Family: Sport / Jackets
Date: January 1998

Frame:
Lens:
Adrenaline is the paramour of velocity, and our New Racing Jackets? are designed for those wide-eyed moments when the world roars by in a continuous blur of speed. The Racing Jacket lens geometry offers a range of peripheral vision unrivaled by our other dual-spherical lenses, providing you maximum visual clarity for those high-G assaults on common sense. And when your instinct for self preservation kicks in, our vented, hingeless frames will prevent fear-induced fogging, and Unobtanium® nosepieces and earsocks will keep your optics securely attached--even when your connection to earth is more ephemeral.
Bengal w/Black
Black Iridium
$130
03-164
 
Bengal w/Black
Blue Iridium
$130
03-264
 
Bengal w/Black
Clear
$130
03-188
Bengal w/Black
Gold Iridium
$130
03-156
 
Bengal w/Black
Grey
$130
03-196
 
Bengal w/Black
Persimmon
$130
03-180
 
Bengal w/Black
VR28
$130
03-172
Bengal w/Rootbeer
Black Iridium
$130
03-165
 
Bengal w/Rootbeer
Blue Iridium
$130
03-265
 
Bengal w/Rootbeer
Clear
$130
03-189
Bengal w/Rootbeer
Gold Iridium
$130
03-157
 
Bengal w/Rootbeer
Grey
$130
03-197
 
Bengal w/Rootbeer
Persimmon
$130
03-181
 
Bengal w/Rootbeer
VR28
$130
03-173
 
FMJ 5.56 w/Black
Black Iridium
$130
03-269
 
FMJ 5.56 w/Black
Blue Iridium
$130
03-274
 
FMJ 5.56 w/Black
Clear
$130
03-272
 
FMJ 5.56 w/Black
Gold Iridium
$130
03-268
 
FMJ 5.56 w/Black
Grey
$130
03-273
 
FMJ 5.56 w/Black
Persimmon
$130
03-271
 
FMJ 5.56 w/Black
VR28
$130
03-270
 
FMJ 5.56 w/Rootbeer
Black Iridium
$130
03-276
 
FMJ 5.56 w/Rootbeer
Blue Iridium
$130
03-281
 
FMJ 5.56 w/Rootbeer
Clear
$130
03-279
 
FMJ 5.56 w/Rootbeer
Gold Iridium
$130
03-275
 
FMJ 5.56 w/Rootbeer
Grey
$130
03-280
 
FMJ 5.56 w/Rootbeer
Persimmon
$130
03-278
 
FMJ 5.56 w/Rootbeer
VR28
$130
03-277
 
Jet Black w/Black
Black Iridium
$130
03-166
 
Jet Black w/Black
Blue Iridium
$130
03-266
 
Jet Black w/Black
Clear
$130
03-190
Jet Black w/Black
Gold Iridium
$130
03-159
 
Jet Black w/Black
Grey
$130
03-198
 
Jet Black w/Black
Persimmon
$130
03-182
 
Jet Black w/Black
VR28
$130
03-174
 
Jet Black w/Rootbeer
Black Iridium
$130
03-167
 
Jet Black w/Rootbeer
Blue Iridium
$130
03-267
 
Jet Black w/Rootbeer
Clear
$130
03-191
Jet Black w/Rootbeer
Gold Iridium
$130
03-158
 
Jet Black w/Rootbeer
Grey
$130
03-199
 
Jet Black w/Rootbeer
Persimmon
$130
03-183
 
Jet Black w/Rootbeer
VR28
$130
03-175
 
Platinum w/Black
Black Iridium
$130
03-160
 
Platinum w/Black
Blue Iridium
$130
03-260
 
Platinum w/Black
Clear
$130
03-184
 
Platinum w/Black
Gold Iridium
$130
03-152
 
Platinum w/Black
Grey
$130
03-192
 
Platinum w/Black
Persimmon
$130
03-176
 
Platinum w/Black
VR28
$130
03-168
 
Platinum w/Rootbeer
Black Iridium
$130
03-161
 
Platinum w/Rootbeer
Blue Iridium
$130
03-261
 
Platinum w/Rootbeer
Clear
$130
03-185
 
Platinum w/Rootbeer
Gold Iridium
$130
03-153
 
Platinum w/Rootbeer
Grey
$130
03-193
 
Platinum w/Rootbeer
Persimmon
$130
03-177
 
Platinum w/Rootbeer
VR28
$130
03-169
Red Tiger w/Black
Black Iridium
$130
03-162
 
Red Tiger w/Black
Blue Iridium
$130
03-262
 
Red Tiger w/Black
Clear
$130
03-186
 
Red Tiger w/Black
Gold Iridium
$130
03-154
 
Red Tiger w/Black
Grey
$130
03-194
 
Red Tiger w/Black
Persimmon
$130
03-178
 
Red Tiger w/Black
VR28
$130
03-170
Red Tiger w/Rootbeer
Black Iridium
$130
03-163
 
Red Tiger w/Rootbeer
Blue Iridium
$130
03-263
 
Red Tiger w/Rootbeer
Clear
$130
03-187
 
Red Tiger w/Rootbeer
Gold Iridium
$130
03-155
 
Red Tiger w/Rootbeer
Grey
$130
03-195
 
Red Tiger w/Rootbeer
Persimmon
$130
03-179
 
Red Tiger w/Rootbeer
VR28
$130
03-171


Ed -
Frame: Red Tiger
Lens: Persimmon

No doubt these are Oakley glasses... no one else would be able to pull this off. As said in other reviews, these frames are huge. They look absolutely ridiculous on me. However, the one-piece, non-folding frame and bold styling are perfect examples of Oakley ingenuity.

The Red Tiger frame is unique and beautiful. It's too bad wild designs like this don't sell, making it unlikely that Oakley will make these ever again (except for athletes and other custom jobs). I think the frame looks better with Black Iridium lenses, but I could only find it with Persimmon. It doesn't look horrible, but the orange and red together don't quite work. Perhaps VR28 would have looked better.
Anto -
Frame: Red Tiger
Lens:Persimmon
Just got these. I must say out of these & the Jawbone / New Racing Jacket i much prefer the old ones when it comes to biking. That wrap round & shaping of the frame top & bottom allows them to sit closer to the face & the ports seam to work better than the vented lens in the Jawbone. All in all an excellent pair for a specific job.
Scot -
Frame: Bangel/Black
Lens: Black Iridium
Was never quite sure whether these were real or not until I found this site. I picked them up on Ebay back in 2002 or so. I used to use them for cycling a bit until I got my M-frames. The Bangel color is bad ass when you come flying down a trail or road. They fit well with a helmet, and give good covereage against wind and light. Kind of a pain to store/cary because of the size and hingeless design, but a Pro M-Frame/Racing Jacket case does the job. Might have to bring these back out of retirement on those sunny days!
dirtjump_boy -
Frame: any
Lens: any

Plus: Excelent design and functional for sports. i like the new ones (smaller) with the vented lenses
Minus: two words=> two big
erol -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Gold Iridium

For some reason i had let the RJs slip under my radar for a number of years until i felt the need to get myself a pair. I found a pair for a good price and jumped. This was before i knew that there existed two generations of RJs and i got the first gen one. That maybe why they protected my eyes very good but also why they slipped down my nose during riding my roadbike and mountainbiking. A bit large yes but not uncomfortably so. The gold iridium is best suited for bright, sunny days or for use in snowy areas since it blocks light almost too good.
Unfortenately since they don´t fold up (which is good for fit) i got in the habit of stuffing them in my helmet-vents. Worked reasonably good on road-rides but much worse when mtb:ing. One rocky descent later and i reach for my glasses which hang on in my helmet... i think. Nope, gone. I remember riding through som areas where branches hung low but no matter how much i backtrack i couldn`t find them.

If you got `em, hold on to them and make sure you store them in a safer way than i did.
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