Skip to content Skip to navigation menu

MAUI JIM Ho'okipa +1.5 Reader Sunglasses, Tortoise Frames with HCL Bronze Lenses

Model # 10445971Mfg # H807-1015

$229.00

Customer Reviews

Color: TORTOISE/BRONZE

 

Product Description

The Hawaiian word “ho’okipa,” meaning hospitality, and Maui’s Ho’okipa Beach. It’s the world’s premier windsurfing spot where you can watch the best compete.

  • Perfect for: Playing sports or watching surfers from the shore - lens treatments and frames are saltwater safe
  • Design: A mid-sized, rimless wrap for unobstructed views, with generous coverage for protection against wind, debris and the sun’s harmful UV rays
  • Shape: Soft, rectangular frame compliments a range of facial shapes
  • Care: Maui Jim case and cleaning cloth included

Specs

Ho'okipa +1.5 Reader Sunglasses, Tortoise Frames with HCL Bronze Lenses

Frame Color Tortoise
Lens Color Amber
Lens Material Polycarbonate
Sunglass Size Adult - One Size
Polarized Polarized

West Advisor

The West Advisor articles have answered boaters' questions and provided solutions to boating problems for more than 20 years. West Marine has compiled one of the Web's most comprehensive collections of technical boating information articles.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Maui JimHookipa Reader Sunglasses
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best sunglasses ever!

The tiltle says it all.. I've had two pairs of these over the past five years, and the overall quality can't be beat. They're so light you don't really "feel"...Read complete review

The tiltle says it all.. I've had two pairs of these over the past five years, and the overall quality can't be beat. They're so light you don't really "feel" that you're wearing them, and the overall clarity of vision is something that you just have to see for yourself. After four years of various drops, scrapes, and other mishaps that would have destroyed most pairs of shades, the lenses on my first pair still don't have a scratch on them. The frame finally snapped recently when they accidentally got crunched under a heavy bag in airport security. When I got in touch with customer service, they responded in less than an hour, and they'll be repaired for me soon. Although I love the look/image quality from the Neutral Grey lenses, I decided to pick up a second pair yesterday in HCL bronze. I'm equally impressed with them, and would highly recommend these to anybody! Unlike some other brands where you're basically paying for a name, you truly do get what you pay for with Maui Jim's.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fair shades for the price and quality

I've had mine almost 2 years. The nose pad piece broke recently. I won't say they were the most comfortable set of shades I've ever had. Would I buy this same pair again?...Read complete review

I've had mine almost 2 years. The nose pad piece broke recently. I won't say they were the most comfortable set of shades I've ever had. Would I buy this same pair again? Probably not. For this price they should fit like a glove and be a little more durable. IMO.

Reviewed by 28 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
4.0

Bang for the buck

By KKCA

from Ojai, CA, United States

Comments about Maui Jim Hookipa Reader Sunglasses:

I have bought the Hookipa's over the last 10 years and do like them because, 1, They are comfortable 2. They do the job filtering the sun that sunglasses are supposed to 3. They are stylish I have continued to look over the same 10 years to find a better value because, 1. These are VERY delicate 2. The lenses scratch easily 3. They are difficult to clean

 
5.0

Simply the BEST.

By CincyGuy79

from Ohio, United States

Comments about Maui Jim Hookipa Reader Sunglasses:

By far the most neutral color of any sunglasses I have ever owned (Ray Ban, Bolle, Tifosi, you name it). These are actually DARK enough to get the job done. The lenses contain what I believe is Europium to provide a boost to red wavelengths that can be lost with some truly dark lenses...as a physicist and an engineer, I found this very impressive (look at the edge of the lenses in sunlight, they actually glow red). The sunglasses are so light and comfortable that I can literally forget I have them on. I also find that the anti-reflective coating on the back of the lenses is subtle enough to not cause distracting blue reflections, like some other AR lenses. As someone who wears sunglasses nearly every day (hereditary enlarged pupils), these are my go-to pair. I recently had new lenses put in as a repair...this was fast and VERY reasonable ($75 all-in and included new nose pads and a new case). You get what you pay for. These are certainly worth the spend and having them renewed for only $75 vs buying a new pair only adds to the value. Kudos, Maui Jim!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the Customer Service here!!!!

By CoryK

from Colorado Springs, CO, United States

Comments about Maui Jim Hookipa Reader Sunglasses:

I was hesitant at first about buying a pair of $200 sunglasses. But after having them for awhile, I'm so HAPPY I did. I got a scratch on one of the lenses somehow. So I sent them into Maui Jim to get them repaired. To make a long story short, I sent them in and they sent them back a week later with a receipt that said I owed them nothing!! I was so surprised how they stood behind their product. I am now a MJ customer for life! Cory Colorado Springs

 
5.0

Best Shades EVER!

By Haole Girl

from Los Angeles County, CA, United States

Comments about Maui Jim Hookipa Reader Sunglasses:

I have had these sunglasses for over 20 years possibly over 25 years can't recall the exact year I bought them. These are the best sunglasses I have ever put on. The lenses soothed my eyes as soon as I put them on, it was love at first contact. I recently had the nose pads come off and that was just within the last year. I got on here to see about replacing the pads. I can say without a bit of hesitation that you will not be sorry when you purchase these glasses, they are worth every cent!

 
5.0

Great sunglasses and fantastic service!

By Bill Valentine

from Scottish Borders

Comments about Maui Jim Hookipa Reader Sunglasses:

I bought my sunglasses more than 5 years ago, and recently lost one of the nose pieces, found MJ's repair centre on line, rang them up (0800 number), and they sent out a new pair (nose pieces) FREE OF CHARGE. Great service.

 
5.0

Service Amazing

By Kiwi phil

from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Comments about Maui Jim Hookipa Reader Sunglasses:

Had my MJ's for two years. Had a slight crack but replaced straight away no issues. Went to Lahaina on holiday had scratched lens replaced. Excellent service , tightened frames etc. Lost a nose piece, one call free nose piece sent to me in 4 days. Fabulous service incredible product. If you are a runner these are light, polarized and easy to wear.

 
5.0

9 years on, still the Best Sunnies Ever!!!

By kristie3573

from Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Comments about Maui Jim Hookipa Reader Sunglasses:

Have had these for 9 years, wearing in the tropics every day and got the first scratch recently. I just love them, they don't slip down, they are light, great for long days in the sun and so comfy. I lost them for 2 days recently and my eyes watered and stung the entire time I was without their protection. Do yourself a favour and get a pair.

 
5.0

Best Sunglasses and Service

By BuckeyeTim

from Indiana

Comments about Maui Jim Hookipa Reader Sunglasses:

I have owned a pair of these Ho'okipa sunglasses for 11 years. This is my second pair as the first were lost overboard. The polarized lenses are excellent and the natural grey tint is just enough darkening on a sunny day for my comfort. The service is excellent when a repair is needed. The first pair needed new lenses after I sat on them and Maui Jim repaired them to brand new condition. In the 11 years since, my eyes have started to falter and now need reading glasses. I was happy to find that there is a reader version available in this design, just what is needed for a good book on the beach or boat.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Vision and Contrast in a Light Frame.

By Denny Crane

from Dana Point, CA, United States

Comments about Maui Jim Hookipa Reader Sunglasses:

Maui Jim's provide great vision under any circumstances, and the Sport models are fabulous for bicycling.  High contrast lenses help the rider determine whether the dark spot in the road is a patch (safe) or a pot-hole full of water (certain crash). Polycarbonate lenses are essential for cycling because of the risk of a crash.  These are my third pair (they get lost every few years). Admittedly, polycarbonate is a trade-off. They chip or scratch more easily than glass, but they are lightweight, and much safer in the event of impact.

 
5.0

Great sunglasses & Great Service

By Enigma

from Cocoa Beach, FL, United States

Comments about Maui Jim Hookipa Reader Sunglasses:

I've had a prescription pair for a bit over a year now and they are stylish, lightweight, and durable with Great optics. Recently had an issue with the connect point of lens to the nose bridge. Customer service was excellent and prompt. Looks like Maui Jim replaced the old nose bridge with a newer style that is much better. The few days they were in for repair just served to remind me how much I love these sunglasses. Definite high recommendation.

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »