Hunting vs. Fishing: Can you wear the same glasses?

If you're like me, you love spending your weekends in the great outdoors, whether it's hunting in the woods or fishing by the lake. But have you ever wondered if you can use the same pair of sunglasses for both activities? Today, Fuse is diving into all the similarities and differences between hunting and fishing shades, and whether or not you can use the same pair of glasses for every excursion. 


Let's start with the good news: there are some similarities between sunglasses designed for hunting and those for fishing.


Polarized Lenses: Both hunting and fishing sunglasses often feature polarized lenses. Polarization helps reduce glare and enhances visibility on water or in the woods. Whether you're tracking a deer through the trees or trying to spot fish beneath the surface, polarized lenses can be a game changer.
UV Protection: Another common feature is UV protection. Both activities typically involve long hours outdoors, and protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays is crucial for maintaining eye health.
Durability: Sunglasses designed for outdoor activities tend to be built to withstand rough conditions. Whether it's a surprise rainstorm or an accidental drop, a good pair of outdoor sunglasses should be tough enough to handle it.



Now, let's talk about the differences that might make you think twice about wearing the same sunglasses for hunting and fishing.

Lens Color: Hunting sunglasses often have darker lens colors like brown or gray to help you blend into your surroundings. On the other hand, fishing sunglasses might have lens colors like amber or copper, which enhance contrast and allow you to see more details beneath the water's surface.


Frame Design: While both types of sunglasses should provide a secure fit, hunting sunglasses might prioritize a low profile design to avoid snagging on branches or other obstacles. Fishing sunglasses may have a more sporty or stylish frame design.

Camouflage Options: Some hunting sunglasses come in camouflage patterns to help you stay hidden in the woods. If you wear these on a fishing trip, you might look a little out of place on the boat!


Specialized Features: Depending on your specific needs, you might find specialized features in hunting or fishing sunglasses. For example, some fishing sunglasses have built in magnifiers to help you tie knots, while hunting sunglasses might have interchangeable lenses for different lighting conditions



So, Can You Wear the Same Glasses?

The answer is yes, to a degree. If you're a casual outdoorsman who enjoys both hunting and fishing on occasion, a good pair of polarized sunglasses with UV protection should serve you well for both activities. However, if you're a die hard angler or a seasoned hunter, you might want to invest in specialized eyewear tailored to each activity for the best experience. 



Well, where can I find a good pair of hunting or fishing glasses?

There's no need to spend hours searching for a good pair of hunting or fishing glasses, Fuse has got you covered. We offer an array of sporty and stylish frames that you can pair with our durable and clarifying lenses for the perfect sunglasses to fit your needs. If you love to fish, check out a pair of Egmont Arctic Wild  to see even clearer under the water. Or for the hunters, look into our Anclote Eclipse for a comfortable look that’ll help you blend into your surroundings. And if those sunnies aren’t quite your style, you can pick from any of our high quality frames and lenses to create a pair of glasses that can keep up with your lifestyle. 

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