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    I'm going to make an assumption and reply based on these are for fishing and not just general wearing.
    Oakley's are nice but I don't think they are that strong. Last pair failed at the hinge inside 6 months as everything is plastic. I also scratched the lenses inside a few weeks (not a fault of the glass as it was a fair whack) and I replaced them with aftermarket lenses from Revant optics. They were better than the Oakley lenses.
    Smith's are by far the most comfy and lightweight but again for the price I don't think their lenses are really as good as the hype makes out. I have a pair with the glass photochromic lenses and they're good but I will not buy another pair for trout fishing.
    I had a pair of Spotters and they were fantastic until they were stolen. The lenses are bright and crisp. Downside was they are heavy glass lenses that you knew were there after a long day fishing.
    My next purchase will probably be Tonic as they are reviewing well and tick a bunch of boxes for me. See if they live up to the hype.
    When I was living in the US Maui Jim were very popular and that was some time ago. Considering they still review well would suggest they are very good. I never bought some as I never liked the look of their frames.
    For work I wear a pair of Bolle polarised safety glasses. They're not too bad for fish spitting and are comfy plus take the knocks. For $99 not bad buying.
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    I got myself some Smith Guides Choice for christmas - best glasses I've ever owned. Got them for under $300 from Torpedo 7.

    Worst part was I managed to drop them and scratch the lenses just above my left eye the second week - it isn't quite in my field of vision luckily

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    I just buy tinted safety glasses , cheap as and work ok . I have a pair in every vehicle and they stay there ( more inside ) . Wrap around sunnies are great for gardening or anything where your mostly looking down as the sun cant get in from behind . Even got my 80yo Mum wearing them.
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    These are the 'Onshore' model. Super thin glass lens, they are so light you don't know you are wearing them. The lenses I went for a graduated away from centre so its lighter where you are looking and tinted more on top and bottom (sun and glare protection.

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    Maui Jim’s or Serengeti’s.
    Best quality, maybe not best value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moutere View Post
    Maui Jim’s or Serengeti’s.
    Best quality, maybe not best value.
    I figure spending 150-250 every couple of years on shit vs 340 on the best is a no brainer, only way to lose out on that value is to lose the glasses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    I figure spending 150-250 every couple of years on shit vs 340 on the best is a no brainer, only way to lose out on that value is to lose the glasses
    Agreed, I’ve had one of my pairs of Serengeti’s 24 years.
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    I got the Smiths Guide's Choice with Chromapop+. Fk me they were expensive at about $450 but they are pretty great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunji View Post
    I spent a lot of time in the tropics of North Australia & Africa as a Hunting/Fishing guide in the blasing sun& after l got my pilots licence l would be tasked flying clients into remote camps in Arnhem Land & the Kimberly's, a lot of the time flying into the setting sun & grew to absolutely hate crap easily scratched glasses .I had a chopper pilot mate recommend Spotters sunglasses ,they have are proper optical quality Glass with the lenses sandwiched in between ,making them highly scratch resistant .I brought my last pair over 6 yrs ago in OZ after giving my mate l was guiding with on my last gig in Africa, my old pair as he was blown away by the abuse they would handle .

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    Sounds like the pair I had many moons ago. Unfortunately I left them in the van when I leant it to someone for a few months and they didn't come back with it.
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    I bought a few of these. Cheap enough that I don't mind losing them. Easy to lose them from a yak.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3290...27424c4dccuHPw

    Just takes a while for them to arrive nowadays.
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    Ive got Spotters, Maui Jims, Serengetis and Strikes and thats the order I put them in for fishing clarity. The Spotters are also the most durable, Maui Jims are nicest to wear and the Seregetis are least tiring on the eyes. The Strikes are good enough for fishing but not good value / durable
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    Agreed Moa biggest problem with Mai Jim I didnt want to take them off. ATM i dont have a pair ,they are a budget for item . cant wait lol
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    Nah , Im on the cheap side . A pair , tinted , polarised safety glasses are 13 bucks. As long as I put them down NOT lens down they last untill I either lose them or lend them ,they even come in pink for the girls (or those "blokes " who have pink rifles ). I have several pairs on the go , one in each car so you never get ˝way there and remember the sunnies are at home , in the fishing bag ........
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    The best I've ever had were pair of Serengeti that I used for general use, looking cool, driving and fly fishing. Unfortunately, they fell off my head in a fast flowing stream as I bent over to retrieve a fish...bugger! 'Downsized' to pair of Barz Optics glasses I bought at the Sika Show 2 - 3 years ago. They have a magnifying insert in each lens to assist my ageing eyes with tying knots.

 

 

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