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    Default Polarized Sun Glasses question

    What brand have you found to be of good quality and use in the UNDER $50.00 price range ?

    Name brand .. Big Box store .. mail order ... personal preference ?

    I know there a few dozen styles out there to choose from .. but each company will have several styles to choose from.

    What have you had good luck with ?


    Gordon in NC
    If you are going to try cross-country skiing ... start with a small country.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Rosthern, SK

    Default Re: Polarized Sun Glasses question

    Hey Gordon in NC

    Personally I suffer from an affliction... that is, the more expensive the sunglasses I have, the quicker I will lose/break them! So for the last 5 years I have gone for polarised lenses that are reasonably priced and look good...

    With lense quality I have never had a problem with any of the cheaper brands that I have tried, and my eyes don't like cheap lenses normally, but the polarised glasses have been good to me.

    These days when I need a new pair I head to Walmart and find a pair of polarised glasses that I like. The only thing tho is the best style for fishing are the types that totally wrap around and reduce the amount of light coming in. Those can be trickier to find, and if you are sight fishing a lot find those ones somewhere... but I still use the $20-$30 ones and I am happy with them... I use them for everything and not just fishing...

    Hope that helps,


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    Default Re: Polarized Sun Glasses question

    My two bits...

    Don't waste your money. Spend $300 and get a pair that stops UV from burning your eyes out. You only have two eyes and a lifetime of fishing in the sun.. If you loose glasses get a teather.

    The bennefits are... Your eyes are protected and you see more fish.

    I love Maui Jim ($400 for the prescription kind with Bifocals)
    Smith was my favorite ($170)

    Sorry... WalleyWorld glasses don't work for me.

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    Default Re: Polarized Sun Glasses question

    Theres two things I never go cheap on what I put on my feet and what I use to protect my eyes!

    That said I still typically never spend full price on almost anything unless for the type and quality of item it is the full price is considerably less than other brands of the same quality!
    -Tom Wilson
    Attention New Fly Fishers and those just wanting to improve- Join a Fly Fishing Club. They have classes on every aspect of fly fishing for beginners to advanced for free or cheaper than offered elsewhere. Some offer mentor programs. You will make friends with other fly fishers. Clubs often have outings in which members pay special group rates for guides or to fish prime private access areas.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    sycamore, illinois
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    Default Re: Polarized Sun Glasses question

    i've always been a big fan of smith sunglasses. great quality and pretty decent price not to mention a rock solid warranty.



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    Default Re: Polarized Sun Glasses question

    Costa 580s all the way... best I have ever used, just a fine product, and a great US company that cares about conservation and sustainability of the sport.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Parker CO
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    Default Re: Polarized Sun Glasses question

    I have been using Suncloud glasses lately. They are about $60 retail, but I have found them for closer to $40 online. I really like them.


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    Join Date
    May 2010
    Black Creek, Canada

    Default Re: Polarized Sun Glasses question

    I wear only Maui Jim's...
    Grey lens for sunny days
    HT lens for really cloudy days and at dusk
    Bronze for driving + when the water I am fishing is really green...

    Maui Jim's sport line is quite affordable at $150ish...

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    Default Re: Polarized Sun Glasses question

    I got some Coyote brand polarized sun glasses for work that i was pleasantly surprised with, i think in the 50 dollar range

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    Default Re: Polarized Sun Glasses question

    I have been getting mine from Big 5 sporting goods for the last 10yrs since there is a store in town. I get Bolle or Body Glove glasses when they are on sale for 30.00 to 40.00. They make some nice wrap around designs for fishermen and different colored polarized lenses to suit your taste.

    I have a nice pair of grey Bolle and a nice pair of amber Body Gloves. The BGs are a little larger and work better with my flip-up bifocals.

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