Salice Sport Sunglasses

ASTC Asian Triathlon Championships 2013 / 20th SuBIT

I’ve pared down my must-have running accessories to a wristwatch, a visor, and sunglasses. Without any of these, I’d feel naked! I’ve tried a number of sunglass brands, but I recently got a pair of Salice sport sunglasses from Maiqui Dayrit of Cascos Inc., also the exclusive Philippine distributor of Yurbuds.

Keeping cool in my @salicePH sunnies while stuck in this hot and heavy traffic!

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Rocking my Salices while stuck in traffic!

Salice is an Italian brand known for providing quality eyewear for outdoor activities. It’s well-known in Europe for cycling, motocross, skiing, snowboarding, sailing, and canoeing — all sports that require a lot from athletes and their equipment.

I had a number of sunglass styles to choose from, but I was drawn to the 004 ITA Bianco for its lightweight design and classy colors (Italian flag stripes!).

Thank you @teamspyderPH for the helmet and @salicePH for the shades! #SuBIT #ASTC

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They match my other stuff!

They fit really well over my ears and nose, which means they don’t slide down when I sweat or douse myself with water. The lenses are wide and high so even when using them in aero position on my bike I get great visibility, plus they shield my eyes well from flying grit or other debris that could blow into my eyes otherwise. The frame’s light weight is great especially during a run; they don’t bounce around, and even if I use them for long stretches of time my earlobes don’t hurt from supporting the weight. And yes, the most important part is my Salices match the clothes and other gear I wear. Haha!

The model I chose came with rainbow lenses; the multi-layer mirror coating cuts glare and increases contrast. They also hide my eyes so I still always look fresh (not tired) in race photos. ;) Other models come with photochromic lenses that adapt to light conditions, or polarized lenses that reduce glare and enhance clarity. All lenses also provide protection against 100% of UVA, B, and C rays, and are waterproof so water and stains don’t stick around.

I used my Salices in my triathlon at SuBIT and they were super comfortable, so now I also plan to use them during my first Ironman 70.3 in August. I also use them now during all my bike and run training. If you plan on investing in a good pair of sports sunglasses, Salice is a great choice.

ASTC Asian Triathlon Championships 2013 / 20th SuBIT

Salice sports sunglasses

Salice sport sunglasses range from P3,900 to P8,800; the 004 ITA Bianco is priced at P5,800. Salice is available at The Brick Multisport Store (McKinley Hill; Cebu), Bike King, R.O.X., Primo Cycles, Secondwind Running Store (Greenhills; Ortigas; Quezon City), Specialized Concept Store, Riovana (BGC; Katipunan), RUNNR (BHS; ATC; Toby’s MOA; Toby’s Shangri-la), Planet Sports (BHS; ATC; Trinoma; Rockwell; Glorietta), and The Athlete’s Foot (Two Parkade).

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