Most Notable Frames: Big Kahuna, Hurricane, Riptide, Eminence, Oasis
Detour Sunglasses are an interesting brand and one that, for me, has mixed ratings. At the same time, the overall styles and models of sunglasses available are fantastic with many models based on famous styles such as the Wayfarer and Aviator sunglasses. You also can’t fault the range of colorways available with many models available in a variety of both standard (black & browns) and more unique (purple & blues) color offerings. They also accommodate eyewear for those with larger features, including glasses in XL sizes for those with larger heads – it’s nice to be inclusive.
That being said, I can’t help but criticize what I feel is a poor level of construction and quality. These glasses are all made from what seems like PU Plastic (not Acetate) and details from the hinges and arms just aren’t up to the same quality that can be found from similarly priced eyewear brands. This is not to say the quality is terrible, and Detour does offer a 6-month lifetime warranty (which is more than most brands) but it does leave much to the imagination.
Overall I feel like the benefits of Detour Sunglasses defiantly outweigh the negatives. Other brands do offer high-quality materials but don’t offer other advantages like the aforementioned lifetime warranty, XL Frames, and Polarized UV400 Protective lenses. Certain models also come in at very low prices which is nice for those on a budget.
- Quality & Design 60% 60%
- Choice & functionality 68% 68%
- Value for money 66% 66%
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Polarized UV400 Protective
Impact-resistant lenses (FDA approved)
Free Detour pouch included
6 Month Lifetime Guarantee