“All Sports, All Polarized“ …We see just how well the Native Hardtop Sunglasses
suit Anglers (continued)
remove the lenses simply grasp the lens firmly with one hand and pull away and
down at the same time from the nose area. The lenses will pop out easily and we
found this share of the process to be quick and painless. While easy to pop out
intentionally they never once popped out during in the field inadvertently.
The removable temples
To put the lenses back in
simply hold the lens by the edge and point the lens back into the nose socket
then angle the other side back into the side arm of the frame. When we first
attempted to change out the lenses we were a little frustrated by how hard it
was to get the lenses back in. After time we learned to angle and bend the
lenses without fear of damaging them as we inserted them back in toward the
nose. After a few practice attempts we were able to swap out the lenses quickly
The "extreme" temples come with an
integrated security strap
Now onto the temple
changes, for this process it is recommend that you use the provided“key” tool.
While it can be done without the key you can risk damage to the frame. Start by
inserting the key into the frame and rotate it 90 degrees, the Gator-Lok jaw
will open up allowing you to remove the temple with the key still attached.
Notice how the strap is short
enough so it doesn't even touch your clothing
Open up the jaw with the
key on the replacement temple and place it back over the frame and rotate the
key back down and repeat this process on the other side. This entire change
takes less than 2 minutes.
The special "key" tool
The Gator Lok design is
intelligent and changing temples was simple. While other manufacturers have
similar designs this exact interchangeable system is unique to the Hardtop and
is actually patented by Native.
The Gator-Lok jaws
Next Section: So how do they feel?