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We put the Dragon Vantage H20 sunglasses to the test on the water

Price
£110
Value
7
Quality
8
Performance
10
Comfort
9
Overall Score
8
+
They float!
Pricey
europe.dragonalliance.com

Dragon Alliance have launched their new H2O Floatable Collection, following in the footsteps of other watersports optics makers.

Dragon have really gone to town with the technologies put into making these sunglasses suitable for a multitude of water-based activities.

The fact that they float comes in very handy when you take a tumble on your stand up paddleboard or they drop off the side of your kayak, making them easy to retrieve without having to take a quick dive to fish them out of the water.

We used these sunglasses on the water on a very bright day and glare was practically non-existent thanks to the polarizing lenses. The Vantage are available without polarizing lenses for less money but if you’re using these for their intended purpose then it’s well worth spending the extra.

The hydrophobic coating facilitates run-off of water droplets - we found this worked really well with the effectiveness being further accentuated by the oleophobic coating – the kind of coating you get on a smartphone to repel grease from grubby fingers.

Looks, as always, are subjective, and the funky blue lenses in our model do give the Vantage a slightly wacky look but there are plenty of combinations of frame and lens colours available so there should be something to suit almost everyone.