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Hobie for Boaters

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For those of us who spend most of the day on or around the water, a great pair of sunglasses is not just a fashionable accessory, but a necessity. Not only are we often in direct sunlight, but we're also susceptible to the sunlight that bounces off highly reflective surfaces like water, sand, and pavement, can be an especially dangerous source of UV radiation. That UV radiation increases your odds of getting cataracts, which cloud the eye’s lens and lead to diminished eyesight. It has also been linked to macular degeneration, a treatable, but incurable disease of the macula, a part of the retina that is essential for sharp vision.


To help protect our eyes, this season Hobie has create the Manta, a new pair of sunglasses which offers maximum protection in an extremely stylish frame. The Manta is designed for the passionate waterman who loves deep-sea fishing with the morning sunrise, downwind SUPing in the afternoon glare, or just cruising around the lake with your best friend. Manta features a sleek, large fit, minimal frame with an un-entrapped lens design that offers a completely unobstructed range of vision. Manta includes our Hydro Infinity polarized lenses, with 360 degrees of protection against water, sweat and sunscreen wrapped around each lens. Also included is the fully adjustable, integrated, and removable Hydro retainer system, keeping you connected to your Hobies and hands free at all times.

The lens come in the following colors:

Sightmaster: Designed for serious sight fishing
Cobalt Blue Mirror: Perfect for varying light conditions and extreme outdoor activities
Grey: Recommended for everyday use in moderate to bright conditions, where minimal contrast enhancement is necessary
Copper: Perfect for activities like freshwater fishing, sailing, and driving
Copper w/Green Mirror: Recommended for everyday use but especially useful for conditions with varying lightened environment and overcast days

Florida By Water has personally tested the Hobie Manta with the grey lenses. To date, this has become one of our must-have recommendations for boaters. Not only will you look great, you'll also have clear vision and maximum eye protection. We give it five stars!

For more information go to http://www.hobiepolarized.com/shop/manta.html