Costa’s Sunrise Silver Mirror Lens Introduced

Costa Sunglasses, manufacturer of polarized sunglasses for all fishing pursuits, announces the release of a new lens for 2017. The Sunrise Silver Mirror lens is ideal for low light situations, great for any sight casting applications and Costa’s most versatile lens for changing light conditions.

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The Sunrise Silver Mirror allows 30 percent light transmission versus the typical 10-12 percent and does this successfully while maintaining a 99 percent polarization efficiency – making it the highest light transmission of any polarized lens on the market.

“Having been in field testing with some of our pro staff since last summer, the early indicators are we have a game changer,” remarks John Sanchez, vice president of product design for Costa. “It will transform the way sight fishing anglers approach wearing glasses throughout the day. The Sunrise Silver Mirror sharpens contrast all day but performs best under the toughest low light conditions making it ideal for dusk and dawn performance and cloudy fishing days. The mirrored finish also helps deflect harsh light away from the eye to ease eye strain and help reduce eye fatigue.”

Costa's Newest Whitetip Sunglasses

Check out the newest mid-sized frames from Costa.  The Whitetip is made from Costa’s heavy duty TR90 BIO resin frame and features their very durable cam action integral pin hinges.  The Whitetip has a built in venting system to enhance performance while chasing fish in steamy, tropical climates.  The ear pieces feature a strip of Hydrolite that prevents slippage and makes them ultra comfortable to wear.  No worry about attaching your straps, built in temple holes will give you a sturdy connection.

Of course, Whitetip frames will accept any of Costa’s cutting edge lenses for 100% UV light blockage and 100% polarization to eliminate reflected glare, thus reducing eye strain.  

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New Rimless Sunglasses by Costa

For adventure lovers and experience seekers alike, the world knows no bounds. For these people, Costa introduces its new line of rimless sunglasses, the Boundless collection. Built for living life outside the limits, each of the eightrimless styles are incredibly lightweight, with a comfortable “forget-they’re-on” fit for all day wear.

Costa’s Boundless line includes four new styles, West Bay, Seagrove, Gulf Shore and Oyster Bay, as well as four existing rimless options, Ballast, Cayan, Galveston and Rockport. Six of the eight rimless sunglasses (excluding Rockport and Cayan) will be available for the first time with a green mirror lens option, as well as gray, copper, and blue mirror, in Costa’s patented color enhancing polarized 580™ lenses.

The brand’s 580 lens technology selectively filters out harsh yellow and harmful high-energy ultraviolet blue light. Filtering yellow light enhances reds, blues and greens, and produces better contrast and definition while reducing glare and eye fatigue. Absorbing high-energy blue light cuts haze, producing greater visual clarity and sharpness.

Costa’s 580™ lenses, the clearest lenses on the planet, are available in all of the rimless styles in impact resistant, lightweight polycarbonate material. Each rimless style is also available in customized prescription lenses, handcrafted in Costa’s in-house optical lab.

Costa’s new West Bay style, named for the long inlet alongside Galveston Island in Texas, is a medium sport aviator, blending a classic shape with performance features such as durable integral hinge technology and hypoallergenic rubberized nose pads and temple tips for superior fit. Frame color choices include shiny black and shiny tortoise.

The Seagrove style offers a square-shaped rimless lens, accommodating a variety of face shapes with its large and relaxed fit. Also available in shiny black and tortoise frame choices, rubberized temple tips keep the sunglasses comfortably in place all day.

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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.

Specifications

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. 

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