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Costa sunglasses #13381601 12/24/19 02:45 PM
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I know it’s been discussed before, but I’m looking at getting a new pair of sunglasses. I’ve been a dedicated Oakley guy for many many years now. I have an opportunity to get a couple of pairs at a substantial discount. I’m looking for the best bang for the buck, is this just personal preference or is there a pair or two that’s the best for sight fishing and overall wear.


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Re: Costa sunglasses [Re: Mike Keenan] #13381618 12/24/19 03:00 PM
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Brine 580 Blue glass lenses


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Re: Costa sunglasses [Re: Mike Keenan] #13381624 12/24/19 03:04 PM
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580p blue whatever frame you like. They are on ebay in fantail which is the frame I use for 99.99

I also have 580g but they are heavy enough to make my nose hurt after a few hours and they dont seem any more clear I keep them in the boat also for loaners.

I keep mine in the boat so the p arent getting scratched up from daily use etc. I wear them fishing pretty much all the time, even in the rain they cut the glare etc.


I tried green also, sold them.

Id sell my 580g if anyone wants them. They are blue lense in the case and have the fantail frames in grey. 100 shipped

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Re: Costa sunglasses [Re: Mike Keenan] #13381634 12/24/19 03:16 PM
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580g are the only way to go the 580P scratch super easy the G lenses are super clear but are a little bit more pricey but worth every penny!


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Re: Costa sunglasses [Re: Mike Keenan] #13381665 12/24/19 03:39 PM
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Personally I do not notice a big difference between the 580p and 580g lenses. I don't like the weight of the glass lenses. I'm still waiting on getting a scratch on my 580p lenses. Been years and still no scratches.

I wear Reeftons mostly. Got the blue mirror for fishing, green mirror for sight fishing and grey mirror for everyday wear. Those 3 pair handle any situation for me. I have a couple pair of the Broadbills as well. Really liking the looks of the new Diego frames too.

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Get one pair with the sunrise silver lens for low light and one blue 580 g for sunny conditions, for low light conditions the sunrise silver is the best

Re: Costa sunglasses [Re: Mike Keenan] #13381736 12/24/19 04:52 PM
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I use 580g in green. Great lenses but costa frames suck or at least the brine. I just got them back which they have great customer service cost 12 bucks for new frame. My ear piece has come off at least 4 times but they have always got them back within 2 weeks.

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Originally Posted by andy52887
I use 580g in green. Great lenses but costa frames suck or at least the brine. I just got them back which they have great customer service cost 12 bucks for new frame. My ear piece has come off at least 4 times but they have always got them back within 2 weeks.


Same. Love the lenses, but the frames suck. Mine's been in twice now. Go with glass unless you are ultra responsible.


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Re: Costa sunglasses [Re: Mike Keenan] #13381802 12/24/19 05:56 PM
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I've had tuna alley's for three years never a problem with the frames yet! I have the green/amber 580G for sunny days and gray 580G for the cloudy


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Re: Costa sunglasses [Re: Mike Keenan] #13381803 12/24/19 05:56 PM
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Costa, Mai Jim , Oakley are all great. Just get the pair that FITS your face.

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I prefer the blue 580P most of the time. I sometimes use the Copper for early morning sight fishing. I also have a pair with 580G and 400G lenses, and a pair with silver mirror lenses. I cant tell any difference besides the weight with the Glass which is negligible. I really like the Whitetip and Brine frames, the Jose frame is pretty good as well, or at least for my head shape and size.

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as far as type of Costas...go try a pair that best fits your face. What works for someone else may not for you.
Here's their color chart which will show you what works best. I fish a LOT offshore so I chose blue. Budget may dictate whether you can afford more than one pair.
Costas color chart

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There are a lot of costa franes wuthout the ear pads etc. They are constantly adding new frane styles. The matte frames seem to be better for me when fishing etc. Less slippery.

Re: Costa sunglasses [Re: Mike Keenan] #13381909 12/24/19 08:47 PM
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Costa 580g in Green with Fathom frames is my favorite. I'm very picky with these, so I use my driving glasses most of the time....Oakley Flak Jacket black iridium polarized.


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Re: Costa sunglasses [Re: Mike Keenan] #13381926 12/24/19 09:07 PM
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My advise would be to find a frame that fits your face. Not all frames and sizes in the Costa lineup are the same. It’s best if your able to try them on first. 2nd, I HIGHLY recommend the C Mate readers. The C mates are the same frame but come with bi-focal lenses. Get the 580p ( they are lighter ). Having the bi-focal lense allows you to see better when re-tying.

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