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post #106 of 242
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Originally Posted by warpdriver
ok you Oakley fanboys

I already have a pair of black lens Why 8.0's, but I'm going on vacation and spending lots of time around the water, so I decided to order me some Polarized Why 8.0's.

The 8.0's are the best fitting and best looking Oakley for my face, but I'm wondering if the Gold Iridium is going to be the wrong color choice. What's your opinion of this color lens for just general use? I don't like the song of "shadow problems" as noted above.
AFAIK, they only offer one colour for polarized WHY 8.0's.
post #107 of 242
I personally prefer the stores on the sides of streets that sell fake brand name sunglasses, 2 for $15-20. I don't wear sunglasses enough to justify that amount of money.
post #108 of 242
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Originally Posted by skev13
AFAIK, they only offer one colour for polarized WHY 8.0's.
Yeah I know that..... I'm wondering if Gold Iridiums are a good color to get. If not, then I will look for some other frame style.
post #109 of 242
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Originally Posted by PYROphonez
I personally prefer the stores on the sides of streets that sell fake brand name sunglasses, 2 for $15-20. I don't wear sunglasses enough to justify that amount of money.

That is great for you, honestly, but some of us are very sensitive to light and need the better lenses. My insurance actually covers the cost of Oakley's because of my light sensitivity.
post #110 of 242
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Originally Posted by warpdriver
Yeah I know that..... I'm wondering if Gold Iridiums are a good color to get. If not, then I will look for some other frame style.
Personally, gold iridium is my favorite Oakley lens to look through. They offer the filtering of the black iridium, but allow colors to look more vibrant.

In fact, I have a pair of first generation Titanium/Gold Romeo1's coming in tomorrow from Fleabay It's insane how the price of these has gone up the past few months..
post #111 of 242
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Originally Posted by Zanth
That is great for you, honestly, but some of us are very sensitive to light and need the better lenses. My insurance actually covers the cost of Oakley's because of my light sensitivity.
Very true. Sometimes I walk around with my eyes squinted or close just because I guess I am so sensitive to a lot of sunlight on a sunny day (maybe this happens to everyone), but it appears to be that other people are not affected by it at all (they can walk with their eyes fully open.) That is actually why I decided I need a pair of decent glasses, not because I want to look cool or anything.
post #112 of 242
Yeah, you wouldn't want to look cool at school.

I keep trying to justify getting a pair of rust/vr28 canteens. I know they're close the gascans, but I can actually pull off the canteen. But I have no reason at all to get them, and I have my eye on getting a decent wooden recorder.

I've had black pol., ti pol., bronze pol., fire pol., black, grey, ice, vr28, 24k gold, ruby, ruby clear.

Of all those, it's close between ti polarized and ruby. How is it that minutes are too small for my face, but fates fit perfectly?
post #113 of 242
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Originally Posted by 1911
yeah me...i picked up a pair of polarized serengetti from costco for 80ish bucks...happy so far...i had oakleys in the past but they werent polarized.
yeah between the two i was wearing 5 dollar sportsman glasses from walmart..they sure were comfortable though
Me too. I've had several pairs of serengeti's no polarized ones however. I like the way that the Serengeti driver lenses are just photochromatic enough that you can wear them inside without it being too dark. For me the lenses were very comfortable, and easy to wear, in many lighting conditions, and the frames are pretty durable as well. They are also reasonably priced.
post #114 of 242
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Originally Posted by mrarroyo
Oakley's are fine but I prefer Maui Jim's.
Maui Jim's everytime for me
post #115 of 242
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Originally Posted by saturnine
Personally, gold iridium is my favorite Oakley lens to look through. They offer the filtering of the black iridium, but allow colors to look more vibrant.
Thanks, I'll give them a try. I definitely wanted something that makes colors more vibrant. I tried the Ti Polarized and liked the way it rendered colors, and I'm hoping the Gold will do the same.
post #116 of 242
Ok, got my Why 8.0 Polarized Gold Iridium/Brown ($250 USD, $350 CAD)

I'm liking this Gold Iridium tint. It's a dark tint, but the "goldness" really warms up colors and brightens them up.





post #117 of 242
Is that matte black? That looks sweet!

must resist.... tempation is strong...
post #118 of 242
hmmmm maybe its time for an ugrade...
post #119 of 242
Plainsong you'll be happy to hear I took back my Raybans. The lens wasn't tall enough and let in light above and below, so I bit the bullet and ordered the Revo 3053's that I originally should have gotten.
post #120 of 242
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Originally Posted by plainsong
Is that matte black? That looks sweet!

must resist.... tempation is strong...
The frame is actually brown. Kind of like a chocolate color
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