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Posted: 6/18/2003 9:01:12 AM EDT
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[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 9:08:30 AM EDT by Dredd308]
I want another pair of Legends too. Show your love: [img]http://63.240.200.84/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/Fossil%20Sun%20Glasses.JPG[/img] [url]www.hecklerkoch-usa.com[/url]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:08:43 AM EDT
I've got a pair of silver frame Oakley e-wires with ice blue lenses. I've had them for over 2 years and I love em!
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:09:12 AM EDT
Can't go wrong with oakleys, but for the price ($120) don't break them. I've been lifeguarding every summer for 5 years now and most cheap $12 ones you can find at CVS work just fine.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:18:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun: Can't go wrong with oakleys, but for the price ($120) don't break them. I've been lifeguarding every summer for 5 years now and most cheap $12 ones you can find at CVS work just fine.
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Do you know what "macular degeneration" is? NO? You will in 30 years. Always get good polarized glasses.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:18:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 9:18:54 AM EDT by dave223]
Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun: but for the price ($120) don't break them.
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I will never forget the nauseating feeling I got when my daughter sat on my $100+ raybans I stupidly left on the seat in the boat. I still have nightmares about that faint cracking sound. Oakleys are really nice.
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I'm a big oakley fan. I've had several different pairs and really like them.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:27:46 AM EDT
I posted a thread like this and ended up buying Oakleys. XX didn't fit, so I got the Straight Jacket. I kinda wish I had gotten the Half Jackets. Go to Oakleys website, its very nice.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:33:55 AM EDT
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[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 9:44:36 AM EDT by photoman]
Ok guys here is my $.02 on sunglasses, IF you carry(lucky you live in a state that aloows it)and you like to wear shades get a pair that are good for shooting as well. Some wileys(sp) or okaley makes some too, they look good, they have a duel function. sure the price might be up there a little more than average but just think one pair of shades. Thats what i did anyway. And i'm happy I did cuz i was always losing shooting glasses. Edit for link-[url]www.wiley-x.com/bseries.html[/url]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:35:12 AM EDT
H2 optix by Serengetti. They are polarized and allow you to see things that you didn't know where there. The best fishing glasses ever. I also use them for shooting sports. They allow me crystal clear vision on targets that are far away. Simply put, they rule!
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:35:19 AM EDT
Oakly, Maui Jim, and Malcolm Smith are all good, but I prefer Revo. Find a pair with the blue mirrored lens and look through them and you'll know why. Same folks as made the coatings for the astronaut helmet shields.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:48:52 AM EDT
I have to say I get "cheap" sun glasses and watches. I tend to break/loose them. I have a Casio G shock that cost me 60 bucks and glasses off the rack at Walgreen that were 15 bucks.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:52:19 AM EDT
I bought a pair of polarized glasses from Wal-Mart for $10 a couple years ago and I'm still wearing them. The other week they got caught in the trunk lid when I slammed my trunk, but luckily I was able to bend them back into shape. I have no complaints about my glasses and like the polarizing effect. Can you people explain to me what makes the $100+ sunglasses better than mine? I'm curious. -Nick Viejo.
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[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 10:08:44 AM EDT by Dredd308]
Originally Posted By N_Viejo: Can you people explain to me what makes the $100+ sunglasses better than mine? I'm curious. -Nick Viejo.
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[url]http://www.eri.harvard.edu/htmlfiles/md.html#WC[/url]
Does sunlight affect macular degeneration? Yes. It has been demonstrated that the blue rays of the spectrum seem to accelerate macular degeneration more than other rays of the spectrum. This means that very bright light, such as sunlight or its reflection in the ocean and desert, may worsen macular degeneration. Special sunglasses that block out the blue end of the spectrum may decrease the progress of the disease. Again, more research is needed in this area.
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Eye Protection from the Sun Light is an electromagnetic wave that moves faster than anything else in the universe. Different kinds of light have their own wavelengths; are measured in nanometers, and are both visible and invisible. Ultraviolet Light (200 -380 nm) Ultraviolet light has been proven harmful to our eyes. The shorter the wavelength of the light, the more damage it can cause. The problems can range from cataracts to temporary snow blindness. UVC (200-290 nm) UVC rays are absorbed by the Ozone Layer and never reach our eyes. UVB (290-320 nm) UVB rays are the burning rays of the sun. These rays cause damage such as sunburn, temporary snow blindness as well as more serious conditions such as cataracts. UVA (320-380 nm) UVA rays are the aging rays of the sun and cause aging or yellowing of the eye over time.
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from: [url]http://www.gargoylesinc.com/tech.asp[/url]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:29:37 AM EDT
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[img]http://a1497.g.akamai.net/f/1497/14/1d/www.oakley.com/media/product/monster_dog/crystal_black_black.jpg[/img] ^ I like those.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:40:32 AM EDT
If you can scrape up $180 get these. [img]http://a1497.g.akamai.net/f/1497/14/1d/www.oakley.com/media/product/plate/dark_silver_black.jpg[/img] these are Evil looking!
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:55:04 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/18/2003 11:00:17 AM EDT
Maui Jim's all the way. I never leave home without them, even on overcast drizzley days. [url]www.mauijim.com[/url]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 11:02:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 11:04:51 AM EDT by Lumpy196]
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22: I really liked my Maui Jim polarized polycarbonates. They were light, and just a pleasure to wear. They cost around $120. Since I broke them, I wear Oakleys. I have a pair of E wires and a pair of XX (twenties). Two thumbs up.
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My recommendation to a T I love the Maui Jim Sunsets: [img]http://www.mauijim.com/mjweb/public/images/lores/sngl/LQG402-02.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 11:04:58 AM EDT
I have Wiley X Romer II. I love them. I picked them up for around $60 and they have 3 interchangeable lenses. I use them for shades, shooting, and just general eye protection.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 12:08:44 PM EDT
Oakley M-Frames. The most comfortable and functional glasses I've ever owned. [img]http://a1497.g.akamai.net/f/1497/14/1d/www.oakley.com/media/product/m_frame/blk_gry.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 12:13:14 PM EDT
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Black Ice Gargoyles are the way to go. I run my agency's range. I'm out in all kinds of weather here in Florida, as well as all levels of shooters. Gargoyles protect your eyes from UV-A, UV-B, IR, and impact from things like bullet jacket and fragments. Brigade QM has them for about $55, just got a new pair after 3 years of rough wear on the old pair. (I still have them as spares)
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 12:43:39 PM EDT
Is it just me or are there others out there that think the prices for sunglasses are WAY OUT OF LINE! Thank about it -- even the best ones cost the manufacturer only a couple dollars at most to make, add in a dollar or so for packaging and another dollar or so for advertising and even the best/most expensive sunglasses cost to manufacturer less than $10 US to produce, package and advertise. But we consumers are hard pressed to find them for less than $100 US! These are more than fashion items as they are important in protecting your eyes from UV and when polarized, they cut the glare. I refuse to pay that kind of money for sunglasses and stick to the $30-$75 range for polarized wrap-arounds! I've seen some sunglasses that cost more than $250 US, and they cost no more than $10 to make!!! Later,
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 12:50:18 PM EDT
Oakley's Mag Four S Carbine One of the few sunglasses frames that will accept my prescription.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 12:56:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 1:07:27 PM EDT by SHIVAN458]
Originally Posted By Cougar8045: Oakley M-Frames. The most comfortable and functional glasses I've ever owned. [url]http://a1497.g.akamai.net/f/1497/14/1d/www.oakley.com/media/product/m_frame/blk_gry.jpg[/url]
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I have to second this vote. There are polarized lenses, ++++ different tints, amber, yellow, clear, light grey, dark grey, spectrum intensifying lenses, etc, etc etc...... I use ambers to shoot with and "Fire" lenses for everything else. "Fire" enhances the greens and gives better contrast to slope changes at distance -- think golf and shooting. Ed This link takes a bit to load, but most of these lenses are available for the M-Frames. Change from lenses to lense is about $60 and few seconds to do it. [url]http://www.oakley.com/mad_science/lens_transmission/[/url]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 1:17:43 PM EDT
those monster dogs look pretty rad do they come polarized? also, if you've still got some active duty connections you might be able to get some oakley's from their military line.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 1:22:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M-60: Maui Jim's all the way. I never leave home without them, even on overcast drizzley days. [url]www.mauijim.com[/url]
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Another vote for MJ.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 1:23:29 PM EDT
I'm afraid that all I can offer is that I REALLY miss my old Oakley frog-somethings..... [:(]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 1:29:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 1:36:15 PM EDT by ScaryGuy]
OAKLEY. Art, mixed with science, mixed with the occasional nasty Explosion. Best eyewear on Earth and Worth every penny. SG
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 1:35:00 PM EDT
I've owned lots of different kinds of sunglasses. Here's my report: 1. Serenghetti - the best optics by far. If you can find a pair that looks good on you buy them at any price (unless you are me and lose your sunglasses every week). 2. Oakley - Great sunglasses but as with many polycarbonate lenses, they can scratch. 3. Smiths - scratch easily 4. Revos - Look cool but the optics suck. Maybe they are just too dark. I tried playing volleyball with these on and kept missing the damn ball. I took them off and played fine. Rediculously over-priced. I actually hated the optics so bad I left them on a counter in the mall and didn't bother to go back and get them. 5. Nikon - Same as above only the don't look as good. 6. Cheap safey glasses from the hardware store work pretty well but look like safety glasses. 7. Cheap glasses from the foreign guy at the sunglass stand - suck and the stickers about them having UV protection is BS. My eyes got sunburned wearing these. 8. You can sometimes get decent polycarbonate sunglasses at bike shops for not too much. What I know about optics - The thing about UV protection vs. non-UV protection is that while the sunglasses offer shade, that shade also dialates your pupil so the amount of UV getting in your eyes is about the same as if they were in bright light. You need to block the burning rays to prevent damage. The fly-by-night brands have no reason to tell the truth about the UV protection. Polarization is good at blocking light. You can test the polarity by holding two lenses perpendicular to each other. If they are polarized (meaning only light oriented in one direction is let in | / \) you should not be able to see through them. The Air Force does not recommend polarized sunglasses for pilots since they can throw off your depth perception when over water. How do you guys keep from losing your sunglasses all the time? How do you keep your polycarbonate lenses from getting scratched? This much I have not figured out.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 1:50:33 PM EDT
HGU4 aviators sunglasses from Randolph or American Optics. Perfect optics, durable frames, and $39.95 more or less from various internet sites or ebay.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 2:09:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By org: HGU4 aviators sunglasses from Randolph or American Optics. Perfect optics, durable frames, and $39.95 more or less from various internet sites or ebay.
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where can I get a pair of Randolph Eng. Aviator sunglasses? for $39.99? I want the large gold frames w/bayonet temples. USGI Aviator sunglasses are my favorite kind! they look cool with casual clothing. Im not into those futuristic alien looking sunglasses. [8D]
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[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 3:55:17 PM EDT by loonybin]
[img]http://a1497.g.akamai.net/f/1497/14/1d/www.oakley.com/media/product/half_jacket/metallic_blk_fire.jpg[/img] these are mine. love 'em. contrast enhancement with the fire, G30, & gold iridium lenses, and interchangeable lens system, so I can change 'em when I want. [url]http://www.oakley.com/ostore/eyewear/half_jacket/[/url] edit to fix link
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 4:18:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cougar8045: Oakley M-Frames. The most comfortable and functional glasses I've ever owned. [url]http://a1497.g.akamai.net/f/1497/14/1d/www.oakley.com/media/product/m_frame/blk_gry.jpg[/url]
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If you like this style, go to where they sell Stihl cain saws. Stihl makes a pair of safty glasses that looks almost just like them for ten bucks. Heres a link but not a real good pic. http://www.ganos.com/safetygear.htm
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 4:28:59 PM EDT
i wear thick ass perscription glasses in order to see can't wear sunglasses
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:12:52 PM EDT
I bought Wiley-X Roamer II's after my Lasik. I really like them. They are ANSI rated. A lot of sunglasses are not, which is fine for blocking sun, but they are not doubling as safety equiptment for a very valuable and vulnerable part of your anatomy. I would actually like to find a pair of ANSI rated sunglsses that are NOT wrap arounds, so I can fold them up and put then in a shirt pocket. Suggestions?
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Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:27:24 PM EDT
Maybe I'm old fashioned but all I buy are Ray-Ban aviators. I've only been through 2 pair in 20 years. If I'm shooting I have some Remington interchangeable glasses that came from Wally World that work great.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 6:58:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By loonybin: [url]http://a1497.g.akamai.net/f/1497/14/1d/www.oakley.com/media/product/half_jacket/metallic_blk_fire.jpg[/url] these are mine. love 'em. contrast enhancement with the fire, G30, & gold iridium lenses, and interchangeable lens system, so I can change 'em when I want. [url]http://www.oakley.com/ostore/eyewear/half_jacket/[/url] edit to fix link
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who are you? Scott/Cyclops?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 8:47:20 PM EDT
How many lenses do you get with the Half Jackets?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 8:58:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 9:00:36 PM EDT by LotBoy]
I have always loved Serengeti Drivers. I prefer aviator style sunglasses. [url]http://www.serengeti-eyewear.com/[/url]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 5:17:54 AM EDT
Are ALL Oakleys ANSI rated? On Their web site the glasses all have a link to the ANSI demo screens, but only some say "surpasses ANSI standards". I'm not sure if that means some do or some don't, or if it is just a function of the layout of the sight, which is more hype v data (not a comment on the glasses, just the site).
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 6:12:41 AM EDT
10 dollar polarized shades from wal-mart. Hey, they have to be good, Bill Dance autographed them. But seriously, do polarized lenses block UV? I know I end up with the reversed "racoon eyes" when wearing them for the first part of summer. Isn't it the UV rays that cause tanning/burning? Damn, if having to wear my tinfoil cap to keep out the mind control rays isn't enough now I have to block the UV rays from my eyes too.....
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