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Costa, Maui Jim, or ChromaPop ?

Old 04-01-2019, 11:39 AM
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I have both Maui Jim Peahi and Costa Tuna Alley.

The MJ's have better wrap, better build quality and are more comfortable.
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Old 04-01-2019, 11:52 AM
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Maui grey lens is a little too dark for me for most days on the water but for whatever reason they are what I wear. Probably because I'm too poor to have a collection. The Costa 580 lens color was great but the frames kind of suck compared to the Mauis and they will sink when you are 15 miles offshore in rough water. If you are looking for dolphin under a weedline or tripletail at the bouy, don't get the dark Maui Jims IMO.
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:01 PM
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I used earlier for many years polarized wrap-around style Ray-Ban's and they where good as well
I used Costa's and was not too impressed, most of them have policarbonate lenses and i scratch them frequently
I use for years now Maui Jim and broke only one as she felt from my head on a small rock and glass shattered
i don't know ChromaPop
I woiuld buy again Maui Jim
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:17 PM
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Can you get mirrored lense on the costas with a prescription ??
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by somethingfishy View Post
Are these glasses that much better than $30. Bass Pro?
Absolutely.
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Eaglemsi1 View Post
Can you get mirrored lense on the costas with a prescription ??

Yes. You can get mirrors in silver, green or blue in either 580P (plastic). or 580G (glass) in prescription. I went with glass-hate scratches and glass is more scratch resistant.
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Old 04-02-2019, 05:34 PM
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Had a pair of Smith chroma pop lenses delaminated and they would not warranty them
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:50 PM
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Had them all it seems. Was happy with my Smith Captains Choice until they started to fall apart.

I’ve had several pair of Costas fail.

Always loved my Kaenons and back to wearing them again.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by VanW View Post
Had a pair of Smith chroma pop lenses delaminated and they would not warranty them
I had the same thing happen, but I didn't take great care of them. I went ahead and gave them a second chance and bought a new pair and love them.
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Dan View Post
In Rx glasses is everyone getting glass? I always get poly just for the safety factor.
What safety factor? These glass lenses are laminated so glass in the eye not a real problem unless it took a massive hit, by then i don't think plastic lenses would help either?

Maybe I'm wrong and missing something, Just my 2 cents
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:50 AM
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Well, three years later, here are my thoughts on Rx sunglasses.

I opted for the Smith glasses, but not the ChromaPop, I went with glass lenses, in that I feel poly scratches too easily.

The lenses are top notch with stellar clarity, with zero scratches after 3 years. The frames have proven to be rugged, comfortable, and are holding up nicely. I would recommend Smith to others with one caveat: I felt their customer service was amateurish and entirely unprofessional.

In speaking with lots of friends and neighbors I have learned that Costas are not what they were and their customer service has declined. Virtually no one has anything bad to say about Maui Jim's. I am pretty sure my next pair of Rx fishing sunglasses will be M.J.'s.

Thanks again for all the responses, this PBR is for you !

Cheers, T.
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Old 04-03-2019, 03:28 PM
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Zenni.com.

Polarized prescription shades with hydrophobic coating for $108. If you need to spend $500 on glasses by five.
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