Transitions glasses: Grey or brown tint?

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  1. JEDI

    JEDI Lifer

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    I'm ordering new glasses with transitions (knock-off).

    the website (eyebuydirect.com) is asking me what color and gives me 2 choices:
    Grey
    Brown

    Which looks better?
     
  2. herrjimbo

    herrjimbo Senior member

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    i would go with grey. looks good with just about anything you wear.
     
  3. 0roo0roo

    0roo0roo No Lifer

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    dont, they always suck
    get one pair regular, one pair tinted
    transitions are too light when tinted, and too dark when not tinted:p
     
  4. KeithTalent

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    This.

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  5. Circlenaut

    Circlenaut Platinum Member

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    Pfft, it's up to preferences. I've been wearing transitions since high school and will never look back.
     
  6. SKORPI0

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    I've been using the grey transitions or earlier incarnations (photo grey lense) since early 80's. Looks more natural to me when I look at things IMHO.
     
  7. Cyco

    Cyco Diamond Member

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    In addition to the above, they also won't transition while daytime driving due to your windshield blocking UV rays.
     
  8. imported_Imp

    imported_Imp Diamond Member

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    Grey.

    Brown looks like ass. So glad I have 'real' sunglasses, but have to put in my contacts to wear them. The lens on my Maui Jims are amazing.
     
  9. MotF Bane

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    All accurate statements.
     
  10. Crono

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    I don't know about transitions, but grey tinting works best.
     
  11. Mo0o

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    Transition lenses look awful. They never adjust fast enough indoors and make you look like the dbag that enjoys wearing sunglasses indoors
     
  12. Mojoed

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    How long does the "transition" material last? I was told over time it loses it's ability to darken. Is this true?
     
  13. God Mode

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    Does it clear faster if you take them off and put it in your pocket for a minute or two?
     
  14. boomhower

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    I did brown from walmart. I wear contacts so they only get use a couple times a month. Inside they are fine, outside they are not dark enough but didn;t really expect to be.
     
  15. Zenmervolt

    Zenmervolt Supermoderator<br>The Garage<br>Elite member

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    They used to be, but they aren't now. I wear a pair and they are perfectly clear indoors. While they don't get as dark as true sunglasses, they are quite adequate.

    The normal Transitions will not darken behind an automotive windshield, they do make a variant (gold/brown, called "Drivewear") that are polarized and will darken while inside of a car. Granted those lenses don't get clear, but they do quite nicely for driving or boating or skiing.

    I like my Transitions, I cannot speak for the knockoffs. The 30 seconds or so that it takes for them to come back to clear on a very cold day (it takes much less time when it's warm out) is no big deal. I broke three separate (and ridiculously expensive) sunglass clips for my glasses before going with Transitions and I haven't regretted the switch.

    ZV