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Kaenon Rhino Sunglasses - Polarized
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought these 4 years ago as replacements for an old pair of Oakley's and they are still holding up really well. I have no issues with glare or full sun and they are surprisingly (!) lightweight. I will definitely be a repeat Kaenon customer.
30 days of non stop sun? No problem.
I have these with prescription lenses in them. Every activity I wear them- I literally bring them everywhere I go. They are very comfortable and feel bombproof. I do use chums with them especially for water sports, but have never had an issue of them ever coming off. They are my first pair of Kaenon's and surely not my last- would buy again.
Mike Horn, world renowned explorer, in Rhino
Mike Horn Internationally Renowned Adventurer wears Kaenon
An internationally renowned adventurer and founder of the Pangaea Expedition; Mike Horn educates youth about environmental issues while traveling the world.
Prior to the formation of the Young Explorers program, Mike began, what it called, the Amazon Expedition in 1997. Without any form of motorized transport, Mike traversed the entire South American continent alone. Starting at the source of the Amazon River, Mike navigated its entire length using a hydrospeed (a human powered flotation device), hunting for food to survive and resting on the Amazons riverbanks at night.
Additionally, Mike circumnavigated the globe without any motorized transport, starting in 1999 and ending 18 months later. This expedition thrust Mike into the worldwide spotlight and won him the 2001 Laureus World Alternative Sportsperson of the Year Award as well as an invitation for an audience with Pope Jean-Paul II at the Vatican in Rome.
As similar journey around the Arctic Circle beginning 2002 (lasting 2 years) won him the 2005 Laureus World Alternative Sportsperson of the Year Award.
In 2007, Mike became a member of the Laureus World Sports Academy in recognition of his ground-breaking achievements.
Mike Horn wears Klay, Rhino, Jetty and Hard Kore.
Y35 - lens
Y35 lens - I find this as the absolute best option for fly fishing -- especially for sight-fishing in the tropics. Brightens up colors underwater and draws out shapes of fish. Even in extremely bright sunlight, the 35LTL is great. Also allows for use in lower light (dawn/dusk/overcast) situations when polarization is necessary. The Y35 also has a mirror finish now which is great.
The Perfect Shades
Ok, let me start by saying I have a bigger than average nose that I have broken a couple of times so its a little crooked with a med size face, needless to say my search for plastic framed shades has been vast. I used the spy dirty mo shades (which fit my face/nose) for a while and like them but I always wanted copper tone lenses with a black frame which spy and many other manufactures do not make. They always seem to match up the copper lenses with the tortoise shell frame which I am not a fan of. Then along came the Kaenon Rhino's... match up any lens with any frame! The measurements were almost exactly the same as the Spy Dirty Mo and reviews about lens clarity were outstanding. When I got them I was not disappointed! They are definitely, without a doubt the best shades I have ever used. Crisp color and very comfortable to wear all day. I use them for everything... laying down spring turns, fishing, golfing, partying on the beach..everything. Oh, BTW, I bought the black frame with C12 lens.... definitely some sick shades.
May be a dumb question but here goes. I...
May be a dumb question but here goes. I wear a hat when i golf (not one of those dumb flat billers) and I had the Kaenon Gauges and I couldn't pull my hat down as far as I like. Guess the question is: are these really bulky on your face as are the gauges or are they smaller than the gauges?
The Rhino aren't quite as "bulky" as the Gauge, so a hat should fit better with these. Brian Gay, a PGA Tour pro, wears Jetty, which has a fairly similar shape as the Rhino and he wears a hat/visor with them just fine. The temple tips taper down on these more than the Gauge do, so that will also help. Still the same great SR-91 polarized lenses.
I've owned Oakley, Smith, and Ray Ban and the optical quality of Kaenon is far beyond any of them. I tend to get headaches from even the slightest distortion, and have had no problem with Kaenons.
The Rhinos are a little bulky, but that makes them nearly indestructible. I grab them first for skiing, snowmobiling, and dirt riding. They seem to be very scratch resistant, too.
You get what you pay for. The Kaenons are not cheap, but neither is $1000 worth of sunglasses that sit at home because they simply don't work for me.
I have owned the Rhino for ~2 years and have no complaints! The C12 lens offers superb polarization. As an avid fly fisherman, I feel one of the most important pieces of gear is my sunglasses. I can easily spot fish and the glare reduction dramatically reduces eye fatigue. I sincerely recommend Kaenon!
Keanon Logo on Rhino
Great glasses, however, don't lose the insert logo on the sides of the glasses.(they seem to pop out once in a while ) Kaenon will not offer a replacement. They do however offer to replace the whole frame for $ 120.00 + $10.00 shipping. FYI
I love the lens but the frame style was not comfortable for me. I can describe as brow forward, just different for me. Might be good for someone looking down outdoors...lifeguard, etc.
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How can I...
Write your question here...
How can I find out how these glasses will fit on me?
Of course, it's hard to tell how sunglasses are going to fit without trying them on. Having said this, these are large, full-coverage glasses. If you go to the Kaenon web-site, you can see how they look when they are actually being worn.
I do a lot of sunglasses. The Rhinos are the pair I turned to most. The lens is a perfect for both dappled light when biking in the Sierra forests and balls out sunshine in the Virginia Mountains. They work perfectly at any and all times of the day, high noon or a post sunset dog run. I would easily give away all my other shades for this one. They are big for great coverage, but not the stupid, "Hey I'm pretending I'm a big star on drugs." I bike a lot so I am usually wary of lots of material around the hinge---I need to see what's behind me in a quick glance--but these aren't a problem because the glass coverage is so good. I got them for a great price on Steep and Cheap, but I'm ready to pay full for my next pair because they are so awesome. If I ever need a next pair. These won't scratch or blotch even dropping them on granite boulders on the Tahoe Rim.
I would like to know why I can't find the...
I would like to know why I can't find the rhino's in a black frame with the c-28 lens .
They are available. Just click on the select options drop down menu. They still look to be there.
Great all around shades
These sunglasses are the best I've ever owned. They are durable and scratch resisitant while providing outstanding clarity and protection from the sun. I have the black g12's and they fit and feel perfect. I'm a bigger guy and have a good size schnoz, but they look and fit my face perfectly. I love the look and feel whether I'm hiking, at the beach or travelling. Best sunglasses I've owned and worth the money. I've owned REVO's and Bolle's and they don't hold a candle in durability and performance.
Where can I find the frame measurements...
Where can I find the frame measurements for the Kaenon line?
If you need a specific measurement, feel free to email the Kaenon Polarized customer service department with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fishing Sun G's
I got the black Rhino C-12's and they are great for fishing. The color is perfect to set off the stream bottom and allow you to pick through the riffles to see fish. The only problem I have had is after hiking a bit and getting around a cold stream the sunglasses fog up. I think this is because they are so close fitting and wrap the entire face. I am going to try to use an anti-fog product to stop this, great glasses though!
I am not sure if I got a bad pair or if the Rhino's simply did not work for me, but almost immediately after putting them on I got a headache. I tried to wear them several days in a row and there was some sort of distortion going on that just plain made me cross eyed. That said this site was great with the return. And I ordered a pair of the Kaenon Lewi's and have had NO trouble at all, the clarity is amazing.
can these lenses be used for an RX or do...
can these lenses be used for an RX or do they need to be replaced? Bill
You can get these lenses in Rx - you need to call Kaenon and find out a place that will do it. They will hook you up, they have a whole Rx lab network. The SR-91 lens in Rx is amazing - they can also do it in any frame you want.