What kind of sunglasses?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BUCN85, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    What have you guys found to be the most suitable and comfortable sunglasses? I have a very nice pair of oakleys (4+2)squared. But the problem is they are rather expensive so I'm looking for something a lot less cheaper they can take a little bit of a beating and scratch but not worry so much because of the price.
  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Maui Jims for the win, best optics IMHO. I have these,

    I like them over the Kanaha because of the closer lens placement and less likely to snap. The warranty can't be beat either. I wore them to New Orleans St Patrick's day and my wife accidentally crushed them and broke the frames in half. I called up Maui Jim's toll free number and explained I'd like to get the frames fixed ($60). She said just pay for the postage and we'll do it for free. A week later I got a package in the mail and it was a brand new set of Banyan's and they never charged me. I called back up and told her I'd like to complement them on their customer service and I'd tell anyone I could when the opportunity arose. So yeah, I love that company. When you purchase something of quality and get a warranty such as this, you make up for 5 pairs of cheapo China crap. The optics are made in Japan and Italy, in case you're wondering.
  3. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

  4. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    I got mine from the dollar store. Spent $1.08. Have had them longer than any other pair. If I drop them, hit them on the rear door when it wasn't accidentally all the way up, or whatever else.... Who cares. Only a $1.08. Most sunglasses are marked up 300%.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do you wear regular eye glasses? If so, use your vision benefits to get a pair of prescription sunglasses.
  6. FatherBrown

    FatherBrown Member

    Regular prescription glasses with transitions. Love them.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Tried them---they didn't transition quickly enough.
  8. jbg77

    jbg77 Active Member

    Maui jim is the best and ive owned oakley, ray ban, peppers fielding etc. Im only part time and cover drive but have worked outside for 19 years on the lake
  9. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    Nope I wear contacts. I couldn't ever imagine wearing eyeglasses doing this job
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you hate wearing eyeglasses why do you want to wear sunglasses?
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

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  12. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    I just go to Dollar General and buy a pair of six dollar shades that fit. Sometimes I get lucky sometimes I don't.
  13. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    I ask my boss at work for a pair of UPS sunglasses. than when I break them I do it again...
  14. I found a pair of Maui Jim's that I absolutely loved and asked the person at Target Optical how much they would be with my prescription and progressive lenses.
    Even with our insurance, they would have been over $350 for the pair! Way too effing much $$ for my wallet!
    I settled for a much cheaper pair made by SpyOptical. I got my progressive rx filled for around $150 after insurance. I don't use these at work.

    I tried them but they got dark even on cloudy days. I took them back and they remade the lenses w/out the auto-darkening feature. I use these for everyday reading and around the house.

    THIS!! I only use cheap shades at work because I know they take a beating. If they break or get scratched, I'm only out $6. I keep a pair in the bag I carry with me on my truck and leave them there at night so I don't forget and leave them in my personal vehicle.
  15. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    Yeah I think I'm going to just find a cheap pair at the hardware store or something. I just don't wanna break or scratch $100 shades.
  16. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I think an Iwatch/Iphone thread would be interesting to start concerning how people value things differently. Some folks like me would wear $200 sunglasses to work because they aren't so much for fashion, but the actual use of the optics while driving doesn't give me headaches and the fit is great for me. I'm more concerned about my Iphone getting broke or scratched vs my sunglasses.
  17. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    I like Bolle.
  18. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    You should look at your sunglasses like an investment. You're on road 40+ hours a week in sunlight, you're going to use them. I defected from Oakley and bought Maui Jims and absolutely adore them. Very comfortable and look good.
  19. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    I've always been an Oakley kinda guy. Been wearing them since I was fresh out of high school. My current pair are 6 or 7 years old and have just recently started to get scratches on them.
    Spend the money on a good quality pair and you will take care of them. Buy a cheap pair and you are more likely to break or loose them. IMO
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  20. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    I have 2 pairs of oakleys. 1 I have for work. But I just like them so much. They fit perfect the lenses are great. And I just don't want to break them because. Shelling out another $100 for sunglasses is something I don't wanna do. But I do see your point of the investment.