Native sunglasses ready for summer in the outdoors

We’ve all had expensive, fashionable sunglasses that just won’t stay on our face when we’re hiking, biking, paddleboarding or beachgoing, and I think we’ve all had it. I’ve had family try two styles from Native this season that stay put! These two designs combine style with function, eliminating any need for two pairs in your pack, purse, or tote.

Four Corners: My favorite new style in a long time, the Four Corners offers polarized lens technology with a frame that sports nonslip CUSHINOLâ„¢ nose pads to keep your sunnies in place. I really like the unique touch of a metal brow bar. These frames are slightly rectangular and look great on a medium to large face. They come in matte black/tortoise, wood, and blue water colors, with bronze, brown, gray or silver reflex lens options. You get Native’s lifetime warranty, of course, cam-action hinges, and a very sturdy case. Pick up a pair for $149 on the Native site.

Griz: The Griz is an unapologetically no-nonsense frame that’s ready to get the job done, whether boating on the lake, fishing a river, or along for the ride on the next road trip. It’s great for guys with a wide or large face who plan to be active on their summer travels, as this frame is the largest in the Native line. The cam action hinges are really pronounced, making you feel the sturdiness of these frames, and you get side venting, too.  These lenses block up to 4X more infrared light than regular polarized lenses while providing UV protection up to 400nm, and deliver high contrast, crisp definition, and peak visual acuity. What does this mean? it’s for the sportsperson or precision person who needs his or her sunglasses to truly work, not just look good. The Griz comes in smoke fade, dark tortoise, desert tan or matte black with various lens colors (they’re interchangeable). And best of all, they’re only $129 on the Native website.


Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.

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