On The Water With Kenny’s Costa Del Mar Shades

When I first heard about the pairing between Kenny Chesney and Costa Del Mar sunglasses I thought it was the perfect marriage. Chesney spends a lot of his free time in the blue Caribbean waters and one needs some cool shades to block that neon glare. What better to do that then some cool Costa sunglasses.

I got my pair of Kenny Costas last week and couldn’t wait to take them out on the water. As a little background, I’m a cheap sunglasses kind of guy. I usually scuff, destroy, or mistakenly watch them sink to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, so no real need to get a nice pair. Polarized, what’s that? They don’t make a 12 dollar pair of polarized sunglasses so these Costas were quite the step up. Time to put on my man pants and actually take care of a nice pair.  The difference between the Costas and my run of the mill shades is night and day, especially when you’re out on the water, soaking up the warm Florida sun. The colors and water tones pop like you wouldn’t believe. Who knew our water looked like that!

I went with the Kenny Costa Rincons. The glasses have a cool interior that are uniquely Kenny. The Rincons have “Goin’ Coastal” printed on the inside, and baby, when I’m rockin’ these sunglasses I definitely feel like I’m doing just that.


The flip side of the Costas feature the iconic palm tree with guitar logo and Kenny’s printed autograph. Hard to get much cooler than that.

Kenny Costas

Kenny Costas

I first wrote about the Kenny Costas a couple weeks ago when they were first announced and showed you the super cool video that Kenny made to tell us fans about his limited addition line of shades. I love watching it and I think many of you Castaways do as well. We want to be kickin’ back in those island paradise playgrounds more than anything. And I guess having Kenny to hang out with wouldn’t be so bad either.  Here is the video encore.

If you want to get your pair of Kenny Costas and check out the other styles click this link. Kenny Costa Del Mar Sunglasses. They only did a limited run of this Kenny line so if you’re looking to get a pair don’t lollygag to long. They just might disappear with the out-going tide.

See you on the water!


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By |2016-12-31T11:58:17-04:00March 31st, 2011|1. Product Reviews, Kenny Chesney|9 Comments

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  1. Unclerico23 March 31, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Those do look like some great shades, and I can’t tell you how badly I want a pair. But I’m with you. I’m an idiot with sun glasses. I’m good for at least 4 pairs a year, which isn’t bad at the cheap price tag.

    I’ve never been able to take the plunge for a nice pair, but I’ll try to talk myself into these, because they really do look great.

  2. Conch Republic Bikinis March 31, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Nice write up Ryan. Wasn’t in the market for new sunglasses, but you mentioned the glare of being on the water. Looks like the temple style will help protect from that side glare. Kind of like side boobage with my bikinis! LMAO. Will get a pair now.


  3. Rosi March 31, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I have had maui jims since 2003 and I love them. I totally love the way the caribbean sea looks now. I may have to get a pair of these new shades too…………
    I love Rincon and just chillin there so shades with the same name would be cool.

  4. RumShopRyan March 31, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Unclerico23, they do come with a pretty hefty case to help keep them nice. I’m trying to get in the habit of putting them in there and not just tossing them on my car console like my $12 friends.

    Conch Republic…side boobage? Really? That doesn’t help with glare, just a evil distraction…but not a bad one. Cheers!

    Let us know if you get the new pair Rosi and what you think. Cheers!

  5. Laurie March 31, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Hey RumShopRyan,
    I work with Costa and wanted to thank you for the great review! We’re enjoying the comments over here too. 🙂 Hope you’re enjoying the Rincons!

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    RumShopRyan March 31, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Hi Laurie, enjoying them everyday. Can’t wait to get back out on the water to see the shades of blue pop once again. Just trying to live that Goin’ Coastal lifestyle. Cheers!

  7. jean March 31, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Aw geez Ryan, here I talked myself out of buying a pair of these but now I may have too!!! Thanks for the review!! Jean in MO

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    RumShopRyan April 1, 2011 at 9:10 am

    You put them on, and you just feel cool.

  9. Scot Czubaj March 15, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Hey Ryan! Still wearing my Rincons everyday! Inside the lenses are a tad worn from cleaning but still crystal clear being the 580G’s . Was just browsing Costa’s website after i got an email from them and i noticed no more rincons.. thats too bad, great glasses. anyone who owns a pair of these, take care of them, parts for repair may be scarce. These limited chesney shades im sure are no longer repairable, minus the lens.

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