SKU: archer
5 out of 5 based on 30 customer ratings

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With sleek metal styling and the DNA of Randolph’s classic Aviator, the Archer embodies contemporary masculine cool. Inspired by ballooning pioneer Samuel Archer King, whose skillful aeronautics led the way in the largest balloon voyages of his time, the Archer is all about attitude and innovation. Wrapped lenses cover a larger range of the face than our classic Aviator styles, preventing as much light as possible from entering the eye.

  • With Lite Lens™ technology—15% lighter frames made from a hypoallergenic macromolecule that couples optical clarity with lightweight durability
  • Anti-reflective and anti-glare gradient lens options smoothly transition from top to bottom, providing refuge from harsh overhead sunlight while allowing light through the bottom half of the lens
  • Mazzucchelli temple tips offer that final touch of perfection—yet another example of Randolph’s attention to detail
  • 23k gold and other premium-quality finishes for durability & scratch resistance
  • Lifetime warranty on all frames
  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Handcrafted in the USA in 200+ steps
  • Available in signature bayonet or standard temples
  • Military-issued since 1978
  • Self-adjusting cushioned nose pads
  • Includes leather case and cleaning cloth pouch

Archer in Dark Ruthenium with Blue Gradient Lite Lenses

Built To Military Standards

We wanted to make a difference. Leave a mark. Be proud of something. So in 1978, we joined forces with the U.S. military to produce the HGU-4/P Aviator for fighter pilots. Each Aviator is built to strict guidelines of MIL-S-25948 standards, a 20-page document detailing the most complex manufacturing specs around.

Guaranteed for a lifetime. Or two.

Built to a higher standard using the world’s finest materials, we stand by each pair of frames we make. So much so, that we offer a lifetime warranty. Take them with you around the world, and back again.

23K Gold and Other Premium Metals

The same precious metal finishes found on the world’s finest timepieces are layered on at up to 5x the industry standard.




For long lasting clarity
and extreme durability.


Drop Ball Tested

Tested for impact resistance with
a 5/8 inch steel ball from 50 inches.

Handmade and Detail-Driven

It takes our craftspeople over 6 weeks to build a single pair of Randolph glasses.
More than 200 steps go into making each frame—and most of these steps? –

Done by hand.

Metal Bending

Hand-cut and bent to flawlessly form each component.


The bridge, hinges and other components are soldered by hand.


Porcelain and ceramic granules polish each frame to absolute perfection.

Signature Bayonet Temples Fit for Pilots,
Designed for Total Comfort

Our Iconic Bayonet temples were designed to slide easily under pilot headsets, helmets and other headgear. Which means pure comfort and ease. We also calculate the exact angle of the bend on the Skull temple to prevent headaches that may sometimes occur from undue temple pressure.


All frames come with a leather case and a microfiber cleaning cloth that doubles as a pouch.



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  1. 5 out of 5 Highly recommended

    The quality and design of the glasses is outstanding

    Highly recommended
    From Chris of Singapore, Singapore on 9/30/2016.

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  2. 5 out of 5 Extremely recommended!

    These are the best sunglasses I have ever worn. The material quality is vastly superior to other retail brands that outsource there work overseas. The craftsmanship is also to be commended! Randolph Engineering certain takes great pride in their work. Thank you so much for these high quality sunglasses!

    Extremely recommended!
    From Juan Huerta of Wheeling, Illinois on 9/3/2016.

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  3. 5 out of 5 Outstanding glasses

    I own a pair of standard RE Aviators that I've worn for a couple of years now. I really liked the look of the new Archer sunglasses, particularly that the lenses were a bit wider than the standard Aviators. Bought a pair about a month ago and couldn't be happier with them. Solidly made like all RE glasses so I don't have to worry about them breaking in hostile climates.

    Lenses are awesome – got polarized, of course. Huge reduction in glare while driving. All in all, fabulous sunglasses and I'd recommend them to anyone looking for top quality eyewear. Well done, Randolph folks.

    Outstanding glasses
    From Alan of Portland, Oregon on 5/2/2016.

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  4. 5 out of 5 Excellent glasses

    My new favorite glasses!!!
    I'm going to order more to have in reserve!!!

    Excellent glasses
    From Anonymous of Mooresville , North Carolina on 4/19/2016.

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  5. 5 out of 5 Very satisfied

    It's an excellent piece of engineering. It feels right on my face.

    Very satisfied
    From A K Lalangas of DALLAS, Texas on 3/14/2016.

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1 Measure Your Face
Looking into your mirror, hold a ruler (millimeter side up) so it is lined up with each temple. Measure in millimeters the distance between your left and right temples.

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59MM, 63MM


Bronze Oxide, Dark Ruthenium, Matte Chrome


SkyForce Air™ Coastal Gray, SkyForce Air™ Slate, SkyForce-P™ American Gray, SkyForce Air™ Northern Lights



Lens Features:

Non-polarized, Polarized

Weight: 0.5 lbs
Dimensions: 6.75 x 3 x 2 in
California Prop 65 WARNING:

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including nickel, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Bisphenol-A, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to
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