Date: February 2009-April 2011
Frame/Lens: Titanium Burnt Copper/VR28 Black Iridium Polarized; Pewter/Emerald Iridium Polarized
These remove the only problem I have with the Whisker, which is the relatively shallow orbital. The lenses are that bit bigger on the Square Whisker, providing better and more even coverage. They've got the other good things about the Whisker - light weight, strength, comfort, relatively restrained styling - and with a suitable lens make a great general purpose sunglass. For some reason they seem to be the unloved cousin of the Whisker, at least judging by the number of reviews. They suit larger heads better, but are pretty unisex in their appeal - I let my boss (female, but quite a tall, slender lady) borrow a pair for a while one day as she was having a migraine type headache, and they rather suited her in a 'biker chick' kind of way... she liked them too and didn't want to give them back!
My first pair were the Emerald Pol ones, and then less than a month later I got the VR28BIP pair in the titanium frames. As usual the Ti frames are much springier and a lot lighter than the standard ones. Perhaps fitting the slightly understated nature of the design, there are fewer 'flashy' lenses available for the Square Whiskers - the only two I miss are Ruby and OO Black Iridium Polarized. Sadly the range of replacement lenses is dwindling too as Oakley ramp these down. I can wear either pair all day and forget I'm wearing them, they're that good.
Polished Black, Black polarized.
BEWARE: This is one of Oakley's less than stellar designs in which the earstem ends WILL impact the lens when folded. (See also Blender).
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
I have 2: Ducati edition and Polished Black/Black Iridium Polarized. Fit nice, no cheek contact, full eye protection. What else can you expect from Oakley? Nothing but the best!
Frame: Ti Burnt Copper
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized
I've had the same lens (VR28) on a previous square wires (12-878), and it was a GREAT lens, but I got it scratched, so I purchased this whisker (12-963) which is almost the same frame (little bigger) and lighter in weight, with the same lens which is absolutely great for driving. The only con I would mention is the small size of the nose pads, which causes me some pain in the nose... I've easily fixed that with a visit to the optics store.. They replaced them with bigger pads for u$ 3.00. GREAT GLASSES !
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
The Ducati Square Whiskers are very comfortable. I can run around in them but also look stylish with a tie. Love the sleek wire frame. The frame fits great with any style face, big or small. The lenses do not wrap around face, so there are caps. The Oakley o is red and stands out as well as the red rubber. very fashionable. Though the Ducati water print is not so visible to other people. If you want to spend the money on the Ducati name, don't. Get the normal pair.