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Recommend me photochromatic sunglasses

Old 01-29-10, 05:27 PM
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Recommend me photochromatic sunglasses

My Smith interchangeable frames snapped after a month of use.
I hated having to switch the lenses anyway. So i figured that maybe the way to go is getting sunglasses with photochromatic (or is it photochromic ?) lenses.
I was hoping to keep the cost as low as possible.
Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated.
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Old 01-29-10, 08:18 PM
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Well if cost is no object, get a Pair of Oakley Jawbones with the VR50 lenses. Best sunglasses/lenses i've ever owned
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Rudy Project makes some nice sunglasses with photochromic lenses.
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Originally Posted by ahmose View Post
I was hoping to keep the cost as low as possible.
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Well if cost is no object, get a Pair of Oakley Jawbones with the VR50 lenses. Best sunglasses/lenses i've ever owned
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Try Tifosi. Prices are sub-$100, and the lens quality is pretty decent. If you're concerned about cost, you'll be more than satisfied with what you get for your money.
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thanks for all these great suggestions.
Those Oakleys and Rudy project are nice but seem a little too pricey.
I'll check out the tifosi, i've heard good things about Tifosi.
I also see that PBK is selling some Endura Piranha Photochromic for less than $60.
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Old 01-29-10, 11:16 PM
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I'm actually pretty happy with my Cat-1 glasses from Performance. They don't get quite as dark as smoke tinted lenses, or as light as clear, but I can see in the dead of night and with the sun right in front of me with the same lens.
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I've been VERY impressed with my Tifosi glasses. I've got the Vogel and the Ventoux in the photochromic lenses. The Vogels are great for bright days, and they're light enough that I can use them at night when I'm driving because with the new headlights on cars these days, it's like everyone has thier brights on.
Next I'm getting the Logic glasses with the clear PC lenses.
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Smith has a lifetime warrenty. Send them back.
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Least expensive that meets your requirement : Serfas Kamber and Kamber Lite(Smaller face) model.
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Smith has a lifetime warrenty. Send them back.
I switched to Smith after having two pairs of Oakleys that broke a couple of days after their 1-year warranty expired. That was 10 years ago and the same Smith glasses (Voodoo slider) are still going strong...
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
I'm actually pretty happy with my Cat-1 glasses from Performance. They don't get quite as dark as smoke tinted lenses, or as light as clear, but I can see in the dead of night and with the sun right in front of me with the same lens.
+1 on these. they have the most light transmission in low light and good darkness in sun of all the glasses I could find. very reasonable price too.
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Persoanally I like the Oakley Radar

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I have the nashbar ones pretty good think they were around 30 or so
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Ryder is another option. They make pretty good glasses at similar price points. At our shop, it was Ryder or Tifosi to complement Oakley, and we went with Ryder for several reasons. I have a couple pair and love them - they've actually managed to keep me out of the Oakley case so far.
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Tifosi Pave with the red color in them. I love the lack of bottom frame so looking down has no blind spot.
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thanks for all these great recommendations.
For the smith frames, i plan to send them back for the warranty, however, i've realized that they're bound to break again.
The serfas look great, so do the tifosi . I will check the performance and nashbar offerings (they probably have some online coupons too), they would fit the bill.
Thanks for that Ryder recommendation, they look great and are reasonably priced.
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I've been happy with my Rudy Project Impact-X polychromatic lenses. I've had Tifosi and Serfas and they've both been flimsy and fallen apart fairly quickly. Specialized Adaptalite lenses work pretty well too IMO.
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I've had Tifosi and Serfas and they've both been flimsy and fallen apart fairly quickly.
OP, I've been wearing the Dolomite for several months now, and they've been holding up for me. They have a sturdier frame than some of Tifosi's other offerings though, so you might want to check into umd's experience if you take a look at some of the skinnier frames.

The Dolomite in particular, however, doesn't feel flimsy. I bought them as something semi-cheap to use in the rain that I could be careless with, and they've been living up to that pretty well.
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