Native Hardtop XP Sunglasses Review

Native Hardtop XP Sunglasses

These Native Hardtop XP Polarized sunglasses are lightweight, provide very good coverage, and fit well (at least on me!). I’ve had my pair for awhile now and love them. Like Oakleys, it is very easy to switch out lenses, and this pair includes 3 different lenses.

When I shopped around for a pair of hiking sunglasses, I ultimately was focused on fit, but value as well. The Native Eyewear brand is less well known than Oakleys, but they are just as good for a lower price. Plus all the accessories you’ll ever want or need are included!

When I bought my Native Hardtop XPs, I was extremely impressed that 3 lenses were included (Oakleys are all sold separately), plus a durable neck strap (which I recommend to use for any pair of sunglasses when participating in an active outdoor activity like hiking, kayaking, etc.), plus a temple strap for extreme activities, plus a hardcase and soft pouch to store them in.

The only drawback is that the polarized lenses can be a little dark on cloudy days, so then I just switch them out with either the pink or clear lenses that came with my pair. I’ve read that some people have had problems with the frame breaking, but I’ve put mine through a lot of abuse and never had a problem. If you’re concerned, just buy them at a place with a good return policy, and remember that the manufacturer, Native Eyewear, has a warranty too.

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  1. Hiking Lady says:

    Hi Judy,
    I haven’t had any issues with the frame on my pair of Natives. I have dropped them a few times and they’ve held up well. If anything changes I’ll be sure to update this.
    Happy trails!

  2. Judy W says:

    These are a very sporty pair of sunglasses! I looked at other reviews of these sunglasses and I have seen a lot of complaints regarding the quality of the frame. I have found several other pairs of women’s sunglasses that provide complete UV protection. One of our favorite camp sites is in the Appalachians, so I always make sure to be properly protected from the sun 🙂

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