Product review–Polarized Sunglasses

Fish, Cruise, Bike or Hike

Any activity outside in the sun will be more pleasant and rewarding if you can do it without squinting or shading your eyes. Polarized sunglasses can do just that.

Polarization works by absorbing the annoying horizontal sunrays that come through your lenses and block your vision. This makes for sharper focus and helps eliminates glare which is most helpful to anglers who enjoy sight fishing. A must for stream fishing when trying to detect movement in the stream. Much more than just enhanced clarity in bright sunlight, polarized lenses provide better UV protection and reduce eyestrain. The price for a very good pair of polarized glasses can run you from $100.00 to $400.00 a pair. There are some available for as little as $9.95. I have searched the whole spectrum and all I can say is you get what you pay for. Early on, I bought in the $25.00 to $50.00 range, then graduated to the $100.00 to $150.00 range, but never got to the $400.00 level. I have a bad habit of loosing them overboard and at $400.00 a pair I’d have to dive in after them. Amazon.com has loads of polarized glasses in all price ranges.

Some of the better glasses in the $125.00 and up are listed here by their websites:

  1. costadelmar.com       2.nativeeyewear.com     3. smithoptics.com   4. spyoptic.com                                 5. vuarnet.com   6. zealoptics.com  —just a few companies that make quality sunglasses.  Amazon.com carries most of these brands and sometimes at a better price than offered from the company itself.

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