Product Test: Costa Del Mar

Polarized 580 Indio Sunglasses

Published in the September 2012 Issue Published online: Sep 07, 2012 Ask The Expert Brady L. Kay
Viewed 505 time(s)

You've gotta love a product that is described as the "go-anywhere, do-anything" type of sunglasses. Like most shades I was first drawn to the look of them, with the secondary thought being on the actual features. You can shop this way when you start with a good company.

I've been impressed with the Costa Del Mar line of polarized sunglasses for years, probably as much for the durability as for the design. You would think all sunglasses would be built to withstand an active lifestyle, but truth is they aren't. But Costa Del Mar is one of those manufacturers that produce high-quality eyewear that is perfect for boating.

One advantage to the Indio sunglasses is the 580P polycarbonate lenses that feature fused C-Wall treatment for superior resistance to oil, water and scratches. This simply means you won't need to buy another pair for quite some time and with a suggested retail price of $169 that's a good thing. You could pay less for a pair of sunglasses, but it's true that you get what you pay for. For me, knowing this pair will hold up to my constant abuse on both land and water is enough to justify the price.


You May Also Be Interested In...

September 05, 2013

Q&A: Horsepower to Pull Tubes Behind My 24-foot Pontoon

How much horsepower would I need if I wanted to pull tubes behind my 24-foot pontoon?
September 07, 2012

Make Fast

When you go through the drive thru at the local fast food place and order a dozen burgers off the value menu and the bag is waiting for you before you
September 07, 2012

Multi-tasking Pontoon Boats

Shreveport and Bossier City, La., hosted the 2012 Annual Bassmaster Classic in grand style this year on the Red River, which separates the two cities.
September 07, 2012

The Doodle Boat

My husband, John, and I are not extravagant people.
September 07, 2012

Product Test: Delta Dueler II

During most boating trips, especially on those hot summer days, you tend to find the sandbar sooner rather than later.
September 07, 2012

Winter Layup

Temperatures in the closing months of the boating season are a funny thing.
Follow us on Facebook!  Follow us on Instagram!  Follow us on Twitter!  Follow us on YouTube!