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Steelerstrength
10-29-2009, 05:47 PM
I love different styles of sunglasses, not just for their appearance but also their function. Polarized are important here in Santa Barbara (I live less than a mile from the beach), but I appreciate the larger lenses that provide great coverage from the sun, even in the lower corners. Another important factor is a pair that is free of distortion at any point or angle.

Anyone try the Kaenon Hard Kore sunglasses? They look Bad Ass to me!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/gauchostrength/KaenonHardCoreLarge-1.jpg

I already have a pair of Revo's for my truck. They are awesome!


http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/gauchostrength/Revo4038Belay.png

I've got a few more pair floating around, but am curious to see if anyone else is into shades?!:cool::sun:

tony hipchest
10-29-2009, 09:07 PM
gargoyles all the way.

they were popularized by arnold as the terminator.

the only thing i liked about dale earnhardt before his passing was he wore the same shades as me (gotta love bulletproof shades)-

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.sunglasstent.com/images/GargoylesBulletProofDisplay.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.sunglasstent.com/gargoylesunglasses.html&usg=__nslyMxm77KAl1OKcxHS64RsB1vc=&h=216&w=265&sz=12&hl=en&start=1&tbnid=5iPtxregcELNBM:&tbnh=91&tbnw=112&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgargoyles%2Bsunglasses%26gbv%3D2%26hl %3Den%26sa%3DG



Gargoyles glasses are 50 times stronger than safety glass and 20 times stronger than structural aluminium! The Gargoyle sunglasses pictured at left withstood the impact of a .22 caliber bullet from 10 feet.

Gargoyle sun glasses patented Dual Lens Toric Curve with its zero-prism design corrects for normal distortion encoutered with many sunglasses, so that the image you receive is always accurate and clear. This design provides up to 210 degrees of peripheral coverage--the most extreme wrap on the market.

i have always had the mirror lens classic but bought a pair of the thunder (which were designed for/sponsored by dale jr.) when they came out.

i prefer those over the flashier classics (i do want a a pair 24k gold edition though- cant go wrong with black n gold).

MasterOfPuppets
10-29-2009, 09:22 PM
MEH.....I Never spend more than 6 bucks on a pair... i lose them or break them pretty much on a bi weekly bases so i don't see investing much in them...

tony hipchest
10-29-2009, 09:35 PM
MEH.....I Never spend more than 6 bucks on a pair... i lose them or break them pretty much on a bi weekly bases so i don't see investing much in them...i forgot my shades before work one morning last week. i had to go to wal-mart. they have nice pairs for 5 bucks that look an awful lot like the gargoyles thunders. :thumbsup:

i also like a cheap pair of john lennon circle glasses. :cool:

devilsdancefloor
10-29-2009, 09:35 PM
gargoyles all the way.

they were popularized by arnold as the terminator.

the only thing i liked about dale earnhardt before his passing was he wore the same shades as me (gotta love bulletproof shades)-


i have always had the mirror lens classic but bought a pair of the thunder (which were designed for/sponsored by dale jr.) when they came out.

i prefer those over the flashier classics (i do want a a pair 24k gold edition though- cant go wrong with black n gold).


i bet they are mirrored on the inside you you can see how cool you are:flap::flap::chuckle::rofl: ( i crack myself up at times)

SteelersinCA
10-29-2009, 09:39 PM
I really like Oakleys for running. Rudy Project is a good smaller company, they make shades for just about everything, tactical, sailing, running, biking etc. My all time favorites are Maui Jim's though. Those are the best lenses I've ever worn.

Steelerstrength
10-30-2009, 12:42 AM
MEH.....I Never spend more than 6 bucks on a pair... i lose them or break them pretty much on a bi weekly bases so i don't see investing much in them...

I used to buy cheap sunglasses and break them or lose them all the time. Once I invested in a nice pair, and justified the cost by purchasing polarized for the health of my eyes, I began to show a much needed appreciation for them. But, I still own a couple pair of Costco cheapies! :thumbsup:

Steelerstrength
10-30-2009, 12:44 AM
gargoyles all the way.

they were popularized by arnold as the terminator.

the only thing i liked about dale earnhardt before his passing was he wore the same shades as me (gotta love bulletproof shades)-

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.sunglasstent.com/images/GargoylesBulletProofDisplay.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.sunglasstent.com/gargoylesunglasses.html&usg=__nslyMxm77KAl1OKcxHS64RsB1vc=&h=216&w=265&sz=12&hl=en&start=1&tbnid=5iPtxregcELNBM:&tbnh=91&tbnw=112&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgargoyles%2Bsunglasses%26gbv%3D2%26hl %3Den%26sa%3DG



i have always had the mirror lens classic but bought a pair of the thunder (which were designed for/sponsored by dale jr.) when they came out.

i prefer those over the flashier classics (i do want a a pair 24k gold edition though- cant go wrong with black n gold).

Damn! I had a pair of those Blue Mirrored Gargoyles back in the day! Sure thought I was cool!

Steelerstrength
10-30-2009, 12:47 AM
I really like Oakleys for running. Rudy Project is a good smaller company, they make shades for just about everything, tactical, sailing, running, biking etc. My all time favorites are Maui Jim's though. Those are the best lenses I've ever worn.

I still have one pair of Oakleys that have a nasty scratch. I love the lightweight type with rubber nose tips! A pair of Maui Jims stays in my Z06 for driving days! They are sweet!

tony hipchest
10-30-2009, 01:28 AM
i have actually had a sunburn on my eyeballs.

it stings.

and when it peels, it itches.

augustashark
10-30-2009, 01:29 AM
Polarized are great for fishing. I try never to go fishing without them.

tony hipchest
10-30-2009, 01:49 AM
:huh:

i also hear a giant belt buckle is great for deer hunting.

:screwy:

augustashark
10-30-2009, 01:59 AM
:huh:

i also hear a giant belt buckle is great for deer hunting.

:screwy:

You what know the funny thing about this is, I knew you would be the one who would not understand it.

I :applaudit: you for trying though.

Galax Steeler
10-30-2009, 04:38 AM
I like the Oakleys I don't leave home without them.

SteelersinCA
10-30-2009, 11:18 AM
Polarized are great for fishing. I try never to go fishing without them.

I agree that polarized really helps cut through the glare on the water, I will never get a non polarized pair of sunglasses.

revefsreleets
10-30-2009, 11:36 AM
I have a couple old pairs of Ray-Ban aviators in a drawer somewhere that I bought in college....WAY too "Ponch" from CHiPs for me....

I have two pairs of RB Daddy-O's (polarized w/ anti-reflective coating), one in black and the other in Tortoise shell. Love them both, and, what's best is, I got a couple scratches on them, just some general wear and tear, and when I sent them back to Ray-Ban, for the cost of shipping, they sent me two replacement pairs. Saved me at least $300. They have a customer for life now....
http://www.ray-ban.com/usa/images/assets/725/3e1db755d529579af5155b21ee4b160a.png?from=0x0&resize_to=529x390&size=2400x1400

SteelersinCA
10-30-2009, 12:06 PM
Wow, that is good customer service. I might have to give them a try.

revefsreleets
10-30-2009, 12:12 PM
I think their quality is on par with Revo or Maui Jim, and they are less expensive than either.

SteelMember
10-30-2009, 12:54 PM
Essssstraaada!

http://mokellyreport.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/estrada.jpg

:chuckle:

Indo
10-30-2009, 01:38 PM
I do a lot of sailing/scuba diving (A lot is a relative term---but, when I get the chance) and I love my Revo sunglasses...I haven't found anything that compares when you're on the water (Maui Jim's are pretty close, though)

I wear Oakleys when I'm cycling

Polarized. Always.

revefsreleets
10-30-2009, 02:39 PM
http://www.clubeanos80.com.br/img/cur_chips.jpg

Sorry it's so tiny...but they BOTH have their aviators on in THIS one:sofunny:

Steelerstrength
10-30-2009, 03:10 PM
Essssstraaada!

http://mokellyreport.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/estrada.jpg

:chuckle:

:sofunny::sofunny::sofunny:

Steelerstrength
10-30-2009, 03:13 PM
http://www.clubeanos80.com.br/img/cur_chips.jpg

Sorry it's so tiny...but they BOTH have their aviators on in THIS one:sofunny:

Hey Rev, that's one hilarious photo! My thoughts immediately go to, "Damn I hope I never wore a pair of those!"

SCSTILLER
10-30-2009, 03:19 PM
Hey Rev, that's one hilarious photo! My thoughts immediately go to, "Damn I hope I never wore a pair of those!"

Unfortunately this style is becoming popular again witht he college students. Also had to put up with alot of ****y a$$ pilots wearing these things, I think they were issued to the douche bag pilots.

I personally like Rudy Project and Smith. I have a great pair of Smith's that have 4 interchangeable lenses for cycling and they are awesome. Absolutely no glare. Have had Oakley (hated them), Bolle's (not bad), and Ray Bans (Like them). I will stick with the Smith's though, great looking, practical sunglasses.

Indo
10-30-2009, 03:33 PM
Unfortunately this style is becoming popular again witht he college students. Also had to put up with alot of ****y a$$ pilots wearing these things, I think they were issued to the douche bag pilots.

I personally like Rudy Project and Smith. I have a great pair of Smith's that have 4 interchangeable lenses for cycling and they are awesome. Absolutely no glare. Have had Oakley (hated them), Bolle's (not bad), and Ray Bans (Like them). I will stick with the Smith's though, great looking, practical sunglasses.

I have some Bolle's as well---but I do like my Oakley's better(can't remember what the model is called, but I got them at a cycling shop). The Ray Ban's that I have are more "fashion" and not really "Sports Functional", so I don't wear them. I thought about getting some Rudy's, but I had to draw the line somewhere! It seems like I have WAY too many sunglasses now that I think about it...

My Revo's remain my "go to" pair when the sun is shining

MasterOfPuppets
10-30-2009, 04:00 PM
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SteelersinCA
10-30-2009, 04:04 PM
I got a pair of Rudy's but they fit funny, I sold them to my buddy, who is an iron worker, and he loves them for work. The feature I liked was they had photochromatic polarized lenses. Very nice.

AllD
10-30-2009, 04:32 PM
Can only wear quality down in the Sunshine State. Gargoyles, Spy, and Salt Optics- all polarized, are what work for me. Salt are handmade in Japan and they are bad ass.

revefsreleets
10-30-2009, 04:38 PM
For the water, Serengeti makes photo-chromatic polarized lenses...the fisherman love them, but I always thought they were a little cheesy. Overpriced as well....