There are sunglasses, and then there are Maui Jim’s. Our good friends sent us a few pairs recently to try out. I snapped up the Olowalu. ”Olowalu” is a community on the west side of the island of Maui in the state of Hawaii. It is located about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Lahaina on the Honoapiʻilani Highway and is home to one of Hawaii’s most unique reefs. But I digress…
The Maui Jim Olowalu sunglasses are a new style featuring their trademarked MauiPure™. A proprietary new lens material that offers brilliant PolarizedPlus2® glare protection and the most crisp optics next to glass. A ”hinge-less” design really does provide a touted “superior” comfort and fit. Lightweight titanium and high-grade nylon make these things feel like NASA made them. You really hardly feel them on your face.
The design of the frame has that great unisex appeal which compliments a range of facial shapes. These are great for everyday variable conditions, from full sun to overcast. Provides an excellent scenic contrast for times when most lenses would be too dark — sharper contrast and more vibrant color for early morning, late afternoon and foggy days.
Maui Jim case and cleaning cloth are ALWAYS included, which their customers appreciate. I would say if you’re looking for a great pair of shades that are ultra-lightweight, then check out Maui Jim’s Olowalus. They are priced at a stiff $319, but are a high end pair sunglasses that you will be happy with. Purchase can be made via their website.