Charleston, SC - December 18, 2017 - Today Distil Union introduces MagLock™ Sunglasses, the first flexible sunglasses with fully integrated magnets that securely clasp to a shirt and instantly mount to any magnetic surface. This simple innovation eliminates the need for typical add-on neckwear, straps or clips, ensuring the sunglasses stay put and protected while not being worn.
Designed to be effortlessly mounted and comfortable to wear, MagLock Sunglasses solve the problem of dropped and scratched or lost sunglasses with embedded magnets to secure themselves to your shirt or bag.
MagLock Sunglasses are unbreakable and unshakeable– suitable for everyday wear, and perfect for those with active lifestyles.
The flexible shape-memory frames provide a great fit and all-day comfort, with a soft-touch feel that helps prevent nose slips. Lightweight, polarized lenses are scratch-resistant and provide 100% UV-A and UV-B protection, making eye health part of not just an occasional outdoor adventure but also the daily commute.
To reduce the occurrence of being lost of misplaced, MagLock Sunglasses instantly mount to any magnetic surface – like a light switch or refrigerator – so they are in sight and close at hand, without the need for additional mounts or clips. “Sunglasses are notoriously difficult to keep track of– and the best pair really are the ones you have with you” explained Nate Justiss, Distil Union co-founder and lead designer, who first explored the concept of magnetic sunglasses after losing an expensive pair of his own. Six years after creating a set for personal use, Justiss hasn’t been able to shake those first prototypes. The design duo has now developed their first line of eyewear to bring this simple solution to more people.
In celebration of National Sunglasses Day, MagLock Sunglasses were launched in a crowd-funding campaign on June 27th. MagLock is the company’s seventh successful Kickstarter, raising $100,733 and surpassing their funding goal by 671%.
“Because we’re designing for a new functionality in sunglasses, we took a fresh approach to the materials and construction– improving not only sunglass function, but also comfort and fit.” –Nate Justiss, Industrial Designer
To solve the problem of dropped and scratched or lost sunglasses, MagLock frames feature embedded magnets to secure themselves to your shirt or bag. Instantly mount MagLock Sunglasses to any magnetic surface – like your light switch or refrigerator – so they are close at hand, all without the need for additional straps, mounts or clips.
MagLock Sunglasses are available in two timeless, unisex styles:
“Folly” Seafarer is a classic wayfarer shape with keyhole bridge and laidback styling Named after Folly Beach, Charleston’s surf-haven at the “Edge of America.” Available in 4 matte colors: Anchor Black, Storm Gray, Kelp Green and Surf Turquoise.
“Sullivan” Aviator is a modern aviator with iconic double bridge Named after Sullivan’s Island, home of Charleston’s surprisingly modern lighthouse. Available in 4 matte colors: Anchor Black, Storm Gray, Marine Blue and Sand Tan.
Available now for $79.99, the purchase of MagLock Sunglasses includes a microfiber sleeve that doubles for lens cleaning, plus a protective Origami Case that folds flat for easy everyday carry.