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New PRO frames by Costa add performance features to help keep anglers on the water longer

Costa adds six new angler-approved features to two of its legendary frames, Blacktail PRO and Fantail PRO.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 6, 2021)Costa Sunglasses, the first manufacturer of color-enhancing all-polarized glass sunglass lenses, overhauled two of its most trusted and well-loved frames this season, the Blackfin PRO and Fantail PRO – because the best can always get better. The new frames build on Costa’s commitment to be the best on the water with an entirely new set of features – six to be exact – that help keep your vision clear, and your frames locked in place so you can stay focused on finding fish. 

For more than 38 years, Costa has built a reputation for being the best sunglasses on the water. The brand’s legacy continues into spring 2021, as it perfects its offering in core performance eyewear for anglers and anyone who spends long days on the water. The new frames feature: 

  • Sweat channels and eyewire drains to help keep you cool and your vision clear
  • Improved Hydrolite® grips to  keep your frames comfortably in place
  • Fully adjustable ventilated nose pads for a customizable fit and reduced fogging
  • Side shields and hooding to keep light from leaking in 
  • Metal Keeper slots to “keep” your frames from going overboard  

Lastly, and arguably one of the most important performance features, the new frames have Costa’s polarized, color-enhancing 580® Glass lens technology for PRO-level clarity. The scratch resistant 580G lens cuts haze and blur, and enhances key colors for superior clarity and  definition.

“If you’re looking for the best pair of sunglasses for long days on the water, it doesn’t get better than the Blackfin and Fantail,” said TJ McMeniman, Vice President of Marketing at Costa. “When we originally launched the frames more than a decade ago they were instant best-sellers, making them an obvious choice to modernize with the latest PRO technology. Working closely with our pros and guides, we dialed-in every detail for the best experience on the water.”

The Blackfin PRO and Fantail PRO [a slimmed down brother to the Blackfin] are now available at CostaDelMar.com, where you can also find additional information on Costa and it’s collection of best-selling sunglasses. 

About Costa Sunglasses

As the first manufacturer of color-enhancing all-polarized glass sunglass lenses, Costa combines superior lens technology with unparalleled fit and durability. Costa has made the highest quality, best performing sunglasses and prescription sunglasses (Rx) for outdoor enthusiasts since 1983, and now its product portfolio includes optical frames. Costa’s growing cult-brand status ties directly to its purpose to provide high-quality products with a focus on sustainability and conservation as the company works hard to protect the waters it calls home. From the use of sustainable materials to its Kick Plastic initiative, IndiFly Foundation, and strong partnership with shark research organization OCEARCH, Costa encourages people to help protect the Earth’s natural resources in any way they can. Find out more on Costa’s website and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at @CostaSunglasses.

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