Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > The Academy > Tilted Knowledge and How-To


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-05-2009, 01:22 AM   #81 (permalink)
zomgomgomgomgomgomg
 
telekinetic's Avatar
 
Location: Fauxenix, Azerona
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheOPTICorgasm View Post
It says something when the soldiers in Iraq use Oakleys over any other brand. (mostly because they can stand shrapnel)
Soldiers wear Oakleys because Oakley gives them a hefty discount in order to give themselves the reptuation of being the sunglasses soldiers wear.

Also, holy necro.
__________________
twisted no more
telekinetic is offline  
Old 01-05-2009, 04:37 AM   #82 (permalink)
I Confess a Shiver
 
Plan9's Avatar
 
...
__________________
Whatever you can carry.

"You should not drink... and bake."

Last edited by Plan9; 07-24-2011 at 07:02 AM..
Plan9 is offline  
Old 01-05-2009, 05:16 AM   #83 (permalink)
Mulletproof
 
Psycho Dad's Avatar
 
Location: Some nucking fut house.
I used to get Panama Jack el-cheapos at the drug store simply because I most often lost or broke a pair of sunglasses within a week or three. I picked up a pair of Oakley sunglasses on clearance at the mall once and found that I took much better care of them and that they did seem to afford me better comfort than anything else I've worn. I think I kept that first pair six years or so. I'm now on my second pair and expect similar results.
__________________
Don't always trust the opinions of experts.
Psycho Dad is offline  
Old 01-05-2009, 05:24 AM   #84 (permalink)
Currently sour but formerly Dlishs
 
dlish's Avatar
 
Super Moderator
Location: Australia/UAE
i find that Killer Loops are the best value for money. for around 50-60 bucks USD, you can get a swell looking pair that is resiliant and sturdy. ive lost coun of how many times ive dropped them, sat on them and bumped them.

ive worn Killer Loops for the past 4 years. wouldnt go anywhere else
__________________
An injustice anywhere, is an injustice everywhere

I always sign my facebook comments with ()()===========(}. Does that make me gay?
- Filthy
dlish is offline  
Old 01-05-2009, 10:00 AM   #85 (permalink)
... a sort of licensed troubleshooter.
 
Willravel's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willravel View Post
If you want to splurge on something, go for the Oakley Thump PM3 sunglasses. They look like something out of a Mission Impossible movie, sunglasses with headphones. A digital sound processor, an equalizer, MP3, WMA, and WAV file compatibility plus a 6-hour battery, USB 2.0, and frame-mounted volume and track- control buttons--in this flash-memory MP3 player/sunglasses.128MB, $395; 256MB, $495. Sunglasses, Goggles, and Apparel - Oakley.com

I bought a pair for myself for getting a raise and I couldn't be happier. Pretty decent sound quality, good battery life, and decent memory makes this worth the outrageous price.

Other then that, I'd say just buy whatever sunglasses you like.
Addendum: They broke almost immediately.
Willravel is offline  
Old 01-05-2009, 01:19 PM   #86 (permalink)
Evil Priest: The Devil Made Me Do It!
 
Daniel_'s Avatar
 
Location: Southern England
I wear photochromic glasses a my spectacles, but wear contacts a lot of the time.

I bought a pair of Oakleys in a clearance store a few years ago and really like them for comfort (cost me £50 reduced from £120); however I find myself a lot of the time wearing the £10 shades I picked up in "Marks & Spencer" one day I'd forgotten my decent shades at home.

Really complex/silly/flashy sunglasses piss me off.
__________________
╔═════════════════════════════════════════╗
Overhead, the Albatross hangs motionless upon the air,
And deep beneath the rolling waves,
In labyrinths of Coral Caves,
The Echo of a distant time
Comes willowing across the sand;
And everthing is Green and Submarine

╚═════════════════════════════════════════╝
Daniel_ is offline  
Old 01-05-2009, 09:23 PM   #87 (permalink)
Insane
 
Atreides88's Avatar
 
Location: The South.
My two cents:

I like the way Oakleys look, but can never seem to find a pair that fit me. I currently have a pair of Costa Del Mars, and they are the best sunglasses I've ever owned. They've taken a beating and are still good as new.
__________________
"There is no need to suppose that human beings differ very much one from another: but it is true that the ones who come out on top are the ones who have been trained in the hardest school." -- Thucydides
Atreides88 is offline  
Old 01-06-2009, 03:50 AM   #88 (permalink)
A Storm Is Coming
 
thingstodo's Avatar
 
Location: The Great White North
I wear Rudy Project glasses for riding my road bike. You can change the lenses for differing road conditions, they have a way to insert prescription lenses and they adjust so air can blow through and prevent fogging.
__________________
If you're wringing your hands you can't roll up your shirt sleeves.

Stangers have the best candy.
thingstodo is offline  
Old 03-10-2011, 04:43 AM   #89 (permalink)
Upright
 
Extremelly bad experience with Oakley sunglases

Hi! Let me tell you my story. Tired about buying sunglases that lasted months and worried about my eyes, I decided to buy some pair of expensive ones. In the Boston duty free shop I bought a pair of Oakley, polarized, state of the art. They costed me $250!!!!!! I paid gladly, since I thought they were going to be my pair for years. After a couple of months the protection started to loosen from the edges of the glasses. And around 1,5 years after I bought them smalls spots appeared in the middle. And let me tell you, I was extremelly careful with them!!!

I tried to contact Oakley, both directly and via representatives, but never got an answer.

So my advise... don't pay big sums for these kind of items, and particularly avoid Oakley.

Hope this helps.
Regards,
J.
Javy is offline  
Old 03-10-2011, 11:53 AM   #90 (permalink)
Currently sour but formerly Dlishs
 
dlish's Avatar
 
Super Moderator
Location: Australia/UAE
i caved in and bought oakleys almost a year ago now. i run and trek in them a few times a week. i wear them daily and wear them while driving too. ive never had any problems with them whatsoever.

definately worth the 150USD i paid for them.
__________________
An injustice anywhere, is an injustice everywhere

I always sign my facebook comments with ()()===========(}. Does that make me gay?
- Filthy
dlish is offline  
Old 03-10-2011, 01:56 PM   #91 (permalink)
Invisible
 
yournamehere's Avatar
 
Location: tentative, at best
They might have gone out of style years ago (or maybe it's been so long they're back in?), but I still wear the same pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers my wife bought me over 20 years ago. I think she paid around $75 for them then; they're twice that now. Not only are they great quality; they're virtually unbreakable. At under $4/year, they have definitely proven themselves to be well worth the cost.
__________________
If you want to avoid 95% of internet spelling errors:
"If your ridiculous pants are too loose, you're definitely going to lose them. Tell your two loser friends over there that they're going to lose theirs, too."
It won't hurt your fashion sense, either.
yournamehere is offline  
Old 03-10-2011, 03:13 PM   #92 (permalink)
immoral minority
 
ASU2003's Avatar
 
Location: Back in Ohio
I wear them quite a bit. I think they are worth the money, and am thinking about getting another pair.

The only issue I have is that they get scratched easily.
ASU2003 is offline  
Old 03-10-2011, 03:28 PM   #93 (permalink)
Une petite chou
 
noodle's Avatar
 
Location: With All Your Base
I looooove my Maui Jims. No Oakleys in our house.
Super-light, sport-style and around $160USD, I think.
I really need rx sunglasses but the polarized amber lenses alone sharpen my vision.
__________________
Here's how life works: you either get to ask for an apology or you get to shoot people. Not both. House

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plan9
Just realize that you're armed with smart but heavily outnumbered.
The question isnít who is going to let me; itís who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand
noodle is offline  
Old 03-12-2011, 02:41 PM   #94 (permalink)
Invisible
 
yournamehere's Avatar
 
Location: tentative, at best
Quote:
Originally Posted by ASU2003 View Post
. . . The only issue I have is that they get scratched easily.
That's why I love my Ray-Bans - glass lenses. Unless you dive face-first into a pile of diamonds, they won't scratch.
__________________
If you want to avoid 95% of internet spelling errors:
"If your ridiculous pants are too loose, you're definitely going to lose them. Tell your two loser friends over there that they're going to lose theirs, too."
It won't hurt your fashion sense, either.
yournamehere is offline  
Old 06-10-2011, 10:00 PM   #95 (permalink)
Upright
 
you can use the Reflective and UV protection'sunglass,i think its good for you
jelly828 is offline  
Old 07-23-2011, 09:41 AM   #96 (permalink)
Upright
 
Location: An Exclusive Community
I always found Oakleys to be very grippy on the sides of my head. There might be less expensive options that do it, but I haven't found any. I have, however, noticed that I can work outside in the rain and they never even think about sliding off.

I think I lost my most recent pair...or it's possible they were stolen.
korbas12 is offline  
Old 07-23-2011, 07:27 PM   #97 (permalink)
Crazy
 
remy1492's Avatar
 
Location: CA TX LU
When it comes to your eyes, knees, back and ears, DONT GO CHEAP. Once its lost its gone forever.

Oakley, Ray Ban etc, the top of the line luxottica type companies put millions into research. And your eyes benefit.
Go with the cheap $5 glasses, and reap the rewards of refracted vision and UV penetration.

This pair of M Frames stopped shrapnel from getting into my eye. It did penetrate the rest of my body though.

remy1492 is offline  
Old 07-24-2011, 02:14 PM   #98 (permalink)
Future Bureaucrat
 
KirStang's Avatar
 
Jesus Remy what happened? Did you have a KB?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lieber Code on the laws of war
"Men who take up arms against one another in public war do not cease on this account to be moral beings, responsible to one another and to God."
KirStang is offline  
Old 07-24-2011, 06:42 PM   #99 (permalink)
Crazy
 
remy1492's Avatar
 
Location: CA TX LU
big kaboom. M44 double feed.

I have many oakleys and even have loaners for the range. Eyes are nice, soft and easy to damage from mowing the lawn, riding a bike or staring at the sun too long

the local Oakley rep wanted that pair of lenses for their museum but I kept em as a safety reminder.

there are a LOT of fake Oakleys out there, if yours is crap, chances are its a fake. also if you have old oakleys, you can send em in for $10 and they will repair/replace them.
remy1492 is offline  
Old 07-24-2011, 06:48 PM   #100 (permalink)
I Confess a Shiver
 
Plan9's Avatar
 
Protip: www.USStandardIssue.com sells Oakley products to military personnel at deep discounts. You have to register with a CAC but it's totally worth it.
__________________
Whatever you can carry.

"You should not drink... and bake."
Plan9 is offline  
Old 07-24-2011, 07:30 PM   #101 (permalink)
Crazy
 
remy1492's Avatar
 
Location: CA TX LU
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post
Protip: www.USStandardIssue.com sells Oakley products to military personnel at deep discounts. You have to register with a CAC but it's totally worth it.
yep, and prescription too (has more color choices for some reason).
bags are dirt cheap as well. Gotta love O.
remy1492 is offline  
 

Tags
cost, oakley, sunglasses, worth

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:03 PM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360