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Sunglasses - for your optical delight

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RedvGreen, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. RedvGreen


    Joined: Dec 2, 2009

    Posts: 3,412

    Location: Midlands

    It is about that time when I need to renew my sunglasses. My previous pair - Oakley Bottlecaps - have served me well for around 12yrs, but they are worn, scratched and have taken a hammering. In this period, Oakley have since stopped making them.

    My question is, does anyone know of a similar style of shades that they could recommend?

    Due to my face/head, these styles are the only glasses that actually suit me!
  2. NoobCannon


    Joined: Jun 13, 2011

    Posts: 4,329

  3. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,155

    Location: West mids

    Take a look at Wiley X they do some similar styles.
  4. Pawnless Endgame


    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 10,307

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    Anyone got any recommendations for the darkest (i.e. lets the least light in) sunglasses? Probably not looking to spend over £30. The ones in Sainsbury's are £16-£20ish.
  5. InvaderGIR


    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,216

    Location: Bristol

    Do you actually want to cut down on the amount of light entering your eyes or the glare? I always go for polarised along with UV protection and find that while some of the ones I've owned aren't dark, decent polarising glasses really cut down on glare and the overall 'brightness' of light/reflective surfaces as my eyes are sensitive to glare.
  6. Fluffybob


    Joined: Aug 3, 2011

    Posts: 340

    Location: Lancashire

    I have the Oakley Flak Jackets, they are excellent with the XLJ polarised lenses
  7. d_brennen


    Joined: Jan 30, 2009

    Posts: 15,128

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    :p :D

    Also on the market for sunglasses. Not aviator style or those abominations above :D
  8. Pyr0m@nI@]{


    Joined: Oct 31, 2005

    Posts: 689

    Location: Merseyside, UK

    I like Serengeti, but they're not cheap. Polarised, photochromic.
    Had 2 pairs so far and the quality has been way above the RayBans I had previously
  9. bazzabear

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 2, 2013

    Posts: 1,711

    If it's only the lenses which are knackered, you could get replacements and keep your frames.
  10. thegreysquirrel


    Joined: Dec 1, 2017

    Posts: 125

    Personally I hate how sports/wraparound sunglasses look when not worn in a sports context. I much prefer some aviators or wayfarers but each to their own.
  11. Clav

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 10, 2011

    Posts: 2,306

    Location: N.Ireland

    I got some Duco sunglasses for a holiday last year, wanted a reasonably priced pair that I didn't mind getting a bit beaten up. They look like the oakleys from a quick google and come in various lens colours. Very happy with them, got the ones in the link and some aviator style ones. Sturdy build quality and the polarisation really helped with glare which I am susceptible to.

    e: removed link, not sure if allowed. Duco driving style sunglasses off of Amazon
  12. Burned_Alive


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 11,396

    Location: Cheshire

    Oakley Half Jacket
  13. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,155

    Location: West mids

    As ocuk don't sell shades the link would be fine
  14. roadie


    Joined: May 22, 2003

    Posts: 2,565

    Location: Hampshire

    I'm happy with Polaroid sunglasses. Decent designs and polarised lenses for not a lot of money.
  15. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

    Posts: 30,517

    I really recommend the polarised prizm sunglasses from Oakley. Really very good indeed with your prescription in them. I prefer them to my normal glasses.

    Got me some Holbrook XLs with the wood frames. Look awesome, everything looks better than my standard glasses due to the prizm contrast. Just awesome. Expensive though.

    RX sport is the website I used.