Buy It For Life: Maui Jim Sunglasses

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.

Maui Jim offers a lifetime warranty on all their sunglasses. If a breakage or other defect occurs, they 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

  1. Sherrie says

    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?

    • master says

      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.

  2. Ciara says

    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 :)

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