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Shade Station - New Trade Member Provides Polarised Sunglasses Offer for Members

03.10.14

Shadestation offer

Shade Station is a UK-based performance eyewear specialist. For over a decade, they’ve provided polarised lenses and durable frames for keen anglers, water-sport enthusiasts and casual fishers alike. They provide eyewear with the latest polarisation and light filtering technology, from Oakley, Polaroid, Ray-Ban, Dirty Dog and many more and they now offer a 10% discount to Angling Trust members. Prescription glasses also available. We recently took a pair of Oakley Crosslink polarised sunglasses out on the water to give them a go.

As a prescription glasses wearer I was keen to check the quality of the Oakley lenses over my current high-street version. The Crosslink glasses are the prescription-specific version of the Chainlink sunglasses, and have a lot of the same features; for example, the coating around the arms is Oakley's Unobtainium coating that gets stickier with perspiration ensuring they do not slide off. They’re also made with their high impact resistant O Matter frame too. Importantly for us anglers, the vast majority of Oakley sunglasses use Plutonite lenses which are 100% UV, UVA and UVB protected.

The frame was comfortable and the side arms are straight rather than curved over your ears but certainly gripped well and I was in no fear of them dropping off as I looked down. They also came fitted with a pair of black arms to match the frame and an extra pair of reddish brown arms to jazz them up a little if you so wish. Other colour options are available too. A nice touch. 

Oakley sunglasses
Trying out the Oakley Crosslinks down at the beach after bass

In use the polarisation combined with the extra Crizal sun coating added certainly reduced glare and I didn't even notice I was wearing them really after a while. I took them down the beach for a wading session after bass. The water conditions weren't as clear as I had hoped on the day but still I compared the Oakley's to my high street polarised sunglasses (which I had always thought were okay) and was pleased to find they definitely were an improvement, allowing me to make out more definition of objects underwater and with a much better reduction in surface glare. The other main thing I noticed is that with the high street glasses I quite often find I have to tilt my head slightly to find the perfect polarisation angle to maximise my view underwater - an irritation I had got used to I guess. Wearing the Oakley's however proved this was no longer necessary, again a very welcome benefit. For my fellow prescription glasses wearers out there I should also mention my prescription was perfect giving me 100% clear vision all round.

You probably won't be surprised to hear therefore that the Crosslinks have now become my main fishing sunglasses and yes, I even switched the side arms for my next trip!

Member's 10% discount offer
You can find all the details of the Shade Station members offer and how to apply on our member benefits page HERE.

 

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