A classic aviator with some bells and whistles that aren’t actually bells and whistles, because that would be stupid. Instead of bells and whistles, the Spitfire comes with adjustable nose pads and extra-durable spring hinges.
POLYCARBONATE LENS MATERIAL: Polycarbonate is the extraordinarily durable thermoplastic that’s used in bulletproof glass, riot shields and astronaut helmets. It’s the ideal material for performance eyewear because of its high impact resistance, inherent UV protection and light weight. All of Ryders' lenses are made of polycarbonate. UV PROTECTION: All of Ryders' lenses block 100% of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays, and harmful blue light to 400nm. These harmful rays are a leading cause of cataracts, skin cancer and wrinkles around the eyes—all great reasons to block them out. HYDROPHOBIC + OLEOPHOBIC COATING:An altogether misleading name, this coating isn't nearly as scared of water as water is of the coating. In fact, water runs away at first contact, leaving clear lines of sight that are free from droplets and water marks. The Oleophobic characteristics repel dirt and grease, making the lenses very easy to clean.
IMPACT RESISTANT: All of Ryders' lenses are impact resistant, meaning they resist breaking up into dangerous little shards when impacted. If astronauts trust this material to keep their heads from exploding while on a 17,000 mph space walk, you’ll have nothing to worry about on your adventures, no matter how fast you’re going.
OPTICALLY CORRECT: The lenses in all of Ryders' sunglasses are made by injecting molten polycarbonate into a mold that is specially shaped to eliminate distortion. This process makes the lenses optically correct, increasing comfort and minimizing eye fatigue. SCRATCH-RESISTANT COATING: Ryders apply a scratch-resistant coating to all of their lenses. Though this process makes the surface of the lens considerably harder than the base lens material, it’s impossible to make the lenses completely scratch proof (short of making them from diamonds) so please care for them properly as they may still scratch under certain conditions.
N/S18 METAL: Standing for 18% Nickel-Silver, N/S18 is the lightweight, durable and extremely corrosion-resistant alloy we use for all of our metal frames. A combination of nickel, zinc and copper, N/S18 gets its high strength from the high concentration of nickel. As a precaution for those who may be sensitive to some metals, we apply a hypoallergenic polymer coating to all of our metal frames.
ADJUSTABLE NOSE PADS: Adjustable nose pads allow you to customize the fit of your eyewear for comfort and stability. This component is also used for fine-tuning the amount of airflow behind the lens to keep your face cool and combat fogging.