Kaenon RHINO Sunglasses
As part of Kaenon's year°ĺlong, 10th Anniversary Celebration, we proudly introduce the 2012 Spring Sunglass Collection. The collection offers a unique variety of color treatments, textures and special edition logo finishes. And of course, each and every one comes with the non-compromising SR-91 polarized lens that only Kaenon is known for.
Derived from a Polynesian word meaning free, Kaenon (pronounced: KAY-nun) was founded in 2001 by two brothers who wanted to create a better sunglass. Unsatisfied with the sunglasses that were available on the market, they developed a proprietary polarized lens and wrapped it in unique frame styles and color treatments to match their active lifestyles.
The sunglasses Kaenon created were quickly adopted by world-class athletes ranging from sailing to golf, from baseball to fishing. However, unlike other sport sunglass brands available at the time, athletes did not remove their sunglasses as they left the field. They discovered that, for the first time, their °»lifestyle°… sunglass performed just as well as their previously worn °»sport performance°… sunglass, both on and off the field of play.
Today, we continue to lead the sunglass industry after introducing the optically superior SR-91 polarized lens, pioneering advanced prescription technology and infusing comfort and style into every piece of eyewear we create. All of this is done to fulfill our own need for eyewear that performs in any situation, regardless of where we take it. We are proud to showcase a collection of eyewear, designed in Newport Beach and hand-painted in Italy, that embodies our commitment to premium craftsmanship and a strong desire to never compromise quality, comfort or performance.
With roots deep in the world of competitive sailing, we continue to expand the Kaenon ethos into nearly every active sport and lifestyle movement, providing the perfect blend of comfort, protection, style and clarity to those who seek to live their lives free of compromise.
POLARIZED LENSES - REINVENTED AND PERFECTED THROUGH SR-91
Glass wasn°«t strong enough. Polycarbonate wasn°«t clear enough. Neither material allowed for adequate customization of tints and Light Transmission Levels. So we set out to develop our own, completely new polarized lens material. Kaenon°«s proprietary SR-91 is the only polarized lens that combines the superior optical quality of the finest glass and the lightest weight, strength and impact resistance of polycarbonate. Only the best properties. No compromises. No short-cuts.
SR-91 was created with performance in mind - requiring extreme light weight and impact-resistance, for the ultimate protection from more than the sun. SR-91 exceeds ANSI Z.87.1 standards for high impact resistance. Paired with Glare 86, Kaenon°«s exclusive and proprietary polarizing element, our proprietary lens technology reduces glare up to 99.9% and provides complete protection against all harmful UV rays. At an incredible 30 microns thin, Glare 86 is completely encapsulated inside the lens. Ultra-lightweight and thin, SR-91 material has a naturally high strength-to-weight ratio. This translates into comfort, when worn for extended periods of time. Not stopping there, SR-91, despite its lightweight properties, is an extremely durable lens material which features superior scratch-resistance as compared to polycarbonate lenses, providing razor-sharp clarity.
Benifits of Polarization
RHINO™ is wrapped and raked to provide protection, performance and lightweight comfort. This full-frame, boxy shape exhibits subtle surface design features that allow it to be worn on the street and/or during hard-core sport.
Variflex Nose Grips
Patented nose pads use your body's chemistry to form a slip-resistant seal. The recessed Variflex™ nose pads buried in the bridge, secure and comfortably anchor the frame in place.
RHINO comes with a micro-fiber cleaning bag and a protective case.
Frame Width: 144mm
A is the width of the lens
B is the height of the lens
Bridge is the distance between lenses
Temple is the overall length of the side
Frame width is the overall width of the front of the sunglasses