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    What are your all-condition sunglasses?

    Hi

    I haven't purchased decent quality riding sunglasses in a long time (if ever).

    I'm looking for a pair that are good in sunny or cloudy conditions, and scratch-resistant would be nice.

    Does that exist or am I dreaming?

    I have a larger than average face, if that's of any use.
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    I buy Tifosi Fototec series, they're not very tough but they're the cheapest transition sunglasses you can get: http://www.tifosioptics.com/. I currently have the Strada model, it was under $50 on Amazon and lasted over 2 years now. They have 100% UVA/UVB protection, antiglare coating, polarized transition lenses and they react to changing light conditions quickly. They're not scratch resistant though, but a nice hardcase is included if you need to throw them into a backpack.

    I really like transition sunglasses but they used to cost way over $100.

    I have a wide head too, usually have problems with sunglasses, hats and helmets.

    They also come in smoke color lenses, but these work really well on overcast days. Good for driving too and generally everything else.







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    Quote Originally Posted by xfimpg View Post
    Hi

    I haven't purchased decent quality riding sunglasses in a long time (if ever).

    I'm looking for a pair that are good in sunny or cloudy conditions, and scratch-resistant would be nice.

    Does that exist or am I dreaming?

    I have a larger than average face, if that's of any use.
    I've got a pair of Serenghetti (or however they spell it) wrap arounds that work really well and fit my large head.

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    if you hang out on bonktown or chainlove you can usually get a good pair of ryders eyewear glasses. i just picked up a pair of photochromic (transitions) shades for 30 bucks shipped...
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    We both wear regular prescription glasses with transitions lenses. Works great for us in sunny Arizona even when we have the occasional cloudy day.
    No need for us to own separate 'sun'glasses.
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    Since you're in Canada, you might consider going down to MEC and checking out their affordable selection of removable-lense sunglasses. I ride at night, so I have clear and shaded lenses depending on how much light there is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yan View Post
    Since you're in Canada, you might consider going down to MEC and checking out their affordable selection of removable-lense sunglasses. I ride at night, so I have clear and shaded lenses depending on how much light there is.
    Thanks everyone for your insights and pics.

    RE: MEC; I have purchased their sunglasses in the past and it's the lens-swapping that I'm trying to avoid.
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    What I think to be helpful are vented glasses.. During the Summer and winter temperature differentials can cause fogging.. I tend to wear my vented glasses during the time of year when temperatures are either cold or hot.
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    RayBans. With a string, so as not to lose them.
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    My sons chipped in to buy me a real good pair of sun glasses. I have used others but things always looked blury. With the Oakleys there is none of that.

    I was never a fan of expensive sun glasses but these changed my mind. Both with the quality and also that they were free. he he.

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    I'm sure your big face can be of use

    sorry - just the way you worded that ... :-)
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    I wear glasses, and my health ins will cover most of the cost for prescription sunglasses, does anyone have a recommendation? ihope this isnt hijacking the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capejohn View Post
    My sons chipped in to buy me a real good pair of sun glasses. I have used others but things always looked blury. With the Oakleys there is none of that.

    I was never a fan of expensive sun glasses but these changed my mind. Both with the quality and also that they were free. he he.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simko View Post
    I wear glasses, and my health ins will cover most of the cost for prescription sunglasses, does anyone have a recommendation? ihope this isnt hijacking the thread.
    Nah, it's cool.
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    Drivewear photochromic polarized lenses, in the frames of your choice. In CR39 or polycarbonite lens material. Choose CR39 if you want a slightly lighter starting tint.

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