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Fathom C-Mate Sunglass, 2.5, with Black Frames with Black Frames and Costa Reader Amber Lenses

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C-MATE Sunglass Readers: Tying knots in fishing line can be hard on the eyes so several of our most popular frames are available with 100% polarized, UV-protected readers in +1.75 or +2.50 magnification. These are true Costa lenses with all the visual enhancements people expect from them.

FATHOM: Hard-core sunglasses for hard-core saltwater junkies. These co-injected co-molded frames combine perfect fit with Costa Reader lenses for maximum comfort, fit and performance. A true sportsman is always prepared, so keep an extra pair in your tackle box.

Fathom C-Mate Sunglass, 2.5, with Black Frames with Black Frames and Costa Reader Amber Lenses

Features Polarized
Lens Material CR-39 Plastic

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Fathom C-Mate Sunglass, 2.5, with Black Frames with Black Frames and Costa Reader Amber Lenses
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best glasses I ever had

I am a professional angler on the water for more than 250 days per year. My equipment is well used and sun glass get abused. These glasses never scratched and after 6 years of...Read complete review

I am a professional angler on the water for more than 250 days per year. My equipment is well used and sun glass get abused. These glasses never scratched and after 6 years of dropping and equipment falling on them they finally gave out. I have tried just about every high end sun-glass but non have performed as well and very few have readers. With an aging fishing population readers become a must for using electronics and tying knots. Even with two other manufactures offering sponsorship I still purchase and wear Costa's.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hinge broke - the weak link

These were tenderly cared for and I had them for a year and a half. I took them off this afternoon and the temple came right off the frame, leaving the temple still behind...Read complete review

These were tenderly cared for and I had them for a year and a half. I took them off this afternoon and the temple came right off the frame, leaving the temple still behind my ear. I heard the hinge pop screw came right through where hinge cracked. Unfortunately, I had taken these to an optical shop who sent them away for prescription lenses that were non-Costa lenses. It turns out that non-Costa prescription lenses void the warranty, even though the frame is intact (except for the hinge) and the lenses are as good as the day I purchased them and they look brand new. I found the statement about the warranty on the back of the paperwork that I had saved and the Costa prescription shop confirmed I had voided the warranty when I called them. Kind of a cop-out with the warranty when nothing that was done by the prescription shop I used, caused the issue and I've used them gently for the last year since these lenses were installed. I love the glasses, but a hinge break this soon is unsatisfactory. In fact the regular warranty calls broken hinges as wear and tear and state that repair charges will be levied for this. I have other sunglasses over 10 years old at 1/4 the cost that have never had a hinge fail - actually, I've never had a hinge fail except for these Costas. My only option is to purchase another pair of the same (the Fathom style) and have a prescription shop pop out the lenses and put in the ones I have - only to void the warranty again. I would not recommend these for the price when the hinge seems to be a very weak link and the warranty gives them an out for fixing without charge.

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2.0

Hinge broke - the weak link

By Bill B

from Wisconsin, United States

Comments about Fathom C-Mate Sunglass, 2.5, with Black Frames with Black Frames and Costa Reader Amber Lenses:

These were tenderly cared for and I had them for a year and a half. I took them off this afternoon and the temple came right off the frame, leaving the temple still behind my ear. I heard the hinge pop screw came right through where hinge cracked. Unfortunately, I had taken these to an optical shop who sent them away for prescription lenses that were non-Costa lenses. It turns out that non-Costa prescription lenses void the warranty, even though the frame is intact (except for the hinge) and the lenses are as good as the day I purchased them and they look brand new. I found the statement about the warranty on the back of the paperwork that I had saved and the Costa prescription shop confirmed I had voided the warranty when I called them. Kind of a cop-out with the warranty when nothing that was done by the prescription shop I used, caused the issue and I've used them gently for the last year since these lenses were installed. I love the glasses, but a hinge break this soon is unsatisfactory. In fact the regular warranty calls broken hinges as wear and tear and state that repair charges will be levied for this. I have other sunglasses over 10 years old at 1/4 the cost that have never had a hinge fail - actually, I've never had a hinge fail except for these Costas. My only option is to purchase another pair of the same (the Fathom style) and have a prescription shop pop out the lenses and put in the ones I have - only to void the warranty again. I would not recommend these for the price when the hinge seems to be a very weak link and the warranty gives them an out for fixing without charge.

 
5.0

Just what he wanted

By tamylou

from Pensacola, FL, United States

Comments about Fathom C-Mate Sunglass, 2.5, with Black Frames with Black Frames and Costa Reader Amber Lenses:

Needed them while the other pair are on review for repair.

 
5.0

He loves the fathom! They ...

By Sue 73

from Illinois, United States

Comments about Fathom C-Mate Sunglass, 2.5, with Black Frames with Black Frames and Costa Reader Amber Lenses:

He loves the fathom! They are light weight and blocks the light well! And they look cool too!

 
5.0

Made for me! :)

By Ziggy66

from Clearwater, FL, United States

Comments about Fathom C-Mate Sunglass, 2.5, with Black Frames with Black Frames and Costa Reader Amber Lenses:

I have had my original pair (burnt orange frame w/ green lenses) going on 11 years and totally love them! I recently purchased a pair of all black (frames & lenses) for a different look and love them just as much! They fit like they were designed and made for me!

 
5.0

Awesome

By Richard W

from Rhode Island

Comments about Fathom C-Mate Sunglass, 2.5, with Black Frames with Black Frames and Costa Reader Amber Lenses:

I just bought a second pair with the green lenses in tortoise shell and love them. My first pair with the blue lenses are in the shop getting new temple arms as the rubber has deteriorated after 14 years of continuous use both on and off the water. These are by far the finest sunglasses on the market!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love my fathoms

By ThigWolf

from Surf City, NC, United States

Comments about Fathom C-Mate Sunglass, 2.5, with Black Frames with Black Frames and Costa Reader Amber Lenses:

Never had a pair of Costas and got a pair of blue 580 glass lens. They are the finest pair of sunglasses I've ever had. Great for inshore fishing, ballgames and everything at the beach. I bought my son a pair of grey 580 plastic lens. He plays baseball in the summer and in high school. He loves them as well.

 
5.0

best on the water glasses ever

By toddh2o

from Oregon, United States

Comments about Fathom C-Mate Sunglass, 2.5, with Black Frames with Black Frames and Costa Reader Amber Lenses:

awesome eye wear, tough construction., glass makes vision and view pop

 
5.0

Worth every dime

By Yuwong

from Hobe Sound, FL, United States

Comments about Fathom C-Mate Sunglass, 2.5, with Black Frames with Black Frames and Costa Reader Amber Lenses:

This is my second pair. If they take anywhere near the mileage and abuse as the first pair I look forward to having them for a long time.

 
5.0

Best glasses

By Caleb

from Florida, United States

Comments about Fathom C-Mate Sunglass, 2.5, with Black Frames with Black Frames and Costa Reader Amber Lenses:

I ordered these glasses and they have been just as good since I got them.

 
5.0

New Costa's

By DonM

from Tampa

Comments about Fathom C-Mate Sunglass, 2.5, with Black Frames with Black Frames and Costa Reader Amber Lenses:

Love my new Costa's Lightweight, Great Optics, Great Look!

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