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Tag: Costa Del Mar

Quick Fix: Use Medical Tape to Make a Sunglass Retainer

A couple weeks ago I was on location for a photo shoot in the jungles of Guyana and realized the sunglass retainers I had with me did not fit the larger ear stems of my Costa Del Mar sunglasses. I was pretty bummed until I remembered a trick my friend taught me years ago on a backcountry trip when I'd forgotten my Croakies then too. All you need is about...

First Glance: Costa's New Double Haul Sunglasses

A couple of months ago we reported on the release of a new pair of shades from Costa Del Mar called the Double Haul. Since then I've had the pleasure of trying a pair out. Let me start of by saying that I have a pea-head. It's absolutely tiny. Typically this means any of the larger styles of glasses I typically gravitate to do not fit my head. Not so with...

Choosing the Correct Lens Color for Your Sunglasses

Rick Mikesell digs into the difference of lens colors in Costa Del Mar's sunglass line-up and explains why certain colors, tints and polarization work for specific fishing locations and types of water.

Sunglasses: What's the Difference Between Glass and Polycarbonate?

Rick Mikesell of Trout's Fly Fishing talks about the differences between Costa Del Mar's 580 glass and polycarbonate lens materials. There are benefits and drawbacks to both materials and understanding what they are can help you make an educated decision next time you're in the market for a new pair of fishing shades.

Costa's Newest Line, "Double Haul," to Debut

Specifically built for anglers, more so than the already fishing-centric line, Costa Del Mar will release the "Double Haul" line in 2012.  With features that anglers will appreciate like no-slip nose pads and extremely light design, the double haul series will be available multiple lens options including glass or polycarbonate to accommodate the trout...

Eight New Sunglass Models from Costa Del Mar

Fantail Costa Del Mar's Fantail has a hard rectangular shaped frame for a medium to large fit. The nylon construction provides durability and what Costa describes as “forget-they’re-on” comfort. They are available in tortoise or black frame colors, and they feature Costa’s "580" glass lenses, which many guides describe as the clearest lenses on the...

Costa Del Mar Releases 580P Lens and Two New Models

The big news coming out of Costa this year is their new 580P lens. The new Costa 580P lens is a super lightweight, impact resistant, injected polycarbonate alternative to Costa’s existing 580 glass lens. All of the patented Costa 580 lenses block yellow light at 580 nanometers on the light spectrum. The result for consumers is excellent visual clarity...