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Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by miltmaldo, Jul 13, 2018.
Mine are prescription safety glasses that transition.
Costa Del Mar. Never again will I purchase cheap sunglasses. Scratch resistant, and made for sun protection. Also at least twice the polarization of any others I have compared them to here in Ohio. I believe most of them are made for fishing. Bought them in Florida while visiting a brother. Ordered a second pair from their site. AAA1
Fishing, boating, any water activities really. I like that their mirror coatings are actually between glass (or plastic) layers, meaning it won't get scratched off like many other companies' lenses. I don't really care for any of the styles I've seen by them, otherwise I'd have tried them too.
Interesting coming back and reading what's changed and stay the same. Myself, still Pawleys in blue 580G on cloudless days and Seven mile in green 580G!!!!!!
If you really care about your eyes. Maui Jim with neutral grey glass lenses. I will add one tidbit. As good as they are. Between 2002 to 2005 they were considerably better. If you find a NOS pair expect to spend 5 Grand plus! I have kept my 2004 pair in flawless condition. At one point I really wanted new sunglasses. About 2017. I compared them to everything. I simply could not be happy with anything else. Indeed, there were cooler frames to be had. The optics, not even close. I imagine even the new ones the same thing to a lesser degree. I do not remember if I said this in this thread already. If I have, My bad! Seriously though anyone looking really should compare them. One thing you don't really want polycarbonate unless impact is involved. Simply because it bends, distorts the optics. It also scratches easier. I would also think Revo and Persol are very nice. Even Rayban. Not Maui Jim but not far off.
For general use Oakley's, both prescription and non-prescription with contacts, of several different styes. For shooting trap Pilla.
The first time I put on a pair of Maui Jims in their Rose color, I was sold. The Rose lenses give brilliant clarity and brightness, but it was how they made colors pop that really intrigued me. The best description I've heard of how the Rose lenses feel, "It's like taking a Prozac". It took me 10 years to finally buy a pair. I ended up buying the HCL Bronze lense, because I can use them for a lot more conditions. I'd like to get a pair of Rose lenses too.
I had a pair of Kaenon Hard Kore in a super dark gray for fishing. Those Hard Kores were super tough and durable. I really liked them, and lost them in a car accident.
@Planterz You mentioned your Maui Jims aren't polarized. I thought all or most of the Maui Jims polarized.
What does NOS mean? I'm curious about what they were like in this timeframe.
NOS means New Old Stock.
Before my presbyopia had me wearing prescription glasses I used Fisherman’s Friend sunglasses for shooting sports and general wear.
Now my sunglasses are prescription.
Two years later, and still my go-to favorites are the Persol 2747. I've picked them up in every color available.
One thing that I will add is that when I'm back down in Florida (I live between there and the PNW) it's Costas all the way when I'm on the water. It's amazing how much more enjoyable they can even make a day at the beach. You point out things to the people around you only to realize that they're not seeing everything you're seeing.
I also had a pair of Maui's that I used as my shades for other outdoor activities like hiking, and while they had outstanding clarity, they just weren't as comfortable for me personally as my good ole Persol 2747. I've ended up just using the black version of those even as my hiking sunglasses. I do plan on trying some more Maui's at some point, but at the moment I'm choosing not to re-awaken my obsession with shades so I can focus on my others .
I don't think I did. All Maui Jims are polarized. They pioneered the use of polarization in sunglasses. I think maybe I was unclear when I was comparing the optical clarity of my Maui Jims vs Serengetis. I give the edge to my Serengetis, which apart from one pair, aren't polarized; the polarization of the Maui Jims might be the reason they're not quite as clear. That's in normal conditions around town, not on the water or after a rain or road haze. Both are fantastic. Again, these comparisons are only with glass lenses; I have not used either brand with plastic lenses.
Worked my entire life outdoors and have had a bunch of high dollar sunglasses. My all time favorite cost about $7 with a safety 1x lens.