Introducing the New Ombraz Cammina Armless Sunglasses


Introducing the New Ombraz Cammina Armless Sunglasses

The Ombraz Cammina is a new Italian-inspired contemporary style from the brand that specializes in armless sunglasses. Josh got his hands on a pair of the new Cammina ahead of today’s launch and, below, shares an overview of the new design in addition to a comparison with other favorites in the Ombraz catalog.

We were early adopters of Ombraz ’round here at The Radavist and have been big fans since their initial launch in 2018, even offering our signature Radavist Dolomite colorway last year. The “armless” design lends well to various outdoor activities, including cycling, and the Ombraz team makes a strong effort to reduce their environmental impact while offering high-quality products.

While the Ombraz catalog primarily offers styles for active pursuits, the Cammina design references “Italian elegance” yet retains the same core features Ombraz is known for. Essentially, it’s made to look good on and off the bike.

Quick Hits

  • Available in charcoal or tortoise frame colors
  • Scratch-resistant oleophobic Carl Zeiss optics in gray, brown, or yellow
  • Japanese-woven, 100% recycled adjustable nylon cord
  • Regular and narrow sizing options
  • Ombraz plants 20 mangrove trees for every pair of sunglasses sold
  • $160

Ombraz Armless

While I still wear plenty of traditional glasses, I have accumulated a few pairs of Ombraz over the years as I find them functionally compatible with my lifestyle. Particularly now that Ombraz has multiple styles available in larger frame sizes to better fit my big head.

Their optics are top-notch, and I find that the lenses scratch less than those of some other high-end brands. Additionally, the recycled nylon chord is comfortable whether I’m wearing a hat or helmet and prevents broken arms like I’m unfortunately subject to doing with traditional glasses. My ears and head don’t hurt after a long day of wearing them, and I don’t find that they are prone to fogging like others have in the past.

Additionally, I find Ombraz particularly suited to bike touring (as their flat shape, when stored, stows away in tight spaces) and photography when I’m constantly taking my glasses on and off to look through a viewfinder.

Ombraz Cammina

In my opinion, Ombraz has nailed the stylistic aspects of its offerings over the years. When I wear mine off the bike around town or traveling, I don’t feel like I’m wearing overtly sporty eyewear. And the bonus is that when I am traveling, I only need to pack one pair of Ombraz rather than separate pairs of causal and active glasses.

With the new Cammina style, however, Ombraz is leaning further into “active elegance.” In a colorfully worded press release, Ombraz co-founder Jensen Brehm described the fully Italian-made frame as:

“This contemporary frame takes inspiration from the Italian verb “to walk” and pays homage to timeless Italian flair… The Cammina may be our most elegant frame to date, but also our most versatile. Combining Italian-inspired elegance and unparalleled functionality, the Cammina’s contours complement round, square, and narrow face shapes.”

Versatile Shapes

The armless design gets a lot of attention when I wear Ombraz in public, so I end up talking to lots of people about them.  One aspect that regularly comes up is the size offerings throughout the product catalog. Ombraz makes a variety of different sizes of each frame. The Cammina, as described above, comes in narrow and regular fits, while other models have XL versions.

We picked up Classic and Viale frames for our kids in the narrow fitment. After breaking multiple pairs of fairly expensive glasses while riding and camping, we opted for Ombraz. I realize this is a spendy option for kids, but they fit great and are much easier to care for, so worth it in the long run.

Size Comparison

My Cammina is a “regular” fit. Compared to the other models I have, they are most similar to the regular-sized Classics (pictured above in the clear color) and slightly smaller than the tortoise XL Leggero (also shown above).

I have a fairly large head, but I find the regular fit in the Cammina congruent with the frame’s stylistic focus. With its flat shape, compared to the slight contour of something like Leggero, I don’t want Cammina to be even larger.

If you’d like to see more about the Cammina or other armless glasses, head to Ombraz