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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
All,

I just lost my sunglasses (left them in a rental car, and they claim they're not there... i think some rental car worker's enjoying my shades now) and I'm looking for some recommendations for new ones.

I'm looking for sport sunglasses, something good for skiing, biking, running, etc. but that still look good when worn casually also. When possible, I prefer frames for smaller faces. My old glasses were Oakley XX's, which I liked, but were actually a little too big for my face.

So... any suggestions?
post #2 of 18
You are going to have to try on a bunch to see what fits tightly enough to your face for skiing .... unless you like skiing very slow.

I have a few pair of Uvex and one type is just ok, the other fits nice and tight (and around) and they are fine at speed. The shape of your face is what counts.

I also have a pair of "branded/name of ski company", that I was told were Vuarnet .. and they suck for skiing.
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
You are going to have to try on a bunch to see what fits tightly enough to your face for skiing .... unless you like skiing very slow.
Good point, I always did have problems with my current glasses because of that. Fortunately I didn't usually ski in them, only when it's too warm to wear my goggles, so I was able to make them work.
post #4 of 18
I really like my oakleys for most things but last summer I was exposed to a new company with some awesome sport shades

The problem is that they are a fairly young company so they don't have a lot of styles to offer.

Utopia Optics

I have the Simi's. wear them on flat light days and LOVE them. Extremely defining with varied snow conditions, and though they look dark, they really don't "darken" things, just defuse them and define them.
post #5 of 18
I use the Oakleys for sunny days that fit snugly and wrap around a bit to keep some of the wind out. Same for biking.
The ones I bought from Trekchick when she bought an extra pair. Thanks TC

Keep an eye out at SteepandCheap.com for good deals on sunglasses.
post #6 of 18
For skiing and riding my motorcycle I really like the Panoptx glasses. Best i have ever had for skiing. You can find them for around $50.00 over at Sierra Trading Post. I just buy cheap ones for everyday use. I can't see spending a$100.00 + just to have some kid steal them.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post
Keep an eye out at SteepandCheap.com for good deals on sunglasses.
Good point - was going to suggest that myself try SAC - they often have some good deals on a nice pair of Oakleys or Smiths..

- Have fun searching
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post
Keep an eye out at SteepandCheap.com for good deals on sunglasses.
I wouldn't normally like the idea of buying sunglasses without trying them on, but for $40, I decided to take a chance on these: http://sac.gearattack.com/items/1936

They say they fit small faces, which is good for me. If they don't work out, well, I'll worry about that later.

Thanks all, for the info, hopefully my search is much shorter than I'd anticipated.
post #9 of 18
Nice I visited SAC just as they were on and hoped for you to visit this thread fast enough for you to have a look at them
post #10 of 18
Keep an eye out on that site as they have many differant pairs available of a few quality makers of sunglasses. As soon as you buy one you'll see a few more you like.

Beware it is addictive but some of the stuff is so hard to pass up.

I bought a titanium pair for 90 bucks that retails for over 200 bucks. Now I would never spend that much for something I might sit on someday but for the prices you can take a chance on them.
post #11 of 18
I got a pair of these from WileyX at the start of the season last year. If you look around you can get them for much less than the listed price. I think I paid $90.00 for the lens and frame, the prescription lenses were considerably more$ but well worth it IMHO.
post #12 of 18
The Uvex that I wear for skiing are actually their lens for bike riding. They have a bit of a wrap around and fit to the cheek bones.

Not too pricey something like $35 and came with clear, grey and smoke yellow tint so you can change during flat light of the evening or overcast days.
post #13 of 18
Hands down Panoptx Velocity CV for skiing and biking. with removable eyecups for general use!


You can get them with prescription if needed, removable eyecups to completely seal out wind and they can be easily removed so you don't look like a dork bouncing around town. The eyecups have a complete 2nd lense which can be antifog coated. I have the dusk to dawn photochromatic lense.

www.panoptx.com
post #14 of 18
I highly recommend

Maui Jim Sport
Waimea Bay
Or
Sunset

http://www.mauijim.com/mjweb/public/...rt_results.jsp

There is not equal.
post #15 of 18
Julbo Nomads
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by jaobrien6 View Post
I just lost my sunglasses... I prefer frames for smaller faces. So... any suggestions?

Check your PM

I think I can help!

G
post #17 of 18
These may work for a smaller face

http://www.sunglassesgiant.com/comislsubyli.html
post #18 of 18
He/she bought sunglasses already see post #8.
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