Our family-tested review of Del Sol color change gear

Posted By Allison on Apr 28, 2017


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“Mom, it’s here! IT’S HERE!!! Can I open it now?”

That was the excited phone call I got from my 11-year-old daughter the first time a package from Del Sol arrived on our door step. She had previously spent at least an hour happily browsing the Del Sol website at www.delsol.com for product samples and then asked me about our order every single day until the package arrived.

Jump ahead two years, and we are still fans of Del Sol. I first wrote this post in 2015 when our Del Sol products were new. I’ve updated it now that we’ve seen how the products stand the test of time.

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Del Sol specializes in clothing, nail polish, sunglasses and other accessories that change color in the sun. In addition to their own beachy designs, they have licensed Disney and Marvel gear, which we love. You’ll find Del Sol stores in popular resort destinations throughout the world, often at cruise ship ports. My daughter recently insisted that we stop at Del Sol at the Falmouth, Jamaica cruise port so she could buy a new nail polish. Del Sol shops are fun, interactive places with sun stations, so you can try before you buy.

You may want to stock up before your trip at www.delsol.com. That’s where you’ll find the largest assortment of products and sizes. Don’t forget that you’ll get 20% off your order when you use my exclusive coupon code TIPS20!

Here are the products we were most excited about, and how they stood up to real-life wear.

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T-shirts

Del Sol has a lot of fun tees, tanks and golf shirts to choose from in a range of sizes from 2T to Adult 2XL. Most are a variation on a white or black tee, and color appears on the design as soon as you walk into the sun. It works on cloudy days too.

If you’re between sizes, I recommend ordering up. The women’s fitted tees are extra snug. In the photo below, my daughter was just over five feet tall, with a slender tween figure. She had no extra room to grow into her fitted Women’s Small tee. I ordered a little big for the rest of us, and am happy with the sizing of those shirts.

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I wore my white Del Sol tee for the first time to an outdoor concert and it wasn’t long before I stained it with hot sauce from my food truck fare. My kids’ white Del Sol tees have also needed stain treatment and repeat washing. The good news is that washing, drying and bleach pens did not damage or shrink our color change tees.

Del Sol now has several black tees, which don’t stain so easily. I wear my new black Spider-man tee often. My husband also got a Spider-man tee from Del Sol. Matchy-matchy isn’t usually our style, but we couldn’t resist at Disneyland and when we saw the new Spider-man movie on opening weekend.

My first Del Sol tee is still one of my favorites. It has been worn frequently and washed and dried many times. It’s not as bright as it was when it was new, but it still changes color – even where I used a bleach pen – and the shape and length are still flattering.

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Sunglasses

Sunglasses are an ESSENTIAL travel accessory. My daughter and I have liked ours so well that I am ordering a pair for my husband too. He buys a new pair of cheap sunglasses once or twice a year, and costs quickly add up when we have to replace them that often.

All of Del Sol’s SOLIZE sunglasses block 100% of UVA and UVB rays and are polarizing to reduce glare. Adult sunglasses also come with a lifetime guarantee. If your SOLIZE glasses are ever lost, stolen or broken, they come with a guarantee code that allows you to get a new pair of glasses for the cost of shipping and handling.

Del Sol sunglasses for children and adults come in a range of styles, from bright and colorful character glasses to more sophisticated and subtle color change styles.

I still wear my SOLIZE sunglasses nearly every day. My daughter’s glasses broke when she left them on the floor of her bedroom and we used her redemption code to order a replacement pair. It was easy. We did it all online and paid shipping costs, then the new glasses arrived within a week with a new lifetime guarantee and redemption code! Sixty dollars for sunglasses is a pretty good deal when they come with a lifetime guarantee.

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Nail polish

Painted toenails are a must for sandal season, and color change nail polish was the Del Sol product that both my daughter and I were most excited about. Nail polish is fun, and one size truly fits all, so it makes a good gift too. We also chose some decals and stencils.

I typically stick with one simple color on my nails, and I love bright, bold shades of polish. The stronger the sun, the stronger the color. I’m a newbie with stencils and decals, and I found them easy and fun to use.

We are looking forward to another fun summer with our Del Sol color change gear! Click the button below to browse Del Sol’s tees, sunglasses, nail polish and other products. Don’t forget to use our exclusive 20% off coupon: TIPS20.

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Do you have a favorite Del Sol product? Please share it in the comments!

Disclosure: We received complimentary product samples from Del Sol for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.

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Hi there! I am the founder of Tips for Family Trips. I am a married mom of two children, ages 10 and 12, living near Salt Lake City, Utah. We took our first child on a two-week road trip when she was four weeks old and we have been traveling as a family ever since. We love to get out of the house to see and do fun things, both far away and in our own neighborhood.

64 Comments

  1. I remember trying their products when I took a Caribbean cruise years ago but haven’t seen them since. Nice that they are still around.

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  2. I love Del Sol, but my daughter goes crazy for it!!! She’s got t-shirts, a tote bag and several nail polishes…. and a cute little ring. It’s a whole different way to bling!

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  3. My daughters love Del Sol and have to go shopping whenever we are in the Caribbean – I didn’t realize you could buy from the website as well! I think sunglasses and nail polish would be popular items here.

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  4. My daughter would be thrilled with anything, but especially a t-shirt that changes color! I had never heard of this before.

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  5. Love the nail polish & T-shirts

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  6. I would buy tshirts for all the adults and children – so. much. fun. My favorite store.

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  7. My sisters, mom and I did a girls day out & we bought a few items!

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  8. I would do another girls day out, take the young girls too & treat them.

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  9. Solize Sunglasses – A Casual Look – Silver to Graphite is what I would get.

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  10. I’d buy the T-shirts that change color and the sunglasses. What fun!

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  11. i would get the Men’s Fit Crew T – Avengers Assemble

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  12. I would get the Disney Racer Tank – Made You Look and a set of polish.

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  13. I would buy my lil guy some nice suit sets!

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  14. I would buy some flip flops!

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  15. I would probably buy a couple shirts, like the Tank T- Hibiscus Script. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  16. I really like the Solize Sunglasses – T-Bird – Light Green to Dark Green

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  17. I love this! My sunglasses are on their last leg so I would love to be the winner. That would be awesome!

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  18. I’d probably buy some sunglasses and nail polish

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  19. I would love to get some sunglasses for myself and my son!

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  20. I absolutely love the nail polishes. They are so much fun!

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  21. I would buy some sunglasses and maybe a shirt.

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  22. I would buy t shirts for sure… maybe some nail polish

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  23. I’d probably buy a ton of nail polish

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  24. I would buy my niece a cute princess top and myself a Disney top!

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  25. I’ll get the Classic Mickey Crew Tee.

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  26. I will probably buy the Hooded Zip Sweatshirt – Iridescent Butterflies and nail polish 🙂

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  27. I’ve seriously never heard of these products but am 100% positive my daughter would go crazy for them! You look so cute in the t-shirt!

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  28. OMG, I’d get the Classic Mickey Crew Tee. Perfect for my aunt’s big BD gift. Divine. Wow, prize $100 gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me!

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    • LOL. If the winner weren’t chosen randomly, you’d definitely be a contender for most entertaining comment.

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  29. Del Sol is the bestest! I’m not sure specifically, but I have a hat and sunglasses, so I’d love some clothing!

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  30. Kid’s Solize Sunglasses – Catch A Wave – Charcoal to Purple

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  31. I’m not sure yet but would be so awesome to win this, thanks!

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  32. Love their polishes and shades.

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  33. I’m not sure! I’ve never bought anything there before 🙂

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  34. So fun!! I love the colors. I would have fun painting my nails with those. And i’m certain my son would too 🙂

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  35. I will definitely get a t-shirt and some nail polish. They have some really nice items.

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  36. My sons would want to pick from the Marvel collection of shirts, and my daughter and I would love nail polish!

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  37. i think i would buy some of the color changing nail polish

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  38. I would get some t-shirts for me and the kids.

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  39. i would get tshirts and sunglasses for the summer!

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  40. I would get some color-changing t-shirts for my toddler grandson

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  41. I would buy sunglasses and lots of nail polish for all of my granddaughters. They would love this.

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  42. I would love to have a crew tee shirts, sunglasses and polish

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  43. I would definitely buy some of the color changing nail polish!

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  44. I wold get some nail polish. My daughter would love it!!

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