Maui Jim World Cup
Light sensitivity can be a serious issue for people who live in sunny places or those who have to spend their days in the open, so the need for high-quality shades imposes itself as highly relevant. The same applies to golfers as they spend more than 4 hours on the golf course, and recreation golfers often choose sunny days to enjoy the game. And regardless of the level of your light sensitivity, every single person needs maximum UV and glare protection. This takes us to one of the most stylish Maui Jim sunglasses, the Maui Jim World Cup.
Originating from the sunniest place of the world, the Hawaiian island of Maui, the company’s designers have had the chance to test and explore the optics and the game of colors, and create some of the most renown Maui Jim’s models. When it comes to Maui Jim’s models, they are plenty, but there’s only one distinguished technology that is featured in all of the company’s models, responsible for the optimal UV and glare protection.
The models themselves are very varied in terms of design, and lens and frame colors so that they match everyone’s preferences, and when it comes to the Maui Jim World Cup, they are simply irresistible. Named after the only existing worldwide blue marine finishing tournament, World Cup, they inspire unstoppable determination to beat the competition with its functionality and attractive design.
The wrap design they feature is recommended to athletes and people on the go, so golfers find them particularly useful as no matter how hard they swing, the sunglasses will be always on. The total UV and glare protection guarantees that the reflected glare won’t disturb your vision, and they are an excellent choice for anyone who spends some time near flat, shiny, and horizontal surfaces as the glare is the most enhanced there.
We have much more to talk about the Maui Jim World Cup, so continue reading to get to know in detail these wonderful shades.
The World Cup model features PolarisationPlus 2 technology
They deliver maximum UV, blue light, and glare protection
High-grade injected nylon makes the frames extra tough and durable
Three lens and frames color varieties
The wrap design delivers a stable fit
Waterproof and resistant to grease, scratches, and impacts
People with smaller heads might find them large
An important point to make, many people focus on the style while completely ignoring the level of protection. When choosing sunglasses never ignore the information related to the level of protection which should be the guiding principle in your eyewear quest. The UVA and the UVB sun rays are very dangerous nowadays, and without proper protection, your eyesight might be at risk if you expose your eyes directly to the sun.
In addition to the UV radiation, there’s a phenomenon called glare. This is the light that is reflected from flat, shiny and horizontal surfaces and if it reaches your vision directly can prevent you from seeing for a second or two. Plus, during the strongest sun exposure, the glare considerably reduces the colors we see, distorting the visual field and fading the colors. This is what the company has been mostly focused on, and the result of their dedication to protecting people’s eyes from the glare is seen in PolarizationPlus 2 technology, or shortly, the anti-glare technology.
We are not saying that style is not important though, we are just pointing to the fact that it shouldn’t sacrifice the level of protection. Fortunately, the Maui Jim models come as a full package of style and protection, so you don’t have to worry over it. The Maui Jim World Cup is an excellent example of both, so let’s discuss in detail the technology that is the pillar of the Maui Jim models.
One of the comprising technologies within the PolarizedPlus 2 technology is the Anti-Reflective technology that is directly responsible for blocking the reflected horizontal glare bounced off any water or shiny surface. As we have mentioned above, glare is not something that should be ignored because it can completely prevent you from seeing for a second or two, which is a very short time, but crucial in some key moments of importance such as when you are driving or swinging on the course. If you are a golfer, then you are aware that this short moment can be the moment of the contact between the ball and the club which can be totally missed if you are not able to see where you’re hitting the ball.
Another technology that comprises the PolarizationPlus 2 technology is the Color Enhancing technology that makes the lens impressive. If you have previously owned or tried on Maui Jim sunglasses, you already know that the first impression when seeing through them causes the ‘wow’ effect as the colors are so much brighter and the overall images look brighter and more vivid. The lenses feature a special coating that enables users to see the world in its true, vivid colors.
The proprietary Bi-Gradient mirror is well understood through the company’s description as the ‘mirror that squints instead of you’, meaning, it prevents eye fatigue and top and bottom sun rays penetration through the shades. Therefore, the mirror is applied to the bottom and top area of the lens, and it considerably reduces the light from above and below.
When it comes to lens durability, the PolarizedPlus 2 technology plays a big role in providing a long-lasting life span and protection. The CLEAR SHELL technology, which is also an integral part of the PolarizedPlus 2 technology, utilizes a particular coating that is completely resistant to external impacts and scratches. This technology also delivers oleophobic properties to the lenses, meaning they are grease resistant and makes them waterproof too.
Lens and Frame Colors
The Matte Black Rubber is the name of the model that comes in matte black frames that resemble rubber, thus the name and Neutral Grey lens that delivers maximum available light reduction, offering sharpest contrast and vivid colors. The use of the PolarizedPlus 2 technology is seen in the material the lens. It is made from the so-called SuperThin Glass, material which is 20% to 32% thinner and lighter from the standard glass. It also has a special, protective coating that doesn’t allow any scratches and external impacts to cause any damage to it.
The Marlin model features a very interesting, fashionable and attractive design with translucent black to blue-green frames and Neutral Grey lens, the same as the previous model, the one that is capable to deliver maximum light reduction, the richest colors and the sharpest contrast. The SuperThin Glass is also the material this lens is made from, offering extreme durability and scratch resistance.
The Chocolate Stripe Fade model is all brownish with bamboo-like brown frames and HCL (High Contrast Lens) Bronze lens. This lens is particularly suitable for variable light conditions while the warm tint makes them suitable for all-day use. Golfers also find them very useful, as four to six hours on the course is sufficient time to go through different light conditions. The material they are made from is the SuperThin Glas and features the same durability characteristics of the previous two models.
Cost and Value
In addition to the style and design, the Maui Jim World Cup provides maximum protection from the UV radiation, the reflected and the scattered glare and the blue light. The three models come in a different color lens which offer specific light protection. It is also worth noting that regardless of the model you choose, all Maui Jim sunglasses feature the proprietary PolarizationPlus 2 technology. This technology is responsible for the unique protection features that the sunglasses have and their durability.
- The World Cup model features PolarisationPlus 2 technology
- SuperThin Glass material is utilized for the lens, 20 to 32% lighter than glass
- They deliver maximum UV, blue light, and glare protection
- High-grade injected nylon make the frames extra tough and durable
- Three lens and frames color varieties
- The wrap design delivers a stable fit
- Waterproof and resistant to grease, scratches, and impacts
In a nutshell, they are highly functional, protective and stylish sunglasses that are highly recommended to anyone who looks for an outstanding model as these shades are.