October 16, 2015
By Mark Hanowski
BolleÌ's Keel frame offers an ultra lightweight design. The Keel frame and all frames in the BolleÌ Marine Collection are constructed of the purest available nylon, Bolle's proprietary b-88. This ensures that the glasses have the lightest possible feel on the marine enthusiasts face. This also enables anglers to fish longer and stay focused without worry of sunglass fatigue. The signature nylon blend also promises anglers a quality product that won't break, even with significant use.
Everything about the BolleÌ Marine Collection is a technological advancement in the eyewear industry. This collection features two different lens types, Inland Gold for low to medium light conditions and Offshore Blue for the harsher light of open water. The Inland Gold proved exceptional on all freshwater outings, even in the harshest of light. The backsides of the lenses have an anti-reflective treatment that stops glare entering from the rear. Additionally, the lenses have a hydrophobic and oleophobic coating, which promotes the dispersion of water, fights smudging and is impervious to sunscreen and skin oils. This proves paramount for anglers as their hands encounter a continuous supply of slime, blood, dirt, oil, and a host of other lens-smudging factors.
A personal highlight of these lightweight performance glasses was the Thermogrip temple tips and nose pads. Seemingly no amount of perspiration or lake water could cause the glasses to slip thanks to this handy feature. There is nothing more annoying than having to constantly readjust and position your eyewear. Thanks to Thermogrip, this is a problem of the past.
With most sunglasses in the Bollé Marine Collection priced at $129.99, these glasses stand to compete even with their high-end, luxury counterparts. However, for this price you don't just get high quality glasses. Additionally, the buyer will receive a floating retainer cord and an intriguing hybrid hard/soft case to house their eyewear investment. Both are perfect for the not-so-perfect aquatic adventurer who may occasionally drop their favorite shades.
For their full line of products, visit www.bolle.com.