For biking, Tifosi Podiums. I went endo and took out some significant and highly valued portions of my face but my Tifosis were scratch free. I have the scar over my eyebrown and under my right eye to prove it. Those glasses are bomb proof.
For everyday wear: XX2i optics. The Bahamas 1 frames are classic, and the polarized optics are as crisp as any Ray-bans I’ve ever purchased. I have yet to face plant to prove their durability, but it’s still early in the week…
/giphy face plant
Bought a pair of polarized Oakley’s from Woot a few years ago. They’ve been to Europe with me multiple times and have held up well. Ended up getting a hard case to protect them since my previous pair got broken by carelessness.
@rockblossom I came here to say Serengeti. Before he retired, a friend’s dad worked for them (Bushnell and Tamron are same company) and their optics are second-to none. Their glass drivers polarized photo-chromatic lenses are unparalleled.
Nearly every other higher-end brand is owned by Luxotica, and it is more about marketing (gucci, for example) versus exceptional lenses and optics.
IF anyone spends more than $100 on a pair of glasses that aren’t Serengeti, I cringe for them.
I have to wear prescription and last year splurged on Costas. They make their own lenses in different colors/purposes so you’re ordering them custom. Fishing and driving are where I have the most trouble seeing so they turned out to be very worth it.
i get mine from sunglassspot.com - most are $5. tbh, the first time i ordered i thought it might be a scam since i only ever saw them on instagram but i was pleasantly surprised. they shipped in a nice box and each pair even came in a little soft carrying bag thing. anyway, i don’t love wearing sunglasses but i need them for driving. i’m too short and sit too close for the visor to do much of anything.
I dont remember the brand of sunglasses I have but I drive a convertible on nice days and it def helps to have a good quality pair that doesnt reflect my own eyeballs onto the lenses while Im trying to drive. For most other things, I go with cheapo.
Cheap all the way. I never spend more than $20 because most don’t last longer than 20 weeks. And that’s not because they are bad quality, it’s because I sit on them, lose them, run them over, leave them somewhere, etc. I will never pay big money for something I’m at high risk for losing.
And for those of you would counter with “well if you paid more money for them, you’d pay more attention to them…”, I would respond with, you clearly underestimate my ability to forget things and my attention span. Speaking of which, I need to get back to work…