Costa Sunglasses Review
The Costa Untangled Collection of sunglasses is changing the way we think about the conservation ethos in today’s marketplace. It really helps that the Baffin Sunglasses from the Untangled Collection offer us everything we want in a pair of polarized sunglasses. The bonus is knowing that our purchase is helping to keep our oceans clean from destructive fishing nets that are no longer being used.
Costa created this partnership with Bureo where discarded fishing nets are collected from commercial fishing ports in Chile, recycled down to raw material in the form of pellets and then Costa upcycles the pellets into the Untangled Collection sunglass frames. Bureo is doing their part to eliminate a percentage of the ocean of plastic. Discarded fishing nets have been found to be four times more harmful than all other forms of plastic pollution, and they make up an estimated 10% of the plastic currently in our ocean. Bureo, in a partnership with Costa sunglasses, is doing what they can to make a difference.
We recently received a pair of the Costa Baffin Sunglasses to test and review. They came at the perfect time: the day before a guided fishing trip on the Yellowstone river outside of Livingston, Montana. It was one of those perfect blue sky days with just the right of amount of clouds to test these glasses. I put them on and I have been using them ever since.
The 580 polarized lens technology is what keeps them on my head. The mineral glass lenses provide a clarity and the quality helps me to pick out details easier. I saw fish in the river, and I am seeing better details when I am out hiking. The frames on the Baffins are black and my lenses are blue mirrored. The Baffins have kind of a recycled patina to them that you would imagine upcycled plastic to have. There is also something about knowing that I am contributing to the conservation ethos that Costa and Bureo have started, and that means something to me.