Small-Frame-Sunglasses Comparison | Boating Magazine

Small-Frame-Sunglasses Comparison

Three small-frame-sunglasses perfect for boaters and fishermen.

The trend in sunglasses for the past few years has moved toward ever-larger lenses and frames, which is fine for people with big heads or fuller faces. But for those of us with narrower faces, the big frames make us look like senior citizens coming out of a glaucoma test. Here are three excellent small-frame-sunglasses alternatives.

 

Wiley X P-17

Small-Frame-Sunglasses Comparison

Shatterproof and impact-resistant, these are for extremes. Buy It Now

Wiley X

Wiley X P-17
The Clear: Polycarbonate polarized lenses are shatterproof and impact-resistant, making them highly suited for performance activities. Lenses provide wraparound coverage. The rubberized temple tips provide comfort when wearing for long stretches of time. They also have slits in the temple tips for adding the included strap that keeps them on your head.

The Smudge: Lenses not as vibrant as glass options.

Price: $130; wileyx.com

 

Maui Jim Baby Beach Aviators

Small-Frame-Sunglasses Comparison

Get the classic aviator look that never goes out of style. Buy It Now

Maui Jim

Maui Jim Baby Beach Aviators
The Clear: These provide the classic cool of the aviator look without overwhelming your face. The lightweight titanium frames help make these glasses feel like they’re barely there. The SuperThin polarized glass lenses provide protection while viewing the water in vivid detail.

The Smudge: Plastic nose pads can leave impressions on the bridge of your nose. No slits on the temple tips for a strap.

Price: $299; mauijim.com

 

Costa Del Mar Trevally

Small-Frame-Sunglasses Comparison

Polarized 580 lenses are excellent for cutting through glare. Buy It Now

Costa Del Mar

Costa Del Mar Trevally
The Clear: These frames provide ample lens coverage without overwhelming your face or leaving a gap on the sides. The rubberized pieces keep the glasses secure without pinching the bridge of your nose. Slits in the temple tips allow for securing with a strap. Costa’s polarized 580 glass lenses are among the best I’ve used for fishing.

The Smudge: The rubberized temple tips came loose on our test pair but were easily repaired.

Price: $239; costadelmar.com

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