Polarised Aviator-Style Sunglasses from Maui Jim

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Quality sunglasses are must if you want to effectively protect your eyes – and those of the people you love – against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. If they happen to be as stylish as the ones you find at Maui Jim‘s, they also make gorgeous, practical and thoughtful gifts for Christmas.

About Maui Jim

Having started in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses in Lahaina, Hawaii, Maui Jim realised that there was a need for sunglasses incorporating technology capable of combatting the sun’s harmful UV rays and intense glare, while simultaneously bringing this gorgeous island’s wonderful colours to life.

PolarizedPlus2® Lens Sunglasses

Because of this realisation, they engineered the revolutionary new PolarizedPlus2® lens and incorporated it into seven new styles of sunglasses – their Classic Collection. Today, Maui Jim offer 125 different styles of sunglasses, every one of which is polarised and effectively protects eyes against UVB and UVA rays. My personal favourite is the Aviator-style ‘Pilot’.

Maui Jim Pilot Sunglasses

Front view of the Maui Jim Pilot SunglassesThe sample Maui Jim kindly provided me with consisted of the Pilot sunglasses with a gold frame (they are also available in silver). Featuring HCL® Bronze (which give everything a lovely warm tint and are extremely versatile in Britain’s ever-changing conditions) impact and scratch resistant, high index Maui Evolution lenses in a face-hugging modified aviator teardrop frame designed to complement most facial shapes, the Pilot sunglasses have a fixed saddle-style bridge with a double cross-bar and non-slip adjustable rubber nose pads for perfect comfort.

Side view of the Maui Jim Pilot SunglassesCrafted from sturdy, yet light-weight stainless steel finished in high gloss for a very sophisticated, smooth feel and look, they have nickel/silver (non-corrosive) temple hinges with nylon temple tips and stainless steel/bronze (anti-corrosive) springs to provide a comfortable, secure fit.

My Verdict

Image of Maui Jim Pilot Sunglasses and CasesDelivered complete with a strong hard case and a lovely, colourfully patterned soft case for those times when a bulky hard case is just too much, these Pilot sunglasses are priced at £225 – and well worth the expense! Incredibly effective, they feel great, look fantastic and are very well made indeed. I had considered giving them away as a Christmas present, but having tried them on, I’ve decided to keep them for myself!

Where to Find Maui Jim Sunglasses

Also available as prescription sunglasses, Maui Jim sunglasses are available from retailers all over the UK and around the world, with prices ranging from £125 to £275. If the Pilot is anything to go by, they will all make outstanding practical, yet incredibly stylish Christmas presents for the people you care for.