These angelic sunglasses make me Purr. Designer sunglasses at an affordable price.
Mar 2, 2007
Pros: Decent price, great lenses, attractive, sturdy, attractive, polarized and non polarized lenses.
Cons: Don't offer superior protection on the sides of the eyes.
The Bottom Line: Stylish designer sunglasses at a good price. Great lenses and lightweight styling. Sturdy for everyday wear. If they wrapped around, they'd be excellent!
Sunglasses help stop wrinkles around the eyes and protect the eyes from harmful UV rays. My favorite pair of sunglasses are my Oakley Minutes but I have several pairs of sunglasses that I wear (or wore before I lost them).
One pair of sunglasses I own are the Angel Purr Sunglasses PURR. These are decent, stylish sunglasses that are more affordable than many other brand name sunglasses.
About the Purrs
The manufacturer states that these sunglasses offer 100% protection from UVA and UVB radiation and exceed all ANSI standards for optical clarity and impact-resistance. They have prism free system polycarbonate lenses that are shatter resistant. They come in both polarized and non-polarized lenses and four color combinations.
You can choose from shiny back frames with grey polarized lenses, shiny black frames with non-polarized lenses, shiny crystal radiant blue frames with non-polarized grey lenses, and shiny tortoise frames with brown polarized lenses.
These glasses are quite feminine with small aviator type lenses encased in the framing and slightly curved arms that grip the head and ears but not annoying so. They really don't wrap around but offer minor protection on the sides where the ends of the lenses meet the arm of the glasses.
I bought these glasses in Florida after losing the ones I went there with. I chose the tortoise and brown polarized style which look quite good with my hair color and skin coloring.
The glasses are a tad smaller than many typical sunglasses, which is a big plus for me. I always look for smaller sized glasses because regular or large sized ones slide right off my face and I have to keep pushing them up and worrying that they will fly off when I bend down.
These fit well and the polycarbonate lenses are super light. The polarized lenses make outdoor activities, especially around water, easier because the lenses cut through the glare and allow better visibility than non-polarized lenses. I can look into the lake and see the fish swimming and the weeds swaying. When I remove the sunglasses, I can't see any of that. Neat!
The frames are lightweight as well but sturdy. They close as most traditional glasses do - at the tops of the arms - and have held up well to my rough handling.
These do not wrap around per se. They offer some protection on the sides from the plastic arms but are not specifically made to protect the sides of the eyes - a drawback as far as I am concerned. Sun still gets in my eyes when it is coming from the side, which is why I prefer the Oakley Minutes to these on bright days.
In general, though, these sunglasses block harmful rays, give great visibility, are sharp with no distortion, and are stylish.
The brown lenses I have are just dark enough to cut through the glare but not make everything around me too dark on overcast days. The other lenses, which I tested out before choosing these, are also a good balance between dark enough to stop the squint but light enough to wear in most conditions from very sunny to overcast.
I have owned my Purrs for over two years and they haven't gotten scratched or broken. They come with a one year warranty from the manufacturer against breakage and defects but, as rough as I am with my stuff, these have held up fine.
I wish they had some rubber on the ends of the arms to keep them on tightly but they don't slip off my face despite this. Many pairs of sunglasses will fall right off me when I bend down. These stay in place and rarely slip down.
In all, these are excellent sunglasses at a decent designer price. If only they had a bit more protection on the sides, these would be a steal at around $45.00 even for the polarized versions.
Angel sunglasses are widely available where good sunglasses are sold and on some footwear sites.
The price for these varies but they are about $45.00 on most sites. They sell for as high as $65.00 if you go to the wrong sites though.
Offline, Angel sunglasses are sold at many sunglass stores and some sporting goods and large department stores. I find that the Purrs are more expensive offline. I paid a whopping $99.00 for mine but this was in a tourist area of Orlando where they know desperate visitors will pay anything to block out the glaring Florida sunlight.
If you purchase these online, be sure you get real Angel sunglasses, not knockoffs. The Angel logo appears on the side of the frames (although knockoffs can easily replicate that).
Angel Purr Sunglasses are a good choice for women who like style but who don't want to pay a huge price for it. They have great lenses and a streamlined look. They are sturdy and fit a variety of sizes of faces. The only drawback is that they don't offer superior sun blocking on the sides of the eyes where sun can creep in and cause squinting and vision problems.
I wear mine on overcast days and when I am around water because they have great glare resistance. Plus, the neat polarized lenses let me see into the water.
I give these sunglasses 4 stars for all that they are. If they wrapped a bit more around the sides these would be dream sunglasses at an angelic price for everyday activities. These aren't made for extreme sports. They are every day sunglasses that hold up well to daily activities.