Between 1998 and 2008, my parents sailed all the way around the planet, but my dad rarely wears sunglasses when he goes outside anymore. I can’t imagine sucking all that daylight into your eyes can be good for you, but it doesn’t seem to bother him. I, on the other hand, REALLY hate squinting. In fact, I never leave home without my sunglasses and am quite picky when it comes to my choice in shades.
I used to be a pretty die hard fan of Maui Jims, in fact I bought my first of 3 pairs at LL Bean in the early 90s. Since 2005 however, I’ve been wearing the Kaenon Rhino, which is likely the finest pair of ocean-going sunglasses you’ll find on the market today.
Besides the fact they look cool, these Kaenon sunglass lenses are AMAZING. Their proprietary technology provides an extraordinarily sharp and polarized lens but without the added weight found in a glass lens or the distortion typically found in a polycarbonate lens. They are also perfectly tinted to deal with that wicked late afternoon sunlight reflecting off the ocean.
Are you an outdoor athlete?
If so, you’re certainly not wearing sunglasses with glass lenses as they’ll be bouncing all over your nose as you run. Or slipping down your nose as you sweat. The Kaenon Kore provides perfect coverage, ultra light weight, and sharpness while staying on your face no matter how fast you move. These sunglasses sit a bit farther away from your eyes than the Rhino’s, which provides better breathability, and also helps keep the lenses clean as you run.
The price tag is a bit steep, somewhere around $200 via Amazon, but I promise you won’t be disappointed.