Native Eyewear Kannah Review
•Stylish update to an active frame style means you can wear them anywhere
•As at home on trails as they are on the city streets
•Great optical clarity
•Bullet proof construction
•Integrated nose pads don’t allow fit to be dialed in
•Not as lightweight as other offerings at this pricepoint
•Offerings start at $109
•Several lens/color combinations available
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The Native Eyewear Kannah
Native, long known in Colorado for excellence and durability in sunglasses at an affordable pricepoint launched the Native Eyewear Kannah this season. Named after the Kannah creak on the western slope (of Colorado), the design mimics the beauty of the creek itself – sleek yet functional and stylish.
Sizing and Fit on the Native Eyewear Kannah
The sizing on the Kannah is intended to fit medium framed faces, and appears distinctly feminine (in my humble opinion). It’s definitely marketed as a women’s frame, but in a pinch I think the guys could pull it off (such as when you forget your sunglasses on the dining room table and hop in the wife’s car to zip off to your favorite trail – true story). That said, the design is such that it’s a great choice for just about any activity you want to engage in – the secure fit will keep it firmly in place, and the subtle styling means that it’s at home just about anywhere, from the trails to the beach if you’re just feeling like taking it easy (what beaches in Colorado, you ask? Well, there aren’t any. Let’s just pretend you travel outside of Colorado at times. Yes, that happens.)
Construction/Lenses on the Native Eyewear Kannah
The lenses on the Native Eyewear Kannah were great during testing in all light conditions – per Native’s website, these are some of the most “innovative and advanced polarized lenses on the planet.” We don’t know if that’s true, but we do know they “rocked [our] face off” (in the words of our female tester). The reason these lenses are so innovative is that the block 4x more IR rays than the industry standard lens, all while maintaining high optical clarity. We tested the gray lens, which is an excellent choice for those who want to pick a single pair of glasses for all light conditions. The construction is the same high quality we’ve grown to love from Native – lightweight and durable due to the “air frame” build. The hinges are slightly recessed with good action, meaning you’ll never have an issue securing a good fit.
The Bottom Line on the Native Eyewear Kannah
The Native Eyewear Kannah is a great selection for those looking for active pair of sunglasses for that’s as stylish as it is durable. From the trails to the street, the Native Eyewear Kannah fits in just about anywhere. Features such as grippy material on the arms and nosepads secure the fit, while the lightweight frame design makes them comfortable enough to wear all day. At a price point starting around $109 with several color/lens variations available, the Native Eyewear Kannah definitely offers bang for the buck. Check them out at native’s website. Cheers.