Cloudbase Optics Hi-Def Lee Wave Sunglasses

$79.95
$79.95

Availability: In stock

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
4.6 / 5.0
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4.5 / 5
Reliability
4.7 / 5
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4.8 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.8 / 5
Value
4.4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (14)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
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Yes
Excellent quality
Lightweight glasses with excellent clarity. I love this pair of sunglasses. I have been running Serengeti and Oakley glasses for the last 15 years as a corporate pilot and these glasses are just as good but half the price.
June 17, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
So happy I chose these over RayBan, Oakley, etc!!
I’ve wore Oakleys for 10 years and currently wear Costa polarized. Being a new pilot, I knew I had to get some non-polarized glasses. My first go to was RayBan because that’s what they wear in Top Gun. But I’m a research nerd, so I started looking at all my options. I had never heard of Cloudbase before.

First of all, I was wary about ordering glasses online without trying them on. But I told myself, I don’t really care what they look like, I just want them to have good lenses for the cockpit.

I guess I settled on the cloudbase because the price was cheaper and they had great reviews.

When they arrived in the mail and I put them on.... you know how sometimes you aren’t sure if you like something or not... that wasn’t the case here. I LOVED them the second I put them on my face.

They are comfortable. So comfortable. They are nice and light.

The lenses are awesome! Not too dark for early morning flights.

And they actually look good on my face. Bonus.

I like them much better than my $225 Costas. I might get another pair to wear everyday and keep a pair just for flying, Incase I scratch them.

Buy these glasses!!!
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June 13, 2020
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Ok but not super
They’re ok but not as great for driving as I’d expected. Have yet to try them aloft. I’m interested in knowing if the other Cloudbase models might have different qualities
May 29, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Wow. You can really see well in snow. Comfortable
March 23, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
For the buyer looking at comments!
Hey these glasses are awesome! Particularly on Sporty’s the price is the most affordable of the sunglasses. If you want to dish out extra money for the true aviator look go ahead. But if your like me and just want sunglasses that are durable, fit extremely well in headsets, light, and function well, then get these hands down! I wasn’t sure how I would like the slightly orange tint, however I’ve noticed that compared to a grey tint, these glasses help me spot traffic better in VFR conditions, especially birds!! Therefore I love them!
February 15, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Comfortable sunglasses.
Very comfortable. Fits nicely under the headset. A little too expensive.
November 19, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Very light weight
These sunglasses are very light. Fit under my headset well and really do offer good definition in hazy conditions. After several hours of flight, there is no eye strain or discomfort anywhere.
July 18, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
New favorite sunglasses - far exceeded expectations!
These are amazing. I wanted something a little more comfortable than my serengetis or AOs under a headset, and these did not disappoint. In fact, they are now my everyday go-to and I'm thinking about a second pair just for the plane. Super light, excellent clarity, very comfortable, both under a headset and in general.
June 20, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great Glasses.
Everyone loves the Lee Wave glasses. I see why now. They are super light, thin, and crystal clear. They work well with my Bose headset also.
November 5, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Won't bore a hole in your nasal bone
Very pleasantly surprised. Love the lightweight feel and crisp delineation of visual field.
October 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
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Does this company make a product that fits over existing glasses?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2016
Prescription available?
James S on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: no.
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.
Are these glasses unisex ?
Anushree M on Jun 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are.
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 GLASSES EFFECTIVE FOR NIGHT DRIVING?
HAROLD M on Aug 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These are sunglasses and are too dark for night driving. They work perfectly for their intended use though.
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
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