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  1. CDougherty09

    CDougherty09 Oakley Beginner

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    I bought a pair of Badman X Ti/ Chrome Iridium glasses on eBay. The listing said Polarized. When they arrived they were Asia fit (not in listing, but model # was, so my error on that). They fit pretty well anyway, but the lens is not etched with "polarized" like the other Polarized Oakleys I own. The label on the Oakley box also does not say "Polarized".

    Looking at Oakley's website, it doesn't look like Badman comes in non-polarized. Any idea why it's not etched on the lens?
     
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  2. lee.s.b

    lee.s.b Oakley Enthusiast

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    Badman - Asian Fit - Polarized? - oo6020-05_Badman_X_Ti-Chrome_Iridium_Polar.jpg this is the 6020-05 with polarized etching

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    Badman - Asian Fit - Polarized? - badman no polar.jpg this is the 6035-03 asian fit which doesn't seem to have any etching and they are not described as being polarized

    maybe it's just a querk of the different fitment
     
    Last edited: 4/27/15
  3. Ventruck

    Ventruck Oakley Expert

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    Did you do an lcd screen test?
     
  4. CDougherty09

    CDougherty09 Oakley Beginner

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    Just tried the screen test... did not seem to be polarized. I could clearly see the screen when I turned the glasses counter clockwise. In looking at the Oakley website, I think it's an error there. The "heading" says POLARIZED BADMAN™ (ASIA FIT) but under Lens color on each page it shows:
    • Lens color BLACK IRIDIUM POLARIZED
    • Lens color SAPPHIRE IRIDIUM POLARIZED
    • Lens color CHROME IRIDIUM
    Also for price both Black Iridium and Sapphire Iridium Polarized are $400 and the Chrome Iridium is $350. Guess I can call Oakley and see if they can answer definitively.
     
  5. lee.s.b

    lee.s.b Oakley Enthusiast

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    unfortunately i think the pricing answers the question.
    I cannot understand why it's only the asian fit chrome iridium thats not polarized though
     
  6. CDougherty09

    CDougherty09 Oakley Beginner

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    Yeah that's what I'm thinking too... and agree about why the Chrome isn't polarized. It actually fits me very well, so if it was polarized I'd be fine, as I only paid $269. However, that's more than I would pay for non-polarized. Hopefully I can return it to the seller and look for a polarized one.
     
  7. kronin323

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    Yeah this was explored already in another thread and concluded that they were non-polar.

    Regular badman has base 8 curvature while Asian fit badman has base 6 curvature, i.e. they're flatter.

    The best guess is that, though they had chrome polar blanks in base 8 for the regular ones, they only had non-polar chrome blanks in base 6. So instead of making new base 6 chrome polar blanks, they released the Asian fit as non-polar. But that's just speculation.
     
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  8. CDougherty09

    CDougherty09 Oakley Beginner

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    Well, the good news is the eBay seller will accept the return and I was able to fine the Badman Titanium with Polarized Chrome Iridium Lens OO6020 - 05 from another eBay seller for $295 & free shipping, so $105 off retail and only $20 more than I paid for the non-polarized with shipping.