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Costa Permit 580G Polarized Sunglasses

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$109.98 $248.95

Item #CDM0064

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California Proposition 65

Warning:

Cancer and Reproductive Harm - P65Warnings.ca.gov

Tech Specs

Lens:
glass
Polarized:
yes
Frame:
nylon
Nose/Temple Pads:
yes
Hinge:
stainless steel
Face Size:
large
Frame Dimensions:
[width] 5in, [bridge] .7in, [lens width] 2.4in, [lens height] 1.6in, [temple arm length] 4.5in
Recommended Use:
casual, river fishing, saltwater fishing, stillwater fishing
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Permit 580G Polarized Sunglasses

Throw on the Costa Del Mar Permit Polarized Sunglasses, jump in your boat, and head out to find your record-breaker. The polarized Costa 580 lenses resist scratches and enhance clarity without feeling heavy, while the stainless-steel hinges scoff at saltwater spray and keep the glasses on your face when you’re setting your lines. Three beveled slots on each side of the frame keep the Permit shades from fogging up when you’re pulling so you can see trophy come over the stern.


  • Glass lens sunglasses made specifically for anglers
  • Polarized lenses refract and reflect light from water
  • Anti-reflective and water-repellent to ensure clear vision
  • Flexible hinges keep glasses from falling off your face
  • Temple side vents keep glass from fogging up
  • Hydrolite frame material doesn't feel heavy on your nose

Permit - 580G - Review

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased the Permit with 580G silver mirror tint lenses a couple of months back and have overall been very impressed. I had heard plenty of good things about the Costa products - and have had other polarized glasses with poly lenses before (smith/spy). Those sunglasses were nice, and I still use them occasionally - especially when doing active things where there is more risk of damage than normal.



That said, what was important to me in purchasing my next pair of glasses was 1) fit, 2) optics quality 3)look 4)durability (I'm very careful with my gear - so this sometimes takes a backseat when looking at priorities - not to say they aren't durable.)



First impressions were good - I like the weight/feel/construction of the sunglasses - is the glass heavier than poly - sure, a little. Do I notice it - no. Is it uncomfortable - no? The fit is 'extra large' which I feel is perfect for my 'medium' size head. I definitely do not have a large head - I would say average - and I wanted a large fit for full coverage. The permits are great because they are big, without being oversized to the point of looking bug eyed. They also wrap around very nicely compared to some other large or x-large styles that extend straight out beyond the curvature of the face. The rubber grips are a really nice feature - they feel very secure on the face - I use a strap occasionally still, but even without they are awesome.



Lens optics are amazing. The silver mirror (which has the copper lens as a base) took some getting used to for me because I was very familiar with more standard dark grey type lenses. After letting the eyes adjust initially - and after using them consistently I can say that they are definitely much more optically pure than my previous poly lenses - super clear. Not too dark, but blocking enough light on bright days too. I really like the lenses.



Looks are subjective - my gf likes them.



Durability-time will tell. Hinges, lens mounting, finish seem durable.

Costa Del Mar Permit Polarized

    My Costa Del Mar Experience

      Bought a pair of Cost Del Mar sunglasses with 400 polarized glass lenses. The literature speaks of how a steel ball is dropped ten times from over four feet and the lens will not be damaged. My experience with the new glasses is I dropped them on the kitchen floor from less than four feet and they shattered. I am just glad they were not on my face when that happened. I sent them in and they would not warranty. replacement of lens was quoted more than price of glasses new. I have had five pairs of Maui Jims, many revo's etc. This has never happened when they were dropped. No thanks Costa.
      Curt
      Pismo Beach CA.

      Costa Del Mar Permit 580

        I bought a pair of Costa Permit 580 lenses ( blue mirror), In the store they felt great. Fishing with them is another story. Dont let the vents fool you, they still fog up very easy especially in South Florida where I live and fish. Dont get me wrong they are one of the best looking pairs of Costas, but they are heavy and they deffinitly do fog up, I have to constanly pull them away from my face to let the fog clear. I would reccomend them in the winter time but in the summer they are very irritating...

        Do you think they would perform better in Michigan? What do you think about the Harpoons?

        I couldn't agree more! They fog up all the fricken time and living in Michigan won't help because I live in Minnesota and they fog up year round! Great sunglasses otherwise.

        great glasses

          I've had these shades for almost a year and sometimes I forget what the world looks like without them on. They are comfy and they fit my big head perfectly. The polarized lens really help in many situations, such as fishing on a lake, stream, or ocean. They even help when driving into the sun. I like the 580 lens over the 450 lens. I've had both. Buy these glasses or any costa del mar sun glasses if you want a quality pair that will last a very long time.

          Costa Del Mar Permit Polarized Sunglasses in included Hard Case.

            The Costa Del Mar Permit Sunglasses come in a nice hard case that keeps the glasses protected without being bulky. These are the Shiny Tortoise with Green Mirrored 580 Glass Lenses.

            Costa Del Mar Permit Polarized Sunglasses in included Hard Case.

            can i purchase the black case alone?

            can i purchase the black case alone?

            Costa

            Lens Tints
             VLT*INFORECOMMENDED USE
            BLUE MIRROR 10% (gray base) encapsulated mirrors deliver superior contrast and coloring in full sun while eliminating glare offshore fishing, harsh sun, beach, natural contrast
            GREEN MIRROR 10% (copper base) encapsulated mirrors offer enhanced visual acuity and eliminate glare high contrast, sight fishing in full sun
            GRAY SILVER MIRROR 10% (gray base) encapsulated mirrors enhance visul acuity and eliminate glare everyday activities, overcast days
            COPPER SILVER MIRROR 12% (copper base) encapsulated mirrors enhance colors and also optimize light transmission excellent for sight fishing, cloudy days, everyday activities, most versatile
            GRAY 12% maintains color saturation and natural contrast in medium to bright sun conditions all-around activities, natural constrast
            COPPER 12% cuts glare and enhances contrast and color in all conditions sight fishing in variable light and water conditions, driving, everyday activities, high contrast
            SUNRISE SILVER MIRROR 30% (sunrise base) high-contrast speciality lens made for sight fishing at dawn and dusk low light/overcast conditions, sunrise/sunset, heightened contrast
            *VLT (VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMISSION):
            THE PERCENTAGE OF AVAILABLE LIGHT ALLOWED TO REACH THE EYE (THE LOWER THE NUMBER, THE DARKER THE LENS)