Native Eyewear Camas Sunglasses Review
Sleek, stylish, sporty, eye-catching, and sophisticated are a few of the adjectives to describe the Native Eyewear Camas sunglasses. I found these fashionable, high-performance shades to be equally at home on a mountain bike ride in Colorado or soaking up the sun on a houseboat at Lake Powell, two of the places I tested these sunglasses.
The visibility and clarity of the Native Eyewear Camas is top notch, and the polarized grey lens kept even the brightest of Colorado sun at bay. Even after hours of biking or hiking on bluebird days, my eyes weren’t fatigued or strained like they would have been with a lesser quality lens. And when out on the water wakeboarding or just soaking in some rays, the polarization kept glare from the lake to a minimum. The Camas features Native’s N3™ technology, which is the “most innovative and advanced polarized lens on the market” and reduces blue light to deliver high contrast and fine optical detail. Also, the Camas vents heat away from your face like a champ, and they don’t fog up in either hot summertime or cold winter temperatures. The only critique I have of this particular lens would be the color. It’s a fairly dark lens which works well for Colorado’s 300+ bright sunny days, but if clouds roll in you might find yourself wishing for a slightly lighter lens. Fortunately, the Camas comes in a few different lens options so you can select the best one for your typical local weather conditions.
Fit of the Native Eyewear Camas Sunglasses
Native lists the fit size for the Camas as medium, but I would say these shades have more than enough coverage and protection for my large profiled face. In fact, they were large enough to keep the Colorado high-alpine wind and dust out of my eyes on a particularly long mountain bike ride, partially thanks to the Flex Metal™ Adjustable Nose Pad System which allows you to dial in the position on your face just right. The Camas is also really light, and even after wearing them for several hours the weight combined with the Cushionol™ nose piece and Mastoid Temple Grip™ kept these shades super comfortable without pinching the nose or behind the ears.
Final Thoughts on the Native Eyewear Camas
With excellent optics, light weight, and a comfortable fit, the Native Camas is my current pick for an “everyday” sunglass that could easily adapt to active use if you know the light conditions won’t change too drastically. I tested the Iron frames with Grey polarized Lens, but the Camas is also available in Maple Tort with Brown polarized lens and Smoke-White with Silver Reflex polarized lens. Bonus points for the included case and soft pouch that doubles as a cleaning cloth. The Camas retails for $149 and $169. For more information, please visit http://www.nativeyewear.com/