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  • Snap-Back™ Interchange lens system lets you switch lenses to accommodate a variety of light conditions and activities
  • Additional lenses sold separately
  • Polarized Crystal Carbonate® lenses have the strongest hard coating available to protect against scratching
  • P.C.C.® lenses pass the rigorous ANSI Z80.3 tests for optical clarity and impact resistance while blocking 100% of harmful UVA and UVB light
  • Reflex lenses work well for all light conditions, especially extremely bright to moderate sunlight because the Reflex coating blocks more light
  • Rhyno-Tuff® AIR frames endure extreme highs and lows in temperature
  • Anti-Ocular Intrusion System®, a 4-point configuration, helps prevent lenses from shooting into your face in the event of high-velocity impact
  • Self-adjusting Cushinol™ nosepads create a nonslip grip that keeps sunglasses in place, ensuring a soft feel and custom fit
  • Venting system incorporated into the frames enhances airflow and virtually eliminates fog and condensation
  • Frames are extremely lightweight, yet flexible and durable enough to withstand high velocity collisions
  • Frames best fit medium profiles
  • Includes soft carrying/cleaning bag


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Best Use Multisport
UV Protection 100 percent
Lens Tint Silver Reflex / Gray / Brown / Bronze Reflex / Green
Light Transmission 10 / 12 / 12 / 10 / 16
Lens Material Polycarbonate
Polarized Yes
Additional Lenses Included None
Frame Material Thermoplastic
Gender Men's
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My throttle's refuse to die I wear these for everything. I bought a cycling specific pair of shades but end up wearing these more than anything. They have good peripheral visibility. The lenses have held up well, a few scratches but nothing major to warrant replacement. I've owned these for at least 4 years and would definitely buy these again. If I had to be nitpicky, the rubber nose bridge pieces have come off a few times while pulling them out of a bag, shirt pocket etc. but I always seem to be lucky and find them. Highly recommended brand, best sunglasses I've ever owned and Ive had a lot of brands that cost twice as much.
Date published: 2012-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from small and fabulous - perfect for a small woman! I am a woman and bought two pairs of these (in 2 colors) about 3 years ago. They are lightweight (do not cause headaches) and wrap around the sides of my face well, effectively blocking the light - they are stylish enough to wear daily but technical enough for a vigorous run or an excursion on the water. I'm buying my 3rd pair today in case Native stops making them - I love them that much. The caveat - they are super tiny. I have a such a narrow face that I have trouble finding any sunglasses at all. I often have to buy children's glasses to fit my face, but these are perfect. Only a man with a very, very small head (or incredibly narrow face?) would fit these.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for just about any activity I purchased these about 9 months ago when I was looking for an all purpose pair of sunglasses that didn't look too techy or sporty. The Throttles definitely fit the bill. I wear them hiking, biking, camping, backpacking, driving; you name it. They are durable, easy to clean and you can't beat the lifetime guarantee on both lenses and frame. The polarized lenses are great, ventilation precludes any fogging up and they are so lightweight I almost forget I'm wearing them. Best pair of sunglasses I've ever owned.
Date published: 2008-05-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fits small faces I bet these would have been nice glasses, but they are so small I was shocked! If you are going to buy these online without trying them on in-store, I don't recommend it. I have tried on Native sunglasses for "medium faces" before, and these did not fit that bill. Even out of the package, I immediately checked the label wondering if I had accidentally purchased child glasses on accident. I love Natives and, especially their replacement policy, but I think they have mislabeled this sizing for these sunglasses. A disappointment moreover because they are on the lower end of the price range.
Date published: 2014-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Native Throttle and Ripp Fan! I have had a few pairs of Native Throttle and RIpp models, and they not only fit well and comfortably, but way outlasted the other brands I have owned. I subjected mine to salt water and careless handling and PFD Vest pockets, and the lenses held up extremely well. I now use a lanyard, as I don't wanna lose my newest pair! [...]. If you boat, consider getting the floating lanyard from REI.
Date published: 2008-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again. I wear these sunglasses every where I go, I work outside in all conditions and they are great, I had a pair of gray lens/polorized, They got a little scratched up with my work so I traded them in because of Natives lifetime guarantee, and my REI membership. Got the amber lens this time, really lightens up low light situations, and also shades during high light situations. Good pair of glasses, will continue to buy Natives, gave up on Oakley, Spy, and Dragons.
Date published: 2009-10-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Blue Reflex comes off I liked them until the "Blue Reflex" started rubbing off. They are only about 3-4 months old and they have not been abused any worse than any other pair off sunglasses that I had. If you get these, skip the coating.
Date published: 2008-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sunglasses - Love Natives I use these daily when I commute and for all sorts of outdoor activities. The polarization is great, the nose pads help the sunglasses fit well on those of us that lack a signficant nose bridge. This is my second pair of Native sunglasses and I would definately recommend them. They're lightweight and the styling is athletic. If you're into big designer glasses that can cover your eyes and cheecks or if your idea of outdoors is an outdoor shopping mall, these aren't your sunglasses!
Date published: 2009-07-24
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Is it possible to get prescription lenses for these glasses? I have the glasses, but want to get some prescription insert. Appreciate any insight.

Asked by: williame
Neither REI nor Native Eyewear offers a prescription service.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-18
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