If the words "outdoors" and "on the water" mean the same thing to you, then you need to get a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses. They have polarized lenses and are lightweight and made for harsh sun environments. Costa del Mar uses three lens materials: glass, CR-39, and polycarbonate. All of them are 100% polarized and have 100% protection from UVA, UVB, and UVC rays.
Costa Del Mar makes two quality levels of lenses. The 400 is offered in each of the three materials. It is designed to eliminate glare at a wavelength of 400 nanometers, which is on the blue end of the spectrum, in order to give the wearer clearer vision and little or no eyestrain. The 580 is the company's premium lens series. They eliminate glare at a wavelength of 580 nanometers, which is in the yellow part of the spectrum. Since yellow is the hardest light for eyes to process, the 580 lenses almost completely eliminate glare and provides enhanced definition and color saturation. Fishermen swear by them.
Costa del Mar sunglasses are also known for real durability. The polycarbonate lenses are coated so that they're scratch resistant. If you set them down on the sand for a minute so you can put sunblock on your face, you won't scratch them up. Some of the lenses are glass, which is scratch resistant of to begin with.
Now, there are plenty of Costa del Mar designs for guys, most of which are sporty, with a few that veer toward fashion-forward. But these are basically great looking, sporty sunglasses that take eye protection and good visibility very seriously.
There are also styles for women that are really pretty. My favorite is the Vela, which has tortoise frames and polarized blue mirror lenses. These are some terrific looking women's shades that competently and confidently walk the line between gorgeous and smart. Oh, and they have the premium 580 glass lenses, which cut out virtually all the glare.
If you're a guy, and you know you want a great pair of performance sunglasses, but you don't know where to start with our huge selection of Costa del Mar shades, the Brine is a good starting point. This is a shape and size that looks good on a lot of men's faces, they have 580 series glass lenses, and you can get the lenses in traditional gray, polarized green mirror, or polarized silver mirror. They'll function superbly and look terrific on or off the water.
But these are just a few of the many, many designs of Costa del Mar sunglasses we sell. There are tons to choose from, but you can be assured that regardless of which one you choose, you will be getting uncompromising, unmatched performance and glare reduction, and who knows, that next fish story you tell might be true!