The new Alphawing sunglasses from Revision represent a little bit of a departure from their typical products in that they are not really designed for ballistic protection. However, they are still packed with the style and innovation that you have come to expect from Revision.
I am not really into fashion but I do know a classic style when I see one. Aviator style glasses like the Alphawing are certainly classic. They have always been stylish and they always will be. Thankfully, Revision made the choice to do away with the gaudy gold color of many aviator frames in favor of an understated stainless steel color.
I mentioned “innovation” in the first paragraph and you may have thought, “What in the world could be innovative about aviator sunglasses?” The Alphawing is not your typical set of aviator sunglasses. Most aviator frames are made from thin metal that is brazed together. Those brazed joints add weight and weak spots to the frame. The Alphawings are actually acid etched from a single sheet of stainless steel. That makes them stronger and lighter.
Revision has also changed the way the lens are held in the frames. Most sunglasses place the lenses into a channel in the frame. Revision uses a thin frame that rides in a channel that is cut into the lenses. This makes for a lower profile design.
The Alphawing also features adjustable nose pads which is a feature that I have really come to appreciate about my Revision Hellflys. The arms are overmolded with grippy rubber to prevent the Alphawings from sliding around on your head. unlike most aviator frames that have harder rubber covers that get slick with sweat.
Check out the Alphawing on the Revision website.