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Pros Excellent protection, great clarity, extremely comfortable, good for active endeavors, good for many facesGreat clarity, excellent contrast with little color distortion, flexing frames, works for most 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 protectionGood contrast, superb clarity, excellent protective coatings, stay in place, lightweight, all-day comfort
Cons Developed a slight lens defect, fit is less secure, coverage could be betterPeripheral coverage not ideal, cleaner bag a little stiff, may be sporty-lookingHeavy, large overall size and fit, expensiveNot polarized, heavy, large, case not overly protective, expensiveNot very stylish, lighter tint suffers in bright light, copper lens distorts colors, too small, expensive
Bottom Line Excellent protection and great comfort, though not totally perfectA top-notch combo of versatility, functionality, and styleA 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 swaggerFor any activity on the water, you’ll be happy to have the top-notch quality and performance of these glasses
Rating Categories Costa Del Mar Spearo Kaenon Clarke Maui Jim Kahi Vuarnet District Medium Round Costa Del Mar Hinano
Lens Quality (30%)
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9
Comfort (25%)
9
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8
Frame Quality (20%)
8
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Style And Versatility (15%)
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Coverage (10%)
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Specs Costa Del Mar Spearo Kaenon Clarke Maui Jim Kahi Vuarnet District... Costa Del Mar Hinano
Lens Tested Blue Mirror Grey 12 Pacific Blue Mirror HCL Bronze Brown Lynx Copper 580P
Ideal Activity water sports water sports everyday everyday everyday
Ideal Lens Light Conditions Bright light Bright light Medium to bright light Medium to bright light Low to bright light
Polarized Yes Yes Yes No, but it is available Yes
Fit Medium-Large Medium-Full Large Medium-Large Small
Weight (grams) 29g 29g 40g 37g 25g
UV Protection 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Visible Light Transmission (VLT) 10% 12% 15% 9% 12%
VLT Protection Index cat 3 cat 3 cat 3 cat 3 cat 3
HEV/Blue Light Protection 100% not specified 95% 97% 100%
Infrared Protection 0% 0% "infrared effective" 93% 0%
Neutral/Contrast Increased contrast Increased contrast Increased contrast Increased contrast Increased contrast
Lens Material glass - 580 Polarized (polycarbonate available) plastic - "SR-91" polycarbonate glass - "SuperThin Glass" glass - mineral glass glass - 580 Polarized
Impact Resistance No Yes No Yes No
Protective Coatings Anti-scratch, hydro-oleaophobic, mirror Anti-reflective back, hydro-oleophobic, mirror Anti-reflective on front and back Anti-reflective back, silver bi-shade mirror Anti-scratch, oil repellent, water repellent, naturally scratch resistant
Can take prescription lens? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Hinge type Spring/flex Standard/barrel Spring/flex Standard/barrel Spring/flex
Case Included 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 Rigid zippered and cleaning cloth
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