Top positive review
Classic aviators without the mirror coating and inflated price
on August 28, 2013
Had a very expensive and older pair of Ray Ban aviator sun glasses which my small son accidentally destroyed, so I came to Amazon searching for a decent replacement. Decided to give this model a try and glad I did. My wife also has an authentic pair of $130 Ray Bans and these glasses for $10 are superior not only to my older model but to them as well. The UV protection coating is better and the construction is equal. I particularly like that this model does not have the mirror reflective coating on the front of the lens. After some time with this pair, they perform very well across the board in multiple conditions, like driving during a sunset, snow skiing blare, etc... Five star product across the board.
(One point I might note about these glasses and many other brands is that there are only about six large manufacturing plants for wire frame glasses in the world. Four are in China, one is in Malaysia and another is located in South Korea. (there used to be plants in Japan, Slovakia, Turkey and Italy, but these have closed) When a brand puts in an order for 100,000 pairs, the only difference usually is in the lens coatings. Aside from that, and there is very little real difference. So for example, some discount brand in the USA which sells each set for $4 is actually made in the same factory and from the same parts as $100 Ray Bans from Italy. The only real difference is often in the name value of the brand, but not in the quality of steel used in the frame or the polycarbonate used in the lens.)