Maui Jim Blue Water

May 20, 2013
Outside Magazine
Spy Discord Smith Soundcheck Maui Jim Blue Water best sunglasses of 2013 summer buyers guide

Spy Discord, Smith Soundcheck, Maui Jim Blue Water    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

BEST FOR: Cruising with the top down.

THE TEST: This is great sporty, if not exactly sportsworthy, eyewear. Give the Blue Waters points for coverage and protection, thanks to big wraparound lenses, nylon frames, and sticky-when-wet rubber patches at the nose. But above all, this is an optics story. The world is just more beautiful, with more depth and detail, seen through Maui’s HCL bronze-tint polarized lenses. Just keep to low-impact outdoor entertainment—dockside mojitos, a brisk walk to work up an appetite, looking at who’s looking at you—because glass won’t do for rough stuff.

THE VERDICT: Power shades to play in.

VALUE: 3.5
: 4

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