24th April, 2017

Latest Bigatmo Customer Testimonials

The following Bigatmo customer testimonials may help you to get a feel for our commitment to customer satisfaction. Many of our customers are pilots but by no means all. Here are some testimonials from customers who are wearing Bigatmo for a variety of reasons in challenging environments including driving, sports, fishing and indeed for general outdoor use.
Here are some customers keen to share their story about why they like Bigatmo. Including their thoughts about our lenses and frames and the general performance of the sunglasses. What will you be doing when you wear yours?

Dave

Hi Lu, I’ve just spoken to (I think) you to let you know that my new glasses arrived this am.

I just wanted to let you know that I have posted on both our BA balpa forum and national forum to recommend them! Hopefully, this might yield some results for you….

Good luck, and thanks again for the glasses!

Mark Jefferies

As used by the #globalstarsaerobaticteam

Mark wearing Iono 0501, sitting in the cockpit

Mark wearing Iono 050

 

 

Peter McIntyre

 

Peter holding a fish, wearing Strato0136

Peter wearing his Strato 0136

 Nice glasses!

Lesny Grzegorz

Lesny wearing Strato 0150 in the cockpit

Lesny wearing Strato 0150 standing by the cockpit

Lesny wearing Strato 0150

After longer time with worn sunglasses I feel a little pain on left eye, however this is not strong pain and there is no any dizziness. So I think I can keep like this.

Flying is very comfortable, there is no any free space between skin and headset. At the first day frames were fitted strongly to the face but now is excellent. Vision quality is excellent.

Nigel Finlayson

Nigel wearing Strato 0181, standing next to his airplane

Nigel wearing Strato 0181

Proof that I’m making good use of your sunglasses! Very pleased with my purchase.

Picture taken @ RIAT 2014 when we took Waco UPF-7 (G-UPFS) into Vintage Village.

Ian Miller

I have finally managed to try the glasses, and they are great! The fit is good and the prescription is good.

Robert Innes

All received in good order and they are absolutely perfect, thank you so much!

Already getting compliments too!

Niki Kite

My first impressions on your sunglasses are good. The grey lenses are indeed a bit darker than the brown ones.

It suits better to me like this though I liked the brown lenses and their color & contrast enhancement.

The grey lenses are of a very good quality. As regard to their color enhancement features, I wasn’t as impressed as with the brown ones.

Jamie Shemwell

Yeah love the sunglasses, just what I needed for work and bright sunlight!

David Cullen

 Fit and vision as good as expected, thank you all very much.

Chad Bloodworth

Thank you very much. I have not worn them in the plane as of yet but I absolutely love them so far.

Thierry, on-line customer

I saw and tried your sunglasses by friends who’s fly has me on glider (sailplane) with the same product as I booked.

It seems very nice to look the clouds.

So, the best choice is… to book them

Many thanks.

Recevied the package 48h after order !

B.A Pilot

“The lenses I am using at the moment are rubbish in comparison”

“I missed having them in my flight bag, they really are the best shades I’ve ever used to fly with”

Ben Phillips

I received the glasses last weekend and they are amazing!

I’m very happy with them and they look awesome!!! The level of customer service you have shown me was great and made this whole experience very pleasurable

Simon Collins

Took the Lono’s out for their inaugural flight and am delighted. Instruments are brighter, frame is lighter

and as you pointed out, once eyes are adjusted, doesn’t feel like you’re even looking through a tinted lens. Splendid!

Ognian Slavov

‘’I am very happy that I bought Bigatmo sunglass. I enjoy them, since yesterday, when I receive it and I will definitely recommend your brand to all my friends.’’

Lembit Opik, pilot and TV celebrity

There are very few things you can buy legally which make the whole world seem sharper and more sublime but Bigatmo sunglasses are one of them. They have to be seen through to be believed because words cant do justice to how good they truly are, I’m serious! Try them and see for yourself.

Jose Orozco

I found your sunglasses online by typing “pilot sunglasses” into google search. Although I’m not a pilot, I am a flight paramedic. I was looking for a pair of glasses to help me transition from highlight to lowlight to better assist my patience. After reading the description of your sunglasses I decided to buy a pair. I can say with confidence that it was money well spent. The only complaint I have is the shipping method I used. It’s a horrible experience which caused my wife and me a lot of headaches, But at the end it was well worth it. Thank you for creating such a beautiful product and have a nice day.

John Coulthard

Just wanted to say that i received my new Tropos at the end of last week and love them. They fit so much better than my Ionos do. Wore them pretty much for the whole of saturday without the slightest problem. And i love the Brunello frame colour even more than i thought i would.

Thank you again for a superb product and super service.

Harminder Panesar

Just picked up my glasses from the Post Office.  Haven’t managed to fly with them yet but they seem really good while driving, even in the rain we are getting at the moment.

Thank you for the service, advice and taking time for me to try on your range of sunglasses. I love the Bigatmo Tropo’s because of their clarity, definition and style, while they do not strain the eyes. Definitely worth the money and would recommend them to pilots, car drivers or just someone wanting to look ‘cool’.
I do not leave home without my Bigatmo’s and it is certainly the right weather for wearing them. Colours are more vivid even on a cloudy day, and this makes driving a joy.

 

Graeme Smith

The prescription is spot on as are the pupil points etc.  As I wear varifocals to fly anyway I don’t think I’ll have any trouble with them at all.

Daniel Gonzales

I am writing to let you know how happy I am with my new sunglasses. The clarity and vibrancy of colors are amazing. I really appreciate that the glasses fit snuggly (which is important in high bank turns) yet are so light that you soon forget you are wearing them. The care that you and your team went to insure that the fit was correct for the Progressive RX prescription was also appreciated. I highly recommend “Glider pilot ratio” of distance to near vision RX proportion of the Tropo sunglasses, it is perfect for looking out and around and still being able to clearly read the instruments at a glance. Even when I am not flying, it is fun (and good practice) to look up the sky and be able to distinguish between clouds that are just forming from those that are waining. I highly recommend your sunglasses and your company, both your products and service are outstanding.

Bruce Graeme-Cook

They seem to be bang in and there is absolutely no way I can detect a change from long distance to short distance. The progressive is seamless. The fit is spot on so no adjustment required and after an hour or so you forget you are wearing them.

Will give them an airborne try out enroute to Tokyo next week.

David Proserpio

hello, i recieived my srato 0136 …….just wan to tell you they are amazing i love them…..

Mike Mundell

“These are the best sunglasses I have ever had. Ideal for flying because they are so comfortable under a headset.”

Nigel Champness

“I am enjoying having a high quality pair of glasses, the first for years.

As I no longer fly, I am using them for sitting around a pool in the south of France right now! They would suit anybody who likes the aviator look, but also wants a lens that performs.  Good luck with the business! ”

Matt Dearden

“I love my Bigatmo’s! The styling is great and different to the standard aviator style sunglasses you see most pilots sporting. The main thing for me is the fit is excellent; the thin arms slide snugly under my headset with no noise leak and the wraparound style helps protect my eyes from all that harsh, tropical sunshine. The photochromic lenses are fantastic at adapting to the rapidly changing conditions too when I descend into the darker conditions under a cloud layer. Basically, they’re the best flying sunnies I’ve ever had and they’re handy for cycling too!”

Luke Ashton

 “After a very informative and friendly chat with founder and director Louise, I had the opportunity to try a pair of Bigatmo sunglasses as product placement and to see how different running could be compared to a basic sports lens with little quality or suitable protection.

 

Bigatmo Sunglasses are highly recommended for:

Driving, Flying, Motorcycling, Cycling, Running, Fishing, Golfing, Skiing and Sailing 

 

At first glance, what is most noticeable is the feel and just how light these frames actually are…

With a rigid fully Titanium frame to the top, centre and edges. Then a softer, lighter and flexible Titanium to the nose clips, arms and ear tips for slight movement when needed.

These Meso frames have a gun metal finish to the design and edges, giving that aviation feel. The hinges even have a shuttle and smooth aerodynamic engine look to them.

 

The Meso frames come as a snug and light fit, so they will be a good choice for many sporting activities. The ear tips are finished with a super slim design that is perfect to fit under my cap, and feel moulded to my head…complete with extra nose pads, polishing cloth and hard case.

 

On first trying on the frames they were very snug and I was worried maybe a little too tight for my dimensions. The ear tips press quite rightly to my head. Then after 4-5 days of wear the frame seemed to mould and felt much more comfortable and I actually forgot I was wearing sunglasses..

 

I tried the sunglasses in very bright sunlight conditions to start with and they seemed so clear and sharp with every detail. The Alutra lens has a light activated feature that adjusts to the environment. Which was one of the reasons I feel they were best suited to my long distance running, with all the conditions my eyes are exposed to…The Alutra has an instant reactive shade to them that darkens in those brighter uv conditions.

 

Bigatmo’s core NXT® lenses are enhanced by a series of industry leading lens treatments resulting in truly outstanding performance.

 

Weather changes are perfect for the Photochromic light reactive lens of the Alutra. Instantly reacting to the increase in UV light. Whereas the tint of the lens remains lighter in cloudier conditions

 

To begin with I tried the Bigatmo Meso on a very sunny day out walking and through my local woods. I was amazed at the sheer clear clarity and sharpness of every detail. The lens brightened up in shaded areas and then darkened when in direct sunlight.

 

I tried a short jog to see how secure the sunglasses felt on my nose. Slightly loose and a bounce to them so I made sure to pinch the nose grips inwards once home.

 

I spent over an hour walking with them and eventually I forgot I was wearing them as they are so light. They do feel rather snug, so I am hoping this will loosen with wear during the week.

 

I have used them to driving to work which is a 30 minute journey. The road signs and car detail is very sharp, rather like when I used to wear prescription glasses.

Colours seem more vibrant but softer to the eye in brighter light conditions. Soon enough the frames felt less snug to my head and very comfortable. The titanium has moulded very well to my dimensions.

 

The lenses perform great in hazy cloud and over cast days. The detail is much clearer and brighter like in sunny conditions. This is very useful and needed when cycling.

It is so important to protect the eyes with outdoor activities. I had Laser correction treatment 9 years ago, so really I should be wearing good quality lenses all the time in daylight.

I suffered with bad side effects after the procedure and my eyes are now extra sensitive to pollutants, dust and dry conditions because of this. Wearing photo chromic lenses should hopefully help relieve some of these.

 

It was the London Marathon on 26th April with very dark cloud and damp conditions. Rain was forecast but it stopped just before the start of the race. I kept the sunglasses on for the entire duration of the marathon without any problems. I only needed to remove them briefly to wipe sweat from my eyes. I was worried of fogging to the lens with the damper and more humid conditions, but with a strong cool breeze it seemed to prevent any chance of this occurring.

They most certainly brighten up those dark cloudy days and everything was much more detailed, which was helpful in such a crowded environment.

 

I am so impressed with how these sunglasses suit my everyday activities and can be worn all the time with comfort.

 

They are definitely a permanent fixture in my kit list for the future and looking forward to running the next ultra event in them!”

 

Robin Aherne

Arrived today, look very well made and comfortable to wear, looking forward to using them at work tomorrow.

I did a Google search for “best sunglasses for pilots” then found the info at Poolys and Transair together with your website, being old I don’t know how to use facebook ! I will ask the kids but will pass the word around at work (easyjet) for you.

Pierre Tsogo

My colleague brought me my “BIGATMO” last week and I have flown with for the first time today.

I am very happy because the look is”superb” and the color of the lenses is amazing.

Once again thanks a lot…

Mathew Martin

“The lenses are great, really powerful and when I was landing, ground had to change the runway after me as the sun was right down the middle of 22, the sun was very powerful and was head on and I did one of my better landings and it didn’t put me off at all.

I had Ray Bans before which were smaller lenses and these cover more and really don’t let anything else in, they are probably 1.5 times the size.

I found the frame when I first tried them on to be quite tight and they kind of scratched off the side of my face, I thought they would be tight when I would wear them but this wasn’t the case, when I was flying didn’t feel them at all and I noticed a much better improvement in my vision”

Mike Mundell

“These are the best sunglasses I have ever had. Ideal for flying because they are so comfortable under a headset.”

Jay D. Jones

“Flew with them since Lleida and was very satisfied with fit with headphones and all round general use.”

John Naylor

“Best sunglasses I’ve ever had. I wear them on bad days, because they make bad days look good!

I can’t believe how good they are especially in overcast weather. I wear them all the time.”

Luca Bertossio

“Sunglasses have arrived today! I love the shape, the low weight, the tightness around my face, the comfort on the nose.”

Mark Joyner

“I got the glasses, they are awesome, thanks. Very lightweight, the arms are perfect for wearing with a headset (100 times better than what I had before) the lenses are awesome also. Very impressed with them.

Gary Marshall

I have got them today! They are brilliant thank you!

 

Clinton D. West

I just wanted to send you a brief message to let you know that the sunglasses were delivered to my home today.  I am very impressed with the quality of your product!  Naturally, making a fairly costly purchase from a distant vendor could cause a customer some anxiety, but I am certainly glad that I made the commitment.  I expect to be able to enjoy these glasses for many years to come.  Thank you!

Ivor and Monica Phillips

Monica is delighted with the glasses and I must say its been a delight dealing with you and your company, I wish more companies had the type of customer service that you have delivered in spades

Greg Winton

After researching many so called aviation sunglasses, many of which are just fashion glasses and do not perform in a professional working environment, I came across the Bigatmo web site. Now I am no fashion icon, however the technical specification of the the lenses of the Bigatmo lenses got me interested. I contacted the company and found out that they had been researched and tested in the working environment of a commercial airliner by a Captain who had been unable to find a product that meet his requirements. So with their advice in mind I kGreg wearing Meso Bigatmo sunglassesnew which lens I needed it, was just a matter of frame style. This was helped with a home trial of frames and the a
dvice of my wife. I also received very comprehensive advice for my optician to ensure that the prescription I required would meet the working environment of the cockpit. Once this was completed I received
my sunglasses. The initial first few days left a slightly nauseous feeling in the stomach as the brain adjusted to the new lenses, this was no different to my new glasses I had received a month before following a prescription change. Stick with it you soon get used to it. Now as to using them on the flight deck, they are superb. The tint is just enough to reduce the glare, yet still leaving you able to read the glass instruments and give a really crisp and well defined view of the world. They are very comfortable under a head set and my only regret is not having brought a pair sooner. I chose the Alutra Photochromic lens and have no hesitation in recommending it for professional aviation use.

 

Keith Chandler

“I’ve been flying gliders for more than 37 years and tried numerous styles and types of sunglasses in a long term search for the best for glider pilots. None have ever come close to the environment provided by Bigatmo Glasses, which are ideal for providing the contrast and clarity required for serious soaring, they do exactly what it says on the Bigatmo website and I commend you to look there, but that is not the point of this note:–

Many Glider pilots will know, as we get older, the need for optically corrected sunglasses increases and then they become more complicated when we need varifocals. Experience has shown that usually varifocals and gliding don’t mix, as you end up like a nodding dog trying the get the distance segment (the upper portion) of the lens, low enough to see the ground over the canopy edge.

When it comes to glasses, Glider pilots needs differ significantly from our GA & ATPL friends, as we spend most of the time looking out of the cockpit, with systematic checks of the instruments, which due to our seating configuration are always in a very defined focal length.

I really wanted a pair of Bigatmo’s for all the reasons they say on their website, but I also needed them varifocal, so I invited Alastair Carrie of Bigatmo to 615VGS and showed him the problem and how it’s made worse by the reclined seating position we adopt. He took on board all the issues unique to us Glider pilots, where we need a very large area of the lens for distance, and a much reduced area low down in the frame for instruments and FRC’s etc. and took the problem back for discussion with his team.

The end result was Bigatmo, provided me with bespoke varifocal sunglasses with a very shallow close vision segment in the bottom, just large enough for reading FRC’s and Maps at 450mm, with a very narrow intermediate lens just above it for the instruments at 600mm and the remainder (the majority of the lens) for distance vision.

The quality of the lens and the transition between the various focal lengths is indiscernible, they are the most comfortable varifocal glasses I have ever had, and combine that with all the clarity, contrast and quality issues that these glasses provide I have no hesitation in commending these glasses, optically correct or not, to all fellow glider pilots. They also look very smart so can be used any time.”

David Lopez

“I’ve been using them for a week now. I’ve loved the design (I was afraid, but it fitted perfectly), color combination and comfort wearing them. The lens have an excellent performance.
Frame size is OK but it can get a little bit tight next to the ears (I’ve checked that there are not many options if you have a wider face). One thing I’ve felt is that next to the nose the distance of 19mm can be too wide. When looking to the sides I feel it slightly obstructs the view. Don’t know if it is specific of this model (I’ve noticed that it has the widest distance in the nose).
Regarding buying experience, everything worked perfectly. Would have just loved to have tried different models physically (it is a significant investment to make if at the end it does not fit… I was lucky). Maybe you could make more photos of different models and color combinations on real people in your website.
Overall I’m very happy with them, and love to see the world trough it’s lenses.”

Dave Kranz

Thanks – I tested  them this weekend, they are really the best sunglasses I’ve ever owned. It makes such a difference when flying!

Damian La Roux

I received my Bigatmos yesterday just before going to work so was able to try them in flight, and WOW! These are easily by far the best sunglasses I have ever owned. The Alutra tint is spectacularly good, and the frames are light, yet strong and firm. The varifocal prescription is set up very well, so I sincerely hope my vision adapts to them quickly.

I’m kicking myself for not having bought Bigatmos years ago.

Many thanks for your excellent service.

 

Colin Williams

“I’ve had my Bigatmo sunglasses for 6 months now, and can say beyond doubt that they are by far the best sunglasses that I’ve ever owned! The build quality, fit, light weight and look are all fantastic and get admiring comments from everyone who sees them, but for me their most amazing feature is their vision quality. Whatever the light conditions, they deliver a fantastic view….so much so that I often prefer to wear them even when I don’t need any sunglasses on at all! I’ve always seen my previous sunglasses as an accessory, but I very much see my Bigatmo sunglasses as a key part of my daily wardrobe.”

Bill & Sara Billetsara with her car wearing Tropo Alutra Bigatmo sunglasses.

“We are delighted with them and offer everyone the chance to try them on.”
Attached is a picture taken yesterday during a photoshoot by an award winning photographer for a prestigious magazine using one of our cars. As you probably guessed he was not responsible for this snap.

Andy Lothian

“I wore them for the first time on a lovely flight from Scottsdale to Sedona. They’re great!”

 

Ben Fernmore

“I tried the glasses for the first time today and very pleased. Ive been really impressed with the service I have received from you and the rest of the team at Bigatmo, and will certainly be recommending you to others.”

David Carter

“I like the look, but also great lens for the Autumn light. I commute east in the morning and west in the evening, so always facing the low sun. These help a lot!”

Wearing Bigatmo Strato RX Sunglasses

David wears Bigatmo Strato RX Sunglasses with a Natural Titanium frame using Alutra Photochromic Lenses with a gold mirror finish.

 

Tamas Racz

“Thank you for my Bigatmo sunglasses! I have been (and continue to be) a very happy user and so these are my second pair. Your prompt and helpful reply goes to show that Bigatmo doesn’t only offer great sunglasses but equally great post-purchase support! A sure way to be the #1 brand in the business…without a doubt I’ll continue to use and promote the brand!”

Derek Yates

“Thank you for the great service. Used my new Bigatmo’s today flying and they were great!”

UK Customer

“I heard about Bigatmo through my son, ordered a pair of EXO sunglasses for him a couple of years ago – he’s a helicopter pilot. I wore them while driving into a low sun last month and found the clearer vision was amazing so decided to get my own pair.”

Jerome Boulanger

“Belgium was not very sunny today but I am already amazed by the quality of the Bigatmo’s… I look forward to flying with them”

James Frazer

Thanks for your help and for the fantastic sunglasses. I wish you and your colleagues the very best for your business – with such great products and customer service you indeed deserve to succeed.
I’ve been able to use the sunglasses for flying, driving, and out and about and I can honestly say they are the best pair of sunglasses I have owned. I really like the styling, fit and comfort, but above all the clarity and the way they enable my eyes to relax while flying is quite incredible. Far, far better than any Oakley, Ray Ban or Silhouette sunglasses I have owned in the past. I would recommend them without hesitation to colleagues and friends.

See the full range of Bigatmo Tropo sunglasses here.

James Parry

“Worn my Meso’s for the past two days flying, simply superb! The clarity of the lenses in comparison to my old Ray Bans is astonishing!”

Giovanni Maria Savaresi

“Today I received the sunglasses. They are fantastic and perfect.
My congratulations for the excellent product, I tried them in flight and are great.”

Mark Jones

“As any wearer of varifocals will testify, their effectiveness depends upon a fusion of accurate prescription, precise measurement and flawless manufacture.  Ordering such an item from a website requires a belief in the company, the staff and the product and Bigatmo have excelled on all counts.
When my varifocal Meso’s arrived they were a total success and I am absolutely delighted with them.  The lenses are crystal clear and distortion-free even at the curvature.  Peripheral vision is greatly improved, and they are a joy to use both inside and outside the cockpit.
I could not be more satisfied.  Very many thanks indeed!”

Find out more about Bigatmo RX Prescription lenses here.

Antony Smith, UK

“I had been after a pair of sunglasses particularly suitable for flying for a while. I tried a few well-known brands and found whatever I tried there was always something that didn’t seem right. This was particularly true when it came to wearing them with headphones and on long flights and in varying light conditions. The lono’s I got from Bigatmo however have not disappointed. They are high end spec but feel it from the first time you wear them. Flew from Wellesbourne to the Isle of Man and they are quite simply superb. Good customer care!”

Wearing Bigatmo Iono Sunglasses

Anthony wears Bigatmo Iono sunglasses.See the Iono range here.

 

Emma, UK

“Dear Bigatmo,
I” have been a Bigatmo sunglass owner for over three years now. I am delighted with them and I am proud to say I have not lost them in all that time. I have become increasingly aware that as I have become older how affected I am by light. Particularly reflective light but also other lights, strip lights, torch light, candle light, spot lights.
My symptoms are glaringly obvious now with hindsight but at the time no-one recognised what was the cause of my symptoms. I’d been to the opticians several times in ten years to be tested however each time they could find no fault with my eyes. It was rare for me not to have a headache, I had suffered with frequent migraines and intermittent stomach migraines since I was a child. The longer and brighter the sunlight the more extreme the symptoms became. Relief came on dull grey days and I began to dislike long periods of glorious weather. I’d be irritable and quick to anger, less likely to be forgiving of other peoples mistakes especially when on the road. Become unreasonably exhausted after a couple of hours driving, I used to get tension in my neck and jaw. I sometimes clenched my teeth together so hard and for great lengths of time that I eventually damaged them! At its extreme, I became hyper sensitive to taste, touch, smell and hearing.
Before stumbling across your Sunglasses I was a person that rarely wore sunglasses for any length of time, let alone knew much about them. I had no idea that I had found the elite, top of the range advance jobbywhatnot lenses! I would often buy sunglasses in multiples of two, different shapes and styles, some from the cheap end of the market some from the more expensive end. The lens colours would be subtly different. I found that with the majority I would discard them within a week as they were just not right. Or I’d be wearing two pairs at the same time to get the correct lens shade. The lenses were either too dark or pale or the wrong tint, none of the frames fitted properly and were uncomfortable to wear for any length of time. If the lenses felt good I’d persevere with the frames. I’d add sticky tape and cardboard or similar to the arms to get them to stay on. So although I had many pairs of sunglasses, I had rarely worn any of them for more than a few hours a day.
It was a total revelation to find your product. I am now rarely without them and if I ever have the need to replace them I would. Instantly. They are so worth it. I would wear no other.
The first time I tried them on, it was mid March on a bright clear day with blue skies. The relief was instant, not only to my eyes but all of me. I knew there and then they were like no other that I had tried before. I bought then without hesitation. They stayed on my face all day and all evening. I took them off only to go to sleep. They went on again the next day and the next, dawn till dusk pretty much for the first 15 weeks. I felt
like some one had thrown me a life ring! They had – it was you!
18 months ago my daughter was screened at school for Irlems syndrome. I looked it up on the internet! I was tested. I wear my filters in poor light and my Bigatmo’s in brighter light conditions. I find the clarity of the Bigatmo lenses far superior to my filters.
Up until last weekend I had only seen a couple of people wearing Bigatm0. However, I met up with a few friends for a family camping experience last week and between us we had seven pairs of your amazing glasses. We couldn’t speak more highly of them. Some of us prefer the grey lenses and others the Alutra. All of us share the same feelings about our BigAtm0 Sunglasses, they are amazing and we wouldn’t be without them.
They are even great for tired, smoky, hungover eyes.
I have been meaning to write for three years and say thank you so much for developing something that truly does make a difference to me. Every day they enhance my life.
I have to say that I have had a few snags with my glasses along the way and I think I am now on pair number 3. I did say I was proud of myself for not losing them, but I have had a pair stolen and I recently crushed a pair when I forgot they were in my coat pocket. Actually to be totally honest I don’t think it’s that extravagant to have a new pair each year. (It’s about 70p a day.) Cheaper than parking a car for an hour in Ashford! My irlem filters require replacing every 6 months and they are about the same price if not more.
PS: How to ever thank you? Suddenly It dawned on me! Shortly after sunrise the morning after the night before, I stumbled across this scene and couldn’t resist grabbing my camera. It all made sense to me.
Some of our BigAtm0s hanging out together where they had been abandoned.”
Camping with Bigatmo sunglasses. Morning after the night before. Bigatmo's abandoned. until the sun comes up!

Morning after the night before. Bigatmo’s abandoned.

Owain Davies, UK

“I certainly feel my new Bigatmo glasses are lightweight and very comfortable even with a headset on.  The lenses allow for a clear definition while looking out of the cockpit and good colour definition while looking inward at the flight instruments.”

Peter McIntyre, UK

“I chartered a boat on Saturday from Poole and took some friends. We fished south of the isle of white various species were caught Bass, Mackerel, Plaice and Rays.
The glasses were very comfortable no need for a lanyard to stop them falling of my head into the sea. The polarised glasses gave good vision into the sea when netting the fish below water.
They offer a good protection to angler’s eyes from the reflection of the water. I do all sorts of angling sea fishing in the UK around the world, Coarse and fly fishing in the UK, these glasses would suite all these versions of angling.”
Peter wearing polarized Bigatmo sunglasses holding an enormous fish he has caught.

Bigatmo life fishing

Peter wears model 0174. Strato design, Gunmetal frame with Zeolite Polarized lens and Iridescent Blue Mirror Finish.

Scott Jeanes, New Zealand

“The sunglasses you sent have arrived, and they are awesome. Can’t wait to use them in the Yak-52 I fly.”

Neal McDonnell

“I think your website is excellent, very informative and well put together and was extremely easy to use.  The service you give is first class and was much appreciated.  You are obviously very enthusiastic about the product, know lots about the whole sunglass “thing”, and offered me outstanding guidance and information.  It was a far superior service to that I have tried to get in professional opticians, and is backed up by the fact that you both know and understand the environment in which I shall be using the glasses.  I’m not a big fan of buying sunglasses but this has been a very happy process, so thank you both very much.  I shall sing your praises far and wide”

Stuart Pink, private pilot, UK

Stuart says “I chose the bespoke Alutra lens for flying.  The sunglasses sharpen everything, taking any glare away. They react so fast to different light conditions, but you don’t know they are reacting.  I forget I am wearing the sunglasses, they are very comfortable.
Stuart a Bigatmo customer returns to visit us on stand at Sywell Aeroexpo

“They sharpen everything, and react so fast to different light” Stuart Pink, private pilot wears Bigatmo pilot sunglasses

“When buying the sunglasses online, it was very reassuring to have an enthusiastic and knowledgeable person at the end of the phone, giving me the confidence to make a purchase. There’s no going back now, Bigatmo are great as sunglasses for pilots, and I also wear them everywhere else too!”
Stuart wears Model 0150, Meso design, gunmetal frame and a light gold finish.

Adrian James, UK

“What can I say? The Bigatmo’s were absolutely fantastic on our skiing holiday, especially with the anti-fog gel. I skied all day, and never took the glasses off.  The polarisation was faultless and totally indispensable.  I had great confidence in having great vision throughout the day, with the knowledge that I was protecting my eyes from harmful UV, as well as knowing that my eyes would not be as tired at the end of the day. Adrian Skiing
I now keep my Bigatmo’s in the car for when they are required on sunny days, or when the sun is particularly low, and I need the anti-glare protecting provided by your polarising lenses.”
Adrian James wearing Bigatmo prescription polarized sunglasses on a skiing holiday

Adrian wears Meso RX Varifocals with a Natural Titanium Frame, grey polarized lenses with a blue mirror finish

Professional Pilot

“I was in need of getting myself a pair of prescription sunglasses. I’ve been working as an airline pilot for the past 24 years, most of them without a decent pair, so I decided to go searching for the best ones. I came across Bigatmo’s web page, and after a good research about them and some thorough reviews of other brands, I went for Bigatmo’s; the best decision ever.
I purchased a pair of prescription “gunmetal Tropo frame with Zeolite lens and iridescent blue mirror finish”. (Model 0051)
 The sunglasses are superb, really light weight. I wear them for almost seven hours straight during my flights without even noticing them. They don’t distort the colours in the cockpit instruments, while still giving you an excellent protection from the sunlight. The product is well finished in all aspects, and the best part of it, they make me look good when I’m wearing them.  Plus, their customer service is as good as the sunglasses itself, really friendly and diligent to accommodate any requirement you may have.
I highly recommend them; there will be no regrets”

Claire Townley, Restaurant Owner, UK

Claire Townley wears Bigatmo sunglasses

A monkey attempts to steal Claire’s Bigatmos.

“This is just to say a great big thank you for your fabulous glasses and what they mean to me. When I first bought them two yrs. ago I

already had a large collection of sunglasses all prices, fashions, styles and designers (the top branded ones too Chanel… Dior… Ray ban…Prada… Oakley …French connection… Police to name a few but over the course of time the ONLY ones I want to wear are yours!
Don’t take my word for it see for yourself I’ve flicked over my snapshots from my phone just to show you!
Incidentally if I accidentally forget them whilst rushing out even though there are several pairs in the car I will turn around and collect them for the day!
They’ve also stood up the test of time and wear and tear too as you’ll see from the photos they’re still looking good!
Methinks it’s time for a new pair but I don’t think I can wear two at once! Photos to follow…”

Claire wears Model 0235. Strato design, Brunello frame with Zeolite lens and Iridescent Blue Mirror Finish.

 

Steve Lord

“I used the sunglasses in earnest for the first time last month for my break in Malaga. Temperatures were mid to late 70+ all week, with glorious sunshine so therefore the BIGATMO sunglasses really came into their own I must say that they performed really well and would certainly recommend them to any persons who were considering buying a decent pair of sunglasses the quality was outstanding.”

 

Chris Brehm

”I had tried a number of Ray Bans and Oakley’s but they were all pretty much the same; i had to peer over them to see the text, particularly green and magenta.
I got the zeolite lenses, unmirrored, in a Strato graphite frame. They made a big big difference because they let in some narrow bands of the spectrum which I need to see.
They are also light; I don’t even think about the fact I’m wearing them anymore.   The arms are really slender, bayonet-type to fit under a headset, yet are more secure than any I’ve experienced due to their springiness.
The Strato shape is pretty cool; looks like Neo in the Matrix.
I’m really pleased to have sunglasses so tailored to my needs as a pilot.  The long search is over!”

Paul Simpson

”The shades are fantastic. Loving them. Once I’d tried them on it was a done deal. Good luck with the business :-)”

 

 Anusha Wheeler, USA

“Overcast here today! But the glasses work great even with low clouds at 1000 ft. I love flying with them.”

Anusha, a helicopter pilot wearing Bigatmo Tropo photochromic sunglasses standing next to her helicopter on the oil rigs

 

 

 

Anusha wearing Model 0020, Tropo design with a gunmetal frame.