September 14, 2011

Review and Giveaway: BTB Sports Optics Sunglasses


Yep, we've got another great giveaway going this week, in the never-ending quest to bribe innocent web travelers over to Cranky Fitness.  Who knows, maybe new readers will get so hopelessly disoriented by the weirdness here that they'll forget how to leave and will have to spend every single day for the rest of their lives wandering through the archives! Or, well, maybe they'll just stop by and leave a comment and then need to stop by next week to see if they won. That works too.

Anyway, I got to keep a pair of  BTB Sunglasses myself, so I can tell you all about them. And we've got two additional pairs to give away!  Not necessarily those pictured above, either: you can pick any pair you take a liking to over at the BTB website.

(Sadly, though, you need a U.S mailing addresses to get the glasses. Others can still enter, but you have to pick someone in the U.S. you'd like to send your pair to).

Hmm, poor Brad seems to be squinting a bit...


So, are you feeling lucky?  The random number generator is waiting!

About the BTB Sunglasses:

The great thing about the BTB shades (especially if you don't manage to win a pair) is that you don't have to pay a fortune for them, but they've got high-quality lenses and sturdy comfortable frames like the expensive brands. They market 'em as "the best $100 sunglasses you can buy for under $50," and I'd say that's a fair assessment. For someone like me, who is forever losing my sunglasses or sitting on them, this is a bonus.

I tested out the BTB 200 Polarized pair, and was impressed!

Of course, I haven't bought an expensive pair of sunglasses since the Carter administration, so I often find myself peering through blurry or glarey lenses. And mine don't tend to last long, because I keep ruining them by squashing, smashing, or twisting the cheap frames until they are loose and lopsided. These sunglasses, by contrast, were polarized, well-constructed, and gave me a crisp clean view of everything when I took 'em out on a whale watch yesterday. They were definitely better than my old ones.

Another bonus? If you ever plan to go quail hunting with Dick Cheney, it's good to know that these lenses can withstand being shot at with a 12 gauge shotgun at 30 feet! They've even got a video demonstration, in case you've always had a secret hankering to watch a pair of sunglasses get shot.

The one downside I found is that I picked a pair that might have been a bit too big for my face. The BTB 200's are designed for small-to-medium sized sized faces, and they certainly were comfortable, but next time I might pick a different style because I like 'em a little smaller.

BTB 200's Spotted In Their Natural Habitat

Giveaway Contest Rules:

Just leave a comment on this post by the end of Tuesday night September 20th, and the random number generator will pick a winner on Wednesday September 21st. You can comment on sunglasses, or whatever the heck you feel like talking about.

Then if you win, you need to email me by end of day Friday September 23rd or I'll redraw for a new winner. And as mentioned above, you'll need to come up with a U.S. mailing address.

NOTE TO FACEBOOK READERS: If you're reading this post on Facebook, please pop over to the actual post at Cranky Fitness to enter, that's where the RNG hangs out. (Though as always, "likes" and comments of any sort on FB are very much appreciated!)

Good luck!

53 comments:

  1. LOVE those sunglasses...Oh yes I need a pair of those... but I am hoping the dates are September not August and hope I didn't miss the boat!

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  2. Ditto on not missing out from August. :-) Great looking shades!

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  3. These are great! I would love to win a pair.

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  4. Oh sheesh, so much for my proofreading skills. Thanks for alerting me, will change the dates!

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  5. Those are some nice looking shades! I could really use a pair of those as I am starting to train for a half marathon and all of the paths near my place are in direct line of fire for the sun at sundown (when I will be running)!

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  6. Well I think you know that sunglasses are a major part of my identity, so yeah, I'm on board for this give-a-way!

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  7. Geez, I'm so in desperate need of a new pair of sunnies since I *also* break every pair I buy. BOOO. But maybe I will win a new pair and I will say YAAAY!

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  8. Come on lucky number. Come on big number!!!

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  9. Hmmm...well, I suppose I need to get real sunglasses at some point, being I work at least half the time outside in the desert and all.

    Although if you find them big, they might take over my entire face - the ones I current sport are (cheap) kids sunglasses as it is. (Courtesy of one of the many forgetful children at my last job. Thanks lost and found!)

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  10. Ohh I could definitely use these for running!!

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  11. Crabby, those look like damned fine sunglasses. I don't know of anyone to send them to so there's no point in entering me in the contest.

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  12. Want! I just bought a pair of $15 walmart sunglasses to replace the $10 pair that are now scratched to hell and back...and they broke before I even got to wear them. Fie on super-cheap sunglasses! I want some fancy BTB ones!

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  13. Ohhhhh!! i would run soo much faster if i had a cool pair of glasses such as these beauties!! i would LOVE to win a pair of them!!!

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  14. My sunglasses are scratched and need replacing. These look awesome! I would LOVE a pair.

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  15. I have not spent more than $15 on a pair of sunglasses since I sported some leopard print Oakley's back in the day. So count me in!

    PS - if you think you're hard on glasses. I'm you+a glasses obsessed 2 year old = new glasses every month or so. I finally bought her 4 pairs of her own. Nope. Still wants mine.

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  16. Pick me! Pick me! I'm going to be dealing with more snow than I ever have in my life this winter and I don't want to have snow blindness.

    *curtsy*

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  17. Hook me up with some glasses, yo! :)

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  18. I could use a new pair of sunglasses - I'm in. Thanks.

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  19. Me? I'm actually oriented by weirdness.

    Love the shades. Putting out positive vibes to random number generator gods & goddesses.

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  20. Count me in! I love free stuff!

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  21. Hey, they look good on you. And I good use a good-looking pair of sunglasses.

    cammi99

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  22. Love your website and follow you on facebook you are great! Hoping to win a pair of those great glasses as I dont have enough LOL! good luck to everyone but pick me k LOL!

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  23. I love the fact that they don't cost an arm and a leg.

    I'm a new fan of your blog, loving it. I'll love it even more if I win :-)

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  24. I am forever losing/breaking my sunglasses so a new pair would be awesome!

    I'm heading out to sunny california for a P90X workout/ Beachbody meeting in October so they will definitely come in handy.

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  25. I'm in Miami, where sunglasses are essential! :) Never too many pairs. I once did buy a pair that cost $300 b ucks--cause they were GUCCI prescription, anti-glare for driving, back before LASIK. Nice. Loved those. Ain't ever paying that kinda money for non-prescription, though. hahah

    Put me in, babe. I won last time, so the odds are..well...what? The same? ; D

    Princess Dieter/Mir at http://happyweightafter.blogspot.com

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  26. I was expecting to sit this one out, since I wear clip-ons, but they have !Over-the-glasses Frames! to fit over glasses. Very interesting. Not something I'm willing to gamble $35 on, but if I won? I'd try them for sure.

    Mary Anne in Kentucky

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  27. How about those SDSU Jackrabbits!

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  28. OOOOOoooh I like those! I don't think I'll be hunting with Dick, but good to know! Every time I've bought a pair of pricey glasses I sat on them or lost them. But I do have to have polarized, because water glare seriously sucks. I NEED these! :)

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  29. You had me at give-a-way! LOL

    I am so glad you came back to blogging!

    Jane
    Keepingthepoundsoff.com

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  30. Who wouldn't love to win a pair of super cool sunglasses that can withstand a shotgun blast! I'm in!

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  31. I'd love to win a pair of these sunglasses.

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  32. I could really use a pair of sunglasses - hide who I am as I waddle by "trying" to power walk - not a pretty sight...

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  33. These sunglasses would be wonderful as I am used to $5.00 Walmart glasses these days.

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  34. I hate the squint! NEED new sunglasses. Fingers crossed for these!
    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  35. I can always - always! - use another pair of sunglasses!

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  36. OH loving this! I got to tell you, I lost my very muchly needed expensive glasses a couple years ago & could not afford to replace. I left them by a Hungry Girl Book which I stood by to take a pic of me & it & enter to win the book. I left them by mistake & of course 10 minutes later, they were gone. I wrote that in my entry to HG but they did not respond. :-( OK< my bad for forgetting & leaving them there! Very cool giveaway!

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  37. I'd love to win these, but also wanted to say that I ordered my FitBit today. It's supposed to be here tomorrow. REALLY excited to get it and spend 64 hours reading up on how to use it and then finally using it and seeing the results. lol

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  38. I have a tiny face and have serious trouble finding sunglasses that fit...kids' styles are usually just a wee too small and women's styles are usually just a wee too big. Phooey. So I normally go to a discounter like Campmor or Sierra Trading Post and look for sporty styles that are specifically indicated for small faces, and try my luck (with a good return policy). It's a hit or miss strategy....

    I wouldn't mind trying on a budget-friendly new brand, though!

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  39. Yay for good, durable sunglasses! Either me or my sun glasses-obsessed sweetie would surely appreciate a pair! Thanks!

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  40. you had me at bribe.
    I neeeeed new sunglasses.

    and a car.

    can you procure me one of them too??

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  41. Love Sunglasses!!!

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  42. Random Generators typically don't like but.....but here it goes

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  43. I would look awesome on the couch in these glasses

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  44. OooOOOOoooh! I need a new pair of sunglasses. And some of these are really sweet!

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  45. I need some new sunglasses and those look very stylish and sporty!

    Thank you for sharing your loot!

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  46. Love the shades!

    Littlemamameow at gmail dot com

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  47. Cool site! I'm glad I found your blog!

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  48. Wandered upon your blog today...fun!

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  49. If anyone should win those glasses its poor old squinty Brad Pitt!

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