Jan 21, 2012

Margaritaville Eyewear Review – Made In The Shade

Late in the Fall I received some polarized sunglasses from Margaritaville Sunglasses.  It was great timing as my second pair of Oakley Monster Dog sunglasses had basically worn out. Jimmy Buffet’s companies market many different products but I was curious how some shades would perform. I got to use them for the last few remaining rounds of golf the year. Here’s my feedback from some late season golf.

I got to choose which style of Margaritaville Sunglasses to test out and there are 8 styles to choose from including the Kingston style which I chose. The Kingston is a very similar style to my Oakley Monster Dog shades.

I’ve never had sunglasses that have had polarized lenses and the Kingston shades didn’t disappoint on the golf course I was able to pick up the ball even into holes when the sun was directly in my eyes. The polarized lenses really cut down on the suns glare as well they seemed to enhance the areas that I was looking at including the greens when reading putts. I also found the polarized lenses great for when you might stray from the fairway great for picking up your ball in the rough stuff.

Look And Feel
The Kingston shades were just as light as my old faithful Oakley’s although the Kingston shades have hinges in that attach the arms to the main part of the sunglasses so you have to be careful you don’t sit on them or apply any sort of pressure. They’d probably break unlike the Oakley Monster Dogs. FYI Kingston shades come with a great Margaritaville® Case so make sure and put them in the case when not in use.

I really liked the style of the Kingston sunglasses. Fit my face well and I really like semi wraparound coverage of the Kingston.

The Little Things
Sometimes its all about the little things with a product. The Kingston shades had a few. The Margaritaville palm tree logo etching on all lenses is a nice touch as well as the “Watching the Sun Bake” Temple Printing on the inside of the arms of the sunglasses. Also really like the fact the SunGrip rubber nose pads on the glasses are comfortable and don’t rub or leave marks. Nice custom Margaritaville Case and microfiber cleaning bag to keep your shades protected and clean.

I wanted to give them a longer review so I’ve been wearing them the last few months of my new job as a RSMC with Canada Post, here are some additions.

I’m outside anywhere from a couple hours to five plus hours in some harsh conditions. I couldn’t be more happy with how the Kingston sunglasses performed reducing glare off snow and ice as well as being great at cutting down on eye fatigue which is really important on those long days delivering mail. They’ve held up well with no damage considering I’m on the go early in the morning til late in the afternoon. 

Margaritaville Eyewear offers some great polarized sunglasses in 8 popular styles. I was really impressed by the quality of the lenses no scratches yet and the comfort is amazing. They’ve been absolutely solid on the golf course and while delivering the mail this winter with my new job. Kingston sunglasses retail for $159.95 but are on sale right online now for $79.97. A great deal if you’re in the market for new sunglasses that are 100% UV A/B Protection, you can’t go wrong with Margaritaville Eyewear.

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