Aloha! Maui Jim’s latest sunglass range hits South African shores

Posted on 22 November 2022 By Anita Froneman

Summer in South Africa has a few things in common with summer in Maui, an island in Hawaii. For one, sunshine abounds. Then, there are the picture-perfect beaches and the laid-back lifestyle mixed with a strong sense of adventure.

Maui Jim's latest sunglass range hits South African shores

A true adventurer needs the right gear, and that includes sunglasses. Whether you’re heading off into the mountains, the bushveld or to the beach for the holidays, you’ll surely be spending time in the sun.

And, with a range of brand new styles, it’s easy to look good while living the good life. Plus, protecting your eyes is a no-brainer. All beautifully designed Maui Jim sunglasses feature their patented PolarizedPlus2® lens technology, which wipes out 99.9% of the harsh glare, and blocks 100% of the harmful UV rays.

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In addition to this, all Maui Jim sunglasses have been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin. They’re also the only premium sunglasses brand with the Skin Cancer Foundation’s seal of approval across their entire range.

My personal pair is called Upside Down Falls, inspired by the Waipuhia Falls in Oahu which are famous for looking like the water is “flowing” upwards instead of down. This is thanks to strong northeasterly winds which blow the water upward. Not only do I love these sunglasses for their very cool name, but the SuperThin Glass used is thinner and lighter than standard glass. This means I barely notice I’m wearing sunglasses most of the time – though other people definitely do! (Keep the compliments coming).

As someone who spends absolutely as much time as possible outdoors, the crispy clear SuperThin glass is a must. Because I wear them as soon as I set foot out of the house, I don’t want anything that might hamper my views. Not in the magnificent places I’m going. I need to see it all perfectly – in the boldest and brightest colours imaginable.

They’re quite scratch-resistant too, so beach days are safe (though I’ll take good care not to let sand come near these glasses on my watch). But life happens and when that gnarly southeaster blows and a few grains bounce off, you know you have a helping hand in keeping your lenses safe and your view crisp and clear.

I also chose this pair very specifically not only because the frame is absolutely stunning, it’s also comfortable. The temples hug my face just tight enough to stay perfectly as I go about the grand adventure we call life – hiking, climbing, paddling or kayaking.

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What’s under the Christmas tree? Your gift problems are sorted.

Go for my fave – Upside Down Falls – or check out other new arrivals which include the LokelaniPoolsidePakalana, and Two Steps ranges for women, as well as the ManuMoon Doggy, and Pu’u Kukui ranges for men. It’s good to know that 90% of the sunglass range is available in prescription for both single and progressive scripts.

The brand also processes all its prescriptions at its own state-of-the-art labs in either the USA or Germany. Maui Jim prescription PolarizedPlus2® sunglasses are digitally processed and offer enviable edge-to-edge clarity.

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