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Old 11-15-2020, 08:12 PM
RV-4 RV-4 is offline
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Thumbs up Sunglasses

Serengetti Drivers...The best I found so far for flying and driving..

No issues at all in the Boeing, Airbus and RVs...


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Old 11-15-2020, 09:03 PM
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+1 on the Serengeti Driver gradient lenses.
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Old 11-16-2020, 08:29 AM
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Method Sevens are the nicest pair I have but the newer Flying Eyes with the thin plastic frames are the lightest, most comfortable, and most durable.
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Old 11-16-2020, 08:38 AM
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Ray Ban skinny frames with brown lenses. The ear pieces fit under a headset without feeling like they're clamping down on your head. Disclaimer; they are polarized, so if you turn your head sideways, the screen is going to go black- I don't fly with my head turned sideways.

here's a link. not sure if this is the exact model, but they look the same from the picture. I got mine from Nordstroms rack and paid about $50. Like them so much that I went back and got a couple of backup pairs that are now on deck for whenever these break.
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Old 11-16-2020, 08:59 AM
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I got gradient tint sunglasses with a progressive prescription from Zenni online. Best solution I've found so far for the glass panel. They have a variety of frames that are headset friendly. Cheap too, about $80 a pop.
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Old 11-16-2020, 09:14 AM
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I wear non-polarized Ray Bans with a gradient lens - darker at the top of the lens, less tinted at the bottom. They allow you to easily see the instruments / iPad with less interior light, while still blocking outside sun in the upper part of your vision. Ray Bans are not the same quality since Luxotica bought them and moved production overseas, but still a decent value for the money.

And Joe just made Ray Bans cool again.
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Old 11-16-2020, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by bkervaski View Post
Method Sevens are the nicest pair I have but the newer Flying Eyes with the thin plastic frames are the lightest, most comfortable, and most durable.

I have a pair of Ray Bans that work great with my motorcycle helmet, the Method Sevens slide down my nose and out from under the helmet. But the Method Sevens are more comfortable under my headset.
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Old 11-16-2020, 11:00 AM
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I found Rudy's worked well for shooting, I could change the lenses based on conditions. I now use them for everything. I have polarized for none-flying, and some bronze none-polarized for flying. They make pretty much every color and option you can think of, also can get them with a prescription. I have had the same set of frames now for about 8 years.
Mark Andrew Tacquard

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Old 11-16-2020, 12:46 PM
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Default love these with bifocal

these are great for older eyes. light, priced right and durable.
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Old 11-16-2020, 06:03 PM
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I just ordered a pair of the Method Sevens Patriot model. Hope i like them. Never heard of them until this thread. Thank you guys.
Up until midnight tonight they are 25% off.
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