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
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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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!
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.
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.
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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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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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...
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.
Hope that helps.
I modify my Jeep with one basic rule in mind - that it suit my needs.
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.
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.