Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-25-2015, 10:01 PM   #1
Guru
 
N4712's Avatar
 
City: South FL
Country: U.S.A
Vessel Name: Oliver
Vessel Model: Nordhavn 47 Hull# 12
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,613
What kind of sun glasses do you use?

Well, Friday morning prepping to leave for Bimini I was leaning over the side of the boat and dropped my glasses. I have croaked but had lost them the week prior and never got new ones which is now costing dearly. I need glasses before we leave for our month long trip. Can't go anywhere without them. So what kinds do you guys use? I was thinking of going with Costa Del Mar's again as I was happy with the pair I had. This time I'm thinking of going with glass lenses for better clarity.
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Thanks, Oliver
M/V Oliver
Nordhavn 47 Hull #12
N4712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 10:06 PM   #2
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,328
I use whatever I find laying around the boat show.
__________________

__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 10:12 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
MrJim's Avatar
 
City: Panama City
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Irish Miss
Vessel Model: Mainship 30 Pilot Rum Runner Classic
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 172
I have a pair of Maui Jims and a pair of Ray Ban aviators. Both polarized. They are good but, to be honest, I bought a pair of cheap $25 polarized sunglasses from a local tackle shop a few years ago and they were my preferred pair until I lost them. They were just more comfortable, looked great (IMO), and worked just as good as the $200+ brands.
MrJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 10:25 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Capt. Jon's Avatar
 
City: Alabama
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Waypoint
Vessel Model: Californian 48' CPMY
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 381
Onos.
Capt. Jon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 10:33 PM   #5
TF Site Team
 
Pau Hana's Avatar


 
City: Seattle, WA
Country: Good Ol' US of A!
Vessel Name: Pau Hana
Vessel Model: 1989 PT52 Overseas Yachtfisher
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,647
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrJim View Post
I have a pair of Maui Jims and a pair of Ray Ban aviators. Both polarized. They are good but, to be honest, I bought a pair of cheap $25 polarized sunglasses from a local tackle shop a few years ago and they were my preferred pair until I lost them. They were just more comfortable, looked great (IMO), and worked just as good as the $200+ brands.

Sounds like me- the cheapos are more comfortable than the Ray Bans they replaced.
__________________
Peter- Marine Insurance Guru & tuna fishing addict!

1989 52' PT Overseas yachtfisher
Pau Hana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 10:39 PM   #6
Guru
 
Conrad's Avatar
 
City: Calgary
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Blue Sky
Vessel Model: Nordic Tugs 42 Hull #001
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,553
Cheap polarized - over and over as I keep losing them. The only thing that matters is the polarization; being cheap they are light and therefore comfortable.
__________________
Conrad
Berthed in
Campbell River BC
Conrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 10:41 PM   #7
Guru
 
TDunn's Avatar
 
City: Maine Coast
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Tortuga
Vessel Model: Nunes Brothers Raised Deck Cruiser
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 672
I have a couple of pair of prescription polarized sunglasses from Zenni optical. So far they are great. Cheap too for prescription glasses.
TDunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 11:09 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Bendit's Avatar
 
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Vessel Name: Pioneer
Vessel Model: Westcoaster 53 converted to pleasure
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 283
Cheapo light blue lenses with metal frames for inside the wheelhouse so I can see the plotter/sounder with them on and they cut the glare when looking out through the non-tinted windows (commercial requirement - the windows not the sunnies .
Found that plastic frames, when left lying about in the wheelhouse, collapse under the hi UV here in NZ.

Cheapo polarised for fishing - very likely to lose them over the side. When this happens I usually have more cheapos nearby - a six-pack would be good...Had a pair of curl-side Rayban aviators once but they were too uncomfortable.
Bendit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 11:09 PM   #9
Veteran Member
 
saltcod's Avatar
 
City: Campbell River
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Selkie
Vessel Model: Canoe Cove 41
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by TDunn View Post
I have a couple of pair of prescription polarized sunglasses from Zenni optical. So far they are great. Cheap too for prescription glasses.
I used to wear the cheapies, but now I need prescription lenses so have gone to a higher end polarized glass. Interesting story, I was riding my horse shortly after getting the glasses and lost a lens. I was able to pinpoint where I had lost the lens and recover it. Then I lost the other, later. Both times the lens was replaced no charge ( as it should have been). They have been good for a couple of years now.
saltcod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 11:15 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Diesel Duck's Avatar
 
City: discomfort.reactants.peanuts
Country: Colombia, South America and Huatulco, Mexico
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 466
I've been wearing Costa Del Mar Fathom's for many years, probably more than 15, and I can't see me changing any time soon. The quality and technology of the 580 polarized glass lenses is second to none in my book. They can't be beat for fishing on a bright sunny day.

https://www.costadelmar.com/shop/sun.../fathom-1/1138

Note: Don't forget your Chums https://www.chums.com/cotton
__________________
Diesel Duck
*For Sale or Trade this oceanfront Mexican villa (www.QuintaAlegria.com) for the right 'Trawler' - Nordhavn, Kadey Krogen, Diesel Duck or ???
Diesel Duck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 11:55 PM   #11
Guru
 
HiDHo's Avatar
 
City: Scottsboro, Al.
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hi-D-Ho
Vessel Model: 1987 Krogen Manatee
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 735
Costa Del Mar 580's, you will appreciate the difference at the end of the day.
HiDHo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 11:55 PM   #12
Guru
 
BruceK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,579
For many they are a fashion item, but I totally agree with polarizing lenses. Assuming you don`t need prescription lenses, try before you buy, price is not necessarily proof of quality, does the glare go, do they distort, etc. An important function is eye protection, giving comfort and easy vision in glare. Protection will help protect against sun damage, eg cataracts, fixable but still a hassle, had mine done last year.
We must have ophthalmologists and/or opticians to come in on this, it is an important issue for boaters, constantly exposed to reflective glare.
__________________
BruceK
Island Gypsy 36 Europa "Doriana"
Sydney Australia
BruceK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 12:09 AM   #13
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,328
My serious answer is tinted safety glasses. Less than $10 at any welding supply store. Buy a dozen and toss them in a drawer for spares.
__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 12:34 AM   #14
GFC
Guru
 
GFC's Avatar
 
City: Tri Cities, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Beachcomber
Vessel Model: Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,705
My eyes are light sensitive so I buy the absolute darkest, polarized lens sunglasses I can find. I get them at a local sporting goods store for about $50.
__________________
Mike and Tina
Beachcomber 1995 Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge
GFC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 12:36 AM   #15
Guru
 
HopCar's Avatar


 
City: Miami Florida
Vessel Name: Possum
Vessel Model: Ellis 28
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,510
I'm a big fan of Costa Del Mar glasses. I have prescription lenses put in mine.
To be up front about this I sell Costa so I have a financial interest in them.
__________________
Parks Masterson
www.hopkins-carter.com
HopCar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 02:02 AM   #16
Guru
 
C lectric's Avatar
 
City: Somewhere
Country: , Canada
Vessel Name: Island Pride
Vessel Model: Palmer sedan 32'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,874
I use Solar Shield sunglasses that cover my normal prescription glasses. They are light and cover the sides where I used to get blasted byt reflections of the water.

Have done now for about 5-6 years. My old prescription sunglasses were donated.
C lectric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 02:09 AM   #17
Guru
 
Crusty Chief's Avatar
 
City: Las Vegas/Portland
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Pairadice
Vessel Model: Selene 47
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 922
Polarized Ray Ban wraps. Many years on a Harley and the only glasses I found that didn't bleed air at highway speeds. The only problems I have had is in high humidity they might fog a bit with little air movement. But they are the most comfortable for long hours. But then, If the glasses fit the head and don't fall off I'd were the cheep ones, as long as they are polarized.
Crusty Chief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 02:16 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
shufti's Avatar
 
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Wine Down
Vessel Model: Riviera 35' FB
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 188
Maui Jims for me. Can't wear [cheap or otherwise] plastic lenses for more than 20 mins or so without getting a headache.
shufti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 06:46 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Gabe n Em's Avatar
 
City: Savannah, GA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: In Sanity
Vessel Model: 1981 Mainship 40'
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 280
I've found "peppers" as a good intermediary. They're not the cheapest on the block but you can buy a couple pairs at a time. good lenses compared to the cheaper options
Gabe n Em is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 07:25 AM   #20
TF Site Team
 
Pineapple Girl's Avatar
 
City: San Mateo, CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Pineapple Girl II
Vessel Model: PT 35
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,165
Maui Jim's but I get them for about half price with the optical insurance I have through work.
__________________

__________________
-Jennifer
Pineapple Girl II 1984 PT 35
San Francisco Bay Area
www.pineapple-girl.blogspot.com
Pineapple Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012