(Not) blinded by the light – Nectar sunnies review

Nectar sunglasses

Nectar was founded by a couple of mates who grew up skating and surfing, something you can tell instantly from the designs. Calling on the classic Wayfarer style, but adding a touch of attitude, Nectar have produced a line of stylish but practical optics for the discerning water baby.

Getting hold of the Absinthe and Breck models meant I could put them to good use while in Grenada (see full feature in April’s issue). The bright and powerful Caribbean sun was no match for these beauties which shut out the glare and allowed me to paddle in comfort on the flat. Lounging on the beach is also a joy with no squint inducing UV creeping through.

In the UK they’ve been used during days we’ve had occasional glimpses of that big ball of fire in the sky. The mirrored lenses do a sterling job of refracting light and the comfy relaxed fitting of both pairs means they can be popped on my bonce and forgotten about.

Nectar offer a wide choice of models to suit all tastes and you’ll be sure to find something that fits your personality if you hit up their website.

As summer finally kicks in every paddler worth his or her salt needs a decent part of sunnies for cruising to the beach, enjoying some flat water SUP fun, après beer quaffage or spicing it up at a beach BBQ – Nectar should fit the bill nicely!

For more info on the Nectar range head over to and check out what’s going down – available in the UK through


Price: £19.99 and £24.99 for polarized

About thepaddlerezine (351 Articles)
Editor of The Paddler magazine and Publisher of Stand Up Paddle Mag UK and Windsurfing UK magazines

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