Ryders Norvan Polarized Sunglasses - 2023
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.
Impact resistant and optically correct, these lenses provide 100% protection from UVA, UVB and UVC rays as well as harmful, high energy light to 400nm. As if that’s not enough, they also have premium hydrophobic and scratch-resistant coatings. This is the standard from which Ryders builds all of their more technical lenses, so every Ryders lens has the same technology at its core and the highest standard of quality.
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.
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.
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.