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Re: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting

Postby TomW » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:00 am

With polarized lenses you can't see the water Surface very well

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Re: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting

Postby tautologies » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:07 am

yeah I agree especially when riding waves. It does depend a bit on the angle sun to wave but in general I am not too worried about the polarization. $12 is worth checking it out :-)

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Re: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting

Postby Sun » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:52 am

Let me know how it goes, I want to make sure that I’m not a stark raving crazy person.

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Re: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting

Postby plummet » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:39 am

+1 for cheap safety glasses. I add a neoprene elastic strap for 50 cents to stop em falling odd.

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Re: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting

Postby tautologies » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:40 pm

plummet wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:39 am
+1 for cheap safety glasses. I add a neoprene elastic strap for 50 cents to stop em falling odd.
That exactly what I did.

Sun, I'll keep you up to date. They should land at my place tomorrow.

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Re: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting

Postby dylan* » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:50 am

TomW wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:00 am
With polarized lenses you can't see the water Surface very well
the first (and only) time i tried wearing sunglasses while foiling i thought i was going to die because I couldn't tell how high off the water i was :lol: had to ride so carefully

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Re: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting

Postby TomW » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:58 pm

I've stopped wearing glasses on the hydrofoil because it doesn't splash and I have time close my eyes in crashes. So my contacts don't get washed out.

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Re: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting

Postby tautologies » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:53 pm

Ok the #m glasses and straps came in today. I think this is going to be it from me in terms of exploring other options. I do not mind paying for quality, but most glasses cost $150-$250 unless its seaspecs and for they all break fairly fast.
3M with straps came in at at $20 for 4 glasses and 6 straps. I could probably have found cheaper straps if I looked, but whatever.

They fit fine and seems to be decent quality. Though I do not care too much, they also don't look super dorky. My guess is that the quality is not very different from more expensive and designed brands. I'll be using these for any kind of sport.

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Re: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting

Postby alamos_kiter » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:51 am

Cheap glasses for years: polycarbonate frame + polycarbonate glasses, not polarized, add a strap. I always crash with polarized shades, don't see the water surface, so not polarized for me. 10 bucks +-

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Re: Eye protection -> tips on cheap and good-ish sunglasses for kiting

Postby flying grandpa » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:04 am

Considering value for money - Kurtis glasses are cheepest. Geniously simple yet effective antifog ventilation system, polarized, safe elasticity of frame and lenses. On foil you have to have a clear vision all the time or you crash. I've tried about 10 different brands and all were fogging. Since a year I use Kurtis 2-3 times a week all year round. They fall from my face 2-3 times at crashes, but thanks to special strap they stay with you on your neck. Safe eye protection against sunlight, wind, as well as against hevy rain and heavy crashes facefront foiling headhigh waves. Kurtis glasses are not expensive for their value.


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