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villefan84villefan84 Members Posts: 306 ✭✭✭✭

Looking for a little help in the sunglasses department. I like to wear sunglasses when on the course but not a big fan of wearing them while hitting a shot. Sometimes I keep them on but the majority of the time I put them on the back of my hat. I have a pair of Oakley Flak Jackets which are great for that purpose but I’m not a big fan of the sports style sunglasses. I have a pair of Maui Jims that I love and wear daily but they do not hold snug on the hat and will fly off when I hit a shot whether I put them on the front or back of my hat. Same thing with my Oakley Holbrooks and Frogskins. I am looking for something with a more trendy look (think Wayfarers or Frogskins) that will hold tight on my hat while taking violent cuts at the driver. Prefer Maui Jim or Ray Ban but would also consider Oakley or Costa. Any recommendations out there???

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  • jamgamjamgam ClubWRX Posts: 111 ✭✭✭

    I wear Costa Jose with brown lenses. I like them. Wear them for everything and seem to fit on my hat fine

  • MFHorseshoeMFHorseshoe Members Posts: 3

    I like sunglasses and have several pair for different occasions but for golf, in my opinion, the Costa Polarized 580 Blue Mirror lens can't be beat. I wear them for fishing/golf/any outdoor activity. Excellent clarity it almost seems like everything is "sharper". For everyday wear, I go with the RayBan Wayfarer grey lens and there is a stark difference in the crispness (for lack of a better word) between the two.

  • ShakesterShakester Members Posts: 526 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like you, I don't wear my sunglasses when I'm hitting a ball. I wear strictly Maui Jims and never had a problem with them flying off when I put them above the brim of my cap. Which ones are you wearing? I wear the Banyans, Ho'okipa and Kumu.

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  • slugga dunnslugga dunn Members Posts: 18 ✭✭

    I tried the new golf lenses from Oakley and personally I was not a fan. After a few minutes they really made my eyes hurt and from reviews I read a lot of people shared a similar experience, although some claim to have switched to the darker version lense and liked it. I’m the same way with my sunglasses I wear them until I’m ready to swing then flip them on top of my head. Something throws off my depth perception when I look down at a ball with sunglasses on. Although they didn’t alleviate my problem when looking down at the ball, Costas & Maui Jim’s are fantastic everyday sunglasses.

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  • nealkbnealkb Members Posts: 385 ✭✭✭✭

    I recently came across electric golf stuff. Give them a try

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  • FlashinLeatherFlashinLeather Members Posts: 126 ✭✭✭

    Oakley Holbrook R - Prizm brown lenses. They are great.

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  • StetsonStetson Members Posts: 2,497 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a pair of Smith but the lenses are shot after a year. Perfectly clean but have ripples running through them which makes light look like it is coming through a prism.

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  • Yanki01Yanki01 TEXASMembers Posts: 6,226 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    oakley flak 2.0 with Prizm golf. been wearing them for a few years now - love em.

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  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members Posts: 10,118 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Stetson said:
    I have a pair of Smith but the lenses are shot after a year. Perfectly clean but have ripples running through them which makes light look like it is coming through a prism.

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  • StetsonStetson Members Posts: 2,497 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Reputable vendor

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  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members Posts: 1,843 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
  • MoshjeanMoshjean Members Posts: 190 ✭✭✭


    Oakley Radar EV Golf Prizm for mornings/overcast days
    Oakley Crossrange Golf Prizm Dark for regular sunny California days

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  • bellkenbellken Members Posts: 804 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Stetson said:
    I have a pair of Smith but the lenses are shot after a year. Perfectly clean but have ripples running through them which makes light look like it is coming through a prism.

    Smith has a lifetime warranty. It might be worth checking.

  • inditubeinditube Members Posts: 111 ✭✭✭

    Raen Polarized more so for style but can't beat eye protection

  • WarEagleGolfWarEagleGolf Members Posts: 328 ✭✭✭✭

    5 pairs of Smith only had one issue and they credited me back for another pair. They fought the claim at first, I called asked them nicely to revisit my claim. The lens coating bubbled up and rubbed off when I wiped them down thinking it was a spot or something. Anyway, it was a couple year old pair, they discontinued the style, gave me $160 for a new pair. Paid in full for a newer, Chromapop pair.

    I suggest bronze or copper for golf btw. I never take mine off when golfing. Base wrap 8, so very close to Costa style fit. Wonderful lenses, especially Chromapop, but their glass lenses are pretty nice as well. Have those in a copper mirror that's polarized and photochromic. Baller.

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  • playmuchplaymuch Members Posts: 975 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I just got some Bolle golf sunglasses with the V3 lenses. Awesome. Had Oakley before but rate these better.

  • DeadsquigglesDeadsquiggles Members Posts: 48 ✭✭

    Costa Jose's with 580G Blue Lenses. I wear them any time I'm outside and it's not dark. Working in a shipyard, there's no glare off the water with them, no change in depth perception when playing golf, all around great pair of sunglasses. Find a pair of Costas that fit your face and never look back.

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  • bluedotbluedot Members Posts: 3,495 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Take a look at REKS.

    Mine are prescription, so I wear them all the time, but they are great glasses at a fraction of the cost of Oakleys. I'd worn Oakleys for many years, but got tired of paying a small fortune every time I needed a new pair, and decided to give REKS a try. The optical quality is great, they are guaranteed unbreakable, terrific customer service, and you don't need a home equity line to buy them.

  • just372just372 Members Posts: 477 ✭✭✭✭

    I would try the Oakley Jupiter squared, which are as close to wayfarers as Oakley makes, but has the rubber ear socks for some traction while you are swinging.

  • dave williedave willie Members Posts: 813 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wore Oakley Flak Jackets with rose Prizm lenses for quite a few years, but when i moved to SoCal they were not dark enough for the bright sunshine. I'm now wearing Electric California Knoxville Pro with rose lenses. Quite a bit more glare protection. They're like a larger version of Wayfarers, but they stay on my head without jumping around when I swing. They also work well for driving and other general use.

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  • K.ipK.ip Members Posts: 82 ✭✭✭

    If you like the shades you have, just get something like this
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003CK0C5S/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_AFUFDbC49Q39Y

    If you want new shades, take a look at the Oakley Targetline

  • capnstabncapnstabn Members Posts: 133 ✭✭✭

    @K.ip said:
    If you like the shades you have, just get something like this
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003CK0C5S/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_AFUFDbC49Q39Y

    If you want new shades, take a look at the Oakley Targetline

    **** those Targetlines look pretty good. They come out with a darker lens that has worked well while playing? The golf lens I have in the Flak doesn't feel very natural to me.

  • timbo08timbo08 Members Posts: 2,147 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Targetline's would fit the bill. I didn't like my Flak's due to how they sat on my face so I tried a pair of Targetline's and love them. They are snug on my hat no problem. Although I will say, the lens was quite a bit bigger than I expected in person. I have a pretty good sized noggin and the lens certainly fills up my face moreso than say your traditional Wayfarer style.

  • capnstabncapnstabn Members Posts: 133 ✭✭✭
    edited Sep 16, 2019 4:43pm #25

    @timbo08 said:
    Targetline's would fit the bill. I didn't like my Flak's due to how they sat on my face so I tried a pair of Targetline's and love them. They are snug on my hat no problem. Although I will say, the lens was quite a bit bigger than I expected in person. I have a pretty good sized noggin and the lens certainly fills up my face moreso than say your traditional Wayfarer style.

    Thats good I also have a large head and bigger sunglasses look more normal on me. I think I'm gonna go pick some up this week. Did you try the darker golf lens? I hadn't see that one yet.

  • K.ipK.ip Members Posts: 82 ✭✭✭

    @capnstabn said:

    @K.ip said:
    If you like the shades you have, just get something like this
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003CK0C5S/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_AFUFDbC49Q39Y

    If you want new shades, take a look at the Oakley Targetline

    **** those Targetlines look pretty good. They come out with a darker lens that has worked well while playing? The golf lens I have in the Flak doesn't feel very natural to me.

    I have the darker PRIZM lens. Overall they’re great, the only time I had an issue tracking the ball was when there was overcast. The grey clouds made it hard to see the ball

    They’re definitely big shades but they feel and fit great

  • timbo08timbo08 Members Posts: 2,147 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @capnstabn said:

    @timbo08 said:
    Targetline's would fit the bill. I didn't like my Flak's due to how they sat on my face so I tried a pair of Targetline's and love them. They are snug on my hat no problem. Although I will say, the lens was quite a bit bigger than I expected in person. I have a pretty good sized noggin and the lens certainly fills up my face moreso than say your traditional Wayfarer style.

    Thats good I also have a large head and bigger sunglasses look more normal on me. I think I'm gonna go pick some up this week. Did you try the darker golf lens? I hadn't see that one yet.

    Yea I got the Prizm Dark Golf, much better in bright sun compared to my Flak's that were the regular Prizm lens. A true dark lens is still better than the Prizm Golf Dark, but it's a pretty decent step up from the previous one. I got mine super cheap from Joma Shop but they don't have any on there any more. Unless you are playing somewhere super bright I think you'd be happy with the Dark Golf.

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