The Kaenon Georgia Polarized Sunglasses are fashionable but don't sacrifice function.
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- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These lenses are great! No squinting through your sunnies in these--they really cover and cut the glare. I have a narrow face and it's always hard to find a pair of sunnies that won't slip or look too big, but these are perfect - almost tight. So,definitely avoid if you have a larger face. Only complaint is that the lenses get smudged really easily, much more so than my Spy's or Smith's.
i have two pairs of these glasses; the grey lens and the orange lens and i love them both. if i travel and forget to pack them i have anxiety because they are the only glasses that make my eyes happy. they are a little bit big but i don't care because they feel sooooo good!
I mean, these are serious sunglasses. I have been wearing Oakley for the past ten years and was happy. I am a watersports woman and need some good quality lenses. So imaginary my surprise putting these on, the polarized lenses are just SO much more superior to Oakley glasses. I will never wear anything else. I bought the green frame and they look stylish too. Thumbs up for those!
A professional whitewater kayaker, Christie Glissmeyer is a World Record holder and kayaking champion. While working as a raft guide in college, Christie was exposed to the world of kayaking. Since then, she has had numerous 1st place finishes at competitions across the globe and also set the Womens World Waterfall Record at 82 ft. in Metlako Falls, Oregon.
Christie Glissmeyer wears Eden, Calais, Georgia and Basis.
Janelle Smiley and her husband, Mark, set out to successfully climb the 50 climbing all of the routes made famous by the iconic book, Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. This journey will take them up more than 164,000 vertical feet of technical terrain and bring them across 25,000 miles of North American roads as they travel to each destination.
Janelle grew up climbing, skiing and playing in the mountains of Colorado. Her hunger for snow adventures has taken her to Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, France and Italy where she explored and worked as a skiing instructor.
Janelles noteworthy accomplishments include:
Events & Ski School Director, Crested Butte Nordic Center
5.11 Lead Rock Climber
Randonee, Running & Mountain Bike Racer
2011 US Ski Mountaineering Champion
Janelle Smiley wears Soft Kore and Georgia.
I loved them but I don't live in LA. They were just a tad too big for my small face so I didn't keep them.
This is my favorite pair of sunglasses! They look great for everyday and have a pretty good sport fit. I wear them skiing, kayaking, and mtn biking. They are super comfortable! I love the rose colored lens. It makes everything look just a little bit brighter. The fit is good for people with a larger face.
Love love love these sunglasses! I have tried more sunglass styles, brands, etc than I could ever count (Oakley, Smith...) and this is literally the first pair that fits me. I always have issues with the temple length and either the glasses sit on my ears and then don't rest flush on my nose or the other way around. So just finding a pair that fits was a great feat, but these Kaenon's are amazing in every other way! The other reviewers have all raved about the optics and I couldn't agree more. They are unlike anything I have worn before. My eyes are very sensitive to sunlight so I needed a pair I could wear on those overcast or snowy but bright days and these are perfect. The don't make everything dark, they just cut the glare (guess that's what polarized glasses are supposed to do!). And on top of everything else, they are stylish too, an added bonus. Tried a couple other styles but they were all way to large. These are perfect, slightly oversized, wraparound. Never thought I would spend so much on sunglasses but these are worth every penny!
LOVE THE PRODUCT, FIT IS GREAT! SERVICE WAS FABULOUS. CAN'T BELIEVE THE GREAT PRICING COMPARED TO A DEPARTMENT STORE OR A OUTDOOR SPORTS STORE. LITTLE SKEPTICAL ORDERING ON LINE. HOWEVER, BACK COUNTRY IS GREAT TO WORK WITH. AMAZED AT ALL THE PRODUCTS BACK COUNTRY HAS. WILL ALWAYS GO TO BACK COUNTY FIRST FOR ANYTHING I NEED. PLUS, I LOOK FABULOUS IN THEM.
These are amazing. Never thought I'd pay ~$200 on sunglasses, but I guess that's around the same price for a good pair of glasses (for those of us who are near-sighted). These things made my Oakleys look like child's play, for two reasons. (1) While my Oakleys (non-polarized) just made things look darker/gray-er, these Kaenons (gray lens) made things look darker yet somehow still bright. It's odd how the Kaenon gray lens still looked copper-ish compared to the Oakley gray lenses. The Kaenon therefore had better contrast. (2) As everybody else said, Kaenons have superior lens clarity. After I got used to my Kaenon, looking through my Oakley felt like looking out of a dirty windshield. Had to give up my Oakley shades, now just wear Kaenon Georgia. As for look, it's really personal preference. The Georgia is larger (lenses and temple width) than the Porter and it has a lot of attitude.
Kaenon lenses are the BEST LENSES available!!!
If you have ever worn glass lenses you know what good optics should LOOK like, but if you are used to wearing polycarbonate (what Smith, Oakley, Maui and others use) then you have NO idea how good it really can be!!! These lenses blow the competition away and you will never want to wear anything else! And the Georgia style... AMAZING FIT. I love these glasses and could not live with out them!
My first pair went MIA and I waited about 2 months searching for a new pair of sunglasses. Everything I tried on did not compare to my Kaenons, I finally conceded and bought a second pair. I will never go another day with out these glasses.
I am behind the wheel all day in my sales job. Usually I am all about fashion---- sporting my Tom Ford's. I was looking for some polarized sunglasses that would wrap around my face when I am behind the wheel so afternoon sun would not filter in like it does when I wear my Tom Fords. I thought it was impossible to find function and fashion in one pair of glasses. I no longer feel this way since ordering my Georgia's. They are very face flattering and fashionable, but also are very comfortable and keep the sun off your face! Only wish was that the green pair I ordered was a bit more green...looks more like dark gray when worn on the face.
These are super comfortable even after wearing all day. I have small features but these work and are not overwhelming on my face. The only place they don't work is under my motorcycle helmet as the rounded visor of the helmet makes weird reflections with the polarized lenses. Other than that highly recommended!!
I've been asked before what the piece of gear is that I simply would NOT be able to live without, it's my Kaenon's. I own four pair. You've never seen your world this crisp and clear, and you've probably never looked as cool or been as comfortable as you will be in Kaenon's. The Georgia is a full frame, but not sight limiting like some wrap arounds. Yes, they are stylish, but the most functional pair of shades I've ever owned. I was introduced to Kaenon's in the sailing world, they are amazing at reducing glare on the water and for anyone who spends time in the white fluffy stuff, they are superb for you too! They fit well with my helmet, skiing or biking, and despite how hard I try to scratch them...failure. There isn't a scratch on my Georgia's yet and they are almost a year old. Go ahead, check out the world through a Kaenon lens - you won't be sorry you did!
Initial disclosure: I love Kaenons so I'm biased, but I think these are great sunglasses. Was debating between these and a pair of Persols; I went with the Kaenons for versatility because these are technical, performance frames you can wear all the time without looking goofy. The lenses are just amazing; if these are your first polarized lenses, you will probably never go back. The Georgia frame has a full-coverage wraparound shape that's a little too big for my face but I like them so much I'm keeping them.