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Discussion in 'Warm Water Species Fishing' started by Seabassoutdoors, Apr 13, 2020.
Oakley vs Costa vs Cheap local brand.
Maui Jim’s all the way .... worth the money and absolutely the best customer service of all time .
I’m happy with my Smith (glass). Great customer service as well
There are tons of price-point options between Oakley/Costs, and "cheap local brands," which aren't actually local.
I have some nice Smith Optics glasses that work well for me. If you want to see better in low light conditions than you ever have, get some polarized glasses with copper-colored lenses.
Had some green mirror glasses by field and stream that were amazing for ten bucks as my backup pair wish I remembered the name they were amazing
Costa's for me. I highly recommend glass lenses. I typically look for a pair on sale for around $100 - seems to be a good price point for the quality. One day I'll take the leap and get a pair of Maui Jim's.
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I have Mauis. I have Costas. I have damn near every lens out there. I have worked and played outdoors my whole life.
The review sections about which fits better on your face are meaningless to anyone who doesn't have your face.
To me the best all around dawn to dusk lenses are
1) Transitions Drivewear
They not only change darkness, they change color so they are optimal under a wide variety of lighting conditions. My favorite lenses for variable cloudiness, overcast, etc.
2) Serengheti 555nm
Also great under varied lighting conditions. Very easy on the eyes allows more light in the 555nm wavelength area while filtering out the eyestrain causing high and low frequencies. These come polarized and not, so if you look at them make sure you get polarized.
3) Maui Jim polarizedplus2 in neutral grey.
The best lenses for extremely bright lighting conditions, Sunny days with snow on the ground, subtropical sight fishing etc.
ive got a pair of costa,under armor,and oakley
i like the costa the best.
Second the Maui Jim’s, my 4th pair(drop 3 in the lake over the years), finally gonna put a lanyard on it this year. I’ve had several pairs of Oakleys, and several in between. There are no lenses as good as Maui Jim’s imo, they don’t make the flexible titanium ones unfortunately.
I personally have found Smith glass lenses to be the best.
The Smith "Guides Choice" model comes in a variety of great lens options.
Costa 580G all the way
my eyes must be different, I’ve had 2 pairs of these sunglasses , 1 blue, 1 green lenses.
Didn’t like either of them
Maui Jim’s and palagic I like much better. I’m wearing palagic daily now
Costas for me, I tried Maui Jim's but they were the plastic lenses and they scratched up quickly. The Maui Jim's were a lot lighter but I'm not careful enough to have plastic lenses.
I wore cheap sunglasses for years and then read that they can actually be worse for your eyes than not wearing anything. They make you open your pupil but don't stop UV Rays.
I'm definitely not in this league. I'm 60 and just bought my first polarized sunglasses. Ordered 2 pair of prescription glasses from Zenni. Both with anti-scratch, and anti-reflection. One set 80% grey tint and polarization. So one normal pair of glasses, and one pair polarized sunglasses. $62 out the door including shipping for the 2 pair. So far I like them. And even went fishing with them once, but forgot to compare the water glare difference when using them. Even if they do work, will they vastly increase my hookup percentage on carp, bullheads, and suckers? I dunno. I probably won't get a lot of sponsors if I make a video
They work great for me. I have a pair of oakley polarized prizm. And the costa is better for me. But everyones eyes are different