Under Armour Tuned Sunglasses Review

By Nick Anson
June 6, 2019

Under Armour Tuned Sunglasses – How to Look Great Even if You Don’t Play Great

Do you have problems with hitting a nasty slice?  Are your drives leaving you wanting more distance on a regular basis?  Can’t seem to avoid those dreaded 3 putt holes?

Well, I’ve got great news: you can have a terrible golf game and still look like you know what you’re doing: just wear Under Armour Tuned Sunglasses!

(Seriously though, if you have questions or need help with your golf game, we can help.  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out our library of videos that can help you with every part of your game)

Now, Under Armour has been known more for their golf apparel than their accessories in years past.  So what are Under Armour Tuned Sunglasses?  And how can these sunglasses actually help your golf game?  More on that shortly.  Let’s start with that first question.

What Are Under Armour Tuned Sunglasses?

From the Under Armour website, the “NEW UA Tuned Golf lenses provide contrast enhancement & help you to read the course more precisely.”  So what does that mean?  Well, if you are like me and most other people, you are used to affordable (cheap) sunglasses that basically just tint the world around you.

If you get a little fancy, you may invest in some polarized lenses as well.  Polarized sunglasses are nice and all. But when it comes to golf, they aren’t primarily designed to track golf balls.  They are meant to reduce glare, which I suppose is benificial if you are searching for your ball in water hazards most of the day.

In a nutshell, these rose-tinted sunglasses provide enhanced contrast on the course, which most notably helps you read greens better.  That might not help your putting stroke itself, but it definitely gives you a better look at the shot.

In fact, I got to check these sunglasses out firsthand at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show, and immediately I knew these would be hot.

 

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The Specs on These Specs

Here are the Specs for each pair of sunglasses we are reviewing, via underarmour.com:

  • NEW UA Tuned Golf lenses provide contrast enhancement & help you to read the course more precisely
  • ArmourSight® lens technology provides enhanced, distortion-free vision edge-to-edge.
  • 100% UVA/B/C Protection
  • All Under Armour Eyewear defends against harmful UVA/B/C rays, protecting your eyes against irreversible damage
  • Multiflection coatings guard lenses against scratches, smudges & intense sunlight
  • ArmourFusion® frames are built with high grade injected polyamide for maximum strength & durability
  • UA AutoGrip self-articulating temples conform to your head shape without the squeeze
  • Screwless cam-lock hinges allow temples to lock securely into place for a sturdy & extremely lightweight fit
  • Multi-positioning nose pad clicks into place for a customized fit
  • Three-Point Grip ensures a comfortable & secure fit
  • All Under Armour Eyewear has protection for life against manufacturer defects
  • Fit: Medium-Large

 

  • NEW UA Tuned Recovery lenses filter out harmful blue light & prepare your eyes for your next peak performance
  • Multiflection coatings guard lenses against scratches, smudges & intense sunlight
  • All UA Eyewear defends against 100% of harmful UVA/B/C rays
  • ArmourFusion® Frames are built with high grade injected polyamide for maximum strength & durability
  • Three-Point Grip ensures a comfortable & secure fit
  • Screwless cam-lock hinges allow temples to lock securely into place for a sturdy & extremely lightweight fit
  • All Under Armour Eyewear has protection for life against manufacturer defects
  • Fit: Medium-Large
  • Lens: 55mm
  • Nose Bridge: 19mm
  • Temple: 131mm

The Fit & Feel

Upon first glance, these sunglasses look pretty standard for what you would expect out of Under Armour.  Sleek, stylish, sporty.  I especially like the look of the Glimpse frames.  They are a good blend of fashionable enough for everyday wear, while having a nice snug fit to know I can wear them in an active setting.  (In fact, I’ve got the Glimpse in the Recovery lenses, and they are amazing when I’m out shooting video on the golf course.)

The other pair I received was the Octane sunglasses.  Immediately, you look at them and think baseball or cycling, and for good reason.  The half-frame sunglasses scream active and athletic, and once I put them on I loved how they fit.  They wrap perfectly around the contours of my head and face.  And the adjustable nose piece is a welcome addition.  Personally, I have never been a half-frame shades guy though, so these would probably be a pass for me.

But the most underrated part of these sunglasses might just be their contact points.  Most cheaper sunglasses I wear tend to rub on my cheekbones, but these UA shades actually rest on your ears and the brim of your nose.  That alone is worth the price of admission.

Team Reviews

Here’s what a few of the members of our USGolfTV staff thought of the Under Armour Tuned Golf Sunglasses:

Jordan Knowlton:  I loved the color that these glasses shaded everything in, it really helped make the course pop out while still helping with the glare from the sun. The build quality is excellent as they feel sturdy and like they won’t break if I drop them on the course. Also, I really liked the fit on my head, nothing felt like it was too tight or too loose, they always felt secure when swinging with them on. Some sunglasses make it too dark when I am trying to golf in them but these balance that line perfectly!

Tyler Prins: One of my favorite features about the sunglasses was the fact that the nose piece was adjustable.  This helped me most when I was on the golf course hitting shots because the glasses stayed put even when I was sweating. The other feature that I liked was the lenses, which allowed me to see the green undulation much better than normal sunglasses on the greens.  Reading putts is always difficult, but I feel like I actually had an advantage!

The Verdict

Under Armour Tuned Sunglasses are a stylish look that provides golfers a little extra contrast on those bright sunny days.  While I can’t guarantee they’ll help you line up your putt properly, they’ll give you a better opportunity to do so.

I wear the Glimpse Recovery sunglasses on the course when we are shooting content for our YouTube Channel.  Normally I hate wearing sunglasses during a shoot because of the tinted look while watching playback.  But wearing the Recovery sunglasses, I don’t have that issue.

Prepare to drop a little coin on these sunglasses (the Octanes retail at $125, the Glimpse $110).  But you get what you pay for, as they are durable, lightweight and look great.  If you are sick of buying cheap shades that smudge and scratch and break, and you’re ready to invest a little money in something that lasts, these might be just what you’re looking for, golfer or not.

What Do You Think?

Have you purchased or tried the Under Armour Tuned Golf Sunglasses?  Let us know your thoughts!  We love hearing from our readers, and the honest reviews from you helps other golfers make informed decisions.

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