I have two pairs, the 9% and the 18%. I use the 18% as everyday sunglasses. I bought the 9% to use for driving into the low Fall/Spring sun and for flying. I’m very pleased with both pairs. Well made, nice optics, good filtering.
Precision optics designed specifically for aviators. Our advanced mineral glass lenses include rare earth elements to provide the best contrast available. Each of three lens options utilize special thin-film coating technologies to dial in specific amounts of visible light (VLT) to suit different pilot preferences and exposure levels to sunlight depending on typical routes.
Ascent's titanium alloy frame is a blend of updated aviator styling and some of the most advanced frame construction available. Light, strong and flexible titanium alloy temple pieces taper off to less than 1.0 mm thick, seamlessly conforming to your head and headset for any duration flight. Designed specifically for headsets, and tested for fit with oxygen masks. Rubberized nose pads add comfort on long days in the seat.
The Ascent Aviator Sky 9 is exactly what I was looking for. A pilot of 12 years with dry eyes, I needed strong protection and non-polarized lens with exceptional clarity. I purchased Ray Ban, Maui Jim, and Oakley, but none compare to Method 7. I appreciate the quality of construction and quality of service. Cheers!
I have been flying for over 45 years and tried them all. These are by far the best glasses I have ever had. Worth Every penny!
Just flew 8 hours home with my new M7 glasses. My eyes were well rested at the end of the trip, and seemed to fit under my headset perfectly! These crystal clear lenses are the real deal! #VisionAboveAll
The clarity is astounding. Remarkably the best sun-lenses I have ever encountered. My husband bought the "Altitude" style and he is also highly impressed. We are pilots.
Purchased pair of Method Seven Ascent Aviator Sunglasses at Sun N Fun 2018...a few days later I noticed some marks on the lenses and contacted Customer Service. Was instructed to send them back for warranty review. Dealt with Lauren in Customer Service...within a day, brand new replacement sunglasses were on their way to me and received them in 2 days. Unbelievably great customer service (thanks so much Lauren!) and awesome product...highly recommend!
I've had a pair since September 2017. I fly drones for road construction and commercial construction and need to be able to both see my iPad and then not be blinded by the sun while maintaining visual contact with my drone. They're lightweight enough I can wear them all day on a road construction project and low profile so they can go under a hard hat if needed. I have the 18% ones. Love them!
I purchased my Ascent Prescription Sunglasses when at NBAA last October and I have been flying with them ever since. The color spectrum works perfectly in an airplane and are great in both bright sunlight and haze. I would recommend them to anyone.
I just got my pair of Aviators with prescription lens. I love them. They are stylish and fit perfectly. I primarily use mine for driving, golf, and watching kids/professional sporting events. Besides looking good in them, I can better differentiate colors and track the flight of my golf ball in all weather. I highly recommend these glasses.
Bought mine at EAA Osh 17. The glass is clear the frames are high quality and fit is comfortable. Most impressed by how my eyes feel at the end of the day, tried other high end glasses and after a long day in the seat my eyes were burning. Not sure how your lenses refract light but eyes are noticeably less fatigued.
I really like my new sunglasses. I can finally see all of my instruments and read my iPad while flying and reducing glare. I just wish the frames were a little wider. They press too hard on my temples. I’m an older pilot and was unable to fly with regular sunglasses because I couldn’t comfortably read my instruments and my iPad. I had cataract surgery and my vision is good, but I need good light to see small print. These sunglasses help a lot.
Being a military fighter pilot I was lucky to have come across these at Sun N Fun 2017. I purchased the Sky 9 and have not been disappointed. I have a hard time finding wire frame glasses that fit me well and these fit me perfect. Even better are the optics. I find that even being the darkest lenses they carry they work great even in low light conditions. They have better clarity than the visor on my helmet and because the frames are so thin they do not cause any discomfort like other glasses I have tried. I have already bought a second pair. Excellent product!
M7 Sky™ is a new creation blending rare-earth elements within crystalline lenses to notch filter specific high energy light. We custom design our lens coatings for numerous benefits to the pilot and both our Altitude and Ascent frames offer three unique VLT options that provide pilots choice between the darkest and lightest lenses available for pilots as well as a middle of the road solution. This uniquely covers the full range of normal to extreme conditions of high altitude flying.
SKY 9 LENS (Darkest)
Our darkest offering, transmitting 9% VLT of available light and yet your flight deck can still be rendered in sharp detail. Perfect for flying west, chasing the sun or in very exposed cockpits
SKY 18 LENS (Medium)
The SKY 18 Lens transmits 18% VLT of available light and is a great choice for general and mixed conditions
SKY 30 LENS (Lightest)
Lets in lots of light, but still protects and takes the edge off. Perfect for pilots whose eyes require more light or for darker cockpits; even for pilots who typically don’t wear or frequently take off their sunglasses during flight. SKY 30 can stay on all day, in all conditions, even on the jetway