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Maui Jim Banyans Sunglasses Review

When you’re out on the water, the last thing you want is to be squinting in the sun. But not all sunglasses are created equal. If you’re looking for a fantastic pair of polarized fishing sunglasses, Maui Jim Banyans are worth checking out. Keep reading to learn more about why Maui Jim Banyans are one of the best sunglasses for fishing.
Rating
4.7/5

Category Size: Large.
Lens Features: Evolution Lens available with polarization and mirrored lenses.
Made Of: Grilamid metal frame.
Design: Oversized, rectangular frame with a rimless design.
Face: Fits a wide range of face shapes: diamond, heart, oblong, oval, round, and square.

Measurements

Bridge Width: 17 mm
Temple Length: 130 mm
Lens Height: 41 mm
Lens Width: 70 mm

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Our Thoughts

An important aspect of fishing sunglasses is that they cut down on the glare coming off the water. This can be a real problem, especially when fishing in open water where the sun reflects off the surface and can make it difficult to see.

With Maui Jim’s Evolution Lens technology, the Banyans do a great job of cutting through the glare and enhancing your visual acuity. They provide an exceptional level of clarity and color enhancement without feeling unnatural.

They’re extremely light, so much so, that I’ve forgotten that I was wearing them on multiple occasions. One of which led to quite an embarrassing moment when I asked a friend if he had seen my sunglasses. He nodded, said yes, and then pointed to my face… I’ll attribute it to getting older.

The arms have a nice curvature that wraps around your head snugly and doesn’t allow them to fall off. This is especially important to me as I’ve lost a pair of other sunglasses due to them not having a good grip and falling off when I was fighting a giant striper.

Overall, I am very happy with my Maui Jim Banyans sunglasses.

Reviewer Analysis

Key Points:

  • Ideal for fishing
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Reduce glare and enhance contrast
  • Decrease eye fatigue and improve safety
  • 100% UV protection
  • Scratch-resistant and durable
  • Rimless frame design
  • Fit a variety of face shapes
  • Multiple lens tints available
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty

Lens Quality

The Maui Jim Banyans were designed with fishing in mind. The proprietary Evolution Lens quality is top notch, providing excellent clarity and protection from glare and UV rays.

The lenses are treated with a special anti-reflective coating that helps reduce glare and enhance contrast. This can be a major advantage when you’re trying to spot fish in the water.

The glasses are treated with a special scratch-resistant coating that helps them withstand the rigors of everyday use.

The lenses are available in grey and brown. The grey lens is ideal for bright conditions, while the brown lens is better for low-light conditions.

The Maui Jim Banyans provide good coverage, with a lens width of 70mm and a lens height of 41mm. The lenses are available in a progressive style, which is perfect for those who need reading glasses.

Frame Design

The Maui Jim Banyans are made out of Grilamid, a lightweight and durable material. The frames are designed to be tough and flexible, with a stainless steel pin inside of the hinge that prevents corrosion.

The Maui Jim Banyans have an oversized, rectangular frame with a rimless design. This provides a very light frame design with a sleek and modern look.

The sunglasses are available in black and tortoise, and look great on men with large faces.

We found that the Maui Jim Banyans are extremely comfortable to wear. They are lightweight and have adjustable nose pads and rubber temple ends that provide a secure and comfortable fit.

The unique frame design of the sunglasses allows for increased airflow, which helps to keep your eyes cool and dry.

The dapper Maui Jim Banyans are built to last, with a tough frame and scratch-resistant lenses. The hinges are coated with a corrosion-resistant material, making them ideal for use in salt water.

Overall

Maui Jim Banyans are a great value for the money. They are well-made, comfortable, and provide good coverage. They are available in prescription, making them a great option for those who need corrective lenses.

Every single Maui Jim sunglass comes with a 2-year warranty. This shows the confidence that Maui Jim has in their products.

The Maui Jim Banyans are a great choice for those looking for a stylish and functional pair of sunglasses. They are comfortable to wear, provide good coverage, and have high-quality lenses that reduce glare and enhance colors.

Man wearing the Maui Jim Banyan sunglasses

Features

8 Base Frame for a Lightweight Fit

A good fit is important for sunglasses because they need to stay in place while you are fishing. If they are too loose, they can fall off and get lost in the water. Also, if they are too tight, they can be uncomfortable and cause headaches.

The Maui Jim Banyans have an 8 base frame which means that the lenses curve around your eyes more than average sunglasses. This gives you a wider field of vision and helps to keep the glasses in place. They have rubberized nose pads and temple tips which grip your skin and help to keep the glasses from moving around.

Sweat Management for Clear Vision in any Condition

Whether you’re out on the golf course or fishing on a hot day, it’s important to have a pair of sunglasses that can manage sweat. Sweat can cause your vision to become blurry and can cause your sunglasses to slip down your nose. With the Maui Jim Banyans, you won’t have to worry about either of those things. The frame is designed with vents that allow air to circulate, and the nose pads are adjustable so you can get a custom fit. The rubberized grip on the temple will keep your sunglasses in place, even when you’re sweating.

Comfort is key when it comes to sunglasses. If they’re not comfortable, you’re not going to want to wear them, no matter how good they look. The Maui Jim Banyans are designed with comfort in mind. They’re made out of grilamid, which is a lightweight and flexible material that is comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The nose pads are adjustable so you can get a perfect fit, and the rubberized grip on the temple will keep them in place without causing any discomfort.

The Maui Jim Banyans are designed to fit well on a variety of face shapes. They have an oversized, rectangular frame that will fit well on diamond, heart, oblong

Scratch and Impact Resistant Lenses

When it comes to sunglasses, one of the most important things to consider is lens durability. This is especially true if you are looking for a pair of sunglasses to wear while participating in activities such as fishing, where there is a higher risk of the glasses being dropped or coming into contact with debris.

Sunglasses with lenses that are resistant to impact and scratches are able to withstand more wear and tear than those without this feature. This means that they are less likely to be damaged during activities such as fishing, where there is a greater chance of them being dropped or coming into contact with debris. Resistant lenses provide better protection for your eyes as they are able to effectively block and type of projectile that would otherwise damage your eyes.

Maui Evolution Lenses for Superior Clarity and Protection

Maui Jim’s Maui Evolution Lens Technology is a new and improved lens material that offers superior clarity and protection. The lenses are made from a high index material that is lightweight and impact resistant. They have a oleophobic and hydrophobic coating to repel water, oil, and dust. The lenses have a backside anti-reflective coating to reduce glare.

The Maui Evolution Lens Technology uses polarized plus two lens technology to reduce glare and enhance color and contrast. The lenses are 100% UV protected and protect against high energy visible light. The lenses are scratch resistant and easy to clean.

The benefits of Maui Evolution Lens Technology include superior clarity, protection from the sun’s harmful rays, reduced glare, enhanced color and contrast, scratch resistance, and easy cleaning.

Grilamid TR-90 Frames with Rubberon Temple Ends

Grilamid TR-90 is a lightweight, durable and flexible material that is often used in the construction of sports sunglasses frames. The material is resistant to both heat and UV light, making it ideal for use in outdoor activities.

The benefits of Grilamid TR-90 frames include their durability, flexibility and resistance to both heat and UV light. This makes them ideal for use in outdoor activities such as fishing. The frames are lightweight and comfortable to wear, making them perfect for those who want to enjoy their time outdoors without feeling weighed down by their sunglasses.

The Maui Jim Banyans are designed to be comfortable to wear for long periods of time. They feature adjustable nose pads and rubber temple ends which help to keep the glasses in place even when you are sweating. The lenses are treated with an anti-reflective coating which helps to reduce eye fatigue.

What are the benefits of polarized sunglasses?

A nice pair of sunglasses can do more than just make you look good. They can also protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays and reduce glare. But what are the benefits of polarized sunglasses?

1. Reduce Glare

A couple of years ago, I was out on the water in my kayak, fishing for striped bass. The sun was beating down and the glare off the water was so bad that I couldn’t see my line. I ended up losing a big fish because of it. If I had been wearing polarized sunglasses, I could have avoided that situation altogether.

2. Enhance Contrast and Color

No matter if you’re driving, boating, or fishing, being able to see clearly is important for safety. Polarized sunglasses can help improve safety by reducing glare and enhancing contrast and color.

Polarized lenses reduce glare by filtering out horizontal light waves. This not only makes it easier to see in bright sunlight, but it also enhances contrast and color. This can be especially useful when you’re trying to spot fish in the water.

3. Protect Your Eye Health

Too much light can cause eye fatigue. By reducing glare, polarized sunglasses can help decrease eye fatigue and make it easier to focus on what you’re looking at.

Different people have different sensitivities to light. If you’re sensitive to light, or if you suffer from migraines, polarized sunglasses can help increase your visual comfort by reducing the amount of light that enters your eyes.

Wearing sunglasses is one of the best ways to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays. All Maui Jim sunglasses provide 100% UV protection.

By reducing your exposure to glare and UV light, you’re protecting your eyes from damage and reduces your risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.

4. Reduce squinting and prevent wrinkles

Given that squinting and frowning can lead to wrinkles, polarized sunglasses can help reduce the formation of wrinkles over time. So, through this reduction in squinting, polarized sunglasses can help prevent wrinkles.

5. Allow you to see into the water

While eye health is one of the biggest advantages of wearing sunglasses, there’s a less known advantage, and that is that polarized sunglasses allow you to see beneath the surface of the water.

Unless the water is filled with sediment, the reason you usually can’t see into the water is due to the glare reflecting off of the water’s surface and interfering with your vision. With polarized sunglasses, the glare is blocked thus no longer interfering.

Additionally, the Maui Jim Banyans include additional enhancements of contrast and color making it easier to see into the water.

This is a nice advantage that can help you spot good areas where the bass are hanging out.

How do Maui Jim Banyans compare to other sunglasses?

As far as polarized fishing sunglasses go, Maui Jim Banyans are some of the best on the market. But how do they compare to other sunglasses?

Maui Jim Banyans

Here are some of the features that make Maui Jim Banyans stand out:

Features:

– 100% UV protection
– PolarizedPlus2 technology
-SuperThin (ST) Glass lenses
– Rimless frame design
– Flexible frame material
– Adjustable nose pads
– Available in a variety of lens tints

Frame:

The Maui Jim Banyans have a rimless frame design that is both lightweight and comfortable. The frame is made from a flexible material that is designed to withstand the elements. The nose pads are adjustable, so you can customize the fit to your liking.

Lens:

The lenses are made from SuperThin (ST) Glass, which is 20% thinner and lighter than standard glass lenses. The lenses are treated with Maui Jim’s PolarizedPlus2 technology, which eliminates 99.9% of glare and 100% of harmful UV rays.

Price:

The Maui Jim Banyans are available for around $230.

Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL

Here are some of the features that make the Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL stand out:

Features:

– 100% UV protection
– Plutonite lenses
– O-Matter stress-resistant frame material
– Unobtainium ear socks and nose pads
– Interchangeable lenses

Frame:

The frame is made from O-Matter, a stress-resistant material that is designed to withstand the elements. The ear socks and nose pads are made from Unobtainium, a material that becomes grippier when wet.

Lens:

The lenses are made from Plutonite, a material that filters out 100% of harmful UV rays. The lenses are also treated with Oakley’s High Definition Optics (HDO) technology, which enhances clarity and contrast.

Price:

The Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL is available for around $150.

Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer

Here are some of the features that make the Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer stand out:

Features:

– 100% UV protection
– Glass lenses
– Plastic frame
-Available in a variety of lens tints

Frame:

The frame is made from plastic, which makes it lightweight and comfortable. The frame is available in a variety of colors.

Lens:

The lenses are made from glass, which is scratch-resistant and provides superior clarity. The lenses are available in a variety of tints, including mirrored and polarized.

Price:

The Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer is available for around $200.

Costa Del Mar Tuna Alley

Here are some of the features that make the Costa Del Mar Tuna Alley stand out:

Features:

– 100% UV protection
– 580P polycarbonate lenses
– Stainless steel frame
– Available in a variety of lens tints

Frame:

The frame is made from stainless steel, which is durable and corrosion-resistant. The frame is available in a variety of colors.

Lens:

The lenses are made from 580P polycarbonate, which is 20% thinner and lighter than standard glass lenses. The lenses are available in a variety of tints, including mirrored and polarized.

Price:

The Costa Del Mar Tuna Alley is available for around $280.

FAQs

The Maui Jim Banyans sunglasses are designed with a unique frame design that allows for increased airflow, wicking away and draining any sweat or moisture. Additionally, the lenses are treated with a polarized and mirrored finish that blocks glare and UV rays from all angles. In terms of quality, Maui Jim Banyans are in a class of their own. They’re made from high-quality materials and offer superb clarity and 100% UV protection.
The Banyans are designed to fit well on diamond, heart, oblong, oval, round, and square shaped faces. Additionally, the nose pads are adjustable to customize the fit. They are available in two different sizes (S and L). To find out which size is right for you, measure the width of your face from temple to temple. If your measurement is between 54 and 59mm, go with size S. If your measurement is between 60 and 65mm, go with size L.
The frame is made out of Grilamid, a lightweight and durable material while the lenses are made out of glass.
The Maui Jim Banyans sunglasses come with a Maui Jim cleaning cloth. For best results, use the cleaning cloth to gently wipe away any dirt or debris.
Wearing polarized sunglasses can help reduce glare, enhance contrast and color, decrease eye fatigue, and improve safety. The Maui Jim Banyans sunglasses are perfect for this, as they provide superior vision and reduce the amount of reflective light bouncing off the lenses.
Yes, the Maui Jim Banyans sunglasses are available in a prescription version.
The Maui Jim Banyans sunglasses come with a two-year warranty.
If you are not satisfied with your Maui Jim Banyans sunglasses, you can return them for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.
You can contact Maui Jim customer service by phone at 1-888-666-5905 or by email at info@mauijim.com.

Conclusion

A lot of people think that all sunglasses are the same. But that’s simply not the case. Maui Jim Banyans are specifically designed for fishing and offer a number of advantages over other sunglasses, including superb clarity, 100% UV protection, and the ability to reduce glare and enhance contrast. If you’re looking for an amazing pair of polarized fishing sunglasses, Maui Jim Banyans are the way to go.

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