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  1. ben23

    ben23 Oakley Beginner

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    Dear Oakleyfriends, I like Oakley Co. and their sunglasses but I don't understand why they don't produce lens both photocromic and polarised!! Why?
    Have sense lens that changes darkness following the light (I suppose very usefull in many different daily situations eg. driving in a sunny day crossing a tunnel..) and also filtering reflections?? I think so!
    In fact other Co. do its. I really don't understand why Oakley doesn't do its too!!
    What do you think?
     
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  2. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Who else does it?

    The photochromic lenses start clear, and polarized lenses can't be clear.

    Also, photochromic does not work when you are inside of a car. The car windows have UV filters, the lens needs UV to activate.
     
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  3. ben23

    ben23 Oakley Beginner

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    Ok so it's enough only polarised lens?
     
  4. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Oakley do polarized... Im not a fan..
     
  5. ben23

    ben23 Oakley Beginner

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    ruddy project lens? Do you know its? Both photocromic and polarised
     
  6. Ventruck

    Ventruck Oakley Expert

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    Yeah, Rudy Project makes it. I've never tried it, though, just Impact X photochromic red.

    I'm pretty sure demand isn't high for lenses to be both polarized and photochromic since in low light conditions glare isn't as big of an issue. Otherwise, Oakley would've made it.
     
  7. ben23

    ben23 Oakley Beginner

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    Yes Ventruck, exactly. i don't understand why Oakley didn't do it instead other companies did it. Not so important like polarised?
     
  8. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    To be honest another brand that is polarised, will not be as nice to look through, than a non polarised Oakley product!

    You cant beat Oakley lenses. Only one brand has optics that are comparable to Oakley and that is Julbo. The grandfather of all outdoor sports sunglasses. Julbo do not offer the same comfort or impact resistance though.
     
  9. ben23

    ben23 Oakley Beginner

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    Thank you very very much for your suggestion Wavecloud!! It's gold for me. What do you think about SI BALLISTIC M FRAME 3.0? I'd like to buy it
     
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  10. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I rate the sports specific sunglasses over any other Oakley's... Best to try before you buy though, if you can! :)