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Posted: 1/21/2014 1:21:10 PM EDT
What say the hive? Gargoyles, Oakley, Wiley X, others????

Tired of $13.00 Wal Mart Chicom glasses. If you touch the lenses they scratch.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:24:10 PM EDT
I have Oakleys and Smiths, love both.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:25:38 PM EDT
I have Costa Del Mars and love them.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:26:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By gunnut284:
I have Oakleys and Smiths, love both.
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i buy a pair of new Oakleys every time i lose or break the previous pair,

Have had my current pair for 3 years now

Go with a titanium frame and polarized lenses
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:27:28 PM EDT
You are going to get a lot of recomendations for Oakley, Maui Jim, etc...

I have had those and they are great.

I now have a pair of Revo. They are superb.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:27:50 PM EDT
I say Oakley.

If you're military, police, first responder, etc etc you can get huge discounts through oakleystandardissue.com
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:28:24 PM EDT
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What about prescription sunglasses, I'm nearsighted but I got the Tropical Winds sunglasses and they ROCK!


Basically everything looks like the Rum Diary when it's sunny and clear outside.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:29:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By gunnut284:
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this.  good experiences with both.  also have had rudy project sunglasses too. lost them while drunk in cozumel though
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:30:57 PM EDT
It's impossible to not look good in these...Oakley Splinters. I got them Rx'd with ANSI rated lenses. They are my everything sunglasses.

Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:31:59 PM EDT
I have a pair of Okley Flak Jackets that I really like a lot.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:32:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By groovyrascal:
You are going to get a lot of recomendations for Oakley, Maui Jim, etc...

I have had those and they are great.

I now have a pair of Revo. They are superb.
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Revo's are amazing. Gf bought me a pair with water lenses and it's easily the best quality lenses I've seen. Oakleys are good but are lower end when it comes to quality. Costa, revo, and Maui Jim are steps up. It all depends what you want them for. I personally love the few pairs of Oliver peoples I have.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:32:57 PM EDT
IMO Maui Jim has the best optics.  Plus, they have great customer service and fix glass for cheap.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:35:37 PM EDT
After many years of torturing my eyes through cheap sunglass lenses and having the frames break after several months of use, I finally took the plunge and invested in a pair of Costa Del Mar in 2011.  

I wear them anytime it's sunny out and they don't have a single scratch on the lenses.   The frame has held up and the hinges still feel like the day I bought them.

I'm sure I've gotten my money back by now and enjoyed a pleasing, razor sharp view of the world the whole time.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:37:22 PM EDT
I wear Revo's now and really like them but I think I'm going to give maui jims a try on my next go around once these break.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:40:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:43:33 PM EDT
If you want the ultimate in optics then you want Costa Del Mar with 580 Glass lenses or Maui Jims with glass lenses.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:44:43 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By groovyrascal:


You are going to get a lot of recomendations for Oakley, Maui Jim, etc...



I have had those and they are great.



I now have a pair of Revo. They are superb.
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Revos used to be the top dog before Costa and Maui Jims came along.




I agree that they are still very nice lenses.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:46:24 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By justinbiscuit:


IMO Maui Jim has the best optics.  Plus, they have great customer service and fix glass for cheap.
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The Costa Del Mar 580 Glass lenses give Maui Jim lenses a run for their money, and are better in some ways.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:46:36 PM EDT
Yeah I think I need to keep it under $200.00 so...
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:47:32 PM EDT
Another vote for Maui Jim's.  Best lenses in the business.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:47:32 PM EDT
Ray-Band Wayfarer's
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:47:43 PM EDT
Check out Gatorz.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:48:18 PM EDT
I have Wiley X'es and love them. Very durable, impact rated, weigh next to nothing and are comfortable.  I think my next set will be Gatorz though. Why? Because they look baller as fuck.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:49:39 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By supermo:


Yeah I think I need to keep it under $200.00 so...
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I wear the Costa Del Mar Blackfin with the 580 Glass lens. They are excellent wraparound style sunglasses. They are available for less than $200.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:50:19 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By CujoTwoOne:


Ray-Band Wayfarer's
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They are definitely back in style. Wish they looked good on my face.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:51:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Robja:
I have Costa Del Mars and love them.
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The best I've owned.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:52:32 PM EDT
kickin' it old school.

Glass lenses or go home.

Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:52:51 PM EDT
I have two pairs of Ray Ban Justin's. One in red and one in blue. With the fade in the glass the blue is a tad light but I will buy them again
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:52:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

  They are definitely back in style. Wish they looked good on my face.
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Originally Posted By CujoTwoOne:
Ray-Band Wayfarer's

  They are definitely back in style. Wish they looked good on my face.


Yeah that's the biggest problem people have with them, either they work or they don't.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:52:59 PM EDT
I've had many a pair of Oakley's got down with my gun collection in a lake.

I seem to get a new pair every year.  I like them.

Ray Bans too.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:53:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

  Revos used to be the top dog before Costa and Maui Jims came along.

I agree that they are still very nice lenses.
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Originally Posted By groovyrascal:
You are going to get a lot of recomendations for Oakley, Maui Jim, etc...

I have had those and they are great.

I now have a pair of Revo. They are superb.

  Revos used to be the top dog before Costa and Maui Jims came along.

I agree that they are still very nice lenses.


I've never had the Costas. Maui Jim's have nice lenses, but their frames always feel flimsy to me.

I think Revo's lenses are as good, but the frames feel more robust.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:54:04 PM EDT
Maui Jim. They have something that will work for everyone. Great prescription lens work too.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:54:51 PM EDT
Costas.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:55:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:



If you want the ultimate in optics then you want Costa Del Mar with 580 Glass lenses or Maui Jims with glass lenses.
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These are the two I stick with. However, I just left my Maui's @ Avis car rental    Reading the thread to get ideas as well. I dropped one of the Costa's with 580 glass and one lens shattered. They charged me two arms/legs to replace the lens.





Starting to think quality glasses are not for me - I'm just too careless and rough with them.




 




 
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:57:18 PM EDT
everyone should own a pair of classic aviators...
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 1:57:36 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By somaliskinnypirate:




These are the two I stick with. However, I just left my Maui's @ Avis car rental    Reading the thread to get ideas as well. I dropped one of the Costa's with 580 glass and one lens shattered. They charged me two arms/legs to replace the lens.

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Originally Posted By somaliskinnypirate:



Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

If you want the ultimate in optics then you want Costa Del Mar with 580 Glass lenses or Maui Jims with glass lenses.

These are the two I stick with. However, I just left my Maui's @ Avis car rental    Reading the thread to get ideas as well. I dropped one of the Costa's with 580 glass and one lens shattered. They charged me two arms/legs to replace the lens.




Starting to thing quality glasses are not for me - I'm just too careless and rough with them.

 







 
Aside from the rare occasion when they shatter, glass lenses are more durable than plastic. WAY more resistant to scratching.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 2:00:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Robja:
I have Costa Del Mars and love them.
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Link Posted: 1/21/2014 2:01:51 PM EDT
Im out in the Florida sun on the water 4 or 5 days a week for a average of 6 hours.

Costa for me at 250$ a pop...Always carry a spare pair in the boat and replace the lost ones the same day.

Link Posted: 1/21/2014 2:02:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By rod727:
everyone should own a pair of classic aviators...
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj67/lsheets65/canvas_zps43868628.png
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American Optical original pilot sunglasses far outstrip any Ray-Bans I've ever had.  Super flat when folded, bayonet temples and real glass lenses.  Got a pair after I got my eyes lasered up 18 months ago and they're still perfect...




Link Posted: 1/21/2014 2:02:32 PM EDT
Maui Jim.  


Call it a day
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 2:05:03 PM EDT
I have all these currently, ranked in order best on top.

Maui Jim Banyon
Bolle King (Polarized)
Ray Ban Predator
Bolle something or other polarized

Oakley Radars.  After wearing the others, looking through the Oakleys is like looking through muddy water.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 2:06:29 PM EDT
I've got a pair of oakleys and I love them.  The only mistake was not getting polarized lenses but I need to get eye script lenses anyway.

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Link Posted: 1/21/2014 2:09:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

  Revos used to be the top dog before Costa and Maui Jims came along.

I agree that they are still very nice lenses.
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Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Originally Posted By groovyrascal:
You are going to get a lot of recomendations for Oakley, Maui Jim, etc...

I have had those and they are great.

I now have a pair of Revo. They are superb.

  Revos used to be the top dog before Costa and Maui Jims came along.

I agree that they are still very nice lenses.


I had Maui Jims before my revo's.

lighter yes, pretty clear but the lenses had this bubble of magnification, which was wierd when driving because it slightly changed the cluster in my view and was just kind of annoying. It didn't bother me much because I got them for free (moms boss died, we were helping clean out his old stuff, they were with some ski stuff that was going to be given away, so they gave them to me)

now I have Revo's. little heavy but I like them much better.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 2:15:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AgeOne:


I had Maui Jims before my revo's.

lighter yes, pretty clear but the lenses had this bubble of magnification, which was wierd when driving because it slightly changed the cluster in my view and was just kind of annoying. It didn't bother me much because I got them for free (moms boss died, we were helping clean out his old stuff, they were with some ski stuff that was going to be given away, so they gave them to me)

now I have Revo's. little heavy but I like them much better.
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Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Originally Posted By groovyrascal:
You are going to get a lot of recomendations for Oakley, Maui Jim, etc...

I have had those and they are great.

I now have a pair of Revo. They are superb.

  Revos used to be the top dog before Costa and Maui Jims came along.

I agree that they are still very nice lenses.


I had Maui Jims before my revo's.

lighter yes, pretty clear but the lenses had this bubble of magnification, which was wierd when driving because it slightly changed the cluster in my view and was just kind of annoying. It didn't bother me much because I got them for free (moms boss died, we were helping clean out his old stuff, they were with some ski stuff that was going to be given away, so they gave them to me)

now I have Revo's. little heavy but I like them much better.


Actually with revo's new water lenses they have the best water lenses on the market hence the $300+ price tag. They truly blow everything away.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 2:16:33 PM EDT
maui jims stingray are awesome.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 2:18:04 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By AgeOne:
I had Maui Jims before my revo's.



lighter yes, pretty clear but the lenses had this bubble of magnification, which was wierd when driving because it slightly changed the cluster in my view and was just kind of annoying. It didn't bother me much because I got them for free (moms boss died, we were helping clean out his old stuff, they were with some ski stuff that was going to be given away, so they gave them to me)



now I have Revo's. little heavy but I like them much better.
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Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:


Originally Posted By groovyrascal:

You are going to get a lot of recomendations for Oakley, Maui Jim, etc...



I have had those and they are great.



I now have a pair of Revo. They are superb.


  Revos used to be the top dog before Costa and Maui Jims came along.



I agree that they are still very nice lenses.





I had Maui Jims before my revo's.



lighter yes, pretty clear but the lenses had this bubble of magnification, which was wierd when driving because it slightly changed the cluster in my view and was just kind of annoying. It didn't bother me much because I got them for free (moms boss died, we were helping clean out his old stuff, they were with some ski stuff that was going to be given away, so they gave them to me)



now I have Revo's. little heavy but I like them much better.




 
Those were flawed lenses that should go back to the manufacturer.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 2:18:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By supermo:
What say the hive? Gargoyles, Oakley, Wiley X, others????

Tired of $13.00 Wal Mart Chicom glasses. If you touch the lenses they scratch.
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Costas.

And get the 580 Glass lenses.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 2:19:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FDrifting:
Actually with revo's new water lenses they have the best water lenses on the market hence the $300+ price tag. They truly blow everything away.


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Originally Posted By AgeOne:




Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:




Originally Posted By groovyrascal:


You are going to get a lot of recomendations for Oakley, Maui Jim, etc...





I have had those and they are great.





I now have a pair of Revo. They are superb.



  Revos used to be the top dog before Costa and Maui Jims came along.





I agree that they are still very nice lenses.








I had Maui Jims before my revo's.





lighter yes, pretty clear but the lenses had this bubble of magnification, which was wierd when driving because it slightly changed the cluster in my view and was just kind of annoying. It didn't bother me much because I got them for free (moms boss died, we were helping clean out his old stuff, they were with some ski stuff that was going to be given away, so they gave them to me)





now I have Revo's. little heavy but I like them much better.






Actually with revo's new water lenses they have the best water lenses on the market hence the $300+ price tag. They truly blow everything away.







 

I may have to check them out. But that will be a tough to pill to swallow after how much I paid for my last pair of Revos only to have them blown away by Costa 580Gs for abut half the price.







It's hard to imagine that they are that much better than the 580G lens.




ETA: Can you link to a pair? I'm not finding them.

 
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 2:22:07 PM EDT
Check out smith optics they have some very nice tacticle optics,,    I have a very. Good discount code for them ,     Pm me if you are interested in it.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 2:24:49 PM EDT
Gargoyles do not make my old ANSI Classics anymore.  My last pair took an 308 casing to the lens from an HK.  Gouged my lens and saved my eye.  So I went on a quest for new shades that will fit my big head.

ESS Rollbars.........ANSI impact rated which I need considering the shit that ruins my glasses.  They also have a replaceable lens.  They fit me like sealed goggles.  They don't catch the wind if you ride.  I really like them.

http://www.esseyepro.com/Rollbar-Series_237_category.html

I used to be an Oakley fanboi but after having them break or fail under silly circumstances I've determined they are junk.
Link Posted: 1/21/2014 2:25:49 PM EDT

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Yup.  Glass lenses are awesome.  Had a pair of Oakley X-Metal Juliets - kept getting scratches on the lenses.  Replacement sets were 90-100 dollars for lenses.  Maui Jim - 60 dollars.  But, since the lenses are glass, I haven't required any replacements.  Or I am less clumsy...

 



Also, night and day difference in optical clarity.  Go polarized or go home.
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