Date: Spring 2005-April 2011
Lens: Titanium Iridium Polarized
I bought the white with G30 at first but ended up not liking G30 and put in Titanium Iridium Polarized lenses instead. The Crosshair fits great, its not too heavy, and the ear socks aren't too big so it doesn't stick to your head when you try to take them off, but will still hold on your face if your playing or some other activity. The lenses are a perfect shape, not too big like the aviator.
The white frame does kind of look like a custom job, but i think thats what i like most about it, my only complaint would be Oakley once again putting a white icon on a white frame, it looks nice, but a chrome icon would be much better.
Titanium Iridium is the best lens for the Crosshair in my opinion. Way better than black iridium because titanium is a high contrast lens, it pick up colors and shapes a lot better than black iridium which is neutral. Plus the Titianium has a very nice mirrored effect when in bright sunlight, so you can barely see your eyes through the glasses, which i know is an issue with a lot of people.
These are a very beautiful eyewear but I sent 2 times to Oakley warranty because the icon was peeling!
So people if u wanna buy a Oakley DON'T BUY THE DUCATI SERIES, my girlfriend's RIDDLE scratched the icon too!!
Lens: Titanium Iridium Polarized
Trying on the regular Crosshairs in a store, I thought the shape was awesome, but the weight was too much. After discovering that the same frames were available in a lighter material, I ordered the Titanium version straight away. The lighter version does not disappoint; it's comfortable and stunningly beautiful.
The frame fits very well, and has a subtle grip better than previous wires I've tried. It stays on without being bothersome. These will be my casual frames going forward, while my Half Jackets will do workout duty while I cycle and run.
Frame: Silver Ducati
Lens: Black Iridium
I'll start off by saying that I've never been a big fan of "aviator" style sunglasses. I've always felt that they looked way to old and stuffy. So the Crosshairs were never in my... uh... crosshairs when it came to adding to my Oakley fleet. I was at one of my local O Stores a few weeks ago because I wanted to pick up my 2nd pair of Canteens (was eyeing the Rust/VR28 combo) and the bright red Icons of the Ducati Crosshairs caught my attention. I tried them on and when I looked in the mirror, I realized that these didn't look as old or stuffy as I used to think. Leave it to Oakley to really modernize a classic design. In the end, it was the red Icon and red earsocks that made me a convert.
I did have to spend a lot of time working the earstems before they became comfortable enough for me to wear. The bend that's supposed to make them work with headsets pinched into my temples and made them a bit painful on me. After a bit of trial and error (as well as nearly burning myself a few times), I finally got them to fit reasonably comfortably.
Frame/Lens: Matte Black/Black Iridium Polarized, Pewter/Amber Black Iridium Polarized (replacement lenses), Titanium Burnt Copper/VR28 Black Iridium Polarized.
I didn't like these at all when they came out, but now they're one of my favourite designs. The regular frames are solid and quite weighty, but they give great coverage and fit well on me (quite a large head). Although the shape is described as 'aviator' these are not your father's aviator sunglasses. The shape is quite unique. The arms grip quite well - because of the crank in them they tend to contact the temples, but I don't find that uncomfortable. Others may find they grip too tightly.
The Ti frames are a lot lighter, as expected, and much springier than the regular ones. I'm not sure which I prefer - they both have their good points. With either frame they fit so snugly and stay put so well that I just forget I'm wearing them.
My favourite lens in these is the Amber Black Iridium Pol which is a crazy lens - very high contrast and cuts the glare too.