ND:R Primary Sunglasses Review

The sunglasses that launched a brand.

Review Scores

Frame - 92%
Value for Money - 92%
Lense - 95%
Delivery/Shipping - 88%
Comfort - 90%


My Score

Fantastic value for money, the frames are rebust and the lenses means you can swap and change for your needs. My go to sunglasses for many years.

User Rating: 4.65 ( 1 votes)

Since May 2016 I have been wearing the Naked Black running shades from ND:R Elite Sports Eyewear, after getting frustrated at how easy my own shades kept breaking (I had gotten through 3 pairs in past 6 months, of my previous sunglasses all with the same issue)

I was lucky enough to be sent these at the last minute for the GEAR 10k after my last pair broke just days prior to the race. So race day was a jump into the unknown but with my squint in bright light, racing without a pair wasn’t an option. Thankfully ND:R Elite Sports Eyewear (formerly Naked Runner) came to the rescue and it was a good job as the race was a very sunny day.

Now ND:R Elite Sports Eyewear isn’t a well know brand having started in 2014 but have built up a solid reputation of making excellent sport sunglasses for a multiple of sports, they offer a range for all budgets. With the naked black being their launch frames and for £35.00 a decent and competitive price.

About ND:R Elite Sports Eyewear

Naked Runner was officially born on the 10th July 2014 with a desire to have the best running sunglasses on the market, which they managed to do with the original Ron Hill Black pair getting great reviews from their fans especially on their Facebook page.

Since then they have added several colours to the range with a special mention for the green pair as their fastest with a time of 2hrs 15 mins by Mick Clohisey from Ireland and they are particularly chuffed as he even wore them at Rio in the Rain.

Since then they have seen their sunglasses performing at all levels with many podium finishes for the primary range and their latest addition the “SOL:INVICTUS” from ambassadors and friends lead by Kerry O’Flaherty who has been their Star Athlete Ambassador whom from almost the beginning, you would find it hard to find a photo not wearing a pair.

Product Description

These are the launch frames for ND:R Elite Sports Eyewear and have been fully tested in the field, “10k runs and at the 50Km Veleta in Granada Spain” and having tested a range of designs these were the most popular among my fellow runners, as a result these are the frames we have decide to promote.

These Sports sunglasses have air ventilation for clear viewing. The lenses are made of Polycarbonate making them 100% UV-400 protection and very durable. The frames are made from TR90 composite material making them incredibly robust.

The frames will come with a microfiber carry bag for added protection.

My Review

For your money you get a choice of 3 different lenses clear/tint, revo red and grey. So you get choice and if you change your mind you can actually swap the lenses and to do it right they even posted a tutorial video to show you how to do it.

Firstly what I have say is, they say they are so confident you will be happy with your purchase they will give you 100% refund!. Well I honestly doubt they’ve had to do many refunds. Firstly the frame, I’m usually very picky with frames but these sat well on my face, they offer a snug fit and no matter if I’m pounding the track or running on trails I never felt like they would dislodge.

The frames are designed using Swiss technology, now it might sound like a selling point but the frames are incredibly durable, flexible, and lightweight. I can vouch for this as when I had my fall at race the train, the frames came away without a scratch. Even though one side of my face was covered in mud and blood. The frames also come with air ducts, these help clear mist, it is worth mentioning you can adjust the nose pads to help the air flow.

The choice of lenses means I’ve been able to run/race in bright sunlight, overcast days and when the light has been fading. This is a big plus as I do suffer from hay fever and protecting the eyes from pollen means my hay fever is more manageable.

There are plenty of different coloured frames for the same price to suit everyone’s taste, Plus for £35 you can actually mix and match, this means different arm colours to frames. All shades come with their own protective glasses pouch but you can also purchase a hard case if you so wish. For those who have a prescription you can actually get these shades with your prescription, so you don’t need to miss out.

These were my go to shades from May 2016 till I received my first pair of SOL:INVICTUS sunglasses in spring 2018. Yet you will still find me wearing them on my training runs and still share selfies in them on my social media channels. Overall I’ve been more than happy with them and highly recommend them if you are looking for a pair of running shades that do a decent job, won’t break the bank and are extremely robust.

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