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#11192023 - 10/28/15 03:02 PM Sunglasses.....
musiclife_7 Online   content
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1202
Loc: Wylie, TX
Lost my Wiley X glasses in an unfortunate experience on the water....looking to replace them with another really nice set of glasses. I'm debating between Costa, Wiley X and Oakley....Shoot me some input!

If you chime in, please state "WHY" not just a brand name....Money isn't really an issue as I expect to pay $200-400 for them probably.....
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#11192142 - 10/28/15 04:04 PM Re: Sunglasses..... [Re: musiclife_7]
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4032
Loc: somervell county
Costa De Mar in Blackfin frames w/580 glass. The frames provide the shading I like for my eyes(wide sides) and the 580 glass is extremely clear. For bright sunny days on the water I like the blue mirror or green mirror glass. Like high-def glasses.


Edited by 361V (10/28/15 04:05 PM)
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#11192161 - 10/28/15 04:11 PM Re: Sunglasses..... [Re: musiclife_7]
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Loc: Wylie, TX
Thanks 361V!!! Yeah I have a wide face so I was looking at those frames for Costa. Is there much of a difference between the blue and green?
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#11192187 - 10/28/15 04:26 PM Re: Sunglasses..... [Re: musiclife_7]
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I use Oakley out of loyalty mostly. Their customer service has been really good to me. They are really clear and comfortable because of the lite weight and the rubber ear sleeves keep them in place. Amphibia's would be a good choice if dropping in water is a problem because they float but I have no personal experience with them as far as fit and comfort. I also have a couple of pairs of the Strike King S11 that I keep in the boat and they work as good as my Oakley's do and I would have to drop 5 pairs to feel as bad as I would if my Oakley's went over.

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#11192203 - 10/28/15 04:34 PM Re: Sunglasses..... [Re: musiclife_7]
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Registered: 03/15/05
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Loc: Flower Mound
Costa
Maui
Oakley
Amphibia

Costa fits me the best and has the best glass out there, maui are a close second, Oakley if i cant find the first 2. Amphibia sink like a ship.
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#11192275 - 10/28/15 05:22 PM Re: Sunglasses..... [Re: musiclife_7]
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Registered: 03/04/09
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Loc: Lantana,Tx
I have the Costa Fantail 580g green mirror and they are great, very clear, and crisp.

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#11192305 - 10/28/15 05:37 PM Re: Sunglasses..... [Re: musiclife_7]
361V Online   content
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Loc: somervell county
Originally Posted By: musiclife_7
Thanks 361V!!! Yeah I have a wide face so I was looking at those frames for Costa. Is there much of a difference between the blue and green?
To me there is not much difference between green or blue but I prefer the green. Costa's website is real handy for discriptions of different shades, styles.., Lists the different sizes/fits of the numerous frame styles. Important for a water head like me! :-)
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#11192398 - 10/28/15 06:25 PM Re: Sunglasses..... [Re: musiclife_7]
JayInNRH Offline
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Loc: NRHTX
Costa has the best color differentiation and contrast to me. Very vivid compared to cheapo lenses.
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#11192434 - 10/28/15 06:42 PM Re: Sunglasses..... [Re: musiclife_7]
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12208
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I have Costa Fathoms 580 green mirror and blue mirror but like my Amphibia's better

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#11192441 - 10/28/15 06:46 PM Re: Sunglasses..... [Re: hyperdav008]
senko9S Offline
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Loc: Bedford, TX
whats up with amphibia? figured you would have the hook up with Brandon.
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#11192491 - 10/28/15 07:08 PM Re: Sunglasses..... [Re: musiclife_7]
Big Swimbait Offline
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Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 381
Loc: Irving
You have to check often because the inventory changes daily, but this site is where I buy Costa's. Thay have other brands heavily discounted also.

http://www.steepandcheap.com/gear-cache/costa-and-native-sunglasses-on-sale#?brand=Costa

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#11192509 - 10/28/15 07:15 PM Re: Sunglasses..... [Re: musiclife_7]
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Granbury
I've had my costas for three years and they are falling apart. I will go back to Wiley x or amphibia.

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#11192617 - 10/28/15 08:01 PM Re: Sunglasses..... [Re: musiclife_7]
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Registered: 05/07/05
Posts: 475
Loc: DFW
I'm a costas guy all the way. Glass lenses are better than any poly lens out there. Hands down. Yes, glass lenses are heavier, but the clarity is signicantly better. IMO Oakleys are junk. I have never owned amphibias, so I can't speak to them.

BTW,
blue mirror was designed for off shore (think salt water off shore or blue water)
green mirrow was designed for inshore(or shallower water)
Silver mirror was a shot at sight fishing murkier shallow water typical of bass fishing.
At least this is how it was explained to me.


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#11192748 - 10/28/15 08:38 PM Re: Sunglasses..... [Re: milkfisher]
Chris B Online   content
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Registered: 05/02/03
Posts: 5735
Loc: Prosper, TX
I own Maui Jims and Costa's. I prefer the Maui Jims hands down myself. I just sent them back to get repaired/replaced for a very reasonable price after my 8 month old lab chewed them to pieces.
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#11192813 - 10/28/15 08:57 PM Re: Sunglasses..... [Re: musiclife_7]
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Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1348
Loc: Lake Fork
I have Oakleys, think they suck for fishing. I've tried a couple of different lense colors and it hasn't made a difference. I also think that the S11's from Strike King are better than Oakley.
I had a pair of Costas before the Oakleys. Good glasses but I had a lense fall out and couldn't get them warrantied so I walked away from them.

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