Serengeti Large Aviator Sunglasses (62mm - black frames - Drivers Gradient lens)

Regular Price: $169.99

Special Price $119.95

Regular Price: $169.99

Special Price $119.95

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 1892A

We’ve taken the liberty of renaming these sunglasses “FLIERS” because we wouldn’t fly without them. They’re the most scientifically advanced in the world, using the famous Drivers lens to slash glare, enhance contrast and reduce eye fatigue. Preferred by professional pilots and race car drivers for their extraordinary performance characteristics and true color definition. The gradient copper lens is photochromic to continuously optimize the amount of light reaching your eye. The ad...

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We’ve taken the liberty of renaming these sunglasses “FLIERS” because we wouldn’t fly without them. They’re the most scientifically advanced in the world, using the famous Drivers lens to slash glare, enhance contrast and reduce eye fatigue. Preferred by professional pilots and race car drivers for their extraordinary performance characteristics and true color definition. The gradient copper lens is photochromic to continuously optimize the amount of light reaching your eye. The advanced Spectral Control System filters “blue” light to reduce blurring and minimize the effects of haze and glare. The lenses far exceed ANSI sunglass standards by blocking 100% of UVB and 99% of UVA rays. Each pair includes a simulated leather hard-side carrying case.

Features:

  • Frame Color: Black
  • Lens Color: Drivers Gradient
  • Sizing: Base curve 6 Rx
  • Temple Length: 140mm
  • Lens Size: 63.8 x 55.4  x 67.5mm DBL 13mm
  • Made in Italy

The Drivers Gradient Lens provides a crystal-clear view in all conditions.  They allow only 9% light transmittance on the top of the glasses and up to 24% on the bottom.  The molecules in the lens adjust when the light does.  Your eyes don't have to make the adjustments because the sunglasses do that for you (reducing eyestrain).  This technology is inherent in the glass and will never fade or wear off (Photochromic Technology).

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.

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4.3 / 5
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4.7 / 5
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4.8 / 5
Value
4.2 / 5
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Yes (4)
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
I gave a set to my son who is a professional pilot and he has used them for years as I have as a police officer. Their shading is just right and I purchased another pair for my second car. They are an industry standard for sure !
October 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Outstanding
Love these sunglasses. This my third pair over ten years.
July 25, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Sporty’s: Best of the Best
Returning to flying after long hiatus. Chose Sportys for my new Serengeti Aviator Large Frame Sunglasses, as they always offer the highest quality products.My first Serengeti Gradients were purchased in the mid 1970s, when I was a young B-727 right seater. The newest iteration is far advanced over the originals: Sportys remains a World Class outfit!
May 14, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Sunglasses are very good. Case is fair. It would be good to have a Ray Ban type case that would attach to the belt.
August 26, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Cons: They are a little bigger than I thought. I have great eyes when it comes to seeing distances, but I need reading glasses. When I recently started taking flying lessons, I found that I needed my reading glasses to see the dash. Needless to say, trying to fly with your cheaters down on your nose just doesnt hack it. Even if you can, you still have no protection from the sun. I purchased these sunglasses along with Sportys Stick-On Reading Lenses. The glasses' gradient lenses are great for the darker cockpit and the magnifiers bring everything back into focus. The combination made the difference between flying and not flying.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: They are very flexible and fit my big head. Great on keeping glare out. The glasses last about 3 years before they get damaged. I wear them almost every day of the year.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Outstanding glasses. They saved my live while flying in hazy conditions. I was able to see another aircraft coming head on that never saw me. The helped me avoid a mid air.
December 31, 2014
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Pros: the color and clarity of the lenses is spectacular. The shape provides excellent coverage. Cons: there could be more room at the bridge for those of us who have a wider nose. The glasses are also relatively heavy at this size and can cause some pressure discomfort after long wear.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Serengeti lenses work in bright light and overcast days. Works well with EFIS displays.
February 11, 2013
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Pros: These are my eighth or ninth pair of Flyers. They're great and I especially like the See above
August 11, 2011
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Glass or plastic lenses?
Guy Z on Aug 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: glass
can prescription lenses be installed in this frame?
A shopper on Oct 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't know, I would assume so. I have had prescription lenses installed in the regular size Serengeti frames.
Are Serengeti driver's lenses available with + 2.0 reader bifocal with no line (progressive)?
Kerry F on Jul 2, 2017
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