These sunglasses may be the last pair you ever buy. Purpose-built right here in the USA out of the best materials available, Revant Eyewear is made for the long run and backed for a lifetime. Our 3 styles of performance sunglasses will be the first and only eyewear on the market designed to be optimized and revitalized so that they continue to perform as well on day 10,000 as they did on day 1.
You buy a pair, you wear them for a while. They break or you lose them. Then you drop another $200 to buy another pair. It’s an endless cycle and over the course of a lifetime, it can cost thousands of dollars. Seems like a waste to us.
Revant was born out of the idea that sunglasses don't have to be disposable. We started making premium high-quality replacement lenses so that people could get more life out of their favorite frames. But we quickly learned from over 500,000 customers that lenses were only part of the solution – rubber pieces wear out, frame parts break, screws fall out. We found people wanted a high-quality, durable pair of sunglasses that performs flawlessly day in, day out.
Designed for Revitalization
How do we solve the world’s disposable eyewear problem? First, we designed a complete sunglass system built for performance with incredible optics, where every part can be revitalized and optimized, extending the lifecycle of your sunglasses from a few good years to forever.
Delivering a product strong enough to stand up to the abuse and extreme activity our customers dish out is a top priority for us. How do we plan to do this? By incorporating the best materials on Earth.
Our top-of-the-line Elite polarized lenses bring razor-sharp clarity. Our proprietary MaxGrip® temple sleeves and nose pads are supremely comfortable and are made from antimicrobial material. On top of that, MaxGrip® defies conventional wisdom and grips even more securely when drenched in sweat.
Backed by Our Max Care Lifetime Guarantee
When you buy a pair of Revant Sunglasses, you’re taken care of for life. If your lenses get scratched, we offer all kinds of replacements. If you happen to damage your sunglasses, we will help you revitalize them. If you lose a temple sleeve or a nose pad, we have those parts in stock. And if you lose your sunglasses, we’ll give you a great deal on a new pair. That’s what we mean by “backed for life.”
After selling over 1 million pairs of lenses, gathering insights from 500,000 customers from every sunglass brand on the market and analyzing their feedback, their pain points, and what they want out of their eyewear, one fact became indisputable. People find a favorite pair of sunglasses and want it to last. For life. They don't want it to go in a drawer when it gets beat up. They want to revitalize it, optimize it, and keep it going for the long haul. So that's what we built.
But that’s not all that we learned from customer feedback.
We learned that even an extra tenth of an ounce is a big deal to endurance athletes. We learned that light will seep in and distort vision if you don’t have all the angles covered. And we learned that the best kinds of sunglasses are the ones that are so comfortable that you forget you’re wearing them. All this guided our mindset as we designed and built our new line of sunglasses.
Saying “Made in the USA” isn’t about a marketing message. We chose to manufacture frames here because the closer we are to our products, the better they’ll be. Working in the USA allows us to make quicker decisions and provide you with high-quality frames that will last a lifetime.
None of our eyewear will go out the door until it’s thoroughly tested to ensure you will receive the best performance eyewear possible.
The Revant F1L is a fortress for your eyes. Designed to meet ANSI Z87.1 standards for high mass and high-velocity protection, these comfortable all-day-every-day sunglasses hold up in the most demanding conditions and still manage to provide total light coverage. The high-wrap design rests perfectly on your face and blocks out headache-inducing periphery light.
The Revant S1L is our ultralight model – optimized in every way to perform without stealing an ounce of focus. Weighing in at only twenty-five grams, the minimal frame has a heightened nose bridge that promotes ventilation and eliminates fog so you can see clearer, longer. Once they’re on, proprietary MaxGrip® temple sleeves and nose pads lock the frame comfortably in place during intense prolonged activity.
The Revant S2L is our most distinctive design, providing maximum field of view. Built for bold pursuits, the sleek aerodynamics of the S2L reduce drag while evenly distributing weight to eliminate bounce. The nose bridge ensures strong lens retention and angled temples cleverly eliminate headwear interference for an all-around secure, comfortable fit when worn with most hats and helmets.
Our sunglasses deserve the very best lenses. We have spent years mastering the finer points of lens optics, materials, and manufacturing to produce our Elite lenses. These premium quality lenses are produced to the highest standards. Some of the features include:
- Polarization to block glare, cut through haze, and heighten contrast
- An injection molded and taper corrected polycarbonate that is optimized for high optical clarity
- Impact protection designed to meet ANSI Z87.1 impact standards for high mass and high-velocity protection
- 100% UV protection
Every feature of these sunglasses, no matter how small, has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly vetted to perform perfectly.
Our proprietary anti-microbial MaxGrip® temple sleeve and nose pad material provide incredible durability while allowing the sunglasses to go on easy and stay on.
Fits with Hats and Helmets
Hats and helmets interfere with most sunglasses, distorting the optics and making them uncomfortable to wear. Our frames have specifically designed temples that effectively eliminate these problems.
We call the final part of our cure for the wear and tear of everyday use Revant Max Care – an industry-leading lifetime guarantee that your sunglasses can always and forever be brought back to peak performance.
- 60 Day Risk-free Try-on: At Revant, shipping and returns are always free in the USA. So take a couple of months to put them through their paces. If you're not loving them by then, send them back and we’ll give you a full refund.
- Frame Guaranteed for Life: All of our frames are guaranteed against manufacturing defects for life. If we made a mistake, we'll make it right.
- Parts-for-life Promise: We will make and sell replacement lenses and rubber parts for your sunglasses as long as you own them.
- Lifetime Lens Club: Buy as many additional replacement lenses as you want for your Revant Sunglasses at 20% off for life.
- Lost Frame Replacement Program: If you ever lose your Revant Sunglasses, we'll take 30% off a new pair.
- Eyewear Expert Support: Our in-house team of Eyewear Experts is dedicated to one thing: helping you keep your sunglasses performing at the same level on day 10,000 as they did on day 1.
If you would like to add additional sunglasses or additional Elite lenses to your pledge, after choosing a reward level, simply increase your pledge by the amount of the add-on you would like to add. At the end of the campaign, we will send every backer a survey where you will be able to select and confirm the add-ons for your rewards.
We have a big idea, and it’s something we think people can get behind. We’re taking on an industry controlled by only a few players. It’s time someone designed out obsolescence. With your support, we can create the future of the industry—less waste and the best performance eyewear made right here in the USA, built to last and backed for life.
The Kickstarter community has a track record of bringing innovative ideas to life. Your support will give us the momentum we need to do something big, and more importantly, to do it right.
Founded in 2010, we (Revant Optics) are a small Portland, Oregon-based team leading the charge in building performance eyewear and replacement lenses. Since our founding, community has been integral to our success. Now, thanks to 500,000+ customers and over 1 million replacement lenses sold, we’re setting out to change the eyewear industry.
Risks and challenges
There are inherent risks when manufacturing a new product.
That being said, we make it our mission to ensure that every customer is satisfied with their Revant experience. We've been manufacturing high-quality lenses since 2010 and we have a deep understanding of the eyewear industry as well as the product development process. Our previous experience makes us prepared for any unforeseen challenges we might encounter during the tooling, manufacturing, testing and certification processes.
Despite our familiarity with the process and long partnership with our top-tier supply partners, there is still risk in successfully tooling, assembling, and producing these products. Any unforeseen problems during the manufacturing or assembly process could possibly create delays in troubleshooting, redesigning, and retesting.
The Revant way is to make the best products possible the first time. We will do everything we can to make that happen with this new line of sunglasses.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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