Beginning in 2016, Native began a partnership with The 5 Gyres Institute, a non-profit dedicated to finding solutions for a plastic-free ocean. The partnership sought to move away from using petroleum-based plastics and instead using castor-based resins and recycled materials. This effort extends past gear as Native shifts to utilize recycled cardboard in all packaging, and their goggle line will arrive in The Fort goggle case, a functional and reusable storage solution that can be used for toting smaller necessities and outdoor gear. It’s with this in mind that you’re encouraged to pursue adventures with the best gear, the right companions, and a free spirit, tempered only by an enduring respect for the world that is your playground.
Native’s N3™ lens technology blocks up to 4x more infrared light compared to competitor products. Eyes are further protected by reducing the amount of heat that reaches the eyes. Your eyes are kept cool, comfortable, and protected all day. Also blocked are harmful UV and blue light rays, leaving only a crisp, contrast-enhanced view. Most performance models include a SportFlex lens kit. The SportFlex lens is designed to enhance contrast and reduce glare in low-light conditions, including overcast and haze situations, as well dawn and dusk.