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I got 20$ Matzuo fishing sunglasses.....is there a really difference in ''what you see'' between sunglasses for 20$ and those expensive for 100-200$?

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Its night and day. I didnt know what i was missing until i bought costa 580G shades. Simply amazing...

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Its night and day. I didnt know what i was missing until i bought costa 580G shades. Simply amazing...

best way to put it.

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You'd be surprised how much lense color effects it too. I have three pairs of polarized oakley sunglasses. One lense black, one bronze and one gray. I can see into the water with the black and gray, but the bronze makes it look like the water isn't even there.

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You'd be surprised how much lense color effects it too. I have three pairs of polarized oakley sunglasses. One lense black, one bronze and one gray. I can see into the water with the black and gray, but the bronze makes it look like the water isn't even there.

Which Oakley model do you have (those brown)?

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I have 2 pairs of Oakley Gascans, 1 with Polarized Black Iridium, 1 with Bronze Polarized and I have the Batwolf with Grey Polarized.

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I've been using high quality sunglasses for years. The higher quality the lenses, the more optically correct they are which helps eliminate eyestrain. Solar Bat is owned by an optometrist and makes high quality glasses. Their Mossback lens tint is great for fishing.

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The higher quality the lenses, the more optically correct they are which helps eliminate eyestrain.

I work for an optomotrist and you are exactly right. The difference in the glasses are the lenses, the better quality the lens, the better optics you will get. A lot of the higher end glasses are digitally surfaced, like Wiley X, and the optics are mind blowing. The clarity you see is unmatched.

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I have Oakley fives squared in the polarized black iridium and love them there's a huge difference from my old berkley glasses I had. I haven't tried them in shallow lakes and rivers back home yet but here in Kuwait fishing saltwater its like night and day like said before there's a huge difference and Oakley's are low on the totem pole when it comes to fishing glasses from what iv gathered.

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Huge difference! The cheaper glasses just don't have the best polarized lenses and the better the polarized lense the better they are going to be.

I have prescription Oakley sunglasses with Oakley polarized lenses and I would never use anything else again, well worth the $$$$

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Thank you.

The price range is 200$ , which would you recommended?

Never used sunglasses....to be honest I hate them, I like to have one just for fishing...so I will see more what is under the water.Will shop in BPS, or SAIL.

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I've only had experience with Oakleys. I recommend Oakley Gascans with Bronze Polarized. Stylish and they work great. They go for about $170.

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I am shopping for new sunglasses now. Should I go with a natural gray or a bronze lens? Sunglasses will be Maui Jim's

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Thank you.

The price range is 200$ , which would you recommended?

Never used sunglasses....to be honest I hate them, I like to have one just for fishing...so I will see more what is under the water.Will shop in BPS, or SAIL.

I have used both Oakley and Costa in the last few years, and the difference over $20 shades is incredible. Oakleys are good, and much better than el cheapos, but Costa 580Gs really are significantly better than Oakleys. The 580 glass lenses are stunning. And, since they are glass, you don't have to worry about scratching quite as easily. I realize they're like $50 -$100 more than most Oakleys, but it really is worth it. Until Costa produces something better, I have promised myself they are all I'll use. Llifetime warranty. https://www.costadelmar.com/

If you're looking for some great glasses in the $120, check out the Guideline Elite glasses. They are glass lens shades made for fishing. I've never got to try them, but I've heard great things. http://guidelinedirect.com/?gclid=CK7aztSJwbACFYFo4AodExy_YA

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Check out Solar Bat. They have been around a long time and are very reasonably priced. Their top of the line PNVXD lenses are $140 for the Mossback fishing tint. They also have patented gradient lenses which are not available anywhere else. They have either Mossback or Amber tint on the top half and gradually change to high contrast yellow at the bottom. If you come into shaded areas, you can tilt your head slightly and look out the bottom High Con Yellow. I wear the Amber gradients on flat light days and early in the mornings.

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Check out Solar Bat. They have been around a long time and are very reasonably priced. Their top of the line PNVXD lenses are $140 for the Mossback fishing tint. They also have patented gradient lenses which are not available anywhere else. They have either Mossback or Amber tint on the top half and gradually change to high contrast yellow at the bottom. If you come into shaded areas, you can tilt your head slightly and look out the bottom High Con Yellow. I wear the Amber gradients on flat light days and early in the mornings.

What about their warranty?

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They have their No Nonsense Warranty. Go to www.solarbat.com and you can read the full warranty.

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I use Maui Jim sports with the HCL bronze with excelent results. Had the grey lens prior and they did not cut throught the water as well. Also have a pair of wWeilyX. they perform well and are more durable the the Maui Jim but don't cut through the water as well. If you can afford the extra $$, costa 580G's are by most accounts better then the rest.

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I absolutely love my Costa 580G Man o' War shades. Green mirrored lenses is the way to go

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Diddo for me on the Costa 580G Man o' war green mirrored lenses. Awesome!!! Warranty awesome too. This is my second pair. Costa replaced my first pair no questions asked when the nose guard for whatever reason became loose.

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Thank you for all recommendations. Went today to BPS Vaughan ,ON....to buy those 580G....they had v.poor selection 580G was only one model in stock (Corbina, that I didnt like the frame)..and the price of 580G in BPS Canada is ridiculous ...299+13% HST (tax).....LOL!

after all I bought UnderArmour Igniter Brown .

Thank you.

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I'm a sunglass freak: I have Vintage Bausch and Lomb Ray Bans, Costas, Maui Jims, Wileys, Persol. .

I like the Costa Blackfin with Green Mirror 580G (that's GLASS vs the P which is polycorbonate) BPS has them for list of $249. Ebay for $160. Best for freshwater fishing. Large on the face and keeps out side glare.

I have the Costa ballast with Bronze 580P lens wrap around style.....good all around for fishing AND driving. Very light on the face. . On the bay for $115.

I really like the ST (Super Thin) glass lens in the Maui Jims. I have the Shoreline with Bronze lens.....about as good as the Costas. Also have the Peahi which is the same size as the Costa Blackfin....pretty large....with Grey ST lens.....great for saltwater.....$160 on the Bay.

My Ray Bans are all Vintage Bausch and Lombs and are NOT Polarized but 100% UV protected. Wayfarer, Clubmaster, Wayfarer Max, are my personal favorites.

Also, a folding Steve McQueen PERSOL.......great trick glasses.....folds up small and look great.....not polarized.

I don't think you can get by with ONE pair of sunglasses......

Try driving in a pouring rain with a Bronze lens polarized......cuts right through it!

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Used to use cheap ones, then got a pair of Oakleys. Liked them but recently bought a pair of Costa Brine 580G with the green mirror lenses... Incredible difference. Got them brand new for cheap on ebay too. Just have to look to find the deals.

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I recently tried on a pair of Solar Bats, the Sensor frame with Mossback lenses. Gotta get me a pair of those.

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