Cloudbase Optics Hi-Def Lee Wave Sunglasses

$79.95
$79.95

Availability: Out of stock

We will ship this product to you on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Product ID: 6173A

Regular sunglasses just don’t cut it for pilots. That’s why Cloudbase sunglasses had such a positive reaction from our product testing team. Cloudbase sunglasses feature Carl Zeiss lenses chosen specifically for pilots. These lenses are designed to provide high contrast, outstanding optical clarity, and excellent UV protection.



The benefits are immediately obvious: the world appears sharper, clouds appear crisper, and depth perception is enhanced. Pilots will appreciate th...

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Regular sunglasses just don’t cut it for pilots. That’s why Cloudbase sunglasses had such a positive reaction from our product testing team. Cloudbase sunglasses feature Carl Zeiss lenses chosen specifically for pilots. These lenses are designed to provide high contrast, outstanding optical clarity, and excellent UV protection.

The benefits are immediately obvious: the world appears sharper, clouds appear crisper, and depth perception is enhanced. Pilots will appreciate the ability to see traffic earlier, the ability to see well through haze, and the outstanding depth perception. Drivers will appreciate the ability to read the road surface better, and the lenses’ eye-relaxing glare reduction properties. Our lenses feature the latest technology to provide extremely high contrast, while preventing color distortion.

Cloudbase sunglasses lenses are constructed of CR39, which is unique in providing optical clarity, extreme lightweight, and natural UV protection. In compliance with FAA recommendations, our lenses are non-polarized, preventing LCD blackout, and enabling pilots to spot the sun glint off distant traffic. All lenses are approved for driving, and feature full UV protection.

Cloudbase frames are designed to be extremely lightweight, and feature thin flexible temples to comfortably fit within headset ear seals.

Our resin frames are constructed of TR90, a futuristic lightweight, flexible, and strong resin which is able to float on seawater, and conform to your face.


Dimensions 
60mm lenses | 13mm bridge | 135mm temples


Why we don't sell polarized sunglasses
Many sunglasses today are polarized, meaning they use an optical filter to reduce glare. While this is fine for fishing or driving, it's a bad idea for pilots. That's because many cockpit instruments and glass panels have polarized faces, and polarized sunglasses will render these unreadable. In addition, the iPad screen will be blacked out in portrait orientation when wearing polarized sunglasses. Sporty's sells a wide variety of high quality sunglasses that do an excellent job of reducing glare--but without polarization.

Reviews
4.3 / 5.0
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4.3 / 5
Reliability
4.5 / 5
Performance
4.7 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.8 / 5
Value
4.5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (2)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
FL340 in the E-175
I wore my new Cloudbase Optics on the flight deck from KDTW to KIAH on 6/15/17. They performed great! Once I slipped them on they really sharpened my vision by cutting out the irritating light from sun. I could still see passing traffic, easily. My headset seal was nice and firm with no bleed in ambient sound. It was a good buy which you never really know until you try!
October 16, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Light and frames fit well under headset
These are the most comfortable sunglasses I've found. Your eyes get used to the copper colored lenses, color-correcting after a few minutes.
September 28, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Great product, minor shipping issue...
Went flying with a friend who lent me these glasses, immediately I noticed how light weight the frames were which was a huge plus! The lenses themselves provide a vibrant view while flying, providing just the right amount of color and contrast. These glasses also proved helpful when trying to pick out traffic since they really boost your eyes ability to pick up minor details. Primarily fly aircraft with glass panels and, as advertised, they had no effect on the screens. Buy these glasses, they look great and are a great addition to the cockpit. Only one downside, the glasses came in a soft envelope and the glasses case was bent on arrival with the glasses inside. There is a minor imbalance in the way the glasses fit due to being jammed in the case, but I am making due. Hopefully Sporty's will switch to a shipping these glasses in a standard box so others don't have to deal with the same issue I have.
December 5, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Best sunglasses ever
I love these sunglasses! They are lightweight and the amber tint makes them excellent for driving. I have light blue eyes, so I need to wear sunglasses most of the time. These are incredibly comfortable and the clarity is amazing!
August 29, 2016
Durability
2 / 5
Reliability
2 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would Not Recommend
I love these types of glasses and am always looking for ones that help on those hazy, scuzzy or stormy days. I thought I would give these a try. They are made of a very lightweight plastic which felt cheap to me. The lenses did not perform even close to HAZEBUSTERS, another similar product but must have a much better lens. I estimate I could see cloud definition about another 1.5 miles with the Hazebusters. Not even a close call. These glasses do come with a nice case with a magnetic latch, that was cool
August 21, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Night driving
I BOUGHT THESE FOR NIGHT DRIVING ONLY. THEY MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE DEFLECTING THE GLAIR OF ONCOMING HEAD LIGHTS.
August 20, 2016
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Prescription available?
James S on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: no.
Does this company make a product that fits over existing glasses?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2016
can I buy these in a my prescription ?
Joe K on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These sunglasses are non-prescription sunglasses.
What color are the lenses?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The lenses are a light brown tint
Can these be ordered with a bifocal magnification?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are single magnifications.
one-size-fits-all sun glasses never worked for me. they don't mention actual size of lens or size of frame. Do you have these specifications?
Ricciardo on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 60mm lenses | 13mm bridge | 135mm temples
Are these lenses polarized?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No.
this lenses are "LeeWave" original model or are another model?
A shopper on Nov 23, 2016
ARE THESE GLASSES EFFECTIVE FOR NIGHT DRIVING?
HAROLD M on Aug 8, 2016
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