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Mar 23, 2012

Carbon Fiber Sunglasses Sound So So So Great

Sunglasses made out of molded carbon fiber with scratch-resistant lenses would fix a lot of standard sunglass-related problems. Like sitting on them. Or having them fall off your face. They're perfect! Kind of.

For all their engineering might, there are still two problems with the admittedly attractive Kolstom Classic sunglasses—neither of which are really their fault. First, hinges. Your frames and lenses might be nigh indestructible, but you can still destroy the glasses at their weakest points. The Kickstarter video mentions some advanced hinge techniques, but it sort of just sounds like a spring. A direct hit from your butt is still going to be trouble. The other problem is that these frames look rather large, and could (will) make your head look small and dumb.

But if you're not too worried about either of those, check out the Kolstoms over at Kickstarter, where they're already funded and you can lock in a pair for $150.

9 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

I'd like a pair but as of right now they're just way too expensive. Will be interesting to hear how they do.

Jim said...

Those are nice looking sunglasses, but I can't wear sunglasses since I wear glasses....

That Random Guy said...

I think I will stick with my cheap old ones, they still look fresh :p.

Adam said...

I had one pair break right in half only about 2 months after buying them

Zyu said...

Oh wow, so many companies are using Kickstarter to fund their projects.

Smile said...

What's next Adamantium sun glasses made with dwarven technology?

ojay said...

thats a dream for people who wear glasses every day..like me lol

R said...

Yeah, sounds awesome!

Trolske said...

No more scratches..this would be awesome!