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View Poll Results: Which is the best sunglasses brand
Tufosi
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34.33%
Cat-1
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10.45%
Performance
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4.48%
Adidas
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2.99%
Other
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47.76%
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Tufosi, Cat-1, Performance, Adidas

Old 05-02-07, 02:48 PM
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Tufosi, Cat-1, Performance, Adidas

Which is the best sunglasses brand?
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Old 05-02-07, 02:49 PM
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Rudy project.
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Old 05-02-07, 02:50 PM
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p.s. Please post pics of you in them if you have them. DrPete made the Performance shades look a lot cooler than they look online (kind of dorky).
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Old 05-02-07, 03:09 PM
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rudy project, rydons
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Tifosi. Cheap, carried at my LBS, great lenses.

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Originally Posted by NoGaBiker
Tifosi. Cheap, carried at my LBS, great lenses.

Matt
Agreed...excellent glasses and the price is right.
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I'm pretty content with my $30 Performance glasses with interchangeable lenses. For action sports I just don't really believe in dumping a ton of money into sunglasses as they're so easily damaged. I tried on a pair of Rudy Project glasses and was kind of shocked by how much they weigh. I can imagine that'd get REALLY annoying after wearing them for only a short time.
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ok well i got my rudy projects for 40 dollars so i cant complain because thats cheaper then the tifosi pave
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Old 05-02-07, 05:57 PM
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Oakley. not cheap, though.
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Tifosi. Good quality at a great price.
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Another vote for Tifosi..They are great sunglasses and inexpensive.
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Originally Posted by fubar5
Another vote for Tifosi..They are great sunglasses and inexpensive.
+4 or 5 I lost count
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Another + whatever to Tifosi.
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Originally Posted by ryanspeer
I'm pretty content with my $30 Performance glasses with interchangeable lenses. For action sports I just don't really believe in dumping a ton of money into sunglasses as they're so easily damaged. I tried on a pair of Rudy Project glasses and was kind of shocked by how much they weigh. I can imagine that'd get REALLY annoying after wearing them for only a short time.
I'm still rockin my performance bought Sunglasses, but I've been checking out Tifosis lately, and the difference in image clarity is very noticable.
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Oakley, Rudy Project
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im a fan of my oakleys... but then again i didnt have to pay full price for them.
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I have Tifosi Paves and I really like them so far (2 months or so).

I've had Performance llenses crack on me, so I would stay away from those.
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Tifosi optics are outstanding. the frames are decent. i sport the fototec version of the Tifosi Q3. later.
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Originally Posted by Ryanf
Rudy project.
I'm with him.





Did I just say that?
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I have really bad luck with glasses doesn't matter the company I will break them
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I love my cat 1 Prologues with the "ShiftTech Photochromatic lenses automatically respond to light conditions by adjusting the tint level to match your surroundings" Works well for me.
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Oakley Pro M Frames, those are awesome, paid $55 (used, but the lenses were immaculate) for a set with two lenses (Gold Iridium, Clear).

Rudy Project Ekynox SX is not that great IMO, the lenses scratch too easily, my racing red and clear lenses are not usable anymore, but the Smoke is holding up just fine. Not going to bother replacing the lenses, but I still use the glasses as backup.
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Originally Posted by aham23
Tifosi optics are outstanding. the frames are decent. i sport the fototec version of the Tifosi Q3. later.

How do you like those fototec lenses?
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