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Hello, Hoven! 6 Things We Love About Hoven Sunglasses

Born in San Diego in 2002, Hoven Vision lives and breathes West Coast action sports, and they deliver sunglasses that appeal to professionals and amateurs alike. Hoven strives to reach people with a true passion for what they do and how they live.

Hoven visionaries know who they are and what they want: We are Hoven.  Passionate. Independent. Legitimate. Wherever you are, whatever you’re into, and whatever the weather, we’ve got the eyewear.

Photos: Hoven Vision & Niall Morga @shorebreakimagery


:: Here are 6 Things We Love About Hoven Sunglasses ::



1 :: These Shades are Innovative & Badass.  And, THEY FLOAT!

Hoven’s innovative Argonaut Series sunglasses feature a complete wraparound design with their patented CliC Magnetic Technology for a legitimately secure and comfortable fit on the water. Oh, and they float! Yes, that’s right; they float, as in you drop your favorite pair of shades into the water, and they will be waiting for you, bobbing on the surface. Check it out:

Video: Hovenvision.com


2 :: Hoven Keeps it Real

When we asked our Hoven sales and marketing rep for some promo photos, he sent us quite a few, and most of them were of real people having real fun in real situations. They aren’t kidding when they say that Hoven Vision isn’t just a sunglasses company; it’s a lifestyle.  

Photos: Hoven Vision

We’re also incredibly impressed with Hoven’s customer service and responsiveness. When we ask their team a question or place an order, they respond quickly, and time doesn’t seem to matter; our latest response came on a Sunday morning, which was completely unexpected and totally awesome.  


3 :: Hoven Provides Options. We Like Options

Hoven makes their sunglasses for professionals and amateurs alike.  With different options and price points, you can get a pair of shades that will keep up with whatever adventure you have planned, no matter the intensity, no matter the speed.  All Hoven sunglasses are constructed of quality materials, and most are polarized.

Ever wonder what makes polarized sunglasses polarized?  CLICK HERE to find out!


4 :: The Hoven Lifestyle is Worth Living

We’ll let more pictures speak for themselves:

Photos: Hoven Vision

 5 :: Hoven is Inclusive & Authentic

Hoven expresses their inclusive and authentic attitude best in their mission statement: Hoven has an agenda to connect broad audiences, from surf and skate to bikers and fishermen. Those who identify with an attitude rather than a sport and strive to represent a way of life in a way that reflects legitimacy and the ultimate authenticity.


6 :: Hoven Sunglasses Look & Feel Good

Photos: Hoven Vision @HovenVision

I’m obsessed with my Hoven Big Risky sunglasses, and so is everyone else. These shades grab serious attention. With my Big Risky sunglasses, the compliments come not only because the shades make a bold statement but also because they’re clearly made with consideration and skill. Whenever someone comments on my Big Riskys, I take them off and let the admirer hold them. They are handcrafted and made of quality materials, and you can immediately tell.  Any pair of sunglasses that make me look and feel good while also keeping up with  my active lifestyle is a keeper, and my Hoven sunglasses are my new favorites.

Photos: NativeSlope.com @NativeSlope

 

 


Cover & Ad Images: Hoven Vision
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10 Things We Dig About Tifosi Sunglasses

These are in no particular order. Like Tifosi sunglasses, this post is lightweight, simple, and authentic.

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Tifosi is an Italian word that means “enthusiast” or “superfan”, which is just awesome. Who doesn’t love being extremely excited about something in Italian?

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Most models have vented lenses for increased airflow and reduced fogging. Airflow is essential, and fog is a drag. 

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Tifosi does not offer direct sales; they exclusively support their retailers, big and small. AND, they are willing to work with online retailers who don’t waste time and resources on brick and mortar stores. Thank you for meeting us in the 21st century, Tifosi!

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Tifosi’s lenses are scratch-resistant and shatterproof.

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The ear pieces are adjustable for custom comfort and performance.

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Oh, and the nose pieces are adjustable too. Sweet.

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All lenses are optically decentered to eliminate distortion and prevent unwanted magnification. Science.

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Tifosi was founded by Joe and Elizabeth Earley who saw a need in the eyewear industry and made their vision a reality. Mad props for putting an idea into action.

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Tifoi’s mission is to provide innovative and technologically advanced performance eyewear at prices that won’t break the bank.  That’s pretty much what we’re all about.

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Not only does Tifosi offer models that appeal to cyclists, runners, and golfers, but they also offer models that just look good. Yeah, we might be suckers for a little fashion now and then.

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The Best Looking Sport Sunglasses for Women

Let’s face it; most sport sunglasses look pretty lame.  Many manufacturers fall into the same rut of boring wrap designs, basic colors, and small, lifeless frames. Yawn.  

If you’re looking for a great pair of performance shades that also look freakin’ adorable, then you’ve come to the right place.  Check out our favorite sunglasses manufacturers that deliver sunglasses that are built for performance and designed to turn heads.

Native Eyewear Polarized Sunglasses

Yeah, sure, we’re a bit biased here considering Native’s name and the fact that they’re based in Colorado.  We wouldn’t suggest them, though, if they didn’t also make some great looking sunglasses that are made to keep up with an active lifestyle.

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Native Eyewear Solo Sunglasses | Sahara Snow White | Polarized Copper Reflex

 

Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses

Talk about style and performance in one incredible package.  With innovative technology and superior craftsmanship, Kaenon shades are well worth the investment.  Not only do they hold up to the toughest of challenges, but they also look great, and many models will easily take you from the trail or waves to a patio happy hour or front porch brunch.

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Kaenon Polarized Madison Sunglasses | Black Frame | G12 Grey Lenses

 

Costa Del Mar Polarized Sunglasses

Designed for those who love the water, Costa sunglasses have particularly attractive designs that come in some head-turning cuts and colors. Like Native Eyewear and Kaenon, all of Costa’s sunglasses are polarized.  Costa also backs their sunglasses for life. Whether you’re crushing some waves or chilling at your cute neighbor’s backyard bbq, you’re going to look and feel good in a pair of Costas.

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Costa Del Mar Polarized Prop Sunglasses | Matte Caribbean Frame | Fade Blue Mirror Lenses
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Costa Del Mar Polarized Coba Sunglasses | Semi-Rimless Tortoise Frame | 580OP Silver Mirror

 

Oakley Sunglasses

A crowd-pleaser for decades, Oakley knows how to deliver fashion-forward designs without compromising quality and performance. Always changing, always creating, and always offering a wide range of styles and price-points, a gal can never go wrong in a pair of Oakleys.  

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Oakley Frogskins LX Sunglasses | Tortoise Green Frame | Dark Grey Lenses

 

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Backed for Life: Costa Del Mar Sunglasses Warranty

Every pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.  If your Costas are damaged due to  defective materials or craftsmanship, then Costa will replace or repair them.  It’s pretty much that simple and that awesome.

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Costa Del Mar directly handles all warranty claims and makes all repairs by hand. Photo: Costa Del Mar

Costa charges an $11.95 fee for all claims, and the process is easy and worth it. Costa does not require a receipt, and they make all repairs by hand.  They even back limited edition shades.  If they cannot repair a limited edition pair of sunglasses, and they no longer carry the model, then they will send you a comparable pair.

To send your Costa sunglasses for repairs, simply fill out an online request form, print the shipping label, and send your Costas to the shop. Costa will get back to you with repair options.  We tried it, and it was simple and fast.

Because Costa hand cuts all of their lenses in Florida, they take them very seriously, so if you replace your lenses with non-Costa lenses, then you’re not only incredibly silly, but you’ve also voided the warranty. Oops.

Need a new pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses but don’t qualify for the warranty?  No problem.  Here are some of our favorite Costa Del Mar sunglasses:

 

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Costa Del Mar Coba Sunglasses – Tortoise Frame Polarized Silver Mirror Lenses :: NativeSlope.com

 

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Costa Del Mar Seadrift Sunglasses – Silver Frame Polarized Blue Mirror Lenses :: NaiveSlope.com

 

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Costa Del Mar Prop Sunglasses – Black & White Frame – Polarized Gray Lenses :: NativeSlope.com

CLICK HERE for more information from Costa Del Mar about their warranty and repair policies.

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