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20/20 Magazine features Kaenon Designer, Harald Belker
20/20 Magazine pulls back the curtain on our long-time, Kaenon frame designer, Harald Belker. Known throughout Hollywood for his work designing for Batman, Iron Man, Minority Report, The Cat in the Hat, and upcoming movies Battleship and Total Recall, Harald spends his time off the silver screen creating our original sunglass designs. Check out the full scoop on Harald and his inspiring work HERE, and then watch our latest video as a visual counterpart to the story.
Kaenon Jetty in Golf Tips Magazine
Our Jetty sunglass was recently featured in Golf Tips Magazine. Read what they had to say about our sunglasses below:
“The slick, light and unisex Jetty shades from Kaenon feature tall temples and a rectangular shape. When we slipped these frames on, they blocked out mucho light and were easy on our eyes in the SoCal sun. We’ll chalk that up to the SR-91 polarized lenses, which have the optical clarity of glass, but the light weight and durability of a polycarbonate. As seen on Pat Perez and Sophie Gustafson. Told you they were unisexy. Kaenon.com”
Kaenon Featured on FishStrong.com
Our friends over at FishStrong recently featured our polarized sunglasses, specifically the copper lens, in an in-depth review, offering their third-party validation of our most popular lens for fishing.
Head on over to their website and read their glowing, third-party review, showing how well our lenses perform while out on the hunt for your next big catch!
Full review here:
Tackle Trade World Features Kaenon Hard Kore JM10
“SUNGLASS brand Kaenon has unveiled what it believes to be the ultimate performance sunglasses. The result of innovative materials and a ‘function first’ focus, HARD KORE glasses offer the ultimate in performance. A testament to the company’s commitment to KORE Performance design and engineering, HARD KORE glasses represent the next evolution of the brand’s award-winning KORE models. These fresh designs are lightweight, incredibly durable and intuitively integrate with the natural form of the wearer’s head while accommodating different facial features.”
Soft Kore and Kanvas Spotted in Backpacker Magazine
In the latest Gear Guide, issued by Backpacker Magazine, we spotted a pair of Soft Kore, worn by editor Kelly Bastone, knocking out glare on the title page for the Apparel section.
Head to the back of the issue and see Kanvas too, along with the following praise:
“I Never Go Without: On cold-weather trips, backcountry conditions make every gear choice a serious one. Meet a few of our top testers and learn what they never leave behind: Kaenon Porter Sunglasses: Large lenses shield my eyes from wind and snow glare. 2011 equivalent: Kanvas. $179 – Darryl Nakahira, shell tester”
Fresh Press: Laguna Beach Magazine features Trade
Kaenon Polarized’s newest style, Trade, was recently featured in Laguna Beach Magazine. Not only was the sunglass featured, but also Robert Howson, the owner of Harbour Surfboards in Seal Beach, CA sporting a pair of Rhinos, as well as showing a bit of love with a Kaenon sticker on his paddle board.
Fresh Press: Georgia & Spindle in “Sweat Equity”
“Georgia is a true Lifestyle Performance fashion frame that fits a wide range of female face shapes with its tastefully oversized, wrapped frame front. Sleek, clean and curved temples are adorned with polished Kaenon jewel icons that identify this Kaenon Polarized original design. Georgia is a fashion drive piece with function. Enhance with Kaenon’s proprietary SR-91 polarized lenses, Georgia will beg you to go outside and play – protecting your eyes and skin with a statement of style.
A highly sophisticated, light-weight, retro-inspired, semi-rimless frame, the epitome of less is more comes through in the Spindle Series. Spindle S3’s semi-rimless aviator design, features refined frames packed with Kaenon’s industry-leading commitment to high-quality details. The adjustable nose pads composed of silicone Air Bags result in a light and comfortable anchoring point on the nose. The durable single-spring hinges and Variflex rubber temple tips offer unmatched comfort and secure fit while providing you with the needed protection of Kaenon polarized lenses.”
Fresh Press: Klay in “Siempre Hombre”
Kaenon Polarized style Kanvas is on display in the newest issue of Siempre Hombre magazine, featuring Enrique Iglesias on the cover.
“Clothing and accessories with futuristic touches for a unique and personal look.”
“Titanium frame sunglasses from Kaenon Polarized, $189” (Kanvas)
Fresh Press: Trade in “Florida Sport Fishing”
“Florida Sport Fishing” recently featured Kaenon’s newest men’s piece, Trade, is the July/August issue. Read the review below:
“QUALITY GLASS – Kaenon’s TRADE polarized fishing glasses are a must have for anyone who cares about optical performance. Patented SR-91 polarization technology results in razor-sharp clarity, impact-resistant attributes and unparalleled glare reduction. Identifiable by an oversized frame, the boxy design features angular lines and ergonomically engineered load-spreading temple tips for maximum comfort. Clean with intelligent details, TRADE offers the perfect combination of protection, function and beach-inspired attitude. Available in matte black, black or brown olive frame, with a choice of gray or copper lens. Kaenon Polarized, 866.523.6661, kaenon.com”
Fresh Press: “Fly Rod & Reel” features Klay & Kanvas
The Summer 2011 issue of Fly Rod & Reel magazine takes an in-depth look at the world of sunglasses. This well researched and written article breaks down the benefits of polarization, the variety of lens tints and colors, lens materials, and frame construction. Within the six-page article, the magazine features Kaenon’s proprietary SR-91 polarized lenses and reviews our Kanvas and Klay styles. Read excerpts below and pick up the issue for the full story.
“Lens Materials: Proprietary lens materials are available from several manufacturers, including Kaenon’s SR-91 and Oakley’s Plutonite. These materials aspire to the optical clarity and scratch-resistance of glass, but with greater impact-resistance and less weight. These can be excellent materials, but as a rule they are priced closer to glass than polycarbonate, and you’re restricted to the frame styles offered by a single manufacturer.
Frames: A bit of a departure from Kaenon’s tendency to massive fishing frames, this new, more restrained, close-fitting design with non-slip nose pads still nicely minimizes light entry. This is a good compromise between light-blocking and frame bulk in a top-quality product.
Lens Tested: Kaenon’s proprietary SR 91 lens material offers sharp, glass-quality optics but with better impact resistance—a superb material . The copper C12 tint (12% VLT) is a highly credible general-purpose fishing color—certainly acceptable in lower light, but at its best in stronger illumination, whether cloudy or sunny, with crisp contrast. The lenses give a slightly reddish cast that some anglers might find annoying, though I wasn’t bothered. www.kaenon.com
Frames: Extremely wide temples that are continuous with some frame fronts give superb coverage all the way around, though the fit is so close that lenses can fog up. Rubber nose pads and general springiness in frame hold these on your face, and they are fairly light for a big design. From the light-blocking standpoint, among the most practical and effective designs tested.
Lenses Tested: The SR 91 with G12 tint is a neutral gray with 12% VLT that is best under very bright conditions. There’s less image “enhancement” than with other tints, but top-notch flare cutting and true color transmission make these easy on the eyes for all-day wear. Both Kaenon glasses are well suited to anglers who want the optical quality of glass with less weight and greater impact resistance, and as quality sunglasses go, these are nicely priced.”
Fresh Press – Squeeze & Trade in Motor Boating
“Full Coverage: Fresh for this summer are Kaenon’s Trade and Squeeze frames. The Trade frames (right) are geared toward men and the Squeeze (above) toward women, but both offer maximum eye coverage for the wearer. The Trade has wide, load-bearing temple tips for comfort and nonslip and Variflex nose pads to anchor them to even the saltiest face. The Squeeze, meanwhile, are uniquely colored and are, say Motor Boating Art Director Emilie Whitcomb, “lightweight and comfortable, especially due to the shorter temples. They also provide exceptional viewing.” Both come equipped with patented SR-91 polarized lenses that are prescription-adaptable. Trade, $200; Squeeze, $230. Kaenon.com”
Fresh Press: Hard Kore & Sequence in Outside Magazine 2011 Buyer’s Guide
“Kaenon Hard Kore $219.
THE SELL: Luxury multisport performer, newly release in white. THE TEST: Get past the loud design and there’s solid performance engineering here; sticky pads at the nose and ears, a springy frame that hangs on to the head, all-around coverage from frames tight to the eyebrows and lenses that drop to your cheekbones. Thanks to glare-killing polarized dark gray poly lenses, your eyes can kick back and see with cool clarity, even in the worst glare hells. And we dig the asymmetric logoing at the temples-KAENON right, outrageous abstract thingy left. Great for the road or sun-hammered granite. But you’re feelin’ the beach, aren’t you? Miami Beach. Hot tubs and champagne, baby! THE VERDICT: Super shades if you’ve got the nerve. Available in other colors if you don’t. kaenon.com
LOOK: 5 (UNLESS IT’S 0.5)”
“KAENON’s SEQUENCE SUNGLASSES are our go-to when renting a scooter or bike or heading to the trails. Kaenon’s proprietary polarized lenses provide crystal-sharp glass-like optics but with the light weight and durability of polycarbonate. Plus, spring hinges eliminate pressure points and accommodate a variety of heads. $339; Kaenon.com”
2 Minutes or Less with Joe Maddon (Video)
Major league manager Joe Maddon recently sat down with TheScore.com for a quick interview, talking Kaenon Polarized, baseball and thrill-seeking. See the clip below:
Fresh Press: Triathlete Magazine Features Soft Kore
Triathlete Magazine recently featured Soft Kore. Read what they had to say below:
“Designed specifically for women, the Soft Kore is a high-end performance-oriented model with shrunken geometry and shorter temples to fit feminine features. Ideal sunglasses for cycling, the semi-rimless frame allows for unobstructed downward vision and increased airflow while the polarized technology provides unparalleled optical clarity.”
Fresh Press: Pacific Coast Sportfishing features Trade
Our newest style, Trade, was featured in the April issue of Pacific Coast Sportfishing:
“Walk into any tackle shop and you’ll find a plethora of polarized sunglasses. Wait – you want some that are stylish and prescription-adaptable, too? That’s different.
Enter Kaenon. The clean and simple frame design of Trade is accented by angular lines and maximum eye coverage in an extremely comfortable fit that makes this addition to the men’s Lifestyle Performance line an ideal cross section of performance and design for the everyday, all-day guy who seeks protection, function and good looks with subtle beach-inspired attitude. While large in look, Trade fits a broad range of face shapes and head sizes. The tall and boxy, yet sleek design enjoys angular lines and ergonomically engineered load-spreading temple tips, fusing Kaenon’s hallmark California design-sense and functionality. Buried Variflex nose pads anchor the frame securely, offering a slip-free experience so the frame remains comfortably on your face, no matter where you take them.
Trade is available in brown olive, black, and matte black with patented SR-91 polarized lenses that are Rx adaptable in Single-Vision and Freestyle Progressive. Visit www.kaenon.com for more details.”
Fresh Press: Big Game Fishing Journal features Klay
Klay was featured in the March/April issue of Big Game Fishing Journal:
“Kaenon’s Klay design is distinguished by a universal fit with performance and protection features that double as design treaments commonly found in many of Kaenon’s best selling styles. Designed in California and made in Italy out of injection-molded TR-90, Klay is a wrapped, 8-base frame with tall temples for protection from sun, wind, water, and dirt that taper aft into flexible and comfortable temple tips for all day use. Buried Variflex nose pads provide additional comfort and performance characteristics no matter what your activity or use. Powerful, custom-engineered internal cam-driven hinges come standard, as do the SR-91 polarized lenses in two tints housed in tobacco, gloss black and matte black frame colors. All frames include a sport case and micro fiber cleaning and carrying pouch. Klay is Rx adaptable with SR-91 prescription polarized lenses in Single Vision or Fresstyle Progressive.”
Fresh Press: Sunglasses Magazine features Hard Kore
Sunglasses Magazine feature Kaenon Hard Kore:
“To help analyze which frame colors would be most prominent in the Spring/Summer 2011 season, Sunglasses enlisted the help of Stylesight’s Accessories Editor, Claire Foster. Some of the main color themes she foresees being a hit this upcoming season include tortoiseshell, gold, purples and plums, and black-and-white combinations. As you can see, the future isn’t so focused on brights as much as it is on subtly hued shades. Here’s a look at some prime examples of the colorways that are sure to be first on your customers’ wish lists in 2011.”
Fresh Press: Burny Debuts in MarieClaire Female Athlete Fashion Trends
MarieClaire.com recently featured Kaenon Polarized Burny on their website as part of their fashion trends and female athletic style, showcasing four hard-bodied star athletes and how to get their street style. Check it out, slide #24:
Fresh Press: Kaenon featured in Standup Paddle Magazine
Kaenon Polarized was featured in Standup Paddle Magazine’s Vol. 3 N.1.
“Kaenon Polarized: Worn by Jamie Mitchell on and off the water, Kaenon Polarized continues to lead the pack in 2011 with the sharpest optics in SUP, rooted in patented SR-91 lens technology.”
Fresh Press: Klay in Transworld Surf
“As surfers, why wear anything but polarized lenses? Whether you’re fishing, boating, checking the surf, or anything else that involves looking at the sea, we love the quality and toughness Kaenon Polarized brings to the table. They’re a bit pricier than most shades but will last much longer.”
Fresh Press: FeedtheHabit.com Reveals New Styles at OR 2011
From the FeedtheHabit.com Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2011 Day 1 Recap:
“Take notice…Kaenon has arrived in a big way. While they may still be seen as high-end and “niche,” Kaenon is finally getting their share of attention with bold styles and solid optics. I’m a huge fan and grab mine first over all others. Check out the new Squeeze for women and the Trade for men. Solid.”
Look for both Trade and Squeeze available this Spring…
Fresh Press: SNEWS Outdoor Retailer Daily Editors’ Pick: Soft Kore
From Outdoor Retailer Daily, powered by SNEWS, Editors’ Picks:
“1. Kaenon Polarized Soft Kore: Performance sunglasses designed for women with reduced cranial geometry and shorter temples, as well as a semi-rimless 8 base frame and SR-91 lens clarity.”
Fresh Press: Road Bike Action Magazine features Soft Kore
From the “Girl Talk” section of Road Bike Action Magazine’s February Issue:
“The Soft Kore sunglasses are available in a full range of polarized lens tints. The SR-91 lens is scratch-and impact-resistant, and Kaenon also offers Rx lenses as well. With an innovative fit featuring reduced cranial geometry for smaller heads, the Soft Kore is great for women.”
Fresh Press: Canoe & Kayak features Hard Kore
From Canoe & Kayak magazine’s 2010 Holiday Gift Guide:
“Worried your partner’s favorite paddling shades are a little dated or better suited to, say, Kenny Powers? Kaenon’s Hard Kore blends deluxe style with lightweight, high-clarity performance in this unisex, wrapped-style sunglass model boasting solid impact/scratch resistance so you won’t have to baby it, available in multiple polarized lens tints, light transmission levels, and frame colors.”
Sequence Locked and Loaded in Men's Journal
Sequence is featured in the latest issue of Men’s Journal as the sunglass for hitting the slopes.
“If you don’t like riding in goggles, then you need a pair of sunglasses that cut glare, won’t fog up and fit your sense of style. Kaenon Sequence – If you want a pair of sunglasses that perform on the slopes and look good off, the aviator-esque Sequence is a no-brainer. It doesn’t skimp on the tech specs, with polarized SR-91 lenses set into a lightweight alloy frame. A bit of curvature offers extra protection against wind, while grippy pads on the arms keep them locked in place.”
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