Sunglass Model ID Help
Need help finding out which model of Fast Metal Sunglasses you have?
The best way to start is to browse our "Sunglasses" selection above, which has model names and a picture example. Some of our models do look very similar though, so on this page we will highlight the differences between some of our most similar models.
Some Fast Metal sunglasses are available in what we call a "hybrid" model. This just means they have a metal face, but use temples (or arms) made of Grilamid Nylon instead of metal. Grilamid Nylon has a look and feel very similar to plastic. Everything else is the same as the non-hybrid version of that model, including lenses and accessory compatibility.
The word Hybrid currently only applies to Speed Demon, Pioneer, and Jensen models that have the Nylon temples. A Speed Demon with metal temples, for example is just called "Speed Demon". With Nylon temples however, it is called "Speed Demon Hybrid".
Fast Metal has a few sunglass models that share a very similar wrap-around style and appearance.
1. Speed Demon
4. Screaming Demon
Let's start with the Screaming Demon since it's easiest to tell apart from the others.
Screaming Demon does not have a metal face or temples, and is instead made completely from a durable Grilamid Nylon, which has a very similar look and feel to plastic. It is very lightweight and has hinges that feel like they "snap" open into place.
Speed Demon and Shifter
Speed Demon and Shifter are identical in appearance with the exception of the color of the temples.
The Shifter, shown below on the left, comes only in a unique color combination of a black face with aluminum colored temples.
Speed Demon comes in a variety of colors and finishes, and is most often confused with the Pioneer. The key difference is the frame height. Speed Demon has a taller frame than Pioneer. If you follow the bottom contour of the Speed Demon frame from the center to the outside, the frame has a "step" up near the outside of the lens before the frame meets the temple to account for the taller frame. The Pioneer does not have this, and transitions smoothly without this "step".
All Lenses and accessories compatible with Speed Demon are also fully compatible with Shifter.
If its metal, its not a Screaming Demon. Its not a Shifter because of the color. The most common confusion here is between Pioneer and Speed Demon.
The key difference is the frame height. Speed Demon has a taller frame than Pioneer. If you follow the bottom contour of the Speed Demon frame from the center to the outside, the frame has a "step" up near the outside of the lens before the frame meets the temple to account for the taller frame. The Pioneer does not have this, and transitions smoothly without this "step".
These are our Mav and Goose aviator sunglasses.
Only the Mav comes in a Gold frame. If you're rocking Gold, you know which one you have. Mav and Goose both also come in a Gun Metal Frame, but here are the biggest visual differences that will let you tell them apart easily:
Mav has a thinner frame support at the top of the sunglasses. The temple is also straight with no step.
Goose has a thicker frame support at the top of the sunglasses. Its temple has a stepped shape that gets thinner after the hinge area.
MEET THE JENSENS
Of these four similar styles, Clarion has a unique face shape that is more rounded than the other two. It also has a small visor-like fin on the inside that helps block overhead sun. The temple is also a special co-injected material with a soft rubber padding where the temple rests on the ear.
Kenwood's most noticeable feature are the woodgrain pattern on the temples. It also shares the inner visor feature with the Clarion. A lesser noticeable feature is that the lower corners of the frame are more square than the Jensen Hybrid.
The Full Metal Jensen (or FMJ for short) is made entirely of aluminum unlike the other three. The biggest visual difference is the rivet pattern on the side which looks like a SIX on a dice block ( : : : ). You may also notice that the hinge is spring-loaded.
If none of the above features apply, you are looking at the Jensen Hybrid.
ROADIE AND SUNDOWN
Roadie and Sundown are very similar styles, with the only difference being in the height and shape of the frame. You can tell these apart from the Jensen-like frames because they do not have an aluminum face plate, and are made instead entirely out of Nylon, which resembles plastic in look and feel.
Roadie has a taller frame and lens than Sundown.
Sundown is the shorter of the two and has a "notch" shape in the nose area between the lenses.