As winter approaches i want to ride a few afternoon rides up the Bollards etc. but want a pair of glasses that protect from sunlight but change to clear as the light goes down. So far i have looked at Oakey / Rudy Projects but am interested if others have tried or recomend any. I am looking for as dark of tint as possible to clear
The Rudy Project glasses are fabulous and they do well with prescription inserts (cheaper than wiggle if you have private health insurance). Generally speaking for all the brands I think you either choose totally clear to not quite as dark a tint or very lightly tinted to very dark tint.
I recently got a pair of the Oakley Jawbones with a pair of transitions lenses as well as a set of the orange low light lenses...I've not taken the transitions lenses out yet.
Mine were pretty expensive as I got the custom versions from their website (thanks CGU) but I've seen them on special at places like Super Elliots because Oakley are in the process of phasing out both the Jawbone & the transition lense for new models in each.
How many $$ are we talking at Super Elliots atm?
This was just after Easter but I think they were down to about $200-$250ish from around $350, obviously they price a little higher than the regular Jawbones.
I phoned them yesterday, $279 for just the lenses or $$288 for Jawbone with transition lenses.
makes sense, Oakley have released a model that has superseded the Jawbones. They sound like they may be the new lenses, which have been developed with the 'Transitions' brand as opposed to the older ones that were just Oakley lenses with the photochromatic technology.
Anaconda had the photochromic glasses out on special the other day for around $35.
I bought a pair and took them back the next day....they didnt change tint from full on direct sun to indoors! You get what you pay for.
Love my Shimano S70R glasses. They are extremenly comfortable and don't fog up for me like all other glasses I have tried. They don't appear to get real dark, but they somehow block out more than enough.