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Old 05-05-2014, 01:22 AM   #1
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What sunglasses do yall wear?

I have been searching for a pair of cheap sunglasses that don't get the blinding glare with the top off the Jeep. What are yall wearing? I've read Oakley's but I don't wanna cry if I forget to lock em up and they get stolen or, more likely, I lose em. Your help is appreciated. Thanks in advance. Keep on Jeepin on

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Old 05-05-2014, 01:24 AM   #2
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Personally, I only wear Oakleys. They are the best sunglasses I've ever owned.

X5728295756 better than my $200 Ray Bans.

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Old 05-05-2014, 01:35 AM   #3
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I have a pair of these,

Oakley Juliets
I've had them for a years now. About 2 years ago, I had prescription lenses put in them. If I ever lose these I will literally cry.

My regular glasses are a pair of Oakley Whiskers

that I got clear transition lenses put it. I don't like glasses where the arms go down behind my ears, so these worked out great. The transition lenses don't work good in vehicles though, so I always have the other ones with me.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:39 AM   #4
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Oakley Twenty (polarized). LOVE THEM.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:45 AM   #5
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Get a pair of Maui Jim's. Many of them are comparable to Oakleys in price and you're guaranteed to get polarized lenses and a lighter frame. I always get the lightest I can and then I can wear them all day. My two pair of Oakleys ( half jacket and whiskers) both need breaks after two hrs or so. That gets annoying. Plus neither of them are polarized and they were still over 100 bucks!
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:47 AM   #6
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Oh and regarding the cheap... I've yet to break an expensive pair of sunglasses. Because even after years of owning them I still take care of them. Unless you're extremely irresponsible you'll take care of the expensive stuff.
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I've worn Oakley's for a long time since I started using them for mountain biking but I fail to see how they are the gold standard. Style is one thing but the optics of their lenses are not the best.
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I have a pair of Maui Jim's that I bought 10 years ago and it's still in good shape. I would be sad if I lost them but after 10 years I've got my monies worth out of it.

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Old 05-05-2014, 01:59 AM   #9
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I've worn Oakley's for a long time since I started using them for mountain biking but I fail to see how they are the gold standard. Style is one thing but the optics of their lenses are not the best.
I figured this out after I wore them and then tried others. Nothing wrong with them certainly, but they're not the last pair of glasses I'll ever buy.
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Maui Jim... Stingray!

I have two pair... both prescription. One pair for fishing and general use... the other for nicer occasions. Most comfortable sunglasses I've ever worn. I have an older pair of Oakley lifestyle square wire prescription eyeglasses for distance and night driving.

My favorite sunglasses of all time...

Stingray | Maui Jim

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Old 05-05-2014, 05:18 AM   #11
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i go back and forth between my oakley jawbones and my revo's. the jawbones are my "sport" glasses for when i am out biking or going to the beach, the revo's are all black and sport a more classic sophisticated look. go better with dressier clothes or uniform.
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My driving and casual wear glasses are Revo. A old pair of RayBan Wayfarers for the beach. PanOptyks for the motorcycle. And oakleys for mtn. and road biking.
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I've tried a number of brands (Oakley, Smith, Native, Tifosi, etc) and I've settled on Maui Jim and Rudy Project. I love them both for driving and the Rudy's for racing. Both are leaps and bounds more durable than any other brand I've tried. The MJ's are at least 10yo. The oldest pair of RP's are 12yo and the newest is 3yo (different frame styles to suit the mood).
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:48 AM   #15
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Oakley five ducati
And straight jacket

If you live close from an Oakley vault you can get some polarized for cheap
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Costas hands down for me! Blue or Green glass lens don't matter.
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:57 AM   #17
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I love my Costa Zane 580G sunglasses -- bought for fly fishing, worn for everything. Not cheap, I suppose in the Oakley/Smith/Maui Jim price range...but worth every penny after a long day of driving or fishing...or driving to fishing...

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Old 05-05-2014, 07:08 AM   #18
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Oakley Half Jackers for me. But that doesn't really help answer your question. You asked about "cheap" sunglasses.

Sports Authority has a pretty good selection of shades that run in the $30 range. I think their "house" brand is called Style Eyes or something similar. Another common brand that I see everywhere are the Foster Grant Ironmans. You can usually find them at Walgreens or the grocery store and they're not bad for the price.

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Old 05-05-2014, 07:26 AM   #19
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always my Oakley M-Frames .
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:59 AM   #20
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Revo, Oakley, Electric and Maui Jims amongst others but those are the best "sport and driving" sunglasses.
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always my Oakley M-Frames .
Oh yeah. Oakley Two Face and has to be Polarized
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:40 AM   #22
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Ray-Ban for years, then switched to Oakley about 15 years ago. I like the half jackets because you can change lens very easy. Scratched lens drive me nuts. I've worn a pair of Costa's and they are nice too.

Military or law enforcement can get discounted Oakley glasses at usstandardissue.com (I have bought some there before, like 40% off)

Check the fishing stores for a mid priced no name pair that you can keep in the jeep.Polarized really helps cut the glare. Protect your eyes and wear something that blocks UV rays and will stop debris from getting in your eyes while driving.
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:48 AM   #23
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I wear tinted safety sunglasses because I use to break the others I have had. I get them at Lowes.
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Thanks so much everyone
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:15 AM   #25
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Coppertone sunglasses with the bifocals's.
What can I say my arms got too short to read.
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Oakley Flak Jackets or Oakley Pro M's. The M's have Ruby Iridium lens, the Flaks have Gold Iridium. Then a mass of cheap sunglasses that wear under my helmet when I'm on my motorcycle. The helmet stresses the frames and I don't wanna break my Oakleys.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:24 PM   #27
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I get a deal on my Oakley's (nearly half). Hard to beat at that price.
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Costa for me for the past 10+ years.
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Oakleys work for me
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