Ray Ban has taken innovation to a whole new level with their new Tech line of sunglasses that feature real carbon fiber and Texalium. Ray Ban uses 7 layers of carbon fiber mixed with resin, and then water-cuts them to create the different parts of the frame. This makes the glasses very lightweight while also being strong and flexible.
We got our hands on a couple pairs of these sunglasses courtesy of Ray Ban. Since then they have released even more styles which you can see here. The first thing you’ll notice when you get a pair of the carbon fiber sunglasses is the case it comes in, they are made out of carbon fiber leather:
While I would personally prefer more of an aviator style (they do make a aviator version that we didn’t get it), here are two other lens styles:
There are also two types of frame styles, one where there is just raw material and another with a rubber surround where the carbon fiber or Texalium peaks through. We got the rubber version which is the best mixture of looks and comfort:
One of the great things about these is the flexibility (which also means they are durable and will last a long time). The carbon fiber can bend quite a bit, and then go right back to place:
I’m sure we’ll be seeing more and more sunglasses utilize carbon fiber for not only design aspects of their sunglasses, but also for the other benefits it provides. In the meantime, get your hands on a pair of one the best brands in the sunglasses business. We’ve found a great selection available on eBay. In the meantime, check out this video overview that Ray Ban put together that goes over some of the benefits of the tech line: