Maui Jim Kaupo Gap Sunglasses
- Lightweight thin injected Nylon frame
- Retro double bridge design with adjustable, non-slip silicone nose pads
- Maui Evolution lens gives great balance of clarity and strength
- Glare-beating and UV protective PolarizedPlus2® lens technology
- Suitable for a medium adult fit
Our view: The Kaupo Gap is an extremely lightweight yet durable frame aimed at someone with a medium face shape. This frame is the perfect option for an active lifestyle yet still being suited to day to day use.
Kaupo Gap combines a staple aviator silhouette with a thin injected nylon frame that is as light as a feather. Paired with Maui Jim’s most advanced lens material, MauiBrilliant, its features are designed for longer wear time and superior clarity. - Maui Jim
Nylon: These fashionable frames have the added benefit of being exceptionally light. chemically resistant and extremely flexible and comfortable.
Shape and Fit
This adapation of the pilot-style shape complements smaller to medium faces particularly well.
Base Curve 6: This flatter shape gives a fashionable, edgy look to the sunglasses with the lenses sitting further away from the eyes.
Silicone Temple Tips and Nose Pads: Silicone elements maximise fitting comfort and reduce the risk of the frame slipping or sliding out of place.
This model includes a wicker, clamshell hard case for safe storage and a microfibre cloth for lens cleaning.
Lens Material: Maui Evolution
When you need an everyday lens for your active life, look to the lens that fuses the best properties of SuperThin glass and polycarbonate. Extremely lightweight. Scratch- and impact-resistant. Patented lens treatments bring the worlds true colors to life. With the high-performance optics you need to keep up with your outdoor sports.
A proprietary, silicone-based hard coat that protects your lenses. Glass is naturally scratch resistant but MauiPure®, Maui Evolution® and polycarbonate lenses perform better longer with the added durability of our optically correct CLEARSHELL®. Applied to the front and back of the lens.
Maui Jim lenses block 100% of all harmful UV rays, giving the eyes essential protection from damage and long-term health risks. Sunglasses which do not provide UV protection can actuallycause greater damage because they shade the eye, causing the pupil to dilate and allow in more UV rays.
Maui Jim fuse their premium polarising film into the lens itself. This results in superior precision, absolute clarity and a near complete elimination of glare reflected from any flat, smooth or shiny surface.
PolarizedPlus2® delivers the highest level of efficiency in blocking horizontal glare. Known as the most common glare, horizontal glare is reflected from any flat, smooth or shiny surface.
Developed as a stylish alternative to the Bi-Gradient Mirror, this lens features a darker application at the top that gradually becomes lighter moving down the lens.
This means the appropriate amount of light is allowed to filter through certain areas, while less light filters through in places where protection is paramount.
Just as glare can affect the view in front of you, "bounce-back" glare from behind can cause the eyes to strain and impair your view of the world.
A patented, essential anti-reflective lens treatment on the inner surface of the lens blocks reflected light and glare from behind, enhancing clarity and eliminating eye fatigue.
Every Maui Jim lens is designed to provide a winning combination of clarity, shading, glare reduction and contrast enhancement to provide vision in the truest and clearest colours possible. Maui Jim's PolarizedPlus2® lenses enhance the colours your eyes absorb, so you see vibrant, saturated colours with a higher contrast and greater depth perception. Here's a taste of the difference in vision you can expect from a Maui Jim lens. These images are not retouched.
- Intense sunglight washes out colours
- High levels of glare cause squinting and make vision uncomfortable
- No contrast enhancement means subtle differences in terrain are more difficult to spot
- Shading helps to maintain a richness of colour
- Polarising filter and mirrors block discomforting glare for all-day comfortable wear
- Contrast enhancement makes colours “pop” and accentuates relief
Dimensions for the Maui Jim Kaupo Gap are as follows: