Native Eyewear – New Releases for Spring

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Native Eyewear has released five new styles from its 2018 sunglasses collection, the Wells, Acadia, Sixty-Six, El Jefe and the Catamount. The collection embraces Native’s ‘Roam Free’ lifestyle and continues Native’s core philosophy that fuses function and performance with style. Native has also expanded the availability of a new Violet Reflex Lens in the company’s best-selling performance and active lifestyle frames. The 2018 collection is designed to enhance all of life’s outdoor adventures with stylish, high performance frames and lenses.

“We are excited to roll out not only new sunglass styles, but new and brighter colors for 2018,”  said John Sanchez, General Manager at Native Eyewear. “The latest sunglasses in our product line were inspired by the outdoors and continue to elevate Native’s philosophy of pairing fashionable styles with top-of-the-line performance.”

New 2018 Styles:


 Understanding the need to be spontaneous is not to be overlooked. With this in mind, the Wells is designed with a square-shaped lens, streamlined temples, and a face-hugging fit that won’t let go, even during the most unplanned of situations. Constructed of plant-based resin and finished with precision-cut metallic foil logo detailing, this frame only leaves to the imagination what adventure to embark on next.

Cushinol™ Nose Pads
Mastoid Temple Grip™

Native’s N3 lens technology not only eliminates glare, but also enhances colors and contrast for a sharper, brighter view of your surroundings. The lightweight and durable lenses block out up to 4X more infrared light than regular polarized lenses providing optimal UV protection. The incredibly light Co-Injected Rhyno-Tuff® Air Frames dial up comfort for lounging by the beach, but are tough enough to jump in a game of volleyball and remain in place.

Wells Co-Injected Rhyno-Tuff® Air Frame

Native fused vintage style with sleek, modern lines and top of the line performance to create the Wells Sunglasses. Squared lenses and streamlined temples create a timeless look, while N3 lenses brighten up your world, making these shades perfect for those who demand equal parts performance and style. MSRP $99 – $119



Inspired by the beauty and wonder of the oldest and most biodiverse National Park east of the Mississippi, the Acadia is the epitome of purposeful elegance. This piece features rounded lens, trilaminate frame construction, metallic foil logo detail, and fun color combinations. With unparalleled strength and style, the Acadia was fashioned for all of life’s unmissable moments. MSRP $129 – $149



As its name suggests, the rounded lens shape and stainless steel brow bar of the Sixty-Six draw from a decade revered for sports cars, music, and a counterculture that challenged the norm. Free-spirited lines and styling serve to elevate comfortable CushinolTM nose pads and a snug three point fit. Brunch on the patio, volleyball on the beach, or a quick 5K on the trail, this piece keeps your vision crisp and your style fresh. MSRP $129 – $149

El Jefe


Whether scouting your favorite surf breaks or jumping on singletrack for an impromptu ride, the El Jefe is ready for the moments when lines blur between life and style. Thoughtfully designed with matte/gloss finishes, metallic foil logos, triple bar hinges, and CushinolTM touch points; this piece is party up front and business in the details. Premium color-and contrast-enhancing optics cut through good times spoiling glare on the water or on the rocks. MSRP $109 – $129



Inspired by the iconic mountain lion of the American West, the Catamount embodies a competitive spirit that won’t stop pushing the limits. The Catamount will climb, run, and leap to the finish line with its sleek design, interchangeable lenses, adjustable CushinolTM nose pads and co-injected temple tips. Feature packed, the Catamount ensures your vision is poised for the win.

SportFlex™ Lens Kit
Flex Metal™ Adjustable Nose Pad System
Mastoid Temple Grip™

The Catamount sunglasses allow you to confront any activity with confidence. With the interchangeable SportFlex Lens Kit you will be prepared for any kind of lighting conditions, they swap out in seconds to adapt to changing light throughout the day. The Flex Metal Adjustable Nose Pad System and Mastoid Temple Grip keep the Catamounts in place even when they are exposed to moisture, giving a reliable fit during intense activity. The co-injected cushinol frame is ultra lightweight granting hours of comfortable wear during long rides or runs. MSRP $119 – $139


New Desert Tan Colorway

Native’s 2018 sunglass line brings brighter, distinguished colorways and new frame finishes to compliment the brand’s existing styles. The new Desert Tan frame finish is designed with a specially formulated color composition that blends into the terrain and matches most camo patterns. Inspired by industry leading ceramic barrel coatings, Desert Tan effectively absorbs glare while asserting a confident appearance in the field or on the trail. The new Desert Tan colorway is available in the Sightcaster and Ashdown styles.

Sightcaster - Desert Tan with Gray Lens
Ashdown - Desert Tan with Brown Lens

Lightweight Earth-Friendly Frames That You Can Take from Trail to Street

Native’s advanced frame technology provides a lightweight, durable, and comfortable solution that can withstand harsh conditions, including high-impact collisions and temperature extremes. Native frames feature several dynamic frame constructions including multi injection Trilaminate, and Rynotough using a castor-based resin that makes them more earth-friendly and stronger than petroleum-based alternatives. Additionally, the patented grip Cushinol™ keeps sunglasses in place during athletic activity and allows you to have stylish sunglasses that are high performance.

Recycled Packaging

Native Eyewear believes that quality gear shouldn’t come at the cost of our outdoor playground. In addition to bio-based frame resin, Native’s packaging has been thoughtfully created. The packing materials are made from materials like recycled shopping bags, plastic bottles, soy-based inks, and recycled cardboard.

Premier Lifetime Warranty

Accidents are bound to happen, and that’s why Native Eyewear offers a premier lifetime warranty. Whatever the reason (excluding loss or theft), sunglasses replacements are guaranteed for a $30 processing fee.

For more information about these new releases and other Native Eyewear glasses, visit

Mark Ranum: Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.
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