Ryders Norvan Polarized Sunglasses - 2022
A classic wayfarer shape, loaded with hidden technical elements. Snap hinges, a vented frame to channel airflow, interchangeable nose pads, inner temple hydrophilic rubber, and a metal badge make the Norvan one of our favorites.
Eliminate glare and ambient haze, drastically enhancing definition and allowing you to see through reflections. Ryders Polarized lenses are injected, not laminated, eliminating the need for adhesives and other imperfections that would otherwise affect clarity. Each lens has a hydrophobic and scratch-resistant finish along with their premium Anti-Reflective coating on the back. Like all of their lenses, their Polarized lenses are impact resistant and optically correct with 100% UVA, UVB, UVC protection.
100% UV400 PROTECTION
All of Ryders lenses block 100% of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays and harmful, high energy light to 400nm. These rays are a leading cause of cataracts, skin cancer and wrinkles around the eyes—all great reasons to block them out.
All of Ryders lenses are impact resistant, meaning they resist breaking up into dangerous little shards when impacted. If astronauts trust this material to keep their heads from exploding while on a 17,000 mph space walk, you’ll have nothing to worry about on your adventures, no matter how fast you’re going.
Ryders applies a scratch-resistant coating to all of their lenses. Though this process makes the surface of the lens considerably harder than the base lens material, it’s impossible to make the lenses completely scratch proof (short of making them from diamonds) so please care for them properly as they may still scratch under certain conditions.
HYDROPHOBIC + OLEOPHOBIC COATING
An altogether misleading name, this coating isn't nearly as scared of water as water is of the coating. In fact, water runs away at first contact, leaving clear lines of sight that are free from droplets and water marks. The Oleophobic characteristics repel dirt and grease, making the lenses very easy to clean.
All of Ryders lenses are made by injecting molten polycarbonate into a mold that is specially formed to eliminate distortion. This process makes the lenses optically correct (also referred to as decentred), increasing long-term comfort and minimizing eye fatigue.
ADJUSTABLE NOSE PADS
Adjustable nose pads allow you to customize the fit of your eyewear for comfort and stability. This component is also used for fine-tuning the amount of airflow behind the lens to keep your face cool and combat fogging.
HYDROPHILIC NOSE PADS
Hydrophilic [anti-slip] nose pads are an important feature to look for in performance eyewear. The material Ryders uses to make these features is so effective that it actually grips better when it’s wet—exactly when it’s needed.
ULTRA DURABLE / FLEXIBLE FRAME
Ryders goggle frames are designed to be flexible, not only for an accommodating, comfortable fit but also for durability. A flexible goggle frame will absorb impact, resisting damage and injury better than a rigid frame.
A Swiss technology, this incredible thermoplastic is the material used in all of Ryders sunglasses (with the exception of their metal frames). Its extreme flexibility, durability and light weight make it the perfect material for performance eyewear.
HYDROPHILIC NOSE PADS + TEMPLE TIPS
Hydrophilic [anti-slip] nose pads are an important feature to look for in performance eyewear. Hydrophilic temple tips give that extra little bit of grip that can come in handy in many situations. The material they use to make these features is so effective that it actually grips better when it’s wet — exactly when it’s needed.
Ryders designed MTB-specific vents because almost every other goggle that’s marketed as a mountain bike goggle is actually an MX or snow goggle. Mountain biking presents a whole new set of challenges when it comes to airflow, so it only makes sense to design venting that meets those needs. Ryders vents are designed to block the vapor from your mouth and nose. They channel fresh air from the front and sides of the goggle to flow up the back of the lens, keeping your face cool and helping to eliminate fog problems.