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Costa Sunglasses #13578301 06/01/20 02:51 PM
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Going to get a pair of Costa Del Mar's. I appreciate that some of you prefer other manufacturers and I have some others, but this is for Costa owners only please. I hear the Green Mirror lenses are the best overall for fishing. What are your preferences? I like a bigger frame so which do you recommend? Glass or plastic lenses? Also, who has the best prices you have found? Thanks for your input!

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Green mirror 580 glass is a good all around lens

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Green mirror is great! The silver sunrise mirror is pretty dang good too. Def go with the glass lens. Little heavier but better than the plastic. For bigger frames I like the Blackfin model. I have a huge head and they fit well and block out a almost all of the light.


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Re: Costa Sunglasses [Re: SoCal Tom] #13578310 06/01/20 02:54 PM
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Lense Color Comparison

Short and sweet on what colors do and how they work from Costa themselves

I'm personally not a fan of glass, just because they are heavier and hurt the bridge of my nose. I have several pairs and the plastic get the job done and are far more comfortable.

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Green Mirror for most days and if you sight fish then you will love the Corbina Silver Sunrise mirror it will blow your mind how well you can see fish with these.
Check out Steepandcheap for Costa's and look everyday they change daily

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I like the Rincon with the green glass. I have a huge head and these fit me best. Big squared off lenses . They have a good sale going on right now but they’re sold out of a lot.


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I have a few pairs of Costas...I found my favorite to be the Fantail in 580g green mirror. The only issue as stated above is the weight. If you have a hat that sits lower and pushes the frame arms down along with the weight of glass, it gives me a headache.

I will be looking to get a pair of the 580p Fantails to use on the boat to compare against my glass lenses.

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I have the blue and green and prefer blue most of the time.

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if you use a Health savings account, you can get them through an optometrist on that account. I have a few pair that I bought from a guy that had to use up his money or lose it. so he bought them, and I paid him for them. great deal for us both.

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Originally Posted by avid_basser
I have a few pairs of Costas...I found my favorite to be the Fantail in 580g green mirror. The only issue as stated above is the weight. If you have a hat that sits lower and pushes the frame arms down along with the weight of glass, it gives me a headache.

I will be looking to get a pair of the 580p Fantails to use on the boat to compare against my glass lenses.



I have two pairs of the fantails for that exact reason. Initially bought glass, but they killed me, so I got a pair in plastic and never looked back. There is definitely a slight difference in clarity, but not enough to justify the higher price and pain. That said, plastic will scratch if you don't tend to take care of sunglasses.

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I have 2 pairs of green mirror but I kind of find myself liking the silver mirror a little better. I like the colors better through the silver mirror plus I like the way it looks a little more. Both are good though.


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Originally Posted by Jarrett Latta
Green mirror 580 glass is a good all around lens



^^^^^this^^^^^ and fathom frames


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I wear blue mirror when fishing unless I am sight fishing then I change to green mirror. I prefer silver mirror for off the water stuff like driving and daily use. I also have tried both types in regards to poly lenses and glass lenses. I prefer poly and do not see a noticeable improvement on clarity with the glass.

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I have a fat head, so it Is hard to find frames that fit. The Costa Permit frame is the only frame I use. I have tried the green lens several times and they give me a headache. I like the blue lens and I always get glass. I also have the silver for driving. I get mine on EBay. I scored a “Used” Permit with glass lens, never worn, that was given as a gift. I paid $65. He was selling it because he did not have a fat head and they did not fit lol.

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Sierra.com has some good deals.

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