Costa del Mar Grand Catalina - Sunglasses: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Costa del Mar Grand Catalina - Sunglasses: Reviews

   Photo: Terry Heffernan


Talk about fly. Optically ground glass, like Costa's premium 580 line, is the connoisseur's choice for acuity. (Just note these are shatter-resistant, not -proof.) The polarized copper tint nixes surface glare, so fish in the shallows pop out, while way-cool green mirroring provides that air of mystery. An inherent problem with flattish, old-school lenses—light and wind leaking in at the sides—is solved by snap-on side shields, which serendipitously make these look more like vintage alpine glasses than fly-fishing's crème de la crème. And, bonus, the aviator design evokes both Lou Reed and General MacArthur. Rx-able;

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