If you need equipment you can depend on, the Costa Angler series is at the top of the game. Costa sunglasses feature the best lenses in the business for filtering light. Most respectable brands shield against UV, but only Costa has the technology to block harsh yellow light with their 580P and G lenses. But which Costa pair is better? In Costa Fantail vs Costa Jose, we'll highlight the differences between these two amazing frames, so you can find the right fit for your next outing on the water.

Costa Fantail

Costa Fantail in Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades Camo with Grey lens

These frames hits the sweet spot between performance and style. Take them with you on any excursion and put them to the test. They will not disappoint.


  • Hydrolite along the temple and nose for comfort and fit
  • Droplet accents along temple tips for reducing slippage
  • Available in an OmniFit version

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Costa Jose

Costa Jose in Shiny Black with Blue Mirror lens

The entire Angler series is designed for hardcore fishermen, but Costa Jose is a stand out. In honor of Captain Jose Wejebe, this pair of aggressive Costa frames has all the features an angler wants to focus on the water. Its aesthetic is for the fisherman who wants to see the water with clarity.


  • Hydrolite along the nose, rim, and temples of the frame
  • Temple tip vents for cooling and optional retainer
  • Spring hinge technology for a fit that sticks

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So Costa Fantail or Costa Jose?

All Angler series frames perform on the water. Style-wise, the Costa Jose has more practical features for staying on the face than the Fantail. Its the no-nonsense option meant to embody the life of its namesake. Choose the Costa Fantail if you want broader appeal or the Fantail Omnifit if your nose gets in the way.

Prescription Sunglasses from SportRx

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