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Tick -
Black & Red
At home at the racetrack but also a smart choice for the aspiring arsonist or drunken bonfire attendee.
Zero -
When I first saw Oakley's racing footwear line in oakley.com, I could"nt sleep that night. After a couple of years pimping my Toyota, trying to make it look like something from 'The Fast and the Furious', I never had the shoes to match. Now I have the entire line sans the Race Mid. The Race Boot embodies the best of all the models, the amazing sole, hi cut design, velcro straps, screaming logos and most of all - Carbon-X technology. The soles just feel natural on the pedals and makes for a more satisfying driving experience, or is it just me? Whatever the reason, they feel great! But they're not without it's cons. I believe these shoes were never intended to be walked or stood on for a long time. The lack of cushioning could cause pain on your heels after a couple of hours around the mall. So I employed insoles to address that problem. Now I've never tried exposing the material to direct fire. I guess I'll just trust Oakley that when I crash into a Petrol tanker, I'll be rest assured that I'll still have great-looking feet.
Oakley Shoe Fan -
Although got the blue/grey colour, blue and black/white, i wear these as a going out shoe, not as a race boot. Truly great, best grip by far. Not hard on feet at all.
LEX7 -
Frame: Bengal
Lens: Gold Iridium

These are soooo cool for when your riding your bike, super comfortable and a perfect fit so they wont fall off while your biking.
WARNING you will get stared at when your wearing these very cool RARE Oakleys.
oogie -
Frame: Black
Lens: Gold
I would give the Racing Jackets as a whole a strong 4 or 5 rating. But these Gen 1 RJs have one majore drawback: they are significantly larger than the RJs that followed. So while I have one pair of each, I always wear my 5.56 RJs over these, since they look much sleeker and less bulkier.
Dann -
Frame: Red Tiger
Lens: Black

One of my holy grails. I paid a pretty penny for these, but it was worth it. The Red Tiger is an insane frame color, and not one to be repeated any time soon. Grab these if you can.
Tick -
Frame: bengal
Lens: black
My wife always says "why do you wear those huge things"? And I think how many peoples sunglasses actually get noticed by everyone? Not many. But these do & I'm proud of them.
Scot -
Frame: Bangel/Black
Lens: Black Iridium
Was never quite sure whether these were real or not until I found this site. I picked them up on Ebay back in 2002 or so. I used to use them for cycling a bit until I got my M-frames. The Bangel color is bad ass when you come flying down a trail or road. They fit well with a helmet, and give good covereage against wind and light. Kind of a pain to store/cary because of the size and hingeless design, but a Pro M-Frame/Racing Jacket case does the job. Might have to bring these back out of retirement on those sunny days!
Ed -
Frame: Red Tiger
Lens: Persimmon

No doubt these are Oakley glasses... no one else would be able to pull this off. As said in other reviews, these frames are huge. They look absolutely ridiculous on me. However, the one-piece, non-folding frame and bold styling are perfect examples of Oakley ingenuity.

The Red Tiger frame is unique and beautiful. It's too bad wild designs like this don't sell, making it unlikely that Oakley will make these ever again (except for athletes and other custom jobs). I think the frame looks better with Black Iridium lenses, but I could only find it with Persimmon. It doesn't look horrible, but the orange and red together don't quite work. Perhaps VR28 would have looked better.
Ed -
Frame: Bengal
Lens: Black Iridium

This color combination works much better than the Red Tiger/Persimmon. The Black Iridium complements the black tiger stripes perfectly. Racing Jackets have the most unique nosebombs in the Oakley line-up. Unlike the smooth Unobtainium pieces on other glasses, RJ nosebombs have an 'O' at the center that radiates out in ripples to the edges. Very distinctive.
O-TasMiC -
Frame: Bengal
Lens: Black/Gold Iridium
Very Cool, priceless set of Oakley Jackets. As previously stated, first gen RJs are Gigantic, and I would have to say that is their only flaw. If you are a serious collector, you cannot do without the Bengal RJs.
O-TasMiC -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Gold Iridium
Great for biking, running, driving, sleeping, eating, prety much anything. The Jet Black frame looks better with Black Iridium though.
LUSCIOUS -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Gold Iridium

My first pair ever. Saw Rodman in one of these back in 1997. Love the 1st generation... they fit a bit bigger than the new ones. Comfortably bigger. Versatile too; worn them snowboarding... worn them driving in the city, and with an easy switch of a lens to a vented one and a slash kit, you've got yourself a Water Jacket.
LEX7 -
Frame:Red Tiger
Lens:Persimmon/Black Iridium

My long awaited second pair of tiger Racing jackets, this awesome combo is red and black tiger stripes instead of the orange in the bengal frame, these are such great glasses and and offer alot of protection for the eyes because they are so big (bigger than Gen 2 racing jackets)
TekDragon -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Gold
I always thought these were a great example of Oakley design. I'm thinking of getting rid of this pair and finding a second generation frame because these are just a touch to big for me. If anyone is interested in a trade, let me know! They are one of the most comfortable pairs I own.
DisturbedEarth -
Frame: Bengal
Lens: Black

These things are HUUUUGE...even on my big head. The fact that they are a one piece design make them a pain to transport or wear casually...combine that with the rarity of the Bengal and these are pretty much a display only piece for me....Having said that - the other Bengal variations are on the list for collection. This pair came out of Singapore.
erol -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Gold Iridium

For some reason i had let the RJs slip under my radar for a number of years until i felt the need to get myself a pair. I found a pair for a good price and jumped. This was before i knew that there existed two generations of RJs and i got the first gen one. That maybe why they protected my eyes very good but also why they slipped down my nose during riding my roadbike and mountainbiking. A bit large yes but not uncomfortably so. The gold iridium is best suited for bright, sunny days or for use in snowy areas since it blocks light almost too good.
Unfortenately since they don´t fold up (which is good for fit) i got in the habit of stuffing them in my helmet-vents. Worked reasonably good on road-rides but much worse when mtb:ing. One rocky descent later and i reach for my glasses which hang on in my helmet... i think. Nope, gone. I remember riding through som areas where branches hung low but no matter how much i backtrack i couldn`t find them.

If you got `em, hold on to them and make sure you store them in a safer way than i did.
dirtjump_boy -
Frame: any
Lens: any

Plus: Excelent design and functional for sports. i like the new ones (smaller) with the vented lenses
Minus: two words=> two big
O-bandit -
Frame: Red Tiger
Lens: Black Iridium

if you don´t have a bike it´s probably not yours.
okay you can do what ever you want with these but i think it´s just the right pair for riding a bike....
the style is cool with the tiger design and the lenses are 0815 but it´s an eye-catcher if you wear it!
the fit is right for normal people and it´s covered the eyes pretty well.
and the style is a must have for collectors :o)
Anto -
Frame: Red Tiger
Lens:Persimmon
Just got these. I must say out of these & the Jawbone / New Racing Jacket i much prefer the old ones when it comes to biking. That wrap round & shaping of the frame top & bottom allows them to sit closer to the face & the ports seam to work better than the vented lens in the Jawbone. All in all an excellent pair for a specific job.
Dann -
Frame: Blue
Lens: +Red
The Racing Jackets have an interesting design. They do not hinge, and therefore cannot be folded up and placed anywhere neatly. They are meant for bike racing exclusively, so this feature isn't a problem unless you wear them elsewhere. I find it's hard to bring them places because of the lack of convenience, but as glasses they are pretty nice. The +Red makes everything a bluish tint, and is good for bright light and some darker areas, but not indoors or past evening. The frame sparkles slightly if you look close enough, and has vents to keep the lens from fogging up. However, I found these to actually fog up the most unless you're moving constantly.
gmt -
Frame: Dark Chrome
Lens: G30 Persimmon
These are perfect for everykind of sport. I use them just for my roadbike or MTB. Perfect fit, comfortable. Also the Dark Chrome frame color combi is one of the best I have ever seen. The lenses are also cool...nice for cloudy conditions.
BiGCoB -
Frame: jet black
Lens: black Iridium

I first bought its for my brother. He used them mainly for mountain biking, but he finally offered me back his pair because he didn't use them anymore. They have been a lot used, not to say abused. When I got them back, the lens were full of dirt, and once I cleaned that up, the inside of the lens was totally scratched. As I've not been able to find some replacement lens, I kept them as they were.
Since then, I've been using them for cycling, running, paragliding and sometimes, just for everyday activity. I admit that they do there job very well. The holes in the frame which I suppose are done for preventing the fog from appearing are functional as far as you are in movement, but if you stop moving, fog begins to appear. The lack of hinge make the frame not very practical to put in a bag, but it also gives the frame an awesome fit. The big Unobtainium ear-socks ensure a perfect grip and they will never get off from your face unless you decide it.
Compared to the M-Frame, the field of view is not as good, but they still have a very good covering and an optimal clarity.

Beside the practical aspects, the racing jacket are just awesome concerning their design. The global design added to the holes in the frame make them look a bit aggressive. That said, they will not be the best glasses for an everyday activity pair if you like to keep discreet, and you'll reserve its for sports only.


o-xide -
Frame: FMJ Platinum
Lens: Gold
I got rid of my original one because it was too big then I finally got the smaller version with Blue/ black then I swapped it with a vented VR28 and put the Slash kit to make it look like a water jacket. You need this for jet skiing and high speed activities. It has lots of vented holes which also shapes like an O..real cool!
oogie -
Frame: FMJ Platinum & FMJ 5.56
Lens: Gold & Black

Again, for what these are, Racing Jackets are great! A hinge-less frame design certainly comes with some bulkiness and convenience issues (no more so than overthetop). However, the overall vented frame look is sleek and sharp! Superb for sports! Full coverage to keep sunlight from sneaking in the sides, great field of vision.
brian -
Frame: Red
Lens: Black
This is a great athletic eyewear piece. The exhaust ports were a brilliant idea by Oakley. They keep the lenses from fogging up and are great for all kinds of sports. I use mine for riding my bike to playing softball.
O-TasMiC -
Frame: Black
Lens: Gold Iridium
Love my Racing Jackets. I am a runner, but I do a little biking as well, and the Racing Jackets are my glasses of choice as far as athletic activities go. The Gold Iridium lenses are, in my opinion, one of the best oakley makes. The Ram-air surge ports do actuly keep the lenses from fogging up to certain extent, although when it comes to the lenses getting smuged with sweat, your on your own. The frame wraps firmly around my face better than any of my other oakleys, and the unibatainium nosebombs add to the traction. One con that could also be considered a pro is the hingless earstems. Overall these are great glasses
05xmetalxx -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: GOLD IRIDIUM

I had these BTO from oakley, the silver with gold is very striking. I have had these for about 5 years and absolutely love them. Everyone takes a second look, and I love when the young kids say cool glasses! The optics are incredible, the fit is great and the look amazing. With a larger face and high nose bridge, these were one pair that fit my face well. If you like to stand out in a crowd, these will do it!
banarno -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: Gold Iridium
A dedicated sports sunglass not really meant to be worn around town but along with the Pro M Frame they are unsurpassed for any athlete.
Just wonder how many sports men and women have won first prize/gold medals etc wearing these?
O-minous -
Frame: Dark Grey
Lens: G30

Got these to wear out on the water, while the fit/coverage is good, the G30 non-polar lenses are not very effective at cutting out reflected glare. It's a shame(and surprising) that there aren't any polarized lens options for the RJ. Styling is 'extreme' for sure and the non-folding arms mean they'll take up plenty of precious display space, if that's where they end up.
BrianJ1888 -
Frame:
Lens:
To clarify the previous poster's review, you CAN get polarized lenses for the Racing Jacket. The polarized options are listed as Water Jacket Lenses.
Pretty Hatemachine -
Frame: Black
Lens: Gold Iridium
I bought these for MTB, use them for all athletics, and even wear them about for your average everyday. They have a great wraparound and filter out the sun and glare better than any of my other Oakleys. I love them, and get comments about the coolness of 'em at Starbucks. How can ya beat that? Very lightweight. They have a great "too cool for school" factor as well, and are handy for mornings-after hiding of shall we say, nights of fun, i.e. hangovers. They do smudge easily, but that would be the nitpickiest of gripes. Boss glasses.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Red
Lens: Grey

This is an awesome pair of shades. I didn't know how well they would fit me but they fit so good and are so comfortable and light. The style is so awesome too. I love the red frame. It is just so bold and stands out.
Ijon__Tichy -
Frame:
Lens:
I really like these.

They look nicer than the actual mframe, fit awesome, are light and cheap.

My nr.1 is still the old mframe - but these are really close, nr.2 in the sports field.

The only neg point: I HATE THE NOSEBRIDGE "OAKLEY"-SIGN. But fortunately the newer RJ's don't have these anymore.
adrian13 -
Frame: fmj 5.56
Lens: black iridium

these frames were huge!!! superb coverage especially in the blazing sun. great for beach volleyball, sailing, not just cycling. v lightweight so u don't remember u have them on. would be much better if they came with vented lens like the water jacket. only problem is the fmj frames tend to discolor so they now look silvery bronze.
Mooreoakley -
Frame: FMJ
Lens: + red iridium
Love the glasses, fit well, as i have a large melon, look great, they are super comfortable to wear, always get lots of comments, and the rare compliment!!!
oakdays -
Frame: Black
Lens: Gold Ir
I don’t do bike riding my self but I use this pair of glasses to run play catch or in the out field when playing baseball, thy have an amazing grip on my face they, they don’t go any were and the color of lens is perfect I love the contrast w/ the gold ir every one makes fun of me when im wearing them, and my friends call them the “ventilators” but I still rock them proudly

TERRORISM -
Frame: New Blue
Lens: +Red Iridium

Although I'll probably never own a pair of Racing Jackets, I must give credit where it's due. Similar to the Pro M Frames, the Racing Jackets incorporate a secure, one-piece frame with Oakley's three-point fit, resulting in a rigid yet stable pair of eyewear. The frame contours are sleek, smooth, aerodynamic, and aesthetically appealing to the eye - especially with the built-in "air flow ports". New Blue with +Red Iridium further showcases one of the most heralded color combos ever in this pair.

If only Oakley had made these in an "S" (small) version, I would have bought a truckload.
gene -
Frame:Polished Black
Lens: VR28 Blue Iridium

The frame color combo is awesome. Very lightweight plus the racing strap will keep the glasses on your face. I am not sold with the VR28 blue iridium lens though. It may be usefull on gloomy or overcast days but it will give you headaches on bright sunny days. Overall I like this frame and I might install +Red Iridium Polarized to make this pair really stand out.
flyer -
Silver w/Black Iridium vented, and Fire polarized, vented.
A very comfortable, capable, and practical cycling "Jacket".
Heavier than the M frame, it is more protective by virtue of the Switchlock jaw system, which also provides for easy cleaning. It's ideally suited for mountain biking, rather than road cycling, as the brow bar is rather intrusive, in the drops.
I find the lens vents do manage to minimise condensation and crud intrusion in most situations.
Awsome anti-bee gear!
Jay_X_Bee -
Color: Black / Red.

Good shoe for MTB. That is maybe why there is now a lock version of it.
Plan-B -
Pro: Looks sweet. Supreme comfort. Slips on and off without tying untying laces.
Con: Discontinued!

On a whim last year, I picked up a pair in Brown/New Khaki last year on Ebay. These are the absolute best shoes I've ever worn in my life. And I don't make that statement likely. Unlike my less than glowing review of the "Lock" version for clipless mountain biking, the standard version has none of the weaknesses. They have no hotspots. I get tons of compliments on these shoes. I don't think Oakley has made a better looking shoe. If there was a way I could find overstock of these shoes lying around in a warehouse somewhere, I'd easily buy a few more pairs to keep them as backups.
o-xide -
The design is too regular looking. It doesn't stand out Oakley. If it wasn't Oakley then I'd say its a nice shoe
T -
Great shoe for everyday wear, great looks although somewhat subdued, comfortable. Too bad it was discontinued, I'd get another pair if I could... Have the black ones and wasn't such a fan of the light gray laces so re-laced them with black ones for a more stealthy look...
Raymond Karlsson -
Frame: Radar Crystal Black
Lens: G 40 and Black Iridium Path

Add a clear lens for night riding and you have a complete (road) bike riding combo. Oakley have a bunch of fantastic lens colours but these are fine combinations. Enough difference between them.
Raymond Karlsson -
Frame:Radar any colour
Lens: Clear, Persimmon and Grey
I have the luxury (or madness) of owning most of the available Oakley Radar lenses. Standard, Iridium, Polarized,Photochromic and rx versions. However, check these three babies out! They cover most needs. At least one doesn't really need any other lenses if one match these with existing conditions. I have lots of confidence in window (clear), orange (persimmon) and "dark" (grey). Try between them in any possible condition! I should mention that I ride a lot of roadbike when using them. Have a lot of the latest tints (+ Red Iridium, VR 50 and G30) but I must say that I stick to the threesome above.
RT -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: G30 Iridium Path Vented

Quite simply, Oakley has done it again. Functionally, they're just about perfect. They are so light that you almost forget that they're there, and they grip so well, they won't fall off no matter what. I'd even feel secure wearing these kayaking. The lens provides a completely unobstructed field of view; the little post that connects the nose bombs to the frame do not block the view at all. The vents aren't a gimmick; they definitely add a bit of cooling flow to keep sweat at bay a bit. Also, even though the Path lens is the smallest of the three lens shapes in the Radar line, there's still minimal exposure.

Style-wise, I think these are the best looking single lens glasses I have ever seen. I think that's partly because of the nose bomb post: it looks almost like a dual lens set. The other contributing factor is Oakley's organic design language, which just works really well. It's a chunkier look than the M Frame, for sure, but I think it blows the M Frame away in style.

The G30 lens is solid compromise lens: it's only a 30% tint, so it's great for early morning and late afternoon/early evening or in partly cloudy/overcast days, but you're not going to kill your eyes if you're caught out with it mid day. It's kind of fun to look through this lens: everything look great, with excellent contrast and depth-of-field enhancement. The iridium coating darken the pink of the base lens just enough so it's not too flashy. The reflection is subtle; there's still some, but people can still see your eyes. Also, the hydrophobic coating is for real; water just rolls off, and these clean up real easy.

There are only two 'problems' I have with the Radar: (1) First, they're not available with enough lenses. Of course, they just came out, but I can't wait until I can pick up some really cool accessory lenses. Second, I don't know why they call these 'golf specific;' the vents makes it seem to me that these would be better suited to feel like they'd be better suited to active sports like running and biking than the solid lens would be, though I guess the defogging aspect makes it worthwhile for golf as well.

I really can't recommend these enough.
Patrick -
Frame: Polished Aluminium
Lens: Gold Iridium

What can I say. Just excellent. Colours work really well together. Radars are great. They're so cool. Very satisfied with what I got.
american image -
nice shoe , but a bit to heavy. fit and comfort a great. looks are same as the normal RADAR , which is excellent
conclusion ; must have
brooklyn -
Color: black

These are Oakleys first cycling shoe so I had to buy them. The sole is not as stiff as a traditional cycling shoe so there is some flex under hard pedaling. The shoe is intended for urban/downhill riders. I found them to be kind of tight and boxy but i think that is just the extra padding in the shoe. If you are looking for a clipless cycling shoe that you can walk in and you are a oakley fan I would buy them. Thats what i did!
Zero -
When you're a recreational MTB rider, be it on the streets or on the trail, you'd do a lot of walking as well as riding, and this is where Radar Lock shines through. A well designed regular Oakley shoes with cleats thrown in, and it doesn't feel like an afterthought at all. Efficient, reliable pedaling on various conditions and comfortable and stylish off-bike. Another product which made me love the company more. And the coolest name second only to 'Elite Special Forces Standard Issue Assault Boot'.
Plan-B -
Pro: Looks like a normal shoe.
Con: Heavy. Hot spots make it uncomfortable for long rides.

For the money, they're decent shoes. You can spend a hundred bucks and get a more dedicated mountain shoe but they may not be as versatile as these. They look like regular skate shoes since they're based of the old Radar shoes. If you have a road bike, you can use these also and not look too dorky if you stop at the local coffee shop.

Compared to other shoes I've checked out in stores, these are a bit on the heavy side. The cleat well isn't recessed as deep as I'd like either for a street-based shoe. Depending on the surface of the ground, you're always grinding your cleat.

The sole is a love it or hate it affair. It's a grippy rubber so on most terrain, you can walk around normally. But if you're hiking it up a hill, the street-based tread likes to slip.

The only thing I really dislike about these shoes are the hot spots. The toe cap isn't roomy enough and my pinky toes always feel like they've been in a vice on rides that last any more than 90 minutes or so. It's not so bad on cold days, but when it gets hot and your feet swell, they're miserable after just half an hour.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Retina Burn
Lens: Fire

Someone has to thank the design team at Oakley for bringing back retro colors like these. Similar to some of the colors used in the Razorblades, the Retina Burn paired with Fire Iridium commands attention. Even though this color scheme may not match many outfits, it combines current design with characteristics of Oakley's heritage and innovation. Adding to the appeal of this piece is its exclusivity of only 500 pairs made.

DisturbedEarth -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Yellow/Black Irridium

This is truly a superior design. After my first pair - these were a necessary purchase. The Livestrong colorway matches my truck and how could you not support such a great cause... It is a win/win situation.
Pez -
Frame:Jet Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
After my extensive review of the Blue Iridium/White Chrome Radars I think anyone can see that the Radars have quickly become my new favorites. Knowing this fact my wonderful wife bought another pair for me for my birthday. She *tried* to keep it from me, but didn't know which ones to buy (path? pitch? range? it can be pretty daunting to pick the right ones.) So she had me come with her to pick them out. Without further adieu, onto my review:

What more can I say about these that I already haven't said about the blue irid's? I want to highlight some of the differences between the two. For one the Black lenses tint is surprisingly "old school" The tint is less like the Black Iridium on, say, the Juliets and more like the Black Iridium on the Zero .3's. If you are unfamiliar with the differences let me try to summarize, the Juliets or most other models with newer black lenses have a hint of green. The old black irid's have a very cool and more neutral coloration (and I mean "cool" as in color temperature, not "cool" like the Fonz). They seem to be preferred by most, including myself, because of this.

As a result of the more neutral coloration they do not have aberrations in color from the sides to the middle of the lens. For instance depending on which part of the Blue iridium lenses you look through you may see more yellowish tint, perhaps a bit of pink through the side, and persimmon as well. Very trippy in a way that the lens can vary so much in hue just by looking through different parts. If you're not following me, try a pair out at a store and you should notice it right away. In the case of the Black iridium polarized the color is much more even in this respect.

As far as the frames the lack of the FMJ coating makes for a much quieter frame. The FMJ's tend to make creaking noise when flexed. A very small detail in the scheme of things, but none the less for some this may be cause for concern. I find that the fit is consistent between the two.

Any way I wanted to point out that the reason I bought these is because I wanted a darker tint and after reading this: http://www.o-review.com/forum_detail.asp?ID=8110 I decided against ordering just lenses as I would be very paranoid about changing the lenses all the time.

I think anyone that is an avid outdoorsman or sportsman understands that one needs different Shades for different lighting conditions. The Blue irid's are great for low light/medium light conditions and the black pols are great for medium to extremely bright conditions. You can't go wrong with either or, but having both has major advantages.
adrian13 -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Black Iridium polarized

Plus points:Amazingly lightweight, snug comfy fit, great protection and coverage, oh so cool, polarized lenses are superbly clear to look through, water oil fingerprints come off easily and a case thrown in. What more can one ask for? I'm sold!!!

Note: Only medium and above faces need apply. That is, if you intend to wear them. With all the collectors here, who knows? Wonder if they'll ever come up with an Asian fit. Most Asians I know will probably find the nose pieces a little too large. The extra nose piece provided seems to be of the same size.

Minus points: Lenses are rather big, even for the Path which is supposedly the smallest lens of the lot. Wonder how many people can actually the Range and Pitch.
Jeremy -
Frame: Retina Burn
Lens: Fire Iridium
After seeing that Oakley had released the colour worn by David Millar in this years TdF I had to have these glasses, however,
I personally feel that Oakley have taken a step back from the M-frames in designing these glasses.
Redesigning the M-frame must have been difficult for Oakley. As anyone who has used the M-frame will know, Oakley had hit upon perfection in the world of sports sunglasses. Yes it looked geeky, but it performed so well.
However, the new Radar frame does not in my opinion work as well as the good m-frame. Whilst it undoubtedly looks the bees knees in my chosen colour way (so 80s!) it just doesn't provide the coverage of the M-frame. Furthermore the lens are more difficult to change.

Overall however, they are still miles ahead of most other sunglasses, which all seem to feel or look cheep in comparison.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Radar Path
Lens: Jet Black/Black Iridium Polarized

Lightweight, durable, and comfortable are the three best words to describe this pair. Oakley's latest rendition to the M-Frame family pairs the aesthetics of some of the older-generation model glasses (i.e. Razorblade) with a new design. A soft (shelled) case with an extra nosepiece is also included. In the soft case there's room for an extra lens as well, should you choose to purchase one. The highpoint of these glasses (besides the fact that they're Oakley and provide outstanding optics and visual protection) is their extreme level of comfort/fit. They fit like a glove and the redesigned nosepiece literally feels like a small pillow on the bridge of your nose. Unfortunately, the lens shapes are rather dull compared to what the M-Frames offer... and unless you've got at least a "medium" sized profile, you'll find that the lenses are simply too large - even the Path, which are the smallest of the array. Oakley needs to seriously consider redesigning the lenses and offering some for those of us who have smaller heads. Overall, however, an excellent pair of shades!
Pez -
Frame: White Chrome
Lens: Blue Iridium
I have played with my Radars for about a month now. I used them extensively in Maui for everything from hanging out on the beach to crashing through waves at high speeds to horse back riding. Let me start by dispelling any potential myths about these. First of all these are not 100% hydrophobic or oil phobic.

They do greatly reduce the amount of water that can collect on them and as an added benefit greatly reduce the effect of oil on the lense. Instead of smudging oils tend to condense into smaller "streaks". This has an effect of reducing the annoyance caused by normal oils collecting on the lense.

As far as water on the lense let me reiterate, these do not eliminate water from collecting completely. What happens is that most water on the lense rolls off. There is a tendency for really small droplets to remain. This has much less effect on your ability to see through the lense than with any other sunglasses I have worn. In other words these lenses are effective, but not perfect.

One thing I would like to add is that because of the fact that you are less annoyed by oil and water you will clean these a lot less. This has the added benefit of less chance to scratch your lenses. Also cleaning off oil and water is significantly easier with the lense coating.

Frame construction is like none other. It definitely shows its "M-frame heritage" with its quasi-hammerstem look, but adds quite a few things that in my opinion are lacking from M-frame. The Radars have a much wider earstem profile which adds a fair amount of grip and surface area which will increase the over all strength of their grip. A fair warning on these is that they are a tight fit. They loosen up a bit over time, but they are not the most comfortable pair if you are wearing for extended periods of time, say 6 hours. That's not to say they are uncomfortable, it's just that I can think of plenty other shades I'd rather wear for that long (please keep in mind that these are sport specific and are intentionally designed to have a snug fit).

The nose-piece is significantly more robust than that of the m-frame giving a bridge from the nose piece to the frame. This has an effect of stabilizing the entire frame rather than allowing it to bounce up and down on your nose. You have two options for the nose piece which also lead to a better fit. If you have a flatter facial profile than you will definitely appreciate this as most common complaint I hear about M-frame is that the fit is poor with more "Asian" faces.

The earstems themselves seem to be attached with a metal rod through top to bottom insuring that they do not break away like the M-frames would if stressed. I can tell the frame is extrodinarily flexible and don't worry that they would break. This also lends itself to a more secure fit.

The most obvious difference between these and the M-frames is the surge port on either side of the earstems. The website says "The aerodynamic design includes surge ports that channel a cooling flow of air, an essential for the heat of competition."

I can say 100% without a doubt that I have no idea if they actually do any of that and I have worn them extensively. Being that they are all of a fraction of an inch thick I have my doubts that a surge port does much of anything, let alone a cooling effect. The only "cooling" effect I got was when people would say "those are cool" perceptions aside, I'm sure Oakley did their homework with the decision to include this rather eclectic feature on these, but I fail to see the real world benefit.

I really give these 4 1/2 stars because the lenses on mine are not coated 100% there is a slight lack of iridium coating on the left portion of the lense which leads to slight color differential from left to right, but it's hardly noticable. Perhaps just a case of first shipment blues. One of the problems of being an early adopter. ***update*** I was able to get the lenses replaced and they have full coverage on the iridium coating and much more even on coloration looking through the lenses as a result. They are now perfect! I now give these 5 stars with no reservations.

All that said I think these a spectacualar follow up to Oakleys famous M-frames. Rather than a step side ways they are a clear step up. How do you follow up the most successful pair of sunglasses on the planet? I think that's the question Jim Jannard and crew asked themselves. Their answer was a loud and proud Radar.
cpsswat -
Frame: metallic red
Lens: + red iridium

i was never a big fan of the mono lens glasses like the m-frame. i decided to try the radar because of all the new technology that went in to there making.

the frame is considerably more flexible then most of the older o mater frames. it seems to conform better to your head and temples with no real pressure points that i have had at times for some of the other o mater. i also like the design of the arms they blend nicely to the lenses. the "vents on the side i think are more of a gimmick but that said it dose give the glasses a different look that is understated but noticeable.

the lenses are great as always the XYZ optics is one thing that Oakley dose great. the interchangeability is a great feature and for a person that only has one pair it would be the one. the hydrophobic coating is another great feature of the lenses that help in keeping them clean and for someone that never takes his glasses of that is a plus.

The glasses are a great light weight flexible pair that feel good and look good with all the right features. It is just to bad that the + red iridium has been discontinued but the rest of the radar line up is just as nice.
tb2000 -
Frame: jet black
Lens: iridium polarized


I was VERY impressed first, outstanding fit and clean lens hours after long runs. That’s something my M frame could offer due to my face structure and lack of good oil /water resistance on lens.

However, I’ve started noticing that these are very “squeaky” sunglass. Not sure why, but I keep this squeaky noise coming from the temple. It’s really annoying since I run almost everyday with my new RADAR on, and last thing I want is damn noise coming close to my head. Because of that problem I give 3.

Mac -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Black Polarized Iridium

Okay, first up and foremost, I am a City Council worker in one of the harshed climate cities in Australia known as Kalgoorlie. Not only is it one of the most renouned gold capitals in the world, it is the home of blistering heat and red dust. Both of which caused me to think about purchasing a pair of sunglasses for the job. (Thank goodness for tax write offs, because these weren't cheap!)

But might I add... Worth every penny. Immediately, I loved the comfort of the frame and the coverage of the lenses. (I purchased the Radar Path pair) Not too tight, even for my big head and enough lense coverage to deal with all angles of sunglare.

Almost weightless on my face, they were comfortable to wear all day. The polarized lenses helped me in my day to day routines and protected my eyes so much so that I wasn't as mentally tired at the end of a hard days work.

Although not entirely dust repelling, it served it's purpose well. The coating on the polarized lenses definitely kept me from wiping my glasses down myself. Water easily tends to bead off more than my other pairs of Oakley's and no matter how hard I sweat, it never once fogged up on me. Which is amazing considering the Radar's weren't even vented.

Overall, a worthy purchase no matter how much you buy them for. They will be worth every penny and provided you take care of them, will serve it's purpose well in easing your eyes after a hard day's yakka.
Airborne -
Frame: Retina Burn
Lens: Fire

These are truly deserving of their status as the next-gen M-Frame. The Radar has an amazing fit; the level of comfort exceeds that of the M-Frame. The new hydro lenses are great, and the Path shape looks better than any previous M-Frame shape. For cycling, they can't be beaten. They're the best sunglasses I've ever used for that purpose, hands down.

I subtracted a star because for me, they're not as good for running. For some reason, on my head, they bounce while running. That's a deal-breaker. I'll stick with my Half Jackets for running, but these babies will take the cake for cycling.
mbrogz3000 -
Frame: Retina Burn
Lens: Fire Iridium (Path)

My Story: It took me a year, but I finally found a reason to purchase Radar. I tried them on in a SGH when they first came out, but the lackluster variety and the fact they didn't have the Path lens turned me off. Even with trips to various O-stores, I didn't really care to look at Radar. When I read that Retina Burn came out, I was somewhat reserved like I usually am with all new Oakley styles and colors. But new styles and colors sometimes grow on you, without you owning them. Then it suddenly strikes you that you gotta get them. For me, this color combo is partially responsible for my love and loyalty to the Brand. I was probably 10 or 12 years old...whenever Razor Blades were readily available and popular, and this was one of the color combos. I remember seeing people with them on and thinking how awesome and cool the glasses looked, and also how I couldn't afford them when I found out they were $120-$130. I realized this was the opportunity to own the color I've always wanted in a highly functional frame.

Frame: Simply stated, Radar is the best fitting sport/safety/military glass available on the market. Period. They feel like they are clamped to my head, more so than M-Frame. As many of you already know, the O-Matter itself is comprised of revised ingredients which provide more flexibility than ever while increasing resilience and structural rigidity. For those concerned with the nosepiece, its just as strong as the rest of the frame, and breakage should never be an issue unless your glass already has an internal crack or bubble from the factory. Using the nosepiece to lock the lens into place alongside the standard M-Frame securing solution is just brilliant. The intake ports on the ear stems appear to be a non-issue as well in terms of weakening the frame as the amount of material around the ports is more than enough. The top brim of the frame is thick and flat like the Flak Jacket, and aids in blocking the sun during the peak hours of the day.

Lens: For me, the Path lens is the only of the three that looked good and while providing plenty of coverage. Pitch and Range are just silly to me. Retina Burn is currently the only Radar that offers Fire Iridium as a standard lens. I already knew that the hydrophobic coating worked as claimed. Fire is arguably the worst lens to clean, and the hydrophobic makes it cleanup just like Black Iridium. Not much else to say about the lens. Path is the best looking, and we all know about the unbeatable clarity and safety of Oakley HDO lenses.

Style: It looks like Radar was primarily styled for cyclists, as the frame appears to 'flow' very well with high end bike helmets. The frame colored nosepiece assembly is definitely a nice touch. Radars are not something your going to wear everyday, or use as your go-to pair. However, the neon green frame with orange lens is so Oakley, and more importantly is so me when I don't care when people stare. In an age where its extremely tough to make things look futuristic, Oakley has successfully pulled it off with the Radar. It took a year of getting used to, but I like them. The fact that a got a limited production of a radical colorway (which I think is serialized #136 ?) makes it even sweeter.
Revolution -
Frame: Jet Black with Yellow - Livestrong
Lens: Black Iridium

My First M-Frames. And I am loving every minute of it. I was skeptical about getting these frames due to the size and look. But once you try it, you like it. I definately trying M-frames on before you purchase them. These come with a great soft case. Great for running, biking, casual use whatever. The colour combination works also. Nice finish, solid and light. I am looking forward to adding more M-frames to my growing collection.
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Dave -
Frame: White Chrome
Lens: G20 Blk Irid.

The Radars are a sweet frame no doubt but I had to send the White Chrome frames in for an exchange TWICE because the layer of the anodised FMJ coating started to peel off the nose bridge area after changing lenses.Oakley admitted that the finish is not a durable one and they recommended me to choose the Jet Black instead. No problems with these ones but I think there must be a lot of disatisfied customers of the Radar who bought the White Chrome (along with the Polished Aluminum and Plasma,etc) and often change lenses. It's a shame cause IMO the White Chrome is one of the best colors in the Radar range.
Ramond Karlsson -
Frame: Jet Black, Chrystal Black, Polished Aluminium,Metallic Blue
Lens: Grey, Black Iridium, Clear, Persimmon, VR 28, VR 28 rx, Ice Iridium, G40 - all Path.

Sturdy sportsglasses. More flexible than M Frame and up for real tough activities, be it work or exercise. Easy to change lenses.
If you demand prescription eyewear and want a few colours to change between. pick your favorite in the rx version and the rest in the standard versions. Use contact lenses with the latter and save some money.
daven2505 -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Polarized Positive Red

These Radars are now my glasses of choice when out on the road bike. The Positive red lens is just about the best ive ever worn & ive been wearing ONLY Oakleys since 1985 when I brought two pairs of Eyeshades. The tint through the lens is a light blue similar to the Ruby lens.

The frame is a pure white so with the lens combo they look stunning.

I see Oakley are using Lance Armstrong to market this pair and the the pair he is wearing have black ear sock. I think these look a little better so I might change from the red socks.Other than that these are by far the best yet
TERRORISM -
Frame: True Blue
Lens: VR28 Black

Although not the most exciting color combo available, the "true blue" frame provides the Radar lineup with extra diversity (in addition to the orange, red, and neon yellow hues already present, among others), and the VR28 Black lens needs little introduction since it's one of the most versatile lenses ever. Pairing the two creates a winning combo, and the icons finished in "chrome" complete the aesthetics. Functionally, the Radars provide great coverage, fit, and also offer the option of interchangeable lenses.
DisturbedEarth -
Frame: Atomic
Lens: Fire Iiridium

I was never really an M frame style fan until I bought my first pair of Radars last year. Now I get it. I love these frames - the coverage and vision are second to none. The fit for my huge head is awesome as well. These new Atomic frames just scream for attention. They actually look fast sitting still.
BigHonu -
Frame: Crystal Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized, Grey Polarized, VR28

Comfortable, lightweight, and stays in place when you are active. The reduced vertical rake from the M-frame along with the larger nose piece makes these a great fit for me. Comfortable enough that you won't notice them during a round of golf, and secure enough to take trail running. Very easy to change the lenses out.
Frank -
Frame: infrared
Lens: vr50 photochromatic

These are my fourth Radar glasses I own. The frame has a really "loud" colour and the photochromatic lenses react very fast to changing light conditions. They are ideal for my cycling training and triathlon races. I think I will wear them often.
ichibandidisan -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Red Iridium Polarized (09-721)

Probably the gem amongst all my Radars. Awesome color-combo, but that aside, the Polarized Red Ir lenses facilitate a most comfortable bluish hue appearance to the eye that allows you to view everything in a different but more beautiful tint. Contributes an interesting variety to life as a key rotation within my regular Radar wardrobe.
Marcus -
Frame: Polished Black (Livestrong), Polished White
Lens: Black Iridium (Livestrong), + Red Iridium Polarized

great fit and feel. light weight. great coverage with, personally, almost too much wind protection for humid summer days, considering buying a vented lens in the future. Great design
TERRORISM -
Frame: Anti-Freeze
Lens: Jade Iridium

What hasn't already been said about the Radar since its introduction into the market? This latest edition pairs a truly unique frame color with a newly-developed lens: Jade Iridium. Similar to its G26 predecessor, Jade Iridium boasts a beautiful green hue; however, this lens works exceptionally well in bright or even medium-light conditions. Oakley has once again left their mark on the world of eyewear.


markymark -
Frame: jet black
Lens: warm grey

These are great sunglasses. I bought them off of a friend for $85, and they have turned out to be a great investment. I love the hydrophobic property of the lens, and while they are a bit big on my face, I love them.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Matte White
Lens: Jade Iridium

A year after the introduction of Jade Iridium in the Anti-Freeze/Jade Iridium Radar, Oakley once again releases Jade Iridium Radars, but this time paired with a Matte White Radar frame. Matte White/Jade is a classic color combo that you can't peel your eyes off of - or peel off your head. I've said it in a previous review and I'll reiterate: the unobtainium nosepiece on the Radar feels like a tiny pillow on the bridge of your nose and the three-point fit is snug and superb, making these glasses SUPER-comfortable! Grab a pair while you can!

TERRORISM -
Frame: BMX Chrome
Lens: Jade/Violet/+Red

Oakley's latest release commemorating the Tour de France provides collectors with a beautiful frame (BMX Chrome) which takes Polished Aluminum to the next level! The release also features three interchangable lenses, complete with matching (color) earsocks: Jade Iridium, Violet Iridium, and +Red Iridium. Worthy of mention is the fact that BMX Chrome brings out the best in ANY lens, especially lenses with "colorful" hues. Another positive aspect lies in the fact that Oakley includes Violet Iridium, which is rarely seen in its recent releases. SICK, SICK, and SICK are the three words that come to mind to describe these three colorways, and because I couldn't decide which was best I had to get three pairs! Bravo, Oakley!

Farlius -
Frame: Metallic Red, Custom Orange Icon
Lens: Clear

'Upgraded' (aka made an excuse to buy) for work. Originally had Half Jacket XLJ but I needed bigger eye coverage for blood/body fluid splatter at work. Very comfortable, refuse to come off my face unless I pull them off. Useful for protection from solid objects as well (of course). I only wish I could get 'leaded' lenses for work, since I also deal with x-ray, but these will do just fine for now. I highly recommend these for utilitary means, I can't speak for them for sport or casual use.
Dwcfastrice -
Frame: POlished White
Lens: + Red

Great fit and light weight. Being Asian and having higher cheekbones the cut of this lens is a bit more comfortable. Having slighly larget/longer nose bombs would help bring the glasses away from the cheekbones on an Asian face.

These grip well and are a bit more updated in terms of style than the M frame.

Great Hydro/Oleo phobic lens doesn't require cleaning too often.
roxteddy -
Frame: polished black
Lens: black persimmon iridium photochromatic (09-731)

Very happy with the fit, look and comfort of these.... i hardley noticed them on y face, unlike other sunglasses that usually end up hurting at some point. i always loved oakley but never found a pair that sat properly on my face or fitted me as well as these Radar/Path and i also wasn't willing to spend the mullah!!.. as i regularly lose sunglasses. Anyways a new bike made me leap into these and i'm well pleased although the extra cash for the photochromatic/hydrophobic has left me a wee bit dissapointed (hence the dropped rating point) because it doesn't get anywhere near 'black' at full tint and the difference is only just percepible, also on the ride home i got rained on a few times and the lens didn't stay totally clear of water droplets sticking - small raindrops we call 'sma' here in bonnie scotland ;) just stayed put. However, on the ride home i really did feel that these lenses stopped me squinting and are amazingly optically-clear to look thru'. The light conditions were variable overcast, rain, bright sunny spells and thru' leafy-tree covered paths and i felt these did the job. just how 'black' are these supposed to get at full tint?... uncertain and hoped for more anyways....

keen to buy another lens now and thinking of polarised black iridium as i'd really like something that blocks light out when its brilliant sunlight conditions and would cut glare from wet tarmac when i'm on the bike... happy to hear comments or recommendations folks... thanks
LuluBrito -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Grey
This model is great for intense exercising, it fits tightly, but very confortably. I'm a woman, and I use it for running and cycling, and it really stays in place on my nose and ears. And the lenses stay clear for hours, which is not always the case with me, due to sweat and sunblock lotion.
The lenses are really dark, perfect for bright days, but I also use them on cloudy days and feel fine, my eyes don't get "tired".
A great choice indeed.
LuluBrito -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Grey
This model is great for intense exercising, it fits tightly, but very confortably. I'm a woman, and I use it for running and cycling, and it really stays in place on my nose and ears. And the lenses stay clear for hours, which is not always the case with me, due to sweat and sunblock lotion.
The lenses are really dark, perfect for bright days, but I also use them on cloudy days and feel fine, my eyes don't get "tired".
A great choice indeed.
Celicagame -
Frame: Anti Freeze
Lens: Jade Iridium

I remember trying the black ones on and thinking these are way too wide for me. Later I saw the anti freeze frogskins and I fell in love with the color but couldn't get my hands on any. So when I saw these I snatched them right up. This frame color is amazing, it reminds me if candy I just want to lick the frame (too far?). The jade lens makes this a true head turner. The first time I wore these out I got so many compliments.
baseball -
Frame: matte white
Lens:
jade iridium

these glasses are sick. no doubt a good buy. I only hope they quit making them so everyone doesnt have them.
BriP -
Frame: Livestrong
Lens: Black Iridium

Awesome sports pair. Ive used these everywhere from sailing on the ocean to rock climbing on cliffs. Light, and a perfect fit that sticks to your head. I use the larger nosepieces to move the lens away from my eyes slightly, which stops my eyelashes touching the lens, and also allows abit more breathability (i had slight lens fog on an extremely humid sunny day whilst climbing when using the low nosepiece). Whilst in the case, the knot of the string on the cleaning bag scratched off the iridium on my lens, which was very annoying as I keep them mint. I guess they are a pair to be used so im not too fussed. top marks from me.
KOM -
Frame: White chrome Radar
Lens: Blue Iridium

Lens are Great, My eyes dont get tired on sunny days, not really hydrophobic. not too happy with the frame, after 3 moths of cycling, the paint started to chip on the nose bridge and top ridge of the lens which is very disappointing, didnt bother with the one year warranty coz i cant ride if i dont have my glasses on. ill buy another radar path, now in matte and jade iridium, but if the paint starts to chip again within a year, i definitely want a replacement.

Redline -
Frame: true carbon fiber
Lens: vented black iridium

best all around sports shades. used them for playing grass and beach volleyball. a more updated design from the M frame which is 20 years old. very comfortable fit as well. nose piece fits on me perfectly. i am asian too and do not need the asian fit frame. tried the asian fit version and it turns out that version of the radar sits way too high up on my nose. most other oakley models i have in asian fit like flak jacket, half jacket, and straight jacket. however for the radar path the regular fit is perfect.

waiting for radarlock to come in the custom build option. that will be the next pair for me. B-)
nate -
Frame: Radar Path Plasma
Lens: Gold Iridium
They are OK functionally with a few exceptions. First, for cycling, I tend to ride head down in an aero tuck and the frame sits too low - it ends up obscuring my field of vision. I wish the frame came up higher at the top.

My big problems are with the durability. There is a coating or layer of the lens that is flaking off on the inside at the top. The spot is growing and spreading and will be in my field of vision soon. Second, and this is specific to the color frame I chose (plasma), the finish has worn off very easily revealing a non-matching black beneath. I have never had a pair of Oakley's with a painted on finish. They look horrible just from normal use.
Mark -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Oakley hit a HOME RUN with this one. This Asian Fit fits me really well. dont feel the pressure at my temples even after 5 hours, whereas the regular fit even putting it on is a bit uncomfortable. By far the best and most comfortable asian fit frame by Oakley.

The looks? its good enough to blend in for casual wear and gives superb unparalleled unobstructed view for sports and casual. The polarized is simply superb, second to none. I find myself using it while driving too.

Kudos Oakley. Well worth the money

no wonder in Le Tour De France, a lot of riders wearing Oakley are winning
Mark -
Frame: Polished White = 09-721J
Lens: + Red Iridium

This baby is a beaut. Wanted to get something different for casual use since I used the other one extremely and shows signs of wear. First off, the icons I think would be the team red icon version. Its different than the red on the non-asian fit polarized counterpart that looks like ducati red, whereas this one looks like chrome-y red. A nice upgrade I think.

Anyhow, I'm a tad bit disappointed with the frame, even though it says asian fit, it is actually identical to the normal fit. I'm not sure if it's a mistake on this 1 pair or if all polished white of this version is like this. It is not asian fit and thus gets deducted 1 skull.

So, if anyone is looking for the regular fit with non polarized +red, give this one a shot. You will probably get a normal fit version too. Have to say I don't like the regular fit as its too tight around the temples, my asian fit jet black i can wear for hours without feeling the pressure at my temples.

Lookwise and everything else - 4 stars.
Imran -
Frame: True Carbon Fiber - SKU# 09-740J
Lens: Slate Iridium

The Radar Path Asian Fit True Carbon is my first pair of Oakley and I absolutely love it. Really worth my money. Comes stock with Slate Iridium lens. Its very comfortable and it fits my face perfectly, no slips whatsoever. Probably the most comfortable shades I've ever worn. The clarity of the lens is just fantastic, Oakley's HDO at its best! I use the Radar regularly for cycling as well as for daily use. The sleek look and the carbon printed frame turn heads as well cause it looks really attractive. And the interchangeable lenses is the best part so I won't get bored with the same lens all the time as I can change the lens to a different colored one anytime and its very simple to remove and install lenses. Currently using the Black Iridium lenses. As far as I know, I can't find any cons for my Radar so far. Thank you Oakley!!!
Gus -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: High Intensity Yellow

I have got disapointted with the Asian Fit version of Oakley Radar Path. I already have the regular fit and thought that the AF version would have a better fit on my face. Decided to order the AF Radar and when I finally received it I realized that the Regular fit still fits better. I am an asian person but I have a narrow face. So, the AF RAdar got a bit larger for me. Further more, the nosebombs does not give enough support on my nose. My advice is, if you are asian but do not have a squared or big head, go for the Regular Fit. The nosebombs wont be a problem as the regular fit also comes with an extra larger pair.
Hope to help future customers in their purchase decisions.
DarkJuliet -
Frame: any
Lens:any
Okay, okay...THIS one is a little up there in my book because I can see the throwback to classic Oakley styling on the temples. I think I might like looking at this pair rather than wearing them. Too early to tell if there will be additional sizes out there, but it looks like it will be that way.

The connection of the nosepiece to the frame was a mistake, though. I know that it allowed Oakley to make the nosepiece bling-bling, but that will flex and eventually break. Believe me, this will happen. That, and the visial field is cut off. So, this is a busier version of the M-frame. Nice to see something coming from old timey thinking.
DisturbedEarth -
Frame: Polished Aluminum
Lens: Black Irridium

I had the lens swapped when I bought these at my OPD. I gotta say I bought these because I was "jonesing" for a new pair of O that day and these were the only style they had that I didn't already. I was never a fan of the M frame. To me they were a frame that "everyone" seemed to have - much like the minutes and HJ's.

Wow - man did these frames change my mind. I am in love. The chrome frame around the black lense is visually stunning - both on and off. The peripheral vision on these things ae amazing - especially for guys like me with a big head. They are light, and the Hydrophobic lens is simply king! With around a 100 in my collection these went from a style I was never fond of to a pair I wear non - stop. Can't go wrong with these. O has done it again!
kompressor -
Frame: Matt Black
Lens: Grey
I decided on these Oakleys because I have read about the new lens tech that they have. I used to wear XX with ruby iridiums until those had gotten scratched, I replaced them with Half Jackets with the same color lenses. Those were lost due to an open zipper in my jacket while I was riding. The thing is that the previous pair would fog and my eye lashes would make the fogging worse. I would wipe them with the microfiber, but it would only spread the contamination, blurring the lenses. It was a different story with the Radar, moisture does not affect it and if I wipe off the stuff it gets from my eye lashes it does not blurr the lens. Blurring were one of my biggest gripes with the previous pair of Oakleys that I had. Lens removal and reinstallation is also easier with the Radar compared to the Half Jackets, where the snap, crackle and pop of the plastic would prevent me from trying to remove the lenses for replacement. The only time it fogs was when it sits too clos to my eye brows where the heat from that area would fog the area close to the frame, other than that, visibility is excellent. Peripheral vision is so good that I can wear them inside my motorbike helmet.
Oakl3yb0y -
Frame:Jet Black
Lens:Black Iridium and Gold Iridium
Awesome sunglasses! I've loved mine ever since I opened them. I love how you can change the lenses on th Oakley sunglasses. For example when I play baseball I use my Gold Iridium lenses because of the contrast and I use my Black Iridium lenses any other time I'm outside. I also like how nothing is distorded looking through them. These are by far the best sunglasses out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haterz that wear foakleys are jealous
Jezza -
Frame: Retina Burn
Lens: Fire
I love these! I use them for cycling and the fire lens is perfect for all but the dullest days, they look a lot less "sport geek" than M-Frames. However, they don't have the great coverage of M-Frames with heater lenses, which is a shame.

Overall, they are still, in my opinion, the second best sports sunglasses, far better than cheap ones, and better than my Specialized ones.
gangstabob -
Frame:Crystal Black
Lens: Black Iridium/G40
This is by far the best pair of sunglasses I have ever tried. I got the bike array beacuse I wanted a pair of sunglasses to have when I was riding my bike. The frame is realy ligth and the frame fits almost every type of face. The lenses provide great coverage and the hydrophobic treatment makes this glasses perfect for use in wet conditions. Of the pair I own this is the one thats used most. This is also the pair I juse when I show Oakley to my friends and family, everyone that have tried them on wants a pair. For me the Radar is Oakley at it's best!
JUICEBOX -
Frame: any
Lens: ice iridium
Im on my second pair of radars an both pairs i have had ice iridium lenses which i think you cant beat because they dont mess with colors like fire iridium or even polarized tend to do. I had my first pair for close to 3 and a half years, they only have 1 scratch and theyve been hit with a football at least 3 times. stems do get a little scratched up from them sitting on a table or flat surface
Michael -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Slate Iridium

Very comfortable. It fits my wide Asian face well; nevertheless, it still touches my cheeks when I smile. The frame is well-built and seems very durable.

The big nose pieces, though soft and flexible, provide a great support. After wore them 4 hours straight, they do not hurt my nose one bit! But they're somehow obstruct my view a little bit when I try to look down and focus on something on the floor.

The lens are great and provide enough protection for a sunny day (not meant for a sunniest day though.)

Overall, the comfortable pair of sunglasses I'll wear everyday!
Mark -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: + Red Polarized

Custom. I managed to get a hold of this lens. Paid pretty high for it too. Have to say, Oakleys polarized is outstanding. Everything else becomes sub-par without it. The view through the lens is amazing. Its not so dark and works well in a lot of varying conditions. I have to say though that mine is not so blue-ish looking through it as shown on Oakley's website or that one particular article/interview that I read regarding this lens. The blue-ish part is just on the edges of the lens, a bit of a letdown as I think its even more superb with it. However, the part that has the blue-ish part inside, is the same part that the +Red changes to yellow/ orange on the outside. Fair trade-off if that's what it is. I'd prefer no blue at all if it means the outside is all red.

A lot of my friends buy the regular fit even though asian fit suits them better, but they all complain that there's not much variety with the lens. There's just too much G20 for asian fit that it seems Oakley is just offloading their unsold stocks to us asians. Oakley, if you're listening, it would be appreciated if you can provide the rare lens for the asian fit radars, such as this + Red Polarized and Blue Iridium. The Slate Iridium though is much welcomed. And oh, in Path versions please. Some of my friends buy the white chrome with blue iridium path because the asian fit version has the not so desirable g20. Sorry Oakley, but the tactics not working. Might as well change it to Blue Iridium so that with more sales, you get more exposure for the asian fit frames.

This Pitch version is okay but I prefer Path and since those are hard-to-get and killer prices on eBay, this will have to do.

All-in-all, Oakley's polarized are the best, and more so with unobstucted viewing possible with Radar. 5 stars
oakdays -
Frame: Cyrstal Black
Lens: Black Ir

Glasses fit great and they are lighter than the m frame
they look great as well i have range lens and i love the
covrege it gives my face and the nose-p avoids the lens
falling out so thas another plus.
wundrdog1 -
Frame: Metallic Red
Lens: +Red Iridium

I would say that I have a medium to large cranium. Baseball cap size is 7&1/4 - 7&3/8. The new Radars fit me perfectly. From some others who've reviewed them, I thought they were going to be too tight, but I tried them on at a bike shop and the fit was amazing. Snug, yet flexible, like they're giving your head a gentle hug, but not the vice-like grip of say a SJ 1.0. Know what I mean? And they are so light! Lighter than M-Frames even. Never thought that was possible. So glad I picked them up! Unfortunately I got them in Metallic Red/+Red so I feel obligated to keep them in the box/display case and never wear them (I also want the Retina Burn [Path], but they have the same issues). Some day I'll have to pick up an old beater pair to wear when I go biking (like white chrome/blue irid). If you wear Oakley while playing sports, these are the perfect pair. Also, the range lens shape has lots of coverage. Not much (if any) light gets around the edges of the lens to your eyes. A primo addition to any O collection. A+
thebrownbomber -
Frame: Crystal Black
Lens: Grey

I picked these up for $100 intending to buy another lens but the gray has been doing fine and looking good. After a year of heavy use the light scratches are getting on my nerves so I'm looking into a new lens. Awesome coverage, super lightweight, you'll forget you have them on until 10 different people compliment you on your "sweet sunglasses." Everyone likes them. The frame grabs your noggin just fine and doesn't slip off unless you are wearing them really loose. Wouldn't buy the other shapes as Range covers perfectly and is styled as aggressive as it should be. I'd love a mirror lens, but there really isn't anything left to be desired.
ShadyOak -
Frame: Crystal Black
Lens: Black Iridium

I didn't like the Radar at first, but like many designs they really grew on me. They are a logical next step from the M-Frame. They are super light, very comfortable, you get a choice of nose bomb size, and more aesthetically pleasing IMO. The coverage offered by the Range lens is nothing short of awesome and looks great. Nuff said :^)

P.S. The fact they come with a case is a great bonus!
anonymous -
Frame: white chrome
Lens: fire iridium
These were my first pair of oakleys, and I have to say there's nothing quite like them. They fits snug, even when my head is bouncing around. They are very light and comfortable and they look awesome. Theyve been through dust, sweat dust and pool water and still are great.
Ryan -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Fire Iridium
Light glasses, can easily play sports in them, won't slip around. The sunglasses look sick, theyre awesome! They are really sharp, I love how the red and green stand out. It's so much easier watching and playing sports. I'm 16 and got the range lens, so the lens is big on me, should have gotten the path, but these are amazing
The insider -
Frame:Anti-Freeze
Lens:Jade iridium
Features a new iridium lens (same iridium as G26) in it has a grey base color instead of a violet base there for changing it from having severe contrast to a more user friendly lens with a gorgeous iridium coating. It will retail for $195 non polarized.

the insider.....:)
Hexesonxs -
Frame:Anti-freeze
Lens: Jade Iridium

If I could give this more than 5 skulls, I would. The frame color is out of this world. It's unlike anything I've seen on anything recent and it instantly grabs your attention. It picks up on even the slightest bit of light and appears to glow. The Jade Iridium looks incredible and its a very pleasing neutral tint that works great on bright days. All in all, I would highly recommend it.
MB -
Frame:Anti-Freeze
Lens: Jade Iridium

The fit is the same as any regular radar, but the extra 7mm on the nosepiece makes much more of a difference than one would think. The top of the frame is completely out of sight when wearing these shades, providing the user with HUGE visual range. I have to say that the online photos of the Anti-Freeze frame do not do it justice - it legitimately looks radioactive in the sunlight. The jade lens looks great from the outside, it appears to fade to violet at the regions that are not facing you, which is a really cool effect. It would have been nice if Oakley had included a switchable nosepiece that would allow standard Radar lenses to fit in, though.
Ian -
Frame: Anti-Freeze
Lens: Jade Iridium

These were my first foray into the Radar line, and I have to say that I am impressed. I didn't think it would be possible to improve on the M Frame, but the addition of a hydrophobic coating and adding an "unloseable" nosepiece make these the best of the best.
Frank -
Frame: Retina Burn
Lens: Fire Iridium
I bought this colour combination additinally to the Anti-Freeze model of the XL Blades I already own. They are fantastic! I'm a triathlete and wear them while riding my bike. With the head down low the look ahead is not disturbed from the frame like it is with the normal Radar model. I will order the matte white version also. I love the Radar XL Blades. Highly recommended!
anonymous -
Frame: Matte White/ Text insert
Lens: Black Iridium polarized

These are awesome. Construction wise they are cool, but a touch on the flimsy side at the new switchlock hinge. its great that its easier to change lenses - the nosepiece pops off the lens much easier than in the original radar, and you dont get that fear of breaking the lens or nosepiece each time haha.

The Matte white with text inserts is the only frame that really stood out for me; when the colorway names were released i really wanted glacier to be a matte translucent clear to blue fade, but alas, it was just a sky/baby blue.

the fit is more secure than the original radar, and feels more 'solid' as a whole. The earstems have holes for the new strap (ala racing jacket and split jacket) so thats nice.

With regards to the switchlock mechanism, it still requires quite alot of lens handling, which makes it fiddly and doesnt really improve lens changing speed. at least with the Jawbone you never actually have to smudge the lenses when installing or removing them. I am also saddened that the lenses do not interchange with the normal radar lenses. For that reason, these wont get alot of use unless im fishing (polarised works wonders), or until i build up a stash of lenses for them.
Redline -
Frame: Silver (Vented)
Lens: Ice Iridium / Persimmon

Nice upgrade to the standard. Note that these lenses do not fit on the standard radar frame and vice versa. Also the earstocks are different too. However the nose bombs are exactly the same and will fit both frames. A like both frames but I must admit the new radarlock has a more elegant looking frame. This pair will be used for my usual activities of beach/grass volleyball, running, and tennis.
neo17 -
Frame: matte heather grey
Lens: G30 Iridium / Grey

PROS:
snug fit
easy to change the lens
an additional lens

CONS:
Flimsy frame
Ghost Rider -
Frame: Silver (Vented)
Lens: Ice Iridium / Persimmon

Overall this is a good update to the Radar with the swichlock to change lenses more easily. However as mentioned by the previous reviewer I have to agree that overall the frame is more flimsy than the original Radar due to having the swtichlock built in. The Radarlock is a good alternative for those that need to change lenses frequently but will probably not completely replace the original Radar.
The Game -
Frame: Matte Black Ink
Lens: OO Red Polarized/G40

Like everyone has said it's a great update to the Radar. I like that two lenses are included, easy to change but I wish they were two usable lenses and not one that I won't use, but I guess that's what the custom program is for. I'm also glad that a strap is included, a good feature that other models don't enjoy. If I had any complaints it's that the vents get in my way as these sit low on my face. It won't stop me from buying another one though.
nalong86 -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Ice Vented

I picked these up on my vacation earlier in the week. I have worn them a handful of times now and I am impressed. The frame is only Slightly different than a normal radar. The fit seems to be a bit snugger though at least with the pair I purchased. For this is fine because I have a smaller head and radars always fit a little loose on me. The comfort is exactly what you expect from a radar and I have not had any problems with fogging of the lenses.

The lock technology is quite nice. I was under the impression that both sides opened however only one side does ( maybe I'm alone in this assumption). Regardless changing lenses is quite easy. It really eliminates the twisting of the frame that was required on a regular radar. The new technology and the addition of a second lens justifies the price increase IMO.

The only drawback I see is it is really unfortunate Oakley was not able to make original radar lenses work in the new frames. I'm sure I'm not the only
One who has an array of lenses for radars it it would be nice to be able
To use them. The hinge on the lens corners is slightly
More curved than the original lenses. Maybe this was neccisarry or maybe Oakley knew hey would sell a lot of lenses this way. Either way, it's only a minor complaint for me.

TERRORISM -
Frame: Matte Carbon Fiber
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized/G30/+Red/VR28 Black Iridium

Since the Matte Carbon Fiber Radarlock was a recent acquisition, I felt compelled to write a quick review.

By this time, most of us are already familiar with the Radarlock and its lens interchangeability. Therefore, this review will emphasize the contents and value of the bundle.

The frame is a Matte Carbon Fiber vs the "polished" Carbon Fiber that comes standard with the previously released Radarlocks. The Icons are also silver instead of gunmetal which further differentiate this pair from its predecessor. Oakley includes Black Iridium Polarized, G30, +Red, and VR28 Black Iridium lenses for a wide range of applications. Also included in the package is a reinforced nylon carrying case and the nanoclear lens cleaner and special microbag.

The presentation is very well-done, as Oakley includes a LARGE box with nylon pull-tabs to house or even display the included items. The box is comprised of a reinforced cardboard which actually feels soft to the touch. Although I'm not entirely familiar with the materials used, I am impressed.

The downside to this bundle is the cost. For upwards of half-a-thousand dollars I need to be VERY impressed - especially considering that this is an o-matter frame and not X-Metal. If Oakley really wants to do something special, they need to think "outside the box" (literally) and come up with a frame color that is TRULY unique - not just a "matte" finish, which otherwise looks identical to their previous release. Also, they could have included a special lens that would have been available nowhere else (i.e., Jade Polarized). It just seems that Oakley marketing wanted to think of a way to make record profits while putting forth minimal effort.

In the end, you'll have to decide whether or not the bundle is worth the price. If you're looking for a pair of Radarlocks you can always pick up another pair and choose as many or as few lenses that you want for about the same price as the "bundle". And in that case, you can choose what lenses you want, without having to accept several that have already been predetermined for you. Sounds a bit like Obamacare, if you ask me...


The Game -
Frame : Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium/G40

I have the Fathom version that is pictured but it's not straight stem and it also doesn't come with VR28 vented but Clear vented. I do have the polished black frame with pink accents that is straight stem and originally came with the edge lenses but I switched those out to path lenses. Honestly I don't feel a difference between the two. They are a little tighter but they fit great and the coverage is there.
Chay -
I was definitely surprised at seeing this classified as straight stem. I could be wrong though.

This is my first pair of Oakley's and I love wearing them when I join running events. Great clarity and coverage provided.

They tend to fog up when I've already worked up a sweat and I slow down. Although I don't see this as a bad thing. I think of it as a built in warning mechanism to tell me to keep going.

Holding it you think the frame is a bit flimsy but when you wear it, you definitely notice the 3 point fit on your head. You won't even notice it weight wise when you are in motion.

Bottom line the Radarlock line is good for runners like me.
The Game -
Frame: Carbon Fiber/Silver
Lens: G30 Iridium Polarized, Grey, Fire Iridium Polarized, Persimmon

I love the path shape but I thought I'd give the pitch lenses a try because they came in some interesting color combos. Casually wearing them I don't feel much of a difference but when I'm playing basketball it begins to bother me. The bottom of the lens begins to touch my cheeks and the sweat marks get bigger and bigger, as it goes on making me take them off to clean them. The sun tan it leaves is also pretty bad.
Dann -
Color: New Khaki

I just picked one of these up, as I needed another dress shirt for work. First off, it's a very nice shirt, and the fabric stretches, so the shirt doesn't feel as restraining when trying to move in it. The seam is fitted with snap buttons which is an improvement over the Velcro that as attempted in the Crane shirts. To top it off, the pockets have small metal skull icons at each corner, so you never have to compromise your style.
Martijn -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Clear
Very comfortable frame, good grip, excellent fit. The wide stems take away some periferal vision wich takes some getting used too. Nice compliments on my glasses since getting them. +1 for Oakley for supplying the Rx's with a case!

Tom -
Frame: Ratchet
Lens: clear
Nice frames but a little heavy, I get lots of compliments about them.
Sunny Wong -
Frame: Pewter / Polished Midnight/Clear
Lens: Clear
It's light weight and make me look more confidence and smart.
rma01816bhe/joiwel -
Frame: pewter/polished midnight
Lens: clear
a VERY comportable eyeglass, its looks me very good even my boyfriend partner told me, Its looks me so nice with this.... My collegues told me... a classic and stylish frame gives you more confident and smart.... I love this...
Kyle J -
Frame: Ratchet 4.0
Lens: clear
VERY comfortable and stylish! Everyone has given positive feedback. I would consider the Ratchet 4.0 Edgey stylish without being to "look at me" overboard. = prescription glasses without looking old ;)
Luke 911 -
Frame: Pewter / Polished Midnight/Clear
Lens: Clear.
Love the look, love the style, lightweight and classy with a "je ne sais koi" touch.
My wife wa snot thrilled in the store but loves it in our everyday life. Oakley Rocks again !
Nick -
Frame: Midnight blue/ Pewter
Lens:clear
These are very comfortable and very lightweight but VERY BRITTLE fortunatly Oakley has covered my last 2 times. the black par that wraps your head broke off my last 2 pairs and i had to get them replaced.
Drew -
Frame: Pewter / Polished Midnight
Lens: Clear
Picked something different to please wife--several compliments. After dropping them, one lens will NOT stay in frame. Must have stretched the eyewire nylon loop. I expected at least one more year out of $500 pair of glasses. Store will not warrantee after 1 year.
Bows also wobble--even with screws fully tightened.
Would never buy non-full-frame again.
cowgirl -
Frame: Crystal pink
Lens: G20
The frames are sturdy enough that I don't need to fuss over them. They have an excellent fit that stays in place, even when pushed back on top of my head. With the nose pieces integrated into the frame, there is nothing to catch in my hair when they are pushed back, either.
The size and shape of the lenses offer complete coverage and protection. The G20 lenses add a sharpness or crispness that is not there with the naked eye. The viewing area offers "true" colour, with no darkening.

Dann -
Just like it says, it's Raw metal, complete with buffing lines and everything. I like Ice with dark frames, but this is the only offering at the moment. Would probably be better with a more neutral lens.
Rick -
I compared the Raw/Ti with the Mercury/Ti Hatchet some time ago at Oakley HQ in Tokyo and I couldn't see enough of a difference to warrant purchasing the Raw/Ti Japan Exclusive. It was more natural or "raw" if you will, but I feel the Mercury looks better.
LEX7 -
Dunno, in my HO this is rather a boring silver colour. it does have that raw unfinished look but just not a huge difference to the silver frame that they do for wires.
if you want hatchets go for one of the other frame colours they look much better in real life.
sparra -
I'm not convinced - to be honest I wouldn't really fancy my Os with a raw metal finish, I'd prefer them to be smooth and nicely finished, especially on a style such as the Hatchet. Perhaps on a different frame, this finish would work better.
x-metalman -
I really like the look of this frame. Like Dann said, the frame name is exactly how the frame looks. Simply awesome.
BrianJ1888 -
This'd look great with Ti Iridium. Hopefully I'll be able to get enough frames together to do it.

Icon208 -
Gen 1 was cool but TOO shiny, Gen 2 is cool but too much like Mercury.
Iggy -
The frame isn't unlike that of the Metal Vaults, X Metal Coins or the display items; scuffs and marks aplenty, as if hewn from a block of metal. The only difference is that it is a tad lighter in colour. It's a very cool look, but I kind of wish it had the same sheen as the aforementioned items.
kingphilbert -
Frame: multi
Lens: orange iridium

My first Oakley experience. My best friend had these and they were so cool. They had a yellow frame with white trigger arms (blue Oakley print) and an Orange Iridium lens. I had almost lost them down a drain on him too. He had the ear stem kits with the little changing pick and multiple nose pieces. The greatest interchangeable-everything style they had ever made. Two lens choices, Blade (large) and Razor (small). More 80s colors than I have ever seen on anything. Worth having as part of Oakley history if you can score a pair now-a-days.
damyster -
Frame: Neon Yellow with Green Triggers
Lens: Orange Iridium

Snapped these babies up recently - my first vintage Oaks. Love the colors (the 80's aren't dead as far as i'm concerned!!) and the fit is actually very comfortable.
Nazgul -
Frame: Neon Yellow
Lens: Grey

These were my very first Oakleys back in the 80's. I still remember the interchangable Trigger earpiece/lens ad in mountain bike magazines.
Very disco high tech looking back then :) heheh

The were quite fragile if i remember correct.
banarno -
Frame: Carbon Fiber
Lens: Black Iridium
Uses the same frame and earpieces etc as the Blade,but introduces a slightly smaller lens for smaller faces.
Interchangeable everything made these super popular to customize.

splatter -
Frame: several
Lens: many

almost the same as the blade but slightly smaller and easier to wear.
erol -
Frame: Neon yellow
Lens: Standard grey

My first pair of Oakleys. God, i worshipped these glasses. Peering in the bike-magazines noticeing them on the faces of all the cool racers, all the cool people, this outdoorsy Oakley begged me to buy her and boy she didn`t have to ask me twice. Used them for mountainbiking and road-riding, but started to collect dust when i around 1992-3 began to question neon yellow as a viable colour for wearing. Still have these, think the frame i cracked but still usable.
This model and later the Mumbo/M-Frame/gen. 1 SubZero is *the* Oakley for me. A classic.
ThePalikero -
Frame: White
Lens: Red Iridium

These were really cool back in the day. I got mine around 1989 or so from a classmate who wanted to make a quick $50 USD. They were in mint condition and I was eventually able to sell them for the same price a few years later. My only complaint would be that the ear stems would continually break around the hinge holes. Loved those trigger stems though!
jumpman73 -
Frame: Neon Yellow
Lens: Grey

Complete awesomeness! This is the pair that started it all for me. Eye coverage is off the hook and they look awesome on you too. They are very lightweight. Thank you Oakley for remaking these bad boys.
Slarky -
Frame: Blue/Grey
Lens: Grey

Man these are classics aren't they? My mom got me a pair back around 1990 or so. However, I never really liked 'em all that much. Even then they were bordering on the cheese factor. It's like they're trying REALLY HARD to be cool, even though these were what put Oakley on the map.

What I also didn't like was that even at that tender age I knew that they were overpriced for what you got: crappy plastic arms that snapped on. And mine for some reason had a blue frame with light grey arms. Just kind of weird.

So overall for the classic appeal I give it high marks but because it has no real use today I give it low marks for average overall.
kimberly -
Frame: All
Lens: All

Oakley had 3 different molds for the Blade years. If you look at several of the cross/main frame sections, you will see either a molded 1,2 or 3 in (3)circles. There may have been more than 3 versions, but one of them will have no patent numbers, the next two will have patent numbers, but in different spots. Now looking at the arm pieces, same thing goes. You will see no patent numbers on 1 set, the next 2 sets will have patent numbers, but in different spots. This is where the color mismatch & poor fitting come into play. The trigger arm pieces always fit poorly compared to the straight arms, because of the way Oakley molded the holes. The straight has a flat cut on it & the hole is in better alignment. The trigger arm pieces are always breaking, now you know why. I will tell you that keeping them out of the sunlight unless your wearing them, will save them from cracking. DONT PUT THEM ON YOUR DASHBOARD !
SHADOW -
Frame: Jungle
Lens: Violet

The color is different from any other camo, jungle pattern. OAKLEY letters aren't painted on thye straight earpieces neither. They are legit though, because the box had jungle 03-222 on the factory bar code sticker. Did they make trigger arms also ?
SHADOW -
Frame: Splatter
Lens:

They made several different colors of splatter. You could buy a kit with both the straight & trigger earpieces. There are the first generation with yellow, black & clear arms. Those have a teardrop type splatter pattern. The second generation has the orignal color top coated & then a sling type pattern with 2-3 different colors blended in. Fit perfectly in the freestyle bmx area around Rockville, MD during the mid-late eighties.
Bunker -
Frame: White
Lens: Gray
These were my first pair of oakleys. I saved my money from cutting grass to pick them up at the sunglass hut in the mall back in the 80's. The interchangeable arms and nose pad were cool.Very comfortable to wear. I still have them in great condition in the box and with the receipt and all the extra parts. One day I may break them out and sport them.
american image -
these boxes were transparant plastic, and were( and are ) very easy to "destroy "if you opened them once too often
jumpman73 -
Brings back so many memories. I remember opening this transperant box and was so excited that I got my first pair of Oakleys.
TERRORISM -
This was where it all began (for me, anyway): a transparent box that held a "clearly" visible treasure. As Fred mentioned, however, the box lacked durability if opened too many times (the tabs would eventually just "break").
jumpman73 -
Used these when I was a teen with my razorblades. Pretty scary at first but just as easy as changing M frame lenses.
sparra -
Frame: Polished Neon Yellow
Lens: Fire

I admit I was scepitcal about an old school re-release, but these are amazing, and still look cool (if a little retro) today. Having tried them on in my dealer the other day, they fit nicely and seem to have been built well - they look much better in the flesh than in the photos.
dan-E -
Frame: Matte Clear/Polished Neon Yellow
Lens: Blue Iridium/Fire

I remember way back when the original Blades came out so these where a nice rush of nostalgia for me. Despite being based on a very old design, they're still quite functional. They're quite comfortable, thought not as much as the M-frames, and the lenses provide ample coverage. These are cool. Almost enough to make me wanna grow out an 80s mullet. Almost.
Kevin_D. -
Frame: Polished Neon Yellow
Lens: Fire

These rock. I love the shape of the ear stems, plus that bright neon yellow frame takes you back to the 80s. I wish Oakley updated ear stems with some ear socks but with the shape it would be a little difficult. I also like how Oakley remade the old clear boxes. I originally bought them off eBay for $50 and planned to resell them but now I think I'll keep them :D
jumpman73 -
Frame: Matte Clear
Lens: Blue Iridium

Very unique pair of sunglasses. The matte clear frame is a very nice frame option. It looks great combined with the Blue Iridium lens. The frame itself is very comfortable and light weight. Eye coverage is excellent. One great revision to the originals on these is that the earstems are made more round. This makes them a lot more durable from the originals which broke easily.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Grey

Not as flashy as the other Razorblades but still nice. The polished white is always good choice of frames. The grey lens is a little boring. I would've preferred the blue iridium on these. Again, frame is very comfortable and eye coverage is excellent.
Dann -
Frame: Matte Clear
Lens: Old School Blue Iridium

Very nice. Even though it's a retooled old model, compared to the fashion that's coming out, I'm all into it. The three Grey models didn't do anything for me, but this and the Fire look nice. It's very comfortable and covers the sun completely. I highly recommend.
oogie -
Frame: Pol White
Lens: Grey

These certainly have their niche out there. For days when you want to flaunt the love of Oakley and say "Hey, yeah I look dorky, but I love them!".
alexrugby18 -
Frame: neon yellow
Lens: fire iridium
Tried one of these babies in the montreal O store and it will definatly be my next pair.they have awesome coverage as espected and the colour combination just drives me crazy creating and amazing contrast.and they are also really light the only problem i would say is the loose fit on your face
Italianbarista -
Frame: Matte Clear
Lens: Blue Iridium

These are great! My buddy at the O-Store has the Neon Yellow/Fire and we wear them to see how people respond! It's fantastic!
Trevor -
Frame: Plsh Neon Ylw
Lens: Fire
These are great because they are so distinct. What is great about these is that you can customize them w/ your M Frame lenses. So throw in a Heater or Sweep Fire lens with a white nosepad! Just be careful b/c you can get stress cracks.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Pink w/Black Earstems
Lens: Grey

Bringing back the 80's with this pair. I really like the improvements that Oakley made on these from the original Razor Blades. These feel a lot stronger to me than they were back in the day. I like that Black/Hot pink color scheme a lot. The contrast looks great. This is a very light weight frame and the eye coverage is awesome.
LEX7 -
Frame:Matte Clear
Lens:Blue Iridium

I was worried about these going for good so i thought now is the time. Im a big fan of all the clear frames and this is no exception, an old frame colour perfectly revived for a new frame. if only they did this more.
the metalic shiny blue stretch logo looks gorgeous against the matte clear frame and the blue iridium is just as bright as it always was.
Ivan Drop -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: G26

Cool retro look. I was unsatisfied with the grey lens it came with so I removed it and placed a G26 M-frame Replacement Lens in the frame. It fits very nicely and gives more of an original blade feel. Unfortianlty the grey lens I removed will not fit in my M-frames but with the white frame and green lens it looks awesome.

Pander -
Frame: Matte Clear
Lens: Blue Iridium

My second old-school re-release pair. It's like owning a piece of Oakley history, but with new and improved technology.

The Matte Clear frame has a real retro look to it, what makes it very appealing to me, combined with the bold Blue Iridium makes it a truely unique piece in my collection. Also the old-school stretch logo in blue on the earstem proves the quality in detail of these glasses. Great pair for those retro days!
oakdays -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any
first of all i think it cray-z they brought them back now as for the glasses them selves they are grate i love the way they sit on my face the lens is just the perfect size they offer good coverage but at the same time they don't look to big very comfortable i can wear this pair all day fives skulls
DOULOS -
Frame: PINK/Black
Lens: Grey

I was surprised yet excited when Oakley decided to do a re-release and update with some of their original frames. The construction of the new frames will not require the use of the "FRAME TOOL" (aka guitar pick) to change the stems and provide a more durable product. These frames are extremely light weight and the clarity and coverage of the HDO lens is incredible. I can't wait to wear them this summer.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Polished Neon Yellow
Lens: Fire

Back in the day Razor Blades were arguably the most innovative shades ever witnessed on the eyewear market. Featuring both standard and "trigger" earstems, interchangable nosepieces and lenses, and a variety of colors to choose from, nothing could compare to Oakley's inginuity at the time. For their re-release Oakley also added High Definition Optics to ensure maximum visual acuity.

Even though these glasses were incredibly unique and successful, however, I don't think they'd be something I'd wear today (personal preference). They somehow look old... outdated... archaic. Then again, no one can deny that the Razor Blades are an indispensible part of Oakley's heritage. Even for me, the Razor Blades were the pair that planted the eternal seed of commitment to the O.


BiGCoB -
Frame: Pink
Lens: Grey

Thank you Oakley for releasing this 20 years after the first generation of Razor Blade. Obviously, I can't say that I had the chance to get the first generation at the time they were made, but I've been falling in love with all the Oakley old school stuff for a few years now.
So just after I was able to get an original Razor Blade Pink/Grey, the New Razor Blade came out with the same color.

Don't need to say that I had to get them !

The fit has been greatly revised and contrary to the first ones who used to be really small, the new generation is really comfortable with curved stems which perfectly take on the shape of the head. This ergonomic shape allows the New Razor blade to be worn for sport despite their lack of earstems Unobtainium pieces. But honestly, I only wear them for style, never for sport.

I would only have a regret, but a very big one :
The stems are not interchangeable ! How can they do that to us ? That was one of the things that made the first generation so cool.

Anyway, I love them, and my advise would be to grab them if you find some in a store, a vault or a retailer that still have them in stock.
Ian -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Jade Iridium

I got the frame only as part of a trade. I tossed in an M-Frame lens, and these kick ass. They are much stronger than the original Blade frame, they fit tighter, and they accommodate a more modern lens. That means that they can be worn without too much thought to them being destroyed, as the lens can be swapped out or replaced before ever being worn. These have made their way into my everyday wearer lineup, and even with a modern M-Frame Sweep lens, they still ooze the cool retro vibe with all the bonuses of many more exciting lens options.
DisturbedEarth -
Frame: Mercury
Lens: Light Gray

These things are simply awesome and worth every penny. The design is cutting edge and the fucntionality is perfect. They are extremely light....I have worn mine today for 6 hours straight - still comfortable. The headpiece fits my other X-Metals but these glasses are a simple, very classy design and the lenses are suited for any occasion. I chose a lighter lens which works perfect for indoor use and even night driving....for direct sunlight days, I will simply switch to an X-Metal.

I should add that sound quality is phenominal, and both in and out and the noise canceling is great.
cpsswat -
Frame Mercury with Silver
Lens: Light Grey
To start the glasses have a very classy look that look good in a buisness situation. it is nice that the lensses be swaped out making it easer for customizing. as for the headset it is bar non the best blue tooth headset on the market. i have go throught 4 head set that range from cheap to the most expensive most advanced on the market and the razrwire is the best yet. as for the design of the bluetooth it does not blend or hide as well as i think i should. hopefully the next generation is going to be better. they have been increasingly doing better with the thumps so i think is about time that they clean up the design on the razrwire.
Perkasa -
Frame: Pewter with Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium

I have owned this pair for months but never really been using it, as the lens is a bit too dark for most situations.

It is very comfortable, nicely shaped arms coupled with spring hinges really make it ultra comfortable. I can wear them on top of my head without causing pain.

The frame and lens shapes are very subtle so the design does not shout. The frosted "Oakley" etching on the lens is not really visible from the wearer's point of view. I personally think this frame is shaped like this as this shape fits more faces than the "sporty" shapes.

The Bluetooth is simply the most comfortable bluetooth headset I have ever owned (and I have more than 10 sets of bluetooth headsets). This is the only Bluetooth headset that I can wear for prolonged use without causing pain on my ear, as it can even be used without any part touching the ear. It is loud enough for the speakers to reside outside the ears.

The only problem I have is my typical Asian face actually does not let this pair sit high enough, letting light leaks through the top part of the frame.
John -
Frame:
Lens:
Poor design. It's just a regular pair of wires with a separate module stuck to one arm. I expected cooler looking integration from the guys at Oakley. This thing looks like a phase-1 prototype. And it would've been better if they combined it with the Thump design.

Granted, I also think it's the horrible chip design of Motorola in general that Oakley had to work with. I mean, they didn't have to make the thing a square block. If they were serious about cutting edge technology, they should've paired with Bluespoon.
Zacdog -
Frame: mercury with silver
Lens: light gray
Cool shades. Call quality is crystal clear on both ends. You can wear them all day and not get uncomfortable. The spring hinges just make it all the more comfortable.
dan-E -
Frame: Mercury
Lens: Light Grey

I'd imagine that the people first drawn to the RARZwire are Oakley fans who are also tech geeks (I mean that in a good way) who have to have the latest in gadgetry. Still it's a pretty good idea and it's cool to see that "Mission Impossible 2" technology come to life. I was underwhelmed when I first saw the photos. That earpiece looked bulky and seemed like it would make the glasses feel unbalanced. I finally tried these on the local O-Store and I was quite impressed. The earpiece is very compact and lightweight so when you're wearing they don't tilt to one side and you're not constantly adjusting them like you would on a pair of glasses where the earstems are slightly bent. I can't speak for the audio quality but everything I've read says they sound great.

As for the glasses themselves, they're based on the Half-wires, with a few subtle differences. In place of the Icon at the temples, there's a subtle molding that look like a half-O from the X-Metals. And instead of O-metal, they're made of O-Luminum so they're incredibly light (they could sell them alone and call them ZeroWires) and comfy. Overall, another cool idea from Oakley.
american image -
Frame: platinum
Lens: gold

a great idea in a mediocre design , but perhaps that's just what oakley is going for, a bluetooth headset that looks cool , but not extra-ordinary. sound of the headseat is great, all in all a good car-item .
oogie -
Frame: Mercury
Lens: Light
Frame styling is probably secondary to the earpiece functionality and use on other frames. The frame is similar enought to a half-wire to me, which is A-OK. The flexibility of the earpiece is what's really cool on the Razrwire. I can see some benefit, though, if the Razrwire frame would flip-up ala Thump to allow more indoor use.
bong -
Frame: Mercury
Lens: Light Grey

first the frames: they are superlight! the first time i picked them up i couldn't believe how light these Oluminum frames were. fit was so-so on my huge, wide melon, the Bluetooth unit would leave a small rectangular divit on the side of my head after i take them off. the Oluminum frame is very sturdy, which made it more difficult for me to adjust the frames than regular Titanium or C5 frames. however, the overall half/frame design is very classy, and works for almost any situation.

the lenses: it's the Light Grey lenses that drawn me to this colour scheme than any other version of the RAZRWire. works for almost any lighting situations. the Oakley inscription on the bottom of the left lens adds a nice touch.

the Bluetooth Unit: i've tried other bluetooth units for my cell phone before, and i can honestly say i wasn't too impressed with the sound quality. however, everything changed with this RAZRWire... the sound quality is phenominal, dialing and recieving calls were loud and crystal clear, and i've experienced no dropouts. very well done!
Tick -
Frame: Platinum/ Rootbeer BT
Lens: Gold Iridium
The glasses are very light of course & the BT unit has great sound & is easy to use. My one, & only, complaint would be that the additional weight of the BT device makes it sometimes difficult to get them to sit on your face just right but with a little fine tuning you can get them to work just fine. My favorite detail on the glasses is how the nosepads attach to the frame. It's just beautiful & elegant craftsmanship.
KAMI X -
Frame: Pewter with Matte Black/Black Iridium
Lens: Black Iridium
i work for cingular so i picked these up from work on special just because.
these are really convienient because most bluetooth head sets dont quite fit well with glasses on. and because they are O-Luminum they are really light even with the headset attached
takashi11 -
Frame: mercury
Lens: persimmon

the glasses are really light and comfortable, looks pretty cool with the module combined. I get a lot more ppl asking me questions about these than any of my other collections. The BT unit is not too bad, and the range isn't as bad as some ppl here has reviewed it. I can leave my phone in my room and walk around my house and still able to hear my conversation. Obviously...the farther you are from the source, the worse it is. All in all pretty good. room for improvement, especially after seeing sth as drastic as Mission Impossible Romeos. For work place, they blend in perfectly.
Harry in Poland -
Frame: Pewter with Matte Black/Black Iridium
Lens: Black Iridium

First pair of Oakleys I’ve had which were not wires and have turned out to be a good purchase. The glasses themselves are much nicer than I was expecting, good quality and an understated look. But clip on the Bluetooth module and everything changes!

On the bad side: there isn’t as much side coverage as I like from glasses; and the module itself isn’t good at picking up signal. When I have the module on the right-hand-side ear-stem and my phone in my left-hand-side jeans pocket the quality is noticeably worse than with both on the same side. This doesn’t happen with my Motorola Bluetooth DJ Headphones so I have to wonder if Motorola shafted Oakley with a crap chip. Stops the glasses from getting more than four stars.

Do I like them? So much I bought another pair of glasses (custom frame/lens combination) and another module. I just wish I could clip the module onto more glasses (it will fit other wires but slides around too much).
gottavalk -
Frame: mercrury
Lens: black iridium
Absoulouteley WONDERFUL glasses.Reception is top notch, easy to pair. They are VERY COMFORTABLE,I can wear them all day and they're still very comfortable. Just an overall amazing pair of glasses.
O-bandit -
Frame: Pewter with Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium

it´s a very nice pair glasses.
but if you compare it with the ROKR it´s the second earphone missing...
the design is very simple and clear and the combination with a bluetooth headset is an great idea!
if i got a call it´s not that clear to understand like the ROKR... probably it´s better to use if you are inside and not in the nature.
cool thing is that you could wear just the glasses like a normal wire.
DOULOS -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: Gold Iridium

I picked these frames up a few weeks ago as a birthday gift but they didn't fit right so I got to keep them. So for the last week i've been wearing them and have found that there are a few points of concern.

Pros: The Frame is very durable and like all other Oakley Frames very eye catching. The Arms have a very subtle shape that just add to the elegance of this line. The Frames itself are very light weight and very comfortable to wear for extended hours. The Gold Iridium Lens is brilliant in every condition thus far.

Cons: Though the Motorola Bluetooth is the clearest i've ever used it's a little difficult to get the proper fit and can be a little irritating at times to adjust. The size of the bluetooth is a little larger than expected and you can certainly see the GOLDEN O from a ways away.

Overall: This is an Oakley Product and its top notch. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another pair given the opportunity.

Ian -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: Gold Iridium

Very cool glasses. Gold Iridium is great for driving in almost all conditions except for night. I bought these glasses for the sole purpose of having a BT headset that doesn't get in the way with sunglasses or hang off my ear. The RAZRWire was the ideal solution. I have found myself using these far more often as a dressy style for wearing to church or interviews. They also have a cool, model-specific Soft Vault that holds the BT module in place. The icing on the cake was that I was able to pick them up MNIB for $50.

Steepandcheap.com

I also got my Saddleback watch there for $50, and my girlfriend's Riddles there for $40. Regarding BT call quality, there is a noticeable difference if the BT signal has to go through your body. BT doesn't function very well through water, and your body is very watery. Just a heads up.
Dan -
Frame:Pewter with Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium

love the sunglasses but I couldn't give these a 5 solely due to the fact there's ZERO customer support for these.... good luck finding lenses, nose pads or ear socks.... BT works fine especially if you're mountain biking or some other sport that would jar a regular earpiece out
Harry in Poland -
A lot bigger than it really needs to be (the glasses themselves will fit into the small metal (torpedo) vault) but still an essential purchase. When you've bought something as cool as the razrwire and saved the space a headset and case would be taking up you have room for a bigger glasses case!
jumpman73 -
Nice accessory to have for your RAZRWires. The Motorola logo on the top is a nice detail and really shows fusion. Everything fits very nicely.
Ian -
Color: Rootbeer

The picture doesn't do it justice. The module is translucent, and in the right light, looks really cool. After adjusting it to fit, it works flawlessly, and has the best sound quality of my 4 different BT headsets. If you already have the RAZRWire, but don't have BT, I highly recommend getting one of these. It charges using a standard mini-USB cord, so pretty much any of your other chargers will work with it. It also can charge off your PS3.
Ed -
Frame: Mercury
Lens: Light Grey

I like that this frame was offered without Bluetooth at a lower price point (at least for a short time) for those people that didn't want or need the Bluetooth module. I really wish O-Luminum would get more respect from Oakley. The frames are very solid-feeling yet surprisingly light. Spring hinges are a necessity since O-Luminum is so stiff. I expected these to fit like Half Wires, but the lenses are much more square and there is much less wrap. As a result, the look isn't quite as nice as I hoped, but I'll still wear them.

As an Oakley fan, I had hoped for more aggressive styling (like an embedded icon or more sculpting), but I can understand that a plainer frame would have a better chance of appealing to new a customer base (for the Bluetooth-equipped version). One element that does stand out is the block-lettered OAKLEY etching on the lens. The letters have almost a frosted appearance, unlike most other Oakley lens etchings that use an outline font.

Mercury is a rather plain metallic silver... nothing special, but it gets the job done. Light Grey is a perfect tint for medium or variable light conditions, or when you don't want a very dark tint.
takashi11 -
Frame: mercury
Lens: persimmon

The style is pretty good. Nothing that catches a lot of attention, but the custom lense certainly do. Oluminums are great...super light, but only feels a slight bit cheap to handle. not sure if it can handle stress... I'm sure it can. It's just sth this lightweight don't usually seem sturdy compare to titanium, or x metal~...even the C5. All in all...I love this combo~
Ian -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: Gold Iridium

Very classy! I got these with the BT module on a whim, and haven't regretted it. I use these far more often without the module, as they are a solid, good looking pair of glasses. I'm not quite sure how I feel about "Oakley" being etched into the lens. It is kind of cool to have a pair of Oakleys that don't really advertise themselves, though.
KAMI X -
these are a great buy. it holds your bluetooth and the glasses and keeps them safe. not only that it just looks cool and covert ops-esk
Ian -
It's cool to have a soft vault made specifically for my RAZRWires. If it didn't have a space for the BT module, I'd never have it with me when I needed it. The Motorola badge on the opposite side of the case from the Oakley Icon make sit stand out from the rest of my soft vaults. A must have for RAZRWires.
Ian -
It's cool to have a soft vault made specifically for my RAZRWires. If it didn't have a space for the BT module, I'd never have it with me when I needed it. The Motorola badge on the opposite side of the case from the Oakley Icon make sit stand out from the rest of my soft vaults. A must have for RAZRWires.
o-xide -
so expensive yet so beautiful with the O icon. They should have made it more sophisticated by adding a FM transmitter to it especially for the whooping $30 price. Can't play the Thump in the car
Ian -
Expensive for just a branded charger, but for us that obsess, it's a must have.
Thomas64 -
Color: Black
It's nice to have this charger, so you can recharge your Thump even when you're away from your computer. You can disconnect the cable from the adaptor, so you are basically getting an extra Oakley USB cable which is nice. It come with all kinds of plugs for different countries. And also you get a nice Oakley cloth bag to store your charger in. Must have if you travel alot.
o-xide -
If I still travel a lot it would be great but now it's just a display
Ian -
It's an international USB charger. It works for the Thump/RAZRWire, my phone, an ipod, anything that works with USB charging. The price isn't much more than a regular wall charger, and it's got the O on it. You can justify owning this.
Jaycee -
No more s***. All posts of this qulaity from now on
dan-E -
Red is my favorite color and the red frames seen on Half Jackets and Pro M Frames are excellent.
jumpman73 -
I love these on my half jackets. They are so bold yet not really over the top. The red looks really sharp.
DoctorCrip -
I heard the lens in the Red cameras are the same as the lenses in Oakley glasses. If this is in fact true, that's pretty cool and is yet another example of how clear and undistorted they are.
Jerry Lewis -
The lenses are not the same. In camera lenses the elements are glass.
Jerry Lewis -
The lenses are not the same. In camera lenses the elements are glass.
Dann -
I have this on my Thumps, and it is a nice offering in the camo world. It's glossy rather than the usual matte camo, but still looks nice.
oogie -
Probably the only camo I can get behind. I have these on my Zero, and think they look great! I just don't get thrilled about the other camo colors ... but I think the red is a great standout.
LEX7 -
Dunno which one i like better this or blue camo.
i got this on the zeros and it truly is very badass.
i love the camo colours and this is a nice modern version.
this colour was the only reason i got the new zeros.
i also love the fact that this version is shiny rather than matte like most of the others.
BrianJ1888 -
Lil John says: YEAH!
This color is a must for pimpin'.
TheVault -
Awesome combo, the Lil John color is a must to have.

Very original but less vibrant then the blue camo, its reds are nice and well chosen.

On the Zero, because of the small arms,the color pattern wont stand out to much so it might appeal to people who dont want a frame that will get you noticed right away.

My second favorite camo after the white camo.
jumpman73 -
Beautiful camo color from Oakley. The red camo is starting to be my favorite camo color. The color is very bold and stands out nicely. I hope Oakley makes more frames in this color option.
Eddy -
I saw this and decided to show it to my girlfriend who is a film student...now my "Savings fund to buy a Hayabusa" has turned into my "Savings fund to buy my girlfriend a Red One Camera" thanks alot, i'd give it a 5 on cool factor, but it robbed me of a Hayabusa...

*We're engaged and she told me she'd rather have this than an engagement ring, since it's more practical to her.
dirtjump_boy -
screams OAKLEY !!! totaly unique
DoctorCrip -
Only JJ could dream up something as crazy as this. I'd love to have one - I can only imagine the reactions I'd get from people. Well, one can dream.
Iwan -
Very nice finish to complement the +Red lenses. It's a very deep/dark red, not overly flashy at all. I like it but don't really miss the option on other frames.
Ed -
Very unique finish only available on the Half Wire. Like other metallic finishes, Red Oxide changes appearance depending on the light conditions. Indoors, it is a deep burgundy... almost black under low light. Outside or under bright light, the metallic paint really shines, and the frame takes on a deep crimson color. It complements the +Red lens quite well.
dan-E -
Beautifully done finish that for reasons unknown (not the glasses), are only available on the Half Wires. A deep, dark red in low light, they absolutely shimmer in bright light. Oakley needs to use this color more.
Dann -
Gotta love it. There was a time when things were crazy. Sadly this isn't the case now, but you can still go back in time courtesy of eBay and a lot of cash. I finally scored one of these, and couldn't be happier.
Jay_X_Bee -
Good colour for the racing jacket. It makes it now a unbeaten combo.
Ed -
Daring and bold. The tiger print is just plain cool. I don't think I'll ever wear my RJ, but I'm glad I have a pair in this rare color.
LEX7 -
another one of the kick ass animal print colours, this is basically bengal but with red instead of orange, very rare and only ever came out on the gen 1 racing jacket.
i have been searching for this frame colour ever since i saw it in an O-vault store and stupidly did not buy them.
TheVault -
One of the most crazy frame color Oakley has ever released !

I used to have them in a Racing Jacket, and to this day, I regret selling it. Very aggresive in the color scheme and pattern, they mean business for sure.

The tribal frame is the closest frame we have to this one now.

jumpman73 -
Really cool color option for a frame. Its a nice deep red color. I hope Oakley releases more models with this color. Its also fairly conservative. Good for every day use.
DoctorCrip -
Out of all the Red accessories this is the craziest to me. However, it also looks quite functional, which is the essence of JJ and Oakley's thinking - function wrapped in art.
LEX7 -
this is another member of the glitter family and is basically a dark redy brown with goldy sparkles. not the nicest but is still a welcome part of my collection.
skull.jacket -
An interesting kit with versatility built right in. It is still Unobtanium, so it is still awesome; there are a few flaws but overall good product.

Pros: The earsocks fit as many as four frames (JB, Split J, NRJ, SJ) and rumored to fit a fifth (MN 2.0). That is pretty good versatility for an accessory that is almost always designed to be unique to just one frame. Also, because of the switchlock jaw, the nosebombs fit three frames (JB, Split J, NRJ). I really think this is something Oakley ought to consider repeating, as it allows ease of ownership and makes new frames more attractive when parts are interchangeable.

Nosebomb kits come with small and large fit pieces, although I still haven't figured out which one is supposed to be "standard" and "asian" fit, if at all. But I can use both so its like getting 2-in-1.

Cons: I know there was originally an all-in-one kit released with the JB, but those days are long since gone. The new kits are separate Earsocks and Nosebombs. I can reasonably speculate as to why, but regardless each ESNB "set" now costs me $20 instead of $10.

A suggestion for this and all earsock kits would be to make the area that faces the wearers head with a thicker layer of Unobtanium rather than make the thickness consistent throughout the sock. The sock would then have a bit longer lifespan as it wears out. The larger nosepieces have a larger amount of rubber and can do the same, even if that wasn't the intent behind it.

Had the earsock and nosebomb kits not been so widely available when I got my Split J, I may have reconsidered my purchase (or at least investing so heavily). The interchangeability would not necessarily have, but it certainly makes the Split J that much better. If I happen to get an NRJ (and i'm thinking about it) it would be very easy to pick up parts.

Bottom line, I hope Oakley does this more.
Isotope -
This shirt is very unique due to it's technical print design, which appears to be blueprints of Oakley HQ. Overall a very nice shirt.
Synergy -
Color: New Khaki

Agree with Isotope, fantastic shirt and a really great design and print. Nice metal O icon on the pocket.
Farlius -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR50 Brown Gradient

The Gretchen Bleiler Signature Series. Picked these up for my Wife as a surprise gift. She loves them and they offer a contemporary style with a side of flare with the gold and bronze colors. They are great for her smaller head and very comfortable for her. She says she gets a variety of compliments from just how they looks to just different they are to the other 'ray-ban-maui-jim' types you see on all the girls making trout-pout faces in photos.
Marcio Ribeiro -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Grey Polarized

Picked one of these for my girfriend as a birthday gift, she loves them immediately!One thing i can say, even i´m wanna use them, they look´s amazing! The mix of black frame and red details are very rich, looks like a "ducati edition" and the polarized lenses feels confortable during all day, doesn´t matter if it´s dusk or sunny.
b2r -
Frame: Polished Brown
Lens: Dark Bronze

My girlfriend has these and she likes them very much. The color combination is good and there is a nice texture on the earstems.

Only drawback is that one of the screws came loose unnoticed and the lens dropped to the asphalt! Not nice and I hope that is not Oakleys new quality standard!
TERRORISM -
Retina Burn typifies Oakley's loud, intense, and limited-production sport specific color options. Closely resembling Neon Yellow, this hue grabs your attention like a tree being uprooted in a tornado. Pair this frame with Fire or G26 for some fireworks.
Ian -
I can't imagine a more appropriate name for this color.
Jeannie -
Inforamiton is power and now I'm a !@#$ing dictator.
elf -
color:black/graphite

It's 2...2...2 hats in one! And it's O!
Marty -
Thanks alot - your answer seovld all my problems after several days struggling
Liliam -
Great post with lots of impotrnat stuff.
oogie -
Frame: Pol Black
Lens: Black iridium
For the ladies (I think...or at least not for me). A large monolithic lens set into a o-matter frame that has orbitals, odd to say the least. I can dig the overall styling to an extent, but I'm just not sure who this is appealing to (similar to Dartboard L, but not to that extreme).
OZZY -
Frame:BLK CHERRY / G30
Lens: Whatthe F--- ? These things are totaly metal. Ive got copper pennys that look more girlish. Put on a cap and a fat dope rope and these shades rock. I like being able to see through my oakleys without seeing the frames. These fit the bill. Oakley is thinking out of the box again !! Great job 5 stars..
alexrugby18 -
Frame: ash
Lens: gray polarized

they fit my big head pretty good i love the lensse shape and the way they cover your face(because this is what they do they cover your face not only your eyes).I wear them clubbing and they are deffinatly made for a classyer look
i give them a 4
LEX7 -
Frame:Polished Black
Lens:Violet Iridium

one of the best looking recent combos, this is all because of the huge riddle lens which really brings the violet lens to life, working perfectly with the polished black frame. As i have said previously these dont lok good on me and arent particularly comfortable but they are a collection must and cos they are a stretchline combo are hard to find.
x-metalman -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium
I'd say it's a feminine frame most definitely. The frame itself is very large, but it has such a steep curve to it that I'd say it's suited to smaller head sizes who like the huge sunglass look. Very much a fashion frame.
LEX7 -
Frame:Ash
Lens:Grey Polarized

i was expecting great things of this frame colour, cos it looks amazing on the oakley website but saldy in real life it is very different. the white bits are much less obvious so it looks more like a crystal black with very faint white specs in.
very boring.
this was gonna be the only way id buy a pair od riddles,
they are gigantic and clearly for fashion use only, they are comfortable but just not made for anything else but posing.
dan-E -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Bronze
This is clearly Oakley's attempt to tap into the fashion accesory market and I can see these succeeding on some level as slightly cheaper alternative to the Prada or Gucci or whatever other companies make those ridonkulously huge glasses for fashion-consious women. For me, well, I thought the Zero L looked absurd. It certainly looked cool on the catalog but its a bit garish in person and the base curve is a bit much for my large head. That and I'm clearly the wrong gender for them.
Achtung7 -
Frame: pol black
Lens: black iridium
great design,exelent visual work, great big visual area,
i really dont understand you american friends, this sunglasses are far away better than gascan,cause riddle have a lot more desing work, please look the riddle and you will discover that are to "macho" style for a pretty lady, too square for a girl face! please guys be honest the riddle fit great a guy face, but a good shape face.
Andre -
Frame:pol black
Lens: black iridium
i really like the design, great fit,in my opinion, is a men desing i think, very big and monolitic for a girl
ford -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ruby Clear

Lex, what about a hot GUY model? Or failing that, me? Haha!

Anyway, I think these Riddles are fantastic. Oakley NEEDED to release glasses styled like this to capture the fashion market.

They are big, but that's what they crazy kids are wearing these days. I am one of those crazy kids.

I swapped the Ruby Clear lens (released only for the London O Store limited edition) and put it into the Polished Black frame, and these glasses look HOT. Best colour combo ever. The White/Black Iridium looks good too - my Stormtrooper sunglasses!

If you want some fashionable, mainstream Oakleys, or your girlfriend is looking for a pair of fashion type sunglasses, give the Riddles a go.
sparra -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium

I tried them on, and the lens shape and front part of the frame was not too bad - definately one for the girls though. I found the arms to be the worst thing about them, they taper in too quickly, looking too thin for such a large sunglass - a bit out of proportion.
bong -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium

tried it at my local OPD the other day... man, are they huge! they look a bit cartoonish by themselves and even more so when i tried them on. not that they fit my head though because the base curve is very steep. they're definitely designed for smaller heads, which would look a bit more ridiculous because they're so big.
O_MattR -
Frame: Ash
Lens: Grey Polarized

I know the response that these glasses along with most of the new "fashion" oriented frames have gotten. But I for one actually like all of the new styles including the Riddles(yes even the "MonteFreakOs"). They are actually very comfortable, and the Ash frame looks awsome! I only wish that Oakley would release more styles in this frame.
Rick -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Brown Gradient
I bought these for my wife and she loves them. The style is not suitable to everyone, but I think they are a quality product. They feel more expensive than they are. They have a comfortable fit and they come in a nice range of flashy combos. So, not for eveyone, but if you are into fashion glasses, these beat the crap out of the stuff coming out of the top fashion houses....
TekDragon -
Frame: Black Cherry
Lens: G30 Black

This one did have to grow on me a bit and everyone is right they are HUGE!! Dan-E is right, I think they allow Oakley to compete with Gucci-type glasses. I think guys can pull them off, but you have to be able to pull off that type of garrish attitude. (Not sure if I can, but I got them anyway) In terms of styling I think they allow Oakley to compete better than say the Monte Frio. Even if I don't wear them that often, they are an interesting and unique addition to the collection.
LEX7 -
Frame:White
Lens:London O-Store Ruby Clear

Oak is right they look good in a collection but dont look good on, well maybe on a hot model.
NOT for guys!
Tick -
Frame: Pol. Black
Lens: Violet Iridium
The Riddle took time to grow on me but now I really like the fit (bigger for excellent coverage) & the Violet Iridium lens is just gorgeous & suitable fo a lot of different lighting conditions. The size would be a bit much for smaller faces. Acetate has a little different feel to it. It's difficult to explain but it feels denser but at the same time flexes differently than O Matter. It even sounds different when you open them. The Earstems are a tad too flat & wide for my taste but it's a minor issue
OsmosisJones -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Bronze

I like them personally, but prefer black frames more.

The Riddles themselves are awesome, especially the Violet stretchline's. Definately not as much as a female-specific frame as I thought it was

I actually saw a guy walking around wearing the Ducati Riddles recently, so it's not just us o-reviewer males that like them.
kingphilbert -
Frame: Ash
Lens: Grey Polar

They look cool but just doesn't do it. It's very large and the lens/frame curve was so much that it barely fit my head without flex/stretching it out, and I don't have a big head by any stretch. Even having the metal hinge made the flex hard and the start of the earstems come to close to uncomfortably sitting against my temples.

I'm adding a star as of 7/10/05. I have recenlty tried the Black Cherry pair and the fit very well. Better than the Gascan even. It's still a shame that this is so large.


Oak -
Frame: White
Lens: London O-Store Ruby Clear

At first glance, this is one ugly sunglass. On second glance, it's still ugly. But after a while, it grows on you; it starts looking pretty cool. Well, the London O-Store Ruby Clears do anyway. They're big and don't fit me well, but they display real nice. I'm giving it a 2.5 but rounding up to 3.
shanafan -
Frame: Ash
Lens: Grey Polarized

The problem with these is that I want to like them, but they just do not fit male's faces. They have a really cool shape, but when I put them on, they just too high on my face. Bottom line is they are good looking glasses, but not intended for men.
yoko -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Violet Iridium

A litte big and more of a fashion accessory. Design will not look good on everybody because of the size and shape. Violet Iridium lens rock and I believe people will want one just because of this lens. 3 stars for the design, 5 stars for the lens.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium

First the pros, cool design and excellent eye coverage. Now the cons, these were way to small for a big head. The back of my ears started to hurt because of the pressure of the ear stems. This would be good for people with small heads or high thresholds of pain.

E-Mailman -
Frame: Pink Latte
Lens: Bronze

I picked this up for my fiancee. It's good for her because she wants a large lense, and I prefer to get her an Oakley because the US Army doesn't buy Dolce & Gabanna for their service people. She says it is a bit tight for her, but after some wearing, things went fine. The lense is not bad, and she finds clarity when using it for driving.
EnergyShiftX -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Violet Iridum

Violet Iruium is a spectacular lense, I tired putting the violet lens in the white ducati riddles, looked even better, but the black with violet is a very nice combo.
ball5out -
Frame: black
Lens: violet
too big for my asian face.as far as standing out, caught my attention right away when I walked in the store so I picked one up and used the lens for a custom.I made my girl cousin try it on before hand and it looks great. My opinion, just goes well with the ladies
BullyVW -
Frame:Polished black
Lens:Violet Iridium

I had wanted these for some time, but it wasn't worth $100+ for me. Found them at my Vault for under $80 and I couldn't pass them up. The HUGE violet lenses are odd to look through, but an amazing look. I can't imagine why they don't offer this lens in more options.

Beyond that, the frame is tight, but not to the point where it hurts...almost a perfect fit. The large size makes them perfect for today's style. First day wearing them...everyone asked about my sunglasses...no one has commented on them being designed for women!
oakdays -
Frame: Ash
Lens: Grey Polar
I can't believe so many people think this is woman’s pair of glasses, they look grate but the fit is not to good I always feel like they are not sitting correctly on my face, and I have a hard time keeping the arm on them I think I have gone trough 2 pairs, but now I’m extra careful and I try not to wear them as much they nose peace fits OK but they could have done a better job w/ that.
OAKLEY RAIDER -
Frame: polished black
Lens: black iridium

This frame is a good one. My only issue is that the frame tends to be really week at the hinge. I had them replaced for a second time. However, defect does seem to have been corrected properly. Haven't had an issue since. Therefore, I give it 4 skulls.


Surfergirl -
Frame: These frames warp!! I have had to send them back 3 times. I have the polarized ones and wish I had not spent the $200 for this piece of #$%@!!@!!! Also the ear stem broke. I bought the first pair 1 1/2 yrs ago and the warranty is now expired. Oakley says too bad.... Now I am stuck with this expensive, defective, broken sunglass. Oakley sucks. Don't buy!
Lens:
Ian -
Frame: Pink Latte
Lens: Bronze

I bought these for my girlfriend, now she is hooked. She appreciates seeing the world in a different color, and the pink goes with all of her girly stuff. If you can get them on steepandcheap.com for $40 like I did, they're more than worth it. Give them as a gift, and when she goes shopping, sees them in a store, and checks to see how much you spent on her (like all women do), she'll be surprised and impressed. ;)
Tony -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black iridium
Fantastic fit and my favorite everyday sunglasses. I have many designer sunglasses and these not only look good but feel comfortable. Good with shaved head.
Jimbo -
Frame: black
Lens: black iridum
I liked these but as other users said the hinge is weak and they are now broken. just contacted oakley to get them replaced and was told they are now discontinued... so not too impressed about that as am now stuck with a useless pair of oakleys with perfect lens' hmmmm.
LuluBrito -
Frame: Ash/Grey
Lens: Polarized
I loved this sunglass very much. I'm a long distance runner, I used it a lot for training and doing one marathon (42km), it fit perfectly in my ears and nose.
Unfortunately the polarized lenses were damaged by use, this model is discontinued, so yesterday I've sent it back to Oakley Brazil and they will return me a Flat Jacket Gold Iridium Polarized.
I've already bought a Radar Path, and I'm enjoying it a lot too.
fedrat -
Frame: Pol black
Lens: Black Iridium
Were once a Mens frame, then a Womens, now discontinued. Best looking and fitting Oakleys I've ever found. Shame my child destroyed them.
O-Whores -
Frame: Black Cherry/Brown/Polished White
Lens: G30 Black Iridium/Bronze/Black-Clear Gradient

LOVE THESE! I've always loved the Riddle and still wore the standard pair, especially the Violet Iridium. But I always had to sit them just right so that I wouldn't look like a freak or get really deep marks on my cheeks.

The nosepieces on these are prefect, the frame seems to be quite a bit smaller to make clearance for those damned chipmunk cheeks.

As for the colorways; I never used to be able to pull of the Ducati Riddle because it was just so much white. But I'd honestly have to say that out of all the pairs I tried on I liked the Polished White the best (though that may change by tomorrow).

Another must have for the Asian diva.

~Dawn
Matt SG -
Frame: Brown Tortoise
Lens: Bronze

Tried these on at a store for a full 5 mins on my face while I was yakking away with the store saleperson as to how good these felt and looked compared to the normal fit ones. I'm Asian and I can attest that Asians (I'm Chinese, for a point of reference), should not buy the normal version. The normal fit sees the bridge floating by quite a distance from the bridge of your nose and only the earstems and your cheeks are holding the glasses in place.

The Asian fit version, however, corrects all that and feels close to perfection. A big fashion lens-shield type of sunglass that would make Paris Hilton proud (eeweee....) Guys can definitely pull this one off. This pair would compliment my Oil Drums a lot. But the earstems are a tad thin, compared to the lens and looks a little funny. But that itself takes little away from the great style and look of the Riddle AF. 4.5 skulls.
o-xide -
nice to have to put you precious spare lenes. I have a few of this and I am not letting it go. They are usually seen around but hard to attain
Lali -
Color: Apricot
My first pair of Oakley shoes. It's nice for everyday use. I have them for over 7 or 8 months, but it still looks brand know. Although I wear them almost every single day. If you tree them, when not in use and clean them regularly, it'll remain look new for a long time.
RubyMars -
A very comfortable shoe. Actually my first pair of shoes in years that haven't been running shoes. Look great with jeans for a casual night out. A little bulky for shorts though. I wear them as much as I can otherwise,
american image -
this is a really nice , comfortable "fashion-like" shoe , especially in two clours ; brown/sand & sand/grass stain.
from the looks alone , at this moment , i think there is no better looking "O" shoe
Dann -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium
These were given to me by the owner of Sushi-go since he didn't use them any more. They are sturdy glasses but have a few downfall, aside from the drab X-Metal/Black combo. First, they are meant for big heads...very big heads. They do fit a little better if you take the nose bombs out and let the bridge rest right on your face. If you put size 75 temple shocks in, that helps a bit too. The major issue though is a design flaw. The newer X-Metals, all hinge on the nose bridge, so each lens can pivot on its own. The Romeo, however, had a solid nose bridge, and hinges on the lenses themselves, causing spider cracks on the tops and bottoms of each. This isn't going to make them shatter, but it does look ugly, and they do retail for $275 after all.
kingphilbert -
Frame:
Lens:

I never found this to be that great. The design of the nose bridge iss terrible. It looks like it was meant to flex, but not like the other X-Metals. Very large and still rough sliding them back across your head. I guess Oakley needed to start somewhere and this did launch a great line.
Jonathan Tung -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium

I feel that it is somehow incumbent on my part to come to the least favored of all X-Metal's defense. I really think the Romeos are quite nice. I think I wrote somewhere on the forum that I thought they were quite pleasing aesthetically, not from a lens shape perspective, although I do like the lenses a lot, but rather from a design angle: I like how the bridge is a large piece--an "X"---that reminds an observer of the X-metal significance of the frame as the rest of the design flows from it.

The hammer ear stems are somewhat of a plus too. I know that there are actually quite a few other Oakley-nites out there who aren't too keen on that feature of the XX's and the Romeos but I liked them so much that I have a spare pair of such temples to swap onto my X-Metal frame colored Juliet's just incase I want to add a little kick to my usual Oakley's.

My greatest complaint about the Romeos (actually this goes for pretty much all the X-Metals sans the Penny, of which I have my own minor beef) has to do with the nylon washers that X-Metal facility uses to "lubricate" the joint with joins the temple to the frame---they simply disintegrate after time if you torque them down too much; even if you don't. And good luck trying to replace them. It's a real chore to do this. I finally ended up going to TAP plastics, getting a sheet of really thin plastic, punched some washers out with a small hole punch and made my own. The Romeos have since been fine.

My Juliet's will need a tune up soon, though....Dung. The pair I wear pretty much all the time are the J123940 pair. I call them the "02" pair to correspond to the order of Juliet's I acquired.

This post will be included not only in the Romeo review but also in the X-Metal Discussion thread in the forum list.
DarkGrieverX -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium
These were essentially the very sunglasses which sparked my interest into Oakley. Since I first saw them in MI2, I wanted to try them in person and hopefully own a pair. Thus, after saving up, I finally purchased a pair while on a trip to Vegas. The first thing that struck me was the sturdiness of the glasses; it was downright heavy. However, this wasn't really a problem to me, and it seemed to fit my face ok. After wearing them for a while, I noticed that only real problem with the Romeo was that it was pretty plain (likely due to the color combo I had chosen), and after the Juliet's came out, it just couldn't compare to them aesthetically. But all in all, these are still great glasses which I wear from time to time (though they are overshadowed indefinitely by my Juliet's).
o-xide -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Gold
Hat's off to this design. Enter a whole new Era of sunglasses. 1997 was the year Oakley took the sunglasses to a whole new level. The X-Metal series...a league of it's own..dare not to compete. The Romeo is the Driver of all X-Metals. My Devotion/Obsession started with this piece. Feel the smoke ooze out once you wear it. Give Metallurgy a new meaning!
LEX7 -
Frame:Titanium
Lens:Gold Iridium

Im torn between these and my XX X-metals.
I think the Romeos look better in terms of weirdness and uniqueness but the XX X-metal are way more comfortable and look very cool in a subtle way. The flexability is an issue because they dont have much but luckily mine are not showing any signs of cracking after 15 months of occasional wear.
I still suggest you get a pair if you can just because they look great, but you probably wont wear them much.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Fire, Gold, Black
These are really cool. At first I didn't like them all that much, but when I put them on they started to grow on me. So I picked up a pair. These are great for larger heads.
njphil -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium, Fire Iridium

First saw them in the MI2 teaser trailer, i didn't know what brand they were I had to have them.... I tracked them down bought them a month later. Definitely my favorite pair of oakleys. Just picked up Fire Iridium replacement lenses so i could swap them out whenever I wanted.
yelkao -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium

When I first saw the Romeos I knew I had to have a pair. This is the model that really made me the Oakley fan I am today. My first pair of Oakleys were the M Frames. But the Romeos took my love for Oakley to a higher level. I can't really be too judgmental about them; again I know there are design issues/flaws. But for me I was looking at this pair just for the visual aesthetics not for wear/performance. Even though for $275+ there shouldn’t be many/if any flaws. But I still think they are still and awesome looking pair of Oakleys!!
jeddray -
Frame: X Metal
Lens: Black
The sleek lines and the striking X metal frame matches the somber reflective Black Iridium lenses, Perfect for business meetings, but still cool enough for casual days.

Frame: Plasma
Lens: Fire
The classiest among the X Metals - the Romeo 1's design could never be matched by the Romeo 2. This color combo gives a new meaning to bling. This pair never fails to turn heads due to their sweet elegant lines, and that large bulky X is just so wicked. The coolest pair in my collection.
karMeister -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iriduim
Was lucky to get these for 100$USD when they first came out. Yes they require sumone with a big head and will give a somehow retro look for the size. Only a few people look good in them.
The lenses usually crack because of the design.
I like the way they put the logo and serial in the nosebride.
Very easy to take apart and swap nosebridges with another color =P.


Kneipp -
Frame: XMetal
Lens: Black (Xmetal sign)


Cant understand why people gives it less than 5 starts. This is the most perfect engineering that Oakley has ever made about sunglasses.

I dunno why they didnt fix the crack lens problem and continue with them in production. the new metal glasses sucks compared to the first ones.
Synergy -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Fire Iridium

Have to agree with x-metalman, these are one of the best pairs I own. They look incredible, especially with fire lenses and haven't had any trouble with them since I got them. Romeo 2s? Not a patch on the first in my opinion, should have been called Juliet 2 or Half Juliets. :)
O -
Frame: X-Metal and Titanium
Lens: Black Iridium and Gold iridium

I wanted these for years since 1997 when they first came out and after about 3 years, i got them for christmas. my favorite design, i just love how they form the "X" and there is not an oakley symbol or logo on them and everyone that doesn't know them asks, what kind of glasses are those, they are truly a piece of mad science
brian -
Frame: TI
Lens: Gold
I love the looks of the Romeo, The big X for the nose piece is awesome. I think it was made for bigger faces, but looks good on just about anyone. The lenses cracked after a few years of use, but can be replaced.
jumpman73 -
Frame: X Metal
Lens: Black

These have awesome eye coverage and will definitely block anything from getting to your eyes. The only drawback, is that it is a bit scary putting these on because of the lens defect problem that Oakley had. But, I have 3 pairs of these and have had no problems at all.
travee -
Frame: X-metal
Lens: Black Iridium
These are the exploding glasses in mission impossible 2. After seeing this movie I had to get a pair. The frame will only fit bigger heads. These are the most well built, coolest glasses ever made in the history of mankind. It would be a miracle if oakley or anyone could top this frame style. The black iridium and x-metal frame looks sweet. Don't take any negative reviews of this glasses to heart. If you ever get a chance to see these beauties in person you will be convinced. The only con is the spider cracking design flaw. However, the later versions of the romeo's have been fixed of this flaw.
junfatt -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Fire Iridium

This is the must have pair for X-Metal family, they are discontinue now. The only problem is lenses crack. Others than that, they are very cool eyewear and looks good on most of people. You'll love the them!
LEX7 -
Frame:Plasma
Lens:Fire Iridium

These are beautiful, they have a second Gen plamsa frame but super red first gen fire.
they look so good im gonna be tempted to wear the even though its risky with the design fault.
quick get these begore they are gone for good.


saturnine -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Gold

These are the strongest frames Oakley has ever released IMO. They just feel so durable! They complement larger faces, those of you with smaller heads need not apply. These are also very comfortable on me, even more so than the Juliet. Sadly, these have been discontinued in favor of the new Romeo 2.0. Grab 'em while you can!
SOLID GOLD -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Gold

The Grandaddy of them all. The Raw-boned and Bruiser like frame is a look that not anyone can carry off. An alpha male lion on the Serengeti could pull it off. By itself as a specimen, I'm sure all you guys can appreciate it. I guess that's why they decided to make the Romeo 2.0 more subtle.
For a guy who benches close to 400lbs, subtle aint my cup of tea.
fin7 -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Gold

No other manufacturer comes close to the design on these.
Unmistakable Oakley, aesthetically alone, never had any lens issues with mine to date, lens changing is as easy as juliet. The small grommets tend to spread and look a tad unsightly.
For larger heads, so don't fit my pinhead that well
O-TasMiC -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium
I have two pairs of X-Metal/Black Romeo’s (one is the MJ LE), and it’s because they are by far the most beautifully sculpted of the six X-Metals. The nose bridge is what stands out the most; it is obviously following the theme of "X"-metal. The fit is also brilliantly perfect, the only parts of the glasses that touch your face are the nose bombs and the ear socks, while the orbitals wrap them selves around all points of your field of vision; it is the embodiment of the word "perfection".
Pander -
Frame: X-metal
Lens: Black Iridium

These are soo awesome! Finally I found a pair of these in excellent condition! These are the best X-metals!
They are a bit big, but still very good. Also a bit heavy on the nose, but what the heck... These are such well designed glasses. The fluid lines and yet quite agressive. If you want a pair, you should at least have the X-metal one. These were the first X-metals, so they're definatly a must for every collector.
Jay Ho -
Frame: 1 x-metal and 1 plasma
Lens: blk irid on black and fire on plasma.

Love these but a little bling for corporate life. wanted them when I first saw these in 97 and finally got them as a present to myself after my promotion. Never had a problem with lenses cracking but they do scratch easily. Had to get rid of my favorite plasma one due to the scratches. The screw needs to be tightened every once in a while but that's not a big problem. They are a bit heavy but you feel what you paid for, kinda like a Brietling watch...lots of substance. IMHO, much nicer looking than the juliet with all that mess at the nose bridge. And don't get me started on the Romeo 2. Totally different look, feel, and style. Oakley should had ket the originals and named the 2's something like Half-X or half something because thay are literally half of what the original Romeo represents.
cycling-pablo -
Frame: x-metal
Lens: black iridium
Just got these in and love the look of them. Looking to add some more aggressive lenses, but even with the black iridium these get you the looks. For me the fit is comfortable, I think the temple shocks are a size too small as they don't fit too tightly but they do stay put and make them comfortable for a full day of wearing them.
LEX7 -
Frame:X-metal
Lens:Black Iridium
Finally got the last ones, ive had the other 2 for a while and have been finding it difficult to get a hold of these. what can i say the original X-metal in the classic combo.

look simple but very badass. shame they shouldnt be worn due to the lens cracking fault.

best to keep them mint in a display.
romeopeax -
Frame:X-metal Michael Jordan
Lens:Black Iridium
I got a romeo 1 x-metal frame they said it was a michael jordan edition because it has 4 digit serial number and red ear socks,anyways the romeo 1 are the best x-metal for me sleek awesome design SICK!
O-TasMiC -
Frame: X-Metal (MJ LE)
Lens: Black Iridium
I was hesitant for so long about getting a pair of Romeos for the simple fact that I thought they would be way to big for my face. Boy was I wrong! I love the way these fit my face, just as well as the Juliet, I guess that makes me one of the lucky few. Any way, I got #3121 MJ edition from a very cool fellow o-review member, and I am overly impressed. Now I just wish I had come to my senses earlier and bought a Plasma/Fire Romeos when I had the chance, oh well.
dj.MLYT -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Fire Iridium

Snagged myself a pair of these for my birthday (#008904) just because they were starting to get scarce on ebay and I thought I ought to have a pair.

I really like the style of the orbitals, and how big the actual piece that makes up the nosepiece is, and Fire Iridium is a nice lens to look through, and you really can't lose with the plasma finish.

My only complaints are that the lenses are pretty big, and look a bit big on me, so these are definitely for people with bigger faces. Also I'm a bit iffy on the style of nosebombs... they leave circular marks on my nose sometimes.

Also, if you aren't aware of the Romeo frame defect, since the entire face piece is connected as one rigid piece with out any flex capacity like the Juliet or XX, it can cause stress cracks in the lenses after a while. But if that does happen, Oakley USA will replace them with a pair of Juliets or XX of equal or lesser value. Oakleys superior customer service prevails again!

Overall these are a really solid pair of glasses, and if you like the way they look, you'll love them even more in person on your face. Can't go wrong with this classic design unless you have a small face.
Oak -
They've only recently been discontiunued, but I miss them already. They may not be perfect, but they're damn good looking. The Romeo isn't for everyone, but they fit my face very nicely. They also started the premier line for Oakley, and for that they're getting a 5-star rating from me.
oogie -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black

I have an early version (w/ red earsocks), but from the reviews here, I doubt much has changed. Being the first X-Metal frame, I give the Romeos all the props in the world. The look and fluid styling are sweet. The fit and comfort leave something to be desired. A bit heavy on the nose (not the most comfortable nosebombs) and pinching earstems. A sweet pair of shades, but I can't bear to wear them for extended periods of time. Plus, I just don't appear to look as good as Tom Cruise pulled them off in MI2.
banarno -
Frame:X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium
I remember seeing these on my friend, an Oakley rep at the time, and was just blown away.
I had the second pair in the UK after him, and I just could not get over the design (or the price!)
These are made for a larger face than mine, but I still love them for what they are.(and what they have become)
Realistically these are a bit to heavy and rigid to wear and are a world away from my Zero 0.1 which I wear every day.
I still give them 4 stars for being the original X-Metals that started Oakley on the way from just making quality sunglasses, to pieces of art.

x-metalman -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium
What's with all the bad reviews? These are great glasses! I absolutely love these. Romeos were my very first pair of Oakley's and I can't say enough about them. They do have a few flaws, and yes the Juliet is a better frame, but hey! These were released in 1997 and were the first of it's kind. Cut them some slack. If it wasn't for these, there would be no Juliet.
sparra -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Fire Iridium

Tried Romeos on lots of times, when I was going through the X metals deciding which I liked best. I just don't like the style. The lenses just look weird, and the fit is quite poor (though other X metals don't fit me brilliantly, they're much better than Romeo).
Rick -
Frame: All 3
Lens: All 3
I bought the first pair of Romeos that came to Calgary. I couldn't believe how they fit my head. There was nothing like them back in '97 and you could almost make that claim today...almost. I was fortunate enough to latch onto pair 4013 of the Michael Jordan Limited Editions with the red unobtanium. I can't say enough good things about the style of the original Romeo. When I heard about the method in which they were made, I knew I had to have them. Of course, there are obvious design flaws. Interestingly, I only came to know of the spidering issue once I became an O-review member. I have never had (knock on wood) any problems with any of my 3 pairs. I think they are the model that put Oakley way out ahead of the pack and for that I think they deserve special recognition. All hail the Romeo!
DisturbedEarth -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Fire Irridium

Finally broke down and bought my first pair of Romeo's...these things are very cool and very comfortable. They are the Oakley Flagship design, recognized and envied even by the O-uneducated... Everyone knows Romeo's. They are a little heavy for all day wear but I can see getting all 3. Becoming more and more scarce.
TekDragon -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black
A great example of Oakley design. I remeber when I first got these I thought as a poor college student am I really spending $245 on these? (I'm pretty sure that's what they were at the time) It was totally worth it. There's nothing like them, especially at that time. Talk about a head turner and conversation peice. I don't wear them that much anymore, because they are kind of heavy and get uncomfortable if I wear them too long.
SOLID GOLD -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Fire

Romeo 2 out 3. This pair just came in today. Brand new in box 000324! 1st Gen plasma looks a lot like titanium. The latter is a darker frame when compared to side by side. Fire lenses are smoking! I'll give it test run over the next few days. Keep posted. The heat is on!
jumpman73 -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Gold
Awesome glasses. Led the way for the X-metal family. The light coverage on these are really nice. I also thing they are very comfortable to wear. Try to get a pair while they are still out there.
Iggy -
Frame: X Metal
Lens: Black Iridium

The first of the X Metals.

The Romeo's appearance is very aesthetically pleasing. It is quite large, but sits relatively well on my Asian face, although the lenses do tend to fog up due to the fact they sit way too close too my face.

The fit is pretty wide, but temple shocks can modify this aspect to suit individual persons. The lenses are nice and big, so there is no chance of light leaking in. There is that design flaw though, where the lenses meet the nosebridge; the spider at the points after a while so you shouldn't bet on keeping them pristine over regular use. In fact, it's this very flaw that makes me recommend against wearing it for daily usage.

If you are looking for a great pair of sunglasses to wear, there are others who would fit the bill to a much better degree. I you sway more to the collecting side of things however, the Romeo would get the full five stars.
DarkJuliet -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Ir.

Just acquired another two pairs of these guys through my collecting endevours and spend a good fifteen minutes admiring the architecture once more.

I guess I've come to regard the Romeo 1 as more of an art piece than as a sunglass that you can wear for practical use, seeing as the flex action from orbital top to centerpiece pretty much nixes this design in that area. Respectfully to those who don't give that much homage to Romeo I, I disagree. I still can't quite get over how aesthetically pleasing this sunglass design is. The art piece mentality extends to Overthetop, Medusa goggles, and Zero 0.3(p). There are others that I might be missing too. Juliet, Mars, and the others don't fall in this category because one CAN wear them pretty much everyday. Woudn't it be dandy if Romeo 1 was just robust as Juliet....
xMetal280 -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black

The original Romeo was a breakthrough in design, and created a whole new way to look at sunglasses. I got a very very early pair (#0190) from a rep, and they are really more sculpture than they are glasses. Unlike most consumer products, I can see all kinds of imperfection, where you can actually see that they are metal, cast into place. Very interesting to study.

I did wear them for a while and was careful with them, and luckily haven't seen any of the cracks that plague these early versions. I don't wear these anymore, as they are just too rare to endanger. When I did wear them, they were slightly large for my face but stayed on very well. Coverage is great. The look is now classic Oakley-crazy.

These are really iconic collectors items now. Noting else like them existed before they appeared, and for that they deserve admiration.
ThePalikero -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Gold Iridium

I got a pair of these back in 2001 quickly after trying on one that belonged to a friend. Nothing like walking around with shades just like those exploding glasses from MI-2. Several compliments were thrown my way when I wore these. These were cool and all, but they are definitely more for form rather than function. On the down side, I had to return this twice to Oakley while still under its warranty period, so they replaced the cracked lenses (due to that top screw hinge issue) at no charge. After getting them back a second time, I just mostly put them back in its box and haven't worn them much since 2003. By the way, if you leave these shades in an unvented car left in direct sunlight, do not put them on your face right away...unless you want seared ears and nose! Lastly, I talked to Oakley USA about the lens cracking issue last week (June 2006), and they said I had an option to trade them in for any X-Metal model except for the Romeo 2 after paying about a $50 processing fee. So, I opted for the 24k/24k X-Metal XX! I figured I might as well go for the most expensive one I'm allowed.
Dann -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Fire

My first review was a 2, back when I wore my glasses. Now I mostly collect, so the score goes up based on asthetics. The design lends to lens cracking, but left alone, they are an attractive piece. I was able to clean up a pair I got for cheap and they look almost brand new.
OakleyMonster -
Frame:

Lens:
FOUR STARS

Right now, I own 4 pairs of these. One is #992 MJ, two are X-Metal black and one is Plasma Fire.
( I owned 3 MJ's at one time.)

I believe the MJ pairs sit lower on my face because the nosebombs sit wider than later pairs. I have also heard that the MJ lenses do not fit later pairs and vice-versa.

Yes, they are large, but provide superior sun coverage if you can pull it off. I find Stright Jackets large, but Gascans don't look freakish on me. The drab color of the X-Metal/Black pair serves to tone down the look of a pretty extreme looking pair of sunglasses. The Plasma/Fire pair is very flashy, with the large, bright fire lenses.
To avoid spider cracks: 1. Do not torque the orbital screws too tightly and 2. Use the smallest size temple shocks that are comfortable; spreading the earstems apart when putting them on and taking them off can cause cracks. You should also remeber to lift them off your head instead of yanking them frontways off your face, also avoiding putting excess outward pressure on the earstems.
switchblade5984 -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium

these glasses were my first in the x-metal line! i got them in trade for some other glasses. I love the design i really wanted the juliets but i couldnt pass these up for the deal i got. I had to send them to Oakley to get repaired for the spider cracks oakley fixed them for free and replaced all the rubbers that were missing all i paid was 10$ so i guess in total i paid 40$ and i couldnt be Happier
TDM -
Frame: X-metal
Lens: Black Iridium

One of the truly iconic designs produced by Oakley. It's a shame it has that design flaw where the lenses crack but this design in my humble opinion is far more impressive than the romeo II and has an almost "engineered for a purpose" feel to it, my favourite feature are the grooves where they're designed to flex, they lend the sunglasses a sculptured look. They're not so much sunglasses but a triumph of vision, design and engineering
DAGr8 -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black


I bought a pair the year they got out , and I lost them like a dumb *** I took me about 5 yrs to forgive myself so I finaly got back into the best line of Sunglasses Ever and bought my self a few Juliets and Finaly got this incredible work of Art + brand new lenses , there is simply nothing like it . Unfortunetly they have this weakness , the famous cracks , so mine are in the x-metal vault with the screws almost removed from the frame to make sure nothing happens to the lenses and I have only worn them once or twice since I have them .
lowetlx -
Frame: titanium
Lens: gold iridium

I seem to be one of the few to actually wear the romeo on a regular basis. I try to wear these at least twice a week. the large lenses look right at home on my face and i hvent had a probem with the cracking yet. I am very carefull when taking them on and off to not stretch the arms out. if the lenses do crack ill buy more so i can wear them even more. the only reason i gave these a 4 is it would be nice to have a few more lense chooices
s3an_looi -
Frame:X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium

My uncle has these for around 10years now and the Romeo is still going strong. The coat finish is a little worn but that's it. This is truly a durable pair and will last you a terribly long time.
adrian13 -
Frame: titanium
Lens: gold iridium
great glasses awesome look! turns heads wherever u go. firm grip that stayed put despite vigorous activity. kinda heavy though so couldn't really wear them for too long.
ball5out -
Frame: plasma
Lens: orange prototype
Truly an X metal classic. To me, feels just like wearing a juliet but the outside appearance with the big "X" for the nose bridge just kicks ass. There have been rip offs of cheap brand using a big X for a nose bridge but there can only be 1 and original X metal of a romeo 1. to me, this is the x metal flagship
Jupiter -
Frame: x-metal
Lens: gold iridium

Was trying to get a custom juliet and bumped on a romeo 1 frame with no lenses, in mint condition. The owner of the store sent them to oakley, got fitted with gold iridium ("x-metal" engraved!!) lenses and i bought them in the price of the lenses!
These sunglasses are just perfect, the x-metal/gold iridium combo is a subtle beauty. State of the art material and design, lightweight and strong. Yet some care is needed not to bend the frame at the connection spot(to avoid teh famous crack in the lenses).
Try using a 1/5 temple shock and do not let other people with big heads trying them on!

A rare frame with lense combo. A typical case of never-take-the-sunglasses-of-your-head when you are outside!

Allen Crimson -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Gold Iridium/Fire Iridium

My best pair of Oakley's. Had replaced the lenses though several times because of the cracks on the screw corners.. (you Know what I mean). Got myself recently a pair of Juliets but has no serial number, living my romeo in a display box because it has a serial number. Never was a collector of Oakley's, but because of the cracking issues, I just can't stand wearing them in the long run.

Great Pair though, would want to buy another pair of Gold iridium if there was any availability.
royskie -
Frame: plasma
Lens: fire
i bought a 2nd hand romeo with plasma frame fire lens, the condition of the frame is 100% but the lenses are so worn out, chipped and has the famous crack on top of the lenses where the screw is placed. but this pair is really outstanding, very amazing and incomparable. i went to oakleys main office here in manila philippines and guess what....... they all have replacement lenses all colors(black,fire,gold) had it replaced yesterday including the washers and rubber couplings it like this romeo was reborn and the first gen of fire lens has an orange hue compared to juliets fire lens which makes it a stand out.. though i know beleive that the crack issue with romeos came from the design flaw it is still the best glasses to wear. it is expensive though to buy original replacement lenses for it it is really worth it and something to take care of. i wish oakley had fixed this issue with the lens cracking and redesign it without loosing the romeo look, that is the sad part that i dont understand why oakley did not totally fix the design when they have all the tools engineering and lab to have it fixed.
BiGCoB -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Gold Iridium

My very first pair of X-Metal.
I would wear them everyday if I were not so much afraid about cracking the lens again. Something like six month after buying them, I noticed that there was some kind of distortion near the upper articulation, where the nosebridge binds the orbitals. My optician told we that it was quite common with that model. Knowing that they were under warranty for a year, I've worn them hardly until I sent them to consumer service for a lens replacement. Then after that, I kept them secured in the display case to not damage the lens again.
But for the year I've been wearing them, I can say they have been one of the best eyewear I've ever worn.
Although they are a bit heavy, the rubber at the nosebridge and above the ears are large enough to distribute the weight and make them feel comfortable. The coverage is also perfect and the gold Iridium is very good for sunny days.
Beside its unique design, the Romeo are also the only model to have X-Metal etched on the lens, which can be a detail for most of people, but surely a plus for a collector.
I really wish I could still wear them without being concerned by the lens cracking.
If I should keep one and only one pair of sunglasses, it would be my Romeo 1, even if I don't wear them anymore.

I should rate it 4 skulls for the lens crack, but I can't resolver myself to not put 5 skulls because they are for me the symbol of what Oakley was (is ?) : Half art, half science.

Chase -
Frame: x-metal
Lens: black iridium

Having bought two of these first at $275 in 02 and the second
being willingly robbed after it was discontinued at $325.
I have become very dissappointed at oakleys ending support
of these great shades. It was love at first sight. I've worn them
everyday since I first laid eyes on my first set. the Romeo 2 seems uninspired like a chopped juliet. Ive given up on finding
genuine Oakley lens replacements and have decided to collect the
aftermarket lenses. The frames are nothing short of amazing and
I hope someday Oakley may revisit this design. Its a shame that
Oakley doesn't think of long term ownership of any of their products. Progress and pushing the envelope development wise is
fine, but forgeting those who are loyal to specific products is
a shame.
OakleyaddictPH -
Frame: Xmetal
Lens: Black

Given to be my cousin from Las Vegas, worn out lenses and in bad condition, i'll restore this piece of O history to it pristine condish, wonder if there are parts here in the Makati Philippines main office.

I love this Romeo. The best the oakley ever made.
Streamline -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium

I was lucky enough to grab a pair of these off ebay in reasonably good shape. I picked them up mostly for the cool factor, and not so much for wearability. Turns out once I got replacement "stock" lenses, they were actually one of the best pairs I own. Good field of vision, and excellent at protecting my eyes.

Only gets 4 stars because I'm scared to wear them, for fear of cracking my new lenses.
Daniel from Brazil -
Frame: Romeo 1
Lens: Black Iridium

My first Oakley!I bought in a trip to USA in 2001! I paid 275 + taxs in San Diego!
The best Oakley! Here in Brazil it's too expansive!
I luv this web site and congratulations for us!
WE HAVE THE BEST SUNGLASSES IN THE WORLD!
TERRORISM -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium

This is where it all began: the X-Metal Romeo - the forerunner of what is today regarded as perhaps the pinnacle of Oakley eyewear. With the introduction of a proprietary titanium alloy frame (X-Metal), interchangeable nosebombs/temple shocks, and serial numbered frames, the X-Metal Romeo forever changed the way most would view the eyewear industry. Rendered on a slightly larger scale, these glasses best fit those with larger profiles. The only drawback would probably be the "cracking" of lenses due to inappropriate design/flexing of the nosebridge.



TERRORISM -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium

This is where it all began: the X-Metal Romeo - the forerunner of what is today regarded as perhaps the pinnacle of Oakley eyewear. With the introduction of a proprietary titanium alloy frame (X-Metal), interchangeable nosebombs/temple shocks, and serial numbered frames, the X-Metal Romeo forever changed the way most would view the eyewear industry. Rendered on a slightly larger scale, these glasses best fit those with larger profiles. The only drawback would probably be the "cracking" of lenses due to inappropriate design/flexing of the nosebridge.

Alekxandon -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Ird.
I got the first one Romeo from my aunt. After MI2 showed in the cinema. I really love this model. 7 years ago I wear it almost and the lens always broken. I've ever claim the new lens more than 7 times......So, I try to collect all the 3colours but I love X-Metal one. I really love the romeo and I have some that I haven't wear them. Thanks
Device2 -
Frame: X-Metal Romeo 1
Lens: Black Iridum

By far the best pair of glasses I've ever had the luxury of owning. I purchased my set in San Diego in 1997 at a $275. replaced two sets of lenses prior to the discontinue by Oakley. By far a serious piece of history and art. Love my Romeo glasses, due to lack of parts and age I only wear them on special occasions. If anyone knows a good set of after market lens seller let me know. All the ones I have tried from ebay sell lens that don't quite fit (Exovista). Anyhow by far the best pair of glasses.
DANNY -
Frame:X METAL/ TITANIUM/ PLASMA
Lens:BLACK/ FIRE/ GOLD/ AFTER MARKETS
I have five pairs of these babies. These are the best glasses that Oakley ever made. A design defect causes stress cracks in the lens but if you are willing to go to quality after market lens this problem can be solved with a little thinner lens. After market lens also gives a awesome selection of colors with some actually looking better than the originals. Awesome colored lens plus the best looking frames ever equals a pair of head turning sunglasses.
ej -
Frame: x-metal
Lens: fire iridium

worn them everyday for 6 years. last week one nose bomb fell off and i can't find a replacement. also, two of the gaskets are broken. i misplaced the original box with accessories. anyway, i thought i would just put them away and buy another pair of oakleys. i hope they re-issue them someday.
they are the coolest pair of sunglasses ever!
Neo17 -
Frame: X metal
Lens: Black iridium

If Tom Cruise wears this might as well get one. Nice frame and lens. Fits my big head and nice proportioned. Never had any web crack.
FERNANDO GIANNINI -
Frame: X XMetal MJ LE
Lens: Black Iridium
Bought mine back in 97 in Vancouver. I was studying there and as soon as I looked at htem at the store I knew they had to be mine. I spent 3 months of my scolarship to get them and skipped school for a while... no one knew about it. 13 years later my romeos are still looking great... with some scratches on the lenses and the nose pieces missing (hard to find and expensive) but they still rock!
Marc Castillo / MEXICO -
Frame: X Metal Romeo 1
Lens: Black Iridium.

Got mine here in Mexico City and they are my most valuable Oakleys in my collection. I just use them in special days, they normally are safeguarded in its Oakley X metal Vault. I just got the new Pitboss model and I think the Romeos are by far the best Oakleys ever!
madmunky -
Frame:plasma
Lens:FIRE,BLACK,GOLD
Awsum,,, what more to say, though gettin spares gets increasingly tough, i know a guy who can still get origional lenses, though not the gaskets, anyone out there know anyone for these? coz iam not into paying over $80 for a set, and trying to make my own has never worked out, feb/22/2011
anonymous -
Frame: X metal
Lens: g26 irudium

Romeo for me is the masterpiece of oakley, frame: most beautiful I have ever seen, got mine and not seeing for nothing. I recommend anyone who has to do the same!
TDM -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Black Iridium

Simply the most impressive pair of sunglasses ever! It's surprising how big they are so aren't perfect for everyone but the sculptured design makes them so unique that I can't even imagine some other company coming up with anything that rivals the amazingly sculptured look. If it wasn't for the lens stress flaw this would be simply perfect and even with that flaw I find it difficult not to make this the best item of my collection!
PaulT00 -
Frame: X Metal
Lens: Black Iridium

Wanted a pair of Romeos since I first saw them but wimped out and waited, bought a pair of e-wire 2.1s and then a pair of Whiskers more recently, but still always hankered after these even long after they were discontinued.

Finally found a pair in pretty good nick on eBay - frames are virtually mint, still in box etc but they are 11 years old (original owner bought them in 2000). Just the beginnings of the infamous lens stress cracks, just a couple of tiny almost invisible 1mm hairlines next to the nosebridge. These fit me amazingly well, they're extremely comfortable and not nearly as heavy as they look. Coverage is excellent as is peripheral vision, quite a surprise considering the thickness of the frames. I think they suit my (big) face better than either of my other Oakleys, even though the Romeo 1 is a very stylised and quite brutal-looking design. By comparison I've tried XXs which look too 'soft' and X Squared - the latter look a bit odd, they're comfortable but I can't get on with the protruding bits of the frame at the bottom corners. Romeo 1 is a classic shape which has stood the test of time. I've got some aftermarket lenses on order and will keep the original black iridiums for 'best'. They're sunglasses - they should be worn!

It sucks that you can't seem to get the parts for them now, but we'll deal with that issue if/when it becomes a problem. They seem pretty robust aside from the lens issue - if I have to buy a new pair of lenses every now and then I can live with that.
Barmy -
Frame:Plasma
Lens: Positive red
Simply the best looking frame Oakley have ever produced. I own Juliets, X-Squared and lots of others and nothing gets close to the Original Romeos. They look expensive, cool and futuristic but most of all a really properly finished pair of sunglasses.There really are no other sunglasses like them. Get a pair if you can.
BriP -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium

The original and still the coolest. Just got these as the 4th member of my X-metal collection (Juliet, Penny, Mars) off ebay, for a song at $250. This thing is so raw and industrial, but the design is so well thought out. The arms were even designed to close and stop at the perfect spot, neatly. No lens cracks on this one, although there are small bits chipped off at those points which may have reduced stress and saved it from cracking. I'll be wearing this pair frequently, especially after I get aftermarket lenses (and keep those original x-metal engraved lenses safe!). MI2 style mods are in the works! Keep an eye out on ebay ;)
CrazyALee -
Frame: X-metal
Lens: Black iridium

Finally got a pair. Was fortunate enough to find it BRAND NEW, unused, in this end of the year 2011. I've always wanted X-metals, but they never fit my "big" head. (By the time I was interested in X-metals, the romeos were long discontinued already) I've tried Juliets, but they're too small on me. Was lucky enough to have met a new friend with x metal XX to try them on, and they still looked rather "small" on me. Even the new X-squared..was just a tad bit too small on me. I never got to try romeos ever, until I met up with the seller, and I liked what I saw in the mirror.

The romeos are the FLAGHSHIP of oakley. They are the holy grail. They represent what Oakley had to offer at the time, and still does. No other company attempted to do what Oakley did. The design is futuristic, has been used in movies (Tom cruise in MII2, wrestling match announcer from Spiderman 1)..I love them.

They look boss, because they are. The only flaw is that due to the design of the huge X in the middle of the frame (nosebridge area), it tends to stress on the lenses when putting the glasses on. Hence "spider cracks" are common on these frames, or so i've reserached. I'll only wear these on rare occasions, otherwise they're going on display safe and sound. And i'll haev my frogskins all other times
loup -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Fire
I have been collecting sunglasses for 30 + years now, and the Romeos captivated my attention, and I was helplessly drawn into satisfying my hunger to own a pair. The Romeo design is simply a bold piece of art, that belongs in the Museum of Modern Art. The Romeos, like most museum pieces, are fascinating to look at but not the most practical. Although I would consider myself a collector, I like to wear my sunglasses and not just look at them in a display cabinet. I have been wearing the Romeos, and find them to be a little heavy on the nose, other that a few marks the nose bombs leave on your nose, they are relatively comfortable. The lens cracking issue to me is just baggage that comes with Romeo. Once they crack, I replace them. The Romeos I have came with the original crack free x metal lenses. The first thing I did was remove them and replaced them with new Fire lenses from Oakley. I am now looking to complete the Romeo collection, with the X Metal and Titanium.



ucdavisboy -
Frame: X Metal/Plasma
Lens: Black Iridium, Exovista Ruby/Fire Iridium, Exovista Liquid Metal

Once regarded by many in the community as a failure both in design, function and look is now THE most sought after Oakley piece and, 7 years post-discontinuance, easily fetches double its original retail for pieces that are far from new.

In many regards I, the owner of over two dozen X Metal pieces in various models and configurations, consider the Romeo to be the finest pair of sunglasses Oakley has ever made. While many point to the Juliet as being the company's high point-and while the Juliet is probably the most accessible and wearable frame in the line both visually and in terms of size-the Romeo comes out ahead of its flex coupler successors for a number of reasons.

First, the Romeo has been harshly critiqued because of the lens cracking issue and one could say rightly so, but the simple adjustment of taking the Romeo off and on like goggles (which I also do with the XX, XS and Juliet to preserve the flex couplers in those from needing $75 tune ups at 1 Icon) solves this issue and when you do that, now you don't have to worry about the flex coupler at all because its one piece.Second, the Romeo frame is the easiest to work with when replacing lenses because it separates...with all the other models you're spreading the metal trying to shove the lenses in.

With those advantages, does the Romeo present a problem to many wearers? Yes it does, because it is a large frame...although oddly while the frame isn't any bigger than the XS it gets knocked for being too big more than the XS does. I attribute this to the WIDENESS of the frame. I have a large head-very large...I have to tweak my Juliets so a) they fit and b) they don't look absurdly small on my face...and I almost have to use 25 t shocks to keep it locked down-on the other models I have to slice of pieces of the 15 t shocks to make the glasses loose enough.And for those that say take the nosepieces off to achieve better fit? What? I'm not clear how that would help anything unless your face is so short vertically that the orbitals stick WAY up over your eyebrows (too far is bad, although I like my eyebrows to be hidden). When its said and done though, it is a big frame and one would think that reduce demand however several factors have conspired to make this a rare model.

The Romeo never had an official recall for the spider cracks problem, however for a period the company when called by consumers about it they offered to send people any X Metal in exchange for sending in the Romeo-many opted for the XX 24K at the time as it was the companies most expensive and closest in size to the Romeo. This took a number of the frames off the street forever. The Romeo was featured in MI:II which made it desirable in the same way the Juliet became sought after due to X Men and Blackhawk Down, but the Juliet stayed in production while the Romeo did not. Finally, over time, collectors have begun to understand the Romeo's place in the Oakley/X Metal canon...both as the first in the line, as being more revolutionary and special than it was given credit for originally-plus its the most rare of all of the line because it was the first to be discontinued so its valued simply because its rare.

To my eye, the Romeo is alien looking, industrial, daring and unlike anything else...and BECAUSE of all those factors it now has a special place in my heart. With a frame that is practically indestructible, a nosebridge that requires no maintenance and an endless supply of aftermarket parts (oddly with the exception of gaskets and nosepieces), anyone who owns a Romeo can wear one pretty much the rest of their lives if they so choose. While I love the curves and the grace of the Juliet, while I love the muscular smoothness of the X Squared-I equally love the raw, unfinished almost lack of polish of the Romeo. Its what makes it special and its what makes it the cornerstone of my X Metal collection. If you have one-keep it. If you don't and you can get one, do it. You won't regret it
Andre-v8 -
Frame: X Metal and Titanium
Lens: Black and gold
The Romeos are Best Oakley ever!!!I love the XXs but the Romeo fit and look, at least on my big head, are better than any X Metal.The lack of replacement parts and lenses sucks but the aftermarket parts are avaliable.Yesterday I bought my third Romeo and figure I have one of the last Romeos made since it have a high serial(139456)The serial engraving is diferent from my obter Romeos beeing more close to the newer Juliets as the númbers are not so deep engraved and more shiny than the my other Romeos.
Somebody knows why the diferent engraving and How many Romeos was made??
Thanks
lfpriego08 -
Frame:Oakley Romeo 1
Lens: Black Iridium

Frame: Oakley Romeo 1
Lens: Black Iridium

some of oakley's most wanted sunglasses, these are insanely nice looking and extremely hard to find. you can find them on ebay for no less than $500 USED. I was lucky enough to find 2 of these for less than $200.

no doubt i will keep these for a very long time and hopefully inherit these to my kids.
Bad Fishy -
Frame: x metal
Lens: black iridium
I absolutely love the feel and the design of the Romeo. It just screams Oakley with the "X" nose bridge and dark titanium look. They are very wide and fit my big head just fine. I could see this frame looking really big on some smaller faces, hence the alternative of the Juliet. The only flow to this sweet pair is the lens cracking at the orbital hinges. If they are put on and taken off with care the lenses can last for a long time, but if you try putting them on like a regular pair of shades they will quickly get the spider cracks. I just wish Oakley still carried lenses for these bad boys!
neo17 -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Fire

It fits my big head perfectly. My only concern is the stress crack due to the design of the nose bridge. This is my go to shades whenever when I am at the beach. Definitely a keeper for me.

NEO17
neo17 -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Gold iridum

I kept mine in pristine condition. My worries is that someday the titanium will eventually chip off ( first gen bone finish ). This is the least of my favorites of the Romeo 1 series because of the frame and less worn as well.

neo17
Andrew -
Frame: x metal
Lens:origanally black

these glasses were oridannly my dads he gave them to me awhile back but they did not have lenses because he had perscription lenses put into them i would like to put the original lenses back in them specially cause they have alot of sentamental value to me oakley sent me here can anyone help me out on my options?


vanjo -
Frame:xmetal
Lens: Black

Love my Romeo 1's (MJ #2926)... I like the fit, the finish and the durability of the frame. I have never known that i could have replaced the lenses for free though :( . None the less I am still wearing it with pride.

pastor.elfstrom -
All three combos.

I really, really love these! No other frame is so intoxicating as this one! Fits a bit larger head, like mine.
If you put them on like a pair of goggles you will avoid the cracks in the lenses and you will enjoy them for the rest of your happy life!!!
supersharp -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridum

It took me a while to acquire this frame, mostly due to it's price point and the fact that I purchased very late in the game. Do not be put off by the price.

This frame was the first in the X-Metal line and is in my eyes the best. You could say the "Alpha" of the X-Metal family. This is such an iconic frame. The style is like no other, and even now nearing 20 years after its launch, it still attracts attention.

Despite the inherent flaw of the frames putting stress on the lenses and causing them to crack, these are my favorite frame, and a true classic.
There is a fairly easy fix that members have discovered. Forum members discovered that by beveling the edge of the lenses near the stress points, this can solve the problem. Don't know why that was never explored by Oakley, but it is what it is.

Forever a classic frame that could never be replaced.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Titanium

I can't believe how light these are. These are so light for X-metals. The lenses fit very well too. The half lenses are a little different look for x-metal but still and nice looking pair.
Rick -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Fire Iridium
When these first were released there was some question as to the lens color. Was it Fire? Or, was it Ruby? Well, it was Fire and they look fantastic. Only available through the Rolling-O, this is a limited release (500 units). Not cheap, but very appealing as they are a Gary Scelzi signature series and have his name and 4X etched on the left lens. These are fastly becoming a collector's item as is the other pair released in conjuntion with it - the Pol. Black/Ruby Five 3.0.
Rick -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: 24K Gold
This is a factory custom I purchased off a fellow collector. The combination of the dark Carbon frame with the explosive gold hues of the 24K combine for a spectacular looking X-Metal with loads of personality and oodles of exclusivity. This is something I feel honored to own. I cannot imagine a cooler and more unique Romeo 2 colorway.
Rick -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Ruby Iridium
A Total_O custom that is unsurpassed in beauty. This particular pair brings together the refined style of the Romeo 2 frame and partners it with the allusive and renowned Ruby Iridium lens. This is a crown jewel in my X-Metal collection.
Rick -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Emerald Iridium
Another factory custom. It has takes the flashy Romeo 2 frame and partners it with an Emerald Iridium. Unfortunately, this particular Emerald lens has a lot of goldy-brown in it that lessens the overall drama that a deep green Emerald would achieve. Oh well, you can't always have things exactly your way.
adamjmoore -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium

Size/Weight: Being half frames they feel noticably lighter than a pair of juliets (juliets = 42grammes and R2's = 38grammes) but the nosebombs on the R2's are quite narrow which means after wearing them for a while I found they tended to leave two red marks on my nose. Other than that, the frame and lens size feels just right for me.
Quality of X Metal Casting: I've noticed a couple of tiny pits in the frame but they don't detract from the overall appearance of the glasses and from anything less than a very close up inspection you would never spot the flaws.
General Frame: The frame itself is nicely symmetrical with the only downside being that the right side earstem touches the lens when you close it, however the left side doesn't so if you close the left first this isn't a problem. It's just a bit annoying. Also the frame doesn't fit either the single or double display stands, having tried every possible position to get them on the stands it just won't fit. Thats a minor issue really, I just need a different stand for them.
Rick -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Titanium Iridium
I am the proud owner of the pair 4081 out of the 5000 original X-Metal Romeo's. Not since I first bought them in June of 1997 have I been so excited to own a new pair of Oakley's. The New Romeo 2 has been well worth the wait.
Xenomorph -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Tried on a pair that my friend had. These sunglasses are nice, but $435 for polarized shades?!

Romeo II fits snuggly on my face just like my Juliets and they are very light weight. The half rim design looks unique for an X-Metal and I found it funny they called this the Romeo II rather than a completely new name. The Oakley logo on the temples is also a nice and different touch for x-metals. Giving it only 4 stars because I didn't like how the lenses come to a point towards the temples (due to the half rim design)and these are really expensive.
YI -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium

These are the sort of shades you'd wear if you DON'T want to look like Secret Service AND STILL look damn good. A touch heavier then I expected but really cant complain too much since it's all distributed well so wearing them feels even and not like they're gonna fall off. Good idea with the adjustable spring hinges, and the generous lens size with a rimless bottom guarantees a perfect view. The only gripe I would have is that the frame hugged the face a little more - don't really want to loose them and have them fly off!
sparra -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium

A superb pair of glasses, and I particularly like the arm detailing. I think it's a shame that they are half frames in a way I would have liked to have seen a full frame, though they are super cool. However, just that little bit too expensive.
jeddray -
Frame: X Metal
Lens: Polarized Black Iridium

Gun metal frame complements the sleek black lens perfectly. Lightweight, fits comfortably. Stylish and classy.
Je_Suis_Oakley -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Fire
These limited editions are really awesome the color combination is great and the half frame is really uniqiue espcially with the X Metal line. The only reason that I am giving these a four is because they seem to be pretty wide across smaller faces.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Fire - Gary Scelzi

The Romeo 2 proved Oakley's ability to incorporate a semi-rimless lens design into the X-Metal lineup, and the Carbon/Fire Gary Scelzi limited edition served to enhance the series even further. Due to the reduction in the bulk of the frames, these glasses were far lighter than previous X-Metals, which translated into enhanced comfort. The standard flex-couplers, interchangeable nosebombs and temple shocks also provided a customized fit, and the Carbon/Fire color combo - being previously unreleased for an X-Metal - was a welcome addition to the lineup. This pair also incorporated a laser-etched Gary Scelzi signature, and although I'm not personally a fan of the NHRA, this only served to further enhance their collectability.
dan-E -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Excellent design. I never had a chance to try on the original Romeos but these feel like a worthy product to carry on the name. They're much lighter than any of the other X-metals out there due to the thinner frame but they still feel quite stout and would probably stand up to everyday wear. The polished finish is nice and flashy goes great with the Titanium lenses. The only negative is the higher price, although if I had the means, I'd probably snap these up in an instant.
MelG -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Titanium

I had the chance to fit this color combo and the experience was great! Very light for an X-metal with a very big coverage, the earstems are great and it's good that metal icons are now present. The fit is a little wider than the Juliet but very comfortable. Glad that they used temple shocks instead of spring hinges as the fit is more secured and comfortable. I think it's good that they released light colored frames to emphasize the frame shape when being worn.

The price is what surprises me. Very expensive, and no serials. And I was expecting a grayish-dark gold tint on the titanium like on the site, but found a tint similar to gold iridium but only lighter.

Wishing that they release an X-Metal - Ruby combo.



fin7 -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black
Absolutely loved the design at first sight. "you will be mine" Carbon being my favoutite opted for these first.
Very light and the rimless design suits.
Again pity the lens option is not an Oakley priority. Though with the HJ lens there are lots of possibilities
Ed -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium

My friendly neighborhood Oakley rep was kind enough to let me try his sample pair. 2 words: Nice shades.

First of all, these things are LIGHT. All of the other X-Metals are relatively heavy since they are full-framed and somewhat thick. Romeo 2 feels like a wire frame. The half rim style and the intense sculting on the earstems have something to do with this, I'm sure.

Onto the fit... I didn't have them on for very long, but based on my short trial, they feel like a cross between Juliet and Hatchet. They are about as wide as Juliet, but the lenses are taller like Hatchet. The lenses sit farther away from your face than Hatchet, but they still brushed my cheeks. I forgot to ask if they include larger nosebombs. The T-shocks seem "springier" than the ones on Juliet.

Appearance-wise, Romeo 2 is a vast improvement over the original in my opinion. I've come to like the half-rim styles from Oakley, and the square-ish lenses are much more modern than the ovals on Romeo. The little "fins" on the outside edges of the lenses are a neat little styling element. The earstem sculpting is just amazing, and the new triangular T-shocks even look nice. The earsocks are unlike anything I've seen before. They taper down quite a bit from front to back but are still comfortable. The hinge area is a bit chunky when looking at it from the back due to the need to accommodate the T-shocks, but it doesn't look bad from the outside. I like that there are finally O icons on an X-Metal.

The Carbon finish looks quite nice as always.

I only gave these 4 stars because of the staggering price and the quality problems that okyman62 has had with his. Not what you want to hear about Oakley, especially at such a high price. I assume that it's just early production bugs, but the $100 price hike will always be hard to swallow.
LEX7 -
Frame:Plasma
Lens:Gold Iridium

WOW.
I dont normally give fives but i wore these for 9 hours straight today and loved them. i was delaying getting R2s cos i wanted to wait for some more combos but bit the bullet and decided to get these. these are my 9th X-metal and already my fave.
they are extremely comfortable and light plus they look spectacular.
plasma gold is a great combo dunno why it hasnt been done in any other X-metal.
Oak -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Fire

The Fire lens is not as orange as I thought it'd be...kinda a cross between fire and 24k. It's a nice model, but it's made for thinner faces. I'm also used to the no hassle replacement of templeshocks on the other X-metals, and I've found the R2 shocks a pain to replace. Overall, the R2 is a nice model but it certainly doesn't compare with the other members of the X-metal family.
x-metalman -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Titanium
These are simply awesome!! The half-rim design makes vision way better and without the bottom half of the orbital, the weight drops drastically. They fit like a glove and I usually forget I'm wearing them. The Ti lens is very cool.
Dann -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Ti

As a proud new owner, I've changed my tune a little. These really are awesome X-Metals. Not bulky, not really heavy, and oh so stylish. The Polish/Ti combo goes very well together and doesn't shout *bling*, but just stands out as a nice pair of glasses. I don't agree with the price, but what can you do.
oogie -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black

The sculptured style on these Romeo 2's are just amazing. The Juliets are great, and often the standard for Xmetals. But these R2's bring a wonderfully fluid style, awesome! Lightweight as all heck. The only potential downfall may be the longterm success of keeping the lenses in good condition considering the half-frame style.
LEX7 -
Frame:Carbon
Lens:Black Iridium

These are Amazing, i tried on these and the polished/ti today and im so annoyed cos i really wanna pair but i want to wait for some new combos.
they feel alot lighter than the other X-metals, they did feel a bit tight at the back though, that can probably be fixed by changing the temple shocks.
Jonathan Tung -
Frame: All
Lens: All

I walk around work with these around my head and I have to say that they just don't quite feel as good to me as the original even though they are very nice indeed. Most other sunglasses I would rate rather blandly, but these get high marks even though I like the original Romeo for a number of reasons.

First, I'm kind of an X-Metal purist (Most on the Oakley review know my general tastes: don't like spring hinges, conservative color combos, etc.). I'm a little disappointed that Oakley had to design-out the hole in the temple that I had come to love so much in the Juliets, Mars', Romeos, and XX's. I didn't like the Penny's much because not only because of the aforementioned reason but also because they were spring hinged.

Secondly, as I'm only luke warm on the idea of Oakley's rimless designs, I'm especially luke warm on a rimless X-Metal. I've come to think of the X-Metal line as lending itself to abuse (looking like it anyway). To me, the rimless design steps on that ideal a little.

The price hike is a little much too. The increased cost without the option of a pure X-Metal/ Black Iridium non-Polarized combo which I loved in the original Juliet, Romeo, XX, and Mars bugs me.

Onto the good. The peripherals on the glasses are really good and clarity is quite nice. Admittedly, they do generally fit most people (that I've seen) better than the Romeo I and the design is a bit more forgiving to most face shapes. I guess the trouble with Romeo I is that you almost had to have a face born with the purpose of wearing them.

Holding both pairs up and examining them at a wide variety of angles, I've concluded that the lines of Romeo I are much more elegant and streamlined than Romeo II's. The Romeo IIs are a just a little too busy for my tastes.

In summary, it seems that the very reasons I don't seem to love these glasses are those that prompt most others to laud them as some of the best X-Metals out there. I guess I just like the ultra chunky feel of the original whereas most people don't.
Dann -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black

Finally got to try these on recently. I'm very impressed with what they did in terms of design and weight. However I did like the bulkiness of the originals, since I could just go with a wire if I wanted to. The fit is awesome, and the only reason I'm giving a 4, is due to the insane price that these are coming out at.
Ninpomaniac -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium

Slightly more subdued than the other X-metals. Better? Not necessarily. Not as flashy as the others. I would think of these as the Tuxedo of the X-metal line; elegant and understated. Titanium makes them lighter than the others, so they do not have the protected feel as the others, but are still X-metals and still rugged nonetheless.
x-metalman -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Titanium Iridium
Never tried them on, don't care. Just looking at them sells me. I've always been a fan of Romeos so this is no different for me. If the fit is between that of Romeo and Juliet, these very well may be the best fitting X-Metals ever, for me.
warwagon -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium
Well I wanted some new x-metals and felt why not go with a new design. they suited me so i dived in a shelled out the dollars. I have since found they fit really well and never seen to heavy. The lens gives great coverage, and with it rimless on the bottom half I personally feel vision is improved. The unobtainium on the ear stems is ok but would have been better had they not imprinted Made in USA on the inside edge, a little bulkier may have helped also. Overall I'm wrapped and should see some great use out of these. the color is not overstated or boring. As for the polarized lens nothing to say except - perfect!
Only truly bad thing is Price. which really needs attention most of all. I got mine for 25% off so I can't really complain but others will and sales will suffer.
Ed -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Finally got a good deal on these beauties. Ever since I sold my Polished/Fire Polarized Juliets, I've been wanting another Polished X-Metal frame, and this was the best option in my opinion. To me, the polished finish is less about flash and more about showing off the nice titanium color and intricate frame/earstem sculpting. As always, the Titanium lenses are oh-so-pleasing to the eyes. Seems so appropriate to have a Ti lens on an X-Metal frame, since X-Metal is largely titanium.

I gave these a 4 only because the fit is not as universal as Juliet (the "droop" of the lenses puts the outside edges quite close to my face) and the price is just too high for anyone other than diehard fans to swallow.


yelkao -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Titanium

I've been waiting and waiting for another X-Metal model to be released and when I saw these I knew I was going to buy a pair at some point. I finally did a few weeks ago and I couldn't be happier with them. I love the colorway and I also like the half frame style. Plus in my opinion this colorway is a nice change from what the other X-Metal models have to offer.
Bubbason4782 -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I bought these to wear on my deployment and fell in love with them. Wore them close to 12 hours a day for 124 days. I love the fact that they have no bottom to the frame. So sexy!! I just had them repaired because the lens got a scratch on it from working. But they no longer go to work with me any more since they have been fixed. I know they don't make them with this frame and lens combo, but when I had them fixed I asked if I could have the polarized lens put on them and the did. They said they tend to cater to people that have the Romeo 2.0's. Since they are kind of pricey. So if it sounds like something you want to do they will do it for you.
Lung7707 -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
I love these glasses BUT!! My face is too small. Even after changing the nose pads the bottom of the lens still touches my cheeks. Love the BI Polarized lens.
filmetal -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
It takes too long for me to get this pair bacause of its price. I have to wait for a sweet deal at ebay to get one. I'm very impressed by its weight and how it fits. However, as with half jacket I find it hard maintaining the lenses of this type in good condition if heavily used. The earstem touches the rim when folded. However, this could easily be among the top ranks of oakley glasses had it not been for the price.
kiffpatrick_8 -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Fire Iridium

The rarity of these glasses cause them to be a small investment -but they are well worth the cost. This colour combination just jumps out of the very boring selection of Romeo 2.0's currently available in mass quantities. I am an owner of the original Romeos and a pair of Juliets, but there is something about these glasses (besides the color combo) that just jumps out at you. I cannot keep track of the amount of people who notice these glasses. They are a near perfect design and a great addition to any collection.
DisturbedEarth -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Fire

Really like this combo - it really stands out. The fire lens does not seem to be as dark as the R1/Fire which gives benefit to cloudy days or indoor use. I truly like the frame much more than I thought although it does lend itself to smaller faces...
Kevo69 -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Titanium Iridium
From owning Juliets beforehand, I can notice a dramatic drop in the weight. These glasses are very comfortable and the new design on the earstems is awesome.
The price is a bit hefty and I feel that Oakley could have at least provided a soft vault for these beautys.
The Titanium Iridium lens is fantastic and really provides the extra contrast in comparison to the Ice lens.
The polished frame looks classy, but is prone to fingerprint marks which is why i rated them a 4
It took me a few goes before I got them sitting just right on my face, as the lenses originally touched my cheeks. However once I got them into shape, they are perfect.
All in all, a top set of sunnies and would recommend to anybody.

DarkJuliet -
Frame:
Lens:

Getting a little more used to it but the half rim design still gets at me. I refrain from voting on this one but I just wanted to make it known that I gave the Romeo 2 more chances and it hasn't let me down. Somewhat frustrated that it doesn't fit my face all that well, and that I have to query Oakley JAPAN in order to get the nosebombs that will make these shades fit right.

X-Metal finish is still too nice and smooth. I wonder what the R2 would look like with the production quality of the first X-Metals? Pretty awesome I'd think.
zeroshiki -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Gold Iridium

i have this in my possesion of one single day before i decided to trade it for a pair of juliet(ichiro), was not really impressed when i had the R2 in hand, unlike when i was looking at it at the store.

the lenses are too big and it sticks to my cheek. R2 is more suited for westeners than asian. but overall, it's a nice product, sleeker than juliet in design term.
Airborne -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
After wearing Juliets for a few years, then briefly switching to X-Metal XX for the extra coverage, I've finally found my perfect pair in the Romeo 2. X-Metals all have a nice chic about them, what with all the fancy alloys and curvy shapes :-) The problem is their weight; they're too heavy to wear all day, and start to give you nose marks after an hour or so. The Romeo 2 is significantly lighter than the other pairs, but still fits my medium-large head size. And the style is awesome.

I got the Carbon/Black set, and sent them in to Oakley to have them fitted with Black Polarized instead, so that they'd be a little more versatile (I really prefer polarized while driving long distances, which reduces eye fatigue).
LEX7 -
Frame:Carbon
Lens:Fire (Gary Scelzi Sig)

These are amazing, they look spectacular and as i have said about the romeo 2 before they are super comfortable. Carbon and fire were made for eachother.
great great combo and the fact that only 500 have been made makes them even more special.
a must have!
jumpman73 -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Fire

Love this pair. Totatlly worth the big bucks. Carbon fire is a great combo.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Gold

I like the R2's a lot but this color scheme is ok. I think it would've been better with an Ice lens. The gold and plasma together seem to solid. Still had to get it for the collection.
strake -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Titanium Iridium and Black Polarized
The Romeo 2 is never out of place for any occasion and I've used them in formal business outings without any strange stares. I have been complimented wearing these a couple of times including an ex-boss who thought my Ruby Juliet was too aggressive when meeting a client.

I saw Ichiro wearing this with polarized lenses and decided to do the same. But the chief reason is that I'm at sea several times a month and these are effective against glare from the water surface. They are a little big but I've gotten used to them touching my cheeks.

I've delayed purchasing them due to the hefty price tag but just holding them when I finally got it was a moment of pure ecstacy. Curious at why it cost that much for a frame that obviously uses less material than the other X metal, I asked Oakley this question when I bought the polarized lenses and they said it had to do with the fact that the half-rim design on an X metal is trickier to handle in the design and especially the manufacturing plus they had to make sure these don't have the design flaws of its predeccessor, the original Romeo. These are not called the lord of all X metal for nothing. A must-have for any X metal collector.
Consumer101 -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Titanium Iridium

I like these. Like a fine utensil, they are not for the casual sunglass wearer. Expensive and need to be taken care of. For people who can appreciate the materials, design, and craftsmanship.

Styling? I like the styling. Polished titanium half frame with the titanium iridium lense is a good combo. The sculpting of the metal is very modern and I can tell alot of thought went into the arms.

The titanium iridium lense is amber based (which I prefer to grey based). The lense coverage is excellent and I like the half rim design which unlocks the downward field of vision.

The frame is titanium (light/rigid). Frame flex comes from two 1/4" strips of metal in the gaps of the nose bridge peice. I reccomend you try a few on before buying, as there is symetrical variation going on due to the construction process.
If the arms don't open the same distance, check to see if the hinge shocks are inserted flush. A little twist of the flex coupler can fix some issues too. I also had a couple bumps under the left nose bob that I swear I could feel through the rubber, which I carefully filed down.

I'm giving these 4 stars not 5 because of the nose bobs. They could have been done better for comfort. I recomend to Oakley, connect the 2 sides with a bridge to distribute the weight over a greater surface area on the nose for greater comfort. I wear these for hours on end at work and it's alright, but as one poster mentioned they do give 2 red marks on your nose.

Also, for the price, you should get a tool with these and the option to order/switch lenses. They don't sell the lenses seperately like they do with the other half frame models.

The glasses come with alternate hinge shocks (one opens a tiny bit less) and alternate nose shocks (thinner).
Fezzik1071 -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Gold Iridium

I am on the borderline of headsizes/shapes that are too big for Juliets, so I decided to move up to the Romeo 2.0. I have to say I'm really happy with that decision because they are the perfect fit for me. The lenses don't rest on my cheekbones, but coverage is excellent. I love the lens color and the way everything looks through gold iridium. The look is aggressive but classy--I always get good comments on them.
JayKor -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium
I got these on a Oakley Exchange program. Couldnt handle the lens cracking of the 1.0, so Oakley offered these to me. I find the combo to be slightly dull in appearance. I also find them less comfortable that the XX, or Juliets. Sorry, the earn a lower score than i typically give all my oakley's, because of A)Comfort, B)Dullness of color combo, C)Cost (even though my pair were free)
OakleyMonster -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium

I was very excited to get these and very dissapointed afterward.

I will start by saying that one of my ears is very slightly lower than the other. I own plenty of Oakley sunglasses, and have been able to adjust all of them to my head until the ROmeo II came along.

The pair I got from the local Vault store had a few problems right out of the box: one lens rocked back and forth in its socket, and one side of the flex coupler was tighter than tho other. This second defect prevented me from being able to adjustthem so they astayed on straight. I sent them back to Oakley and told them the problems. When I received them back from Oakley they were no better. They had corrected neither problem. Every pair in the Vault store had the same flex coupler problem, and I suspect, many others suffer from this problem. This may not affect many people, but they were unwearable in my judgement.

The style is beautiful: simple and solid. In my opinion, it was poorly executed and/or engineered.
KAMI X -
Frame: carbon
Lens: black iridium

i wanted to get a pair of juliets but being that i have a big head they did not fit so i tried on the romeo 2 it was super confortable as with most oakleys great lense shape and sweet styling

Plan-B -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I know I'm gonna get it from the Juliet camp, but the Romeo 2.0s are vastly superior sunglasses. And I own 2 pairs of Juliets already (with a 3rd on the way). Weight and eye coverage are 2 areas where these beat the Juliet. I know a lot of people don't care for rimless designs (I'm a big fan myself) but there's no way to argue against the fact that less metal results in less weight. Adding peripheral vision to the mix only helps the situation.

Since this isn't a lens review, I won't get into what I like to call "astonishing clarity" when I wear my Romeos. For my head size, the Romeos fit much better. Even with the 15 T-Shox in both, the Romeos have less squeeze than my Juliets and let me wear them from sun up to sun down. The "Hammer" earstems aren't as pronounced compared to the original Romeos (and X-Metal XX) but still lend to the comfort factor. Plus they have real, honest-to-goodness "O" icons on them.

I only have one pair of Romeo 2.0s, but I haven't noticed any lens looseness. Compare that to the 8 pairs of Juliets I've had a chance to check out, of which 7 of them had loose lenses.
The2ndSaint -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Polarized Black Iridium

Lightweight for an X Metal, but I can't help but feel this colorway is too bland. The styling itself is quite nice, and has the Oakley vibe, but the frame would really benefit from having a bit of flash.

Overall, they're a 5/5 in terms of build quality and styling, but I'm deducting a mark because this colorway simply doesn't work. It does nothing to complement the design; these are supposed to be aggressive, yet with such a bland scheme they don't stand out like they should. I kinda wish I had bought the Pol/Ti Iridium version instead. Oh well.
ball5out -
Frame: carbon
Lens: vr28 blue iridium polarized custom
love the look.curvacious and u can easily customize it by just using half jacket lenses with no mods at all. what more can I say? Its an x metal
Pander -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Fire

First of all: the Romeo 2.0 is nothing like its predecessor. The half frame design, the flex coupler, the lens shape. I don't know why they didn't rename it. There are no similarities between the old one and the new one...

Back to the glasses: The fit is perfect, seeing that my head is kinda small, these fit me much better than the old Romeo's!
The reduced weight due to the half frame makes the Romeo 2.0 easy on the ears and nose. These will be comfortable to wear all day long. Too bad they incorporated the Icon logo in the earstem. A part of me says that an Oakley needs an Icon in the earstem, but this is the first X-metal that truely has one and that really makes it a little bit akward. It's kinda like an oversized wire.

They say the Gary Scelzi Romeo 2.0 is limited to 500, I believe this is not the case seeing that my serial is #709. Nontheless, the Scelzi edition is the best color combo out there, so when you do get the chance, take it!
Salazabr -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

These have been my daily use pair for over 6 months now and before that I wore the X Metal ones. I can't say enough good things about these! I have worn them literally all day before and forgotten I even had them on. For those of us with XL heads these are a godsend. They fit me like Oakley made them just for me. The fit is perfect and the coverage is great, I get no light leakage at all. I'm in Qatar for my job and use these as my safety glasses and they are performing flawlessly being worn all day everyday. If you're thinking about getting these but hesitant because of the cost, don't hesitate. They are worth every penny.
Micah -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Titanium Iridium

These are a fantastic sunglass, well worth the money. Yeah, it's a staggering price, but the way the polished frames look, along with the optical performance, these easily beat out all other performance shades on the market. The lenses truly bath your vision in clarity and the open-rim look gives you an unprecedented view downwards. The only downside must be that the frame is easily marred by your fingers, but that can be remedied easily with a wipe of the micro-cleaning bag.
Jay Ho -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Gold Iridium
Actually like my R1 better. Got this color combo for a little more clarity in darker lighting. Really nice glasses as all X-Metals but it somehow always looks abit small on my face. I do not have a melon head but the R1 seems to look more natural on me. Definitely lighter weight but I hate the oil smudges on the bottom of the lense when I'm doing outdoor activities. Really like them but love my R1.
Rimwar -
Frame: polished

Lens: Titanium Iridium

Great set of glases the best pair i own. And i have a big head and they fit very comforably. I have two pairs of Romeo 1 and both crack on the middle join. I am frankly sick of changeing the lenses. romeo 2's dont suffer from the same problem. However with the frameless designe be sure to put them back in there baggy should you ever need to put them down.
mmanson -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium

I was supposed to get a juliet. I never really liked having "half framed" glasses because its really annoying plus the fact that extra care should be given for such glasses. but after trying out r2.0, i fell in love with how it fits my head. it is sleek, stylish and not too loud. i can even use it while driving at late afternoon. plus the fact that i was sold to me at almost half the price, there's no doubt i opted for this one.
lucky13 -
Frame: x-metal
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
Very comfortable pair of shades. Lighter than a normal pair of x-metals, due to the half frame design. Frame fits my medium sized head a little more loosely than my XX' (all using the size 15 temple shocks). These also have excellent lens coverage, just like the XX's.

Tough call between the two of my favorite x-metals... The XX's look a little more aggressive, while the Romeo 2's definitely have a classy look to them. A little more on the sophisticated side, compared to the other x-metals.
Tim Cooper -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Sweet Shades the polished frames with titanium looks awesome! The romeo 2 design is very unique looking and slightly mysterious but cool and elegant and masculine too. The semi rimless frame swirls on the side (like a merino rams horns lol) however I rekon that effect looks amazingly cool and masculine, and what more can I say they are x-metal Oakleys! and they bear the legendary Romeo name! The design quality is amazing. Lighter than the original romeo is a huge bonus I can wear the shades all day no problems in comfort. Compare that to when I had Romeo 1.0's they annoyed me somewhat after about and hour of wear due to the weight I feel. So the new 2.0's are just what I was waiting for and I will stick by these shades as long as I can, the best and 5 stars for me!
Tim Cooper -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Gold Iridium (custom)

Put together my own custom here. I managed to find a brand new gold iridium lenses from a seller on ebay who was selling them seperate due to custom work. I have removed the titaium ones that are standard with polished frame and fitted the gold and they are awesome! and still 100 % oakley. I could of originally gotten gold iridium romeo 2.0's as a full package sunglasses but I am not a fan of the plasma frame and like polished best. So to other cusomizers out there this combination looks awesome like precious gold and silver together.
oakdays -
Frame:X Metal
Lens: Black Ir
Well finally go my self a pair and here is my review. Glasses look great but they don’t fit my face I need a different size T shocks, very good fit to my big face I love the semi rimless design now the should bring out a Juliet like that, black ir lend doesn’t do it for me I will have to get something with a bit more life it they seem to doll to me 3 skulls for the look and fit.
nalong86 -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Gold Iridium

These glasses though not as flashy as a romeo 1 or a juliet are great. They are very light and very comfortable to wear. The fact that they are not quite as flashy makes them go well on many differant occasions. The gold lens looks really nice in the plasma frame as well. I still like juliets the best, but the romeo 2 is a great frame as well.
Reflect -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Ti-irdium

At $630aus, this is the second most expensive pair of Oakleys I have bought (I realise many of you have spent alot more on certain pairs) purchased early this year (2008) and wow they did not disappiont!
Its amusing to look through these lenses at the sky, bye bye blue sky!
but more to the point
- Very light
- Very Comfy
- Strong Frame
- Interchanglable lenses
- Not stripped of pheripial (side) vision

similar models;
Half Jacket & Penny
Streamline -
Frame: X-Metal
Lense: Polarized Black Iridium

Love these things. Lighter than my Juliets or Romeo's, and excellent field of vision. Perfect for driving. I do agree they don't really seem like the next step from the Romeo 1's, but a different style alltogether. still great though.
DOULOS -
Frame: POLISHED
Lens: TITANIUM IRIDIUM

I finally broke into the X-Metal Collection and im not disappointed. The Polished Metal Frame is very slick and very classy and speaks of the Elite Status of X-Metal. The Design isn't as extreme as i thought it might be but the subtle angles and curves is very attractive and contributes to the overall greatness of this update.
The Titanium Lens isn't anything to brag about based upon the initial appearance but once you wear them for any time you will not want to go to anything else. Great in all conditions and simply a perfect match.
Oaksarecool4eva -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium


I am amazed at the professional engineering of these! When I got them and opened the box I felt priveleged to own such are beautiful style of daily shades! The temple to temple length is perfect for me as I have a medium to large face. The width is perfect too, these have a unique knack to correct an oblong face or large head too! These are amazing in that they increase your good looks while wearing them! , they are the handsome of handsome sunnies, thats why they are called Romeos I guess! Well done Oakley! I will be keeping these for as long as I can!
BiGCoB -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

For sure, the Romeo 2 are not my favorite model of the X-Metal line-up. Let me tell you why :
I've always loved the desin of the Romeo 1, Mars and Juliet/X-metal XX. What I really liked with those models were the earstems with the elliptic O subtly designed in the front part, and the lens strongly maintained in a full titanium frame.
Romeo 2 broke all this: they received a metal logo and a half frame.
But that's all a matter of design, and once you are used with it, the sensations can take place.

I finally bought one. And believe me, once you've tried them, you'll love them for ever !

Fit is awesome, lens offers a very good coverage with an optimum protection and clarity with no glare (especially with the Polarized ones). With respect to the design, only the nosebridge reminds the X-metal line-up, but the stems are so nicely shaped, with organic curves and logos inserted in its.
I also have the feeling that they are even lighter than my previous X-metals.

My only regret would be the name of the model. Maybe this would have been more fitting to call them Half Juliet or Juliet 2.0, but I'm not really convinced about Romeo 2.0 ... just my humble opinion.
delta One -
Frame:Polished
Lens: Titanium

I had wanted these for two years and when I noticed oakley stopped making them, I went straight to Ebay and I bought them for my collection. These like the XX are super comfortable infact more then the Half X. The polish really makes them stand out. over all worth every penny!!
Martijn -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
Just bought these NOS. Perfect glasses. Awesome mix of very classy with a futuristic edge. Can wear them with a business-suit where a Juliet would be a bit over the top. The R2 just screams luxury. They feel indestructible yet are very pleasing weight-wise. My friend's Juliet is notacibly heavier. Good coverage, but slightly less then my Half Jacket. The polarized lenses are amazing, having only experienced the standard black iridium lenses in my HJ. I just wish Oakley would bring back the X-metal vault, as I feel these brilliant glasses deserve an awesome case. As with all the Oakleys I feel a case should be included, especially with the x-metals looking at the insane price. The Rx-frames and Women-glasses all come with a case as well, so why not for the blokes?
Kneipp -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Florida


Oh boy, these glasses in my opinion are the best design from Oakley. Fits perfect on most heads and looks very futuristic. Just bought it used from a friend here in Brazil with the carbon/florida (see exovista site) combo. The florida lenses appear Fire, but with some green (g26) on sides, simply beautiful. Now im gonna buy a G26 custom pair for these babyes, using em everyday.
Tim Coops -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium

Great Sunglasses! Amazing fluid design! The 3 dimensional styling looks incredibly sleek! Yet still got a somewhat Vintage look even with the modern edge, but thats a great thing in my opinion! These are super cool looking, the carbon black combo gives a like Terminator cool looks! Had a look at myself in a pic that my brother took when I got them and they look fantastic and suit me better than any of the other X-Metals. They are so comfy too, I can't believe that they are made of metal when they are this light! Legendary shades and my favourite Oakleys to date! I'll plan on keeping them as long as I can!
Nor -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium

After getting them from eBay and wearing them for a few months I guess it's time to write a review.

These are my first X-Metal pair and while I like how the Penny and Juliet looks, they are too small. XX X-metal on the other hand feels too large so I tried on the Romeo 2.0 at an Oakley store. The size is just right and thanks to the flex couplers, the fit adjusted to my features. I usually wear Asian Fit glasses or spring hinged ones but these are amazing. Also having worn prescription glasses before having LASIK I've experienced the discomfort of frames pressing on my temples one too many. Needless to say the hammer stems of the Romeo 2.0 are very welcome. The rimless design is very much appreciated, as makes you feel you don't have the glasses on at times. Although the weight of the frame will remind you periodically. What I don't like is the lack of this models inclusion in the OCE lineup, as I would like a more customized set-up. Looks like I'll be trying to custom cut some lenses.
Tim Coops -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

These are legendary ,futuristic and vintage + masculine and very cool all combined! The X-Metal grey color Frame always really works with black Iridium lenses and seems to be main stock for the X-Metals! Like Juliets in the X-Metal with Black and Mars X-Metal with black and X-Metal XX in X-Metal with black. They all look sweet in this color combination! (as the frame is a lighter grey color than the black lenses and that border effect really matches). As for the Comfort Romeo 2 seems much lighter and comfy to me than any of the oother X-Metals. I can wear them all day no fatigue. The Polarized black iridium lenses work great and look great! lens The design is very fluid and futuristic! An Almost mysterious shape but it definately looks ultra cool! These are worth the money definately!
jibster -
Frame: x-metal
Lens: black Ir, hydrophobic
finally got these pair of bad ass glasses.. as i read through the things this website has to offer.. i noticed that romeo 2.0 doesn't have a serial number.. but when i looked at mine.. there were some numbers embedded on the left side of the glasses.. it was the sku number.. must've got one of the rare ones with the serials.. lol.. i'm giving it a 5 for the comfort and the radical style!!
Clive -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium

Had a pair of these for 3 years now, brilliant glasses, can't find anything to match them. Incredibly durable, have been bounced down the road, crushed in a bag (made the lenses pop out but they just clipped back in with no problems and are not loose at all), flew down a couple of mountains. Sill in reasonably good condition but am amazed that the frames have not bent up at all.

Brilliant glasses, can't recommend them enough. Just want a pair of blue polarised lenses for them!
Tattooedcobra36 -
Frame: All except Plasma
Lens: All except gold iridium

So although the Romeo 2.0 is discontinued, I must say that out of all my Oakleys by far these are my personal favorites. I can even say that they are the best Oakleys of all time for me! Reason being, they look nothing like any other pair of sunglasses on the planet. Nothing can compare with the X-Metal design and uniqueness. "Out of this wolrd" is a term fit for these sunglasses. Comfort wise they are the best fit for my head. The look is sexy, yet industrial, and alien like! When I wear them I get a sense of those around me trying to ask themselves... "How cool would I look in those?". This is not for those "fashionist", this is meant for the individual that is his own trend setter, with no rules and models to follow... I own the world and if I don't I still am Master is the attitude for the Romes!!! Pit Boss, CSIX, are indeed elite... but Romes are my choice of superior!!!


The Dealer -
Frame: X-Metal/Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized/Black Iridium/Silver Ice (Custom)

I purchased a pair of partially damaged Carbon Romeo 2.0's with Polarized lenses for a steal on Ebay. Sent them back to Oakley for a frame exchange and got to choose the frame color, so I went with X-Metal. Some on here say that these are not worthy of the X-Metal name since they are half-frames, but the truth is these are about the best pair in the X-Metal lineup.. and I even agree with the price point! Normally I would say they are too expensive, but since they are expensive, there are hardly any around. The X-Metal color with black is always great since you can see the lines of the glasses while maintaining the usefulness of the sunglasses themselves with Black Iridium. I cannot say the same for the Carbon color, since I found nothing special about a 'black' pair of shades since you can really only differentiate these from other glasses if you're a foot or so away from them. As well, they're much lighter than the Romeo 1.0's, feel stronger, and look better. The lens shape is truly awesome, and is the only pair where the lenses actually complete the frame, which is slick and almost military in appearance. By far the best X-Metals going.. though they're retired now and soon will become collectors items!
Adam "Bones" -
Frame:X-Metal
Lens:Black Iridium Polarized
I tried them on once at the O-Store and had to have them. My lucky day, they were on clearance due to the discontinuing of the line. Gotta love it! Unfortunately, some individual broke into my jeep the night before Christmas Eve, and rather than taking this pair of unsurpassable eyewear, they in turn bent them. This rendered them unwearable. I am now looking for a metallurgist here in town to attempt to repair/weld the nosepiece into a comfortable position. If anyone has any recomendations to other paths of repair,I would be endebted!!! Thanks! -Bones
Celicagame -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium


Originally a gift for my father, he could not get his prescription in them so I took them. The style is hit or miss. I don't wear them often because they are too wide for me. I prefer the first ones over these. A nice collection piece but that's mostly where it will stay.
Ian -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium

I suppose these are the X-Metal for people who think X-Metals are a bit flamboyant. Very subdued styling, and most people wouldn''t guess they''re not plastic unless they picked them up.
GRFMotorsports -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: BI

This was my first X-Metal purchase and still my favorite pair as far as comfort. They are not to heavy on my face and I barely notice them there. The only drawback at least on the carbon frame is the fact there are 2 small spots wearing through where I set them on the table. I wear this model 2-3 times a week.
Mandachuva94 -
Frame: polished
Lens: Titanium iridium
why is romeo 2.0 polished without the serial code?
Josh -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens:Black Iridium Polarized
I'm new to this site and I was referred here by someone at Oakley customer service. I'm not sure if this is the proper place to ask but I need some authentic replacement lenses for these sunglasses. If anyone can help me with this I would greatly appreciate it.
Pander -
Great to revitalize a pair that withstood the years. Nosepieces are easy... the earsocks on the other hand require a little bit of practise.
o-xide -
Well. this is just the same as Juliets Penny or Mars
jumpman73 -
Nice thing to have when your earsocks are all beat up from wear and tear. Earsocks come off pretty easy, no problems.
jumpman73 -
I have all three colors for replacement lenses. It is a bit trickier to change these than the juliets. That little rubber gasket always falls out when I'm trying to screw the frame back together.
o-xide -
Easy to replace not like the Romeo 2. But a little bit harder than the Juliets
G -
Trouble with romeo gaskets falling out of place when changing lens,,,,,, try a small amount of washing up liquid,on the surface, its just enough to hold, an wipes away easy.
LEX7 -
Color:

This is a cool sticker but be very very careful when peeling it off the backing and sticking it down somewhere as it is very thin and is likely to either rip or get stuck to itself.

I suggest you just keep it in your collection.
oh yeah and why were Juliet and MARS stickers never made?
o-xide -
didn't really like the Romeo nor juliet script
O -
good sticker but they stoped carrying it. many dont know what it stood for unless they knew about oakleys
dmboz -
real cool sticker... I used to have one of mine on my cordless phone and everyone raved about it.
Tick -
I love my Romeo sticker! It's funny how many people ask why I have Roemeo on my car.
TERRORISM -
It's difficult to rate this sticker, because unless the observer is familiar with Oakleys it appears that you're a huge Shakespear fan or something. But since most of us here know what the Romeo script represents this shouldn't pose much of a problem...
LEX7 -
I have this on the EJ 3.0 and it looks like a glass of coke when you hold it up to the light. i like it alot, its not as fun as most frame colours but it makes a nice change.
this is one of the crystal frames, which ofcourse look great in the sun and goes great with the GI lens.
Ed -
The name says it all... a matte translucent dark brown color that looks like... well, rootbeer. The matte finish can make this color look almost like matte black in flat light. In fact, the brown color really only shows when light shines through the frame.
Igor -
I have m-frame rootbeer/gold iridium polarized and it looks amazingly beautiful. I think that it's a perfect combination of frame and lens colours.
Ian -
I was the color of my first pair of Pit Boss. Very cool, very understated.
Toniclonic -
Similar to brown smoke. It is darker than brown smoke, and it seems to have more of a gold color to it. It looks good with most lenses, but some lens colors may not be as compatible.
rayfer671 -
Frame: Matte Black/ Black
Lens: Clear

I've been using these for about a week now and they are so comfortable that i forget that im wearing glasses. The frame has a spring type hinge that makes the stems "flex" to my temple/head size and the "O"'s on the side are so subtle most people don't know they're Oakley till they ask and i show them that it is. Overall very good pair of frames good look for a regular joe working at a fast food joint or a buisness man doing his thing. I just wish that i would have gotten Oakley to do the lenses but that would've set me back a bit.
banarno -
One of the old Virgin Serilium colours they used for the Eyeshades,Frogskins,Blades and Razor Blades.
About as retro as you can get.
Dave - Rubens Menswer.com -
Sorry about not responding to your emails, not sure why we didn't reply! Maybe our spam filters mistakenly trapped them?!?

We normally reply to all enquiries within 2 days. If you want to try again try mailing oakleyinfo@rubensmenswear.com.

Thanks for your comments we do carry pretty much everything Oakley produce, we are fully authorised Internet dealers and have OPD status, S.I.Assault equipment dealers, and Oakley Stretchline dealers! (not sure how it is in the US but Oakley UK don't let every dealer have access to everything)

We were also selected as one of the first dealers to launch Thump.

WE ARE VERY PROUD TO BE OAKLEY DEALERS, AND ARE FULLY BEHIND THE OAKLEY PHILOSOPHY!

fin7 -
Seven weeks and still waiting. No one to take calls, only answerphone. No response to emails. Never again.

Finally spoke to someone! said waiting on stock from Oakley USA. If out of stock why not let buyers know. Still getting interest on my cash. Will never use again.

Head Hunter -
Have been emailing few time to check the Romeo but no reply... poor service.
Synergy -
I haven't ordered from them but did email them twice to ask questions, and got no response. Seem to offer a good selection though, including all the latest releases, like the Romeo 2.
twjg78 -
The worst service I've ever had from an online retailer. I cancelled my last order in sheer frustration at their total inability to give decent service. Be warned!

Emailed them several times on different queries, no reply.

The new site getnewkit.com - placed an order, confirmed, no response when I emailed several times to follow up. Eventually had the goods six weeks later. Not good service online.
LEX7 -
made a big order from these guys, sadly despite what the website said most of it was not in stock so i ended up waiting along time and some of it was permanentley out of stock, so i was left disapointed but the instock stuff arrived quickly.
Lygea, USA -
Very poor customer service. Ten days ago I placed an order for a ceratin type of goggles. After waiting and daily checking of the website if item has been shipped I read their shipping policy that they don't ship to non-EU nations. Anyway, they should have that indicated during checkout process. Okay, I cancelled my order. I placed a new order for the same item last night, 11/15/07, but this time had it shipped to France. So today I checked the website again to see when the item will be shipped, I was surprised that my order has been cancelled. They haven't sent me any form of communication as to why my order was cancelled. Buyers, take your business elsewhere.
Mattia -
I've ordered a pair of RX Oakley, and I've received them in a couple of weeks. Great service and great communication.
dj.MLYT -
These are BEAUTIFUL. The base is not clear, as this database says, but light blue. Oddly enough though, you can hardly notice the blue tint looking through them. The Ruby Clear coating is double sided, so you catch red reflections on the inside of the lens too, which is pretty cool. These are an amazing looking set of lenses that reflect off red/pink/orange reflections. Useless as they may be as sunglass lenses, they are still among my favorite oakley lenses.
DJ -
An incredible 92% transmission and, yet, one of the most intriguing, changeable and striking lens coatings Oakley has ever made. Bring it back out and please, this time, sell it to the general public. Please!
Big T -
These lenses capture the true essence of Oakley. They're outlandish, extravagant, attention-grabbing and, most importantly, highly functional if used appropriately. These sunglasses were not designed for glare; whether it's sunlight or passing car lights at dusk. These lenses were specifically designed for the very flat light conditions found in heavy cloud cover. If the Ruby Clears are used in the appropriate conditions, they function as well as the very best Oakley optics available.
frankie4fingers -
Good indoor lens, but very reflective to both sides :( Nice to collect but not really useable, for me. But Jeepster I think you will get 'em soon
TERRORISM -
A very unique and almost exclusive hue, the Ruby Clear tint is amazing in its own right. The lens itself is beautiful with an almost transparent look bathed in a shimmering red color. Ideal for low-light conditions, this is not a lens you'd wear on a bright day - although it would still provide protection from harmful UV rays. The exclusive nature of this lens - that is, the very few pairs that have used this color combination - makes it that much more collectible.
LEX7 -
The base on this lens is in fact clear its just the ruby coating that makes you think it has a light blue base.
If it did have a light blue base it would offer more protection from the sun.
this is a great lens and gets alot of looks when your wearing it.
these seem to brighten up a rainy day but would best be used inside to dull down bright lights.
Ian -
I bought a 1st Gen Crosshair with Ruby Clear specifically for use as an indoor lens for when I'm sitting at a computer and staring at spreadsheets for hours on end. I've read everywhere that H.I. Yellow is the tint preferred for computers, but I find the yellow a bit dark. Ruby Clear seems to do the job well, and it's unique.
bong -
i had these in my pair of Why3's, sadly they didn't fit my huge head... definitely one of the most eye-catching lens color Oakley has ever made, if not for functional purposes anyway. the Ruby Clear is supposed to be clear base, but the Iridium coating results in a slightly blueish tint when looking through them.
Oak -
I love this lens! It works well with glasses that have a low base curve (like the Why 3), since you will be able to see the red more. Oakley should've keep production up on this lens.
Dann -
Beautiful lens. But what's with the iridium on the back. Makes it a little odd to put on, but once it's there, you're stylin' like no other.
jumpman73 -
Awesome iridium in the front. Awesome iridium in the back. Looking through them is a bit interesting but these are really nice looking lenses.
oogie -
There is really no lens like it! Hard to come by in the States, but very unique with Iridium on both sides of the lenses. Throws things the the Ruby blue when looking through the lens, but keeps things very bright.
Munkfish -
A real head-turner. Light-blue base, but doesn't really make that much difference. Nice to wear out when you want something a little different - look perscription in the Why 3's. Only thing I don't like is sometimes the lens appears blue when people look at it - but it depends heavily on batch.
U9Ly_KwaN -
I wanted to find a pair of clear lens that is unlike any other, and unique. I thought of getting the Ti Clear lens but when I first saw this lens, its The One!! I expected it to give red hue but its not as red as I expected, tends to be orange-ish. The lens is clear, have red hue and blue tint, when seen from different angles. Not recommended for driving since they're reflective on the back side. But they're one-off!
TheVault -
One of my favorite lens, better suited for night clubs, shopping malls or when the sun goes down.

A light blue when you are looking trough, shades of red/orange with a mix of clear from the outside. The light blue tint is VERY soothing for the eyes, kinf ok like persimmon is.

There is no double coating on the Unknown or Monster Dog models.

But on the Why 3, there is and it might give you headaches and distortion. For the Why 3, I strongly recommend you try them first.
Jeepster -
One of the biggest conversation starters Oakley has ever offered/produced. 4 Stars due to the rarity and I'm bitter that I don't have any. Definetly should add something with Ruby Clear into your collection!!
american image -
what a thing of beauty is this lenstint ! i have it in a WHY 3 , and if i want to go out at night in style, this is the lens to do it with. little downside is the ghosting, but once you wear it for half an hour , you will be used to it
Rick -
I'm actually surprised by the relatively-high ratings this lens has received by those who have reviewed it. I love it, but I can see a huge reason not to and that is the crazy ghosting/back lighting effect. I wore them on a walk home and thought I was being tailed by a convoy of emergency vehicles. The flashes or pink, blue, and red were driving me crazy. But, that said, these are different and something different is just what any collection needs. If you are looking for a lens you can wear on a day-to-day basis this is NOT for you. But, if you are looking for something unique the Ruby Clear is just what the doctor ordered!
Pander -
I have this in my Thump2. This finally makes the Thump2 useful in bad weather or inside. All the lenses that are sold with the Thumps are for good weather. With the help of these Ruby Clears you can wear them at any given time.
The Ruby Clear is very useful in the Thump2, a good transmission rate to wear inside and a nice lens tint on its own. The Thump on it's hand helps the Ruby Clear lens: the ghosting is a lot less because of the big frame. This way you can have the best of both worlds!
Dann -
I have these in my Overthetops, and also have seen them briefly in the Juliet's. They are fantastic lenses similar to Ice when looking through them, but have the warm shine like looking at the Fire lenses. They capture the best of both worlds.
kingphilbert -
This was a great lens. Created for X-Men and then released shortly later that summer. After years of wearing +Red (which isn't actually red) it was great to have a real Red lens. It did show bits of gold when reflecting but it is so nice in the Jet Black XX. When viewing through it's grey base everything looks a little blued which is nice. Better then straight grey like Black Iridium. One argument I got for a while though is to why it wasn't Red looking through it. Someone even told me in X-Men when Cyclops is speaking with Prof X and you see the shot of the back of Cyclops head and you can see that his are Red looking through. Yeah, for movie authenticity I am sure they were. But seeing everything Red in real life is not healthy. It's a very aggressive hue to be seeing that often.
o-xide -
scratches easy as well but gives a x-metal/ any dark frame a really good complement. Occasionally it gets a yellowish sheen on different lighting...but who cares...the aggressive look just plain stands out
zeroshiki -
finally got a pair of oakley sunnies with the ruby iridium lenses.., it's the A-Wire carbon/ruby combo.

my review based on several categories:

durability - good. the only thing bad is that they get smudged very easily compared to ice/black iridium. about how easily they get scratched on another review? i don't know about that, haven't made a single scratch yet(got mine scratched when they arrived though).

comfort - excellent! the bluish tint soothes the eye better than any other oakley lenses. it's way better than the rainy day effect on the black or ice iridiums.

attractiveness - the ruby iridium is basically a 'RED coated mirror', it's orangey sometimes, but one thing for sure is ppl will turn head when they see u in these lenses. try it, and decide for yourself how attractive those rubies are.

overall - ruby are really great lenses, it certainly was created NOT to blend in the crowd. so, if you like to stand out in the crowd then get them while they're available!!
bong -
what can i say... these are REALLY NICE lenses! AFAIK there seems to be two versions, one with a deep red iridium coating but less mirror, one with a slightly orangey red with more mirror effect. both are equally amazing. it has a neutral bluish-greyish tint and is dark enough for most light conditions yet not overly dark which the Black Iridium sometimes are. they're really flashy and aggressive looking, and attracts a lot of attention. looks great with any dark frames.
MelG -
Very nice lens !! Very warm blue when looking through, effective on all types of light conditions even very sunny and even indoors.
O.T.T. -
I have these in my juliets and think ther are the best thing since sliced bread. Again similar to black or ice iridium in lens transmission. They look amazing but are let down by colour variability and the ease with which they blemish. Scrathes show up way too well on them as well. If the review allowed half stars I would probably give them 4 and a half. Then again I have invested way too much cash in them. 5 it is.
banarno -
Quite a nice soothing lense to look through,but not spectacular.
But most people buy this for what it looks like from the outside. (which is awesome)
RubyMars -
Not the darkest lense around, but other qualities more than make up for that. The blue hue to the lense makes it the most comfortable lense for your eyes, especially when fatigued (read, post-hangover/all nighter lense). Lots of people complain about the color, but outside in direct sunlight mine look as red as ever. Use in a dark frame. Another flashy lense, so ya might have to work to coordinate with an outfit.
x-metalman -
My personal favorite lens. I love how the red is so much different than any other Oakley lens. On the other side, the cool blue color is very soothing to the eyes. I have these in my Juliet's, and although the price was very high ($600 CAD), it was worth it, as these are my very favorite. Easily 5 stars.
Jonathan Tung -
I love this lens too, although I do wish the iridium coating were a little darker at times.

Major complaint is that the iridium coating does seem to scratch more easily on this lens than others, Black Iridium for example.

I have three pairs of the Ruby lenses and all are ever so slightly different from each other. That's my minor complaint. I hardly see this difference with my other iridium lenses.
BronzeT -
Definitely a very eye catching lens color and I get compliments all the time.Looking through its not my favorite but I got a few extra Juliet lens that I get to wear it now.
Mike -
A pair of X-Metal Ruby Juliets were my first Oakleys...finally found some for sale on a local internet message board for $350. I love them! Truthfully this is my first pair of nice sunglasses, I've only really owned plastic junk before this.

Oh yea...and don't forget the X-Metal Ruby Juliets made an appearance in Blackhawk Down too :)
LEX7 -
This is a beautiful lense to look at and to be looked at when your wearing it.
When you look through it the tint is very very similar to oakley light blue lens but just more protective thanks to the coating.
Even works well as an indoor lens, I have found this lens perfect for wearing to work when you are hungover and your eyes hurt.
Ijon__Tichy -
I think these are overrated. From the outside some of them look nice, some not. From the inside they are boring, personal I prefer the fire lenses.

Actually, the Rubys (often declared as Gen.1) could look awesome (deep red/purple nearly without any yellow). But mostly they look similar to the fire ones.
DoctorCrip -
I used to think that Titanium was my favorite lens color, but that was before I owned a pair of Ruby lensed Oakleys. Of course, what first drew me to the Ruby was the way they looked from the outside, but the way they look while wearing them impressed me even more. I find that the blueish tint they produce is very soothing and easy to look through. With Fire being another similar option in terms of outside look, the greenish tint that they produce is what kept me from ever buying a pair with that color lens. So, not only is Ruby better looking at compared to Fire, but also looking through. However, it's also better compared to any other color lens I have ever tried.
Comatose -
If you dont like attracting attention, people staring at you, taking double takes, etc, then these lens are probably not for you!

They are absolutely a beauty to look at.. particularly at certain angles & lighting when you get a deep crisp crimson reflection (damn i envy those who own gen 1 rubies!).
I have them mated up w/ xmetal juliets, and they are one of my fave pairs.
Ed -
Highly sought-after lens, although it's actually not my favorite. I know I'm in the minority with that statement. The red/orange/yellow mirror is certainly nice, but the blue/grey base tint actually makes things look hazy.
oogie -
Wicked! One of the best looking iridium lenses out there. The colors displayed from the ruby lens just attracts attention and is simply beautiful. I like the blueish hue from the optics, adds something a bit different to the mix. I only have Ruby in my Overthetops, just because they run so pricey with the Juliets.
dan-E -
It's a good lens, but not a great lens. I'm obviously in the minority in here. Don't get me wrong, it's a perfectly good lens but I guess I'm not as enthused as everyone else. That said, I think I got the first generation Ruby since the colors go from orange to almost purple towards the middle. They look pretty sweet. The blue hue when you're looking through them is quite soothing though, so from that standpoint, they're quite good but from an aesthetic standpoint, they're not worth the extra cash that they're fetching unless you're a diehard collector.
jumpman73 -
I cannot get enough of these lenses. I'm addicted. I have them in all my common Juliet frames, polished, plasma, and carbon. I love them!
UBERCHUCK -
Probably the best out of all the non-dark colors. I find I have to color-coordinate with these lenses but they are still a lot of fun. They are my first choice for days that aren't too bright.
contrabandit -
They look nice from the outside, maybe a bit on the flashy side, but what the heck. Looking through them is only good on certain ocasions. If the sun REALLY shines they are great! - the light blue tint cools down your suroundings which is nice on a warm sunny day - I bet they are great in the desert. But as soon there are clouds in the sky you find yourself wondering whether the sun is actually still shining due to the cooling effect.
U9Ly_KwaN -
Simply THE BEST lens Oakley has ever made! But unfortunately this only refers to the earlier and deep red batches!! The newer ones are really ugly and don't look like 'Ruby' at all! The blue back tint feels very nice and 'comfy' to one's eyes. I just love them!! A must have for any Oakley freak!
idealoakley -
BLACK XX with RUBY lens I have a pair of these that I bought shortly after they first came out. The Ruby lenses are such a deep red with dark purple that people are always commenting on the color. They are very easy on your eyes because they are not too dark. ( Perfect to wear in class after a night of drinking your face off)
tonelam21 -
These are my most favorite lens. This is where it all got started. Nice blueish/gray tint. I could wear these all day.
Rick -
The nonsense surrounding the Ruby lens has tarnished it in my eyes. It's actually not fair though since I shouldn't be taking my frustration out on the lens. It is no secret the color of the Ruby has gone through changes, but the continued banal discussion of it is just lame. If you don't like the color of the new Ruby, why are you bothering with it? Go find a different color and be done with it. I find the Ruby to be quite ordinary to look through. The blue base is dark in my opinion and can become a tad tiresome after a while. If it wasn't for the hype surrounding the X-men movies and Black Hawk Down I doubt Ruby would attract the attention it seems to attract these days. I know, that's the understatment of the year, but if I hear "Ruby Quartz" one more time I'll scream.
Oak -
I love this lens. My favourite (for now) of all Oakley lenses. The blue base used on the lens gives a soothing view and doesn't hurt the eyes after hours of wearing it. Definitely created to be used in bright sunlight.

Yes, the lens is more orange than when it was introduced and is just a tad more red than orginal Fire. However, it's still very uniquely Ruby and very nice to look at.
johnnyfreeball -
very eye-catching, very sexy lense. i had a later generation, though, and had mixed feelings about them in my juliets. in some lighting, they had an extremely deep ruby red glow. in others, they looked too similar to a fire lense. that plus the blue hue from insode the lense i felt made it lose some contrast ability. but, if beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then buy these today!
Star-Scream -
The newer Ruby Iridium lenses are pure orange in color and come with a grey/blue tint on the inside similar to the tint of the ice iridium lens. Perfect for blocking light. It looks nothing like an actual ruby gemstone color which is why this lens should be called fire iridium instead. I remember in the video game KillZone, the bad guys wear the ruby iridiums with the Over the Tops and the Mars sunglasses. Looks cool in the game and in real life because it stands out in the light. If you type "killzone" in a yahoo image or google image search engine you can see for yourself. Very Oakley design.
jrbusser -
Otros lentes excelentes gran vision cuando hay mucho sol, gran confort, no cansa la vista otra gran inversion EXCELENTES 100% recomendados
Jason -
Iam use in the summer, have the sensation in my memory. I recomend use only casual end now all the day. Broken the perception of things. Good to very sun only. See Blue ass pool.
american image -
B-film , nothing cult , made for the chan- fans
Ed -
Beautiful reddish-brown color that reminds me of a cross between Polished Rootbeer and Crystal Red. The redness of this color sets it apart from the other clear brown frame options such as Rootbeer and Dark Amber.
TERRORISM -
Due to its brown/reddish-tint, Rust looks great paired with lenses such as VR28 Black or VR28 Black Polarized. A great name for a great frame, hopefully we'll see more of this colorway for future sport specific pairs.

Dann -
Color: Rust
My Dad's first comment was "I have a pair of those. I've used them to pain my house over the years."

Yes, Oakley continues to push the boundary of style, this time by creating the most disturbing rusted out pattern imaginable. They didn't just stop at simple iron rust, as the pocket seems to have some copper oxidization. To top it all off, the whole side has a large screen print of the wavy skull.

They are very comfortable and light. Perfect for swimming (if it would ever get warm enough around here to do so). The one pocket doesn't allow for much storage, although it's not meant for that. I tend to use it as regular shorts though.

The laced tie works much better than the Compressor or Drain Short. There's no Velcro, and one pull on the ends of the laces tightens up the whole front, so no more re-lacing or tightening each set before you get to the top.

Very pricey, but very nice.
o-xide -
Color: Basic Blue
The Icon itself it amazing already and now add rust to it makes it even more tantalizing. This is the only rusted item that actually looks nice.
Surfaced -
Definately the best part about this shirt is the oversize rusted Icon on the back... it's time I admitted it, when I wore this shirt, I felt so awesome.
Dillian -
I was relaly confused, and this answered all my questions.
TERRORISM -
The cost on this was $2500, not $1500, and this particular watch was available from Oakley only - no dealers (at least, not to the best of my knowledge) were able to acquire this watch. An incredible timepiece, the watch has the number "2" on the face which resembles the number on Rusty's racecar. It also comes with an authetic autographed, hand-numbered card encased in thick plastic. While the card is similar to the card that comes with the Eddie Jordan Limited Edition TimeBomb, this card is ACTUALLY autographed, which makes the collectability that much more appealing. These watches are incredibly rare, and are also serial numbered of only 100 made. A priceless addition to a true Oakley fan's collection!
Timmy -
TBH cost was only because it was limited edition. Besides the '2' the rest is just so so... personally I think the Emerald version looks better.
bong -
another non-descript yellow box, this time with "RX" printed on top. they're different sized when compared to regular sunglasses boxes though, because the RX frames come with the Torpedo Case.
jumpman73 -
Pretty normal Oakley box. Wish they could've done something crazier for Rx's.
vindicator -
Design is ordinary when compared to other Oakley boxes, if not for the Rx.

I agree with the sizing difference, to fit the Torpedo.
Lali -
The RX printing is quite unique, but it's not that special.
TheVault -
Not as heavy as it can appear, like an X-Metal vault I would say.

Theres different combinations of foam inside to house different and numbers of lenses. Mine has 12 slits to house 6 pairs of lens.

If you can get your hands on one, its really recomended, way better then having them in those little tiny boxes.
Dann -
Color: Silver

This is different than the small metal vault which came out recently. This model came with Rx eyewear and wasn't sold commercially. It is a nicely crafted vault with rivets to prevent it from rolling away.
o-xide -
Color: silver
The rivets on a round vault got me looking and search for this vault- amazing design
adamjmoore -
Color: Silver
Great design, the spring closure is a pretty tight so just make sure you watch your fingers!
x-metalman -
Color: Silver
This came with my Chop Top 6.0 Rx glasses. It's one of the coolest cases for glasses that I've ever gotten, especially for free. And like adamjmoore said, the spring is VERY tight.
Jay Ho -
Not bad, nothing too special. Cool design and I kinda like the beat up look for a change of pace. Definitely not as nice as the Nanowire case which is just sexy and classy. I can see how this fits well with the x-metal image but it just doesn't fit any of those. I got one off eBay to hold my Whiskers. Color somewhat matches. I guess if it started out looking beaten up, it won't be too bad when I beat it up more. In the end, as long as it protects my Oakleys, I'll be satisfed.
takashi11 -
got these with my rx...it served it's purpose. But a really bad idea to just throw it anywhere in your backpack with heavy textbooks. Protected my glasses, but somehow badly dented the torpedo case.
Ed -
Color: Silver

Got one of these with my Thread 2.0 RX glasses. The only difference I see between this and the Metal Vault is the debossed O rather than the gunmetal icon. Lightweight yet strong and felt-lined to protect your glasses.
oogie -
A great improvement over the original (square) metal vaults. Yet with all the great size and feature comforts of the torpedo case ... Oakley still hasn't figured how to avoid the "finger pinching" problems?
fin7 -
Another design classic for me. icon and rivets.
Felt lined but I still use the mf bags aswell
As previously said careful of those digits!
Pander -
Simple, elegant. Easy to bring along. Too bad it doesn't fit X-metals.
strake -
Great for my RX spectacles. Excellent protection and the design screams Oakley. If they fit the larger sunglasses, this would have been really popular compared to the ballistic softvault.

I am giving them a 4.5 star mainly for the fact that the opening and closing of the case could be improved via the addition of some form of handle.
KAMI X -
these are great i love that my optical doc gives them with every rx purchase i have 3 and will soon have 4 and i did not pay for any of them. although i would gladly pay for them they work great just watch the closing action it will take your fingers off =)
TheVault -
Nothing special about this one, very plain looking, but will protect your sunglasses well, perfect for the car or quick transportation.
Iwan -
Almost everything has been said about these and I would agree with all of it. Only thing I would like to add is some soft foam padding underneath the felt lining
jrbusser -
Very nice Excelente para mis Rx muy buena proteccion y presentacion
LukePhillips -
Got the case with my Rx glasses. Oakley.com says most (if not all) of the Rx glasses come with case under their description. Since I'm at school, I made sure my mother badgered the store into giving her one and some microbags.

I wish it was a bit deeper, I don't feel comfortable throwing the glasses in there in slapping it shut. It doesn't seem like it is deep enough to safely house them. Without a microbag they just slide around in the case.And I'm sure I will eventually lose a finger when I'm closing it. Holy cow. I give it a 4 because of the size.
Lali -
I have 2 different cases: a small soft vault and this torpedo case. If I compare these the soft one is better to carry around for its lightweight, but the metal provides much better protection. The overall look is nice, but a bit bulky.
DoctorCrip -
Uniquely Oakley and a great design, though I prefer the look of the regular torpedo case with the plastic O that comes on it. I think it just adds a little something to it and breaks up the monotony of all the silver. Nonetheless, this case is great and really comes in handy. Only from Oakley would you get something like this with a pair of Rx glasses.
ShadyOak -
Great Oakley mad science action. This case is very cool looking and functional for protecting glasses. There aren't many non RX frames that fit it, but so far I found the nanowire 1.0 just barely fits, and the square wire 2.0 fits well. I actually got this free with my Why 8.0 which is kinda ironic considering they don't fit in it.
Bonner -
Home run! Great slgugnig with that answer!
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