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Post by Robert Piechulski on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:45 pm

Hi
I'm looking for a new sunglasses.
I do have quite "sensitive" eyes and sun just kills me :/
I did try the "RC glasses" - not impressed - any ideas ?

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Post by Andy Sayle on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:58 pm

I've been using a pair of Oakley Radars for the last two years. I've got them with the dark tinted polarising lenses 10% light transmission. They are fantastic in bright conditions, reallycutting out glare. They are a bit too dark for overcast skies that are still quite bright, so I've been wondering about anither set of lenses with a lighter tint.

They are not cheap, but very good!

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Re: sunglasses for flying

Post by Robert Piechulski on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:28 pm

Seen them already - bit pricey
- but here is what I found ....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-RADAR-PATH-Jet-Black-POLARIZED-Sunglasses-09-674-/120959286735?pt=UK_Sunglasses_Adults&var=&hash=item1c29bc3dcf
Seems too good to be true - and seller has only 1 positive, but paypal should give guarantee - hmmm ...

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Post by Rich on Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:13 pm

I use a brand called dirty dog, can't think of the model as it's worn off but they are smoke cloured lenses & black surrounds, the wrap around type so no sunlight gets in the sides, I've had them about three years very good, polarised as well, double up as excellent driving glasses as they eliminate the glare on damp or wet roads.

I think they retail at around the £40 mark, mine came with my job.

Very similar to these but with smoke cloured lenses the majority these days seem to have green lenses.

http://www.dirtydog.com/productzoom.asp?GroupBundleID=136&slider=37&ReturnPage=%2Fproducts%2Easp%3Fsubmenuheader%3D0%26Search%3DTrue%26ResetActionTracker%3DTrue%26Group%3D10398%26GroupName%3DSUNGLASSES%2B%252F%2BLifestyle%2BPlastic%2BTR90


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Post by Marty on Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:00 am

I can't comment on "Flying Sunglasses" but as with anything else, you get what you pay for!
I was involved in world class sailing before I went into commercial sea life and having tried all the "Oakleys" & "Foster Grants" I don't think "Ray Bann" can be beaten! The one's I have are years old and do the job brilliantly, I can only wear them now when I use my contact lenses but I would fully endorse them.
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Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:10 am

I forgot to mention, about the oakleys I have, they do a really good job at wrapping round your eye sockets, and keeping the wind out. Not quite as good as full on goggles, but getting there! I think the main thing, is finding a set of sunglasses that have the right colour tint for the conditions you want to use them in, and also that they fit your head/nose/eyes nicely. A lot of it will be down to personal preference, so unfortunately the best thing to do is try loads of pairs on!

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Post by Brian Colclough on Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:27 am

Dirty Dog will go well with Flying Dog Rob Cool

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Post by Rich on Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:16 am

I knew that, they do a range called "Slick Willy" which would sit nicely

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Post by Tim on Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:44 am

http://www.modelglasses.com/index.html

I have a set of these, and they are pretty effective and keep the wind out of my eyes on the slope - 3 shades of interchangeable lenses too, although I cant change mine now as I got a bit hamfisted with the frames when changing lenses once - so beware, the frames CAN break!

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Post by Rich on Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:46 am

Tim wrote:http://www.modelglasses.com/index.html

I have a set of these, and they are pretty effective and keep the wind out of my eyes on the slope - 3 shades of interchangeable lenses too, although I cant change mine now as I got a bit hamfisted with the frames when changing lenses once - so beware, the frames CAN break!

I've an idea Rob is talking about the Model Glasses he just calls them RC Glasses

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Post by Robert Piechulski on Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:34 am

Rich is right about the rc - model glasses
- not saying they're bad - friend uses them and he's happy - I borrowed his and I wasn't :/
Dirty dog - tempting Very Happy they even have model called Hammer LOL
Ray-Ban - had one pair looong time ago - best I ever owned for sure, the ones I had were pretty "flat" and sometimes when driving I got light from sides - but that's up to design - will check what they have in offer.
Oakley's also got my attention, many very good opinions on the web.
Thanks for the suggestions guys, will check where can I try them all as this is the best way like Andy said.
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Re: sunglasses for flying

Post by Mike S on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:01 pm

There is only one brand - Ray Bans. Get the polarised lenses,they'll be the last sunglasses you'll ever buy
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Re: sunglasses for flying

Post by Robert Piechulski on Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:31 pm

Dirty dog arrived today - glasses block 87% of light - it's much better than what I have now and should sort me out for most of the conditions - but not dark enough for really sunny day for me - so the hunt will continue now in some sunglasses fancy shop as I won't justify spending 150ish quid on glasses without trying them first ... now - where is the nearest one worth going to - looks like a trip to Leeds or Manchester :/
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