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Old 11-18-2014, 12:48 PM   #1
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What Sunglasses Do You Prefer For Fishing?

I recently had a pair of Costa Fisch sunglasses that I noticed had some circular spots on them. I tried to clean them off but nope the coating was coming off on the glass lenses.

I sent them back to Costa and for 11.99 they are going to replace the same lenses and give me brand new frames under the warranty which is lifetime.

I have owned maui jims before and they are great also. The return charges are now 50 dollars. They use to be free under warranty. I think the lenses on the maui jim may be better but costa is pretty close.

I have also heard good things about Smith sunglasses but have never tried them.

Tons of sunglass brands out there. Costa seems to be a fishing sunglass specialty brand.

Which sunglasses do you like for fishing the best?
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:50 PM   #2
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Smith Optics all the way. I have been wearing them for 5+ years now and love every set ive had.

I absolutely love the Smith Elite stuff as the lenses are Z87+ and do not scratch. light frames as well. Dig them- great for shooting sports or if you are hard on glasses like I am.

Chromapop models however are where it is really at for on the water. Zero glare- they are amazing glasses.
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:03 PM   #3
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Smith Optics all the way. I have been wearing them for 5+ years now and love every set ive had.

I absolutely love the Smith Elite stuff as the lenses are Z87+ and do not scratch. light frames as well. Dig them- great for shooting sports or if you are hard on glasses like I am.

Chromapop models however are where it is really at for on the water. Zero glare- they are amazing glasses.
Do you carry them at the store?
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:55 PM   #4
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maui jims a lil expensive but worth every penny
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:55 PM   #5
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I'm going on my 2nd pair of Maui Jim glasses.

They're not cheap but they're worth every penny
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:19 PM   #6
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Been wearing smiths for some time now. Great warranty, and have replaced glasses that were over 5 years old. The tint level and the polarized lens are key to good vision on the water.
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:24 PM   #7
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Do you carry them at the store?
OEX carries some of the Smith brands but not actual Smith. They are pretty easy to find though especially in stores that do Snowsports.
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:32 PM   #8
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Here is a list.

http://www.bassmaster.com/slideshow/hot-new-shades-2014
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:41 PM   #9
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Interesting article comparing the Smith chromapop vs Costa 580G sunglasses. Then again it is on Costa's website so it may be biased.

https://www.costadelmar.com/inside-c...580-technology
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:51 PM   #10
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OEX carries some of the Smith brands but not actual Smith. They are pretty easy to find though especially in stores that do Snowsports.
Sunclouds are cheep, they work, and dosent hurt the pocket book if they end up the end up in the La Jolla surf.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:08 PM   #11
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Sunclouds are cheep, they work, and dosent hurt the pocket book if they end up the end up in the La Jolla surf.
I bought a pair of Suncloud Warrant sunglasses. Sports Chalet will match any offer online so I found them on amazon and they matched the price.

I bought them because they fit me so well. For a cheap pair of sunglasses they will do fine for a backup.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:20 PM   #12
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I wear Julbo's and really like them. Lightweight, comfortable, self adjusting tint, and a nice coating that helps repel water.
BONUS..... They won't break the bank.
Julbo has been making precision sunglasses for 125 years!
Check them out.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:33 PM   #13
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I wear Julbo's and really like them. Lightweight, comfortable, self adjusting tint, and a nice coating that helps repel water.
BONUS..... They won't break the bank.
Julbo has been making precision sunglasses for 125 years!
Check them out.
Julbousa.com
Never heard of these sunglasses before. The styling looks good on the frames. What model julbo's do you have?

Are they all plastic lenses or do they have glass also?
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:50 PM   #14
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Its all about the Bombers (fuzz bomb)! Good polarization, very light, pretty cheap, and they float! They are very popular in the outrigger paddling community.

http://www.bombereyewear.com/index.php
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:58 PM   #15
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I have those super cool ones that go over my prescription glasses.
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:00 PM   #16
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Its all about the Bombers (fuzz bomb)! Good polarization, very light, pretty cheap, and they float! They are very popular in the outrigger paddling community.

http://www.bombereyewear.com/index.php
Interesting and very affordable.
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Old 11-19-2014, 06:02 PM   #17
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Sunglasses?

I just squint.
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Old 11-19-2014, 06:46 PM   #18
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These sunglasses have gotten good reviews on field and stream.

http://www.habervision.com/sunglasses/fishing.aspx
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Old 11-19-2014, 06:55 PM   #19
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I break my glasses so I go with the swap meet special two pairs of polarized for $15.
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:23 PM   #20
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I vote for the Smith Optics also.

Three years ago I switched from Maui Jims to the Smiths and never looked back. I have two different pairs but both chroma pop, one for low light/overcast days and another for full sun. They are awesome glasses
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