What Makes For High Quality Sunglasses

Posted at 10:30 am • 12 August 2020 • Chelsea from Kraywoods


Everyone will agree on the fact that genuine designer products will stand-out in the quality through and through. If you notice each and every part of a pair of sunglasses very closely, you'll understand the difference between cheap sunglasses and high-end ones. Read along to find out what makes for high quality sunglasses, and what you should look for when buying a pair of high-end sunglasses.

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Does the packaging feel well made?

Packaging may not be the core product you are actually paying for, but the truth is, packaging can tell you a lot about the product. Keep in mind that marketers and designers put a lot of thought and planning on the packaging of a product to increase sales. And when it comes to the high-end brands, it is more advanced and upscale.

That is why packaging is a delicate detail in identifying authentic products, not just for sunglasses, but for every designer product in general. Usually, quality sunglasses come in very meticulous and delicate packaging. The cleaning cloth and the user manual are wrapped in a protective covering.

What is the material of the frame?

High-quality frames make for good quality and durable glasses. Thus, the material of the frame is a key factor while shopping for sunglasses. You can to check the type of material that the sunglasses are made of such as wood, metal, or acetate.

Kraywoods sunglasses are made with a variety of veneer woods, stainless steel metal and premium acetate. The wooden sunglasses are all treated to be sweat resistant and water resistant, which allows the sunglasses much more durable and long lasting. Additionally, all the sunglasses are handcrafted from raw materials that are ethically sourced to promote sustainable business growth.

Do the nose-pads feel smooth?

Often it is seen that the counterfeit sunglasses have very tough nose-pads. The edge of the plastic is not smooth, feels scratchy on the nose. The pads in the branded ones are a bit flexible and can fit the ergonomics of the nose and do not hurt the wearer.

How do the hinges feel?

Squeaky hinges are the sign of poorly manufactured sunglasses. Also, if the wands do not bend smoothly, that indicates cheap quality too. High quality sunglasses are often equipped with stainless steel barrel hinges or spring hinges. These hinges are very durable and will offer a high-quality feel and a more comfortable fit with the sunglasses.

Are the lenses of high quality?

The purpose of wearing sunglasses is to protect the eyes from sun exposure. Although the style factor and looking fashionable are parallel causes, quality lenses serve to protect the eyes from harmful UV rays. Kraywoods uses UV400 polarized lenses, which block out 100% of the UV rays, enhances contrast and eliminates all reflections and glare; so you can rest assured about the quality of lenses you are getting. You can read our blog about how to know the quality of your sunglasses to find out more on this subject.

What are the accessories provided with the sunglasses?

The right sunglasses come with quality accessories like- pouch, case, or cleaning cloth. Kraywoods wooden sunglasses come in a hard vegan leather case, a pouch made from recycled linen and a microfiber cloth that ensures thorough cleaning.

Kraywoods sunglasses packaging - PU leather case,  microfiber pouch, sunglasses box

Does the detailing translate into a fine and polished look?

The detailing can make a significant difference in the appearance of a sunglass. Sometimes, it can also determine how comfortable and useful the pair of glasses can turn out. Handcrafted shades are made with excellent detailing and care, ensuring the perfect outcome. This meticulous attention to the details distinguishes high-quality sunglasses from a cheap ones.

We have picked a couple of sunglasses from Kraywoods that we recommend you as the first purchase if you are wondering which sunglasses to choose.

Kraywoods Sienna Sunglasses

We recommend these sunglasses from Kraywoods for their versatility. The shape of the frame suits almost every face shape; it's designed with rounded square lenses and slightly winged corners. The style is also accentuated with a braided double bar metal bridge, which adds a vintage touch to the frames in a classy and minimalistic way.

The Sienna bamboo sunglasses are great to balance the structure on an oblong or an oval face; at the same time, the winged corners create an elongating effect that looks great on a round or square-shaped face. The frame colour is matte black, which is very classic and modern, and the arms are made from natural bamboo. The contrast of colour on the sunglasses frames works really well together and looks flattering on almost every skin tone. These sunglasses are unisex and very versatile, so that they would look good on anyone.

The materials used for these sunglasses are bamboo and acetate, and they are equipped with UV 400 lenses, which ensures 100% UV rays protection. The bonus point about these bamboo sunglasses is that they are incredibly lightweight and feel very comfortable to wear.

Kraywoods Racer Sunglasses

Quite a similar shape to the classic wayfarer, these particular shades are an excellent choice in terms of the looks. You can call it funky with simplicity and sophistication for a cool and modern look.

The frame is made of walnut wood, which gives it a sophisticated and classic look. However, the lenses are polarized mirror green, giving the sunglasses a cool edge against the rich brown coloured frame.

The Racer wooden sunglasses are equipped with UV 400 polarized lenses that provide 100% UV protection, enhance contrast and eliminate reflective glare. The bonus aspect of these wooden shades is that they are also heat and sweat-resistant, allowing maximum wear and high durability.

This stylish and lightweight frame suits mostly oval, triangle, long faces, but flatters round and square faces as well. And for heart-shaped faces, almost any shape of eyewear suits these lucky people.

Kraywoods Willow Sunglasses

The Willow sunglasses are a classic cat-eye shape that looks flattering on almost any face shape. They look especially alluring on heart and square face shapes. The uplifted winged corners of the sunglasses give an elongating effect that balances the overall structure of the face in a very flattering way. The Willow sunglasses are made from natural bamboo and contoured with a charming gold metal on the winged part of the frame around the lenses.

They feature premium UV400 lenses with a polarized protection offering 100% UV protection, and a superior visual quality and comfort.

The Willow bamboo sunglasses are very lightweight and comfortable to wear, and they come in a premium packaging, which includes a hard case, a pouch and a micro-fibre cleaning cloth.

Kraywoods Lennon Sunglasses

Kraywoods Lennon sunglasses are designed with a vintage round golden stainless steel frame and slim Zebra Wood temples for a modern retro look. These retro round shades accentuated with a curved bridge would look great on square and oval face shapes.

The Lennon wooden sunglasses are equipped with purple gradient UV protected polarized lenses, blocking out 100% of the sun's harmful UV rays, reflections and glare. They are so lightweight that you barely feel them on, so you'll enjoy a fashionable look, premium quality, and everyday comfort all at once with these shades!


All in all, Kraywoods is a sustainable brand that focuses on quality just as much as fashion and sustainability. We produce high-end wooden sunglasses for men and women handcrafted from premium and sustainably sourced materials. We also plant a tree for every product sold, which is within our mission for sustainability and to give back to the environment and the planet. Kraywoods promises rock-solid products with a warranty on all frames and diligent customer service, and the customer reviews are a sign of our promise and commitment.

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