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Buy It For Life: Maui Jim Sunglasses

by Justin Thomas •

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S.

Maui Jim began selling polarized sunglasses on beaches of Maui in the 1980s. Now headquartered in Illinois, Maui Jim is one of a handful of companies that still manufacture their glasses in the U.S.

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If a breakage or other defect occurs, Maui Jim will repair or replace the sunglasses for $10 (including shipping). I’ve tested this warranty a few times over the years, and they do indeed repair your glasses promptly. You just mail in your sunglasses with a $10 check, and a “like new” pair is sent to you after a couple weeks.

Maui Jim Sunglasses are available on Amazon.

Comments 32

  1. Rick Gunter

    I have a pair of Maui Jims MJ709-02s I need both lenses replaced could you send me some information on what I need to do.

  2. Rick P Gunter

    I have a pair of Maui Jims MJ709-02s I need both lenses replaced could you send me some information on what I need to do.

  3. Jennifer

    I’m finding it entertaining how many people think that you can/will fix their sunglasses for them and that you represent the company. Does it get better than this??

  4. BEN GOKUL

    Sir i purchased my maui jim sunglass f rom the sunglass hut in new zealand an ihave had it for over 5years but now i see that the lenses seem to blurred as if they are scratched on the inside of the eye look for both eyes ,can these lenses be replaced and how b much wi)it cost ,please advice ( ce us pat# 4,838,673) marking on the left frame and the right side it reads MAUI reg MJ 142-02 MADE IN JAPAN, REGARDS,BEN GOKUL

  5. Cheryl Hoffman

    I’ve had my glasses for a few years and cracked a lens. Would like to have it repaired. I purchased it at local sun glass hut. They gave me a box to return them to Hawaii . How do I go about this?

  6. glen august

    hi
    i have a pear of maui titanium mj501 02
    but the lens need replaceing
    where do i go ?

    regards
    Glen August

  7. Sheldon Pike

    Indeed my glasses fixed they cracked at corner where the lens is connected to earpiece. Send me address and I will enclose check for ten $ Thank you. Sheldon pike. 720 427 2720

  8. RLW

    Hmm, I have been shopping for sunglasses the last two weeks visiting various online sites and about seven local shops that specifically carry Maui Jim. There must have been a warranty change as EVERY store clerk told me- Sunglass Hut, Dicks Sporting Goods, etc., that they have a lifetime warranty and have excellent service. Even the “Buy if for Life” poster heading this site is evidence that at one point there must have been such a warranty but apparently changed not too long ago?

  9. Judy

    Lifetime warranty ? I’m so upset at the poor service. After paying $200 for a pair of Mauwi Jim sun glasses I was inform that I will have to pay $12 for shipping & $80 to repair the lenses Are you kidding me ? I’m at $292. After explaining to them that both the lenses broke on the same spot were the screw holds in the lenses. Weaking the lenses. And by the way there not responsible if it gets lost or damaged. I’ll never buy another pair of Mauwi Jim and I’ll make sure that my 26 family member don’t buy them.
    unless Somone can help me with this issue.

    1. master

      Sounds like the Maui Jims are not for you.

      I never stated that Maui Jim have a lifetime warranty — no sunglass company does as far I as I know. Instead, they are great at repairing sunglasses. I’ve had my glasses repaired about seven times over the course of four years. In most cases I paid $12 total for the repairs, and once I paid $80 for a lens repair.

  10. Doug Williams

    Hello, I have a pair of MJ 407-10 sunglasses. The nose pads have worn and fallen off. Please send me a new set of nose pads . My address is 813 SW 347th Court, Federal Way, WA., 98023

  11. Domi

    I live in Europe, and purchased a pair of Mauwi Jim sunglasses in an airport in the US a couple of years ago. I love them.
    However, I recently got them out of my handbag and found them broken on the bridge. How do I have them replaced/repaired without having to mail them to the US with the costs and risks of loss involved? If someown has any idea, I’d highly appreciate the input.

  12. Arnie

    In case this get buried in a reply to the lifetime warranty, just got my MJ351s back ($300+ Flexon glasses when I bought them) from Maui Jim with a note that says these sunglasses are discontinued. We have exhausted our repair parts and offer 50% off. Not quite the sunglasses for life anymore. A previous pair of Maui Jim’s were replaced no questions asked and I was very impressed with them. Now, not so much. When I called they held firm to the 50% off, though the Thousand Peaks look very similar to my pair. Very disappointed.

  13. George roach

    Purchased Maui Jim sunglasses banyan 7717557 3 years ago was assured lens replacement could be done. Lense broke now unable to find replacement lenses anywhere Sunglasses Hut no help.
    Can find Oakley replacements anywhere and Sunglasses Hut will even acquire Oakley replacements at no charge.
    Please advise how I can contact Maui Jim.

  14. mike herron

    I have a pair of Maui Jim sun glasses that I love but now one of the arms is rather bent and loose and I need new frames. I purchased them many years ago. Can I get new frames for them if I send them to a Maui Jim location?

    thanks, Mike Herron

  15. Ciara

    I purchased a pair of Maui Jims about 2-3 years ago & I love them. I was horrified when our dog got a hold of them & chewed about 1/2 an inch off each arm. Took them to the optometrist where I purchased them to see about getting the arms replaced, fully prepared to pay to big $$$ to have them fixed, only to find that after a phone call to Maui Jim they were covered under the lifetime ‘lifestyle’ warranty. They were repaired same day as they had another pair in stock & took the arms off those. I only had to pay $10 to cover postage costs to replace the parts they used.
    Could not be happier with both the glasses & the warranty service :)

  16. Sherrie

    I have a pair of Maui Jims that I got in 2008 and has a cracked lense. I don’t see this lifetime warranty on their website. How do you get the lifetime warranty?

    1. master

      You can send in and they will repair it $10-$50. The warranty says on two years but they tend to be liberal. From their website:

      Fast Repairs because Life Happens! Whether you need a quick fix or a major overhaul, Maui Jim offers unequaled repair service with fast 3 day turnaround (not including shipping time) for most repairs.

      Iron Clad Warranty – Our sunglasses are warranted to the original purchaser for two years from the date of purchase against any defect in materials and workmanship. We’ll repair or replace at our option, any pair of Maui Jims found to be defective-exclusive of damage caused by improper or unreasonable use.

      Not a warranty repair? No problem. We offer great repair options just let us know what you need.

      *** Please be advised that all Maui Jim Sunglasses (Prescription & Plano) must be sold with authentic Maui Jim lenses, frames and parts and not modified in any manner. Any alterations of lenses, frame parts or nose pads voids all warranties.

      ** If you need nose pads only, call or email us your sunglass style number. Most nosepad replacements can be mailed to you. Some styles require us to replace the nosepads.

      All US sunglass repairs require a non-refundable processing fee.

      1. Arnie

        Just got my MJ351s back from Maui Jim with a note that says these sunglasses are discontinued. We have exhausted out repair parts and offer 50% off. Not quite the sunglasses for life anymore. The last pair of Maui Jim’s I had before these were replaced no questions asked and I was very impressed with them. Now, not so much. When I called they held firm to the 50% off though the Thousand Peaks look very similar to my pair. Very disappointed.

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