The Polarized Pilot is a member of OFF THE BIKE series of sunglasses. Made from the most cutting edge materials in sunglasses, Polarized Pilot is lightweight and resilient on top of maintaining its iconic look. The aluminum materials used in its construction weigh less than an ounce while also providing extreme durability. Polarized Pilot sunglasses feature the square Aviator details of slim temples, the trademark double brow bar, rubber padded tips for ultimate comfort and grip and are prescription friendly.
Benefits of Polarized Lenses
So, why are polarized lenses so awesome? Polarized lenses are coated with a special chemical film that helps reduce glare. Glare is caused when light from the sun is reflected off of water or a solid surface. By neutralizing glare, polarized lenses help you see objects more clearly, and also help reduce the harmful effects of UV light.
How Polarization Works
The sun’s rays reflect light in every direction, so when a ray hits a flat surface, the reflected light shines back at your eye and is magnified, causing glare. Glare is a real buzzkill. It reduces your depth perception, distorts your view and color perception, and can even temporarily blind you. Not cool.
Regular sunglasses are designed to only reduce the amount of light that is transmitted through the lens horizontally and vertically. But the chemical filter on the lenses of polarized sunglasses is designed to absorb horizontal light waves, while still allowing vertical waves to pass through. Because light only travels in one direction through polarized lenses, glare is eliminated.
Transition Light Adjusting Lenses
ICICLES™ lens features state-of-the-art photochromic fusion technology that results in superior transitional performance. Unlike traditional photochromic lenses which utilize an exterior coating, our encapsulated photochromic dye is protected from the elements and thus the lifespan of our photochromic lenses is greatly improved. When used indoors, the ICICLES™ lenses provide crystal clear vision and superior optics. When exposed to sunlight, the tint of the lens will automatically darken, reducing light transmission and provided the user with an all-encompassing utility lens suitable for any kind of activity.
Important information on ICICLES™ lenses:
- Lenses will take approximately 30-45 seconds to transition to dark.
- Lenses will take approximately 45-60 seconds to transition back to clear.