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Style for Hollywood; sport for the dedicated outdoor freak.
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Light and good looking...all that needs to be said
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Grips and nose pad are well made, fit perfectly and hold these shades in place. They are super comfortable. Feel fragile, but they are durable.
Maui Jim Ho'okipa Sunglasses - Polarized
nice glasses but not the best
I love sunglasses I own about 12 pair, always buy polarized, always buy higher end shades. I had to have a pair of maui jim's because everyone was telling me how great the lense clarity was.
Well its not a bad product but certainly not the best. The frames are flimsy and shortly stretched out of shape. The lenses are nice, but as far as clarity maybe forth or fifth in lense quality.
Certainly not nearly as nice a my favorite pair which are Costa del mar with 580 lense. Far superior optics
I bought these to use for running, skiing, biking etc. and on the first wear i bumped them against my car and the frames snapped in half. Maybe just a defective pair. I immediately returned them and went for a pair with metal frames.
I love these glasses. Super light weight and great clarity. I use these every day for driving, chilling outside, and hiking or biking. I got a pair of the gloss black and they look sharp. Some people in previous posts thought that they might come off as flashy, but they do not. I highly recommend these glasses.
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You can't beat these lenses
I'm on my second pair of these - I lost the first one :( - Seriously, I have yet to see lenses that come close to Maui Jims. They provide exceptional clarity, and brightening your view but totally eliminating glare. You don't even realize how much glare you face until you put these glasses on. I actually have this model, the Ho'okipa - and the frames are as light as a feather, yet the grips on the ends make sure they stay in place while playing around.
The best glasses I've ever owned!
These are hands down the finest sunglasses that I have ever owned. The are so lightweight that I completely forget that I'm wearing them... which I do every time I step out into the Florida sun. The polarization lets me see clearly into the water and the laminate on the back of the lenses really does keep the glare from reflecting back into my eyes. I've owned two pairs of these so far, and when these eventually have had it I will be buying another pair almost for sure. MJ's customer service is also fantastic, and I can't recommend these shades enough!
Good Value - Great Lenses
Maui Jim Lenses are my favourite polarised plastic lenses. The frames are light and perfect for wearing during sports - especially running or trail running.
I'm so glad to have Maui Jim's again. They are the lightest, most comfortable sunglasses ever.
Maui Jim Hookipa
Without question the finest pair of sport sunglasses I have ever owned. The lenses perform in every way. Lightweight, durable, and most importantly comfortable all day long. I wouldn't own any other brand.
LOVE THEM IN FLORIDA!
Hey this is my second pair, I wear contacts and my eyes are very sensitive to light. You can't beat them and the service too!
Maui Jim Ho'okipa sunglasses
These are my second pair (I broke the first pair through my own clumsiness).
Anyway, I really like 'em because:
- excellent optics (no distortion, polarized so they cut glare, great colour transmission)
- they're very light
- the rubberized tips keep them in place, even while running in hot weather
- they're very comfortable
- decent sun protection from all angles
- cool-looking but not too "high fashion"
Bear in mind that "scratch resistant" coating doesn't mean "scratch proof", but with normal care they should last a long time. Just don't repeatedly drop them on rocks or in gravel like I did with my old pair.
The best I've owned
Superb optics and quality--the only sunglasses I now own. Have used from the Canadian Rockies to New Zealand, from deserts to glaciers, from driving to ice climbing. Fairly priced. BTW, can use alcohol hand sanitizer to clean, as suncreen/grease can be hard to get off the inside of the lenses.
Stylish, comfortable, and functional
This is my third pair of Maui Jim's and are my favorite thus far. As an outdoor enthusiast, these glasses are great. They have a little rubber piece on the arm of the frames that make it easy to place and keep the glasses on your head or on a hat (like when golfing or fishing). Furthermore, they are super light weight and have wrap-around lenses without frame borders, so you hardly know you're wearing them. Maui Jim lenses are a perfect color, and polarized lenses are a must. I highly recommend these glasses to anyone.
I LOOOOOVE my MJs. Bought a set of these 2 yrs ago and they're amazing! Not only do they look totally fab but they work phenomenally. Sun, water, snow no matter what I can see without the squinting or headaches or having to use the visor in my car. I just recently had them stolen and I didn't realize how much I loved them til they were gone. Obviously someone else loves them now too. I am totally getting another pair!
I bought a pair of these a year ago for boating. They are well designed and very lightweight. My biggest problem is finding glasses that will fit my huge head but these fit wide faces extremely well without pinching at the temples or behind the ears. The lenses are coated reflective and help shed water. They also look great, with a nice shape that blocks bright sun and glare off the water but doesn't look like some kind of futuristic space suit visor. All in all, they are stylish and very functional, but don't break the bank.
Love my Maui Jims
I love these sunglasses very much.
Maui Jim Polarized
I needed a pair of polarized glasses to use when I spend time on the water. After checking the internet Maui Jim came up several times, so I bought a pair to try. They enable me to see through all the glare from the water. While fishing also let me see the fish below the surface, which is impossible with regular sunglasses.
I have only one negative comment. The sunscreen I put on gets on my eylashes and they rub on the inside surface of the lens, causing a grease spot right in my line of vision. Constantly cleaning the glasses is a small inconvenience and I would not give up these glasses.
Am i able to order just one of the arm for...
Am i able to order just one of the arm for these pair of sunglasses?
What does HCL stand for?
What does HCL stand for?
Maui Jim's HCL stands for "High Contrast Lens". It is bronze in color and makes colors pop. HCL Bronze is my favorite lens color!
i want to order these for my husband for...
i want to order these for my husband for christmas. I know he wants black, but not sure if he'd want the gloss black or regular black. He is pretty traditional in style. wondering what people would recommend and why. thanks!
I would say the regular black. Gloss is a little flashy for some people, and that probably includes traditionalists.
This style only comes in one color black, not two. It also comes in a tortoise colored frame.
Do these fit larger or smaller faces better?...
Do these fit larger or smaller faces better? I have an asian style fit and am looking for glasses that are more taylored to that size, like the Oakley asian fit line. Are the nose pads more narrow or wide?
This style tends to fit slightly larger faces. It does have great nosepads that fit a wide range of noses. This is currently Maui Jims number one selling style.
are the arms bendable?.
are the arms bendable?.
Yes, they are hinged and the material itself if pretty flexible.
Where can I find rubber nose pads for my...
Where can I find rubber nose pads for my Maui Jim's?Thanks,
Backcountry.com does not carry replacement parts. I suggest contacting Maui Jim:http://www.mauijim.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/LanguageSelectionForm_10001_10101
just visit your local Sunglass Retailer or eye Dr (that sells Maui Jim) and they can order replacement nosepads for FREE from Maui Jim. You do NOT need to mail them back to Maui Jim!
I called Maui Jim on their 1-800 number off their web site. The person I spoke to was very nice and helped me figure out the model of my glasses. They are shipping me out, free of charge, replacement nose pads. I did not need to send me glasses in. I'm not sure but have the feeling that the nose pad issue was a common occurance with the Ho'okipas.
Can you get them in magnifiers....I need...
Can you get them in magnifiers....I need 2.50
You'd have to order those through Maui Jim. They're great to work with though so it's not really a problem at all generally!
YES, they come premade with either a 1.50, 2.00 or 2.50 magnifier built in to the bottom of the lens! Just look for the "Hookipa Reader" rather than this regular "Hookipa".