When we asked a Noogs representative what the most distinctive feature was of the company’s sunglasses, he removed a pair from his head, bent the frames outward such that they formed a wide arch and asked “Could you do this with other sunglasses?”
The parent company of Noggs has been making specialty protective eye wear for two decades. Much of that experience ended up in the Noogs sunglasses for consumers.
In addition to the ultra-bendable frames, Noggs’ lenses are made to withstand abuse too. The lenses meet or exceed all of the ANSI Z87.1 standards. Among other requirements, those standards mandate that a lens must withstand a 1-inch diameter solid-steel ball being dropped upon it at a velocity of 150 feet per second!
As for the view through one of those Noggs protective lenses, we would describe it as being north of Good and south of Stellar. Colors remain mostly crisp though the clarity is a little less than we’d like.
The frames are lightweight and comfortable, especially the casual nog600 and base nog100 models. We’d have no problem wearing them for an entire day outdoors.
We also like how all Noggs come in a “BrainBox” case. The rugged case has a push button opening top and a soft lined protective interior. In a bit of design forethought, the BrainBox is shaped to fit in a standard car cup holder.
Noggs sunglasses tend to run in the US$60 to $80 range—altogether a very good value, especially for those who tend to treat their sunglasses less-than-kindly.