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Plan-B -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Warm Grey

I got these cause I can't wear the Gascans. The Gascans are too narrow around the front temples so the earstems splay out in the back. The Canteens aren't a whole lot wider but they do manage to wrap around a little better than the Gascans. It helps that there are Unobtainium earsocks.

I love the way these glasses mix square and round elements. I know Oakley is getting a little flak from some of the old-timers but I like the new line of fashion concious styles. The fins coming down off the earstems look killer. The only impractical part is that they cause you to sweat a little more than normal (but that may be because they're a little tight on me).

I can't say for certain, but I'd swear that Oakley changed the way they formulate the matte black finish. I had a pair of matte black Unknowns for about 2-days before I returned them. I only wore them for a couple of hours, but the matte black finish started showing all kinds of scuff marks on them. The finish on these Canteens are holding up exponentially better. It's been a little over 2 months and they still look mint.

I can't wait to see what else they come up with to use the new square Icon. The only reason these don't get a 5 from me is because they're too tight for me to wear for more than an hour at a time.
Ed -
Frame: Rust
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

A refreshing evolution of the Gascan family in a slightly smaller package. While I love the unique styling of Gascan, it just looks too big and square on me from the front, and the earstems are just a wee bit too short to feel really secure. Canteen addresses both of these concerns and more.

While the lenses are still very square, they do not feel as tall as Gascan, and they taper slightly toward the hinges to give a somewhat more streamlined appearance. The earstems are a decent length and have some curvature and Unobtainium earsocks to provide a good grip on your head.

While the styling elements of Gascan are very plain, Canteen adds some depth and detail, especially on the sculpted nosebridge and "finned" earstems. Nothing wild, but it just looks like more effort was put into the design. The "gapped", angular hinge area seems to have been inspired by Riddle. Of course, Canteen maintains the squared-O icon that was introduced on Gascan, although it is smaller in size to better fit the earstem.

Like Gascan, peripheral vision suffers a bit due to the squareness and tall earstems. I find that I need to turn my head more than usual to be able to check my blind spot when driving.

The Rust frame is very unique crystal brown color that suits the VR28 Black lenses perfectly. If VR28 was a frame color, this is what it would look like! I'm a big fan of VR28 Black. It is so versatile and pleasing on the eyes. Not too dark, enhances contrast, wearable in all sorts of light conditions.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Rust
Lens: VR28 Black

The design of the Canteen is almost comparable to recent models of the Ford Mustang: an old-school look updated with current aesthetics. Commensurate with the family name (Square O), the lenses are rectangular in shape, yet accented by an angular perimeter. Unobtainium earsocks add comfort, and the Rust-colored frame of this rendition compliments the VR28 Black Iridium lenses perfectly. Final verdict: the Canteen is an excellent pair of shades for medium profiles, combining both aesthetics and comfort.
rhyd3n -
Great for small faces. Short enough flexible arms that it doesn't jam against helmets. Unobtanium material on arms ensure the glasses don't fall off during violent movements.
gaz1980 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Grey

I have a small head and fit ok but are a little loose but are wearable. The coverage is good for full framed sunglasses and they look cool on. The grey lens is poor in full sun. I don't know why this is a standard issue (SI) lens for military as if you're in Iraq or Afghanistan in full sun these are a bad choice for a lens. When you are driving into the sun and the sun is in front of you below your windscreen you have to squint and the glare is too much. Grey is ok for overcast days but if you're going to wear a lens in overcast i'd pick Bronze or Bronze Polarized as they look better when looking through them.
b2r -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Light Grey Transition

The Canteen is a very nice frame for smaller heads. It has an interesting and a bit aggressive look. Although the available color combinations are all boring.

It looks very nice on me and fits very well. It has Unobtanium earstems which the Gascans are missing. The Polished Black frame makes it a very versatile shade.

Those were my first transitions lenses. I find the Light Grey a bit too light and it also is missing an Iridium coating for my liking. The transition seems to work ok, as I can use it in very low light as well as in sunlight. With very bright sunlight I find it not dark enough. And I never notice the glass changing, although that might mean that it is working very well. But it would be nice to notice, maybe just me beeing curious.
Jon -
Frame: Brown Smoke
Lens: Dark Bronze

I've reviewed these earlier and noted that they did not fit Asian faces well what so ever. Well, since I could not return these, I took a bold move. I took some old Flak Jacket nose bombs, and used some double sided tape to see if they would work on the Canteens. Luckily, they fit very well with the curves on the nose piece. I then, and I do not suggest this, destroyed the value of these glasses by Super Gluing the Flak Jacket nose bombs into the frame. After all was said and done, I do not regret my decision. They actually look like they were manufactured that way, and the fit is perfect for me! I've had these for a few days and there hasn't been any issue with the nose bombs, but we will see...
I just wanted to share my story, although it probably is in everyones best interest not to super glue pieces to their frames. For me, it worked. Still, an amazing pair of shades regardless of the nose bombs!
Jon -
Frame: Brown Smoke
Lens: Dark Bronze

I've been dying for a pair of these for awhile, but wasn't sure how well it would fit. The Standard Gascan's fit my Asian face pretty well, but were on the large size. I tried on the Asian Fit version, and they looked a little bit off. I've been dying to try the Canteens before I bought, but I just went and impulsively bought them online. I couldn't find them anywhere. Well, the design is awesome. They are really unique, and the frame size is perfect for my small-medium sized head. However, being Asian, the nose bridge leaves much to be desired. These hover just over my cheeks, so they don't end up sitting on them, but they are really close to my face. The grips help though, keeping them from slipping. Overall, I give these a 4, only for the fit, which isn't Oakley's fault. The fit is MUCH better than the Gascan's btw. They don't seem to pinch your head AS much. Overall these are excellent. I will probably end up keeping them for fun, since I got them pretty cheap. Too bad they didn't have an Asian Fit pair. I would've loved that.
bradley -
Frame: polished white
Lens: black iridium
these shades are superior i love them i bought a pair when i was about 13 or 14 thay were my second pair[first pair was t-pain oil rigs which i loved]
Ian -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Gray

I had planned on getting these a couple years back, but when I tried them on, they just didn't look right. They were just goofy enough on me to dissuade me from dropping $100 on them. I was able to pick them up for half of MSRP, and I'll be the first to tell you, they're much more attractive when they're not as expensive. In regards to style, they're unique. Most other pairs of Oakleys look like other pairs of Oakleys. If these didn't have the Square O, I'd swear that these were Dragons. I've always kinda had a soft spot for Dragons, so the Canteen fills that need, I guess. They're a sleeper, I understand why they were discontinued, but they are truly a niche frame.
MB -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Gray Polarized

Basically a more sporty version of the gascan. They are lighter, hold to your head better, and have a slightly better field of view than the gascan. Still, these are better for driving long distance than sports. They are very comfortable while not being too tight. My only gripe is that the styling gets boring after a while.
monster_beetle -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Grey Polarized

These glasses have a pretty tight fit. So they are ideal for people with smaller heads. I chose the Canteen because they are not as common as the gascan/gascan S. Besides that they have more of a unique look with their finned ear stems. To me they look more Oakley with their aggressive design.
They have great eye coverage, I mainly use them for driving when there is sun, but not that bright.Also I have read that there are people who can see the frame when they look to one side. Well, that's true, but only a very little bit. So for driving it is still very comfortable, it doesn't take much of your view.
Pat -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Warm Grey

Bought 'em about 1,5 years ago and still like them. I only use Oakley and this was just another addition.
Only 2 little things that gave me enough reason to give it a 4.
1, can't get them with a black iridium lens.
2, I does block a little bit of your peripheral vision, which during normal use is not that big of a deal, but while driving it could be tricky. But that's just a personal thing. I usually wear wires.
Besides that, nothing but praise.
Aldo -
Frame: Black
Lens: Warm Grey

When I first saw it, I thought...ugh another plastic Oakley. But when I held it I was amazed at how solid it was. There was not even the slightest wiggle. When I put it on it held fast to my head without hurting. I used it for basketball and soccer and every time I was done I forget that I was wearing the shades! One more thing, the "warm grey" lenses seems to have a transitions effect -- it sorta gets darker in bright light and gets lighter in darker conditions -- this is just an observation that pleases me to the max! Comfortable, sturdy, and good protection from the sun.
Thomas64 -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Grey
I am an x-metal fan and don't normally pick up a plastic flame Oakleys. But this one just cought my eye. I really like the aggresive design with the sharp edges, something I've never seen in plastic Oakleys before. This Matte Black/Grey colorway is simple yet really cool looking. Fit really great on my wide head thanks to the Unobtanium and the lens on these never fog up to my surprise. I don't mind Oakley making a new x-metal model based on these.
nalong86 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polorized

Im not sure why these glasses never cought on quite as much as the gascan. They are much smalller than the gascan and the earstems have a little bit more design to them than the gascan has to offer. They also have unob peices on the ears which i think is the thing they have the stands apart from a gascan. They give a nice amount of grip that a gascan could really benefit from. Overall i like these glasses a lot. Not my favorite pair but still good
Mike -
Frame: Brown Smoke
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I was originally looking at buying a pair of polarized Gascans, but i tried them on and didn't like they way they sat on my face. The gap for your nose is a little too small and doesn't sit high enough (comfortably) on the bridge of my nose. I don't even have a very big nose. I saw on the website that the Canteen has a more squared off nose gap, and figured I would give them a try. I ended up ordering a custom pair because all the stores around my area didn't have a good selection of the polarized lenses. I originally wanted the crystal black frame, but since they don't make the canteen in crystal black, I settled for the brown smoke which I am very pleased with. The frame is more shiny and flashier (IMO) than the matte black and the polished black frames, yet the black iridium polarized lenses make the brown smoke color frame look more like a black/dark gray color. Overall, if you like the style of the Gascans, but they don't fit perfectly, give the Canteens a try, they are very similar with a little more edge and are dramatically more comfortable.
fullback -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Warm Grey

If Gascans don't do it for you, try the Canteens. I was surprised by how well the Canteens fit on my face despite not having nosebombs. They are comfortable and hold well. I would have liked the icon to be a different colour on the Matte Black frame, like white, just to make it stand out a little more. The choice of lenses could have been better as they are mostly drab colours.
dmpaintballer09 -
Frame: Polished black
Lens: Grey

After owning 3 pairs of Foakleys in this same style, I decided to pick up a pair of the real Oakley Canteens, and I'm EXTREMELY impressed to say the least. The XYZ optics have absolutely no distortion at all, which is a first for wrap around shades. The lenses look dark from the outside but aren't too terribly dark from the inside. The style (all personal preference) is amazing, and the O-matter frames are lightweight, but feel solid when worn. They fit my head perfectly, and I have a fairly sizable noggin. Try them on, and then buy them. You definitely won't be disappointed!
BullyVW -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Grey

The canteens added yet another choice to my typical black on black sunglass collection. However, after trying these on so many times, I had to buy a set. I'm still up for a rust pair, but as of now, I'm overly impressed with the canteens. The coverage is great for my face structure/size. The glasses themselves are very comfortable and look the part.

I'm sure I will be adding the Rust/V28 into the collection sometime.
Orange61 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Dk Bronze

Cool glasses shape. The ear socks are very nice, they keep the glasses firmly on a hat. The lens is nice too. It is a good lens for contrast.
B3 -
Frame: Brown Smoke
Lens: Dark Bronze

These were the first of the “Square O’s” that I got, and I like them a lot. I think they are a great blend of fashion and function. The Unobtanium on the earstems gives a better fit on my medium width head then the Gascans, and also holds them in place.

I love the smoke frame, which creates a brighter field of vision when wearing them. Also, the dark bronze lenses are darker than I expected, and almost look grey when someone has them on.
DoctorCrip -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Ruby Iridium
Icons: Polished Chrome

As much as I love my Polished Black/Black Iridium Polarized Gascan Smalls, whenever I would wear them for an extended period of time, the ear stems would severely irritate my ears. I figured it was most likely due to the lack of Unobtainium, because my Titanium Pewter/Titanium Iridium Square Wire 2.0 Spring Hinges never irritate my ears. So when I saw how similar the Canteen is to the Gascan Small, only with the Unobtainium on the ear stems, I decided to give it a try. After checking out the different colorway options for the Canteen, nothing really stood out or impressed me. I then decided to check out Oakley.com to see what kind of options I would have if I decided to go custom. That is when I discovered this incredibly slick combination and I just had to have them - and I couldn't be happier with my decision. They are extremely comfortable, sweet-looking and the Ruby lenses appear very Generation 1 Ruby. If I could give these a higher rating than 5 skulls, I most definitely would...oh, and the Polished Chrome Icons just add to their slickness.
djsqiigles -
Frame:Polished White
Lens:Fire Iridium

Saw these on the site and new I had to have them. I love o-matter glasses with ear socks, makes them much for comfortable to wear. I had these custom built at the o-store to match my mag switch.

These really have great fit and excelent visibility. Also incredably light but you can feel that they are still strong. The more square design is a new look for me but its really nice. The protruding nose bridge that is squared off was one of the design features I specificly like.

Gas cans are too large for my face.
vindicator -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Warm Grey

These glasses fit my round face better than Gascans. The styling is understated, but still keeps with the Oakley Edge. I like the addition of Unobtanium to the earstems, making it sort of an evolution to the Gascan. The sizing however, may not fit bigger faces. 4 out of 5 for the Canteen
jumpman73 -
Frame: Brown Smoke
Lens: Dark Bronze

First off, I really like the design and style of this frame. It is very edgy and unique. The brown smoke and dark bronze lens is an excellent combination. They look real good together. I was surprised at how well these fit me. I was a bit afraid that they would fit me like the Gascans, but these actually fit my big head pretty good. The frame is very light weight and very comfortable to wear. I really enjoy this modern style fashion statement.
dirtjump_boy -
Frame:matte black
Lens: warm grey
very confortable,light,stylish and in the same time agressive like the design of the earstems and the anobtanium earsocks that provide a good grip on your head that makes them sport oriented.To bad that they don't come with more iridium options (darker one).Also the Canteen look good with clear RX lenses

zev5740 -
Frame: Rust
Lens: VR28 Black

Lovin the style of these, kinda like a Five 3.0 and Gascan combined, its a nice smaller frame with XYZ optics. The rust is just a great new colorway. I hope to see more of it.
warwagon -
Frame:Rust
Lens: VR28
As soon as i saw these were coming out, i decided i was going to get them. after waiting 3 months for stock to arrive in Australia, I finally have them. My first impression was they look really small, but putting them on soon dispelled all of those thoughts. I find the fit very comfortable, sits well on my nose and doesn't slide and is wide enough for my temples. The unobtanium is a nice touch for the earstems, giving a little more grip. The Rust color was a nice break from all the blacks and greys i have. and the VR28 lens is just the best, my most favourite lens. I would recommend these to any body....even the ladies! My wife sported them and yes they work.
LEX7 -
Frame:Rust
Lens:VR28 Black Iridium

I was a bit worried about these when i first say thr pic, i thought Oh no its basically a Five 3.0 but i am pleased to say i was wrong, these are a similar shape to the five 3.0 but are wider and more wrap around, they have great coverage for a reasonably small pair of glasses, ive got a big head but these fit great and dont look stupid on me.
the rust is fantastic and really the only choice if you only planning on getting one pair of canteens.
337 -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Warm Grey

I hate to copy the last reviewer, but these are also my favorite pair of shades right now. I usually don't wear O-matter, but these fit my face really well. They do well on most small to medium faces, but the larger noggins will be better off with the Gascans, which is the style these were based off of (loosely, IMO).
RT -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

These are my new favorite pair of shades. They fit very well, with good grip around the temples (the unobtanium helps); are versatile enough to wear with just about everything (at least with the polished black frame); are absurdly light considering how big they are (yet don't feel cheap); and have some slick detailing to keep them from being too boring (like the fins on the sides and the way that the outside of the frame is more triangular while the lens is squarish). They strike a nice size balance, being smaller than the gascans, but bigger than the five 3.0's, so they will fit a range of faces of well. The only real knock is that they just don't come in enough colourways yet. hopefully these will take off and Oakley will come out with more versions. But if you like the colors that are available now and you're looking for a more fashion oriented pair of glasses, these should definitely be on your list.
american image -
Frame: matte black
Lens: warm grey

i chose this colour to review for one reason; it sells the best out of ALL colours. I know that most people like more vivid colours,but public opinion ( in the netherlands ) choose otherwise. the framesize is very average, a lot of people can pull them off sizewise. shaped rather square, it is another version of the popular GasCan, but smaller. compared to "older" styles, it reminds me most of the XX twenty. very nice overall
BronzeT -
Frame: Rust
Lens: Vr28 Black

Stopped by my favorite sunglass store just to chat with the owner.Tried this pair on and ended up buying it.What can I say I have absolutely no self control.

I chose this combo mainly because of the Rust frame.But the Vr28 surely does not dissapoint,very soothing on the eyes.
I think its made for medium face but it fits comfortably considering I have a large head kinda reminded me of Fives 3.0



oogie -
Frame: Rust
Lens: VR28 Black

A fantastic evolution of the Gascan line. In my mind, the Canteen is more of an combination of the GC and Monsterdog than anything else. A great fit with unob earstems - fitting very similar to the GC, but the profile is lower. The jagged earstems and contoured lens orbitals (vs the flat orbitals of the GC) really make the Canteen a fantastic new style.
ksgemini -
Frame:Canteen Frame: Matte Black, Brown Smoke, Rust, Dark Amber, Olive and Polished Black
Lens:Warm Grey, Dark Bronze, VR28 Black, Bronze Polarized, Dark Grey, Ruby, Emerald, Ice and Black Iridium Polarized
Since I discovered these I haven't stopped wearing them...for me they are the perfect fit and are snugger than the Gascan which is just too big and square for my face. My favorite colorway changes day to day but Rust is a nice frame color and for protection the Polarized Canteens do a great job.For those of us with small to medium heads all seemed lost with the 05/06 releases until the Five 3.0's and these came along. I'd love to see them offer a couple more Iridium choices down the road but for now I am broke and happy.
Ed -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Warm Grey

I liked the fit and look of Canteen so much that I picked up another pair. I've been curious about the Warm Grey lens. Like its name implies, it has a subtle hint of red/brown... not so much that you would notice immediately, but enough to set it apart from the "colder" grey and dark grey lens tints. When paired with the Matte Black frame and gunmetal icons, this cretes a very low-key colorway.
dan-E -
Frame: Rust
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

I'll start right off by saying that if the Gascan models don't fit you, the slightly smaller Canteen won't be any better, such is my case. A bad fit doesn't mean that I can't appreciate the design, however. They're clearly part of the Gascan/Oildrum family but the orbitals aren't nearly as square. Details like the subtle curves, the indent in the nosepiece, and the winged earstems give them a very nice look. The crystal frames look great in sunlight as well.
Icon208 -
Frame: All
Lens: All
Great size, for those of us still pissed off about how big the recent stuff has been, and thankfully Unobtanium is back, for those of us who aren't big on taping sunglasses to our heads. Interesting styling- definitely not going to be mistaken for any other style, except maybe a Five 3 from the front.

Very comfortable, and very light. I like the Warm Grey lens but frankly, I don't see the point. I'm pretty sure Grey, Dark Grey, Slate, and Black Iridium were enough to be going on with.

It's kinda brownish-greenish is a very grey sort of way; bit like a middle ground between Grey and Dark Grey.

I'm holding my breath for Cool Grey, which will not only provide sharp contrast but also freshen your breath!
ItalianBarista -
Frame:
Lens:

I think the canteen's are a great glass if you feel the gascans are too big for your face. They come in a few nifty color combos. However, I'm not exactly that crazy about WARM GREY as a lens color! BLECK!
RangerK -
Frame: Rust
Lens: VR 28 Black Iridium

A smaller frame than the Gascan, and a little less flat. I'm liking these! Four stars only becuase there is no wow factor.

K
chris the sweaty -
Frame: Shiny Black
Lens: Black

I bought a pair exactly a year ago this weekend, and they have been a dissapointment...I sweat alot, and according to the rep at the O store nearby, that is why my lenses are failing and peeling apart - they are full of small bubbles, streaks under the film, whole nine yards peeling apart lenses. The "gunmetal" over the O logo bubbled also and peeled off showing the shiny finish of the logo underneath. The frames are nice...Thats it though I guess. Make sure to wear your canteens indoors at the mall. Or else wash them everyday sweat gets on the lenses with a mild solution. Otherwise they will shit out on you. Back to my old bulletproof standby, Arnette Rages.
Rick -
Frame: All
Lens: All
I usually only review a product if I own it, but I have tried these Canteens on so many times that I think I have earned the right to voice my opinion on these. In a nutshell, I am not impressed. I was disappointed with the drab color combos from the start, but I thought the Rust/VR28 one had a chance. I have tried it on an numerous occasions, and despite the reasonable price, I saw no reason to pick one up. They have absolutely no HSF and that is so rare for me to feel that way. All of this is not to say you won't like them, but for me they just had no kwan, mojo, or charisma.

Edit: I have recently purchased one of these Canteens to see if owing something improves my impression of it. Unfortunately, my original assessment of this ho-hum design remains apt. I think these are boring and they are destined to become my new 'beater' pair. Not impressed. In fact, I am lowering my rating from 3 to 1!
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