Behind every invention, there is a story. Ours is inspired by value for money. Pushed by the lack of affordable alternative eyewear, Marien Klootwijk, the driving force behind the Melange Mariener sunglasses series, had his work cut out.
Grabbing the bull by the horns, he is on a war path to revolutionize the eyewear industry that would see consumers bagging the spoils of the war. The technology in question is the Matte Reflective Lens Technology. Promising to offer groundbreaking technology in the eyewear industry at an unassailable price tag!
- Robust yet featherweight: indentations around the nose ridges are ugly. You can rest easy as the Mariener sunglasses weigh a paltry 0.6oz. You stand a snowball’s chance in hell in developing such indentations with Mariener.
- Built to last: being lightweight doesn’t come at the cost of durability. Of what value are a pair of sunglasses if it can’t withstand the sun rays? Mariener sunglasses ditches the conventional polycarbonate frames that tend to become brittle over time when exposed to the sun rays, for the advance thermoplastic frame technology. Exhibiting unprecedented flexibility and durability for sunglasses of its price range.
- The epitome of versatility: the advance thermoplastic frame allows for great flexibility by the sunglasses to mold around the size and shape of your head irrespective of gender.
- Spoilt for choices: the lens frames, as well as the lens tints, come in a variety of colors to match your taste. With the inventor promising more color shades through their yet to be launched reward scheme.
Salient Features of the Melange Mariener Sunglasses
Going against the society fabric of expectation that “cheap is expensive,” Mariener sunglasses gives you a lot more than what you could bargain for. More so in a sunglass that is projected to cost $31 and $101 for regular and custom-designed sunglasses respectively. The high-tech lens technology is the jewel in the Mariener’s sunglasses crown.
It boasts of UV 400 protection. That simply means that you will be protected against the potential harmful sun rays that may cause visual damages. Backed by the hydro lens technology, you can rest easy basking in the sun without fear of dirt or water interfering with its performance. The lens features a matte reflective property that comes in a variety of tints which are scratch proof.
Grey Areas That Need Some Tweaking
I have no qualms with the hardware. It punches above its weight guided by the projected price tag. However, I am little perturbed by the shipping cost that is almost rivaling the early bird pledge. 19 Euros ($20) for the pledge being shipped at the cost of 15 Euros ($16). The math doesn’t add up.
Nevertheless, the creators of Mariener suggest a joint pledge with friends and family members would go a long way in cutting the shipping cost. Failure to explicitly outline their production timelines is another area of concern that ought to be addressed.
Stand Up and Be Counted
In Matte Reflective Lens Technology, Mariener is tearing down the last bastion of the giant eyewear manufacturers. The end is neigh. June 2017 is the projected date of delivery of the finished article.
For a very long period of time, the big boys in the reflective sunglass industry have conspired in the prices of reflective lenses to make it a preservative of the minority.
Having successfully pitched camp in the Netherlands, the Mariener aspires to share their flagship brand pride and success across the globe. I couldn’t capture it better than Helen Keller, when she said, “Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
You are therefore called upon to be inscribed in the annals of history as one who stood up against the inflated prices that mirror the eyewear industries. Rip the dividend of being a benefactor of Mariener sunglasses by exploring their reward system at their Kickstarter landing page.
Live the dream of possessing a matte reflective, hydrophobic and scratch resistance sunglasses without paying through your nose by pledging your support for Mariener at Kickstarter crowdfunding platform.