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  1. D-Rat

    D-Rat Oakley Beginner

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    Hey all,

    I was thinking about purchasing a pair of black iridium polarized lenses for my antix to use while driving in the car.
    I just got my G1 (learners permit) and polarization cuts out a ton of glare.

    From your experience; do the antix/hijinx create any blindspots?

    Is there a better frame for driving with?

    Any tips/suggestions are much appreciated!
     
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  2. del518

    del518 I have a few pair.....

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    I have (and had) a good number of Antix frames and lenses. There are no blind spots (considering you are wearing sunglasses). It is a larger frame and does not fit everyone....but it is extremly comfortabel to wear. If you need a polarized lens, you may want to check out VR28 black iridium polarized also.
     
  3. D-Rat

    D-Rat Oakley Beginner

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    Yeah, I love my antix <3
    Whats the difference between the VR28 black iridium polarized & the regular black iridium polarized?
     
  4. del518

    del518 I have a few pair.....

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    The base lens is different. With the Black Iridium Polarized you have a base lens that is Grey. With the VR28 Black Iridium Polarized you have a base lens of VR28, which to me gives better contrast. I have the VR28 lens in my ski goggles and love them for both Sunny and Overcast days.

    I am sure you have been on the link below...but in case you haven't this will compare various lenses and you can read some reviews as well.

    The Oakley Review - Lenses

    To be honest you can't go wrong with either one.....I am just a big VR28 fan.
     
  5. D-Rat

    D-Rat Oakley Beginner

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    Yeah, I've been there many times :p
    I just read the black iridium polarized reviews and the VR28 black iridium polarized reviews & the Vr28 reviews seem to be alot more positive when it comes to driving.

    VR28 is a brownish lens though, I have polished black w ghost text frames. Will the VR28 lens look weird in my frames?
     
  6. del518

    del518 I have a few pair.....

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    I dont' think so. I had the Antix Text Frames (sold them to Yoshi) and I wish I still had them. Someday I will have another pair.
     
  7. D-Rat

    D-Rat Oakley Beginner

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    I suppose I'll have to go check em out in person to be sure :p
    Thanks a lot for your help!
     
  8. -=Jeff=-

    -=Jeff=- Oakley Enthusiast

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    Lens colors I have used for driving and like:

    Black Iridium Polarized

    VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

    OO Black Iridium Polarized

    Ice Iridium Polarized no longer own)

    I have also used:
    Black Iridium
    +Red Iridium Polarized

    the + red is better for overcast days for me.. OO Black Iridium Polarized are my favorite followed by Black Iridium Polarized, then VR28 Black Iridium Polarized
     
  9. xInZax

    xInZax Gascan Addict

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    The lenses I prefer are the Vr28 Black Iridium or non iridium counterpart polarized, along with the OO Black and Grey Polarized.

    I also enjoy Tungsten Polarized over Titanium, since it has a much less bronze look through them.

    As for the frame, I don't see anything wrong with the Antix. The view is HUGE. I usually prefer the Wireframes for driving though. I carry the Nanowire 2.0 and Splinter's with me all the time in the car exclusively for those reasons.
     
  10. sander

    sander Oakley Enthusiast

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    I guess I'm the only one who loves driving with a pair of RazorBlades with Fire, then.