New search! sunglass day in Tennessee?

as you can see my Tifosi Fades thread further down the page, i went to the mall today to find "the ones" i wanted to buy. obviously i am looking for a pair that i can wear anywhere but that are great for the golf course as well....so i need good lens coverage.
after trying on waaaaay too many pair here is where i am at....all 3 pairs are polarized and each can be had for under $150....so i now have to figure out which is my fav.
is there a site on line that has reviews of glasses? or are their too many kinds to oraganize that type thing?
its gonna be one of these three:
maui jim hookipa
maui jim makaha
bolle kickbacks
the difference in the Makaha and the Hookipa is the size of the lens. they look very similar, but the Hookipa would give more coverage. i normally hate big lens'd glasses, but i am looking for ones i can wear playing golf too, so the better coverage (meaning fewer distractions from frames to normal light, the better)
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anyone? thoughts? bolles underrated?
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Im not sure, even polarized, those lens colors are good for greens and golf courses????
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Dude, here is what you need....
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Dude, here is what you need....
no thanks
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Maui's are about the best shades you can buy, I would eliminate Bolle. A very good sunglass and maybe underrated but not in the league of Maui's. Maui and Oakley are my fav.
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Peakvision are made specfically for golf but can be worn off the course as well. They offer many styles and offer a dual lens system that allows you to read greens with them on. I have the model CL 1. I have owned a variety of golf sunglasses and these are the best. Altough polarization is good to block relections its not the optimal type of lens for golf.
Their website is peakvisionsports.com
Best of luck, the Maui jims are great by the way, but these may be better for golf.
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i actually may pull the trigger on these....these are the last pair pictured, the Bolle Kickbacks, except in a "sandstone" lens and tortise frame.....everything outside jumps out at you. love the look thru the lens, i wish i loved the look of the lens more.
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I wear Ray-Ban polarized and I have found the to be very good on the course, when I was looking for glasses I was choosing between the maui jims and tha ray bans and the ray bans just felt better and were also more clearer.
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I use Rudy Project shades (designed for bycicle riders). The Ketyum model in black. They have swappable lenses. I use the darkest neutral grey polarized for off the course and on the course the green "golf" lenses in bright sun or the amber/rose lenses in overcast.
Note: Polarized lenses on the course may not be good for everyone. Polarized cuts the reflected glare. Depending on the greens that can be a clue to grain. Shinier looking with the grain than into it. Also there just isn't a lot of reflected glare on the course (barring water).
Oh yea, those Bolle Kickbacks can be had free with the current Bushnell promo on Pinseekers.
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If you like the sandstone lens, look at the Maui Jim Rose lens. It really makes things pop. I will say this again, Maui Jim's and Revo's are THE BEST lenses on the market right now. Oakley really isn't close to either of these. Bolle... well lets not go there.
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If you like the sandstone lens, look at the Maui Jim Rose lens. It really makes things pop. I will say this again, Maui Jim's and Revo's are THE BEST lenses on the market right now. Oakley really isn't close to either of these. Bolle... well lets not go there.
Don't know about Revo's but I agree that Maui Jim's can't be beat. A couple can match them though. If you are extremely critical, glass lenses can't be matched either. Tradeoff is weight and the danger of breakage if you get hit in the eye with a golf ball or club...
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Crud... now you made me go look at their site again and they have a new model that I like the looks of a whole lot better than the ones I've got...
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Oh yea, those Bolle Kickbacks can be had free with the current Bushnell promo on Pinseekers.
umm, tell me more...
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If you like the sandstone lens, look at the Maui Jim Rose lens. It really makes things pop. I will say this again, Maui Jim's and Revo's are THE BEST lenses on the market right now. Oakley really isn't close to either of these. Bolle... well lets not go there.
yeah, i tried on some of the rose/tortise Hookipas today and while i prefer the look of the grey/black glasses on me, the rose ones looked amazing as far as looking thru thr lens. not as good on, but amazing looking thru. so i may settle for how everything looks thru the lens over how they look on me......
i loved em
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Oh yea, those Bolle Kickbacks can be had free with the current Bushnell promo on Pinseekers.
umm, tell me more...
I was recently looking for the Pinseeker 1500 TE or the Nikon Monarch 1200 (finally ended up ordering the Pinseeker). Most of the web sites and the Golfsmith store have the same thing.
Get a Pinseeker 1500 (any model 1500 and maybe others?) and get a "VIP" card for a free Bolle sunglasses. The card has a secret number on it. You go to Bolle's site (the promo page?) and they show the eligible models. I think there are about 8 different models and one of them is the Kickbacks. You enter the secret number, select your model from those eligible and they mail them to you. On one outdoors/hunting site the promo was for a waterproof jacket. I finally ended up ordering from Adorama since they were about $70 cheaper. They didn't have the offer and said they didn't know anything about it. I called Bushnell who said Adorama was one of their big accounts and the way the promo works is they send VIP cards to the retailers (ordering 5 or more) and the retailer distributes the cards. He thought maybe the cards were in the box. I figure Adorama is still pushing the items from their last large bulk order... I wasn't to upset since I don't need another pair of shades but the promo claims "up to $119" value.
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Guys, I really think you should be looking at Revo's. They are really the best if I were to pick one. I like the way Maui Jim's look in casual or formal situations, but when performance is really the only issue or the main issue then Revo's will win every time n terms of pure lens quality. Look them up for your own good. The 4021, 4022, 4023 series are very similar to the Maui Jim Hookipa. I want a pair of 3014 Flex, 3050 Flex, 3057 Flex, and 4023. I love Maui, but Revo is number one.
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Not to rain on anyones parade but most of these companies use the same lens manufactures. I am in the optical business and the only difference is weather the lens material is glass or a plastic or polycarbonate. And as far as companies recently luxotica(who owns revo) just bought Oakley so they are in the same boat. Maui Jim is a good quailty company, and Bolle is a more economic option for some people. I would personally recomend if money was not an issue Costa Del Mar.
Ben
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Not to rain on anyones parade but most of these companies use the same lens manufactures. I am in the optical business and the only difference is weather the lens material is glass or a plastic or polycarbonate. And as far as companies recently luxotica(who owns revo) just bought Oakley so they are in the same boat. Maui Jim is a good quailty company, and Bolle is a more economic option for some people. I would personally recomend if money was not an issue Costa Del Mar.
I've always taken a money is no object approach to sunglasses (no, I don't lose them). Until a couple of years ago I've gone with polarized glass but it just got too heavy (slides down nose when sweaty) and I finally got concerned about the safety aspect. Seems the Costa Del Mars use CR39 which is the next best thing optically. By the way they seem middle of the road as far as expense goes. I went to Rudy Project (polycarb -- yea, I know that's the worst of the three for optical quality. Too bad they don't use trivex) for the interchangeable lenses and the unconditional lifetime lens exchange.
But what about the coatings? Aren't the different brands using different coatings? For example Revo seems to be touting very different coatings than Maui Jim.
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I would never go cheap as far as the eyes are concerned... The ones that "work" the best: Maui Jim
The ones that look the best: Maui Jim Best service: Maui Jim. Just keep your receipt. My wife had her's on her head and they slid off and Maui Jim replaced the w/new lenses so basically a new pair w/out the awkward "break in period"...
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I've got a couple pairs of Maui Jim's and several styles of Oakley's ( MJ's and Oak's all have different color lens) and I have a little bit of a problem with depth perception when I use them for golf.
I bought some Smith Optics with 3 changeable lens and they're great for golf. I use sort of a light brown/rose tint for golf and don't have the depth perception problem.
I just got a pair of Callaway's sunglasses today so I'll be trying them out tomorrow. They look really good but I don't know how the lens color would be for everyday use.
If you want a pair to wear everywhere the Maui's are hard to beat, great lens and great looks.
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For all you Oakley lovers out there, besides being overpriced (imo) what is the real benefit to these? I mean, over say, some Maui Jims or Revos....are they any better quality than anything else?
I have again narrowed my search down to 2 pairs of glasses for everyday use as well as on the golf course.
The Oakley Square Wire 3.0 in brown chrome with the VR28 iridium lens
...the image online looks dreadful. I went to Bass Pro today and saw these, tried them on (the polarized versions) and they looked amazing thru the lens. It was like looking at life in HD or something. Looking thru the lens it appears more of a rose color. When I went home to look them up on the computer the website calls them brown chrome and gives an awful depiction...that looks nothing like them in person. Oh well.
The polarized are $210!:rant thatís insane. The non polarized is $150 and that is the price point for several Maui Jim, Costa's, Revos and they are polarized.
So for you Oakley lovers, why should I bite? Do they offer something special? And what does the VR28 lens claim to do? I did love the look on and thru the lens, but the price point, eek. And Oak's donít come with a hard case? How the hell can you charge $210 ($60 more then a ton of the competition) and not "give up" a free hard case that everyone else does?
The other ones I liked were the Maui Jim Moku's; they fit my face nicely but the lens color wasnít as appealing to look thru, but at $179, not sure the extra $30 is a big deal either way.
I canít find good pics of either on the net as both brand's web has computerized images of the glasses and both look bad.

Square Wire 3.0
Maui Jim Moku
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Maybe look for the Maui Rose lenses. Revo's are great too... I don't like Oakley's at all, I had horrible glare issues when I had Oakley's and I really don't think they are that good. I think the lenses aren't clear at all either.
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These are pimp. I rock these.
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Maybe look for the Maui Rose lenses. Revo's are great too... I don't like Oakley's at all, I had horrible glare issues when I had Oakley's and I really don't think they are that good. I think the lenses aren't clear at all either.
yeah, the maui rose lens are what i have been looking at, i just didnt post a pic in the first post. the 2 mauis in consideration are the Hookipa and Moku. i like the fit of the Moku but the way the bans or ear hooks or whatever they are called...i prefer the Hookipas.
the Oakley's i have never been a fan and always thought they were overpriced glasses, but the polarized ones i put on, pictured above, were the best looking on and the best to look thru of any of the ones i had tried on. that said, the most expensive.
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just a quick note about wearing glasses while you play/putt etc and being able to read greens. you must pick a particular tint (i wear oakley gold iridium polarized), and get used to it. at first you will experience a bit of problem reading greens, judging distance etc, but after an acclimation period you will have no problems. but if you continually take off your glasses to putt, you'll never get used to it. and if you don't want to, that's ok too. but your eyes will adjust to the tint and after playing a couple rounds with them on, you'll never have any problems again.