Gill sunglasses are floatable, so if you drop them, all is not lost.
They feature hydrophobic and eleophobic coatings to repel and shed
water, salt residue and oils. The lenses provide UV protection and 100%
glare free polarised lenses specifically designed for use on the water.
Glare Free Vision
- Polarized lenses block the glare produced by light reflecting off the
water or bright deck surfaces. This reflected light creates a
distracting haze which can be a real issure when you're looking for
marker buoys or checking sail trim. Polaroid's polarizing lenses are
made up of a number of functional elements ultra-carefully bonded
together to achieve a high-performance optical product: The main element
of the sandwich lens construction is the polarizing light filter in the
centre. Laminated to both sides of the filter are UV light absorbers.
Optically corrected, shatter-resistant cushion elements are laminated to
both side of the UV absorbers, followed by a unique scratchproof
coating applied to the outer surfaces.
- Filter category 3 lenses allowing 8-18% light transmission and are
useful in bright sunlight, driving and general purpose wear.
100% UV400 - UV light absorbers which block 100% of harmful UVA, UVB and UVC radiation
Reduced Eye Fatique
- A quality optical lens is used to prevent vision distortion as
cheaper lenses bend and misdirect light so that sizes, shaped and even
distances can become distorted - leading to eye strain as you're forced
to compensate. Our 'optically perfect' lenses are the result of a unique
manufacturing process that fine-tunes the lens for clearer, truer
vision. As a result, they comply with European Class 1 Optics Standards.
- For everyday use in sunny conditions we'd recommend a Dark Smoke
colour ar they block more bright light and don't distort colours. The
other lens colour offered is Copper which is great for everyday use but
has the added benefit of filtering blue light and therefore enhancing
reds and greens - useful for sighting buoys against water and bright
blue skies. The Copper lens is also great for being able to still see
patches of breeze on the water even when its overcast.
Designed for life on the water, all Gill sunglasses float. To achieve
this, we select lightweight materials but also mould our frames to
accommodate closed-cell floatation pods. Our Edge and Speed styles go
one step further and contain sealed air-chambers within the frame
Hydrophobic - Hydrophobic outer coating sheds water and reduces salt residue for clear vision.
- Oleophobic technology applied to the inside face repels fingerprints,
sun lotion and skin oils. This is the same technology found on
touch-screen devices to reduce finger marks.