Britney Starr reviews BTB glasses
Rolla, MO –-(Ammoland.com) – Sometimes, the worst thing about getting new gear is the wait before you can use it. I recently received a pair of BTB Sport Optics sunglasses, but the ever changing Michigan weather had me waiting quite a while before I could try them out.
BTB boasts that they have “the best $100 sunglasses you can buy for under $50.” While doing some research I found that they have a long list of features that you would not normally see in sunglasses of that cost.
- 100 percent optic clarity (De-centered lens)
- HD (High Definition) Lens Technology
- Complete UVA & UVB protection
- “Formed Fit” frames
- Temples & Nosepieces are made from a hypo- allergenic material and coated with an Anti-Bacterial agent for heavy perspiration environments
- Exceed ANSI, OSHA & Military Impact Specifications
- “Ballistic” rated
I picked a pair of traditional fully framed glasses in crystal brown color out of BTB’s “200 Series” that retail at $49.95. The 200 Series offers small to medium fit and an HD polarized lens option which is great for fishing. Since all of BTB’s sunglass lenses are ballistic rated, I was also interested to see how they would stand up while I was out grouse and woodcock hunting this fall. Click HERE to watch a video of the BTB crew performing a ballistic test.
Sunglasses in hand, I started my five hour trek to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on my quest for upland birds.
Of course, it rained the entire time … so, my new specs spent the entirety of the drive on my dashboard. I hoped that the following day would provide me with an opportunity to utilize my new gear.
Although wet, our first day of hunting looked like it might afford us a few glimpses of sunshine. As I geared up to hit the woods with my dad and my German Shorthair Pointer, “Wesson,” I decided to put on the glasses even though it was slightly overcast.
I noticed right away that the polarized brown color lenses brightened everything up.
When the first woodcock flushed, I found the tiny brown bird with no problem against the green backdrop of the trees (and successfully shot it, thank you very much).
I kept the sunglasses on all day while hunting. They were very lightweight and the nosepieces were made of soft material which did not dig in or leave marks on my nose.
The temples of the glasses did not pinch into my head even under my hat but still felt secure enough that I did not worry they would fall off. Eventually, the sun did peek through the clouds and at that point I was impressed with how well the BTBs reduced the glare.
One thing I did notice was that my eyelashes hit the lenses of the glasses if they were pushed up all the way on my nose. Also, while I was huffing and puffing through a thick aspen cutting, the lenses became slightly fogged up. Although soft, the nose pieces are not adjustable – which might have helped fix both of these problems.
While driving back from hunting, my dad noticed some salmon swimming upstream. We stopped the truck and I jumped out to take a better look. Because the lenses are polarized I was able to see down into the water and watch the salmon. Without the sunglasses on I would have only seen the glare off the top of the water, which affirmed that I would be wearing them during my fishing excursions next summer.
BTB offers a lifetime warranty with every pair of their sunglasses, as well as free shipping on orders over $49.00. Visit www.btbsunglasses.com/category-s/46.htm for more details on BTB’s 200 Series sunglasses.
Britney Starr is a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Britney has participated in hunting and shooting sports for her entire life. She is currently part owner, client services representative, and social media manager of Starr & Bodill African Safaris. She enjoys working side by side with her father and licensed Professional Hunter, Dwaine Starr, to provide their clients with a worry free safari. Keep up with Britney at her blog.
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