Best polarized sunglasses for Alaska 2022
Smith Optics Joya smithoptics.com Stylish and effective on the water, Smith’s ChromaPop polarized lenses provide exceptional image clarity when peering through the water looking for fish. Pertinent features of these glasses include a thick temple to block sunlight, Megol pads at the nose and temples which produce a secure, nonslip fit, and spring hinges that self-adjust to your face for a custom fit. Our tester likes the look and fit, as well as the clarity of the lens. She tested the ChromaPop green mirror lens. Smith offers these glasses in four frame colors and eight lens colors. Oakley Split Shot Matte Black frame, Prizm Deep H2O Polarized Lenses oakley.com The Split Shot is designed for on-the-water use. The matte-black frames feature a detachable leash and are comfortable enough for all-day use. Oakley’s Prizm Deep H2O lenses provide 100% protection from UVA and UVB light, as well as some harmful blue light. They feature Oakley’s Iridium lens coating and are impact resistant to meet or exceed the ANSI Z80.3 standard, a real asset if you like to fish the Kenai or Russian for sockeyes. These glasses fit medium- to large faces. The glasses come in a water-resistant case which has an attachment clip to attach the case to a backpack or other piece of equipment. This is an excellent pair of fishing sunglasses. Dragon Kodiak LL Sunglasses dragonalliance.com These sunglasses offer a comfortable fit, clean lines, and a good lens in Smoke color. It features their Lumalens technology which promotes clarity, color optimization, precise depth perception, and reduced eye fatigue. We’ve been testing both the off-the-rack model, as well as a prescription pair and like their comfort, style and lens clarity. 20/20 B-Street DRIVE glasses 2020bstreet.net These glasses aren’t marketed as fishing glasses; they’re marketed as nighttime driving glasses. However, they feature a polarized yellow lens that excels in low-light fishing conditions. Polarized yellow lenses improve visibility and contrast during dark, cloudy days and at dawn or dusk. Tester George Krumm used the AL-CAN version extensively last October in Bristol Bay and says they definitely helped him see better in periods of diminished light—periods when his Smiths and Costas with brown or copper lenses were just too dark. They’re available in two standard frames and two Over-the-Glasses (OTG) frames. At 13 bucks a pair, it’s well worth having a pair if you fish in low-light conditions.