10 of the most durable sunglasses you can buy

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Admit it, you’ve bought some crappy before. They scratch, chip and generally fail… And often way too fast. The reality is that most of the sunglasses you’ll see on sale at places like Sunglass Hut are pretty much worthless. In fact, most of these brands are all made by one company, Luxottica. Brands that you may think are very high were bought out years ago by Luxottica and are merely a shell of their former glory. That isn’t to say that you can’t find some really great sunglasses out there though. We’ve gone through and listed our absolute favorite 10 most sunglasses available today. Sure, in some cases you’ll spend a little bit more, but it’s worth it. In fact, most “meh” sunglasses at Sunglass Hut are pretty expensive anyway… Without further ado, here is our list of our top 10 favorite durable sunglasses that will last you for years (as long as you don’t lose them).

Our absolute favorite sunglasses out there come from Randolph Engineering. These are in fact the sunglasses that the US Air Force gives to all of their fighter jet pilots. They have a definite retro look to them but are an example of an extremely well-designed product. From the frames to the carefully built lenses, these are about as good as you can get. And they look great!

Aside from Randolph Engineering, check out some of the models from Kaenon, Maui JimMaui Jim and Persol. These are just a tiny step below the RE glasses, but are still in the elite category of sunglasses. Each of them use quality frames and in most cases glass, polarized lenses that are damn neat impossible to scratch.

For those of you that spend a lot of time on the (boating or whatever), check out Costa Del Mar’s selection of sunglasses that are specifically designed for picking up details while on the water.

If you are on more of a budget definitely check out American Optical (also a supplier to the US military), Native sunglasses and the higher end Ray Bans. Yes, that’s right, we recommend some of the Ray Bans on the market. They may still be made by Luxottica, but nothing beats the fashion statement made by a nice pair of Wayfarers. And the top end Ray Bans are actually still pretty well made all things considered.

Listed: Our top 10 favorite durable sunglasses

Randolph Aviator Polarized Sunglasses, 55 mm

$209.00
$188.64
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Features

  • Lifetime warranty on all solder joints^Made in the United States of America since 1972^Case Included^Highly scratch-resistant mineral crown glass lenses

Randolph Aviator Polarized Sunglasses, 55 mm

$179.00
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Features

  • Lifetime warranty on all solder joints^Made in the United States of America since 1972^Case Included^Highly scratch-resistant mineral crown glass lenses

Kaenon Men's Burnet Polarized Rectangular Sunglasses, Black, 38 mm

$229.00
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Features

  • Curve-front sunglasses featuring metal logoing at temples that wraps around to front
  • Case included
  • Prescription-ready lenses

New Maui Jim Sunglasses Mens 407N Black 2 MJ 407 64mm

$189.00
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Features

  • Brand New Maui Jim Models!

AO Eyewear Original Pilot Sunglasses 55mm Silver Frames with Bayonet Temples and True Color Grey Glass Lenses (OP55S.BA.TC)

$52.30
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Features

  • 55mm for Medium Faces
  • 98% UVA/100% UVB Protection
  • Bayonet Temples
  • One Year Manufactures Warranty

Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer Sunglasses, Black (622), 52 mm

$107.25
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Features

  • Classic Wayfarer sunglasses with plastic frames featuring etched logoing at left lens and arms
  • Dimensions: 52mm-18mm-145mm
  • Shape: Square

Native Eyewear Patroller Polarized Sunglasses, Gunmetal/Iron Frame

$159.00
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Features

  • N3 polarized lenses filter blue light, minimizing haze so you get greater clarity, color and contrast
  • Co-injected Rhyno-Tuff Air frames seemlessly incorporate our grippy, comfortable molding right into the plastic to help keep your shades in place
  • Mastoid temple grips rest comfortably behind your ears on the mastoid bone
  • Optimal fit for large to extra large profiles
  • Optical quality anti-corrosion metal front

Costa Del Mar Blackfin Sunglasses, Black, Blue Mirror 580 Plastic Lens

$120.26
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Features

  • Costa's 580 Polycarbonate provides high clarity, impact- and scratch-resistance along with lightweight all day wear-ability.
  • Blue Mirror Polarized is best for bright, full-sun situations on the open water and offshore.
  • Costa's co-injected bio-based nylon frame material is both tough and durable, while offering a comfortable fit.
  • 100% polarization kills reflected glare and reduces eye strain.
  • Built by hand and backed for life. Every pair of Costa Sunglasses includes a limited lifetime warranty.

Persol 3059S 108/58 Tortoise caffe Sunglasses Polarised Lens Category 3

$145.52
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Features

  • Authentic new

Smith Lowdown Slim Carbonic Sunglasses, Impossibly Black Frame

$49.46
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1 used from $ 40.80
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Features

  • Medium Fit/Small Coverage
  • Carbonic TLT Lenses
  • Evolve Frame Material with Hydrophilic Megon Nose Pads
  • 6 Base Lens Curvature
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