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  1. 96.SVT.COBRA

    96.SVT.COBRA Oakley Enthusiast

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    Looking to snag a 2nd and 3rd set of lenses for when the time comes I find a 2nd pair or I need to replace my lenses. I will be getting a grey set and I would like to pick up 1 more of these options. Out of the group, which other set would you get and why? My frames are a dark carbon I believe.

    http://oakleyvault.com/product/half-x-replacement-lenses/16-874

    Thanks for the input
     
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  2. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    They're so cheap, I'd get the lot! And some extra gold and VR28...

    I'd go for either of those iridiums ahead of any of the others, including grey.
     
  3. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    For me, polarized is almost must-have. And they have $80 bronze polar for $24. But unfortunately AFAIK that lens doesn't have iridium, which is almost must-have, too. But I just bought a set, anyway...:D

    Too good a deal...
     
  4. 96.SVT.COBRA

    96.SVT.COBRA Oakley Enthusiast

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    Yep.. I'm fairly new to the site but I've been upset at myself in the past for not picking up extra pieces to my glasses I already have so I went ahead and got 4 sets total of extra lenses. Looks like the ice iridium and titanium iridium are still on the regular site so I may wait a bit to see if those pop up on the vault and snag those as well. Next up is to find a 2nd pair of frames which I think I have a line on for sub 200. All things considered, is it a fair price? I don't believe they have polarized lenses at the moment but if the rubber pieces are ok I'll probably end up getting them too.
     
  5. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    The problem with Half-X is they have a reputation of the spring hinges breaking. As in breaking off completely. This is the main (but not only) reason they're kinda the "orphan child" among x-metals. And in a resell market, they attract they least prices. So yeah, a set for sub-$200 is decent, but frames-only should be even less.

    But many really like their look. I'm not saying to stay away - if you dig 'em, get 'em. Just be careful with the hinges...
     
  6. OpinionatedOakley

    OpinionatedOakley Oakley Beginner

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    I have two sets of Half X that I've worn about once a month for the last few years; I also have a titanium NSW frame that gets frequent wear. Both of these models have complaints online of "spring hinges breaking", but I've never had a single problem. I suspect the complaints should be worded more honestly: "The spring hinges break when I sit on them/smash them/run over them with a car..." etc...