Costa Grand Catalina Gives 80’s Flashback Vibes

Costa Grand Catalina Gives 80’s Flashback Vibes

 Costa Sunglasses, manufacturer of the first color-enhancing all-polarized glass sunglass lens, announces today the revitalization of one of its most beloved frames, Grand Catalina. A true brand icon initially introduced in the 80s, Grand Catalina’s original retro design pays homage to the brand’s 40 year legacy on the water, while its updated frame and lens technology represent the cutting-edge innovation Costa is known for today. Whether on land or at sea, Grand Catalina is the perfect blend of style, performance and versatility.

Costa Grand Catalina

Sporting the beloved heritage aviator shape and removable side shields that led to its initial fame, Grand Catalina’s updated construction embodies the DNA of Costa’s Pathfinder Series: sweat management channels, vented adjustable nose pads, removable side shields (offering two different looks) and seamless surfacing. This retro-inspired, hybrid frame returns to the age of modern performance, making it a must-have for those who demand bold style and best-in-class functionality. 

For decades, Grand Catalina has been widely recognized for adorning the faces of angling legends and Costa Pros, Flip PallotJose Wejebe, and more. 

“I remember it like it was yesterday, heading out for a day on the water, the original Grand Catalina in tow. They were the pinnacle of purpose built eyewear then, and with the passion and technology infused in them many moons later, they are today,” said Costa’s longest tenured Pro Flip Pallot. “Costa has always been on the forefront of leading by example, whether it’s protecting the waters we call home or crafting world class products, and the new iteration of the Grand Catalina frames is certainly no different.” 

Costa’s commitment to quality and innovation shines through in this refined frame, made from Costa’s proprietary bio-resin. Designed with both style and performance in mind, Grand Catalina is available in a range of frame colors and lens options, including Costa’s latest 580G Gold Mirror Lens. 

MSRP for Grand Catalina starts at $204. To see Costa’s complete collection of performance, lifestyle and optical frames, and learn more about its commitment to protecting the waters it calls home, visit  

Costa Grand Catalina 80's Flashback

About Costa Sunglasses

As the first manufacturer of color-enhancing all-polarized glass sunglass lenses, Costa combines superior lens technology with unparalleled fit and durability. Costa has made the highest quality, best-performing sunglasses and prescription sunglasses (Rx) for outdoor enthusiasts since 1983, and now its product portfolio includes optical frames. Costa’s growing cult-brand status ties directly to its purpose to provide high-quality products with a focus on sustainability and conservation as the company works hard to protect the waters it calls home. From the use of sustainable and water-friendly materials to its Kick Plastic initiative, #OneCoast efforts and meaningful partnerships with mission-aligned organizations, Costa encourages people to help protect the Earth’s natural resources in any way they can. Find out more on Costa’s website and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at @CostaSunglasses.


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