What brand of sunglasses do you wear?

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For those that wear sunglasses, what brand do you wear?

Oakley E-wire, black (non-polarized)

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Ravengirl

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image, what's that?

Heavy black plastic no-name ten dollar rectangular nerd glasses with fading dark blue/forest green lenses.

They're dead sexy. *Laughs*

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Can't tell you the brand, but they were on a rack with a bunch of other sunglasses at Walmart. They looked lonely, so I bought them.

I don't know that they're sexy; nobody's ever called me that, glasses, or no glasses. First one that does gets my inheritance. (prepare to go into debt...)
 

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While on the subject of shades, I'd like to get on the soapbox real quick!

Pilot's...please don't wear polarized shades while flying. ALPA recommends against them and so does the FMS manufacturers. Read the manual if you don't believe me.

The polarized shades will inhibit your view of traffic...the way the a/c windows are made and will also inhibit your ability to see the colors on the FMC screen.

I see too many pilots brag about their Serengetti's and see them advertised in every crew magazine.

Shame on Hal Shevers and Sporty's for endorsing the pilot to use on the flightdeck.

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Precision

Your comments about polarized sunglasses are correct, additionally, polarized sunglasses can be a serious hazard when flying floats. However I think that you are a bit off in your condemnation of Serengeti sunnglasses. Corning does make some polarized lenses under the serengeti name, but all the ones that I have seen advertised for aviaton use, including in Sporty's, use the "drivers" lens. I don't believe that the "drivers" lenses are polarized. Thake a look at these links which contian descriptions of the various serengeti lenses.

http://www.serengeti-eyewear.com/lens.cfm

http://www.serengeti-eyewear.com/lens.cfm

Notice that the lenses which are polarized are described as being polarized, while the drivers are not.

I haven't worn sernegetis, but if you're wearing polarized sunglasses, it will be apparent by the moire patterns you see on the rear windows of cars and some laminated widshields (cars and airplanes)
 

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I wear serengetis and they are NOT polarized. Best sunglasses out there for flying.
 

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Shades

BluBlockers. Something like $13 at Walgreen's. They really do cut the haze. I don't believe they're polarized, but I'm not sure about that.
 

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I wear RayBan Aviators. The gold colored frame with wire wrap around the ear piece. Fits great under the headset with no pressure points and works excellent in all light conditions.
 

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I don't know know what I have on in my avitar (LOL). But I have Bolle Just because they block all UV rays. They are non polarized, some of the polarized glasses react funny with the elements of the windshield and can cause a rainbow effect with blind spots.

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Ray-Bans. Best I've ever used (which would include, at various times, Randolph, Serengeti, borrowed Blu Blockers, cheapo off-the-rack stuff, and Oakley).

Currently wearing Ray-Ban predators. Love 'em. G-15 lenses are da BOMB. :)
 

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Good old fashoned Gargoyles. Had them since 1987. Big as a barn door, mirrored and ugly. But man do they keep the sun out with that wrap around lens. My wife thinks I should get out of the 80's, but hey they were good years!
Besides if Arnold looked cool wearing them, I know I do!:cool:
 

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Does anyone know where to buy Raybans for a reasonable price? The only place I can find them is Sunglass hut in the mall, and they are all a minimum of $90 + tax.
 

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Try www.apairofshades.com they seem to have good pricing. I would recommend going to a store, pick the model you like, and then check online. I will warn everyone about Ray Bans. I bought a pair and the lens broke after 3 weeks for no reason. I was putting the glasses on. RayBan has a 1 year warranty. I had to pay $10 to send the glasses to them. They denied my claim and then I had to argue with them for 4 weeks to get the glasses fixed. I have been without my glasses since November and still don't have them back from RayBan. I personally thing Oakley's are the best quality. One of the aviation mags., I think Plane and Pilot, just reviewed lenses. A lot of the Oakleys got really high reviews. Some cheap glasses like Foster Grants were on there as well.

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My $.02 about Ray-Bans...

I've had maybe 8-10 pair over the last 15 years and have never had a problem... The only reason I don't still have them all is breakage (dropping on pavement, sat on, left on car roof, etc.), loss, or theft.

Then again I have never had to send any back... I had a pair repaired for free at my parents' optometrist, though now that I think about it, they WERE sent back to the manufacturer and they were repaired for nothing. I just used the Eye Doc as a go-between, not intentionally of course, they just couldn't fix the problem in the office. The problem was a broken lens, by the way, one of the ones that was dropped.

Question... Aren't Oakleys all plastic? The lenses I mean?
 

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Ray-Ban with a medium tint and NO POLARIZATION. Expensive but they look good and more important they work good too. Already lost two pair of Oakleys in two years by leaving them in aircraft. Hopefully the RB's will not suffer the same fate...
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Twotter, buy a pair as expensive as the Juliet's and I guarantee you won't lose them. You will be more worried about them than putting your pants on in the morning. LOL...
 

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Non-polarized Gargoyle Classic wrap-arounds.
 

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Since everyone is concerned about polarized lenses, you might as well be concerned about "blue blockers". The lenses block a portion of the spectrum. Not a big deal until you misread a chart due to something being "invisible". What do I care, I wear $10 polarized lenses flying the meatballs in a 182. Now if I could only find something to keep my lips from being sunburned on those long slow climbs to 10k.
PS. Randolph sunglasses will NOT hold up to having a golf cart drive over them. Anybody want a slightly used pay of Randolphs?
 
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