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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    I have some Vuarnets that I've managed not to lose during my recent idiocy. Fantastic lenses. Terrible frames. Fit is wonky. Temples are floppy. Won't stay on without some sort of leash.
    Gentle heat and bending can solve that.
    Heat gun. Stroke and gently bend as needed.
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  2. #27
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    polarized sunglasses...is there a range of efficacy?

    I have a pair of Smith Colson Polarized & a pair of Julbo polarized [not sure on name, total blackout, like 7% VLT]

    Neither are all that remarkable...
    I do love the fit on the Smiths tho

    When the sun is upstream (meaning in line w/ the river), the glare is not really knocked down.

    I was looking at Revant Optics for replacement lenses for the Smith pair. I also have a pair of Smith Lowdown XL [not polarized] that I could get some replacement lenses of a different flavor for a second pair. Revant has Polarized ($37/pr [is that maggot pricing?!?]) & Polarized Elite ($59/pr).

    Top of the line Smiths are $259.

  3. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by t-the-east View Post
    Man there’s some cheap ass dentists in here. Goodr and Shady Rays? GTFO

    Smith polarized GLASS lens, or some Costa glass lens that fits your face well. It’ll be a life changer. One of my favorites are these -

    https://www.smithoptics.com/us/Root/...SAAEgIO4PD_BwE

    The Integrated leash is key, and doesn’t get all funky like the cotton chums or whatever. The real key is glass lenses. Plastic lenses scratch and look like shit after not too long. I’ve had glass lens shades that lasted 10 years
    I've had two different pair of smiths delaminate on me, will never buy another pair again. I also have a pair of Maui Jim's that both lenses are cracked where the temples connect to them and need replacements. They are stupid light and comfortable but no where near worth the money.

    I am far from a dentist BTW

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  4. #29
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    Brightest polarized lens will be 40pct.

    Even glass lenses have a plastic film (Polaroid) embedded within.
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  5. #30
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    Lens Protecting Frames

    A bit of a hijack but, I got a pair of Oakley Monster Dog sunglasses years ago. The frames protrude in front of the lens in such a way that if you lay them down or drop them (except in pointy rocks) it is almost impossible to scratch the lens. Anybody know of other brands/models that have this feature? Can't figure out why all "sport" sunglasses aren't made this way.
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  6. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    I have a pair of Smith Colson Polarized & a pair of Julbo polarized [not sure on name, total blackout, like 7% VLT]

    Neither are all that remarkable...
    I do love the fit on the Smiths tho

    When the sun is upstream (meaning in line w/ the river), the glare is not really knocked down.

    I was looking at Revant Optics for replacement lenses for the Smith pair. I also have a pair of Smith Lowdown XL [not polarized] that I could get some replacement lenses of a different flavor for a second pair. Revant has Polarized ($37/pr [is that maggot pricing?!?]) & Polarized Elite ($59/pr).

    Top of the line Smiths are $259.
    I got the revant regular polarized to replace some lenses in my Oakley‘s and at first I kind of liked them, but comparing them to my wife’s that weren’t scratched, (amazingly), they’re not nearly as polarizing or distortion free. I have no idea how much better the “elite” polarized lenses are like from them. Anyway for 28 bucks or something it kind of saved the glasses, because they were so scratched they were not really usable at all, and Oakley stopped making a replacement lens.
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  7. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    I got the revant regular polarized to replace some lenses in my Oakley‘s and at first I kind of liked them, but comparing them to my wife’s that weren’t scratched, (amazingly), they’re not nearly as polarizing or distortion free. I have no idea how much better the “elite” polarized lenses are like from them. Anyway for 28 bucks or something it kind of saved the glasses, because they were so scratched they were not really usable at all, and Oakley stopped making a replacement lens.
    Thx, helpful to hear experience with them

  8. #33
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    At the same time, I bought a clear lens for my Oakley m-frames and they have a little distortion when you're being critical, but not noticeable out on the trail.
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    I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

  9. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by t-the-east View Post
    Man there’s some cheap ass dentists in here. Goodr and Shady Rays? GTFO

    Smith polarized GLASS lens, or some Costa glass lens that fits your face well. It’ll be a life changer. One of my favorites are these -

    https://www.smithoptics.com/us/Root/...SAAEgIO4PD_BwE

    The Integrated leash is key, and doesn’t get all funky like the cotton chums or whatever. The real key is glass lenses. Plastic lenses scratch and look like shit after not too long. I’ve had glass lens shades that lasted 10 years
    Yep.
    Smith glass polarized were the best pair if sunglasses I've ever owned, by far. Look for glass.
    Been awhile though since I got mine(and broke em). $260's pretty steep

  10. #35
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    Well, I've been wearing a pair of Goodr's around today. The distortion is too much for me. Sending them back. I'll by something decent on sale and try harder not to leave them somewhere when I'm half asleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    Well, I've been wearing a pair of Goodr's around today. The distortion is too much for me. Sending them back. I'll by something decent on sale and try harder not to leave them somewhere when I'm half asleep.
    Oakley has a few models (e.g., Sylas) on sale, currently.

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  12. #37
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    I’ve been pleased with Maui Jim’s. Light, comfortable, super clarity, haven’t scratched them yet. A bit on the pricey side, but I’m happy with the purchase so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyk View Post
    I’ve been pleased with Maui Jim’s. Light, comfortable, super clarity, haven’t scratched them yet. A bit on the pricey side, but I’m happy with the purchase so far.
    +1. Also Costco is a gray dealer for Maui Jim's, awesome deals.
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  14. #39
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    polarized sunglasses...is there a range of efficacy?

    Was recently gifted a pair of old Serengeti Stratas


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    Those have a nice fear and loathing kind of vibe
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