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Offline froze

Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2023, 04:40:17 pm »
Expensive glasses are not worth it, I have several pair and they all get scratched up after 3 or so seasons and have to be replaced, I have the same experience with cheaper sunglasses, so now I buy Tifosis, and their replaceable lenses are cheap.

I'm another one that has had bad experiences with photo lenses, plastic photo lenses do not darken up anywhere near as good as heavy glass ones which are impractical for wearing while riding a bike, so avoid those types of lenses.

However, if I had a habit of leaving my glasses places then I would be happy to buy any sunglasses from Walmart, Home Depot, etc., and wear those.  I suspect that when touring there is a greater degree of damage from scratches that will occur.

Offline misterflask

Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2023, 10:53:27 pm »
Try a safety supply house like Full Source or Northern Safety.  You can get shaded, polarized, non-polarized, and lenses with reader insets.  Because of OSHA standards, most are wrap-around.  I've never paid over $10 for a pair.  And you won't poke your eye out, kid.

Offline BikeliciousBabe

Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2023, 08:46:04 am »
For those who need Rx glasses (not just a reader strip), take a look at Rudy Project glasses with Rx inserts.  If your Rx changes, you can get a new insert rather than new lenses with the RX built in.  Of course, if you damage the lenses you can always replace them as well.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2023, 08:48:56 am by BikeliciousBabe »

Offline staehpj1

Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2023, 09:04:02 am »
For those who need Rx glasses (not just a reader strip), take a look at Rudy Project glasses with Rx inserts.  If your Rx changes, you can get a new insert rather than new lenses with the RX built in.  Of course, if you damage the lenses you can always replace them as well.

I had a different brand (Optic Nerve Red Hawk maybe?) like that with the inserts.  They were okay, but they do have 4 surfaces to keep clean.  Also 4 surfaces to fog up.  That made them a little worse in that regard.  The Project Rudys or others with inserts would have the same issue.

I also had some Project Rudy glasses with the regular lenses being prescription lenses.  They were pretty nice glasses.  I decided that for me it is worth springing for nice dedicated prescription sunglasses.

Offline j1of1

Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2023, 03:01:42 pm »
Ride is over.  Yes I made an error in the original posting and never corrected.  We went W --> E from Pueblo CO to Kansas City, MO.  Didn't really need sunglasses the first three days (getting out of CO) because of the cloud cover and rain.   Remaining ride had full sun maybe three days and on those days I wore a baseball cap under my helmet along with sunglasses to counter the sun.  Sunglasses I purchased and used were "reader" sunglasses (readers needed to read iphone) made by Tifosi (Veloce Model, black, plastic frame with vented polycarbonate lens) which blocked 100% of the UVA/UVB rays. Super comfortable.

Thanks for all the inputs/comments/suggestions/recommendations.