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i am an AVID kayak bass fisherman. Rabid, might be a better description. i have been casually shopping for higher end glasses. i need side coverage. i want side coverage. i bought several pairs of Bajio Sunglasses only to have to return them because nothing fit my giant melon of a head.

i just went to a store to try on the more readily avaialble Costa Del Mar sunglasses. i found 3 styles that fit. two fit well! i didnt buy anything, because i try not to impulse shop, plus i wanted to go home to read up on each style. i think i will buy Glass lens sunglasses. i tend to destroy my plastic lenses: up to this point, mostly Oakley stuff.

man o man! parting with that kinda cash is nuts, no? anyone wearing Costas?
 
I had older Ray Ban and Serengeti sunglasses that were both glass lenses. I wore them for years until in both cases the frames got mangled. In both cases the lenses were still in fantastic shape. Newer plastic lenses suck - they are made to be consumable so you have to buy new ones.
 
My suggestion is Maui Gem in glass. The color and clarity is amazing and they have several wrap around styles to choose from. Smith also makes decent fishing sunglasses and the color is good as well but I don’t think they have them in glass. The problem with plastic is that clarity suffers and they scratch much easier.
 
Go for something like these?

He has some killer matching fishing gear, too...

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To add to my previous post, I’ve broken several frames through the years since I’ve owned many pairs of Maui Jem sunglasses. When you break a pair and they can no longer support that style, because they don’t have any stock, they give you a coupon for 50% off of your next purchase. This saves you a lot of money, obviously, so it’s a good option.
 
To add to my previous post, I’ve broken several frames through the years since I’ve owned many pairs of Maui Jem sunglasses. When you break a pair and they can no longer support that style, because they don’t have any stock, they give you a coupon for 50% off of your next purchase. This saves you a lot of money, obviously, so it’s a good option.
Much better than Oakley.
 
I’ve sent my Maui Jims in several times for repair. It’s not cheap, but certainly cheaper than buying a new pair each time.

Although glass is much, much more scratch resistant than plastic, it’s quite heavy relative to plastic. If you have money to burn and the weight bothers you, you can get the Maui Jims in plastic and just plan on sending them in for repair whenever they get scratched enough. It’s been a while, but I seem to recall repairs running around $80-$90 or so.
 
Serengeti for me since like 25 years now...
I bought my now wife a pair of Serengeti sunglasses when we first started going out. They were very good sunglasses for sure. Then after personally owning a pair of Maui Gems in glass I bought her a pair. She loved them both but the glass, which she didn’t have in the Serengeti’s totally blew her away. For me, the clarity outweighs the issue with weight but I understand the advantages of plastic. I’m much older now and wear glasses and I hate them to be heavy since they’re sitting on my nose all day long every day.
 
I should have added that it's glass Serengeti's I was referring to, I completely agree that there is NO substitute for good glass with great coatings!
 
I completely agree! I have tried so many different lenses and while glass is definitely heavier, nothing can beat it for clarity and that feeling you get when the color of everything feels like you’re on really good drugs😂. Not that I have any first hand knowledge of course.
 
I would not know what you are talking about, drugs? I have a recollection of some very vivid colors after fasting a day and then enjoying some strictly vegan preparations...
 
I should have added that it's glass Serengeti's I was referring to, I completely agree that there is NO substitute for good glass with great coatings!

Those high contrast copper Serengeti lenses are awesome for driving. I had a pair ages and ages ago but lost them somewhere along the way. Currently loving my Maui Jim titanium frames though.
 
my fave Serengeti's had a titanium frame and a flexible frame, so comfy I forgot them one day while diving into the Ocean....gone...currently using their Treviso Les Mans in the car.
 
I would not know what you are talking about, drugs? I have a recollection of some very vivid colors after fasting a day and then enjoying some strictly vegan
I know, we just all imagine what it’s all about😉. I vividly remember when I was in my late teens, early 20’s wearing a pair of vuarnet cat eye sun glasses and thinking nothing is better than this. Then many years later I purchased a pair of Maui Gem glass lens sunglasses 😎 and was truly blown away. Of course they were polarized, which makes a huge difference when you’re on the ski slope, mountaineering on snow or on the water. I loved the fact that I could look into the water while fly fishing and see the fish coming to the surface for my dry fly.
 
Cheapos from decathlon... because no matter how much they cost I end up losing them anyway.
Most useful in sunglasses is IMO photochromic glass; it changes tint based on available sunlight. Especially useful for mountaineering... having some that can go from cat 2 to cat 4 basically means you barely even notice you have them on regardless of the weather changes.
 
Forgot, if your head is somehow odd shaped and does not fit many regular frames (as mine) go see a specialist shop. You won't get cut throat prices but the advice on which frames to consider is priceless (if the shop is good and not just a box pusher where a young kid is doing the work) as a 'bonus' they'll adapt the frame and nose wings etc, which helps wear comfort in a ridiculous manner. width of frame, nose width, etc all have to be taken into consideration and it's hard to choose online IMO.
 
Been looking through Maui Jim's glass wrap
arounds since early 90's. Simply the best I'd experienced. Sailing, kayaking just going out the door into sunshine. Baseball hat & sunglasses. In a word of cheap sunglasses they have a following of quality product & good customer service around the world.
 
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