The sunglasses are made from beta titanium, and have a generous eye size of 65 mm and an 8-base curvature
Maui Jim has launched a new sunglass that allows wearers to strut their stuff thanks to an ultra-light design – Frigate. The sunglasses provide solid protection against the summer glare and UV radiation.
Named after a seabird, Maui Jim’s latest offering is a new rimless style for men and women that makes a polished eyewear statement as a result of its simplicity and superior engineering.
Just as frigate birds are known for the beauty of their long wingspans, Maui Jim’s new Frigate sunglasses offer a sleek stretch across wider faces. With a generous eye size of 65 mm and an 8-base curvature, these PolarizedPlus2 sunglasses wrap the eyes in protection to eliminate glare, make colours pop and bring the world around to life. The lenses offer the added protection of bi-gradient mirrors.
The rugged and lightweight frame material makes Frigate one of the most comfortable eyewear models. Frigate would work well for people with a sporty and cool style. Its disc hinge allows for Frigate’s thin temples to fit perfectly around the face, giving the wearer the highest performing optics available.
Unique to the beta-titanium design are uber-thin nose bridges and colourful, rubber-sheathed temples with distinctive disk hinges that make this style stand out from ordinary metal frames. Comfort is further extended by the rubber-padded, adjustable nose bridges for the longest days in the sun. Beta titanium is an alloy of several metals. It is made up of titanium, vanadium, and aluminium. It is lightweight, nickel free, hypoallergenic, comfortable, durable, and flexible.
The MauiPure™ lenses are the world’s clearest non-glass lenses that are also scratch- and impact-resistant. The lenses have waterproof and oleophobic coatings to shed water and repel grease and smudges. All Maui Jim lenses are distinguished by the company’s patented nine-layer PolarizedPlus2® technology that cuts 100 per cent of UV rays and 99.9 per cent of glare from above, below and behind each lens.
Maui Jim is the only company to use three rare earth elements and other treatments to white-balance its lenses, resulting in true colour vibrancy. PolarizedPlus2 technology also increases definition and depth perception.
All Maui Jim sunglasses have been recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin. Proper UV protection is critical, as ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun plays a significant role in the development of skin cancer. About 86 per cent of melanomas and 90 per cent of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to the sun’s UV rays.
This design is available in three colour combinations: Dark Gunmetal with Smoke Sleeve frame with Maui HT lenses; Gloss Dark Brown with HCL bronze; Gunmetal Blue with Neutral Grey.