Gunnar's Loki shades are low-key incredible

The good folks over at Gunnar sent my light-sensitive self some Loki themed gaming glasses to wear while I get up to mischief. While they're the most fashionable ones I've seen, how do they perform?
Gunnar Optiks x Marvel. Courtesy of Gunnar Optiks.
Gunnar Optiks x Marvel. Courtesy of Gunnar Optiks. /

It wasn't long ago that Gunnar had me try out some pretty great Spider-Man inspired glasses for light sensitivity. As someone who found myself getting headaches and vision problems after getting a new LED TV, I was looking for a solution as someone who has to stare at screens all the time. I loved them.

When they hit me up and asked me if I wanted to try another set of Marvel shades I was really excited to find out they were Loki inspired. I know, I know, Loki has hit a level of popularity where me saying I like Loki is more basic than an infinity scarf, but it's something I've learned to be okay with.

Loki Asgard Edition

I was not ready for these things. I've seeing Gunnar shades and I thought I was familiar with their various styles, and then they sent me these things. At first glance, I thought they were silly, like those Back to the Future 2 shades Pizza Hut had back in the day (read: I'm old and also I had the ones on the top left). Then I tried them on.

I have a fairly wide nose. Boxing in my 20s pretty much guaranteed that. So most of the time, when I wear glasses I know there's going to be a little bit of compromise I have to make with the frames where I understand that they're gonna be a little snug on my nose. But when I threw these on I was like, "Oh, this is what glasses are supposed to feel like." Something about their unique, diamond like shaping to the lenses creates this incredibly room place for the glasses to rest on my scent holes.

And while I kinda give off evil scientist vibes in these things, they are easily some of the most comfortable things I've ever worn on my face.

You can snag these here and they start at $99 for the non-prescription lenses and then go up in price if you need some special prescription bois.

Loki God of Mischief Collector's Edition

Okay, so you're a fan of Loki, and you're a fan of protecting your eyes from blue light and UV, but what if you're a fan of being a real Fancy Dan. Enter the Loki God of Mischief Collector's Edition.

I'm gonna be real. I didn't get it when I opened the box. Sure, the box it comes in is gorgeous and it has a really nice, run engraved carrying case for the glasses as well, but the glasses themselves, though pretty, weren't crazy looking.

I read through the specs first to know what I needed to look out for. I saw "Premium Italian handcrafted lightweight acetate material" and while excited had absolutely no idea what that meant. So I looked it up and found out that they're this kinda awesome bio-friendly polymer that is partially made up of plant fibers. This, somehow, through science magic, makes a set of frames that are super lightweight, super eco-friendly, and, for some sort of alchemy reason, super light weight despite their size.

Also, these emerald and crystal colored glasses just look good. Like, I really like how they fit my head. I like most of the Marvel shades but these ones look, I don't know, professional? I feel like I could wear these to a job interview and get the gig as opposed to the Spider-Man ones which, while I loved, featured bold colors and the occasional web design (spider, not internet).

If you're gonna be fancy and snag these, the Loki God of Mischief Collector's Edition cost a pretty penny at $333. And if you're on the fence, think quick because they only made 100 and according to my frames, I'm currently wearing "91 of 100".