Sunglasses are an integral part of being out on the water, whether you are jet skiing, tubing, or boating. While there are many different types of jetski sunglasses, polarized sunglasses are the best in helping to reduce the glare from the water. Sunglasses help protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Eyes regularly exposed to too much sun can develop serious and sometimes permanent damage.
As for some history of sunglasses, flat panes of smoky quartz were used in China in the 12th century by judges in courts to conceal their facial expressions while questioning witnesses. In the early 1900s, the use of sunglasses started to become more widespread. Inexpensive mass-produced sunglasses were introduced to America by Sam Foster in 1929. Sam began selling these sunglasses under the name Foster Grant on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Polarized sunglasses first became available in 1936.
Another integral part of being out on the water is the use of goggles. Jetski goggles are a excellent way of getting protection from the wind and harmful particles while you ride at high speeds. Our Jettribe goggles come in a variety of shapes and colors so that watersport enthusiasts can achieve whatever look they are going for! The primary function of jetski goggles is the protection of the face and eyes from harmful weather conditions, insects and wind. Goggles help to provide the safety that is not necessarily provided by sunglasses.
Proper maintenance of your jetski sunglasses is important in their longevity. Always check your sunglasses to make sure that the screws are tight. If they aren’t, it can cause the sunglasses to become loose and it will be uncomfortable to wear them. Scratching of the lenses is a common problem that everyone seems to have with jetski sunglasses. A good way to keep your sunglasses free of scratches is to put them away in a hard case after you are done using them. Make sure to clean the sunglasses frequently. Lukewarm water works great to remove the dirt from the lenses and make sure to dry them off with a cotton towel.
Our jetski sunglasses and jetski goggles come in a wide variety of colors, styles, shapes, and sizes. All of our “bomber” sunglasses are floatable and, for extra protection, you can add our spec float straps to your sunglasses which also float. The Jettribe goggles come with a foam liner, a swivel hinged head strap and wider air vents to help reduce fogging. The lenses are shatter resistant "polycarb" and have 100 % UV protection. These goggles float on the water for easy retrieval if you should lose them!