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Old 06-14-2018, 08:38 AM   #51
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Gave up on China made costas a long time ago. They break, if you sneeze hard. Sure the warranty might be good, but it's no fun being without or having to go through the process. Might give KAENON a try. Made in Italy, quality second to none, and a warranty every bit as good as Costa. I own 2 pair, the first pair I ever bought, are now 7 yrs old. They have been sat on, fallin off the car going down the highway, knocked off my head, slung against a wall, and all kinds of hell. I bought a new pair because I got tired of looking at em. Costas, Oakleys, etc..are crap imo, people are just hung up on the name because it's popular. They are the Crafstman of the sunglass world, and Kaenons would be the Snap On of the sunglass world.
Strictly talking polorized here, for fishing, boating, etc...They don't make glasses that aren't.
Definitely worth a look, if you want something beyond the norm.
I switched to Kaenon several years ago when Costa wouldn't warranty a pair of glasses that broke while sitting in their case. They were literally in their case sitting in my truck and a lens cracked.

Couldn't be happier with Kaenon.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:46 AM   #52
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I buy mine in the safety glasses section at Home Depot. $10-$12, impact resistant plastic and almost indestructible. They block sunlight like the $200 ones do.


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Old 06-14-2018, 11:23 AM   #53
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I fell getting in the boat last year and broke my old ones with my face on the chair in the boat. I sent them to Costa and they told me sorry and I could pay $170.00 to have them fixed... Well I can get 30% off if I get 6 people to join in, so I just did that and got new ones... I'm now on the look out for 6 people that need new shades again, and its much easier to find people in the spring time that need glasses!
I just sent in two pairs of Fathoms, one 580G and another 400P, both were broken by me, frames and lenses. They replaced both with brand new Fathoms with 580G lenses for $211 total, so they upgraded one set of glasses. I’ve been recycling these glasses through their repair program for probably 8 years or more. I couldn’t be happier with Costa and their repair program, especially since I tend to break a pair every other year or so. I’m a lifetime Costa customer.

I have worn the Smith optics and those are really nice glasses, if I ever left Costa I would go with Smith.

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Old 06-14-2018, 11:51 AM   #54
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I buy mine in the safety glasses section at Home Depot. $10-$12, impact resistant plastic and almost indestructible. They block sunlight like the $200 ones do.


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Bill have you ever owned a high end pair of sunglasses?


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Old 06-14-2018, 12:02 PM   #55
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I just sent in two pairs of Fathoms, one 580G and another 400P, both were broken by me, frames and lenses. They replaced both with brand new Fathoms with 580G lenses for $211 total, so they upgraded one set of glasses. Iíve been recycling these glasses through their repair program for probably 8 years or more. I couldnít be happier with Costa and their repair program, especially since I tend to break a pair every other year or so. Iím a lifetime Costa customer.

I have worn the Smith optics and those are really nice glasses, if I ever left Costa I would go with Smith.
I don't understand this. I only broke the lenses on the ones I had last year, and they wanted $170.00 to fix it. Well I could get the same pair brand new for $210.00 so I just got new ones.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:45 PM   #56
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Bill have you ever owned a high end pair of sunglasses?


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Yes, they made a big difference when I fished. But Iíd break or lose them!


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Old 06-14-2018, 03:34 PM   #57
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I miss my Maui Jims - got them stolen 2 weeks ago. They were a gift. Still have the case and flower bag to mourn over.
I was in Europe last year and got my Costas stolen off my hat in a Paris subway and ended buying a new pair of Maui Jims in Italy. They are okay but I like the Costas better.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:41 PM   #58
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I fell getting in the boat last year and broke my old ones with my face on the chair in the boat. I sent them to Costa and they told me sorry and I could pay $170.00 to have them fixed... Well I can get 30% off if I get 6 people to join in, so I just did that and got new ones... I'm now on the look out for 6 people that need new shades again, and its much easier to find people in the spring time that need glasses!
So all 6 buyers get 30% off of their purchase if we go in together?
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:49 PM   #59
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I found a 50% off of my order coupon code "BEST" ..So I ordered two pairs for $45, see what happens.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:19 PM   #60
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Agreed. I have had my Smith Caymans for 12 years and I wear them every day!
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Check out Smith Optics some time... Great company that has been around a long time.
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I have three pair of Smith Optics, all polarized and love them. I had a problem with the lenses on one pair and sent them back and they replaced them no questions asked.

I have heard good things about Shady Rays though.
I've been wearing Smith glasses since the late 90's. They fit great, are durable, and the warranty is amazing. I had a pair of frames that decided to crack after wearing them for 10 years. They sent me a new frame. When they say lifetime, they really mean it. I bought out all the lenses they had for my glasses, since they were discontinued a year or two back. I'm nearly out of lenses. Gonna have to try aftermarket.




I have no idea how folks manage to break so many glasses. Mine last on average about 10 years. I have one pair of frames that I now keep in my travel bag that I bought over 15 years ago.
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:20 AM   #61
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Been using Oakleys for quite some time, sadly my lense style (Hybrid s) has been discontinued on the main website and I had to go to a bigger lense style...
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:50 PM   #62
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Check out Smith Optics some time... Great company that has been around a long time.
I got my smiths on right now

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Old 06-15-2018, 03:04 PM   #63
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I have Maui Jims, Costa, and Revo. I find myself wearing the Revos all the time and by far cheaper than the other two.
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:27 PM   #64
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I don't understand this. I only broke the lenses on the ones I had last year, and they wanted $170.00 to fix it. Well I could get the same pair brand new for $210.00 so I just got new ones.
They are inconsistent, I think it depends on the person that handles your case.
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:28 PM   #65
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Less than 2 week turnaround

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Old Today, 07:13 AM   #66
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Not to hijak, but Flying fisherman glasses are also very affordable compared to costa prices and the quality is great. Sorry I don't have any info on the shadys though.
I have a pair of these and for the price they are awesome!
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How do you "go through Costas" just send them in for warranty
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