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Dude. Stop stealin’ my SikkShades. {GIVEAWAY}

2014 January 21
by Emily Hill

Disclosure: I was given two pairs of SikkShades by Eddie Bauer Jr. for this review but all thoughts, opinions and pairs of white Qualifiers are mine. The black Huckleberry sunglasses are yours (plus a beanie) if you win the giveaway.

Here’s the thing. I love sunglasses but rarely fork out the big bucks for a pair because I tend to lose them. Or drop them. Or discover them at the bottom of the dress-up box a mere shadow of their former selves. I did finally buy a pair of designer sunglasses but only because they were half off and I so loved the brand.

Dang those flash sales! They always suck in the impulse buyer.

But I may have changed my mind about making investments in sunglasses after virtually befriending Eddie Bauer Jr. (@EddieBuaerJr) and learning more about SikkShades. He pretty much had me at “handmade in Italy.”

And then he had me at “oh my gosh, how awesome does George look sporting a pair even if they’re twice his size!”


Sikk Shades by Eddie Bauer Jr


And then George pulled this move and I died a little.


Sikk Shades by Eddie Bauer Jr


George is sporting the black Huckleberry SikkShades with blue iridium lenses. These babies may look simple yet stylish but that’s where you’re wrong. The adorable 8-year-old is hiding behind sunglasses that are military-specification 31013 ballistic rated, certified shatterproof with lenses that outperform standard polarized lenses. Oh, and they’ve also been rocket-propelled wind tunnel tested and athlete approved.

These are some seriously sick shades, my friend.

Of course my favorite are the Qualifiers because of their sleek unisex design. They make me feel like I should be driving a Maserati instead of a minivan.


Sikk Shades by Eddie Bauer Jr


Somehow Madison and Livi picked up on their cool factor and felt the need to steal them. Fortunately I caught them in the act.


Sikk Shades by Eddie Bauer Jr


Sikk Shades by Eddie Bauer Jr


Lauren, not a fan of sunglasses in general, passed on the SikkShades and went right for the beanie. It seems Coco approved.


Sikk Shades by Eddie Bauer Jr


Dang. I’ve got some cute kids.

Though I prefer the design of the Qualifiers (the Huckleberry style didn’t suit my face shape), I could tell both pairs of SikkShades were made using solid construction and serious attention to detail. They feature a rubberized nose piece and lightweight frame for comfort (i.e., perfect for family road trips this summer) and that whole wind tunnel test means they’ll stay on as I kamikaze down the slopes…IF I take up skiing again.

But I would be remiss if I were to wrap up this review without telling you about Eddie Bauer Jr., the man behind the lenses. Through our online friendship I’ve come to understand this man is as serious about his eyewear as he is about motocross:

In the beginning I had no desire to slap my name on someone else’s frame and call it my own. I wanted to make great, stylish sunglasses that were durable yet fashionable. Tired of the overpriced monopoly I perceived in the marketplace, I set out to design frames that were affordable and out-performed what was available. The vision was clear. The road ahead — not so clear. Looking back, it’s safe to say I had no idea the journey I would travel to realize the dream.

To hear the SikkShades story straigh from Eddie Bauer Jr.’s mouth, visit his Indiegogo project. While there, you can participate in his crowdfunding efforts and score a pair of SikkShades at cost, which means your cool factor will be multiplied by 10 before you can say, “Dude. Don’t even think about stealin’ my SikkShades.”

You can also find SikkShades on Twitter and Facebook and follow Eddie Bauer Jr. on Twitter and Instagram.

And now for the giveaway!

I’m giving away my pair of black Huckleberry sunglasses with blue iridium lenses and a SikkShades beanie (retail value $150) because I’m all about sharing the love.

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36 Responses Post a comment
  1. January 21, 2014

    My futures so bring, I really NEED some shades.

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  2. Lori Walker permalink
    January 21, 2014

    I’d love to be able to do unassisted pull ups this year.

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  3. January 21, 2014

    I just had foot surgery, and I’m hoping to get back to running by spring. I’m hoping to finish another 1/2 marathon this year and prove that I’m stronger than ever!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  4. Tracie Trump permalink
    January 21, 2014

    I love to travel up the coast of California this year and these shades would come in handy!

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  5. Shannon Baas permalink
    January 21, 2014

    going on a trip.

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  6. January 21, 2014

    Stop the cuteness on the kids! And what a great idea for a giveaway!

    Meg
    Happy Kids, Inc
    Happy Kids, Inc´s deep thought ~ The Kids Will Survive With Only Pizza For DinnerMy Profile

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  7. Laura F. permalink
    January 21, 2014

    I would like to move to the beach. All beach, all day long, 24/7. That’s my dream.

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  8. Kathleen Ophelan permalink
    January 21, 2014

    This year I dream of becoming debt free. Ill achieve that dream! Haha

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  9. nickie permalink
    January 21, 2014

    I’d love to go on a zombie walk, this year.

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  10. January 22, 2014

    You sassy thing! Think they could even make me look good?! :)
    steph´s deep thought ~ Stitches for twoMy Profile

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  11. McKim permalink
    January 22, 2014

    Having my kids repair their relationship.

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  12. Cynthia Hale permalink
    January 22, 2014

    I dream of being warm. I would go anywhere if it was warm. and needed sunglasses. *sick of winter!

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  13. Brittney House permalink
    January 22, 2014

    I would love to go on a trip with my best friends. It is long over-do.

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  14. Christine permalink
    January 22, 2014

    to go on a cruise

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  15. harolde permalink
    January 22, 2014

    To bring my family on a big vacation, I would love to be able to do that.

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  16. Nicole Newby permalink
    January 23, 2014

    One dream I did make into a reality this year was to start a new career. And I did it! Now I need some sexy specs to celebrate!

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  17. Taylor Closet permalink
    January 23, 2014

    Start my own business.

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  18. Danielle permalink
    January 23, 2014

    To pay off all my bills and not have to stress from paycheck to paycheck

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  19. January 25, 2014

    My futures so bright I gotta wear shades! (From song by Timbuk3)

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  20. sandra permalink
    January 26, 2014

    lose weight

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  21. January 27, 2014

    These would be perfect for summer runs!

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  22. Paula Michele Hafner permalink
    January 27, 2014

    I would love to be debt free.

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  23. Kim permalink
    January 27, 2014

    I’d like to achieve getting a flat stomach!

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  24. Lisa V. permalink
    January 28, 2014

    That my daughter’s wedding goes off without a hitch.

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  25. Christie Kammerer permalink
    January 29, 2014

    taking a trip to australia

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  26. Jill Myrick permalink
    January 30, 2014

    I would love to make the dream of being self employed come to life this year.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  27. RICHARD HICKS permalink
    January 30, 2014

    Dreaming of getting a new car!

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  28. Jennifer R permalink
    January 30, 2014

    One dream I would like to make a reality this year is losing some weight.

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  29. joseph gersch permalink
    January 31, 2014

    I would like oto buy a rental property

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  30. danielle hall permalink
    January 31, 2014

    hopefully no surgeries this year

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  31. Annette permalink
    January 31, 2014

    This year I’d like to reorganize my entire house – all the closets, cabinets, drawers, you name it. I want no clutter around me anymore.

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  32. Erica C. permalink
    January 31, 2014

    Learning more french.

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  33. Karrie Millheim permalink
    January 31, 2014

    My dream is to save money and get out of debt. I am working on that now and making goals and achieving them by cutting back and trying new ideas to save money

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  34. Mihaela Day permalink
    January 31, 2014

    I would love to get a new job

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  35. May 29, 2014

    How much did you invest? I have talked to him personally. Trying to figure out if I should invest.

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I would just go with what your gut tells you.
    Emily Hill´s deep thought ~ Most pinned #2: Old-fashioned iced oatmeal cookiesMy Profile

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