Top Ad Widget

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What color tint is best for hunting sunglasses? Brown, green, yellow, gray, blue or something else?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Michael_V
    replied
    Let I just say that this is the first time I have ordered from this seller and, as such, was a little hesitant to make the purchase. However, the customer service oriented approach used quickly dispelled these worries. Within a day of submitting my order, I received an email from them thanking me for my purchase and stating that they had included a complimentary hard case and the microfiber cloth with these sunglasses. Within a day of receiving my order, I received a followup email from them thanking me again for the order and assuring 100% customer satisfaction. Outstanding work for it made me, the customer, feel important and confident in my purchase.

    Leave a comment:


  • Ontario Honker Hunter
    replied
    Originally posted by Ontario Honker Hunter View Post
    Years (no decades) ago I had a pair of prescription glasses in "soft pink" tint. They were designed to reduce the glare from office fluorescent tube light fixtures. Worked VERY well when hunting in snow. Let's see ... I think I have a photo. Yep. 1981. When hunting I prefer to have as much color vision variability as possible so I seldom wear sunglasses. Clip-on sunglasses are a genuine handicap. Adding that extra layer of glass/plastic really cuts back on sharpness.
    Charlie: That's not the big one. Check this out: http://www.fieldandstream.com/photos/trophy-room/hunting/big-game/elk/big-bull-1971

    Leave a comment:


  • Pathfinder1
    replied
    Hi...!!

    Polarized is good, but...to best PROTECT your eyes...make sure that the glasses have a high UV rating...!! In time, UV can SERIOUSLY hurt your eyes...!!

    Leave a comment:


  • huntfishtrap
    replied
    I almost never wear sunglasses when hunting. The only time I do is during the winter when the sun is really glaring off the snow. Then I just use my polarized fishing sunglasses - the lenses on those are gray. I have just never needed sunglasses for hunting, beyond that. I know people who swear by amber lenses; they say that the amber color really helps brighten things in low light. Never tried them myself though.

    Leave a comment:


  • charlie elk
    replied
    Originally posted by JM View Post
    Have you tried eye black before(like a football or baseball player would use)? Does a great job at reducing glare, especially if paired with a billed hat. I would do everything in my power to avoid wearing sunglasses while hunting, but if I had to pick a pair I'd pick a black or some other dark color.
    --
    You could also get tented lens covers on your rifle scope if you wanted to avoid sunglasses.
    I've tried them and wear em sometimes depending on the lighting. The problem has been they're too dark, cause me to miss seeing game I'd normally have no trouble seeing on cloudy days. I'm getting ready to order some tinted prescription glasses which will be polarized. My normal clear hunting lenses are polarized and help some; I think a tint would help more. The answers here sound like rose-colored glasses might be the way to go.

    Leave a comment:


  • pineywoods
    replied
    I don't wear sunglasses when I hunt. Most of my hunting is done in woodland and at either end of the day, so I don't want to cut down on light. Can't stand yellow.

    For fishing (salt water) I have prescription polarized glasses in the brown tint which increases contrast and helps me see fish. Not that it makes them bite, but at least I know they're there.

    Leave a comment:


  • JM
    replied
    Originally posted by JM View Post
    Have you tried eye black before(like a football or baseball player would use)? Does a great job at reducing glare, especially if paired with a billed hat. I would do everything in my power to avoid wearing sunglasses while hunting, but if I had to pick a pair I'd pick a black or some other dark color.
    --
    You could also get tented lens covers on your rifle scope if you wanted to avoid sunglasses.
    Have you tried hunting with light colored polarized lenses made for fishing? A high quality pair does wonders for removing the glare on the water.

    Leave a comment:


  • charlie elk
    replied
    Originally posted by JM View Post
    Have you tried eye black before(like a football or baseball player would use)? Does a great job at reducing glare, especially if paired with a billed hat. I would do everything in my power to avoid wearing sunglasses while hunting, but if I had to pick a pair I'd pick a black or some other dark color.
    --
    You could also get tented lens covers on your rifle scope if you wanted to avoid sunglasses.
    When I paint up the black is under the eyes to help camouflage my eyes from the game. Does not seem to help me see into the brush on a sunny day any better. Back in the late 70's I volunteered to be the government's guinea pig during their RK surgery experiments. As my age increases the scar tissue in my eyes is causing intense glare problems. Can't use lighted scopes because the lighted dots or crosshairs look like starbursts.

    Leave a comment:


  • charlie elk
    replied
    Originally posted by Buckshott00 View Post
    It depends on the lighting conditions. I tend to go with red or pink fairly often. Orange and Yellow work pretty well too.
    When I go hunting I'm quite pollyannish so rose colored glasses might just be the way to go.

    Leave a comment:


  • JM
    replied
    Originally posted by JM View Post
    Have you tried eye black before(like a football or baseball player would use)? Does a great job at reducing glare, especially if paired with a billed hat. I would do everything in my power to avoid wearing sunglasses while hunting, but if I had to pick a pair I'd pick a black or some other dark color.
    --
    You could also get tented lens covers on your rifle scope if you wanted to avoid sunglasses.
    And I'm not sure if you are familiar with this TV show, but I found this online..."On an episode of Mythbusters, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman tested whether eye black reduces glare. They determined that, while eye black does not eliminate glare, it does improve an athlete's ability to differentiate between light and dark, enhancing a player's ability to track moving objects in a sunny environment.

    Leave a comment:


  • JM
    replied
    Originally posted by JM View Post
    Have you tried eye black before(like a football or baseball player would use)? Does a great job at reducing glare, especially if paired with a billed hat. I would do everything in my power to avoid wearing sunglasses while hunting, but if I had to pick a pair I'd pick a black or some other dark color.
    --
    You could also get tented lens covers on your rifle scope if you wanted to avoid sunglasses.
    Well, if you wear the camo black in a similar fashion to the way football/baseball players do, then yes it would work. I've seen people using all sorts of colors, it is just the positioning of the eye black that matters.

    Leave a comment:


  • Okwaho
    replied
    Originally posted by Okwaho View Post
    I've never used sunglasses. I think about it once a while on bright winter days but just make do with my hat brim. I wore glasses from age 12 to 35 and once I was free of them, I couldn't really stand the feeling of anything on my face again. As for the wrinkles I'm getting from squinting, I just use Oil of Olay.
    Just kidding, btw, about the Oil of Olay.

    Leave a comment:


  • charlie elk
    replied
    Originally posted by JM View Post
    Have you tried eye black before(like a football or baseball player would use)? Does a great job at reducing glare, especially if paired with a billed hat. I would do everything in my power to avoid wearing sunglasses while hunting, but if I had to pick a pair I'd pick a black or some other dark color.
    --
    You could also get tented lens covers on your rifle scope if you wanted to avoid sunglasses.
    Does black camo paint count? I wear bucket style hats while hunting to shade my eyes and break up the human head outline.
    Scoping is not a safe practice. I need to see into the brush on sunny days to find the game.

    Leave a comment:


  • charlie elk
    replied
    Originally posted by Okwaho View Post
    I've never used sunglasses. I think about it once a while on bright winter days but just make do with my hat brim. I wore glasses from age 12 to 35 and once I was free of them, I couldn't really stand the feeling of anything on my face again. As for the wrinkles I'm getting from squinting, I just use Oil of Olay.
    I haven't used sunglasses except for occasional fishing. Nowadays the glare on the brush prevents me from seeing into it. So when the leaves drop, I'll need to do something.

    Leave a comment:


  • Okwaho
    replied
    I've never used sunglasses. I think about it once a while on bright winter days but just make do with my hat brim. I wore glasses from age 12 to 35 and once I was free of them, I couldn't really stand the feeling of anything on my face again. As for the wrinkles I'm getting from squinting, I just use Oil of Olay.

    Leave a comment:

Welcome!

Collapse

Welcome to Outdoor Life's Answers section. Here you will find hunting, fishing, and survival tips from the editors of Outdoor Life, as well as recommendations from readers like yourself.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums.

And don't forget to check out the latest reviews on guns and outdoor gear on outdoorlife.com.

Right Rail 1 Ad

Collapse

Top Active Users

Collapse

There are no top active users.

Right Rail 2 Ad

Collapse

Latest Topics

Collapse

  • Gun show today
    by fitch270
    Had another one of those close but not quite encounters today. One of the things I’m keeping an eye out for is a compact model rifle for my daughter...
    08-14-2022, 09:45 PM
  • Beater .44 mag
    by CD2
    My dad got this rig way back. And he shot the crap out of it. 255gr cast about all it ever ran and medium hot. All the time.

    I inherited...
    08-14-2022, 11:42 AM
  • Eatin ‘chuck
    by dewman
    Took out a couple woodchucks this week. Things tunneled all over under a pals shop and equipment. Might still be a couple more. He asked can they be eaten....
    08-13-2022, 07:19 PM
  • Parallax adj
    by CD2
    Somebody wanted my Leupold VX1 3-9x a while back and figured Id get a new Freedom .22 lr model to replace it.

    Bud never came for scope and...
    08-07-2022, 06:22 PM
  • TriggerTech installed
    by fitch270
    First off an apology, the lens protector on my cellphone case is getting scuffed up so pics aren’t so clear.

    Mailman brought this yesterday,...
    08-06-2022, 10:09 PM

Right Rail 3 Ad

Collapse

Footer Ad Widget

Collapse
Working...
X