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mbrogz3000 -
I just received these for my Polished White Flak Jackets. A fantastic lens for a fantastic frame!

Looking at the lens from outside, the lens at first appears like plain black iridium and nothing special. However, a closer glimpse reveals that the iridium coating is applied to a purple-rose base coat. Black iridium actually looks interesting when its NOT on gray.

Looking through the lens is quite refreshing. I wore these all week (I really really like the Flak Jacket), and the light conditions were gloomy to semi-bright overcast to bright sunny days. As soon as you put them on, the view on a gloomy day becomes 'enhanced'. These are definitely made for golfing, as the color green is made more visible than any other color. A white sky suddenly becomes the color rose colored, which indicates they might be good for hot skiing days where you don't need goggles. All other colors simply become more vivid, which makes them good for driving as well. I caught myself wearing these indoors since my eyes felt comfortable and they weren't too dark. That said, they still block very bright light. Since its a FJ lens, the hydrophobic coating is there too and works great.

Overall, this is a highly functional lens. I imagine that the plain G20, which is also available for FJ and other glasses, has the same view, but without the glare reduction of black iridium. For some reason the preview for this lens isn't available on o.com, but the preview for G30 will give you a good indicator of what it looks like. Otherwise, you'll need to find an O store in hopes of previewing the lens before you buy.
RangerK -
I bought a pair of these for my New Grey Flak Jackets. One of the best lenses Oakley has ever come up with. Not dark enough for brilliant sun but excellent for other applications.

I would not buy these without trying them on.

K
Alex -
I custom ordered the G20 on Radar frames for cycling-specific usage - both on and off road. Despite the claimed 15% light transmission, the rose base tint offers a warm, contrasty filter that effectively blocks sunlight without muting the contours of the ground. However, in shady and mixed light conditions (e.g. zipping in and out of wooded trails) the lens is a bit dark - but as can be expected from something at the darker end of Oakley's lens offerings. Overall a fantastic lens with comfortable eye-feel and crisp optical clarity, especially when used for cycling.
NestoJR -
I didn't like these so much. I had them on some Radars that I use for cycling and everyday use. The biggest issue is they are not polarized, glare and flickering are major issues. They have an interesting rose tint that brightens your view but when you take them off, your eyes take awhile to adjust back to normal conditions. Not everyone's cup of tea I'd assume, do try them on before buying. I returned my set for polarized versions (black iridium to be exact).
Chad C -
Great lenses for golf too. I have a pair of RADARs set up with G20 Black as well as FLAK JACKET XLJs. These lenses do a great job of upping the contrast on the course while not making everything to dark.
Jon -
Just got these with my custom set of Flak Jacket's. I actually had these as my extra array lenses, and was pleasantly surprised. I walked out with the Gold Iridium, and ended up swapping them out for these. They are great for bike rides, but the lack of Polarization limits their use in my opinion. Most of my lenses are polarized, so this is a little setback for me. The VR28 Black Iridium would be the closest comparison to these, but I think these are more rosey in color than the VR28's. Still, great lens but I still feel like the VR28's are superior.
Btw, the mirror coating is excellent for those who are wondering.
LEX7 -
This is a shooting lens and looks amazing, mostly green but goes all kinds of colours when the light hits it.
I just wish they would make it for other models cos im never gonna get M-frames.
frankie4fingers -
Really a shooting lens, but for daily wearing bit too agressive to your eyes. If you set you glasses down, after wearing them 'bout 2 hours or sth. like this, all will be green. They eyes have to acclimate the normal contrast, don't know if this will be healthy. But very unique, no other lense has such a coating, only 24K are coated like them.
If you use them, you environment get "grey" a bit neon colored, but red is the color you can see miles away-shooting lens
fullback -
I personally would not wear the G26 other than for its intended purpose - shooting. I find that it does wash out other colours (especially greens) too much - making the world monochromatic. Its not very comfortable on the eyes. It is, however, a nice lens to have for the sake of bragging rights and showing a little flash when you feel like it.
Nate714 -
These are crazy shooting specific lenses ... they effect colors moreso than any other Oakley lens, highlighting orange and red colors brilliantly. For a little bit of trivia, you actually sign a waiver when you purchase these (they modify colors so much they're actually not suited for driving or daily wear).
wayneair -
these ARE for sporting clays. in most wing shooting environments, generly wooded and grassy areas, there are a multitude of shades and hues of green. this lense turns all those greens into one dark single color background, therefore making the opposite color, neon orange, the color of most clays, stand out like a searchlight in a pitch black night sky. there is no better lense for most wing shooting situations. with the exceptions of the sun being directly infront of you, low light or the clay is launched at and angle and it quaters away from you and all you see is the black bottem of it. and no, they are NOT safe for daily wear due to the effective green color blindness they cause. 4.6 stars.
Rick -
I had a set of these made for my Juliet and not for any purpose other than looking cool. I have not worn them much since I can't stand not seeing what they look like from head-on. A very exciting lens and really pops no matter what frame they are paired with. Do they cause temporary color blindness? I couldn't care less. When something looks this cool you just have to own it!
oogie -
Crazy lens for sure. I just have a hard time respecting the "warnings" about using them for everyday use. Even with the color enhancements...I'd be sad if I couldn't tell if the light was green or red.
banarno -
Supposed to be a shooting specific lens,and looks about the most flash lens theve ever produced.
You have to see it to believe it.
BrianJ1888 -
I tried these on the other day and was impressed with Oakley's dedication to designing a single-purpose lens. While I only used them indoors, I imagine they'd make many skeet/trap shooters very happy.
barbercb -
Fun lens to look through the world is pink and once your eyes get used to it, it provides an interesting contrast. You do not want to drive with these. Not only does it make all greens about the same color, but it makes all reds about the same color, which means you have to pay extra attention to brake lights becuase there isn't that much difference between a lit brake light and no lit.
jumpman73 -
Pretty neat. Got them for my M Frames. Really helps with clarity especially for overcast and marine layers. Be careful, because you may have color blind vision in these.
Pander -
Have them in my Juliets. The whole world just gets a little bit dull and grey. I can't see much difference in the colors red and yellow, they both stay as the were without the lens. Greens are very much filtered out, as it should. I just have it for the nice color it has from the outside, but I guess for people who take up shooting it would be nice.
I have no problems with driving in these, the colors red and green are still very well visible.
johnnyfreeball -
true, true, and true enough. everyone here has pointed out that they look great, are used for shooting clays, and will cause temporary colour blindness. not much else needs to be said about 'em. but they sure are purty!
ball5out -
my favorite lens by far. I have a custom cut on a juliet with carbon and Im soon to make another one with a plasma frame. I heard they were illegal to drive with but I dont see what the big deal is. I do see abit of triple vision on certain angles but not enough to bother my driving. Im willing to sacrifice if the pair Im wearing looks kick a$$
Timcoops -
I have these as custom cut in my Juliet carbon frames and man they look cool! Awesome! Almost everyones head turns when i'm appraoching. As everyone points out the lens is not that good for driving and colorblindness but I don't have any problems with driving with mine on at all. Red Tail lights can be seen more than ok and the green traffic lights are more than ok. They are good for overcast days and mild sunny but the only flaw I have for this amazing lens is I don't think they are performers in bright summer sun. But this has not stopped me wearing mine in the summer sun (only because they are so amazing!). Remarkably it's been fine so far and does not hurt my eyes.
Sian -
Interesting lenses, the actual lens tint is a purple that seems to take a shift to amber towards the sides, which I haven't seen before. Iridium coating is a vivid jade that fades towards blue at the corners. For trap/skeet/sporting clays, this is the lens. It flats out greens and makes bright orange/red clay targets stand out. It's a totally weird effect, basically anything that isn't orange/red gets completely flatted out. Great for what it's designed to do.
Ian -
This is a weird lens. I get the distinct impression that you lose some depth perception while wearing it. Even though it's billed as a shooting lens, I think I'd find it difficult to shoot anything on an unknown distance range while wearing this. Other than that, it does look pretty awesome.
Ricky -
This lence is for Sporting Clay,Trap or Skeet shoting.It soft the green but it enahnce the orange so is more easy to see your target.This is not an everyday use lence.
sandman -
I am an avid clay shooter as well as colorblind and I find that after testing almost every color of lens on the market the g26 is the only ones I wear anymore. They make the targets appear to glow and I can notice a huge difference if I forget to take them to the range. I have them in both the M-frame and the radar and find myself wearing them all the time even while driving with no adverse side effects...
anonymous -
does this lense still protect your eyes from the sun though?

and how affective is it on the water?
NeptuneTQ -
I'm really not a fan of this lens. It's got a different pinkish look, but I think it distorts the my vision more than any other lens. It actually gives me a headache if I wear it too long then take them off. I try to ration out how long I have these guys on.
Cray0la -
this is my favorite lens. i don't know what the other guy is talking about. the black iridium coating makes it much nicer to look AT than the fruity pinkish blue G30 iridium found in a standard g30 lense. it's definately a rose colored lens to look through and there's nothing quite like viewing the world through rose colored glasses. ;) It makes a grey day less glum and a bright day glorious.
LEX7 -
this is a very very nice lens, i had the G30 but had never seen the G30 black, its so much better because you get the beautifull contrast of the G30 and the protection of the black iridium coating, therefore making it more useable in brighter light.
fishingboy -
Another great lens from Oakley. I have it on my Unknown and I use it for driving in overcast conditions. Contrast enhancing is excellent and details appear clearer. I have the G30 Titanium (same base different coating) and I love it too. True to what Cray0la's said. these lenses make a grey day less gloomy and bright days slightly more glorious ;)
Andi -
This is a great lens for various uses. Even though it isn't very dark, it does a great job reducing bright light to make it bearable to, for example, read a book outside on a very sunny day. I have also used this lens to play beachvolleyball in the glaring sun with great results. It is, however, equally good for medium or even darker light so that you don't have to take it off as soon as you enter a room or walk in the shade.

I wouldn't say the lens makes everything look pinkish; the world just looks a little more friendly.
Dann -
G30 is one of the low light lens options. It works well with evening into dusk, and can also be worn during bright sunlight although isn't meant for that. I find this is perfect for an evening stroll or bike ride.
BrianJ1888 -
As I understand it, these were intended for Golfing, hence the G in the name. The 30 refers to transmission factor. I have these for my Half Jackets as a low-light alternative to the Ice Polarized lenses. When it's overcast, raining, or just not bright enough for darker lenses, these are perfect. Supposedly, they increase the contrast of white (golf balls) on green, but I noticed more of green on grey (tree lines against the sky). These lenses probably increase your maximum vision range a bit. People at work would laugh when I wore these in a storm, but when they tried them, they realized they make everything easier to see. For anyone who's used brands other than Oakley, these are very similar to the famous Maui Jim Rose lenses.
337 -
This is a beautiful lens perfect for those not so beautiful days. These are perfect for the spring and fall when the sun is pretty mellow.
RubyMars -
I love this lense for when I'm biking. Just enough contrast to help out, light enough to be worn in low light or the shade. I've noticed drastic differences in what's labeled G30 though. My RJ's have a beautiful purple reflection on the outside. A lot of the G30 lenses in our store, and especially the HJ lenses, don't seem to have any iridium coating at all. If you're going for this lense, be sure which one you want and make sure that's the one you're getting.
lucky13 -
Awesome contrast lens. Designed specifically for golf, these work well for this purpose. Depth perception is greatly enhanced on the course, as advertised. Almost similar to a polarized lens, in that respect.

Weak bluish-purple iridium mirror though, and eyes are very visible when wearing these under all conditions.
TERRORISM -
Based on its range of applications, unique color, and excellent contrast, the G30 lens deserves five stars. On overcast days the lens provides adequate but not excessive protection, and even though it isn't best suited for brighter conditions it still helps reduce glare. Likewise, the color shines with a purplish aura, yet the lens doesn't share the exact same characteristics of most iridium-based hues. Combine these factors with excellent contrast and you'll defintely want to add this lens to your collection.
Tim cooper -
High contrast takes a little adaption if you wear dark lenses. But good as it tends to sharpen far view. When you wear these it's like you have an Eagles eye view of the world kind of. Making them perfect for sports that involve good eyesight like motor car racing, driving, golf etc.On the downfront not the most appealing looking lens. Definate perfect lens for recreation and sports but not fashion.
jumpman73 -
These are pretty normal. I like to wear these when I'm dressing more conservatively. I just recently wore them with a suit. They are nice lenses that block the light adequately. Not my first pick of lenses but I have a pair so what can I do but sport them.
absolutmuah -
i love these.
great all round lens...except for those extremely sunny days. but that's what i have a black iridium lens for *shrugs*
bong -
G30 lenses are really great on cloudy or overcast days... wow, great contrast with these lenses. everything just seems so pleasant with these lenses on. the blueish mirror adds a unique look to it... sort of reminds me of a lighter version of VR28 Blue Iridium.
Ed -
See the world through rose-colored lenses... literally! The pinkish tint is quite pleasing and works well for almost any light condition from overcast to sunny. The bluish mirror gives the lenses a somewhat violet appearance.
oogie -
A superb lens for great lower-light conditions and contrast. Also, a great-looking, unique iridium (?).
addicted2o -
tried them on a juliet and i liked them immediately...great for low light conditions...gonna find a way to put them in a penny frame
pariahnihilist -
One of my favourite set of lenses....Great in cloudy/overcast conditions but not redundant in bright and sunny conditions as do some other Fashion Lenses...Had them installed in my Carbon Ducati Juliet frame and has never looked back since.....loved the rosey / pinkish tint when looking through them and the surprises it holds when looking from the outside under different light conditions....It may seem reflective and bluish out in the open sun and see through, pinkish/rosey colour when indoors.....highly recommended!!
x-metalman -
Have these as an extra lens for my Juliet, and I must say when I first saw them, I hated them. Then I tried them, and man! Increased contrast, is an understatement. MAXIMUM Contrast is what you really get. Wear these on a cloudy day, and after awhile you'll think it's a beautiful day out. Just remember that it's not before you take the glasses off.
o-xide -
I have this lens installed in my first gen Plasma Juliet and I would say arguably one of the best low light lenses out there. You have to see it in person to appreciate it and actually wear it.
dirtjump_boy -
The persimmon_g30 is better wen it comes to increasing the contrast,i'm 100% sure that its so,because i have also the g30 and in cloudy/overcast conditions, the persimmon_g30 its a must have lens,the green looks more bright,simply superb for bike riding,and in the woods everything looks more sharp.If u can try a pair with persimmon_g30 and u will find out that im right.Yeah its true that u can wear G30 even during bright sunlight but for that are other lenses so for increasing contrast in cloudy/overcast conditions i will defenetly chose persimmon_g30 :D
Munkfish -
Also use this lens for biking - really good when you are not sure about the weather - good for very low light, overcast, and can even cope when the sun comes out - also has a very agressive look - especially in polished Juliets!
idealoakley -
I wear this lens set when I am shooting. They block just enough light so I am not blind but they also let in enough light to highlight my intended target. They also seem to make treelines very crisp to help me see my target. I wear this lens on a regular basis. One of my favs!!!
GREAT FOR OUTDOORS.
Rick -
A great lens for those mid to low-light situations. I find them great around the early evening. They have a very "light" feel to them. You don't ever feel like you are wearing shades. Very cool.
Ijon__Tichy -
Awesome lense. The G30 base tint is my favorite beside Titanium Iridium and VR28 Polarized (I prefer contrast boosting lenses). The blue mirror is a nice addition. Well - like the most lenses with a additional colorful mirror you may see some ghosting.
But the difference to lenses like HI Yellow, Ruby Clear and Gold Clear is, that the G30 lenses can be used on sunny days and that they are made for the outdoor useage. And in the sun the ghosting is not noticable, you only realize it when the sun is in your back.
ball5out -
this particular lens is something I do wear if I plan on having my glasses on until dark falls. great for low light and not as dark if ur in a club or even watching a movie. I have nothing negative to say about it but the tint dont appeal to me as much
madman -
IMHO G30 is the best all-around cycling lens, period. Not originally designed for cycling, but who cares... This supposedly low-light lens is remarkably competent in bright sunlight. Five-hour rides in the Texas sun are no prob; no headaches. BTW, cyclists need to SEE -- so no, no, no to dark lenses, even on bright days. Wear your black or blue iridiums and try to pick out potholes and grooved pavement at 30mph under an oak canopy at noon on a cloudless July day... In cloudy or mixed conditions only VR28 comes close (actually very close -- it's my next favorite). Haven't used either at the beach or on the slopes -- probably fine for overcast days and headachy on sunny days when reflections can more than double the incident light. Then it's time to pull out the black or blue iridiums!...
Iwan -
Really love this lens!! High contrast and great in lower light conditions. The world simply looks so much better with this lens. It's slightly less exciting to look at: it will look mostly brown (not pink like in the Oakley photoshop pics) but sometimes there's a slight reflection of blue.
Raymond Karlsson -
I agree with Madman - top lenses for cycling. Great for long rides and a variety of light conditions. Have mine on a pair of Half Jackets. It is relaxing to be able to see details as well as with these babies. As a collector I also have Light Blue lenses to fit these needs.
C6driver -
This is supposed to be a "contrast" lens but it barely qualifies as such. It's an okay color for road cycling and just terrible for mountain biking. On the road, picking out differences in asphalt texture works moderately well. On the trails, everything seems to blend together. The rosy-pinkish color doesn't do anything to help identify tree roots, ruts or shallow drop offs when you're on dirt. At first, I just thought that's how it was supposed to be. Then I got a set of truly brown lenses and suddenly started seeing all the obstacles I was missing before. VR28 turns out to be a much better alternative for both road AND mountain biking.
Blade -
This is a really nice lens, got it on a pair of Juliets from eBay and they look amazing. orangey purple colour. eyes can be seen through the lens from the outside, but only very faintly. if light hits it or you are more than 15 feet away you wouldn't be able to see the eyes, so fairly good mirror effect.
This lens brightens everything up, the first time i put them on i immediately noticed the difference just looking out the window. i then tried them in the dark at 8pm driving home. there's no difference! they don't make anything darker, but stop the glare from headlights and streetlights and such, so make driving a more enjoyable experience. even walking down the street looks better, especially on a cloudy day... you'll forget how miserable it is... and notice how boring everything looks when you take them off. Great lens!
Steev-o -
Absolutely love these! Great for road biking in varied light, also awesome to just wear around when it's not too sunny. Once in a while I strike out with these if I'm out on the bike all day and it really brightens up, but even in fairly bright light, they're passable. For their intended use (30% == medium/flat/low light conditions) they're perfect.
sketchmind -
I have these in a pair of white crosshairs and I love them. I have light astigmatism and problems picking out detail in different light situations. Especially snow glare.

These help out tremendously, especially in snow for picking out detail. They are excellent low light lenses, which is fantastic in the evening where the light varies. Perfect for biking and being along trails.

No headaches, and visibility. I can feel that they block out harmful light but still allow me to see. Love them.
Tut -
The best way to describe the Iridium of the G30 is to compare it to the bottle of soap bubbles your kids play with; it's transparent, but has a rosey color with a tint of blue from certain angles. I just got this pair of lenses for cycling, but haven't tried them out yet.
bw -
Just got a set of these lenses for the Half Jacket XLJ. Bought them specifically for golf, but found I like these better than the standard dark lenses even for general wear. If you're used to the darker lenses, the pink-ish hue takes a little getting used to when you first put them on. The contrast enhancement is awesome -- especially in the greens and yellows. You notice the difference when you put them on, but the real difference you'll notice when you take them off. Wear them for a while and then notice how dull everything becomes after you remove them.
Jon -
This is nearly a perfect lens. I had purchased it along with Flak Jacket frames with the hopes of "warming up" cloudy conditions (I live near Seattle). I was comparing it to a mental image I had of some persimmon lenses I had with M Frames. Although the lenses did not warm up conditions as much as I was expecting, they have turned out to be my favorite lens to date. I've driven in tunnels with them, climbed mountains (with significant tree shade and snow on top) and have been very pleased. They do increase contrast. I feel that with this lenses on is almost the way God intended nature to look. I wear these lenses in the morning, they are great for overcast, and I wear them in dusk. The only condition I've found they are not suited for well is very bright days, but if you're wearing a ballcap with them, even that is doable. These are a great all around lens.
Keyla -
Good job mkaing it appear easy.
ZooMaz -
I'm not impressed. It's in between VR28 black iridium polarized and persimmon. The VR28BIP offer better contrast while persimmon is brighter for low light. It's not bad all conditions len, just not as i would aspect it to be.
Oakley Jeffo -
Crosshair Brown Chrome G30 Iridium

I must admit these Sunglasses have improved my Golf game by at least 7 to 8 strokes. I usually play early morning or late afternoon. The contrast of the G30 is Fantastic! I prefer my C-Wire Glasses with Tungsten Iridium lenses for Bright Beach days. All in All I love my G30 Iridiums, they do exactly as advertised, Low to Medium Light. Go get Yourself a pair, you won't be disappointed!
Chris_Coy -
I just got these lenses for my Crosshairs off of the Vault site. I just scratched the Ice Iridium (which I loved) but no longer available. Silver matted frames with those were a great match BTW. Anyway, the G30 is a great lenses - with these stipulations.
1) Not great outside for a clear sunny day while driving/riding through a desert, or other bleak landscapes.
2) Best for green (or more lush) environments and/or partly cloudy or cloudy days.
3) Perfect for golf - that's a given – and the slightly pinkish color and the transparency were also fine for me
4) If you’re looking for more of a mirrored finished or all-around lens or something a bit more masculine-colored – this won’t be the lens for you.
Pander -
The contrasts are superb. Everything is just a lot sharper in broad daylight. Nice clear view and not much color distortion. Great for when it's a bit cloudy. You need to have a pair of lenses that work well in cloudy conditions when you live in Holland.
dirtjump_boy -
Yeah thats right,better than the G30 for sure,makes everything sharper, and the green looks like fluoro green super for bike riding in the woods.I dont find that the G30 is better the PersimmonG30 wen it comes to increasing contrast.
Bigjimb -
Really cool unique lense colour, i just got this on some Racing Jackets. Increase in contrast is awesome, especially for driving and sports on grass, light transmition reduction is still pretty good despite being a "lighter" lense, no squinting even in direct sunlight. The best thing about them is how they look when you wear them out.... in sunlight they have this awesome pink/purple iridium sheen to them, despite basically being an orange lense, they are possibly the most unique colour i have ever seen! in a world full of +red and ruby these really stand out, shame they only come on 2 models, one of which is virtually obselete and the other pretty rare. happy to have found some tho!
frankie4fingers -
It's the best lens color I weared. The contrast is not such agressive like the one of G26 but better mirror than G30. It's handy for daily wearing, even in bright light you have no problems.
oogie -
I love the combination of a G30 lens (high contrast, rosy view, great for overcast days) with the reflective and rich nature of a Titanium Iridium coating. I have this for my GasCan and can't recommend it enough, especially over the bland grey and bronze lens selections.
JimBob -
An excellent lens. Compared to the standard G30 lens they have much more reflective iridium coating and a brownish rather than pink colour from the outside. For some reason the titanium iridium coating is visible from all angles rather than the blue iridium coating on the standard G30's which is only obvious from certain angles. Also they don't give everything a reddish hue like the standard G30. Get these rather than G30's where possible. Perfect for overcast days.
Rick -
I first came upon this lens in a Japanese Exclusive Crosshair with a Berry frame. The combination of the Berry frame and the G30 Titanium tends to look a tad feminine, but the lens itself is gender neutral. I have only worn the lens a few times and I quite liked it. The "Titanium" etching is an added touch.
Ijon__Tichy -
Very nice lens. Not really special in any way, but the g30 base is very nice and the Titanium Coating is by far the best additional coating - the mirror is unbeatable and there's almost no ghosting.
jumpman73 -
Very nice alternative to the Ti Clear lens. It give more sun protection than the Ti Clear allowing the wearer to have more options for lighting conditions. The color is really nice having a pinkish Ti Clear color to it.
Harry in Poland -
Beautiful lens. Not to dark for slightly overcast weather but dark enough to handle bright sunlight. I love it so much I bought a second pair of the Matco square wire 2.0s. One pair is always in my backpack (unless I'm wearing the glasses!). The other sits at home unopened as insurance against a possible terrible day in the future when I break or lose the other pair!
Raymond Karlsson -
Dark enough for what? I would say that as a contrast lens first and as an eyeshade second it fills its function. If you live where it isn't sunshine every day this can be something. Among non-iridium contrast lenses it falls somewhere between Persimmon and VR28. I use it when I train on my roadbike and the sky is grey.
Raymond Karlsson -
This was a comment on another quite negative review that seems to have been removed since. What I want to say is that the pink coloured lenses (G 40 , 30 and 20) is a medium lot. They brighten up the view on grey days, give some sun protection and sharpens details. Try them if you think that Persimmon is too sharp in daylight.
Dwcfastrice -
Good for contrast, but not my favorite tint. I'm not a fan of the "G" tint's and the rose/pink base lenses.

They do work well in cloudy conditions, but I do prefer the persimmon and yellow tints much better.
idealoakley -
This lens is absolutely fantastic!
I love it. It offers you the ability to wear your shades in cloudy weather or indoor conditions, but when the sun comes out you are prepared. When looking at the lens they change from a pinkish color to almost black. They go so dark that people can hardly see your eyes.
The transition is so gradual that when you are wearing them you can hardly notice that they have made the transition.
I heard that these do not work well in extremely cold weather......FALSE. Today it was -28 celcius and they worked perfectly.
Transition could be a bit quicker.
Raymond Karlsson -
I often use the standard G40 or Persimmon on pale or grey days when I train on my roadbike. As I also like the VR 50 Transition I got curious in the G 40 Transition. That was bingo for me. A perfect mix of soft contrast and sun protection. When I compare them to the standard G 40 they seem to have almost the same light transmission in the shade. But it's in the sunlight that they really excel. My frame is Radar (Path shape lens).
Farlius -
Not bad contrast. The color change isn't super dramatic, but it is gradual so it can be hard to notice when they darken. I use these in my straight jacket frame and are useful on overcast days like when I'm doing yardwork. I like'm but if I had my time back would have waited for the silver/clear black iridium variety
jumpman73 -
G40 Black Gradient lens is another gradient lens that I'm a fan of. It offers great style while at the same time serves to offer good protection from the sun. I use these on sunny days but at times I would prefer a non gradient lens. These are ideal for a somewhat overcast day. Either way, I like these a lot and hope that more frames are fitted with them.
CrazyALee -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Dark Bronze

Simple. Classy yet modern. I've worn frogskins everyday for 3 years now. Went through a pair of holbrooks as well but didnt like them as much, so stuck with frogskins. Didnt like jupiters either, then these came out. Love the matte black/dark bronze combo of the garage rock.

Coverage is good, just like the frogskins. I like the straight earstems too. Ligthweight O Matter.

The only thing is the arms dont fold completely flat (whichever 2nd arm you decide to fold kind of sticks out due to overlaping the first arm). But not a biggy for me.
LEX7 -
Frame:Blue Woodgrain
Lens:Jade

As soon as i heard about this frame colour i knew i had to have it. Sadly as with alot of the crazier frame colours i like they decide to put a premium lens in and even worse one i hate. However i finally managed to find these for a good price and put a jade iridium lens in. totally changes the look of the glasses. brings out the blue in the frame. I think the Garage rock is a real diamond in the rough, it looks a bit like a Frogskin for an older generation but with the right combo it is smart and fun at the same time.

GreyBlast -
Got a Matte Black with Jade Iridium Polarised lenses on, Moto GP Edition (not on this list?) they are extremely light, and the glasses just make the world beautiful to see.

They remember me the frogskin (or the Wayfarer from RayBan) but the design fits perfect to my face (got a big head and was pleased to find sunglasses that fit to my big head).

I can only say good things about this model.

A must have!
The Game -
Frame: Matte Black (Ryan Sheckler SS)
Lens: Dark Grey

This reminded me of a bigger rounded Holbrook so I decide to pick one up. I like the discreet look of the matte black with the dark grey even though I'm not a fan of Sheckler. The coverage is good even though the bottom of the frame touches my cheeks a little. There isn't much of peripheral coverage but I expected that and it doesn't bother me. I would like to get more color combos but for some reason the matte black frames are the only ones that I feel look good on me.
oogie -
Frame: Pol Rootbeer
Lens: Bronze
Did someone say "Big and Square"??? The Gascan is just that, it's big, it's square. I like it. The new icon is sweet, and the look is pretty wicked. My only complaint is that that since the frame is pretty thin and tall, the earstems (and hinge) strike me as somewhat delicate.
sargassum66 -
Frame: Rust
Lens: G30 Titanium

One of my favorite frame colors on one of my favorite frames. Got these from the OCE program at the local vault and I love them. The G30 Titanium lenses are a perfect contrast to the color of the frame. Thet look super nice when the sun hits them and shines through the transparent frame.
TSIcon8 -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Grey

These are really cool, as I have said before. I like the Matte Black a lot and I hope that it doesn't scratch as easily as the Polished did.
Pander -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Black Iridium
Very light pair of glasses. The model is very simple but still aggressive. 4 stars because of the lack of Unobtanium.
dan-E -
Frame: Grape
Lens: Grey

Finally got a chance to see these in person and design-wise, they look better in person than in photos but I'm still underwhelmed. Still, the Grape frame is a very nice shade of purple so if that's your favorite color, you'll probably like these.

As for fit, it's decidedly for small to medium-sized heads. While the base curve is flat enough to fit most head shapes, they're narrow enough that wider heads (like mine) would feel the bulky earstems pressing against the temples.

Also, it's a very flat design all around so I can see why people might have problems with them slipping off their heads, especially if you're the sweaty type. A love it or hate it design.
frankie4fingers -
Frame: matte black/brown smoke/Metallic Black/pol.white/pol.Rotbeer/pol.black/custom/Dark Grey
Lens: Black polarized/G30TiT/HI Yellow/Ruby Clear/Gold Clear/Titanium Clear/Titanium/Ice/Emerald/Ruby/Fire/G26/Amber pol.
Best glasses ever! light, strong, fashionable. Even someones say it's not the oakley style, they are the most sold(?) glasses of the last year
Oak -
Frame: Flores #1, Flores #2, C100

No matter what you think of Flores' background or his art, you have to admit he makes a great pair of sunglasses. And no matter what you think of the fashion-oriented Gascan, you have it admit it makes great art. Or is that the other way around....?

The Oakley Artist Eyewear Series started off with a bang when the first two DF glasses and the C100 pair hit the market. After several seasons of bland designs and boring colourways, the artist series was a nice departure and caused quite a stir in the Oakley collecting community. Nowadays, the three pioneers of Oakley's current hot design concept have become the major collectibles for 2007 with more of the Artist Eyewear Series coming up in the near future, a blessing for all of us.

The DF #1 (Brown) is probably the most coveted out of the three current art Gascans, as it is viewed as the rarest and most exclusive out of the bunch. However, in the long run, it many turn out that the DF #2 (Blue) may be rarer and tougher to find--both in terms of the frame and in terms of variations--due to the near total recall and its back story. The C100, of course, is also up there for exclusivity with its 399 Euro price tag.

I'm quite happy with the work Oakley has put into the current art series, because it's showing great development with each successive release. They've really showed great developments with their proprietary pad print process. The DF #1 looked cool, but the DF #2 looked even cooler than the previous with its bold blue colour. The C100 was even better than those two and contains my personal favourite art on the glasses yet. Then the Chantry Hijinx was released, and I was even more impressed; it's certainly, IMO, the best application of art on a frame yet (though not my favourite piece of art) as I've stated in my Hijinx review.

All in all, a very cool development in terms of Oakley wear. I look forward to what the future brings to this lineup.

5 of out 5 for being innovative.

Review dated July 20, 2007
RangerK -
Frame: Black Polished
Lens: Amber Black Polarized

A definite advance in Oakley's polarized lenses thses are as sharp and clear as my Kaenon polarized lenses. Lens Transmission is 18% so these may not be for bright light. The touch of black iridium flash coating gives these a way cool look.

K

LEX7 -
Frame:Polished Black
Lens:Ice Iridium

wow these are cool.
i wasnt gonna get them but im so glad i did cos they look way way better in real life than in the website pics.
the ice lens and the bright metalic blue icon look amazing against the polished black frame.
once again wow, best gascan combo you can get
x-metalman -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any
I really like the look of these. There's something about them that just makes them stand out. Maybe it's the awesome styling, maybe it's the new icon. Either way, I want one.
RangerK -
Frame: Black polished, Grape
Lens: Gray

Oakley's most wearable O-matter enclosed frame since the twenty.

Very styling people like this frame and ask me about it,

Why not 5 stars?

The gray lenses give me titanium polarized Oakley and give it to me now!!
LEX7 -
Frame:Grape
Lens:Grey

i was a little upset to hear that this amazing frame colour came with grey but i couldnt not get these, im a big fan of new and different frame colours and this is both of those.
im loving the frame, more of a square fit than the MD, its less wraparound than the MD and seems alot looser, i am worried that during any sweaty sport these will fly off, so im gonna save these for walking around looking like a badass.
LEX7 -
Frame:Polished White
Lens:Black Iridium

these look great and i would be very very tempted if they came with a black icon, i dunno why they left the icon white it looks too hidden and plain.

the only other gascan that might be able to tempt me into having a second pair is the matte black.
RangerK -
Frame: Oakley Custom Eyewear Metallic Black
Lens: Fire (Replacement lens atthis time not available in the OCE program)

After a year and a half Oakley has made a variety of lenses and frames available in the Gascan. What earns these the 5 are the replacement lenses, very firey and not suffering from the 24-k like fire appearance that has been showing up lately.

Lets see Dark Grey lenses too Oakley!

K
joeybravo13 -
Frame: white
Lens: black irid polar, fire, ice

smooth lines, and clean styling make the gascan a must have. the thing that i love the most is that the thin temples fit up under a hat nicely.
on the downside, if you tend to put your glasses on top of your head when they aren't covering your eyes, try not to do it with these. In my experience they are very susceptible to stretching out
joeybravo13 -
Frame: tortoise
Lens: bronze polar

this color combination is very versatile. you can dress these up or you can dress them down. either way you look awesome.
i personally enjoy the contrast provided by a bronze lens and the polarization just sweetens the deal.
i wouldn't recommend wearing gascans for hours on end because the thin temples may start to hurt your ears
Tick -
Frame: Grape
Lens: Grey
I like them a lot. Awesome coverage & comfortable especially since the wide earstems don't dig into your head at all. They do fog up inside a little too easily for my taste but otherwise no complaints.
Oak -
Other than the design of the earstem, there's really nothing exciting about the Gascan. The front is pretty flat and boring. I'll probably get the Grape Gascan, though; not for wearing but just for the collection.
sparra -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Black Iridium

These are actually very cool glasses - though I can't help but comparing the polished white to a storm trooper. They're cutting edge desgin, pushing the boundaries, which is what O is all about, so you can't fault them for making suchn a great design here, even if you might look a bit daft.
Dann -
Frame: Grape
Lens: Grey

I wanted one of these and they ended up coming my way. They tend to slip off if it's hot due to the lack of wrap and unobtainium. They do look nice though and one cool thing about this color, is that the grey and grape portion have the same amount of reflection, so it almost looks like one solid piece. An unusual pair, but worth a look.
bong -
Frame: all
Lens: all

i love the overall squarish shape of the Gascans, and the hinge area looks very nice too, with the squared off Oakley Icon. i was a bit disappointed to find that they didn't fit my head at all, but still... nice design.
RangerK -
Frame: Grape
Lens: Gray

I think the critical comments on the Gascan fit mean try before you buy. I have none of the slipping issues. These things fit my big head perfectly!
dj.MLYT -
Frame: Polished White, Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium, Black Gradient

These are awesome. They look great on me, and just have an absolute pimptastic quality to them. I just feel like a better looking guy when wearing them, it's inexplicable. They're nice and light, fit snugly, and the lenses are pretty easy to switch for variety. I highly recommend.
O_MattR -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ice

Amazing!! By far (IMO) the best color combo that i've purchased for the Gascan. Picked them up at a local opd this weekend, and have already gotten a bunch of compliments from both non-O fans and the staff at the O-store and vault!!
O_MattR -
Frame: Brown Smoke
Lens: Dark Bronze

This is a great combo I just picked up from my local Ochialli De Sole stand. I was hesitant when i first saw FP post a picture of them because thought it looked too much like the rootbeer cans but quickly changed my mind when I saw them in person.
O_MattR -
Frame: Grape
Lens: Grey

Bought this pair two months ago when I came across them at a Stretchline dealer about 30 min. from my house. The Grape frame is super cool and looks pretty subtle when you have them on but can also catch peoples attention. Especially when theyre hit by the sun.
Rick -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Black Iridium
Love the style of the gascan. Looks pretty slick in all white, but the fit issues keep me from giving it full marks. Fit aside, these are really cool from a design and impact aspect.
Rick -
Frame: Grape
Lens: Grey
This frame color is one of Oakley's finest. Available only through OPD's - it is not often you see people rocking this combo. Although, that can't be said around these parts. This particular combo became very popular among the O-Review members. And rightfully so. Fit issues keep me from giving it top marks however.
Darth_Icon -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Grey
This is one of the coolest Oakley's I have ever worn. Along the lines of Monster Dog and Doggle, but very smooth, classic styling. New logo is great. Go get these things fast.



LEX7 -
Frame:Polished Black
Lens:O-Store London G30

way way nicer than the O-store london Riddles.
the Polished Black goes very nicely with the Gen 2 G30.
great combo compared to the otherwise unimpressive gascan range.
DisturbedEarth -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ice

While I was not a fan of this frame initially - I must admit that the Ice lens has grown on me. I finally had to have them...I must say I like them better than my T2 version - light, and they actually do fit my big head pretty well - plus that Ice lens jumps out in direct sunlight....I'm sold. Now I just have to keep myself from swapping the lenses and Icons into my T2's....
kingphilbert -
Frame: Grape
Lens: Grey

The long awaited and most anticipated Gascan. I was lucky enough to try one of these a few months back now and very much enjoyed the style and fit of the frame. Streamlined and sleek, a very attractive piece. Now I am torn. When I finally put a pair to test though I do find that they start to slide away with heavy sweat or even facial movements. I can't be sure if it's the shorter stems, not necessarily the lack of unobtanium, but maybe the lack of curve in the stems too? Unless they just aren't wide enough from orbital edge to orbital edge a la the Riddle. They may benefit from the little implants like the Dartboard and/or slightly longer, curved stems. They do manage to remain an amazing frame and look great. Make sure you give them a try if you come across them.
yoko -
Frame: Grape
Lens: Grey

First thing when I saw this model, I told myself that it won't look good on most people's faces. I was wrong. It looks good on majority of the face shape. I like how the color (seems) change. It looks like black, but change to plum/violet when the sun shines thru it. Fit is also good, not too tight but not too big but the lack of unobtainium makes it kinda slippery, especially if you sweat a lot or have an oily face.
LEX7 -
Frame:Matte Black (Hawaii Icon)
Lens:Fire

Too Cool, as soon as I saw these Hawaii icon gascans i knew i had to have them and when i was offered to have fire lenses in i was all over these.
matte black and fire are made for eachother and its the nice matte black like the OTT. the icon looks special and really finishes off these gorgeous customs!
thanks again O-whores.
nightice -
Frame:Polished Black
Lens: Grey

An overall smooth pair of sunglasses but not for everyone. I have a face thats somewhere between medium and large, which is what these sunglasses where made for but they still don’t fit me as well as other Oakley’s do. They hug your face right below the area where their logo is and after you wear them for an extended period of time they leave crease lines on the side of your face where the frame curves inward. This problem would be fixed if Oakley designed them to rap-around your face like their other sunglasses do.
Ed -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Bronze

Came across this custom colorway on eBay. I had planned on getting the Rootbeer/Bronze, but I'm glad I found these because I prefer the black frame and gunmetal icon, but really wanted the bronze lens over the grey. I've been intrigued by these since the first pictures showed up. Definitely not a style I thought I'd like, but there's something about them that I had to have. The blocky styling is so different from anything else Oakley has ever done, and the square icon is pretty nifty, too.

If you have a smaller face, these look a little odd straight-on. However, from an angle, they seem totally different and more streamlined. The thick earstems hold tight. I haven't had any problem with slipping, but that may be due to the fact that I don't have any hair, so the O-Matter just sticks to me.

I give these a 4 only because my wife insists that I look like I'm wearing cheap Blueblockers. Ouch. Harsh words for such a cool pair of shades.
shanafan -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Grey

Very fun pair! They are similar to the Monster Dog, but a squarer frame instead of round. The icon on the side is missing, replaced with a square O. That difference isn't too bad for me at all, as it puts a different spin on this pair.
warwagon -
Frame: Grape
Lens: Grey
These are the ultimate must have. Simple, elegant unique and square, oh and that color....Grape WOW! Every body that has seen mine wants them, and with a killer price to boot everybody can.
filmetal -
Frame: Polished Rootbeer
Lens: Bronze
I never thought I will like gascan. Did not bother trying them on when I first saw them. When I finally did, man, it hug my face well and I like what I saw in the mirror. But this pair needs to be tried on before buying them. The style and the fit is not made for every one. My wife uses this more often than I do.
yelkao -
Frame: Grape
Lens: Grey

My second O-Matter frame in a month, which is unusual for me since I'm more of a metal man. But these were a must have. Not just because of design and style but because of the colorway. I never thought I would really ever buy myself a Grape pair of Oakleys. But once I saw them I couldn't resist.
TekDragon -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Grey
I love these!!! They are my new favorite pair. They have a cool kinda updated retro look (oxymoronic I know) and another great example of an Oakley "fashion" glass. They fit really well. I can't say enough about them. They are da BOMB!!!
o-xide -
Frame: Polished black
Lens: Gradient
Too square for me. Awesome design but not for me, I will get Thump 2 so there is no reason for me to get this
evan.carrigan -
Frame: Grape
Lens: Grey


Takes some getting used to. Awesome though once you ae comfortable wearing them. The color in this frame is so hot. the boxy look is nice too. Makes you feel badass wearing them, I like the locking arms as well.
iMetalG5 -
Frame: Pol Black
Lens: Black

Was at a sunglass botique and tried on every Oakley (the girl was annoyed because I had my friend take a pic of me wearing every Oakley in the store but hey!) and I hated these. I have seen them online, etc... and thought I'd love them but the reason why I hate them is because they make me look like someone that just got out of eye surgery!!!! Way to big and they do not fit my face at all. As for design yes they are cool but I just feel they aren't as good. Not for me.
mlgladde -
Frame:Polished Rootbeer
Lens: Bronze

Great pair of shades for any type of day. One of the most comfortable that I have, besides the Monster Dogs of course.
Chopsticks -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized


Nice pair of shades. I take them everywhere I go. The polarized lense are great, the only thing I dont like is that the gascans tend to slip slightly from the face ...due to lack of wrap and unobtanium. Other than those, good pair of stylish shades. Seems durable enough and lightweight for its size.
Rick -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ice Iridium
Love 'em. These are apparantly a Special Edition in honor of superbike racer Sete Gibernau. Sete recently moved to Ducati and Oakley quickly released a new Gascan with the Ducati theme. I think the Black/Ice combo is the best of all GC combos. The blue icon punctuates the whole thing and I am very glad I got one - even if I ended up paying above retail for it.
alexrugby18 -
Frame: Polished black
Lens: Black

the cover well but i find they dont stick too well to your face due to loose earsteams...they have a nice fashiony design and they are easy to wear on any ocasion.


i rate them 3 on 5 because of the loose fit...
jumpman73 -
Frame: Grape
Lens: Grey

These actually fit me fairly well. From my previous reviews Gascans really didn't fit me very well. These actually fit me pretty good. Either my head shrunk or something was changed with the composition of the frame. I really like the Grape color in the Gascans. They are very unique and they look extra nice when you wear them out in the sun. I think it takes some getting used to because when you do wear these the light shines through the frame and is a little distracting at first. Eventually you forget about it. Eye coverage is excellent and the frame is very light weight.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Black Iridium

Really cool design. I have a big filipino head so these didn't fit me very well. The nose is wear the problem with fitting occurs. The polished white still looks really nice.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black-Clear Gradient

The fit on these was the biggest problem for me. I love the gradient lenses though. They have a really cool classy look on them.
sargassum66 -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Warm Grey (David Flores)

These are simply the sickest glasses I have ever seen. The frame color is awesome. I would have to compare it to chocolate. The design on the arms is absolutely amazing. You really have to see it to appreciate the beauty it posesses. I also like that the signature is in the upper outside corner of the right lense instead of the traditional lower outside corner of the left lense. If this is a sign of what Oakley has in store for the future, we are all in for some treats.
afavre -
Frame: Brown Smoke
Lens: Dark Bronz

First off, these glasses DO NOT MATCH what appears on the Oakley website for this product. If one examines the Spring 06 mailer, or the PDF version of this mailer, one will find the color much closer in appearance.

That being said, this is a very interesting pair of glasses that has a distinct look. It works well for those of use with larger heads and rounder faces. The dark bronze lens color createes and absolute spectacular appearnce to what is viewed when outside. The details pop.

Frames are comfortable on my face as well as perched atop my head when not in use. The Oakley symbol is not very distinct as it appears to be a bronze color that blends in with the frame. Also worth noting is that the frames are translucent and do allow light to pass through. At first this was distracting, but was as easy to get used to as the nose bridge hardware and screws on my Why 8.1 lenses.

A great pair of frames and lenses. For $90 bucks, I have no complaints. I did find the "white" software bag an interesting touch and will probably end up purchasing a large soft vault for storage.

american image -
Frame:brown smoke
Lens: dark bronze

very nice framecolour, it looks "stylish" and the O-icons are downtoned to match the frame, which is actually a good thing. it matches perfectly with the general colour of the frame and lens.
Dark bronze is an easy colour for a lens , you can wear this clour up untill it gets dark. all in all , my choice for the GasCan.
The fit of the GasCan takes a little time to get used to , because it won't stick to your face as a "normal"oakley does
Ofan -
Frame:Polished Black
Lens: Black

I think these look really cool but not a good fit for the shape of my face. Eye coverage is awesome and very lightweight.
luv2bike -
Frame: Tortoise
Lens: Bronze Polarized

Very cool design. I thought the Gascan was going to be too big for my small/medium skull, but I was wrong. They fit very well and are very comfy to wear all day. 5 skulls flying for this model!!!
mason65 -
Frame: black
Lens: gray
I love the style for these but i HATE the fit... they are way too small for my head the nose bridge wont reach my face. Ill give it a 3 because theyre great if they fit but worthless if you have a big head like me.
Rick -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Emerald Iridium
A custom pair of Gascans I got online. The Emerald looks really nice with the glossy black frame and this is definitely a unique Gascan. I hope we see more factory customs like this one. I can't be bothered to Dremel my own creations, plus I don't trust the optics when you take a lens from another model and chop it up.
TSIcon8 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Grey
Sweet shades, definately a fashion glass as they don't stay on the face very well. Absolutely love the reserved but definite style of these babys.
dan-E -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Grey

I didn't like the Gascans when they first came out but I see these everywhere now and their looks have grown on me. They didn't fit too well either, but for whatever reason, the Matte frames seems to fit just a bit better. They still pinch slightly at the temple but it's still better than when I first tried them. I don't know if this a generational thing or just a quality control problem, however.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Dark Grey
Lens: Grey

I'm going to have to edit my previous reviews on Gascans. Prior to my Grapes, I felt like the Gascans weren't good for big filipino heads like my own. But the Grapes changed that. These Ducati sigs like the Grapes and all the Gascans I've tried on recently fit very well. The Ducatis reinforced the comfortability of the Gascans on me. I really like the shade of grey of these frames and they are very well combined with the grey lens. The red icons add an excellent accent and really show that these are Ducatis. I'm a big fan of these non-black/red combo Ducatis. I feel like they stand out a lot more in the Ducati family like the Ducati HJ's.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Matte Black Hawaii Icons
Lens: G30 Titanium

Extremely nice looking pair of Gascans. The Hawaii flag Icons are a sweet touch to an already awesome design. The matte black frame was ok. I think it would've looked better in a polished black but its still cool. The G30 titanium lens is really good looking and nice to look through. I really like this combo a lot.
LEX7 -
Frame:Dark Grey (Ducati)
Lens:Grey

These are awesome, i finally managed to get somethign ducati and im glad it was these, they have the very cool sete logo on the inside and ofcourse the ducati on the lens.
my only complaint is that they used the boring grey lens instead of black iridium.
Grab these while you can.
Pander -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium
The Matte Black finish on the Gascan makes it look very stealthy. It now has a real classic look to it. Although it's a bit big for my head I still like it a lot. Still 4 stars because of the lack of Unobtainium.
wundrdog1 -
Frame: Dark Grey (Ducati)
Lens: Grey

I second Lex7's review word for word. These glasses are the shiznit! Stoked that I finally added a Ducati number to my collection. Gascan was certainly the way to go. I love the red icon and the "Sete" printed on the inside of the earstem as well as the cool lens etching. I was worried they wouldn't fit right 'cause I never tried them on before buying. They ended up fitting like Jannard himself took measurements of my head! It's nice that they don't fit tight and start to hurt after wearing awhile. I won't be doing any headbanging or other quick movements as these could easily fall off my head due to no unobtanium. That and the dull grey lens color are my only gripes. Without these, I would've given 5 stars.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Blue w/Print
Lens: Grey

Another beautiful collaboration between Oakley and Flores. Awesome color scheme with beautiful art on the frame. The blue gives a real nice cool fresh look. I'm still a bigger fan of the brown frame but I don't mind these at all. Excellent fit and box and bag work add to the greatness.
Ofan -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Ruby Clear

The white and ruby clear combo is a real treat. Out of my collection this one gets the most looks(mostly from people who are wearing GCs also), I think since the white frame just stands out and the ruby clear is not something you see everyday. I give this a 5 instead of a 4 like from my previous review because of it's uniqueness.
Pander -
Frame: Polished Rootbeer
Lens: Bronze

I took this pair for safety reasons away from my brother. He roughed this pair up a little bit...

The polished rootbeer has a casual translucent frame which is a little bit awkward when in the full sun. Light that shines through the frame is al little bit weird, the color is very different from the light that shines through the lenses, so you immmediatly know when you're seeing light from the frame or the lenses. I prefer solid frames with no translucancy.
The bronze lenses and the gold icon do look good on the color of the frame. Not my favourite pair, but still an Oakley.
DonnyGan -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ice Iridium

when i got it, it's just a rush. now i know they are Sete Gibernau edition, i'm gonna treasure it even more. Gascan do not fit Asian face well, but i can have them down.

jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Ruby Clear

The ruby clear lens matches up quite nicely with the polished white. Its an excellent pair to wear in the afternoons or in overcast. The style of the Gascan with the ruby clear lens looks really good. It definitely stands out and looks different. One con of the ruby clear in the gascan lens is that it doesn't look as good as other ruby clears like the Unknown. At certain angles it almost looks like a clear lens with a bit of red and blue in there. Still, you can enjoy the double sided iridium seen on the back side of the lens.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished Brown w/ Pink Icon
Lens: VR50

Really nice color scheme. I was a little skeptical on the pink icon but it actually looks really good against the brown frame. Its like chocolate and strawberry ice cream. The VR50 lens matches extremely well with the polished brown frame. As other gascans, the eye coverage is excellent and frame weight is very light and comfortable. VR50 is nice to have on the gascan because it shows the eyes and really adds to your style.
Ofan -
Frame: Dark Grey
Lens: Grey(Ducati)
I like these a lot. For some reason the GCs fit me better now than about a year ago(GC Small fits a bit better for me still), they must have done some design change. Anyway, this sits very well on my face, very lightweight, excellent eye coverage. The dark grey frame is different from the more common black that Ducati frames usually get, and I like that a lot. The Gascan really represents the sportiness of Ducati.
LEX7 -
Frame:Polished white
Lens:Emerald

Gascans are one of my wear pairs, i pretty much wear all my gascans and so when i saw this custom combo i wanted them mainly for the emerald lens which i dont have in an O-matter frame that i can wear.
Polished white is a very hard frame colour to pull off. you need to have at least a bit of a tan cos this will make pale skin look even lighter. these would look soo much better with dark icons instead of silly white ones, ofcourse green ones would look amazing.
Victor_B -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium
Gascan's have a large and boxy feel and look to them. If you enjoy a square look then these are for you. The are very sturdy. They have an "anti-locking hinge" which keeps the hinge from falling in. The icon is very well designed and goes with the overall "bad ass" effect. My only beef is, like onthers have written, that they are not wraps, so they tend to slip a little when you're more active. Of course these aren't designed for sports, but it'd be nice to have just a little more grip. Overall my favorite pair of sunglasses i have ever owned.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished Rootbeer
Lens: Bronze

Very cool color scheme. The polished rootbeer frame goes real well with the bronze. The frame is transparent so that also adds to the style of this specific Gascan. I really like the bronze lens in this color scheme. Its not too flashy at all. The gold icon really contributes to a nice pair of Gascans. The color scheme is excellent. Frame is lightweight and eye coverage is excellent.
LEX7 -
Frame:Blue Flores
Lens:Grey

Personally i prefer the brown ones but these are still gorgeous and had an absolute nightmare getting them but once you see them together displayed in all their glory the insane prices all become worth it. if you have the first do whatever you can to get the second!
banarno -
Frame:Brown Flores
Lens:Grey

Whats left to say that already has not been said about the Flores Gascans.
An absolutely awesome new print process was developed and utilized for the design of these, and the first pair was a super rare Japanese store exclusive with only 100 available, so they are only a strict collection piece (unless you are very brave/careful/couldn’t care less)
What made them even more unique was that they were Asian fit as well.
LEX7 -
Frame:C100
Lens:Warm Grey

A very special pair of glasses, like the 2 david flores pairs this uses a cartoony style graphic under a clear plastic.
a vital part of any collection!
Raphramb -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Grey, then Black Iridium Polarized

Classic badass shape and design that fits me just perfect.

Shape & style:
I have a kind of oblong face, I think the square looks fits me well.
The frame covers my eyebrows too...My kids complain that with the Black Iridium finish and eyebrows covered they are unable to tell whether I am in a good or a bad mood. They are right but hey, that's the price for looking like a bad guy :-)

Protection & comfort:
Bought my first pair back in 2006, was looking for glasses to protect my eyes from light after surgery, and came across these ones, with grey lenses. I wore them 6 months almost all day, inside and outside buildings until my eyes recovered.
I never felt any particular discomfort wearing them so much, or suffered from light.
Pros: Classic frame, really good protection from light due to the shape of the frame.
Cons: A few.
1- A stronger grip would be great when you get more active (maybe some rubber insert inside the stems).
2- The Iridium lens surface scratches pretty easily. Not specific to these shades, all Oakleys suffer from the same issue. I am very hard on my shades and expect them to take care of themselves a bit when riding bikes or hiking or skiing...and they don't like it.
3- The matte paint wears off with little blisters where stems come in contact with the skull/ears. Even though the shades are now a few years old, it does not look nice. Since this is invisible from outside, they are still wearable but will go for unpainted plastic next time.

Would I buy them again ?
Well, I did...Lost the Grey ones traveling and immediately picked the Black Iridium as a replacement. Love them. Just ordered my 3rd pair online today...this time with Ice Iridium lenses and crystal black frame.
The Game -
Frame: Transformers 3-D, London Police, Global, Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized, HDO-3D, Warm Grey
The gascan is a great entry level frame. Great for collecting as well because there are so many special editions. The fit is great for almost anyone. The only downside I see is the styling is generic. Still a good "go to" model with lots of options.
Nightbird95 -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Black Iridium

After my Fuel Cell was 'sequestered' by my 15-year-old son, I got interested with the Gascan because of its similarities with the Fuel Cell so I bought a pre-loved pair last 04 May for about $72. I chose the polished white because I thought they were unique and I seldom see men in my place wearing sunglasses of these colors.

The Gascan lens are a little smaller than that of the Fuel Cell but it also offers some sort of protection/cover to the periphery of the eyes - which I like.

Currently, my Gascan is among my favorites and I wear them interchangeably with by Monster Dog.
freestyler -
Frame: Matte Blk
Lens: Blk Irid. Polarized

Finally these have come in Asian fits! I also have the regular gascans but now I don't have to worry about the creases left on my cheeks from the regular gascans.
O-Whores -
Frame: Brown Smoke/Dark Olive/Polished Black/Polished White
Lens: Gold Clear Iridium/Black-Clear Gradient/Ti Clear/Warm Grey

Finally! A pair of Gascans that fit perfectly for those lacking a nose bridge and have chipmunk cheeks. =) It's much flatter and a lot wider than the existing Gascan, nosepieces are a bit bigger.

Not so fond of the Brown Smoke, but the other three I tried on I really like, especially the Dark Olive.

Yukio tried on the Brown Smoke, since he's itching to get his hands on the Gold Clear lens. And they looked really nerdy on him since his facial features are much more Caucasian and he's definitely got a bridge.

I'd highly recommend this pair to male or female Asians, any one else that wants to achieve that nerdy look.

~Dawn
RangerK -
Frame: David Flores Signature
Lens: Warm grey

I'm as Caucasian as they come and these fit me fine so I have to disagree with the O-Ho's. The warm grey lens is really sweet. I' have not had any problem wearing warm grey in full fall sun, so much better than regular gray. The artwork on the sides of these cans is amazing... look at Rick (Dr. Juliets photos for proof.)
These are dual sig a printed sig on the rear left ear stem and a sig on the upper half of the right lens. 5 stars and almost worth the $300 these cost!

Killer.. Oakley how about some love for the California your company resides in a California O-sig Gascan.

K


LEX7 -
Frame:David Flores Signature (Orange Icon)
Lens: Warm grey

You cant not give these a 5 out of 5, they ar the most gorgeous pair of oakleys i have seen, I was worried about the whole asian fit thing but they fit totally fine on a non asian like me, they just sit a little higher on my face.
the orange icon really brightens up the brown frames to complete the look of these special oakleys.

jumpman73 -
Frame: David Flores Signature
Lens: Warm Grey

Truly Amazing! This is one of the most unique and beautiful pairs of Oakleys I have ever seen. The art and graphics are just gorgeous. The color scheme is awesome. The asian fit fits my big filipino head extremely well. It is so light and comfortable to wear. After wearing these, I think I will go ahead and start getting all of my Gascans in asian fit. I really enjoys these a lot. BIG SHOUT OUT TO THE MAN, RICK.
jjcs -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Titanium Clear

I ordered these without trying them on (couldn't find them locally in Australia) to replace a pair of crosshairs I'd more or less destroyed. And I am mighty disappointed - I thought I'd finally found a pair of oakleys that fit right, but they're MUCH worse than my juliets - touch at the cheeks and temples, feel too tight around the head and don't really sit on the nose - everything I thought Oakley were fixing. I'm returning them and getting another pair of crosshairs.

And the Ti Clear lenses are awful. Look ridiculous and are pointless. I was always going to switch them out for a RX pair anyway so I could have lived with that.

I've given them a 2 because I don't mind the actual frame.
Jon -
Frame: Black/Ghost Text
Lens: Dark Bronze

I actually could NOT find any Asian fit Gascan's, but I am an Asian and I wanted to comment that the original Gascan's actually fit perfectly! The only thing that I could see different in the asian fit would be the arms and how they wrap. Other than that, the original Gascan's are perfect. If the Asian Fit ones are even better fitting for the Asian Face, then these deserve over 5 stars. Great glasses overall! I got these customized at a local store. Hopefully I'll find an Asian Fit set someday...
Jon -
Frame: The London Police
Lens: Black Iridium

I found a pretty rare pair of Artist Series Gascan's and like I said before, they fit perfectly. There is no complaint with these. I actually prefer these over the Asian fit and although these do pinch the head a little, it's nothing that you can't ignore/get used to after awhile. The design is awesome as usual, and I highly suggest grabbing a pair of these Artist Series glasses before they all go!
oogie -
GC replacement lenses are where it's at right now. Many more colors available than listed - such as Ice, G30 Titanium, HI Yellow and Ti Clear. Whether your making your own custom GC, or taking advantage of the large GC lenses to custom cut a lens for another eyewear, these are fantastic!
Ostermann -
Its very easy to change the lenses. Also, by combining a new rep. lens you can get an entirely new look on your sunglasses. I highly recommend these lenses. :-)
Farlius -
Color: Ruby, Gold, Bronze

Easy to pop in and pop out for quick customization, or changing light conditions. It's not switch-lock fast and easy, but non too difficult. The prices aren't so much that you'll break the bank on replacements or for customizing. I switched out the grey for gold on my Burnquist's and it looks great with the 'woody' O icon.
Dann -
Frame: Brown Smoke-Oakley text
Lens: Tungsten Iridium

Picked these up on a whim locally. The text print had attracted me, but when I tried them on, the fit was what really sold me. The problems I had with the Gascan have been resolved in my eyes. There's a deeper wrap, tighter fit, and all still without the use of unobtainium, so the price point is still low. I haven't had a problem with these sliding off like the Gascan and Five 3.0. The lenses also seem to be set farther away so my eyelashes don't touch and create a blur in my line of vision.

As for Tungstean Iridium, I honestly can't tell the difference between this and Titanium. Both seem to use the common Bronze lens like Ti and Gold, so I'm unsure what is new. I'm guessing the Iridium.
Ed -
Frame: Brown Smoke Text
Lens: Tungsten Iridium

I will echo many of the other reviews praising the longer, more curved earstems compared to Gascan. They offer a much more secure fit. I actually miss the little fin at the hinge, though, because the sharp corners of the orbitals on Gascan S seem a bit unfinished since they don't smoothly blend into the earstems. One minor gripe: the angle of the hinges combined with the length of the earstems makes the glasses sit strangely when the earstems are folded. I actually put them upside down for storage. The slightly narrower frame definitely makes an improvement in fit compared to Gascan for smaller faces.

Brown Smoke is a great frame color on its own, but the Oakley Text print makes it very unique indeed. The grey/black text actually hides on the brown frame until you look at them up close or under brighter light. Tungsten Iridium does seem very much like Titanium or Gold Iridium, but I can't quite figure out what color the Iridium is.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Warm Grey

I really did not notice a huge difference of the Gascan S from the Gascan. I do like the design of the Gascans a bit better because of the little extra part by the side eye orbitals. Color options is what will have to swing me in getting one of these pairs. The fit is very nice though. They are very light weight and fit comfortably on my head. I was worried about that because these are supposed to be a slimmer version of the Gascans and that these would not fit by big filipino head at all. I thought they would fit me like the Minutes. I was very surprised that these fit me well just like the newer Gascans. I also could not really see a huge difference in lens size between the GC and GC S when I was wearing them. Still, the GC S offers the same awesome eye coverage as its GC big brother. I feel like if you were hoping for a smaller version of the GC this really won't be what you are expecting. Hopefully, color options not available in the GC will be offered in the GC S and will make this another great seller. Looking forward to the Brown Smoke Text.
RangerK -
Frame: Brown Smoke Oakley Text
Lens: Tungsten

My take is this is the best pair of Oakleys I've purchased in a year in a half excepting the Scelzi R2's. There is none of the "Ray Charles" Claustrophobia that the darker frame (David Flores Model esp.) Regular Gascan's can induce.The Frames are a thing of beauty. The Tungsten iridium doesn't overwhelm the bronze base tint. Here's hoping Oakley will add the Gascan S to the OCE program. The curve of the earstems is just right!

K
OsmosisJones -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Warm Grey


Great pair of O's right here. A bit small in my book, but I normally wear Eyepatches and Spikes. They're lightweight, good enough coverage. A nice evolution of the Gascan.

Missing stars go to coverage, and lack of unob.
DoctorCrip -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I can finally wear Gascans! The standard Gascans were just too big for my face and I didn't think the smaller versions would make that much of a difference, but they fit like a glove. Also, I don't miss the Unobtainium thanks to the increased curve of the ear stems causing the glasses to fit snuggly around my super-sized cranium, although sometimes when wearing them for extended periods of time, the tops of my ears can start to hurt a bit. Nonetheless, my favorite part of the glasses is the chrome "square O" on the temples, adding a touch of class to these sporty-looking glasses while also telling everyone who looks that I am wearing genuine, pimpin' Oakley sunglasses.
kingphilbert -
Frame: Brown Smoke Text
Lens: Tungsten

For the rare few of us that aren't compatible with the Gascan we can now take solace in the Gascan S. As with the Monster Pup, the Gascan S seems to be only fractions smaller. A nicely compact style. Whether it be the elimination of the tiny fin on the lower stem or the extra 1/4 inch added to them, the fit is what I had wanted from the Gascan all along. The grip is secure and they no longer slide down with any small twitch my ears or nose makes.
Ofan -
Frame: Brown Smoke-Oakley Text
Lens: Tungsten Iridium

This fits me perfectly! I really had reservations before buying this since I've read and heard(from Jumpman mostly)that the lens size is not much different from the regular GC(that for some reason fits me better now than before from my original review, I'm actually going to pick up a pair or 2). This is so light weight, eye coverage is awesome, it definitely fits better on my face than the GCs. It's great to have the text frame, it adds an extra something to it. The lens color is well balanced, it has the same effect if you wear a VR28 Black Iridium or the Titanium.
TSIcon8 -
Frame: Brown Smoke Text
Lens: Tungsten Iridium

These shades are really cool. I fell in love with the text after seeing it on the Rep Special Gascan and on the inside of the Sheckler Twitch and had to get some of these. Definitely glad that I did, hopefully we see more text stuff with the Gascan S and Monster Pup. As far as functionality, I find these to be better than the Gascan as they don't slide off as easily as the original.
Pander -
Frame: Brown Smoke Oakley Text
Lens: Tungsten Iridium

The problem of the original Gascan was that the shape of the earstems was straight all the way back. The Gascan S has more of a curve to it. This way it will stay on your head when moving a lot. The coverage is very good aswell.
The Oakley Text print is awesome! It really makes it stand out more in comparison with the normal Brown Smoke. Also the little Block Icon on the end of the earstem is a nice detail.
The Tungsten Iridium is for me practically the same as Titanium Iridium.
Overall I would say that the Gascan S is a very good pair for smaller heads that require a thighter fit.
ksgemini -
Frame: Gascan S
Lens: all
I am with Doc Crip on these...streamlined from GC and fit as if made for my face . I also prefer Black or Brown for colorways so for me these may be the perfect Oakley for fit and look. My polarized Bronze will be here tomorrow then Ill have all of whats out there. 5 big stars for this smaller frame.
Update Polarized Bronze pair lived up to my expectations I guess there's no such thing as having all colorways anymore with the OCE thing butI'd like to think I do have all of these
banarno -
Frame: Brown Smoke Oakley Text
Lens:Tungsten Iridium

If you feel that the Gascan design is just too big for your face, then the Gascan S is certainly one for you to try.
This frame will fit virtually all face types, and is very comfortable to boot.
It would be nice to finally see some more lens choices in the lineup though.
nalong86 -
Frame:Polished White
Lens: Warm Grey

These glasses look cool. I bought them because i felt like the gascan was just a little large for me. Now that i have them though i feel like the dont fit as nicely as the gascan. I never wear them, but i find myself wearing regular gascans quite often
Racer77 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Warm Grey

Great pair of sunglasses. I love the look and it fits me! The regular Gascan is a wee bit too big but the Gascan S is perfect. I thought my armani looked good, but personally, these are way better.
Macd1919 -
Frame: Shadow Camo
Lens: Grey Polarized
I love the Gascan S! I traditonally wear half-jackets, and Fives 3.0. I thought i would branch out a little and try them. I am very happy with the fit. They are more snug then the fives 3.0 asian fits but not as snug as the hafl-jackets. I have a small to medium head size and they fit me great. The polarized grey lens is awesome in all light levels. 5 bones.
John -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Polarized Black Iridium
The polished black frame is like the polarized black iridium lens; they are shiny and reflect in the light. Style meets class half way!
Tricko7 -
Frame: Shadow Camo
Lens: Grey Polarized

Was about to purchase twitch, when the lady suggested these. I own regular gascan and thought these would be too similar, but they really give a whole new look but still have all the great qualities that make the gascan sucha great frame. The shadow camo took a bit of getting used too but it gets more looks then regular polished black. These are my first polarized lenses as well and they are amazing. My only gripe on these is that when they are folded they dont sit flat like regular gascan because the arms are so long, but its not a big deal. These are great glasses dont let the "small" name differ you i can wear the normal gascan snuggly and the gascan s is even more comfortable. its really just a more aggressive edgier frame. not smaller. great job oakley once again.
Ernie -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Gray

I could not wear GASCANS because they were too large for my face. Thank you Oakley for the Gascan S. They fit my face nicely and they don't slide down like the Gascan did. I do have a narrow/small face and always have a hard time finding frames to fit my face; anyway, these are a great alternative if the regular Gascan are too big for you.
Skylon -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I had these for a week before returning them. They do look great and I did really like them but three things made me give them up:
1. Although they fitted well, it was a bit too tight on my nose bridge and behind the ears. Wearing these for too long actually give me headaches!
2. They were just that little bit too wide and didn't wrap around enough at the outer edge of lens. On a bright day, I actually could see the reflection of my skin on the two upper far corners on the inside of the lens. At first I thought it was a smudge. This did get a bit distracting.
3. It was a little heavier than sunglasses that I'm used to.

But again, I really did like them. My friend has the Gascan but these were just too big. Gascan S was definitely better fit (apart from the points above).

I would definitely recommend these to a friend as long as they try them on sufficiently.
OakleyMan87 -
Frame: polished black
Lens:warm grey

These are a great pair of shades. I got them over a year ago and they were my first pair of Oakleys. they pretty much started my oakley obsession and now I have five pairs. Now that I have a pair of oil rigs and antix these dont get worn quite as much as they used to but I still wear them pretty frequently. They are very comfortable and look good on almost anyone. I have a pretty big head and they still fit and look great. I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a stylish and great all around pair of sunglasses
Fishingboy -
Frame: Polished black
Lens: warm grey

Having sold a pair of unused Gascan asian fit, I thought I'd never try the S, but I was wrong till now. Ordered a pair off eBay from the clearance sale and I was quite surprise that these actually fit me well but not perfect. Comparing the regular Gascan to the Gascan S, the size difference between the two is quite noticeable. Still can't believe that I actually went for a regular Gascan knowing that I have a small head. before that, I was wearing Four S and Fives 3.0 and Squared and these all fit my face like a glove. Ordering a regular Gascan was like a big mistake but not for the Gascan S. From a style vs. functionality point of view, the Gascan S is probably one of the best lifestyle Oakley sunglasses to date. I'm actually quite surprised that Oakley didn't make any limited edition versions of the Gascan S knowing that they are probably as popular as the regular Gascan. The optics of the Gascan S are great and the wrap is very good. However, due to my asian features, the nose pads on the S wasn't perfect. I wish Oakley did an Asian fit version of the Gascan S with larger nose pads. Other than that, I love the Gascan S. Now, I hope Oakley gives the same treatment to the Fuel Cell. Some of us are hoping to see a Fuel Cell S in the near future. but for now, I'll just have to make do with the Gascan S and I'll give it 4 skulls.
b2r -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Polarized

This is a smaller version of the normal Gascan and fitting me perfect. The normal Gascan is a tad too big. It's a very edgy design, a modern interpretation of aggressive Oakley design. The big earstems and Squsre O's really look good.

The Black / Black combination is a very basic and versatile combination. It really has it's appeal as a black shade, and you just need to have something like that!

Unfortunately through the Polarized lenses I can't see anything but a black screen on most camera displays. This is a bit annoying since I always forget that I can't wear that sunglasses on a sightseeing trip. With the iPhone display it's no problem.

Jon -
Frame: Amber / Brown Smoke w/ Text
Lens: Polarized Bronze / Tungsten

These are pretty sweet. I love the Brown Smoke frame's, and the Text just is a bonus. I like to be different than the people rocking the same old polished black frames. Anyways, I bought these because they were relatively cheap. (Picked up the Amber for $50!).
I thought these would fit like the Gascan's, but with a much better wrap around the head. These definitely succeed in that way, but surprisingly enough, the standard Gascan's fit my Asian face much better (besides the Arms). The arms wrap right around the head perfectly, and are the perfect length as well. The place where it fails for the Asian face is at the nose bridge. They sit kind of low and too close to the face. It seems like the Standard Gascan has a much bigger nosepiece compared to the S. The Canteen is probably closest to the actual size of the Gascan Small. Coverage is alright but limited with the small lens, but still, that's only a small issue. It's weird...the Asian fit Gascan's are too wide for me, but sit better. The standard Gascan's are perfect, but slide off due to the lack of curve around the arms. The Gascan S fixes that problem, but sit closer to the face than the standard Gascan. Oh well. Still, the Gascan family is awesome. Grab a pair while you can!
Jackass -
Frame: Brown Tortoise
Lens: Clear

One word: PERFECT! Looks great, fits me perfectly.
RubyMars -
Most comfortable sandals I've ever worn, The thong doesn't irritate and fits great. Plus I love the stretch logo detail, which is rare on a shoe.
bong -
i don't normally wear sandals, let alone thong (between the toes) sandals. i bought my Black Gasket Sandals thinking i'll just use it on the airline flight on vacation (hate wearing shoes on a trans-continental flight) and that's that. well... little did i know these are the most comfortable pair of Sandals i've had the pleasure of owning, and wore it on the majority of that trip. Gaskets are worth every penny.
dan-E -
A female friend of mine got a pair of the Pearl/Pink pair and she absolutely loves them. She wears them pretty much all the time and finds them comfortable enough for long walks.
Iggy -
Frame: Black
Lens: Clear

There are a lot of other manufacturers that make glasses like these lately; big bold frames with some sort of metallic accent on the earstem. I guess the Gasket happened because Oakley had said, "Okay, okay, we'll show you how it's done".

Out of all the recent Oakley RX models out there, I like the looks of this one the best. Most other designer glasses with a similar design often times look clunky with no finesse, but the Gasket, although bulky-looking, looks more fluid. I particularly like the bevel along the earstem; it is a very dark grey which I think complements the frame altogether.

The C5 metal strip doesn't have a reflective sheen, instead having a rough, satin finish which has a nice contrast against the polished back frame. Also, the earstem has a core of a thin metal wire, to strenghen the earstem and assist in the heat adjustable system. Very useful for someone like me, since I have found that my head is a bit lopsided.

As has been noted though, the fit leaves a lot to be desired for those of Asian descent; it sits too far up my nose to be comfortable enough, though I can imagine that it would have larger success with other people.

If you like these glasses, by all means, make them your next RXs. Once the Asian Fit versions come out, they will be next on my list for sure.
sparra -
I cannot believe I have finally find a sandal that goes in between your toe that is this comfortable. It's brilliant, looks the business and good value too! Amazing and well worth buying.
kingphilbert -
All I have to say is these babies went over 10 miles, almost all uphill, nearly nonstop, in early summer heat and made it all the way. Now imagine just lounging around the poolside/beachside or moping throught the mall with them on. They can take it all.
Brown -
Very comfortable sandals. I got them for my birthday and I am pleased with ho wthey feel. Doesn't pull the foot hair. (haha i'm not a hobbit, but some thong sandals do that). Great sandals over all.
337 -
Frame: Olive Tortoise
Lens: Clear

I love the color of these and they fit perfectly. They are pretty light and the bridge sits comfortably on my nose all day.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Clear

Not a very big fan of these. Again, I have a big head which these did not fit very well. Also they did not sit on my nose that great, I have a flat Filipino face, not a lot of nose. Cool concept and light weight though.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Brown Tortoise
Lens: Clear

This frame color is really nice. Again, the drawback was the fit of them. They just didn't fit my face very well. They open up real narrow.
Da' O-factor -
Frame: Brown Tortoise
Lens: Clear Rx

This frame are great everyday wear for the casual look with jeans. The quality of the frame is very durable and the thickest of the frames hid lens with thick side. The color goes well with pacific islander skin tones.

Overall, one satisfied customer.
bubuli -
Frame: Brown Tortoise
Lens: Clear Rx

I have an ENORMOUS head and most Oakleys are a bit tight on me (except the HiJinx and GasCan to an extent), I was surprised that this fit me rather well when i tried it on. Not tight at all.

I opted not to get the black one because I thought it's too geeky. well, the shape and form IS geeky, but with the brown color it's a bit subdued.

I like it and I'm pretty sure 10 years from now I'll be looking at an old photo with this thing on and say "why the hell was i wearing those dorky glasses?" but for now I'll enjoy it while it's in style.
sparra -
Color: Metal Grey

I love this jacket to death, an wear it almost every day. It's extremely comfortable, cool looking with great detailing on the cuffs, a nice metal icon on the left hand side. A particularly nice touch is the leather around the back of the collar. Though meant as a summerweight jacket, I find it great for most winter days, so long as it's not too chilly.
Icon208 -
The perfect jacket for Florida winter days- meaning not really cold at all. Works well when I'm in Britain too, although it's a bit light for the winter.

Love the detail, although I've never been quite sure about the straps on the cuffs.
fin7 -
Brown :
Really impressed with these, Very solid construction. So much so I thought they may take a while to wear in, But no they are so comfortable. Felt a bit small initially but that seems to be the padding, which sort of moulds itself around the foot.
Anti friction lining. Blurb says "Reduced foot to shoe surface friction loweres internal heat and moisture to previously unattainable levels. Optimum shoe climate for maximum all day comfort" Which seems to actually work.True metal icon on the boot and nice icon on the end of each lace. Due to the solid construction you going to have to get fed up with them before they wear out
EVL HMR -
I have both colours in this boot. I've never paid close to RRP, and because of that, I think these boots are excellent, they are comfortable, and wear really well. A little narrow in the heel, and on my black pair a small lump across my toes, possibly an extra peice of material or glue.
I wear them whenever I have to walk quite a lot, and my feet never complain.
I even wear them in the hot Australian weather, and although they keep you a little too warm, they are more than capable of being 12 hour boots
Achtung70 -
really macho men boots, not light, may be not too confortable but when the humans have gone, the only things on earth will be this boots because are really undestructible !
Brian -
This watch looks great on the computer. It looks great in person, but, man, is the watch huge. I like the fact that the dial is on the left side of the watch's face. When you first try the watch on, it is a pain in the ass to adjust the unobtanium band. It's pretty rigid, but over time the band begins to break in and it becomes easier to put on.
Oakley Shoe Fan -
I have the white dial version. Its bulky, a blokey type watch. Its nice size, probably a bit too thick. Has a fair bit of weight, but not over the top. It's a nice piece of Oakley time piece.

Oh and i get comments all the time on its size and also who makes it.
CrazyALee -
Had my white dial gearbox for 3 to 3 1/2 years now. Get compliments here and there and who makes it. Never had issues with it. just replaced the battery at a local watchsmith. THe unobtanium strap is starting to feel slightly sticky and is a more "polished" texture than a matte/sandy texture when it was new. But keep in mind I have worn this practically everyday 24/7 when I sleep, shower, swim, anything.

ALso just purchased the titanium carbon fiber one. Love these watches. Very durable, very unique.
Farlius -
Scored one at the Michigan Ave O-Store in Chicago. According to the Store Manager since it's Limited Edition he had the only two Gearbox Automatics available for purchase in the Midwest. The Bronze has a rose-gold tint to it. The second hand is white-red not white-black like the catalog picture--I like the contrast the red gives on the dial. The catalog pictures don't do the watch justice, it looks so much better in real time. It shares a Titanium Casing and Carbon Fiber style face with it's Titanium Cousin but the Bronze addition makes it heftier. This is a pretty impressive timepiece (pics in my gallery if you're interested). I can't wait to see what they come up with next.
Synergy -
Shipped out my Dartboards quite late after ordering but did promptly cancel one I asked them to, as their email support is pretty good.

Note that they have now merged with MX1.co.uk and will be offering their Oakleys from there in addition to a few other brands.
LEX7 -
i emailed these guys to ask tem a question before i ordered and they were rude and unhelpful so i didnt make an order.
o-xide -
Color: Red
Yet another great design of the gearhead
TERRORISM -
The generic white box doesn't really have the same appeal as its predecessors, which illustrated the picture of the glasses they carried. From a business/economic standpoint, however, the box proves sufficent, and at least has a somewhat interesting graphic design.
Iwan -
I don't like the use of generic boxes. It makes it less special. But of course it's understandable from an economic point of view. Unfortunately it also makes it easier for producers of fake Oakleys. The one positive thing about this box is that the cardboard (or its coating) seem to be of slightly better quality than its predecessors and doesn't get ripped or creased as easily.
jumpman73 -
New box looks pretty cool. I got a bunch of M frame replacement lenses and this is the box it came in. I guess this is what Oakley is shifting too.
TheVault -
Prety cool design, too bad they made it too generic by putting it on so much box models.

Well it beats the yellow boxes for sure, its a return to the older design but with a modern flavor to it.
american image -
very nice looking box, the white makes it "fresh" to look at, as supposed to the yellow, which gave it a more "normal" look.
the printing looks great, with the 3d-ish icon on top
the only thing comfusing is the CROSS text, because when you are looking for a specific box, CROSSHAIR comes to mind, and you get a little "confused"by it.
Pander -
It's too bad not every model has it's own box anymore, but when you have the generic box it's not that exciting anymore.
There are some models out there that have the outline of the frame on the side and others just have a barcode and text on it.
The print on the box looks very nice, looks a bit like the patterns and texts used on apparel.
Lali -
Compared to the yellow box it's much better, but my favorite is still the old black one.
DoctorCrip -
Very boring and plain especially when compared to the older boxes - I even prefer the yellow ones to these - but they are still cooler than most boxes you might get from any other company out there. If it wasn't for the black and white writing on it, I would have given it a lower score.
b2r -
Boring and not really Oakley. I miss the old black and white boxes with the photo of the model inside.
The Game -
It's a great print that makes polished black frame stand out even more. The print also ensures that no two frames look exactly the same
Wookieman -
A nuetral tone that screams Oakley. A great alternative to black when you want to stand out without being gawdy.
Ian -
The ghost text is freakin sweet. I've got it on Gascans, Frost Blue Oil Rigs, etc. It looks awesome on everything.
banarno -
Named after a club in Vegas,this was on the Zeros range,and is Retro cool.
BriP -
Its different, its unique, its the grandaddy of the coveted 'splatter' patterns seen on radars etc today. Perfect match for the Gold Iridium lenses.
adamjmoore -
Color: White/Winter Games 2002
Have actually had a surprising number of comments about this t shirt. People seem intriguied by the world flags on the back. Fits very well as you'd expect.
MB -
This frame option is a perfect example of a great idea that was badly implemented. A frame that glows is pure Oakley, but it would have been cool if it looked more interesting during the day (when you will actually be wearing the shades). In light, the frames look like a gross version of white - almost looking dirty. This frame really serves more as a conversation piece than a cool looking frame. It would have been nice if the frame looked neon green in the light or something similar, so it would turn heads day and night.
Ian -
When I heard that there was a glowing frame option, I had to have it. I really do loathe frogskins, but this pair was one of my earliest "Holy Grails". If you have to ask why glow-in-the-dark frames are awesome, then you have something seriously wrong with you. In the daytime, these are kinda boring, especially with plain bronze lenses. However, should you ever go to a rave or anywhere else with blacklights, these things would be bombdiggety.
TERRORISM -

The frame actually has a cheap "coating" that absorbs light and emanates luminescence in darkness. With time (and handling of the frames), the coating will surely wear away and you'll be left with a bland pair of frames that no longer "glow" in the dark.

Why would one want "sun"glasses that "glow" in the dark, anyway?


x-metalman -
Frame: Polished
Face: Black
A classic looking timepiece, and I can easily see why it's such a huge seller. Would love to have one.
yelkao -
Frame: Stealth Black
Face: Stealth Black

Completely awesome, one of the best investments I've ever made! It's definitely one of the jewels of my collection. I wear it everyday to work right now and I never get tired of it. I get complimented on it often. It can be worn in just about any situation, dress or casual. Form and function at it's best.
OluvrNawlins -
Band: Ion Plated
Face: White

I received this watch in a trade and compared to my other GMT this color scheme is really a world apart from the polished. I found the polished band to make a brash statement with its flashy look where has this version is more sophisticated but subtle at the same time, all the long while being very classy. Perfect to compliment a nice suite or tuxedo.
Jzone -
I love my White Dial Oakley GMT but battery life is quite short, that's the only negative about it since it can only last about 2 years plus compared to other Oakley Watches but still looks better than any of it on my opinion. I'm still waiting for a better design so I can have another Oakley Watch but sad to say it's not happening yet...
Rick -
Combo: Stealth Black
Another amazing Oakley time piece. This one actually requires you to read the manual because it can change the Earth's orbital axis or something. To be honest, I haven't even begun to figure this thing out. It should help me with my timezones, but that's not the reason I bought it. It is just a classy looking piece of work that makes me proud to wear. It's got a lot of heft to it and I like that. Great detail with the hands and the dials, just a real nice watch. I can see why Bong has them all!
fin7 -
Frame: Ion Plated
Face: White
This watch is workwear, (£75 ebay)
It has been bashed, knocked & abused and still it looks perfect.
Love the sculptured back bone design of the band
Work collegues have even bought them due to their resilience.
Absolutley love this watch.
Use the alarm as not to miss other Oakley ebay bargains!
yeti -
Absolutely in love with my Ion Black/White GMT. I have never had so many comments and questions about my watch.

I've had it for two years now, and though it has some scuffs and scratches from various incidents, its still a beautiful piece.

best investment i have ever made.
oogie -
Frame: Ion Plated
Face: White

A fantastic watch. After I lost my Time Bomb (sent it to Oakley for crystal replacement, never to see it again), I thought the GMT was a great idea since it was something different, yet something that was still very solid and eye-catching. I love the sculpted band. I admit to not really use the GMT features, local time and alarm functions all that much. But it is still a great watch!
warwagon -
Frame:Polished
Face: Black
What can be said other than this is the Best watch I have ever owned period!Always recieving comments, was shocked at it's wieght to start with, but now my wrist feels naked when it's off, which is never.
bong -
Frame: Honed
Face: Blue

i love my Blue GMT, it's an understated design but yet unmistakably Oakley... perfect for those days where the Polished/Copper Judge is inappropriate. the watch band is more comfortable than the Blade, the "Spinal Column" design works well, and follows the countours of your wrist. it's quite weighty, feels like a solidly built piece of equipment. the GMT has a bunch of useful functions, like a preset alarm and a one time use alarm, and of course the 24 different time zones. excellent watch.
o-xide -
Frame: Honed
Face: Blue
Still not as impressed with this watch. I like the Detonator shape better. It's just this watch is so loved by the common people and they always gave me compliments. I still can't give it a 5. so a 4 should it be
travee -
Frame:Stealth Black Face:Stealth black
This watch is awesome. This is definitely the best watch oakley makes. I picked it over the judge because it can be used as a dress watch and also has an alarm which the judge lacks. I picked it over the timebomb because it has a sapphire crystal face in comparison to the cheap mineral crystal in the timebomb.The pictures of this watch do not do it justice to what it looks like in person.
Pander -
Frame: Honed
Face: White

Just love the way it looks! It's a bit on the heavy side, but that's only positive. When I wear my Crush 2.0 it feels like I'm not wearing a watch at all.
Lot of good comments about the 'Spinal-Column' look of the band.
brooklyn -
Frame: Polished
Face: Black

The GMT is a good looking watch. I prefer the Timebomb, its an automatic and the GMT weights a ton. I do find it kind of hard to read the time for all of the different timezones.
bong -
Frame: Polished
Face: Black

beautiful beautiful watch! as with everything i said about my Honed/Blue GMT, i don't really have anything negative to say about it. the black face is stunning, and it contrasts nicely with the three sub-dials. the highly mirrored Polished finish on the casing and bracelet is definitely eye-catching. the Polished/Black combo is bling yet looks professional at the same time. it can be dressed up or down... slots perfectly inbetween my understated Honed/Blue GMT and my aggressive Polished/Copper Judge. love it!
american image -
as much as i love the GMT , i hate the fact that the pins that hold the bracelet together are coming out after a while. i was told that it is because the links are too heavy for the pins , and a solution to the matter would be to squeeze the inner hollow tube a little bit more, and re-install the pin.

other than that , the features work just fine , and it is by far one of the best looking watches out there
bong -
Frame: Honed
Face: White

everything i've said about the GMT still rings true, but this Honed/White colour scheme is a different beast altogether, or lack thereof. this one is definitely the most conservative looking of the five. one might think that it would look like a huge expanse of white and more white because of the dial face and the similar looking Honed casing and bracelet, but actually brings out the lettering around the bezel and hour/minute tick indications. very classy lookig watch.
bong -
Frame: Ion Plated Black
Face: White

absolutely stunning colour scheme! i thought my Polished/Black was my favourite GMT until i saw the Ion Plated Black/White in person... the look totally blew me away. i love the fact that all the crowns and buttons are a contrasting chrome that stands out against the Ion Plated Black casing and bracelet. the black bezel with white lettering looks beautiful as well, and actually compliments the white dial face. unlike the Honed/White version, the subdials are not the same white but actually grey, which adds to another contrasting element to the white dial face. its a beautiful watch that can be dressed up or down, and look classy and aggressive at the same time. well done!
OluvrNawlins -
Frame: Polished
Face: Black

WOW, what a beautiful, heavy time piece! My first O time piece too. This is the classiest watch in the GMT line, IMHO. The one thing I really like about this watch right out of the box is the fact that it fits perfect. But did I mention it HEAVY! Solid like a tank...Overall a very beautiful watch and the clasp is neat as well. I know their are those that prefer the stealth but I really like the polished, very classey.
E-Mailman -
My Polish Black GMT has been regarded as a "pimp watch" and I don't mind it one bit. it is pretty darn heavy, and it has set off metal detectors, but I find it awesome because of the steel being hypo-allergenic to my skin. Furthermore, the time zones make it look really cool.
ball5out -
Im happy with my white face GMT. Looks very decent and has that sporty look with the chronograph features.
Daveyboyracer -
Best watch ever! Very rare down under, and I have had heaps of compliments, often from company executives with watches over 10 times the price of the GMT (I am a courier). Its so solid and still looks new after 3 years of hard use. I can understand why ppl would want more than one of these fantastic watches. It is a bit heavy but u would have to be a girly-boy for that to bother u! Great for work, play or big nights out.
DoctorCrip -
Frame: Ion Plated Black Stainless Steel
Face: White

I really love this watch - everything about it is just so freakin' cool, but it's just so heavy which makes it kind of difficult to wear for a long period of time (I'm not a "girlie-boy," just a cripple). The design of the watch is great, all of the color options are appealing and the concept of the time zone feature is an incredible and unique idea. I was prepared to give this watch 4 skulls do the weight factor, but I just couldn't give it anything less than a full 5 skulls because I'm just so crazy about this thing. For those that don't have a GMT, if you can find one for a reasonable price, get it - you won't regret it.
bigeric -
One great watch. Love the feel,looks and build quality. The watch is heavy but im a big guy so i never have felt the weight much. Compliments everywhere i go about this watch.
ichibandidisan -
My Honed Blue GMT has a beautiful blue watch face that matches real well with the white and red of the rest of the watch face, as well as the stainless steel casing and band. The band is wonderfully comfortable to wear, although the clasp catch can initially be tricky to unlock.
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I subsequently added the Honed White and Stealth. Had compliments on the latter from a restaurant waiter once. Each has it's own unique slant to beauty, but the spinal design of the band is definitely the stand-out feature for this model.
mjt42 -
Bracelet: Polised
Face: White

This is my favourite Oakley watch simply for it's styling.
Mine has the unique combination of polished case/bracelet paired with a white face.
This was down to a previous owner meticulously polishing each individual component with a metal polish, removing the original brushed finnish. (which tends to show up any blemish)
The world time feature is very rarely used as is the alarm. The weight and feel of the watch just oozes quality.
The only reason it doesn't get 5/5 is for the design of the second hand, which looks like it would be more at home going back and forth accross the bottom of a space invaders game!!
cp -
just look at that baby! you will never ever find a better looker!Oakley rocked out on this one! any color but I like the polished/black!!
Xtremehardy388 -
One of the coolest watches, ever! It's got a lot of gadgets and I'll probably use most of them...it's just hella confusing to set! Great job, Oakley. This is a nice casual or dress watch. Great for the business person on the go!
xtremehardy388 -
This is a follow up to my previous post. The local time was not working when I bought the watch. I sent it to Oakley and they called back to say that the movement was broken and discontinued. Not only can they not fix it, they can only give $137 credit towards a new watch-far less than what I initially paid for the watch. The customer rep was extremely nice but I'm left feeling disappointed in the Oakley product. As someone who collects their gear, supports their cause, and persuades friends to buy their product, the fact that the company low balled me on credit for a new watch and can't fix the movement of their own piece that they trumpet with durability causes me to question the quality of other products. I will still buy from the company but, in the future, I'll be more hesitant.
Oakley GMT -
Face: Honed Blue

After reading the last comment I am afraid to take this watch and send it to oakley just for a battery replacement. Anybody know the size of the battery on this bad boy?
Lore -
It's much esaeir to understand when you put it that way!
tinta -
frame black
face black

love my stelth watch but the movement has broken and i cant get a replacement, such a shame oakley wont stand behind such a great watch! retired to its box forever :(
ystian97 -
Frame : Honed
Face: White


Ive seen this one in the net but after i got a hold of it in person..boy im not letting it go. its quite heavy and solid, actually its heavier than my time tank which is considerably bigger. The weight is actually a plus for me for it gives the watch a more masculine feel which compliments its extraordinary design. im sure ill be getting a lot of compliments from it the same way i get when im wearing my time tank. cheers to the mad scientists in foothils ranch.
oogie -
Color:

Vinyl? Are you sure I can't keep telling people it's leather? :)

Well, not as cool as the Time Bomb case, but still something flashy to show off. Not as chintzy as the D1 to Crush cases. So I guess that this case is "just right". Somewhere between the Time Bomb and Crush. Shocking ...
o-xide -
This is the only one with a different color. Others all came in black. I girl loves this color so I give it a 5. Goes really well with the Copper Judge
bong -
funny how three of my four GMTs came with the regular black box, seems like all newer GMTs come with the black box so i was more than happy that my most recent GMT came with this original brown box. like o-xide says this is the only one that comes with a different colour which makes it unique.
Pander -
Looks very nice,not very practical though. Seeing that I always take my watch off when I'm going to bed or take a shower or something', it's hard to put it back in the box the way it should.
ball5out -
the case is really meant for expensive watches. the small pillow where the watch is wrapped on is pretty neat. Gives protection for hard impacts incase u wanna travel with it. Case looks very neat with its whole Oakley logo on top
DoctorCrip -
Color: Black

Definitely a step down from the Time Bomb Vault, but compared to other watch cases it's still pretty cool. With the Icon and Oakley written on the top and the little pillow inside to wrap the watch around, this case is definitely Oakley and certainly worthy of holding a great watch such as the GMT.
Xtremehardy388 -
I have it in black and it's for the Judge II Dual time. Pretty hefty. Looks very nice and good for display purposes.
Dann -
Color: Red and Grey
I got these at a slight discount on Zappo's. They work very well as general use shoes. I didn't want to pay much for shies that would wear out fast, but the Flesh shoes I had before lasted well over a year, and I hope for the same with the Go Karts. The sides tend to rub and wear away faster than the rest, but everything else seems to be holding up well.
american image -
red & grey. these babies a living a second life as MTB shoe. hard to destroy , and very comfortable. very good design
wore them for any occasion
Jay_X_Bee -
Color: Red / Grey
It is hard to keep them clean. Good comfortable. Comes with two pair of laces (black and grey).
oogie -
A great casual shoe. Good looks, but nothing that screams "Oakley". Pretty well blends into the sneaker croud. Only complained would be the snug fit that accompanies some styles.
Ed -
Although I don't own a single pair of goggles, I bought this case anyway because it just looks cool. The big grey icon on the top is rubbery and three-dimensional just like the one on the AP Rolling Bags. I actually found a use for it as a toiletry bag. With me, my wife, and my 3-year-old daughter, most standard toiletry bags are too small to hold all of our stuff. This case is just right, and the dividers keep everything from sliding to one side. Too bad it doesn't come with a shoulder strap (it doesn't have eyelets to accept one either). That would make it even more versatile and easier to carry around.
Rick -
I am using this as a tote for X-Metal Vaults. They fit nice and snug using the velcro-attached dividers. I imagine the case works well for goggles too.
Bigsekc8 -
I am a recreational snowboarder and have 3 pairs of Oakley goggles, so it made sense to purchase this case. It is a very nice case, my only complaint would be the elastic tether the keeps the zip lid from flying all the way open, likes to try to "sneak out" when zipping it up. No big deal at all.

Now I just need to get a pair of Seth Morrison Crowbars to keep in it.
bong -
c'mon, it's gold... real gold! what more can i say?
Dann -
You better have a thick wallet to ever own this frame type. Solid 18k gold makes up every part of the limited Time Bomb, and at the asking price who would wear it?
TERRORISM -
Considering the fact that clear lens options also include both Titanium Clear and Ruby Clear, I can't really imagine why anyone would choose these lenses. From a collector's standpoint they score kudos based on their exclusivity; from a technical standpoint, however, they lack the appeal of their "clear counterparts". The biggest drawback of these lenses is probably the fact that it is very easy for others to see your eyes while you're wearing them, and the color is simply bland.
Ijon__Tichy -
This lense is horrible!

- The iridium is very light, your eyes can always be seen.
- - - These provide a extrem ghosting, you'll get crazy wearing them!


A clear lense with disadvantages... now why should someone be interested to get these?! Imagine that you can see your own pupils very often - the mirror on the inside is much stronger than the one on the outside.

I have/had these for my Thump2 and Zero and I experienced the same problems on both shades (and the gascan frame block light from the outside much better than the zero - but that changes nothing!)
Rick -
I can understand why there seems to be a split opinion on this lens. The idea of a Gold Clear lens is quite appealing, but I'm not completely sold on it as of yet. I think it looks quite feminine in the Warden and I have been very reluctant to wear it. I'm interested in seeing how this lens looks when paired with the Gascan (new AF model soon to be out). It is for total fashion, as it has a hard time blocking the blinding rays of a 30-watt bulb but it should score points with the fashion-conscious crowd.
BrianJ1888 -
I tried the zero with this, and was less than impressed. I'd get killer headaches if I wore this for longer than a few minutes. While I understand it's a fashion lens, it lets in a ton of light which is amplified by the zero's lack of orbitals. The ghosting was really throwing me off.
Dann -
Looks like regular Gold at first glance, but when you put them on, it's like nothing is there. Well except for the ghosting effect that most clear lenses have. Can't complain though. Nice indoor or nighttime glasses.
american image -
i own the warden with clear gold iridium , and it looks great , people will see your eyes, but only from a certain angle. there is an amount of ghosting inside the lens, but no worse than for instance clear ruby iridium.
all in all a lens that really can be an addition to ones collection
jumpman73 -
I love these lenses. I have them in the Zero S and they are so sweet. They offer great style and at the same time serve as your shades. I wouldn't wear these during a very bright day. But you can get away with it.
LEX7 -
Another one of these silyl lenses that you cant really use. alot nicer than TI clear but not alot more useful, because of the slight gold tin you do get a nice contrast but sadly these arent dark enough to wear in anything but clouds.
ShadyOak -
I have these in a Warden, and they are awesome! They are more effective than either of my Ti Clears in hiding my eyes, and for me, gold on a Warden is always a winner. Of course being clear they are not much good in the sun, but that isn't the point with this lens. In the Warden, ghosting hasn't been a problem for me.
Fastguy45 -
Let me tell you guys why this lens is so good. Often in clubs they have a disco ball or stage lights waving around, and when they hit you they are dazzling. These glasses allow you to see in the low light but take the edge off the party lights. I call them my clubbing glasses. Yes, they are a novelty, but that is part of the fun. I've been wearing them (zeros) to church ever since they put in the disco lights during praise and worship. They also serve me well on rainy days when I want more style over clear lenses in my flak and half jackets.
Ian -
When these went on sale for the Monster Pup for only $20, I couldn't pass them up. eBay + cheap lenses = really cool, low cost custom sunglasses. They're clear. I feel as though people are not fairly reviewing them by themselves, only reviewing them compared to other lens options. They look awesome. They are for low-light or indoor applications. I can't think of a practical application for them. They are a for-fun only lens.
Dann -
This has to be my favorite lens. I currently have them in my Mars and hope to have the Gold Dartboards at some point. They don't let much light in, but they do increase the contrast and I've been able to wear them almost until sundown. I find the best use I've gotten from them is during a late day motorcycle ride near the ocean. The world looks truly better with Oakley's on.
kingphilbert -
This was my top lens when it was first released with the Eye Jackets (Ivory, Cheetah, Fuel) and is still one of the greatest lenses they make. There is something so much more comforting about the contrast and colors you see though a Bronze based lens compared to a Grey base. They let in only the slightest more amount of light then Black Iridium and can be worn in any condition.
Desumacchi -
A very good lens that has served me very well for a number of years! I drive, ski and sail with these on... they work almost anywhere. Even if it gets cloudy when driving I never feel I have to wrench them off to be able to see where I'm going.

I've looked through, but never owned other Oakley lenses, so my experience of others has been short. But I know from what I've seen so far I wouldn't readily swap them!
banarno -
You cannot go wrong with this lens.
Makes everything bright and super sharp,but still soothing on the eye.
dan-E -
Quite possibly the best all-around lens that Oakley ever made. Dark enough for the sunniest days but the contrast does wonders for brightening everything up and bringing out the details. They're more subtle than the similar 24K lens but still have just enough spark to look great.
rdgdmd -
nice lenses overall. i don't find it too dark and not too light. icreases contrast which is its main purpose, i suppose. i bought it from a dealer going out of business and put it on my juliet plasma frame as another lens option. i'm starting to like it and probably buy another oakley with this kind of lens.
jumpman73 -
I have these in my Jet black half jackets right now. Its a nice combination for the Saints or Georgia Tech. I really feel like I can see clearer with these on. I use them for fielding in softball and windsprints outside.
Darth_Icon -
The base is actually VR50. Pretty good lens, not as much contrast for me as Black Iridium, but looks good.
LEX7 -
My favourite lens.
I have this lens in 9 of my oakleys and im glad.
This lens is perfect for so many conditions. And makes the world look a much nicer place when your wearing it.
its great dealing with reflection off water so if you dont mind wearing your oakleys in the pool or sea its perfect for that.
Great for skiing and works well even when the sun is not out.
Turns a grey day into a golden one.
Tim cooper -
Takes some getting used too as view opens up contrast highly making it a bit headachey until of course you adapt. But when you have adapted it is really good on dull winter days. On really bright days it would be a little irritating but thats only if it is hot weather and mid summer blue sky. Appealing tint from the outside looks like the precious gold that it's called. Will attract looks from people. (millionaire richies tint!)Far better and classier than yucky fire iridium!
Tick -
This is my favorite Oakley Lens color! Contrast is superb & it so easy on the eyes. Natures greens just explode with these on. Great for varied light conditions too, even though they're pretty dark.
american image -
easiest lens ever made , good for anybody and on any framecolour, cannot go wrong with this. when seeing through it , the world seems a better place ;-)
Ed -
One of my favorite lenses. The bronze base tint increases contrast and makes colors brighter, especially green.
bong -
awesome lenses. the bronze base is very comfortable and offers very sharp contrasts, and can be used in any condition. they look flashy enough with the Iridium mirror coating but are still sophistically understated.
sparra -
I do like these lenses a lot, as they can be worn in a wide variety of light conditions, though I don't find them too effective in high light conditions, where I'd swith to Titanium or Ice. Still, looks very cool.
ford -
I bought these lenses off ebay and put them in my Plasma Juliet.
I live in Perth Australia, so the summer here gets really HOT.
This lens takes out some of the blue and green in the world and gives it a more golden bronze tinge. A nice touch, but it does make the world look warmer, and the last thing I want to feel on a 38 degree celcius day is warmer.
I'd say this lens is more suited to climates that are colder and less sunnier.
These are lenses I would probably use a lot in winter.
oogie -
The Gold Iridium is a great lens as brought a great new alternative to black iridium in the early days. But with all the options now (and loving the Fire, 24k and Titanium Lenses), the Gold Iridium seems to be a bit drab.
Ijon__Tichy -

I really like them! Finally, everything is said here - nice contrast, nice color (good-mood lenses) etc.
I think these are not Iridium. For me, there is no diference between the gold iridium and the bronze lenses.
x-metalman -
I like these lenses but only plan on getting them when I'm older. Maybe I'll get a pair of Titanium/Gold Juliets if I can find them. Actually, I've never owned Gold Iridium, but my dad does and he loves them so I guess they're pretty awesome. Plus, if they've been around this long, there's gotta be something good about them.
EastCoast -
I like this lens a lot. I never leaned towards increased contrast tints but using Ti changed my mind. Gold Iridium is a bit 'harsher' than Ti but it is still very nice. Ford is right when he says it makes things look 'warmer'.
The transmission level means it can be used in quite flat to very bright light. It is easier to see through from the front than Black Iridium but still mostly opaque. I recommend it.
absolutmuah -
gives everything a sepia toned appearance...
makes me feel very relaxed.. i love it
=)
like i'm living my day in one of those old photographs.. ah......
UBERCHUCK -
Perfect lens. Oakley suggests this for people who are sensitive to blue light. These are definetly the most soothing lens I've used. Makes me want to try to polarized version.
junfatt -
I feel realy nice and confort with this lens colour as my eyes sensetive to blue light.
barbercb -
I like this lens. It's another good all purpose lens, not too dark, not too light. Nothing pretty to look at from the outside but a good average day lens.
Munkfish -
Very nice colour, very easy on the eyes, and good for most light conditions - have several pairs with this lens. Quite a quiet lens, and good when you don't want a loud colour lens. One of my favourites.
Rick -
In a world of new and innovative colors, Gold Iridium can easily be overlooked, but I am a strong proponent of this lens. It has a warmth to it that has solidified it as one of my all-time favorites. A great choice if you are looking for a pair of day-to-day glasses.
TERRORISM -
While the name "Gold Iridium" may make one think of a "pure gold" color, the lens hue is actually more dull. The lens is excellent due to its versatility, providing adequate protection from brighter as well as medium light conditions. Given the option, however, it may be preferable to choose the polarized version of this color.
Spikes -
Nice colour, light frame. I love this model for road cycling and mountain biking. I think it is too fragile for skiing though. The lens is a bit awkward at first, but gets used to very quickly. It increases contrast is easy on the eyes. Very relaxed.
jupiter -
Nice lense, not too bright, not too dark and not to funcy. A classic piece when combined with a romeo 1 x-metal frame. You can wear them with decent clothes without being the center of attention on you.
Iwan -
A very nice lens to look through: very warm and increased contrast to boost. Also quite classy to look at, certainly when compared to other bronze or brown lenses. But lets face it it's not gold: for that you need 24K (which they don't make in Rx)
Pander -
Classical color for every light condition.
Although you would more likely call it 'Brown Iridium'. 24K is the real Gold Iridium if you ask me. Nontheless, this lens option is great. Good perception in even the most brightest weather.
Raymond Karlsson -
Hey, this is yet another uplifting tint on the brown side from Oakley. Very comfortable to take on and off if you have to do that often. Nothing extreme but that's propably why I like it.
Wore it on the beach the other day, in the car and when riding on my training bike. Great all-rounder, especially with prescription. I have mine in the Half Jacket XLJ version.
William -
Have this lens on my whisker. Go really nice with the gold/bronze colour frame. This lens is great for all light condition. Perfect for driving in any day.
xrayscatter -
I have these in my FJs. They have just the right amount of contrast and great for medium to sunny days. They are very easy on the eyes. I also own G30 and VR28 lens. These are by far my favorite. I use them for golf and everyday use. Highly recommended.
Ian -
I never used to like this color, but it's growing on me. It has the properties of both Black Iridium and Bronze. It really stands out on days with patchy clouds. Driving between bright and overcast can get annoying with bronze being too bright in the sun and Black Iridium being too dark when it's cloudy. Gold fits in-between and works perfectly. Once again, a very purpose-designed color.
plutonium54 -
What an aggresive lens colour,what a great lens colour!!!It took me some time to get used to that one,but certainly it was worth the time.You see,when you come from emerald iridium,black iridium and dark grey tints,the aggresiveness and the intense contrast that these lenses offer,is a big change.Everything actually seemed much more vivid than before.They also have a very nice mirror finish,and since they boast high contrast properties,they are appropriate for very bright light as well as for the biggest part of the day.Dawn till dusk.A very nice pair of lenses,and really high versatile.
LIEUTENANT -
Gold iridium is a really nice lens,but in my personal opinion,with a strange disadvantage:They can't just be easily combined with any frame.What do I mean by this?While the lenses themselves,have both a nice outside appearance,with a bright,reflective outer surface,and are exceptionally nice to look through,with all this contrast and really mellow,warm bronze based(but very close to red) tint of theirs,I just can't imagine them fitted to specific frames.They just don't match.Usually they work very well with frames that have similar colours,platinum,gold,etc,since their outer surface is intense and striking,but if you try to combine them with e.g. plasma,the whole thing gets so ruined,and neither the lens,nor the frames look good.However,it's just a side effect of theirs(that causes them minus one skull at the rating),and it actually doesn't have to do with what the lenses themselves offer,which are quite generous.Contrast,good looks,iridium and a very nice tint.it's the first time I find myself a little confused about a specific lens,but overall,I think they are worth buying and using them.
Farlius -
I have Gold Iridium put in my Burnquist Gascans. Looks great with the light wood color of the Bamboo Square Icon off the polished black frame.
Orinoco -
I just bought the Flak Jacket with the Gold Iridium Polarized lenses and I can say they're pretty good lenses. As said before, it takes a bit to get use to the colour, but when you do their pretty good.
I'm still to try them when cycling, but so far the polarized makes reflection a very small detail.... Very happy
BriP -
The increase contrast is perfect for driving, and can be used not only in bright lighting but also works well in low-mid lighting. Just got my vintage zero 0.4 2nd gen with these and it was a pleasure
banarno -
You cannot go wrong with this lens.
Makes everything bright and super sharp,but still soothing on the eye, and the polarization cuts down on glare if you are near water.

BrianJ1888 -
Not as sharp as I'd hoped, but still great. I think the increased contrast of this one made it a little more murky than my Ice Polarized lenses. My Dad has this in his A-Wires that he uses when he's driving or going to work.
Wassaaaaaaaaaap -
This lens and the Titanium Polarized lenses are my personal favorites. These bronze based lenses give great coloration especially to greens such as grass and trees. Definitely a great lens. I never thought that I would like gold lenses but boy was I wrong.
Lee -
These are really really nice lenses. Oakley says they are 9% and not 10% as it says here. On bright days they are great. Tremendous contrast and everything looks super sharp. Polarizing cuts most glare, especially off the car's dash. Highly recommend. If lots of shadows appear, it's best to switch to a higher transmission lens like the VR28 blue. I switch between the two.
Padzilla -
Fab lenses - I love 'em. They're warm and punchy.

Just shy of a 5/5 cos the contrast can be a bit too strong for driving in some conditions. And colours aren't true.
wookieman -
Great lens for driving and daily wear. Really brightens everything up and kills the glare without being too dark.
TERRORISM -
Perhaps it was more of a manufacturing variance than anything, but I've seen these lenses (Gold Polarized) with both a "mirrored" finish (in my Flak Jackets) and a "semi-mirrored" finish (in my C Wires). While the lens itself performs admirably and reduces blinding glare as you'd expect, it seems that the iridium coating for the C Wires is just barely enough to obscure the wearer's eyes from the outside world. As long as the iridium coating is appied properly (to create a mirrored finish from the outside), this lens maintains a noteworthy presence in the Oakley lineup.

Heckler -
Fantastic lens. Compared to my Emerald Iridium polarized A-wires these lenses walk all over them. Not necessarily the most incredible lens to see from the outside (although they look pretty sharp in my red Flak Jackets) but very nice to look through indeed. everything sharpens up very nicely, and they are fantasic on the water. I also keep a pair of VR28 Iridiums as well to swap out when I mountain bike though, these lenses are a little dark to be using in deep forested trails.
Wes -
This lens is simply amazing. I have worn a variety of gold polarized lenses from a variety of sunglasses and these are by far the best I have ever owned. When I put my flak jackets with these lenses on, everything is so bright and clear, yet incredibly soothing to the eyes, and I have yet to see any glare when driving whatsoever. Let alone any glare at all. These lenses really make green colors look absolutely amazing, as well as every other color you may happen to look at when outside, but the way they brighten up green objects simply amazes me. I highly recommend these.
nod -
Got these lens in pair of straight jackets and to be honest the my first pair of Oakleys. I'm very impressed work well in all conditions, with a subtle look. My only critism, while driving cars with heated windscreens apprear to have oil on them and LCD displays have a funny look. Otherwise delighted with them apart from the price.
Eddy -
A lens option catered more towards functionality than looks, from the outside they look more Dark bronze than "gold". They are basically Polarized Brown lenses w/ a gold tint. They make everything look very sharp. Not a head turner by any means (not much difference between them and my black polarized from a distance) but certainly Superior to any other of my Polarized lenses in terms of clarity and glare reduction. they are officially my new winter driving lenses.
The perfect lens tint -
If a higher rating were possible this tint would get it. Contrast OTA (out the a$$) perfect in sunny to cloudy to rainy applications. This should be Oakley's go to tint, IMHO.
Jon -
Incredible. These, like the VR28's, enhance contrast and work wonders. I had doubts about the bronze base, but it's awesome. Even though it says its neutral, I really think it increases contrast a lot more than other neutral based lenses. These are a definite keeper in my collection.
Dmitri -
Good lens. Makes green look a little greener. cuts the glare well. adds some spice to your perception. not as good as blublockers. been trying for years to find glasses that really change contrast but Oakley is so so.
Rob Hughes -
Fantastic lens. At first I thought it was going to be too dark, but after wearing my Flak Jackets with these lenses in for a while, the way they cut down the glare in really bright sunshine, and yet manage to be wearable even when the light levels drop is fantastic. The contrast they brings out is spectacular too, as well as looking a lot more discrete than some of the other Iridium lenses.
banarno -
Lovely old school frame design that’s very similar to Burn Brush on the Sub Zeros.
TERRORISM -
Gold Mine appears to be the predecessor to Gold X (a marble-esque look), but with a matte finish. Pair this frame with Gold Iridium and behold beauty incarnate.
bong -
they're of a dark golden colour, but they have an oxidized look the them (hence gold oxide), giving gradient colour changes throughout the frames... nice touch.
BronzeT -
To me this lens are perfect.Can be worn on sunny or overcast days.I never have to take my shades off when I pull in a dark covered parking garage.
kernell32 -
Great for driving. Filters the sun reflection of the road but are not too dark so you still can see in tunnels or changing weather. Contrasts are awesome, vision is sharp and i think more clear than with the Gold Iridium (not polarized) which are a bit darker. Are also more "yellowish" than the Gold Iridium which are more "bronze". Both are good but i prefer the Gold Polarized for driving in all weather.
jumpman73 -
Awesome design. The black tribal and gold are a very nice color combo. Hopefully Oakley will carry this over to sunglasses.
LEX7 -
Another 1 of the 3 in the crackle series of eye jackets.
it is a bronzey goldy colour with very dark brown/black lines.
it has also been done in the frogskin but was made slighlty darker and called texas tea.
TERRORISM -
Gold X could be compared to an exotic marble, with its shimmering gold finish traversed by seemingly random, black, webbed lines. This is one of those frames that's somewhat subtle from a distance, but as you get up close begs to be noticed. Gold Icons complete this frame as a true masterpiece.
DisturbedEarth -
Color: Blue

Have it but it sets a little tall on my head - not really crazy about it...looks more like a womans hat...
Farlius -
Bought a black one for a buddy and it fit him like he was the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz. he was more interested in using the tees than the hat (although the Tees kinda blow). I ended up bring it back to the store for him in the end. kinda glad you can get them anymore!
DisturbedEarth -
Color: Have one pair of these - wear them with dockers - awesome sock!
LEX7 -
Color:

I havent been able to find these anywhere. Id love to get a few for my collection but they would be too special to use.
warwagon -
Have to agree with Lex...want them but can't find them unless a buy a hat I won't wear and don't need. Anyone have a couple of spares?....Please.
Electric Blue -
come on guys you serious? I play golf, tried these just for the hell of it... They are for decoration only. They come on random oakley golf products like the bucket hat and polos. Nice to look at, totally worthless on the links
Dann -
Wow, what a bad job they did. I know they customize everything, but the plastic still has leaks in the side, where the edges weren't sanded down. Just isn't up to the standard quality.
o-xide -
Color: silver
I have several of these. Pretty much useless for me bec I am not a golfer. just for display
Ian -
Just got my hands on 4 of them. They're silver as opposed to black. I like them just for the sake of they're Oakley. I'll never use them, just fun to have.
Farlius -
Nabbed them with the divot tool and marker. They cracked pretty easily. Should've kept them for display.
oogie -
Color: Black

A sweet towel. Like Oakleyman below, I don't use the towel for golf at all. I use it for hockey. Great looks, and I like the grommeet with caribeener attachment. Only complaint would be the little fuzzies given off by the towel.
Görkem -
Kinda hot. Easy to carry around and looks cool too.
o-xide -
Color: black
expensive for an umbrella but gives good shade/rain coverage and really gets plenty of attention. It is also good on winds
oogie -
One large umbrella - that finally went on sale at the Vault! Amazingly cool handle and stem make this umbrella something very Oakley. Add a couple icons and make the darn thing two sizes too large, and you have a great Oakley rain cover unit.
warwagon -
Haven't got the black one. I bought the ICON style. It's perfect for what i bought it for...GOLF. Heaps of protection and strength, the handle is great even when wet, allowing for a strong grip. and with the design in the canopy allowing wind to blow through from the bottom, no more inside out umbrellas. If your a Golfer this is for you! even at $98 Australian
berbano -
Great umbrella. Very large, pretty sturdy and light compared to other umbrellas it's size. Only problem i really have with it is the small ropes that go from the umbrella to the shaft popped out of thier retention system on the shaft. Not a big problem since they just slid back in, but enouph to annoy a bit. Overall a great product.
eyeyeye -
Was afraid the size would make it difficult to use when windy, but it appears to be very stable. Good thing about the size though is that it's huge enough to walk with two. On the other hand, that might be a disadvantage...
Other good thing is that it's long and strong enough to use as a walking stick. Glad I bought it.
LEX7 -
this is the one i was going to get before i heard about the night camo one, sure its simple, smart and classy. but when you can have a night camo version this is just plain boring.
Evilunknown1 -
This thing stood up to Hurricane force winds ( granted it was just a cat 1 but still!) and it was pulling me behind it. It didn't fold out but stood it's ground, best umbrella ever! Plus you can hide from those pesky russian ninja's with it's camo design, a must have.
Zero -
I never thought brining an umbrella could ever be cool. Big enough for three. Could withstand winds that would turn average umbrellas inside out. And of course, unmistakable Oakley styling. People never fail to notice it, an it's just a damn umbrella.
Chopsticks -
A bit heavy in the long-run while holding it, but its light for its class/size. Very huge and gets a lot of looks! Rain coverage is awesome since its so damn big. I like the touch of carbon fiber shaft and the grip on the handle is pure oakley! the double canopy design is great for wind-resistance...wont flip inside out with gusts of wind!
wayenair -
3 words - carbon fiber umbrella. no one else in the world would've thought of that except oakley.
ichibandidisan -
For dating couple looking for an excuse to cuddle together during a heavy downpour, this is NOT the umbrella for you!!! For the rest of us looking to stay high and dry from torrential rains, this is an awesome addition to your accessories list. One thing though, this is not an automatic umbrella whereby you can simply push a button and it opens up. Reminds user of more dated, more traditional mechanics of umbrella technology. Classic.
O-TasMiC -
When I first took my Grape Gascans out of the microbag, I thought I had gotten black instead of grape, that is, until I held them up to the light. They go from looking crystal black to looking a very nice purple.
dan-E -
Like Dann said, it's a very subtle purple but if you see it in good lighting, it really jumps out at you and looks great when it does.
Dann -
Nice Cystal Purple color, that looks black when wearing, but shines when sitting around in your collection. Definitely needs a lot of backlight to show its true beauty.
Rick -
I have to say the image of the Grape Gascan above is not indicative of the true color of the frame. It looks better in the flesh. It is more of a cross between black and purple in color. I am thankful for this fact, because a straight purple frame would look a little "Kool Aid" for me.
Ian -
I bought my Gascans with no intention of wearing them, due to purple being a little girly for me. I was wrong. The color is very impressive, and I've gotten nothing but compliments on the color from friends and coworkers.
contrabandit -
Frame: Grape
Lens: Grey RX
Theese are awesome eyewear for women. My wife liked them so much that she shelled out a premium price to get Oakley RX lenses in them. The shape is very feminin and elegant, Oakleys take on the classic Jackie Kennedy style. The grape frame looks great in sunlight. Grey... yeah well unspectacular, but a very very usefull and subtle lens.
Defenderoftheo -
Frame: Cream
Lens: Bronze
These look killer on the fashion forward female! Very fashion forward while still employing Oakley’s HDO and functional frame. Truly physics elevated to an art form!
oogie -
Frame: Grape
Lens: Grey
A great option for those <females> looking for the big (BIG!) fashion eyewear. My wife (Asian face) has 10 pairs of Oakleys, but these are simply just too large and don't sit well on her nose (no nose pads). I love the look, but definitely a female-only option, and it's a big chunk of curvy eyewear!
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black-Clear Gradient

Not bad. If you are a fashionable dude, then these would be nice frames. I could not pull this look off at all. Still, the frames offer excellent coverage and are very light. They actually fit my big head well.
Rick -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any
Of the Dart, Script, and Grapevine the Grapevine scores the lowest according to my very astute wife, Heather. The Grapevine is a bit on the boring side and doesn't have near the flare of the other recent lady releases. Of the available combos, the Rust/Brown-Clear Gradient has the most potential, but my wife serously urges all ladies looking at the Grapevine to take a look at the other recent offerings first.
ARCHMAN -
Frame: bottle green
Lens: Popalized Grey

First off... Ima dude...

2. These shades rock.

I have a 7 1/2" head and these are BIG. ...bigger than I expected. This is good and bad... I was hoping for something a little narrower than my Hijinx, but these are so groovy it doesn't matter. The translutent green picks up much less light than I expected... The lenses are incredible... nothing new from Oakley. The just confirm that I'll wear nothing else.
Ian -
Frame: Black
Lens: Light Gray Transition

I bought these for my wife, and she loves them. I can't comment on the Transition part of the lenses, because I haven't worn them. She wanted Gray lenses, she liked the style, and they were on S&C for $30. Couldn't go wrong. They come with their own case and "special" microfiber bag.
O-Whores -
Frame: Bottle Green/Grape/Polished Black
Lens: Dark Grey/Black-Violet Gradient/Black-Clear Gradient

I thought that I would never be able to wear this pair, but the Asian Fit Grapevine is perfect! The nosepieces are bigger, so they actually rest on my nose and not the frames on my cheeks. Very comfortable, and love the look.

Of the three pairs above that I tried on I like the Polished Black the best, the gradient looks fantastic. The Black-Violet Gradient is not so gradient it almost looked like a purplish brown color throughout, definitely not like it's shown on oakley.com. And the Bottle Green just looked really bad on me.

~Dawn
Donyell -
Ppl like you get all the brains. I just get to say thnkas for he answer.
o-xide -
cannot stand this design for now. All that writing on it. ugh!
Dartflare -
As I'm a DJ a use lots and lots of CDs and this Case is perfect for using in clubs... cause its small -but with a really good capacity - as u don't have to take all your cds every single night... And it have enought resistance and flexibility for protect cds in case of fall or something like that...
oogie -
A cool looking bag. Pretty basic. I would suggest this might be the O-pack replacement?
jimmyateworld -
Color: I have it in red very comfortable holds alot
chris -
its huge , cool and stylish , only problem is that more protective padding could be added to protect the contents inside
alexrugby18 -
Graphic Pack Bleached Sand

it looks awesome, is really resistant so you can stuff it with lots of stuff including heavy things, it fits confortably on your back and the straps around your shoulders are really soft.
the light colour doesnt get dirty as easy as you d think!!!

i find all the pockets really usefull and secure and all that added to the looks of it give you an amazing pack for snowboarding or just for a weekend hike.

give it a 4 on 5
pitOm -
Red One

I like this Graphic Pack rather than the 2.0 series..

This one has cooler zipper and better drawing also the color combination is just awesome..

comfortable and simple but contains a huge room to bring lots of stuffs..
KAMI X -
Awesome bag holds tons of things i dont own a skateboard but it just looks sick. i use the bottom pocket to stash candy from my co-workers and sister. i have a large frame also (xxl shirts) and this bag fits great.
jumpman73 -
The bag itself has a lot of room to carry a lot of stuff. It is also very comfortable when you are wearing it. I'm not too big of a fan of the design though. The graphics on the front look really nice but I just don't like how oval it looks. Its still a great bag to have for everyday use.
kingphilbert -
For the price you pay for this wallet it is def a top ranking piece. The canvas feel is a very nice, yet very unusual, touch. It can hold near 5-6 cards and your ID. Even double up a few in the hidden sections to hold a couple more. The exterior quick access card slot is wide enough to keep cash in it instead. It does have a separated cash compartment that is great if your like me and keep bills in one and business cards and other papers in the other. What's odd about this wallet is it seems to be built around the same pattern as the Embossed Skull Wallet but feels like it has 10x more space available in it. Def worth having.
alexrugby18 -
Graphic Wallet Cement

The colour is nice but i find it gets dirty pretty fast.
And i also had some problems with the material ripping from the inside out.

but as an overall quality, looks ,price and utility i d give it a 3 on 5
TSIcon8 -
Color: Black
Nice wallet, very durable for not being leather too. Sweet O design and good functionality.
BrianJ1888 -
Looks like a metallic Olive Green.
Matt SG -
I've got the Hijinx and it seems it's the only model that has this frame option. Very retro, harkens back to the '80s where there were tees that had paint splashes all over. My Hijinx has custom black iridium lenses, which makes it even more retro-looking (a la aviator shades with their big size).

Although it's supposed to be a print, the micro-splashes of paint on the frame are actually real splashes of green and white paint. It's definitely not a print cos I tested and tried scraping a bit off a large splash of white paint and it came off a little, like real paint (ie: not part of the frame as a printed graphic).

A way cool and unique colorway in my book.
Ian -
Once again, a pair that I bought just for the uniquely awesome color. The splotches are much, much larger than shown in pictures. In pictures, they look like tiny flakes. In person, they are the size of the head of a pin or larger.
BrianJ1888 -
Bass Pro Shops special edition Half Jacket. Doesn't look as good as some of the other camo's. Then again, every frame comes out different, so you could find a good one.
Dann -
Tracked these down in Florida. It's different than the usual camo patterns, as it contains leaves and odd brown bits. Some look more green, others more brown.
bebeau -
Probably one of the best frame colors ever made. With every frame being a different color, it works perfectly for hunting or even every day use for someone It blends in great with the woods and true hunting camo. It's a must have!
twjg78 -
The most comfortable trousers I have ever owned. Just bought a second pair! they are excellent. Practical, soft cotton, hold their shape, cool. Buy them!
Zero -
Looks military-inspired to me so I got 2. Very comfortable, allows freedom of movement and reinforcement in critical areas like a nylon strip below the groin to prevent plumber's crack and cleverly loose knee joint that anticipates squats preventing material stress in that area. Perfect for airsoft and military simulations as well as just hanging back. Love the labels and accents. Just wish they had an upper garment to match then it's a whole BDU.
Sharperone -
Great. Used it for years and still looks new. Great for getting keys out of tight pockets.
x-metalman -
Color:
Gretchen is just plain smokin' HOT!!
fitguy -
You guys are so lucky - we cant get the posters (to order) in the UK, and ive been after this one for ages.....
american image -
This is the "old "poster of Gretchen , it was very nice , ( gretchen is very nice too ) i like the fact that she is "staring "into the Halfpipe. i used this one as a computerbackround last winter
Munkfish -
Lovely posters, I have both. Definitely worth getting!
Rick -
Gretchen is bitchin'. She is a great ambassador for women's snowboarding and Oakley. Perfect fit. It doesn't hurt that she's easy on the eyes either. She did a brief promotional appearance at Oakley Japan HQ in Tokyo - I was sorry I couldn't make it. Oh yeah, cool posters too.
Dann -
Grey lenses I can give or take. They are nice because you don't go blind when you walk inside during a sunny day, yet do hold up well during the mid-day sun. They aren't the prettiest things though. There is no mirror coating and tend to look flat.
kingphilbert -
I have always found Black Iridium to be too dark and since it had a grey lens base I avoided this one at all costs. I prefer bronze base lenses for better contrast. I did however buy a pair of glasses with this lens recently and it doesn't seem to bother me at all. I holds up very well in Bright sun and weak sun. I like that it has no iridium coating and when someone looks at you they don't see through the lens, just black. I think it's worth it to spend a little less on a style with this lens when you're looking for something new.
tony2win -
I have these in my Five 1.0's, and they're very soothing to my eyes. I feel like I could wear them all day. I find nothing really wrong with this lens, except maybe it's a bit too common-place.
BrianJ1888 -
Like Phil says, in most lighting conditions, these look black on the outside. If the frame sits close to your face, they're less transparent. I imagine that on the Dartboard, you'd be able to see through them more than some other frames. A good, neutral lens for varying conditions.
bong -
These are definitely a lot less flashy because of a lack of any Iridium coating. to me the grey lenses aren't that good for glare compared to the Black Iridium. However, they aren't overly dark; the lenses are neutral and colors retain true. they also work well for both strong and weak sun. pretty good all purpose lens.
banarno -
Pretty boring to look at,although surprisingly effective lens contrast-wise.
Good for bright days,as well as overcast ones.
Also by far the easiest lens to clean!
dj.MLYT -
This isn't as boring a lens as I thought, it seems to increase contrast a little, maybe I'm crazy. But they're still good lenses for brighter days.
Strider -
Got them on one of my Spikes. Nice tint. A little bright but I am happy with them. I dont know if its just me but over the course of a year they seem to be a very slight purpelish/blue/greyish tint forming I mean its microscopic. I think its really cool. They look to be not too dark but I have to take them off when Im Indoors.
Tim cooper -
Because it has no mirror effect people will think your wearing knock off Oakleys. But the positives I found is it has a good sharp soothing greenish view through the base (like Raybans G15).Also Good because it's not too dark as it's rated 18% light allocation whereas Black irdium is 10%.
LEX7 -
Boring lens, I cant understand why they put it with sooo many models Most of the Monster Dogs come with Grey and the damn Blue camo Fat Cats that i want come with this lame lens.
Its got no Mirror coating so it doesnt even look good from the other side.
oogie -
I have actually been pretty impressed with the grey lenses that came on my Wardens. They aren't totally as "ho hum" as I might have thought. They do provide a bit of "you can't see my eyes" protection. Still nothing to gett too excited about, but also no reason to beat yourself up if you find yourself with a grey lens. Only complaint from me is that so many of the new styles coming out seem to have the grey lens ... whattup with that?!?
Rick -
Kind of like oatmeal. The idea of eating a bowl of oatmeal isn't exactly appealing, but once you are munching away on a bowl of steamy hot oatmeal, you are like "This is good". That's what the grey lens seems like to me. Not exactly the world's most exciting color of lens, but it has a function and it performs it well when needed.
dan-E -
Greys are good, basic lenses if you want the functionality of Oakleys but can't afford to make the jump to Iridiums. My first ever Gen 1 M-Frames way back when had the grey lens, as do my current set and they're fine for outdoor sports. They're excellent for partly cloudy days when Black Iridiums might be a little too bright, though its glare reduction isn't as good. A good "base" lens.
Ed -
Nothing exciting here. Grey is just a basic dark tint that blocks light and lets you see natural colors. It does the job, but I still prefer bronze-based lenses.
barbercb -
This is a good lens for yard work or when you are moving between light and dark, or inside and outside. It's a nice soothing lens, that works well in most situations
jumpman73 -
Gets the job done at blocking the sun in a subtle way. Not a whole lot of style, just plain.
rainburn -
i guess thats the point. in all its subtlety, its the best all around lens. and i dont mind it not hiding my eyes totally. there is this certain elegance in permitting a little see through from the outside.
Pander -
Very simple, easy lens. You can always use it and it doesn't attract too much attention. Answer for when certain people still want to see your eyes when your wearing your Oakleys.
Airborne -
Rick's review is spot-on (comparing these to oatmeal as unexotic but highly functional). These lenses have no "wow" factor like Ruby, G26, +Red, or any of the wilder hues. But they're really nice for what they do. They're sharp, neutral, and not too dark. I find them ideal in a wide variety of light conditions from fairly dark all the way to superbright. I wouldn't pick them for driving due to lack of polarization, but they're often my pick for runs or bike rides.

I recently did a triathlon in these. As I got out of the water and headed towards my bike, the sun was completely behind cloud cover. I'd brought some Half Jackets with these lenses, and threw them on. They were perfect. And when the sun finally showed up about 28 miles later, they were still the pair I wanted.

Still, I think I prefer Slate, which has similar functionality (albeit in a lighter tint), but the benefit of an iridium coating to cut glare and add a little more glitz. Despite its plain-jane status, the grey lenses earn five stars hands down.
TERRORISM -
Commensurate with its name, grey is dull and drab compared to the plethora of other lens options that Oakley has to offer. Even if you wish to maintain a "neutral" color finish, you'd be better off with a Slate Iridium or Black Iridium which provide better protection.
johnnyfreeball -
army issued me a set of s.i. half jackets when i served as a paratrooper at ft. bragg. at first i thought they were kinda crappy because it didn't have oakley's typical flash. but it all makes sense being that they were made to conform with regulations. as for functionality, they're not as dark as black iridium, but but a lot more scratch resistant. i wonder if that has anything to do with the lack of mirroring(?).
Raymond Karlsson -
I have more than 10 different tinted Oakley lenses, both non-iridium, iridium, transition and polarized. This fellow is one of my top 3 choices for when the sun is out or just around the corner. Like it extra much on clear fall/winter days (minus snow). It actually feels quite light from inside, and very true to the colors.
Macd1919 -
I have this lens in my Fives 2.0. It is a good winter/fall lens when the sun is out or just behind some clouds or you assume it will be out when your outside. Its a pretty good low light lens and is pretty true to the colors outside. Ive noticed a really soft purple hue to everything. It seams it isnt meant for blaring sun and intense light. Directly into the sun i still have to squint. Overall an average lens on the list of Oakley options.
jjkrause1 -
I have a pair of Straight Jacket II's in this color. A friend of mine asked if they were metal. Kind of half way between a matte and a gloss finish. I'd compare the look to somewhere between the titanium and gunmetal on the Pit Boss's. Looks great with Chrome Iridium lenses!
Ian -
The best reason to have a gray lens is when that they don't stand out too much on a translucent frame. This color fits really well on Grape, Bottle Green, Olive, and even Polished Black frames because the frames reflect the same amount of light as the lens. Kind of a subtle, cool effect. Otherwise, a resounding "meh."
Imran -
The Grey Strike lens came with my M-Frames and I think they look really good despite lacking the iridium, so the occasional glare is forgiven. Looks very subtle and is suitable for overcast days as well as on a bright sunny day. I use this lens occasionally for cycling too and it works just as good as the black iridium lens of my Radar Path.
xtremehardy388 -
I have these in almost all of my US Standard issue glasses (M Frame, Fives 2.0...) and my girlfriend has them in her SI Flak Jackets. They're great lenses with no extra nonsense. They're cheaper and they offer great dimming in high sunlight.
Jon -
I have a grey prescription M-frame lense. First, I think M-frames are a poor frame for prescription due to the inserts, but as a lense color, grey works decent. I have a Black Iridium lens which I prefer greatly for really sunny days over the gray. The grey looks fine, but the Black Iridium mirror finish just looks better in my opinion.
Jon -
Not bad, but not amazing. Just plain and simple. Only lens option really for the retro styles, but it isn't terrible. Overall, pretty boring but does the job.
ZooMaz -
A little boring to look at but i like it more than black iridium. The tint is lighter and i immediately feel more comfortable especially when you don't have to take it off going indoors.
Corey -
Good lens. Not to dark. Not to light. Just right for many conditions. Very versatile. Not flashy. Good enough for a very sunny day, but I don't feel the need to take them off right away at dusk. Highly under rated lens when you factor in usability. I think most lower ratings come from the fashion aspect. They aren't going to wow anybody with their looks. They are just plain, yet good versatile lenses.
ray -
I have these grey lens on all of my Oakley frames that came with Black Iridium. B.I. is too dark for my taste. I wanted a subtle look that is not too flashy. These are perfect for that. They provide lots of sun protection in my opinion. Make no mistake, even though they are not as dark as B.I. they do make everything pretty dark.
skull.jacket -
I have to give this one a 3 just because it's the basis of some of the best lenses Oakley makes. Most (if not all) of us have tried this lens whether we knew it or not and a lot of what we loved (or hated) about whatever lens we used came from this right here.

As far as looks are concerned … well, it’s Grey. Not much to say about that. It has true color perception which means that it does not distort colors to the wearer. The greens stay green, reds stay red, etc. The base lens handles all the UV & blue light blocking and the tint takes care of about 80% (?) of variable light.

For looks, this is pretty basic. It provides almost no flare unless the lens is in some contrasting frame, say a red finish with grey highlights. Other than that, the Grey doesn’t really offer anything extra on its own, at least when compared to the plethora of Iridium lenses that are built on top of its base. While it does not add any flare, it certainly doesn’t take anything away from just about any frame you can put it into, making it quite versatile.

For feel, this is where most of the other Oakley lenses get their comfort from. My eyes are very comfortable up until high sun or extremely bright light. The Grey is very versatile, able to be worn in all but the darkest or brightest of conditions. It is the jack-of-all-trades lens base.

Any downsides that I can list are just a simple matter of not having any additional features – Polarization, Iridium, A/R, Hydrophobia, etc – not necessarily the fault of the Grey lens itself. It is not for extremely bright light and you need to consider if using the Grey in a little lower light would be a problem – I don’t necessarily take issue with it but others find it to be uncomfortable.

The Grey lens may not be very desirable on its own, but you still have to give the product a lot of credit. Probably the most underappreciated lens in the catalogue if not the most underrated. Along with its Black Iridium variant, the Grey lens is taken for granted as a “gimmie” because it is so basic and always available for almost all Oakley sunglasses that it is easy to write it off as a given (I am sure there may be a few, but I can’t think of any Oakley sunwear that didn’t have a Grey lens offered for it).

There are better overall lenses out there and do I recommend you try them all out – and grab as many as you can!!! But I think you should always make it a point to keep a Grey lens handy for at least one frame in your vault, just in case. You never know when you might need it.

Overall: 3 - Recommended - Get One If You See One
Martin -
Great lens, got them on my Matte Black Monster Dogs. They do a good job of filtering fairly bright sunlight and glare, yet after only a few seconds I don't notice I'm wearing a lens at all. With lesser sunglasses I keep squinting my eyes because of glare or to make out details lost in the lens, when wearing these I can relax completely and still see clearly without straining my eyes or muscles around my eyes.

Distortion is minimal and only noticable when glasses are held at an angle. The polarization tend to make some surfaces look odd, like car windows, but only from the outside and only from an angle, they don't affect your view out of your car windscreen.

The reason I only give them 4 points, is they do look a bit unspectacular, and in some light (like flourescent) you can see the eyes through the lenses from outside.
banarno -
Pretty boring to look at,although surprisingly effective lens contrast-wise.
Good for bright days,as well as overcast ones.
Also by far the easiest lens to clean!
Wassaaaaaaaaaap -
Not my favorite type of lens since I prefer the iridium lenses reflective quality. pretty versatile lenses. Great for sunny days as well as overcast days.
BigHonu -
Good polarized lens with excellent glare reduction and good clarity. I have these in a set of Radars and they work well when running on pavement on really bright days. Good driving lens if you don't like the color distortions that typically come with high-contrast lenses. The black iridium polarized lense seems to have slightly better definition when viewing distant objects and better glare reduction, though the grey polarized can be used in lower lighting conditions.
echerub -
Grey Polarized is a solid, classic performer. I use M Frames, and I find the grey polarized lens to be very practical and functional. Very comfortable to wear with a neutral grey base - no hue at all imparted to your vision.

For the M Frames, you have only two polarized tints to choose from. For bright, sunny days on the road - whether behind the steering wheel or the handlebars - grey polarized is fantastic. It's a darker tint than Amber, and with its color neutrality, you can enjoy the splendor of the scenery around you.

The amber suits a thin-overcast or dreary, partly-cloudy partly-sunny day. But if it's totally sunny, the grey polarized wins hands down.

I think it's a good-looking lens - it's a classic grey tint. Absolutely functional, to boot. If you don't need "flash" to like your lenses, grey polarized will serve you really well.
LEX7 -
Slighlty better than normal Grey but not much, this lense makes everything look a greyish green which is better than normal grey but this is still a boring lens with a polarization.
Jay Ho -
Nice lenses overall and a nice change to my collection of irids. The looks is boring but sometimes you just don't need that dark of lenses. Overall versatility is great and neutral is great for most situations. Polarized makes it more effective than darker shades of non-pol lenses. Again giving you some verstility. These are kept in my convertible for driving and on any drives besides directly into the sun, they are sufficient. Once you get used to the polarized "rainbow" effect on things, you won't think twice about them. 4 for good overall performance but not a 5 because it's not perfection.
ae86 -
These lenses came on my SI Half Jackets. This is a great all around lens that's not too dark or light for most conditions. I wear them inside and then forget I have glasses on because I can still see well inside.

Polarization is very good for cutting down glare not only when on the water but many other situations too where reflections can be a problem. Although I find that polarization can have strange visual effects if looking at a glossy or shiny surface with some reflection on it. It makes the reflection get brighter and dimmer if you move your head sometimes.
TERRORISM -
Standard grey lens with polarization: soothing on the eyes, excellent for cutting glare, but not really noteworthy due to the availability of Black Iridium Polarized. Overall, a decent lens, but certainly not one of the best. I would definitely opt for an iridium finish.

easterbunny -
This is an initial Review:

I have these lenses as XLJs on a pair of Flak Jackets (FJs). The glasses, my very first Oakley set, were originally purchased with the Flak Jacket standard Shallow Blue Polarized (SBP) lenses. Although the standard SBPs are great, the contrast and brightness rendered when looking through them was almost overwhelming at times, while playing golf at the California Central Coast with the spring time sun at its peek brightest. The SBP review however, is for a different section of this site. This write-up is about the Grey Polarized lens.

Research:

Oakley.com has 28 off-the-shelf accessory lenses available for the Flak Jackets. On the website, one can look at simulations of the view through each set of accessory lenses. The depictions for the Grey Polarized (GP) lenses seemed to be what my eyes needed, but before I committed, I opted to do more research. A Google search for Oakley lens reviews allowed me to stumble upon this website where I was surprised to find that the user rating for the Grey Polarized lens was only 3.8 out of 5. I read through the reviews and low user ratings were because: (1) the glare reduction wasn’t as good as an Iridium coated lens, and; (2) the lens is boring – since reflectivity is low due to its non-Iridium coated surface, a mirrored effect is not achieved and people can see your eyes at certain light levels and intensity, and that objects of different hues and brightness were not in super high contrast. On the other hand, the lenses’ high points were: (1) their versatility – the lenses work great for medium to bright light; (2) that they are soothing to the eyes; (3) that colors are not distorted because of the neutral Grey base, and; (4) that contrast for a neutral based lens was very good.

I went back to Oakley.com with the intent of finding something better for myself. I once again studied all the accessory lenses for Flak Jackets, paying closer attention this time to the Iridium coated lenses both polarized and non-polarized versions. My specific criteria were lenses that: (1) worked for medium to bright light; (2) had maximum UV protection, and; (3) had no color distortion. After some time, I found what I was looking for – the Deep Blue Polarized (DBP) lens. However, although the DBPs are said to be options for these frames, I found, unfortunately, that they are only available with the “fishing specific” editions. Since buying another $190, “fishing specific” pair of glasses - with frame colors I did not particularly favor, was the only way to get this lens, I continued my search. Once again I found myself considering the GP lenses. I waited a couple of days before I called the Oakley Telesales Department where I verified the availability as well as the compatibility of the lenses with my frames.

The lenses arrived 2 days later. Swapping out the lenses on the FJs took some getting used-to, but other than the feeling that you might break either the frame or the lens, you get used to that feeling once you’ve swapped-out the lenses a few times. I’ve had the lenses for a few days now and in my humble opinion, this is how I rate them:

(1) Look – 5/5. They’re neither flashy nor attention-grabbing, but they do cover my eyes. I don’t particularly care that people can see my eyes but maybe I will someday when I find lenses that do hide my eyes and still offer use in other than super bright light conditions.

(2) Performance - average 4.9/5.

Contrast is better than what the naked eye perceives in medium (5/5) to sunny (5/5) conditions.

In lower than medium light to low light situations (4.7), contrast lessens somewhat – but those conditions are not what this lens is designed to support. I have not tried this lens in an extreme sunny and bright environment although I mean to do so in order to see how it performs.

Depth perception (5/5) is great throughout the range of advertised conditions (medium to sunny) as I was able to hit a golf ball where I wanted to hit it. Sunglasses I’ve worn in the past never made it past the first 2 holes. Usually after the second green, those glasses would go in the golf bag and would not come out again until after the round of golf was over.

(3) Comfort (5/5) - the lenses are very soothing to the eyes allowing the wearer to relax and soak in the vista.

(4) There is some measurable refraction (4.5/5) that causes objects to appear just slightly larger than normal.

(5) A very slight prismatic effect (4.5/5) is also evident which causes objects to appear to have shifted ever so slightly to the right once one puts these lenses over his or her eyes.

I really don’t know if consumers can get lenses that have no refractivity and prismatic effects but still offer the look and protection that they need.

(6) Cost (4/5) – at $80, it’s a bit pricey.

(7) Quality (4.5/5) – I’ve noticed that the film on the front surface of the lens (at the sharp corners) has come off since I’ve swapped-out the lenses several times. I hope that this does not become an issue.

Overall Rating – 4.6.
Recommendations – YES - but do your research first.
Ian -
My feelings toward regular Grey apply, but I'm kind of a snob for polarized lenses. I like them better than grey, but less than Black Iridium, and much less than Black Iridium Polarized.
Ian -
My feelings toward regular Grey apply, but I'm kind of a snob for polarized lenses. I like them better than grey, but less than Black Iridium, and much less than Black Iridium Polarized.
Pastie Man -
Very Disapointed!

Super Fragile!

Coating on Lenses Bubbling!

"Customer service" need a lesson in customer services. Should be called "Pay more replacement dept"

You have been warned!
Celicagame -
This is a solid lens. My major complaint is that in some frames they are too light. I know that they are not iridium coated so people can see your eyes but in frogskins and holbrooks it's rediculously light. Compared to fuel cells they atleast hide your eyes indoors.
John -
The best lens for driving ever. Great lens. Lets in the perfect amount of light. Surprised it isn't rated higher. Almost zero color distortion - may be better than Ray Ban G15 lens in that respect. Highly recommend.
Br -
Great while they lasted on my antix..

Within 4 months I had enough scratches on them to be annoying while wearing them. I was very dissapointed because I'm not rough on my glasses at all, but I would live.... then..

The top of the lens over each eye started to bubble and if I try to look in front of me with my head tilted down, I can't see.

Long story short, I payed a lot extra for a lens that didn't make it past 6 months before they were pretty much unusable. Plus no thanks to oakley for even coming close to standing behind their products.

This was my first pair of oakleys in a few years (wore them all throughout high school), tried out ray-ban and maui jim, so I figured I'd give 'em another go. Never again.
Zax -
I have no idea why these are so low, but they are fantastic! I was never a huge fan of the Black Iridium, as I thought it was too dark for most occasions. I found the Grey Polarized to be the most versatile. Great lens, and highly recommended! I know the mirror is lacking, but I truly believe the light transmission is just right, and the polarization makes these work compared to the non polarized version.
plaintiff -
Not realy good comparing to my previous g15 lens on rayban because the colour relfection like a rainbow, price is absolutely a loser with my shaun white plaintiff model compare to rayban with polarize.
The Game -
I used to be into just iridium lenses. Blacks, reds, fires and rubies were the only lenses I would use. I then wanted something more subtle and found grey polarized in a pair of frogs, and I'm glad I did. I can see where people would say they are boring lenses but this lens does its job and does it well. I look foward to buying more models with this lenses.
skull.jacket -
I have always had an aversion to the Grey lens until I got the Polarized version. I have been exposed to many different brands over the years through RFI, and they all looked drab and seemed relatively ineffective. So there was no way I was going to drop some of my own coin on a frame and be stuck with some blah Grey lens. Better to hold out for Fire or Ice or whatever, right?

That was until I got the Split Jacket with the Grey Polarized lens (yep, it was that recent). I was looking forward to the VR28 with this frame as I had used them in the past. But the Grey Polarized completely changed my view (pun intended) of this lens. Turns out, I just kept using the wrong brand (when will I learn?) or tried to use them all the time forgetting every lens has its purpose. Once I had the Oakley Plutonite on my face, suddenly everything became clear (I did it again!). The lens is kinda borning, to be sure, but it is way better than I thought it would be. The Polarization is a definite plus (as it always is) and more than makes up for any (noticeable) loss in light blocking compared to Black Iridium.

Total comfort when wearing all day; very much reminds me of the Black Iridium. Now I don’t believe the Grey Polarized is a substitute for the BI (the Grey certainly isn’t) but it is still a worthy stand-in and does well in all but extremely bright light. I was surprised at just how comfortable my eyes were – no squinting or discomfort as the clouds changed. And unless it became stormy or dark, the Grey Polarized stayed strong.

Using the Grey Polarized had made me go back and revisit the Grey as I am sure I must have missed something. That not withstanding, I am sure the Polarization had a lot to do with how well this lens performed. Unless you have to wear Grey lenses to be IAW APEL, I am sure that many of you aren’t running to the store to grab a bunch of these. Even if you use a good Polarized Iridium, I am sure it was favored due to the color or fit of the lens rather than the base. But if you are ever in need of a good backup lens (and Grey & Grey Polarized can sometimes be an inexpensive grab) this would be a good one to get ahold of.

Not my favorite lens, but not bad either!

Overall: 3 - Recommended - Get One If You See One
oaklitaly -
my Gascan works well with these. Not so good with extreme or frontal brightness.
Wookieman -
Similar to crystal black only less blue green. A nice nuetral colorway.
TERRORISM -
After finally acquiring this colorway in the Radar I was a bit disappointed; it's almost identical to Crystal Black, but with more of a neutral color tint (Crystal Black has a bit of a blue tint compared to Grey Smoke). In fact, the only way I could tell the difference was to hold both pairs up to the light.

Raymond Karlsson -
Is this the same as Light Grey Transition? Then it's my favorite everyday-lenses (wear them on a pair of Half Jackets XLJ in carbon fibre finish). It goes from looking like clearglass indoors to dark grey in the outdoor sunlight. Mine is a prescription pair, so I also get perfect vision. Doesn't look too hip but who cares with that performance!

DoctorCrip -
I'm not old enough to remember these from when they first came out, but they still seem well done considering when they are from and what their advertising budget was back then.
Iggy -
I have this on my RX O Wires, and is a nice dark satin grey. Very similar to 'Dark', but without the bluish tinge and slightly lighter in tone.
splatter -
great lower light lens
nice shape and coveraged without execss bulk
jumpman73 -
I had the gunmetal color on a pair of Half Jackets I use to own. Its looks really cool. Its reminded me a lot of the x-metal color. I really like the look of gunmetal with dark iridium lenses like blue or black.
sparra -
As the flame styles go, this is one of the better options, as they show up nicely against the gunmetal. Wouldn't be a frame I'd choose personally, but if you want something a little different then it might well be the way to go.
Rick -
I think the whole flame fascination was a backwards step for Oakley. Rather than following this obvious passing trend, they should have concentrated on creating more intesting colors. Although, I have to admit to buying a few shirts with flames on them. Still rock them too.
LEX7 -
Dunno which i like better, this or the black with green flames. this one just reminds me of harley davidson so many of their flame logo stuff uses this colourway.
much nicer than the black base in the other frame. it is similar to FMJ 45mm but with orange flames over it.
very badass.
Dann -
Color: Liquid Grey and Cannon Red
I bought this in Hawaii and found it to be a very nice rash guard. It fits snuggly and gives you that little extra layer of protection without a bulky wet suit. It dries very quickly so you aren't soaking wet for hours after swimming.
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