Costa Rinconcito – Lightweight, High-Performance Style

I have been wearing Costa Sunglasses for years and am a huge fan of their technical lenses and innovative frame material.  The Rinconcito is my favorite Costa’s of all time.  Costa sent these to me for our recent trip to Costa Rica.  There wasn’t a day there that I didn’t wear them
Because I have a smaller face I often struggle to find technical sunglasses frames that fit my face properly.  According to my wife, the Rinconcito’s are the first frames that properly fit my face.  I have the Matte Atlantic Blue frames and absolutely love the slightly translucent frames.  The rake of the arms keeps them on my face and the additional C-Line Adjustable Retainer let them stay on even on a mile-long zip line and some very amateur surfing adventures.

The Basics

The Rinconcito Sunglasses are a lightweight, performance-oriented model perfect for a variety of outdoor activities. The sunglasses come in a standard single-lens design, but there are also a variety of lens options available for people looking for a specific style. The frames are made from a lightweight yet durable composite material called Fibrillated Polypropylene (FPP). The glasses have a good, comfortable fit with some flexibility thanks to the wide hinges and the adjustable nose pads. The arms on the glasses have a slightly rubberized texture to improve grip and keep the glasses from sliding around on your face. The glasses have an Anti-Reflective coating on both the lenses and the inside of the lenses to reduce glare caused by light reflecting inside the lenses. The Rinconcito sunglasses have good protection against both UV-A and UV-B rays.

Design and Aesthetic

As the name implies, the Rinconcito Sunglasses are a smaller and more streamlined version of other Costa models. The lenses on the Rinconcito are a little bit wider than on some other models, but they are also a couple of millimeters shorter. The shorter length on these new glasses makes them look a bit more modern and stylish than other models. The Rinconcito has a more subtle design than many models in Costa’s lineup, with a slightly smaller logo on the sides of the frames. The arms on the glasses are also a bit thinner than on some other models, giving them a more refined look. The Rinconcito features a soft, matte finish on the frames. The color options available for the Rinconcito include a tonal black frame with red trim and grey lenses, a tonal brown frame with green trim and grey lenses, and a tonal grey frame with blue trim and grey lenses. The Rinconcito has a good fit, with a medium-width frame and a decent amount of coverage.

Different lens options

The Rinconcito Sunglasses come standard with a single grey lens. However, you can also purchase the glasses with one of three different lens options. The first is a dark grey lens, which is a good choice for outdoor activities like running, hiking, and climbing where you need protection from both UV-A and UV-B rays. The second option is a “smoke grey” lens that is a bit darker than the standard grey lens but not as dark as the dark grey lens. The smoke lens is a good all-around alternative for various outdoor activities. The third option is a blue lens, which is ideal for low-light situations and cloudy days. The blue lens is a good choice for activities like fishing and hunting where you need to protect your eyes from glare in the water or bright sun.

Features and benefits of the Costa Rinconcito Sunglasses

The Rinconcito Sunglasses have a good combination of features that make them suitable for a wide range of outdoor activities. The glasses are lightweight and comfortable, with a wider frame than many other Costa models. The Rinconcito is also well-built with a durable frame and high-quality lenses. The Rinconcito has a good level of UV protection, and the glasses also feature anti-reflective coating on the lenses and the inside of the lenses, which is useful for both outdoor and indoor use. The Rinconcito has a good fit for most people and a decent level of adjustability. The glasses have a good level of coverage, with a larger frame than on some other Costa models. The Rinconcito also has a good level of protection against impact, making them a good choice for sports like running and cycling. The Rinconcito also has a good amount of airflow to help prevent fogging. The sunglasses feature a hydrophilic nose pad, which keeps moisture from building up on the glasses. Overall, the Rinconcito is a good option for people looking for a lightweight, comfortable pair of sunglasses for outdoor activities.

Pros

The Costa Rinconcito Sunglasses have a good combination of features that make them suitable for a wide range of outdoor activities. The glasses are lightweight and comfortable, with a wider frame than many other Costa models. The Rinconcito also has a good level of UV protection and a good level of impact protection. The glasses also have a good amount of airflow to prevent fogging and a hydrophilic nose pad to keep sweat from building up. The glasses have a good level of coverage, with a larger frame than many other single-lens models. The glasses also have a good level of adjustability, with an adjustable nose pad and a decent amount of frame flex. The Rinconcito comes standard with a grey lens, but the glasses also have three different lens options available. The glasses are available at an affordable price and come with a one-year warranty.

Cons

As with any product, the Rinconcito Sunglasses are not perfect. First, while the frame is wider than many other Costa models, it is narrower than some of the brand’s larger, more expansive models designed for high-impact activities. This means that the Rinconcito may not be the best choice for people who need high-impact protection. The Rinconcito also has a slightly lower level of UV protection than some other Costa models, making them a good choice for cloudy days but not the best for very sunny conditions. The Rinconcito also does not have a particularly stylish look, making them a good choice for active outdoor sports but not ideal for more formal occasions. Finally, the Rinconcito is available only with a single lens and does not have any interchangeable parts.

Final Words

All in all, the Costa Rinconcito Sunglasses are a good option for people looking for a lightweight, comfortable pair of sunglasses for outdoor activities. The glasses have a good combination of features that make them suitable for a wide range of outdoor activities and a good level of adjustability. The Rinconcito comes in a standard single-lens design, but there are also a variety of lens options available for people looking for a specific style. The Rinconcito is an affordable option with a good level of quality and a one-year warranty.
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Chris Guill

Having spent most of his adult life traveling for business Chris is obsessed with the latest business and travel gear. He lives in Boise with his wife and 2 boys.

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