The Ray-Ban Wayfarer Collection includes four styles: the iconic Original Wayfarer, the New Wayfarer, the Wayfarer Ease, and the Wayfarer II. Sound overwhelming? Don't worry, we're here to share the details that set each pair apart. In this post, Sunglass Rob and Alana from Ray-Ban compare the Wayfarer II vs New Wayfarer to point out some key differences between the two.

Table of Contents

1. Ray-Ban Wayfarer II Overview
2. Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Overview
3. What Are The Differences Between The New Wayfarer And Wayfarer II?

Ray-Ban Wayfarer II Overview

Ray-Ban RB2185 Wayfarer II with Havana Frames & Green Lenses

Ray-Ban RB2185 Wayfarer II in Havana With Green Lenses

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The fourth Wayfarer in the collection, Ray-Ban RB2185 Wayfarer II, is made of durable, lightweight acetate. This latest version explores a modern take on the Original Wayfarer by incorporating round lenses, thin temples, and uplifting edges.

While it maintains the classic Wayfarer vibe, Ray-Ban Wayfarer II strays the farthest from the shape of the first model. It's a great option for those who have sported the original Wayfarers for years and fancy a change. It's also great for those with square face shapes, as the round lenses provide a nice contrast. These sunglasses put a modern twist on a timeless look.

They're available in 52mm and 55mm sizes to accommodate a small and large fit. It is also available as an optical eyeglass.

Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Overview

RB2132 New Wayfarer Black Sunglasses with Crystal Green G-15 Lenses

Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer in Black with G-15 Green Lenses

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Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer is the second variation in the collection. The rectangular nylon frame is lightweight, and slightly smaller than the original Wayfarers. It's characterized by a softer eye shape and a flatter base curve to eliminate some of the discomfort the first version's lens tilt causes. For the iconic look of the best-selling classics with an updated fit, Ray-Ban New Wayfarer is distinctly designed for those who are wild about Wayfarers.

It's available in three sizes and is available as an optical eyeglass.

What Are The Differences Between The New Wayfarer And Wayfarer II?

Now that you've seen the specs of each frame, let's take a look at the Wayfarer II vs New Wayfarer to see how they compare.


  • Barrel hinges
  • Iconic rivets on frame front
  • Glass lenses
  • Comfortable
  • Available as eyeglasses


  • Rectangle vs Round Shape
  • Acetate vs Nylon material
  • Size options

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