Whether it is winter on the slopes, summer at the beach, or fall in the breeze, sunglasses are the one accessory that you need on any adventure and during every season. Hobie Polarized has a unique collection of sunglasses for men and women that not only capture the essence of the active lifestyle, but they also protect everyday athletes from the sun’s harsh UVA and UVB rays.
Based in Dana Point since 1950, Hobie has been known in the surf industry for changing the way that people live, play and compete. Starting out in a garage shaping boards, Hobie has experienced some serious expansion over the past 60 years, with a full men’s and women’s clothing line, SUP gear, backpacks, and even now a line of Hobie Polarized sunglasses. Specifically made for sports enthusiasts who want clearer and more precise vision, Hobie’s polarized sunglasses are perfect for both mountain and beach goers.
Hobie offers many different shapes and styles to fit any person’s needs in eyewear and our team had the opportunity to test a few of them out ourselves, and this is what we’ve found:
The first pair is from the Woody collection. These shades embrace the traditional California lifestyle with a more classic shape in both black and tortoise colors. The Woody collection is Hobie’s most popular look that will last all year ’round. These are the perfect pair of shades to throw on right before cruising down to the beach and are specifically made to protect your eyes from harmful rays, no matter what season.
The next, more daring, pair of shades is from the Dogpatch collection and is designed to survive through any kind of fun. The Dogpatch collection is inspired by vintage California with an edgy, mischievous style. These shades will be there with you through the early dawn patrol mornings, to shredding down the boardwalk before sunset. Though they are extremely lightweight, the Dogpatch sunglasses are designed with chunky, stainless steel hinges which are made to last.