Ned Kelly blue military pattern frames / blue lenses / dark blue temples with white BAENDIT logo and nose bridge.
All BÆNDIT sunglasses are BENDABLE and MODULAR. All BÆNDIT pieces are universal, so you can mix and match different colours and styles depending on how you feel!
Edward “Ned” Kelly was seen as the Australian equivalent of Robin Hood. Born in 1854, he became a Bushranger at the age of 14 after his father was killed by the police.
His main source of income was bank robbery. He was eventually captured and hanged after a violent confrontation with the police where he wore a homemade bendable metal plate armor and helmet. BÆNDIT in this shape reflects the roughness of Australia early pioneering bush life and the Kelly’s last stand inventiveness.
Engineered with the new generation TR-90 polymer: lightweight, flexible and impact resistant. TR90 is a memory polymer material that is referred to as a plastic titanium. BÆNDIT eyepiece frame is so light that it almost floats, but also strong, with a resistance to deformation index of 620kg/cm2 and the ability to regain shape after deformation.
Custom S20 Revo lenses made specifically for BÆNDIT to work in the toughest of environments and filter out 100% of UVA / UVB / UVC. Made from Thermoplastic Polycarbonate composite for extra strength and durability.
BÆNDIT alloy is processed and engineered to reach exceptional reversible plasticity properties. Ductility and malleability performances allow the core of the temples and bridge to deform, hold and move back to the original position when pressure is applied. This is further enhanced by flexibility of the silicon casing and the fact that it is bonded to the alloy core. Additionally, each temple and nose bridge pieces are hand cut and 4 (temples) to 8 (nose) safety pins are hand welded to the main structure to work as a locking mechanism to the eye frame piece.
High Resistance Silicone-Rubber Elastomer cured and Injection molded with the alloy core to be permanently bonded. The molded Silicone casing provides the elastic capacity to follow the core in the deformation process and helps in the last 5% of returning to its original shape.
Frame Height: 49,5 mm
Total Width: 142 mm
Temples: 145,2 mm