Bollé Venom $129; bolle.com
Heady Info: The Venoms are the latest additions to Bollé’s marine lineup of polarized shades. Ours had the offshore blue lenses (left) for deepwater boating, though gold is also available for freshwater guys. Those options, and the price, will appeal to a broad spectrum of boaters.
In Our View: Seems simple and natural enough to curve the frames to surround faces just right, and the Venoms do this as well or better than all the others. They use rounded corners rather than mass to eliminate gaps where light tends to penetrate. Next to the Maui Jim Big Beach, this is as light as any model tested, and the cost is just as light on the budget.
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