Gone but not much missed

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Not Going Native Again from Florida on Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Nano/Nano 2 is no longer manufactured or supported by Native.

I've owned 4 pairs & am now on my 5th: you get hooked, because each pair comes (or came) with multiple lenses (as many as 4 sets) and, although you could buy replacement lenses you couldn't simply buy replacement frames.

So when the frames broke you had to buy new frames AND lenses. Since I had 4 frames break, I ended up with about 15 pairs of lenses. Native DOES offer a warranty whereby you can buy a new pair of frames with 1 or 2 pairs of lenses for $30, but that just keeps you hooked. (The Native Customer Service agents ARE friendly and DO try to be helpful.)

In addition, the lenses scratch easily. About 11 of the 15 prs I have are too scratched to use for anything that requires sharp vision.

When I couldn't replace the Nano 2 frames for $30 via Native, I bought my latest pair from Sierra Trading Post (came with one pair tinted lenses, one pr clear) but only because I already have all those old lenses. I like the design, but this will be my last Native purchase of any kind.

I also just bought a pair of Costa Blackfin BL 22s from STP. Wow! What a difference! Why did I even buy that 5th pr of Nanos?! The Costas are especially good for boating and get very high ratings from Practical Sailor magazine, which is the Consumer Reports of sailing. PS doesn't rate any Native eyewear.
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