Costa unveils new wrap-around Cape and Montauk styles
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Manufactured from biodegradable resins sourced from reclaimed castor oil, the frames feature Costa’s new innovative sweat management system with ventilation ducting allowing air to flow through the end piece of the frame. This reduces lens fogging and works in conjunction with the sweat management temple channels.
These channels enable airflow from the vents to cool, wick away and drain sweat and moisture through the openings on the temple tips. In addition, a thinned out inner bottom eyewire tucks closely into the back surface of the lens, which allows sweat and moisture to drain down the back surface of the lens and off the bottom of the frame.
The Cape is an extra-large frame that offers massive lenses and ultra-wide temples to provide the most protection from the sun’s harmful rays. The open ventilation ports and Hydrolite® nose and temple pads help manage perspiration and heat while preventing slippage, and the flexible temples provide all day comfort.
The frame is available in Matte Black Ultra, Shiny Steel Gray Metallic, Bowfin and Matte Russet, with 580 polycarbonate lenses in seven different lens colours, including Sunrise Silver Mirror or Gray Silver Mirror. The new frame can also be customised with prescription lenses.
The Montauk, named after the iconic fishing village at the end of Long Island, is a large full-wrap, highly ventilated frame designed to block peripheral light and manage sweat. The Hydrolite nose and temple pads ensure a secure fit, and are keeper-ready—making it practically impossible to lose them when the sun goes down. The frames are available in Matte Black Ultra, Steel Gray Metallic and Bowfin, with 580 glass or polycarbonate lenses in all seven lens colours. They are also available with prescription lenses.
The new frames feature Costa’s patented 580 lens technology, providing 100% UV protection and polarisation to give anglers what it describes as ‘the clearest lenses on the planet’. The Costa 580® colour-enhancing lens technology selectively filters out harsh yellow light for superior contrast and definition and absorbs high-energy blue light to cut haze and enhance sharpness.
In addition, Costa’s lens technology reduces glare and eye fatigue. The lenses are available in both polycarbonate and scratch-resistant Lightwave® glass, which are 20% thinner and 22% lighter than average polarised glass.
“As we began designing our new frames for anglers, we focused on the Costa mission to stand up to every adventure on and off the water,” said John Sanchez, Vice President of Product Design. “Helping our customers explore and perform at their very best while protecting their eyes is what inspires us.
“We added features to help anglers find more fish by standing up to the toughest elements, and still made them ultra-lightweight with anti-fogging and sweat-management capabilities.”
The new styles range in price from $179 to $259, based on lens selection.
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