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Maui Jim Banzai Sunglasses Review and #Giveaway

HAPPY NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY!!!
        It's really funny and he may kill me for this but Kevin is very particular about his accessories.  I am usually one of those people who does just fine with the cheap stuff and I usually try to force that on Kevin in order to save money.  He gets really annoyed by this though because you honestly get what you pay for in most things.  Sunglasses are usually one of the areas you really don't want to skimp on.


        During the summer we spend a lot of time at the pool or local beaches and also actively play on an adults softball league.  Its really important to have the whole families eyes properly protected.  A lot of people don't realize that the cheap sunglasses which are usually sold in novelty stores, contain no actual protection.  They are also made out of crappy materials so they fall apart easily.

        Maui Jim is anything but poor quality!  "In 2004, PolarizedPlus®2 technology revolutionized the sunglass market - patented, color-enhancing treatments in the form of rare earth elements were added to our lenses to really pop the colors your eye takes in."  Thankfully, they agreed to send me over two totally awesome pairs to review - Banzai and North Point styles.

        The Banzai style is listed as perfect for leisure activities such as golf.  Designed with a sporty, rimless wrap these sunglasses are unisex and can fit a variety of face shapes.  Kevin liked these but felt like they were a little thin for his liking.  He was very afraid they would break if the kids got a hold of them which is always a concern of ours since they like to wear them often!

        The North Point style is a more rugged, modified aviator frame  perfect for any activity or just sporting them around town.   Kevin loves this pair as he keeps a close watch on them (in the case of course) when they aren't on his face.  These are a very manly style which I think look just plain sexy on him!  Both style sunglasses are even treated so they are saltwater safe.

        I love their philosophy as it truly shows the Hawaiian spirit.  "Our “ohana” (Hawaiian for family) is passionate about creating the best sunglasses on the planet. Because at the end of the day, we want to see the world at its best - and we know that you do, too, no matter where you live. "

Cost/Available to Purchase:  $159  Banzai 
$279 North Point
Recommendation:   I think these are all great and really awesome quality too!  I think that if you are one of those people who buys endless pairs of sunglasses and they continuously break on you, then this is an investment to make.  I don't really see myself paying this much for a pair no matter how great they are only because I am so cheap!
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Twitter: @OfficialMauiJim

Giveaway:  Maui Jim is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers a pair of Banzai of their own!  This is part of the Swim Sun & Fun Event going on right now.

Giveaway #2:  Maui Jim is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers a pair of North Point of their own!  This will be part of the "Where's the Sun Dude?!" Giveaway event beginning 7/4/13

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46 comments:

  1. My husband has a pair he covets them (haha) My son would love a pair but can't afford them in prescription, they used to be made in the USA, are they still?

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  2. Count me in - I would love to enter to win: jenlessad@gmail.com Thanks for a chance! I was looking for an entry form, but assumes it was thru this post that you could win! Have a fun day

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  3. Always wanted a pair of Maui Jim's :) Count me in!!
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  4. I used to buy the cheap sunglasses but I would end up going through 5 pairs a summer. I finally got a nice pair and have had them almost a year (the longest I've ever owned a pair!). These Maui glasses look awesome.

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  5. They look like they are great at wrapping around the face, so that eyes are really protected from multiple angles.

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  6. I have been a fan of Maui Jim's for the last 10 years--the cut down so there is NO glare--especially out on the water! hoping to win another pair! :)

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  7. My boyfriend is like your husband in that he does not skimp when it comes to sunglasses. I really like the Banzai, I think he would like those. He does not mind when I save money on some things but other's are worth the money u spend, as they last longer and work better. :)

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  8. These glasses look awesome. I have never owned a pair of quality sunglasses, just the cheapy ones from the dollar store or wal-mart.

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  9. You are right about you get what you pay for any this company sounds like they have it all together thinking about your eyes and style for people this is what makes a great company and makes people what to buy from them

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  10. My friend who is on a fixed income need a new pair of sunglasses. Hope I win so that I can make her day.

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  11. We have that bad habit of buying cheep sunglasses that always end up broken too. My husband could really use a nice pair of sunglasses and these look like a good pair.

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  12. This would be a great 20th anniversary gift to give to my husband. He has never bought really good sun glasses before. The Maui Jim Banzai Sun glasses sound great.

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  13. I bought my daughter a pair of Maui Jims for her birthday, after doing extensive research for the best sunglasses I could possibly afford. After reading numerous reviews, Maui Jim won hands down. They have not disappointed. My daughter absolutely loves them! She is a commercial driver, so a good pair of sunglasses is crucial. She says they are the best sunglasses she has ever owned.

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  14. I'd love a pair of Maui Jims! I never realized the big deal about polarized sunglasses, until I took a trip to Maui and got to see polarized lenses in action- It's like magic when you look into the surf and can see the reef, and even fish and turtles swimming that you otherwise cannot see with the naked eye. It'll be a long time before I ever see Maui again, but I would settle for a pair of Maui Jims in the meantime ;)

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  15. My husband has a pair of Maui Jims and he loves them. He is a an avid golfer, so he is out in the sun a lot and needs the protection!

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  16. I've always only bought cheap-o sunglasses, but these look so nice I may be tempted to actually spend some money on some for once!

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  17. They look very stylish! I'm looking for a new pair for my husband since the kids broke his.

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  18. These are so cool looking! My husband hasn't found a pair he will wear, so maybe he'll consider these.

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  19. Those are some really high-quality shades. I wish I could afford them. That would be an excellent gift for my hubs for his 30th birthday. diesel_had_my_baby@yahoo.com

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  20. Even though the pictures show your man wearing these, I am sure they would look great on a woman, too - like me!

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  21. I have a pair of Maui Jims and they are wonderful!! I have sensitive eyes and they do a great job of protecting from the sun. My husband could really use a pair of these sunglasses.

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  22. Whenever I get new glasses they always disappear and I find them on my family members faces, lol. If I win these I will keep them under lock and key, lol! :)

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  23. Great review! my husband would look great in these!

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  24. These are some of the coolest sunglasses I've seen! I bet they'd look good on a woman, too.

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  25. These are some of the coolest sunglasses! They would look great on my surfer brother!

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  26. How awesome that they sent you two different styles to review. I found that if I pay more for something I am much more careful with it instead of thinking that if was so inexpensive it is no big deal. I think I have ended up saving money on some things this way. I would really love a pair of these quality sunglasses. I am getting to the age that is showing the damage from the sun living in Florida has done and I should be protecting my eyes better than I have been.

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  27. I would really love to have a pair of Maui Jims! My parents both have some and they are of amazing quality! I really love sunglasses and these would go nicely with my others!

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  28. I am thrilled to learn of these high quality sunglasses. I really need the protection (as we all do). I had a skin cancer removed from the area between the corner of my eye and my nose. I've learned cheap sunglasses are not protection. I would be so excited to win these.

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  29. These look like great glasses - I like that they wrap around a little for more sun protection

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  30. I am still so in love with these glasses - I hope I win them for my husband!

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  31. As my 10 yearold nephew would say, these glasses are "lookin' goooood!"

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  32. I love the look of these glasses!My husband has a birthday coming up soon,and these would make a wonderful gift.I love that they offer a great protection from the harmful rays!

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  33. What a great way to look good while protecting your eyes from UV rays!

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  34. I would really like my husband to wear sunglasses - these sunglasses - to protect his eyes.

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  35. The sun is shining so bright today that having these glasses for my husband would be sweet!

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  36. I've been wearing $5 sunglasses for so long that I forgot what wearing real ones are like. These look so slick that traffic would stop when I wear them.

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  37. These are such great-looking glasses! I hope to win them for my brother or husband.

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  38. My husband has a birthday coming up,and this would be a great gift for him.His old sunglasses has some scratches on them,and he doesn't wear them much now.These look like the they would very nice.

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  39. My Husband has wanted a pair of "Good" Sunglasses for quite awhile, these fit the bill!

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  40. I like the North Point style a little better, but they both look great.

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  41. I think that this brand has one of the best looking styles of sunglasses that I have gotten to see

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  42. These sunglasses look very nice. Thanks for the interesting and informative review!

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