Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 12 reviews
12 of 12 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great buy -
By: neenee1 from Jacksonville, FL
These polarized sunglasses are great. They are light be seem to be durable. I surf fish and they make this experience fun.
Great sunglasses -
Love these sunglasses. Got them in the rose lens. Perfect for tripletail!
See the fish. -
By: Thuja from Northern Michigan
Very light and comfortable glasses. Fine clarity allowing me to see through the glare and into the water, not bad for a relatively inexpensive pair of shades.
Tempted to buy another -
By: Hamster from Southern CA
Lenses are so good that I swear it improves my vision. I've been searching for years for new sunglasses to replace a pair I lost in the surf many years ago. This is the first pair with lenses that allow the same clarity. Perfecto!
Very Pleased -
By: awflyfish from Madison, WI
Very pleased with this purchase. The progressive lenses are wonderful, no more glasses on and off when changing flies. I like the amber lenses on the water and my wife says the glasses are stylish (as stylish as a middle-aged guy like me can be anyway). Actually returned a pair of Orvis glasses due to some scratching and the customer service was exceptional.
Very nice glasses -
By: Bounce50 from Langeland, DK
I purchased these glasses as a replacement for some costa's I lost of a trip to Poland. All I can say is that they are quite as good, if not better than the specs they replaced. I find them light, comfortable, and perhaps more importantly, the contrast they give when on the water is very good. All in all I'm very happy with them indeed!
Nicest Glasses I've ever had -
Light weight, comfortable, very good, if not the best, optics I've ever had in a prescription sun glass. You have a permanent customer in the prescription sun-glass department.
Great Purchase -
By: flyfisher66 from Old Bridge, N.J.
Top 500 Contributor
Fit very well, they're lightweight and give you great clarity.
perfect fit - sit flatter on face -
By: Drew617 from Boston, MA
These are just the style and fit I was looking for. These sit flatter on your face (kind of like a Wayfarer style but a little sleeker) and have amazing clarity on the water. I am not a big a fan of the wrap around style sun glasses, so these do just the trick. I may pick up a second pair in amber color!
|How to Pick the Right Lens Colour|
Picking the right lens colour for the fishing you do is an intimidating process for many anglers. We’ve tried to make it easy for you by only offering those lens colours that offer superior vision when looking into water. All the colours in Orvis sunglasses have been optimised and tested specifically for removing glare from the water’s surface and for seeing objects below the water. They are not colours developed for snow sports or golf or biking, although our sunglass colours are also superb for everyday wear and driving.
Amber - great for most fly fishing conditions
When in doubt choose amber. Amber offers the best combination of visible light transmission and contrast enhancement for a wide variety of conditions from saltwater flats fishing to shaded trout streams. It sharpens the edges of visible objects by selectively tuning the visible spectrum with very little loss of resolution.
Rose - for very bright conditions
Rose offer some advantages under very bright conditions, such as flats fishing on sunny days and fishing wide open rivers in bright sunlight. Rose blocks slightly more visible light than amber, so it allows your eyes to stay rested after a long day on the water. But even more important, rose blocks more infrared (heat) rays, so it keeps your delicate corneas from drying up after a long day in the hot sun. It is especially advantageous for people with dry eyes or contact lens wearers as it helps prevent eyes from drying out. The contrast enhancement of rose is as good as amber and some anglers wear the rose colour under all conditions.
Yellow - best for lower light conditions
Yellow lenses (available only in polycarbonate lenses) are best for early mornings, cloudy days, and evenings. Glare at these times can be overwhelming, but standard rose and amber tints can block too much visible light, resulting in a slight decrease in resolution. Yellow polarised lenses allow more visible light transmission and high contrast enhancement while still eliminating most glare.
Why doesn't Orvis offer gray polarised lenses?
We design our sunglasses for the demanding conditions that fly fishing dictates. Although some anglers swear by gray lenses, both our experience and our scientific testing of lens tints shows that gray lenses offer no advantage other than visible light blocking at all parts of the spectrum and removing glare. They do not add any contrast enhancement, which is so important in spotting fish, rocks, ledges, and logs below the water’s surface.
Why doesn't Orvis offer mirror lenses?
Mirror lenses offer absolutely no increase in visual acuity. They merely add cost and are 100% cosmetic.
|Glass or Polycarbonate?|
One of the first questions you should ask yourself when looking for a pair of fishing sunglasses is: Do I need glass or plastic lenses?
Here are the differences:
If you are tough on your gear and demand the absolute cutting edge in vision, choose Orvis Tri-Spectrum sunglasses.
If your wear your sunglasses for many hours, fish under less demanding visual conditions, and want to save on cost, choose Orvis Zeiss polycarbonate lenses.