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[pct-l] looking for sunglasses recommendations
- Subject: [pct-l] looking for sunglasses recommendations
- From: dude at fastmail.ca (dude)
- Date: Thu Aug 5 11:07:36 2004
- In-reply-to: <4111D40E.firstname.lastname@example.org>
as far as shapes/styles of frames, I think there is sufficient variety
in the shape of people's heads that recommending a single style of
sunglasses really wouldn't work.
However, there are also a variety of lenses out there and that is
something I've been wondering about also. From what I have seen, there
are basically two choices you have to make:
1. polarized or non-polarized lenses, and
2. lens color.
I have heard that polarized lenses mess with your depth perception and
are therefore not the best selection for hiking. Others say that
polarized lenses don't mess with your depth perception and cut glare
quite a bit and are therefore preferred for most uses.
With lens color, there is also confusion. You basically have to choose
between a grey/charcoal color or a brown/rose color. Supposedly, the
grey/charcoal lenses do the best job at seeing colors as they really
are. All other lens colors supposedly distort the colors in some way.
Apparently photographers like grey/charcoal lenses on sunglasses
because it allows them to see more accurately how the colors truly
look. The brown/rose colored lenses are supposed to be better for
moving in and out of shadows, which is why you see that color so often
with snow skiing glasses and goggles. Supposedly, they allow your eyes
to adjust more quickly to the variance in light. This would seem to
suggest that they would be ideal for hiking in trees.
lastly, I just want to say that I don't really know what I am talking
about. most of what I wrote above was based on what the guy at the
sunglass store told me and/or the little bit that I've read on sunglass
If anyone else has more info on this or first-hand experience, I'd be
curious to see what you have to offer.
> hi all-
> i'm hiking the jmt in sept. does anyone out there have any specific
> recommendations for a pair of sunglasses? apart from uv protection, my
> main concerns are to get something very lightweight and that won't fog
> up when i get hot/sweaty. i know, the best plan is to just go out and
> try on a bunch of them, but before i do that i just figured i'd at
> least ask to see if anyone on the list is just *crazy* about a
> particular make/model. i'm prepared to splurge if i have to, but at
> the same time i don't want to fall victim to the "it's expensive, so
> it MUST be good" thing.
> thanks in advance!
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