It's that time of year when you start to think of the perfect gift for the angler in your life. It can be hard to choose because many bass anglers have tons of gear and equipment, and their needs will vary greatly. There are many options to look for and one thing that all anglers need is a good pair of sunglasses. Even those with a pair or two could always use another as they serve as a great backup or match different situations with different lens colors.
Bajío is a quickly rising sunglass brand in the fishing world and they have some excellent sunglasses that would make any angler proud to wear them. They also have a full lineup of shirts, hats, and accessories that would make great gifts this holiday season. Here's a rundown of some items that are perfect for any angler.
Choosing the right sunglasses as a gift
Like many other things you wear, sunglasses are often highly personalized based on someone's style. Thankfully, there are some can't-miss styles if you choose based on function. Quality polarized fishing sunglasses, like those from Bajío, come in several frame styles and colors. One of the first things to determine is the size and Bajío has a great sizing chart on their website that shows the different frame sizes. They also have it categorized by style. These categories include wide body, tech angler, tight lines, surf, beach, and metal.
While these different styles of sunglasses vary widely and will mainly come down to personal style preference, they are all excellent quality lenses that will do the job on the water to protect eyes and show fish and structure under the surface.
Some of the best sellers from this fall include Nippers, Vega, and Palometa. These three would be solid picks, as well as the addition of the new readers and prescription lenses if needed. The Piedra readers, Nippers RX, Bales Beach RX, Vega RX, and Soldado RX, are the most popular based on sales this fall.
Another consideration is choosing the right lens tint; Bajío has many options. Some common and universal lens colors are blue mirror, green mirror, and gray. These are good lens colors, with blue mirror great for open water and bright sun, green mirror for scanning shallow water, and gray as a solid all-around color. The more specialized colors are silver mirror and copper mirror, which are suitable for medium light, and rose mirror and violet mirror, which are perfect for low-light conditions. These lenses all include Bajío's LAPIS technology, eliminating most harmful blue light and giving the best possible clarity.
While Bajío makes some great sunglasses and it's what they are best known for, they've consistently added more clothing and accessories to the lineup. These items fit their mission, with sustainability in mind, and they have some great looking designs that showcase a host of fish and aquatic species.
For hats, they have some great and colorful designs with various fish species, including bass. They also have unique ones like crawfish, carp, squid, crab, catfish, and others that would make for a special gift.
Their lineup of shirts has long-sleeved performance fishing shirts with good fish-inspired designs and some that stand out, like the designs made by trout guide and tattoo artist Casey Anderson. These shirts are made with more robust organic cotton, which lasts longer and is better for the environment. There are also some with the Bajío logo to show off your favorite brand.
Another simple yet important accessory is something to keep your sunglasses around your neck. There are a lot of different products on the market and Bajío has three different types of keepers. The Zip Keeper, Mono Keeper, and ClipZ Keeper are inexpensive items that do the job and keep sunglasses in the perfect position when not on the face. The Zip Keeper and Mono Keeper are adjustable to any length and the ClipZ is a traditional keeper that is not adjustable. All retail for under $15 and fit perfectly on sunglasses.
Bajío also has a set of camp cups with cool designs by Casey Anderson. These simple but artful cups are great for morning coffee or evening drinks. They are sold as a set of four, and $10 from the sale will go to habitat restoration in Mosquito Lagoon in Florida.
If you are shopping for an angler in your life or even for yourself this year, there are some excellent things to choose from. Bajío has a pair of sunglasses for everyone but also offers unique clothing and accessories that make a perfect gift.