Suncloud Optics Aviator Sunglasses

4.3 out of 5 stars 134 customer reviews
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They fit well, stay in position, and, being light, are comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
The polarized lenses are a plus and the small amount of wrap helps keep out distracting sunlight.
Awesome glasses, fit well, great glare reduction, feel great on face, not heavy on face at all.
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  • Plastic frame
  • Anti-Reflective lens
  • Polarized
  • Lens width: 63 millimeters
  • Large fit
  • Polarized polycarbonate
  • Metal alloy
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Product Description

This is the classic wire Aviator. Large size, comfortable with spring hinges for a custom fit. 100% protection from harmful UV rays. Take off!

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 2.2 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0017WFQQI
  • Item model number: S-AVPPGYSV
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 14, 2008
  • Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,786 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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    Lens Color: Gray PolarizedColor: Gunmetal Verified Purchase
    Essential criteria for choosing sunglasses include that the sunglasses should block UV rays and be polarized. They should also be durable, scratch resistant, and comfortable to wear. Spring hinges are a definite plus. Glass lenses are too heavy and will scratch. Polycarbonate is, by far, the best lens material.
    The Suncloud Optics Aviator Sunglasses have it all. They fit well, stay in position, and, being light, are comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. I should also mention that they are stylish.
    This is the best pair of sunglasses I have had. They are a good value for a modest cost. Highly recommended.
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    Lens Color: Brown PolarizedColor: Brown Verified Purchase
    The initial order include a heavy item. These glasses are packed basically loose. No hardcase. So the first pair arrived in a condition near flat.

    Returned them to Amazon and had another pair shipped to me solo. They are great. They fit well and the lenses are awesome. I have owned different Suncloud products over the years and haven't been disappointed.

    These make an economical back up for regular glasses, or a daily pair.
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    Lens Color: Gray PolarizedColor: Gunmetal Verified Purchase
    I like metal frames. Usually, thay are lighter in weight than plastic frames, and they are less "confining" when you wear them all day. The first set arrived damaged from shipping. They were shipped alone, but not completely secured inside the box and the frames had bent at the bridge. Amazon was - as always - wonderful about immediately getting a replacement to me.

    They aren't Ray-Bans and don't cost what a pair of Ray-Bans would cost, but they cost enough to expect the frames would be much more robust.

    I don't see the typical dramatic effect of polarized lenses when looking at water. I see very weak rainbows in car windows. They are polarized, but it isn't done all that well.

    They are light, they are effective in the sun, but they aren't what I had hoped-for and I will apparently need to baby them or risk damaging them. Oh well, I'll keepng them but can't recommend them.

    UPDATE:

    After a year with these glasses, I'm going to revise my opinion about the robustness of the frames. They've held up better than I had a right to expect. I'm not gentle with fishing sunglasses - which is why I don't pay hundreds of dollars for sunglasses I'm going to use when fishing. I jam them in a pocket, I shove them in my fishing pack, and they live in the console of the truck when not in use.

    The frames have taken my disregard quite well. As, too, have the lenses. They may not be well-polarized, but they've proven to be tough. I keep them in their microfiber bag when not in use, but they've dropped onto gravel and sand and they haven't picked up noticeable scratches.

    In one way, that's a shame. The polarization is so ineffective that I honestly hoped I'd damage them enough to justify replacing them. Not happening.
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    Lens Color: Gray PolarizedColor: Gunmetal Verified Purchase
    These sunglasses are comfortable, and have enough wrap-around to keep spray out of my eyes while boating. I have always preferred metal frames, so that is a plus for me. I have another pair of Suncloud sunglasses that I bought a couple of years ago, these are darker than the previous pair.
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    Lens Color: Brown PolarizedColor: Gold Verified Purchase
    my wife had wanted a pair of aviator glasses forever but was unable to find a pair that looked good on her square-shaped face. I found these and ordered them based on their reviews and because I thought the slightly rounded frame would look good on her - they are spot on! They look just as good with her hair down as they do when she is wearing a ponytail or a ball cap. Her sister came to visit and she ordered a pair for herself the next day.

    My wife wanted to give this product 5 stars, but I bumped it down to 4 because they came with just a mediocre-quality fabric bag for storage- I really expected a hard case for glasses in this price range
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    Lens Color: Gray PolarizedColor: Gunmetal Verified Purchase
    I might give these 3.5 stars if I could, but I don't feel they warrant 4 stars. They look great and the quality of the frames and lens material seems quite good. But I have to agree with other reviewers that the quality of the polarization is lacking. I would not be surprised to find out that something happened during manufacturing and they forgot to polarize them altogether. I was just outside wearing these glasses and I found myself squinting quite a bit. It's a really bright day, but I never used to squint when I wore my older, marginally more expensive ($80) polarized sunglasses. I suppose I'll keep these around as an extra pair, but they aren't going to cut it as daily wear sunglasses. If you keep sunglasses for more than a year and want quality polarization, then I'd suggest spending slightly more for considerably better polarization. On a positive note, I can read the car nav/stereo display while wearing the Sunclouds, almost like they aren't polarized at all. I can't do that with my more expensive sunglasses.
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    Lens Color: Gray PolarizedColor: Gunmetal Verified Purchase
    So i've had these glasses for 2 months, hardly wearing them and keeping them on my dresser. Honestly, they are a great pair of sunglasses; look nice and mostly well built. I've worn them probably 3 times, and have been making sure to keep them very safe because they seemed very nice for a great price. Yesterday though I opened them and the metal of the hinge broke. I opened them carefully, and a whole side essentially fell off, unrepairable (maybe with duct tape it can look fixed but that's not the point). I will be contacting the company and ask about any replacement or about any help and will gladly give them 5 stars if they respond reasonably.

    EDIT: I looked it up, and apparently there's a lifetime warranty but you need to pay for any repairs.
    I had another giftcard and honestly with moving back into college just buying another pair was easiest for me. The sunglasses are very nice; i'm just hoping these don't randomly break as easily. If they do, will update. If not, they're golden.
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