The Kaenon Kore Polarized Sunglasses are hardcore shades for hardcore outdoor athletes.
The Kaenon Kore Polarized Sunglasses are made with high-quality materials and designed for those who take their outdoor sports seriously. Whether you're playing a friendly game of volleyball or kite surfing on the sand flats, you'll appreciate the Kore's light and durable frame. These Kaenon sunglasses also use SR-91 Light Transmission Control polarized lenses for supreme optical quality and excellent contrast in a variety of lighting conditions. Ear and nose pads hold the Kore Sunglasses in place when you're diving for a ball, running down a trail, or doing anything else you like to do.
Polarized SR-91 Light Transmission Control
Sunglasses for peak performance in outdoor sports
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Polarized, hands down. They will block the glare from the waters surface. Oakley makes the absolute best in optical quality lenses; their polarized/iridium lenses can't be beat. Check out their site; on it, click on the optical superiority tab. You can learn more about the different lens types. You can even 'see through' the different lens offerings on a simulated window in different outdoor environments. It's pretty cool! Go to www.oakley.com (research there, but here!) Hope this Helps.
Kaenon Polarized Takes on Park City Point 2 Point MTB Race
Posted: 08/25/2011 In Category: Outdoor Trade Shows / Events
Industry News Release Written By: Tyler Weaver
Newport Beach, CA August 25, 2011 Kaenon Polarized is an official sponsor of the 2011 Park City Point 2 Point mountain bike race. Additionally, Kaenon Polarized sponsored rider, Alex Grant, the winner of the event the past two years, and fellow team rider Marshall Eames, will compete in the 78-mile event on September 3, that will travel between The Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley. Never crossing the same section of trail twice, the course rises over 14,000 feet, pushing athletes to their physical limits.
The Point 2 Point is unique in that it is almost all single-track, said Grant. That makes for a tough day in the saddle because you need to be mentally focused the whole time in order to navigate the technical terrain.
Proper eyewear is a necessity as riders traverse the course. Alex Grant and Marshall Eames wear Kaenon Polarized sunglasses due to the superior optical clarity and protection offered by the patented SR-91 polarized lenses. Preferred by most mountain bikers, the Copper 28 and 50 lens tints (allowing 28% and 50% of essential light to the eye) let riders tune their vision depending on light conditions. Kaenon's collection of Kore Performance sunglasses are the perfect choice for biking in any condition, reducing eye fatigue when riding in and out of shadows, protecting against plants and debris, enhancing contrast when riding on trails, and allowing for increased visual awareness at high speeds.
Riding single-track for seven hours without stopping requires a lot of focused vision, said Grant. You need your eyes to be protected and relaxed rather than strained. Kaenon's ultra-efficient polarized lens does that better than any other lens out there.
About Kaenon Polarized Since 2001, Kaenon Polarized has continued in its mission to provide elite athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts with unmatched polarized optics and high-performance frames, all with superior fit and luxurious style. With proprietary and revolutionary SR-91 polarized lenses, Kaenon Polarized continues to push the boundaries of active optics with award-winning performance sunglass styles, all available in Single Vision and Freestyle Progressive prescription.
I researched these glasses for a while...still, they are pretty pricey so I was hesitant to pull the trigger. Finally got these last week, and all I can say is they absolutely live up to the hype. Its hard to accurately describe the clarity of the SR91 lens. These truly are the most optically sharp shades I have ever worn. Got the C12 medium lens...colors are vibrant and really add to depth perception. Glare reduction is incredible with the polarized lens and doesn't come with that "rainbow" effect that happens with lesser polarized lenses. The frames are comfortable and really fit perfectly. Highly recommend these!
The lenses are the best ever. If you want the clarity of the finest glass but the light weight feel of polycarbonate you HAVE TO TRY THESE!!! Highly recommend the Medium lens size for most - and if you are really looking for a technical lens for performance consider the C28 - it is the copper lens w/ 28% light transfer (let's in almost 30% of visible light) perfect for optimal vision in all light conditions.
What's going to change within these sizes is the width and height of the lenses. Small and medium I think have a barely noticeable difference in size. But large is what is pictured for the four different lens color options and it looks to be a medium in the six detailed views just under them. I believe in ordering these like you would a shake-S,M and L. But for what it's worth here's some more technical info (I know how road bikers work): Medium lens: 4 cm H x 7 cm W, Large lens: 4.5cm H x 7.5cm W. All frame sizes have a 13cm arm length and a 15 cm temple to temple measurement. Also, this sunglass is fast. If you need to know anything else, hit us up!
Write your answer here...Hey Tim! The frame size is exactly the same for all 3 sizes - only the lens size changes. The medium is by far the most popular lens size that fits most men (and some women). The small fits a lot of women (and some men) and the Large is mostly a men's size and fits really well for those that have a high nose bridge and or broad face.
I could be wrong, but I think that the small, medium and large sizes refer to the size of the lens (and not the frame). As shown on the Kaenon web site (http://kaenon.com/product), the large lens extends further down than the small lens. To be sure, I would contact either backcountry.com or Kaenon (the Kaenon web site also has a feature where you can input your gender, fit, sport and environment and it will give recommendation based upon this. Interestingly, the small, medium and large Kore's seem to be recommended whatever your gender and face size)
I've used several polarized lenses over the years and most of them aren't suitable for mountain or road riding. Though the value of a polarized lenses is most often derived on water or snow, it's great to have reduced glare in all conditions. That said, the Kaenon Kore sunglasses are the only polarized sunglasses I recommend for road or mountain biking. With others, you'll get rainbow splotches as your tearing up the singletrack downhill (not too safe), but with Kaenon's lens technology, you get the clearest vision and best protection available.
Sure, polarized shades are nice for driving (to cut the glare off of the road). But to use Kaenon Kore's for just driving would be like using your Porsche (assuming you have one, which I certainly don't) just for trips to the corner store. No, I really *need* good polarization when I'm sight-fishing for trout, on the snow, or driving on wet roads. Since polarization is so important for fly-fishing, I've gone through polarized shades from Oakley, Maui Jim, Smith, Bolle, Costa Del Mar, Action Optics, etc. And none of these work as well as my Kores (C12) in terms of clarity, comfort, and coverage (i.e., no light gets in around the lenses, and they don't block my field of vision). Yes, they give a little of a "bug-eye" look, but their performance can't be beat! I even like them so much that I picked up another pair with the Y35 lens, and these work great for low-light conditions (before sunrise or after sunset, or on very cloudy days).
If I had to come up with one complaint, it would be that the fit and coverage are so good that air flow is reduced, and these sunglasses can fog up if I'm involved in very aerobic activities. I also have a pair of Hard Kores that I often wear when I'm putting off heat. The Hard Kore is also an excellent pair of shades, but the lens is somewhat smaller (but not small). Which ever one you choose, Kaenon polarized sunglasses are some of the best shades you will ever find.
The Kore is raw performance. Light weight frame, lens sizes for perfect fit, lens tints for optimum performance. I own the Kore Medium C28 and I bike in this frame all the time in all light conditions. Best lens I've ever worn - it is incredible.
I work outdoors about 6 days a week and my Kore's are the only pair of sunglasses that I can wear all day long(I also own Arnette, Maui Jim and Hobie too). They are very comfortable and do stay put for the most part. Clarity is excellent and the polarization(blk-12 lens) keeps my sensitive eyes from squinting. The only problem I've had w/ the sunglasses is that both ear pads slide off. It's not really a problem if I don't take them off constantly. I purchased them from a friend for cheap, so I can't really complaint. Kaenon puts out a nice product. I also own 2 pairs of Kaenon Rhinos.
I do a lot of sailboat racing and these are hands down the best polarized lenses I've ever had. I've used Revo, Maui Jim, Ray-Ban, Smith, Bolle, and others, but the Kaenons cannot be beat for clarity and glare reduction. They really help me see the wind on the water. I use the Copper-28 lenses, which are a very good all around lens. They block enough light for really bright days, but are light enough to use on cloudy or hazy days. If you do watersports, you will be very happy with these glasses.