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Duduma Polarized Review

Simple wraparounds that are easy to wear and won't break the bank
Duduma Polarized
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Price:  $22 List | $24.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Simple, easy to wear, inexpensive
Cons:  Bad glare, smaller fit
Manufacturer:   Duduma
By Maggie Nichols ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  May 27, 2021
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OVERALL
SCORE
  • Lens Quality - 30% 4.0
  • Comfort - 25% 3.0
  • Frame Quality - 20% 3.0
  • Style and Versatility - 15% 3.0
  • Coverage - 10% 4.0

Our Verdict

The Duduma Polarized are a pretty straightforward pair of wraparound sport sunglasses that look straight out of the 90s. Their simple design makes them easy to wear and reasonably comfortable, though they tend to be a better fit on smaller faces. Texturized rubber nose pads help them stay put on long sweaty runs and hot summer days. They aren't the most impressive lenses, with a more dreary grey color and pretty intense back-glare reflections. But they're inexpensive and undemanding and can make a decent trail partner for infrequent and unpicky users.

Our Analysis and Test Results

We tested the Duduma Polarized with Blue lenses. They have a medium fit and come with a microfiber storage bag and microfiber cleaning cloth.

Performance Comparison


Duduma Polarized sport sunglasses - testing the dudumas on sweaty trail runs in the desert.
Testing the Dudumas on sweaty trail runs in the desert.
Credit: Maggie Brandenburg

Lens Quality


The Blue lenses we tested appear grey to look through while offering a pretty true-to-color experience. They're not very dark and aren't great for long-time wear in very bright light. They're fairly clear, though the polarization on the pair we tested is a little weak near the bridge.

Blue Lenses
  • Polarized
  • 100% UV Protection
  • Visible Light Transmission Not Specified (Category 3)
  • 0% HEV/Blue Light Blockage, 0% Infrared Blockage
  • Color: Grey, Material: Polycarbonate
  • Impact Resistant, Anti-Scratch

Even with their close-fitting wraparound shape, the Duduma have distracting counter-reflection and glare. We could clearly see our own faces with excruciating detail in the backs of the lenses while wearing them.

Comfort


These wrap-style shades are so intensely circular that they basically smash themselves against your face. If that's where you normally wear your glasses, you may not notice as much. The nose pads are quite large and, on some of our testers with shallower eyes, end up digging into the tear ducts rather uncomfortably. They're lightweight though, weighing just 24 grams, and many of our testers found them fairly comfortable and inoffensive to wear.

Duduma Polarized sport sunglasses - these wraparound shades are very circular and rather small.
These wraparound shades are very circular and rather small.
Credit: Maggie Brandenburg

Frame Quality


Made of unspecified plastic, these inexpensive glasses feel like how they look — a bit flimsy and not overly confidence-inspiring. Just okay. Their bows are made in two sections that are joined together, creating another potential for fit and durability issues down the road. We had no issues with the durability of ours during our several months of testing but read dozens of online complaints about them cracking, snapping, and falling apart over time.

Duduma Polarized sport sunglasses - not the best sunglasses, but not the worst we've tested.
Not the best sunglasses, but not the worst we've tested.
Credit: Maggie Brandenburg

Style and Versatility


With plain black frames and plain grey lenses, the Duduma aren't walking down the red carpet any time soon. We don't hate them, but one tester summed them up well when he said, "they look like gas station glassed from the 90s".

Duduma Polarized sport sunglasses - these rubber nose pads are quite large and protrude into the corners...
These rubber nose pads are quite large and protrude into the corners of some of our testers' eyes.
Credit: Maggie Brandenburg

Coverage


With oversized nose pads, the Duduma couldn't ride as close to most of our testers' faces as we'd like this style to sit. That means gaps all around, for most of us. Additionally, these lenses are on the small side, further exposing the eyes to sun and glare. Those rubber giant nose pads do a good job holding them in place though.

Case Quality


These come with a simple microfiber bag closed by a plastic toggle on a string, as well as a very small, thin microfiber cleaning cloth. If you want better protection from them getting crushed, you'll have to purchase a hard case separately.

Duduma Polarized sport sunglasses - the duduma come with a microfiber bag and cloth.
The Duduma come with a microfiber bag and cloth.
Credit: Maggie Brandenburg

Value


Despite being one of the least expensive pairs of sport sunglasses we tested, the Duduma just didn't impress us with their performance and wearability.

Conclusion


The Duduma Polarized are a lightweight pair of wraparound shades that are just okay. They're fairly small and simple, which might make them a decent choice for infrequent use by narrow-faced folks with low expectations.

Duduma Polarized sport sunglasses - we're not in love with these, but they're better than no sunglasses.
We're not in love with these, but they're better than NO sunglasses.
Credit: Maggie Brandenburg

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