Oakleys – worth the money…..
I’ve tried loads, I do every time I need new ones. I’ve not found anything as good.
Except for perhaps Tifosi. My Mrs has some biking style ones. Now personally I don’t think they look anywhere near as good, but the photochromic lenses have better range than my Oakleys, they change quicker AND they work in the car, mostly. All for only US$60.Posted 4 years agonealgloverMember
I’ve got two pairs of V1Frogskins that I bought in Innsbruck in 1988 and they are still going strong. And they were getting 25 weeks use a year on snow (and all summer too) up until 1997 when I bought a pair of Fives which I am still wearing now after 16 years 😀
Every day use/mountain biking/skiing/walking/driving etc.
So I would say they are well worth the money yes.
I’ve had stuff like RayBans etc that break/bend/scratch just from wearing them to the pub in summer, but the Oakleys can take a lot of abuse without any issues.Posted 4 years agosweepyMember
Ive got a genuine polarised pair, and a pair of the fakelys. I don’t think the real ones are any better to be honest, and cos they are polarised they make some displays difficult to read.Posted 4 years ago
I was really surprised just how good the fakes are, when I trod on them they fell into pieces, but it all just clipped back together, unmarked.user-removedMember
I find that since I’ve started wearing Oakleys, I’ve never permanently lost a pair. I used to leave cheap sunnies all over the place and was constantly having to replace them.
Spending £120 – £180 focuses the mind somewhat. Same with Clippa lighters and a nice Zippo – never left a Zippo down the pub 🙂Posted 4 years ago
….or overpriced form over function?
Fancying a pair – I’ll not say which pair, as to avoid a barrage of abuse and they would be more for fashion than sporting activities, so you might ask why I’m bothered about function – still want them to justify the cost from a quality/comfort/optical perspective.Posted 4 years agonealgloverMember
The cost does focus the mind, but none of mine were particularly expensive. most expensive ones were £75 i think?
I’ve still got a few zippo’s from when I used to smoke. People never “borrowed” them, they had there cigarette lit for them and it went back where it belonged 😀Posted 4 years agouser-removedMember
I lost a pair of polarised Hatchets for six months. Eventually I resigned myself to never seeing them again and bought a pair of polarised Straight Jackets. The very day the new ones arrived – the VERY DAY – I found the old pair in the pocket of a dressing gown I hadn’t worn for six months.
The wife still has the Hatchets four years later 🙂Posted 4 years agosimmySubscriber
I used a pair of polarised oakleys in the car and they make the working day much more bearable.
Not too sure which model without nipping out to the car, but they are not cycling style.
They make things more high definition for want of a better phrase, and I even keep them on when its dull weather as they make everything so much clearer ( and I’ve perfect eyesight been tested before anyone asks 😉
I agree with the earlier post about them playing havoc with displays on stereo and phone etc because at first I thought my phone was broke till I took the oakleys off !!!
Got some Fakeleys for the bike and they are not too different in vision on the polarised lenses but the genuine ones do have a bit clearer vision but only slightly.Posted 4 years agoturboferretSubscriber
Just to throw an alternative opinion into the mix….
I have been a massive fan of Oakley over the years, M-Frames, Radars, Half-jackets, Minutes, Racing Jackets (plus several others) and at least 3 pairs of snowboarding goggles. The M-frames I also use as safety glasses, but what has annoyed me about them is the lenses delaminating after a few years, like a coating on the inner surface coming off. Considering you pay ~£50 for a replacement lens, I would expect them to last pretty well.
I have therefore started getting replicas from eBay for ~£25 for a frame + 5 lenses including polarised (Radar) which are indistinguishable from the real thing, and aren’t an issue if you scratch them. At that price they can almost be treated as disposable.
I know the lenses won’t be as good as the genuine article, but from a value POV I can’t fault them.
Cheers, RichPosted 4 years agocarlosgMember
Can’t comment on the polarised lenses but in this house we have 2 pairs of original straight jackets, a pair of original five’s, 1 pair of splice, 1 pair of half jacket XLJ, 1pair of square wire titanium, 1 pair of original half jackets.Posted 4 years ago
For us Oakley sunglasses have been good the coatings on the lenses do peel though if your a sweaty person .Have a look at places like polimil.co.uk if you aren’t swayed by fancy lens and frame colours. I bought most of the families sunnies in sales so never paid full whack for any of them but would pay as I like the fit and optical clarity ( they generally look pretty cool too)crankboyMember
i have a pair of half jackets i bought at least 15 years ago the optics are great and the lens has saved my eye in a crash where the same bit of rock as scratched my lens took a chunk out of my cheak bone.
The customer service is excellent the leg socks have worn out a couple of times and i have lost nose rubber bits Oakley have always just sent spares through the post after a phone call . They are worn daily and have outlived a number of quality “smart” sun glases i have bought for non casual wear .Posted 4 years ago
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