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 Classy styling!

    Purchased as gift for son. Incredible, prompt service. Excellent design, sturdy construction.

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  2. 5 out of 5 Awesome sunglasses

    These sunglasses are fantastic. From the moment you put them on they feel sturdy and solid. Plus they look fantastic and fit great. They’re better looking and more solid than glasses twice the price or more!

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  3. 5 out of 5 Doesn't Get Better

    Design, fit and quality are superb

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  4. 5 out of 5 Best of the Best!

    I received my first pair of FG 58’s (Aviator) issued to me in the Navy in 1987. Since then I have owned various others, Ray Ban, and Oakley. I still have my original Randolph FG 58’s and they do not have any scratches. By far they have the best optics of any sunglasses I have owned with the Oakley in second place.

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  5. 5 out of 5 Perfect

    Exactly what I hoped for, fits perfectly, works awesomely, 1 happy pilot!

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  6. 5 out of 5 Classic

    This is my second time purchasing the Aviator. They are the most comfortable and stylish glasses in the world.

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  7. 5 out of 5 Very Nice Sunglasses

    My most favorite Sunglasses so far. Highly recommend,

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  8. 5 out of 5 Perfect sunglasses

    A bit redundant, I know – but, here’s another positive review on top of ALL the others already posted here….simply put, these are outstanding sunglasses. Perfect in every way – from the quality of the glass to the overall construction and fit.

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  9. 5 out of 5 Super Cool Sunglasses

    First, if you want to look cool, get the Aviator with Bright Chrome frames and Gray Glass Flash Mirror. That’s the one I got. I’ve gotten many compliments wearing these. I’ve asked many people (mostly ladies) to compare these to my other sunglasses (Costa Fantails and Serengeti Burchwoods) and my friend’s Oakley’s. ALL of them said the Randolph Aviators look best.

    Second, these glasses appear to be made very sturdy – my lenses are made of non-polarized glass. They fell off of my head onto the carpet at work, while sitting, and there was no damage at all.

    Third, don’t think these glasses are light – they’re not. Maybe it’s because of their durable nature with glass lenses – probably.

    I liked them so much, I purchased another pair (Matte Chrome with Blue Sky Flash Mirror). I went through a 3rd party to get my second pair though (first ones directly from Randolph). Got them in today and they are just as cool.

    To sum up, I love these glasses. They’re super cool-looking, sturdy, and do what they are suppose to do.

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  10. 5 out of 5 THE BEST SUNGLASSES

    Durable, fashionable and feeling is great while wearing this. It’s my 3rd pair and maybe will buy one more soon.

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  11. 5 out of 5 Excellent

    Love these. They look incredible, quality is top shelf & international shipping was fast.

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  12. 5 out of 5 VERY NICE!!

    They look fantastic and fit great, by far the nicest sunglasses I have ever owned, the 23 K gold looks VERY nice.

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