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are bolle sunglasses any good?(11 posts)

are bolle sunglasses any good?gsgal
Aug 15, 2003 2:17 PM
im thinking of ordering them online on Performance bicycles... input anyone?
Jaja used them.swvegg
Aug 15, 2003 2:23 PM
Not that that means anything.
re: are bolle sunglasses any good?Caseysdad
Aug 15, 2003 2:50 PM
Just got a pair myself. Haven't had time to put them through their paces, but they've made a very good first impression.
I have had a pair for about a year.czardonic
Aug 15, 2003 3:04 PM
No complaints about quality or comfort.
I've had a pr for several years.KG 361
Aug 15, 2003 4:06 PM
They hold up really well, fit me good, and you can get a prescription insert if you need it. Prefer them to my Briko's that I have now-the Bolle's are made MUCH better.
re: are bolle sunglasses any good?DaveG
Aug 15, 2003 4:07 PM
I bought a pair of Bolle on an online clearance (not Performance) earlier this year. I use them with the prescription inserts. They fit comfortably, seem durable,and have good coverage. They do seem to fog up a bit easier than the Brikos I was using
I just returned a pair...JFR
Aug 15, 2003 4:45 PM
of the Rogue Polarized model.

I had serious trouble changing the lenses... they came with the nearly clear orange tint lenses. I tried changing to the brown lenses, but barely got one in and simply could not get the other in... neither could several other people including a Bolle dealer (who admitadly didn't have any experience with that model). Bummer, cause otherwise I think I would have liked em.

Maybe there's a secret trick, the "owners manual" was useless as it appeared generic for all Bolle glasses.
It's a little tricky, for sure.KG 361
Aug 15, 2003 7:53 PM
But once you get the right technique down, it's a "snap" (pun intended). They are, after all, French =)
It's beyond trickyWill Ross
Aug 16, 2003 5:21 AM
I have trouble changing lenses and it has nothing to do with technique -- one side just won't snap in firmly, mainly when I try to insert the pink lens. One of these days, I'm going to remove my glasses during a ride or try to wipe something off the lens and it's going to pop right out. If they hadn't been super cheap on clearance ($20), I would have returned them long ago.
thanks allgsgal
Aug 15, 2003 7:06 PM
i just ordered the Bollé® Vigilante in red for about $50 altogether. i figure if i don't like them, i'll just return them - no biggie.
re: are bolle sunglasses any good?aliensporebomb
Aug 16, 2003 7:46 PM
I've had the Parole with prescription insert since this spring.

I like them a lot. The lens changing is somewhat difficult
but once you get the hang of it it's not so bad.