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Vendée

The Classic Wayfarer on Rocket Fuel

Named after the Vendée Globe, the round-the-world singlehanded yacht race that attracts the most daring, accomplished yachtsmen, the Vendée is ROKA’s revamp of the classic wayfarer style.

At just 25 grams, the Vendée is remarkably lightweight and incredibly durable while still delivering razor sharp optics. Like our other sunglasses, these are made for active people, and patent-pending GEKO Pads on the nose and temples minimize slip retention and maximize comfort, even during the most strenuous and sweaty activity. Hidden-spring hinges offer shock absorption and optimal fit for any head size or shape. Engineered channeled air-flow combats fogging and is reinforced with carbon fiber for enhanced torsional rigidity and strength. Impact-resistant nylon lenses from Carl Zeiss Vision deliver outstanding optical clarity and offer anti-scratch, anti-fog, anti-reflectance, oleophobic & hydrophobic coatings. Lenses exceed ANSI Z87.1:2015 impact standard for drop ball, high velocity and high mass; and they filter out 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm.

Handcrafted in Italy.

ROKA Vendée Sunglasses
ROKA Vendée

Unmatched Performance. Uncompromising Style.

We have created a bold new category of eyewear that proves high-performance optics don't have to take styling cues from science fiction. The Vendée is equally fit to lead the pack at the Boston Marathon as it is to rock the after party.

Unmatched Performance. Uncompromising Style.

We have created a bold new category of eyewear that proves high-performance optics don't have to take styling cues from science fiction. The Vendée is equally fit to lead the pack at the Boston Marathon as it is to rock the after party.

ROKA Vendée

Hidden Innovation

At just 25 grams, the Vendée is remarkably lightweight and incredibly durable. Patent-pending GEKO Pads on the nose and temples provide optimal multi-directional traction and comfort. The result is incredible no-slip retention, even during the most strenuous, sweaty activity, while providing a "forget you're wearing them" experience.

Hidden Innovation

At just 25 grams, the Vendée is remarkably lightweight and incredibly durable. Patent-pending GEKO Pads on the nose and temples provide optimal multi-directional traction and comfort. The result is incredible no-slip retention, even during the most strenuous, sweaty activity, while providing a "forget you're wearing them" experience.

ROKA Vendée Sunglasses

01Nylon frames provide high strength-to-weight ratio, strong environmental stress and corrosion resistance

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Nylon frames provide high strength-to-weight ratio, strong environmental stress and corrosion resistance

02Premium nylon lenses by Carl Zeiss Vision with anti-scratch, anti-fog, hydrophobic, oleophobic and anti-reflectance coatings

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Premium nylon lenses by Carl Zeiss Vision with anti-scratch, anti-fog and anti-reflectance coatings

03Super-hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings for anti-spotting, fingerprint resistance, and easy cleaning

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Super-hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings for anti-spotting, fingerprint resistance, and easy cleaning

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04Low-profile, custom spring hinge design improves fit and security at top speed

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Low-profile, custom spring hinge design improves fit and security at top speed

05The classic wayfarer, modernized for active, high-performance use

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The classic wayfarer, modernized for active, high-performance use

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06Designed in as-worn position for optimal viewing angles without distortion

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Designed in as-worn position for optimal viewing angles without distortion

07Carbon-reinforced air vent at bridge helps to minimize fogging in humid conditions

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Carbon-reinforced air vent at bridge helps to minimize fogging in humid conditions

08Patent-pending GEKO Pads get stickier when exposed to sweat and water

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Patent-pending GEKO Pads get stickier when exposed to sweat and water

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Lenses by Carl Zeiss Vision

Carbon Polarized Lens

Carbon Polarized
Cat. 3 - 15% Transmission

Ranger Polarized Lens

Ranger Polarized
Cat. 3 - 17% Transmission

Carbon Lens

Carbon
Cat. 3 - 12% Transmission

Lava Mirror Lens

Lava Mirror
Cat. 3 - 15% Transmission

Arctic Mirror Lens

Arctic Mirror
Cat. 3 - 18% Transmission

Optics

  • EMS Grilamid TR 90 (nylon)
  • Exceeds ANSI Z87.1:2015 for optical clarity, prismatic power, refraction, definition and astigmatism

Impact

  • Exceeds ANSI Z87.1:2015 impact standard for drop ball, high velocity and high mass

Transmittance / UV Protection

  • Meets all global standards
  • Enhanced tints and mirror coatings for optimal visual acuity in any environmental condition
  • Filters out 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm

Polarization

  • Co-molded infusion manufacturing process to eliminate distortion
  • Enhances color brilliance and contrast
  • Blocks 99% of harmful glare from roads, cars, buildings, water, etc.
  • > 97% polarization efficiency
  • Exceeds standards for polarization axis alignment

Superior Hard Coating

  • Highly abrasion resistant
  • Exceeds testing requirements for Bayer, eraser and steel wool abrasion

Superior Ri-Pel™ Coating

  • Exceeds global test standards for anti-fog performance
  • Super-hydrophobic / oleophobic coating
  • Exceeds contact angle requirements
  • Superior anti-smudge properties

Anti-Reflectance (AR) Coating

  • Superior inner-lens anti-reflectance coating
  • Mitigates distracting reflections and glare

Durability

  • Exceeds testing requirements for accelerated weather exposure and resistance to radiation (extreme sun)
  • Chemical resistant
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Attention to Detail

Grilamid TR 90 (Nylon) Injected Frame

  • High impact resistance in cold and hot conditions
  • High chemical & environmental stress resistance
  • High hydrolysis resistance (moisture absorption)
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • High flexural strength (flexible w/o breaking)
  • REACH, RoHS and WEEE compliant
  • Reinforced, channeled air vent reduces fogging
  • High tensile strength

Vision

  • Designed in as-worn position for optimal viewing angles w/o distortion
  • Enhanced field of view (FoV) and peripheral vision

Hinge

  • Designed and tuned for optimal fit for any head size
  • Mechanically cycled 30,000 times for the ultimate in durability

GEKO Pads

  • Proprietary thermoplastic elastomer
  • Inspired by gecko foot geometry for optimal multi-directional traction and comfort
  • Enhanced shock absorption and traction
  • Hydrophilic properties - enhanced when exposed to sweat/water
  • High chemical & environmental stress resistance
  • High hydrolysis resistance (moisture absorption)
  • REACH, RoHS and WEEE compliant

Fit

  • Anthropometric based design and shape for the ultimate in fit, comfort and performance in the most rigorous conditions
  • Design based on global head form standards and extensive fit trial analysis
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IN THE BOX

  • Rigid, injection-molded case with microfiber liner
  • Premium microfiber cloth wipe
  • Care instructions

Sizing & Prescription

One size: 56-17-137.

The Vendée frame accepts prescription lenses, so our lenses can be replaced by your prescription eyewear provider.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, return it within 30 days of receipt and in new, unused condition for a refund or like-for-like exchange.

Read more about returns and exchanges, here.


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