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Dann -
Color: Night Camo
These have been on my wish list for a long time, and I finally broke down and got them. I'm glad I did. They are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn, let alone boots. They were designed for service use, so you know they wouldn't accept anything that couldn't be used for hours on end, in any given situation. Whether it's summer or winter, they will work perfectly. The rubber soles grip to wet surfaces and the shoe itself has room to breathe. I highly recommend these boots to pretty much anyone.
Isotope -
Color: Black

I bought a pair after having them offered to me for $125 – an offer too good to pass up. They by far the best boot I have ever worn, due to their light weight construction and sole that allows more mobility than other boots, and maintains a high degree of support and cushioning. Among other things, I have played paintball with these boots several times, they allowed the same running ability as if I was wearing sneakers, while having the protection of boots – something necessary when going through thick woods. In short, if you are looking for a comfortable, lightweight boot and can spare the cash, these are for you.
apostrophe -
Color: Black
Can I give these boots 10 stars?

I was looking at these boots online for months but the price was hefty and seeing as I'd probably be ordering online I didn't want to spend so much and have them be uncomfortable when they arrived. I'm glad I just went ahead and bought them though. These boots are incredible. Trying not to wear them as I want them to last along time but they're warn pretty much constantly as they're extremely comfortable and versatile.

The vulcanized rubber at the toe and back seems to be very tough and after more than 6 months of constant use have yet to show any marks. The soles have warn a little in the middle but nothing to worry about. I polish these at least once or twice a month to keep the leather in top condition. I'll say it again, these boots are awesome, when mine finally die I'll be back on eBay to buy more.
DarkGrieverX -
Color: Snow Camo
The local Comor (probably closest thing to an O-store we have here when it comes to apparel) only had the Snow Camo and Black in stock, so I decided to go for the Snow Camo; seeing that it is no longer available on the oakley website. Despite my initial impressions of the boot from various pics on the net (I always thought the boots would be very heavy and stiff), trying them on I found they were in fact the very opposite; fairly lightweight and softer/more comfortable than I thought. Right now I am too paranoid to wear them outside (my last pair Nike Jordans only lasted about a week in "prestine" condition), but will probably have to when the snow starts pouring here in the north ;).
rolyatnerrad -
Color: Black, Desert.
Buy them, now.

More comfy than a lot of sneakers, lightweight, quick drying, I've worn mine for work on muddy sites, road running, mountain biking, hiking and chucked em in the washer to rinse in cool clear water and they come out good as new. they look good with jeans (desert) or the black ones with whatever, looking all over for snow and night camos, gotta catch em all!

Buy them now.
hxm9 -
Color: black
these boots are absolutely amazing. ive had mine for a few years now and the bottoms are starting to look worn, but they are still the most comfortable thing ive ever put on my feet.
adamjmoore -
Color: Desert
These are so comfortable and yet you can tell they're a really tough, hard wearing boot as well. I've got a feeling there are going to be a couple more pairs of these gracing my shoe rack soon...
bad aim -
These boots aren't worth the cost. Unless you can get them at Gov't prices, don't get them. Sure, they are comfy and all, but durability SUCKS!! I wore my pair down in two months... the sole just came right off.

I'm pretty pissed. My Converse boots (yes, many are used in Iraq and Afghanistan by Special Forces- www.lightfighter.net) are lasting longer than these and I had 'em for almost a year!

Save your money for something else.

Oh, did I also mention it squeaks on wet surfaces like a horny mouse? Very un-tactical.

Shame, though. They do look nice. Then again, function over form.
a64tbird -
first off ----i love the look of the boots 10 ---they are great ---and i enjoyed wearing them to work ----i bought a pair a year a go on ebay they were and stilll are the most comf. boot i had ever worn --i just got a new pair and they are brothering my right toe -----so i bought the wide version 9.5 because 10 was huge---and they feel bettter but their seams too much room when i walk or running===== and 10.5 seams to be tooo large long-- i tryed the galting and those fit perfect --but they are a different type of boot ...does anybody else have the same issue----????are they maiking them different ---or something ---does anybody have an idea ??????gus
Jay_X_Bee -
The boots for me! The rubber soles grip excellent to all kinds of surfaces. I abuse them a lot and they still look great.
The best boots I've ever owned.
O-bandit -
color: black

best boots which i ever had.
more than comfortable! i tryed these modell and it was just perfect from the first sec.
they make no noise if you walk with this awesome boots.
i was in the military and this S.I boots are just better better better!!!!!
no irritation at all even if you wear it for two days!
never had a better one....
okay the price is a little high but for this quality is the value fine.
DisturbedEarth -
Color: Night Camo

Had to have these to match my Thumps....10 stars all the way! My second pair of SI boots - not that I have even come close to wearing out my first pair!
Nate Dawg -
Color: Black
I bought them off of eBay and saved $96 bucks. Having owned them now, I would pay the very high full price if I couldn't get them on eBay. They are as comfortable if not more than any major brand athletic shoe. They're very durable too. I wear them everyday. I just purchased the SI shoe. I will use them at work.
dan-E -
Color: Desert Tan

Now, I only got to try these on in the store, so my review probably won't mean as much as some of these guys who actually own a pair. But having said that, I was amazed at how comfortable these were just hopping around the store. They fit as comfortably as a good pair of hiking boots and probably would work just as well.
american image -
color ; black

i recently started wearing these , and i decided that when shop-opening-hours are long , i wear these. you simply don't get tired in these Boots !! comfort and support are A+ as far for style, you can't call them stylish. wearing those under jeans is okay as long as the jeans is boot-cut
grip outdoors is phenomenal, but when it rains , they get a little slippery
berbano -
Color: Night Camo

What can i say about these boots that everyone else hasn't already said. Super light, probobly the most comfortable things I have ever put on my feet. You slip a little bit when walking on tile or wood with wet feet, but other than that these boots are the best footwear on the market.
64tbird -
just got the new boots from oakley ----check the web site----the boots---got new tread on the bottom ----way better then the old boots-----the boots dont sweak----and dont slip===they look and feel better then the old version=========check it out
mu11ett -
The boot looks great but I only hope the military have a better issue than the civilian one, I've been wearing a pair in black and have found them to be the most comfortable boot Ive owned apart from my "chuckies" however I think their wet capabilities could be better, any water under foot and they tend to aqua plane, and forget moving in icey conditions unless you wanna go straight down on your butt. A new sole design would probably help here, as they are you best not use them in the wet.... interested to hear how other folk find there performance in the wet.... still a great looking boot and very comfortable to wear for 16hrs at a time
UBERCHUCK -
I'm gonna go against the crowd on this one. I have worn my SI's on and off for about a year now. These have too much ankle support and it still feels like I'm still breaking them in. I still have the high-top Nail boot and it is much more comfortable. It's hard to get them to lace up just right as my left foot frequently moves around in the boot a little. I am planning to purchase the new SI shoe when it comes out despite of what I'm saying here. I really like certain features about the boot but the ankle support drives me nuts when I'm walking a lot. Considering what I paid 180 for these on ebay I'm giving them a three. I'd love to hear from someone if they have had a similar issue.
bong -
Color: Black

what can i say? the S.I. Assault Boots are legendary. they're ultra comfortable and lightweight, and offer great ankle support and thick padding all around the boot. best of all they needed absolutely no break-in time unlike other boots. the overall design is unmistakably Oakley, which is to say they're very nice. the only gripe i can come up with is the lack of reinforced eyelets.
Instro -
Color: Black; Desert
I've the boots everywhere and anywhere for about 6 months. Initial fit was excellent and break in was very short. Lightweight, tough and comfortable in a wide range of temperatures. Good traction in mud, rock, sand and loose gravel. Not waterproof, but dries quickly. Take caution when walking across smooth surfaces with lubricant spills (petrol, jet fuel, hydro etc.). After a few months of constant wear, tread has been noticibly worn down, but traction still agressive. Bought a pair of black for non duty use. Best boots I've owned.
Rambo -
These, incredibly, are what hooked me on oakley. I saw them in a catalouge at my optometrists office and had to have them. I agree with everyone else in saying that these are very comfy for your feet. I've done military field training in these and can say that they proform far beyond what even the oakley adds claim.
LUSCIOUS -
Amazing footwear. For something so bulky, and for an army boot, these bad boys are nothing like what they look like from the outside. Recommended for everyone.
Downsides: vulcanize rubber sole, eventhough very good, doesn't last as long. Also, the tongue is stitched by the ankle, making it a little difficult to slip into sometimes.
Incase of fire, at least you know your shoe laces will be fine!!!
twjg78 -
Colour - desert

Extremely comfortable, hardly need breaking in.

They can be a pain to lace up - only criticism - but hey, that comes with boots. They provide plenty of support and look pretty cool. Nice one.
Ninpomaniac -
Color: Black

Good support for outdoor tasks, hold your footing in mixed terrain well, but can slip on slick (not just wet) surfaces. Don't try in snow, you will have to dry them out.

But don't get me wrong. These are the most comfortable boot/shoe I have had. I haven't had them for that long, but it seems the bottoms wear out fairly quickly. While they are good for outdoor training, the look isn't what you get from normal boots. Too "shoey" to get away with in business casual dress environments. A good specialized boot for outdoor applications, with a virtually non-existent break-in period, and something you can comfortably wear for hours on end.
DisturbedEarth -
Color: black

Can't speak high enough about these boots - 10 stars. Awesome everyday and in they gym. Bought them the day they became available from Oakley.com and am getting ready to add the night camo's to match my thumps!
Michael -
Wore them for my last OIF rotation. They're great, the lacing doesn't put too much pressure on the tops of my foot, which is great for people with bulky feet.
Zero -
Comfort and uncompromised dexterity is important to a military operator under fire and this is exactly what the SI Boot provide. As an avid airsoft player, I use these boots in environments and situations they were designed for and they perform exceptionally well. During a whole day of skirmishing on various terrain and urban settings I don't have to worry about pain on my feet and focus on the mission and the 'opfors'. Compared to other boots, they feel like, forgive me Mr. Jannard, all-terrain Air Jordans and have phenomenal traction. On every scenario I've encountered that required silent movement, they never disappointed me so far especially on concrete and asphalt. But they do slip on wet tile. I remember almost falling on my back inside a KFC floor that was being mopped and quipping to my friend, 'That's $250 military hardware for you.' But I'll forgive that since most engagements don't happen inside a fastfood, unless perhaps you're SWAT on a bad day. The price tag may be justified by the performance and the privilege to wear authentic military gear made by your favorite company. It also makes posers think twice about parting from that much dough. They'll more likely to opt for Air Jordans instead.
travee -
Color: Black
These are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned. To me they feel just like high top runners. I can move just as fast as these as in my running shoes. The ankle support is very flexible. They are holding up under well under the Canadian winter and are quite warm. The only problem I have with these boots is that when you walk on smooth floors when they are wet they squeek. Also,make sure to put a leather protector on the boot. Overall, if you need boots that allow you to be fast on your feet and are comfortable as hell these are the boots for you.
Oak -
Love these things. Other than the Juliet, the SI Boot is probably Oakley's best current product IMO. They fit real well and is comfortable for long duration wear. The black version seems to get dirty real easily though and, as others have noted, doesn't work very well on wet surfaces or when wet in general. Hopefully they'll correct that with the next version of the boot. 4.5 out of 5 but rounded to 5.
mjordan23 -
I love these boots. I bought mine for $125 at the Cabazon O Store and they are one of my best buys yet. They are lightweight, comfortable to wear for hours on end and they offer very good traction on wet\icey days.
SPARTAN117 -
When we completed RANGERS training, my unit and I were given these boots as part of our Spec.Forces gear. They are unrivaled in comfort and performance. I went out a few months later and bought the civilian ones (Night Camo). They are pretty close to the military version. Only problem with them is after a while the leather started sqeeking when i was walking. Aside from that..AWESOME GEAR!!
Commogrunt -
Important note:
These are awesome boots. Just be sure you don't get the temperate model. The sole is not stitched all the way around, just a portion of the toe area. The hot weather ones have the stitching all the way around the boot. The sole become unglued after a month or two of use.
aNdReSk -
6 years later and they are still in great shape! Awesome look!
and now that they look slightly beaten up, they look better!

Snow Camo :)
tb2000 -
Squeak, squeak, squeak...Hey! here comes the Oakley boots!!

When Oakley rep told us that they re-designed the sole, I thought, wow, they listen to the end-users.

Noooooop. The oakley still squak, and still slip on wet surface... Lesson to be learned here- just becuase the special force wear them, doesn't mean the boots works for regular joe like myself.

Very comfortable indeed, but they took some ankle support from the original 1.0 design...

At the end, nothing was updated, but made them just useless. Too bad.

johnnygoodbeer -
The best boots i have worn in all my life, ever since i could tie my own boots laces. i have the Desert colour and i love them when i go out..a boot you can wear for more than 24 hours a day, i have worn these beautys for 48 hours in 1 go and they didnt hurt but my feet did smell abit when i took them off.
I have only just got them in the last 3 months, and i am planning on buying more pairs when i can.
trust me..you cant go wrong with these boots..
you will love wearing them everyday.!!
TERRORISM -
Aesthetically, the 6" Assault Boot typifies Oakley's design language. Combining a full-grain leather upper (black version), a solid rubber outsole, reinforced metal grommets on the inside of the eyelets for a superior lacing system, and a durable rubber material around the toebox for added protection, Oakley ensures that longtime fans of the brand will not be disappointed. To add to the appeal, this boot is surprisingly comfortable, and also features an anatomically-correct tongue which helps prevent an uncomfortable fit. One word of note, however: the boots seem to be slightly large. That is, you may consider opting for a half-size smaller than your normal size. In sum: a high quality, durable boot featuring premier materials and workmanship in a comfortable package.
O'B-5150 -
These boots rule. I have the 6" Desert style. I wear them everyday and they feel like I have slippers on. I think the Special Forces and and the Military in General should make these standard for every member. Love the construction and the look. I especially like them because this is one of the preferred boots of the Navy SEALs.
Xtremehardy388 -
The posting below is mine, sorry. Anyway, here's my follow up:

The boots worked in pretty quick. A few days. Still pretty loud, which I'm not the happiest about. Also, I've yet to see how they handle in the winter or on a fire/med call. They seem to be doing well. They're pretty comfortable but I wouldn't wear them all day. I've heard officers say that they're only good for urban settings. We'll see how they go.
Standard Issue Boots -
I just got these, so I'll provide a follow up, later. I got these at a good price. I'll be using them for work and while I'm in the fire academy. They got such great reviews and I'm such an oakley nut, I decided to get these. The squeaking is pretty annoying. I didn't think it would bother me until I heard it, all day (today being the first day I wore the boots). The boots take some time to work in. I was on my feet from about 830AM to 730PM. Needless to say, it is now 4 and a half hours later and my feet are still sore. Very sad to see this, from Oakley. I had high hopes but if this continues, I'll be buying a different type of boot. A few people at the police dept. I worked at told me that the soles wear out quick if you wear the boots anywhere that's not concrete. I don't know how true that is but I figured I would include that in here. I will say that my feet are pretty warm in these. The tread seems to hold up pretty well. Also, in order for the boot to fully lace up, it must be tighten to the point where comfort is sacrificed. Three biggest turn offs: Foot support, too tight, and noise. I hope that it's just a matter of working the boots in and not a continuous problem. Like I said, I'll be back to provide a follow up.
espo -
These here boots are hands down the best apocalyptic zombie stompin boots that every ninja would be wise to acquire. Now that I have them my missions are accomplished with ease and I move like a cat or batman rather. Seriously tho glad I finally scored a pair at a maryland vault store for $85 but now that i've had a dose of the dopest boots ever made I am hooked. Oakley=Crack I mean yall kno what I'm sayin it is some bomb shiz made proper! FYI- mine don't squeak yet, been in the forrest the city in between and up cliffs and they hold a nice grip to a lot of things and being light and supportive to a degree like no other it enhances all movement while feeling loving to your foot like a slipper and when coming down hard from a jump off a high concrete ledge absorbed shock very well and gave me a superb landing that allowed me not to break my face which was nice. Footwear for warriors
xtremehardy388 -
I'm coming back almost a year later to give an update. I apologize to anyone who gets annoyed. I don't know how to log in or even get an account or I'd just edit my old entries.

I want to make it clear that I use these for their intentional use--on duty, only. I don't wear them out on a bike or paintballing. My experience is only for their "intentional use". I can't comment on anything further.

Anyway, I have the same boots as originally reviewed. Much to my surprise, they have held up like champs! I think I have the older model (based on the tread design).

I wear these at work and am constantly on my feet. They're great and provide a good amount of comfort. The tread is still in tact. I'm usually on concrete or linoleum floors. However, I do go in dirt and (in the winter time) snow. They handled great. The traction was awesome and they even kept my feet pretty warm.

The laces loosen up so you don't have to tighten them as much as when you first receive them. I do continue to hear squeaking, which is a turn off, but I'm not needing to be too stealthy in my job.

The boots were my main footwear when going through the fire academy. They did great and even handled well while climbing up different ladders. The boots have a leather/plastic piece on the toe so you're not able to shine that. I know in some departments you are required to have that.

For station/duty boots, these have served me very well. In the summertime, my feet get pretty hot so I bought the assault shoe. I recommend these to anyone wanting a station boot or a light duty boot. They're comfortable but the new models raise questions in the durability department.

3 skulls because they lack the clean toe, a steel toe, and durability is bad in later models. A lot of military personnel dislike them in the desert. They break apart easily out there. However, I only hear that in the desert tan ones.
Disappointed -
johnnygoodbeer -
The best boots i have worn in all my life, ever since i could tie my own boots laces. i have the Desert colour and i love them when i go out..a boot you can wear for more than 24 hours a day, i have worn these beautys for 48 hours in 1 go and they didnt hurt but my feet did smell abit when i took them off.
I have only just got them in the last 3 months, and i planning on buying more pairs when i can.
trust me..you cant go wrong with these boots..
you will love wearing them everyday.!!
Dcovert1 -
I recently bought a pair of the black ones and i love them. they are totaly worth the money. the only problem i ran into them is i dont want to take them off! Very durable i have weak ankles and these really have saved me a lot of pain. Highly recomennded.
BritPod -
I bought a pair of Oakley SI boots when they first came out years ago and wore them since. In minus 40c weather to boiling heat, even walking on red hot coals in exotic places.

They were, in my opinion, the best footwear I'd ever owned. I wore them whenever I rode my motorcycle as well as they were really comfortable, durable and gave solid protection.

So I didn't think twice when I ordered these 8" versions in 09. Big Mistake.

When I got them I saw much of the boot is now made up of some plastic material, not leather. I didn't think this was a big problem as if Oakley abandoned the leather it would be for versatility not being cheap. I was wrong. I came back from an hours riding on my bike to see a massive hole melted through the boot. The fabric underneath the plastic crap was untouched... but the plastic that makes up half of these boots melted away from being near the bikes engine, despite the heat not even being enough to hurt or burn bare flesh or mark any other footwear or clothing.

I returned them to Oakley, who two months later told me I was SOL and wouldn't replace them for me.

I've learned my lesson, Oakley doesn't make quality, durable gear like they used to anymore.

xtremehardy388 -
Got the Summer/Hot weather ones. They're the second gens but seem pretty study. They're very light and have a nice tread pattern. I use 'em as a firefighter (they're night firefighting boots). They're good for inspections and station wear. Hope they hold up well.
MikeD -
Bought a brand spanking new pair of these boots for work. First wear, 4 eyelets break. Happened to a friend of mine as well. The older model is MUCH better, my colleagues give ti rave reviews. Newer model is terrible and would not buy them again.
Silent Navigator -
Color: Black
Very sturdy shoe. Great engineering. Design is made to last. Comfortable wear. Walking with it is awesome. Running with it even better.
warwagon -
Color: Black
Perfect shoe. Had to go the size 13 as I couldn't get the 12.5, and 12 was just to small. They are not always true to size, as I have always in the past worn 12s. But I love them and wear them when ever I can.
UBERCHUCK -
I like these a lot better than the SI boots already. I feel very fast on my feet with these on. I've never been so satisfied running in a pair of shoes before. The sole will wear slightly quicker than regular oaks (non-vulcanized) but it's nothing to be too concerned about (I've had the boots for two years and I don't see an end in sight). Be careful during the waterproofing process otherwise you'll end up with gunk in the treads (the wp manufacturer said drench 'em so I did). It already seems to be taking care of itself though. I thought I would be more put off with the red triangle at the heel (I found the SI Boots without them) but I had no complaints when I saw them in person. Everyone seems confused about the sizing of the SI line. I always buy my o's in size twelve and these were no exception. They are supposed to be a tight fitting boot/shoe (of course not at the toes) ie: tactical footwear. Mine were tight in width at first but broke in after a day's use. I don't think I've ever owned a better pair of footwear.
eZaku -
Color: Black

I got a pair of Assaults in my size (size 9), but actually felt half a size too small. Comparing it to my mouldy old Asics, it's actually the same size but what I've noticed is that the Assault has a LOT of padding.

I hope I can get one sooner or later, 'cause even though I can't wear the Assaults I have now, they still look very very cool on top of the coffee table, heheh.
oogie -
I was never really attracted to a $200 Oakley shoe - until they were finally reduced to the $35 range! After picking up a pair, I have to admit that these shoes are most definitely one of the most comfortable Oakley shoes I have worn (I'm up to about 20-25 now). Great comfort, cool looks, love that SI logo. Definitely go a size bigger, as with most Oakley footwear. My only complaint is that those darn laces are so long - I feel silly.
yelkao -
Color: Black

I really can't say anything bad at all about these. They are very durable, comfortable and the design is great. The design and detail of the sole alone is completely awesome. It was one of the major reasons I bought the shoe.

Highly recommended!
o-xide -
Color: night camo
All I can say is that this shoe has good traction and outstanding design. I can't say I am comfy with laces but it will pass
Cable Guy -
I work in the Tele Comm Industry and I am in and out of the field and office...non-stop. What amazes me is that these shoes never slow down, comfort out the a_ _ from day one. Often times when I get home I don't even go right to removing my shoes, they are downright- amazing! If and when they breakdown (had them for four months so far), I'll buy another pair. Worth the Two-Franklins easily. I do wish they had another color or two, whatever.
TSIcon8 -
Color: Black
Really just cool shoes. They are functional for anything and as comfortable as you can get shoes. Another amazing Oakley shoe that demands attention.
CMANavy -
Excellent Shoe, very comfortable. On slippery surfaces they were a bit touchy.
LLAAARRYYYYY -
Ive had these for a million years and there sick.. they are worn out now, color fading from use but still comfy. only complaint is that i cant buy them anymore (NIGHT CAMO)
warwagon -
Having just recently recieved my SI Assualt Shoes and having had a pair before there are some subtle differences.
Of course the first thing you notice is the different tread pattern, I also noticed that the sole is more formed around the arch. The leather is still as good as before but i don't remeber the tounge being as short.
They definatley have a narrower profile to the old style especially around the toes.
The leading edge of the toes i find the rubber on the top to be much more ridged as too the rear around the ankle. I believe this would give your toes more protection. There are no SI logo's as well.
Is the new style better, I can;t really say as i was never able to wear my old ones as much as i wanted, as they were a little to small I now have a 12.5 which is the size i needed all along. This leads me to believe the sizing is the same.
Overall cosmetically they are very close, the tread pattern seems to be more practical for everyday use and as yet i have found no squeaking on any surface.
Hell you can't go wrong buying these, as you couldn't with the old ones.
Modzter -
Bought a pair and loved how comfortable it is. Almost makes you feel your floating on air. However, after a few months the seams started to rip apart from the rubber sole. And the hole became bigger and bigger. After a few more weeks the same thing happened to the other pair. I couldn't believe it as these were my new favorites...but I still don't use it that often for it to break easily as I have at least 12 pairs of Oakleys that I cycle around. Am so dissapointed with the build quality of this new version. I have the 1st Gen SI's in Night Camo and Black too. But this new design just came apart easily with very little help from me. Sooooo, dissappointed!
Jackal -
I've had the SI boots, 2 pair of SI shoes, 7 pair of Teeth / Teeth Low, and 4 or so pair of the more casual shoes. These SI Assault shoes are by far the worst. After just 2 weeks of wear, the seam between the rubber toe and heel is coming apart, and the eyelets spin. I usually get 8+ months of constant wear out of a pair. I also don't like how subdued the design is...they almost look like grandpa shoes from Payless. PLEASE BRING BACK THE TEETH MODELS OAKLEY!!!
Xtremehardy388 -
Got these since it was so hot, in the summer, and I didn't want to use boots while working. These took a LOT less time to work in. The shoes have been holding up very well and don't squeak as much as the boots. I haven't used these enough to know if the tread will wear or the seams will tear. They do feel sturdy. Oily surfaces haven't been TOO much of a problem. The jury is still out on how they will perform in colder weather.
r3iner -
i got these shoes for PT here in Afghanistan and they would squeak when i first got them but now they're perfect. they're molded for my feet and i run 4 miles a day with them. when i gave them a break for a week and put on my regular running shoes, i felt so much lighter, these are good for training. i love them and would recommend them.
CMANavy -
The 2.0 shoe is almost perfect. Slippery surfaces were no problem for this shoe. I wear mine abord ship and I am on my feet 10-12 hours per day and they have performed well.

I was anoyed that they had narrowed the toe from the 1.0's, I hoep the 3.0s go back tot he wide toe area to perfect this shoe.
twjg78 -
Extremely comfortable, looks good with any casual gear, whether jeans or utiliy
Star-Scream -
Color: Black/White

I got these a month ago. Very comfortable and light weight. If you didn't know, there is a hidden pocket camoflaged on the right shoe on the left side.
Adrock -
Best shoes I've ever owned, and I'm trying to track down another pair right now! They are good for just about everything.
kingphilbert -
I'm very much loving my SILK. A far from simple, low proflie piece of footwear that looks great with shorts or jeans. Comfortable enough for all day wear and long periods on your feet. Highly recommneded ig you're looking for a nice shoe that's not overly industrial or too sneaker like.
Tick -
So comfortable & a really unmistakably Oakley shoe. Built rock solid. Great color combos too plus, how cool is it to get a guitar pick inside your shoe!!
oogie -
Laced or laceless, the Silk is a sweet new addition to the o shoe line. With the "blend into the croud" sneaker design of the past couple of years, the silk is a great standout. I like the strap/stiching design on the new lineup.
DoctorCrip -
Just as with the laceless design, these shoes are my all-time favorite. Although the laceless design is a bit more convenient, the standard S.I.L.K. is just as light and comfortable as well as great-looking. Laceless or not, both versions have their own unique look and you can't go wrong with almost any color they come in. Try to find a pair because you will love them - believe me.
american image -
best selling shoe since the beginning of oakley shoes in my store
and i've started with the shoe one !!
sparra -
Color: White/Black

These shoes are the business - very comfy and look amazing. As always O make them extra special by adding the guitar plectrum hidden in one of the shoes as a bonus. Great shoes, nice to see the move to laceless once more.
cycling-pablo -
Black/White
Very cool pair of shoes. Super comfortable and well suited for being on your feet all day. Only complaint is the threads (I guess thats what they are) that hold it all together seem to start to fray a little over time. Not a big deal but it makes the black stipes look fuzzy. Still a great pair of shoes.
Jay_X_Bee -
Color: Charcoal / Black
My favorit. Awesome look and very comfy.
bong -
Color: Black/Black

brilliant pair of shoes! the contrast panels look great and so does the printed insoles. the shoes themselves are lightweight and super confortable. i originally had reservations about the laceless design but they feel secure and fit great. another winner by Oakley.
splatter -
Like Sparra "These shoes are the business" and they are all business, so light and comfortable.

A good fit is important with these shoes you may have to go up or down a half size so that they fit right but it’s worth it.

The only drawback is during the break in period, if they are worn for a while you can feel them squeezing your feet on instep.
ball5out -
I have them in 5 different colors but I love the tan ones better. I bought an extra pair of it incase one got messed up. comfy and easy to put on
DoctorCrip -
My all-time favorite shoe - and not just of Oakley shoes, but of any brand shoe. They are so light and comfortable as well as great-looking in almost any color they come in. If you can find a pair in your size, pick it up - you won't regret it.
icehawk -
I got the all white ones. The build is high quality(no excess glue or bad stitches)and the leather is also of high quality, they were soft right out of the box and didnt require much breaking in. These also had the little stash on the side with the guitar pick in it. I would say they run 1/2 size big so try before you buy. All in all a very good shoe I would definetly buy them again
aLAthing -
I have the Black/Charcoal and light grey colorways. Like icehawk said very good shoes right of the box, made out of high quality materials.

My foot isn't to narrow, and it isn't to wide, my true size worked perfect for me.
Eddy -
Best sneakers I've ever owned the leather/swede combo makes this good for casual and semi-casual wear.
Energyshiftx -
Best shoes ive ever owned. Super Comfortable. They look great with Everything. Great quality. Ive ebeen wearing mine almost every day for the last year and barely and signs of wear. I wish i could still find a few more pairs. Plus the secret pocket with guitar pick is pretty cool. The Light Grey is a really nice color, not too light and not too dark.
slenut -
Great for a walk out in the outdoors. Comfy as can be.
prongATO -
First off, I've noticed Oakley's boots run a little big. I usually wear a size 14 but after trying on a size 13 assault boot at the vault store locally that's what I ordered from vault online. I am assuming that Oakley is discontinuing this model and its a shame. These boots have an abundant amount of leather. The very top and part of the tongue are some nylon material that lets your foot breathe. The leather spans the whole boot where it meets the sole. The boot has a rear "tongue" which makes it EXTREMELY comfortable. This boot almost seems like a hybrid of boot and athletic shoe. The tread pattern is extremely aggressive and grippy. The toe area has a re-enforced rubber cap which is just another added plus. Overall these boots are fantastic!

As of 2/22/2013 they are available on Oakley Vault for 65.00 which is a STEAL for this quality boot.
mudijamiel -
Oakley the most comfortable boots I've ever used, but it is very tough after a while of use it rips inside and outside. Design not very optimistic, compared with S.I boots.
xtremehardy388 -
I just got these from the vault. They're very comfortable and even keep your feet warm in the cooler months (haven't tried them in winter). I love the aggressive treadpattern. They are taking a short bit to work in (around the ankle) but otherwise these are great.
o-xide -
The watch is great except that it shows the numbers. I love the outside shape of the watch
oogie -
Frame: Black
Face: Stealth

A very sweet watch. After wearing a Time Bomb, GMT and Blade over the years, it just seems so wierd to strap on just a beefy watch band and have it be so light. Very comfortable, a great look. I love the metal/leather look, very well incorporated.
It was also mentioned that the face could be switched out with a GMT or Judge face ... awesome versatility!
yelkao -
Band: Black Leather
Casing/Face: Stealth

I usually favor a metal band over a leather band. But the fact that this leather band is thick and wide, plus it's versatile with the sheath being removable, makes it a nice choice for Oakley's first leather band watch release. The military-esque face and the spinal/bone like sides of the casing definitely gives it more of an aggressive feel than most of the leather cuff/band watches that I have seen.
Monsterdog -
I have them all but the brown/ivy which i plan to get soon and i really dig them. its a nice change to wear the leather cuff.
JayKor -
Frame: Honed
Face: Olive Green
Awesome watch, just got it today. I have a huge ass wrist, probably 8 1/4", I know, huge, the watch is big enough,with room to spare, that on its own, is a major reason for purchase.
Beauty, the Olive comes off amazing in casual wear. Lightweight, yet solid. Excellent Watch. Only down side, if you have a smaller wrist, and every day you need to use one of the slots down the line of the band, you will probably have a wrinkle effect all the way up to that spot on the leather. this isnt the biggest deal, cause for the most part, its on the underside. Has a very strong Army Look
bong -
Frame: Black Leather
Face: Stealth Black

i guess i was having higher expectations for the Saddleback, after how happy i've been with all my other Oakley watches. this one isn't as nicely executed as, say... the Judge, GMT, or even a Detonator. the watch face is nice enough, it's inspired by Army Field watches and it looks very nice, so does the overall casing shape (nice agressive bumps on the sides), but the leather seems subpar. i was expecting a nice, shiny leather; either like smooth naked cowhide or pebbled grain cowhide. instead, it looks like cheaper, dull looking, wrinked nubuck leather. however, the leather is nice and thick, and should be sturdy enough for constant use. leather also molds nicely as one uses it, so it will form to your wrist shape. also, the Saddleback is noticibly lighter than a Blade or a GMT... maybe its the lack of a metal band. the leather cuff is really comfortable to wear, and looks wide and beefy. nice change from wearing metal or unobtanium bands all the time.

rsuarez1982 -
Case: Honed
Face: White

This watch is suprisingly comfortable. I didn't think I'd actually like the cuff; thought about replacing it before I received it. The way it wraps around your wrist is great. I haven't worn leather in years. Nice thickness on the band. The overall design is not screaming, but still commanding. Now, even more than then, you can get these cheap. Completely worth the try from this skeptic.
Rick -
I have nothing against the Saddleback, but I just can't get into it. I have always been into metal bracelets, so that might have a lot to do with it. The wide leather band, while giving the Saddleback a distinct look, does detract from the aggressive look that I have come to associate with Oakley watches. It's a little too tame for my tastes. The dial is quite basic. Overall, I think it has its place in the lineup, but just doesn't scream Oakley - which may be what some people like about it.
Ian -
My first Oakley watch. It's a great introduction to watches. You can find them fairly cheap. I paid $60. The leather is much higher quality than any other band that I've seen. It gets lots of compliments when I wear it.
Nathen -
I can tell you that for the price you cant get a better watch. Yeah it has a leather band on it, but thats one of the things that cathes peoples eye. Most people ask me all about it. I have to say, I didnt think it was gonna be as cool as it is
o-xide -
got plenty of compliments already. True to fit so don't gain weight. Only thing stopping this jacket from getting a full 5 is because there is no significate Oakley indicator and the zipper shows the YKK on it.Cmon! Also weird about this is because the black is almost like a dark brown. I don't see the black in it at all
bong -
tried on a Brown version at the Oakley Store a few times and i have to say it fits and drapes very well. the leather isn't a thick grade like on Leather Motorcycle jackets, but is more substantial than thin fashion leather. the styling of the jacket is very nice, looks like it was inspired by Army Field jackets with collar, two chest patch pockets and two slash handwarmer pocket. however, Oakley adds industrial looking rivets and hardware. what i don't like about the jacket is the graphics intensive back panel, hopefully the Black leather version will make the graphics more subtle.
fin7 -
I was really looking forward to an oakley leather jacket.
This is a Mid weight leather, distressed to look used.
Brown rather than black
As said no descernable Oakley icons,
though inside there are skulls faintly embossed on the lining and the inner rivets have o stamps.It has some nice touches.
Not sure about D rings flapping about though, But this jacket will look better and better with age and wear.
yelkao -
An awesome jacket. But then again I've only had one other leather jacket before this one. I think for this jacket they really did mainly focus just on aesthetics. It's not really a technical piece of outerwear at all. The worn/distressed leather does make the jacket look more dark brown in color. A fairly heavy jacket with true to fit sizing. The graphics on back are noticeable but subtle and the "D" rings on the bottom/waist in the back definitely help give it an industrial touch.
Mr. Oakley -
Love this jacket. Got it at an O store when they were on clearance. The only thing I'm not happy with is that they did not make more. It is a really cool and unique Oakley article that it makes all the guys at the store jelous. It is a very older style I believe, and I'd like to know more about it, like a release date and MSRP and how many they made. It has a really nice true fit. High quality leather with a very rugged look. I always get looks with this jacket. I would love to submit pics but I couldn't find how to do so.
Taran -
Stellar work there everyone. I'll keep on raeding.
jdd32 -
The RX 12 piece comes with a special RX metal vault bigger than your normal X-metal metal vault case. It opens up like the metal vault and contains multi-colored lenses standing upright in the special cutout foam. With 12 different colors, it's literally eye candy for the Oakley fans!
o-xide -
I have several of these and they are very useful. I hang most of my sandals and bring it out as a nice display. I also use it to hang some backpack and I also hang one on my rear view mirrow. Really cool stuff
kingphilbert -
Color: black

Not to follow trends, but this single strap bag is excellent. I treat mine as a brief case (or purse) and use it on a daily basis. It's compartments are great and are hidden all over the bag. In the straps, inside, and the back. It has an MP3 Player pocket inside that works wonders (slightly too large for the iPod) and is perfect for larger players. Comfortable and easy to get on and off. I have had no problems with the buckles, straps or zipper pulls. The only one little problem I had is with the rubber handle. It has started to fray were it is stitched to the bag. I caught the first side a year into ownership and dabbed some superglue on the frays and the same for the other side just this past spring. It made a great fix. This bag is excellent for every day use, day trips, the beach, biking and the like. I wouldn't recommend it for school books though and it can't hold a laptop. Maybe the 12" iBook.
sygyzy -
Color: black

I love Oakley products. In fact, I own stock. So it's no surprise that I looked to see what Big "O had to offer by way of an everyday work or fun bag. I often need to bring documents, small packages, electronics, to and from work. The Sandbag is the perfect size. It has more compartments than you can throw a stick at. I used to have a Creative Zen mp3 player. This was before everyone tried to get their players iPod size. There is an internal pocket that holds the player perfectly. It's nice and padded. There are two holes in the bag for you to pass cables through. So you can be walking and listening to music, without all the cables getting tangled up.

There are mesh pockets, zippers, Velcro, pen slot, etc. I use every compartment for some sort of little knick knack. I have contact solution, lip balm, batteries, pen, my cell phone, etc.

On the shoulder strap there are shotgun shell loops. If that is not bad ass, I am not sure what is.
ford -
Color: red

Women have their handbag. I've got my Sandbag.

My workmates bought me this bag (along with an x-metal vault for my Juliet's) for my 21st present. I was blown away by the price ($198 Australian!!!) but also by the amount of features they managed to fit on what is essentially a backpack.

It has so many buckles and straps I don't know what half this shit does. I swear to god Oakley have put some stuff on here for practical use and other stuff just to look cool. What are those two plastic buckles for on the side of the bag? The shotgun cartridge holders? Talk about thinking outside the square.

This bag is the most awesome backpack I have ever seen. It has pockets and features that make my life a whole lot easier. I use this bag for anything, from going to uni, work, the beach or riding my bike. It has a spot for my iPod, my pen, my beach towel (the straps on the bottom. Just roll up your towel and strap it in), my water bottle and my loose change.

I love this bag because it crossed practicality with cutting edge, kick ass design.

Oakley hits a home run.
o-xide -
Color:Black
I actually paid retail for this bec it was amazing looking. Got lots of complements whereever I go. Nice cellphone holder. I travelled with this bag all over the world and it survived
Jake -
Color:
Gotta love it
hidden pocket on inside of back works great for quick magazine compartment, and i do have to discharges shotgun shells in the first two holes...a 10g and 12g. if you accompany it with one of those cd or mpw pleyers that has a pen control it works great so you dont have to mess around with going inside to change the song. the only thing i can say is that the inside cd player pocket is placed to that if you have books of something hard inside the cd player might be getting pushed in half... but if you have this bag you shouldnt be putting only a cd player in it ...
O-bandit -
Color: black

of course BLACK! all my bags are black :o))
this is the perfect size if you don´t have to much stuff which you must carry arround. with all the small pockets inside and outside you could store what ever you like in separate areas... a cellphone bag is included and a place for the walkman or ipod you will found easily. i like to wear it if i drive my bicycle because this modell is not to heavy.
i love it!!!!! everybody who´s gets one will be happy like me :o)))
crmnjst -
Color: Black
Great bag have had it for about 9 months only problem is that the velcro has worn off and the bag tended to undo itself as i was walking with it strapped on. Fixed that problem by going to the local shoe maker and having snap buttons placed on the strap to prevent it from coming undone. Go to my collection to see a picture of it.
UBERCHUCK -
This has been a great bag for the last 3 years in college. Small loads only (1 bigger textbook + Notebook) Lots of comments if only by idiots but I dig it's appearance. Good condition except for the netting has started to fray anywhere it was used on the bag. The bag seems to still be very functional (I'm curious when the zipper is going to go on the main compartment). I still alternate this out along with my Icon and AP Pack as my load dictates. As long as it's only used for smaller loads I'd give this bag a 5/5.
oogie -
Color:Black

A supa' sling bag! Not very large main compartment, so don't plan on packing too much. But for your basic carry-around, you couldn't ask for anything nicer. Cell-phone holder and grippy adjustable strap are top benefits! My brother also uses one for riding around on his Ducati ... so maybe some added functionality for those riders out there.
Zero -
Amazing bag for urban use. Loaded with features you will all use for your everyday gear and gadgets. Fantastic for commuting. The sling makes for moving through crowds in the mall and the train easier than with a backpack. What impresses me most about this bag is that you could access all compartments while slinged on your back. Stow documents and magazines on the move in the back compartment and pull out your Starbucks mug at the same time from the bottle holder while answering a call from your mobile. That kind of convenience is just not possible for a regular pack. Even the zippers could be closed with one hand. Although it could use lockble zipper pulls for peace of mind against pick pockets on those rush hour commutes. It really looks cool for a messenger bag. Oakley's industrial design people could really take something otherwise mediocre to another level.
TSIcon8 -
Color: Black
Sweet bag. It's comfortable and holds books well. Plenty of pockets for a smaller bag. The cell phone case with it definately adds to the value.
OsmosisJones -
Definately a nice bag. Excellent price point. Great for a quick trip to the gym. It won't hold too many books, but it's great if you only have a book or two to carry and don't want to lug around your giant Kitchen Sink for such a small payload.
Dwcfastrice -
Greetings, my first review. I don't see a listing for a Sandbag 2.0 so I figure I'll put it here. I originally purchased the Sandbag 2.0 because of the flexibility in carrying. The single strap unzips and can be repositioned to become shoulder straps. Further, you can adjust the straps' anchor points to configure it as a left shoulder bag , right shoulder bag, or backpack.

There are a ton of pockets and I fit my 15" Gateway Tablet PC with room to spare. I crammed this bag with the laptop, external harddrive, web cam, cables, headphones, external mouse, files, folders, and Ipod and there was still room.

Utility and style wise I would rate 5 out of 5.

My two complaints would be the lower strap mounting system. Each strap has a clip that slides on to a channel on the bag. These tend to slip off the channel. My laptop has come crashing down more than once. However, due to the excellent padding, It has not been damaged. #2. Even though the brochure shows that the bag comes with a traditional shoulder strap and advertising for the bag trumpest "carry this four way", a traditional should strap is NOT included and you cannot buy one from Oakley. I've had these bags (one black, one tiger camo) since the end of Jan and I've been fighting it out with Oakley on this ever since.

All in all a great bag. It retails around $110.00. Overall, I would give it 4/5.
Farlius -
Red

One of the best backpacks I have ever owned. Get compliments on it all the time and it was out there way before shoulder/sling packs became En Vogue. Suited for almost all my endeavors be it a hike in Yosemite or grabbing a six-pack at the beer store. I liked it in particular when on my motorcycle since I could access it while driving. Had I the time back I'd have bought a second one for when and if my first wears out, although I don't know if will ever wear out the first one, lol.
Fontentot -
I'm considering using the inner padded pocket that seems to be usually used for an mp3 holder, as water-bladder holder. The hole in the side of the bag that would seem to be for earphones could easily be used as hose port. Furthermore, the 'shotgun shell' holders will be used as a mouthpiece holder (various heights setting available). My only concern is that the height of the bag will require a smaller than usual water-bladder. Has anyone utilized their Sandbag this way?
Fontentot -
I'm considering using the inner padded pocket that seems to be usually used for an mp3 holder, as water-bladder holder. The hole in the side of the bag that would seem to be for earphones could easily be used as hose port. Furthermore, the 'shotgun shell' holders will be used as a mouthpiece holder (various heights setting available). My only concern is that the height of the bag will require a smaller than usual water-bladder. Has anyone utilized their Sandbag this way?
50 Shades of O -
I've been using this sling a solid seven years, and it's still holding up nicely.
Ian -
It's a beautiful color. I like the differing degrees of opacity with the deep blue color. My wife has it on her Scripts, and it looks best in bright light, so that the reflection off the frame changes with movement. I wish this color was also in a non-acetate frame.
Obsidian -
This lens looks great from the outside. It has a strong iridium coating and a nice blue colour. Looking though it the lens has a slight rose tint which is not what you expect but it's still very pleasant. One of my favourite lenses for sure.
Criss -
Beautiful lenses, if you don't need extra protection in bright sunlight.
Great to look at, they are even better to look through, infact they're not really neutral but slightly contrast lenses, with a very light rosy hue.
I wish they only had a little bit less transmission, then they would be perfect.
LEX7 -
Boring boring boring, my brother has these and although they are his back up wisdoms i dont know why he chose such a lame colour, when wisdoms come in some fookin awesome colours.
Ed -
Color: Ivy

Nice long-sleeve polo-style shirt that is great for business-casual work attire. The fabric is very soft, and unlike most polo shirts, the collar is made from the same fabric as the rest of the shirt. Raglan sleeves with contrast colored piping add a little zing to the otherwise conservative styling. The embroidered icon on the right sleeve near the cuff is a neat little touch. I wish the store had more colors... I would have picked up at least one more.
S T -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: 00 Polarized

Been wearing Oakleys fro a long time. After wearing my old frames for years to the point that I was just bored of them. I decided to go with a new model. I already own the Spike Titanium in Matte Black for more casual not so sunny days. But I wanted something a bit meaner and sportier looking. The scalpels are exactly what I needed and wanted. I'm a tall guy at 6'3" with an average sized head and they fit me wonderfully.

I'm not sure if it'd due to the flexibility of the O-matter and the general design of the frame, but they also fit my brother perfectly and he has a completely differently shaped head than I do, soo I understand completely where "Wookieman" is coming from in his review. This is just a superbly designed frame, very durable. The rubber on the nose and the ear socks make damn sure these glasses don't budge once their on your face.

I also fully agree with "XyesterdayX" about the greatness of the 00 Polarized lenses. Really worth the extra few bucks if you were already going to spring for the standard polarized lenses. Huge difference for not a huge price.

My one complaint which isnt really a complaint more of a warning, is that for me they took a day of wearing to get used to. My Oakley spikes and Fives had much flatter lenses, where the scalpels area bit more concave, I found the change in lens shape a bit off putting at first. But after a few hours of walking in them I don't notice it anymore. Just a warning to anyone who buys these in case you have the same problem I did it will likely not bother you after your first day wearing them.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Polished Black (Ducati)
Lens: Black Iridium

After finally having the opportunity to experience these glasses incarnate I am a bit disappointed. Although not quite as large as expected, the Scalpel still fared too big for my face, being slightly larger than the New Straight Jacket IIs. While the earstems were certainly noteworthy for their aesthetics (including both the new unobtainium layout as well as the placement of the icon), the real design concern involved the brow (above the orbitals and nosebridge). The "angled" facet (or "horizontal line") over the lenses/nosebridge somehow seemed to make this pair appear "cheap". The earstems also seemed a bit thin and delicate, especially compared to most other Oakleys (i.e., Straight Jacket II, Monster Dog, Flak Jacket, etc.). The positive? Lightweight shades with a new design and overall good coverage for larger faces. Let's hope Oakley can improve on this design for their next endeavor...


Mike Jones -
The thin eartems are made out of the same material that flak jackets are, so they're not delicate at all. you can literally bend them however you want and they will spring back into shape.
Wookieman -
Frame: White Chrome
Lens: Ice Iridium Polarized

Simply put this is a big frame for big men. Although it may not appear so at first glance the scalpel almost seems like an upgrade to the monster dog. It is big and has a lot of frame, but still maintains a streamlined look. I'm not a small guy I'm about 5'10'' 200 lbs. with a medium large head and I can barely pull these off. While the Monster Dog, Hijinx, and Oil Rig are all big, the shape and contour of this frame make them big in a different way that I can't really explain without showing you. For some reason the scale and contour of this frame looks better on big tall guys with big round heads. These are sharp (no pun intended) but try before you buy.

The fit is very comfortable and the lens coverage is excellent. The addition of ear socks makes the fit that much more secure. The frame feels very durable. The wrap of the lens is nice. You don't much frame when checking blind spots and very little light leaks in from the sides and bottom.

The styling is a new direction for Oakley. The stylized hinges, tilted icon, and new style of earsocks make these look like nothing else. They have some great color combos. The grey with positive red is awesome, but I went with the white chrome and ice because it is polarized.

This is overall a solid frame. I took off points because this frame is not very versatile. The size, shape, and contours make it very hard to pull off.
cool oaks -
Frame: Dark Grey
Lens: Red Iridium

Fits and wraps very nicely. The only thing you need to worry about is if youre comfortable enough wearing it.I would say if your confident enough to wear not minding the way it yells "oakley!", then by all means go for it. I'm not a big dude but Ive worn other oakleys in the past and by far this has been one of the best when it comes to size/fit factor. I like the new "O" look as well as the cool, modern & sleek design. Its also a good thing Oakley has managed to cut the price down for the Ruby or Red Iridium lenses. I only wish Oakley would come up with replacement lenses. I'm a Filipino and I think the standard fit just suits me well instead of the Asian Fit.

XyesterdayX -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: OO Black Iridium Polarized

I am a Straight Jacket (2007 model) fan and a Jawbone fan, so the Scalpel fits right in. Think of this frame as a hybrid of the two. Smaller fit like the Straight, but larger/better lens coverage like a Jawbone! It can definitely fit some heads strangely, given it has a slightly wider temple.
The main reason for this review is the OO Polarized lens. If you have the chance... BUY IT!!! Amazing lens family! As a base crossing both G40 and Grey, it gives a very natural and comfortable feel. The slight increase in contrast is like no other (my former favorite lens being a VR28 Black). This lens actually feels clearer than a naked eye! My best comparison is for someone in need of Rx glasses putting on their glasses for the first time. Everything gets clearer, but still neutral/natural on the eye.
anonymous -
Frame: Dark Grey
Lens: Red Iridium
Fantastic lenses, this is my first oakley, when I went to the store I tried the half jacket but they were too small for my head so I put this on and felt the enormous diference, they are very comfortable. I think theres a oakley for every head, you just have to find yourself. I use them to play tennis and the are the best lenses I have ever had
ucdavisboy -
This is one of Oakley's most underrated post-JJ (Lux) design (along with it's larger, lifestyle cousin the Ten) in large part because they design is daring and unusually Mad Scientist for the era. Luxley basically took this model and made it generic and boring a couple years later with the Valve so the run for this was limited and they are hard to find now 3-4 years post discontinuance. I've owned 3 of the best colorways- the Max Fear, Dark Grey +Red and White Chrome Ice (the last of which was BNIB for just over original retail- a steal considering were these a 2015 release the price wouldn't be $125 but more like $225).

Fit is near perfect with secure three point fit that when combined with rubber would allow this pair to be worn for pretty much any activity should you wish including bicycling. I disagree that this is a large frame however- I'm 6 foot 5, 230 lbs with an athletic build and a lean, angular face and I've found the frame borders on almost being too small (it's probably 10-15% smaller in orbital footprint than the Jawbone which is about as near to a perfect 1-1 fit for my face as will likely ever be found)- I find on face the frame actually looks and fits smaller than pictures might suggest but on the plus there's little to know cheekbone touch or resting and ventilation is excellent.

While the design is definitely less generic than its contemporaries I also disagree with other reviewers that this is even remotely a hard look to pull off- or maybe I'm just really used to boundary pushing designs like Juliets, Oil Rigs etc. because wearing these I don't really feel I stand out due to them.

Overall this design gets a 5 star rating vs. a 4 star as much because of what followed it as anything- it IS a well rounded pair that is more unique looking, well designed and versatile....but it's even more those things when put up against the Made in China near milk jug plastic "O-Matter" models that followed it. If you can get a pair for under $150 in good or excellent condition I advise picking one up.
Ryan -
Frame: White Chrome
Lens: Ice Iridium Polarized
I really like the sunglasses they block out a lot of light and glare. They stay on your face good. I definitely would reccomend them to anyone!
anonymous -
Frame:Scalpel Ducati Edition
Lens:Black Iridium

Bought a pair of these a few days ago. First pair of Oakleys I've ever owned. Well not disappointed with my purchase. They are really light and have a good feeling of grip overall thanks to the rubber layer around the nose and ear areas of the frame. Although plastic, feel quite durable. The lenses are great thankfully and due to the frame size do an exellent job of blocking all light from seeping in through the sides. All in all really love em. A good buy for those who don't like metallic frames like myself.
Dann -
Frame: Chrome & FMJ+
Lens: Black & G30
I don't own these, but I borrow them from time to time. They have since been replaced by the Valve line, which is a shame, as these glasses are very nice. They cost a little more, but have solid stainless steel hinges and a tight grip. The angles are also much more accented for a sleeker look. They won't fit in a standard case however, and require ones that will fit the X-Metals (excluding Penny's).

Update: Finally got the FMJ+/G30 one for myself. Definitely a nice collection piece. Now to get the Red and Blue ones.
LEX7 -
Frame:ALL
Lens:ALL

Im really annoyed, cos these glasses look amazing but they are way too small for my big head/face and they look really dumb when I wear them.
they come in some amazing colour combos, its just a big shame they havent made an XL version like other oakley models.
So if you have a big head face and are lookin for these on ebay I suggest you try before you buy.
sparra -
Frame: Butterscotch
Lens: 24k Iridium

I wanted a pair once, but never bought one because they didn't fit me very well, sitting too high on my face. They look very cool, though now I would say that I prefer the look of the Valve, perhaps beause they're slightly more angular.
cycling-pablo -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: Fire
Sweet style. These are some great true design oakley's. A definate must have for the collection, now I just have to get another pair!
LEX7 -
Frame:Butterscotch
Lens:24K Gold Iridium

Same comments as before, look amazing but dont feel to nice.
i just had to get these for the awsome colour combo.
lens and frame colour in perfect harmony.
dan-E -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: Fire Iridium

Outside of their X-Metal line, you'd be hard pressed to find any frame that defines Oakley more than the Scars. The orbitals are artfully shaped while providing good coverage. The earstems have an aggressive batwing look and despite looking like they could slice your ears off, they're quite comfortable. The metal lugs aren't really functional but add a touch of brightwork that really stand out on the darker frames.

And despite the lenses being on the smaller side, they fit my big head quite well, since the earstem lugs are molded so that they're almost like Hammer stems. Their shape makes them look good on me but I've seen other wear these so they're almost a one-size-fits-all frame. The only nitpick is that they close with the Icon sticking out a little bit so if you like to hang your Oakleys on your shirt when you're indoors, they hang a little awkwardly. A very minor point.

It's too bad they're out of production.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

Very nice design. Feels very sturdy and strong for not being an x-metal. Eye coverage is excellent and the metal near the hinges is a very nice add to the design. I wish the lenses could be bigger though.
cpsswat -
Frame: FMJ red
Lens: Black iridium

the desgine of these glasses is great. they have diffrent line that makup the arms and the orbital but they are not so diffrent that they look strange.

the shape of the orbitals is diffrent then most and i takes a little to get use to. the lower out sxide corner of the orbitals angle up more then usuall and so light nad movement can be seen under this when you are wearing them. it is not enought to cause problems as per say but you do find your self distracted for the first little while untill you are use to it.

the frame color is cool (FMJ red) but it seams to be a little more sensitive to scraching and once it is scrached there is a silver tint to the area.

the arms are good with the diffrent shape and look. but i have found that having a big head and because the glasses are older and don't have the new flexabilty like the new tecnology the arms tend to press tightly to the side of my head and after i while i have to take them off.

all in all i still love the glasses and if and enjoy whering them.

Q
TERRORISM -
Frame: Butterscotch
Lens: 24K Iridium

The Scar was Oakley's first eyewear comprised of both O-matter and X-Metal, offering a number of unique features. Utilizing CAD engineering, the glasses featured innovative earstems which almost appeared to be "fin-like", and were very comfortable. The lens shape was also exclusive, yet still offered adequate coverage. The Butterscotch/24K color combo was perhaps the most popular of the line, and remains one of my personal favorites today. A bit bulky, these shades would probably be best suited for those with medium to larger craniums. Apparently they didn't sell well at retail, however, resulting in a short-lived product lifecycle.
brian -
Frame: Butterscotch
Lens: 24K
A timeless piece, will be in style for a long time. Very smooth and comfortable with a sweet color combo.
o-xide -
Frame: Electric Blue
Lens: Ice
When this first came out, it's like I gotta have it. I color combp I got is the best color combo for this model. Unfortunately, they are discountinuing the model. Well, at least the Valve, Plate, evolved from this radical design
TekDragon -
Frame: Electric Blue
Lens: Ice Iridium

I have been wanting a pair of these for a while and finally found a pair. They are very comfortable, but where the frame angles up from the bottom of the lens towards the earstem allows for a little to much light than I usually like. This isn't a design flaw in the glasses, but a just a minor inconvienence. Overall I still really like these.
Tick -
Frame: butterscotch
Lens: 24k
These are badassss looking sun-g's! And what a cool name! Pointed earstems with no unobtainium works great for someone with long hair.
yelkao -
Frame: Persimmon
Lens: Black Iridium

One of my first pair of O-matter frames. I love the look and design. I was really intrigued by the X-metal lugs and that feature was one of the selling points for me. The Persimmon frame color is sweet!! One of my favorites.
Ed -
Frame: FMJ+
Lens: G30

Yet another Oakley that I wasn't sure I liked at first, but grew on me after the 3rd or 4th try. Since they are discontinued, I figured I should get a pair before they all disappear. The styling of these glasses is superb. I like the scalloped bat-wing look. The tall earstems are very unique and provide a fairly confortable grip even though they do not have Unobtainium. The X-Metal earstem lugs with integrated icons are cool.

The hinges are in a strange location behind the icon, which makes them look neat even when folded. However, the frames are quite wide and deep when folded, so as Dann said, you need an X-Metal case or Medium Soft Vault for these.

I would have given these a 5, but I figured with the size of the frame (fairly tall lenses), the nosebombs could have been bigger than just little slivers of Unobtainium. Better than nothing, though.

FMJ+ is a pretty ho-hum satin silver, but I really got this pair for the G30 lenses. The pinkinsh tint is not too dark and great for varying light. Like LEX said, Scars were available in some of the nicest color combinations Oakley ever tried.

american image -
Frame: black
Lens: 24K

i took out the original black lens , and swapped it for the 24K lens , and now it has an unique look. nice design, and some really nice p.o.p. material made by oakley
Orlampa -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Black Iridium

I have a love/hate relationship with these glasses. The look is awesome. But they let in a lot of light because of the frame structure. My only complaint is that the metal piece inside the hinge has as tendency to work its way out. You have to just push it back in from time to time. No biggie. All-in-all a nice shade...just wish it would have a little more eye coverage!

SOLID GOLD -
Frame: Electric Blue
Lens: Ice

The electric blue frame is Mesmerising and beyond cool!
One of the more eye-catching of Oakley models.
Had the platinum/VR28 one but sold it off in favour of this slick combination.
The only Oakley frame that I took time to admire at different light angles.
It's a seductive pair. My only beef is that it's not exactly catered to larger faces.
LEX7 -
Frame:FMJ Red
Lens:Black Iridium

Spectacular frame colour and i love the shape of these. only reason i got them is for the collection cos sadly i cant wear these.
the stock pic really doesnt do this colour justice, once the light hits it, wow
LEX7 -
Frame:Persimmon
Lens:Black Iridium

I DONT like the feel of scars but i love the look so im getting 2 pairs for the collection. these ones and the butterscotch/24k
they remind me of a more chunky topcoat shape.

Doogie -
Frame: Butterscotch
Lens: 24K Gold

I look so wicked in these things. I wear these on my angry days - the days I shout profanity at people who annoy me, drive fast, and throw the finger. They are awesome. The 24K is loud and doesn't make everything yellow like Gold Iridium does. Think of these as the yellow Viper of the sunglasses world - "Look at me, I'm an attention whore!" But I had to take a star away because they hurt the top of my ears if I wear them for a few hours.
oogie -
Frame: Butterscotch
Lens: 24k

I got these when they first came out. The styling and fit of the eyewear is great! The color is what sort of killed me. I ended up not being a big fan of the butterscotch and persimmon colors. But when they busted out the FMJ colors later on, I thought those were much improved. A great pair of shades.
x-metalman -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: Fire Iridium
It is such shame that these glasses are on the way out. They were kinda revolutionary in styling, as they were the first of their kind. I love the big, blade-looking earstems and the X-Metal lugs were a very cool addition. The Valves should have at least carried these over. I also loved the mechanical cam inside the earstem. It kept the stem tight, whether it was open or folded. I wish I never would have sold these! I guess we'll always have Plate and Valve, but it just won't be the same.
Italianbarista -
Frame: Butterscotch
Lens: 24K

I... LOVE... this... GLASS! I usually display it more than wear it, but when I do wear it out, I always get looks. The hinge is incredible and just plain spiffy! Although I must say, I gave it a four because too much sun gets in my eyes, I whine a lot I know, but it does hurt on a bright day!
switchblade5984 -
Frame:Midnight
Lens: Fire Iridium

great great great
love the design fits great light weight no sun sneaks in and the lenses cast a yellow hue on everything!
Rick -
Frame: FMJ+
Lens: G30
The price has really dropped on the Scars lately online. I was surprised how cheap I was able to pick this pair up for. I have always like the agressive styling of the Scar, but just didn't feel they were very practical. Now that I own them, I am very glad I got past the practicality issue. They are extreme and strike a deep cord in me. The G30 lens has always been underrated in my opinion. Overall, this combo is subtle in it's color, but extreme in its style.
Ofan -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

I love the agressive look, style says Oakley all over it. The eye coverage is awesome and it's very comfortable, it's not compressing the side of my head. Thanks to Jumpman73 for picking it up for me!
jumpman73 -
Frame: FMJ Red
Lens: Black Iridium

Very cool design. Really sturdy especially the metal piece on here. I'm not a big fan of the FMJ red but its still a unique and bold color. The fit of these are good on a big head like mine, but I would prefer larger orbitals.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Butterscotch
Lens: 24K Gold Iridium

I really like the butterscotch color and I am in love with the 24K lens, but I was not a very big fan of this color scheme. The Scars are really nicely designed. They have out there earstems but fairly conservative orbitals. They are also lightweight and offer great coverage. I think its the silver on the frames that kill it for me. I just didn't think these were as appealing as some of the other color schemes.
american image -
Frame: elec.blue
Lens: ice

colour is outstanding, fit is near perfect, feel is also near perfect, look is very unique ; like oakleys are intended
o-static -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: Fire Iridium
Frame:FMJ+
Lens: Black Iridium

nice shades for me it was the begin of a wonderful era in oakley. scar-valve other very awsome glasses.

love the sharp look,

you will get noticed with the midnight.
Ofan -
Frame: Electric Blue
Lens: Ice Iridium
I love the color! I think that it's the best color of all the Scars. Eye coverage is awesome, comfortable and so light weight. As I mentioned on my review of the platinums, I like the aggressive look, even more with this color combo.
Viscouse -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium

First pair, so review may be a bit skewed coming from non-Oakleys.
I like them :) There are a few impracticalities, but there is a lot to like. I don't like the thick bottom edge. I didn't mind at first, but when driving, it blocks your over-the-shoulder blind-spot check in a big way. I think they sit a little high for me as well, but I'm not sure on that yet. The nosebombs feel a bit like they're ready to fall off.

What to like? Lots. The fit is tight, the metal hinge section is nice & gives me confidence it will not fall apart. I love the style with the shape of the orbital and the swoop of the earstems. They sit forward enough so that they're secure on my nose, but my lashes don't touch.

I'm still not sure about the lens. They seem middle of the line for light, providing decent protection in full sun, and are a bit hindering indoors. Could be me though.

An awesome set to start off a collection (yes I wear them).
TERRORISM -
Frame: Persimmon
Lens: Black

After recently acquiring this color combo, I feel compelled to write a quick review. As aformentioned, the Scar frame is a bit bulky but still comfortable, thanks in part to the unobtainium nosepieces. This frame color, however, is amazing in its own right: it almost appears to be "lit" from the inside while wearing it - probably due to the contrast of the persimmon frame against the black iridium lenses. Another point to consider is that after recently trying these on, lens coverage seems to be a bit limited at the periphery. Four skulls overall.

EnergyShiftX -
Frame: Electric blue
Lens: Ice Iridium

This is such a beautiful color combination. Oakley wasnt kidding when they named it Electric Blue. Its very bold and bright. The ice is a nice touch, and the chrome icons blend perfectly with the blue frame. They are a little wide for my face but with such a sleek wrap and design it doesnt bother me. A must have for any collector, and a great piece in Oakley History.
O-Whores -
Frame: FMJ Red
Lens: Black Iridium

Frame: Butterscotch
Lens: 24k Gold Iridium

We saw these on an attendee at a birthday party we were at, and had to ask what they were. The aggressive style is what drew us in. After we got them we love the wrap, it's nice and snug so there is little to no sun creeping in from any angle. It's also a very diverse pair that looks great with a suit or in board shorts.
ShadyOak -
Frame:Platinum
Lens:VR28 Black Iridium
These are one of my first O-matter's. They are very cool looking and very Oakley. I love the metal lugs, tight hinges, and bat wing arms. VR28 is one of my favorite lenses so far and the coverage is good, but the gap in the lower peripheral is a bit distracting. The reason for 3 stars is the fit. They sit too high on my nose, not so high that I can't wear them, but high enough to make them look a little goofy. If the bridge was a little wider they would be great for me. The arms also fit a bit tight for long term comfort. I prefer my valve's overall for looks and fit.
monster_beetle -
Frame: Butterscotch
Lens: 24K

These glasses are just awesome, they make you just stand out of the crowd with it's extremely agressive design. The butterscotch is in real live way better than on the pictures of Oakley. It is more a kind of deep bright orange.
As said before the eye coverage is very good, but you will actually see a litlle bit of the frame.
They have about the same fit as the Half and Flak Jacket.
OakleyParatrooper -
Frame:Black Chrome
Lens:Black Iridium
After purchasing and wearing the Persimmon frame I found them to be very comfortable but the eye coverage is a little lacking. The persimmon frame tends to focus the light around the lens and your eyes have a tendency to try to focus on this. It almost seems that the frames are glowing in bright light. The black chrome frame did not have this problem of course but the chrome coating began to bubble and flake after repeated trips mountain biking. I don't know if this was from sweat, heat or what but it began on the stems and progressively moved to the rest of the frame. My brother had the same problem with the black chrome. Overall the scar has the typical Oakley wow factor and the design makes it into the top ten style wise for its aggressive hues.
Nathen -
Frame: grey
Lens: 24k gold



I love these glasses. I use them at work as I need a good pair of glasses to protect my eyes. I took the 24k gold lenses off of the butterscotch frames and put them in they gray frames. I love the way they set each other off. I have the g30 lenses in the butterscotch frames, I use them on cloudy days as it makes everything stand out better.
Ian -
Frame: Butterscotch
Lens: 24K Gold Iridium

These are awesome glasses. They fit well, have rubber nosebombs, so they don't slide around, and they're unique enough to attract a lot of attention. The lenses are a little oddly shaped, like a cross between a Minute and a Topcoat. They're worth having if you can find them, if only to display.
EVL HMR -
It's the same generic box, only this time it has claw like 'Scar' in part across the logo/image.

It's nothing special, but I still have them in pristine condition :)
attila 3.0 -
nice look, but only one layer (double layer part with the fleece inside which goes rund the head and covers the forehead), not two like the fine knit beanie, very tight fit O_o hope it gets more wide...
O-bandit -
color: white

looks just cool in the windshield from my car.
the rigth place is under the driving mirror!

but you can place this everywhere to show your affiliation :o)

great price for a universal sticker!!!!!
LEX7 -
Ive got ALL of these and i just love them skull stickers are my faves.
these will look great whatever you stick them on.
bong -
another great sticker to put anywhere to show off your Oakley madness.
TERRORISM -
Looks perfect with the name TERRORISM... sends a chill up my spine (which is not included with this particular skull)! Also sends the inherent yet unwritten message: don't mess with Oakley!
Farlius -
I bought a handful of these in each color and size. I still have a few unused, and I used most of them on my motorcycle helmet. Like a fighter jet painting on a kill I pasted them on my helmet, more so to denote me almost getting killed!

Also looks good on my snowboard inside a bigger generic 9" 0. Very cool stickers.
brian -
Made to look like the O-Shoe. This car won paint job of the year accordingly to Car and Driver Mag. Makes an awesome display piece.
oogie -
I just love this original design car. While the "tomato" creature on the hood is not as cool as the OTT scientist IMO, I'm just a complete sucker for the yellow kevlar weave on the hood. Love it! (and they are relatively cheap on ebay now!)
ball5out -
I got the silver and yellow but the car and packaging doesnt look like the one above however, it is a scotty canon model car. great piece to add in your display that shows you're a true Oakley fan and lover
Dann -
While not as sought after as the 1:16 models, this 1:32 does just fine. It's a nice model with great detail and fits in my display cabinet, so that's a plus. I'd recommend picking one up if you're a collector.
o-xide -
had a chance to buy for $35. just does not appeal to me
Ian -
I was able to pick up the red version pretty cheap. If you can get one for less than original MSRP, get one. They won't disappoint.
TERRORISM -
While the Scotty Canon Nitro Mater features decent detail on the paint job and heavy die-cast construction, it is still smaller and less detailed than its counterparts. Measuring approximately 9 1/2" long, this model could possibly fill the void in an Oakley tower.


TERRORISM -
If you ever unwrap this model the first thing you're likely to notice is its WEIGHT. The bike is HEAVY, which signifies sturdy construction. Likewise, it features extremely detailed parts, from the engine to the rotors and everything in between. The paintjob is also exceptionally done, complete with colorful, intricate graphics and multiple NHRA logos. About the only thing missing from this model is a rider to rev the throttle.

Ian -
This thing is big. I picked it up on a whim, and haven't regretted it. It's a cool conversation piece, Be prepared to devote half a shelf of a double-wide or a large portion of your desk. Completely assembled, it's 18 inches long...
Mojie -
Frame: Cherry On Top
Lens: Grey

I was hesitant to buy these because they look enormous in pictures and because they're very bold with their rectangular shape. I'm still getting my feet under me when it comes to big fashion sunglasses and I find that I can't quite judge accurately whether they look silly on me or not, but I think I really like these on me.

The fit on the Script is far better for my head than the Betray's. Where the Betray's feel like they're going to fall off my head if I bend over too fast and are noticeably loose, the Script hugs my head without squeezing and fits very well all over. A little *too* well in the eye area, apparently, because the top inside corners of the lenses fog up from the close fit.

I can easily look past that, though, because I love almost everything else about these glasses. The layered effect of the frames is very cool and adds some interest to the glasses, although I find the black/white/grey stripes on the underlayer to be a bit intense up close.

I just bought myself a second pair in the Green Tortoise/Dark Bronze color. I'm not sure I'd pay retail for these, but they're definitely unique and very comfortable.
Rick -
Frame: Pink Suede
Lens: G40 Black Gradient
My wife's pick as the prettiest Oakley for women in the current lineup. That's a mighty tall call, but she knows what women like. These have become the Queen of her collection and they make a nice fashion statement. I believe these are an OPD-only release and they will make that special lady in your life all the more special.
oogie -
Frame: Cherry on Top
Lens: Grey
Similar to Grapevine with it's immense size, I guess it's needed to qualify for the fashion look. A bit more squared off, I think the Script offers stronger styling and colorways over the Grapevine. Again, without the nosepads that you often get with wire frames, the women in my life had trouble with a comfortable fit.
Rick -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black-Clear Gradient
My wife calls these her "Audrey Hepburn's". They are definitely for dress-up occasions, but completely in step with the current trends in female eyewear. These will not work for everyone, especially those who are disposed to anything with a fashion forward slant. If you can't be a movie star; why not look like one is what I say. As for the quality and build - very solid and very high quality feel to them. The hinge treatment is a stylish touch that adds sophistication and that little bit of Oakley magic. The embossed microfiber bag and leather case are nice touches too. Oakley is proving that it is taking the female market seriously and this model should compete well in this segment.
Pez -
Frame: Cappuccino
Lens: Brown-Clear Gradient

My fiance loves these. So much so guess what she asked for for christmas? You guessed it another pair of these! As far as fashion sunglasses Oakley definately does a better job of making a solid looking pair of frames. A lot of other fashion sunnies from other countries just look cheap and hacked. These actually look excellent.
jrbusser -
Frame: Capuccino
Lens: Brown Clear
a mi novia le gustaron mucho, dice que su vision es de lo mejor, y a provocado la envidia de sus amigas jaja
Mrs H -
Frame: Pink Suede
Lens: G40 Black Gradient
My second pair of Scripts (the other being Sapphire/Grey).
The size of these glasses is what initially attracted me to them, followed by the colourway.
I love the design and find it just a little bit different with the dual-layer around the lenses.
I used to have Riddle, another acetate pair, but the fit was just never right on me and they rested on my cheek. The Script feels secure without being tight and aren't overly heavy so can be worn for any occasion. I like that they don't have nose pads as I find the ones in my Behaves can be a bit uncomfortable.
These glasses come with a lovely white micro bag and embossed hard white vault.
2 of my favourite "Go-To" pairs. Love!
Fezzik1071 -
Red:

I feel like even though this is Script and technically "womens" that hats are kinda unisex, so I'm definitely going to wear this. It's kind of like how some Oakley sunglasses are made for women, but some guys can pull it off e.g. Pink Camo Wardens or Black Violet Gradient Crosshair S. I think I even saw once that the Chrome/VR28 Crosshairs are supposed to be womens (that's probably from a stupid source), but the point is that the line is fine. And if you can pull it off, you should. Very cool hat.
DisturbedEarth -
Color: White

Have 3 pair of these and love'em. I'd wear them more if I could keep my wife away from them!
Terry -
Frame: stylish, sturdy and just plain beautiful. .. Spot on!
Lens: rx
Troy -
Frame: Brushed Chrome
Lens: Clear
Nice frame, is sturdy and flexible on the face (at the ear stem only). They are comfortable to wear all day and i feel blend in more than other loud glasses. i've had mine for 2 years now and they still look new.
Jason -
Frame: Excellent looking fram. Looks good with the semi rimless style. I likes these over the jack knife because they fit better on my face and they seemed sturdier due to the spring hinges. a bit expensive but worth every penny
Lens: Great lenses
banarno -
One of the old Virgin Serilium colours they used for the Blades, Razor Blades and Eyeshades.
About as retro as you can get.
Dann -
Only offered on the Eyeshades. Back when only solid colors were offered, this is as extreme as they get.
wundrdog1 -
Looks very cool and retro on my Eyeshades. I'd like to see a re-make of Razor Blades in this color. That would look great with a mullet and a pair of cut-offs.
cycling-pablo -
After watching this movie in bits and pieces all summer I feel like I could suft with the best of them! Great video shots and simple set up, just cool surfing smatherd with oakley. Too bad we dont get to hear the soundtrack at the store :(
BrianJ1888 -
I have the white ones, that I got off ebay with the rest of the FlouroCamo Pack. They're very plush shoes, but are super heavy and seem to crease over the toe as I walk. I probably won't use them too much except when going out with jeans on, as they're very bulky and look odd with shorts. On the plus side, Oakley deserves credit for including shoelaces that are the correct length for the shoe. It's a personal pet-peeve when I get shoes with laces that are way too long.
Ed -
A very cleanly styled shoe with a stiff sole and a lot of padding. The curvy seams along the side give just enough accent to the upper without being too wild.

I really like the metal icon on the back of the shoe. It looks really solid adds a nice accent.

One word of caution: the sizing of these shoes is very strange. They seem to run at least one full size small compared to other Oakley shoes. I have the Fluoro Black and Fluro Olive, and I needed to buy a full size larger than normal. Even then, the Olive seems a tad tighter than the Black. Perhaps the difference in material has something to do with it, as the Olive is canvas while the Black is leather.
TheVault -
Awesome low shoes in usually crazy combos, the design of the shoe itself is not too wild nor too conservative, witch makes it perfect to be an everyday shoe.

The ones in the Fluoro camo packs came with an alternate set of laces, thats a good thinking from Oakley's part

I have seen other colors not in the database like white/red and white/light green
losepia -
I think Dann gave a great overall view of the DVD. I am a snowboarder but still enjoyed jibbing and rails. Having seen this I cannot wait until Oakley puts out a snowboard DVD.
Dann -
I can't comment how this compares to other ski videos, but it's pretty entertaining, and the common Oakley items you see just make it better. It's got some pretty good music, like Slayer and Dead Kennedy's, and a few other catchy songs, that I felt myself humming to afterwards. There's a few rap songs like during Tanner "Mama boy trying to be ganster" Hall.

Overall the skiing is very good, and also provides a few gut wrenching crashes. The ending credits is all crashes too, plus another crash sampler in the bonus section. Speaking of bonus, there's tons of material there too. The main feature is about an hour long, but the bonus goes on for another few. Tanner Hall has an extended reel, as well ad one other skier, to a different more aggressive tune, which I ended up liking a lot more than the final cut. There's a few skits, and some behind the scenes footage. One particularly interesting segment documents the title sequence which was filmed in the Utah salt flats. We get some nice footage of the War Wagon chevy doing it's thing.

There's also some trailers for other films and some commericals for Red Bull and the like. Overall, highly recommend it if you can.
warwagon -
Great fun to watch, seeing all the Oakley gear being used in all it's glory.
TheVault -
Yeah Dann gives a good review of it, clocking at 40 minutes not counting the extras, its perfect when you are with friends, drinking a beer and looking for something cool to play on the TV.

Not ordinary a big fan of ski, but the music adds a lot to the overall package and it can usually be found for cheap, go get it !
Wookieman -
A nice nuetral colorway. When you see another person wearing this frame you can tell it's not black, but it almost looks like a black tortise. It would be a 5 if the camo was more pronounced.
joe 90 -
I brought these lens with black monster dog frames from the o store in orlando. The colour mix of these lens is great to look at and the performance of the lens when wearing is fantastic it takes away any glare thats around and lets you focus on things 100%.
Fish -
I got the Shallow Blue Polarized lens with the Square Wire frame last summer. I went from an amateur fisherman to a professional in a matter of a few sessions with these glasses. Thanks to Kevin VanDam's personal recommendation on the lens, I can see anything and everything under the water,,,including mermaids.
Fastguy45 -
I found my new favorite lens. I got these with the hydrophobic coating on the NSW for working around water, and it helps a lot. The tint is just a hair lighter than Deep Blue so the lens is more versatile over more lighting conditions. And the slightly purplish hue, probably because this uses blue iridium instead of ice, gets lots of compliments from others. I put my ice lenses away and that's where they'll stay for a while. 5 stars.
TERRORISM -
Although the blue hue in this lens looks amazing, it appears that the base color detracts from the aesthetics and also allows others to see the wearer's eyes easier. In short, Deep Blue Polarized seems a much better choice.

OpinionatedOakley -
O changed the base on this lens from neutral to an orange-ish hue not long after releasing them. The orange tint seems to have higher light transmission and your eyes are easy to see through them from a viewer's perspective. So 4 stars for the new orange tint. I liked the neutral better.
tjm37816 -
I have Black Iridium in Flak and some half jacket transitions that I use for driving and other Misc activities I am looking for another fishing option... use Ice Iridium polarized prescription in Juliet for open water fishing and a have a pair of MJ Hoopika readers in their "Bronze" for inland what I am looking for is a lower light option, is the shallow blue duplicating the condition set that the MJ Bronze is handling and I need to go with something lighter or will the shallow blue fit this spot, If not I cant really seem to find anything in polarized for my half or Flaks, any thoughts that are lighter than the shallow blue in the contrast catagory?
maxg -
I got some these as XLJ in my Flak Jacket frames. They are are indeed very good lenses, I would buy them anytime again!

And actually I did: over the last 5 years I'm on my fourth(!) pair now ... two pairs of sunglasses got stolen during holidays, one got lost during moving to a new flat.

Looks:
These lenses have a dark amber/bronze base, and a blue iridium coating from outside (greenish-blue hues in the middle, more violet hues at the edges). Definitely interesting colour mix, but your eyes will be visible from outside on a sunny day.

Performance:
Looking from inside the world will be dipped in an orange-amber tint, glare is cut out effectively, contrast is enhanced quite a bit, sharpness increases, things "pop out". The 20% light transmission means they are useful in most weather conditions, except maybe for very bright sunny days.
Although advertised as fishing specific lenses I use them for most every day activities. They might not every body's lenses, as they are high contrast lenses and distort colours a bit, but they are not too distracting and I can wear them for hours.

The Shallow Blue Polarized lenses have actually a similar lens tint to the (also great) Tungsten Iridium Polarized lenses! But the latter have a slightly lower light transmission of 15% and thus appear a wee bit darker.

These are my 2nd favorite Oakley lenses beside the OO Black Iridium Polarized and the Tungsten Iridium Polarized. 5 skulls without hesitation!
bendevious -
Frame: Black Smoke Grey
Lens: Clear Rx

I got these about a year ago and for the most part I love them. They have been the best Rx frames I have ever owned. The seven barrel hinges and solid materials make these frames almost bulletproof. My only gripe about them is that they are a bit heavy and lack rubber/unobtainium on the earstems. This weight and lack of grip seems to contribute to them feeling like they are always falling down my nose by the end of the day. I would probably recommend that someone that wants these frames look into the "Muffler" which seems like it would be slightly more comfortable with the rubber on the earstems.

I get TONS of compliments on them!
O-Whores -
Frame: Black Smoke
Lens: Clear

The Shifter is my 3rd Rx pair to date. It has a very sleek, almost GQ design to it, but still retains that Oakley industrial edge. The pair is quite comfortable for a full-frame design, which I usually find to be too heavy. It sits quite comfortably on my face, and provides excellent visual coverage. After two months of almost daily use, I can't say that I have any issues with the fit, function or form.
Mark -
Frame:Black Smoke
Lens: clear
I have had theses glasses for only a few weeks and find them to be a bit heavy by the end of the day(thank god for contacts) My main concern is that I keep having to get them tighten at the optical place or they fall off my face. I would seriously think twice before buying these again or suggested them to a friend.
Dann -
These come on every apparel item, and they tend to pile up quickly. They are made from a laminated foam. I scatter them about the collection.
oogie -
Got from ebay. Initially, I thought it was just some cheap fake item, but was surprised to see it later in O-Stores. The metal tag itself is pretty thin and doesn't inspire a great Oakley display item.

OK as an item, but pretty chintzy.
dan-E -
I have a couple of the foam tags and I'm still trying figure out how to display them. Very cool for mere shirt tags.
jumpman73 -
Really cool tags. I save all of mine. I actually considered wearing the metal ones like dog tags but coudln't get my self to do it. I have enough things hanging around my neck.
Tick -
Keep these cool tags when you get them to do a repeating display & be the envy of you friends!
DoctorCrip -
I hold onto all of mine because I, too, think that these make great display items. Only with Oakley would the shirt tag be something to not just throw away!
rolyatnerrad -
Color: The best shoe they made, got every color, wish i could find a pair to wear so i didnt have to preserve this feat of engineering...
american image -
still own a pair of these myself, very comfortable, and made in the USA !! that was a big thing at the beginning for Jim.
Tick -
When Oakley released this shoe I wasn't even suprised. I just openly embraced them just as I have everything else. A co-worker once said to me, "I could put an O on a piece of sh*t and you'd buy it wouldn't you?" I said "would it be a metal Icon?"
o-xide -
I got the White which makes the shoe even more unique. Too bad the white one didn't come in Hight tops
warwagon -
A shoe that I have never had the chance to wear, but it holds a place in my heart for it as Oakleys first shoe.
I now own a pair in a small size and keep them on display with the remainder of my collection.
From what I've heard they are an awesome shoe and extremly comfortable, pick up a pair if you can find them.
DoctorCrip -
Color: Black, White

What can I say? These are hands down the coolest shoes ever made and I couldn't be happier to own a pair. I would have paid just about anything for them, but I was lucky to have found a pair for a great price. I love wearing them and whenever I do I feel that my feet are well-protected behind the Kevlar shell that surrounds them. 5 skulls without a doubt!
ichibandidisan -
I gave a 5 for the Shoeone High, but only a 3 here for the Shoeone Low. Main reason is the fit, as I almost always feel the shoe is slipping out off the heels, and I already have the laces tied pretty tight. Secondly, I think the color combo isn't as good as with the High-cuts. the base-metal eyelets on the black, plus the whitish threads holding the fabric in place, just seems like an eyesore to me. The white, with black eyelets, looks much better, but there's nothing like the fuller stealth look on the Black High, Silver High or the Yellow High. Still, I consider myself blessed to have had the opportunity to try out these discontinued shoes. One more thing: the glue that holds the rubber sole to the shoe fabric tends to dislodge where the ball of the foot flexes during walking. But the shoe isn't falling apart or anything like that, nothing some Shoe Goo or the like wouldn't fix. If given a choice, I'd go with the High over the Low any day.
Oakley Shoe Fan -
One of the most iconic Oakley product out there. I have the white colour version, BNIB as well. Comfortable? Yes. Grippy? For sure. Rare to find? Well i tend to say it is. Took me over 10 years to finally nail down a pair in 2013.

For any Oakley collector or even a shoe collector. Will i ever part with mine, NO WAY!! They rarely see daylight, only wear them on very special events.
John -
Greatest shoes ever made... I wish I still had mine. Bought them when they first came out and was blown away. Most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. I had the white low tops. I wore them until they were completely shot and my wife convinced me to toss them with the bulk trash cause we had too much stuff. I wish I'd have kept them simply because they were so iconic. I used to love to tell people they were made of Kevlar and motorcycle tire treads !! I wish Oakley would reissue....
Dwcfastrice -
INCREDIBLE. Made from Carbon fiber this shoe is one of the most unique shoes I have ever seen. I purchased a size 12, with the box signed by JJ himself, but I'm a size 8.5. I would have never worn them anyway. Great looking shoe and great piece of O history.
Ian -
Cool as hell. ugly as crap. The sole could never provide decent traction under any circumstances, and they look like something MC Hammer would wear proudly. With that said, they are a prized part of my collection.
ichibandidisan -
I've worn my odd-sized Yellow High pair (9.0L, 9.5R) casually for a few months now, and they actually fit pretty well. I normally wear size 9.5-10.0, but these fit me more than OK. Even my left foot has wriggle room still. So, apparently these early US made shoes don't run smaller as other Oakley shoes are often accused of. Man, if I had these on during my army days (and were allowed to wear them), I figure I would be running like the wind thru those obstacle courses! Ha!
Haven't had much chance to test the traction on these, though the sole threads do seem minimal. Maybe I'll test them out on the few wintry days we normally get in Dallas this winter, and see how good it holds over icy paths.
Definitely recommend the high-cut for a secure fit.
******
I've worn the Yellow High to work a couple of times, and basically across the board, rave reviews and comments like "what's that?". Super light, super comfortable. I feel especially blessed to have a pair to wear while keeping another on display (which aren't my size and won't be worn).
Oakley Shoe Fan -
BNIB Silver Mids. A very unique colour. Comfortable? Yes. Right size, well one size smaller than i wear but its not tight.

These are one of the best shoes Oakley has made. Although when first issued a bit of dud seller. Now highly sort after.

Now we just need the Mids and lows re issued by Oakley. How about it O team?
mouseware -
Bought these when they came out in yellow. Felt true to size for size 11. Everyone thought I was crazy for wearing shoes that looked like a bumblebee and from afar they looked slightly greenish. Either way they were good while they lasted. I tore them up after a few months. They feel apart after i scraped them on the toe and side. The stitching came undone showed wear like crazy. Would love to own a pair for display, but would never wear them again!
EastCoast -
Color: Sand / Black
First Oakley footwear I got. Also the most comfortable; when they say almost an inch of cushioning in the sole I believe them. I'd like to give them a five but the eyelets are rusting and turning green. Besides that these are some tough shoes, more solidly built than any I've bought since (Flesh, Crank, Blender). They were also more expensive though. It will take a lifetime to wear through the Traction Pod sole; it's a shame they retired that sole design (especially with how it rises up higher over the foot unlike the Flesh).
o-xide -
Color: Golden Yellow -Black combo
When this first came out.. it's like I got to have it so bad! This is the intro of the pods at the sole and also gives you and extra height. No complaints about this shoe and I still love it
rolyatnerrad -
Color: Black/silver, Black, Red, Blue, White, Grey, Black/black, Black/orange

Excellent shoe, like the flesh but with laces, winner, very tough, good thick leather, come up like new after a rinse in the washer!
njphil -
Color: Cobalt

Pretty sweet, but the whole pod soles are a little iffy, not very balanced but they take forever to wear.
Rick -
Color: Black/Yellow

This was the first pair of Oakley shoes to hit Calgary. Blackfoot Motorcycles had them and I dragged my wife (back then she was my girlfriend) down there and she bought them for my birthday. Super comfortable, but quickly became dated. I don't have them anymore. They started to weather quite badly over less than a year. Probably from neglect, but I remember not being impressed at the time.
oogie -
Shoethree was one ofthe best early offerings from Oakley. I think these have been the best overall fitting pair of shoes I've had from oakley. The traction pod sole is the best Oakley sole to date, and the colorways are fantastic.
yelkao -
Color: Black/Black

I completely love this shoe!! If I could find another pair some wear I would buy them even if it wasn't my size just to have for display purposes. When I saw it I couldn't wait to get them. One of my favorites of all time. They are comfortable, the sole is completely awesome, the perforated toe and lower sides are very cool. I wore them everywhere. Highly recommended!
juan jose -
pare mi la mejor zapatilla del mundo me duraron buen tiempo mas de lo mormal mucho mas a pesar de las exigencias quisiera poder comprarme otros
Oakley Shoe nut -
Colour Black/black

Been wanting a pair of Shoe Three's for ages. Finally able to get a pair used but in really good condition. Its not the colour i aimed for, rather the sand/black colour.

They are a comfy if a little heavy shoe, with the usual Oakley crazy design.
o-xide -
Color: Brown and Kevlar
I got two pairs. Got them as clearance and I still wears them. very comfy
rolyatnerrad -
Color: All above.
Excellent, go well with flares for the skater/grafitti dude look, the only fault i found with one pair of mine is that in the rain on slab sidewalks, they make a slapping sound and people stare! Comfortable though
oogie -
Color: Red

Got on clearance, like most of my Oakley shoes (or ebay!). Great casual shoe look. Very comfortable and solid shoe. No complaints.
dmboz -
I have about 10 pair of these. Love them. It took some getting used to the extremely flat sole though. I had to wear them cause I was the footwear rep for LA and AR when Oakley launched footwear.
Oakley Shoe Fan -
Just recently got BNIB Sand coloured in size US 11, i'm usually US 12
They are surprisingly comfy, very in fact. Only issue is the over hang liner inside takes a little while to get used too.
The grip on the outer sole, similar to Shoeone, not real grippy on slippery surface.

So to me, if you can get them, in either BNIB or new as possible, snap them up.
o-xide -
Color: Silver
Another stand out shoe. comfortable enough just about for anything
Zero -
If you don't feel like carring a fanny pack, wear these. A lot of pockets for small items and personal gizmos. One of the leg pockets fits a bottle of mineral bottle. A zippered pocket secures keys and cash. There's even a small pocket good for loose change. The material is almost as durable as denim but feels a little warm. The little details like the triangular Warning logo that's on the inside (apparently only meant for the owner to see) and the Oakley Softwear stencil logo will surely be appreciated by oakley fanatics.
OAKLEYZ -
Very cool shoe..... Like a retro style with the way the from toe top area of the shoe is... very light / comfortable... I have the white / navy..... Looks great with anything....
slenut -
I got a pair in grey/white a few years ago. Wanted a pair for ages. One of the best comfy shoe's i have worn. Rather wear them with jeans than shorts though.
Oakley Shoe Fan -
Got a pair in grey/white colour around the same time i started to collect Oakley shoes in 2006ish. Always wanted the sheet metal colour version though

Not a bad shoe, little bit hard on foot. Also has a thicker sole so makes you taller. Looks great, has great grip.

My girlfriend has a brown pair, looks a little different but smart.

EDIT, 2014 I was finally able to obtain my fave colour, sheet metal with blue highlights.
Dann -
Very cool box, which is a nice change from the other boxes that the shoes come in. The SI logo is front and center, and can be use to display other O pieces.
adamjmoore -
Color: Silver / Red Logo
Big Silver cardboard box with a red special forces triangle on top of it. It managed to hold back the unstoppable march of Oakleys assualt boots until I could get them on my feet. Once in place their air of invincibility was only too apparent :)
bong -
very bold and industrial looking box design, with a huge red triangle and rivets. perfect for selling the pair of boots that's inside them.
american image -
the design of the box is similar to the displays from the eyewear. lot of industrial design to it. The red SI logo is like the cream on a pie. very cool
travee -
Nice looking box. Big triangle with special forces on top. No real use for it so I threw it out.
FALKU -
This is one of those boxes that you wish you had kept when you look back 10 years from now. I had a couple of them so I took the box and unfolded it completely. I then cut the sides and turned it into a SI Poster and had it custom framed and matted. If you look in my collection you can see it hanging on my wall in my bedroom. Just an idea guys.... if you are looking for something Oakley and cool to hang on the wall in your man Cave.
Ival -
This acrtlie went ahead and made my day.
banarno -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: VR28 Hybrid

Awesome new M Frame designed specifically to meet the needs of all military and government personnel.

This glass was based on the original Thump design, so it might not be the most aesthetically pleasing design, but it certainly is solid, stong, well made, and will be more than up to the task whatever anybody throws at it.

There is the obligatory safety clip in the middle of the frame to keep the lens tight and where it should be, along with the new style nosepiece, that also has clips to hold it in place.

Very lightweight and comfortable to wear, this is a great alternative/upgrade from the original M Frame design.
BrianJ1888 -
Frame:
Lens:
The design of this frame was intended to better integrate with the helmets the riders wear. The old M-Frame earstems bow outwards, making them harder to take on and off one-handed while wearing a helmet. The straight arms on this version eliminate that problem.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Grey
Lens: VR28
Really nice pair of M Frames and its unique because of the modifications for SI. The frame is very durable but the light weight of the M Frame is not compromised. The design on the earstems looks great but that look of floating that the M Frame has is lost.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Grey
The black color of these frames looks great. It has that stealth appearance. The frames are very light weight and eye coverage is excellent. It might look difficult to swap lenses but its actually very simple just as the regular M Frames. The detail on the clip and the earstems really adds to this pair.
O -
Frame: Black
Lens: Clear/Black

They are OK, If I did like M-Frames I would like these, but M-Frames have never been my style. They are very lightweight and cover well, so if you ever were in an IED attack your eyes would be safe, but I am going to throw in the Laser lenses and put them in the case
sprinx13 -
Frame:
Lens: high perf. M-frame looks to be a cross between the Thump top piece with its ridges and a traditonal M-frame earstems. The top band is more narrow as not to impead vision when looking up. Saw Lance Armstrong at this years Tour de France with a pair on during warm ups.
tb2000 -
Frame: Foliage
Lens: SI Ballistic vr28

I finally tried them on, and wow! Design itself isn't that cool, in fact VERY ugly. But when I tried on with my helmet &headset, this pair just fit right PERFECT. It was super easy to take em off, too.

I tried on the mil version, so it had this plastic piece on the frame. I swapped the lens around with my civie model and mil model, they all work, except I have to drill a hole on the lens to use the plastic piece. it causes scratch on lens whenever I tried to swap. I already killed two lens thank you very much! If you ain't gonna be kickin doors down, keep the plastic piece off.
ReconComm1242 -
Frame: Black
Lens: G30 Vented Hybrid S
Finally - Oakley developed the SI M Frame 2.0 for the needs of SOCOM and its operators. Lance wore prototypes, as they are not available to the general public. Not meant to be pretty (and they aren't) but completely functional when worn with various types of head/helmet gear, Low-profile frame and hinge design along with more substantial construction throughout will drastically reduce fit and breakage issues of the old M Frame. Lenses are interchangeable, provided they are SI and drilled for the clip.
Oak -
Frame: Grey
Lens: Grey Strike

After years of seeing Oakley put out very restrained sunglass designs, it is nice to see something like the SI M Frame 2.0. Unfortunately it's not available to the general public.

Based to some degree on the Thump 1, The SI M Frame 2.0 has the same ridges on the top of the frame and a smaller, obviously modified version of the earstems. Many people would say that it's an ugly frame, and they may be right. It's definitely an either hate it or love it thing with no in-between, just like with the Thump 1. However, I don't think it's all that bad and the fact that it's Oakley's most unique frame in years make up for it. While worn, the distinguishing alien features of the sunglass are not as pronounced. As well, the frame does come with a clip that further reinforces the lenses and keeps it from slipping off, presumably during battle. Whatever the case may be, the clip looks odd and isn't very attractive when worn, though it does look fine on the frame itself when on display.

As far as I'm aware, you can use regular M Frame lenses on the SI M Frame 2.0. That's an added bonus, since this model only comes stock with Grey, VR28 or Clearn lenses. Naturally, you cannot use the aforementioned clip with other lenses, but it's just as well since, as I've said, it's not an attractive thing.

As noted below in other reviews, the new design allows for better fit with helmets. But this also leads to the fit of the frame to be tight as hell. It's like wearing a vise sometimes and can be uncomfortable after a while.

Overall, I give the SI M Frame 2.0 a 4 out of 5, taking one point off for not being as comfortable as it could be due to the tight fit. I am pleased with the odd design and glad it's not as restrained as some of the current models. Hopefully this sort of design will become a trend for years to come (and released on consumer models as well).

Review dated: January 21, 2007
Ofan -
Frame: Grey
Lens: Grey
I never liked the M Frames but the 2.0 has an appeal to me that just told me I had to get it. I think the more aggressive style is what attracted me. It fits really well and eye coverage is great. You do look like you're in the military when you wear it, but I will only wear it when I'm out riding my bike or playing outdoor sports.
RangerK -
Frame: Black
Lens: VR 28 Strike.

Fairly Ugly. This is a M-Frame for military applications. The Top clip can be popped off allowing normal m-frame lenses. There are two extra noise piece indents in the lens that fit a gap in the nose piece making the nose piece extra secure.

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kingphilbert -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: VR28 Hybrid

A change well done. I have worn Ms before and never actually thought I would again. They had become old hat in a sea of so many radical items. Even with later incarntations and beefed up frames they always came across as the same old M-Frame. Well this here is a new M-Frame. It's impactful and aggressive. A lower profile in many apsects but styled to show it's strength. The stems have been slimmed and the hammer, eliminated. Smooth fitting under a helmet/straps or if you just don't need the sweeping stems protruding from your temple. A slightly tighter grip helps it to stay in place in the roughest conditions with larger earsocks for a better hold when the situation heats up. A welcome change for all M fans and those who have grown tired of the past offereings.
flyboy1788 -
Frame: Grey
Lens: grey
Not the best looking sunglasses(at least with the strike lens), But i bought them for function over form anyways, In which case they're very good. I use them for jetskiing, snow skiing, and other outdoor activities. For these aplications they're perfect... Very Robust Sunglasses. Also comfortable and a great field of view.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Black
Lens: New Hybrid Clear

The frame design is reminiscent of the Thump, having ridges on the brow along with redesigned earstems, yet the secure fit of the M Frame lineup remains the same. As always, the frame includes unobtainium earsocks for added comfort and true metal icons. The New Hybrid lens also provides excellent coverage, with outstanding perephrial protection. Ultimately, the intrinsic appeal of these shades lies in their "unusual" M Frame design coupled with the fact that you simply don't see them every day.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Grey
Lens: Grey New Hybrid

After receiving these glasses straight from Oakley, it was a bit of a disappointment to see that they've scrapped the full metal icons (they're now a solid, one-piece mold where the icon adorns the earstem). Oakley also added small "holes" to the ends of the earstems on these glasses, probably to secure them with a cord. Despite the minimal change on the frames (lack of a true metal icon), the collectability suffers greatly IMO, as the frames appear to have been "cheapened" (almost resembling Foakleys).



Chopsticks -
Frame: Black
Lens: Clear/Grey

Got them for CHEAP!! Came with the ballistic nylon case, microfiber cleaning/storage bag, clear and grey lens, frame itself, and an optional head/neck strap u can put on and take off.

Although these are military spec, I am only using them for housework projects which require drilling, hammering, etc. The fit is great. The frames may not look very attractive or pleasing, but as Oak said, "While worn, the distinguishing alien features of the sunglass are not as pronounced." This means when you wear them, you do not really notice the weird ridge designs on them. From a distance, they look like normal frames. Because of the matte color, it keeps a low profile and hence I think also due to no more metal icons on the sides.

In a way, those weird ridge designs on the frame make it even more Oakley. Sometimes Oakley just designs and adds things to their products which may have no purpose at all, like in the case of those weird ridges, or maybe they do.....

Chopstick -
Frame: Black (matte)
Lens: Clear and Grey strike

I just want to add that looking at photos of the original M frames, these new 2.0 look way more rugged and durable looking. The older M frames looked too "luxurious" with the metal icons. These 2.0 versions look like they truly were meant for war and battles =]
ShadyOak -
Frame: Black
Lens: Clear Hybrid and Strike

When I first saw these I thought they were fugly. After a while they grew on me a lot. It helped to see a pair without the lens clip installed and with a standard lens (no whole). I wouldn't exactly call them pretty, but that's not why I bought them. They do have a tough kinda industrial thing going on though, perfect for work. They look way better in hybrid too IMO.

The pair I have are an early example which is both good and bad. The cool part is they have the metal icon in gunmetal which looks way better than the molded in icon. The bad part is they don't have the holes in the earstems so I can't use the strap that came with them if I want to. The fit is great, very comfortable for a long day of work. They fit way better with a hat than the standard M-frame.

The array case they come with is a bit different than the standard one and more functional. It has deep cutouts in the foam so the arms sit right in there when they're folded instead of laying on top. There are also 2 little vents to breathe out moisture and a provision to attach the case directly to a utility belt as well as the swivel clip.

All in All, I love these things! I use them at work daily and they both look and work better than any standard saftey glasses. I went back to my 1.0 SI M-Frames for a bit and it became even more apparent how much better they are from a function standpoint. 5 skulls :^)
wymore -
Frame: Grey
Lens: Grey Hybrid
I have used these glasses for eight months now in Afghanistan. I have been very impressed with them. Here are my pros and cons:

Pros: The fit is excellent as you would expect from a pair of Oakleys. I run in them and do all sorts of operations in them and never have to worry about them sliding down my nose. They are very light weight and thus very comfortable over extended periods of time. The wrap around design offers a good amount of protection from sun and shrapnel (although fortunately I have not had to test out the shrapnel stopping abilities yet.) The scratch resistant coating on the lense is also very good as mine have not had much in the way of scratches yet. I have also had no problems with fogging. I've used a pair of Wiley X's before because they offer more protection in sand storms (because of the goggle design), but in cold weather they fog up very badly. The design is a little off putting at first, but it has definite advantages. Since there are no hammers on the side, it fits better with a helmet. Also, the lack of the metal Os I believe is done to meet Army regulations which say glasses cannot have symbols on them.

Cons: Unobtainium is a blessing and a curse when it comes to these glasses. They help them stick to your head, but they also stick to the headsets used inside vehicles. Thus if you are wearing a headset and turn your head a lot, the headset has a tendency to move the glasses around. It would also be nice if these lenses used Oakley's new hydrophobic technology. The lense is very close to my face and thus gets oily very quickly, and of course Afghanistan is a very dusty environment, so they also get dusty very quickly. It would also be nice if they had Transition lenses. Yes you can swap between grey and clear, but if you are driving a vehicle and then enter a building, you don't have time to swap lenses. Of course, these two additions would make them cost more too, so it's a tradeoff.
Iraq Medic -
Frame: Balistic M Frame
Lens: Various
Have worked on three different people with shrapnal injuries to the face. Two had on the balistic M frames one had went to a local shop and bought a Foakley pair. The two with the real deal had zero eye injuries. As a matter of fact, one guy had on the retention strap and came in still wearing them. The other guy, yeah he will be getting a good compensation check even though he is blind do to his own idiocy.
Fastguy45 -
Frame: Black
Lens: +Red Hybrid classic

Ever since I saw Armstrong sporting a white set of these I had to get a pair. I settled for the black color (until that time I muster the courage to paint it white). Being a long time M Frame fan, these things are sweet! The clear lenses got tossed and a new set of +red hybrids went in. And I was fortunate enough to get a pair with the metal icons. These fit better in every way than the previous design, and Oakley was smart enough to fix the problem of the tips of the earstems scratching the inside of the lenses. Only con is that the earstems are not break away.
MonsterS2R -
Frame: Grey
Lens: Clear, Grey, Laser (Array)

I bought these specifically for shooting and have had them for a little over a year now. With the clear and grey lenses, it reasonably covers most conditions for indoor and outdoor shooting ranges. Had they included the VR28 for overcast days instead of the Laser lens, it would have been perfect. But these aren't meant to be available to the public, so a military specific lens is understandable.

The lack of a metal icon is disappointing to a consumer. But again, they're not supposed to be for your average Joe. They're meant for our GI Joes.

For their purpose, they work very well. The slim profile frame fits well under ear muffs and I'd assume they would be equally at home underneath a headset. They're fit is more snug than the normal M Frame or Radar so if you have a wide head, they'll get uncomfortable after wearing them for a while. I've had spent brass from both my own guns as well as shooters in the next lane pelt me and these do their job perfectly. Hopefully, I never have to test how they'd hold up to a bullet ricochet (or worse).

The extra clip on the lens makes swapping a bit more challenging but you get used to it. And the extra security they provide compared to the standard M Frame is worth the extra hassle.
Cz -
Frame: SI Ballistic 2.0 M frame
Lens: +red iridium
Had the options of Pro m frame and the original m frame, but chose this over them for the rugged and unconventional look.
despite typical reviews of the absence of aesthetic appeal, i beg to differ because the frame, if viewed from the front, differs from the original M frame only with the jagged edging, which personally i find very interesting and appealing. Also, the wrap around straight arms make this 2.0 M frame a somewhat amalgamation between the m frame and the radar, and also gives a much tighter and confortable grip, and i can safely run/climb/bike without fear of it dislodging. Also, the absence of a discernable icon is hardly different from a normal m frame, where the icon is slanted to the top, and cannot be easily seen from an onlooker.

all in all, 5 skulls! for minimal compromise in aesthetics *it looks better from my POV* and much better function as it wraps more snugly and gives me more confidence to perform without any worries
Ian -
Frame: Black
Lens: Grey Strike

These are the absolute pinnacle of function in a sunglass. I bought these for the sole purpose of being able to wear them in uniform, but I find myself wearing them just out and around. As with all M-Frames, they are light, no vision is blocked, and they are comfortable. It doesn't get any better!
Dag526 -
Frame: SI Ballistic 2.0 M Frame Strike-Black
Lens: Grey , VR28 and Clear Lenses

Cool Glasses!!!! I feel safe.
AIR ASSAULT -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Gray/Clear Strike/Hybrid

Awesome eyepro! I used Oakley M-Frames 1.0 and Half Jackets for a while in Iraq back during 2007 until I decided to switch to the Mframe 2.0, and i'm glad I did. There's no doubt about it, the origional MFrames and any of the Jacket styles are much more aesthetically pleasing the the SI 2.0's, but in terms of ruggedness, durability, and operability for tactical operations the 2.0 is definately leading the game for Oakley. The low profile arms fit well underneat helmets and headsets alike, and hug your temples, shouldn't even really need the retention strap for this one, boys. Durability is astonishing, i've stepped on the frames and have not been able to break them. I actually once had a pair ran over by a 5 ton up armoured HMMWV. The Frame was shattered, but the lense DID NOT break, and was actually not nearly as bent as you would think from being run over by a multi ton vehicle. Moral of the story is, i feel quite confident that the lenses can stand up to any sort of fragmentation that could be thrown at them. The Lense retention clip ENSURES that the lense will not pop out. The limitation of lense tints and styles is a bit of a negative for the 2.0, but basically irrelevent for a soldier deployed, since the Authorized Protective Eyewear List specifically states that clear or gray lense are the only authorized tints to be worn with protective eyewear(and believe me the unit i'm in now are NAZIS when it come to having everything perfectly AUTHORIZED), and who do you need to impress when you are on a patrol through Iraq or Afghanistan lol. However, that being said, for everyday civilian wear, i would rather go with my origional M-Frames or my Flak Jackets, because they simply look sexier. But, when it's time to get down to bussiness, it's time to pull the mighty 2.0's out of the case and get down and get dirty.
xtremehardy388 -
Frame: Black SI M Frame 2.0
Lens: Grey. Clear
Just got these and plan on using them as a firefighter. Very comfortable but not the most fashionable for people with smaller faces. Still, my eyes feel very protected. The extra safety clip is a bit hard to maneuver but otherwise everything is good. Very sharp and clear vision...nothing obstructing or distorting.
MR TiGGer -
Frame: M Frame 2 Strike
Lens: Grey/Clear

Not in the military but finally Oakley glasses I was actually willing to pay the premium for. The lense is outstanding with zero distortion from any angle.

I need safety glasses in a car production plant all the time due to weld flash, very happy camper indeed :-)
thisguy -
The additional slots on the inside of this case make it nice to take additional lenses for altering weather conditions. The belt clip on the outside makes it easier to carry if you don't have room inside your main storage compartment.
anonymous -
Frame: Bone
Lens: Clear and Grey array

I've been using the 2.0 at work for safety glasses, friend hooked me up with the 3.0. The lens is bigger than a traditional Strike, slightly taller and wider for more peripheral coverage. The nose piece is revised and is made of firmer rubber and plastic, the clip works better, and the temples are less pronounced than the 2.0. The lack of rubber helps keep the stems flatter against your head to not get in the way of hearing protection, headphones, etc. The only downside is the extreme wrap of the stems to make up for no rubber makes it harder to put them on one handed.

I wear them between 2-10 hours a day every day for work, and the added anti-fog is greatly appreciated, as is the new color option that doesn't stand out as much as black.

Very comfortable, doesn't move, overall improved over the 2.0. Love it!
O -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black/Clear

Got these from a friend, they will make nice shooting glasses, I like the fact that they are not available to everyone so they have a little extra value when I wear them because every asks where they came from, but for everyone here you can always find them on ebay.
Ian -
Frame: Black (Strike)
Lens: Grey

Perfect functioning glasses. If I had to keep one pair of sunglasses, this array would be the ones to keep. I especially like the military-specific case, with loop attachments and drainage ports.
RavenwoodRanch -
Frame: M Frame (STRIKE)
Lens: Laser/Grey/Clear/Persimmon
Ok i use these for standard duty and shooting, there great for indoor ranges or Urban combat situations not for Desert or tropical, the laser lens is the only lens ive never used, and i don't use these that often, they are complicated to take apart if you don't have the booklet or the net to teach you, however the wraparound view is great, helps block UV or light when your moving from one building to the next.

JD
xtremehardy388 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black/Clear

Great pair. I use these for firefighting/extrication/normal work. The unobtanium is GREAT for sweaty situations. I have a small face so these are a bit big but they do provide me with enough protection. I like the strap, too. This comes in handy. The no fog solution doesn't really work but that's not a big problem. I like the case as it can fit on my belt, bag, or stash away in my gear bag.
TSIcon8 -
Hmmm....This looks cool, but it's too hard to work. I can never get it to stay rolled up and when it is rolled up I look like a tool. It's good when it's really cold though and if I need just the beanie I can always break out the fine knit beanie.
tony2win -
Too big for my head, and I don't like how flimsy it feels when it is rolled up and attached by the buttons. It seems like air can still get inside, since the mask is only covered and held up by one button on that side.
Ian -
I like the concept, but it sucks as a beanie. It would be awesome as a dedicated balaclava, but the buttons get in the way. I want to remove the buttons so I can wear it under a helmet for snowboarding, but I can't find another to keep pristine for my collection.
o-xide -
really dont like the SI graphics
Thomas64 -
I love this hat. I like the strong material used for this cap. One size only, but it fit me perfectly.
DisturbedEarth -
I have only seen this hat in black - of which I have one...very cool, subtle hat, love it!
jumpman73 -
Very cool looking hat. The quality of the fabric is really nice and thick and durable. The little extra bands are a great addition to put your golf tees. The one thing I didn't like about this is the stiffness of the hat. It took some breakin into to get comfortable.
O -
Black

I have the SI silicon stretch fit cap, its not really flashy and has a nice little icon logo in the center
Thomas64 -
Color: Black
Very plain cap with only just the small SI logo on it. The red color on the cap mix very well with the black. Flexfit makes it a good fit everytime.
KAMI X -
nice simple cap makes the si logo stand out also the rubberized oakley on the back completes the look. i usually dont like fitted caps but the flexfit works great
YI -
Not bad at all, subtle detail with the SI logo and the Oakley printing on back. Would have been nice if the whole cap was padded (only the front part is) but overall very nice design and colour scheme (the red could have been replaced with a more subtle colour but now I'm just being picky).
thisguy -
The mesh material makes this hat very light. It is nice on hot days allowing your head to 'breath'. The velcro on the front is cool by giving the option to attach different patches.
oogie -
Personally, I'd choose the regular CD case for the big freakin icon on the cover. The SI case has a decent look ... but I like the AP line packs over this case.
oogie -
Color: Yellow
A super bag, and I sadly don't have a laptop to go with it. I love the notion, though, of having that seperate padded "case" enclosed within the computer bag. Lots of room, multiple compartments.
cycling-pablo -
Blue. Got this from the local rep, given as a gift to reps for somereason or another but was passed on to me also as a gift. Great bag, just screams Oakley, very tough, gets tons of looks and works great. Yet another solid piece of Oakley product and another happy consumer.
TekDragon -
Oakley finally made a computer bag with a fully padded compartment for laptops, however the interesting thing about it is that the padded laptop compartment is a seperate component from the rest of the bag, which can be pulled out. This makes it kind of a pain because to get your laptop out you need to unzip the main compartment and then the padded one. Kudos to Oakley for adding a powercord compartment next to the laptop compartment. The front three compartments are removeable as per the Adapatable Payload system which is kinda cool. I wish the bag had one extra compartment just for papers, folders, or magazines, it starts to buldge a little if you have those things in there while a laptop is in it's compartment. Also, the front bags make it a little difficult to get to the release latches for the front flap. The bag is BIG and the military look is cool, but I don't think it would work well for business types like the old bags did, but if you're a super geek, you'll love this bag and be the envy of you're friends.
OakleyMonster -
First, I would like to say that I recieved this bag for my 30th birthday, after begging my family to buy it for me. For their generosity, I am eternally grateful.

I have tested this bag in one of the most grueling real-world scenerio: I am a high school special education teacher without a classroom. I carried my 17" laptop, grade and plan books, all my classroom materials (paper, pens, folders, etc.) and extra stuff for meetings as well as my power adapter in this bag.

The bag showed absolutely no signs of wear after lugging all of this around a city high school for 3 months. It was comfortable to carry, held EVERYTHING, was easy to get into and always recieved compliments from fellow teachers.

This bag is rugged and huge, and the ONLY choice if you have a 17" laptop.
american image -
this is the laptop bag of my choice , this baby carries everything i need to take with me . the padding is A+ , the 3 front components, in which i put my mouse and electric cables
the only flaw is that it squeeks when you walk, due to the metal strap-rings. other than this , its perfect, including the styling
Albert Angulo -
This is a review and a follow up to TecDragon. First of this is one of the best laptop bag I have ever had. My previous PC bags where Tumi and Halliburton. The construction on this bag is first rate. I am a Programmer and I take this bag every where with me to see all my clients in Miami. The removable bags are a huge plus for me as I keep them stocked with various parts I need for my jobs, when all I’m doing is downloading I can leave the other stuff at my office. At first my visually looking at the shoulder strap I thought I was going to have to replace the shoulder strap because visually it looks uncomfortable. I was way wrong I can now carry more wait than before with less stress on my shoulder. Great R&D Oakley, nice job! As far as what Tec dragon was talking about, yes at first it was a drag to have to take out a second section to get to my laptop. But I easily solved this buy opening the flap all the way back and reversing the side that faces out so now it just slips in and out. In the event I feel I need for protection (traveling etc) I can simply reverse it back. I hope Tec Dragon reads this and finds this useful. If you need a bag of this size don’t think twice it awesome.
DOULOS -
When i bought my new laptop last year i had to get an Oakley bag for it and found this to be a great fit. The Storage for this bag is amazing... as with any Oakley Product they went with the whole MORE IS MORE thinking... MORE STORAGE! MORE PADDING! Everything was done correctly on this bag... I've used this bag exclusively for a few years now and have traveled extensively and have tried to beat the bag up and to no avail... it LOOKS BRAND NEW! That speaks to me of excellent craftsmanship! Oakley hit the nail on the head with this one.
r3iner -
i only have a 13" laptop, so i have a lot of space for all of my other electronics in this bag. it looks badass, and it's comfortable. i like it a lot.
Revolution -
Colour: Black

Fits my 17 inch Mac with not trouble. Inner sleeve that encases the laptop can be removed and used on its own complete with an inner pocket for a cable.

The 8 inner compartments are vast, padded and very versitle. There are two side sleeves (super imposed) against one wall, a keychain, a soft padded pocket, 3 pen/pencil loops, a zippered net pocket superimposed on another pocket. a padded velcro-flap pocket and on the adjacent wall 2 net pockets. They hold ...dics, mouse pads, mouse etc. The other 3 removable pockets I have used to contain a mouse, ipod, cables etc.

I agree with Tek Dragon with his point stating the desire to have a separate compartment for folders and papers etc. I adapt to this exclusion by putting papers/folders in the compartment housing the laptop.

The arm strap is very comfortable.

It is a larger bag and empty is heavier than your typical computer bag. The design is second to none and it will get noticed. It is tough and durable. I have put mine through hell and back and it shows no wear and tear.
Tex68 -
Bad=ass bag that screams a lot of attitude! The inner separate notebook sleeve/bag don't contain metal materials and therefore TSA compliant giving protection to your notebook when they require you to take it out of your bag at airports.
The adaptable payload system is a plus. I own other AP pieces, bags, eyewear, mp3/cell phone pouches, so therefore I can do mix n match on the outer pouches depending on my needs. You can even add more pouches on the side straps of the bag or the back webbing if you really need the extra storage.
Oakley's AP system is technically the same as the military's molle system. If you own molle tactical pouches specific to its purpose, then you can do your own mix n match according to your preference.
The only drawback is there's no dedicated outer zippered pocket for your travel documents, paper tickets, or papers. This would come handy when you travel at airports without opening the main compartment. There is an outer pocket at the back with a zipper on the bottom. Main purpose is for attachment to a roller on luggage. If you don't use that function, then it's a great pocket for your documents. But some people like me would rather attach this big bag to my roller luggage at the airport. Even when you use the back pocket just for documents, there's a danger of loosing your documents in case you accidentally left the bottom zipper unzipped for whatever reason.
To solve this problem, again going back to the AP/molle system, I attached a flat vertical molle pouch designed for paper documents to the back webbing of the bag. The zippered document pouch is less than an inch thick and if you can find one of the same color to your bag it just look like it's still a part of the bag.
Derpitty -
This is a great looking bag. Sturdy and durable, this makes a great every day laptop bag. The three pockets on the front add some much needed storage space, as there isn't much room on the inside if you're carrying a laptop. The straps on the ends are great for holding a water bottle and/or your laptop's power cord if it doesn't fit in the protective laptop sleeve along with your laptop. I love the shoulder strap.
O -
Black

I actually have the SI Assult glove and they are realllly nice. Extra padding on the tops of the fingers and the knuckles. They have vents so your hand can still breath and they are easy to work in.
Salazabr -
I picked these up on sale at the Vegas vault and was very surprised by how much I liked them. They are surprisingly warm and dexterous. The only thing I would change is to give them a waterproof/breathable liner. Even so I've worn them in heavy snow and never had a problem with wet or cold hands.
DoctorCrip -
Color: Black

I really like these gloves - they look extremely bad-a$$ and they are quite warm, but my only problem with them would be that they are very bulky and cumbersome. Other than that, I would recommend them to just about anyone...as long as they can deal with the bulkiness.
greenrover -
Frame: M Frame Industrial w/ (Z87 stampings)
Lens: Grey Strike

This fulfills the requirement for American workers who need to wear safety glasses at work, but want Oakley quality and performance. I wear mine everyday at work, and I love them.
Xtremehardy388 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Clear/Black Iridium

I just got these and they're GREAT. I'm planning on using them at work (fire dept./Ambulance). They are VERY comfortable (which is surprising since I have a smaller head). I thought they wouldn't fit too well but I was very wrong! The glasses have a cool look and seem like they will hold up very well!
Imran -
Frame: Black M Frame Industrial with Z87 markings
Lens: Grey extended Strike lens

The Industrial M Frame model 11-162 is often mistaken for the M Frame 09-102 which also comes with grey Strike lens, and overall looks similar to the 11-162. This M Frame model has Strike type lens, only difference with the lens on this industrial M Frame is that the lens is longer on the sides for an enhanced eye protection from the side. The lens, being industrial, also doesn't have the words Oakley engraved on the front of the lens unlike the other lenses from the Radar and M Frame series. Of course, you can just get any replacement M Frame lens and have it fixed onto the frame. Replacing lenses is easier than the Radar! This M Frame feels really good on the face, and I use it occasionally for cycling, switching to and fro between my Radar depending on the conditions. The large unobstructed lens of the Strike lens helps in vision and Oakley's HDO really help. The only downside of the M Frame lenses are that they don't have the Hydrophobic coating like the Radars, so they stain more easily, but its just as easy to wipe it clean with the supplied micro fibre bag! The frame feels very durable and its pretty light. Overall, the shades look really cool and I highly recommend this product!
Jon -
Frame: Rootbeer
Lens: Persimmon

These are great! I teach two woods courses this year and have been using them this semester. The kids love them and they're excellent at protecting my eyes. The coverage is excellent and the persimmon lenses are amazing. They really make things look like they have life. I was actually cutting a piece on the chop saw and it flew off from the blade, bounced off of the concrete wall leaving a hole, and hit me square in the eye. Luckily, Oakley is awesome and it barely left a scratch. These are a must have for safety and are my go to pair for everything. I haven't used these for anything else yet however, and have no idea if I ever will. These don't seem to be the "going out" type. I got my Lifestyle frames for that!
DarkJuliet -
Frame: Matte Black Pro-M
Lens: SI Array setup

Great lenses. The classic three colors that you can rely on for pretty much anything. Tragic that the SI arrays don't naturally come in sets where Hybrid S is a standard lens size, but hey...

I think of the lens tints in this way: grey for bright sunlight but light enough for shadow. persimmon for foggy to slightly inclement conditions. Clear for dead of night with the cygolight so you don't smash into a tree. Besides. I'm not one that's huge for iridium coated lenses for sport use anyhow. No, if I had a red+ lens while riding my bike, I'd be thinking too much about keeping my lens nice and pretty than paying attention to the tree trunks in my path. Classic Three are great for me.
O -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black/Clear

Army Issue in Iraq. I don't wear M-frames much but we are required to wear ballistic eye wear all the time so they are comfortable and have the O.
ShadyOak -
Frame: SI Black
Lens: Clear/Grey

I use these at work in the machine shop. They are very functional for this purpose. They are way more comfortable than generic safety glasses, opticaly perfect, and ANSI Z87 approved so the boss approves. Besides, if I have to wear eye protection, I'd rather represent the O than wear some generic crap.
idealoakley -
Frame: Black M Frame
Lens: Hybrid

The kit offers alot to those who shoot indoors as well as outdoors. I think that the G26 is an AMAZING lens that highlights and emphasizes orange colors and looks great too. Clear lens good for indoors and night shooting. I think they could have chosen a better lens than grey (possibly G30) but it does work well.(just kinda boring to look at). Great overall value seeing as you are getting frames, 3 lenses, extra nose piece, cleaning cloth and array vault.
dan-E -
This bag will hold your laptop, a couple of thin folders, and maybe a small mouse. It's not the bag you take to work with all your work crap, but the one if you just need to make a quick trip to a local cafe and exploit their free WiFi. Typically overbuilt, and pretty cool looking.
fin7 -
Used this a few times now and I find I loving it more and more.
Great industrial design clasps, stiff at first but now moving freely. Seperate laptop padded pocket with great datails.
really practical.
filmetal -
Your laptop will be very secured in this bag with the extra padded wrap around case. However I noticed that when I carry it using the small handle across the cover, it will leave the sides uncovered. That extra handle should be made of regular handle rather that a "strap like material". However I find this very useful bag for folders, files and other things that I carry with me in the car.
mlgladde -
Nice bag to hold your computer, but not much more room. I'm just not to big on the vertical bags. But it's a great bag for a standard laptop, very secure.
man.united7 -
I think this is one of the best bags,although there are some things that bother(ed) me. I had to shorten the straps, becuase they were to long and I something have to put some grease on the really nice looking metall clasps, because they make some funny noises somethimes,

All in all it´s a nice bag and I love the extra,seperated computer bag
o-xide -
Color: black
Stylish and Expensive. The logo is very captivating.
o-xide -
The new version is even nicer. same price more art
Jay_X_Bee -
Awesome looks. The logo comes out great.
oogie -
By far the best wristband made by Oakley. The SI logo is a great addition and really stands out. I actually have found the above style and another style with the SI logo on a black strap with red stitching on the sides. The alternative style with the red stitching is even more striking.
DOULOS -
Frame: Light Brown Tortoise
Lens: Bronze Polarized

I was shocked to land a pair of these early. But they are incredible. The frames are similar to the Montiofrio but have a much tighter fit and for me that was a plus. They have a hint of Frogskins and a hint of the Monti's overall a great product that will be very successful.
Trace9924 -
Frame: White
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

I really like these frames. I have a slightly larger than average head. That being said, they are a little snug on my face. Not uncomfortable, just a little snug. I love the way that Oakley when a little outside of the box with the emblem on these. Overall a nice addition to the collection.
Ian -
Frame:
Lens:

These remind me of a cross between the Hijinx and the Frogskin. Both are "non-descript" frames in my opinion. With that said, their offspring, the Sideways seems uninspired, at best. I'm also not a fan of acetate frames in the slightest. I've seen too many occasions of metal hinges being torn free of the frames. Acetate doesn't flex much at all. Those two pitfalls coupled with my large head make these frames a no-go.
Rick -
Frame: Black Plaid
Lens: Grey Polarized
I went in thinking I would pick up the Sheckler edition, but was underwhelmed. Then, I saw the Black Plaid with the white insides. Just the look alone had me sold. They fit like a brick due to the acetate being quite rigid and stiff, but if they fit you, they fit you. The sideways orientation on the icon is unique and for that, I give it props. Just when you think they can't find something new and differnet to do with an "O", they prove you wrong. The price was a bit to stomach, but apart from that the Sideways is a winner in my book.
oakdays -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Grey

For it being an acetate from it is light on your face and surprisingly comfortable, I also as a good shape not to big not to small and like always can go bad with polished black with grey lenses
Dann -
Frame: Black
Lens: Grey

I only had these briefly. As with all Acetate frames, they are stiff and heavy. I'm used to the lighter O Matter frames, which can easily be used all day. However, the style of the sideways Square Icon is a nice touch. For fashion use, these are a very nice pair, but personally not to my taste.
Ijon__Tichy -
Frame: White
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

I tried them today, just because they were looking much nicer in real life than on the internet. Well, they are very stiff and not the lightest Oakleys around, but they are well balanced - not like the montefrio wich is sitting heavy on the nose and causing headaches. But they are still too stiff for my head, which really s***. Why?

Their design is awesome. They are big and have curves, but also a very dominat and straight vertical outline - and I love that! Like the Twitch they look like Oakley sport-fashion shades, definately eye-catching but still pretty functional. There's no light coming in from the sides or above and they wrap around the head nicely.

If someone finds a pair that is a bit wider - pm me ;)!
O4life -
Frame: black
Lens: black
this particular pair has a specific style of person it will look good on, im not one of them. but I still love em, they are a heavy pair which suprised me. and when i first started wearing them the arms would dig into my temples and give me a headache.
Ostore690 -
Frame: Ryan Sheckler
Lens: Grey

The design of this frame is AWESOME, but they fit terrible! I get headaches wearing mine from how tight they fit. Not my favorite pair at all.
excellent fit and the look is no other. -
Frame: white
Lens: Rx grey

I first had the grey plaid asian fit and they were too snug and hurt the sides of my head returned them and got the white ones have to say much wider and feel fine on my head for a long time. Love the gold angled "O" and the gold metal etching very cool detail.
o-xide -
too much rubber in the front. either have the O icon or stretch icon
Dann -
This is your standard silver non-glossy wire frame. Nothing too special about it.
dta15m -
i have the a wire in a silver frame with the ice lenses, i think it looks great together, i also have it with black lenses and it is a little boring but overall i like it.
bong -
they're just silver coloured matte frames. i agree that they're pretty standard. they do look good with Ice or Fire Iridium lenses on the Square Wire 2.0 SH though.
O.T.T. -
Found this frame to be a bit strange in that the texture is kind of rough. Still looks ok with Ice but overall I wish they had done the A Wire 2.0 SH in dark
BrianJ1888 -
This is a good color for my Wardens. On another frame, it gets a bit boring, but given the desing of this frame, anything more flashy would be way too much. I'll save polished gold wires for RayBan.
EastCoast -
This looks like a matte frame in low light but in the sun - wow! It really lights up, becoming a bright silver. Excellent when paired with Ice.
LEX7 -
not much to say about this frame, its silver. ive got it on my OO Square wires and it just seems like a rather standard boring colour.
jumpman73 -
I had these in some M Frames awhile back. Its a pretty nice color. Surprisingly, its not as flashy as it might seem when you see them in person. I liked them because it pretty much looked good in any color lens. I liked to use the fire iridium with these.
Lali -
It has really nothing special, but I like it. With the Ice lenses looks cool.
b2r -
What to say? It's plain silver and for that it looks good. Goes very well together with Fire!
b2r -
The silver wire frame is what it is - silver. Looks good with Ice Iridium. But there are more interesting frames, but for a silver colour that is very good.
o-xide -
This is similar to the double but it only showcase oneside
Surfaced -
I got these socks a while back, when I was younger and considerably dumber. At the time I thought they would make nice winter socks, but I was terribly wrong. Now I don't know about most of you, but my socks go through the typical warm wash in the laundry machine and after that, the dryer. Over time the socks lose the comfort that might've been part of the reason you bought them, and of course, they will become smaller. I don't even wear mine anymore because they are that hard to get on. The embroidery is nice, I guess, since they are the only pair of socks I own with that kind of stitching. Still, thats no excuse to buy them (as if they're available now, thank god).
O -
you can see that someone was just playing around with a compass and designed this pair completely with circles
erol -
Very interesting to view. More backforund info would be great!
jumpman73 -
I love seeing sketches like this. It gives you a real insight into the mind designing them. Would be real nice to get one of these drawings and framing them to hang up on the wall.
SKULLZ -
Oh man, I wish I could get my hands on one of these. They make you think how Oakley designers came up with the idea to create each piece of art that they do. Also if I got one of the original sketches, I would frame it and keep it on my desk so that I could be inspired when drawing my fOakley designs. I wish I worked for them.
DisturbedEarth -


Awesome boxers...I was never a boxer guy until I tried Oakley's.... now I'm hooked. Currently have about 4-5 various pair and planning on getting a few more.
Dann -
Color: Light Grey
It's dressy, but has skulls. For anyone who wants to look semi-professional, but still keep their personality, these are the shirts to get. I wear them to work, and also when I go out. Highly recommended.
o-xide -
the black contrast is a lot better. cool
elf -
Color: Sheet Metal

Nice and subtle way to "O"- cessorize at work. I especially like the d-ring. It's great to hang a jump drive or even a pen from. I also like the breakaway feature. It keeps the safety Nazis at work at at bay (we're required to have one on our lanyard...no hangings on company time!).
oogie -
I think the stencil lanyard is the hands-down winner of the Oaklye lanyard selections. So while the skull lanyard is nice and all, it just seems that the quality is a notch below that of the stencil lanyard.
o-xide -
It finally came with the detachable safety feature, It's nice and I like it
Farlius -
Color: Black

I used to have one as an RN. The little loop was great for my badge or pen, etc. The little skull eventually did wear off after many shifts, but as lanyards go it was fine.
Farlius -
Color: Black


When the little skull on my lanyard without the clasp wore out I nabbed this one with the clasp. Came in handy in my ER RN days as if we were wearing one it was required to be a break away version. Much like moving machinery, people tend to grab at things, so the break away came in handy on those overnights!
LEX7 -
Color:Red

Finally found one of these hats.
ive been looking for a while i dunno if they are discontinued.
great looking thick rubber patch on the front of the cap with a rubber skull in the centre.
Red looks the best although black does look pretty slick aswell.
fits great i wore it backwards when i went out tonight (looks best that way).
DoctorCrip -
Color: Red

I agree with everything Alex says about this really cool hat. I, too, finally found one and it also happened to be red - which I also think is the best color with the way it contrasts with the black rubber skull patch - which is surprisingly large in person. Lastly, it doesn't look great on me forwards, though I can pull it off, but backwards it looks kick-a$$. Definitely worth the money if you can still find one - in any color.
Millicent -
A bit surprised it seems to smilpe and yet useful.
x-metalman -
Color: White
I really love the skull logo on the front. The icon on the back near the neck is a cool touch.
Dann -
Color: Heather Grey
Got this for Christmas and its as expected for an Oakley T. Good fit, and a cool logo. It's an embossed shiney logo, so it tends to be a little thicker than a screen print. Nice shirt overall though.
o-static -
black, love it, can match it eveything.
djsqiigles -
The slant are very comfortable shoe but look bulky when being worn.Feel a bit heavy as well. They sit on a shelf now. Good with baggy jeans but not much else. Also typical of all oakley kicks these run a big large I bought them in 9.5 but typically I wear a 10.
Oakley Shoe Fan -
Something I've wanted for years since starting to wear Oakley only footwear. Happen to get a pair, brand new. Black in colour, sort of crinkle leather with gum like colour sole. Not a real fan of the style of leather however. Also ones i have are size 11 not my usual 12. Just fit, bit tight however. If i could get another pair, it would be the Oatmeal colour.

Saying that, they are comfy, nice to look at, got nice grip levels too.
lucky13 -
Nice lens to look through but not very special to look at... Slate iridium is kind of a silvery-black or shiny grey. The mirror is pretty heavy, so it does hide the wearer's eyes pretty well, except in sunny conditions when the light comes in from above or behind the lens.

Even though these are very versatile lenses, I'd rather be wearing the emerald slate iridiums (which have a near identical transmission rate).
LEX7 -
I had these on my Ichiro Juliets. But they are a boring lens.
Its basically the Grey lens with an Iridium Coating for that extra protection from the sun and the mirror look on the lens.
Boring Boring Boring. The only good thing about this lens is the Ichiro Signature on it, which is the only reason im keeping them.
addicted2o -
yes a little dull...but i like it more than the black iridium lenses...not too dark not too light...
MelG -
I agree w/ Lex and Addicted. It's the signature that makes it special, and the frame and blue socks that goes with the lens, and like the Emerald Slate, it has a heavy iridium tint (black) but it's light when looking through. Very nice for driving.
absolutmuah -
tried these on my mframe.... not too shabby.. comfortable to look through, but yeah .. kinda boring ... but still not a bad lens for all day usage... and definitely not as boring as plain old black iridium
jumpman73 -
These are cool for every day wear. They aren't that flashy so its not your typical Oakley splash. I have these on some Juliets and M Frames. Offers good protection during the day.
DAGr8 -
I have them in a Custom WBC juliet ( xmetal frame ) In my opinion they are way better then Black Iridium , they are very well balanced I agree with melg and addicted but I disagree with LEX
The signature is a bonus on these they are perfect for driving and perfect in low light condition. the mirror effect on them is awesoem even if they are very light when lookin thru them they are still more reflective then standard black Iridium , Defintily One of My favs Oakley !!!! ( I dont give a 5 cuz nothin is perfect in this world LOL )
Rick -
I like these. I tend to like anything that becomes associated with Ichiro though. I like them for low-light days and in the dwindling hours of the day. The have a silvery-look that really appeals to me. It's like a Ti Iridium, but with some purpose. I was glad to see this lens make its way into the Tribal Monsterdog. I've worn these quite a bit so you can trust me.
dan-E -
Not a big fan of these, as they're too bright for sunny days, yet they're not a great low-light lens since there's no contrast enhancing properties. Then again, I'm accustomed to very sunny weather. These are found on many Ichiro Juliets and since he plays in rainy Seattle, these might work well there and in other cities with similar weather. Otherwise, I don't see the point.
Airborne -
This is my favorite lens to date. In the last 10 years, I've used +Red, Ice (2002, first variant), Black Iridium, and finally got Slate when I purchased a set of Half Jackets two years ago.

I like neutral base lenses, and I like a lens that can cope with San Francisco's changing weather. For my purposes, Slate beats everything. The lens is dark enough that I wear them even on the sunniest days, but it's light enough that I use it even on overcast days. I never thought I'd find such a perfect all-around lens, but in Slate, I have it.

My wish is for Oakley to produce more lenses like this (neutral, 23% tint), but with a different outer iridium (like the Emerald Slate, which looks nice), and for more frames. I'd love a Radar Path in slate, or a Flack Jacket in Slate.
nightskynyc -
Purchased my straight jacket with slate iridium and so far it¡¯s been great. I always wear them for driving since lens isn¡¯t dark and shows everything clear and clean. It sometimes feels you are wearing plain clear lens. You can simply wear this lens all day anywhere in almost any condition from cloudy to sunny days, indoor to outdoor. It¡¯s very comfortable to your eyes and your views.
Some can argue view can be too boring and not dark enough. You won¡¯t be able to look directly towards the sun. I notice this problem every time I drive during early morning but no problem during sunset. almost all times lens will cover your eyes seen from outside but if sunlight hits from side, your eyes will be expose through the lens.
You can simply wear this lens all day anywhere. Your eyes will not squint through this light lens during very extreme hot sunny days of New York and Virginia Beach. If black iridium is too dark for you and want something plain and light view through your sunglass, this lens will be perfect for you.
Matt SG -
I tried these on a pair of Flak Jackets (Polished White). The lenses have basically the Light Grey base (that lets in 39% light), with a silvery iridium coating, differing from Black Iridium. You could call this Grey Iridium, cos that's what it is.

I don't know how it's done, but it actually enhances vision in low light (it was nightime but in a fairly brightly lit shopping mall where I tried this on). The silverish coating looks nice, as well, and in a sense, better-looking than B.I, which you'll have to admit, looks way too common. If you're like me (not liking too low transmission rates, want eye-blocking iridium coatings and prefer neutral tints), this could be a very functional lens for you. I might get this someday. Or maybe emerald slate iridium.
Bracket -
Out of the 10 different Juliet pairs I have, the polished/slate is easily the most stylish pair I own. I can wear x-metal/ruby or plasma/fire, but this combination always attracts more looks, and is also a great pair to wear in pretty much any situation! It's virtually an all-silver combination (with the polished frames) and was worth every penny I paid! Superb!!
TERRORISM -
Slate offers excellent protection for both medium and bright conditions, and also provides a great mirrored finish to obsure the wearer's eyes from the outside world. Semi-chrome in color but not too flashy, these lenses look great with nearly every frame color.
IPSC -
I use these on Mframes for outdoor shooting. They are perfect for both sunny and overcast conditions.
BeerAndWeedDiet -
My favorite Oakley Lens. All other lenses seem to be too dark, and when the sun goes behind a cloud I always used to have to take the glasses away from my eyes. I love these because looking through them looks brighter and more natural (but comfortable) without being too dark and depressing. I don't like when the world seems too dark all of the time. These are the perfect compromise between experiencing vibrant sunlight, and soothing shade.
Ian -
I have these on Zeros. I can't say that I'm impressed. I'm sure I would like it more on a larger lens so I wouldn't get ambient light from all directions. It's really just a lighter Black Iridium.
Eddy -
Very stylish, not exactly a Chrome lens but close enough. They are like very reflective black lenses with a neutral tint. The neutral tint allows them to be worn in moderate lighting conditions. But really Sunny conditions might be too much for these lenses.
Imran -
The Slate Iridium Path lens came stock on my Radar Path (09-740J). They look good and has a nice subtle iridium finish to the lens. Perfect for not so bright days, but still usable on bright days too!
banarno -
Used on the Zeros,and is similar to brush except more prominent Thicker veins running throught it.
Retro cool.
Dann -
As Lee said, the bands are bolder and further apart as opposed to the evenly spaced thin lines in Brush.
xquessyou2 -
I was 15 when these were available back in 1989 and I had spent all my cash on a pair of Razor Blades just months before the Slit lens Glasses came out. I used to sweat the Slit lens Glasses while shopping in the mall,with the alluring look of the fire irridium piercing through the clear plastic box.So by the time I could finally afford them,they were gone,and the Mumbo´s came out.So now that I´m 32 and have collected all the slit lens colors off E-bay,I get that ear to ear smile like a 15 yr old kid who just got something he really wanted,when I look at my neon orange Oakley Blades with fire irridium Slit lens, stuffed in the Slit lens box.So for me it´s all about the memeories.The box itself;however, it made of cheap breakable material.But it dose present and preserve the glasses within well.
splatter -
Lens: Violet iridium

much smaller than the other two lenses and in my opinion too small for me but others may like it
banarno -
Lens: Violet Iridium

"The 3rd member of the Blades system" as the box says,and in my opinion the coolest style.
Quite a lot smaller than the regular Blade lense,and finished at the nosepiece,and had clean sharp corners instead of the smooth curved corners of the Blade,and Razor Blade.
Dann -
Lens: Violet

The lense is way too small. I'm not sure what the point of these were, but it's a rare lens to find, so I snagged it. You won't see me wearing these any time soon.
Kimberly -
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 !
TERRORISM -
As many others have already stated, the Slit lens was just too small to provide any degree of adequate coverage. Perhaps they were geared toward the market seeking fashion over function.

flippj -
Lens: grey
im the opposite to most others opinion, although smaller and less coverage than the other 2 lense shapes, i love the slit lense
squarer shape and corners ensure i love the sharpness of the look.
Sergi-O -
Lens: Violet Iridium

Amazing colour combo with the pink nosepiece!! This lens doesn´t offer too much coverage so they are pointed to a small faced man but frame is the same as Blades & Razors so they do not fit as I would like. Anyway they will set on my display
Obsidian -
Frame: Polished Black, Matte Black, Polished Black
Lens: Prizm Daily Polarized, Violet Iridium Polarized, 24K Gold Iridium

I've now bought a couple of these and I can say they are my new favourite model. I really like Holbrooks and wore those for a few years but these have a very similar style but they fit tighter on my head which keeps them from sliding down your face. Highly recommended.
The Game -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Violet Iridium Polarized

First thing I have to say about the frame is that other than the denim and dark amber, it looks all matte black. Unless you hold them up to a light you really can't see a difference. The frame definitely takes it's cues from the Holbrook, fits almost the same with the sliver f being a tad bit taller. As for the folding part it's all very tight and clean. The frame snaps into place when it opens and folds. The case is perfect as well, sleek and tough. I've dropped it many times and it's never popped open. The lens is good, never had violet polarized before so when I picked this up I was able to check two things off the list. Is it worth the extra money over the sliver? I'd say it is, the case and convenience of slipping them in your pocket does it for me.
The Game -
Frame: Matte Crystal Blue
Lens: Sapphire Iridium

The main reason I bought this frame is because the color is so beautiful. When I saw it on the Latch I knew I had to have one. The round bottom also makes it look different enough from the standard Sliver which really looks like a Holbrook.
o-xide -
Great improvement compared to the Warwagon. Addition side handle and bottom handle makes it more practical on top of the detachable AP pack. Metal O Icon makes it really nice.on the center. Side zip pocket for airline ticket is also a great addition. Best of all, they reinforced the handles with 2 pin like buttons. A must for collector
cferr -
Color:
this thing is ROCK solid. it is awesome to travel w/, you don't worry about putting a few pairs of oakleys in here. you know this thing will stand up to anything. AWESOME WHEELS, TOO.
warwagon -
After seeing one in the fleash I was so impressed I had to have one. But what of my warwagon - Sell it! The Ap Rolling bag is more compact and a whole lot more efficent. your not fighting your way through heaps of straps and buckles. It's very sturdy, solid zips and convienient pockets through out. It is a little to large for a carry on by about 5 cubic cm's, so I'm unsure If i'll use it flying if it must go a check in. Just when I'm driving. Overall a must have piece of Oakley Luggage - 100% for this piece.
Oso UK -
Image top notch. Practicality easily within 80/20 rule. Durability seems good - no airport baggage mishandlers have managed to leave a mark!

Easy to identify on the carousel, Little front bag is dissappointing.

Sometimes oversized as hand luggage (cheap routes)- but 80/20 ok.

Good value man bag.
american image -
i never ever have had such a versitile luggage carrier ! i love it , but not the AP rolling bag , but the LARGE AP ROLLING BAG.
the compartments are so big , you can easily go on a three or four week trip , and change your clothes every day !! also the storage of travelling papers etc, is easy , only flaw is the front backpack, once of the case , it is not "strappable" you have to hold it in your hands.
very solid grip, and bold wheels. this is value for money !
overall quality ; very durable materials , so excellent
skywalker51 -
I have used this bag on a regular basis now for about 9 months. It has been a very good bag and I use it on almost all my business trips. The only time I don't is on single day trips when my AP Sandbag will suffice. The case is very durable and has held up well. Granted, I have always used it as carry on and only had to check it in once on a flight. Still, a very durable bag that led me to get other Oakley luggage. Their stuff is reasonably priced I think and very durable as well as practical. Someone who designed this bag thought it up very well. The top is curved and that is great for overhear storage on some planes. Since the overhead bin is curved in the back, you put the case top first and it fits in perfectly! There is grab handle at the bottom between the wheels for you to pull it out of the bin. This is nice since it helps save space for others. More importantly you don't have people stuffing their jackets or small packs in front you case to dig through during deboarding. Unfortunately the detatchable bag is not so useful.
That bag stays at home full time having only used it once. The curved zipper track makes a pain to close and the storage space is limited and odd shaped. The case looks a lot plainer without is attached but I can live with it. I instead moved the D-rings to the higher position on the case. This way I can attach either my AP Pack or the Sandbag when walking through terminals. Both can fit on my shoulders but sometimes its nice to give the back a break.
Overall, I have to give the Rolling Bag a definite thumbs up. Just don't expect much use out of the attached bag. I always have loved Oakley sine the Blade for their cool designs that incorporated neat technnology. Their stuff reminds me of being designed by a person in who demands the best and uses the latest technology. That person also has a love for technical style and gadgetry. The problem sometimes with that is the coolness and gadgetry gets in the way of practicality. Since I am kind of like that, I can't really complain. Just keep it in mind when looking at Oakleys bags and luggage. They always seem to being trying new stuff out with each successive bag. So while it hurts from a compability standpoint if you have other AP stuff for example, it's nice to see that they aren't afraid to change something if it doesn't work.
s55Sebanyo -
This piece of luggage is just what I needed. I'm an athlete and travel by plane about 10 times a year. It's small enough to carry-on but sturdy enough to check it. The wheels roll smooth, and can jump curbs. Zippers are very sturdy, they stayed shut packed out. A great addition to this piece of luggage is a TSA lock, you can never be too cautious nowadays.
jumpman73 -
Like its larger counterpart, this piece of luggage is very well designed. I believe this is still too big to be used as a carry on. There is a lot of room and like the larger bag, I'm a very big fan of the extra pack that can be detached on the front. It really helps when you want to be able to access things quickly. The wheels and the handle really add to how easily this luggae can be moved. Great design!
flippj -
this thing is like a tardis, whether its a long weekend overseas or a 2 week break on the beach, this holds as much as i can force into it. well built, great looks, rugged. nice and smooth, plenty of handles, only thing missing in my opinion is double lockable zips on the outside compartments so you can really fill them tight and not worry about people helping themselves if it goes in the aircraft hold.
o-xide -
Color:Black
This is so nice of a duffel bag. Oakley has done it again. Small enough for a light travel bag yet spacious
TERRORISM -
Despite its smaller size, this bag features rugged construction, multiple storage areas, and a design that typifies Oakley's uniqueness. Both the carrying strap and shoulder strap allow for easy transportation, and feature heavy-duty stitching. Due to its aesthetics, the bag even looks great as a display item.
fin7 -
Great travel bag indeed.
2 end compartments one fits Shoes, side pockets big enough for tickets passports etc. Shoulder strap with FP logo.
Used daily and little signs of wear. Did lose one of the zip tags.
oogie -
Color: Black

Really, for the size this is just the sweetest bag! Great for overnighters or bringing a change of clothes to work in style. Just the right amount/size of pockets. I couldn't think to ask for anything more.
warwagon -
Color:Black
Perfect as an Overnight or Carry On Luggage/Travel Bag. Light easy to use with some usefull pockets. Great shoulder strap.
Oakleyman24 -
Awesome bag. Use it every weekend. I especially like the shoe pocket. This also makes a great beach bag for the trunk. Nonetheless, it's a perfect overnight bag and I wouldn't turn it down for anything.
vasquez334 -
This bag is everything you need for a weekend trip.I have had many complements on how awsome the bag is. Too bad they discontinued it.
LEX7 -
Color:Black

This is not a good goggle case, it has a very soft back panel so it will not protect your goggles all over. so during a big fall your goggles will be at risk.
I recommend the wisdom case as it is hard all over.
O -
Black

like the others have said, it really is not a case but more of a bag than anything. There needs to be a moderatly hard case for protection, might as well just put them in a big zip-lock bag
Jay_X_Bee -
Color: Black.
Good case for storage goggles. Due to the soft back the goggleband doesn't need the be tided.
I use it for my A-frame and O-frame goggles.
Ed -
I am not impressed with this case. I was expecting it to be rigid on the back and zip all the way around like the eyewear Soft Vaults, but the soft, stretchy back panel only zips along the top edge. This makes squeezing goggles in and out the case somewhat of a chore. It does offer more protection than just the microbag, however, and the molded front looks cool.
o-xide -
Color:Black
Cute. a mini me of the real one. I got it cheap at Hong Kong. Very girly looking but I got to have anyway
oogie -
Color: Black
Like it says ... a small icon pack. I was pretty surprised/impressed when I first got it for my wife that it truly was a mini-replica. Same design, pockets, zippers, stitchig. Just the shoulder straps are different. Great option for the lovely lady in your life.
cycling-pablo -
Color: Red
Really cool little bag, got it for the girlfriend and it is very usefull, and I will actually feel ok holding it for her!
Chopsticks -
Love it! Its the perfect size for theme parks such as Disneyland. I put my wallet, car keys, and bottle of water in, etc...even my digital camera and its case, not to mention my precious polarized gascans when it starts to get dark. Dont have to worry bout anything falling out of my jean pockets on the rides now.
greekzilla -
Looks can be deceiving. I based my purchasing decision on other reviews (o-review.com) and once I received the bag, I did not think it would accommodate 3 days worth of clothing. I was able to fit everything (pants, shirts, undergear, socks & shoes) with room to spare. The bag is very light, practical, durable and fits in the plane’s overhead compartment with ease. Highly recommended!!!
adamjmoore -
The bag itself is very sturdily made, the wheels, normally a weak point on some rolling bags feel rock solid and easily coped with cobbled streets, rutted pavements and generally poor road surfaces. I can comfortably fit 1 pair of shoes and have fitted 7 days worth of clothes in it previously. Obviously this comes down to what the clothes are and how well you pack it! However, I tried to fit a suit into the bag (I'm not big) and found that there was no way of getting it in without folding it over more than once, which for me was a no-no.
Internally each side of the bag is separated at the opening by two zipper'd mesh panels, each panel has a couple of handy pockets on it. The bag also has a useful detachable section that can be taken off by undoing the velcro holding it on. I've used this to carry travel doc's, ipod, a book, mobile phone and toothbrush and found it plenty roomy.

I've flown 3 times with this bag, the first time 1 used it as carry on and was able to sneak it through even though it exceeded the size limit. Since then I've only used it as checked baggage. Each time it's been checked it has come out the other end without a mark on it, a testament to it's build quality!

To summarise, if you want an Oakley carry on bag then this is not for you, however if you take lots of short (<7 day) trips and don't mind checking in soft luggage I recommend you go for it!
jrbusser -
Un poco mas chica de lo que pense cuando la compre, es para quiza un viaje de 4 dias maximo, pero aun asi es muy buena maleta
Dwcfastrice -
I've had mine for almost a year. Works great and can put a ton of stuff in it. I can pack for 5 working days in this bag. My usual load is: 1 AP dopp kit 2.0 with CPAP unit inside, 1 pair of shoes, 4 pairs of socks, 4 pairs of underpants, 2 pairs of pants, 4 golf shirts, 1 Plate belt, 1 quart ziploc bag with toiletries, 4 foot of 1 inch CPAP tubing, 1 CPAP mask, medicines, and vitamins.

I have flown with this bag over 20 times in the last year and it has taken the abuse of me stuffing it into the overhead compartment or checking it plane side for those small commuter flights. The handle has held up really well and the wheels work well as well. I don't lift it up to go up or down curb and even so, the plastic "slides" on the bag that protect the wheel are still in great shape. In order to fit the overhead well, the detachable briefcase has to be detached. I'm not a big fan of Oakley back packs and such, they seem to be more style than function. However, I am 100% SOLD on using Oakley luggage. Knowing how much I abuse this bag and how well it's held up. It's a GREAT buy.
DoctorCrip -
Color: Night Camo

I recently had the opportunity to try mine out on my trip to Oakley HQ for the Factory Co-Pilot event and I must say that this bag impressed my very much. I was able to fit an incredible amount of stuff inside, and I even had room left over. The bag itself is not very heavy which makes it even more convenient. Finally, this bag has so many compartments, I wouldn't know what to put in all of them. I highly recommend this bag to anyone who wants a great carry-on bag with plenty of room that's not too heavy. 5 skulls without a doubt.
Derpitty -
The versatility of this bag is amazing. I love how the top compartment is removable. The main compartment is amazing. The dividers are a nice touch. The wheels and handle all seem quite durable. This piece of luggage will attract attention. I can't wait to take this on my first road trip.
Ed -
Color: Black

The perfect case for wires and other small frames. Just the right amount of rigidity without excessive weight. When they were first released, these were called "Ballistic Cases", and they were actually less rigid than they are now. I have one of the very early ones, and it is much "squishier" than the newer ones. Also, it has a plain metal zipper tab rather than the molded plastic one with the icon that is used now.
Ed -
Color: Black/Black Kevlar

Since I have several pairs of Wires, I picked up one of these to help me tell them apart without needing to open each case. Although listed as Black/Black, the Kevlar weave on this case is more of a Black/Bronze. Unlike the standard Small Soft Vaults, the Kevlar cases do not have raised icons on top.
kingphilbert -
Color: Black

When I had bought this item it was known as the Ballistic Case with a plain metal sipper as well. It's great for travel and when I want to have an extra pair with me. It's now the home for my Rx 05 and is a great case if you don't want to pay for a vault.
wingsdjy -
A decent case, but why can't Oakley include these with every pair of sunglasses? For those of us who buy to wear (and not display), a decent case is a necessity. Back to the case, it's small size is a definite plus and it does a good job of protecting your latest purchase when you throw it in your bookbag.
vindicator -
Great way to protect your wires. I have these for my Oakley prescriptions. The downside is that the Metal Icon's paint chips.

I give 4 Stars for the soft vault
EastCoast -
Color: Black
Ok - this is a good all-around case, I use it for my A Wire 2.0 SH. However, the circles on the inside of the hinge are coming loose through no fault of mine, and started doing so very shortly after I bought it.

If you can, go with the Kevlar version. At any rate, this case does what it is supposed to and looks pretty good too.
O.T.T. -
Color: black
I have two of these. Didnt see the point of shelling out for an A-wire 2.0 sh and a square wire 2.0 sh without having them properly protected. I have had both of the above mentioned frames in a bag full of heavy text books, thrown them about and generally just abused them as I new they were well protected. Only gripe is the little cloth circles did come loose which exposed the zipper to the inside of your case. Didnt expect to have to do a DIY repair job on a brand new case which most other sunglass manufacturers give away FREE with their sunglasses just to be sure the case you bought to protect your glasses wasnt going to scratch the lenses.

That aside, knowing that I am fat and have sat on this case without damaging the contents makes me pretty happy with them
Lali -
I have this one in plain black. It's very light but gives quite good protection for the glasses. I store my A-Wire 2.0 in there. The Oakley logo is a bit worn. but no other damage.
Kognyto -
I like the kevlar case because it's lightweight, and because it doesn't have the huge O on it. I like the more discreet O on the zipper tab. Got it from sunglasses giant . com
Dann -
Looks like Copper and Black, rather than Black/Black. It only fits wires and maybe some small frogskin class glasses, but like the other vaults, it does it's job.

Edit: found out there is a Copper/Black, so that makes three. Also picked up a Black/Silver case which is equally as nice.
UBERCHUCK -
The nylon case that I owned wasn't too squishy and I didn't have to worry too much about putting it into my Icon Bag with a large load of books. This is the perfect case for your day to day shades but I would upgrade to one of the vaults for protection of anything really expensive/rare. This is low key too, sometimes I get tired of pulling out the wire vault case and people making comments about how extreme it is.
sparra -
Color: Black

Mis-sold one of these by SGH for a pair of Eye Jackets in the days when I didn't know so much about the O - very tight fit. The small soft vault doesn't seem to have as much sturdy protection as large and medium - it seems more 'squishy'. However, this could be because mine is an older generation Ballistic Case.
addicted2o -
Color: black
great case for wires...offers a place to store your wires when travelling...i once fit my wiretap and choptop into it with only the microbag protecting the glasses...
filmetal -
Color : Black

Perfect case for storing wires and to carry along. Made of sturdy material and structure is rigid enough that you can toss it around without having to worry about your wire.
o-xide -
I bought one for a good price and freaking lost it. No O logo around just kevlar
OakleyMonster -
I have 2 silver and black kevlar cases, and my soon-toi-be wife has the copper and black one. This case is simple, sturdy, good-looking protection. Although it won't hold a Why3, these cases are great for her C Wire RX, or my T and Sq. Wires. They also look so much cooler than the all-black case. I have also had luck fitting 2 pairs of wires in their bags into this case.
splatter -
these are sweet the ultimate application of kevlar for your most expensive wires

I Only wish that they made them in larger sizes

durable, light, and kind of dressy
Pander -
Perfect for when you're on go and you want to protect you're Oakley. Too bad it doen't fit X-metals. The Soft Vault is for using, a Vault is for displaying.
Iwan -
Lightweight and compact yet sturdy. A perfect combination. If I were to nitpick I would say most glasses only just fit and zipping it up without catching the microbag in the zipper requires some attention
Ian -
I have one of the originals without the metal icon. Great for wires or smaller glasses.
monster_beetle -
Well, this is a great case. Just like the other soft Vaults, I gives the protection needed for you sunglasses.

BUT: Oakley.com stated that this one is also useable for the canteen, well watch out. The Canteen doesn't fit.
ShadyOak -
Color: Black

This is a great all round pocketable case for smaller wire frames. I have a few of them in the older style without the icon. The E wires will just barely fit, but make it in there without getting tweaked.
Xtremehardy388 -
I have a few of these, Very practical and needed if you want to protect your Oakleys. The Oakleys are protected but they can still break inside of this. Still, it looks cool and serves it's purpose
Farlius -
Color: Silver Kevlar and black

Another great case for your Oakleys. The Silver Kevlar matches my T Wire 2.0's, and my A Wire Spring hinges also fit nicely. Good protection for the price.
oogie -
Not too many small watches made by Oakley. But for those of you with a .5 or small Icon, this is perfect for you. In the world of cases, you definitely want whichever case will "fit like a glove".
Farlius -
Great for throwing my Titanium Time Bomb in my bag when popping through airport security and any other time I want to store it in my bag. Protects just like the sunglass soft vault. Doesn't fit many of my newer watches though.
kingphilbert -
Color:

I loved this idea. Oakley sandals. As soon as I saw these I had ordered a pair, but much to my dismay. They were made for big feet. So how do I describe this? I am an 8, and I had to buy a 7. My foot sat in the foot bed fine, proper length/width and all. The over the foot, strapping piece, was the problem. It was made higher than the top of my foot and my foot would bounce around in it, slid out. Not the snug fit you would expect.
o-xide -
Color: Tan/ Grey and Orange.
Comfy for home use but retains foot odor. The second generation has an excellent design. I would buy more
rolyatnerrad -
Color: Olive
Yeah, not tight fitting, they slip off and you stub your toe on poorly laid european slabs on vacation, ok for slippers around the house, and with suck a wide sole, you can hold bbq decking parties on them. don't try driving in em!
JL -
Color: Black

I found these very solid and the base hard for some reason. I bought my first gen Smokes on special but for sandles the sole is too wide and I really only wear mine indoors.
UBERCHUCK -
Great sandals, mine have been going for about 3 years now and just starting to show serious wear. I've used these to walk miles in around the university. Very Comfortable. I just ordered the size I usually wear. No problems, like the other reviewers for this item.
oogie -
Color: Tan

Fantastic sandal. Extremely comfortable and a great look for a sandal. As mentioned before, these seem to run a size larger (my normal 12, should have gone for an 11), which is just the opposite normally for Oakley shoes.
Nate Dawg -
Color: Black
Comfortable, but is hard to keep on my foot. Looks great with jeans.
Rick -
Color: Yellow (1)/Grey (1)
I've currently have two pairs of these. I think they were the first generation or something because I don't see my color combo's listed here. Both have served me quite well. They have aged very well and they are quite easy to keep clean. Never had a better pair of sandals.
LEX7 -
Finally got this on a pair of eye jackets, this is a member of the sparkle family with black gold, joker, midnight etc.
it is a light grey with silvery sparkles.
very nice and it also glitters in the sun.
EastCoast -
This should be offered on more frames. It is very cool and would go with a lot of lens options. M Frame Smoke / Ice would be very nice indeed. I would like to see it in the Half Jackets and Splice.
Jay_X_Bee -
Color: Black / Grey.
Great sandals, but they wear out. Now i use them only indoors.
Next time i would take one size smaller.
o-static -
these were not the originals, i expected more of it , and was let down, was no match for the original. great loooks, but was not well put together, was told even bby an oakley employe that they had problems with this design.
GarciaM25 -
Color: Black

Bought these on the beach at a close-out store for around $20. Lasted FOREVER, but now the "perforated" part where the O is located is starting to peal up. VERY comfortable in all conditions, sand, water, heat, indoors, etc. Loved them and now only wear them indoors since they've taken so much abuse! Would give them 5/5 but they broke down and can't say they're PERFECT, but close to it!
CMANavy -
I have worn my pair for 5 years, they are the most comfortable slip on I have ever tryed. I wish they would bring these back my pair is about shot.
O -
Color: black


the best sandel i have ever owned. Very comfortable and strong, i could run a mile in these
sparra -
Color: Black/Blue

Of course, these are great, extremely comfortable as were the original Smokes. However, I'm not too sure why they redesigned them - they are very, very similar to the first model. That said, they're still great sandals and with the slight update in design, if you don't have a pair then these would be an excellent choice.
EastCoast -
Colour: Sheet Metal / Aurora

Well, very very comfortable and sturdy sole construction, so they won't disintegrate. However, before the summer was over, and without being harsh on them, the silicon detailing has started to come away from the fabric a good bit. That's a disappointment, and that's why they get 3 stars.
Ed -
Color: Stealth/Black

I found a clearance sale on these a couple years ago and had to try them... no regrets! These are very comfortable sandals with a supportive foot bed and grippy outsole. I have not noticed any of the pressure points or chafing that can occur with other sport sandals. The pull tab on the back has a cool reflective silver "SMOKE" print. My 2002 model has a bit more subdued styling than the current version.
apostrophe -
Color: Cement
The 03 model I believe (previous to the ones pictured here). Bought these on sale for about half retail. Great sandals, bit of a pain to get on as the ring seems to not give too much, but this is probably done on purpose so you can be active without them flying off and hitting someone in the face. The smooth suede is great looking, the metal icon is a great touch.
o-xide -
Color: Red-Blk combo, Olive, Black, Cement, Gunmetal
Yes. I have 5 pairs. The 2nd Generation has a better design look wise but the 1st Gen with the pull laces is a better fit. i love these that I got 5 pairs!
rolyatnerrad -
Color: Big Smoke Black
Yeah, very comfy, but with an over wide sole, like the soldiers in toy story...
rocky2log -
its a must have sandals...although break-in period is tough..
sparra -
Color: Black

I've given my Smoke Rings a real bashing over the last two years - being a sailing instructor they're in and out of water constantly and on tough gravel and sand. Plus wear them constantly anyway throughout the summer everywhere. They're magic. They're still in near perfect condition. They dry out pretty quickly and give great support. Uber comfotable. I've never worn a better sandal. Simply brilliant.
x-metalman -
Color: Cement and Navy
Only have one thing to say: THE most comfortable pair of sandals I've EVER worn.
DisturbedEarth -
Color: cement/navy
Not a big sandle guy but these are great for the pool/beach/lake whatever - i'm not a fan of shoe laces either and love the fit of these - very secure!
travee -
colour: cement
These are the best sandals I have ever owned. Didn't like the stretchy ring at the back, but now prefer this to velcro. The sandals fit snug and you can do high intensity activities in them. They are very comfortable and can even be worn in the water. They dry fast and have excellent grip. I will only wear oakley sandals from now on.
filmetal -
Color : Black

This is a very comfortable pair of sandals. I been using sandals for a long time and when I tested this one, I'm really surprised. I never thought that oakley could produced such a fine pair like this.
Farlius -
Black

Tough pair of footwear. Very good for outdoor water activity, especially in rivers or tide conditions that can typically peel off other sandals. Dry out quickly and clean up easily
LUSCIOUS -
Gotta love the changes the Smoke Rings have gone through... now lighter in weight, and thinner upper material which makes it easier to slip in and out of. The lip on the perimeter of the sandal still can be irritating if you're not wearing the size that perfectly fits.
jrbusser -
very nice sandals nice fit and confort
TDM -
This has really good support around the ankle, the instep is really comfortable and even though they fit really snugly around the top of the foot they never feel constrictive. The padding on the sole is more than sufficient and the anatomical footbed supports the arch of the foot unlike any other sandal I've ever worn, a detail which is often overlooked is the detailing lending a build quality thats often overlooked, like a real metal icon giving the sandal a touch of the exotic and the reflective text on the strap at the back on the sandal itself. A well built sandal that you know will be with you on any long haul trek down the beach.
o-xide -
When I first saw this shoes in a picture, I was like WOW. but looking from different angles. The shoe doesn't seem right. Oakley should have tweaked it a little then it would be perfect
Oakley Shoe Fan -
I've gave this a 4 out of 5 rating, due to being a new shoe in my collection. Its comfy, grippy. Only issue is, .5 size to small, only size i could get!. Besides that, a great shoe.

White/grey colour
Farlius -
Wore these on a Honeymoon Vacay to Jamaica. On our first day I had some sort of strange reaction on the top of my feet. Initially thought it was sunburn but the following day it was apparent the area on my feet affected was the areas in contact with the upper of the sandal. I investigated this when I got back with Associates at a local O-Store and they'd heard similar stories so the going theory was that sunscreen and the anti-microbial treatment created a reaction of which is yet undetermined. Otherwise they were a solid choice for wet/dry, comfort and durability.
Dann -
A bit different than the camo's we're used to today, the Snow Jungle frame is made up of jagged strips of black on white, rather than patches. It's a nice addition to the collection if you can get one. This pattern was kept on the Goggles, but the name was changed to White Camo, not to be confused with O Matter White Camo which is not the same.
LEX7 -
got this on my trenchcoats, looks way cooler than all the other versions of snow/white camo. the version on the goggle is similar but not quite the same.
i just wish they would bring this camo pattern back in some other colours. it is a matte finish but glossier than the camo found on monsterdogs.
splatter -
I usually hate camo colors for their poser qualities but this color rocks that on Trenchcoat as the pattern is big and so are the frames
TERRORISM -
This is a cool pattern that we're not used to seeing - sort of like a military colorway for cold weather conditions, and its exclusivity alone gives it great appeal. I've seen a few Pro M Frames and Half Jacket frames in these, and would love to add those to my personal collection.
Ian -
I love this colorway. It is the must-have for the Trenchcoat, much like the 24k for the XX and the X-metal/Ruby for the Juliet. It is iconic, unique, and screams Oakley.
o-xide -
Color:Black
I think I would like the Olive or the Sheet Metal color better but as far as construction is concern...this bag is the bomb! Very similar looking as the Wet/ Dry Pack yet so different. This bag is the ultimate snowboarders bag especially it can carry snowboards!
Oti -
Color:Sheet Metal
I just bought it 2 days ago and I’m still in shock. When I first saw it on the web page I knew right there I had to have it. In real life it looks even better, it has tons of pockets and features, the built quality is just great and it’s SO! comfortable. I also use it as a everyday bag, because you can hide in special pockets all the straps you can’t use all the time. I don’t think anyone will be disappointed. It’s just …all that. I love it.
fitguy -
Color: Black

I used this every day for a week whilst boarding in the alps.

Two gripes:

- firstly the waist strap kept coming loose. Not a major problem but a pain.
- secondly one day whilst going thorugh a snowstorm I found out that not all of the pockets are waterproof. Fortunately it was only the pocket I was keeping snacks in, but if id had a ski pass in there I would be pretty sick.

Oakley would do well to supply 'instructions' with a bag like this. There are so many pockets, linings and straps wasnt sure what was what @ first and it took me about 2 days to work out the vertical board strapping system.

All that aside, for snowboarding it is probably the most technical bag on the market and it does what its made for.

If however Id paid full price and had leaking pockets id be pretty miffed.

For the guys asking about it as a day pack, its not designed for that and wouldnt be advisable. Its heavy, the zips can be a pain to get open & shut (soppesedly the waterproofing!!) and compared to the other oakley back-packs doesnt hold as much (and you could end up losing stuff in there if you forget what compartment you put it in!)
Proteinz -
awesome looking bag, but frankly, it is so heavy. This bag empty weighs quite a bit with the internal plastic frame. I decided not to use this while snowboarding because it would be too much of a burden. I use it in school during winter as the padding is really nice, and it can hold quite a bit.

The bag is excellent except for its major flaw: tooo heavy.

I'm just saying it as it is.
BronzeT -
COLOR:Olive Green

First thing I noticed about this pack is how much of a pain it is to open/close the zippers (side of bag).Definitely a sport specific type of pack.For everyday use (school or gym) not a good idea since you have to unsnap several clasp just to get to the main compartment.
Dimension wise its real close to an Icon but I really doubt that this could hold as much due to the padding.I got it mainly because its different and Vault store got them for half price.
jumpman73 -
This is a cool looking bag with really cool ideas if you snowboard. I wouldn't recommend using it if you aren't using it for its true function. If you want a bag for everyday use just get the wet/dry pack or the icon.
o-xide -
Color:
This is just to answer Mike's question. First of all, make sure this is authentic, I have seen fake ones floating around Ebay. secondly, make sure you got the snowpack and not the wet/dry pack because they look so similar. and finally if you meet all criteria the then it should be the back padding that splits open into 2 so you can strap down a snowboard into it
adrian13 -
Color: black

Looks: One of the coolest oakley backpack at that time. Just looked aboslutely gorgeous hanging on the wall in the O store or on ur back. Well-constructed, cool zipper taps.
Functionality: So many bells and whistles, I feel it needs an instruction manual. Straps buckles zips and compartments galore. The snowboard holder was a cool touch.
Minus points: The weight! Weighs a tonne even when empty. One of the heaviest backpacks I've ever owned.

All in all, a beautiful piece of oakley design. A must-have backpack for oakley fans along with the kitchen sink icon pack and toolbox.
american image -
this lens can also be used for motocross when the weatherconditions are very cold and humid. you cannot mount a roll-off onto it , but tear-offs are no problem. also good for indoor-supercross
Chris -
First pair of Oakley RX and I am quite impressed. The brushed brown colour, thick to thin temple detail, and subtle "O" logo on the sides, combine to make a great looking frame. That says a lot considering I've worn rimless the last few years and every full frame I've tried on just looked out of place until I tried these. Says even more when I work in a dispensary that has 1200 frames out front I could have had for free but STILL ordered these.

The only downside? They are heavy! I opted for normal CR39 lenses from my dispensary since I'm just correcting a slight-moderate astigmatism, but the front digs into my nose unless I tighten the temples to dig into my head. And if they don't dig into your head the relatively sharp bottom side of the temples pad digs into your ear. Three of the other opticians have had a go at it and it's livable now, but I'll probably cut a set of lenses out of poly just to save weight where I can.

So the verdict is a great frame, highly recommended, just plan on going back a few times for tweaking the adjustments when you find out an hour later your ear is coming off.
vindicator -
Frame: Brushed Chrome
Lens: Clear

This is my 4th Oakley RX glasses, and I'm particularly pleased with the design. My previous pair was the Wiretap in Silver/Clear. and I was looking for a pair with a sophisticated, corporate cutting-edge look. The Socket 2.0 definitely fits this description.
Shane -
Frame: Toast/Matte Black
Lens: Clear

Just picked up my pair of socket 2.0's today. As soon as I saw them I knew I had to have them. If I have a complaint its that the "thick to thin" styling is borderline too thick and that the straight behind the ears style is awkward when you wear hats (same with my A-Wires). That said, they look/feel like they could survive a war zone... very well made and very modern but stylish! Also very comfortable.

Also, Oakley really went all out on the included accessories. You get the standard Oakley cleaning bag AND you get the metal vault which retails for $25.00 by itself.

Good job Oakley! With my intense love of both your sunglasses and Rx glasses, you will probably have a customer for life.
fella -
Frame: pewter/blue
Lens: clear

Look good but heavy frames -- not overly comfortable.
The nose pads wore down within the first few months so I had to replace them. We'll see how they hold up.


Gunsby -
Frame: Socket 2.0 black chrome
Lens:

these things get bent up so very easily. i am on my second set and then they got a huge chip in them.
so... i am going to go buy another set to fit my lenses.
i am very disappointed in the quality of these particular frames. quality control seems to be lack luster as these frames chip far easier than other Oakley frames i have had in the past.
i have the black chrome finish.
whitelab -
Frame: Socket 4.0 Pewter/Matte Black
Lens: Oakley RX Clear A/R

My second pair of Oakley RX glasses, these are much heavier than the previous ones (Why 3s), yet thanks to the three point fit, they are just as comfortable to wear, and have no pressure points. The frames look good, with cool sculpting and finish, and seem very durable. All-round vision is as good as you will ever get with a full-rimmed opthamlmic frame, and the Oakley lenses really are worth the money in terms of visual acuity and cutting out glare. Recommended, but as always try them to check they fit your face shape first!

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elpere -
Frame: Socket 4.0 Matte Black / Light
Lens: Clear

Beautiful frame. Fits perfectly my medium face. Bigger than the Straight Line 4.0 that I've worn before. The ear stems look a little aggressive, but I give them 5 points. I where them almost all day, very comfortable.

greekzilla -
Frame: Socket 4.0 Polished Brown
Lens: Clear Rx A/R

This is my third pair of Oakley Rx frames. Each pair get better. I had the Chop Top 4.0 & Bottle Rocket 4.0. The temples are plain compared to the Bottle Rocket and the bridge is thicker. Fits round faces very well. As mentioned in the previous review, this is a more aggressive frame.
Nakedtoes -
Frame: Socket 4.0 Pewter/Matte Black
Lens: Transition RX

My Firt pair of Oakley and i love it very much. Fit nicely around the head and extremely comfortable. Abit on the heavy side but the frame look nice and cover a full vision as compare to Socket 2.0.
MR2NR -
Frame: Olive/Polished Chrome 53o18
Lens: Clear A/R

Got these at Lens Crafters in 2008. I have been overall pleased but they are not as tough as my O-wires. I have bent the hinges but Lens Crafters fixed them. They are stiff and a little heavy but stay on my face great and give a great field of view. The biggest issue I have with Oakley RX is a lot of their glasses have flimsy ear socks. These lasted two years and then started to split. My O-wires where worse, only lasting about a year but if you talk to Oakley Customer Service they will send you your first replacement free otherwise its 6$. Not bad but I would figure I can full on stomp on these and not break the frame why put such flimsy Earsocks/Temple covers on them?
MiB -
Frame: Soft Spike - Lens 4
Lens: Clear (Non Oakley)

Really best oakley RX frames I have ever owned.
Might be a bit feminine, but really light and earsocks
allowed a lot bending. It helped a lot when putting these to motorcycle helmet or under the cap or hat.

Scot -
Frame: Olive
Lens: Clear RX (Oakley)
Love the look, but they don't fit all that tight (used to my O2's), and the lenses ended up snapping where the ear stem bolts on. Planning on getting the lenses replaced eventually.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Cherry on Top
Lens: Grey

The cherry on top frame color is pretty cool. They had these at a Vault I went to but with grey lenses. They were converted sunglasses. These did not fit my big head at all. I would say they are better for smaller heads. The design is very nice and the frame is very lightweight.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Red Tortoise
Lens: Grey

My wife got these at a Vault. They took the clear lens and put grey lenses in them. Its a really cool simple design. I wouldn't recommend it for people with big heads though as they will not fit at all. Very light weight and stylish.
Dann -
A box for the vault? Shame, I've never gotten one of these, I feel jipped.
b2r -
I've also got one of these. But on mine it still says "Ballistic Case"! I'm glad I haven't thrown that away.
LEX7 -
Color:Black

The only sensible way to store Racing jackets cos they dont bend.
they keep them nice and safe with the large micro bag too,
the case is very big so not very suitable for carrying around with you but fine for traveling.
siberyan -
A very very big case, very bad for carrying around.. Useful only to store the eyewear at home, but who needs a protective case at home??
ball5out -
I converted mine to fit 2 pairs of glasses in it and they are well cushioned all around. I added more foam and now I get to take 2 pairs with me daily for day and night. the box being that its a soft box, still is pretty sturdy and can definitely protect ur precious babies in it
Pander -
The case is very big and only useful for glasses that do not fold, like (Pro) M-Frame, Racing Jackets and Water Jackets. Other pairs just won't fit properly, but for those it's the perfect way for transportation.
I myself changed the foam on the inside to create a case for three different pairs so that I do not need several cases when I go on a vacation or something. Very easy to do and very useful to have!
BullyVW -
Color: White/Red

I didn't like the color combo, but I love the shoes. They're an excellent fit for my weird feet. I've had them now for about 5 months and wear them more than a lot of my other shoes. These are the pair that got me going on Oakley shoes.
adamjmoore -
Color: Grey / Brown
Not the most comfortable of Oakleys shoes, you really need to wear these loose or else they rub like crazy. Once they're worn in after a month of so they get a bit better. They come with 2 pairs of laces to match both colours on the shoes which is a pretty nice touch.
ben -
i have the brown from the old generation, They are awesome, my favorite pair of shoes for a long time. I have had them over two year, worn them everyday, walked all around europe in them, and they are still not worn out. Great pair of shoes.
JRAWKER -
Color: Black/Black

Excellent shoes. Very stylish. Comfortable. Easy to get on and off.
splatter -
These are fairly durable and nicely padded. Can be a little slick on ice but good traction on most surfaces.

a really long lasting pair
OAKLEYZ -
Awesome sports type shoe for me... bmx, skateboarding, etc... I love these shoes... Light & Very durable.....
slenut -
Got a pair of these. Were great when wearing them at first but the grip level just not enough. Still have these, haven't worn them in a few years however.
Oakley Shoe Fan -
Got two pair, Grey/Navy and black/gum.
The grey and navy, size US12, seemed to small for me. Had nice grip, nice for anything casual or sports like skate boarding. The inner lining went on them however, probably over worn!

So got another pair, US13 in black and gum colour. Seems heaps better. Also seems better than my old grey and navy ones!. They are a bulky shoe but that's because has plenty of padding. Makes the foot very comfy
bebeau -
A really great small bag to use for work. Very light and it actually can fit quite a bit in it. A must have if you like smaller bags!
Jay Ho -
Frame: Red Tortoise
Lens: g20

The frames are plastic...enough said on the frame. Never was a big fan of the plastics lines even though I have a few. Got this for the GF b/c I need her to understand my addiction to Oakleys. Overall, the style is pretty unisex maybe a little more toward the feminine side. I can see guys pull this off if they are the fashionable type.
The lense, like all Oakley, is great. I do like the clarity of these lenses even tough I like mine a touch darker.
The overall fit and finish is clean but styling is ho-hum. It's cool though because the planned wearer is pretty conservative is dress. The justification for these high prices must be the nice hardcase and textured sock. Really nice touch, Oakley. You think you'd be nice enough to do that for us guys in the $130 level? Why does only my $300 glasses come with cases???
Farlius -
Frame: Red Tortoise
Lens: G40 Black Gradient

Bought a Custom pair for the wife, and she LOVES'em. She gets mad comments anytime she's out with them on. Says they are very comfortable, even when she is working out/running. She says despite the lack of unobtainium they don't slip or slide around, granted she has a small face and these are a smallish frame. The white microbag and case also make headlines.
Farlius -
Frame: Crystal Pink
Lens: G20 Black Iridium

Wife also has these, nabbed them at the O-Store in the Mall of America. Not a common in-store style of Speechless (or so we were told). Very unique, and ultra pink. She likes them for all activities, mostly driving---the G20 seems to be a good lens for her in many light conditions. She gets a LOT of comments from other women, and I believe it to be from the pink on pink frame and lens combination.
kingphilbert -
When the Spider-man costume was created the designer had no idea how to handle the white lenses of the mask so they, like in X-Men, turned to Oakley for help. The White lenses in the mask were created by none other and were held in place by the black framing around the eyes and where attached to a helmet so that Toby and all the stunt men would have the same shape head. The fabric was then pulled over it. No word that Oakley had created the helmet system itself or the Green Goblins lenses.

You can also catch Flash in Black Frogskins in a scene or two.
kingphilbert -
Over the Top is also used when the (Goblin) Glider is first shown being tested at Oscorp Labs. They had also been slightly modified to fit the look of the tech being used.
bong -
it would've been interesting if Oakley released a limited edition White Iridium lenses to coincide with the movie like Ruby Iridium with X-Men... oh well.
KevinLuu -
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinkluu/109011511/in/photostream/
jim -
Frame:pewter
Lens: blk irid polarized
Upon first seeing and trying on these frames at my local O store I knew I had to have them.However after now owning them for a few weeks I am having some serious regrets about shelling out the cash for these.For me the frame is a bit too heavy and uncomfortable for wear beyond a couple hours. Though they are very secure, the earstems and nosepads pinch significantly on my medium sized face. I have also experienced annoying amounts of light entering through the sides and nose opening (which no adjustment can fix). It is not very bothersome in normal light conditions but is quite an annoyance on my morning drive in the glaring sun. For this reason i have gone back to my gascans for this purpose. All in all these glasses are very sturdy and killer looking however they are far too uncomfortable and dont provide the coverage i was looking for.
STRIDER -
Frame:Light/Matte Black
Lens:Titanium Iridium/Grey

These guys are mean. These are my "sophisticated look" glasses. They are my favorite out of the Wire collection, maybe because they seem to be the only ones that fit my fat face. The fit is just a hair tight but not to a point where I can't wear them. I can describe it as a good snug fit. I could last all day with these on. They do leave a small imprint on your nose. I help that by raising them upward and gently placing them back on my nose. Once i do that, it won't leave big imprints. The weight isnt too much of a problem. You can feel them all day but its all good. Field of vision is wide not as much as maybe the hijinx but its just enough to get the job done. Titanium Iridium makes averything brighter/Brown butatthe same time is as dark as Black Iridium. Wierd hu? Grey lens Seems to be turning ever so slightly blue on me. They have been used many times. I wear grey when there isnt too much sun.
Rick -
Frame: Ti
Lens: Ti
As good a pair of sunglasses as you could expect to find. The frame is feather-light and the Ti Iridium is one of the best lenses Oakley has ever released. The Spike is a fashion-forward design and if that's what you like, the Ti Spike is simply the best Spike they make.
Rick -
Frame: Light
Lens: Titanium
Love 'em. Not sure how these can seem cheap to some people. I find the fit and finish up to Oakley standards. I have let a few people try them on and they seem to look great on a variety of faces. I can tell that my wife has her eye on mine so I might have to snag her a pair of her own very soon. I will definitely be getting a few more pairs of these. They are fashionable, but they are edgy too.
cycling-pablo -
Frame: Matte black
Lens: dark grey
Sweet pair of glasses, have a good solid feel to them. After getting these made me start wanting a pair of gascans due to the simular shaping.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Unlike most people, I felt like the non Ti Spikes were pretty light weight. When I tried these Ti frames on I was blown away. They are extremely light weight to wear, I'm talking feather weight here. It really added to the comfort of the frame. The Ti iridium is also an awesome lens to have. Eye coverage is excellent as well. The high price for these Ti Spikes is well worth it.
OsmosisJones -
Frame: Light
Lens: Titanium

Outstanding glasses right here. I cant get enough of these. I used them to shoot trap and they were fantastic, I used them to drive at dusk and they were fantastic, and I used them during the bright day and they were fantastic. Great coverege, even peripheral. Only 2 problems. 1. It sat too high on my nose when I first got them, but after moving the nose-pieces, they fit like a dream. and 2. They pinch a little too hard on my head at the end of the earstem, cause a small pain after about 5 hours of wearing. I took them off for about 5 minutes and put them back on and I was fine. Get a pair, youll love them.
Michael Jackson -
Frame: Pewter
Lens:- Black Iridium Polarized
Awesome glasses! Excellent lens quality and they look awesome.Paid 160 from ten-eighty for them.When I first put them on after about 3 hours the arms hurt the sides of my head but fitted me like a glove! I had to take them off for a few minutes and put them on again and they were fine. The arms loosened up in time but now both the fangs of both ear stems touch both lenses when folded and the right hand arm seems bent. The fang of the right hand ear stem touches the top of the middle of the left lens and this has caused a hairline marking at the top middle part edge of the lens! The stems flap around now has if loose. Has anyone come across this problem. I cant imagine that both stems should touch the lenses when the arms are folded and I cant imagine that both the arms should flap loosely.Is this normal? I purchased these from ten-eighty and they said that I could send them back to Oakley and if they do nothing then ten-eighty said they would fully reimburse me so I have no worries. I will do this around November time when I don't need them so much but aprt from that they are amazing glasses.
John Moe -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Grey

This is my first pair of Oakleys and overall I am fairly satisfied. I'm asian and they fit fairly well although I would recommend the titanium frame as I do find these glasses a tad heavy (however, I do admit that I am not sure how much lighter the titanium frames ar compared to the C-5 alloy.) I am very picky when it comes to choosing glasses because I am not flashy and I like wraps. The style provides ample coverage from the sun. The glasses are solid and my friends have commented on how sturdy they feel.

Even though I find the frame a bit heavy, I made the choice to get them and have no regrets - except that I wanted the polarized lens....:)
Rick -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Brown-Clear Gradient
Phenomenal glasses. Full marks for style and impact. The Black Chrome frame is complimented by the very classy gradient lens that frames the wearer's eyes. I would say this is my favorite combo currently available. The fit is great and they get a lot of attention.
Pander -
Frame: Light
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Finally, a pair of sunglasses that combine the latest fashion trends with the durability and quality of Oakley. Great curve aroudn the face and strong durable hinges. Perfect glasses!
oogie -
Frame: Light
Lens: Titanium
Although I freely admit that the front-view styling is a bit bland, the overall look is great for the Spike. The earstems are awesome, the accents aroud the icon are great touches. Comfortable fit and great field of vision. The difference-maker for me on the Spike is getting an Iridium lens ... makes it much better since the lens is pretty large.
LEX7 -
Frame:Polished Black
Lens:VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

easily one of the most gorgeous pair of oakleys in years but it devastates me to say i cant wear these. they look great on me but feel so heavy and pinch my nose and the back of my head, i have tried bending the earstems out but it hasnt made alot of difference. im gonna try and have them adjusted at the front. it is such a shame cos i love the look of them.

ford -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium


These are some seriosuly beuatiful sunglasses. They are nothing like Oakley has ever made before, but they are Oakley through and through. They are slightly similar to the Riddle, but very different as well.

They fit perfect. The lenses sit flush to both sides of the frame, which makes them look sweet.

I'm taking a star off because the arms are a bit thin, which makes them look a bit 'underweight', but looks are deceiving because they are really sturdy glasses.

If you want sporty, over the top Oakleys, go buy a Plate or Splice. If you want a beautiful, stylish pair of sunglasses, the Spike is perfect.

See also - Riddle, Dartboard, Gascan
jumpman73 -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Brown-Clear Gradient

I really enjoy wearing these. I'm really glad Oakley has begun to release a lot of gradient lens options. I'm a big fan of them. These frames look real sturdy but they are very comfortable and light. Very stylish.

jumpman73 -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

I love these shades. They really add to that cool style yet keeping the Oakley edge. The frame is real sturdy and solid. The VR28 Black Iridium is also a very nice lens option offering great sun protection. These frames also offer awesome eye coverage. The Chrome is very sweet.
fin7 -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Grey
Solid construction with stunning design. Had the GC first just because I wanted the gradient lens for the Thump 2. But loved the GC so much I had to have these. Vey stylish but also very heavy. "Comfortable fit" Not sure about that. As previously said they pinch the nose. I swapped the nose pices for OO nose pieces to distribute the weight more. I have the Titanium version which is far lighter, which has chunkier nose pieces. Pity these didn't come with them. All that said, I'll Still wear them
DisturbedEarth -
Frame: Ti
Lens: Ti

Wow - these things rock....When I first tried these frames I did not like them - but the look grew on me. I have to say that these have became a favoriteof mine. Originally wanted the Chrome but my OPD girl convinced me to go with the lighter Ti and I love them. They are especially great for bigger craniums...I would equate the fit to a MD - great peripheral vision....highly recommend....
mason65 -
Frame: Light
Lens: Titanium iridium
Great coverage and fit...the mirror of the titanium is beautiful from the outside and comfortable inside. It even hides your eyes! my only gripe is the earstems pinch a little bit and the weight might wear on you after wearing them for a few hours.
Pander -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Grey
My second pair of Spikes. The look it very different then with a lighter pair of Spikes. Thanks to the dark frame and lenses these look a bit bigger and more present.
Plan-B -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Pro: Feather light. Large lens gives excellent coverage.
Con: Base tint makes it look smoggy all the time. Major earstem design flaw.

I like the way these look on my face, but I don't really care for the look through the lens. I know that Ti Iridium is one of the favorites on this forum, but I just can't seem to see the attraction. Yes, the contrast is enhanced, but if I really wanted that much contrast enhancement, I'd wear my Half Jackets and put the G30 lenses on. The base tint makes it look like the sky is smoggy and hazy all the time. It also makes it look like it's much later in the afternoon than it is. These two negatives outweigh the positive in my opinion.

On the plus side, they're wicked light if you're willing to spring for the Ti/Ti combo. I had them sitting on my desk and they caught a co-worker's eye and he was amazed at how little they weighed. I could potentially wear them all day and not realize they're even on, that is until I realize that I'm not in L.A. during the worst "spare the air" day ever.

There's also a major design flaw in the Ti frame. When the earstems are folded in, one of the "fangs" touches the inside of the lens. I have to fold in the one labeled "Titanium" first since that hinge doesn't let the "fang" reach the lens. Then there's the issue of metal-to-metal contact. These are the only Oakleys I have that I wouldn't rate as Mint because they're all marred up from the earstems rubbing against each other while folded up.

I'm tempted to give them a 2, but the style and weight bump it up to a 3.
takashi11 -
Frame: light
Lens: titanium

Not the lightest thing, but definitely isn't that bad. The look is awesome. waiting for my paycheck and hoping for a deal on the JPM matte black/titanium. :)
Very sturdy built, simply gorgeous. Something I can rock everyday with almost any clothes
s55Sebanyo -
Frame: matte black
Lens: grey

Awesome pair of glasses, they have good weight to them for a quality feel, and are very modern looking.Only problem I can see with them is that the lenses come up to your eyebrows so you get the occasional smudge but it's all good. All in all, very nice piece to add to your collection, stylish and a quality product, definetly a must have.


Smeagol -
Frame: Light
Lens: Titanium

Very nice pair of glasses. Good coverage and an excellent fit. A bit heavy for all day use, but that is why there is a Ti/Ti version, which I will add as soon as possible. A very good overall fashion frame.
adrian13 -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Great looking glasses! Titanium frame is so light compared to the C5 alloy. Titanium iridium is the best lens ever. Blocks out the light but good enough even for indoors. Ideal for big heads like me and the large lens provide great coverage. Only problem is that the bottom of the frame touches my cheeks. The problem can be solved by adjusting the nose pads but this just brings me to the next problem. Conventional nose pads on Oakley Spikes that are supposed to"....set a new standard that turns its back on the uninspired.....didn’t design it to make an enemy of mediocrity." ??? C'mon u guys at oakley can do better than conventional nose pads!!! Half a skull off for each "problem". Overall still a very respectable 4 skulls.
dan-E -
Frame: Light
Lens: Titanium Iridium

If you want a simple but attractive metal frame, these are a fine choice. They're much thicker than the traditional wire frame but that doesn't seem to weight them down too much, as they're still a decently comfortable fit. Think bulky aviator types in both wear and style.
Ofan -
Frame: Matte Black(JP Montoya)
Lens: Titanium Irid.
I had no intention of getting a Spike before but I tried it on one time and it grew on me. I love this color combo, the Titanium lens is awesome. It's a trendy look, not usually what I look for but it also has an aggressive edge to it that sold me to get one. Eye coverage is good, but could be better(I think it's the shape of my face, not the glasses), and pretty light weight. You can wear it for rugged or casual attire.
takashi11 -
Frame: Polished
Lens: VR28 black iridium polarized

They simply look awesome. The tint is perfect for many conditions, even indoor providing it has adequate lighting. Most have complained about the weight here...but I personally didn't find it that heavy. probrably my facial structure is different? but it fit my medium profile face perfectly~
Damon -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
These glasses are fantastic! At thirty-three, I am becoming more conservative when it comes to accessorizing. These glasses definitely add style without being too flashy. They fit my medium-sized face like a glove, providing excellent eye coverage and nearly no light leakage. The lenses are large enough to allow the frame to be a minimal distraction in my line of sight, making these great driving glasses, and the distortion-free polarized lenses are a must here in Florida. The weight of these Spikes is surprisingly light despite their size, meaning I can wear them during long drives without discomfort. For that reason alone, the extra cost of the titanium frame seems worth it. They are by far the most expensive sunglasses I have ever purchased and took some saving for, but I highly recommend them for anyone considering investing in a high-end pair of shades.
Delta one -
Frame: Matte Black (jpm)
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Got these on ebay and these lens are way better then my bronze polarized, Its a bit darker and has a pretty heavy mirror effect which living in miami helps.The frame is a bit heavy at first but after a while you just don't feel it. Over all worth every penny.
DJRafa -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I'm going to agree with many people here. The earstems/nose pinching and the arm hitting the lens. Since I always take my sunglasses a bit fast from my face, it always happens. These two aspects make me take a skull off.

But... the design is awesome. For me it's quite "rock star". It's also my first polarized sunglasses, and it makes you wonder how could you live without these kind of lenses. Black iridium still gives you a bright image but is absolutely confortable, also because of the lens coverage. I just bought a Hatchet with ordinary Black Iridium lenses, and I'm looking forward to compare them.
OAKLEY RAIDER -
Frame: Ti Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

This model is great. I love how it fits & the way it looks. It's a frame that I don't consider too big or too small. Especially w/ the titanium frame. which adds frosting on the cake. Making it not only a great looking frame, but a light one as well. I give it 5 skulls.
Reviewerofthingsincludingbutnotlimitedtoshades -
Frame: Light
Lens: Titanium

I went to an Oakley store and tried on pretty much everything, and these are the best for me. They are more functional than most of the Square O's but still look just as cool. They fit me amazingly and I love the fact that they mix Wire and O Matter design elements so perfectly. Also, the lenses offer great protection while not being overly dark like a pair of Ray-Bans I had (as you know, Oakley owns Ray-Ban). They are great all-around shades and if you're undecided on which shades to get, try them on because they rock.
Don -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Titanium
I'm very picky when it comes to buying sun glass. I have high cheek bones which makes most large lens frames look off, but the first time I tried on the Light frames I thought "These are the one." Thankfully I didn't buy that day but checked Oakley's site when I got home and saw the came in the lighter Titan frame.

After trying both frames on at the Oakley store I ponied up the cash for the Titans because they are much lighter.

I love the contrast of the titanium lens gives and the golden glow just makes you feel "cool".

The fit is amazing. I wear them all day and they never bother me or need adjusting to be comfortable. They give great coverage with the only exception is the downward view which doesn't bother me because the extra space keeps them from coming in contact with my cheeks while smiling.

I love their design you can tell a lot of thought was put in to make sure every angle was just right.

I haven't had any of the problems others have had my ear stems don't touch the lenses and there is no metal to metal contact. If you're having these type of issue I would get them tighten.

These are my favorite sunglasses. They have a unique edge to them and are definitely fashion forward, but if you get them the extra price for the Titans is worth it.
Modzter -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Dark Grey

It looks good! Thats just about it! The frame is painful to wear for a long time and the damn lens has started to show hairline cracks after only 2 months of use. I've been asking the local distributor to replace it beacuse of the hairline cracks but the only answer I've been receiving is the lens is not in stock. What gives? I'm very disappointed. The only reason it got a star is because it looks good....otherwise I'm very tempted to give it a ZERO!
niyaje -
23/2/09
Frame: matte black
Lens: dark grey

these are my 5th pair of oakley optics.. been very happy with the jack knifes, square wires, awire and now these spikes, fit for me is good, with a slim euro face/larger cranium, no pain issues for me even after several hours wear.. nice and light, heavier than standard square/a wires even 4 years after their release still look good plus got em cheap less than 100 australian dollars - for people with hinge/quality issues check they're legit oakleys... sounds really suss for oakley quality.
ShadyOak -
Frame: Titanium Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium

I tried the C5 frames on at the O store and thought "these are pretty sweet, but way too heavy". After reading some reviews I took a leap and bought a Ti pair sight unseen. Money well spent. The Ti is totaly worth it, nice and light. The overall look is stylish and modern with some cool little details around the icons, but not exactly a conversation piece. I mostly like these for functional reasons. They are light, comfortable, great lens coverage, and being wires I was able to tweek the nose bombs for a perfect, tight fit. Now to get a Ti on Ti pair to match my Icon watch...

Edit: The day after I wrote this review, I wore these on a sunny sunday and got quite a few random compliments throughout the day, nice..
TERRORISM -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Titanium Iridium

With probably the thickest frames in the wire lineup, the Spike combines unique styling with typical Oakley elements. The earstems truly set this pair apart, with the icon flanked by "rivets" at the four corners. Sleek and stylish, these shades also provide excellent coverage, but are only for those with larger faces. The true issue lies in the fact that the frames are extremely heavy. In fact, the titanium-frame versions were really the only two that seemed wearable for long periods of time. Perhaps Spike should have been made of o-matter instead.

osm -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

Excellent. Frames are very solid and despite some of the reviews didn't bother me even after 4 hours of continuous wear. They are heavy enough not to forget you're wearing them, but not cumbersome. As these are technically wires, adjusting them to my head (especially the nose thingy) was no trouble at all. The overall style is so distinct and so natural at the same time. And the lens are excellent.
Jay Ho -
Frame: Matte Black Ti
Lens: Black Irid
I like the glasses. Always did like the style and the way they look. Ti frame is always sexy and does cut some weight. My major problem with these are the maintenance.
1st: The earstems get all floppy pretty often. I tightened them a few time for short term remedy but it never lasts.
2nd: the earstem close all the way to the lens, causing scratches. I have to keep a micro-bag against the inside of the lens before closing and storing to avoid scratching the lens.
3rd: if you close it a certain way to avaoid contact with the lens, you end up scratching the earstems themselves.
Really like these but wear them the least due to the extra babying I have to do to keep them crispy. I expected more for $200+.

thorns -
Frame:Chrome
Lens:VR28 Black Iridium
My favorite Oakleys out of my collection. Just look so sleek and classy. The chrome/vr28 black iridium combination is definitely an eye catcher; I get so many compliments when I wear them. They look just about as "Oakley" as possible. One small thing to note is that the frames are fairly heavy, so choose accordingly. Overall, a great pair of shades for just about any occasion.
Teddy -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Top notch Oakley quality. They fee extremely solid and "hug" the head without pinching or pressure. The styling is slightly vanilla - they don't scream "OAKLEY" like some other frames, so if you want somthing more distinctive these might not be for you. Pretty versatile shades, not quite dressy enough to wear to match a suit & tie but they'll work in a pinch. The weight didn't bother me at all.

They're pretty big frames. The fit was good but not great. Perhaps I should have tried the Asian fit b/c the bottoms touched my cheekbones if I moved my face in certain ways.

The lenses, of course, are awesome. Oakley's Black Iridium Polarized are my lenses of choice - I've had 3 pairs of Oakleys with them. So, in my opinion, these are perfect in this department.
Celicagame -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Titanium Iridium

A tough looking pair of glasses. They have a "I mean business" approach. I was hesitant at first because I usually stuck to O Matter frames this was my first wire frame. I got the titanium because it was a day and night diffence versus the normal pair. Only wish that they came polarized too.
LIEUTENANT -
Frame: polished black
Lens: vr28 black iridium polarized

These are just great!Since we all require a pair that fits with suits etc,I think that this the way to go.Although their orbitals do belong to a clearly fashion oriented design,the shape of the large,rounder at the corners lenses,remind of past classic thoroubred oakleys.This is a fashion oriented model unlike any other.One thing however that I was skeptical with,is their fit.I had experiences in the past with crosshairs that squeezed a lot,but these didn't let me down.They fit tight and comfortable,and I haven't had any problems even after many hours with these on.The coverage is good,and although they are heavy it just doesn't show when you're wearing them.It's still weird to own a wire,(if these can be classified as such),with a whole lotta material on them,specially when my perception of the wires until recently was the wiretap and the why.Still they're great,and it's a good alternative when formal outfit is necessary.
Rafael -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Grey

Perfect, Just Perfect! Little bit heavy but can deal with it.
TSIcon8 -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Photochromatic Clear/Black
Amazing glasses that look really cool, I don't need glasses to see so I put photochromatic lenses in them so I can wear them inside or outside just so I can always have some Oakleys on my face.
Gyo (DJ SARU) -
Frame: Spike
Lens: lens 3
Though the frames are titanium and nice, I have problems with the lens cracking at the intersections with the arms. Its a pitty. Overall, I must say, get really strong lens or, have a back up pair. Let me know if there are any solutions for these!
dan-E -
I once owned a pair splatter blue m frames way back when and I thought they were absolutely beautiful. If Oakley were to bring these back, I'd snap up a pair in a heaertbeat.
LEX7 -
Got this on the mumbos, when i saw them i had to have them, this must be one of the most unique patterns oakley have ever done. it looks homemade so when i first saw it thought it might be a custom job.
i have the pink version and it is the only reason i got the mumbo as i hate hate M-frames.
splatter -
While these came late eighties, early nineties they seem to say to me pure eighties in spirit with too bright neon colors and wild random shapes.
flippj -
i have the yellow, grey & pink frames-soooo cool and so unique-nothing comes close to these for true retro styling.
they could be classed as one offs as every pair is different-just need the purples!
TERRORISM -
Originally released on the M Frames, the Splatter patters were unlike anything ever before seen on Oakley frames. Just like snowflakes in nature, no two patters are exactly identical, which gives them a true appeal.
dan-E -
Frame: Splatter Grey
Lens: Blue Iridium

I actually used to own a pair of these way back in the day and I'm still highly depressed that I lost them. They looked spectacular, too. Ugh.
LEX7 -
Frame:Splatter Purple
Lens:Blue Iridium

same comments as before i dunno which ones i like better but these are awesome anything splatter is great in my opinion and i love the way the paint efect looks on these, i just wish it will be done in modern frames
LEX7 -
Frame:Splatter Pink
Lens:Grey

I hate M-Frames but i got these Mumbos for two reasons.
1. to complete my old oakley collection
2. cos they are a crazy colour

very cool frame colour i think the best of the 3 splatter colours.
look too silly to wear though and very uncomfortable so probably just best sitting in your collection.
splatter -
Frame: pink, purple, gray,
Lens: Ice

The frame colors available were pink, purple, gray, and yellow
I have only seen Ice for the lens choice.
Interesting but too fragile and hand painted over a white (pink, purple), black (gray), or yellow frame. really cool colors up close.
LEX7 -
Frame:Splatter Grey
Lens:Blue Iridium

Wow, these looks alot better in person, they can look a bit dull on the website image, and grey splatter doest sound much fun compared to yellow and pink ect, these are an awesome addition to my splatter collection and pair number 3 for me, now just to find the yellow version.
only get a score of 2 because its on M-frames which i hate.
LEX7 -
Frame:Splatter yellow
Lens:Persimmon

So So purty, i never thought id get these but now i have all 4.

This is definately the most vibrant of the 4 with the bright yellow/Green splatters of the frame.
Same comments as before about comfort ect.
Man do these look great in a collection.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Splatter Yellow
Lens: Blue Iridium Hybrid (old Hybrid)

Incredible looking color combo. The splatter paint is professionally done. Back in the day these Oakleys topped the charts with a hefty $180 pricetag. Today they are priceless - if you can find a pair in great condition, especially with tight hinges.
flippj -
Frame: grey/blue, pink, yellow
Lens: black iridium
look and feel awesome to wear-very very hard to get hold of, well in the uk anyway!
so unique and even more appealling now due to their rarity
Bigboy69 -
Frame: Splatter Pink - never worn
Lens:Blue Iridum Heater

I have the frame that was never worn but the lenses that are in them were worn. I think they are the sickest paintscheme Oakley ever did. They are very bright also. I just take them out of the bag ever now and then just to look at them. Truely a piece of Oakley history.
The M-Frame is probably my favorite style. I have like 6 pair of Gen 1's.
Ian -
Frame: Pink Splatter
Lens: +Red Iridium Hybrid

I acquired these for the sheer novelty of ownership. I sent a picture of them to several of my friends, and the responses were:
"Is that a Jackson Pollock Special Edition?"
"Sweet"
"I decided I want them. I must have them."
"Are those made for a girl?"

The Jackson Pollock comment hit the nail on the head. If you can find these in any color, get them. You won't be sorry. The other fun fact is that this is the only frame I've seen with Pink Earsocks and a Pink Nosepiece, if your into that sort of thing...
Royal D. -
Frame: Pink splatter and Gray Splatter
Lens: Blue Iridium

These are probably the most interesting series of early Oakley shades that Oakley released. Only available in 4 different color combinations with limited production. Each pair was hand painted and unique, with no 2 pair exactly alike. I've actually worn these occasionally and will get comments from Oakley connoisseurs about their rarity. I have to give respect to Oakley for their creativity in the early 1990's for releasing these. I've been a true Oakley follower since the late 1980's and appreciate these shades more than any other vintage oakley shades. Highly recommend owning a piece of early Oakley history.
Alexandre -
Frame: all 4
Lens: different iridium
Just love the splatter m frame! Bought a first pair in Bristoll, UK, back in the nineties. Pink with blue heater... Wore them for triathlon races and eventually sold them. When starting collecting a while ago I directly wanted to get all of these!
Pat from Swiss -
I will sale all me Oakley Collection, in ther are five Splatter (4 withe 67 Lens and 1 with a V Lens) Have some Body intresst
Dann -
Frame: FMJ Crystal Blue
Lens: Ice
These were my first pair of Oakley's. They came out shortly after the Scars, and the FMJ/Ice combo was definitely the way to go. The Ice lens works perfectly for most outdoor lighting during the day, but not so good during the evening or indoors. The design is awesome, and the translucent plastic lets you see the anchor shaped joints that hold the frame together. It's light-weight and oh-so-cool.
Jonathan B -
Frame: Black/Black Chrome
Lens: Black Iridium

These glasses are so bad assed. They look good, fit comfortably, and cover the entire eye, in true jacket tradition. A great pair of sports sunglasses. I have to give this color scheme a 4 because the Black Chrome paint peels off about a few months after being replaced.
NeptuneTQ -
Frame: FMJ Crystal Blue
Lens: Ice

I started off not liking these, but it's kinda grown on me. They have a very cool aggressive look to them. I feel like a super hero wearing them :) I think I'll wear them when I'm mowing the lawn...
Ford -
Frame: Black/Black Chrome
Lens: Black Iridium

These glasses look very cool. I bought a pair and wore them for the whole of summer, but I guess the mixture of water, sweat and sunscreen took its toll on the outer layer of the Black Chrome part of the frame, and it started to bubble and peel. Very disappointing. I got the Black Chrome part replaced by Oakley and haven't worn them since because I intend on selling them because of this frame problem.
Cuan -
Frame: Crystal Black/Grey

Great glasses. Really light compared to the Juliets that were nicked. Got the water straps for these suckers so they would stay on my head white kitesurfing. Really wicked. Got a badass tan!!! Does well in the sea water, and is as tough as hell.
O-minous -
Frame: Matte Black/Crystal Black
Lens: Grey

I was a little hesitant to pick up a splice in the first place so played it safe and went for what I figured to be the most conservative color. I have to say so far its a mixed bag. I like the frame a lot, especially the matte black sections and the contrast it creates with the crystal black. The grey lenses are decent but nothing more.

Fit is the main issue. I’ve tried on a few splice and they all feel different and never seem to consistently fit the same way. These particular ones are very loose on me. They look alright on, but I never feel very comfortable wearing them since there’s virtually no feeling of grip and I keep thinking they’re off centre somehow. I’d consider getting another pair just for a better fit, though the other colors are too scary.
Rick -
Frame: Jet Chrome/Polished Black
Lens: 24k Gold Iridium
These Matt Kenseth LE's are my favorite combo of all the Splice's out there. The contrast between the lens and frame color is astounding. Big props to Ollie for discovering these very limited beauties on the Matt Kenseth website. They are destined to be a highly-sought after model.
Ed -
Frame: Black/Matte Black
Lens: HI Persimmon

This color combo seems to only be available on eBay (at least in the US). It is very nice to have a low-light lens available for the Splice. I think this my favorite Splice frame because of the low-profile black-on-black colors (I'm not a big fan of striking two-tone frames).
dj.MLYT -
Frame: Polished Black / Matte Black
Lens: H.I. Persimmon


These are awesome. Light fit, agressive look, and cool two-tone frame. I couldn't ask for more. Kind of wish they were a little bigger like the monster dogs, but I'll let it slide, because these are great. Dirty Shame they've been discontinued.

The Japanese Exclusive H.I. Persimmon lens is absolutely stunning. Hands down my new favorite lens. It's like it makes things BRIGHTER, if at all possible. Perfect for night time, and darker days.

Buy a pair if ever you get the chance.
sparra -
Frame: FMJ+ Crystal Blue
Lens: Ice Iridium

I remember trying these on thinking 'these look weird, but they look cool!' I'm a big fan of the Ice lens and I think if you have the right face shape then these glasses are the business.
cycling-pablo -
Frame: Rootbeer/platinum
Lens: gold iridium
Have to be my absolute favorite pair of glasses. I love this style and although it is a little over the top it really works a mojority of the time as long as you at least act like you know what you are doing. A very "loud" pair of glasses to say the least. I need to get some more color ways to add to the collection.
idealoakley -
Frame: FMJ/BLACK/CRYSTAL BLUE
Lens: ICE
JUST AWESOME!!
These are the O-MATTER version of the JULIET. They have a very aggressive look. Extremely light. This colour combo is sweet. Just remove the screws and pop out the lens and replace. Pretty easy to do a custom job with these. These are among the best that OAKLEY has put out there. Only negative is that they are a bit small if you have a medium to large head.
Plan-B -
Frame: Black Chrome/Black
Lens: Black Iridium

The fit of these glasses is obviously intended for big heads. These are among the few that fit me without feeling any squeeze anywhere. They're also reasonably light-weight so that adds to the comfort.

The two-tone look is very cool, though the Black Chrome really just looks like a dark and slightly tarnished brass. They're very alien and aggressive looking so if you're more into the fashion or conservative look, these are definitely not for you. It definitely takes a certain someone to pull off the racy look.

Since the frame is assembled with screws, I'd assume all you would need is a small torx to change out lenses for a different look. It's not a T-6 though, so if you're thinking that the torx driver you have for your Juliets will work, you'd be wrong.
dan-E -
Frame: Black Gunmetal - Polished Black
Lens: Emerald Iridium

One of the best looking Oakley models; the two-toned look, the "frowning eyebrows" at the upper orbitals, the sculpted earstems, even down to the pattern carved into the Unobtanium make these beautifully eye-catching without being as flamboyant as, say, the Plates.

Unfortunately for me, I found these to sit too close to my face with the frame resting more on my cheeks than my nose. Also, similar to the Hatchets, they looked too narrow on me, enough that even if the Asian Fit version fit better, they still wouldn't look quite right. Too bad.
frankie4fingers -
Frame: Gunmetal/polished Black
Lens: Emerald Iridium
The 2nd pair of oakley I got. Very nice and good to wear. They are very small, possible to look out of the lenses, not made for cycling ;-) But this combo is awesome and the contrast of Gunmetal to pol.Black, great too
TERRORISM -
Frame: White Chrome/Crystal Black
Lens: Ice

As the name suggests, the Splice are constructed of part o-matter, part FMJ. The lenses provide adequate coverage, and the lightweight o-matter/FMJ fames are very comfortable. The style is very unique, not only due to the dual-material frame construction, but also the "angular" aesthetics. This particular combo is finished with JPM's signature laser-etched in the bottom corner of the left lens. My only recommendation for this piece would have been to use "blue" iridium vs "ice" iridium for further differentiation, since the FMJ+/Crystal Black look very similar.
Professor Asoge -
Frame: White Chrome - Crystal Black
Lens: Ice Iridium
When these came out, I knew this was the Oakley frame that best suited my face. The limited edition JP Montoya white chrome/crystal black color scheme is a little too bright, but I guess that's what makes it stand out from the rest of the other colorways. Unbelievably, the white chrome coating has stood up to the numerous bumps and drops that my sunglasses have experienced. The coating has not chipped or scratched. The only downside is that the frame really hugs the face, making the lens fog up easily under extreme heat. Overall, this is one good buy.
o-xide -
Frame: Rootbeer/ Platinum
Lens: Gold Iridium
This is the first O matter that comes close to an X-Metal. the fact that you can use a T5 torx screwdriver to customize the frame is really amazing. I was wondering if the fake one have the screws. Anyway the only pain in the ass changing is the earstems because it doesn't screw out but instead it snaps in and out. I still give it 5 because it another first for Oakley
Stephen -
Frame: Crystal blue
Lens: Ice

This was my 4th pair of Oakleys I have owned and so far one of my favorite. They dont fit my face to tightly and are very comfortable to wear. I like the slightly larger lens size compared to my Oakley Valves. I dont usually go for brighter color schemes or lens, but I think this combo was just amazing looking. I have had many compliments and people wanting to see them. I think these glasses are for more along the lines of a meduim face. If you were considering buying a pair on a website or ebay, I would definatly go to a store and try a pair on to make sure they fit good. Overall Splices are one of my favorite pair of oakleys to date.
Star-Scream -
Frame: FMJ Crystal Blue
Lens: Ice blue

My 1st pair of oakleys. Very light weight and comfortable. Eye coverage is great. Wish they made polarized though.
jonny brutale -
Frame: FMJ Crystal Blue
Lens: ice


i love these sunglasses so so much, they look mean and aggressive, however there is a fault with them, as the fmj coating keeps peeling off the top, im on my second pair, replaced by oakley. rather dissapointed to be honest.
Dann -
Frame: Chrome/Gunmetal/BlackFMJ
Lens: Black/Emerald/Fire

Black Gunmetal/Emerald:
A sunglass hut exclusive for a long while, they're finally available to the public. The emerald lens is nice as always. It doesn't increase contrast, but sometimes you don't want that, ie. bright sunlight. The gunmetal is a very nice frame which you don't see often. Overall, the color scheme works very well.

Black Chrome - Black/Black Iridium:
After seeing the damage that the Chrome Scars seem to self-inflict, I was weary of getting the same frame on the Splice's, but I got a good deal and they were hard to pass up. The Chrome looks very nice, but as I said, it tends to peel. My friend has this exact model and the chrome is completely gone. Oakley will replace, but what a hassle. Other than that, Splice's are awesome shades and my all time favorite.

Polished Black - FMJ/Fire:
My forth pair, I'm intending to get all 8. I've tried the Fire lens in the past, and never to a pleasurable experience. Between my Square Wires and Valves, I never tended to wear them much, but I love Splice's so much, I couldn't let that stand in my way. I'm glad I didn't, becuase they are a very nice pair to look at, and if you can stand the Greenish tint, they work very well. The contrast between White Black and Orange would make any traditional design cringe, but this is Oakley and they do the strangest things and make it work. It's a bit more money than a standard Splice, but I don't see them lasting too much longer, so grab them while they last.
Thomas64 -
Frame: Montoya Splice
Lens: Ice
The Montoya Splice color combo is very unique and eye catching. A little too eye catching it's kind of weird looking. I don't like the splice frame too much because it fit too close to my face and eyes so it fog up very easily. I sold it on Ebay and never regret it.

Rating: ***/*****
kingphilbert -
Frame: Black/Gunmetal
Lens: Emerald

I never looked a this style as one I would want to own but after a conversation with another member it led me to give them a try. Needless to say I was very surprised by the fit. The lenses were not as big (top to bottom) as the Monster Dogs but still cover enough of my range. I felt the shape of the lens was similar in shape to that of the Dog which I really liked. The fit was very comfortable for long term wear and the color combo is very nice. John, I may consider this for myself now too.
Ed -
Frame: Black/Gunmetal
Lens: Emerald

I had to try these on about three times before I finally decided I liked them. The Black and Gunmetal seem to go together nicer than the other color combos in my personal opinion. Emerald Iridium is always nice to look at, but nothing special to look through. The lenses are large and offer good coverage. I especially like the big, uniquely shaped earsocks. They are quite different from any other Oakley model. The highly sculptured frame is very aggressive and distinctive, but it does make the fit less ideal for smaller faces.
LUSCIOUS -
Frame: FMJ Crystal Blue
Lens: Ice
They're light... aggressive looking... and gotta love the idea of the half and half O-Matter colors. Fits real well on the face too. Great sport eyewear; rated the best (#1) by Auto Pilot. Downside: too many fakes which comes in every color of the rainbow. But definately worth it.
Rick -
Frame: Rootbeer
Lens: Gold Iridium
What attracted me to these was the 2-tone frame. I liked the name too, very Norman Rockwellesque. I must admit I don't often wear them though. I have to give them props for design ingenuity. If someone was to ask me to recommend a color combo, I'd probably lead them towards the 5.56/Fire or the Polished Black/Persimmon Final mark: 4/5
TERRORISM -
Frame: Dark Chrome/Polished Black
Lens: 24K Gold

The Matt Kenseth Splice are no doubt some of the rarest Oakleys ever produced. As with the other members of the Splice lineup, they provide excellent coverage - especially for the periphery due to their excellent wraparound design. The 24K lens and laser-etched signature really make this pair stand out and look great against the black frame. After finally having the opportunity to view them in person, however, it is a bit disappointing that the frames - being comprised of a hybrid of "Dark Chrome" and "Polished Black" - actually appear to have very little, if any, differentiation. This almost defeats the purpose of having a dual-material/dual-colored frame. Overall, however, they are still a beatiful pair of glasses, offer excellent coverage, and their exclusiveness greatly adds to their collectability.
american image -
Frame: gunmetal and blackchrome
Lens: emerald and black iridium

i actually never wore this shades, just wanted it to put in my collection , and personally , i like the emerald lenses the best. ice is to obvious, fire is to loud
the blackchrome are an agressive looking color-combination , but look really nice
Dann -
Frame: Rootbeer/White Chrome/Matte Black
Lens: Gold/Ice/Grey

Few more to add to the collection. It's finally complete.

Rootbeer/Gold:
I've eyed this since the beginning, but never got it. Luckily I was able to grab it cheap, but honestly still would have grabbed it at full price. The Gold is nice as always but the Rootbeer and Platinum frame work very nicely together.

JPM White Chrome/Ice
I was afraid this would be the same as the FMJ/Ice, but the chrome is very nice. It shines like mother of pearl and stands out from the rest.

Matte Black/Grey
The cheapest of the 8, but still nice. The grey lens isn't flashy but works with the other black elements to create a subdued pair.
LEX7 -
Frame:Black - Polished Black
Lens:H.I. Persimmon

These glasses are very rare and unique.
one of the only ways you can get the H.I. Persimmon lenses, apart from goggles and half jackets.
these look great with the pinky orange of the lens and then the black/black frames.
very very cool.
Dann -
Frame: Black
Lens: H.I. Persimmon

Yet another one. Almost done with the collection. The HI Persimmon lens is amazing, and makes it one of the prettier Splice's that has to be seen to appreciate. It works much like HI Blue, and I've had no problems using them at night.
x-metalman -
Frame: Crystal Black/FMJ+
Lens: Ice Iridium
This is my personal favorite color combo. These have an incredible design. Lightweight and aggresive. I love the FMJ top orbital and the streamlined Unobtanium earsocks. Just too many good things to say about these. Very recommended.
702_Omatter -
Frame: FMJ Crystal Blue
Lens: Ice Iridium
My very first oakleys. This oakleys are the bomb. I choose the splice model becuase of its design. Totally out-of-this world. Never seen a design quite like this. Totally unique to say the least. I bought this pair at sunglass hut. This was the only pair of splice in there, that's why I bought it. If the Polished Black/Fire Iridium model was available that time, I would rather have gotten that pair, since Fire Iridiums lens are my personal favorite. But nonetheless, these pair is superb. Great fit, very comfortable, out-of-this world design, very durable. What more can you ask for?
O_MattR -
Frame: JPM White Chrome/Cystal Black
Lens: Ice

This was my third pair of oaks and till this very day are one of my favorites, simply because they are so comfortable and of course I love the OTT styling.
O_MattR -
Frame: FMJ 5.56 - Polished Black
Lens: Fire

Already loving my JPMs, I had to pick up this pair. I think the contrast between the FMJ, polished black and Fire makes them look just sick! I also like the way this fire looks alot more like fire than my valves.
O_MattR -
Frame: Black Gunmetal - Polished Black
Lens: Emerald Iridium

These are a bit more subtle then some of the other combos but still look great with the emerald iridium lens. I would almost say this is one of the "safer" combos if you want OTT styling but dont want everybody staring you when you walk by.



Rick -
Frame: Matte Black/Polished Black
Lens: HI Persimmon
To commemorate the 25th anniversay of Murusaki Sports in Japan, Oakley released this limited edition Splice. I have procured the last available model off their shelves. The only way to find one now is from someone willing to part with one. The lens is something to behold. The exclusivity of this particular model makes it even better in my mind.
trego33 -
Frame: Black/Black chrome
Lens: Black Iridium

A well designed frame - sturdy but not too heavy and unobtanium nosebombs and earsocks are included - comfortable to wear and the innovative design gets attention wherever you go - One of my favorite designs

Oakley should release a Black/Black frame with ruby iriduim lenses.
oogie -
Frame: Black
Lens: Emerald

Definitely a good fit for those with medium faces. Potentially a bit too small frame/lens set for those with large noggins. Overall, though, I love the setup with complementary o-matter frame colors screwed together. A bold look for those that like all those "something different" pairs of Oakleys.
trego33 -
Frame: Black/Matte Black
Lens: H.I. Persimmon

A good subtle frame for people who dont want to STAND OUT - but still want to rock the Oakley style. However because this frame was designed for asian markets - it seems slightly smaller than the regular splice frames which is something to take into consideration before purchasing it. The lens is alright - nothing great about it - there are better lens color options available.Good if you have a small face and want a subtle frame to wear. Also because of the uniform color scheme - can easily be converted to prescription frames. For medium faces the regular splice models are better.
DisturbedEarth -
Frame: FMJ+ Crystal Blue
Lens: Ice Irridium

One of my favorite pair, second only to the Juliets. Great style, very comfortable, lightweight. I bought these when they first come out and the have their own Oakley Case!
Tick -
Frame: Platinum/rootbeer
Lens: Gold
Ultra cool style that makes a statement when worn & that statement is "I am not content with just one frame color"
rdgdmd -
Frame: Black Gunmetal/Polished Black
Lens: Emerald Iridium
my favorite among the splice colorways. the best fit of all the oakleys i have. i think this is the best oakley for the asian face contour. the emerald iridium lens is great outdoors! a true headturner. worth well your investment.
rdgdmd -
Frame: Black Gunmetal/Polished Black
Lens: G30
this is what i use when i play golf. the G30 lens is perfect in providing contrast of the ball against the green. a dark gloomy day seems a little bit sunny with these on. nothing beats the price of the splice in terms of value and looks! forgot to rate it! it's a perfect five for me!
banarno -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: 24K
The Splice are a very nice style if you want to get noticed,and they are very comfortable too. I ended up buying the Matt Kenseth Splices,and I’ve got to say,I love the way they look,very sharp from the outside,and nice and comfy for a range of different head shapes and styles.
As usual,the optics are superb as well.
ae86 -
Frame: Gunmetal, Polished black
Lens: Emerald Iridium

These are wicked looking glasses. They make me think of X-metals because of the way the frames are assembled are similar to X-metal frames.

The look great, but I find that they don't fit all that great. I find that the glasses don't stay on my nose too well and I can't seem to find any replacement nosebombs like what I have on my Half Jackets. The end of the ear stems are also a bit strange because of how flexible they are. I have no worries about breaking them though.

The emerald lenses are quite dark. I thought that the lenses would be grey underneath the emerald iridium coating, but it has a slight bluish grey color instead. No a big deal.
Dann -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: 24K

Another splice, yes lucky #10. When I saw these, I busted out the credit card. I couldn't afford it, but I also couldn't afford not to get it. The lens is mangificent. I have no idea who the signature guy is aside from being a Nascar driver, but that doesn't matter. He gave us this pretty colorway to go crazy over.

Speaking of colorway, it appears as one color, polished black, at first glace. But on further inspection, the top appears to have a slight ripple patten that you normally see only on chrome models. I know this isn't Black Chrome, since the other splice doesn't match, but it's definitely not the same as the bottom. I dub thee Jet Chrome. Or something like that.

Edit: I believe it's Dark Chrome.
RubyMars -
Frame: FMJ+/Crystal Black
Lens: Ice

Some of my favorite glasses. I like the aggressive styling with FMJ on crystal. Of course the Ice lense adds to the standout nature of the shades. A perfect compliment to my shaved head. An all around great fit. Good peripheral view. Great fit for a medium face, provieds good all around coverage. Used as my main workout pair before I got my RJ's because of the large Unobtainium surfaces.
U9Ly_KwaN -
Frame: FMJ+ - Crystal Blue
Lens: Ice Iridium

Good: Its unique, light & it looks awesome!! =) This is my very 1st Oakley pair & also my 2nd EXACT same pair after I lost the 1st one just few weeks after I bought it! :( The color combo is very very nice and IMO the best combo among all other Splices & has gotta be 1 of the best Oakley designs!

Bad: Do NOT drop your pair as the paint (silver) tends to peel off quite easily especially when u drop it on hard (rocky) surfaces, like mine :(
jumpman73 -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Black Iridium

Awesome design. Very Oakley. Eye coverage is excellent and pretty light weight. I really like these b/c they are very comfortable.
Munkfish -
Frame: FMJ Crystal Blue
Lens: Ice Iridium

The second pair I bought, on a trip to Las Vegas. Not for the faint-hearted - very aggressive styling, but still look good on quite a few people. Certainly good at getting you noticed. Nice quality build, and comfortable to wear - suprisingly light.
eg -
Frame: FMJ+ Crystal Black
Lens: Ice
My first pair of Oakleys. Was looking for something aggresive/modern looking while being sleek and not overly loud at the same time. The Splices gave me the look that I wanted with the translucent black plastic on the frame and the FMJ+ eyebrows. Definitely an attention grabber due to its unique styling. The larger than usual frame size fit my face perfectly and comfortably. Coverage is very good even on the peripheries, ensuring that no light comes in from the sides of the frame.
The Ice lenses work very well on bright daylight, perfect for the sunny weather that I have over here, however, it does get a little too dark during the late evenings. Glare reduction is very good, makes a bright sunny day appear cool and comfortable. Too bad they are no more in production now.
KAMI X -
Frame:FMJ 5.56 - Polished Black
Lens: fire iridium
i love these gene splicein. great agressive look and it just looks fast.
love the fit on these also i have a large head and they are awesome. i want to pick up a few more colors
dirtjump_boy -
Frame: Platinum Rootbeer
Lens:Gold Irdium
Best omatter pair ever! its like an x-metal frame that is made out of omatter.Like the screws that hold the frame (are they titanium screws?? pm pls) I like the agressive look and the way they fit.my first pair of O's
Rating for me 5 out of 5
kamikrazee -
Frame: White chrome - Crystal black / Ice iridium
Lens: Clear(prescription)

i just want to make it different by using corrective lens..it makes me looked aggressive...good combination of color(frame)...it looks more gorgeous at night especially from the chrome part...
o-static -
Frame: FMJ/crystal blue
Lens: ICE iridium

super design, was a diferent look, an alternative to the twenty.
and talk about the screws, the look oakley.
ball5out -
Frame: black gunmetal
Lens: emerald
maybe my favorite O matter so far. it has both the aggressive look and looks well made. comfy and I do believe it does scream Oakley
TERRORISM -
Frame: Matte Black/Polished Black
Lens: H.I. Persimmon

Lightweight, durable, and adequate coverage are three key features of the Splice lineup. The design of the glasses is perhaps one of the most unique of all Oakleys as well, with most Splice models being comprised of both o-matter and FMJ. While this particular rendition features the rare H.I. Persimmon lens, it lacks the FMJ feature that most of its counterparts boast. Gunmetal or Black Chrome would have greatly enhanced this pair...
BriP -
Frame: FMJ+/ Crystal Blue
Lens: Ice Iridium

truly one of Oakleys best creations. The Splice combines so many of Oakley's trademark technologies, in a cool, aggressive frame that was designed very cleverly.

There is the use of torx screws, mimicking that of the Juliet and Romeo of the X-metal line.
in addition, although not the most successful, FMJ tecnnology showing off what Oakley can do to bond metallics to plastic.
True metal icons accentuate the frame, an instantly identifiable mark.
The 3D moulded contours of both the FMJ coated upper orbital as well as the Crystal lower orbitals are a work of art.
Injection moulded unobtainium show off the endless possibilities with a ribbing pattern.
Plus, when you wear it, the FMJ parts are furthest away from any skin contact, preventing that unfortunately common FMJ peeling issue. All the contact spots (nosebridge to nose, lower orbitals to cheeks) are all in the durable crystal or polished O-matter! This resulted in the Unique Spliced look, whilst protecting the attractive FMJ finish.

the Splice is truly a piece of O-history.
The Game -
Frame: FMJ Black Chrome, Crystal Black/Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium, Grey
I loved the splice. This was my 4th purchase and was extremely happy with the crystal black/matte black version. Its a shame I lost them at work and never picked up a replacement. Years later I got my hands on the FMJ black chrome. But the fit isn't as I remember it. A little too small for me now, either im used to the larger frames or I've gotten a fatter face. Still a great model to look at I hope to get the crystal black again for nostalgic reasons.
LIEUTENANT -
Frame: Gunmetal/polished black
Lens: Emerald iridium

The splice was my very first pair of oakley,and it was the one which started the addiction.My perception of oakley at the time were the minutes and the straight jackets which had a rather gentle aesthetic,with smooth lines and generally subdued,kind and harmless appearance.So you can imagine my surprise when I saw the wild,crazy,unbridled animal that the splice was and still is.Egdes everywhere,o-matter exceeding in every part of the frame,almost hexagonal orbitals,frame consisting of two pieces,bolts,even earsocks with the oakley icon,and the splice lettering carved on them!!!!You can't pass by such a pair of sunglasses easily.In fact you can't pass it by at all.On their attributes now,they fit nice and tight,although not as tight as the straight jackets,but because of the unobtainium on the nose pieces,they are still secure on your head.somehow they surround the head,rather than gripping on the head,up to the point that you can't tell if you're wearing them or not.The lenses are big and wide,they were certainly made for bigger heads,and the entire outcome,is very light,whereas one might expected it to be heavier due to the extra stuff they have on them,(bolts etc).I've got only one thing to say.What a glorious way to start an oakley collection!!!!
DoctorCrip -
Frame: Dark Chrome - Polished Black
Lens: 24K Gold

I love the way the Splice looks, but in terms of fit it leaves much to be desired. A wide variety of frame and lens options, not to mention getting two different colors in each frame option, leaves the buyer with a nice bunch of choices for a wild-looking pair of glasses. However, once you try them on, it won't be long before you realize that they're a bit uncomfortable and hard to wear for long periods of time. It's too bad really, because the Splice is a very cool-looking pair of glasses.
Nightbird95 -
Frame: Matte Black - Crystal Black
Lens: Grey

My Splice was given to me for free from a friend who lost interest in it. I got my Splice with the lenses severely scratched that you can barely see what's in front of you. The frame too was not spared from scratches. No wonder this Splice was not loved anymore.

After careful evaluation, I decided to buff its lower frame using toothpaste (yes Colgate Toothpaste) and a Microfiber cloth and I spray painted its upper frame to hide the deep scratches. I also bought a new pair of replacement lenses - Deep Red Ruby Iridium. When I finished my project, I loved the results and I loved how my newly rehabilitated Splice looks.

The only thing I don't like very much is that I think its too small for my face - its like a miniature copy of my Monster Dog - so I don't wear my Splice as often as my Monster Dog or my Gascan.
TERRORISM -
Gone are the days when Oakley boxes featured a distinct picture of the glasses they came with; today, in the name of "cutting costs", the boxes are "generic", having the same basic layout for almost all glasses. But once upon a time there was an incredibly innovative Oakley phenom known as "Splice", and that product came with a box. A black-and-white photograph adorned that box, and although there was no color, the point was clearly articulated: these glasses were something otherworldly. One look at the picture, with its agressive lines and surreal architecture, and the onlooker was more than convinced that the contents of that package were well worth the price...

Where's Dann's review on this???

Five skulls!
Dann -
Fine Fine.

After acquiring 20 pair of Splice, I naturally ended up with quite a few Splice boxes, and even went as far as to ensure acquisition of each unique box. Aside from the JPM box, with its artwork, the classic styling of the B&W photography signifies a high point in Oakley's brand marketing. The products at this time were wild, but they played down the craziness with clean elegant representations of each model on a simple black background. With no direct lighting on the subject, reflections and highlights trace the contour of each piece and create a work of art on each box.
b2r -
Those were the good old boxes with the black and white photos of the glasses. Those photos and also the Splice letters are an artwork itself. Shame that these days are over and we now have only those generic and boring boxes.
Code -
Frame: True Carbon Fiber
Lens: Persimmon

Great design on the frame aspect, much more comfortable than any other brand or other oakley fram that I've owned. Large eyeport provides great visability, lenses are perfect! Never had them fog up even slightly. The carbon fiber is very lightweight and strong as nails. Fit is okay with a helmet, they are a large frame but the nose is open enough that if they are pushed down slightly it's not uncomfortable. Great product, would definitely buy again..
kalle -
Jet Black
H.I. Yellow
TL -
Frame: Custom (Light Blue/Silver Chrome)
Lens: Fire Iridium
Much more comfortable... doesn't feel like it puts as much pressure on the nose, making it easier to breathe. It doesn't fully eliminate the pressure but it is noticeably less. Shape of the frame around the nose is styled different from your average goggle but I'm a fan of change especially when the change is functional. Oakley's best goggle as of 2010.
Plan-B -
Pro: Breathable with lots of perforations. Built tough.
Con: Inner liner behind the ankle pills very easily.

I only bought these shoes because I wanted something that wasn't brown. I have a lot of brown shoes and wanted something different from the Brown/Khaki Radars that I'd bought last summer. The Radars are a little bit more comfortable but these are a lot more breathable. There are perforations in the leather everywhere.

I spent several weeks working in Beijing, China this year and these were the shoes I brought with me. When I arrived, it was around 30 degrees Fahrenheit and by the time I left, it was approaching the 80s. It was cold, but there's enough foam that I didn't get frostbite. In the heat, they're pretty nice because of all the perforation. I climbed the Great Wall in these shoes in the middle of February and they performed admirably. They've proven to me that they're quite durable.

My only beef is with the material used to line the inside. They pill up very easily and you build up lots and lots of lint in the shoe and on your socks. It's a very high-friction material. That's the only thing keeping them from getting a 5th skull. But then, if I gave these a 5, I'd need a way to give my Radars a 6 or 7.
ben -
i have the brown/sand. Attractive looking design, really light, and comfortably, they have a good grip on the ground
aLAthing -
Good lifestyle shoe out of the box.
High quality materials! With almost daily wear, the leather in the toecap did not crease until a month later. However after about 2 months, and about 30+ wears, arches in both of my feet became very sore everytime I wore them. Due to a high arch, I had to insert arch inserts into the sockliner. Once I put those in, I was good to go again.
OAKLEYZ -
One of Oakleys best lifestyle shoe made.... comfortable, looks killer and reasonable price.... especially if you get them at the vault...
slenut -
Best shoe i've ever had. Wore them non stop for 6 years and still going. The inside is worn out but still doesn't stop me wearing them out!
Oakley Shoe Fan -
Have two pairs of these. One colour is Sand the other is white/navy.

Wore the Sand colour ones for many years cause they were very very comfy. Has a suede outer style leather, not easy to clean. Only downfall was the internal liner, piled from socks and holed quickly. Still one of the best shoes I've owned.

Got the white/navy colour in 2011 to relive the memories. Sorta does but these being full leather, not the same. Oakley hit the spot with these, I wasn't able to buy more!

TERRORISM -
Frame: Brown Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

While the lens design of Splinter is almost identical to Square Whisker, the frame design is much thicker and more formal. Spring hinges have also been incorporated for added durability, and the Brown Chrome frame provides a classic alternative frame option for this pair.

fireice2 -
Frame: Light
Lens: Ice Iridium

I was initially looking at the square whisker. However when I went to the store, it didn't fit well on my head. Then I saw the splinter.

It looked better and it fits me better. I also love the Light/Ice Iridium combination. Good thing the shop still has one in store.
Jon -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Midnight/Warm Grey

These are amazing! The fit is perfect, and the lens has great coverage. I actually never heard of these before, and was quite surprised by their quality. They were on sale at the Oakley Store near me, and were next to some Saure Whiskers. At first, I was dead set on the Whiskers, but then I saw these. They have spring hinges, which is always a plus, and fit perfectly. I highly recommend these to anyone looking for a nice, pair of sunglasses that will go well with casual and formal wear.
Jon -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Polarized Black Iridium

I know this is my second review, but wow are these amazing. I cannot get over how great these glasses are. I couldn't say no to the price either. (Got it relatively cheap compared to the MSRP). Again, the coverage is awesome, the fit is amazing, and the spring hinges really help a lot when wearing these all day. I'm not fond of the Black Iridium, so I'll probably end up getting that switched out, but overall, these are a winner! My second pair, and a definite keeper.
Zax -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

These are stunning! Pictures do not do this pair justice what so ever. I believe these were an Australia release, which have now just started coming into Oakley Stores (I think...). These are stunning! It is Brown Chrome, but it is very polished compared to the pictures. VR28 is still one of the best lens options out there, but these are definitely a classy pair. I would probably wear these to nicer events. 5 skulls!

10/7/11
Focal -
Color: Black
I have had these sandals for about a year now, and I love them. I wear them just about every day, weather permitting. they are incredibly comfortable, and very stylish. After a year of constant use, the top of the strap where the two halves are stitched together is starting to come unstitched on the one sandal, but it is very minimal. The only real complain I have about them is the fact that I have stinky feet, and the suede foot bed basically absorbs odor over time, and makes them pretty stinky. I am trying to find a way to clean the stink out, but oh well. Other than that, I love these sandals.
kingphilbert -
Color: black

I have been wearing the same pair since they were released (about 2 years or more) and they are still in great shape, minimal wear, and I wear them more than anything else I have. Great for walking and lounging. If you do need to clean them, hot water, mild soap or rubbing alcohol and a tooth brush.
o-xide -
One of the most comfortable sandals just right next to the box crater
UBERCHUCK -
just got these at a discount on ebay. The look of complete black is sharp. They seem to be a little less comfortable than the Smoke sandal. Satisfied so far but I might update my review after I've punished these a little.
oogie -
I've had nothing but great things from my split craters. They were from 2003, though, so I'm not sure if the newer ones are different. Although I don't normally pick sandals with the "toe-thingy", these are a fantastic choice. Very good fit, comfy.
RON2D2 -
Color: Grey

Well made sandal. Love the grey and yellow colorway. The front of the sandal narrows more than your typical sandal so that takes some getting used to. Sole is good and tough. Because of the light color of the sandal, dirt is easily visible but I'll take kingphilbert's advice to clean them up.
JP -
Best Slippers I ever had. They've taken me around the world. I had 'em since '01 and they finally broke on me late '07. Now I can't find 'em anywhere in my size. Hope Oakley re-releases them. I was planning on framing 'em with a picture of my travels. They look like somethin' out of a battlefield...
dan-E -
Color: Black

Needed a new pair of flip-flops and these were on my short list. They're comfortable enough that I wear these every day and they feel sturdy enough to take the daily beating that I put on them. I prefer a simple black color for my sandals but the other color combos look very nice.
jumpman73 -
Color: Black

I got these and they broke on me on the first day. Luckily enough I was about to return them for another pair. These are very comfortable. I use these for every day use. I'm not sure why the first pair broke, I think it was just a fluke. The design of these are pretty cool and they offer a lot better traction than other flip flops I've owned in the past especially when you are on wet sidewalks.
shanafan -
Very typical sandal, but fits better than most. Looks great with both shorts and jeans. I don't mind the rubber between the big toe and the second toe.
Farlius -
Cement/Black

Classy Sandal and very comfortable. The leather wrapped design is unique. I've been beating mine up for a couple years now and they're still in good condition. The leather on the front and sole shows scuff and wear but a good routine cleaning keeps them gleaming.
Feinstein -
Frame: Infra red
Lens: Vr28 BI Polarized

When I first opened the box and took them out, I thought, "They sent me Jawbones!" The similarity was so striking, I pulled out some Jawbone lenses and compared to the SpJ. They are identical in width, and the J is 2mm taller. That's it. This is not a Jacket for the faces that wear Half Jackets. It's for the faces that wear Straight Jackets. The good news is since the Jawbone vented lens style is better looking, I can shave them down to fit the SpJ with minimal work.

The Pros: The switchlock is a superior lens retention method to any previous Oakley design. It is easy and secure. The nosepads are held on far more securely than the stretch-on type of past Jackets, so they won't be falling off when you put your glasses on your ball cap. The earsocks continue the latest trend of being low profile. And finally, the SpJ has break-away earstems for added durability. Hey athletes and butter fingers of all ages, good news - this is the most durable Jacket design ever released.

The Cons: SpJ has identity issues. The lens and orbital sizes are not much smaller than the Jawbone. Try on before you buy. My medium sized head that loves Flak Jackets finds the earstems to grip more loosely than the Flaks. Combined with the heavier front half, the glasses feel less secure on the head. Compared to the Radar's vise-like clamp, I am wondering how O determines this parameter, given that they are both sport models. So if they are for smaller heads than the Jaw., why the looser fit?

I give the design a 5, the fit and proportions a 3, for an overall 4 star rating.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Polished White
Lens: Ice

After finally having the opportunity to see the Split Jacket in person and try them on, I was a bit disappointed. Although they fit well (perhaps a tiny bit loose), provided good coverage, and incorporated the "Switchlock" mechanism for easy lens replacement, they appeared to be too similar to the Jawbone. In fact, when I first saw them in the case I couldn't tell they were Split Jackets at all (thought they were Jawbones).

A great pair of shades overall, but not much different from their predecessor, unfortunately. Oakley really needs to address the SIZE of their lenses and release some similar glasses (with the Switchlock feature). Perhaps if these were a bit smaller...


Wookiemn -
Frame: Dark Gray/Silver
Lens: +Red polarized

An Oakley employee broke into my house and measured my head while I slept in order to create the most perfect fit of any sunglass I have ever tried on. These things fit my med/large round cranium like a glove. They are incredibly comfortable and take Oakley's 3 point fit to the next level of comfort. They are secure, but do not squeeze.

After the initial elation at the perfect fit, I began to notice the details. First these incorporate a small hole in the end of the earstem for a chord. Next, when I slide them on the lenses do not bend. They stay in the exact optical alignment. The styling is like the jawbone only not ridiculously huge, while still providing great coverage. The styling is also very cleaned up. I could keep writing, but you'll just have to see for yourself. Now the only problem is which color I snag next?

If I could give a 6 I would. These do exactley what they are supposed to do. Oakley has done it again.
Dwcfastrice -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium


At Last! A jawbone for the rest of us! The smaller size fits so much better than the oversized Jawbones. These are small enough to wear around town and for sport applications. The quick change lens system is just as convenient as the Jawbone. Having the Asian fit option is nice. These are super light. Just waiting for a strap kit to become available to the general public (they're available in SI applications).
TERRORISM -
Frame: Black with Silver Ghost Text
Lens: Clear Black Iridium Photochromic

After opening the box for these glasses the first noticeable difference between the Photochromic Split Jackets and others was that only one set of lenses was present. A bit disappointing to say the least.

Trying the glasses on and taking them for a "test run" in direct sunlight yielded more disappointing results: although the lenses seemed to get "darker" from the perspective of others looking from the outside, they appeared to offer almost no protection whatsoever from the intensity of the sun's rays. Unbelievable. Given the high pricepoint of the standard (and polarized) Split Jackets I expected much, much more from an even more expensive pair. Unfortunately, I was let down twice - BIG time.

The frame itself bears the interesting mark of Ghost Text, but that alone does little to justify the high pricepoint and lack of functionality. It's quite apparent why the Photochromic line doesn't do well for Oakley. Most will probably be satisfied with any of the other Split Jackets, but not so much with this pair.

letdef -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: OO Blue Iridium Polarized

Just got these today, similar to the jawbone. They fit well on my face, not too tight, not too loose. They hug comfortably as well. The lens is odd, never heard of this new OO Blue Iridium, not on Oakley’s site with the rest of the OO line. The lens is awesome, good color contrast. Got a mystery lens with this order, does not say anywhere what the second lens is, maybe grey? Nice package, excellent frame and lens.
docgauravs -
Frame: polished black/shy blue
Lens: oo black iridium polarized vented
Wonderful pair of shades.I use them for cycling and everyday use, must say they are very comfortable. these lenses are awesome for sunny condition, cut the glare dead in its track.These lenses some how make things look better by giving contrast to things. Never fog up due to vents!! Love the excellent split jacket.
iain allan -
Frame: Dark Grey/silver
Lens: Polarized red

Just got a pair off split jackets - to be honest I am disappointed. I have owned a pair of straight jackets for the last 4 years and they have been brilliant - fit prefectly. The S jackets do not fit well - they generally feel loose, especially if placed on top off the head - feel that they could fall off. They are simply not worth the money.

Save some money and buy straight jackets instead.



Tadhg -
Frame: Matt Rootbeer
Lens: Tungsten Iridium
Recently bought these and yes very similar to Jawbone not quite a big but easy to mistake a really nice piece of eyewear BUT i think i still prefer my Straight Jacket (Rootbeer also) .

thisguy -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: BI, Ice, Fire, G40

I really like the design and fit of this frame. They are light weight and comfortable the way they sit on my face. I really like the idea of the switchlock technology in this frame. I wish they would have released more colorways unfortunately.
donkjellberg -
Frame: Split Jacket Asian Fit
Lens: Rx grey transition % VR28 Black Iridium.

I picked these up not knowing they were Asian fit. I quickly replaced the Asian nose pieces with the optional non-Asian nose pieces and they fit fairly well. I compared mine with a friends who has the regular Split Jackets and we could not tell any difference between them. I guess the nose piece configuration makes them Asian and that is easily modifiable if you don't like the fit. I picked up the Wind Jacket accessory kit and they are even better. Wearing the clear lens at night blocks blue light that can disrupt our circadian rhythm. These can be worn day and night. I do notice slight peripheral vision loss including when I look downward. That is a minor inconvenience considering the protection they offer from impact and UV radiation. Worth every penny.
BiGCoB -
My review will be on a very specific use of the Split Jacket Wind Gasket.
I thought I could use that for skydiving and ... I was wrong.
When you fall down at around 200 to 300 km/h face down, you don't really want to have the gasket detaching and poking your eye/eyelid. But that's what happened. This wasn't such a great experience at all.
So, maybe for other uses it's a good idea, but for skydiving, forget about it.
o-xide -
I got the navy and I don't even wear it. It's just alright
Rick -
I have had good and bad experiences with Oakley sandals. I am pleased to say that this Split Smoke is a great sandal and very comfortable. I have the red/grey combo and I have been impressed with the durability and the comfort. I can see how the fit can be hit and miss, but luckily for me, this pair fits nice and snug. Overall, a solid sandal that won't break the bank.
joeybravo13 -
easily the most comfortable pair of sandals i have ever worn. my feet don't sweat as much in them.
i noticed there is a bit of a break in period for them though, but after a day or so they weren't rubbing any blisters
yoko -
Unlike other sandals that I tried, the sizing of this model is true. It fits my feet nicely and in a way, the softness of the rubber kill a little bit of the shock. This is the same reason why it's very comfortable to wear it the whole day. The only negative thing that I found is the strap (on some, not all - maybe a QC issue) that is in-between the toes is a little sharp.
BronzeT -
Without a doubt this sandal is comfortable.The sole looks durable not like the other brands you find that dont last a season.
One of the reason i chose this is because of the stiffer strap were you could slide your feet in unlike the softer nylon material.
The only flaw i noticed is the strap seems a bit loose.I think its suppose to be snug on top of your feet but then again it could just be me.
strake -
Color: Navy

This is just okay for me. Nothing really special. The strap is a little too stiff for my liking. I don't wear them as often compared to my Teva Sandals. It was an impulse purchase. As usual, it was the design that sold me this pair.
Icon208 -
I like 'em a lot. Problem is I have flat, narrow feet, so the strap doesn't really do a lot to hold them on my feet. I end up having to pinch the toe strap between my toes to keep them on.

Still, the look (especially the Red/Grey) is awesome.

Please, O, make more adjustable sandals!
ball5out -
I got the grey,red and white combo. Looks sporty and decent at the same time. comfy for wear at home or for going out without getting all embarassed since they aint cheap and it has a red metal O icon on the side
courtjezter -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: Clear

I've been waiting patiently for a pair of Oakley opthalmics that are a cut classier than the usual skater/techie RX configurations that they have. To tell the truth, I'm really happy to see the new opthalmics that they've introduced (ie. thread, split thread, why 4...) these are definitely Oakley products that don't scream Oakley, but still feel like Oakley quality.

I was persuaded by my store's rep to try the new split thread. The O-Metal composition is amazingly sturdy, and looks to hold its shape quite well. The metal icon is discreetly tucked away at the temples, and the chrome frame adds a level of sophistication and maturity. Oakley's new interchangeable lens kit makes finding the perfect lens shape a blast. I was looking for something more angular to go with the rimless, and settled on Lens K.

All in all, i'm super satisfied with the glasses. My first pair of Oakley opthalmics, and I'm already hooked. The only setback that I can think of is that the screws never seem to like to stay tight for long. Happened on my Why 8.0 and has happened to many customers coming into my store. But it's nothing to cry over, just buy a mini screw driver. A little tightening once a week should do the trick!
DarkJuliet -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Lens Shape I

I love the look of these glasses. The con is that I've seen construction of other frames by other companies that offer a little bit more rigidity and sturdiness to three piece drill mounts. Some companies thread the screw through the front and tighten down onto the lens with an opposing nut, securing the lens quite well. Oakley does not do this. The lens is mounted against the frame itself which wears the polycarb down and also increases the chance of the threads of the frame getting stripped. Sure, it looks better but maybe we'll a second version of this frame in the future.
Munkfish -
Frame: Polished Brown
Lens: Clear

Nice RX frame. Nothing design-wise to distinguish it, except for the protruding contact points, which add some agresiveness to the glasses. They are comfy to wear, and are usual build quality - the screws seem more reinforced than other rimless Oakleys, which is definitely a plus point!
Iwan -
Frame:Pewter
Lens: Clear
The quality is somewhat of a dissappointment. Which is even worse because they really look good on me. I've owned them for one year but they never really felt right: the screws and hinges are very lose even though I've tightend them a million times.
The earstems bend something awfull and I've never been able to get them symmetrical. Al this means that they constantly feels somewhat lopsided and fall off whenever I look down
UPDATE: I finally found an optometrist who adjusted the frame and locked the screws with some kind of glue and this made all the difference. I now like to wear them a lot: they are very light but still feel secure. I changed my rating from 2 to 4 skulls
Michael -
Frame: Split Thread Titanium
Lens: Clear, A/R, Transitions

This frame is so fragile. I had it less than a year and it has given me nothing but headaches. The screws kept getting loose and after a while, the hole was stripped. Even when they were new, the knobs that kept the frame from pivoting did a poor job. Luckily I was able to swap them for a the Spoke 2.0, which look more promising. Never rimless for me ever again just because of this horrendous experience.
O-Whores -
Frame: Blood
Lens: Clear

This has to be my favorite Rx pair. It's very lightweight, but durable. It stood up to quite a lot of abuse over the better part of 2 years. The overall visual coverage was substantial and the comfort of the frame is so far unmatched. The frame color definitely made it stand out, too.

Unfortunately, I lost my pair and have been searching diligently for a second in the same color. If I ever get the chance, I'd purchase two frames, just to have a backup. The Split Thread is that good.
DRV -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Clear

I always dreamed with a RX Oakley.In my opinion are the best rx.
I had a Police, that was awful.
I have 9 X-METAL (2 Romeo, 1 Romeo 2.0, 1 XX and 5 Juliet), so I knew the Oakley quality, design and all that you are looking for a sunglasses.
So, I asked to GOD so many times that I wish a RX Oakley.And then I won a RX Oakley, thanks GOD.I won the frame and the lens, the rx complete. I didn't spend nothing. I would go buy, but GOD used a person to gave me.
The best RX, no doubt.
chris -
Frame: crystal black
Lens: black iridium

I won these along with a pair of thump pros in an oakley polarized sales contest. i love both of these glasses, i do like the split thumps a lot more. not are the removable headphones one of the coolest things oakley has ever put out, they also transform your thumps into hijinxs. they are a little smaller than hijinx but basically the same shape. another thing that impressed me about the split thumps is how light they are, they dont feel much heavier than a normal pair of O matter frames. i did not expect the sound quality to be much, but it actually is not bad at all, it sounds really good. making the O into the controls also sets the split thumps above the thump pros. the crystal black is cool because you can see the electronics from the inside but not from the outside. i do agree with storm aniamls that they are a bit pricey, however you are buying somthing that most people do even know exist and everywhere you go it will turn heads. and its great to have oakleys superior lens in an mp3 player. i used these everywhere from sitting on the beach to going on runs. definately a great product worth checking out, glad to add them to my collection
Storm Animals -
Frame: Crystal Black
Lens: Black Iridium

MUCH MUCH more comfortable than my Thump. It fits nicely (both with and without earphones) on my average sized head. Sound quality is average but the removable earphones is definitely a plus. So you can take them off when you're not listening to music and it'll look like a normal Oakley sunnies (my Thump was a head turner everywhere). Plus I really like the idea of incorporating the controls into the Oakley square O icon.

Definitely go for the Crystal Black frame, it has that unique look where you can kind of see the electrical circuits within the frame. Looks really cool in my opinion.

Only downside: price, VERY VERY pricey for just a 1Gb mp3 player. Also expandable memory would be a good idea.
Ian -
Frame:
Lens:

I really like this frame. It is stylish, functional, and the MP3 portion is very discrete. My only real complaints are the relative lack of colorways, lack of memory, and how the top of the orbital has the extra little "strip" of plastic covering for the wires. On a side note, I hate the fact that if these have a warranty issue, they have to be sent in to Motorola, not Oakley, even if the issue is with the lens...
TERRORISM -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Warm Grey

Wandering into a local Sunglass Hut this past weekend, I had to try on a few Oakleys that I would otherwise never look at. One of those pairs happened to be the Split Thump.

At first glance I thought I had no interest in them, but since Sunglass Hut allows "easy access" to glasses and there was no need to ask an employee to "bring them out of the case" I checked them out. The fit was almost literally like a glove, with the inside electronics (in the earstems) comfortably close to my temples, and the field of view (lens coverage) was excellent as well.

What was most impressive about the glasses was the fact that the (music) earpieces were detachable, and even moreso that the electronic controls were built into the Square Icons. Kudos to the designers on those points.

The only drawback IMO was that the glasses seemed a bit large, maybe because I have a small noggin. Perhaps the style could have been a bit more "sporty" as well. But overall it was very difficult NOT to be impressed with this pair of shades.


Ian -
Frame: Polished Black 512mb
Lens: Gray

I finally had a chance to pick up a pair at a more than reasonable price. They look and fit much like the Hijinx. With that said, the only thing I've taken issue with on the Hijinx was the size. The Split Thump is slightly smaller, and the design fixes the only "flaw" in the frame of the Hijinx.

The MP3 portion is what makes these even more badass. Granted, 512mb isn't much, but I was able to put a pretty decent playlist on them with room to spare. Sound is excellent. I was surprised to hear details in songs that I regularly miss in my car and through my surround sound system. I highly recommend them.
Dwcfastrice -
Frame: White
Lens: Black Ir


Picked up the "white hot" version for a steal. Cool concept but a bit low on space IMHO. It's nice to be able to NOT have to carry around an MP3 player and have a dangling wire.

Could use unobtanium as the only time I use these is times when I'm sweating. thus, running with these on isn't great as they do tend to slide. I found that I had to constantly push up the glasses when I wore these running.

The controls are nicely hidden within the Square O icons on the earstems. They look great and functionally they work well.
american image -
splittop in brown ; very comfortable slipper , with "good" support, a nice finish,and a good overall quality feeling/finish
a bit of a mature slipper
EDIT 17 May 2006 ;
i own these , and i must say that these sandals are working excellent for me , i am not the lightest person on the planet ( 85 KG ) , but the cushioning is very well, the sandal keeps his shape , and the leather is very smooth , with some lining on the inside. the "step in"is very easy , due to the relative high toe-bridge ( correct name ? ) there is some space between the sandal and your feet when wearing it , so wear-marks arew uncommon. i have them on my feet almost all summer. i have a couple more sandals , but these are my favorites. They perform really well , and then can take some H2O.. a must have for every sandals-fan
cycling-pablo -
Black
Love this sandal!! Only thing is though after about 4 years use the sole is finally showing its age and has been worn down. Great life span though and super sweet design
Split Top -
These are by far the best sandals ever made. I had a pair for 4 years and they held up great. I wore them every day in the summer. I wish they still made these as the quality/shape/sole, etc... are no where near the original Split Top's.

I wish I could find another pair!!!
Stacy -
Color: Black and Brown

These are the most comfortable sandals I have ever worn. They are a must if you want good quality sandals for the summer.
Eddy -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: RX Clear

Just had these made, they are: Classy, stylish, discrete (the trademark O blends into the frame), light and sturdy all rolled into one convenient package, IMO they are among the best RX frames you could get from Oakley. They are surprisingly lighter than they seem, yet the frame itself is very sturdy. My optometrist was very impressed with them. If you want a pair of RX frames that you could wear on any occasion look into these, there is a very good reason Oakley hasn't removed them from their RX roster yet (unlike 90% of their other RX frames)
I do suggest though that you try them on at an optometrists office and if you like them, BUY them somewhere else *cough* EBAY! *cough* because it will save you a lot of money in your vision insurance if you have one.
Envoye Nounoune -
the nicest sports experts on the island of mtl in my opinion. they have lots of Oakley apparel, but the 2/3 are for the women, wtf? they also have two fluoro packs of the 1200 that are on the planet, pretty nice.
DAGr8 -
hey , just a heads up , I know of a Sport experts in Montreal that still has a Ducati Xmetal Colored Juliet , serial number on it is below 500 . if anyone is interested I can go grab them for ya , the only thing is here in Canada the Juliets cost an arm... and a leg ...

Sport Expert is a great 'alternative place ' to grab Oakleys

Edited : I am not refering to that particular Sport Expert .
mu11ett -
mum says these are the most comfortable thongs she's ever worn.... she has tried plenty coz she's old, in fact i had to get her a pair of her own, in ruby, so she wouldnt steal the wife's. my mum is 65, result! Oakley appeals to all ages !!
Xtremehardy388 -
I have the one with the "O" being Brown, as well.It came with my bottlerocket 2.0s. The case is okay. Not really my style but it's a case. It serves it purpose. I don't know how durable it will be. The outside of it has almost a rubber like texture. I imagine this will be good to keep it from slipping off smoother surfaces. Good case, all in all.
Farlius -
Color: Persimmon

Lost a medium soft vault and picked up the hard case as a replacement. It's just a bigger version of the Brown RX hard shell cases and does the same great job of protecting the specs. It fits all the frames I have tried in it. The Persimmon is quite the eye catcher and the outer material has a faux leather-rubbery feel to it, making it somewhat grippy. I can throw it around and my glasses are fine.
Derpitty -
These cases are durable and they really protect your sunglasses. On top of that, they look great and really demand attention.

Don't get your fingers caught when closing the case...*ouch*
O-fiend -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: Warm Grey

A simple classic look that is very comfortable and wearable. These will take you from an afternoon run with their secure fit and light weight to a three piece suit. They seem to fit a little wider than the original whisker and the square wire 3.0. The size is comparable to the Nano Wire 4.0 and is good for medium to large craniums. In a nutshell great comfort and style.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Polarized Tungsten

Similar in frame design to the original Whisker, Square Whisker incorporates the familiar "nano-like" earstems, but also enhances coverage for the orbitals. While the lens coverage has been expended for this model, the lenses curve slightly upward, giving this sunglass a more agressive styling but also leaving a slight gap under the eye. Due to the larger orbitals, these glasses would probably be better suited for large faces.

MB -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: Warm Grey

I had these shades for a week or two then returned them. They were sweet in the store, and they were a very comfortable pair of sunglasses. My gripe was that they are not as flashy as I'd like them to be. These shades would be awesome for anyone who wears a suit regularly as they look very classy. For anyone who wants the crazy looks that Oakley is famous for, stick with O-Matter or X-Metal frames, they are a lot more noticeable.
DBCooper_into_O -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: Warm Grey

Very classy look, I was looking for something that really stuck out. I had previously purchased the Nano-wire 4.0 in flat black and although I love the Black Iridium Lens in those, but really fell in love with the warm grey. I think they are designed for medium to larger faces which fit me like a glove!! Not bad at all for the price if you are looking for something dressy from the brand we all love!!
Xtremehardy388 -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Gold Iridium

A buddy in the Marines brought these back from the trading post, for me. Pretty good glasses, for fashion. They're very thin which makes me wary about wearing them to anything where they could get easily bent. Glasses are built for a bigger head (mine's pretty small) however, they're great for more casual occasions. The lenses are awesome and the Oakley "O" on the side really stands out, which I like.
Oak fiend -
Frame: polished chrome
Lens: warm grey

Wear these most of the day. Had for about 6 months now and planning on getting black iridium, pewter pair for multiple choice I'm that impressed. So light on the temple you can literally wear all day without discomfort. Suits all styles of dress sense just an awesome pair of shades
Army77 -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

The Ducati Square Whiskers are very comfortable. I can run around in them but also look stylish with a tie. Love the sleek wire frame. The frame fits great with any style face, big or small. The lenses do not wrap around face, so there are caps. The Oakley o is red and stands out as well as the red rubber. very fashionable. Though the Ducati water print is not so visible to other people. If you want to spend the money on the Ducati name, don't. Get the normal pair.
Esteban -
Frame: Ti Burnt Copper
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

I've had the same lens (VR28) on a previous square wires (12-878), and it was a GREAT lens, but I got it scratched, so I purchased this whisker (12-963) which is almost the same frame (little bigger) and lighter in weight, with the same lens which is absolutely great for driving. The only con I would mention is the small size of the nose pads, which causes me some pain in the nose... I've easily fixed that with a visit to the optics store.. They replaced them with bigger pads for u$ 3.00. GREAT GLASSES !
Rafael -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I have 2: Ducati edition and Polished Black/Black Iridium Polarized. Fit nice, no cheek contact, full eye protection. What else can you expect from Oakley? Nothing but the best!
PaulT00 -
Frame/Lens: Titanium Burnt Copper/VR28 Black Iridium Polarized; Pewter/Emerald Iridium Polarized

These remove the only problem I have with the Whisker, which is the relatively shallow orbital. The lenses are that bit bigger on the Square Whisker, providing better and more even coverage. They've got the other good things about the Whisker - light weight, strength, comfort, relatively restrained styling - and with a suitable lens make a great general purpose sunglass. For some reason they seem to be the unloved cousin of the Whisker, at least judging by the number of reviews. They suit larger heads better, but are pretty unisex in their appeal - I let my boss (female, but quite a tall, slender lady) borrow a pair for a while one day as she was having a migraine type headache, and they rather suited her in a 'biker chick' kind of way... she liked them too and didn't want to give them back!

My first pair were the Emerald Pol ones, and then less than a month later I got the VR28BIP pair in the titanium frames. As usual the Ti frames are much springier and a lot lighter than the standard ones. Perhaps fitting the slightly understated nature of the design, there are fewer 'flashy' lenses available for the Square Whiskers - the only two I miss are Ruby and OO Black Iridium Polarized. Sadly the range of replacement lenses is dwindling too as Oakley ramp these down. I can wear either pair all day and forget I'm wearing them, they're that good.
LEX7 -
Frame:Leather Wrap
Lens:Gold Iridium

wow i had no idea how cool these are. they are also huge im sure the same size as what are now called big Square wires.

most of the frame is wrapped in the snake skin looking leather and underneath is the platinum frame. an amazing crazy and rare oakley that you must grab if you get the chance!
Tick -
Frame: Leather wrap
Lens: Gold Iridium
So Pimp! It's glasses like this that can change your attitude. Gen. 1 Square Wires are pretty much the same size as the newer Big Square Wires. The orbitals & Earstems on this pair are actually wrapped in a super thin layer of snakeskin patterned leather to acheive their unique look. Even today, they don't look dated in my opinion, they just get cooler as they age. Unfortunately, I don't think the same could be said of the leather itself if they were worn on a regular basis.
oogie -
Frame: Light
Lens: Black

A bit dated now, probably more so than the e wires. However, these do seem to do a great job of making me look like a cop. So whenever I feel an inferiority complex coming on, just throw these on! ;)

The fit is fine, very similar to e wires. But with much larger, square lenses, they are probably more likely to not fit small faces.
sparra -
Frame: Light
Lens: Black Iridium

Perhaps a little dated, though they still look pretty dammed cool, depending on your face. They fit well, though it is a shame that the styling seems a little too conservative for O. Nevertheless, another good sunglass.
TDM -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black

Nice everyday shades, I have a pair as a "beater" and they've proved to be very comfortable and very hardwearing considering they're wires, the lenses are, being oakley, perfect and they suit almost every shaped head
Ian -
Frame: Leather Wrap
Lens: Gold Iridium

I've always been a fan of the Square Wire, but by the time I had the means to start buying them, they were long gone. I was able to pick up my first pair for a very reasonable price, and they just happend to be one of my first Holy Grails, the Leather Wrap. I want so badly to wear these out and about, but I'm so concerned about damaging them. Let's hope I can pick up a pair to use, so I can keep a pair in the case.
kingphilbert -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Emerald

This was head over heals above the original. The lens was slimed to a rectangle and looked much sleeker. Still tight like all the 2.0 wires but eventually released with a spring hinge. I always liked the Emerald lens but they placed it in so many bad combos and after the Juliet this was the next best placement.
Ed -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: G30

One of my favorite wire color combinations. I liked it so much on the OO-e that I got this one too. As Bong says in his review, this is a classy looking pair of shades. The shiny frame finish is a nice change from the matte or satin finishes on other wire frame colors. G30 is a great all-purpose lens but can be a bit too light on the brightest days. It enhances contrast without the sepia-toned color distortion that bronze-based lenses create.

As far as fit, these are naturally much tighter than the spring-hinged variant. While not uncomfortable, I certainly prefer the gentler tension provided by the spring hinges.

Since the orbital screws are near the nosepads, I do find the orbitals to be less rigid than the spring hinge version, which screws together near the hinges. Not a big deal, but they just seem to flex a bit more than other styles, and there is always a visible line or even a slight gap where the orbital is split.
Scot -
Frame: Polished
Lens: Fire Iridium
These were my casuals for many years until they became bent out of shape and the Fire Iridium lense started showing wear. Still have them and would love to still wear them, but they need a tune up and new lenses. Maybe someday. Tried the spring hinge frames, but did not like the loose fit.
bong -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: G30

classy looking pair of sunglasses. Black Chrome and G30 lenses make an awesome combination. the lack of a spring hinge make these fit tight, especially around the eras, and i much rather have this combination in the 2.0 SH version. other than that, no complaints.
Jonathan Tung -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Emerald

These are the best wires out there.

Of course I prefer the generation without the spring hinges. I like the tight fit against the head and my non-slanted eyebrows float nicely over the flat rectangular lenses of the Square.

Exceedingly comfortable, I give these the highest rating. I think my placement is pretty much like Phil's: Juliets first and these second.
banarno -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium
I bought some of these for my sister, and she loves them.
A very nice unisex sunglass nevertheless.
A big improvement over the old Square Wire in comfort and fit.
Optics are as usual superb, with a wide range of colour combinations, make these sunglasses hard to ignore.
wingsdjy -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Ice Iridium

Excellent style and quality, but I would definitely recommend spending the extra money for a spring hinged pair. These can be tight and hurt my temples after a couple hours of use.
Ninpomaniac -
Frame: Light
Lens: Ice Iridium

To small for me, but fit my friend just fine, so I gave them to him. Didn't like that they were bendy, too high maintenence. Cost too much for what there were. They broke a couple months after my friend had them. Led to my next purchase of X-metals, which were everything these were not except expensive ;-)
TekDragon -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Emerald
I got these when I was working at the SGH since the Emerald lens was a SGH exclusive. I think the dark frame really sets off the Emerald lens. We were told the Emerald lense was supposed to be more scratch resistent than the other colors, but I'm not brave enough to find out. I prefer spring hinges to the regular ones since I have a bigger head, but It's just to hard to part with these. They were one of the best updates of an old style Oakley's ever done.
fullback -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Red Iridium

These wires have a nice look - the brand etched on the nosepiece and the clean look of the hinges is what caught my attention. They can be worn during sports or business without standing out too much. I agree that it can get tight around the temples. Hence, the 4 out of 5.
TSIcon8 -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Ice
Cool, nice and comfortable definately a conservative look with an Oakley touch in the colorways.
ball5out -
Frame: black chrome
Lens: g30
decent looking pair to wear for all occassion. Night or day I can live with it.Not too dark even for indoor concerts
nalong86 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium

The glasses were my moms at one point. She passed them on to me when she got a new pair. they are ok. i cant wear them as they are quite small. I find the black on black to be quite boring. They are probably great glasses thought for somebody with a smaller head.
Ian -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Emerald Iridium

I bought these for the sole purpose that I wanted Square Wires, and that they were and exclusive colorway. They were also the first pair that I really didn't like wearing. The Emerald Iridium looked kinda gold and changed seemed to darken every color significantly, unlike Black Iridium. I gave them away, and don't really regret it at all. My complaint was with the lens color, not the glasses. I wish I had gotten them in Black Iridium.
Oaksarecool4eva -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Grey

Very nice pair of shades. Understated but very elegant and can be worn formal as well as sport. These have been my second pair of Oakleys for a year or more now and I really am glad I own them! Thet don't have spring hinges but that is ok as they won't cusp too tight on your temples. They are very cool looking and get some good compliments. Some people say the Oakley grey lens is nothing much! but I tend to disagree as I like the grey mainly as it allows a comfortable 18% light to the eye instead of the 10% like Black Iridium. When transmissions get down to 10% or lower that is just too dark, even in the mid summer or on snow, so grey works great! While I suppose plain grey is not very special on outside it's still a good humble performer! This style square wire 2.0 is very small, but thats how the style is meant to be! I can't see why that worries some people. The small cute size even gives them a bit of a hip fashion appeal I reckon! Notice how lots of small mens sunglass styles eg these and the penny tend to look very cool over the bigger and ugly ones! Thats a fact I reckon! Smaller and cuter = sophisticated and cooler :- )
Tim Cooper -
Frame: Pewter (With Spring Hinge)
Lens: Emerald

Simply Beautiful Combination. I love the colour green and I also love the environment and work in Conservation so I proudly sport these! The Juliet in Plasma with Emerald and these Square wire 2.0 Pewter Emerald were the best combinations like Phil said, I agree. I love the slight vintage style about these as green is a famous old time Sunglass colour! Rayban have done it for ages but rarely ever tint the mirror in green. The sunglasses also have a bit of a hip style about them! but thats not an insult they look so great! These have been my regular Sunglasses for 6 months now I would never have the heart to sell them. They look sleek ,sophistcated and very cool all 3! I won't worry about Juliets as these are metals even though they are not X-Metal, I can't see the big difference. 5 stars for these.
Xtremehardy388 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized/Bronze

I got these as a gift from my buddy in the Marine Corps. I mainly use these for work (I work at a police dept). They look very professional and are very comfortable (I have a smaller head). The Polarized lenses are mainly used in the summer time. I don't get headaches from the lenses (like a lot of reviews in other places claim). Instead, I have a much better field of vision, with these. The bronze lenses are great for the winter time, when I need some contrast. The glasses are great, especially for a professional look. The drawback is that they will bend out of shape if enough force is put on them. My buddy borrowed them and returned them bent. I had to send them to Oakley to be fixed and it was $50
bong -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Black Iridium

I think these are fairly rare (don't know how rare) as I've only seen them once on EBay and twice in real life; the first time was me buying them from a store and the second (Platinum/Gold iridium) was in a Vegas shop. They look unique in comparison to the run of the mill Square Wire 2.0's. The lenses are fairly wider from top to bottom, and the overall lens shape look like a cross between the Square Wire 2.0 and the A Wire 2.0 as the sides of the lenses are tapered back to where the hinges start. the lenses are significantly larger than regular Square Wire 2.0's, but not nearly as large as the Big Square Wires. They don't come with spring hinges, but are more comfortable than my A Wire 2.0 Thick as they don't fit as tight. The construction could be a little bit better, I've had the lenses pop out a few times, but not enough to be worried about. But these do look great (better than regular Square Wires IMO) and if you happen to find them, buy them!
bong -
i like the older black sunglasses boxes more than the newer yellow boxes. these old black ones actually has images of the glasses inside, while the newer yellow ones look too generic. the Square Wire 2.0 box shows a close-up of the frames in a very simple but artful way, makes a bold statement.
Dann -
Color: G30

I ordered the non-spring hinge version and tried to put them in my 2.0 SH. I got one in, but just could get the other. I guess the frames are slightly different and just don't work. Too bad since I'd choose G30 over Fire any day.
Pander -
Color: +Red Iridium
Because my Black Iridiums were scratched I thought I'd replace them with a little more of a special color. Like them a lot!
Kaylie -
Learning a ton from these neat aritcles.
7th Gen -
Frame: Square Wire 2.0
Lens: tinted prescription

these are my first oakleys and they have been good. well, if a frame can survive being squashed between a car door they must be good - unfortunately that's what happened to me :(
indestructible!!!!!

sometimes you do notice they feel heavy but they are great when outside and playing sports etc, they 'grip' to the head and requires no constant adjusting like ordinary glasses.
i have tinted prescription lenses in mine, and i am thinking of getting another clear prescription frame for everyday use -the split thread looks really nice :)

my only real gripe is that it should have came with a hard carry case, i mean come on, the bag will not withstand much
jumpman73 -
Frame: Light
Lens: A/R Clear

This is a great alternative for the A wires. I like these a lot. They are very lightweight and the eye coverage is very good. They are also very comfortable to wear. I found these to be a lot more comfortable than the spring hinge version. I prefer these over my A wires.
vindicator -
Frame: Square Wire 2.0 Silver
Lens: Clear

These were my 2nd Oakley RX glasses. The frame is durable, and weathered years of abuse. Fit is excellent, though the frame tends to feel a little bit heavy at the end of the day. It's all good though, just so you're reminded that you're wearing a perfectly good pair of Oakleys. :D
Mike -
Frame: Square wire spring hinge
Lens: clear, tinted
I own a pair dark frames- clear lenses that I loved so much that I bought the clear frames- tinted lenses that are the best.These frames are very comfortable that I hardly wear my contacts (If I do I wear my A wire sunglasses) I think that any of the Oakley products are well worth every penny spent.
Mike -
Frame: Light
Lens: Clear
Great pair of glasses, very tough durable frames. I bent mine slightly to make them more curved and they are even more comfortable this way. The only negative things are :is at the end of the day I do feel the weight and every so often you have to adjust them so they stay on properly. I have a few pairs of Oakley and love them all.
Dann -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Fire
I got the Square Wires off the internet used, simply because I wanted a pair of wires. I think I only saved about $30 off the retail price and in retrospect, it wasn't really worth it. The fire lens, first off, has a green tint and makes everything look murky. Had it a different lens, I would probably like them more, and in fact I tried to switch G30, but they didn't fit. The frame is nice and sturdy, and the spring hinge is somewhat cool, but I ended up giving this pair away since I never wore them.
Ed -
Review: Frame: Dark
Lens: High Intensity Blue

Got this pair from eBay... very hard to find. The spring hinges are great and keep these nicely planted on your head. My face shape more suited to the A-wires, but the HI Blue lenses sold me on these. HI Blue is like a high intensity yellow tint with a faint blue mirror coating. Perfect for overcast conditions... lots of gloomy days here in Michigan.
John -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I decided to take a big step. After, having my Straight Jackets (polarized) stolen out of my car, I bought a pair of Why 3 Titanium Leather Gold Iridium Lens.
Those served me well for a year, but I missed the polarized advantage. So, I did something crazy, I bought a pair of the new Ti Black Iridium Polarized. It might just be me, but the clarity is by far better then the Straight Jackets ever were. And the Jackets were Black Iridium Polarized also. With the Ti's objects are sharper then they would be with or with out regular sunglasses. There is not blurry haze or dark spotting. Vision is cleaned up and blues, greens, and reds are more noticeable. Plus, the Ti's weigh less then the C5, so it easier on your nose and ears. I suggest if you get the chance, get a pair of the Ti's Polarized. You wouldn't be sorry.
Dann -
Frame: Dark
Lens: H.I. Blue
I saw the HI Blue Fours while in Hawaii, and asked what other models that lens came in. They guy said it also came in a Square Wire, but was no longer made. I was tempted to by the Fours, but they also went out of production. I ended up getting the Wisdoms, but never really used them (Still have to work on snow days). Then finally per a suggestion when creating this site, I was shown a site online that was still selling them, and I was sold. They arrived a few days later and are a very beautiful pair of glasses. The dark frame looks very nice compared to most silver/pewter colored wire frames. The lenses are the real selling point. It's amazing how much they brighten everything up. You won't ever notice overcast days again with these on. They perform much like Gold iridium in terms of the contrast, even though those let in much less light. However, as good as these are in clouds, once the sun peeks out from the clouds, everything is then too bright, and you'll end up squinting a lot. The lenses tend to show every time an eyelash brushes up against it, and require constant polishing. The blue tint from the outside prevents you from looking like your just wearing yellow lenses, and gives it the Oakley edge.
Ed -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Oakley's Ti wire frames are incredibly lightweight, and the natural titanium finish is beautiful. Titanium iridium lenses make a logical combination. The only reason I gave these a 4 and not a 5 is because the "TITANIUM" lettering on my pair is somewhat misaligned so that the M almost runs off the edge of the lens. The lettering is supposed to follow the lens contour and stay a few mm away from the edge. Not a big deal, but I would expect better quality control from Oakley.
zeroshiki -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Ice Iridium

got these from a local store. because i had to send my juliet off to US later in October. tried it in the store and instantly like the fit on my face(i'm an asian btw), best among other oakley available there that time. the only bad thing about it, is it sits too close and my eye lashes keep brushing against the lenses(flat nose problem). then there's the ice lens, it's really nice compared to the fire lens, neutral colour tint and not too dark. today, the 4th day i have it, i broke the nosepiece wire. it was hurting on one side and i kept adjusting them with my barehand until one of em broke off(i know, i'm an idiot for that). luckily, i called a local oakley distributor worker(i happen to know recently) and he's very helpful to replace my frame.

update: after getting a warranty replacement, i finally get it to a perfect fit from a local optic store. it fits really well. now the only downside is that i realise i should've gotten the titaniums ones instead of the C5 alloy(lol), cos this one feels heavy after prolonged wearing. but even if i wanted to get one, they're not available here.
bong -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Fire Polarized or Ice Polarized
i've got two sets of lenses for this frame, and switch them around once in a while. both the polarization works really well, cutting glare dramatically withouth making everything looking artificial. Fire Polarized's got a dark, greenish tint and tends to make things a bit monochrome. it's like a mix between a neutral lens and a contrast lens but doesn't do well in either catagory. but it's a really cool looking lens color though... the Ice Polarized has a nice, grey neutral tint and is much more understated than the Fire; both look great on the silver frames.

the frames itself however, doesn't seem to be as sturdy as other Wire models. the metal feels brittle and easily bent. i also had a problem with one of the nosepiece connection and the wire broke off the frames. Oakley replaced the frames and sent me a new pair, but still feels flimsy. as for the design, it's simple and not too flashy; nothing really stands out. i wished the lens shape and size would be like the previous version Square Wire, these are too small and let light in fairly easily, not to mention they look small on my face. i only bought them because i wanted something with Fire Iridium Polarized lenses, and i think these are the only Wires that has them.
Ed -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Black Persimmon

Very good-looking lens/frame combination. I've been a Square Wire fan for some time now, so I decided to add this one to the collection. The Dark frame is a basic, no-nonsense color and goes together well with the orange lenses. Black Persimmon provides the same contrast-enhancing view as standard Persimmon or HI Persimmon with a lower-key appearance due to the lightly mirrored Black Iridium coating. Great for cloudy or hazy days.
UBERCHUCK -
Frame: Titanium Frame
Lens: Black Polarized

The wire series is Oakley's best use of Titanium. The weight of the X Metals can't be justified for the cost. All around these are my favorite Oakley's. I do like the increased contrast of the gold or titanium iridium lenses but there is nothing to complain about here. They certainly take a lot of the eye strain out of bright days. This is also the best fit I've ever experienced in the Oakley line. They hold tightly but I forget I even have them on sometimes. The only thing that anyone might have a problem with these is the coverage area. Some light will sneak in from some angles.
Schulze -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Titanium

This is an excellent, lightweight, and good looking pair of glasses. Ti Iridium is better looking than Black. Coverage is a little lacking, but it still gets 5 stars.
D Pham -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

These are a great pair of sunglasses. These are my very first pair of Oakleys and I do not regret one bit in buying them. Sure they're a bit expensive but totally worth it. I really haven't had a chance to try out the polarized effects of 'em, but I'm sure they'll be handy since I'm near the water all the time. I've only got one bad thing to say about these, because of its design, the curvature of the frame had a tendency to have your eye lashes touch the lenses. I don't think I have long eyelashes, but just a minor thing to point out. It also leaves smudgy oil marks from your eyelashes. Yeah, I know, what in the world?

But in all, real conservative look, fits real nice with the spring hinges. Good for the small/medium face.
Iwan -
Frame: multiple
Lens: multiple
I really like this frame and that's really strange because I've never looked good with any kind of 'square' frame. I think that it's becuase they are surprisingly small and a lot more rectangular than square. The fact that they are really small though does mean the coverage isn't all that great so not for rally bright days. The spring hinges work great and I haven't had any frame with problems. I also like the fact that there are a lot of colorways to choose from.
Plan-B -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Ice Iridium Polarized

These were my 3rd pair of Oakleys ever. When I got these, I had a pair of Half Jacket XLJs and a pair of Romeo 2.0s. I wanted to get a pair of sunglasses to wear while walking between buildings at work. But they also had to look professional with a dress shirt and khakis. These fit the bill nicely. In hindsight, I probably didn't need to shell out the extra $50 for polarized lenses since I don't often drive with them. Then again, these are the only ones in my collection that really fit well when I'm wearing my full-faced Arai helmet. So they do have some benefit in filtering out reflected glare while I'm riding.

The spring hinge is really the killer feature on these sunglasses. They make them comfortable for heads of all sizes. Even my mutant-sized noggin is comfortable in these. The only real draw back is that, for their size, they really should feel a little lighter. If I were to redesign these, I'd probably make the embossed Icons and stretch logo (across the nosebridge) a contrasting color.
Iggy -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Black Iridium

These were my first pair of Oakleys ever, getting them after several months of contemplation. Its not too flashy, seeming to have one of those more classy, conservative looks. Yet, it still retains that distinctive Oakley edge we love so much. Great for formal occasions!

It also gives off such an authoritive air.

About the weight; a lot of people say that it's heavy. There's some truth to that, but after wearing X-Metals, I don't think its much of a problem at all. The spring hinges contribute to the comfortability of it as well.

I wouldn't say its a must, but its definitely a nice pair to have.
O-minous -
Frame: Dark
Lens: +Red Iridium

The classic shape with universal appeal is made even better I think, with spring hinges. This particular combo is unusual and somewhat of a contradiction as it features the subtle deep blue/black (‘Dark’) frame with the oh-so-hard-to-miss +Red Iridium lenses. Personally I think these are more blue/purple/pink than red, though it really does depend on the angle you look at em from like with most Iridium’s. They’re pretty decent to look through and the 15% transmission along with the grey/green tint is good for most any lighting condition. I have found the +Red’s are very easily scratched so handle with care.

The fit is secure thanks to the SH’s though you probably wouldn’t wear these for high intensity sports and the lens coverage is minimal as with most wires. Hard not to get noticed in these so if you’re looking for something a little more classic and conservative try the Ice or Black Iridium versions.
O.T.T. -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Black Iridium

My first pair of Oakley's. My dad brought them back from the states. It took me about a week of staring at oakley.com to make my decision but I defenitely wasnt disappointed. The solid black look together with the spring hinges make these look good and also makes them very versatile. Excellent for bright conditions.
bong -
Frame: Dark
Lens: HI Blue

an absolutely beautiful pair of sunglasses. the Dark frame works best with the Square Wire 2.0, and feels much stronger and sturdier than my Silver/Fire Polarized pair for some strange reason. the HI Blue lenses are absolutely amazing, they make any cloudy day seem lively and inviting, and the blue mirror adds an Oakley edge.
bong -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Black Persimmon Iridium

everything i've said about the Dark Square Wire 2.0 still rings true, and might i add that these are one of the most comfortable Wire frames Oakley makes. the Spring Hinge is secure but doesn't squeeze your head above the ears like the non-spring hinge Square Wire 2.0 does. the Black Persimmon Iridium lenses are very classy looking, and offers very nice contrast.
dan-E -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Fire Iridium

Like most other Oakley wires, these are very lightweight, comfortable to wear and attractively designed. I'm not a fan of the Fire lens but those that are should appreciate the way the lenses match with the with orange Unobtanium on the earstems. It makes for an attractively eye-catching color combination. If the shape of your head dictates square frames, you'll love these.
fin7 -
Frame: Dark s/h
Lens: H.I Blue

Beautiful looking sunglasses, love the dark frame and the blue reflection on the lens. best of all is when you put these on, miraculously the sun comes out and the whole world brightens up.
seem to need more cleaning than other lenses but well worth a look. Call these my happy glasses
O-minous -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Persimmon Black Iridium

Been wanting a pair of low-light glasses for a while then got a good deal on these. You just can’t go wrong with the Square wire 2.0 SH frame. The Persimmon Black lenses are so good I find myself hoping for cloudy days. 5 stars doesn’t do these justice.
Kognyto -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Titanium Iridium

I've had these sunglasses for about two weeks now, and I have to say I'm really glad I bit the bullet and got them. When I got these in February of 2006, and there was only one place that still had them in stock (backcountry.com).

The titanium frame was a must for me, since the reduced weight makes a wearing them much more comfortable. I compared the weight of the titanium frames with the C5 alloy frames at a local store, and there is a considerable difference. I highly recommend the light-weight titanium frames for anyone who prefers metal to plastic and will be wearing their sunglasses for any length of time.

The titanium iridium lenses were surprisingly good. They add nice contrast to blues and reds. I was a little disappointed that they add a slightly yellow hue, but I soon grew accustomed to and now prefer how much gray they cut out. I should also note that they are very nice for bright conditions such as intense summer sun, or sunny and snow, but are also decent in lower light conditions.
Icon208 -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Black Iridium
My second pair of Oakleys; got 'em for free, in fact. I was originally going to use them as my primary sunglasses, and for about two months they worked out great. Subtle but sharp-looking style and narrow enough to fit my face (long but narrow). The original width squeezed a little but I bent the thinner portion of the wire under the earsocks so they wouldn't have to sit over or under my cap, and that solved the squeezing problem too. I've sold a bunch of them and they look good on most males, including teenagers. Not a fan of the way they look on women.

I switched mine to Rx later on (Ti Clear) and they turned out to be a little too heavy with the heavier Rx lens for everyday wear.
Icon208 -
Frame: Ti Pewter
Lens: Titanium Iridium
I got these a month ago, to replace my C-5 model (broke a spring hinge). They're much lighter- about half the weight without lenses.

This pair I immediately put my Rx lenses in, and they are incredibly comfortable. The finish looks a little better, too- I'm not completely sold on the Dark Carbon C-5 finish because it has a slight blue tinge to it.

Pricey, of course, but well worth the extra hundred bones if you're going to be wearing them all day.

NB: Rx lenses for the C-5 Square Wire won't fit perfectly in a titanium frame. The C-5 frames stretch a little, whereas the Ti is much more rigid, so an Rx lens with more than -5 power will pop out if you try to tighten the eyewire screws all the way. Tightening them halfway has worked just fine so far.
addicted2o -
Frame: silver
Lens: black iridium polarized
my bro's oakleys...i tried them on and can't say they fit my face perfect...but they are really nice...really light and spring hinges are great...a bit dark though but overall nice pair of classic glasses with the oakley twist, that makes it stand out from other ordinary glasses
ppls_chmpion -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Blue Iridium Polarized

One of the few pairs of sunglasses i've ever owned that showed no distortion and excellent sharpness from "corner to corner". Blue on silver, what can i say? Ever since i bought these sunglasses more and more people have been getting the same color because they just look so damn good. One word to Oakley, change the angle of polarization EVER SO SLIGHTLY, because as it stands the polarization really cuts out the contrast on LCD screens like debit-card keypads and LCDs on clocks. But overall, you haven't worn sunglasses until you have worn the SquareWire2.0 with polarized blue lenses.
O-minous -
Frame: Dark
Lens: H.I. Blue

I'd heard a lot about the H.I.lenses and how good they were in low light conditions. This is true for the most part, except that they're useless at night or indoors because of the internal reflections and flare caused by artificial light sources. I was hoping to use them for night driving. but that's not possible at all. Nice to look at though.
Pander -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Black Iridium

Great pair of sunglasses. Very light, don't feel it on your head. Great visibility with no limitations what so ever.
Too bad they aren't that strong. Had this one bent a couple of times.
Lung7707 -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Black Iridium Polarzied
I got these glasses about a year ago. I wouldn't call them a mistake because they are very well made and the lens is super clear/sharp. However, when I tested them in the store they seem to fit me well, but when I go out into the sun, I get alot of light coming thru the sides and top of the fame. Maybe its just my face. A nice pair of glasses just the same.
O-minous -
Frame: Titanium Pewter
Lens: VR28 Blue Iridium Polarized

My third pair, these are the top of the food chain as Square Wires go. All the usual SW goodness like the nice fit and style with the incredibly light Titanium frame means you easily forget your even wearing them. The VR28 Blue polarized lense is now oficially my favourite, with it's warm "sepia" hue that somehow makes the world a better place to be in. If you're only ever going to get one pair of SW's, make it these.
contrabandit -
Frame: Dark
Lens: H. I. Blue
A bit on the small side for me, but great styling. The square wire seems very harmonic in its design. But the reason i use them, allthough a bit on the small side, are the lenses, they SMOKE!! I am hooked on H.I. Blue and until i get another frame with theese lenses the Square Wires will be in rotation. Not to sure i like the spring hinges though - i prefer the tight fit of the non springe hinge version.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Dark/Black Iridium
Lens: Black Iridium

Not a very big fan of these. I like the Big Square Wires better. My head is just way to big for these. Suprisingly, I felt like these had pretty good eye coverage for being small. They actually felt comfortable even for my big head.
Icon208 -
Frame: Dark Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium
What a classic. It's a shame these are being phased out because for many of us little-head types it was the only wire that worked. Great look- a trad wire frame, but with a subtle Mad Science edge in the thick logo'd nosebridge and flaring earstems.

Bring them back!
E-Mailman -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Fire

The look is of a street racer, and this was the first pair I bought for me fiancee. She really lvoes it, but somehow after a year and a bit, the arm socket on the left side popped out. I have to pay $25 Canadian to replace the whole frame since they won't do repair jobs. Plus, the orange ear sockets are no longer available and I was told only Black.
David -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Irid Polarized

These glasses are a classic smooth unitary design that fits very well (due to its spring hinge design) for a small to medium-size face. The lens are very good for bright conditions. It also folds up neatly and fits in any small case for very easy carrying. I like this design a great deal. I have three of them.
DoctorCrip -
Frame: Titanium Pewter
Lens: Titanium Iridium
What initially drew me to this particular colorway was the fact that the "O's" on the temples stand out due to the the color contrast between the them and the frame. Once I tried them on, I was hooked. In my opinion the Titanium Iridium is the perfect lens because it's so close to black in appearance, but when looked through it brightens things up therefore making it equally good for lower light situations. The frame is also near perfect in both shape and color, not to mention very lightweight courtesy of the titanium.
JimBob -
Frame: Titanium/ Titanium Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized/ Titanium/ VR28 Blue Iridium Polarized

Having owned non-titanium Square Wire frames it was such a relevation when I got my hands on a pair made from titanium. Weighing in at 18 grams they are light enough to wear all day without discomfort. I find the curvature of these frames to be perfect for my face and the adjustable nosepads and ear stems (as long as you're careful) and spring hinges mean that they fit me perfectly. I thought these were that good I ended up buying another three pairs.

Between the frame colors I prefer the Titanium over the Pewter. The Pewter also shows damage more readily - having dropped both frame colors, the lighter base colour of the frames in the Pewter shows through when the coating is scratched or chipped, unlike the Titanium color.

In the Titanium color, these are my all time favorite Oakley sunglasses.

As for the lens tints, I'll do separate reviews in the lenses section.
Lali -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Ice Iridium

I bought this from a fellow member (thanks Paul) in used condition. When I opened the box I noticed that this glass is quite heavy compared to my A-Wire. On the other hand it also feels stronger too. The overall fit is better than the glass mentioned above and the spring hinges are also a nice extra.
Lali -
Frame: Titanium Pewter
Lens: Titanium Iridium


After having the C-5 version of this eyewear, I decided to buy the Titanium edition. Since I couldn't find with VR28 Blue Iridium Polarized, I bought it with Titanium Iridium. And how glad I am that I chose this color combo.
The dark pewter frame and the bright metal "O" icons are simply amazing. The laser etching on the lens is also a looker! So, I'm pretty sure I don't want to wear my old C-5's as often as these glasses.
biceps -
Frame: Silver
Lens:Fire Iridium
These sunglasses look spectacular and this is all due to the fire lenses if you are looking for a pair of sunglasses to turn heads then these are the pair.
They are very comfortable due to their unobtanium components and very ligth. However they are a larger fit than some of the other oakleys which I own.
ShadyOak -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Fire Iridium Polarized

I got a great deal on these (viva craigslist!) and really like them for casual wear. With the springe hinges they are very comfortable and being a wire I can tweak them for my fat nose to get a perfect fit. The coverage is good enough for driving and most general wear despite the smallness of the lenses. They are just big enough to not look totally goofy on my face, any smaller and they wouldn't work for me.

The fire lenses scream "look at me!" which I really like, most of the time. I also like the polarized version of this lens better than non-polar. For some reason it is just more pleasant to look through and of course blocks glare very well. The matching orange earsocks are a nice touch. My only complaint with the lenses is that the fire iridium scratches easily.

Overall I like these because they manage to get attention while still being a classy/casual frame.
jrob -
Frame: Square Wire 2.0
Lens: grey polarized

I've bought three pairs of these in two years. Comfort/optical quality is superb. Why the "3" rating? The spring hinges fail and break for absolutely no reason, on every pair. I move the glasses from the top of my head to my eyes and back. Oakley fixes them; my latest pair broke within two months of warranty expiration. Excellent RMA service, but shame on Oakley for charging $200 for a set with this known problem.
Chris -
Frame: light
Lens: black iridium
Loved them, but after 10 months the right hinge popped out/spring broke one day for no reason. so I am sending them back under warrenty, even though by the time I go around to sending them in they were out of the warranty period. nice service.
timc24 -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: Gold Iridium

Just got these Brand New 23-4-2010 from a Florida Seller through ebay, got them sent International Post to me here in Australia, An extremely Hi-tech looking pair of optics! Very sophisticated and cool combined! I love the small chic styling! The spring hinges is a top feature. I Put them on today and instantly got attention from the chics as I was coming home from work! The lenses in Gold Iridium are great for partly cloudy and overcast days. Don't know so much about bright sun, where I think a dark grey base would be more appropiate than the brown base of Gold Iridium. But these will be with me as my overcast day glasses for as long as they hold! So nice!
The Dealer -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Titanium Iridium

After buying a pair of Ti C-Wires (and loving them dearly) I came across a good deal for a pair of Ti Square Wire 2.0's. I did at one time own a pair of T-Wire 2.0's, and liked the look of them, but never really got into them due to the lack of a spring hinge. I've been searching for a pair of these for a while, since the price of them are usually very high due to scarcity (and demand). But, behold, a pair came my way and I am in awe!! From the 'Titanium' scrolled behind the nose-bridge to the cool little applique 'O' emblems on the temples, the true 'titanium' color and the much-needed spring hinges, these are one of the finest pairs of Oakley's to come off the assembly line! Overall, not much more could be asked other than perhaps a few different lens color options. At about 1/2 the weight of the C5 alloy counterparts and a substantial increase in rigidity, these are THE best pair of 'square wires' that Oakley has ever produced!
Glen -
Frame: All
Lens: All
They should all have Oakley Square Wire on the arm.Also a # under the right ear sock. No # there not real !!! The # is for Frame color & lens combo. the # will look like 71-106G Some of them will have a sticker H with little water droplets it stands for Hydrophobic. I hope this will help you so you don't end up with fakes.
LIEUTENANT -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: vr28 polarized

I actually saw them for the first time here on o-review,thanks to the remarkable job Dann has done over the years(I first traced the site in early '05).But the moment I saw them,I just stuck with them.and apart from this,I was lucky enough to find them in a store not far away.What can I say?They are light sturdy,durable,their appearance is killer.Unlike the gold iridium lens,that doesn't match with everything,the vr28 polarized peer matches solid strong,and is much smoother to the eye.They also have rootbeer earsocks that make them special and the fit a just perfect.But I especially like their shape.Unlike the c wire that don't fit me at all,'cause of my round face,they are just perfect on me,and they're one of the three old wires that fit me that much(with the other two being the a wire and the wiretap).Oakley sure has really released a lot of classic stuff,but I feel no sorrow at all for not being able to wear the minutes because of their smaller size.I've got the square wires to incompensate me.They're so great.
b2r -
Frame: Dark
Lens: Black

These are just good wires. They are well-built and a good fit. Unless the C-Wire they still look good today. Although they are a bit small for the modern taste.

The Dark / Black combination is a very nice one. Basic and nearly a black shade. Fits to everything.
edthedog -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: VR28 Polarized
My frame also had the arm fall off. All sorts of bother getting it warrantied as I bought from an Outlet store.

Not impressed, to be honest.
Pander -
I love the older boxes where the glasses themselves are printed on, that way you have a lot of different boxes. The new boxes were always yellow and the latest all white, bit boring.
DoctorCrip -
The black and white frame-specific boxes, such as this one, were the greatest. The design on them is perfect and the picture of the frame is a work of art. Bring these back please!
b2r -
Like all the old boxes they were real collectors pieces. I would love to have those boxes back on the new Oakleys.
Awesome Guy -
Frame: Titanium Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
I managed to get 3 pairs of these for $75 and it was probably the best deal of my life. The frames look and feel great and are very comfortable. I haven't tested out the hydrophobic lenses but the black iridium polarized lenses look maybe a little better than the older version...nothing too noticable. The titanium frame models also come with a hard vault which is an awesome addition.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Olive Chrome
Lens: Dark Bronze

I wasn't a big fan on the color scheme on these. The olive chrome is kind of wierd to me. I liked the brown chrome a lot better. I didn't feel like the olive chrome went well with the dark bronze. Either way, the square wire 3.0 is still very comfortable to wear and light weight. Eye coverage is also very nice.
OsmosisJones -
Frame: Any
Lens: Any

Excellent colorways for such a classy looking frame. Defaintely a must-have. Not too heavy, very simple, yet refined at the same time. I can't stress how nice the colorways look in real life.

For example Brown Chrome is 10 times better looking in person than in real life.
brian -
Frame: any
Lens: any
Kinda nice to have another option for the Oakley/Razr Bluetooth piece.
american image -
Frame: pewter
Lens: warm grey
the square wire 3.0 is a great piece to wear , BUT on the right side of the unobtanium rubber, the phrase "MADE IN USA" is rather thick, and after a while of wearing it, you begin to feel the txt on your head ( at least i do )
further than that, i like them better than the sq.wire 2.0
because of the bigger lens.
the warm grey lens is very easy on the eyes, making it an allround lenstint to wear. the pewter frame is of a classic beauty, very distinguished . i like the overall colour of the 3.0
Judge21 -
Frame: Brown Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium
A litlle heavy but i like my glasses to have some weight. My first pair with the VR28 lenses and what a remarkable lense, shame on me for going so long without experincing this lense
The2ndSaint -
Frame: Brown Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

My (now) favorite lens in an understated, tasteful frame. Extremely comfortable for long-term wear, though as with any spring hinge the trade-off for increased comfort is a looser fit. Doesn't matter, 'cause they're not designed for sports anyway.

All in all, a new classic, and possibly the best wire frame Oakley's ever produced. My humble opinion, of course.
mbrogz3000 -
Frame: Brushed Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized
I bought these back in February. My first experience with Oakley polarized, and all I can say is that 'liquid fusion process' technology lives up to the hype. When driving, your vision pierces through windshields of oncoming traffic, and lets you check out the women driving. The frame is ultra high quality, and you can really feel it on your face. However, they really do provide for all day comfort. The finish is a very nice, and the brushed finish downplays the bling of chrome. Still deciding whether to take up one of the good deals for razrwire on ebay, then I'll have both pairs compatible with the bluetooth module.

VR28 Black Iridium Polarized is perfect for partially cloudy days. These are also perfect for driving, as the vr28 somewhat enhances contrast. Although recommended for 100% clear and bright days, use something else with a gray or blue basecoat, otherwise you will probably be squinting with these if you are outside all day.
Pander -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Warm Grey

These are classics already, with such a heritage aas the Square Wire, the third must be great. And I tell you, it is! I specifically choose the Pewter - Warm Grey combo for it's overall classic look. The non-Iridium together with the soft and elegant Pewter makes the New Square Wire good for all occasions, low or bright light, sporty or classy, it's all possible.
Perkasa -
Frame: Olive
Lens: Dark Bronze

My wife chose this colour for me (I think she made the right choice! Other frame colours look dull compared to Olive). This is timeless classic! I wanted an aviator type sunglasses, but this is the only frame that would fit my Razrwire Bluetooth Module. Close enough.

Apparently my typical flat Asian face combined with longer-than-average eyelashes cannot wear this frame properly. Despite having the nose stems adjusted by optician twice, the glasses are still too close to my eyes, letting my eyelashes brushing the lenses.

Apart from the eyelashes problem, this frame is very comfortable. The spring hinge helps keeping it in place. I use the Razrwire's bluetooth module with this frame while driving. The coverage is great, and does not have blank spot (brought by thick arms) like Gascan or O Rokr.

The Dark Bronze lens, being contrast lens, is good for driving. However, it is a bit too dark for most situation in the car bar the full sunlight. I could not find good time to wear this glasses during the Australian winter. Only in the beginning of spring I can use this glasses more often while driving. I guess VR28 or Bronze would be a better choice for driving lens.
rebelmachine2000 -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I have only posted a few reviews so far but this product, like the other products I reviewed, are difficult to fault. In fact I find most Oakley products to be flawless and these are no exception.

The fit is excellent for my oval shaped face. The adjustable nose pads are greatly appreciated because my nose is not perfectly symmetrical so each pad must me positioned individually to get a level fit. The lenses offer unmatched clarity and minimal distortion, but are prone to scratching so care must be taken in their handling. The matte black finish is durable and resilient.

What I enjoy most about these glasses is the impact resistance which allows me to wear them all day and continue to wear them when I go to the shooting range---no need to switch to cheesy looking safety glasses like I wore in high school science class.
nalong86 -
Frame: Brown Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

These glasses are very nice. The color of the lens and frame compliment each other very nicely. They are beautiful to look at and the VR28 is beautiful to look through as well. They provide good coverage for a wire. The VR28 lens provides decent protection in bright sunlight, but is very well suited for moderate light conditions. I would prefer if they were not a spring hinge becuase it would add more stability to the frame but overall a great pair of wires
nismohks -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Brown transitions

The frame is a quality sturdy design.
The arms are too thick and causes rubbing against the ear, which makes my ears sore after a while. Would be better if the arms were thinner.
Visually amazing, so good that it takes some getting used to if you
are wearing oakleys for the first time.
Transition lenses arent bad, but could go clearer indoors.
I'm really happy with my first oakleys, apart from the slightly uncomfortable fit.
Mike -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium

Ducati version. I don't know why but only ducati matte black looks nice on me. Wanted to get the polarized matte black version but it didn't look too good on me. weird. Red icon and socks real cool and makes all the difference from a design that non Oakley fans won't know what brand it is (matte polarized) to a distinct Oakley.

Its super lightweight too and makes me look sharp in working clothes or a black suit. Very very sharp for formal wear. Feel kinda like Neo too, heh
Pez -
Frame: Titanium Polished Black
Lens: VR28 Polarized
***NEWS FLASH***
ALL OAKLEY POLARIZED LENSES ARE NOT EQUAL! These are by far the most underrated set of Oakley’s ever. That was the first thing I realized when I bought these. This is the first pair of VR28 tinted lenses and they are fantastic for all lighting conditions. I thought Titanium Iridium were good for all light, but these are much better. Not as dark and the contrast is superior in every respect. Very pleased with the color, how have I missed this color all these years???

As far as the Polarization, as with any Oakley pols. They are fantastic. Just like every other polarized pair I own these are perfect for cutting through glare. So what makes these so superior to all the others? Anti-reflective coating, plain and simple. With every other pair of lenses I have there is a huge amount of ghosting. You see your own face and eyes when looking through normal lenses. With these ghosting is all but completely eliminated giving very even coverage. You can see in much darker areas because of this. The 12:00 sun doesn't blast your eyes from the back of the lenses.

Last but not least the lenses are Hydrophobic, just like Radar these are easy as hell to clean. As well as water and sweat just rolls off of em. All of this is what makes these lenses far superior to the standard Oakley Polarized lenses by a very large margin. (You pay for it though!)

OK if you're not sold already on the lenses alone, the frame will definitely impress. While they are much larger than the square wire 2.0 they are much lighter. Titanium of course makes for a very light and very strong frame. No worries about bending or deforming and your lenses popping out like you see sometimes with C-5 frames (Crosshairs, I'm looking at you!). This in my opinion also one ups the Nanowire line strictly because of greater sturdiness. I don't think the Nano's will snap very easily, but you can't help but handle them like an infant. The New TI squares have all the benefits of the Nano's, without the delicate drawbacks.

Spring hinges = A+ Love how they just conform to your face without unnecessary stress.

Last but not least- Razrwire compatible frame, the Razrwire module is pretty cheap too at $60.

Any way this is the best and most practical pair of Oakley's I own. I love my Juliets, I love my Leather mars, Zero .3's, ruby clear why 3's, Radars, etc etc etc, but none are as professional looking or have the clarity of the New Square wire's. No, they are not the most exciting genre bending Sunny's I've ever seen. They didn't blow my mind when I first saw them, they simply represent the pinnacle of the best of the best that Oakley can do.
Kododrummer -
Frame: Titanium Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium Polarised

Despite these not being my favourite (X-Metal XX's TiO2's) or comfortable (Crosshair Titanium) pair of Oakleys I own I probably were them the most, since they are the happiest medium of fit, look (or 'smartness' - use them for work mostly) and glare reduction (it's bright here in Western Australia and NOTHING copes with that better than Black Iridium Polarised).

The design suits my face well and the coverage of the lens is good. They do begin to rub the bridge of my nose after awhile, despite my efforts to alter the fit, maybe it's the way the spring higes seem to draw your face into the glasses?
TimC -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Warm Grey

These are a classic! These are finally a Square Wire that fits my face well! I think Oakley realized the predecessor the 2.0 was a bit small for most melons so they made this new one bigger! What I like about this model is it is a perect size! Not too small to look silly and not too big to hide a nice face! My face suits rectangular frames best! Anyone done that online thing about how to pick sunglasses to suit your face shape? I recommend it as so many people are walking around in styles that don't suit them!

Anyways the fit is very comfortable for me I can wear them all day and not feel it. The warm grey is a suprisingly great lens not too blue based like the original grey was These warm grey makes everything outdoors look neutral and how it supposed to be. Also It performs here in my state of Western Australia very nicely. Anyone familiar with the Western Australian Summer knows that it gets very bright! I am a fan of wire frames and x-metals. These frames always look more mature looking than immature plastic sunglasses! Plastic are not noble enough as they are made of plastic! Plus with the wires and x-metals you can keep the frames into your old age and they always suit well! I see John Travolta wears these in the film "The Taking Of Pelham 123" They look great on John!
Celicagame -
Frame: Matte Black (Ducati)
Lens: Black Iridium

Got these at a great price and at the time they look good on me but once I started to grow my hair out it didn't look the same. I wore the less and less and then gave them away to an uncle. Great classic style too I bought my dad a pair and he loves them
Jon -
Frame: Brushed Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

My oh my...I've been searching for a pair of these for a long time. I love the Nanowire 4.0, but the lenses were a little big on my head. The 2.0's were perfect, but I felt they were a little fragile. I looked around and found the Splinters, these, and the Square Whisker. I am really glad I went with these. The splinters were out of my price range (the non MPH ones), and the Square Whiskers were a little tight. These fit perfectly, and the spring hinges made them even better! Hands down one of the best fitting wireframe's.
My only small problem with them, is that they seem a bit heavy. This may be unfair to say though, because I mainly have O-Matter frames and of course, the Nanowire's. These took awhile to get used to, but after some time you couldn't even tell they were on. The coverage is great and the grip is amazing. Highly recommended!
japaner -
Frame: Olive Chrome
Lens: Dark Bronze

The design is very classic and standard, nothing special. Even though the Chrome looks really nice ( doenst look like there is any kind of olive in it) and the dark bronze lenses are okay, the combination doesnt look very well in combination. Since this is nearly my 20th pair of Oakleys ( first pair of square wire) i am kinda disappointed for some reasons. When i squeeze the frame with my fingers, the lenses make kinda "clack" noise. The frame itself doenst seem very solid. The first thing i`ve done was buying some other lenses, so that these glasses at least looking good in my showcase ( custom lenses in that case).
TimC -
Frame: Light
Lens: Black Iridium

This colour combination definitely In my opinion looks the best! The titanium grey silver frames really matches a perfect contrast in union with the black iridium lenses. I'd recommend these over all the other combinations as looking the most expensive and classiest! What I like most is these look great on old to middle aged people as well as the young! The design is perfect for most face shapes. The good old not too big/ not too small. We ideally want our sunglasses the perfect size and with these you get that! A bold classy fashion statement and strong quality sunglass. The new Square wire is by far the best yet from Oakley (especially in this colour combination)! I don't think I will never need another pair of sunglasses again by the quality and style of these!
Dann -
Color: Black
I've head this hoodie for a few years. It's very durable and fits very nicely, while keeping warm during the winter months.
kingphilbert -
Color: Navy with Mesh Skull

I have owned two Oakley sweatshirts, both hooded, neither being this particular one. The first one featured the Mesh Skull on the chest with a small reflective Icon logo on the rear of the one sleeve. Heavy, comfortable and most excellent. The second is Black with the Chainsaw Icon Logo. To my dismay this one was not as heavy, the fabric was scratchier, thin and it fit smaller than the other though being the same size. I haven't tried another sweatshirt recently but I do believe that Oakley still makes and excellent sweatshirt and usually overcomes any problems seen in a previous model.
o-xide -
Color: Heather Grey

Nothing too fancy or special about this except for the print. The squid is mechanically amazing (printed on both side of the sleeve...to top it off, the Oakley Icon right on the middle is amazing. I Love IT!
bong -
the all-purpose Watch finish by Oakley... which is to say it's the most common. it's a silvery based Stainless Steel in a smooth, satin finish that resists scratches better than polished finishes. like oogie says, you can't go wrong with this finish.
sparra -
Cool finish, scratches don't show up very much (which is great), and looks excellent with most styles and faces.
x-metalman -
Looks way nicer than in the stock photos. Accents Blue Chrome very well.
oogie -
I think this is the basic "can't go wrong" watch color. Looks nice without drawing undue attention.
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bong -
Stainless Steel Honed is just that, Stainless Steel Honed. it offers a matte, satin finish that looks dressy and understated on a GMT.
jumpman73 -
The stainless steel polish is another awesome color option for a watch. Its is very brilliant especially when the sun shines right on it. Just be careful to not bump into anything to keep the scratches away.
bong -
Polished finish in Oakley Watches are the most eye-catching of things. looks awesome on a Judge or GMT... the way light catches on these highly sculpted watch casing and watch band is utterly amazing. pictures just doesn't do Polished finish justice.
oogie -
I have the Blade in this band color. It's an amazing combination of really being flashy, yet well refined and totally acceptable. Very mirrored, it's like a man compact. :) A superb option for any GMT or Blade.
oogie -
Got this purse for my wife. She uses it as her basic weekend purse. Not quite large enough for many gals, but a perfect Oakley purse when you don't need to cart everything around. I especially like the AP hooks and logos.
x-metalman -
Color: Navy
One the most comfortable hats I've worn. The color scheme is great. The embroidery on either side is very well done.
apostrophe -
Color: black

Standard Oakley T, is expensive but top-notch material and fit. These T's seem to keep their colour for a longer time than most which is good, the shirt has the S.I. triangle on the front and a metal O icon on the back shoulders.
o-xide -
Color: Black
I just really like the logo of the S.I.
Isotope -
Made out of very soft cotton with a nice design. Shirt itself deserves a 5, but the price is far too much.
dlv6177 -
just saw it on tv and there is also an O sign on the side of their "arena" type football game
sparra -
Really good film, and nice to see the M frames being used here, though it's a shame that more O isn't used throughout the film as I'm sure there would have been lots of opportunities to do so.
switchblade5984 -
i noticed the O at the arena football game but not durring the disection and it could have used more O but it was a good film anyway
tonelam21 -
Color: Charcoal

Nice Cap, but it dosen't seem to fit just right.
DoctorCrip -
Color: Black, Charcoal & Yellow

One of my favorite hats in terms of looks, but like tonelam21 said, it doesn't always fit right. I have 3 of these hats and only 1 of them fits my head the way a hat should - and it took a lot of work to get it that way. For some reason the brim doesn't seem to want to keep its curve.
american image -
what a towel , the mother of all towels . and the rivets makes it an exellent P.O.P. in any shop or home-showroom
A must-have for everybody into oakley
DisturbedEarth -
Color: Black/white

Dude - this thing is too cool! Bought it at the Hollywood O store...I can't decide if I want to use it or hang it on my wall - Awesome!! Defintely the first $45.00 towel I've ever bought....
LEX7 -
you guys are lucky, in the UK this towel is £40 but its worth every penny, as other people have said its huge and looks great so perfect to dry off any O fan.
LUSCIOUS -
This thing is HUGE. We've got one up on our wall... either side can be used -- reverse the black and white.
o-xide -
This thing is huge! I can't wait to use mine!
brennan2x -
Very cool, heavyweight-but do not wash it...it produces a ton of lint, and the thread runs...poorly sewn, but you would never know it until it hits the washing machine.
DoctorCrip -
I would LOVE to find one of these still available somewhere for purchase. I highly regret not picking one up when I had the chance. I love the static O, so this towel would be perfect for me. The fact that it's so big means that it's not only good-looking but highly functional. 5 skulls for sure!
american image -
a good looking image beanie , but a little short too fully pull over the ears
Munkfish -
Nice beanie, but has a tendancy to 'rise' - needs fairly constant adjusting (maybe I just have an strange head!) Have the rust one, which certainly helps you become spotted in a crowd!
Dann -
Color: Navy Blue

Not quite as nice as the Rusted, but better than the Compressor or Drain. The laces are accompanied by a real zipper rather than the Velcro used in other models, and works very nicely. Again no pockets, but they're not meant for that.
Bobot -
Static Skulls

Color: Redline

pretty hard to find nowadays.
1. comes with a rubber-tipped zipper and sturdy-looking laces 2. with a left thigh pocket 3. comes with flaming skull(?) detail on the right thigh and square "o" emblem in the lower back. 4. an oakley-emblazoned cool-toothed-plastic-thingy (looks like a comb?) which is secured by a lanyard inside the pocket.
TERRORISM -
The jagged edges of the static icon give this sticker an almost "electrified" look, as if you'd be jolted by a few volts if you carelessly touched them. The edges also create a mirror image, imbuing a sense of symmetry and harmony within the oval symbol. A unique look for a universally recognized image, the static icon deserves a full five-skull rating.
o-xide -
I have one on the side gas/fuel panel of my car. Looks cool
sparra -
Color: Toast and Metal Grey

Seriously cool rashguard. Very interesing design, and only very subtely O, with an icon on the left sleve. It's great to see Oakley expanding more into the water sports market.
LEX7 -
This is not a matte colour frame. i have this on my dogs and it is a glossy black frame with faint silver glitter bits.
a great frame colour saldy teamed with the super boring grey lens rather than the black iridium.
this is basically a darker version of smoke using black instead of grey.
Pander -
The Stealth Black casing of my Crush 2.0 easily gets smears on it. Because it is quite shiny it becomes dirty quite easily and when you have to clean it, you have to use a cloth of somesort (Microbag for instance) or else you will just smear is all over the casing.
But it sure looks cool and sleek.
jumpman73 -
I have this on my Timebomb. Its an awesome colorway. Its dark but yet shiny. Very nice to have to show your O.
bong -
Stealth Black looks, well... stealthy! it's a black based Stainless Steel polished to a high, glossy luster. the stealthy, subdued black colour combined with the high polish is definitely a looker.
Iwan -
You need to see this finish to understand. No words do it justice. Dark: yes, glossy: yes but there is so much more to it a depth I just can't describe. In my opinion the best looking finish of all Oakley watches and up to date I still haven't scratched it so it seems resilient as well
Herbsley -
I have this on the casing of my Detonator.
I can understand the other reviewer's comment about smearing. Not so much a problem on just the casing of a watch, but over a whole strap I can see how it would be an issue.
However, the benefit of Stealth Black, in my view, is that I have found it refreshingly resistant to scratching. Many is the time that I have knocked my watch (even scraped against brick - ouch), and immediately shuddered to think of the damage, only to then look down and see the same old shine. Dunno how it is manufactured - but there's obviously some devilish wizardry involved in there somewhere.
Pander -
Color: Black
Big chunky belt. It's a great belt, only too bad only a few pair of pants are able to house them because of the width of the strap.
OsmosisJones -
Great great great belt. I wear it daily...and get compliemtns daily as well. I have it in cement. It's definately not a white belt....its off-white, like cement. I assumed cement was Oakley-speak for white but it was exactly what color they said it would be. Still a great piece.

The price actually got dropped to $60 too I think. A good pick-up.
vindicator -
Color: Sheet Metal

They look great with jeans, shorts, and absolutely anything with belt loops big enough for them to fit into. I love the kevlar detailing.

The only downside is the middle part in the back has split at the seams, and kevlar fibers are starting to stick out. Otherwise I would've given this a 5.

All in all, this belt rocks
crmnjst -
Very comfrtable shoe dressy enough for work with that hint of Oakley madness to it.
o-xide -
I got the Brown and Black. Got plenty compliments for the Brown and Black comnbo. A must have for casual occations.
Tick -
Brown & Black
A gorgeous, classy shoe. If you must wear business attire you might as well Oakley it up a bit!
Race Tow -
Brown & Black. Wow. Excellent Italian leather. Very comfortable. Attracts a lot of attention. Found my size on eBay!
Kevinsmith101 -
Stunning, fantastic, comfortable, just 3 of the thousands of positive words i would use to describe these shoes. When i wore them for an entire day and at the end i was speachless i knew these were a great shoe.

Beg, steal, and borrow to find this shoe my fiance calls them my bowling shoes! but then again she just does not understand the obsession we all share!
Dann -
Color: Red
This was given to me for a birthday present. It sat around until I got a job where I needed to hang keys, ID and jump drives from my neck. It's a very durable piece and won't fray or every get damaged. Plus it's one more way to Oakley-ize yourself throughout the day.
o-xide -
Color: Silver
Stylish. I use it at work to hold my pen
john -
Color: Red, Silver

I have two of these. I bought a red one at the O Store in Texas, and a friend got me a silver one in canada. It's a very good keychain, and if one ever gets old I have another one. Cool.
JL -
Color: Silver
These are a lot sturdier and longer lasting than the woven version. All colours are nice and recommended.
x-metalman -
Color: Silver
Crazy awesome chain. The d-ring is very strong.Nd it has the Oakley stencil thing on it, so that's cool.
O -
Color: Silver

I use it for all my thumb drives at work, so its good advertising for oakley
rdgdmd -
color: yellow
dunno why i bought one. just for looks and i work in a medical field and i'm required to waer my ID to swipe cards to open doors and stuff so maybe i'll figure a way to put all those in this lanyard. looks durable and cool. made in china...darn!!
ford -
Color: Silver

This is the most durable lanyard ever. It has two layers, so the chances of this ripping are minimised. And the clip is very sturdy, a lot better quality than other neck thingys that are out there.

If you ever use keys or ID, these are awesome
oogie -
Color: Yellow

Awesome chain! I find it especially handy if you need a seperate set of keys for work.

Stands up great to the wear and tear.
DisturbedEarth -
Color: red/silver

I have 2 of these...have absolutely no use for them but they look very cool.
tonelam21 -
Color : Silver

I love this lanyard. I keep my keys on it. Very stylish and practical.
dirtjump_boy -
it does what it supose to do, keep your keys in place or u can also hang your mobile on your neck wich i hate to do. I use this to secure my mobile phone in my pocket.
DoctorCrip -
Color: Silver

A great-looking lanyard and a very durable lanyard. I love to use it for my work ID badge giving me one more place on my body to express my love for Oakley.
DisturbedEarth -
Color: black/yellow

Just got this hat and love it! Very cool and the yellow script matches my truck. Fit and shape are great!
DoctorCrip -
Color: Black, Light Grey

Got this hat (Light Grey) from a fellow Reviewer and it quickly became my favorite hat which I now wear everyday. Extremely comfortable and extremely cool-looking. My favorite part would have to be the Static O off-centered on the back of the hat.
o-xide -
Not sure what to do with his poster but I have one. Cool mid air stunt
James -
The website was nice, quick and easy to use. i found they had excellent customer services and product knowledge!( they did everything to help me out). they had exactly wat i wanted and more. full marks guys!!
lef Flawn -
These guys are the dogs bollocks. Fast,discounted,superb product knowledge, loads of collectable.Don't believe me? Check them out
Mick Tarrant -
A Key site for the real enthusiast for sure. Built to order no problem
o-xide -
The upper part of the shoe is Oakley unique: the holes are elongated looking like icons. the sole is ordinary. The best color combo is Black and red because of the contrast. White comes next. For some reason the ones found on Ebay has a different upper built. This version is much more Oakley
Oakley Shoe Fan -
Colour, Black and red. Size US 11.5 BNIB

Seems even .5 smaller than my usual 12, these are a bit tight near start of shoe laces. They are a quirky looking shoe that screams Oakley nuttiness. As the unique Redcode on the heal part in the inner sole. The grip is nice, great on slippery surface. It's a typical skate boarders dream shoe.
PeaceDivision -
Frame: Deep Purple
Lens: Persimmon

Got to check out a pair of stockholms at REI today, definitely a women's or juniors goggle only as they are really small. Probably 2/3 the size of an A-Frame, maybe smaller.

My biggest complaint is how the foam blocks a large portion at the top of the lens. The view felt cramped and the foam created a sort of visor effect.

If your looking for something smaller than the A-Frame, check them out, otherwise I think the A-Frame is a much better choice.
american image -
this week i got the stockholm in , and had it tested by my wife for feel,fit and colour-combination. She now wears the A Frame, and always complainted that it was wide. No More ! with the stockholm , the form is sleeker, and the strap is tighter around the head, which results in better fit AND feel. the square-ish front takes some time to get used to, but the colour-combinations strap/frame/lenses are almost perfect. aquamarine is a very loud colour, and she wondered if there were any other clothing companies who use this colour in their gear besides oakley to match the goggle with the outfit. The triple layer foam felt very comfortable to the face, the vent slides look great, let's hope they are big enough to do the job adequately
favorite colour ; matte white/pink iridium.
kingphilbert -
Frame:
Lens:

The best Oakley for large faces and big heads. I would have said the top new Oakley of the time would have been the Eye Jacket, and it definitely didn't fit all. This was a better frame than the Trench Coat and square lens option was nice to have available. I found them too big for myself but they were an easy sell to others. Metallic Sand was a great color and Electric Mustard was just nuts as was wrapping them in Suede.
LEX7 -
Frame: Bengal
Lens: Black Iridium

Dunno know why I keep getting these (Damn Ebay)
I find this frame uncomfortable to wear but I love the way they look, ive now got 4 of the classics
Bengal is basically orange and black tiger Stripes. very very cool and unusual. I have this colour on a pair of racing jackets and it looks great on them too. A true rare collectors item so snap them up if you ever find a pair.

I want to get more of them (specially the bright yellow ones) but I doubt I will ever wear them they will just reside in my Collection
Tick -
Frame: Electric Mustard
Lens: Black Iridium
So strange, They have a big lens shape to fit my big mug but the earstems fit so tightly that I can't wear them for very long at all without discomfort. It's a shame too because they are such a great looking pair.
Tick -
Frame: Suede
Lens: Gold Iridium
You can't wear these. They'd get wrecked on the first day. But what a collector pair. So cool looking if you think Fozzie Bear from the Muppets is cool looking
jumpman73 -
Frame: Pearl
Lens: Black

These are cool. I still wear mine from 1999. Never gets old. Blocks the sun completely.
LEX7 -
Frame:Matte Clear
Lens:Black Iridium, Blue Iridium & persimmon

ive always wanted a pair of clear framed oakleys but it is a shame they were made in these uncomfortable frames.
Clear looks soo cool and different which is why i have all 3 colour combos it comes in. I would have prefered this
clear frame colour to be introduced into the Eye jackets.
LEX7 -
Frame:Leather Wrap
Lens:Gold Iridium

Finally completed my Straight jacket collection and I finish on one of the craziest pair of glasses oakley has ever made,
i mean come on who the fook wraps sunglasses in leather that looks like snakeskin.
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
takashi11 -
Frame: dark grey
Lens: black iridium (ducati edition)

they are my first pair of oakley. very sport functional (they stay well on my face while roller blading or biking), and sedimental as I've bought them while studying abroad in Italy. Tried other Italian designer brands...but the quality of oakley lens just stood out too much (hence my obsession now). Impulse buy...since I needed a pair for the Italian summer. What better represent Italy than a Ducati sig?
american image -
Frame: elec.mustard
Lens:gold and persimmon

got these due to the test video oakley made. fell in love with the color, and agressive styling, and the fit. got myself persimmon lenses so i could wear this one in the snow also
splatter -
Frame: leather suede clear
Lens: black iridium gold iridium ice iridium

A good design, solid frame leathers are impractical if they are to look good but I wonder if they wouldn't "wear in" nicely like a good pair of loafers or gloves.
LEX7 -
Frame:Yellow
Lens:Black Iridium

Ive been wanting a pair of yellow oakleys for ages, sadly they are not available in many styles.
but nearly all fakes seem to come in yellow.
once again these are chunky and uncomfortable but come in such great colours that i have to get them.
1 more pair and im done.
Tick -
Frame: Leather Wrap
Lens: Gold Iridium
I hate the way these fit my head! Way too tight! But I love the way they look. Big frames with big, tapering earstems & cool colorways. I but them just for the collection when I can get them for a good price.
banarno -
Frame:Leather Wrap
Lens:Gold Iridium
Awesome Sunglasses, but not that practical,so pretty much one for the collector.
Styled for medium to large faces,its slightly too big for me,but still wearable.
They even smell like leather too!
oogie -
Frame: 7.62 , Sand , Matte Clear
Lens: Black , Gold , Blue

A great, classic style of eyewear. A bit dated, much like the eye jackets. But still a superb fit for those with larger faces and some great color combinations.
Dann -
Frame: Leather Wrap
Lens: Gold Iridium

I hadn't wanted these, but heard of them, and my mind started bugging me. Same goes for the Bengal, but perhaps another time. The leather seems treated, but I don't intend on wearing them in the rain, or much at all. Pretty much a collector's piece, but since I love the odd frames that Oakley gives us once in a while, they were well worth it.

The Gold Iridium is great as always, and they are pretty comfortable, as well as having good coverage.
LEX7 -
Frame:Emerald
Lens:Gold Iridium

my 7th pair of these uncomfortable frames, but they do come in some great colours, ive anted this combo for a while and i didnt want to get it in a twenty or a minute cos it looks the best on this frame.
green and gold looks great together so any green fans with definately want this combo.


banarno -
Frame:Suede
Lens:Gold Iridium

Awesome Sunglasses, must be the craziest,impractical frame style they ever did,so pretty much one for the collector.
Styled for medium to large faces,its slightly too big for me,but still wearable.
The nosepiece is even covered in suede!
TekDragon -
Frame: Emerald
Lens: Gold
One of the first frames I purchased when I started collecting Oakleys. The frame is big, but oddly they fight me kinda tight. A very popular style in their day (at least at the Sunglass Hut I worked at). The frames with the leather and suede wrap were just crazy!!! (But in a good way) It showed they way that Oakley just does things different.
Dann -
Frame: Bengal
Lens: Black

Another must-have for any odd collection. I now have all three tiger striped frame colors. (Except for the Blue Tiger, but Lex is probably lying) The fit is okay, but I didn't buy these to wear. They're too valuable.
dan-E -
Frame: Bengal
Lens: Black Iridium

I'm not a fan of animal prints and when I saw these at an Oakley Vault, I understood why no one bought these. Frame color aside, these are a bit larger than the New Straight Jackets, similar to the Monster Dogs. Their fit is similar, which is to say comfortable. A good first effort.
adrian13 -
Frame:fmj 7.62
Lens: black
used to be my favorites until they made 'em smaller. closest to the monster dog. fit my big head well and the color was less flashy than the 5.56
djsqiigles -
Frame:Black
Lens:Gold Iridium

My buddy gave me these, he tried them on and didn't like them and since they were oakley I quickly accepted his gift. They are quickly becoming one of my favorite pairs of thermonuclear protectors.Strange for me because of my affinity for the more expensive line of oakley. I use these everyday now they are incredably comfortable(due to its light weight, great sculpture and ear socks), have never fallen off and of course are optically perfect. The raked styling has great appeal and I love how the bridge comes out(flat bridges never look good on me). Next to monster dogs these are my favorite glasses for everyday use. I deffinatly need a nother pair with a polarized lense ^_^

Sum up.
Light weight.Great Design.Good Pricing.A must have.
Dann -
Frame: Suede
Lens: Gold

One would wonder why wrapping a frame in suede would be a good idea. While it doesn't appear to be true suede, it looks like the same material as on the Mars, so it should ruin nicely all the same. Unlike the Mars, there aren't too many places where I can pick them up without touching the suede, so it gets me scared about the long term effects of handling them. Might be best to have a de-humidifier in the room too in order to help out with the moisture in the air. Better yet, vacuum seal them in a box and all should be well.
Ian -
Frame: Pearl/Electric Mustard
Lens: Black Iridium

The Pearl were my first Oakleys ever. The EM were equally awesome. It was love at first sight with the SJs. After the New SJs came out, I realized that the originals didn't quite fit me as well as the new ones. I've lost my originals, and it breaks my heart that I can't quite seem to find them again.
james -
Frame: full metal straight jackets
Lens: black iridium

These were my second pair of Oakley sunglasses and were by far my favourite for a long time. Hard waring and could take a bounding. I loved the fit and the weight and had them for 10yrs until a crack appeared in the frame.

Great glasses and would get a new pair if i could
TERRORISM -
Frame: Emerald
Lens: Gold

The original Straight Jackets - considered by many to now be vintage or "classics" - pioneered Oakley design for future renditions of this pair of popular shades. Built for those with medium to large profiles, these glasses provide excellent coverage with larger lenses and also protect perephrial vision. Emerald and Gold still reign as a beautifully orchestrated color combo, but by today's standards these glasses appear to be a bit dated in terms of aesthetics. Still, an overall solid pair of Oakleys that offer fit, comfort, and adequate protection.

idealoakley -
Frame: White Chrome
Lens: Positive Red
Oakley has done well with this re-release. The original straight jacket was pretty good, but this is even better. They have added unobtanium nose pieces and new technology with the hydrophobic lens coating. You can sweat all day with these and they will repell sweat and rain and won't slide off of your nose. The eye coverage is fantastic and leaves no space for light to get in between your face and these shades. They have re-designed the looks and given them a sharp and edgy design. I think the best part about these is this AWESOME color combo. I am happy to see that Oakley is releasing some of the older bright flashy colors. I think that this color combo will look good on any Canadian.
xyesterdayx -
Frame: Blood
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium
For those that have not seen these...think of a Cinder frame with polished Black icons and accents. Ideal glass for those that want a slightly sportier version of a Monster Dog. Eye coverage is near perfection! While this style doesn't exactly break new ground for Oakley, it is undoubtedly still Oakley--a great design incorporating both fashion and function into a very capable piece. I'm hoping these are here to stay!
mbrogz3000 -
Frame: White Chrome
Lens: +Red Iridium
Alright, so I've worn these for a few days, and here is my review.

Fit: On the money. Where the old Straight Jacket used to have a nasty 'overhang' at the outside corners of my head (while still looking ok), the New Straight Jacket conforms to it. For me, these are a perfect fit, just like the Flak Jacket. The nosebombs are a welcomed addition, and its nice to have a modern, curvy frame again with earsocks. Very light weight as well.

Style: Lets face it, Oakley is trying to recycle product names from the 90's since they are established names the loyal customer base is already familiar and comfortable with purchasing. That said, these strike very little resemblance to the original SJ and the 2nd gen SJ. The front shape of the orbitals is the only similarity I see. The nosebridge converges and connects very similar to Half-jacket, but not as blunt. Enough with the criticizing, these glasses have lots of potential. This style (shape) is right on with what to expect from Oakley, and can be worn to work or to the beach. White chrome is more or less white pearlescent, but what I think I really like is the FMJ red on the ear stems and red icons. The ear stems have subtle, but distinctive definition. They appear to be two piece, but its not something you'll want to pry apart to customize. I kinda wish that they had lower orbital spoiler accents like my fiancee's Speechless frames.

Colorsways: I'll say it again, there is lots of potential for this frame, however, its up to Oakley to come up with some more exciting color combinations. White chrome/+Red aside, whats the point of having two piece earstems if its going to only be one color, or two very similar colors? I'd say that Cinder Red is my 2nd favorite color, but I'd really like to see a navy blue and a metallic green eventually as well.

Quality of Finish: The FMJ finish is 99.5% flawless. There are 1-2 tiny, 1/2-tip-of-a-pin paint run type flaws, but nothing worth complaining over, since that would mean having to wait another month for a different replacement with the same type of flaws. Yes, this has happened to me before. I imagine that no FMJ finish is 100%. The +Red is 100% flawless, with no iridium runs, bubbles, and/or factory pitting/overspray...yes, this has happened to me too. The hydrophobic coating makes the lenses feel like your buffing them with silk, rather than with a glorified t-shirt material. At one point, cleaning bags used to be close to silk until they decided to have them made in China. I probably will never remove the lenses for cleaning or customization due to the peeling-prone FMJ. Hopefully, the finish will stand up to sweat.

Overall, I'll go ahead give these 5 stars for being a fresh, non-fashion, comfortable, o-matter frame, which I'm sure lots of people will end up liking.
Wookieman -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Great comfortable frame for medium to medium large heads. Good coverage in the lenses. Appears that the nose bombs are attached differently than in the half series and XX's hopefully they won't come off so easy. Good frame.
Matt SG -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium (Polarized)

As of today, I'm the proud new owner of a pair of Straight Jackets 2.0. Wow, what can I say, it's awesome. I would actually have given it 4.5 instead of 5, cos it doesn't fit my nose that well (I'm Asian - Chinese), and this is the normal fit version; they don't have the polarized lens version in Asian fit. Aside from the nose part, everything else fits relatively tight and snugly, shielding my eyes from the sun and the world around me...lol

I like the new aggressive design, especially the flared temples, that can also be seen on the monster dog/pup and the minute 2.0. It looks unique, cool and i just realized it's also got a functional use to it. It's increased area grips your temples much , much better than say the old straight jackets/minutes. Though I 'm not sure if it would make it hotter to wear (we sweat from our temples as well), especially in my humid climate. All in a great pair of sunglasses, and keeper in my collection, no doubt.


x_metalmaniac -
Frame:White Chrome
Lens:+Red Iridium

Well after a long 4 week backorder wait my straight jackets finally came in and I can happily say it was well worth the wait!!! I never liked the older versions of this model but this new design is just supurb and the color combo is awesome. You will get many stares from people when wearing these bad boys!!! I do wish the +red lenses would have been the red variation but on the plus side they are the rare very dark purple to blue straight on and a purplish pink to red when looked at from angles which resembles the 1st generation ruby lenses of old I want to be re-released but that's another story for another day! I love the hydrophobic lenses too as I won't have to apply it myself like I do with all my other lenses. I did put a small scratch on the inside of the frame where my ring hit the paint so it tends to come off easily as I didn't hit it hard at all.

The fit for me is perfect and the larger/wider sized ear stems give your eye's great side coverage from the sun. They are very lightweight and extremely comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The unobtanium nose bombs and ear socks are also excellent added features which keep them staying put even when sweating. I'm extremely happy with this purchase and will now be hitting the local o-store and other Oakley retailers searching for this pair with the very red variation +red lenses. Keep the different frame and lens color combinations coming OAKLEY?!?!?!
Ofan -
Frame: White Chrome
Lens: +Red
+ Red is one of the best color lens that Oakley ever made. I like the thicker earstems on the New SJs since it also keeps more light from penetrating in. The combination of white and red has a very commanding presence. Also having the unob nose piece makes it more comfortable.
Ofan -
Frame: Jet Black Limited
Lens:Black Iridium
As I have described on my earlier review applies to this in the matter of fit and comfort. Black is something to have for me because you can wear it with anything, and always classy. Having a numbered version just makes it sweeter. I like some flashy ones(Like the white chrome +red) and I like the toned down classy ones like this one. I highly reccomend the New SJ II for it's wonderful style and comfort.
Mike -
Frame: Shadow Camo
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
Icons: Polished Chrome

Its a good thing I waited and it was offered in Oakley Custom program. The icon makes it stand out while shadow camo makes it look uber-urban military.
Black Iridium Polarized is superb. Really superb in the hot climate we have here. When you're driving, the world seems cool and calm. The moment you take it off you realize that its blazing hot outside. Fantastic lens.
Get a lot of looks due to it being super-new. I actually got an extra set of Asian-fit nosepads just by asking for it and for an extra $3. So it is the same frame design and construction between the standard and asian-fit, including the lens.
Was almost about to purchase shadow camo asian fit g30 and polished black with black iridium polarized separately so i could swap it. Didnt have to now, good thing too.
Its bigger than gascan, maybe the same or slightly bigger than Monster Dog but it fits my asian cranium perfectly. Hydrophobic just makes it superb
Mike -
Frame: White Chrome
Lens: +Red

The perfect combination. Truly striking and attention-grabbing. The white chrome is beautiful by itself like radar blue iridium but now it feels it was made specifically for +red.

The +Red on this is incredible too. Its purplish in the center which on an M Frame +Red is considered the rare version. So kudos to Oakley. It looks dangerous when people look at you but it looks real calm looking through it. I think the base is warm grey as it has a bluish hue to it.

Reeealll nice... I think it might look sharp with a white suit and red tie. Personally I think this is the model to have for the straight jacket and will withstand the test of time. Don't believe me? Check eBay for this baby's price 5 years after its discontinued. heh
TERRORISM -
Frame: White Chrome
Lens: +Red Iridium

The New Straight Jacket II in White Chrome/+Red is the culmination of one of the most heralded color combos matched with one of Oakley's greatest sunglass designs. Lightweight, durable (encased in the White Chrome FMJ), and almost form-fitting, the shades provide all the protection you'd expect for those with medium or larger profiles. Adding to the legacy of the New Straight Jacket, the IIs not only maintain the unobtainium earsocks, but also incorporate unobtainium nosebombs as well. In sum, these shades provide fit, functionality, and aesthetics into a single, unified form.
OAKLEY RAIDER -
Frame: White Chrome
Lens: + Red Iridium

Striaght Jackets are good frames. The fit is comfortable & They look pretty sick. I would just like to have some red es socks to throw on. The design is great. I love the 2 tone stem. I've had these for a few months. The only worry I have is that the frame might start peeling on me. So far everything has been good.
JJ -
Frame: Grey Smoke
Lens: Black Iridium HDO

My best Oakleys so Far!! great fit, well built and great looking! not too big, great for a medium face!

tried fives and they were too small and too light. tried flak jackets and the fit was not for me.

These are perfect and the HDO lenses are so clear.

Nice work Oakley!!

They fit in the Oakley Large Vault very well (with bag)
DoctorCrip -
Frame: Grey, Shadow Camo & White Chrome
Lens: Chrome, G40 Transitions & +Red Iridium

Somewhat of a timid design which is more than made up for in comfort along with frame and lens color options. I can't stress enough just how comfortable they are to wear which makes them great for wearing for long lengths of time. I also love that these come with the Hydrophobic lenses so that if I do wear them for a long time, I don't have to take them off and clean them all that much - if at all.
Viscouse -
Frame: Blood
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

Wow. What a treat these are. It's the kind of sunglasses I forget I'm wearing. The kind you can literally wear all day and feel comfy in. This is the experience I paid for when I plunked down my cash for a set of Bloods. This is my first VR28BI, and I love it's versitility too in a wide range of lighting conditions. These Straights are great for longer lashed folks too. Stylish, comfy, not annoying, extremely wearable...what more can a boy ask? I got nothing bad to say about these.
mecho -
Frame: Jet Black / Chrome Oakley Symbols
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

These are my first pair of Oakley's and I knew they wouldn't be my last when I first tried them on. I originally when out looking for Flakjackets, but when I saw the aggresive styling on the Straight's, my mind was changed instantly.

I can't say enough about these amazing glasses. With the polarization it's like seeing the word in high definition. They're great on the water by cutting the glare, and there's no chance they're coming off your head with the new nose bombs.

A true testament to their durability is the fact that they were stepped on by my 200 lb friend and came out with only a small scratch on the bottom of the lense. I believe the detachable arms that came off first saved them from any large scare damage.

I know for a fact that these won't be my last pair of Oakley's. If they ever broke, I'd be out the door in an instant to get another pair. Well worth the money ($235 CND), best pair of glasses I've ever owned.
hexesonxs -
Frame: White Chrome
Lens: +Red Iridium

As soon as this model came out, I had to have this color. I absolutely love the combination and it fits very well also. I find that it gives good coverage and the Positive Red is a great all around lens that can stand up to sunny days as well as cloudy ones. All in all, I'm very pleased with my Straights.
redline8x1000 -
Frame: polished black
Lens: black iridium

i was at the Oakley O store at the Headquarters today looking for a good pair of dark shades and at first had my sights set on the Gascans. however after trying those, the monster dogs, pups, minutes, etc this was the best pair that fit me as well as the styling was to my liking. quality and fit are excellent as always. i tried the asian fit version but i felt the nose piece was too big for me (i am asian too). we have another winner!
Ian -
Frame: White Chrome/Black
Lens: Black Iridium
I got this pair on eBay. The guy I bought them from a guy who bought two pairs, took the red "intermediate" section and the +red lenses, and swapped them with the parts from a (presumably) all-black pair. Thus, I have white/black, which is my perfect combination for Straight Jackets. To be honest, I doubt I would have ever bought a pair if I hadn't found this very swapped/custom creation. Now, they rank among my favorites. They fit very well, as did the previous generations of Straight Jackets. There is no light-leakage. Having nose pads fixed the only fundamental problem of the other generations- slippage from activity or sweat. My only "complaint" is in regards to the reworked shape. Straight Jackets had orbitals and arms that resembled, with their constant sweeping outline, the arms of a straight jacket, only wrapping around the wearer's head, and not around their back. This incarnation, with the bladelike arms, while being very aesthetically pleasing, is slightly incongruous with the models' namesake and previous generations.
ShadyOak -
Frame: White Chrome
Lens: +Red Iridium

What can I say, these are so good I had to get 2, one to rock, one to stock!

The fit is great for my medium size head. The unobtanium on both nose and ears is nice and comfy. They are light enough to wear all day and stay put in rough conditions. The only part about fit that isn't perfect for me is that I have a slightly wide nose, so they sit just a smidge higher than I would prefer, but I'm really nit picking here. The hinges feel nice and tight and the unob contacts the frame when closed, so no paint scuffing.

Frame styling is sweet in my book. Not so over the top as to make people say WTF, but very Oakley. The orbitals provide great coverage, almost as good as MD's for me, and the ear stems have some nice touches like the different colored lugs and a slightly scar/valve like shape with some MD thrown in for good measure.

This colorway is freakin fantastic! If you don't mind some attention that is, not exactly subtle. I am normally not a fan of white frames, but the white chrome is awesome. It has a silverish, shiny, pearlescent quality that really makes it pop. Then to combine it with the red icons, lugs, and +red lenses is just hot in my book.

Speaking of lenses, this is my first pair of +red lenses and I really dig'em. They are a slightly blue-ish grey base, so they are very pleasant to wear. They are also 15% tint, so they work well in most of Seattle's weather, from overcast to full on sun. The Iridium is pretty awesome looking as well going from the center, blue/purple/red/orangish at the edges depending on the light and angle. The hydrophobic coating is treating me good as well. The other day I was walking through some really misty rain and it didn't leave any water spots on the lenses, sweet. Easy to clean too.

It all adds up to a really sweet looking and functional pair of thermonuclear shields.
ksgemini -
Frame: Blood
Lens:VR28 Black Iridium
One of my all time favorite pairs and along with Night Camo MD the only pair I bought 2 of...great coverage and one of my 5 favorite lenses with Gold, Ruby,Ice and Black Irid. Everything thats been said positive about the fit is spot on. I have small to Med Face and these fit perfect..maybe even better than the Minutes because of Unobtanium
rubiman09 -
Frame: Pearl White
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
These are my favorite Oakley's I've owned. Have Polarized square wire's, Polarized Radar's, Polarized X Squared, and Polarized Gascan's. Fit & feel are perfect for my bigger face. Just wish I could get this color combo still since mine have taken a lil' beating over the years.
jjkrause1 -
Frame: Grey
Lens: Chrome Iridium

These are awesome frames!
I'm not a fan of the 1st & 2nd generation SJ's but these take on a whole new look. I love both the Monster Dogs and Pups, and these look like they took the best of both of those and merged them together. Very sturdy frames with great coverage. The unobtanium nose pieces are a nice touch. I sometimes have a problem with my Fives Squared sliding down my nose when I use sunscreen, but not these. They're also super comfortable.
Farlius -
Frame/Lens: Blood/G40 Transition and Shadow Camo/+ Red iridium

One if the best new frames. Great custom options. Very classic Oakley styling. Not too expensive so that if you go completely Gonzo with them on you can replace the lenses or the whole thing. Mine are standing up to every test I give them.
michcos -
Frame: White Chrome
Lens: +Red Iridium

I bought these after seeing a girl on the street wearing them up on her head, and saw the familier reflection of a +Red lens!

I have always been a fan of the +Red lenses and I have a pair of the older Eye Jackets with this lens. But this version with the White Chrome frame is a really cool combination. You get the grey look with them on, and people looking at you get a really cool effect in your lenses.

I am a fan of the Oakleys that aren't an over the top design, and for me this pair are real flashy without being too out there! I use them for driving as well, but I have to try to stop looking at myself in the mirror behind the wheel!

Fit wise, they are terrific, and my friends say that they look like they were custom made for my face! They are comfortable to wear, and the grey behind the lens helps relax your eyes.

As far as I'm concerned, it is the coolest Oakley release ever! Like a previous poster, I got 2 pairs as well (yep one to keep stored and one to rock!)
ucdavisboy -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Fire Iridium Polarized

The New Straight Jacket is one of Oakley's best overall models. I originally owned a Gray/Fire Polarized and Jet Black/G30 of this model and one day realized "wait....I wonder what they would look like with the lenses and frames switched". Oh...my...gosh. What a difference!!!! The Fire in the Black frames make these so incredible to look at (and the Gray with G30 looks better than black because they are both somewhat muted).

The fit is excellent. I shave my hair down to practically nothing a couple times a week and I can feel the rubber on the earstems gripping my head behind the ears (in a "not going to fall off your head" good way). They have excellent coverage from the fairly large orbitals and fit very well to my face without fogging up accept in the rarest of circumstances. The entire package is very light and you do forget they are on your face after awhile (vs. something like the Juliet or X Squared which, though comfortable...you always know are there).

From a styling perspective, you could make the argument (and I feel this way sometimes) that the design is ALMOST a little bland, particularly when viewed dead on from the front. From that frontal view I get the sense that they are no more distinctive than $10 generic "jacket" syle glasses. From the sides, there are angles and curves that stand out, you can see the Icon and everything is distinctive and screams Oakley (as any good Oakley should). I would say the profile on these is a cross between the flat front of the Flak and the very sharply angled front of the Half (though that angling of the Half comes with a price that the designers never seem to have been able to work around) and I think, again, that they look the most aggressive from the side vs. front.

As I always point out in my reviews, some Oakley's I think really need sharp contrast between the lens color and frame color to help create definition and help the design elements jump...this is one of those designs (vs. say, Juliet where I feel that Black with Black and Ducati Red elements is THE combo for that design because its so unique). Black with Ice, Fire, Ruby are probably best. The White with Positive Red is another. I would not advise Black/Black etc as that will really wash everything out.

Overall...an excellent update to a classic Oakley design that is a 4 star from a design perspective and a 5 star once value to design and fuctionality are factored in. The style isn't for everyone (but then what Oakley design truly is for everyone...that defeats the purpose of wearing them) but if you like it, give them a shot..you will not be dissapointed.
OakleyDoakley -
Frame: White Chrome
Lens: + Red Iridium

I tried these on in one of Orlando's many O Stores, and though I didn't immediately buy them then and there, I knew I was hooked. I waited a month or so, and was debating between this pair and the gray/+ Red Scalpels. I decided on these, and boy, am I glad I did.

After opening my O box on the day it arrived, I was giddy like a kid on Christmas morning. The white box and MF bag it came with was very fitting. The glasses themselves is just a superb color combination. White chrome, with metallic red O icons, then of course that gorgeous +Red lens. The glasses looks so good on their own, even just sitting on a desk. Putting them on though, I can't help but look at myself in the mirror! Simply put, these glasses look COOL... we all have to admit. They're a head turner. They protect well from bright light and they make a statement as well. No fogging issues. Fit is superb. Once on the face/head, the unobtainium socks and nose piece hold it firmly in place.

Another homerun Oakley! Please continue to make color combinations like this, couple with unwavering quality work.
Oakley Doakley -
Frame: Ducati, Dark Grey with Red
Lens: Black Iridium

I also own a white chrome/+ red straight jacket and posted the review below, but I forgot to include this review. So in a way, I'm kind of like the previous two posters who stated "One to Stock, and One to Rock!!!" lol

I'll just speak to the color combination since I spoke about fit in my white chrome review. I do believe this pair is a more sleek look than the white chromes. They are not as "loud" but they still command a glance from passersby. So on a day when I don't feel like being too flashy, I wear these babies. The gray and red go well together. The black iridium lens protect really well from the bright sun during the day. Add to the fact that these are now discontinued and very rare, makes me appreciate that I was able to pick one up.
Celicagame -
Frame: Blood, White Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium, +Red Iridium

Lives up to the straight jacket name. The only complaint I have is that they don't come in the color ways of the originals. The blood frame is awesome and is similar to cinder red. White chrome is also very attractive but I am wary of FMJ frames as I do not want it to go the way of my original straight jackets.
b2r -
Frame: Dark Grey
Lens: Fire Polarized

This frame is also available with Fire non-polarized although it is not listed here.

I like the frame very much and it fits good. The combination of Dark Grey with Fire looks more interesting than Silver / Fire. Also the black Unobtanium earstems and O-icon-elements create a nice contrast.

I prefer the Fire lense on a single lens frame where you see a bigger color sprectrum but it still looks good in the Straight Jacket.

The New Straight Jacket II is a very good follow-up to the classic version. Unlike the Eye Jacket 2.0 and 3.0, here Oakley was able to create something modern in the tradition of the old version! The Minute 2.0 is also a good example in my opinion. The Straight Jacket is still bigger than the Minute and the choice for boys.
Tadhg -
Frame: matte rootbeer
Lens: bronze polarised

Got these when in Dubai as had i misplaced my pair of half jacket and have to say a really smart comfortable pair of glasses these are my favourite pair I THINK always wear them when heading with wife as there not OTT and they have a clean smart look
Mike -
These were very nice lenses, But be warned if your Oakleys are discontinued like my Straight Jackets were you are S.O.L.. Once that happens it is like buying a new car then five years latter they stop making parts for it. And to keep customers they will kindly give you a $30 store credit for your $200 glasses.
I have several pairs of Oakleys, that said I will never purchase another pair again knowing that when I need parts latter down the road I will have to buy a new pair.
Farlius -
Color: +Red Iridium

In lieu of the hard to find old school Rubys these are a great addition to my already custom Straight Jackets. The Red hues look great with the custom red icon over shadow camo and they have a great contrast and clarity when you are actually looking threw them. Another easy Mod. Not hard to pop in or pop out.
oogie -
By price, materials, design and the sweet little sandal bags that come with this - you would expect these to be among some of the comfiest snadals ever! Well, I would say they are close - but not a feat of excellence. My wife has a pair, and she loves them to death from day one. I also have a pair, and they started off a bit stiff, and have only been getting better. Easy break in time, just looking forward to them becoming more and more the daily wear shoe.
Rick -
Carved my feet up nicely within minutes of wearing them. No comfort at all. In fact, I wonder if they really used a human foot as a model when designing these. The price is a joke. I am not a fan. In fact, I threw them away after wearing them only twice. I would have sold them or given them away but the blood stains were too embarrassing.
kingphilbert -
Frame:
Lens:

Evolution is a great thing, and Oakley does it so well. These were just the right amount smaller then the original Straight Jacket for smaller faces to try them out as well. They found some curves and rounded out the ear stems and orbitals. The Hot Rod flames were, well Hot. Better looking on the Gunmetal and Black frame though. I just didn't like the older FMJ styles like Polished Aluminum, FMJ+ (5.56 and 7.62 and all the shiny bright ones). A great style if you can still find it.
LEX7 -
Frame:Gunmetal Orange Flames & Jet Black Emerald Flames
Lens:Fire & Emerald Iridium

I dont find these particular oakleys that comfortable but they come in such cool colours I own six pairs of them.
The Gunmetal Orange Flames/Fire & Jet Black Flames/Emerald Iridium are the coolest.
If you find them comfortable to wear then I Fully suggest you get a pair before they are discontinued just because it looks too good having flames on your glasses.
LEX7 -
Frame:Black Chrome
Lens:Ice Iridium

Great combo from oakley on this pair of straight jackets.
The very nice metalic browny/bronze colour of the frame and the deep blue of the ICE lens.
these frames look amazing when the sun hits them.
LEX7 -
Frame:Cannon Red
Lens:Fire Iridium

Again a great colour combo on this pair. the very shiny NON metalic Cannon Red frame goes perfectly with the bright Fire lens. This is the most brilliant red you will ever see on a pair of glasses. I highly recomend getting a pair if you can find them.

I had been wanting these for ages and had alot of trouble finding them cos they were discontinued but luckily I found a pair on ebay and they are a great addition to my collection.
LEX7 -
Frame:Electric Blue
Lens:Ice Iridium Polarized

I bought these cos I really wanted an the Ice Iridium Polarized lens.
but I find that when this frame and this lens are put together its just a blue overload. So i hardly every wear them.
Dont get me wrong them are both great, but together just too much which is why im gonna switch around these lenses with my Grey polarized lenses from my Carbon Fibre Frame.
I think once the switch is done the Metalic blue frame will look alot better.
lawrence -
Frame: Jet Black Flames
Lens: Emerald Iridium

i found these to be a tad too large for me but i love the green flames with the emerald lenses.

forgot to rate these. i give them 4 stars
DisturbedEarth -
Frame: FMJ + Orange Flames
Lens: Fire Irridium

These are very cool looking - not my favorite pair to wear but I do like them when I wear them....I guess they apeal to the "gearhead" in me....well worth the price!
yelkao -
Frame: Polished Aluminum
Lens: Fire Iridium

This is my first pair of Straight Jackets and I wasn't disappointed. Awesome color combination. Great fit and design.
LEX7 -
Frame:Carbon Fiber
Lens:Grey Polarized

Just got these and they look amazing. The Carbon Fiber is one of the best frames ive seen.
Im a little disapointed about the fact that they came with Grey Polarized, even though its an OK lens I think the Carbon Fiber frame would have looked alot better with ICE or FIRE lens, so I might do some changing around with my other straight jackets.
dan-E -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Ice Iridium

These are one of the more straightforward designs so I never really paid much attention to these. However, being drawn to shiny objects the FMJ frames with the fire looked pretty cool so I went ahead and tried them on. It's quite the good frame for all-purpose wear and while the shape is nothing special, it's quite comfortable. A good, solid workhorse-type frame.
LEX7 -
Frame:FMJ+ Blue Flames
Lens:Ice Iridium

Not the best in the flame group of SJs but i forgot how cool these were til i recentley got them.
the blue flames look amazing and match the Ice lens perfectly for a totally badass combo.
Ed -
Frame: Blood
Lens: VR50

Much more sleek than the original Straight Jackets, and better suited to smaller faces. The nosebridge is a bit wide if you have a small nose, but they fit ok overall. These have a classic, streamlined shape that is somewhat understated, but the wide range of colors available allows you to tune how "wild" you want to be.

The Blood frame is a beautiful deep metallic red that really shines under bright sunlight. It goes quite well with the red-brown VR50 lenses, which are suitable for all but the brightest conditions.
x-metalman -
Frame: Polished Aluminum
Lens: Fire Iridium, Black Iridium
I've owned 2 pairs of these. These are great if you want classic Oakley style without all the expensive bells and whistles of some the other styles. These fit great and the color combos can't be beat. All around great glasses.
oogie -
Frame: Flames
Lens: Fire pol.

These are an improvement on the originals ... well, at least an "update" to the originals. The new straight jackets bring a sleeker look and style that will fit a greater variety of faces. Personally, I'm a bit sad in my new pair here, the curvature of the frame is a bit larger than normal, so it fits a bit looser than it should.
Tick -
Frame: Gunmetal/Orange Flames
Lens: Fire
Very, very nice, good fitting, lightweight sunglasses with a clean, simple style. If I had only one complaint it would be thjat they just don't sit right on top of my head also the Unobtainium socks are so thin
cycling-pablo -
Frame: blue flame
Lens: ice iridium
I really like the style but the lack of unobtanium made them slide too much for me and I ended up dropping them a few times because they just slid off my head. Wish I still had them though, really nice looknig pair of glasses.
sparra -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Ice Iridium

Once thought about buying Straight Jackets as an alternative to XX. Undoubtedly very cool glasses, especially if you have a larger nose bridge, they should fit nicely. However, I prefered the slightly thinner and more detailed styling on XX. However, they live up to their name - the style is simple and cool.
Dann -
Frame: Orange Flame test run
Lens: Fire

I was able to pick up this piece that was used to test the market for flame print Straight Jackets. The flame is hand painted onto the frame and a supposed 15 pair were made for the Irvine O Store. The paint isn't perfect, but that lends to the test quality even more.
Dann -
Frame: FMJ Blue Flame
Lens: Ice

A nice pair for casual wearing. It serves its purpose well as a finctional pair of glasses. The unobtainium holds the glasses on well and the coverage is adequate. Ranks as one of the best everyday pairs along with the XX and Minute.
american image -
Frame: FMJ+ red flames
Lens: fire iridium

this classic model has a serious curvage in the frame , it wraps the head real tight, so when sporting , you don't loose the glasses. colour of the frame is a little darker that on the pic, the colour of the FLAMES are also a little less bright, but nevertheless, it is one seriously good looking piece of eyewear
american image -
Frame: darkchrome
Lens: ice

this framecolour is more flashy, certainly with the ice lenses, it is one piece of eyewear that cannot be worn unnoticed.
the unobtainium earsocks keep the frame sticked to your head, and the framecurve is also really good. Compare however to my FMJ+ frame, this one is a lot less curved. all in all a good piece of eyewear for every day use.
puka-head -
I just got my third pair of these. The first ones were Scotty Cannons I got new in 2000, still my favorite pair, wear them all the time, I also have a polished aluminum pair and the electric blues I just bought on ebay. The only suckish part is there are no replacement parts available so Ive had to go with aftermarket lenses for style switching and replacing the lenses on my red ones after the fourth pair of Oakley lenses finally go too bad. I would really like to find a pair of the black chromes to complete the set.
adrian13 -
Frame: electric blue
Lens: ice iridium polarized

The flashiest jacket I own. Unfortunately some bastard stole it when i left it unattended for jus a couple of minutes. and i was among a group of people who were all teachers. Imagine that! Damn! I have only fond memeories of this pair.Amazing blue frame looked so super cool! My fav color. The lenses were pretty cool too. Made any summy day look dimmer and seemed to jus cool me down. good coverage and field of vision though not as good as my zeros amd spikes. would probably look a little dated today.
adrian13 -
Frame: Stealth
Lens: Grey

This was what the local Oakley Customer Service replaced my 7.62 FMJ straight jackets with after the metalic coating started to peel and believe me, I was disappointed. The frame was no where as cool as the 7.62s. jus a matte grey fram, nothing to shout about. Made my oakleys look like dime store shades. didn't help that i had grey lenses. it ended up as my rouhg & tough pair. Beach volleyball cycling etc put it to the test. Eventually the frame cracked and i never bothered to get it replaced.
BullyVW -
Frame: Ducati Grey
Lens: Ducati
I bought these mainly because I'm a big Ducati guy. I figured, if nothing else, they'll look good on the shelf. I bought them site unseen, poor picture and all.

I love the fit and style now. They're sporty, attractive, and hell...the lense even says Ducati!

My only complaint is the paint on the O emblems...it's horrible. It's bubbling and peeling.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Blood Skull
Lens: Black Iridium

The Blood Skull really adds more uniqueness to this frame. Its a classic Oakley frame with a nice detail of the Oakley skull. The frame itself is very light weight and the eye coverage is excellent.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Blood
Lens: VR50

I really like using this pair for everyday use. The blood frame is a very nice and bold looking color. It looks pretty good combined with the VR50 lens. In general, this pair is very light weight and eye coverage is excellent. If I could change anything about this I would put a +red lens in it.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Ice

A simple, yet aesthetically pleasing design that flows seamlessly from the brow to the earstems makes this a forerunner in Oakley's revolutionary design language. The lenses provide adequate coverage for medium or even larger profiles, and the ice iridium offers excellent protection for brighter conditions. An FMJ of Black Chrome compliments the blue hues of the ice iridium, further enhancing visual appeal. While the New Straight Jackets incorporate unobtainium earsocks, they lack unobtainium nosepieces which would have added additional comfort and support from slippage.
tunafishmilkshake -
Frame: Carbon Fiber
Lens: Black Iridium

These are the 2nd best fitting shades that I've found (1st being the Juliet). I love the Carbon Fiber print frame, and they fot like they were molded to my goofy head. 5 SKULLS!
OAKLEY RAIDER -
Frame: Black
Lens: Grey

This was the one that started it all. My very first pair. It covers the face & lets very little exposed. The protection is great. The only issue w/ this is that when the lens starts popping out. You pretty much need a new frame. I've had to switch it out a couple times for that reason, but has been great. I can honestly say I don't regret purchasing this model. Especially, becuase it opened the door that lead me to much more product that I love.
Ian -
Frame: Dark Blue
Lens: Black Iridium

Wonderful glasses. The only reasons I don't wear these every day are that I can't find another pair, and I've grown to be such a Polarized snob.
Ian -
Frame: FMJ Red
Lens: Black Iridium

These glasses are captivating. I fell in love with the FMJ Red when I first saw it. These were my first pair that were a duplicate frame, but different color. I'd give these a 5, but after wearing them, the FMJ coating started to flake off. I was lucky enough to find another pair at a Vault, picked them up, and haven't really worn them since, for fear of destroying them again.
plutonium54 -
Frame: polished aluminum/fmj 5.56 w/blue flames
Lens: black iridium/ice iridium

Straight jacket must have been the first or second pair of oakley that I saw prior to getting to know the company and starting wearing the glasses.The straight jackets are the legendary definition of the jacket notion.They have the absolute fit around the head,with unobtainium on the earstems,while the lack of nosebombs,doesn't seem to affect the overall grip.At least not on my head.The fit really surprised me,given that it is an o-matter model.The earstems have a very round shape,unique for an o-matter pair,which hugs the head entirely whithout the single sign of slack,and I could only think of the valves as their rivals in terms of how they fit on the head.The coverage is another great feature of the straight jackets,since I believe that the lenses of theirs are the biggest among the entire oakley range,and only the x metal xx cant be compared to them from what I can think of right now.Finnaly,the overall design is both gentle and aggressive,since it adopts classical lines that come from 2 or 3 decades back,with more squared lenses than,say,the minutes,along with an aesthetic,all oakley,that you can witness for example on the sculpted clearances around the lenses,the thick-on of a kind- nosebridge,and of course,the sleek,smooth line of the earstems,that literally flow out of the orbitals.I'm privileget to own two of the most distinguished color combos,with polished aluminum and fmj 5.56 frames,and black and ice idium lenses respectively.If I could,I would buy the whole series of straight jackets,but unfortunately they discontinued them.For the straight jackets words are just never enoughThanks oakley!!!But,please,somebody remind me why did they discontinue them?
Celicagame -
Frame: Polished Aluminum
Lens: Fire Iridium

Where the eye jacket started, the straight jacket took it further. The fit on these is dead on. Great name for the glasses because the wrapped the eyes like a straight jacket. Polished aluminum with fire iridium screamed "look at me". This is another pair I've sent to the retirement home as the frame and lenses have peeled off.
LIEUTENANT -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Ice iridium

That's a very rare straight jacket.I think they were the last colorways released before oakley discontinued them,so it's a really special pair.The metallic silver finish,although it's just o matter and not fmj,or any other coating that oakley uses,is kinda dark when you look at it closely,but in the bright sunlight,it really shines and sparkles up to the point that you can't really tell whether it's silver,white,or polished.Fits very well with the ice lens.My complaint with the new straight jackets has always been that they had no unobtainium nosebombs,something unthinkable for a jacket.Plus,the earstems are getting thinner and thinner close to their tips,so if there isn't any extra grip from the nosebombs,the wrap feels somewhat loose,unlike the fmj models which are tight as a wrench.However the straight jacket is so legendary,that no such handicap can make me not like to them.With such a design,and such a coverage for my wide face,they're totally worth each and every one of the five sculls.
Zachariah MTB -
Frame: Brown Tortoise
Lens: Gold Iridium

I simply cannot BELIEVE I found my rare, vintage, Straight Jacket 1.0 at a Thrift Store...for $2.00!!! I have been looking for a polarized pair of mountain/road bike glasses, but could not stomach the $200+ prices of new Giro, Oakley, Rudy Project and Swiss-made Assos shades.

The blue-blocking and anti glare capabilities of these shades mellows the intense rays the sun gives off, quite well. The Unobtanium rubber actually increases grip, under perspiration, or when exposed to moisture.

These Oakleys are KEEPERS!
KBob -
Frame: Redline
Lens: Black Iridium
It's Dec. 2012, and I have owned these Oakley sunglasses for more than 12 years. They are great for casual wear and attending outdoor sporting events, but they are too loose on my head for active playing of sports, even golf. They are still one of my favorite pair of sunglasses.
LIEUTENANT -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Ice iridium

One of the last,just before the line was discontinued,this straight jacket is one of the best overall.The silver frame,bonds perfectly with the bright ice lens,and the whole outcome glows stronly whereever.But what I like the most is that the frame and lens really become one,the straight jacket is such a homogenic design.Although the silver color isn't a coating like in the valve,and it's rather a darker silver tint,the outcome is still amazing.Fitwise they are quite satisfying,but I would really appreciate some nosebombs,since sometimes,with the movements of the head you may find yourself having them raised up to your eyebrows,whereas the half jackets just stick to the face and they just can't let go.Still the straight jacket,and specially this specific pair is a design that will never be gotten over and will always impress no matter how newer oakleys will look like.
DazzelH -
Frame:
Lens:
Agh!!! I had a pair of these years ago, but lost them in a bar fight. I'm so gutted! Does anyone know if ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD still sells them? I'm desperate to get another pair.
BrianJ1888 -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Clear
I hate not being able to wear my Oakley's, so this is the answer to my problem. I replaced my old titanium frame (victim of careless placement and an unwise footstep) with these. While a lot heavier, they feel more durable than my old frame. If you have less than perfect vision, I highly recommend getting a pair of RX's to wear when you have to.
sean -
Frame: pewter
Lens: clear
the frame stood the test of time, but the paint on it chips like a son-of-a-b*tch. the rubber by the ears split in various spots within the first few years. might i add i've had these frames for almost 3 years now. i think most of the damage is from neglect, and the rubber breaking from wearing these glasses with a helmet when riding a motorcycle. if i treated them better, they would probably look brand new.
luv2bike -
Frame: Raisin
Lens: Clear

Super nice RX frame! I think you may need a smaller head for these to fit well. Nice finish and not too heavy at all.
pidge -
Frame: raisin
Lens: clear
This was my first Rx frame from Oakley and I love it. Very nice since I have an odd face and I needed a small frame. I decided I wanted a second pair incase something were to happen to my current pair. I called an authorized dealer in my area and after they contacted the vendor, found out that this frame is no longer available for order.
Anand -
Frame: Polished Brown
Lens: Clear
These frames are great for smaller faces. What I love about these frames is that you can get a size that fits your face specifically. This not only ensures a snug fit but looks much cleaner then glasses with the springs on the hinges. I recommend going to a dealer or oakley vault first before purchasing these though because if you order then and they don't fit your face then you're in trouble. I'm definitely sticking with oakley for my future RX frames.
Trevor -
Frame: light
Lens: clear

Can anyone tell me the difference between the 6.0, 4.0 and 2.0 of the Straight line series ? I'm looking to try and find a dealer with 2.0 in stock and can only find 6.0. Am curious what the differences are. Thanks
vsm712 -
this Rx model is just close to perfect for me...i got the brown one...i like the fit and the shape...it could have been perfect if it were made of titanium. it's a bit heavy...but still i like it a lot...:)
Bert -
Frame: Straight Line 4.0
Lens:
very stylish Oakley Rx frame, got the brown one too...
a tad heavy though, will likely not choose a C5 alloy frame from Oakely again.
Keegan dog -
Frame: Oakley RX Straight Line 4.0
Lens: RX clear


Good stylish frames - but I agree after wearing Nike flexon frames for the last year these bad boys are heavy.
Rob -
Frame: Midnight blue
Lens: clear
Cool frames and very stylish. A little heavy if you wear them for long periods. I would not buy these if I had to wear them all day long luckily I only need them for driving.
flyer -
I've had these for several years now and recently had photochromic lenses installed to make them even more versatile. They are weighty, but rock solid performers, and certainly comfortable for short duty "readers". The frame is shaped much like my beloved Wiretap 1, but the lens shape less radical. I'm actively searching for another pair.
anonymous -
Frame: Straight Line 4.0
Lens:
I totally agree. I just bought them and I absolutley love them. The fit and form are just great. They are definitely a tad bit heavy though, though I just see that as a sign of quality. I am, and have always been an Oakley fan, and I personally think you cannot get a finer pair of glasses (prescription or sun) for the price. So, as I said, the weight just lets me know they arent going to simply bend and fold with the slightest bit of pressure from something unexpected happening. So I dont mind the little bit of extra weight. I know they are going to last. Weight = quality... In this case anyway... LoL. Not ALWAYS the case though, obviously... LoL
chadc -
Frame: black
Lens: dark (was rx)

Great loking glasses, but little tight on my larger head. I really liked the shape, but just couldn't wear them all the time. I upgraded to the Offline 6.0 and am very happy.
Andy -
Frame: Light
Lens:clear
I agree with chadc great frames feel fine at first then after a while I find them a little tight and somes annoying. I would not be able to wear them every day all day long.
Trevor -
Frame: light
Lens: clear

Can anyone tell me the difference between the 6.0, 4.0 and 2.0 of the Straight line series ? I'm looking to try and find a dealer with 2.0 in stock and can only find 6.0. Am curious what the differences are. Thanks
vindicator -
The Strap has got to be one of Oakley's best looking lifestyle shoes. An amazing combination of comfort, style and use of cutting edge materials, the Strap just looks and feels good. Wear them with jeans, shorts or even dockers for those office Fridays. Pricing is very reasonable as well.
skywalker51 -
I got these in the brown/tan and I love them. They are a nice semi casual shoe thats very comfortable. They go well with jeans but even better with khakis or tan cargo pants. It's my first pair of Oakley footwear and I'm pretty happy so far.
ball5out -
nice everyday casual wear and its an Oakley so what more could u ask for. pretty comfy and looks good at the same time
TSIcon8 -
Color: Black
Love these shoes they're killer comfortable and good looking too. Had these for months and wear them every day! Can be worn for anything too from jeans to shorts the Straps are lookin' good.
djsqiigles -
These are my everyday work shoes. I do alot of walking from building to building and the shoe has held up great.I own quite a few shoes and these are still the most comfortable and when they were new had a great look. Really they are quite perfect, I need a new pair! sizing runs a bit large, I wear a 10 addiadas/nike and the strap I wear a 9.5.
Energyshiftx -
Pretty good shoe. Nice Design & Great Color. I have the Concrete/Olive Green pair. The green looks very nice. Very comfortable shoes
Oakleyman -
Color: Black
Too expensive, and all the other sandals fit and feel so much better!!!!
Tick -
A tssteful, more traditional looking sandal. Closed toe would look good with casual dress
JL -
Color: Black

I still have mine funny enough, I never tested mine in water but when you close it with the tab button, it completely seals from the edges to the top of the case. These were made for the older generation of M Frames and won't fit the newer ones as the arms cross over. An oval indent at the back of the case doesn't allow for this cross over, which makes it impossible for heaters to fit in. Smaller lensed M's will have to be flipped over.
EastCoast -
Color: Black

This held my 1st gen. M Frames. It did the job. However, usually when my glasses are near the water they're on my face, so the flotability isn't a big selling point, though I guess it doesn't hurt. It couldn't hold my new M Frames unless they went in at a strange angle, so I got the M Frame Ballistic Case instead. This case does the job but is nothing special. It is reasonably strong.
Ed -
Color: Black

Got one of these as an alternate case for my M Frame. OK design, but a bit flimsy compared to the Soft Vaults. The snap closure is quick and easy, but since it is in the middle of the case, the edges can gap, especially if the material begins to warp.

Based on pictures from eBay, it seems like two sizes of this case were made. The one I have is a crescent shape when viewed from the top, tapers slightly from back to front, and is just barely large enough for my Hybrid-S M Frame. The other one I've seen is almost a complete half-circle and appears to be taller, so it should fit all M Frame lens sizes.
Jay_X_Bee -
Color: Black
Great box. Keeps my SubZero in good shape.
SpeedyJ -
This one has kept my subzero for over 6 years...
I still keep it in my glove compartment for my switch right now...

So for a total of +10yrs it is close to retirement.
KAMI X -
I love this lanyard I use it for my keys at work. It is very hardy and holds up well to the daily abuse.i want to pick up a few more for my personal key and just to collect them of course
Pander -
Color: Infrared and Black
Got these for free buying glasses. Don't do anything with them, but still a great accessoire!
switchblade5984 -
Its A lanyard....

But a cool one holds alot how ever be carefull of the clip i lost a pair of keys to it... :(
Je_Suis_Oakley -
Again it is a lanyard but this is my second one and it holds all the keys that I need it to hold. Looks great the color scheme is cool, one stretched oakley is a different color than all of the others.
flippj -
nice quality, to the disgust to the boss at work, use it to hang my police id onto....
Sam -
Yeah i guess this is good for holding keys, but i thought it was a sunglass lanyard to hang your shades from, bad mistake! Now why dont Oakley, the masters of glasses, make sunglass lanyards??? Seems a bit of a joke to me!
Farlius -
Color: Black, Red

I went through a lot of lanyards working as an RN and had two or three of these. I actually modified them with the clasp from my worn out Skull lanyards so I could keep it as a breakaway for work requrements. Nothing super fancy about them, but they were certainly comfortable. I thihnk they are still available and in more color schemes nowadays.
Derpitty -
A great idea from Oakley, but mine is twisted/tangled. Not sure what the correct term is to describe a lanyard that doesn't "sit" properly. I'm constantly trying to turn it inside out so that it looks normal. Oh well.
american image -
the quality of the lights are shit ! i had mine working exactly 10 minutes and a lightbulbs sort of exploded. maybe because we use 220 volt in europe/netherlands. but other than that , this is a thing of beauty !!
5 stars for looks
1 star for usability
Dann -
This variation on the standard tower is really a thing of beauty. The construction is a bit less refined, not because of poor workmanship, but due to the style they are going for. The standard tower is precision cut and perfect, while this has dulled rivets and a rough Stretch Logo. This case only holds Stretchline models like the Fatcat and Warden, and certain Monster Dogs and Dartboards.
Double -
I just picked one up and really like it. I like how solid it is and how it's built. It's not quite like the aluminum one I have but cool in it's own way.
stemoneymonkey -
just took a 9 hour round trip to snag me one of these, it was from the uk oakley showroom in hertfordshire and i must say it looks very cool in the flesh, its not got a stretch logo, its a square o one, the finish on the steel is a little uneaven i may get some black lead to rub in to even it up
Mahalia -
Stellar work there eveoryne. I'll keep on reading.
skylinrcr01 -
they try to relocate my "package" and cause some discomfort but other than that a solid pair of pants.
Tadhg -
Frame: Polished Black w/Gold Ghost
Lens: Titanium & Black Iridium
Somewhat different to the other styles i owe still not sure if they work with my head shape (huge) but i do love that ghost text as for how effective they are in the sun living in Ireland there's not much about to rate them but i got'em and i'm keeping'em
kingphilbert -
Frame: (#3) Planet X
Lens: +Red

Talk about running straight to the odd styles. A friend had got the #6 +Red and I liked the #3 with the frost on the lens. When I got it though (about a year after release) it was the #3N and had the outer lens rounded down creating a new lens. Awesome fit and the short ear stems (pre-fang) were great. A lot of flex in the lens. Welcome change from the M-Frame. Planet X was an awesome frame color compared to Fingerprint or Carbon. In one photo I have the Blue pair is shown with Crystal Blue Planet X and if you have held your regular Planet X up to a light it shines through a purple color (just weird facts).
kingphilbert -
Frame: (#6) all
Lens:

You need to pay attention on this style. The Sub Zero 6 was Planet X/+Red and had no Fangs on the ear stems. When Sub Zero went away it was replaced with 0.6 of the Zero family. It added fangs (like the 0.4 arms) with Oakley Stretch Logo and then just the "O" on it. Sub Zero had classic Oakley then Stretch Logo. The lens was slightly wider. It came in Blue and +Red to look like the Sub and the Clear, Persimmon and Gold were the 0.6 only. It did carry over N2T with the Sub lens, but I assume that was because it was so unique. There was a gold Sub eventually but the rounder lens. Still remained a great glass compared to the Sub Zero.
Andy Sparks -
Frame: (#2) Fingerprint
Lens: Black Iridium
Bought in Chamonix FR in 1992. They have 12 yr of skiing, biking running - and some sack time after I did get a bit self conscious with them. Started wearing them again recently. They have just suffered an attack of old age with the hinge element on the left leg collapsing. The lens element is still great. The grey colour lens is very good in high light conditions - and very nicely colour neutral
Chris -
Frame: (#6) Finger Print
Lens: Blue Iridium

Got these way back in 1997. Great glasses once you get past the somewhat unconventional look. The eye coverage is great (not as big as the M-frame Heater, thankfully) and the glasses are about as light as the air. I had one of the earpieces come off of the lens about 3 years after I got them, but I superglues it back on. Even now in 2004 I still use them occasionally for softball and biking.
LEX7 -
Frame:#3 Planet X
Lens:+Red Iridium

These look even weirder than my Sub Zero 4's, which I didnt think was possible.
they still look pretty cool but definately not for wearing in public and the lens is extremely pale so not good for bright sun.
Great for the collection though.
Dann -
Frame: PlanetX (#4)
Lens: Blue Iridium

A nice pair form years past. Older than I've been collecting, but I'm glad to have finally gotten one of these. It's a very unique and crazy style, but I love it. The ear stems don't seem that long, and I'm afraid they'll fall off, so I don't plan to wear them much.

On a side note, the Blue Iridium seems different than the modern counterpart. The base seems to be the same as used in Fire. The coating seems the same though.
flippj -
Frame:
Lens:
love all the colours and the shapes. these were the first style i bought, now i have all the sub zeros and all the combos in the 0.6 range. ultra light, ultra crazy looking, but nothing else comes close for uniqueness!-thats oakley all over!
banarno -
Frame:#1 Carbon Fiber
Lens:Black Iridium

My First pair of Sub Zeros,these were so radical from anything else,with the one piece,2 lens frameless design.
The Sub Zeros started the trademark "zero weight" philosophy, and you can easily forget you are wearing them,or if you had them sitting perched on top of your head!
These were still designed for the sportsman,so not a massive hit,but still really put Oakley on the map.
Tick -
Frame: #3 Planet X
Lens: + Red Iridium
These are the first pair I ever bought & they started my sickness. So lightweight they're almost like wearing nothing. Some original Sub-Zeros had a problem with the frames falling off the lenses.
Nazgul -
Frame: (#1) Carbon Fiber
Lens: Black Iridium

I remember seeing this in a magazine in 1991/92 and for some strange reason i had sleepness nights dreaming of owning one..
I was drawn more to the cool and wierd design.
Weeks late, I manage to scrape up some $ and bought it.
I hardley ever wore it since it looked too wierd just walkin around town:)
Eventually i gave it to my friend who was a dancer cuz he looked so funky with the shades:)
njphil -
Frame: (#6) Finger Print
Lens: Blue Iridium


Got these back in like 97 or so. I liked the look reminded me of the M-frame but different. I have used them everyday for about 5 years or so (until i got Romeos). They still look almost as good as the day i bought them. The only thing is on the Oakley stretch logo on the side one little part of it has the color coming off. Otherwise these have held up great.
american image -
Frame: various
Lens: various
see my personal collection for colordetails.
This model was when it came out a revolution in leightweight, protective, HDO eyewear. seriously different than anything else , i learned to appriciate it more and more as time went by.
today i think that this was one of oakleys cornerstone models
very very very overall good glasses, with unique designs within the model-range
banarno -
Frame:#3 Planet X
Lens:+Red
Clone of the Sub Zero #1 and #2, only with Positive Red lenses,and Planet X temples and earstems.
TomCAT -
Frame:#1 Carbon Fiber
Lens:Black Iridium

Coolest sunglasses ever made. First saw them used by the Motorola Cycling Team back in the early 90's. I never cycle or drive without them. The design just exudes speed. Oakley logo starting to wear out, but otherwise, holding up great for its age.
Tick -
Frame: Planet X N2T
Lens: Black Iridium
All I can say is WOW! It took a long time to find these (when I received these from another member it's actually the first time i've ever seen them in real life) But it was worth it. They're no different shapewise from the other Subs but they are unique in that they have parallel lines etched to define the orbitals rather than being frosted. They're very cool & in perfect condition to boot!
theJackal -
Frame: Planet X
Lens: +Red Iridium

I've had these for years now and much prefer them to my M-frames as they are so light. I had to return them after only a few weeks as they had developed a crack along the etching.

Oakley were great and replaced them straight away with a new pair in a few weeks, and... something that some people may not know is that they were also brought out with extended arms which was better than the original one, particularly for sport which i was using them for. By far the most comfortable sunnies I have owned.

Currently not worn often as I need a prescription now, but after sitting on my prescription glasses I'm enjoying these once again.
banarno -
Frame:#2 Fingerprint
Lens: Black Iridium
Clone of the Sub Zero #1, only with Fingerprint temples and earstems.
Dann -
Frame: Planet X (#3)
Lens: +Red

Again, one of the cooler older models. These look rather silly on me, but they look great for the collection. As weird as they fit, they stay on and you forget your're wearing them. Can't say that for the modern Zero's.
OsmosisJones -
Frame: #5 Carbon Fiber
Lens: Black Iridium

So vintage and so Oakley. They look absolutely horrid on me, but on the display stand they are a must have.

So lightweight and so OUT THERE. Grab up these vintage zeros while you can. Theyre so much cooler in person.
oogie -
Frame: Carbon Fiber
Lens: Black

A great style in its own right. Probably outdone over the years by the highly-desired 0.3, but the Sub Zero was the base for all the others to follow and brought some sweet design and extreme comfort to the forefront. A winer!
boulderingnorway -
Frame: Planet X
Lens: +Red Iridium

My first meeting with these glasses were in 94'. A older snowboard buddy of mine had them and I was sooo jealous. I was too young to afford them so I had to talk my parents into buying them to me... Unfortunately the shop only carried the 0.4 gold and the fxxxx salesman convinced my parents into buying those instead. I was pleased enough but not quite there. Years passed and other models were coming in... Now in 2005 I got my hands on the exact model I wanted back in the days... Absolutely great!!!


splatter -
Frame: Carbon fiber
Lens: blue iridium

Really light and such a cool shape for a lens, they are like wearing nohing.
banarno -
Frame:#2n Burn Brush
Lens: Bronze Iridium
These had slightly less frame around the lens than the #1,#2 and #3.
The #2n and #3n were being produced at the same time, but designed and produced with the military in mind.
erol -
Frame: #3 Planet X
Lens: + Red Iridium

Absolutely unique and a milestone for Oakley. The second i saw one i knew i had to have it. Optically superior on one hand and kinda fragile on the other, more akin to jewelery than sunglasses. The Red Iridium changes colour when viewed under the sun. Too short earstems when compared with the later 0.4. More of a casual wear-piece than for active sports, but all in all priceless. If you can find these now at a good price buy `em.

Vintage Oakley at it´s best.
banarno -
Frame:#3n Planet X
Lens:+Red
These had slightly less frame around the lens than the #1,#2 and #3.
The #3n and #2n were being produced at the same time, but designed and produced with the military in mind.
Dann -
Frame: #3n Planet-X / #2n Burn Brush
Lens: +Red / Bronze

Slight variants of the standard #2 and 3, except the #2 changed to a colorway which would later be standard on the 0.4 and 0.5. The frosted area around the lens is minimal in this variant, and makes a nice collector's piece.
jumpman73 -
Frame: #2n Burn Brush
Lens: Bronze

Very nice and unique pair of Oakleys. The style and design screams Oakley. The fit is very comfortable. The frame really accomodates all different size and shapes of heads. The eye coverage is decent. In my peripheral view, I can see some uncovered parts but not much. The burn brush with the bronze lens is a nice combo.
Davemeister -
Frame: (#1n) Carbon Fiber
Lens: Black Iridium

These were my first pair of sunglasses, bought just after release in 1993. I've always had prescription glasses, but I wanted these Sub Zeros really bad so I got contacts. That didn't work too well for me, so I had to store the Subs away for over a decade. Finally got Lasik in 2006 and the first thing I did was bring out the Sub Zeros. They still looked great. Currently looking at Ti Polarized Whiskers as the eventual successor should anything happen to my Sub Zeros.
Schulze -
Frame: 2n burn brush
Lens: Bronze

I love these for exercising far better than my M-frames. They allow the sweat to run down around my eyebrows instead of catching onto the frame and running down the lens into my vision.

BiGCoB -
Frame: (#3N) Planet X
Lens: +Red

I really wanted a sub zero to add to my collection. I found this one and decided that they were the one I needed.
When I received them, I was a little bit disappointed that the +Red is really light and is more blue than red. An other negative point is the shortness of the ear stems.
Finally, they are great as a collector piece, but no more for me.
BiGCoB -
Frame: (#2N) Burn brush
Lens: Bronze (Iridium)

I don't like a lot the burn brush color/pattern. On the other hand, it perfectly match the lens color.

The Bronze Iridium lens is a little bit different than Gold Iridium I have on my Romeo 1. It's a little less brown and more ... bronze. Still a really beautiful Iridium.

Once again (see my other review), they are a true collector piece and I couldn't let them go.

Overall, a good 3 skulls for the design and old school touch, but two skulls retired for the bad vision coverage and the shortness of the stems.
Ian -
Frame: Carbon Fiber
Lens: Black Iridium

My buddy's dad had Sub Zeros. I think they were the #5s. I always used to think they were ugly, but secretly covet them, nonetheless. My buddy's dad died some years back, and I still secretly hope that they're lying around and that my buddy will find them and give them to me. Does that make me a bad person?
SpeedyJ -
Frame: #3n
Lens: +red

This is were it all began...
This was my first,I think in 1994... I still remeber the day I bought them. I kept them beside my bed for weeks! Everynight before I went tot sleep I lookt at them and wished them goodnight with a big grinn on my face :)


I used them primarily for running. You would even feel you have them on...
The sweat has however influenced the unobtanium pieces in the end and the shades itself has tiny cracks...
I will always treasure this one for the memories.
(howecome the scale only goes up to 5, I still gieve them a 10)

HACrider -
Frame:Faux Carbon Fiber (#1)
Lens:Black Iridium

I love the look of the Sub-zero! I have had so many people comment on them when I wear them out. Ohh 1992, where have you gone? Sure the rubber on the arms are starting to decay and the nose piece sits funny...but I do enjoy a piece of Oakley history! The best part of it all, my buddy pulled them out a junk drawer and said "here you go, thought you might want these"! P.S. watch out for the replicas out now!
rich5150 -
Frame: #4 Planet X
Lens: Blue Iridum
These were my fisrt and only pair of sub's. I still have them at my mom's house somewhere. When I first saw them I thought those were the sikkest pair of sunglasses I had ever seen. My girlfriend (wife now) thought that they were to "flashy" and "weird" looking. I didn't care what she thought, I bought them and after a few weeks she loved them too!!! Classic
moogy -
Frame: planet x
Lens: blue

I had an original pair of sub zeros, they were a bit too extrovert for me. then i bought the blue iridium...they are amazing!i used them for skiing, they are so light, they cut all the glare but lets you see all the detail. come off the sunny piste and go into a mountain restaurant and not realise you have them on.
my girlfriend wont let me wear them as they are "odd looking" so she dont come skiing any more! its her or my glasses!
get yourself a pair, you wont believe how brilliant they are :()
O -
in the virtual museum page 4 on the left vault view. they claim the .3s as sub zeros, because it is a sub zero box in the case with a "3" on it. hmmmmm
Dann -
It was a mistake, on the other side of the room they have a Sub Zero with a 0.3 box.
Dann -
Another offering to the classic straight jackets. This I imagine would discolor in a second once out in the rain, so it's a strict collection piece.
splatter -
They feel nice on but I would be afraid to sweat in them or let skin oils discolor or mat the suede.
banarno -
This just has to be the craziest,most awesome impractical frame colour they ever did,so pretty much one for the collector.
LEX7 -
this must be super super rare. ive seen one on ebay in 2 years and ive been kicking myself i didnt get it as i must have all the weird frame colours that have been made.
i dunno why this and the super weird leather wrap were done on classic straight jackets.
not even a nice colour surely a black suede would have been a more sensible choice.
BiGCoB -
I sent 5 of those ugly Suede covered straight Jacket from France to US. And I'll definitly never get one of those for me because I'm a wearer before being a collector, and I would never wear this one. They are really comfortable to wear (tried one a few seconds) but should be quickly used/damaged. But I'll give 4 Stars to this frame because of his unique style.
bebeau -
With the suede look, it goes great with all other non Oakley suede products such as jackets. But this would have to be one of the best options that Oakley put out for the Straight Jackets. One problem with it is the part that touches your nose will change colors due to the oils on your nose (found out on my first pair). So this would be one of the pairs for the case only!
Ian -
Sick. I was able to pick up both the Leather Wrap and Suede Straight Jackets on the same day. They are fraternal twins. So freakin sweet, but so not-for-everyday-wear.
OluvrNawlins -
Frame: Crystal Red, City Print
Lens: +Red / Black iridium
The newly updated SUPREME© version on the classic frogskins have a few improvements over the originals: new metal redesigned logo, different hinge setup, and of course the supreme logo. All in all, a lil different, but basically the same just in a limited release made just for the SUPREME brand. It appears that most red crystal frames came with black iridium lenses however, the pair I bought has a beautiful +red lens which makes these all the more special. The city print is nice too, more along the lines of the text gascan from a while back but with actual pictures of city scenes. All in all, if you don't mind the high MSRP of $160 a pair, or the outrageous secondary market price, these are a must have for us hard core Oakley collectors.I only rated these a 3 due to the high price point and these being a re-released product.
Dann -
Frame: White City
Lens: Black

OluvrNawlins beat me to the punch on most of the points, so I'll try to cover it without repeating too much.

After over 10 years since the discontinuation of the Classic Frogskin, rumors started leaking out about a possible reissue based on the original molds. When they finally did show up, they were partnered with Supreme and released exclusively in their stores. The $160 price tag is a bit much given you can get an original New in Box for about that much, which is also considered a bit high.

The quality of course has been updated to what we consider normal for today. O Matter has been used, the hinge has been lengthened to increase the strength, and the pivot point is beveled rather than cylindrical. The metal icons are also used like all other modern releases.

The print frame is beautiful, as well as the microbag, which comes on all of the pairs, not just the White City one. You can see a noticeable halftone pattern, but that seems to be more of a function of the source artwork rather than the printing process. You also get a strap and business card all which comes in a classic style clear box, which aside from a modern copyright date and a rather silly looking Retro rendition of the Supreme logo, it's dead on for the original. I don't plan on wearing these, since I can get an original to beat around for much less, but it works perfectly as a companion pair to my other collectable print frames.
LEX7 -
Frame:White City
Lens:Black

WOW, this print is outrageous, and so worth the money. the others however are a bit silly, they have the same colours and yet charge the huge price.
also comes with a great printed bag.
AWESOME!!!!
Dann -
Frame: Gold
Lens: 24K

Sick, sick, sick! I was annoyed at the price point of the original Supreme Frogs, and these are even higher, but I see why. Oakley has certainly given us a pair worthy of display, use, admiration/all of the above. I thought the lenses were Gold Iridium at first, but they ended up being 24k (back at long last) which is a nice nod to the older lenses that are making limited comeback. The combination of Gold Chrome and the 24k shouts out, but still doesn't look like something out of a child's birthday party favor bag. These will live on the shelf, since I dare not risk ruining them, but due to the translucent box, I can even display them all while safety tucked behind two layers of plastic. Long live the Frogskins.
wundrdog1 -
Frame: Gold
Lens: 24K

Wow! All I can say is Wow! Amazing! If you want a pair of sunnies that look great in a display case, these are the ones for you. They look like Oakley took a pair of plain old froggies and then completely plated them in 24K gold! Bling factor of 10! No problems/blemishes whatsoever in the finish. Oakley has really stepped up its quality control. The 24K lenses have a terrific mirror finish, no way anyone will see your eyes in these! If the price wasn't so high, I'd give them 6 stars! The supreme logo on the inside temple and the white city microfiber bag are nice touches. Can't wait to hear people's comments when they seem them in my display case!
wundrdog1 -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: Chrome

As nice as these are to look at, I was expecting the lens to be more mirrored than it is. It looks to me like black iridium (with possibly a little less mirror than the original frogskins). The finish is very nice and the supreme logo on the inside temple adds a nice touch. I haven't found any blemishes in the finish at all. Quite amazing! Not quite as nice as the Gold/24K, but still quite a looker. They really look like they've been dipped in chrome paint. Too bad they are so pricey. I may have to part with these and just keep the gold ones. Time will tell.
ichibandidisan -
Frame: White City
Lens: Black

The print on these are awesome, as already mentioned by earlier reviewers. Perhaps second only to the Red Tiger Camo, imo, though I've yet to behold the latter in person as of yet. I think the gold and chrome models are easily trumped by the Shaun White Blue Chrome of the Collectors' series. Just being honest.
tmsorrel1 -
Frame: Chrome, 24k, White w/24k, Royal Blue, Crystal Red
Lens:Various
I love these frames as I love all Frogskins, however these can get expensive. I will still eventually complete the set.
o-xide -
I am not a surfer so I can't say this is a good surf bag. I just had a chance to fully check out this huge bag. Huge enough that there is no way it would fit in car. You may have to put it on the roof. This bag is thick enough to fit a few board but men, they don't call this a coffin for nothing. I am not sure if this would even pass the limit size when checking it in the airport.
oogie -
A great alternative to those not looking to drop the $160 on the wet/dry bag. Just about the same size, maybe not quite the same fine construction. But you still get the sweet changing mat, so thats always a big plus. A killer looking bag, though!
american image -
i have the 2003 model surf pack , and it is good , not great . the space is limited, compared to the overall size
looks are great though
idealoakley -
This thing is huge!!
More room than I actually need for my daily use. It is perfect for the beach as it comes with hte change mat. It has a waterproof bottom as well. It has loads of pockets for all you small gadgets. If you need something with loads of room but is VERY comfortable to wear on your back with excellent weight distribution....this is your pack! I wore it in the rain and when I came indoors every pocket and all contents were dry!!!
jumpman73 -
Awesome bag. The design looks really nice but not to different from the previous surf pack. There is a lot of room for stuff and this will definitely pack a lot of things. You could probably get away with a 4 day trip on this bag. Very durable bag. My OPD punched a hole through the bag with a pen and the hole closed up and rubbed away with no tears. I wouldn't recommend doing that though.
Ian -
I used this for college. It fit most of my needs. I like that it has laptop compartment in it, and that was the only reason I didn't use my old Icon bag. I bought it in a fit of nostalgia (I went to school in Utah, and I'm from So Cal), and I missed surfing. My only complaint is that the drawstring opening isn't very large. My xbox barely slides through. I'm sure that if I used if for actually surfing, it would be wonderful.
O'B-5150 -
This Newer Surf Pack 4.0 is what I call "Chromed Up!" This thing has so many places for storage of just about everything. Its main compartment could fit just about 2 changes of clothes and possibly a beach towel. It is easy to access the main compartment and the lap top compartment. I actually put my Oakley Smoke sandals in the laptop compartment. You can definitely take this on carry on for an airline flight for a long weekend. I would recommend to anyone who travels a lot on short trips
timoak33 -
Ok so forget the previous surf bags or you may be disappointed. This is the large version holding 40 litres. The left side pockets have a waterproof lining allowing you to stow wet surf tools etc. There's many pockets for your gear. The main compartment has a wet bag which you can put your wet gear in, its quite large and has a clip attached so you can close the bag. All in all its just like any other bag with the addition of the wet pockets. The ironic thing is, the bag isn't waterproof!
The design is also very bland, needs a bit more o factor! Not a bad bag though!
o-xide -
Color:FMJ Red
Wow. look at the construction of this bag. lots of bells and whistles! Looks similar to the Snow Pack but still distinctive. Got an extra wet pack inside. MP3 pocket, Cell phone pocket and more. FMJ Red has an irridecent sheen. Not like the website. I love this bag! a little big and a tad heavy.
jumpman73 -
This bag is awesome. I use this for all my weekend trips. The storage is cool even though it looks like it can hold more than it actually does. The only drawback for me is that once you get clothes packed in there its a little hard to dig around because of the way the bag zips up. Still, gotta have this bag.
oogie -
Color: Silver
A great bag! Sort of like an upgrade to the Icon backpack, IMO. The same great collection of a large main compartment, multitudes of smaller pockets and places to hide stuff, and your obligatory headphones cord outlet. The addition of the changing mat is a fantastic plus!
Ofan -
Color: Black

I live nowhere near any beaches but this backpack is great. I love how it has all these pockets to put stuff in. I like how it contours to your back and shoulder, having the changing mat is just icing. I also got it for a great price at a nearby O Vault so that's a definite plus.
O-bandit -
color: black

i find the best formed area for the bag if you have to take care heavy stuff. the fit on my back it´s perfect. if the pack fixed nothing slides on our back.... it´s like the backpack clutch on the body. with the padding on the shoulders and back it´s a great feeling to wear it!

if you need a O-pack this one is just 1st class....

Matt
crmnjst -
This bag is great i have the silver and black one use it at the beach all the time. the bag has a multitude of pockets and like the name implies it keeps your dry stuff seperated from your w