Kaenon Hard Kore

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Have the Kaenon Hard Kore with the Y35 yellow lenses…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $50 used

Have the Kaenon Hard Kore with the Y35 yellow lenses and like them pretty well. They're lightweight for the size and are pretty big, offering a lot of coverage — these are not sleek by any means. I have a large face/head so the fit is really good for me.

The yellow lenses aren't very dark but provide great color contrast and clarity.  You can also get them in the copper and gray lenses if you want darker.  Kaenon's polarization is excellent (the best I've found) and their lenses are really clear and pretty good at resisting scratches. Their stuff is made to last and will endure whatever you throw at them.

These have a comfortable wrap design and sit really snug on my face. The grip pads on the nose and ear pieces do a good job of keeping them in place. These are truly active-wear shades both in function and in look.

One complaint is that sometimes a little bit of light seems to get in from behind the lenses, causing some subtle reflections onto the inside of the lenses. At first I thought I was seeing some tiny scratches on the lenses, but it was actually the reflection of my eyeballs back onto the inside of the lenses.

I've owned 4 other Kaenon models and have never had that happen, so I think it's unique to the Hard Kores and perhaps due to the lenses being frameless on the lower portion. It's very subtle and not a big deal, but it earns these second place rank behind my Kaenon Jettys for active-wear.

Overall the Hard Kores are winners. Lightweight, great optics, big coverage, durable, and they stay in place. Not my favorites but certainly not bad, and they'll get plenty of use.

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The Kaenon Hard Kore is the result of innovative materials and a "function first" focus. It is the ultimate performance product for today's athlete and sports enthusiast. This fresh design is lightweight, incredibly durable, and intuitively integrates with the natural form of the wearer's head shape while accommodating different facial features. Kaenon lenses speak for themselves by being 3 times clearer, 3 times harder to scratch, and the polarized lenses filter 3 times more glare, than poly carbonate lenses.

- CampSaver.com

The result of innovative materials and a "function first" focus, HARD KORE™ is the ultimate performance product for today’s athlete and sports enthusiast. A testament to the company’s commitment to Luxury Performance™ design and engineering, HARD KORE is

- Teton Village Sports

The ultralight Hard Kore Sunglasses give you the clarity and protection of Kaenon's ground-breaking polarized SR-91 lens and a fit designed for active lifestyles. The SR-91 lens provides the durable lightweight strength of polycarbonate lenses and the clarity of a glass lens, giving you unparalleled feel and vision. Kaenon's Variflex rubber temple tips provide solid purchase on your head, which keeps the Hard Kore Sunglasses exactly where they need to be no matter how much you move, jog, or jump.

- Backcountry Outlet

Kaenon might not feel like a brand name that's on the tip of everyone's tongue, but for those who prefer sunglasses with supreme construction and the highest-quality materials, Kaenon is a well-known entity in the world of optics. Kaenon offers a range of performance sunglasses for running, boating, and biking, but when it comes to choosing just one, the Hard Kore Sunglasses are the flagship model that many reach for again and again. Lenses, fit, and frame design separate these sunglasses from the rest of the pack, and each is designed for a fast-moving lifestyle. SR-91 plastic gives the lenses razor-ship image quality, durability superior to that of polycarbonate, and a weight that's lighter than glass. The semi-rimless frame is made of TR-90, a material with a slight flex but rock-solid durability. And the fit is close and secure thanks to thick, contoured temple arms with a streamlined sweep, and nose and temple pads that resist sweat and moisture to keep these shades in place. Run trail, paddle on your longboard, or hammer out some singletrack on your bike, it's all the same to the eyes behind the Hard Kore. Kaenon's Hard Kore sunglasses are part of the Performance collection. More technical than Kaenon's Lifestyle collection sunglasses, the Performance collection shades offer the most attention to detail, closest fit, and performance-oriented designs. Within this collection, the Hard Kore sunglasses offer the most universal fit and style of the Kore series, which also includes the larger Kore and smaller Soft Kore shades.

- Backcountry.com

Kaenon Hard Kore - Copper 12 - Closeout - The result of innovative materials and a "function first" focus, HARD KORE(TM) is the ultimate performance sunglass. A testament to the company's commitment to Kore Performance(TM) design and engineering, HARD KORE is the next evolution of the brand's award-winning KORE(TM) model. This fresh design is lightweight, incredibly durable, and intuitively integrates with the natural form of the wearer's head shape while accommodating different facial features. Variflex Security Variflex ear grips & nose pads provide maximum fit & security. Various Lens Options HARD KORE is available in a full range of lens tints and LTLs for any light condition. Midsize Unisex Frame The midsize unisex frame is a great fit for both men and women with medium to full faces. HARD KORE comes with a micro-fiber cleaning bag and protective case. Measurements A: 63mm B: 42mm Bridge: 16mm Temple: 145mm Frame Width: 142mm A is the width of the lens B is the height of the lens Bridge is the distance between lenses Temple is the overall length of the side Frame width is the overall width of the front of the sunglasses

- Massey's Outfitters