3 Reasons You Need Water-Repellent Sunglasses in Cold Weather
Prevent Fog, Repel Snow & Stay Warm
If you live in a colder climate, chances are you’re not hitting the beach or the outdoor pool during the winter months. So why should you care about making sure your polarized sunglasses are waterproof? Here are 3 reasons you need water-repellent sunglasses in cold weather.
- Prevent fog. Do your sunglasses ever fog up when you step out into the cold from a warm building? That happens because the temperature of your face is hotter than your glasses. So when the air from your face hits your glasses, the moisture it contains turns to liquid — causing “fog” on the lenses. Annoying, right? Water-repellent sunglasses can help prevent this problem. Maui Jim polarized sunglasses, for example, come with a proprietary oleophobic treatment on both the front and back of the lens that fights against fogging. If you like to run, hike or cycle during the winter months, this is a great feature.
- Repel snow and rain. This one’s kind of a no-brainer. In most places, winter is wet, and you’re likely to be outside in the snow, sleet or rain at some point. You still need your sunglasses, though, to protect your eyes from glare and the harmful UV rays that sneak through even when the sun isn’t shining. That’s another reason you need water-repellent sunglasses — or even better, a waterproof pair from Maui Jim. Our exclusive lens coating sheds water and snow.
- Stay warm. Water-repellent sunglasses keep you warm? Not exactly. But not having to take off your gloves or mittens — or pause in the middle of your run or bike ride — to constantly wipe off fog, snow or water definitely does. (When you get back inside, that Maui Jim oleophobic treatment mentioned above makes smudges and fingerprints super easy to wipe away.)
Now that you know the 3 reasons you need water-repellent sunglasses in cold weather, it’s time to shop for the perfect pair! Browse the nearly 200 styles of waterproof, polarized sunglasses from Maui Jim.