Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
PSA
Member Login

Site Notices
Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 3
Posted: 1/25/2014 1:56:54 AM EDT
I owned a pair of Oakley Half jackets and lost them swimming at the beach. They were the best sunglasses Id ever owned.






Now that Im in the market for a new pair are there any other brands out there that wont cost me 200 bucks that are as well built and cool looking?




whats say you hive?
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:01:00 AM EDT
Over priced crap.

I dropped my ballistic M frames on GRASS and broke off one of the arms.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:03:03 AM EDT
I like Oakleys the best. Only problem is if you like a certain model they might not make it anymore so you'll have to replace the lenses with aftermarket ones.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:10:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 2:10:49 AM EDT by glazer1972]
Flak jacket xlj polarized blk iridium.  Eta amazon.

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:16:43 AM EDT
I like my ballistic m frame 2.0.

They work well and fit well but also have z87 markings, making them offshore legal for use as safety glasses. Nice touch there. The lenses are easy to change and are pretty tough.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:19:51 AM EDT
Rayban Wayfarers are best sunglasses.





Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:22:43 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By glazer1972:
Flak jacket xlj polarized blk iridium.  Eta amazon.

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile
View Quote



Thread ends with this statement.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:25:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 2:25:41 AM EDT by tsay86]
I only wear Oakleys because of usstandardissue.com.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:25:57 AM EDT
Can you get on Standard Issue, Oakley's military and LE website?  Pretty cheap there.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:27:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 2:28:05 AM EDT by OHMR95B]
usstandardissue.com Thier .mil/LE discounts are the shit
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:35:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 2:36:01 AM EDT by runcible]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By pokey074:
Rayban Wayfarers are best sunglasses.
http://thelodge3life.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/miami-vice20.jpg
View Quote

I've been wearing them in one form or another for 30 years. Classic look.

Oakleys (or, at least the ones I usually see), always give me the impression that the design team wanted them to look like the sunglasses that a comic book superhero would wear.

They're just too flashy for me. (Of course, this is why Baskin-Robbins makes 31 flavors.)
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:48:20 AM EDT
I have a set of Oakleys that I bought through the LE/Mil purchase site. They're not the blades , half jacket or any of that kind of crap. Just "normal" looking glasses but I will say they are bomb proof. I'm very tough on glasses and I've had these for about 6 years now. I've climbed with them, swam in salt water, etc...etc..and they still look new.

If you look closely I suppose you'll see that the frame and temples have sustained multiple impacts but the glass and hinges are perfect.  When these go my next set will be Oakley.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:58:01 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By OHMR95B:
usstandardissue.com Thier .mil/LE discounts are the shit
View Quote

Thanks for the tip. I'm in!
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:03:51 AM EDT
oakleys seem poorly made to me. i have a pair or wiley sabers i love.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:19:11 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By steelycr:
oakleys seem poorly made to me. i have a pair or wiley sabers i love.
View Quote


Been wearing Oakleys of and on since 1986.  The one consistent thing is, they will break through normal use, not abuse.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:35:59 AM EDT
The best shades I have is Costa Del Mar's with the blue 580 lens. I also have 2  Radar Oaks but the CDM's are hands down better.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:46:12 AM EDT
Love the Oakley's I have. I have heard good things about Costa's, but never tried them.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:51:11 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By MeatBag:
Over priced crap.

I dropped my ballistic M frames on GRASS and broke off one of the arms.
View Quote


No they didn't. They were probably subjected to something far harsher and finally reached a failure point breaking and fallin off your head. Be honest.

Oakleys are not invincible but my M frames saved my eyes from a flash bang going off about a foot from my face and countless other bad shit that multiple deployments downrange throws at you.

OP yes they are great sunglasses. I like the flack jackets and gas cans best and in uniform it's my M frames all the way.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:51:15 AM EDT
Ray-Ban Aviators.  Accept no substitutes.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:51:51 AM EDT
I prefer Costa Del Mar's polarized line of glasses.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:53:25 AM EDT
Ray bans

I have a pair of these. They have been great. I have beat them to death at work and they have held up well.

Got em at Lenscrafters with prescription Polarized lenses. Top notch sunglasses.

Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:53:30 AM EDT
Liquid Eyewear make some badass sunglasses check them out if Oakleys are not what you are looking for.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:55:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:56:09 AM EDT
I like costas and raybans.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:01:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:16:27 AM EDT
I actually just got a set of their regular eye glasses. I really like them.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:17:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 4:21:32 AM EDT by TX_Road_Warrior]
All my sunglasses are Smiths.  I haven't worn Oakleys since the late '90s.


Been rock'n these lately


Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:18:01 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History


Wileys always fog on me; they hold too close to the face with insufficient venting.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:19:32 AM EDT
All the oakleys ive liked are discontinued, All you need to do is go to the eye doctor and they will get you some good stuff prescription or not.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:20:45 AM EDT
Oakleys are  a pair of 2 buck chinese sunglasses that you pay 2 bills for.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:22:38 AM EDT
I only wear Bolle "dip" sunglasses. (polarized)

Every bit as good as my Oakley's and half the price $44 at Big 5 on sale.

Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:23:51 AM EDT
Oakleys were the most durable eyepro I wore when I was in Iraq.  I like them a lot.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:24:52 AM EDT
I have been wearing oakleys for at least 15 years. I have broke two pair from taking a ground ball in the face playing 3rd base. They saved my eyes and I trust my life to them.

Yes, they do break and are expensive. But they are designed to give you maximum protection up to the limits of the material they use.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:27:55 AM EDT
I would vote for Oakley. I currently have 3 different pairs of Oakley glasses but the main ones I wear are Oakley XLJ Polarized Half Jacket.
The main reason these our my go to glasses is because of the weight, fit and the lenses.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:29:55 AM EDT
Oakley - overpriced fashionable eye-pro.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:30:44 AM EDT
I've had mixed results with them since the 90s.  Some have been rock solid, some have been okay.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:33:20 AM EDT
They used to be bulletproof, back when they were making a name for themselves.

Today, they are just cheap crap that will break in a year.  I used to wear nothing but oakley, then I had a rash of breaks in a year......now I wear a pair of Smith's that have been to hell and back and have survived more abuse than the 2 pair of oakley's that I toasted in the same time period. (I'm outside a lot, and I have them on my face or head for about 8 hrs a day.)
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:34:41 AM EDT
I love my ballistic 3.0 's.  Very durable.  Very comfortable.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:37:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TripleC:
I owned a pair of Oakley Half jackets and lost them swimming at the beach. They were the best sunglasses Id ever owned.


Now that Im in the market for a new pair are there any other brands out there that wont cost me 200 bucks that are as well built and cool looking?


whats say you hive?
View Quote


Do you care about optical quality or ballistic protection?
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:38:50 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By MeatBag:
Over priced crap.

I dropped my ballistic M frames on GRASS and broke off one of the arms.
View Quote


first post nails it.

junk.

check out rudy project.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:54:55 AM EDT
Persol

Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:55:58 AM EDT
cant go wrong with them but the price tag
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:00:01 AM EDT
I buy Oakleys off discount websites like Steepandcheap.com all the time. Usually over 50% off
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:02:54 AM EDT

Serengeti makes pretty good glasses I have had a pair for almost 10 years I wear while driving most every day and are still in excellent condition.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:13:21 AM EDT

Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By mitchellh:
Been wearing Oakleys of and on since 1986.  The one consistent thing is, they will break through normal use, not abuse.
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By mitchellh:



Originally Posted By steelycr:

oakleys seem poorly made to me. i have a pair or wiley sabers i love.




Been wearing Oakleys of and on since 1986.  The one consistent thing is, they will break through normal use, not abuse.
i have 2 pair that are over 10 years old and still are intact. M frames and another style (cant rember the name and they are not made any longer)

 



i just bought a pair of polarized Gascans. I really like them but the polarization makes it damn near impossible to read the led lights in my car or easily view the nav/radio/backup camera
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:13:28 AM EDT
I always wore Vuarnet until I had to go with prescription glasses at age 48.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:17:56 AM EDT
Only time I broke a pair of oakleys is when something smacked me in the face. More than once my eyes have been saved by having them on. Been wearing them for about 15 years now.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:29:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:29:42 AM EDT
buy them used here or on EGAY
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:58:55 AM EDT
I just picked up the Oakley Gascans with polarized black iridium lenses for $160 shipped, really liking them. I had zappos gift cards I needed to spend.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 6:02:30 AM EDT
For years I only wore Oakley and only purchased from US Standard Issue. If you qaulify it is a huge discount.

I wear Costa Del Mar now and like them for an overall general use item.

Safety glasses at work are Oakley or ESS.

Never pay retail for anything.
Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 3
Top Top