Experience Optics: Dawn to Dusk Trail Running Revolutionized

We believe most sunglasses are too dark and over polarized, killing contrast - not good for trail running. We're different. Our notch filtering technology and never-done-before trail-optimized contrast-enhancing polarization give you more light and more contrast. The results: happier eyes and more information for unmistakable foot placement for faster, safer running from dawn to dusk.


The Silverton

  • Sleek, slight-wrap-style, lightweight frame (23.2 grams)
  • Slip-free temple tips & nose pads designed for movement
  • Made for normal faces with 133mm temple length

The Huntress

  • Hand-tooled, ultra-lightweight Japanese titanium (18.2 grams)
  • Slip-free temple tips & no-tangle nose pads designed for movement
  • Made for smaller faces with 121mm temple length

The Closer

  • Hand-tooled, ultra-lightweight Japanese titanium (20.9 grams)
  • Slip-free temple tips & nose pads designed for movement
  • Wrap style with great peripheral coverage for normal/wider faces with 135mm temple length

About the TRAIL26 Lens

All glasses have our trail-running-specific lenses with:

  • Advanced notch filtering
  • Trail-optimized contrast-enhancing polarization
  • Hydrophobic, anti-fog, anti-scratch, anti-reflective coatings
  • 26% VLT (visible light transmission)
  • UV400-rated UV & Infrared protection

Proven. 5000 miles and counting. Meet the Trail Beta Team

Product innovation and design is only part of the process. We tasked a team of the best to prove our glasses in the field.

Dean Karnazes

“Rugged, durable and ultra-lightweight. Protection from the elements without even knowing you have anything on.”

Dean Karnazes is the Godfather of ultra running and the best-selling author of Ultramarathon Man. Named by TIME magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits.

Cat Bradley

“These lenses give me so much light and incredible trail definition. Just what I need for bombing technical descents.”

Cat Bradley is a professional ultra runner who is here to change the industry she grew up in. With nearly ten years under her feet as an ultra-trail runner, she has seen the good and the bad in this rapidly growing industry.

Avery Collins

“Ultra lightweight and insanely comfortable. I completely forget I have the glasses on my face.”

Avery Collins is not your average professional athlete. In an industry where pros are told to mold their beliefs to cater to those of the consumer, he speaks out about the medicinal properties of marijuana and uses it to aid his training. Collins runs high.

The Trail Runner’s Cockpit

As your run and the terrain changes from easy, flat, open trail and roads to technical climbs and descents, the primary focus for the eyes and brain changes and each of the different zones within your visual field has more to offer. These changes happen naturally with your peripheral vision and subconscious, with muscle memory also playing a huge role.

Zone 1

We call Zone 1 the “Too Late Zone”: whatever is going on in this zone is almost always in the past, especially if you are running fast.

Zone 2

Zone 2 is the zone you’re in or about to be in and consists mostly of your peripheral vision, guided by your subtle, subconscious decision-making in foot placement.

Zone 3

Zone 3 is the "Hot Zone" when blasting on technical terrain: the places where you need to be taking in accurate and precise information to make quick, careful decisions on critical upcoming steps.

Zone 4

Zone 4 is what we call the “Zone Out Zone” or “Chill Zone” - when you can focus on what’s in the distance and things are easy. The further out you can look and glean information, the faster you cover ground and the more confident you are.

Our Methodology

We studied the TRAIL26 lens performance in each of these zones to make sure color and light information was super available for the runner’s eye. Conventional sunglasses fall short on the near zones due to cheap and overdone polarizing which kills contrast in zones 2-3, the most critical decision-making zones for a trail runner on technical terrain in which trail contrast and definition are essential information.

Most conventional sunglasses distort vision in zones 2-3 and are more concerned with better looking sunsets or cool colored frames. While we love a good sunset at M7, we believe only sunglasses that optimize vision in zones 2-3 can make you a faster runner on trails.

Method Seven Trail Technology Specs

Advanced Notch Filtering

  • More of the best wavelengths of light to your eyes and brain, comfortably and safely
  • Better peripheral vision

7 Precise Coating Technologies

  • Two anti-reflective coatings (inside and outside)
  • Hydrophobic coating
  • Anti-fog coating
  • Anti-scratch coating
  • Infrared coating
  • UV absorption coating

30% Polarization

More intelligent glare management for:

  • Better physical contrast
  • Better color contrast
  • Better color fidelity
  • Quicker, better focus

26% Visible Light Transmission

  • Usable from dawn to dusk, shade to direct sunlight

Best-in-class UV Protection

  • UV400 rated

Best-in-class Infrared Protection

  • Cooler eyes (literally)
  • Less brain and eye fatigue