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Subject: What are the best sunglasses???
 
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oceancowboyUser is Offline
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05/08/2012 9:47 PM  
I'm sick of buying cheap crap that seem to only block out all types of light and darken the horizon.

Any recommendations and experiences with any product would be much appreciated.

Thanks
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05/09/2012 9:40 AM  
I had 2 pair of Ray Ban sunglasses that I used everyday for three years while flying in the gulf. One pair was grey, the other brown, they were wrap arounds, rimless, polarized, very light and I had them on for sometimes 12 to 14 hours a day. They were rugged as they were dropped many times, I still have them 2 years after leaving the gulf. I find the brown tint was more comfortable on the eyes than the grey. With polarized lenses though you may have difficulty in seeing the screen on a GPS or some of the new instruments or radios which can be overcome after some use. RayBans will not break the bank either! Good luck and fly safe, Andy
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05/09/2012 3:53 PM  
Wore Raybans through the 70s, 80s, 90s and into the 21st century. I was resistant to change. But in Alaska I needed something better for the glare and weather so tried the Serengetti gradients, and havent gone back even though I still own a brand new pair of Raybans. Good luck with your decisions.
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05/10/2012 4:48 AM  
I've tried RayBan in the 90's, Revo in 2004-6...I prefer my Serengetti's (non-polarized) over all those. I might try VedaloHD next, but very happy with Serengetti. Their light 'transmissivity' changes like 11% + or minus near dusk or dawn. See their website. RayBan is old technology. If you are squinting with tensed eyes wearing SG's...not good. Good SG's let your eyes, your face relax...thus less crows feet. That's the telltale sign of quality SG's I'm told. If there are 'dents' or impressions in your nose from the pads upon removal, they are too heavy. So look for lightweight. And hinges that allow single handed adornment/removal/stowage. Do a forum search here. Take care cowboy.
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06/03/2012 2:58 PM  
Thanks for all the positive feedback. Having looked around and tried on several types, concentrating more on performance and comfort than style, i finally decided on a pair of...

Serengeti Velocity 6692 Sunglasses Gunmetal Shades...



I tried these on on the shop and purchased from Amazon for $139.

Thanks
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