Maui Jim Sunglasses Review

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It’s a new year for golf and Maui Jim wants to introduce you to their new lineup of golf sunglasses for 2017. The modern, lightweight beta-titanium frame on the Maui Jim Frigate sunglasses is crafted for all kinds of sports, and its rimless design makes them perfect for golf. The disc hinge allows the thin temples to fit perfectly around the face, enhancing the high-performance optics and providing stability during your round. The saddle-style bridge has adjustable nose pads and delivers superior stability and comfort. The rectangular frame shape is lightweight, durable and scratch resistance and compliments medium to large face shapes. Maui Jim is constantly looking for ways to protect your eyes from the harmful rays and glare of the sun. What sets the Frigate and other Maui Jim sunglasses apart are the lenses and the Frigate uses MauiPure, the best Maui Jim has to offer. In fact, no other sunglasses offer the same level of visual acuity, protection and color enhancement as you’ll get with Maui Jim’s patented PolarizedPlus2 Technology lenses. Their patented multi-layer design wipes out glare and reveals more of the vibrant colors on the course. They also protect you from 100% of the sun’s harmful UVA, UVB and UVC rays. There are three lenses to choose from: Neutral Grey, for bright, direct sunlight, the HCL Bronze and Maui HT, both for full sun to overcast skies. All three lenses have a waterproof and oleophobic coating which dissipates water and snow, and repels grease and smudges. The Frigate sunglasses come with Maui Jim’s 2-year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship as well as a protective case and cleaning cloth. Retail price is $329.

Another golf-worthy pair of rimless sunglasses from Maui Jim are the Kupunas. In Hawaiian, the word Kupuna means “teacher” or “those who are best at their job,” and these sunglasses are the best you’ll find at protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays, thanks to Maui Jim’s new MauiBrilliant lenses. MauiBrilliant lenses have optics that are almost as clear as glass yet are 1/3 the weight. MauiBrilliant lenses are made from Maui Jim’s latest injection molded lens material and are treated with a protective Clearshell coating, The PolarizedPlus2 treatment safeguards you from the sun’s harmful rays. Maui Jim’s Kupuna sunglasses are available in four lens colors: Maui Rose, HCL Bronze, Neutral Grey and Maui HT. The Kupuna sunglasses also feature flexible arms that are made from beta-titanium and have colored rubber sleeves, rubberized nose pieces and temple pads that keep these glasses in place, no matter how much you sweat. Four frame colors are available: Gunmetal, Metal Gloss Copper, Gloss Black and Blue. Retail price is $299.

MauiPure lenses deliver crisp, clear optics in the blazing sun, making the new Maui Jim Pohaku sunglasses perfect for the golf course. The advanced lens material in the MauiPure lenses create optics as crisp as SuperThin Glass. They are extremely lightweight and very resistant to shattering and scratching. The front and back of the lenses are protected with Clearshell, Maui Jim’ proprietary silicone-based hard coat, that adds durability. PolarizedPlus2 color-infused lens technology keeps out 100% of the sun’s harmful UV rays and 99.9% of glare. This specially designed lens treatment boosts color for clearer viewing, amazing brilliance and crisper contrasts. The frame of the Pokahu sunglasses is lightweight nylon and has a fixed saddle-style nose bridge with embedded nose pads. There’s an anti-corrosive traditional hinge and the subtle, rectangular frame best suits a round, oval or heart-shaped face. The matte Blue frames are available with your choice of lenses: Neutral Grey – perfect for bright, direct sunlight; HCL Bronze and Maui Rose, both of which are perfect for a variety of conditions – from overcast to full sunlight. The Pokahu sunglasses from Maui Jim come with a protective case and cleaning cloth. Retail price is $259.

The Maui Jim Red Sands Polarized Sunglasses feature MauiPure lenses and produce crisp, glare-free optics while providing lightweight comfort. The PolarizedPlus2 lenses enhance contrast, color and clarity, and eliminate 100% of the sun’s harmful UV rays as well as 99% of the glare. Red Sands’ frame is an extremely thin and lightweight injected nylon material and uses a traditional pin hinge. The saddle-style nose bridge and adjustable nose pads add to the comfort of these sunglasses. Maui Jim’s Red Sands sunglasses are available in several frame colors including Matte Black, Grey Tortoise, Matte Tortoise and Purple Fade. Several lenses are also available: Maui Rose, Maui HT, HCL Bronze, Blue Hawaii and Neutral Grey. Retail price is $229. Because they are so light and provide great coverage on the golf course, these are my favorite Maui Jim’s for golf.

All Maui Jim sunglasses come with a two-year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship and are shipped in a protective case and special cleaning rag. For more information on these or any other Maui Jim product, visit their website at

David Theoret

David Theoret has been in the golf and golf travel industry for over 12 years, primarily selling online advertising. For the past seven years, he has also been a golf writer, reviewing golf courses, resorts, destinations, equipment, golf apparel, and training aids – the latter of which never seems to help. What started as a dream years ago, by God’s grace, became a reality in 2015 when The Golfin’ Guy editorial marketing company was founded. Working together with golf course designer Ron Garl; David’s articles and reviews have been posted on many golf travel, equipment, and apparel websites.

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