I’m going to have to admit it right now that I definitely have an addiction to sunglasses. While most women tend to love handbags or shoes based on my group of friends, I just love sunglasses. I feel like sunglasses have this ability to transform your face and just give you that style and confidence to go through your day.
Needless to say, when NATIVE reached out to me to check out some of their sunglass line, I was super stoked. I was actually able to take a pair of the glasses with me on a ski trip to Colorado. Now I know we are deep into the summer months and I have since been able to wear the glasses in the scorching summer sun as well, but what I can say is that I had a lot of comments with them on the mountains in Colorado which coincidentally is where these glasses hail from.
The company sent me three sets of shades to check out and I overall fell love with the BRAIDEN pair that is similar to my wayfarer Ray-Ban glasses, and in the past those were the one that I had chosen to wear the most.
The BRAIDEN shades per the company are “the most innovative and advanced polarized lens on the market. N3™ lenses block up to 4X more infrared light than regular polarized lenses, pass Z87.1 testing, provide UV protection up to 400nm, and by significantly reducing blue light and selectively filtering UV, they deliver high contrast, crisp definition, and peak visual acuity.”
When wearing them on the mountain they really gave you a crisp ability to see the view with a “brightened” look while still being very stylish.
I felt both of these models on my face just didn’t fit so I wound up giving the Patroller’s to a friend of mine Matt and these seemed to fit well on a man’s face.
The pricing on the glasses is great as they range in the $100 to $150 range which for a good pair of sturdy sunglasses isn’t bad and not to mention they come with a lifetime warranty.
Overall, native sunglasses are not only based here in the USA but they are super sturdy and worth the price that you pay for them.