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  1. Quiggers

    Quiggers Oakley Beginner

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    Hi all,

    My Name is Brendan. I'm a long time wearer of Oakley's as they seem to last a hell of a lot longer than anything else I tried.

    I've just bought a new pair of Holbrooks to replace a pair of Ray Bans that the rubber coating has become all sticky.

    We've been on holiday in Hawaii and I decided to treat myself to a new pair of glasses in the Kalakaua Avenue Store. I bought a pair of Black Frames with The Black Iridium Polarised lenses. Wore them for 2 days and now have scratches on them from the missus placing them in her handbags... Needless to say, I am a little shattered.

    My previous pair of Hijinx are still going strong after 8? years and have minimal scratches. I am a little disappointed as I didn't realise the Iridium coating was so easily scratched.

    Needless to say, I will be replacing the lenses. Does anyone have a suggestion for the most hard wearing lense to suit this style of frame? I am open to suggestions, either Oakley or Aftermarket...

    Cheers.

    Brendan.
     
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  2. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Welcome to the forum.


    My suggestion is do not let your wife just toss your pair of sunglasses in her bag to bounce around in there without being inside a case for protection.

    It doesn't matter what lens you buy. If you have it bouncing around inside a purse it's going to get scratches.

    Buy a case for the glasses. When you take them off put them inside that case.
     
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  3. Quiggers

    Quiggers Oakley Beginner

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    Sorry, I forgot to mention they were in the micro bag supplied and in a section of her handbag specifically for glasses... I also received an Oakley hard case but they are too bulky to carry around all the time.

    Needless to say, her 6 year old Prada's and my ray bans have survived this pocket many of times without extra protection...

    Anyhow, looks like I need to save for some new lenses...

    Are the non-iridium coated Lenses More Durable?
     
  4. cyclerdoug

    cyclerdoug Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    @Quiggers welcome to the forum. The hard cases may seem a little bulky but they are worth the trouble. See if you can find one specific to your pair (some cover 3 or 4 models) or pickup a "torpedo" case. Silver long oval with the O in black on it. Some people like them better than the soft vaults. I just carry that or a soft vault (Juliets won't fit in the torpedo case) and lay it on the table when we go inside and I take them off, or put the case in her purse or bag. After a few times you won't even notice it.
     
  5. Jacob Carstens

    Jacob Carstens Oakley Expert

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  6. Orion

    Orion Oakley Enthusiast

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    Welcome to the Forum (mate). I only use the microfiber bag if I have them in my jacket pocket with nothing else in there. Anywhere else, they go in a hard case.
     
  7. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    Welcome bro...
     
  8. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
  9. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    sOuLfUlFoRg Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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