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I'm obsessed with my new Under Armour "Perfect" frames w/polarized lenses. They're so crisp that i have a hard time telling the difference between these and Oakley lenses.
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I did not read thru the whole post. But I like the Oakley Flak Jackets.
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I did not read thru the whole post. But I like the Oakley Flak Jackets.
I currently have the Half Jacket 2.0's as my running sunglasses. They are good, but I recently tried the Flak Jacket 1.0's on and I think they fit slightly better. They will be my next purchase once I need a new pair.
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I'm looking for cheap and polarize sunglasses... My Pradas and Maui Jims lenses are all scratched up, so I'd like a cheap alternative to have in the car.

Please recommend. Thanks!
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$50 - $100, preferably closer to $50.

And since we are on this topic, does anyone know a site/place that can replace lenses? I've used Fuse before but they require me sending my sunglasses to them first which is annoying, I did it once.
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I'm looking for cheap and polarize sunglasses...
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$50 - $100, preferably closer to $50.
Try Costco-- the Kirkland brand polarized sunglasses.

I have a pair that looks like Serengeti San Remos, with slightly thinner metal temples and a metal frame made in Japan. Close to $50, IIRC.

My wife bought them for me a couple of years ago; she thought I should have more than the Ray Ban aviators.
They are usually kept in my car. I wear them instead of the Ray Bans when out in rougher environments (hiking, camping, skiing), when things are more likely to hit my face (using a weedeater, lawnmower, saw, drill...) or when I forget the Ray Bans while leaving the house. The glasses look new, as they've only been dropped a couple of times, never on the lenses.
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I love mine... and you can be like Maverick.
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Originally Posted by Will Y. View Post
Try Costco-- the Kirkland brand polarized sunglasses.

I have a pair that looks like Serengeti San Remos, with slightly thinner metal temples and a metal frame made in Japan. Close to $50, IIRC.

My wife bought them for me a couple of years ago; she thought I should have more than the Ray Ban aviators.
They are usually kept in my car. I wear them instead of the Ray Bans when out in rougher environments (hiking, camping, skiing), when things are more likely to hit my face (using a weedeater, lawnmower, saw, drill...) or when I forget the Ray Bans while leaving the house. The glasses look new, as they've only been dropped a couple of times, never on the lenses.

Thank you! Costco! Great idea.
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Those look very nice but my face is too round and I hate aviator style :P
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Try Academy. They have options from $20-$250+. I am still on the same set of Body Glove Vapor 16 that I posted about last year. I spent $40 on them which is about my max.

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I'm looking for cheap and polarize sunglasses... My Pradas and Maui Jims lenses are all scratched up, so I'd like a cheap alternative to have in the car.

Please recommend. Thanks!
I've become a huge fan of Columbia for inexpensive high quality polarized lenses. I've had lots of expensive sunglasses before and feel pretty comfortable saying you won't find as nice a lens without spending at least $100 more than the Columbias cost. My last 2 pairs don't add up to $50 combined, I found them at TJMaxx
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Originally Posted by TeknoKing View Post
$50 - $100, preferably closer to $50.

And since we are on this topic, does anyone know a site/place that can replace lenses? I've used Fuse before but they require me sending my sunglasses to them first which is annoying, I did it once.

Get some oakley frames from ebay and then buy the polarized lenses seperately. I did this way back when I didn't need prescription sunglasses.

You can buy the XLJ oakley lenses from amazon for under $40:
Amazon.com: Revant Replacement Lenses for Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL Polarized 24K Gold: Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com: Revant Replacement Lenses for Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL Polarized 24K Gold: Sports & Outdoors

and it doesn't matter if the frames are a knock off or real, it's the lenses that matter!
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Great suggestions. Thank you guys!
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REI is having a pretty insane clearance sale including some very high quality sunglasses at pretty low prices. Like oakleys at 50% off or serengetis or Bolle...

If anyone needs a nice pair, it's a good time to buy.

REI ? Top-Brand Clothing, Gear, Footwear and Expert Advice for Your All Outdoor Adventures

*edit* my link sux. It was supposed to go to sunglasses listed by % off, instead it just goes to REI saying bad link. Just search for sunglasses if your interested

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^^^ Try this link for REI - REI ? Top-Brand Clothing, Gear, Footwear and Expert Advice for Your All Outdoor Adventures

I have been using Smith Optics for a number of years and have been very happy with them. The lens extends a decent amount to allow unobstructed peripheral vision. REI has them listed for $129, but got mine years ago on eBay for around $80 IIRC.
I recently bought a pair of Vuarnet Aviators and have fallen in love with the lenses again (had them in the 80s), but am getting used to the weight of a mineral lens and full frames again.
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Well, not everything is on sale but lots of them are

They have a pair of Smith Approach Max Polarized interchangeables for $79, a quick google search shows their original MSRP of 179 to be fairly reliable +/- a few bucks. Still worth a peek if you value high quality sunglasses and getting them at an kick ass price.
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Like I said, I have a pair of Smith Optics but don't remember the model, but are interchangeable and have been very very happy with them for a number of years. I would recommend them to anyone.
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Anyone know of a good place that I could take a pair of sunglasses and add a prescription lens?

I forgot where I got my last pair of prescription sunglasses because it was a good 10+ years ago back when thin sunglasses was in style. Late 90s/early 2000s
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Anyone know of a good place that I could take a pair of sunglasses and add a prescription lens?
I thought most opticians can insert prescription lenses into sunglass frames. However, IDK if you are also required to buy the frames from that optician.

Inserting Rx lenses into frames that are no longer produced would likely be a problem, too.
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So are those boinked for good. The temple came off from the frame. I guess the welding was old. I've had these for years.

20160601_135738 by Doom878, on Flickr

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So are those boinked for good. The temple came off from the frame. I guess the welding was old. I've had these for years.

[img]20160601_135738 by Doom878, on Flickr[/img]
My dad got free replacements from Ray-ban on some glasses he bought in the '60s.

Give them a call.
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I'm on hold now. The site says you need a receipt but that shit is long gone.
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I know my dad didn't have a receipt... I think he called just asking if he could buy replacement frames and they offered them to him for free.
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Did they replace his frames only or use new lenses too?

I went to 2 locations. Basically when you buy these now you give your ID info in case you lose the receipt for proof of purchase and to make sure you are within the warranty period. However I got these as a gift and I'm no longer with that person so I can't go ask them. Both places said to call Luxxotica (owns all the sunglasses companies) and do a warranty claim. I couldn't get anyone yesterday so I'll try again today.
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Did they replace his frames only or use new lenses too?

I went to 2 locations. Basically when you buy these now you give your ID info in case you lose the receipt for proof of purchase and to make sure you are within the warranty period. However I got these as a gift and I'm no longer with that person so I can't go ask them. Both places said to call Luxxotica (owns all the sunglasses companies) and do a warranty claim. I couldn't get anyone yesterday so I'll try again today.
I think lenses too but not certain.
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Only saw a few recommendations on here for the Serengetis. Wish I could find someone local that carries them that isn't a traffic-filled drive away.

Otherwise, I've been happy with a pair of BEX that my mom picked up for me, and a pair of DelSol that I grabbed in Puerto Rico earlier this year.
Had a pair of Spy Coopers, but they didn't work on the bike, kept sliding down (no grippiness around the ear).
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Yeah Lux told me just send a claim anyways even without a receipt and they'll let me know what's up. I emailed them pics and a form. Hopefully they'll just replace them
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Yeah Lux told me just send a claim anyways even without a receipt and they'll let me know what's up. I emailed them pics and a form. Hopefully they'll just replace them
Fingers crossed for you, but good Customer Service nonetheless.

As an aside, I found that I can get Vuarnet on eBay from two different sellers in France. I have bought multiple pairs and all arrived within a week. So if anyone is interested in Vuarnet, they are available on eBay.
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Fingers crossed for you, but good Customer Service nonetheless.

As an aside, I found that I can get Vuarnet on eBay from two different sellers in France. I have bought multiple pairs and all arrived within a week. So if anyone is interested in Vuarnet, they are available on eBay.
Now if I could only find some Hypercolor shirts and a Members Only jacket I'd be stylin'.
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Now if I could only find some Hypercolor shirts and a Members Only jacket I'd be stylin'.
LOL and maybe some parachute pants.........

Not everything from the 80s is with bringing back but the Vuaret lenses are one - IMHO.
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Update: I got an email from Lux that they'll sell me a replacement set for 40% off but it'd take 2 weeks. I called a Sunglass Hut and they said they'd take the deal in store. I go to the nearest location and called the prior to visiting to make sure it was in stock and that I had the letter. The girl doesn't speak good english (I should've spoke to her in spanish ) so when I got there the manager said they couldn't process it. After some back and forth, she called customer service and they said it's allowed and to call tech support. After about an hour I got them. God they fit and feel sooooooo much better than the $15 Kohl's replacement I was using.
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So, I have had my Maui Jim Kahuna sunglasses for ten years and while I love them, I want a new style.

I tried on a bunch of Ray bans, but couldn't find a pair I loved. Then I went back to the Maui Jim's and found the MJ Guardrail. I love the way they look, they are super light, and have memory metal frames so the two year old in my life is less likely to break them. My only hesitation is that the lenses are not glass. MJ claims they are as clear as glass, but does anyone have any experience with this lens type? The feature I love the most about MJ glasses is the clarity of the lenses, so I don't want to sacrifice that for design.





Also, is there ever a way to get any discount on MJ's?

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I've got these with MauiPure lens tech and I absolutely love them. I have 3 pairs of MJ's-2 glass and these, I do not appreciate any discernible difference in lens clarity or quality at all. MJ discount? I've never found one . . . .



https://www.mauijim.com/US/en_US/sho...r/pokowai-arch
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Finding discounted MJs could cost you if you have a warranty claim.

https://www.mauijim.com/US/en_US/retailer

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​​"Maui Jim authorizes ONLY the retailers listed below to sell our Maui Jim sunglasses online. We partner with a select group of premium online retailers to guarantee you receive the best selection and service available."

List of auth retailers on link above.
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I wear Oakley sunglasses, non-polarized just because I can't see screens while driving and that's important to me. I have a Half Wire (which is called Wiretap now) pair (driving/style) and a Half Jacket pair (driving/sports), love them both but their new styles are getting far too out there. I'll probably switch to Maui Jim for my next pair.

I have an el cheapo pair of polarized ones from Target for boating so if they go in the water I don't really care all that much.
I forgot about this thread. Long overdue update, I did exactly this. My Oakley Half Wires eventually bent out of shape and don't fit anymore. Oakley said it would be $80 to fix them so I moved on. I still use the half jackets for mowing the lawn, running, etc but they are pretty douchey looking IMO.

I ended up getting a pair of Maui Jim Stingrays and LOVE them. I also got a pair of non-polarized RayBan Justins for use while driving the S2000 because the radio screen goes black with polarized lenses.

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Finding discounted MJs could cost you if you have a warranty claim.

https://www.mauijim.com/US/en_US/retailer

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List of auth retailers on link above.
Note that this is ONLINE retailers only, real stores are different.

Also, what's up with the 2 year warranty? I thought it was forever?
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+1 for Maui Jim

I got a pair of Invu polarized from Switzerland. They sell them in the US too, just not sure where. Cheap and light, were about $50. I got a little aggressive cleaning them and the coating was disintegrating, but they sent me a new pair for free. Plus they aren't owned by Luxottica I believe
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I've got these with MauiPure lens tech and I absolutely love them. I have 3 pairs of MJ's-2 glass and these, I do not appreciate any discernible difference in lens clarity or quality at all. MJ discount? I've never found one . . . .



https://www.mauijim.com/US/en_US/sho...r/pokowai-arch
Glad to hear you can't tell the difference. Those are sharp glasses, me likey!
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Yeah thanks, they're perfect for the beach and to ski in. Super lightweight and great lenses (of course)

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