Take to the Skies or the Cat Walk in Hot Style
Every pair of aviators I’ve ever owned had metal frames. It didn’t really matter what shape the glass was, they all had the same type of thin metal frames that bent fairly easily. Even the ones I totally loved the style of had the same problem. None of them were particularly expensive, and that could have been the problem, but I have been drawn more toward looking at frames that are reinforced with plastic to see if I could reduce the bending issue.
Thicker than an Aviator
Carrera Hot Aviator Sunglasses have the aviator style that I love with a thicker plastic frame than you may see on navigator glasses. They still have metal arms so they don’t look bulky, but they do look more substantial than a lot of aviators I’ve seen.
Not for the Dainty
Hot Aviators are pretty large glasses, and they may overpower small faces. If you’re dainty and not looking to have most of your face covered by sunglasses, these are probably not for you. Plus, it’s worth remembering they only come in one size. That being said, any optician will be able to adjust them for you so the frames fit.
Polar-sky-zed or Not?
These sunglasses might not be the right choice for you if you’re someone who is a fan of polarized lenses because these aren’t! Personally, I’m not a fan of polarized glasses because I find them disorienting, but I thought I should mention this VERY small issue just in case that’s what you’re looking for.
The Hot Aviators come in 10 different color combinations ranging from muted to more dramatic. Try on the black and palladium frames with grey lenses, or the black and palladium with azure gradient lenses for a more demure look. If you want to go wild give the royal blue and palladium frame with gray gradient lenses, or the red and white frame with grey gradient a whirl.
Not Entirely Dark Skies. Maybe It Should Be an Option
The lenses are not very dark, which can pose a problem for some people while they are driving, or they need more eye coverage. The gradient lenses are pretty, but they definitely take away some of the darkness many sunglasses have.
Another issue that some have reported is the thickness of the frames in this style is hard to get used to. If you have not worn glasses like this, the body creates a blind spot on either side that can reduce peripheral vision.
For just about $75, the Carrera Hot Aviator Sunglasses offer a more substantial frame option to a traditional aviator, and I think they are worth considering. The price is good, and the quality seems to far exceed the relatively small price. I think these will work well, and they’re inexpensive enough that I could get a smaller framed pair if I didn’t always want to wear something so bulky.
If you think an aviator alternative with a little more frame is right for you, then fly on over here and put these in your cart.