See Clearly on the Water with Costa Reefton Pro Sunglasses

I like my eyes, so I like to keep them protected. That’s why I wear sunglasses when I’m outside (I’ve got a pair in my bag, in my car, and on the entryway table). But not just any sunglasses. Because I’m on the water a lot, I prefer sunglasses with polarized lenses.


The classic Reefton frame isn’t a new one for sunglass brand, Costa, but it’s recently been upgraded to include Costa’s Pro-series features.


Sweat channels and eyewire drains are built into frame details, side shields and hooding details are designed to keep light and heat out, ventilated nose pads are adjustable for a customized fit, and improved Hydrolite adds comfort while keeping frames in front of your eyes and on your face.


One of the things I especially like about this frame is that it wraps just right and blocks light leakage from the sides. Often, with similar frames, that results in fogging, but not so with the Reefton Pro.


This frame is made of bio-based resin, from the seeds of the castor plant that have been processed into castor oil. The use of bio-resin vs. petroleum offers a reduction in emissions and overall carbon footprint. The premium polarized 580 lenses absorb 100% of UV light and filter reflective glare, providing essential light management and protection. The lenses also have C-Wall coating that provides extra scratch resistance and a barrier that repels water, oil, and sweat for easy cleaning.


The Reefton Pro model comes in matte gray, matte midnight blue, and matte black frames. Lens options include blue mirror polarized glass, copper silver mirror polarized glass, gray polarized glass, gray silver mirror polarized glass, green mirror polarized glass, and sunrise silver mirror polarized glass. Prices range from $264-$284 on the Costa site.


Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.

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