ROKA Evans

ROKA is known for its bold, high-performance sunglasses. Anyone who knows ROKA knows its shield lens or GP series. And while the new Evans shares some of the same qualities (style, premium lenses, etc.), they stray pretty far from ROKA’s norm.

The Evans sunglasses are one of ROKA’s newest, and, in our opinion, best lifestyle shades the brand has to offer.

Here’s what the Evans bring to the table: ROKA’s ultralight TR-90 nylon frames with spring-loaded hinges, a midcentury shape, anti-scratch, anti-reflective, anti-fog, hydrophobic- and oleophobic-coated lenses, and no-slip GEKO grips. (We chose the clear frames with the polarized, 17% VLT Ranger lens.)

Our editor has been wearing the Evans for weeks, mainly walking, hiking, and running (to test their performance side). The no-slip grips are comfortable, and she found the Evans hugged her face nicely during activity. But she’s also been rocking them on weekend mountain drives, to happy hours in the park, and anywhere she finds herself in full sun.

Sunglasses serve a pretty simple purpose: protect your eyes, add some style to your look. That’s it. You don’t want to sacrifice one for the other. And the Evans are a perfect balance.