Quick Take: Costa Sunglasses, from EssilorLuxottica, has launched Corbina Pro, a performance upgraded version of its legacy Corbina design.
Specifics: The Corbina Pro is equipped with Costa’s polarized 580 glass lens technology, which provides clarity and color enhancement. Scratch-resistant lenses reduce haze and blur, while boosting essential colors for definition. The frame is built with Costa’s proprietary bio resin, which is also lightweight and durable. In addition, the new Pro frame features eyewire drains and sweat management channels to move sweat away from the eyes, Hydrolite grip on the nose, a fully adjustable and ventilated nose pad, hooding and side shields and metal keeper slots.
Selling Point: John Acosta, Costa Sunglasses vice president of marketing NA, said, “Bass is one of our largest communities of anglers. With Corbina being so beloved in the bass community, it was a no-brainer to add it to our Pro collection and launch it right before the tour season. We’re always looking at ways to support the bass community - from making the best performance sunglasses for the water to conserving the resources within. That is the motivation behind our super successful Costa Compete + Conserve program - rewarding anglers for wearing Costa and raising money for freshwater conservation efforts. When anglers win, they get to choose one of five conservation partners for Costa to donate to. We hope to see more Costa anglers wearing the PRO Series on the podium this year.” Justin Lucas, Costa Pro and two-time Major League Fishing Champion, said, “Corbina has been my go-to frame for a while now. I always joke that even if I didn’t have them on, you could tell they’re my favorites just by my Costa tan… The Pro Series has been a game changer. Having the added features to my favorite frames has been the best of both worlds.” Costa debuted its Pro series in 2021 with the Blackfin Pro and Fintail Pro. The collection is now made up of six Pro styles.