Shades Born
On a River

Est. 2020

Our story starts along the Green River, running from Eastern Utah as it carves a path for 450 miles through beautiful mountain, canyon and desert until it coverges with the mighty Colorado River. This is where we spend our summers.

As we float down the Green we retrieve trash and treasure from the river bottom. Sunglasses and driftwood are two of our favorite finds. I can't begin to count how many pairs of Ray Bans and Oakleys we've collected over the years. 

In 2020 it finally hit us... 

Combine the beauty and density of wood with the style and functionality of sunglasses to create a pair of shades.... that float.

So we got to work and found that bamboo is a highly renewable resource that is both lightweight and strong – PERFECT for sunglasses. We designed a simple pair of floating shades and added a colorful polarized UV400 lens with a flexible hinge. We found a manufacturer and the first pair floating bamboo shades were born.

In 2020 we made 100 pairs to "test the water" and sold out within a few weeks. We officially launched Eastern Outer in 2021 with our floating bamboo shades and have since added new styles and ski goggles.

Eastern Outer is a family-owned business headquartered in Utah. We are a small team of creatives that loves the outdoors and design products to support our lifestyle and the environment. 


Get FREE SHIPPING within the US on all orders of $49 or more. We also offer expedited shipping options if you need it ASAP (these rates are provided by the carriers).


We make returns and exchanges super-easy. Simply contact us if your order does not fit or meet expectations – and we'll send you a return label to send it back or make an exchange. 


Sit on your shades? We'll send you a new pair. Simply contact us with a photo of the damaged item along with your order number, and we will send you a new item free of charge, within 90 days. This warranty does not cover lost or stolen products.


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