My poor old Wiley-X SG1’s are now getting a bit unserviceable. You will recall the problems I had with them and they have never been resolved. Buying prescription sunglasses is a pain at the best of times but getting prescription sunnies for sea-kayaking and outdoor use is even worse. It’s not like I don’t do the research. I know there’s good gear for aquatic sports but they look stupid in a non-sport setting. The Wileys are right on the cusp of form v. function. They are also bloody uncomfortable when not in goggle mode and when in goggle mode they fog all the time. I cut the seals off and drilled extra holes in them but they are useless. The trip to the Toll-gates with no eyesight was a grind and I didn’t get the full visual experience until I was at the islands and with the Wileys off. That meant I could see as far as the prow of the boat. Another thing that shits me about the SG1s is the way the arms make your ears stick out like a wing-nut. Very uncool.
So, I thought ‘bollocks’! I’m sick of looking and so ducked into OPSM and picked some Oakleys with a polarized script and coughed up the cash. My health fund took care of half of it and now I am even more attractive than normal with some very fashionable eyewear. I asked the girl at OPSM if they’d be good at sea and she said ‘yeah’. OPSM is full of very attractive girls and so I totally believed her. If she said they would restore my eyesight completely I would have believed that too.