RCS Review: Costa Pescadors

It’s hard to argue that Costas are the best outdoor sunglasses on the planet.  Their lens technology is second to none, and they actually stand by their product.  I’ve sent a few pairs back for random repairs over the years, and they have always gone above and beyond to ensure a great experience.

After being on the coast, as well as at the lake(s) a few times this year, the blue, green, and sliver lenses are STILL everywhere.  I’ve got a few pairs of Costas – two Saltbreaks and a pair of older Carrera style in the plastic frames, and a pair of silver aviators.  I like how all of their styles cover about 90% of sunglasses-required situations.  I’m not a Costa-exclusive guy all the time, but it’s nice to know that I have options.

They recently released their Untangled Collection, a line of sunglasses in partnership with Bureo that are made of recycled fishing nets intended to help keep our oceans clean.  There are four styles, all in what I’d call an ‘active wayfarer’ look.  As any Costa wearer knows, their glasses come in different sizes, and the Untangled Collection has an option in each size.  Each style offers multiple polarized lens options, too.

For those of us with large heads, we are lucky to have the Pescador as our option.  Costa was nice enough to send me a pair to check out.  These glasses have a really cool style.  The plastic frames have a cool grayish look, almost as if it’s been aged.  They are a little more flexible than what you normally expect from Costa, but not in an un-sturdy way; maybe a little more relaxed.

The lenses are exactly what you’ve come to expect from Costa: the polarized glass that has put them on the map.  They actually make outdoor activities more enjoyable.  Seeing the fish, or watching the current below the water glare is a de facto advantage.

So far, I’m really enjoying these Pescadors.  They are a nice break from the traditional sporty Costa look, while still maintaining the level of lens excellence.  I added these silicone Chums to keep them in place.  I’ve broken these sunglasses down down at the beach, fished in them for a couple rounds, and they checked all the boxes.  It’s great to use a pair of glasses that serve a greater purpose than just blocking UV rays.  Well done, Costa.


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