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Grateful Dead Dancing Bears

Even if you’re not a die hard Dead Head, you’ve almost certainly seen this friendly fivesome before. First appearing on the back cover of the 1973 album History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear's Choice), the Dancing Bears* have stuck around as a staple of music iconography for 50 years. And just like the music of the Dead will never stop, we’re pretty sure the Dancing Bears aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Built to last on the fan-favorite Fort Knocks, this pair lets you bring some tie-dye Dancing Bears cheer along no matter where you’re headed!

*If you talk to a purist, they’ll tell you the bears are marching, not dancing. But like thousands of other Deads Heads already have, we’re happy to encourage alternative interpretations.

Dancing Bears

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Grateful Dead Dancing Bears

Fort Knocks
Polarized

Grateful Dead Dancing Bears

Regular price $45.00
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 75 reviews
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Highlights
  • Clear base with an explosion of tie-dye coloring across the entire frame
  • Tie-dye arms decorated with iconic dancing bears on exterior  (well, marching bears if you ask Owsley)
  • Interior of left arm features the Grateful Dead logo
  • Polarized rainbow lenses
  • Silver hardware
  • Dancing Bear lens etch
  • Dancing Bears tie-dye microfiber pouch
  • Commemorative Grateful Dead packaging
  • FDA approved impact resistant lenses with UV400 protection
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Highlights
  • Clear base with an explosion of tie-dye coloring across the entire frame
  • Tie-dye arms decorated with iconic dancing bears on exterior  (well, marching bears if you ask Owsley)
  • Interior of left arm features the Grateful Dead logo
  • Polarized rainbow lenses
  • Silver hardware
  • Dancing Bear lens etch
  • Dancing Bears tie-dye microfiber pouch
  • Commemorative Grateful Dead packaging
  • FDA approved impact resistant lenses with UV400 protection
description

Even if you’re not a die hard Dead Head, you’ve almost certainly seen this friendly fivesome before. First appearing on the back cover of the 1973 album History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear's Choice), the Dancing Bears* have stuck around as a staple of music iconography for 50 years. And just like the music of the Dead will never stop, we’re pretty sure the Dancing Bears aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Built to last on the fan-favorite Fort Knocks, this pair lets you bring some tie-dye Dancing Bears cheer along no matter where you’re headed!

*If you talk to a purist, they’ll tell you the bears are marching, not dancing. But like thousands of other Deads Heads already have, we’re happy to encourage alternative interpretations.

sustainability

In 2022, Knockaroud officially became Plastic Neutral—for every pound of plastic we use, we remove one pound from the environment elsewhere. But that’s far from where our sustainability efforts end. We’ve also implemented minimalist, recycled packaging, eliminated single-use plastics, and included recycled materials in our products whenever possible. There’s always more progress to be made, but we’re committed to putting in the work.

shipping & returns

We ship Monday to Friday from our warehouse here in San Diego, CA, with the exception of holidays. For most standard orders, shipping takes about 5-7 business days depending on your selected carrier method at checkout (please allow up to 12 days for custom shades). Get your order sooner with our priority mail, 2nd day air, or overnight domestic shipping options. Once your order has been handed off to the carrier, you’ll receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking information.


We also offer easy, free returns within 30 days of purchase for most products, with the exception of Custom Shop, Limited Editions, promotional items, and international orders. Check out our Help Center’s FAQ on returns for more information.


Questions? Shoot an email to support@knockaround.com, and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

Size & Fit
Knockaround Grateful Dead Dancing Bears Sunglasses, Front

Description

Even if you’re not a die hard Dead Head, you’ve almost certainly seen this friendly fivesome before. First appearing on the back cover of the 1973 album History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear's Choice), the Dancing Bears* have stuck around as a staple of music iconography for 50 years. And just like the music of the Dead will never stop, we’re pretty sure the Dancing Bears aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Built to last on the fan-favorite Fort Knocks, this pair lets you bring some tie-dye Dancing Bears cheer along no matter where you’re headed!

*If you talk to a purist, they’ll tell you the bears are marching, not dancing. But like thousands of other Deads Heads already have, we’re happy to encourage alternative interpretations.

Sustainability

In 2022, Knockaroud officially became Plastic Neutral—for every pound of plastic we use, we remove one pound from the environment elsewhere. But that’s far from where our sustainability efforts end. We’ve also implemented minimalist, recycled packaging, eliminated single-use plastics, and included recycled materials in our products whenever possible. There’s always more progress to be made, but we’re committed to putting in the work.

Shipping & returns

We ship Monday to Friday from our warehouse here in San Diego, CA, with the exception of holidays. For most standard orders, shipping takes about 5-7 business days depending on your selected carrier method at checkout (please allow up to 12 days for custom shades). Get your order sooner with our priority mail, 2nd day air, or overnight domestic shipping options. Once your order has been handed off to the carrier, you’ll receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking information.


We also offer easy, free returns within 30 days of purchase for most products, with the exception of Custom Shop, Limited Editions, promotional items, and international orders. Check out our Help Center’s FAQ on returns for more information.


Questions? Shoot an email to support@knockaround.com, and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

Measurements

  • frame height

    49mm

  • frame width

    148mm

  • lens width

    54mm

  • nose bridge width

    21mm

  • temple length

    139mm

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Medium

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Large

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Diamond

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Sun and San Diego

Born, raised, and bathed in San Diego sunshine, Knockaround is the original, affordable sunglasses brand. Since 2005 we’ve committed to making durable shades that are both practical and stylish. Our stellar customer service and ever-growing selection of high-quality eyewear have made us not just hometown favorites, but go-to’s across the globe!

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KNOCKAROUND IS PLASTIC NEUTRAL

Making high-quality shades is the core of what we do, but inevitably that means we contribute to excess plastic byproduct. The idea of being a net drain on the environment doesn’t sit well with us, so we partnered with 4ocean to maintain plastic neutrality and work further to improve the environmental friendliness of our process.

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