Delaware Surf Fishing.com
By: Rich King
Published: June 2012
Sea Specs Extreme Surf Sunglasses
I destroy sunglasses fishing. Dropping them in the surf, sand, or overboard. Sitting on them is always fun, just set them down for a minute and crunch! The straps that hold them around your neck are annoying and then the glasses are in my gear’s way. Ski goggles would be great on the beach or even the swimming goggles. The fish don’t care what we look like, right? I am not wearing goggles on the beach unless it is Halloween. I need a pair of sunglasses I can glue to my head. I found them, minus the glue.
Sea Specs , a company in Florida, makes a series of sunglasses Sea Specs Extreme Surf Sunglasses. They definitely live up to their description and how do they do this? “Extreme Surf Sunglasses Integrated secure strap keep SeaSpecs on your head while enjoying your Extreme Water Sports. Polarized, 100% UVA/UVB lenses. Prescription SeaSpecs too! ” This is what first interested me in these sunglasses. What exactly is an integrated secure strap? This is not an elastic strap, which wear out over time. The strap is connected to the sunglasses through a slot on the rear of the arm. This slotted area is rubberized for comfort and the strap attaches well past the ears. once the sunglasses are placed on your head you tighhten the strap like a set of goggles. They will not come off after this, I tried. Aside from sticking my head out the window at 80 mph. These sunglasses are not coming off your head. For fishing this is a bonus, I no longer have to worry about losing my sunglasses. One less thing to worry about, not that I worry much on the beach.
So what about comfort? I wore these glasses all day for a couple of weeks. You can hardly tell your wearing sunglasses. You do “know” they are strapped to your head, but it is not uncomfortable at all. The girls all said you have to adjust the strap under a pony tail. I know what they mean, that took a few minutes to get used to adjusting, but no worries now. The only downside to the strap is you can’t just “whip” your glasses off and toss them to the side, as we are so used to doing. You have to releases the strap before you can comfortably remove the sunglasses. They are strapped to your head by a non-elastic band, that does not budge. A good thing when your doing extreme sports, not so good when trying to rip your glasses off your head. That is the only difference between Sea Specs and regular glasses. Honestly it is a good thing for yours truly, I do not plan on breaking or losing any more glasses this year, well at least not breaking.
he nose guard area is foam padded and very comfortable. The padding is set up for protection from “hard” landings and no I don’t mean large fish. There are holes on the front of the glasses for ventilation. Sea Specs website has many pictures of people doing extreme sports wearing these glasses, I fish. I am not hanging ten off a building in the arctic during a blizzard to prove these glasses stay on your head and are comfortable. When you are doing extreme sports, the last thing on your mind should be your sunglasses. When fishing, the exact opposite is true, or is it. We fish some extremely bad weather and areas here that require one to pay attention. Worrying about your sunglasses can get you killed. We also fish areas that Bambi would feel at home in and there is nothing but time to sit and think, about our sunglasses. Sea Specs are good for either situation. I can stand knee deep in the surf this summer, get banged around, and know I am not losing my sunglasses. How many times have you taken a “dip” to cool off and forgot you were wearing your sunglasses. ”Were” being the keyword now. Sea Specs Extreme Surf Sunglasses stay on your head.
We also fish areas that Bambi would feel at home in and there is nothing but time to sit and think, about our sunglasses. Sea Specs are good for either situation. I can stand knee deep in the surf this summer, get banged around, and know I am not losing my sunglasses. How many times have you taken a “dip” to cool off and forgot you were wearing your sunglasses. ”Were” being the keyword now. Sea Specs Extreme Surf Sunglasses stay on your head.
This is a different way to wear sunglasses and they are meant for the times you need them, sports etc. I wouldn’t wear them to the store to grab some milk and the paper. Though I have, I honestly forgot I had them on my head. This has nothing to do with the look of Sea Spec Extreme Surf Sunglasses. The look is sleek and stylish, not an outrageous fashion statement. There are several frame color combinations with colored mirrored lenses. Prescription Sea Specs are also available. I like the look as did everyone I showed. The glasses come with a micro-fibre bag for storage. Storing them for your “outings” will keep them in better shape than trying to use them daily, like regular sunglasses. Sea Specs Extreme Surf Sunglasses are just that….”Extreme”.
I am giving these sunglasses, 2 thumbs up!
Released: April 1, 2011
Surfing Products.com Gear Review
Surfing Products your online surf shop takes a look at SeaSpecs and their range of surf goggles. SeaSpecs have been specifically developed for extreme ocean sports with a focus on eye protection and functionality. SeaSpecs come standard with their patented high quality, impact resistant polarized lenses that provide 100% UVA & UVB Protection. The goggles design incorporates a permanent strap that connects the two arms behind the head allowing for the goggles to remain securely in place while undertaking extreme sports like surfing, kite boarding, snowboarding, paddle boarding, sailing, fishing and windsurfing to name a few.
Additionally they have been designed to float and drainage provides for clear viewing in water settings. Their application is well designed for any extreme sport that involves hours exposed to the sun and the associated outdoor weather conditions. This is certainly one of the best surf accessories on the market particularly with eye protection in mind. SeaSpecs have a variety of models and styles and have been extensively tested in all of the extreme sport applications it is suited for. Pricing is competitive making eye protection affordable for all.
Overall this products stacks up as a functional eyewear option for extreme sports.
Gear Test With Katie Coryell, Professional Surfer
Keeping the Sun at Bay and the Water Away
By STEFANI JACKENTHAL
Published: August 10, 2006
SUN rays reflecting off the ocean can be blinding, not to mention harmful to one’s eyes. Still, surfers have long resisted wearing protective sunglasses or goggles because they were too easy to lose, too likely to become foggy or waterlogged.
But now there is ventilated, draining eyewear made to be worn while surfing, windsurfing, kayaking and jet skiing. Adjustable straps keep them secure during spills.
Some of these impact-resistant frames for watersports have long been available. Just as it took a long while for surfers to start wearing zinc-based sunblock, said Chris Coté, the editor of Transworld Surf magazine, they are only now starting to wear sunglasses to protect against cataracts and pterygium, a fleshy growth on the white part of your eye caused by prolonged sun exposure.
To see if watersport glasses made a difference, Katie Coryell, a professional surfer and instructor at Surf Diva, a school for women and girls in La Jolla, Calif., wore them on the water for a week. She was eager to try them, she said, because “some of my contemporaries already have eye problems, and I have a lot of years of surfing ahead of me.”
SEASPECS - SUNFIRE SPECS $59, www.seaspecs.com. Easy to adjust with one hand, these “nicely shaped glasses” stayed in place when Ms. Coryell had to duck underwater to avoid being knocked over by an ill-timed wave and…the lenses have “good visibility”….
Misha Erwitt for The New York Times
Surf for Sanity
I have seen seaspecs around a bit lately and after talking to the people wearing them decided to give them a crack. My main aim was to stop my sun glasses fogging up when I’m in a Stand Up Paddle race as obviously you don’t have time to clean the lens mid stroke. I am also sick of loosing sunnies to the bottom of the ocean having lost many pairs on the jetski.
They finally arrived the other day and I threw them on and went for a 14km paddle to test them out. If I had to use one word to sum them up I would probably use “Awesome”
They are comfortable to wear and look pretty good too, but the main bonus is the vents above and below the lens to stop them fogging up once you start to sweat. These are the first glasses that I’ve owned that have been able to do this effectively.
They also have an adjustable strap around your head so they won’t come off if you do, which I tested a few times and they stayed put and drained quickly. Your Seaspecs will also float if for some reason they do come off and the lenses are polarized which is great for water sports.
… I rate these highly and are definitely worth the $50 price tag.
Seaspecs also have a deal on at the moment through their website. Buy 2 pairs, and get 1 pair free. Grab a mate or 2 to chip in and get a set for under $40. Bargain
Sea Specs Extreme Eyewear
From Jay DiMartino
Your Guide to Surfing / Bodyboarding
Guide Rating -
After a lifetime of surfing, I now find myself suffering from pterygiums, strange skin-like growths that cover the inner corner of the eyeball and can eventually grow to cover the pupil and impair vision permanently if not surgically removed. These nasty little devils not only look horrifyingly bloody when irritated but they are caused and exacerbated by sun and wind
exposure. And I am not alone. Several friends I have grown up with have thesame condition as well as countless fishermen, divers, and other outdoors lovers I have encountered over the years.
So what is a surfer to do? Will you be able to surf with your kids when they come of age? Will you have to quit going to the beach and shun the sun like some mole rat? Maybe not.
Luckily, the surf industry has noticed this trend of sun-related eye
problems, and ...SeaSpecs has made eyewear specifically for
surfing, skiing, kite boarding, or any outdoor sport that requires that
glasses be not only light weight and secure, but they must also provide
total protection from the sun's harmful rays.
Therefore, in my quest to find the best protection for my eyes and future waveriding pursuits, I have personally tried...SeaSpecs surfing eyewear and based on my trials I recommend SeaSpecs based on price, style, and security.
The first day I used my Sea Specs, the surf was small, so I put them through the "kids at the beach" test which involves pushing my daughter into waves on her body board, throwing my son up in the air, falling backwards into the water, rolling around in the mud and building castles in the sand. ...My Sea Specs provided complete protection that I could leave on as I ran back and forth from the water the beach....
The following day saw the arrival of a good swell, and I was able to put my SeaSpecs through a real test. Under normal surfing conditions which included
paddling, duckdiving, and riding small to medium sized waves, Sea Spec worked extremely well. The lenses stayed clear, and the frame remained securely on my head even after some minor wipeouts.
They were most clear under full sun....and SeaSpecs makes glasses
with different tint levels....Overall, my surfing experience with Sea Specs was extremely positive.
In contrast to the other brands I tried, I found Sea Specs to be both more advanced in terms of function and more stylish in terms of fashion. Therefore, in terms of fashion, function and price, I find SeaSpecs to be the most effective "extreme surf sunglass" on the market.
SeaSpecs utilizes polarized lenses..., they float in the ocean and are specially designed with an adjustable strap which prevents them from falling off....
Costing about $50 (which I found to be the...least expensive of the different glasses I tried), Sea Specs are a great form of protection for any water sports enthusiast. Based on their stylish design, I have basically made my SeaSpecs my water glasses as well as my land glasses. They are just as effective when mowing the lawn and watching the kids at the playground as they are for riding waves and going fishing
Standuplatino.com SeaSpecs Test (en español & English)
March 17, 2011
El equipo de StandUpLatino.com ama SUP sesiones al amanecer o al atardecer. A esta hora del día la sensación en el agua emite una energía mágica que dura por horas, a veces días. Desde hace una semana y un poco más a veces. El único problema es que, debido a que el sol está cerca del horizonte, los rayos están incidiendo directamente sobre los ojos y después de una larga sesión nos quedamos con el dolor severo.
The team of StandUpLatino.com loves SUP sessions at sunrise or sunset. At this time of day the feeling on the water gives off a magical energy that lasts for hours, sometimes days. For a week and a bit more sometimes. The only problem is that, because the sun is near the horizon, the rays are shining directly into our eyes and after a long session we're left with significant eye pain.
Si queremos ser capaces de disfrutar de SUP durante muchos años por venir - en cualquier momento, en un día soleado - parece urgente de empezar a tomar precauciones debido a los rayos del sol y los reflejos de luz en el agua no sólo inhibe nuestra visión, sino puede causar dolor ocular severo e irreversible daño a nuestra retina.
No hay duda de que ya han oído hablar de "Pterygiums", con un crecimiento carnoso en la parte blanca de los ojos causados ??por la exposición prolongada al sol.
Es como un crecimiento de la piel que cubre la esquina interna del ojo y puede llegar a cubrir la pupila y deteriorar la visión de forma permanente, si no se extirpan quirúrgicamente. Para evitar problemas tan graves, SeaSpecs, un fabricante de gafas de sol, desarrolló un especial, los deportes específicos de modelo que se ha vuelto extremadamente popular en la comunidad de deportes acuáticos en los últimos años. Así que decidimos poner a prueba las gafas de sol que ofrece gafas de sol SeaSpecs Extreme.
If we want to be able to enjoy SUP for many years to come – at any time on a sunny day – it appears urgent to start taking precautions because the rays of the sun and the reflections of light on water not only inhibits our vision, but can cause severe eye pain and irreversibly damage our retinas.
No doubt you have already heard about "Pterygiums", a fleshy growth on the white part of the eye caused by prolonged exposure to the Sun.
Its like a growth of skin that covers the inner corner of the eye and eventually may cover the pupil and impair vision permanently, if they are not surgically removed. To avoid such serious problems, SeaSpecs, a sunglass manufacturer, developed a special, sports-specific model that has become extremely popular in the watersports community over the last several years. So we decided to test the sunglasses offered by SeaSpecs Extreme Sunglasses.
En primer lugar, su precio (USD $ 50 aproximadamente), es muy razonable. Incluye una bolsa de microfibra, que es práctico para limpiar y guardar el SeaSpecs. El diseño es algo futurista, con tomas de aire que tienen la intención de ayudar a evitar el empañamiento del lente en condiciones de agua fría y el aire caliente...
First of all, its price (USD $50 approx), is very reasonable. It includes a microfiber bag, which is practical to clean and store the SeaSpecs. The design is something futuristic with vents that are intended to help avoid lens fogging under conditions of cold water and hot air...
Por supuesto, hay varios modelos, todos los cuales son muy cómodas (SeaSpecs usar el estilo de marco y tamaño), caja de seguridad (lentes polarizadas son SeaSpecs y 100% resistente a los rayos UVA / UVB) y grandes opciones de color del marco. Hemos probado la Especificaciones Tortuga, de carey con lentes de marco patrón de Brown, el tinte mejor lente para la mañana / tarde SUP montar a caballo.
Pero sin lugar a dudas, la característica más notable es SeaSpecs su sistema de correa ajustable - es realmente fácil de usar y muy eficiente. Una vez ajustado, se mantiene en su posición. Las gafas de sol se sentía perfectamente en su lugar, durante el SUP se cae o al principio de windsurf saltos y las antenas.
Of course, there are various models, all of which are very comfortable (SeaSpecs use the same frame style and size), safe (SeaSpecs lenses are Polarized and 100% UVA/UVB resistant) and great frame color options. We tested the Tortuga Specs, Tortoise Shell pattern frame with Brown lenses, the best lens tint for early morning/late afternoon SUP riding.
But without a doubt, the most notable SeaSpecs feature is it's adjustable strap system – its really easy to use and very efficient. Once tight, it stays in position. The sunglasses felt perfectly in place, during SUP falls or at the beginning of windsurfing jumps and aerials.
La correa tiene una doble función - siempre que no los quieren en su cara, sólo tiene que dejarlos colgando alrededor de su cuello. No me molesta mientras yo estaba en movimiento y es una gran manera de tenerlos siempre a mano en caso de una emergencia - entonces usted no tiene que perder tiempo en busca de ellos.
Otra buena cosa sobre ellos es que si por alguna razón usted se cae en el agua, SeaSpecs flotan en el océano!
The strap has a dual function – whenever you don't want them on your face, you can simply leave them hanging around your neck. They did not bother me while I was moving around and it is a great way to have them always at hand in case of an emergency - then you don't have to waste time looking for them.
Another good to thing about them is that if for some reason you fall in the water, SeaSpecs float in the ocean!
Hay varios colores de lentes, todos son polarizadas (excepto las especificaciones de cristal) y todas ellas están 100% los rayos UVA / UVB resistente. El modelo que probé, Tortuga Especificaciones (lentes de Brown), que ofrece una excelente vista, no muy oscuro y con contrastes excelentes. El ambiente era más colorido! Si usted los necesita, sino que también ofrecen SeaSpecs receta.
Para evitar que las gotas de agua / manchas en la lente, sólo tiene que lavar con jabón y luego enjuagar con agua. Me parece que la saliva actúa como repelente contra gotas de agua...
There are several lens colors, all are Polarized (except Crystal Specs) and all are 100% UVA/UVB Resistant. The model that I tried, Tortuga Specs (Brown lenses), offered an excellent view; not too dark and with excellent contrasts. The environment was more colorful! If you need them, they also offer prescription SeaSpecs.
To avoid water drops/spots on the lens, just wash it with soap and then rinse with water. I find that saliva acts as repellent against water droplets...
Después de varios amaneceres y puestas de sol sobre el agua, mis ojos ya no duele. No hay duda de que en gran medida SeaSpecs protege los ojos. En condiciones extremas, la correa de la SeaSpecs le permite quitar y dejarlo colgando alrededor de su cuello hasta que los necesite de nuevo. Y eso también es práctica en todas las actividades en el continente, por lo que SeaSpecs son definitivamente una buena inversión.
After various sunrises and sunsets on the water, my eyes no longer hurt. There is no doubt that SeaSpecs greatly protects the eyes. In extreme conditions, the strap of the SeaSpecs allows you to remove it and leave it hanging around his neck until you need them again. And that is also practical in all activities on the Mainland, so SeaSpecs are definitely a good investment.
Responsable del seguimiento de los productos por StandUpLatino.com
VANCOUVER, Wash. (June 3, 2009) — I received an email from this company a couple of weeks ago. Normally most of these unsolicited, "cold-call" aka SPAM email. messages get tossed in the trash and the sender's email address tagged forever for deletion.
This is one of the times I am glad I didn't pass this one up. SeaSpecs.com is currently promoting a buy 2 get one free offer and with each pair at just $49.95 that's not too bad for a pair of sunglasses. After reading their specifications on these glasses and then reading the extensive number of absolutely glowing reviews on the Internet (Google: Sea Specs) I was sold, so I ordered 2 with the third pair being free. My glasses were shipped within a few hours and I got them in one week from their home base in Florida. Each pair comes with its own carrying bag. So, then it was time to wait for some sun! Geeze what whacky weather we're having. It feels like November. Must be Al Gore and his "global warming".
Anyway, I have had them a couple of weeks now and have to say they are now my fave sunglasses. And I also have a pair of Maui Jim and Serengeti, two of the best rated sunglasses on the market today. The fit of the SeaSpecs are awesome. The become part of your head and they are so lightweight, it's not long where you forget you even have them on. Very comfortable rubberized nose and ear pads make all the difference here. The head strap is easily adjustable and when adjusted there is not anything going to take these puppies off your head!
And now for the meat: SeaSpecs remove the glare off the water with their polarization and still leave your vision bright and clear. I have found many types of sunglasses mask glare by just darkening it, but also reducing the clarity of your vision. SeaSpecs do not use that method. Your vision stays ultra-clear and without glare. They also work quite well on bright, cloudy days reducing that annoying glare but keeping your vision crisp and they look cool too! So, I highly recommend these glasses by my experience. To take advantage of this buy 2 get 1 free offer, go to their website at www.seapecs.com.
Please note that I am not affiliated with this organization in any way, shape or form.
Review by Neal at Surfboardshack.com
The good guys at Sea Specs were nice enough to send me one of their surf
sunglasses for me to try. I surf here in Hawaii during the middle of the day
and for me, those surf sessions have always been extremely painful on my
eyes. I really hate squinting and was excited to try these surf shades out
on my next surf.
Surprisingly I tried my new Sea Specs during a mid-day stand up paddle board
session. The surf shades fit comfortably on my face and the convenient
non-removable strap secured my Sea Specs in place. The smoke tint was
perfect for our strong sun and the polarized lens significantly reduced the
glare. These surf shades worked really well stand up paddling and I could
see fish, reef, sand bars, and every crevice with amazing detail. I can't
believe what I had been missing this whole time without shades! Best of all,
I got great UVA & UVB protection as long exposure to sunlight can cause
serious eye problems like glaucoma (which leads to certain blindness). Most
of us put sunscreen on to protect our skin from the sun...why not protect
your eyes? You only got two of them!
Buy these for only $49.95 at www.seaspecs.com
05 November 2007
Sea Specs gear review
- Excellent design features: snug fit, side protection
- Floats on water
- Available in a range of frame colours and lenses, including prescription lenses
- Very competitive price.
We bought three pairs of Sea Specs at the start of the year and have used them on our last three trips. I'm pleased to report that they're working out great and they make a huge difference when you're on the Jet Ski.
There are two key benefits to using a product like this:
- Reduction of glare: you will avoid being blinded from sun reflection off the water, and your eyes will be protected from harmful UV light
- Protection against waves and spray: your eyes will be protected from the inevitable splashing and spray that you encounter out on the water.
The big drawcard for me in using a product like Sea Specs is that you need to be able to see at all times while you're out on the water. My greatest concern is the possibility of collisions with other craft - a real issue at busy jet ski beaches - and the risk of running over someone in the water, e.g. divers. A little bit of diving does go on around the cliffs to the north of Safety Beach.
The fact that Sea Specs are available in prescription lenses is a HUGE bonus in this regard.
Sea Specs provide enhanced protection from both sun glare and water, thanks to their snug fit. The frames wrap right around the side of your face, blocking out sunlight and keeping water from getting in behind the lenses.
The secure fit is further enhanced with a generous rubberised nosepiece and an adjustable strap which runs around the back of your head, to prevent the Sea Specs from coming off if you collide with a wave. Having the strap also means you can loosen it and hang you Sea Specs around your neck when you're not jet skiing - definitely a better option than perching them on your head, where they can be accidentally knocked off into the sand.
Sea Specs suitability for water sports is further enhanced by the fact that they float on water, so if you accidentally drop them in the water you won't lose them!
We are very happy with our Sea Specs - they are very favourably priced compared to competing products from Oakley and other manufacturers - and now that we have them we definitely wouldn't jet ski without them.
I also found Sea Specs great to deal with - very friendly, with prompt responses to email enquiries and an excellent experience ordering over the web.
By STEVE ACKERMAN
www.allaboutsurf.com/surfsup/seaspecs Published: October 24, 2006
Have you ever forgotten to toss your high-priced spectacles into your bag before rushing for the water, only to loose them to King Neptune himself? I know I have far to often. Whether I simply forgot that I had them on before heading out into the surf or I was trying to sneak into the water just long enough to rinse my board off. Then from out of nowhere... WHAM! And before I realized what had happened, my shades were sleeping with the fishes. Some new... some old, I must have lost a dozen or more in a similar fashion over the last few of years.
Well, now there is a ventilated, self-draining eyewear called SeaSpecs. They are specifically designed for outdoor water sports from surf to snow, but are light weight and comfortable enough for everyday use. Some of the outdoor sports requiring this kind of extreme eye protection would be waveriding, water and snow skiing, snowboarding, jet ski, kayaking, boating, fishing and lets not forget surfing.
It is important to remember that the same harmful rays that damage skin will also increase your risk of developing eye problems. You see... when sunlight reflects off of water, snow or sand, the exposure and intensity of the ultraviolet (UV) radiation is increased. It is these invisible high-energy rays that lie just beyond the violet end of the visible light spectrum that do the most damage. People who spend long hours in the sun without adequate eye protection can develop painful eye conditions like photokeratitis, a reversible sunburn of the cornea or pterygium, a fleshy growth on the white part of your eye that often requires surgery to correct. It is as simple as wearing the proper eye protection that can reduce the risk and possibly prevent eye damage or vision loss entirely while outdooring.
SeaSpecs have combined all of the important protections and quality into a very stylish design, including polarized lenses with 100% UVA & UVB protection [polarized prescription lenses are available] to protect your eyes from the sun's harmful rays, impact-resistant frames to keep them in one piece, and an easily adjustable strap to keep them on your face should you get hit hard enough to knock them off. Plus, they float too.
While testing these shades out, I was most impressed by the clarity of the lenses even after being completely submersed over-and-over again. The lenses continued to provide good visibility throughout the entire day, both in and out of the water. And the shades always remained securely attached, even after a few nasty wipeouts.
SeaSpecs come in black, blue, metallic red and metallic orange with gray lenses or black with brown lenses. A pair of these shades will run you about $50 bones ($195 to $295 for prescription lenses) which is a pretty fair price for effective eye protection. Whether you are landing a little too hard after catching air off the side of a mountain, hanging your head in misery over the stern rail of your boat or dropping into that wave just a little too late, you'll be glad you are wearing SeaSpecs. I recommend this extreme eyewear to any sport enthusiast looking for affordable eye protection without sacrificing on quality.
I thoroughly enjoyed testing these shades out. My only wish... that they had sent me a slicker color to try out. The black or blue pair would have looked much cooler wrapped around my head than the fiery orange pair I have been running around with.
So drop by www.seaspecs.com for more information, check out some cool shots of them in action and go try a pair out for yourself.
Find Out SeaSpecs Sunglasses For Extreme Water Sports
Surf – Tired to get blind while you´re riding? Doc SurfJ prescribes SeaSpecs…
No matter what is your action sport, surfing, snowboarding, kitesurfing, sailing… take a look at their catalog and let the sunshine in.
SeaSpecs are not common sunglasses, this polarized sunglasses are specifically designed for outdoor watersports. Easy to adjust with one hand, SeaSpecs are made for extreme conditions, therefore their patented strap is not removable! Lenses provide 100% UVA and UVB protection. SeaSpecs float!
SeaSpecs is offering you three sunglasses for the price of two. Find out this product and take advantage of their “special promotion”. (family,friend, birthday?)
Go to www.seaspecs.com for more info about this hot product.
Aloha Lea and friends of SeaSpecs.
SeaSpecs: Polarized Floating Sunglasses Review
Published on Monday, 11 April 2011
Written by California Standup
Wearing sunglasses to protect your vision while standup paddling is a smart move. Direct sunlight is reason enough, but being on the water also increases the risk since the harmful UV rays are reflected off the surface. That said, standup paddling provides a few challenges when it come to wearing sunglasses, loosing them when you fall in, being the primary one. Replacing glasses gets expensive real quick.
SeaSpecs is a sunglass manufacturer that specializes in polarized eyewear for outdoor watersports. SeaSpecs are available in a variety of frame colors and lens tints. Both the frame and hinges of SeaSpecs are made from molded nylon. This allows them to create a light weight frame and eliminates the worry of rust and failure with the hinges - a big plus for salt water paddling. We got our hands on a pair of SeaSpecs "Sunset Specs" - black frames with brown tint lens (MSRP $49.95), and put them to the test.
All SeaSpecs come with a non-removable strap to secure the glasses to your head. This is the stand-out feature of SeaSpecs and is very well thought out. The strap allows you to loosen or tighten the fit with a simple move of the adjustment slider that is attached to the strap. More than a few sunglasses have met their end from paddling without a head strap or due to rubber sleeve failure with traditional eyeglass straps. The SeaSpecs strap is fitted into the ends of the glasses arm and can't slide off and there's no rubber sleeve to rot away. The strap does not have a lot of excess slack and was designed for keeping the glasses secure to your head and not around your neck. From the SeaSpecs website, "Never wear a leash/noose around your neck during Extreme Sports!". Point taken - straps can become a choking hazard. For those of us that like to flirt with danger, this can be a problem. During our surfing sessions, the glasses performed well and always felt secure due to the strap. The glasses stayed on even during wipeouts. (...)
During the flatwater sessions the glasses worked great in reducing the glare off the water thanks to the polarized lenses. Polarized sunglasses can make it difficult to read some digital/LCD displays such as that on your iPhone, watch or GPS, but that's the trade off for reduced glare. The benefits of polarized lenses easily outweighs the issue with viewing a display. Another common problem with wearing sunglasses during paddling can be fogging, especially during a race. SeaSpecs has designed ventilation holes in to the frame around the lenses to help combat this issue. The vents worked well during our tests and fogging was minimal. Wearing a hat or visor increased fogging with all glasses, but there was less with the SeaSpecs.
For the price, SeaSpecs are a good value. The secure strap will prevent your glasses from falling off and if they do, the glasses float. The frames only come in one style, but SeaSpecs are designed for activity and less for fashion. If you are looking for a cost efficient alternative to your current eyewear to using with standup paddling, SeaSpecs are definitely worth considering.