“All Sports, All Polarized“ …We see just how well the Native Hardtop Sunglasses
suit Anglers (continued)
If I was to pick my favorite feature on the Hardtop the interchangeable temples
and lenses would have to take second place to the fact that these glasses are
light. In fact, they are so light that it is easy to forget that you are even
wearing sunglasses at all. This makes the Hardtop an excellent choice for types
of fishing that require constant movement. This would include bass fishing which
requires constant casting of lures, and fly fishing.
Insert the key and rotate
The inclusion of the strapped
“extreme” temples is a major plus for anglers. This allows fishermen to hold
your sunglasses around your neck when not in use. This comes in handy when you
need to apply more sunblock, or simply want to stow the glasses for a few
minutes to wipe away sweat.
The jaws open
For the most part the
interchangeable temples feel just about the same, the strap on the connected set
is short enough that they don’t caught up in any clothing. Each time you open
and close the temples the gator lock expands and contracts, only pressure is
holding the temples in place.
Inshore fishing with the Hardtop,
great on bright days on open water
I did find that after a
season of use the gator lock temples did begin to loosen. This actually made it
possible for the Gator Lock design to fail. If you remove the sunglasses hastily
sometimes more pressure will be put on one side, this makes it possible for one
of the temples to actually physically separate from the sunglasses.
The Native Hardtop comes with
three other interchangeable lenses
The first time this happened
I actually dropped the sunglasses right on the deck of the boat, only inches
away from the edge. Since then it has happened many more times, but because I
prefer the strapped temples it is easy enough to recover them without fear of
dropping them in the water. Nevertheless this is one notable flaw in an
otherwise very easy to use system.
The lenses are best kept in the
protective plastic bags they come in
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