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Old 09-16-10, 10:49 AM
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Sunglasses that fit?

The pair of Serfas sunglasses I've been wearing for about a year are falling apart and I'd like to replace them with something a bit higher quality. Problem is that most of the shades I try on don't seem to fit very well. I've tried several different types of Oakleys and no luck there, the frames are just too small for my head. I did find that Gargoyle Torques fit well and are quite comfortable but they only come in green lenses and I prefer brown or amber, those seem to let me see debris in the road better. I also prefer wrap around style lenses because of the unobstructed field of vision. Any recommendations? The Smith Pivlock v90 shades look like they might be good, anyone tried those?
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Being the cheapskate that I am, I wear these:
https://www.safetyglassesusa.com/smitwesmagsa.html
Cheap, very light, fit well (I also have a largish head) and come in lots of lens colors.

I like the gray for bright sun (mirrored or not - I've got both and don't see much difference), blue block for cloudy conditions and yellow for night time. They make a smaller version of the same glasses and my wife wears them (her 90 year old mom tried them on one day and had us order her a pair too).
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I've been wearing a pair of Native Nano^2 for the last 5 years. Lightweight frames and interchangeable lenses. Comfortable nosepiece, but they're not very adjustable:
- Can't change the length or bend of the temples, or the bend on the nosepiece.

When I have the money, I'm switching to a pair of Rudy Project Rydon. Flex adjust temples and nosepads with really great sweat-resistant no-slip coating. Very lightweight. Tons of lens choices, and the lenses don't rattle in the frame like the Natives I have currently. Then again, they cost almost twice as much...
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+100 on the rudy project stuff. I bought a pair of USA Triathlon themed glasses last year, and won this years USAT model as well. The nose pieces & temples adjust over the ears. The lenses are interchangable, and guaranteed. They have a replacement program to replace your lenses for $20 if they scratch, for any reason. In fact, I did a faceplant in my first MTB race this past weekend, scratched a lens, and they'll be replacing them even though it was clearly my fault.
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I would look at the Wiley brand of glasses, made to military specs and are better for bigger heads..

Model to look at would be PT-1 / PT-3 or the Talons

https://www.wileyx.com/EcommSuite/Pro...SeriesCode=561

They can be found on ebay for pretty good discounts..
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rudy project not sure which has clear,amber,and blues lenses. bought on clearance.
found that i really like these alot better since i bought the gutur band. now don't have to stop and wipe the sweat off anymore.
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Thanks for the input everyone, going to have to find a Rudy Project dealer in my area.
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I'm using industrial safety glasses from Home Depot. The arms slide out to bring the lens closer to or farther from the face, a feature few expensive sunglasses seem to have. Plus, they're cheap. A big plus when you lose as many pairs of glasses as I do.
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Have you looked at the sizes of the different glasses. The rudy project and oakley glasses list the temple size. Oakley also makes some glasses in an "Asian Fit" that is a wider.

So do you know what size you have? That information will help in finding some new ones with the correct fit.

The oakley straight jackets are 135mm across the temples

Rudy Project Rydons and Exception are 138mm across the temples

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Zeal Optics Maestro. Very comfy for a larger head. After 2 years the rubber tips on the earpieces crumbled off, and they replaced the frames free of charge. They said the 1st batch from back then had a different rubber that was too sensitive to salt and that marine and athletic use caused some trouble.
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Thanks for all of the info and advice. Found an optometrist that sells the Rudy glasses, I can see why they are so well liked, but they are a bit small for me. The Rudys did fit better than the Oakleys I've tried but were still a bit small and for that kind of money I want something that fits. Think I'm going with the Gargoyles, they fit really well and have a reputation for being nearly indestructible. I've done the cheap safety glasses thing and it doesn't work for me.
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Oakley Radars. I have a big melon and they fit wonderfully.
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