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Aug 17, 2014
I just did a quick search looking to buy a pair of belay glasses and noticed that they all seem to come to around $80-100. However, a bunch of reading glasses with the prisms facing downward (whereas belay glasses face upward) came up as well for about $7. Has anyone tried flipping the prisms in cheap downward-facing reading glasses?
Or, do you feel self-conscious looking like the dude from Star Trek and want to send me your old pair of now-unused belay glasses?
TeeJay Heaslip
From Atlanta, Georgia
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TeeJay Heaslip wrote:
I just did a quick search looking to buy a pair of belay glasses and noticed that they all seem to come to around $80-100. However, a bunch of reading glasses with the prisms facing downward (whereas belay glasses face upward) came up as well for about $7. Has anyone tried flipping the prisms in cheap downward-facing reading glasses? Or, do you feel self-conscious looking like the dude from Star Trek and want to send me your old pair of now-unused belay glasses?


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$39.95
Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Joined Nov 29, 2007
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Aug 17, 2014
Y&Y belay glasses are good and fit over normal vision correcting or sun glasses. About $60. Linnaeus
From New England/ Baltimore
Joined Aug 22, 2011
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Aug 17, 2014
me
I second Mark's recommendation of Mike's Belay Glasses. They are well made and work great. omcmahon
From Nashua, NH
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Aug 17, 2014
Tour Ronde North Face
Ebay has lots of them for under $40 Kai Larson
From Sandy, Utah
Joined Jan 6, 2006
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Sep 13, 2014
We have Belay Shades Belay Glasses now at blicard.com/products/belay-sha....

They have a matte black finish with a more grippy rubber texture. They are only $44.98 but go ahead and use coupon code "awesome" for 10% off.

We stand %100 behind our products and have a no questions asked return policy. I'm the owner of the company and happy to talk anytime you if you have any questions. I'm sure you'll love them + the money you save :)

Thanks for checking us out MP friends.

Belay Shades - blicard.com
Belay Shades - blicard.com
Bliss
From Vancouver, British Columbia
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Sep 14, 2014
Unaweep
The prisms are fixed in the reading glass, but you can take the legs off and swap them to get the glasses to fit upside down. Then file the bridge down to comfortize it where it fits on your nose. Edward Medina
From Ridgway, CO
Joined Nov 20, 2007
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Sep 14, 2014
aed
TeeJay Heaslip wrote:
Has anyone tried flipping the prisms in cheap downward-facing reading glasses?


Yep. I used a dremel to cut them out flip and glued in with modeling glue. ~$8 and about 20 minutes. They look kinda ghetto, but are functional and cheap.
aed
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