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 YEAH!

    RANDOLPH the best sunglasses ever!

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  2. 5 out of 5 Simply the best

    The best sunglasses I’ve ever had

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  3. 5 out of 5 Quality and Style

    The Aviators provide the quality that I expect with the sunglasses that I buy; not to mention, a style that everyone else doesn’t have.

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  4. 5 out of 5 LOVE THESE GLASSES

    I was hesitant spending this much money for a pair of sunglasses. If you’re in the same boat, don’t be! These are amazing quality, very well built, incredibly comfortable, and worth every penny. These will be my main glasses for years to come!

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  5. 5 out of 5 Well JOB Randolph Team!

    Through out the years I’ve been passionate about polarized sunglasses, just recently decided to buy a pair from RANDOLPH ” No Regrets! ” In a short span of time I’ve purchased 3 different kinds which has met my expectations of what Aviators sunglasses should look and fit . Randolph service level support is very efficiency and my overall experience has been very satisfactory. Keep up the great JOB with the fashion and continuous upgrade designs guys! I’m happy to have found RANDOLPH and plan to be a customer for many years to come!

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  6. 1 out of 5 Never again

    Good product but very very bad customer service and Very expensive shipping Cost for france. Really disappointed

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  7. 5 out of 5 Great American Product

    Exceptional quality and great service. Company representatives answered all my concerns. Very satisfied and would recommend this brand.

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  8. 5 out of 5 Great product.

    Love them

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  9. 5 out of 5 Great Shades

    good size, great look and better performance. the polarized lense is very nice and clean. second pair i’ve owned after the first was stolen.

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  10. 5 out of 5 Outstanding!

    Best sunglasses ever. I own 2 pair

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  11. 5 out of 5 Great quality, Fast service

    Ordered from the US to ship internationally, I had the glasses in a week. Great quality just as advertised.

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  12. 5 out of 5 The Best

    Second pair I’ve owned, absolutely great sunglasses!

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  13. 5 out of 5 Negative ghostrider, the pattern is full...

    Very cool, very butch and thankfully not what everyone else is wearing.

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  14. 5 out of 5 Aviator