Costa just launched a brand new PRO Series frame — the Jose PRO. It features everything you love about the original Jose, with bonus PRO Series features. Keep reading our guide as we compare the Costa Jose PRO vs Costa Jose sunglasses.

Costa Jose PRO vs Jose Sunglasses

1. Costa Jose Overview
2. Costa Jose PRO Overview
3. Costa Jose PRO vs Jose Size Guide
4. What Are The Differences Between The Costa Jose PRO And Jose Sunglasses?
4.1. Costa Features Comparison Chart
5. Costa Sunglasses With Prescription

Costa Jose Overview

The original Costa Jose frame is named after legendary fisherman, Jose Wejebe. Known for his passion, expertise, and welcoming nature, Wejebe inspired many anglers of all experience levels. He taught the world how to enjoy fishing and protect the environment he loved so much. Inspired by his legacy, Costa named one of their top-selling frames after him — the Costa Jose.

The Costa Jose is a comfortable, Medium - Large sized frame with a narrow fit. This 8 base sunglass has flexible, optical spring hinges and a reliable Bio-Resin, TR-90 nylon frame. TR-90 nylon is lightweight, durable, and manufactured with Costa's eco-friendly Bio-Resin process. This full-wrap frame is completely lined along the nose bridge with Costa Hydrolite™ rubber. Costa Hydrolite ensures you get comfort and stability all day long. The image below shows the Costa Jose with Blue Mirror 580G lenses. This lens is ideal for bright, sunny days on the water.

Costa Jose Sunglasses in Shiny Black with Blue Mirror 580G Lenses 62mm

Costa Jose in Shiny Black with Blue Mirror 580G Lenses

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Costa Jose PRO Overview

Costa Jose PRO sunglasses on fisherman

Costa Jose PRO

Just like the original Jose, the Costa Jose PRO is an 8 base frame, constructed of Costa's Bio-Resin, TR-90 nylon material. Part of Costa's "Kick Plastic Initiative," to protect the Earth's oceans, Bio-Resin is super lightweight and sturdy, giving you comfort that lasts. This frame is similar in style to the original Jose, but includes all the features of a PRO Series frame.

All of Costa's PRO Series glasses include: superior sweat management, metal keeper slots, eyewire drains, hooding and side shields, Hydrolite™ grip, and vented, adjustable nose pads to help with fit and fogging. The Jose PRO also has polarized and color enhancing 580G mineral glass lenses, which keep your vision clear and crisp on the water. Maintaining Jose Wejebe’s legacy, the Costa Jose PRO's design keeps you on the water longer. Jose PRO has a regular fit, and is a size Medium.

Costa Jose PRO in Silver Metallic with Blue Mirror 580G Lenses

Costa Jose PRO in Silver Metallic with Blue Mirror 580G Lenses

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Costa Jose PRO vs Jose Size Guide

Sizing FeatureCosta JoseCosta Jose PRO
Eye Size62mm62mm
Nose Bridge16mm16mm
Temple Length130mm128mm
SizeMedium - LargeMedium

What Are The Differences Between The Costa Jose PRO and Jose Sunglasses?

The major differences between these frames are in fit and features. While both frames are 8 base, the Jose PRO is a regular fit in terms of width, and a size Medium. The Jose is a narrow fit and a size Medium - Large.

As for features, the PRO Series includes 6 premium features that the regular Costa frames do not. These features are illustrated in the image below. While some standard Costa frames may have features like Hydrolite™ grip technology, the PRO Series frames have the latest and greatest versions of these techs.

Costa PRO Series performance features on a graphic showing the Costa Blackfin PRO with 6 new performance additions.

Blackfin PRO Sunglasses showing Costa PRO Series frame features

Costa Features Comparison Chart

Frame FeaturesCosta Jose PROCosta Jose
Bio-Resin TR-90 Nylon Frame
Hydrolite™ Rubber Grip
Sweat Management
Leash Attachment
Adjustable Nose Pads
Vented Nose Pads
Metal Keeper Slots
Hooding & Side Shields
Eyewire Drains
Costa 580G Lenses (glass)
Costa 580P Lenses (polycarbonate)
Available in Prescription
Compatible with Progressive Lenses

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