Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 10 reviews
10 of 10 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great Pair of glasses -
By: sschoales from London
these look great, are a good size and are very very light when wearing them, cant wait to try them in the up coming season. Orvis do seem make the best glasses, hence this is my second pair, well worth the price, and they do last. The case they come in is very good too.
A birthday treat -
By: nunnyboy from Norfolk UK
A little gift to myself. Getting near the half century mark.Thought I would treat myself and so glad I did! A joy to wear even when not fishing.The colours are striking and they make even everyday objects look just that bit different!!! Good for driving and recreational use. Try them, you will not be disappointed!
best of the best -
By: flyfishingguide from Rexburg, Idaho
I have found these sunglasses to be outstanding. Have always worn aviator type sunglasses and the wind just comes around and irritates the eyes but with theses sunglasses that is a thing of the past. They have met all my expectations. Highly recommend them.
Good Fit -
By: Brookiewookie from NorCal
These are a quality glass and they wrap around just enough to give your periphery protection from sunlight, which is rare in Rx. They also allow you to catch more trout because you look like Roy Orbeson and trout dig that the most.
Top product -
By: yzerman from Austria
Received my glasses last week and tested them on our local river. I spotted fish were I have never spotted fish before! This product is definitely worldclass!!
Buy It -
By: DutchFly from Netherlands
When you looking for sunglasses then you really can't ignore this one. Very great glasses, very clear view.fit very well. I am really happy with them.
Good Stuff -
Great set of glasses, they look a bit bulky but they cover all my vision. Haven't used them on the water yet. Nice case and sleeve that come w/ it.
exceptional quality -
By: zugbug from Wisconsin
This is my fourth pair of custom fishing glasses and clearly the best I have owned. Very good craftmanship, perfect tint and lense clarity. Just an outsstanding product for the sight fisherman.
Outstanding Sunglasses -
By: Captainruss from Chesapeake Bay, Barrier Islands and Coastal
Not since before I started wearing prescription glasses have I owned a pair of sunglasses that are as good as these. As a professional Fly Fishing Guide I needed great polarization and got it plus my complex bifocal prescription was made perfectly into these curved lenses. No blind spots, great peripheral vision and really comfortable all day long. Thanks ORVIS for another terrific product!
|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.