Costa™ Brine 400 Polarized Sunglasses
- Unbeatable combination of function, fashion, and value
- Hard-core nylon frames
- Co-molded Hydrolite™ temples
- Non-slip fit, even in extreme temperatures
- Vents on each side for cool comfort and minimal fogging
- 100% polarized
- 100% UV protection
About your Costa lenses:
- Green Mirror for variable sun conditions, inshore and offshore fishing
- Blue Mirror for bright sun, offshore fishing, and most water sports.
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Japan Costa Brine 400 Polarized Sunglasses I can't wait to send these sunglasses to my son in Japan. He is in the Marines and this is the only thing he has asked for. I will be mailing his package soon along with his Costa C-Line retainer and I know he will be happy to get them. Thanks for such friendly and courteous customer support on the phone. Everyone is always so helpful when I have questions. Happy Thanksgiving November 21, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by tugboatn Will Not Stand Behind Warranty Not even a year after I purchased them the frames cracked and one of the logos fell off. They would not fix them and sent them back not repaired. From one shipmate to another, Be Warned May 10, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by OkieFly Good lenses bad frames I've had Brines for about four years. I got them on a recommendation from a buddy. Last year the rubber on the frame stems started softening to the consistency of a gummy worm and now they are crumbling and falling apart. (My buddy has the same problem on a different Costa model.) I've taken good care of them so I can't explain why this has happened but it looked like a material problem to me. I sent them in for repair under the "warranty" and Costa said that it wasn't covered. They want to charge me $59 to fix them. The lenses are great so I'm not sure what to do. I guess I'll have to argue with them. June 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gravy31703 Exactly what I expected These glasses lived up to everything they are advertised as and more. Great comfort, excellent product. All around completely satisfied. October 4, 2010
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Details:Which SKU is the largest pair? I would prefer a blue or green mirrow lens in the Costa Del Mar Brand, but if not, then what do you recommend?
A:They are pretty much one size fits all with Costa. But they are amazing. Any color lens is good as long as you get the upper tier lens.
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A:The widest frame made so far in the Costa Del Mar brand is the Fisch sunglass. The arms of the frame may not be the thickest, but they are very wide. The Permit or the Wave Killer, in my opinion, would be the 2nd widest. The Permit and the Fisch would provide better all-around coverage than the Wave Killer though.
I would recommend a Green Mirror for any type of shallow water fishing, sight fishing, flats fishing, fishing shallow streams, etc..
Blue Mirror lenses are best for deeper water or deep sea fishing.
A:Sight fishing is just that you fish by Sight. You cast where the fish are hitting bait or bedded in the floor. Depending upon where your fishing it's easier than others. When fishing in TN it's a little bit tougher to sight fish becasue of the merky water, but you can still see fish flashing across the water the glasses cut the glare off the water completely out. In S. Florida it easier because the water is much clearer, with these glasses I have been able to look down to the bottom of the Gulf 10 to 15 feet and watch the fish hit the bait.
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A:Just as it sounds. It's a method of fishing where the fisherman can see the fish they are after. Muddy water doesn't help at all. You need somewhat clear water to be able to sight fish properly.
Usually sight fishermen have a stand on their boat or a chair that sits very high up, requiring a ladder to get to it on some boats. The higher up you are the further you can see and the better you can see. If you ever ride in a helicopter and fly out over the ocean, you can see almost perfectly into the water, and that's the same purpose these stands and high chairs on the boats are used for.
The color lens you use also effects the way you see into the water.
Amber lenses help when sight fishing the most because it is the perfect lens for brighening up colors and spotting the fish better.
The Gray lenses help more or less with deep water and bright light conditions--like being way out in the ocean where there is glare all around you.
Most importantly you need something polarized. It doesn't matter what kind of lens color you have if it is not polarized. Polarization cuts down on glare, which is the reflection of the sun, which bounces off the water and makes it hard to see into the water.
All Costa Del Mar's are polarized, and the pair shown above in the picture is amber, so it's perfect. The only way you could do better is to get a glass lens. Glass lenses help the most with clarity and the scratch resistance is phenominal.
Hope I helped.
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