Costa® Ballast 580 Polarized Sunglasses
Costa Del Mar Ballast Sunglasses
I highly recommend these glasses. I've had a pair of Ballast glasses for about 7 months now and I love them. They are very light weight and extrememly comfortable. I own several pairs of more expensive glasses, and these are as good if not better. These glasses are definitely worth the money.
June 5, 2006
These are very good, especially at the price. I had a pair of Costa Sandmans that were more expensive, and I believe these to be of the same quality of filtering ability in shallow water marine applications. I did have a nosepiece break off, however, and need to send it back. Surprised me, as all previous repairs were due to stupidity on my part. This one just came apart in my hands, as if a micro fracture had occurred. I abuse them, and as a rule they are very good, VERY light, and fairly scratch resistant. I use them in amber exclusively when sight casting for redfish on the Texas Coast or when trying to avoid the rocks in Baffin Bay.
Just go easy on the nose pieces !!!!
September 25, 2007
Lifetime warranty is dead
Great glasses but Costa does not back it's warranty. I had a broken bridge piece from an unknown cause and they refused to repair the glasses. They must have inadvertently put some notes in with the replacement glasses I had to pay for (discounted but still..) that stated "Approved for Repair" and "Defective Bridge". I called them on this and was told it must be an error. That same person told me he had inspected the glasses personally but two days earlier he told me the glasses had been discarded and he had no way to verify my claim. Believe it or not this senior Costa staffer said "Placing the glasses in your shirt pocket is a misuse of the product and voids the warranty" Huh???
June 29, 2012
Very Comfortable Sunglasses
This is actually my second pair of these particular glasses. My first pair broke and I shipped them off to Costa and they were repaired under their lifetime warranty for free. I had the glasses back for only 2 weeks when someone picked them up off the bench where I was shooting clay pigeons. I hope they enjoy them as much as I do. These are extremmely light and comfortable glasses and I would recommed them to anyone!
March 30, 2010