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Opinion on glasses - August 20, 2008, 10:27 PM

So after landing my first job since graduation Ive decided to buy myself something i've wanted for a long time but couldn't justify the cost of. I've never paid more than $30 for a pair of sunglasses and so this jump up to a $140+ pair of customized oakleys is kinda fun.

Here's the situation I need input on. I'm deciding between the Ice Iridium lens or the Titanium Iridium lens. After some research I found that these two lenses actually differ quite a bit in their function. so for those of you who have had experience with oakley sunglasses please let me know how you like your grey based lenses compared to bronze based lenses. and is polorization really worth the extra $50 if i'm just gonna use these as every day glasses?

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Ice Iridium with Grey Smoke frame and yellow icon


Titanium Iridium with same sey up


What do you think of the Blood frame?

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I have a pair of the Oakley's with the Grey Lenses, I like them a lot better compared to the Bronze Lenses (which my brother has). The grey just seemed to make everything a little easier to see, and was easier on my eyes. I think it might differ from person to person though. But you can't really go bad with the grey lenses in my eyes, as far as the polarization goes, I think that would be every beneficial if you do alot of everyday outdoor activities, or are out/near the water a lot (reflection of the sun on the water), just my $0.02, good luck


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Now that you've spent over 100$ on sunglasses you will either lose them or sit on them.

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the ice lens will be good for water,snow, etc.. situations and will put life in HD. The grey lens will be a better everyday lens, driving, etc..


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make sure you get polarized lens


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August 20, 2008, 10:59 PM

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Now that you've spent over 100$ on sunglasses you will either lose them or sit on them.

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Now that you've spent over 100$ on sunglasses you will either lose them or sit on them.

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oh that's disheartening
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I got the Oakley Bottle Cap sunglasses with the lenses that change to the light. Come in handy when gettin stuck with them on when the sun goes down..
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oh that's disheartening

I have three pairs of oakleys, haven't done that to any of them, one pair is 7 years old. Just don't be careless and they last forever, and the good thing about oakleys is that most of them you can sit on and they will survive, or the frames will be covered under warranty


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Polarized lenses are definitly worth the extra money! I have a pair of Oakley black iridium polarized lenses which I like alot. Depending on what kind of outdoor things you'll be doing (fishing, boating, driving) should determine which lense you shoulkd get. the Ice Iridium will be better for water and snow, whereas the grey iridium will be better for everything else.

Depending on how much youre really trying to spend I would suggest taking a look at Costa Del Mar sunglasses, hands-down the best polarized lenses out there. I've done deep-sea fishing trips with both my oakleys and my and a pair of Costa Del Mar's (with lenses similar to Oakleys Ice Iridium lense) and the Costa's did a much better job of reducing glair and reflection and made it easier to see through the water, over all they just made everything more clear. Like I said they're kinda pricey though (around $200) but you wont find a much better lense IMO.


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I worked as a manager at Oakley in tysons corner for a year and a half. For all arounod use. I would go with Ice Polarized. Polarized lenses are awesome, esp when driving, and the Ice lens will be a lot darker than the bronze based lenses, something you'll definitely want as well.

In terms of frame color, you wont be able to form your own opinion till you look at them in person. But in my time at the store, i'd advise you to stay away from the blood red frame. The grey smoke is pretty good looking, only thing is with the translucent frames, sometimes light can sneak through them depending on how sunny a day it is.

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What do you think of the Blood frame?
I have the Blood frame but not the Ice lenses, opted to go with the classic Black Iridium. Polarized lenses are very nice and in certain situations you can "see" the difference. I love my Blood frame color, very appealing outside at high noon.

I only hope(d) that Oakley would bring back the RUBY lenses that are only available for the Juliets Those were tiiite lenses, ala Cyclops of the X-Men movies...


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I only hope(d) that Oakley would bring back the RUBY lenses that are only available for the Juliets Those were tiiite lenses, ala Cyclops of the X-Men movies...
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Yes but, only for Juliets


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I got the half jackets w/transitional lens. I love them.


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