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The 8 best sunglasses of 2019

Sunglasses are needed all year long. Whether you're skiing under a blue bird sky or getting a tan on the beach, you want shades on your nose. Firstly because you don't want to burn your eyes and get a headache for the rest of the day. Second because sunnies are as fashionable as they're useful and can definitely turn your old-school outfit into the next big thing in the streets. 

Here at Glisshop, we are skiers and snowboarders, hikers and bikers, climbers and mountaineers, and if there is one thing we know for sure, it is that sun is great but sun is dangerous. Keep your eyes protected at all times...and upgrade your style with our eyewear!
We have hundreds of glasses available on sale, all meeting the European standards for UV protection and classified according to their light transmittance level going from 0 to 4. The closer to 0, the lighter the lens (suited for cloudy or dark conditions), the closer to 4 the darker the lens (suited for bright light conditions). But knowing what lens category you need won't help you much to choose from our super wide selection, especially if you have no clue about where to start right? 

That's why we've picked 8 sunglasses from our shelves that we think are going to blow next summer. Men's, women's, polarized or mirrored, we've taken a bit of everything for you to choose the right ones for your adventures. Put your spectacles on, you've got some reading to do!

Maui Jim Hookipa

When you live under the hawaiian sun 24/7, you do learn how to deal with it. The brand Maui Jim was born in 1980 on Ka'anapali beach in Lahaina on Maui, Hawaï. The founders wanted a technology that would not only protect their eyes from the harmful UV rays but also something that would enhance the beautiful colours of their island and help them pop with more contrast. The brand went from a first lineup with 7 models in to a line of 125 sunglasses, all polarized and filtering 100% of UVAs and UVBs. 

The Hookipa belong to the MJ Sports range, dedicated to...sports. Suitable for watersports, fishing, surfing, yachting, these sporty shades deliver unparalleled clarity and visual acuity as well as top notch comfort. Their Grilamid frame is extremely resilient and the rubber nose pads and rubber temple tips offer a good grip to keep the glasses in place.
The Hookipa are best suited for medium to wide faces and for anybody who wants to practice his favourite sports with high-end shades on.

Technical Features

  • Class 3

  • Polarized lenses

  • Frameless shape

  • Fashionable style

  • Suitable for driving

  • Suitable for golfing

  • Suitable for fishing

  • Grilamid frame

Maui Jim Hookipa sunglasses general view
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Maui Jim Hookipa sunglasses front view

Maui Jim Cook Pines

Same brand, different style. The Cook Pines from Maui Jim are again, high-end sunglasses that deliver the best possible protection your eyes could get from shades. Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, these aviator-syle sunglasses will not only block the UV from getting to your eyes but they also protect efficiently the soft skin that's around them.
The lenses featured on this model are called Blue Hawaii, no need to question why, and they deliver stunning contrasts, poppy colours and a perfect visual clarity. The silver frame is made of pure titanium, a strong material, and the temples and nose pads let the spectacles sit comfortably on any face.
Yet, we think thoses glasses are best suited for wide faces, or for anybody who wants good old classic aviator style shades with state-of-the-art technologies packed in them.

Technical Features

  • Blue Hawaii lenses

  • PolarizedPlus2 lenses

  • Titanium frame

  • Unisex

  • Class 3

  • Driving, watersports

  • Aviator style

  • Size L

Maui Jim Cook Pines general view
Maui Jim Cook Pines front view
Maui Jim Cook Pines side view