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  1. Fadetoblack

    Fadetoblack Oakley Beginner

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    Hi guys, i am new here. I am looking to get a new pair of sunglasses and looked at a few instore and liked the look and feel of the triggerman model (also liked the badman but a bit too expensive for my budget ). I am just not sure what lens to go for as I like them all somewhat. I do spend quite a bit if time at the beach and it is sunny most of the time so am thinking of getting polarised lens. The options for that are sapphire or tungsten otherwise prizm daily. Otherwise there is the BIP but that is not polarized. I like the look of the sapphire but it might be a bit flashy. If any people have these glasses what did you go with or what would you suggest?
     
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  2. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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    Just a heads up.... you stated that "BIP but that is not polarized"...... BIP IS a polarized lens.

    I'd say go with the Sapphire lens.....it may be flashy but is a nice lens to look through.


    Welcome to the forum. :)
     
  3. headpatrolman

    headpatrolman O Addict

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    Sapphire is awesome. I'd go with the Torch iridium if you can pull off the matte clear frame. Torch look amazing in bright sun
     
  4. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member

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    I would say sapphire.
     
  5. 7legion77

    7legion77 Oakley Enthusiast

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    I wish torch was available for more frames. I'd really like to try it but he holiday ones are a joke. But I have become a huge fan of PRIZM. They are phenomenal lenses.
     
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  6. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member

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    Why do you feel that way about the holiday edition? I have it, and I think it looks great. The only problem I have with the torch is that light transmission is 20% so it is better suited for overcast days IMO.
     
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  7. 7legion77

    7legion77 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Oh I just wish Torch had more options. Cause if I buy a frame that isn't a perfect fit I end up with another shelf whore.
     
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  8. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member

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    Nothing wrong with that.
     
  9. Stanleybb50

    Stanleybb50 Oakley Expert

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    My vote would be Sapphire Iridium Polarized lens... But with a frame that doesn't have that clear part of the orbital. That's what makes it extra flashy in my opinion.

    I also LOVE the Tungsten and the Prizm Daily myself. Very very much. So much that I have all 3 polarized Triggermen! All 3 are wonderful lenses. Arguably maybe the Sapphire might do the best in bright sun?

    Tungsten gives a nice warm not quite maybe brownish to look through and good for changing conditions. But it doesn't look brown from the outside when being worn. Looks lie a milder chrome or almost like black Irish from the outside. Pretty cool.

    Daily Prizm is a rosy contrast (subtle) but just great for all around/jack of all trades and accurate color.

    Sapphire I haven't figured out yet. I love it, but I don't know what I'm getting looking through it yet. I need more time with it. Haha. I get a little contrast (good) despite Oakley listing them as a neutral lens. Accurate colors. I definitely like them a lot though. But they look best on a dark frame in my opinion. Like on the Badman that I custom changed the lenses around in.

    I'll post a couple pics of my Triggermen and also the Badman with the Sapphire in a dark frame.

    It's worth mentioning that the BI (Black Iridium) even though is not polar "might" be the darkest in terms of light transmission? I might be wrong. But I personally like a little just it contrast. Unless I'm in bright sun all day, BI or BIP can get a little boring (to me).


    Badman Dark Carbon with Sapphire (lens swap)
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    Sapphire Triggerman.
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  10. Fadetoblack

    Fadetoblack Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys and the photos Stanley. I am not sold on the holiday torch with the clear frame. With the prizm lens I prefer something more mirrored. I am tossing up between the sapphire or tungsten polarised or the black or ruby iridium. I will need to have another look instore. I don't mind the clear section on the sapphire frame.
     
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