Revo Baseliner Review

May 20, 2015
Revo Baseliner
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
84
Security of Fit
7
Comfort
6
Lens Clarity
9
Coverage/Wind Resistance
8
Features
7
Value
7

The Good

  • Lightweight full-frame design
  • Excellent optics via a high-quality polarized lens
  • Wrapped design offers solid coverage and wind resistance

The Bad

  • Full-frame styling is a bit stiffer than other sunglasses tested
THE VERDICT

The Revo Baseliner is a performance sunglass that delivers excellent, glare-busting optics in a lightweight package. With a full-coverage and full-frame wrapped design, the Baseliner is a great choice for water sports like SUPing but also works well for cycling and running. My only gripe: The full-frame design is a bit stiffer and less forgiving than the other sunglasses tested.

FULL REVIEW

Fit & Comfort

In testing, the Baseliner had a stable, solid fit and didn’t move around when I was running or mountain biking. Gripping nosepad covers are built right into the full-frame design. While the nosepad material is soft, it does not bend or move for an adjustable fit. This fact, coupled with the frame’s full-frame design, make the Baseliner one of the less flexible sunglasses in this test. At the same time, this sunglass’ 8-base wrap design delivers excellent protection from the elements.

Lens Clarity

Revo delivers excellent optical clarity with its Blue Water lenses (the lenses I wore during testing). According to the company, these polarized lenses are engineered to absorb 89% of visible light, cut 94% of harmful blue light, and eliminate 99% of glare. The proof is in the performance—I found these lenses to significantly enhance definition on the road and trail, and effectively cut glare. 

Wind Resistance

Due to its 8-base wrap design, the Baseliner worked well to cut wind, even in the windiest conditions. However, this sunglass does not have any type of venting system. 

 


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