Alpinamente 3264m Review

Showcasing style and practicality in one set of specs.

I love being able to travel with minimal possessions. One pair of jocks, socks, shorts and sunnies (sunglasses). I also love offering discount codes to help you get a new pair of these shades, so head to the bottom of the post for details.

Alpinamente = Alps +mente (that is MIND in Italian) but is can be read as “in alpine way”.

Alpinamente’s founder, Stefano, is an Italian born mountain man. Just like any day in the mountains you take risks and creating a brand of sunglasses in a very competitive market, is no different. The ‘main focus was to have a very stable frame while running, great lenses and a touch of fashion’.

Looking at it from across the table, it’s one set of shades for any occasion. Its a great idea. A gamble well played.

So lets take a cl20160719-_sle4215_8b895744-7fec-486f-8c26-ed4defdae413_largeoser look at the original release, The Alpinamente 3264m, and see if Alpinamente, considered the basics and the critical aspects of running eyewear.

Seriously comfortable and unexpectedly well fitted, these really did perform like a set of sunglasses, specifically designed for running.

With the ability to mould and angle the nose piece and side arms, the fit can be personalised to minimise all movement on the go.

The composition of the lens with its resistance to water allows for clear vision when the sweat comes on thick and fast.

And continually being ask – ‘Can you run in those, too?’ is the single biggest indicator that these don’t look like running sunnies, but more like specs for a catwalk.

On the finer details, features include:

FULL SUN PROTECTION

100% protection  against UVA,UVB,UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm

SIMPLY LIGHTWEIGHT

TR90  frame and polycarbonate lenses set 3264m under 35g

TR90 was produced through Swiss technology as a thermoplastic material that is incredibly durable, flexible, and lightweight. Glasses made with TR90 are extremely comfortable because they have a flexible quality. Since they are flexible, they can bend under pressure and contour your face comfortably.

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Lenses incorporate a transparent water and oil repellent (hydrophobic and oleophobic) coating. With anti static, anti smudge, chemical resistance, and a hardened surface for increase scratch resistance.

sl54671_grandeFULLY ADJUSTABLE

Silicon temple harm tips and nose pads, with titanium core, make the 3264m fully adjustable to increase hold and a comfortable fit.

With the option of choosing between REGULAR fitting and ASIAN fitting nose bridge.

ENHANCED VISION

Anti Reflection coating reduces the quantity of reflected light, eliminating blur and the refection of images inside the lenses

Original lens colours have been tested and selected to enhance contrast on green, brown and grey backgrounds, in strong and weak light conditions, making them the best options for outdoor activities.

The original lens range includes:

Blue

Brown

Rose Gold

PHOTOCHROMIC

Identifying the need to expand the range with PHOTOCHROMIC lenses for ultras,  diverse mountain environments and skiing. Alpinemente now offers two options with the following specs:

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CLEAR lens Transmittance: 77%

DARK Lens Transmittance (activated by UV radiation):  27%

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Basic Transmittance: 42%

DARK lens Transmittance (activated by UV radiation):  16%

 

Along with the new release of lenses also comes a new style – the 2841m

Head to their website and check them out.

alpinamente.com

The Long Run are happy to offer the following codes to use at checkout for a 20% discount and FREE shipping to Australia.

For 3264m model with single tint lenses use code – TLR20

For new photochromic lenses – TLR20ph