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post #166 of 218
While it is true that a $6 pair of safety glasses will protect your eyes from UV just like a $200 pair of Maui Jims... the optics are simply not the same. If you don't believe that, try on a pair side by side, or better yet, wear each for a full day outside and see if one gives you tired eyes and a headache.

That said... I have spent much of my life outdoors and been a long wearer of Ray Bans and Serengetis... but I acquired my first pair of Smiths this past year and will never be wearing anything else again anytime soonly. Light weight, scratch resistant, impact proof, yada yada... I think they were about $125, but on a cost per wearing basis they are already inexpensive.
post #167 of 218
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Originally Posted by cowboyjack View Post
While it is true that a $6 pair of safety glasses will protect your eyes from UV just like a $200 pair of Maui Jims... the optics are simply not the same. If you don't believe that, try on a pair side by side, or better yet, wear each for a full day outside and see if one gives you tired eyes and a headache.

That said... I have spent much of my life outdoors and been a long wearer of Ray Bans and Serengetis... but I acquired my first pair of Smiths this past year and will never be wearing anything else again anytime soonly. Light weight, scratch resistant, impact proof, yada yada... I think they were about $125, but on a cost per wearing basis they are already inexpensive.

Smith Optics are outstanding! I was given a pair of the Interlocks (I think) to wear while skiing in Breckenridge a few years ago.
post #168 of 218
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http://wcbstv.com/seenon/UV.Rays.Sun....2.234545.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8543419

my 20 dollar glasses protect just as much as your maui's. however on the style or frame quality side, it may be lacking.

Thanks for the links. They, however, only indicate that the manufacturers are correct in their claims, or at least close enough (100% UV protection). I believe such claims are government-regulated, so I'd be rather worried otherwise.
post #169 of 218
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Originally Posted by cowboyjack View Post
While it is true that a $6 pair of safety glasses will protect your eyes from UV just like a $200 pair of Maui Jims... the optics are simply not the same. If you don't believe that, try on a pair side by side, or better yet, wear each for a full day outside and see if one gives you tired eyes and a headache.

That said... I have spent much of my life outdoors and been a long wearer of Ray Bans and Serengetis... but I acquired my first pair of Smiths this past year and will never be wearing anything else again anytime soonly. Light weight, scratch resistant, impact proof, yada yada... I think they were about $125, but on a cost per wearing basis they are already inexpensive.

thats cool, i don't deny polarization reduces glare and may give better clarity, however they do not offer any more protection than non polarized glasses. on that note, if i were to choose between polarized and non polarized of the same price with equal uv protection, i'd go polarized.
post #170 of 218
im' happy to see its not just me who loves persol so much

i want to try some oliver peoples next
post #171 of 218
plastic and acetate are the same thing? plastic is made from acetate?
post #172 of 218
Polymers, polymers, polymers! In Americania it is called Zyl, I while the rest of the world lives comfortably with acetate of cellulose. The most important factor is whether it is mold-injected (cheap) or cut from a single sheet of material (not cheap). Anyway you look at it, the material is incredible and is here to stay.
post #173 of 218
Ray Bans- either the Wayfarer II or the 2030.
post #174 of 218
I can't repeat this often enough; American Optical aviators (Randolpf Engineering has the same model), USAF issue:
post #175 of 218
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Exactly. It's about what's best for your vision, and not your image, when it comes to your eyes. Oakley, Maui Jim, Revo, Serengeti, and even Kaenon are the BEST for your VISION, from what I've seen.

Don't know much about Oliver and Mosley. What technology is used in the lenses?

Everything else is really what you like..not that there is anything wrong with that..

VFX Technology. I have a pair of Nitros with the old OXP that was good as well.

FWIW, while I have about 17 pairs of OP and Mosley, I'm taking a pair of Maui Jims to Europe for the summer. (part of it is they are the cheapest I have, part of it is the lenses are beautiful and I want to soak it all up)
post #176 of 218
http://www.oipolloi.com/brands/OliverGoldsmith-135.html undecided which one to get but i like the renzo a little more than the others. which ones do you like?
post #177 of 218
also thinking of getting these. seems to be 8 1/2 inspired. were the originals in the movie persol? http://www.adamsimmonds.co.uk/buy-on...roducts_id=151
post #178 of 218
I am a Maui Jim fan. The pair I really love are their lightweight thin metal band wrap arounds. They fold up very nicely and have lasted me 3 years of constant use.
post #179 of 218
For golf, climbing, and hiking Lej Eyewear is pretty good...
I like the Lumin ones... www.lejeyewear.com
post #180 of 218
In the past couple of weeks we've received waves of phone calls and emails about "best sunglasses" on the market. All better brands we see today have something good to offer. Some go for style, some give you function; all you have to do is pick one that suits your needs/style. If I had to single out one line that features quality lenses and still pays attention to what their frames look like, it will be Salt Optics. There are plenty of others that will work just fine but guys at Salt really nailed the formula down and except for very flimsy nose pads on metal styles, there is nothing I don't like about them - 4,5 out of 5. That said, put on a pair of DeromeBrenner frames on your face and you won't care what anyone else has to says about lenses.
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