May 28, 2013 - (S Rat II, North Carolina)
I just placed an order for the S-Rat II
You made some for me about three and a half years ago, and I love them. I know I have a high prescription, but last time you said you'd try and see what happened. I hope you can try again. I LOVE them. They're still going strong--I just have an updated prescription.
Please let me know if there are any problems.
Thanks! Katie E
February 1, 2013 - (S Rat II, Whistler, Los Angeles, CA)
We have been ordering from you guys for many years.
I think originally we saw you guys in a magazine or something.
Great product! Takes lots of abuse, never falls apart, and even when you hit the water so hard it gets ripped off your face, it ends up around your neck. Sidney Y
February 1, 2013 - (Whistler, Surf, San Clemente, CA)
I have been wearing your Whistler sunglasses ever since you first started selling them quite a few years ago. I probably saw them in a Surfer Mag. ad. or on Surfline. They work great for surfing in cold water or warm water. Rodger M
January 4, 2013 - (Road Trip, S Rat II, S Rat, Kayaking, Cliff Jumping, Rx, Missouri)
I'm almost blind as a bat ya know, and these are great glasses for kayaking and cliff jumping here in Missouri. It's nice to be able to see 50 feet down from a cliff and actually see the water I'm jumping in to. . .lol Thanks so much! Jesse L
November 20, 2012 - (Standard, Surf, Rx, Townsville, Queensland, Australia)
The glasses have arrived and are fabulous! I can't wait to go for a surf! They look good and feel great on, the optical quality is excellent! I am impressed with all aspects and oddly but especially the carry case as it is robust and looks like it will be durable for camping and on road trips. Thanks very much, as you can see I am stoked!
November 20, 2012 - (S Rat II, Rx, Hailey, ID)
Thank you very much for your special attention concerning my glasses order. Ordered them Wednesday and received them Monday. Can't ask for any better service than that.
Thanks again, Brian M
October 18, 2012 - (S Rat II, Rx, Salamander Bay, NSW Australia)
Hi Silverfish team.
I am a return customer. I love the silverfish glasses
October 1, 2012 - (S Rat II, Surf, Rx, Newport Beach, CA)
Dear Mark and the crew at Silverfish,
Your product is simply awesome!!!! I am so stoked by these glasses, they are amazing!!!! Right after receiving them I wore them in the pool, swimming laps complete with breathing on every stroke and flip turns at each end of the pool. The glasses never moved, nor did they ever press into the bridge of my nose or cheekbones. First time surfing with them (small day ankle to lower butt cheek) was amazing, I could see perfectly which enhanced the whole surfing / beach experience. This past weekend with the south swell running and the jetty's in Newport going off was the supreme test, between being sucked back over the falls and being caught inside a couple of times, while I got worked the glasses NEVER MOVED, THEY NEVER CAME OFF, AND THEY NEVER PRESSED INTO THE BRIDGE OF MY NOSE OR ANYWHERE ELSE!!!!! These glasses are absolutely amazing and the tint is great. My normal sunglasses make the sky bluer and the trees greener, but your lenses are like having a regular pair of glasses on without the glare and the sparkle on the the water is no longer an issue either. What is so nice is I can see the swells coming from really far off giving me time to get to the right spot, even before the 18 to 20 year olds, and at 58 years of age that is important!!!! One last thing being able to see properly allowed my sessions out at Newport to be really good. My timing was better and being able to see made the rides better.
Thank you and stay stoked, John H.
September 4, 2012 - (Whistler, Surf, Rx, CA & HI)
I love these glasses. Having them totally changed my surfing experience. I could see the waves before, but I couldn't really discern their size, shape, possible doubling-up, etc. Now, I can see everything. I've worn them for approximately 100 sessions over the last 18 months (the last 77 in Hawaii!). They're still basically brand new. No wear or looseness or breakage of any variety. People often ask about them. I always refer them to your website. They've been a great product for me. Thanks. Allen T
August 10, 2012 - (Whistler, S Rat II, Valencia, CA)
I bought my first pair of Silverfish glasses over 10 years ago and they finally wore out. They were the best pair of glasses I've ever owned. I'm looking forward to my next pair. Thanks, Nick M
August 6, 2012 - (S Rat II, Surf, Rx, North Carolina)
I was so SURPRISED to find your package in our mailbox on Saturday 8/4/12. People around here frown at you if you don't "buy local," but I must say that I've never experienced the quality & service as good as Silverfish. You filled the order faster than my local optician for my regular glasses....and you're 3,000 miles away from here.
My daughter thinks her new sunglasses are totally AWESOME! Thank you, Frances
August 3, 2012 - (S Rat II, Rx, Virginia)
You guys rock! Got the new glasses and they worked great last week while I was at the beach. The glasses seem nice and sturdy and the distortion is gone [upgraded from Standard frame]. These are definitely my go to glasses for the water and even just wearing around a bit. Thanks so much for working with me and being responsive. I will be back for more in the future.
July 10, 2012 - (Road Trip, Rx, New Jersey)
I just ordered another pair of Road Trips. . . I'm in a rush to get them (I'm useless in the water without them).
Thanks so much for your awseome product!
June 27, 2012 - (Road Trip, white water Kayak, Pennsylvania)
Love my Road Trip sunglasses.
June 27, 2012 - (S Rat II, Rx, wakesurfing, surf, Culver City, California)
Just want to thank you for the latest glasses!!The prescription is perfect!! I love them! I'm going wakesurfing tomorrow. I can't tell you how important this is for those of us who need perfect prescriptions!! I love the brown also.
May 16, 2012 - (Road Trip, Rx, Body Board, New York)
I received my RX sunglasses last week, and they are AWESOME! Thank you so much for keeping track of this order and getting it out to me so quickly, you saved my vacation!
May 13, 2012 - (S Rat, Rx, New York)
Love my new glasses. Can you build another one same everything with case and charge to my Amex?
April 1, 2012 - (Whistler, S Rat, Rx, Surf, South Carolina)
Hi... love your products. I surf with your glasses all the time. It was wonderful to abandon contact lenses when surfing!
March 26, 2012 - (Road Trip, Rx, Surf, La Jolla, California)
I got the road trip prescription glasses last week. It took total of 5 days (3 business days) from the time I ordered! Very comfortable (which is most important for me), high quality, best service, fast delivery and reasonable price. Please post this feedback to your site.
Thank you very much for the great service and product.
December 28, 2011 - (Road Trip, Surf, Mona Vale, NSW Australia)
Just to let you know that the glasses arrived today and we are very pleased.
Thank you for your help, advise and swift service, it has been great.
October 2, 2011 - (S Rat, Rx, Nebraska)
I have had for years a pair of Srat sunglasses that have prescription lens. I absolutely am amazed by the quality and durability!
September 29, 2011 - (Standard, Surf, Australia)
Hey, Great Product!
I just want to say that I love your sunglasses. I use them all the time and the never come off, even in big swells.
August 11, 2011 - (Whistler, Florida)
I received the sunglasses. They are awesome! Very soothing in the bright conditions, and perform well too in cloudy low light conditions. Thank you for your patience.
Your product fills a important need that as far as I know has been neglected for some time. Please keep up the good work!
July 25, 2011 - (Whistler, Rx, Kitesurf, Surf, SUP, Florida)
Yo love your glasses have 4 pairs. . .
Jamidar - www.surfssup.com
July 6, 2011 - (Standard, Surf, Pennsylvania)
I rec'd the sunglasses...my son loved them!
July 2, 2011 - (Standard, Rx, Surf, Southern California)
Just got the glasses last night. I hit the waves early morning to test them out. They are totally awesome. No fogging, no displacement and no vision problems. Its nice to see the wave again.
July 2, 2011 - (Whistler, Rx, Whitewater, New York)
I have a pair of Rx Whistlers, that have been great and stayed where they need to in some gnarly Class IV Whitewater beat-downs. Thanks!
June 21, 2011 - (Whistler, Stand Up Paddle (SUP), Florida)
Boy friend loaned me his pair while paddle boarding. Loved them!!
June 3, 2011 - (S Rat, Rx, Wakeboarding, Kiteboarding, Motorcycling, California)
Good Morning [Silverfish]. :) It has been a good while since I made the purchase of the S-Rat sunglasses. I absolutely love these shades and use them primarily for wakeboarding and kiteboarding. They're great on the motorcycle and driving too. After two years of abuse the coding is starting to come apart and I have put them through their paces without a doubt, never broke (or had them fall off).
March 6, 2011 - (Whistler, Rx, whitewater, California)
Maiden voyage down some serious whitewater yesterday w/ my new Silverfish Whistlers! They performed flawlessly...very happy with them.
February 19, 2011 - (Road Trip, Rx, Windsurfing, South Fremantle, WA, Australia)
Hi - Apologies the glasses have arrived; they had fallen out the post box and were hiding under a plant.
They are great - had a windsurf yesterday - what a difference being able to see properly - the optics and fit are perfect.
Thanks, a fantastic product - I'm sure I'll be ordering again.
January 1, 2011 - (Whistler, Singapore)
Thanks. The glasses arrived last week and I'm really pleased with them. Definitely the best engineered pair of wet glasses that i've owned.
November 10, 2010 - (Standard, Hawaii)
I just tried your Standard surf shades and was blown away at how good they are...thanks for making a quality product at a reasonable price. I wrote a review/testimonial here http://custom.surfboardshack.com/silverfish-surf-sunglasses/
September 17, 2010 - (Whistler, Rx, California)
Just wanted to say thank you for getting my rx whistlers out so fast! My order went in on 9/9/10 and arrived on 9/16/10 -- that's amazing. The glasses fit perfectly, and they look awesome. They look even better than on the website -- it would be nice if you could upload some bigger pictures, so potential customers can see how kick@ss your frames look. I had Oakley Bottlecaps before, and I'm really happy with the switch to Whistlers.
August 23, 2010 - (Whistler, Rx, Kite Boarding, California)
I got my prescription Whistler glasses and used them kite boarding yesterday...they were great. Thanks for getting them my way so quickly. I have already had a few people ask about them!
August 13, 2010 - (S Rat, Rx, Surfing, Windsurfing, Hawaii)
Eye protection with attitude
I'm amazed at all the time people spend out on the water, in the brightest sunlight, with no eye protection. Even if I had 20/20 vision, I'd still love my Silverfish sunglasses, which are designed for watersports. I wear them windsurfing and surfing.
Silverfish come with special straps and an extra nose piece to keep them stuck to your face and are made of high-impact plastic that can survive a good wipeout.
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June 25, 2010 - (Whistler, Rx, New York)
I received the glasses. They are great! Thank you very much! You made my vacation!
June 23, 2010 - (S Rat, Rx)
I have a quick question. I have a pair of S-Rat prescription frames that I bought back in 2005. I love these glasses, . . .
Thanks for your help & for making some kickass sunglasses!
May 8, 2010 - (S Rat, Rx, Surfing, Spain)
I wanted to let you know that I received my surfglasses a couple of weeks ago. They are fantastic! I am really happy with them. I tried them im 5ft waves in the Basque country and the remained in my head at all times. . .
April 19, 2010 - (S Rat, Rx, Surfing, California)
Thanks for the great glasses. They're working out really well.
March 26, 2010 - (Whistler Frame (from May 2004), California)
Thanks for the replacement lenses...excellent customer service!
March 2, 2010 - (Whistler Frame, Rx, Surf, Pennsylvania)
. . . I also wanted to say while I am writing that after 45 years without glasses and not being able to see the people I was sitting next to, let alone the waves very well, your product is life changing.
I can now sit in the line up and recognize if people are smiling, frowning, or just acknowledging me. I used to also think that I could see waves coming better than others because I was not focused on the wave in the distance but a shape. Not any longer. I am not sure how people think with a guy with glasses next to them (is that guy just trying to be cool) but if given the chance I tell them how great is is to see in the water.
Thanks and yes I will be wearing my Silverfish glasses in Costa Rica in 2 weeks.
January 23, 2010 - (Whistler Frame, Rx, San Luis Obispo, CA)
I don't know how you do it but I ordered on a Sat. night via internet and get my prescription Whistlers by the following Friday! ...And its all good. Wish I found you people a long time ago!
January 22, 2010 - (Whistler Frame, Rx, Surfing, Pennsylvania)
There is so much about our order that we were incredibly pleased about. The speed of delivery, the fit, the lack of distortion in the lenses, the resistance to fogging even with 38 degree water and the air even cooler. . .
[Comments during order]:Was mentioned on SwellInfo.com. We've tried [Competitor] in the past. These are for my 14-year-old son. The [competitor']s came with noticeable distortion. The[y] did forewarn us. Disappointing nonetheless.
January 1, 2010 - (S Rat Frame, Rx)
I have had a pair of s rat sunglasses with prescription lenses for years and have been thrilled with them. Recently, I had lasik done and now cannot use the s rats. Do you replace lenses (in this case, prescription with non-prescription) . . .
thanks and have a great new year,
December 16, 2009 - (S Rat Frame, Rx, Surfing, Windsurfing, Honolulu)
thank you, thank you, thank you
Boy, was I upset when I lost my Silverfish on 'da bus here in Hawaii. I was expecting to be spending much of the holidays out of the water, or at best boogie-boarding, which I am willing to do semi-blind, without my thick, nerdy glasses. I got my order in early December [Dec. 8th], and now my new pair are here on the 16th! Great service, and I already know how good the glasses look and how well they work. I use them windsurfing and surfing, and there's nothing better.
December 16, 2009 - (Standard Frame, Rx, Surfing, Figtree, NSW Australia)
saw someone in the water a few years ago, got myself a std lens; love them in the surf, getting a pair for my short sighted boyfriend so he can grope me instead of strangers when he stumbles into the surf.
November 16, 2009 - (Standard Frame, Rx, Windsurfing, Maryland)
Got my glasses back today. They work great!
November 15, 2009 - (S Rat Frame, Rx, Surf, Brazil)
I finally received the glasses (a friend brought it to me from the US) and I wore it in a surf session yesterday. They worked very well!
Thank you very much!
October 22, 2009 - (Whistler Frame, Rx, Singapore, Feb. 2008)
The glasses I bought from you are still going strong. Very pleased with them.
September 16, 2009 - (Whistler Frame, Rx and non-Rx, Surf, Los Angeles)
Please find enclosed two pair of your prescription Whistler model glasses (one regular and one sunglasses). I've had these for roughly five years now and they have made a huge difference in my surfing enjoyment.
Just a few weeks ago I had LASIK performed and I no longer need the prescription glasses out in the water. However, I feel that both pairs would still be very useful as non-prescription sunglasses. Therefore, I ask that you please replace the lenses in both pairs with non-prescription sunglass lenses.
Please contact me . . .to inform me of the total cost and to arrange payment.
Thanks for your help.
Sincerely, Michael M
August 25-26, 2009 - (Whistler Frame, Surf, Hawaii (Big Island))
I love the product and will show and tell all my surf buds here in Hawaii....alohas.
Thanks again for what is a quality product! I will order again.
June 7, 2009 - (Whistler Frame, Rx, Surf)
I bought my Whistler Sunglasses with prescription and love them. The optics are extremely clear. I was having a hard time learning to surf because I couldn't see the waves coming. With the new glasses I can see the waves now. It makes for a much better experience. Being a beginner I wipe out constantly and the glasses are always there when I come up. I also use the glasses for sailing and they are fabulous. A very satisfied customer.
Sincerely, Charlie M
April 11, 2009 - (S Rat Frame, Rx, Wake Boarding, Cincinnati, OH)
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
you've done what others wouldn't do,
im stoked! Shawn W
January 20, 2009 - (Standard Frame, Surf, TX)
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January 16, 2009 - (S Rat Frame, Rx, Surf, Santa Cruz, California)
Excellent product BTW. It's thanks to you guys that I saw waves for the first time in my life in the water. After my vision reached a particular point I thought I'd have to give up surfing altogether and had not been on a board in years. After getting my SRats you couldn't keep me out of the water. Mike
January 15, 2009 - (S Rat Frame, Rx, Kitesurf, Ohio / Mexico)
Got the glasses - thanks! frames are the best and optical quality is great. Andy
December 30, 2008 - (Whistler Frame, Northern California)
I've got the order on Monday 12/22, right in time for my vacation. The sunglasses fit well and I like it a lot.
November 9, 2008 - (Whistler Frame, Rx, surf)
Just want to say how delighted I am with my surf glasses and with your excellent service. My vision is excellent and the turn-around time for getting these was just wonderful. Such a contrast to the dreadful service that I have had from S------- (and Johnny still has my money - and I have no glasses!).
So thank you. I will recommend you to all.
With all best wishes
October 28, 2008 - (Whistler Frame, surf, Australia)
I recently purchased three pair of whistler glasses which arrived in Australia safe and timely. I am very happy with the product, they perform exactly as your website described. For the first time I can surf in direct aussie sun for hours without squinting, burning up my eyes, and loosing standard glasses that get ripped off my head. Thanks, Brett - North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia.
September 2, 2008 - (Whistler Frame, S Rat Frame, surf, Rx, Los Angeles, CA)
I'd just like to write and express my amazement at your glasses. My wife recently bought two sets of prescription glasses (Whistlers for me and S Rats for her) and I've used them for 2 weeks now. They're incredible and have enabled me to see things while in the water for the first time in 30 years! Now I don't have to rely on the behavior of fellow surfers to know when to paddle quickly out to avoid a suddenly appearing close-out set! I can look around for marine mammals! I can see fishing lines hanging off piers! I'm amazed that they stay on and feel very secure despite my flailing around after wiping out or getting broad-sided by a wave. I've used them in the pool while swimming with our young son. Solid. Going nowhere. GREAT product! And, the prescription is first-rate! Thanks for making (for me) a transformative product! [D]an
September 2, 2008 - (S Rat Frame, Rx, San Diego, CA)
I bought a pair of Elite Series S Rat sun glasses with prescription lenses for my 7 year old son earlier this summer. We are thrilled with the glasses. They fit, stay on, work great, etc. etc.Polly M
June 19, 2008 - (S Rat Frame, Rx, surf, Newport Beach, CA)
Just wanted to say Thanks for the help in getting my sunglasses to me. I appreciate your patience with the credit card issue. I received them quickly and couldn't believe how well they have worked. I used them for the first time Tuesday at 36th St. Newport. Absolutely awesome! I'm using the leash as well as the strap and I CAN SEE!!! My boss bodyboards with his son and was telling me today about how bright it is out there. I turned him onto your sight and told him about my experience so far. Thanks for giving me the gift of "Surfing Sight". God Bless.David S "S Rat Owner"
June 4, 2008 - (Standard Frame, North Carolina)
Thanks for the response. Mail was slow today but I did get the package. These are awesome and just what i was hoping. I lost 4 pair of glasses since last year. Thanks a bunch!Wes
June 3, 2008 - (S Rat Frame)
That was quick!! Many thanks!Charlie G [Great Britain]
May 20, 2008 - (Standard Frame, Rx, Skydiving, United Kingdom)
Hello, My order arrived last week and I'm very happy with my new glasses. You web site doesn't really advertise it but your standard frames make perfect skydiving goggles! Best wishes from the UK. Dan
May 16, 2008 - (S Rat Frame, Rx, surf, Maryland)
Looking forward to another great season thanks to Silverfish. Amazing how strong these frames are. Got smacked hard on the bottom at low tide last year, frames took a direct hit and thought sure I had broken them. The only crack I heard was my neck.Victor
April 22, 2008 - (S Rat Frame, Rx, Pennsylvania)
Got the specs! Fantastic delivery time!! You guys rock!! . . . Many Thanks, guys. I'm looking forward to many, many great sessions where I can actually SEE what I'm doing!John
January 21, 2008 - (Whistler Frame, surf, Central America)
I received my glasses in 12-06 I believe. They have been great and I wear them wherever I am.
Hope you are well and maybe even getting some orders by all my references to your company for you[r] fine glasses. A cheapo friend of mine purchased some other type of surfing sun glasses and I tried them on and was amazed how they did not shed water like mine. I told him he got what he paid for.Gary O - SolSurfin.com
January 5, 2008 - (Whistler Frame)
I have gotten so many comments on the glasses while in the water that I have probably told, without exaggeration, 30-50 people - "silverfish.com, look 'em up. They're right here in [Laguna Beach]. I love these glasses and don't surf with out them".Craig F
December 29, 2007 - (Whistler & S Rat Frames, Rx, surf, windsurf, Hawaii)
I couldn't do without these glasses, because of them I'm able to surf and windsurf.Kim S
December 27, 2007 - (Whistler Frame, Southern California)
I really love wearing the shades out in the ocean. No glare and relaxing to my eyes. Richard K
December 27, 2007 - (S Rat Frame, Hawaii)
These are the best glasses I have ever had. Thanks! Kim S
November 5, 2007 - (Whistler Frame, Rx, New Smyrna Beach, Florida)
Hello Silverfish Staff,
I am reordering my beloved RX Silverfish glasses and I would like to get 2 pair . . . I must say that my Rx Whistlers are around my neck and on my eyes from morning till night ,indoors and out, everyday. . . These are far superior to my Costas. . .
Thank you for a wonderful product!V.L.
June 12, 2007 - (Standard frame, Surf, Hawaii)
Good endorsements from local surfers, South Shore, Hawaii. Will see what happens on the North Shore this winterChris J
May 6, 2007 - (Whistler Frame, Rx, New York)
Got my prescription silverfish a couple of months ago and WOW! I love them. I have been able to extend my sessions by hours since my eyes don't hurt so bad from the sun and wind. I sleep better after surf and don't look like I have red marbles for eyes on Monday morning at the office. Mike F
April 25, 2007 - (Whistler & S Rat Frames, surf, Rx, Costa Rica)
[Buenos] Dias ! y Hola from Costa Rica ! Mike . . . here. Proud owner of two pairs of RX whistlers. One is back up for if . . .one pair dies, gets killed or "borrowed". I wear them surfing regardless of the weather. They are my second most important piece of equipment. . . The spray. . . nothing [I]'ve tried [worked] as well. . .Mike J Dominical, Costa Rica
March 1, 2007 - (Whistler Frame, surfing, Costa Rica)
By the way these sunglasses are the best things that ever happened for me and surfing. There is absolutely no way I can stay in the water during the afternoon without them. Thanks. Mario S
February 27, 2007 - (Whistler Frame, Rx, Thirroul NSW, Australia)
I've been using them for a year now and they are great.Craig J
September 1, 2006 - (Whistler Frame, Hawaii)
I've already used my Silverfish twice and I'm very impressed with how well they work. I recently had Lasik Surgery on my eyes and was of course concerned about sun Damage to my (now) perfect vision! Silverfish are great for the high glare conditions in Hawaii. Great product at a reasonable price. Mahalo.Dave
July 24, 2006 - (Whistler Frame, Rx, surfing, Florida)
I had to write and say thanks to everyone at Silverfish for your wonderful product. I recently ordered a pair of prescription Whistler's and they have truly changed my life. Growing up along the coast of Central Florida, surfing was a way of life for me. At age 16 my vision started to deteriorate and glasses and contact lenses soon followed. At first surfing was no problem, as everything was just a bit blurry without correction, but within a few years my vision problems made it dangerous to be out in the surf. Surfing with contact lenses was not an option so I was forced to give it up.
Fast forward 20 years, back living in Central Florida, and my two sons (Ryan and Adam) are now avid surfers. As I watched them, I realized how much I missed it and how cool it would be if I could get back in the water with them. I was talking with a friend of mine, who happens to be a former professional surfer, and he mentioned your product to me. I went to your website that day and ordered my pair of prescription Whistlers. Soon after they arrived, I paddled out into 3-4' surf, with Ryan and Adam, and surfed my brains out! I was amazed at how well the glasses performed. Even when I fell, and I fell a lot that first day, they never once moved on my face. My vision was clear and the glasses never once fogged up. I am proud to report that, thanks to Silverfish, I am a surfer once again! Your product has given me back a part of my life I thought was gone and it is hard for me to put into words what it means to surf with my sons. The glasses perform well, look cool, and I would recommend them to anyone.
Thanks for a truly great product.Steve
July 21, 2006 - (Whistler, S Rat Frame, windsurfing, Maui)
I wanted to pass on my thanks for your great products. I have been searching for a great pair of sunglasses to go windsurfing for years. I've used regular sunglasses with neoprene retainers for years but all it takes is a failed freestyle move or a good munching in the waves and something always comes up wrong. I can still remember blowing a duck jibe and hitting my face on the water only to come up with no lenses in an empty frame.
I bought my wife the polarized [S] Rat and I got myself the polarized Whistler. They worked flawlessly for 14 days of sailing in Maui this month. The polarized lens definitely cut the afternoon glare and the strap system held the glasses securely through wave "rinse cycles" and not so smooth freestyle stunts.
Thanks again for a great product.HC
June 25, 2006 - (S Rat Frame, wakeboarding, skiing, Tennessee)
My pair works great. I can finally see while wakeboarding and skiing.Derek O
February 8, 2006 - (Whistler Frame, bodyboard, Oahu, Kauai)
I got back from a week on Oahu and Kauai on Jan 30. Trying to get out with my bodyboard through 4-5 ft surf at Makapu (red flags, "you could die" warnings, etc.) on Oahu, one of my fins was ripped off my foot and my board leash was ripped off my hand, but the glasses stayed on with no problems at all. Later in 4-5 ft shorebreak near Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, the experience was the same. I was worked and the leash (since replaced) was ripped off again, but the Whistler glasses stayed on. I had no trouble with fogging, film, or anything else. What a great product !Jay K
October 18, 2005 - (S Rat Frame, windsurfing, Vermont)
[I] *love* my [S]-[R]at shades. [I]'ve been out windsurfing on some pretty big days, and [have] taken some pretty spectacular crashes, and the [S]-[R]ats do a damn good job of staying put. [G]reat quality lenses too. [M]y retinas thank you! [I]'m also looking forward to seeing how the nose piece does at combating fogging come spring on those notorious cold water / warm air days. [F]antastic product, and thanks for the great support too!Happy Customer
December 31, 2004 - (Whistler Frame, surfing, Southern California)
How's it going?
I received the replacement lenses, and glass case the other day, and installed them post haste. I had called in and told how I took a surfboard in the right eye while wearing the Silverfish glasses. The doctor told me that I would have lost the eye if I had not been wearing the Silverfish, so they did their job in protecting my eyes. The lenses had been stress fractured along the length of the lens, but they did not break or fail.
Thanks.Steve - Rancho Palos Verdes
July 27, 2004 - (Whistler, S Rat Frames, North Carolina /the Gorge, Oregon)
Finally got some real wind up here in the Gorge to try out the new glasses. Really nice! I forgot they were on my head, that's how well they stayed put. I have a narrow face, and usually have a hard time finding glasses that fit (especially for windsurfing), but the Silverfish w/o the nosebridge fit wonderfully, no fogging.
We will order more for our Hatteras shop in Sept. Good product! Thanks again.Margaret / The Avon Sailhouse
July 26, 2004 - (Whistler Frame, surf, Rx, Southern California)
Just want to say thanks to you for such fine service and a great product. Received as promised on Saturday afternoon. Did not go to the beach Sunday but went to a neighbor's pool. I tested my Silverfish by jumping into the deep end several times trying to simulate a wipe out. They stayed in place, no problem.
Tried them out for the first time this morning at Topanga and what a difference it made in my surfing enjoyment. Not only do I see much better now but the sun protection works wonderfully. At Topanga on a clear morning when the sun peeks over the top of the hills, it's directly in your eyes as you take the rights. It can be down right blinding to the point where you cannot see a thing when riding the wave. Not good. With the Silverfish it enables me to clearly see the wave in this adverse lighting condition. Magic!
I highly recommend Silverfish for anyone who needs to wear glasses and is into water sports.
By the way, my optometrist has two family members who are surfers who also use your product. He said that they love them too.Michael
April 22, 2004 - (Whistler Frame, surf, Rx, Southern California/ Hawaii)
Thanks for making my first surfing experience possible. I knew I wouldn't be able to surf without prescription eyewear, and thanks to Silverfish I was able to finally do it. I was in Hawaii last week and took lessons with Hawaiian Fire Surf school. The instructors rocked, and I even got compliments from them about my shades. They were really surprised that they stayed on thru the entire lesson. I admit, I was surprised myself. They didn't feel like they were sliding around or even wanting to come off! Hawaii is awesome, Hawaiian Fire is awesome and so is Silverfish! Mahalo!Belinda
April 1, 2004 - (Whistler Frame, windsurfing)
Just wanted to say I received the Silverfish Black Whistler model to review for WindSurfing mag. I surfed with 'em yesterday, windsurfed with 'em today -- very impressed. They never came off my face. Within minutes I'd forgotten they were on. No fog. No hassle and best of all, no UV damage. Well done and I look forward to including them in the mag.Eddy - Editor, WindSurfing Magazine
August 27, 2003 - (Whistler Frame, Rx, California)
First of all, let me say thank you to [the sales department] of Silverfish for [their] assistance and making sure every thing was good to go, from the time I ordered through the shipping of my glasses.
Guys, your product is great. These are the most fantastic shades I've every had in my life. The prescription, polarized lens[es] are wonderful. I'm not sure how I've gotten by all these years without my [S]ilverfish glasses. They are not only practical, they're stylish, too. I've received numerous compliments and recommend [S]ilverfish to everyone. The only thing better than owning a pair of [S]ilverfish sunglasses is having two pair.
Thanks again, everyone. Aloha. Kevin
August 8, 2003 - (Whistler Frame, surf, Rx, Texas/ Florida)
I ordered and received a pair from you guys a few days before a short surf trip to FLA in early August. I have to admit that I was skeptical about the things--when I got them they seem[ed] to fit securely, but a dry run and a wet run are two different things. I tried them in the pool, and was immediately impressed with how comfortable they were and how they flat out eliminated the glare that has been causing me a lot of significant eye fatigue over the past few years.
But the test would come in the surf. I wore them three of four days, and first two small days, riding my 10 footer in some fun 1-3 foot surf. What was really great was that I could surf all morning with the rising sun in my eyes, then hit it again mid-day when the glare was at max; NO eye fatigue present at night before bed, or in the morning when I got up. The third day we had some thumping chest high, pitching waves, and the sunglasses were incredible. They held on through some good spin-cycle barrels (I had forgotten to bring my leash for the morning session and was riding my 7'4 all day). What was really amazing to me was that I could body surf in after my board and the glasses just refused to be pulled off my face. I didn't have any problem with fogging--just a quick head dip and they rinsed clean. I did find that I needed to clean them after 2-3 hours in the water, but that was no big deal. But I found the entire design--from the nose piece to the strap, was so fine....
In short, an incredible product. Thinking about sending them back before year's end to get prescription lenses put in so I can wear them all the time, especially for carveboarding the hills here to stay in shape..... Great product. I'd recommend them to anyone, anytime. Can't wait to get back to some larger surf to put them through the pacesTom
July 18, 2003 - (Whistler Frame, surf, Rx, New York)
I have been out with my new [prescription] glasses a few times now. Conditions have not been extreme, but there have been wipeouts, and the glasses stayed on! I thought I would lose them (and 200 bucks) the first time out. I didn't believe they would really stay on, but they do! Plus I can see perfectly! I am stoked. For years I hesitated learning how to surf because I couldn‘t see, but now I can.
I also thought these glasses would make me surf better, but unfortunately, so far they haven't.Linda
June 30, 2003 - (Whistler Frame, Sydney, Australia)
Hi [Silverfish]- Just got my glasses- they are insane , much much better than I had expected. The quality of Whistler is just sensational, optical quality A1. Pity you don't have any one in Sydney selling them. I,m sure to be asked about them-they sh%$ all over the [Competition] -versatility plus. Once again thanks for your great service and excellent product. Craig
May 8, 2003 - (Whistler Frame, Idaho)
My Son is attending a Special Forces advanced paramedic program in Idaho. He was the only civilian accepted to the program this year because of his military background. His class is composed of several Seal team members and Airforce Pararescue personnel. When we had dinner prior to his leaving I gave him the Silverfish sunglasses which he flipped over. He said they were the perfect piece of equipment for combat paramedic training. Silverfish is now with the special forces folks in Idaho. Pretty cool.Jack
Date Unknown - (Whistler Frame)
Everybody needs a good pair of glasses but my problem has always been finding a pair that worked in all conditions and environments. If this pair isn't the only pair I'm ever going need it's the closest I'm ever going to get. At the river, on the beach, mountain boarding, biking, jet skiing. I flogged these doing it all and they were awesome, especially excelling in the water.CoreAttitude.com