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Polarized Sunglasses
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: September 14, 2018 01:59AM

While not directly related to rodbuilding, I am certain most of you fish when not wrapping a rod. While fishing, I am also certain at least most of you utilize polarized sun glasses. What have all of you found to be the most cost-effective yet efficient polarized sun glasses? Being the frugal type I am, OK cheap bastard, I do not see the point in spending over $100.00 on a pair of sunglasses only to let them be bounced around and beat up on a boat while fishing. I also realize and have experienced the sub $20.00 polarized sunglasses are just plain lousy, fragile, ineffective and a waste of money. I certainly appreciate any feedback and recommendations.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: Polarized Sunglasses
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 14, 2018 05:26AM

[blog.fishidy.com]
a bit of info on the lenses and color
I ware glasses so when I get a new pair of sunglasses I have them add polarization to the lenses and I get at least 2 pair 1 gray/black the other amber/brown

The best day to be alive is always tomorrow !!
Think out side the box when all else fails !!!
Wi.

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Re: Polarized Sunglasses
Posted by: Anthony Unger (---.15.236.249.res-cmts.ovr.ptd.net)
Date: September 14, 2018 08:23AM

Im blind.. I cant see past 2 1/2 feet with out my perscriptions on.. So i got a pair of perscription polarized shades now.. And they are so so.. I know what you mean about 20$ and under being sub par.. But.. And Again, i wear glasses so this applies to someone who already has frames on thier head.. Walmart has those spinny things usually by the jewlery department, they have clip-on polarized.. The kind with the spring in the middle... Let me tell you what.. Ive compared them to 400$+ and somehow these cheap 14$ things blow them away... The downfall is they are cheap.. So they break fairly easy.. But in all seriousness, they work really good..

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Re: Polarized Sunglasses
Posted by: Jim Levy (---.prvdri.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 14, 2018 10:20AM

Try bombereyewear.com. I have several pairs of Bombers and have used and abused them for years with no obvious signs of wear. I regret that my eyesight has deteriorated t the point that I just purchased a very expensive pair of prescription sunglasses. In spit of the high price tag, other than being able to see, I still prefer my Bombers!

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Re: Polarized Sunglasses
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---)
Date: September 14, 2018 12:12PM

Polarization, lens color, sturdy frames, and being frugal are good things; cataracts are another thing. In addition to polarization, tint, the lens and proper frames a fellow really needs UVA & UVB protection as well as UV exposure is a cumulative issue.

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Re: Polarized Sunglasses
Posted by: Alex Weissman (---)
Date: September 14, 2018 12:53PM

I also wear glasses and wore the flip ups for many years until.... One of my fishing buddies had a pair of Cocoons that I tried on. I could see so much more with the Cocoons that I'm on my 4 th pair. I wear the amber lenses for mostly fresh water fishing.

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Re: Polarized Sunglasses
Posted by: Shawn Weisenbeck (---.nspco.com)
Date: September 14, 2018 02:47PM

Check out [nativeyewear.com]. I've been wearing the green flat irons for the last 5 years and love them. They are a little on the spendy side but not compared to Oakley's or Costas. The best part is they have a lifetime warranty that allows you to get a new pair of the same model sent to you for $30. Even if you break them or scratch the lenses which I constantly seem to do. Their customer service is very nice to work with and the glasses are pretty good quality.

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Re: Polarized Sunglasses
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: September 14, 2018 02:52PM

Costa, typhoons and Wiley x r what I have and use. I am a bait and tackle distributor and spend A LOT of time on the road. If I am outside I have one of those 3 brands on at all times. I generally fish 2-4 days a week and NEVER fish without eye protection. You only have one chance with your eyesight, I don’t care what it costs if it protects my eyes and continues to allow me to pursue my outdoor passion I’m gonna pay it!!

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Re: Polarized Sunglasses
Posted by: Capt. Michael Harmon (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: September 14, 2018 10:04PM

Smith optics with chromo pop lenses or igniter lenses. Not cheap but great in all light conditions and for sight fishing.

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Re: Polarized Sunglasses
Posted by: ron zimmerman (---.tcso.qwest.net)
Date: September 14, 2018 10:43PM

I buy my script polaroid's from Zenni.com . I just got a pair of Amber polarized glasses with spring hinges for less than $ 60 and they work . I'm a cheap bastage and I refuse to buy that expensive crap .

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Re: Polarized Sunglasses
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: September 15, 2018 01:24AM

Thank you for the replies and advice. Without naming names, I have purchased and broken (far too easily) two pair of polarized fishing sunglasses from a predominate vendor to the left. While they were only $19.95, I felt a major player within the industry would afford a higher quality product but their offering is absolute junk.
So I think I will give Bombers a try, thanks Jim.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: Polarized Sunglasses
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: September 15, 2018 07:52AM

x2 for Zenni.com

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Re: Polarized Sunglasses
Posted by: David Parsons (---.s16300.c3-0.drf-cbr1.atw-drf.pa.cable.rcncustomer.com)
Date: September 15, 2018 04:14PM

I too wear cocoons that have side lens because I was told that with out your eye adjust to the lenses and the sun light coming in the side causes cataracts plus they fit over my glasses

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Re: Polarized Sunglasses
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: September 16, 2018 01:21AM

… Or maybe Zenni. Thanks!

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: Polarized Sunglasses
Posted by: jeroen teugels (---.18120a2.ip6.access.telenet.be)
Date: October 17, 2018 03:52PM

although I use wiley x nowadays, the best polarising effect I ever had with fishing sunglasses was with the H3O sunglasses...
Only problem I had is that the "surge" model I had was too small for my head, so the wiley x looks cooler :-)
H3O had great customer service too!
Greetz from Belgium
Jeroen

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