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Old 05-15-2015, 06:15 PM
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Default Serengeti Polar Phd -OR- Transitions Drivewear?

I am a very happy owner of a pair of Serengeti Altura's (7351) with the CoolPhotoGrey lenses.

They are getting a little beat up now though, so I am in the market for a new pair of driving sunglasses (I do not need a prescription).

I am a big fan of rimless, and had it not been for the fact that I have found out that Younger Optical's Transitions Drivewear have been available in Trivextm (although almost impossible to source the lenses on their own) since November last year, I would have just gone with another pair of Serengeti's.

I live on the south coast of the UK, being the UK it can be overcast as much as it is sunny, and I have noticed that in some conditions my Altura's are just too dark . Being the UK, the weather is also changeable and bright sun after rain, or winter sun on a frosty morning requires polarised lenses.

My Altura's are no where near dead yet, but I want to have them now as a back up pair.

As I said previously, the Drivewear is very hard to track down (to me at least) in Trivex as the lenses only, but I have found ready made sunglasses using NXT lenses.

Similarly, it seems that Serengeti has stopped manufacturing rimless with the flex frames - doubly compounding my choice. However, I will bend to one of their other rimless styles (or possibly a wire frame) if it is worth while.

One of the issues I have, as I mentioned above, is that I do occasionally find my Altura's too dark.

Both the Driver's and the CPG transmit 21%-9%, although the Drivers block more "blue" light (92%-96% vs 83%-93%), so will the lighting levels in which I find them too dark be the same, or will the Driver's allow for slightly lower light use?

Whereas the Drivewear figures are harder to track down, but I think they go from 37% unactivated to 22%/12% depending on whether they are behind the windscreen or out in the open.

So what would you guys recommend?

On the face of it, the Drivewear seem better for lower light and the Serengeti's for brighter light.
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