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Polarized Glasses
« on: January 03, 2010, 08:45:35 PM »
Who uses them? What do you like as far as color, etc.? Brand?

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Re: Polarized Glasses
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 09:19:53 PM »
I won't be without them.

I have two pairs that I alternate between.

One is a pair of Bolle' glasses I got about 8 years ago! I take good care of them, so they're still in new condition. I paid $110 for them back then.

My other pair is one that I picked up while I was on a cruise in January of 2009, in Grand Turk. They're made by a company called Del Sol. I paid $49 for them and they have a lifetime warranty.

Both pairs are great glasses, although the Bolle' glasses are a little more comfortable to wear.

As for a color, they're standard smoke lenses. I don't bother with different colors, although I know the amber lenses have their place when it's cloudy and you're sight fishing.
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Re: Polarized Glasses
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 10:34:04 PM »
I just picked up a pair of Oakley half jacket in the smoke. i lost my old pair that was a cheap $40 pair that i had so long i cant even remember where i got them. But they work great just hope these arent overpriced pieces of garbage.

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Re: Polarized Glasses
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 10:39:41 PM »
I've never tried any Oakley glasses. I know they've been around for a while and are usually pretty steep in price.

Let us know how you like them!
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Re: Polarized Glasses
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 05:56:53 AM »
For Me there is Only 1 name Costa Del Mar !! They are great glasses that come in all styles with both Glass and Plastic lenses. They might cost a little more but way worth yhe price of admission!! Look on ebay you can always find them cheaper than in any store or retailer !
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Re: Polarized Glasses
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 10:20:24 AM »
Last year i used two cheap pairs, one smoke and one amber and found i used the amber the most. 

For me the most important thing with glasses is to make sure they are comfortable and stay on. I don't care about name brands or price as long as they comfortable and polarized!

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Re: Polarized Glasses
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 12:24:00 PM »
Be aware--"cheap" glasses may have poor optics which in turn could harm your eyes.  Go with the best you can afford.
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Re: Polarized Glasses
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 08:36:15 PM »
I have use the Solar Bats and Costa Delmar and none of them compare to the Oakley's.  Postively worth the money.  While I'm wearing the Oakley's and my wife is wearing Solar Bats, I can see fish that she can't, DON'T TELL HER!

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Re: Polarized Glasses
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010, 09:48:54 PM »
I have use the Solar Bats and Costa Delmar and none of them compare to the Oakley's.  Postively worth the money.  While I'm wearing the Oakley's and my wife is wearing Solar Bats, I can see fish that she can't, DON'T TELL HER!

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Re: Polarized Glasses
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2010, 10:58:20 AM »
Be aware--"cheap" glasses may have poor optics which in turn could harm your eyes.  Go with the best you can afford.

True, just tough to throw down a c-note on a pair of glasses. I was tempted last year at the worcester show on the new H3O glasses. They were nice and fit me perfect, maybe i will bite the bullet this year????

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Re: Polarized Glasses
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2010, 01:46:24 PM »
True, just tough to throw down a c-note on a pair of glasses. I was tempted last year at the worcester show on the new H3O glasses. They were nice and fit me perfect, maybe i will bite the bullet this year????

I hear you Joe. But if they're cared for well, they'll last a long time and be worth every penny.
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Re: Polarized Glasses
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2010, 09:15:49 PM »
A C-note!  That's all?

I have a pair of Bolle prescription sun glasses but the prescription is a separate insert which snaps into the actual sun glasses which came with interchangeable colored lenses, amber for the summer and grey for non-fishing season.  When my prescription needs to be changed, only the less expensive insert gets changed and I continue to use the original frames and sun glass lenses.  That's not counting the new RayBan prescriptions I just bought to use up all the money left over in my Health Care Spending account.
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Re: Polarized Glasses
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2010, 02:16:49 AM »
I use Maui Jim brand. They come in several styles and available tints. Best of all they easily can be made to prescription otherwise I would probably fall off the dock.......