Polarized Sunglasses

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by bill tuccini, Apr 17, 2020.

  1. bill tuccini

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    Im looking for a good value in polarized sun glasses. Great product fair price
     
  2. ITTYBITTYKITTY

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    I had a set H3Os at one time, very happy with them.
     

  3. pjd

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    Costa’s
    It’s only money
     
  4. FLH

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    Costa's for on the water. Maui Jim's for everyday
     
  5. Chasin Tales

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    I went with REK's. I needed prescription lens and didn't want to spend $500 to $600 or more for prescription Costa's. They have the flexible frames and polarized lens. Been happy with them.
     
  6. Gamekeeper

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    I wear Bolle' prescription wrap around bifocals.
    Near perfect.
     
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    Forgive what may be a stupid question, but what is the difference between the $10-20 polarized sunglasses (eg Foster Grant) and the expensive fishing ones everybody talks about on these forums?
    If it's just style and build quality, the $ means more to me than looking cool; but if the polarization is somehow different and lets me see more, then it's splurge time!
     
  8. Gamekeeper

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    Mine are first and foremost prescription glasses. Polycarbonate and bi-focals and polarized. Anti-scratch coated.
    They are designed for shooting.

    You don't find them in a bin at the dollar store.

    I never get a headache wearing them all day.
    And if I need to tie a knot, or read something, nbd.
    And of course, there's always the possibility of a briar, or stray pellet.

    Paid for from my optical package, and HSA, with pre-tax money.

    They have a floating chux attached.

    I don't know if you have any need for any of that.

    The style that are big, and go over your regular glasses have too much distortion at the edges. And they look like an insect to me.
     
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  9. ITTYBITTYKITTY

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    The cheap glasses have lenses that are not consistent thickness. Younger eyes correct for this easier than older, however, this stresses the muscles in the eye. This tires the eyes. It can lead to headaches, to sore eyes and general exhaustion. Not fun. If you're out on the water all day you'll feel the difference. 3 or 4 hours and you probably won't. Also, the cheap glasses scratch easily, won't have an anti-reflective coating or a hydrophobic (water beading) coating.
     
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  10. piketroller

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    I’m probably going to treat myself to a nice pair for the first time ever this year. What I’m not doing is dropping $100+ on a pair before I can try some on to check fit, so I’m waiting until it’s reasonably safe to stop in places like Cabelas and touch my face with a bunch of products.

    In the mean time, I’ve noticed Costa makes a big deal about which glasses have the “580” lenses. What exactly is it that makes them better than some of their other options? I don’t need any corrective lenses, so anything that comes in prescription lenses is of no interest to me.
     
  11. ITTYBITTYKITTY

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    Not a clue on the 580. Might be functional like Base8, might be a marketing ploy. I definitely would do some info gathering on that before spending the money. I, personally, would not place much faith in the reviews. If I spent the extra for those I wouldn't say anything that would make me look foolish. As far as trying on the glasses I would make certain I could wear them in the sun, the rain, the dirt and the slime for a few days and still return them. They might feel great in the sun you sweat where they rest on you and then they slip. The water might not bead up the way it should. They might scratch when you wash off the dirt.
     
  12. Gamekeeper

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    580 is the nm of the light they block
    It color shifts the image you see
    Seems a real popular lense choice for fisherman
     
  13. piketroller

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    As in a good all around lens for fishing, or maybe tailored to something else sight fishing or low light periods? I’m not really asking you so to say, just continuing the train of thought for others.
     
  14. Trophy Specialist

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    Been using Bolle safety, polarized sun glasses for years. Highly recommend at a resonable price.
     
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  15. Gamekeeper

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    I wasn't very scientific.
    I needed no glare, high contrast, and to be able to see shades of grey and brown crisply. Orange (clay targets) was a bonus.

    I took a mounted bird to a couple places, and looked at it through their lenses on display.

    You lose some light transmission with polarized lenses, so that's a given when buying.

    The lack of eye strain is the real bonus. But looking at a phone sucks.
     
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