The Pentire sunglasses model is made from recycled trawl nets and lines and is paired with polarised mineral glass lenses, offering complete sustainability and ultimate UVA/UVB 400 protection. The rectangular frame is unisex and suits medium and large-sized faces.
Waterhaul’s Pentire frames are Italian engineered and hand-finished. Made with 0% virgin plastics, from 100% recycled polypropylene nets and lines, which are the most abundant form of ghost gear they find on our shores.
The matte slate grey finish alludes to the materials' origins as ocean plastic and is supported by ultra-durable five-barrel hinges.
Their frames are covered by the Waterhaul ‘Recycle and Replace’ lifetime guarantee – damaged frames can go back into the plastic recycling loop to create new pairs.
Waterhaul are supplied by Barberini, regarded as the producer of the world's best optical quality lenses - famous for producing opticals for the likes as Maui Jim.
They use glass lenses, over cheaper plastic lenses for three key reasons:
Optical Quality - Mineral glass has by far the greatest optical clarity of all lens materials, with an Abbe value of 59 (vs. 32 for polycarbonate).
Sustainability - Recycled plastic lenses do not exist. Glass is infinitely recyclable, and doesn't produce microplastics when cut to shape.
Scratch Resistance - Our sunglasses are designed for the beach, which means sand - the enemy of most sunglasses. Their chemically hardened polarised glass is substantially more scratch-resistant than other lenses, and exceeds all international impact resistance tests.
Overall size guide:
Medium - Large. Rectangular unisex frame that fits a broad range of face shapes.
Frame width: 140 mm
Lens width: 55.5 mm
Frame height: 52 mm
Bridge width: 21 mm
Arm length: 145 mm
As this is an initial run Waterhaul cannot currently offer prescription lens with the Pentire model.
Waterhaul work with a Cornish optical lab to offer a full range of RX options on other models in the range. They can produce almost any type of lens and cater for non-standard requests, please contact them to discuss your options.
Delivery to: UK, EU, USA, Can, Aus, NZ