I need prescription and have had the same pair of Costa hammerhead frames for 15 years. I have sent them in to Replacealens about 10 times and the frames are still fine. Rayban frames hold up well through multiple replacements also. Some others I have had do not like having the lens replaced a bunch of times and are prone to breakage.Or as I like to say..
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Check Steep and Cheap. I scored a pair of 580g greens for 95 bucks. Not my favorite Costa frame, but the glass makes up for it.
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After a couple of months: At least they're cheap.Hadn't heard of them, but they look damn near identical to the Smith Lowdowns I've been wearing for a fraction of the price. Just ordered a pair, I'll try to remember to update after they arrive.
After a couple of months: At least they're cheap.
Decent build quality, comfortable enough and no issues with them staying on when doing stuff, but the lenses are junk. Lots of chromatic aberration to the point where it seems like there's a projection inside the lens. Fatiguing and distracting to wear, but at least you'll look sorta good doing it. They're polarized, so probably better than what you'd pick up in a gas station, maybe. An alright option if you expect to lose or destroy them. They'll stay in the truck as an extra pair.
I like them for the price, the weight and the comfort, but they are no Maui Jim's.
I kept getting these annoying ads (are ads ever not annoying?) on Facebook, took a screenshot, blocked the ads, and have a plan to check these out. I like the idea if the side covers - important on a glacier to keep sharp reflection off snow out of your eyes. As in the water - but I wonder about peripheral viz suffering unduly?I just got contact lenses and am looking to buy a good quality pair of polarized sunglasses for this season. What might you recommend?
I use $20 Solar Shields over my clear trifocals' and frame for everything outside. They fail on #5 for sure but I really like the side protection and the extra layer of safely all around my eyes. They've taken many an incoming hit out and about. I put my wearovers on just now and think they are easily clear enough to read anything you can get in focus.My criteria:
3) Polarization angle such that I can still read my Velocitek
4) Don't fall off when I lean forward
5) Not weird.
Usually #3 is the hardest one.
I have been using MJ Peahi's for years, nice wrap, broad side arms for protection and virtually bullet proof for normal use and don't fall off. Not one scratch on them after almost ten years. The matt black coating on the frame long gone.After several months I can state that I like my odd looking Waterman glasses. The can’t fall off, block sunlight and wind from the sides and the venting around the lenses is good for hot days