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Discussion: Sunglasses Recommendation

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March 3, 2020
STL0
Men's 55
195 posts
Sunglasses Recommendation
I don't recall this topic on this board before but I'd like to know what sunglasses you recommend for an outfielder. There have been times where I've been in the outfield and just have not been able to pick up the ball out of the sky with the glasses that I've been using. What do you all recommend and why?
March 5, 2020
Wayne 37
Men's 65
703 posts
Oakley has some good ones on sale for $76.00 right now. That is about $100.00 off the regular price.
March 5, 2020
DieselDan
Men's 70
376 posts
Experiment with inexpensive wrap around #5 welding glasses. Yes, they do present a different hue, but they take care of most of the sun. Can't use them when driving since red shows up black.
March 6, 2020
XLR8
9 posts
Be sure they are polarized. Of courses, sunglasses polarized are better. Compared to regular sunglasses, polarized sunglasses can not only reduce strong light, prevent UV rays, but also choose filter glares from water surface, metal surface etc.
March 6, 2020
DaveDowell
Men's 65
2746 posts
I like the Tanel 360 T1 Baseball/Softball Sunglasses ... They're a wrap-around style, polarized and VERY affordable ($17.99/pair with quantity discounts available) ... Find them at Tanel360.com ... Tanel 360 (Tim Sellner) used to be a significant National Sponmsor with SSUSA and were excellent guys ... They have some inventory left, but it comes with my personal recommendation ... Good luck ...

March 6, 2020
Wayne 37
Men's 65
703 posts
DD, do you mean glasses when using a cutting torch and not a welder. They're okay for some activities, but I prefer the sport glasses with the frame that doesn't wrap behind the ear.
March 6, 2020
wdodge22
Men's 50
111 posts
I have had really good luck with REKS sunglasses... polarized at $75.. right now they have special going with second pair free.
March 9, 2020
STL0
Men's 55
195 posts
Thanks for the info everyone. Diesel Dan - That's one idea I would never have thought of. I'll try to check that out.

Wayne - Any specific site where you found the sale? I'm not seeing anything at $76 on the Oakley site.
March 9, 2020
Wayne 37
Men's 65
703 posts
The glasses were called Prizm Saffire. They are back up to $136.00 with the discount. They do have the same frame with different lenses though.

There are some safety glasses made by Bouton (?) that are the same style as the Oakley. Inexpensive and work well. I was always tough on sunglasses so I used these.

My regular glasses have an Oakley frame. Straight earpieces is what I like.

Good luck.
March 9, 2020
STL0
Men's 55
195 posts
Thanks Wayne. Good luck with the upcoming season.
March 9, 2020
DieselDan
Men's 70
376 posts
W37
Not sure what type of welding they are used for. Green lens that allow you to look into the sun. It does take a little time to get used to the different color hue, but everything is still clear. The pair I bought off of Amazon that fit over regular glasses (around $25), have started to lose their protection properties.
March 11, 2020
Fabe
Men's 60
413 posts
Just got some Hobart welding glasses #5 grade...mirror lens looks good n works! Got them on Ebay for 18.99 shipped. Aloha, Fabe
March 12, 2020
USMC21
106 posts
Xloops...$24 dozen every color u can imagine who cares if they break u have 5 more pairs in ur bag!!! I believe the site is cheapsunglasses.com
March 13, 2020
STL0
Men's 55
195 posts
I may have to try the welding glasses...you have me curious at this point. Thanks for everyone's input.
March 13, 2020
Wayne 37
Men's 65
703 posts
For my money, I would try the Bouton safety glasses at around ten bucks a pair. They have different lens colors and you can wear them anywhere.

They will be in the sunburst series.
March 14, 2020
Tri18
333 posts
Tough to beat my Team 1 Sports sunglasses kit with FIVE sets of lenses for pretty much any light condition for $40.... Uv and impact rated.
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March 15, 2020
AJC
Men's 60
151 posts
DD, #5 glasses are for oxy-acetylene tanks , which are used for cutting, lead work etc. Cannot be used for Mig, Tig or Arc welding.
March 18, 2020
Mont25
Men's 50
11 posts
There have been many great suggestions above. However, I like the Oakley Flax 2.0 glasses with the VR-28 polarized lenses. You are also able to get them in your prescription, being that many of us require them now. I purchased mine at LensCrafters. Note, because mine were progressives they were a little on the pricey side. Here's a link to give you a sense of what the glasses look like--these are not the lenses I suggested.

https://www.oakley.com/en-us/product/W0OO9188?variant=888392105004
March 18, 2020
DieselDan
Men's 70
376 posts
With close to 300 days of sunshine, like most of the SW and So. Cali, can you look directly at the sun with no issues for tracking a ball using polarized glasses? #5 welding glasses allow me to do that for those balls you do not have time to go after using a different angle.
March 18, 2020
garyheifner
603 posts
I picked up 2 pair at Menards. They are the special opps glassed U see advertised on TV. Both in the box for $19.99 They work great.
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