I was lucky enough to receive a 3 year sponsorship from Rudy Project in my first year of racing. Rudy Project provides athlete sponsorships not only to professional athletes but also to weekend warriors like myself. They have also sponsored hundred of sporting events throughout the United States and Canada. Rudy Project is very proud of the quality of their world class eye wear and has a warranty program to back it up with a 3 year limited warranty on the frames and a replacement lens guarantee. That's right, if you manage to scratch a Rudy Project lens, for a small shipping and handling fee, Rudy Project will replace it - no questions asked. Also of note, even though it doesn't apply to me, (at least not at this time of my life) almost all of their products are RX-able for those who require prescription eye wear.
As promised, these lenses seem unscratchable. I am not gentle on my eye wear and there isn't a blemish to be found on these lenses after two seasons of racing. But being scratch-proof was only part of the durability features of this lens as they are also advertised as unbreakable. On the Rudy Project website they posted a youtube link showing someone hitting an impactx lens with a hammer. After about 5 strikes there were no signs of impact on the lens whatsoever. I was wondering if I would really require such a feature in my lenses as I couldn't imagine a situation where lenses would be under such a condition. It didn't take long until I found out just how well these lenses handle a blow. In my third race during my first season I crashed, going over my bars and into a jagged tree stump. As I travelled through the air, face first into the stump, all I could think of as I could see this sharp edge getting closer to my eye was how much losing my eye was going to hurt. As I impacted the stump, the protruding piece hit me square in the lens and snapped my head back. My forehead scraped down the tree stump causing some bleeding but all I could think of was that my eye was not injured! Amazingly, not only did the lens not break after such an impact, but as advertised, there wasn't even a scratch on the lens.
If you are looking for a new pair of sunglasses, you should definitely consider looking at Rudy Project as one of your options. They have a specific lens for almost any application from driving to sailing to ballistics to cycling to golf. If you are looking for casual sunglasses, they have those too with over 20 models to choose from. If you aren't keen on making purchases on the internet or would prefer to try on some different models on before dishing out your hard earned money, visit your local authorized Rudy dealer.