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Best Sunglasses for golf


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Poll: Best Sunglasses for golf (1504 member(s) have cast votes)

What are the best sunglasses for Golf

  1. Oakley (822 votes [54.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 54.65%

  2. Kaenon (101 votes [6.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.72%

  3. Tifosi (85 votes [5.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.65%

  4. Sundog (76 votes [5.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.05%

  5. Callaway (28 votes [1.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.86%

  6. Peakvision (22 votes [1.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.46%

  7. Maui Jim (200 votes [13.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.30%

  8. Nike (26 votes [1.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.73%

  9. Adidas (19 votes [1.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.26%

  10. NYX (12 votes [0.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.80%

  11. Native (9 votes [0.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.60%

  12. Arnette (7 votes [0.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.47%

  13. Bolle (26 votes [1.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.73%

  14. Smith (16 votes [1.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.06%

  15. Ray Ban (55 votes [3.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

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#61 rhatton

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 05:53 PM

OAKS AND FOSSILS


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Posted 16 July 2010 - 12:16 PM

costa del mar.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:38 PM

since I know people on this site don't mind dropping ridiculous amounts of cash, I recomment OLIVER PEOPLES brand glasses.  Super light weight and superfly.   Excellent UV protection, with "HD" clarity.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:26 PM

I've switched over from Oakleys to Kaenon this year.  Kaenon makes great polorized lens.  The quality of Kaenon polorized lens are right up there next to Maui Jims.  I've got two Oakley Gascans with polorized lens and a Flak with their golf lens.  My Kaenons are much more clear than my Oakleys.  I like the style of Oakley but I'll probably be buying another pair Kaenons next.  Their lens are leaps and bounds ahead of Oakleys.  



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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:34 PM

love my white Flak Jackets w/G30 Black Irid. lenses


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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:30 PM

Tifosi (Ventoux)--three lenses, durable, look reasonably good, and great price.  The fact that they don't slip when you sweat (and in fact keep sweat out of your eyes) makes them excellent for range sessions in the hottest part of the summer.  Also great for doing double duty with cycling.
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Posted 17 July 2010 - 10:30 PM

View Postpedarius, on 16 July 2010 - 11:30 PM, said:

Tifosi (Ventoux)--three lenses, durable, look reasonably good, and great price.  The fact that they don't slip when you sweat (and in fact keep sweat out of your eyes) makes them excellent for range sessions in the hottest part of the summer.  Also great for doing double duty with cycling.

I have Oakley with g30 which I like to wear with my cap. For my Tilley sun hat I need something with shorter, curved earpieces. I was thinking of these Tifosi Ventoux. Do they fog at all, can air get behind the lens?

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:34 PM

View Posthrossroth, on 17 July 2010 - 10:30 PM, said:

View Postpedarius, on 16 July 2010 - 11:30 PM, said:

Tifosi (Ventoux)--three lenses, durable, look reasonably good, and great price.  The fact that they don't slip when you sweat (and in fact keep sweat out of your eyes) makes them excellent for range sessions in the hottest part of the summer.  Also great for doing double duty with cycling.

I have Oakley with g30 which I like to wear with my cap. For my Tilley sun hat I need something with shorter, curved earpieces. I was thinking of these Tifosi Ventoux. Do they fog at all, can air get behind the lens?

Haven't had any issues with fogging.  The seal with your face on the Tifosis is only at the top, to keep sweat from the brow from running down into the eyes.  They also have little vents at the sides that allow air in. Note that while they are marketed for golf/tennis and come with lenses designed for that use, I believe Tifosis were originally made for cycling and they branched out from there--as such, they're pretty good for any outdoor sports (I wear mine for cycling, running, and pickup basketball).
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Posted 18 July 2010 - 02:45 AM

View Postchoppstixxx, on 16 July 2010 - 09:34 PM, said:

love my white Flak Jackets w/G30 Black Irid. lenses

Which of the 2 tints do you prefer for golf?

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 02:04 PM

I love my Maui Jim Kaanapali's with bronze tint. So light and comfortable and brighten the scenery up so u don't even know you are wearing them.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 03:40 PM

i think i am going to try some callaways....hope they work out fine.

Edited by Minarets, 18 July 2010 - 03:41 PM.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 09:41 PM

these specifically
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:57 PM

got the glasses i posted above in today.  love em.  fit is great and at least outside the lens looks great.  now to try them on the course!

i have never been able to find the right golf sunglasses.  my problem is at address i am looking thru the lens (the biggest reason i want rimless lens, i hate seeing the frame) but in my backswing i am then looking under the lens and then at contact im back in the lens.  its caused countless frustration trying to find glasses that work
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:52 AM

I'd have to agree with Kaenon, especially if you get the 28 percent version. C28 or G28. They cut out enough to make it comfortable, and the optical quality is second to none. Expensive, but you'll never have to get another pair.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:45 AM

how do you even wear glasses when playing golf??!?!??!!


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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:17 AM

I wear contact lenses but have never worn sunglasses on the course as I am from rainy, grey Ireland.  I now live in Asia and find I squint a lot on the course as its hot and sunny here.  Do you find the curved lenses mess up your depth perception or are modern sunnies better in this respect?  Sorry for the basic question.  I guess I should just go to a sunglasses store and try a few pairs out.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:47 AM

Airline pilot here so my sunglasses are very important...  The best sunglasses hands down are Serengeti.  Flying, driving, golfing, you name it.  Their lenses are far better than any Oakleys I have ever tried (and I used to own a bunch).  The Drivers lenses are very nice, in either the polarized or non-polarized versions.  I use the non-polarized.
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:51 AM

View Postilv2glf7, on 23 July 2010 - 11:45 AM, said:

how do you even wear glasses when playing golf??!?!??!!

Sorry to answer your question with a question but why wouldn't you want to protect the eyes and how about all those that wear prescriptions?
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 09:23 AM

NYX Carbon Pros.....Been wearing them for probably 8 yrs now...love 'em and if/when they get scratched the replacement lens won't break the bank account....replacement frames are cheap too

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 09:55 AM

View Postcrucible, on 08 July 2010 - 07:53 AM, said:

View PostCwing, on 07 July 2010 - 05:00 PM, said:

How about with prescriptions?
How about us that wear prescription glasses. What should we look for in prescription sunglasses geared for golf?


Mine are RX............Oakley Flak Jacket, VR28 Black Iridium.  A little pricey, I think I paid a couple benjamins or so for the lenses, but well worth it.  They take a little getting used to, but after a year of having them I'm well adjusted.  Only problem is that I can't wear them to long after sunset, if I'm still on the course, and I basically can't take them off during a round, no matter how close I am to the hole.  I like to play in the rain and usually book times on 4pm specials down here in So-Cal, so I'm actually thinking of switching back to contact lenses.  Additionally, if you have a heavy RX you may end up with very thick lenses which in turn could make the sunglasses heavy and uncomfortable.  Thankfully my RX is very light so I enjoy wearing them when the sun's out. Don't quote me on the thickness factor, I'm sure Oakley has that figured out, however RX lenses are deffinately 2x as thick as standard lenses.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:12 PM

Oakley Radar Pitch w/ G30 lens for golf.  Bigger lens than the Flak Jacket.XLJ.
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:51 PM

Went to Sunglass Hut to buy something for girlfriend and lady seen me trying on glasses and looking at the floor....lol.  She said here, try these, they're new and all the golfers like them.  I said how you know I'm a golfer?  She said, "All golfers put on glasses and look at the floor!"....lol.

Went back and bought them, best sunglasses I've ever wore.  Maui Jim Banyans with their new HT (High-Transmission) lens.  Never take them off on the course.

That is why you wear them, so you don't have to take them off.......

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 10:01 PM

Oakley Half X VR28 black iridium

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 05:13 PM

Any Maui Jims with their HT (High Transmission) lenses.  Much higher clarity because of the polarization, enough light reduction on bright days, enough transmission on overcast days.  They never leave my eyes (OK, maybe at twilight!).

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:36 PM

My personal favorites are Maui Jim.  Very lightweight, great polarizing, great style.


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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:53 PM

I like Rudy Project. The adjustable features make for comfortable sunglasses. They are offering free polarized lenses with the purchase of sunglasses. They said that I could substitute for the photochromatic lenses. Right now I have the golf specific lenses. I am looking forward to the lenses that change according to the brightness level. I will have to see if they are any good for golf.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 04:10 AM

View PostNotrightfly, on 24 July 2010 - 07:51 PM, said:

Went to Sunglass Hut to buy something for girlfriend and lady seen me trying on glasses and looking at the floor....lol.  She said here, try these, they're new and all the golfers like them.  I said how you know I'm a golfer?  She said, "All golfers put on glasses and look at the floor!"....lol.

Went back and bought them, best sunglasses I've ever wore.  Maui Jim Banyans with their new HT (High-Transmission) lens.  Never take them off on the course.

That is why you wear them, so you don't have to take them off.......

Could you please tell us what sunglasses you were using before?  I have typically used a 10% lens (very dark) blue Costa Del Mars; OR Gray Maui Jims.  I recently realized that I need more light transmission.  I see the HT's are about 30% and wondering if they are too bright (too much light) compared to a 10% lens?

Thank you.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 04:11 AM

View PostHardHatsRequired, on 25 July 2010 - 05:13 PM, said:

Any Maui Jims with their HT (High Transmission) lenses.  Much higher clarity because of the polarization, enough light reduction on bright days, enough transmission on overcast days.  They never leave my eyes (OK, maybe at twilight!).

Could you please tell us what sunglasses you were using before?  I have typically used a 10% lens (very dark) blue Costa Del Mars; OR Gray Maui Jims which are a little brighter.  I recently realized that I need more light transmission.  I see the HT's are about 30% and wondering if they are too bright (too much light) compared to a 10% lens?

Thank you.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 11:36 AM

View PostChipDriver, on 27 July 2010 - 04:11 AM, said:

View PostHardHatsRequired, on 25 July 2010 - 05:13 PM, said:

Any Maui Jims with their HT (High Transmission) lenses.  Much higher clarity because of the polarization, enough light reduction on bright days, enough transmission on overcast days.  They never leave my eyes (OK, maybe at twilight!).

Could you please tell us what sunglasses you were using before?  I have typically used a 10% lens (very dark) blue Costa Del Mars; OR Gray Maui Jims which are a little brighter.  I recently realized that I need more light transmission.  I see the HT's are about 30% and wondering if they are too bright (too much light) compared to a 10% lens?

Thank you.

I've used a bunch of different pairs (Ray Bans, Smith Optics, Native Eyewear), including another pair of Maui Jims with their Neutral Gray lens, which also has 10% light transmission.  I actually prefer the HTs to the Neutral Grays, even when it's extremely bright.  I suppose if I had to contend with high reflected light (ie desert, ocean reflections), I might want the darker lenses, but for the vast majority of the time, the HTs are just fine.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 11:46 AM

View PostHardHatsRequired, on 27 July 2010 - 11:36 AM, said:

View PostChipDriver, on 27 July 2010 - 04:11 AM, said:

View PostHardHatsRequired, on 25 July 2010 - 05:13 PM, said:

Any Maui Jims with their HT (High Transmission) lenses.  Much higher clarity because of the polarization, enough light reduction on bright days, enough transmission on overcast days.  They never leave my eyes (OK, maybe at twilight!).

Could you please tell us what sunglasses you were using before?  I have typically used a 10% lens (very dark) blue Costa Del Mars; OR Gray Maui Jims which are a little brighter.  I recently realized that I need more light transmission.  I see the HT's are about 30% and wondering if they are too bright (too much light) compared to a 10% lens?

Thank you.

I've used a bunch of different pairs (Ray Bans, Smith Optics, Native Eyewear), including another pair of Maui Jims with their Neutral Gray lens, which also has 10% light transmission.  I actually prefer the HTs to the Neutral Grays, even when it's extremely bright.  I suppose if I had to contend with high reflected light (ie desert, ocean reflections), I might want the darker lenses, but for the vast majority of the time, the HTs are just fine.



Excellent....and do they help to highlight the contours of the green better than the gray MJ lenses?   have you tried the bronze or rose lenses?

Thanks for your help.



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