Costa’s 2013 Semi-Rimless Styles are Lightweight, Feature-Rich

Costa’s new semi-rimless style sunglasses may be half the weight of traditional styles, but they offer more in performance features.

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Feb. 13, 2013 – Costa’s new Ansil, Straits and Hatch semi-rimless style sunglasses may only be half the weight of traditional styles, but what they lack in heft, they more than double in performance technology features.
Part of Costa’s 2013 sunglass collection, they’re engineered with patented co-injected molded nylon to be nearly indestructible.

Named after the most famous Bahamian bonefisherman alive and world record holder, Ansil Saunders, the extra-large Ansil features Costa’s signature vents in the lenses to alleviate fogging in extreme temperatures, no-slip temple tips and sturdy integral hinges. It’s available in tortoise, matte black and silver frame colors, and in gray, copper, or blue and silver mirror 580P™ lens options. Ansil starts in retail at $169.

Costa’s sleek new style, Straits, presents a 580P shield lens and adjustable nose pads for a customizable fit. Frame color options include matte black, silver and white, in gray, amber, blue or silver mirror lenses. It retails starting at $189.

Rounding out the new semi-rimless offerings from Costa is Hatch, a bold style with high attitude. It features no-slip nose pads and temple tips, front frame vents and integral hinges. Hatch offers a large fit, and is available in tortoise, matte black, silver and the new blackout frame colors. It starts in retail at $169.

Costa’s patented 580P™ lenses block yellow light – the harshest light – from entering the eye, creating razor sharp color enhancement, unparalleled polarization and eliminating glare. The polycarbonate lens material is super lightweight and impact resistant, while also repelling oil and water.

“Our new semi-rimless styles help to round out our style options for our customers,” said Chas MacDonald, president of Costa. “No matter your preference – traditional construction, lightweight semi-rimless, classic metal aviator – we have a pair of premium performance sunglasses for everyone serious about seeing things more clearly.”

All of Costa’s sunglasses are 100 percent polarized and protect against harmful UVA and UVB rays. For more information or to locate the nearest authorized Costa retail outlet, visit

About Costa™
As the leading manufacturer of the world’s clearest polarized performance sunglasses, Costa offers superior lens technology and unparalleled fit and durability. Still handcrafted today in Florida, Costa has created the highest quality, best performing sunglasses and prescription sunglasses (Rx) for outdoor enthusiasts since 1983. It’s currently the fourth-largest brand in the performance sunglasses market.

For Costa, conservation is all about sustainable fishing. Many fisheries that should be vibrant and healthy are all but devoid of native fish because they have fallen victim to poor fishing practices, unregulated development, lack of watershed protection or all of the above. Costa works with partners around the world to help increase awareness and influence policy so that both the fish and fishermen of tomorrow will have healthy waters to enjoy. Costa encourages others to help in any way they can.

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