If calm cruising in tranquil waters is how you spent your sailing days, then your only real consideration when it comes to choosing sunglasses is a ‘wrap’ fit. A wrap fit minimises the amount of UV light that enters the eyes, and without it, harmful radiation and visible light reflected from the water surface will always find a way in – even if you’re at the helm inside the bridge.
The most suitable model for ‘plain sailing’ would be the FLO. The lightweight 8-based wrap frame sits comfortably on the face and prevents any damaging UV rays from getting through, plus the FLO has the added bonus of being floatable. So even though significant spray and sudden jolts are unlikely when you’re bay hopping in tranquil waters like Lake Macquarie in NSW and the Yorke Peninsula in SA, should you accidentally drop your FLO sunnies overboard, they’ll be easily retrieved.
If you’re a permanent fixture behind the helm and are constantly looking at navigational instruments, sailing sunglasses with a non-polarised, screen-friendly lens may be a good solution. Have a look at our ZEISS multilayer red lenses (details below) if this sounds like you.
But if you spend a lot of time out on deck in bright and sunny conditions, then a polarised lens with a VLT rate of around 10-12% is a great option. And if you’re often out to sea in blue ocean environments, choose a blue mirror lens coating for your sunnies to ensure you can see when you’re out!
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