Ok, so the middle of winter isn’t necessarily the time you will be looking for some new sunglasses. However, with wet roads and the low sun, it is just as easy to become dazzled at this time of year as it is in summer, plus everyone looks cool in sunnies and it will detract from the extra chins you gained over Christmas.

The Lava Tube from Maui Jim is one of their newest styles, named after the stunning Lava Tubes in Hawaii, it may seem unconventional to name a pair of sunglasses after the only place in Hawaii you won’t need protection from the sun, however they are both beautiful in their own way, so we will let it slide. These glasses have a squared aviator design that will suit ‘medium face shapes’, which we will take to mean most face shapes (or at least everyone in our office). We received the MAUI Sunrise lenses with the Satin Sepia frames, but they are also available in Black Matte, Satin Dark Gunmetal and Gold Matte. The frame is constructed from a strong and lightweight titanium to ensure flexibility and daylong comfort. They also have Maui Jim’s most advanced and lightest lens material: the MauiBrilliant, featuring optics nearly as clear as glass but with just one third of the weight. The pink mirror coating creates a striking and stylish look whilst also enhancing the colour and clarity of the world around you.

Maui Jim recommend this design for fast action activities like knock and run or less anti-social activities (well, that’s how we interpreted it). The Eye measures up at 57mm with a 17mm double bridge and 145mm temples with three-barrel optical hinges, the nose pads are adjustable and have a non-slip finish. Like all Maui Jim’s, they come with a high-quality protective clam style hard case as well as a colourful soft micro-fibre cloth case that doubles up as a lens cleaner. These gorgeous glasses will protect you from UV light, glare and the fashion police, whilst giving you a warm rose-tinted outlook on the world. RRP $299

5 out of 5

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Ultra-light weight

Comfortable all day long


Provides colour enhanced clarity

Four colour combinations available

Protective hard case and soft case/lens cleaner