Suncloud Loveseat Review
Compare prices at 2 resellers Pros: Lightweight, great coverage, flexible bows, secure fit
Cons: On the narrow side, some distracting reflections, uninspiring style
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|Pros||Lightweight, great coverage, flexible bows, secure fit||Great lens quality, excellent gradient, very comfortable, versatile style, good case||Great contrast, comfortable, easy style to love||Protective lenses, good contrast, secure fit, versatile use across lighting and activities||Bold style, great narrow fit, adjustable nose pads, good protection, sturdy build, cool case|
|Cons||On the narrow side, some distracting reflections, uninspiring style||Not polarized, may be loose on top of head||A bit small, translucent frame magnifies light, expensive||May be tight, mirror lenses collect smudges, case is a poor cleaner||Narrow fit, not great directly into sun|
|Bottom Line||Lightweight and less expensive, these secure shades may not be fashionably adventurous but they are comfortable||Excellent quality shades that are protective and stylish, offering top-notch quality for a reasonable price||These are great quality sunglasses with excellent contrast and a superb face feel||A sporty yet chic pair of cute, comfortable shades that can keep up with you from casual brunches to afternoon hikes||A great set of aviators for smaller faces with good protection and a brazen style|
|Rating Categories||Suncloud Loveseat||Ray-Ban Erika||Maui Jim Honi||Smith Caper Chromapop||Costa del Mar Fernandina|
|Lens Quality (30%)|
|Style And Versatility (20%)|
|Frame Quality (15%)|
|Specs||Suncloud Loveseat||Ray-Ban Erika||Maui Jim Honi||Smith Caper...||Costa del Mar...|
|Lens Tested||Polarized Sienna Mirror||Grey Gradient||Blue HCL Bronze||Opal Mirror ChromaPop||Green Mirror 580P|
|Visible Light Transmission (VLT)||Not specified||Not specified||12%||15%||10%|
|VLT Protection Index||Not specified||Cat 3||Cat 3||Cat 3||Cat 3|
|HEV/Blue Light Protection (claim)||None||None||"HEV reduction"||None||100% HEV blockage|
|Infrared Protection (claim)||None||None||None||None||None|
|Neutral/Contrast||Increased contrast||Neutral||Increased contrast||Increased contrast||Increased contrast|
|Lens Material||Polycarbonate injection molded||Polycarbonate||SuperThin glass||Carbonic||Mineral glass|
|Protective Coatings||None||None||Anti-reflective, anti-scratch, hydroleophobic||Anti-reflective,hydroleophobic resistance, mirror coating||C-WALL (anti-scratch and hydroleophobic), mirror|
|Can take prescription lens?||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Case Included||Yes; microfiber bag||Yes; semi-rigid snapshell case and microfiber cleaning cloth||Yes; rigid triangular collapsible case, microfiber cleaning cloth||Yes; microfiber bag||Yes; cork box, microfiber bag|
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 Brandenburg