I usually do not blog about specific brands of sunglasses (since my site specializes exclusively in Matrix Sunglasses like Neo Sunglasses, Morpheus Sunglasses, etc.), but in this case I thought I would make an exception. A brand called Wiley X has been making massive amounts of headway in the fishing sunglasses market. The company claims to have the best fishing sunglasses in the world, and has invested tons of money in sponsorship deals with some of the most well-known professional anglers around.
The company decided to focus on fishing sunglasses because this is one of the few sports where having proper sunglasses is critical. The reflective sunlight, air borne particles and debris, low tree limbs and swooshing fish hooks all conspire to make fishing one of the most potentially dangerous sports for your eyes.
The company’s shades are specifically made to neutralize the effects of these hazards. As such they feature a best-in-class combination of 100% UV protection, OSHA-grade impact resistance, and 8-layer polarized amber lenses with an emerald mirror finish. The sunglasses make fishing easier by improving anglers’ ability to clearly see the bottom of the lake or ocean, including vegetation, topography, and swimming fish.
Due to the high quality level and specialization of Wiley X sunglasses, they cannot be purchased on the cheap. You’re probably looking at a minimum of $120 for a pair of the most basic style. If you want to buy a pair of these sunglasses, you’ll have to locate an authorized dealer online. Just Google “Wiley X fishing sunglasses” and you will find plenty of options on page one. If you fish frequently, like once a week or more, then you’d be well-served to look into purchasing a pair of Wiley X sunglasses.