I normally don’t do personal endorsements, but Steve Rosenberg from Tajima-Direct (manufacturers of polarized sunglass lenses) wanted me to not only try their lenses out, but also to go through the order process, so I did!
These guys can make lenses for virtually every sunglass frame out there. So once you choose the lenses that you want, they immediately send you a prepaid box to send your sunglasses back to them and about a week later you get your frames with their polarized lenses. Pretty slick actually.
I sent in my Hobie Boneyard (with Hobie polarized lenses) and I chose the gray non-mirror finish lenses.
No bullshit, these polarized lenses are by far the best I’ve ever used. It is actually startling how crisp everything looks when you first put them on. Glare on the water isn’t even noticeable, the lenses are light and wearing them sort of crystalized my vision. Reading the water is easier to do with these things.
I put on regular Polarized lenses after and the difference was huge, again no bullshit. I learned a lot about lenses reading their material, and after wearing them for a couple months I am totally convinced that these are the only way to go in polarized. – ed.
PS – I then proceeded to lose them in Santa Barbara after shooting this video. What a tosser!