OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE — Kaenon Polarized, the Southern California-based source for the most advanced, high-performance optics on the planet, continues its signature evolution by announcing its 2008 collection as of Tuesday, April 2.
Combining superior optics and forward-thinking design, the company has created the most fashionable sunglasses for sport performance available. Kaenon’s ’08 Collection highlights include eight original frames for men and women all wrapped around Kaenon’s revolutionary and patented SR-91® polarized lens technology. SR-91 introduces wearers to an unparalleled view that features the crisp optics of glass in an ultra-lightweight, impact-resistant lens.
(All styles available April 11, 2008, unless noted)
KABIN™ — Beneath the surface of this simple classic of go-anywhere design lies a space-age soul thanks to the performance of the SR-91 polarized lenses. KABIN’s high-tech story continues with the universal, unisex frames, molded from TR-90, a cutting-edge nylon-based material engineered for strength, flexibility and memory retention. Discreet Variflex™ nose pads insure a secure fit to match your level of play. Taken together, KABIN brings all-day comfort and incredible vision to any game in town or on the water. RX adaptable; Kaenon Polarized Grey 12 or Copper 12 lens color options (Best for bright light conditions); Custom Lens Tints available for nominal charge; Frames available in Black or Tortoise; Retail price: $199
LEWI™ — For proof that big style can exist in a lightweight, no-compromise package, slip the LEWI over your eyes. You’ll enjoy maximum coverage from sun, wind, and debris, plus unprecedented vision through Kaenon’s game-changing SR-91 polarized lenses and sophisticated frame design. The sweeping curve of the durable injection-molded TR-90 frames and ergonomically engineered paddle-shaped temple tips keep the fit close to the head with maximum comfort. Add the buried Variflex nose pads and you get unmatched comfort and better all-around performance on the street or field of play. RX adaptable; Kaenon Polarized Grey 12 or Copper 12 lens color options (Best for bright light conditions); Custom Lens Tints available for nominal charge; Frames available in Black, Tobacco, or Black Pearl; Retail price: $209
BATON™ — As the name implies, Kaenon created the compact and unisex BATON to be grabbed for any and all of life’s great adventures, big and small. This capability starts with Kaenon’s SR-91 high-performance polarized lenses which are shaped to completely protect the eyes from glare, wind, and debris, and offer wearers a superior degree of visibility. Kaenon then swaddles the lenses in an ultra-light, super-strong yet flexible TR-90 frame beautifully engineered with a narrower fit that enhances smaller to medium size face shapes while its tall temples reduce glare. Load-spreading temple tips promise a smoother fit thanks to improved load distribution. Inlaid Variflex nose pads help keep the BATON locked to your head. The end result are optics that look as luxurious as they perform. RX adaptable: Kaenon Polarized Grey 12 (G12) and Copper 12 (C12) lens color depends on frame color; Custom Lens Tints available for nominal charge; Frames
SPINDLE – The epitome of less-is-more comes through in Kaenon’s all-new SPINDLE SERIES, a highly sophisticated family of featherweight, retro-inspired, semi-rimless metal frames available in three distinctive SR-91 polarized lens shapes: The soft rounded corners of the S1 sync nicely with a conservative look; the harder edges of the S2 offer greater coverage and an edgier feel; and the S3 is Kaenon’s modern reinvention of the classic aviator. Along with the refined frames, the SPINDLE SERIES comes packed with Kaenon’s industry-leading commitment to high-quality details such as durable single-spring hinges, silicone no-slip nose pads and Variflex rubber temple tips for unmatched comfort and secure fit. Put them on and you’ll forget you’re wearing them.
RX adaptable; Kaenon Polarized Grey 12 and Copper 12 lens color options (Best for bright light conditions); Custom Lens Tints available for nominal charge; Frames available in Black Chrome or Antique Copper; Retail price: $299 [AVAILABLE IN MAY]
BURNY™ — This frame embodies Kaenon’s progressive and performance-minded take on classic style. BURNY’s state-of-the-art features include high-quality TR-90 frames and Kaenon’s signature 8-base SR-91 lenses for razor sharp optical clarity, unsurpassed glare reduction and light weight. No-slip Variflex nose pads keep the frames in place. Kaenon then dressed the BURNY with distinctive temples and Kaenon’s custom stainless-steel hinges and logo detailing to produce a stylish men’s and women’s piece that’s at home in any environment.
RX adaptable; Kaenon Polarized Grey 12 and Copper 12 lens color options (Best for bright light conditions); Custom Lens Tints available for nominal charge; Frames available in Black or Vintage Tortoise; Retail price: $229
LEILA™ — Thanks to the LEILA, fashionable women no longer have to sacrifice premium optics and comfort for sexy style. Kaenon’s hallmark approach to design and quality produced this Italian-crafted piece with authentic Kaenon details such as inlaid Variflex nose pads to securely cradle the nose, durable stainless-steel hardware, and SR-91 polarized lenses which, with their light weight, deliver incredible coverage that you can comfortably wear all day. Welcome to Luxury Performance. RX adaptable: Kaenon Polarized Grey 12 (G12) and Copper 12 (C12) lens color (Best for bright light conditions) depends on frame color; Custom Lens Tints available for nominal charge; Frames available in Black (G12), Ivory (C12), along with a fresh feminine color palette of Tobacco/Olive Fade (G12), Black Opal (G12), and Almond (C12); Retail price: $239
CALAIS™ — CALAIS features enough sophisticated street appeal to last long past sundown with elegant lines and distinctive inlays on the temples. The slightly oversized design enhances the look of a wide variety of men’s and women’s faces and delivers all the optical performance that marks a Kaenon piece: SR-91 polarized lenses for superior optical clarity, contrast, depth perception and light weight; strong yet flexible TR-90 injection-molded frames; subtle no-slip nose pads; and enduring Italian craftsmanship. RX adaptable; Available in Black with Kaenon Polarized Grey 12 lens color (Best for bright light conditions); Custom Lens Tints available for nominal charge; Retail price: $249 [AVAILABLE IN MAY]
ZAZA™ — The new ZAZA is “contemporary-vintage” defined. Crafted in Italy for the fashion-conscious woman looking for the ultimate in luxury performance, the oversize ZAZA design features retro-inspired bold and boxy lines outfitted with the world’s best lenses, Kaenon’s SR-91 wrapped 8-base optics, which deliver unbelievable visual clarity, unprecedented glare reduction, phenomenal depth perception, and true color contrast. Best of all, this richly colored throwback classic style is surprisingly and pleasingly light. All-day wearability and comfort comes from no-slip nose pads and lightweight, form-fitting frames. RX adaptable; Kaenon Polarized Grey 12 and Copper 12 lens color options (Best for bright light conditions); Custom Lens Tints available for nominal charge; Frames available in Black or Tortoise; Retail price: $239