The choice of Boris Herrmann for the 2020/21 Vendée Globe.
The most iconic sports sunglasses of the 70s are back.
We have collaborated with Team Malizia to bring you these Special Edition Howlin' that protected Boris Herrmann's eyes during the 2020/2021 Vendèe Globe; the toughest one-handed regatta in the world.
Polarized with a curved frame to reduce side glare, and a removable strap to keep them firmly in place.
Team Malizia are raising awareness for 'A Race we must win'; the fight against the climate crisis. Their goal is to populate the Malizia Mangrove Park with 1,000,000 more mangroves to protect marine and coastal life, in addition to storing vast amounts of carbon.
For every pair of Special Edition Howlin's sold, VALLON will be planting 10 mangroves at the Malizia Mangrove Park.
The rectangular, Aviator-shaped frames have an added curve to provide more protection from side glare. They also come with a removable strap that can be used to tighten them behind the head to ensure they stay on no matter the activity. The strap can also be used to keep the sunglasses around your neck when not in use.
The polarized TAC-lens (category 3, 100% UV) is optimal for outdoor recreation; impact resistant yet lightweight. The frame is made from premium cellulose acetate; a non-petroleum based material that is very strong and durable.
You will not find sunglasses like these anywhere else!
Frame size: Medium
Fit: Best suited for a medium/narrow face
Lens size: 54 mm
Bridge size: 18 mm
Frame width: 138 mm
Category 3 lens that filter out 100% of all UVA and UVB rays up to 400 nm, surpassing requirements for EN ISO 12312:2013 (CE) standards.
Material: Tri Acetate Cellulose (TAC)
High-quality cellulose acetate frame with shiny finish
VALLON faux-leather case
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Europe: Free shipping by standard post for any orders over €40.
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Please note we are not responsible for any custom fees should they arise.
We want you to love your VALLONs and believe that you shouldn't buy things you don't need or won't use. That is why we offer free returns* for up to 14 days after delivery for any orders over €40 / $45. Please refer to our Returns Policy for more information.
*Limited to Europe and USA. For any other countries the return period is the same but we do not send pre-paid labels.
I have tested these in motorcycling and at seas. Nice shade and seem solid enough by their construct. Let’s see how long these last in few years but I believe these are of quality. Fits my relatively narrow head nicely.
after years of rocking the Surf Aviators for every day, (black, of course), and the Heron Glaciar, (ditto), for more strenuous activities i took a chance on the “not-black” Malizia and fond them to be as comfortable and practical as the others, with a different style that is a bit more “dressed-up”. Nice to know whichever frame i choose i can be confident that my eyes are protected and the style quotient is satisfied.
A really light and comfortable product. The lenses are big enough against shine from the sides. It’s nice to wear them in bright and moderate conditions as well. Also good for driving, but even better on water. So relaxing for your eyes. With the strap it’s pretty good while sailing small boats where you have to move a lot. I like my pair of Malizia :)
These glasses are great, I use them for running trails in the mountains but also around town. They are both a great technical lens for a variety of light conditions and also are great around town. I would be interested in a spare strap maybe in different colours or slightly longer for more casual use but other than that they are great!
Great style and quality. The strap is very useful when sailing to make sure I don’t lose my sunnies.