Sunglasses from Maui Jim – Review

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Want to know more what it’s like to have a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses? I have traveled with their Maverick sunglasses from the Aviator collection, and here’s my review and experience from a personal and technical point of view.

From a comparison perspective, I have used quality sunglasses from Ray-Ban and Kapten & Son as well as various budget brands before. While traveling to sunnier destinations I have learned that it’s vital to bring at least one pair of quality sunglasses.

First and foremost it’s a great precaution to protect our eyes since we only have one pair of eyes our whole lives, but also because a place isn’t as enjoyable if you constantly have to peer to see where you are. It’s much nicer to just put on a pair of sunglasses and be able to have your eyes fully open without a struggle.

So, as a full-time traveler I always carry at least 2 pairs of sunglasses, and if you travel regularly, I suggest to invest in some quality sunglasses as well.

My Experience of Maui Jim Sunglasses

It was only recently that I heard of the brand Maui Jim, but I quickly discovered that it was quite a big brand for sunglasses, so I was pretty excited when I received my Mavericks. They come packaged in a beautiful box with a colorful bag (which can also be used as a cleaning cloth).

My first trip with the Maui Jim Sunglasses was to Paris, but unfortunately, it was raining all the time. So the first time I got to wear them was in New York, so not really a beach destination or an island. However, the Maui Jim Sunglasses are stylish and can be used pretty much anywhere. My second destination was London, which is yet another not so typical destination when it comes to sun, but I did get a couple of hours of sun in London.

But the final test came on Mallorca in Spain where the sun is almost always shining. Nature is also very colorful, especially now at spring with greenery and scenery everywhere and beautiful flowers. The different colors of the water are amazing as well.

My Mavericks is comfortable to wear, and after a while, you don’t even think that you wear them. I really appreciate the enhanced color and the fact that the light is very easy on the eyes. Even though it’s sunny outside, you don’t have to peer or worry about UV-rays.

Some other polarized sunglasses I have tried before from various brands have been too dark, which makes it hard to see. This isn’t the case with the Maui Jim sunglasses and their PolarizedPlus2® Lens Technology. With this type of lens, you get pleasant light, which makes it easy to see and at the same time retain the colors.

PolarizedPlus2® Lens Technology

As you can see in the comparison photo below, to the left you have without the lens, and to the right, you have what it looks like with the lens. And it’s a pretty big difference in terms of color. This technology is definitely what makes the Maui Jim sunglasses so special.

Maui jim sunglasses review

More about Maui Jim and the brand history

The Maui Jim Sunglasses originate from sunny Hawaii, where the first pair saw the sunlight back in 1980. It started as a small company that sold sunglasses on Ka’anapali beach in Lahaina, Maui. In the beginning, there were “only” 7 styles, but nowadays you can choose from more than 125 styles of sunglasses.

The home office is still located in Lahaina, and they still make the designs and test the sunglasses over there. One of the main advantages Maui Jim has is their PolarizedPlus2® lens technology, which was created to combat the intense light from the sun and harmful UV-rays, and at the same time maintain the beautiful colors of the island.

They produce high-quality sunglasses, and with more than 30 years in the business, you can tell it’s a serious company. You can read more on their official website – www.mauijim.com

Who should buy a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses?

Quite obviously, people who spend a lot of time in the sun. It’s vital to protect your eyes, and the Maui Jim Sunglasses makes a great job doing that. Secondly, I think anyone who travels to sunny destinations should get a pair. They are comfortable to wear, lightweight and comes in various styles.

In reality, these sunglasses are a great fit for anyone who lives or visit places where the sun is shining. Great to wear for leisure activities in the sun as well.

Where can you buy the sunglasses from Maui Jim?

The easiest way to get their sunglasses is via their website – www.mauijim.com, which is available in severable languages. They offer free shipping and free returns as well. However, if you want to try them on first, Maui Jim has retailers in the major countries around the world.

Maui Jim Sunglasses Review in short

To summarize my review and personal experience, see the short list below.

  • Great Colors
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Protect against harmful UV-rays and harsh light
  • Stylish
  • Available in over 125 styles
  • PolarizedPlus2® Lens Technology
  • Lightweight, yet durable frame

So far I’m happy with my Mavericks, and I can definitely see myself getting a second pair of Maui Jim sunglasses in another style.


Have you also tried the Maui Jim Sunglasses? Feel free to share your experience, or if you have any question, leave a comment below!

April 4th, 2018|

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3 Comments

  1. vanessa 04/05/2018 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    The shades look so versatile and tropical!

  2. Francesca Wellman 04/07/2018 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Looking sharp! They look great! Love that they can do prescription lenses as well, sadly they’re a bit beyond my price range!

    Francesca x

  3. Baia 04/07/2018 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    Those sunglasses do look super cool. Love the shape and color!

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