Maui Jim Breakwall Sunglasses
Rarely have I seen a golfer playing without his/her sunglasses on during sunny days, and that comes as the most natural thing nowadays. Sunglasses have imposed themselves to be the most necessary global accessory and the reason is more than well-known. The sun’s glare, the blue light, and the exceptionally strong UVA and UVB sun rays make it impossible to see normally during sunny days regardless of the season or your location. Golfers know this very well as they have to spend four to six hours directly exposed to the sun. And it isn’t just a matter of style and protection, every golfer needs to have the best eye protection, such as Maui Jim Breakwall sunglasses.
In line with the obvious necessity of always having sunglasses on, many companies got their chance to contribute to the market with their own offer. These extremely versatile offers range from very cheaply made ones that you can practically find in every corner, to sophisticated and superior designs which come with ridiculously high prices. In between, there are plenty of good choices that provide the utmost eye protection, and enough style to be called trendsetters.
Among those companies that are dedicated to delivering the best of the two worlds, protection and style, we have picked up Maui Jim, a Hawaiian company that has the chance to test its designs to one of the most beautiful, the hottest, and the most colorful places on the Earth- Hawaii. Maui Jim’s sunglasses have also been golfers’ favorites, not only because they have always contributed in the game and supported golfers, but because their design has been compatible with golfers’ demands to be able to swing from all different angles and directly face the sun.
The choice of today is Maui Jim Breakwall, one of the most sold Maui Jim’s models, a model which replenishes with its style and design, offering unprecedented protection. This model is among the most elegant ones and at the same time it is ultra-lightweight which is an excellent choice for being outside all day long without feeling your shades as an annoyance. There’s so much more to talk about Maui Jim Breakwall, so we invite you to read below and find out more about this model.
Patented PolarizedPlus2 Lens Technology offers ultimate glare protection
100% protection from the UVA and the UVB sun rays
Rimless and extremely lightweight construction
Scratch, and shatter-resistant
Three different lens colors
Some users reported that they can get easily smudged
Not available in prescription
Polarization is another feature that is more than necessary as it prevents the glare to penetrate your field of vision and interfere with your vision. Next is the durability and the way they are made since you don’t buy shades every other day, and if you decide to invest in a good quality sunglasses which never come cheap, then, you’d like them to last for quite some time and deliver decent protection. When we are at the protection, it is of utmost importance, meaning, never settle for anything that doesn’t provide at least 99% UVA and UVB shielding, including the glare that we mentioned above.
The UVB sun rays do not penetrate deeply into the eyes because they are absorbed in the front part of the eye, i.e., the lens, and the cornea. However, if the eyes are directly exposed to the UVB rays they can cause even more damage than the UVA as at their peak time, the intensity is very high and can be a direct cause of cataract, deterioration of the vision or even complete blindness.
The reflected glare is an additional problem caused by the sun. Namely, during strong and bright days the sun rays reflect from horizontal flat surfaces, reflecting the light in different locations, so when you look directly into the glare, your vision will be completely blurred and you won’t be able to see what’s in front of you for a few seconds. This can be especially dangerous for those who drive as the glare can blind them in crucial moments which can be fatal. For golfers, the glare reflected from the irons can prevent them from hitting the center of the clubface in the key moment of the swing.
The arguments above are enough reasons to convince everyone that good quality sunglasses are more than needed for all outdoor activities. Maui Jim Breakwall are such sunglasses that provide maximum 100% protection from the UVA and UVB sun rays and 99.9% protection from the reflected glare. But, this statement is hard to be taken for granted if we don’t explain how that is made possible, so read further on about the technology used to deliver maximum protection.
Plus, the patented Anti-Reflective Treatment technology delivers sophisticated protection from the glare that comes from behind, and which can affect your frontal vision because it gets bounced-back from behind which is the cause of eyes straining.
Another common feature of the Maui Jim Breakwall lens is the Bi-Gradient Mirror which is applied on the bottom and the top of the lenses to decrease the impact of the light that comes from below and above. This is a very useful feature that prevents wearers from squinting and helps them fight eyes fatigue.
The CLEAR SHELL technology is developed to ensure the extreme durability of the lenses making them resistant to scratches and external impacts. Plus they are grease-repellant and waterproof, making sure that your sunglasses are not going to have those smudges when accidentally touched with fingers.
Gloss Black color lens is, actually Neutral Grey lens color which offers a maximum reduction of the light, and at the same time, it delivers rich colors and sharp contrast. Gloss black model is suitable when you spend the day outside, on direct, bright sunlight.
Rootbeer is a bronze-colored lense, and actually, in Maui Jim’s technological glossary, it is called HCL Bronze meaning High Contrast Lens. The name is self-explanatory and implies a high contrasting effect and very varied and vivid colors. The wonderful warm tint is excellent for wearing them every day in different weather conditions.
Translucent Smoke Grey- this lens type features the Maui HT (High Transmission) proprietary lens which offers the greatest contrast and color. Golfers love the excellent color contrast, and the opportunity to wear them in low light conditions, especially if the game extends during twilight.
Even though they are rimless, their durability and sturdiness are far from being questionable, since the material of the lenses that we have above described, together with the rest of the elements, constitute a very powerful construction which is guaranteed to last long.
When wearing sunglasses for a long time, it often happens with the lower quality sunglasses to leave a mark on the nose which looks odd. The Brickwall model features a saddle-style bridge that has a non-slip, silicone nose-pads for enhanced comfort and anti-marking. The hinges are made from stainless steel which is very durable and anti-corrosive.
- Patented PolarizedPlus2 Lens Technology offers ultimate glare protection
- 100% protection from the UVA and the UVB sun rays
- Rimless design and extremely lightweight construction
- Stainless steel hinges, ultra-light metal frames, and silicone nose-pads
- Resistant to external impacts, scratch, and shatter-resistant
- Three different lens colors for various circumstances
- Very comfortable, silicone nose-pads that leave no marking whatsoever
All in all, if you are looking for an all-day companion that will protect your eyes without even feeling them, the Brickwall is a serious candidate.