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Costa del Mar Cortez Sunglasses

Costa del Mar are one of the most respected manufacturers of sunglasses for fly fishing, and looking at this pair of glasses it is not hard to see why.

These are our top pick today for a variety of reasons. The range of tint options for these frames is second to none, and whatever the conditions you are fishing in we’re sure you’ll find the perfect color for you.

In addition, these sunglasses are amongst the most hard wearing we have seen. The people we spoke to for this review praised this brand of sunglasses for fly fishing for their longevity, and those who had owned a few pairs of Costa del Mar sunglasses swore by them. If you are going to be investing this much in a pair of sunglasses, it is nice to know that they will survive being dropped in a river.

Costa del Mar Cortez Sunglasses

These are our top pick today for a variety of reasons. The range of tint options for these frames is second to none, and whatever the conditions you are fishing in we’re sure you’ll find the perfect color for you.

9.5 Total Score
Costa del Mar Cortez Sunglasses

These are our top pick today for a variety of reasons. The range of tint options for these frames is second to none, and whatever the conditions you are fishing in we’re sure you’ll find the perfect color for you.

Durability
9
Design
8.5
PROS
  • The sunglasses offer a great level of protection against the sun. The lenses in these frames are large and wrap around your eyes, providing optimum protection against glare.
  • The materials used in these sunglasses for fly fishing are really high-tech. The bio-based nylon is very hard wearing, but without the plastic feel of some cheaper sunglasses. It offers a good compromise between flexibility and strength, meaning that even if you accidentally drop this pair of sunglasses they will not immediately break.
  • The glasses, at least for us whilst reviewing them, were very comfortable. It is a little hard to recommend any pair of sunglasses based on this quality, because we know that sunglasses that are comfortable for one person might not be for another. That said, everyone we talked to for this review found these glasses to be among the most comfortable available.
  • The lenses on these sunglasses, as you would expect from a designer brand, are great. The polarized lenses used in these glasses claim to block 99.9% of glare, and whilst we can’t vouch for the scientific validity of that particular claim, in our test these glasses gave great visibility when out on the river.
  • These lenses are also lightweight, and slightly thinner than the average polarized lens. This makes these sunglasses for fly fishing even more comfortable, and suitable for wearing for long periods out fishing.
CONS
  • Very few. It goes without saying that these are not the cheapest pair of sunglasses available for fly fishing, but you get what you pay for with this kind of item. For the level of protection and comfort these sunglasses provide, they are well worth the investment.
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