GATORZ was founded in 1989 in San Diego, California with the intent to build tough, hand crafted, American made eyewear from billet aluminum. The goal was to provide the most innovative and durable eye protection for those who push the limits every day.

As an enthusiast based veteran and employee owned business, our mission is to craft purpose built, American made, gear that inspires our community to go beyond the standard and live a life with purpose. Every piece of GATORZ eyewear is meticulously designed, engineered and hand crafted to perform its best and to integrate seamlessly for whatever mission you choose.

At GATORZ, made in the USA is more than just a tagline - it's a religion. The belief is that when you create and build quality products in America, you support American industries, you create American jobs, and you boost the American economy. As a team owned American business, this objective is mission critical.

In 2024, GATORZ celebrates its 35th anniversary of handcrafting durable American made eyewear for the hard working people who have forged and protected our great nation. After three decades, our focus remains on innovation and technology to meet the needs of the GATORZ believer and provide a lifetime guarantee of performance, durability and comfort.

On duty, GATORZ have been appreciated for durability and adjustable fit. GATORZ use of aluminum allows for a thin, adjustable temple without compromising strength. These unique features make comfort and compatibility with other gear more superior than other eye protection. The facial-wrap design also proved superior in protection against wind, dust and debris that typically works its way around non-custom-fit eyewear. For more than thirty years, GATORZ has been the professional’s choice when eye protection and visual clarity is essential. Backed by the longevity of crafting durable eyewear, today GATORZ produces a wide variety of frame shapes and lens types.

Never resting, our focus is on innovation and technology to meet the needs of our consumers. Crafting high-velocity, impact-resistant lenses, to pair with the durable billet aluminum frames, is just one of the many ways GATORZ pushes the envelope on performance eyewear, including ANSI Z87.1, MILSPEC Ballistic (ideal on the job, at the range and for everyday carry) and optimized polarized lens options that don’t obscure digital screens. GATORZ are crafted to fit your lifestyle and designed to be the best eyewear for any use, whether shooting, working, or exploring the outdoors. You have but one set of eyes to get you through life, don’t you think they deserve the best?