Gatorz

Gatorz

ABOUT GATORZ


If the wicked styles of these tactical sunglasses didn’t immediately roar at you from your screen like an F-18 at full burn, then the details of Gatorz eyewear and what this brand stands for should catch your attention. Built out of 7075 aircraft-grade aluminum and designed, manufactured, and sold right here in America, Gatorz sunglasses have seen combat in all corners of the world. From the mountains of Afghanistan, to the deserts of the Middle East, servicemembers from all branches have come to rely on the performance and grit of these frames. Gatorz comes at you with over 20 years of technical know-how and optical knowledge, developing a unique new collection that speaks to the culture of service.

Who’s seen the movie, or read the book Lone Survivor? Marcus Luttrell’s harrowing recounting of Operation: Red Wings includes every detail of the mission, right down to the Gatorz sunglasses he was wearing. As a community of quiet professionals, it’s a detail not exactly meant to be broadcasted from the rooftops at full volume, but we consider it important to note that men entrusted with some of the most dangerous missions have carried this brand—and a few others here on GovX—into the field.

Featuring wraparound shapes that jive with the contours of your face, and a snug, pliable frame that can be customized for just the right fit, we’ve heard stories of paratroopers hitting their DZs with these still secure over their eyes. From the reliable Wraptor to the large-fit Magnum, some of which are available in tactical Cerakote finishes, Gatorz eyewear quickly became a favorite style among our GovX members, and we think you’ll love them too.

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Plastic Collection

Frames

Proprionate Frames. Stainless steel optical hinges.

BASE 6:

 

AXL, PEDY, BOMAR, KEGGER, AKON, I AM, ELY, ELY2

BASE 8:

 

FENIX, MALKIN, OLO, STURGIS, WALKER, GUN

BASE 10 x4:

 

MAXX

Base curve provides an opportunity to fit a frame for any type of a face without optical distortion and keep you protected, comfortable, and seeing clearly. The higher number means bigger angle of base curve.

Lenses

Impact resistant polycarbonate lens. 100% UV Protection.

TORIC LENS:

 

VUDU, MAXX

SHPERICAL LENS:

 

AXL, PEDY, BOMAR, KEGGER, AKON, I AM, ELY, ELY2, FENIX, MALKIN, OLO, STURGIS, WALKER, GUN.

Sunglasses are packed in soft original Gatorz microfiber sock and cardboard box, complete with a warranty card. Gatorz microfiber sock can be used for cleaning lenses.

Aluminum Collection

Lenses

Gatorz lenses provide 100% UV protection and are completely distortion free.

Gatorz frames are fitted with a G15 polycarbonate lens, capable of withstanding the impact of a 12 gauge buckshot fired from a distance of 45 feet. (Don't try this at home.) The lenses are tension mounted, not screw mounted—most lenses on the market today are mounted by screws.

Gatorz holds the patent on this revolutionary new method of mounting that keeps the lens more stable within the frame than any other method. The T-7075 grade of aluminium provides optimum balance between strength and flex to hold the lens in place. 

Technical facts

Frame Specifications

Gatorz frames are milled from the highest grade T-6 7075 aircraft aluminum. T-6 indicates the hardness of the aluminum.

For the customer, this translates into how easily the frames can be scratched or gouged. T-6 is the same grade the U.S. government uses in military aircraft, which means fewer scratches, less gouges, and nicks.

The 7075 refers to the pliability or strength of the aluminum. The smaller the number, the easier it will bend. The alloy is made from a combination of both copper and aluminum and allows you to adjust the frame for a proper fit.

The frames are machined from raw stock and formed to shape. They are riveted with nickel silver hinges that are made in the U.S.A. These rivets are precision punched and hand mounted to ensure superior quality. The screws are Teflon coated to resist backing out.

Nose Pad

Gatorz nose pads are made out of silicone. Unlike rubber, the silicone nose pad will not yellow after prolonged exposure to the sun. Each nose pad contains a thin metal insert that allows the pad to adjust to any nose and is mounted by screws instead of glue.

Temples

Gatorz incorporate a neoprene rubber pad on the inside of each arm. These pads are glued to the frame by a special adhesive.The pad allows the glasses to rest on your head comforably without heat or irritation.

Frame Colors