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Old 01-26-2019, 08:18 PM   #1
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My Costas are pretty much done and it is time for a new pair, I love my Costas and they save my eye from a piece of wire from the grinder. Is there a better alternative out there I use them everyday from fishing to work.
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:19 PM   #2
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:23 PM   #3
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Oaklet prisms are pretty solid
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:42 PM   #4
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None are better than Costaís that Iíve had.


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Old 01-26-2019, 08:49 PM   #5
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I like everything about my Costas except the weight of the glass lenses. I usually wear my Oakleyís with the Prizm Deep Water lenses more often than not these days.
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:56 PM   #6
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Love my Costaís!


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Old 01-26-2019, 09:09 PM   #7
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If your wanting a Z-87 approved....WileyX
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:11 PM   #8
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:19 PM   #9
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Just send your Costas back. I’m on the water more than most. Worn Oakley as I get them issued. Headaches. Wiley’s I got a demo pair- headaches. Costa and Orvis. I get Costa’s fairly cheap so I wear them daily. I have about 6 pairs with different lensss depending on the sky conditions but usually green or blue. I’m just speaking for glasses that are used on the water and all day long every day
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:27 PM   #10
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I have Oakley’s, Costas and Smith Optics and out of those 3 I wear the Smiths the most.
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:17 PM   #11
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Strike king s11s are great for the price.
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:19 PM   #12
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Costa is the best and has the best warranty.
Send them in and they’ll send them back looking brand new for way less than buying a pair of nice sunglasses from another company.
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:21 PM   #13
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:23 PM   #14
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I like everything about my Costas except the weight of the glass lenses. I usually wear my Oakleyís with the Prizm Deep Water lenses more often than not these days.
Same here
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:11 PM   #15
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:12 PM   #16
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:13 PM   #17
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Look up wileyx..... I use them everyday with work and fishing. I am also a dealer and can get you a discount if interested

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Old 01-26-2019, 11:15 PM   #18
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Had Maui Jim, prefer Costa.
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:38 PM   #19
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Costa 580G's
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Old 01-27-2019, 12:13 AM   #20
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Skeleton optics

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Old 01-27-2019, 12:20 AM   #21
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Used to wear costas for a long time Iíve since moved on.

BEX is what Iíve worn the last 6 or 7 years and Iíll probably never wear anything else unless they go under.


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Old 01-27-2019, 01:07 AM   #22
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Every pair I have had scratched so easy and I'm OCD about my sunglasses not getting scratched. Haven't had that issue with my costa.
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Old 01-27-2019, 05:49 AM   #23
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Costa. I know their warranty is sorta hit and miss these days, but the 580 glass lenses are hard to beat. I'd like to try a pair of Maui Jim at some point.
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:09 AM   #24
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Kaenons. About 100 times better than Costas. Made in Italy, warranty as good as it gets, and the best polarized lens I've used. Been through many a pair of Costas, and they are junk imo unless you baby them.
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:20 AM   #25
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:29 AM   #26
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Costas, like them much better than oakleys or maui jims I've owned. Virtually every boat I've ever been on the coast all wear costas
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:33 AM   #27
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I've seen kaenons recommended before but not being able to try them on and same cost as costas makes switching tough.
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:43 AM   #28
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Smith Optics ChromaPop lens.
I’ve tried them all and kept coming back to Smith.
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:07 AM   #29
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Costas here also the glass lense anyways
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:41 AM   #30
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Smith optics.
Buy costas if you want the ear pieces falling a part ever 2 years.
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:49 AM   #31
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I'm a Costa fan . I wear the brine because they are smaller and lighter.. nothing compares to glass lenses. I liked the Wylie x but the finish scratches and wears off the plastic lenses.
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:54 AM   #32
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I like Oakley's.

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Old 01-27-2019, 07:56 AM   #33
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Smith optics.
Buy costas if you want the ear pieces falling a part ever 2 years.
Was a fishing guide in the Keys for many years, tried them all.
This x2
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:58 AM   #34
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Smith optics.
Buy costas if you want the ear pieces falling a part ever 2 years.
Word.

I prefer my oakley polarized over Costa. I wish they still made the oakley frames I like

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Old 01-27-2019, 08:23 AM   #35
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I’ve wore the same pair of costas for 10 years. They are hard to beat
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Old 01-27-2019, 08:53 AM   #36
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Oaklet prisms are pretty solid
Love mine.

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Old 01-27-2019, 09:15 AM   #37
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:17 AM   #38
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Gotta a pair of costa Jose I’ll sell if any one is interested.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:29 AM   #39
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OP, are you needing Z-87 glasses?
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:38 AM   #40
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No I don't need the glasses for safety, but I do wear them cutting and while working.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:42 AM   #41
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:53 AM   #42
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:58 AM   #43
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Costas daily and Maui’s for everything else and you won’t go wrong IMO.
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:00 AM   #44
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No I don't need the glasses for safety, but I do wear them cutting and while working.
If you're buffing with a wire wheel....you do need safety glasses..
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:06 AM   #45
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[QUOTE=Traildust;13955102]If you're buffing with a wire wheel....you do need safety glasses..[/QUOTE
It's not an everyday thing
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:13 AM   #46
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Maui Jim's. In 30 years I've had two pair. I ruined the first pair while welding up a hog trap. I forgot they were hanging from my neck and some slag got them. My second pair I've had for 10 years and they are still going strong. I've never tried Costa's but my Brother in Law swears by them.
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:03 AM   #47
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Smith optics.
Buy costas if you want the ear pieces falling a part ever 2 years.
Ear pieces fall apart but they replace them for free for the life of the product when that happens, Iíll take it.
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:29 AM   #48
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Costa with glass not poly lenses for water and eye protection from the sun. If you are using them for working around tools and other hazards I would not recommend Costa. Oakley - Wiley and other poly lenses. I don't like poly as it does not protect as well against sun damage and I don't work around anything but sun and girls in little clothing.
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:32 AM   #49
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Love my Maui Jimís. Have had Costa liked them also.


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Old 01-27-2019, 12:15 PM   #50
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Just send your Costas back. Iím on the water more than most. Worn Oakley as I get them issued. Headaches. Wileyís I got a demo pair- headaches. Costa and Orvis. I get Costaís fairly cheap so I wear them daily. I have about 6 pairs with different lensss depending on the sky conditions but usually green or blue. Iím just speaking for glasses that are used on the water and all day long every day
Now thatís serious about fishing! Different lenses depending on light conditions. I dig it!
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