Typhoon Water Shades Tech Specs:
- PC polarized lenses by ZEISS
- ZEISS Tri-Pel coating: hydrophobic, oleophobic, scratch resistant
- TR90 frame, extremely flexible, light-weight and durable
- Vortex vent system to prevent fogging and reduce heat
- 8 base curve radius lenses for excellent peripheral vision
- BOMBPROOF leash & retainer system preventing loss 100%
- 100% UV protection
- Typhoon Water Shades
- Clip-on safety leash
- Silicone rubber retainer necklace
- Heavy duty case
- Microfiber cleaning bag
What We Like:
We have been looking for a good quality surf shade for a long time. Most of them are cheap plastic shades with cheap plastic lenses. Once you have had the luxury of enjoying sunny days behind a high quality pair of shades it is hard to hit the water with total junk lenses. The lenses on the Typhoon are the highest quality polarized Zeiss lenses which have a hydrophobic coating. On both sides of the frame there are vents to keep the glasses from fogging up as well.
The frames are top quality materials, screws and hinges with soft rubberized nose bridge, brow and ear pieces. There is a tie down strap that will keep them on your head even in a double over head wipe out. We took some heavy beatings in big surf, and we could not shake the Typhoons loose.
During our six month test phase, we put the Typhoons on a variety of different people that were taking kiteboarding lessons. Both men and women came back with rave reviews about the fit, feel, visibility and comfort of these glasses.
The Typhoon comes complete with the glasses, tie dow straps, hard case, additional anti-fog solutions and cleaning cloth.
There are two lenses that you can get with the Typhoon. The Bronze lens is best suited for medium to low light settings or for those that want to have a brighter view. The Gun Blue lens is a grey lens with a blue mirror finish. These are best suited for bright sun conditions.
The lenses are highly impact resistant poly carbonate. That means if you smash yourself in the eye with the kite bar or the reef, these lenses will take the beating and not shatter. They are very scratch resistant as well.
Lip has figured out a way to guarantee you don't loose your water glasses. Their glasses retainer uses a sturdy lock on attachment piece and the retailer strap will not stretch or give when it is wet. This retainer strap attaches to a silicon hoop that you wear around your neck. Some people don't like to wear the silicon hoop because it is one more thing to have to fuss with. If you want to be 100% sure to keep you glasses from flying off, use the retainer strap and the extra silicon hoop.
Why You Want The Lip Typhoon Surf Shades:
We have been searching for really high quality water shades for a lot of years. We were stoked when we found the Typhoon. As with all products we put in the shop, we get them and beat the crap out of them for six months. We tested them in the REAL Lesson Center on students and coaches and with our REAL Team. All reviews were super positive and everyone loved the quality lenses and make of this product. We put them through the ringer so you can have confidence investing in a top quality product and getting what you pay for.
The Lip Typhoon Sunglasses are the highest quality water sunglasses on the market. They stay on during heavy beatings in the surf or behind the kite.
-PC polarized lenses by ZEISS Vision
-ZEISS Tri-Pel coating: hydrophobic, water-repellent, anti-static, and easy-to-clean
-TR90 frame, extremely flexible, light-weight and durable
-Japanese stainless steel hinge screws
-Vortex vent system to prevent fogging and reduce heat
-8 base curve radius lenses for excellent peripheral vision
-100% UV protection
-Power balance retainer titanium necklace
-Clip-on safety leash
-EVA case & microfiber cleaning bag