Aviator Collection: Military Sunglasses Go Mainstream
Made for Flight, Flattering for Everyone
With a name like “aviator,” you probably guessed this style of sunglasses has something to do with flight. In fact, the first pairs were developed for military pilots as an alternative to flying goggles — definitely a more comfortable, less clunky option! The U.S. military adopted aviators during World War II, and a photograph of General Douglas MacArthur in a pair went viral (for the times) appearing in dozens of newspapers.
More than 70 years later, aviator sunglasses are still among the most popular styles. Why? In addition to doing a great job of blocking the sun, they’re lightweight, comfortable and flattering on almost any face shape. Male, female, young, old, fashion icon or outdoor enthusiast — anyone can find a pair of aviator sunglasses to love.
That’s especially true of Maui Jim’s polarized aviator collection. We offer dozens of different styles in traditional black, silver and grey frames — plus blue, pink, red, gold and brown options for a new take on the style. Our blue and pink mirror coatings (and even dual mirror options on some styles) take the classic aviator look to a high-fashion level. You also have your choice of lens material, from SuperThin Glass for the highest clarity to MauiPure® for ultra-lightweight comfort, and MauiBrilliant™ that gives you the best of clarity with one-third less weight.
Not sure where to start your search in the Maui Jim aviator collection? Try one of our newer styles, like Seacliff or Fair Winds, or take a look at one of these popular styles: Baby Beach, Mavericks, Beaches or Haleiwa. Whichever style you choose, you can count on Maui Jim polarized aviator sunglasses to block 100% of UV rays and virtually all glare for the ultimate in eye protection.