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Sunglasses 101: Grilamid TR® Sunglasses

Many performance sunglasses boast Grilamid TR® frames, which sounds like something from a superhero action movie, but what is Grilamid TR®? Is it as hardcore-awesome as it sounds?  Grilamid TR® is a badass material that is definitely hardcore-awesome, and that’s why it’s used in many military, medical, and other high-performance applications.

Grilamid TR® Defined for the Layman

Grilamid TR®  is a transparent amorphous thermoplastic, which means it’s a plastic material, or polymer, that gets soft when heated to extreme temperatures and solid when cooled, and it does this without discoloring or losing its strength. Manufacturers can easily shape it into objects that must maintain their integrity in physically-stressful, highly-active situations.

Not a layman or just want to geek out to more Grilamid TR® facts? CLICK HERE to check out EMS-GRIVORY’s  36-page Grilamid TR® info booklet. EMS-GRIVORY manufactures the stuff under the Grilamid TR® brand name, so they know what they’re talking about.

The Benefits of Grilamid®

Here’s why Grilamid TR® is particularly perfect for sunglasses:

  • It’s super lightweight
  • It’s flexible, impact-resistant, and extremely durable
  • It’s highly transparent and easy to color
  • It has low flammability and is resistant to many sunglass-harming chemicals
  • It stands up against high and low temperatures
  • It’s UV ray resistant

 
Not all sunglasses are created equal, and only some of the toughest, made-for-action shades have Grilamid TR® frames.  A few of our favorite brands that often feature Grilamid TR® frames include HovenUnder Armour, and Costa Del Mar.

Want to learn more about sunglasses, like what makes polarized sunglasses polarized and why an ANSI rating is important? Check out our other Sunglasses 101 posts!


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Native Eyewear Sunglasses: Live the Adventure

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Native Eyewear realized what many have realized: Colorado is pretty much the best place on earth.  After 10 years in PA, Native moved to Denver in 2008, and they haven’t looked back. What they have done, however,  is look ahead. With their Locals Only Project and Natives Know Road Tour, Native Eyewear celebrates “the lives of those too amazing to be seen through an ordinary lens.”

Promoting a lifestyle just as much as they promote their sunglasses, Native Eyewear travels the country to find the people who share their vision of getting the most of out of life one outdoor adventure at a time.  Keep an eye out for the Native Eyewear Road Team and their sweet Native Road Rig. The sleek silver Mercedes Sprinter van bears the mountain landscape that the Road Team lives to explore.  You can keep up with their travels by following them on social media and the Native Eyewear website.

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Native Eyewear’s Natives Know Road Team, Roland Emerson Mott and Dani Rowland, travel the country collecting inspiring stories from those who know how to live and love the Native life.

Native Eyewear sunglasses are some of our best sellers and personal favorites.  We would love to become an authorized dealer; however, at this point, Native Eyewear reps tell us that we need a brick and mortar storefront.  As that is not a part of our story, we hope that Native will one day take their adventurous spirit to the World Wide Web. Our online store allows us to keep our prices low and our process simple.  So, here’s hoping.   Native, whenever you’re ready to take on an online dealer, we’d love to be a part of the adventure.

Check out some of our favorite Native Eyewear sunglasses:

Native Eyewear Dash SS
Native Eyewear Dash SS Polarized Sunglasses
Native Attack
Native Eyewear Attack Polarized Sunglasses
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Native Eyewear Highline Polarized Sunglasses

 

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