Revant wants to build the last pair of sunglasses you ever buy

Replacement lens company branching out to sunglasses

Revant Eyewear is trying to break the mold of disposable sunglasses. The Portland, Oregon, based company is claiming the industry's best warranty and service to back its motto of "One pair. One life." The company is currently seeking funding for its shades through Kickstarter.

Revant Eyewear

Sunglasses for forever?

Revant Eyewear wants to make the last sunglasses you'll ever buy
Revant Eyewear wants to make the last sunglasses you'll ever buy

"Sunglasses are a part of everyday life for nearly everyone,” said Jason Bolt, founder of Revant. “There is a real need and appreciation for premium quality and convenience when it comes to buying eyewear. Revant enables consumers to easily keep their sunglasses alive forever, making our sunglasses the last pair you'll ever need to buy.”

It's a bold claim as sunglasses, especially those worn for riding, lead a tough life. It's common to misplace your sunnies or damage the frames by sitting on them or crashing in them, or by scratching the lenses. 

Revant got its start by selling replacement lenses for all kinds of sunglasses. The company has sold over a million lenses. During that time, Revant also took note of people's complaints and issues. 

“With over 500,000 customers through Revant’s replacement lens business, we know eyewear; the good, the bad and the terrible," added Bolt.

For lost sunglasses, Revant states 30% off a new pair of glasses. If the lenses get damaged, Revant offers 20% off all replacement lenses. And if a part of the frame breaks, all the individual arm, nose and other pieces are available.

Three models

The F1L glasses provide the most coverage
The F1L glasses provide the most coverage

Revant's F1L is a high-wrap design that is said to provide "a fortress for your eyes." It's claimed to meet Z87.1 protection, which is an American standard for occupational and educational eye and face protection. 

The lightest option is the S1L with a claimed weight of 25 grams
The lightest option is the S1L with a claimed weight of 25 grams

For the gram counters, Revant's S1L sunglasses tickle the scales at a claimed 25g. According to the brand, the nose bridge area has a bit more room to increase ventilation and reduce fogging. The nose pads and arms feature MaxGrip material, which is said to lock the sunglasses on even while sweating.

Revant's S2L sunglasses look to be the most cycling specific
Revant's S2L sunglasses look to be the most cycling specific

The S2L model looks to be the most relevant for cyclists. It features a single lens with a wide field of view. Revant states the arms are designed for maximum comfort with or without a helmet

US made and prescription ready

The lenses are built in Portland, Oregon, and the frames are crafted in Southern California. Lens color options include Fire Red, Stealth Black, Flash Bronze, Titanium and Ice Blue, depending on the frame. Revant lenses are polarized and prescriptions can be added. 

For more information or to support the project and purchase what could be the last sunglasses you'll ever need, check out Revant's Kickstarter page

Russell Eich

Tech Writer, US
Russell fell head over heels in love with bikes in the '90s, and has been involved in the bike industry ever since. Between wrenching in bike shops, guiding professionally, and writing about bikes, Russell has honed an appreciation for what works, gained knowledge of what doesn't, and can barely contain his enthusiasm for what comes next. His two-wheeled passion continues in the Rocky Mountains high above Boulder, Colorado.
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  • Location: Rollinsville, CO, USA

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