Wearing prescription glasses and getting a good pair of quality angler sunglasses can be a Catch- 22. Photo chromic prescription eyewear is available but most pairs are not designed for angling. They darken under bright conditions but really do not aid the angler with glare or allow them to see under the waters surface very well. Other pairs look like grandpa on a Sunday drive. They look more like a dark motorcycle windshield than designer eyewear. Many anglers have to carry two pair of glasses, a regular pair for reading and tying knots, and another pair of sunglasses for fishing. Horror stories abound to lost or destroyed glasses as a result.
Cocoons Eyewear is the best of both worlds. Being allowed to keep your glasses and yet having a premier quality sunglass is what they are all about.
We had the opportunity to test the Cocoons C402A Black/Amber Slim Line UV400 Sunglasses and they hit the mark from both an aesthetic and function perspective. In a nutshell, they look good and perform well.
Utilizing the polarized Polare’ lens technology they are very clear, are scratch resistant and have a flex2fit temple that makes them comfortable even after extended wear. They have a proprietary lens and frames are made from ballistic nylon which makes them virtually bullet proof. They are specifically designed to be worn over prescription eyewear(OveRx) and isolate the anglers eyes from harmful UV and outside elements including sand, dirt and wind.
Kevin Magon, Specialty Marketing Manager at Cocoons says “PolarÃ© lenses have 100% polarization to block out UV A&B light, while eliminating harsh glare. PolarÃ© lenses exceed Class 1 European Standards for optical clarity, which is the highest optical rating in the world. They also meet strict ANSI Z80.3 eyewear regulations for impact resistance, durability, and scratch resistance.” To consumers that means exceptional value and a high quality product.
We found these glasses to be exceptional at blocking glare and company representatives of Live Eyewear tell us that they block out 100% of the harmful UV rays. They provide 360 degrees of protection and have polycarbonate side shields as well.
Cocoons Eyewear is a quality solution at an affordable price.
The Inside Scoop
The Slim Line model we tested were very comfortable and the visual acuity was crystal clear.
They were lightweight and we noticed no fatigue even after wearing them the entire day.
They come with a cleaning cloth and a durable zippered case.
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