We just got in a bunch of Electric’s Mudslinger frame and thought we’d put it through the Robert/Rich Field test. Rich is a retro-fashion surf guy always looking for the coolest shades and we added Robert to the test because, welllll….he breaks things.
First off it’s a nice big full coverage frame with an 8 base curve which means its got a bit of wrap. This is a West Coast design built in Italy. Those Italians may suck at surfing but they kick ass in building sunglasses. A+ for coverage and comfort due to it’s light weight.
The Mudslinger has a Grilamid frame, which means it is strong and will hold up to leaving it on the dash in 95 degree heat while you’re out surfing. A really cool feature is the double action hinge. Great for durability and the two stage opening makes it feel really substantial. Rich and Robert both spent hours just opening and closing the arms.
We’re stocking this frame in several different frame colors and lens configurations. Robert checked out the Matte Black frame in Non Polarized, Level I Polarized, and Level II Polarized. Electric’s Level I Polarization uses synthetic melanin to reduce glare and eye fatigue. Level II adds a flash mirror and other performance coatings to reduce reflection and crud from sticking to the lens. If you hang on the beach, especially fishing, Level II is a must!
Rich checked out the Mason Tiger Pattern frame, which is a cool take on a tort like pattern. The best part is this frame starts at $80 so it gets an A+ in affordability. With this past cold winter I know we all spent all our savings on wetsuits so this may be the frame of choice till some money starts rolling in.
Overall we’re very happy with this frame. It’s stylish but not over the top and it’s very functional with good coverage and a quality lens and construction. Throw in a price range starting at $80 and this is a must have addition to your eye protection gear. Check it out in person at the shop!