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Maui Jim Ho\'okipa Polarized Sunglasses - Men\'s


    Maui Jim Ho'okipa Polarized Sunglasses - Men's

    Named after the windsurfing mecca in Maui, these Ho'okipa sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun and feature the Maui Jim PolarizedPlus2® technology. See details

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    Named after the windsurfing mecca in Maui, these Ho'okipa sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun and feature the Maui Jim PolarizedPlus2® technology.

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    Named after the windsurfing mecca in Maui, these Ho'okipa sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun and feature the Maui Jim PolarizedPlus2® technology.

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    Named after the windsurfing mecca in Maui, these Ho'okipa sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun and feature the Maui Jim PolarizedPlus2® technology.

    • Polarized lenses reduce 99% of visible glare from water, snow, sand and pavement for increased visual acuity and decreased eye strain
    • Lightweight and virtually shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses are 20 times more impact resistant than glass and one-third the weight
    • Front and back of lenses feature a Clearshell® hard coating that provides excellent scratch resistance
    • Extremely impact-resistant, Grilamid TR 90 lightweight nylon frames offer consistent fit and flexibility at any temperature
    • Rectangle frame shape is ideal for large face sizes
    • Rubber nose pads and temple ends prevent slippage
    • Maui Jim Ho'okipa sunglasses come with a semi-rigid case and a soft pouch for cleaning and storage


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    Maui Jim Ho'okipa Polarized Sunglasses - Men's Specs
    Best use
    100 percent
    Grey / Bronze
    12 / 16 percent
    UV protection
    Lens tint
    Light transmission
    Lens material
    Interchangeable lenses
    Additional lenses included
    Frame material

    Maui Jim Ho'okipa Polarized Sunglasses - Men's

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    Maui Jim Ho'okipa Polarized Sunglasses - Men'sis rated4.3333out of5by3.
    Rated5out of5byfromFantastic glassesI'm confused about some of the negative comments. I have been wearing these glasses for more than 10 years- they are better than anything else I have tried. They are my primary mountaineering/glacier glasses. Like any lightweight sunglasses, of course you can't sit on them or otherwise beat them up- if you take reasonable care of them they will last years. I have used them for everything from driving around town to climbing at over 6000 meters in Bolivia. They provide plenty of coverage and sun protection. I used them in New Zealand when the ozone hole was large (i.e. huge UV levels)- no issues whatsoever. They probably won't fit everybody (I have a large head), but that's to be expected. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2013-12-05
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat pair of glassesVery good pair of glasses. Very comfortable and the lens quality is outstanding. They help your eyes relax in strong sunlight. They are in the Maui Jim sports collection, but I have only been using them for casual use. I'm not sure how well they would do in a more active setting as my Oakleys have been serving that purpose quite well and do feel more rugged than these MJs.
    Date published: 2013-08-21
    Rated3out of5byfromNot great for sportsThese glasses can be great if you know what to expect, but since they are advertised as part of the Maui Jim sport line I had to give them a mediocre rating. I suppose a lot of these problems could be a matter of poor fit, but from my experience with other rimless glasses I think these are just inherit design issues. They offer fairly good sun protection although (like most MJs) they don't quite go low enough on my face. When looking towards the sun there can be significant glare appearing as vertical stripes down the lens. Not quite as bad as my Smtihs but nowhere near the quality of Kaenons. They also let in a ton of wind, which swirls around the inside of the lenses and is extremely uncomfortable even when biking (and I don't bike particularly fast). The inside of the lenses also get dirty and smudged strangely easily and are difficult to clean with the included microfiber pouch. Never had this problem with other lenses. That said, the lenses (when clean) are very clear for polycarbonates and the colors looks great (a little "cool" as opposed to the warmer colors of kaenons, just a matter of preference). They are also incredibly comfortable which was almost enough to convince me to keep these glasses despite their other issues. For driving or low velocity activities with little wind these would be perfect.
    Date published: 2012-10-03

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