View Full Version : STIHL safety glasses

05-10-2010, 11:37 PM
Was at my stihl dealership today picking up some trimmer line and an air filter for my fs 90 and happened to see a rack of sunglasses made by stihl and picked up a pair of them for $10. They are z87 rated or whatever and they are also tinted to double as sunglasses. I think they are pretty nice for only $10. I was going to drop $100 bucks for a nice pair of oakleys but this might be the answer.

anybody else try them or see them?

05-11-2010, 01:58 AM
I have two pair of them.

05-11-2010, 02:12 AM
Oakleys are closer to $200 by the time you pay tax. I've had a pair for 5 years now, and just the lenses are about $60, but if you don't lose/destory your glasses, they're really nice.

I've actually thought about buying the Stihl ones to help save the wear on my oakleys.

05-11-2010, 02:22 AM
I have a pair, some things have gotten around the lens before. they are decent for the price.

05-11-2010, 02:35 AM
I've got about 10 pairs of Stihl saftey glasses between the trucks. I like the feel and saftey rating. Good buy in my book.

rain man
05-11-2010, 02:48 AM
For $200.00 they ought to come with Annie herself.

The mayor
05-11-2010, 03:06 AM
We buy them in packs of 4. It is the one thing we like from stihl. If you are not careful they will get scratched up.

05-11-2010, 05:11 AM
I have about 5 pair. I just can't see paying high dollar for something I will likely either end up sitting on or scratching up so badly I have to toss them anyway.

Only Oakley's I've ever owned, I found on a hunting trip to OK a few years ago. :) They too, eventually got scratched.

05-11-2010, 07:27 AM
I have a pair of the Stihl safety glasses...they are a bit wide for my head but I like them.

That being said, I never understood why anyone would pay $200 for a pair of plastic Oakley's....most are not even polarized! If you want a nice pair of glasses get some glass Costa Del Mar's. If they break Costa will replace or repair them for $10.

05-11-2010, 09:10 AM
Try these: $3.99, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F6UZOK/ref=s9_simh_gw_p60_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0XPS202Y9SDRZBRDQSWH&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

They also have clear, usually for the same price...sometimes you have to wait a few days for them to go on sale. Just search for Milwaukee, and add an alert for when it goes on sale. The clear are VERY well buily, sturdy, and offer 99% UVA & UVB, just like the dark ones.

05-11-2010, 10:42 AM
Got my first Stihl glasses at the show in kentucky several years ago, tried a lot of different safety glasses. I prefer the Stills.
But will have to say i found another pair of glasses that I'm just now getting us to and love these. Check them out,
I cant see for **** up close, like seeing incoming call on my cell while working, theses work great.

PS don't get the "3D vision reader" glasses advertised on TV they will not last.

05-11-2010, 12:10 PM
I paid $280. for my Oakleys back when I was 19yrs old, but only got them to say I wore Oakleys, not for working or anything! Dumb kid huh? I had 2 sets of lenses, one for super bright, like snow, and other for low light conditions. Oakleys are not that great in my opinion, and people only get them so they can say they wear Oakleys. Some Oakleys are over $500, a pair, but those are mainly for guys in sports and celebs, not the general population.

05-11-2010, 12:30 PM
What do you guys do about sunglasses and ear protection. I can't wear sunglasses and have my WorkTunes headphones on.
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05-11-2010, 01:27 PM
my biggest regret is using my oakleys for even one trimming job...Cause after that they are already ruined

05-11-2010, 02:12 PM
I've got a pair of the AOS safety sun glasses, I've had them for 4-5 years. But this year they are about shot. The lenses are scratched and they are always foggy as if they were dirty but I can't get them any clearer, and I've tried.

I also have a pair of oakley's. They are by far my favorite pair of glasses. However, I don't wear them when I'm working, I don't want to ruin them. You wouldn't think there would be such a difference between sun glasses, but those oakley's blow all my previous sun glasses out of the water.

I may pick up a pair of the stihl glasses next time I'm at my Deere dealer.

05-11-2010, 05:21 PM
my biggest regret is using my oakleys for even one trimming job...Cause after that they are already ruined

Pickup a pair of GLASS Costas and it will be the last pair you ever own if you don't lose them. Nothing better than optical glass for the best vision...they are also very hard to scratch. When out in the field I use my shirt to clean my glasses so they have to be tough.
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