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Really wanted to like these
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
These are great looking glasses if you have a large head. These would fall off when I bent over and if I put them on top of my head, they would slip off because they are so wide. Perhaps this is why they are called Hammerhead? Make sure you have a wide face and larger than average head or these will not fit you. Had to return them.
Costa Del Mar Hammerhead Polarized
great lenses but the frame is not for everyone
The 580 are top of the class lenses but the frame is a bit bulky. Glass lenses are becoming considerably lighter these days but this one still weighty on the nose (maybe thats only my problem). I am still not sure if I could take it for a whole day though you can get used to it.
Be aware of the size (medium to large). Hammerhead differs from Swordfish only with the prolonged shape at the temple otherwise these two glasses are of the same size.
I believe my face is standard. From Costa I may need the large size frame. I keep the Swordfish. Even with sunglasses you could be better off by trying on before you order. (I use glasses only for reading.)
Best use for open water conditions. For driving the copper lens could be a better choice.
I bought the Swordfish for fly fishing. No glare whatsoever. Great look.
Perfect optical clarity, wonderful color enhancements, and a stylish design. I chose these sunglasses (2 pairs) for an upcoming expedition to Antarctica, and believe they will work perfectly. In the meantime, the sunglasses are ideal for life on the beach, kayaking and strutting through the city. Although the description of the sunglasses states that they do not have nose pads, they do. Medium to Large face is accurate. The "Hammerhead" name could describe the slight, square-like shape, as the sunglasses slightly divert from the rounded contour around the face. Although a good looking choice, I worry about the potential sun/wind exposure in the Southern Ocean winter. I would certainly recommend the Hammerhead sunglasses and further caution normal sized adults from buying the child proportioned Rincon style sunglasses that Costa del Mar offers. Picture in Antarctica to come...
Love'em - highly recommended
I have two pairs of Costas now, one pair of Green Tint 400 and now the Copper 580 Hammerheads. I bought them both for inshore flats fishing here in Florida. The Copper 580s cut through the water glare and allow sight fishing with ease.
I HAVE THE COSTA HAMMERHEADS WITH 580...
I HAVE THE COSTA HAMMERHEADS WITH 580 LENSES CAN I CHANGE THE LENES IN THEM AND IF SO WHEN DO I PURCHASE EXTRAENSES AT.
how do i get my costa del mar hammerhead...
how do i get my costa del mar hammerhead 580 lens sunglasses repaired
Fastest way would be to hit up Costa Del Mar at https://www.costadelmar.com/repair
What's the difference between the 580 and...
What's the difference between the 580 and the 400 lens? Not just the 580 is better - how/why is it better?
They are both good lenses, with polarization and 100% UV protection. The 580 in 580 lens refers to yellow bands of light. The 580 lens (their premium lens) is supposed to block more of the yellow shades (which they claim the eye has a hard time processing). This is especially important if you are tying to see better on water (like when sightfishing or sailing). The 580 is a glass lens that comes in gray, copper, blue and green mirrors. The Costa Del Mar website describes the recommended uses for each color. http://www.costadelmar.com/SeeOutThere/Technology/PureLensPerfection/
FWIW, I have two pairs of shades with the 580 lens and find that they are excellent for sightfishing and general use (although Kaenon sunglasses would be a close second).
The reason the Costa 580 lens is better than the Costa 400 is that we have found on the light spectrum scale, the human eye cannot see yellow light. That is the light that causes glare and distortion. So when you can't see the glare or the distortion everything you see is more vivid, more real. Your reds are redder, greens are greener and blues are bluer. It doesn't change what you are seeing, it helps you see what is truly out there.It is a patented lens and the Costa 580 lens comes in (5) colors, Gray, Copper, Blue Mirror, Green Mirror and Silver Mirror.
The Costa 400 is still the bar that all high quality polarized sunglass companies compare themselves to, Costa just took it up a couple of notches.
I REALLY NEED A LENS THAT CUTS THROUGH THE...
I REALLY NEED A LENS THAT CUTS THROUGH THE SETTING SUN GLARE USED ON THE BROWN WATER OF THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
If you are looking for a Costa Del Mar lens that will cut through Sunset glare, you may want to try the Costa Del Mar Copper 580 lens. You can get it in any of our Costa Del Mar frames that have a full frame. Unfortunately not in our rimless styles.
What you need is the Costa 580 Copper lens. It is perfect for where you are and the water that you are fishing in. The Costa 580 Copper lens cuts through that end of day glare.
would these be good for golfing?
would these be good for golfing?
I have a pair of Oakleys and a pair of Costa Del Mar that I play golf in. I like the Costa Del Mars in general because they are relatively lightweight and stylish. Granted they don't help my +13 handicap, at least I look good while shooting bogey golf :)