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Envoye Nounoune -
Color: black/red

very nice, comfortable and durable bag. the only thing that I don't like about it is that it only has one compartment, which is huge.
o-xide -
Color:Titanium
I love this bag. Extremly comfortable. Definitely good for snowboarding
LUSCIOUS -
simple. comfortable. only one compartment, but it's like a luxury sedan: normal in the outside, but all the room you want in the inside. It's a bag that don't mess around -- they're meant to carry things, and this bag will.
RT -
Color: Black

These are much nicer than most flip flops and are really comfortable. The suede footbed is a really nice touchand the sole is pretty grippy, too. You definitely aren't compromising style, comfort, or function with these (which I guess is an Oakley hallmark). While I wouldn't say they're worth the MSRP, they are worth the $30 I spent.
ichibandidisan -
Color: Tan/Black

I usually wear US size 9.5/10.0, and got size 10.0 Paddles. Just about fits my feet. Depending on how you like to wear your sandals, you might find these too small for your liking, but they're fine by me. Real comfortable as casual wear.
Chopsticks -
Comfy, somewhat stylish and got it for only 10 bucks =]

cant complain!!!!! whoooo! all black paddle in addition to my white/navy split smoke sandals for the beach
DoctorCrip -
Color: Black/Charcoal

I love this hat! It fits great and looks great as well. The simple design isn't too loud with just the single little static O in the bottom corner of the front. I highly recommend this hat to anyone who can still find one. Definitely 5 skulls!
TSIcon8 -
Good looking shoes that can be dressed up or down quite nicely. Only drawback is it took me a long time to break these things in and for the first week or two they gave me blisters on my ankles but worth it now that they are broke in.
slenut -
The tag bit on the back gave me blisters and they are a bit hard on my feet. Not the best pair i own. Looks great with jeans on though!
eastcoastOakley -
Love em! Comfy for walking and chillin'.
Probably the one of the lightest pairs of shoes I own.
skull.jacket -
An interesting little piece that I picked up at the local Vault store. I chose the redline both as a small homage to the Iron Claw and because the red stood out a bit more than the others. Definitely makes a good display piece as the clasp doesn't seem quite sturdy enough to handle the abuse I put my keychains through anyway. But the clasp is unique enough for me to pick up at least one.
TERRORISM -
I've dealt with Wil before and I can honestly say that he's one of the greatest people you'll ever have the opportunity to do business with. Although his store is now closed, I sincerely wish him the best in all his future endeavors. Stay in touch, Wil.
RangerK -
Great Service!!! Called on a Wednesday, Glasses were shipped and arrived on a Thursday.

Friendly, Great service Highly recommended! *****

K
o-xide -
I never bought anything yet but Will is a great guy. My 2 co-nor californians bought from him and they were happy. I was going to buy once but something happen. Highly recommend as he as good selections.
Rick -
As of October 2006 this store is no longer open. Don't know what happened, but Wil is a cool guy and I bet he's on to even bigger and better things. Make sure you drop by and say Hi to us dude.
jumpman73 -
I love this colorway. Its so hard for me to pass on anything made in pearl. One of my next pairs is going to be BTO Half Jackets in pearl and ti clear.
Dann -
A basic white color to go on O Matter. Almost looks like it's not painted or coated.
LEX7 -
Brilliant white, alot nicer than the O-matter version that comes in the EJ, Trenchcoat, Minute, SJ and twenty.
it is perfectly complimented by the bright bright orange if the fire lens.
BrianJ1888 -
A very nice color with the Fire Iridium lens. It's a nice neutral, light color that gives good contrast with both the black accents and the bright lenses. It's got a good deal of sparkle to it in bright sunlight too.
LEX7 -
Boring, its basically white but slightly glossy which is why they have called it pearl.
ivory is much much nicer.
Dann -
A nice white frame that contrasts well with the Fire lens. I've heard the discoloration looks worst when on this frame though.
Pander -
Big eye catcher. It's very white, but it also looks a bit metallic because of the little flakes in it. Too bad one of the arms is discolored by using it a lot.
Rick -
This frame is killer, but it's not exactly durable. They will discolor and I had to return two pairs for replacement. They have a metallic flake finish that is subtle but makes them gleam in the sunlight. Not often a frame outshines the lens, and that's exactly what you see with the Pearl/Fire combo. If you are aiming at adding this to the collection; go for it. But, if you are looking for a daily wearer; forget about it.
ball5out -
white is all about purity. I wear this color frame when Im wearing light color clothing. brings out the color on fire lenses that I got on
Ian -
The Pearl/Black Iridium Original Straight Jacket was what got me hooked on Oakleys. One of my favorite frame colors. Polished White does not compare to the beauty of the original.
TERRORISM -
Featuring small, metallic accents in its finish, Pearl stands apart from Polished White while offering a much more sophisticated alternative. Pair this frame up with any lens and you'll become an instant believer.
o-xide -
I use this to lock some stuff I cant display...like the box for my Tuxedo. I love it since you can put a cube on top
Dann -
Frame: Copper
Lens: VR28
I bought these for my brother last Christmas and have continued to borrow them ever since. They are titanium like the rest of the X-Metal, but had a copper coating much like their currency counterpart. Unlike the rest of the X-Metals, however, this pair has a spring hinge, although not as successfully implemented as the Mag Switches and A Wire/Square Wire Spring Hinge models. The frame is small and compact with sharp edges at the various joints. The lenses are good for most lighting conditions from daylight to evening, not working well in the dark, but okay indoors. They are designed for smaller faces, and may look funny if you have a medium to large head, but are still passable.
Ed -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

Perhaps my favorite pair of Oakley's. I definitely prefer the fit of the spring hinges rather than the flex couplers on the Juliet. The frame has a very balanced feel... it stays put even though I have a small/flat nose. The sculptural styling of the frame is cool (if you appreciate that kind of thing, of course). The VR28 Black Iridium lenses are great for most light conditions.
Ed -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Ruby

OK, does any one person really need two pairs of Penny's? No, but when I found out that Oakley discontinued this color combination, I had to make sure I got a pair of this limited edition before they all disappear. The X-Metal frame has a nice matte gray finish that complements the Ruby lenses very well. I prefer the lens tints that offer increased contrast, but I had to have these anyway.
Jonathan Tung -
Frame: X-metal
Lens: Ruby

Actually, this is kind of misleading as I got two different pairs of the Penny frame and switched out the lenses. I took out the Ruby lenses from the X-metal frame and put them into the polished frame so the X-metal frame would be free to house the Black Iridium lens: I thought this would keep in line with the original X-metal color scheme I've grown to like with the first X-metals. It's too bad that Oakley only made available the X-metal frame with a ruby lens.

I'm not a huge fan of Oakley spring hinge temples, though, or spring hinges in general. These hug my face very closely, so I haven't really had a chance to gauge them with a less biased viewpoint.

In the meantime, the Polished frame, ruby lensed Pennies are sitting next to the others as display accoutrements.
NeptuneTQ -
Frame: X-Metal, Polished
Lens: Ruby, Black

heh, after getting the Ruby Juliet's, I had to get these too. The Penny's smaller size looks better on my face, but my small flat nose doesn't do well to hold the Penny's up, they sit too low on my face. The flex couplers on the Juliet's also grip my head much better then the spring hinges on these Penny's. The Ruby lenses as always look fantastic, I give it a 4 with the only con being the price.
o-xide -

Frame: X-metal and Titanium
Lens: Ruby,VR28 Blk and Ice

Fasten your seat belt foos...slap this on and you will feel the RUSH! This is what I consider their Full Throttle/ Hyper Threading Glasses. 2nd to none (maybe the Juliet's) WARNING: Too Hot to Handle, Handle w/ Extreme Caution!
DarkGrieverX -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Ice Iridium
Ok, ever since the Penny's came out, I have always had small urge to try a pair on for myself. Well I finally had a chance to do so a few days ago, when my friends got me a pair for my b-day. Unforunately, after trying them on, I immediately discovered they were way too small for my face :(. Fortunately, since it was essentially new, I could take it back to Comor and get a return/exchange (which I did and got a pair of SI assault boots and the Low Pro Metal Icon Hat). Though I only spent a short time with these, I have to say that the design of the Penny was comparable to that of my Juliets; very very sleek. My only complaint (apart from them being too small for me) would be the orbitals and spring hinges. The lens shape have always seemed a bit odd to me (but I have become more used to it), and they are relatively small (I felt like I was wearing a wire frame in terms of the coverage). The spring hinges weren't bad in terms of comfort, but because of my larger face size, it looked weird when the springs were stretched, and didnt make the glasses feel as secure. Other than that, I enjoyed my pleasant (but short) time with the Pennys.
Thomas -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Ice/Ruby
Look just as cool as the Juliet. The spring hinge are great, make them fit any size head. I am fortunate to have the right face for both the Penny and the Juliet, 2 of the best sunglasses ever created imo. I had the Titanium/Ice, then swap the Ice lens for the Ruby that I specially order from Oakely. So now I have the uniqe Titanium/Ruby combo.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Black

Really cool design. It's like Juliet jr. I thought these were too small for my big head. Still, I like the design.
filmetal -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Black Iridium


I started to like penny even more when I started using them more often.Spring hinge may not suit everybody depending on the size and shape of one's head. The design of the spring gives a good grip on my head. However I found out that I cannot push this up my head like I sometimes do with my juliet or half jacket. It wont stay there. Polished frame combined with black is a cool combination. Elegant yet easily catches attention.
anbonn123 -
Frame: titanium, x-metal
Lens: vr28, ruby iridium

My god! I can't believe i bought these two in just two weeks time, but so far no regrets. I love the x-metal/ruby combi, in fact i love them so much i don't want to wear them outside in fear of ruining the glasses. hehehe These babies are absolutely the best pair of glasses, especially for people with a "smaller face," like me. I spent 1 whole week scouring the city for a brand new pair of x-metal/ruby combi. It was a hard, greusome, and not to mention expensive task ($467.85 converted) but it was all so worth it!!! Any of you planning on getting a pair should buy them now! You wont regret it. Now, i'm eyeing myself on a pair of c-wires, unleaded, and smoke. I can't believe i'm hooked with the "O addiction."
LEX7 -
Frame:ALL
Lens:ALL

Even smaller than the juliet so I knew theyd look really dumb on me but I just love the copper frame colour. I wish they would recreate it in another Oakley.
so if Penny's suit you I strongly suggest you get a pair of the coppers cos they look amazing and wont be around forever.
yelkao -
Frame: Copper
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

The copper frame just compliments the Penny in style and name. It looks great and is one of the more unique finishes I've seen. The VR28 Black lens is fastly becoming one of my favorites and it looks great in combination with the copper frame. They are made for smaller faces so I don't quite pull them off very well. But you can't go wrong with these based alone on the frame/lens combination and quality of design.
mr. lip -
Frame: poloished
Lens: black iradium

VERY NICE. I must admit, when i first put them on i was expecting for these to be too samll for my face. Hoever they really werent. The pennys do not cover much of my eyebrows but i still love them. they fit much better than the juliets and lighter as well.
Xenomorph -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Black Iridium

Badass pair of shades. My Penny is my second pair of Oakleys and I must admit they did feel a little weird wearing the first few days because this model is designed for smaller faces, and I've grown used to how the Juliets hug my face. They feel just normal now and I love the spring hinge design which is unique in X-Metals.

The polished frame really stands out because it is really shiny and when you are outdoors under the sun, they look even cooler.

Hoping to get my hands on a X-Metal/Ruby combo one of these days.
Wassaaaaaaaaaap -
Frame: X-metal
Lens: Ruby

this pair of Oakley's are stunning. The x metal ruby combo is probably the best looking x metal combo that is available to the public out there. I don't match the Pennys much but I had to have me a pair of these. They are awesome. My Juliets match me alot better but if you are an Oakley fan, then you must have one of these.
Iggy -
Frame: X Metal / Carbon
Lens: Ruby / +Red Iridium

I love the Penny. In fact, I think they suit me better than the Juliets, and the spring hinges feel that they fit a lot better than temple shocks, as temple shocks on other X Metals tend to feel uneven in some cases.

The lenses are pretty cat-eyed and small, so they would have to sit close to your face to offer maximum coverage. In my case, I had to have them so far up my face that my eyelids practially brushed the lenses (don't worry too much though; I'm Asian and have no nose). You definitely need a bridge to sport one of these guys.

The Penny would -suit- smaller faces, but would certainly -fit- most people. It may be small, but it is as wide as the Juliet.

The Penny has a grand total of four lens options which are mostly for bright-light environments; Ruby, VR28 Black, Black and Ice Iridiums. The Juliet has these options and more, which may be why it has a more universal appeal than the Penny. I lucked out and managed to nab a Carbon/+Red Iridium Penny, but it's functionally similar to the already available lens options.

If you've got a small face, then try out the Penny. If you like them, then it should go without saying that you should get them... it is definitely as worth as much as it's bigger brothers. A loss of one skull is due to the fact that the O does not make Asian Fit nosebombs for the Penny, which I am terribly bitter about...
O-TasMiC -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Ruby
These are the smallest X-Metals to date, and IMO the coolest and sleekest looking of all other styles. Anything I could say about the X-Metal/Ruby combo has already been said plenty of times before me, so I will just say that these are FREIKEN SWEET!
O-minous -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

The only reason these don’t get the full 5 stars is the spring-hinges, which are not as firm as I’d like compared with those on some wire frames for example. The design, construction and build quality is exceptional and VR28 Black Iridium is by far my favorite lens option, at least until I get a pair with Ruby lenses. The Penny’s chiseled contours and sharp styling are not for everyone and I consider myself lucky to have the cranial geometry to pull em off. The Unobtanium nosebombs and earsocks do a fair job of ensuring a relatively secure fit, though I find I often wear mine over a cap since the SH’s don’t grip as firmly as I’d like without one on. The VR28 BI’s are outstanding, great to look at and look through with a warm reddish brown tint and high contrast which means they work well in all conditions from bright to overcast.
filmetal -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Ice Iridium

This is a very good alternative to Juliet if it will fit your face. I am surprised how good this fit & feel even with the sping hinge and even after being used to the fit of juliet. However, I like the feel of the spring hinge in the mag four, they hug better. The design is sleek and more aggressive and I specially love the ice. If only oakley will come out with a two toned color combination like the TiO2.
T.O.M. -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Ruby

Hi, I'm from Austria! I find one of those rare and exclusive Penny's in a store in vienna. I think they are one of the greatest sunglasses ever made! But don't buy a penny if you have a big face! Oakley rules!
dan-E -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Ice Iridium


Tried these on just for the heck of it and despite the fact that Pennys are X-Metals for those with smaller heads, they fit surprisingly well, thanks to the spring hinges. They look quite nice too, with a sleeker lens that tapers towards the temples more than the Juliets. Unfortunately, the only (and deciding negative) is that they look really small on my large head. Still, it's nice to have the option for those lucky enough to pull off both Juliets and Pennys.
Rick -
Frame: All
Lens: All
I have two pairs of these at the moment, and I wish to complete the set in the months and years to come. They are like the Juliet's little brother. Spring hinges aren't popular with everyone, but they give them a nice fix making them easier to wear than the other X-Metals imo. My only criticism is the reduced field of vision due in large part to the compact design. I find the frame affects my peripheral vision since it surrounds my eye so closely. I am very impressed with the craftmanship of the Penny though. Some very intricated design elements. I lack the sufficient vocab to expalin fully what I mean, but I really like the detail on the arms. They remind me of the wings on a '59 Caddy or something. The little flares on the bottom of the orbitals add a nice touch too. A definite asset to any collection.
dta15m -
Frame: copper
Lens: vr28 black
the copper frame just looks awsome, very comfortable, i have a small to medium size head and they fit well, wasnt to thrilled with the vr28 lens but the more i wear them the more i like the tint, overall great sunglasses
fin7 -
Frame: X metal
Lens: Ruby

Very stylised frame, Spring hinge keeps them in place, Had to get ruby lens for the collection, but would prefer the lens options available for juliet offered in the penny. would also have liked to see a carbon frame, that said,
however you are dressed and or hungover these look a million bucks.
jumpman73 -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Ruby Iridium

I really like the x-metal pennys. The ruby iridium lens was an added bonus to this frame. I was all too excited about the combo but it was the only way to pick up the x-metal penny.
Ed -
Frame: Copper
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

Another "it's discontinued now so get it while you can" purchase. Love the Penny frame, love the VR28 Black lenses. The Copper finish took me awhile to get use to, but I do like it. It's just so much brighter than other X-Metal finishes like Titanium, X-Metal, and Carbon.

Unfortunately, the original pair I got from eBay was advertised as new but had several worn spots on the frame where the finish had rubbed/chipped off. I hope this is not an indication of poor finish durability. I will definitely be a bit more careful with these when I get my warranty replacement back from HQ.
DisturbedEarth -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Ruby

Had to make this custom pair - the polished/ruby combo ROCKS! My first Penny's - won't be my last - love these frames!
GQninja -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Ice

Best looking sunglasses Oakley makes! At least for my face. They may actually be a touch to small, but then the Juliets may be a touch to big. However; I would prefer them over the Juliets if only they had a few more color combinations and/or a few pairs with polarized lenses. Hard to beat such a great style though.
o-static -
Frame: copper
Lens: vr28 black iridium

true meaning to thw word penny. love them wear them.
fir small faces, nice addition to any collection
addicted2o -
Frame: x metal
Lens: ice
tried on a pair of custom penny's in a store and i'm a real fan...can't wait to get all of them if i can...nice combo but i still prefer the x metal ruby combo
dj.MLYT -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Black Iridium

Hmm I'm not really the biggest fan of these... well there isn't anything really wrong with them, they just dont fit/look good on me.. I mean they do look really cool, but I dont like the looser feel of spring hinges as opposed to a nice tight pair of juliets.

Maybe I'll change my mind if/when I get my hands on a pair of rubies.... meh
Pander -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Ice Iridium

My best pair of Oakley's. Have it now for 2 years. Great fit and great lens color. Just love it!
LEX7 -
Frame:Copper
Lens:VR28 Black Iridium

These are very good looking sunglasses, but unfortunately the frame colour is the best thing about them. I find them small and quite uncomfortable. the spring hinges help alot but these glasses are meant for small faces.
Apparently they look quite good on me, but i dont agree.
oogie -
Frame: x-metal
Lens: ruby

Simply a awesome set of X-metal glasses. A great fit for anyone who find the Juliets too large for them. The sculpted frames are sweet, and the frame/lens color combinations are some of the best out of any styles.
rainbow -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Ice

Am actually letting go of my Penny... Its been with me for a couple of years and I love them. However, am cash strapped, hence letting it go. Anyone interested, pls drop me a pm.
Ruby_Penny -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Ruby

Sickest pair of shades bought so far! I get so many stares when wearing these bad boys. Colour of the lense is incredible when the sun shines off them. These glasses go well with small faces.
O-minous -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Ruby

All I can say is, these deserve every bit of praise they are accorded. Without a doubt one of the most desirable pairs of sunglasses Oakley has ever produced. The only negative I can think of(and it's probably just me) is the lenses.. though amazing to look at, they are not the best to look through. Still 5 stars for sure.
O -
Frame: X Metal
Lens: Ruby


I am sooo glad I got some of these when they re-released them, they are very nice and fit great, a nice low-profile version of the juliet
iMetalG5 -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Ice

Well great design and looks but did not fit my face at all. Too small. Frame was pretty balanced and well I just didn't like polished look at all. This would be good for someone with a small head or slender face.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Copper
Lens: VR28

I hated these at first. I thought they were way too small for my head. Then I put them on and was stoked. Had to get them.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Ti
Lens: VR28

After I got the Coppers I got obsessed with the other colors. Now I'm on my way to all the Penny's. The only drawback is that if you are filipino and have a flat face these shades slide down a bit. Other than that, they cool.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Ti
Lens: Ice

Really awesome pair. These do slide down a bit but not bad. The ice lens gives this frame a real good option.
Munkfish -
Frame: Polished / Titanium
Lens: Black Iridium / Ice Iridium

A very underrated X-metal. Although they have lost some appeal due to the spring-hinges (I am still to be convinced - they are not as secure as I would like when wearing them over the head), the design is pure beauty - such aggressive looks, but yet still slightly understated - a pair that could be worn on almost any occasion. Looks better on smaller faces, so worth trying before buying.
siberyan -
Penny ia a beatiful eyewear, but if you haven't a small cranium, it will probably look strange.

Just trying one to know...
XMEN3 -
Frame: X-Metal Penny
Lens: Ruby Lens

These lens and frame combo is out of this world!I only wished that they would have kept the serial #'s on the X-Metals!
banarno -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Black Iridium

These are a super cool x-metal,which give the best fit for smaller faces.
Very comfortable, with superb lenses, and simply bombproof construction, make this style a future classic.
O-Whores -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Ice Iridium

The very first pair that Yukio bought. This metal pair is surprisingly light for its composition. The wrap is perfect for smaller faces/heads and does not block peripheral vision much, if at all. The slightly aggressive look also makes them a somewhat intimidating pair.
KAMI X -
Frame: copper
Lens: vr28 black iridium

i just love these they look sweet. when we think penny we think copper and these are right on.
they fit great very confortable. i cant wait till i get my ruby and my ice iridium pairs
jerel_111783 -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: ICE
Very nice..fits my head better than juliet,this glasses are made for smaller face!il give it 4 skulls bcoz of d spring hinge
Pander -
Frame: Copper
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium
A regular penny is made out of copper, therefor an Oakley Penny should be made out of copper as well! It's a very bold color to wear, but that's why it's so special! I get a lot of good reactions when wearing these babies.
ball5out -
Frame: polished,x metal
Lens: black iridium and ruby
the only reason I bought this is cuz its on the xmen movie but it looks tight on me at the same time plus its a must have cuz its an X metal.it dont give me any pain at all on my temples. The shape alone works for me already
TSIcon8 -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: VR28 Black
Great shades, fell in love with them but not right away, at first I thought they were a little small. Now I think they are radical, great fit too, very comfortable. VR28 Black is probably one of my top 2 favorite lens colors for everyday use as well so that's really nice.
american image -
Frame: copper
Lens: VR28
i never gave much thought to an x metal penny, but after i got across this one i decided to try em on, and the fit was unlike any other x metal i own ! the spring hinge works amazingly well on these, and altough it is a "smaller" model, i can pull them off wearing them. the copper color is what it supposed to be, being a penny(like the coin), and the VR28 lens is very relaxing to the eye. this one is high up on the design ladder too, with nice little details such as the fins on the arms. all in all a true oakley innovative piece of x metal eyewear
LEX7 -
Frame:Titanium
Lens:Ice

The best looking X-metal frame colour which sadly seems to be different from the juliet version. I have always wanted this combo but have held back as annoyingly pennys look dumb on my big head, they are comfortable because of the spring hinges but the lenses are too small anyway so i give up trying to wear them.
a classic combo and definately a must have for any collection.
ball5out -
Frame: polished
Lens: g30
now this combo does look similar to the Juliet golf(which is also a polished frame and g30 lenses) conservative look and yet still makes the statement that its an X Metal
Magfiend -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Ruby

2 years after getting my mag switches, i still longed to own a pair of these, and finally, i got a hold of a pair.

2 dissapointments: the lenses are not as dark as they used to be, as it is a later generation, and there is no serial #!

those things aside- WOW these look amazing. ive never seen a more amazing pair of sunglasses. they fit well, and seem very strong yet flexible. they are considerably heavier than the mag switches, but seem much stronger. the ruby lenses are, for me, much better to look through than the fire iridium lense, as it gives enerything a much more natural tint.the flex couplers also work great, though there seems to be a little more flexing when compared to a mag switch. the spring hinges seem just as good as the ones on juliets, or any other pring hinge frames, for that matter.
Revolution -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Ice Iridium

I have had these glasses since 2001 and have never gotten tired of them. I was lucky enough to get dark lenses. The frame is very durable, comfortable and fits well on a smaller face. They are definetly smaller than the Juliet. I would not recommend it for a larger head. The Juliet would be the larger head choice. The titanium colour lens compliments the frame well. The spring hinge is very practical and required. Scratches on the lenses are very obvious. However, replacement lenses are the variety of colours avaliable make this oakley a versitle and every lasting addition to anyone's collection. If it fits your face you will not be disappointed.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: +Red

Perhaps one of the most exotic, yet unknown pairs of Oakleys in existence, this pair of X-Metals commands respect. Forged from a proprietary titanium alloy, the frames are virtually indestructible. Not to be outdone by its other X-Metal counterparts, the Penny boasts spring hinges for a secure, yet comfortable fit. Although the lens coverage is a bit limited, the premise behind this was to provide an X-Metal for smaller faces. Overall, an excellent pair of shades.

This is my crown jewel and one of the most beautiful pieces ever created. A true Oakley collector's dream.
DoctorCrip -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Ruby

I've always thought that the Penny was an extremely intriguing pair of glasses, but since they've been discontinued for a while now I never expected to find them at my local O Store. So when I set out on my weekly pilgrimage expecting to buy maybe a pair of Whiskers or New Square Wires at my beloved O Store, I couldn't believe it when the salesperson told me that he had a pair of these Pennys for sale. Once I got over my surprise and tried them on, I didn't take them off until later that day when I got home. I love them...and they were worth every cent of the seemingly good deal I got on them. Initially though, I was a bit uncertain of spending all that money since I had only planned on spending around $150 for the wires that I had my heart set on, but after calling a fellow Review member and telling him about my discovery, he gave me some great advice (thanks again, Bill) and I decided that I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to add these stunning beauties to my collection. Although somewhat similar to the Juliets I own in the same colorway, they are still amazing in their own unique way. I really like the fact that they have spring hinges as well as the smaller and different shape of the lenses. Like I said, I am totally smitten by these glasses and at this point I have nothing even remotely negative to say about them - 5 skulls without a doubt.
ada171 -
For Sale:
SUPER RARE X Metal Titanium PENNY Ice Iridium w / Serial # http://goo.gl/cZTC6i
neo17 -
Frame: Copper
Lens: VR28

I got this at a steal price at US$ 300 USD in complete and mint condition.
What I like about this model is the copper frame. Not all X metals have copper frame. Glad to have this in my collection.

-NEO17
neo17 -
Frame: Xmetal
Lens: Ruby

I got this at a steal price of 450 usd close to retail price. BTW its serialized. Not my favorite frame. I'm glad to add this to my collection.

NEO17
neo17 -
Frame: Polished
lens: Black iridium

I have 3 of these in my collection. One of my favorite xmetals. This is my workhorse. I get lots of compliments on these bad boys. Definitely a keeper for me. I love the spring hinges. It wraps around my face without any discomfort. The only thing that I hate about the penny is the limited eye coverage and it keeps on slipping on my nose ( Im Asian BTW ). I love the design and it looks very aggressive than Juliets.

NEO17
neo17 -
FRAME: TITANIUM
LENS: ICE

This was my first penny in my collection. I never thought that I would like this model because I have a med to big head. Hey but it works nonetheless. You should have this model in your collection regardless of the size of your head.

NEO17
supersharp -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Ice iridium

Penny was a frame that I thought I would not have. Not that I didn't want one, but that I wouldn't be able to find one. With some help from the good folks on the forum, just about anything is possible.

Penny is the smallest full frame in the X-Metal family, but certainly not lacking in any aspects. It is a solid built X-Metal like all the other frames. The orbitals are very small, but these do actually fit a variety of faces including mine, and I have a medium to large size noggin. The coverage is not bad at all for such a small frame.

The biggest problem with this frame is the spring hinges. The hinges have been know to be a bit of a pain to work on, and these also contribute to the "loose" feeling that the Penny is notorius for. They feel like they would easily fall off of your face if you are looking down. Other X-Metals usually feel pretty tight, but these feel just the opposite. The spring hinges make them a little more comfortable, but you trade that secure feeling for this comfort.

Overall, this is a killer design and a must have for any collection. A very solid feeling X-Metal.
50 Shades of O -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Ruby Iridium

These are by far the smallest of the X-Metals, but the lens design covers the eye effectively. Plus they look quite sharp on anyone who tries them on. People often offer to purchase my Pennys, even sometimes for a small fortune, but I won't let these go! I see why they used them in X-Men as to me, they have that superhero look and feel. Highly Recommended.
tony2win -
The choices aren't very imaginative.. and as o-xide pointed out, it is difficult to get the lenses in and out (at least carefully!)
o-xide -
Maybe one of the harder lens to put on and out
LEX7 -
I have this on my XLJ and my Classic Straight Jackets.
I love this lense it makes everything look amazing when you look through it.
As with the H.I. Yellow this lens is great for Golf and flat light skiing.
also a great lense to wear when your out and its not very sunny cos it makes everything look so good.
Ijon__Tichy -
A very nice, clear lense. For me the nr. 1 lense in the evening. Oldie but goldie 8)
echerub -
Persimmon is a wonderful tint. As other reviewers have mentioned, it is a fantastic lens for overcast or low-light conditions.

The tint is subtle. It makes everything feel just a bit "warmer", but after a short while you don't even notice the tinting at all. It feels like a neutral base until you take it off and notice everything looks harsher.

I wear M Frames, and this is my favorite lens for style. I love how it enhances contrast while being such a comfortable hue you can forget you're wearing it. It's too light a tint to wear in really sunny conditions, otherwise I'd be tempted to wear just this lens all the time!
Tick -
This lens is Orange & I just love orange! A real nice lens for overcast or if you like to wear sunglasses inside on occasion.
LEX7 -
I have this on the scars, very very nice, its basically crystal orange. with that same beach glass frosted look.
i believe the version on the fives is see through though.
Ed -
Great for low light conditions. I like HI Persimmon better, though since it has a mirror finish.
dan-E -
I own a persimmon lens for my M-Frames and they're great. They're perfect for those overcast days that Los Angeles has during the winter months. The lighting is brighter, the contrast is greater, and most importantly, they look cool.
jumpman73 -
Very nice lens option for overcast conditions. Really helps out with increasing clarity. This is a great lens option for people who live by the beach and have to deal with that marine layer in the morning.
DonnyGan -
I have them on my monster dog & they are highly suitable for overcast conditions especially when i'm riding in the trail.
they look good & so good i would love to have them on any Oaks i have.
idealoakley -
Lens is good for cloudy or low light conditions. My complaint is that I find they are a single purpose lens. If it is a day when the sun is in and out of the clouds these lenses will drive you nuts. They let too much light in when the sun peeks through.
Raymond Karlsson -
This is the one for really gloomy days outside. I have used it in rain, snowfall and shaded wood areas with great satisfaction.
It also works fine as a car driving lens (especially at night) with its strong contrast effect. Not very good in sunlight.
Raymond Karlsson -
This is the one for really gloomy days outside. I have used it in rain, snowfall and shaded wood areas with great satisfaction.
It also works fine as a car driving lens (especially at night) with its strong contrast effect. Not very good in sunlight.
Ian -
I got an A-Frame with this lens for my wife. It is a very functional all-conditions lens. You can't go wrong. I'm more of a adjust-for-the-conditions guy, and as such, I have 3 lenses for my Wisdom. I didn't my wife (or my wallet) to go through that ordeal every day. Persimmon rocks.
Ben -
I got an Rx set of Gascans in Persimmon in 2008. This combination doesn't seem to be available anymore in Rx as of 2009.

I've been very happy with these. They are not a great choice for very bright weather, but I wanted to be able to use them in a very wide range of lighting conditions, and they do at least block some light compared to clear lenses.

Excellent in the woods, gray days, fantastic for skiing/snowboarding in overcast weather. I use them bicycling a lot and they were very well there. (And the frame has worked fine despite not being designed for it)

Usable even at night for driving in some areas. Not ideal on a very dark road, but they block headlights fairly well in more well lit night areas.

I think initially they gave me a headache on a blue sky day, but that went away eventually.

No scratches at all after daily wear for 1 year... very durable.
The Game -
An excellent lens when used in the right conditions. Living in a sunny area I felt I'd never need this lens but when I could a use for them I'd find any excuse to wear it, if you are looking for a low light lens you can't go wrong with persimmon.
Ian -
To be completely honest, I was rather disappointed that this color came as the secondary lens with my Jawbone. However, I wore the Jawbone to a baseball game last night, and as soon as the sun set, I swapped out the lens for the persimmon, and it actually made it easier to see. It cut the harshness of the lights, but brightened up the field and increased contrast. I was able to see fly balls against the lights and sky, where as I couldn't before. A few people around me asked to look through my glasses, and they were all impressed with the results. I was surprised at how "let down" I felt after taking them off when I left. Granted, it's a niche lens, but I was uniquely happy with it. It's definitely in my future wear lineup.
Ru -
Does the job. Had to get some new goggles at short notice, and gambled on some poor visibility... conditions were mostly poor to changeable so I got away with just the one lens.

When its really grey you'll probably be screwed even with HI blue or yellow, making this a rather more versatile lens in my opinion. In bright, clear conditions though you'll certainly end up squinting though. I'd find it tough to choose between this one and something like the blue iridium as the best all rounder.
xtremehardy388 -
They were all right when I snowboarded...until they broke. I wasn't too impressed otherwise. I'd expect more out of Oakley. The tint was "run of the mill".
xtremehardy388 -
Just bought these for my civilian half jackets in the XLJ style. They'll be my shooting glasses outside of work. They seem to be great. The clarity looks to be good but I wouldn't want to use these in too high or bright of light.
b2r -
Although a very 90s color this is something special. Combined with Persimmon lens on a first generation Five this glows in the light and the lens tint puts you in a happy mood.
Jon -
Amazing. I never thought I would ever get this lens option, but I needed a good pair for indoor usage. These are amazing! They brighten up everything and make the surrounding feel warm. I put them on when I got home just to test the frame out, and I found myself resisting to take them off. They are great. Grab a pair!
Esteban -
These are niche lens, their use is limited to dark-overcast days and sunset-night.

I run after sunset and often ride my bicycle at night, these are just perfect for those conditions, they boost the contrast making it easier to judge distances (when you boost the contrast, the 3D effect of the objects around you becomes more noticeable).

Very satisfiying lens. YOU ROCK DUDE
Goost70 -
Just got my "Whisker 6B" with prescription(Oakley true digital) persimmon lenses last Saturday. These glasses will mostly be used for driving my motorcycle and car use (not much because i ride my bike daily).
I am impressed by the contrast in low light. In the dark at night there is some better contrast, but most important the glare of the cars towards me is less without really darkening!
Good lens whithc is going to give me a lot of fun.
skull.jacket -
The persimmon lens is a quintessential Oakley product. It is meant for low light or inclimate weather and not for everyday use. Still, in the right conditions and environment the Persimmon lens is extremely handy to have. I went from accidentally acquiring one to having several copies - one for my M-Frame, one for each Split Jacket, and I received one more for my NRJV. I may have gone a bit overboard, but this is just how useful I find this otherwise odd and unassuming lens choice.

The persimmon is considered an "intensity" lens, meant to heighten or brighten the wearer's vision in less than ideal lighting conditions. In reality it doesn't actually increase brightness - actually it removes about 40% of variable light. Rather it tricks the mind into believing things are brighter (by perception) and a heightened state of visual awareness occurs. The Persimmon comes in at 60% VLT, making it somewhat darker than its Yellow counterpart (at 89%). Yet, the Persimmon outperforms Yellow because it has a greater range of performance. Yellow is much lighter so it doesn't take much added light to tap out. Persimmon on the other hand can handle increased brightness up to a certain point, therefore it can be worn longer and thus more reliable.

There is nothing visually striking about Persimmon - it is just a bright orange lens. The wearer's eyes are very visible, even if the lens fogs up. It doesn't add any real aesthetic to a frame unless the frame happens to be a Team Yellow or Atomic orange, so the look of Persimmon won't get anyone really excited. That doesn't really matter though, when the lens is applied. It is meant for low light conditions, inclimate weather conditions (like overcast or stormy, rainy weather), or can be used to enhance vision where tall trees or mountains block direct sunlight and cause lots of shadows. It's not "night vision" and doesn't make things glow in the dark, so don't expect that. Persimmon gives the appearance of brightening vison, so the wearer's eyes are fooled into believing vision is actually brighter. This lets the eyes spend energy focusing more on details rather than spending it fighting through greys and shadow.

The most ideal conditions for Persimmon is cycling, driving, running, or hiking. Any condition where one might be susceptible to overcast, stormy weather or loss of direct sunlight. Don't bother wearing this lens in the sun, though - since it arguable is the opposite of a sun lens like Black Iridium any direct sunlight will also be enhanced and might cause some actual "retina burn"! But it really depends on personal preference, personal or professional activity, or if the wearer even cares about enhanced vision in stormy weather (as opposed to simply removing the eyewear for the time being). While deployed to Iraq & Afghanistan, lenses like Persimmon were mainstays on patrol. A perfect "transition" lens to deal with the near constant sandstorms, extremely muggy rain, and to help with the transition into sunset. Naturally, leaders didn't really like seeing troops with orange and yellow tinted lenses, as they are not APEL approved because they are not "True Color" lenses. But it was hard to make them disappear, at least while in country, due to the obvious benefits of such a lens.

Of course Persimmon isn't for everyone; actually it's pretty niche. It really only performs well in certain conditions, but provides an outstanding performance in those conditions should they become present. I wouldn't recommend getting several sets as I have, especially if you don't think you would find something like this useful. But it would be beneficial to have at least one on stand-by just to give it a test drive. Persimmon is also one if the lowest priced Oakley accessory lenses so, if you find you don't like it, then you aren't out very much. Or maybe you like it so much that you add a persimmon all your sunglasses; who knows ... O-bsession is a funny thing.

Overall: 3 - Recommended - Get One If You See One
tmsnewberry -
Frame: Purple/Blue Paint #43
Lens: Ice Iridium

I recently obtained these and I love them. I have recently began collecting frogskins and I cant quite tell you what it is about them but once I get one pair, It just makes me want more of them. They have a great classic feel and a wide range of lense and color combinations.
em que -
Frame: white w/paint
Lens: ice iridium

i'm the new owner of #41
izra asyraf -
Frame:Metallic Red/Yellow
Lens: Black Iridium

i'm the new owner of #15 right now
RubyMars -
Dark wires look a bit odd on fair skin, so all you Gingers keep that in mind if looking at a pewter frame. Not so bad as a sunglass frame, but as an Rx it would just look too odd on fair skin. Otherwise a good frame color, a bit harder to pull off in a formal situation though.
Ed -
Very similar to Dark but less of a pure black, Pewter can have shades of grey and/or brown depending on the model. A good neutral choice for RX frames.
Dann -
A shade of black, with a hint of sparkle. A very nice intro shade to the O-luminum family.
dan-E -
It's a darker, very subdued shade of metal but it's the perfect contrast for the flashier lenses. They work great with Ruby lenses.
sparra -
Pewter is another very cool looking frame that always will look good and never date, though I prefer carbon slighly more, just because I think it looks a bit cooler. Still a great choice of frame though.
bong -
it's the all purpose Wire frame finish. they look like a dark charcoal grey colour, although the glossiness tend to vary from frame to frame. i have some that are more shiny than others. Pewter seems to work best with any lens option.
LEX7 -
I have this on my OO A wire and i wouldnt say its a pewter colour but more of a dark silver gunmetal colour. still looks great though.
sparra -
These are cool, and really suit the Hatchets. One of my prefered colourways, though perhaps a little too dark coupled with a black lens.
BrianJ1888 -
My Rx frame is this color. It's a very dark Charcoal Gray Metallic. Very subdued.
BrianJ1888 -
Looks just like the Rx Version. A really dark charcoal gray with a metallic twinkle.
Mike -
I'm not a huge fan of this finish because it looks like flat, unplated metalized plastic. A little more shine would take it up several notches in my book.
Pander -
Very classic color for when you don't want a deep black, but a less harsh and more charcoal colored frame.
Ian -
It looks very good with Black Iridium. Very professional, very understated.
oogie -
Color: Silver

A freakin awesome look! An answer to Nike's foamposite, this shoe gives a sweet look. Unfortunately, if fits pretty snug and I'd suggest you buy a size larger (a pretty common suggestion for Oakley footwear). Love that silver and black look!
TheVault -
Color: Silver

Like oogie says, getting a size or at least half a size when picking up a pair of Oakley shoes is a must, they tend to run smaller.

That shoe in silver has been on my mind for the longest time, as far as I can tell its the only shoe that Oakley made in a silver like that.

Very nice and comfortable, using the REDCODE soles again, they feel a lot like the Domestic shoes, even down to the color combos.

The metal icon onthe side of the shoes gives them a sporty yet classy look for basketball shoes.

warwagon -
My Favourite Polo. Fit's like glove has been extremly durable and is still holding it's shape after many washes.
DarkJuliet -
I think Pepto-Bismol when I see this color. Tell me you don't.
Ian -
I don't see "Pink". I think of it more as a lightish red...
Dann -
Not sure what they were thinking, but somehow they got a camo pattern onto metal. It's very hard to tell though and just looks pink, especially with the violet lenses. This is only available on the warden.
Darth_Icon -
Base Color is clear, with a pink iridium coating. This lens rules for night time and really flat light. It is like a clear lens, but no one can see your eyes.
Pander -
Not a very useful lens option. But nonetheless it looks really nice. It does not function in bright sunlight, but with cloudy weather it works ok. The pink color really pops when the sun really shines!
lsquared -
I have had this lens in several pairs of Crowbars, and I love it. It is very versatile as an all-around choice. Works best in cloudy/overcast conditions, but is able to handle most anything. Obviously, it is not great in bright sun, but gets the job done if needed. I've also worn it at night multiple times and been quite pleased. Plus, you have to love the pink color!
LibTech for Life -
Just rode with the new splices with pink iridium yesterday. Lake Louise was foggy and snowing with very flat light. Was blown away by how well this lens works in flat light, amazing clarity and the tint of the pink iridium adds just enough contrast. Changed to the Hi Yellow Crowbars for a run for comparison and was shocked at how much better the pink was. Yellow was just to bright for the conditions, they do work great for night riding though.

The pink is the best lens I've used for flat light! Very impressed!
Ian -
These lenses went on sale for cheap recently, and I had to snag a pair for my monster pups. They look wonderful in the case, but I can't think of a practical application for them. A friend of mine turned me onto them when he was wearing a pair he made at the Vault around inside the store.
PandaExpress -
Love these lenses!!! absolutely amazing! The work so well on overcast/cloudy days and its not bad for night either...The only drawback is that it lets in slightly too much light on sunny days others there amazing
Heli-guy -
Lens looks fancy outside, but didn't like it at all.
For me it's too dark and flat for overcast weather (H.I.Yellow rules).
When it's part.cloudy - it is already too bright (flares) and also I'm almost blinded loosing contrast when moving fast from lights into the shadows... Found that even simple (less expensive) Persimmon lenses are better than Pink Iridiums through the all conditions.

The lens serves very narrow range of conditions and pretty useless (for me)

P.S.: I have poor eyesight and ski in contacts, so may be that is the reason.
Ian -
I got the Riddle for my wife in this color. She hates pink, but loves this color frame. It's hard to say which color is is, because every pair is different. It's pink, it's brown, and it's marbled. Cool, I guess. If there are multiple glasses, inspect each one to find the blend you like before buying a pair.
banarno -
I think this was an exclusive colour to the Frogskins.
Very similar to the old Virgin Serilium colour Pink,only slightly darker and more glossy.
Rick -
This is probably my favorite frame scheme of the new women's line. The pink accent around the orbitals really helps draw attention to the eyes of the wearer. Very nice colors all working together to show the world that Oakley can compete, if not dominate, in this market segment. This frame on the Script is limited to certain dealers, although I have seen it around quite a bit in the shops.
TheVault -
I bought that frame color on the Riddle for a girlfriend of mine and I love the color mix they did on this, its not a boring pink for sure.

Its for girls but not too girly, the thick Riddle frame really shoes the pink on top of the hinges and on the sides of the orbitals, very nice color.

The combo I bought was a custom one, and the pink iridium lens matches this frame perfectly !
Ed -
Color: Black

Very nice entry into the winter glove market. At first glance, I had mixed feelings about all the different materials and textures used on these gloves, but they look and feel good when they are on your hands. These are by far the warmest gloves I have ever owned. I don't get the feeling that cold air is leaking in through the seams. The silicone palm and finger grips are very effective. The silver silicone O icons on the cuff are a nice cosmetic touch.

Two noticeable differences are present between the production version and the picture shown on oakley.com (and the gloves pictured above, probably a rep sample?). First, the little loops on the cuff used to clip the gloves together are silver (either metal or painted plastic) on oakley.com, but plain black plastic on the production version. Second, the production version has an extended tab sewn to the inside of the cuff (palm side) with integral snaps that seem to be a bit redundant since the aforementioned loops are already there. I initially thought these tabs were only to keep the gloves together in the retail package (a heavy cardboard piece with a hole and metal grommet, the snaps join the gloves together through that hole). However, I realized that they were tightly sewn to the cuffs (i.e. not "tear-away") and actually part of the gloves. Although odd at first, the tabs actually come in quite handy when pulling the gloves on, and the snaps are much faster to use than the clip and loops.

dirtjump_boy -
i have these in black cant wait to test them in the winter. 4 skulls because they have plastic D rings an not metal ones as in the picture
Max Fearlight -
Perfect for adding a lift kit to your ego. A must for late night clubbing.
VitOne -
Frame: Polished Black/Gunmetal
Lens: RX VR28 Black Iridium Polarized (Material 04-775)

I owned this sunglasses for 1 month and I decided to use them with RX lenses. The PitBoss simply fit perfect on my face and they are very stable, I use them to run for hours each week with no problems at all. I simply forget that I have them on my face. I suggest you to try them before you buy: this sunglasses are bigger that X Metal ones, the Romeo 2.0 seem small compared to them.

The VR28 lens in very good. I love this sunglasses. The neagative: they are very expensive here in Europe, about 800$ (550 euros). The RX Lenses, if you choose an Iridium Polarized Lens, are about 480$ (320 euros). I spent a lot, but I think that this sunglasses are simply the best Oakleys ever made (I also own Ducati Juliet, Romeno 2.0 Black Iridium Polrized and X Metal XX 24k "before 2009" models).
Rick -
Frame: All
Lens: All
I was fortunate to handle a pair of these at HQ and to say I was impressed would be an understatement. The fact they come with a fancy wood box makes them all the more "elite" in my eyes. Are they expensive? At $595 the answer is obvious. But since when did something elite come at Costco prices? The feel was strong and fit was secure. You could feel the years (4+) of research and development that went into these and once you get over the sticker shock you will realize that this is a truly amazing piece of eyewear. I can't wait for its release.
sledelen -
Frame: Rootbeer
Lens: Tungsten

Agree completely. The pair at HQ was 1 of 3 made the owner said. The front nosebridge area reminded me a bit of the X Metal XX, but oh so much more. Immensely comfortable and immediately distinguishable. New O emblem for Elite line is very appropriate. Can't wait to see all color combinations. This pair is a first availability purchase for me.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Matte Rootbeer
Lens: Tungsten Polarized

While standing in line to create a custom pair of Flak Jackets at HQ I noticed an employee wearing these. Naturally, I asked to see (and wear) them. The gentleman was kind enough to oblige, and so here I sit to write my review.

Pit Boss shares design elements from previous eyewear such as Valve, Splice, and Scar, yet maintains a fresh perspective in its design language. Besides being comprised of both O-matter and titanium, one of its most distinguishing characteristics is the multi-faceted design - especially around the orbitals. This design gives Pit Boss the look of a diamond, and coincides with the multi-faceted version of the Icon which adorns the earstems. The fit is snug, with the glasses providing great coverage - especially at the periphery. The lenses are slightly larger, though, so they'll definitely be best suited for those with medium+ or larger profiles.

The price tag is my only point of concern. IMO they're excellent shades - about $250 - $300 excellent. I'm still nowhere near convinced that they're worth $560+, and I await justification for this exorbitant price increase before making a buying decision. Just because something comes in a fancy box and carries the name "Elite" does not double its value as far as I'm concerned.


PropWash -
Frame:Rootbeer
Lens: Tungsten

I also had a chance to try these on while at the Factory Co-Pilot event.

I thought the fit and finish was fantastic for an early build or prototype. The heavy 'look' does not mean heavy weight. As always, Oakley did a great job balancing the 'toughness' style with a lightweight and nimble performer.

My face is generally better suited for a medium sized design and I felt that the Pit Boss fit great and felt like my Juliettes with a little more coverage.

Price? Well that always depends on the buyer. those that can get them, will likely get them.
kingphilbert -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: VR28 Black Polarized

I hold in my hands one of the smoothest, sleekest and sexiest pieces to come out of the Oakley design bunker that I have the pleasure of now owning, Pit Boss. From it's arrival, to opening its layer upon layer of immaculate and cleanly designed packaging the anticipation is like that of a child on Christmas morning.

When you remove the eyewear from it's cradle you immediately have respect for every aspect it holds within from the time it took to create, it's design and execution, to the integration of materials used in it's construct. Hinge action is smooth. The Ti plates are solid and fit together spectacularly well at the hinge. The O-Matter orbitals and stems are sleek and aggressive and well formed. The faceted icon is icing on the cake to allow it to standout amongst the masses.

These def share similarities with many Oakleys loved throughout the years. Most notably the Monster Dog and the Plate with a touch of Valve. The foot print is equal to that of the MD and the fit is on par, minus a slightly roomier nose piece forcing me to wear them back just a bit closer to my brow. The orbitals themselves also seem to be a bit higher than expected, but with no ill effect towards their look upon the wearers face.

Despite the price tag, which I know to be a point of contention, Oakley has released a new crown jewel for the extreme fan to seek out. Feel no regret in buying a pair of these because I do believe they are worth it.
o-xide -
Frame: Matte Black/Titanium
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
Color Combo: 4.0 stars
Pricing based on Quality: 4.5 stars
Pricing based on Design: 4.25 stars
Pricing based on Uniqueness: 4.75 stars
Pricing based on Functionality: 4.5 stars
Pricing based on Material: 4.0 stars
Overall pricing: 4 stars
Overall appearance: 4.25 stars
Overall built/craftsmanship: 5 stars
Overall comfort/fit: 5 Stars
Overall: 4.5 stars

Let me start off saying whoa, this is Expen$ive!!! Is the price justified by it? not 100%, but because of the research and development involved, it is getting there. I would still rank the X-Metal Juliet higher than this based on material used, design, quality and pricing.

Color Combo: 4.0 stars
This color combo is very conservative and quiet, which is good if you don’t want to over do it. It is already screaming Oakley as it is, so a Retina Burn or Atomic Orange would really ruin the overall appearance. Maybe, if somebody down the road, who decides to customize it to some funky Crystal Blue coating (like done to a Juliet), then they just killed it. The reason I give it a 4.0 because I would have preferred a Matt Black /Gunmetal Combo with a positive red. The combo is possible if someday, someone wants to take a risk of removing the outer Titanium plate from both the main body and also from part of the earstems. The outer plate is being held by 2 rivet-like pins (different from the hexabolar bolts) are only visible from the inside. 2 in each plates x 4 which totaling to 8 pins + 2x T5 screws on the opposite sides of the orbitals. I haven’t figured out tensile strength of the pins but it looks pretty secured as it is forged into the Omatter body. The T5 screw or hexalobular bolts on the lower side of the orbital is really more for looks than to hold the Titanium plate against the Omatter body. I actually removed the T5 screw to see if it throws the plate out of alignment but the rivet pins are holding the plate securely therefore the T5 is is really unnecessary, they put it is there as part of the design and it looks cool.

Pricing based on Quality: 4.5 stars
The structural quality is definitely there. It is rigid and solid and no doubt put together with utmost care. Like all Oakleys, the alignment of the earstem to the body is perfectly streamed together. So why only 4.5 stars, this is because again, I am comparing it to an X-Metal If you sit on this, you may break even though the Omatter feels strong and has some flexibility at the same time. Also, I am not sure if the Titanium plate will easily bend out of shape if one sits or steps on it. X-metal will hold and are priced cheaper so 4.5 stars in this category

Pricing based on Design: 4.25 stars
The design definitely screams Oakley. Although it is a tad big and squarish, the similar but not quite characteristic of a Monsterdog or Splice makes it a 4.5, but again, the price brings it down to 4.25 starts

Pricing based on Uniqueness: 4.75 stars
This pair is unique at some point. At a quick glance, this looks really unique, but with more observation, I see how it was derived from some previous designs.
• The size of the orbital is slightly bigger than off a MonsterDog or a Racing Jacket (2nd gen). Maybe an Oil Rig maybe bigger or equal but I do not have an Oil Rig to compare.
• The absence of any unobtanium either on the earstem or the nose section reminds me of the Scar, Valve,Bottlecap or a Plate. A built in unobtanium like the ones in a Thump 2 would have been nice.
• The Elite Icon stands out with the dodecagon / decagon combination which is truly unique as it shows 12 sides outside and 10 sides in the inside, resulting to a total of 22 segments and 24 vertices, with respective symmetry to its each quadrant. The inner core of the icon is then down to being an octagon, therefore making this multi dimentional icon a true unique piece as precision cornering played a big part of the appearance. Note, the 3D Elite icon is slightly different if you were to compare it with the 2 dimensional versions. The 2D shows only 8 side on the inside of the icon while the 3D shows 10 sides.
• Part of the sculpturing reminds me of The Unknowns and The Splice
• The microfibre bag is original with the Elite Icon on both sides of the bag, (a first). The material of the microfiber feels a little velvet-like. The tag shows it is Made in China which kind of ruins it because the textile for this pricing should have been from Japan (like some other Oakley wiping cloth)
• The box consist of 2, outer box made of thick cardboard and foam while the inner box is made of some heavy sturdy plastic with velvet lining. To me this really an ordinary and plain design, what makes it unique is the metal 3D icon flushed on top. The icon is non-removable. The other thing that makes it a little unique is the box within a box concept and the outer box opening on both the top and front side (well, actually...we have seen this box design in the CRANKCASE). I was actually quite disappointed with the box as I had higher expectation, because at first, I thought is would pop open and then another layer slides out. This is not the case. Now if the box is made of some metal metal plastic blend then would be something.
• The Titanium plate covering is unique. The closest thing of course to this was The Plate, but yet, is still different because directly behind the outer plate sits the Omatter structure. Although, I cannot see the contour of the Omatter, I am led to believe that it follows the molding of the Titanium plate

I just can’t help but compare, the X-metal box was made of only cardboard material, but was truly unique as the holes and the coin made it a one of its kind, so is the box for the original Zeros. Those boxes have some art form in them and this Pit Boss box looks nothing like them. So Overall, with all the comparison, I give it a 4.5 stars because the price dragged it down a bit


Pricing based on Functionality: 4.5 stars
The absence of unobtainium may cause this pair to easily slip out but only time will tell. The wrap around the face and the feeling of eye protection is definitely there. The Polarized lenses and the hydrophobic properties are also known to do its job. Only the price …I know you get my point.

Pricing based on Material: 4.0 stars
The fact that is not a metal only frame makes it expensive. I am sure the Titanium plate makes it pricy

Overall built/craftsmanship: 5 stars
The precision of machining this piece is truly amazing. The careful attention to details in the construction on the temples area is unbelievable engineering. The frontal of the orbital is just ordinary but it does project a big "X" like figure when you look closely. The 0.002 tolerance is microscopic to be able to tell.

Overall : 4.5 stars
Because this will have to sit on my face, the mirror really dictates what the overall rating is. I like it, I look sharp with it on me and I feel good wearing it, except for my wallet so 4.5 stars. 0.5 shy of the Juliet worthiness
The Dealer -
Frame: Rootbeer
Lens: Tungsten Polarized

What a disappointment! After seeing the glitz & glamour of the box, you open it up to find something that isn't very unique other than the cool "O" logo - the Pit Boss. Sure, they're pretty light... but for the price paid they are not worth the money by far! In fact, with the materials used I would say these should be less money than the Juliets - and the Juliets should have been produced in smaller supply so they would have had the higher pricetag (just for exclusiveness). Sorry to say, but 4 years in the making - I don't buy that BS for a second! These look like a number of other Oakley pairs and 99.9% of the populace won't give a darn (or distinguish) if you're wearing these or a pair of El-Cheapo plastics. As well, for the price, couldn't Oakley come up with special lens colors that are not available on any other pair?

They get 2 marks for the Craftsmanship, "O" Design, and packaging. Other than that, stick with the X-metals for the "elite" look since this design should have been fitted with either cheaper metals or just plastic - nothing special here.
american image -
Frame: matte black titanium
Lens: black iridium polarized ( 03-303 )

When i saw prototypes of the pit boss last year, i knew i had to have one, and now , almost half a year further, i received mine !
and boy, was it worth the wait. It's been a long time since i've been so excited about a new model as this one. The box is a gift of it's own, the pouch is from a different material than the regular pouches, the logo is a piece of art ( both on the box and on the frame ) and the fell is one of a kind ! Smooth , yet firm, and the looks are simply awesome. it's not a pair for small heads, but medium to large heads can wear these and feel the perfect fit. You can see and feel the quality and the amount of research and testing they did before they released it.
Not since the introduction of the first X metal ( Romeo ) did oakley step up to the plate, and created such a statement.
i am soooooooo happy !!
P99 -
Frame: Polished Black/Gunmetal
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

I drove home today thinking "I can't believe I spent $600 on sunglasses." There's a lot of really subtle design elements blended into this Frankenstein design. Its beauty is a sight to behold.

The titanium plates are really solid but make the frame feel a bit front heavy. The hinges are tight but not overly so. Fit is suited to large heads and would probably look awkward with smaller facial shapes. Most large frame sunglasses are snug on me and these are no different. But there's no pinch and there's surprisingly enough give even with the titanium plates supporting the O-matter frame. What baffles me is that, even with all the claimed engineering involved with these sunglasses, they overlooked something as simple as unobtanium nose bombs.

I'm particularly sensitive to optical distortion which is why I wear Oakley almost exclusively. I consider the Romeo 2 to be the gold standard when it comes to optical clarity and lens alignment. The Pit Boss is 99% of the Romeo 2 in this department. I could swear that they changed the polarization formula for the Pit Boss as I don't get notice the same weird texturing that I do with my other polarized lenses.

The packaging is definitely upgraded compared to even the X-metal line. The materials are better though the actual design isn't very unique.

The price of admission and the radical design elements really leave this as a collectors only piece. Although a casual Oakley an may appreciate the aesthetics, they'd never be able to justify the price.

I'm glad I got the chance to try these on and examine them in person before buying. The O-Store rep I bought these from said that the 2nd generation Elite will be around $1200 and there's a carbon fiber framed Elite that will ring the bell at an astonishing $4000!
Kneipp -
Frame: Polished Black/Gunmetal/
Lens:VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

Just had mine may 2010. These glasses are awsome, unique design, very agressive. Hope Oakley sell in future custom lens for these babyes. ICE polarized should own with this frame. Receiving alot of compliements (more than juliet´s, romeos, that i already owned) with PB.
Ian -
Frame: Matte Rootbeer/Matte Black
Lens: Tungsten Iridium Polarized/Black Iridium Polarized

The lens quality is what sets these glasses apart. First off, the anti-reflective coating is truly amazing. It is close to impossible to get a reflection of your own eye while wearing them, like you do on Frogskins, Straight Jackets, etc. Also, when driving around, I really began to question whether or not they were actually polarized. The way I know beyond a shadow of a doubt is when you can see the iridescent "spots" on windows of other cars due to their tinting. I finally saw one with the spots, but they were much less noticeable than they normally are. This leads to to believe that the polarization on the Pit Boss is something completely new and entirely badass. One of the perennial "downfalls" of Oakley glasses is the "strength" of their polarization in comparison to other glasses. This new quality of polarization in the Elites is far beyond Revo or Maui Jim glasses any day of the week. The lens shape initially reminded me of a cross between a 1st gen Square Wire and a X-Metal XX, with a frame that was a hybrid Gascan/Monster Dog, with added armor plating. The Matte Rootbeer color is really cool, think A&W in a frosty mug, and that's what you get. Fit is standard Oakley, like an Oil Rig, Hijinx, or Antix. About the same size, as well. Worth trying on, at the very least.
mbrogz3000 -
Frame: Polished Black w/ Gunmetal
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized
As a birthday present to me from my wife, we deliberated for a few weeks in agreeing to let me get these. There was a degree of guilt on my end due to the cost, and me questioning if there were better ways of spending our money, or not spending it at all, but eventually we both caved. I selected the Polished Black w/ Gunmetal plates and VR28 Black Iridium Polarized lenses. I'll try to be objective, but there probably will be some subjective thoughts as well. I have worn these exclusively for about 3 weeks now. One thing is certain. Pit Boss will mark a heavy milestone in Oakley's history timeline.

Thoughts on the styling: Within the Pit Boss, I see design elements most obviously from Valve (lower orbital spoilers) and Splice (dual color orbitals), concept ideas from Scar (dual materials), but also the orbital screw element from Juliet and the nosebridge-X from the Romeo. Not only do we have those elements, we also have the complex ear stem (curved scoring) from the newer Zero and Radar. The O square elements are in there too, as we have orbitals which are neither completely round or completely squared off, and fat ear stems which shoot straight back like that of a Gascan. The Monster Dog and, more so, the Monster Pup are also present. All these elements and more that I haven't noticed yet are tastefully integrated and flow together perfectly. These are indeed among Oakley's most aggressive frames ever conceived. I was on the fence between matte black w/ Ti w/ Black Iridium vs. Polished black w/ gun metal w/ VR28 BI. As others have already said, the VR28 base is a highly versitlie lens, and I thought that the Ti color plate was more flashy than the gun metal, so I ultimately went with the latter. Matte black w/ gun metal w/ VR28 BI would have been my colorway of choice however.

Thoughts on the frame and fitment: The first thing you'll realize when you pull the glass from the upgraded, Elite microbag is that these are pretty beefy frames. Holding them, they will feel like they are expensive. Opening the ear stems, you'll notice that the cam detent is not present, and that the ear stems are held in place by pressure. The ear stems are hinged with a watch pin (underneath the riveted titanium plate) which is a bonus. As others have mentioned already, nosebombs and earsocks are not present, but truthfully the weight and pressure of the frame alone will secure the frame in one place and prevent it from sliding on the nose. The ear stems wrap around the head tightly, but comfortably along the lines of original Straight Jacket, and there is no overhang near the temples. The titanium plates are thicker than I was expecting, and provide a significant part of the frame's styling. The plates are not gaudy or gimmicky in any way, but provide the most attention getting styling feature. Viewing through the lenses, you'll immediately notice that there are minimal frame obstructions. Overall, the fitment of the complete frame is very secure although you probably won't want to be going for a bike ride with them. You could play sports in them, but you probably wouldn't want to. These would be bad ass to wear at the beach.

Thoughts on the the quality of finish: The polished black is actually a true jet black. Its by far the best painted o-matter finish I've ever seen. Other polished black frames, even when factory fresh, would have minor scuff and swirl marks, even straight machine lines coming off the icon of the ear stem. Not with Pit Boss. This indicates to me that the base o-matter frame is run off the production line at a much slower rate, with much more attention to detail and defects. The Ti plates are perfectly overlayed onto the o-matter frame, and neatly interfaces when frame is opened. There are no natural scuffs or flaws, and if they fingerprint (which they will) you just wipe them off with the suedeish microbag. I have a feeling that each and every frame receives a thorough visual inspection prior to being bagged and boxed. The new Elite icon is definitely cool, but it would have been more meaningful for it to have been stamped into the Ti plate. Its still just a metal scuplture with some 3M adhesive backing, which can be shifted around with your thumb just like all the other frames. Still, I really like the way the onyx black icon looks on the gun metal plate.

Thoughts on the price: The price is certainly a cause for alarm. How much would have these frames cost had their been no Ti plates or extraneous packaging? I did some basic cost estimating, and figure the breakdown is as follows: the VR28 BI polarized hydrophobic w/ AR coating on the inner is $105 (AR is about $30 for both sides, it would $15 for one side), Ti plates is $265 (the current retail cost of a Juliet frame alone since I think there is just about as much material), $120 for the o-matter frame (most frames alone are $50-$60, but these are very well designed), $10 for hardware (8 rivets, 2 screws, 2 hinge pins), $55 for hand assembly and inspection, $50 for deluxe box w/ metal elite icon (yes, it is metal). Sum it up, and its $595 when there are retail considerations injected into every aspect of the complete sunglass to pay for the materials and R&D. Still, some of my estimates were somewhat inflated to accomidate the retail price. I personally think these are worth a solid $400.

In conclusion, these are a strong offering for the first in the Elite line. They are essentially everything I want in a frame, while maintaining clean lines with a highly aggressive and modern look. Although they won't make you an Elite, Pit Boss will help make you look Elite and turn some heads. Just be ready for it.
Tiberius666 -
Frame: Pol Black/ Matte Black
Lens: VR28/ Black
Oakley Paratrooper -
Frame:Matte Black Ti
Lens:Blk Iridium
After staring at these glasses time after time in the Oakley diplay case at the local Scheels store in Omaha,I felt that the $595 dollar price tag was just a little to high for my pocketbook but oh how I craved these little beauties! I had a spot all picked out in the display case at home for these wonderful pieces of art that we all have a uncurable addiction for, right next to the tribal Monster Dog's and Ruby Romeo's. You all understand how I felt asking the question to yourself, "Do I really NEED these glasses?" because we all have been there many,many times. We all know the outcome...

After gently opening the box and sliding them on the first thing I noticed was the way the Ti matches up perfectly with the O matter and the solid feel of the glasses themself. I don't know how strong these are(don't really want to have to find out..really) The glasses themselves seem to be top notch quality. Again,like some of the addicts on this site, I was unsure whether or not the exo-structure measured up to the X-Metal standard, strenth and quality, and whether the $595 price tag was justified. Time will tell as I have only wore them once. It seems like Oakley put the best of the best in the lens quality for these beauties, Polarized,Hydrophobic,Oleophobic,and anti-reflective technology.It seems like all the numbers are there but do they add up?

Is the price tag worth it for these glasses?
The fit and finish seem to be there. The Elite status of these glasses really means nothing but why oh why do we then crave these glasses so so much? It's because we are all O addicts and we can do absolutely nothing about it. Only you can ultimately decide whether or not they are worth over half a grand and whether or not earthly possesions make a person truly happy? Did I fail to mention that I really, really like these glasses...and I'm really,really happy...?
Revolution -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium

Inspite of the expensive price tag I have no regrets owning a Pit boss.

These sunglasses are the most well crafted out of all the oakley's I own and it is possibly absolute. It is large, bigger than the Monster Dog, however, given an appreciation of the style, it does not look awkward on my average sized head, as larger glasses usually do.

The Matte black works well with the subtle shine of the titanium. The titanium is not bright nor flashy. The details of the Pit Boss are unique and are worth examination and appreciation.

The substandard cardboard box houses another thicker cardboard box with a lid, which contains the main Pit boss box. The main box is made out of wood. It is solid, sleek and flips open at mid-line to reveal a well padded black velvet inner compartment. The Pit boss sleeve material is softer, thicker and different from the standard oakley sunglass sleeve.

So far the only problem I had with mine is tension where the ear stems rest at the top of the ear leading to pain, though more than tolerable, after a few hours of constant use. As stated before my head is not large...i'd say small to medium. I have not had this problem with any other oakley's I own. My opinion is that the tension is not severe in that I regret getting these nor will it in anyway affect their use...so far.

The Pit Boss is "elitely" made therefore I understand the higher price point. However, its actual price has not been justified, as popular opinion dictates.

I recommend trying on these bad boys before purchase.
Mike -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any

The design is solid. Its awesome actually. A point down as you guessed, the killer price. Since this series is limited production run, may I suggest Oakley come up with something similar for the X-Metal family.
Have the 2 tone colour scheme. Have all parts be X-Metal, therefore the frame will be a few separate parts:
nosebridge: the famous X style
orbitals: two separate pieces on each side:
one attaches to nosebridge and the other to the earstem.
and earstem: size the same as Pit Boss earstem, not Juliet size.
Add in also Unobtanium nosepads and earsocks.
Hydrophobic lenses no less.

Since the R&D that went into PitBoss supposedly took 4+ years, why not still use it? Just change it slightly following ideas above but have the general same shape and style (boxy hijinx type lens and not juliet curvy shape)

And yeah, just price it at $325-$335 retail would be best.
I'd collect a truckload if the above ever comes to life and more so if offered through custom programme.
Am -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium
I'm a little disapointed in these sunglasses. The earstems are made out of O-Matter with no rubber peices. So they are fairly uncomfortable for a larger head. For $595 they should not have been made of plastic and fit like a $100 pair of Gascans. I love the style, packaging and colors my only complaint is the mentioned earstems, I can even deal with the price.
Mike -
Frame: Matte Black / Titanium
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

F1. The pinnacle of motorsports. The execution of the highest automative engineering technology. The best global drivers. A worldwide presence. A multi-million dollar business. World renowned teams and brands.

At the head of every team, is the Pit Boss. He who gives out orders and he who brings out the best from the team, be it in the car or the driver. The Pit Boss can appreciate an engineering feat interwoven in fine art.

The Pit Boss need not have an all-titanium frame, for he knows he doesn't need it to be commanding. The aggressive styling of the titanium is enough to send a warning to others not to mess with the Big Boss, the Pit Boss.

No rubber or unobtanium is needed. For the Pit Boss need not run around and break a sweat. For he is the one who orders others around to do the grunt work.

The Pit Boss has many aspects to it. From appreciating the brand (Icon) that it carries to an 'Elite' status, to handling the smaller stuff (O-matter) and high-end components (X-metal). The Pit Boss fuses it all together to create something X-traordinary.

And only a few, are deserving to be (have) a Pit Boss.
southside -
Frame: Matte Black/Titanium
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I decided to wear these bad-boys out instead of leaving them in my display collecting dust this weekend and I can honestly say, the Pit Boss didn't disappoint.

Comfort: Top notch. I have a rather large head (7-5/8 hat size) and these fit PERFECT. No pressure points. No slippage. They sat just right on my face without having the lenses too close to my eyes. No issues with my ears either. Perfect Fitment.

Function: The only complaint I have about these shades falls under this category. I put out a lot of BTU's and if I pushed the frame too close to my face, they fogged easily. This happened a few times throughout the day while standing still in direct sunlight. When moving, it was never a problem. Maybe a SUPER slight vent somewheres at the top of the lens/frame would fix the problem, but then it'd compromise the overall design, so I'll just have to live with it.

Value: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think these are the sexiest things Oakley has ever made. Are they worth $600.00? Almost.
If I said that I'd never sell either pair I have now, and hope to own the Rootbeer frame in the near future, does that tell you anything?

Overall: My favorite pair of Oakley's yet.
Darren Bailey -
Frame: Matte Rootbeer (03-305) and Matte Black (03-303)
Lens: Tungsten and Black Iridium Polarized, respectively

I bought a couple of pairs because I could afford them, I wanted them in two different colours (I like brown but couldn't let the black option slip past) and I liked the 'vicious' and 'menacing' look. I also appreciated the fact that not many people would be wearing these.

I resent the price tag despite the fact I could afford two pairs. My opinion after wearing BOTH pairs frequently over the past few weeks is that neither are worth the price. Not at all. If you're hard-pressed in terms of finances, trust me when I say that these will not blow you away in terms of quality if you do manage to take the plunge and lay down your hard-earned coins on them.

Don't get me wrong: they are both comfortable frames and they look and feel nice. They are nice sunglasses, but that's about it. I wish the rootbeer frame was a lighter shade of brown because it seems a bit murky and it's not as noticeable as the Matte Black flash of Titanium on each side. Not many people turn their heads and notice what I'm wearing, which is an interesting thing to note. Other Oakleys I wear are notieable in how they attracted glances from passers by.

But realistically, neither pair of Pit Boss that I own seems anywhere near as GREAT as they were marketed-up to be. Oakley does this all the time with their marketing. Some might call it brilliant marketing, others like me might consider it borderline misrepresentation and bloated/exaggerated over-description.

FFS. I wish people would call a spade a spade sometimes. These just aren't as good as they are marketed to be.

Seriously. I don't notice 90% of the features hyped about in the Oakley marketing. "Supercalafrajilistic-globular" bolts, ffs? Please.

I feel that sometimes (a lot of the time!) those guys at Oakley really misrepresent what their products are. Which is fine if people can comfortably afford them - or if their products aren't too good and NEED to be hyper-marketed to get a sale. But in the case of these Pit Boss products, it will alienate people who take the plunge and then feel ripped-off. Oakley just doesn't need to do this because they have a wonderful reputation for fine products (I own loads of their sunglasses, prescription glasses, and military shoes).

I love Oakley, their quality, their look. But at the end of the day, both pairs of these Pit Boss products really feel like normal high quality Oakley sunglasses. The materials feel the same and the lenses are as clear as always. Period.

BOTTOM LINE:

Only buy these if you can afford them without giving up food for a week or three! They simply aren't worth the price tag. You have been warned.

They are nice to have, they have surprisingly good packaging (sure), but they just feel and look like normal Oakley sunglasses.

PS - I wonder if Oakley considered cutting down a bit on the overkill packaging and consequently reduce the price tag per unit by a considerable amount? I took both pairs out of their crazy padded boxes inside boxes inside outer cardboard boxes, and i just keep both pairs sitting in their bags next to my car keys and wallet by the door. ALL of the packaging (crazy stuff!) has just been chucked in my closet. What's the point of all that?!
rigor_mortiz -
Frame: matte black / titanium
Lens: black iridium

got these pair of sunglasses cuz they look badass. very unique and makes you stand out. not everybody has a pair of pit boss that is why i like it a lot. the glasses are quite heavy but nonetheless i still love them that i am very willing to pay a lot of money for a pair of pit boss
The Fett -
Frame: Matte Rootbeer
Lens: Tungsten Polarised

I finally got my hands on a pair of Rootbeer Pitbosses down here in Asia Pacific they are very rare indeed and in very limited supply! I had to pay (a relative) premium compared to what you guys pay for them in North America BUT it’s still cheaper than flying to U.S to purchase them.
Man I am happy I love the aggressive design and the packaging and display case are superb. I have always been an “Oakley-Man” the Pitbosses go with my Oakley GMT watch! Really if you can afford them buy them they’ll definitely be a collector’s Item in years to come!
Tattooedcobra36 -
Frame: Matte Black/Ti and Polished Black/Gun
Lens: Black Iridium and VR28 Black Iridium

I have had both pair for awhile now and man O man... I freaking love them so much! The matte color is for my "terminator/skynet" days while the polished black are for my "Batman:Dark Knight" days. Both are just stunning to look at and be looked upon all the time. Always getting stairs and compliments from old and young alike. The only complaint I have is that the sculpting for the plates could have been a little more exotic from the side angle. Other than that what a pair of sunglasses. Compared to the CSIX, I'd prefer the bosses, due to the fact although the CSIX's material is exotic, they just look bland. In my opinion if you didn't know what they were you'd think they were just another pair of sunglasses... and for 4stacks they better be alot more than just material! I tried on the CSIX in Vegas and came very close to buying them, but I with my wife's(lol) decided against it, because neither of us liked them better(style wise) than the bosses. For me the Pit Boss is the "Elite" of Oakley and will always hold a special place in my collection. I hope you guys add them to your collection, because I'm glad there in mine. Now the question is should I add the matte rootbeers?
Pinmann -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Black Iridium Poloarized

Keep in mind I was looking for something to replace a pair of X-Metal/XX Gold Iridiums which are very stylish even today.

I decided on a pair of Pit Boss' over the Black/Black Iridium X-Metal/X2's at first. The Pit Boss' look cool, they do everything I expect a sunglass to do which is keep the sun out of my eyes from every angle above and to the side. They just did some other things that I do not expect a high quality sunglass to do. After about 3 hours of wear I noticed that the way the frames were designed they started to hurt my ears. I found that the material the frame is made of to be a little soft and subject to being mared. I did like the weight of the frame though. I don't mind spending some cash to get a good pair of sunglasses, and the price seemed high but if they worked it was better than seetling for something less. I guess for the price difference between the X-Metal and the Pit Bosses I expected the Pit Boss to deliver more that it did.

I found out that if you need replacement lenses you have to go through what the Oakley rep said was a long involved process of sending them to Oakley and Oakley swapping out the lenses, you can't buy extra lenses just in case you mar them up, in fact they said that you the consumer can't replace the lenses your self eventhough there is a screw like the X-Metals have at the frame. Again, I am coming from a pair of X-Metal/XX Gold Iridiums. Changing out the lenses is a yearly ritual for me. I use my sunglasses almost everyday, I travel alot, and eventually the lenses are going to get scratched despite how careful you are, especailly when you are around crowds. I can handle buying a $50-75 lense kit every year. I am not going to spend three bills every year to year and a half (sunglass hut has a get 50% off the next pair if you munch your glasses deal).

Over the last seven years of owning the X metals/XX, I must have dropped those pups at least once every six months. Frame is intact, gold coating is intact. I can't say that I was very confident that the Pit Boss' would stand up to even one drop, much less 15+ of them.

So I ended up exchanging them for the X-Metal/X2's after 25 days.

For something that Oakley would stamp an elite name on, especially looking at their other elite products, I would have expected that you could field strip it in the middle of a firefight in Afganistan.

So why the "3"

5 on design appeal
2 on comfort
1 on support mechanisms for part replacements
4 on lens material quality
2 on frame material quality
geore -
Frame:tron
Lens:polarized
I bought one today, the graphic is awesome
stemoneymonkey -
Frame: matt black/titanium
Lens: black iridium
lovely glasses and a great shape for my oval face
the frames creak round the lenses when you squeeze them though, do anybody elses do this?
GarciaM25 -
Frame: Polished Black/Gunmetal TRON Legacy
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Just picked up my TRON Legacy Elite Pit Boss sunglasses and love them! I wasn't expecting to buy them right when I first saw them, considering I debated for about a month on getting my C-SIX Aluminum's, but they were love at first site. When I tried on the "regular" Pit Boss, I loved the way they fit but there was something unique missing from them. The $595 price tag really wasn't justified, in my opinion.

I waited on them and the Oakley store in the Florida Mall, in Orlando, FL, received the C-SIX/A in stock, so I bought those instead, thinking that I really got the most unique pair of the two. When I found out about the TRON Legacy Pit Boss from THIS website, I had to check them out - now, I know I had already spent $1500 on the C-SIX/A, but being such a huge fan of the original TRON that was released in my birth year and seeing just how awesome the new one will be next month, I had to scoop these up. I wasn't the first one to buy them at the store, they sold me the second pair, and their third pair is on display. They actually sold the first pair to someone who bought the C-SIX/A's at the same time, so whoever you are, try and wear the opposite ones I'll be wearing in case we run into each other here in Orlando!!!

I think the fit and finish of the Pit Boss is superb. They hug my eye sockets better than the C-SIX does, but don't tell them I said that! I really liked the polished black and titanium combo better than any of the other frames, but I hate the VR28 Black Iridium lenses. I don't wear anything that is brown, and the only tan I wear is khaki pants, and I personally despise all the brown frames / lenses Oakley produces, so when I found out the lens choice they were going with for the TRON Legacy special editions was [my absolute favorite lens Oakley makes] Black Iridium Polarized, I knew they were definitely worth waiting for!
SpliceD -
Frame: Matte Black/Titanium
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I'm not going to go into details as most of the other reviewers have already covered it fairly well.

I'll just echo that the Pit Boss are indeed awesome looking sunglasses, but they are very overpriced for what they are. I'm glad i was able to add this piece to my own collection, but don't spend the money if you're not buying it from a collectors standpoint. Your money would be better spent on a pair of Juliets, X-Metal XX, or even the X-Squared as an every day pair of Oakleys.

Again, awesome design... high price point.
Neo17 -
Frame: Matte Rootbeer
Lens: Tungsten Polarized

Well got mine cheap around US$ 400. A steal you say, don't really know yet.

It fits really well for my medium sized head. Looks really good and definitely a looker.

Materials used should be a metal instead of this. Just my 2 cents.

4/5 stars because of the price.
Bigjim -
Frame:Matte black/titanium
Lens:Black Iridium Polarized

Just received mine today... have to say, i truly LOVE these bad boys. Was sceptical as to how much i would love them in the flesh, the concept of owning some was the stuff of daydreams but once i had ordered them i began to have doubts... would they fit as well as my flak jackets...? would they look as cool as some x squareds...? would they be worth the cash...?

I have to say, i wasn't disappointed! they fit awesome, very similar to my monster dogs but with bigger lenses and ever so slightly more grip behind the ears. Lense coverage is similar to my flak xljs. I personally think that on me they look cooler than the x squareds, more like crazy wraparound classic oakley but with a cutting edge design, rather than the x's sorta modern square aviator no-one-knows-what-brand-they-are frames. You can't miss the O on the Pit Bosses...!

That brings us to "are they worth the cash...?". If i had paid £490 for them (list price here in the UK) i would have to say no. for that much money i would want these made out of full Ti. However, i picked these up for nearly half that, £275. are they worth that...? HELL YES!!!! that price puts them around the same retail as some x-metals, but these look soooo much better on me personally, and i would pick them out of a cabinet every time.

So i guess the moral is, if you can get some a bit under rrp, go for it, you won't be disappointed! but if you are faced with paying full price, make sure you try 'em on first, just to make sure you know EXACTY what you are getting....
Dwcfastrice -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

$$$$$

at retail, it's definitely one of the more pricey Oakleys out there. Fit and finish is great. The titanium plate accents are nice and the two material construction is unique and looks great when you polish it.

However, the price point, to me, being an O-matter frame isn't quite justified. As has been said before, the pricing would make sense if it was an X-metal frame but not O-Matter.

Fit is on the large size and many Asian may have an issues with the fit as the nose bridge is molded. This will definitely end up resting of higher cheekbones.

That being aid, I'd give these 4/5 for the uniqueness/history in the design, and the use of 2 materials in the construction. Price point drops it a star.
Californian 85 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Polarized Black Iridium

They are really awesome and very comfortable to wear like all Oakley sunglasses , but the price is waaaaaay to high for an O matter frame if these were X-Metal it would have been more unique than they are right now which is an over-priced item that is mediocre
ubfreewilly -
Frame: Polished Black (Tron)
Lens: Polarized Black Iridium

I must say this is now my favorite every other day sunglasses. Very comfortable and the fit is perfect. C-Six is very special but the pit boss is very much easier to carry around without worrying too much if I ever damage it. Sure you may compare for the price of the x metal xx and juliet but those aforementioned are great on their own right. I happen to have those as well and I know exactly how they each feel on my face. I really like them all.
Andre-V8 -
Frame: Tron Legacy
Lens:
Very good sunglasses, really well made but I figure its not worth all that money.I bought it on Ebay with a nice price(but still expensive) and become impressed with the well cared contruction and prints.Just perfect!!Now I want a Ducati.
Love the site, it becomes my refference as a collector!!!Very good job.
splysurlyfe -
Frame: Pol Blk/Matte BlkLens:VR28 Pol/Blk Pol
price tag is always a concern,but i never pay the retail price,i got my 2 pairs for less than $750 new without the box and that almost the cost of a new tron ltd edition,which will be next on my list.These glasses are great!better get them before i do.Chow
Dbreezy -
Frame: Rootbeer
Lens: Tungsten

I want to like them... They just sit in their case and never come out much. Maybe due to the migraine they cause after 3+ hours of wear.If you own a pair and deny that they do not cause pain you are full of $h*t. I kept having issues with them causing me pain behind my ears on the skull. I had a buddy wear them to see the outcome. Results were the same. Are they worth $595? Hell no! Not in a million years. Id rather spend $595 donating to the homeless shelter than fork over that again for them. However, they are a part of my collection so they will stay. And of course because they lose their value like a Hummer. By them then sell them for at least a 20% drop. Not gonna happen here.

IMO these will never ever be a rare collectors piece of oakley history at all! If you are a business minded person with good sense you can digest that logically. I miss the good ol days of quality oakley. If you truly want a collectors piece or a piece that will appreciate in value go invest in a new or mint pair of x-metal xx's in any color. They are truly a sound investment and have a timeless design.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Matte Black/Titanium - Indy 500
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

By far the most impressive aspect (besides the pricetag) of these glasses was the case. Measuring 8.5" x 9" x 4", the black box was much larger than any of the other Pit Bo$$ releases, and it certainly should have been for the price. Adorned with a chrome Elite O, the container also featured a leather-bound interior with a chrome Elite O on the inside. Similar to the C-6 Elite cases, this box also featured small elastic loops on the inside to secure the glasses. Unlike the C-6 Elite cases, however, this box featured an embossed, embroidered Indy 500 logo which lifted up to reveal a metal plaque with an engraving of the Indy 500 logo and matching serial number of the sunglasses. A slice of a brick from the original Indy 500 racetrack was also included as a commemorative collector's piece. In short, Oakley did a fantastic job in this endeavor.

The glasses, however, were a huge disappointment. In fact, they were exactly identical to their predecessors, the Matte Black/Titanium/Black Iridium Polarized Pit Bo$$... with the exception of a tiny Indy 500 logo laser-etched on the left lens instead of the word "POLARIZED". To give credit, the glasses were also serial numbered of 100 on the left earstem. But that was it. Most unimpressive, Oakley.

In short: The Indy Pit Bo$$ included a great presentation of a pair of glasses that everyone had already witnessed months and months before which made the final product weak. Perhaps if Oakley would have tried harder on this by differentiating the actual glasses as they did with the box this pair would have been much more worth the effort. But they failed.


rich -
Frame: tron legacy
Lens: black iridium

always been an oakley fan,started small with frogskins and worked my way through fmj eye jackets and a wires to a pair of magnesium switch's but nothing prepares you for the first time you look through polorized pit bosses!!i wasnt sure to start with as they made my vision go funny but i went back to the shop and tried them again for 10 minutes outside in bright sunlight and i was sold!they are expensive but they feel and look expensive!!ive had mine 6 months and they dont have a scratch on!my gf says she wouldnt be surprised if i slept in them as they never leave the vault case unless they are on my noggin!!everyone who has tried mine on has marvelled at how good they are!they are expensive but the best things always are!!

ichibandidisan -
Frame: Rtbr/Brown, Mt Blk/Ti, Pol Blk/Gunmetal, TRON, Ducati
Lens: POLARIZED Bronze, POLARIZED Black, POLARIZED VR28

I gathered my range of PitBosses over a period of time, and have taken the time to try them out. Overall, these have grown on me, and I've come to appreciate them more and more. Joining a plethora of voices that cover the spectrum from absolute delight to sheer disdain, I've given these a 4-rating: VG but not Excellent.
Top on the negatives would be price, but since I got none of mine at the exhorbitant retail prices, I don't feel this part of the bite as much. So, I'll be judging these more from design and comfort per se.
Again, everyone's kisser is created different, so to jab Jim Jannard for not coming up with a better fit FOR YOU after whatever number of years of R&D is a mute point. Jim is great but Jim ain't God. For those who complain the fit's too tight on a pair of Pit Bosses, why not get yourself a pair of Fives, wear them all day and cry yourself to sleep like a spoilt schoolgirl?
For me, the Pit Bosses fit fine. Coverage is good, especially in blazing Texas summer sunshine. On the rare occasion that I wear them for an extended drive of several hours, yeah, my cranium feels the grip a little. But then again, if you want a good grip, there's gotta be some level of tightness. And so, the chicken and egg discussion continues ....
These are a good, solid pair of sunglasses. Very classy, especially in the original 3 colorways. The TRON and Ducati are more collectors' pieces, catering to specific niches. I wouldn't pay retail for them, and never did. For what I paid for them, they weren't steals, but I got what I paid for, and then some. Selah.

The Game -
Frame: Polished Black/Gunmetal
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

I was on the fence between this one and the matte black one for a while. I went with the polished black because I liked it a little more than the two tone of the matte black and because I've started to notice that some of my matte black frames start to look greasy when I wear them too much.

Pros: I love the way they look on me, very stylish. The lens is awesome, VR28 has always been a favorite and I noticed that other than the pitboss I had it in one other model. Price, I know that some people feel that they overpaid but I got mine at a great price and I have no regrets. Packaging is awesome was well even the the box isn't very useful.

Cons: My biggest complaint is the gunmetal pieces on the frame. They seem to turn black when I run my fingers on them. Sometimes I can clean it off with a microfiber bag but it doesn't seem to get it back to the original look. My only other complaint is that I don't like to carry a case when I go out. With every other model I've owned it always been I wear them on my head and a microfiber bag in my pocket but with these I feel I need a case. I live in Orlando, FL and I love wearing my glasses to theme parks but I hate having to carry things with me when I go.

Overall I give these a 4/5. If you can get them at a price lower than msrp, jump on them
thisguy -
Colorways: Polished black/VR28BIP, Matte black/BIP, Rootbeer/Tungsten iridium polarized, Ducati Polished red/VR28BIP, Tron Polished black, Ice iridium polarized.
I really like the agressive design of this frame. The angles that are created on the orbitals and nosepiece look great! The titanium plates on the side are unique and add to the design. One of the greatest designs on these sunglasses is the elite icon. It is beautiful. They can be tight fitting and not comfortable to wear for long periods of time unfortunately. The lens clearity is great being polarized, anti reflective coated on the inside, and hydrophobic on the outside. Great collectors pair with the elite box also.
supersharp -
Frame: Polished Black/Gunmetal
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said. When these first came out and were available for purchase in the O-Store, I thought what a cool looking frame, the when I was told the price, I think my jaw must have dropped and I remember thinking, WHY???

Some years later, long after the fact, I now own a few pairs and kick myself for not getting the Tron version at retail. These are a really cool and distinguishable frame from any other. The "Elite O" icon really helps distinguish it from all others.

It is a larger frame and the radical design is unlike any other frame out there. It is a blend of O-Matter and Titanium combined with polarized lenses that help set these apart from the rest. The "Elite O" was only ever used on the original Pit Boss and the C-Six, so that is really cool. People have stated that they are not as comfortable to wear as the Pit Boss II, but I have not been able to test this theory out for myself, as I do not have a wear pair. They are solely in my collection as LNIB. The wrap around design gives some of the best coverage you could ever expect to get and pair that with the polarized lenses and it's a winner.

The only issues that I can see with these is that there are so many fakes being produced, and for the uniformed consumer this is a problem. You have to be careful to make sure you are getting the real deal. Thankfully there are many threads addressing this issue, and lots of good resources to turn to .

These are truly an awesome frame in terms of design and functionality. I don't think that anyone could be disappointed with it, and should find its' way into your collection.
MotoJunkyJustin -
The other thing to keep in mind with the Pit Boss 2 is that the titanium is not Oakley's X-Metal but CNC machined. The Pit Boss 2's fit better if you have a large dome like I do but it in terms of looks it's not as aggressive as the Elite Pit Boss.
Jeremiah -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

So here we have what I would like to call the "second generation" of Pit Boss; the Pit Boss 2. These sunglasses are AMAZING and a tremendous improvement over the original Pit Boss! I need to point out though that the original Pit Boss was no slouch by any means when it comes to optical clarity and overall craftsmanship of an Oakley sunglass. I love the original Pit Boss sunglass but the fact is that for ME personally, and I know there are others as well, I simply just could not wear them because they were just too uncomfortable. Why were they uncomfortable and what did Oakley do to improve this in the Pit Boss 2? I would like to go over the good and the bad in the new Pit Boss 2.

THE GOOD:

First, the original Pit Boss had no ear socks or any cushioning on the ear stems which for a lot of people, myself included, made them uncomfortable to wear. Not including this simple feature in the ear stem made it so that when wearing them for long periods of time (for me, more than 20 minutes) caused too much pressure on the head. Of course there are other Oakleys out there that do not have ear socks but you have to remember those sunglasses are all super light weight where the Pit Boss is heavier because of the titanium. It's also just a big sunglass in general. The Pit Boss 2 fixed this problem by adding ear socks (or whatever you want to call the new cushioning on them)to the ear stems of the sunglass. This one little feature alone allows me to wear them with complete comfort. I felt a little pressure on my head the first day I wore them and took them off but since then I have had no issues (had to break them in).

Nose pads. You can't tell by any photos that i've seen online but these now have nose pads on them. The original Pit Boss had no comfort for the bridge of the nose. This may not have been a problem for most but it is definitely a nice feature to have nose pads added. This too is a definite improvement because they provide extra comfort and well, it just helps them stay on your face better.

THE BAD:

I really don't have too much bad stuff to say about these sunglasses and the things that are "bad" really don't stop me from loving them.

The Oakley Elite icon. I guess Oakley has taken down their elite line of Oakleys which means that the "O" icon on the sides are no longer an elite logo. The elite icons on the original Pit Boss definitely stood out with the 3D icons all chiseled out. They just used a standard Oakley icon that can be found on many Oakley sunglasses for the Pit Boss 2. This is not a big deal I know but I would like to feel a little extra special considering all the $ spent on these.

The design. The overall design is nearly exactly the same as the original Pit Boss. This personally doesn't bother me too much I just think they could have done just a little more to change them up. They really just added the ear socks and nose pads for improved comfort and kept the overall design the same. Not a big deal since I love the design anyway.

VERDICT:

Oakley took an already amazing piece of eyewear and made it better. The original Pit Boss is an amazing sunglass and they look spectacular but I just couldn't wear them because they were too uncomfortable. Oakley made a huge improvement with the ear socks and nose pads making them much more comfortable than before. The design still looks awesome and definitely stands out from most other sunglasses. Thank you Oakley for making these my favorite pair of sunglasses.

*****5 STARS*****
supersharp -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

I was hesitant to get these when since I already had the original Pit Boss. While they seem similar in some respects, the Pit Boss II is actually quite different in many ways.

For one, I feel like the frame is a little larger than the original (don't know for a fact, but they feel that way), they have unobtainium on the ear stems and nose bridge, the titanium plates are differently shaped, ear stems are completely different, and they lack the "elite O."

The unobtainium parts give this frame comfort and make it a true improvement over the original. The aggressive look and style should be no surprise given that they are Oakley. I was thoroughly surprised to see how different they were from the original, and I was not disappointed. I would recommend these to anyone considering purchasing them, and they are usually a little more affordable than the originals.

There really is no downside to these except of course, the lack of the "elite O" They are every bit an exceptional frame to have.
Doodle -
Frame: Gunmetal FMJ
Lens:Fire iridium


Love the look of them- resemble the monster dogs. I believe that these are going to replace my md collection.

Have to big up the market street store where i got them as they exchanged the first pair due to a blemish by the icon. It would appear that its a manufacturing thing as there is still more small blemishes on the nxt pair.

Not sure that this will stop me from wearing them though.

Gutted I didnt buy the matt black ones i saw later.
Toniclonic -
Frame: Polished Rootbeer
Lens: Tungsten Iridium Polarized

If you took the Monster Dogs and the Hijinx and through them in a blender the Pit Bull is what would come out. The coverage is awesome and I really like how they have the unobtanium nose peices. With the way these fit, and how big they are I would have like to see these have the square O, but I love these either way.
Barmy -
Frame: Matte White
Lens:OO Red Polarized
Having both Gascans and Monster Dogs i think these are even better shaped frames with better coverage, especially in the awesome Matte White with the contrasting metallic red 'O's.
With the Polarized red lenses these really are crazy shades that only certain people could get away with
Wicked !!!
Vulcan Raven -
Frame: Gunmetal FMJ
Lens: Fire Iridium

This lens is sick LOUD! If you want the uber-macho bad body look pair this with Spikey hairdo and youll get the attention for sure.

Not so cool for casual look as it is too screaming loud.

The Lens is very great for sunny days but at dimmer environmentthe tint shifts is quite bothersome.

Overall a very good looking piece , with average functionality.


pastor.elfstrom -
I have two pairs. These are tough. Good coverage and clear view! I love these!
LEX7 -
Frame:Matte White
Lens:OO Red Polarized

Has to be the best combo of the range the contrast of the Bright red lens against the matte white it amazing. Sadly I tihnk this will be the only pair i get of these. I like the fit which is a bit bigger than the monsterdog, however i feel the gigantic earsocks get uncomfortable and are uncalled for as this is really a lifestyle pair rather than sport.

oakdays -
Frame: Metallic black
Lens: OO blak ir polar

This pair here is very nice IMO it’s the closest thing to a monster dog and is without a doubt for larger faces I like the added ear socks helps keep glasses on face would not recommend for activities they have a good wrap they fog up quickly, a bit on the heavier side for a pair of omatter frames
Tadhg -
Frame: gunmetal FMJ
Lens: fire iridium

Bought these after losing 2 pair of monster dogs they are for the 'bigger head' love the look a must have for those with heads of the abnormal size .
bull -
really like this frame good coverage and does not block my peripheral vision. i dont have abnormal head size but fits really comfortably.
Dullisc -
Frame: Gunmetal FMJ
Lens: Fire Iridium

Extremly comfortable pair of glasses. Larger frame perfect for bigger heads. Great coverage with no light leakage from the sides.
If your a fan of the Monster Dog you will want to check these out. With the Unobtainium ear socks and nose piece they fit snugly to your head with no fear of them falling off.

My only complaint is not due to the frames themselves yet the FMJ finish which is a known issue. The FMJ tends to flake and peal off causing the chrome finish to show through. This is not something I'll knock off points for as this is not an issue with the frame just the coating.

Great glasses though worth a buy.
cycling-pablo -
a bit heavy but really sweet and solid. gets lots of looks, all the girls have to mention they never knew your feet were so big!!
oogie -
Color: Red

This is an odd shoe. For clubbing? ... or just for stomping? I don't know. It's a cool shoe, but the sole design is huge! The big sole raises the shoe ... so it is a bit wierd to be a couple inches taller than normal. So a great stomping shoe, but an odd fit.
Dwcfastrice -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Warm Grey

I got these a couple of weeks ago (pre-release) and I've been wearing them for 2 weeks. For folks with higher cheekbones, these glasses, since the lenses are larger, will rest on your cheekbones. So folks who traditionally wear "Asian Fit" may have an issue. As with other "wire" frames, these frames do tend to bend easily, so a hard case is HIGHLY recommended. Also, the lack of unobtanium on the earstems concerns me. The Crosshairs and the other "aviators" in the wire line all have unobtanium which makes them feel more "Secure" to me when I have them on.


On of the design innovations in Plaintiff is the monoshock hinge. Originally appearing in some of the RX frames, the monoshock hinge provides for constant grip, but does not cause any pressure points. If you have problems with your glasses getting loose after you put them up on your head a bunch of times, the monoshock hinge is supposed to fix that for you, as well allowing the arms to flex outwards without putting pressure on the frame.

As for this color combo, it's excellent, understated color combo. There's a real 1980's vibe coming off these glasses and work nicely for both men and women who want a more "retro" oversize aviator look.

After two weeks, I can say that these are an excellent pair. I would rate these 4.5 out of 5 and not a full 5 of 5 because of the lack on unobtanium on the ear stems. However, still an excellent choice for those wanting a classic aviator.
anonymous -
Frame: black/red
Lens: 00 black polarized
These are my 6th pair of Oakleys and my favorite by far. they're much lighter then my INMATES and look better too. The new 00 polarized is awesome. My favorite lenses were the VR28 polarized until these. All in all perfect. However i agree with the other dude about the unobtanium on the stems.
Arvic -
Frame: polished chrome
Lens: chrome iridium

I got these awesome glasses just today as soon as it became available online in Oakley.ca a few weeks ago i ordered it with out hesitation.. Its the revolution of aviator sunglasses and its far more than beautiful than the original aviators of Ray Ban.. the only thing is its kinda look soft on the hinges,i must say that be extra careful when using it and buy a hard case for them you dont wanna break a 200$ Oakley.. The Chrome iridium lenses are very cool especially on a direct sunlight the beauty of the sunglasses will really pop up..for the frames they are not as comfortable i mean they dont have that grip like the similar models inmate,probation and cross hair..
CrazyALee -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Warm Grey

Stylish, super lightweight and great coverage. I switchoff with these and my frogskins (polished black frame, grey lens). I feel like I belong in the Top Gun movie wearing these =) The felons were too small..kinda funky looking. The crosshairs looked a bit funky on me as well..but these Plaintiffs are perfect.
vyn -
Frame: polished chrome
Lens:chrome iridium

wow. these glasses are so cool. be careful with them though, might break easily so you definitely need a case for them. chrome iridium rocks!!!!
BrianJ1888 -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

This is my 5th pair of Oakley aviators. Compared to the Titanium Crosshair or the Warden, these feel much lighter. However, they feel much less substantial than those frames. Even the very light Ti Crosshair had a solid feel to it. This frame is disconcertingly chintzy feeling. The frame feels very plastic-y, which isn't helped by the lack of Unobtainium on the stems. The Monoshock hinge is great, and as I learned with my Transistor Rx frame, easy to replace.

Overall, the frame is a good casual wear frame, and will get regular rotation for that.
balong -
Frame: black matte
Lens: warm grey

One of the most traditional aviator looking shades from oakley's line up.

Chose this over ray ban's very flimsy frames, and i don't regret it.

Very light and comfortable, yet sturdy. Though lower frame will hit your cheek bones and will raise the shades when you smile :)

Farlius -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: Chrome Iridium

Classic cop shades. The Chrome on Chrome looks great. The lense itself is HUGE in comparison with others in the 'Wire' series, even next to a Crosshair. I agree with other members as they're is a fragility to them being a thinner make than many other frames so a hard shell case will come in handy.
Dustin_NJ -
Frame:
Lens:
I planning to get one. I got the Flak jacket XLJ and it came with a soft case. how about this one?
anonymous -
Frame: Lead
Lens: Grey Polarized
Fantastic pair of sunglasses. The frame is very flexible but not to the point where its flimsy. Lens are of the utmost quality and do not create anny sort of visual ditortion. the frame is very stylish and the hinges are flexible without compromising the frame's strength. Overall These Oakleys are a superb pair of sunglasses. Ray-Ban may be respected for their 'time honoured eyeware' but I find these to block peripheral light coming from the sides much more then the others.
ToniClonic -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized
I like how Oakley released a new pair of aviator style sunglasses after they took the aviator look out of the Crosshair in the 2.0 version. Theses are really nice for driving they are so light that they almost feel like your not wearing anything at all. Unfortunately that is sometimes a bad thing. They do feel very fragile and I could see these getting broken really easily. Also I would not wear these out on the water because they seem like they could slip off very easily. Overall they are a great addition to the collection and are my new driving frame, but I still think the original Crosshair is the best aviator style frame.
Sin -
Frame:Lead
Lens:Warm Grey
Just got my pair of Infinite Hero Plaintiff's. These look phenominal and are super comfortable. Wish I had seen these sooner.
OAKLEYGARTH -
Frame: tortoise, chrome, couple black, lead and gold
Lens: couple green, chrome, gold, HI yellow, +red
Absolutely love the look and feel of this pair. I have 10 plaintiffs now all together none standard all have been ocp ordered or lense swapped or lense cut by doc chop. I wear them a lot and always get tons of compliments on them.
The Game -
Frame: Matte black/gold
Lens: Grey polarized

Tried these on when they first came out and they didn't fit at all. Lately I've been losing weight and I guess I lost some in my face because they fit better. The best part of these frames is the weight, extremely light. I can wear these all day with no problems. If they made a titanium version of these I don't think you would notice the difference as in other frames. If I only had one complaint it would be the grey lens, just wish they would've used black iridium polarized
Pez -
Ok so I'm adding this review so that others can know why these are deceptively bad. First off stylistically yes these are hot looking and the super large lenses actually fit my Asian face with little to no adjustment. The frames are beautiful as well and as far as the detail of this model they are very well executed. I owned them for about a year.

Now the bad. As with many hinge designs these ones loosen quite a bit over time. More so than any other Oakleys I have ever owned period. They got lost because of this (ok and my negligence). They were hanging on my shirt while I was out and they must have fallen off somewhere because the dang hinge opened and fell right off. While I was sort of sad I won't be miss them because of the other fatal flaw they have.

The biggest problem with the plaintiff design is the lack of unobtainium ear stems. This is absolutely a horrible problem for several reasons. First, comfort was an issue as the plastic ear stems constantly dug into my skin and made it very uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time. Second and biggest problem they constantly CONSTANTLY slipped off my face, moved, and shifted no matter how little I was moving. They would slip down my nose bridge constantly. This lead to them taking quite a few dives to the pavement and scratched the lenses up quite a bit.

I paid full retail on these. Big mistake. If you can find them heavily discounted then go for it. They make a good beater pair, but beyond that steer clear!
OAKLEYGARTH -
Frame: chrome
Lens: +red
Love this pair just picked them up. They look a lot like the deviations but have a coverage more like an inmate. Super light weight, the chrome and red really pop also.
mason65 -
I got the black one. I really like it because its rather compact. It has plenty of storage options and places to hang stuff from the outside, all at a very affordable price. A great bag for school or play.
TDM -
I have one in cement, the design of the pack itself is awesome, it really is suprising how much space is in it, the thick padding on the shoulder straps is extremely comfortable and the webbing on them is also convenient for stowing gear and clipping items to. The only things that prevent it from getting five splatter skulls is the lack of a pocket on the strap for mobile phones and no dedicated storage for sunglasses but otherwise a fantastic every-day bag for work or for a medium-distance hike
Dann -
I have these on my Sub Zero's and it's an interesting crackle design much like Cobalt, Fuel or Gold X. The only difference is the color.
LEX7 -
i have this on my sub zeros and its very very similar to cobalt so i dunno why the need for the different name.
Ian -
Cool on Sub-Zeros. Very retro. I'd like to have this in a more modern frame, so I wouldn't be so hesitant to wear it.
Rod -
Frame: Black
Lens: RX
This is the first pair of Oakley's I've owned. Love them. They are every thing I loved about my Ray Bans but with the wire nose piece I get the adjustment I need. They look and feel great for wearing all day everyday!
ChadC -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens:
Great frame, feels very sturdy/stable. I tried on several of Oakley's plastic RX frames and they all seemed a bit boxy and tight. The nose pads really add a nice feel to these glasses, nice cross between the style of thicker plastic frames and wire frames.
jumpman73 -
I'm not a big fan of the plasma mag frames. To me these discolor very fast.
Dann -
Somewhat of a polished Titanium, but not to the point of the real Polished frame. It's a good choice for most of the X-Metal's.
jumpman73 -
This is what got me hooked on x-metal frames, the famous plasma. They aren't as dark as x-metal but not as flashy as polished. I don't need to say more. Just look at it.
junfatt -
They will turn to dark grey in long period, not easy to take care exspecialy if they touch oily surface.
LEX7 -
not the most interesting X-metal frame colour but its is very nice, has had alot of changes over the years and the one i just got are 3rd gens so i nice shiny but dark silvery metal colour.
i do think these are very very close to 2nd gen titanium though.
Dann -
Similar to Pearl, but a bit darker. The frame is nice and compliments the Fire lens nicely.
O-TasMiC -
I realy liked the generation 1 plasma frame more than the new, shinier plasma frame. Although the gen 1 frame got sort of a black tarnish from sweat, they looked better for the simple fact that they do glisten but have a rather platinum look to them. I wish oakley hadnt changed the plasma frame, but that is just my opinion. I will say that the gen 1 plasma/fire iridium look better than gen 2 plasma/fire iridium, but the gen 2 plasma/ice iridium look better with the shinier plasma frame than with the original platinum colored gen 1 plasma frame
DarkJuliet -
If you can, go for first generation plasma; try to avoid the new generation if you can. The first does have its problems if you have highly acidic and corrosive sweat but it looks much much better. Of course all of this is a function of a person's tastes. If you prefer less shiny, go for gen 1. If it's shinier you like, then gen 2.
BrianJ1888 -
Looks like the Champagne Metallic paint on a Caddy. It's got an off-white base with a nice glint up close.
oogie -
Reminds me of a putty color like computer CPUs and monitors. Looks great combined with the fire lens ... but would shy away from using it on black iridium. Seems to look great though, and has been resisiting the crud that my Ti-frame Switch has had problems with.
O-TasMiC -
Very good looking frame color. Almost looks like x-metal plasma.
x-metalman -
Kinda looks like the 1st Gen Plasma frame from X-Metals, but that's not a bad thing. Would probably look great with Black Iridium or Ice too.
x-metalman -
One of my favorite frame colors, but only after it got changed from a platinum color to a more silver color. Looks great with Ice.
oogie -
A great shiny x-metal option that seems to work best with any of the colored iridiums. I can't even recall really seeing a plasma frame with black iridium.
MelG -
I'm a victim of the discoloration problem of the gen 1 plasma frame, mine has discolored awfully that it looks unfinished, blemished raw titanium already. These are nice frames but I always end up choosing polished and x-metal more.
jumpman73 -
Really nice color option for Half Jackets. I would prefer pearl but it does give the look of a Plasma Juliet. Plasma frames look good combined with the ice and gold iridium lenses.
Dann -
Have this on my Splice's. It works with the Gold lens, but not on much else.
TheVault -
Theres 2 kind of plasma; one more silver and the other one more bone white as Oak calls it, mine is the later. Very classy, goes with anything kind of frame.



Rick -
Probably the least-inspiring of X-Metal frame colors in my opinion. I much prefer the earlier Plasma frames with the "boney" complexion. The newer, more polished-silver ones, don't do much for me. Too placid and normal. If you do have an earlier model, use it sparingly as the finish is prone to corrosion.
reggae -
plasma turns silver to gold to light brown..i just like the way the frame looks in different lighting condition. i love it! very classy look..
i have the late plasma frames by the way..yup, 1st gen run have some problems in fading..
Wayne -
When I think X-Metal I think of Plasma frames (latest gen). The surface is clean and smooth. They have a semi-shiny exotic look, what a Titanium alloy should look like. The plasma/Ice combo is hands down my fav combo.
Ian -
I like this frame. It's metal, but has a distinctly ceramic look and feel to it.
The Dealer -
Hard to say what "Plasma" is when looking at the X-metals. The first Juliets had a plasma that was a matte-gold color (that had major issues with flaking and discoloration), which changed significantly by the 2nd gens. The Ice 2nd gen became a darker brushed silver, and the 2nd gen fires (the rarest of the plasmas) took on a brushed bronze look. After, all of the plasmas became a brighter brushed silver - which is still in use today. I would have to say that "Plasma" only applies to the first or Second (fire) generations of the Juliet line, since they have the gold-tint to them. The others should have just been called "silver", or something to that effect.
The Dealer -
Hard to say what "Plasma" is when looking at the X-metals. The first Juliets had a plasma that was a matte, light-gold color (that had major issues with flaking and discoloration), which changed significantly by the 2nd gens. The Ice 2nd gen became a darker brushed silver, and the early 2nd gen fires (the rarest of the plasmas) took on a brushed bronze look. After, all of the plasmas became a brighter brushed silver - which is still in use today. I would have to say that "Plasma" only applies to the first or Second (fire) generations of the Juliet line, since they have the gold-tint to them. The others should have just been called "silver", or something to that effect.
ucdavisboy -
The frame option on the Juliet that gets the least amount of love...and I don't know why. I've always made the argument that there is no such thing as a "all purpose" frame in the X Metal family: some frames look good with some lenses...and some don't. Period. Plasma is no different. Its Oakley's fault for pairing it with lenses it doesn't really fit with. The Fire belongs with Polished, Ruby with Carbon, etc.

As for Plasma, I feel this frame was custom developed to pair with Ice and Ice with Plasma. I find that the key to pairing a lens and frame: which does each look best with?

I've owned this frame with every possible lens combo and on the XX, Juliet and X Squared. I have yet to see any Plasma look better than the X Squared with Ice: classy, modern, and (literally) cool. In the right combo, a frame everyone should have one of in their X Metal collection.
Ian -
I'm surprised how much I like it. The only issue I have with it is that it doesn't look like any of the pictures. Mine looks like champagne...
Ian -
I have it on Mag Fours. Great color, looks awesome with Fire Iridium.
TERRORISM -
Plasma almost appears to be an FMJ frame, but it isn't. Instead, it resembles Metallic Sand, but with more of a "silver" hue. Oakley seems to have created this specific frame just for the Gold Iridium lens.

vindicator -
Have 2 2nd Gen (polished silver look) Plasma Juliets, the first one had an Emerald Lens, which I later sold, and the latest one I got was a modified 2nd Gen plasma frame with Ruby Iridium. I'd have to say I like the 2nd Gen plasma with its polished silver look better than other frame options. In my opinion, they just look better when worn with a suit or your favorite shirt and jeans.
LIEUTENANT -
The plasma frame is another classic for the x metal line.it looks to me like a shiny,brighter,and smoother,almost with slippery texture,than the titanium finish.Although I do have a preference for the matte titanium frames,I have to say that the plasma ones really match well with every lens option,(or at least the ones released officially by oakley),specially with the brighter ones such as emerald of fire,and are always an addition to the collection as good as the rest.
LIEUTENANT -
The first generation of plasma frames is way superior to the most recent descendants.While the later editions seem to be actually a more polished edition of the raw,unpolished titanium finish,the original plasma frames are more matte and raw,and almost resemble the silver c-5 frames,being only a bit closer to a somewhat yellow/pearl tint.Well,this finish due to it's increased brightness in comparison with the less interesting newer editions makes a big contrast with the lenses,and I mean any given lenses,they all work well,and this ends up with both frame and lenses shining and showing up more.I don't know how this was done,but only oakley is capable of doing that kind of magic.Certainly a legendary addition to the collection.
nicpistol -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: 24k Gold Iridium

They are great glasses really light and comfortable. they are one of my favourite pairs so wear them a lot. Just recently though after a year and a half of having them the paint on the nose bridge has started to wear away. I phoned Oakley and they said to send them in.

Great glasses, and not too expensive.

Lens:
NeptuneTQ -
Frame: Dark Silver
Lens: Black Iridium

I love these guys. They're big on my face, almost like goggles, but they have such an aggressive appearance. They're extremely light, but with the plastic "plating" they feel strong and sturdy. Will most likely be my next buy.
Dann -
Frame: Platinum w/Red Icon
Lens: 24K

First there was the Scar, and it was good. But with all good things, it slowly went away, but due to genetic testing and gene splicing, two specimens were left in its wake, a Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde of sorts: the docile Valve and the aggressive Plate.

While the Valve has a sleek design almost consisting of a continuous fluid curve, the Plate has thrown all that to the side to create a rugged monster. The scar design is still present, but plates have been welded onto the frame, complete with rivets and all. You can see right into the heart of the beast and in between all of the plates. You'll defintely get some looks while wearing these, but that's what you should want.

On a side note, I bought these while at my local sunglass store. They had Red Icons instead of the typical gold, so I snagged them, otherwise they would have been sent back and probably destroyed.
Rick -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: Ti Iridium
Only recently did I get my Plate since I was scared away by the high price tag when it was released some years back. It was one of those pairs that seemed awesome in pics, and then when I tried it on I was like "What the hell is this?". But, from a collection-point of view, I have to say this is an incredibly cool piece to have. It has a style all its own and brings diversity to the Oakley lineup. Luckily, they are still available quite easily and for far less online than the original $185 or so. Definitely worth picking up. Might not get a lot of use, but it does fit nicely and it is super light so you could wear it for a prolonged period. I prefer this colorway over the rest, but they are all quite cool.
yelkao -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: 24K

Since the first time I ever heard about these I knew that I wanted them. I heard they were going to be made out of segmented plate. It just sounded OTT and I wanted to see how they were going to pull this off. Well I think they pulled it off quite well. They might not be the most practical pair of Oakleys but they are definitely an awesome addition to any collection.
Tick -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: 24k
I didn't really understand these glasses at first but then I saw how they were constructed & how they looked on and then just like that, much like looking through Oakley lenses, everything became clear to me.
dan-E -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: 24K Gold Iridium

Excellent pair of sunglasses. They feel a little bulky around the lenses due to the Plate-ing but they're still very light and extremely comfortable. They fit quite well but there's no unobtanium like on other O-matter frames so you probably wouldn't play sports in them but that's not what they're built for. Stylistically stunning, visually arresting, and the gold lenses just gleam in the sun. Most people probably wouldn't wear these often but these were my everyday pair for a while. You'll get a lot of stares with these.
absolutmuah -
Frame: bronze with black iridium lenses and silver with titanium iridiumlenses
Lens: custom

once i figured out how to change the lenses on these beasts, they became my favourite pair all over again.
aggressive, rare on the streets and totally unique for now at least

love them to bits.

Ofan -
Frame: Dark Silver
Lens: Black Iridium

I love this pair, it's just so futuristic looking. It's light and great eye coverage. Too bad I don't have it, being married of course takes compromise. I had my friend Jumpman73 pick me up a pair of Scar at his local O Vault so I'm good.
oogie -
Frame: Dark Silver
Lens: Black

A great design idea. I think the plating on the frames really give a great, unique look. Again, something different to offer to the sometimes-generic-looking Jacket family. A great fit, even without the unobtanium (sp?) on the earstems. Comfortable and lightweight.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Dark Silver
Lens: Black Iridium

This is a really cool design. I don't think its as crazy as the OTT but its still a really cool style. The eye coverage is excellent and the frame is very lightweight even though they don't look like it. These will make you look like a robot.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: 24K Gold

One of the most unique designs of all Oakley sunglasses, the Plate embodies Oakely's "out-of-the-box" design language. The thick-framed pair is constructed of a main o-matter frame with additional pieces - or "plates" - of o-matter welded to it. Small "bumps" on the exoskeleton of the frame aesthetically mimic "rivets" that are seen on the Oakley display cases, making these further stand out. As bulky as the frame appears, it is surprisingly lightweight. The FMJ frame provides extra durability and 24K Gold Iridium offers excellent protection for bright conditions. My wish for these would have been unobtainium nosepieces and perhaps a bit less of a bulky frame.
TDM -
Frame: Dark Silver
Lens: Black Iridium

Awesome! they look as they were welded together on a production line in a factory populated by a bunch of crazy people...they're suprisingly light and extremely durable, Their engineered look takes a bit of getting used to but definitely stand out on the street...which is what you really want from a prime piece of "O"
TheVault -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: 24k Gold Iridium

The best color combination in one of the best models for wider faces, including the Monster Dog and the Romeos or xx Metal models.

They are so lightweight, the techo design of the arms is amazing and they have an agressive look, despite the other 2 color schemes being some what dull; silver/black iridium and Bronze/Titanium. Way too plain for me !

I was told at a SGH that they did not sell that well altough...

Too bad I would have love to see more colors with them, like a carbon/fire or a carbon/blue combination...

TheVault
x-metalman -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: 24K Iridium
I love these glasses!! The styling is just too cool. From the cool ultra-sonically welded plates, to the super-aggresive look, these glasses have it all. Recommended for anyone looking to stand out.
sparra -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: 24k Gold Iridium

I was never a fan of Plates. They fitted me fine but I just couldn't get used to the look. It almost seemed like they were too busy on the surface, but then I guess that's the idea. Certainly very eyecatching, though not to my personal taste.
DisturbedEarth -
Frame: Dark Silver
Lens: Black Iridium

I love the design - very agressive. My only issue with these is limited peripheral vision when driving - due to the wide frame. Great style but cannot use on the road.
Dcovert1 -
Frame: Tan
Lens: 24k gold

I got a pair and they are a little big but i love it when people stair at me. def a head turner.
Ed -
Frame: Dark Silver
Lens: Black Iridium

Yet another style that didn't appeal to me the first few times I saw it. However, as my collection has grown, I have come to appreciate all of the bold and unique styles like this. The welded plates over a clear "skeleton" of O-Matter create a look that has never been duplicated.

The 'PLATE' etching on the left lens is also a nice touch. I am not aware of any other styles that have the actual model name etched on the lens.
O-Whores -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: 24k Gold Iridium

An extremely awesome pair. Love the agressive look, unique styling that sets it apart from every other pair.

However, there is one thing that seriously bugs me about these that, amazingly, no one else has mentioned.
The embossed "Made in U.S.A." and "Plate" on the stems show through on the other side. That particular fact drives me CRAZY!
Rick -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: Titanium Iridium
If you can't be a Rock Star, might as well look like one. I was so excited to try these when they first came out, but they were way too extreme for me. Recently, I thought I better pick one up for the collection and wouldn't you know it, I love them. Yeah, they are a bit much, but they are in a class all on their own. I particularly like the side profile of these. The earstems look remind me of swords. I love the icon on the temple. It looks right out of Mad Max and I love it! I love taking a chance and having it pay off.
Drac -
Frame: Dark Silver
Lens: Black Iridium
I love how these look!- Aggressive,cyber industrial, 3D...
I willingly took the plunge, and unfortunately got ripped off the 1st time : Be warned that there are loads of knockoffs of this design out there...
When I got the real items in my hands, I was initially disappointed-They just don't exude quality like other Oakley shades do-The painting, construction, see-through stamping, etc.-a lot of loose ends in the complicated design/construction, and the paint doesn't wear so well-chips and scratches easily & obviously.
On the postive side, they are great glasses, very animated OTT design, weigh nothing, and draw no small amount of attention-Try not to look like a battle robot when you wear these! These have grown on me in time, and as I don't worry about them getting worn or damaged like spendier models, I wear them more and more.
Collectible, aggressive, good, but not great.

jumpman73 -
Frame: Platinum
Lens:24K Gold Iridium

Awesome pair of shades. Real aggressive design yet expected from Oakley. I like wearing these b/c it looks like I have a piece of machinery on my eyes. The one drawback is that they aren't as sturdy as they look. But they are light b/c of that.
siberyan -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: Polarized Titanium
A really cool eyewar!! Simply amazing!! Diferent from all the others, the Plates are for people who wants to be diferent in the crowd. Plates definitely have style!!
Very confortable and light.
Fits better in people who have a large cranium.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: Titanium Iridium

The color combination on these is awesome. The bronze really adds to the design of the frame making you look more like a borg. The use of the Ti iridium really matched up well with the bronze frame color. Eye coverage is excellent. One thing I don't like is that you can see the "PL" from the outside of the frame. The "PL" is from the "PLATE" on the inside of the earstem.
JayKor -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: 24K Gold Iridium
Just got these the other day, and finally had a chance to wear them for the first time in South Florida in 95 degree heat. OK, the lenses are definately the best color lens I have ever worn, the frame is light. I wore these 6 hours straight, and had no problems. Perfect glasses for all occasion, they're alittle flashy, but isnt that what it's all about.
Italianbarista -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: 24K Gold Iridium

I just picked these up at my Vault store about a week ago! I couldn't say no for the price! They remind me of a much more artistic Scar in their shape. Since there are only 3 in the entire collection, I hope to someday grab the other two!
american image -
Frame: bronze
Lens: titanium

for me , this product is what's oakley all about , radical design ,very comfortable fit, and good colourcombinations. the frame colour bronze is a very distinguished colour, together with the near perfect lenstint, titanium , this combination is almost unbeatable. if you want to start out with a plate, get this colourcombo
american image -
Frame: silver
Lens: black iridium

this was my first plate, i loved the design. the framecolour is still not as flashy as the platinum , but is a good runner-up. the black iridium is one of the darker lenstints, but for bright days it is perfect. together, both colours match very well.
E-Mailman -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: Titanium Iridium

The design is cool, and the lense is not bad. It feels cheap though because of the plastic frame. However my coworker says it suits him better because he has a shaved head. With the Oakley, it makes me stand out from the crowd.
o-static -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: 24 k gold iridium
I think everything was said already, gr8 glasses, gr8 design, Hope oakley bring some off hese design back.
Ijon__Tichy -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: Titanium Iridium

These are hard to rate.. let me explain:
1. They look strange and a bit cheap (the plastik dots..).
2. They're expensive.
3. The lenses are very small -> the lens coverage is not good.

BUT
The design is... to crazy and nice - you cannot dislike them.

So...if you want to look like super hero - get a plate.

If you collect oakleys - you have to get this unique piece.

If you just want good sunglasses - buy any other oakley.
Star-Scream -
Frame: Dark Silver
Lens: Black Iridium

Good thing I sold my Plates. They have no padding like other Oakleys. They hurt your head after wearing them for a while.
o-static -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: 24k Gold Iridium

Only one thing to say: pure oakley. One remark mine did had one def. the icon was loose. sometimes it fell of the frame.

any one else ?
EnergyShiftX -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: 24k Gold Iridium

Recently picked up a pair, gotta say they are a lot lighter than i though they were going to be, wish they were made stronger, but its still an awesome design. the 24k lenses look great in this frame.
Ofan -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: Titanium Irid.

I wanted the Dark Silver but I found this to be a better combination. That futuristic aggresive look is top notch. I love the eye coverage, very lightweight(doesn't seem to sturdy but it should hold up okay)and great for driving. It definitley commands attention when seen by others.
337 -
These are really light and you'll definitely get some stares if you ever decide to wear them out in public. The 24k is my favorite. Love it!
LEX7 -
Frame:Bronze
Lens:TI

Taken me soo long to get them, they are simply a must for the collection just because of their weird look, saldy not really ones for me to wear as i find them a bit chunky.
american image -
Frame: platinum
Lens: 24K
oakley to the max ! that's what this is, extraordinary design, lightweight materials, perfect vision, and colours that make a statement... HERE I AM .....
the fit is one of the most comfortable of all the eyewear-pieces i own.
Can't get better than this
Erkel -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Got this pair purely for my collection. I tried it on and it is very light, but does feel a bit uncomfortable after a while due to the lack of any unobtanium. Otherwise it looks very aggressive and the side profile is one of the best for any sunnies out there.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Plate's design hails straight from the halls of Mad Science, and brings a unique look to the selection of Oakley shades. Placement of separate sections, or "plates", on the main frame of this creation results in one of the most unique styles ever conceived. The Bronze frame and Titanium Iridium compliment each other almost perfectly, and the "TITANIUM" etching in the lens differentiates this pair from its other two counterparts. As always, the frame is durable and very lightweight and the lenses provide excellent perephrial protection.
Viscouse -
Frame: Dark Silver
Lens: Black Iridium

I wanted one of these ever since I saw them. I can't add much to what's already been said, except that I wish they were a touch more durable (paint somes off kinda easy). I love that these are some of the most unique shades ever designed. I love how the plates sit off the lens. I love how light they are, and comfy to wear. I love how "PLATE" is etched into the lens. To me, this is what Oakley's all about.

I would actually wear these, but probably won't as they need to last a loooong time.
DoctorCrip -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Not only is the Plate extremely (and surprisingly) comfortable to wear, but it is just about the coolest and craziest-looking pair of glasses that one could want. These - no matter what color you choose - will certainly turn some heads when wearing them, so be prepared.
Ian -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: 24k Gold Iridium

I love these glasses. They are unique. However, they look very weird on me. Friends have commented that they look better up on my head than they do on my face. Oh well, they have a place of honor in my display.
rigor_mortiz -
Frame: dark gray
Lens: black iridium

the moment i saw kerry king of slayer wearing these glasses, i started looking for a pair and got a hard time looking for one since its very rare, specially here in the philippines. i found one in ebay US and got my sister to ship it to me. it really cost me a lot to get these specs. these glasses are very light and comfortable to wear. love wearing it while driving since it blocks the sunlight very effectively. what i really love about the plate is that it gets a lot of attention when i wear it, people will start turning their heads and stare at your badass o-plate. very unique and aggressive design. only thing i dont like about it is that the paint fades easily and the hinges gets loosen up easily compared to my older monster dog. in summary, i highly recommend the oakley plate if you want to look different from the crowd and if you want to look evil!
bob jones -
Frame: dark silver
Lens: black iridium

love the style and the coverage, but i am finding it hard to replace a plastic piece that fell off on the middle of the right eye frame..anyone got any ideas of were to find the piece. called oakley and their are not supported anymore..any help is greatly appreciated
ALLANDY -
Frame: Dark Silver
Lens: Black Iridium

Just got my Oakley Plate. Bought it from eBay UK from a collector and it is absolutely mint. It looks like it just rolled off from the factory lines of Oakley USA. No trace of usage, not even swirl marks from cleaning. I think Oakley Plate is the baddest of all Oakley designs. It is just outrageous. Whenever I am wearing them Plate, people just can't help but stare, most of them ask me where I got it from and who made it. Nice one Oakley....
SpliceD -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: Titanium

One of Oakley's most unique frames aside from Over the Tops. Fit is perfect for larger faces and is very lightweight. A bit on the expensive side for a plastic frame, but definitely a great addition for Oakley collectors. I get a lot of interesting looks from people whenever I wear them out.
MeIchMoi -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: Big 24K

I bought these just as they came out over the crystal/ice Splice combo I had a crush on. Got them because of the 24K lens which are truly stunning! Wearing these is as close as being someone famous as I have ever felt do to the constant glaring you get from unknowns. I love the futuristic look, totally Oakley like (the good ol' Oakley design from back in the day I mean). I sold my Plate to a friend and just got them back, so I'm a happy camper right now.
LIEUTENANT -
Frame:Platinum
Lens: 24K gold iridium

...And this is exactly where the science fiction begins...I mean,okay,oakley released fmj coated o-matter,yeah this was good,and I kinda miss those frames,they were good quality glasses,then it was wire with C5 alloy,then it was titanium,x metal,magnesium,carbon fiber,you name it.But a frame ultrasonic welded was way too much even for the mad science department of them.But what can anybody say?The frames are so distinguished,so extraordinary,that if you're not prepared for what will follow you wearing them,then you'd better not.The
"amazed" factor at it's all time high.And while the frame along with the exoskeleton plates look bulky,they are indeed one of the lightest frames ever.I mean,how in the earth are they doing this?It's still o matter,right?How the plate isn't any heavier than the splice for example?The plates themselves,look like steel laminas of old ships with all these rivets on them,and this is what makes the frame even more extreme,plus the translucent frame,with the unnecessary though matching color coated on it,add more to the plate's extra terrestrial charm.One thing that I didn't like however are the extremely oversized icons.if those were smaller,the glasses would like less industrialized.In fact they look more like bolt heads,and since they are positioned on the temples,they make the wearer look more like Frankenstein and stuff.However,it's and insignificant detail,and certainly won't attract your attention from the frame.They fit to the head nice and tight,although I would expect some unobtainium at least on either the nose,or the earstems.Let's not forget,that no matter how outer space these are,they're still jackets.And the 24K lenses fit to them so perfect,that someone,can really not imagine of any other combination.They're the absolute mad science oakleys.On to the bronze frame now,that's kind of hard to find.
Anto -
Frame:Bronze, Dark Silver & Platinum
Lens:Titanium, Black, 24K Gold

I just love a agressive look of this frame. The "plates" around the orbitals really make this frame stand out from the norm. Very light to wear with no slipping if worn all day. Nice wrap around the eyes........Trouble is having all three I find it dificult to decide which one to wear. I JUST LOVE IT
b2r -
Frame: Dark Silver
Lens: Black

This is a must for any Oakley collector. It's just a crazy and wild frame that one needs to have. I like the Dark Silver/Black combination more than the other too. The plates over the crystal base frame is nice and wild. Also the Plate engraving in the lens is a nice and unusual touch. Oakley could do that more often.

Downside is that they look a bit 90s with Minute-like shape. And they look very brutal and I won't wear them in normal life. I look too ridiculous. But the fit would be ok, it is not as big as I thought it would be.
LIEUTENANT -
Frame: dark silver
Lens: black iridium

I didn't manage to get the bronze/ti combination yet,but I got these,and I'm very impressed.The reason I didn't like these until recently,was the dark silver finish,which I had the impression that was a very cold metallic one.But once I got a pair in my hands it appears that the dark silver finish is a very mellow,warm,attractive finish,which resembles my beloved pewter.The black iridium lens fits quite well to the combo,and the whole frame is another great jacket that just refuses to leave it's grip.Right on time when I've had enough with all those gascans and square lenses.
Tadhg -
Frame: bronze
Lens: titanium iridium

Wife me got me these for my birthday a few year back never quite sure if they suited my head shape BUT when i shave my head completely bald i think they look much better a really good driving glasses since she bought them she decided that look like an idiot when I wear them but who's the bigger idiot she married me and i ain't going anywhere soon guess i get the last laugh
dta15m -
very nice belt, good quallity and great looks.
american image -
this one is the best belt oakley ever made, it's clean design , together with it's awesome buckle makes it a standard issue for ALL oakley fanatics
o-xide -
Another Oakley design that purely stands out. I got one and I love it
warwagon -
I so love this belt I bought 2 as soon as I could get my hands on them. Good solid buckle and thick high quality leather. PERFECT!
Dwcfastrice -
Excellent, high-quality leather. The buckle is a great design and doesn't set off metal detectors. Great for traveling.
kevinsmith101 -
I managed to get 2 of these from EBAY for £10 each and was really happy, the only "fault" if you can call it that is that when tightened there is no way it will come undone!The O has a cunning bend in it to stop the leather strap slipping looseing the grip but it also means you have to pull it tighter to slip the pin out of the hole which takes 2 hands!
All in all i would wear this belt with anything as asthetically its amazing and when it comes to Oakley (for me) i will take looks and qaulity over practicality every thime!
ichibandidisan -
I got both the black and the brown, and wear both regularly with jeans or dress pants. The Made in England leather simply trumps the Made in China (crap) leather on other Oakley belts. So, echoing the sentiments of the other reviews here, this is probably the best quality Oakley belt to date. The buckle design is cool, though I think the Skull Belt buckle is still in a class of its own.
O -
This is a nice quality belt. Nice leather and heavy duty buckle. The buckle is has that industrial oakley design to it.
FRANCISCO JAVIER ARELLANO GAONA -
very awesome, my first oakley t-shirt, I love the icon on back and the gray/plate skull, so nice and to powerfull
x-metalman -
Color: Navy
My first Oakley t-shirt. Love the color and the material. Nice graphics on the front and back.
bong -
your basic matte golden Wire frame colour. they look a bit flashy becaue they're golden, but yet understated because they're matte. i think every frame with Gold Iridium lenses are offered with these frames. being that they're golden in colour means they will look a bit odd with other coloured lenses.
dan-E -
What a great color. It's a nice neutral color; not overly flashy so they don't stand out as much as camo or white frames. But at the same time, they're just bright enough to get some notice. Best color frame for the Plates.
LEX7 -
this looks nothing like platinum, cos on oakley frames its a pale looking gold but as a metal its silvery.
so i dunno why its been given this name but it is a nice pale gold frame colour
Dann -
A silky semi-gloss silver frame. It makes an otherwise plain frame color stand out a little bit more.
TheVault -
Could not agree more with dan-E review.

Not my kind of color usually, too neutral like he said, but on the Plate, it just works very well with the 24k lens.
jumpman73 -
Nice color option to have in any frame. Just like the black colors, you can use platinum for any day use. The platinum color looks great with any lens color.
Ian -
I have it on Plates. Great color, looks very professional coupled with 24K Gold Iridium.
Shotgun -
Perfect with gold iridium or gold iridium polarized lenses. Anything else...meh. BTW, gold iridium polarized is the best lens color ever: perfect in bright sunny conditions; great in overcast conditions...even in rain as it just plain cuts through haze and moisture. Shameful that Oakley doesn't offer this tint as a go-to in all models and custom applications.
LIEUTENANT -
I have it on the 24K plate,well it's nothing really special,actually it rather looks like a warmer,brighter grey,as if you were looking grey through a yellow lens.It's not bad,nor does it have any obvious disadvantage.It just isn't something you can't live without.
dan-E -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: OO Blue Iridium

A pretty pair of shades clearly designed for a woman's face and style. A girl I konw saw these online and fell in love with them enough to jump on them at an Oakley Vault. For me they're way too small for my head but I really like the way they frame looks on her face. The crystal blue earstems with the Script logo are beautifully done. They're obviously not for me and I'd only give them three stars, but she gives them a solid Five Stars.
x-metalman -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any
I was going to buy these for my GF, but the style is a little weird. Not her first choice, that's for sure. I do like the two-shot molding though.
oogie -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black
Pocket strikes me as a revised Fate style-wise. Pretty similar in size and shape of the frame. The only real distinguising feature is the earstems. Not bad. Certainly not for the guys, IMO. But I sure wouldn't mind finding a pair for the wife someday.
Rick -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium
Bought these for the wife. We have differing impressions of them.
Him: Not impressed with these. Bought them for the wife, but they just look and feel cheap. Eventhough they are inexpensive, I expected more bang for the buck than these provide. 1/5
Her: I'm easier to impress than him. I like them for the beach because I don't get raccoon eyes. The Oakley logo is cute on the side. They are small and easy to carry around. Definitely for more casual wear. They suit their purpose. 3/5
american image -
Frame: polished black
Lens: OO blue iridium

got one for my wife , she wore it a couple of times , but didn't like it too much , it was too loose around the head, and she looked aigainst the frame. sold it eventually
Bear Oak -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: 00 Blue Iridium
Bought this pair for my wife she loves them, not only for fit and light weight frame, they fit her perfectly very casual look, She tells me the lenses are GREAT! plesent to look thru very clear optics....For a smaller shape thin face.. "Pocket" Very nice!
xtremehardy388 -
Frame: Blue
Lens: OO Blue Iridium

Bought these for my girlfriend to run in. She was a bit hesitant at first and didn't like the way they looked on her. However, after she cut her hair, she began to wear them. She took them to Belize and said they were AMAZING when working on the island (doing biology experiments). Unfortunately she left them there however, she would recommend them to anyone looking for a pair to use in a tropical setting.
rsuarez1982 -
This is a really good glove that offers ok warmth. Remember that they're not water proof so no playing in the snow. The palms are really grippy, but not sticky. The thumb and index offer touch screen support that is responsive. The reflective piping and O are a nice touch.
Dann -
The polished frame adopted the hammer stems of the XX and Romeo for some reason, but still looks nice. It's highly polished, to the point of being a mirror, and looks very nice.
Iwan -
Actually I don't like this frame colour to much. It's high gloss finish makes it look like plastic to me. This is the only frame that looks better tarnished
jumpman73 -
This is very stylish. The polished juliet frames look so clean and smooth. They top it off with the hammer ear stems. Very nice frame.
junfatt -
I will give them 5 star, look really nice exspecially with fire lens. It's very suitable for shinny lens.
Ed -
I'm typically not a fan of "flashy" colors, but Polished X-Metal just looks so nice and classy. I especially like the Polished/Ti combination on the Romeo 2.
Ed -
X-Metal polished to a mirror finish. This color really shows the sculpted details of the frame and goes well with any lens option.
jumpman73 -
The polished color for the Timebomb is awesome. Its very flashy so if you aren't into things that stand out I wouldn't get these. I love wearing things that really stand out and make a statement. This is a great color to show off your Oakley.
LEX7 -
very cool, this is the closest your gonna get to a mirror finish on a pair of glasses. very bling so maybe a bit extreme to be worn in public but definately great for the collection.
ive put emerald lenses and red unobtanium on mine and they look awesome!
DarkJuliet -
First generation polished has its little imperfections and pock marks in the surface which gives the material a more industrial and rugged look. I prefer this, actually. I don't really care for the chromed look myself, but I know that many out there do.
addicted2o -
chrome like frame that for me is the easiest to hook up with any lens color...although scratches on this frame can be easily seen...i like them alot especially with the ichiro emerald slate
x-metalman -
One of my favorite frames, looks great with Blue Iridium, Emerald, Ruby, Black Iridium, Fire, pretty much anything you can throw at it. The hammer earstems are a nice touch too.
oogie -
I got these for the fire polarized lens option, and thought I was being all fancy-risky getting such shiny/flashy frame color. But most of the comments I've received on this frame is how it actually doesn't seem so "weird" compared to my other Oakleys. So it may actually be that these blingy polished frames actually come accross as completely acceptable. Go figure.
zeroshiki -
i used to think the polished juliet were too flashy, or blingy. but i got one for myself anyways in the end. they look very nice with the VR lenses, and i have receive numerous compliments on how nice the glasses frame looks! i even had my friend confirm me again, i asked: 'r u sure this looks better than the other pairs u've seen?' answer:'hell yeah! how much are them? where to get them?' :D :D

5 STARS!!
BronzeT -
This is my second favorite frame color.Really looks good with Emerald Slate and Ice lenses.
Dartflare -
Its clean, it shines... well it blings... how can't anyone don't like some bling, gold, platinium and of course a x-metal polished frame! :)
but now in seriously...
The polished and carbon frames are my favorites... polished looks like something expensive and fits really well on light color lens (emerald slate, fire, gold, vr50 and many other) while the carbon fits great on dark lens like (black, ice, red ruby (1st gen), and others) but of course we have exceptions like a polished looks great with ICE lens and carbon looks amazing with TI clear... Thats all about you... :)
Rick -
You can never go wrong with a Polished frame, be it on a Juliet, Romeo II, or Penny. They are flashy and look great when paired with ANY lens color/type. The polished Juliet have the added benefit of hammer earstems which makes them stand even more. I can not say enough good things about this frame. Possibly the best X-Metal frame ever!
Shujat -
Just got myself a new pair of Polished Frame Juliets and I love them. Aesthetically, I think the polished frame looks far better than the rest. Sure, its flashy but isn't that the reason you get yourself a pair of Juliets (apart from the workmanship but that doesn't depend on the frame color). My advice would definately be to go with polished frames. They simply look better and more expensive.
ball5out -
its what I wear when I have a shiny silver necklace on. makes it look very player like. polished finish makes it look more expensive than it is
Pander -
The Polished frame option is great in a lot of aspects. It looks stylish, attracts a lot of attention and goes great with a all lens colors. The downside of the polished frame is the problem with handling it: just by touching it with your fingers they become greasy and matt. The thing I am scared of is that the frame might scratch a lot when handled a lot. It would be a waste to see it all scratched up, so this one needs a lot of lovin'.
The best thing about this frame option in the Juliet is of course: Hammer earstems! Can't go wrong with those!
Eddy -
They are the show stoppers of the Juliet Frames, they look great with any lens, they are also much "softer" than my X-Metal frame which makes swapping lenses easier (I can't remove the lenses from my X-Metal frames because it's is way too rigid!) of and what really drives the Polished Juliet frames home...HAMMER STEMS (which are not available on any other Juliet frame)
The Game -
I love my polished OMM. I love it so much that I never wear it only admire it from afar. I'm too afraid that I would scratch it since I am not careful.
The Dealer -
Penny, Romeo 2.0 or Juliet, the Polished frame delivers! Good reviews on here already, but there are two great problems with overusing and underusing them. Using them everyday for a few years will lead to scratches... period. They will still look great from a distance, but upon closer inspection they really show. This being said, they really are easy to scratch. Even taking them in and out of the microfiber bag repeatedly will begin to tax the sides/arms/nose of the frames. The other problem is underuse (especially in cold climates). If you leave the frames for a prolonged period, like I did with one of my Penny's (2 years in a colder/wetter than average climate) you will see discoloration happen in a much faster time period than normal... and you cannot just use a polishing cloth to take the oxidized color out. However, these are more extreme cases and for the average Oakley user, these frames are not for the everyday.
LIEUTENANT -
That's simply great!The polished frame fits perfectly with the unearthly grace of the x metals,and makes every frame truly glow,not just shine.Works well with every lens,since it's bright itself,but the best colorway is the polished/black penny,which unfortunately I couldn't have since it's very small on me.However,I have it on a juliet and it's very nice when compared with the fire lenses.It's that one frame I don't mind that doesn't have serial number since it shines so much,that draws all the looks on it rather than the serial number.It is THAT good!!!!!!!
Ed -
This color definitely looks better under bright outdoor light. The clear coated metallic silver shines just like real metal when it's sunny out. At other times, it can look like FMJ 5.56 or even white.
x-metalman -
Quite possibly my favorite O Matter frame color, especially in the Straight Jackets with Fire lenses. Awesome.
LEX7 -
this is really really nice. its as close to a mirror finish as your gonna get. a similar colour to tin foil.
this colour was an OPD exclusive in the straight jacket, five, twenty and the minute.
was then done in the straight jacket with a fire lens but i think it looks better with the Black Iridium.
banarno -
The polished look is simply awesome in my eyes,they used it on a lot of designs,and it must of sold quite well, so a popular choice for many.
Dann -
Beautiful frame color. The highlights warp all over the place as you move it, yet it's not reflective. Love this on my Half Jacket.
Patrick -
A very nice frame. Very shiny. Stands out alot. Goes well with Gold Iridium.
TERRORISM -
With a metallic, lusterous finish that shines like chrome, these frames offer an excellent alternative to many other "standard" colors, yet also provide a "neutral" colorway to match almost any lens. Pairing Polished Aluminum with standard colors such as Black Iridium or Titanium Iridium looks great, but pairing the frame with Fire Iridium or G26 looks spectacular.
Wookieman -
No doubt this frame looks amazing, however it is REALLY bad about peeling off sometimes even in store. If the coating was more durable it would be an easy 5, but function over form.
Celicagame -
I loved the way these looked when I bought them. In my straight jacket they came paired with a fire lens and it was a thing of beauty. These would get a 5 in my book if it wasn't for the peeling problem.
LIEUTENANT -
It's the best,hands down!!!!!!What else could it be after all?An amazing finish coming from the years that oakley established themselves as leaders on the high end eyewear category,and during the years that all the models that made up the very foundation of oakley were released.What can I cay about the polished aluminun?A bright,shiny overwhelming finish that adorns and flatters every frame that's applied on.No sunglass looks boring with that on.I'm glad that oakley seems to be making a turn back to their roots and started to apply this finish to the jawbone and others.I wouldn't even mind if I had a whole collection of sunglasses consisting of models with this finish only.After all,as I said,it's the best.
skull.jacket -
If I had to choose my favorite color combination, my number one choice would be a silver-ish main layer with black highlights. I like this on cars, guitars, computers, almost anything. I love the contrast between the two. When it comes to Oakleys, there are a few different options, but I think the Polished Aluminum fulfills this need in the best possible way.

Probably the most brilliant defined color in the Oakley lineup aside from Chrome or something deliberately reflective. Pol/Al has the glintiness that puts the "polished" in its name but is not so glossy that you can still tell where the frame ends and the lens begins. It is quite stunning especially when paired with the right highlights and lenses - for me it is black. If the option was available, slate or even dark grey earsocks or icons would not let the Pol/Al pop the way that back does.

I had a grand total of three frames in Polished Aluminum - Minute, Twenty & New Straight Jacket. Unfortunately, my very first pair of Oakleys, the Minute, is no longer with us. She mystriously vanished several years ago but not before succombing to the most unfortunate inevitability of Pol/Al - she molted. Even my two other frames - New Straight Jacket and Twenty - are technically still here in all their awesome brillance. However, the SJ is peeling quite badly and my Twenty is starting to show signs of doing the very same thing.

The one frustrating failing about this color is that the frames will definitely outlast the paint. Polished Aluminum is rarely around much anymore, probably for this very reason. Still, it does not take away from what it was, at least when it is in one piece. I do hope that someday Oakley revisits this color and tries a new approach; one that captures the true essence of Pol/Al with a color base that has a bit more durability.
dj.MLYT -
Great looking frame, especially with the Ti Clear lenses on my monster dogs!
addicted2o -
bling bling colored black is my opinion on this frame
LEX7 -
got this on the dartboards and it makes a nice change to the normal black. its very shinny, which goes specially well with the silver bits on the dartboards
Dann -
Your usual fair on 90% of the models. A shiny black that hasto exist for the people who don't like color.
TheVault -
Nothing crazy, better then plain black, I prefer that frame when its combine to icons and lens that will contrast greatly.

So many times its paired with a very dark lens like black iridium or grey, not my thing, but to each his own.

A bright lens like fire or 24k will looks amazing in a frame like that, while a color like Ice gets absorbed by the frame and does not stand out much (on a warparound frame at least).
Rick -
Looks better on some models than others - but in general, it is a pretty generic looking frame. It is popular because it is so basic that it doesn't draw extreme reactions from people. It's just a really nice and glossy black frame.
jumpman73 -
I think this is the 2nd best black color that Oakley has to offer. These are very similar to the jet black color. Its a very nice looking color and works well with all lens colors especially fire iridium.
boxing750 -
i got this cause u can put a dark black lens and scare ppl lol im just kidding but it really made my fire lens stand out a whole lot more. so if ur into standing out then go with the pol. black and pick a bright lens then its awesome
Ian -
A staple color to have. Works well in most any combination.
b2r -
Polished Black is a standard color that looks good on every frame and with every lens. I've got it on my Canteen and Gascan S. Combined with a Black Iridium (Polarized) you get a very classic look. It is said that black sunglasses look better on blonde or black haired people and brown sunglasses on all others. I would like to see Matte Black on more frames instead of Polished Black because it's not so boring.
jumpman73 -
I love the polished chrome. Just like the gold, it looks excellent indoors. When outside the sun gives it a brilliant shine.
Rick -
It just so happens that I have both pairs that are offered with the Polished Chrome and it just so happens that I am very fond of both of them. It is a shiny, flashy, but sophisticated frame that sparkles in the sun.
dan-E -
They might be little outlandish if not for the fact that they're used on the very thin Why 8.0s. Combined with the VR50 Gold Iridium lenses, they make for a very classy, elegant look.
jumpman73 -
Beautiful color option for your frames. They look great indoors and even better outdoors. The sun shining down on these really give it a great accent.
LEX7 -
Have this on the Wardens and man does it look Elvis style outrageous,
dont let that put you off though cos it works specially with the VR28 Gold lens.
Im glad that this frame colour has also been released in WHY 8.2.
looks great.
Im just waiting for polished gold R2s
Dann -
I have these on my Why 8.0. I thought it may be too bling, but it actually works pretty well with the VR50 Gold lenses. Give it a try, it's pretty nice.
The Game -
This frame paired with dark grey is an automatic win to me. I love how the two colors mesh with each other
RubyMars -
In my Thread 4.0's. Nice versatile look for wear with a suit or everyday. Works with most skin tones too.
dan-E -
Remember back when neon colors were cool? Aren't you glad those days are over? I am but a little nostalgia kick is always nice and these look as good as the day they first came out.
TERRORISM -
If color had a voice, Neon Yellow would shatter the silence and pierce your eardrums. Perhaps that's why Oakley brought this color back with the Retina Burn Radars - to grab collectors' attention like a tree being uprooted by a tornado. Although this isn't a frame color to wear everyday, it simply cannot be denied when paired with fire (orange) iridium.
Pander -
The Polished Rootbeer is translucent frame color which is not really a solid color. A lot of different variations within the frame. I'm not really enthousiastic about it to be honoust. I prefer the frames that have only one single color and aren't translucent, but it still looks very different than any other pair. It sticks out in a crowd of mono-toned sunglasses.
Ian -
This is an awesome color. It works very well with either a Bronze or Gold Iridium lens. I'd say this is a "must have" for any collection.
jjkrause1 -
Like the name says, it's the exact same shade as rootbeer. When you hold them up in the sunlight they're kind of an ugly translucent light brown, but when they're up against your face they're actually a very nice looking dark brown... almost black. Get this color if you like the Brown Tortoise but want a more masculine shade without the swirls.
TERRORISM -
As aforementioned, Polished Rootbeer almost appears black when viewed in dim lighting, but in bright light its dark brown, translucent color becomes evident. Paired with a brown-colored lens such as Gold Iridium or VR28 Black, this frame looks fantastic.
LIEUTENANT -
I really don't like this one.It's a very controversial finish,and it only worked well in the older and thinner frames,especially when it was combined with another finish,preferably the fmj platinum such as in the splice.It's certainly not a color that stars on a frame since it's submitted and not dominant,and when applied in today's bigger frames like the monster pup,it's just horrible.I really don't understand what oakley see in that,and use it so extensively.
jumpman73 -
Polished Titanium is a beautiful color in the watches. Its looks great on your wrist as well as in your display. When the sun hits this, its looks gorgeous.
Pander -
Attracts a lot of attention! But it still looks very stylish. Only to be used when having a good tan!
BrianJ1888 -
I love this on my FlouroCamo MonsterDog. It's a bright and pure white that is set off by the plain grey lenses. You'll get noticed with this one.
dj.MLYT -
Sticks out like a sore thumb on my gascans... I love it. Definitely a fashion frame color.
Rick -
Pretty straightforward approach to a glossy white frame. Nice smooth finish and the bright white frame is a real attention-getter. White is not the most practical of frame colors imho, so this might be best suited to someone who isn't afraid of making a statement.
LEX7 -
a nice frame colour but has the tendancy to look cheap as it looks very plasticy, like lawn furniture. this frame looks amazing with the fire lens and also with ice. its a huge shame it always seems to come with white icons. whats that all about?
jumpman73 -
One of my all time favorite frame colors. The polished white is really bold and noticeable. I wouldn't wear these if you are trying to blend in. This frame color will stand out in any style of color lens. Its very nice and fresh.
TERRORISM -
Polished White is one of those basic chromas that works well with nearly any lens color, but in the end it's a bit plain. Pearl is a much more exciting alternative.
Ian -
White is one of my fetishes for Oakleys. The problem is that white can make a normally cool frame unwearable. A perfect example is the Monster Doggle. In white, they look atrocious. In Black, they rule. With that said, the frames that look good look really good. I have white Gascans, Canteens, Monster Doggles, Fuels Cells, Frogskins, and Hijinx. I like white.
Toniclonic -
I don't know if this color is an acquired taste or what. But from day one I have thought this frame color is the gaudiest looking color that Oakley makes. I mean it makes anybody stand out and just look awkwardly funny. It's by far my least favorite color.
b2r -
Polished White is a colour that looks good on some frames like the Gascan and not so good on others. But it goes together with any lens color. Though I prefer Ice, Ruby, Violet and that stuff as it gets to stand out really well combined with a white frame. But on some frames it looks cheap or awkward. Also your skin tone and tan is relevant on how it looks. It also is a fashion statement at the moment.
x-metalman -
Color: Charcoal and Black
I love these shorts. Kind of a jersey material, goes good with the Post Tank(obviously). Very cool
x-metalman -
Color: Charcoal and Black
Great shirt for summer and sports. nice jersey material and all the quality you'd expect from Oakley.
Dann -
My sister has these in her Minutes. I bought them based on the photoshop picture on Oakley's website, but when they arrived, I realized they weren't really a male color. It's a nice frame color though. Almost an FMJ, with a hint of sparkle.
rsuarez1982 -
Very durable strap that I just wanted to point out, matches perfectly with the Square O Perf wallet. It is ALOT easier to find than the Square O Perf belt as well.
american image -
i own one in new navy , it is a very good elastic , warmth holding rashguard with a nice clean look.
TDM -
I have one in illusion blue and its amazing body hugging without restricting movement, really well put together and looks the bomb
Munkfish -
Really comfy fit. looks very sporting (and is very complimentary!) Definitely a good O-purchase to wear on the beach - stand out from the other usual surfing brands. However, the Oakley writing does tend to come off pretty quickly, so doesn't look as new as it should.
Cyprus Wakeboarder -
own a few oakley rash guards, my fav is the Pressure white L/S one with the red oakley writing
Obsidian -
I had some reservations about this lens before trying it because I usually don't like lenses without the Iridium coating. But after trying it in both the Tailhook and Sliver I can say I love it. I live in a area where bright sunny days are not the majority so a lens that is able to be worn in both bright sunlight to cloudy, overcast is a real bonus. It really helps increase the contrast in just about any lighting condition which is what I look for in a lens.

The only drawback is that without the iridium coating I doesn't hide your eyes as much as other lenses which doesn't bother me too much but may be a sticking point for some.

If you looking for a lens for most lighting conditions that really increases contrast, this is the perfect lens.
skull.jacket -
I finally had an opportunity to jump on the Prizm bandwagon with the Prizm Road. This set was for the New Racing Jacket and I had the chance to try them out today. While I was excited to take them out, I didn't have high expectations. I have become sort of a snob in that I gravitate towards polarized lenses almost exclusively. Not that I can't appreciate a non-polarized lens; only that I get quite a bit of glare in my environment so non-polarized tend to give me a headache after a while. That said, the Prizm Road surprized me in how comfortable they were. They did a great job providing contrast without being too dark. While polarization would have been nice, there are other attractive features that make Prizm Road worthwhile nonetheless.

The first feature to be noticed is the familiar +Red Iridium. The hue is mostly purple at the center, turning red, orange and yellow towards the edges. Prizm Road is noticeably different from the standard +Red (grey base) which has a very stark red-on-blue effect in its +Red. Instead of a sharp contrast, the Prizm Road base give the +Red Iridium coating a brigher and warmer transiton between spectrum colors. The Iridium effect is close to the OO RIP and both are very similar when laid side-by-side. Only a mild amount of red, orange, and yellow reflection ultimately come through, but the colors still shine brilliantly enough even to offset the darker hues in the center. That alone is worth giving Prizm Road a try.

The Prizm Road base, however, is what really got me exited for this lens in the first place. I love trying out a new Oakley lens; I think this is truly what makes Oakley sunglasses different and special. The Prizm Road base comes off like a light magenta, a pink with a light purple accent. It isn't very dark - at least not as dark as the Oakley images on the website make it seem. This gives the lens a wider range of light conditions to operate in and making it more suitable for longer use. The pink hue reminds me of the G30 and G40 where it is somewhat noticeable at first, but then seems to all but disappear as time goes on and I would almost forget I even have a lens in after a while.

The Prizm Road is of course meant for cycling or running. I am not a cycler and I haven't taken them for a run yet. I did, however, use them for the one thing I do a lot - driving! I know ... not a driving lens, but whatever - strap in! The lens provided a good amount of contrast when worn, comparable to Warm Grey & G30. Perception & clarity were enhanced and I could more easily separate objects form one another as I moved along. This was not achieved with a color "boost" as with VR28 so color-wise, objects like foliage, signs, etc, aesthetically remained pretty much the same. Instead, the contrast was achieved by the sharp detail of objects as they moved relative to their background (or as I moved relative to them). As the sun began to set, the contrast properties relaxed and some intensity attributes took over. It wasn't very strong as if I switched to a Persimmon or Yellow lens, but it was at least a demonstration of its versatility in lower lighting conditions. The only real downside was the dashboard glare pretty much the whole way. It's hard to complain since I knew that was going to happen so, it was easy to ignore for now and enjoy the trip. I am sure this will eventually get old, but not before I get my fill of something new.

I can only imagine how crisp things will be in a future polarized variant of this lens. For now, I will just have to ponder how satisfying Prizm Road turned out to be. For a snob like me, it was pretty impressive. I hope the rest of Prizm turns out to be this nice. Prizm Road is marketed as a niche lens which is technically true. I do think, however, that Prizm Road has enough versatility that it can be used in a wider variety of situations. I took mine driving and did just fine. I am sure that when I get this out on foot, it will do even better. Take a minute to check this out in person before you buy as this probably won't be for everyone. But I also think if you do pick one up that you will be very happy with it.

Overall: 4 - Highly Recommended - Get One at First Opportunity!
RD207 -
This lens is amazing! It is like night vision for low light conditions and cloudy days. Having sensitive eyes, I would not normally even buy a 36% VLT lens, but a forum member recommended it for driving in rain which I do a lot plus I struggle seeing in low light grey-out conditions. I love this lens!!! It vastly improves visibility and brightens things up when the landscape turns bluish/grey, hazy, rainy, stormy, when it is hard to distinguish colors or see hazards whether driving or off trail under tree cover.

I have used amber/orange/persimmon lenses in the past and those tend to really distort colors, however Prizm Trail base lens is grapefruit, a tan/pink which retains true colors and makes them really pop; red, yellow, green, blue, orange, violet and all neon colors are enhanced tremendously!

One caution: This lens is NOT polarized. So beware when conditions are either bright or nearly dark out with oncoming headlights as things will seem much brighter due to the light enhancing qualities of this lens tint.
skull.jacket -
My Prizm Trail arrived a few weeks ago but I only had a chance to take them out for a test today. Too much unseasonably nice weather was not ideal for what is supposed to be the 'intensity' equivalent of the Prizm line. But today was scattered, spotty, and eventually, total overcast. So on they went and I test drove with the new Prizm Trail.

As I went into this, I was to understand that Prizm Trail was in the same general intensity lens category as Persimmon or Yellow, as they were supposed to heighten or 'intensify' the perceived brightness of light. Under these inclimate conditions, Yellow and Persimmon tend to work reasonably well, with Persimmon being dark enough (at 60% VLT) to handle greater light changes. This ended up not being the case for Prizm Trail. From my perspective, the visual contrast was not necessarily intense, or at least as intense as I was expecting it to be.

The first thing one would notice about Prizm Trail is the lens base. It appears to come off as pink at first, much like what you would expect from a lens on the Land side of the Prizm spectrum. However, the Prizm Trail base isn't pink - it's orange. In fact, it is much closer in intensity to P42 Iridium than to Persimmon or Yellow. The contrast of the Blue Iridium on top of the Prizm Trail base is what gives the lens the perception of being pink when looking at it from the outside. At 36% VLT, Prizm Trail is darker than Persimmon, Yellow, or even P42.

As dark as the lens base is, the overall hue of the Blue Iridium is cast much lighter than if compared to OO RIP or G30 - both of which give off a solid Iridium reflection under darker lighting conditions. Prizm Trail, on the other hand, is light enough for the Blue Iridium to be somewhat washed away, even when put against a jet black background. The Blue Iridium is there, but it never quite shines through the way other light base lenses would have it. While this is not necessarily a hit against Prizm Trail, it is worth noting.

Once worn, it became obvious that Prizm Trail really isn't an 'intensity' lens as Oakley has defined the series in the past. Prizm Trail does have some very good attributes, but intensifying perceived light was not one of them. I used them for most of the day during high winds that brought lots of airborne dust, there were scattered clouds, and finally ending in thick cloud cover. So, the light went from hazy, to scattered, to dark. During all of this, Prizm Trail was most effective in the first two conditions, seemingly needing some light to function. When the overcast blocked all direct sunlight, Prizm Trail didn't heighten light perception; rather it made vision a bit murky. Even in scattered and hazy light, Prizm Trail still didn't brighten things up quite as much as Persimmon would have done.

Now here's what Prizm Trail can do - just like with the rest of Prizm, the lens gave much sharper contrasts to objects when moving. Whether in scattered, hazy, or overcast, Prizm Trail was consistent in providing a sharp definition of objects relative to their background. More so in motion than standing still, Prizm Trail took the fuzzy edge off when one object moved in front of another (relative to my POV) so I had more clarity of what was moving, making it easier (and faster) to focus on the object. So, basically Prizm Trail works much like a lighter version of Prizm Road, performing the same function but light enough to do so in environments that Road would simply be too dark for.

Prizm Trail is very effective in lower lighting conditions, or for indirect sunlight. When trees, hills rocks, clouds, or other obstruction blocks enough of the sun, Prizm Trail can come out and provide some great clarity for motion. But it does need some light in order to function; it's not an intensity lens and doesn't do a great job of intensifying light perception. But Prizm Trail is also pretty tricky - it looked pink until I put it on, it looked pretty dark until I took it out, and I thought it wasn't very effective until it was.

I don't think I will find myself in the environments Prizm Trail is meant for very often, so I don't know how much use I will get out of it. But that doesn't mean it's not worth a try. Cyclists, trail runners, & mountain bikers would probably find this lens more effective. The more trees in the sky and humidity in the air, the less direct sunlight you get and thus better conditions for Prizm Trail. I live in the Southwest so, it's either bright as s**t or it's not. So maybe Prizm Trail wasn't the best choice for me. But don't let me discourage anyone; try it out for yourself. It is good enough to keep at least one handy.

Overall: 3 - Recommended - Get One If You See One
flippj -
Frame: snow jungle
Lens: black iridium
picked up a pair of these NOS BNIB with the factory cellophane still shrink wrapped!!!!!
awesome frame-my first pair of goggles and a keeper!

TERRORISM -

Consisting of a black, woven fiber shell with internal foam padding to protect both your M Frames and extra lenses, the Pro M Frame Ballistic Hard Case provides a safe, scratch-free environment for your shades. The zipper also stays securely fastened when closed, so any potential accidents of the case flopping open are virtually non-existent. The embossed "O" on the cover represents the icing on the cake for this protective device.
oogie -
Color: Black

Sadly, I never had this when I had my M-Frames and extra lenses. Nor have I ever had any Pro M Frames. But I tell you, this case is an absolute necessity if you have any Racing Jackets. Toss them along in your (instert sport here) bag, you you can protect your Racing Jackets all day long!
splatter -
Its large, thick and it has to be for the M frame pro.

I really like my case, as you can keep about 3 pairs of sunglasses and some acessories.
Great for travel if your going to take one case.
Very drurable
Munkfish -
The ONLY way to carry your Pro-M's in safety - can fit a fair few lenses and frames in (as well as the ability to fit other types of Oakley's in as well!)
banarno -
Frame: Gold X
Lens:Gold Iridium
These are designed really for the sportsman.
The First one piece hingeless frame,with removable earsocks.
Interchangeable lenses for total flexiblity, HUGE range of colours means these are a big hit,and continues to keep the big O on the map.
banarno -
Frame:Polished Aluminum

Lens:G26

These are a very clever dedicated sports sunglass not really meant to be worn around town but along with the Racing Jacket they are unsurpassed for any athlete.
Just wonder how many sports men and women have won first prize/gold medals etc wearing these?
Tick -
Frame:Platinum
Lens: Gold Iridium Heater
I love the confidence these instill. you can ride through bugs, sticks, weeds, wind, & dust! Just about anything without having to worry about your eyes at all.
O-TasMiC -
Frame:Black
Lens: + Red Iridium
There are two words that best describe Pro M Frames: Unmistakably Oakley. M Frames are by far the best Oakleys for sports. They are light, and they provide excellent coverage. The + Red Iridium Heater lens is,IMO, the best lens made for the M and Pro M Frame. Its a little darker red and more purpley than ruby, which makes it worth buying, and the size of the Heater lens provides the best coverage of all M Frame lens styles.
Munkfish -
Frame: FMJ 5.56 (Vented)
Lens: Ice Iridium

These are the original Lance Armstrong signatures, and what a pair - lovely coloured lens, US flag on the icons, usual M-frame quality. The signature is a nice touch, and just makes the pair a little different from most. Certainly makes me go faster on the bike ;)
oogie -
The best bag around. Sure, it works best for Pro M and Racing Jackets ... but it is still nice sometimes to throw a pair of x-metals in the bag and have plenty of room!
absolutmuah -
yups a large roomy bag to just toss your glasses into. great esp for m frames(mag & folding), cuz there's no need to squeeze the frames & lens into that tiny little bag anymore
skylinrcr01 -
i like to stick 4 pairs of normal glasses individually bagged into mine!
rsuarez1982 -
I actually don't own an M Frame, but this is very useful for carrying multiple bagged pairs and for cleaning. Basically a cleaning mitt.
straycat40 -
Frame: Pro M Shooting Array
Lens: VR28

The shooting array kit is nice in the fact it comes with a case that stores your glasses and a few extra lenses. At the end of the day, I put my glasses back in the case and toss it into my shooting bag and its safe and sound.

I'm not real keen on the G26 lens. It bothers the crap out of me for some reason. I prefer the VR28 lens 90% of the time. The VR28 works good even in bright sunlight and does not cause me to squint from glare, while giving me excellent contrast on my targets and front sight.

Good stuff.
LEX7 -
Frame:SI Matte Black
Lens:G26 / Grey / Clear
this array is very cool. i really only bought it cos ive been desperate for the G26 lens. the clear is ok but id much prefer if there was a bronze base lens instead of the grey.

i dont really like the feel of M-frames but will definately give these a try next time i go clay pidgeon shooting.
to test out the colour enhancing
banarno -
Frame:
Lens: G26
The G26 is Oakleys most exclusive retail M Frame lens.
It can only be purchased with the Pro M Frame Shooting Array,and is meant for serious shooting activities,and also it heightens contrast for target practice etc.
It is one of the most beautiful lenses to look at too,fading from light green/dark green/blue.
optically superb,razor sharp, very soothing on the eyes,I found myself seeing dust and grime on street signs, that you cannot see with the naked eye, and staring at cloud formations.
EXCELLENT.


yoko -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: G26

I only use this for Target and Clay shooting. Heightens the contrast and the wrap around style cover your eyes from the glaring sun/reflections. The color is also a very nice light to dark green. The only disadvantage wearing it is people on the shooting range tend tp ask you if they can check it out.
american image -
wow , what an exceptional , functional item this is , when you go out and do some serious "head-shake" sport, this along with the M frame is the choice of all oakley eyewear !
good for jet-skiing ( i tried ) kite-surfing ( i saw ) and i guess , many other sports
splatter -
such a cool and ultimatly useful for high impact sports
o-xide -
I love this thing. I got the old school one for an older MFrame and since I like so much, I got me the newer version
o-xide -
I use mine on a racing Jacket and it's fine but the O logo in the back wouldn't center
absolutmuah -
a great accessory.
makes my m frames more secure & gives me peace of mind.

great design & great fit.
Dwcfastrice -
Bought one of these for my trip out to Colorado last spring. I know they're designed for the M-Frame, but they do work with the Crosshair, as well. The unobtanium fids a bit differenly, but it still provides grip at the ears and the strap still holds the glasses in place. Used them while rafting and they gripped better when wet.
TekDragon -
Frame: Blue
Lens: Black
This was my first (and only) pair of M-frames after they overhauled the design. I do like them although they are really tight on my head, which I suppose is a good thing, but they start to really dig in after extended use. I would imagine they work well for biking, motorcycle, and rollerblading. A staple of Oakley's lineup. I think the strike is probably the most popular lens style. Not too big, not too small. I'm sure everybody has at least one pair of M-Frames, if not, get you some.
hexesonxs -
Frame: Joker
Lens: Gold Iridium

I honestly bought these solely for the Joker frames which are unlike anything that Oakley currently makes. They are a tight fit like all of the Oakley sport performance frames but their legendary reputation is well deserved.
Ian -
Frame: White
Lens: Black Iridium

These were the only M-Frames I've ever owned. I picked them up for $40, and never regretted it. They were purpose-built and very functional. My only complaint was that they didn't fold, and it isn't much of a complaint, since they weren't designed to.
adamjmoore -
Frame: Polished Aluminium
Lens: VR28
Obtained these for use when cycling in low light (i.e. through the woods!)I didn't think they would look very good as I've only got a small face. But with the sweep lens suits smaller faces well. They fit like a glove and no matter how many times I crash my bike they just wont shift! If anything I need a clear or HI yellow lens for night riding.
Je_Suis_Oakley -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium
Playing center field for baseball in college, I would not trust anything other than my Pro M Frames. Plenty of coverage for my eyes, even when looking into the sun to find a baseball. You can not beat the snug fit, I never had a problem with these falling off my head.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Red
Lens: Black Iridium Sweep

Since I'm wearing these today I feel compelled to write a review on them.

Very lightweight, durable, and aerodynamic, these shades are superb from start to finish. The once-piece frame utilizing Oakley's three-point fit ensures a secure fit, while the unobtainium earsocks and nosepiece provide superior comfort. Of course, these (M-Frames/Mumbos) were some of Oakleys first sunglasses to utilize HDO, so the optics are excellent as well.

Aesthetically, they are sleek in design and the Sweep lens compliments the contours of the frame very well. Depending on your personal preference you may wish to opt for a lens configuration that provides a bit more coverage (such as the Heater), but for most the Sweep will prove to be adequate.

dmc -
Frame: Black
Lens: VR28

After two warranty replacements because of broken hinges, I finally decided to try the Pro M Frame. Truly a pain in the ass to store, but their bulletproof construction and incredible fit are well worth the compromise.
banarno -
Frame:
Lens:
The sweep lens has to be the most popular Oakley lens ever,as it was with the 1ST Generation M Frame,and even the mumbo,and is still selling well today 18 years later!
Fits virtually all face types.
Excellent for any type of sports,I use this for biking.
Good selection of lens colours for different activities.
Warduke -
Frame: Red
Lens: Black Iridium

I bought a pair of Pro M Frames when they first came out. And after a few years, the frame broke. That's the only reason I didn't give them a rating of 5. These are amazing sunglasses. Very highly recommended.
absolutmuah -
Frame: black
Lens: +red iridium

a much firmer grip is provided byt he pro M frame, though it can be a pain to stow away cuz its not foldable, buti guess its atradeoff. it has never moved on my face, nor slipped when i'm running, cyclng, or rowing so its all good =)
a fantastic colour combination .
TERRORISM -
Frame: Electric Blue
Lens: Grey

The Electric Blue hue is both beautiful and functional, encasing this one-piece frame in a lightweight, metal jacket. Similarly, the Pro M Frame truly epitomizes Oakley's "three-point fit" philosophy: these frames "fit like a glove" as the saying goes. Although the new Radar model - intended to replace the M Frames - may be a bit more snug, I do not forsee these glasses going anywhere in the near future. Quite simply, they are the best of the best when it comes to many sports/outdoor applications. I only wish Oakley would have released this combo with an iridium coated lense (such as black) to further reduce glare (hence the four skulls instead of five). But the fact that the lenses may be easily interchanged keeps this pair well alive.
RubyMars -
Frame: Dark Grey
Lens: G30

A great frame design. Pure Oakley function. It may not be the prettiest thing in the world, but it gets the job done. Plenty of tension in the frame to hold your head. Plenty of Unobtainium to hold even better. The extra venting means absolutely no fogging, even during cold triathalons. Downside of course is that they don't fold, but that's part of the pure function design. A beautiful G30 gets the contrast job done and has the purple reflection from days of old. A big frame that looks odd, not for everyday wear, but who's looking for fashion in this frame?
jumpman73 -
Frame: Pearl
Lens: VR50 to Brown Transition

This was my first experience with the Transitions lens. First off, the frame is beautiful. The Pearl is such a nice looking frame. I didn't like the rootbeer or brown earsocks or nose pads but it'll work. I guess it is consistent with the lens color. The frame itself is very comfortable and lightweight. The transition lens was pretty neat. I felt like it really adjust well to the light conditions, it wasn't too dark or to bright. It really hit the mark well. The only problem I thought was that it didn't change fast enough. Maybe it was a problem with these lenses but it seemed like it took about 5 minutes to actually change. On the other hand, when you use the UV light on it, the change happens a lot faster.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Black Persimmon to Grey Transition

Very nice design, look, and style. I really like wearing these a lot. The frame is very comfortable to wear. I don't really feel like the vents in the frame and the lens do much for me though. The vents in the lens are pretty nice for a hot day on a long ride. These transitions are pretty nice. I just wish it would change faster.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Dark Chrome
Lens: G30 Persimmon

This color scheme is awesome. The Dark Chrome looks real nice and shiny when you are in the sun. I felt like the Dark Chrome could match up better with another lens, but this combo works fairly well. The frame is amazingly light and comfortable. I love this pair.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Dark Grey
Lens: G30


I like this frame a lot and I think the dark grey G30 combo goes fairly well together. This is still my least favorite combo of the Racing Jackets do. The dark grey looks a little different in person. Online I feel like it looks a lot more silver but in person I thought that it looks a lot more grey. This is a great option for people who want a G30 vented lens. The feel of these are very nice and comfortable. Again, eye coverage is excellent.
fullback -
Frame: Dark Grey
Lens: G30

Nice solid frame. I've been snowboarding and running with mine and have yet to encounter any problems with slippage - even during several nasty falls on the slope. Eye coverage is more than enough as the lenses are pretty huge. I thought I would have some problems with the frames touching my cheekbones (I'm Asian), but this is not a problem as the nosebombs provide enough cheek clearance. These are not for normal day to day wear as the lack of hinges are a pain in the butt in terms of storage. These glasses are a must for outdoor training, riding, and running. I would look for a darker lens if you're out in the sun a lot as the G30 allows quite a bit of light in.
Plue -
Frame: Dark Grey
Lens: Fire iridium

Great frame for cycling. I like it even more than my M-Frame. I bought the replacement lenses in fire iridium and put them into the frame with no difficulties.
tburuczky -
Frame: Dark Grey
Lens: G30 Iridium

The design of this frame is awesome. Very unique and very Oakley! Not exactly "pretty", more like "brutal".
The fit is the best thing about these! The best model for sport activities.
The stay on your face, no matter what you do. You can`t shake these off.
The Dark Grey color is great, nothing fancy or bling-bling, still very classy. The G30 is a great lens overall, although a little ineficient in bright light, still excelent in contrast.
TERRORISM -
Frame: New Blue
Lens: VR28 Black

While many contend that the Racing Jacket's design is "ugly", I like to think of the styling as more "sophisticated". In fact, the glasses' architecture is almost reminiscent of a sleek, aerodynamic supercar (such as a high-end Ferrari), featuring air ducts which resemble intake ports. Even the lenses themselves are vented to allow additional airflow and prevent fogging. Another intriguing factor is the hingless frame. Perhaps this was designed from the Pro M Frame (or before?), but the end result is the same: a sturdy pair of shades that are able to withstand the rigors of intense physical activity and not fall off. New Blue and VR28 Black completes this pair with a semi-flashy colorway, yet neutral lenses that are easy on the eyes. Too bad these glasses seem a bit bulky, however. It would have been nice if Oakley would have introduced a smaller, more condensed version for those of us with smaller profiles.


Ian -
Frame:
Lens:

I love these niche sunglasses. I really wish I had a reason to own a pair. They look awesome, they fit well, and they do exactly what they were designed to do.
J Chu -
Frame: Dark Grey
Lens: G30 RX

LOVE these glasses. The G30 lens is a fantastic all around lens that can be used in many situations. The RX cost me a pretty penny but they were worth it. I use them for MTB as well as daily wear outdoor glasses. I have no problem with the hingeless design - they just go on top of my head since I always wear them the days I wear a baseball cap. Super comfortable. They do look a little dorky as street glasses but if you are fit looking you can probably get away with it
TomG -
Frame: Dark Grey
Lens: Vented G30

The only eyewear I use for riding. Frames look awesome, great finish, and lenses are great for most conditions. 2nd favourite in my Oakley collection. I have to admit, I even wear them out at times! I don't care if they look different!! Who wants to fit in!! Shame they have been finished.
O4life -
Frame: dark chrome
Lens:g30
This pair is bad-ass you have to have guts to wear them kinda like the over the top or medusa, needless to say they turn heads
Bigjimb -
Frame: Dark Chrome (?)
Lens: G30 Persimmon

These bad boys are AWESOME. both in my cabinet and out on the street they stand out from all the other Oakleys i have seen in quite a long while. The Dark Chrome has a question mark as they are more of a copper/bronze colour compared to the other Dark Chromes i have seen, but this just adds to their bizarre appearence and serious coolness! have worn these for the last 2 days and had more stares than have ever had before, even when wearing my Pit Boss. People don't ever say anything, just stare at my face lol. i have a large face so whilst these are big, they don't look any bigger on me than my Pit Boss or my X Squared, so they don't look too ridiculous out in town. i think being 6 and a half foot tall, weighing 17 stone, and being covered in tattoos is the main reason i can carry them off, on someone a little more conventional looking i think they would stand out way too much! can't comment on the anti-fog features yet, but i imagine they will work pretty well, although the lense vents do compromise your peripheral vision a little until you are used to them. all round priceless sunnies, have been after some for years and have not been disappointed
dirtjump_boy -
good if u want to go in the water with your R.J. u can also secure them on your neck so if they fell from your head they will hang on to your neck so they won't get lost in the water, like a friend of mine who had lost his M-Frame in the sea
Richie Hatch -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

Look great and super fit...! Nuff said
A-dog -
Frame: Black
Lens: Grey
These glasses are reall nice. The frame feels somewhat heavy when wearing then and the frame itself is pretty large, so they aren't really for people with smaller heads. I like the angular look they have, really almost like a futuristic sports shield. The black on grey is subtle, but they still seems to turn some heads when I'm wearing them at the beach. Overall these are definatly worth the purchase.
Celicagame -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I had been waiting a long time to get these. Every time they came into my store they were on restriction or i didnt have the cash. I love the inmate because they went with anything and when these came out i figured i'd pick up a pair and alternate between the two. Black iridium looks awesome paired with the matte black. Im gonna wear these awhile to break them in,
rsuarez1982 -
Frame: Brushed Chrome
Lens: Dark Bronze

Somehow I had never noticed this pair. I am a fan of shield glasses having the Antix, Batwolf, and Oil Rig II, so when I found these I was anxious to try a pair. eBay scalpers had these priced horribly high but luckily a fellow Member came through on a trade.

I was no rookie to C5, but I found these a bit heavier holding them than what I had/tried on. I found that over an extended period of time, they left red marks on my bridge. Other than that, I didn't even notice the weight on my face. I have a M-L face, and they only had to be *slightly* adjusted to relieve temple pressure. The overall look is what I expected; they have great coverage and of course no distortion. This pair can easily be used for any dress occasion.
MicahS -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Warm Grey
I picked up a pair of these off eBay for a steal. I had wanted a pair of wire frame/shield lens glasses for a while and most of the existing models are Women's frames such as the Dart, Deception and so on.

These are a fantastic looking pair of glasses. A truly futuristic looking frame that can go with just about anything. It has the same type temples as the Inmate, Felon and others. These things will lock onto your head. I have a small-midsized head and they fit pretty well. If you have a large head they may be tight.

My two biggest complaints about this model are A) The lenses are not used replaceable B) The frame is Chinese. With Oakley's history of quickly discontinuing models, and along with them support, lens replacement will most likely be short lived. I find it hard to justify paying full price for a frame made in China (they are listed here for $150 but my local Vault is selling them for $220). If I knew they were made by Americans in America I wouldn't think twice about it.

I'd give them about a 3½ if we could score half points.
DoctorCrip -
I really like the way these look. The white ones remind me of the brochures and ads while the black ones remind me of the older-style, and much more artistic, black boxes with the picture of the glasses on them. Very well done, of course.
o-xide -
This keeps me pretty warm and I like the design in it. the word oakley in the back is hard to see but I like it the way it is.
Farlius -
Color: Red/White

I have a Red/White driver of this one, with a scatter skull. Serves the purpose as a cover well and the white matches my white bag. The skull does give that extra 'badass' look, at least until I reveal my beat up driver underneath. I don't golf a whole lot, but this serves it's purpose, and matches my Oakley golf gloves.
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