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Ao Eyewear Original Pilot Sunglasses - Matte Chrome - 57mm Bayonet

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Part# 13-07792
MFR Model# OP-457BTSMGNG

Overview

The U.S. Armed Forces' best-kept secret now available in the consumer market. Performance-tested sunglasses with classic aviator styling. The Original Pilot SunglassŪ has been a favorite of U.S. military pilots for more than 40 years. Engineered to rigid military specifications and issued to million of U.S. soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen since 1958.

The rugged and sturdy structure and high quality finishing of the steel alloy frame coupled with distortion free, toughened and polished True ColorŪ glass lens have made the AO Flight GearŪ Collection the standard bearer of all fine military sunglasses.

All lenses will come with AO Eyewear's True ColorŪ Grey Glass lens. You simply choose the size (either 52mm, 55mm or 57mm) and temple type.

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Reviews

Fantastic sunglasses for the price. Flight goggle 58. American optical was one of the original manufacturers of these sunglasses for US airforce in the 50s. They went to Vietnam and outer space. I abused my first pair for a couple of years until a drop broke one of the lenses. Now on my second pair. The glass lenses are thick and clear, resist scratching as expected. The frames are resilient, they are strong with a good balance of stiffness and and ability to strighten them out if you sit on them- countless times- the frames do not appear to work harden and break like cheap metal frames. Fold up nice and flat.

Peter F
August 8, 2019

My rating was an average of 4/5 stars - heres why: 5 stars for the glasses: This is my second pair - I sized up from the 52 mm (small) to the 55 (medium) for a better fit (and because my daughter wanted my first pair). I really like the 55 mm size - looks a bit more modern. The update on the logo came with a hefty price increase from what I paid in early 2020 from a different supplier on Amazon (nearly CAD$100 more now), but these sunglasses are still a great value with a lifetime warranty. Well worth it to protect your eyes! 3 stars for the delivery: unfortunately, only orders over $500 are free, so delivery charges are also added - in my case, CAD$25.49 for Canada Posts Expedited Delivery, which was 1 day late. The cardboard shipping box used was excessively oversized and mostly full of brown paper - presumably intended to protect the glasses box itself, which was sitting just under the flaps of the cardboard shipping box (i.e., so the crumpled-up brown paper did not really do anything other than fill the shipping box that was 10 time larger than it needed to be). However, given the size and weight of the sunglasses box itself, there should be a smaller and more cost-effective means of packaging and delivery. I have ordered many items form many websites in the past (both pre- and post pandemic) and most other courier services have out-performed Canada Post. If Canada Post is the only option, I would suggest giving the customer the choice of whether or not to choose regular delivery vs. expedited. In my experience, Canada Post expedited is not good value and often does not live up to its delivery standards (even before COVID). In the past, Canada Post used to offer shipping refunds when they failed to achieve their delivery standards, but Im fairly sure they dont do that anymore due to COVID.

John M
May 7, 2021

Great product. Actually better quality and better case than my last pair which Ive been wearing for over 10 years. This is my 5th pair. The only problem is the lens sent is the tru-tone green not the tru-color grey I ordered. Its an easy mistake to make but pilotshop should do better. I decided to just keep them.

Tom
March 11, 2021

Vayonet style not much confortable. An size of glasses is quite small. For the peice they promise more than it gives

Pablo M
December 25, 2018

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Q: Are these polarized? If not, do you have polarized ones in this style 55mm, matte chrome, bayonett?

No, these sunglasses are not polarized. Unfortunately AO Eyewear does not make polarized sunglasses.

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