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    Cheap Sunglases

    I'm a collector, but I just paid $150 for a pair of classy ones and I need to off set that with some cheap ones for the foreseeable future.

    What you got? Best, but not cheesy looking? My favorites were $11 at 7-11 and have real bamboo arms.

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    I'm a Ray Ban Wayfarer guy but don't want to trash them so I pick up a few pairs of Goodr sunglasses to keep in the car, beach/ski bag, etc. $20, polarized, don't slip, won't snap in half if you accidentally sit on them.

    Knockarounds are the same principle but I like the classic shapes of the Goodrs better.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Panama Jack polarized shades run about $20 at the grocery store and have very good optical clarity. I tried goodr and liked the designs but couldn't tolerate the shitty lenses.
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    I'm liking my Shady Rays - usually get a sale for 2 pair for around $50

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    Tifosi - sports oriented and usually has something decent in the $25-$35 range

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    The red ones, obviously.

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    Cheap Sunglases

    My wife swears by goodr too.

    I haven’t worn them but they seem well constructed and are polarized, so worth the $25 if you can find a pair you like

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    Goodr goggles are pretty nice for $75ish. The high end Smith/Oakley/Julbo optics are a bit better but not 1/3 of my mortgage better. And Smith quality is pretty much garbage.

    I can get my with one pair of sporty sunnies (Wildcats duh!) and another for driving and casual. Right now it's some Natives I got 50% off.

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    3 packs of whatever looks cool enough on amazon for $20

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    I'm a Ray Ban Wayfarer guy but don't want to trash them so I pick up a few pairs of Goodr sunglasses to keep in the car, beach/ski bag, etc. $20, polarized, don't slip, won't snap in half if you accidentally sit on them.

    Knockarounds are the same principle but I like the classic shapes of the Goodrs better.
    My cuz got some Goodrs and after a week in Costa Rica they were trashed. Mirror coating gone and frames looked worn. She even bothered to post on IG about the poor quality (and she’s usually to busy to bother)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 54-46 View Post
    My cuz got some Goodrs and after a week in Costa Rica they were trashed. Mirror coating gone and frames looked worn. She even bothered to post on IG about the poor quality (and she’s usually to busy to bother)


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    That's funny, that's how I ended up with Goodrs as my go to cheap sunglasses. I had a pair of Blenders and the iridium shiny coating wiped off after a dip in the pool. Shiny coatings will inevitably scratch if you aren't careful, but I haven't had that issue yet with the several Goodrs I've got - I constantly wear them in the pool and ocean and generally keep them in their bag if not wearing; so far so good.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    I got a pair of Goodr's last year for MTB after trying on a bunch of different brands looking for something that would play nice with my helmet.

    Like them pretty well except due to the flat design I get sunlight reflecting off the inside of the lens back at my eyes when standing at certain angles from the sun. That's annoying. Guess every other pair I've ever owned had enough of a curve this couldn't happen.

    For those with coating wearing off, try warrantying them. I've had the arms snap in different places multiple times. Warranty is for a year I think, and you just upload a photo to their system and they've sent out a new pair right away. Easy.

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    I have 5 pair of wayfarer, if yer a fanboi the new mega wayfarers are awesume, I need the Rx so my sunglasses are stupid expensive but its covered
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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    As long as they come with a Pearl Necklace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB View Post
    As long as they come with a Pearl Necklace.
    And Legs!

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    From the deals thread in sprockets: 100% has a bunch of sunglasses on sale, and the code MXSPONSOR24 worked for me to get an additional 40% off. Ended up with a $25 pair of sunnies.

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    Cheap Sunglases

    I can usually find Sunclouds on sale for around $30. They are polarized if that’s a need.

    REI, EMS, & LL Bean carry them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB View Post
    As long as they come with a Pearl Necklace.
    Put ‘em on and do The Tube Steak Boogie
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    as a dedicated wayfarer fanboi there is redundancy so after trying to face surf in the bike area I noticed I had somehow managed to crack a frame

    so I just found a pair with the same model numbers in the eyeglass drawer, swapped the lenses which fit and we are back being a dumb ass

    the frames are usually bullit proof and not too expensive but my Rx is stupid $$$
    Last edited by XXX-er; 04-30-2024 at 01:10 PM.
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    I have a couple pairs of Goodr glasses. They are cheap enough that I don't have to baby them and can throw them in a jacket pocket and not worry about them getting scratched up. The aviator style works well for me when running. The wayfairer style is a decent all around pair of sunglasses at the $25 price point.

    For quite a bit more money, I have a pair of SunGod Renegades with the older 4kO polarized lens. They're awesome. The customer service is great too. After nearly 4 years, the lens coating delaminated. I reached out to customer support not expecting much. They apologized and sent me new lenses free of charge. I've had them for 7 years now and they're going strong. At $120-$180 for polarized lenses, I'd shop alternatives before buying again, but if that's your budget I'd give them a serious look.

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    Goodr has already been recommended, but I liked some of the Costco sunglasses a lot as well. I'm not sure they have them now, but they had squarer framed aviators for a while that I had about 5 of over time. My absolute favorites are some tortoiseshell Wayfarer style frames with a medium brown lens. Maybe a bit bold for many men's taste, but I like them, though I haven't seen them in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    I can usually find Sunclouds on sale for around $30. They are polarized if that’s a need.

    REI, EMS, & LL Bean carry them.
    i came here to say the same. Nice product for the price.

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    freebies are always best, but they don't seem to be the go to giveaway anymore. But I come home with about 2 new coozies every weekend now.
    I get goodrs 2 at a time for $25each. Generally lose em before I scratch them up. Usually pop into runners roost to buy, but I'm sure a stroll down main st in breck or frisco will produce.

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