The good folks at Bolle Performance Eyewear were kind enough to send out a pair of the new Warrant Golf sunglasses for us to try out, so we took a couple of weeks and tested them out on & off the golf course The Warrant’s are part of Bolle’s Performance Collection and are designed specifically for the demands of golf. If these sunglasses seem familiar to you, it’s because you’ve seen Sergio Garcia wearing them in PGA events worldwide.
The first thing we like is that the lenses are interchangeable. This is a great feature, seeing as you can exchange one colored lens for another depending on the lighting conditions you’re playing in. This technology has been available in ski goggles for years, and it’s nice to see it applied to sport/golf sunglasses.
The lens we tested was the Non-Polarized Eaglevision 2 Dark Tonic, which is a perfect lens for very bright, sunny days. What we really liked, aside from the clarity this lens provided in bright conditions, was how easy it was to read greens. It seems that’s always been the major issue with wearing optics on the golf course, but Bolle . The normal lack of depth perception when reading the subtleties of greens was all but non existent with the Vigilante’s. In fact, this particular lens is so clear and undistorted, that you completely forget that you’re even looking through sunglasses after just a few minutes of wearing them.
The frames are extremely lightweight and the lens wraps completely around the eyes, so there is no light leaking in the corners, where other glasses tend to lack coverage. The Warrant reduces glare to all but a bare minimum, and the polarized lens option would most likely completely eliminate it.
The only complaint we had about this particular model is that the lens was so close to the eyes that they had a tendency to get foggy spots from the heat coming off the eye balls. Now this will probably not be the case for everyone, but depending on the shape and size of your face, it may be something to think about, and worth trying several of the Bolle styles before you purchase.
The Warrant’s list for $139.00 USD with the non-polarized lenses, which is considerably less than comparable golf styles by other optics manufacturers. If you are in the market for a high quality pair of golf sunglasses, you should definitely add these to your short list of ones to try.