Welcome to my review of the TAC Glasses, yet another As Seen on TV product that I’m sure got you wondering if this works or if it’s just nothing but hype.
If you’re like me and you enjoy those crazy commercials but still need to try the product for yourself thinking you NEED to, then just stop and let me help you make that decision so that you don’t have to waste any money like I always do.
For a lot of people, sunglasses are an important part of their wardrobe. Not only are they stylish and sporty but they also serve an important function of blocking harmful UV rays, and keeping the glare out of your eyes as you go about your day, or even drive your car.
We all know the importance of good pair of sunglasses, and if you have ever shopped for them before, you also know that finding a decent pair is easier said than done and that is exactly why we are here to help.
These specific glasses might not fit most people’s style but what they claim to do on TV is of course why you would want a pair.
Now will they really make things that much clearer or should you just save your money and get your buying fix by investing in something else?
Read on as we take a look at the TAC Glasses to see if they are right for your eyewear needs.
TAC Glasses Review
Product: TAC Sunglasses
Company: Bell + Howell
Price: $19.99 plus shipping and handling
Where to Buy: Amazon.com
What’s in the box: TAC Sunglasses, TAC Sunglasses Case
Who These Are For
Well, on a fundamental level, sun glasses can be right for just about anyone. After all, very few people don’t encounter the need to get the sun out of their eyes at some point or another.
However, this particular pair of sunglasses goes a little bit above and beyond the promises of other comparable products.
While ordinary sunglasses tend to block out the clarity of everything as they are also blocking out the rays of the sun, the promise of this pair is that it will sharpen colors and images to make them as clear as if you weren’t wearing sunglasses at all.
This is accomplished through what the manufacturers refer to as polarized glass—a process that both blocks out harmful rays, and sharpens color.
Not only do these glasses promise to provide ample protection, but they also strive to impress with a wow factor as well.
After all, people don’t only wear sunglasses to protect their eyes. They want to look cool also, right?
Cool is a relative term, of course, but the manufacturer claims to have stylized this pair in the sprit of higher end glasses. The promise here is that they will look cool without breaking the bank.
That being the case, these glasses are both for anyone that wants to protect their eyes from harmful rays, and anyone that wants a stylish pair of glasses at an affordable rate
Are the TAC Sunglasses Durable?
Durability is one of the first things that most people look into when they are buying sunglasses. After all, we have all purchased some eyewear off the cheap rack only to find that it breaks before we can even try it on.
While I wouldn’t say that is exactly what you can expect to get with this pair, I will say this: the reality of the TAC Sunglasses durability definitely contradicts the promises made by the manufacturer.
While all of the advertisements suggest that this pair of sun glasses is designed to last a long time, the truth of the matter is that the design does feel a little bit on the cheaper side.
These are the sort of sunglasses that creek when you open them. Is that necessarily a deal breaker? For me it wouldn’t be. While the build of this pair of glasses does little to distinguish itself from that of dollar rack sunglasses, it does still provide a much clearer range of vision than other cheaper models, which is definitely something to consider.
Still, if you are looking for a pair of sunglasses that is up to the task of withstanding some wear and tear, you may want to keep looking, because this pair definitely isn’t it.
At $19.99 (plus shipping and handling) this definitely is not the most expensive pair of sunglasses that you will ever find in your life.
That said, given what we went over in the last section, I do think that the going rate for this unit is a little bit higher than it should be. While $19.99 is a pretty reasonable price to pay for sunglasses, that stops being the case if you have to replace them on a regular basis.
Still, it would be hard to dismiss these glasses entirely as a rip off. A stylish pair of sunglasses with specialty lenses can often run for a much higher price than what we are seeing here, which might make the deal worth it for some buyers.
If you do decide to buy the TAC Sunglasses, consider making your purchase through an Amazon Prime membership to enjoy free shipping and handling.
Before You Buy
Before you buy, just understand what you are getting here. This product is not revolutionizing the world of sporty eyewear.
At the end of the day, the TAC Sunglasses are really just cheap eyewear with some above average lenses.
I know that isn’t an extremely exciting way to put it, but I do think it’s realistic, and I also don’t think that it is the worst thing in the world either.
Cheap frame, and so-so pricing aside, the lenses are ultimately what you buy sunglasses for in the first place, and this unit benefits from a good set.
Pros and Cons
Now that you know all about the TAC Sunglasses, let’s boil down what we have learned into some pros and cons to help you finalize your buying decision.
- Sporty design
- Protects against harmful rays
- Provides very clear vision
- Eliminates glare
- Frame is not very durable
- Overpriced given the overall quality of the glasses
To Buy or Not to Buy?
By now, you probably have fairly mixed feelings about the TAC glasses. On the one hand, we have gone over a few key flaws that this eyewear suffers from. A cheap build, and a steeper price tag than the product deserves certainly don’t make these glasses seem very enticing.
If you ultimately decide that this are disqualifying attributes I think that is fair. However, I also think that if you decide to over look them, you won’t necessarily be disappointed.
While the TAC Sunglasses don’t fulfill the promise of being premium sunglasses at an affordable price, they do still manage to be an above average pair of discount eyewear.