Monday, December 04, 2023

Shadespert Folding Sunglasses : Unboxing Review

Black Amber
I recently won a lucky draw thanks to Shadespert Malaysia. Valued at RM175 with 1 year warranty, I was indeed very lucky as this was likely my (for real) 5th time trying to win a pair from Shadespert. Yes, they are very generous and i was very lucky. So thank you Shadespert!

Because I have this in my hand, and this is like their newest collection - as the previous other Shadespert is black lenses with colored bands, and if you think what I recieved is actually orange/red... be surprised that it also has a yellow undertone. So depending from which angle you are looking at, this write up gives you impression i have two Shadespert!

Discount Code?
Shadespert was kind enough to provide a discount code for purchases via their Shopee at 10% off using my code SHADEEVAN at this Shopee link here
Shopee link here and SHADEEVAN for 10% off

Now with that out of the way...


After many years of blogging and writing review, I finally (may had) found a more efficient way to do all these than to just take video and make into reel, because reel can only be accessed at one place aka my IG. So, instead of wasting the opportunity to properly unbox, I am starting to take video and upload to my YouTube channel. This is the unboxing of the Shadespert Black Amber

Full HD resolution of this video in my Youtube here
I am also experimenting with TikTok Live and IG Live, so do give me a follow there as well for first to know unboxing and review - because I can only upload to Youtube once I am done at those platform!

What is in the box

What you get 
  • The folding sunglasses from Shadespert
  • Microfiber cleaning cloth
  • Microfiber carry cloth
  • Semi-hard case for storage with a carabiner
  • Box, no manual
  • UV400 protection lense made from Polycarbonate
  • Foldable sunglasses at the bridge with roll-up temple
  • 36grams
  • Small footprint when folded and rolled up!
with the temple rolled up. No hinges unlike normal eyewear
With temple extended and ready to be used
Folded at the bridge with temple rolled up
lighter than it actually feel. Take note of the blue-ish green tint casted
First Usage
It took me a while to learn to fold and unfold to get it ready to be worn. Likely as I am worried I may actually break it if i do it wrongly. After a few practices, it became easy and I am confident that it won't just break unless I fold or unfold in an angle that it should not be (like twisting it).
See the notch and dot? It should snap in place
I have wide face, and often smaller frames would not fit me well, and there is the risk of the glasses to bounce and slip as it isn't secure around my head/temple. You can see from this screenshot how much the temple flexed outside onto my head
If the temple of this specs is not flexible, it would not had fit me
Fits nicely from the front
So, luckily, Shadespert roll-up flexible snap-action temple wraps around my head and all i need to do is to "snap" the end into place and it will grab the back of my head, ensuring a secure fit.
The end of the temple before snapping in

And secured
Don't worry, that indentation is NOT the snap action, i have a not-very-round-head

UV400 Protection, Non-Polarised
I checked for polarization on the lense and it did not say it is (usually if it is a polarized lense, it will say) and checking it against bright reflective windows of my neighbors and looking on a handphone tells me that the Black Amber I received is not polarized. Not an issue as the clarity is good.

The blue-green hue is very likely due to the phone camera unable to white balance unlike the eyes. The vision from human eyes is neutral and create a warmer feel with good contrast and clarity as it should. Interestingly Black Amber with this lense is touted to be very useful in low-light setting like in trails. I can tell that despite the mirror effect of the lense, the Shadespert is visible in this photo
The Shadespert is not a reflection but a see-through from the lense
When wearing and on the run (which I did after the unboxing), the glasses does not bounce or move as much as other glasses I have. It is secure and I hardly felt it is there after a few minutes. The initial pressure of the temple end sort of goes away. I have no issue to use this with my Shokz OpenRun Pro and they do not get into the way of each other, dry or when i was fully in sweat
Works well with Shokz OpenRun Pro
If you are looking for a pair of running sunnies that are foldable and able to be "slapped" on the wrist when not in use, happy to spend up to RM175 for a pair, do not mind the Wayfarer look, this is the one for you. 
Wayfarer style
There are a few other brands out there that does very similar Wayfarer shaped running sunnies and one of them has rubberized frame which in my personal experience (i own 5 pairs of them) deteriorate over time (aka the frame get sticky), or has fancy printing but fits badly (I have 3 of them that fits badly), or those with lenses that peels off internally and externally (too many to count), It be interesting to see how Shadespert holds up in my daily run under the sun, constantly being drenched in sweat, washing with running clean water and usual wear and tear. Stay tuned as I will update if there are significant changes in the condition from my usage. 

Thank you Shadespert for this pair of Black Amber, I truly appreciate it. 

For those of you interested to get one, remember to get it from Shadespert  at their Shopee link here and use my SHADEEVAN code, valid until December 2023 for a 10% discount.

Enjoy the rest of the photos I've taken to show the Black Amber from different angles.