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Costa Introduces New No-Slip Sunglasses for Anglers

Posted on January 22 2008

Costa Del Mar has two new styles of sunglasses coming out in February, both using their patented Hydrolite material lining the inside of the frames. We’ve seen a picture of the Permit model lenses, and they feature some interesting venting in the frame behind the lenses. Both the Permit and Blackfin lenses are “large eye frame” designs, a style Costa seems to be using in more and more of their lenses these days.
Read the extended entry for the full press release.

Costa Del Mar® Re-defines Sunglass Performance Technology with Blackfin and Permit
Proprietary co-injected Hydrolite® Lining Provides a No-Slip Comfort Fit
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 18, 2008, Costa Del Mar®, the company that changed the way people see the world outdoors, kicks its sunglass performance technology into even higher gear with two new co-injected models, Blackfin and Permit.
Perhaps the most unique part about both Blackfin and Permit is Costa Del Mar’s signature co-injected Hydrolite® rubberized composite compound found lining the sunglasses from one temple tip to the other, as well as the nose pads. The hypoallergenic, lightweight material is naturally adhesive, giving the sunglasses superior fit and grip properties, no matter how extreme the wearer’s adventure becomes.
Besides the no-slip, comfort fit Hydrolite lining, Blackfin and Permit feature a more aggressive, contemporary large eye frame shape. Each touts flexible stainless steel integral hinges and wire core designed to fit the consumer perfectly, providing comfort and stability all day, every day. Permit, similar to Costa Del Mar’s Fathom sunglasses, offers innovative side venting in the frame.
Both Blackfin and Permit are available in nylon frame colors shiny tortoise, matte black and gunmetal, and come in the full array of Costa Del Mar’s 100 percent polarized CR-39 and glass lens technology, including COSTA 400 and the patented 580 mirror and non-mirror options.
“Blackfin and Permit are serious performance sunglasses for today’s extreme adventurers,” said Chas MacDonald, president of Costa Del Mar sunglasses. “Whether you’re skiing black diamonds, shredding waves or catching the big one, Blackfin and Permit have built-in enhancements, like the Hydrolite lining, to let the wearer experience the adventure in a whole new way – and look great while doing it.”
The new sunglasses join other co-injected perennial best sellers from Costa Del Mar, including Fathom, Brine, Stringer, and the new ‘birds of prey’ line featuring Man-o’-War. Available in February, Blackfin and Permit will retail from between $139 to $239.
About Costa Del Mar
As the leading manufacturer of premium polarized performance sunglasses, Costa Del Mar offers superior lens technology, unparalleled fit and durability, and a lifetime warranty on all of its products. Still handcrafted today in Florida, Costa Del Mar creates the highest quality, best performing sunglasses for outdoor enthusiasts.
Honoring its heritage on the water, Costa Del Mar supports and sponsors a number of marine conservation initiatives and educational programs. The company was founded on protecting the marine environment worldwide and educating others to understand the importance of conservation. Costa Del Mar also sponsors a number of epic outdoor adventures around the world, encouraging others to see what’s out there.
For more information, contact 1-800-447-3700 or visit the company’s Web site at, or check out Costa Del Mar’s original adventure programming at Costa Channel C,

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