Best fishing sunglasses at an affordable price – our guide
Going fishing? Whether it is freshwater fishing or inshore fishing, you will need the best fishing sunglasses to make the most of your fishing adventure. MarsQuest offers a range of quality fishing sunglasses at affordable prices.
Here at MarsQuest, we take pride in making some of the best fishing sunglasses. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a newbie, you will need a reliable pair of sunglasses when you are out fishing.
However, there's no dearth of options in the market. We have put together this handy guide to help you make an informed choice when buying electric fishing sunglasses.
If you are the kind of angler who gets up before the sun comes out and likes to fish to your heart's content until the sun sets, you shouldn't head out the door without a good pair of fishing sunglasses.
The right pair can not only help protect your eyes from UV exposure, but it can also help you see the water sans any reflections, boost your casting accuracy and improve your overall game.
Benefits of fishing sunglasses
For an angler, good-quality sunglasses are important for a pleasant fishing experience. When you are out on the water for an extended period, you must protect your eyes.
It's a bad idea to spend a lot of time under the sun without protection. Fishing sunglasses significantly reduce the glare when you are out on the water, reducing eyestrain and discomfort. Because the glare is eliminated, you can see through the water with excellent clarity.
This improved visibility allows you to spot fish you wouldn't otherwise see and look out for rocks and logs while helping you to determine the depth. Another benefit of polarized glasses is that they increase the contrast and minimize color distortion.
Fishing glasses are essential for sight fishing as well as shallow-water fishing. When it comes to offshore fishing, the right sunglasses can help you spot fish you wouldn't otherwise see owing to the glare.
How to choose the best fishing sunglasses?
There's more to choosing the best fishing sunglasses than buying a pair with the highest polarized rating. In fact, choosing the right fishing sunglasses can be an overwhelming task. With so many options and brands, things can get complicated quickly and you may not even be sure where to begin.
Before you begin your search for the best men's sunglasses for fishing, go through our top tips and you won't have trouble choosing the right pair of fishing glasses.
Choose lenses that protect your eyes against UV rays
Whether you are inshore fishing or offshore fishing, you will find yourselves under the sun for some time. Naturally, your fishing glasses should be capable of protecting your eyes against the sun's UV rays including UVA, UVB and UVC.
Constant exposure to UV rays can cause lasting damage to your eyes including growths on the eyes, cataracts, macular degeneration and sunburn. Worse yet, it can even increase your chances of eye cancer.
That's why it's important to choose fishing sunglasses that offer UV protection. The ability to protect your eyes against UV rays does not depend on the color, price or darkness of the lenses. It depends on the coatings applied on the lenses. Look for the following things:
Be sure to pick 100% UV-blocking glasses. Some brands may even advertise this through labels like "UV 400 protection", which is the same as 100% UV protection. When buying fishing sunglasses, be sure to check the sticker or tag to confirm that the product can block 100% of ultraviolet rays.
Another important factor to consider when choosing the best fishing sunglasses for men is that the product can block enough light. Any pair of shades you pick should be able to block out 75% to 90% of the visible light.
Choose polarized sunglasses for ultimate protection
This is another important feature of the best fishing sunglasses.
Polarized sunglasses can block out glare, which is ever present when you are out on the water. Water is a reflective surface and when the sun's rays hit the water's surface, it will create glare, impeding your vision. This, in turn, will force you to squint while affecting your ability to see into the water.
Polarized glasses feature a chemical coating that blocks out horizontal light while allowing vertical light, thereby cutting out glare and allowing you to see with clarity. This way, you can see into the water clearly and spot fish easily, which will make a significant difference to your game.
This is especially useful when you are sight fishing or stalking, as it allows you to adjust your strategies and methods to make the most of the moment, especially with fly or lure fishing.
However, not all polarized lenses are the same. You must steer clear of polarization coatings that tend to peel off. The best solution is to get sunglasses that feature an injected polarization layer, which is placed inside the lens substrate or comes with an anti-scratch coating.
Choose a frame that's comfortable and durable
The best fishing sunglasses for men offer a comfortable fit.
To a large extent, fishing is not a high-impact sport, which means that you wouldn't expect to take a sudden blow to your face. However, that does not mean durability shouldn't be an important aspect when choosing fishing sunglasses.
Some of the best polarized fishing sunglasses feature frames that are made of sturdy materials. If you accidentally step on your glasses or drop them on the deck of the boat, you want your frames to remain in one piece.
Here are some things to look out for:
- Non-slip design
- Flexible frame
- Lightweight material
- Spring-flex hinges
These features will make sure your glasses offer the best experience while you are out fishing. When you don't have to worry about your glasses slipping down your nose, you will be able to better focus on your catch and make the most of your fishing experience.
So be sure to choose a frame that is comfortable and made of robust material that can withstand some amount of abuse and the occasional extreme impact.
Choose the lens color to suit your fishing needs
Sunglasses with a grey tint are an all-time favorite among fishing enthusiasts as they filter all wavelengths of light at the same rate. The benefit of this is that the colors are accurate as no color is specifically filtered. However, if you are a fly angler, you need lenses that filter specific colors as you need improved contrast, which is essential when you want to spot fish easily.
For general-purpose fishing, a versatile lens tint that sits between red and yellow is a great fit. This will filter out the green and blue shades that are prominent in the waters. Copper, brown and bronze lenses with VLT ratings from 12% to 30% are an excellent choice. These shades offer fantastic contrast under all conditions at the same time while filtering out most of the light to minimize squinting on sunny days.
If you are looking for a tint suitable for a specific type of fishing or something you can use as a secondary pair early or late in the day, yellow or red shades – amber and rose-tinted lenses with high VLTs ranging between 20% and 40% – would be ideal. With these shades, although you may feel more eye strain when the conditions are sunny, you get to see more, and when the stakes are high, as it is in the case of sight-fishing, the trade-off is totally worth it.
Prescription fishing sunglasses
This is another important factor to consider when buying fishing sunglasses. Prescription fishing sunglasses allow you to enjoy the thrills of fishing and make the most of your experience.
No matter how good the sunglasses are, if your lenses are not tailored to your specific needs, they would be of no use. So, whether you are buying men's fishing sunglasses or women's fishing sunglasses, be sure to invest in prescription fishing sunglasses.
Fusion, the best fishing sunglasses at an affordable price
Fusion is the epitome of quality and style. These square polarized sunglasses feature triacetate lenses that boast 100% UVA/UVB protection. Built using high-quality EMS memory plastic, Fusion sunglasses boast a flexible frame that adapts to the shape of your face.
In short, Fusion allows you to enjoy your fishing adventures without worrying about UV rays, glare or eye fatigue. You are assured of complete comfort no matter how long you are under the sun.
With UV400 protection and anti-scratch technology, Fusion sunglasses protect your eyes while the hand-finished frames will enhance your sartorial quotient.
Here's a look at the top features of Momentum sunglasses:
- 100% UV protection – With their UV400 coating, Momentum sunglasses offer 100% protection against UVA & UVB.
- Anti-scratch surface – The lenses feature an anti-scratch coating to ensure your fishing expeditions are nothing short of memorable.
- Adjustable frame – The EMS memory plastic is flexible, which means that the hand-finished frames will adapt to the shape of your face.
- Extremely durable – Momentum sunglasses are made using high-quality materials, from triacetate lenses and stainless-steel mount to anti-slip technology.
- 1-year warranty – All of our frames are backed by a 1-year manufacturer warranty, providing you with complete peace of mind.
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