KOO Cosmo Sunglasses
Maybe they’re Lifestyle Glasses? Maybe they’re lifestyle changers?
The KOO Cosmo Lifestyle Glasses should be your next go-to sunglasses if you call yourself an Outsider! If you’re looking for polarized sunglasses that can keep up with your active lifestyle – whether that be hitting the trails or gravel for a run, saddling up on the bike to log miles on a sunny afternoon, or simply running your day-to-day errands – look no further.
KOO Cosmo Sunglasses review
Before going into the specs (pun intended) of these stylish shades, I will preface that I am a cheapskate. Ask my fiance, who had to lecture me on the importance of brand-name quality household products, such as toilet paper, paper towels, and shaving cream. Or ask my mom, who is disappointed I took after my father in penny-pinching on everything. However, as I have matured over the years, I have quickly learned why they say, “you get what you pay for,” especially in the outdoor world. And these KOO Sunglasses may be the breakthrough I needed!
Ok – so you may be asking, how could a pair of sunglasses radically transform a cheapskate from contemplating paying if an additional $2 would be worth it for plus toilet paper, to vocally exclaiming she’d pay $130 for the KOO Cosmos? Well, let’s jump into that.
First things first – who is KOO Eyewear US? Born in Italy, and worn around the world, KOO prioritizes high quality without sacrificing functionality, comfort, and style. The lenses used for all KOO Products have been specifically developed by Zeiss ® with scratch-resistant materials and specific color technology to improve and adjust visibility in any weather conditions. They provide state-of-the-art eyewear protection for the road runner, mountain biker, snowboarder, hiker, and weekend warrior who wants to make the most out of this life. Although all of their designs are trademarked by unparalleled clarity and protection, what products stood out the most to me were the Lifestyle Sunglasses.
When I think of sunglasses, I want a pair of glasses that can keep up with me on every AOTD (adventure of the day) – from hiking in the beautiful Colorado Mountains to biking the streets of Denver to running on the trails with my pup – without the worry of unnecessary bouncing, undesired fogging, or lack of protection from the strong UVs you get in the mile high city. And it’s a bonus if I can keep them on while looking stylish as we run to dinner or spend an afternoon at the brewery. I can confidently say the KOO Cosmos exceeded these requirements.
What did I love the most while testing these out?
- Grippy nosepiece & temples – Running, sprinting, hiking, or driving in the car, these glasses would not move!! They stayed in place despite various planes of movement that typically send glasses flying
- Light & Flexible Grilamid ® Frames – I was shocked at how light, smooth, and sleek these frames felt. Where other glasses may block your peripheral or give you a headache from being too tight, I felt like I could see what was coming at me from all angles, which is critical for safety & preventing blind spots that could be dangerous while doing activities
- Zeiss ® Polycarbonate & Polarized Lenses – For those of you that know Colorado, you know the sun is STRONG. So I was impressed with how these lenses reduced the glare & eye sensitivity that I typically feel when walking our dog around the lake we live on
In short, this cheapskate was thoroughly impressed by the Blonde Matte KOO Cosmo Lifestyle Sunglasses and will definitely be making these my go-to glasses for my AOTDs moving forward!
Growing up in Massachusetts, Devan has been an athlete all her life. Starting at the age of 4 as a competitive gymnast, she learned quickly the joy that comes from hard work, determination, and a jammed packed schedule. Eventually, gymnastics led to competitive lacrosse, which resulted in her growing some wings and going to the PNW to pursue a DI College Lacrosse opportunity at the University of Oregon.
On the single off-day each week, she quickly learned to see Mother Earth as her playground and wanted to use every second of free time to find chase AOTDs (Adventures of the Days). These AOTDs were the inspiration for her blog Dabbling in Traveling & youtube channel.
From waterfalls, to snow covered mountains, to sand dune hikes – one thing was certain, something always went awry on these AOTDs. But hey, memories were always made! Not only was UO an incredible college experience, Oregon sparked her love for the outdoors & traveling across the country for games helped introduce her to Colorado in 2014. Staring up at the Flatirons on CU Boulder’s campus, she knew one day she would call Colorado home!
After returning to the east coast upon graduation, Devan’s heart never stopped longing to live in Colorado one day. But luckily the pandemic brought a newfound acceptance for remote work and in Nov. 2021 her dream came true!
By day, Devan is a Product Manager at Capital One. By afternoon, she is a personal trainer, coaching group Crossfit classes at Axistence Athletics (the best Adventure gym you will ever find!). By evening, she pours her heart into nonprofit work, specifically focused on driving sustainable change in Haiti through the Brace for Impact 46 organization (Fun fact – she has been traveling to Haiti since 2015, accumulating 7 trips and 7 months of living down there!).
Brace for Impact works in Northern Haiti to provide sustainable, multifaceted approaches to support child development, education, medical care, job development, and implementation of clean water & sanitation across the community, which touches 40,000 people each day! (Want to learn more? Check out their website www.braceforimpact46.com )
As her friends would tell you (despite trying) Devan does not slow down and is always trying to fit AOTDs into each open moment. Whether it be hiking, paddleboarding, road-biking, running, Crossfitting, weight-lifting, snowboarding or simply exploring different parts of CO with her favorite furry friend Bailey, it’s safe to say Devan has found her “Home” here in Colorado!
Fun fact – Devan had reconstructive hip surgery in 2016 (actually called a Periacetabular Osteotomy… but that’s a tongue twister), where doctors said she may never run or walk again. After a 22 month recovery period, she proved doctors wrong and uses that motivation to encourage everyone she interacts with to truly treat movement as a gift and to never take it for granted. With that being said, to keep her body active, she needs to make sure her gear can support her so she can remain #PAOStrong!
Devan is excited to join the Engearment team!