Suncloud Loveseat Review
Cons: On the narrow side, some distracting reflections, uninspiring style
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|Pros||Lightweight, great coverage, flexible bows, secure fit||Secure fit, great lenses, padded frame, excellent coverage||Solid protection, look good on most faces, comfortable, well-priced, great warranty/exchange policy||Truly oversized lenses, unique look, good for low light||Classic retro style, easy to wear, versatile fit, lightweight, inexpensive|
|Cons||On the narrow side, some distracting reflections, uninspiring style||May be tight, style doesn't work for everyone||Not a bold style, unimpressive case, minor longevity issues||Perhaps too large, not overly protective, scratchy metal bits on the frame||Not great in direct light, back reflection, extreme gradient|
|Bottom Line||Lightweight and less expensive, these secure shades may not be fashionably adventurous but they are comfortable||A blend of sporty and stylish, these secure fit shades offer great protection and great value||Good quality, inexpensive shades with a classic style that works well for just about everyone||Big lenses on large frames give a specific style vibe though sun protection is limited||Some low cost classicly styled shades that are easy to wear but lack quality performance when facing into the sun|
|Rating Categories||Suncloud Loveseat||Native Eyewear Acadia||Shady Rays Classic...||SojoS Round Vintage||Sungait Designer Gr...|
|Lens Quality (30%)|
|Style and Versatility (20%)|
|Frame Quality (15%)|
|Specs||Suncloud Loveseat||Native Eyewear Acadia||Shady Rays Classic...||SojoS Round Vintage||Sungait Designer Gr...|
|Lens Tested||Polarized Sienna Mirror||Brown||Grey||Brown Gradient||Brown Gradient|
(tested 60mm width)
(tested 55mm width)
|Visible Light Transmission (VLT)||Not specified||13%||Not specified||Not specified||Not specified|
|VLT Protection Index||Not specified||Cat 3||Not specified||Not specified||Not specified|
|HEV/Blue Light Protection (claim)||None||94% HEV blockage||None||None||None|
|Infrared Protection (claim)||None||"up to 4X more than regular polarized lenses"||None||None||None|
|Neutral/Contrast||Increased contrast||Increased contrast||Neutral||Increased contrast||Increased contrast|
|Lens Material||Polycarbonate injection molded||Crystal carbonate||Plastic||Polycarbonate||Plastic (composite)|
|Can take prescription lens?||No||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Case Included||Yes; microfiber bag||Yes; semi-rigid zippered shell, microfiber bag||Yes; microfiber bag||Yes; microfiber bag and cleaning cloth||Yes; microfiber bag, microfiber cleaning cloth, double-sided screwdriver|
Our Analysis and Test Results
We tested the Suncloud Loveseat with Polarized Sienna Mirror lenses. They're a Medium fit pair and come with a drawstring microfiber case.
The polarized lenses of the Loveseat are fairly consistent and protective. These brown lenses do well in bright light and decently in slightly shaded environments as well. They're a touch on the yellow side, but only in a way that adds a hint of contrast without drastically changing the appearance of objects.
- 100% UV Protection
- Unspecified Visible Light Transmission (Category 3)
- 0% HEV/Blue Light Blockage, 0% Infrared Blockage
- Color: Brown, Material: Polycarbonate
- Impact Resistant
Lacking any anti-reflective layer, the backs of these lenses do reflect a certain amount of your face and surrounding objects. It's not horribly distracting, but in the wrong lighting, it's quite obvious.
The Loveseat are meant to be worn quite close to your face and as such, they touch a good portion of the eyebrows and even along the cheeks a bit, especially when smiling. They have flexible bows that extend the range of accommodation of these medium-to-narrow shades. Weighing just 20 grams, they're some of the lightest women's sunglasses we tested. They have a very glossy, smooth finish that makes them comfortable to wear. They lack any rubber padding but their shape helps hold them securely against the face.
Style and Versatility
Though not unstylish, the Loveseat aren't a pair we'd reach for if we were trying to appear trendy or fashionable. They're more of an everyday sort of vibe. They look a little more at home on narrower faces, where they appear slightly trendier, as narrower heads help the lenses appear larger. Their degree of wrapping makes them just a touch sporty.
Made of Evolve, a bio-based material that feels like plastic, the Loveseat frames are thin and flexible but still reasonably sturdy. They're thin from inside to outside but wide enough from top to bottom to maintain a good amount of structural integrity. Standard three-barrel hinges are integrated into the shape of the plastic components and secured with an easily accessible screw. There are no additional rubber sections or odd pieces to worry about and they feel pretty solid.
The Loveseat have a base curve of 6, like many others we tested. This is a great middle-ground shape that hugs the face a bit, providing extra coverage without sacrificing the comfort of airflow. Though they're on the smaller side of medium, these still fit true-to-size, offering good-quality coverage. Inward curving bows help to hold these shades fairly securely, though their glossy surface can allow some slippage and bounce to occur if you're very sweaty or really jostling them.
These come with just a simple, thin microfiber bag case with a double-sided drawstring.
On the lower end of the spectrum of prices we tested, the Loveseat shades are a pretty solid value. They're not the most trendy, but they're easy to love and just might be the right smallish-medium size and comfortable fit for both your face and budget.
The Suncloud Loveseat are an inexpensive pair of sunglasses that are lightweight and fairly loveable. They have decent lenses and solid coverage in their lightweight, comfortable frames. They aren't the most fashionable option out there but there's still a lot to love about the versatility and usefulness of these budget-friendly glasses.
— Maggie Nichols
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