B&L Ray-Ban CATS 7000 G-31 Mirrored Glacier Glasses

1 Vintage B&L Ray-Ban L4125 CATS 7000 black glacier glasses are highly valued by skiers and outdoorsmen for their comfortable fit, great style, and unparalleled optical quality and visual acuity in extreme glare conditions like snow and ice. You can't beat the look or the performance of the highly reflective Bausch & Lomb G-31 silver mirrored lenses, the definitive optical lens for extreme snow and ski conditions. The leather side blinkers protect your eyes from the sides, and the French nylon frame ensures they won't stick to your skin even in the most extreme conditions. The blinkers rotate inward to permit the glasses to fold and close, and a retaining cord keeps them secure around your neck along with the adjustable "shooter" ear stems that wrap behind your ears for maximum security. You'll find the Ray-Ban logo embossed on the exterior of both ear stems, and the inside of one stem is impressed Frame France along with the French crown mark while the other stem is marked Bausch & Lomb Frame France. The unisex Ray-Ban L4125 CATS 7000 frame measures approximately 5.5" temple to temple with B&L G-31 mirror lenses that measure approximately 2.25" x 1.875" at the widest points with both laser etched BL near the hinges. An icon of modern sports eyewear and a production twin of the analogous Vuarnet 027 glacier glasses seen in the James Bond movie Spectre.

Item VS593-1 / Price: SOLD

1A Step up another level beyond our already unequaled vintage condition standards with Bausch & Lomb Ray-Ban Arctic CATS 7000 G-31 mirrored glacier glasses with embossed Ray-Ban logo on both ear stems in mint, unworn condition.

Item VS593-1A / Price: $485.00

2 If you prefer more subtle branding on your sunglasses, Bausch & Lomb made some of these identical CATS 7000 black glacier glasses in the mid-1980s for the US Ski Team because of a brand conflict with an official Olympic sponsor. As such, the Ray-Ban brand could not be used so they were provided to members of the American and other Olympic teams as Bausch & Lomb eyewear, and a small number of them were also sold to the general public as Ray-Ban Sport sunglasses. These B&L black glacier glasses are identical in appearance to #1 above with full mirror Bausch & Lomb lenses and leather side blinkers but do not have the Ray-Ban CATS branding on the outside of the ear stems. Both lenses are laser etched BL and included is the original Bausch & Lomb case in which they were sold.

Item VS593-2 / Price: $325.00

2A Step up another level beyond our already unequaled vintage condition standards with US Ski Team Bausch & Lomb Arctic CATS 7000 G-31 mirrored glacier glasses without embossed Ray-Ban logo on the ear stems in mint, unworn condition.

Item VS593-2A / Price: $385.00

3 In 1993-1995, Bausch & Lomb marked one ear stem with the Ray-Ban logo on their CATS 7000 glacier glasses as per the pair pictured below but marked the other stem with the Ray-Ban CATS logo. This is a cool variation and very hard to find today, and other than the inclusion of the CATS logo are otherwise identical in size, shape, appearance, and marks with #1.

Item VS593-3 / Price: $325.00

3A Step up another level beyond our already unequaled vintage condition standards with Bausch & Lomb Arctic CATS 7000 G-31 mirrored glacier glasses with Ray-Ban logo on one ear stem and CATS paw logo on the other stem in mint, unworn condition.

Item VS593-3A / Price: $385.00

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