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Fishing Sunglasses

Started by Dee-Vo, November 25, 2021, 11:49:37 AM

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Dee-Vo

Regardless of price, what are the best fishing sunglasses in your opinion?

This would be for trout fishing.

Also, I've read that glass lenses are better than plastic as they won't scratch nearly as easily.

Thanks in advance.


driver

Costa 500g are tough to beat. I buy beater brands to wear to work, but I am always relieved when I put my Costas on. With that said.. Costa is now owned by the mega Corp. Luxotica. When if comes time for a new pair I may look at Smith. I have heard good things. But have never tried.

Also, after trying many brands of $50ish glasses for work. I have been happy with a brand called Reks. Supposedly unbreakable.


Dee-Vo

Quote from: driver on November 25, 2021, 20:04:17 PM

Costa 500g are tough to beat. I buy beater brands to wear to work, but I am always relieved when I put my Costas on. With that said.. Costa is now owned by the mega Corp. Luxotica. When if comes time for a new pair I may look at Smith. I have heard good things. But have never tried.

Also, after trying many brands of $50ish glasses for work. I have been happy with a brand called Reks. Supposedly unbreakable.

Smith and Costa are the reoccurring suggestions that I keep receiving. I'll check the one you mentioned out. Thanks.


troutboy_II

I have worn Smith Guides Choice for about the last 20 years, now on my second pair last year after the "darken/lighten" part didn't work anymore on my original set.  Best part of this?  When I called Smith to ask what I could do to get the chromatic (?) to start working and they said "no".  But that this was covered by their lifetime warranty!  :Dance  <-;:

So after almost 20 years of happily wearing these things, this issue was covered by the warranty.  So they sent me a credit for $260, the cost of a new pair. So I bought another pair.

If warranty is one thing indicative of a good product, then these guys pass that test.  And the new pair work as good as the last pair - easily see below the water to see trouts.

You pays your money and takes your chances, but I am a Smith fan for sure, particularly after this warranty solution.  Sure worth a look at if you are in the market.

My $.02 since you asked...

TB


Stone-Man

I have liked Hobie for 30 years. When we were shooting the fishing shows for TV , Maui Jim gave the whole crew a pair each of their $260 glasses.  Certainly nice glasses , but  I like my Hobies a little better   because I can see under water better with them .

Stone-Man



Woolly Bugger

anyway whatever brand you consider, check out https://www.sierra.com/s~sunglasses/

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Dee-Vo

Quote from: troutboy_II on November 26, 2021, 14:36:21 PM

I have worn Smith Guides Choice for about the last 20 years, now on my second pair last year after the "darken/lighten" part didn't work anymore on my original set.  Best part of this?  When I called Smith to ask what I could do to get the chromatic (?) to start working and they said "no".  But that this was covered by their lifetime warranty!  :Dance  <-;:

So after almost 20 years of happily wearing these things, this issue was covered by the warranty.  So they sent me a credit for $260, the cost of a new pair. So I bought another pair.

If warranty is one thing indicative of a good product, then these guys pass that test.  And the new pair work as good as the last pair - easily see below the water to see trouts.

You pays your money and takes your chances, but I am a Smith fan for sure, particularly after this warranty solution.  Sure worth a look at if you are in the market.

My $.02 since you asked...

TB

Yes. This is what I keep reading about. With all of my fishing gear, if the company stands behind it, then I keep buying from them.

Thanks!


jwgnc

Another choice for eyeglass wearers is the fitover style.  Cocoons is a good choice.  After pulling them off quickly once to get a better look at a fish, I pulled off the prescription glasses too.  Six hundred bucks at the bottom of the river, never to be seen again.  I started wearing keepers on both pair.

Stalk softly and carry a green stick.

Rhody

I wear prescription sunglasses. Have my bifocal prescription in both Smith Guides Choice and Costa Fisch lines. Costa nose pieces and earpieces started disintegrating and I got a new pair of the Smith's made so wouldn't be down without sunglasses. Sent the Costas back and they did warranty them with no problem, I think I only paid for shipping. Now, I have 2 pairs of prescriptions. I find that I wear the Smith's 95% of the time-I think the Chromapop is much clearer than the Costas for me. Costas scratch much easier than the Smiths too-Glass Costas vs. Plastic Smiths.

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