Costa Cape & Montauk Polarizing Sunglasses

Costa’s new wrap-style frames—Cape (above) and Montauk (below)—feature temple ventilation ports to reduce lens fogging, along with special sweat-draining temple channels. In addition, a thin inner bottom eyewire tucks closely into the back surface of the lens, allowing sweat and moisture to drain along the back surface of the lens and off the bottom of the frame. Manufactured from biodegradable resins sourced from reclaimed castor oil, the new frames can withstand marine elements while providing a comfortable fit.

The Cape is an extra-large frame with big lenses and ultra-wide temples to provide maximum sun protection. The open ventilation ports and Hydrolite nose and temple pads help manage perspiration and heat while preventing slippage, and the flexible temples provide comfort. The Cape frame is available in matte black ultra, shiny steel gray metallic, bowfin and matte russet, with 580 polycarbonate lenses in seven different lens colors, including Sunrise Silver Mirror or Gray Silver Mirror. The new frame can also be customized with prescription lenses.

The Montauk is a full-wrap, ventilated frame designed to block peripheral light and manage sweat. The Hydrolite nose and temple pads ensure a secure fit. The Montauk frames are available in matte black ultra, steel gray metallic and bowfin, with 580 glass or polycarbonate lenses in all seven lens colors, and are also available with prescription lenses.

The new frames feature Costa’s patented 580 lens technology, providing 100 percent UV protection and polarization. The  color-enhancing lens technology selectively filters out harsh yellow light for superior contrast and definition and absorbs high-energy blue light to cut haze and enhance sharpness. In addition, Costa’s lens technology reduces glare and eye fatigue. Costa’s lenses are available in both polycarbonate and scratch-resistant Lightwave glass, which are 20% thinner and 22% lighter than average polarized glass (according to Costa).

Price: $179 to $259, based on lens selection.

For more information visit the Costa website.