Designer Collection by
Inspired by Kahuna, a highly trained expert in an ancient and distinctly Hawaiian craft. Canoe-making. Fishing. Healing. And yes, even surfing. A Maui Jim bestseller for more than 15 years, and a true classic that will stand the test of time.
- Perfect for: Outdoor activities or a little beachside rejuvenation - lens treatments and frames are saltwater safe
- Design: A bold, modified aviator wrap that offers generous coverage for protection against wind, blowing sand and debris
- Shape: Refined rectangular frame complements a range of facial shapes
- Care: Maui Jim case and cleaning cloth included
- Material: Monel metal, an extremely strong, corrosion-resistant alloy; with adjustable, metal-core cellulose acetate temple tips for flexibility
- Finishing Treatment: Smooth metal, for a strong look and feel; contrasting temple tips feature a sophisticated tortoise shell pattern
- Hinge: Anti-corrosive spring that provides flexibility offering a secure, comfortable fit for various face shapes and sizes
- Bridge: A saddle-style, double-brow crossbar with non-slip, silicone nose pads for comfort
Please contact an eye care professional for prescription availability for this style. Rx availability varies by style.
- *Companion case included with each frame.
- *Micro-fiber cleaning cloth included with each order.
- *Note: Not available for sale outside USA.
full sun to overcast
High Transmission lenses work hard when distance counts. With the highest usable light transmission, HT technology balances contrast and depth of field for crisper details during varying conditions.
full sun to overcast
For everyday variable conditions, from full sun to overcast. Provides excellent contrast. Great if you love a warm, subtle bronze tint.
bright, direct sun
Perfect for especially bright, direct sunlight. Offers rich color and contrast along with the highest available light production, unlike ordinary grey lenses that flatten light evenly across the spectrum.
In every pair of Maui Jims you’ll find our patented, color-infused lens technology that wipes out 99.9% of glare, 100% harmful UV and boosts color via specially designed lens treatments. So your view is clearer, with crisper contrast and amazing brilliance.
Sizing and Details
|Frame Width||145mm - 5 3/4 in|
|Nose Bridge||19mm - 3/4 in|
|Temple Arm||135mm - 5 1/4 in|
|Horizontal Lens||59mm or 2 3/8 in|
|Vertical Lens||37mm - 1 1/2 in|
12 Product Reviews
Bifocal is essentially useless
The sunglasses themselves are very good, but the pictures on this website are very deceptive. Gives the appearance the bifocal part is larger, when in fact they are positioned so low, you cannot see unless you tilt your head back and look completely down. I got these thinking I might read books on the beach, but you are likely to injure you neck or strain your eyes if you tried this. They also do not extend across the entire lense, so there is only a very small area to see through, so no looking down to the side, only down, and again you will need to tilt your head back. Do not get these if you are thinking you will do prolonged reading outside, they are only good for a quick glance down (at best), maybe at a menu. Frankly, these reviews not to point this out, makes me question the voracity.
Staff Response: The height of the bifocal can be raised with by a minor tweak of the nose pads. An illustration should have been included with your order. The bifocal size is actually the standard for Rx bifocals. Maui Jim offers only this configuration. Reading with bifocals indeed does involve a short adaptation and slight head movement to read newspaper width material. Please know if you are not fully pleased we are happy to offer full return option for a full 30 days.
DR Location: Vienna, VA March 28, 2017
Light weight, great lenses.
david french Location: Billings, MT December 19, 2016
Bought these for hubby. They are light weight and fit his large size head very well. He is very happy with them. Would definitely recommend.
Holly Zellmer Location: Baton Rouge, LA June 14, 2016
Love the Readers
Love the Maui Jim Kahuna 162 Bifocal Sun Readers - Very nice looking, and excellent for working outside
Amy Location: Chattanooga, TN May 24, 2016
The Mercedes of sunglasses!
By far THE best pair of sunglasses I have ever owned, and I have owned a bunch of them. Excellent clarity, durable yet comfortable design, great coverage of the eye, and of course very nice design.
UPDATE: Been having for two years and two months now. Really bummed that the lenses were ruined because i got suntan lotion on them!. Sent back to MJ today(two months out of warranty!) I'll report back as to how they handle this.
Steve Kissee Location: Harahan, LA December 02, 2015
I wish they could make full of half way of the sunglass. That would be much more comfortable to read at any circumstance.
WVL Location: Seattle washington July 31, 2015
Best I've ever owned
I own 2 other Maui Jim bifocal readers as well as a few other brands and these are the best I have ever tried on. After wearing them bonefishing for 10 days and a month of driving I am more impressed than when I purchased them.
MHM Location: Michigan May 11, 2015
Lenses are of high quality which I believe are better then the plastic lenses in most other glasses.
Donald Taylor Location: Jupiter, FL October 25, 2014
Great glasses but not for me
maui Jim\\'s are perfect for working or playing in the sun.. extreme polarization reduces all glare and make life easy for your eyes.. but they didn\\'t suit my needs.. I am older and need bifocals to read and see my phone display .. teh MJ\\'s were so good at reducing glare it was very difficult to read my phone while wearing them .. I\\'ll just have to live with worse glasses .. the curse of getting old
David Location: Redondo beach August 26, 2013
I have been wearing Maui Jim Kahunas for several years and like the bifocals I purchased here. Would like them better if they were transition glasses better but these are acceptable. The frames I purchase from Sun Glasses Hut are darker even they are called gun metal. Not sure why yours are lighter almost silver.
Brent T. Bowling Location: Winston-Salem, NC June 29, 2013