“Great fish-spotting glasses with a modern twist”

Karl says: When I first saw the Fortis Eyewear Fishing Collection in the office I was instantly drawn to their modern, trendy looks. Days later my driving sunglasses broke and it occurred to me that I could use one pair for fishing, driving and social wear while still looking cool. I would no longer have to swap my glasses for different occasions.

I had my heart set on the Flat Top model. I dropped a few not-so-subtle hints and luckily I was offered a pair on the condition that I reviewed them for the mag. Result!

The following weekend I wore them everywhere. Quite incredibly, five of my mates, including several non-anglers, wanted to buy some for their looks alone.

However, appearance aside, I was slightly worried about the quality and intended purpose, especially when their retail price is just £24.99. I needn’t have worried – they’ve performed very well and have allowed me to spot carp easily while also, importantly, offering full UV protection.

The CR-39 polarising, scratch-resistant, brown lenses provide substantial contrast definition. There might be ‘better’ glasses out there but none that combine this sort of performance with ultra-modern looks and at a price we can all afford.

RRP: £24.99
Website: www.fortiseyewear.co.uk