Maui Jim is known for premium polarized sunglasses almost since they began selling sunglasses on the beach in Lanaina, Hawaii back in 1980. Today they get rave reviews for their sports eyewear using the proprietary PolarizedPlus lens and to say they have been successful would be an understatement as the brand has an almost cult status. They market worldwide with more than 98 styles and 200 SKUs and are by far the fastest growing polarized sunglass maker.
In addition, most styles are available with prescription lenses and all block 99.9 percent of glare and 100 percent of ultraviolet rays.
This year for women golfers Maui Jim’s sporty Pearl City ($219) style has the look that’s appropriate on or off the course. With oversize eye coverage and rubber grips, Pearl Citys are both comfortable to wear and in no danger of sliding out of position while swinging. The mid-size nylon frame is lightweight and there is a choice of three colors: Black with Blue Interior, Tortoise or Chocolate Fade. Also there are three lens colors, Neutral Grey for bright, sunny days; HCL Bronze for variable light conditions; and Maui Rose for the sharpest contrast and image resolution.
Pearl City’s have the MauiGradient lenses – darker tinting that becomes lighter moving down the lens and the SuperThin glass lenses are 20 percent thinner and lighter than conventional glass lenses. Conveniently, MauiGradient lenses may be purchased in prescription.
For male linksters the Keanu ($279) is an updated aviator style made from very strong and corrosion resistant Monel metal with a double-bridge, rubber brow-bar detail and two toned rubber temples. Frame color choices include Matte Silver, Matte Chocolate and Matte Black and like the PearCity’s, Keanu’s come with SuperThin glass and may be purchased with corrective lenses.
In response to players wanting a full frame style Maui Jim has the World Cup model ($219). They are made with oversized nylon frames that wrap around the eye area plus the temples are wider to block sunlight from the sides. The SuperThin glass lenses are offered in three colors: Neutral Grey, HCL Bronze or Maui HT.
An especially nice feature of the World Cup’s for golfers are the anticorrosive spring hinges plus there are built-in embedded rubber nose pads for a firm but comfortable fit. Frame choices are: Matte Black Rubber, Chocolate Stripe Fade, Marlin and Matte Green Stripe Rubber.
Maui Jim has something for just about every golfer, athlete or lifestyle. All of their models may be seen at MauiJim.com.WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?