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3 New Kaenon Styles Available Now

October 29th, 2009

Just in time for the holidays, Point Loma Outfitting welcomes the arrival of three new Luxury Performance sunglass styles for men and women from Kaenon Polarized.

Superior optics. Great style. What we call Luxury Performance. But every Kaenon Polarized design begins with our patented SR-91 polarized lens, which filters out all harmful UV and blue light in an ultra-lightweight, impact-resistant lens that provides the highest-resolution optics you’ll ever wear. The PINO, BURNET and JOSS frames are also available in prescription with SR-91 Rx lenses – in Single Vision or our Freestyle Progressive blended multifocal. 

Simple, clean, and stylish, PINO is a modern, west coast take of a 50’s-period classic to be worn by both men and women looking for a moderately sized fun, yet functional sunglass. Old school styling with understated decorative metal inlay makes PINO ideal for those looking for a new spin on lightweight, performance fit – with a hint of flair and individual style. Only further enhanced by our patented SR-91 polarized lenses. As with every Kaenon Polarized sunglass, PINO is available in prescription and non-prescription lenses. Choose from Havana or Black frame with Grey 12 lenses.

Designed to be worn by both women and men equally, BURNET is a timeless, classic design that features understated, yet distinctive styling with the performance and comfort Kaenon Polarized is known for.

Easy to wear for a wide variety of face shapes, BURNET was the frame of choice for Danica Patrick during this year’s racing season – both on and off the track. Sophisticated and stylish – like her – yet just as durable and performance driven as she is on the track, BURNET is made from lightweight, durable TR-90 in the 8-base frame that houses our SR-91 polarized lenses, giving her razor sharp optical clarity and unsurpassed glare reduction. Made in Italy, BURNET is available in Black or Havana in either prescription or non-prescription Grey 12 lenses.

JOSS is distinguished by a slightly oversized round lens shape, enhanced by supple, curvy surfaces that taper aft into thin sleek temples that support our female-fit geometry. Inspired by Danica Patrick, and designed with input from the racecar-driving pop star, Joss is lightweight, durable and comfortable.

Providing excellent coverage, JOSS is the “crossover” piece for women – stylishly classic for everyday wear, yet light in weight and durable, with form-fitting wrap, perfect for sport and active use. Available in Black G12 and Havana C12, JOSS is Rx adaptable in any of Kaenon’s SR-91 lens tints. Designed in California and made in Italy, Joss is the women’s sunglass that begs to be worn…and loves to play!

Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses Offers New Models: Joss, Pino and Burnet

October 15th, 2009

 Point Loma Outfitting is bringing in new Kaenon Polarized Sunglass Models: Joss, Pino and Burnet. The Kaenon Sunglasses are sure to be a holiday hit!

Oct 15, 2009 – Point Loma Outfitting is bringing in three new styles of Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses. The three Kaenon Polarized Sunglass Models are: Kaenon Joss, Kaenon Pino and the Kaenon Burnet.

These new Kaenon Sunglasses are sure to be a hit as the holiday season approaches and limited quantities will available in early November.

Kaenon Burnet: BURNET is a smaller interpretation of our popular, retro-inspired Burny frame style.  Designed to be worn by both women and men equally, it’s a timeless, classic design that features subtle, yet distinctive styling with the performance and comfort Kaenon Polarized is known for.  Easy to wear and featuring a throw-back temple design highlighted by discrete branding and logo detailing in a pure metal inlay, this durable, performance-wrapped TR-90 frame houses 8-base SR-91 lenses for razor sharp optical clarity and unsurpassed glare reduction.   Made in Italy, BURNET comes with a protective metal case and is Rx adaptable.

Kaenon Joss: Inspired by Danica Patrick, and designed with input from the racecar-driving pop star, JOSS is the shapely sister to our popular Georgia frame style that Danica has been so instrumental in popularizing.   Joss is distinguished by a slightly oversized round lens shape, enhanced by supple, curvy surfaces that taper aft into thin sleek temples that support our female-fit geometry.   Made in Italy using TR-90 frame material, Joss is light weight, durable and super comfy, with buried Variflex nose pads for additional comfort and security that come standard – as do the wrapped 8-base SR-91 polarized lenses for maximum protection, unsurpassed razor sharp optical clarity and glare reduction.  Complete with a protective metal case and Rx adaptable, Joss is the women’s sunglass that begs to be worn…and loves to play! See all three of the new Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses here.

Kaenon Pino: Simple, clean, and stylish, PINO is a modern, west coast take of a 50’s-period classic to be worn by both men and women looking for a moderately sized fun, yet functional sunglass.  Designed in California, made in Italy, Pino’s injection molded TR-90 8-base wrapped frame is pure Luxury Performance.  Old school styling with low key Kaenon branding engraved on a decorative metal inlay, all defy Pino’s light weight, performance fit.  Only further enhanced by our patented SR-91 polarized lenses, Pino provides unsurpassed razor sharp optical clarity and glare reduction.  Pino comes with a protective metal case and is Rx adaptable.

Kaenon Polarized has quickly become the luxury performance choice of those who live the Southern California lifestyle to its fullest. Superior lens performance is the engine that differentiates Kaenon Polarized sunglasses, verified by scientists and validated by professionals in both land and water sports such as, sailing, golf, baseball, snow, surf, paddling, fishing, cycling, climbing and driving, as well as celebrities in film and music.

Point Loma Outfitting offers all of the current Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses currently available. Point Loma Outfitting is a leading retailer for Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses in San Diego, CA. Shop here for the new Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses.

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Sunglass Lens Colors Decoded from Sailing World Magazine

October 7th, 2009

The October issue of Sailing World Magazine has a great article written by Rachel Johnstone. I thought it would be worth while forwarding it on:

When I finally broke down, agreeing to ditch my cheap, generic sunglasses for the real deal, all I knew was that they should be polarized and filter out all ultraviolet rays. I avoided the meticulous thought process that should go into buying quality eyewear and quickly selected a pair, deeming them “good enough”. Acura Key West Race Week was rapidly approaching, and so long as my new shades protected my eyes and let me spot puffs on the water, I was a happy camper. But my eyes have been opened to the abundance of choices available in colored lens. It’s a choice that’s more important than you may think. Lens color is a key factor to the sunglass-wearing experience; the amount and type of details the wearer sees on the water vary with each hue.

 

“Color perception varies from person to person”, says Oakley’s Andy McSorley. “It is solely opinion based.” Nonetheless, he adds, specific colored lens do perform better in certain conditions.

 

Let’s start with grey, a neutral color and good, all-purpose lens tint. “Grey is the most universal”, says Steve Rosenberg, of Kaenon Polarized. “It does a great job overall.”

 

Grey lenses block the sun’s brightest rays without altering one’s color perception, giving the wearer a darker version of what he or she would see with the naked eye, or the most natural view. Many people, says McSorely, prefer grey lens for days with intense sunlight because, despite identical light transmission rates, they believe grey lenses to be darker than colored lenses, which induce a color shift and make reds and greens stand out.

 

Of all the light waves interacting with our eyes, those at the blue end of the light spectrum are most powerful. Cones in the eye’s retina read color, and its blue light that dominates our vision, washing out our perception of other colors. Minimizing this blue light and enhancing other colors, such as red and green, is said to improve visual acuity.

 

“Blue light can limit the ability to focus, creating chromatic aberration or blurriness, especially in aquatic and snowy environments where blue light is prevalent,” says Colin Smith, of Revo.

 

“Because light waves are at their most powerful within the visible blue portion of the spectrum, the most noticeable effects on visual contrast occur by modifying visible blue light transmission,” says McSorely. In order to knock down blue light, however, there must be a color shift. If the wearer doesn’t mind an altered view of the world, there are many different lenses that highlight specific colors and diminish others, which is extremely effective in variable-to-low-light conditions.

 

Copper, amber, or bronze lenses are ideal for variable light conditions because contrast created by the lens heightens visibility. “Contrast works by highlighting color and separating light from shadows,” says Rosenberg. “It defines slight details in tonal colors, such as the water’s surface, which is otherwise one color. Breeze and wave height versus little wind and flat water create darker or lighter water surfaces.”

 

Such contrast, adds Rosenberg, determines how sailors see breeze velocity and direction, as well as current.

 

Because of color shift, and the wearer’s ability to distinguish distant details easily, copper lenses work well in an environment with dark or grey water. They are also very easy on the eyes, as they don’t cause lasting color distortion.

 

Yellow is another lens color used to enhance contrast and block blue light. Yellow is ideal reading details in overcast, low-light conditions. Yellow lenses excel in a mid-range level of darkness because of the higher light transmission rate, says Rosenberg. It’s the “sweet spot” for those sailors who require and want specific and extreme contrast. Being able to cut through the atmospheric haze allows the user to better see puffs fanning across the water’s surface.

 

Although different colors perform better in different light conditions, the experts insist that ultimately there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to colored lenses.

 

“Tints do have a scientific attribute, but each of us is different,” says Rosenberg. “We have different eye colors, different light sensitivity levels, and we do indeed see things differently.”

 

Lens tint is a personal choice based upon light conditions and the types of information the user wants, adds Rosenberg. “More contrast isn’t always best; it’s a personal; choice.” He says. “This is the trend we see with the best sailors: grey tens to be a favorite of the more intuitive, seat-of-the-pants sailors, and contrast-enhancing colored lenses tend to be favored by the more analytical.”