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Ray Ban Outdoorsman Sunglasses Review: Polarized, Aviator, Crystal, Metal, Monel

Updated on January 6, 2015

Ray Ban Outdoorsman

Ray Ban classic Aviator design became so popular with time, that its landing on the ground forces became not just inevitable, but quite natural (and successful). Eventually, it penetrated the world of fashionable eyewear, begetting several models that vary the original configuration.

While proceeding to manufacture the iconic Aviator, Ray Ban simultaneously continue to experiment with the design, taking into account law enforcement officers (for which the Shooter model was created), as well as travelers seeking to exploit the high level of eye protection provided by the original – for whom they created the Outdoorsman.

Outdoorsman will be immediately recognized by brand enthusiasts and laymen alike: it features the classic teardrop lens shape, and similarly renowned thin metallic frame.

Ray Ban Outdoorsman Sunglasses
Ray Ban Outdoorsman Sunglasses

A sizeable change, or rather addition, constitutes a secondary brow bar decorated with a piece of propylene – the color of this bar matches exactly the color of the lenses.

Professional/Traveler colors

To distinguish between fashion Outdoorsman sunglasses and professional ones is to pay attention to the colors of the shades. Spectacles designed for solely eye guarding purpose usually eschew decorative elements, opting for protective qualities of the highest order – polarized, crystal (green), or mirror (silver, gold) lenses. These items also project that unique, sought for tough “don't mess with me” attitude.

In order to secure the sunglasses on the face, the wire temples curve into a distinct hooked shape that wraps itself around the ear, using it as a type of anchor.

Fashion colors

The more colors Ray Ban introduced into this collection, the wider the doors of parties, clubs, and discotheques opened before the wearers. Possibly the most surprising effect of this palette experimentation was how easily the Outdoorsman Aviators adopted and adapted to the hues – nothing was too much – pink, followed by violet and orange mirror.

Like most Ray Ban sunglasses, this line can be equipped with polarized (separate models) and prescription lenses.


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