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Style# 52017

Ascend™ Polarized

Average rating of 78%

Regular Price: $109.99

Special Price $79.99

Purpose Built

Featuring a low profile, low drag design, Ascend™ polarized lens sunglasses offer maximum glare reduction and a sharp, modern style. Engineered in partnership with Wiley X® Performance Eyewear, Ascend™ polarized lens sunglasses provide 100% protection against UVA and UVB without distorting the color spectrum, utilize a nearly indestructible Grilamid TR-90 Nylon frame, and feature a T-Shell lens coating for enhanced scratch, crack, and craze resistance. Our rigorous quality standards on both safety and performance ensure that your new eyewear will provide maximum ballistic protection and lasting durability in any setting. Includes a zippered, compression molded protective case, a 5.11 SlickStick® web platform attachment kit, a cleaning bag, and a neck strap.


  • Low profile, low drag design
  • No color distortion
  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Allows 11% light transmission
  • T-shell coating is scratch, crack, and craze resistant
  • Meets EN 166 (F) and ANSI Z87.1-2003 standards


  • Selenite polycarbonate die-cut lenses
  • Grilamid high performance TR-90 nylon frame
  • Comes with a 5.11 SlickStick® attachment kit
  • Protective case, cleaning bag, neck strap included
  • Temple to Temple Measures 130mm / 5.125"
  • Imported
Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 10 reviews)

78 %

very durable


From ruth


I've had a pair for around 4 years. They've taken a beating on several occasions and still holding up. The only drawback is the rubber on nosepiece has all but worn off and can't find a replacement piece. Otherwise well worth the money. Fits well for a women.

not worth it


From Tacti-coolMedic

from Washington

First off Sizing. Unless you have an Extra Large/wide head these wont fit you. These run very wide. You can adjust the nose piece all you want, wont fit.
these make the oakley M frame feel skinny!
I take care of my glasses, and within a month i had a 1/2'' scratch across my left lens.
about another month of use the nose pieces actually started to crumble due to sweat.
I contacted 5.11 and they sent out a replacement frame. this took weeks and i spoke to multiple people. Also now i needed to change the lenses out into the new frame but what about the scratches?
These look cool, the polarized lenses look great.
Quality was low,fit was bad, and durability was horrible.
I would rather spend the money on some other brand.
these are not made so an operator, these dont fit under a cap or even Kevlar.

-5 year SOCOM vet.

not good not bad


From crewmex

from saskatoon, canada

How ever it's a very good lens, scratch super easy.. even with their own legs while folding...

Nice fit


From RocketMan

from Texas

great delivery time, nice case,

we didn't receive the item at all!


From Jason Huang

from Jersey city, NJ

The fedex didn't deliver it to us at all!

A very good product.


From Excalibur Ace


Like all the 5.11 products I own.

The perfect sunglasses


From carmbrust50

from San Gabriel Valley CA

These are just exactly what you need. On the job, very stylish and simple. Don't get tired of wearing them and they fit great even during operations. You can wear these on the weekend, or on your job. Very comfortable on my nose and face.

I would buy this product again and again


From Big C

from Md.

the Ascend really make a difference to my eyes, great glasses

just what he wanted


From Fatcat

from Pearl, MS

I bought these glasses last Christmas for my Son-in-law, who is a police officer. He loved them! unfortunately they had an apartment fire and they were burned. He liked them so much he asked for another pair for Christmas this year.

Great Pair of Sunglasses


From Daniel the Sailor

from San Diego, CA

These glasses were a great buy! I always purchase products from 5.11 because I know they're going to live up past my expectations. I lost my previous pair of 5.11 glasses so I opted for this new pair. They've already exceeded my expectations, I've taken them to work, hiking, biking, and running. They never slip off my face, they're so comfortable I actually forget I have them on and the accessories they come with help complete the package. Overall, I would recommend these to everyone in different fields of work.

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