Sunglasses not only help anglers see fish in the water, but they protect our eyes from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun. At the ICAST fishing tackle trade show, companies from all over the United States display their new frames and lenses for worldwide buyers and media. Here’s a selection of new sunglasses you should soon see on store shelves.
Berkley Polarized Lenses
Berkley’s new Polarized Lenses are an economical option for anglers seeking the visual clarity that polarization provides. Frame sizes vary from medium to extra-large, to fit any size angler.
Price: Up to $25
Costa OCEARCH Sunglasses
Costa’s new OCEARCH collection of sunglasses features new frames, colors and designs inspired by the sharks the OCEARCH team tags and studies. Purchases help fund research expeditions aboard the organization’s vessel.
Costa Sunrise Silver Mirror Lens
Costa’s new Sunrise Silver Mirror lenses feature optimal and balanced light technology. The silver mirror provides anglers an additional layer of coated protection in hazy, indirect or low-light conditions. The glasses won the New Product Showcase Best in Show award for the Eyewear category.
Price: Starting at $189
Pelagic Polarized Sunglasses
Pelagic’s Polarized Sunglass line features a new addition — the Dorado design. Joining the Mack, Shark Bite, Fish Hook, Fish Taco and other popular styles, the Dorado sunglasses on display mimic the color of the blue, green and yellow game fish by the same name.
Salt Life Sport Optics Aviator Sunglasses
Salt Life’s new Sport Optics Aviator sunglasses come in three styles: non-mirror lenses ($149), mirror lenses ($169) and metal frames ($199).
Spiderwire Polarized Sunglasses
Similar to the Berkley frames, Spiderwire’s polarized sunglasses’ top appeal is their affordability. They cost under $25, giving anglers polarized glasses with a wide range of sizes for any face shape.
Price: Up to $25