Gear Review: Costa Lightweight Metal Frames

What is it?

Costa Lightweight Metal Frames

What sets it apart?

Costa introduces new metal styles that are among the lightest aluminum frames available. These frames boast enhanced performance features such as ultra-strong, lightweight titanium frames with castor seed Bio-Resin and Hydrolite temple tips. Each of the four new unisex metal frames are fitted with Costa’s 580 polycarbonate lenses in various color options including gray, blue mirror, gray silver mirror, green mirror, copper silver mirror and sunrise silver mirror.

How do I use it?

The Turret is the smallest and lightest of the new metal frames. This one weighs 9.47 grams and offers a medium frame with a full rim. Helo weighs 9.78 grams and offers a large fit with back-chassis, which creates a rimless look with the strength of a top bar. Offering an extra-large fit, the Skimmer (9.48 grams) and Pilothouse (10.91 grams) frames are the largest of the new metals.

How much?

$219 to $239

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Angler’s insight:

Costa enjoys a well-established reputation for blending style, comfort and performance. Keeping in step, the new lightweight metal frames feature over-injected and adjustable temple tips; air-cushion, full-motion nose pads; textured rubber temple pads for grip; and internal spring hinges for added performance and comfort. Each frame is paired with Costa’s 580 color-enhancing lenses, which selectively filter out harsh yellow light for high contrast and definition and absorb high-energy blue light to cut haze and enhance sharpness.