Want the Best Fishing Sunglasses? Confused by All Those Lens Colors?

Confused by All Those Lens Colors?

These Smart Polarized Fishing Sunglasses Always Pick the Best Lens Color… So That You Don’t Have To

Discover how smart color lenses are crushing traditional sunglasses for fishing, hunting, and driving.

"I am able to see many more fish that were invisible to me before."
— William Harrison, USA

The One Major Flaw All Lens Colors Have

Think about it, even in sunny Australia…

Light conditions on the water change during the day

Let alone in places like the UK, where the weather is unpredictable.

Unfortunately, …

Traditional color lenses are dumb:

  • Yellow, amber, and rose colors make your eyes squint as soon as the sun comes out…
  • Copper, brown, and gray are too dark in low light (dawn, dusk, or on overcast days).

In other words:

You could spend $100, $150, or even $200 on fishing sunglasses, and still only have a pair that fails you half the time.

But now you can save your money because…

Sanofan smart fishing sunglasses fix the #1 lens color flaw once and for all… 

While boosting polarization at the same time.

Want to know how it works?

Let me explain…

From Low light to Full Sunglight

The Only Fishing Sunglasses for All Weather Conditions

Sanofan fishing sunglasses with smart FluidTint polarized lenses have the two most effective lens colors already backed in:

Each FluidTint lens contains millions of specialized particles that absorb energy from the sun to change color from amber to copper.

This is called a photochromic reaction, and as a result…

FluidTint lenses adapt automatically—on autopilot—depending on changing light conditions... so that you can focus on the fish.

Enjoy perfect vision over the FULL range of sunlight. (Please wait a few seconds for the video to load.)

Perfect Vision Over the Full Range of Sunlight

Your Secret Weapon on the Water

  1. 1
    The color change has allowed me to see into places in the water I didn’t know were there!
    Tom Stiers, USA
  2. 2
    Once it became cloudy, my other glasses were virtually useless, but my Sanofans changed color and I could still see clearly through the water.
    Eric S., USA
  3. 3
    The changing lenses are awesome and become dark enough for the brightest sun.
    Robert Hollister, USA
  4. 4
    I could see my bait under water at 10 - 15 yards. Actually watched fish come up and take the bait.
    Phillip Fontana, USA
  5. 5
    It's like the waters not even there, crystal clear to the bottom.
    Brian Burns, USA
  6. 6
    I was able to see fish cruising around perfectly just before dark.
    Gary P., Australia

Big Style on and off the Water

Amber in the Shade. Copper in the Sun

Color-changing and polarization technology combined in a single lens

Superior Polarization

Glare-removal equal to Costa Del Mar 580P lenses

Widescreen Experience

Wrap around frame that fully covers your eyes without sticking to your face

Fit Like a Glove

Self-adjusting temples arms, adjustable temple tips and nose piece. Sanofans fit every head shape perfectly.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 187 reviews
Richard Hood (London, ENG, GB)

Great value. As good as more expensive offerings.

James Brignolo (Ft. Pierce, FL, US)
Great Glasses

I’ve had Costa Del Mar polarized sunglasses at $200.00, and other name brand polarized sunglasses ranging from $20-$50 and all were good for my fishing applications, I tend to loose, scratch, or break my glasses, so I went with the lower end glasses which I felt were sufficient for my needs. I was do for new glasses and read about Sanofan on line and the technology behind these glasses sounded impressive and for the price I decided to take a chance and bought 2 pair. 2 days ago I went fishing and was blown away by the clarity of these glasses. I saw fish and structure more clearly than any of my other sunglasses. If you’re looking too out-style your fellow fisherman, then by all means, spend $200-$400 on glasses; but if you’re looking for quality glasses at a “VERY GOOD” price, you “CAN NOT” beat these glasses.

Chris Searles (Rotherham, ENG, GB)
Even better than expected

Have previously used Smith optics, but decided to give these a go for my recent trip Salmon fishing in Scotland. They are excellent, real clarity in all lights. Just enough tint to give protection but more than enough to provide an excellent view into the water. No glare. Well worth the money and the handy retaining leash is very good too.

Roger Smith (Bradenton, FL, US)
I found a winner

I can't tell you how much I enjoy these sunglasses, I love the fact that they darken in bright sunlight, Also I am so happy that they are optical correct so driving my motercycle is not an issue, Thanks again
Roger Smith

Andrew Perry (Alton, ENG, GB)

Haven't tried at lakes yet but are good in sun and comfortable

Why Other Lens Colors Can’t Compete

You see, many anglers don't know this…

Polarization makes fish visible, but only high-contrast lenses allow them to stand out against the bottom.

In fact:

Amber and copper are the ONLY lens colors to sharpen contrast, increase resolution, and boost polarization.

They do this by blocking blue light from entering your eyes.

This is a big deal because…

Our eyes cannot focus sharply on blue light, causing eye strain and blurred vision.

Other lens colors are unable to compete because they let blue light hit your eyes completely unfiltered.

The good folks at Orvis agree:

Light brown, copper, and amber all sharpen contrast by reducing blue light
Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Sight Fishing

Fly fishing legend, book author and podcast host Tom Rosenbauer, recommends them too:

Amber and copper lenses are my choice for sight fishing.
The Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing, page 135

Now, here comes the good part:

With Sanofan fishing sunglasses, you get the power of BOTH colors—amber and copper—combined in a single lens!

Just to Recap, Here's Everything You'll Get

Sanofan Sunglasses…

  • Guaranteed 100% glare removal, PLUS supercharging polarization
  • Always just work, from sunrise to sunset
  • Automatically select the best color tint for your eyes.
  • Frame made from virtually unbreakable aerospace metal alloy.
  • 6 months (190 days) money-back guarantee. Take your time to compare them to your buddies' most-expensive glasses!

Other Choices…

  • Glare removal of varying degree with no guarantee.
  • Limited to either low light or sunlight.
  • You are responsible for picking a lens color upfront.
  • Frame made from cheaper material, often flimsy plastic.
  • Mostly 30 days, and you are not allowed to test them: Costa Del Mar, Smith Optics

It's like having 10 pairs off glasses in my bag. 

Philip Wilson, UK


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Free Extras (Value $20)

Your Sanofans come with a reinforced hard case, lanyard, and padded cleaning cloth.

Free Shipping

Free shipping to Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and most other countries and regions.

6-Months Money-Back Guarantee

Wear and test your Sanofans for 190 days on the water. Get a full refund if you are not 100% satisfied.

Lifetime Support

Enjoy actual personal support throughout the lifetime of your pair. I answer all your questions myself.

Best Vision Guarantee

Glare removal as effective as your fishing buddies most expensive sunglasses. At a fraction of the price.

Battle-Tested Lenses

FluidTint lenses are scratch-resistant and highly shatterproof for reliable use in rough environments.

Perfect for...

Fly fishing, like trout fishing, bass fishing (especially bed fishing) and carp fishing — as well as boating, hunting, driving in daylight, and golfing.

Your All-In-One Sunglasses — Not Just for Fishing

Thanks to this unique combination of features, many of our customers wear their Sanofans not only for fishing, but also for driving in daylight, hunting, golfing, and even clay pidgin shooting.

  1. 1
    Color-Changing Lenses
    Amber in the shade. Copper in the sun. Enjoy perfect vision from low light to bright sunlight. No need to carry multiple pairs of sunglasses.
  2. 2
    Level 5 Polarization
    Removes all glare so that you can spot fish deep below the water's surface. As effective as Costa 580P lensesbut without the price tag.
  3. 3
    Eyesight Protection
    Modern UV400 protection blocks 100% of dangerous UVA and UVB rays, as well as high energy blue light.
  4. 4
    Maximum Contrast
    Amber PLUS copper dual lenses provide the most contrast by far. Spot more fish and watch your step as you wade.
  5. 5
    Aerospace Alloy Frame
    Virtually unbreakable. No flimsy plastic. Makes you look good everywhere you go.
  6. 6
    Light as a Feather
    At only 26 g (0.91 oz), your FluidTints™ are so light you’ll forget they’re on.
  7. 7
    Perfect Fit for Your Head
    32° adjustable temple arms, adjustable nose pads, and freely adjustable temples. Fits every head.
  8. 8
    Affordable & Cost-Effective
    Thanks to our direct shipment and online-only sales, we pass on the savings to you.

All You Need to Know, Quick and Honest

Why Amber and Copper? Why Not Gray?

Removing blue light is essential in enhancing contrast. This is because blue light tends to scatter in the eye, making it difficult to focus.

Only yellow, amber, and copper lenses can block blue light. In fact, this is what makes them special.

All other lens colors, including gray, let blue light rays hit your eyes completely unfiltered.

Even worse:

As your pupils widen behind dark gray lenses, much more blue light reaches your eyes' retina.

So why not yellow lenses?

Yellow lenses are good at increasing contrast, but terrible at removing glare from the water surface.

And here is why:

A good polarization filter makes a lens darker by default by removing all visible light rays of a specific angle.

Unfortunately, yellow lenses can't be made darker, or else they wouldn't appear yellow anymore.

So, in order to market them as "polarized", yellow lenses tend to come with a weaker form of polarization that is less dark but leaks reflective light.r text here...

What About Mirror Coatings?

First, in order to avoid confusion:

Mirror coatings in silver, blue, or green are not lens colors, but just a thin layer on top of the actual lens.

Their main purpose is to cut out even more sunlight, which makes them uncomfortable to wear in low-light situations like dawn, dusk, and on overcast days.

This is why we don't use them.

Also, if applied directly to the lens surface, those shiny metal coatings are naturally prone to scratches.

Will They Fit My Head?

Thanks to metal spring hinges with a wide opening angle, as well adjustable temple tips, every pair fits like a glove and never falls off, regardless of the size of your head:

30 Degrees Spring Hinges

Spring hinges + adjustable node pads + adjustable temple tips

Adjustable Temple Tips

Watch this short video to see how to quickly adjust the temple tips:

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Adjustable Nose Pads

And because of the adjustable nose pads, you don’t need to worry about the size of your nose, either.

I like how they sit away from your face just a bit, so they breathe and don't fog up like most sunglasses I wear do. 

-- Thankful Outdoors, USA

Are They Good for Hunting (Boating, Golfing, etc.)?

Sanofans are the perfect choice for all fishing activities like fly-fishing, carp fishing, and bass fishing.

But being able to maintain perfect vision in all weather conditions is crucial for many applications, such as boating, hunting, and golfing... and even clay pidgin shooting: 

I have used them driving and hunting, and they have performed great.

-- James Dooley, USA

Really helps seeing wild life. Great for hunting and fishing

-- Zane Young, USA

I would highly recommend these glasses to any avid fisherman or golfer.

-- Neal Gilliam, USA

I'm not a fisherman, but the sun glasses are great for playing golf and driving.

-- Faye Bartley, USA

They do the job exceptionally well, [...] especially when i’m clay pigeon shooting

-- Is Dupoy, United Kingdom

Can I Use My Sanofans for Driving?

Sanofans with FluidTint lenses work great for driving in daylight, where they sharpen contrast and remove reflections from the windshield.

Just note that inside a car, the color change won't be as apparent as outside.

This is because the windshield filters out part of the UV rays that are responsible for the darkening effect of the lens.

A word of warning:

Sanofans are not suitable for driving at night. For night driving, only glasses with yellow lenses should be used.

If you are ok with this limitation, you'll enjoy wearing your Sanofans in the car:

They are great fitting sunglasses, not just good for fishing but excellent for driving 

-- Dwight McLeod, Canada

I ordered 2, so I could use a pair while driving and one for fishing

-- Eric S., USA

Loved them so much I bought a second pair for driving

-- Rodney Bond, USA

Why Don’t More Brands Offer Light-Adaptive Lenses?

My guess: It's because it would hurt their bottom line.

Instead of you just selling you only one pair that works all the time, it's much more lucrative for them to make you buy different sunglasses for overcast and sunny days, lake fishing and stream fishing.

So, if they offer light-adaptive sunglasses, they are especially expensive.

Now, you might ask:

"Why do you only sell one kind of fishing sunglasses?"

The better our sunglasses, the more we sell through word of mouth marketing. So by making the only fishing sunglasses you'll ever need, everybody wins.

Am I'm Protected Against Harmful UVA and UVB Rays?

Sanofans with FluidTint lenses shield you from all UVA and UVB rays and pass US standard ANSI Z80.3:2018.

Here's the test result:

sanofan sunglasses pass ansi Z80 standard

As you can see, Tmax UVB and Tmax UVA are both at 0.00%, which means FluidTint lenses blocks all rays of that light range.

Now, this is important:

Not all sunglasses that pass this standard fully protect your eyes.

Standard ANSI Z80.3:2018 allows up to 3.76% UVB and a whooping 30.10% UVA radiation to reach your eyes, while still being considered "UV protective".

So make sure to always ask for the actual test report before making a decision.

What Materials Are the Frame and Lenses Made Of?

Love to know all the details about your fishing sunglasses?

Here you can dive into the nitty-gritty. If anything is unclear, just drop me a line.


  • Aerospace-grade aluminum-magnesium alloy frame
  • Rubberized temple arms
  • Rubberized nose pads
  • Color: Gunmetal
  • Width: 5.83 in (148 mm)
  • Length: 5.32 in (135 mm)
  • Weight: 0.95 oz. (27 g)


  • 7-base curvature
  • Color-changing (photochromic layer)
  • Sandwiched polarization
  • Anti-scratch coating
  • Made from shatterproof cellulose triacetate (TAC)
  • Width: 5.83 in (148 mm)
  • Lens Width: 2.56 in (65 mm)
  • Lens Height: 1.73 in (44 mm)

Adjustment Options

  • Adjustable nose pieces
  • 32° self-adjusting spring hinges
  • 360° adjustable temple arms

You can find even more information on our dedicated FAQ page.

Love Your Sanofans, or Pay Nothing!

Me in 1983 with my DIY fishing rod. For me, fishing is a path to my childhood memories.


I'm Stefan Rohlfing, the founder of Sanofan Sunglasses.

If you like the idea of having fishing sunglasses that just work, regardless of the sky conditions…

I urge you to get a pair today and see for yourself.

It’s a no-brainer because…

If you don't love your Sanofans — you pay nothing:

With our unique 6 months money-back guarantee, you can wear your Sanofans for a whole fishing season—see how they feel, how thy look, how they compare to top brand fishing sunglasses you have bought at $150 or $200.

If your Sanofans are not clearer, crisper, more satisfactory in every way, just contact me here, and your money is on the way the same day.

What's best:

You don't have to return your glasses first to get a refund.

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