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.