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    As “ polarisation” is generally a film bonded to or sandwiched into a lens , there is a school of thought that says low price is not an issue to buying a pair of “ Polaroids “ . However what you do get as you pay more is better optical performance from the lens , better UV protection , better colour enhancement , glare reduction , hydrophobic coating . etc etc . As Bob says above , impact resistance is a consideration that some take into account ( I do , but hey that’s a working life of only wearing top spec PPE and I can’t shake the habit ) , and the fit , finish and construction of the specs also plays a part in protecting you. All I’d say from years of buying fishing and shooting specs is you will never put six sportsmen in a room and get a consensus .

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    Quote Originally Posted by haggstock View Post
    As “ polarisation” is generally a film bonded to or sandwiched into a lens , there is a school of thought that says low price is not an issue to buying a pair of “ Polaroids “ . However what you do get as you pay more is better optical performance from the lens , better UV protection , better colour enhancement , glare reduction , hydrophobic coating . etc etc . As Bob says above , impact resistance is a consideration that some take into account ( I do , but hey that’s a working life of only wearing top spec PPE and I can’t shake the habit ) , and the fit , finish and construction of the specs also plays a part in protecting you. All I’d say from years of buying fishing and shooting specs is you will never put six sportsmen in a room and get a consensus .
    I'm with you on most of that, but not on "better UV protection". I forget the source, but was struck by a test which showed cheapies are every bit as good as mega-priced sunnies in that specific regard.

    OP, as a suggestion, and taking Bob's comments on board (although I prefer glass lenses for maximum acuity, personally, and my flies are a deal heavier than 3g on occasion ) can I suggest that you buy a pair of Bolle Safety Glasses in polarising flavour. They are really good quality, look nothing like safety glasses, and cost in the region of 25 +/- when I last looked. Do make sure you get the polarising version, as there are several.

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    I splashed out and my sen a pair bolle anacondas. Half price on net 40
    Reviews said there though and all most indestructible.
    I shall put them to the test

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshandmurphy View Post
    I splashed out and my sen a pair bolle anacondas. Half price on net 40
    Reviews said there though and all most indestructible.
    I shall put them to the test

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    Good choice, they are very good quality IME - I have a pair for leisure wear and the lenses are very good. What's the lens colour you've gone for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonefishblues View Post
    Good choice, they are very good quality IME - I have a pair for leisure wear and the lenses are very good. What's the lens colour you've gone for?
    Blue green with Brown emerald lense.
    Light colour lens. My last pair were dark brown only good on a bright day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by codyarrow View Post
    Poundland. I buy 5 pairs at a time and scatter them around the car, van and house. I could buy expensive ones but I'd only loose them.
    I doubt you would if they cost a lot. And some cost a lot. I’ve never seen anyone on here say I bought some fancy shades and they aren’t good value. That maybe because they are worth the extra outlay or you you have been duped and it’s embarrassing. I took some interest in this subject a while back and you just couldn’t winkle out anything of a scientific nature that looked impartial. I’m not in the conspiracy camp of the view of the world but I do think this has the same sort of sales pitch as the drug companies. We keep data to ourselves because of commercial interests. So you haven’t a clue unless someone with a huge wallet can do independent research. Big ask...

    Polarising is cheap. I cant see any difference between using 3 flips ups or forty quid dedicated glasses that I’ve tried in any practical sense. A trout might be more defined but you will still see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshandmurphy View Post
    Blue green with Brown emerald lense.
    Light colour lens. My last pair were dark brown only good on a bright day.


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    Another good choice I think - IME most of the time lighter's better as even the lighter shades block a very high % of light transmission, and darker tints almost all - as you've found out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beryl View Post
    I doubt you would if they cost a lot. And some cost a lot..
    Trust me I would. My last driving specs lasted 2 weeks. I'm pretty good at sitting on them as well. If I bought expensive sunglasses I'd end up being called Jack Duckworth of the river bank due to the amount of gaffer tape required to wear the expensive broken ones

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    If you need to ware glasses go see a good eye Doctor, get fitted out with prescription lens. They will cost a lot to get Polaroid's but worth the cost. My set put me back over $200.00. Then found a set of 'clip on's that fit my 'spec's!! $50.00!!!!! Eye sight is not as good as I'd like,; in Southern Oregon bright sun is the rule, not the exception. Odd as it seams, rainy Oregon, we get about 19 inches; mountains surrounding can get 200 inches of snow during the winter. Correspondence from 'Brit Guy ....' "You still bunking up us Limies?" "Yes Sir I'll pick you up at the airport, get you set in with a fishing lic., .... "Can I bring my significant other?"

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    Interesting thread.I have always believed in the high end quality following various visual comparisons.I wanted glasses I could ''look into the water'' with and I found them but not cheap.I still believe there is quite a difference but hey end of the day if cheaper option does the job required for the individual then away to go.

    JP

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