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Posted: 1/30/2011 7:59:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 8:00:19 PM EDT by PA452]
I usually prefer an amber color. I like the increased clarity without darkening the sight too much. I'll wear them into the late afternoon even, and I think they're still very good in overcast conditions. But I do find sometimes they can be a bit insufficient in very bright conditions.

I guess the obvious answer is to get both a light and dark pair, but the ones I'm looking at are kind of expensive, so that's not happening.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:03:23 PM EDT
I love the older amber gradient lenses made by Vuarnet. I know, very 80's, but I still think they're the best sunglasses I'll ever have.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:04:18 PM EDT
brown
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:08:48 PM EDT
gray polarized
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:09:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tyman:
gray polarized


this
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:10:50 PM EDT
grey polarized.


These are my current favorite sunglasses.

http://www.oakley.com/products/6365/23288



I HATE amber/red/yellow lenses and I also hate gradient lenses.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:11:25 PM EDT
I've found that once the eyes adjust, there is no advantage to "contrast enhancing" tints. I like a 20-25% light transmission lens with a reflective coating - Oakley's Shallow Blue, Slate, and G30 Titanium all work.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:11:38 PM EDT
It can get freaking bright here. I prefer to get them as dark gray as possible.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:13:38 PM EDT
I wear my sunglasses at night,

so,


clear.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:17:43 PM EDT
Brown for driving, yellow for shooting, blue for fishing.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:24:50 PM EDT
Darkest gray mirror, polarized. I have a $6 pair of S&W amber ones I use at night on the freeway.
Oakley Black Iridium Polarized. 9% transmission. Or Amber BIP. 18% transmission.

Which pair will you wear the least? Buy what'll get you by, and spend the $$ on the pair you'll wear more often.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:26:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PA452:\
I guess the obvious answer is to get both a light and dark pair, but the ones I'm looking at are kind of expensive, so that's not happening.

Which ones are you going to get?

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:27:05 PM EDT
Rose...makes me happier. Not sure why.

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Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:31:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 8:33:01 PM EDT by PA452]
Originally Posted By Skillshot:

Originally Posted By PA452:
I guess the obvious answer is to get both a light and dark pair, but the ones I'm looking at are kind of expensive, so that's not happening.

Which ones are you going to get?



I'm actually thinking about one of the Maui Jims with the titanium flex frames. I've tried them on a couple times now at a store, and I really like the way they fit.

I have a bit of a narrow face I guess, because a whole lot of sunglasses leave a big gap between the lens and my face on the side. These look kind of classy but they wrap around my face better like sport sunglasses. They're also very light and seem very comfortable.

Here's one of the two pair I was thinking about getting. If I get this pair though, I'll go with the gray lenses.

http://www.sunglasshut.com/sgh/pdp.jsp?upcs=603429004668
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:36:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By skierbri10:
Rose...makes me happier. Not sure why.

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Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:51:37 PM EDT
I picked up a pair of Oakley Flak Jackets, and three different sets of lenses.

Black iridium polarized for sunny days, and G30 for overcast days.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:57:19 PM EDT



I've been wearing these for awhile now. Best (and most expensive) sunglasses I've ever worn. Black polarized, of course.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:01:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By -DesertFox-:
http://www.fashionkandi.co.uk/images/dwimages/oakley-12916.jpg


I've been wearing these for awhile now. Best (and most expensive) sunglasses I've ever worn. Black polarized, of course.


Do you know what model those are? I have a set of Oakleys that look very similar, except mine aren't rimless.

I've had Oakleys three times now, but sadly I've been disappointed two and a half of those times. With the next pair I buy, I'm going to give one of the other well reputed names a shot.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:03:02 PM EDT
I like blue tinted lenses, it makes me think the Viagra is kicking in.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:06:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tyman:
dark gray polarized


Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:09:15 PM EDT
Clear.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:10:29 PM EDT
Oakley Emerald Iridium
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:11:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PA452:
Originally Posted By -DesertFox-:
http://www.fashionkandi.co.uk/images/dwimages/oakley-12916.jpg


I've been wearing these for awhile now. Best (and most expensive) sunglasses I've ever worn. Black polarized, of course.


Do you know what model those are? I have a set of Oakleys that look very similar, except mine aren't rimless.

I've had Oakleys three times now, but sadly I've been disappointed two and a half of those times. With the next pair I buy, I'm going to give one of the other well reputed names a shot.

Mine are nanowires. But it sounds like you might have A-wires. Used to wear those before these, but lost them somewhere on Kandahar AF.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:46:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PA452:
Originally Posted By -DesertFox-:
http://www.fashionkandi.co.uk/images/dwimages/oakley-12916.jpg


I've been wearing these for awhile now. Best (and most expensive) sunglasses I've ever worn. Black polarized, of course.


Do you know what model those are?

Nanowire 2.0. All the Nanowire series are for large heads and would not fit you.

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:47:50 PM EDT
absolutely amber. i love the way the world looks through them, even if they aren't exactly 'stylish'.



Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:49:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By skierbri10:
Rose...makes me happier. Not sure why.

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i had a pair of red, and they made the sky look incredible when it was cloudy. but i have to admit, i got tired of everyone thinking i was a hippie.

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 3:38:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By -DesertFox-:

Originally Posted By PA452:
Originally Posted By -DesertFox-:
http://www.fashionkandi.co.uk/images/dwimages/oakley-12916.jpg


I've been wearing these for awhile now. Best (and most expensive) sunglasses I've ever worn. Black polarized, of course.


Do you know what model those are? I have a set of Oakleys that look very similar, except mine aren't rimless.

I've had Oakleys three times now, but sadly I've been disappointed two and a half of those times. With the next pair I buy, I'm going to give one of the other well reputed names a shot.

Mine are nanowires. But it sounds like you might have A-wires. Used to wear those before these, but lost them somewhere on Kandahar AF.


I think mine are called Whiskers.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 3:42:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tyman:
gray polarized


+1
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:07:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PA452:
Originally Posted By -DesertFox-:

Originally Posted By PA452:
Originally Posted By -DesertFox-:
http://www.fashionkandi.co.uk/images/dwimages/oakley-12916.jpg


I've been wearing these for awhile now. Best (and most expensive) sunglasses I've ever worn. Black polarized, of course.


Do you know what model those are? I have a set of Oakleys that look very similar, except mine aren't rimless.

I've had Oakleys three times now, but sadly I've been disappointed two and a half of those times. With the next pair I buy, I'm going to give one of the other well reputed names a shot.

Mine are nanowires. But it sounds like you might have A-wires. Used to wear those before these, but lost them somewhere on Kandahar AF.


I think mine are called Whiskers.

Hmmm, can't say I'm familiar with them then
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:25:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PA452:
I usually prefer an amber color. I like the increased clarity without darkening the sight too much. I'll wear them into the late afternoon even, and I think they're still very good in overcast conditions. But I do find sometimes they can be a bit insufficient in very bright conditions.

I guess the obvious answer is to get both a light and dark pair, but the ones I'm looking at are kind of expensive, so that's not happening.

I've used yellow/amber safety glasses and while the contrast is nice, it turns everything very yellow to the point I can't tell the colors (safety concern).

Oakley's VR28 is the best of both worlds, but it still has trouble fighting off glare. I keep two M-Frames with me: VR28 and Black Iridium. The Black Iridium is one of Oakley's darkest tints but I can still use it in a dimly lit workshop in a pinch, while it fights off glare and bright sunlight very easily.

The VR28 works for overcast and some sun (typical North/Midwest winter) and gives you excellent contrast without interfering with colors. The VR28 actually makes yellows, reds, and oranges extremely bright which helps with safety (driving, working on machines, etc...)
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:39:25 AM EDT
Cognac
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:44:01 AM EDT
my favorite lenses are the amber photochromic polar phd line by serengeti (zeiss)

more here
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:52:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 4:56:22 AM EDT by crusherdestroyer]
I like the green lenses aviators, other than that I dont really care as long as it matches my belt and shoes.

Some of those Serengeti's look nice.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:02:57 AM EDT
I bought my Ray Ban aviators in 1983. Green lens. Works for me.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:32:23 AM EDT
I have Oakley's in Half Jacket and M Frame, they both have a hard case array of lenses that I use, the lens colors are dark polarized, amber and clear.

Lens type depends on the activity, time of day and weather conditions.

YMMV
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:37:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Skillshot:
I've found that once the eyes adjust, there is no advantage to "contrast enhancing" tints. I like a 20-25% light transmission lens with a reflective coating - Oakley's Shallow Blue, Slate, and G30 Titanium all work.


It feels like I get a little bit better color rendition and detail with brown polarized sunglasses. I've got a pair of Natives with brown and a pair with copper (brown base), and I'm very happy with 'em.

I have light blue eyes and tend to be more sensitive to bright light than most so I tend to wear sunglasses outside from dawn 'till dusk, and those are all I ever use.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:39:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tyman:
gray polarized


Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:39:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By -DesertFox-:

Originally Posted By PA452:
Originally Posted By -DesertFox-:

Originally Posted By PA452:
Originally Posted By -DesertFox-:
http://www.fashionkandi.co.uk/images/dwimages/oakley-12916.jpg


I've been wearing these for awhile now. Best (and most expensive) sunglasses I've ever worn. Black polarized, of course.


Do you know what model those are? I have a set of Oakleys that look very similar, except mine aren't rimless.

I've had Oakleys three times now, but sadly I've been disappointed two and a half of those times. With the next pair I buy, I'm going to give one of the other well reputed names a shot.

Mine are nanowires. But it sounds like you might have A-wires. Used to wear those before these, but lost them somewhere on Kandahar AF.


I think mine are called Whiskers.

Hmmm, can't say I'm familiar with them then


They look good, but I've had both lenses start to de-laminate and one lens that pops out of the frame all the time.

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:43:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 7:44:00 PM EDT by zum97]
Rudy project Polar 3FX racing red lenses

make the fiber optic front sight just pop out
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:44:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 7:48:13 PM EDT by AR4U]
Double tap
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:46:00 PM EDT
I like neutral grey tints the best, but amber is ok when it's really overcast.

ETA: With less than 15% transmission. My blue eyes are sensitive.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:04:50 PM EDT
Loved my Ray Ban Ambermatics, but someone else loved them more and stole them from me (true to form, they were discontinued a LONG time ago).
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:11:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tenmikemike:

(true to form, they were discontinued a LONG time ago).

I only see like fifty of them on ebay right now.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:32:30 PM EDT
brown poloraized
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:35:44 PM EDT
Just ordered a pair of black photo-chromatics that are impact resistant.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:37:27 PM EDT
Amber for sunny days and yellow for gray rainy days. Anyone sell amber lenses with the mirrow coating?
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:38:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 8:40:27 PM EDT by retgarr]
Originally Posted By PA452:
I usually prefer an amber color. I like the increased clarity without darkening the sight too much. I'll wear them into the late afternoon even, and I think they're still very good in overcast conditions. But I do find sometimes they can be a bit insufficient in very bright conditions.

I guess the obvious answer is to get both a light and dark pair, but the ones I'm looking at are kind of expensive, so that's not happening.


How expensive are the ones you are looking at each?

ETA, after seeing the Maui Jims you're thinking about, check out some of the Julbo sunglasses. Got some photochromatics for cheaper than that, impact resistant, and have a lifetime warranty.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:39:44 PM EDT
Depends on the purpose, weather, and sunlight conditions.

You can't go wrong with anything Serengeti produces. Super clear, distortion-free glass, AR coated, photochromic, spectrum tweaked for maximum contrast.
Wiley X - photochromic brown for skiing in variable light conditions. Much broader tint range (10-80%) than Serengetis to permit use in flat light conditions.
For trap & skeet, vermillion lenses. Makes the clays really stand out. For general purpose outdoor shooting, pale yellow.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:43:36 PM EDT
Black iridium - I want under 20% light transmission. That being said, I found that amber lenses make me perceive a cloudy day as if it were sunny outside (which I find kind of cool).
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:50:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sirensong:

Originally Posted By skierbri10:
Rose...makes me happier. Not sure why.

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i had a pair of red, and they made the sky look incredible when it was cloudy. but i have to admit, i got tired of everyone thinking i was a hippie.



Lol. Damn hippy.

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Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:59:58 PM EDT
I currently have two pair of Native grey polarized sunglasses but I think I am going to grab a pair of Revision Hellfly photochromic.
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