Now is the time to embrace outdoor travel and backyard adventures, and if your backyard includes water, you’ll want the right sunglasses to rise to the challenges of 2020. I checked out Costa’s Waterwoman 2 sunnies during late summer kayaking and paddleboarding adventures, and here’s what I found.

Costa’s Waterwoman 2 sunglasses sport a large frame that’s still snug fitting. If you have a full face but still find that sunglasses slip down your face, these are for you. They look great on people with larger or fuller faces without slippage, thanks to angled temples. And if you have a narrow or small face and like the look of large lenses, you can wear these without having them fall off! If you prefer a large instead of x-large size, go with the original Waterwoman.

Costa Waterwoman 2

The polarized lenses are ideal for outdoor adventure on the water (or on the snow) and the design marries style with function with a fun yet sporty look. You get great clarity with these with full coverage on your face (that means less sunscreen needs to be applied!).

Fit can be subjective, so check out this page on the Costa website to see the exact specs and frame sizing:

I stand by my belief that these glasses are best for a wide or regular face, but as noted, that’s up to you! Also good news: you can customize these sunglasses with prescription lenses through a Costa prescription sunglasses dealer, and you can choose between varies lens colors. Costa recommends gray, gray silver mirror, copper, or copper silver mirror for regular every day use. Go with the blue lens for on the water use.

The glass (not plastic) lenses feature encapsulated mirrors (between the layers of glass) that are scratch proof and 20 percent thinner and 22 percent lighter than average polarized glass. Pick up a pair for $189 on the Costa site, and choose between frame and lens colors galore!

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