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If the onsite hype is believed they are a good/quality replacement for most of the top brands. With a very reasonable affordable price. And lifetime lost or destroyed warranty ? And wait there's more, they feed the poor! Seems too good to be true. Any customers here ? If for real I will be trying a pair.
 
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I ordered a pair. They were junk. I think I threw them away.
 
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I have never worn, nor do I ever intend to wear sunglasses. But, purely as a matter of curiosity, what makes sunglasses "quality" or "junk?" I understand there is a significant amount of personal preferences and fashion aspects involved, but I'm looking more for measurable things that make one pair fit into one or the other category.
 
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Quality or junk seems self evident to me. Are they well made, do thy do what they are supposed to do. Do they hold up to use? Hence my questions.
 
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I have never worn, nor do I ever intend to wear sunglasses. But, purely as a matter of curiosity, what makes sunglasses "quality" or "junk?" I understand there is a significant amount of personal preferences and fashion aspects involved, but I'm looking more for measurable things that make one pair fit into one or the other category.


I wear sunglasses quite often as my eyes are very light sensitive. Figured that out pretty quick when I was working outside 10-13 hours per day and was getting headaches which was not something I ever had an issue with until working outside.

That aside, junk is a matter of personal experience and I have none with Shady Rays. I do have two pair of Costas though, one Zaine model and the other is a Brine model. Never again, both fell apart inside of a year and I don’t want to hear anything about their warranty. That should not happen on a pair of sunglasses that cost in the ballpark of $200.

I dropped it down a couple of notches and went with a mid level pair of Oakleys. Think I gave around $60 for them while they were on special at Amazon and couldn’t be happier.


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I have two pair and they are fine, nowhere near junk but also not top quality either. Last I heard the promo code SUMMER gets you half off.


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I have never worn, nor do I ever intend to wear sunglasses. But, purely as a matter of curiosity, what makes sunglasses "quality" or "junk?" I understand there is a significant amount of personal preferences and fashion aspects involved, but I'm looking more for measurable things that make one pair fit into one or the other category.


Light blocking / shading effectiveness
Clarity of the optics
Fit
Comfort
Quality of the frame and lens
Polarized lens as an option if desired

With sunglasses as with many things, you usually get what you pay for (and sometimes you don’t). Some top brands including ‘fashion’ brand names, you are also paying for the name imho.

I have worn Serengeti sunglasses for many years, glass lenses with excellent clarity and light blocking, but I recently bought a couple of pairs of Oakley’s from Woot (thanks for the heads-up SIGforum) and have been impressed with them and like them a lot.

Is a $200 or $250 pair of Maui Jim’s that much better than one of the $55 dollar Oakley‘s I just bought on sale? I do not know as I am not likely to buy a $200 pair of sunglasses.


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Originally posted by architect:
I have never worn, nor do I ever intend to wear sunglasses. But, purely as a matter of curiosity, what makes sunglasses "quality" or "junk?" I understand there is a significant amount of personal preferences and fashion aspects involved, but I'm looking more for measurable things that make one pair fit into one or the other category.


Light blocking / shading effectiveness
Clarity of the optics
Fit
Comfort
Quality of the frame and lens
Polarized lens as an option if desired

With sunglasses as with many things, you usually get what you pay for (and sometimes you don’t). Some top brands including ‘fashion’ brand names, you are also paying for the name imho.

I have worn Serengeti sunglasses for many years, glass lenses with excellent clarity and light blocking, but I recently bought a couple of pairs of Oakley’s from Woot (thanks for the heads-up SIGforum) and have been impressed with them and like them a lot.

Is a $200 or $250 pair of Maui Jim’s that much better than one of the $55 dollar Oakley‘s I just bought on sale? I do not know as I am not likely to buy a $200 pair of sunglasses.


ADD: Blocking UV to the list up above as well.

I am a Yacht Captain and out on the water many days for 10 + hours a day where you get the sunlight from above and reflecting off of the water. Also salt is hard on lens coatings. In my situation, Maui Jim's seem to be the only ones that last and do a good job at protecting my eyes and what I use. Oakley's give me a headache after a while as many of their models aren't optically correct. Costa Del Mar's USED to be very good up until around 2005, then their quality dropped a few notches and they simply don't last like they used to, so I switched to Maui's right around 2005.
 
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