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  1. brownnugen

    brownnugen Oakley Beginner

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    I have a pair of Flak Jacket XLJs that came with the grey polarized lenses. I commute by bike and there are days when I leave when it is dark and come home when it is dark. There are also days when it is just cloudy/overcast. For those reasons, my grey lenses can't be my one size fits all lenses. Maybe I should have ordered the Flak Jackets with the Transition lenses and purchased the Grey polarized lenses as an extra.

    Of the following lense choices, which would be the best all around for those days when the grey polarized are not appropriate?
    VR28;
    Persimmon;
    G30 Iridium
     
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  2. del518

    del518 I have a few pair.....

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    G30 Iridium.
     
  3. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Persimmon is the brightest lens of those 3 and would work best in the dark, I prefer VR28 for cloudy days.
     
  4. brownnugen

    brownnugen Oakley Beginner

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    Or would it be a better option to try and purchase the amber looking transitions SOLFX lenses? Maybe better to start off with those and then add the grey polarized?
     
  5. BAPD77

    BAPD77 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I like persimmon.
     
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    BAPD77 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    H.i yellow isnt ad either.
     
  7. MarcelN

    MarcelN Oakley Beginner

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    I would go with transitions. One lens for all kind of conditions.
     
  8. Herbsley

    Herbsley Royal Duke of Hijinx

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    I commute by road-bike every day and have found over the years that I only ever actually NEED two lens types.

    Grey
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    Ti Clear

    Not the most exciting or flashy of choices - but that's all I ever carry for commuting, as they cover all conditions.
     
  9. UYZ

    UYZ Oakley Beginner

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    At night, Persimmon rocks because headlights on cars has a low shine, cigarette lighter spark to it. In cloudy days, G30 because when sun peaks out, you still have some protection and when sun hides in the cloud, the view has a persimmon-type feel.
     
  10. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    I was wearing a VR50 the other day while it was gloomy and rainy. The sun started to peak out and it was killer with the high-transmission lens. I think G30/VR28 are much better suited for overcast days, like you said, than persimmon or another lens over 30%.

    On the other hand, I've worn persimmon in pretty dim conditions and felt it lacked in providing enough detail in the dark. I would KILL for a VR70 lens for night driving.