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Oak -
*Full review can be found on the forum*

Having seen both versions in person recently, I would say the C Six is not as bad as some of us collectors thought it was but not as great as what we had hoped it would be. It's not a classic, but it's a solid piece in the Oakley lineup.

I think those who see the full carbon fiber C Six in person will be most impressed with the milling work. The detail by Crosby Composites is outstanding. The milling also leaves a wood-like texture to the carbon fiber (reminds me of the texture on a Koston Frogskin) and also leaving a pattern that reminds me somewhat of a snakeskin. Good stuff.

While the full carbon fiber C Six demonstrates Oakley's/Crosby Composites' ability to work with carbon fiber, the Aluminum C Six demonstrates how cool its style could be.

Whereas the full CF C Six is a bland looking frame, the Aluminum C Six shines as an incredibly cool frame colour. The contrast between the silver aluminum and the black unobtainium and CF shows how exciting the frame is suppose to be. It looks like a frame the old wild Oakley would put out in their heyday. It's amazing how simply changing the frame colour(s) can alter the C Six's appearance. The full CF C Six looks like a regular Oakley product and, if you're not "in the know", you would not even recognize it if you passed it on the street. On the other hand, the contrast on the Aluminum C Six makes the frame seem futuristic, sci fi, and industrial at the same time. It's practically impossible to miss it.

I think the C Six is a decent product. When looking at it from a price/value perspective, its attractiveness definitely decreases. Some would say a product such as the C Six is exempt from such measurements, but that's another argument for another day.

Would I buy either of the C Six models with my own money knowing what I know now? Definitely not, but I’m grateful I got the chance to hold one in my hands.

December 27, 2009
HED4JC -
Frame: Aluminum / CF
Lens: Grey Polarized

During the unboxing of the porduct alone, I was already wow-ed on how they packaged it. It's pretty heavy at almost 3 or 4 pounds casing and all total. The finish of the case has a black satin hue, very similar to that of the pitboss box. What I like about the case also is once it is sitting upright opened all the way, the elite Icon stands out pretty good. The laser etched signature plate pulls up for that added wow factor and also serves as the support for the top part of the case preventing it from closing. The little booklet beneath the signature plate is crafted nicely as well. The cover has an embossed elite icon.
I decided to display the micro bag (exact same one as the pitboss) and the blu-ray disc with case separate. The BD disc features how the C6 and TBII was made. Both segments really informative.

The glaases are secured by 2 garter-like starps and remains untouched up to this day as I still haven't put them on yet. (waiting for maybe New Year's hehehe) and becasue of this i cannot provide any feedback to the comfort and fit.

All in all, like what most people say it is waay too pricey and because of that fact, i'm giving 4/5 skulls.
GarciaM25 -
Frame: Aluminum / Carbon Fiber
Lens: Grey Polarized

In regards to the review above for not having owned the pair, it is hard to describe the feeling of opening your own box and putting them on whenever you want to. I am the proud owner of pair 56 of 1500, and spent 3 weeks debating the purchase back and forth. As a carbonfiber-aholic, with a performance car with at least 20 pieces of CF on it including bonnet, boot, front and rear lower spoilers, and one of only three upper spoilers in existence, as well as an avid CF watch collector and pay for all this out of my CF wallet with my Carbon Fiber Club Pole Position membership card inside, made out of 100% real carbon, you could say I love the futuristic stuff!

I wanted to find the time to write this out thoroughly, as the thrill of opening the case and putting these sunglasses on every time needs to be thoroughly detailed and explained. As crazy as I am about CF, it isn't as much the carbon part of these sunglasses that truly amazes me. I am more drawn to them because of the legacy involved, the passion for excellence, and the craftsmanship that went into each an every pair. They could have been made entirely out of aluminum and I would appreciate them just as much, but the carbon bits included make it that much more appealing, especially considering I've been dying to get my hands on a true pair of CF sunglasses that aren't as gaudy as those junk Ray-Bans (sorry Luxotica, that brand isn't my bag). While the full carbon frames are out of reach financially for me at this point, the aluminum and CF ones were not, though I spent the 3 weeks previously mentioned debating this purchase because I wanted to be fully committed to these, or forget about them all together. I had the gracious staff at Oakley in the Florida Mall in Orlando, FL hang on to them during this time, and they obliged; they didn't mind because hell, no one else, not even tourists, in Orlando would be crazy enough to spend that kind of money on these sunglasses.... except me!

The smell of recently machined aluminum, the texture of the 75 layers of carbon fiber on the stems, and the elegance of the double hinge are a drug to me that rush through my mind when I go to grab them from the box. There is no such thing as buyer's remorse when you take these home and stare at them for a good long while. You'll be certain you made the right choice, and should you find them available to purchase and are financially capable of getting a pair, I would have no hesitation in saying GO FOR IT!
Shawn -
Frame:aluminum/cf
Lens: grey
The display box is elaborate,they look very good on display.Not real happy with the way the sunglasses are stapped down.Seems to drag frame on the metal lock assembly of the box and you have to be some what forceful to get them strapped back in.It definitely deserves its place on the elite list.Very happy with this pair and proud owner of #468 but think the pitboss would have been a better choice to go all out on although pitboss are heavey they have a look that demands attention.
Californian 85 -
Frame: Carbon Fiber
Lens: Grey Polarized

The packaging of these alone is worth while ! they are amazing and unique , too much effort has been put to produce each and every frame the thing that reflects the dedication of Oakley and there superior craftsmanship . But one question , if you put these in comparison with Juliets who would win ?
paying 4000 $ for a pair of glasses they better be 24k gold !
Brian P -
Frame: Aluminum/Carbon fiber
Lens: Grey

Opening the box for the first time makes it all worthwhile when considering the pricetag of these shades. The packaging is very elaborate and extremely sturdy. The special little book holder for the bluray disc is very classy. The case doubles as a really nice display case. The C Six logo plate is a really nice touch. My only complaint about the case would be regarding the straps that hold the glasses in place. While they are great for keeping the glasses secure while on display, they make the removal and storage of the glasses a very arduous task. For someone like me who plans on wearing these glasses regularly, the straps are annoying.

As for the glasses: they are definitely the nicest pair of Oakleys that I own (nicer than Pit Boss, in my opinion). The fit for me is great, but since we all have different face shapes and sizes, I recommend that you try a pair on if you can before you buy them. They look much bigger than I thought they would, so if you have a small face they might look funny to you if you aren't a fan of larger frames. You can definitely see the excellent craftsmanship that has gone into each and every pair. I think that these sunglasses are meant to be worn. They will definitely draw attention, so don't wear these out if you're afraid of receiving all kinds of attention and compliments. Oakley definitely did a great job with these. Get yourself a pair of these if you can. You won't be disappointed.
Slim84 -
Frame: Aluminum/Carbon fiber
Lens: Grey
Well after having these for about two months I must say just amazing master piece. Got number 943/1500. As the others. When my Oakley distributor called me they just arrived I imediatly went to the store and by suprise they had theyre own box. Nice present when u see theres other boxes inside, and than tha sunglasses. Im still sometimes sitting in my chair and just lookin at them.
LordHelmut -
Frame: Aluminium / Carbon fibre
Lens: Grey

Soon as I heard about these I wanted to own a pair. While I was never a fan of CF to begin with, the touch of it on the Al ones was just enough and now I am a huge fan of CF in general. The look of these pair of glasses is incredible. My only real complaint as to why I gave it a four instead of a five, sans the price, are the lenses themselves. I purchased $1,500 glasses and they give you fairly lousy lenses. I would had loved to have VR28 black iridium polarised. But gray? Non-iridium? That is just plain silly.

The packaging was very well done. I did wish there was a coin, but the laser etched plate is cool enough. The Bluray disc while nicely produced, really didn't say anything at all. I was more hoping for those how its made videos this seemed like an infomercial style, or a PR thing. But I digress.

Do I think it is worth 1500 bucks? Not really. Am I glad I bought them? Yes. Heck yes!

Though some smaller details like using the standard elite bag, come on, they could had done something more special. Especially that there are only 1500 pairs!

But in all, they are fantastically beautiful glasses and I will be wearing them daily!
WeoBadallo -
Frame: Carbon Fiber
Lens: Tungsten Iridium Polarized
I was fascinated with that glasses and even more when I learned that I am the only one in my country that has such glasses.
It's amazing the details in CNC made ​​in CF. Only those who know the material and how much is difficult to get these details in CNC material without damaging the whole, will be so impressed with such boldness. It is extremely fantastic!
When using the glasses where the sun reflects the details of CF, for anyone to look at. Is trying to understand what that is ... really futuristic.
Price? Exclusivity will always be expensive .... like Peter Yee says: "The best of the best, this is the name is Elite, is not for everybody."
pastor.elfstrom -
I finally, after long consideration, bought myself a pair of C-Six, the aluminium/carbon fiber pair.
They were expensive as h**l, but the feeling i get when i see them and put them on... Wonderful!
They fit me very nicely and they look outstanding!
Not something i will wear regularily, but maybe for some special occation.
I you are thinking about getting a pair, and don't need to sell your kids to raise the money, GO AHEAD!
kingphilbert -
Frame: Gunmetal
Lens: +Red

I was excited for Oakley's with Spring Hinges and as soon as these were released I was trying them. When the new E and Square had came out I found them to be very tight, rigid and small compared to the older looser frames and the C Wire made it all better. Still a small wire, but a great fit. A round option for those who didn't like the A Wire. I did find the spring to be too loose at times though and the overall coverage wasn't the best. Workable for driving and being out and about.
Iwan -
Frame: multiple
Lens: multiple
I hesitated a long time before buying them online. I was afraid that the shape of the orbitals would be somewhat feminine. Let me asure you they aren't. They suit my head perfectly, but I can imagine this would not be the case for everonej so if at all possible try before you buy.
The frame itself is very lightweight and the sping hinges work great. My personal favorite frame would be Titanium and it's hard to beat VR28 blue pol. as lens option.
Rick -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Ice Iridium
I ordered these for a female friend of mine. She hadn't actually worn them, she went on my recommendation. Unfortunately, they didn't quite work on her the way a Square Wire did. If you have a narrow skull you might want to avoid these since the eliptical orbitals can look awkward in that case. I thought the sculpted orbitals would suit her narrow head but I was wrong. Sorry J!

As far as the glasses themselves are concerned, they are great. They have a quality feel to them and they have a wide variety of color combinations. A unisex design that offers the refinement of a wire with enough flash to stand apart from the crowd.
filmetal -
Frame: Gunmetal
Lens: +Red Iridium
This is my first wire and got this at a very low price. It fits well and the spring hinges feels good and comfortable. Its very light specially if you are use to wear x-metals. Its the red iridium lens that bugs me. An Ice or VR28 can be more comfortable.
zev5740 -
Frame: Titanium Pewter
Lens: VR28 Blue Polarized

Very light, sturdy, and comfortable. Coverage isnt great but enough to do the job. VR28 Blue Polarized is in my top five all time fav. lenses. Good on cloudy and sunny days with great contrast.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Polarized Emerald Iridium

The C Wires feature an elegant, yet simple design combined with a unisex style. For this configuration, the pure titanium frames seem to almost float off of your face since they're so lightweight. And the lenses aren't just any iridium - they're polarized emerald. One thing I've noticed about titanium C Wire frames, however, is that they don't have quite as much "wrap" as C-5 frame C Wires, and are thus better suited for those with slightly wider faces. Still, combining the lightweight durability of titanium frames with some of the most exclusive and functional lenses makes this pair a "must have" for those who are a fan of Oakley wires.
The Dealer -
Frame: Titanium w/ Rootbeer Earsocks (custom)
Lens: Titanium Iridium sans "Titanium" Etching

I picked up this pair to turn them into a prescription unit, and I couldn't be any happier! This coming from a guy that was a little "iffy" when judging from the pictures, but I took a chance and these paid off significantly. THEY ARE NOT WOMENS SUNGLASSES!!!

The best way to put it is that they resemble a concoction of the wire series -- A's, E's, and Square wires... all rolled into one. The result is a pair which is a thin version of the Penny, without as much rake, no excess metal styling, and, with the titanium frame, a pair of glasses that are truly featherlight (if you think the C-5 Alloys are light, think again). I also found they have a nice amount of flex to them, so a sudden impact would probably give them the strength to survive, with the only exception being where the spring hinge meets the eye socket.

Absolutely awesome! I actually put this pair on high with my X-Metals, simply because they look really cool (and with titanium, I would stress the rootbeer earsocks, and if using them as glasses, go with Gold Iridium Polarized). 5/5!!!
plutonium54 -
Frame: gunmetal
Lens:+red iridium

I don't know how really the rest of the folks here get the impression that the c wires have something feminine inbred to them,or at least "unisex",but it appears to me that they are everything but just that.The shape of the orbitals is the same that we find ourselves wearing on the minute,or even on the supreme,even divine penny.This round,oval,classic patern that the c wires themselves follow,seems to be making them more real,since the exotic c-5 compound that they are made of,along with the ultra ficticious color combos make them something that an oakley collector doesn't easily passes by,or forgets.The gunmetal frame of theirs makes a good contrast with the great +red lens,and the grip is really good and tight.It seems that the spring hinges work very nice.However a side effect of the hinges is that when you have the glasses sitting on your forehead,the frame does not adopt the shape of your head,so they have a hard time staying put,than say,the wireap,or any give o-matter model.If you combine that with the thick nosebridge that further subtracks from their flexibility,you have the one and only disadvantage of them.Which of course may mean nothing to most of the people here.Besides that,the design of theirs shouts "oakley",with the aforementioned thick bridge,housing the engraved oakley logo,which is an absolutely representing sample of the oakley 00's styling.I'd say that it doesn't fit with the fine,slick,thin frame that much.The bridge like the one that the wiretap has,would be more appropriate.But in any case the overall design is nice and both gentle and versatile,which means that all of us,can wear this favorite piece of oakley history,both with suits and casual wear as well.If it weren't for the rather unmatching nosebridge,which in the end disorients the wearer from the nice,oval pattern of the lenses,I would give them five full stars,but don't get me wrong.I'm still wearing them with the same pleasure.
b2r -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Ice

The Silver / Ice combination is really nice and the Wire is very well made, a good fit and good quality. They were my first wire and of course they looked good in the 90s/early 00s. But sadly their design has stayed there. Today they look outdated like a Minute. I look ridiculous with them. Thinking about selling them, but I will probably keep them for the memories.
Joost -
Frame: Titanium
Lens:Emerald Iridium

Best sunglasses I've ever had. After 5 years of intensive use it litterally fell apart.
Wish it was still available, would buy a new one immediately!
PaulT00 -
Frame/Lens: Titanium/Black Iridium (with spare Titanium Iridium lenses all scratched up); Dark Carbon/Black Iridium; Platinum/Emerald Iridium; Silver/Ruby Iridium; Titanium/Emerald Iridium Polarized

I've managed to amass a small collection of these while waiting for the holy grail (the Ti/Emerald Pol combo) to appear. I love them. The Ruby pair get most wear, possibly because I see these as a fashion statement and the gen 1 ruby lenses are quite an arresting sight. (I have E-wire 2.1s in ruby too, and they're noticeably more orange rather than red). The coverage isn't amazing, but depending on head size and shape you may find that the smallish orbitals almost fit in your eye sockets - which they do for me. They're very similar to the A-wire 2.0 in that respect, but easier to wear due to the spring hinges which make for a very adaptable fit. I find that it can take a while to find the correct setting of the nosebridge, but once set they're very comfortable. The Ti frame construction is different from the 'normal' C5 frames, the lens screws are in a different location etc and they feel quite different to wear as well as much lighter. As with almost anything over a few years old, Oakley have no parts for these so if you break them you're out of luck. The Ti/Emerald Polarized combo is amazing, but due to their extreme rarity and irreplaceable/irreparable nature they rarely come out to play. That's OK though - I have lots of other Emerald Pol lensed options I can wear instead which aren't quite so difficult to find!
Ted -
Frame: C wire
Lens: Black Iridium

This frame is by far the best pair I have ever had. I used them as sunglasses for 5+ years. I am sad they are no longer available.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Something is to be said about a name. Marketing experts are aware, and this may have ultimately led to the "re-release" of one of Oakley's more popular wire frames: the C Wire.

This iteration of C Wire, however, differs completely from its predecessor. In keeping with Oakley's recent trend of larger lenses, this release definitely provides greater coverage in the form of larger lenses. However, the lenses are no longer "cat-eyed" or "teardropped" as they were with the original C Wire. Instead, they resemble a more typical aviator-style sunglass available in today's market. The spring hinges are also completely redesigned, with an anchor-like mechanism firmly attached on the inside of the frame.

Personally, I do not care for the fit of the glasses. The lenses are a bit too large and because of this they do not seem to fit well, although they may fit better on others. Also, the spring hinges are "barely" able to be categorized as spring hinges. They actually offer very little "flex" because of the anchored piece of metal, but this was likely desinged to alleviate any problems with the spring hinges breaking. To their credit, it is doubtful that the spring hinges will break on this model. To their detriment, the spring-hinge feature was almost entirely defeated by their design. Whoops, Oakley.

Despite their shortcomings, the one positive aspect of the glasses that has been yet unseen is the incorporation of "gel" nosebombs. Soft and supple, these little pads feel like pillows on the bridge of the nose.

Although the gel nosebombs are a great achievement, the glasses do not particularly impress - especially with the name "C Wire". But for those who appreciate aviation-style glasses these may still be a winning pair.


theguysmiley -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium - Polarized

I found the fit of the C-Wires (2011) to be perfect on my (relatively square) face. Previously, I have always gone for smaller lenses (i.e., E-wires), but I found the redesigned C-Wire frame to be ridiculously comfortable, thanks to the light weight and gel nosebombs highlighted by the previous reviewer. I do like the more sturdy feel of the hinges as well--I don't need to worry about these frames breaking.

These were my first pair of prescription Oakley's, so my opinion may be biased, but the clarity of the polarized lens is incredible.

I would recommend the C-Wires to anyone looking for a good medium size Wire frame (not quite as large as the Plantiff), or anyone considering the Crosshair 2.0s (the frames are similar, but put them side-by-side and their differences are apparent).

Overall, bravo to Oakley on the new C-wire.
Wookieman -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Warm Grey

Another winner. Oakley has managed to pack a lot of mad science into this package. The new monoshock hinge gives them a secure grip without squeezing. They do not shift around like spring hinge glasses or squeeze like the Whisker can, they feel like the best of both worlds. The new nose pad system grips the nose securely and they stay put. The ear socks extend all the way to the end of the stem making them even more secure. My only concern is how the monoshock hinge will hold up in the long haul, not because of any apparent flaws, but because it is so innovative.

The shape almost a mix between a Square Wire and and Aviator. The lense is fairly square with just enough teardrop to make them look a little bada** while still being classy. They are a good fit for medium to large heads and look good on a lot of face shapes.

Overall this is a great all around sunglass. A perfect mix between style and functionality. Dress them up or down, you can't go wrong.

Oakley Shopper -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Ice Iridium Polarized

I have owned the same pair of Original C Wires from years ago and i have completely enjoyed them to the fullest extent that they could offer... they would be rated a 5.

I was very excited to see the launch of new C Wire line this year and was making routine stops by the shops to try a pair on. Great fit was ready to buy on the spot, unfortunately found out that Oakley is only offering these glasses in one frame/lens combination. After talking with Oakley Customer Service about different combinations that are found on multiple legitimate websites (Cabela's, etc.) They said that those are not real Oakley Glasses because they do not produce that combination. So now i am confused that an authorized Oakley Dealer is carrying impostor glasses or Oakley did not have the time to help with my order. Extremely Disappointed
BlueNDN -
Frame: Earth Brown
Lens: Tungsten Iridium
These are my sixth pair of Oakley sunglasses in the last 10yrs. I had some stolen, others broken, and one pair that flew out of a car window :(. Anyways I have kinda grown away from the loud look of some of the new plastic frames...I really wanted some Flak-Jackets but they were just too much for everyday wear for my style.

I was in the store and tried on the new C-wire and loved them. Stylish metal frames but light enough for active wear. I've worn these while running, and played several rounds of golf in them. I know some people can't golf in full framed lenses, but I found that since these are larger lenses than some others I have no issues. The tungsten iridium lens works great for golf with it's bronze base...it's no G30, but is much better in bright conditions which we have a lot of here in the south. The new "mono-shock" hinges are great in my opinion. Not as flexible as the previous springs, but feel much more stable. Fit is great and comfortable even after wearing them all day. As others have said the gel nose pads are awesome!

These are my new favorite shades!
wusthof -
Frame: polished
Lens: vr28

after i had my crosshairs ripped off out of the the car, along with my 1/2jackets, and my lens cracked on my mframe, i've had no oakleys for about a year. i loved the crosshair, but the 2.0 didn't impress me at all. i came on here again and fell upon the new c-wire and said, "these could be my crosshair replacement". went to the store, tried em' on and said yes! much lighter than my crosshairs and fit my large face. a good alternative, but not the best as i liked the aviator style of my 1.0's lol
Oakley Adam -
Frame: Earth Brown
Lens: Tungsten Iridium

I have owned numerous pairs of Oakley Sunglasses over Years. I just made the switch to wire frames. My first pair of wire frames is the Crosshair, which were my Favorites until I had the opportunity to try on the New C-Wires. I was immediately Sold. The frames are super light and remain steady at extreme movement. The Tungsten Iridium lenses are fantastic in medium to Bright Light. These are definitely my go to sunglasses for Bright Sunny Days. I highly recommend them!
flyer -
Frame:Brown
Lens:Tungsten Iridium
Very light and comfortable on the head, nose, and around ears.
Stay put. The tungsten iridium works well in cloudy and medium bright days. Reasonably good coverage on the periphery of vision.
Easy to wear in public without feeling like an alien, but with a quality feel as per Oakley habit.
luie cruz -
Frame:lead
Lens: ice iridium polarized

i love this shades for driving it filters bright light.fits comfortably. light. and secure. i have another crosshair 2.0.. but i like this fit better. holds securely even when you tilt you head down it grips good !! lens are good cool for the eyes. and no strain.. ok for me .. i like it a lot..
dirtjump_boy -
AREA 51? hmmm maybee OAKLEY has some alien power from there
DoctorCrip -
These cages both look very cool and unique, but I must say that think the black camera and cage look more sleek than the silver.
OluvrNawlins -
Yeah this belt is very stylish, I have it on display next to my skull belt, I see they now have it in Khaki color too. The cam part sets this apart and makes this very unique belt indeed.
Zero -
Is it just me or is this thing taken out of an airline seat? Buckle's a bit heavy but really cool all the same. Plus it's reversible - two belts for the price of... two. =)
KAMI X -
belt looks great completes my work attire. FYI those checking fit and sizing I have the l/xl and have a size 38-40 waist and it just fits. any larger than size 40 waist and you yould not be able to use the belt.
timoak33 -
Have to say im pretty disappointed with this umbrella. The looks and weight are good but the slightest wind and you have a battle on your hands!
The design has wind vents, but sadly dont really work well.
This will be useful in non windy, rainy situations lol.
in other words if you live in the uk this umbrella is a no go!
LEX7 -
the biggest and best umbrella your ever gonna see, this thing is huge huge huge, could easily keep 4 people dry, it has a double canopy and a carbon fibre shaft so you know its strong.
the colour is perfect.
thats it, GET ONE!!
nutcase05 -
I totally agree. It's huge. I don't think it is suitable for everyday usage. Too big for the side walks. Buy it for the beach or golf. Not shopping needs.
skylinrcr01 -
i tell ya this umbrella is awesome have had it for a while and it still wors great. if there is some wind rain can come in through the top though.
jumpman73 -
I'm not a big fan of this umbrella. I don't really like the slits in the middle of the umbrella. The sleeve to store it in tears fairly easily as well. The cool thing is the color scheme. Camo is an awesome Oakley color option. The umbrella itself offers very nice coverage to keep you dry.
Erkel -
Wow, it is REALLY REALLY big & a bit heavy, but it looks so beautiful and feels so durable as well. Got heaps of compliments from strangers.
LEX7 -
got this on the trenchcoats, love this colour,
i have no idea why it has only ever been replicated on the goggles.
its such a cool colour that belongs on some of the new frames.
this colour when on the trenchcoats is very much matte but i beleive it has a glossy coating on the goggles.
Dann -
Just got the Bass Pro Half Jackets. It seems to be the same design used on the Trenchcoat. Not sure if they went into the archives, but it's nice to see a unique frame color amongst the tortoises and polished black's.
banarno -
Excellent old school colour used on the Trenchcoats and a limited edition Half Jacket.
Shame they didn’t use this a lot more.
BrianJ1888 -
This was also on a recent Bass Pro Shops exclusive Half-Jacket. So you can blend in with your surroundings if the Iridium lenses don't scare off your game.
TERRORISM -
While the aesthetics are unique in their own right, they just don't seem to fit in with most of the other colors Oakley produces. This frame option would probably be best suited for hunting activites, especially if the wearer was also donning matching camouflage attire. Definitely limited in use, but unique nonetheless.
Ian -
I had Trenchcoats with this frame back in the day. I'm still not a fan of gold iridium, but I deeply regret getting rid of such a unique colorway.
TomG -
I have the Trenchcoat in this frame colour. Nothing more to say than, superb, rare, if you have them, keep them!!
DoctorCrip -
Frame: Black/Grey
Lens: Clear

Overall, these are good glasses. They are light, pretty comfortable and look good on me - if I do say so myself. My only complaint about them would be the lack of Unobtainium which sometimes can cause the tops of my ears to get a bit sore as well as slide down my nose every now and then. Aside from that, I highly recommend these glasses for people who like this kind of look.
Darron -
Frame:Olive Tortise
Lens: Clear
I really dislike these glasses. They look and feel great, but they don't stay on my face at all. They slip off VERY easily and I can't look down without them jumping off my nose and sliding off. It's likely I'll loose them at some point by them sliding off my face.
JJ -
Frame: Black Horn
Lens: single vision plutonite
these are the best looking glasses Oakley makes--hands down. they are easy to adjust and are comfortable to wear. totally recommended.
Eddy -
Frame: Black Horn
Lens: RX Clear

I was planning on getting these until I saw them up close and personal. I was never a big fan of Acetate frames until I saw this frame and was willing to give them a shot, but once I saw them and got a chance to try them on I was completely turned off by them they are too bulky for my taste and besides the 2 tone stems (which I think are cool), they look like something Ray-Ban would make (see RB5092). I went with some Spoke 4.0 instead. In conclusion they look like Ray-Ban knock offs with an Oakley icon and paint job. I will give them 3 points though for having very good eye coverage. If your into the artsy thick glasses look go for these.
tricko7 -
Frame: Black Horn
Lens: RX Plutonite.


These are awesome glasses, I own 4 pairs of oakley sunglasses and as soon as i needed glasses I knew they would be oakley. My first thing was they needed to have the Square Icon, its just more classy and edgier imo, i was torn between these and the 2.0's but these just have more edge and the slightly rounder shape to them differentiates them from the normal emo square glass. Excellent frame, and the two tone is what makes it.

TERRORISM -
No metallic shine and no FMJ - just a solid color. Yet that statement is an oversimplification for a beautiful red hue that grabs your attention from a quarter-mile away. The Cannon Red frame option also matches the Cannon Red TimeBomb almost perfectly.
LEX7 -
Basically bright shiny red. not metalic red like the FMJ red straight jackets.
this is one of the brightest frame colours that oakley do.
i have it on my straight jackets and when teamed with the fire lens it makes the frame look even brighter.
dan-E -
Cannon Red is the kind of red that would look perfect on a Corvette or a Ferrari. Don't wear these if you don't want to stand out. Personally, I think they're awesome.
oogie -
Were you in search of a bright red frame??? Found it! I think it's great ... for it's purpose. Want to stand out, get noticed, look a bit silly, here you go!
Rick -
This frame color appears very cheap to me. It looks like liquid candycane and I was not impressed. I actually sent a Eye Jacket 2.0 back because this color was horendous. Something I would have liked as a kid, but too plastic-like imho.
BrianJ1888 -
Named after former Oakley FunnyCar Pilot, Scotty Cannon...
Dann -
A flat red, with really no other distinction. Seems to be too easy to fake, so luckily it only came on two models.
TheVault -
Very loud and bright, its a basic red frame with no sparkles or fmj coating.

A real attention graber.

I give it 4 stars because of the fake frames like this one out there, a little bit plain, Oakley could have put sparkles in it like the metallic black or something.
LEX7 -
i think this sticker is fookin rare now cos it took me ages to find them, so i ended up getting 4.
looks like a fire/blood ball if that makes sense.
one of the must have oakley stickers for your car.
Ed -
Frame: Rust
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

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

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

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

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

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

I'll start right off by saying that if the Gascan models don't fit you, the slightly smaller Canteen won't be any better, such is my case. A bad fit doesn't mean that I can't appreciate the design, however. They're clearly part of the Gascan/Oildrum family but the orbitals aren't nearly as square. Details like the subtle curves, the indent in the nosepiece, and the winged earstems give them a very nice look. The crystal frames look great in sunlight as well.
Thomas64 -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Grey
I am an x-metal fan and don't normally pick up a plastic flame Oakleys. But this one just cought my eye. I really like the aggresive design with the sharp edges, something I've never seen in plastic Oakleys before. This Matte Black/Grey colorway is simple yet really cool looking. Fit really great on my wide head thanks to the Unobtanium and the lens on these never fog up to my surprise. I don't mind Oakley making a new x-metal model based on these.
Orange61 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Dk Bronze

Cool glasses shape. The ear socks are very nice, they keep the glasses firmly on a hat. The lens is nice too. It is a good lens for contrast.
Rick -
Frame: All
Lens: All
I usually only review a product if I own it, but I have tried these Canteens on so many times that I think I have earned the right to voice my opinion on these. In a nutshell, I am not impressed. I was disappointed with the drab color combos from the start, but I thought the Rust/VR28 one had a chance. I have tried it on an numerous occasions, and despite the reasonable price, I saw no reason to pick one up. They have absolutely no HSF and that is so rare for me to feel that way. All of this is not to say you won't like them, but for me they just had no kwan, mojo, or charisma.

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

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

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

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

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

I liked the fit and look of Canteen so much that I picked up another pair. I've been curious about the Warm Grey lens. Like its name implies, it has a subtle hint of red/brown... not so much that you would notice immediately, but enough to set it apart from the "colder" grey and dark grey lens tints. When paired with the Matte Black frame and gunmetal icons, this cretes a very low-key colorway.
ksgemini -
Frame:Canteen Frame: Matte Black, Brown Smoke, Rust, Dark Amber, Olive and Polished Black
Lens:Warm Grey, Dark Bronze, VR28 Black, Bronze Polarized, Dark Grey, Ruby, Emerald, Ice and Black Iridium Polarized
Since I discovered these I haven't stopped wearing them...for me they are the perfect fit and are snugger than the Gascan which is just too big and square for my face. My favorite colorway changes day to day but Rust is a nice frame color and for protection the Polarized Canteens do a great job.For those of us with small to medium heads all seemed lost with the 05/06 releases until the Five 3.0's and these came along. I'd love to see them offer a couple more Iridium choices down the road but for now I am broke and happy.
oogie -
Frame: Rust
Lens: VR28 Black

A fantastic evolution of the Gascan line. In my mind, the Canteen is more of an combination of the GC and Monsterdog than anything else. A great fit with unob earstems - fitting very similar to the GC, but the profile is lower. The jagged earstems and contoured lens orbitals (vs the flat orbitals of the GC) really make the Canteen a fantastic new style.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Rust
Lens: VR28 Black

The design of the Canteen is almost comparable to recent models of the Ford Mustang: an old-school look updated with current aesthetics. Commensurate with the family name (Square O), the lenses are rectangular in shape, yet accented by an angular perimeter. Unobtainium earsocks add comfort, and the Rust-colored frame of this rendition compliments the VR28 Black Iridium lenses perfectly. Final verdict: the Canteen is an excellent pair of shades for medium profiles, combining both aesthetics and comfort.
RangerK -
Frame: Rust
Lens: VR 28 Black Iridium

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

K
ItalianBarista -
Frame:
Lens:

I think the canteen's are a great glass if you feel the gascans are too big for your face. They come in a few nifty color combos. However, I'm not exactly that crazy about WARM GREY as a lens color! BLECK!
Icon208 -
Frame: All
Lens: All
Great size, for those of us still pissed off about how big the recent stuff has been, and thankfully Unobtanium is back, for those of us who aren't big on taping sunglasses to our heads. Interesting styling- definitely not going to be mistaken for any other style, except maybe a Five 3 from the front.

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

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

I'm holding my breath for Cool Grey, which will not only provide sharp contrast but also freshen your breath!
BronzeT -
Frame: Rust
Lens: Vr28 Black

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

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



american image -
Frame: matte black
Lens: warm grey

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

These are my new favorite pair of shades. They fit very well, with good grip around the temples (the unobtanium helps); are versatile enough to wear with just about everything (at least with the polished black frame); are absurdly light considering how big they are (yet don't feel cheap); and have some slick detailing to keep them from being too boring (like the fins on the sides and the way that the outside of the frame is more triangular while the lens is squarish). They strike a nice size balance, being smaller than the gascans, but bigger than the five 3.0's, so they will fit a range of faces of well. The only real knock is that they just don't come in enough colourways yet. hopefully these will take off and Oakley will come out with more versions. But if you like the colors that are available now and you're looking for a more fashion oriented pair of glasses, these should definitely be on your list.
337 -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Warm Grey

I hate to copy the last reviewer, but these are also my favorite pair of shades right now. I usually don't wear O-matter, but these fit my face really well. They do well on most small to medium faces, but the larger noggins will be better off with the Gascans, which is the style these were based off of (loosely, IMO).
LEX7 -
Frame:Rust
Lens:VR28 Black Iridium

I was a bit worried about these when i first say thr pic, i thought Oh no its basically a Five 3.0 but i am pleased to say i was wrong, these are a similar shape to the five 3.0 but are wider and more wrap around, they have great coverage for a reasonably small pair of glasses, ive got a big head but these fit great and dont look stupid on me.
the rust is fantastic and really the only choice if you only planning on getting one pair of canteens.
warwagon -
Frame:Rust
Lens: VR28
As soon as i saw these were coming out, i decided i was going to get them. after waiting 3 months for stock to arrive in Australia, I finally have them. My first impression was they look really small, but putting them on soon dispelled all of those thoughts. I find the fit very comfortable, sits well on my nose and doesn't slide and is wide enough for my temples. The unobtanium is a nice touch for the earstems, giving a little more grip. The Rust color was a nice break from all the blacks and greys i have. and the VR28 lens is just the best, my most favourite lens. I would recommend these to any body....even the ladies! My wife sported them and yes they work.
zev5740 -
Frame: Rust
Lens: VR28 Black

Lovin the style of these, kinda like a Five 3.0 and Gascan combined, its a nice smaller frame with XYZ optics. The rust is just a great new colorway. I hope to see more of it.
dirtjump_boy -
Frame:matte black
Lens: warm grey
very confortable,light,stylish and in the same time agressive like the design of the earstems and the anobtanium earsocks that provide a good grip on your head that makes them sport oriented.To bad that they don't come with more iridium options (darker one).Also the Canteen look good with clear RX lenses

jumpman73 -
Frame: Brown Smoke
Lens: Dark Bronze

First off, I really like the design and style of this frame. It is very edgy and unique. The brown smoke and dark bronze lens is an excellent combination. They look real good together. I was surprised at how well these fit me. I was a bit afraid that they would fit me like the Gascans, but these actually fit my big head pretty good. The frame is very light weight and very comfortable to wear. I really enjoy this modern style fashion statement.
BullyVW -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Grey

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

I'm sure I will be adding the Rust/V28 into the collection sometime.
chris the sweaty -
Frame: Shiny Black
Lens: Black

I bought a pair exactly a year ago this weekend, and they have been a dissapointment...I sweat alot, and according to the rep at the O store nearby, that is why my lenses are failing and peeling apart - they are full of small bubbles, streaks under the film, whole nine yards peeling apart lenses. The "gunmetal" over the O logo bubbled also and peeled off showing the shiny finish of the logo underneath. The frames are nice...Thats it though I guess. Make sure to wear your canteens indoors at the mall. Or else wash them everyday sweat gets on the lenses with a mild solution. Otherwise they will shit out on you. Back to my old bulletproof standby, Arnette Rages.
vindicator -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Warm Grey

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

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

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

Gas cans are too large for my face.
DoctorCrip -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Ruby Iridium
Icons: Polished Chrome

As much as I love my Polished Black/Black Iridium Polarized Gascan Smalls, whenever I would wear them for an extended period of time, the ear stems would severely irritate my ears. I figured it was most likely due to the lack of Unobtainium, because my Titanium Pewter/Titanium Iridium Square Wire 2.0 Spring Hinges never irritate my ears. So when I saw how similar the Canteen is to the Gascan Small, only with the Unobtainium on the ear stems, I decided to give it a try. After checking out the different colorway options for the Canteen, nothing really stood out or impressed me. I then decided to check out Oakley.com to see what kind of options I would have if I decided to go custom. That is when I discovered this incredibly slick combination and I just had to have them - and I couldn't be happier with my decision. They are extremely comfortable, sweet-looking and the Ruby lenses appear very Generation 1 Ruby. If I could give these a higher rating than 5 skulls, I most definitely would...oh, and the Polished Chrome Icons just add to their slickness.
B3 -
Frame: Brown Smoke
Lens: Dark Bronze

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

I love the smoke frame, which creates a brighter field of vision when wearing them. Also, the dark bronze lenses are darker than I expected, and almost look grey when someone has them on.
dmpaintballer09 -
Frame: Polished black
Lens: Grey

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

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

I was originally looking at buying a pair of polarized Gascans, but i tried them on and didn't like they way they sat on my face. The gap for your nose is a little too small and doesn't sit high enough (comfortably) on the bridge of my nose. I don't even have a very big nose. I saw on the website that the Canteen has a more squared off nose gap, and figured I would give them a try. I ended up ordering a custom pair because all the stores around my area didn't have a good selection of the polarized lenses. I originally wanted the crystal black frame, but since they don't make the canteen in crystal black, I settled for the brown smoke which I am very pleased with. The frame is more shiny and flashier (IMO) than the matte black and the polished black frames, yet the black iridium polarized lenses make the brown smoke color frame look more like a black/dark gray color. Overall, if you like the style of the Gascans, but they don't fit perfectly, give the Canteens a try, they are very similar with a little more edge and are dramatically more comfortable.
nalong86 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polorized

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

When I first saw it, I thought...ugh another plastic Oakley. But when I held it I was amazed at how solid it was. There was not even the slightest wiggle. When I put it on it held fast to my head without hurting. I used it for basketball and soccer and every time I was done I forget that I was wearing the shades! One more thing, the "warm grey" lenses seems to have a transitions effect -- it sorta gets darker in bright light and gets lighter in darker conditions -- this is just an observation that pleases me to the max! Comfortable, sturdy, and good protection from the sun.
Pat -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Warm Grey

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

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

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

Basically a more sporty version of the gascan. They are lighter, hold to your head better, and have a slightly better field of view than the gascan. Still, these are better for driving long distance than sports. They are very comfortable while not being too tight. My only gripe is that the styling gets boring after a while.
bradley -
Frame: polished white
Lens: black iridium
these shades are superior i love them i bought a pair when i was about 13 or 14 thay were my second pair[first pair was t-pain oil rigs which i loved]
Jon -
Frame: Brown Smoke
Lens: Dark Bronze

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

I've reviewed these earlier and noted that they did not fit Asian faces well what so ever. Well, since I could not return these, I took a bold move. I took some old Flak Jacket nose bombs, and used some double sided tape to see if they would work on the Canteens. Luckily, they fit very well with the curves on the nose piece. I then, and I do not suggest this, destroyed the value of these glasses by Super Gluing the Flak Jacket nose bombs into the frame. After all was said and done, I do not regret my decision. They actually look like they were manufactured that way, and the fit is perfect for me! I've had these for a few days and there hasn't been any issue with the nose bombs, but we will see...
I just wanted to share my story, although it probably is in everyones best interest not to super glue pieces to their frames. For me, it worked. Still, an amazing pair of shades regardless of the nose bombs!
b2r -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Light Grey Transition

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

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

Those were my first transitions lenses. I find the Light Grey a bit too light and it also is missing an Iridium coating for my liking. The transition seems to work ok, as I can use it in very low light as well as in sunlight. With very bright sunlight I find it not dark enough. And I never notice the glass changing, although that might mean that it is working very well. But it would be nice to notice, maybe just me beeing curious.
gaz1980 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Grey

I have a small head and fit ok but are a little loose but are wearable. The coverage is good for full framed sunglasses and they look cool on. The grey lens is poor in full sun. I don't know why this is a standard issue (SI) lens for military as if you're in Iraq or Afghanistan in full sun these are a bad choice for a lens. When you are driving into the sun and the sun is in front of you below your windscreen you have to squint and the glare is too much. Grey is ok for overcast days but if you're going to wear a lens in overcast i'd pick Bronze or Bronze Polarized as they look better when looking through them.
Ian -
These are a pair that I would not have noticed, had I not been implored to try them on. They have one of the better areas of coverage, falling somewhere between a Two-Face and a Fuel Cell, but with more wrap/base curve than either.

I'm surprised that they're called the Canteen, as they have neither the Square O nor the angular design that set the original Canteen apart from the rest. Instead, they have the ellipse icon, which would have placed them squarely in the sports category, rather than the lifestyle subset.

The earstems curve up and then down towards the ears, rather than the straight earstems most pieces have had recently. These stems seem to be a definite but subtle nod to the Topcoat. In fact, had these been called the New Topcoat, I would not have thought twice about the naming convention.

As an update to the Canteen, Twitch, or Topcoat, these are a very solid choice. The fit is similar, but the added base curve makes these a much more useable pair in most conditions.

I would not have looked twice at this pair while it was on the shelf, but after acquiring one, they have been the only pair that I've worn in the past four days that I've had them, even though much more "interesting" frames have been available.

Pick these up, try them on, and buy yourself a new pair of glasses that you won't be upset about wearing and abusing. I'm planning on picking up a couple more pairs, and they're so good that I wouldn't think twice about paying retail price at Sunglass Hut.

Dann -
Got this as a pre-release, and I'm pleasantly surprised. As one of the more standard releases, one sometimes forgets that Oakley just makes good sunglasses sometimes, and they don't have to be fancy or over the top. Fit is very comfortable and the tight wrap is much needed after many non-sports glasses started leaning more to the lifestyle side of things. Being an Icon marked pair rather than Square O, it fits into the every-day pair quite nicely. Lack of nose pieces is compensated by the earsocks which for the first time do not break before the tip of the ear stem. I wonder how replacing them will be, and if air flow might impede the process, but they are sturdy enough that I may think they should last quite a while before needing a change. As an improvement to a twitch or topcoat, I have been happy to call them my daily pair for the moment. At least until the Half Jackets call me back.
Iwan -
Very nice, goes well with every lens option and is suitable for every occasion. I like the fact that the frame isn't uniformly black but there are colour nuances which gives it more depth.
jumpman73 -
Carbon looks so cool. I like them better than the X-Metals. They are different and look so dark and bold. Every collection needs these.
Ed -
Love it! The glossy metallic black finish looks beautiful with the VR50 black lenses on my Finito Juliet. I wish they made Penny with this frame color.
dmc -
Carbon is awesome. Stick in some black iridium lenses and you have a classy-enough pair of shades to wear with a suit. Replace them with fire, and you have a stunning high-contrast lens/frame combination that turns heads everywhere. Just the right amount of matte, too.
Ed -
Versatile dark frame option that works quite well when paired with bright lenses and still looks good with more conservative tints as well.
sparra -
Very sleek and distincitve look from the Carbon O-luminum frames. I like the shine of the metal and the very cool look of the whole colour in general. Suitable for pretty much every occasion.
LEX7 -
this has to be the best X-metal frame colour. it is a metalic black that is slighlty glossy, looks totally badass with the ruby lens or if you wanna get the ichiro look like i have done put in the ice lens and the blue unobtanium.
fookin sweet.
addicted2o -
beautiful glossy black that makes blue, ruby, emerald lenses stand out more than usual
sparra -
These look really great, I prefer them to the Pewter finish, as it just looks that little bit special. For a cool and classy look, you can't do worse.
sparra -
My favourite finish of the X metals - glossy, looks really smart yet funky and works with most lens combinations - certainly would be my preference on any X metal.
Pander -
Carbon is really cool! It's very light yet very sturdy. In combination with black iridium it looks awesome. Looks real tight.
Iggy -
Very classy frame colour; smooth and sleeky. It doesn't stand out too much with Black Iridium, but is definitely an eye-catcher with other lens combinations.

I do wish they used this on more X-Metals though.
oogie -
Carbon really caught my eye with the release of the Romeo 2. I think it is a great alternative to the basic x-metal color, really eye-catching without beign flashy like polished or plasma.
BronzeT -
This turns out to be my favorite color.Looks really good with all lens color.But more so with Ruby,Fire,Ice,24k,and .......so on.

DANG IT!!! Forgot to put five stars again.
Rick -
The latest of X-Metal frame colors, the Carbon is a versatile and appealing frame choice. It can range from subdued when paired with a Black Iridium, or VR28 Black Iridium, to wild when paired with a Ruby, Fire, or 24K. It is an all-round workhorse and the finish is quite lustrous which really appeals to me. Despite the picture above, the Carbon Juliet frame was never available with Hammer Earstems. I just love the silky smooth appearance and feel of the Carbon frame.
drummer3 -
Carbon is nice looks nice with every lens option out there very classy yet with the right lense can look flashy.
DoctorCrip -
Some might say this particular frame color is too plain, but I like it a lot. I find that it compliments most lens colors very well in addition to going great with almost any color or style clothes you might be wearing.
SKULLZ -
Very nice color and metal. Oakley could have sold many more sunglasses to customers if they continued using this metal. It has a good weight to it, and I definitely would have bought another pair of Oakleys with this frame material and color. It is a less expensive choice than any of the X-Metal frames, though the X-Metal is very good.

If Oakley ever comes out with another pair of shades with these options, I will definitely buy them.
Matt SG -
I found my own in the Juliet through this frame color. I never really did like the Juliet; basically it’s your Oakley that every guy on the street wishes he had (or already has). When you keep seeing one too many Juliets on the street, it kinda turns you off, no matter how desirable they’re supposed to be. Well that was only until I found out about the Carbon frame option till recently.

All other louder frames shades: Polished (which I find the most annoying) looks too old school mid-‘90s (the Juliet has been around for quite sometime mind you), x-metal (ok, but nah), plasma (not my cuppa tea), which were more commonplace didn't cut it for me. Until I stumbled upon this frame choice and was amazed by how different it looked, and how it complemented all my favorite lenses.

As a rule of thumb, this frame option goes best with extreme lens colors (which I prefer), at either end of the spectrum (e.g.: black, um that's about it for dark colors, and for extremely bright colors, Fire, Ruby, 24k, +ve Red and Ice (older more mirrored versions). I don't think it does very well with in-the-middle contrast lens shades like the VR or G20/30 range, or even emerald, which actually looks more silverish green than outright green (vs G26, or hyper green from other non-OEMs).

I already have polarized Fire Iridium lenses in my first Carbon Juliets (w/ serial). I'm going to get myself a 2nd pair for work (with black iridium polarized lenses), cos it can go well with anything and at end of the day, it's basically a color that I would want to wear.
The Dealer -
A pointless color option that destroys the lines of the Juliet/Romeo 2.0 under 90% of the lighting conditions. All you have is a black frame that becomes indistiguishable from any other cheaper frame that has been produced in the last decade. Sure, any lens color can virtually go with them, but then the focus is taken from the frame and placed to the lenses themselves - which could be achieved on any pair of Oakley's, metal or not - at a fraction of the cost. I have a pair that came with a car I bought, and I have a pair of Carbon Romeo 2.0's - both relegated to display purposes only. Out of the 20 Juliets I own, Carbon is the least worn, least attractive, and will be worth the least (from a Collectors standpoint) in years to come since there are a dozen different variants of color that are more appealing.
ucdavisboy -
Every X Metal frame has its place and its combo that helps it shine and Carbon is no different.

This color is the perfect combo of Matte mixed with Polished Black and when combined with most brighter lens options (Ice, Fire, Ruby) it not only helps the lens color POP, but provides the contrast needed to help the glass jump out at people while on the face. I was thinking Oakley might have been phasing it out when the Juliet line was pared down to this frame only on the Ducati edition, but they have since issued it in the X Squared with the Black Iridium and the OO polarized lenses. Good....its one of the company's best frame colors
Ian -
I love this color. I love the Hatchet. My only regret is buying them before trying them on.
thisguy -
Frame: Ferrari Polished red
Lens: Ruby Iridium Polarized

This frame is very light weight and thin. The carbon fiber looks great being polished. The red accents go very well with the black. They can take a little bit of time to adjust the nose pieces so they fit right on your face. The ruby lenses are nice to look through and the added polarization is nice. A downside to this frame is not having replacement parts available. If something breaks (I have heard about lenses breaking away from the frame) you have to send them in to Oakley.
jumpman73 -
This is an awesome unique colorway. The half jackets in this colorway look very nice and unique. Just gotta get the hood to match the frames now.
dan-E -
Carbon fiber patterns are cool... if they're actually carbon fiber.
american image -
carbon fiber / titanium is a stylish , very oakley image-like frame & lens color. Titanium lens is probably one of the best lenstints available
all in all a "must have"combination
Pez -
This is one of those rare times when I think "What the heck was Oakley thinking???" They use exotic metals, titanium alloys, magnesium, aluminum alloys, etc. One of the coolest things I can possibily imagine that Oakley hasn't already done is a Carbon Fiber frame.

What do they do instead? Faux Carbon Fiber??? Come on!! It looks ok I guess, but if you own anything that is really carbon fiber you know how hoaky this colorway really is. Come on Oakley! We all know you can do better than this!

Though it hurts me to do so I must give this color 1 star. No FAUX!!!!
BrianJ1888 -
Not the best looking faux carbon. Reminds me of really bad kits used in a car.
oogie -
Bringing back a classic of old carbon frames on the zero family. Oakley also started using the carbon fiber on the half jacket. I tink the style looks fantastic for eyewear. Something that is very detailed and great to look at ... but pretty subdued for those that don't want to stand out too much.
Dann -
It's okay, but really just a print on a frame. The carbon fiber on the Time Bomb however is real, and looks very nice.
banarno -
I have always quite liked the carbon fiber look,they used it on a lot of designs,and it must of sold quite well, so a popular choice for many.
TERRORISM -
There's a sort of ambivalence I feel about this frame color. While it has a certain level of visual appeal, it somehow doesn't properly display the carbon fiber pattern. Perhaps - as other reviews have stated - it's the fact that the carbon fiber in this colorway isn't "real". Nonetheless, the frame does have its merits when paired with appropriate lenses.
Combustion Jacket -
Color: Black and Concrete

This is one of my best FZ Fleece. Perfect Material nice fit. What can I say....buy it or die it. Trust me !!
Oak -
Colourway: All black Ferrari Prototype and MotoGP

I love the Carbon Prime. Very light/supple and the shape fits my noggin perfectly. I am intrigued by the piston spring hinge (though I'm not sure about the long term durability of them) and am hopeful for even more complicated hinges in the future. The carbon injected O Matter has a great texture and aesthetic to it, and the real CF earstems adds a great feel to the model. I especially appreciate the ability to adjust the nosepieces.
cacatman -
In terms of "wearability", they have a "feel" like a carbon blade, albeit slightly heavier. It's probably more like a carbon shift, but I've never owned a pair, so I don't know. Lens coverage is like a Badman, but frame feels "flatter" as opposed to excessively curved like the Badman.

I'm pretty sure the "shock" absorber is going to stuff up sooner than any of us would like. It looks good, but I doubt this mechanism will last the distance.

I think it's slack of Luxottica to reuse the tube and box thing for such an allegedly "unique" pair.

Having said that, I think overall, if you compare it to the slightly cheaper (at least when talking RRP) Ferrari Badman or Madman (and definitely the most numerous alleged "1,000" Rust Decay Bread boxes/Fuel Cells), I think it's likely the best piece of kit to come out of Luxottica in a long time.

You decide. I paid $819 AUD (USD$640) shipped.
Valkie 2 -
Matte Black - Prizm Daily Polarized

Got these today and I'm very impressed. Very light and comfortable with good coverage. Will definitely go into the daily wearer rotation

Giving them four skulls due to the lack of nosebombs
sparra -
They look great from afar, though the quality isn't there so much when you get closer. The printing in the lower half splits easily when stretched, so after a while, that super cool rash guard isn't going to look so great. However, another great design, especially with a pair of Carbonation boardshorts!!
o-xide -
Color: Black
Amazing idea carbonation of little Oakley icons in a form a big Oakley icon.
Dann -
Color: Black

Great Long Sleeve T, with the quality you'd expect. The 'O' pattern is a nice touch and another great design from Oakley.
Rick -
From the pics Dann posted of his EJ with this frame and the Vr50 lenses, I'd say it's a nice frame. Cant say it rocks my world, but I have been debating getting one so it obviously appealed to me. Too bad I won't be coming across any in the shops since it's discontinued ages ago.
Dann -
Caramel comes in two flavors, the crystal option seen on the Rx above and also in an M Frame which is a solid/glitter frame and very orange.
LEX7 -
This frame colour is boring, i would say it looks like a dark pumpkin orange with sparkly bits that can only really be seen when holding the glasses in bright light.
o-static -
looks nicer on the EJ. in person. haven't wore it in a long time.. good material for the age of the sunglasses. is in A condition.
TERRORISM -
Carmel is one of those frame options that you have to see in person to truly appreciate. After recently acquiring a Carmel New M Frame, I can honestly say that this color holds a special place in my collection. Although only a select few lens hues match well with this metallic orange frame, Gold Iridium looks fantastic.
o-xide -
finally got one! not as nice as pictured but still very nice. Real test comes when rainy season starts. Comes with 2 diff colored laces which is nice. I just like the industrial look and the 2 year waterproof warranty
billo -
Got a set of these thru Zappos.com. Black/black with silver metal hardware - not advertised on Oakley.com - check out the other colors. These have a real Nine inch Nails look and feel, and I've been using them mainly for cold weather motorcycle rides. The're pretty badass. They do pay homage to the Nail family. I'm not using the case during rides, but I am sure I will find a good use for it.
Tick -
Sheet Metal/Aurora
Really nice boot. Warm but has roomy fit so you could comfortably put thicker socks on too. The pocket on the outside is a nice detail but pretty much useless
Dann -
Color: Sheet Metal/Red

So these arrived yesterday, and I do like them. They're nothing like the SI Boot, but that doesn't make them bad. The SI's were more of a sneaker-boot, these are more like standard boots.

They lace up using these big metal loops, which gives it an OTT flare, if you're into that sort of thing. The nice thing about the big loops, is the ability to pull on the top and evenly tighten the whole boot. No more tightening one row, then moving to the next etc... and then back again to loosen them.

After you tighten them, the laced wrap around the back, and then cross over these hooks much like an ice skate. In fact they doo feel like an ice skate when you put them on.

I expected them when I saw it for the first time, to be stiff an hot. It ended up being neither. It feel secure, but is comfortable when wearing. It also is supposedly water resistant, yet breathable somehow (3rd party technology). They never feel too stuffy to wear, and I'm really impressed.

One funny thing, is when you take them off, your feet feel like they have pads on the bottom. I guess the boot fits your feet better then you feet fit the floor.

The soles are nice and study. Reminds me of the Nail, and gives you a great grip on the ground. No twisted ankles with this piece. It also has the look of the Teeth, which is a plus. Too bad they didn't color the teeth parts red though.

One shoe also has a case on the side (guess that's where casing came from). It easily fits a cellphone, but when I take mine out, it either answers the phone, because it rubs on the button, or it starts dialing someone. Best to have a small phone, but it works either way. Guess your best bet is to buy a RAZRWire.
bong -
Color: Black

how cool and badass do these boots look? i love the over-the-top look of these boots; the big metal eyelets, the "Oakley" stitched side straps, the teethy soles, and of course the detachable case on the side of the boots. they're quite comfortable too, lots of padding and thick soles, but of course less flex when compared with the SI Assault Boots. being completely waterproof, i expected them to be really hot, but my feel stayed surprisingly warm and comfortable and not stuffy at all. i originally wanted a pair in Sheetmetal/Aurora but my O-Store didn't have it in my size, so i settled for the Black ones... still very cool.
Evilunknown1 -
Color: Sheet Metal/ Aurora


Amazing boot. very comfortable, very breathable ( even here in the hot Florida sun) The look is unique and draws much attention. I've never had a boot that was so comfortable and sturdy at the same time. The case that comes with it can easily hold a small firearm or a knife! I love these, time for the black ones now!
Quiddian -
This is one of the finest sets of footgear I've ever owned. I'd give it a 5 but for it's lack of availability. While their flying off the shelves was a sure sign of how great they were, the fact I couldn't get a black set in my size (10.5) makes them useless to me. I did manage to get a set with the help of an O-Store manager, however they were a full size too big and didn't really work. I would be grateful for anyone's assistance in helping me find a set of these. Quiddian@gmail.com
billo88 -
I got these in Black - the 8 inch ones, and they are indeed the best winter boots you could ask for. I could almost use them on the snowboard. The case that attatches to the side is unique, but its serves me better to use it as an additional phone/ ipod case on my AP pack. Otherwise, a great looking and WARM pair of boots. For extreme outdoor cold use only, though. Trying to wear these as a fashion statement will only result in very uncomfortably warm feet.
Xtremehardy388 -
I had really high expectations from these boots, after all of these reviews. I have to admit, they're great boots with great tread for off road terrain. The problem with the boots is, while they do keep my feet warm, usually, I thought they would always be warm. I'm not in below zero weather with these and my feet are still cold, sometimes. What's worse is that I'm usually wearing wool hiking socks, too. The boots are very waterproof, which is good. I got my girlfriend a pair, also and she thinks they're great at keeping her feet warm. Maybe I'm weird. These boots aren't terrible, by any means, but, they left me a little disappointed.
wymore -
This isn't a review but a tip for Xtremehardy388. I apologize for posting it here but didn't know how else to contact him. The problem with your feet not staying warm may be a result of you lacing the boots too tightly. Some people think that tightness will help keep the warmth in, but if your boots are too tight, it will restrict blood flow to your feet, and that blood flow is what carries warmth from your body's core. Hope that helps.
Toniclonic -
These are built for snow. The insulation in these is outstanding, while still allowing them to be breathable. The waterproofing I can't say enough about. Its almost like water just disappears when it hits the boots. They do feel a lot like hockey skates once they are laced up because they really secure ankle movement. So really I wouldn't wear these as a casual shoe just because they tend to be on the heavy side, and like I said they take away ankle movement.
donito -
Bought one in an Oakley clearance sale.
The sole melted after only a day of work in the office.

Worst, the rubber front slipped-off after a 2 day trek during a minor climb.

Made me think I should only patronize Oakley for their sunglasses.. never for shoes...
DoctorCrip -
I love these older catalogs. The newer ones are great as well, but the older ones just seem to be more artistically done.
The Game -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

This is an updated Garage Rock in my book, but better, much better! I love the addition of unobtainium earsocks and icon which I think might be interchangeable down the road. The lines of the frame are much cleaner than the GR as well, gone are the rounded corners, replaced by straighter lines on the frame and legs. I'll be getting many more pairs of these.
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Benjie -
This does look proiimsng. I'll keep coming back for more.
kingphilbert -
Color:

This was an awesome addition. It's actually made with CD Project interior sleeves. Heavy rubber construction and the metal "O" is great. Holds 36 discs. I took the sleeves out of mine, bought some foam and converted it into a case for my MP3 player and cables. Worth it for the Oakley fan.
o-xide -
Color: Black
Nice look with a huge icon. made of some PVC plastic and will melt under heat. Definely a must for a collector
ball5out -
black in color with a big O icon. Holds all my discs organized in one place(inside my glove box) when people open my glove box to get CDs, and they see my CD case, they always say Im an Oakley fanatic lol!
Ed -
One word for this case: Fantastic! Leave it to Oakley to take something mundane like a CD case and make it cool. The heavy-duty vinyl exterior is molded in a "Vault" pattern and has a tremendous metal icon. No doubt who made this case.

The disc sleeves are mounted on rings (like a binder), so they open up better and hold more than other sleeves that are bundled together. I also feel that this case truly holds the full capacity of CD's unlike other cases that barely zip closed when all the sleeves are full.
O-bandit -
color: black

it´s great to have! i store my CD´s for the car in these and it perfect. the material is easy to clean and the icon is big enough :o) to see where it come from...
you make with that a statement.

O-fanatic!!!
TekDragon -
I really like this, but it's a bit bulky and a little bigger than I thought, but still cool.
DisturbedEarth -
Color: very cool...yet another oakley thing to pointlessly posess - have two in the truck - cool design
oogie -
Color: Black

First the kevlar portfolios ... then the leather wallets and PDA case ... now a CD case. Throw a freakin huge icon on the cover and you simply have a winner. Best darn CD case in existence.
fin7 -
Metal icon on the front, solid design.
Not sure how hard wearing the CD sleeves would prove to be.
Had to get one before these go OOP and go silly ebay prices
gmt -
Color: I like this poster....size 27x40 perfect for a oakleyfreme but I don´t have one....how sad!
Ed -
Color: Black

Pretty much the same as most cell phone cases of this type (of course the O icon makes it unique). The belt loop on the back has a snap closure that can come undone when getting in/out of a car, so make sure you don't lose your phone. It would be nice if the swivel clip was removable so it is not in the way when not in use.
kingphilbert -
Color:

This came with my Sandbag and is great. I don't really move it from bag to bag though, or even take it off. It seems to fit all Nokia phones, but I can't see it fitting any flip phones (Motorola). Siemens, Sony/Ericson should work. It was a spandex side wall so it stretches to fit your phone.
Wilson -
Color: Black
This comes standard with the Sandbag, but it also fits the Icon backpack (shoulder straps). It has a swivel clip on the top and a nylon belt loop w/snap closure for attaching it to other bags or packs. The case is held closed by Velcro and the top has cut-off on both sides to accommodate phones with external antennas. The spandex on both sides of the case allow even larger phones to fit (Nextel)
american image -
this is an item that doesn't do it for me , modern day phones have so much to it , that putting it in such case and hang it on your belt looks stupid ( goes for ALL brands )
x-metalman -
Color: Black
The phone case is cool for any Oakley freak, but other than that, it's pretty much just a cell phone case.
O-bandit -
color: black

i got these with my sandbag and the only problem what i see is that my pda dont fit....
okay this cell phone case is from Oakley and that´s why a must for any collector!
otherwise is the normal case from nokia or motorola is better because the get actually the individual fit for each phone.
Meat445 -
Color: Red
A Simple design case that I have a large flip phone for very nice can clip or strap on your belt and very easy to access.
O-TasMiC -
Color: Black

Yea, its a cell phone case. It is big enough to accomodate my giant Nokia 6600, and has two ways to connect it to whatever you want to connect it too. The Metal O icon on the flap stands out from a good distance. Its a good case, but it is just a standard cell phone case.
o-xide -
The ability to carry bigger size phone makes this a plus. It comes in colors too. The simplicity of the design with a stand out O icon makes it special
losepia -
I have to agree with everything posted....holds the phone, but it is still a phone case
DisturbedEarth -
Color: yellow

Have it but....we all have flip phones - wish they would make a flip phone case - would be very cool!
DisturbedEarth -
Color: yellow

Have it but....we all have flip phones - wish they would make a flip phone case - would be very cool!
oogie -
Color: Black

It's Oakley ... it's a cell phone case. You should have one. In fact, you should just buy the Sandbag and get one with the backpack instead of having to buy the cell phone case seperately.
siberyan -
They have nothing in special than any other case. The only reason that I bought them were the "O" symbol in the front, but I am regret for that.
For this super high price, it should have something different. Don't worths the price.
o-static -
all colors, nice big enough to carry almost any phone
TSIcon8 -
It's a cell phone case. A little big for modern phones but it's cool.
Farlius -
Color: Red

This case shows haw different cell phones have become in such a short time. I used to use this one, it came with my Sandbag, on the Sandbag strap for my old flip motorola. Fast forward 7 years and my Blackberry doesn't quite fit as well as I'd like. It was helpful when the technology permitted and now I use it for other smaller items.
warwagon -
Saw them..Bought Them...Extremely happy with Them! They are really comfortable and the leather is extremley soft. Perfect casual shoe, that can be dressed up or Down.
cferr -
these are very comfy. i have had oakley shoes in the past but i really did not like the huge design, but these look and feel awesome. they can be worn with just about anything.
oogie -
A great new look to Oakley's shoe lineup. Similar design borrowing from the silk, with the camo and ballistic/stiched materials. A great looking shoe, no doubt!
Ed -
The unique sole of this shoe caught my attention. It is very thin and wide, and also lightweight. I particularly like the pattern of O icons scattered about. These look a bit like bowling shoes, but they are very comfortable. The combination of leather and cloth works well, as do the metal eyelets and icon. The printed sockliner is cool, too.
The Game -
Color: Black and Night Camo

Found these really cheap at a vault. They are great looking casuals shoes but they didn't last very long. The soles wore out very quickly and the grip wasn't very good either.
oaklitaly -
Frame:titanium
Lens: clear
elegant and very light, but not a great feeling
luv2bike -
Frame: Titanium Midnight
Lens:Clear

Awesome RX frames! Very light and comfortable for long wear times.
Check out Ebay for these...one can snag some great deals. I forgot to add the 5 flying skulls so this will have to do *****
OakleyCrazed -
Frame: Titanium light/Clear
Lens:

Well... i have always wanted to get a piar of oakley prescription... and surely this pair of chain has definitely never disappointed me... it is sleek looking, fits well on my face, and most of all, comfortable... i reckon it should very durable as well considering it is made of titanium... the 'o' logos on both sides of the temple also serves as a springe hinge mechanism, and it subtlely tells casual on lookers that it is without a doubt a pair of oakley.. i definitely would like to thank my GF for the present..
ichibandidisan -
Frame: Ti Dk Bronze
Lens: Prescription Anti-Glare

This was the pair that started my Oakley craze some years back. The Unobtanium grip pads won me over right away, especially for someone with oily skin. Holds well for almost everything I've done, from kayaking to tennis to jogging and, of course, everyday stuff. Super comfortable.
Warren -
Frame: Excellent design and superior build quality. Wrap around design is a little different than conventional glasses, but is quite confortable. May take some adjustment period.

Lens: Best optical quality on the planet. Lenses seem REALLY thick (3+mm) compared to my other glasses with polycarbonate frames.

Definitely make a statement!
rolyatnerrad -
Color: Red
Good boot for the snow, nice deep grips, the laces are good to, like intestines, they're ridged so they lock together.
The toe crease can dig into the foot, but not too bad.
They look sweet from the side, but from the top, look like club foot gimp shoes, but they're Oakley, so that's ok...
The Game -
Frame: Black Ink
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

At first I thought they just slapped sunglass lenses into crosslink frame and I wasn't impressed, but that was until I tried them on. These fit great, the unobtainium really does it's job and make it the best reason to get these. I've noticed lately that I've been purchasing a lot of lifestyle frames that obliviously have no unobtainium and the models with it are true sports frames that I don't like wearing casually. So to get a lifestyle frame with unobtainium is a huge plus for me. My only complaint is that the blank ink and polished black frames look too similar and the only way you can tell the difference between the two is that the black ink comes with the chrome icon and the polished black comes with the silver icon
jumpman73 -
Sweet colorway. These are one of those very cool and unique Oakley color options. Its a little feminine but the uniqueness is unbeatable.
american image -
this is a typical girl colour , my wife and daughter love these in their eyejacket and fives. i think not too much of this colour
TERRORISM -
The cheetah pattern gives collectors a very distinctive alternative to many of the other standard (or "solid") frame colors. With a design that is both intricate and detailed, the frame definitely commands attention. Unfortunately, however, it appears to be more of a feminine colorway/pattern, so many collectors may be turned away by its uniqueness.
O-TasMiC -
I like it but its way to girly to wear. The pattern is very nicely done and looks good with gold iridium, and would also look good with black iridium.
LEX7 -
Love this.
its only available on a few oakley frames (3)
looks especially good ont he Four S.
I have it on the eye jackets and it looks great. on the eye jackets it is not glossy at all but i beleive on the fates and the Four S that it is a more glossy finish.
im a big fan of all the animal print frames that oakley do.
Rick -
The Chettah frame seems to appeal to those collectors and fans who lean towards the more extreme and classic of colorways. Oakley went through a phase where the wilder was the better and this frame is proof of this fact. I am not a fan of this frame scheme simply because it is silly and extremely dated. But, had I fell in love with Oakley at this point in their history there's no doubt I'd feel differently.
o-xide -
This is one of the nicer designs. Industrial looking plate. I love it!
PeaceDivision -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Clear

By far the best pair of RX frames I have ever owned. Extremely light and a very nice fit on my medium - large face. Even though the frames are pretty low profile I don't have any issues with peripheral vision.
acrepeanimal -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Clear

My first pair of prescription glasses ever, and I'm incredibly pleased. They fit my largish face very well, and are extremely light, so much so that I barely notice they're on when I'm wearing them. Not to mention that they look awesome as well.
CC -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Clear

The best pair of glasses I have ever owned. They fit perfectly, and they have a nice sharp like style.
Marc Castillo -
Frame: Chisel 4.0
Lens: light Blue

The most confortable RX frames you can get and they are all made of X METAL! They are really light and they fit like a glove. My best RX frame by far.
MLRTYME -
Color: Brown

I have had my Chop Saw shoes for over 4 months now and they still feel incredible. I like that wide sole which provides great feel when hiking. Great traction from rocks to soft-pack dirt. They do get dirty rather quickly, but if you keep them clean with a quality suede cleaner, you will find that they clean up rather nicely.

I recommend them highly for the outdoors. However, I would choose a darker color for daily wear.
JL -
Color: Grey

I found these shoes a tad too heavy even though they were designed for hiking they still didn't grip on terrain as well as they should of. A nice fit but if you don't put them on properly you'll find the tounge digging into your foot! not a nice feel. I bought these shoes because I liked the grey suide design and the soles were quite unique with all the small grooves eminating from the sides.
rolyatnerrad -
Color: Blue/Grey
I wore mine a couple of times for rock climbing and abseiling, they were fine, and more comfortable than I thought they would be. I wore them for the hike there and back too. Alot of the earlier shoes are pretty tough leather, so when they crease, they can dig into your foot, but these seemed ok
rocky2log -
color: black

need more cushioning.....the shoe apearance looks like they came from hell.....if u want to get attention...always wear them
elf -
color:black
Great shoes! People comment on them often. The leather on mine is a little tough, and dug my foot at first but they get softer and better with wear. Not too good in wet weather as the arch vents let in water. The laces are a work of art though. They're "ribbed" and DO NOT COME UNTIED unless you pull on them! Leave it to Oakley to improve on a simple design! The soles were slippery at first but also get much better with wear and can be hard to clean off.
zeroshiki -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Clear

Had the chance to try these on when i went to a well known local optic store to fix the nosepiece sitting for my square wire sunglasses. then i tried many kind of Oakley's Rx frames, and Chop Top was the last one.

it fits really nicely on me with the 2.0 size, bigger face might try 4.0 or 6.0. the material is titanium, very lightweight and durable, the design is quite simple but still look oakley to it. the whole finish however, stands out with the highest quality build amongst other Rx frames(IMHO).
about the design, i like it especially on the hinges, where there are flat areas you so you can grab the hinges easily with your fingers, and look really cool too from the upper/lower front. this can also be found in the straight line frames, but they aren't titanium, thus heavier and won't be as comfortable in prolonged wear.

for you who's looking for an oakley prescription frame with actual frames on it(not those rimless/frameless ones like titanium O3), i highly recommend you to (at least)check out these chop top. also, the optician told me it's a 2004 model.

it's quite pricey for around US$265 here, and retails at $240 in the US(found one on ebay that goes for $200). but these chop tops have those xmetal-like quality(when you see em, you'll know what i mean). since my -100/-150 eyes are too low for contacts, i'm planning to get one of these from US later on december(a friend coming back), probably off ebay.
Nazgul -
Frame: Titanium Pewter
Lens: Clear

Just bought a Chop Top 2.0 from a local Optical store in the Philippines. They say it's the latest model in stock (nov 2004). Anyway, i didn't care cuz it looked and feel really good on me (i have a small asian face) compared to the ther RX frames like Straight Line and Box Spring.

Titanium cost a lot more than the non-titanium frames. If you want a comfortable frame then i recommend the titanium. They are amazingly comfortable. Plus the spring hinges are nice.

Price here is around 256$ us frame only. Generic Polycarbonate clear lens they made for me is around 45$ us.

Style wise i find it a bit on the conservative side. When the frame is viewed from the side it looks quite thin and not too exciting. Looks cool when viewed from above. The photo here and from the website don't do it justice.

Id give it 5 stars it it wasn't so Expensive:)
warwagon -
Frame: Titanium Polished Brown/Clear
Lens: Clear
I had wanted RX frames for ages and when the time came, I was first looking at the Offline but one I tried on the Choptops i was hooked. They Suit my face and are light- thankyou titanium. The polished brown makes up look classy and the spring loaded hinges a perfect fit. Overall an Rx frame well worth consideration.
retails at $345 Australian.
addicted2o -
Frame: pewter
Lens: clear
the moment i saw this on the oakley site i had to buy it...the 2.0 fits my face perfectly...although they are a bit pricey the titanium justifies it...incredibly light and comfortable...i wonder if these are the x metals of RX? hehe the ear stems are a little similar to penny...and the spring hinge just makes it even better
fullback -
Frame: Titanium Pewter
Lens: Non-Oakley Rx

The 2.0 definitely suits smaller faces. I tried 4.0 and the 6.0 and it just made me look bug-eyed. The lenses are on a slight up-swept angle, giving the wearer an aggressive / sporty look. The lines are very clean as with the other Chop Tops and the silver icons on the side just makes these glasses stand-out even more. I like having the spring-hinges (I have a pair of non-spring hinge Square Wire 2.0 and it hurts after about 3 hours). The flattened hammer-like ear stems are a great touch because that's where I usually hold the glasses when putting them on or taking them off. I did not get Oakley Rx lenses because it would have cost a fortune. Rather, I got normal lenses for $95 Canadian and they seem fine. However, there are small imperfections where the lenses meet the frame if I look closely. The cost is a bit steep but its worth it for the frame material and quality of construction. Everything is solid and feels industructible. Other non-Oakley glasses I have feel like I could snap them in half. Nothing rattles, nothing is loose. I give the Chop Top 2.0 a 5 because it looks great and most important, for its clean lines. Simple, elegant, aggressive.
greekzilla -
Frame: Chop Top 4.0 Olive Chrome
Lens: Clear Rx A/R

This is my first pair of Oakley Rx glasses. This fits larger round faces extremely well. The frames definitely stand out. They are not your traditional frame. I like the spring hinge feature but I had my original pair replaced under warranty since the spring hinge "locked up" and would not function. Oakley customer service is first rate.
Mr. Parker -
Frame: Chop Top 6.0
Lens: Crisal coated, anti scratch coating

I like the fit and feel of oakley Rx. I have to say that these are definetly some of the toughest frames I have had the pleasure of owning and losing. This is probably my fith pair of so I have had other models but do not remember exactly which ones. I know I have had one of the titanium series, second chop top, and a frame and that is all the I remember but I do really like oakley Rx all though I like Persol sunglasses much better that oakleys.
x-metalman -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Clear
I have these and I wear them everyday. I like the frame style and weight. Glad I bought them. Way better than my Off Line 4.0's.
trego33 -
Frame: Chop Top 6.0
Lens: Generic Anti glare

Good frames lightweight and easy to wear - resilient too - I slept on them the first night I got them and nothing happened to them - which means they can survive 150 pounds of bodyweight easy - however the design is too plain and nobody has ever complimented me or said Whoa those are cool glasses - its just like wearing some ordinary crap except that this pair costs like 250 dollars because of the titanium.I'd give it a 2 - they definitely need to do better in terms of RX design - add some designer flair to the RX range also
bong -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: RX Clear with AR coating

very light and comfortable frames. i love the high contrast of the O icon on the temples and the matte black finish. the orbitals are very square looking, and the earstems are nicely sculpted with a flat surface for an easy grip when taking them off or putting them on. very cool looking RX frames.
ford -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: not Oakelys, just precription clear lenses with Teflon coating

Well, considering it was 'Chop Top 6.0' that I was looking for information on, and that I typed it into google and found this website, I find it somewhat cathartic that I am now writing my review on the Chop Top 6.0, so that if you are looking at buying these frames, I hope this helps you decide.

Most Oakley prescrition frames didn't fit my face, or I didn't like the style. Once I saw the picture for these on the Oakley website, I knew they would be the ones that would suit me. I scoured the net for prices and reviews (and through it all I found this site) but there were no reviews or info here on them.

I bided my time on eBay and got the Matte Black pair for $140 US (I would have preferred the Black Ice, but for the price I'm not complaining.) I actually bought these frames sight unseen and had no idea if they would suit me. Luckily, they do.

The frames are strong, made out of titanium (which Oakley calls 'X Metal' and is made out of the same titanium alloy as the Julet et al), and the design is subtle yet brilliant.

The orbitals are long and rectangular. I looked at the difference between 2.0, 4.0 and 6.0 and if you want to know the differences, they can be found on the orbitals. The 2.0s have very small rounded orbitals and the 6.0s are very straight and rectangular. The 4.0s are somewhere in the middle.

The temples have very small 'O' icons, which look extremley awesome. It lets people know you are rocking the Oakley even when you're watching a movie or reading a book, but it doesn't scream it out. Like I said, subtle yet brilliant.

The coolest design on the Chop Tops is the ear stems. (They have a spring hinge at the temples, something I am not extremely fond of, but it may work to my advantage. We'll see.)

The ear stems, when viewed from the side parallel to the ground look like normal earstems. But at any other angle, you can see the way the kind of jut out, exactly like the earstem design on X-metal Penny. This is what differntiates these frames from any other Oakley prescripts, and any other companies frames on the market.

If you are like me and evolution has left you behind, at least deal with it by wearing the coolest frames on the planet.


bong -
Chrome looks great, really flashy and glistens in the sun. i'm not sure if Chrome is exclusive on the Big Square Wire (not counting Black Chrome or Dark Chrome) but Oakley ought to make more combinations with Chrome. for some reason Oakley doesn't offer a Chrome Big Square Wire with Black Iridium lenses, but i modified a pair of my own and they look great.
Rick -
The chrome frame is available on a large array of wires, and for good reason. It looks great and goes with every lens color under the sun. I have owned this frame for years and been very pleased with the way it wears and looks as well.
jumpman73 -
I love the Chrome frame. It looks very sharp especially outdoors. I have these on some Big Square Wires with Ti Clear lenses and the combination looks great. I'm not too big of a fan of them in other color iridiums like blue or fire. I think these look best in the monochrome looking colors.
C6driver -
For those who like neutral tints that don't distort color perception, this is the ULTIMATE iridium lens. Unlike Titanium with its bronze base tint, the grey base of Chrome Iridium doesn't make the world look hazy. Plus they're even more mirrored than Titanium. Colors come through as true as possible through sunglasses. The only real downside to this is that you don't get any additional contrast enhancement. The 12% light transmission is adequate in all but the brightest of bright conditions when you might want the darker Black Iridium. But because it's a little lighter, it works in a wider variety of conditions, even overcast (though if it's overcast, you may want the contrast of a Bronze or VR28 lens).
Toniclonic -
I bought these in the frost blue oil rigs and had to return them the next day. Like everybody has already said this lens is very cool to look at, but it definitely has its downside. The lens almost appears to make things hazy or cloudy and I would find myself squinting to see. It just seems that the Iridium coating on them is almost too powerful to allow even lightflow.
anonymous -
RE:Toniclonic. It isnt the iridium coating that does that, but the mixture of chrome and iridium. I have the pair you mentioned and also the origional Clear/Chrome Iridium Oil Rigs (1st generation). Over the years of owning this lense, ive had that happen several times and it is always because the lense either fogs up in a spot for some reason if it is really cold outside or because the lense have some dust or oily resudue on them. In order to be able to see immaculately out of that lense, it has to be perfectly clean and kept up. I clean that specific lense about once a week and I baby it.
DoctorCrip -
Although it is nothing special to look through, looking at Chrome Iridium is quite nice. It is almost like staring into a mirror due to its high reflectivity. Those who look at you while wearing a frame with this lens in it will certainly have a hard time seeing your eyes. Surprisingly though, this lens is usable in most light conditions making it a very versatile lens option. I highly recommend it and I look forward to the day when it is available in more styles.
jjkrause1 -
Simply put, the mirror on these lenses is amazing!
I'd rate them a 5 but they're a lot more exciting to look AT than to look THROUGH. I know I'm comparing apples to oranges but I find myself constantly switching back to my VR-28 Black Iridium Polarized lenses, especially when driving. I'm biased toward polarization, so don't take my word for it. I'm sure these are perfectly fine.
slickman777 -
Great lens to look at. Like a silver version of 24k. Light enough to wear at a decently lit club, or shift them up on your head to keep the "look at me factor". Basically a look getter, not really a performance lens.
ShadyOak -
This is a super cool looking lens that has the best mirror effect I've ever seen. They are a total rock star color that gets a lot of attention, which I like. The base tint is a very nice medium that is great for Seattle weather. Dark enough for all but the brightest days, but light enough for overcast. In other words, perfect for up here. The lenses in my Inmates seem to be about the same transmission rate as +Red, but all grey instead of slightly blue.

Love this lens color, and really wish Oakley would do more with it.
Ian -
I was stoked to get the lens in my Polished Clear Oil Rig, but the lens itself is just for looks. It has a much higher light transmission than what is claimed. On a bright day, looking through this lens is like looking through nothing at all. I would even prefer a bronze lens on a bright day over Chrome. It is the first lens color with which I have been disappointed. On the flip side, it is an extremely attractive lens. I find myself wearing this lens only when trying to attract attention.
Dwcfastrice -
A great lens to look at and display, but for me, not dark enough for everyday use. In extremely bright conditions, this lens does get overwhelmed. However, in medium bright conditions, this lens is excellent.

That being said, the "cool" factor of this lens CANNOT be understated. This is one of the coolest lenses that Oakley has put out there. It has a much more "mirror-like" look than the black iridium and has much more of a "wow" factor.

You do have to keep it clean, but, especially paired with a clear frame, it is great to look at.
The Game -
Great to look at but not as great to look through. This lens isn't as sharp as black iridium, I find it a little hazy as well.
Farlius -
Badass Cop shade lens. Looks perfect in the Chrome Plantiff's. It will be nice to see this in other frames. Great for bright conditions.
Hockey3393 -
Great shoe. I just picked it up at the Vault in Park City. Very comfortable and pretty light weight. I bought the Chocolate Brown which goes well with any type of outfit. I even wear them to work as a dress shoe. I say if you can find them, you will be sorry to not get a pair!
LordHelmut -
Simply put, these are fantastic shoes. I got the Chocolate/Khaki pair at my local O store and I've worn them everyday since. They look great with a pair of jeans while relaxing during the weekend or wearing dressier clothes to work.

My only complaint are the rope style laces, as after wearing them constantly they started to fray. I would had given these four stars, but after a quick call to Oakley, they replaced the laces free of charge!
marcio -
great shoe, i got the black version which is made of full grain leather, they were a little unconfortable when i bought then, but now is completely smooth! great at the rain and wet conditions, almost "waterproof", very resistant! i bought then at O store São Paulo, Brasil.
dan-E -
I finally saw these in person on the Monster Dogs and all I can say is WOW. Despite its name, it's not quite the brick red that you might see used on baseball stadiums but rather, a very deep, dark red that really sparkle in the sunlight. Very beautiful color that I hope gets used more.
Dann -
A near black when worn or from afar, but shine it in the sunlight and watch it glow. Shame it's only on a few frames, but here's hoping they expand the offerings.
jumpman73 -
Awesome color option. The little red specks look awesome in the light. Gives it a real nice red highlight to a black frame.
Rick -
I'm a fan of the Cinder Red. Yeah, it looks black from afar, but that's kind of cool. Only on close inspection and certain lighting conditions do you notice the metallic flakes of red embedded in the coating. Once you take a close look at this frame in person I think you will agree that it is a unique and attractive color scheme.
TERRORISM -
Cinder red? Upon hearing of the color and seeing pictures, I thought the idea was indeed impressive; upon seeing the color in person, however, I was somewhat disappointed. Sure, the subtle metallic finish looks good... but it appears to be more "black" than "red". Even close-up, the chroma is so dark that it's difficult to discern the difference between this color and black, unless you're in direct sunglight. Definitely a missed opportunity for a promising colorway.

defiant00 -
Personally, I like this bag, although I will agree that having the strap removable on one side and not on the other is a bit of a pain. I like the color and the overall design. I use it as a carryon whenever I fly, and it definitely gets attention. For its size, it can hold quite a bit.
One warning I will offer to anyone who has this bag, the spring pin on the strap is actually two pieces, and one threads into the other. If the threads get loose, the two pieces can come apart rather easily, and then the pin won't even stay in (especially if you lose the spring). Just a heads-up...I put a bit of threadlocker on mine to ensure it stays together!
Dwcfastrice -
Probably one of the worst bags Oakley has ever made. Stylistically, it looks cool. As with any canvas bag, it does not hold it's shape. The canvas is thick and shows wear very easily. However, it is still very durable. Maybe that's the point, it's designed to look like old Soviet gear, but realistically, not so much. The shoulder strap is one of the most useless straps on a bag I have ever seen. It is sewn into one side, while the other side is removable. There is no option to remove the strap if I don't want to use the strap. It's permanently attached at one end. Furthermore, the side that is detachable comes with a strange "pull pin" that is spring loaded. Pull the loop on the pin and the pin slides out and the clip pops open. I can see this getting caught on things and the strap detaching itself rather easily. If I hadn't been desparate to store my Oakley things in an Oakley bag, I would never have purchased this. Good thing I didn't pay retail.
Viscouse -
I like this bag. Again, glad I didn't pay retail as it's not the most functional, but it does have it's good points. First, gotta agree with Dwcfastice about the strap. Who makes a strap that can't come off? The idiocy. I travel with this bag, so it's an extra concern. And while it hasn't failed yet, that spring pin could have used a stronger spring in there. Also, very few ways top lock it if traveling airborne.

Now the good points. It's distinctive, durable, and has a lot of room for it's size. There are interesting end-pockets which hold a surprising amount. The spring pin is a really cool over the top touch that was a huge selling point. The outside pockets are nice to hold a few small things. East to carry, easy to access. There's an oddly curious zippered compartment on the bottom that can hold...film? I keep a screwdriver & flashlight in there. There is also a zippered compartment on the backside which is great for travel documents or other stuff that needs to stay flat. Inside has a nice flat bottom that is stiff.

Over all, a very nice bag for it's size, points taken away for the stupid strap and no way to lock.
PropWash -
This bag was a must-have for my collection as I'm a big fan of the Red Shift / Soviet style and asthetic. The bag looks fantastic.

Functionally, it does its job fairly well. It has a lot of extra pockets and space..

I do however have to agree with the other opinions on the strap. I LOVE how it looks, unfortunately, the little pull strap on its release unthreads very easily and was nearly lost on a trip.

I also wish the external 3 pockets were real buckles (they are faux buckles) instead of velcro. Dont put anything valuable in those.
EVL HMR -

Very hard to impossible to find in England, I had to pay way over the rrp on ebay. However, it is a very good bag, and matches my M65 supreme jacket to a T. the only downside I can say about this bag is the black metal catches that hook bag to strap scratch as soon as you connect them, however, I like the used look/worn in style this offers.
Ideal as a day bag, but nothing special
Alexandra -
Whoa, tnghis just got a whole lot easier.
o-static -
Best sandal ever made by oakley, The 2.0 sucked big time it broke.
Like i saud before the old ones were better, i put a small fire with it and nothing, even got a taste of one rusted nail.
it deserve's mre than five star
GarciaM25 -
Just bought a brand new pair of these from an Oakley VAULT for $18 with tax. Great fit, even more snug than the regular Smoke, but the padding on the bottom leaves a bit to be desired in the comfort aspect. The Smoke was much more comfortable, could be worn almost all day without wearing your feet out whereas these aren't as plush. LOVE the strap much more than the Smoke as they have more padding up top!
CMANavy -
Not even close to the 1.0. Different top strap that was more constricting, different sole that makes your foot sweat. I bought mine for $10 at the Vault and it was still to much.
Farlius -
Nailed a pair from Overstock ages ago and wore them out. The curves and detail on the tread were badass. I have had only one other 'flip-flop' that stuck to my feet as well as these did. The newer version, although they look cool, I don't think they are quite up to snuff.
DisturbedEarth -
Color: Black

I have several pair of all black with the small white "O" on the top outside of each sock. These things wear like iron!
o-xide -
Color: 1 Red and 1 White

This is an eyecatcher..what an amazing display of art..again, of coarse it's from Oakley....this is a must buy!
EastCoast -
What can I say? It's a clear lens.

You can really tell the optics with this, though. I have them for the M-Frames for eye protection and it's like you're not wearing anything. They do what they're supposed to do and don't get in the way. Recommended.
DarkGrieverX -
Amazing optical clarity; definitely shows what the Oakley RX team is capable of. Compared to other high-quality lens options for RX like Nikon, the Oakley clear lens feels more comfortable and definitely more durable.
fullback -
Great set of lenses (cheap too). I use them in my HJs for night time adventures and eye protection at work (splashing bodily fluids ... yuk!). Like American Image says, its a must for M Frame and HJ owners. Forgot to rate ... I give these a 5 for functionality.
banarno -
I have this on an old pair of 1st gen M Frames and use it as a safety glass,and also the odd bike ride.
Its like your not wearing anything,so it does its job superbly.
american image -
clear is clear is clear is......... very usefull while sporting in very low -light conditions , while protecting you from flying objects . a lens that everybody should have at least one if they own an M frame or Halfjackt
madlib -
I have these on my flak jackets and I use them for indoor shooting. Great lens and perfect vision, you forget you are wearing them! If you need safety glasses get some clear lenses from oakley.
frankie4fingers -
I have to agree with EasCost, what I can say?
Good for indoor, protection and bad weather, but they could be hydrophobic for rainy days
fullback -
I have these for my Half Jacket XLJs. Its a great lens to have for eye protection (ie: flying shrapnel, fluids, etc....) I wear these during clinical when performing procedures that run the risk of blood or other bodily fluid splatter.
adamjmoore -
Excellent distortion free clear lens, what else would you expect from a clear Oakley lens! Have this in on M Frame,in Hybrid.
jumpman73 -
Don't need to say a lot for these. I just use them when I ride at night or sunset. They pretty much serve to protect my eyes from bugs and dirt. Anyone who trains outdoors at anytime of the day needs these.
absolutmuah -
i use these in my mframes, and use it for cycling at night.
somehow things just look sharper / more focused with this lens .
cool!
dmc -
I was the coolest kid in my university machine shop and chemistry lab with my clear Pro M-Frames. The lack of a frivolous iridium coating keeps its cost down and allows you to replace them somewhat economically. Beautifully clear and distortion-free, and the fit of the Pro M-Frame had me laughing all the while my safety-glassed peers complained of headaches and pinching.
LEX7 -
I have this lens for my XLJ's I think the only use for this lens is when you want to protect your eyes when your doing dangerous things indoors or other situations where you need eye protection and its not light enough for sunglasses
Ed -
Allows one to wear Oakleys as safety glasses or at night. I have them for my M Frame so I don't have to wear those cheap safety glasses (you know, those all-clear ones that never quite fit).
BrianJ1888 -
I've used these as saftey lenses, as well as for playing racquetball at the gym, and they were great. For what they are, they're worth the $40 in a Half Jacket.
dan-E -
As far a clear lenses go, these are so much better than those ubiquitous clear safety goggles that are out there. Like any Oakley lens, they're disortion free and probably even more durable than most of the other stuff out there. As far as I'm concerned they're a much better value as well as more functional than Titanium Clears. Great when shooting at an indoor range or using power tools.
TERRORISM -
Clear is about as basic as it gets - the name says it all. Offering no protection whatsoever from bright conditions, this lens option ensures the wearer's eyes are safeguarded from other elements such as bugs or flying debris. Back in the day I had the clear Heaters for bicycle riding during the dusk/evening hours, and the bugs stayed out of my eyes! These only receive four skulls from TERRORISM due to the limited use that they have... but when you need them, they're there for you!
jrbusser -
Mis primeros Rx y muy bien,dure un año y medio aproximadamente con ellos hasta que encontre los Why 3, ahora uso los dos aunque prefiero los Why, recomiendo estos tambien
idealoakley -
I do alot of riding my mountain bike at night. This lens is perfect for ANY activity that requires you to protect your eyes such as shop work, bike riding at night and even hunting/shooting. Not a single complaint from me. Basic lens.
Raymond Karlsson -
Most buyers of this one is likely to wear it as a physical protection from flying objects or downpour etc. Considering the durability of the Plutonite material it is propably a wise choice. I wear mine (Path) in a Radar frame when I get out on a late bike ride in the summer evenings or when I trim my garden.
Dave -
Got this in the Pitch shape for my Radars. They do the job, my preferred lens for cycling at night. A must-have addition to your lens collection,particularly if you own a Radar or ProM frame.
Mike -
Radar Range version. Its clear so its useless to shield against the sun and bright ambience. Having said that, you still get 100% UV protection AND perfect vision. Add to this that it passes that ANSI test and is still essentially the same as a military SI (standard issue) version, its a no brainer that i use this primarily as a safety glasses when I'm handling tools. Also use this indoors at times and regularly during cycling when its near dark or is raining. The hydrophobic also makes a world of difference.
Hands down THE BEST SAFETY GLASSES in the market
Nameless -
I purchased these as eye protection for military ops. Simply put, these lenses put any conventional RX lenses to shame. My field of view is limitless. If you're a RX glasses wearer buy these . . . you won't be disappointed regardless how much you pay.
Golf Girl -
I use Clear in my golf glasses and my shooting glasses. I prefer to see very clearly and don't like low light conditions, so clear is good for me. I have taken an empty shell casing in the face and the lenses do protect your eyes. I also love them because of no distortion. Most other clear shooting glasses are a bit distorted
Ian -
Clear is Clear. It does exactly what one would expect: it provides excellent visibility while protecting the eyes.
Ian -
Clear is one of my all-time favorite frame colors. I hunted down the Oil Rigs in Clear just because it was so rare. I'm stoked that clear is being offered on more frames.
Ian -
Once again, this is a niche lens. It does exactly what it is intended to do: Protect your eyes without affecting vision. Many people are hesitant to buy a clear lens, or to spend money on an Oakley clear lens. I was in doubt as well. The difference between the lens on my SI Ballistic M-Frames and the standard Army issue safety glasses in extremely noticeable. I get a headache when I wear he cheaper glasses, even though they are clear. An ANSI rating on the Oakley lens is just the icing on the cake.
TERRORISM -
Although possibly perceived as somewhat "bland" by many standards, the standout feature of having a "clear" frame is that it matches nearly any and every lens offering that Oakley could come up with. Colorful lenses such as Fire or Ice create great contrast with this frame.

xtremehardy388 -
I have these in my SI Jackknifes. They're pretty straight forward and I have a reduced glare, too. Nothing fancy about the tinting because..there is none!
xtremehardy388 -
Amazing. I have the SI clear lens for my M Frame. They're my safety glasses for fire calls. I used them when doing vehicle extrications and they perform GREAT. They even have a significant reduction of glare from the sun. I feel VERY safe when having these on. Great for safety glasses or shooting glasses!
Farlius -
I have clear for both my Half Jackets and Radars that I wear for work. Makes either frame a very comfortable and stylish pair of 'safety' glasses. The lens has kept many a thing from smashing into my eyes.
Jon -
I have a clear set of lenses (Strike lense) for M frames that were issued when I was in the service. The M frame lense with the prescription inserts just look goofy. After getting a pair of Flak Jacket prescription G30 XLJ lenses, I've seriously considered getting a clear set due to the amazing field of view. If I could only find out a way for them not to look goofy in wrap around sunglasses, I'd buy and wear clear lenses for the Flak Jacket. I've given my M-frame clear lenses a second life once I figured out I could use them in the Racquetball court. In general, I would suggest clear lenses for eye protection (i.e. sports, shooting, etc), but if you' somewhat concerned with looks, I suggest you get seperate lenses (i.e. Flak Jacket, Half Jacket, etc.) instead of single lenses like the M-frame.
b2r -
It's very nice to see Clear on more new frames. Looks good combined with flashy lenses as well as with Chrome.
ToniClonic -
These are a cool idea and are really sweet to look at, but they are not at all practical. Like everyone would expect the frames allow a ton of light to come through the frames, which is very distracting while driving. The one suggestion I would have for Oakley is to sand down or scuff up the nose pieces of this frame because the light tends to go through the nose pieces and onto the inside of the lens. Sanding them down cuts down on this immensely.
jumpman73 -
I cannot say enough how awesome these lenses are for me. One thing I hate about wear Rx is that you can see your eye or reflection in the lens. It always bugs me b/c I feel like they are dirty but they are just the reflection. I got these in my A wires and they were so awesome. So clear and crisp and I didn't have the light reflecting off either so I could even take pictures with them on.
Iwan -
Oakley clear lenses are quite expensive and the anti reflective coating is your only option. No anti scratch or dirt repellant coatings? You're also restricted to polycarbonate with an index of 1,6. Where Oakley does shine is with highly curved (base 8) lenses. I've never experienced optical distorsion with Oakley lenses but I have with other manufactures. Though Zeiss now also has adressed this issue with Claret loop.
So while I think Oakley has the market cornered for prescription sunglasses your options for clear prescription lenses are far more extensive.
Xtremehardy388 -
Thing works fine. Does it's purpose.
Farlius -
Cleat wrench that I wrench my cleats with. Works fine and has an 'O' on it to boot. Goes with my Bow Tyes.
Ed -
Very unique pattern that unfortunately seems a bit dated these days. It was almost always paired with +Red lenses, and the dark blue complemented the lens color very well. The first gen Cobalt had a satin finish while later generations had a glossy, clear-coated finish.
Ed -
Neat color, too bad it's only available with a limited number of models and lens options.
LEX7 -
This is 1 of only 3 crackle frames that were made.
it is a silvery blue lizard skin effect with thin black lines.
the only lense colour that looks good with this frame is the +Red iridium.
this frame colour was one of the most popular eye jackets when they were first released.
XX -
By far one of my favorite frames. The color is shocking and looks great on almost anyone. Especialy when used in combination with red iridium lenses. The zero 0.7 frames with the cobalt coloring was especially cool.
addicted2o -
i'm not a very big fan of this frame but the dark blue color is very nice...but this limits the lens color options, for me very few colors go well with this frame, like black, grey, positive red to name a few
O-TasMiC -
Very attractive when coupled with +Red Iridium.
addicted2o -
have these on my wiretaps, a blue almost like navy blue but not quite..a subtle color but definitely a must have if u like blue frames
dj.MLYT -
My friend has the cobalt/+ red eyejackets and I wear them all the time. While I'm not the biggest fan of patterned frames, these really do look great paired up with +red iridium, and I think they would also look great with 24k.
Pander -
Have a 05 in this color and I loved wearing it day in day out. The blue is very striking, but not too much. People always said that it goes very well with having blue eyes.
TERRORISM -
Cobalt represents an old, classic frame color by many standards. With a semi-gloss finish, the deep royal blue hue actually sparkles very subtly upon close inspection, and the seemingly random black "crackle" pattern definitely compels a second look as well. Oakley paired this frame with a +Red lens in the Minute and Eye Jacket for an exceptional colorway.

Ian -
I find myself buying many pairs of sunglasses just because I like the color of the frame. I have the Zero.4 Squared with slate iridium, and they are an all-around nice looking pair of Oakleys.
Celicagame -
This is one of my favorite lens colors. I had these on my eye jackets and I bought them just for the frame even though the + red lens look good with them. I hope this color makes it's way into some of the newer models.
Ed -
A unique shade of medium blue with a hint of grey. Like other metallic colors, this one looks much better under bright sunlight. Too bad it is only available on one model (Minute).
BrianJ1888 -
A nice medium-dark blue with metallic flecks.
Lali -
My old Minute had this color. The metallic look is fine, 4 stars.
BiGCoB -
I wore them for about ten times then the ruber band began to come apart. So I return them under warranty.

However I give them two stars for their very good comfort and their great style.
rolyatnerrad -
Color: Pumpkin
I can get away with wearing these in the pubs, cos theyre similar to a shoe design. Got mine in a sale for 20 quid, so well worth the money, a bit of a change from the earlier stuff, a bit smarter for a start, not so boardy
american image -
nice shoe , doesn't look like a sneaker , so good for work or going out , sole wore out faster than usual
liked the black/grey color
oogie -
Color: Black

Great wear-around shoes. Nothing that you would want to wear for sport or long trecks. But comfortable for normal wear and great color combos. Yeah, my black is boring ... but that's only so I can get away with wearing them to work during "business casual" days. Good lord, I'm wipped!
Jay_X_Bee -
Good shoe, although the sole wears off faster then other oakley shoes.
x-metalman -
Color: Midnight
Good looking shoe, but I found after prolonged use my feet got sore. They look nice but I just couldn't be on my feet for a long time. Also, very, very lightweight.
O-TasMiC -
Color: Brown/Tan

From my experience so far after owning and wearing the Coil Over for about two weeks now, these are really nice looking and comfortable casual shoes. Honestly I don't see what all the complaints are about, but maybee I will find out if they do wear poorly in the future. The only problem I have with them (and for all laced Oakley shoes for that matter) is the shoe laces are entirly to long and I end up having to cut them in half to prevent them from dragging on the floor. But since that has nothing to do with the shoe itself, I am giving the Coil Over a 5/5
splatter -
White

these seem to be ment for looks not as a serious running or activity shoe. These are so light, the sole is very thin and they are narrow for the size.

The pair I have I have only worn about 6-7 times and they look worn from that.

The white pair are so hot looking but man they ware down quickly, and it might be that the other colors might ware better.

Just be careful with these.
jrbusser -
Los mios son azules y realmente son muy comodos, parece que andas desclazo muy buen agarre y muy bonito diseño
mike -
Bought a pair of the stealth colorway when they first came out... still wearing 'em today (literally). Incredible wear, very comfortable - not sure how these were designed or constructed, but they rocked then, still do now. Shoe repair guy has glued the black outsole back to the gray insole base about two years ago, but these things won't die. Killer Oakley quality!
Farlius -
Stealth

Great looking shoes, but the wear and tear showed quickly. The grip was fantastic and they were stylish in their time. Also comfortable and I found them good for multiple tasks; nights out, casual walk, helping someone move.
LLAAARRYYYYY -
I have these in stealth! the black part is leather and the grey part is suede. what can i say, i got alot of 'looks' with them years ago, and they still look great. great, great looking shoes. one of the coolest sole designs ever; oakley should stick with this design
Steve H -
Frame: coilover Pewter
Lens:
Really trick looking and suprisingly light and comfortable. Nearly up there with my Whisker 6bs!
o-xide -
I have the coin in a form of a sticker and I love it. I put it on my snowboard
damyster -
Frame: Glow in the Dark
Lens: Bronze

Amazing glasses and a faithful reproduction of an Oakley classic. The glow in the dark frame is superb and the bronze lenses are a delight to look through. I love the pink microfibre bag too!!!
anonymous -
Frame: Glow in the Dark
Lens: Bronze

It’s time to face it…the ’80 are makin’ a comeback! For better or worse, the unforgettable decade of decadence, the “ME” decade and it’s fashion legacy of big hair, leg warmers, shoulder pads, acid wash jeans and neon leggings, has remarkably become “retro-cool.” Trend-setting Celebrities across the globe, most of whom missed the majority of the 1980’s on account of not having actually been born yet… have grabbed the fashion torch. From waist high jeans (possibly the most cruel and unflattering trend ever to be perpetrated upon womankind) to ballet slipper shoes, we can’t stop it…we can only hope to contain it.

Most recently, celebs like Heroes’ Hayden Panettiere, have been sporting the oldie but a goodie. Seriously, this one is actually worth another “look” (pardon the pun)…

Apparently, the reborn FROGSKIN have been so popular that Oakley will be unveiling a new color combination each month starting in January 2008, starting with the red frames and gray lense combo. Retail prices start at $100… but buyer be warned, demand is high and supplies are limited, so just like the world’s oil markets of late…prices will likely continue to rise. Just something to think about!


Orlampa -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Grey

I just picked these up in Tampa yesterday. Great shades. Trully a throwback. The lenses aren't the curvature that we're used to. A real retro look thats is pretty timeless. I've received more compliments on these in the past two days that I have on any of my other Oakleys (except that White Monster Doggle of course).

5 SKULLS from me.

I can't wait to get the classic polished clear/violet as soon as my local O-Store gets them. Yum!
kingphilbert -
Frame: Rootbeer
Lens: Bronze

When I heard these were returning I couldn't help but not want a pair. Unfortunately when I saw the price on the Supreme Edition I had to back away and sulk until Oakley dropped the price to appease those like me with Collector's editions. I bought them all, and as fast as I could get them. It was like I was 14 all over again opening that clear box, the pink bag, the flimsy feel of a product 15 years behind all Oakleys current innovations... The fit is better than I remembered. The looks I get from my friends are priceless. I don't know what it is about them; replicas of the first pair I ever had, and now I can afford multiples that I could never afford back when. If you ever owned a pair or ever wanted a pair, I hope you got a pair.
Rosaura -
Frame: Crystal clear
Lens: Gold Iridium

LOVE these oakleys. Got then at a yard sale for $4 since the lady didnt know they were oakleys and since theyre so lightweight she thought they were fake. awesome sunglasses though
anonymous -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Grey

I'm giving this style a 4, so don't be too alarmed!

I've had this for about a month now, and as others have stated, if you're not used to the earstems it does take some getting used to, but it's definitely worth it for the factor.

I, having never purchased a pair of Frogskins before, found them a bit under par with some other hinge mechanisms like the GC, that seem to always fit nice and snuggly in place when on; these however don't really have much structural integrity, IMO. You're basically relying on two nodules attached to the frame to hold the earstems in place - so best wear these on occasions, and not make it your everyday pair.

Also, I was a bit displeased when Oakley stated:

"For each original color combination of this coveted style, only 3000 Collectors Editions will be produced. Every frame will have a serial number on the inside of the stem to designate its numerical position in the collection."

and sure enough when I recieved them I scoured the frame up and down, and NOTHING.

If you promise something, live up to the expectations!

I do still love the Grey lenses, besides it being a nice contrast color to the Polishhed Black frame, it does get the job done!

So, I'm giving this a strong 4 as stated!

(You know who!)
Pander -
Frame: Polished Clear
Lens: Violet Iridium

Before I saw these in real life I thought: "I'll never buy those, those are from the year I was born!", but when I saw them at my OPD I was pursuaded to put them on and eventually going home with them.
The fact that there are only 3000 produced for each colorway makes these glasses extra special.

Frame:
The frame itself is very light, and pretty comfortable, even for long periods of time. The frame does get in the way of periferal vision, but hey, in 1985 they didn't have the tech to curve like today...
The hinges are my only concern, I think these might get loose after a lot of use (mine will not be used very often).
The clear frame gives it a sense of weightlessness. The ciombination of the Violet and transparent frame enlarges the effect of the Violet Iridium lens: pure purple!
This frame was the boldest one of the bunch, so that's why I chose it.

Lenses:
The Violet Iridium is awesome! The color from the front is unheard of. I think it's too bad that Oakley doesn't use it anymore (only the Riddle had it lately). They should really start using it again!

Overall I give this pair 5 stars for shear retro coolness, reviving a pair as the frogskins is just awesome!

banarno -
Frame: Glow in the Dark
Lens: Bronze

2007 saw the re-release of the Vintage Frogskins style, and not only did they use the original moulds that they had back in the 80’s but introduce a few new colourways to boot.
One of the funkiest of these were the Glow in the Dark frames with Bronze lenses that look polished White in daytime, but actually Glow Green in the dark when held next to a light source for more than 10 seconds.
Super limited to only 3000 pieces worldwide, these are certainly an inspired idea in my eyes.
EnergyShiftX -
Frame: Trevor Andrews Glow in the Dark
Lens: Bronze

When i first head about these and the supreme frogskins, they became my main target. Unfortunaly the store i work in never got them. I finally got a pair and im very happy with them. Im a big fan of white frames, so the Trouble Andrews were an obvious choice. The glow in the dark factor is just awesome. Oakley still has a few cool tricks up their sleeve. They are fairly lightweight and they seem a smidge smaller than the classic frogskins. I would have given these a 4 1/2 because of the Bronze lens. I think gold iridium, titanium iridium, or even a nice 24k iridium would have been better. But im sure i can find a way to get a different set of lenses in.
I really hope to see some more frogskins from oakley in 2008!
oakdays -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any
Man this is one of the all time Oakley favorites, all the color combos they are releasing and in the timely manner they are doing it in defiantly make these collectors edition don’t think I can review this pair on the way they fit because I don’t even use the ones I have but I don’t think I could give them any thing less that five skulls they look amazing and all the hype about them does them well.
Jimmy -
Frame: Black
Lens: Brown

In 1989, My local skateshop had only 1 pair of these.

I saved up all my money from mowing lawns, to delivering papers, to birthday money. I finally got em. I wore em out. The hinges broke on mine one day biking hardcore. Scratched to hell and back, I loved them.

Im about to purchase the clear/violet to bring me back to days of BMX Gyros, mag wheels, and tightrolled pants.


Dann -
Frame: Glow in the Dark/Neon Yellow/Dalmation/Matte Red
Lens: Bronze/Fire/Grey

What a great throwback. The New RazorBlade didn't fair as well, but the great colors coming out of the Frogskin re-release have been exceptional. Now instead of risking a break in the classic pairs, we can look oh-so dorky in our new pairs without fear. The Glow-in-the-dark is the most impractical pair, but it's nice to see useless designs returning, since they will sell anyway. Neon Yellow is loud and great, while Dalmation brings back the odd frame prints. Best to grab these directly from Oakley since the scalpers are cashing in, and idiots are buying. Don't let them pass you by.
Matt Murphy -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any
I have about 4 pairs of these! I have a little problem. I wanted these when I was ~12 years old but my face was too small. Now I am buying them left and right. I have the royal/fire supreme edition, rootbeer/bronze, clear/gold iridium and first edition black/violet. They are so comfortable, and the lenses on the new ones are amazing.
Cody -
Frame: Neon Yellow
Lens: Fire Iridium
After a good amount of searching and paying an overly-inflated price, I have finally received my much-coveted neon yellow frogskins.

The fire iridium lenses are absolutely beautiful, and are perfect for holding back the rays, while blinding others around you. The frame color is awesome, and will surely draw the attention of everyone around. Their appearance is quite nostalgiac, and wearing them will no doubt make you feel like a nerd, but in a good way. The glasses are still made just as they were in 1985, and there is a certain charm to their almost cheap-like appearance. The only complaint I have about them is the way they don't quite fit close to your face, but what do you expect from sunglasses designed over twenty years ago.
Oak -
A couple years back, I would say the Frogskins were the third ugliest frame Oakley ever made. Spring forward a couple years later (and starting with the addition of the Supreme White City and the Collector's Clear/Violet Iridium), I find I have as many Frogskins in my collection as any other Oakley frame.

First re-released as a collaboration with Supreme, the new Frogskins have found their own niche in the Oakley lineup. Bringing a wave of nostalgia, it's hard not to like something like the Frogskin with its simple design and seemly passe style. Granted, it may not have the best fit of Oakley's current lineup and it may not be the most technologically advanced, but rather than practicality there's a certain "lovability" to it that's rivaled by very few models. Having the ability to look good on anyone is definitely a plus for the Frogskin. Add in plutonite lenses and Oakley quality, and you just can't go wrong.

While Oakley is currently saturating the market with "limited" Frogskins, each one has it's own unique style. From the Blends to the Supreme to the Colette to the Collectors Editions to the Original Fake, every release is special. That's practically impossible to say about any other pair of sunglasses these days. Making the Collectors Edition a limited release of 3,000 was also a smart idea, as it allowed true lovers of the frame to find it while also creating a collectible.

Who knew a design from 20 years back would be the dominant style and collectible of 2008? I sure as hell didn't, but I'm glad they're back.

Review dated July 29, 2008
Mike -
Frame: Polished Clear
Lens: Violet Iridium

While a bit small for me and practically resting on my cheeks and not on the nose, I have to say, among the colours that have come out thus far (July 08), this one is the best looking out of the bunch.
Its clean, uncomplicated and easy on the eyes.
Violet Iridium looks a stunner looking at it and through it. Definitely a head turner and conversation starter as the design is quite retro (for those that witnessed the '80's).
i don't own one by the way, just tried it out at shops.

Nice
Mike -
Frame: Trevor Andrews Glow In The Dark
Lens: Bronze

Tried it out at shops again. Under normal lighting the colour is quite 'normal' compared to Clear Violet for example. However I asked them to test inside a closed room to see the glow in the dark effect, and sure it enough it did and turned green too.
I can imagine it being ultra cool to wear in clubs.
Im not too fond of Bronze but the 'glow in the dark' aspect redeemed it.

Also, I saw two different versions of it. One had a 'Trevor Andrew' logo or insignia or something on the right eye stem, and the other didn't. Different shops but both Oakley dealers. So just pointing that out if someone thinks the other is fake.
To determine I guess, if possible, just see it in a pitch black closed room.

Definitely one of the more memorable model from this lineup.
jvanaar -
Frame:Fade
Lens:Fire Iridium
These one's probably won't ever make face contact, but they sure look pretty in the plastic. Overall a beautiful frame, as the color spectrum spreads from one end to the othe. Also, these were hand-painted by the great people at Oakley, which is pretty cool. Although the fire lens looks nice and natural with the frame, i would have liked a little bit more lens creativity for such a rare piece. No complaints, I'm pretty lucky to have snagged these ones.
Hexesonxs -
Frame: Neon Yellow
Lens: Fire Iridium

I absolutely love these. The amount of strange looks I get while wearing such a bright pair of sunglasses is totally worth the money I paid for them. In a world of boring sunglasses, just seeing these on my shelf makes me happy.
Kimbot -
Frame: Colette White/Crystal Clear
Lens: Ice Iridium/Gold Iridium

So I have two pairs--had. The Crystal Clear with gold iridium lenses got stolen from me at work and I was pissed off. Luckily my credit card insurance covered it. I loved the way the lenses actually made looking in the sun so much easier and got tons of compliments on them til they got stolen. I then purchased the Colette White with Ice Iridiums! Now those are neckbreakers! I always get asked where I got them and if they're still available. I'm pretty sure by now they're sold out because there were only 100 pairs made. Definitely shades that are truly "limited edition" and I love them!
Chopsticks -
Frame: crystal black
Lens: positive red iridium

Never had frogskins before, although I was born in the 1980s. I love the "aviator style"...its a timeless design that never seems to really get old. These frogskins are extremely lightweight and they're made with oakley quality =]

I love the positive red iridium lens...deep red hue on the outside, and a slight bluish tint when looking through them. These are my 5th pair of oakleys now. Havent had much time to give em a "test drive" but I liked what I saw in the mirror. They're barely 1 day old...we'll see how they take on the world.

owned square wire 2.0 spring hinges
currently have gascan, oil rig, mosnter dog, and just got these frogskins
Murdog -
Frame:Matte Black
Lens: Fire

These shades are legit. They fit nice, there light weight, and they get noticed. People ask me where I got them and its nice to know that they are sold out on oakley.
DoctorCrip -
Frame: Crystal Black
Lens: +Red

Re-releasing the classic Frogskins was a good idea in terms of nostalgia, but a bad idea in terms of style. This design should be left in the 80's where it belongs, along with big hair, shoulder pads on women and neon clothes. The only reason I bought this pair was that the original version was my very first pair of Oakleys...but I haven't even taken them out of the box because I wouldn't be caught dead wearing them.
gangstabob -
Frame: Glow in the Dark
Lens: Bronze

This is my most beloved pair of Oakleys. I was searching after them a long time and went trough most of the Oakley retailers in Bergen before I finaly found a pair. The frame is super light and after a while I don't even remeber I'm wearing sunglasses. I also love how they come with the pink microfiberbag. The only downside is that the broze lens is to dark to use when it's dark. I would much rater have a ruby clear lens to put in it and use at nigth. But the frame is to cool to not get 5 skulls!
Dixen -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ruby Iridium

Just bought these a couple of days ago, where i searched all over LA to find them. Didnt have them at the Hollywood Oakley store, although they tried to sell me Jupiters instead, so I figured I had to buy them in Rancho Cucamonga where I had spotted them a couple of days earlier. But as I strolled around downtown Santa Monica I found them in a small sunglass shop and I've been in love ever since.

With looks you can't beat and killer lenses, this is the most awesome shades I've ever owned. The ruby lenses look sick and matches the red Oakley letters on the legs perfect. The lenses have a very pleasant bluish tint, and you're able to wear them even at night.

5 skulls!
BullyVW -
Frame:Crystal Black
Lens: + Red

Like everyone else, these are a bit of nostalgia for me. My first pair was clear/violet, but had I seen this combo then...these would have been it instead. The fit is very similar to original. The untrained owner couldn't tell the difference, I'm sure. The lenses are big, the frames light, and the design very 80's. I hated the 80's, I love these frames.
Wookieman -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Grey polarized

Finally got a pair. The frame is great. Very classic, very Wayfarerish with a more streamlined look. The fit is incredibly lightweight and comfortable. These are a great lifestyle sunglass. The only reason they earn a 4 is because they look a little narrow on my medium-large head. A wide fit would be great, but these will still get worn.
Ian -
Frame: Glow in the Dark/Anti-Freeze/Rootbeer/Cyan Fade/Matte Dark Olive
Lens: Bronze/Black Iridium/Blue Iridium/Gold Iridium

I have a purely hate relationship with the Frogskin. I hate that I am compelled to buy every new and awesome colorway. I hate that I wear them even though they look goofy on me. I hate that every new one is even more awesome than than the last.
Ian -
Frame: Many
Lens: Many
I was never a fan of the Frogskin. I have a love/hate relationship with them, as they come in so many awesome variations, but they look terrible on me, and they are the telltale sign of the hipster douche. Well, maybe not. If they're authentic Oakleys, then they're ok. I just hate how they've been imitated and so many people think that old school sunglasses make them cool.
Cooper S. -
Frame: Matte Red
Lens: Grey

Everybody wears these kinds of glasses today, and literally everyone at my school had them. but nobody could afford Ray Bans so everybody wore knock-offs. I remember being the first person to own a real pair at my school.I still have the Ray Ban Wayfarers today and I love them very much, and I even converted my second pair of Wayfarers to my prescribed glasses, but anyways, I clearly remember the first time I saw a pair of Oakley Frogskins. At first, I was filled with the thought that Oakley Copied Ray Ban and that I would never want or even be caught trying them on. The goofy looking colors they had just didn't arouse my tastes. I still wear my Ray bans when I want to be classy, but I wear my Frogskins when it's time to party. So, one day I came sunglass-less to downtown disney in the summer and Oakley Frogskins just came to my mind. I walked in the store and tried them on, and I ended up buying them. When i walked out of the store I got looks from many people and some even said "Those are some nice Oakleys man!" What I thought was amazing was how light they were, yet I was suspicious to know how durable they'd actually be. These glasses are comfortable. I felt guilty inside for turning away from good old Ray Ban but Oakley just has the comfort I deniably have never felt. Anyways, after that day I was hooked and I looked into Frogskins with more interest and I discovered how rare these were compared to the Ray Bans. It's true, anybody can have Ray Ban's which is great, but for people looking for rarity these definitely do the job. I had looked for the Matte/Red with Grey for awhile and I love those sunglasses very much. I still get the looks and comments every time I sport these. AND they were the first thing I have ever bought with a Credit Card of my own.
Brian -
Frame: Rootbeer
Lens: Bronze Polarized
I bought these and wore them for a couple days before exchanging them for some darker lenses. I really liked the glasses, but the tint was simply not dark enough for me. I have green eyes and large pupils, so I like dark glasses. Anyhow, the glasses looked hit or miss on me, but I felt like $100 bill wearing them! I had the 2nd gen in the early 90s, so it was a cool throwback for me. You could see my eyes pretty easily through the front, and I didn't really like that either. For overcast days and driving they're great though. If I found a pair with black iridium lenses that were priced reasonably, I'd grab them in a second.
66JameStang -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Violet

Lutzka: These shades are a great part of the frogskins collection. It is an awesome pair that are glasses that people can't help but to look at. The color combination is one that can not be missed, and will surely draw attention.
They offer great style and a decent amount of direct light protection.
66JameStang -
Frame: Matte Denim - Grey
Lens: Grey

These glasses are another cool addition to the frogskin collection. Just having the option to switch the "legs" is really neat and really does add to the look of these glasses. The style again is a cool old school look that is sure to draw attention.
MB -
Frame: Shaun White Blue
Lens: +Red

Sick shades, the metallic blue frame looks awesome with the +red lenses, especially in bright light. The striped oakley text on the side and the custom microfiber bag are welcome additions.
MB -
Frame: purple fade, polished black, crystal black, matte rootbeer, glow, neon yellow
Lens: violet iridium, ruby iridium, +red iridium, fire iridium, bronze, violet iridium

Again, i need to stress the aesthetics of these shades. They look absolutely fantastic, but that is about as far as it goes. They were never intended to be anything more than cool looking and comfortable, so rating it as if it is a sports specific frame is unfair. So far, i must say that my least fovrite frome is the Trevor Andrews Glow. While the idea is really unique, the excecution is less than ideal. They simply look boring during the day. Bronze is a fairly bland looking lens, and the frames look like white plastic that has been stained with something nasty. The Primitive Frogskins are definitely the most unique - the purple fade is astounding to look at. They are a cool alternative to the Blends rainbow edition, which is basically impossible to get by now. (if anyone has a blends they are willing to give up, let me know!)
Ian -
Frame: Glow-in-the-Dark/Matte Olive/Anti-Freeze
Lens: Bronze/Gold Iridium/Black Iridium

I absolutely hate the Frogskin. It's a shame that they come in so many awesome colorways. All they are is a long running gimmick. I'm compelled to collect them despite my aversion.
Grizzzzwaaalld -
Frame: Polished Blk
Lens: Grey Pol

Really fun and versatile pair. The lenses quality is amazing and I get compliments on these everywhere I go. People ask "when did Oakley start making these again?"

I also got the last pair Oakley had of the matte white with gold iridium lenses,taken them out of the box only to inspect them, The hinges seem looser than the black pair. Perhaps Ill sell them in 10 years.
Funky-Trixtar -
Frame: Fire Flora Fade, Purple Clear Fade, Glow-in-the-Dark, Polished Black, Polished White, Neon Yellow and Anti-Freeze
Lens: Ruby, Violet, Bronze, Ruby, Ruby, Fire and Black

Love the Frogs. Wasn't really into them the first time but now I'm just loving the way you can just change the lenses and/or frames to suit your outfit/style/mood. Coverage isn't perfect but I can forgive them....especially the gorgeous true Ruby lensed ones, which means all of them!


ichibandidisan -
Frame: Various
Lens: Various

I was pleasantly surprised at how well Frogskins hang on my Rx Chain 4.0 frames, so I get XYZ optics without having to go Lasik or contacts. Of all the colorways, the Shaun White Blue Chrome (or FMJ?) has got to be the holy grail (amongst Frogskins) imo. Easily trumps the gold and chrome ones from the Supremes.
Wearing Frogskins has helped introduce me to the Blue Ir and Violet Ir lenses, both of which I now wear on a regular basis with Rtbr-Cyan Fade and Polished Clear frames respectively.
The C'Mon duo are basically identical tortoise frames coupled with different lens colors (+Red and Gold), although Violet looks pretty good too.
Purple Fades are nice but (thankfully) still a notch below the classy Primitive fades, where contrast is much starker. Grenade Fades ..... never mind.
tmsnewberry -
Frame:MODA3, Lance Armstrong Original Fake, Andrew Peterson #43, Grenade Fade, Eastern Boarder SE and 3D
Lens: Various

I abosolutely love frogskins. I can not get enough of them. They can get a bit pricey on the secondary market espicially limited edition ones. I have a passion for finding them and enjoy the time spent doing so. They are a classic frame that will never get old.
jonotat2 -
Frame: Primitive Purple Fade
Lens: Violet Iridium

What can i say about this pair of 4-legged frogskins that hasn't already been said? this is one pair of kick-ass shades! absolutely love the fade design on the arms, and the 2nd pair of arms are a delightful bonus. in my personal opinion, violet iridium lenses are one of the more striking colours out there, so expect to turn some heads! Seems like this design, (at least the microfiber bag), was inspired by the album cover of Ride The Lightning back in the 80s, and i definitely can see the influence. being a huge metal fan, i just knew i had to get one of these! knowing that there were only 70 produced was an added bonus.


EVL HMR -
Frame: Grenade Fade
Lens: Black Iridium
Picked these up yesterday for a very good price. I had a original pair back in the day but sold them a few years back. These ones just caught my eye. very unique colour combo, and a better fit now I'm older? Think they will stay as a display piece though, I think the people that wear them now are a little bit sad / nostalgic / desperate?
Celicagame -
Frame: Crystal Black, Polished Black, Grenade Fade, Marine Fade
Lens: +Red Iridium, Grey Polarized, Black Iridium, Blue Iridium

I'll be honest these don't look good on me nor did I like them when I first saw them. Now I can't get enough of them. It wasn't till I saw the anti freeze ones that I fell in live with them. The bad thing about these (or good thing depending on how you look at it) is that they don't last. If you done get the color you want when you first see these. Kiss them goodbye because they sell out fast and don't comeback. My other complaint is the the grey lens is really light.
Zul -
Frame: Smog Text
Lens: Grey

I like this frame because its unique and because it it matte.. i prefer matte frames rather than polished and crystals.. To enhance it, i put in VL Ice Blue Polarized lens. It suit the frame better.
theflyingtomato -
Frame: Matte Red
Lens: Grey

My first pair of Frogskins and still one of my favorites. It makes you feel good when you walk by other people with Ray Ban or Gas Station Wayfarers on and know that yours say Oakley on the side.
theflyingtomato -
Frame: Red-Blue-White (Sunday!)
Lens: Grey

One of the 2 best Frogskins collaborations, along with Supreme, both colorway and company wise. Love Sunday bikes, and when they collabed with Oakley, I had to grab these Frogs. I even threw the extra legs on a Polished Black orbital with +Red Lenses so now I have 2 SUnday Frogs.
tmsorrel1 -
Frame: Too Many to name.
Lens: All...
This is one of my favorite frames and I enjoy wearing them, however they can get expensive on the secondary market espicially the limited edition ones of 100 or fewer.
Preludachris -
Frame: Danny Kass
Lens: Ruby Iridium
What else can be said about the frogskins? Classic design, timeless style. But this is All about the danny kass signature series. They deliver on all that you expect; but let it be known that the icon is actually closer to red than what looks to be orange.
Ian -
Frame: Polished White/Red/Blue
Lens: Grey

I have the Sunday! Edition, and they're one of my absolute favorite pairs of Oakleys, ever. The addition of an extra set of Legs for the Frogskin made some rather mundane pairs take on a completely new life. It's amazing that a difference in the color of the earstems can give a pair of sunglasses a whole new feel and character. It would be interesting to see what people can do if Oakley released packs of earstems like the extra icons for the Dispatch.
tmsorrel1 -
Frame: Turquoise
Lens: Grey
I like these, I just wish the continued with them so you could change up the colors on other frogs once in awhile.
Ian -
Frame: Blue/White Splatter
Lens: Ice Iridium

I dig these from a collecting standpoint. They are truly a re-release of the original, complete with all the flaws. In that respect, they are awesome to have for a reference, but every time I look at them, indistinguishable from the originals though they are, I still know that they're a copy. Nice, but just not the same.
Ed -
Color: Black

Leave it to Oakley to make a sweet pair of sweatpants! These are relaxed cut with zippered, flared leg openings rather than the typical elastic ankles. The inside has a thin thermal (waffle-knit) lining that is very soft. The two side pockets have zipper closures, and there is one rear pocket, too.
crmnjst -
Color:
Nice pants actually Sweat Pants but cut more like rgular pants they do not fit like regular sweat pants. Cool Embroidered Icon below the waist band and the word "Oakley" above the rear zipperd pocket
Dann -
Color: Liquid Grey and Cannon Red
These shorts are very light and durable. I tend to wear them as shorts rather than swim trunks, so the lack of pockets can be annoying when you have keys, wallet, phone etc... It dries very quickly, but the laces can be a pain to do and undo, as they need to be laced from the bottom, and can't be tightened with one pull like the Rusted shorts so nicely do. Still a wonderful pair of shorts.
oakdays -
Frame: Matte
Lens: Black
This pair of glasses is one of the lightest I have and you cant even feel them on your face they look like they will fall apart if you touch them but they are fairly durable cant complain about that and the price on this pair is great and affordable they sit on my face like the Zero L they offer grate coverage to your face and I’m a fan of big glasses so if you like big glasses I would recommend this pair

I give it a 3 becasue they dont have them in Polar
Hexesonxs -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Violet Iridium

I wasn't expecting to enjoy these sunglasses when I first saw them, but I honestly just wanted them for the Violet Iridium. I was very surprised when I tried them on and found that they're very light and also comfortable. I also enjoy the violet iridium which on this model has a similar base to the Fire lens.
Shocker -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Grey
My all time favourite pair of Oakleys! Very light, very comfortable sunglasses with excellent coverage. The style could be better, the James Stewart edition has a much better shape, I guess.
masterbino -
Frame: black w/ gold ghost text (James Stewart)
Lens: tungsten iridium

Pros :
Very light. Very comfortable. Excellent coverage.

Cons :
-There are some distortion at the edges of the field....I supposed HDO/XYZ optics by Oakley didn't works so well this time.....
-The frame/hinges a little bit to filmsy, so I have to be careful and slowly when flip down the hinges, they can hit and scratch the lens if I don't....ouch!!
-no polarized versions
Ian -
Frame: Polished Black/Ghost Text
Lens: Tungsten Iridium

I got these as a gift, and I can't say that I'm happier. The best gift is one you want, but wouldn't buy for yourself. That sums up this model exactly. Nice, but there are so many others out there that I like more. They remind me very much of the Dartboard in both fit and appearance. Very light, very good fit. These would be more appropriate as part of the Zero lineup.
Dann -
Another must have frame color. It only comes on the Penny, and even though all the rest are made of Titanium, this one really feels like it's made of metal. It's the most solid construction I've ever seen. Don't pass this up if you have the chance.
wundrdog1 -
I have this color on the vintage A-Wire (w/long hammerstem earsocks) as well as on my one (and only) penny. The color is different on the A-Wire as compared to the penny. The penny looks more shiny and the A-Wire looks more matte. They both look good. Unfortunately, the Penny dosen't look that great on my (my head is a little too big for them). But I definitely sport the A-Wires from time to time. Hopefully they don't make it look like my eyes are too close together! LOL.
Ed -
Very unique finish and definitely will stand out amongst other X-Metal frames. However, it makes the frame feel sticky/tacky, and I've seen Penny frames where the Copper color has rubbed off in spots to reveal the base titanium color.
LEX7 -
Looks fantastic so must be owned for a collection point of view but looks a little outrageous to be worn in public.
although I might just be saying that cos the pennys look dumb on me. the O-matter version is very similar and was avalible on the minute, eye jacket and topcoat.
looks just like a brand new shiny penny coin.
BEAUTIFUL!
Pander -
Looks awesome. It just fits perfectly in the Penny story. Too bad it's just a coating. A pair of real copper Pennies would be really awesome!
Rick -
Top marks to the X-metal team for bringing this creation to life. The copper frame is truly that - Copper. It is shiny and sophisticated and always gets comments. This is one Penny frame that is definitely worth finding.
jumpman73 -
The copper color is so fitting for the Penny. I thought it was so creative for Oakley to make a Penny in the same color as the coin. It really offers a different color to this x-metal and offers the owner something different to wear. The one drawback I think to the copper frame is that I don't think its will work with all lens colors. It looks great with the VR28 lens as well as the black iridium.
Dann -
During the scene where the flame resistant suits are being tested, the whiney guy gets shot at with a flamethrower, and falls down. At that point if you look at the bottoms of his shoes, they are unmistakably the Flesh Shoes.

Also in the movie, the flame (and lava) resistant material is called 'Unobtainium'.
kupsy -
Frame: Brushed chrome
Lens: Rx Clear

Very eye catching design! Very classy! One of the best creations by Oakley! However not for those people who are athletic. Nice for big heads like me coz of the spring hinges.
TERRORISM -
These boxes seem to be more scarce than any other. The design marketed Oakley's product exceptionally well, but like the other reviews stated I'll have to agree that the box lacked physical strength.
Dann -
Oakley went through a pahse where these black boxes were being produced. My Trenchcoats came in these boxes, and had a grey microbag. This was after the clear boxes and before the Black and White images on the boxes.
DarkJuliet -
More expensive to produce than the modern boxes, and definitely much more characteristic of Oakley's peak in design and originality, these were the aesthetically most pleasing of the sunglass boxes. Keep them around as they are getting only more difficult to find for collections.
LEX7 -
I loved the look of this box but my god was it Flimsy, this came with my first pair of eye jackets and it just rips and looks tatty very quickly. so would not offer any protection if you stored your glasses in the box.
american image -
this box was a drama to open , it looked nice , but it damaged to easy. only thing nice were the little metal signs that were holding the two sides together
jumpman73 -
Pretty crappy box. All of my Eye Jackets came in this box. It was fun though to open the box and see a new pair of Oakleys.
BriP -
Pretty Standard as boxes come, Just got my 2nd Gen Zero 0.4 in original box and all extras. The corrugation is different, and pretty cool.
LEX7 -
to back up what oogie says this is a boring brown frame colour. it was only available in the eye jackets and the topcoats.
i do not know why this frame colour was made as it seems to be very close to a number of different oakley frames,
Back Gold.
Carmel.
Redline.
oogie -
"Light Brown" in guy talk. My Topcoats are this color ... and just seem to look "OK" with the gold iridium. The Corten frame color just screams "average" and invokes luke-warm feelings overall. Eh
Dann -
I just happen to get this one. It's not a bad color, just lacks anything special about it. It's a glitter frame of the brown variation, and I'm sure there are others like it, just like the green ones come in Moss, Joker, Emerald etc....
trego33 -
Frame: Cosine Jet black
Lens: Anti Glare

A plain frame - not really reeking of high end design - but Cosine could be compared to an average movie - nothing great about it but it still has something that works. They could have added unobtanium earsocks and nose pads because sometimes it hurts the ears and nose but they didnt - how nice of Oakley ;) - on the whole - an average frame.
anonymous -
Frame: Cosine Jet Black
Lens: RX

I like this pair. The boxy o-matter acetate frame gives it a bit of a retro feel, Something for anyone that likes glasses that look a little bit like a pair of glasses from the fifties, This is definately my favorite pair of RX glasses I've ever owned. Just like the review above- nothing flashy but an all around great frame
Mrs H -
Frame: Brown Chrome
Lens: Clear
I have the Brown Chrome / Clear Coto 2.0 as my daily RX eyeglass. I find them to be an excellent pair of glasses as they are light and very comfortable, my only complaint is that the coating is wearing off the frame really easily and from the Icons making them look a bit worn.
apostrophe -
Color: Black & New Navy

Great polo shirts, with a breathable fabric and subtle O icons on sleeve.
Very cool buttons.

Seems to fit much larger than normal Oakley clothing, I bought Large instead of XL as the XL was bigger than usual Oakley sizing.
LEX7 -
this colourway is somewhat of a mystery.
it seems to be a different generation of the dalmation frogskin but instead of black and white it is brown and white.
a very rare piece of oakley history
splatter -
yeah more dalmation than cow but it was the 80's
Dann -
I *think* I have this, or it could be Dalmation. Instead of evenly distributed dots, I have small brown squiggles with amorphous shapes. They sure did some weird colors back then.
TERRORISM -
Another concept in animal art-on-frame: Cowprint. Definitely retro and fitting for the original Frogskins, but an unlikely fashion statement by today's standards. While some may be interested in this colorway, I'll avoid it 'till the cows come home. Moo.

Dann -
Color: Gravel, New Navy
These shirts are great for jobs that require you to dress up a little. The sleeves come off for the warmer days and back on again for Fall season. Everything except for the top button is Velcro, so the front is nice and seamless. This is especially good for the sleeves, which I could never get the buttons to work with only one hand. Then throw a skull on the pocket and only you know that although they can make you dress up, they can't take your Oakley style.
EastCoast -
Color: Amber

Four pairs of Oakley shoes and I've yet to be disappointed. This is my favourite pair. This colour was not available on the website. If I could find these again in any colour I would buy them right away.
Fat comfortable sole, nice looks, two years old and still look good. Well done.
bong -
Color: Black

very very nice pair of sneakers. they're very comfortable, with nice fat soles, contrast vertical stitching on the sides, and a sculpted O icon on the heel of the sole. they're eye catchers, and i always get compliments whenever i wear them.
yoko -
Nice pair of shoes. I like how comfortable it is. Also, the sole being wide helps in the stability of my foot (I always mess up my ankles). Desigh is simple yet commands attention. I always see someone staring at it whenever I use a bus/train or in the mall.
DoctorCrip -
Color: Fog

Great pair of shoes - comfortable, cool-looking and pretty affordable. My favorite color would be the Fog, so I was very lucky to find a pair, and for a VERY good price. They also seem very well-made and should hold up for many years to come.
Allandy -
This shoes screams Oakley. Simple design, but cool. Soles are out of this world, just like other Oakley shoes. Well done Oakley...
LLAAARRYYYYY -
These here are some of that original oakley goodness that encorporated little "O's all over the place, even the bottom rubber grip design are little "O's. I think these were my first pair of oakley shoes bought at an absurd price about 12 years ago. I have the 'FOG' version and over the years people have said they look like bowling shoes to golf shoes but I think they have that wierd look that goes well pretty much anywhere. they look bold and are comfy and still look great even though ive probly worn them a thousand tymes. These have almost been thrown out by my wife a few tymes and im not shure why ive kept them so long but stumbling onto this site i think i will keep them for a long tyme. these shoes are what brought me to oakley in the first place and i thnk that oakly should not stray to far from what is encorporated into this design, znd thats bad ass oakley goodness!
obillyt -
Polished/Black
This is an awesome watch. The SS band is great. It's a very comfortable watch to wear. I've been wanting a Minute Machine, but this one came along at at good deal from a guy that needed some money. I had already tried one on at an O store and knew It would be a good wearing watch. It looks a hundred times better in person. Anyone wanting a classy looking piece with alot of character, this is the watch.
Oakleynerd -
Frame: Grey Smoke/Dark Grey History Text
Lens: Grey Polarized

i got them today. it's the first i could grab.
the lens size is between the Gascan and the Fuel Cell.
i will change the Grey Polarized to Ice Iridium soon!
the frame are a bit tighter than the Gascan but that could be just mine ;o)...
the shape of the stems is closer to the Fuel Cell (beside the cutout) than to the Gascan but almost 5 mm shorter.
the weights:
Gascan 1.205 oz
Fuel Cell 1.155 oz
Crankcase 1.040 oz
the icon is the same size, like the on in the Gascan, but not interchangeable - too bad.
idealoakley -
Stealth Black/Black
Amazing watch. Watch is VERY sturdy. I love the the Stealth color combo. The watch has a deployment type clasp on the strap. No issues with it accidently opening.
So far the finish has held up to everything I have put it through. No scratching on the crystal or case. The hour and minute hands are luminecent as are the numbers and hour marks. Kind of a blue glow.
My only complaint is the fact that to adjust the strap you actually have to cut the end off and re-insert it into the deployment clasp. This will prove to be problematic if your wrists get larger due to wait gain or something else. This should be fixed in order to be a perfect watch IMO.
Doodle -
Ive just got 2x today.
Both with stainless steel bracelets, one with the black face and one with the red.

I like them, not as heavy as i would have hoped. Not sure the clasp is going to annoy me by coming undone often- would have prefered one like my judge. but hey ho.

But time will tell- now i gotta decide if i wear it everyday like i was planning too.
LordHelmut -
I got the Polished/Black watch and soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it. It is a fantastic watch. The watch is extremely comfortable to wear, very attractive, and simply put, perfect.

I've always been a fan of "busy" watches, and while I probably won't have a need to use the chronograph all that much, it is still pretty functional if it is needed.

The only true "flaw" on this watch is the small second hand. I dunno, perhaps two hands of different colours would make it more confusing on the face, but the smaller second hand makes it less noticeable. As the chrono arm just sits at twelve doing nothing and looks at first glance that the battery is dead. While not a major deal-breaker, just slightly different than what I am used to with my previous watches (Fossil).

The date number is small, but I do have decent enough vision it isn't a problem, but a small magnifying bubble would had been nice, similar to watch Rolex does on theirs, but not necessarily needed as well.

I would had given this a 4½, however half stars are not here, and since this watch is so phenomenal, I rounded up rather than down.
Kneipp -
Polished/Red-Black

I just got mine yesterday for a good price here in Brazil. This is a awsome watch. I wanted before a Minute Machine, but considering the price oportunity, and trying em on, the Crankcase loses for so much little comparing to the MM. I love it.

The red dial with polished case and bracelet makes it a very atractive watch, ull sure be noticeble using this beauty.
EVL HMR -
My first Oakley watch. I took my time to decide, and once I plumped for the crankcase I knew it was worth the wait. Heavy, over engineered and like so many Oakley products, verging on the pointless, but Fantastic. There is not one negative I can say about this watch.
Daveyboyracer -
Another good chunky watch from Oakley (I own 3 others) High Quality feel but not quite as comfortable as my GMT or Icon.
oakleyaddict -
I finally got my CRANKCASE!!!!!!!!! I was in the right place at the right time at an oakley vault in San Marcos, Texas (props)
and they had one sand face crankcase for get this $200. I kid you not. It feels great to finally own the watch of my dreams.
Has a heft and look to it that makes it feel like a watch that is ten times more expensive. Very stunning piece to kick off my oakley watch collection.
big fan -
I just picked up the black stealth version and I am very pleased. I have had a Minute Machine for over a year and a half. I used to where different watches all the time but once I got that one, I couldn't find anything else I liked enough to take it's place. I tried the Holeshot 10th mountain division and hated it. It was almost exactly the same as the detonator I had years ago. The watch was light and the band was too thin so I brought it back after a couple weeks. I bought this one online so I wasn't sure what to expect. To my surprise, it was almost as heavy as the machine, which I like. The band was wider that I anticipated which was also a plus. Black on Black is awesome! Very pleased. Only drawback is the band which you need to cut in order to size it. HUGE BUMMER. But overall a great watch!
xtremehardy388 -
This is a great watch. Not as heavy as the GMT but heavier than a Fossil. The watch looks amazing. I really like the stop watch function. I wish this had an alarm, though. The price is outrageous but I got a good deal. The second hand has it's own eye which is a bit to get used to. I am very pleased with my purchase.
ichibandidisan -
Polished/Black 10-231

The watch case housing the time dial has obviously been cranked-up. But what fascinates me most is how comfortable the SS band is. Perhaps it's the small UnOb washers that line the joints throughout the band. The smaller sized links (versus, say, the Time Tank) probably contribute towards better fit on wrists of varying shapes and sizes. In terms of design, I'd say the Time Tank is in a class of it's own. But when it comes to comfort and fit, I'd vote for the Crankcase SS band.
Chuck -
Have the stealth version. Not a bad watch. I have been wearing the minute machine with red face for a few years so wanted something to change it up once in awhile. It's a lot smaller and lighter which takes some getting used to but it works. Looking forward to picking up the hollowpoint in orange in a couple months. Oakley still makes the best/coolest watches around. Definitely cool to be wearing a watch that not many people have.
tmsorrel1 -
Frame: White,Smoke w/ Text
Lens: Jade, Grey Polarized

I like these however I feel that they are a little tight for me, espcially when compared to a gascan which fit creat. I wish the icon was interchnageable.
Derpitty -
Really nice watch. I'm a big fan of how hefty this watch feels. It doesn't look too big or over-sized either. Perfect size, perfect weight. Just make sure to set the date really, really carefully and take your time. I broke the movement in mine by setting the date too quickly. $150 later, I've learned my lesson.
Ryan -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Violet Iridium
This pair is probably the sharpest pair of Oakley's I own. The violet Iridium lesnes are so sweet. In certain light they will change from purple to blue. I highly reccomend this frame/lens combonation in any pair of oakley's.
mpullins -
Looking to buy Crankcase??
anonymous -
received the polished/black last week from oakleyvault. i really like the styling (semi sporty and functional utility), weight (on the heavy end of the spectrum), and features (time, date, rotating bezel, etc.). removed 5 bracelet links for best fit. bezel rotates counterclockwise at 1/2 minute increments in solid sounding clicks. bracelet links are solid steel and make up about 1/3 the total weight of the watch. crown is the screw-down type. i have been very pleased with this watch in the limited time i have had it so far.
TimSka -
I just got a 3 hand Crankcase and it's amazing. Very hot watch. It's heavy but I'm a big guy so it works for me. My only beef is that there is no adjustments on the clasp. Every other bracelet type watch that I ever owned had some easy clasp adjustments and there are no Oakley watch dealers within a reasonable distance from me so I had to do some creative engineering to get the watch fit/ Otherwise, it's a solid, gorgeous watch.
Oakley watch guy -
This picture is wrong. this picture has pushers ( buttons) I don't know how this was done maybe photoshop'd ?
HED4JC -
Bought this watch in a heart beat with the 80% off promo oakleyvault.com had a few years back. Came with a very nice presentation box and the bezel looks like you can turn it and the bracelet clasp is very unique.
o-vested -
This is an awesome watch! It's not too heavy and fits great.
Oakley watch guy -
This picture is wrong. this picture has pushers ( buttons) I don't know how this was done maybe photoshop'd ?
The Game -
Frame: Black w/ Silver History Text
Lens: Chrome Iridium Polarized

The fit of this frame falls between the fuel cell and the gascan. It's as wide as the fuel cell while the front is as tall as the gascan. I've been a fan of the gascan for a while now but I like the coverage of the fuel cell. It was too much coverage for me because they ended up sitting on my cheeks. The crankshaft fixes this problem for me. I went the this color combo because I've never had a text frame or a chrome polarized lens. Along with the chrome icons it makes the lenses really stand out. I look foward to more color combinations and special editions.
Pure275 -
These frames look like a filled-in version of the weird Crankcase, and I wasn't a fan of that model's open-air temple style, so this was a rather welcome change. That said, the style is still in the motorcycle-goggle range. The fit is snug around smaller heads which is a plus if you are going to use these in active settings. It is July 2014 as I write this and the only downside to this model being out for just three months is that Oakley Vaults don't stock replacement lenses yet...
LEX7 -
this is stupid, this colour is practically identical to the ivory colour that comes in the eye jacket.
i think the only reason they changed the name of this frame colour is so it can be teamed with the name of its model
FATCAT!
Pander -
Cream has a more classic feel when compared with pearl or plain polished white. Nontheless, it really finishes great with a pair of gold / bronze lenses and a gold icon.
BrianJ1888 -
I like this one. Nice and Neutral, not as glaring as Pearl. It's, as Lex said, basically the Ivory/Straight color from the EyeJacket. Judging by the Straight designation, I would imagine that this is the color of O-Matter before dyes are added.
Dann -
A standard color. I agree that there was no need to change the name, but it does seem a little warmer than the Pearl color. Looked better when I took out the gold lenses and put Black in.
jumpman73 -
I got these in the Fatcats. I really fell in love with the cream color. It was a different option than my usual white frames that I enjoy so much. The cream color looks real clean.
Ian -
I've loved this color since it was called Ivory, back in the day. It's always just looked good with Gold Iridium. You can't go wrong.
Synergy -
Shipped out my glasses pretty quickly. Shame they don't offer any apparel or anything as expansive as most other dealers.
tank -
Frame: Ti Burnt Copper
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

Just got these and they look amazing. Much lighter than the normal crosshairs with a much better feel to the frame in general. You will probably tend to forget your wearing them they're so comfortable. I haven't tried the lens too much but it definitaly feels good on the eyes. I'm looking forward to really wearing these.
EnergyShiftX -
Frame: White
Lens: Titanium Iridium Polarized

I bought the white with G30 at first but ended up not liking G30 and put in Titanium Iridium Polarized lenses instead. The Crosshair fits great, its not too heavy, and the ear socks aren't too big so it doesn't stick to your head when you try to take them off, but will still hold on your face if your playing or some other activity. The lenses are a perfect shape, not too big like the aviator.

The white frame does kind of look like a custom job, but i think thats what i like most about it, my only complaint would be Oakley once again putting a white icon on a white frame, it looks nice, but a chrome icon would be much better.

Titanium Iridium is the best lens for the Crosshair in my opinion. Way better than black iridium because titanium is a high contrast lens, it pick up colors and shapes a lot better than black iridium which is neutral. Plus the Titianium has a very nice mirrored effect when in bright sunlight, so you can barely see your eyes through the glasses, which i know is an issue with a lot of people.
sparra -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Dark Grey

I've only seen these, not tried them on, but they look pretty good, a pleasent surprise from the O.
dan-E -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

In my earlier review of this model I wrote "The artfully molded earstems are beautifully done, and that hole for the Icon is a perfect visual accent. However, not the best fit for my big head." The aesthetic appeal is still there.

For whatever reason, this pair that I tried on fit way better. Last time I tried them on, they sat a little low on my small nose so the lower corners touched my cheeks. This pair sat just about perfectly so that the only time my cheeks touched them is when I would smile.

Still not a fan of the aviator style though.
Pez -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Amber Black Iridium Polarized
Sweet! Totally retro love the look. The amber polarized are sort of crazy, but they are very nice. I originally purchased the crosshair S's and decided to try these as well. I had tried the original crosshairs, but didn't like the fit. I must have tried a funky pair, because these ones fit perfect. These have got to be the most ideal lenses for those slightly overcast days after rain has caused the roads to be very glaring. Among my top favorites.
Plan-B -
Frame: Silver Ducati
Lens: Black Iridium

I'll start off by saying that I've never been a big fan of "aviator" style sunglasses. I've always felt that they looked way to old and stuffy. So the Crosshairs were never in my... uh... crosshairs when it came to adding to my Oakley fleet. I was at one of my local O Stores a few weeks ago because I wanted to pick up my 2nd pair of Canteens (was eyeing the Rust/VR28 combo) and the bright red Icons of the Ducati Crosshairs caught my attention. I tried them on and when I looked in the mirror, I realized that these didn't look as old or stuffy as I used to think. Leave it to Oakley to really modernize a classic design. In the end, it was the red Icon and red earsocks that made me a convert.

I did have to spend a lot of time working the earstems before they became comfortable enough for me to wear. The bend that's supposed to make them work with headsets pinched into my temples and made them a bit painful on me. After a bit of trial and error (as well as nearly burning myself a few times), I finally got them to fit reasonably comfortably.
DarkJuliet -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any

Fits me better than the Warden. For those who are Die-hard Ray-ban aviator fans, these might be equivalent to the Caravan series. Little more side coverage though.
dan-E -
Frame: Ducati Silver
Lens: Black Iridium

The classic Aviator style given an update the way only Oakley could do it and the finished product is quite attractive. The artfully molded earstems are beautifully done, and that hole for the Icon is a perfect visual accent.

However, not the best fit for my big head. It's not at all bat but the Wardens sit better. And really, I was never really enamored with aviator style frames.
Perkasa -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: VR50 to Brown Transition

I needed an aviator photochromic sunglasses to replace my 11 year old photochromic aviator. They are expired as chemical in photochromic lenses usually stops working after few years. So I gave this model a chance.

Pros:
- The coverage is excellent. No significant light leak, and no blindspots like Gascan.
- The lenses sit at the perfect distance from my eyes. My Razrwire sits to low it lets light leak from the top, while my Square Wire sits to close my eyelashes leave greasy marks everytime. No problem at all with Crosshair.

Cons:
- I just realised it's not "traditional" aviator
- Colour is not blingy enough, but this is the only one available with the Transitions lenses.
- Fit is to tight, wearing it for half an hour will leave mark on my temple for another half an hour. Wearing it for two hours gives me headache (literally). Wearing it on top of my head (when indoor) gives me headache in ten minutes. I guess I am just too used to Spring Hinge.
- The lens fit is like third party job (which is possible being Transitions Optical lenses). Near the nose bridge I can see the edge of the lens, even the grinding. It is like the lenses are thicker than the frame at the edge!
- What is with this Transitions Optical logo? I can see it from inside and I feel like scratching it every time. The "Oakley" etching on my Razrwire is not noticable from inside.

Conclusion
I wanted a blingy traditional aviator with photochromic lenses. The fact that it is not traditional (people who see me keep saying it is not aviator), it is not blingy enough, and the lenses do not perform as I expected (please refer to my review on VR50 to Brown Transitions). The extremely tight fit adds to these problems.

2 out of 5, saved by the great coverage and great lens distance from my eyes.

If I knew the problems above (one can only try frames so long at sunglasses shop), I would buy a "polished gold" Warden, and replace the lenses with third party photochromic product.
Airborne -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Titanium Iridium Polarized

Trying on the regular Crosshairs in a store, I thought the shape was awesome, but the weight was too much. After discovering that the same frames were available in a lighter material, I ordered the Titanium version straight away. The lighter version does not disappoint; it's comfortable and stunningly beautiful.

The frame fits very well, and has a subtle grip better than previous wires I've tried. It stays on without being bothersome. These will be my casual frames going forward, while my Half Jackets will do workout duty while I cycle and run.
evan.carrigan -
Frame: White
Lens: G30

I like these a lot and I didn't expect to. Very cool shades, especailly for a girlfriend. Fits like a glove.
adrian13 -
Frame:Titanium
Lens: Titanium Iridium polarized

Lightest pair i have that isn't call zero. Love the titanium frame for the color too. Lenses are so amazingly clear and sharp. Enhances contrast and is great for driving. My second pair of crosshairs and I'm loving 'em more everyday.My go-to pair for dress-up ocassions.
LEX7 -
Frame:White
Lens:G30

before i saw these this was the crosshair that i was most excited about.
unfortunately when you look at these in real life they are ugly, the white frame looks very weird specially with the g30 lens.
its not even a nice shiny white its a matte white.
i dunno who is gonna like these.
LEX7 -
Frame:Chrome
Lens:VR28 Black Iridium

these are the sexy ones, i am 100% gonna get these when i next see them.
the chrome is very nice, super shiny but because the crosshair frame is so thin it doesnt look stupid.
teamed with a great lens this is by far the best crosshair out.
LEX7 -
Frame:Pewter
Lens:Black Iridium

these were my second favourite, if your going for that understated look then you should go for these but cos i like to be a little more stylish these are too boring for me.
the pewter frame is alot less boring than the black but these dont really stand out.
LEX7 -
Frame:Silver
Lens:Dark Grey

i didnt really like these as the silver frame teamed with the grey lens makes these look rather plain, it would have been much better if these came with a more colourful lens like a persimmon or ice but sadly they are stuck with the boring dark grey.
Darth_Icon -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Fade (Gradient)
Any one who does not love these is stuck in the 90's. Fire, Ice, all that stuff is played. These glasses are the sickest. Great style, fit, and the detail on the temple is unparalled. Check them out, and if you have any sense of style, you too will agree. Nathan, you hit the nail on the head, this is the Avaiator for our Generation.
Drew -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Dark grey
Been wearing square wires for years and decided to try something different. These offer much more coverage, without looking like big, dorky old-school aviator glasses. Definitely a modern twist on an classic. Frame is stylish, light-weight, and very comfortable, and the lenses provide great protection, even in the brightest of conditions. Highly recommended.
bong -
Frame: all
Lens: all

i tried a few Crosshairs a few weeks ago, and i'm surprised i like my Wardens better... i think it's the overall lens shape on the Wardens that work better for me. i do like the Crosshair's hinge and earstem design though... love the hole through the icon.
Rick -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium
Wow, these are awesome. They border more on the fashion side, but not in a feminine way like the Dartboards. They have an obvious aviator influence, but it an updated aviator style that has a retro feel as well as a modern feel. Big lenses, nicely detailed arms. My wife and I share this pair and we have both been impressed by it thus far. Highly recommend.
Rick -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Dark Grey
A more toned-down combo compared to the Chrome/VR28 pair I also own. The coolest "cop glasses" I've ever seen. They are a relatively simple style, yet they are unique to most of the other bigger-framed aviators out there. No one has a reason to buy Ray Ban now!
Scot -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Dark Grey
Great modern take on the classic avaiator. Love them for casual and driving. Great light coverage, not not all that well fit for anything more sporty. The GF doesn't like em, I love em!
Jay Ho -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Irid Polarized

The style is nice and updated from normal aviator. I really like that and that was the main purpose of my purchase. I also love Oakley's earstems. These were shaped and detailed and just hot. The glasses grps my M-L head well but the lens seem just a touch too big for my Asian face. They tend to touch heavy on my cheeks. But I can live with that as I have plenty of glasses to rotate through so these would not be a daily bother.
Now the lenses are a different story. One, really dark so be prepared if you are buying without trying. Unless strong sun is abound, may be bit too dark for some. I really wasn't impressed with the polarization either. Lots of rainbow, and pretty colors, and am I on acid??? I haven't had this issue with my other polarized lenses(VR28 blk irid, Ti irid, Grey, tung irid) so why these? I just picked up the same lens color in Nano 1.0's so I will have to see if there was a problem in production.
I do like the glasses overall, but the lens situation makes it hard to love them.
Oak -
The Crosshairs are very nice. Overall, the frame is not as nice as the Wardens (wish it would've had the engraving at the top of the bridge) but close. The earstems are excellent, though. Hopefully this will lead into many other aviator styles from Oakley.
sparra -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Gradient

Tried these thinking I wouldn't like them - but to my surprise they are actually very cool, fit nicely and much, much better than the Warden. Certainly a good purchase to add to your collection.
BrianJ1888 -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any

I'm gonna go against the grain from what's been said and say that I like the Warden better. But, I have a smaller face than most.
kingphilbert -
Frame: Grey
Lens: Dark Grey

I just found these in my closest OPD. Fantastic glasses in person. The lens shape is 10x nicer than the round style you would be used to seeing. Even nicer than the Warden. The earstem cut is amazing. Very stylized. I'm really liking the look that O has been giving their metal stems starting with the Romeo 2. They sit very well on my face and the Warden hadn't. They're light weight and hold well. If these cross your path def give them a try.
OsmosisJones -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Dark Gray

Not too huge of a fan, I own a pair, but got a good deal on them. They're the epitome of dull. I prefer toe Chrome/VR28's. They definately bring out style of aviators with Oakley mixed in.

x-metalman -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any
Looks nicer and more styled than the Warden. I'll have to try it on for sure. I've always wanted a aviator frame but was never really crazy about the Warden.
Oak -
Frame: White
Lens: HI Blue

Special custom done for Oakley for a band. Awesome pair. Love the lenses and the aviator style.
Ijon__Tichy -
Frame:Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

I love these. The design is awesome and the stems make you realize that oakley is still able to make nice looking and awesome fitting stems (compared to the gascan-fives 3.0 rubbish).

I'm looking for a Silver/Dark Grey Combination, because the dark grey lenses look awesome, more like army green. Titanium/Titanium sounds also very nice... damn, for me this is the hottes Wire out there!
Ijon__Tichy -
Frame: Ti Burnt Copper
Lens: VR 28 Black Iridium Polarized
In my opinion the usual Crosshair is great. Good weight, good fit, nice shape and design. But this Ti Crosshair is even way better! The weight is incredible, the frame is flexing better than the non-Ti-one, the VR28 BI Pol lenses look way nicer (better, Titanium Iridium-like mirror) and the fit is just as good as the "usual" one. The only "negative" is that these shades are so light-weight that I often think I may break/bend the frame by mistake.
Definately a must-have.
oogie -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black polarized

For anyone interested in the Wardens but found the fit to be too large, the Crosshair is for you! These fit very great, not as droopy as the Wardens lens. I really like the black/black irid polarized frame combination.
evan.carrigan -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black


Absolutely wicked. Like really slick. Awesome ear steams,lens, frame, everything. Great fashion shade.,,,
Dann -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black

Finally got to try these on. I wasn't impressed with the Warden, but these seem very well built. The stems give the impression of immense strength and durability, and the orbitals aren't half bad either. Probably one of the best built Wires short of the T Wire.

edit: The Ducati version, much like the Zero, makes this pair really a must have item. I could let it go before, but now, I think I may have to go out and snag it.
Ed -
Frame: All
Lens: All

While I'm not a fan of aviator styles, I tried the Crosshair anyway just to say I did. The earstems are beautiful... sculpted hammer styling and "hollow" icon. The lenses are quite large. Surprisingly, they didn't hit my cheeks as I expected unless I smiled or squinted. The glasses are lightweight considering the size of the lenses. If you like aviators, these are definitely worth a look.

DisturbedEarth -
Frame: Silver/Ducati Edition
Lens: Dark Grey

Bought these on a whim and they have quickly became one of my favorite pair...wasn't crazy about them at first but a very cool "classic" look with a new millenium design - the fit is simply awesome. Highly recommend!
TekDragon -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: VR28
With the resurgence of the Aviator style, I've been waiting for Oakley to make a pair and while the Warden was first this one is better. A nice update to the Avaitor and a great color combo too. One of my newest pairs and quickly becoming one of the most worn as well.
O.T.T. -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Grey

I have had a pair of RB aviators for about 10 years and nothing Oakley did in a wire (short of the warden which just made me look weird) could beat them for coverage. Then came the crosshair. I was going to get a black iridium pair but the one pair my OPD had left was slightly scratched and I couldnt be bothered waiting. All of my O's (with the exception of my HI Blue fours) have transmission rates of +/- 10% so it was good to get the grey lenses for an in between.

The earstems look amazing and the build quality makes them feel very sturdy.
cycling-pablo -
Frame: pewter
Lens: black iridium
I first did not like these glasses just due to the fact that I didn't really like the aviator thing. I ended up getting these from a friend who thought he liked them but then realized that he would rather have cheap-o wally world shades that he could trash (!?!?!?!) and just gave these to me because of my o love! So, I have been wearing then and actually really like them - just shows that the more you look at something the more its true inner beauty shines outward!
EastCoast -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

Maybe I was too generous with my other eyewear reviews. This deserves a 5 and is far beyond many other Oakley eyewear I've tried. It's incredibly sturdy, looks the business, and the price is very good (read: appropriate) for a wire. I don't miss spring hinges - the arms don't flop around at all.

As for the colourway, it's one of the best for Crosshair. Some more Iridium options would be welcome (Gold, Slate, etc.).

I can't find anything wrong with this glass.
LEX7 -
Frame:Titanium Burnt Copper
Lens:VR28 Black Iridium


I never found crosshairs comfortable enough for long periods of time, but these are lighter than air.
so comfortable you cant even tell your wearing them.
great frame colour and matched prefectly with the VR28 black lens.
Bring on some more combos in TI versions cos i gotta get some more of these.
Rick -
Frame: Berry
Lens: G30 Titanium Iridium
This is another Japanese Exclusive. I was told that only 100 pairs were made, but I can't confirm that as of yet. Regardless, this is a very cool combination. It has an overall feminine quality about it due to the color of course, but there's nothing saying a guy can't pull it off. It will be interesting seeing how this G30 Titanium Iridium lens performs in the coming days. Retail cost was JPY 19,000 (USD $175)
BrianJ1888 -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Ti Polarized

This is my new favorite in my collection. I'm actually a fan of the aviator style, except the classic RayBan aviators are really uncomfortable because of the heavy glass lenses. I was wearing a pair of Wardens, but they're still heavier than a plastic frame. These though, are another story all together. They are really light enough to forget you're wearing them. Interestingly, these seem to fit my head better than the non-Ti Crosshair, although I think it's the weight difference making them seem more comfortable.
Rick -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black/Clear Gradient
I picked these up mostly for the Matte Black frame. I think it is a classy frame and it really looks good paired with this gradient lens. I thought it would be more "glammy" but it is quite subtle. I am sure this one will get a lot of everyday use. Full marks.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR28 Gold Iridium

Awesome pair of shades. The fit is superb and the style is excellent. The polished gold frame looks very nice. VR28 Gold iridium is awesome too offering excellent clarity. These grow on me as the days go on.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Titanium Burnt Copper
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

Awesome pair of shades. I really like this design. The VR28 Black Iridium is a very nice looking pair of lenses as well. I would prefer other color options for the frame than this one. Eye coverage is excellent and the thinness of the frame is sweet.
jumpman73 -
Frame: White
Lens: G30

I gave these an extra star because of the white frame. Its a little wierd looking to have white as a color option for this frame. It almost looks like a custom paint job. Still, I'm a sucker for the white frames and having G30 makes it even nicer.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

Not to shabby. Awesome design of course. The polished chrome is a really nice color option for a frame. Really looks good in the sun. The VR28 Black Iridium is a very nice lens option as well. These shades have excellent function as well as looking good in the sun. Great eye coverage and awesome light weight.
takashi11 -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

polished chrome...vr28 black iridium. This is definitely my ideal combo for the crosshair. Saw Kimi Raikkonen(F1 driver) wear them, and they just looked awesome. On him and on me. These can easily match a wide range of clothes, unlike some of the other oakleys I have.
Ofan -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

This has a very classy Aviator look, it's too bad that it doesn't work on me when I wear it.
dirtjump_boy -
Frame: Ducati Silver
Lens: Black iridium
My first wire.Very nice aviator design wich stands out from the rest of the competitors.They fit me excelent i wear them iven when i do sports
Pander -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Beautifull updated classic! I am usually not that attracted to big sunglasses, but these are just great. Not too big like a lot out there. Just right. The coverage is very good. The black combo makes it a nice and traditional pair. 4 out of 5 because it's still a little bit too much of a fashion item instead of a true Oakley.
EclipseEgo7John -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Titanium Iridium Polarized

I custom ordered these Crosshairs as my Christmas present this year and they are everything I expected them to be and more. The frame is wonderfully crafted and the icon (which I custom ordered to be chrome) is a great accent. The pictures of the Titanium Iridium Polarized lenses on Oakley.com looked more brown than the actual lenses. While I couldn't tell from online pictures, the lenses are actually very mirror-like in sunlight. They are very comfortable and I can wear then all day long. These are the coolest Oakley frames I've worn/seen to date. Total satisfaction.
john -
Charcoal/Black

Wow, I'm first.

I really like these -- they're light and comfortable and they look nice for casual wear. I'm replacing my old ratty pair of sneakers with them, and these look a lot nicer. They're awesome for driving, too.

My one complaint is that they look a little funny to the wearer. From the right side or the left side they look fine, but from above (wearer's point of view) the leather (charcoal on mine) looks lopsided on the toe. That's a minor complaint though, and only matters to the wearer.
adrian13 -
Frame: chrome
Lens: vr28
my current fav! took a classic look and made it cool. the lens are great. blocks out the light and enhances contrast. images look so sharp. excellent lens for sports. frames is thin but has so far stood up well. dying to get the Ti crosshair though.
Tick -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium
Such a great glass! Sure Aviators have been done forever but superior fit & a touch of Oakley design flavor separate these from the rest. Details such as the slightly squared off Orbitals to the stylized Earstems are what set these apart from traditional aviators. Great fit, great frame colors, great lens colors, & customizable...Oakley has placed their Crosshairs on the style target & hit a bullseye!
chris97 -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Just picked these up at Nordstrom (mismarked at $110,couldnt pass them up) and I love them, My first aviator style glasses. I never thought I could pull them off. The fit is nice and snug and they arent heavy on my face. Side coverage is good as well
vindicator -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

The Crosshair's design is an excellent twist to the old faithful Aviators. I'd have to say the Crosshair is automatically another Oakley Classic, the same way the aviator design has been around for generations. Great Oakley-fied look to a great eyewear design. 5 stars
jclau00 -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: VR50 to Brown Transition
Lots of coverage and sits comfortably. VR50 is light enough for shade or even indoors. Brown is dark enough for bright sunlight. Wish it had iridium coat though. The lens transition occurs gradually and not really noticeable. One negative about transition is that car windows block most UV rays, so the lens doesn't darken in the car. Otherwise, I'm very satisfied.
Oakley The Men BR -
Frame:Titanium
Lens: Titanium Iridium Polarized

IDIOMA PORTUGUES!

Acho o Oakley Crosshair o Oakley presiso entre o O-Matter e a linha X-Metal,o aço é exposto trazendo mais robustidade,minha lente Titanium Polarized traz a total convniencia de qualquer estação e ambiente
CaptainD -
Frame:Pewter
Lens:Black Iridium
I bought these out of impulse on ebay, and i am extremly glad i did. I have 3 other O's and these are by far my favorite. I was skeptical when i first saw them because i thought there was no way they would fit a smaller face but they do and look great in the process. The frame is not real heavy, and the earsocks keep a perfect fit without squeezing. They are not really an aviator but i can see the connection they have to an avaitor. They are more square but they have nice curves. Overall a great pair of shades.
tuRonz -
Frame: Silver/Ducati
Lens: Black Iridium

PRO: Great Frame and lense. Looks very nice and stylish, specially the red logo and the unobtranium.

CONS: Fit is a little too tight. Wearing it for an hour made it a bit uncomfortable particulary near the ear area. They should have use spring hinges.
dregz01 -
Frame: silver
Lens: dark grey

Comfortable to wear, light, wide scope of lens vision, stylish in a way because they got a big lenses. Not flashy type(because its not mirrored or iridium). I love its simplicity with uniqueness of lens cut(crosshair got a signature cut lenses!)

I own a juliet, xx, romeo 1&2...I can't deny that this crosshair is my favorite!

BullyVW -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium

A great, lightweight aviator style sunglass for any use. I find myself wearing these more often then some of my others, only because of the great look and the classy nature of the design. The ear stems harken back to the days of original A-wires, but aren't nearly as bulky. The lenses aren't huge, but provide good coverage. Overall....a great pair.
Dann -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Titanium Polarized

Oh why have I waited so long (well SaC pricing helps). The combination of a Ti frame and polarized addition to the already superb Titanium lens prove to make this one of the most useful pair of glasses. I had normally been exclusively using the Flak and Half Jacket, not so much bothering with Wires, but these have been on my head non-stop for the past week since I got them, with no signs of slowing down. They work well in almost any situation, and are great going unde a helmet when riding a bike. They also look great in addition to performing well. Highly recommended.
Dwcfastrice -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: Ruby

This is my 3rd pair of wearable Crosshairs. I've always been a fan of the aviator style of sunglasses and was very happy when Oakley introduced its take on aviators. The Ruby idirium coating REALLY turns heads but it's not a "stock" colorway. I had to get this through the OCP program at my local Vault store. The chrome frame is bendable, so I was able to bend them a bit to the point where they don't pinch as much as "stock" from the factory. I also replaced the gunmetal icons that came with the frame with a pair of red icons from one of my other sets of crosshairs. I would highly recommend these glasses. They're super lightweight and look great with a suit or with casual clothing. As they are "Wires", they do tend to bend easily, so using these for rough sports isn't recommended.
Daniel from Brazil -
Frame: DUCATI
Lens: DUCATI
These are a very beautiful eyewear but I sent 2 times to Oakley warranty because the icon was peeling!
So people if u wanna buy a Oakley DON'T BUY THE DUCATI SERIES, my girlfriend's RIDDLE scratched the icon too!!
Kododrummer -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Titanium Polarised

Second pair of Crosshairs I've owned (first pair were Black/Black Iridium Polarised, bit plain looking but functionally fantastic). By far and away the most comfortable pair in my collection. They're light and fit fantastically well. Excellent coverage, though not as good as my X-Metal XX's, though they probaly suit ny larger than average head better.

Love the look too. Never been able to get away with aviator styles before, but these are just enough in the ratio of height/width to get way with it for me.

Only regret - I wish the lens tint was darker, great for cloudy,hazy or overcast days, but it can get awfully bright here in Western Australia and in those conditions, compared to the previous Crosshair Black Iridium Polarised I used to have before (and broke I'm sad to say), they just don't cut the glare down enough.
BiGCoB -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium

One of my mostly worn sunglasses.
They fit my big head very well, even better than my Warden.
Pewter/Black Ir color combo is very classy and a "go everywhere" style.

Only four on five skull for the double nosebridge junture on the orbitals which could have been worked on better.


Toniclonic -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any
The versatility of these frames is phenomenal. They look great and can be used in pretty much any situation. I love how they come in a ton of different lens and frames options. But the titanium frames are like half the weight as all of the other frames. And for an aviator style frame the visual cover rocks.
Rumblefish -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black iridium

I could not afford the matte black/Iridium at the time so I settled for the pewter/black iridium. Still awesome!! For me, this style is just right. Better in design than the basic aviators from Ray Ban. Totally cool!!
Andy -
Frame: pewter and silver
Lens: black iridium & dark grey

I have the 2 frame/lense combos as indicated....these are the best shades i've bought in a long time, a really timeless, perpetually cool style that would looks great from any angle. A really greta lense shape. These fit very well if you have large head as i do. I believe these are spec'd by oakley as for medium/large faces but i think they look better on bigger people with large melons. Anywho, well done oakley!
X-fan -
Frame: Ducati
Lens: Ducati

These are an excellent purchase. Great field of vision and smart/relaxed look to them. Next to my ruby Juliets, these are a close second!
Farlius -
Frame: Chrome with White Unobtainium Earsocks
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

Striking pair of Oakley 'Aviators'. They've got classic aviator style without looking like they're off the rack at Walgreens. Very sturdy, large eye coverage, tight fit. I switched to the white earsocks and they look even better; the Chrome and White is very bright and clean. I get many compliments in public.
SageA -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Gold Iridium Polarized

Custom. Love the look of the black against gold. Fit is great (although I would have like an Asian fit version better). Hated Aviator style glasses until I tried these. Look great, very retro, and I can dress up with them or down. The only nag I have is that iridium lenses scratch very easily (dropped off a table once and the lens was trash). It would be nice to have more options for non iridium lenses.

Still I loved these enough to spring for a second pair as back ups and two more sets of lenses (one to replace the scratched pair and one as back ups).

rigor_mortiz -
Frame: pewter
Lens: black iridium

if you want an aviators, you cant go wrong with the crosshair. perfect size lenses, and looks great on people with oblong shaped faces. very good driving shades, feels durable. only thing i don't like about it is that when i wear it for long period of times, i find it somehow uncomfortable with the wire frame squeezing my face, maybe i'm just not used to it since i usually wear my monster dog and plate. but overall, they are cool sunglasses if you think rayban aviators are too big for you and if you want sunglasses to match your office attire.
farmer -
Frame: titanium
Lens: titanium iridium polarized
awesome glasses, just picked them up at oakley vault for way under a hundred. I usually wear the splice, flak jacket or the old xmetal juliets which i sold after 7 years, god love ebay. love th slight contrast in the lens it took a few hours to get used to the contrasted/polarized lens coming from black iridium plain lens for 8 years. im sold on them
Ian -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium

These are at local Vaults for a fraction of the original cost. For some reason, they were never too popular, and they can be found all over. I was stoked to get these, as I had been converted to the aviator frames after scoring a cheap Felon, because they just looked better than the other frames in this style. Try before you buy. They're not for everyone, but they're definitely for me.
Marcio Ribeiro -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black iridium

my second pair! After the half jackets, now i need something not so sporty, so i pick up these, feels nice and confortable, look´s different from the other kind of aviators, it´s very light and also fits pretty well in medium-size faces.
LIEUTENANT -
Frame: Black chrome
Lens: Amber black iridium polarized

I somehow feel that I have commited a blasphemy,since just a few months ago,I couldn't even think wearing anything else than a square wire as a formal pair of oakleys,but I couldn't resist to the crosshair.Oakley's take on the aviator design is extraordinary,and they really look like heavy duty industrial grade machines.It's obvious that nothing can destroy these things,since they're thick and rigid.But they're elegant too,while they keep elements from other renowned oakleys.The earstems are pure romeo and x metal xx,and the squared aviator orbital patern is round where it's supposed to be,and squared also whered it's supposed to be.It normally compliments round/oval faces like mine,but I thing that the crosshairs will look good on anybody.The fit is really good and tight,but unlike the titanium counterparts,they do squeeze a lot after a few hour on the head,and this is really annoying,if you consider that as a rather casual pair they should be more convenient.You aint gonna run on the track with these.Another disadvantage is that their earstems are short compared to older oakleys,up to the point that the earsocks just manage to touch my head,otherwise they would be totally useless.These shades are a good reason to make a deviaton from the classical stuff and buy something newer,but for the last two disadvantages,specially the squeze,I'll give them a 3.But they are pretty,and the coverage is great nevertheless.
flyer -
Black chrome frame with ruby clear iridium.
I'm at a loss for words to describe how downright sexy these sculpted beauties look in black chrome!
When folded on the shelf, the reflections from the myriad angles of the earstems create sparkles and flares of colour...
I've not seen a light show like it since the '70s!!
These sculpted wires are an endless joy to look at. They are light, and feel rigid and comfortable on the face. The lenses are rather large, the squared-oval lens shape is an acquired taste suiting a bigger face, but they give excellent wrap/coverage for such a stylish pair of glasses.
The Oakley "O" is pierced through the earstems, adding an elegant focal point. A carbon fiber "O" would look oh so cool...
PaulT00 -
Frame/Lens: Matte Black/Black Iridium Polarized, Pewter/Amber Black Iridium Polarized (replacement lenses), Titanium Burnt Copper/VR28 Black Iridium Polarized.

I didn't like these at all when they came out, but now they're one of my favourite designs. The regular frames are solid and quite weighty, but they give great coverage and fit well on me (quite a large head). Although the shape is described as 'aviator' these are not your father's aviator sunglasses. The shape is quite unique. The arms grip quite well - because of the crank in them they tend to contact the temples, but I don't find that uncomfortable. Others may find they grip too tightly.

The Ti frames are a lot lighter, as expected, and much springier than the regular ones. I'm not sure which I prefer - they both have their good points. With either frame they fit so snugly and stay put so well that I just forget I'm wearing them.

My favourite lens in these is the Amber Black Iridium Pol which is a crazy lens - very high contrast and cuts the glare too.
anonymous -
Frame:
Lens:
None even bought it yet: Wana know if its worth price. thanks!
Wookieman -
In short, what a dissapointment. While the build quality is there allowing 2 stars, the styling is a major letdown. It appears Oakly has taken a great frame (the original Crosshair) then whitewashed it and sanitized it so that it fades into the background. When I first saw the 2.0 sitting in the store I thought someone had put a Ray-Ban in with the Oakleys. There is nothing in this frame, not a bend in the metal, not a contour in the lense that says "Oakley." Even conservative styles such as the whisker and square wire have something in the styling that sets them apart from the herd. If you want something really conservative this may be for you, otherwise stick with the original if you want something that is distinctly Oakley.
Ostermann -
Frame: ALL
Lens: ALL

A big dissapointment indeed. I must agree on Wookieman's review. We waited many weeks in the shop for this model to come, and we all were quite disapointed of the overall look of the glasses. Of course I must say taste is individual, so some people might find this as a nice pair.

Seen in contrast to the "old" Crosshair, I personal think the 2.0 is too "feminine".
Ed -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

A fine addition to the Crosshair family, more sleek and sophisticated compared to the original. The shape of the lenses is much more square and less angular than traditional aviator styles, so while it looks less like a true aviator, it seems to be friendlier to a wider range of face shapes and sizes. The nosebridge appears to be carried over exactly from the original, which does a good job of tying this model in with its predecessors. In contrast, the earstems are completely new, with a straight shape rather than a hammer, and unique Unobtainium that is flared at the end instead of the more traditional but generic tapered shape. The icon is still "hollow", but instead of being a separate piece, it is now sculpted right into the earstem, much like the Spoke RX frame. This is actually what drew me to Crosshair 2.0 since I already wear the Spoke. It provides a really clean, blended look that I wish Oakley would use more often in their wire frames.

As usual, the Polished Chrome frame has a bright, brilliant, almost jewel-like finish to it. The VR28 Black lenses seem to have a more noticeable, more reflective Iridium coating than we have seen lately. It may just be a batch-to-batch variation, but I like the effect. From the outside, it almost looks like Titanium Iridium under certain conditions.
OsmosisJones -
Frame: All
Lens: All

I have to give this 2 BIG thumbs up. It's been a while since I walked into a store and tried on a pair of O's that I HAD to have that instant. The polished chrome/VR28 Crosshair 2.0 has done that to me.

While keeping with the original styling and then cleaning it up to make it more of a "classy" look, Oakley did a great job on their rendition of an aviator frame. As a die-hard Crosshair fan (5 pairs), I was skeptical at first about these but after trying them on I'm in love. I think this is a more of a unique aviator than the Warden.

I'm a huge fan, I just hope they come out with some unique colorways or more iridium lenses.
Toniclonic -
Frame:All
Lens:All
I think calling these a disappointment is very precise. I will admit that Oakley did a good job at enhancing the strength of the ear stems on this model. Other than that I feel everything about this model was done wrong. I mean the signature aviator look was almost completely taken out of the model and the original Crosshair came in a ton of lens/frame combinations. Where these some in simply 5. Overall I'll stick to the originals.
Teddy -
Frame: Lead
Lens: Polarized Black Iridium

This is my first 5 star review. I love these things. The build quality, fit and finish are what you'd expect from Oakley. They're light but still feel solid and substantial. The fit is snug and secure but without pinching and comfortable enough to wear all day. Polarized Black Iridium are my lenses of choice so yeah, they're pretty much perfect.

A word about style - Wookieman's point is well taken. These don't scream "OAKLEY" the way some other frames do like the gascan. These don't scream aviators as much as the original crosshair or the wardens do either. But I'm not sure that's the point. Oakley's just adding a different style to their line. If you want something distinctive or more like a classic aviator, those are available too.

I wear suits most of the time and wanted something a little cleaner, a little more formal that still had Oakley build quality and lenses. The 2.0 fits that bill perfectly. I love 'em. When I'm outside playing sports or hiking, I have other oakleys for that but these fill the roll I want them to perfectly.
Farlius -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: Dark Bronze

Customized frame-lens combo. The polarized bronze, while cool, did not contrast the frames as well as the dark bronze for a 'gold-ish on gold' look I wanted. These are not 'Aviators' like the original Crosshair (which I also have and love) so the similarities end at the name and the bridge/nose pieces. Very comfortable and the polished gold attracts compliments. They are a style in which you need the right shape of head for them to fit and look right. Very contemporary and stylish.
Buggy166 -
Frame: Gold
Lens: Ice Blue Iridium

These glasses are perfect for people that dont have small or angular faces which were and are able to buy and use the first Crosshair.

This version if sleeker and gives off a more elongated rectangular look which is great for people with either big faces in general or with round shaped heads. It carves out lines which aviators and the previous bubble like crosshairs cannot do because theyre meant to add volume to the wearer's face.

These are great because you can choose to equip them for classy events/looks or the casual and sports outing. I went for something in between and its a perfect color combination of both.

The gold frame is just ridiculously good looking and the brown ear tips blend in with my hair as well which makes the glasses seem molded to my head and not stick out like a sore thumb (unlike other oakley over the top styles).

The ice blue iridium gives off a very small hint of purple hue on the edges at times which looks killer with the gold frame (color theory 101 blue-orange/purple-yellow combos works best - this is a perfect in between compromise).

The best part about the gold frame as well is you can sport a bronze or a black lens and it still looks killer. Something you wouldnt be able to pull with a chrome or black frame, not quite anyways. Downside is with a green lens, the gold frame will look off unless you're a leprechaun and have a pot o'gold laying around on St. Patrick's Day.

Either way, the construction is solid, its a perfect shape for people that dont have narrow heads and it can look both classy and sporty depending on your customization preference and color combinations. Also the tips dont scratch the sides of my head unlike the X-Metal Squared does (ever so slightly)

Retail Price $230 CAD
Rafael -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Grey Polarized

Those are perfect! Dressed formal? Don't worry. They will match accordingly.
OAKLEYGARTH -
Frame: lead
Lens: OO blue polarized
A little heavier than the standard crosshair with a little smaller coverage area. Had to get these just for the amazing OO blue lenses. They almost glow
louie boy -
Frame: matte black
Lens: grey polarized

this cross hair 2.0 frame fits so good behind the ears fits nicely on my oval face. the socks grips well when it is wet since i have a very short hair (crewcut)it is very secured i use this shades for my daily driving and motorcycling activities .very good lenses nicely moulded in the temples through the brows and cheekbones. mostly covered up so i don't have problems of wind getting strained my eyes. lenses give me a full protection from the sun, it is very hot during summertime here in manila, philippines. the grey polarized lenses does all the protection i need, not a strain in my eyes. nice shade and killer looks!!
ElMiguel -
Frame: Lead
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I bought a pair of these after my Flak Jackets were stolen. My face looks better with lenses that are more rectangular, so these were a great choice when compared to the original Crosshairs. I also found the nose pads to be a lot more comfortable than my Flak Jackets because they didn't compress into themselves after extended wear.

Obviously there aren't really any striking or unique aspects to the frames other than the ubiquitous Oakley "O", but I don't understand why other buyers were surprised at this. It's obvious from the pictures that these aren't those type of "everyone look at me!" shades. I like them precisely because they're simply designed (but with the Oakley quality one expects) yet sophisticated. They pair perfectly with both everyday wear and formal wear.
PaulT00 -
Frame: Lead; Lens: Emerald Iridium Polarized.

I got these mostly because they had Emerald Polarized lenses (I'm an Emerald fan - I have 7 pairs with the green lenses, 5 polarised and 2 not, plus an emerald slate) but actually I really like them. I've also got the Crosshair 1.0 and the Crosshair S and these are very different - slightly heavier, but a comfortable wraparound fit and what surprised me is the sheer width of those wide, wide wraparound lenses. They look much bigger on me than the Crosshair 1.0s. I don't agree that they're boring, they're quite understated but the overall shape of them is pretty stylised and there is that very wraparound look to them which you don't get with the other Crosshairs. One point deducted because on me, at least, they have to sit just right on my nose or my right eyelashes brush the inside of the lens which drives me mad. However once they are sitting in the right place they're very comfortable and stay put. Very happy with them and may have to invest in another pair or two - maybe an OO blue pol next time.
cisco32 -
I got the black iridium polarized ones. Yes, not the most eye-catching model from the brand, but they do their part. The more rectangular lenses compliment my round face, as compared to the earlier model, and they fit me pretty good. No complaints.
Farlius -
Color: White

Just an easy switch out for self customization. The white stays pretty clean and white. The white goes well with the chrome-ish ness of my Crosshairs. I would like to see a red or blue earsock to go with a Ruby/Fire or Ice lense.
Eddy -
The Crosshair frame (as well as all the other wires) is very suspetible to bending so I would advice against trying to swap lenses out yourself. If you REALLY must get it swapped take it to a dealer.
oogie -
Although not the greatest array of colorways to choose from, I would give heavy consideration to lens changes on the crosshair. the lenses can be difficult to change - and the frame is particularly vulnerable to bending out of shape during the process.
laker-dynasty -
the Oakley Crosshair replacment lense set 13-576, this set is actually the Ti Iridium Polarized set. Just so people know. Great colored lenses, agree that the lenses are difficult to change.
Dwcfastrice -
Purchased the Slate Iridium lenses to replace the lenses in the Pewter/Black Crosshairs that I bought out of the DE case at the local vault store.

Slate is a bit lighter in reflectiveness than Black iridium and the tint is a good general use tint. Withe the silver icons that came with these glasses, the Slate tint works better than the original lens.
Dwcfastrice -
PUrached Ice Iridium lenses to replace the G30 lenses in wthe White/G30 I purchased from the the local Vault store.

The Ice Iridium lens makes the frames stand out and give these glasses more punch. It makes these more "unisex" vs. originally being girly looking with the G30 lens.

Ditto on the frames. I had to bend the frames to match the contour of the lens otherwise, the lenses would not fit properly.

Also, the screws need to be given a lot of car. They do tend to strip rather easily.

ONly 4 out of 5 becuase these really aren't that easy to swap in and out.
Dwcfastrice -
amber black iridium polarized

This is one of my favorite combinations. The amber lens works great in partly cloudy to cloudy conditions. It's a bit harsh in full sunlight, at first. BUt you will get used to it after a while. It's very versatile and one of those "never take off" type lenses that you can use in a wide variety of conditions.
B3 -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Grey

When I was considering the Men's Crosshair, I zeroed in on the matte black pair. After trying them on in the store though, they didn't look right. I decided to try on the Crosshair S just in case, and they fit me much better. Not only do they have a smaller profile, but the straighter stems follow my head's shape smoothly. If you need a smaller option for the Crosshair, try these out. You don't get near as many options to choose from, but it was an easy decision for me after comparing the two models in the mirror.
oogie -
Frame: Berry
Lens: G40 Gradient
I think the Crosshair S provides the perfect alternative to anyone who thought the Crosshair was a bit too much. The colorways appear perfect for the women in your life. Highly recommended - look great and comfy fit.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Black-Violet Gradient

The first thing that got me hooked on these was teh Black-Violet Gradient. I think it has a lot of style and you can wear it casual or wear it formal. The fit of the frame itself is very comfortable. Really light weight. I'm hooked.
Rick -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR28 Gold Iridium
Since I got these for my wife, at least three friends have either picked them up or have said they will. The regular Crosshair is obviously the influence behind this latest "S" version, but the orbital-shape is reminiscent of a Warden. They are great for our small-headed friends and they look great on everyone. This Gold combo is a bit on the "blingy" side but definitely do-able. The other colors look a bit more fun, but you can't really go wrong with any of them. I would like to see Oakley make the Crosshair S with a polarized option though. And perhaps a lens that fights the sun with a bit more gusto. I didn't think I'd be quite as impressed as I am with this one - a very pleasant surprise.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Berry
Lens: G40 Black Gradient

At first I thought these might be to feminine looking for me. I tried them on and they look really nice. The frame is very light weight and the lens option with the G40 black gradient looks awesome.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR28 Gold Iridium

Again, these frames are very light and comfortable to wear. I actually like the Polished Gold Crosshairs better than this pair. But if you would like smaller lenses this is the route to go.
Oak -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR28 Gold Iridium

I absolutely love these things. They fit medium sized heads like mine as well and not just small ones. The orbitals are reminiscent of the Wardens, which is great if you're not into the ones on the Crosshair. The one time I wished Oakley made a model with a Black/Black or Grey lens and it doesn't get produced. Oh well. 5/5 for a quality frame and great fit.
O-Whores -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Black-Violet Gradient

Easily one of my favorite frames. I loved the Crosshair look, but with a Japanese face these are PERFECT. Go great with formal outfits or if you're feeling a little Fear and Loathing. Stunning on women, enticing on men.
dan-E -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR28 Gold Iridium

A slightly smaller, softer Crosshair. These aren't as tall but seem just as wide, so those with small noses or fat cheeks won't have to deal with the 5-point fit (ears, nose, cheekbones) of other models. Thankfully, the beautifully sculpted earstems are left intact from the original Crosshairs and the smaller lenses seem to help them stand out a little more. still not a fan of aviator styles, though.
BullyVW -
Frame: Berry
Lens: G40

I never thought I would love PINK glasses...but I find myself wanting to wear these more and more. I'm not much for the huge glasses so I went with the S instead, and getting them off E-bay for under $45, I couldn't say no.

I love the gradient of the lenses. The frames are light and fit really nicely on my face. I can't say enough about these. Also, it allows me to pull off Oakley wear in a high end, dressed-up setting!
Ed -
Frame: Polished Brown
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

I was never a fan of aviator styles, mainly because most of them were too big or just didn't fit me right. This included Warden and the original Crosshair. With Crosshair S, I decided to give it one more try. The smaller lens size and more rounded shape actually work pretty well for smaller faces. I like that the sculpted earstems with the hole in the center of the icon were carried over from the original. Like most of Oakley's full-rim wire frames, these feel very solid without being too heavy. I'm very happy I tried these out, and I would certainly recommend them to anyone who hasn't had luck with aviators in the past.
Trusader -
Frame: Berry
Lens: G40 Black Gradient

I have been eyeing on this pair of glasses for a year before 1 bought it. I'm glad that I bought because I simply LOVE it! it fits perfectly on my Asian face & the lenses do not distort my vision. one thing that bothers me is that my sis & I have 2 pairs but only one pair has serial number on the frame while the other pair do not have. Bought both from the same store at different time
Farlius -
Frame: Berry
Lens: G40 Black Gradient

First and only pair of wires my Wife has. Good for her smaller face and they have that modified Aviator look that makes Cross hairs so unique. She has found the nose stem have dug into her face after having them on for long periods of time. I think the color scheme is great on this pair, and I'd be interested to see the frame with other types of lense colors.
PaulT00 -
Frame/Lens: Black Chrome/Black-Violet Gradient.

These are an interesting combination which works on me but might not work for other males. Although they're supposed to be ladies' sunglasses, the slightly smaller Crosshair with more rounded contours suits some male faces and the black/violet gradient lens, while it's not an out-and-out bright light sunglass lens, is quite nice as a subdued contrast lens in medium light. The construction is pretty solid and they're snug but comfortable, even on me with a medium-large head (Romeos fit me like a glove, for example). Coverage is less than the full-size Crosshairs, but given the lens isn't a full-on sun lens that's not a problem; I regard these as a fashion statement - a bit like my gen 1 C-wires, they're not for everyday but for when I want something a bit different for a change.
The Game -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Black Grey Gradient

I like the look of the first Crosshair but the fit was terrible. When the 2.0's came out it wasn't any better and should'nt have been called Crosshair. The New Crosshair is awesome. Like mentioned before it feels like my favorite wire, the Inmate.
Pjam -
Frame: crosshair matte, polished and Ducati
Lens:
love my crosshairs, they fit right that's why I got me 3 pairs, great shades, sporty and classy at the same time, enjoy
edge2lyfe -
Frame: Ti-Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Very light weight and very comfortable. I agree with the above statement being similar to the Inmate because of the extra coverage. These are nice looking glasses, the only sad part is they're now made in China.
flyer -
Ti Pewter, black polarized.
Pro:
Lightweight ti wearability.
Typical Oakley ne plus ultra optics and clarity.
Great coverage, with virtually unimpeded peripheral vision.
Artful ti-wire manipulation for an unobtrusive and secure fit on my 7 3/8" noggin.

Con:
I approach Oakley design and rendition as artistry for the face.
This New Crosshair is however, invisible in a sea of Ray-Bans, Maui Jims, and Revos.
I'll retrofit a set of coloured icons/socks or somesuch.
Maybe that'll help.
Jay_X_Bee -
Frame: Black
Lens: Clear
Improved tear-off mounting. Wider-angel viewing. The bomb.
american image -
vision has improved , but on some helmets the standard nosepiece will hit the full face front protector , also when riding for a longer period of time , due to the nosepiece you can moist the inside of the lens.
Bubba series is typical 2006 ; bling bling all the way. you love it or hate it. i wonder if the paint remains on
jumpman73 -
Frame: Tribal - Matte Black
Lens: Clear

I really like these a lot. They are pretty comfy to wear and the foam seems to hold up pretty good. The strap is also quite comfortable to wear. The design of the tribal itself really adds to the style of these goggles. I also like the extra security of the nose piece as well. These offer great peripheral vision and they are pretty light weight.
Slim84 -
Frame: Tribal
Lens: Fire Iridium

Perfect goggles they just perfectly fit my face and my helmet and its a pleasure to ride mi bike with them. Well the only thing is the price but who cares about a price when theres Oakley on it, because than you know you are buying high-end product, right?
Dwcfastrice -
Frame: Metalalic Red
Lens: Clear


Great light lens. Very durable. Flows air fairly well. Not the greatest for cold weather riding. Nice Tear-off posts.

My only complaint is lens swapping. It's hard to get all those nubs and cut-outs lined up correctly without getting your fingerprints all over the lenses. And becuase it's a google, the interior of the lens is pretty hard to clean.

All in all, good goggle, but not great.
theflyingtomato -
Frame: Multiple
Lens: Clear/Blue/Persimmon/Dark Grey

The best motocross goggle in the world. Superior fit and ventilation to any other goggle, obviously the best optics, and the best colorway options. I prefer the Crowbar to Oakley's 3 other major MX goggles (O Frame, Proven, Mayhem) however I can say from experience these are the 4 best goggles on the market.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Neon Green - Matte Green
Lens: Pink Iridium

I absolutely love these goggles. They are very comfortable to wear and the design is awesome. The retro Oakley on the strap is a great addition to add to these flashy goggles. The combination of neon green with pink iridium lenses raises the unique and clashy factor. Its a bit pricy like most goggles with iridium but worth it.
Ijon__Tichy -

I really like the crowbar, they are not as huge as the wisdom. You can get these snowgoogles with nearly as much lens/frame combinations as the m-frame - very nice!
american image -
crowbar sets the standard again high for all other competition to try to get close to compete with these frames.
medium to large faces are targeted with this frame. colorcombo's are awesome, the strap has really cool graphics
PeaceDivision -
Frame: Metalic Silver / Black
Lens: Fire Iridium

Best snow goggles in the oakley line by far. Fit is somewhere between the A-frame and Wisdom but the lens is farther from your face making OTG use much easier.
american image -
Frame:matte white
Lens: vr 28 polarized
i never had a polarized lens, but after using it for a couple of days, i concluded that there is no other lens that works so perfect than this lens. VR28 is dark enough for sunny occasions, while the polarized filter reduces glare and distortion to an absolute minimum. the matte white frame is not spectacular, but it stands out with the skatter o log in black.
this is the best goggle i've ever used. it fits perfect onto a helmet, visibility is better than an A frame due to it's wider frame.
american image -
Frame: blue fade miltary
Lens: black iridium
a very cool strapdesign, a frame that fades blue to white, and the black iridium is a good allround lenstint on the persimmon-base lens. contrast and visibility is ok, but not as good as a polarized lens.
the frame fits perfect in helmets ( RED ) and it never ever steams up, the vents in the lens work perfect.i give it a 4 on the rating-scale, polarized is better
EnergyShiftX -
Frame: Blue Fade Military
Lens: Black Iridium

Picked up the Crowbar Snow Blue Military Fade w/ Blk Irid and went snowboarding today.This was my first time using oakley goggles while snowboarding, i hadnt been in a couple years.
I cant begin to describe how much i am in love with the Crowbar. It fits perfectly. Black Iridium for snow is amazing, not too light, not too dark. It was perfect for all conditions today.
I took a nasty fall on some ice. Definitly tasted some snow. My lip is a little bruised but the crowbar took the hit. Talk about impact resistance. NOT A SCRATCH! and the padding really helped.
The light blue fade to white on the frame really makes these goggles POP! The strap has a White tiger camo Print that goes very nicely with the Frame.

No Fogging & Great Fit!
Hexesonxs -
Frame: London Police
Lens: Black Iridium

I've been in love with the Crowbar since I got my first pair and I flipped out when I found this artist series. I wasn't even aware that this pair existed outside of the special super limited artist series pack that Oakley released but I'm stoked to have gotten these.
gangstabob -
Frame: Dark Brown/Matte Grey
Lens: Black Iridium/Persimmon/Pink Iridium

Super nice goggles, they fit great on most faces with and without a helmet beacuse of the outriggers. It's easy to cange lenses after the conditions and the lens options are great. It's also realy fun to customise them by canging outriggers or straps, this is also realy easy to do. The only "problem" with the crowbars is that almost everyone has them and the design is a bit more boring tham the A-frame and Wisdom.
anonymous -
Frame: Red Evercamo
Lens: Black Iridium

These are hands down the best snow goggles I've used. They have great ventilation, which is good after you're warmed up so that the lens doesn't fog up. The frame itsself is big, but not so big that it won't fit under a helmet. The outriggers create an even pull on your face so that even after hours on the slopes, your face isn't at all uncomfortable. All the frame and lens options are a plus, I just wish that I had gotten the fire lens instead of the Black Iridium.
MB -
Frame: Ever Red Camo
Lens: Black iridium, Fire Iridium

Upgraded to these goggles after owning a pair of Spys for 5 years. These are better in every single respect. The spherical lenses make for visual perfection, and the frame holds the lens far enough from your face as to not fog up. Even the silicone on the inside of the strap is of a higher quality than on other goggles. The sheer number of frame/lens options is also a plus, as almost anyone can find a pair that looks good on them or with their gear.

I have only two minor gripes:
1: they should come with a case.
2: everone on the mountain has these, so you really need a good colorway to stand out.
Farlius -
Frame: Olive Military
Lens: Persimmon

Excellent frame for use with a snowboard helmet. The Persimmon is better for overcast days for me (I have Wisdom/Fire Iridium for the really bright days) but they hold up on brighter days. The olive military has velcro interchangable decals, which is pretty cool. The frames are uber-comfortable. Highly recommend.
tburuczky -
Frame: Multiple
Lens: Multiple

I tried Wisdoms and A Frames before I found the best goggles that Oakley ever made.
The lens is extra wide (for fakie and side vision), unlike the A Frame and it fits my head perfectly, unlike the Wisdom.
5 skulls!
kingphilbert -
Frame: Stainless
Face: Blue

For those who could afford the Time bomb, more power to you. This is what I went with an I love it. I wish I could have had the Bullet though. It's comfortable and tells time great. Heavy though and my Unobtainium band has not worn out. Not even that large, but thicker that most watches.

Now if they would release something like the GMT on a leather cuff band, that would be my next move.
pepper -
My first Oakley watch from several years back and I still love it. Very unique and classy.
bong -
Frame: Stainless Steel
Face: Black Dial w/Red Skull

yeah... this watch has got attitude! everything i said about my Stainless Steel Dial is still true, and then some. highly sculpted metal, the cool shape of the Unobtanium band, like Splatter says, it looks fast standing still. when i was at the Las Vegas Vault, i had a choice of the Red Skull or the Silver Skull, and went for the red in a heartbeat. there's something so cool about a red and black combo, and the Red Skull looks great. love it!
fin7 -
Stainless Steel/Black Dial w/Red Skull

Great design again, great colour scheme. very desireable
Bought for my son at christmas, He jumped up and down for a good 5 minutes with joy.
His school friends were all very envious.
so much so, one of them stole it!
splatter -
Heavy and it scratches easily but is easy enough to afford and is the watch equivalent of a crotch rocket motorcycle
cool and fast standing still
bong -
Frame: Stainless
Face: Stainless

my first Oakley watch... i actually like the watch face on this Crush instead of the Crush 2.0. this one has a nice, sculpted O icon on the face whereas the 2.0 looks like a flat decal. the hands and the hour marks also looks better than the 2.0, this one definitely looks more aggresive. another thing i like this more than the 2.0 is a recessed crystal instead of a flush mounted crystal; it's less prone to scratching. i also love the integrated crown, whereas the 2.0's just look like chrome accents. the Crush is quite thick though, but it's confortable to wear, with the precurved watch band.
yelkao -
Frame: Stainless Steel
Face: Red

I first bought the D1, but I really wanted something more. Something a little over the top with maybe a steel or metal case. Then the Crush was released and I practically got one without hesitation. The design is very unique from the case of the watch to the band. It's also very comfortable and one of the more reasonably priced watches Oakley offers. A personal favorite.
oogie -
Frame: Stainless
Face: Stainless

A great watch for a reasonable price. I love the watch face and the marks for the hours. Great design. I will say, however, I think they improved on the Crush 2.0 since it has a thinner casing and some extra design flare. The band is "fine" ... it's no Time Bomb or GMT band that will gather compliments. But a great, solid watch worth plenty of love and admiration.
OakleyMonster -
This is my first Oakley watch. This one definitely looks better than the 2.0, in my opinion. People look at this watch and are instantly intrigued at its band's shape and the sculptural case. The watch is comfortable to wear, but also rugged. I've had mine for a few years now, and it shows little signs of wear. As my only Oakley watch, and as a person who always wears a watch, I have worn it frequently and it has stood the test. The only problem I have had is the part that the excess band fits into has broke, but I have been very rough with that part of the watch. I can't wait to get another!
bong -
Frame: Stainless Steel
Face: Yellow

as much as i love the Crush series with it's aggressive curves and unique design, the yellow dial face looks a bit too flat... the look would definitely improve if it was a cannon yellow like the Timebomb, with the little black dots to alleviate the expanse of flat yellow colour. however, the yellow does stand out from a distance, so this watch is still an attention grabber.
Kevster -
Bought this watch back in 2001. Always receive a compliment when wearing it. When I first bought it I was bummed because it scratched so easily (especially the face). But now 6 years later it looks good with all the scratches that it has acquired. Band recently broke. Had Oakley replace the band and put in a new battery since the old one was probably about to go. A little bummed that the new band is thinner in width. Looks like a crush 2.0 band. I like the look of the original crush as opposed to the 2.0. Great watch. Def an Oakley fan.
o-static -
Frame: Stainless
Face: Stainless

nice durable, one complain, the back of the watch broke. was used each day for 4 years since it's release. can take a beating
only problem is you don't get a new band. so if it breaks your on your own, i ask oakley about it but still nothing...
ball5out -
frame:stealth black
face:stealth black
looks elegant and goes with anything u wear. it could be rugged or decent u'll still get to match it easily
mvp21 -
I'm curious why other Oakley Crush has O logo on the number 6 but others doesn't have, is that normal?
Felipe N. Fumeni -
I have one of these ... are really quite different from other Crush. Everyone notices and asks: Where did you get that?
pantojad -
I'm curious why other Oakley Crush has O logo on the number 6 but others doesn't have, is that normal? -mvp21

I believe the only ones with the o logo on the 6 are the skull ones and they did it because they did not want to impede or intrude on the skull logo. I have 3 of these now and hope to collect them all. this is personally one of my favorite original watches.
sparra -
Frame: Stainless Steel
Face: Blue Chrome

I love this watch - it is a piece of art! I have had so many comments on it since I bought it, which shows that it really is eye catching. It fits the wrist really well, and I particularly like the way that Oakley have impregnated a vanilla scent on the Unobtainium strap so as to stop the strap getting a stale sweaty smell. All in all, an excellent watch.
adamjmoore -
Frame: Stainless
Face: White
I've got wrists that are a bit too small to wear a timebomb but the crush 2.0 fits perfectly and is very comfortable. And of course it goes without saying that the 3D design rocks! Mine dosen't smell of vanilla though!
bong -
Frame: Stainless Steel
Face: Sunburst Silver

this is my everyday watch... it's substantially lighter and thinner than the first Crush, making it more comfortable to wear. i think the first Crush has a more aggressive look, but the 2.0 has a great integration design with the casing and the unobtanium band. the Sunburst Silver face looks great, especially when light hits it at certain angles. one thing though is that the keeper on my 2.0 was tearing (almost tore in half actually), but Oakley was quick to send me a replacement for a total of $2.00. anyway, i always get compliments on this watch, and since i wear it almost everyday, that's quite often.
o-xide -
Frame: Black
Face: Bulldog

Didn't like the original Crush but really loved the 2.0 (like the computer vertical bag vs 2.0) The bulldog/Monsterdog on it just made it more amazing because of all the sharp edges and fangs. Great details on the watch...look closely and you will be amazed!
evan.carrigan -
Frame: Polished
Face: Sunburst Silver
Awesome watch. The polished casing is a head turner. The 3d design rocks and the ubotainium strap is the best. Very comforatble. It is the perfect weight for me (you know it's there but it's not too heavy). So many people ask about it.
Pander -
Frame: Stealth Black
Face: Stealth Black

Just love the way it wrappes around your wrist. I've had a lot of positive reactions on it. To bad the little thingy that's holding the strap down is starting to tear. Good solid watch, not too heavy en no-nonsense on the dail.
The second hand does make a 'loud' ticking noise...
oogie -
Frame: Black
Face: Bulldog

A great improvement on the Crush. The slimmer designa and extra steel styling really makes the watch look new and improved. I love the extra color/face options with the 2.0. The unobtainium strap has always been secure and comfortable.
x-metalman -
Frame: Stainless Steel
Face: Blue Chrome
I also love this watch. The blue chrome is very eyecatching and I have received many compliments. Can't complain, except that sometimes the band can catch on things.
travee -
Frame:Polished
Face: Sunburst Silver
This is a nice watch that is not super fancy but is unique because of the 3D design of the number ticks. The watch is fairly light and smells nice because of the vanilla scented unobtanium band. When light hits this watch it looks great because of the polished casing and semi mirrored face. The face is smaller compared to most oakley mens watches. It makes a good casual every day watch when you dont want something heavy like the blade GMT etc. Out of all my oakley watches this one seems to get complimented the most.
Xtremehardy388 -
Got it in the mail and replaced the battery. Feels like a good watch and I get a lot of compliments on it. Seems like it's gonna do it's job. The piece of rubber that holds the strap slack down is gone. I've heard they break easily. Otherwise good watch.
EVL HMR -
I've just picked up one of these for less than half the RRP so I'm of course very pleased (black Bulldog). The problem I have is I've never actually held a Crush 2.0, let alone tried it on. And it's really small! I generally wear a crankcase, which 'feels' a lot more like a watch, it's heavy and you notice you are wearing it. The Crush just feels small. There is no real weight to it, so if you want to wear a watch that you can forget you have on, I'd nab one of these, if you like to know you have a watch, stick to the newer bulkier offerings.
HED4JC -
My very first Oakley watch. Bought the sunburst dial and the only issue I have with this watch is the unobtanium band tearing. Looking for replacement parts is quite difficult and many simply buy a whole new watch.
fin7 -
Frame Polished/Black Band
Face Mother of Pearl Powder Pink

Bought for the wife, who never wears watches!
She wore it once and had so many compliments, it is now always worn. Great design and obviously Oakley. The date is a tad small though.
Love it when she says "get my Oakley"
evan.carrigan -
Frame: Ion plated Back Stainless Steel
Face: Black/ Steel Lily
I bought this for my girlfriend for our 6 month anniversary (sp?). It is damn sharp. The lily detailing is over the top. I sometimes wish I could wear it. Any way we look bad ass with our matching watches.
jumpman73 -
Stainless Steel/White

This is a pretty nice design that isn't too loud and crazy but not too boring. The Crush is pretty light weight and comfortable to wear. Its just a typical watch with a little splash of Oakley in the design. I really do not think its worth the full price to own one of these.
Pander -
It's not very special. You'd only know what was in it when you look at the label. The rest of the box is not really exciting.
bong -
i believe all the lower end watches use the same box... they just put a different label/sticker on the bottom of the box. not too inventive.
Ed -
Color: New Khaki

Awesome polo style shirt that I wear to work when it's warm. The fabric has a very subtle all-over skull print that's really neat if you know what you're looking at. There is a nicely placed true metal icon just below the buttons. Oakley tends to use Raglan sleeves quite a bit, and they seem to be more comfortable than the usual set-in variety on standard polo shirts.
banarno -
Another one of the Retro colours that has appeared on various styles throughout the years.
A nice one.
LEX7 -
this is another one of those frames that has changed over time.
i have it in a pair of classic frogskins and in a twenty.
they look very different from eachother and the version seen in the twenty and in other modern frames is more of a crystal blue greyish colour. so once again oakley should have created a new name for this frame colour when they changed it.
american image -
best selling framecolour for the monsterdog , i think it makes the frame look less bulky than in jet black , overall nice colour
RubyMars -
Good versatile frame color. As with most crystal frames, looks dark and polished on your head, but shows it's true color in the light. Mixes well with neutral and flashy. A fun, versatile frame.
dan-E -
Crystal frame always look great on models with interchangable lenses and the Crystal Black Bottlecaps are the best looking of the bunch.
oogie -
Simply "OK" in my book. A bit "cheap" looking, I think. Of course, I'm admittantly a bit biased against the crystal frames .. not my favorite.
EastCoast -
Ok I guess. Depends what lens it is paired with. I don't like the crystal frames as much as the others anyway. Not bad, not my favourite.
TheVault -
My least favorite crystal frame; it looks too much like black when you wear it, and even more so on thicker frames like the MD.

I would like to see more black fade frames instead of crystal black, its the kind of frames that is way better when you look at it then when you wear it, kinda like most crystal frames and cinder red for exemple.

I have it on my EJ 3.0 were its a fire lens and I must say that that combo is very good and because the frame is not that thick you can see the crystal quality of the frame better.
wundrdog1 -
I think crystal black looks great with some frames and with others, not so much. I really like the new crystal black Hijinx. The frame is big. It is also pretty thin in some areas so the color looks different depending on what part of the frame you're looking at. I also like how you can see the internals of the hinge area. It gives some visual interest that is lacking on the non-crystal Hijinx models.
Wookieman -
You see this color in 2 different forms. Thre is a matte crystal found on several vault exclusives and a polished version. The matte gets a 2 or 3 while the polished looks amazing and is an easy 5. The polished looks good with just about any lens and is a great alternative to boring old black.
Ian -
I have mine on the Vault Exclusives Straight Jacket. I have no idea why it is called "Crystal Black". On my glasses, it is very dark with a matte finish, unlike the polished blueish-grey of the "regular" crystal black. I love this color. I got this new pair not knowing that it was a Vault Exclusive, I thought I stumbled onto a previously unknown rare find. In any case, I was lucky to grab them. Great color, unfortunately, one would have to see it to understand.
b2r -
This is great. You get a neutral looking frame that is not so boring as a normal black. Also you can see the construction of the frame like the hinges and so on. Depends on the model if it looks good or not and also if it looks nice enough on the "inside" to have a crystal frame. Looks good with toned down lens colors like Black or Chrome as well as with bright colors like Ruby and Fire.
Celicagame -
Great frame when paired with black iridium. But I don't think it works as well with any other lens. I had these on the splice and paired with the matte black it looked really discreet. I also had these on frogskins but it didn't look that great.
sparra -
I have this on Five 3.0 like Dann, and I have to say it is truly beautiful, and looks really impressive when the sun is shining brightly. If you want to get looks, this should do the trick.
banarno -
Another one of the Retro colours that has appeared on various styles throughout the years.
A nice one.
LEX7 -
very nice looking frame colour, just got this on the fours and I deffinately rate up there with the best crystal colours. its such a nice bright blue that it will look awesome in the sun, shame about the lens it comes with.
BrianJ1888 -
what the name says, Clear. great retro look on the Frogskins
BrianJ1888 -
Cool frame. Light enough that you can tell it's clear, but not so much that it lets too much light bleed through.
dan-E -
Great frame color. You can see how the lenses lock into the frame and all. Oakley needs to bring Crystal frames back to the M Frame line.
Dann -
Just got the so-called Crystal Blue Five 3.0. But the frame is actually the Liquid Jewel that's used on the dragon optical sunglasses. Still a vibrant glowing frame color than you can't help but notice. Even when you're wearing it.
TERRORISM -
The shooting star print was, in my opinion, an excellent idea with brilliant application. The pattern appears to fit naturally with the Oakley ellipse and adds visual appeal without being excessive. The silver star and red streaks also look fantastic paired against the dark crystal blue frame.
LEX7 -
Too cool, it is just a shame that this frame is only available on stupid minutes, would have looked great on a straight jacket or a twenty.
beautiful crystal blue frame with a shooting star on each side.
an amazingly unique frame colour.
banarno -
Another one of the Retro colours that has appeared on various styles throughout the years.
A nice one.
jumpman73 -
Really neat frame. Pretty much goes well with anything and matches anything. Very unique.
TheVault -
I Took a whiskey MD and took away all the paint to get a clear/Ti Clear/ silver icons, One of my favorite frame ever!

Its really something special to have that clear frame, it goes with anything while being original since theres nothing out there from Oakley at the moment, except on the goggles.

It can be done with the brown fade MD and with the black fade Monster Doggle.

It takes longer to clean since you see all the dirt and the sweat since its a clear frame.
DarkJuliet -
You know, it'd be nice to see Crystal Clear again for a combination of the butt-ugly/what-the-heck appeal. Imagine a pair of Half Jackets in clear.
Pander -
Very nice frame option for the Frogskins, not so sure about other frames.
Makes you focus your attention to a bold lens color and makes it look as if the frame is absent.
Wookieman -
It's clear, it's clean, it's understated, but still screams oakley. It's a good alternative to white. I would love to see more frames in this color. How 'bout a clear flak?
TERRORISM -
Until now I've never even heard of a "crystal orange" colorway for Oakleys. This is definitely a retro-looking hue and must have been extremely rare (either that or this is another elusive "Fandango").
banarno -
Another one of the Retro colours that has appeared on various styles throughout the years.
A nice one.
LEX7 -
Very nice frame. i have it on my classic frogskins and on the Four.
but they are two different shades of red altogether.
the frogskin version is a bright cannon red sort of colour and the four version is more a darker red grape sort of colour.
oakley should have realised this and changed the name of the colour. maybe called the later version crystal rasberry or red grape.
Ed -
Cute frame color for little girl Half Pints.
splatter -
crystal colors were the coolest only problem was scraches and cracks in the frame were visible.
kingphilbert -
This is one of my most sought after Oakley frame colors. I only wish it and its variations saw more use, whether it be Berry, Lava, etc. I love it on my Five 2.0 and the thicker version on my Fours is magnificent.
TERRORISM -
Crystal Red is one of those old-school colors that many associate with Mumbos. Its transluscent hue sets it apart from other colors and gives it a "classic edge" among true collectors - far more exciting than a standard opaque red would have been.
Ian -
I picked up the Holbrook especially for this color. It's a nice one to have in the collection, as it looks very good under lights. It's also a sweet color to wear, and gets lots of attention.
flippj -
nice vintage colour-looks like a boild sweet from when i was young!
quite hard to get hold of in good condition so if you get the chance grab it.
Neveah -
I can't believe I've been going for years wihtuot knowing that.
o-xide -
This one is a little plain because it's just an icon, the cut out looks like a patch. quite cool too
Dann -
These are not available to the public, nor have they ever been. Oakley designed a Custom pair of Juliet's with Ruby lenses for Cyclops for the X-Men movie, and a similar pair of the Penny type for X2. While they were at it, they created the visor he uses as well, and the Oakley 'O' can be seen on the side very briefly in shots. Andrew Tilin, a write for Wired magazine toured the Oakley headquarters and noted, "On a table in another room is a clay carving of a rounded piece of armor that appears to snap over one's ears, with a slit for the eyes..." This is without a doubt the same visor.
Cyke -
Frame: Cyclops
Lens: Ruby Quartz

Actually, that deep red lens is called Ruby Quartz. Due to consumer demand for a lens color at or near the Ruby Quartz coating, Oakley released Ruby Iridium, which was friendlier to the eyes than Ruby Quartz. James Marsden who plays Scott Summers (Cyclops) in the movie would get headaches from wearing the visors/sunglasses to long because of the lenses.
jumpman73 -
Frame:
Lens:

Its pretty cool that Oakley made it to the big screen for X-Men. I like the icon detail on the side. No other company would have been better for this movie.
brian -
Frame:
Lens:
This may be one of the coolest movie props of all time.
splatter -
Frame:
Lens:

really cool of oakley to do this for a movie
yoko -
Frame:
Lens:
Cool to have, hard to get. Everyone wants it but nobody can get it... except JJ or maybe FP
pitOm -
Frame:
Lens:
Weird pair though.. It's kind of too big for James Mardsen face, but it's still good-looking visor..

But I like the smaller one in X2 movie, because the model is better and fits Cyclops face perfectly just like Penny on James Mardsen is better looking than Juliet..
SKULLZ -
Frame:
Lens:
These are so sick. The frames, if that's what you want to call them, have that cool wrap around look, and it appears that they aren't gray, but like a Carbon color similar to many of the metals. The second I saw this movie, I looked all ofver the internet for these for like two weeks with no luck. I was very disappointed that these werent even limited edition. They look so sick!!
Oak -
I’ve been a fan of the X-men for two decades, and it was a pleasure learning in 1999 that Oakley was designing Cyclops’ visor. While the original concept looks a little bulky compared to the visor from the second X-men movie (too bad Oakley didn’t make the second one), the original version looked perfect at the time. I think designer Hans Moritz captured perfectly the spirit of the original look as it was intended (without the yellow, of course). Further, the little details put into it (such as the tapering from the eyeslits) made it even that much more special.

Many fan-made replicas and fakes have been produced throughout the years, but I have never seen anyone get it right. Even attempts at the original costume test version were made incorrectly, with the failure points generally being the nose point, eyeslit, and the ear covers.

As one of Oakley’s coolest movie props, it was one of the pinnacle achievements from an era where Oakley’s design could do no wrong. A truly Oakley classic.

Review dated: May 12, 2009
Lobster -
Frame:
Lens:
I worked in the O store at 1 Icon when these (and the movie) came out. We had a visor in one of the small cube shaped display cases front and center in the store when you walked in. I believe the pair was suspended in the case by fishing line or something similar so it appeared to float. Everyone wanted to try them on but we weren't at liberty to let them. Also the pair we had really had no way of staying on your face, more just the shell with the lens. We had to clean the back of the case daily due to the number of people pressing their face against it to see through the damn things..
rsuarez1982 -
This cover only offers half protection for your iPad 2-4. It is designed to work in conjunction with Apple's Smart Cover. This case is actually constructed out of O-Matter with a CF print insert for a nice finishing touch.
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