A clasic medium size rimless frame design that is so comfortable you'll forget you have them on. An open edge design yeilds panoramic performance too.
Lightweight, hand finished TR90 Grilamid nylon frame with silicone rubber nose pads for a secure yet comfortable fit.
Exceptionally clear, distortion free Catagory 3 brown polarized 6 base curve polycarbonate lenses eliminate glare off the water, sharpen details and let you see the puffs better. Double injected polycarbonate lens absorbs 99% of UV rays and exceeds Mill Spec 105 for impact resistance. Laser etched Ocean Racing logo.
Every pair includes a microfiber cleaning cloth drawstring pouch and crush proof case.
Sail Magazine calls them 'Stress Free Shades' http://www.sailmagazine.com/gear-apparel-accessories/stress-free-shades
Posted by gordon donald on 12th Sep 2017
amazingly light weight sunglass offering performance rivaling products 4-5 times the price.
Posted by Visnja Popovic on 24th Feb 2017
These glasses are very finely shaped to block glare from all angles around the eye socket. The only reason I gave them 4 stars is because my eyelashes touch the lenses so I have to slide them a fraction if an inch down.
The lense color is beautiful and clear and the frame is light. The nose pads are cleverly textured to minimize slippage, and are comfortable.
The look is very sporty with no frills and has no distinguishing markings or details that I noticed.
Very slim frames add to the light weight.
Posted by Patrick Long on 6th Aug 2015
I sail...a lot. When I am not with my family or working, I am sailing. When I am not sailing I am maintaining my sailboat and socializing with fellow sailors. I also sail small boats.
The result is that I am on and around the water a great deal and with it the glare of the sun. With fair skin and light colored eyes, I don't go out - ever - without sun screen or my Maui Jims.
I discovered Maui Jims while sailing out of Simpson Bay, St. Maarten. I was using Ray-Bans and my eyes were suffering. I went through every pair of glasses on the island until I found Maui Jims. My eyes were finally safe, happy.
Over the years, I've worn and lost Maui Jims in various places around the world. Each time a sting of loss because I value them and because of their replacement cost. Fellow sailors, picking up on my devotion, eventually became acolytes of MJs themselves. Finally, after my last loss in a squall, I looked for an alternative.
I can't believe that Ocean Racing exists.
Being transparent, I resignedly thought I would give them a try, pre-disposed to being ready to toss them into the back of the navigation locker when they failed to measure up. They are not there - but have been worn by me every day since I got them.
My first thought upon opening them was, "not bad" but the real test came while sailing and the ultimate compliment to be paid for shades - I asked my crew, "have you seen my shades?" They all laughed - yep - I was wearing them and didn't notice.
I only wear bronze/copper color, rimless, lightweight glasses with superior lens technology. This allows me a full field of vision and leaves intact full peripheral sight, something I consider indispensable when sailing. I am able to detect changes in water, wave and sky - which has kept me and my family and friends safe many times. Unimpeded vision speaks for itself when that extra split second of visual ability saves you from a swinging boom or a broaching competitor. I wear shades even on cloudy days - your eyes function better with them. The only company that so far delivered this combo was MJ - and I was happy to pay their price, that is, until I found OR.
Not only are the ORs a match for MJ's but I think that they are lighter, even more comfortable.
Hard to believe that OR can deliver this level of competency, excellence for a super realistic price. I'd dive after MJs because of their price, now I'll dive after OR's because they are a part of me.
I don't care about looks - just performance - I am damned lucky that ORs look so good that other sailors ask me - "hey, what are you wearing?" My answer, "the best shades made, ever."
Posted by Harlan Hogan on 26th May 2015
I like these as much as their much more expensive cousins - The Maui Jim's. Just as comfortable and actually seem sturdier.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Mar 2015
I love my new glasses, ordering a second pair, one for the car and one for the boat. The visiability is great along with the comfort.
Posted by Unknown on 29th Jul 2014
Great fit, finish and optics. I virtually live in sunglasses outdoors because I have had corneal lens implants and they do not resolve bright light well - thus I need great glare resistance and these have them. I plan on buying more!