New Stuff: New Styles Added to Costa Core Collection

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Costa has added 5 new styles to its Core collection of fishing sunglasses. The new styles are called Bloke, Reefton, Kiwa, Tasman Sea, and Whitetip.

Manufactured from biodegradable resins sourced from reclaimed castor oil, the new sunglasses are more resilient and durable than those made of petroleum-based plastics, according to Costa. The 2017 Core collection also features Costa’s patented 580 lens technology, designed to filter out harsh yellow light and harmful shortwave blue light, while enhancing red, green and blue hues, making it easier to sight fish and reducing eye strain.

All of the new frames can be fitted for either glass or impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses, and can also be customized for the needs of prescription sunglass wearers.

The Bloke is an extra-large frame that’s built for any environment thanks to its bi-lateral fusion technology, which creates a durable chip-proof finish.

The Reefton also uses this same fusion of style and function but comes in a large frame. Both Bloke and Reefton feature co-molded temples, Hydrolite nose and temple pads and cam-action hinges that help keep it seated, even in rough seas.

Kiwa is made from Costa’s durable bio-based nylon and gripping Hydrolite rubber on the nose and temple pads. These extra-large frames have an aviator-eye shape that provide excellent coverage.

Stemming from the success of the José frame, Tasman Sea features gripper temple holes in combination with Costa’s Hydrolite rubber, keeping these large frames in place.

Whitetip’s medium-size and core styling has the same features as the Tasman Sea but also includes cam action pin hinges and a vented frame front to maximize experiences on and around the water.

Price: $159-$249