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Suncloud Loveseat Review

Lightweight and less expensive, these secure shades may not be fashionably adventurous but they are comfortable
Suncloud Loveseat
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Price:  $55 List | $31.11 at Amazon
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Pros:  Lightweight, great coverage, flexible bows, secure fit
Cons:  On the narrow side, some distracting reflections, uninspiring style
Manufacturer:   Suncloud
By Maggie Brandenburg ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  Jun 9, 2021
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  • Lens Quality - 30% 6
  • Comfort - 25% 7
  • Style and Versatility - 20% 5
  • Frame Quality - 15% 6
  • Coverage - 10% 8

Our Verdict

The Suncloud Loveseat are lightweight and feel great on the face. They're a bit on the narrow side of medium, with flexible bows and a face-hugging base curve. Larger lenses add coverage to their close-fit and easy-to-love feel. Their Sienna Mirror lenses are on the yellow side of brown, but not distractingly so, instead they maintain decent contrast. They can produce some reflections back at you in certain lighting but are far from the worst we experienced. Perhaps not the most fashionably inspiring, the Loveseat are not without style and are best-loved by smaller-faced women.

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Pros Lightweight, great coverage, flexible bows, secure fitGreat lens quality, excellent gradient, very comfortable, versatile style, good caseGreat contrast, comfortable, easy style to loveProtective lenses, good contrast, secure fit, versatile use across lighting and activitiesBold style, great narrow fit, adjustable nose pads, good protection, sturdy build, cool case
Cons On the narrow side, some distracting reflections, uninspiring styleNot polarized, may be loose on top of headA bit small, translucent frame magnifies light, expensiveMay be tight, mirror lenses collect smudges, case is a poor cleanerNarrow fit, not great directly into sun
Bottom Line Lightweight and less expensive, these secure shades may not be fashionably adventurous but they are comfortableExcellent quality shades that are protective and stylish, offering top-notch quality for a reasonable priceThese are great quality sunglasses with excellent contrast and a superb face feelA sporty yet chic pair of cute, comfortable shades that can keep up with you from casual brunches to afternoon hikesA 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
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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
Polarized Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Fit Medium Standard Narrow Medium Narrow/Small
Weight (grams) 20g 22g 35g 27g 32g
UV Protection 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
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
Impact Resistance Yes Yes No Yes No
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
Hinge type Standard Standard Flex Standard Standard
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.

Performance Comparison


Adventuring in sunny spring snowmelt with the Loveseat.
Adventuring in sunny spring snowmelt with the Loveseat.
Photo: Maggie Brandenburg

Lens Quality


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.

Polarized Sienna Mirror Lenses
  • Polarized
  • 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.

Pretty good lenses that do an above-average job.
Pretty good lenses that do an above-average job.
Photo: Maggie Brandenburg

Comfort


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.

These lightweight frames are flexible and hug the face.
These lightweight frames are flexible and hug the face.
Photo: Maggie Brandenburg

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.

A bit narrow for some of our testers, but still not a bad look.
A bit narrow for some of our testers, but still not a bad look.
Photo: Maggie Brandenburg

Frame Quality


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.

These flexible frames feel pretty good.
These flexible frames feel pretty good.
Photo: Maggie Brandenburg

Coverage


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.

A closer fit and decently large lenses help add coverage to these...
A closer fit and decently large lenses help add coverage to these small-medium shades.
Photo: Maggie Brandenburg

Case Quality


These come with just a simple, thin microfiber bag case with a double-sided drawstring.

A simple microfiber bag that works to clean the lenses.
A simple microfiber bag that works to clean the lenses.
Photo: Maggie Brandenburg

Value


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.

Conclusion


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.

Though a touch small, still a pretty easy to love pair.
Though a touch small, still a pretty easy to love pair.
Photo: Maggie Brandenburg

Maggie Brandenburg