Delighted to say that I had the best experience with Lauren who guided me through the process of replacing and shipping a pair of sun glasses To France / where I reside / her efficient and prompt reply was top/ plus I can now enjoy a great pair of sun glasses that put a smile on my face every time I wear them
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.
Loved these since first time that I tried them on at AOPA fly-in! I kicked around the idea of which one to get (9% or 18%). I decided on the 9% and glad I did. They seem to make everything brighter and clearer without straining my eyes. Wish I would have bought them at the fly-in instead of waiting! Best eyewear I’ve ever purchased. I suggest buying them to everyone!
I rarely go for expensive, name-brand products, but I make exceptions for serious quality-of-life improvements or safety items, like splurging on A20s. Until recently I've always flown wearing some kind of Ray-bans, which seemed perfectly adequate until I got my Ascent sunglasses, and now I can't go back. They're everything Method 7 claims: lightweight, comfortable, and absolutely ideal in the cockpit. The arms are straight and very thin, so they don't break headset seals (even when taking them off or putting them back on) or get clamped against your head, and the lenses themselves actually do cut through haze and make it a bit easier to spot other traffic. I'm using the 18% VLT, which are just about perfect for southern California daytime flying. If I were going to complain about anything at all it would be something really petty, like the slightly large hard case, or the fact that no silk cleaning cloth is included (admittedly the soft case is probably fine for un-smudging the lenses). But neither of those issues is big enough to deduct a star, so I'll leave them with a well-deserved 5 out of 5.
I don't fly (as I know that these are typically used for aviation) but I am out in the sun a lot! Running, walking, hiking, playing with my kids... you name it. I am usually outside. I have blue eyes and I can't tell you how AMAZING these sunglasses are. My eyes never hurt/ache or feel strained like they would with my other sunglasses. They are SO comfortable and my eyes feel rested which has never happened after being in the sun all day. I discovered these at the local airshow and I am so glad I did. I am OBSESSED with them. Thank you for creating these! I will forever be a customer.
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.
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.
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