24th April, 2017
Latest Bigatmo Customer Testimonials
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!
As used by the #globalstarsaerobaticteam
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.
Proof that I’m making good use of your sunglasses! Very pleased with my purchase.
All received in good order and they are absolutely perfect, thank you so much!
Already getting compliments too!
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.
Yeah love the sunglasses, just what I needed for work and bright sunlight!
Fit and vision as good as expected, thank you all very much.
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
Recevied the package 48h after order !
“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”
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
and as you pointed out, once eyes are adjusted, doesn’t feel like you’re even looking through a tinted lens. Splendid!
‘’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
hello, i recieived my srato 0136 …….just wan to tell you they are amazing i love them…..
“These are the best sunglasses I have ever had. Ideal for flying because they are so comfortable under a headset.”
“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! ”
““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!”
“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!”
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.
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…
“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”
“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.”
“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.”
“Sunglasses have arrived today! I love the shape, the low weight, the tightness around my face, the comfort on the nose.”
“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.
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
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 knew 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.
“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.”
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.”
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.
Bill & Sara Billet
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.
“I wore them for the first time on a lovely flight from Scottsdale to Sedona. They’re great!”
“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!”
“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!”
“Thank you for the great service. Used my new Bigatmo’s today flying and they were great!”
“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”
See the full range of Bigatmo Tropo sunglasses here.
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.”
“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!”
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.
Some of our BigAtm0s hanging out together where they had been 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
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.”
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.”
Stuart Pink, private pilot, UK
Adrian James, UK
Claire Townley, Restaurant Owner, UK
“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.
“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.”
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.
”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 wearing Model 0020, Tropo design with a gunmetal frame.