Review: Costa Rafael Sunglasses

A good pair of sunglasses is really a necessity in fishing. Being able to see stumps, grass and even fish under the water can be the difference in catching a key fish or multiple fish. Your eyes are one of the most important tools in fishing, so good sunglasses that let you see far into the water always help. I’ve been wearing the new Costa Rafael sunglasses for the last few months while fishing to test them.

I got a pair just before ICAST and have been pleased with their fit, lightweight, no slip contact, breathability and most of all their glare reduction and the distance I can see objects under the water’s surface.


The glasses feature a heavy duty TR-90 nylon frame. The material has great durability and flexibility under pressure. This means they are not as brittle as a lot of high end frames and will withstand some abuse without any signs of wear or stress cracks. That material is extremely lightweight as well so it makes them comfortable to wear all day on long fishing days.