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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  Top Pick Award 
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Pros Excellent eye protection, lightweight, all-day comfort, good warranty/repair policy, durable frame, inexpensiveGreat clarity, excellent contrast with little color distortion, flexing frames, works for most facesExcellent protection, great clarity, extremely comfortable, good for active endeavors, good for many facesExcellent eye protection and coverage, durable design, great contrast with minimal color distortion, superb caseGreat lens clarity, universally flattering style, surprisingly comfortable, durable build, good eye protection
Cons Small size, may hit eyebrows, frames picked up scratchesPeripheral coverage not ideal, cleaner bag a little stiff, may be sporty-lookingDeveloped a slight lens defect, fit is less secure, coverage could be betterHeavy, large overall size and fit, expensiveNot polarized, heavy, large, case not overly protective, expensive
Bottom Line These are relatively inexpensive and versatile high-performance sunglassesA top-notch combo of versatility, functionality, and styleExcellent protection and great comfort, though not totally perfectA great pair with excellent coverage and top-notch lens quality, but a bit heavyNot only do these sunglasses provide good eye protection, they also have swagger
Rating Categories Native Eyewear Highline Kaenon Clarke Costa Del Mar Spearo Maui Jim Kahi Vuarnet District Medium Round
Lens Quality (30%)
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9
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7
Comfort (25%)
8
8
9
7
7
Frame Quality (20%)
6
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8
Style And Versatility (15%)
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Coverage (10%)
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Specs Native Eyewear... Kaenon Clarke Costa Del Mar Spearo Maui Jim Kahi Vuarnet District...
Lens Tested Brown Grey 12 Pacific Blue Mirror Blue Mirror HCL Bronze Brown Lynx
Ideal Activity everyday water sports water sports everyday everyday
Ideal Lens Light Conditions Medium to bright light Bright light Bright light Medium to bright light Medium to bright light
Polarized Yes Yes Yes Yes No, but it is available
Fit Medium Medium-Full Medium-Large Large Medium-Large
Weight (grams) 28g 29g 29g 40g 37g
UV Protection 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Visible Light Transmission (VLT) 13% 12% 10% 15% 9%
VLT Protection Index cat 3 cat 3 cat 3 cat 3 cat 3
HEV/Blue Light Protection 96% not specified 100% 95% 97%
Infrared Protection 40% 0% 0% "infrared effective" 93%
Neutral/Contrast Increased contrast Increased contrast Increased contrast Increased contrast Increased contrast
Lens Material plastic poly-crystal carbonate plastic - "SR-91" polycarbonate glass - 580 Polarized (polycarbonate available) glass - "SuperThin Glass" glass - mineral glass
Impact Resistance Yes Yes No No Yes
Protective Coatings Anti-scratch, wter repellent Anti-reflective back, hydro-oleophobic, mirror Anti-scratch, hydro-oleaophobic, mirror Anti-reflective on front and back Anti-reflective back, silver bi-shade mirror
Can take prescription lens? No Yes Yes Yes No
Hinge type Standard/barrel Standard/barrel Spring/flex Spring/flex Standard/barrel
Case Included Rigid zippered and soft/cleaning bag Rigid zippered and soft/cleaning bag Rigid zippered and soft/cleaning bag Hard rigid clam case and soft/cleaning bag Semi-rigid flex case and cleaning cloth
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