Under Armour, known for “Protecting this House”, makes some of the world’s most innovative performance footwear and apparel has slowly been making a name in the golfing world.
“Working closely with PGA golfer Hunter Mahan, Under Armour Eye-wear designers have created the ultimate performance frame for the serious golfer who demands the finest quality from their on course gear,” said Nick Gomez, Senior Product Manager for Under Armour Eyewear.
The style features an ultra light ArmourFusion® frame with AirFlow technology to prevent lens fogging in hot weather play. The UA Fire has a 3 point grip and adjustable nose pad for a comfortable and secure fit. All Under Armour Eyewear performance lenses protect against UVA, UVB and UVC rays. Gomez says, “Under Armour Eyewear has incorporated the newest technologies in lens and frame advances to this new style. We are proud of the result and confident that the UA Fire will enhance on course play for both the amateur and professional golfer.”
- ArmourFusion Titanium Grilamid Frame – Ultra-light, immensely strong, impact-resistant frames flex and retain their shape under almost any condition.
- ArmourSight Lens Technology – Up to 20% enhanced vision edge to edge; up to 10 times stronger than polycarbonate lenses.
- AirFlow Technology – Air Flow directed through the lens to help keep the wearer cool and prevent the lens from fogging during the summer heat.
- Three-Point Grip – Ensures a comfortable secure fit.
- Adjustable Nosepad – allows for a custom fit.
- Multiflection lenses eliminate smudging and staining
- Gray lenses are designed for speed and motion activities offering the true color recognition under bright sunlight. Ideal for varying sports and activities.
- Block 100% of UVA, UVB and UVC rays.
The UA Fire frame is available in black, grey and white and will retail between $99.99 and $109.99 at national retailers such as Golf Galaxy, Dicks Sporting Goods and The Sports Authority.
The ArmourFusion design is as light as UA claims and the glasses feel weightless on your face. The only drawback I had was with my wide face were the glasses were a little tight on me.
UA worked with Hunter Mahan to get the design right. A super important feature is the way the lens fit down low on your cheek so that when you are addressing a golf ball with your head up you don’t have to look beneath the lens to see your ball. This may seem like a small thing but I can’t tell you the number of glasses that I have worn that when I’m at address looking at the ball, I see half the ball beneath the lens and half of the ball thru the lens. This alone is worth a 10 to me, but when you factor in all the other design features, The Fire definitely gets a 10 for Design.
The built in air flow technology to keep you cool and lens fog-free are also a big plus.
The ArmourFusion frames are lightweight but have a real rugged and durable feel. The old Timex slogan, “Takes a Licking but keeps on Ticking” seems appropriate. I have a strong feeling that these glasses were built to last and will hold up with no visible signs of wear and tear.
The optics are really good! The ArmourSight lenses make everything crystal clear. On the course or in the car, I am impressed!
Try on a pair and you will immediately understand what I am talking about.
The $110 retail price is more than reasonable for a good quality pair of sunglasses. Shop around online and you can probably find them for less, but no matter where you purchase, I can assure you it is money well spent.
If you’re a golfer looking for a pair of sunglasses that look and feel great, are not priced out of this world, and more importantly provide you with clear vision and protection from the UV rays of the sun, then you are in luck – the UA Fire Hunter Mahan sunglasses are just what you need.
Overall, we feel that you will not be disappointed with these glasses and you will find yourself wearing them often. Your eyes will thank you.
About Under Armour Eyewear
Under Armour Eyewear, a division of Eyeking, delivers superior vision, strength, comfort and adjustability. Eyeking has dedicated its efforts to offering premium, quality products, excellent service, and a commitment to cutting edge styles that feature the latest in technology, performance, trend and value. Eyeking is a privately held eyewear company headquartered in New York.