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Dann -
H.I. Blue, named for the reflective coating, not the lens tint, really does a good job making your entire frame of vision brightened up. I wear these at night on my bike and never have a problem. I thought the Titanium clear lenses would be best for nighttime, but those are only 54% light transmission, and these are 86%, plus the yellow tint increases the contrast. They are difficult to wear when it's sunny because everything becomes too bright, but when it's overcast or evening to night, they are perfect. Unfortunately there aren't any models of glasses left using it, only goggles. You may be able to track down the Square Wires or Fours which I recommend as well.
banarno -
Nice Blue reflective coating on the outside of this lens gives it a special touch to look at,and it is an overall excellent lens to look through on very dark,overcast days,and even in the evening.
american image -
i have a square wire with this lenscolour , which is one of those eyewearpieces to never leave my car. unmissable whil driving rain , fog , lowlight-conditions. I actually wore this one on the day of my wedding ( december 27 ) because of bad weather...
Dann -
I have this lens in both glasses and goggle form, and even though they are supposedly slightly different, you get the same effect. Everything is very bright and very yellow. Very nice shade for night driving.
Brian -
Just bought this lens in half jacket XLJ. It's a perfect lens for night time outdoor sports, softball, baseball, ect. Highly recommended and encourage anyone to try it out.
Ijon__Tichy -
They look nice, but like all of the clear lenses you'll probably wear them on dark days or at night.

But if you wear them at night you'll expect that every source of light gets 2 additional sisters... it feels as if you cleared two or three bottles of wodka.

So - why should someone need a clear lense that makes you feel drunk ?!

I still prefer persimmon as low/no-light lense and emerald slate as low light lense with iridium coating.

dan-E -
An excellent low-light lens, the Blue Iridium coating give these an extra visual kick over the regular H.I. Yellow lens. Despite the Iridium, your eyes are still very visible but it probably doesn't matter since they're perfect for brightening up grey, overcast days and early evenings.
Tick -
Are you depressed? Is your life gloomy? Slide on the instant sunshine of H.I. Blue & Brighten any day! After you eyes get used to this level of enhanced vision, everything looks dull by comparison through your own eyes.
Ed -
A must if you live in a place that has a lot of gloomy weather. On an overcast day, the yellow tint makes it seem like the sun is out. Good for the mood, and it increases contrast and depth perception, too.
bong -
great lenses! i wear these on gloomy, overcast days and they really brighten up your world. the Blue Iridium coating look really interesting with the yellow tint.
LEX7 -
Great lens.
you get alot of contrast with this lens, despite the name you dont get alot of blue with this lens.
when looking at the front of the lens you see the blue coating very clearly but it is very hard to tell once you a wearing them.
great for golf and skiing in flat light,
but I would use these as more of an indoor lens.
BrianJ1888 -
I actually use these when I drive on the highway at night. Around town, I wouldn't, but it helps to reduce eye fatigue from headlights in your mirrors, and road glare. When it's really cloudy, I guess you could use them outside. I played a game of racquetball with these on at the gym, and found the yellow lens to really brighten up the flat light.
o-xide -
I have this on my Wisdom goggles. I would say not the best out there except on really gloomy days on the snow. I did not get a lot of contrast going down the slopes. The lens is just really nice to look at
contrabandit -
One of my favorite lenses! The contrast is extreme!! And after 1-2 minutes of wearing them your eyes get used to this new level of light and everything looks boring when you take them off again. The blue mirror on top of the lenses looks very classy too, so apart from some ghosting troubles theese lenses are addictive. Instant sunshine and light therapy!
Munkfish -
Lovely lenses, I use them for night driving - also useful when you want to cheer yourself up - make everything seem that little bit brighter!
ball5out -
absoloutely the lens u want if u wanna get a headache lol! driving at night with it does get me abit dizzy but if ur not really moving around like if ur in a drive in movie and still wanna sport the O, then I dont get the occational head throbbing
oakwood-jones -
Excellent lens for the super socked in can hardly see your hand in front of your face type days. Probably oakleys best lens for true overcast conditions. No lens will make you see well in that type of conditions but the hi-blue does help to step up the contrast of the snow a little bit. Not versitile at all. Anything but socked in overcast conditions and you'll be wishing you had a differet lens. Even on party cloudy days this lens is not good. Sport it in direct sunlight and your eyes will fry straight out of their sockets. On more than one occaision i've woke up in the morning to super cloudy and snowy conditions. So I throw on my goggles with the hi-blue lens and everythings great till about noon then the sun starts creeping out. Last thing you want to happen with this lens. I give it 5 stars just because it works so well in the conditions it was designed for, it's just not the right choice if there's any chance of changing conditions.
TERRORISM -
If H.I. Persimmon seems too boring, H.I. Yellow may suit you better. With a bright yellow base and a Blue Iridium coating, this lens shines with aura that few other lens options possess. While these lenses function well for low-light conditions, they become a liability in bright light.
Revelstoke -
I've had these in multiple pairs of goggles over the years (currently in a pair of Splice). They are hands down the best low-light lens ever for snow uses. Weather here is often overcast (reason we get so much snow) and these do a great job of increasing contrast.

aside: I find myself laughing at the people who complain about using them at night for fashion reasons...might want to consider not wearing glasses when it's dark.

If you ski/board while it's snowing, these will be a great addition.
skull.jacket -
- XX Twenty Jet Black/H.I. Blue -

This lens came as a big surprise to me. I use them at every opportunity. These are definitely a 5.

So, right up front - got these on Ebay. Not for the lenses, but for the Twenty frame they came in. I immediately wrote them off as soon as I purchased them because I had yet to receive a set of lenses off the bay that weren't already destroyed no matter what the description said.

These came nearly flawless and I was shocked. Immediately put them to use and I was really glad I did. I use them for inclimate driving, particularly on dark and stormy days, heavy overcast, etc. On those days everything goes from dark & dreary to Baghdad Sunny! Looks more like a duststorm than a rainstorm especially when I can see the dreariness in my peripheral. So much so that I tend to forget to turn my headlights on for the other drivers!

The Blue Iridium does give off a bit of a 3D effect that is more noticable during night driving; this keeps me from using them at night as the effect tends to offset any benefit of contrast. The 3D effect is noticable during inclimate days as well but only slightly so and doesn't bother me at all.

In terms of looks, I simply don't care - they work far too well for me to be concerned with how I look while wearing them. I guess if I look goofy, I bet I look goofy and HAPPY!

Not for during the day, obviously. This lens can most likely be described as the equal and opposite of the Black Iridium - doesn't block ANY light; rather it is the most contrasting of the contrast lenses and thus enhances EVERYTHING. Probably would be better off wearing nothing at all than the H.I. Blue during a sunny day!

Bottom line ... love this lens. it is by far my favorite, albeit only useful during certain conditions. Still, I wish this lens was available for every frame.
o-xide -
These are the best night lenses there is. I use it at work as a protective eyewear working graves at a biotech manufacturing plant. I get plenty of comps and keeps me up all night because it's pleasant to the eyes with the light transmission that penetrates thru.
fullback -
When I first saw the HI Persimmons, I was skeptical that a 59% transmission lens would make things appear brighter. After actually wearing these lenses during those grey, cloudy, and blah days, I changed my mind. They DO make everything appear brighter. Looking through the lenses, especially on a cloudy day, there is a slight orange hue to everything - as if the sun was shining. I would not wear it at night though - you're better off with clear lenses. Also, its very aesthetically pleasing to look at.
dj.MLYT -
Just picked up the Japanese Exclusive Splice, and this lens is awesome. My new favorite for sure.

The contrast is intense that it's like it actually makes things BRIGHTER rather than filtering out light. The Blue Iridium coating on the persimmon base, adds a really cool looking effect, when seen at the right angle. These are awesome for nighttime or really overcast days, or even indoors. I don't want to take these lenses off.
Rick -
I have these in the Murasaki Sports Splice. They are definitely unique but I haven't got much wear out of them since they are so suited to low light. I fear what would become of me if I was stranded in a bright, sunny day with just this lens for protection. It is a great indoor lens as mentioned in the other reviews. It is not suited for daily use, but it is something quite out of the ordinary and in this recent phase of Black, Grey, Dark Grey, and Warm Greys - it is nice to have a fun alternative.
jumpman73 -
These are awesome lens options. I tried these in my Half Jackets and they are great for the day and also at night. I prefer to use these in overcast conditions.
Tick -
This is a damn sexy lens. I love the Persimmon in the first place but then you put a Blue Iridium sheen on there & they are lustful! There's just nothing better than these for overcast days!
LEX7 -
gorgeous lens, ive always wanted it since trying out on some oakley goggles, but saldy cos i cant wear the goggles i finally got this lens on the splices.
it is basically persimmon with a blue coating, you get a nicer more orange contrast than the one oyu get with normal persimmon.
this is one of the best skiing lenses you can get.
Ed -
Great for overcast days, haze, or even light fog conditions. The orange tint has a way of cutting through haze and improving contrast and depth perception. Filters a little more light than HI Blue, so it will still work even under somewhat brighter conditions.
Dann -
Just got these on my Splice's, and they're very cool. They brighten everything up like HI Blue, but with half the light transmission. Not to mention they look pretty cool from the outside. You can see right through, since the iridium doesn't create as much mirror effect on low light lenses.
dan-E -
Compared to the H.I. Blue, these are a slightly darker to look through, but they're visually more arresting from the outside. An excellent low light lens. These are a great choice if the yellow lenses are a bit much.
sargassum66 -
Just got my first pair of glasses equipped witht hese lens and I absolutely love them. Not only are they aestheticlly pleasing, but they are also great to look through. Gives everything an orangish-red sort of hue and they do not produce any ghosting. Depending how the light hits them they can look blue, purple, orange, red, or pink. They look absolutely amazing. They are supposed to be suited for low-light conditions, but I wore them on a sunny Florida day and they were just great for protection, and my eyes are sensitive to the sun. I must have more glasses with these lenses.
ball5out -
perfect for nighttime and low light conditions. can also substitute for safety glasses if ur cutting other custom lenses for ur juliets
TERRORISM -
Part of the thrill of owning these lenses is their exclusivity. Very few models offer the HI Persimmon lens, and it is not only a beauty to behold - it also intensifies light for darker/overcast conditions. My first pair arrived in the Night Camo/HI Persimmon Vented Sweep M Frame configuration, and trying them on brightened the environment considerably. In short, they are a true testament to Oakley's "Mad Science" paradigm. Do what must be done to add these lenses to your collection.
o-believer -
A lens that works surprisingly good even when the sun comes out. Perfect for all flat light conditions, I can wear them even when it's nearly dark. Perfect contrast and depth perception enhancement.
Dave -
Just got this gorgeous lens for my Radars. It's a very functional and versatile lens and a strong recommendation particularly for use in cloudy and low light conditions. Works pretty well even at night too I must say. And I just love the classy touch of the blue iridium tint on it,a lot sexier that the regular Persimmon IMO. 5 Skulls all the way!
Raymond Karlsson -
This is a very bright contrast lens. It also shade a bit better than the ordinary Persimmon when the sunlight appears between clouds. After a few minutes one get used to the orangeness from inside and just experience a good sight.

Deakerdoo -
I've got these in a pair of Half Jackets. Great for overcast, indoor and outdoor, I even wear them at night in restaurants. The glasses just look great. One thing they are not good for is a bright day. I made the mistake of riding my motorcycle with these on a bright day...wrong choice. Love these lenses.
Dom -
Good shooting lens, especially for military style rifle ranges where the targets are either green or white.
William -
Makes everything look sharper and brighter. Love to look at the greenery with this lens. It makes them very lustrous. My only problem is when you take off the glass. Everything looks so dull thereafter.

I have it on with my path. Excellent for overcast condition.
Wookieman -
HOLY CRAP! These things will brighten up your day. A good safety glass lens and good for very flat light. They do exactly what they're supposed to do.
Sian -
I have used Persimmon lenses for shooting for years, and just got some Radars with H.I. Persimmon. It's nothing but an improvement, the iridium coating helps cut glare and seems to improve contrast slightly as well. It's also great for driving on overcast days, where the improved contrast really shines.
splysurlife -
It's been said and done,these lens are suitable for low light and just sharp looking lens and i don't use it that much since they are no longer available for my splice.
XNTRIK -
Simply the best, I’ve used pers. for 17yrs now. Boarding in the Rocky Mountains (USA & CAN), all over Europe and some places in Asia. Last week (w/ H.I. Per) the first day was in a snow storm (whiteout conditions) no worries… then the next 3 days were fro slight overcast to blue bird (still great). I tend to have sensitive eyes but I still find them “OK” in the bright blue. My personal all around fav….. I also have had Yellow, greens, grey, also have VR28 Polarized (great too but to dark for me in the shadows) the point is these are a must have.!!!!!
Cam -
I have the H.I. Persimmon on my Radars. I use them for playing beach volleyball and they really brighten up and add contrast to those dark, cloudy, overcast days. They really are amazing lenses! Like someone else said, everything looks so dull and gloomy after taking these off. They won't prevent anyone from seeing your eyes so don't get them if that matters to you. If, however, you want something for those low light conditions then these lenses are for you!
anonymous -
they make you instantly happier when you look through them, they just light everything up and add colour
stormpeakco -
Crowbars/H.I. persimmon are the best combination that I've ever used while skiing in the Rockies. Unless it is a bright, cloudless blue bird day I'm wearing these when snowy, cloudy or near whiteout days (face it, even a lazer is perfect in a whiteout).
Uye -
Polarized lenses asecus discoloration and waviness when you look at LED lights/displays. This is precisely why pilots can't wear polarized; it messes with their instrument panels.This is a known fact and it has nothing to do with distortion or anything of that matter.
LEX7 -
I have these on my XLj,
they are good for golf and flat light skiing.
ive also been told H.I. Yellow is good for shooting but i have yet to test that theory.
Dann -
These are available on old vintage models, but can still be obtained for Half Jacket replacement lenses. They are the same as H.I. Blue only without the iridium coating, so viewing through them will be the same, but people will be able to see your eyes, since the mirror is not there.
jumpman73 -
I really like to use these when the sun is almost down. It is good for going on the driving range or for an evening bike ride.
Munkfish -
Use this lens whilst cycling - good for when you don't want to use clear, but only really good for indoor/dusk/night.
johnnyfreeball -
great contrast lenses. i've worn them for shooting, to cycling, or just because the weather here was grey. the only thing i don't like about them is the ghosting from oncoming headlights. this came into play if i was cycling at night, of course. but a good lense for most low light applications. they do, however have the blue iridium coating, yet the box and sales guy both say they're the h.i. yellow, not blue... i wonder.
Ijon__Tichy -
These lenses are horrible. Some batches look pretty cool from the outside, the blue mirror can be incredible (Frankie_f_4_f has HIY Gascan lenses that almost look like Ice Iridium in the sun). But the ghosting is the strongest I've seen so far. And there's no improvement like on the new ruby clears (almost no ghosting) - I have HIY for the Crosshair and you go crazy watching you're own eyes moving. Same thing on the Twenty XX and the gascan. I really comment the usual Yellow or Persimmon lenses - or if you want to have a freaky mirror, take the new rubys.
Raymond Karlsson -
I once had an Oakley Blade lens (bought in 1991) in Yellow. This High Intensity Yellow tint is in a pair of HalfJacket XLJ that I have for evening or fog bike riding. It is between Clear and Persimmon in light transmission. Better than the old Blades colour as I recall (Yellow without Iridium is still available in the Radar versions) but really a speciality low light item.
Raymond Karlsson -
I should mention that it works fine for me when riding my road bike in the evenings. The Yellow with Iridium coating softens the headlights from the meeting traffic quite well.
monster_beetle -
I have these lenses in my Flak Jacket, and use them mainly for my skating. As it is inside a hall I cannot have really dark lenses, these were the ultimate outcome. They make the world just looks a bit brighter.
On certain angles you won't be able to see my eyes, but mostly you can just see them. I don't really care about that, but would love to have them completely mirroring. In that case you have to go to the H.I. Blue lenses, point is that the yellow in this lense is just so fine, it makes things a bit softer to the eye, and at the same time the world a brighter place.
Ian -
I have them in a Gascan as well as an extra lens for my Wisdom Goggles. I haven't really used them, but when looking through them to get a feel for what they do was what sold me. They are a very purpose built lens. Maximum contrast with minimal shading. They are amazing for seeing definition in snow. I'm very surprised at how in-demand they are becoming...
Ian -
I have them as an extra lens for my Wisdom Goggles. I haven't ever used them, but when looking through them to get a feel for what they do was what sold me. They are a very purpose built lens. Maximum contrast with minimal shading. They are amazing for seeing definition in snow.
Ian -
I have them as an extra lens for my Wisdom Goggles. I haven't ever used them, but when looking through them to get a feel for what they do was what sold me. They are a very purpose built lens. Maximum contrast with minimal shading. They are amazing for seeing definition in snow.
Steve -
I have these lenses in the xlj version for my half jackets. They are a very sharp set of lenses. I use them for baseball on overcast days, and they brighten everything up. I also use them quite a bit for night time skiing.
Heli-guy -
One of the best (if not the best) flat-light conditions illuminator, bright and contrast.
Perfect for storm-riding, so it's generally speaking my no-friends-pow-day lens, happy to wear it.

As mentioned everywhere - it is pure specific and not all-conditions universal lens so you'll need a spare one if the sun comes out .

Summary: must have if you like storms, but know what you buy.
Deez -

just got them with my airbrake goggles (along with dark grey). These lenses are really good so far, im very impressed with the look and performance. Im pretty stoked that i now have goggles and lenses that allow me to switch mid day. i havent used the lenses yet but i wear them round the house. ill post later skiing results.
Don -
Straight best lenses for low to very low light. use these in your worst conditions, thats what they were built for. and for what they were designed, they kick ass! if you want a flat light lens, this is it.
Mark -
Best lense on the market for skiing in the North East. I have them on a pair of splice and an old A-Frame. Unless the sun was shining like I was on the beach in Florida, then these are the only option up here in the North. Lot of overcast, snowy, low-light ski days. Awesome
Captain Plastic -
I LOVE these shoes! They feel amazing and I wear them whenever I can! Most people think they are slippers and if they didn't have huge rubber bottoms I'd wear them as slippers as well. They are very easy to slip in and out of and the shoe itself feels very sturdy
o-static -
true they are very nice and the fell is amazing. bought three of them in one day. vry light, not heavy. nice stitching , gr8 craftsmanship.you can wear them anytime. you can go out and still look classy. very well thought. in my case i have to wear it with thin socks. fells better. nice fit.
must buy
tharris252002 -
Found a pair on ebay and bought them immediately. They are extremely comfortable, like a pair of slippers. I got a size larger and they are a bit large in the heel but the addition of some insoles seemed to help. They look great with jeans and give an air of casual refinement.
sparra -
Color: White

A clear, cool and simple design, with the icon and 'Oakley' nice and large. I particularly like the slogan 'Half Art, Half Science' as it sums up the O philosophy perfectly. All in all, a nice shirt.
Ed -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Beautiful sunglasses. The Black Chrome frame has a nice bronze tint that is not shown in the picture. Snug fit, very comfortable. Titanium Iridium has a brownish tint that is great for a wide range of light conditions.
Ed -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: 24K Iridium

Midnight frame is a very deep, metallic blue that looks great in the sun. Good color combination for University of Michigan alumni/fans without spending extra $$ on the "official" Michigan Oakley's (e.g. M-Frames with the engraved block 'M' on the lens).
Ed -
Frame: Polished Aluminum
Lens: Titanium

Although I parted with my Polished Juliet's, I still wanted something with a polished frame. Since I've had good luck with Half Jackets, I went for these. The shiny frames look much better in the sun, where they seem almost like real metal. Inside, they look more satin-finished and painted. The Titanium Iridium lenses are nice as usual. Since I already have Ti lenses on my Black Chrome Half Jackets, I am considering getting a pair of VR28 Blue Polarized lenses for these. I think that would look pretty neat.
BrianJ1888 -
Frame: Dark Gray
Lens: Ice Iridium Polarized
Superb. Love the lenses in these. I work out on the water as a sailing instructor and these glasses are perfect. Not the tightest fit, but they don't fall off. When there's clouds rolling in, I switch to the G30 lenses in a few seconds and I can see everything in excellent detail. one issue, the hinges are already pretty loose, and I've only had them for a few months. I love these enough to commit the Oakley sin of using a cord on them (no diving overboard to rescue these).
shanafan -
Frame: Polished Aluminum
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Just so you know.. this pair is only available at Sunglass Hut stores. So, it is available, but just at that store. That's the case here in the Midwest USA
JL -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: 24k Iridium

I've had these glasses forever and can be used for almost everything. Unobtanium on nose and earstems made this a comfortable glass to wear, 24k lens was a plus in really bright conditions. The hinges were very loose on mine so putting them on with one hand was tricky, but once they're on you can't go past how good you actually look in them.
Dann -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Fire

I've borrowed these a few times and they feel very comfortable. The lenses aren't the easiest thing to perform a 'quick swap', but are fine for daytime/evening lighting changes. The Thumbprint icon seems to rub its coating off though.
Buz -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Black Iridium

Extremely comfortable. They’re so light you simply forget they’re there. I play basketball with them outdoors and, being very sensitive too bright light, I have to wear sunglasses. I tried different kinds, and the half-jackets are amazing. I simply forget they’re on, and when I run my towel over my face I bump into them. I also snowboard with them when conditions don’t require goggles, they’re perfect.
I recommend them highly.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Ducati
Lens: Black

I love the Red/Black combos that Oakley does. These are really cool and they stand out very well. I wish that Oakley decided to put the logo across the nose bridge. Still, very nice pair. All I need is a bike now.
jumpman73 -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Ti Clear

I had to get these BTO and it was well worth it. The frame is very cool while the Ti clear lens is awesome. Now I'm wanting Ti Clear on all my frames, or at least have that option to swap out.
TiO2 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

These were the first Oakleys I bought for my husband, and they looked awesome on him. They are a little wide for smaller faces, but still beautiful, versatile sunglasses.
We ended up giving them to someone as a Christmas present because the guy wouldn't stop going on about how much he loved them, so I'll be picking up another pair soon...
sparra -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Very cool sunglasses, and I particularly like this colourway as it looks the business. I really like the titanium iridium, both to look at and to look through! I only give it a 4 personally because XLJ lenses are better for my face.
cycling-pablo -
Frame: Pearl
Lens: Ice Polarized
Have to be the most versitile pair of glasses I own. I can go to work in these, do my bike races, do what ever and still look good. Awesome color too, not really matte but not a polished finish either.
damyster -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Fire Iridium

My golfin' Oaks! Frames are lightweight and fit securely and the fire lens are superb.
fullback -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: none (frame only purchase)

I've been searching high and low for the matte black Half Jacket and finally found a store that sold it - frame only too!!! I love the frame colour - its nice and clean. I'm not sure if my pair is the SI Frame since the icons are silver and the stenciling on the nosebridge is white. Also, the earsocks don't extend all the way to the "bud" at the end of the stems, but thats ok. I can always buy a replacement kit. The fit is perfect as usual with the larger nose bombs. I currently have HI persimmons on and they look great. If you don't want a flashy frame colour, get the matte black or grey!
norm -
Frame: jet black
Lens: black iridium, ruby iridium, and positive red iridium

I was always a little wary of the open-design frame, but these are superb. After years with eye jackets that moved around a little on my face it is great to have a frame with nosebombs---these things don't move at all, all day long. I cannot pick just 1 lens, so having the option to switch things up everyday day is huge. Changing out lenses the first time was terrifying---I thought I'd break them or the frame, but now its easy, just push...HARD!
Stephen -
Frame: FMJ
Lens: Ice

When people say "I just got a new pair of Oakleys", usually what runs through your head is good instead of bad. That is because Oakley makes probably the best sunglasses on earth. The Oakley half jackets is another reason why your thoughts about oakley sunglasses will be good instead of bad. Although I never have owned a pair personally, my friend happened to leave me his ( for a few months ) and I have had extensive time to find out how good they were. First off they fit excellent. Not tight at all like some oakleys I have owned and own. The love the arms how they kind of swing up instead of straight across. Overall looks of these are great if you like the bottom half of the frame gone around the lenes. Me personally I prefer a full jacket is the only reason I rated them a 4. Most of these glasses are in the cheaper to medium range price for oakley prices. So if you are looking for some glasses with only half the frame around the lens, incredible looks and protection, Look no further than the Oakley half jackets!
dan-E -
Frame: Pearl
Lens: Black Iridium

Leave it to Oakley to come out with dual-exchangable lens sunglasses that are functional, fit well, and not cumbersome. I'm a longtime fan of the M-Frame and their easily switchable lenses and great functionality so I really don't have a need for Half Jackets but I love how they look and their comfortable fit. The new pearl frame is quite attractive and the riveted Icons are pretty cool. However, they're on the smaller side so those with big heads might feel a pinch.
enkei -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Black Iridium

My first Oakleys. They're lightweight, look great, offer excellent eye coverage, and stay on my head. The Jet Black frame looks sleek and goes well with a variety of lens options.

The Half Jackets sit pretty close to your eyes; the top of the frame will brush up against your eyebrows. After heavy use the tops of the lenses will get pretty gunked up with oil because of how close they sit to your face. But of course, without the lenses so close to your eyes, you wouldn't get the excellent coverage that these sunglasses offer.

Removing the lenses is a pretty scary ordeal at first -- putting them back in made me think I was going to snap the frame in half -- but it's not that hard once you get used to it.

I love my Half Jacket. They're worth every penny.
joeybravo13 -
Frame: jet black
Lens: VR50/Brown transition

they are perfect for any type of cycling. i use mine when i go off road on my mountain bike. My eyes are always protected from stuff flying into them, as well as all the harmful UV from the sun. With the lens changing from dark to light, when i crash and burn its not because the sun was blinding me, or because i couldn't see.
and with the unobtainium i don;t have to worry about these slipping.
on the downside i tend to have issues with them fogging up when i stop, and since the darkness is determined by the amount of UV, they don't get as dark in the car because the a lot of the UV is filtered out by your windshield
LUSCIOUS -
Frame: all
Lens: all

For style... for sports... golf... whatever... these are perfect. The best thing about them: custom make the colors you want. There's 2 lens types (other is XLJ) and if you can get your hands on some other colored earsocks, nose piece and lenses... even the dicontinued ones... you've got yourself a custom Oak. Wear them for fashion or active sports.
eyeyeye -
Frame: Black
Lens: Clear

Use the combination while playing squash, so it's been tested to the extreme - including getting hit with a racket.
It's comfortable, with a secure fit. It does not slip down my nose, so I don't need to push it back up, taking away my concentration.
The lens is perfect! No blurs or distortion whatsoever. Besides that, it is virtually unbreakable, hence the racket it stopped.
BrianJ1888 -
Frame: White Camo
Lens: Titanium Iridium
If I could, I'd give these more, simply because their only sold in Japan. The White Camo on this one is different from the Monster Dog; it's glossy compared to the Dog's matte finish. The manager at a store in the mall looked baffled when he saw these.
oogie -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Titanium

A great pair of glasses for sport. A definite alternative to those that aren't flattered by the M-Frame. Very light, comfortable, and it's great to not have to worry about the frame getting into your line of sight with the half frames. I really like the overall lines/styling of the frames, especially the color contrasts.
x-metalman -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Titanium Iridium
I tried these on with the intent of buying, but quickly found that they were not made for a very wide range of head sizes. They are very nice, but only accomodate a small range of head sizes. Still, very nice color scheme.
Ford -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Persimon

Pro's in comparrison with other cycling (my main use) glasses:
* accessories and lenses are widely available.
* they also look good when used for other purposes than cycling.
* excellent range of lens options.
* excellent fit.

Con's
* the stem's don't combine well with hat's, beanies and helmets.
* bit more expensive than the competition.
DisturbedEarth -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Fire Irridium

I kind of got these by default - but wow...man these things are comfortable....I can't believe how light they are....I definitely see more frame/lens combo's in the future. Highly recommend!
TekDragon -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Black
One of my fav pairs of Oakley's. Very comfortable. I love that you can easily change lenses. I need to get some more since I just have the stock pair of black Iridium. Oakley should make a case just for lenses so rabid O fans like us can take one of every color with us!! The only possible negative about these is the earstems are a little bulky. That and I never really liked the rivited icon on these, but these are minor gripes on what is otherwise an awesome glass.
filmetal -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium

This becomes my alternate for my M frame when I'm out riding my roadbike. Fits well, though not much coverage compared to mframe. However, this is more versatile since you can wear it on nonsports activities.
ae86 -
Frame: Matte black, gunmetal logo (SI frame)
Lens: Grey Polarized, titanium polarized

I have the SI version of the Half Jackets. I wear these glasses the most becuase I need conservative glasses for work and it doesn't get much more conservative than the SI versions. I like the way Splice looks a lot also, but I don't wear them that much right now.

These glasses are very comfortable and stay put on my face. The gentle give and the Unobtanium keep the glasses on my face very well. I can go running and these glasses don't budge a bit - I do trail running too. The Unobtanium gets a bit sticky when I get sweaty which I find to be a great feature. It helps the glasses stya on my face better.

The grey lens not very dark and is great for the shorter days during the winter and most of the summer too. It's a great all-around lens and I find I like them a bit better than black iridium polarized. The titanium iridium polarized lenses are starting to become my favorites because it enhances contrast.

I often forget that I'm even wearing them because of good coverage, optical quality, and comfort. It does feel very strange when I take off the glasses after having worn them with the titanium leses though because of the color shift.
Judge21 -
Frame: Pearl
Lens:HI Yellow/Blue
Made these custom for night time driving Love them and love the half jacket period great fit and the customizability is phenominal
strake -
Frame: Pearl
Lens: Black Iridium and Titanium Iridium
These have been used as my beater pair for sports when I feel that the X metal is not valuable for the occasion. They held up really well and I changed the titanium lenses in for driving recently. The black gloss frame would have been very suitable for semi-formal occasions as well.

Very versatile with many choices for customisation. They are unisex and my wife wears them sometimes.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Really clean looking frame. The Jet Black is a very glossy black. I'm not a big fan of the polarized lenses but I got it for cheap so I can't complain. I swapped the lenses out with fire Rx.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Pearl
Lens: Ti Clear

Awesome shades. I can't get enough Pearl frames. They look so clean. These were done through the BTO program. Ti Clear lenses are awesome for overcast and to look stylish. The best of both worlds, Ti Clear and Pearl.
TDM -
Frame: Pearl
Lens: Black Iridum

This works extremely well as a contrast, being a star wars fan I liken these to the kind of sunglasses you could imagine a stormtrooper wearing while enjoying a spot of R&R lol
O-Whores -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Black Iridium

Frame: Pearl
Lens: -Red Iridium

These are great for running, they fit nice and snug and breath really well. I use them with the larger nose pads for more cheek clearance, but without them they are fine for everyday use. Got the first pair for free, got the second out of "necessity".
Just Circuit -
Frame: Polished Aluminum
Lens: Titanium Iridium

I was truly pleased with the glasses until the coating started to peel. Still truly appreciate the color of the frame and lens color combination. Oakley is supposed to have a honorable warranty policy. I will fill you in later as to how honorable they really were.
Sweeet shades! -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Fire Iridium
These are my first new pair of Oakleys, but I also have a pair of Mag Switchs I got used. They are really great even though the design is almost a decade old, they still look fresh and modern! I love the way the Fire Iridium looks on the black with the matching orange logo. They also look great as contrasting colors next to the Ice Iridium Mag Switch glasses I have.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Powder Blue
Lens: Slate Iridium

This color scheme is awesome. Even though these are a women's model, I would without hesitation sport these. Eye coverage is excellent and the frame is very light weight.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Pearl w/White
Lens: Black Iridium

I gave these an extra star for being all white. I love this pair. The look is awesome. Again, even though its a women's model, I will sport these. The only drawback is the white sleeves and temple pads can get dirty.
ball5out -
Frame: silver,gray,carbon fiber,pearl white
Lens: gold iridium,g30,titanium,vr28 blue iridium polarized
this is my "im playing today sunglasses" goes with my athletic wear. Im pretty happy with it
TSIcon8 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black

Nice glasses, awesome function. Definately great for athletics or just to wear.
exrcz -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Gold Iridium
One great pair of shades although paint was rubbing off and lens were scratched. Just got mine back from Oakley, they replaced them and only charged me $40. Great deal w/ the knowledge that they were more than a year old.
Bandgap114 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Fire Iridium
I've owned many sets of Oakleys dating back about 20 years. I've bought most for cycling (but a few for the coolness factor) but these are absolutely the best. These glasses fit my face perfectly and don't let light in from the nose piece or from the sides. They also don't come off much from my face during the riding. I have a set of Twentys that fit almost equally well but the bottom of the frame can obscure my view when I turn around to look whose behind me. These will likely my favorite set for a long time.
Matt SG -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Black iRidium (Polarized)

This is my 2nd pair of half jackets... I got them 2nd hand at a good price, but the previous owner too wasn't forthcoming in the description, so there are a few scratches on the lenses. I actually like them tho, maybe enough to keep them. Time will tell. The jet black frame material is identical to my recently purchased flak jacket (which dispelled my fears of it peeling like my other pair of matt black half js)...

I'll give these a 4-4.5 stars because of the good fit, and the way they look. This is the non-Asian model and it fits my face relatively well, albeit the bottom of the lenses touch my face a little. Though the look isn't as aggressive or sporty as the XLJs, the normal lenses have a sort of quiet cool to it. The frame will come in very handy should I ever decide to change the lenses (FIRE iridium XLJ! :P) I'm leaning more to keeping them...
oakdays -
Frame:Any
Lens: Any
This pair of glasses is one of my favorites when it come to sport performance the have and extremely grate grip that keeps them on my face no matter what, and all the lenses that are available just make it even better to use in different light conditions easy to swap in and out and look good w/ any thing I wear so I don’t have a problem wearing them any time I would recommend this pair to any one and if you have a big face no worries it’s available in an xlj as well and w/ all the new team colors make it even better
Polnochio1111 -
Frame: Red
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I like these out of all my sunglasses..They stay on your face... They're nice..
Raymond Karlsson -
Frame: Jet Black, Carbon Fiber, Silver, Metallic Red, Pewter, Bronze, Brown Smoke, Rootbeer and Plasma.
Lens: VR 50 transition, Light Grey transition rx, Light Blue rx,
G30 Iridium, Clear, Persimmon, VR28 Black Iridium, VR 28 Black Iridium polarized rx, Ice Iridium polarized rx, Emerald Iridium rx, Gold Iridium, all XLJs.

As you can see, I am a fan of these frames and lenses. A little bigger and wider than the average person I appreciate the great
fit on my head/face. And it really stays there no matter how you
push on! (cycle myself). The price is moderate and the choice of finishes and lenses makes the business interesting.
DoctorCrip -
Frame: Dark Grey & Jet Black
Lens: Titanium Polarized & Black Iridium

Classic Oakley - form, function and comfort. The design is timeless and with all the color options, one could find almost anything they are looking for. I'm not that big into changing around the lenses, but for athletes who need to, these glasses are a must-have. The Unobtainium does a great job both keeping these on your head as well as keeping you comfortable when wearing them for any length of time. Overall, definitely five skulls worthy.
Ryan R. -
Frame:Matte Black (OCP) Chrome Icon
Lens: Ice Iridium with custom etching

Absolutely love them! I drooled over these for nearly 4 months, and finally got them as a graduation gift. The fit is fantastic, and stay on my face very well. The unobtanium makes it great when you're sweating, and want the glasses to stay on! The glasses are so comfy, I usually forget I have them on after about 10 minutes. The lenses are so clear, its amazing, because your view is not corrupted at all, its essentially like having someone turn down the brightness on your eyes! I'm very sensitive to light, so I need good glasses, and these fit the bill very well. The interchangeable lenses are great, and I plan on getting clear lenses to go with them, to play racquetball, and a HI yellow for adverse conditions. The matte black frame really sets off the Ice Iridium lenses, and gives them a beautiful contrast. I love the way they look, and people notice them a lot, and take second glances at these glasses!
YI -
Frame: Black on black
Lens: Black Iridium

The first Oakley item that got me hooked on the brand - one look at the display cabinet was all it took, despite the £90 price tag! Absolute joy to wear. Stays on your face no matter how hard you try to shake it off, changeable lens is an absolute plus - I've yet tried these for airsoft just yet, contemplating using M Frames, but used while driving and cycling (H.I. yellow is a life saver in drab UK conditions), light at f@#k on your face and most of all - one looks damn good wearing them!
Kramer -
Frame: FMJ Copper/Carbon Fiber/Bronze/FMJ 5.56/Black
Lens: VR28 Black/Ice Polarized/Ti Polarized/Black Polarized/Ruby

Can you tell I like them? The Half Jacket is the most ingenious sunglasses design of all time, and the variety of frames and lenses make collecting them an addiction. But be careful when buying a frame color other than black. Oakley seems to have a problem with warped earstems on the non-black frames that will cause the frame to sit canted on your face. Otherwise I would have given 5 stars.
Ian -
Frame:
Lens:

I bought a pair of these a couple years back. I ended up selling them due to the weird "wings" on the earstems and because they were superceded by the Flak Jacket. They were good when I had them, but the became obsolete with newer technology, much like the Eyeshades to the M-Frame.
anonymous -
Frame:Jet Black
Lens:Black Iridium Polarized

I bought these for my first pair and I have to admit, not that bad. Comfortable to wear and grip to your head really good. Exellent optical clarity and the polarized lenses are exellent on the slopes and on the lake. My parants thought I was nuts to spend $160 on a pair of shades, but even they admit they are really clear to look through. However, the Unobtanium ear socks start to cirl around the "o" logos and this will probably result in eventual replacement (4 out of 5). Still, a nice pair of shades.
monster_beetle -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Titanium Iridium

An all time classic IMO. Not as common as the m-frame which make them better for me. Lightweight, snug fit and a great peripheral vision. Also found these to fit very well on most faces.
Xtremehardy388 -
Frame: Team Navy
Lens: Bronze/Fire Iridium

This is my second pair of half jackets and they are the custom ones. The frame is VERY durable. I had 250 pound fall on me, when playing football and the glasses didn't have a SCRATCH! VERY impressive. The ability to change the lenses comes in very handy, especially when golfing or fishing. I highly recommend these to anybody who is wanting their first pair of Oakleys. They will NOT be disappointed, in the least.
O4life -
Frame: jet black
Lens:fire iridium
One of my first pairs in 2002. I was a freshman and played lots of sports, these glasses hugged my face perfect never even came close to falling off. and at the time the ability to interchange lenses was fantastic, id us them indoors with persimmon lenses and fire for the day
Ostore690 -
Frame: OCP Pearl
Lens: Fire Iridium

This frame was the best of it time, but now bigger and better things have come along like the Flack Jacket and Radar. This frame gets a 3 because it fits a little to small for my face.
Celicagame -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Fire Iridium

A solid pair of glasses. These can be worn with just about everything. The orange icons compliment the lens. Fire iridium is dark enough for any bright light.
LIEUTENANT -
Frame: Bronze/plasma/fmj 5.56
Lens: Titanium iridum polarized/bronze polarized/ice iridium

I first saw them somewhere in 2004,and it was really love at first sight.However,being completely absorbed by splice,wiretap,and my all time love,the x metal xx,(they are still the ultimate oakleys,and no pit boss will be able to beat them),I actually never got the time for anything more serious.But it is finally the time I purchased them.What can I really say about them,or I should better say,what can I really say first about them?For starters,their design is totally oakley,with the half frame concept being already out of this world.and those fins on the earstems,very succesfully implemented I have to say,scream that this is no ordinary oakley.While the fins on the scars were rather exaggerated,(but this was what the scars should be all about),those ones are similar to the valves,just a little tilted outwards,but very succesful.Just like the wiretap fins I think.And the two pattern earstems with unobtainium being placed both on the front and rear edges of them,make the glasses look similar to rattle snakes.So,you'd better didn't mess with those oakleys!When I wore them for the first time,I was kind of surprised,since being a jacket(and not a frogskin),fan,I expected of course something very tight,but I thought they were closer to straight jackets.It seems that I overlooked that those were made with sports in mind.The fit is very tight,and I mean VERY tight,and right now,I really can't think of how are these ever going to come out of your head.Hands down,they've got the absolute fit!There is also absolutely not gap between their frame,and the head,making further impossible for them to slip,and let's not forget that because of the extra unobtainium closer to the temples,they got some additional grip.The finishes are what impress me the more:bronze,plasma,fmj,they are all classic old time,traditional oakley finishes,that I kinda miss nowadays,with all these simple o matter models coming out.Even for the standards of oakley,the half jackets are a special model.I love them.
LIEUTENANT -
Frame:
Lens:

Edit:I forgot to mention their icons.The half jackets have the best oakley icons ever.This type of icon looking more like a spaceship,with these buttons and notches,is something unlike any other available,and to my knowledge,it isn't apllied anywhere else.It's no coincidence that the 2003-2005 oakley generic box had this kind of icon.Even the elite icon looks cheap compared to that one.and this is what makes this amazing piece of eyewear even more special.Is it the best jacket?In technical terms,yes it is.Beyond this,it's up to the wearers,to decide what they like the most.But all the technical specifications converge to this one.Amazing,truly unbelievable.
LIEUTENANT -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Black iridium

Just got them and they have a killer appearance.The two color design although might seem dull,is full of contrast and brings up the aggressiveness of the frame,specially the fins.And after all this was the very first model of half jacket I ever saw,which means that I owed to myself to own this pair.And the fmj finish is fabulous as always.
LIEUTENANT -
Frame: Polished aluminum
Lens: Titanium iridium

Up to now I thought that the polished aluminum finish was suitable only for the new straight jackets,since the half frame seemed somewhat restrictive.But this one is far beyond what I could imagine.Unlike the smooth straight jacket design,this one is full of edges,and the finish makes all this shine.I would say that the other polished aluminum models such as the minutes,the fives 2.0 and the xx are rather boring.Put in the equation the titanium lenses with the distinguishing etching on their bottom,and you have a bright,shiny,blinding piece of eyewear.If it weren't for the polarized editions whose significance I can't doubt,I'd say that these are the best half jackets.
Sin -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: Fire Iridium
Ive had these glasses for about 9 years now and they are still kicking. Ive put them through heck and back while camping, fishing, children playing with them and they keep going. They are truely amazing.
Ryan -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
If you want a pair of sunglasses that stay on your face..this is the pair! Great for sports. I bought the pair of the G30 lenes for these frames and they work great for golfing.
gaz1980 -
Frame: Polished Black (Red Icons)
Lens: Fire Iridium Polarized

These are my favourite glasses now after trying so many pairs to get the right coverage and fit and lens colour. The frames are light and fit snug and if you have a small head you need to use the small nosepads as the big nosepads give too much of a gap at the bottom and you lose coverage. With the small nosepads you can get great coverage without the lenses touching your eyelashes or cheeks which is great as most smaller sunglasses need to sit too close to get coverage. The red icons compliment the fire iridium perfectly.
The fire iridium polarized is, in my opinion, the best lens oakley has produced. The green base allows you to see contrast but not too much to interfere with normal colour perception like in Titanium Iridium or Gold Iridium. The green base offers so much definition and colour seperation especially with trees. If you look at a cluster of trees with the naked eye all the shades of green blend together and look the same but when you look thru the fire iridium polarized any shades of light green stand out over the darker greens so each layer of green is seperated for better definition. Also, when in full sun with the sun in front of you at forehead height there is no glare. I have had VR28 Black Iridium Polarized while driving & walking with the full sun in front of me and the glare sheets across your vision and you can't see in front of you where fire iridium polarized has no sheet of glare at all and you can see right thru the glare.
Rick -
Frame: All
Lens: All
An absolute monster seller here in Japan. The best stocked Oakley dealers in Tokyo have double and triple wides chalk full of Half Jackets. They are crazy for golf here obviously, and they equate the HJ with being the best all-round sunglasses for the sport. I honestly think this particuar pair of Oakleys has done more for Oakley in Japan than all other models combined. Obviously, Oakley agrees since there is such a wide range of color options available in the Asian fit.
bong -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Black Iridium

i always wanted a pair of Half Jackets, i'd love the idea of having a pair of Oakleys that can act like a chameleon. the Half Jacket's earstems look great as well. i was hoping the Asian Fit version would finally fit me, but unfortunately they don't. i have reason to believe the Asian Fit Half Jacket is essentially the same as the regular versions except for larger nosebombs. regular nosebombs are included as well.
poot -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Fire Iridium

I bought these shades after being sick of struggling to find a pair that would fit on my Asian nose-bridgeless face. I never though I'd be spending over, say, $50, but I decided to give the Oakley store down in SoHo NYC a visit anyway. I'd known all the models that I'd wanted to try from the website, so I asked, and most of the times knew at once whether or not they would work. Monster Dog was a good shape/fit for me, but the lack of Unobtanium worried me. Bottlecap didn't work. Gascans didn't work. Hated the M-frame.

The Half Jackets, however, were completely different. The bigger "Asian" nosebombs really do make a world of difference, and they looked great too. I fell for the Fire lenses the first time I saw them.

In the end, it came down to a stock Jet Black/Smoke lens option,($105 and returnable) vs the Matte Black and Fire lens option ($130, BTO, and nonreturnable). After fifteen or so minutes of deliberation, I went with the second and haven't looked back.
sc -
Frame: Matte black
Lens: Titanium Iridium polarized

Incredible! Sunglasses that actually fit properly! I don't normally bother to write reviews, but all the reviews on this site helped me pick my sunglasses, so I thought I'd contribute.

Regular sunglasses, and eyeglasses for that matter, usually slide down my nose, and/or sit too close to my face due to the common Asian nosebridge issue. So when I heard about Oakley's "Asian fit" sunglasses, I knew I had to give them a try.

Tried the regular half jackets in a store -- the fit was not terrible actually, but not 100%. I decided to just go for it and ordered a custom pair of the "Asian fit" version. They were expensive, but worth the money if you want something really nice. And it was such a good feeling to have a pair of sunglasses that fits so well and so comfortably. (Would recommend the customization route so long as you're sure you won't need to return the sunglasses -- it is not much more expensive, and you get to pick out the frame color, the lens color, the "ear socks" color, etc., so you get exactly what you want).

According to the Oakley rep I spoke with at the time I ordered, and in light of my own observations, the Asian fit version of these sungalsses are not at all different from the regular version, except in one key respect: the nosebridge is slightly different -- narrower, I believe, and larger "nosebombs" are provided. The large nosebombs do the trick quite nicely.

Also, the titanium iridium lenses are great -- reflective, although not 100% so, and a very nice, subtle bronze color. I bought these for biking, running, and going to the beach when it is quite sunny, and they should be perfect. Can't wait for it to get sunny again so I can wear them.
redline8x1000 -
Frame: carbon fiber
Lens: black iridium

i actually like these better than the new Flak jackets because the frame is not as bulky. besides M frames i think these are the best fitting sports shades for me by Oakley.
Matt SG -
Frame: Polished Aluminum
Lens: Titanium Iridium
Icons and Earsocks: Black

My first pair of Asian Fit Half Jackets. After having been through at least six pairs of normal fit ones, I finally get my hands on an AF pair and the difference is subtle, yet remarkable. It actually looks better on my face, without the nosebridge protruding outward by just a bit too much, and with the frame width a little flatter than normal fit HJ, to ensure a better wrap and a better look. With the normal HJs it looked a little like I had a beak on my nose when wearing them, no joke.

I used to think AF on the HJs and FJs were just the larger nosebombs (normal fit ones also come with two sizes of nosebombs, anyway). But it's the frame differences (check out the Oakley webpage on "what is Asian fit?") coupled with the large nosebombs that make AF really suited to Asian-shaped faces, like mine.

Only con here is that the earstem width on AF Half Jackets are made wider, thus not gripping my head as tightly as normal fit HJs both when I prop them up on my head, and when wearing them normally. But then again, my last pair of normal fit HJs gave me a bit of a headache when I wore them as a hairband for too long, haha.

All in, the mating of the Half Jacket's legendary usability, Asian Fit and the great combo from this Polished Aluminum and Titanium Iridium combo makes me give this pair 5 skulls.
Nice -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Polarized Ice Iridium, +Red Iridium, Black Iridium

I love these glasses and I love the variety of different lenses you can choose from. These are my first pairs of Oakley's, and definitely not my last.
panicdog -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Ice Iridium (Polarized)

the half jacket frame is very light and durable, i have at one instance placed it in my pants pocket and accidentally bumped on a table. i was surprised to see that the frame was unscathed although the lens came off. re-installing and removing the lens was just a breeze. the asian fit is really great for people with small nose bridges (like me), the main difference when wearing an asian fit and the standard fit is that you will feel the the glasses hang on to your nose bridge and not on your cheeks (if you've tried the standard fit).
the polarized ice iridium lens looks great. it looks as if it's a black lens but if your under the sun the blue tone is visible (but not visible to the wearer). the polarized lenses really performed very well in reducing the glare (here in the blistering sun of the saudi arabian desert).
Marcio Ribeiro -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Black Iridium

My first pair of Oakleys, after search and try various others models like gascan, minute, i buy this one,it´s so comfortable, fit so well and also very lightweight, that sometimes i just don´t feel them on my face, the extra pair of nosebombs do the job, i try both and the big ones fit better to me.

The design reminds me other 2 models, the Mframe and twenty, don´t know why, but that era (2001-2005) was for me one of the best in terms of design and creativity, today Oakley still the best, and will never be different.

The lenses (black iridium)are so strong, providing a great protection, but the only negative point is that lenses are not so effective in low light conditions.
Joe -
Frame: Fast Jacket XL - Jet Black
Lens: Black Iridium

The Asian fit versions are indeed different, but only subtly so that it's difficult to tell without taking measurements. In fact the lens from the Traditional Fit will not go into Asian Fit frames (I've tried). Don't let your optometrist tell you otherwise because most don't know, but all the Asian Fit frames have slightly narrower nose bridges, slightly less curved frames and larger nose pads.

Does anyone here know what the typical time frame is as to when the Asian Fit versions come out after a new Traditional Fit version is released?

Thanks,
Joe
DarqueNess -
Frame: Pearl
Lens: Viloet Iridium

Just got these a week ago and I love them. The fit is great! Used them golfing and they worked great. Although my Radar are a better golfing sunglass these are very stylish and wear well.
Jerm -
Frame: Silver
Lens: G30 Iridium Polarized

I like these much better than the Flak Jackets and the regular Half Jackets. The fit just feels alot better for some reason. Feels nice and tight, light weight, frame looks great and the color options are awesome! G30 lenses will always be one of my favorite since they don't make everything look super dark when its a little cloudy or dark in some areas like fire or black iridium lenses do. Same as other review it's just a great redesign and is solid Oakley.
Jerm -
Frame: Silver
Lens: G30 Iridium Polarized

I like these much better than the Flak Jackets and the regular Half Jackets. The fit just feels alot better for some reason. Feels nice and tight, light weight, frame looks great and the color options are awesome! G30 lenses will always be one of my favorite since they don't make everything look super dark when its a little cloudy or dark in some areas like fire or black iridium lenses do. Same as other review it's just a great redesign and is solid Oakley.
JS -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
Some really great improvements from the original, which I also liked. The wing is gone, and they look like a Flak somewhat but they fit me better. Good coverage on the lenses (could be a little bigger) and and great grip on the stems and nose pieces. A really good redesign of a classic, no gimmicks like the Fast Jackets, just solid Oakley.
anonymous -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium
I used to own the original half jacket and liked them, however, they just didn't look right on me dispite the fact that I liked the look. Because of that, I was excited for the Half Jacket 2.0 at the hopes of them looking better on my face. Sure enough, they look and fit way better and I am completely satisfied! Great addition to the collection! - Oakley9098
Oakley9098 -
Frame: Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium
I used to own the original half jacket and liked them, however, they just didn't look right on me dispite the fact that I liked the look. Because of that, I was excited for the Half Jacket 2.0 at the hopes of them looking better on my face. Sure enough, they look and fit way better and I am completely satisfied! Great addition to the collection!
spin_nin -
Frame: Black.
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized.

Really wanted to like these, but they just didn't look right on my face. I went with the Bottle Rocket and I LOVE them. Bottle Rocket is a little less expensive, but there isn't too much variety in their frame colors. Maybe time will change that. I also felt that the Unobtanium on the nose was something that might get lost or come off down the road.

I have an old pair of XX Twenty Oakleys (Silver Frame / Fire Lens) with Unobtanium on the nose. I almost lost one of the pieces on the nose. Since then, it has always been "loose" and makes me wary of the same feature on new glasses. So, for more than one reason, I went with the Bottle Rocket over the Half Jacket 2.0 XL.
fin7 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black / Persimmon / Clear
The first HJ purchase, Love the easy lens change.
The variety of replacement lenses is enough to keep most happy.
Currently liking the VR28 blue irid polarised.
Still trying to fit the lenses into the R2 though
O-TasMiC -
Frame: Black
Lens: G30/ Persimmon/ Clear
Great for running and golf
RavenwoodRanch -
Frame: SI Half Jacket
Lens: Grey/Persimmon/Clear
I use these for active duty Guard, i switch around between my M Frames and my FIVES, i use these and my FIVES the most. Ok To start lets say that the gripe is good the hold onto the face pretty well but in combat situations a head tie is needed for these, unless you shave your head everyday, the opening at the bottom where there is no frame is probably my fav feature it allows air to flow freely under the frames, however it is also a downside when there's a sand or dust storm, the only lenses i really use are the Persimmon's and the Clear, in desert terrain the Persimmons show there true colors and help you to stay focused while not having to worry about glare, the clears serve no purpose than to change out when at the range. Overall the glasses are good but a better pair could be designed for military work.

JD
oogie -
Frame: Black
Lens: Fire/G30/Slate

One of the best lens combinations available, IMO. I got this specifically because I didn't have a HJ yet, and I really wanted some HJ lenses to swap out with my Romeo 2. This was the perfect answer. A great set of Oaks!
TERRORISM -
The Half Jacket box serves as yet another example of Oakley's ingenous marketing, showcasing a black-and-white picture of the shades poised in an angular, dramatic position. Adding the "Half Jacket" text which appears to be "half" visible is a great touch, and compliments the pic well.

o-xide -
awesome stuff. I display all my juliet signiture lens here and it fits
jumpman73 -
Pretty nice to custom your own frames. Earsocks come on and off fairly easy.
wymore -
I'd have to disagree with jumpman about the earsocks going on very easily. I had an extremely hard time putting them on. I eventually used soap to make them slide on easier, which helped quite a bit. Once they are on though, very nice. It's also nice that they include two different nosepiece sizes with this like with the Flak Jackets. Only other complaint would be that there aren't many colors to choose from. They only sell white, rootbeer, and black right now, whereas if you order a custom half jacket you can also get red, goldenrod, and blue.
Farlius -
Color: Goldenrod

Switched out the black for Goldenrod on my Midnight Blue Half-Jacket frames. Looks phenomenal. Like many of the socks, hard to get on and off, but well worth it. Inexpensive modification.

oogie -
It seems clear to me that HJ lenses is where Oakley has alligned its resources recently. So many lens colors in both shapes makes it possible to creat just about any custom colorway. While there are so many colors, it strikes me that the emphasis should be building a selection of lens options for different light environments (dark, cloudy, direct sun).
BrianJ1888 -
Color: G30
This is a "kit" because it comes with the little microbag to store and separate the lenses.
O-TasMiC -
Color: G30, Perimmon, Clear

Nice combonation of lenses for Golf. The G30 is also useful when running on overcast days.
ae86 -
This is what makes me like the Half Jackets so much - the availability of replacement lenses in different colors for different environments.

I have the grey polarized and titanium iridium polarized.
KAMI X -
Color: polorized ice, polorized black and H.I. blue
i especially like that they all come with their own little cleaning bag with a seperator for the 2 lenses.

great idea change it up anytime, dark during the day and H.I. for the night. i wanna pick up some transitions when otopia get those in.
norm -
I've got the positive red, ruby, and black so far and they are fantastic---a truly innovative system. I had an issue with my + reds not fitting the frame (loose and they rattled) so I sent them back and oakley sent me new lenses and a new frame! Customer service is top notch with this company
Ed -
Color: Black

Another fine member of the Vault family. This case has a foam insert that holds one complete Half Jacket and two pairs of replacement lenses. It is a very smart design, although a bit bulky. I would consider it a must if you have more than one pair of lenses for your Half Jackets.
LEX7 -
Color:Black

GENIUS, this case is amazing, it can store your Half jackets/XLJ and 2 spare pairs of lenses plus a micro bag.
it will protect everything inside and prevent the lenses from touching eachother.
it is bigger than other oakley soft vaults though.
I wish they did a case that could fit more spare lenses.
fin7 -
Stylish and ultimately practical.
Spare lens slots add to the design
HJ's lend themselves to functionality and this case offers complete protection and storage
Wish one of these existed for the juliet
jumpman73 -
Another great case by Oakley. You can carry your lenses here with you and when the weather changes you can swap them out really fast. Highly recommend these for people traveling a lot.
Ed -
Color: Black w/Gunmetal Icon

I recently bought another one of these, and they now have a plastic icon instead of the embossed O. While that is an improvement, the foam insert is stiffer now, so your spare lenses can't nestle into the slots like they used to with the first generation. After carrying it around for awhile, my extra set of lenses fell out of the slots and started rattling around.

Luckily, one of my other HJ Soft Vaults came from an Array, so it has a sponge insert that fits into the top half of the case to keep pressure on the lenses/frame so they don't fall out. Since I don't use that particular case very often, I moved the sponge to the new case.

Still a great design, but I wish they hadn't changed the insert.
oogie -
This thing is sweet! As small as the case could generally be to fit the HJ, but the mold holds 2 extra set of lenses!! This is just the perfect case: it addresses the complete needs of HJ owners by holding the glasses and being able to bring along the extra lens sets.
cycling-pablo -
Color: Black
This is very simular to the m-frame array case, just a little smaller. Functionality is great just like the m-frame case except the inner slots for the extra lenses seem to not hold too well (at least on my case). Very solid and a good investment for protecting your first investment - the glasses.
O-TasMiC -
Like any Soft Vault, the Half Jacket Soft Vault "protects" the Half Jackets. It also holds my spare lenses, which is a good thing because unlike the M Frame lenses, they cant sit up right when not in use.
yelkao -
Color: Black

A must have especially if you have more than one set of lenses for your HJs. I wanted this case practically as much as I wanted my actually Half Jackets. It's just a practical, smart and convenient way to carry and protect your HJs and extra lenses. With this case you can truly be prepared for a multitude of situations.
mason65 -
Solid construction, the foam in the top was a pleasant surprise after already owning the M frame array case.
TheVault -
Color: Black

They did a very good job with that case, a lot of tought went into it and it feels strong and durable, perfect for HJ owners who have extra set of lens for different light conditions.

Bigger then the other soft vaults, but I would not say bulky.

The foam at the top is a nice touch so the lens anf frame are kept tight in the vault.
Ian -
Works well. The only issue I've ever had was that your microbag won't fit very well with two extra pairs of lenses. Seems as though there is way too much foam padding on the top of the case, and the entire case could be slimmed down and still function jsut fine.
Xtremehardy388 -
Serves it's purpose to protect the glasses but the lenses don't fit in too well and the glasses have a tough time fitting in, too. Protects the lenses from dirt
Farlius -
Color: Black

Perfectly designed for the Half-Jacket. The foam makes for good cushioning and protection of accessory lenses and keep things from bouncing around. The case has taken all the abuse I give it in my work bag. I have used it with my other Oakleys; I just turn the lenses around to the back of the case and the frame in the foam which works well in a pinch if you can find your other cases.
Ed -
Frame: Gunmetal
Lens: G30

Great looking and great fitting like all Half Jackets. Gunmetal frame is good if you do not want a shiny, glossy appearance. However, I have noticed that changing lenses in the FMJ frames is a bit more difficult than in the non-FMJ. If you have a smaller face or high cheekbones, be sure to try the XLJ before you buy. I ended up buying the smaller G30 lenses because the XLJ hit my cheeks.
sparra -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Titanium Iridium

I love these glasses. The black chrome frame is really lovely and couple this with the Titanium Iridium lens, which has brilliant light transmission and gives a nice golden hue, and you have an excellent glass. I found the XLJ lens to be better for me due to the bridge of my nose, something to think about when looking at Half Jackets.
LEX7 -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Clear, H.I Yellow, Black Iridium, Persimmon, VR28 Blue Polarized.
These are genius.
I cant beleive it took oakley so long to make an interchangeable pair of sunglasses.
These are perfect for Golf and Skiing.
When your playing golf or up the mountain skiing the last thing you want to do is carry around more than one pair of oakleys.
with the XLJ and the array case you can keep your glasses and 2 spair pairs of lenses, so as soon as the light changes you can change your glasses.
GENIUS
chadc -
Frame: Carbon Fiber, SI Matte Black
Lens: HI Blue, Titanium, Ice, G30, Grey, Gold

Love, Love these glasses. Used to wear M Frames all the time cause I liked the idea of changing lenses for different conditions (actually got several friends and family hooked too), but after a while, M Frames looked a little to old-school so I have changed to Half Jackets (mostly XLJ for my large head, but I have found that I can get away with regular when I want to look a little more polished). These are great glasses, sorry it took Oakley so long to come up with this dual interchangable lens system. For the money, 5 out of 5!
brian -
Frame: Black
Lens: HI Blue
A very sleek but aggressive look. These make a great sport sunglass, and maybe will be taking the place of the M-Frame. Highly recommended if you are looking for a good lightweight durtable sunglass.
JL -
Frame: Carbon Fiber
Lens: Ti

Bought these to interchange with my other Half-Jakets, i figured why just sit and wait to save up for the lenses so I go the whole frame and lens instead. I like the titanium lens for some reason, i find black iridium too plain, and the bronze nature of the ti lens is nice to wear outside. Worn out my Carbon fiber frame though. XLJ's look great and feel great, i reccommend you try both style of lens out before buying.
Tick -
Frame: Black chrome
Lens: Titanium
When I sold Oakley, I always made a point of having customers try on the XLJ pointing out how it contours the cheek better & they often took it just for the extra protection. I also like the versatility of being able to change between styles
Wassaaaaaaaaaap -
Frame: Jet Black, SI Matte Black, Gunmetal, FMJ
Lens: Gold Polarized, Fire Polarized, Ice Polarized, Grey Polarized, Titanium Polarized, Black Polarized, VR 28Blue Polarized, G30, Slate.


I like the XLJ model because it fits my face better. The frames are nice, especially the gunmetal. If you don't get the gunmetal frames specially ordered to fit Polarized lenses (build to order) getting Polarized lenses in them can be a bit tricky but not impossible. I like the half jacket's ease of changing lenses so you can customize your lenses based on need or how you want to look and change them back as you see fit. Personally, I tend to like the Titanium and Gold Polarized lenses best. They tend to Bring out the colors but are easy on the eyes.
bloodiridium -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Black/Ice Iridium
One of my favorites sunglasses , it's perfect for outdoor games like volleyball. The shape of xlj lenses are great,fits a large face for sure. I had some problems to remove and to install the lenses but after the first time the thing become more easier.
idealoakley -
Frame: Silver
Lens: VR28 Blue iridium POLARIZED
This is a very functional pair of sunglasses. They have the ability to switch out lenses to adapt to any light conditions. I have several different lenses that I carry with me and can swap out lenses to meet the current lighting conditions. Highly recommend this model!!
Rob -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Titanium Iridium Polarized

These glasses are the best I have ever worn without question. I also have a pair of gold iridium Minutes, but these absolutely blow them out of the water.

I have a fairly small face (I'm a small 16 year old), but the XLJ is much better than the regular lenses by far. The only thing is my friend who has high cheek bones said they touched his face when he tried them on.

You should definitely try them out, but the XLJ frames are probably going to be better. I am a very active person, and the XLJ's are definitely better in the performance aspect. From the beach to the tennis court to skiing, they offer much more protection, in fact, I can hardly see out the bottom even when I try.

Great glasses. If your looking for performance sunglasses that also look Badass as hell, look no further than the XLJ Half Jackets.
american image -
Frame: carbon fiber
Lens: G30

good overall fit and due to the lenscolour a great view. it is a very leightweight frame , the lenses are interchageable , so it is a multi-functional piece of eyewear.
good for MTB
Orange61 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Polarized Array (Titanium Polarized, Ice Polarized, VR28 Blk Irid Polarized)

This is a nice frame and is very easy to change the lens in and out. This frame unfortunately does not fit my face tends to move on my face during sports, but I would still recommend it to others. Get the extra lens, they are nice for changing light conditions.
Plan-B -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized, Ice Iridium Polarized, Fire Iridium Polarized, G30, Clear, H.I. Yellow/Blue

The first word I'd use to describe these would be "tight." And I mean that they're intended for narrow heads. 10-15 minutes was about all I could endure wearing these. But I just had to have them for the easily interchangeable lenses. The convenience of being able to swap lenses for different conditions was just too much for me to ignore. I could use Clear or H.I. Yellow for indoor shooting ranges. G30 for cycling in moderately bright conditions. Or put in the darker lenses for everything else.

These actually ended up sitting unused in my shooting bag for a year. Then I decided to try and adjust them with a little heat. After many, many sessions with a hair dryer and a lot of sweat, I got them flexed out enough that I could wear them for a couple hours at a time before feeling the pinch. That's when the lens collection started. They originally came with Black Iridium Polarized, which I found to be a bit bland. I'm still trying to track down VR28 Polarized.

I much prefer the added coverage of the XLJ shape over the standard. For one, they complement my face shape better. Secondly, any added eye coverage is welcome when I have hot, spent brass casings flying back at me.
fullback -
Frame: Polished Aluminum
Lens: Titanium Iridum, Fire Iridium

In my opinion, the XLJ lenses look more "masculine" than the normal lenses. I debated for a long time between getting the carbon fiber or polished aluminum finish (a $70 Canadian difference between the two) and opted for the latter because they look better on my face and stand out more. From the box, the lenses were just sitting on my cheeks so I bought a replacement kit for $20 and put in the larger nosebombs. That made a huge difference as there is clearance between my cheeks and the lenses. The HJ is very secure - making it ideal pair for running or any other non-contact physical activity. Switching lenses is a pain the first time (both literally and figuratively). I suggest you go to a local dealer like Sunglass Hut and get the representatives to demonstrate for you first before you attempt it by yourself - believe me, it will save you a lot of time and frustration. I've noticed that for the polished aluminum frame in the Oakley website, there is no Oakley written on the nose bridge. However, the pair I have does say Oakley. In any case, I recommend getting the frames with the metal finish (ie: gunmetal, silver, FMJ) if you don't mind spending a little more because most people seem to have the black or rootbeer frames. Although the polished aluminum frame is designated Sunglass Hut Exclusive, I got mine at a local dealer and have seen a couple at other specialty stores. For its versatility and variety in lens options, I give the HJ a 5.

Be careful when inserting and removing lenses on any of the "premium" frames like Polished Aluminum as the finish tends to scratch and strip off around the edges of the grooves if you're not careful.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Pearl
Lens: Polarized Ice

Constructed from o-matter, the Half Jacket XLJs are very lightweight and durable, and the enhanced coverage of the XLJ lens (vs the standard Half Jacket lens) adds to their appeal. This is also an excellent color combo, as the "pearl" o-matter compliments the "ice" colored lenses. Polarization reduces blinding glare and makes this pair even more desirable.

splatter -
Frame: Gunmetal
Lens: G30

XL lens in my opinion just look better and the style is great for a sport glasses

i only wish that the lens swap was a little smoother
Kyall -
Frame: Carbon Fiber
Lens: Black Iridium Lens, non polarized, in prescription


Love these sunglasses, best pair i've ever owned. I needed them in prescription for my bad eyes. Decided I needed to go with the best possible ballistic protection glasses cause do tons of outdoor sports and I do lots of competitive shooting and hate wearing my crappy prescription eyeglasses. Didnt want the mframes cause they are a little too sporty for me.
Fit is great, the xlj lenses are slighlty larger than the standard lenses, better for bigger faces. The titanium lenses are not available in prescription at the oakley lab at the time. So the black iridiums were the next best
Prescription is cut at the oakley lab, and i have to say these are THE best prescription anything you'll wear for your eyes. Your peripheral vision is so clear cause of the wraparound design. First couple hours wearing it gave me a headache cause you arent used to it. Lenses are shaped and noticeably thicker than the standard no prescription lenses. I would get an extra clear set of xlj prescription lenses for myself cause the quality and clarity in these lenses are unmatched, but cant afford em. speaking of price, they aint cheap, around $350 total for my pair, can be more or less with lens/frame options, and i think it took 6 weeks to get it (dont remember). Not too many dealers online do oakley Rx for the halfjackets so do your research
fin7 -
Frame: Polished black, SI matte black
Lens: VR28 blue polarised, Titanium, black, persimmon.

Oakley took lens changing to the limit here, a few seconds and lenses are changed, very robust and functional.
Always keep the filled vault in the car,
Whatever light conditions HJ has the lenses, with XLJ a different look too.
Dann -
Frame: Camo
Lens: Bronze Polarized

Was down in Florida, and saw that there was a Bass Pro shop in the area, so I decided to hop a bus and pop down to see if I could find the Camo colorway. Upon entering, there they were. I picked up the XLJ, since I like those better, and I'm a happy camper. The color is a bit low res, but still looks nice. The bronze isn't flashy, but it's my first polarized pair, so that will be interesting to try out.
RangerK -
Frame: Copper FMJ
Lens: Titanium Polarized (XLJ) (Customized)

Most disappointing over-hyped Oakley's ever (Sport Models).

Nose bridge is too small, earstems don't fit nicely.Changing lenses is a pain.

Except for polarization a pair of ryders sunglasses I bought for $50 are better than these and have the darkest mirrored bronze lenses I have seen. I wear the ryders to run in, my wife has these half jackets....

Fortunately Oakley has come out with better stuff since!

K

x-metalman -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any
I like these a little more than the regular Half Jackets only because of their larger lens. Only problem is, the frame is still the same size and little too small.
Condition_One -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Black Iridium non-polarized

First pair of sunglasses. Excellent sunglasses. Don't move around when doing activities like running. I live in TX, got them at Sunglasses Hut day before Oakley raised their prices. Was hesitant about the $100 price tag, but they are worth it. Would recommend them to most anyone.
O-TasMiC -
Frame: Silver
Lens: VR28 Blue Polarized

Good color combonation, although in my opinion a Jet Black frame looks better with VR28 Blue Polarized lenses. The VR28 Blue Polarized lenses are by far my favorit made for the Half Jacket
ball5out -
Frame: gunmetal
Lens: g30
I got 4 pairs of these all in different color frames and lenses. Ideal pair to wear both for daily wear and sports application such as basketball and tennis. just carry them extra lenses incase it gets dark then u need them higher light transmission lenses
OakleyMonster -
Frame: Carbon Fiber
Lens: Fire

Excellent coverage and very confortable to wear. So much unobtanium on the arms, you'll never loose these off your face.
The half frame provides great vernting if you're on the trail with these.
Carbon Fiber is by far my favorite frame color, I also like the look of Dark Grey.

Radical -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Gold Iridium, Clear
Nosebombs: Normal size

First off, the lens quality is very good - they are crystal clear. The hinge action of the frame is very smooth, though a bit loose, it feels well made. The nosebridge fits pretty well, though there's something about it that doesn't fit quite right. It's a good pair of glasses, the only problem is that the lens coverage isn't very good, so a lot of light reaches my eyes around the sides and bottoms of the lenses. Also, it definitely isn't easy changing the lenses, though I've only done it once. I actually just did it, and I cut two of my fingers (very minor cuts) in the process. However, I was not at all gentle with the lenses or frame while removing the lenses, which proves that these things are very well built. I ordered a set of clear lenses about a week ago, so when they get here and I try them out, I'll add something about them here.

Added 1/31/07: So I the lenses came yesterday, and let me just say that it was nearly impossible to get them in. It took me about 80 minutes to get them in. Again, though, it's surprising how durable these things are made, since it seems that they should have broken several times since I was trying so hard to get the lenses in. One of them didn't fit quite right, so I took it out today, and I was able to put it back in in about 2 minutes, so it definitely gets easier after the first time. As for the lenses (clear), they're awesome as expected.
yelkao -
Frame: Carbon Fiber
Lens: G30

I finally got myself a pair of Half Jackets a little while back thanks to the King. It was well worth the wait. I love the feel and look of the HJs and especially this combo. Very light weight and secure. These aren't going anyway whether you're running or riding, the odds of these flying off of your face is very unlikely. The Carbon Fiber finish is one of my favorites. The only thing about the finish is that it gets a little inconsistent around some of the curves and bends of the frame. Which is probably due to how the finish is applied to the frame. The G30 lense tint is a good general lense, usable for most conditions. The XLJ shape is a great way to add a little more protection and coverage. Plus it's another nice option if you want to change the look of your Half Jackets.
mason65 -
Frame: silver
Lens: VR28 blue polarized
I picked up a pair of these discounted heavily at my nearest Vault store. The frames are light and comfortable and grip your head without squeezing too hard. My only gripe is being able to see alot outside of the lens with my peripheral vision which can distract me sometimes...but this option is way more practical than buying a polarized lens for my M frames at 150 smackers.
contrabandit -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Amber Black Iridium Polarized
Great fleixble frame with comfy and secure fit! The Jet black is nice, but a bit boring. Too bad Oakley always introduces the funny lenses in black frames. The Half Jacket is not for people with huge heads, but the XLJ is a big improvement in that regard. I look absolutely pants woth the regular Half Jacket, but acceptable with the XLJ. This is my fishing pair.
KAMI X -
Frame: jet black, jet black
Lens: fire iridium, black iridium
how can you not love oakleys that you cna customize yourself
and it is easy too once you get the hang of it.
Airborne -
Frame: Dark Grey
Lens: Slate

These have replaced my M-Frames as my sunglasses of choice. I used to roll with the M-Frames for sport (cycling and running), and my Juliets for less flamboyant settings. The Half Jackets were a great compromise; they look nice enough to wear in public as my normal shades, but they perform beautifully on the bike and on the run. I'm tempted to switch to Flak Jackets or the Radar, but these suckers still have a lot of style left in 'em.

UPDATE: I have a small collection of these now. My slate lenses got so much abuse through the thousands of miles worth of training and racing I did with them that they needed to be retired. Now I'm using a few pairs -- Silver/Grey, Brown/Ruby, and Black/Vr28 Blue Polar. They're all excellent, and I expect I'll probably add some more pairs at some point. Half Jackets are simply superb.
Kevin D. -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Awesome. I got this pair for christmas 6 months ago and always wear them. Even though I'm 13 the frames are a little big but the ear socks are so thick and durable plus they have almost no wear. Since I have higher check bones the XLJ's are perfect but I would not recomend them to anyone who has a very large face.
ball5out -
Frame: carbon fiber
Lens: vr28 black
this is ur practical pair of Oakleys u can wear on just about anything. U can use it for outdoor sports or just for going out on casual occassions. Not to mention they are very durable
EnergyShiftX -
Frame: Pearl
Lens: 24k XLJ

Did these custom, the o-store had the 24k XLJ lens in stock still. I got the pearl frame, switched the black earsocks with white ones, and i gotta say its a very nice combo, i didnt like half jackets for the longest time, but these have grown on me. They fit pretty well, and the XLJ covers perfectly.
Je_Suis_Oakley -
Frame:Pearl
Lens:Black Iridium Polarized

Good sunglasses, They stay on great during any activity and any sport. It is great how they can interchange and customize, I just dont like how the half jacket looks, it bows to much on the arms.
Matt SG -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Blue

I got these cheap on ebay, but I'm selling them off. They look cool, esp the XLJ (extra-large jacket?) lenses. Both classy and sporty at the same time, good for small-medium faces. However, the frame quality is pretty iffy. The one I got looked as if the previous owner tried to change the lenses and the material was sort of peeling from around the nose area, but only noticeable if you scrutinize hard. Also heard some horror stories of the frame peeling too easily under hot conditions. I have another pair of jet black polarized black iridium HJs coming in, and I'll keep that pair and hopefully that will hold up....

Bottom line, the shape is excellent, but the build quality leaves a little to be desired.
oakdays -
Frame:any
Lens: any
Oh, the famous Half Jacket. Easily one of my favorite pairs. They sit on my face perfectly, standard or XLJ. All the colors they have available is just outrages and boy are they good for playing sports. They have an amazing grip on my face. I have never personally experienced any problems w/ the lens falling out. They seem to fit well in the frame and the only thing I don’t like about the glasses are the FMJ coatings because of the tendency they have of chipping, but that’s a different story, fives skulls.
Raymond Karlsson -
Frame: Jet Black, Carbon Fibre, Brown Smoke, Silver, Bronze, Metallic Red, Pewter, Rootbeer, Plasma, Polished Aluminium & Pearl
Lens: Clear, High Intensity Yellow, Persimmon, Titanium Clear, Light Blue rx, VR 50 Transition, G 30 Iridium, VR 28 rx, VR 28 Black Iridium, Amber Black Iridium Polarized, Fire Iridium, Light Grey Transition rx, Emerald Iridium rx, Gold Iridium rx, VR 28 Black Iridium Polarized rx & Ice Iridium Polarized rx
These Babes made me hooked on Oakley. They fit my head/face very well (a strong 4) and offer a whole lot of nice combinations.
As a serious road bike rider I train a lot under different weather and light conditions. It inspires me to pick and choose among my many HJs (and also Radars with its bigger view, in spite of its more expensive prices). However, after a while it seems that all of my fine Oakley lenses work really good and adjust to the situation. Could be my good judgement but more likely the superb quality.
Ernie -
Frame: Black Matte
Lens: Gray, ICE Iridium, Ruby Iridium

Wow, these are great, they fit nicely and the optical quality is amazing. I love the fact that they only have a half frame since it provides a better feeling; it is hard to describe. Just try on some half frames such as HJ's FJ's M frames or Half wires.
I also adore the ability to switch lenses at will. I have one pair and multiple lenses plus I have a G30 pair of lenses on order to play Golf with. I have about 8 pairs of Oakleys and these are by far my favorites. I just wish the HJ lenses came with the Hydrophobic coating on them like the Flak Jackets.
If I didn't already had a pair of Half Jackets I would give the Flak Jackets a try; but nah, I love my HJ's too much to replace them.
dee-must -
Frame:jet black
Lens: black iridium
what a chick sunglasses!. they are always accompany me when i ride bike. the lightweight frame makes me forget if i wear them
black iridium lenses reduce glares from road and they maintain the object appears their truer color when i wear them
SKULLZ -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Gray Polarized XLJ(SI)

These were the first pair of Oakleys I finally got around to buying, and they are sick. They are still nearly in mint condition after exposure to the elements especially salt water, sand, and they have also held up to long hikes and sweat. They are definitely worth the cost. These protect your eyes very well from the sun, and especially glare. I have worn these very often and they are very comfortable, protective, and they help you see what is around you.
Keith -
Frame: Bronze,Brown Smoke,Copper,Dark Grey,Gunmetal,Jet Black,Metallic Black,Metallic Purple,Plasma,Rootbeer,Team Dark Red,Team Evergreen,Team Navy Blue
Lens: Amber Black Iridium Polarized,Black Irid,Black Irid Polar,Black-Grey Transitions,Clear,Dark Bronze,Deep Blue Irid,Emerald Irid,Ice Irid,G30 Irid,Gold Irid,Grey,HI Persimmon Irid,Positive Red Irid,Titanium,Titanium Clear Irid,Titanium Irid Polar,VR28 Black Irid

I think the fact that these glasses are so collectable and do what they're designed to so well means they'll be around for years. The frames are super-lightweight and ideal for active sports, no matter what happens they'll stick to your head. The range of lenses and ease of interchanging means you can get by with just one frame even if you have a dozen pairs of lenses and do everything from fishing to mountain biking to shooting. The XLJ lenses do what they're designed to do - offer more protection from the sun - and they seem perfectly designed to me, only if I scrunch my face up do the lenses touch my cheek. Cycling is generally easier with the XLJ lenses although there is still a noticeable amount of airflow between the top of the frame and the top of your nose. The XLJ lenses do steam up a bit quicker than the standard lenses but once on the move it only takes a couple of seconds for them to clear.
The only improvements I can think to add would be perhaps some more colourways - there are far more O-Matter frame colours around than are available as Half Jackets - come on Oakley, give us Grey Smoke, Damson, Polished Rootbeer, maybe some more FMJ colours but get rid of the Carbon Fibre - it looks totally fake! As for lenses, there are a good selection but some 'fade' lenses would be nice, as would some polarised transitions lenses.
Ian -
Frame: Pearl
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I thought these glasses were awesome, until the Flak Jackets came out and fixed every "issue" that I didn't know these had. They seem klunky and frail by comparison. If you like this style of frame, check out Flak Jackets, if only to get a water/smudge resistant lens.
StealthWJ -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized XLJ

Awesome glasses, they are very light and stay put on your face. easy to collect a bunch of different lenses for them. this is my second set, first was a golf array that has been handed over to the wife. Price point on the second set was MUCH better at less then half of what I paid for the first. Got them thru the standard issue program.



Farlius -
Frame: Midnight Blue/GoldenRod Unobtainium Accents
Lens: Clear

Used these at work (for possible blood/body fluid splatter). Excellent comfort, very easy to interchange the lenses, if necessary. 'Upgraded' to Radars with a Clear lense for work, now I use them for garage and house projects for eye safety---nails, tools and debris WILL bounce off of them, lol.
Wymore -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium

I think most people would be better off buying the Flak Jackets over these. The coverage on the Half Jackets is not that great. Light gets around the edges and causes reflections off the inside of the lens, especially with the black iridium. The only people I could see really benefiting from this style are people with smaller heads since I think these fit more securely than the Flak Jackets do. Other than that, I would recommend the Flaks for better coverage and the hydrophobic lenses.
T-zilla -
Frame: Rootbeer
Lens: Black Iridium

My favorite Oakleys to date. Mine were a strange configuration - I bought them on sale at the Oakley outlet, and they came with rootbeer frames, black iridium lenses and a gunmetal "O". Unless you have a tiny nose or face, the XLJ is the way to go - lenses cover much better. I lost these, and I still hope to find them in a moving box or a jacket pocket someday, because they were nice shades.
Brian -
Frame: Rootbeer
Lens: Gold Iridium

Other than the rootbeer minutes with gold iridium lenses, these are the best glasses I've ever had. They have stood the test of time, a tour in Iraq and rough weather while sailing. I run in these everyday. I have several metal framed Oakley's but these are light enough for everything.
CountZero -
Frame:Red
Lens: Ice Iridium
I bought the custom version and it fits my face really well. The Ice Iridium looks great from the outside and works great from the other side too! Great for tennis under the sun and can be wear for other occasion too. I still think my Pro M-Frame is better for pure tennis match but I'll probably use my Half Jacket more.
s3an_looi -
Frame: Black
Lens: Ti Iridium Polarized

Black frame with the mirrored finish of Ti lenses make it a simple yet elegant color combination.

The Ti pol's brown base increases contrast quite noticeably. (This is not encouraged), It was raining heavily when i was driving but I could see thru the 'splashes' on the windscreen.
redline8x1000 -
Frame: carbon fiber
Lens: emerald iridium

i used this pair for beach volleyball and it's been great. light weight and great protection. i like the unique color combination of this frame and lens color.

NOTE: the "asian fit" for half jackets is bascially just a bigger nose bomb - nose pieces than the regular ones. the frame is exaclty the same as the regular half jackets. this was explained to me by the Oakley reps in the customer service department at the Oakley headquarters!
EmceeChau -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I just got my Half Jacket XLJ customized yesterday. I was so happy to receive it only a week after I ordered it. The glasses were so sleek and nice. It has a good weight to it and it didn't fall off my face when I wore and shook my head as hard as I could. It was comfortable. The nose piece was kinda big but it came with smaller nose piece so I replaced it with the smaller one. Only problem was that one side of the ear sock had a gap like it wasn't cut properly. But it wasn't a big problem. And that the front of the frame (above the lense) was scratched a little. Not a big deal as well. Wasn't a major scratch. Overall, I love it. Wore it while driving today and it was great. No sun glare or anything. Satisfied with my first pair of Oakley. Might buy more and definitely going to purchase the Flak Jacket.
OluvrNawlins -
Color: Fire

I have these on an h/j I have had for some time, like earlier lens color variations, this version of fire too has an almost red tone in the center which some have called an earlier generation, but IMHO, its just an earlier/different bacth with this red hue which looks ruby like. I have seen newer versions that look more yellow like but mine are w/red centers.
o-xide -
I have the VR28 Blue Polarized. I love this color
O-TasMiC -
Color: VR28 Blue Polarized

I really love this color. Its a deep blue, almost purple. Looking through it is the same as looking through VR28 with a Polarization.
KAMI X -
i like these because they give you more side coverage for those windy days especially if your face shape leaves a gap with the standard ones
ball5out -
i used this lens to cut for custom making my polished penny with 24k. It turned out great and Im loving it. lens arent as hard to cut and the finish is still great with no scuffs
fullback -
Colour: Ruby

Been waiting for these lenses for a long time. They have a redder appearance than the fire and the blue base is quite pleasant to look through - especially after wearing Fires. In my opinion, these lenses work great with jet or matte black, pearl, or the fmj or polished aluminum frames.
fullback -
Colour: HI Persimmon.

Great lense to look AT on sunny days, great to look THROUGH on grey, cloudy days with some sunlight. I find that HI Persimmon is a bit too dark to wear at night times as it diminishes the brightness of streetlights - making them appear orangey-yellow. I would not wear these for driving.
Farlius -
Color: Clear

Perfect replacement for the wear and tear of my other clear lenses. Extends the life of my Half Jackets for purposes of work even further. Confident eye protection. I only wish they made them 'leaded' for the x-ray exposure I get while at work.
Bak -
Although I appreciate that this case comes free with the Flak Jacket, that is also the reason I do not return it. If I had payd good money, I would have.
Off course the shell is sturdy enough to protect you precious glasses. But the fitting of the Flak Jacket into the slots is just not good enough. Maybe the XLJ version of the Flak Jacket does fit better, but the normal lens only slides in a few millimeters. In my opinion this is due to two things.
One, with the earstems folded, there simply isn't enough lens to put into the slot.
Two, the fact that the slots are on a 90 degrees angle from the surface down and the lenses are on a slightly smaller angle from the frame.
These two make it a non-perfect fit. The glasses are not loose and shaking because there's enough soft foam on the top to prevent this, so it is not bad for your glasses.
For the Half Jacket this is goes as well, although they fit better. Because once folded, there's more lens left to fill the slots.
Furthermore, because you're lenses only fill the slots for a few millimeter, the size of the bottom part of this case is a bit overkill. There's a couple of centimeters (inches) unused, which in my opinion is a waste of space in bag or pocket.
Overall I prefer the Medium Soft Vault for the safekeeping of my Flak Jacket and Half Jacket.
LukePhillips -
Very cool case. They come 'free' with Flak Jackets. The outer is pretty solid, you cannot bend it. Doubt it would hold up with alot of weight on it though. Holds the glasses very firmly in place with foam. There is also room for extra lenses. And you also have room to store a microbag in there. Loved it so much I went and bought a Soft Vault for my Juliets! Yes, I feel for the 'free' ploy hook, line, and sinker.
Flak Jacket Soft Vault -
I am not overly impressed with this vault. I find that the cutout foam insert with lens slots is made of a very stiff foam. This I find puts you into the position of having to force your shades into the slots rather than them fitting nicely. I also found that the curve of the slot does not match the curve of my lens. Oakley could have spent a bit more time refining the vault.
However it does protect from bumps and bangs. Still does not impress me enough to use it.
idealoakley -
I have no issues with the case itself and the way it protects the contents from impact. My complaint is in the way the glasses and spare lenses fit in the respective slots. The glasses and spare lenses do not fit right. The slots are too small for lenses. I had to modify my case. I think OAKLEY might just be using the same case as manufactured for the HALF JACKET.
Matt SG -
I don't think the case fits too well with the Flak or HJs. I've tried both of them with the case. I'm actually worried about scuffing my new lenses when forcing it down into the foam lens slots when i need to close the case. The foam is pretty hard, seems a bit rough, and through experience, normal (non-iridium) lenses can scratch quite easily. But then again, my current lenses are black iridium, but still... Design can be improved.
Ian -
Works well. The only issue I've ever had was that your microbag won't fit very well with two extra pairs of lenses. Seems as though there is way too much foam padding on the top of the case, and the entire case could be slimmed down and still function just fine.
mbrogz3000 -
I have two of these cases since I have two pairs of Flaks. Eh, this case was designed around the Half Jacket with standard lens since this glass fits this case perfectly. Its probably even safe to fit two pairs of the half jacket replacement lenses as well. However, your Flak Jacket XLJ must be bent/flexed into the case to make em fit. I really don't like this. I don't even dare keep any of my replacement flak jacket lenses in the slots, as they would probably pop out and float around the case during transport, hence becoming scratched. It was designed around the Half Jacket, and the Flak Jacket (which was supposed to be called Half Jacket 2.0) happens to fit 80% well, so they decided no need for a redesign. If anything, this stupid case sorta disuades me from purchasing anymore pairs of Flak Jackets since we all know that the $25 is built into the price the $140 retail for Flak.
TERRORISM -
The Flak Jacket case incorporates an ingenious yet simple principle to selling Oakley eyewear: the inclusion of a true protective shell which also allows for storage of additional lenses. While the outside of the case provides both a durable and rigid shield for your eyewear, the inside protects your glasses with a soft and supple environment. A metal icon also adorns the outside, completing the case.

MB -
awesome case, does what it is supposed to do. My FJs were dropped down the stairs in this case and they were absolutely fine. I have two of these, one that came with my HJs i got a few years back, and one i got with my FJs less than a year ago. The internal design of the case has changed a bit, there is now a larger opening in the back to make room for the larger earstems of the Flak Jacket, which makes for a better fit for both models. The bottom foam seems rough, but in my experience it has never been an issue with scuffing lenses. The top foam is a little overkill, but i assume there is a reason behind it such as impact protection.
my input -
the slots are especially tight on prescription lens. The slots are easy to modify though with an exacto knife.
Farlius -
Color: Black

Does the same for my Custom Flak Jackets as it does for my Half Jackets, keeps them safe. Like any of the cases, a small worthy investment to protect a bigger .
b2r -
Color: Black

Comes free with every Flak Jacket and does the purpose of keeping your Oakleys safe. There is also extra space for two pairs of spare lenses. But the thick foam in the upper part seems a bit unnecessary and the case could be a lot thiner with less of it.
gary f -
i own half jackets i bought them about 2 yrs ago i take pride in how perfect i keep them ive been wanting a case for a while i bought another pair same style different colors and two cases while wating for the glasses the cases came in i loved it but after only a few days the case started to scratch the lenses on the inside bottom the case has a hard piece inside that the glasses rub on every time you put them in or take em out new lenses were 95.00 but good news oakley rep said there sorry DONT BUY THIS if you love your glasses
american image -
used consequently when motorcross races are held in rocky conditions (best color is black )
on the crowbar it is a standard feature
it protects well
kingphilbert -
Frame:
Lens:

One of Oakleys best ideas yet. Parents always wanted their children in something good and the children always wanted Oakley. There used to only be two choices though and they were still too big for some, Minutes and Fives. The cat strap is a great add-on so you can at least think that when your child takes them off they won't loose them.
BrianJ1888 -
Frame:any
Lens: any

A girl who comes to my usual pick-up Ultimate game had a pair of these. I thought they were fake at first. From the front, they look like XS Fives, and the stems have the same wing as the Half Jacket. It wasn't until I asked to look at them that I figured out what they were by the print on the inside of the earstem.

Four Stars for providing something for the kiddies, and the little-faced people.
Ed -
Frame: Crystal Red
Lens: Grey

Can something be both cute and cool at the same time? Leave it to Oakley to do it! This little gem will let my daughter be like daddy when the sun is out. It is also one of the few youth-specific sunglasses that truly offers 100% UV protection. The Crystal Red frame is just perfect for little girls. The included soft Unobtainium Youth Leash is a nice touch. Hopefully it will help keep the glasses from being dropped.
american image -
Frame: lavender
Lens: violet iridium

when my daughter turned two years old , i gave her these for her birthday , and surpricingly , she has worn them eversince !! they are still alive today , but she doesn't wear them that often anymore ( due to the new fives she got )
A+ for quality
Monsterdog -
Frame: rootbeer
Lens: bronze

I love them and so does my 3yo he rocks them every chance he gets
yoko -
Frame: Black
Lens: Fire Iridium

Fits perfectly on my daughter's head. Frame is much better than the XS Fives and the included leash/strap is a plus.
banarno -
Frame:Black
Lens: Fire Iridium
Cutesy toddler sunglasses in a range of colourways.
If I had a son he would be receiving some of these from me…….
x-metalman -
Frame: Black
Lens: Fire Iridium
I bought these for my son basically as soon as he was born. And since his head takes after his dad's, he was able to fit into them in no time. The color's are great and it made everyone that saw him go 'aww'. The only problem is that our car got broken into one night and someone had the nerve to steal my son's Oakley's and nothing else. They weren't even on the dash but in the glove compartment. Oh well, guess I'll have to get him XS Fives.
sparra -
Frame: Crystal Red
Lens: Grey

How cool that O never forget the younger generation - if I was a father then I would get these for my kiddies - not only because they look great, but also because they (as all Oakleys) give the best eye protection possible. Well done the big O.
oogie -
Frame: Black
Lens: Grey
Once my wife was pregnant, the search was one to find me some Half Pints!! The HP is the perfect introduction for your little one to the world of Oakley. Great style, easy use, handy leash. My only challenge will be to accept all the scratches and trashing my little one will likely do to this thing.
TekDragon -
Frame: All
Lens: All
I'm glad Oakley decided to go with a glass just for kids. When I worked at the sunglass hut, the fives had just came out and I had a few parents by those for their young children, and while they sometimes fit, I don't know if that was the best way to go. Now with the 1/2 pint, kids have a glass all their own and with a strap no less. May have to get a pair and hold on to them until I have kids.
Dann -
Frame: Lithium
Lens: Grey

By the time I ever have anyone to give these too, I'm sure I'll be too paranoid to let them go, but I always have XS Fives to fall back on. The integrated strap is a nice touch, adding to the reduced design of the Eye Jacket 3.0.
yoko -
Frame: Rootbeer
Lens: Bronze

This is now my 2yr old daughter's favorite. She doesn't go outdoors without wearing it. Even when she only want to play in the yard, she always ask me for it.

As I mentioned before, it fits perfectly on her small face. Doesn't need to use the leash/strap the is included with it since she's used to wear sunglasses but it's a nice thing during more active activities.
OAKLEY RAIDER -
Frame: Crystal Red
Lens: Grey

I like the way these have the stem disign similar to a half jacket. The strap to keep them from falling is a nice touch. it would be a good idea to add some ear socks. Other that that they seem to fit really comfortable on my kids. the frame is a good size. There not big, so the fit is great. Also, they're not small enough that they'll be growing out of them any time soon.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Black
Lens: Fire Iridium

These are for little dudes. The shades have a somewhat simple, yet sleek design, incorporating earstems that are very similar to those of the Half Jacket - only smaller. The Black frame with Fire lenses look great, especially with a silver ellipse and Oakley insignia on the nosebridge. Unfortunately, they lack unobtainium earsocks, and it's difficult to guage how "rough" a kid might be with an expensive pair of shades like this.



shanafan -
Frame: Red Oxide
Lens: +Red Iridium

I pretty much bought this out of impulse. I saw them before, awhile ago, but didn't see them anymore at the store where I work. I sold a pair of the blue framed/black iridium lenses to a buddy of mine, and he can't shut up about how much he likes them. So, he got me in the mood, but I wanted the red pair!

So, I finally saw them at a nearby department, and picked them up. First off, the +Red iridium lens is killer. From different angles, the lens appears to be blue, then red, or yellow. It's pretty crazy, but not too wild. As for fit, they are great. The bottom rimless style of the Half Wire gives it a lightweight feel, and the nosebombs fit comfortably enough not to give red marks above my nose like an A or C wire does.

The Half Wire is a great pair of Oakleys because of how lightweight they feel, and plus the +Red iridium lens is just so unique, you will be sure to get some compliments! I only gave them a 4 out of 5, because at the new current price point of the Half Wires ($175), you should expect them to be polarized, but that's just me.
Ed -
Frame: Dark Carbon
Lens: Gold Iridium

One of the few remaining styles in the Oakley line-up that is available in a Dark/Black with Gold Iridium combination. Like my other pair, this one is also a Gen 1 with the Mars-style nosebombs that I prefer over the newer, clear nosepads.
UBERCHUCK -
Frame: Dark Carbon
Lens: Gold Iridium

Great everyday pair. the Gold Iridium is very comfortable on bright days. Great frame color too. I've receieved some great complements on them. I'm putting these through for a "tune-up" through Oakley I like them so much. They are a tad heavy after wearing them all day.
UBERCHUCK -
Frame: Red Oxide
Lens: +Red Iridium

I don't like the look of +Red on me. Pink isn't a big favorite. The frames are great though.
Raulacho -
Frame: Black Carbon
Lens: Gold Iridium

I think these pair of glasses is great, the lens color is grat, and the best is that they area a pair of stilish, classy and at the same time sport glases for a serious person like me...
oogie -
Frame:Silver
Lens: Fire

I was never really interested in the half-wire line. But after trying one on, I think they are a pretty sweet pair. They seem like they would fit just about everyone pretty well, and have an edge to the look. I like it.
Ed -
Frame: Red Oxide
Lens: +Red Iridium

Like some other styles, I had to try these a few times before I realized I liked them. The pair I have are what I call "Gen 1" with the Mars-style Unobtainium nosebombs mounted directly to the frame. I prefer these to the smaller clear nosepads on the newer Half Wires.

Red Oxide is a deep, metallic red with a glossy finish. Unfortunately, this is the only style offered in this color. +Red is nice to look at since it changes colors at different angles, but it is nothing special to look through... just a grey/blue tint.

The frames are relatively lightweight considering the sculpted styling, and the spring hinges have just enough tension to hold tight without pinching your head. Overall, a real nice pair of shades.
dan-E -
Frame: Red Oxide
Lens: +Red Iridium

I think these are the ones that Jessica Biel wore in "Blade Trinity" and they look fantastic on her. As far as how they look on us regular folk, they fit as well as any other spring-hinge wire frame.

But for whatever reason, compared to my E-wire 2.1s, they look small on my face so I'd better off with the Half Wire XLs, since the provide better coverage anyway. Unfortunately, these are the only ones available in this particular color.
o-xide -
Frame: Dark Carbon
Lens: Black
I don't see anything special in them except maybe the nose piece. I'd choose the half jacket over this anytime even thought I like metal frames over plastic. Maybe the fat earstem towards the end make it looks a bit nicer but nah!
TekDragon -
Frame: Red Oxide
Lens: +Red
I really like these except I think they are a tad spendy. I do like them however, and they happened to fill a "red" need in my collection. I have the first gen with nosebombs instead of pads. I think the give them a better Oakley look. Very comfortable and cool looking, but they've never looked as good as they did on Jessica Biel in Trinity. She can borrow my pair anyday!!!!
jumpman73 -
Frame: Red Oxide
Lens: +Red Iridium

These aren't that bad. The lenses are really cool just like any +Red in my opinion. The frame was real light weight. I didn't get as much eye coverage as I would like but I guess that is expected of these. I got the Half Jackets after these and I think those are a much better alternative.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Blue
Lens: Black Iridium

Very cool color option. The blue almost looks purple. My big filipino head probably contributed to the horrible fit of these on me. I didn't get very good eye coverage at all. I was also not a very big fan of the look after I put them on. I would say these are more ideal for smaller-medium sized heads. The frame is very lightweight.
Ofan -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Ice Iridium

I love these, this is probably going to be on my next list to have. The frame is lightweight and the color combo is awesome, I might have to think twice though, maybe the Blue/Black Iridium combo.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Red Oxide
Lens: +Red Iridium

The Half Wire represented Oakley's entry into the semi-rimless sunglass market. Of the three color combos available upon release, this was my favorite since the +Red Iridium complimented the frame color very well. Highlights of the Half Wire included reduced weight due to the semi-rimless design as well as spring hinges for increased comfort. Unobtainium nosebombs and earsocks completed the shades, along with the accent of true metal icons. The only drawback was the somewhat limited eye coverage, so those with larger faces would probably opt for shades with a larger lens.
ball5out -
Frame: titanium
Lens: ice
light weight. used for decent occassions but dont play hard with it. it might fall off. saw it on Dog the bounty hunter worn by his son so I bought 1
P.Wiss -
Frame: Blue
Lens: Black Iridium

Was issued these sunglasses in Iraq, and they were great for day to day wear when not chasing down Insurgents. They are the first pair of oakleys I have ever had fit perfectly. Coverage was perfect, they did not obstruct my view, and they had the perfect amount of darkness to the lenses for the bright desert sun. Also never had a problem with them slipping around or anything.
OAKLEY RAIDER -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Titanium Iridium

This is something I got cuz I felt it was something I had to have. The titanium frame is so light that if it wasn't for the frame & lens being visible I would probaly forget I had them on. The spring hinge helps for comfort. It doesn't put any pressure at all. It closes just enough to stay on. Also, the unobtainium ear socks help keep them on. My only issue is that i should've purchased the xl lenses. Overall, this is a great pair.
TDM -
Frame: Red Oxide
Lens: +Red Iridium

Stunningly comfortable, I agree with Terrors opinion about coverage though, the lenses aren't deep enough for a lot of faces so you get quite a bit of light through the bottom of the lenses.

The curve in the lenses actually make the most of the +red colour compared to a lot of lenses and the nosebombs make the Half Wire one of the most comfortable sunglasses, this combined with its extremely light weight and very comfy spring hinges makes them one of the best all-day sunglasses Oakley have ever made and the red oxide frame is simply stunning, best for small faces though.
TDM -
Frame: Red Oxide
Lens: +Red

Amazingly light, the frame colour is a lush, deep red and +Red lenses look great in any frame. They are suprisingly comfortable, no doubt due the light weight and use of unobtainium. Coverage at the bottom of the lens is a bit lacking but the rake coverage is excellent, the ideal all-day pair. The only thing preventing a 5 out of 5 is the lack of coverage allowing light to get through at the bottom but people with a smaller head (or puffier cheeks lol) might not notice such an issue so this is subjective I guess.
Todd Matia -
Frame: Halfwire 2.0
Lens: Prescription Polarized Iridium

Oakley used to make great products and have excellent customer service. I'm sad to say that has changed drastically! I bought a pair of Oakley Half Wire 2.0's 2 years ago, and due to no fault of mine, a spring in the hinge broke after only 1.5 years. I was told that they couldn't be fixed. Oakley used to have a lifetime warranty, but now they only have a 1 year warranty. Yikes!! When I called the company, they couldn't do much but offer me a 25% discount. Bummer... even though I like them, I will never buy a pair of Oakley's again.
Fastguy45 -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Ice

The next generation half wire is an excellent successor, and the design addresses pretty much every shortcoming of the first version. Coverage is superb - no need for an XL version to fix a too small lens. And instead of relying on tension to stay in the frame, which led many to report loose lenses in the 1.0 model, the lens is held in with a small, unobtrusive screw. Excepting the obviously larger lens, which seems to be the trend in new models lately, styling changes are subtle and include a small hammerfang on the earstem and turned out tips on the end of the stems that really help the glasses slide comfortably onto the head. The spring hinges seem to have more tension, too. Not having sampled a large number of models, I can't say definitively, but the glasses are very secure on my medium size cranium unlike the original half wire.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Light
Lens: Black Iridium

Having just tried these on at a local Sunglass Hut, I must say that they were more than impressive. The newly-designed frame, including refined earstems, provide the Half Wire 2.0 with a familiar, yet distinctive architecture. The "flares" on the earstems are especially appealing, and the frames still incorporate unobtainium earsocks for a secure, comfortable fit. Perhaps the most noticable enhancement, however, derives from the increased coverage of the lenses. If you found Oakley's initial offering into the semi-rimless wire market (Half Wire) to provide insufficient coverage, then this just may be your ticket to satistfaction: the lenses now protect otherwise vulnerable areas around the periphery and underside of the eyes. In sum, a great-looking, lightweight, and refined pair of wires for today's market.

Lefty -
Frame: Light
Lens: Black Iridium

Excellent coverage. A sophisticated yet sporty look, these glasses fit in at an open garden buffet and a football field equally. Best thing about these is the perfect fit with the earsocks. Great buy!
TERRORISM -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Tungsten

After finally acquiring these shades it's difficult not to tell others about how great they truly are. The Half Wire 2.0 succeeds where most other wire frames have failed so far, combining enhanced coverage with sporty yet semi-formal styling. The Black Chrome/Tungsten is perhaps my favorite of the color lineup (or the Dark/Ice), but unfortunately it appears that Oakley has no plans on producing any of the exciting lens options from this glasses' predecessor (the original Half Wire), such as +Red or Fire. One could only wish.


Shotgun -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Bronze polarized
I found the Half Wire 2.0 to fit well, but are a bit on the heavy side. Being a huge fan of polarized lenses I found that the bronze polarized lens was just not dark enough. Had I been able to purchase gold iridium polarized lenses for this model I'd have kept them. As Oakley has decided to not offer that color, they went back after the first really sunny day. Looks like I'll be making my next purchase based on whether or not I can get gold iridium polarized lenses for them.
Jack -
Frame: Half wire 2.0
Lens: black iridium

After four months, the left lens became loose and could not be tightened. A call to Oakley resulted in them offering to inspect the glasses for possible repair if I agreed to pay $50.00!

Having already paid $170.00, I refused to pay an additional $50 for glasses that are four months old!

Never again will I own an Oakley product!
Aikinos -
Come on guys Oakley never had life time warranty, this was a marketing trick from optic-shop chains!Besides that, what product has a lifetime warranty your car your house what?
Secondly this hinge has a lot of problems and Oakley for that reason had stopped and construct the monoshock and twinsock instead and the hollowpoint for 2013 and 2014!
A lot of companies have problems with their products but the difference is how it can overcome them and produced better stuff in the future.
Personally this product cause me a lot of troubles but i truly believe that Oakley takes the feedback and revolved itself.
anonymous -
Frame: Light
Lens: Black iridium

3rd pair and the spring hinge broke. Oakley won't repair, they just want to replace at my cost.

I will never buy another Oakley. I have had probably 20 pairs over the years and have told a zillion friends how great they are. Now I have to go back and tell my zillion friends not to avoid oakley. Fortunately I have a website where with 10 million users so getting the message out will be quick, easy, and certainily affective!
Herb -
Frame: Light
Lens: Black Iridium

After my last fiasco with Oakley sunglasses I told myself that I would never buy another pair of Oakleys. But here I am again and yet again Oakley has failed to live up to their storied name. I have owned these sunglasses for a little over a year and the lenses are starting to bubble right in the middle of my field of view. The coating is also flaking off from around the edges of the lenses. I can't believe that Oakley has let their quality fall so low. When I was little my parents both had Oakley sunglasses that had lifetime warranties on the lenses. They only had to replace those lenses once. Now you barely get past the year warranty on the lenses and they start to disinigrate. Hopefully people will start to notice the poor quality and stop buying these sunglasses and Oakley will finally notice and make some changes.
Wassaaaaaaaaaap -
Frame: Titanium Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Half wires are nice. a wire version of the half jacket. wires are usually not my thing but I liked the shape of these and the titanium frame is super light. Of course, if you are going to get one, you must get the polarized version. Best lenses out there on the nicest frame for this model.
dan-E -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Ice

If you like the Half Wires but have a big head, or just prefer more lens coverage, you can't go wrong with these. They fit like any other wire frame, which is to say, quite comfortably. Unfortunately, there aren't as many color options available for the XL models, which keep them from receiving a full 5 stars.
Oakley-CH -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Fire
Immediate adjustment to the smallest changes to the lighting conditions owing to the replaceable glasses, which strengthen the contrasts in changeful weather and with cloudy sky or bad lighting conditions permit a clear view of the smallest details. Incomparable clarity and maximum field of vision. Extremely durable version with protecting employments for optimal, comfortable stop. Ps.Uniquely Oakley creates exclusive models for Switzerland. has photo
RubyMars -
Frame: Dark Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium
After I sold my C Wires I had to get something that would look something like formal sunglasses. To my chagrin the Half Wires are a long way from equal. The Half Wires maintain the spring hinge of earlier wires, but add the ability to flex outward even more. This added flex makes the glasses looser on my head and I am conscious of them if I'm doing anything but sitting still. The earstems also have a defect that loosens them from their anchor point over time, so I'm getting that repaired now. The lenses have also come loose, which wouldn't be so bad if they were interchangable, but these lack that system. All that aside, they do offer a good amount of coverage for only a half frame. They are probably the most comfortable wires for the larger head sizes, and they maintain a conservative enough look to be pulled off as a pair of dress glasses.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Titanium Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

The best frames + the best lenses = the best shades. Forged from pure titanium, these frames are as light as a feather... yet tough as nails. They even have spring hinges for increased durability. And the lenses are polarized. What more could you ask? If I could give this pair a six-skull rating, I would.
Fastguy45 -
Frame: Ti
Lens: Ice

I made a mistake by first getting the C5 version with the regular lenses, but in my opinion, the spring hinges are too weak and need a lighter frame to stick to one's face. The ti version is barely adequate in that area, but the XL lenses help immensely with coverage. I'd like it better if the frame had more curve to it. But something unique happened the first day wearing this model - someone said, "Aren't those like $200 shades?". So they must look the part, at least. New buyers should be careful to examine the lenses near the frame. Half Wires are the worst I've seen for fractures and scratches caused during assembly. The 2.0 version is better all around. I eagerly await the titanium version of that model.
MattP -
Frame: Dark Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium
I bought these as a replacement for my old Square Wire 2.0 after a lens fell out of the frame and cracked, and I love them, but be warned the lenses have a tendency to fracture at the top near the bridge of your nose. I had the lenses replaced by Oakley due to this problem, and the second set of lenses have done the same. They're comfortable to wear, and offer good coverage for larger head sizes, and the lenses are a treat to look through in usual Oakley tradition but the lens defect does annoy. It's not obvious to look at, but bugs me cos I know it's there!
Bear Oak -
Frame:Carbon
Lens:BLK Iridium
I like these frames alot they fit and feel great.I have always owned the "Wire" usually the Ewire back in the day. I dont mind the weight of these frames (as alot of people do mind) I feel that they are very secure,and fit very well. The Iridium I enjoy on brighter sunlit days. Clarity is excellent! as you would expect from Oakley. There are not any sunglass's that even come close to the Oakley lines.
Eric -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Ice Polarized

When I was deciding what the next pair of glasses that I got would be I eventually settled on the half x because of a few reasons. I am a lifeguard so I use my sunglasses up to 10 hours a day in a row in extremely bright light conditions. I always preferred Oakley sunglasses over any other brand because of the amazing lenses. Even though they are higher in price usually, I find them to be totally worth the investment.

When I got the Half X the first thing I noticed was that they were considerably lighter than the other X-metal glasses I have which is very nice when you are going to be wearing them for a long time. Even though they do weight more than any of the O-matter glasses as soon as they are on my head I can’t even notice after a few minutes, and the spring hinges keep them in place very nicely even after a whole day of wearing them. I couldn’t imagine having much better coverage with the lenses. I have a rather large face and I am still not worried about non-coverage. The open frame design is also very handy for seeing without a bar running through your vision when looking down. The hydrophobic coating is also very handy when you have kids trying to splash you all day and cant stand to have that water bead right in front of your eye, and it makes cleaning the lenses that much easier for the few times that I actually have to.

As for the downside to these glasses, yes they are quite expensive. If you can find a deal online you might be able to get them for much cheaper but at risk of the warranty. Also the fact that as for right now there are no replacement lenses makes me a little more nervous wearing these at work. It might be that they are just not available yet because these are brand new sunglasses. One last downside is that sometimes the spring hinges flex uneven when I put them on, so they would sit at an angle, but this is easily fixed and they stay once made to sit right.

Overall I rated these glasses as a 4. Even though they had a few cons, I feel the good outweighs the bad significantly. If you need a great pair of sunglasses that you would get your use out of for the high price then I can’t see you being disappointed with these, but when getting ready to get some definitely try some of these out.

jumpman73 -
Frame: X Metal
Lens: Warm Grey

First the pros, these are very comfy. I felt like they were very light and the fit was nice. I like the design of the hinges. They remind me of the Plates. The lens coverage was excellent.

The only thing I didn't like about them was the generic design. I felt the price tag was much too high for its design. If you are into light weight eyewear that isn't too flashy but are willing to pay for quality I would say this is for you.


Eddy -
Frame: X-metal
Lens: Warm grey

I have a theory that these were at some point intended to be the Juliet 2.0 (they look like Juliets modeled after Romeo 2.0), and I'm glad that is not true. Oakley set a bar too high for even itself with the Juliets. And the fact that these new X-metals resemble the Juliets dock points away from it. Price tag is too high for a half-frame and it looses more points due to the lack of lens interchangeability (that I know of) that other half-frames posses.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Polished
Lens: VR28 Black

After the debut of prodigies such as the X-Metal Penny and X-Metal Juliet, Oakley set high expectations for any future X-Metal releases. Considering other less-acclaimed X-Metals such as the Romeo 2, the company made it even more difficult for their design team to come up with something truly "new" and unique. The Half X culminates Oakley's endeavors for their project, fusing form and function into a truly new piece that hits the mark.

Due to the half frame, the glasses are relatively lightweight compared to other X-Metals - yet durable enough to withstand repeated use and the test of time. Interchangeable nosebombs and unobtainium earsocks are still available for increased comfort, but the telltale X-Metal flex couplers have been omitted. A newly designed spring-hinge mechanism ensures a snug, comfortable fit, while the lenses provide excellent coverage and even incorporate Oakley's new hydrophobic coating. Overall, these are some excellent glasses, but given the aforementioned fact that other X-Metals (i.e., the Juliet) set such a precendence and expectation, I cannot give these glasses a five-skull rating. Personally, I would have preferred the inclusion of the flex couplers and the lenses could have been trimmed down just "slightly" for better aesthetics. But that's just me. Kudos to Oakley.
Oak -
After having spent some time with the newest member of the highly regarded X-metal family, only one word comes to mind when describing the Half-X: Uninspired. Perhaps boring as well.
The X-metal lineup is known for its uniqueness, and each member of the X-metal lineup has it's own personality that put it above and beyond all other sunglasses. Yes, even the Romeo 2 is unique. So if you think the Romeo 2 seemed uninspired, you'll be highly disappointed in the muted stylings of the Half-X.

For the initial release, there seems to be lack of colour in the lineup. Hopefully this will change later on, but it does add to the model's uninspired feel.

However, that's not to say there's nothing good about it. In fact, the fit of the Half-X is absolutely wonderful, conforming to the face well. I suspect that most people will be able to wear them very well. Further, being a half frame means it's very light relative to to full-framed X-metals. It sits very comfortably on the nose for great durations without any discomfort.

While flex couplers are popular features in previous X-metal releases, the Half-X not having it this time around means one less thing to become defective later on.

Spring hinges are a nice touch as well, though they may suffer the same issues that Wire spring hinges had (not gripping well to the head).

Overall, I give the model a 2.5 out of 5 (rounding to 3). It belongs more in the Wire family rather than the X-metal one. It is, unfortunately, a disappointing release if you're a big X-metal fan.

Review dated July 11, 2008
TERRORISM -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Ice Polarized

After having an opportunity to wear these glasses for a while, I feel a strange ambivalence about them. Sometimes I look at them and marvel, considering them to be at the pinnacle of Oakley's mad science paradigm; other times, however, I view them simply as an oversized Half Wire XL, to which they bear a striking resemblance (especially 05-792). Nonetheless, they are X-Metals, and their presence cannot be denied. The spring-hinge mechanism, in particular, is still my favorite part of these glasses, and the Plasma/Polarized Ice color combo is the most exciting of the lineup so far. I only question why Oakley didn't use Carbon/Polarized Ice or even X-Metal/Polarized Ice, as the Plasma/Polarized Ice colorway has already been introduced in the Juliet line.

mbrogz3000 -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Tungsten Iridium

Form - Oakley's 2nd attempt at a half rim frame within the x-metal commodity. As we all know, flex couplers are omitted, and for the most part, I'm fine with it for now. These are the first x-metals without flex couplers and hence without seams between the nosebridge and orbitals. The front frame is very clean looking, and has distinct resemblance to Flak Jacket, only with more definition. BTW, they are not flat fronted like Half-Wire, these actually have excellent wrap. The earstems interface with the front frame through a spring hinge of somewhat greater complexity than those of Wires. Icons are back once again, but I still prefer if people can just glance quickly at the glasses and tell they are Oakley without an icon.

Fit - These will fit snugly to anyone's head. I originally thought the spring hinge provided the earstems to move vertically, but they do not. Much of the snugness is attributed to the higher tension of the spring hinges. You can feel the front frame 'hugging' about your nose. Mine sit perfectly across my nose as well, the way one would expect a $300+ pair of sunglasses to sit. As with most Oakley glasses, they are lightweight, so all-day wearability and comfort is not an issue.

Function - The lenses provide about the same level of coverage as Flak Jackets, which is excellent. The lenses are about the same size as XLJ lenses for Flak Jacket, but without the sporty XLJ cut. The cut is more subdued, and also contributes to the clean appearance of the glass. This is my only Tungsten Iridium lens, and I am very happy with them. Tungsten I believe is a bronze basecoat with what appears as a light Black Iridium coating. They stand up to the bright sun better than say a VR28 Black Iridium, but also provide great contrast in overcast (even light rain) without overemphasizing certain colors, like a G30 or G20. The wearer will have unobstructed peripheral and downward vision since the frame is very unobtrusive. The hydrophobic coating is included and works as described, so no excuses for oily lenses.

Overall - I give Half-X a 4 out of 5. They are not and never will be Juliet. Development costs aside, the retail price is a bit high for slightly less material, in a frame design that, by observation, takes slightly less time to assemble during manufacture. The style isn't really generic, but a design intended to appeal to more people in hopes of selling more. Its not as edgy as Juliet or Penny, but they do attract attention in a good way. However, they are pretty comfortable and functional, and became my go to pair for the remainder of the summer, while my Juliets both remained in my display case, unharmed.
Partridge -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

When I tried these on in the O-vault, I found that, as with most of the X-metals, they hit my face in the wrong ways (asian). Going with the larger nosebombs seemed to fix things. However when I got around to purchasing a pair, I found that the cheekbone contact was more than I liked. I ended up reprofiling the lenses with a beltsander/dremel. I love them now.

That's something I couldn't do with the Juliets. Advantage of a half frame.
Thomas64 -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Warm Grey
Design is kinda plain compare to all the pervious x-metals. This fit small similar to the Pennys. I found the lack of the flex-couplers in these actually help the fitting on my head better. The nose bombs in these are also improved I think, and it help the glasses sit on the asian's nose better than previous x-metals. I am glad that Oakley put the orignal O logo on the arms instead of the new one, the the logo really stands out on the X-metal/Warm Grey colorway. I know half frame help improved vision, but I think Oakley should bring us a new full frame x-metal. I think the day will come. For now 4 out of 5 for these.
felipebuiu -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Tungsten Iridium

I bought my second Oakley these days and couldn't wait for it to arrive, since it is an X-Metal. My first one was a Twenty.
At first look, this shade looked extremely different from all other 'regular' sunglasses. I was amazed for its quality and design, despite not being as innovative as Juliet, for example.
The fit to the head is perfect and it looks really good in the face.
I don't have any special/enthusiastic needs, so I'll give it 5 skulls since I consider it is worth every penny.
Peter -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Tungsten Iridium Polarized

Overall I am very happy with these sunglasses. The coverage is perfect for my head shape and field of view. They sit well on my nose and give a snug fit without any discomfort even after wearing them for hours at a time. The polarization is wonderful. I wear them in bright light and at night to block glare.

As Eric mentioned, the spring hinges seem to flex unevenly when fiddling with them. On wearing them, however, they stay put wherever they are placed. I purchased these in an Oakley store and tried different frame options. This issue only happened with the X Metal and Plasma finishes that I tried on, so perhaps they can be adjusted a bit.
TimC -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Tungsten Iridium

Oakley has done a very good job with this model! I really can't flaw this at all! It is a unique new design X-Metal in comparison to the originals of Romeo 1 Juliet etc. This introduces a long awaited rectangular style finally into the X-Metal lineup! My face suits rectangular frames best so these are my perect suit! I also have a medium to large head so these are perfect! The plasma looks kinda different from say a Juliet plasma as there is no nose pins and the "O" logo on side is featured instead of a hollow hole like Juliet.

But I must say the Half X plasma frame looks very good! People who compare this to the half wire are wrong in my opinion. This is far thicker and much nicer looking frame than any half wire! In fact I am not a fan of the Half Wire at all. This new Half X is a small wayfarer shape which is good in my opinion as I don't care for huge wayfarer frames! (That hide a good face!) These really look nice with the Tungsten Iridium, I like the Tungsten Iridium as it works for the overcast days on the golf course and it is fine in sunny conditions too. But for summer on the white beach sand or on the Ice I would go for a grey base lens. But these are my overcast sunnies and I plan to keep them as long as I can!
Rick -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Warm Grey
I was cold on this newest kid on the block at first like most people. It does lack a certain 'je ne sais quois', but I kept trying it on and then I realized that it is not trying to make the statement that previous X-Metals were. That is why I decided to pull the trigger and I plan on making this a daily wearer. What better pair could I wear on a daily basis? It fits extremely well and has the strength of an X-Metal frame that will allow it to take all the abuse it must. I don't think this model has the collectibility of the previous X-Metal releases, but for what it seems to be designed for, it does the job. The lack of wild color configuations tells me the execs at Oakley were looking to provide the market with a sophisticated and subtle player in the highend range of glasses.
Garry -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Ice Iridium Polarized

I purchased these after liking the spring hinge on the Penny frames. These are very comfortable for long wear times for me and prefer them over my Juliets and X Squared when it comes to wearing for a long drive or walk. Not near as nice of design as the Juliets or X Squared.
PETRONIUS -
Frame: X Metal, Polished
Lens: Warm Grey, Vr28 BI

I agree with Tim Cooper that these are the lightest, most comfortable, and most wearable of the X metals. The spring hinge is a FAR superior design to the inferior and problematic flex coupler design. There, I said it. Can you stretch the earstems over a ball cap with a flex coupler design? Not unless you don't mind stressing the nose bridge and shortening the coupler's life. With spring hinges, do I need to send in my $300 glasses to be refurbished every 18 months? Nope. Do the earstems squeeze the snot out of my temples as I put the sunglasses on? Nope. Do I need to keep track of extra temple shox to insert as the fit loosens over time? Nope.

With a little better design to jazz up the nosebridge area and a slightly sleeker lens profile, these would be perfect. But I'm still giving them 5 stars because when I look at my rack of sunglasses, I usually pass over my Juliets, Mars, Pennys, Romeo 2.0, Mag Switch, and Hatchets in favor of my comparatively plain Half X with the Warm Grey lenses. If my sister would give back my Polished frame I might use that too...
Tim Cooper -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Warm Grey

I don't know why everyone reviewing these are putting them down? I love them they are the best X-Metals produced yet in my opinion. In fact one person compared the fit of these to Pennys? I mean what? How ridiculous is that! These are far larger than the Pennys and Juliets. They are up these almost i'd say with X-Metal XX just a tab smaller. They are about Romeo 2.0 size. I personally like these just as much as Romeo 2.0 and I must admit Romeo 2.0 is sweet too. These new Half X's fit beautifully on my face and are light and more comfy than any other X-Metals I have worn. Desgin wise they are great in my opinion! Sophistacated but also very cool too! Like a small Wayfarer style and we all know how popular those Wayfarer's were! Thanks Oakley for finally producing a Wayfarer X-Metal! I am not knocking them like other reveiwers on this site. The X-Metal warm grey colorway looks great and the silver O icon really stand proud. 5 Stars for me. I plan to own these for ever.
southside -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Tungsten Iridium

I bought these on a whim from SteapandCheap. I couldn't resist a pair of x-metal frames for so cheap, even after reading the reviews posted below...

That being said, they're EXTREMELY comfortable, even for a dude with a big head. The spring hinges do a good job of compensating for my wide cranium. Although, they do make the frame feel like it'll fly off your head at first. Until the earsocks grab hold of course. Then it would take a natural disaster to remove them from my face. I wore them for only an hour so far, but I can tell I'll be wearing them a lot in the near future. The Tungsten Iridium is lighter than the Black Iridium lenses I have in my daily second generation Frogskins, so they'll be a welcome addition to the morning/evening commute.

As far as design is concerned, in my opinion they're extremely well made. The lack of flex couplers isn't much of an issue because of the spring hinges. The hinges could have a little more spring to them I suppose, but I won't complain at this point. The peripheral vision is as to be expected from most Oakleys on the market; excellent. They're not obtrusive in form, and their function is quite impressive.

Not disappointed in these at all.

I'd like to see if maybe there's a bit more exciting lens to slap in these frames somewhere in the near future. The Tungsten Iridium lenses are very understated...but maybe that's what they were shooting for with these.......Probably not.
Too bad they don't make a G30 Iridium replacement. We'll see what the future holds.

I'd give it a 4.5 if possible. I can't find anything wrong with the frame, or the lenses, but they're just not a Juliet.
ucdavisboy -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Ice Polarized Iridium

I went back and forth on whether or not these should rank a 4 or a 5. In the end, when you look at 5 that means "perfect" and to me there are very few "perfect" anything...even "perfect to me"...and the Half X is no exception.

Don't get me wrong, the Half X is a very good glass....in fact its and excellent glass. But it falls down in a few places that take off points....and it doesn't have an iconic design (like the Juliet) to make up for it.

Oakley fixed my biggest functional peeve with the Juliets by doing away with the ever loosening flex couplers favoring a single nosebridge. They also dumped the Juliets stone age earstem hinge design for modern spring hinge. The result is a pair of glasses that slide on and off with ease (whereas the Juliets poke the side of your face going on and then grate against it coming off) yet don't move once on. Its funny....I find myself reaching for my Half X around the house alot because its easy to put and and wear, whereas my Juliets almost seem like a chore to put on and take off. Looking through these is just like looking through any other Oakley's with polarization...its better than the naked eye. I have always liked the Ice color and I really think the Half X looks best in this Plasma/Ice combo as it helps bring the frame design and lens shape into contrast and define them, which the fairly plain design needs to jump out from the crowd.

The half frame design on these is a must because the lenses are HUGE (with Flak Jacket type coverage or better...a good thing). I had to go with the larger nosepieces because otherwise the lenses sit too low and touch my cheekbones...especially when I smile. The overall fit is excellent and is probably the biggest strength of this model as they just mold around your head leaving little chance for light to leak through. When I look at myself in the mirror, these appear to be an extension of my head vs. and appendage on my head some other models.

That being said....the biggest weaknesses of the Half X are not functionality. If I was grading only on function, these would be a 5 plus. But....these are Oakley's and half the joy (if not more) is the artistic (some might say gaudy) statement wearing a pair makes. The Half X doesn't make much of a statement; they are nice, they are classy, they feel great...but they don't scream to people "these are special...you've never seen anything like this before". For some, that might be perfect and, as others on this site have noted, that may have been the intent Oakley had was to appeal to a more mass audience (the been there done that same old color combos suggest that as well, though replacement lenses in a variety of colors are FINALLY available...though not in Fire Polarized oddly).

Some have stated that the Half X is overpriced, but I don't really see that (aside from ALL of Oakley's products being overpriced). The secondary market has polarized versions for $240 vs. the $380 retail which is on par with Juliets secondary market pricing (most higher end Oakleys drop about 33% off retail in the secondary market). I might argue that somewhat underwhelming design warrants $340 in polarized...but that's about it.

In the end, the Half X is a very good pair of sunglasses that are incredibly functional and incorporate a large amount of modern technology into a well designed execution. While somewhat boring by Oakley standards and pricey at retail compared what else you can get from Oakley at that price point, they are X Metals and they are cool, comfortable and a welcome addition to the family. 4 to 4.5 stars
Rimwar -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Tungsten Iridium

Nice Glasses The Solid bridge is what made me consider these my other two pair of Romeo 2 nose flex point is so weak and flexi that they are now a pain to wear and only after 18Months old.
Anyhoo the Half X give me much the same feel as the Romeo 2 with similar coverage. (perhaps a fraction smaller). These Lenses however are just not cutting it for a Bright Australian Sunlight. would be great for my Winter Softball games but not Spring through Autumn Sunlight. Will get some Ice Polarized lenses and swap them out for 75% of the year.
I think a higher Perhaps 4 review will be for the new lenses.
TPAKTOP -
Frame: Carbon and Polished
Lens: Black Iridium and Tungsten Iridium

I have two pairs of Half-Xes. In X-metal line it's best fit sunglasses for me. Even in case that I have for Juliets. :)

It's sad that Oakley discontinuing this model.
Tim Coops -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium (Genuine custom)

I made up a very good custom here in the X-Metal (Dark Grey Color) frame and removed the original Warm grey lenses and put in new VR28 Black Iridium Lenses. It looks really really amazing! Pity Oakley never released it this way!. Of course VR28 Black came only in the Polished frame Half X! But I see that now Oakley has it's own custom lens frame combo program going! called Custom "O" But at a big cost and long wait usually! I put this together myself to avoid all that. I was lucky and found Brand new VR28 Black Iridium lens on ebay for a great low price!
The VR28 Black Iridium really matches the X-metal frame well! VR28 Black Iridium is a great lens too for generally all weather conditions! The Half X Is a top frame I really love it! It is very light to wear not too heavy as full frame X-Metals are, It has a great character design about it! Very cool , I Love it!

bendevious -
Frame: Polished
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

I have these for two weeks now. I picked them up a SGH sale for $149.99. I was a little apprehensive about picking these up as they are extremely plain compared to the other members of the X-Metal family. This was also my first half frame pair of Oakleys. After a week of wearing them I am not convinced they are the best looking frame on my face, but they are the most confortable and functional pair of Oakleys I have owned yet. These frames look great with a suit and tie while I am working. They are incredible comfortable and stay planted to your head/face. Without a bottom frame around the lenses I forget I have them one and there near zero light leakage. The VR28 lenses are incredible and now I want these in my Fuel Cell frames too. Comfort and Function is a 5/5, but the lack of attitude and typical Oakley form force me to rate these at a 4.

PRO: Confortable, Stay Planted, Clarity
CON: Dull "un-Oakley-like" appearance
Kelbo -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Ice Polarized
I was sent to this site by a CSR at Oakley headquarters. I know that this is not a review, but rather a request, but your help would be appreciated. I read a few reviews for this model that touted the improved fit with Asian Nosebombs. According to Oakley, they don't make them for this model. So my question is: For those of you that claim to be using Asian Nosebombs, how did you do it? Are you using them from another Oakley model? If so, which one? Did you possibly purchase them from someplace other than the USA, where the Asian Nosebombs are perhaps available? Any help here would be appreciated.
Kevin101 -
Frame:Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarised

When i first bought these in the UK i made the mistake of trying to compare them to my pennys and juliets, my first instinct was "they are ok". But after wearing them on the beach and while looking after my daughter i had the strangest feeling.... a satisfied feeling! The biggest trap i fell into is comparing them to "old faithful" and what i needed to do was look at them as the unique design they are!
Needless to say lens coverage is superb and the spring hinge feels great not to tight but hugging the skull nicely, these do deserve to be in the x metal family it is just a shame there are so few options to customise them.
LuckyToHaveEyes -
Frame: Half-X
Lens: Tungsten Iridium

I bought my first and only pair of Oakleys in 1994 in Urbana-Champaign. Back then I was a college student with very little money, but the e-wires were light-years both stylistically and in construction beyond any other sunglasses available at the time. The $140 I paid for them seemed like a lot at the time, but I was convinced they were worth it.

I ended up giving my brother my e-wires, and he wore them for many, many years...and still has them in his car today...17 years later! The e-wires have some scratches and the frame is looking older, but still entirely serviceable. It would be difficult to say that anything else I own has lasted that long. The hinges are still straight and the nose/ear socks are in great condition.

Fast forward to today. I recently bought a pair of Oakley Half-X's after looking at the huge selection of plastic frames that have now proliferated in the Oakley line. It's very difficult to justify spending several hundred dollars on a plastic framed pair of sunglasses, but the Oakley X-metal construction does make it worthwhile - no other sunglasses company invests in the technology required to make molded, machined, and screw-construction metal alloy sunglasses.

There's two reasons why the X-metal construction is important for me. The first is longevity. Polymers in general have several problems : UV-embrittlement, chemical and fatigue failure occur as the polymer ages. The cross-linked bonds that form the backbone of the plastic structure are continuously degraded by the environment and by use. This is not a big deal if you plan on wearing sunglasses until they become unfashionable. However, I want my Oakleys for the long haul - and X-Metal will stick around as long as I don't drop them into an induction furnace.

The second is style. Simply put - there's a lot of imitators of Oakleys out there, and many manufacturers that make good sunglasses. Oakley's X-Metal line goes, in my opinion, way beyond any other manufacturer. The styles are more futuristic, the construction is of a higher quality, and the frames are more attention-getting.

OK, enough generalities. The Half-X frames have long temples that extend beyond the ear, and have a little bit of metal past the earsock. The frame construction is characteristically beefy: A solid nosebridge, thick temples, and enough material for the Oakley icon, a spring-mechanism and a bushing for the hinge.

The lenses are rather ingeniously held in place by a chunky "lens retainer" that doubles as the lower part of the hinge. Two 12-point stainless steel screws hold this into the upper part of the frame. Given the beefiness of the lens retainer, it looks like the lenses or screws (both replaceable) will fail before the frame itself does.

I have a pretty typical asian face, although with perhaps a longer nose and higher cheekbones than most. The frame fits very well, with very little gap between the lens and the face, mostly due to the "wrap" molded into the frame. The nosepads are obviously made for people with thinner nose bridges, but this does not pose an issue for my face. Generally speaking, those with wider/bigger heads may not fit this frame.

The spring temples and earsocks grip very well to the face. I don't anticipate this frame every falling off accidentally.

The surface on the Half-X has a slight "handmade" look to it, with the surface not being perfectly curved - in fact it looks somewhat like it was near-net molded into shape and hand-polished. My guess is that each frame is somewhat unique in this respect. There's no telling whether or not the polished surface is actually plated after manufacture.

The level of polish is not a mirror finish, but it is uniform and bright, typical of what I would normally find on industrial hard-chrome surface.

Lenses for this frame can be interchanged, although not without tools. For hard use, this obviously is a good thing.

These frames are also very light.

In conclusion, the Half-X is what it is - outrageous style that you either love or hate, but with the inherent advantages of the Oakley X-Metal alloy and very beefy construction.
japaner -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium


Made a good trade with this ones and since they were missing in my collection, i turned to buy them.
The carbon frame looks really awesome, like most of the carbon frame does. The lenses in my version are the "standard" Black Iridium. Good lenses overall, even if they are not polarized.
I really like the springe hides, which fits my head pretty well. The only worry i`ve got is, that these springhides getting damaged by using them "too" often.

Since i am a x-metal fan, its hard for me to figure out, which one i do prefer ; my beloved juliets or this one. I came to the conclusion, that both of these frames are too different to compare. I just gotta say , i love them both.

Five stars for these beautiful ones !
pang -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Are the Half X a damn good pair of sunnies? Yes.

Are the Half X a damn good pair of X-Metal sunnies? In my opinion, and compared to my pair of Juliets, NO.

And that I think, sums up the issues with the Half X. By themselves, they are great sunnies, nice solid build, good looking and stylish, not too heavy but not too light, comfortable fit, etc, etc,but when you slap the label X-Metal onto it, you expect something more, something special, that uniqueness that makes it a X-Metal and the Half X just lacks that.
MelG -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Warm Grey
These look good, but unfortunately I could not carry them. I believe they would fit and look good with people who could carry the Mars and Penny, ones with narrower heads.

They remind me of Frogskins made out of X Metals.
supersharp -
Frame: Polished
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

The Half-X is by many, considered the outcast of the X-Metal line. It is the second half frame designed, and many would argue an inferior design.

I do not take the stand that most take with the Half-X. I for one, do like the Half-X. I have stated in other post that I feel like it is the X-Metal version of the Flak Jacket. I really like the design minus the spring hinges, but they are a necessity since the nose bridge is a solid piece with no flex coupler.

I believe that Oakley was trying to evolve the X-Metal line since the nose bridge on other X-Metals seemed to be problematic. For this frame they went with a solid nose bridge and spring hinges. The spring hinges though are the weak point on this frame. Many people do not like these hinges and I am also not a fan of the hinges, but I can live with them.

These are not highly sought after, and not coveted by most collectors, but are still a part of the original X-Metal line. I don't have a problem with these, and in fact, like the fact that they are a little different from the rest of the line up with the solid nose bridge. They have character and are a must have for tru collectors. Pristine examples are easily had, even today, and for very modest prices.
Rick -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any
I could never understand why these were so expensive. My wife has tried these many times and they come off a bit boring. I think they would have been much smarter to chop the price in half. Not worth the price.
dan-E -
Frame: Seaweed
Lens: Light Grey

These are a very beautifully shaped frame designed and marketed for women. The O-Matter frame accented with the metal earlugs make these kinda like Scars for chicks. (That sounds kinda kinky.) It seems to work since a friend I konw went gaga for this pair, but balked when she saw how much they cost. She still tried them on and I have to say, they looked great on her.
Landseer -
Frame: Cork
Lens: VR28 Gold Iridium

I got these for my girl so she'd stop taking my Crosshair S. They are a little pricey for a plastic pair, but they are her favorites. They have a great look and fit her narrow face very well. Nice lens too, with enough contrast to really make a difference. They seem to have a nice construction with a metal core in the stems and hinges. They have a great updated retro style that she loves. I'd give a 5 if they were a tad cheaper.
oogie -
Frame: Cherry
Lens: G40

For women, yes. But a fantastic look, very refined. Resembles a styled Rx frame. Price is a bit steep, but the styling is great!
Madscientist -
Frame: Haylon
Lens: VR28 Gold Iridium

Girl Firend Absolutely loves these. I cant get her into anything else for the life of me., She just wont stop wearing them. GOOD BUY!
shanafan -
Frame: Cork
Lens: VR28 Gold Iridium

Yes, these are intended for women, but I kindof liked how they fit my face. They are smaller, like the Minute. The cork frame has a nice light tan look to it, nothing unusual like seaweed or black berry that a guy couldn't pull off. If I had a smaller face, maybe I would get this pair.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Black Berry
Lens: Black Iridium

Very nice design. I tried these on and they were to small for me obviously. They were very light. My wife has a small head and these fit her very well. They offer very good eye coverage as well.
O-Whores -
Frame: Blackberry
Lens: Black Iridium

This colorway makes them a great everyday pair since I wear a lot of dark colors. Nice flat lens that makes the mirrored appearance stand out much more. Most would say that the price is a bit high for this type of "vanilla" pair, but I think it was well worth it.
TDM -
Frame: Cherry
Lens: G40

My girlfriend just bought herself a pair of these (through no persuasion from me but she's still a long way from being an O-obsessive like me), she loves how light they are and has remarked on how comfortable they are to wear.

The frames look awesome in cherry and shows up loads of different shades of red depending on how the light catches it. One design aspect I love is how the piece with the scripted logo slots into the jet intake on the frame when you open up the arm, I know this feature appears on a number of frames but it seems so much more elegant and stylish on the Halo.
Farlius -
Frame: Cherry
Lens: G40

Got these for the Wife, before they were renamed "haylon'. She wasn't a fan; she didn't like the lack of unobtanium compared to her Half Jackets and she found the would slip off of her nose an awful lot. She liked the color and style but they weren't practical for her. I've been meaning to ship them off to my sister to see if she wants them.
o-xide -
comes in four different colors which is great but none in the metallice look like the ones that comes in the stretched sticker
o-xide -
This is a gread Torso to have. You can also use him as your carpool partner LOL
o-xide -
I didn't think this bag is all that nice because of the plainess but after seeing the one in HQ store that was painted with eyeballs. I therefore got one and am now looking for a airbrush artist to do this job. Basically, this bag is so Oakley. It has that congrugated look like the Thump
tk728 -
I travel all over the world and this bag goes every where. I carry my Dell laptops, disk drives, cables and books with me. I have two problems with it: 1) it won't fit under the seat without scrunching it or in the overhead on commuter flights and 2) it is not repairable. The first one I got for Christmas and two months after that one of the shoulder straps started coming apart. Oakley said it was not repairable and it was beyond the 30 day warranty period. They eventually just sent me a new one which has had no problems, but I worry about something like a broken zipper and it can't be replaced.

I continue to get compliments on it, even though it is over three years old. Looks good even with a suit.
oogie -
A unique bag design, with the hard shell and all. Personally, I think the look is pretty killer, but I'm not sold on the functionality. I like a pack that is essentially as small as the contents it's holding.
O-bandit -
color: black

what else :o))

i like those hardshell backpack combination a lot! it´s huge and you can store the hole stuff which you need for the school, colleg or university even a laptop fits in and it´s safe to.
the hardshell can hold enough cloth for a week and the small poket on the outside is ideal for the wallet and keys....
great development!
trego33 -
Color:Black
A below average product for the cost - 150 dollars and the outer layer - the so called hardshell does not even have a scratch proof coating of any kind - the moment you scrape the bag against anything - there is a nice long scratch to remind you of that special moment for the rest of your life. Someone might say - You;re not supposed to scrape the bag against anything and that is true - but IT's A BAG - whether you want to or not - it is going to get scraped against something sooner or later - especially in New York. Although on a positive note - the bag manages to hold quite a bit and it looks alright.
fflores222 -
Color: Black if you know the bag, there's only one color...!

I've had this bag for a little over 3 months. I've gone through three Oakley bags, the computer bag (used for 6 months and the Icon 2.0 Used for two months see other reviews)

I carry an awful lot of items. In toting the same equipment in the two bags i prefer the Icon 2.0 shoulder straps to the hard shell because the Icon straps are more form fit to stay on the shoulder better.

I have a 14" Dell that I use for work, along with two additional laptop drives and cables to attach. In the outside pouch, I store my canon s400, extra battery, charger, cell phone. Inside the bag I have two twenty CD holders, battery charger, and full size mouse. Best thing is I still have room to spare. I've traveled w/this bag in December, along w/all the previously mentioned items I had two magazines, and a travel pillow stuffed into it. I've used almost all 1800CI of the bag.

Bottom line I love the bag. It’s my favorite one so far. I would highly recommend this bag to anyone that needs to carry extra equipment w/ their laptop. It's at the top of my list of need to have bags.
Dartflare -
This backpack is great!
I use it for carring laptop and iPOD too...
Its resistant, stylish, oakley for sure... and the best... people will never think that there is an macbook inside =)
jumpman73 -
I'm not a big fan of this bag at all. The hard shell concept it pretty cool because it offers a higher since of security of your stuff not getting smashed. Its great for computers, portable DVD players, and other electronics. I'm just not a big fan of the shape. I have a friend who uses this when he rides his motorcycle. I don't know if it would survive a crash but it gives him a bit more confidence.
EVL HMR -
I use this bag everyday as my 'work' bag. I travel on the London underground, and this bag not only offers me protection from overcrowded tubes, it also allows me to 'move' pushy people with the greatest of ease. It is so original and all I get is positive comments.
It's not going to hold the world, but I have a Kitchen Sink pack for that. Nope, for what it does and what it looks like, I love this bag.
Link_us -
Just bought this bag at an outlet for $50 bucks... i win
Funky-Trixtar -
Had it since I bought it for my 17" notebook(back in 2006)Loved it up to the point where I overloaded it. That was when the zip just gave up the ghost and more than a few teeth!
american image -
i have the DUCATI hatchet, very cool pic. of a Ducati in Red
bong -
very cool looking box! seems to show an extreme closeup of the Hatchet hinge mechanism and the "Hatchet" logo looks really great.
Bruin1 -
A nice looking box, but not a real eyecatcher
o-xide -
should come with more colors but over all easy to replace
pythoner -
They are offered in more colors directly from Oakley....but I think its only Ice iridium...by far my favorite glasses and superior optics.
Latcarf -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium

Just got a pair of the hatchets today (July 15, 2004) $250.00 @ Occhiali Da Sole (Sunglass store owned by Oakley). The salesman said they are limited edition (I don't believe that though). Anyway, they are pretty sweet! I like Oakley's metals, my last pair being the Juliet X-Metals, and these O-luminum Hatchets are nice. The frame strength rivals that of my Juliet's but the Hatchets are about three time lighter! I really dig the optics too - giving everything around a warm bluish tint. The only complaint I might have about these is that the bridge doesn't quite fit my nose. The do fit - but just a little loose. I liked the fact that my Juliet's had three sizes of nose piece rubber. I didn't get that with the Hatchets (maybe they do come with that, I don't know - my salesman wasn't too bright and I bought the Hatchets off the floor). Anyway - I must say that I really dig these shades so far - we'll see if they stand the test of time! I have been with my Juliet's for almost two years and the Hatchets will have to work hard to win my affection!

-Latcarf
Ed -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium

If Hatchet is any indication of what's to come, I look forward to seeing more O-Luminums from Oakley. The sculpted aluminum frame is relatively light yet solid and sturdy like the X-Metals. The spring hinge mechanism looks and feels like what is used on the Magnesium line. The glossy finish on the frame looks almost like O-Matter. I also like the tastefully aggressive styling. The only downside for me is that since my face is smaller and my nose is kinda flat, the bottom of the frame sits on my cheeks. I hope Oakley releases a smaller O-Luminum model soon.
NeptuneTQ -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium

I tried these on today, didn't work out for me. I have a small head and face, and the Juliet's and Penny barely sit on my nose cos of how flat it is. The Hatchet however, is larger than the Juliet's, and the nose bombs don't come close to my nose. The style isn't bad, albeit not flashy enough to justify $275 from me, but it's definitely too big for me, which kinda implies that maybe it WAS originally a Romeo prototype. They are much more stylish then the Romeo's however. Here's hoping they come out with smaller versions also :)
Ed -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Titanium Iridium

OK, so I got tired of waiting for a smaller O-Luminum model to come out. Even though these are on the big side for my face, I figured I would just have to get used to them. The sleek sculpturing of the frame is aggressive without being too outrageous. Although Oakley calls the frame color "brown", it is a metallic paint that looks like a deep bronze, especially in the sun. The Titanium Iridium lenses are wonderful as always, only the left lens has "O-LUMINUM" etched on the lower edge instead of the usual "TITANIUM" to set them apart from other models. Since the frames are on the large side, the lenses offer a significant amount of coverage... very little light leaks through. I'm still hoping that larger nose bombs become available soon. That would make them fit quite a bit better on smaller faces.
Dann -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black

I'm very impressed with the latest offering, not only in style but in material. It has the segments like a Plate, but the shape of the Halo. No other model really compares to it, but certain strengths are pulled off of many others. It's strong like an X-Metal, thin like an oversized Wire, and has returned to the aggressive style of some of the Jackets. I'm hoping they keep up the impressive designs in the future instead of heading to the fashion market as some models seem to be doing.

It's not nearly as heavy as the X-Metals, yet doesn't need to make up for the strength by being bulky like the Mags. The lens size is good for larger faces, as people have noted and won't let much light in. The spring hinge works well, but seems to be a weak point in the otherwise solid structure.
LEX7 -
Frame:Brown
Lens:Titanium Iridium

These are a great contender for my favourite pair of oakleys.
when it comes to comfort I prefer them to all my X-metals.
I have been desperate for a Titanium Iridium lens for so long but didnt like any of the oakleys that it came with so I was overjoyed when I saw these babies.
Titanium Iridium is now my second favourite lense it looks damn cool when you look through it and when people are looking at you.
I fully recommend these glasses but price wise im sure people are gonna go for the X-Metals if they have a spare 300 bucks so I dont know how well they are gonna sell.
Also I dont know why they dont come with different nose bomb sizes?
xstarr -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Today was finally sunny, so I could wear my new Hatchets!
I really liked them. Very light with great coverage.
My only complaint is that for the cost they look very conservative when compared with the Juliets. They don't look like anything "special" and need a serial number.

njphil -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Honestly, i think they are better than all my x-metal sunglasses... not very colorful but damm damm damm good. They have like super high quality workmanship no little marks just perfect.
LEX7 -
Frame:Pewter
Lens:Black Iridium

Hatchets are badass anyway but this dark combo has got to be the most badass pair.
the pewter frame is very cool, a dark sparkly grey, goes very well with the BI lens but i want to change it to a VR28 Black Iridium lens which i think will look even better.
Dann -
Frame: Raw
Lens: Ice

See my earlier review for more details, but the Raw Ice makes a nice new combo. I hoped for a darker frame to go with Ice, but this is an interesting pair regardless.
BrianJ1888 -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Titanium Iridium
Nice, light, sturdy frame. Great color and lens combo. If only it were polarized. Fits great, but the spring hinges aren't the greatest.
frankie4fingers -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Ice polarized
a bit loose fit, maybe too big for my head or caused by spring hingens. feels cheap...
Je_Suis_Oakley -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Titanium Iridium
I cannot believe how awesome these turned out! The finish on the frame is beautiful, no flaws and they are so lightweight. The color combinations are a little boring but the look and feel overall is GREAT!
zeroshiki -
Frame: Raw/Mercury
Lens: Ice iridium/Ti clear

i haven't actually gotten a hatchet yet, tried these on when i visited my fav local optic store. the first impression putting them on is they're simple designed but still stands out as an Oakley sunglass with the cool earstem shape. the raw/ice combo is pretty cool but a bit to flashy for my taste.., while the mercury/ti clear combo would make a perfect clubbing eyegear. the material O-luminum is pretty light compared to Xmetal, but the frame surface on Hatchets seems to be not as nice as Xmetals, but maybe that's because i prefer matte surface over shiny ones. other than that, the hatchets are really cool sunglasses. the other thing about hatchet i don't like is the pricetag. at $260, might as well save it up and buy another juliet with a little difference on the price.
WrxPaT -
Frame: Raw
Lens: Ice
Very Light, Nice subtle yet aggressive design, the price was the only drawback but now that they lowered it, its a GREAT pair of sunglasses!
Com Alpha -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarised

I originally went in to buy some glasses for the spring / summer and walked out with a set of A Wire spring 2.0's. After wearing them for 2 hour I found them to tight on my face and went to return them. Got chatting to the lovely salesgirl there and she recommended these for me.

What can I say, I had to get a set ! The one they had in the store were damaged slightly so I bought them from elsewhere in the end. I could never justify the hefty price tag for Oakley sunglasses and usually go for the mid range "branded" fashionable style ones but they just fit feel and look so great I decided to splash out the bit extra and go for them.


kingphilbert -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Titanium

After two weeks and only a few days of sun I've decided to weigh in on these. I had hoped for a gorgeous saturday that I could use them all day, not in the winter though. The frame is beautifully sculpted, and incredible piece of art. The are extremely light and the slight push in the spring hinge is perfect to adjust the fit around your face. Lens coverage is excellent. They are longer (top to bottom) than the Juliets and sit close enough to not let in any peripheral light. The only problem I do have are the nose pieces. The only came with one size, small. It would have been great to get two sizes as all the X-Metals do. A thicker set for thinner noses would make the fit that much better and push the lens just enough away from my eyes. I do hope we see more O-Luminums int eh future as well.
Noah -
Frame: Pewter (based on price I paid, but looks same as Carbon from what I can tell)
Lens: Ice Iridium, Polarized, RX

The frame is light, hugs my face, very little light gets over the top or around the sides. Even on the rare occaision when light does get around the side (sun behind me and off to the side), there's no reflection of my eyeball, like I get with other glasses I own. It feels like they were made just for me :) Bit of luck, there. The fit and fashion were so good my wife let me go WAY over budget to get them. The nose bridge looks normal, as opposed to pointy on the other oakley frames I tried. My wife really didn't like the pointy nose bridges. The notches in the sides of the frame are perfect for taking the glasses on and off without letting in a ton of light. They must have done that on purpose.

The lenses are wonderful! The polarization cuts out the reflection of the dash on the windshield, as well as the glare off the hood that wrecks forward vision when driving into the sun. The ice iridium lenses do a great job of knocking down the overall brightness without really distorting all the colors like the other lens options. The prescription part is weird at first because of the curvature of the lens and your eye only used to being in focus when looking forward. They say it will take time to get used to and they aren't kidding. Once you adjust, it's wonderful. You get your some of your peripheral vision back, which is ordinarily out of focus with other glasses.

I also note that the hinges seem a bit on the wobbly side in the plane perpendicular to the plane the arms fold on. Particularly when I fold them up, one arm moves over or under the other, rather than staying lined up front to back. I hope I don't have to send them back soon!
american image -
Frame: ducati carbon black
Lens: black

had it sitting in my shop-display ,and from day one , i wanted it for myself !!
when i finally took it out of it , i was a very happy man ! it feels really lightweight, the spring-hinge makes them really comfortable to wear , and the red icon stands out together with the red earsocks.. it just is a must have
RangerK -
Frame: Raw
Lens: VR 28 Black

I scored these on a great deal on E-bay. Very Comfortable. they are more flashy than some of the other reviewers have said.

After wearing them all day I'll upgrade these to five stars and my top pair of 2005.
fin7 -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black

Very light and easy to wear all day, face hugging design, more frame / lens options would be nice though,
The pewter finish is not my favourite, too polished.
dan-E -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Titanium Iridium
Honestly, I don't know what the big deal about the Hatchets are. Granted, they are quite attractively designed and very light weight. But while a perfectly nice looking model, they don't stand out much in Oakley's lineup the way any X-metal or, even some of the wires do. Maybe the effusive compliments from O-Reviewers raised my expectations too much.
dougman -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium

The most I've paid for a set of Oakleys. They have a great feel to them--the cool, stiff, heft of metal, but the weight is so much lighter than you would expect for the sculpted frame. Great fit and covers my eye sockets to prevent light coming in.

These are a great middle-of-the-road compromise between the extreme style of the shaped md's, splice, etc, and the conservative look of wires. Because the frame is a single piece they look a bit more conservative than Juliets, but the shape still has a lot of character to it.
addicted2o -
Frame: raw
Lens: ice
tried these on and i didn't like the fit..these glasses are nice although a little bit too light for me and the angles on the orbitals are not my type...i like the mercury clear ones if only they fit me better
Jonathan Tung -
Frame: Raw
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Yeah, I know that doesn't exist, but I've tried it. It's a wonderful color combo and I hope it might be made available to the public by Oakley. Before opening, I took a pair of spare replacement Titanium Iridium lenses and put them into the Raw Frame. That's was one of the best combos for the Hatchet I've seen.

I love the weight of the frame, but my face doesn't seem to carry the Hatchet well. It's really more suited for a rounder and definitely more European face. Or at least less Asian.

Again, my usual complaints against spring hinges, but I guess that was a must or else you'd either be dealing with a one piece aluminum pair of sunglasses or three piece with temples that only extended so far. In either case, it would be impractical for mass markets.

I'd like to see a smaller O-luminum, but the Hatchet, like the Romeo, is a first in my book. I just knew Oakley would venture into Al sooner or later.
Tick -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black
Very nice, lightweight, sturdy frame but with the design & finish they could almost be mistaken for O-matter. You have to really love the style & fit of Hatchets to pay that much for them.
x-metalman -
Frame: Raw
Lens: Ice
I've tried these on, and I must say, they are awesome! The Raw frame color is way nicer than most silver frames and Ice always compliments silver. The frame weight is very light and they feel very strong. Most definitely a future purchase.
oogie -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Titanium

A great new addition to the tech-adventuresome Oakley. Like the X-Metals and Magnesium frames, it is just so refreshing to see science and creativity brought out to the mass market. I agree with all the previous raves regarding the strength, weight and wicked look to the new eyewear. The fit was great for me, though I can imagine smaller faces/bridges would want for something more.
Rick -
Frame: Mercury
Lens: Ti Clear
I had tried the Hatchet on a few times and never quite liked it, until this past summer. I tried the Mercuy/Ti combo and they didn't look as bad as I had somehow envisioned them to look. Still, the price is a big factor but the price is said to be coming down. Smart move. I like them fine, but I think I can stick with just one pair. You can feel the quality in them.
evan.carrigan -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Simply awesome. My new favorite pair by far...actually the nicest pair I have ever had. They are light, strong and beautiful.
OsmosisJones -
Frame: Raw
Lens: Ice

Another great Oakley-styled piece. I love them, theyre so light, and agressive looking.

If there was a little more coverage, or something like a Hatchet-L then I'd defiantely try and collect the whole line.
jamestcheung -
Frame: All
Lens: All

I love the design of these frames. They look sculpturally aggressive and well made but they really are for smaller faces, not great big moon heads like me. I tried them on and they instantly took 50 points off my IQ. The do have a tendency to make those with less than ideal heads for this frame look cross-eyed. For this reason I'm not giving this frame 5 stars.
cycling-pablo -
Frame: carbon
Lens: black iridium

I really love the shape of these lenses. These have a really subtle OTT shape going on with the hard angles. I love the red unobtanium too with the ducati edition. Just wish they fit a tad snugger because they tend to slide just a little bit because of the "loose" hinge.
Rick -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any
I wanted these for such a long time, and when they finally arrived here in Japan I was very disappointed. I thought I had a head that fit every Oakley, but these sat way too high on my nose and my wife said they made my eyes look too close together. Hearing other people saying they fit too big confuses me, because they look way too small on me. I even tried the Asian Fit Hatchets, they were a bit better, but they just don't have a good fit on me. The design and interesting frame colors make for a great looking pair of glasses, and I can see why pepole would buy them. But, they are overpriced in my book and I would suggest going with a Juliet way before hooking yourself up with one of these. I hope Oakley offers a similar model or a second version though because there's a lot of potential there. 3/5
RGN -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium

I am very happy with these. They are light and I like the lenses (a lense I had avoided for some time because I thought it would be too dark). I heard they will only fit in the X-Metal Vault. I also own Juliets and prefer these because they are more comfortable.
sparra -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium

I love these glasses, they feel amazing - not too light or heavy, but amazing quality. They fit even my large nose bridge very well, sitting exactly on the nose and hugging the forehead nicely. Top it off with spring hinges and the wonderful oluminum and you have a cracking glass.
warwagon -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Titanium Iridium
Well I took me a while to commit to buying the Hatchet. Some felt to tight, so I was always unsure. I was told it looked to small on me....but in the end I just couldn't resist. The style and shape i feel are just so different and unique. After having my Chop Tops in Brown and the fact that they were the only ones with the Ti lens which I love so much I finally broke and bought them. At times the do look a little small on my head but a lot of that is because I'm used to seeing larger frames on my mug as have friends who have said the same. Look if you want a unique frame different to whats out there this is your choice. plus be so light for such a solid metal frame is a bonus as well.
yelkao -
Frame: Mercury
Lens: Ti/Clear

One of my current favorites and I'm sure I can add it to my list of all-time favorites also. Awesome frame color and design. I love the fact that there is another metal frame line out there now. I hope they continue to make more models with O-Luminum.
yoko -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Good cut and shape. Hugs my face nicely and it's also light. Price is a little high. Could be the reason why it didn't pick-up since just for a few more $$$ you can have the most popular Juliet.
EastCoast -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium

I can't decide if these are a 3 or a 4. They are beautifully made and look excellent. The lens etching is a bonus. The spring hinges are different than other wires - they don't 'snap' the way others do. They are made from a different material than most wires (O-Luminum), and are quite light.

These seem to fit differently than most Oakleys though. The lenses can make your eyes look 'close together.' Also the lenses sit quite closely to the face. Definitely try these before you buy them.

Oh - the arms on mine don't quite line up at the hinge, and there seems to be minor distortion in the periphery. Not enough to turn me off (I'm nitpicking to the extreme perhaps); these are still my go-to pair on very sunny days. A bit disconcerting though.
Icon208 -
Frame: take your pick
Lens: See above, but Ti is definitely my favorite.
<sigh> All the potential in the world, but never quite delivered. It's a gorgeous frame; IMHO, the perfect blend of OTT and conservative. If I have a complaint with the styling, it's that the wide arc of the earstems coupled with the narrow set of the orbitals make some people's eyes look close together.

The colorways that have been available are VERY well-balanced, considering that there have only been 5 US models. The Raw/VR28 Black should have been less exclusive (these are light enough to be an everyday sport model, and with the deep orbital are perfect for golf), and a second polarized color (Platinum/Gold Iridium?) would have made it a much faster seller. Also, it would have been nice to have Fire, Ruby, or 24k available to balance the Ice.

I was certain that the O-luminum line was the future of Oakley- all the sculpture of the X-metals, with none of the weight and (eventually) less heavy on the wallet- and that we'd see a couple of similar frames in different sizes. I even thought up names for the larger version (Tomahawk) and smaller (Handaxe).

Anyway, now they're discontinued, so smoke 'em while you got 'em.
KAMI X -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium

first thing i was amazed by how light these were almost not there feeling but still that strong metal feel.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium (Ducati)

Another excellent pair of shades from Oakley's mad science division, the Hatchet Wires are lightweight, durable, and fit perfectly. The accent of red unobtainium earsocks compliments the red icons perfectly to finish this Ducati rendition. Even the box is a collector's piece, featuring photos from Ducati cycle racing. The only drawback to mention is the "spring hinges" which are actually made of plastic and therfore not as durable as they could have been had Oakley used metal instead.
Ofan -
Frame: Mercury
Lens: Ti Clear

This is so classy. I love the lenses since you can wear them even at night(It kinda looks like prescription almost). The Mercury frame compliments the lenses well. Eye coverage is good and it fits my head really well, having the nosepads really help.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Mercury
Lens: Titanium/Clear
Awesome glasses. Like the saying goes, they fit like a glove and have a style all their own. The O-Luminum frame is very lightweight and durable, and these lenses allow you to wear the glasses in overcast/lowlight conditions so your peepers will still be protected from harmful UV rays. The only drawback is that the spring hinges are made of plastic instead of metal, so they may not hold up over the years. Still, a great pair of shades. Get them while you can since they're discontinued.
american image -
Frame: raw
Lens: VR28
the combination of o-luminium and VR28 is a great one, the lightweight frame, with a shiny finish, looks rigid, and the VR28 lens makes it an easy to wear lens in all kinds of lightconditions. love em !
the springe hinge system is a big bonus with this frame, makes it even more comfortable. designwise; it's good, but not extraordinary
BiGCoB -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Titanium Iridium

They are for me on the same level than the X-metal line.

A bit small at first sight, the Hatchet proves to be very well accommodating to fit my big head thanks to the spring hinges.
The best part of these glasses is their light weight. I can wear them during hours like I have nothing on my head.

Concerning the design, they are very classy, with a little touch of aggressiveness. The brown color with its kind if varnished finishing looks marvelous and the Titanium Iridium matches the frame color perfectly.

The Orange/Brownish lens transmission is perfect for sunny to overcast light condition.
Aldo -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Titanium Iridium

So far so good. The lens provide very good protection against glare. The fit of the frame is near-perfect, snug but not tight. They do not fall off when I play basketball. The construction is a masterpiece, simple and sporty yet understatedly elegant. It's cheaper than my Juliets but seem to be more durable and solid. Too bad Oakley is discontinuing it but they can be still found over the net at around $160 more or less.
oakdays -
Frame:Carbon
Lens:Black IR
This pair is not for me, they look great but they don’t fit well I have used them a few times but always the same problem my eyelashes hit the lens and that is just so annoying and I have to be cleaning the lens constantly tow skulls for the great look
Jonas -
Frame: The frame is one of the mosy beautifully-crafted that I have seen. Not too "blingy" like my Juliets and Romeos but not as bland as my A-Wires either. My Hatchet's frames are so solid that with a gentle squeeze, you wont hear anything not even a faint creak.

Lens: The lens are standard A-rated Oakley. I got the brown ones and they do an excellent job of reducing glare while maintaining my visual acuity. At first my eyeleshes were kinda touching the lens so I remedied this by adjusting the nosebombs. Oakley later told me that they can give higher nose bombs to incrase the distance between my eyes and the frames. I bought them for less than $150 online.
Brando_commando -
Frame: Raw
Lens: Ice Iridium

Just got these pair of sunglasses and they look great and they are super-lightweight. Fits perfectly on my face and I don't even feel like they are on my face. I have long eyelashes for a guy and if i push the glasses snug to my face my lashes rub the lens. But that is not a big issue for me.

I know they are now discontinued but you can find them off EBay or other internet oulets for almost 1/2 the orig. price. I bought mine in Jamaica duty free for $150USD!!!! What a steal!!
ShadyOak -
Frame: Raw/Brown
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium/Titanium Iridium

The hatchet is my favorite frame I own so far (don't have a pair of juliets yet so...). They are really light yet strong, are aggressive in a classy kind of way, and provide great coverage. The only thing I would change is some different size nose bombs. Ultimately I would need a slimmer bomb to get the glasses a bit closer to my face. It's not bad enough to be annoying or look wierd though so I'm still sticking to 5 stars. Other than that they fit me perfectly. The spring hinges are almost as good as the ones on my mag four, but not quite.

The brown finish is a nice deep metalic rootbeer color, I like it. The raw is a cool matte silver finish that seems to be very durable because there's no paint to scratch.

Lenses are standard oakley fare, awesome. I may switch the lenses in these two just to see what happens.

I love these frames and hope to own all the colorways eventually. It's a shame that O-luminum isn't in the line up anymore, I'd love to see what else oakley could do with it.
SKULLZ -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium (Ducati)
I finally was able to pick up a pair of these somewhere, for a really good price. Considering that these are limited edition, I'm really happy that I only paid $75 for mine off of eBay. I could not be any happier, though I was slightly disappointed that the cool looking red- tagged microfiber case was not included. The O-luminum, is surprisingly light- weight, though it is heavier than my half jackets.

Arms: The long rubbers on the arms provide very good grip, and I do not have any problem with the hinges, they are just the right stiffness and lock into place when fully extended. The only problem with the arms is that ehrn you close them the tip of the arm scratches up against the inside of the other, wearing it down slightly after time.

Frame: The Carbon colored frame definitely completes the look of these sunglasses, and they are not to light to the point of feeling like cheap shades.

Lenses: The Black Iridium, though standard is very good. These are the first pair of Oakleys that I have bought with Black Irid. lenses, and I am very happy I did.

Fit: These fit to a slightly larger head comparing to my Half Jackets, though I have a normal sized head, and they fit perfectly fine. If you own a pair of Half Jackets, and they are nice and snug, you should not have a problem. But, if there is an Oakley Vault anywhere near you, I would try them on first (I couldn't find Hatchets anywhere).

Overall: These are great looking shades, with a great feel to them. They are sure to catch attention, but maybe not as much as the Juliets ;)
Oaksarecool4eva -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Titanium Iridium

These are super! I have no troubles with the fitting on my medium to large face. The Titanium Iridium is a really wonderful lens. It works on an overcast days and on the sunny! Making this one of Oakleys greatest lenses! Every serious Oakley fan must have this lens! It also Has lovely silver mirror on outside and Titanium laser etched on bottom left lens. (I love how Oakley do this)! Titanium Iridium lenses also have a brown base for increased contrast thats perfect! Now to the hatchet model. By far the Hatchet is my favourite even over the X-Metals! O-Luminum is amazing stuff it is actually a spaceage alloy metal invented by Oakley that is ultra light! This Hatchet brown frame with titanium lenses looks great and so so cool and also now very rare! I will be sticking to these like super glue!
ShadyOak -
Frame: Mercury/Raw/Pewter
Lens: Ti Clear/Ice Iridium/Black Iridium

I still love these glasses, they are the frame I end up wearing most of the time. So, my previous comments stand, but I just got 3 new colorways.

The pewter is an absolutely beautiful finish, a really rich metallic grey. It looks incredible in the sun! Love the frame color, I might swap my titanium lenses in to give some contrast to the dark grey and accent the silver icon.

One thing that surprised me was the frames on the Ice model have a different raw finish than on the VR28. It is a bead blasted finish, the VR28's have a tumbled finish. It's a totally different look, but nice either way. This is my first pair of Ice lenses, very cool looking to look at, nothing special to look through (other than typical oakley clarity).

What can I say about Ti clear except they look awesome, but not a "sun" lens, hence the "clear" in the title. Great for indoor or dark cloudy seattle days.
TimCoops -
Frame:Raw
Lens: Vr28 Black Iridium

I love these for ever and they have been my oakley sunglasses for over a year now and are the only oakleys I like! They so much suit my face and even my Mom says so! Mom and I reckon the hatchets have a nick of increasing (for the person who wears them) their looks! I have tried the X-Metals and they are good looking too, however they feel heavy and give me hell after an hour of wearing! I feel that the O-luminum is what oakley should of used in the X-Metals so they are lighter and more comfortable. If oakley could of added a grey x-metal coloring to the O-luminum material all the X-metals would of been perfect. The only reason I don't wear X-Metals is they are too damn uncomfortable! The Hatchet is never a problem all day long. This lens (the vr28 black irdium) is great, I could say it is the only oakley lens thats suits me! (as it has perfect contrast for overcast and is wearable in the blazing sun no problems too!). The raw with vr28 hatchet are very cool looking and that shinny frame speaks loud! I think they are very dressy and I also think they look good both in the sports and for going out (formal). With the ultra light o-luminum frame they are very light and comfortable on. Just a stunning model and I think the best in the hatchet range. The raw with vr28 are just damn too cool! The hatchet is no longer made so guys get this classic oakley (o-luminum) while you can!
Ian -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I am truly disappointed with this model. They look absolutely amazing in pictures, so I ordered a pair on eBay. The first pair arrived with the spring hinge broken. After receiving a new pair, I realized that you have to have a seriously small head to make these work. The frame wraps completely to the sides of the head before the ear stems begin, and the stems don't even flex much. The have a very tight fit. The lenses are placed very close together and look very goofy on me. I wish I had a chance to try these on before I bought them, but I wasn't even aware of their release until after they were discontinued.
Hatchetman -
Frame: Raw Pewter
Lens: Grey

Of all the oakleys Ive tried, these are the only ones that really grip onto my head during intense physicial activity. A close second maybe would be my Canteens.
Tim Coops -
Frame: Carbon Ducati
Lens: Black Iridium

This would have be without any doubt whatsoever my favourite oakley ever even over the X-Metals! Why you may ask? The answer is the incredible quality and craftmansship to these but only in this special Hatchet Ducati! Even the X-Metals don't look as 3 dimensional or modern as these do! The frame teases your eye as first being dark but then goes to a georgeous sliverish color in the sun but that looks superb! The red Icon on side and the red rubber ears look a million bucks! The frame shape looks a spectacular almost 3 dimensional diamondish shape! Amazingly cool pair of shades and really suits my face. It is aggresive but not too aggresive ,just perfecto! Of all the Ducati signature models this one tops them all because it has a spaceage and light O- Luminum metal frame and of couse looks super super cool!
Tim Coops -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized


These and the Hatchet Ducati are basically the same as they are same colourway of Carbon Black. Only these have Polarized Lenses while the Ducati's don't. And of course these don't have the red icon and ear stems. Both these and the Ducati Hatchet are my favourite in the Hatchet colourways. The silverish carbon frame somehow suits me the best. And these being Polarized is a great +! Also these frames look so very cool as do the Ducati Hatchets. Like one other reviewer said they are better than the X-Metals! And yes I'd agree.
rigor_mortiz -
Frame: carbon (ducati)
Lens: black iridium

since a lot of people are wearing juliets, i've decided to get myself a pair of hatchets, since i like to be unique and be different. these are not too common since its a discontinued model so i got it from ebay. the moment i hold the hatchet in my hands, i noticed how tough and sturdy it is. very lightweight and good for driving since it effectively blocks direct sunlight. i do not recommend this sunglasses for people with large heads/face since the frame is small, but overall, its a good alternative to the juliets if you want to stand out from the crowd
O4life -
Frame: pewter
Lens: black
one of my wifes favorite pairs on me. They fit perfect to my face Im happy I bought them
anonymous -
Frame: Hinges are pure junk! And of course Oakley conveniently cannot fix them, no parts! Go figure. WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!
Lens:
plutonium54 -
Frame:carbon
Lens:black iridium polarized

When I first saw them,I got really impressed with these.I can say (can't help doing so),that they are the best way to close a historic era for oakley.Just think which great models did we enjoy from 98 'till 2004:the minute,the straight jacket,valves,plate,most of the x metals.And now these...They are definitely the perfect pinnacle of the so called (by oakley themselves)"organic design" of sunglasses.
What are they?The implementation of the oakley organic muscular design,on the maximum degree I think.A flowing,smooth curve,with endlees detail,and full of personality.Starting from their own appearance,they have a deply loustrous highly polished finish,as if there was some kind of lacquer on the aluminum.I mean,the wires don't have that,the x metals don't have that.It's the hatchet that I see this kind of gloss for the first time.And I can ensure you that no matter how rigid and strong the aluminum is,it appears as smooth and soft as you can imagine.This effect is specially present on the carbon finish,but having seen the mercury as well,I certainly confirm it on the other models too.The orbitals,aggressive,round on the eye brows,and with sharp edges everywhere else.The earstems,thick and thin at the same time,with the oakley registered fin always present close to the temples.While the whole outcome,resembles both unknown and the splice,it has a personality all its own,due to the very light and thinner than both of the aforementioned,frame,which with the exception of the earstems is closer to the x metals,if not even the wires,in terms of thickness.Unobtainium is placed both on the nosepiece and on the earstems,with the latter ones,being wider and longer compared to all the designs that I can think of right now.And the two hinges do a great job in holding the glasses tight on the head.My only objection would be on that,the fact that the frame is one piece,stiff but light because of the aluminum,and unfortunately without flex couplers.In general I'm not in favor of this idea,which I see that is applied to many other pairs as well,just like the half x.They are somewhat thin and light.But they are still not wires.So,I would expect some more flexibility.Since I read a lot of complaints over here about the plastic hinges' longevity,I say that we should all consider that all of the o-matter pairs' dual cam hinges are probably made from the same material as those.And I believe that there haven't been any complaints up to now in regard with the o-matter hinges' quality.So I think that nobody should worry on that.By the way,the hatchets' hinges are identical to those of the mag switch.
Taking under considaration all of the above,and combining them with seven highly attactive frame/lens combinations,oakley sure achieved making a pair that is gonna be remembered as a milestone to the likes of their highly praised series.They showed once more,that they can introduce something really different any time they want.Because,the hatchet is in terms of design,and material,definitely something different.
Graham -
Frame: Raw
Lens: Ice Iridium

My favorite pair of glasses ever! Had to really track these down when I got them. It was right after they had been discontinued and was lucky enough to be working at Sunglass Hut when someone returned a pair and I quickly bought them up before someone else could! I just wish I could find more!!! I want them in every frame and lens! I love them THAT much!
Rick -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Gold Clear
This is a Japan Exclusive and a very nice one at that. It is not for sale in Japan stores, but it is available through a few online dealers. The price is steep at approx. $275 US. I have tried this pair on and they are nice. But, $275 nice? I'm not quite sure. If you feel you must get one, just let me know and I'll see what I can do.
Rick -
Frame: Raw
Lens: Titanium Clear
The second of the two Japan Exclusive Hatchets. Still for sale at retail stores but didn't get the price slash they did everywhere else. You are looking at $275 US for this one, and it looks almost identical to the globally-released Mercury/Ti Clear. The Raw frame is less polished and a bit more Matte in appearance as compared to the Mercury. If you want one, just let me know.
brooklyn -
Color: Cannon Red / Black

What made me give these shorts a 3 is not the short but Oakleys advertiment and their customer service. I received them as a gift for my Bday. Didn't wear them for awhile becuase i was not riding at the time. When i took them out of the packaging I noticed that they did not have any pockets. On the website pic and description they had side pockets. Called Oakley since they were purchased directly from the site. Explained the situation to them and they told me to send them back so they could take a look at them. To make a long story short they sent them back saying before they started producing them they decided not to put pockets on the shorts. They just didnt want to admit to their mistake which upset me.
As for the shorts there comfortable but I would like to have pockets:)
kingphilbert -
Color: Black

This was an incredibly bulky case at the time, but the only real option for M-Frames and Sub Zeros. Not super secure as it's only fastener was a snap button and still squashable. It did however hold the glasses very well and the rear flap of the case was tapered inward to hold the eyewear more securely leaving the arms at the wider top and the lens bottom in the shallow.
oogie -
Color: Black

To think that the "floatability" of a eyewear case would be something to brag about?!? If it's out there floating in the water, you've likely got your own set of problems getting it out.

Basically, this case is limited by funky design that restricts the type of glasses it can hold. The concave/inverted back end tends to block a lot of the Oakleys that don't have a top-end earstem design.
jumpman73 -
Brings back so many memories. In my the small town that I grew up in this was the only case available that had some sort of resilience with the Oakley name on it. I stored my Eye Jackets in here but that didn't prevent them from breaking.
splatter -
Hate the snap and its a little flimsy. However I do like the material it is made from as it is more washable than some of the newer cases.
BiGCoB -
If it was supposed to be done for Sub Zero/Zero, they do not fit ... At least, my 0.3 don't fit really well, and I have to bend the arms a bit to close the rear flap. Not very good points here.
But the retro look and prints can save it 2 skulls
Ian -
Very lightweight. It might keep your glasses from getting scratched. Good for display and cred from fellow Oakley Geeks, other than that, pass.
Ian -
A big resounding "Meh." Cool for being retro, but I have mine for display only. I doubt it could protect lenses from anything aside from dust. There's no way I'm going to test if it actually floats.
kingphilbert -
Color: Black with HDO print on lid

I bought this and it didn't really make any sense to do so. It was built to hold one M-Frame, 2 extra lenses, ear socks and nose piece. I didn't even have extra lenses. I had actually used the case for multiple Oakley's, removing the Compression Foam. It worked well for a few pair and some accessories. I may still have it in my closet somewhere.
splatter -
These are made to hold only lens however it can hold "one M-Frame, 2 extra lenses, ear socks and nose piece"

a little large compaired to the newer cases but its best atributes are protection because of lots of foam.

Mine are used primarly for long term storage
flippj -
got one of these as part of a deal when i got some splatters and 2 spare lenses, although as they are on display this has no use other than display purposes, too big to carry round regularly, but nice old skool look to it.
DisturbedEarth -
Color: Black/white logos

Love this thing - too cool! would love to find more!
o-xide -
Black/white logo
The logos remind you of different O stuff. Cool. I usuall use it as background when taking pictures. or a hanky since I have 2
DoctorCrip -
I have both the Black w/ White Logos and the White w/ Black Logos and I love them both. I don't use them as headwraps, but I'm sure I could find other uses for them - I just don't want to take them out of their packaging and risk dirtying them.
cycling-pablo -
Got this in burnt red, great bag. Solid construction and lots of space, just looking at it you think its smaller than it is. Great weekend bag or even week long bag.
evan.carrigan -
Got this last week in olive green.

The construction is absolutely beyond what is required. it is such a solid bag. the wet dry compartment is gonna be sweet for footwear or wet....stuff. nice and roomy inside too. perfect for weekends away from home. I like how the middle pockets zippers are protected by the flap of material.
Brandilyn -
Ppl like you get all the banris. I just get to say thanks for he answer.
Pait -
Kudos! What a neat way of tihnknig about it.
jumpman73 -
This is a really nice looking bag. I got to study it in an O store recently so I can't say how much abuse this bag can handle. I can say there is a farily decent amount of room for storage. I really like the design of this bag and how easily accesible everything is. The bag for shoes is also a very nice component.
Makoman -
I bought this bag while I was in Baghdad at the PX within the Green Zone. It carries well, the shoulder strap works well and wont slip off your shoulder as you are running through airports. I was able to load up enough clothes and electronics in to it (computer, DVD's, cell phone, MP3 player, headsets) for a two week R&R back stateside. It was the only piece I took with me and it fit nicely in the over head. It took a good beating on several trips and still looked good with no real signs of wear and tear. Sadly though some Jackhole broke into my house and stole my bag plus much more. I am looking to replace that bag and am having a hard time tryting to locate one again. Any help from anyone in this area would be greatly apreciated..
Pfunk81 -
Had my old duffel bag stolen and got this bag as the replacement. Plenty of space, lots of outside pockets with easy access and classic Oakley quality. Wish I had gotten the smaller version to go with it while it was available.
o-xide -
I love heavy stretch. I give it a 5 all the way
kingphilbert -
Watch for the entire BPRD Team to be wearing Moscow Hats and Rasputin in modified Why frames. Excellent use of Oakley product throughout the entire film. Del Toro must have a passion for their style to use them as prominent as he does in his films.
O-TasMiC -
I remember seeing Hellboy in the theaters and being pleasently surprised at all the O worn in the film. The one O article that stood out to me the most in this film was the Oakley Jacket worn by John Myers, mostly because of the shiney metal O which glistened every time the light hits it.
crmnjst -
Jacket is the 9.1 mm Ive got 2 of them best thing about it is the rmovable vest/liner
brooklyn -
Just saw the movie this weekend. Mtb Factory Pilot gloves throughout the movie. Great movie for an Oakley fan to watch.
o-xide -
Color: black
I have 4 of these. One to carry my basketball. One to protect my Medusa and the rest are on reserve. Cool Oakley Static Logo to show off
oogie -
Color: Black

Whether you play hockey or football, you owe it to yourself to get this great helmet bag to protect your helmet. Well, maybe not so much protect your helmet as make the helmet look so Oakley good while it isn't in use.
oogie -
Originally purchased as a diaper bag for my newborn, that function was replaced by the traveler bag. But this High Voltage bag quickly became popular with my wife and her friends as a sweet purse. They love the idea of the light (honestly, though, I haven't seen them use the light in the dark yet!). I actually got the berry color, which is very pink with cool side/bottom paneling.
Oak -
Frame: Art Chantry
Lens: Warm Grey

While the Hijinx is probably Oakley's most vanilla frame--simple in its very fashion-oriented design--it's probably also one of the most appealing to the mainstream market. The huge squared logo fits in perfectly with the size of the frame, which is quite massive as well. However, it is deceptively light and very, very comfortable. The only other O Matter frame off the top of my head that would compete with it as the most comfortable frame is the Monster Dog. The comfortable fit will obviously be the selling point to Oakley fanatics despite the lack of an outrageous design.

The Art Chantry Hijinx is, in my opinion, the most successful application of art on a frame Oakley has done as of yet. While the c100 and Flores Gascans are applied under a clear covering (thus resulting in a polished frame appearance), the Chantry Hijinx is applied on top of a matte black frame that enhances the artwork more than the other frames have. The matte appearance works wonders for Chantry's art, as it looks like it came right off a poster or magazine, which is exactly what his grunge-level artwork is suppose to look like. However, applying the artwork on top of the frame without a clear covering may have some durability issues in the future.

Overall, I give the Art Chantry a 4 out of 5 stars. It gets points for the artwork complimenting the frame (and vice versa) and its comfortability, but it loses a point due to its lack of a distinctive design.

Review dated July 12, 2007
Orlampa -
Frame: Irons
Lens: Warm Grey

Big & Bold to say the least. I liked them so much, I bought the Matte Black/Grey Polarized too. They have a great field of vision and no blind spots. I would not recommed these to anyone with a small head...you'll probably look odd.
STRIDER -
Frame: Crystal Black
Lens: Ice Iridium

I bought these over a year ago and still wear them constantly. Originally came with Black Iridium Lens but recently changed due to scratches. IMO the Ice Iridium looks better with this frame. They fit very well on my big head and feel light. I could wear them all day. Currently these are my golfing glasses until I can get some Radars. the field of vision is enourmous. At times I cant even see the frame just the tint of the lens. these have been tossed around lightly yet still fell as sturdy as the day i got them. Good simple design when I don't want to stand out among the masses. warm water and little soap gets the smudges out.
Pez -
Frame: any
Lens: any

Even though Oakley is clearly trying to move in a fresh new direction with these, they still somehow manage to take a major step back when it comes to fit. These represent yet another "asian unfriendly" design. Very dissappointed to try these on only to find they touch pretty much everything on my face EXCEPT my nose. They hit my cheeks, my forehead, and my temples, while my nose makes absolutely no contact with the nose-bridge (and I don't even have that flat of a face!). By far the worst fit of any Oakleys I have ever tried (and that's saying a lot!).

Style is nice I like the fact that they have exceptionally good coverage and a unique look, but the fact that they don't fit is a point of major disappointment to me. I wouldn't buy a car that didn't have enough leg room no matter how nice the car is or how bad I want it. Same goes for these.

Here's a concept for Oakley: Simultaneous release of all products in "Asian-fit" rather than tacking on 2-3 colorways 9 months after the original release as an after-thought. Not to mention they only have a few frames with Asain-fit.

4 pts. for style
0 pts. for fit
averages to 2 pts.
Je_Suis_Oakley -
Frame: Rust
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

The Hijinx is really a great look for the summer, the lenses give plenty of coverage for my eyes, the lenses are also greawt for really bright days or even overcast days. Even though the frames dont have any unobtanium they still fit very snug to my head. The big metal square O on the side really tops off this pair.
lionel -
Frame: brown sugar
Lens: dark bronze


An extremely comfortable frame. I have a larger head and these fit great. The only problem if any with these is that they sit a little closer to my face than I prefer. Other than that the coverage is great, the large frame is very 'in', and the huge icons really pop. Polished gold vented icons with the brown sugar frame has to be my favorite colorway.
Jay Ho -
Frame: Brown Tortoise
Lens: Dark Bronze
Really nicecolor combo but the more I look at it, the more feminine it looks. Maybe I should have gotten black or something more manly but I have too many in those other colors. The frame fits me much much better than my Gascan. Looking at them side to side, there seems to be very little difference in width. It might be the cure of the earstems that pushes it further apart at the temples when on my head. The frame does sit close and the cverage is huge. Not a problem for my M-L Asian face. I think that's what style is in nowadays so no complaints. I haven't wore them too extensively but they seem to be more comfy than the Gascan. If not for my color choice, they would probably get more wear.
The lense is nice. Good color for contrast which I am a fan of. No irid coating is a nice change up from many of my other pairs. The coverage makes it a little iffy for driving or motorcycling but I think I'll be using these for my casual day wear anyway.
Nice entry from Oakley overall and $90 is a bargain for this brand. Gives me a few bucks to start on my next choice.
RangerK -
Frame: Bruce Irons Polished black
Lens: Warm grey

The polished frame tends to slip.The icons should be vented and I'll be replacing or OCE'ng them.

Otherwise a nice conservative but wild at the same frame to wear to non-sporting functions.

K
BullyVW -
Frame: Soviet
Lens: Dark Grey

This is my first O.com order in some time. I had loved the Hijinx from day 1, but wanted something different. After looking into the Bruce Irons and the AC versions...these caught my eye. The subtle arm design is great. The dark, flat, military color of the frame is very unique and the dark grey lens looks the part.

It goes well beyond the glasses, though. A Soviet Pin, special edition bag, and awesome box set off the limited edition pair. This pair was well worth my investment!
Je_Suis_Oakley -
Frame: Rust
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

Great pair of sunglasses! The style itself is large so it might not look as good on small to medium faces. The icon is huge and looks great, fits on my head similiar to the gascan, is really light weight and gives plenty of coverage because of the size and the wrap of the frame.
knudson -
Frame: Polished Black (Bruce Irons)
Lens: Warm Grey
what a great fitting frame. sized like the oil drum, but a lighter more flexible frame. great coverage and sweet look. some people won't love the very large icon on the temple, but the bruce irons version is gunmetal and blends right in. my new favorite frame, knocking the gascan down to #2.
EnergyShiftX -
Frame: Polished Black (Bruce Irons Signature)
Lens: Warm grey

Just got them. I love them, Oakley is gonna kill the sunglass market with these. The fit me perfectly, the large icon is very cool. The bruce irons is nice with the signature on the inside of the left arm, and the hawaii symbol on the right arm.
I also saw the Matte black with the polished black icon is nice, and the crystal black isnt bad either.

This is my new favorite pair as well!!
andy73au -
Frame: Crystal Black
Lens: Black Iridium

This is a superb fitting frame, especially if you have a big face. The frame is also very light and you can hardly tell that you are wearing it. The large square icons also make this frame very unique and make it look awesome. I wasn't totally sold on the Crystal black frame color at first, but after wearing it for a fews days, I've come to realize how good it looks. I think I will be wearing this one for quite a while and it surely will become a favourite. Hijinx is a must have for any collection.
EnergyShiftX -
Frame: Art Chantry Matte Black
Lens: Grey

The matte black is definitly a perfect frame for the artist series. The art chantry is probably my most favorite unique oakley pair. The Hijinx is also probably my favorite oakley model. It not too big but has a large enough lens where your vision isnt blocked by the fame, it wraps and fits perfectly, and the large icon is very nice. The chantry was well worth the $160, i know i shouldnt wear them around, but i cant help it. They rock! I give them a 5!
EnergyShiftX -
Frame: Crystal Black
Lens: Black Iridium

I wasnt a big fan of crystal black until i got these. When the sun hits the crystal black it glows just a little and makes it look shiny, plus with the black iridum lens the whole thing just shines. The gunmetal Icon, which i usually hate gunmetal, is a nice touch to the crystal black.
EnergyShiftX -
Frame: Green Black Splatter
Lens: Dark Grey

Now that ive become obsessed with the fit and style of the hijinx, the splatter was my next purchase. Im so glad to see the splatter style making a comeback, and what an awesome frame choice to do it on, the green looks very nice on the polished black frame. Im not a big fan of the grey, warm grey or dark grey lenses, but after wearing this, the chantry, and the irons, its really grown on me.

My only suggestion to oakley for the hijinx would be: More crazy frame colors, custom options, and they definitly need hydrophobic lenses.
banarno -
Frame: Art Chantry
Lens: Warm Grey

A great new style for 2007, The Hijinx certainly took the Oakley world by storm this year, and the Art Chantry art series edition was no exception. Using a new print process to recreate the artists work on the earpieces, which was basically a bunch of flyers he had designed for various companys and events over his career.
This was followed through with the same artwork on the box, together with the microbag, to create a very unique and desirable sunglass.
freemanc22 -
Frame: Red Shift Hijinx (Soviet Edition)
Lens: Dark Grey
This is my 8th pair of Oakley's and i have never owned a pair that i didnt like... Oakley has always treated me well when i have sent frames back to be fixed infact they sent me a whole new pair of glasses once because the Logo had worn off.

The new Hijinx is fantastic, comfortable, stylish and most importantly functional. the fact that the pair i got was a limited edition of 5000 was just a bonus! By far worth the purchase...
OAKLEY RAIDER -
Frame: soviet
Lens: dark grey

I love this model. The matte olive green frame helps slide the frame right on. Also just like any other hijinx fits as if the frame was specifically designed for me. The only thing prventing me from giving the red shift hijinx 5 skulls is my love for black iridium. So, on that note i give "4 skulls".
nalong86 -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Black Iridium

These glasses are cool. i think that everything looks awesome in polished white. Unfortunatly for me i have very pale skin that does not work well with the bright white frame. They do look awesome on display though.

The orbitals of the hijinx are rather large but wrap nicely around the head making them very wearable. Hijinx is more of a fashion pair which may turn some people away but i think they are nice. No unob on them but i still find them to be comfortable.

Many larger styles do not work for me but the hijinx does. It is one of my favorite new styles from the O and i would highly recomend it.
nalong86 -
Frame: Rust
Lens: Bronze

I got these glasses custom made on O.com. i really like the rust frame color a lot. It is semi transparent, but not as much so as a crystal frame. The big red square o icons really accent the frame color nicely. They bronze lens is kinda boring and does not shine from the frame as nicely as i had hoped. It does not look bad, just not quite how i had hoped it would look. The hijinx is a great pair of glasses. It fits quite nicely on my head, even though it is rather large.
nalong86 -
Red Shift Edition

These glasses are cool. I was really drawn to the soviet line of glasses when they first came out. I recently purchased both pairs and i really like the soviet frame color. I wish that they had the same icons as the gascan though becuase i like the looks of the gascan icons more. The art work on the earstem is simple but interesting. They also come with a special edition box and microbag which is nice
Tricko7 -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Warm Grey Polarized

I just dont get the appeal of these glasses. In my opinion they are oakley's cheapest looking frame from the square o line. The oversized O is just tacky and the design is just too plane. With options like oil rig and eyepatch in the same size area it seems like no contest. But i guess for people just wanting some nice sun protection and not really wanting to be too flashy they will do okay. I just think for the money you can invest in something with a bit more class.
C6driver -
Frame: Polished Black (Hawaii Flag Icons)
Lens: Black Iridium

I've been to O Stores tons of times to look at random stuff and the sales reps always tell me to check out the Hijinx. I've just never felt like they were all that inspired of a design. But I was just on vacation in Maui and on my last day, right before heading to the airport, I stopped by a local OPD and saw these with the Hawaiian flag design integrated into the square O icon. Just considering how collectible these would be, and the fact that you have to be on the islands to get them, I just had to have 'em.

Fit is really similar to Oil Rig but the extra wrap from the ear stems make them more secure. The thick frame makes for very limited peripheral vision though.

They had them for Gascans but I can't wear them cause they're just too narrow.
Hexesonxs -
Frame: Frank Kozik
Lens: Black Iridium

Since I'm not a fan of non-Iridium lenses, I decided to just change them to Black Iridium lenses. After doing that, I can say that I love these glasses. They're a tighter fit than most frames but I love the art all over the frames and they are my favorite artist series since they even have a design on the front of the sunglass and not just the arms. The only complaint I have about the Hijinx frame is that because it sits so close to the face, the top piece of the frame can get rather uncomfortable and the lenses at the top do tend to get fogged easily if it's hot out.
nalong86 -
Frame: Shadow Camo
Lens: Grey

The hijinx is a cool pair of glasses. I really like the shadow camo frame a lot. It makes the piece look more unique in the display case but when you are wearing them they almost look black so its not too flashy for everyday wear.
Ian -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Bronze

I just picked these up two days ago. I love having a black frame with bronze lenses, since it's a fairly unique combination. The camouflage icon looks amazing. I'm not a fan of the Hijinx as a frame, but this colorway is worth picking up while it's still available.
gangstabob -
Frame: Green Black Splatter
Lens: Dark Grey

The Hijinx is one of the sunglasses I use the most. It's a huge realy cool looking pice and the big square O on the side is just super nice. I also love that the icon is vented, not something that a lot of people notice but it's a nice detail. The frame fits my face realy nicely, it provides great coverage and wraps around my head realy good. and the colour combination is something that gets a lot of attention beacuse it's realy uniqe and fresh.
This is a frame I would recommend to everybody!
ARCHMAN -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Warm Grey Polarized

I generally buy a pair of Oaks a year... Got the White Gascans the day they came out... I kinda like to have an obnoxious option... but the white frames are no good in direct sunlight, so I bought the Hijinx immediately. All things considered, they are the best shades I've ever owned except for a few picky things...

1. HUGE folded... take up toooo much space.
2. They don't even come close to fitting under my whitewater helmet, the "Sweet - Strutter."
3. The matte finish is a clear varnish like stuff that began flaking off within a month.

...otherwise these glasses are fantastic! The fit on my size 7 3/8" head is PERFECT. They are super cool looking, and the BIG lenses offer a huge field of vision.

I owned these for two months when a friends dog ate them... he even chewed up the lenses.
slackman -
Frame:Shadow Camo
Lens:Emerald Iridium
I just got these a few weeks ago. They have really made me hate the Gascan model. The Hijinx fits me so much better. They don't grab my temples like the Gascans do and they cover more of the lower visual field than the Gascans. The shadow camo color also looks really sweet with the Emerald lenses. I just wish Oakley would release some kind of case that fits these larger frames better.

But the bottom line is that if you have low cheek bones or small cheeks don't mess with the Gascan, because they allow light to come from the bottom edge of the frames. Buy the Hijinx instead. You won't regret it.
66JameStang -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens:Bronze Polarized

Fuente: These are possibly my favorite pair of glasses. they offer style and comfort. The coverage is excellent and are great in light and dark conditions but definitely take an edge off the bright desert days.

From what I understand these are also a limited pair and are a great addition to any collection.
ShadyOak -
Frame: Robert Pimple (Brown Smoke)
Lens: Dark Bronze

Like many Oakley frames, I was not a fan of the Hijinx at all at first. I saw a pair of Robert Pimples at the O store and thought they were really cool, so I got a pair and quickly learned that I dig this frame. This edition has a very designer look to them whith the pattern and colorway. For me, that is a double edged sword. They are modern and widely accepted and I get plenty of compliments on them, which is cool. But they lack the odd, edgy, cool OTT styling that I like with many other O styles. But like I said, they've grown on me.

From a functional standpoint, these frames are superb. They are super light, super comfortable, stay put even without unobtainium, have massive coverage, and fit great. The lenses are a little on the plain side to look at, but are very nice to look through. They are better for bright light than standard bronze, but still good for medium/low light.

Overall, I like these a lot and would probably go 5 skulls if they were Gold Iridium instead of Dark Bronze. I think the Gold would go well with the Gold icons and the overall frame coloring.
ShadyOak -
Frame: Stephen Murray (Polished Black)
Lens: Black Iridium

These are my second pair of Hijinx, so all of my comments on the great functionality of this frame from my Pimple review still stand.

However, this colorway is FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC! The tatoo designs on the earstems are an instant classic, and the lion details on the icons are the coolest thing ever! This frame looks great in polished black as well, and the white pinstriping breaks it up just enough to be different, but not gaudy. The Black Iridium lenses are the perfect compliment to this great design. The custom Microbag is sick too. I can't say enough how much I love these glasses :^)
mrspecialized -
Frame: Whoisthiskid
Lens: Warm Grey

When I first saw the art on these I thought it was to garish for me but every time I looked at them I liked them even more. Picked up a pair and have only received compliments and questions about them especially when talking to Oakley dealers. Shouldn't be wearing them as much as I do but I can't help it. The Hijinx frame has become one of my favorites after I first picked up a pair of Kozik's. They are still pretty "Hollywood" but not as much as I thought when I first looked at them.
Wookieman -
Frame: Tortise
Lens: Bronze Polarized

The frame looks great. It is huge and provides great coverage, but the clean lines mean even the most conservative dressers can wear it. The side is perfectly accented with a huge square O icon that flows with the contours of the frame beautifully.

It is light weight and comfortable with a fit about the same width as a Monster Dog. From my experience they are slightly less comfortable thatn the Antix. A little bit of unobtanium would be nice, because after about 4 hours they slid down and caused a little discomfort on my ears, but not enought to keep me from wearing them for up to 10 hours at a time. They fit my medium-large head perfectly. Overall another great looking, comfortable, and durable frame.

masterbino -
Frame: matte black
Lens: grey polarized

Pros :
Low profile design, nice coverage, grey polarized is amazing lens ^^

Cons :
-A little too big for my face (I'm Asian). Loose fit
-got "light-hole" around nosebridge area, quite distracting since the other area are relatively "well-sealed"
-got pain around temporals area when wearing it for a long time, maybe caused by the straight stems(non Asian-fit)
BAPD77 -
Frame: Who is this Kid?
Lens: Grey
I have had a few pairs of Hijinx and recently purchased the Who is this Kid version. Is it true this is a limited edition of only 300 pair? If so, wow!!!
Ostore690 -
Who is this Kid

Beautiful design on the ear stem. I love how it was very limited in production. However, I do not like the 2 lens look as-posed to the shield lens of the Antix. It looks awesome in the display case, but horrible on my face. Even though it lacks in looks, it is very comfortable on your face.

4 comfort
1 looks
5 cost
3 total
jonotat2 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Just your regular HiJinx, style and fit wise, only difference is this is the Stussy Edition, which was released late last year. Must say that the overall design is a little plain for my personal liking, with the black icons just blending in with the black frame, and with yellow/black/white stripe kinda design at the ends of the earstems. and there's the "Buffalo Soldiers" wording on the inside of the earstems.

the unique point of this pair is the Stussy logo etching on the right lens, which i must say is the main "cool" factor.

overall, the HiJinx to me will always be a great pair of shades to wear, and this collaboration between Oakley and Stussy is unique in it's own way, just wished it was more outstanding.
Celicagame -
Frame: Art Chantry Matte Black, Kozik Polished Black
Lens: Warm Grey

A very plain looking sunglass. I would say that if the ones I didn't own were not artist series I wouldn't own any. The fit isn't good on me as they rest on my cheeks and leave small marks. Because the artist series was new at the time I felt that I had to have these as the frame on both are amazing. Warm grey fits the Art Chantry but I wish they used regular grey on the Koziks. A great head turner, I never fail to get a compliment on these.
sharks3 -
Frame: Matt black
Lens: grey polarized

One of the best sunglasses i"ve had in my lifetime, high on performance but low on durability. In 3 years the lens coatings have started to peel off
kas -
Frame: Red Shift Soviet
Lens: Dark Grey
Found these at the beach, and they are unlike any other Oak's I have ever seen. As soon as I put them on they appealed to me. The Soviet graffics are awesome.

These are my third pair of O's, and it is definitly worth getting your hands on a pair of these...considering only 5000 were made.
Jon -
Frame: Frank Kozik Polished Black
Lens: Warm Grey

If there weren't part of the Artist Series, I would not buy them. They do not fit the Asian Face at all. Complete opposite of how they're supposed to fit for the Asian face. On the bright side, these are one of the more unique Artist Series. The design goes all around the frame rather than the legs, and it is just amazing. The icons are very unique, and the bag itself is spectacular. Now, if these came in the Asian Fit, I'd be more than happy to buy!
KevinLuu -
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oogie -
Great protection. While it doesn't look as unique as the Jawbone, it is a step above in my book. Since the lower half is a cage, it help reduce fogging over the thicker/molded plastic of the jawbone. Despite all the "anti-fog" solution talk ... these things always fog up, so anything that you can do to reduce fogging and still provide full protection is great!
Medford -
Great hammer of Thor, that is powerfully hepufll!
jumpman73 -
This is a really cool product. I changed my CCM's to these when I found out Oakley made them. Very easy to install.
travee -
If you look down the NHL benches now you pretty much only see the O. I decided to try one for myself. I've have been using itech visors my whole life. This is the first oakley hockey visor for me and it's clearly the best. Oakley has them beat when it comes to optics. You pretty much forget that you are even wearing a visor, no distortion. When you look at glass surronding the rink there is usually a lot of glare from the rink lights. With this visor it is non existent. This is probably one reason it is so popular now in the NHL with the huge glare from the rinks. I cant see itech staying in business for much longer unless they do something drastic. I have the medium size and this is the one to buy. The large one is to big and looks really awkard. The style of these masks is called aviator with a space in the middle which prevents fogging.
CanuckBoy -
I had a cage before I switched to the O visor. I love it. I have a large and it covers alot more of the face than other companies do. The whole idea is to have protection with good visibility. Seriously its a big visor, but I'm very pleased that it protects almost my whole face except for my lower chin and lips. I only use it for practice while still using a full cage for games. No amount of visibility is worth losing your teeth! I highly recommend the O line of visors to everyone.
Ian -
Frame: Crystal Red
Lens: Ruby Iridium

These glasses took me by surprise. I wasn't too enthusiastic about a subtle evolution of the Frogskin, but then I saw them. I'm honestly surprised at how good these glasses look on just about everyone. I hadn't planned on picking up a pair of these until I saw the Crystal Red. The Red with Ruby is just a stunning combination. I can't think of a single negative thing about these glasses (except for a lack of unobtanium).
Brian -
Frame:Polished Black
Lens: 24K gold iridium
I got these after deciding the retro Frogs with the bronze lenses weren't dark enough. I love the looks of these! The frames give good coverage for this style, and the 24k lenses look awesome. In the couple days I've had them, I've had a lot of double takes and smiles from girls on the street. They're attention grabbers without a crazy frame. The black iridium would be a lot more muted but still as sweet. I would recommend these, but only if you don't mind some extra attention.
Donnie -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Warm Gray

The first day these were released on the Oakley site I knew I had to find these and check them out. As a Frogskin fan I was hoping these were similar in style and fit. I was not disappointed! They are more of a modernized Frogskin with that same light weight feel and retro look. The matte finish feels so comfortable as it slides on your face and the warm gray lens is by far my favorite Oakley lens. The color is truly amazing when you step outside. I can't wait until these become customizable.
O4life -
Frame: polished black
Lens:24k gold iridium
I dont really fit the skinny punkish look which im sure these glasses look great on but I wear em anyways
GreyBlast -
Great, light, sexy!

Got 3 of them (Valentino Rossi Edition, Brown Tortoise Bronze) and made one with a polished black frame and clear glasses.

It fits just perfect!
Ben -
Frame: Pol. Blk/ Matte Black
Lens: 24K/ Warm Grey
I've been a huge Frogskins fans, but the fit has never been quite right. Holbrook is a perfect evolution of Frogskin, and a tenfold jump on Jupiter. I love both my sets, although 24K is a poor lens, and warm grey has a poor contrast. Absolutely love these frames!

Celicagame -
Frame: Grape Juice, Matte Black (Ducati)
Lens: Grey Polarized, Ruby Iridium

Where most compare these to the frogskins I see them as a smaller dispatch. The fit is great, where the dispatch sat on my cheeks these do not. The grape juice frame is also very nice even though it looks black whe wearing it. My only complaint is that all the custom lenses are the same you find in the prebuilds. Where is the black iridium polarized or fire iridium?
Torsten -
Frame: polished black
Lens: emerald iridium
Hey dear Guys,
I bought the Holbrook in polished black / emerald iridium with green icons. This is a "moto GP" Series.
The SKU for thes glases are:
OO9102-16
Just for info and greetings from Germany
b2r -
Frame: Polished Clear
Lens: Chrome

It's nice to see the Chrome back on new frames. This is a lens like a mirror and I like it very much. To see through it's not much different than Black Iridium, just a bit lighter.

The Holbrook is a modern interpretation of the classic Frogskin. While the Frogskin looks a bit too retro and 80s (which it is of course), I prefer this modern version. It's a more contemporary version of the nerd look. Also the lenses are more square and that just fits my face better.

The Clear frame also is a nice one. It goes very well together with the Chrome and it's nice to have it back.

All in all the Holbrook is a winner! And of course it's very fashion-orientated.

Neo17 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: 24 K

If you demand attention this is the one for you.
Shaun White = gold. Il be waiting for Shaun white gold frame with 24 K lens. Gold to gold just like the XX 24k.

tim -
Frame: Matte Black(Ducati)
Lens: Ruby Iridium
Great sunglasses, incredible styling, comfortable. The ruby iridium is a little flashy, and gives everything a nice blue hue that tricks you into thinking its cooler outside than it really is. Not sure how many people know this, but even though it may not seem like it, you can pop out these lenses and switch them with another pair. I was really scared at first that something was going to break, but they ended up fine. I'm going to buy a set of warm grey lenses to switch out the ruby iridium soon, so that should be cool. All in all, great pair of sunglasses. Oh and one more thing, because these have the iridium finish, they scratch REALLY easily, thats one of the main reasons I'm getting new lenses.
theflyingtomato -
Frame: Crystal Red/Matte Black/Polished Black
Lens: Ice Iridium/Ruby Iridium/Emerald Iridium

Such a great frame. Hinges feel so study and the entire construction is great, as well as the fit. Truly a next generation pair of Frogskins, with a slightly modernized look.
Preludachris -
Frame:many
Lens: All
Great modern take on the frogskins, good design with retro styling Way less light leakage than the frogs as well as a larger lens. we need more lenses for this as it is already a hit.
anonymous -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Warm Grey

Nice Style, very comfortable lenses.
I'm disappointed with the frame, it has some cracks... changed to my local shop, same problem. All the Holbrooks are the same.

Give it a check!
faxmanjazz -
Frame: FMJ
Lens: 24k polarized

All time favourite holbrook, great to wear out its a real head turner. Love how the 24k comes polarized in this frame. As usual holbrooks are super comfortable to wear.
Revolution -
Colour: Yellow

My most comfortable watch thus far.

That could be inpart due to the rubber band. It is my first band of it kind.
The watch is lighter than the TT, Judge, and comparable to Blade.
The face is not too large. The dial is clear to read. The border is of brushed silver.

The yellow is more gold, more subtle than expected, which is why I choose this as I wanted a yellow faced watch but one that was not bright as in other models. I find it great for daily wear when the face colour is appropriate for my attire.

Warning: My local vault had a variant of this watch. The yellow face was paler...looked faded. When operational the second hand would stop a minute in, vibrate, go back, stop etc. The battery was fine..it was a mechanical defect. They had two of such watches. I initially bought one and returned it upon noticing the defect. After testing the 3 holeshots in stock I noticed the differences from the working one that I settle on. Therefore test the watch before purchase. I have had no problems with my holeshot. The Vault had no knowledge of any variants/models/defects with this watch.
crmnjst -
Stealth hole shot, very nice watch the stealth finish is diffrent on this watch than all other oakley watches in that it is a matte finish rather than a polished finish this gives the watch a very nice tactical/military look to it. the finish and color is very close to the carbon juliet finish. I would reccomend this watch to any military or LEO's just based on the tactical look of the watch. I was told that it is a limited edition with only one per O store, hope that changes as i see this as the nicest stealth finish on any Oakley watch
xyesterdayx -
I've been wearing the Holeshot for about 2 weeks now, and must say it is the best watch I have ever owned. This is my first watch from Oakley, and (as usual) I'm quite impressed. At first look, I found the design a little subdued compared to Oakley's previous watch releases--almost too "normal" looking! In true fashion of the brand, the more you see it the more detail gets noticed. The watch is a phenomenal blend of functionality, all the while still managing to differentiate itself from its contemporaries. The combination of honed and polished steel on the case adds to the subtle detail. The vanilla-scented unobtainium band is a must for anyone using the watch in a daily capacity (business and pleasure, athletic and casual). To be an entirely "Swiss Made" piece tops off the whole package, making its quality evident to any watch fan.
idamo -
happy with this watch but very easily to get scratch from the side of the watch, this is my second watch from oakley, quality wise i got no complaint, coz oakley always can be trust on, may be the design have to be more different like what i had before Detonator Honed-Black, if compare to the watches size i like holeshot more then Detonator.... oakley fans iDamo
arius -
My wife bought this watch for me as a compliment to the Time Tank. While subtler, it still has that 'in your face' design that denotes it is an Oakley. Extremely comfortable, it lends itself to almost any activity, from a day in the office to a day on the ski hill.
Another great design from the folks at Oakley
RangerK -
Stealth Sixhand.

I'm disappointed in that i think the face could be easier to read.

I like the band (unobtainium) at most 3 and a half stars

Good think I traded for it no way in Hades its worth $650

K

Update: I've worn this watch every day at work for 3 weeks. Several points. The Fins on the unobtanium band actually keep the strap keeper from coming of the end of the strap, a nice touch. I also finally realized the vent holes are square O cutouts. The hour and minute hands are very luminous at night. Upgraded rating four stars.

K
CaseyinAlaska -
I have the 10th Mtn Div version for color. First thing I noticed was the design flaws. 1)The crown sits so far out from the body of the watch it can rub the back of your hand. The designer was going for too much "Bling" rather then useful. Don't know if it will work with gloves at all. 2) No illum. on the watch except for the minute and hour hands. Hope you don't need anything but a rough time estimate after dark! No good for military / police / contractor use. (You know - dark building etc!) 3) Small second hand at 6 position is ... well ... Small! You can really only know the seconds when it passes through a one of the 4 cardinal points, which of course makes the 1/10 sec. dial useless for timing anything. "Ya, your run time was around 18 min and 36.5 seconds. Give or take a second either side because I can't tell on my watch." Now that I mention that, all the inner faces are Small. They is more room in there for bigger inner dials which would have been easier to see. Hell, even the date window is small. Maybe I just need glasses! :)
As this is an initial review I can't comment on quality. I suspect that is fine. I think most people agree they make pretty good stuff.
I dont think any one needs to buy this watch thinking they are going to USE it for anything other then rough timing things. In a lighted area of course.
I am thinking two star for design, probably 4 for quality, so I give it 3. No I am not sending it back. Got it off the Military site for a lot less then the list price.
Right back to the computer to find a functional watch for the Military, workouts, hunting, flying etc...
Casey in Alaska
obillyt -
Honed/Red Dial Six Hand
I've had this watch for about 2 months and it's the most comfortable watch I have ever worn. This is my everyday watch. I have a Crankcase and GMT for dressier ocasions, but this is a true Oakley design that is just awsome looking. I catch myself admiring it through out the day from time to time. I would recommend this watch for everyday wearing whether you are in the office or just doing any everyday activity. If you been thinking about getting one, do it you won't regret it. Just another great Oakley product
Ian -
I have the 10th Mountain Holeshot. This is the watch I've been drooling over ever since it was introduced. I am very happy with this watch. I love the color scheme, and it is by far the most wearable Oakley watch that I've seen. Awesome!
ichibandidisan -
Stealth Black/Black (present) + Honed/Black (previous)

The band itself is super comfy, much more so than the Crush. I used to think the Honed/Black looked awesome, until I got my hands on the Stealth version, so sold my Honed/Black. Great for gym time or less formal days as an alternative to my Time Tanks, but gotta be extra careful so I don't accidentally bump the un-repairable stealth finish. Personally, I never play with the mini-dials, so it simply keeps time for me. Otherwise, the watch face can be hard to read, but that's really not my problem, and therefore I love this.
Digga -
This watch was not even close to being worth the money paid. I took this "water resistant" watch in the water (not even close to its "maximum depth") and the it got water in the face. A watch of this kind should not have this issue, especially on it's first use. It has been months since sending it in to get fixed and I still don't have it back.
Farlius -
Honed/Cuba Blue/White Unobtanium Strap

Like my other Oakley watches I get many compliments. The 'Cuba Blue' colors look better for real than the online pictures. The white strap stands out versus any other type of watch since there are very few watches that have a white band. The strap will get dirty (duh, it's white) but it cleans very easily, even with just water. The crystal display has held up to a couple good smacks without scratching. I've had one of the sales people at the O'Hare Terminal O-store drop what he was doing and come over to get a closer look, since most Sales Associates never see the special edtions, just the custom versions. I'm impressed by it.
Big Bummer! -
I guess it's hard to compare a Holeshot with a Minute Machine. I have owned the machine for a long time. I liked the looks of the color scheme on the 10th mountain division Holeshot. I tried it on in the store and wasn't in love with it. Felt too light. Band was too thin and the style was almost identical to the detonator that I had years ago. The salesperson said give it a shot and you can return it within 30 days no questions asked. So I took it. I wore it around for a couple weeks but couldn't get over the size/weight difference from the machine. It just felt cheap being so light and the band tapered so much at the end it looked like a womens watch. Returned the watch and continued to search for a watch I could wear once in awhile that was comparable to my other one. Found it in the crankcase, but that is another review.
Iuri Bevi -
I have bought my Holeshot for almost 4 years now, I have the stealth black.
It's a light watch, I disagree from some who say that it has a "difficult" viewing area, I also have 2 other watches: a saddleback and a GMT, both are heavier watches.
The only almost negative point it's it unobitanium strap - who makes you sweat a lot in hot days.
Vina -
None can doubt the veracity of this airltce.
Simon Evans (Taunton UK) -
I was a proud owner of the Detonator for almost 8 years when it eventually failed. I sent it to Oakley a few time for repair, several times returned to me to no avail. Give Oakley credit though, they called my & explained that the part needed for my Detonator's no longer made. They asked me to choose a colour of a Holeshot; of which I did & within 3 days I received it. I love it, early days I know but feels good, looks good & very happy with Oakley's customer service. So "THANK YOU" Oakley
jiveSEVEN -
I just got this watch recently. The Stainless 6-Hand Black Holeshot to be exact. I really think that the bracelet version looks so much better than the unobtainium band, and is a real eye-catcher. I went to get it adjusted and the jeweler was even impressed and she didn't even realize Oakley made watches. It is not too heavy, and I think it will make for a nice daily watch. The design is very unique and it still screams "Oakley. The luminous hands are also a very big plus.
Celicagame -
Stealth black/stealth black

I've had the for about a week and I'm very happy with it. I needed something that I can wear everyday and this fit the bill. I can finally give my MM a break. My only complaint is that it feels small, but I guess I'm comparing it to the MM.
BriP -
Stainless Steel/ Black Holeshot 6-Hand

This watch is amazing. The construction is solid, and is a perfect everyday watch, with that touch of oakley flair. Its a good size and weight, comfortable but substantial.
The sapphire face is great! saved me from scratches many times.. and the luminous hands are incredibly bright at night.
but the bad? well not bad, but things that could be improved. I find i scratch the watch easily, but that could be my clumsy self. also, if you dont have the watch on your wrist, you cant place it down flat as the band will scratch the back of the watch - got to have a padding inside it, or place it on its side. This is why i just bought a Large watch soft vault for my Holeshot.

all round, a solid watch, highly recommended!
Rick -
Any lady who chooses to wear the hollowpoint is saying "I'm naughty". I like that. This is not your mother's Sunday shoe.
Tick -
These are so awesome looking that if I saw a hottie wearing them I'd have a hard time staring at her breasts.
oakleygod09 -
The absolute best Oakley women's shoe ever right now....Awesome look and comfy for ladies. All we can do is hope for more hot women's shoes like this jewel piece, definitely a great buy for women!!!!
O-Whores -
Colorway: Cement & Silver and Black & Silver

Oh la la! When I saw these I knew that they had to be my wedding shoes (Cement), they are one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I've ever tried on in my life. They run a bit big; I normally wear an 8-8.5 and a 7 would be perfect.

And like all the guys said below, you're just that much hotter when you put these on. ;)

UPDATE: 3/28/08
I've been wearing the black pair a bit more frequently lately and I realized really how heavy these are. I already know that at least a month before my wedding I'm going to need to wear ankle weights to train...like I'm not kidding at all. Usually at a day at work by the end of the day when I'm walking up the stairs I feel like I have cinder blocks attached to my feet. But would I stop wearing them? HELL NO! =)

~Dawn
Chuck -
Just picked up the Hollow Point with the orange face. Absolutely one of the best/coolest watches I've ever had!! My main watch for the past few years has been the Minute Machine (red face/rubber band). I was interested in getting something with a metal band and when the Hillow Point was introduced I knew I had to check it out. Wearing the minuteacjine for so long made it difficult to be satisfied with other watches. Size was fairly large so anything else just felt too small. Tried the holeshot mtn division and returned it. Just too small and light. I ended up getting the crankcase stealth and it has been ok. Not great, but still pretty cool.

First impression of the Hollow Point is simply Wow! It is slightly bigger than the minute machine as far as the width goes. It is significantly larger when comparing the thickness of the watch face. The weight of the watch is spot on. As large as it is, the titanium makes it substantial enough to feel good and solid without feeling like you are carrying a weight around your wrist.

I was second-guessing myself on the color choice. Only for a few seconds though. The white face made the hands virtually disappear making it more difficult to see them. I was also concerned about the watch matching different colors, but quickly got over that. When you purchase an Oakley watch you are buying a timepiece that gets noticed. You can fin large watches with a silver band/white face combo all over the place. The orange is definitely more artistic/stylish/cool. When you spend this much on a watch, you want it to be different than what everyone else has. The orange definitely makes that easier. So like I said, the second-guessing only lasted a short time.

I'm really enjoying this new watch and highly recommend it to anyone thy is considering it. Another awesome watch thanks to Oakley!!
TERRORISM -
Case: Titanium
Dial: Orange

At first I paid little attention to the Hollow Point, but after acquiring the Full Metal Jacket I decided to add the two available colorways (Orange and White dials) to the collection.

The watch definitely garners attention due to its size, but because of its titanium casing it maintains a relatively lightweight profile.

Featuring three subdials, a chronograph, and a sapphire crystal, Hollow Point delivers both aesthetically and functionally. The titanium bracelet is also a work of art, somewhat resembling the bracelet of the Time Tank, but with "gaps" between the links. These "gaps" result in an overall weight reduction compared to the Time Tank but also provide visual distinction/appeal. Also similar to the Time Tank, a hex wrench may be used to remove links from the band. Unfortunately, however, Oakley uses loctite which renders the adjustment of the bracelet incredibly difficult. Apparently someone at corporate is paranoid that the screws in the band will not be tightened properly and everything will "fall apart" during shipment...

Overall, Hollow Point is a great watch. The Orange dial is a bit flashier than its White counterpart, but because of its unique colorway you'll probably receive more compliments.


Derpitty -
Everything about this watch is amazing. I love the hefty size of the watch. Even though it is a fairly big watch, it's still fairly light when compared to other watches of a similar size. I love the gaps between the band pieces. Nice touch! It's funny how Oakley advises (in the owner's manual) us to take the watch to an Oakley dealer to adjust the band size. Cash grab, perhaps? All you really need is an Allen key and a bit of torque. The watch case is great as well. I love the "Instruments of Time" badge on the top of the case. Thanks for a great watch!
tmsorrel1 -
I love this watch. The only draw back is its not an automatic. I love the face and styling of the band itself. I own the orange face but will be picking up the new colorway when it releases in the coming months. I wear this watch as my daily watch. It looks flippin awesome and people constantly ask about it.
Chuck -
I wrote a review shortly after getting the watch. It has been almost 8 months, and I still love it. I do wish they would make a unobtanium/rubber band for it though. It would make it that much more versatile. I still wear it just about everyday, but will switch it out for my minute machine (rubber band/red face) or my other minute machine with brown leather band. Wasn't too happy when they came out with it in black and red. I like the orange face, but would have probably waited and gone with the black had I known. Live and learn.
Jacky HM W -
Frame: Hollowpoint 2.0 Polished Black
Lens: Clear

As I look younger than I actually is, this pair of glasses help me to present myself more professional. And it's light weight and stylish.
Pander -
The matte finish of Honed Steel gives the illusion that it is made out of aluminium right up untill the moment you try to lift it of the ground... It looks very classic. It doens't really stick out of the crowd, but nontheless it's a great finish and very suitable for when you want to wear a little less of an eyecatching watch around your wrist.
timoak33 -
Wow! Just fantastic, this bag is HUGE! Im sure there's room for a kitchen sink in here. As you would expect from the sink series its very high quality and seems like it could last for years.
Theres nice little pockets to stow your stuff and a massive main compartment. There's side pockets for you shoes and eyewear etc (padded) and there's hard padding on the bottom. The wheels run really smooth and is comfortable to transport. This is a must for the avid traveler!
american image -
this jacket was worn on the 1242 DVD in various colors , i had 2 colors in my shop , and basically sold them out in a very short period of time. feedback from customers was ; very good functional jacket.
Rick -
Some days I love them and other days I'm not such a fan. I did not like wearing them with shorts. I think I prefer them with jeans, but they tend to make my feet look really small. I don't think I'll be upset when they finally get worn out. I like the look, but it's a pretty basic slipper that doesn't seem to be well crafted. But, hey, it's a lounge slipper - what can you expect really?
DoctorCrip -
Color: Brown, Charcoal & Stealth Black

An incredibly comfortable and good-looking pair of shoes that I couldn't be happier to finally own. It took me some time to locate a pair in my size in the color that I wanted, but thankfully my persistence paid off and I eventually succeeded in my quest. However, I do want to repeat what others have said in that these shoes run very big, thus causing me to get them one-and-a-half full sizes smaller than my actual shoe size (7.5 down to a 6...yes, I know I have small feet). Anyway, all in all a great pair of shoes - definitely warranting the full 5 skulls.
adamjmoore -
I agree with Longshot here, they're very comfy but run 1/2 a size large. Unfortunatley the didn't have a half size in the UK o store so I dropped down a whole size and they fit almost perfectly. I think with a bit of wearing they'll stretch a little and the pit will be perfect.
cycling-pablo -
I love these shoes, the brown is great since it is a rough suede finish. lookin at gettin the black ones just to mix it up. THe sizing is a tad big since you dont want your heel popping out. the finish does ok around water, playing a little impromtu soccer in a dewy grass field and at first i though i ruined these, but when they dried out and i wore em' again they were great!
longshot -
Love them they are my new house slippers and they are comfy and cool on your feet. They do run about a half to a full size big though.

If you wear a 12 like i do i got a 11.5 and they fit great.
kingphilbert -
I tried these on 3 times before finally purchasing a pair, and when I did it was for $22 – not a big waste if I decided I really didn't like them. Why so many times to buy a pair you may ask, the fit. I was told to go a size small, nope. Even my own size was a bit snug. I tried one larger, my foot flopped right out of the heel. I've owned them since mid summer now and I've only started wearing them as the weather grows cold. A very relaxed look that comes off real nice with frayed jeans and a vintage button down. After a few days around the office they don't strike me as the shoe to walk to lunch and back in though. And to actually improve upon the fit I had to remove the insole and I've replaced it with a slimmer one from a pair of SILK. It's a looser now fit, but not as cushioned. All in all a great concept for a lifestyle shoe, but falling short in the comfort they attempt to portray.
bong -
okay, i have to admit i wansn't entirely impressed when i first saw photos of the Humidor. i thought to myself, "what are the chances of a guy like me wearing a pair of these loafers/slippers?" fortunately, a time came when i was itching for something new and Oakley, and at $55 the Humidors are quite affordable, so i thought "what the hey..." and bought a pair of the brown ones. these are absolutely one of the most comfortable things you can wear on your feet! and despite my initial reservations, they look great too... especially with a pair of faded blue boot cut jeans. i find these just a tad on the loose side, but still my regular size (10.5) fit me best.

one of the best $55 i spent ona nything Oakley!
Icon208 -
Incredibly comfortable- I found the fits are dead on, unlike a few others here, but I have very long and narrow feet.

Sadly, I've rarely had occasion to wear them (I got 'em in white and they're a bit too Huggy Bear for everyday use) but the upside is they'll be in good condition.
BiGCoB -
Color : Black

Well, I searched them for a long time before being able to buy a pair.
The shop didn't have my size (11.5) only 10 or 12. I finally took the 12. It's a bit loose, but still wearable. As some ones said, it's perfect with boot cut jeans or looses pants
idealoakley -
I like it! It is easy to apply and by following the directions you will not go wrong. I have thought about stretching the use of the pads and doing 2 pairs but think it is best to only do one pair per pad like instructions state. The pair I did it to seems to be working fine. No negative effect on the lenses at all.
One piece of advice.....do it in well ventilated area. It smells very strong for a while due to chemicals in application.
My only complaint is that you can only treat 3 pairs of glasses per kit.
Salazabr -
I was very surprised by how well this kit worked. I could see no performance difference in the lenses I treated compared to the lenses with the factory coating. Of course the lenses were brand new and newly treated but the kit seems to work as advertised.

I did a pair of scripts and then used the same pad to do my Romeo IIs. I could tell a slight difference in the coating on the Romeos but it was very slight. I do agree though that to get the full effect you need to use one pad per pair.

I used the kit on my work M Frames and I can't believe the difference. I'm not getting nearly the dust on the lenses as I used to.
Xtremehardy388 -
Really dig this. I just got my second kit. The solution works wonders on my lenses. The cloth seems to be different than the microfiber bags that Oakley issues with each pair of sunglasses. The cloth works MUCH better than the bag. I think it's almost essential to get one of these kits. They have a cool carrying pouch which is small enough to carry in the pocket
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