And you thought your titanium frames were light. These Kolstom Carbon Fiber Sunglasses ($125) are the world's first sunglasses made from compression molded carbon fiber reinforced polymer, giving them incredible strength while reducing weight to virtually nothing. Other features include a unique locking hinge, thermally fused 9-layer lenses, and simple, timeless looks that sit well on most any face.
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the country's most iconic sunglasses brand by picking up a pair from the Ray-Ban Legends Collection ($160). Included in this limited edition collection are pink, green, and blue lensed variants of the Round and Aviator, as well as reintroduced styles of the '60s-era Laramie and Meteor. [via]
Weight is generally an enemy of comfortable eyeglasses, as the heavier the specs, the more strain is put on your ears and nose. Which is why we're so stoked about these Ray-Ban Light Ray Eyeglasses ($TBA). Touted as the lightest Ray-Ban frame ever created, the Light Ray features a corrosion-resistant titanium alloy build, using no screws or welding, and a monoblock hinge. All told, they weigh just 1.7g — that's roughly five one-hundredths of an ounce, or a really, really small amount.
We've already brought your attention to their sunglasses, but if you're in need of a more essential pair of optics, they can help you out there, too. Salt Titanium Eyeglasses ($TBA) blend the company's timeless style with rugged titanium construction and the quality that comes from an item that's handcrafted in Japan.
Thinking TOMS Eyewear were your only choice if you wanted a buy-one, give-one pair of sunglasses? Think again. Available in five distinct styles, Warby Parker Sunglasses ($95) are made from custom cellulose acetate with five barrel hinges, Teflon-coated screws, and polarized lenses. And, of course, for every pair you buy, a pair of optical glasses is given to a person in need.