Seriously. If these sunglasses don't help you take your billfishing up a notch, you probably need to get offshore more often.
The secret to big fish? Hold the fish away from your body and as close to the camera as you can and still get it in the picture. Even a small fish will appear gigantic from that perspective. Okay, all joking aside, if you're going to be offshore (and you should be if you want to catch blue marlin, black marlin, white marlin, striped marlin or any sailfish for that matter), you need sunglasses that will eliminate the glare of the open ocean and stand up to everything they'll come in contact with. Costa's Big Marlin Sunglasses are those sunglasses.
Pelagic PMG™ (Polarized Mineral Glass) Lens Technology is the difference. Marine grade polarized optics, produced in state-of-the-art European optical laboratories, utilizing a proprietary blend of naturally occurring minerals and rare earth elements that are specifically developed for “life on the water.” Harsh, salty and ever-changing conditions that often persist for days on end are no match for their unique combination of features (described in greater detail below). Their Carbonite-16™ frames are engineered to survive everything from the extreme conditions you'll find offshore to sitting on the dock retelling how it took three hours...no four...no all day to land that monster blue. Tough, yet flexible. Lightweight and comfortable. Perfectly balanced for performance. Their nonslip Grip-Tex™ nose and temple pads SHOULD keep them securely on your face. However, a neoprene retainer or leash (sold separately) is inexpensive insurance against losing them overboard. There's even a laser engraved marlin in the top corner of one lens so there's no mistaking your passion.
Precise Optical Accuracy
Pelagic’s PMG Lens Technology provides the highest level of distortion-free optical clarity and visual accuracy.
Zero-Glare (ZG3X™) Polarization
The ZG3X polarization process dramatically eliminates haze, glare and unwanted light reflections commonly encountered both on and off the water.
Tuff-Lens™ Scratch Protection
Industry-leading durability, greater surface hardness and the highest degree of scratch resistance.
The PMG™ Advantage
Each PMG lens provides multi-finish hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings for easy removal of sea spray, fingerprints, fish gunk and oil-based sunscreens, while offering extra protection from the sun’s direct and reflecting UV rays.
Oleophobic is a big word that simply means the particular material repels oil. An oleophobic lens coating is added that helps keep things like fingerprints, sweat, sunscreen and skin oils from clouding your vision.
Like oleophobic, hydrophobic involves repelling something. In this case, water. By repelling water, this lens coating reduces the visual distortion that occurs when you're wearing your sunglasses around water or rain. It also makes it much easier and quicker to clean your lenses. Plus, by not holding onto water, your lenses won't fog up as easily and are less likely to attract dust and dirt.
PMG™ Polarized Mineral Glass Lenses
- Optically correct
- Visually accurate
- Eliminates glare
- Reduced eye strain and fatigue
- True color perception
- Enhanced clarity and contrast
- Oleophobic coating repels sweat, sunscreen and skin oils
- Hydrophobic coating for rain, dirt and dust resistance
- Anti-reflective lens coating eliminates bounce-back reflections
- Tuff-Lens™ scratch protection
- ZG3X™ Zero-Glare polarization
- Mirrored lenses deliver superior contrast and color while enhancing visual acuity
- ANSI Z87.3 certified shatterproof for durability
- Flexible for a comfortable, contoured fit
- Lightweight and perfectly balanced to take away pressure points
- Designed to fit on a wide range of facial types
- Grip-Tex™ nonslip nose and temple pads
- Flex-Hinge 2-way flexible hinges
- PMG™ Polarized Mineral Glass lenses
- Carbonite-16™ frames
- Limited lifetime warranty
Big Marlin Polarized Sunglasses
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