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Maui Jim Makaha Sunglasses

Glasses Strong Enough To Last Through Lots of Shenanigans

I once bought my husband a new, inexpensive pair of sunglasses before he went to play basketball with his buddies. He always complained that he couldn’t see when they were on the outdoor court, so I figured I would be nice and get him some sunglasses to help improve his game. He was gone for about 2 hours and came home without the sunglasses. Apparently, he had taken an elbow to the face while playing, and the glasses basically exploded. Great!

Maui Jim Makaha

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Can They Pass The Test

Well a lesson learned! Since then, I have been on the hunt for a pair that would not be destroyed by their shenanigans. I looked at the Maui Jim Makaha Sunglasses because they are supposed to be durable enough to last through the type of unexpected accidents my husband can get into when playing “extreme” sports.

Extreme Colors For Extreme Sports

The Maui Jim Makaha come in three colors: tortoise with Maui Rose lenses, gloss black with grey lenses and tortoise with bronze lenses. All are subdued, but they’re hardly going to be used as a fashion statement!

Outdoor Perks Built In

The lenses are polarized which will help when he feels overwhelmed by the glare and can’t see to make a shot. They’re also covered in Clearshell which stops the lenses from scratching. The polycarbonate construction won’t shatter like glass, so at least his eyesight will be safe!

Poor Stress Management Skills

Unfortunately, despite the fact these are supposed to be able to withstand strenuous activity, they have a similar problem other sunglasses like this do. The mostly frameless architecture means the lenses can break away from either the nose pieces or arms, and the lenses can crack. However, as long as they’re taken care of properly, this shouldn’t be an issue.

Staying Power

At just under $170, I think these sunglasses will stand the test of time. I have come across plenty of people who use them for all sorts of outdoor activities (including surfing) without a problem. However, if you do have a tendency to be heavy handed, these might not be the best option.

If you’re considering the frameless Mahakas as an option because if nothing else, they really do look great, then SURF over here and make them yours.

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