Maui Jim Kumu Sunglasses
- 8 base curve offers excellent eye coverage and protection from the elements
- Maui Jim’s most advanced lens material that features optics nearly as clear as glass
- Saddle style fixed bridge with embedded nose pads
- Extremely strong frame material without hinges for ultimate flexibility
- Medium to large fit
Our view: Brilliant by name, brilliant by nature. The Maui Brilliant lens in the Kumu provides ultimate optical clarity without the bulk of carrying around a glass lens. Bulk is also limited as much in the frame, with a pioneering hingeless design to make the Kumu flexible and pretty much unbreakable!
Inspired by the excellence of Maui Jim's most advanced prescription lens material, MauiBrilliant, Kumu is the flexible frame that any active consumer needs. Best complementing medium sized faces, Kumu's superior lightweight frame allows for extreme comfort and superior lens coverage for all day wear. - Maui Jim
Beta-titanium bridge and endpiece with beta-titanium temple core and rubber sleeves. Capable of accommodating a range of head shapes and sizes.
Shape and Fit
The model has a modified square shape. Hingeless temples make them frames lightweight and felxible.
Base Curve 8: This is a wrapped shape with the lenses sitting closer to the eyes to maximise coverage and protection from sunlight, glare, water and dust.
Bridge: Saddle-style, fixed bridge with embedded nose pads.
This model includes a wicker clamshell hard case for safe storage and a large cleaning cloth pouch.
Lens Material: Maui Brilliant®
Maui Jim’s most advanced lens material that features optics nearly as clear as glass with just one- third of the weight. A perfect choice for prolonged use around areas where optical clarity is a must. The Maui Brilliant lenses now allow compromise to be eradicated with wonderful clarity coupled with the bonus of a lightweight lens, something that causes some drawbacks with a glass 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 actually cause 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.
The design of Maui Jim's original Bi-Gradient Mirror was inspired by Inuit snow goggles. A reflective surface at the top and bottom of the lens squints for you to relax the eyes.
Intense light from direct sunlight above and from reflected glare below are both dampened by the Bi-Gradient Mirror. This lens treatment is perfectly suited to strong sun conditions.
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 Kumu are as follows: