Columbia Sunglasses fuse legendary form, function and value in every pair. This great collection of sunglasses features unisex designs that look great on men and women alike. Columbia Sunglasses are made for comfort and style, with the tough durability and outdoor stylings that users of Columbia gear have come to expect.
All Columbia Sunglasses are equipped with EPZ Eliminator Polarized Lenses, a 7-layer system that provides unbeatable protection against glare and excess light. EPZ lenses eliminate 100% of reflected glare and provide clear, zero-distortion vision, as well as UV light up to 400nm. The polarizing layers are made of triacetate cellulose formulated for superior visual clarity, with no hazy polarizing films required. This material also offers the benefit of minimal moisture loss and gain, making the lens extremely stable - even in hot and cold extremes - so your Columbia Sunglasses will provide impeccable optical clarity in any conditions.
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Here's how the various layers of the Columbia Eliminator Polarizing Lenses work:
- Layer 1: eliminates reflected glare
- Layers 2 & 3: blocks UV light
- Layers 4 & 5: energy-absorbing layers for impact protection
- Layer 6 & 7: scratch-resistance treatments
Columbia Sunglasses frame materials:
- Hyperlight 90 - injection molded plastic that offers a lightweight feel and superior fit. Hyper-Lite 90 offers superior tensile strength and shock resistance, making them great for sports. The resilient material exceeds ANSI safety standards and will keep on looking great for years to come, regardless of what it's put through.
- Monel - an anti-corrosive, hypo-allergenic metal with a lustrous finish that provides a very soft touch against the skin. Monel frames offer extreme temperature durability.
Most models of Columbia Sunglasses feature the durable Flex-Hinge system or the Diagonal-Secure-Fit temple tips to provide stability and a secure fit that that keeps the sunglasses in place during sports and other activities. Many feature Columbia's Gripol rubberized nosepads and temple tips, for an extra secure grip that stays in place all the time.