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Old 06-21-2006, 11:11 AM   #21
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Serious, I looked really hard to find a pair i liked in either brand just so I could say Where'* my Chaps or Speedo
ROFLMAO!

Now I'm worried about you Jack.
Relax, it was just so I could freak out my sister in law, but seriously I thought I would have given you reason to be worried about me a loooonng time ago

And I agree with getting polarized lenses, I've noticed how they can cut down on the glare when out on the water all day.
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Cheapies can still be had with the polarized right?
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Cheapies can still be had with the polarized right?
Yeah, I've bought cheapies that were polarized, somewhere around $20, give or take $5
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They aren't sunglasses but,I keep a pair of Uvex Genesis in the Bonne at all times. Not only are they good for sun but handy for projects too
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I found a pair of Panama Jacks while I was out on my dirt bike. They had amber-colored lenses and I've read that those are good for driving because they filter light in the blue wavelength (like "BluBlockers). I actually like them, but I lost those glasses when I fell out of the raft while doing rapids on the Snake River. So I went to WallyMart and got a polarized pair with a similar colored lens. I like 'em just fine for everything but driving the SSE - stupid polarized lenses eliminate the HUD reflection! That means I can't see the HUD, so I wear a pair of RayBan Wayfarers in the Bonnie.

Interestingly, my daughter did a science fair project on sunglasses a few years ago. Her goal was to determine if expensive glasses were really better than cheapies. She didn't have the equipment to verify UV blocking claims, so she concentrated on glare reduction. Her findings were varied. Polarized lenses topped the list in glare reduction, whether they were cheapies or pricey. This was the most objective test she conducted. It was easy to photograph the ability of lenses to reduce glare off a car windshield. Some of the cheap and really dark ones were just that - dark. No real glare reduction and vision seemed to be somewhat impaired because they were so dark. Other issues she considered were optical distortion and visual comfort. Some of the cheap glasses distorted vision near the edge of the lens. My Wayfarers ranked pretty high on the "visual comfort" spectrum - some of the test subjects thought their eyes felt "relaxed" while wearing them. Certainly these are subjective results, but without a lot of expensive equipment it was the best she could do.

Personally, I like the RayBans AND the Panama Jacks. If I lose my RayBans I'll be pissed and probably cry (they were only $50, but I'm a tightwad). If I back over the PJs, I'll just buy another pair.

I'll bet THAT clears things up for you, eh?
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Ah, the HUD, lol! I forgot that, since it'* essentially a reflection off your windshield, it is polarized light and therefore polarized lenses will reduce the visibility of it. That'* funny to me, since I don't have HUD....
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Ah, the HUD, lol! I forgot that, since it'* essentially a reflection off your windshield, it is polarized light and therefore polarized lenses will reduce the visibility of it. That'* funny to me, since I don't have HUD....
Well...many times..in bright light..the 97+ hud is not very visible. This is one of the areas where the 92-96 hud was much better...

Back to my glasses...I guess I'll start picking up cheapies tonight..
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My personal preference is for classic Ray-Ban Aviators with cable temples. (Expensive)

I have had cheapies that caused more glare in bright sun than they prevented.

That being said, I am currently using some cheap Aviator knock offs that work quite well; they do however have some interesting color distortion. (Red and the yellow "School Crossing" signs really stand out.)
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Panama Jacks, at Wallyworld....$9.95 polarized-glass-lots of styles. I pick up 1 or 2 almost every trip there. I am horrible about leaving places, sitting or stepping on them. Or looking to far over my shoulder on my V-Star and have the wind rip em off my face.
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