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Teknical -
Frame: Black (Dual vented)
Lens: Persimmon

These are comfortable and they look great for the price point. There is tons of ventilation between your face and the double-paned lens through the structured foam, so you get very little to no fogging. I would say that double-paned lenses are a must for snow goggles for fog reduction. With past goggles I have had serious fogging issues to the point where I would rather go down the slopes without them and end up getting some red itchy eyes from the UV at high altitudes, but not with these. I have only had them fog a bit while resting on my forehead while ridding a lift, but it quickly dissipates. I also use Cat Crap anti fog visor cleaner with all my goggles.
I don't like to carry and keep up with separate goggles for night and day snowboarding, and I find that the persimmon lens color is a great in-between color that works well for both. These always seem to stay on my head well. I have worn them with a clava, but not with a helmet. When I got these I was just thrilled to be able to get an Oakley product for the price, and they have turned out to be a great value.
Ed -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Gold Iridium

I got these soon after they were released in the late 1990's. At the time, they were the coolest wire framed glasses in my opinion. Very lightweight yet strong. Since then, Oakley has made tremendous improvements to their wire frames. These original e Wires are still cool, but they do not fit as well as the newer wire frames. The ear stems curve outward quite a bit before bending inward at the ear socks, giving them a rather wide profile. The word "Oakley" is imprinted on the flat ear stems.

I really like the Dark frame/Gold Iridium color combination. Unfortunately, to my knowledge, Oakley has never put these two colors together again.
kingphilbert -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Black

The lenses were pretty much the same as Eye Jackets. It made for a good light weight change, I just hated owning them in the winter early spring when they first came out. They were very summer. I liked the arm having the Hammer and how Oakley Stretch was imprinted in it. They bent real easy though. Mine were sat on and it was very hard to get them back in shape.
bong -
Frame: Dark Chrome
Lens: RX Black Iridium

My very first pair of Oakley's! I bought these in 1999 (I believe) and had Oakley RX the lenses in Black iridium. There's a small RX logo on the bottom corner of the left lens. These were the second incarnation of the first version of the E Wire, and featured a revamped ear stem where there was a full length Unobtainium ear sock with a pseudo hammer wing. The lenses are much larger than the current E Wire 2.0 and 2.1 versions, and the shape are closer to the old Eye Jackets (as kingphilbert mentioned) than anything else. The fit is great, at least on me because I have a fairly big head... the ear stems spreads much more outward than current E Wires, and curve back in at the end of the ear socks, giving me a true three point fit with no part of the ear stems touching my temples. Also, the larger lens shape works a bit better for my face than the current E Wires. The build quality could be a little better, as the lens creak when I put the sunglasses on, but have never popped out on me. Also, the frames are fairly easily bendable, so I have to keep them in the Ballistic case when not in use.
karMeister -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Black Irid
My first pair of oakleys =P 1996? Those were the days when oakley was "cheap" ehehe! anyway! the fit was great and its really light.
craftmanship was superb and there good for RX aswell
jumpman73 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black

These are ok. I didn't find them all that durable. The shape of the lens is ok. I would rather have A wires. I found that the hinges got very loose after awhile.
oogie -
Frame: Dark / Light
Lens: Black / Black

The classic wire in so much as the eye jackets are the classic frame. While it's an old style, I think the e wire has done awefully well to stand the test of time. I think the look is still pretty wicked, you can never go wrong.

I will agree with earlier reviews, though, that the frame can be somewhat easily bent. Very difficult to reset the frame once it has been bent out of shape a bit.
TekDragon -
Frame: Gold
Lens: Gold
I totally agree with oogie. A classic Oakley frame that has done a good job of standing the test of time. This was Oakley's first attempt at wire frame as I recall and they did a great job. They are still pretty heavy in my rotation of glasses, especially if I need a little classier/dressier pair of shades to wear. I never really liked the long Unobtainium earsocks, although I did like the Burnt color frame, which I don't think was ever offered again. I like my classic flat earstems with the stretch Oakley. The 2.0 was a good update, but the 2.1 seemed like a step back.
splatter -
Frame: light
Lens: black iridium

the good; light, flexable, stylish
the bad; too light, too flexable
ford -
Frame: Burnt
Lens: Black Iridium

These were the second ever pair of Oakleys I bought on sale for half price. I got them towards the end of 2000. I wore them occassionally, alternating between my black Eye Jackets.

They are quite small, and by 2000 the style was a bit dated. They are great sunnies if you like the style. The hammer stems were cool and the stretch logo inscribed on the arms was nice. I sold these on ebay and don't really regret it. They'd be nice for the collection but I wouldn't wear them again.
adrian13 -
Frame: carbon
Lens: black iridium
my first pair of oakley!!! the one that started it all. thought it was really cool back then. no one had anything like them. on hindsight, made me look like a fly ha ha. frame was thin but strong and didn;t corrode easily. I have only fond memories of my first oakley
Tick -
Frame: Gold
Lens: Gold Iridium
I hate to give out 5 Stars for just anything but these deserve it! Very thin & lightweight &, as with most Wires, can be gently conformed for a perfect fit. The Boxy Logo stamped into the top of the flat Hammer Earstems is a nice touch. The Orbitals offer good coverage & fit very close to the eyes. Too close probably for some. The classy, simple (almost elliptical) lens shape is a good crossover for sport & fashion. In this particular pair, the close fit & natural oval lens shape really allow the beautiful Gold lens to shine. These are still my among my regular wearers.
Harry in Poland -
Frame: light (gen 1 with flat hammer stems)
Lens: black iridium
The pair that I had to have and the first thing I bought when I had a proper job after 3 years of university and 2 years in the VSO (British version of Peace Corps). Seemed like a whole lot of money back in ’95 so I took damn good care of them, wire vault for transporting them and a ballistic case for day-to-day protection. Didn’t even own another pair of sunglasses for all the time I wore these. The only problem is that the lenses are very close to the eye and my eyelashes would leave smudges on the lenses. Until I started to just trim my eyelashes anyway!

After nearly nine years of use they have only one small scratch on the lenses (the only time I ever let anybody else wear them) but the coating on the inside of the left-hand lens started to come off – probably cleaned them too often. So I spent more than a year tracking down a pair of brand-new genuine generation 1 e-wires. Found them and bought them, luckily for me the seller also had a pair of the same but with blue iridium lenses so I doubled my fun. But that’s how the habit started…

Fashion moves in cycles. Right now the late 1980's are in fashion, which means that a year from now the early 90's will be in fashion and the e-wire 1.0 will once again be recognised as arguably the coolest glasses on the planet. Not that they have ever been anything else!
Pat -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Black Iridium

My second pair, this brings back memories.
Bought them when they first came out, I have the original ones with the flat ear stems, the ones before the pic above.
Still comfortable, still a nice design.
Still wear 'm on a weekly basis.
They show some wear, but the lenses are still without a scratch.
Not bad for glasses that are 10+ years old.
o-xide -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Black Iriduim
1992-1993 was the year, I was till living in the Philippines, I got to go to the mall every week to see what is new with fashion and whatever is cool. I remember seeing these on display. multiples of them in different frame/lens colors. I wouldn't dare try them on as I was still in High School and had no money. Also, my dad was into Raybans so he handed me one pair and I pride the RB but deep inside I really wanted one of these Oakleys...moving forward to 1994-1995,I moved to SF. my then ex gave me the RB orbs for my birthday. I was on denial and still never owned one of these E wires because they were competing. Only my bro at the time had one of these and he wore it everyday. I just secretly envy him because the Oakley design was so advanced during its time especially the earstem where is looks flat then had the Oakley stenciled into it. It was so cool and I also like the hammer earstems about it. It was truly a first as that design was never seen before because it wrapped around the cranium instead of the ears. I would only drool at the T-Wire which is completely identical in design but really light because of the titanium material.
ShadyOak -
Frame: Polished / Light Black / Gold
Lens: Gold / Black / Gold

The E Wire is a quintessential Oakley classic in my eyes. It is one of the pairs I recognized instantly from my past when I started collecting just recently. They have a kind of timeless quality that still works today.

Functionally, they have good coverage for a wire and are comfortable and light. To me the frames do seem a little fragile though, especially the first gen with the flat stems, they're easily bent.

Overall an enjoyable, kinda old school pair of shades.
sim303 -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Black Iridium

Have finally splashed out on Rx Whiskers, but in the process have rediscovered my 1st gen 1996 E-Wires! I still remember buying them for the then unholy price of £100 at Heathrow duty-free on the way to Stockholm, carefully opening them on the plane, and the summer that followed. I was so set on getting them that I never considered lens tints, and in retrospect the BI can be a touch dark in some situations. Mine haven't had much use lately because I need prescription, but they are an iconic design with really nice design details, and I'd never part with them, partly because of the memories they encapsulate. I'd dearly love to fit Rx lenses but my dealer says Oakley no longer make lenses for them (rx or plain) - terrible news :(
Michael014 -
Frame: Light
Lens: Gray
I just got a pair of these for my birthday at a very cheap price.. than i found out that these are supposed to be rare nowadays? i cant believe how lucky i am.. anyways the frame fits perfectly, it doesn't slide off your face because of the ear socks and the nose bombs... the lens are very clear and comfortable, i could wear this all day ^_^ great pair!
Ian -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Black Iridium

It's always nice to have a retro pair. I remember seeing these in high school, and not liking them very much. I grew to love them as time went on, and now I'm stoked to have a pair in my collection.
flyer -
Frames:Dark, Burnt, Black Chrome, Gold
Lenses:Gold Iridium, VR28, Black Iridium, Titanium iridium

I appreciate the simple lightness of the design, after the "heavier" o-matter offerings I'm used to. The style has aged well in 20 years, and has proven structurally robust in constant rotation.
They work remarkably well as a non-sporting pair, with adequate eye coverage, unlike the A and C wires which allow much more ambient light in around the smaller lens. I find the "hammer-stems" protrude too much in width for use under a motorcycle helmet...
...and that's the only thing limiting the style from 5 full stars!
Riggs -
I bought these brand new in 1994. They held up for a good year before the spider web cracks started in the lenses. Sent them in for repair, was charged about 10 bucks. A year later, more cracks. Gave up on them for a long time and dug them out to look for replacement lenses. One of the nose pieces has fallen off, the metal holding them is bent, and the arms are very loose. The lenses also scratch very easily and the ear socks tear extremely easy. I love these glasses though, so am in the process of getting them "new" again. Let's hope technology has come further to prevent the cracking in the lenses these were well known for.
Ed -
Frame: Light
Lens: Gold Iridium

A definite improvement over the original e Wire. Although a bit heavier, the frame feels more solid and has a closer, tighter fit. I replaced the Black Iridium lenses with Gold Iridium because I prefer the increased contrast. They also create a unique look, since this color combination is not offered in any Oakley wire frames. Why did I rate these a 4 and not a 5? Well, after owning other wire frames with spring hinges, these are slightly less comfortable. Not bad by any means, but not as good as the spring hinged models.
Iggy -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Black Iridium

I had these because I liked the design of the nosebridge a lot better than the simple one employed on the 2.1s. The lenses are an oval shape, which offers average coverage. The glasses also do not have spring hinges, which would have improved it's comfortability. It's not bad by any means, but spring-hinge models are better.

If you like the design, feel free to pick them up; squarish designs are apparently in, and this one definitely deviates from that trend.
Ofan -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Grey

It's just plain and classy. I like wearing them when dressed semi-casual or formal. It's a little tight around the skull but I'm hoping it will loosen up as I wear it.
flyer -
Bronze/Gold, Light/TiClear (custom cut), Dark/Black

By far, my favourite Wire.
Slightly more substantial feel to these, at 31 grams (E Wire 1.0 = 24g.), they are still very comfortable to wear. I find no problem with the non-spring hinge ear stems; they still grip nicely, and are not too tight.
The orbitals are more ovoid than the E 1.0, which I find slightly elongated laterally by comparison.
A very classy example of Oakley design, they are becoming hard to find.
I feel very fortunate to have them.
Tim Cooper -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: Gold Iridium

Very nice ,legendary style of Oakley shades. The styling is vintage, pimp and so cool looking! This could well be the coolest Oakley yet! Big Improvement over the original E wire as it was too large I thought. Whereas this 2.0 is perfect size! The Gold Iridium lenses and Bronze frames really compliment this model! This is a unisex style so thats a great thing too! Gotta be careful that you don't get Ladies glasses if your a Man or Mans glasses if your a Lady! I'll be hanging onto these as long as I can as they are rare and no longer made!
Bear Oak -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: Gold Iridium
Love These E wire 2.0 05-651.... Solid frame.. GREAT! Gold Iridium for the not so brite day's...
The earsocks and nose bombs are fantastic NO SLIP I mean these are going nowhere... over all I like these much more than the original E wire version.
Tim Coops -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Grey

These are great and legendary Vintage Oakley sunglasses! Wanna look pimp? then these are it! The lens is oval and almost roundish and that adds very cool looking styling! Reminds me of the Eye Jacket 1.0 and the Romeo 1.0. They are comfortable enough to wear all day. I agree that they are a definate improvment over the original 1.0 E Wire. The 1.0 was too large for my liking, whereas these 2.0's are perfect. I love these all the way and they give a cool and pimp look! And yes they are wires! so they will hopefully last for ever with Tender Loving Care (TLC)!
Ed -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: VR28 Polarized

A fine addition to the e Wire family. The 2.1 lens shape is a unique blending of e Wire, a Wire, and Square Wire shapes (big change from the ovals on the original and 2.0). Spring hinges are a welcome feature, although they are not the same mechanism as used on the other wires (a Wire, Square Wire, etc.). The ear stems have a nice sculpted detail near the hinges. The VR28 Polarized lenses look great with the rich color of the Bronze frame.
kingphilbert -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Ruby

I grabbed these out of love for the Ruby lens and another try on the spring hinge. I had found it loose on the C and even more so on this frame. A beautiful frame with it's little added details in the nose bridge and the ear stems. I loved the half round half box lens shape. They seemed to be a larger fit though, which is why the spring was looser on these, maybe even un-necessary. Another one of Oakley's styles for someone who found the 2.0 too small.
bong -
Frame: Pewter/Pewter
Lens: Ruby Iridium or Black Iridium/Clear RX

the frames itself are a work of art, clearly and unmistably Oakley but everything is tastefully done. the earstems are especially beautiful, especially the sculpted sping hinge mechanism area. i especially love how part of the earstem sits within a small niche at the frames, very much like the Juliet. even the unobtanium earsock piece has a little sculpted scoop motif. the lens shape is also very unique, mixing up the best forms of Square Wire, A Wire, and E Wire 2.0. the frames are very comfortable, and is a great fit for those with larger faces. because of the looser spring hinge i can wear these for hours and not get any tension on my temples.

i have two of these, one converted to regular eyeglasses with clear RX lenses. the other i swap around the Ruby Iridium of the Black Iridium depending on my mood. the Black Iridium looks like any other Black Iridiums available, but the Ruby Iridium has a deep red colour with a less mirror-like reflection than other Ruby Iridiums i've seen. for example my A Wire 2.0's Ruby Iridium is more orangey and has a more mirrorlike reflection.

great frame design on this one, if they added a small, metal O icon on the earstems, they would be perfect!
ZERO.65 -
Frame: Pewter/GunMatal/Light
Lens: Ruby/Grey/Ice
All i wona say about them, they are perfect! The 2.1 fits my head like they are made for me and everybody try'd them on were satisfied. Frame and lens shape looks beautiful, they are very light and the spring hinges workin' a tree.
Mr. OAKLEY i love these glasses!! That's why i bought three pairs of them.
Ps: about my head, it's really not that out of shape, NOT very !!
Rick -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Ruby Iridium
Yeah, I totally agree with my fellow reviewers. This is a solid pair of sunglasses and it just doesn't garner the attention it deserves. It is a versatile design - good for work or play. Spring hinges provide a comfortable fit. My only criticism is the nose piece design.
dan-E -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Ruby
Fantastic set of glasses. They look good, they're comfortable to wear, and despite being made of thin "wire," they feel solid enough to feel like they'll last a while. The pewter finish is a beautifully done dark finish that compliments the Ruby lenses perfectly. There's a lot of nice, subtle touches designed into the frame that you notice after a while; the shape of the lenses, the curve of the earstems, the design molded into the unobtanium, and the nice base curve so they wrap around your head and shield your eyes from all angles despite having relatively small lenses. Fantastic.
elf -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: VR28 Polarized

I agree with the other reviewers in that this is an excellent pair! The frame is fantastic and fits me perfectly. The only thing I wish it had was something to draw attention to the fact that they're Oakleys. Like bong said, a different color metal icon on the ear stems, or something subtle like that. VR28 lens looks great!
ae86 -
Frame: Light
Lens: Ice

The e Wire 2.1 fits ok and I like the shape. However, it doesn't stay on my face too well. If I bend down the glasses come off my nose and hang by the earsocks on the side of my head. Otherwise, they fit very well. The spring hinges are good for helping them fit well.

I don't really mind there's only a subtle O near the hinges. I could care whether others knew I was wearing Oakleys or not.
DJ SARU -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Ruby

Knowing that Ruby lens are just totally awesome, this wire gave it an extra boost to its beauty. The combination of roundness and squareness really made the whole silhouette of this glasses into a masterpiece. I think these are a really solid pair that needs more attention. I love these!!
Ijon__Tichy -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Ruby Iridium

My only shades with ruby lenses in them and I luckily got one with gen 1 or 2 rubys.
EW 2.1 is nice. Very beautiful stems. The nose bridge looks not that good. I like that there is no "oakley", but it is too round... maybe you understand what I mean. But they look more expensive and just better than the square and the a-wire ... but for me the lenses are a bit small, I really look kinda psycho wearing them. But if you want a classic wire (and not a crosshair ;) ), go get this one, understatement at the highest level.
yelkao -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Ruby

Only my second pair of wires. I do agree that they are a nice blend of the E Wire and A Wire. I found the nose bridge to be a cool change and I wanted to try out a pair wth spring hinges. The ruby lens is one of my favorites and the Pewter frame is a great frame color. They fit me very well and they are one of my most worn pairs.
O.T.T. -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium

These have a classic feel to them. They are understaed without the usual aggressive look provided by O. The nose bridge is a bit of a let down but the beutiful detailing on the earstem/spring hinge more than makes up for it.
Oak -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Ruby

Simply one of the best and most wearable Wires ever made. The orbitals are a little smaller and less oval shaped compared to the E Wire 2.0, making them a fit for smaller to medium heads. However, they look more sleek compared to its predecessors with extra sculpting on the nosebridge and arms to give it a more refined look. The spring hinge works well and the earstems are a work of art. The earsocks on the E Wire 2.1 is a treat, as it's designed a little differently compared to the regular Wire earsocks.

The frame is suprisingly lightweight and wears comfortably for hours on end. For this reason as well as it's sleek looks and it's fine sculpting, I give it a 5.

Review dated Oct. 30, 2006
jracingbean -
Frame:Pewter
Lens:Black Iridium

I've got to give props to my old standby E-wires for that last five years. The fit and finish is typical Oakley, that is to say, excellent. As others have said, they can be a little on the small side, but I didn't realize it until I picked up a pair of Big Square wires which fit my big face better. Nonetheless, these glasses are great--sleek, light, and the Black Iridium lens is great for sunny Florida weather. If you can pick up a pair on eBay, it's worth it.

Review Date: June 3, 2007
zippy8 -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Ruby Iridium

Small but beautifully formed. On my face they sit -very- close to the eye and the Ruby lens does give me a hint of the insect. A light frame so comfortable for extended wear.

I get a slightly more blue tint off centre which can be a bit strange when looking about. These were my daily pair for several years and have held up remarkably well.
PaulT00 -
Frame/Lens: Pewter/Black Iridium, Pewter/Ruby Iridium, Pewter/Black Iridium Polarized

These were my first pair of Oakleys, bought the Black Iridium ones just after this model came out. They have lasted well although the spring hinges broke about 4 years ago and were replaced by Oakley service. Although I have quite a large head I found they fit really well (spring hinges help) and I never had a problem with them slipping or falling down - even bending over and almost upside down while washing the car they just stay put. Very comfortable and lightweight. My other half calls them my 'Posey Sunglasses' possibly because the lenses are really quite small - I look a bit alien while wearing them. One spring hinge broke again a while back but I managed to find a similar pair used on eBay and swapped the arm out - Oakley have no parts remaining apparently and can't repair them any more. I like them enough to sacrifice another pair to keep them going. Since fixing the original pair I've also got a pair of Ruby and most recently a pair with BIP lenses in them. All great glasses but I think my favourites are still the original BI ones. Classic.
professor oak -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium

Purchased these as a my first luxury glasses back in 01' and to this day they work like a champ. Awesome construction, good comfort and premium materials made these a great pair of shades. The small, sculpted 2.1 design and slightly angled lenses were a unique look (not for everyone). The glasses have a very "matrix" like appearance in person, futuristic.
bong -
i actually like the older black sunglasses boxes more than the newer yellow boxes. the e-wire 2.1 box shows a close-up of the frames in a very simple but artful way, makes a bold statement.
TERRORISM -
Have to agree with bong on this one, and not only because "bong ain't wrong", but because the old-school black boxes bring back that nostalgic feeling. Oakley truly knows the art - the art of creating a great looking pair of shades as well as adding value for the collector by creating a visually appealing box for their eyewear. The e Wire 2.1 box was no exception, featuring a close-up shot of the glasses and frames, poised at an angle (for a dramatic effect). The label on the end of the box was cool, too, as it featured a frontal pic of the glasses along with the color indication of the shades inside.
american image -
definately one of the best "in -view - boxes" for accessories
Dann -
Nice to see a time when little extra's were thrown in for seemingly no reason. I doubt you'd use that guitar pick nowadays, but it sure makes a nice collector's piece.
splatter -
love the cut away foam for the ear pieces and the white clear design is nice.
american image -
i own 34 / 100 , and it is never worn, never been out of the box , never adjusted, i only look at it. compared the the GMT it is leightweight, and the whole Eddy Jordan Blah Blah makes it even better.
Rick -
This is an elite version of the Timebomb that is sure to increase in stature as the years tick away. Eddie Jordan is a legend in F1 and this watch is limited to 100 pieces. It is my goal to get Fred to sell me his. I really like the case that displays this watch. Very cool. Fred doesn't know it yet, but #34 of 100 will be mine one day.
TERRORISM -
TimeBomb. Just the name strikes interest in most people. And how appropriate, since this is literally a "ticking" instrument of precision. For this particular piece, rarity is also an intriguing factor as only 100 were ever produced. This watch is well worth the price for an avid Oakley collector - if you're lucky enough to find one for sale. The larger metal vault that houses this piece is even striking to behold! FIVE SKULLS.
bigaub -
Hi
i own 24/100 wear on very special occasions (2 upto now) absolute mint as new condition,also own standard timebomb xmetal white.The jordan is a darker metal thus making it that bit more special.
flippj -
i now own number 13/100, new in box, never worn, adjusted, nothing.
this is the first time ive ever felt a timebomb and overwhelmed by its weight and size, but coupled with the vault it comes in is an awesome set!
the fact its eddie jordan makes it even better as i used to be the personal trainer for his jordan f1 team and the driver on the plaque inside is fisichella, the guy i used to train back in the day!
this is super rare so it gets my 5 skull rating
BlueApeBlue -
Hi, I have 3/100 gifted to me from Eddie Jordan when I finished working for him in 2004. I used to chauffeur him and look after him and his properties also work for the team. The watch has been worn so is not perfect and he did not have the original box but he gave me the plaque. I would like to sell it if anyone is interested please let me know.
LEX7 -
i have this on the Straight Jacket. i originally really liked the fact that it was a bright metalic blue but then realised its a bit much and looks stupid when worn out in public.
Should be called FMJ blue instead
oogie -
I've always wanted the Scar in this frame color .. but just haven't found the right price going. Although I must admit to agree with Lex7 ... something tells me it would be a stretch to wear this frame color comfortably around town (and I even own two OTTs).
TERRORISM -
Another FMJ finish that really catches your eye. The color is almost a neon, royal blue and shines with a satin-like finish. Although somewhat "loud" in appearance, these frames look great if you've got the attire to match.
LEX7 -
Dunno why this isnt called FMJ gold. this is a gorgeous shiny gold frame colour that i wish was made into more models than just the eye jacket and the classic straight jacket.
banarno -
Awesome old school colour that made a recent revival on the new Eye Jackets, and a Exclusive of the Twentys.
Very flashy,and very cool.
Jay_X_Bee -
Awesome colour, with the fire lens it becomes even greater.
O-TasMiC -
I have always liked the name of this frame color, sounds like it would taste good. I dont have any glasses with this frame color, but would love to.
oogie -
A top FMJ for the ages. Pretty much went out with the old Straight Jackets and Jackets. But for some serious flash and color, the Electric Mustard can not be beat! A great look!
Rick -
I think this is the flashiest frame color Oakley has made to date. The Electric Mustard is what turned me on to the Eye Jacket back in the mid-to-late 90's. Great name too.
TERRORISM -
Oakley aptly named this frame color and exceeded expectations as well. Thanks to the full metal jacket finish, the frame almost seems to have an aura of its own as the golden-yellow color possesses a metallic shine. Utilizing this FMJ finish also strengthens the frame, being encased in lightweight metal. When coupled with fire iridium in the Minutes or Twentys, the frame color becomes an instant classic.
Ian -
Always stands out. Great on display and for wearing.
josh n -
I have had three pairs so far and they are my favorite sunglasses. The color is original and bold. I also plan on painting my 92 convertible camaro the same color.
fin7 -
The ultimate carry case for thumps, cables, chargers etc.
Not entirely practical for all occasions, but if protection & storage is required this has to be the box.
Jay_X_Bee -
Great box, even if you want to take more oakleys with you, you can put them in the top storage in stead of the cables.
losepia -
If you spent the money on Thump...this is the bomb for protection and storage of the cables. Although a bit large to carry around everyday.
oogie -
This is a great freakin' case! (OK, I may have been swayed by the low blowout pricing at Circuit City ($1-3)). But with the seperated compartments, you could easily store two regular frames in the box ... even more if you store them folded up in their bags.
Ed -
This is one big box! The ultimate way to protect your Thump and all the chargers/cables. I like how the cutout for the wall charger uses the otherwise wasted space between the earstems. The upper compartment is cavernous. I agree with the other reviewers here that it can be nice for holding one or more additional pairs of eyewear.
jumpman73 -
If you own a Thump, you need to get one of these. This is great to not worry about your Thump. I don't use my bag to carry my Thumps now. I always felt that the Thumps weren't very secure in just the bag. So I got the Soft Box. Now I have no worries.
fin7 -
Great travel vault, enough space to carry glasses and usb.
perfect size and shape
losepia -
The soft vault's storage of the USB cable is nice...however the storage compartment for thump is a bit tight. Also seems like Oakley should give you one of these for spending 300-400.
oogie -
A great case, with a divider. Luckily, if you want to use the case for other eyewear, you can just cut/remove the divider and leave plenty of room for any frame (except x-metals).
Dann -
Color: Black
Just picked up one of these. As always the soft vault should protect my precious, but there's a velcro compartment inside which holds the USB cable; a must since that cord likes to uncoil and hang out everywhere.
Tick -
Got one for cheap & ues it for Gascans cuz I don't have Thumps yet. I like it because it has a divider in it so you can keep your glasses & microfiber bag separate. 5 Stars
DisturbedEarth -
Color: black

bought one with the thump's - gotta have it and no worries rustling around in my gymbag - love the storage for chargers etc....
Ed -
Another great Soft Vault. A simple yet elegant way to carry your Thump and the USB cable neatly
splatter -
Like the compartments don't like the small sunglass compartment size. The case limits itself to the Thump and other smaller frames.
jumpman73 -
This is a great alternative to the box if you are traveling and need to conserve room. It has just enough space to hold your thumps and your cords. It also offers a sense of security for your wearable electronics.
ShadyOak -
I don't even have a pair of electronics (yet) but this case works awesome for pretty much all of my larger frames. I just pushed the usb compartment cover in as far as it would go and there's enough room for spikes, oil rigs, wardens, eye jackets, valves, New SJ II's, hatchet's, mars, and I can even squeeze the juliet's in there. I initially bought these for my hatchet's, but it turned out they work for pretty much everything. Nice :^)
Oak -
The Assault Boot is the overlooked member of the Elite lineup. Other than a relative lack of marketing, having CarbonX, leather, Lenzing and Vibram on your feet isn't as appealing as having titanium, carbon fiber or aluminum on your face or wrist. That said, the Elite Assault Boot is the most functional and best performing product of the Elite lineup.

Based on the designs of the current government-issued SI Hot Weather and Temperate Weather Assault Boots, the Elite Assault Boot retains the long term comfortability and style you've come to know and love. The metal speed lace loops as well as the normal eyelets and laces are a treat to work with. Shock absorption and ankle support are amazing and good as ever. Having fire resistant lining, slash resistance, chemical and oil resistance, puncture resistance, and an anti-microbial treatment isn't necessary in regular life, but these features certainly add to the "Eliteness" of the boot.

One of the first things I noticed about the boot was its weight. It's significantly heavier than its SI Assault Boot predecessors, yet it's not so heavy that it'll make a huge difference on long term wear. In fact, I like the novelty of having a heavier SI Assault Boot.

Another thing I noticed is the soles are stitched on rather than glued on. That makes a huge difference for durability and long term wear. The civilian version and some of the government-issued versions have durability issues because of the use of glue, so I'm pleased that Oakley went a step above for this release.

I've only tried it on for short period of time so far, so I don't know if it retains the infamous Assault Boot squeak we've all complained about.

The added material (eg. CarbonX) that makes the boot more durable also makes it very stiff. I find that the government-issued or even the civilian version are ready to wear out-of-the-box; there's really no need for a break-in period. The Elite Assault boot necessarily needs a break-in period before it will have the same flex as previous incarnations. Still, the stiffness in material provides a solid feel that also gives you a sense that nothing will break through its barriers and injure your feet.

Given its comfortability and durability, it's the most practical and best performing member of the Elite lineup (the members of which, IMO, have more pronounced performance issues than the Elite Assault Boot).

But while it performs well, it's clear Oakley didn't take measures to present the product as well as the other members of the line.

The other members of the Elite lineup come with faux wooden boxes with a metal Elite icon on the top of these presentation boxes. The Elite Assault Boot, on the other hand, comes with a simple massive black box that has a flat, nondescript Elite logo sticker on it. I was expecting and hoping for at least a metallic logo sticker on the box. Further, the C Six and TBII have laser-etched metal plates denoting the serial number and also have engravings on the product itself. The only thing denoting the production run on the Elite Assault Boot (which is limited to 100 across all 5 sizes offered) is printed on the size tags on the boots' tongue.

In short, the presentation for this Elite product is pretty sparse and cheap. The fact that it's an inexpensive product compared to the other Elite members diminishes this negative, but the product definitely loses marks because of it.

Those who appreciate the previous Assault Boots will absolute love this iteration. Overall, I give the Elite Assault Boot 4 Skulls out of 5. It's both comfortable and super durable (comparable to even Danner boots) while retaining the good aesthetics we're accustomed to. However, it loses marks for its poor presentation, which is somewhat mitigated by the fact that it has a relatively low retail price.

Review dated March 16, 2010
paulo henrique -
I saw a boot elite Dessana desert color someone there that has a black or desert ?
paulo henrique -
I saw a boot elite Dessana desert color someone there that has a black or desert ?
TERRORISM -
After a very long wait and several delays, the Full Metal Jacket was finally released...

The first impression was - although I almost hate to use the term since it has been so exhausted in the past - awesome. The watch arrived via mail in a large carton. Opening the carton revealed two separate boxes: one for the watch and one for the watch case. A special screwdriver was also included to remove/adjust links in the band.

The watch case was arguably the most impressive part of the package. Comprised of black acrylic and adorned with a metal Elite logo, the case also featured aesthetics which paralleled the watch design (i.e., slanting bars). The inside of the case contained a removable tray which displayed the watch and chain link; underneath laid a metal certificate of authenticity with the names of the design team engraved. In short, the presentation of the timepiece was nothing short of amazing.

The watch itself portrayed a somewhat unique design, with three separate dials, the date, and even a day indicator (nice touch). Also worthy of mention was the fact that the watch was removable from the band and could be joined with the chain link to create a pocketwatch. And of course the watch was automatic, never needing batteries.

Unfortunately, other elements negated the impressive presentation and positive points of the timepiece...

I am no watch expert, but after reading the description it appeared that the movement was nearly identical to that of the Time Bomb II - also an automatic watch, but with a $2,750 retail price (vs $8,995). For the price, one could purchase any one of a number of very high-end watches (including Rolex and Omega to name a few). But perhaps the most disappointing aspect of the watch was the "lack" of originality for design: it was very similar aesthetically to the Hollow Point, having the same crown, similar dial, and exact same band (except for the screws). Very disappointing lack of originality for an "Elite" timepiece, Oakley. Try harder next time.

The construction/materials of the watch seemed to be adequate, having been forged from titanium and protected by a sapphire crystal. Of course, with the pricepoint of the watch these elements were to be expected.

Also to note was the fact that the screws in the band were tightened with an ungodly and inhumane amount of torque - so much so that it was near-impossible to loosen them with the screwdriver that was included. This resulted in a very difficult, arduous, and unpleasant experience when attempting to adjust the band.

Overall, the watch was sufficient but it could have been better - especially considering the price.

HED4JC -
A true Watch Holy Grail
Ally -
Color: Canvas

I agree with Dann the hats a bit small at first, but once you stretch it out a bit its great.
Dann -
Color: Canvas

I lost my knockout beanie somehow, so I picked up one of these. It's a very nice hat. There's a knit pattern on the outside, and a fleece/windbreaker material on the inside. Once you put it on, it's like wearing a jacket for your head. Not a chance you'll get cold with this on. I had to stretch it out a bit before it didn't cut off circulation to my head, but once it fit, it was fine.
Salazabr -
These do fit small at first but the upside is that they really do fit everyone. I stretched one out to fit my huge head and once I did I never took it off when I was on nightshift in the deserts of AZ and NV. The windstopper makes it as warm as you could need. These were so popular I cleaned out the Vegas Vault and sold them at work, in one day they were all gone. And no I wasn't being a jerk, I sold them at cost.
The Game -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: Grey Gradient Polarized

A large wire frame with a gradient polarized lens? Day one purchase for me! I've been begging for more gradient lenses in wire frames ever since I got the Crosshair 2012. I used to think gradient lenses were just for looks but it te works as a grey lens that you can were even longer in the day. The fit is great as I was going for the obnoxious look with these.
john -
Awesome wallet. It's pretty small, so I had to filter some stuff before I could use it. But I've found myself trying to get people to notice my wallet... like cashiers at stores, etc. It has a cool outside slot where you can keep a card you use all the time, and you don't have to open it up or even take it out of your pocket to get at it. The snap over the cards is a nice feature - no way they'll fall out, plus it's fun to snap and unsnap.
zeroshiki -
Great wallet! if you prefer a small sized wallet then look no further. the skull emboss really stands out, and the icon emboss on the other side shows that it's an Oakley but doesn't show off too much to others that what you got there is an Oakley wallet. i wish that oakley included the card holder with warning triangle leather thingy like pickle and small leather have. not that it would be any use to me but still, it would be nice to have the same addition. anyways, 5 star!!!
o-xide -
Small and expensive, would have been nice if the icon has a metal thingy on it
O-minous -
Mixed feelings. Looks great though like many I find it too small to be practical. If you can pick it up cheap, DO.
sparra -
This looks the absolute business, just too little capacity personally for me, so I went for Leather Wallet Small. The embossed skull is super cool and stands out realy well, and te whole wallet (as most O wallets) is really solidly constructed. No small card holder with this wallet but it should be small enough for most people anyway.
DisturbedEarth -
Pimpin' wallet - extremely cool. I switched to this after my Pickle wallet blew out at the seams last X-mas...just had way too much stuff in it. This wallet does not hold nearly as much - which for me is a good thing. I use it in conjunction with the Money clip/wallet and it works great! 5 out of 5 stars....
warwagon -
Brilliant wallet. I was a little unsure when first buying it, but i loaded it up with my stuff and have never looked back. I did have to make a few mods, by removeing the CC clip and clasp as it created to much bulk..since than it folds nice and flat and I have no damage to my CC's, plus it's easier to get them out. I love the size nice and compact, and the rivets and skull logo give it that tougher edge.
kingphilbert -
Way too small (slim from top to bottom) and it just didn't feel right upon first touch. It only had a single cash compartment which along with the quick access card slot both seemed too shallow to hold cash or card. The snap enlosure was tight with the 3 cards in the slots and just felt unnecessary. And if anything I thought it would end up snapping a card, which my ass has done in the past without even having a metal pivot point against the cards. Though a cool wallet, too expensive what it has to offer in the line of features.
evan.carrigan -
I love this wallet. It is the perfect size (i like mine small) and has tons of neat features and beautiful worksmanship.
o-xide -
Color: Red
Very ordinary and quiet. pretty much like the first release of apparels back in 97 when the only logo is the embroided stitche O
Ed -
Color: Navy

A nice, understated shirt for those who want to wear the O proudly but don't like big, bright prints or billboard logos. The mad science tag on the back on the red tab on the left sleeve are distinctive touches that set this T apart from non-Oakley shirts.
Dann -
Color: Black
This sweatshirt keeps me warm throughout the whole winter. It's good to wear indoors and out, since it will keep the cold out, but won't make you sweat if it's a little chilly inside too. I wouldn't recommend it for long periods of time indoors in anything above room temperature.
Dann -
Color: Black, Khaki
Just recently starting a job where the dress attire was stepped up slightly, I grabbed these pants due to the great Backcountry Store price. They are of excellent quality and feel great. Plus it's nice to have a skull on you even though you're supposed to be dressing up.
TERRORISM -
The emerald frame showcases a deep green hue and beautiful highlights without being too flashy. At first glance the frame appears to be a simple green, but upon closer inspection the subtle, sparkling, metallic finish becomes evident. Oakley did an excellent job with this color, as it's far more interesting than a stanard, solid "green" hue would have been.

LEX7 -
another wierd colour double that oakley have done, this is sooooo close to joker its not even funny, the shade of green is only very slighty different.
this is a nice green sparkly frame less goldy than th joker though.
Dann -
This is a very classy lens. It almost looks black from a distance, but has just enough color to set it apart. The lens shading and characteristics are similar to the Black Iridium, and the coating is really just for looks.
kingphilbert -
This was introduced as a Sunglass Hut exclusive lens in 2000/2001 I believe. It does have a grey base lens that is slightly blue when viewing through. As with most Iridium coatings, I don't believe they effect what color you see as much as the base does. Not many companies were even using green at this point for lenses, I mean sure Revo had green glass and Bolle had something like this in the 90s, but it was a great first with Oakley. A few other companies had even intro'd green lenses after this had come out. Though named Emerald, it didn't show green like a true emerald. It was more of a Gold and Pale Green blend. A great overall lens though.
NeptuneTQ -
Beautiful lens. I'm usually not a fan of green, but this is more a pale green to dark. You'd really have to see this in person to make a judgment on it, don't rely on the horrible pictures Oakley has on their websites. It's very different from most sunglass lenses I've ever seen, which makes it unique, which makes it very cool.
bong -
Ruby Iridium usually gets all the attention, but Emerald Iridium are equally nice. just like the Rubies, the Iridium coating changes colour at different angles, ranging from yellow, green, to something really dark. everything stays neutral with these lenses, and colours stay true, and are not overly dark like the Black Iridium can sometimes be. they're not a loud and flashy as the Ruby, but has just enough character and edge. an all around classy lens.
lucky13 -
One of the best looking lenses for bright/sunny conditions. Very nice heavy mirror iridium finish -- can't really see the eyes of the person wearing them. The grey base is nice, and this transmission rate is my favorite -- 13%. ;-) But on a serious note, the transmission rate is about perfect, as I find some of the darker lenses with neutral characteristics (grey base), can sometimes make colors seem duller than they are.
frankie4fingers -
It's something different, not favourite. Very colorfull but cool. You could create cool combos and they looks nice everytime. Good for bright sun and better than Black Iridium, I think. The base should be the same, but by the coatings they get different and at emerald it's better. But I think they are much darker than Black Iridium, even they should be lighter. Someone said they are unscratchable, but only rumor. They are very resistant, much more than the real colorfull, shiny lenses like Fire,+Red or Ruby
Electric Blue -
Sorry man, I love the lens as much as you do, but they are scratchable....very. The resistant part is beacause of the fact that you cant see the scratches as well as other lenses like ruby, 24k fire etc. Other than that, i wish they would put it on more glasses like monster dogs. That would be pretty sick
jumpman73 -
These are so unique. I really like looking at the world through these lenses. They are so different. The only drawback is finding things to match with these lenses. But who cares right!
Tim Cooper -
Very good lens better than black iridium. This lens is far more colour enhancing than black iridium. Sky is blue as blue and that looks nice in my opinion. The lens tint is very appealing especially on the Juliets wow they look cool in emerald! Has a hint of yellow at certain angles but I believe earlier generation emeralds were greener. Overall this lens is a favourite of mine very natural looking tint. (not over the top like reds fires etc!)
LEX7 -
Looks extremely cool on the outside but not as cool to look through.
When I first saw this lens i was hoping it would make everything look green but alas its grey.
WHY?
Ed -
Not a bad shade of green, especially when compared to some other super-bright green mirrors you see on other brands. The color fades to a yellowish tint at the edges of the lens. The base tint is blue-grey, which seems to almost decrease contrast, casting a bluish haze over everything. Not my favorite lens to look through, but it's relatively rare compared to other lens options, so good to have in the collection.
ball5out -
i got the splice emerald. the green and black combo makes it military like. Kinda like a night vision lol. the green tint looks cool and as far as light transmission, u can use these even on the suniest days
banarno -
Quite a nice soothing lense to look through,but not spectacular.
But pretty much a really nice lens to look at from the outside.
x-metalman -
I like this lens because it brings out the blue hues in everything. Take a look at the sky when it's clear(obviously) and then you'll see a blue sky. As for the green, I like the 2nd gen Emerald better than the first.
oogie -
Great lens for the Oakley collection. Something different instead of the grey or yellow-baed hues to view from. The emerald iridium is a great lens, largely understated in that it's not so bright as the fire, ruby, or even gold can be.
RubyMars -
My favorite lense, after Ruby of course. Enough color on the outside to stand out to passerbys. Dark enough for the brightest days, and yet great for low light too.
barbercb -
I have this lens in my Juliet. This is one of my favorite lenses. Not super exciting to look through. It flatens out green, and makes the sky slightly bluer. Very soothing on the eyes. It is one of my 3 must have's
Ijon__Tichy -
For me it is the nicest lens out there. Very soothing but still very sharp and clear, not like the ruby's that seem to decrease the contrast. Definately a must have!
Tick -
Nice to look through like Black but with that little added touch of flair. Iridium looks awesome out in the sun!
Rick -
I am a fan of the Emerald, but there seems to be a change taking place in this lens lately. I have noticed a more goldish tone on the latest Emeralds I have come across. The true Emeralds are a beautiful tone of green throughout and look great. These seem to be harder to find in recent releases. I hope Oakley isn't phasing it out.
TERRORISM -
Although not quite as illustrious as the name suggests, Emerald Iridium still offers excellent contrast, beautiful color, and great protection. Truly this is one of the more versatile lenses that Oakley has created: somehow it seems to be well-suited for bright conditions, yet isn't overly dark on overcast days. Too bad the polarized version was extremely limited, as this would have no doubt made an award-winning combo with the Juliet.
anonymous -
Just bought this lens for my juliet polished, very impressed with the color definition in bright light. I agree with Tim, they look SWEET in the juliets, very futuristic looking. The view through these lenses is slightly blue tinted, but very neutral, similar to my black iridium polarized, but more bright.
Raymond Karlsson -
A somewhat hipper version of the old Grey lens. I have the rx (sight only) version in a pair of bronze Half Jackets (XLJ).
Tend to like the grey base (have a Grey Radar lens and a + Red Iridium M Frame lens as well). It gives a very comfortable vision in clear conditions. The Emerald Iridium is similar (compared to Grey) to what Ice Iridium is compared to Black Iridium. A bit cooler and more attractive as well.
redline8x1000 -
very good lens! i like the unique tint to it. i got them XLJ style for my half jackets for a change from the standar black iridium lens i've been using for years. they worked out great last week when i tried them out. used pretty much for beach volleyball. a good find. saw them on display at the Oakley factory lobby shop.
The Game -
When going for a green colored lens, emerald is not my first choice. I prefer the color and tint of jade iridium. The emerald inside and out is rather dull, good for sunny days and passable on cloudy days but if I had the choice I'd go with jade.
slackman -
These lenses look sweet when in intense lighting. And of all the lenses I have, I like driving in these the most. If you have ever looked out of Ruby Iridium lenses before the coloring and light transmission is very similar, but just with a bit more blue. I would like to see more of the polarized version of these lenses in models to come.
Jonny -
I'm just a tad bit disappointed with these. The sales rep at Oakley Vault pushed these hard. I wanted a pair of lenses that would be suitable for driving in lower light conditions, because I own a set of Polarized Ice Iridium and Polarized Black Iridium. I wanted to use the positive red, but the guy insisted on Emerald. I wish the store wasn't located indoors, because I personally feel like the contrast it thrown way off, but in an ok way. Maybe it's because I'm used to looking through polarized lenses? I don't know. I give these 4 stars because they look sweet in the sun. The different angles give it distinct colors, and the blueish tint while looking through them is soothing. However, it seems much more bland than my Polarized Ice, which seems to burst with contrast compared to these. Still not a bad pair though, and a keeper for the collection.
Ian -
I'm torn on this lens. I originally bought it due to it's exclusivity, but I never really like how it looked. It was always more gold than green. The only pair I ever had with these lenses I rarely wore due to my lack of love for color/contrast enhancing lenses. They were cool to look at, but much less so to look through.
John -
My favorite lens right now with nice color, easy to adapt and mirrored. When I compared the Titanium to Emerald, I was surprised that Emerald had more of a tint than Titanium. Besides the nice mirror color, what I love best is looking through it, you don't need to adjust your eyes like other iridiums. This is a very glassy green, not too outlandish like Fire, Ruby or Blue Iridium. I love it!!!!
Tim -
My new MotoGP Holbrooks just arrived today and I am disappointed that they are not as green as I thought. More like a pale green to yellow however the view through the lens is great. We'll see how they prove in the long run.
Farlius -
I like to throw these in my Juliets every March for St. Paddy's Day. Definitely a unique and uncommon color. Shows good contrast/grey when using.
don -
im torn between getting the emerald iridium or getting the black iridium. ive never owned a green lense before and not sure if its worth the risk? any thoughts?
Matt228 -
Just got a pair of custom Tens with this lens and I really like them. Though they're not super green on the outside, I really like the view looking through them. It's almost a purple tint. I'd say they're blue, but I've had the ruby lens and these have more of a periwinkle color than the true blue of the ruby. These are ideal for sunny days as it makes everything come down to a more overcast shade.
LIEUTENANT -
These ones are the lenses of the first oakley sunglasses pair I ever purchased,back in 2004.What a glorious day,what a glorious pair!!!The splice gunmetal/polished black-emerald iridium.The lenses are more than great,they have this typical intense tint,which unlike the newer colours such as tungsten,vr28 black polarized,has not uniformity,but it's ranging from a bright sky blue,to emerald of course,and then a pale yellow/brown depending on the agle you see the lenses from.The emerald colour specificly,is impressive,and it being rare,makes it more priceless.This one is as much outstanding as the +red iridium,and the fire iridium.When you look through it,it appears to be black,and frankly,the first time I was wearing them,I couldn't tell the difference between them,and the black iridium lenses.Only after close inpection under bright light did I manage to locate the differences.Of course they are highly recommended for bright light.I had no problems at all.Since I don't have their polarized edition,I can only imagine how effective and efficient that would be.The emerald iridium is a pleasure to the eye.
Feelin'Froggy -
Love this lens. I have them on a pair of Jupiters. I do wish they were a *tad* greener, though. Haven't seen Jade in person yet. Looks like it may overtake the Emerald. Looking through it is great. A little darker than through Ruby. Just as much contrast.
Zax -
I'm a little torn on these. I have these in my carbon Juliet's which make an awesome combo, but the contrast is lacking. I know it's not meant to be a contrast enhancing lens, but these lenses seem a little more gry than other grey based lenses. I don't own too many grey based lenses, but I don't think I'll replace this. The color is awesome and maybe over time, I will get used to the greyish/bluish tint that these give off while looking through.
dmc -
A nice, understated color that is uniquely Oakley, but not in-your-face like fire. I loved the slightly blue base tint, however it doesn't do much for increasing contrast.
banarno -
Quite a nice soothing lense to look through,but not spectacular.
But pretty much a really nice lens to look at from the outside, and the polarization cuts down on glare if you are near water.
jumpman73 -
The emerald color is very nice and its good to have a polarized option for them. I actually prefer using the non polarized emerald over these. Although, I will say the polarized version comes in handy at the beach. It really helps to cut down the glare.
TERRORISM -
Combining one of the most versatile iridium lenses with added polarization results in the rare and elusive combination of Polarized Emerald Iridium. As most can attest, Emerald Iridium by itself is excellent for both medium and low-light conditions, and provides superior contrast. Polarization only makes the lens that much better. To the best of my knowledge, this lens option was only available in two models: A-Wire and Titanium C-Wire. Undoubtedly one of Oakley's greatest accomplishments.
DoctorCrip -
Not only does the fact that this lens looks and performs so well make it so remarkable, but factoring the exclusivity of it makes it that much more of a truly incredible lens. I consider the Emerald Polarized one of my favorite lenses as well as one of Oakley's greatest achievements. I'd say that I'd like to see it available for more styles, but as I previously stated, it being so rare only makes it that much cooler.
Jon -
This lens is just average in my opinion. The outside is amazing, but looking through, everything looks dull and boring. It may just be my personal taste though. It seems more dull than most gray base lenses.
Tim Coops -
Just a truely beautiful lens, such a nice shade of green being not too rich just a perfect pale green. I have them in my A Wire 2.0 and they are not only great looking out in the sun but they perform great too! They do have contrast enhancing properties but only just suitable for overcast days. These are as rare as hens teeth apparently as only two (now discontinued ) models featured Polarized Emerald! There are not many Green mirror lenses out there! Only Costa Del Mar and Revo mainly have them but only in a few of their own select models, just like Oakley! Anyhow Emerald Polarized looks very dressy and expensive when compared to the annoying reds or fire Iridium tints. I love green and it's my favouroite color so I am glad to wear it on my Sunglasses! I am an environmentally conscious person too.
gmt -
just get the ichiro polished emerald slate today !! What can I say the green earsocks and nosebomb looking great. The lenses are perfect for me. Real mix of the emerald and slate features !!
Wassaaaaaaaaaap -
very nice lens. made for medium light. If you live somewhere very sunny, these might not be the best in terms of practical use. Styling though.
lucky13 -
Visually stunning and my favorite color Oakley has ever released! Nice fusion between the emerald and slate iridiums. Light transmission is perfect for me, and I find this comfortable to wear both indoors and outdoors. Nice iridium mirror, which hides the eyes well in a lot of conditions, except when it's very sunny and the light creeps in from the top or sides. Still, it hides the eyes better than most lenses with similar or even lower transmission rates.

Many think that these are too light to wear during sunny conditions, but I mostly disagree... I think the only times these don't offer enough protection is during the early morning or late afternoon of a clear and sunny day -- when the sun is near the horizon.
anonymous -
Next to the Ruby lens, this would be my favorite. For a 24% transmission you'd expect you're eyes to be seen like G30s but it has a very heavy Emerald tint which is cool. I agree with partly cloudy or Medium to Low light conditions.
MelG -
Next to the Ruby lens, this would be my favorite. For a 24% transmission you'd expect you're eyes to be seen like G30s but it has a very heavy Emerald tint which is cool. I agree with partly cloudy or Medium to Low light conditions.
dmc -
Simply awesome. 24% transmission is light enough to even wear indoors, but really come into their own on overcast days.
dan-E -
The Emerald Slates found on the Ichiro Juliets are spectacular to look at when they're being worn. While they'd get limited use in sunny climates, those who experience more inclement weather will probably fall in love with these. While a not as amazing to look through, still a great lens on a functional level.
pythoner -
I tried these on in a pair of Juliets and I immediatly asked what they were and knew that I had to have them. I called up Oakley and the said I can't get them. Long story short, my newly purchased Juliets are there getting the lenses and earsox that are associated with them.

I love this lens because of the neutral base, I can't stand amber based lenses. The iridium seems to do most of the work for the reduction in light but a very nice lens to look thru and at.
ball5out -
one of my favorite lenses. whenever I watch a baseball game or need to go somewhere that I gotta look decent or formal, this is what I wear. The style could be accepted in both formal or rugged applications
addicted2o -
yup got it in the ichiro too...great lenses..nice mix of emerald and slate colors...lets a liitle more light in than the slate lenses yet still better
jumpman73 -
Just picked these up with my Ichiros. Man, these are so cool in person. At first I wasn't that impresses when I saw them online. Now I have no regrets.
Dartflare -
Emerald Slate are my top 1 lens... Are just perfect...
from the inside you have that light blueish or purple tint, that feels awsome for the eyes, from the outside you have that wonderful emerald green with something of yellow.
In a first look its looks too light but after a fill minutes with it you just cant take them off, the polished frame of ichiros juliet make the perfect match with this lens.. even when I go out with my OO Blue Iridium ichiro, my finito or my 1st gen Red Ruby... People don't turn as much as they turn for the Emerald slate... and when you wear it doesn't the lens don't look as light as they are so when the sun is going down or we have a cloudy day and Im wearing (perfect conditions for them) people ask me "isn't too dark for sunglasses?" when I let them try out the first thing they can say after the time of shock... is "where can I get those glasses?"
AWSOME DUDE!!!!!!
JimBob -
For some reason the iridium coating this lens color is more reflective than most other iridium lenses I've had my hands on (excepting Fire, 24K and +Red) but they're not too dark to use on overcast days. From the outside the lenses have a yellowish tint about them when compared to the "normal" emerald iridium lenses. From the inside they give everything a light blueish tint.
Rick -
I have a tendency to forget about how much I like these lenses. They are on the light side, but they do a great job in a range of lighting conditions. I wouldn't suggest them for a bright sunny day, but they perform better than you would expect. The real strength however is in the look they give. They are a silvery-green that is just amazing. I would wear them much more if I didn't have such a paranoia towards care of my Ichiro Juliets. Fans of dark lenses will probably find these slightly better than Ti Clear or Slate, but might not appreciate them from a blockage point of view.
TERRORISM -
Compared to a standard emerald lens, this lens seems to "glow" with an aura of its own. Likewise, from the standpoint of wearing the lens, the base-coloration of the emerald slate lens offers an alternative view from that of emerald. While the emerald lens offers great protection for a wide-range of conditions, the emerald slate performs better on lower-light/overcast conditions. Still, based on the physical attractiveness and the exculsivity of the lens (only available in a few models), it deserves its share of recognition.
DoctorCrip -
Since Emerald and Slate happen to be two of my favorite lenses, it only makes sense that I like Emerald Slate so much. It looks great on the outside and it has a very comfortable tint when looking through it. Also, it lets just the right amount of light in to make it wearable in almost any type of light condition.
etheman23 -
Nice to have
Wookieman -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any

Finally petite woman have a pure sport sunglass designed just for them. They no longer have to make due with mongo sized frames that come in special female friendly colors. I work at SGH and had several women try these on, and they look great and feel great. This frame is a winner for sporty girls everywhere. The Hydrophobic coating and case is a great touch.
catmatack *meow* -
Frame: Brown Sugar
Lens: VR28 black iridium polarized edge

The Endurings are a perfect fit for women who have a petite face and are looking for something to use while cycling, hiking, running or any kind of sport. They have a comfortable rubber nose piece and ear socks that are made of Unobtainium so as you perspire it sticks more to your face. It has a wrap around feel and great coverage it comes in 2 shape lenses depending on your preference. I also can't get enough of the VR28 black iridium polarized lenses it's a rose base that is soothing to the eye.
The Game -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Simple, classy, sleek. They describe the enduro. From first try I knew I had to have a pair of these. The first batch is tame on the color combinations but I can see them going crazy with these like the Holbrook. If you have many Holbrooks like me and want something smiliar these are they way to go.
Obsidian -
Frame: Grey Ink/Black Ink
Lens: Black Iridium/Chrome Iridium Polarized
I usually prefer squared frames but I decided to try the enduro and really like the look. They fit really well and are extremely light. They have a classier look, almost like some designer frames from other brands. There's also a lot of variety so you can get more plain frame/lens combo or something more flashy if you prefer.
Synergy -
Color: Earth

Nice pants, but be warned - if like me you want the Earth colour, note that it's not brown as the Oakley image suggests, but a murky grey colour with hardly a hint of brown. Seems it's not only the lens colours that look different in the pictures than in reality!
Munkfish -
Nice poster, looks impressive on the wall - pulling a neat trick!
cycling-pablo -
Great cause, simple item. Show your support of someone who oakley supports as well. Good strength too, seems a little thicker than my livestrong band which I have broken 2 of.
american image -
i ordered a box full of these, just to give them to customers who know who he is , and want to show support, one size, heavy rubber. nice colour.
i hope ernesto will get well in time
ball5out -
awesome cause. good way of showing support to our Oakley representing athlete. good point on the it seems stronger part. I do feel like it cannot compare to other ones out there
TSIcon8 -
Great cause. It just goes to show how true Oakley is to its athletes which is one of the reasons I fell in love with them....
Brian -
Pros: Great cause. The recessed name and number look really nice. I like the color.

Cons: Too small. Not very durable: ripped slightly when putting it on.
Derpitty -
Make them bigger, more durable, and more flexible. Great cause though.
Débora Cristina do Prado Belinello -
Olá, tenho um Eternal Rust 03-394, adquirido em 2010, cujas lentes estragaram. Liguei na assistência técnica, pois queria trocar as lentes, mas fui informada que não há mais possibilidade desta troca, em face de tratar-se de um modelo fora de linha (fora de fabricação). Então a atendente me deu a opção de entrar no site da review e verificar modelos compatíveis, para que façam a troca integral do produto - mas não consegui visualizar as opções disponíveis para tal troca; vocês poderiam, por gentileza, me orientar como proceder?
No aguardo de resposta
Att. Débora Prado
Brasil / Jarinu-SP
deboraprado80@gmail.com
TERRORISM -
Found in only a handful of select models, Evergreen pairs with the respective lens hues for HI, Miami, and OR in the collegiate lineup. A deep, dark green, this frame closely resembles Emerald from a distance, but the finish is consistent and lacks the metallic properties of Emerald or Joker.


o-xide -
I know I have this shirt but can't remember which one exactly so no rating yet
o-xide -
no real use for the expandability but it is slightly bigger than the small so I bought it
kingphilbert -
Frame: Fuel/Cobalt
Lens: Gold/+Red

This was the first Oakley I had owned two of the same. When it first showed up in Ivory and Fuel I was on it as fast as I could get it. I loved the Gold Iridium lens instantly and the Fuel frame was so different. Cobalt I grabbed about 4 months later and had actually found it with both Black and +Red lenses. I grabbed the +Red because it looked nicer with the blue. It's a great lens as well for a dark lens with color. They should have kept a few of these around. So many people still ask me if they are available.
Ed -
Frame: Cobalt
Lens: +Red Iridium

My very first pair of Oakley's. Great for cycling, as they did a nice job keeping the wind out of my eyes. Like most early Eye Jackets, the ear stems broke at the thin part where the ear sock sits due to stress concentration from flexing. Oakley eventually improved the design (i.e. smooth curves instead of sharp corners), and I did not have any further problems after getting warranty replacement parts. I eventually parted with these as Oakley released newer models that fit my face better.
Ed -
Frame: Moss
Lens: Gold Iridium

I got this pair for the Gold Iridium lenses, and the Moss frame, a nice metallic dark green, went well with the lenses. This pair had the improved ear stem design, so I did not experience any breakage. These served me well for a few years, but again, when Oakley began expanding their product line, I found models that fit better and gave these to my sister.

Update: Got these back from my sis, who wasn't wearing them any more. The RH lens orbital cracked, but she did a nice job super-gluing it back together. Still in good shape otherwise. Since they don't fit nearly as well as my other glasses, they'll probably just sit on display now. Moss sure is a pretty color.
LEX7 -
Frame: Black Gold
Lens: Gold Iridium

This was my first pair and since then I got 4 more pairs of Original jackets.
I love them, they are my most used pair, they are now so flexible I can pop the arms off and put them back on with no trouble at all. and for a pair of glasses over 9 years old they only have 2 tiny scratches on them.
gold iridium is by far my favourite lens it makes everything look better when your wearing them on a really sunny day.
I love the original eye jackets they come in the best frame colours I hope one day to own every single colour.
sparra -
Frame: Black Gold
Lens: Gold Iridium

My first pair of Oakley's - just because they seemed to be THE Oakley to have at the time. After the novelty wore off, I felt like a bit of a fly, but I've started wearing them again now and they still look cool. The Corten frame seems rarer than others so my pair look distinctive, and the build quality on these are excellent - better than my XX. The Gold Iridium lens is really good and the frame design is timeless.
o-xide -
Frame: cobalt
Lens: +Red
One of my very first pair that I actually used everyday. The ear stems gave up on me so many times and the lens got really beat up. This was once my favorite when I go rollerblading for miles. I just thought it looked so cool. I goes with speed!1994 was the year if I remember correctly. I really wanted to collect all the color but I thought it was silly.
Chad Z -
Frame: Gold X
Lens: Gold Iridium

My second pair of Oakleys, and also my favorites. Why only the 3 star rating?
I had to keep replacing the arms because they would break. But the fit and the look were perfect. Oakley needs to bring back this frame (in a more durable material of course)
LEX7 -
Frame:Cheetah
Lens:Gold Iridium

Has to be one of the craziest frame colours around.
Only available on Fates and Four S.
Looks great and very different.
Perfectly accompanied by the gold Iridium lens, Although im annoyed its not Leather Gold Iridium like the Fate and the Four S because I dont have that lens.
I wish Oakley would do more Animal Coloured Frames.
LEX7 -
Frame:Carmel
Lens:VR50

Got these for 2 reasons.
one cos im trying to collect all the original eye jackets and two cos I wanted the VR50 lens.
The carmel frame is a browny orange colour looks very similar to a dark pumpkin.
the VR50 lens and the Carmel frame compliment eachother well.
LEX7 -
Frame:Fingerprint
Lens:Black Iridium

One of oakleys most unique frame colours, this black and white stripped frame really does look like a close up shot of a fingerprint.
it is a shame that oakley have not repeated this colour on another oakley frame.
LEX7 -
Frame:45mm FMJ
Lens:Gold Iridium

I love all the FMJ frames, this is probably my least favourite one, its a bit too silvery coloured for me, its not as dark as the others, which is what I prefer.
If we ever get the pictures back, you can see it is alot lighter in real life than in the picture.
LEX7 -
Frame:Electric Mustard
Lens:Black Iridium

This colour frame is gorgeous, its called Electric Mustard but it is actually a very bright FMJ Gold colour but I guess oakley wanted a weirder name than FMJ gold.
Great retro pair for the collection.
LEX7 -
Frame:Ivory/Straight
Lens:Gold Iridium

This was my second choice when I bought my first pair of eye jackets back in 1995.
I have been wanting them for ages and I finally found them a few months ago.
The ivory is such a nice simple colour and just compliments the gold Iridium lens soo well.
The Ivory frame colour is a nice beige colour and is much nicer than the Pearl colour that oakley also do.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Fuel
Lens: Gold
I wish I still had these. Unfortunately the earstems on them broke and Oakley had discontinued them so I was not able to get a replacement. They weren't that durable and I had to send them in twice, but Oakley changed them for no charge and they also paid for shipping to them and back to me which was very cool. I hope Oakley remakes these like the Razorblades.
LEX7 -
Frame:Gold X
Lens:Gold Iridium

Another great frame with the Gold Iridium lens.
the gold iridium lens was widely used in the eye jacket range. maybe this is why oakley now over use black Iridium.

Gold X is very similar to the Texas Tea frame in frogskin.
its a nice goldy bronzey colour with a reptile skin effect.
banarno -
Frame:Fingerprint
Lens: Black Iridium
A must have for any vintage collection.
A smaller version of the super cool Trenchcoat,these were released in 1994, and are still pretty cool and wearable today.

Tick -
Frame: Gold X
Lens: Gold
These really lived up to their name. These were really the first Oakleys to fit like we all know Oakleys to fit now. The Zeros & blades were very cool but these took it to a new level.
LEX7 -
Frame:Black
Lens:VR28

Pair no 24.
sadly one of many many black frames that were made in the EJ.
unlike its trenchcoat big brother this combo has silver icons and script instead of gold.
LEX7 -
Frame:FMJ 7.62
Lens:Black Iridium

pair no.25

this is one of my fave colours. ive got it on the trenchcoat aswell.
this is easily one of the nicest FMJs that oakley do. it would be great to see this colour again on some newer styles.
american image -
Frame: fingerprint & cheetah
Lens: black & gold

This is the frame that ignited the global recognition for oakley , an icon in its truest form, the most ever copied piece on the entire planet, comfortable and leightweight, with great vision. had only one flaw , it snapped on the earstems way too often
, therefor not a 5 but a 4
Scot -
Frame: Blood
Lens: Black Iridium
These were my first pair, back in '94 or '95 maybe. Bought them from a friend at a bike shop. I used them for years until I jumped up to Topcoats. Don't know if I can part with them, but I never wear them anymore. They are a little too tight as mentioned below, and the earstems are a little week. Can't remember how many times I got new ones from Oakley, but still, great glasses. Besides M-Frames, these were the most recognizable glasses back in the day!
O -
Frame: Electric Mustard
Lens: /Black Iridium


my first pair.. the color is very different and grabs your attention when you first see them, they are classic
jumpman73 -
Frame: Gold X
Lens: Gold

One of my original pairs of Oakleys. I love the gold lens. I feel like I can see a lot clearer with these. Again, the earstems broke on mine twice like my fuels. Still, I love the shape of em and the style.
splatter -
Frame: fmj
Lens: black iridium

light and roundy makes you look like an alien, which is a good thing depending on who you are.
LEX7 -
Frame:Tortoise
Lens:Gold Iridium

I have been wanting a Tortoise frame for so long and I finally found these. They look so good. The tortoise frame is one of the more wierd looking frames which is why I like them so much. It is nice to have a multi coloured frame.
Also goes perfectly with the Gold Iridium lens.
oogie -
Frame: 7.62
Lens: Black

A classic! But sadly, I would probably give the Jackets one of my lowest ratings simply due to the eternal "my earsocks broke in the middle" problem. Past that, though, sweet classic styling with a myriad of colors to choose from. Plus, each time I had the earstems replaced, Oakley replaced the complete frame (to keep the color matching). And who would be upset and getting a new frame! :)

adamjmoore -
Frame: Fuel
Lens: Gold Iridium
My first pair of oakleys, feel a bit large for me when compared to my fave t wires. I fell on the glasses when skiing once, both of the arms came off but it was just a case of snapping them back on the frame and they were as good as new. Used mainly for driving nowaday as the larger frames keep the sun out better.
LEX7 -
Frame:Pearl
Lens:+Red Iridium

these are super sweeet, the shiny white and the red goes perfectly together,
i really needed a nice bright light colour to brighten up my eye jacket collection and this does the job very well.
gorgeous combo.
LEX7 -
Frame:Black
Lens:Black Iridium

Sadly a rather boring combo compared to other EJs but most frames do come in the Black/Black Combo so it is a must for a complete collection.
dj.MLYT -
Frame: Cobalt
Lens: + Red Iridium

This really is an AWESOME colour combo, and I find it suits the EJs the best. The eye jacket really is awesome. Comfortable, light, and look wicked cool. the 2.0 and 3.0 can't touch it... I wish they still made these.
toontowndrifter -
Frame: cobalt
Lens:+red iriduim

can these still get fixed mine broke on the top of the right lens
if anybody knows e-mail me
beermasterking@yahoo.com
LEX7 -
Frame:FMJ+
Lens:+ Red Iridium

Pair no.26
this is a gorgeous combo, I once had it on the twentys but it looks way way better on the EJ.
pale silver and Bright bluey red go so well together.
great combo and so rare i thought i may never find them.


LEX7 -
Frame:Moss
Lens:Gold Iridium

another nice green/gold combo in the eye jacket.
as always same great things about eye jackets to say but youve heard it all before.
this is pair number 20,
mmmwwwuuuhhhahahaha i wont be long before i have them ALLLLLLL!!!
LEX7 -
Frame:Fuel
Lens:Gold Iridium

FINALLY, Ive been wanting a pair of these for too long.
they are so fookin cool and obviously rare cos it took me so long to find a pair.
finally my crackle collection is complete.
LEX7 -
Frame:Blood
Lens:Black Iridium

Pair no.27

I have this combo in the trenchcoats so same coments as before about the combo. but i definately thinks it looks better on the trenchcoats.
blood is such a great name for a rather boring dark red colour.
LEX7 -
Frame:10W40
Lens:Black Iridium

Pair no.28

this was a major holy grail for me and id never thought id find a mint pair let alone BNIB.
this is such an awesome colour its like a cloudy crystal orange. much darker and more orangey than the new 10W40 that has been released in the MD.
good choice with the BI lens i tihnk it would look bad with any other colour.

LEX7 -
Frame:Rootbeer
Lens:Gold Iridium

Pair no.29

not the prettiest pair of of eye jackets but was one of my holy grails because this is such a rare combo. was also made in the EJ 3.0
a very dark cloudy crystal brown.

LEX7 -
Frame:Rootbeer
Lens:Grey Polarized

Pair no.30

once again not the nicest EJ frame colour but this combo is very very rare and was one of my big holy grails.
i am confused as to why the rootbeer frame was used 3 times in the first gen EJ range.
Rick -
Frame: Electric Mustard
Lens: Black Iridium
This was my very first pair of "flashy" Oakleys. Picked them up at Nordstrom's in Seattle in the summer of '97 before leaving to teach English in Japan. I later lent them to a buddy and he lost them. Just recently I decided to replace them, and with the help of Lex, the Eye Jacket/Trench Coat master, I found a pristine pair. They aren't the originals but they help fill a void I've felt for years. The Electric Mustard frame color is extreme, and expect people to check you out if you have these babies on. To me, they are a substantial piece of Oakley history that still looks cool.
Rick -
Frame: FMJ 9mm
Lens: Black Iridium
I thought I was getting the FMJ 5.56 when I purchased these off eBay. To my disappointment, the 9mm arrived. I like it, but it just doesn't have the "kick" of the 5.56. The similarity in tones between the frame and lenses give it that monotone look which I'm not a real fan of. From far off it looks like you are wearing goggles or something. That said, I would put them on my Top 10 Eye Jackets list. I am currently purusing the 5.56 since it was the first pair of Oakleys that ever caught my eye. My best friend bought them and I've always admired them since.
LEX7 -
Frame:Corten
Lens:Gold Iridium

Pair no.32

this is a very nice combo but it is very similar to other eye jacket models. black gold, carmel and redline are all very similar to corten, it is a dark orangey brown. looks great with the GI lens.
Snazzmaster -
Frame: Moss
Lens: Gold Iridium

My first pair of Oakleys I bought so many years ago. Started the addiction. I retired them some time ago but i really wish theyd rerelease the frame color! I get asked all the time if they are still available
yoko -
Frame: Cheetah
Lens: Gold Iridium

Exotic print. Frame fits great and the size of the lens is just about right. Not too big nor small. Its wrap around design also helps in blocking the light. Print goes well only with girls though. A nice display item beside the RJ Bengals.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium

Just got these from my dad. Pretty nice and classic. Not too flashy. Great eye coverage as well as good looking.
s3an_looi -
Frame:Cobalt
Lens: +Red lenses

I'm not really keen on the Cobalt frame, it's more of a personal preference. However, I absolutely dig the +red lenses. Look at it straight on and it will show a blue/purple hue. from the sides it will look a deep red (which is sweet).

I've not been kind to this pair. But after so many years the build is still strong and working. The earstems can be snapped off and put back on when too much pressure is applied. Quite an interesting safety factor.
adrian13 -
Frame: cobalt
Lens: red iridium

great color combi. the lens block out the sun pretty well. the frame hide nicks and scratches very well so after all these years, they still look good. but i stopped buying eye jackets once they took on funny shapes
LEX7 -
Frame:Rootbeer
Lens:Gold Iridium Polarized

The penultimate pair of EJs to complete the collection.

Sadly ive got this frame twice already in the EJs this one comes with the Gold Polar lens, this combo has been a complete nightmare to track down.
Radical -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium

These things are awesome. Great eye coverage, sweet look, great fit, and very comfortable. I'd probably had these things for between 8 and 10 years (I can't remember exactly when I got them) before they broke (the right earstem broke off when I was putting them on). It's really too bad that they don't make these anymore, but there are some on eBay, so I'm going to check those out. I'm not sure if I would do any kind of sport (except motorsports) in these things, but they're perfect for anything else.
wundrdog1 -
Frame: Cobalt/Gold X/Fingerprint/Cheetah
Lens: +Red/Gold/Black/Gold

I never gave these much thought when I was younger and could just pick up a pair at any Oakley dealer because I tried a pair on (that belonged to a friend) and they just fit a little too tight. Years later (2006) I picked up my first pair (cobalt w/scratched +Red lenses) for really cheap on craigslist. Sure enough, they still fit too tight but I figured it would be OK to wear them a little bit. I wore them for a total of about 30 minutes before one of the earstems snapped about 98% of the way through. After a little superglue, I decided that these are for the display case only (at least for me). I love the crazy color configurations on these (especially fingerprint and cheetah). They look great in the display case, reminiscent of Oakley's earlier, more daring days. Only a 3 star rating because of the weakness of the earstems. If they made these stronger I'd give them 5 stars.
Schulze -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black

I'm a bit late to the game, but I like these better than a lot of newer frames that seem to be designed for the sake of style. These are simple, useful, give good coverage, and look great. I put a dab of 15 minute epoxy at the sharp edge under the earsock so hopefully they won't break. I took off a star because the stems are a bit fragile.
Tick -
Frame: Electric Mustard
Lens: Black Iridium
I've had the opportunity to own 3 pairs of this colorway & All 3 have had variations in coloration. My latest one's are much lighter than my previous pair but both are gorgeous shades of Orange. You definitely have to want to be noticed to wear these. They are not subtle.
GarciaM25 -
Frame: Electric Mustard & FMJ 5.56
Lens: Black Iridium

The original Oakley look and the first ones copied by counterfeiters are still classy as they are classic. I've had probably a dozen pairs of these in different colors and lens combinations, but my favorite lens of all time is Black Iridium, and my two most memorable frames would have to be the Electric Mustard and FMJ 5.56. Both classified as FMJ and said to be stronger than normal O-matter frames, I broke these two more often then the O-matters! These would get 5/5, but only make 4/5 because of their fragile nature.
Dann -
Frame: Cheetah / Cobalt
Lens: Gold / +Red

While I have the print on the Four S, having the original model is all the better. Coming out to supplement the tiger striped Straight Jacket and Racing Jackets, the full collection of Big Cats is one worth being proud.

The Cobalt/+Red is another striking combination. As one of the many crackle frame prints, it goes surprisingly well with the deep +Red lens.
Hexesonxs -
Frame: Cobalt
Lens: + Red Iridium

I recently got these and I was extremely excited seeing as how I'd never seen an Eye Jacket before. I haven't seen anything recently that's similar in design to the Cobalt frame and +Red Iridium has always been a favorite of mine. These are going right on display for me.
ChampJ -
Frame: Blk
Lens: Blk Iridium

My first Oakleys as well, bought in early ninties. Still love 'em and the coverage they afford though it seems the older I get the higher on my nose they want to sit. Sure it's me but enough to keep them in the collection rather than on my face for the most part. Still, perfect beach wear and eclectic enough to stand out in any crowd. I continue to look for more color variations for some reason if that says anything.
BullyVW -
Frame: Cobalt
Lens: + Red

One of the first frames I ever owned, the arms were brittle, the price was more than the Frogskins I had bought in the past, and they were almost too small for my face when I was 15. Still, my ex-brother-in-law borrowed the, broke them, and they were never seen again. Nostalgia overcomes me, and I've replaced them. They're the same as a I remember, but the frame/lens combo is PERFECT.
EGSTR -
Frame:Black
Lens: Black Iridium

Like many other reviewers, this was the first pair of Oakleys I owned. It was also the only pair of sunglasses I owned for over a decade, until they finally broke.

I have nothing but positive memories of these sunglasses, and I wish they were still making them. They looked good, felt good, and fit well, even though I was still growing during many of the years I owned them.

After they broke, I went through four pairs of cheap sunglasses, all breaking within weeks of purchasing them, before coming to my senses and buying some Oakley Fives.
southside -
Frame: Cobalt
Lens: +Red Iridium

Before I turned 16, I had a few pairs of fake eyejackets. They sold them everywhere in NYC & Boston. Vendors on every street corner assaulting you with fake goods. I didn't have a job and couldn't afford real oakleys, so I bought a couple pairs of fake ones...@ $5 a pop, it was hard to resist. The first pair I bought was in Boston on my way to a Sox game. They broke before I got into the stadium. The second pair I had for a much longer time...but never really wore them. Well, guess what...after a few times of wearing them, they broke too. Unfortunately, by the time I got a real job, I couldn't just go out and buy eyejackets any more. Plus, at the time I was still pretty satisfied with the one pair of real Oakley's I owned.

I found this pair on eBay a few years back. They were the frame/lens combo I remember drooling over in magazines. Cobalt and Red Iridium. Mmmmmmmmmm, delicious. They sold for super cheap too. I got them, put them on a shelf and never wore them. I still have them today, and they're still on a shelf. I'm almost afraid to wear them because of how easily the fakes ones I owned broke. Almost like a jinx...

I'm giving them a rating of 4 because of their overall coolness factor, coupled with their functionality, but what they make up in those categories, they lack structural integrity in the earstems. They do look great at any angle. When I did wear them the couple times, the earsocks, never wanted to let go of my face, they held on tight. They sit just right on my nose, and even when I push them all the way up the bridge of my nose, they are still comfortable. The vision is as crystal clear as can be, and they provide GREAT converage. If I wasn't afraid of breaking an earstem, I'd wear these every day.
Ian -
Frame: Electric Mustard
Lens: Black Iridium

This was the pair to own when I was in High School. I always wanted a pair, but went with my gut and got Straight Jackets. I'm proud to have my pair now, but for the life of me, I can't understand why they were so popular...
Xtremehardy388 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium

First pair of Oakleys. I had a few, actually. These were the pair to have, back in high school. Pretty big on my small face but it was mainly the nostalgia of wearing the glasses. Good for people with bigger heads. The ear socks are great if you're sweating. Otherwise, not the most stylish or comfortable
Wookieman -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium

The second Oakley I owned in high school and still nothing brings that old feeling back. I first remember seeing them on an older guy at church when I was in middle school. I heard they cost $100 dollars and didn’t understand why. Over time I learned what the icon was, what it represented and knew I had to have a pair for myself. I originally settled for the fives because of price, but I soon saved up and got the pair I really wanted. They are long since lost, but if I could get my hands on a pair today at a reasonable price I would wear them everywhere.

No other jacket says Oakley quite like this pair. The orbital themselves remind on of the icon they represent. They are comfortable, look great, and the optics are phenomenal; everything an Oakley should be. I would love to see them brought back in the original form or an update that pays homage to the original.
Shotgun -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Black Iridium
Great lens for extremely bright and windy conditions. As documented, the temples are ultra fragile. Replacement temples have lasted a number of years. The color has peeled off of the frames around the nosepiece. Had these since 1995 but just use them now for outdoor activities where eye protection is a must - chain sawing, power equipment operation.
O4life -
Frame: cobalt
Lens: +red iridium
Im really happy I bought these when they came out. Now when I see how rare they are and how much they are being sold for they were a good investement
T-zilla -
Frame: FMJ 7.62
Lens: Black Iridium

By far the funkiest (in a good way) Oakley's I've owned. the 7.62 is a dark grey frame with a super sparkly metallic, and looks great with the black iridium lenses. These looked cool back in the day, and they still look good - if you have a pair you can wear out, they will get comments. Mine have had no frame issues even though I used to wear them everyday and haven't treated them gently, although they do need new earsocks, which I hope the nearest O store can locate for me. Very cool shades.
Celicagame -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium

Like most this was my first pair of glasses. Being an Orlando native I remember watching Shaquille O'Neil conduct an interview with these on and I said to myself I had to have them. I wore prescription glasses at the time so I got contacts. Still have these to this day though the lenses are scratched and peeling. They have also made many trips to HQ.
danno -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Black Iridium

These were my first Oakley's and I thought that they still were although your website has made me realise that that's probably not the case. I got these back in I guess '95 and absolutely loved them. Had a part time job and probably cost a few weeks' wages but worth every penny. After a few years though the frame cracked at the bottom of one of the lenses and they went back to Oakley for a replacement frame. I thought at the time that the new frame colour was slightly off (less metallic silver and more white chrome) but put it down to my imagination. I now think that I got a New Eye Jacket frame in replacement. Gutted. They're good, but just not quite perfect, which the originals were. Like many others here I'd love to see them back in the range. A lot of the latest models are just too bulky and ostentatious. The early FMJs were pure style.
JonJON -
Frame: eye jacket
Lens: Iridium

As far as I am concerned there is no other pair of sunglasses for sport. These are the sunglasses that put OAKLEY on the map, and now everything is square lens and so boring. I thankfully still have my eye jacket but long for the day when they reissue their flagship eye jacket. There is every kind of jacket except the one that everyone wants the EYE Jacket.
ROMEO -
Frame: Pearl
Lens: Black Iridium
My very first pair of oakley sunglasses. I wore these quite a lot, and they fitted me very nicely. Just right. Oval shaped glasses were quite popular during the early to mid nineties. So i used to think most oval shaped glasses were an oakley because of the ellipse icon insignia. I wasnt really paying attention to sunglasses then. When i became serious about owning a quality pair of sunglasses, i was instantly drawn to this pair of oakley. It looked good on other faces, and when i went to a SGH store to try these on for myself, the decision was an easy one to make. I was keen on the pearl frame beforehand because i thought it went well with a suntan. The left earstem snapped off twice on two different occasions, which meant i had to get them sent in for a replacement. This is the only downside to an outstanding pair of sunglasses that saw a lot of use. I look for any chance of getting another pair of these. I also got the Electric Mustard frame.
Obsidian -
These were my first pair of Oakleys. Bought them in about 1998 in Electric Mustard when I was a teenager. I wore them for a couple of years until they broke. At the time they seemed like the coolest pair of sunglasses I had ever seen but looking back now they kinda look silly. I would love to have another pair in my collection someday.
Ed -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Very sleek, futuristic look to these glasses. The Black Chrome finish blends well with the flush-mounted Black Iridium Polarized lenses to create a smooth, wraparound profile. The Black Chrome on these frames does not have near as much bronze tint as the Black Chrome Half Jackets.
kingphilbert -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: 24K

Oakley designed these to copy the look and band of the Time bomb, their first time piece. A little bulky and unwieldy and almost a mutation (not evolution) of the original. The lenses were flush with the frame which made it look a little too much like smaller dual lens goggles that many were wearing. More on par with the Straight Jacket in my eyes.
EastCoast -
Frame: Metallic Black
Lens: Black Iridium
I like these a lot. They fit a larger head well with a wider nose bridge. Great look to them, with the detail on the arms coinciding with the lens orbitals. Pictures really don't do these frames justice. My only issue, and it's a minor one, is that the peripheral vision seems to be a bit curtailed. However, I haven't worn any other Jackets so maybe they're par for the course.
JL -
Frame: Midnight, Metallic Black
Lens: 24k, Black

I bought two of these when they were first released, the store owner at first didn't order any because he found that the 'slugs' weren't all that attractive going by what the Oakley Rep had showed him. Low and behold, there were four pairs when I returned and I was the first to grab the midnight. This was a very nice glass and bought me a lot of comments. However because the lens is flush mounted your vision is obscured particularly if you're trying to look backwards only to see a part of the orbital.

The lens popped out of my Metallic blacks but luckily it doesn't take much to fix them.
banarno -
Frame:FMJ
Lens:Black Iridium
TimeBomb inspired 2nd generation of eyejackets, and I think they are pretty cool.
Not as popular as they initially hoped for though.
sparra -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: 24K Iridium

Well, they were okay I guess, but not personally to my taste. After the iconic Eye Jacket, these just don't match up in terms of style, however they do appear to fit my face better than Eye Jacket.
Ed -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: 24K Iridium

Had to get one more pair of these before they disappear. The Midnight frame is just beautiful. Indoors, it's a shiny, deep blue. In the sun, the metallic flakes in the paint really sparkle. The flush-mounted lenses and streamlined shape are so unique even among other Oakleys. It's a shame those design elements really have not been used again since these were released.
o-xide -
Frame: FMJ
Lens: Blk Iridium

I can't wear this. I got one and gave it away. They say that it's inspired by the TimeBomb design but the beauty is nothing close. I once saw this on a Samoan guy and he looked cool but not one me so I give it a 3
Tick -
Frame: midnight
Lens: 24k
These looked good and were a cool idea. Too bad it didn't work out.
RangerK -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: 24k

I wear these when I want to hide from the world... the gold lenses look menacing.

Not a pair my wife likes....

The song "Bad to the Bone" comes to mind.
LEX7 -
Frame:Metallic Black
Lens:Black Iridium

When i saw these in stores and on the website i thought they looked a bit weird so i never made an effort to try them on.
i just got a pair today for the collection and they are really very nice.
not as comfortable as the originals, but still a great wraparound pair.
they even have nosebombs, so they are like a more rigid version of twentys.
scottie pimpn -
Frame: midnight blu
Lens: 24K

perhaps some of the best sunglasses i ever owned til someone thought they needed them more then i did like them so much i am in proccess in getting a pair in all the colors available
RubyMars -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: 24K Iridium

I love these glasses. Of all the colorways, the 24K definitely makes these stand out when you're wearing them. And the flush mounted lenses look spectacular. The problem with this mounting is another little blind spot in your peripheral, but nothing too major. Not as much shock effect as an OTT, but still different enough to be noticed. Classic Oakley bug eyes and fluid styling. And they fit me like a glove, almost no light around the sides. Large Unobtainium surface on the ears makes for a solid anchor point, these puppies aren't going anywhere. Bravo Oakley. Too bad you screwed up on the 3.0.
x-metalman -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: 24K Iridium
The 2.0's are not nearly as nice as the originals. The fklush mount orbitals sound like a good idea, but look more like swimming goggles than sunglasses. If they look good on you, fine. Just not for me.
oogie -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: 24k

I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with my EJ 2.0. I really liked the elements of the earstems and flushed lens orbitals. But the overall look just didn't scream anything all that special to me. I had this pair stolen from my car some years back ... and although it has been tempting to replace that style, I haven't found them at a price low enough for me to pounce.
mrtwenty1 -
Frame: midnight blue
Lens: 24k iridium

when i look at myself in the mirror I look like a big bee buzzing!!. kidding aside the EJ 2.0 is a great sunglass it truly meet my needs with its index 3 category. i drive my car a lot and play golf during weekends and it provides me with clear vision all the time. even though after 6 years i gave it up for a juliet plasma / Fire Iridium.!!!! looking for more years with my new oakley :)
Dann -
Frame: Cannon Red
Lens: Black

I got these for pretty cheap at the vault. Ended up trading them for some Trenchcoats, but I gave them a try before I did. They fit nice, and provide adequate coverage. I'm not crazy about the flat red color, but I intend to pick up one of these again in a different colorway.
O-Whores -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: 24k Iridium

Snakes! They look like snakes!
But like Ed says, they do really look futuristic. Sleek and sexy. They wrap rather nicely and aren't heavy on the face. The 24k lenses are also very mirrored, making them an awesome "privacy" pair.
TERRORISM -
Frame: FMJ+
Lens: Black Polarized

To match the aesthetics of Oakley's first watch, the company created the Eye Jacket 2.0. Sleek and aerodynamic in design, the flush-mounted orbitals and earstems closely resemble the crystal and band of the TimeBomb. A Full Metal Jacket further enhances the strength of the frame, and polarized lenses reduce glare (customized). On the downside, the appearance is a bit bulky and the fit somewhat loose. Overall, however, a solid lineup to the Oakley regimen.

american image -
Frame: fmj
Lens: black iridium

these shades are really covering up all of your eyes, i like the earstems with the industrial design. they are actually comfortable to wear , so all in all A+
too bad they sold really bad
EnergyShiftX -
Frame: Red
Lens: Black Iridium

I love the Red. What an awesome color. The lens shape is a little wierd for my face, makes my look like an alien, but still these were some cool glasses. The red & black is such a sick combination, plus the unobtanium earsocks is a nice touch
Matt SG -
Frame: Midnight (Dark Blue Metallic)
Lens: 24K Gold iRidium

My 2nd pair of Oaks... I actually would give this a 3.5, but the ratings don't allow for half skulls :p Basically a love-hate relationship with this. First thing, build quality is fantastic. I recently got a pair of new Straight Jackets II and thought since it's the top-tier of O-matter wraparounds, it should at least come up to the standard of build quality of this 2002 Eye Jacket model... but no... the EJs 2.0 beat it hands down... :((

Next to build quality, 2nd good thing are the 24k gold iridium lenses. The lenses are a work of art and truly shine brilliantly like 24k gold. But the lens shape was what made me give the EJs a not-so-high rating. I don't really like the BUG-EYED kind of style of the glases. I bought it as it was going cheap at some random sunglass store I walked into. That's what people comment on most of the time - the bug or fly's eyes... and it 'bugs' me, HAHA. Also, the fit on my head is rather loose, not as tight as my Minutes; and as someone also mentioned, the hinges are quite loose and the arms just flap easily any way they want.

However, it's protection is outstanding (I'm not sure if the lenses are polarized, can someone tell me?), and the vision is excellent for all bright light conditions. Point to note is that green grass through the lenses look extra green, like a computer-enhanced sort of bright artificial green, and I think that's cool. I'm really trying to like this pair more, but I'm currently auctioning it off after about 3 years with it... i hope it'll find a good home...
Doodle -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: 24K

Just scored my 2nd pair of these. I love 'em. Slight blindspot when driving with these on but looks and comments make up for it.

Definately look like something out of the future with these baby's on!

O4life -
Frame: cannon red
Lens:black iridium
the design from the origional eye jacket to the 2.0 was pretty drastic but in my opinion AWSOME!
kingphilbert -
Frame:
Lens:

A nice step up from the Eye Jacket 2.0 but still not as nice as the original. I saw these after I had first tried Half Jacket and you can see they were built off the same top frame and ear stems. A little sturdier than the Half and better for those who don't need the interchangeable lens. Although, it does seem the Half Jacket is now the cream of the crop.
sparra -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Ice Iridium

I'm not convinced about the design here, personally I think Eye Jacket 2.0 was better than this. There are few subteties in the design and the amount of O matter around the lenses seems slightly too much.
american image -
Frame: none
Lens:none

this is one ugly m***f*** , doesn't cut it compared to gen 1 and 2 eyejacket
o-xide -
Frame: none
Lens: none
I have always wanted this particular Eye Jacket but never got one. I finally saw one for cheap at the parking lot sale but didn't buy it. I give a 4 because it sorta looks like an M Frame but still retails the oblong long of the original Eye Jacket. too bad it's discountinued as well
LEX7 -
Frame:Rootbeer
Lens:Gold Iridium

its taken me a while to get these,
they arent the most pretty sunglasses you can get but they are comfortable and feel very very sturdy, I think this was done because people were breaking the first 2 eye jackets and wanted something stronger. they arent as much of a wraparound frame as the original eye jacket but are better than other oakleys in terms of light blocking.
this is a great addition to my eye jacket collection but will be my only pair of EJ 3.0
oogie -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: 24k

The eye jacket is one of the all time classics. I would say the e.j. 2 looked pretty dopey to me. So the e.j. 3 styling seemed pretty sweet. I liked the raked look and flush lens design a lot. A nice upgrade in my book! Not vastly popular like the originals, but the e.j. 3 has its place.
x-metalman -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any
I do not like the look of these at all. At first I was excited to hear of a new Eye Jacket, but was extremely disappointed to see these. The design is just ugly and no where as nice as the original. I think they should just leave the Eye Jackets alone until they are ready to make one as good and appealing as the original.
Rick -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any
I have to go with Jamie on these. Very disappointing. Considering how popular the original Eye Jacket became, there's not much flattering I can say about these.
TekDragon -
Frame: All
Lens: All
I was very disappointed with these. They just seemed like they were put out just to have a new model out. They were fairly comforatble, but the styling was just weak.
yoko -
Frame: Rootbeer
Lens: Gold Iridium

I don't like the design. Looks like the design engineers of Oakley got lazy and just pick up some parts design from other oakley products (like half-jacket) to beat the deadline.
vindicator -
Frame: Eye Jacket 3.0 Black/Grey
Lens: Polarized.

This is one of the rare styles that came out here in Manila, Philippines. I got mine from the US. It's an alternative to the half-jacket, if you don't really require interchangeable lenses. The design, however, is not groundbreaking, unlike the original.
Must be the reason why it became discontinued too soon.
sargassum66 -
Frame: Metallic Black
Lens: Fire

Despite popular opinion on this style I rather like them. They are not as buglike looking as the eye jackets. They have a comfortable fit and they look great with the fire lenses. Not sure if I will buy another, but I do like this particular pair.
TERRORISM -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Ice Iridium

The frames on this particular colorway were actually rendered in 5.56, not FMJ+. Coupled with ice iridium, the contrast maintained at least a minimal level of visual appeal. Unfortunately, the overall design failed to meet most expectations, taking what appeared to be aesthetics from both the Half Jacket (frames) and the original Eye Jackets (orbitals). The result: a half-breed looking pair of glasses lacking any truly interesting characteristics. Nothing short of a disappointment.
Ian -
Frame: All
Lens:

These were the first Oakleys that I ever saw that I "knew" were fake. I saw two different guys wearing the FMJ/Ice, and they just looked a bit off. They have the defining characteristic of fakes: features of popular styles, but not enough of a single feature for it to be recognizable. If I had a pair, I would be embarrassed to have them on display.
fgbraco -
Frame: metallic black
Lens: fire
good lenses and confortable frame. i like them. why they don´t still doing replacement parts and lenses?
Jonathan B -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

These were my first pair of Oakley's, and also the first pair of DCJ :P I got the original pair in 1997 in an attempt to keep up with my friend (Januario), who had a pair of Fuel/Gold Iridium's. The original color scheme I had is not listed above. The frame was sort of a maroon version of Fuel, and the lenses were black. I broke the frame at least once and had it replaced. The second or third time I broke the frame, I sent them in, and they came back with a black frame. The final time I broke the frame, they made me buy a pair of Generations 2 Eye Jackets, while reimbursing me only $40. I decided to go polarized.

They are comfortable, have great eye coverage, and the polarized lenses are the best. The ear stems disconnect instead of breaking if you sit or step on them by accident. 4/5 due to breaking so many times.
LEX7 -
Frame:FMJ 45mm
Lens:Black Iridium

Another great FMJ frame colour, this is one of the very dark ones, id have to say a dark metalic gunmetal colour.
Very nice indeed and goes perfectly with the Black Iridium Lens.
LEX7 -
Frame:Midnight Blue
Lens:24K Gold Iridium

I originally got these only cos I wanted a 24K lens but when i got them I really liked the way the dark sparkly blue goes with the 24K lens.
Since I got 24K lenses in my XX X-metals I dont wear these as much but I still love the combo and occasionally wear them when im playing football.
This colour combo is also available in the minute and Twenty frames.
Dann -
Frame: Black Gold
Lens: Gold Iridium

Finally got a pair of these at a motorcycle store. They hadn't seemed to have seen a rep in quite a while, and wouldn't sell me the stands. Bummer. Anyway, the glasses are very nice, but I really bought them because they were out of production. The lower orbital hits my cheeck bones and they don't seem to feel even on both sides. I do still like them, and Gold Iridium is nice as always, and the metallic frame looks nice and is similar to how the blue racing jacket frame was.
norm -
Frame: cobalt
Lens: positive red iridium

just perfect. I had these for close to 7 years and wore them just about everyday. Easily my favorite lens and the frame was rather comfortable. The newer eye jackets just don't look right to me, they got it right the first time.
Barney -
Frame: Black
Lens: Persimmon

My wife offered me my first pair of oakleys and I thing this is the nicest I have ever seen. I could replace it by nothing else, its pur style is very perfect for city and also for sports. Never had any problem with them! Persimmon glasses are really perfect with black frame
Tick -
Frame: gold X
Lens: gold
Ahh... the good old eyejacket. Almost perfect in form and function. lightweight, fits great, looks good too. A simple design with lots of color choices.
MLW -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
Also my first Oakleys. I loved the symmetrical look of the oval lenses. I never had a problem with breakage (maybe that was more prevalent in the original EJ generation?). My only (minor) complaint was that the arms squeezed around the head a bit tight; wearing them for extended periods of time wasn't entirely comfortable, but wasn't too bad.

Oakley would do well to re-release these; judging from the prices they fetch on eBay (especially for black ones), they would still sell extremely well as the look hasn't gone out of style (indeed, to me most of the more current styles out there are comparatively lame). I would say they (along with Juliet) are the quintessential "Oakley" sunglasses.

Alas, I lost my pair. I replaced them with Eye Jacket 2.0 which fit my head slightly better and also look cool...but as with relationships, you never forget your first...
O-TasMiC -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium
My first pair of Oakley sunglasses, got them in the 8th grad because everyone else did. Loved the way they wrapped completly over my eyes and did not let any light in. I had about five pairs of them because the earstems kept snapping, I think this was due to more fragile O-Matter back in the day.
LEX7 -
Frame:Smoke
Lens:Black Iridium

Ive been told this pair is very rare, which probably explains why its been so hard to find a pair of these.
these are in the Sparkle/glitter group, another vital member of my eye jacket family.
LEX7 -
Frame:Cobalt
Lens:+Red Iridium

FINALLY found a good pair of these.
This is one of the classic eye jacket frame colours, so many people had these back in the day.
As with all the other eye jackets the frame goes perfectly with the lens. Metalic Blue and Red, perfect!
This frame has a lizard skin effect same as the Fuel and Gold X, but its blue instead of green or gold.
Rick -
Frame: Electric Mustard
Lens: Black Iridium
One of Oakley's boldest color combinations. A classic design that still rocks. Becoming more and more rare and that makes them all the more special imo
Rick -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Black Iridium
This particular color combo put Oakley on the map for me. My friend had them and I was so jealous. I have a never-worn pair now just to commemorate them and the effect they had on me back in the day.
LEX7 -
Frame:Redline
Lens:Gold Iridium

These are a browny red frame in what i call the sparkly group. They are a very similar colour to corten and blackgold.
This is another frame colour best suited to the gold iridium lens.
as with all the other sparkly frames looks great when the sunlight hits them.

x-metalman -
Frame: Joker
Lens: Gold Iridium
My friend used to own a pair of these. The only problem was the earstems used to pop out of their sockets. Otherwise, a great pair of shades.
LEX7 -
Frame:Joker
Lens:Gold Iridium

Another member of the sparkly family. this is a dark green frame, but when held up to the light goes an amazing emerald colour. the gold iridium lens makes the frame seem goldy green if that makes sense.
these are very nice and a welcome addition to my eye jacket collection.
Rick -
Frame: Black Gold
Lens: Gold Iridium
This was my very first pair of Oakleys. My mother and sister bought them for me back in 1996. For me, the release of the Eye Jacket took Oakley to a whole other level. Back in '96, no one was wearing sunglasses with any kind of style or attitude. When the EJ's hit the market, everyone wanted them. To think $100 was extremely expensive for sunglasses. Thanks to my mom and sister I was sporting these bad boys. The Black Gold almost looks like a deep green, but it has a real classy, sophisticated look. If I could, I'd give them a 6/5 just for the sentimental reasons alone.
sparra -
Frame: Black Gold
Lens: Gold Iridium

The classic pair of Oakleys that sparked my interest in the O. Quite a few people in the UK were buying them, so after trying them to see what all the fuss was about, I had to have a pair. Yes, they make me look like a fly, but they remain extremely cool even today, and in my opinion are built and finished better than some current O matter styles.
LEX7 -
Frame:FMJ 9MM
Lens:Black Iridium

ive been looking for these for a while. another great member of the FMJ family and pair number 20 for me.
LEX7 -
Frame:FMJ Red
Lens:Black Iridium

I didnt even know these existed until recently, FMJ red is such a great frame colour its so nice to see it used on my favourite model. EJs have always had the craziest frame options and they all look great, FMJ red is no exception.
LEX7 -
Frame:Black
Lens:Black Iridium Polarized

Only got these because of my quest to complete the EJs, there are alot of EJs that came with the plain black frame so you can imagine my annoyance at having to get another one, only difference is these have Black Polar lens, which is a nice lens but if onyl they could have some different colour icons to differ them from the other plain black frame in the EJ line.
Dann -
Frame: Carmel
Lens: VR50

Found these at a vault and was suprised that Eye Jackets were still left over from somewhere and ended up on the shelf. Needless to say, I couldn't leave them behind. The lens is very light, but works well with the golden frame. Can't say I'd ever wear them, but they do make a nice addition to the family.
ShadyOak -
Frame: FMJ Red
Lens: Black Iridium

This frame color is stunning, almost looks pearlescent in certain light. The black lenses compliment it very well too. They are comfortable, provide good coverage, and have a classic oakley look. They go really well with my clean stretch hat that is black with red trim.
Tim -
Frame: Black
Lens:Black Iridium Polarised

Bought this pair of Ebay about or two ago. My sister had a pair of the Minutes back in the day, so since then I'd always feel a nostalgic value with all the old school Oakleys. This is a great looking frame; it's a shame they don't really make a lot of spherical lenses anymore. They fit fairly comfortable, though I do agree they perhaps they wrap around just a bit too tightly around one's head, but I can deal with that. My only real complaint, which goes for most of the older Jacket models, is the lack of a rubber nose piece. Spending a hot day with hard plastic on your nose can get a little frustrating.

Other than that, a great looking and fitting frame.
Oakleyman24 -
Frame: Pearl
Lens: Black Iridium
These are a solid 4. I wear them sometimes, but being semi vintage next to the original Eye Jackets, I wouldn't wear them all that much. The Pearl with Black Iridium is great for summer, they provide full eye coverage and are really comfortable to wear all day long. I particularly like that the fram flexes some for wider faces, but afraid to push them too far. Over all, I can't say that they will be in a display case anytime soon, but I'd rather have themn on hand than collecting dust. Freakin Awesome!
Ian -
Frame: Black Gold
Lens: VR28

The originals were very popular while I was in high school, therefore, I always wanted a pair. After these were made in modern o-matter, they became a viable wearer pair. Unfortunately, they're too old to be cool, but not old enough to be retro just yet.
BriP -
Frame: Smoke
Lens: Black Iridium

I saw these on a local classified website and was trying to figure out why the FMJ looked more like a metallic paint color..

To my great surprise it was the Smoke SGH Exclusive model! in practically mint condition for a steal.

pretty happy with it. Classic Michael Jordan look, but the orbitals do touch my cheeks.
Brody Jenner -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Dark Grey

What's up O fellas? I'm sure you've seen me wear these bad boys on the hills. These glasses are off tha hook, top of the pops 4 real yo. I get looks all the time with them on. Not sure what else to say but to go get em.

Peace out
JB
Mark -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Grey Polarized

I resisted for so long since my first Nicky Hayden EyePatch, but just had to give in now.
Gotta say, the coverage as always is extremely superb.
Its just amazing. As someone said, truly underestimated and also fits bigger / wider heads more.
Now I just wish that Oakley would reproduce these with hydrophobic and with black iridium lenses.

5 Stars coz its thats cool!
lionel -
Frame: brown sugar
Lens: vr50-brown gradient


The most comfortable frame for people with larger heads. I got compliments all the time when I'm out in the sun and the "candy" effect is at its full potential. I have girls that want to steal these from me all the time. Of course being a gradient lens, I wouldn't recommend them in bright sunlight. I mostly wear these on days that are mostly cloudy so when the sun comes out for a few minutes, people really see the detail in the frame.
Elektro -
Frame: Brown Smoke
Lens: Dark Bronze
I can see no one did there home work here... I think the Eye Patch is very under estimated, due to the fact that it has such big lenses with small sides, wich makes them look to big in the display... but if more people would just try them on, they would see it's a pretty good fit. It's actualy the one that sells the most in the stretch line. I strongly suggest, if you like eyewear with big lenses, that you try them out next time you drop at an O-Store, you'll be surprised, even womens...
banarno -
Frame: Green Print
Lens: Grey

Aimed for people with larger heads, the Eyepatch will fit a large face way better than the Gascan for example. A great alternative to the Oakley Hijinx.
The Todd Francis edition is simply superb, Using the now familiar print process to recreate the artists work on the earpieces, This was followed through with the same artwork on the box, together with the microbag, to create a very unique and desirable sunglass.
bladetwelve42 -
Frame: Bottle Green
Lens: Grey
The Eyepatch fits very well. The orbitals have a nice wrap to cover the whole eye. These are very good sunglasses if you like the large frames.
Matt SG -
Frame: Polished white
Lens: Black iridium

My largest and I have to say loudest pair of Oakleys so far. I'm Asian, have a small-medium face, and wearing this is actually not a problem. The fit is relatively tight and snug with the curved stems and it hangs on my head well when I'm not wearing it. Despite there being no Asian fit for the Eyepatch, I believe Oakley have taken the time (for their later models) to iron out the kinks and ensure that they will fit almost all faces, including Asian. (One exception though, based on reviews here, is the Hijinx.)

On a whim, I almost nearly bought a Hijinx online (without having tried one on at all; I just couldn't find one in Singapore, and maybe there was a reason for that). In retrospect, I'm glad it didn't materialize and that I got the Eyepatch instead...
oakdays -
Frame: Green Print
Lens: Grey
This pair is comfortable on my big face and they are not heavy. So that’s good as well. l like the way they look now w/ the square "O" they look a lot better you get to see the shape of the stem more and it gives the glasses more edge. Now as for the print it looks amazing just like the London POPO some thing new for Oakley and a big step forward on Artist Series.
OAKLEY RAIDER -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Warm Grey

Big lens comfortable fit & what else besides it's the eyepatch. One way that I can rep the Raiders & Oakley. This model is great, cuz to me it completely covers my eyes. The stem design helps create the feeling like the frame is hugging my face. This frame is great even the Todd Francis design just makes it that much better. The art on the frame is sick(cool). I'm sure some people found it sick(nasty) do to the characters. Which i found comedic. This is my favorite design from the artist series. I have much love for this model.
icespawn -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I was originally looking forward to a Nicky Hayden eyepatch but I'm glad to have this one as it really highlights the difference of the Eyepatch from the rest of the square O's newly released here in the Philippines. With the matte black frame contrasting the B.I. Polarized lenses, it is no longer just the bigger brother of a canteen or gascan. The coverage is great and fits comfortably light than my first Oakleys, which was Romeo (first gen). It's more sleek and versatile than Oil Drum or Monster Doggle, both of which I was saving for, and yet I ended up with this Eyepatch - and loved it a lot more.

This is my first polarized oakleys and it feels really awesome. Really got excited on that part. Soon maybe i'll get the Nicky Haydens (coz I'm a fan and I want to keep em too). For now, my eyepatch is what really rocks. Hoping for more oakleys for me in the future...
Tricko7 -
Frame: Brown Sugar
Lens: VR50 Brown Gradient

Okay i own white gascans, and black oil rigs and now these eyepatches. These are def my least fav of the three but for some reason i get the most compliments about them. The brown sugar frame is actually extremely nice, its a subtle solid brown inside and in the shade but as soon as you hit sunlight or any direct light, the sparkle really comes to life and looks amazing. I think its the vr50 that's throwing me off a little bit, it looks nice but doesn't offer much sun protection. this combo is definitely all about fashion and style, and will def get you a lot of looks. If you want function i still say gascan is the best. oil rig a very close 2nd.
Mark -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Warm Grey

Nicky Hayden version. I managed to bargain it below US retail so I snapped it up.

The frame sits comfortably well on my nose. The orbitals are fantastic too, it goes all the way up and blocks off any light.
The huge lens also makes it possible to have more vision unobstructed.

Warm grey lens makes the surrounding look blue-ish a bit, which is calming. Find myself using it while driving at times.

More polarized versions please
rayfer671 -
Frame: Bottle Green
Lens: Dark Grey

Awesome pair, big lense area!, perfect fit for me, no light leakage what so ever. I get more looks with these then any other pair i wear. Oakley did this design right for the big boys! 5 bones
noely -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Warm Grey

I see now why these aren't the most popular Oakleys... They are HUGE. Luckily for me, I have a pretty big noggin (7 5/8) so these fit me perfectly. These are my first Oakleys and I'm very impressed. At first they seemed very cheap because they were so light and flexible, but then I realized that's a good thing. The vision is amazing and the field of view on these is great. Did I mention they look sick as hell?
Only downside for me is that I won't be able to wear 'em once I break my nose. But that's a problem with all plastic frames with fixed nose pads.
I've already ordered a Matte Black with Black Iridums Polarized for those really bright days since the lenses on these are a bit weak, great for regular sunny days, though.
Cmoney -
Frame: Brown Sugar
Lens: Dark Bronze
These glasses are great they wfit very well on the face and are extremely comfortable. By far my favorite pair of Oakley's. I own eight other pairs of glasses. I get the most compliments on these.
hov -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Polarized Grey

These are a great pair of sunglasses. Having a bigger head, i'm limited to just a few pairs of oakley shades...monster dogs, gascans, hijinx...etc. I Spotted these shades on a website for 65 dollars on clearance. I figured to just go for it due to how good the price was. I recieved them yesterday...and let me tell you...the quality of these shades is top notch. The lenses are amazing. I had a pair of Gascans i had lost prior to these shades....these are definitely different...but a great replacement. If you have a smaller head, i would recommend you go try them first.

Overall...a great pair of shades.
Ian -
Frame: Polished Black/Bottle Green
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized/Dark Grey

These rank among my favorite styles for Oakley. The frame is large enough that there is very little peripheral vision blockage. The awesome part about these is that they are not the most popular style out there, and that means two things: They are fairly unique and you can pick them up cheaply. I haven't paid more than $69 for a pair, and that was the pair with polarized lenses. I really like how the translucent frame and non-iridium lens combinations don't seem to contrast each other. The lack of a mirror finish on the lens makes both the frame and the lens reflect the same amount of light, and it makes for a very subdued, mellow look. My only issue with these is that the lenses are so large that when you fold the earstems too quickly, they can, and will, impact and possibly scratch the inside of the lens.
Josh -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium

So first off I gotta say, these glasses are comfy. By far the most comfortable glasses Oakley has put out for awhile (for people with big heads) I am impressed with the comfort, although the overall size and shape of them does take a little getting used to, but it also does get many compliments. I'll give them a 4/5 just because of the lens size and shape. Don't get me wrong, I love these glasses and I wear them every day, but the lens size and shape does take some getting used to. Definitely pick this up if you have a massive head like myself. (7/34)
Corinejenelle -
Frame: Polished Rootbeer
Lens: Bronze Polar
Amazing fit. By far my favorite Oakley style. Glad to see that they are brining it back with the Eyepatch 2.0

Currently own every color combo with the exception of the Telemex signature and the Grey Smoke.
pastor.elfstrom -
On a large face, like mine, these fit well.
They have a good coverage and stay on really well. Recommended.
LIEUTENANT -
Frame: Brown smoke
Lens: Dark bronze

There aint something inherently wrong with them.Their shape is nice and classic with an original oakley touch,mostly seen on the earstems.It's just that they are really bulky.Oakley is,or was notorious for creating sleek fine designs,and obviously these don't fall into that category.Curves have always been an element of sleekness,and the eyepatch being such a big and thick pair of sunglasses without the slightest curve is just too much.At least for me.
coppertop -
Frame: Polished Black /Orange
Lens: Soft Grey
Possibly the best Oakleys I've ever owned, perfect for my large head and the fit was perfect. The orange logo offset the black nicely, gave a nice classic look without being too loud.

Lost them on a Jet Ski and would kill to find these monsters again :)
LEX7 -
Frame:White
Lens:Dark Bronze

Unfortunately this combo looks like those silly glasses that all the paris hiltons of the world wear. look great in dark colours but they look so much bigger and cheaper in white.
the stretchline logo does look great on the white frame though.
RangerK -
Frame: Bottle Green
Lens: Dark Grey

These glasses bear a striking similarity in the orbitals to the Fox Duncan. Large I mean large lenses, Gascan type snap hinges.

The frame color is killer. One less star due to lack of unobtanium.

K
TSIcon8 -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black-Grey Gradient

These are really killer. I had been looking for something large to replace the Oil Drums I lost a while ago and I would say that these do the job well. Not to mention they are going to be super rare here in the next few months.
Rick -
Frame: Bottle Green
Lens: Grey
The Eye Patch pushes the envelope with it's size and shape, but when I saw the Bottle Green frame in person there was no stopping me from slapping down a paltry $75 for a pair. I will be honest here and say I am not totally convinced they work on most people. They made my one buddy look like a blind guy. But, the right person with the right attitude can pull these off for sure. The Grey lens is nothing spectacular but it is a straightforward, no nonsense kind of lens and it will cover a variety of lighting situations.
OsmosisJones -
Frame: Bottle Green
Lens: Dark Grey

Most likely going to become an O-Review classic. HUGE frames and lenses...but incredibly good looking.

Stretch logo is amazing, and the lack of unob. isnt a big deal because the earstems fit your ears so well.

The snap hinges are great as well because it keeps the frame solid on your face.

A+ pair of glasses here.
oogie -
Frame: Bottle Green
Lens: Dark Grey

Big - like Oildrum big - though the lenses have a bit more shape/contour to them than the OD. Great stretch logo, fantastic jagged earstems. The Bottle Green and Dark Grey lens colorway is a fantastic new colorway that might just get me to get over my own problems with anything non-iridium.
A large fit, and without any unob. on the earstems - I've found the fit can hurt right above your ears with long wear. But that can't detract from how great the Eye Patch is. A great improvement over the Twitch with larger styling and a greater wrap/base curve.
OluvrNawlins -
Frame: Bottle Green
Lens: Dark Grey


Love the look and feel of these. The green bottle color was a must have. These are for LARGE heads and they fit fine on me. An O Classic in the making! Love the s t r e t c h logo too.
LEX7 -
Frame:Bottle Green
Lens:Dark Grey.

these things are HUGE!
I was worried i wasnt gonna like them cos of the sheer size. but they are comfortable and have such great coverage. sadly this is the only combo i liked in the range. id love some more eyepatchs if new combos come out. so glad this new colour was debut in this frame.
kingphilbert -
Frame: Bottle Green
Lens: Dark Grey

What could I say that wasn't said in a previous review I left about Twitch. It's as if they took the CAD rendering and just stretched it from bottom to top increasing the thickness of the stems and the plane of the lens as a result. What I find best about the large lens here though is it's not near as obtrusive as previous enlargement offerings based off of smaller styles, OD and MD. It does create a bit of a boxed look, but nothing one wouldn't bother wearing if you really dig the style.

FYI, the Bottle Green pic doesn't do the color justice at all. It's fantastic. Their best crystal green yet.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Bottle Green
Lens: Dark Grey

I was very skeptical about these b/c I didn't think they would fit me well. Suprisingly, these fit me very well. They rest on my nose unlike the Gascans. Eye coverage is excellent and the style is very nice.
Ijon__Tichy -
Frame: Bottle Green
Lens: Dark Grey
I received them together with a oil drum. Both have huge lenses and fit very well. Both are very light (compared to their size) and do not sit heavy on the nose (like montefrio and spike). Both have a good stem curve.
If you like the design - go get a Eye Patch! Cheaper than a Oil Drum but very similar (lense-size, shape, no unobtanium).

The Dark Grey lenses are very nice, but the frame clolour is a lil bit disappointing (just like the green tortoise montefrio one) - it usually looks like black/grey when you wear it. I want a REALLY green frame.
And I noticed that the dark grey lenses have a better mirror than bronze and grey lenses.

I'm sure that I'll get another pair... great fit, great coverag, great price - great shades!
lionel -
Frame: bottle green
Lens: dark grey


In my opinion, the most comfortable frame Oakley offers for my big size 7.5 head. The coverage is amazing and the bottle green frame color really turns heads. I get more compliments in this frame probably more than any other. This frame is definitely not for someone who has a smaller face. They will just swallow you. The stretch logo really defines the Oakley brand. Overall one of my favorite frames.
jumpman73 -
Frame: White
Lens: Dark Bronze

At first I didn't think I would like this combo at all. I'm a big fan of the white frame but I didn't think it would go well with the bronze lens. When I saw it in person, I really liked it. The stretch logo really stood out with the lens color. The frame is very light and the eye coverage is awesome. I'm not sure how well they would fit on a small head b/c these frames are pretty big.
dan-E -
Frame: Bottle Green
Lens: Dark Grey

These are possibly the biggest lenses in Oakley's lineup. You need either the looks or the attitude, or both, to pull of this look. I have neither. The Bottle Green frame color is fantastic, however.
OAKLEYZ -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black-Grey Gradiant
Love these glasses.... I think the lenses have a lot to do with them, they are very comfortable (like the monster dog) but with a square typr frame... awesome, cant wait to grab a couple other colors......
Je_Suis_Oakley -
Frame: Brown Smoke
Lens: Dark Bronze

These glasses are great the look is super retro, the snap hinges work great and keep them folded up when you want them folded up, stretch logo really tops these off.
BiGCoB -
Frame: Bottle Green
Lens: Dark Grey

I have to admit that I'm not really fan of the all angular style like gascan, canteen ... BUT the Eyepatch are great, especially with the Stretch logo and this color combo.
I love them, the coverage is really good, they perfectly fit big heads like mine. The bottle green frame color is awesome. I just would have prefer that they came with Emerald lens, but dark grey is quite good, not the best lens ever ever ever, but quite good.
BullyVW -
Frame: Bottle Green
Lens: Grey (now VR50 Emerald)
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The stretchline log with these is the way to go. The long, spelled out look really makes these feel like the Oakleys of old. The large lenses and light feel make these a great fit for bigger heads...like mine. I think my only complaint could be the lack of exciting lenses available without chopping!
nalong86 -
Frame: Bottle Green
Lens: Dark Grey

These glasses are HUGE. they look absolutly rediculous on me but i had always wanted a pair. I found them at a vault a good price so now i have them. The bottle green is such a nice frame color. I would really like to see oakley make this frame more available for other pairs. I dont love the dark grey lens because it looks rather boring while on display but it is not a bad lens to look through. The coverage that eyepatches provide is very nice, but due to the size of the orbitals some people may have a difficult time pulling them off.
anonymous -
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Oakley Addict -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: OO Black Iridium Polarized
Decided to purchase these on an impulse one day at the mall. I can say without a doubt, best buy ever. The frames are huge! But so is my face. The OO polarized is breathtaking stepping out into the sunlight. Once again Oakley has taken a classic put a new spin on it, and knocked it clear out of the park, Bravo Oakley
Oakley all day -
Frame: Blue Clear Fade
Lens: Black Grey Gradient
Wow the frames are F****** awesome. The blue pops, and the clear fade at the bottom of the frame makes it seem like there is nothing there. The frame/lens size is perfect with almost no peripheral blockage. The gradient lenses are amazing with barely noticeable transitioning. You have to try to notice that they are gradient. Don't get them if you like regular/ordinary style. They are stunners, I feel like I might have just cleared a 100ft gap on a dirt bike just wearing them. Style all day.
RayBanMan -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Grey Polarized
Not So impressed. They fog up, isn't dark enough, the polarization makes everything hazy when the sun is in your vision. I do like the plastic frame, it doesn't bend up like metal. And the coverage around your eyes is exceptional, like wearing goggles.

The lens are advertised as letting in 17% light, RayBan's famous G-15 lens takes 15%. I thought polarization would make up the 2% but I was wrong. I have sensitive eyes and expected something better for the price.
P-E -
Frame: Polished black
Lens:
oo black iridium polarized

These are actually my favorite square o ever! The ft is perfect if you have a large face and the shape of it is really sick. Price is excellent too!
Tom Goodall -
Frame: Polished Rootbeer
Lens: Dark Brown Gradient

Amazing fit, perfect replacement after my Monster Doggles were stolen. look and feel great. Only suitable for men with larger faces, these guys are big!!

Another new "classic" Oakley!!

Ian -
Frame: Blue/Clear Fade
Lens: Black/Grey Gradient

I was stoked for these ever since I first saw the pictures. The colorway is interesting, the price point is awesomely low, and the lens color is "new". In regards to the lens, it's really quite nice. It's much better than earlier versions, like in the Twitch or Gascan. You don't really even notice a fade, but if you glance down, things aren't quite as dark. All the pros of this pair makes me remember the early days of collecting, and falling in love with the brand.
Chad Z -
Frame: White
Lens: Grey

I know that the white frame is not listed above, but I owned a pair!
Used only for skiing, as a lightweight goggle replacement, these were outstanding. The foam used on the upper rim of the frame was obtrusive at first, but quickly adapted to. The extendible ear pieces truly gave a custom fit.
They had a unique look (although the swatch glasses looked strikingly similar) and performed very well. If only my dog hadn't gotten a hold of them...
LEX7 -
Frame:Yellow
Lens:Grey

Same comments as my review above about comfort and stuff but these look alot better with the yellow frame.
a great pair of classic RARE oakleys to add to any collection.
brian -
Frame: Black/Seafoam Green
Lens: Clear, HI Yellow, Grey, Black Iridium
Greg Lemond made these famous during the Tour De France in the 80's. I don't use them other than a collection piece. These are classic and even then the best eyewear on the planet.
LEX7 -
Frame:Black
Lens:Grey

Finally found a pair of these.
They look silly and very old fashioned, they are basically goggles with ear stems.
they look stupid when you wear them but look great in an Oakley display cabinet which is where mine are staying.
american image -
Frame: blue and grey frames
Lens: grey

This was the very first eyewear piece i ever wore. great visionsystem. a trendsetting frame , when the lens removed , you can really twist the frame, and it comes back to it's original shape . great !
Dann -
Frame: Seafoam, Yellow, Black, Black
Lens: Grey, Fire Vented, Grey, Clear Vented

Uncomfortable glasses that best sit on the shelf. I didn't mean to buy this many, but deals came along that I couldn't resist. A display piece really, dispite the fact that most are scratched.
Ijon__Tichy -
Frame: Several
Lens: Several
I have/had several pairs, also some that aren't on the list (a violet Iridium one f.e.). I can't imagine someone ever wore them. Not because of the look, they just don't feel good - the stems are a pain for the ears and the front doesn't fit to my face, it's sticking up (the whole angle seems to be incorrect).

But I agree 100% that they look awesome in the vitrine, a real eyecatcher.
Martin -
Frame: White
Lens: Violet Iridium
I bought these in 1989 after seeing Andy Hampsten (7-Eleven) wear them in the Tour de France - he looked so cool in them. The foam is long gone but otherwise my ones are immaculate after 18 years. They still come out to play for those retro riding days...
NEW YORK TIMES BLOG -
Frame:
Lens:
Oakley Factory Pilots!

First worn by Greg LeMond in the Tour de France, the Factory Pilots were the first eye shade that blocked all the bad rays and gave 180 degree coverage, but ALSO blocked almost all of the wind. Spending days in the saddle, this wind blockage was unique and suddenly the thing you couldn’t do without.

Well fashions changed and Oakley (chained to Fashion Herself) realized the goofy brow piece and Darth Vader-esque frame bottoms had to go. Everything since then has looked cooler, but not a single product works as well. I haven’t bought a single pair of Oakleys since.


SHADOW -
Frame: Clear
Lens: Violet

Not as flexible as other colors, but it was Oakley's first attempt at clear. The blue nosepiece matched the lenses perfectly.
banarno -
Frame: Black
Lens: Violet Iriduim

The one that started it all.
Originally named Oakley Lites, and also known as Factory pilot after the run of lenses with the logo painted on it.
These offered superb coverage for biking, but were a little over the top looking for the masses to buy in great quantities.

Very hard to find a nice example these days, especially with the foam still attached.
Ian -
Frame: Blue
Lens: Grey

Sweet. I'm glad to have one of the original pairs. They will always hold a place of honor as the one that started it all...
flippj -
Frame: black, white
Lens: orange iridium, violet iridium both vented factory pilot)
even watching greg lemond wearing these in the tour all those years ago, i wasnt a fan due to their large size.
ive never had an interest in getting any of these, but as my vintage collection grew, i came accross a mint pair with the original foam still in mint condition and for a good deal, so i got them.
im pleased i did, as on display next to my other vintage items, they look awesome and so another part of the oakley timeline is represented.
these are massive, but very light, great coverage and surpirsingly comfortable!
not one for daily wear, but cool for the old 80's school reuiniens!they have to get a 5 as this is what started oakley in the eyewear stakes.
TL -
Frame: Black, Grey, Blue, Seafoam, Yellow, White, Red, Purple?
Lens: Grey, Bronze, Fire Iridium Vented, Violet Iridium Vented, Persimmon Vented, Clear
I can't say enough good things about this frame. Lightweight, durable, adjustable temple length, easy lens swap, hook stem option, replaceable foam and maximum eyewear coverage. What more can you expect from a piece of eyewear... it does it all! Still looking for the green frame and I'm beginning to doubt it even exists. To those who think its too big... try it on, it was instantly gratifying placing these on my face for the first time. Life is too short not live a little, go big once in awhile.
plutonium54 -
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Oakley are celebrating their 30th anniversary,reintroducing the piece of eyewear that started it all:the oakley eyeshade!!!While I don't own the glasses yet,nor I know whether I will ever obtain them,one thing is for sure.That they are a great return to the roots,to the pieces of eyewear that defined a whole age.All color combinations are nice,and along with my best wishes for the occasion,I wish oakley reintroduced many more models from their glorious past,such as the minute,the xx or the new straight jacket.In spite of the fashion/trend orientation that we have whitnessed since 2005,oakley seem not to forget where they came from,or what they stand for and what they are really all about:Makers of high end sunglasses that are a league all their own.Happy 30th anniversary oakley!!!
TL -
Frame: All
Lens: All
I picked up all 6 of these and I think they are fantastic. The updated etching of "Oakley" on the lens is a nice way to set apart the vintage from the re-release. Another nice change is the different colored temples... white and yellow, which I don't believe were ever produced prior to the re-release. Even though the frames are huge I simply can't get over how comfortable they are... some say just the opposite but I beg to differ. Extremely lightweight and maximum coverage. In the process of customizing a re-release right now. Oakley also did a few custom colorways of the Eyeshade for Mike Posner's 2010 "Cooler Than Me" video: White/Ice Iridium
Yellow/Grey
Red/Grey
Khaki/(Mystery Lens)
The rarity of these frame here being the Ice Iridium lens, red temples on the red frame, yellow frame, khaki colored frame and temples and the mystery colored lens...appears white opaque.
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