Quick. Picture Aviator sunglasses. What did you see?
Chances are you imagined the Ray-Ban Aviator RB3025 with its dramatic teardrop lens, smoky grey-green color, and minimalist metal frame. The most recognizable sunglass in the world, the Aviator has captivated global attention since 1937. Explore the beauty of the Aviator and discover how this iconic frame inspired the Ray-Ban Aviator Collection!
Ray-Ban Aviator Collection
Originally designed to protect American pilots’ eyes, this stylish frame was built to perform. Featuring G-15 lenses that blocked harmful UV rays and blinding glare, pilots were impressed by the performance while citizens were seduced by its elegant design.
Contrary to bulky aviation goggles of the time, Aviator sunglasses boasted a minimalist and clean design. The lightweight metal construction delivered all-day comfort and pilots were delighted with the increased peripheral vision. As for coverage, the dramatic teardrop lenses excelled. The over-sized lenses were a stark contrast to the thin metal frame and featured the newest G-15 lens technology. Ultimately, the Aviator was a resounding success due to its beauty and innovative design.
Today, this style continues to be a favorite worldwide. Available in an array of sizes, colors, and lens options, you can create a completely unique look with your Ray-Ban Aviators. Need help with sizing? Check out our Ray-Ban Aviator Size Guide!
Appearing 1 year after the Classic Aviator, the RB3138 Shooter made its debut. Featuring a signature “cigarette-holder,” this middle vanity circle was designed to free the hands of its wearer. Originally offered with G-15 lenses and yellow Kalichrome lenses, you may recognize this unique frame from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. This unconventional style was Johnny Depp’s signature accessory throughout the film.
While this frame is no longer made with Kalichrome lenses, the RB3138 Shooter still has the same design. If you can’t resist the hypnotizing yellow lenses, take a look at our SportRx Custom Lenses to achieve a similar look!
Following suit in 1939, Ray-Ban introduced the RB3030 Outdoorsman. With the same pilot shape as the Aviator, this style added an enhanced brow bar and cable temples. Originally designed for outdoor enthusiasts, cable temples provide a secure fit and all-day comfort. During the Outdoorsman’s introduction, the lenses were referred to as “Skeet Glass” referencing the skeet shooters who frequently sported the style.
If you like the look of the Original Outdoorsman but don’t enjoy the fit of the curved cable temples, the RB3029 Outdoorsman II is your solution. While this frame features the same double bridge and sweat bar as the RB3030, the Outdoorsman II differentiates itself with the temples. You’ll achieve ultimate comfort with the coated temple tips in a traditional bent shape.
The Ray-Ban RB3362 Cockpit is a smaller interpretation of the Classic Aviator. Featuring a less dominating lens, the Cockpit still maintains its Aviator style with a teardrop shape. Due to the shallower lens, the Cockpit is an excellent option for those with prominent cheekbones. If you find that the Aviator’s dramatic teardrop lens touches your cheeks, you won’t experience that issue in the RB3362 Cockpit.
Making its appearance in 1957, the Ray-Ban RB3136 Caravan is the squarer interpretation of the Classic Aviator. This geometric model is an attractive alternative to the dramatic teardrop shape of the RB3025. If you prefer the look of a less pronounced lens, or want to expand your personal Aviator Collection, the Caravan is an impressive addition. Minimalist design and flattering fit? Check and check.
Fashionable and bold, the RB4125 Cats 5000 delivers serious style with unmistakable Aviator inspiration. Modernized with a full acetate frame in the classic Aviator shape, the Cats 5000 makes a statement. A truly unisex frame, this style looks great on males and females alike. Whether you’re looking for something different from the norm, or prefer the feel of an acetate frame, the Cats 5000 sunglasses are a game-changer in the Aviator Collection.
Ray-Ban Prescription Aviators Online at SportRx
At SportRx, we understand the importance of prescription eyewear and only offer the best styles in your prescription. Every frame in the Ray-Ban Aviator Collection is available with prescription! Tailor-made to your vision needs and unique style, Ray-Ban prescription Aviators will quickly become your new favorite sunglasses. We have helpful guides, like the Ray-Ban Sunglass Lens Guide, and tools throughout the customization process and have a team of friendly opticians ready to help, 7 days a week. Contact us and we’ll be happy to help you into prescription Ray-Bans that will have you seeing clearly in no time.
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