Gear Review: Native Eyewear Trango
Our favorite interchangeable-lens sunglasses are also stylish and affordable.
The Trango delivers cool-kid style and versatile performance at a reasonable price, thanks to interchangeable (instead of photochromic) lenses. A copper polarized set (with 18 percent VLT) protects eyes from bright sun, and a nearly clear, nonpolarized pair sharpens definition in low light. The frame’s squared-off shape delivers adequate coverage on sunny snowfields, and the polarized lenses reduce glare while filtering out more eye-fatiguing blue light than most shades. “Clarity is HD sharp,” said a tester after skiing in Colorado’s Flat Top Mountains. The lightweight, proprietary plastic frame flexes (rather than breaks) when squeezed into a pack pocket, and sticky nose pads and earpieces grip sunscreen-coated faces. Bonus: With the full frame, you’d never guess they’re interchangeables. Bummer: Tugging on the frame at the temple to swap lenses can get a tad tedious. $129; 1 oz.; nativeeyewear.com