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Authentic Aviator Sunglasses

$169.00

Price: $169.00

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These are the classic aviator sunglasses, and the only ones handcrafted to military specifications. Originally issued to U.S. Navy pilots and aircrew, NASA astronauts, and the legendary Blue Angels beginning in 1977. Scratch-resistant, UVA- and UVB-resistant gray lenses are noted for their true color reception. The unique bayonet temples are designed to fit under a helmet, making them just as comfortable with any hat. Hand-polished 24-karat gold-plated frames with virtually unbreakable solder joints.

Made in U.S.A. 5 1/2''W x 1 3/4''H.

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Authentic Aviator Sunglasses
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (12)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Adequate tint (11)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

  • Too small (3)

Best Uses

  • Driving (11)
  • Casual wear (10)
  • Travel (10)
  • At the beach (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      81% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (8), Classic style (7), Comfort-oriented (7), Stylish (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

EXCELLENT

My Dad served in the air force and his air force glasses were the only sunglasses he would ever wear. He lost them a few years ago and when I saw these I know...Read complete review

My Dad served in the air force and his air force glasses were the only sunglasses he would ever wear. He lost them a few years ago and when I saw these I know he had to have them!! He was so happy when he opened them and couldn't believe I had found them. They are excellent quality and craftsmanship, I am very very pleased, and my Dad was ecstatic. Perfect!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Be careful with the size

There is no choice of size in NG website, and there is no mention during my purchase what size NG is going to send me. The overcome is the glasses I received is too...Read complete review

There is no choice of size in NG website, and there is no mention during my purchase what size NG is going to send me. The overcome is the glasses I received is too small for my head.
I noticed from the manufacturer's website that they did offer 3 different sizes to suit different head size. The bigger one should fit me better.
The worse thing is that NG team is not able to get me the answer until now regarding the size of the glasses that I received. Unacceptable service.

Reviewed by 16 customers

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4.0

Functional history

By none

from Winston-Salem, NC

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adequate Tint
  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Polarization
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Casual Wear
  • Driving
  • Travel

Comments about Authentic Aviator Sunglasses:

Very similar to my long lost original official USAF glasses. Glad to have them.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels too small
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Authentic military HGU4/P aviators

By eightyblue

from Washington, DC

Comments about Authentic Aviator Sunglasses:

Lens size is 52mm, the small men's frame. 52mm is the most popular size.

This is the military design, HGU4/P (sometimes called, Helmet Goggle Use for Pilots)which has been around since 1958 when the new rigid, hard flying helmets required a frame that would fit easily within a helmet and headphones etc, thus the bayonet temples which slide easily on and off.

The size is stamped underneath nose bridge, e.g. 55[]20 (55mm lens width and 20mm nose bridge width).
I checked with the Nat Geo staff and they were helpful enough to go back and pull out a pair and look underneath the nose bridge. They confirmed that this is the 52mm lens.

The information in the details section is a bit confusing as to frame size ('' 5 1/2''W x 1 3/4''H). ''5 1/2'' is stamped on the inside of the right temple and merely refers to the length of the temple. All HGU4/P frames have 5 1/2'' temples.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

exellent value

By bill

from stapleton, al

About Me Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adequate Tint
  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Protection
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At The Beach
    • Casual Wear
    • Driving
    • Travel

    Comments about Authentic Aviator Sunglasses:

    stylish well made,

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Quality of product

    By J

    from San Juan PR

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Authentic Aviator Sunglasses:

        Meets my expectations

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Absolutely top quality!

        By Mary

        from Savannah, GA

        About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate Tint
        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Good Polarization
        • Good Protection
        • Lightweight
        • Scratch Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Authentic Aviator Sunglasses:

            My husband is thrilled. These glasses are distortion-free., He can wear them indoors, i.e. shopping,etc. No wonder they came with such high references.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I loved this product and my friends also

            By Sky

            from Riyadh Saudi Arabia

            About Me Modern, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Driving
              • Travel

              Comments about Authentic Aviator Sunglasses:

              Great product and I recommend it to my friends to enjoy the wonderful design

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              bought 4 pair 3 to give as presents

              By Snow

              from New Zealand

              About Me Comfort-Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adequate Tint
              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Good Polarization
              • Good Protection
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Driving
                • Travel

                Comments about Authentic Aviator Sunglasses:

                After buying my own pr-liked and bought 3 more pr for family,all very pleased with product.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                EXCELLENT

                By melissacurls

                from TX

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adequate Tint
                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Protection
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At The Beach
                  • Driving
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Authentic Aviator Sunglasses:

                  My Dad served in the air force and his air force glasses were the only sunglasses he would ever wear. He lost them a few years ago and when I saw these I know he had to have them!! He was so happy when he opened them and couldn't believe I had found them. They are excellent quality and craftsmanship, I am very very pleased, and my Dad was ecstatic. Perfect!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Aviator Sunglasses - Perfect!

                  By Paul Smith

                  from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

                  About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adequate Tint
                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Polarization
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight
                  • Scratch Resistant

                  Cons

                  • No Complaints What-so-eve

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Driving
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Authentic Aviator Sunglasses:

                  I have ordered many prodcts from the National Geographic Store and I have been very satisfied with all of them. Thank you!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Good design and detail

                  By Joe

                  from Perth Australia

                  About Me Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adequate Tint
                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Polarization
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight
                  • Scratch Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At The Beach
                    • Casual Wear
                    • Driving
                    • Special Occasions
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Authentic Aviator Sunglasses:

                    I would use the product for driving and at work.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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