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Author Topic: What's in your kite bag (besides kites)?  (Read 6648 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2012, 06:52 AM »

What kinds I'd shades are you guys wearing? I gotta assume when you're looking at the sky for 6+ hours you don't want a $10 pair from Walmart. I really don't to drop $100+ on Raybans, either. Are there any good UV glasses in the mid-range or is this just one of those things you don't cheap out on?
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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2012, 07:15 AM »

Just beware of the UV ratings, many glasses state they provide 100% UV protection but that is only UVA which any piece of glass or plastic will block or shift. You need protection from UVB also which requires a bit more tech then dollar store glasses. Protection from UVC hasn't been proven as a requirement or infared radiation. But I wear Revo's which provide 100% protection from UVA, UVB, UVC & Infrared, but one of the original attractions to them has been negated now so I'm still using a 20 year old pair. They used to pass 50% more visible light then other sunglasses and I could actually see out of them, but they all have polarization now which by itself blocks 50% of the light then when you add the dyes they are too dark. You dont want to know what they cost but a good pair of glasses is worth it in my book.

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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2012, 08:14 AM »

I figured as much. Just wishful thinking on my part that there'd be a good budget option. I should have known better from all the guys on car forums who constantly ask. "Are these $40 tires any good?!". They never are. There's just some places you don't skimp.

Thanks for the info. I would not have gotten a $10 pair, regardless, but I probably would have gotten something in the $75-100 range thinking I had the right amount of protection.

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