Aviator

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AVIATOR

The real deal. Our Aviators are built to precise military standards (Mil-S-25948, to be exact). Battle tested and suitable for the most demanding situations, these glasses are worn by U.S. military pilots, tastemakers, and those who demand the best.

From their unique bayonet temples that are designed to fit comfortably under headgear, to the lifetime frame warranty, the Aviator has become our flagship product and has set the standard for our world-class quality.

  • Handcrafted in the USA in 200+ steps, using only the finest components
  • Signature bayonet temples designed for pilot use
  • Military-issued: HGU4/P, MIL-S-25948
  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Jewelry-quality finishes coated for durability and scratch resistance
  • Warrantied for life on all solder joints
  • Adjustable cushioned silicone nose pads
  • Includes a case, microfiber cleaning cloth and small maintenance kit

Aviator in Bright Chrome with Gray Lenses

“Good enough for fighter pilots, good enough for us.”
– Esquire Magazine

PRECISION-BUILT TO MILITARY STANDARDS SINCE 1982

 

With a tireless work ethic and endless determination, our founders built Randolph into an elite eyewear manufacturer. In 1982, Randolph won a contract to produce the standard, uniform-issue military-spec aviator sunglasses for the U.S. Air Force, a contract we proudly hold to this day.

GUARANTEED FOR LIFE

 

Ever heard of a sunglass company guaranteeing its frames for life? Well, we do. Our frames are built to such high specifications that we stand by each pair for as long as you own them.

23K GOLD AND OTHER PREMIUM FINISHES

 

Jewelry-quality finishes aren’t just stylish. They’re also extremely tough—applied at up to 5 times the industry standard and electroplated for maximum durability and scratch-resistance.

SkyTec™ LENS TECHNOLOGY

The U.S. military demands the best. You should too.

 

Developed with military aviation in mind to safeguard a pilot’s most important asset—his vision.
Each lens is engineered to precise optical and durability standards, with 100% UVA/UVB protection.

WEATHERPROOF

Designed to withstand the damaging effects of weathering

SCRATCH RESISTANT

Scratch resistant coating for long lasting clarity and durability

DROP BALL TESTED

Tested for impact resistance by ¼-inch steel ball drop from three feet away

MADE IN AMERICA. COMMITTED TO AMERICAN JOBS

 

Throughout Randolph’s history, our family-owned New England factory has honored its commitment to American jobs and manufacturing—even as other sunglass companies began moving their operations offshore in the 1980s. We are proud to be the only remaining metal eyewear manufacturer in the USA.

HANDMADE AND DETAIL-DRIVEN

 

It takes craftsmen in our Randolph, Massachusetts factory over five weeks to build a single pair of Randolph glasses.
More than 200 steps go into making each and every frame—and most of the work is done by hand.

STAY-SNUG SCREWS


Our stainless steel screws have been specially-designed to have a flared tip that prevents them from coming out, ensuring a perfect fit for years of wear.

UNEQUALED STRENGTH


At Randolph, we even make our own solder flux (this is the machine that solders the glasses together). This, in combination with a 56% silver filler, provides unequaled joint strength and integrity.

SUPERIOR QUALITY


We scour the world for the best components, including metal alloys with tight molecular structure, to prevent rust and oxidation and satisfy our drive for superior quality.

COMFORT ENGINEERED


Nose pads self-adjust for fit and comfort, while smooth monoblock hinges mean no sharp corners to snag clothing. That’s a relief!

SIGNATURE TEMPLES

 

Our signature bayonet temples were designed to fit comfortably under a pilot’s headgear.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

All frames come with a case, microfiber cleaning cloth, maintenance tool kit (screw driver, extra nose pads, and screws) and Lifetime Warranty certificate.

Maintenance Tool Kit


Everything you need to maintain your glasses, including a sunglass-size screwdriver, screws, and extra nose pads

Protective Case


Leather pebble grain case with an inner pocket to hold your maintenance kit

Cleaning Cloth


Microfiber cloth to keep your glasses looking like new

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  1. 5 out of 5 Aviator Review

    Great set of glasses! Love the optics and fit! Would by again if needed. Thanks!

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  2. 5 out of 5 Great Sunglasses

    Most sunglasses feel flimsy or delicate. Not these. Very solid and they look great. Looking forward to many years of use. They look great too. Would definitely recommend.

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  3. 5 out of 5 They are awesome!

    I have worn Oakley’s and Rayban glasses for all of my life. These are great. The look awesome! I wear them when I fly. Most glasses hurt buy the end of the day when wearing under a headset. These don’t! Happy to support a company that makes its product in the USA.

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  4. 5 out of 5 Fantastic

    Great set of shades! I was between these and a pair of raybans and I went with these because of the price. It turns out, they are much better than ray ban. Much higher quality. Great buy!

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  5. 5 out of 5 The benchmark!!

    Awesome quality…. they just feel right and look right too… glasses the way they should be

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  6. 5 out of 5 Great quality glasses

    I love these aviators, they are really solidly made, and look great. The AGX lenses are perfect. Amazed it took less than 4 days to deliver from Randolph to UK. Will definitely buy from RE again, thank you.

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  7. 5 out of 5 Nice fit! Great shades!

    I have a small face and for me it’s very difficult to find a pair of glasses that fits well on me. I’ve got a aviator 52mm and was the perfect choice! And the matte chrome finish it’s very nice too! Just found the piece that was missing to my next flights!
    Brazilian skies now have a new view from my point of view!
    Thank you guys 🙂

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  8. 5 out of 5 Amazing sun glasses

    Has to be the best pair of sun glasses I have ever had. Amazing quality.

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  9. 5 out of 5 Incomparable

    I had my first pair for more than 10 years. Never considered any other brand as a replacement. Just got my second pair. I wear hearing aids. While generally unobtrusive, it’s very difficult to find glasses that don’t scrape or slide off my aids. The bayonets perfectly and stylishly avoid this nuisance.

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  10. 5 out of 5 Beautiful but UPS shipping bad choice for canada

    After paying the shipping charge of 24.95 I was faced with a brokerage charge of $65. USPS would have been a better alternative for Canada as Canada post would not have charged this crazy brokerage cash grab. It would have taken the same amount of time too. Ruined my whole experience.:(

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  11. 4 out of 5 Great classic product

    Love the look but more importantly, the quality construction. Oddly, had never heard of Randolph before until I was in an Allen Edmonds store. Went home and did a little research and loved the story – like Allen Edmonds – of a product being hand crafted right here in the US. So yes, bought the glasses which are great but also bought the story.

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