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What are your EDC Sunglasses?

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#1 Rees Klintworth

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 09:58 AM

One of the most important, and most often changing, components of my EDC is the pair of sunglasses I bring along. I have a little bit of everything from vintage Ray-Ban to modern and sporty Oakley.

 

I'll get mine posted when I'm home, but let's see what makes it into your rotation!



#2 Arnie

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 10:02 AM

Oakley Flak Jacket is my nice pair that stays in my car mostly and then a host of cheap ones that I use when vacationing or yard work.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 11:18 AM

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I think thats the new version of mine, I have had the same pair for about 7 years, really need to change them soon



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 12:23 PM

I wear Von zipper Monte's in the truck and have Oakley flak jackets or Oakley M frames when outside

#5 Stupendous Walrus

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 06:56 PM

I'm not much for sunglasses, but sometimes they are necessary. Currently, just a cheap pair of Ripzone brand glasses, but in a few weeks I'll go and pick up a pair of Ray Bans I had been eyeing.

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 06:57 PM

Maui Jim for me.


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#7 Stupendous Walrus

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:01 PM

Maui Jim for me.


These were my go to for years. Finally wore them to the point where it was easier to see without them.
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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:23 PM

Superb optics.


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#9 Dom

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:42 PM

My EDC sunglasses are prescription Maui Jim's. Best optics I've ever had in sunglasses, and I've had a few, Including oakleys.
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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:44 PM

I've always found Oakleys overrated. After owning Bolles, Maui Joms, Ray Bans and countless others, Oakleys never cut it for me.

#11 Rees Klintworth

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:52 PM

The only modern sunglasses I have are three pairs of Oakleys. I really like them, but primarily use them for sports and outdoor activities. My go-to options are a few vintage (80s era) Bolle and Carrera models that were my dads, and then for special occasions I will use my grandpa's 1940's Ray Ban aviators.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:53 PM

I've always found Oakleys overrated. After owning Bolles, Maui Joms, Ray Bans and countless others, Oakleys never cut it for me.


Oakleys are good quality but definitely overrated. They do, or at least did, have great curstomer and product service. They used to repair or replace quickly and cheaply. I'm not a fan of the style, but I've owned several Oakleys for that reason. It's been years since I've had a service or repair need though.

My Maui Jim's are at least 6 or 7 years old, get daily use, and are holding up extraordinarily well. They were expensive but a good value.
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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:59 PM

I have 2 pair oakley half jackets that have been relegated to lawn mowing and construction. They get tore up, no big deal. My maui's get white glove treatment.
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Posted 19 May 2015 - 08:02 PM

To each their own. Even when playing baseball I still couldn't get into them.

#15 Rees Klintworth

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 09:02 PM

I have 2 pair oakley half jackets that have been relegated to lawn mowing and construction. They get tore up, no big deal. My maui's get white glove treatment.

 

My Half Jackets have also received crap duty. Those just never fit my face right. The Flak Jackets, for whatever, reason, are much more comfortable and better looking, IMO. Those are the ones that I keep nice



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 09:06 PM

I'm reminded of the Delta speech from the start of Black Hawk Down regarding Oakleys. :D

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 09:33 PM

Mine are just some cheapo made-in-China polarized fitovers.  I either lose them or break them with some regularity, so I prefer to not invest gobs of cash into a pair.  I also subscribe to Greg Cravens' thoughts on expensive sunglasses.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 10:52 PM

Coming from an industrial background in my former life im still running around with various safety sunnies (mostly bolle and MSA) but i do have a pair of polarized Oakley Antix which im pretty fond of


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Posted 20 May 2015 - 12:07 AM

I have a pair of warby parker Haskells, which were pretty good for being polarized and prescription for 200 dollars (no insurance). Not as nice as my eyeglasses (made by SALT, check them out), but still good for the money.



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Posted 20 May 2015 - 05:15 AM

I have a pair of warby parker Haskells, which were pretty good for being polarized and prescription for 200 dollars (no insurance). Not as nice as my eyeglasses (made by SALT, check them out), but still good for the money.


Warby Parker is an online store, no? How did you like the shopping experience? How do you pick glasses without trying them on?





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