Boating Sunglasses

Whether you’re into powerboats, cruising in calm waters or putting your feet up in a hammock under anchor, one thing that you may not have considered stowing in your gear bag is specialized boating sunglasses. Regular sunglasses have their purpose, but when you’re contending with hours in the blazing sun, blinding reflections off the water, and sea spray – perhaps you’ve wondered if there’s something better out there?

Well-designed boating sunglasses will help you protect your eyes from harmful UV exposure by minimising the amount of ‘UV leakage’.This is where UV rays find their way behind your lenses and into your eyes through the gaps between the sunglasses frame and your face. This is especially important in a marine environment where UV is reflected off surfaces like water and the boat deck. The negative effects of UV radiation are cumulative and build up over a lifetime. So if you love spending long hours on your boat – acquiring some specialised boating glasses is a sound investment.

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Are You Looking for Boating Sunglasses?

Polarized boating sunglasses offer other benefits in addition to UV protection. Polarized lenses cut through the glare and help you see the water ahead clearly. They help you assess your surroundings, seeing blind spots and hazards that may otherwise be hidden in a patch of glare.

Wrap-fit sunglasses also provide excellent peripheral vision which helps you spot movement and hazards outside of your binocular and focus range.A pair of purpose-designed boating sunglasses are going to keep you, and those around you, much safer on the water.

The Best Boating Sunglasses

We teamed up with industry experts ZEISS who use cutting-edge technology to deliver the best boating sunglasses lenses available. Instead of focussing on only one or two water-friendly features, we designed our water sport sunglasses range to be a fully superior product out there on the waves. All of our boating sunglasses incorporate state of the art lens technology including hydrophobic, oleophobic and anti-scratch coatings. Some also have an anti-fog coating. Furthermore, all our boating or sailing sunglasses lenses sail through the FDA impact resistance (or ‘Drop Ball’) test requirements. Even our wrap frames are built using shape-memory TR90 nylon which is not only indestructible but also absorbs and spreads impact loads. We offer 3 models for boating, and each comes with a choice of polarized or non-polarized lenses and a wide selection of base lens colours and mirror coating options to suit every taste.

Our Typhoon and Surge models are designed for speed and more intense boating activities or in competitive environments. They both feature our patented double vortex venting system, which counteracts fogging and reduces heat build-up behind the lenses. They also come equipped with a 100% failsafe leash and silicone necklace retainer system – guaranteed to stay connected to you at all times.Even if you accidentally go overboard and the sunglasses are forcibly removed from your head, they will stay connected to you.

You may instead prefer the simplicity of boating sunglasses that float. With a lightweight floating frame, our Flo model is ideal for calmer, more leisurely water and weather conditions. If they fall off, they’ll just bob along on top of the water until you retrieve them.

Choosing Your Pair of Boating Sunglasses

Boating Sunglasses need to be robust and built to withstand the harsh marine environment. All of our watershades meet this essential criterium – which is why we offer a market-leading 3-years warranty. Choosing the bestboating sunglasses for you will depend on where you plan to use them and the nature of the local weather conditions. Choose the Typhoon or Surge frame for rough seas or high-speed boating as these offer greater security against loss. To choose your lenses, check out our lens summary guide for a detailed look at all of our watershades lens options. We have also put together a summary of all of the essential considerations to make the wisest choice, including a lens tint guide, a guide on lens materials and their qualities and a guide on the visible light transmission rates for all of our lenses. Look through our range of products and find the protection you need against the elements and to lift your boating experience. Next time you head out in your boat, you’re be sure to feel the difference LiP Sunglasses make to your day! Watershades are also perfect as a rowing sunglasses, or as a Fishing sunglasses
Model / Functions Typhoon Surge Flo
UVA/B Protection Yes Yes Yes
Polarised Lenses? Yes Yes Some
Hydrophobic Coating? Yes Yes Yes
Oleophobic Coating? Yes Yes Yes
Hard Coating? Yes Yes Yes
Retention Leash? Yes Yes No
Floating Frame? No No Yes
Anti-fog Venting? Yes Yes No

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