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Ho'okipa Reader Sunglasses

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$229.00

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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.

All Maui Jim sunglasses have been recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin.

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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 Reader Sunglasses

Best Use Casual
Multi-Sport
Features Polarized
UV Protection
Lens Material Polycarbonate

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Maui Jim Ho'okipa +1.5 Reader Sunglasses, Glossy Black Frames With Neutral Gray Lenses
 
4.7

(based on 34 reviews)

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87%

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.

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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.

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5.0

yes rhis is tge third pair I owned

By LT

from Middletown,ri

About Me Military/Law Enforcement

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Protection
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear

    Comments about Hookipa Reader Sunglasses:

    This is the third pair that I have purchased. I wear them on traffic details and find they are comfortable all day and provide eye protection from dust at construction sites.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great design and service

    By Reality check

    from Boston, MA, United States

    Comments about Maui Jim Ho'okipa +1.5 Reader Sunglasses, Glossy Black Frames With Neutral Gray Lenses:

    I had a pair for almost four years. I broke the frame once and MJ replaced it within days. I broke an arm and they totally rehabbed the glasses for less than half the cost. So light that I often forget I have them on! Great on the water and snow. My wife got a pair and loves them. A replacement for the pair I finally lost is on my Xmas list.

     
    5.0

    Great style & fit

    By SpacedOutDude

    from Santa Barbara County, CA, United States

    Comments about Maui Jim Ho'okipa +1.5 Reader Sunglasses, Glossy Black Frames With Neutral Gray Lenses:

    My head is kind of large and my face is round and full. I have a hard time finding sunglasses that look even half decent on me. But, these Maui Jim Ho'okipa glasses (I have the gloss black with neutral gray lens) work perfectly for me - like no other brand I've tried. Kanaha also works well for fat, round head shapes. (I owned Kanaha for four years before a guy stepped on them. I replaced with Ho'okipa. Both are excellent.)

     
    5.0

    Amazing, Great, Perfect, Excellent.

    By bhakteshk

    from SC, United States

    Comments about Maui Jim Ho'okipa +1.5 Reader Sunglasses, Glossy Black Frames With Neutral Gray Lenses:

    Those are just a few words I can think of to describe these sunglasses. You get what you pay for is true when it comes to these sunglasses. I forget I am wearing them sometimes, that's how light and comfortable they are..

     
    5.0

    Love these glasses

    By Jane107

    from Maine

    Comments about Maui Jim Ho'okipa +1.5 Reader Sunglasses, Glossy Black Frames With Neutral Gray Lenses:

    I bought these glasses about a month ago. They are so light weight. The fit is perfect and if you bend your head down they do not slip or fall off! We live on the water and they are so comfortable. Your eyes feel rested. No glare from bright sun shining on sparkling water!! I love them!

     
    5.0

    Unsurpassed customer service

    By Barrett

    from Boston MA,

    Comments about Maui Jim Ho'okipa +1.5 Reader Sunglasses, Glossy Black Frames With Neutral Gray Lenses:

    I have been wearing Maui Jim sunglasses for over twenty five years. Light weight, durable and good looking. Recently returned a pair that I had broken and a new pair with case returned within ten days. They stand by their warranties and truly understand customer service. They are the best!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Bang for the buck

    By KKCA

    from Ojai, CA, United States

    Comments about Maui Jim Ho'okipa +1.5 Reader Sunglasses, Glossy Black Frames With Neutral Gray Lenses:

    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 Ho'okipa +1.5 Reader Sunglasses, Glossy Black Frames With Neutral Gray Lenses:

    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 Ho'okipa +1.5 Reader Sunglasses, Glossy Black Frames With Neutral Gray Lenses:

    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 Ho'okipa +1.5 Reader Sunglasses, Glossy Black Frames With Neutral Gray Lenses:

    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!

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