I destroy sunglasses fishing. Dropping them in the surf, sand, or overboard. Sitting on them is always fun, just set them down for a minute and crunch! The straps that hold them around your neck are annoying and then the glasses are in my gear’s way. Ski goggles would be great on the beach or even the swimming goggles. The fish don’t care what we look like, right? I am not wearing goggles on the beach unless it is Halloween. I need a pair of sunglasses I can glue to my head. I found them, minus the glue.
Sea Specs, a company in Florida, makes a series of sunglasses Sea Specs Extreme Surf Sunglasses. They definitely live up to their description and how do they do this? “Extreme Surf Sunglasses Integrated secure strap keep SeaSpecs on your head while enjoying your Extreme Water Sports. Polarized, 100% UVA/UVB lenses. Prescription SeaSpecs too! ” This is what first interested me in these sunglasses. What exactly is an integrated secure strap? This is not an elastic strap, which wear out over time. The strap is connected to the sunglasses through a slot on the rear of the arm. This slotted area is rubberized for comfort and the strap attaches well past the ears. once the sunglasses are placed on your head you tighhten the strap like a set of goggles. They will not come off after this, I tried. Aside from sticking my head out the window at 80 mph. These sunglasses are not coming off your head. For fishing this is a bonus, I no longer have to worry about losing my sunglasses. One less thing to worry about, not that I worry much on the beach.
So what about comfort? I wore these glasses all day for a couple of weeks. You can hardly tell your wearing sunglasses. You do “know” they are strapped to your head, but it is not uncomfortable at all. The girls all said you have to adjust the strap under a pony tail. I know what they mean, that took a few minutes to get used to adjusting, but no worries now. The only downside to the strap is you can’t just “whip” your glasses off and toss them to the side, as we are so used to doing. You have to releases the strap before you can comfortably remove the sunglasses. They are strapped to your head by a non-elastic band, that does not budge. A good thing when your doing extreme sports, not so good when trying to rip your glasses off your head. That is the only difference between Sea Specs and regular glasses. Honestly it is a good thing for yours truly, I do not plan on breaking or losing any more glasses this year, well at least not breaking.
The nose guard area is foam padded and very comfortable. The padding is set up for protection from “hard” landings and no I don’t mean large fish. There are holes on the front of the glasses for ventilation. Sea Specs website has many pictures of people doing extreme sports wearing these glasses, I fish. I am not hanging ten off a building in the arctic during a blizzard to prove these glasses stay on your head and are comfortable. When you are doing extreme sports, the last thing on your mind should be your sunglasses. When fishing, the exact opposite is true, or is it. We fish some extremely bad weather and areas here that require one to pay attention. Worrying about your sunglasses can get you killed. We also fish areas that Bambi would feel at home in and there is nothing but time to sit and think, about our sunglasses. Sea Specs are good for either situation. I can stand knee deep in the surf this summer, get banged around, and know I am not losing my sunglasses. How many times have you taken a “dip” to cool off and forgot you were wearing your sunglasses. ”Were” being the keyword now. Sea Specs Extreme Surf Sunglasses stay on your head.
This is a different way to wear sunglasses and they are meant for the times you need them, sports etc. I wouldn’t wear them to the store to grab some milk and the paper. Though I have, I honestly forgot I had them on my head. This has nothing to do with the look of Sea Spec Extreme Surf Sunglasses. The look is sleek and stylish, not an outrageous fashion statement. There are several frame color combinations with colored mirrored lenses. Prescription Sea Specs are also available. I like the look as did everyone I showed. The glasses come with a micro-fibre bag for storage. Storing them for your “outings” will keep them in better shape than trying to use them daily, like regular sunglasses. Sea Specs Extreme Surf Sunglasses are just that….”Extreme”.
I am giving these sunglasses, 2 thumbs up!