I have been trying to find a replacement for a pair of Gargoyles polarized glasses that got ruined. I am tired of spending big bucks on glasses and have them ruined so quickly, so the search was on, I bought a pair at another online retailer, they were not as advertised. I saw these glasses and the ones with the black frames "appreared" darker, I like a dark glass.....sadly these glasses are not very dark. The actual quality of these glasses is very good, the glass appears clear and is indeed polarized. For the money you are getting a decent pair of glasses, but as I said....for me the glasses are nowhere near dark enough.