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New Guy
06-07-2010, 12:50 PM
What are you guys wearing for sunglasses?

Right now I am rocking the Oakley Bottle Caps but they are polarized messes with my vision.

http://www.oakley.com/pd/2270/15317

I'm thinking of switching to the Oakley Holbrook's on the boat.

http://www.oakley.com/pd/6497

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moombabound
06-07-2010, 03:13 PM
I find for our sport, because we're always looking down, up and every which way, we need unobstructed vision and protection from light from all angles. Preferable design attributes are:
- top frame only (or very thin frame if full framed)
- wrap well to the side
- lens extends down to the cheek bone to also block reflected light from the water

Hence, check the "Sport" category of Oakley: http://oakley.ca/sport-sunglasses

I just haven't found a retailer that stocks all these thus haven't gotten my hands on the right Sport pair (fit, preferred tint, etc). Though not a "Sport" set, I recently acquired Oakley "Inmates". They are full frame, but very thin frame. Good vision, protection and tint. Regular: http://oakley.ca/pd/5628 & polarized: http://oakley.ca/pd/5629.

jmvotto
06-07-2010, 04:12 PM
http://oakley.ca/pd/4658?sliverf

http://oakley.ca/pd/5538

Flak jacket for the boat Half wire fr just chillin:p

PS, both the plastic and metal frames sink just as fast , i should know the lake has claimed a few.:mad:

spoon03
06-07-2010, 05:39 PM
SPY HIELO
ARNETTE RAGE
SPY LaCROSSE
ANARCHY BLACKEN
SPY HAILWOOD
RAY-BAN AVIATORS FADE (not polarized) (for when "on the water" look isn't appropriate)
I also have some Oakley M-frames to cut the grass in.

I like sunglasses as you can see. Definately polarized. Helps to not "squint".

driven sydeways
06-07-2010, 05:41 PM
the ones i wear so i dont get racoon eyes, before i load up on the sun-screen:
http://www.hdosport.com/Fox-The-Injection-Sunglasses-439.htm

then when i have sunscreen on ( usually most of the day ) black with polar grey polarized
http://www.smithoptics.com/Hideout_31_567.html?fl=true

and when im feelin a little goofy, Smith Chemist, white with gold gradiant
http://www.zappos.com/smith-optics-chemist-white-gold-mirror-lens

wolfeman131
06-07-2010, 06:25 PM
revo redpoint in matte black/graphite

http://www.revo.com/#/models/31-red-point153/colors

i like these better than any of the oakley sunglasses i've had

byronkoz
06-07-2010, 07:00 PM
If they're under $25 and fit nice, thats what I use for the boat. I prolly loose 5 pairs a year on the lake, im horrible about shades. Other than the boat I really like Arnett's and some of the stuff Oakley has im ok with.

SC_LSV
06-07-2010, 07:29 PM
I been rocking the Costa Del Mar Swordfish for about 5-6 years now. Personal opinion Costa's are the best on water glasses made. They have plenty of styles to choose from, but not as 'extreme' as oakleys.

Razzman
06-07-2010, 09:06 PM
Same pair of Ray-Ban Predator frameless polarized for four years now, best glasses i've ever owned.

Have a backup pair of Spy Meteors from my riding days just in case.

Moseley618
06-07-2010, 09:28 PM
Maui Jim, the best glasses I have ever had or tried on for that matter!

davidl
06-07-2010, 10:52 PM
Love my USAF issued aveators great for flying, dont have to worry about side glare, Switched to Maui Jim sports for boat'n, Great glasses. Just a thought!

kaneboats
06-07-2010, 11:42 PM
If they're under $25 and fit nice, thats what I use for the boat. I prolly loose 5 pairs a year on the lake, im horrible about shades.

If I spend more than $25 that is an absolute guarantee that they will not last the week. I will lose them, sit on them or jump in the water with them on. I gave up and now look for the budget wraparounds.

Waynes345
06-07-2010, 11:46 PM
If I spend more than $25 that is an absolute guarantee that they will not last the week. I will lose them, sit on them or jump in the water with them on. I gave up and now look for the budget wraparounds.

I have the same issue and bought a pair of (supposedly) floating Peppers from REI. Best case maybe neutral floatation and now I have one less pair of glasses. One of these days I'll remember.

ibelonginprison
06-07-2010, 11:51 PM
Maui Jim, the best glasses I have ever had or tried on for that matter!

^^ This. The glass and polarization is amazing. I've had the same pair for quite a while, I'm currently looking for some Maui's that wrap around more for when I'm on the water.

kaneboats
06-07-2010, 11:54 PM
I am assuming you are aware of and know how to use Craiglook in your search. Just in case not I thought I'd mention it.

phospher
06-08-2010, 01:00 AM
sounds like some of you may need a set of croakies :)

BRANDNIRON8971
06-08-2010, 01:36 AM
Oakley FIVE, and yes rockin the Croakies.

yearround
06-09-2010, 12:46 AM
My preferred eyewear is native. Polarized lens interchanable lens for other light conditions. I weR them running driving boating etc. Lighter more comfortalbe fit than oakley IMO

alex56
06-09-2010, 02:08 AM
all are polarized

SPY hailwoods -matte black
http://www.spyoptic.com/product/141281/671063374135/SUNGLASSES/HAILWOOD_MATTE_BLACK-GRY_PLZD

Dragon Factions -white


2 colors for all occasions

cbboarder
06-09-2010, 08:45 AM
try this website www.6pm.com and click on the clearance tab. I bought (3) pairs of Spy for over memorial day weekend for the wife and I. Of course she needs 2 pairs! I paid $29.95 for the Hielo's. Even some of their Oakleys are over 75% off.

gus 08 mobius lsv
06-09-2010, 09:24 AM
i just forked out the dough for a pair of the oakley flak jackets as well. most comfortable pair of sunglasses i ever bought. i always buy the cheap ones cause i'm so hard on them but decided to get a nice pair boating and i use them when i play baseball and softball too. first pair of polarized glasses i've gotten and i think i'm hooked now.

spoon03
06-09-2010, 10:04 AM
try this website www.6pm.com and click on the clearance tab. I bought (3) pairs of Spy for over memorial day weekend for the wife and I. Of course she needs 2 pairs! I paid $29.95 for the Hielo's. Even some of their Oakleys are over 75% off.


thanks for the info. those are good prices

ibelonginprison
06-09-2010, 02:33 PM
I rock a set of floating croakies on the water. I yank them the first moment I get to land... but on the lake I could care less.

cbboarder
06-19-2010, 08:58 AM
www.6pm.com is having a sunglasses sale this weekend. Most Spy Optic's are 19.95 and 29.95.