Cruise pilot sunglasses feature lenses that have been specifically designed and manufactured for aviation purposes, with interchangeable lenses for different light conditions. Cruise also feature a lightweight yet strong TR90 frame, which has flat side arms that sit comfortably beneath a headset.
The Cruise sunglasses have a wrap-around design that blocks unwanted light (and wind) from the peripheries of your vision. In line with CAA recommendations, they are not polarised, thereby ensuring you can read instruments whilst wearing these sunglasses.
The interchangeable lenses are:
Yellow (category 1) for poor light, and flying at night
Beige (category 2) average sunlight or changeable conditions
Grey mirror (category 3), bright conditions
Smoked (category 4), very bright conditions
All lenses benefit from an anti-scratch coating, and our de-centering process, which calibrates out the potential distorting effects of placing a curved lens in front of your eyes.
The category 0 lens set features an anti glare coating on the rear surface, which effectively removes glare from street and building lights etc. in the dark.
Conformity and UV
Rapid Eyewear sunglasses conform to ISO 12311 and 12312 standards for sunglasses and protective equipment testing. They offer 100% UVA / UVB (UV400) protection and comply with US Z80.3.
All sunglasses come with 4 x sets of lenses as standard, a cleaning cloth and a carry case with belt clip and internal compartments for housing the extra lenses.
Extra Lens Options
You can purchase polarised lens options, a clear option and also our vented blue Frostech lenses, as optional extras by selecting them from the drop-down menu above before completing your purchase. Polarised lenses reduce glare, making them excellent for general sports & leisure use. Please note these lenses must not be used for flying as they do not meet CAA recommendations, due to the fact it is difficult to read digital instruments with such lenses fitted.
The blue Frostech lens, finished in an attractive blue mirror finish, is fine for flying and makes a colourful alternative to the grey lens. It has vent cut-outs that prevent fogging on a hot day and a mirror finish.