What sunglasses do you wear?

Baldur

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I am hard on euipment and lose sunglasses so I buy 3 sets of these at the beginning of the season. They are pretty tough and scratch resistant. Toss em in your bag, and even had them kick around on The floor of the car and still be servicible. Polarization is good, the photochromic ones work and the price is right.  Excellent buy. 

FAGUMA Sports Polarized Sunglasses For Men Cycling Driving Fishing Running 100% UV Protection https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089YP271H/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_F75ZT0NZ2EB5KYSWE5N5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

 

fastyacht

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I am hard on euipment and lose sunglasses so I buy 3 sets of these at the beginning of the season. They are pretty tough and scratch resistant. Toss em in your bag, and even had them kick around on The floor of the car and still be servicible. Polarization is good, the photochromic ones work and the price is right.  Excellent buy. 

FAGUMA Sports Polarized Sunglasses For Men Cycling Driving Fishing Running 100% UV Protection https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089YP271H/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_F75ZT0NZ2EB5KYSWE5N5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
you get taken.

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toddster

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EDC, I wear a "set" of Seaspecs Cyclers that have been held together with hot glue (renew monthly) for the last few years.

I do own a pair of Maui Jim's that I only take out when on vacation.  So, they've been worn for a total of about ten days in the last twenty years.  But starting next month... every day, baby!  

 

Foredeck Shuffle

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All one needs on the face while racing is blood streaming down thinned with sweat and sea spray.

The red tints all competitors the same, improving concentration.  As drops pass over pupils, temporary magnification permits seeing puff details.  Opposing tacticians weigh their odds In crossings and corners.  And crew are more motivated if not mildly terrified.  As someone here once said, "Nothing lubricates victory like the tears of fear."

 

Grande Mastere Dreade

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All one needs on the face while racing is blood streaming down thinned with sweat and sea spray.

The red tints all competitors the same, improving concentration.  As drops pass over pupils, temporary magnification permits seeing puff details.  Opposing tacticians weigh their odds In crossings and corners.  And crew are more motivated if not mildly terrified.  As someone here once said, "Nothing lubricates victory like the tears of fear."
but, they made stylish glasses for the foredeck union

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Actually I'm trying not to wear any at all because your retinas need the UV light hitting the retina in a defocused state so your retina will slowly reshape itself to correct your vision over time. So if you use any kind of UV filtering which even normal glass does then you're written it doesn't get that UV light in a defocused state and it will never correct itself because it thinks it's in good shape. This is the same reason that Air Force pilots try to go out in the summertime and look far away in the distance in the bright sunlight weeks before they have to take their vision test because it improves their vision. Your eyes do correct themselves over time when exposed to bright sunlight in a defocused state which it will be if you're retina and lens in your natural eye are out of focus.

That being the case it is sometimes nice to be able to look through a cloudy sky and what I find is very helpful are those yellow tinted night driving glasses. You can pick them up almost anywhere for about $10 and you can even go to harbor freight and pick up some impact glasses that are tinted yellow that will wrap around your eyes and would protect your eyes if you're using a saw or something but also work great as night driving glasses or outside in a hazy day.

 

Russell Brown

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I've worn a pair of Julbo Bivuak Chameleon glacier glasses for about 6 years and they are going strong. These are the darkest photo chromatic polarized glasses I could find. I just bought a new pair on e-bay as reserve, but the old lenses are perfect and I don't treat them well. I have very light sensitive eyes and these glasses let me deal with glare, etc.

 
Used to use Kaenon prescription progressive lenses.  Now use Tajima Direct lenses.  Prescription sunglasses aren't inexpensive, but the Tajima lenses are really, really nice.  Polarized helps to see eel grass and kelp in the water as well as reading puffs/shifts.  

 
Anyone tried these?  My daughter (Navy Helo Pilot) wears them anytime she doesn't want to risk losing/damaging her good wayarers.  Says she can't tell the difference...

https://goodr.com/
The lenses are straight gray and I don't think as "soothing" as Ray Bans, but otherwise as good. They're light, comfortable, and stay put as advertised (no bounce, for runners). Great for the $26 they cost.

 

BGeff

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Anyone tried these?  My daughter (Navy Helo Pilot) wears them anytime she doesn't want to risk losing/damaging her good wayarers.  Says she can't tell the difference...

https://goodr.com/
They're pretty reasonable and sold at most run specialty stores, and others like biking.  Got good traction in those communities which are endurance oriented.

 

fastyacht

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Not polarized and not sports style glasses that will stay on my face and kinda keep some wind out my eyes. Also fragile and scratch easy. So, while those are cheap as hell, they are not a comparable paird of shades to those I recoomended.
Lol

 

fastyacht

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I do not lke polarized wen racing

I bouhjt 3 pairs of ironman rom OSJL last yea. One pair left.  $5.99 ea

 
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Meat Wad

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Wiley-X Air Rage.  I use them for flying gliders and sailing.  They double as ski goggles with the "facial cavity seal" installed.  Comfortable and bulletproof. 

I bought a second pair because I liked the first pair so much, and I was worried I wouldn't be able to get them again as models evolve.  Still on the first pair 3 years later.  They are still available. 

they sound like they would be good for high speed landsailing.

I got a pair of Costa. Won some $$$ at the Silverton casino (vegas) a while back and went to the Bass Pro next door. I never had a pair of really good Glasses. 
Costa designed for fisherman to kill the glare.

These glasses make everything  crystal clear, I wear them driving and sailing

 


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