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400g vs 580g costas

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Hey, I got a pair of costa 400g green mirror sunglasses for Christmas. I'm wondering if I should return them and dish out the extra 50$ for 580g. But if there's not a really noticeable difference then I would like to keep the 400g's. Thanks for any advice you myt have!

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If you're happy with them, keep them. 

 

But now that you're going to want more Costa's, get the 580's next time :cheer:

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I received a pair of the 580p and debated returning the the 580g. I decided to test them out on the water and love them so I kept the 580ps.

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I always go with plastic lenses for fishing specific sunglasses due to the safety aspect, so I’d be no help to you here. 

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Glass all the way, you will notice a difference.

 

I have Costa 580s and Maui Jims

Out of the two the Maui Jim HD lenses are simply amazing and I now own 2 pair of MJ's

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I have been researching glasses over the past few days. What color glass lenses do you guys have? I have been leaning toward green lenses for bright morning fishing.

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7 hours ago, Stalking bass said:

I have been researching glasses over the past few days. What color glass lenses do you guys have? I have been leaning toward green lenses for bright morning fishing.

 

I use amber and/or green mirror (amber base) exclusively. Haven’t seen a need for anything else. They work until it’s too dark to need glasses, and they also work in full sun. I don’t fish open water, so I’ve never even tried a pair of blue mirror (gray base). Never been a fan of gray spectrum (gray, black) lenses in sunglasses. I lose too much contrast.

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I prefer amber/yellow tint, but my main want is high-contrast and max light transmission.  The old Costa yellow lenses were perfect, but I never managed to find a pair that fit me well before they disappeared. 

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I can't speak for the 400's but I can tell you the 580's are well worth the money! I love my amber lens Fantails

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I have 400G hamlins in both green and blue mirror. Blue is great for offshore with a lot of glare reflecting off the water. great in saltwater. Green is great for sight fishing, and fishing in shallow water. Id get green but blue looks better.

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I have the 580g fantails in green mirror/amber lenses.  They are incredible!  Prior to that I had polarized Oakley's and they don't even compare.  I have not tried the 400 lenses personally, but heard they are a little lighter, which could be better in some ways too.  I think you may get a little better clarity out of the 580, but I don't think it is a huge difference.  The plastic lenses of the 400 are a little more susceptible to scratching, which is the main reason why I went with the 580. 

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