Mission Workshop x Article One: new Navigators for sunny weather

When it comes to sunglasses, it’s hard to argue with the classic frame shapes. We mean, they’re classics for a reason. If you’re heading outdoors, though, you maybe don’t want to be dealing with the metal-framed styles, which can get bent, and even feel heavy on your face. If you want lightweight and classic, then the latest colors of the Mission Workshop x Article One Navigator are worth checking out.

Looking at the Mission Workshop x Article One Navigator, they sort of have that vintage vibe, with the chunkier, patterned colors. These are made of TR90, which should make for a lightweight – yet still tough -frame. You might think the lenses look a bit pale, but they do block UVA and UVB rays, and they’re polarized (well, at least on the new frame colors), which cuts a lot of glare.

What’s particularly great about the Mission Workshop x Article One Navigator is the silicone they’ve utilized on the nose pad and ear pads. This helps with comfort, and also helps keep the shades from sliding around on your face. Additionally, the nose pad has a wire core, which means you can customize the fit to how you want it to be on the bridge of your nose.

If you want to pick up a pair of the Mission Workshop x Article One Navigator in one of the three new colors (or the original crystal/bronze), they’re going for $255 over at missionworkshop.com


  • Size: 53 – 18 – 145
  • Italian Divel polycarbonate lenses
  • CR-39 lenses
  • Blocks 100% UVA/UVB
  • Anti-reflective coating
  • TR90 polymer frames
  • Silicone nose pads
  • Silicone pad at ear
  • Spring hinge arms
  • Made in Italy

Patrick Kansa

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