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Dann -
When looking for a pair of Grips, I made sure to find one with a mint box. I'm glad I did, as these boxes made perfect stands for my vintage collection. There's a loop that you can pop out of the side to hang them, but I don't dare.
splatter -
I like that they are hexagonal its a nice shape for the grips and the old school graphics (which were current at the time) are so cool as to establish the brands style. the red and yellow ones are nice.
banarno -
Lovely looking bmx grips with a Removable outer sleeve,just the same as the F-1 Grip did.
Came in quite a large range of colours, so it was easy to coordinate with your old school ride.
Dann -
Sort of a hybrid between the F-1's and B2's. I like the F-1 styling better, but these appear to offer a better grip using the same holes as the original two grips.
american image -
i have those complete with box ,never used. if you ever come across these; buy em , they are a nice gadget between all the other stuff from oakley, and this is where it started !!
Dann -
Color: Red

Just picked one of these up New in Box. Untouched for over 20 years, and now it's inside my cabinet for my Vintage collection. I don't ride so I don't know how these would handle on a bike, and given the age, I wouldn't recommend it. The instructions say to cut your old grips off, so I'd shudder at getting these off a bike. I'd probably destroy the bike first.
banarno -
Old school single colour BMX grips that defined the words “trick” and “cool” in terms of components for your bike.
Lovely and soft,using Unobtainium which is the same material used for sunglass earsocks and nosepieces.
Dann -
Color: Smoke

Much like any pair of dress pant, they fit very snug, unlike the casual wear I'm used to. But that said, they are still a very comfortable pair of pants that should do just fine for work. I gave 3 stars because I don't have to dress up for work, so I have no need to wear confining clothing.

Update: After wearing them a few times, they've loosened up a bit and fell much more comfortable.
BriP -
The Backhand/Forehand 2012 release are just the Beckon and Fringe with rubber inserts in the earstems. abit lazy of the design team if you ask me..
american image -
a good sequel , little bit "over the top" , but oakley m frames on the moviescreen filling it up is very very very nice
sparra -
Film has some dodgy camerawork, but you can't beat the classic use of M frame for that all important eye protection.
DJ SARU -
Have you all noticed that the M FRAME worn by Will Smith changes from Hybrid S lens to Heater (er, Strike)lens right at the end of the movie. Check it out =)
dingygurl6 -
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pastor.elfstrom -
Just got the Dark Carbon frame w Prizm Daily Polarized and the Plasma frame w Sapphire Iridium Polarized.
The coverage is excellent! As good as the X Squared or the X Metal XX, if comparing to these good models.
They don't sit too tight on the nose, so a thinner nose must get a pair of larger nose bombs.
The wrap aroundn the head is good. I get the feeling that they could fall off a lot easier than the X Metals though.
They are light! A lot lighter than X Squared.
They fit my face well, and my face is a bit towards the larger frame, not full round though.
The lenses are of course great!
I would really recommend these to everyone!
The lack of the fifth star is due to the fact that i think these could fall off easier than other models.
Shadic Rexx -
I recently bought the Carbon/Black Iridium, and I must say that I will be showing these off for a while.

The fit is fairly similar to the Juliet, with the perfect lens sizing of the Inmate. The dual coloring of both the Titanium and O-Matter caught my eye with the other colors, but I decided on these so I could wear them daily.

I'd love to give these a fifth star, but the addition of the O-Matter threw off my original feelings of the design.
supersharp -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Sapphire iridium Polarized

I was fortunate to be able to get these a few days before the actual global launch. I was excited as everyone was to know that the X-Metal line was coming back.

While these are not anything like the original X-Metals they do have good points to them. They are light weight, and there is no flex coupler to get loose, as is the case on the originals. The Sapphire iridium lenses are new and the first one I saw was on the Badman. It's a spectacular lens. The design is characteristic of the X-Metal heritage and the look is aggressive, like what we are used to from an X-Metal. The packaging was also quite different from the cardboard boxes we have become accustomed to. They come in a plastic felt lined container that is a big improvement over a cardboard box. They give great coverage and wrap around the head quite nicely. They are very lightweight and could potentially be used all day without much discomfort.

The downside to these is that they are made of aluminum and O-matter, something we were not used to seeing. They have spring hinges and feel somewhat loose when compared to the originals.

If you are looking for original X-Metals, then you should get the originals. These are not them. If you are looking for something that is original in its own right, and aggressive in its design, then you have found it. Give the Badman a try.
Slow -
These are great sunglasses. Extremely comfortable to wear due to extreme lightness and a loose grip on the skull. The Sapphire lenses are beautiful, provide excellent coverage and are bright with great contrast.

These are total lifestyle frames. They have a pretty loose fit on my head, and I have a large head. The spring hinges allow for a gentle pinch, but I wouldn't want to run around tossing a football in these things. These are for chilling and looking dapper. I have no doubt that they would suffer some damage if stepped on, so they're not like the old X-metals in that regard.

I don't know how well these will age, because it is a very large lens style that makes the X-squared look small in comparison. But if you can pull it off they're a sweet pair of shades in their own merit. There's not a whole like else like them out there, despite being crafted from "generic" materials like aluminum and plastic.
shihman -
Got the Badman (AF) X Ti as the regulars don't suit my high-cheekboned, flatter nose bridge, Asian face. :) I am impressed with the build quality. I was skeptical at first as it is not fully metal like the previous X Metals (Juliet, Romeo, etc). I am like the looks and have gotten a few praises. I am giving it a 4 star though as Oakley does not have the XTi (AF) in polarized. (There are actually more polarized options in regular models vs AFs, across the board, unfortunately.) . Wanted the Plasma or the Scuderia or the Dark Carbon but the optical shop I went to only had the XTi and at the time I got it, Luxxotica did not have any other Badman AF in stock.

As a last resort, I got third party lenses (Fuse+) so I can have polarized lenses as the glare was bothering me. I use them primarily for driving. They don't fit as snugly as Flaks but these are not Sport frames, so that is understandable. I like the flex/springs on the temples too.
o-xide -
Color: Black
expensive...because in my humble opinion it looks nylon cheap but I compared it close to my ballistic case and it's not too bad
Thomas -
Color: Black and Silver

Great cap. Nice fit. Black and Silver is the best color combo of the 3 imo.
x-metalman -
Color: Black and Silver
Awesome cap. Once I bought it, I couldn't get enough of it. Very comfortable. Big just like my head.
BrianJ1888 -
Color: Black and Silver
Size runs a bit big, as I had to tighten up the strap a bit, but a nice hat. Mesh feels good when it's hot.
o-xide -
Color: Red,Blsck and Blue
I have them all: the Black/Red and Blue/white combo. By far the best hat I ever had. Some are saying it's made from real tree barks? nah! The construction, fit and the look is really nice. Embroidered stretch icon makes it really nice
Xtremehardy388 -
Just got these. They look to be GREAT shoes. I really like the tread on them. I have very good control of my feet and they're pretty light. I'm hoping to use these when I go biking and hiking, this summer.
Herbsley -
Had these shoes in Black for three years now - and they have been worn A LOT in that time. Only just starting to show signs of wear'n'tear.
Known in the Herbsley household as "The Most Comfortable Shoes of All Time" - a self-explanatory review right there.
They are not the prettiest of Oakley's designs - but they see much more use than my other O shoes due to the comfort alone
These shoes are very light, but tough. The grip is good from the tread in most conditions - including dirt, mud and light snow.
I would recommend these shoes as an every-day wear.
O.T.T. -
Color: new khaki
Got this really cheap. Wouldnt have got it otherwise because the whole concept of a windproof top is defeated due to the low profile of the v-neck
Trey'd -
Frame: Granite
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I was in the market for a new pair of Oakleys. Not sporty ones like my Flak Jacket, but rather ones for everyday wear. I went in looking for Oil Rigs, but I came out with the Batwolf. These frames fit better on my face than did the Oil Rig. The Batwolf also felt more sturdy. The hinges feel very secure. The metallic red icons that came with the Batwolf are stylish as well, for a bolder statement. I'm hoping it doesn't rain just so I can wear these everyday.
Rexx -
Frame: Granite
Lens: Black Irid Polarized

I find these pairs very fascinating, but I love this pair of the Batwolf the most.
DippSpitt73 -
I debated on whether to get these or the Oil Rigs, in the end, i liked the Batwolfs better and got them instead
now the fit is a little bit big, but not to bad, the style overall is great the shield lens is the best Oakley has to offer
js3378 -
Frame:Black Ink
Lens: Black Iridium

These babies are the real deal. Big and aggressive but light weight and a nice wrap. They remind me of Antix, but not as wide. The black ink is a great color frame, and having the different icons is a plus. They pop out easy, but are very secure. Next purchase the 8 pack of icons. If you like Gascans or Fuel Cells you have to score these beauties.
Ostore690 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Warm Grey

This is the best lifestyle frame that Oakley has ever made. It has an amazing rap, and does not let any light in around the frame. This is the most UNDER rated sunglass of summer 2011!
TJ -
Frame: Black Ghost Text
Lens: Tungsten Polarized

They are simillar in shape and looks to the fuel cell, but they fit a litle tighter to the face with greater curvature on the front hugging closer to the face.

The interchangable Icons are a neat feature.

The ghost text isnt as prominent as on other models, very subtle.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Clear
Lens: Ice

Despite having too large of lenses in many new offerings, Batwolf provides exceptional coverage both vertically and for the periphery. In my case, the saying "fits like a glove" could not be more true. The single-lens shield offers excellent protection and keeps light-leakage to a minimum. Interchangable icons on this pair also offer a great customization alternative. I do question, however, whether or not excessive changing of the icons may cause them to "snap" or "wear out". Probably the only two concerns I have for this pair are the fact that the hinges/earstems are very, very large - almost to the point of being excessive - and the lenses could be just a bit smaller to accomodate a larger demographic (those with slightly smaller heads). Overall, however, this pair is a winner.


norty -
Frame: Black ink
Lens: black iridium

Love these sunglasses. I have a small thinner head but they seem to fit and wrap around my head perfectly. Work great in the dunes and desert, although I wish I wouldve gone with clear frames to reduce the heat from the sun..
Z -
Frame: Granite
Lens: Black irid polarized

These are my first pair of upper enders. They fit securely with a nice wrap. my head is on the slender side fitted-hat size: 7 1/8.
Wore them golfing and not much sun snuck in around the edges. Only downside was on long putts, the frames were in my view(didnt buy these solely for golf). The frames didnt fog in the hot muggy sun. When getting into my sunbaked car, they fogged only momentairly, and was happy how they adjusted.
The lenses are good at low light(like them especially around dawn), much better than my other pairs of the lower grade polarized.

The hinges seem very durable, dare i say strong?

Matt V -
Frame: Black Ink
Lens: Black Iridium

Finally, an Antix/Oil Rig for the rest of us!

Forever I have been plagued with a small/medium face. I loved the styles of the Antix/Oil Rig full lensed frames but I was plagued with them fitting strangely on my smaller face. The Batwolf is a perfect fit. These literally "snap" right into place on my face and feel right at home. There is absolutely no gap at all around the eye area and the overall feel of the glasses is just terrific. Oakley really stepped it up by adding the interchangeable icon system to allows those of us who want to to separate our glasses from the rest. There are literally endless possibilities with these glasses. They are a little large, however that is the style and I'm slowly warming up to it since my first pair of Oakley's (Fives Squared).
skyguy -
Frame: clear polished
Lens:
ice iridium

amazing glasses no glare from the clear frame, i have a huge head and i find the oilrigs are just to much for me style wise. i had antix and they fit amazingly but like everyone else these glasses fit like a GLOVE, custom made glove at that. recommend to everyone the lens doesnt let in any light i can look directly at the sun and it doesnt hurt my eyes
Scott -
Frame: matte black
Lens: polarized

Not one month and lens scratched using micro bag they came with. Customer service out the blame on me. Never dropped, left unattrndrf. Kept in perfect order. Still not buy oakley again. Old oakley,fox, and new maui jims dont scratch. Love the look, the fit, the clarity of these glasses. Bummer they scratched so easy. Lens replace 70 after buying them for 235 no thanks. Any one interested I buying them with scratches just post.
Jermonus -
Frame: Clear
Lens: Ice Iridium

Awesome! The frames fit extremely well. As for the lenses, perfect. Virtually no light is let in at all. At first they seem a bit bulky but the bulk is quickly dismissed. Love these glasses. The option to change lenses and symbols is a definite plus. Highly recommended! Nice job Oakley.
A.C.H -
Frame: Clearish black
Lens: mirred
I went in looking for a new of spy's and walked out with these bad boys ! I were them under my Dirt bike helmet as well as at work laying asphalt nice and sturdy for me so far , could use a new lens already ( it's been a month and a half) but a small price to pay for the comfort and style of these batwolfs !!
desert -
Frame: Black Ink
Lens: Custom Black Iridium Polarized

Quite frankly, I believe that these are among the best sunglasses Oakley has ever made. I have small/medium face, and the fit extremely comfortably while not being too tight, but holding themselves up without the danger of falling. I love the interchangeable icons (wish they were cheaper, though... $12 for a set?). Agree with the commentator below, large and aggressive while still maintaining a sense of style. I've had them for a couple of months now, and I have noticed none of the problems with scratched lenses. Excellent job, Oakley. I'm going to get a white pair in a little bit.
anonymous -
Frame: Clear
Lens: Ice
Just got these from a local retailer. Love the size. I have a smaller face and they fit very well. One interesting thing I've noticed is that rather large nose pads on the frame reflect onto the inside of the lens and leave the appearance of smuges or scratches when you wear them. Thats my only complaint.
Cole -
Frame: Matte black
Lens: Violet Iridium
Amazing, nice wraparound, haven't owned long enough to judge durability, love customization, beautiful lens color. Two complaints, lens doesn't block sun unless you pay an extra 110-120 bucks for polarized lens, and oakley needs to make hard cases standard NO MORE SOFT CASES.
Jimmy A -
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I just bought the Motogp edition and have to say these are the best sunglasses I have ever owned.they fit just right and look great.
Flavia -
Review by Oakley fan for Rating: I have this pair of sunglasses in the pctuire. To those wanting to buy the pctuire sunglasses they are actually the Oakley Juliet's. The Romeo 1 s I believe are discontinued and the Romeo 2 s are a half frame with a tapered metal frame.These are great sunglasses though. They are highly durable an even the lenses are fairly durable to scratches. Just wanted to make sure people are buying what they are seeing here.
The Game -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Violet Iridium, OO Black Iridium Polarized

I love the look of these when I first saw them. The hard part was deciding on what color I would get. Since I didn't have any violet iridium in my collection I went with that first. The lens looks stunning when it's a shield lens. The next one I decided I was getting was the Moto GP because I was just getting into the sport and becoming a fan of American riders Hayden and Spies, but they haven't arrived in my store. So I settled for the YSC edition because I also didn't have a OO B.I.P. and it was the first male model in the YSC series.

The fit is good but not great on these as they sit on the side of my cheeks and leave a mark if I wear them too long. The coverage is awesome though, no light leaks in from the top. I like the interchangeable icons even though I tend to stick with the ones they come with
rsuarez1982 -
Great option from Oakley. If the large Shield lens of the Batwolf wasn't eye-catching enough, you can further customize your pair to really make them stand out from the norm.
anonymous -
Frame: Picture is a bit misleading. A little dark with a hint of sparkles. Great color/ accent combo.
Lens: Kick @$$ =--> Overall, fashion meets practicalty. Great bank for the buck.
the_byrd -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Warm Grey

My friends made fun of me for buying a women's targeted style,but this pair gets me more looks and questions than any of the 12 pairs I own. Their large shape and detailed design on the ear stem make them the wrong pair for anyone modest......but I am very "look at me", so they are perfect. The only knock on them I have is the Warm Grey lenses. Its not that they aren't a great lens to look through, but the brownish hue of the warm grey almost clashes with the chrome.
B3 -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Warm Grey

This model, especially in a subdued colorway like this, are class all the way. They provide fashionably large coverage without being huge. The detail on the stems is a nice touch too. Their weight is substantial, giving them a rugged feel. However, they're too heavy to comfortably wear for a long period of time. Unless you like heavy shades, don't plan on getting these as your everyday, wear everywhere pair.
redline8x1000 -
Frame: berry
Lens: g40 black gradient

this pair is a perfect fit on my girlfriend. we picked them out and she is very happy with the style, clarity, and fit. so for all you asian ladies out there this pair might be worth taking a look at if you are in the market for a new pair of shades.
Dwcfastrice -
Frame: Red
Lens:G20

Even though these are "asian" fit, my wife still finds that these rest on her cheekbones even though they are supposed to be "Asian" fit.

We've had to adjust the nose pieces a bit in order to push the glasses out away from her cheekbones. For and Asian, he has average cheekbones and they're not very high. thus I was very surprised when she complained about the fit.


She likes the fashion forward style over the more sporty glasses that are typical of Oakley design.

She still likes them so we're not getting rid of these.
anonymous -
Frame: Berry
Lens: G40 Black Gradient

I have a very large face and this frame fits me really well. It really hugs my face. Love it :)

Though not very comfortable in bright light, the lens are very soothing, giving everything a brown-ish look.

Nevertheless, when I took it off after wearing these glasses for a while, it leaves presses on my cheeks (I have chipmunk cheeks). Well, I'm pretty sure that you won't have this problem if you have a medium to medium-large face :)
TERRORISM -
As a company, Oakley experienced a period of time when their quest to travel off the beaten path dominated all their endeavors, and the bengal frame serves as a testimonial of this fact. Wild, loud, and uncharacteristic of what would be considered a "frame color", most people do a double-take when they glance at this frame. Unfortunately, unless you're dressing up in a Halloween costume, I cannot forsee this frame serving any real purpose. In short, the frame is unique... but probably too unique - not something that matches any reasonable attire or outfit.
O-TasMiC -
Very cool frame color. It is sort of goldenrod/black which is what oakley used for all of their kevlar stuff back in the day. I have Bengal RJs, so it makes the huge gen 1 frame stand out that much more.
Ed -
Oakley did a great job on this animal print frame color. Not quite as rare as Red Tiger, but still uncommon. Too wild for me to wear, but a great part of the collection.
LEX7 -
I am a huge fan of this colour frame.
it is the orangey yellow/black tiger patern.
I have both of the available models that this frame colour comes in.
there were other tiger pattern frames made but using different colours.
white, red and blue.
it would be nice to see this frame colour make a comeback!
Rick -
If you are even considering picking this frame up than you obviously have a wild streak in you. The Bengal is truly unique and I only wish it was offered in other models as I am not particularly fond of Oakley's Racing or Sport Jackets. I do like the frame though - a lot.
absolutmuah -
only 1 word to describe this frame: SWEEEETTTT!! *slobber* it scares the crap out of my dog when i wear this frame haha
wish they'ld make an OTT in this colour it'll be damn cool!
american image -
i think they are ugly ! but ugly does not mean NOT COOL , cause they are cool. in this case ugly is good, it works with the frame and purpose. not on for example the gascan
Ian -
This color is awesome. It's one of the highlights of my collection.
o-xide -
Color: X-metal

Yes I got 2. One X-metal black and one static icon. Very stylish during the nineties but I am not wearing it anymore.
apostrophe -
Color: black

The beret is well made, but the back is huge! I haven't got rasta hair to go in there so the beret would droop a lot at the back.

My mother in law is a seamstress though so she cut it to a more classical style and now its pretty much perfect. Not something I'd wear everyday, but well made with good quality wool and the front looks the part.
yoko -
I like the X-metal version more than this one. Yes, the back (bill?) is really big that it looks funny on me. I only wear it a couple of time then put it back on display just because of the big bill.
DisturbedEarth -
Color: Black
Love the hat - but only wear it occasionally - mostly in the winter - definitely unique - searching of the x-metal version.
yodu180 -
Color: Black

Very funny look ! Near military look.
Very amazing style is the couple Beret and X Metal Romeo 1 black sunglasses ! I love wear theses !
Rick -
Seems quite feminine to me. Good for the ladies or kids, but not something I would care to see on any of the newer releases.
Dann -
This is a crystal red, but slightly darker than the regular one. It seems to be on the female and children models.
TERRORISM -
If the name was changed to something like "Crystal Blood" it would probably garner a much greater appeal among men. While not the most attractive frame color, Berry (resembling Crystal Red) is best suited for sport-specific models such as the M Frame or Radar.


Mojo -
Frame: Sable
Lens: Vr28 Black Iridium

I bought these after deciding that I really wanted a pair of the oversized sunglasses that are so popular right now. Since Oakley's are the only sunglasses I'll wear, I went right to the Oakley site to find a pair that appealed to me. These are what I came away with. I was worried that I would look ridiculous on me but they're actually quite flattering and they serve the dual purpose of making my nose look tiny. While they're not perfect (the lenses could stand to be darker and the frame is wide enough that I run the risk of having them fall off and hit the ground if I bend over too far), I love the look of them and they'll be good for driving and running errands. I'll wear my Juliet's if I'm going to be doing any sort of vigorous activity.
Lali -
Color: Sheet Metal
My girlfriend bought a pair of these a few months ago. The design itself is very nice and she says it's comfortable too. But on the other hand toe area is very vulnerable. Besides this, the shoe is a good choice for everyday usage. They look definetly better with jeans than with other pants or shorts.
o-xide -
I got 3 of these: Black. Black/Red and Olive. I must say they look good but not comfortable for my feet. I got blisters after walking the street of Tokyo. I'd really give it a 3.8 if I can
Tick -
Comfortable and durable I once wore them for almost 24 hours straight & they were just as comfortable as when I put them on.
rocky2log -
color: red/black

the ironman of sandals...i have worn them the last 3 1/2 yrs and still they are as tough as ever. nike sandals can't match their durability...5star review
OakleyMonster -
Comfortable and extra durable sandals. I think I should have ordered a 1/2 size smaller than I usually wear, but still comfortable. The toggle that tightens the sandals stopped working on on the of sandals after 2 summers of use.
BiGCoB -
Color : Yellow/Black

I got them for 15Euros which was a good deal for a non commonly design pair of sandals
They are very comfy but after some weeks of hard use, the straps behind heels have come unstitched inside the neoprene.
bong -
Frame: Pewter/Pewter/Chrome/Chrome
Lens: Transitions RX lenses/Black Iridium/Black Iridium/Titanium Clear

I have four of these... guess you can tell I really like them! These frames are big, bold, and beautifully designed. The lenses are substantially larger than regular Square Wire 2.0's, and are great for peripheral vision. The regular Square Wire 2.0's looked ridiculous on my large face, so when the Big Square Wires came out, I had to get a pair. As much as I liked the Square Wire 2.0's styling, I love the Big Square Wires even more. It has nice touches like the slight flare on the ear stems, the "True Metal Icons" on the hinges (looks even better with the contrast on the Pewter frames), and the slightly tapered look of the lens shape. The fit is perfect for those with larger heads, and the spring hinges are really comfortable. The first pair I bought were Pewter frames with Black Iridium lenses, which are great for really sunny days with razor sharp detail, a neutral tint to keep truer colors, and dark enough to stop me from squinting. The frames and fit were so great, I bought another pair of Pewter/Black Iridium and converted them with Transition RX lenses for those days I don't want to wear contacts. The Big Square Wire look great as eyeglasses. My third pair is the Chrome/Titanium Clear combo for darker days or indoor conditions. I loved the Chrome finish so much I bought another pair and transplanted them with the Black Iridium lenses left over from the Transition RX pair. I don't know why Oakley doesn't release the Chrome frames with Black Iridium lenses, but this combo looks great! I love the shiny chrome and how it interplays with the mirror coating on the Black iridium lenses. My favourite pair of sunglasses!
ZinTX -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: Titanium clear
Had these since 2003. Been to Mexico with me. Even fell off in a lake once, and I went down and found them. Finally my lenses got scratched, so I just sent my frames to be fitted with top of the line Ziess Rx Transitions. Waiting to get them back. My first Rx glasses.
oogie -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: VR28 Blue Pol

A decent pair of wire Oaks. Nothing too special. They are just a pretty big frames. I think they look too domesticated for my tastes ... maybe when I hit 55 and want to look like the godfather.
trego33 -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: VR50 Gold Iridium

A great lens and frame combo - to add that sandy desert rider look to your wardrobe haha - well designed frames - always get the ladies to look - but very face dependent - if you have a small face - do not go near the BSW range - The lens has a 35% light transmission rating - so not meant for extremely bright conditions but for late afternoons and early evening these are great. Come with spring hinges and unobtanium ear socks - so comfort levels are very high also.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: Ti Clear

These are extremely light shades. I am a sucker for Ti Clear too. I like to wear these when the marine layer is out. The cool thing about them too is that you can wear them indoors. I think that is a great advantage so that you can leave them on your head and not worry about them getting scratched. I don't know if these will be good for small heads b/c I have a pretty big oval head and they even kind of slide every once in awhile.
Oak -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: -Red

Awesome coverage and nice design. It's very classy and versatile; it can be worn pretty much with a suit or with jeans and a T-shirt. It's not very square shaped as the name would imply, but it looks good anyway. The first problem I have with it, though, is the spring hinge. Not a fan of those with Oakleys, as earstems that use that feature don't grip your head too tight. The second problem I have is the weight. I guess that's the trade off for better coverage than all the other Wires (besides the Warden and Xhairs).
Tick -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: Ti Clear
I like these for overcast days especially in the winter they look cool & just enough iridium filter to take the edge off. My friend calls these my Brad Pitts
Pez -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: titanium clear
These be my hard core gansta-bada$$ set. I like the chrome frame a lot. They just seem to be a fun pair of oversized shades. I wish they put spring hinges on more sunglasses, because they really add to the overall quality of these. OK and yes I just love ti Clear. I can't explain why, but I just do.
jracingbean -
Frame:Pewter
Lens:VR28 Blue Iridium

When I found out that these were being discontinued, I rushed out to my local Oakley store and got a great deal on a closeout pair. Anyway, after wearing a Black Iridium lens for the last five years, I wanted something a little softer for driving, and these fit the bill perfectly. The VR28 Blue Iridium lens looks great and it is incredibly clear to look through; the brown tint gives everything a nice, warm contrast. Depth perception is definitely enhanced with this lens, so it's a perfect driving lens. The fit is great with the spring hinges, and I like the thicker wire all around; it's a great shape for those of us with bigger faces. Granted, the Big Square Wires are on the classic end of the Oakley spectrum, but the contrasting "O" on the arms add a little flash. All in all, a great, albeit understated, set of glasses. You should be able to get a pair at local Oakley store or you could find them on eBay, just make sure they aren't fakes.

Review Date: June 3, 2007
wusthof -
Frame: 1st gen leather wraped
Lens: black irid.

I'm looking for another pair after 10 yrs, yea 10! as my f'n dog decided to take em' out and chewed them up. Ever since then, I still have my 1/2 jackets, and an M frame - but I've always have missed my 'everyday' sunglasses. So damn comfy and are especially made for big heads which are hard to find - how many earpices I have broken with my Blades vs my big noggen - I've lost count
Scott -
Frame: Pewter
Lens:Gold Iridium Polarized and Black Iridium Polarized

I love these glasses, and now that they are discontinued, I have an issue. I actually got new lenses for them for a steal, but then the arm broke off a month after getting the lenses. Anyone have a clue where I could get a replacement arm, including the hinge?
Timc24 -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: Gold Iridium Polarized


Superb and chic Eyewear! These fit my face much better than the same color (platinum gold combo) in Square Wire 2.0. They name these : "BIG" Square Wire, which is quite untrue actually. The Sunglasses are definately not big, which is a good thing in my opinion, as big fly sunglasses tend to hide good looking faces. The sunglasses are actually more in the small medium category, but not MICRO sized like the Square wire 2.0 which looks a bit silly on my largish face. The size of SQW 2.0 should be classed as in the MICRO tiny category! These Big square wires look so great for formal or casual sports to everyday workwear! These are better in my opinion than the latest generation Square Wire 3.0 which is a tab too large and sharply rectangular , these are a softer edge rectangle orbitals! They are great for golfing on cloudy days (aka the brown base lens)!better long distance contrast. They still perform well even in sunny weather, as long as the sunlight is not desert like intense! Then you would need a Black Iridium. I am very happy with these and they are now ultra rare and polarized too! I got mine on ebay very recently April 2010 Brand New from a US seller with a are brand new pair! I love them and will keep them for a long as they live.
bong -
despite being a generic yellow box (all Oakley does to differentiate what glasses are inside is the sticker at the end of the box), the stylized O icon makes it one of the better looking yellow boxes.
splatter -
nice replacements but were got by accident when i thought my a wires were square wires
Dr.Chop -
Frame: Crystal Black
Lens: Black Iridium

Not as bad of a pair as the bone colored pic leads you to believe. They fit me close to that of a Hijinx where they touch my cheeks just a bit, but not like a Batwolf where they are uncomfortable. Great coverage, look better in person. Gave em a 3. Fit a big dome pretty well. Would've been a 4 had it not been for the name.
The Game -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ice Iridium Polarized
This is a great pair of glasses. I've got a huge face and this is an addition to my collection. Got Crosshair 2.0 and Gascan before and this just works perfectly fine for me. The ice iridium polarized lens is just awesome, works well if you are wearing denim most of the time. I also like the huge coverage, kinda look fashionable for guys.
Pope XVI -
Frame: crystal black
Lens: black iridium
Nice pair of glasses! The coverage is huge almost not allowing any light in. Kinda look fashionable also with that shape and size of the lens. This pair is what Kimi Raikkonnen is wearing now in the first part of the 2013 F1 races. I am a fan and so I bought it as well, haha. This is an addition to my holbrook and crosshair 2.0 collection. The fit is pefect!
oogie -
This is one of my favorite new Oakley bags. Not as a purse or a travel bag for my wife, but it has provided me and my family with simply the most fantastic Diaper Bag ever!! I love the room it provides, simple compartments, easy access and striking good looks. Nice leather handles, very sturdy, great zippered inside compartments. Another nice touch is the Oakley lettering lining the inside of the bag. Love it!
american image -
this is not a polo , this is a wigwam if you put poles in it !!
Size S fits people who are 1.80 meters , XL fits an elefant
but the materials used are phenomenal , so if you happen to fit one , you'll wear it untill you die
RubyMars -
Good basic frame color, whether polished or not (see New Zero 0.4) Blends well with neutral lenses and contrasts well with flashy. A versatile frame color that works with most skin tones as well.
jumpman73 -
These look very nice. I like the colorway a lot. They are bold and show confidence. I like to use these for professional outings. They aren't too distracting.
Ed -
No-nonsense basic frame color. Not very exciting, but always in style. Goes with anything. I have it on the Four with HI Blue.
O-TasMiC -
Prety basic color, goes good with prety much any lens because it provides lots of contrast.
LEX7 -
have this on quite a few of my oakleys.
a bit boring but still looks good, cos its a nice simple frame colour that goes with all lenses.
looks especially good when teamed with black iridium for that classic black/black look.
Dann -
Black is between the glossy and matte finishes. It seems to be the standard frame of choice for most new releases, and usually comes with a Black Iridium lens. That combo I don't care for, but one you place any other lens in, then you have a beautiful pair of Oakley's.
sparra -
Not the most funky of colours, but looks pretty cool, if a little understated. Good for more formal occasions.
BrianJ1888 -
Plain, basic color for base-model Oakley's. Not as glossy as Jet Black (which seems like it's polished), but not as dull as Matte Black. It seems most other colors start with this base and add on top of it.
x-metalman -
The standard frame color. Not much else to say. Looks good with pretty much anything, but not a first choice for me.
oogie -
Your basic frame color. Probably the most popular based on overall sales (I remember the basic black eye jackets being the best sellers at SGH back in the day). Can't go wrong, but you won't turn any heads, either.
oogie -
I have the black with gold D1 watch. See black in the o-matter review, and I think it holds true for the watches. *yawn*
oogie -
I have the black with gold D1 watch. See black in the o-matter review, and I think it holds true for the watches. *yawn*
TheVault -
Nothing exciting with this, and like Dann mentioned its usually paired with the black lens or even grey for a very ordinary look.

I would choose matte black or polished black before this one.

It goes with everything.
Rick -
You can't have a pair of sunglasses without a frame. The Oakley Black frame is pretty much as basic as it gets. Great for people who don't want to make any type of style statement - just your regular, everyday black sunglasses frame.
Ian -
I'm kinda confused about this colorway. When I list all models, my 10th Mountain Holeshot is listed for both the Black and Stealth Black. Either way, the watch is classy, beautiful, and functional.
Ian -
It took me quite a while to justify a "normal" color. Great to have in your collection, works with just about anything.
b2r -
Black with Silver Text: Superb! Not too flashy but much more interesting than normal Black.
LIEUTENANT -
It's so simple,that it's attractive!And this is the proof that no one does it better than oakley.It's unbelievable that a plain black finish can be so hard to resist to.Whether it's the minutes,or the black/gold iridium straight jacket,or even more the black on black valve,the black finish fitted like glove to the older thinner,and so fine frames.It doesn't look that much good on the newer chunkier ones,but still it's nice.
x-metalman -
Used to have this on my Off Line 4.0. It's really nice and pictures don't do the frame color justice. Really has to be seen.
american image -
best splicecolour made, i know it isn't wild , but it just looks good when you wear it
Iwan -
Love this frame colour on my square wires. Very classy, not to shiny. Looks like a real metal colour (unlike some other metal finishes which look plastic). It also looks quite durable and less prone to chipping.
TERRORISM -
Black chrome completes a frame, encasing it in an FMJ finish and making it shine with brilliance. Many popular Oakley models have used this color, as its dark hue looks great paired with almost any lens option. One of my personal favorites is the New Straight Jacket in Black Chrome/Ice. Unlike the dark chrome frame, this option adds visual appeal with the extra "metallic" finish.
Mike -
It's just beautiful. There's a nice shine, but it's more reserved looking than some cheaper finished. It's classy, and just looks great on my WHY 8.1. I think it could get to be too much if you increased the surface area much.
jumpman73 -
These look so sharp. This is a very nice colorway for a collection. It is really distinct and different as well. It could pass for both chrome and jet black, like an in between.
Ed -
Very classy color, especially when paired with G30 lenses as on the OO E.
BrianJ1888 -
I'm going to disagree with Bong as I love my A-Wire 2.O Thick in this frame. It's got the perfect amount of shine, without looking too flashy. Except with the +Red lenses...
LEX7 -
I have this on my straight jackets and agree it is a very cool frame colour to have. nice and shiny and metalic. looks liek it belongs int he FMJ range.
i have worn/sweated all over mine and nothign has peeled of at all.
this problem might be model specific.
dan-E -
It's an interesting color, a muted, dark color background, that's been either polished or coated to a lustrous shine. Nicely done.
jumpman73 -
Black chrome is one of my favorite color options for frames. They are shiny like chrome but still have a dark appearance. Very nice thing to have.
bong -
Black Chrome is one of those frame options that either work or don't work on some Wires. i thought the A Wire Thick looked a bit ridiculous when done in Black Chrome, but the Square Wire 2.0 and Why 8.1 looked really classy done in this frame colour. it's a dark grey base and polished to a high luster, and puts just enough flash on simple and understated frames like the Square Wire 2.0 and the Why 8 series.
Ed -
Really great frame color. Nice and shiny but classy at the same time. Seems to have gone through a couple variations over the years. On my Eye Jacket 2.0, it is a metallic dark grey in color. On newer models like Splice and Half Jacket, it is a deep bronze.
sparra -
Extremely cool and surprisingly good quality finish. I've had none of the problems that others have reported but my Half Jacket XLJs are a fairly recent purchase. V. Cool.
EastCoast -
Very nice as an accent, not so sure about as a full-frame treatment. No trouble with peeling (yet).
oogie -
Being a big fan of the chrome FMJ series, black chrome is a superb frame choice in my book. Live with some flash ... and hope it doesn't peel!
Dann -
This is a very cool frame color to have. It's very nice on my Splice's and my brother's Scar. The only problem with it is the fact that it can peel if sweated on. This has been a common occurance for some people, but Oakley will replace it. If you use it in moderation, then it should be fine.
x-metalman -
I think this is one of the nicer frame options that there are. Really nice alternative to Black or Chrome and if the peeling thing could be avoided, would probably be more popular. I would still love to see this on an X-Metal with Ice lenses.
TheVault -
I have it on an EJ 2.0 and on Splice, very nice combo that works well with a colorforl lens for great contrast or with a black or grey lens for a more classy look, but still better then the usual black/black release.

No problem with peeling for me, and like others have said, it can be a dark bronze like it is on the half jacket.
Rick -
This is a very cool frame treatment. It appears to be black at some angles and then chrome at others. It is a bit of a hassle to keep it free from grease and prints, but it is a striking finish that has a deep and gorgeous shine to it.
Ian -
Just got a lensless pair of Bottlecaps as a gift. It's a unique color, and I was surprised to find that it was fairly uncommon on the Bottlecap. Part of me wants to "restore" the glasses to their original titanium glory, the other part of me is curious as to what colors would look awesome with this frame. I wonder why the newer frames that are encased in metallic paint are no longer referred to as FMJ...
the-o-man -
One of my favorite colors for Oakley frames. Great shiny finish that stands out among other metallic/ chrome Oakley finishes. For those who have never experienced, its almost like metallic pewter, but better.

I have a pair of Flak Jacket XLJs in this frame color with Tungsten Iridium Polarized and they look amazing!! I wish they released this color with more frames, esp Romeo 2, XX Twenty, X-Squared, or maybe Frogskins.

Almost every lens color looks good with this frame. Not sure about the wear and tear/deterioration of this color over time, but if it's like most metallic finishes it probably can't be too good. I hope that's not true though.

It is more of a display piece than a pair to wear for day-to-day use. If anyone is reading this that has the power, I would love the formula for this color to be used as a paint job for future car, preferably exotic or luxury.

Just imagine a car that has an Oakley Black Chrome paint job with a saddle brown leather interior...
Susy -
This artclie is a home run, pure and simple!
Celicagame -
After having two FMJ frames I've learned my lesson and I don't use my splices as much as I want to. With the splice the black chrome really stands out. I get asked alot about the color since it's not very common. It hasn't started peeling yet and hopefully it will stay that way.
oogie -
The black fade is a supurb frame color choice. Too bad I've only seen it on the Moster Doggle, which is just simply too large / funy / fashion -trendy of a style. That's why the brown fade made available for the Moster Dogs made it a great choice. Woot!
LEX7 -
This frame is cool in terms of its new and was the first in its kind. but sadly this frame colour does not look as good in real like as it does int he oakley photo.
i normally really like clear frames but this clear/cystal black doesnt really do it for me.
x-metalman -
I really like this frame, but I don't really like the glasses it's offered on. Like LEX said, it does look better in the Oakley picture, but I still think it's a nice frame and should be incorporated on more glasses.
jumpman73 -
I really like this color. It looks really nice and fresh. Pretty unique Oakley color.
TheVault -
Great frame color, better then the whiskey or the brown fade. The fading is well done and unique, too bad its only on the Doggle at this moment.

As with all the frames I just mentioned, peeling might occured because the paint is applied on top of a clear frame, but it also gives good opportunities for a cool custom, if you have the patience ;p
Dann -
I have this on my Eye Jackets, and it's a very nice color. It's a good way to deviate from a standard black, while still having a dark frame. It is a glitter base and looks very nice in the sun.
LEX7 -
no one i know seems to like this frame colour but i love it, they say its just brown. but it is a sparkly brown that goes a beautiful rich sparkly goldy brown in the sun.
this was my first frame colour, came with my eye jacket gen 1 and has always been one of my favourites.
Rick -
Not quite sure how this got named "Black Gold" since it is more of a greeny-browny-gold. It has a deep metallic finish and I am a huge fan as it is the first Oakley frame I had. It's not an attention-getter, but it has a quiet wild side to it.
sparra -
Stunning frame colour and very different to most current frame styles, which is great. The sparkle in the frame makes them extra special.
O-TasMiC -
Very cool color. I have it on my Eye Jackets. It is a deep dark mucky greenish brown with sparkles. It doesnt look that good in pictures, but in person it looks very cool.
oogie -
I have these on my Tens. They are a great frame choice to maintain a conservative frame color but throw some shine/sparkle into the mix.
Dann -
Only released on the Emerald Splice at the moment, but still an outstanding frame. It has a very matte finish and works well with the polished black portion of the frame.
jumpman73 -
I got a frame in this colorway sent to me by mistake. I was so shocked at how nice these looked. I was so impressed I almost bought it as well. But my wallet didn't allow me to do so but I am going to put a pair of half jackets in this colorway on my wish list.
Ed -
Great looking combination, much more subdued than the other Splice color options.
TERRORISM -
Gunmetal lives up to its name with a matte black, metallic appearance. The dark, neutral hue compliments virtually any lens color, adding an intriguing alternative to a standard matte black frame.

Dann -
The soldier who is in the city and then gets picked up by the helicopter is wearing Ruby Juliet's. This is historically inaccurate as the Juliet had not been created yet, however. Also he runs up to the helicopter as it hurls sand around. If you owned a $400 pair of sunglasses, I really doubt you'd wear them in a sand storm.
Jah-9's -
It's only inaccurate in the particular model - military special forces have been wearing Oakley's for years.

But yeah, the helicopter scene made me shudder when I saw it after I recognized the glasses... shudder.
kingphilbert -
Dann is right. The Juliet did not exist when that event took place. No Juliet existed yet and I don't believe they are part of the SI line at all. True, military have been wearing Oakley for years, even before SI line, but they had to be black with grey lenses. No mirrors and the soldiers had to put a black Sharpie to the "O". I sold to soldiers often. The SI line itself has only been around for a few years now. Black frames, grey lenses and black "O".
Chris -
If the military was paying for them, I doubt you'd be concerned.
ford -
Yes. Eric Bana was wearing the Juliet's with Ruby lenses. The events in Black Hawk Down are set in 1993. Ruby Juliet's were specifically made for the X-men movie, and were sold to the public after X-men's release in 2000.

In another scene, a soldier is imitating his superior officer and he says "I know Delta wear Oakleys, but that doesn't mean you have to" or something like that.
Bryce -
The Juliets are not in the SI line, however if you get ahold of an "Oakley Government Eye Protection Program" form, on the last page there is a category called "Special Operations Glasses" and they have all the Zero .'s as well as the romeo x, juliet x, penny and some other cool ones.
bad aim -
Those are nice! Those Rubies really do add to the atmosphere of the movie.

Is that frame Carbon or X Metal? I don't know...perhaps X Metal but looks like Carbon due to the color shift of the film?
Micha -
Oakley seemed to be all over that movie and it was very appropriate. I do agree that the only thing not realistic about it was the Ruby scene. But all the other Oakley scenes were cool. Delta Force wearing Oakleys and when they talked about it was cool
KevinLuu -
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinkluu/108400945/in/photostream/
dingygurl6 -
http://www.webbedcrow.com/fichtnerfansite/film/bhdown/bhdown_001oc.jpg
Jay_X_Bee -
I wore mine X Metal XX during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and it still looks good, even after several sandstorms.
jumpman73 -
Awesome product placement by Oakley. Those shades look so nice in that movie.
johnnygoodbeer -
Goofs for (from Here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265086/goofs )
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Though, technically, these might be thought of as goofs, it's a movie,

Anachronisms: One of the soldiers is seen wearing a pair of Oakley "X-Metal Juliet" sunglasses. These glasses were not released until 2000.

Now i wish i knew that much..whether its true..i have no idea.!!
can someone please help me clean this matter up..
and i noticed that in 1 shot hes got ruby color then abit later on he has got ice blue..see if you notice it, when you watch it.

But i really couldnt care as i love this film..make it in your all time top 50 films more like top 10.
edge2lyfe -
One thing about the movie...they should have used something else, the Juliets as we know didn't exist and look far too advanced for that time period, which was '92 I think?

johnnygoodbeer,
Funny, I don't remember the actors Juliets being Ruby at all! I do remember them being Ice though. Guess I'll go ahead and buy this movie.
Dann -
This is the most common lens color to be found. I have it in my Romeo's and Trenchcoat's, but I usually stay away from it, as I prefer colored lenses. It's not a bad lens though, as you would expect, it darkens your view quite a bit with no tinting. I find it to be a bit too dark even though it's not the lens with the lowest light transmission. Not recommended for evening or later.
Jonathan Tung -
This is the lens color that is predominant mode of my entire Oakley collection, past and present. It's clean, effective, not too loud, and overall a very good color. I like how the mirror is reflective but not REVO-esque and really attention grabbing. I would recommend this for bright light, but things get hashy in the shadow.
EastCoast -
Quite a dark lens, but that's good. Neutral transmission is a plus, just a grey tint and that's it. Seem quite scratch-resistant. Nice finish.
BrianJ1888 -
This is a great base to start from. Nice neutral transmission, durable, and low key. It's dark, too dark for cloudy days, or setting sun. But when it's noontime at the beach, can't be beat. Unless it's polarized...
DarkGrieverX -
Came stock with my Juliet's. Actually wore them quite a lot as it is a nice lens, though a tad dark at times. Unless you are dealing with blazing sun conditions, I'd go for a slightly lighter lens.
UBERCHUCK -
Lots of people complain about B.I. being too dark. Mention where you are using these! You are misleading people if you complain/praise the light transmition but fail to tell people the conditions you are using them in. If you live in a place that doesn't have bright conditions they probably won't be the best choice. For brighter light conditions (this is most of the time since I live in New Mexico) the Black Iridium are a great option. Subtle is good.
bong -
i guess you can call these Oakley's all purpose lenses as they're the most common. they're great for bright, sunny days with sharp detail, a neutral tint to keep truer colors, and dark enough to stop me from squinting. they can be a bit too dark sometimes, but on those days i'd wear something with better contrast anyway.
LEX7 -
Ive got this lens in 15 of my oakleys which is quite annoying. I dont know why this is the standard lens. I spose black goes with everything but id like to see more frames with Gold Iridium.

even thought its a bit boring it is a very nice useful lens as its good in very bright light and still work well in not so bright light.
kingphilbert -
By far not my fav lens. I do find it to be too dark and I don't enjoy seeing everything around me darkened. I much prefer lenses with a bronze base for contrast and color correction. Great if you want a dark lens though.
Iggy -
This lens is great for use down here in sunny Brisbane. It does not change the colours of your surrounding, rather it just darkens your vision. It's actually not very dark, but it will help make things more bearable to look at... just the right amount.

Most people complain about this lens because it isn't flashy enough... what? It does the job.
banarno -
What can you say about Black Iridium,exept it’s the original and most durable lens tint.
I wear mine all day long,driving,working etc etc.
american image -
what else can i say , best sold lenscolour , my personal favorite , goes with any framecolour, solid as a rock
RubyMars -
Probably the most classic lense. It looks good in any frame, is subdued enough that you can wear it formally and look hot. Hides nicks and scratches very well, and still maintains the Iridium mirror we all love so much. Grey base, so nothing special there. Nothing to even complain about but lack of color, but if you're buying black, you're going for classic, not stand out.
Iwan -
Very nice. Fits almost every frame color and can be worn in every condition. I expected it to be very dark to look through but that isn't the case. Even in low light conditions it's very easy to see through. Colour, contrast and clarity are all excellent. An inescapable side effect of Rx lenses is that thickness of the lens (and therefore darkness of the color) depends on the strenght of the prescription.
switchblade5984 -
not as flashy as all your other lenses but you need some balace great sunblockers after al thats what they are used for right? hey it goes with everything and look pretty good in my romeos!
Perkasa -
Came with my Pewter Razrwire. A bit too dark for most situation. A definite no no for driving.

I found it very soothing during full sun, and especially at the beach. I prefer contrast lenses for most activities, especially driving and golfing. However, this is the only lens I use for outdoor photography sessions, as I need true colour definition when I look through the viewfinder.
dan-E -
It's one of the most common lenses out there and it's because of one simple reason: it works and it works well. Granted it's best only for sunny days but when you're playing sports that involve looking up and around at whatever ball may be in play, it's one of the best to use. If you live in an area where it's not as sunny as Miami or L.A., then there are plenty of other options out there.
rdgdmd -
very ordinary lens. you see it everyday. if you don't want too much attention, together with an ordinary frame, this would be it a good choice. b ut unlike me, i want my oakleys noticed!!! that's why radical is better! nice lenses though.
Darth_Icon -
Base: Persimmon
Coating: Black iridium

The base is really persimmon on the snow goggles. This is the best, most functional Irdium lens. Can't see your eyes, but lot's of contrast
Litor -
I do not understand why Oakley have these lens as their standard lens. They came standard with my fives 2.0, they are very dark, Actually too dark. I would not recommend them at all and I had to order fire Iridium lens to replace them which are better , I wrote a review on those too. I think the best lens Oakley makes are the red iridium or the rubys but they do not offer them in to many of their glasses , I wish I knew why they are awesome!!!!!
O.T.T. -
I like this lens so much I am thinking of swapping my rubies for this in my juliets. Its understated and classic looking. Not too flashy either. It doesnt show up scratches all that weel (a good thing) and I have found it an all round excellent lens for casual use. Not used it for anything more strenuous because I have it in my Square Wires. All round very good.
Tick -
There's a reason they're called shades & no lens does it better than Black Iridium. They're nice & dark for full sunlight so your eyes can stay relaxed. You've got to have at least one pair of Black Iridium in your line up.
Comatose -
The lens itself i find a tad too dark peering thru, which is why i give it only a 4.

On the outside, it projects almost a silvery reflective surface. Definitely for those who are more for the conservative, classy look. Doesn't pick up smudges as easy as the lighter colored lenses.

Recently I have paired them up with my plasma frames, and I think together they make a *stunning* combination. Unlike the stock plasma frame lenses (ice/fire/emerald) which i find almost all too flashy, the black lens offers a great contrast to the frames, and make it much more noticable.
dj.MLYT -
People say these are really ordinary looking, but in the right frames, they look awesome. I wear mine on really bright days in my carbon ducati juliets, but I think they look really awesome in polished frames.
Ed -
Nothing special about this lens. On the plus side, it is the most neutral/conservative Iridium tint. It will go with pretty much any frame color. On the minus side, it's a little boring compared to the fancier, more colorful shades, and it does seem to make the world a little too dark most of the time.
Luke Kozek -
WISDOM GOGGLE LENS - GOGGLE LENSES HAVE DIFFERENT SPEC THAN SUNGLASS LENSES

This is a beautiful lens to look at from the outside. The black iridium coating appears silver and the lens behind it a shade of brown.

I do not find this lens functional as it makes things appear too dark. I can imagine this or the fire iridium being my favorite lens if I lived near the poles and was subjected to vast fields of frozen wasteland glare. This lens is rated at 20% Light Transmission and only Fire Iridium at 18% filters more light. (NICHE MARKET)

I recommend Gold Iridium for Bright Sunny Days which has a 20% light transmission as well but things appear brighter, warmer (BEST FOR BRIGHT).
addicted2o -
black iridium is nice especially for sunny conditions but it is bit too dark to look through...not too good on a cloudy day unlike ruby or titanium iridiums
oogie -
The originial iridium! Simply cannot go wrong with black iridium. It looks great on just about every frame, and we only stray to other custom lenses just to showcase something unique and different.
x-metalman -
Very dark and very common. Still one of my favorites because of its' ability to go with everything. Looks good in almost every frame.
ACE 87 -
I heve this lens in my Mars. I dont particularly enjoy looking through this lens as it is kind of boring compared to ice or other colored lenses. Has a sort of "grape gatorade" purple tint when you look through it although it may just be the shade of grey seems like its purple when I compare it to my ice lenses. Too dark for evening or partially overcast days. Does however look very good in my X Metal frame Mars and gives it a very industrial style. My favorite thing about this lens is how the iridium coating reflects like a mirror a very bright silver and everything in the lens reflection is the color it really is, giving it a kind of adaptability to where you are wearing them.
sparra -
Though I usually like something a bit more funky, still a great lens, keeping the light out nicely yet still keeping a good overall clear tone to things. As Dann says though, it can be slightly too dark on occaision.
absolutmuah -
basic, functonal, BORING! but yeah it can look cool in the right frame. a case in point ? my denim Mag M-frames. Look greattogether =)

yeah comfortable to use in bright sunlight. so its all good.
junfatt -
This lens is too dark, have to take them off everytime in door or cloudy. I will suggets to increase the light to 12-13%
strake -
Black is quite possibly the best lens to go with any color of frame. I would think these would be "foundational lens" in that evey collector should have them. Used in the appropriate light conditions as recommended by Oakley, they are the best all around and can be used in formal occasion without being flashy.

All the talk about these lenses being boring is getting me down. If you want to get yourself noticed, go dye your hair in an outrageous color.

4.5 stars since these are not polarized.
Madscientist -
Im not quite sure if this will sell. I'm hoping so of course, but not many people seem to be interested in the Mercury frame.
Pander -
Nice and common for everyday use. Works well in both low light and bright light. Nice feature is that no one is able to see your eyes in these.
barbercb -
I have this lens in several of my frames. If you want sun glasses this is the lens. It provides great shade, and just dims everything down. Living in Houston where we have super bright hot days, this lens has made life a little better.
jumpman73 -
Pretty normal lens. Good eye protection. I consider this the normal Oakley lens. Pretty much standard and comes in everything.
contrabandit -
Great great lenses! They look classy, subtle and cool and looking though them on a sunny day is meditation to the eye which can relax and enjoy all the colors of summer! Yes they are dark, but once they are fueled with light it just works and a very nice purple hue (God knows where it comes from...) rounds off the light in a very pleasing way! Enter a darkened room and you are blind though - theese are the definition of sunglasslenses, so wear them in the sun and you will be laughing mate!
Munkfish -
The typical sunglass lens - usual Oakley optics - very comfortable to wear, and better than average for scratch resistance. Mirrored finish - this is extreme on my Why 2's, but not so much on the Thump 2.0s (although you cannot see through on either).
bad aim -
Came standard on my Juliets. Very nice to look at and through. Surprisingly, it even works well at night. Blocks most of the glare yet I can still see the road ahead <blink>

Everyone must have one of these lens in their collection.
TheVault -
Like others have said, everyone should have a pair with black iridium, they block the sunlight very well and go with anything.

I give them a 4 because its a way too conservative lens for me, I prefer to put dark lens like that in a light frame, like silver or white for maximum contrast effect.

I would always go for the black lens instead of the cheaper and boring grey lens.
The2ndSaint -
My favorite lens. Cuts light like a mofo, looks extremely cool, and conceals one's eyes completely, which is great for shy guys like me.
Rick -
When the inventor of sunglasses envisioned a color, he undoubtedly thought of black. The Black Iridium is your ground-zero of lens colors. Oakley lenses are packed with technology and this is what I think of when wearing this lens, because I'm certainly not thinking "What a cool color lens I'm wearing!". Sets the industry standard for a black lens, but definitley doesn't turn the world on it's ear. Know what I'm saying?
adrian13 -
nothing special about this lens. keeps the light out well but not much in terms of looks. good for bright sunny days at the beach. v common lens available practically in every range of oakley sunglasses especially the current fashion-oriented range. i have it in my racing jackets & straight jackets but i prefer the brown tints like titanium iridium and VR25
johnnyfreeball -
yeah. these are the industry standard and a "must have". i've got them in my half jackets right now and they feel like the perfect match. great in sunny conditions and stylish enough without being just another gaudy mirror lense.
boxing750 -
these lens are perfect for sunny places like here and the beach im at, and then when i go to compete they hide my eyes and i look even scaryier
pitOm -
This lens works really great in extreme sunny condition.
Excellent for all purpose lens in sunny condition.

It offers true color perception for you and it's good for any activities..
jrbusser -
Buena proteccion, buena vision muy bonitos en mis whiskers aunque hubiera preferido comprar los black iridium polarized que es el mismo lente que tengo en mis juliet, excelentes
Lali -
If you are looking for a neutral colored lens, for bright condition, than it's probably the best choice. I like looking through these lenses, but sometimes they are not dark enough for me. Maybe if had the RX version it would be much better. Only 4 points from me, because it has nothing special, but does the job done.
idealoakley -
As far as I am concerned this is a basic lens. There is no color enhancing characteristics with this lens. It's only purpose is to block the sun on VERY bright days. It does work well but I find it a boring lens.
Tim Cooper -
Good Lens I have used black iridium for many years now.It's major disadvantage is it is not colour enhancing, and is recommended for very bright light only as the view on a dreary cloudy day is far too dark (Low contrast). Otherwise perfect for beach on fine days and fine days on the ice and snow slopes. Good for fine summer + spring days, definiately not a winter or fall lens.
BiGCoB -
Persimmon base is a really good contrast enhancer, and the black Iridium is perfect for very bright light condition, But only for this. I would not tell that this is good for medium light.

The Iridium treatment gives a good mirror aspect.

I give it 4 skulls as this lens is not an all condition one but do a great job in Bright light.
Ian -
I was really disappointed when I first got this lens. I was expecting a sunglass-spec Black Iridium. I understand that the persimmon base adds contrast, which is better for snow, but I had unrealistic expectations. Otherwise, it performs just as it should: blocks light while increases visual acuity in snow.
Ian -
I was really disappointed when I first got this lens. I was expecting a sunglass-spec Black Iridium. I understand that the persimmon base adds contrast, which is better for snow, but I had unrealistic expectations. Otherwise, it performs just as it should: blocks light while increases visual acuity in snow.
Danice -
Thanks for writing such an easy-to-understand artilce on this topic.
yo yo yo stezo!! -
I had these in an Rx with the radar range size. awesome lens! i biked across the country in the summer of '08 with these. it handled the punishing sun well, and looks wise it is probably the best looking lens from the outside. i find the tint tends to give a bluish cast to everything, so not as ideal in that respect, compared to, for example, a vr28 black iridium with a rose tint. also not a good lens for overcast days. the strength of this lens is its ability to neutralize bright sun.
Danilo Faria -
Came on my first oakley sunglasses, a Gascan Onesight. I was looking for a mirrored-effect lens, so it had to be an iridium one. These lens are really great for outdoor usage and sunny days. Not the greatest lens for days with no sun, but still a fair option. Too bad that black iridium is very likely to get your fingerprints when you touch the lens with your fingers.
skull.jacket -
What can I say about the Black Iridium? It is the best lens there is for extremely bright light, save for maybe the Chrome Iridium (which I haven’t tried yet). I grew up in the American Southwest, have been stationed out there, as well as several trips to the Middle East. Lots of sun, sun, SUN! I have had no shortage of bright light beating down on me and the best lens to combat it has always been the Black Iridium.

Total comfort all day in the bright sun. Unless I am staring directly at the big Solaris in the sky (which doesn’t happen all that often anymore :P), my eyes are perfectly comfortable. They have the wearability for year round use and the versatility to go with nearly every other frame. Even the frames that it doesn’t quite compliment (like Emerald or Midnight) it still doesn’t detract from anything. Perfect for any activity, I use mine mainly for driving and running. Unless its early morning, late evening, or inclimate weather, they are the go-to lens for all conditions. Especially handy for long road trips, I have used them cross-country quite often and I love cross-country trips.

Of course, the Black Iridium is only for the brightest of conditions, so they begin to lose their luster as soon as the sun starts to go down or the clouds come out. But even then, it still has some staying power and can remain on the cranium – at least for a while.

The look is also very versatile. In bright light, the Iridium gives off a slight Chrome effect and in less than bright light has an even black sheen that always hides my eyes. Even though I am not one to favor looks over performance, I would say that if I did, I would say the Black Iridium does both quite well. Unfortunately, one can get tired of always seeing the black mirror after a while – I sure did and always wanted a Fire, or Ice or Ruby or Emerald. Even favoring other brands just to break up the monotony. But what do I always go back to? Yuuuup … Black Iridium.

I think that Black and Grey are probably the most underappreciated lenses because they are essentially “gimmies” with Oakley – you can usually expect any given frame to have Black or Grey and most of us here have tried them at one time or another. It is quite easy to write them off as a given. But since I have always found a reason to drive cross-country or travel around the globe I had a reason to look for the best lens possible. And I always end up turning to the Black Iridium.

There is nothing wrong with wanting to change things up every once in a while. But I think any true Oakley fanatic will have at least one of these in the array case, no matter what other lens you may favor; locked and loaded, ready to go when needed.

Overall: 3 - Recommended - Get One If You See One
thisguy -
Excellent lens. The iridium coating adds a nice lyer of reflectivity to the outside. Looking through them colors keep their natural look ad everything looks beautiful. The most versatile lens that Oakley makes for sunny days.
Jonathan Tung -
Actually, all I've got is the lenses right now. I stopped by my local eyeglass store and bought them off them for 15 dollars. They had them because a lot of customers who install a prescription into their Oakley's don't care for the original lenses so I picked these up cheap. Hoping I can find some random A-Wire frame to stick them in.

From what I've been able to tell, these lenses are a little greener than the original non-polarized Black Iridium but the polarization makes everything look crisp and stunning. All the different colors are separate and distinct. A very desirable lens if not a little plain for some folks to look at from an observers' point of view.
banarno -
What can you say about Black Iridium Polarized,exept it’s the original and most durable lens tint.
I wear mine all day long,driving,working etc etc.
And the polarization cuts down on glare if you are near water.
american image -
these are in the 256mb Thump night camo, and if there is ever the possibility to switch lenses for the Thump , i will , these are only good near water, but you shouldn't were electronics near water....
BrianJ1888 -
Tried this on my Dad's StraightJacket, and liked them. While they aren't as pretty as my Ice Polarized lenses, you can't tell that when they're on your face. They look exactly the same while you're wearing them. Super sharp, and excellent at cutting glare. They lose a point for being a bit plain though.
Macd1919 -
I have these lenses in my Fives. Polarized lenses were not designed to maintian normal contrast when looking at lcd screens. They were designed to drastically cut glare and extremely bright light from harming your eyes in places like the coean and places with alot of refelcted light. An lcd screen is not one of them. Black iridium is not black obviously it is the color grey or a draker grey and it is chosen due to the neutrality of the color. Grey in theory transmits all colors evenly and offers truer color perception. Some of you are misleading readers into thinking that theres not a whole lot of upside to the Iridium and thats just not true. They are my first pair of polarized lenses and i will never go back to regualr lenses. The rainbow effect is something weird and you will have to get used to it every once in awhile. That comes with every pair of good polarized lenses.
Wassaaaaaaaaaap -
What more can you ask for? Simple and stylish. Very basic and hella effective. Good choice for anyone. Matches everyone. This is a staple in an Oakley collector/fan's stable.
BigHonu -
I have had polarized lenses from Hobie, Revo, Bolle, and Maui Jim. The black iridium polarized cuts out the glare as well or better than the others and have excellent definition. My go to lenses when I'm headed to the beach.
Airborne -
I have these in my Carbon frame Romeo 2.0, and they're great. Neutral base with the benefit of polarization, which is great for bright-light driving. I agree with other posters that these would be even better if they were slightly darker, but perhaps that complaint owes to the smaller coverage of the R2 as much as the tint of the lens. Nevertheless, I'm giving it a 4 since I would like to see a slightly darker tint, but this is the darkest Oakley gets.
frankie4fingers -
Nice coating and very resistant against scratches and good for all dresses. Have it in Matte Black GC and it's great to wear them in bright light, you will have no problems. Only two things I dislike, 1.If you drive into the light of the sun, your environment gets grey, bad contrast and sometimes dangerous.
2.The polarization could be better, or it's me. If you look at bouldering it could be possible that it looks like wet, because of reflection, very confusing.
PiaaBro -
This is my first polarized lens (pair of Bottlecaps) from Oakley so I'm still trying to get used to the rainbow like effect that bounces off windshieds & tinted glass. Gotta give props to the glare reduction..it has made FL driving much more pleasant!
jumpman73 -
I'm not a huge fan of these lenses. I guess they'll become more useful since I'm at the beach now. I got these because I was able to get a pair of Jet black half jackets with them for very cheap on a special promotion. After wearing them for awhile and being entertained by the spots in tinted rear view windows I swapped them for some gold iridiums.
njphil -
Has all the good color of the Black Iridium lenses but is polarized, i have them in my Hatchet's
dmc -
Certainly of all of the lenses I own, black iridium polarized is the only one that cuts right down on the light with a relatively neutral base tint, and -- most importantly -- does so without any noticeable ghosting in various lighting conditions.

It would be my all-time favorite lens if the looks just weren't so boring.
NestoJR -
The black iridium polarized aren't quite perfect (then again, no lens can be ideal for every situation) but they are really great for what they're meant for and that is extremely bright conditions. I have Radars that I use for cycling and these are great, non-polarized lenses period just aren't up to snuff IMO. Glare is a major issue and you'll realize this if you wear polarized and non back to back. Also when passing through shady and brightly lit areas, flickering is an annoyance. With polarized there is none of this. Being for the brightest conditions, riding near dawn is difficult as its far too dark of course. Otherwise, superb lenses, great clarity and very good color accuracy. Sure, theres no tint and its a bit boring looking although they are mirrored and do their job excellently and are a great everyday lens. Highly recommended.
Dann -
This was in my Thump. Not sure why the Thump needed Polarization since you couldn't safely get near water, but maybe it was to justify the price increase for a little more memory. The only thing I notice is dots in some windows and I can't see my phone screen at certain angles.
Ed -
For some reason, these don't seem to make everything quite as dark as standard Black Iridium. The polarization does cut out quite a bit of glare, but it's still a dull grey base tint.
oogie -
Polarized often being a highly sought-after commodity, the black iridium polarized is a staple of Oakley Pol. lens options. A great basic lens for those that want quality polarized lenses without the excess flash.
ford -
I have the Black Iridium Polarized Fat Cats, and the lens is great.
You cant tell much difference looking through Black Polarized until you look at window tints, computer LCD monitors, or my favourite, and what they are designed for - the ocean.
On a sunny day, its cuts glare off the water and is friendlier to your eyes.
I would recommend these lenses to anyone who wants to wear their Oakleys to the beach.
sparra -
These are great lenses - as are all Oakley polarised lenses, though the colour isn't particularly funky, it still looks cool in the right frames. They work really well, especially when driving on wet roads and sunny days when you get loads of glare - cuts it right out. Brilliant.
LEX7 -
I just got these on a pair of twentys, and i dont get it, the polarization gives everything a greeny greyish tint, unlike normal BI but more like Grey polarized.
less boring than BI but still boring.
UBERCHUCK -
Lots of people complain about B.I. being too dark. Mention where you are using these! You are misleading people if you complain/praise the light transmition but fail to tell people the conditions you are using them in. If you live in a place that doesn't have bright conditions they probably won't be the best choice. For brighter light conditions (this is most of the time since I live in New Mexico) the Black Iridium are a great option. Subtle is good.
contrabandit -
For some reason i prefer the normal black iridium! The purple tone of the nonpolarized version is not as pronounced in the polorized version. Still a good shade though and a good glareblocker, but if i am not anywhere near water i grab a pair of regular black iridiums and leave the polarized ones for that special ocasion, where glare is a big problem.
jackhammer -
I like the lenses, yes they are dark but in summer they are perfect. I also like the polarisation. Perfect sunglasses and not shiny like Fire or Ice.
Pander -
Before I owned these, I really wanted a pair of polarized lenses. Just to see the difference between polarized and non-polarized lenses. I have to admit, on water the glare reduction is great, but in everyday life... Every display, from an iPod, thermostat, or what not, will turn into a rainbow. Every car that has a heat resistent windshield looks like there is oil on it.
Conclusion: great for on water (or maybe on the slopes), but not that great in everyday living...
Rick -
I wore these for the first time a few weeks ago and I got these crazy streaks of light cascading in from the sides. It really caused me irritation. I couldn't understand it. I've never experienced this before. I thought Polarized lenses were supposed to be unsurpassed in the protection, but I ended up having to take them off. Plus, the whole iPod screen, and windshields gets annoying real fast. Maybe if I went out on the water I'd feel differently, but I just don't get it.
TERRORISM -
Just plain black for all the afficionados of the neutral color schemes, yet offering the added benefit of polarization - Black Iridium Polarized are among Oakley's classic lens colors. As with its non-polarized counterpart, this lens offers excellent protection from the brightest conditions. On the other hand, it seems that the standard Black Iridium actually is slightly better for brighter environments.
Spooky Dude -
I love my BIPL's. They keep the glare out and since I'm wearing Antix, I don't have to worry about glare when I'm going about myh business of enslaving the world.
jrbusser -
Yo los tengo en mis Juliet, excelente visibilidad, perfectos cuando hay exceso de sol, gran confort no cansan la vista, para mi mis preferidos aunque mis penny tambien se acercan. Gran inversion EXCELENTES!!!!
jrbusser -
Definitivamente como lo dije en mi anterior review este lente es el mejor, tambien lo tengo en unos lentes unknow y relamente son mis favoritos de mi coleccion tengo 2 lentes con este vidrio y lo sostengo los mejores
Raybees -
Having the gold polarized and the black iridium polarized as well I can say that these lenses are absolutely fantastic for driving in bright light conditions. Great contrast considering the light blocking percentage with a very comfortable reduction of glare. As for the rainbow effect on windscreens, thats normal for polarized glasses.
DevRogue -
Have these b/c of my great vision insurance. 1st pair of real oakleys and worth every dollar. I have black polarized mirrored iridium on my Screw 2.0's and have used them for everything, including snowboarding. Driving is great; i can walk into the office and not even notice the difference between my sunglasses and regular glasses. I wish they had better polarized lenses tests at stores so that you can truly see just how much light is transmitted through your lenses and how clearly the hidden polarized text shows up.
MacD1919 -
One word, amazing. These are the best lenses I have found for ultra bright blinding days. Perfect for February in Ohio, when snow is constantly on the ground and glare is horrible. They are also money in the spring, and the summer. I have this lens in my cross hairs and my fives 3.0. It is by far my favorite lens. The mirror effect is a big bonus with it as well. It is not real flashy but nice and conservative. Get fire iridium or something like that if you want flashy
Matt SG -
I first tried these polarized lenses on a bashed up half jacket i bought off ebay (seller misled me, was supposed to be near new...but i still managed to sell it off). While I was "testing" these pair of sunglasses, I got used to the polarized effect after a while. You don't notice it right away, as with most lenses. And once I was "in the zone", you go like, "WOW"... these are really good. Only one word to describe them: soothing.

Take them off on a really hot, glaring sunny afternoon and you'll wonder how you ever lived without polarized. When I put on non-polarized, I tend to notice the glare off shiny surfaces now, and keep telling myself to get a pair with BIP. It's really that good; once you go polarized, you can't go back. Definitely better than grey polarized, with the iridium coating that reduces the glare even more. By far the best polarized lens from Oakley I've tried. Most of the Oakleys in my collection now are non-polarized, however. But these I'll miss, and may get a pair with BIP in the future.
Mike -
Its on my straight jacket. The thing with Black Iridium is it tends to look rather boring unless its paired with a classy black frame.

As such, I took it for granted as I wore it ALL THE TIME while I was outside for a couple of weeks. When I finally took it off, 'whoa'... no good, too hot. Quite frankly, even as boring as it looks, the polarized Oakley makes is quite outstanding and no competition comes close.

Smooth, cool and calm, razor-sharp vision for the Hottest of days and conditions.
Chopsticks -
I have them on 3 out of 4 pairs of oakleys i have/had. Square wire 2.0 spring hinge, monster dogs, and gascans. Currently I have the oil rigs with black iridium, but NON-polarized (for once because I never had non-polarized oakleys and i wanted to have 1 pair). As for the polarized, love the glare reduction and since I am from southern California, the sun is killer. Therefore, these lenses are perfect for all around beach/outdoor malls/driving, etc
Faz -
Really couldn't get on with the shimmering effect reflected off any remotely shiny surfaces (iron street drain covers, cars, cobbled streets and more). Yep they do cut down glare but the reflection of your own face/eye ball on the inside of lens is also annoying. Sold.
Toniclonic -
I have mixed feelings about this lens. It definitely does what it is supposed to do. It works very well in seriously intense lighting and from the outside it looks very sleek. The only thing I really don't like about them is that if you aren't in intense lighting they make it almost impossible to see.
jjkrause1 -
These are great lenses. I have a pair of Straight Jacket II's that came with Chrome Iridium and I traded those lenses for these. I was worried they wouldn't give off enough mirror. They don't have quite as much mirror as the Chrome, but they do have plenty.

As far as looking through them, they're pretty dark. If it's bright out, they're awesome. Anything in the shadows is very difficult to see though. If you walk inside you better take them off or you'll bump into something.
Ian -
This is my all-time favorite lens option. It does exactly what sunglasses were meant to do- cut down on light and eliminate glare.
Mark Sh -
I have had 2 pairs of these glasses and i love them apart from one thing. At around 14 months old and with hot weather, which is when you wear the glasses, the lenses start to get little pimples on them. I took the latest pair back to Oakley in Torquay Aust and they said it was normal so i contacted Aust head office but they wouldnt do anything about it because they were out of warranty. Crap, they are nearly $300AU for plastic and its a faulty product. In the interest of customer satisfaction they should at least assist in the replacement if not total replacement ant no cost. Based on this and Oakley's attitude towards customer service and their useless warranty, i will not be buying another Oakley product.
LoP -
my first polarized lens. love them. the lens itself has a pretty nice mirror effect from the outside. clear view from the inside. reviews on this site said they were too dark, though for los angeles california they are suitable for mostly every day of the year. very happy with the lens:D
Wookieman -
I finally invested in Oakley's most popular polarized lens for my fuel cells. They are very clear and show true colors, but they are a little dark for my tastes. I was driving yesterday into direct sun and the cars looked like shadows. I couldn't make out the detail of anything. I think I'll stick with VR28 Black Iridium for driving. I can see why it has its fans, but not my favorite.
Dr. Chris -
From the looks of this review list, the blk irid plz lens option is a very popular one. For someone investing in their first pair I would recommend these. I tend to go for the more subdued lens color options which may have something to do with my conservative-like age so I only have blk irid plz, bronze plz and VR28 blk irid plz. THESE BLACK IRID PLZ are a little dark for my taste. I live in the tropics where it's extremely shiny and sometimes overcast. When the sun isn't strongest I find the need to take them off. Same with my VR28's but not my bronze ones. Nonetheless, the blk irid plz lenses are a great-gotta haves. I think they are the darkest ones int he lineup, right up there with gold and ice. For someone who spends all their time in exclusively outdoor extreme light and wants a lens that's not 'colored' this lens option is the way to go.
PastieMan -
Hardly Used. Scratched all over and coating on lenses bubbling. and laquer on frames coming off around contact points.

Oakley Polarized lenses are Super Fragile.

Very Disapointed!
Reviewer -
Its good but darkens things whenever indoors id rather go with v20s
oakley-fan4life -
I have only worn Oakley glasses for 10+ years. I have 4 different pair of them. c-wires 1 with gold irid. lenses 1 with b.i. lenses, 1 pair of XX with b.i. polarized and my newest pair of oakleys are straight jackets with b.i. polarized. I have been extremely satisfied with the first three. I live in phoenix where the sun is intense all year around. As a professional driver the polarized is a must to cut down the glare. The lenses in my straight jackets have small bubbles in the lenses. Oakley has replaced my lenses 4 times and every set has bubbles. The reps at my local O store have been through at least 30 sets of lenses and they all have the same issue.hopefully they can get their quality control under control. oh yeah! almost forgot my frames cracked after only 1 month. maybe from changing the lenses too many times.
Celicagame -
This is probably my second favorite polarized lens. It provides great coverage and goes well with any frame. In Florida it's dark enough for any day. I have these in gascans, fuel cells & dispatchs for when I want to be low key.
xtremehardy388 -
I have these in my SI Square Wire 2.0s. Mainly used for summertime sun, these perform great. My eyes were thankful when I put these on. The dimming was great yet the clarity wasn't sacrificed!
PaulT00 -
I have both plain black iridium (in an old pair of e-wire 2.1s) and the polarized version in my newer Whiskers. Of the two I wear the polarized version more. I actually find them really great for driving, even when the light is not that bright - they cut out reflections and haze really well and are very restful to wear on long drives (I often do a 6 hour motorway round trip). They're not flashy and they do the job.
Westbrook -
These lenses are excelent for driving, cutting glare and allowing you to see into the on comming car, good for fishing as you can see bellow, and especially for diving which I used my Gascan and Antix for, just one problem, salt water totally kills them! £90 for replacements x2,GREED! will I buy again? think not, Police or Rayban next time.
RefNoll -
Have them in a prescription lens, so I'd be stuck with them if I didn't like them. I do, though. Color is very nice and neutral, which is how I prefer it. I believe it's got a hydrophobic coating but there's no AR coating or it's very weak. They could stand to be a few percentage points lighter, though; on brightish but overcast days, the visibility isn't too low to use them, but the eyestrain is fatiguing. They're terrific for long days out in the sun, though, and for airshows, staring at the sky all day.

There are reviews criticizing the polarization because of the strange effects you get. Linear polarized lenses are what they are, you'll always get some weird effects. Wet or shiny surfaces will look odd during daytime, as will the sky; tilt your head *slighly* and the shiny bits (or the whole sky) change in brightness. LCD displays will darken, though most will be visible so long as you're looking straight-on. Glass may look rainbowy, including the glass covering screens (iPods, etc.), and windows (my car's windscreen doesn't display this, but the side windows do).

On the other hand, it really helps cut down glare from reflective surfaces, like cars and water. I really think polarization is invaluable in driving glasses.
Jon -
Not the biggest fan of neutral lenses, but my go to pair for formal wear. Probably my favorite pair to slip on for weddings. Can't beat black on black. Nothing special, but it's still a fantastic lens option.
Derick -
These lenses are darker than the oo black iridium polarized. I got these because of the base tint of grey. 00 black iridum polarized hase a brown red tint
no thanks. -
mehhh. not my cup of tea. too much variations in color and shades. car windows all have the rainbow effect. digital displays also have rainbow effect. oils slicks look...different. I only noticed a slight improvement in glare reduction. not worth the extra money. imo. haven't tried them with water but i don't need to. scratches super easily. they're awesome when your outside. but i'll stick with black iridium.
Mattes -
The perfect lens for very bright days. The polarization does add some wired effects to LCD screens and windscreens but I got used to it rather quickly. And it does remove a lot of glare while driving.
Pascoe -
Have these in fast jacket. Great on very bright days, but maybe a little too dark sometimes and have to take them off especially when driving, becomes overcast, and I can't see the speedo. Also prefer something with a red/amber base so have bought some replacement lenses in 00 Black Irid Polar.
Tony -
I have had experience with a number of Oakley lenses. in Iraq I had half jackets with grey transition, gold iridium polarized. I also had a set of fire iridium polarized and regular black non polarized. I now have a pair of Flak jackets with positive red iridium non polarized. If you are in harsh environments yes the films are going to break down faster because you are getting sand blasted in the fast. If that's not the case then you are either not caring for your lenses properly or using an off brand cleaner. Do not use the stuff from lensecrafters it will I repeat it will mess up your lenses. There are slightly harsher chemicals in it that will break down the lense coatings on sunglasses. Use Oakley lense cleaner. Finally, yes these are good lenses take care of them and they will last a long time, just like anything else.
Jay -
I live in the half jacket 2.0 polarized. In black iridium. My eyes are very light in color. I do not squint with these on. It stops the head aches in the bright sun. Worth every damn dime. Use the soft clothe they give you and there cleaner solution, very little investment compared to your eyesight. DON'T GET CHEAP WITH YOUR EYES. Invest in your self.
thisguy -
Comparable to black iridium with the added benefit of polarization. Good reflectivity on the outside due to the iridium coating. Good tint while not changing color perception when looking through the lens. If polarization is a needed or preffered option then these are great lenses.
bong -
the Saddleback is the first Oakley watch with a leather band. i was expecting a nice, shiny leather; either like smooth naked cowhide or pebbled grain cowhide. instead, it looks like cheaper, dull looking, wrinked nubuck leather. however, the leather is nice and thick, and should be sturdy enough for constant use. leather also molds nicely as one uses it, so it will form to your wrist shape.
american image -
very good if you're in the car and it is not so bright anymore, very comfy for the eye
LEX7 -
spectacular lens, i love persimmon but dont find it dark enough. these are great for bright cloudy weather because of their black iridium coating.
if only this lens came in some more frames.
Dann -
My mom has these in her Teaspoons. They are a very light lens, and not too good for bright light, but will do for most driving conditions. I imagine early morning when the sun is low, will prove most troublesome. And nice bronze increased contrast lens though.
bong -
i have these in a pair of Square Wire 2.0 SH... very nice lenses. perfect for those bright overcast days where the HI Blue would be too light and the Gold Iridium would be too dark. also offers nice contrast because of the bronze/persimmon base tint. the Black Iridium coating adds an Oakley edge.
JimBob -
Excellent lens to use when its overcast or raining - they brighten an otherwise dull day and have become my primary lens in these conditions. These lens are also excellent in the when you spend a lot of time in the shadows, such as in a city center in winter.

Everything has a yellowish tint through these lens - almost like everything is lit by firelight.

I would have given these 5 stars if they had stronger/ more reflective iridum coating - your eyes are clearly visible through these lens.
Iwan -
Obviously not for a sunny day but what a difference these lenses make on a drab day: they really make everything light up! Would prefer it though if your eyes weren't as visible to other people.
Icon208 -
Very disappointing. Slow to change, and never really gets to the darkened state.

Save your money.
BJvP -
Fair. It is convenient not to switch lenses, but:
- Change slowly (one minute?) to darkened state.
- Flares inside the lens, although in perfect state.
- There is no stable state between the light and the dark state, this means that when it is a little cloudy it is often either too light or too dark.
The colours are comfortable in both states, and I do like it for cycling. But in the end, I think you are better of with G30's which can also be used in many circumstances. Although I love Oakley, I am afraid that your eyes are much better at adaptation than your Oakley's.
c50hp -
Very, very satisfied with these lenses.
Mounted on Flack Jacket in XLJ version, they work as advertised. They change very quikly to the dark state (few seconds) while it takes longer to get the clear state.
I was worried about how dark they could become, but no problems here. Tested on the snow in a sunny day and they were perfectly confortable.
Ian -
I bought this lens in a sunglass for my wife. After a week, I thought they were defective, since I never saw a change. They're extremely expensive, they don't work correctly, and the claimed tints are both very light for most conditions. Steer clear of this lens.
da kaz -
Not too pleased. Looked darker on the web page. Transition rate and darkness was disappointing. I like my lens to be dark enough so it's hard to see my eyes and blocks out a lot of light, but these are more like fashion lenses that just alter coloration. For places and times usually with strong sunlight, you'd be better off getting non-transition lenses. These are probably good for those that need the lightened state a lot...but I don't, so I will be returning these.
OAKLEYS -
I'm different from everyone else, I personally don't like lenses that are too dark. So these lenses are actually great for my taste. They do not get grey as shown on oakley's website, but they do get a slight darker in bright conditions. The lenses are great for seeing a vivid contrast.
lamb -
I love these lenses for bicycling. Extremely fast changing and you can hardly notice the change so for outdoor sports I give the full 5 stars. However I agree with others that they don't darken enough to "cover" the eyes and are not the best lenses for normal use. For driving a car these are not good at all because windshield block UV so they don't darken. So for only lenses maybe 2 or 3 stars but for outdoor sports where you go from shades to bright light (golf, cycling etc.) full 5 stars
o-xide -
This is the newer of the 2 poster frames and is harder to attain of coarse. What a thing of beauty! I need to get one of this particular color
bong -
i think these are exclusive on the OO frames. they look like a dark metal frame that has been weathered and rusted over time... the graininess really shows up in the sun.
LEX7 -
damn cool, is a shiny black with sections that look like carbon fibre. easily my favourite frame colour in the OO range.

shame it wasnt paired with black iridium for the smart black/black look.
american image -
was also very good in the MX O frame series early in the 90's
Munkfish -
M-Frame option - really interesting, more like a marble composition. Looks like it will last. Definitely a nice contrast to the usual FMJ colour!
Slopypantz -
Just got a pair of Gen 2 Frogskins in this color with +red lens.
The frame does not have a "textured feel" that I thought it would from the photos. Definitely has a marble look to it which adds a nice aesthetic to a very Ray-Ban looking frame. It is a beautiful contrast to the red lens, would love to see this on a GasCan or OilDrum with some funky lens colors (ruby/emerald/ice).
TERRORISM -
Black Rain - somewhat similar to Brown Tortoise - seems to be another brilliant concept with a half-hearted application. From a distance the frames have a marble-esque appearance, but upon closer inspection they look cheap (small "dots" that comprise the graphic designs on the frame). Overall a decent looking frame... but Oakley could have put more effort into the application.
Dann -
My sister has these on her Teaspoons. I tried them on solely for the lens..honest... Anyway, they are a very nice low light lens meant mainly for overcast days and indoor fashion use, as the Teaspoons are mainly fashion glasses. The base is light violet, so everything is tinted that color, a rarity in Oakley lenses which usually stick to a neutral grey or increased contrast bronze base. It would be nice to get these in a male frame.
Wavecloud -
An amazingly sweet lens that should used more :)

I lOVE it :)
Ijon__Tichy -
Nice lense if you like gradient lenses!

+ They're clear all the way down from dark to bright
+ They're can be worn from mid to low (I also wore them at night) light conditions

The gradients are my fav oakley fashion lenses - no ghosting, still block some light and they look nice and not too pushy.

I don't like them in the gascan, but they're awesome (and very retro) in the crosshair!
Rick -
Haven't enjoyed wearing these as much as I had hope to. I wanted a Matte Black framed Crosshair and opted for these over the Black Iridium and I wish I hadn't. They are a little on the impractical side since the bottom is so clear. Finding an occasion to wear these has been difficult. They might be suited more for indoor shopping malls than the outside world.
LEX7 -
Its cool to have a gradient lens but these dont work as well as they should, the black part is not dark enough to wear even on a mild sunny day. so these are pretty much a posing lens good for stores with bright overhead lights.
Rick -
I have this in the Ryan Shecker Twitch and I really like it. It doesn't immediately come across as a gradient - either from looking at it or through it. Unlike other gradients that are basically useless in bright light situations, this gradient can be used on sunny days. It is by far my favorite gradient lens Oakley has on the market at the moment.
jumpman73 -
I really like this lens a lot. I got them in my sig. Twitch and when I first saw them I couldn't tell they were gradient at all. I thought it was just the lighting of the room. So if you are into gradient lenses for style and a fashion statement I would avoid these. These can be used in very sunny days and function pretty well to block the brightness of the sun.
Ian -
It's a cool idea, but I have yet to really find a use for them. I only have it in the Twitch. If I had this lens in one of my frames that I used more, I may have more love for it.
The Game -
The first thing I want to say is "Yes, yes & yes! Give me more!"

I was not a fan of gradient lenses at first, I thought it was a fashion choice for douchebags. Then I saw a pair of Crosshair 2012, black chrome with black grey gradient. At first I thought it was a grey lens until I tried them on. It happened to be a rainy day and these are perfect for that occasion. I live in Florida, an area that is prone to afternoon showers, I hate driving in the rain and taking my glasses on and off. As mentioned the transition is barely noticeable but the lens is dark enough when the sun decides to come back out. I hope they start using the color a lot more, I'd love to see it in a Holbrook.
anonymous -
I have them in the eyepatch2 blue clear fade. They are as Oakley describes them, all purpose. On sunny days it takes a couple minutes for your eyes to adjust, but then its okay. The transitioning is barely noticeable unless your focusing on one object and moving your head up and down. They aren't dark enough to hide you eyes completely, but if you are wearing a hat or are far (10ft) away, no one will see your eyes. Great job Oakley. Get them if you are on the fence!
jumpman73 -
I really dig these lenses. I wish they would come out in more frames. They look really good when you want to wear like a dark suit and not show your eyes completely. The violet tint looks really good.
kingphilbert -
Frame:
Face:

I just need to let you all know that I believe this is the nicest watch they have on the market right now.
o-xide -
Frame: Orbital Brushed
Face: Blue
Another Oakley exclusive work of art. A little heavy but maybe I am just used to the Time Bomb's lightness. I love this design and the battery life runs a whooping 5+ years
x-metalman -
Frame: Polished
Face: Black
Gotta get me one of these! The design is just awesome, and the Unobtainium accents finish off the out there look.
LEX7 -
Frame:Crystal Red
Lens:Clear

These are alot nicer than my other ones. they are loser therfore more comfortable but i stil dont think id wear them.
Crystal Red is such a great frame colour id like to see more of it, looks very good in bright light.
i think im done with blades now. but the splatter ones do sound tempting.

yelkao -
Frame: Orbital Brushed
Face: Carbon Fiber

When I first saw the Blade I thought it was another piece of mad science that definitely sets Oakley apart from the norm. Just the fact that they decided to integrate Unobtanium into the watch's casing is evidence of that. The style is definitely a unique and fresh look at watch design.
LEX7 -
Frame:Matte Clear
Lens:Violet Mirror

I just love the clear frames, these came with what im sure is the Violet Mirror lens but there is alot of green on this lens so it has a G26 look to it.
Beautiful!
Ijon__Tichy -
Frame: Brushed w/Red Rubber
Face: Red Dial

This was one of my holy grails and I finally found one of these! It is typical high-priced old-school oakley watch - it is heavy, it feels very durable and the design is unique and screams OAKLEY!
I don't wear it very often because I've tried to find this watch for about 4 years and now it is really hard to use this item - so it spends most of its time in my vitrine. An awesome watch and imo the by far best colorway since it is is the only version with a colorfull face that has matching unobtanium!
LEX7 -
Frame:Matte Black
Lens:Grey

Uncomfortable, Unflexible and they look really stupid if you wear them.
I only got these for my collection which I think is the only reason anyone would buy these now.
Nate Dawg -
Frame: Stealth Black
Face:
This watch is heavy dude! I love the substantial weight of it. It is also an eye catcher. People compliment it all the time.
bong -
Frame: Stealth Black
Face: Stealth Black

like everybody's been saying, the hands look really cool, the look like... well, blades. the integration from metal to unobtanium rubber on the casing also looks great, too bad there isn't enough contrast on the Stealth Black version to really show it off. the sculped look of the casing itself also look great; looks like a blade from a circular saw. the watch is very weighty, feels very substantial.
LEX7 -
Frame:Crystal Clear
Lens:Violet Mirror

these are the nicest blades i own, im a huge fan of all the clear frames and these are just as cool and all the others,
the clear looks amazing with these gorgeous greeny purple lenses (depends what angle you look at it from)
reminds me of g26.
Monsterdog -
I have them all including a limited gold one and they are really great
sparra -
Frame: Orbiated Brushed
Face: Sunburst Blue

I like it, but it's a shame that the sunburst blue does not seem quite as cool as it does in Crush 2.0. The watch is scultped brilliantly, though I believe it is just a touch too big and heavy - my mate has had many comments on the size to that end. However, a fantastic watch - love the hands especially.
Icon208 -
Frame: Any
Face: Any
I don't have a Blade, and there's a reason. I've removed or added links for customers on probably thirty examples, and the band isn't up to Oakley's usual standard. The links aren't machined as accurately as on the Timebomb, Icon, GMT, or Judge, with the predictable result that the pins fall out far too easily.

Still, it looks terrific and I particularly love how the hands and hour markings are curved like- well, like a blade.
banarno -
Frame: Neon Green
Lens: Orange Iridium
I remember first seeing these in 1986 worn by greg LeMond in the Tour de France and I was just blown away! (amazing how styles change) always look to big on your face but for sports use they are superb.
Interchangeable everything made these super popular to customize.
oogie -
Frame: Polished
Face: Black
Wicked! A nice heavy weight (c'mon, even a decently heavy watch like this isn't that bad on your wrist). The band is unique (which is something to say compared to the fact that the Judge shares the same band as GMT). I love the band steel to rubber casing look. Simply a feakin awesome watch!
oakleygod09 -
The Blade in general has great internal pieces. However the band fit is not comfortable like the GMT or Judge. It is a different feel for the different customer.
oogie -
Frame: Black
Lens: Orange Iridium (?)

A freakin' sweet style back in late 80's/early 90's. Of course, we make fun of a lot of things from those days. But I have to give props to the Blades. Sure, they don't stand up to today's styling, but I vividly remember how cool I felt wearing my Blades back then, so they must have been the tops!
travee -
Orbital Brushed with Red rubber and Dial
This is a very cool and unique looking watch. I get comments on it all the time. The red face and red rubber really stick out. The face looks like a circular miter saw blade. This is definitely a manly watch. It has an aggressive look to it and is big and heavy. With surgical grade stainless steel, swiss movement and sapphire crystal oakley chose only the best. If oakley actually did more marketing on this watch I bet it would be a top seller. This is my everyday watch and gets smashed around quite a bit. The band and face are solid.I have smashed my wrist into huge metal doors and all that happened to the watch was a small scuff on the band. Top quality watch and a great price when you take into account the quality of materials the watch is made of.
RC -
Frame:Judge
Face:Stealth Black
I love the blade, it is art work on your wrist. I just wish that the second hand had continious motion like other fine watches instead of the ticking motion. That is my biggest gripe on such a great watch.
bong -
Frame: Brushed
Face: Carbon Fiber

i finally saw this combo in the flesh and realized how cool the Brushed finish looks on the Blade. it looks like it was brushed with a circular motion that follows the watch's casing. the Carbon Fiber dial face looks brilliant when light hits it at different angles. this would've been my first choice for the Blade if it came out earlier.
warwagon -
Polished
Black

This is without a doubt a choice watch to have. Brilliant style design and implementation. I get comments all the time. If you want a watch that just tells the time and looks good doing it then this is the pick.
TekDragon -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Orange Mirror
These will always hold a special place in my heart because these are the ones that started "the sickness" for me. I'll never forget the first time I saw them in Scheel's (a sporting goods chain in the MidWest) and I stopped cold. I had never seen anything like them. The orange mirror lens is what really got me. That and the trigger earstems. Plus you could changed the earstems with different colors. I think they cost $125 or so and for a kid in seventh grade that was a ton of money, especially for sunglasses. After two years of saving I finally got a pair. My hometown of Scranton, ND is pretty small (less than 400), but there was a group of about six of us who had Blades/Razor Blades and believe me we got noticed. I'm not sure whatever happened to these. I think they got stolen or maybe I sold them so I could buy a pair of splatter M-Frames. They are so totally 80's and of course they look dumb now, but at the time you couldn't be any cooler if you wore a pair of these. They get a five just for sentimental value
fin7 -
Frame: Stealth Black
Face: Stealth Black

Another typical very stylish Oakley designed watch, and amazing it is too. Icon and Oakley in the 12 o'clock position, Blade saw design that continues through to the hour marks. Crystal measures 30mm across and the crown 50mm across. Weighty and a delight to wear.The Stealth Blade seems to extol the virtues of stealth the best. My personal favourite of all the stealth watches.
o-xide -
Frame: Brushed Orbital
Face: red

The Red face with red rubbers are the most unique of all the blade watches. I had one (my 2nd blade) but got rid of it for the simple fact that the red on the face is not deep enough like the blue does. I am quite disappointed because the pictures in the web shows the nice deep rich red but in person, it wasn't. If it is then no doubt about giving it a 5
Rick -
Frame: Stealth
Face: Black
Ok, this watch has been around for years and I finally picked one up. I have to say this thing is fantastic. I can't stop looking at it. I had seen them many times and tried them on, but there is something about this watch that is turning me on! I did not give the Blade the attention and respect it deserved, but I am glad I finally got one. I much prefer it to the Judge.
JayKor -
Frame: Stealth
Face: Black
Awesome piece of hardware, however, it's way too heavy for an everyday'r.
Stealth is always a crowd pleaser, but I think if I had to do it all over again, I'd go with the red/silver combo.. Those Red Rubber pieces around the crown are sweet, and really make the difference.
For a Rating of Style 4,and for comfort 4.

Steve -
Polished steel Blade..

Thought the watch looked amazing but the build quality was rubbish. The section where the bracet meets the main watch case broke twice. I have sent it off to Oakley a second time (in 4 years) so they are going to replace the main body of the watch with a Blade II body, and polish it to match the polished steel bracelet.

That will leave with me with a one of a kind polished steel Blade II :-)

Gave it 4/5 as i love the watch even though it broke
bigeric -
Frame: brushed
Face: Blue

Love the watch. Loves its style,build quality and that crystal never scratches. I get loads of compliments on the watch. It is heavy but i do not notice the weight. Other ppl comment on the weight esp the females. tHEY ARE THE ONES I GET THE MOSTY COMPLIMENTS. So all is good/ Love oakley unique style.
JoeVRod -
Okay, my coworker has this watch and I ust had to get one too. But, as mentioned by others, the band is not Oakley quality. I have lost pins several times and nearly lost my watch. Time for a recall on the band Oakley.
AtomicOrange35 -
This is my favorite watch. The carbon fiber looks awesome and it can take a beating like no other. I can not tell you how many times I have hit the face of the watch against stuff, but it still doesn't have a scratch.
Farlius -
Frame: Stealth Black
Face: Stealth Black

Great time piece. Very conversational. Like it's Stealth Black Timebomb counterpart, it looks almost liquid or see through in certain angles. The links are easily adjusted for your wrist size. Tends to hold 'grease' marks or fingerprints but everything rubs right off like it's got a hydrophobic coating. Heavy and sturdy. Well worth it if you can find one!
kevinsmith101 -
Polished
Black

I have also had the bracelet break from the face but Oakley UK fixed it for a nomoinal fee.

Love this watch, have had it for a week and people keep asking if its for sale, friends, people in shops and even night club door men!
Its heavy and looks great both as a day to day watch and a dress watch.
Would love to give this a 5 but it did need repair and unfortunatly without my glasses is difficult to read in low light conditions due to the black on black non numeric face.
ystian97 -
Stealth black / stealth black
Polished / Black

these are my first oakley watches...and im lovin' it. cant stop lookin at it. the design and built are solid and heavy. when im wearing it it looks like a centipede made of liquid metal and black ceramic wrapped on my wrist. For functionality, its just a basic watch..its in the design and built where it screams oakley.
a great addition to my oakley collection.
Dann -
Aside from being an awesome movie (ignore the silly 3D fight scenes anyway), the Oakley product placement gets a few models in. Blade wears his signature Fours throughout the movie, even in the dark as any Oakley nut does. The vampire assassins wear tricked out Overthetops with telescoping night vision goggles attached. Finally towards the end of the movie, the Fat Vampire who got away tries to enter a peep show while wearing the standard Mars.
kingphilbert -
Ron Pearlman is wearing Square Wires 2.0 in some of his scenes.
danrc51 -
You'll notice in the background of some the scenes some faint Oakley signage. Not surprising considering some of it was filmed on location at the Oakley factory.
Defenderoftheo -
Yep, your on. Snipes is a big O fan and wanted to use the loby of the home office for some shots. They only took out the furnature so if you look close you can still see all the Oakley signs!
50 Shades of O -
Brushed/Sunburst White.

This watch perfectly captures elegant bad-ass - and the ladies love it. Worth every penny!
New -
I just purchaced a Blade II Stealth and absolutely LOVE IT!!! The micro adjustment link stainless steel band offers plenty of room to fine-tune the band to your wrist. It is a good size watch with subsantial weight to it due to the stainless steel construction. Not a watch you would want to wear around all the time if you are picky about having a weight on your wrist, however it is still amazing to just look at.
Bigeric -
Frame/face stealth black.

Love the hell out of this watch. This is my second blade watch and the blade 2 feels a tad lighter to me. The stealth black is off the hook. Everyone comments on how black and shiny the watch is. They love almost as much as i do. Again oaklley unique styling how could you not love it.
Streamline -
Model: Brushed/Sunburst Blue

I had been drooling over this line of watches for quite some time. Finially managed to pick one up. Excellent design, and sturdy with the stainless steel band. Unfortunatly the body scuffs quite easily, and I already have a pretty noticable blemish on mine. Still, excellent piece of technology.
BIG BOB -
I have had the Blade II Stealth for about 3 months now and fricken love this thing. Everything about it is top quality. Because it is stainless steel it is much heavier than the minute machine, but i feel is much more practical and perfect size. Straight up its MURDERED OUT!!!!
Ostermann -
Keep in mind the overall look of the watch will be changed dramaticly when you switch from eg. Carbon Fiber to Sunburst Blue. Of course will some people say "yeah duh?!". But when you actually have it on your wrist and combine two different colors the overall look of the watch will be very different.

When I use my Stealth Black one and change to my Sunburst Blue one I get more compliments on the blue one, due to the more distinct colors.
Celicagame -
Stealth Black/Stealth Black

Got this as for a gift for my dad and I almost didn't give it to him. I wanted to keep it. A very striking watch, my dads jaw dropped when saw it. I've worn it a few times and the weight difference is great compared to my time tank but a small price to pay for such a beautiful watch.
Farlius -
Brushed/Carbon Fiber

Snagged it from Oakley Vault online awhile ago. Great compliment to my Stealth/Stealth Black Blade. The Carbon Fiber face is 3D-ish in ways that are hard to describe unless you an look at it in person. The unobtanium band is a very different feel than stainless steel version and I find it very gripping, even in comparison to my Cuban Holeshot. It has a lot of that fresh unobtanium smell still, which I'm guessing is from the big ass strap of unbobtanium. It's both a great piece for display and to wear.
VJ Ferrari Ocampo -
Oakley Blade II: Sunburst Blue

I'm still 2 weeks away from buying this watch. Would you believe how crazy I am reading all your comments about how great this watch is...Oakley just nailed it with this watch...absolutely stunning! Perfect compliment for my Oakley Romeo 1!
O -
Very cool looking watch, I get comments on it all the time. It is very easy to read the face and it isn't too cluttered. One big minus is the weight. Stainless steel is quite heavy.
sharperone -
Model: Brushed/Carbon Fibre black
Love it! Fits like a glove. Very good quality build. Pictures don't do it justice, looks twice as good in real life. It's not too heavy as some other might suggest. Lots of compliments from people. Now I gotta find myself a Sunburst Blue model.....
MarcioRS -
Model:Stealth Black/ Rubber Strap

I love watches all my life, i have timex, festina, chopard, nixon, but this one is the most confortable and good looking of them all, the design defines brilliantly the "mad science" concept, five Skulls with pride
jumpman73 -
Pretty easy to replace. Slide the old one off and the new one on. Too bad it didin't come with additional colors. Would've been nice to match with the yellow.
SHADOW -
The original blue nosepiece was just like the black & grey. Only later did oakley start making colors with the lines molded at the mumbo m-frame release. Good luck finding the original nosepieces in other colors.
oogie -
The kit is, for most of us, just a great item for the collection. It's great to have both the regular and trigger earstems in a nice kit with the old clear plastic boxing. The added guitar pick is a classic bonus!
xquessyou2 -
Back in 1989, I spent about one hundred and ten bucks for my neon green Razor Blades,and for twelve bucks more I was able to change my Oakley´s to look like a different pair of glasses.Not to mention the different color nose pieces,and lenses that were available back in the day;however, they did break at the hindge rather easily.The kit´s were still an asset to the Blade,Razor Blade,and Slit Lens system family.So thumbs up and four stars for the kit!
jumpman73 -
Very easy to use. You can just pop them off and on. I had the black ones that I put on my yellow frames. Gave it a cool custom look.
Kimberly -
Oakley had 3 different molds for the Blade years. If you look at several of the cross/main frame sections, you will see either a molded 1,2 or 3 in (3)circles. There may have been more than 3 versions, but one of them will have no patent numbers, the next two will have patent numbers, but in different spots. Now looking at the arm pieces, same thing goes. You will see no patent numbers on 1 set, the next 2 sets will have patent numbers, but in different spots. This is where the color mismatch & poor fitting come into play. The trigger arm pieces always fit poorly compared to the straight arms, because of the way Oakley molded the holes. The straight has a flat cut on it & the hole is in better alignment. The trigger arm pieces are always breaking, now you know why. I will tell you that keeping them out of the sunlight unless your wearing them, will save them from cracking. DONT PUT THEM ON YOUR DASHBOARD !
SHADOW -
They made several different colors of splatter. You could buy a kit with both the straight & trigger earpieces. There are the first generation with yellow, black & clear arms. Those have a teardrop type splatter pattern. The second generation has the orignal color top coated & then a sling type pattern with 2-3 different colors blended in. Fit perfectly in the freestyle bmx area around Rockville, MD during the mid-late eighties.
courtjezter -
err...just came back from the movie. don't think those were fours worn by wesley snipes. looks to be that oakley didn't get too much ad space in the movie. saw a pair of half wires worn by jessica biel and modified MTB gloves worn by mr. snipes. i was hoping to see the thump in the movie instead of the ridiculous amount of plugs for ipod!
anonymous -
the glasses that snipes wore for the movie were actually ray bans!(yuck) but the ones he used for the photo shoots was none other than the fours... ray ban bought out the part for snipes to wear there glasses
Jay_X_Bee -
Cool +Red Half Wire. Even seen some MTB Factory Pilot Gloves in black / Red.
Dann -
Such a shame. It was an awesome movie, but I had hoped for some more Oakley-age, but only got two references. I'm thinking I'll be getting those +Red Half Wire's now though. They were sweet.
sparra -
I wasn't a massive fan of the movie, but I agree with Dann, the Half Wires were really really cool. Never really bothered with them before, but maybe I'll have to try them on...
Defenderoftheo -
Your are correct RB paid to have Snipes wear those shades. Snipes is a big O fan and got around the problem by hooking Jessica Beil up with the 1/2 wires she puts on in the movie, and like stated early in the photo shoots he is still wearing the fours! Oakley has never paid for a pair of Sunglass to be in a movie they are requested by the stars or a director for the look they want. Movie producers also like the O because they can custom fabricate things on sight like the visor in X men the lenses in Spider Mans Mask as well as the green goblin and also some help with the predator mask.
banarno -
Frame: Neon Green
Lens: Orange Iridium
I remember first seeing these in 1986 worn by greg LeMond in the Tour de France and I was just blown away! (amazing how styles change) always look to big on your face but for sports use they are superb.
Interchangeable everything made these super popular to customize.
LEX7 -
Frame:Black/Splatter
Lens:Violet Iridium

Great combo the colourful neon splatters look amazing on the black frame with the white oakley logo on the earstems.
to top it off they have the gorgeous Violet Iridium lens.
splatter -
Frame: clear, black, yellow, white
Lens: gray, Violet iridium, Orange iridium

A style and shape that typified the eighties, unconventional and brightly colored. Lenses were the clearest for the time but the frames were a little fragile.
Sinister -
Frame: Black
Lens: Grey

I loved these glasses, they were great for X-Country skiing. Optics were clear, and it blocked wind on cold days. It was also a time when Oakleys were almost reasonably priced.

Shame that the arms were positioned in such a way as to scratch up the lenses to the point where they became unusable. Wear them and they're great, but never fold them or they won't last long.

If only you could still get replacement lenses...
wusthof -
Frame: crystal black
Lens: smoke, orange/fire, violet

awesome glasses exept for the inherant cracking of the earstems. I still love the look and the fit, but the cracking is starting to get to me ( i bought them originally in 85' with a green top bar and a pink and yellow earpieces). I have a f*&^% big head that doesn't help
Kimberly -
Frame: All
Lens: All

Oakley had 3 different molds for the Blade years. If you look at several of the cross/main frame sections, you will see either a molded 1,2 or 3 in (3)circles. There may have been more than 3 versions, but one of them will have no patent numbers, the next two will have patent numbers, but in different spots. Now looking at the arm pieces, same thing goes. You will see no patent numbers on 1 set, the next 2 sets will have patent numbers, but in different spots. This is where the color mismatch & poor fitting come into play. The trigger arm pieces always fit poorly compared to the straight arms, because of the way Oakley molded the holes. The straight has a flat cut on it & the hole is in better alignment. The trigger arm pieces are always breaking, now you know why. I will tell you that keeping them out of the sunlight unless your wearing them, will save them from cracking. DONT PUT THEM ON YOUR DASHBOARD !
MB -
Frame: yellow, white, berry earstems
Lens: grey, black iridium, violet iridium

Great shades for the 80s, but now are functionally surpassed by the m frame and radar. The frames are very comfortable, and I have actually found that the ventilation during exercise is better than that of my Half and Flak jackets. The lenses are extremely clear given that they are not spherical. The plastic in the frame feels cheaper and more rigid than more modern oakley frames. The fact that everything is interchangeable is really cool and allows for some funky color combos. The only real problem with these shades is the inevitable cracking of the earstems, which gets annoying. Also the fact that the earstems tend to scratch the lens, but that can be avoided by leaving the shades open at all times. Its amazing how optics technology has progressed in 25 years.
X-Man -
Frame:Crystal Black
Lens: Black Iridium
I love these glasses but I would not wear these on a regular basis but they are a good addition to a collection
theflyingtomato -
Frame: Neon Yellow
Lens: Orange Iridium
Classic vintage Oakleys, and the pioneer to the sports specific shield lens glasses (Eyeshades were more of a goggle). One of the coolest pieces in my collection.
Josh -
Frame: Black
Lens: Grey

I just these in the mail today, I got a very good price for them and they were unopened and also came with a brand new permission lens. I really like them and they're pretty comfortable. I am looking forward to getting new legs and lenses to add on to them.
american image -
new , they were oakay , if used a couple of times , they tear up. cool thing ; the box in the box
LEX7 -
The Blade box looked good but often got warped by heat and age so would never close properly, specially if you used them alot.
plastic boxes were not a good move.
splatter -
they have gotten fragile in the last couple of years

also there was a script font version of the box
anonymous -
Frame: Blender black/chrome
Lens: Clear

Very lightweight and comfortable, but the Oakley plastic is just too flimsy. The hinge on mine broke after just 5 hours of use. I would NOT buy these again.
Roland E. -
Frame: Gunmetal
Lens: Clear
Oakley Design -- But not Oakley Quality!
I wore the Blender 2.0 RX frames for several years. Loved the design, light weight, and size for my apparently smaller face. But as another review points out, the plastic temples break very easily. I broke and replaced my right temple at the hinge two times. Recently lost my Rotor 2.0 frames and dug the Blenders back out. Sure enough, two days into wearing them as a back-up, I broke the right temple at the hinge once again! Will not be fixing them this time. Will not buy RX frames without spring hinges again.
fonshin58@yahoo.com -
necesito las dos patitas que se rompieron, me informar donde las puedo conseguir, gracias.
Anon -
Frame: Blender 2.0 Tortoise
Lens: Clear

I loved the look and weight of these frames, although that did fit a bit snug behind the ears and slide from my nose when looking down. But they look gooood.
I had the same problem with two seperate sets of 2.0 frames...the right temple always broke, and Oakley didn't offer replacement temples, you had to buy an entire new frame... I've broken two sets in the same spot. Now I am stuck with expensive Zeiss lens that won't fit into any other Oakley frames, and they aren't making any more 2.0 frames...
What a waste of money.
oaklitaly -
Frame: Olive Chrome - Olive
Lens: Clear

Super-comfortable but a little bit weak and old-style.
EastCoast -
Color: Brown
Got the brown Blender after waiting weeks for it to be available on-line. Gets a five. Standard Oakley comfort, fits well.
Some pros in particular are the wide sole and the materials. The leather is much softer than other pairs I've worn.
One minor point is that the eyelets are plastic, I expected metal. I guess that's so they don't rust. They are also shaped differently (on mine) than what is on the website - they are like the eyelets on the Nail series.
Typical Oakley quality; can be worn dressing up or down.
RGN -
Color: Brown

I wear these daily as part of my busines casual look.

Great shoes. These are as comfortable as Rockports but last longer and look better. You can wear these with wool slacks, khakis or jeans. The black ones aren't quite as "dressy" and look more like sports shoes. I'd get the brown ones.
o-xide -
There are 2 versions of this Blender shoe. The Black, Brown and Robusto have a different sole compared to the White combos. The sole of the original Blender's sole looks like the Teeth except without the teeth on it. The upper part of the shoe looks regular with icons on the side and togue
vindicator -
Color: Black

Got these from eBay a few days ago, and I like it a lot. My first o-Shoe was the Strap, which still is my favorite, but the Blender in black has got to be a close second. Comfortable, with a cutting-edge look that distinctly says Oakley. The only downside that I can think of is the use of the grey honeycomb mesh on the opposite sides of the shoe. RGN is right, they're not as "dressy" as the brown ones. Still, I find that it's a good pair for office "Business Casual" fridays. Looks great with chinos and a nice polo shirt.
american image -
i only wear these socks ( both black and white ) along with the tech sock low in the summer. Superiour quality , great fit A+
i got tons of them
LEX7 -
Ive got trenchcoats in this colour and its basically a boring dark red. its not really glossy but also not matte somewhere inbetween.
dunno about everyone elses blood but mine is closer to FMJ red rather than this frame colour, LOL
oogie -
My Trenchcoats are this Blood frame color. A really great red color option, "blood" being a good indicator name. Not too flashy like the FMJ Red.
Ed -
Perfect name for this beautiful frame color. When not in direct light, it appears to be a very dark maroon. Under direct light, the metallic flakes in the paint really shine and give it a sparkly glow.
Ian -
Very nice color, especially on the Trenchcoat. Very brownish, very reddish, but not too much of either.
Tom G -
I agree with Ed. I have this colour in the Trenchcoat also. Great sparkle in the sun, and warm blood red in the shade. This was my first choice , as I have the Camo frame too!
The Game -
Great color. A deep red that does resemble blood that has dried. It's is also very similar to the metallic red found on flak jackets. They don't seem to use it as much anymore
Celicagame -
This is a very nice frame color. It's a little lighter than cinder red. They don't use this color enough. Looks great when paired with VR28's, black iridium or bronze lenses.
TERRORISM -
Dark in color, blood resembles a rich, maroon hue. In the light, however, the metallic finish manifests itself.

If you're looking for a unique pair to add to your collection, search for a pair of Blood-colored frames and you won't be disappointed.



lawrence_wade -
i have had this color in xx's for about three years now. and i have noticed that the frames are not black but a very dark red. when the sun hits them the right way the entire frame looks red. but i love these glasses that is way i just bought a second pair of xx's in the color
LEX7 -
My brother has these in the straight jacket and i liked them so much i nearly got the twenty version. but i didnt want another black/black combo cos basically thats what it is but it just has a tiny red skull on the side.
would have been more fun with some other colours or with lots of smaller skulls all over the frame.
TERRORISM -
The red skull represents one of Oakley's immediately identifiable images, seeming to originate from some sort of alien species. Placement of the skull on a black-colored background results in one of the most attractive frames Oakley has produced to date. Versions of both the New Straight Jacket and Twenty bear this striking icon, and you'd be proud to add them to your personal collection.
LEX7 -
Ive got 3 of the big ones and a few of the tiny ones, these are such cool sticker, they are a bright red and look amazing when you stick them on anything black.
Dann -
This frame changes depending on the model and vintage. Older models were a plain blue color, but my modern Racing Jacket is a glitter base and looks very nice in the sun.
BrianJ1888 -
BRIGHT! Similar to Cannon Red/Yellow in that it's just a bright solid.
b2r -
Nice blue. Bought it with Persimmon lens and it was a bit boring. Now I've got a Fire lens in it and it really shines!
Dann -
If only this frame color wasn't unique to the Strectline series of Fatcats. It would look wonderful on other models and would be a nice addition to any collection.
banarno -
Quite possibly one of the best frame colours ever made, this a must have pair if you are a collector.
dan-E -
I love this frame color. They look interesting on the website but it doesn't do justice to just how SWEET they look in person. The Fatcat is a nice looking but unremarkable frame but the blue camo make these stand out. I don't see why Oakley doesn't offer this color on other models.
LEX7 -
AMAZING, I love camo frames and this is the best camo colour so far.
blue camo should be made into some other frames.
monster doggles would look great in this colour.
a nice light blue base with grey and black bits.
the stretchline logo also gives it a nice old skool look.
Rick -
Blue Camo has grown on me and I like it second-most after the White Camo. I am not alone on this. I have noticed a bit of cult fan following developing for this innovative and unique frame treatment. I think it is time to begin the hunt for this Fatcat. Pardon the pun.
kingphilbert -
I do need to weigh in on this being one of the nicest and most interesting frame colors I have yet to see from Oakley. It's beautiful and would be a shame not to be used on other styles outside of the Stretchline. It really has me wanting more colored camos as well. Maybe Orange or [White and light Greys on] on Black.
BrianJ1888 -
This should be offered on other frames cuz it looks great.
jumpman73 -
Awesome color scheme. I don't think it tops the white camo though. Very unique.
TheVault -
One of the most crazy color Oakley has ever produced, it screams for attention !

The blue tones they used dont have a fake look in person at all, they did a very nice job on this.

Only on the Fatcat at this moment, it would be great to see more frames like that instead of the blackish and brownish frames that are everywhere these days.
TERRORISM -
Blue Camo is an interesting colorway with very limited availability (only on the Fatcats). Similar to White Camo and Night Camo, splotches of light/dark areas coalesce into a recognizable pattern. The only drawback is that the color may be a bit too loud for some.


Ian -
I bought the Fatcats just because of this frame color. One of the more attention-getting colors.
Dann -
I have this on an older Sub Zero. I've also tried it in a modern Juliet, and they are completely different. The modern Blue is like Ice only with a more bluer coating, as the Ice can get purple in spots. The older one however has the greenish Fire base lens, with the same Blue coating. Just untold generation changes I guess.
dan-E -
The original Generation I Blue Iridium froms back in the days of the Sub zeros is still one of my favorite lenses. Good for bright days but there's just a hint of either amber or H.I. Yellow mixed to enhance contrast. It looks awesome from the outside, where it went from a brilliant blue to a lighter blueish-green at the edges. Perfect for skiing since they were just dark enough to cut most glare yet still provided enough contrast once the late afternoon rolled around. Oakley needs to bring this one back.
jumpman73 -
These are cool. You can use these for everyday use. Nothing to flashy about them which is the only drawback I find in them. They aren't your typical crazy flashy Oakley lens. I still use them occasionally when I feel like a change with my Juliets.
Erik.P -
Used to have a pair of mframes (sweep) with this lens.Best lens i have ever used.Great for both sunny/low light conditions.Unfortunately this pair got smasched in my face when i fell of a motorcykle.Bought another pair of M frames with a similar lens (less blueish coating).It seems that the original Blue Iridium lens doesnt exist anymore.
LEX7 -
Really nice lens, I just got this recently on my white Frogskins and my matte clear Classic Straight Jackets,
The weird thing is when you look through the lens its similar to persimmon.
When you are wearing this lens people will see Blue Pink and Orange in the lens depending upon the angle and the light, so you will get some admiring looks.
Also a great lens for flat light.
oogie -
The Blue iridium out now days (Pol Juliets) simply look amazing. Especially when compared to the ice iridium, the blue looks more rich, with purple tones. Too bad it's hard to come by and ice iridium has taken over ... for now.
brian -
One of the all-time great lenses from Oakley. I wish they would make this lens for more models. Just a superb lens for bright sunlight or partly cloudy days.
Tick -
I love this color! It's such a pleasing shade of Blue. A better looking lens than Ice in my opinion. A solid neutral contrast choice.
dj.MLYT -
I have these in my polished juliets, and they really are a nice lens. They have a weaker mirror than the Ice iridium, and are a softer blue from what I've noticed. Mine often go turquoise, and sometimes take on a bit of purple. They're fine in the sun and offer decent enough protection.
x-metalman -
I have this in my Polished Juliets and I must say, simply stunning! This lens is awesome looking. It has a little bit of a turquoise color in some light conditions, but for the most part it's a deep royal blue. Lovin' it!
zeroshiki -
like 300orbust, i have this on my polished juliet too.

beautiful lenses, great transmission, and looked really cool on the carbon frame(ichiro wannabe).

the only reason i give it a 4 stars rating is becos they scratch way too easily.., even easier than ruby iridium! take care of these rare-to-be lenses if you have em, i heard that oakley isn't making them anymore(maybe becos of the scratching).
junfatt -
I like the colour, but I just not feeling all right with the colour when I see thru them.
DAGr8 -
I bought a few set of these Incredible lenses , problem is they dont have equal amount of green in it , wich is why I bought a few sets before I chose the one with more green in it , I sold all the others I had this is my last set , and It has the Ichiro Signature , the green hue mixed with the purple is just amazing , there simply the nicest lookin lenses imo
Rick -
I prefer this blue to the Ice. They are just a more rich tone of blue that looks deeper. Easy on the eyes and looks great. One of my all-time favorites.
TERRORISM -
The Blue Iridium lens has been created with at least two base lens colors, but the grey base color is by far my favorite. The color shimmers and shines like a vast, surreal ocean, and the lens provides excellent protection for bright conditions. Unfortunately this lens color is no longer availble. Will Oakley ever bring it back???
Harry in Poland -
Beautiful lenses (or at least the version I have in my gen 1 1.0 e-wires). Rich colours from the inside and much less of a mirror effect than modern ice means you can talk to people without needing to take your glasses off. Not flashy, just cool. Love them.
Pander -
Blue Iridium has quickly won me over with it's deep and perfect shade of blue. When compared to Ice it's a lot more of a deep blue whether Ice is more of a grey-ish blue. The green and purple hues make the lens so special and make it a thing of beauty! The neutral base tint makes it usable in lots of situations. This lens tint scores in every aspect!
Iwan -
It's the superior Ice. More interesting to look at, with a hint of purple and sometimes green, but little difference when looking through it. Can't understand why Oakley replaced these with Ice.
Matt SG -
Deep blue mirror with hues of purple and red blending out to the edges, this lens is superb! I first saw it on the radar white chrome and blue iridium. But it was way overpriced... until I won a polished white bottlecap with blue iridium lens (totally sick) online... and the price wasn't too bad to boot. I hope they don't scratch too easily like perhaps the earlier releases, like someone else here mentioned. Can't wait for it to arrive.
oakwood-jones -
The blue iridium is probably oakleys most versitile lens. Not the best lens if it's bluebird and the suns scorching down and not the best lens if it's socked in and snowing 2" an hour. But if I had to pick one lens to wear every day of the season this would without a doubt be it. Works extemely well in partly cloudy conditions. A very good lens when you don't know what the conditions are going to do. Like those days when the clouds are moving fast and it's sunny one run then completely overcast the next, can't go wrong with the blue iridium. Super versitile and they look awesome too.
Raymond Karlsson -
This is a contrast lens, almost like a darker Persimmon (it is based on VR 28). I notice that some users mention Ice Iridium.
That's a totally different lens tint (based on Grey). As I just got my Blue Iridium and already have Ice Iridium in the same format (Radar Path) I would like to come back later with a rating review.
Raymond Karlsson -
Now that I have used my BI in Path shape and white chrome frames on a couple of bike training rides I can report that it is (for me) the most sporty sunlens that Oakley makes. It is not neutral but very uplifting in a wide range of light conditions. Especially in sunshine, where it gives both great clarity and nice protection from the bright light.
hexesonxs -
An extremely useful lens with a very nice base tint of VR28 with a blue iridium on top of it. It gives great contrast and IMO is a better choice than VR28 Black Iridium. My only gripe with Blue Iridium is that it's not nearly as solid as it should be. You can clearly see your eyes while wearing blue iridium and that's unacceptable.
Ian -
I have this in my Sub Zero. It's beautiful. It looks stunning while in the case. It sucks to wear. Since it has an amber base, it falls into the niche category. If you find Blue Iridium, try to find the grey-base version, as it is much more versatile.
boarder87 -
Worst lenses I have ever owned!!! The lenses were great for about 2 months, after that creases appeared in the coners of the lenses. By the end of the season i could hardly see out of them!! Creases filled the inside lens, When I tried to send back to oakley they wouldn't even replace them. Instead they offered me a $30 credit to there store on $135 goggles! Never buying oakley again, horrible customer service!
Ian -
It's cool to look at, but not the best to look through. I like true color as opposed to contrast. I have it on a pair of Sub Zeros, so that makes it a bit more awesome.

Edit: I have it on Frogskins, and it is the gray base. It really strikes me as Ice Iridium, but it's called Blue on that pair. The jury is still out.
BlueManDupe -
I have these in a pair of prescription Nanowire 4.0, and I just bought a pair of X Squared with Ice. Much prefer the Ice lens with its neutral base.
Celicagame -
Got these on my frogskins and I must say I am very pleased with them. From the outside they are a very pretty lens to look at and from the inside they remind me of a grey lens, which isn't bad in my opinion. To me this is what ice iridium should look like.
WillyP -
Not really mirrored at all. I wanted mirrored lenses and when I asked the guy on the phone if people would be able to see my eyes he replied with a no. However, they're not really mirrored at all. Even from a distance. Dissapointed to be honest. If they were mirrored they'd definitely be the coolest lenses because of the color
Rick -
I like the look of it from pics, but I have never seen it up close and personal. I think it would appeal to the inner Hawaiian tourist we all have deep down inside. Don't think we'll see this color anytime soon though so don't bother breaking out the Tommy Bahama camp shirt and straw hat just yet.
TERRORISM -
This is one of those frame colors that when you see it you need to investigate closer. The color compliment of light and dark blue almost appears to create a picturesque "marble" look. Although it almost appears feminine, it may be possible to wear with certain attire (the Minutes, that is).

Have to modify this - upon closer inspection the frames have a cheap appearance, due to the color differentiation appearing to be "small dots". Oakley really should have done more work with this frame to make it more attractive "close-up", not just from a distance.
LEX7 -
i have this on stupid minutes, the frame colour made me want them.
this is a great frame colour, nearly as nice as normal tortoise, nice mixture of crystal blue colours all mixed together to make a great blue tortoise pattern.
jumpman73 -
Not as cool looking as the blue camo but still pretty unique.
oogie -
A great lens, looking especially supa' in the blue fate. (it's my wife that has these, not me ... trust me!) A great option that isn't very dark, yet has a nice reflectiveness to the iridium coating.
aLAthing -
I have the 172cm size bag, and was able to fit 3 boards inside, 2 with bindings on, and 1 without.
The rollers also work wonders in carrying it around.
Weird thing happened on a recent trip to the snow.
I forgot my ski rack, and actually tied down the bag as a ski rack!
Worked great, held up well in 75+ mph speeds.
kingphilbert -
Color: black

This was made for men as well. But you may ask, "Why would a man wear clogs?" Let me tell you, when they are Bob. The best Autumn shoe I own and I still love them. I have always been a sandal man and it is so nice to wear a pair of shoes that can be kicked off as easily as they can be put on. Comfy for walking, standing and sitting. Wear them to work and slip them off under your desk. These have even gone to concerts and club shows and came out unscathed. Great with jeans and awesome for lounging.
o-xide -
Color: Black, Sand and 2 blue-black/ 1 blue-grey
I got 4 pairs. extremely easy to get into. very casual. My blue one got old and worn so I bought another one. Loving it!
o-static -
If my memory is correct, the mens was called : Bob and Woman's Bobbie, mine is black am still loving it, like i say the old shoes were much better than the new ones
kingphilbert -
Color:

If you ever wanted the Bob head and there is really no way to get the display then go for this. It is however bulky and not for a key ring with a ton of keys.
EastCoast -
Color: Silver
Nice looking key chain. However, I had the same trouble as obsession. The tail end of the Bob wore through and the key ring came off. Still cool though.
Dann -
Color: Silver

Per suggestions from everyone else, I don't intend to use this as the tip brakes off easily. It will simply sit in the shrine and look pretty. Works for me.
njphil -
i dont know if i would use it as a keychain but it's awesome!
o-xide -
Color: silver
I don't have one because of the ugly construction. Don't get me wrong...I like the bobs but when they made this into keychain, the quality was not there. I took a good look at it and nah
TiO2 -
Color: Silver

After stabbing myself a number of times in the leg with this thing, I gave it away to a friend who loves Oakley.

Maybe I should buy another one for protection in dark parking lots at night.
Rick -
If you are like me and are always losing your keys, this key chain is just what you are looking for. The sheer bulk and weight will ensure you will notice the second when your keys are not in your pocket! I give it an extra star because I find it scares little kids too!
tburuczky -
Looks great, but has no functionality at all. I guess it's not the only O product like this.
It looks to great and cost too much to use it.
O-bandit -
color: silver

i think this is the best from the O-keychains so far!
looks amazing and it´s a perfect display item....
a bit to heavy to put it together with a lot of keys....
Ed -
Color: Silver

Nice little display item. I don't intend to use mine as a keychain, either. The brilliant chrome finish is nice, as is the thumbprint icon on the underside. I suppose it's there just so everyone will know it's Oakley even when it's upside-down. I try to say hello to Bob on my way out every morning. He just sits there looking straight ahead. Go figure.
Jay_X_Bee -
Awesome key chain. I bought two, one for display and one for daily use.
oogie -
Color: Silver

Awesome design for a key chain. Same drawbacks as everyone else: the end snapped off, so no more chaining keys for bob!
O-minous -
This thing is BIG and HEAVY, for a keychain. Definitely looks cool but I won't be using it with my keys. Only to guard my collection.
DisturbedEarth -
Color: silver

Lost my first one - bought 2 more and re-rigged the fastener...no problems in the last year - very cool!
o-xide -
I got one finally and just uses it a display so it's a 5 for display purposes only
warwagon -
Why do I have it .... Because i can! Purpose= None...it just looks awesome in my collection.
bong -
yeah... it's big and heavy, and not very practical as a key chain. however, it's unmistakably Oakley and this one sits on a shelf along with my other Oakley collectable,s
splatter -
Who doesn't love the shape of Bob our not really lovable crash test dummy for sunglasses?! But the hollow shape of this is kind of cheap and even though I have never used my Bob the chrome is flaking off. This is one key chain that would be better off as an action figure.
Munkfish -
Like this one - a little bulky, and not the most comfortable to have in a pocket, but definitely stands out in the usual Oakley way!
TERRORISM -
Bob is simply an iconic representation of Oakley, and using him as a keychain equivalent to pure genius. It appears that the chrome finish on this piece could scratch substantially, though. Given that fact along with the scarcity and high demand of this item, it would probably best be suited as a display/collector's piece versus using it for its intended purpose.
TSIcon8 -
Color: Silver

Used it for a minute, but it broke, so now it's a perfect display item!
DoctorCrip -
Although it happens to be rather heavy, this is still one of the coolest keychains ever made. It looks great sitting on the shelf of your display case or hanging from the key in the lock of your display case like mine does. A must-have if you can find one for a reasonable price nowadays.
flippj -
awesome-xmas pressie from the better half-how the hell she found one new sealed in bag ill never know. heavy and shiny, looks awesome in the tower with the other small items
andy73au -
Very cool looking keychain, kinda heavy but looks awesome. Not very practical to wear on the keyring, best suited in the display tower.
ichibandidisan -
This gets 5 stars from me for its sheer awesomely-designed impracticality.Photos might deceive you that this Bob Head is tiny, when it's anything but. Its sheer heftiness coupled with the weight of a bunch of keys just means the narrow tail tip isn't meant to hold up to use and abuse. So, this is a cool display piece for appreciation and wonder. I only have one, but if you have hoarded a bunch and wish to use one or more, go ahead, since you can afford to break them. I won't.
Rick -
If you have the space, this is a really cool display item. I like it much more than the Shadow Head, which is cool enough, but this thing just typifies that Oakley robotic futuristic George Jetson Flava in ya Ear kind of thing. Ya dig?
defiant00 -
Bar none, the coolest part of my collection!! It took me years to finally lay my hands on one of these, and the wait was worth it!!
DisturbedEarth -
I gotta say it took me over 4 years to finally get one of these. It is truly the pinnacle of my collection so far - just so cool!
adamjmoore -
Another one of Oakley's iconic figures. I want one :) Unforunatley they're not for sale, ever.
sparra -
I would love one of these. Pure Oakley all over.
o-xide -
One of the best displays out there. they appear to be made out of glass but it's just acrylic. I hunt this down in a recent trip and was lucky enough to score 2 of 3. One by pure accident. I wanted a 3rd one but this other guy just wouldn't sell it.
FALKU -
Searched for YEARS for one of these and finally stumbled upon one on accident at all places...a bicycle shop. They had been an O dealer for years and even though the Bob Head was missing the bottom plastic insert and stand, it has become one of my most treasured items in my collection. If anyone has an extra base, please give me a shout! This thing is beautiful and surprisingly heavy. It also is a work of art in its own right. I truly miss the days of Oakley when cool stuff like this was the norm.... oh well. The Bob Head also has the extended skull that doubles as a place to display 3-4 pairs of glasses. The cutouts for the ear stems will accept most of the glasses Oakley has made over the years.This item is a must have if you have been infected with the "O" collecting virus.
TERRORISM -
"Out-of-this-world" and "Simply unreal" are the first two phrases that come to mind when trying to find the words to describe this collector's piece. Made from clear acrylic and appearing to have decended from the heavens, this display commands attention and receives more questions than any other. People always ask "What is it?!"

No one knows for sure, but one thing is certain: it is Oakley...
shoxpro -
Hard to find. but i got some from my friend who owns an optical that closed. the best looking display.
Bruin1 -
This is my favorite Bob head....everyone and I mean everyone asks, "what is that?"......followed by, "How do I get one?"...LOL
DoctorCrip -
These just scream Oakley and, if you own one, solidify your status as a true Oakley collector. Unfortunately, I've yet to have been able to acquire one since they're so hard to find and if you're lucky enough to do so, are usually very expensive. When I have had the money to get one, I've always reasoned that I'd rather spend it on something Oakley that I could actually use or wear, but pretty soon I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get me one of these bad boys...I better start saving now.
thrillseeker -
Very cool Oakley Bob head. I guess I got lucky because once I decided I wanted one, only too me a short amount of time to find one at a very reasonable price.

The seller also have two of the ceramic Bob head for sale too so I'm still considering to buy those also. hmmm. What do you guys think about the ceramic Bob head?
Doowutchyalike -
Awesome piece, just got one recently and I didn't know they were so heavy. I'm very pleased with it consider what I had to do to get it! Anyone else think that the new Indiana Jones used a bob head as the crystal skull?
Doodle -
Just got mine this morning and i can honestly say that the waiting and searching for a few years has been worth it.

Truely iconic piece of craftmanship.

Now to see where i put it....
oakley freak -
omg a clear bob head.. those are so freakin sick.. soo lucky to have one...
lectoid -
This reminds me of the huge robot in "Judge Dredd"
Dann -
When Oakley is prototyping, they design a model in a 3-D software package and have it sent to the stereolith machine. Using lasers, a resin costing hundreds per liter is then solidified into the final tangible piece. These Bob heads are examples, but all of the glasses are tested in this manner.
Jonathan Tung -
holy crap, it does!
splatter -
the second "Bob Head Prototype Stereolith" looks like the clay head

interesting studies on skulls
Tick -
What the hell would that last one be good for? I can definitely see how it influenced the Medusa design but why would it have a chinstrap & nose/mouth section? Fun with design I guess
DoctorCrip -
These all look very cool, but I'm glad they settled on the one they did because nothing tops the Bob we all know and love.
TERRORISM -
Just how sick does it get? Imagine that which is unimaginable. Picture an otherworldly being visiting from another dimension. Then, and only then will you be able to accept the forms that have been set forth before you. Quite simply: creativity at its finest.

Munkfish -
Again, a nice Oakley poster - well worth picking up if you get the chance
Dann -
Color: Olive Green

Nice bucket hat to keep the sun out from all angles. It doesn't look too bad like some other buckets, and the golf tees are a nice touch, but are made of terrible quality plastic. There are still seam plastic on the edges, and they aren't even.
Envoye Nounoune -
Color:

this keychain is not meant to hold keys, its VERY VERY heavy and poorly made. I don't know who designed it, but he was pretty stupid: the screw that hold the torpedo and the ring is a wood screw... HOW STUPID CAN YOU BE TO PUT A WOOD SCREW IN METAL? anyways, I bought one, and like 2 hours later the screw just popped out the bomb and broke. Also, the paint is very very easy to scratch. Up to now, its the only Oakley item that really disappointed me.
sparra -
Color: Silver

Completely agree with Nounone. I got mine free from my dealer, I guess he couldn't sell them. I would hate to use this as a car key as one knock to the car door could do damage. It really is that heavy. And the quality isn't up to that much either. Probably best as a display/collector item only.
njphil -
cool for display/collecting but not great as a keychain.
tburuczky -
I have this one and actually used it for my house keys. The first time I dropped my keys the rear side of the rocket fell off.
The paint peels off and scratches very easily.
If you have this keychain don't use it, keep it in a safa place instead.
Ed -
Color: Silver

Like the Bob keychain, this is best used for display only... that's the only reason I got mine. That said, it's a solid little piece of metal with nice little details such as the red painted tip and realistic tail fins. Looks nice sitting on a shelf next to your sunglasses.
oogie -
An interesting keychain. I like the idea, but I don't think it was followed through on very well. The bomb is freakin' heavy ... which is both cool and annoying if you used the keychain. The icon is just sort of raised ... but doesn't really stand out or strike you as well as almost every other icon on Oaklye gear.
Dann -
Another one for the collection. Sits nice on a display, but I'd imagine it'd break if I used it.
o-xide -
I got this on sale at the vault for $3. cool but not as cool
DisturbedEarth -
Color:
have it...not sure what to do with it....but it's cool
splatter -
Again like the Bob this is a key chain that is better off on the shelf as a sunglass guardian. Its painted metal that I imagine that is going to flake off if you have lots of key banging into it. Or if you hate your knee being smacked with it while your driving, steer clear. Still it is such a cool design better left as art and I would still buy it again.
jumpman73 -
I like this keychain. Its really heavy for being so small. When I'm bored I'll just bust it out and start fidgiting with it. Don't really know what else it could be used for.
Munkfish -
Got mine free - was almost going to buy it. The woodscrew broke, so it was retired to use in the cabinet. However, it is a nice display item, but not that useful as a keychain!
TERRORISM -
The Bomb keychain embodies Oakley's war on the competition with visual appeal. Not only does this keychain look great - with the Oakley "O" embossed on the Bomb itself - but the construction is heavy (possibly metal). As far as testing it for its designed purpose (to hold keys)... I haven't done that yet. Mine is used as a permanent display in the double-wide.
Ian -
Sits in the case looking pretty. Glad I have it, but will never use it.
ichibandidisan -
This is nice, but seems too fragile. The sheer weight of this bomb simply begs to fly off with actual use, hanging from a flimsy clip ring.The finish on the bomb reminds me of delicate magnesium coating waiting to be scraped off. Impractical, yes. Crazy? I've seen crazier. Still, I got one, coz I'm a good citizen Of Oakley Collector Country.
Dann -
Color: Navy Blue
This is one of the few shirts that I bought for retail. Actually maybe the only one, but it's very cool and worth it. If you have an office you, you have to look nice, and if your like me, you don't want to be conventional. The Boneyard shirt works well on both fronts. The fabric is cottony, and although it attracts lint like no tomorrow, it feels like and comfortable all day. The skull pattern is very faint, at least on the Navy Blue color scheme. The pocket zips shut so you don't loose anything. I wish the backside had been sewn to the main shirt fabric, as it tends to get bunched up and can be annoying. This is a great shirt overall.
Thomas Kowalski -
I have several brands of watches on the high end. I wasn't happy until I found the watch that fit me and my style. I personally feel these are some of the best watches on the market. Automatic are definitely the way to go if in the white collar world. If you are primarily outside, the analog you cannot beat. Washes off and like new. For those who don't know, sapphire crystal make the watch. Simplicity at its best!
HED4JC -
I could compare this model to the holeshot where you have different special editions. I happen to get a 2014 Winter Olympic version with "2014" on the face and the official Sochi Olympic logo etched on the back cover. Simple yet sophisticated. It is too bad they never came out with a bracelet version with a 6 hand option.
Dann -
Originally called Heinekin Green for the test run given to reps on a Gascan, the name was switched to a more generic one for copyright reasons. It's a dark green similar to Translucent Olive but not as brownish.
Rick -
It is worth buying just for the look of the frame alone. It's name describes it perfectly, looks just like a Heineken bottle. It's translucency gives it an added element of depth that creates some interest for the eye. I hope we see this frame on new releases in the future.
Ian -
I bought my first pair of Eyepatches just for this frame color. Looks good, gets many compliments. I'm tempted to swap in Emerald Iridium lenses, but that much green might just be too much.
spin_nin -
Frame: Metallic Black
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

I just got these and I LOVE them. They look great and provide complete coverage. The VR28 lenses are outstanding. Everything looks sharp without any glare. Not too dark, not too bright, just right. I am not too crazy about the Black Metallic frames. I wonder how long it will be before they look dated. I plan to pick up another pair; either the White / Red combo or the Black / Blue combo. Very happy with these. They replaced a pair of Minutes (Black / Black) that were at least 10 years old and they were mint. I would have stuck with the Minute but they went missing. Guess it was time to move on.

I tried the new Half Jaket 2.0 XL's as well (in Black / Black & Silver G30). The Half Jakets didn't fit my face as well as the Bottle Rocket.
LukePhillips -
Frame: Black Chrome

Very comfortable glasses. The Black Chrome is not as dark as the picture here indicates though. The rims aren't that big, so you often find yourself looking around them if you look down or up to sharply. They seem very sturdy, no problems here.

I got the Transitions lenses and they aren't very good. I don't know whether they are Oakley supplied lenses or not so it may not be Oakley's fault. The lenses do darken outside, but not by much. I still have to squint alot and they just aren't that comfortable to wear when it is a bright day because of it.
Drew -
Frame: Toast
Lens: Clear
Love the look.
Hard to get used to--especially Left ear. Had to push bows up high over ears for couple weeks.
Had to bend in frame front a bit to hug head, so now frames don't fit in pretty diagonal brown-stiped case that came with them.
Eric -
Frame: Black Chrome

I found these very uncomfortable at first. The rubber on the arms rubbed against my ears and irritated them so i had to put a small piece of cloth around them for the first few months. Also, the end points on the arms seem to dig into my head at times. I have owned these for just over a year and when I went to take them off yesterday the left arm's spring retainer or whatever is in the frame snapped and now the arm wont stay on. Needless to say I'm incredibly disappointed with the quality. I also have had problems with the screws that hold the lenses in staying in. Every so few months I have to tighten them down as they seem to be backing themselves out. I have no choice to order new Bottle Rockets which I'm dreading since I cannot afford new lenses for a different frame. Oakley's warranty is also a total joke. I was told if they break under the warranty I can bring them in for 50% off a replacement frame. Seeing how my insurance gives me 40% off any frame on any given day I told the salesman that if they break again I'm lighting them on fire and throwing them in the garbage where they belong. Disappointing.
Mike -
Frame: Toast

It has been two years since I bought these prescription glasses. I was a little skeptical at first about buying them, because I got them online without ever trying them on. I have to say, they have been the best pair of glasses I have owned. I got them for a great price (frame and lens for $150) thanks to Oakley supporting the military! It is about time I get me a new pair, only because my eyes have gotten a little worse in the last two years. I highly recommend.
Gerald -
Frame: Toast
Lens: Clear
i have had them for ove two years. hard to get used to the weight of the frame but after that they are great. Very durable the screws loosened but easy fix
Andy -
Frame: Light (11-962)
Lens: Transition

I got this pair of stylish frame coupled with transition lenses, and they look great. Have been complimented times over for the sporty executive look. Looks good in the boardroom and just as well while I'm drifting in the local circuit.

Quality leaves a bit to be desired though. The arms loosen easily and require the shop to re-adjust ever so often, and the pointy ends (metal) scratch easily against the lenses. Am unsure if this was due to a design defect but it ruins an otherwise great pair of executive Oakley's!
jumpman73 -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Clear

This is another great frame that Oakley has made for their Rx line. The frame itself is very comfortable to wear is very light weight. The bottle rocket 4.0 fit my big head pretty good too so I think it accomodates the larger faces well.
Iwan -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Clear
Love the matte black finish which is somewhat faded in places and gives it a industrial/used look. The spring hinges combined with flat earstems means they stay on your head no matter what.
Its a great fit and very comfortable to wear. I also like the fact that the glasses are curved somewhat and follow the contour of the face more. This is much more in keeping with sunglasses than regular Rx glases which tend to be flat.
nismohks -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Clear + Essilor Alize coating (non-oakley)
The frame is a good fit due to the fact that it has the spring hinge, the arms are curved and has grips, which further help the snug fit.
These glasses sit a lot closer to the face then usual glasses, which may take some people some time to get used to. This leaves less gaps around the glasses where u cant see properly.
Even though the Oakley clear lens has the HDO technology I decided to go for a standard lens with an essilor alize coating as the oakley lenses cost way too much. The Oakley lens cost more then the frame. I will probably try Oakley's clear lens on my next pair of RX eyeglasses though.
I brought these from www.isyte.com. check them out.
All in all im really happy with these glasses.

Peter C -
Frame: Bottle Rocket 4.1, polished brown
Lens: not sure..

Nice..i got it quite cheap.. RM600 (not including lens) (thats about $181)..so far ok..will se it in about 1 year before i give any further comments..coz there is where the wear and tear, etc comes in..
greekzilla -
Frame: Bottle Rocket 4.0, polished brown
Lens: Clear (Rx)

Great frame from Oakley. This is a perfect frame for large round faces. Very classic look with that Oakley edge.
Marcus -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Clear

great product. surpass my contacts in clarity, without a doubt. a bit expensive, and the are pretty heavy, leaving "craters" in my nose for a considerable amount of time. beyond that, awesome. the combination of spring hinges and flat ear-stems allow it to fit the head really well, and relieve pressure-point problems.
anonymous -
Frame: Bottle Rocket 4.1 Matte Black
Lens: PhotoGrey / Photocromic

Great Frame with nice Design.. love the overall design but just the matter of the weight.. quite heavy thou but luckily the weight its toward the bek and doesnt apply too much weight on the nosepad compared to my previous Oakley Wiretap model..

Got it for a very reasonable price.. Great design with nice price..Love it..

Aiming for Socket 4.0 coming soon..another great frame from Oakley
EGuy -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Rx sun glasses

I picked these up to use as a pair of Rx sun glasses, mainly for driving. I must say, when I left the store, and put these on, I wanted to jump for joy! These are amazing. The clarity is unsurpassed, there's almost no distortion in the oakley lens, the polarized (which I've always bought in sunglasses) is great. I love wearing these when I drive, not only can I see everything clearly now, but they look like any normal pair of sunglasses. For the bulk of the frame, I would think they would be a tad heavier, but to me they are very lightweight (well, I only need to wear them outdoors and driving so I'm not wearing them all day long). But I can't stress enough how impressed I am with Oakley after this purchase, and purchasing my "jackknife 4.0" as regular all day glasses. Excellent!
Matthew -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Rx lenses

I love the look of these glasses. They were expensive, but what I've come to expect from an Oakley product. I bought these on a whim just because I needed a new set of Rx glasses in between contact lens days. These are super comfortable and they don't move up or down my nose thanks to the tight fit above the ears. The only complaint, and I mean the ONLY complaint that I have is wearing headphones while wearing them. They give me headaches, but any set of glasses will do that to be honest.
o-xide -
Color: Grey/Red/MidnightBlue/
I got 3 of this slip on. again, I like the pods at the bottom as this one is even better than the pods of the flesh. I like the easiness of slip-on feature. This has the best look among all the flesh family. Shoe Pavillon had it for sale for the longest time. I am still awaiting to get the Yellow which will be my 4th pair
sparra -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ice Iridium

I do like the Bottlecaps - they fit very well and seem comfortable, plus the ice looks pretty funky, but I'd like to see something as bit more outrageous in terms of the actual design. I mean, both the lenses and frames are all very neat and simple lines, which is good, though something a bit more aggressive would be even better.
rolyatnerrad -
Color: Black/Yellow Red Black/Grey
Nice, yeah, like the flesh, but slightly better grips.
The colour schemes are very bold, so they need to be worn with the right pants, but that goes for most I expect...
sparra -
Color: Yellow
Another great laceless shoe from Oakley. Supremely comfortable, look the absolute business (especially in funky colours red and yellow) and very comfortable. I find they fit particularly well on my thinner feet.
BrianJ1888 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ice Iridium
A really nice "budget" frame. Kinda looks like a stripped-down Half Jacket. After much searching and a little experimentation at my local OPD, the lenses might not be designed to be interchangable. They lose a point for that, but the excellent dual-cam hinges are awesome.
oogie -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ice
I'd have to agree that the Bottlecap are a bit of a economy pair of O. A definite hybrid between the half jacket and yardstick rx styles. From what my o-store staff have told me, the lenses are definitely interchangeable (now whether Oakley produces lens kits, that's another question). A decent looking pair of eyewear, but not really drawing me in. All o-matter, no unobtanium.
Consumer101 -
Frame: Polished Rootbeer
Lens: Bronze

I like these better than half jackets. The straighter lines look better on my face. Simple design, comfortable, light, and excellent field of vision. Good for times when you want sunglasses, but not your best/expensive ones.
wundrdog1 -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Ice

I guess this color is exclusive because it is not listed in the catalogue. I have a few HJ lenses and they fit in my Bottlecap great--even better than the Bottlecap lenses themselves. The BC lenses seem to fit a little loose and make rattling noises. I love the way the bottlecap fits, I just wish there was some unobtanium on the nose, so there would be less possibility of slippage when sweating alot. They seem to grip the head fairly well without it. I'm just not sure I like the feel of plastic sitting on my nose. It feels kinda like cheap drugstore sunnies. They look great on almost everyone who tries them on. I'd give them a 4.5 if the lenses didn't rattle and a 5 if they had unobtanium and no lens rattle.
oogie -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: Ti

Initially, I wasn't thrilled with the bottlecap design, since I wasn't a big fan of the half-jackets. But after getting a great deal on ebay, I actually love the style once I got it. They are just a great freakin' pair of eyewear, and have a sort of universally likeable look.
american image -
this shoe started out slow , with few people liking it, but as time went by , a lot of the people who bought the shoe , came back to buy a new pair. they were that comfortable!
personnaly , i liked the black color the best
TERRORISM -
Color: Black/Yellow

Sleek, stylish, comfortable, and innovative are just a few adjectives that come to mind when describing these shoes. Having several pairs for a number of years, I must say that these are some of the ONLY shoes that I will wear other than... you know what (refer to my name if you can't figure it out). For the Bottlecap, the traction pods not only look great, but serve to provide excellent traction, as their name implies. It's also nice to have a pair of shoes to simply slip on and off, and these are very comfortable. The only drawback I've noticed is that the traction pods are actually attached with an adhesive which may fail over time, resulting in the pod actually "falling off", in addition to the "snug fit" of the neoprene deteriorating. Then again, that's almost expected from shoes that are years old and have been worn repeatedly.
PiaaBro -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Wow, what a light frame! Can't go wrong with a Blk/Blk look. This is my first polarized lens from Oakley so I'm still trying to get used to the rainbow like effect that bounces off windshieds & tinted glass.
bong -
Color: Grey

for some reason, the Bottlecap Flesh never did fit me right. it was almost always uncomfortable for me, giving my arch considerable pain. the design is really cool though, they're nice, bold looking laceless shoes with pod-like soles. too bad i can't wear them.
fin7 -
Frame: Polished black
Lens: grey
Subtle design but very wearable,
No unobtainium so fitting is important.
Need to get B.I polarised in the polished frame, they look very nice
Very light and a pair for the car.
dan-E -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ice
Very good set of budget shades from Oakley. They actually feel better on my face than either of the Half Jackets which is saying something and unlike the XLJ, the lenses don't touch my cheekbones. It's just too bad that there's no unobtanium since they'd make a pretty good set of lenses for sports but as it is, they're already a nice, snug fit.
Brewski -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
I have 2 Half Jackets, but these seem to fit better than the HJ's. I like that they are not as wide as the HJ's. Lenses could be interchanged, but at this time Oakley is NOT planning on producing lens kits.
sparra -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ice Iridium

I like these, they're really light, lighter than my XLJs. As the guys have already mentioned, they're a budget frame, no unobtanium, but fit well and look pretty cool - especially in this colour combo. Definately a good addition to the range.
Dann -
Interesting alternative to the Half Jacket. With a lower price point, it's tempting to go for these, but you really can't beat the Styling of a Half Jacket. They are very light on the plus side.
DisturbedEarth -
Color:
I have 4 pair of these...can't wer'em out! These things are like iron and the most comfortable shoes I've ever had. Love'em!
bong -
Frame: all
Lens: all

tried the Bottlecaps at a local OPD recently, and unfortunately they didn't fit me. i did like the overall squarish shape, quite a departure from the angular Half Jackets. they're also very light. i understand these are going for a budget pricepoint, but they're not significantly cheaper than standard Half Jackets, which offer interchangable lens kits and probably fit better with Unobtanium earsocks and nosebombs.
O_MattR -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ice Iridium

These are very light and comfortable and seem like a style that anyone could pull off.
Ijon__Tichy -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Titanium Iridium
Nice Lenses! Nice Frame! On pictures they look kinda boring, but when I wear them it feels and looks great. And the gascan-like stems fit mysterously well! I would like to customize my bottlecap, because the Tit. Ir. are great, but the chrome frame is to shiny for me. Whatever, nice shades, good price!
Ed -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Since I'm a big Half Jacket fan, I figured I should give these a try. They are much less sport-oriented than HJ but still distinctively Oakley in a half-frame style. The square-ish lenses and smooth earstems (as opposed to the thick, Unobtainium-clad "winged" earstems on HJ) make Bottlecap a bit more appealing to a larger customer base. I think my O rep said it best: "it's everything the Half Jacket isn't".

The Black Chrome colorway (initially a Sunglass Hut exclusive) fits a bit tighter than the other styles. Unlike other FMJ-coated frames, the entire Bottlecap frame has a thick layer of FMJ, including the hinges. This prevents the earstems from opening up as wide as the uncoated frames. On my other FMJ glasses, the coating thins out at the hinge so the fit is only minimally affected. Not a big deal, but it may make these less suitable for larger heads.

The only minus for me is the small nose rests. Since I have a flat Asian nose, the frame sits quite close to my face. Folks with larger noses won't have a problem with it.


x-metalman -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ice
I am surprised at how much I like these. I actually like the departure of Unobtainium on these. The square lenses are also a very nice touch. If they fit me better, I'd probably get these.
kingphilbert -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ice

Very nice. Larger than expected. A larger lens than the HJ closer to the depth of the Monster Dog lens. It fit very well and I was very pleased with it overall. Even being a "budget" frame for this style is okay. I don't think unob would add anything to it and it's more fashion than sport anyway. Def worth trying if you're looking for an open lens and a lighter fit.
oogie -
Like the flesh, a great shoe with just some extra design "snazz". Super comfortable and a great shoe. The only problem I've had is with the heel liner wearing out and starting to dig into my skin.
Lazyboy -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polorized

I have been wearing the HJ normal lenses for quite sometime, and find that the Bottlecap is a nice departure from the HJs. I like it's fit on my face, better than HJs. Then again, they serve different purposes as I use HJs for my outdoor sport activities while the bottlecap is for driving. In short, I like the shape and fit of the bottlecap and it's at a great price point as well. Cheers.
shanafan -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ice Iridium

How did I miss these guys? I work at SGH, and I never really tried them until a month later. After I put them on, it was an instant sale. I had a pair of Half Jackets, and I like how the Bottlecap doesn't have rubber on the temples and the nose. I find that makes them fit more comfortably. The frame is wider than the Half Jacket, so it is good for larger faces. And, just like the Half Jacket, they are very lightweight. A great buy!
LUSCIOUS -
Frame: any
Lens: any

Simple. Nice. Great for someone who's looking for a half-frame O matter sunglass at the right price. Fits small to medium sized faces. The absence of the unobtanium earsocks and nose bombs create a lighter feel to the sunglass. May feel cheap, but guess what... it's still O-Matter with shatter proof lenses.
yelkao -
Frame: Polished Rootbeer
Lens: Bronze

I haven't bought a pair of O-Matter frames in quite a while. These really caught my attention. I'm really starting to like the half frame style. Comfortable fit and light weight. I like the color of the frame and lens. Another first for me, since I usually buy colorways that are a bit more colorful or extreme. These are just a great pair of Oakleys that won't set you back much.
o-xide -
Frame: Jet black
Lens: G30
I have this OPD exclusive and I love G30 but I would rather wear my Half Jackets. Don't really like squares
winger28 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Titanium Iridium

My first pair of Oakleys. Built to Order. The frame fits well, and is very comforatable. They are not too expensive and have a stylish look. The Titanium Iridium lenses are great for any condition.
o-xide -
I just got me another pair of these and still missing a one for the satisfaction of my collection. I have 5 pairs now all in different color because they are just comfortable and awesome design. Similar shoes are featured in the SF modern art museum along with Shoe One. These shoes are just a must have!
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I didn't think these would have a chance of fitting on me. They actually fit really well. I liked these a lot. I have a very large head and this offered good eye coverage and was also very comfortable.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Brown Tortoise
Lens: Bronze Polarized

Very lightweight as well as offering great eye coverage. The design is really nice. The brown tortoise is always a nice color option for the frame for good everyday use. I'm not a big fan of polarized lenses. These are still great b/c of the different lenses you can pick up to change it up.
BronzeT -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Polarized Titanium

For those people that stayed away from Half Jackets because it looked like hell on you then you might want to try this out.I was one of those peeps and when I tried these on I'm hooked.

Now these are made for small to medium size face but to my surprise it fits my large head well.Along with MD's and Splice I could wear these all day without any discomfort.

The frame selections are kinda lame but the Black Chrome is a must have IMHO.
zev5740 -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Persimmon Transitions

I know everyone loves the Bottlecap but I never really took to it. It always felt a little cheap to me. I broke down and purchased it when the transitions came out and I was further dissapointed by them. They dont get nearly dark enough in real world light and dont work in cars due to the UV filters in windshields.
KAMI X -
Frame: polished black
Lens: polarized black iridium
my very first pair of oakleys that i purchased the "hook" as it were. thanks to the o-whores who made me try them on and what more can i say but thanks for the life long addiction.
O-Whores -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ice Iridium

Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Emerald Iridium Polarized

Light weight, simple design. Might not be something that stands out, but I liked the color options and how easy it is to switch out lenses if I wanted to. Another great everyday pair.
OsmosisJones -
Frame: Dk Gray
Lens: Ice

Definately a nice pair of O's. They're the unsporty brother of the Half Jacket. They're nice to wear around, but definately do no have the atheltic ability of the HJ's. Nice colorways and a nice price point though.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Amber Black Iridium Polarized

Excellent design. The fit on these are very comfortable. The polished white color goes really well with the amber black lens. I actually prefer using these over my Half Jackets whenever I'm doing anything active. Excellent eye coverage and extremely light weight frame. Its also really nice to know that you can change lenses real fast without any tools.
contrabandit -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Titanium Iridium
WOW what a wake up call! I Allways thought the Bottlecap was to small for me, and a bit on the boring side. I tried this pair on and they looked great - and more importantly they fit perfectly! They are great as an everyday pair, a bit conservative, but still have that Oakley-touch. I am hooked! Definately not my last pair! The Black Chrome has a gold-look to it, which is nice, and the titanium lense looks great in this combo
DoctorCrip -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

A solid pair of sunglasses that look pretty good on me, if I do say so myself. They're not too flashy, but they still have that essential Oakley look and feel to them. My only real complaint is that there is no Unobtainium on the nose or ears which makes them seem a bit flimsy and kind of cheap. They look almost identical to the Thump Pros which do have Unobtainium in both areas, so why can't the Bottlecaps have it as well? Still, I do like the glasses and mine continue to serve me well as one of my back-up pairs.
LEX7 -
Frame:Brown tortoise gold icon
Lens:G30 (Lex7 200th pair)

a great OCE pair for the 200 milestone, very light but not as snug and well fitting as the half jacket, i think these are a less sporty alternative to the HJs.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Crystal Black
Lens: Black

Bottlecap... the name sounds simple, yet functional or even essential. So too are the glasses. Comprised of stricly o-matter, the frames are lightweight and fit rather well despite the fact that they lack both unobtainium earsocks and nosepieces. Add to the equation an interchangeable lens system and you've got a winning combo on your hands (or on your face, as the case may be). Overall, however, I do believe the glasses could have been better had Oakley chosen to include unobtainium.
nalong86 -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Titanium Iridium

I love the way the color of the lens and frame compliment each other. They look great and are also very comfortable. I prefer the bottlecap over half or flak jackets becuase it is a similar design, but has a more casual than sporty look to them.
Matt SG -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Positive Red Iridium

I got this Oakley custom from a guy who knew an Oakley rep. Awesome color combination. They look really sick, especially with the positive red lenses. However, the material for the frames could be a tad thicker/stronger. They fit well and feel relatively comfortable, but I've yet to wear them proper, so only time will tell if they'll hold up.
Raymond Karlsson -
Frame: Chrystal Black
Lens: Grey rx Transition AR
I bought these on line without having tried the frames first. After all it is one size fits all, but in fact it doesn't really sit as good as my Half Jackets. Less flexible without the earsocks and nosepiece rubber, too. I also made the mistake to order the Transition, which is useless when driving car. The UV filter in the windows prevent the effect in the lenses. Other than that it is great for mixed conditions outisde, on the beach etc.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Brown Tortoise
Lens: Bronze Polarized

Form and function coalesce into a simple, unified form: Bottlecap. While the designers at Oakley chose to omit unobtainium from the frames, the glasses perform surprisingly well. They're lightweight, provide adequate coverage, and seem to stay stationary even during rigorous activity. The Brown Tortoise frame on this pair also looks less "fabricated" than other Brown Tortoise o-matter frames I've seen. Add polarized bronze lenses and you have a great pair of shades.

landish -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

These are my favorite Oakleys. While they might not be as stylized as some of Oakley's other frames, the sleekness and simplicity of the bottlecaps is what makes them so versatile and enjoyable to own. Because they are a slightly more conservative style, they make a great casual everyday pair of glasses but are also sharp and sporty-looking enough for more demanding activities. They stay on my face great despite the lack of unobtanium on the earstems and nosepiece (although it could be a different story if I wore them running and worked up a sweat-they are still fairly new and I haven't worn them for anything too physically demanding yet). They also do a great job of conforming to my face and the peripheral vision that they provide is superb (one of my chief complaints about some of Oakley's full frame models is lack of peripheral vision). I would definitely reccommend this lens/frame combo...the polarized lenses privide very sharp vision and the black iridium is very slick looking. For the price, this is a great set of shades!
BullyVW -
Frame: Polished Rootbeer
Lens: Bronze

I like the fit of these more than the half jackets. These are a bit better for the bigger heads. However, I'm still somewhat bored by the frames and square lenses. While the quality of Oakley is present, I think the design is missing. Still, these get as much use golfing as my M-Frames.
Ian -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens:

This is one of those glasses that the frame color makes a huge difference in how they look on a person. The only colors that I like are Black Chrome and Crystal Black. All the others just don't seem right to me. With that said, I like the ones I'm partial to very much. They feel like a much more casual version of the Half Jacket. You could get away with wearing a pair in a suit when a sportier frame would look out of place.
MR2NR -
I tried theses after I could not find any more Flesh in my size. These are way more stiff and hold you in the shoe better with less neoprene. I liked that I had more traction than the Flesh but wasn't a real fan of the white stitching. I wore these 2+ years and the pods started coming off being very wore and thin and I retired them.
Xtremehardy388 -
Frame: SI Black
Lens: Grey
I got these as an everyday pair for work (firefighter/fire safety inspector). These are MUCH better than I imagined. Though they lack unobtanium, they perform well. Sporty yet professional. I don't know about wearing them with a suit but that's just me. I like the rimless lens and the ability to swap them out. Very simple frame with the silver O accents. It's basically a watered down flak jacket. Great buy! I use mine for everyday use (driving, walking around). They took the place of my Fives 2.0 (I still have them but will now use them as a backup pair). I don't know how they'd perform in an active, sporty, or hectic environment (I have others pairs for that!) but as a normal use pair, they're great!
The Game -
Color: Black

I had these years ago, loved them but I never knew if I should wear them with socks or not. I didn't so they ended up smelling really bad. Wore them down and retired them. Wish they would rerelease them.
Graham -
Frame: Crystal Black
Lens: Black Iridium

Won these in a SGH contest while I worked there. They're great. I love to just throw them on when I'm heading to the beach.
oogie -
Gotta love my Bottlecaps. While there aren't any amazing lens colorways to choose from, the G30, Ti and Ice Iridium provide enough variety to give some good options. Otherwise, the BC lenses are just as easy to swap out as a HJ.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Brown Smoke
Lens: Tungsten Iridium Polarized

Oakley has breathed life back into the Bottlecap line with an unexpected lens reconfiguration: the Bottlecap XL. Even though I initially scoffed at the idea, my misconceptions were quickly changed after finally trying them on. The new lenses provide excellent coverage while the frames maintain the simple and lightweight characteristics of before. Try them on and you too will likely become a Bottlecap believer!

Chad C -
Frame: Black
Lens: Grey Polarized

These are great glasses that fit medium to larger faces very well. They were very comfortable. I would give 5 stars if they offered a non polarized edition.
Ian -
This really is a Bottlecap XLJ. The only problem with them is the lack of combinations. I'd give them a much higher rating if they weren't so limited in scope...
Dann -
Color: Black
I got married in these shoes, and haven't worn them since. But the same principle applies to the wedding gown, so you can't hold that against me. But for that one day, they were very comfortable. They come with removable cleats and a custom cleat remover. The cleats reveal a radioactivity symbol when takes off and the holes are bright red. This is a very nice pair of shoes for the money.
brian -
Love these shoes. Great comfort and support while playing. Highly recommend.
slackman -
Honestly, when I first tried on these shoes I didn't even realize there was cleats on them. I ended up buying these shoes and I don't even play golf. The cleats are easily removable with the tool they come with. Overall these are an extreme multi-purpose shoe. Even if they aren't used for golf.
sledelen -
Color: White and Navy

Love this shoe and played nearly a hundred rounds in them and they are still doing great and are still one of the most comfortable golf shoes out there. I wish the new versions would come in blue too. I'll have to upgrade soon.
Troy -
White/Brown

I like the look of the shoes alot, but they do seem to run a little bit smaller than my normal golf shoes. THey've held up pretty well after one summer of use.
Farlius -
Color: White/Black

I'm not a big golfer and these are the only golf shoes I have owned. They hold up great for the few rounds a year I play and the cleats are easy on easy off.

andy73au -
Color: White/Black
These shoes are very good looking and really comfortable. The spikes are soft and removable. Mine came with a special tool which allows you to remove the spikes in case you need to replace them. Overall, highly recommend them to any mad golfer like myself.
anonymous -
Color: black and white

I would give them a one for when you first buy them they are very comfortable.. but the cheap material they use break downs quickly, and can cause problems with you feet in the area of the ball joint of the toes..

Tick -
I really like the way these look. I'd like to take the spikes out & wear them as regular shoes.
Slojack -
Best thing I ever did was leave my old golf shoes at home, had to buy a pair at the golf course and the look of these shoes caught my eye. Very comfortable from the get go. In three years I have never had the back of my ankle rubbed raw like Ive had with more expensive nikes (that didnt last this long). Had to change the spikes a few times but that is expected with plastic spikes. Quality buy
o-xide -
very comfortable. This is my everyday slippers at home and no complaints. I got the Tan and Black.
pitOm -
Black

Nice model sandals, good for formal-casual situation..
The unobtainium rubber absorb the sweat well and may hard to slip in wet floor condition..

wash it regularly so it won't make your feet smelly..
TDM -
Frame: Black Ice

Extremely well designed, the combination of unobtainium on the earstems and spring-hinges allow the glasses to rest very comfortably on your head, the lens coverage is excellent too for glasses that aren't oversized
takashi11 -
Frame: silver
Lens:
These look great, and the spring hinges are awesome. Downside is a bit if weight, probrably since I'm used to wearing plastic frames. But they are well built and feels sturdy enough to take some punishment.
O-O -
Frame: 11-749
Lens: Clear

Pros: Looks, design, style.
Cons: A bit heavy, screws tend to loosen easily.

These were one of my first Oakley RX frames and I still have them. They are a bit heavier than more recent designs, but still look good and function well.
luke -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Clear

Love the frame design!! The Icon is small and subtle.
The design is cool... you can see the spring at the sides.

Best pair of glasses I have... not to mention the most expensive. (1st Oakley RX I own)
I guess it's gonna last me a lifetime.... or till Oakley comes up with more designs.
hehe

bob p -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Clear
Fantastic build quality. First Oakley RX I have owned and with their quaility I should have them for years.
Munkfish -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Clear

Very well built, unique pair of RX. the springs on the side are just incredible, really make these stand out. Usual Oakley quality. Very comfy, and perfectly weighted. Definitely should be on the top of any RX list!
kevin -
Frame: pewter
Lens: clear

I love this model specially its different with other the spring on the sides... I want to looks for its specification but cant find it as well as the image in the net because oakley prescription glasses don't come with oakley box and manual....
anonymous -
Frame: pewter
Lens: clear

i got the image and description :) http://mi.oakley.com/images/catalog/generated/800x650/5e/42027ee995c48.jpg?1172799116
and http://oakley.com/pd/1192/2320
brian -
Black
The leather design looks very good. They are very comfortable once they are worn for a while. They do take a while to break-in, but well worth the wait.
oogie -
Take the Smoke and wrap it up in leather and you've got the box top. Great leather look, and leather sole if very comfy. I love these sandals for everyday use. I would say, though, that since they are leather they tend to fit a bit snug at first untily you really wear them in.
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Tych -
Frame: Bracket2.1
Lens: Transitions
My trusty pair of Oakleys was lost at sea 3 weeks ago. Lasted me for 4 good years of pounding waves doing dragonboating. So this is my new pair of glasses. Fit is terrific. They are designed in Japan so it fitted my face well. The lenses are big and gave me very good peripheral vision compared to normal prescriptions glasses. The angular shape and the frontal curve really looks cool. My only grouse is they make me look evil with my shaved head...
Gilbert Serrano -
Frame: Bracket 2.1
Lens: Prescription

Needed to wear glasses when I turned 37 y/o and I thought I'd buy the best frame I could afford and went out to buy my Oakley Bracket 2.1 Light. Great for all day wearing due to it's light but tough frame, big curved lenses make for great peripheral and straight viewing. Using transition lenses that adapt to lighting makes it great for indoor and outdoor wear. Affordable too, bought at PhP 13,000+++ worth every peso.

Not to mention they look hell cool! Thanks Oakley for a great product model for the sight-challenged

steveo -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Warm Grey
I bought a pair of these for my wife. She proclaims them the best glasses she ever owned. She wanted a pair that had great coverage (i.e. the bugeye look) but also wanted them to come from a company that put some money into the R&D instead of just being a fashion company. They've been very durable and the only problem is that sometimes the end of the stem can catch her hair, otherwise I would give it a 5.
Ian -
This is a cool color. It reminds me very much of "Blood" on the O-Matter frames. The only difference is that it is much more glossy and that it lacks the "metallic-ness" of Blood.
Rick -
Huge fan of the Romeo, Juliet, and Mars ads featuring MJ. Really turned me on to the X-Metal line, as if the glasses themselves weren't enough!
DoctorCrip -
Just like Rick, these were a big part of what got me into Oakley. I remember looking through them and just wanting a pair of Oakleys so bad...I just wish that I still had them.
Rick -
I've got this frame on a pair of Plates, and I like it very much. The color really allows the details of the Plate frame to stand out - much better than a dark black or blue would. It has a nice smooth finish to it and looks real nice when paired with Ti Iridium as mentioned below.
banarno -
You cannot go wrong with this lens.
Makes everything bright and super sharp,but still soothing on the eye.
american image -
this is the cheaper "gold iridium" ; but a very nice vieuw when you look through it, misses the contrast that gold iridium has
Pander -
The base tint makes it very usefull in all kinds of lighting conditions. Personally I prefer this one when I'm not in the full open sun. The non-iridium makes it less flashy and therefor gives it more of a classic feel to it.
Tim cooper -
Not much different of a view of the world than as through titanium (only a lot poorer looking). Titanium is far more pleasing of a look on the outside that silver mirror. This one is a bit old fashioned like the old brown vintage sunglasses kind of. Would not use it in intensely bright light either as it allows 22% light to the eye and has very high contrast.I would say definately a humble old Lens for overcast.
Ed -
This is actually a matte/satin finish on the E Wire 2.1, and it matches up quite nicely with the VR28 Polarized lenses.
oogie -
One of the best non-iridium lenses I've come across. Living in Seattle, I look forward to many great gray Gascan days!
Rick -
I have this in a couple of different pairs and it is a lot like Gold Iridium to me. Nice and soothing and suits a large range of lighting conditions. Can't go wrong with this one. Non-iridium finish means it has a more subtle effect. Very nice.
sparra -
These are in my mum's Monster Dogs and though they arn't Iridium, they're still a great lens from the O, and give a nice warm tone to vision.
BronzeT -
Definitely a unique color.Much darker than what the picture shows.Some of my buddies bought this color coz black gets boring after awhile.

Ed's right I got a Monster dog,Valve and Twenty and they all have titanium lenses.

Ooookey... I forgot to click on the rating.I have to say 5 stars.
LEX7 -
Nice lens, similar to gold iridium but offers less contrast and less protection.
it would be better if this was a darker more protective lens as it offers a great view when looked through but would be too weak for strong sunglight.
EastCoast -
I like this frame colour. It is different without being flashy. It goes well with Ti lenses, which is what it is usually paired with. Would also match Gold, VRx, Black, Grey, Slate and variants. Not good with Ice, Fire, or Ruby.

It is matte with speckles, so it is not like the metallic options but neither is it a flat colour.
oogie -
A great combination with the Ti lens. Also, it makes a really nice MD frame color. Pretty subdue in the Oakley world, but a nice colored frame.
Ed -
Like all bronze-based tints, this is a great lens that blocks out just enough light and gives everything a nice warm hue. Since it does not have Iridium, it is good for times when you don't want the flashy mirrored look.
Ed -
A nice metallic brown finish that is often paired with Titanium Iridium.
jumpman73 -
I think this is a great color option for frames that are black, brown, white, or the cream colors. They look really nice against those colors. I feel like when you look through these they are similar to gold.
TERRORISM -
I found the bronze frame to be somewhat dull, actually. While it certainly looks fine paired with titanium iridium, it really lacks any depth in its chroma; it's just brown, with perhaps a VERY slight "metallic" finish. The redeeming consideration lies in the fact that the frame color may be worn with almost any attire due to its neutral hue.
Fan -
I have bronze lens in my Hijinx Sunglass Hut edition. At first I really didnt like them, but I've come to respect them. Although they don't ENTIRELY hide your eyes, they are pretty close. I work as a lifeguuard and I can see the pool very easily in most any weather condition. They work well even when the sun is going down, i.e. they dont make things too dark.
Ian -
I was very hesitant to buy bronze lenses in glasses. I wasn't a fan of brown tints to everything. After wearing them, they have become a favorite- under the right conditions. Bronze favors low light, ie overcast, dawn, dusk, etc. I wear them in the rain while driving and they make the world much easier to see. The increased contrast actually improves your vision. Even on bright days, due to increased light transmission, you will still squint, but your eyes will not be fatigued like the would be without protection.
xtremehardy388 -
These are my favorite lenses. I have them in my half jackets and in my whisker wires. They're GREAT for providing contrast--especially on cloudy days. On sunny days, they keep things bright without you going blind. I love these! PERFECT lenses
Farlius -
Have this in my Gold Crosshair 2.0. Gives the frame a very contemporary, classy look. Pretty good light transmission, but not my fav.
Twiggy -
No more s***. All posts of this qutaily from now on
b2r -
The good thing is that they instantly put you in a good mood with the yellow dopish lens tint. Also they do enhance the contrast. And the weather looks a lot better than it really is.

But I'm missing an Iridium coating for the mirror effect. Everybody can see your eyes. In general I find it not dark enough when you look through it in bright sunlight. The yellow lens tint makes a very vibrant green of grass and bushes. But I find it a bit too distracting. Also a sunny blue sky gets yellow-greyish and most blue colors are not very good represented.
LIEUTENANT -
While coatings such as bronze,dark grey,plasma etc,are not fmj,thus having the added strentgh of the full metal jacket,they still manage to be attractive.Specially the bronze one,which unlike it's color,it has a very bright metallic appearance.This one is combined with titanium lenses,polarized or not,and the outcome is very spectacular.Usually they wear much more easily than their fmj counterparts,but the wear isn't either extended,nor comes in a short time of period,and sometimes it isn't even visible,so it's rather not a big deal.for example,in my half jacket,the coating started to peel after a couple of years.A good alternative for the plain black o-matter frames.
kingphilbert -
It's actually a little light for Extremely Bright Light but the polarization more then makes up for it. Comfortable in all conditions. People can see your eyes though so there's no hiding what you're looking at. It's my first polarized lens as well and it does work wonders but I find it will play tricks on you if you look at something with an odd pattern on it, LCD screens and even windows and windshields.
banarno -
You cannot go wrong with this lens.
Makes everything bright and super sharp,but still soothing on the eye,and the polarization cuts down on glare if you are near water.
LEX7 -
very nice lens, got these in a night camo MD and they look great.
i find bronze too light so the polarization on these makes it more suitable for sunny days.
Dann -
Seems to be a popular polarized color nowadays along side Amber, and Grey. I'm guessing to keep the price down, since those three are all base colors without iridium. Bronze Polar is a nice shade. You can see your eyes from the outside, so there's no hiding them, but the golden hue is nice to look through. Think Gold or Ti Iridium without the mirror coating.
Delta One -
It's my first pair of oakleys (plasma halfjacketw/Bronze polar)a great pair of lens and really nice for relaxing on the beach makes everything light brown almost yellow. I've had mines for 5 1/2 months not one scratch, probably cause I treat the lens like
there worth $1,000. I really like the frame color plasma because
like black It goes with fire and ice polar too.
TERRORISM -
Bronze Polarized is an excellent choice for overcast or less than bright conditions and adds the benefit of polarization. Unfortunately, the lenses may be too light for some as the wearer's eyes are visible to the outside world. Also, theses lenses would be less than preferable for very bright conditions.
B-man -
I own a pair of Oil Drum's (with the bronze polarized lenses) and they fit my broader face very well. The lenses at first feels a little light for extreme bright light, but no irritation occurs. This is an excellent choice if you like to have a greener and bluer view on life, as the lenses give good color enhancement on vegetation and sky. Polorised just adds that little extra clarity.
Ian -
This is by far my all-around favorite lens. I was able to pick up the SI Desert Gascans from a friend, and I wasn't too happy with the regular Bronze lens. I swapped them out for the Polarized version, and it made all the difference in the world. Bronze Polarized increases contrast and reduces eye-strain in every possible lighting condition, save night time. I prefer the lenses for overcast, rain, snow, dawn, and dusk. I'll fall back to my Black Iridium Polarized if I know it'll be just bright, but the bronze is what I take for uncertain or varying conditions. Regarding the color comparison to Gold Iridium, there is a definite, more pronounced brownish tint to everything that you see. Gold Polarized would be the midpoint between Bronze and Black.
Wookieman -
A nice conservative option for polarized. They work very well in medium light and are passable in the brightest of conditions. I prefer gold iridium or tungsten iridium for full sun, but these do the job. They do not hide the eyes very well if you're into that sort of thing. These seem to be the go to option for polarized brown frames. I would like to see more gold and tungsten.
Slone -
Very nice lens, really brightens up the outside world. Very easy on the eyes. This is my first pair of Oakley sunglasses and it's hard to take them off. The original lens was Black Iridium but I switched to Bronze Polarized for better contrast. It's amazing to look into the sky because you can see clounds that aren't visible to the naked eye. Clouds actually look 3-d.
Dr. Chris -
This lens is a great all-a-rounder. I have other pairs of oakleys with blk irid plzd and vr28 blk irid plzd. I have to say that the ones I've used the most are the bronze polarized. I like the fact that when you walk indoors you don't have to take them off. People can see your eyes and walking into medium-lit stores doesn't hinder vision at all. I've had gold iridium plzd in the past and i like these better. I live in the tropics where it's extremely sunny and the 15% transmission has always been sufficient. I've put them away so I can get some use of my blk and blk VR28s. I want to buy a gray or light grey polarized next because leaving them on even when indoors is convenient. and safer.
Stevie B -
I have an old pair (6 years+) of Unknown's with the bronze polarised lens and they are my "go to" glasses for spotting striped bass on the salt flats of Cape Cod. No other lens I own lets me see fish the way these do and I'm pissed that they are loosing their anti-glare coating on the inside. Oakley, bless 'em, say they'll give me 60% off a new pair of shades with a trade-in but the Unknown's are now dis-continued, so it'll have to be be the Minute 2.0's... shame as I loved my Unknown's!
Iwan -
As a rule I don't particularly like the colour brown. This one however is completely different: it isn't a solid boring standard brown. It is far more interesting, however it will only match with a few lens options and most of them are boring brown (like VR28). For this reason I only give it 4/5
jumpman73 -
Very fun to wear especially when dressing casually. I like to wear this colorway when ever I need to wear a suit.
Ed -
High-gloss metallic brown finish that looks somewhat bronze under bright sunlight. Good match for the bronze-based Ti Iridium lens.
LEX7 -
My favourite Hatchet frame colour. this is a rich metalic brown that sparkles in the sun. you couldnt pick a better companion for the TI lens.
BrianJ1888 -
Glossy Metallic Brown. Looks black in low light, brightens significantly in the sun.
Dann -
Not really a brown frame as we'd hope. It's a little darker the Titanium or Plasma, but not the same hue.
oogie -
An underrated frame color for sure. But I think it works great with the Ti lens option. So I give it top marks for overall pairing ... but would be less of a fan if it came with black iridium.
Rick -
The Brown frame was only availabe for a very short time on the Juliet. At first glance it is very similar to the Carbon X-Metal frame, but upon closer inspection you will notice that is a very dark brown. You can tell a Brown Juliet frame by the JBR prefix on the serial number. To my knowledge, all Brown Juliet frames have the serial number. This is a classy frame, and very rare. The hype surrounding the Brown Juliet tends to steer the price up, but if you can find one for retail or lower I highly recommend picking one up.
jumpman73 -
Awesome frame color. Looks really awesome especially when the sun shines down on them.
TheVault -
Because its more dark in color then the Whiskey frame, you will notice more the fadind.

Peeling may occure because of the sweat and other things, since its the paint is applied on a clear frame, its not molded like that.

My favorite of the brown frames. Harder to find then the Whiskey frame.
o-static -
peels off, not durable, love the look ,but you can't like wear it. you will end with a clear frame..
Ian -
The Brown Leather Saddleback was my first Oakley watch. It is a very attractive saddle-brown leather. Really, the only other brown leather I've seen that is similar in both color and texture is on a Western saddle that my mother owns. I like it, but it's difficult to pair with a matching ensemble.
Ed -
A somewhat lighter shade of brown that takes better advantage of crystal O-Matter than darker colors like Rootbeer or Dark Olive, which often look black except under the brightest light. Brown Smoke really lets light shine through it, which brings out the details in the frame styling.
LEX7 -
gorgeous grame colour and i finally have it in the Five 3.0
thankfully its very unlike any other frame colour oakley have done before. in the crystal family ofcourse id say its a cross between crystal black and rootbeer.
love it and glad to see it appearing in all the new frames.
Icon208 -
Debuted in the Gascan, now seemingly spreading into EVERY style. It's nice, though, and it's good to see a shade of brown that isn't the trad tortoise.
Pander -
Quite a lot translucent, but not that much that it starts to bother you. Makes the frame nice and accessible. This frame option makes a frame less harsh and thereby a little less agressive.
Wookieman -
A beatiful frame color for people who like brown, but are tired of boring old tortise or amber. It is understated and conservative, but somehow screams Oakley. It looks good paired with bronze or gold iridium, and paired with tungsten iridium it looks amazing.
TERRORISM -
True to its name, Brown Smoke sets the stage for frame color by combining a brownish hue with a translucent frame. The translucent characteristic of this frame really sets it apart from an ordinary brown (opaque) colorway and creates a unique chroma without being too gaudy.

slackman -
Very cool frames. I have these in the Oil Drums. The only bad thing about these is that if you put dark lenses in it makes the frames appear extremely transparent.
Ian -
I have the Hijinx with this colorway. Very fashionable and very nice looking.
LIEUTENANT -
This frame color is really controversial.I have it on one monster pup,and one eyepatch,and while I definitely like it,because it is really nice,when I put it on and cut off the light that passes through it and makes it shine,it gets so dark,and you really can't see any color at all,and what is really like.It's nice when you look the glasses from a distance,or when they are on the display,but it's really confusing when you put them on.Other crystal colors don't have this problem since they are more intense(olive/rootbeer),but this one is mild so it really blurs and you can't see a thing.However,I will grant it three skulls since still,the color is nice,and really works on any frame.
Wookieman -
A nice brown tone with a little bit of flake that sparkes when out in the sun. Good for people that want brown and want an opaque frame.
dan-E -
Not the biggest fan of tortoise shell frames but Oakley seems to do them well, since they're somewhat popular.
BiGCoB -
I have the Brown tortoise monster dog with the gold Icon. I like very much this frame color. The light gives an orange color through the clearest parts of the frame. I think I'll try to catch some Gold Ir Lenses to swap the bronze.
sparra -
These are on my Monster Dogs that I now have in my possesion. Pretty traditional but a nice understaded style if that's what you're after.
oogie -
I have these in my Minute. I just can't be too excited for a tortoise frame ... it's just a bit too traditional. I'd even lean towards black over tortoise.
jumpman73 -
This is an awesome color option for frames. I'm so in love with this look. The cool thing is it can go with anything.
EastCoast -
This is alright I suppose, but I prefer Rootbeer to it. It looks quite dark when wearing it (for the MD, at least). A decent offering that's not overly wild nor plain, and it won't go out of style as far as I can tell.
TERRORISM -
Brown Tortoise gives a frame that extra visual appeal that sets it apart from "ordinary brown", and its translucent characteristic makes it even more interesting. In short, this frame may be paired with almost any lens for a winning combo.

Update: Now I see why "owning" an item may be a crucial factor prior to writing a review. Just received my first pair of Brown Tortoise frame Oakleys in the mail today, and the frame was a bit disappointing. Although it does look "marbelesque" from a distance, upon closer inspection the "dark coloration" within the frame appears "fake", almost comparable to viewing a cheap newspaper under a magnifying glass. It's difficult to describe, but if you see the frame close-up you'll know firsthand. Because of the cheap coloration characteristic, I'll have to reassess my previous rating and move it down to three skulls... and even that may be a bit generous.
b2r -
The tortoise effect doesn't look like it's printed on on the first glance. I've got a Gascan S and here the effect looks quite good. On thicker frames it may be worse. Sadly if you put the frame on your head most of the marble effect is gone and it almost looks like a normal brown frame. Only if it shines against the sun you can see it.

But this is ok because you have a more interesting frame than just some crystal brown if you look closely. But if you wear it not everybody notices it and you don't look like a geek and the sunglasses go well with almost everything.
LIEUTENANT -
The brown tortoise frame is so fine,and it has to be just the right combination for the gascan.Just got my gascan brown tortoise/bronze polarized,and the frame is amazing.Fits so much with the strange science fiction lifestyle aesthetics of the gascans,but also fits perfectly as well to more aggressive frames such as the monster dog's.Of course when you wear the glasses it darkens and you can't see the tortoise pattern,but only the fact that it's actually there and you can see it anytime as soon as you take the glasses off,is enough for me.Perfect!
jumpman73 -
I really enjoy these lenses. Gradient lenses that Oakley has been coming out with really add to your fashion style. Gives you the chance to change it up a bit.
Matt SG -
It's kinda wierd, but I think these lenses really, really rock. I have them in a pair of Oakley Spikes. I shan't comment on the frames, but I'll stick to the lenses as this is a lens review.

These lenses have a fairly light tint, in a very, very pleasing tone. So why is this lens so good? Firstly, I want clarity and to be able to see the world as if my sunglasses aren't obscuring anything in my vision, while at the same time enjoying 100% UVA/UVB protection. Brown Gradient allow me to do all that in one step.

Dark tints while functional and glare stopping somehow make me feel like I'm missing part of the world that I'm looking at through them, no matter how you cut it. So on to Brown Gradient: like any other Oakley lens, it provides 100% UV protection, the brown tint on the top reduces glare and boosts contrast just so subtly, and the clear portion at the bottom improves visibility, especially in indoor/shady settings so that I don't need to take my sunglasses off at all even while indoors.

Some might argue that this might well be easily achieved with a pair of Transitions lenses (eg: VR50 to brown transitions). With first-hand experience with this pair in a pair of Monster Dogs (and them not turning dark enough for my liking, and being way too slow to respond to light changes=SOLD), Brown Gradient still tops Transitions.

The only con about this lens is that: without an Iridium coating, your eyes are only too visible to everyone else. I used to buy Oakley lenses for the Iridium coatings before. But I've discovered how nice this lens can be to look through, and Iridium would severely affect all the pluses that I mentioned just now. Great job with this one.
Kphenom -
These lenses look really nice and are very fashionable, but they are extremely light. With these on I can look in a mirror and see my eyes perfectly. So if you are looking for a light, very nice looking lens, these are for you. But if you want something to hide your eyes, pass on this one and get a dark or iridium coated lens.
banarno -
Used on the Zeros,and is similar to Sleet except less prominent Thinner veins running throught it.
Retro cool.
LEX7 -
i have this on the zero 0.2 and 0.3 this is basically a paint brush effect. it looks like a very very thin brush is used to brush one colour over the other.
looks cool and is unique, the only thing that looks slighlty similar is fingerprint.
Ed -
Only available on the A-Wire Thick, likely because the added thickness of the frame will show off the brushed appearance of the finish.
bong -
works well with my A-Wire Thick frames. you can really see the brushed grain finish on the frames. i think with any other wire frames the grain wouldn't show up too well because of lack of surface area. they're silver based in colour and work well with a variety of len options.
o-xide -
Color: Black
I am not sure why it's called the bulldog yet Monsterdog. Anyway, The 3D patch is nice quality. Retails for $30. I bought it at the vault for $20. I like the 3D look of the shirt
Jay_X_Bee -
Color: Black
Nice shirt. Too bad that the O on the back wears off.
Ed -
Case: Titanium
Face: Carbon Fiber

I'm a little disappointed with this watch. Don't get me wrong, it's a really great-looking time machine and I'm sure the movement is very accurate, but it isn't very user-friendly. The battery died shortly after I got mine, and there seems to be no way for the average person to change it. After taking it to several watch shops, I had no luck and realized that I need to send it to Oakley just to get the battery changed. Because of the design, you have to take apart a good portion of the watch (which requires some VERY small tools) just to gain access to the movement.

The band does not have enough holes to fit skinny wristed people like me. Luckily, the little pin on the buckle is sharp enough to poke itself through the Unobtainium band. I just hope it doesn't start to tear because of that.

I had also expected more from the carbon fiber face. I didn't expect it to be real carbon fiber, but the printed graphic doesn't have much "depth" to it. There is no question that it's only a two-dimensional picture of carbon fiber weave.

I'm sure my opinions will become more favorable once I get the battery changed and I can actually wear it and use it. But for now, I'm not impressed with this watch.
a64tbird -
my fav watch ----oakley broke the mold ---i alway wanted one but not for 750.00=== i got mine for 200.00 worth every penny ======people alway ask me adout it ---gus 5 stars a++++++++++++
splatter -
better weight than the Crush, and the sapphire crystal is a huge improvement that adds loads of casha
best of all its versital, you can wear it anywere for any reason
skylinrcr01 -
i love my bullet! it is comfy and people alwaays are like what a cool watch or oakley makes watches??? it just great i love it. btw white face
Monsterdog -
mmm it was cool in its day but i dont really wear it anymore
bong -
i have to say the Bullet quite nice in person than in photos. because of the titanium casing, the watch is superlight... it's practically featherweight! the overall design is very similar to the first Crush; nice sculpted design but then when a more expensive watch looks like a cheaper one, it loses some cache. but all in all, quite a nice watch.

UPDATE: 01/01/06
Frame: Titanium
Face: Carbon Fiber

so i finally bought a Bullet for a great price... the Carbon Fiber dial face looks very nice. like i said before, this is probably Oakley's lightest watch and is barely noticable when worn. i don't mind beefy watches like the Judge or the GMT but the Bullet is a totally different feel. also, i mentioned before that the Bullet looks too similar to the original Crush, but having it in my possession i'm going to have to correct that statement in saying it looks more like a cross between the original Crush and the Torpedo. the overall shape is not as round as the Crush, but it also has a slightly elliptical quality in its overall appearance that is also slightly similar to the Torpedo. the integration of the unobtanium band with the titanium watch case is also very sculpted and unique looking. quite a nice watch!
fin7 -
Case: Titanium
Face: Yellow

Every bit Oakley in design, very lightweight and easy to wear. The yellow dial bears some resemblence to the cannon yellow TB.
Sculptured band and casing really adds to the appeal
Very high price initially but now far more affordable
DOULOS -
FRAME: Stainless Steel
FACE: White

This is yet again an amazing product that Oakley has stamped their name on. I was given this watch as a gift and its really awesome. I've been wearing my Minute Machine for a while and this will be my everyday watch from here on out. Light weight and very comfortable.
The Sapphire crystal is amazing in the light and is very eye catching. Great Product.
pepper -
LOVE it. I have a ton of Oakleys and this is near the top of the list.
GMT / stealth & white
Judge 1.0 copper/polished
Bullet - yellow
Judge 2.0 copper/black leather
Detonators - honed black (sold), stealth, ion & red chrome
Saddleback
Crush 1.0 /yellow (sold)
Crush 2.0 honed red chrome (sold)
three rubber ones too.
Comfy like the detonator, but even lighter and a much better crystal. It is gorgeous.
banarno -
I think this was an exclusive colour to the Collegiate range.
Nice rich,individual colour.
TERRORISM -
Five skulls for this color simply because it's a great alternative to a standard colorway, and also looks excellent for collegiate edition Oakleys. Limited release in only a few select models adds to the collective appeal.
banarno -
Lovely old school frame design that’s very similar to Goldmine on the M Frames.
TERRORISM -
Specifically made for the TX Longhorn collegiate line, Burnt Orange offers collectors a truly unique colorway to strive for. The frame resembles a mixture of orange and dull brown and looks great paired with the TX Longhorn logo with Black Iridium.

oogie -
Picked up a Butterscotch frame in the Scars when they first came out. I thought they were the best / flashiest option at the time. But I have to admit the butterscotch love wore off quite quickly. I just don't dig the matt-clear yellowish color on this frame. A bit dopey in my opinion. The Scar line continued to come out with so many better color options (chrome, FMJ blue and red).
Rick -
In theory I like this frame, particularly on the Scar, but in actuality I don't. I have tried this frame and I just don't think it looks good. Too "carnival" for me. Looks silly and way too bright. To me, if you are going to scream out for attention, there are much cooler ways to do it than with the Butterscotch.
sparra -
I thought they looked cool in the photos, but they look tacky in the flesh, at least in Five 2.0. Still, pretty funky nonetheless.
LEX7 -
This is totally different in the Scar version, it has the same frosted beach glass effect as the persimmon scar but these are goldy orange instead of bright orange.
very very nice and another one that looks super in the sun.
LEX7 -
This is a confusing frame.
in the five 2.0 it is a dark crystal orange but then in the scar it is less see through and more of a pale orange colour.
it is also very similar to the 10W40 and persimmon frame.
TERRORISM -
Butterscotch appears to be solidified liquid, almost golden in color yet transluscent. While it's certainly true that the frame garners more attention than most others, if worn with matching attire it looks perfect. 24K Gold iridium (in the Scar) compliments this frame option perfectly and brings new meaning to the word "incredible".
flippj -
got this option on the scars, looks ok when its real sunny, otherwise the matt looks cheap-this colour relys on the crazy design of the scar to pull it off.
Ian -
I like this. I too, have the Scar, and I got it because of how orange it is. Think Matte Orange Clear, and there you go.
Dann -
Color: Black, Ivy
I picked up one of these in Hawaii while giving a presentation at a convention. BackcountryStore.com had a deal, so I picked up another, and I now have an Oakley shirt for every day of the week, to wear on the job. Excellent work clothes while retaining your Oakley flair.

The fabric is very soft and doesn't wrinkle. It also absorbs perspiration and keeps you drier.
o-xide -
Color: Gravel, Charcoal, Black, Ivy, Blue, Platinum Blue and New Navy.

The quantity I have explains how much I like this button down shirt.
Dann -
Color: Platinum Blue

Picked up another of these great shirts. The blue looks nice and you really can't beat the job they did.
xxJAYxx -
Colour: White

I bought this shirt on my first trip to an o-store. Has an amazing look and feel to it. Oakley paid a lot of attention to detail in this shirt and it shows.
x-metalman -
Color: Black, White
I have two of these and I love both of them. The metal icon on the pocket and the Oakley buttons are a nice touch. The fabric is unbeatable.
JL -
Color: Navy

Got these on special, material has a nice feel and makes a great formal or dress shirt.
american image -
jim's favorite shirt of all times, sadly not mine. i think oakley has done much nicer shirts, i own one in cement, i hardly wear em
longshot -
Color: Black, White, Bleached Sand, Rust, Basic Blue, New Navy, Forest Night, Pale Blue, and Yellow!

As you can see I have more than a few of these and I love them. They are very cool, they don't wrinkle, and they look nice.
Icon208 -
Color: NewNavy

Light, very breathable, perfect for hot places like here (Florida). The metal Icon is a nice touch too.

Wish I had more of 'em!
JeepGuy07 -
LOVE THEM!! I wish I had all the colors. Even the black is comfortable for playing golf in the Florida heat. Got mine a the O store in J-vill Fl. Sad to hear it's going out of business.
ShadyOak -
Color: Black
This was a gift and is probably my favorite shirt I've ever owned. It is soft, doesn't wrinkle (big ups there), and has a cool almost pearlescent look to it. The metal buttons are a sweet touch. The fit is great too. I just can't say enough except I need more of them, mine is pretty well worn out.
sledelen -
Color: Black, Gravel, Navy

Great cop shirt. Perfect for concealment and very comfortable.
o-xide -
Color: Navy

Plain yet powerful. Silver icon on the pocket and small logo at the back. True Oakley power!
O -
Color: Black


nice shirt, a good dress shirt to wear out
Lali -
Color: Vapor Blue
My girlfriend gave it to me as a present. It's classic design makes this shirt an all-rounder, no matter if you wear it for a night out or just as everyday shirt.
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