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jumpman73 -
Nice Oakley box. A little conservative but consistent with Oakley's design.
Dann -
The wallet box is nice and big, and can be used to prop up some other part of you collection. It's the traditional yellow design, but it's a wallet box, don't go expecting too much.
Lali -
I keep all my Oakley tags in this box. The overall look is nice, so four stars are given.
Isotope -
Color: Black

In general, this is a great bag with several stand out features- Its durable (ballistic?) nylon construction, solid collapsible handle that can be set at multiple lengths, tons of pockets, and slightly angled wheels that keep the bag from overturning when being pulled, and a top area that can be collapsed by the use of the straps.
warwagon -
Color:Black

I Love my War Wagon and find it perfect for travelling, especially as carry on luggage. was able to take more with me and having the wheels made walking through the Airports a breeze. A nice long handle even good for the talk folk. Now if I need a small bag i can leave it collapsed or expanded on demand. Just perfect.
o-xide -
Color:Black
I love this bag that I have 2!!!. I used to work for UAL and travel the word with bag. folds flat for easy carry on or expand it for check in. But I wouldn't recommend checking it in. Quality is not that great but the design stands out. Another collector's must have.
fin7 -
Every bit Oakley and heavy.
Great design features with expanding sections,
pull out stabiliser, and a heafty metal icon.
Easily enough space for a W/E break,
Some of the newer AP stuff gives the WW a good run for its money
A collection must have,
Iggy -
It looks great, but other than that, not very functional. I planned on making this my check-in travel bag, but for a student who has to travel overseas every so often, I find the capacity to be severely lacking. Tremendously heavy too, I have to lug around enough things as it is! Pretty disappointed with it.

I had to settle for an Arnold Palmer bag, and while I find it lacking in the looks department, it serves its purpose better than the 'Wagon. If I come across the AP Rolling Bag, I hope it would be a better luggage option.
O-bandit -
my best luggage ever. even for flights overseas. all fits in just right and it´s still enough place to take care for the "souvenir" from the trip....
it´s a little to heavy for carry the bag the hole time during the day but for a trip fine! i like the chance to separate the clean from the dirty cloth.
after 3 or 4 years still in good condition....
Oakley quality!!
Rick -
Saw the Red Hemi Dodge this past summer. What really stood out for me (apart from the obvious) was the icon hood scoop and icon-shaped door handles. The Warwagon was there too - much more rugged in appearance that the street-inspired Hemi lowrider. Both cool trucks. Very Oakley.
TiO2 -
I saw this at FootHill Ranch, and I must say I was entirely impressed. When you open the door, a step comes down for you automatically. It's a beautiful truck, and it's HUGE! The one pictured here isn't quite like the one I saw. There were more graphics on it, and it was a newer model.
Brian -
Saw this in Denver at the drag races. How much cooler can you get (other than an Oakley Hummer). Kevlar seats and a place in the back to hold up your motorcycle. The only thing it didn't have is Iridium coated windows (glass in the truck was to imperfect for Oakley to try).
Brian -
Saw this in Denver at the drag races. How much cooler can you get (other than an Oakley Hummer). Kevlar seats and a place in the back to hold up your motorcycle. The only thing it didn't have is Iridium coated windows (glass in the truck was to imperfect for Oakley to try). Was told price tag of $80,000+, but not for sale.
jumpman73 -
Pretty cool trucks. The detail on them was pretty neat. They had the icon influence on the red truck. Saw these the first time I went to HQ.
mentzer -
Wow!!! I've seen the trucks twice in the past few months and they are awesome. The pics just don't do them justice. They're amazing. Man that would be sweet if you could have that done to your own truck!
Bruin1 -
These trucks are sweet! I've got pics of them from my many trips to HQ!!
Double -
That's one thing I'll give Oakley, they do some killer looking paint jobs.
kingphilbert -
Frame: Olive
Lens: Grey

I bought a pair of these hoping to god they weren't going to feel like a traditional Rayban aviators and be slightly smaller. They are made for a larger head (and I wear Monster Dogs which are not small). Nosepieces are half the size of normal wires and uncomfortable, tight. The frame itself isn't super sturdy. The lenses were popped out when they arrived. It just doesn't feel like an overly great Oakley product.
KSbiker -
Frame: polished gold
Lens: vr28 gold

just got these into our shop with some other from the heavystretch line (fat cats, monster dog/doggle, big squares, ect...) I love them. they fit awesome and are pretty light for how big and flashy they are. I've got two pair coming for me. if you want a pair don't hesitate, according to the people I've spoken with at Oakley they are a limited edition. so get yours fast!
bong -
Frame: Olive
Lens: Grey


Oakley's rendition on the classic Aviator style sunglasses... really interesting but I'm not sure if it's wholly successful. From a design standpoint, there's a couple of very interesting and unique elements Oakley incorporated. Linear ear stems are so much better on aviator frames; I tried on most of Ray Ban's aviator styles and I could never get them to fit because of the lack of linear ear stems. Also, the hammer type design are incorporated in the ear stems, freeing temple pressure. I love the Oakley spread logo on top of the top nose bridge; the logo is deeply sculpted into the wire metal frame, as well as the logos on the ear stems. They're big and deep enough on the ear stems to have a nice contrast, so that the logo could be seen from a distance. I love the True Metal Icons on other frames, but I don't think it would've worked on the Wardens.

The olive frames look really great. I was worried that they would be more of a lightish Army-type Olive Drab color, but Oakley's olive finish is more of a cross between Olive Drab and Gunmetal; not overly green but green enough to be noticed. Also, the finish of the metal is really nice; there's a slightly brushed metal quality to it, and with a slight metal sheen. I hope they incorporate this color finish with other Wire frames.

This is the first time I'm getting Oakley lenses without any Iridium coating, it seems to me that the grey lenses aren't that good for glare compared to the Black Iridium. However, they aren't overly dark; the lenses are neutral and colors retain true. they also work well for both strong and weak sun. The lack of an Iridium coating makes them less flashy, but the understated look goes well with the Aviator style.

The frames are really light and comfortable... and B-I-G! The lenses are substantially bigger than the next biggest Wire frames, the Big Square Wire. If you have a smallish face, they wouldn't work for you. Even with my big head they still look slightly cartoonish. I think Oakley could've slimmed down the lenses height wise just a tad, and less of a teardrop style since light seeps in between the sides of my nose and the frames. Since this was Oakley's rendition of the classic Aviator, they could've modified it just a bit more. The frames are easily bendable though, with a slightly flimsy feel, so they would need a bit more caution than other Wire models. So far I've never had the lenses pop out on me... The red microfiber bag is a nice touch after the sea of black bags within my collection.

For what it's worth, the Wardens are not expensive. Also the fact that they're limited editions wouldn't stop me from getting another color.
Dragon -
Frame: polished gold
Lens: vr28 gold

I was trying to choose a color and all were nice, but in my opinion the gold one is the only one that is really worth buying. The silver one is not as nice as the New Aviators from Ray-Ban ( you should look it before getting the Oakley one ), but I really loved my gold one!
Oak -
Frame: White ("One-Off" colourway given to a handful of athletes)
Lens: Black iridium

Great looking pair. If they had the logo and earsteam found on the Crosshair, they'd be perfect. They're as well made as the Crosshair (though both are not as well made as the A, E, or Square Wire). I'm giving the Warden a 4.5 (or a 5 since I'll have to round up).
OakleyMonster -
Frame: SIlver Straight arm
Lens: Polarized Back Iridium

THis is by far my favorite Oakley wire frame, and I've owned most of them at one time or another. I have a medium-large head; I wear Romoes, Big Squares and Twenties comfortably.

The straight arm is more comfortable on me than the trigger arms, and the slight frame flex is good of your ears are uneven, they almost adjust themselves. The large frame size provides great coverage, but the classic aviator style is less striking than the Gascan or Riddle.

I really enjoy my custom combo, and I can't wait to find the Olive frame!
Dann -
Frame: Pink Camo
Lens: Violet

Took me a while to finally get these, but I did eventually. I wanted to get a hammer stem one for the collection, and Pink Camo seemed to be the only one readily available still in that configuration. I've never wear them, but they're a nice splash of color in the wire section.

Since hammers are now on the Crosshair, there's no need for the Wardens to have them too, but it's a nice snapshot of Oakley history, when you have multiple generations lined up. The lenses are the same as the second generation so no difference there. The hammers do provide more of the traditiona three-point fit, while the triggers tend to push on your ears a little more, but both are great pairs to collect or wear.
ShadyOak -
Frame: Olive
Lens: Grey

This is my fourth Warden review, so I will just concentrate on what makes them different from the others in my collection.

The color is great! The Olive is a nice, slightly glossy, brushed finish that is the perfect shade of green. The Grey lenses are a little boring, but I can't think of a color that would go better with the Olive, so it works well.

The frame itself seems a bit thinner than the trigger stems. On one hand this makes them lighter, but on the other hand they have a more flimsy feel. I've worn them quite a bit now and they have held up really well, so I'll chalk that feeling up to perception. They fit very well and have a really great classic aviator style with that cool Oakley twist.

I've said it before, I'll say it again, I love Warden's! 5 skulls.
lionel -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR28 Gold Iridium


If you love aviator styled sunglasses, these are the ones for you. They fit really will and I have a larger head. The base on any VR28 lens is absolutely amazing and so soothing on the eyes. I have the stretch chrome wardens and these new square O ones are my new love. I've been wanting a pair of gold metal frame sunglasses and these are a perfect choice.
BullyVW -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Grey
For quite some time, I had sworn by my Crosshair and Crosshair S's...never even giving the Wardens a second glance. The price was right on an auction, and I'm glad I bought these. With a larger orbital than the Crosshair, the Warden's fit is near perfect, the lenses give excellent coverage, and the style is classic and classy. I highly recommend these.
8 O's and Counting -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

As always, Oakley's Polarized lenses dominate. These glasses are a much more aggressive/intimidating version of the classic Aviator style. Appropriately named Warden, these glasses give you an "all-business" look and great eye protection. To boot, the mirror quality of the frame and lens adds to the cool factor.
Teddy -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Polarized

Very nice. Badass look and fit was great. Polarization was awesone. Unfortunately, they got lifted so I have to go shopping again. Probably won't buy the Wardens again as they were just a tad bigger than I would ideally want.
ShadyOak -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR28 Gold Iridium

These are possibly my favorite pair of Oakley's I've owned so far (out of around 35 pairs). The fit on me is great (after a little nose bomb tweeking) and the gold on gold is so over the top I just love it! The VR28 base is awesome as always, but the gold iridium is what makes this lens really pop. The lenses are big enough to provide great coverage and look like a proper aviator, but not so big as to look just stupid (like the crap Johny Knoxville wears). I also love how I can get these all the way back on my nose and my eye lashes don't touch. The square O icon is very clean looking, but in this application it's not as obvious it's an Oakley icon as in others. Either way, it's still cool. All round an amazing pair of shades :^)
jumpman73 -
Frame: Pink Camo (Trigger)
Lens: Violet

The pink camo is an interesting color. I like it though just like the rest of the camo colors from Oakley. I think it works great with the violet lens as well. The Warden is pretty much your traditional avaiator sunglass but with an Oakley twist with the trigger earstems.
Dann -
Frame: Gold
Lens: VR28 Gold

I finally found a pair to try on. They are nice glasses, but seem very thin, like I could break them if I looked at them wrong. I'm sure there's a market, and plenty of people have been snagging these up, but they are far too traditional for my tastes.
TSIcon8 -
Frame: Polished
Lens: VR28 Black

Well I was finally able to get another pair of these after the tragic accident with my last pair. I like them a lot despite the fact that I really don't like the aviator style. I think that they are fun to wear though especially on a nice summer day. Haha.
KAMI X -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR28 Gold Iridium

great pair for the retro fear and loathing in LV hunter s thomason / flight deck aviator look good for brite light conditions which was suprizing because they done really look like they would be.
i personaly think these are more of a whimsy/novelty pair and not an everyday pair.
x-metalman -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR28 Gold
These are cool, but I think I like Crosshair better. I'm not big on the stretch logo and these seem more like a "pilot" attempt at the aviator style, whereas the Crosshairs are a more "final execution" on the style. Don't like the triggers on them either. But, I guess they are aimed at the retro crowd along with the rest of the Stretch lineup.
bigcranston -
Frame: polished gold
Lens: vr28

The are a great pair of sunglasses. I was going to get a pair of crosshair but went to the shop and saw these. I think these are far sexier than the crosshair and had to get them. My only slight prob with them is that I don't like teh trigger stem but overall I think they're great.
dan-E -
Frame: Olive
Lens: Grey

If you like aviators, the Wardens are the more traditionally designed compared to the Crosshairs. The available trigger earstems add an attractive touch and the variety of colors are cool. And, at least on me, they fit better than the Crosshairs. But I'm just not a fan of aviators.
kingphilbert -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR28 Gold

Once again I find myself retracting my first impression of another Stretchline piece. Time must heal all wounds. I'm not sure what it is that allows this frame to fit 100x better than the very first pair I tried when the hit last summer? I do love the triggers on the newer style, and that may add a little better fit for me. Perhaps I had to start with the Crosshiar and work my way into these. The new fit is magnificent with no problems so far. The Polished Gold with VR28 Gold combos is to date one of the most attractive colorways I have seen. Esp with the amber tint on the stretch logo over the gold.
markle -
Frame: Gunmetal grey
Lens: Grey
Oakley has taken a unique spin on the Aviator theme. Not for everyone, but they are rock-star-cool. They are great looking and better than my previous Rayban "Modern Aviators".
Wear them if you want to be noticed.
LEX7 -
Frame:Polished Gold
Lens:VR28 Gold Iridium

I had been wanting these for a while but never made the plunge, that all changed when i saw them with triggers, i just had to have them,
i now think wardens are crosshairs cooler brothers cos the strethline logo on top of the nose bridge and on both the ear stems just makes them look sooo good.
this colour combo is awesome no wonder crosshairs are stealing it.
pretty sure i will end up getting a pair of crosshairs one day though.
oogie -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Grey

Not the most stand-outish style in the world ... but it is something different from the O, so I respect that. I like the silver/grey combo the best, since it helps the frame stand out, though I wouldn't mide the the black iridium over the grey. Seems pretty cool, I think the Oakley script on top of the bridge is a pretty nice touch.
Brendan -
Frame: gold
Lens: vr28

I got sick of my xmetals so I sold them on ebay and bought a pair of wardens. These glasses are all steez. They look rad but the quality is questionable. My lens pop out often and coming from the xmetals they bend easily. Tip, don't wear them on your head, you'll stretch them.

Anyways I do love them but you have to know what you're buying; a slick pair of shades, not eye protection for playing bball with the boys.
Rick -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR28 Gold Iridium
I defy anyone to try these on and not feel invincible. I got a great deal on these off eBay and I can't get over how coolt hey are. The trigger arms set it off and the stretch logo on the arm is a great old school style cue. I just can't get over how much bang for the buck you get in this pair of glasses. What has taken Ray Ban years to work towards, Oakley nailed in its first attempt - an aviator with attitude!
sparra -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR28 Gold Iridium

Not a fan of the Wardens - Crosshairs are much, much better. They don't look very impressive, they fit fairly poorly for Oakley's, and they don't seem built to last. Once again, when I first saw them in a foreign shop, I thought they were fakes. Not good.
BrianJ1888 -
Frame: any
Lens: any
I'm going against the grain here by saying that I really like these more than the Crosshair. If you have an average to small head, the lenses on the Crosshair look HUGE. The Warden fits me better than the Crosshair. As for quality, I've only tried them in stores, as I can't find the pair I want. I also imagine that the Gen2 Warden (with the Trigger Earstems) has refined design and quality over the original.
Rick -
Frame: Brown Camo
Lens: Gold Clear Iridium
Picked these up off Yahoo! Japan auctions and it took me a few days, but I now love them. The Gold Clear lens is exactly what it sounds like; Gold and Clear. These are definitely more for looks than practicality. But, isn't practicality over-rated? They are unisex, but I think I may have lost these to my wife because she tried them on and loved them too. The frame color is listed as Brown Camo and not Brown Tortoise as it appears in the database. Definitey unique and make a statement.
Dann -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR28 Gold

Once again, I go back and buy a model that I gave a poorer review to earlier. Guess it's slim pickins now. I got these at a discount, and I've been wearing them quite a lot now. It's nice to have a pair that I can wear all the time, and not stash into the collection to remain mint.

Oh yeah, I manage to scratch them within 24 hours. Horray me.
hillinsnow -
Frame: Polished gold(trigger)
Lens: VR28 gold iridium

I look better in this than in crosshair. They look alike at a glance but there are some differences in lens shape and size. Warden is a little bigger than Crosshair. I like aviator style eyewear so I own a pair of Rayban aviator(rb3025 pink). But I happened to like Warden more than Rayban. It is stylish as well as highly fuctional which is a character of O eyewear.
DisturbedEarth -
Frame: gold and silver
Lens: VR28 and Gray


Yhese are every bit as cool as the Crosshair. Love the Stretchline design, the fit and the look....The gold look like something out of the 90's - very retro cool! The VR 28 lens isn't exactly great for direct sunlight but still awesome.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished Gold (Trigger)
Lens: VR28 Gold Iridium

Awesome pair of shades. Very light and eye coverage is excellent. I would rather have Crosshairs but these are still very nice. The Oakley on the crossbridge is an excellent detail.
american image -
Frame: browncamo
Lens: clear gold iridium

man, those shades rock ! very old skool styled glasses with the trigger arm ( 2nd gen.) the stretch logo, and clear lenses with the gold iridium. if you are not wearing them , you hardly notice the iridium coating , but if you put them on, 2 things happen ; 1 they actually get rid of the "glare"from the sun while you wear em , 2 ; other people have trouble seeing your eyes. compared to the crosshair, the warden is much more round-shaped, and more "aviator-ish". if you want to look like you are from the early 70's , the Warden is the better choice.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Brown Tortoise (Trigger)
Lens: Gold Clear Iridium

I had to give this one crossbones less than my other review. I'm not really feeling this frame colorway as much as the other colorways. The gold clear is an awesome lens but it looked goofy in the wardens because of the classic aviator shape. Eye coverage is still very good and the frame is very light weight.
EnergyShiftX -
Frame: Brown Tortise (trigger)
Lens: Gold Clear

I love the wardens but these are ugly. the frame you can barely tell that its tortise and the gold clear is a pointless lens.
EnergyShiftX -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

These are just plain sick. I love them. Nothing like Oakley aviator style.
The wardens are awesome.
I just wish the Chrome frame had the black iridum polarized lens.
LEX7 -
Frame:Brown Camo
Lens:Gold clear

As cool as these look i just cant wear them, since getting the TI crosshairs i now find wardens very uncomfortable. and this combo just looks ridiculous on me, but a brown came wire frame come on, it looks awesome and is so outrageous its a must for any collection. these are gonna be gone real soon so be quick.
Dann -
Frame: Brown Camo
Lens: Gold Clear

Yet another release I've warmed to much after the initial release. Seems all the Stretchline models were winner, they just took a while to show it.

The Coverage on these is great. Most wires don't give you that much, but there won't be any worry of sunlight leaking in here. The frame works well as a trigger, with the Crosshair assuming the hammer design, there's surely a place for both to exist. The camo print is a nice touch, and it's nice to see some designs making their way to the wires instead of just O Matter. Gold Clear is a fairly useless lens, but since I've transitioned to collecting, this makes a wonderful addition.
BiGCoB -
Frame: Polished black
Lens: Black Iridium polarized

Aaaah, the long search of the stretchline Warden finally end.
I bought them on Ebay after the Square O version was released. I really wanted the original release with the stretch logo.
And I'm fu**in' happy with it ! The stretch logo is repeated on the upper nose bridge, the frame looks really good and the trigger arms remind me the razor blade ear stems.
I could take off a skull because they don't fit large faces, but I prefer blame my head to don't fit the sunglasses o_O.
ShadyOak -
Frame: Brown Camo
Lens: Gold Clear

These are DOPE! Oakley's take on the classic aviator is a winner for me. So far I'm not a big fan of the crosshair, but these are sick. The orbitals are big, like an aviator should be, and wrap around to provide great coverage and good looks. The trigger stems are a nice departure from the norm and the logo on the top of the nose bridge is a sweet detail.

The frame color is pretty unique and goes well with the gold clear. The gold clear lenses are an awesome looking shade for low light situations. Of course they provide no shade from bright light, but that's not the point with these. The iridium coating on this lens is very reflective, which does great at hiding the eyes despite being a clear lens.

Whenever I've worn these they get lots of attention, it's pretty cool. They look totally aviator, but with a modern twist that makes for a more functional and awesome looking pair of shades. I look forward to getting at least a few more colorways for bright situations, olive looks really cool.
ShadyOak -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Grey

I love Warden's! I actually bought these for a friend, so didn't have much time with them, but the frame color is sweet. The way the stretch icons are 2 toned with gunmetal grey is a really classy touch. The grey lenses are a little boring for me, but they fit well with the all black theme. My friend loves them and I'm a little sad to see them go, but giving the gift of clear vision is satisfying in itself.
B3 -
Frame: Chrome
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

While not in love with aviators, I really like the way this pair wears. The lenses have a deeper, more teardrop shape to them than the Crosshairs, but I can wear these high enough on my nose that it only matters if I'm laughing and my cheeks are puckered up. The trigger stems, in combination with the stretch logo is classic Oakley. Then, the logo is also repeated on the top of the nose bridge. That is a nice detail that will commonly be overlooked. Overall, these are a nice take on the aviator.

The frames are sound, but a bit thinner than I'm used to seeing. Although I feel like I could easily bend them, they seem strong enough and they're holding up just fine.
OAKLEYGARTH -
Frame: brown tortoise
Lens: gold clear iridium
My favorite lense bar none truely amazing pair of glasses for anytime
american image -
being red is a cool thing , having the STRETCH logo is double cool , so as with all stretchlogo cardboardboxes. very nice ;-)
Dann -
Still partial to the elegant black and white boxes, but the stretchline Red boxes are very nice, and much better than the generic yellow ones that have been out recently. The scatter logos make a nice design around the box.
bong -
nice, red box. love the contrasting Oakley logo on the back background, and matches well with the red microbag that's holding the Wardens inside.
LEX7 -
This is such a nice change to have bright red boxes, which really distinguishes between the strethline models and the normal boring yellow boxes that they are using now.
jumpman73 -
Pretty cool design. I think they used this for other types of frames. The red is definitely nice and stands out.
TERRORISM -
Warm Grey surprised me. Being a collector of mostly "higher-end" Oakleys, I managed to be indoctrinated to Warm Grey through the Half X (X-Metal/Warm Grey), and I must say I was not as disappointed as I initially thought I was going to be. The lens is dark enough to obscure the wearer's eyes quite well, yet it provides a very soothing view of the outside world. Testing these lenses vs the "standard" Grey color, it appears that the standard Grey have more of a "bluish" base tint and the Warm Grey provide the wearer with a more "natural" look of the environment. Much better than originally anticipated, but I still prefer iridium options.
Ed -
The name refers to the very slight red/brown tint that biases this lens to the "warm" side versus the "colder" blue/green side of the spectrum (like Dark Grey). A good compromise between contrast enhancement (like VR28 or Bronze) and true color perception (like Grey or Black Iridium).
LEX7 -
very nice new lens, and Ed is totally right with the very slight redy brown tint to the lens.

I completely disagree with oakley saying these are meant for Extremely bright light. They dont seem any way near as strong as say Gold Iridium or Ice.
Pander -
A great non-Iridium lens. There aren't that many lenses out there that have a sort of distinction and classic feel to it. With Warm Grey you get a great color combined with the classic appeal of a non-Iridium lens. Great addition to the regular Grey.
I agree with Lex on the light conditions it is meant for. In extremely bright conditions you really need an Iridium on the lenses, these just won't perform like that.
BullyVW -
I think I have this lens on a majority of my frames, and I keep going back for the same reason. It's subtle enough to be good for everyday use, the blockage is excellent, and the look is timeless.
ike -
Warm grey is a very nice lens to look through and looks classy from the outside as well. Great colour perception and clarity, however the "warmer vision" makes it a little too hard on my eyes in sunny conditions to the extent that sometimes it feels uncomfortable. I disagree that these lenses are for extremely bright conditions.
Ian -
I'm torn on this lens. I really like it on my SI Flag Gascans, but I'm averse to it on my Soviet Gascans. It seems darker/greener respectively, even though it is listed as them same color. I guess the jury is still out.
DPMA -
I live on the NorCal coast, where it's often foggy and gray, even when it's very bright out. This is the perfect lens for these conditions. And, when the sun does come out in early afternoon, they still work because (unlike typical amber lenses) they have solid blockage.
Duckies -
I got this lens with my pair of Half X (X Metal/Warm Grey), my first pair of Oakleys, to boot. I come from Serengeti Drivers, so take it for what you will, but I just don't care for this lens in daytime light. I live in Florida, so from sun-up to sun-down is usually fairly bright and the claimed light transmittance of 10% must be a typo of some sort, because I find myself squinting through bright light and glare any time that the sun is even close to my field of vision.

Perhaps it's because of the excellence of Serengeti's Drivers lens (amber, polarized, adjusts from 18%-8% based on ambient light), but Warm Grey just does not do well at cutting through even medium-bright conditions, nor does it provide any clarity or visual acuity. These lenses, I think, would be perfect for overcast boating, or perhaps a dawn/early morning run, but after that, I would highly suggest something else that is, at minimum, polarized.

I don't know that I can fault a non-polarized lens for not being polarized, but it just seems like too much light gets through for a claimed 10% light transmission. That's just my thoughts.
Krees -
got these on my Oil Rig's... the warm grey lense makes all the difference..... helps alot during decently sunny conditions. I live in Durban, South Africa... and it can get pretty bright. buying Probation's, and considering whether to fit these
Celicagame -
I didnt like these at first but they have started to grow on me. Got them on my art chantry hijinx and thought they were lame but after wearing then awhile I can appreciate them on sunny days. I still prefer dark grey over these I wouldn't hesitate to buy another pair.
Grayhound -
I love this lens....a classic that goes with everything! I have the black Iridium in the probation and the inmates...jus wanted a change and change is good..stylish and timeless.....you can't go wrong with the inmates with the warm grey....again I say CLASSIC and TIMELESS!
Chris -
Okay these are definitely one of my oakley favorites. I've used ice iridium polarized, fire iridium, g30, and these warm grey are great because they are so neutral! You put them on, and no change in color, you just don't have to squint in the sun. I think they are great for not being polarized. I think they are plenty dark. I do a lot of fishing in bright sun, and the only thing I'd like these to be is polarized. But otherwise, an excellent quality lense from oakley
Jon -
I got these by default on the Splinters, and it did take awhile to get used to since all of my other glasses have some sort of contrast lens. I plan on switching these out later (if I can...), but for the most part they were very 'warm'. Didn't seem to block out that much light though...I think 10% may be incorrect.
Nas -
I tried these with the new C-wires. In the end I didn't like the way the reddish/brown tint gave everything a CSI MIAMI feel to it. On a hot sunny day I prefer grey or green tones, cooler tones that help trick the mind (my mind, at least) into thinking it's not as hot as it seems.
Jon -
Just wanted to re-do this, the lenses I got were supposedly warm grey, but now I finally know the difference! These lenses are GREAT! I have them in the Twitch's. They are severely damaged though, due to a dishonest eBayer. Hopefully I can find a replacement for them though. They truly are nice. They're great for those who like Neutral colors, with a tad bit of contrast. It's much nicer than the standard grey. Great!
skull.jacket -
The only reason I bought these lenses was because they were on sale at a tactical shop for $35, so of course I made a grab. Based on earlier reviews, I wasn't really going to expect much.

After using them for a few days I was pretty impressed. They were not spectacular or anything like that, but a welcome departure form the standard grey base. They do have a brownish/reddish hue to them but this hue did not impact color perception in any significant way, at least from my vantage point.

I like how they look mainly because they look different. I haven't seen a lens like this yet and they stand out for just that reason. My eyes are slightly visible when worn, although not much; at least, no more than the grey lens and nothing like, say, a VR28 or G30.

They are very comfortable on my eyes (as all Oakley lenses usually are), and I have been wearing them for a few days solid in medium to bright light to try them out. I will concur with earlier reviews in that they are not for extremely bright light and thus their VLT is probably a little highter than 10%.

I'm gonna take a guess that this warm grey is Oakley's next take on trying to make a non-iridium dark lens that isn't the gray, with dark grey being the first. I haven't had a chance to test drive the dark grey (and might not ever) so it would be interesting to have tried the greenish hue along with warm grey's reddish hue. That lens went away due to its unpopularity and this one seems to be headed that way as well. So, I am glad that at least I got to try it before it disappears.

I give this lens a 3 because it exceeded my expectations (granted, my expectations were low). It isn't my favorite lens (at least not yet anyway) but it is getting some use.

Overall: 3 - Recommended - Get One If You See One
o-xide -
Color:
I got 2 because the quality is excellent and unique
LEX7 -
Color:

A nice big bright sticker that wont easily peel so will look cool on a vehicle or great for a door.
Ollie18 -
Got one and put it on my Pelican Camera Case....looks awesome. Great quality
Farlius -
I have this one on my Snowboard. Seemed appropriate at the time. Has lasted through many seasons of board use. They don't make these kind of stickers anymore, the nitro, experiment, mad science kind. They should reiterate that line of logos and branding.
Dann -
I seem to have a million of these floating around. They are all pretty much alike and I've yet to mail one in.
Pander -
Luckily never had to send one in, but I'm glad I always save these just in case...
switchblade5984 -
warranty cards....
well made of an average weight card stock... yeah well i have never sent one in yet oakley has warantied my glasses.... :)
jumpman73 -
Never thrown any of these away. I keep them as part of my collection.
tonelam21 -
No use for them. Just register online. But, I still keep them in every box so that I have "all of the papers", If you know what I mean.
BriP -
Didnt know where to put this, but my Juliets came with an Oakley Authenticity Card - plastic, mastercard-sized thing. Shiny print on one side, with the details of your purchase on the back. Nice item, great for displays too! (although mine's just stashed away in the box with all the receipts etc)
Rick -
These are the absolute best way to showcase your watch collection. Forget the boxes they come in - these allow your watches to be suspeneded in mid air for all to see. Very cool.
o-xide -
comes in several diffence sizes and depending on the plastic holder insert, it can display your watch sideways or upside. This is a must have to showcase your watch collection
Rick -
It pays to have a couple extra of these if you can find them since the bulkier watches can sometimes result in cracked clips. Some clips fit tighter than others in the bases. I've had to use a bit of tape on a few to make the fit tighter. Not an extremely well constructed piece, but crucial nonetheless. I wish they were made of a more durable substance.
Ally -
Color: Heather Grey

This top is great, it fits to perfection and keep you really warm when its cold. It also looks great too, with the logo on the left arm as well. I really reckamend this top.
Nick the Fish -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Bought as fishing glasses. I use a buff headwear to make a ninja/balaclava sleeve for my head top keep the sun off which works brilliantly, but any sunglasses worn fog up as a result.
The vented design means my vision stays clear, the polarized lenses enable me to spot fish and the strap stops me losing them.

If only they came with easily replacable lenses so I could add some transitions or more contrast toned lenses (fire iridium polarised springs to mind)
the permanenetly erect (eh hehe hehe!) arms makes strage/transport a bit more of an issue but not much

still, for they are they do what i want them to do
and they are comfortable as well (even if i scare small children, dogs and my wife!)
sparra -
Frame: Blue
Lens: VR28

Undoubtedly a very practical piece of eyewear, though I think the finish and general look seems a bit tacky and not as quality O as I would like to see. Nonetheless it's great to see O continuing to cater for the watersports world.
o-xide -
Frame: Blue
Lens: VR28
Glad to be the first to reveiw this one. This is what you wear Wakeboarding or Jet-skiing. totally cool. Looks just like the Racing Jacket but has a behind the head strap for water sports. I love them and they are still going on strong. Thank God they are not discontinued
losepia -
Frame: Black
Lens: VR28

I agree with the suggestion that they should all be polarized...due to the environment that they will be used
Tick -
Frame: Blue
Lens: VR28
Effective protection and secure & comes with the hydrophobic juice! That's cool. They should all be polarized standard though
Dann -
Frame: Black
Lens: G30

There are certainly similarities between the Racing Jacket and Water Jacket. But upon closer inspection, the Water Jacket is actually the same frame but with a slash strap, larger nosebomb and vented lenses. If you look under the nosebomb, you will even see the Racing Jacket logo. However, you do get a nice large padded case and bottle of hydrophobic solution, so the perks are certainly there.

None of this takes away the functionality in any case, and they remain a great pair for demanding activities. The solution works as advertised and keeps the water beading off the lenses, so you never lose the perfect vision provided by the HDO lenses.
Consumer101 -
Frame: Black
Lens: G30

I bought these for surfing the East Coast in the morning.

If the strap fits snug on your head they won't fall off. The rubber and flat sides make them comfortable for all day wear too. I like the strap because you can hang the sunglasses safely from your neck.

The water solution is nice for about 20 minutes then it kinda wears off and doesn't really matter anymore.

The saltwater hasn't done any damage to the glasses.

I love the G30 lense, although if I were to buy them again it would definitely be the polarized lense for pure water use only. Also these are more for sweating while riding a dirt bike. For surfing, I'm tempted to get a pro M-frame with a strap and polarized (heater or sweep) instead (maybe file some vents into it too).

As for styling, well, these aren't very fashonable (like EZ Rider on steroids) but you don't buy them to look cool, they are niche/activity related.
pariahnihilist -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: Bronze polorized
Great for all water sports and with the vented lenses it does not tend to fogged up that easily ...as compared to using a Racing Jacket and the head strap.....and yet still able to stay in place at all times....no worries for the accidental falls and dives... But not very practical for daily usage due to the non folding arms which would become a hassle when its comes to storage and carrying. a great sports sunnies nonetheless....
Je_Suis_Oakley -
Frame:Polished Black
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

These are PERFECT for any watersports. I am an avid wakeboarder and I would not trust anything else while I am on my board. The style is very snug and stays on even with my hardest falls. I always get compliments about how sweet they are on the lake.
Ian -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium

These are very cool. They've been on my wish list for as long as I've known about them. Now my wife wants a pair as well. I'm glad that Oakley re-released them, and I'm ready and willing to drop the cash for another pair.
o-xide -
I never got to use mine before I sold it. I wonder how different is this from rain-X
liver -
it doesn't work in sea water - salt traces happen anyway
Ian -
I got mine with my Water Jackets, so I don't really have the replacement kit, but it seems to work well. The WJ needs to be re-released now that Oakley has the "Standard" hydrophobic lenses.
o-xide -
This is an awesome device to hang apparel. You can tell that it looks like a weapon
ford -
If you don't surf but still want to utilize this Oakley product, offer to scratch your girlfriends itch.

If you are single, scratch yourself with it.

Those razor teeth aren't just an aesthetic thing you know.
sparra -
I got a different style of this with my Carbonation boardshort, which is more rectangular with an icon. I don't surf, so it's not that useful, but nice to be included.
jumpman73 -
Pretty cool accessory included in O board shorts. I don't surf so this makes a good display item.
O -
just found mine today! everyone always asks... what is that??
Herbsley -
The board-waxers that came with my newest pairs of boardshorts have a metal bottle-opener bit where the hole is - which gives these things a bit more of a purpose.
Robbb -
They have some more styles now. Mine has a metal reinforced bottle opener. They also have a smaller one without a bottle opener. I always use the bottle opener on the beach much more than the wax comb, so make sure you pick the shorts with the good one!
o-xide -
Color: Navy
Nice reminder of the 2002-2003 Web. "precision instrument of abuse" on it
edge2lyfe -
I like this belt, use it almost every day. Very durable and the finish on the aluminum rings are holding up. Looks like they are anodized clear.
insomniac -
This is a nice belt. Better than them leather ones with holes for adjustment. This belt is kinda hard to take off at times but then I have no problems with that. Very well made, durable.
losepia -
I like this belt. I have had it for 6 months and wear it just about every other day. It has worn well and doesn't slip...
o-xide -
Color: all colors

Personally, I don't like these. There is nothing Oakley about them. They are hard to unbuckle if I need to go. The only good thing about this is that I don't have to worry the wear and tear a belt does to leather especially wearing it at work for 12 hours
Ian -
The perfect fitting belt. I need to find one in black, as Navy doesn't quite go with everything.
thetruth1013 -
Also bought the Sheet Metal. Love the belt. Great design and offers a unique take on the cotton belt. buckle is alittle heavy but with the head turns you'll get, it's worth it.
warwagon -
So impressed with my Black one I had to have 2 so i bought 1 in Sheet Metal. Nice and thick a 2 inches - perfect for any pair of Jeans. Buy it!
o-xide -
much better design than that plaine webbed 1.0 but heavier
yoko -
Got the brown one. I love the buckle though it's a little bit heavy. Easy to put-on and remove but still stays in place.
DisturbedEarth -
I bought this thing because it was 15 bucks....the gray color isn't the most desireable but I love the buckle....it does match my gray Flesh shoes quite well. Moving forward I'd advise black or olive for a better wardrobe match but overall - a totally awesome belt!
TSIcon8 -
Really cool belt. Not leather but its a nice touch to some relaxed clothes. Buckle is sweet for sure, but now that I have the Industrial leather belt I don't use this very much.
ball5out -
Awesome. The only belt I use for everyday. I even use this to strap my legs on my bed frame to do situps/crunches
mason65 -
I got mine in black...which oddly isnt a listed color combo on the site. Anyways this is a fantastic casual belteasy to use buckle that is heavy and looks freakin awesome. My only gripe is that theres pink splatters on the back which usually isnt my thing but i can deal with it.
Ed -
Color: Canvas

Great pair of pants for work at the office. Unlike traditional khakis, Wellen is made with an extra panel of fabric at the outseam. Also, the front pockets have a hockey stick shaped opening, which makes them much easier to access than typical slash-cut pockets. The small O tab on the front just below the waistband and the metal icon on the rear pocket are nice, understated details.
joeybravo13 -
Frame: titanium
Lens: titanium iridium polarized

extremely light frame. these sunglasse are perfect for driving. the contrast that the titanium lens provides plus the light weight frame makes this an essential sunglass for anybody who is on the road a lot
anonymous -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Positive Red Iridium

These are absolutley amazing!

When I first saw them I had to have a double take, cause lets face it Positive Red, as cool of a lense as it is, its being used less and less - thankfully we are seeing a revival in the New Straight Jackets.

The Titainum frame is also an excellent selling point - very sturdy, especially as this frame model is synonymous with the main feature of it being the lightest in the line up.

The price isn't all that bad either at $205 - you're getting a premium lense paired with a premium frame!

So I'm giving these a strong 5 for Oakley pursuing Positive Red, and giving it more credentials!
DarkJuliet -
Frame: All
Lens: All

Nice, but not as nice as the company pictures made me think. I was under the impression it would be a little smaller. It would be great for individuals with a slightly larger head, though. In truth, the lens shape is slightly more square than most people on this site think.

I've tried all on, but the dark grey lens is probably the most comforting on the eyes in bright sunlight. Reminds me of the Rayban G-15 lens which is just as dark as Oakley's Black Iridium.
lawrence -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium

finally found some wires that fit! i have a larger head and all of the other wires are too small for my face. the big square is just too damn ugly (in my opinion) and too big. but the whiskers are just right. i wear my whiskers on a daily bases.

one word: awsome
Mike -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium

Just picked these up today...these are the most comfortable sunglasses I have ever worn. Very light..well not as light as the Why's but after a few minutes I forget they are even on, unlike my X-Metal XX's. I also have a large head and these are still comfortable for me.


refles -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized RX

Great set of frames, extremely light, got a bit heavy with the RX lenses I put... damn eyesite! But the frame is very very light, great coverage to the side due to the shape of the frame. It sits very well on my face and you really do not notice the weight of the frame and lenses at all. Very well balanced frames.

This is my second pair with RX lenses, 1st pair was the old OO's w/ Blue Iridium RX lenses, very comfortable pair of sunglasses. The Whiskers are a huge difference in terms of overall coverage of the face. This is definately made for the larger heads ;) The Black Iridium Polarized lenses are amazing, very nice tint with the Iridium coating. the Oakley Polarized lenses is awesome, it helps alot especially when driving in the sunset
fin7 -
Frame: Platinum & Brown
Lens: Gold & Polarised Bronze
Soon as I saw these I had to have a pair.
Loved the a-wire for years but it was a tad small.
These fit perfectly, The Plat / Gold had to go back to Oakley as the lens fell out. For me they are a bit fragile. That aside, the bronze polarised is a cool lens
Edit: The bronze polarised lens also fell out, replaced by O UK no probs but looks like the frame has been re-designed, The lip holding the lens is now wider.
652cc -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium

I own the Whsikers for a year now and I really love the looks and wearing comfort. But:
It seems that I am the only one, but I am not quite happy with my Whiskers. I hate the reflection on the inside of the lenses. Sometimes I can see my own eye in the lens, especially when the sun shines in between lens and my head. I think this happens because the lenses are quite dark, and they have no treatment against refelctions. If I put the glasss closer to my head my eyelashes hit the lens.

Is there no one else with same findings?
dan-E -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: Gold Iridium
Solid addition to the Wire lineup. While they may be Oakley's "most flexible" ever, they're not the kind of spindly frame that you can wrap around your finger. Rather it's like having spring hinges, but not really. The lenses are a little bit larger than the A-wires so they might favor those with larger heads. Even though they're so thin, they feel durable and they're light enough that you could wear them all day.
oogie -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Grey

A great wire, but simply too similar to the A-Wire for my taste. I would say the Whiskers would make a great fit for anyone that wanted an a-wire but never got around to picking one up. Sleek styling, very minimalist.
cycling-pablo -
Frame:black
Lens: black iridum
Got these for my girlfriend this past x-mas because she wanted a black based lens. I had a gold pair for a while but sold them as they just felt too thin for me. Hopfully will get another pair eventually when the collection is much bigger and I can use them only every now and then because the lens shape is really nice and they are a classy pair of glasses.
Ed -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Dark Grey

After trying these on a few more times, I changed my opinion of them and actually purchased a pair. The size of the lenses was just larger than I was used to compared to Square Wires or even A-Wires, but the increased coverage is a good thing. I still wish the nosebridge was a little more styled, but the sculpting on the earstems and the embedded icons are still impressive. The earstem shape is somewhat reminiscent of Romeo 2, albeit in a much thinner and less-3D version. These are definitely light compared to older wires, and the inherent flex in the thin frame is a good compromise between non-spring hinges and spring hinges. I'll give these a 4 now.

My original review:

I had high hopes for Whisker, but I don't think I'll get these unless I get a really good deal on a pair. They look quite a bit like A-Wire, but with sculpted earstems and a much thinner frame overall. Also, the nosebridge is very thin and plain, nothing like the classic A/C/E/Sq Wire bridge. The reason I probably won't get them is the size of the lenses. Whisker feels much wider than A-Wire, so it seems to be better suited for larger faces. On me, they seemed a bit oversized. Also, the color combinations are somewhat bland. I was hoping to see some new and different combos (like Crosshair), but all we get are usual black/black, platinum/gold, and silver/gray. Ho hum. I wish we would see more G30, VRxx, Ti or other increased-contrast tints. Even if they offered Gold with something other than Platinum.
Dann -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Dark Grey

In the push to make a pair lighter and lighter, it is hard to surpass the Whisker. Taking lens cues from the A Wire, the stems have been reduced to almost nothing, and you'd be hard pressed to tell if you are still wearing them, if it weren't for the lens tint.

Despite the light weight, they do not feel fragile, and should withstand some moderate abuse. From a style perspective, they are conservative, but still have an Oakley flair.
bong -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium

i'll have to agree that the overall lens shape does look similar to A Wires, but of course like eveyone says, the lenses are substantially larger in comparison. i find these to not fit too well as my A Wires, i had to fiddle around with the fit and spent a long time adjusting the frame to fit confortably on my face. i like the contrasting O icon on the temple and the thin, sculpted earstems, but wished Oakley would've done something more with the nosebridge. good casual everyday pair but don't expect anything more.
iMetalG5 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium

I have a pair of these w/Rx lenses. The reason why I chose this frame for one is well they fit my face perfectly. Other reasons is I like the "simple" look to these. They aren't the most "innovative" looking of the O's but they still look killer. Lens coverage is great and they are lightweight compared to other O's.

I suggest these ONLY if you are looking for everyday sunglasses. If you are looking for something wild and innovative stay clear of these. But since these are my primary Rx sunglasses I didn't want to be wearing anything too crazy looking since I work in corporate district and sometimes have to meet with clients, etc... you know.

I do own a pair of Hatchets that are cool but they are not Rx. Will review those...
Tick -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium
Good coverage, Nice looking pair of Oakleys. Super thin frame is quite comfortable but the Titanium version is just plain amazing to wear!
iafilius -
Frame: Color=Black/Material=Titanium
Lens: Bronze polarized prescription (sunny index=3 transmission= 15%)

Realy nice, perfect wide view, and fits very well on my slightly large head. Gives a perfect view with blue sky or (partally) clowded. Contrast is very good. And of course it looks very nice. Looking at waves in the water with the sun scattering gives some artifical look, as it is digitized or something. This is caused by the polarization filter i suppose, and i'm not sure if this is a normal thing to expect. The only thing worries me is scratching the glasses when cleaning. I'm missing a (wet) cleaning advice other then just using the microfiber cleaning bag. (advice?) Afer the first time cleaning with the bag some i noticed some reflection on the inner side of the glass. Except from some dust particles i'm seeing noting special except a clean glass.
The frame is ultralight, but the prescription lenses make it some heavier as may be expected.
I'm using it now for almost a week, and i'm verry satisfied, except for the scratch worries.

Note: after 5 days i noticed my oakley lenses have problems with colors! When you look at a vertical clear/bright object, and you move your head to left or right, while looking at the object edges, you will notice a blue red shift.
All colors are not bend exactly the same way! When you look good, the effect actually isn't noticable in a small angle when looking just in front of you.
It's the same effect while looking rainbow colors in a prism.... Didn't anyone notice this disturbing effect?
I think the effect is called Chromatic abberation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_aberration
I'm quite a bit disapointed at this part now, and changing the rating to a 4 instead of a 5.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium

I like these a lot. They have a really nice style to them and the frame is thin and light weight. Eye coverage is really good. I'm surprised that these fit my big head so well. These Whiskers would look very nice Rx.
Icon208 -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Dark Grey
Hardly a giant leap forward, but a well-balanced design which has rapidly become the top-selling Wire (and will doubtless remain so with the Big Square, Square Wire, C-Wire and A-Wire being phased out). The thin stems make for an ultra-lightweight frame, but it's hardly going to stand up to abuse. Works very well as a more dressy Oakley; not so good as a beater pair.
The2ndSaint -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Dark Grey

Just got these today and I can tell they're keepers. Extremely comfortable and lightweight, and they just scream "class!" Dark Grey's probably my new favorite tint; great for indoors and out. Couldn't be happier with 'em.

I don't know why this frame isn't more popular, but it comes with my highest recommendation.
nalong86 -
Frame:Platinum
Lens: Gold Iridium

I really like these glasses. They are my favorite pair of oakley wires currently on the market. They are very light weight and comfortable. The provide plenty of coverage and are stylish as well. Good glasses for all day wear.
OAKLEY RAIDER -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Bronze Polarize

I really like this style & color combination. The only issue w/ this model is the fact that it does not cover my eyes completely. The Whisker only covers a portion of the eye. For example, I like for the lens to cover up the eyebrows. When I put them on, my eyebrows are really visible & light has enough room to get through. When you put up the frame to cover them up. it feels like you left the whole bottom portion exposed. Other than that it's a great looking frame. If that is something that won't bother you. This frame would be a great addition to your collection.
Garciyt -
Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

THE... BEST... WIRES... EVER. I have had so many pairs of wire framed Oakleys and this is by far my favorite pair. All the way through the alphabet starting at A-Wires, the lens shape of these fit better then anything I've ever warn by Oakley. If they weren't so tight, I'd forget they were even on sometimes - the lens covers just the right amount of lighting necessary while not having the "ring look" of the frame around them like Eye Jackets. These will either get broken or stolen for me to get rid of them in this lifetime!
flash47 -
I bought the Matte Black w/ Black Iridium Polarized prescription lenses (300/300). I am very happy with the result. This pair is definitely a head turner. The tint is deep enough to make me wince in the sunlight now when I forget to wear them outside. Yet, I can use them in low light areas as well, like in the subway, though just barely, i.e. avoid running into people.

The only issues I've encountered are that at first it slipped down my nose (need an Asian fit for the wire frames), but with a firm squeeze on the nose pads, it's a lot better. I barely notice I'm wearing them sometimes, and my indoor glasses are Silhouettes.

My lenses are thicker on the wrap-around periphery, I assume b/c of the prescription. It took several days for my vision to adjust, but it feels mostly natural now. I take them camping tomorrow!
nourish -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Light Grey Transition

Got a pair of these while spending a vacation in UAE. Four months since, I'm quite happy about them. The Transition lenses work extremely well in bright southern sunshine as well as in unpredictably cloudy summer in Russia. I know that this kind of lenses won't last forever, but that's fine with me. Great for bicycling and everyday use.

Sure I like the lens shape, the cool yet composed and stylish look of the wire, and the way it fits on one's head. Perfect for me, Whiskers may happen to be a bit wide for you, so be sure to try them on and take your time.
N.O.X -
Frame: titanium
Lens: titanium iridium

A great looking pair of glasses. The titanium lenses give the lenses a near perfect mirror look to make them a quite aggressive looking pair of shades. The wrap and coverage of the lenses are unbeatable and the weight of the titanium frame is definitely worth the extra money. I would strongly recommend these glasses for anyone to looking for classy pair.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Titanium Pewter
Lens: +Red Iridium

Combining classic aesthetics of an A-Wire-shaped lens with a sleek, ultra-thin frame results in a winning combination: the Whisker. This particular pair features a pure titanium frame, making these ultra-lightweight glasses even lighter, and the +Red lenses showcase excellent color contrast with the dark frame. Although the lenses are similar to the shape of the A-Wire, they offer expanded coverage, including the periphery. Personally, I would have liked to have seen spring-hinges on the frames for added durability, although many would disagree since the frame is extremely thin and relatively flexible.

ShadyOak -
Frame: Platinum
Lens: Gold Iridium

These are my first oak's and the pair that started my whole O-diction. I saw these and was immediately in love. Very understated, and classy looking, yet totaly oakley. Fit is great, coverage is very good, and they look good on me. The C5 frame is nice and light (I can only imagine the ti frame) yet strong, not flimsy feeling at all. Despite being so thin at points they have a very solid feel.

Gold Iridium has become one of my favorite lenses so far. I live in the Seattle area and they are great for overcast or bright days. It is also a great driving lens, good contrast.

I have the whisker to thank for introducing me to the world of oakley. Before I owned a pair of oak's I just didn't know what I was missing. It was like night and day, my eyes have been opened! (and properly protected :^)
Ian -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I bought these thinking that they were the A-Wires. I was in a hurry, and I had my first student loan to spend on stuff other than school. I was disappointed with my mistake, but I'm happy with the glasses.
ChampJ -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Titanium Iridium

Fantastic pair of glasses. I love the lightness of the titanium frames and only slightly wish that they came in a darker color with the Ti Ir lenses. Actually I think black chrome would be perfect. The fit and coverage is ideal for my medium size noggin and they are comfortable as well. Overall, one of the best O's I own and that's saying quite a bit. Works for both beach and business. Solid.
steveo -
Frame: Ti
Lens: Tungesten Irid Polarized

These are the best glasses I own. I like them more than my nanos or juliets. Featherweight and fits my face perfectly. Little to comment on, because they are perfection. I should probably buy a couple pairs more just in case I lose these...
Tim Coops -
Frame: Brown
Lens: VR50 to Brown Transition

Great shades a stylish design and definately more mens style although a brave lady could get away with them too. They remind me a bit of the Rayban sidestreet Predators.(very popular fashionable semi rectabgular frame shape). They are remarkably great quality when compared to any roadhouse cheapies. The frame is flexable to some degree but still very rigid and solid. The brown frame looks very smart in a metalic dark copper color. The VR50 to brown Transition Lenses are great performers and a smart match for the frame. Mine adjust without much trouble. Although there is a minor delay in them but mainly when coming back to indoors from bright outdoor. They are remarkable to obserb as you go outside in mid summer and they go from a 50% transmission to 10% and hide my eyes, But indoors they about half show the eyes. Great Overall and a very snart and cool combo.
masterbino -
Frame: silver
Lens: warm grey

Pros : very stylish, easy-going sunglasses

Cons : the coverage isn't too generous, tight fit but a little loose on nose/center (maybe because I'm Asian..^^)
Don't Buy From Oakley -
Frame: Pewter Ti
Lens: +Red Iridium

I bought a pair of whiskers and sent them in because they had a defective lens. All the techs could find was a "scratch" that wasn't there. I would not have sent my glasses in just for a scratch. The lens had multiple hairline fractures above and below the center line of the lens. You had to hold them just right to see them in the light but they were there. I have been a customer of Oakley my entire life an now they have lost me over a $50 lens. I am not trying to scam the company and I have never had a problem with any of my other Oakley sunglasses. The one time I have a legitimate problem Oakley won't stand behind their sunglasses. I will never buy another Oakley product again.
Dan -
Frame: Brown(x2), Pewter
Lens: Bronze Polarized, Exovista Medieval, +Red Iridium

By far, my favorite of the O's. Light, comfortable, aggressive yet sophisticated. I have a fairly wide head, wide enough for Inmates, just too short a face to pull them off. In spite of the "larger" size the Whisker, they are still a little snug. I give them only a 4 rating due to the thin and light frame being a little more fragile then other wires. That said, I took a 2"x5" steel beam to my right eye without permanent damage to the frames but did require new lenses and a bit of tweaking to fit right again. I also had a pair of squares but traded them for my Batwolf
King41Day -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Black Iridiam Polarized

Had these for a while now and I must say they look okay but overall are quite poor. The coverage is poor, and the ear socks have been loose since day one. For some reason they also expand over time so I had to cut them down to fit in the same area.
xtremehardy388 -
Frame: Gold
Lens: Bronze Iridium

Great pair of classy sunglasses. I use these for civilian wear. I must admit that, while the look extremely classy, they don't look too rugged. I've gotten tons of compliments and the golf "o" icons stand out, especially in the sun. The lenses are great for contrast and the unobtanium allows for a more secure fit.
Roadrunner -
Frame: Black
Lens: Grey (Original), Black Iridium (Current)

I'll admit that when I was looking for my first pair of Oakley sunglasses last year I was looking for the Splinter 2.0 in black/black. When I saw the Whiskers in black/grey sitting in the display case at Dillard's, they had an appeal to them that stood out among the Half-Jackets and M-Frames also sitting there. After trying them on and feeling the fit, I made the purchase and had my first pair of name-brand glasses for Christmas. Now, almost a year later, I have some thoughts.

The Whiskers are light, not too heavy. The black frame looks great with almost any type of dress style and feels very sturdy. There is very nice eye coverage, I don't suffer from reflections from the inside of the lens and I can wear them for hours without the grip of the earstems hurting the sides of my head like countless other pairs of off-the-rack sunglasses found at gas stations or other stores. Overall, these have made a great starter pair for my Oakley addiction (to the consternation of my wife).

My pair of Whiskers originally came with the Dark Grey lenses. On a flight out of town, I had to take them off my head to pass through airport security and TSA would not allow me to put them back in the micro-bag. Long story short, the lenses suffered severe scratching and I wasn't reimbursed for the damage. While on the trip I ordered a pair of Black Iridium lenses to replace the Grey ones and had them refitted (note - authorized Oakley dealers should carry replacement lens sets, but that's just me). It's what Lenscrafters noticed during the refitting that has me giving the Whiskers a 4 instead of a 5 (I really would give it a 4.5, but site doesn't do halfs, so 4 will have to work).

Over the course of daily wear, the frame had spread to the point that I could barely feel the earsocks on the side of my head and they felt extremely loose on my head. Also the earstems had originally been nice and tight-fitting, but had loosened to where they swung freely like a cheap pair of $10 WalMart sunglasses, not a pair of Oakleys that retailed for almost $200. Lenscrafters re-tightened the earstems to new, but the frame still felt wider than it had when I bought them. Shortly after that, something happened with the right earstem that when they were closed it pointed almost straight down. I sent them in and Oakley replaced the frame under warranty. I don't wear the sunglasses pushed over the brim of a hat ever, so I'm not sure what caused the frame to feel pushed out and the earstems to loosen.

On the current frame, the earstems are starting to feel a little loose, but nowhere near where the original frames were at. Maybe the original had been tried on several times as compared to the factory frame that replaced it. My next chance I'll be stopping by Lenscrafters to have them looked at and maybe adjusted.

Despite my long-winded writing, I have been extremely pleased with my Whiskers. They stand out among the crowd without being too ostentatious. My wife refers to them as Secret Service Shades due to the jet black lenses in them now. I'll admit to originally planning to black out the Icons on the temples, but under threat of spousal retribution I have thought better of it. Plus I just can't bring myself to attempt to modify these in any way other than the lens change done by a professional.

Next on my O-target list: X-Metal/Ruby Juliets.
Ryan -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Dark Grey
I love how these glasses fit. They don't move around and they look pretty sharp on my face. Eventually I'm going to put rx lenses in these frames and use them as my everyday glasses when I'm not wearing my contacts.
PaulT00 -
Frame/Lens: Ti Pewter/+Red Iridium; Pewter/OO Black Iridium Polarized (replacement lenses); Black Chrome/G30 Iridium; Pewter/Emerald Iridium Polarized

The pair which have ended up as Pewter/OO BIP were the second pair of Oakleys I ever bought, after my first pair (E-wire 2.1s) broke and I needed a pair of glasses to use while they were being repaired. They were originally 'normal' Black Iridium Polarized, but after they got dropped onto gravel a new pair of lenses were ordered through my optician and due to a mistake they got the OOBIP instead. A serendipitous error! The Whisker has pretty wide wraparound lenses, but they're not all that deep so there is a fair bit of light leakage around the top edge. The normal frame feels pretty strong and quite lightweight, the arms are quite stiff but there is a bit of 'give' in the frame as a whole which makes them quite adaptable and comfortable. The Ti frames are insane - ridiculously light, but also quite a bit more springy than the normal ones and (unfortunately) almost impossible to adjust because of the Titanium's metal memory. You bend them - they spring back. Other than that, Whiskers are a solid pair of glasses and their popularity is obvious by the sheer number of colour combinations they've been produced in. I've worn my (understated) OO BIP pair to a wedding with a suit, and they're equally at home slobbing around or walking the dogs. They're also my favourite driving glasses - the OO Black Iridium Polarized is a superb driving lens in my opinion, I can get in the car and drive nonstop for 3 or 4 hours even late into the twilight with these on and get out at the other end with no eyestrain. The Emerald Polarized lenses are another favourite - restful to wear, particularly in the lightweight Whiskers, but a lot more eyecatching. One point deducted because of the shallowness of the orbital, but really they're a great pair of glasses.
Steve H -
Frame: Whisker 6B Silver
Lens:

Just brilliant. Propbably one of Oakleys most iconic design in RX. Extremely well built and comfortable. I have owned at least 10 pairs of Oakley Rx's and these are the coolest!
Rick -
I wasn't impressed when they started to peel and I was not impressed when they were replaced with the less-colorful updated version. There is just not much to say about this frame because it is so clear and washed out. It is so obviously a coating that it just looks cheap to me. Compare it to something like a 10W40 and there's really no comparison. This Whiskey is not a premium blend.
LEX7 -
this is one of the nicest crystal frame colours, for some reason looks better on the cat than the dog.
love the stretchline logo on the side in gold, very cool.

it would be nice to see this exact frame design in some different colours.
kingphilbert -
I've been wearing this frame color on my Monster Dogs for about 1 week as I'm writing this and it is brilliant. I wasn't sure I would like it when I first saw it and hesitated for a few months on buying it and now that I have I'm in love. I think it's my new favorite!
Ed -
Nicest of the fade frame options in my opinion. The medium brown goes very well with bronze lenses.
Dann -
Despite horror stories of this frame color chipping or washing away, it is a nice change of pace from the flat blacks and greys. Mine had a sticker on the stem for the price tag, and I noticed some yellow on the sticker once I took it off, but nothing was missing from the frame. A colorway to be careful with.
TheVault -
Ok frame, I like the Brown fade better (see my review) on the Whiskey, the fade is less noticeable then on the brown fade one.

Peeling and degradation of the color is to be expected, has it is applied on a clear frame.

That frame can be removed off all its paint to get a clear MD, ready for custom :)
TERRORISM -
It's awesome to see a new, refreshing colorway grace the frames of Oakley shades. Whiskey blends translucent frame elements with a golden-brown hue that stands apart from all others. Unfortunately, it appears that concerns of "flaking" and "chipping" have been confirmed: this is a condition sensitive frame - at least to a degree. It's just a shame that Oakley didn't take the time to ensure proper manufacturing methods, because this colorway would have easily been worthy of a six-skull rating.
banarno -
One of the old Virgin Serilium colours they used for the Eyeshades and Blades.
About as retro as you can get.
LEX7 -
i have this on the frogskins and despite it being white (my worst colour) it actually looks really good cos its so bright its not an off white like the pearl but a brilliant white like the top of a q-tip.
TheVault -
Like Jumpman says; its very bright and sharp, also very versatile, it will look good with anything.

I have this on my MD, wich I put the fmj red icons and the Ducati lens for a white Ducati MD look, pretty nice.

The only difference between this and the Pearl frame, is that the later one has sparkles in it for a shiny look.
Dann -
A standard flat color that can be found on the old serilium frames and into the new generation of gascans and monster dogs. White goes with most anything, so it makes a versitile frame.
Ian -
I love it. I have very many pairs in white.
b2r -
White Text is a very nice color. Much better than plain white.
Dann -
Probably the best Camo out there, beating the Night, blue and red camo's simply due to it's wearability. It is different than the goggle white camo, which has more black in it. Also different than Snow Camo, which is on the SI shoes and is very light grey and white.
LEX7 -
one of the best looking goggle frame colours around. sadly i cant wear these for skiing and i dont do MX. but are good for paintball.
despite what is said above this is NOT the same camo patern that is on the monsterdogs or dartboards.
Rick -
I very much like the White Camo frame. It never fails to get comments and it is durable. I like the strong contrast of the colors in the pattern. Very cool.
sparra -
Very cool and different from the norm, which is good. Though I only have it on Dartboards, it still looks great and is pretty funky. I'm not sure I'd like it on a frame with more O matter though.
BrianJ1888 -
There are two versions of this. A Matte version on the Monster Dog and Dartboard. A Glossy one on custom M-Frames, Racing Jackets, and Half Jackets for Oakley athletes.
addicted2o -
beautiful style especially on the monster dog and the thump nuff said
LEX7 -
in my opinion this is the worst camo out there. i spent along time debating which monster dog to get, white camo or night camo i chose the white camo cos i didnt have many light coloured frames but now i do i want to get the night camo dogs aswell cos i think they are nicer.
jumpman73 -
Awesome color. Have these on my thumps and I find it very difficult to resist getting any frame with this color. Makes you feel like you are 007 in the snow.
TheVault -
My favorite camo, very nice and vibrant color. My MD has a lot of white in it, but some have more dark in pattern since no 2 camo will ever be the same.

I replaced the grey lens with black iridium and now its even better.

A must have for any Monster Dog lover.
DonnyGan -
I've had 3 white camo md & non of them lasted. the grey shades especially at the ends of the arms comes off easily.
tried scrapping off the grey & the white camo md will turn white fluoro.

Oakley should have a layer of laquer over the white camo for a longer lasting feel.
DoctorCrip -
A bit flashier than the Night Camo but equally cool. You will certainly get noticed wearing this color. Looks great on my Monster Dogs.
bebeau -
One of the best camo colors ever made. Its different being a matte finish. It almost looks like the true white camo! It looks great with an ice or ruby lens. One problem though, the color can rub off easily.
birdy -
I think bobber 1077 looked funny in them that is why he is selling them!
Kel lookin' tho!
jerome -
does anyone selling white como?
b2r -
Very nice camo effect although mine is a lot more white than on the pictures. Shame they paired it with Grey on the Monster Dog. Looks much better with Ruby or Ice. Also bad is the missing lacquer coat and so the camo gets worn off too easy.
banarno -
Awesome frame colour and one of my favorites.
They should have used this a lot more in my opinion.
BrianJ1888 -
It's also on the Montoya Splice. It's a lot like FMJ White.
Dann -
I thought the JPM Splice would be too similar to the other Ice Splice, but the White Chrome far outdoes the FMJ+ anyday.
TheVault -
Awesome color, more shiny and white then on the Oakley official Splice picture. I wish more frames came out with that color, a real attention graber.

If you can, always go for the Montoya Splice instead of the regular Ice Splice, you wont be sorry !

TERRORISM -
This is another FMJ finish that is just classic. Paired with +Red in the Minutes or New Straight Jacket II it looks fantastic. In fact, its lustrious, metallic-white finish looks great with just about any lens option. That fact alone puts this frame color at the top of the charts.

Ian -
One of my favorite pairs is my New Straight Jacket II in white chrome. Very cool, very different.
Celicagame -
Looks better in person than in pictures. But it is not the most durable frame. I rarely use my straight jackets and they are already scratched. Regardless it's still a great piece in any collection
Dann -
I guess I'm missing the reference to 'White' in this mostly red print design. Set exclusively for the Supreme Frogskin re-release, this colorway follows in the recent trend of applying artwork to the frames as well as the microbag, which is a nice addition. The microbag helps show the full extend of the art, since the Frogskin doens't allow much coverage. The print seems to be old (or old looking) and has a noticeable half-tone pattern that I assume originates from the source artwork rather than the actual printing process. In the scene, there's a street scene and what appears to be a drug store. It's mostly red, but on the frame ends up looking like a collage of mixed colors.
LEX7 -
this is bengal but with white instead of orange, i have this in the fives but have also seen it in the gen 1 racing jacket.
there was also a blue tiger in the racing jacket but have never seen them anywhere else apart from the denver O-vault.

another great animal print frame that is a rare addition to any collection.
Dann -
Finally have an animal print Oakley (we'll ignore the Cowprint/Dalmation thing). The base is a cream color rather than white. I'm guessing it's the stock color for the O Matter. The print seems a little lo res, and it's easy to see the halftone pattern, but from a normal point of view, it looks fine. Now to find the Red Tiger.
bebeau -
Being a cream color, it seems more life like than a white and black color. These are one of the more different frame colors that Oakley has, its a must have if you like the animal prints.
kingphilbert -
Frame: Slate
Lens: Black

This was a sad pair of Oakley's. My most hated pair. They were small and flimsy. The lens was tiny and the ear stems kept loosening at the bolt that held them to the O Matter frame. I had to use a pliers to keep tightening them on a daily basis. If I remember, they were titanium but still too thin for anything I would care to handle. Not for large heads and not even for smaller heads. They looked good, and that was about it. It makes me wonder about all the other Why frames and just makes me ask Why?
TitanC -
Frame: Pale Amber
Lens: Leather Gold Iridium

Fistly I bough one of these as a rare deal for $100 Bucks on ebay recently, but wish I didn't!. Here's why? These are so tiny that they make me like a space freak and retarted! But the quality is amazing! The leather gold lens is an amazing golden Mirror! The arms are a beat platinum color titanium metal. the pale amber orbitals is fine too! If you have a tiny littel face yes I'd recommend these for sure , very sharp. But defifinately not for big nogons!
BullyVW -
Frame: Pale Amber
Lens: Leather Gold Iridium

I picked these up for a friend while in Vegas. She loved them, but I gave her two choices...and she could only keep one. She kept the Yardstick 2.0. Either which way, the glasses are a little flimsy, but the style is classic. On the right face, they look the part and appear classy. On Phil...I can't seem them looking the part nor classy!
LEX7 -
Frame:Carbon
Lens:Grey

these are actually nicer than i thought, i was worried when i didnt see them in the why 1 section and then realised from the serial they were RX,
these have had grey put in which i think looks better than clear but not much.
they look great but are a rather creaky frame and get loose very easily so not suitable for everyday wear.
Munkfish -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium

Very undestated pair - look very classy, yet still preserve those optics! Doesn't look very Oakley, but I like that - a pair you can wear on business without having to worry about impact, which could be vitally important. The build quality is superb, no loosening of screws, unlike the rimless designs. Might be worth trying on, as they would probably suit smaller heads, and women.
O-Whores -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium

I LOVE these, awesome for everyday wear, very light weight. Again another one with very flat lenses that make the mirror look of the lens really stand out. Light weight and sexy. I think they give women a mysterious attraction.
jamestcheung -
Frame: Barrel/Matte Gold
Lens:Clear Rx

Very, very nice. I have a very large head and these fit fine. As a sunglass they would probably be too small but as Rx glasses they are fine and look very elegant. The shape vaguely echoes the Penny and is suitably understated yet recognisably Oakley. The hammer earstems are beautifully engineered and the use of earsocks is very cool. My only grip is that they should have had nosebombs or maybe thicker nosepieces for the Asian face as they tend to sit too close to my face and my eyelashes brush the inside of the lenses.
LEX7 -
Frame:Matte Brown/Polised Gold
Lens:O Clear

These have the blank lenses with the Icon in black, only opticians are spose to have these. i got these cos i think they are very collectable and the frame looks great.

WHY2 are very very similar to WHY1 quite rigid and uncomfortable to wear but this colour combo is very very nice so a great piece for the collection.
Eddy -
Frame: Black/Red (19mm)
Lens: Clear Rx

These are very stylish yet very low profile, but they are a very tight fit and the strain put on the bridge taking them on and off causes the lens to crack. Suitable for small faces only.


Ed -
Review: Frame: Titanium
Lens: Lens 2 Leather Gold Iridium

Great for times when you don't want the sporty look. Titanium allows the ear stems to be very thin and flexible, so they almost feel like they are spring hinged. The fit is rather snug... even though I have a smaller head, the ear stems are tight to my temples. I would not call them uncomfortable, but they are noticeable when I wear them for long periods of time.

The small lenses do let a fair amount of light leak in. I have to confess that I bought these more for the look than for their function.
Rick -
Frame: Titanium L3
Lens: Ruby Clear Iridium
I've never been one to experiment with mind-altering chemicals, but walking home from work while wearing these gave me a pretty good idea of what it must be like to trip on "E". If you don't think there's anything weird with scanning your eyes side to side to take in the marvelous rainbow reflection on the inside edges of the lenses, then these might be just for you. I think they are some of coolest looking shades I've ever seen, but the inside reflection is going to take some major getting used to. Their unique look scores high with me, but they must lose one star due to their impracticality for everyday use.
LEX7 -
Frame:Titanium Lens 3
Lens:Ruby Clear Iridium

i saw these today and they are gorgeous, im a big fan of WHY3 but not a big fan of clear lenses but ruby clear looks amazing, i wasnt gonna get another pair of WHY3's but these look so good i might have to.
Iwan -
Frame: multiple
Lens: multiple
The real strength of this model are the terrific lenses like ruby clear and VR50 emerald which are awesome. I also like the rimless design but beiing Oakley's first try, the mounting wasn't all that great and it has a tendency to come lose and sometimes even crack the lenses so beware! Also you should realise the lenses aren't curved like in the why 8 and coverage is virtually non existent. On the plus side they are made of titanium and are very very light.
dj.MLYT -
Frame: Titanium (Lens 3)
Lens: Ruby Clear

All I can say is WOW. These are AWESOME. Very professional looking frame design, great for fancier occasions, job interviews, or just looking good when you're out. The lens 3 shape is definitely the best lens option and the only one I'd wear. Extremely light and comfortable as well!

The Ruby Clear lenses are beautiful. A light blue base lens with a red/orange/pink semi reflective coating on both sides of the lenses. The blue tint of the lens is almost unnoticable and it often feels like you're wearing clear lenses, if it weren't for the red/orange reflections you catch when light shines in and reflects off the inside of the lens.

I love these.
dan-E -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Lens 3 Clear

My local O Store had a few pairs of these but only in the Rx case with the temporary plastic lenses. I tried them on anyway and I was amazed at how light they were. I'd imagine real perscription lenses might weigh a tad more but the increase would be negligeble. And even though the lenses weren't the largest available, they still managed to look good on my big head. That lack of weight with the rubber earsocks would make them perfect for all day wear.
oogie -
Frame: Ti
Lens: Blue

I completely agree with Ed. Snug fit, light sneaking in due to the small lens. But they are great for a more professional, refined look. Very light and comfortable, though ... makes me feel straight out of the Matrix. So if you resemble Mr Smith ... pick these up in a heartbeat!
Brewski -
Frame: Why 3
Lens: Ruby Clear


Yes, they are very difficult to wear, but I love them. They are my indoors frame of choice. You will get lots of looks from people, not everyday you see transparent blue lense with a hint of red.

I dont wear mine that often, to hard to find another pair. It is honestly one of my top 3 all-time.
Brewski -
Frame: Ti lens shape 2
Lens: Leather Gold

My first pair of dress Oakleys. Obviously very light and fairly strong. The lens shape wont fit everybody, but isnt that part of the charm? Reasonable light transmission. I beleive this is the only frame with this lens color.
Ray -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Lens 3 blue iridium

I own serveral pair of oakleys for sport, and a rx eyeglasses (box spring 2.0). For more casual occassions I have several pairs of designer sunglasses, and was looking for something classy with the quality of oakley lenses to wear during work.
These definitely fit the bill, and more than that they are SUPER LIGHT! the only expected down side is the tiny bit of light leaking in comparing to my other sport oakleys. But they aren't used for sport so it doesn't matter.
They fit my medium profile face perfectly, but could see how it would feel uncomfortable and look odd if you have a huge head.

In short, if you want sunglasses for more serious occassion and with quality lense that looks good and performs well. With the added bonus of light weight and comfort. Providing you don't have a huge head. This is it!
bong -
Frame:Titanium
Lens:RX Clear

yeah... totally an impulse buy (curse you Ebay!). my pair originally came with Ruby Clear lenses, and looks brilliant but sadly they didn't fit my large head. i had RX Clear lenses put in instead, and had the optician cut the lenses a bit longer than the original Ruby Clears so the glasses would fit wider. as prescription glasses, the Why3 definitely looks professional and dressy, quite sharp! it's not a look i'm used to, but i'd imagine these would look great with a good suit.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished Lens 4
Lens: Titanium Clear

I love the Ti Clears. These were actually pretty nice. They are so comfortable and you can barely feel them on your head. I'm not a big fan of the rimless design but these are vey interesting.

Munkfish -
Frame: Cobalt
Lens: Ruby Clear

Lovely glasses - unlike anything I have ever seen - you WILL get noticed. They only get worn on special occasions, for the above reasons. Worth getting purely for the lenses. However, the build quality is typical of Why 3's. The screw continually undo (worth getting a small one for doing this every few outings). However, materials are usual Oakley bombproof quality.
Oak -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Ruby Clear

Probably one of Oakley's best "dress" glasses. It's also, as of mid-2006, the only X-metal that has the Ruby Clear lenses. I love the styling of the Why 3, and the unique Ruby Clear lenses definitely make this a great addition for the collection as an awesome wearable pair. There may be some "ghosting" issues if the lenses sit too far from the eyes, but I've yet have any problems, as they tend to sit close to the eyes for me (and thus don't receive too much light from behind to allow for ghosting).
O-Whores -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: 3; Blue Iridium

This is by far, one of the coolest "classy" pairs that Oakley has done. It's such a slick looking pair. Because the lens is so flat, the deep, rich blue color shows very well in both high and low light conditions.
It's prefect for everyday use as well as formal events.
The2ndSaint -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Black Violet Iridium

Great indoor lense, poor outdoor lense. Ultra-lightweight, and the lenses help increase my admittedly poor contrast. Fashionable to boot; very classy. Too bad they can't block the light from an Easy Bake Oven. I can wear these at night with *no* reduction in sight range, which should give you an idea of how well they do during bright sunlight.

I hate to use such a terrible cliche, but they're truly a triumph of form over function, not that there's anything inherently wrong with that. 4 skulls, and a kudos for the valiant effort, but next time - assuming there will be a next time - I hope that practicality is at the forefront of the design process.
Pez -
Frame: Titanium and Cobalt
Lens: Ruby Clear and blue-black iridium

Stylistically speaking these are fantastic I love them to death. I think they are very forward thinking and unique.

Construction-wise these really need quite a bit of refinement. They are fragile by virtue of their design which should be expected. However the ear-stems and the nose bridge are attached in a very poorly conceived manner. They are connected with a screw and expanding bolt. This means that over time the hole that the screw and expanding bolt sits in become enlarged under normal wear and tear conditions causing the frames to literally loosen from the lenses. They are no longer taut on either of my Why's. You can help compensate for this by occasionally tightening the screws, but it will never be as good as it was originally.

With that said, you should not use these for anything were they might be damaged. Unlike a lot of other Oakley frames these are a one shot, one kill type frames. You damage these once and you're almost gaurenteed that they are damaged for good.

5 for style, 2 for construction 3 average.
fin7 -
Frame: Ti
Lens: Vr50 emerald, Black Violet Iridium, Ruby Clear Iridium
Absolutely stunning eyewear. These should have been the pair for “times of subtle sophistication" ultra lightweight and every bit Oakley and unlike any other. As the lens number increases the lens size increases, specifically for medium size heads. Titanium clear, Ruby clear for low light to black iridium this eyewear has it all. The VR50 Emerald is exceptional and well worth a look. Lens 4 black violet iridium is another excellent option for medium to low light. If you feel can pull off the pink looking lens. These will become one of your favourite glasses
JimBob -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Grey Lens 3

These were my first set of Oakley's and I can't remember what made me drop $509 on a pair of sunglasses (that's how much they retailed for in Oz). This model is all about the look - as all the other reviewers have indicated because the lenses don't have the usual Oakley curvature they let in a lot of light at the periphery and the frame can be a bit tight.

But these negatives are outweighed by the overall design of the sunglases. The trapeziodal shape of the Lens 3 design (the o-review picture is wrong and shows the Lens 1 design), the flatness of the lens, the wire thin ear stems and round nose pads all go to making these sunglasses unique and worth having, even if only to wear occasionally.
Pander -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Lens 3 Ruby Clear Iridium

I had been looking for these for quite a while, but finally having them in my collection is truly amazing! The exclusivity makes this pair an instant favourite.
The frame itself is quite vulnorable I think, it feels as if the frame would not be able to withstand a lot of punishment (not that I'm gonna let anything happen to these babies).

The lens is very nice to look at, but to look through it for long periods of time will become a little annoying because of the ghosting, all the reflections from behind makes it a little intolerable in high lighting conditions.

PaulT00 -
Frame: Ti
Lens: VR50 Emerald

Gorgeous, but terrifyingly fragile. Marked down for reasons of impracticality! The frame is ultra lightweight and feels like you're not wearing them. The lenses are a fashion statement rather than a practical sunglass - there's almost no coverage and no wrap. VR50 Emerald is an amazing medium light contrast lens which deserves much wider usage. But the rimless frame mountings on these are not the greatest design and feel very stiff and fragile - these aren't going to get much use outside a display cabinet as flexing them even a little bit feels like you're risking cracked lenses, there's almost no 'give' in them making it worrying to even put them on and take them off... larger faces need not apply! High days and holidays, a very special dressy option to go with a sharp suit and my father's old Breitling Navitimer (another beautiful but fragile thing!)
DoctorCrip -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Ruby Clear & VR50 Emerald Iridium (Lens 3)

So light and comfortable, you'll almost forget that you're wearing glasses - and with the rimless design, you can hardly even see that you're wearing glasses. There are so many cool and different lenses (and lens shapes) to choose from, but be aware of the high price tag if you can still find a pair for sale somewhere. The only thing keeping these from getting a full 5 skulls would be the fact that they are almost too delicate to even wear. Nonetheless, I love to display them in my case - they are just so damn nice to look at - as well as occasionally wear them out when I want to impress the ladies;)
TERRORISM -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Ruby Clear

While the glasses themselves incorporate numerous design elements unlike anything seen with other eyewear, the lens shapes offered are still small and lack periphrial coverage. Lens offerings include Ruby Clear, VR50 Emerald, and Blue Iridium, which keeps the lineup interesting. With their sophisticated styling and inclusion of many higher-transmission lens colors, these shades are probably best suited for formal attire in lower-light conditions.

OAKLEY Why3 Rx Titanium -
Frame: OAKLEY Why3 Rx Titanium
Lens:
very poor nose pad but still love them
LEX7 -
Color:RED

Adds a nice splash of colour to my Black RX WHY3.
The bright Red goes perfectly with my light Blue lenses.
LEX7 -
Frame: Black With Red Ear Socks
Lens: Light Blue RX

These are perfect if you need a prescription Oakley.
They are super comfortable and light and because I mainly use them for when I'm on my computer or in bright computer rooms I had the light blue lens to tone everything down which is perfect.
I fully recommend these.
OakleyMonster -
Frame: Black and Red
Lens: non-Oakley RX

Comfortable pair of RX if you can get them to fit right. I bought this frame on eBay, and brought it to my eye doctor for the script. MISTAKE. The lab broke 3 sets of lenses trying the get it adjusted. It still never fit quite right. Oakley really is ahead of the curve because not all optical labs are able to make the correct len rake nad wrap for the rimless frame.

The frame also chipped very easily, leaving silver spots in the black finish.

Just make sure you send this one to Oakley for your RX lenses!
TekDragon -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Clear
This is such a great frame. It just screams Oakley, but yet in a very sophisticated way. I have a really good Oakley Rx dealer here in Fargo, and he said there was no way he'd put the lens in, so I sent it to Oakley to have authentic O Rx lenses in them. I got a free large half-case and they do have the Rx "O" icon in the corner of the lens, but man did the lens cost a pretty penny. I actually think the lens cost more than the frame. I think the frame was $225 and the lenses were $245. That's the only thing that's kept me from updating my Rx. These were my first pair of Rx and I still love them.
rodney_moffitt -
Frame: Black
Lens: Clear
My everyday frames - lightweight, tough and fantastic lookingMy everyday frames - lightweight, tough and fantastic looking. The number of times I've dropped them is, frankly, embarrasing, but they still loke good.
I did, however, have to bend them a little around the hinges because they seemed to stand out too far at my temples; once I did that they looked a whole lot better.
Nate714 -
Frame: Ti Raisin
Lens: Clear w/ AR

Awesome frames! These were my first pair of Oakleys; amazingly comfortable and stylin'! I've got the "G" lenses in these, and receive complements all the time. These were in the first wave of the new "O-Metal" frames. As far as optics go, these are by far the best RX glasses I've owned.
KAMI X -
Frame: titanium black chrome
Lens: RX polorised ice iridium

great fit very light even with my thicker RX lenses close fit and style to the why 8.1

Nazgul -
Frame: Titanium 131
Lens: Clear w/ AR

I have this frames for more then 2 years and are really great. They are really light, fit is great and you forget you have glasses on your face. The only problem I could find are screws - outer screws are to short whey you have RX lens so they tend to fall lose.
Steve H -
Frame:
Lens:
To be honest, these put me off Oakley rimless glasses as mine contantly fell apart (loose screws) and Oakley support was less than helpful. Great looking though!!
courtjezter -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: Titanium Clear

these are my current faves. the large nose bridge and protruding temple supports took some time to get used to, but awesome to wear around because they're fashionable and functional. I've always tried to look for a pair of O's that look good with a suit and tie; something that doesn't seem out of whack with the whole outfit. I found it in the why 8.0.
DarkGrieverX -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR50 Gold Iridium
Finally got these last week for my dad after he asked me to help him look for some nice rimless sunglasses he could wear to work. Simply put, the Why 8.0's are quite a beauty; simple in it's design, yet classy. As courtjezter has mentioned already, these glasses will definitely match and make you look good in formal-wear. I'll give it a 4 however, because I just personally don't trust the durability of rimless glasses; it just looks a tad too fragile (which is an odd opinion of mine considering these ARE Oakley's I'm talking about).
RayT -
re: Matte Black/Dark Grey

My wife bought this set of glasses around the same time I bought the Why 8.1.

The Why 8's have a tapering lens shape that looks classy and sporty at the same time. The matte black and normal dark grey lenses scheme allow one to use these glasses in any situation, even at the workplace. On my wife's rounder face, the shape of the lenses does work well, and even though her head is smaller, it stays put which is a first for any pair of sunglasses.

Of course, being rimless, it won't survive being dropped as well, so I would say that this is more "streetwear" than "sportswear". However, it uses the same Oakley technology with the same stems, metals, and lenses that the non-rimless ones use.

So, if you want a pair of everyday glasses suitable for everyday situations, from sporty events, to even near formal events, and like the Oakley feel and quality, the 8's with this grey lens and black frame should be a staple in your Oakley arsenal.

Chad Z -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Gold Iridium Polarized

Owned them for about a month now, and am very happy with them. Getting used to seeing the mounts for the nose piece through the lenses takes a few minutes to get used to whenever they are put on, but after that they do not distract. These glasses look classy and fit very well.
oogie -
Frame: Gold
Lens: VR50 Gold Iridium
They look great on my wife. Not as big and edgy as the 8.2, but a great wire.
dan-E -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR50 Gold Iridium

One of the better colorways available for the very comfortably-fitting Why series, these are very classy looking, at least according the to saleslady who told me to try them on and I agree. Definitely the wires to wear if you're gonna be dressing up for a special occasion.
Rick -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: Ti Clear
I looked fabulous on my wedding day in these. The Ti lens offers very little protection, but it does have a slight reflective quality. It is a bit on the dainty side, you have to be very careful with it. I have worn mine once or twice and I had to have the screws retightened. Rimless frame doesn't work well for the wide-headed folks I have seen pairs with stress cracks at the mounting screws. Make sure they fit you if you are thinking of buying them.
bong -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: Titanium Clear

very upscale and dressy pair of sunglasses. the Polished Chrome/Titanium Clear combo is much more fashion oriented than functional, but they look great nevertheless when combined with the fancy design of the Why 8.0. i like the lens shape of the Why 8.1 better, but then the shallower lenses on the 8.0 fits more confortable. like Dan-E says, these are the ones to wear on a special occasion.
o-xide -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: TiClear
I had it, it looked nice but way too fancy
jumpman73 -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: Titanium Clear

I love the Ti Clears. These are so extremely light. Its amazing. I think these would be better for some sort of fashion statement though. I don't think these really are good for use with the intent on blocking the sun. They still look pretty nice.
JayKor -

Frame: Brown
Lens: Gold Iridium Polarized

These have to be the most comfortable Oakleys I own. Very Lightweight. These are definately my GO TO pair, when I can't decide what to go with. Polarized lens is awesome. Only downside for my face, is that the lens could be a little bit bigger (hence the 8.1)

Nemesis -
Frame: Polished Gold
Lens: VR50 Gold Iridium

Ok, so admittedly, these are my girlfriend's O's. If you've got an oversize noggin like me, this pair isn't for you. I was hesitant about buying her a frameless piece due to any possible 'wiggling' issues, but no way, the quality is still at 100% with this one. Very tight frame, no wiggling. The Gold/Gold combo is very rich and classy. She wears them everywhere, always gets complements about them.
Viscouse -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Dark Grey

Second pair, so I'm easing into the Oakley experience quite nicely. I like the lightness of these frames. I also like how understated these are, and the look of strength they have with no frame. The gray lens is also one of my favs. The matte black seems powder coated, and I am a bit leary of it, thinking it might scrath easier than others, but that remains to be seen. This is what happens when Oakley decides to do classy. The earstems & lightness help keep it put on my head. I have nothing bad to say about these...
TDM -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Black Iridium

Extremely light and comfortable to wear, these, like square wires look awesome paired with office wear, its surprising how long you can wear them for without even realising they're on you, the only downside is they can feel a little fragile when you close the arms on taking them off and light seeping in from the sides but otherwise coverage is very good
ShadyOak -
Frame:Polished Chrome
Lens: Ti Clear

So far these things rock! They are light but feel pretty darn solid for a rimless design. I haven't owned them long so I hope the screws stay tight. The shocks in the temples are pretty clever IMO. These are probably the best fitting pair of oaks I have so far, they are perfect on me.

These are just plain cool, living in the Seattle area it's good to have a pair of dark weather glasses and the ti clear lenses fit that bill perfectly. I have only experienced ghosting while looking at the TV, so for me it's a non issue. I don't get why someone would complain about a CLEAR lens being no good in the sun, they obviously didn't get the memo. I am looking forward to wearing these in more formal, low light occasions as they pop up. The why 8.0 is a beautiful addition for any collection, I highly recommend them.

Edit: Wore them to a wedding a few weeks ago and they were perfect for that occasion.
redline8x1000 -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: Titanium Clear

These are "Rock Star" shades. They look and feel very cool but like most people say here they are very delicate and can be high maintainence. For special occasion type use. They scratch easily too. For those that want that glamor look these would be the ones.
Dann -
Another yellow box, but still customized to the model type. Well at least to the family name (wires).
RayT -
Re: Black Chrome/Ice Iridium

I've always wanted a pair of Oakley's because of their quality, and proven durability. But since I was spending good money on a pair, I wanted one that I could use in all occasions, many of the styles are pretty sporty. The Wire series does the trick, and this new WHY 8.1 line happens to look sporty and classy at the same time. Also they seem to fit my very wide head fairly well which is great because many of the other Wires (and nonWire models) are just too narrow. I did choose the Ice Iridium lens for some Bling factor, but the satiny dark chrome and conservative shape allow me to wear these glasses without feeling out of place even with coworkers, family in more serious settings.
Chris -
Frame: Light
Lens: Black Iridium

This is a pair of glasses that is very striking visually, but I am still scared of them. Rimless Oakleys seems to be asking for it, but all of the new wire styles are too narrow.

That said, I still bought them because they are a classy style. Initially I was irritated by seeing the bridge in the corner of my vision, but that went away after wearing them for about an hour. They are quite light and comfortable.

Note that these will likely require a case, and none of my other Oakley cases fit them (the Vault, small zipper case). This is because of the hinge construction: these have a similar hinge as the Juliets--the glasses are about 0.75 inches wider when you fold them up. So I got another case, which was a bit irritating.
KAMI X -
Frame:black chrome
Lens: ice iridium
like almost every one else on there i think that this combo is the sexiest one they look great with mearly everything i wear thats why i got the Why 4 in the same color way only with polerized rx lenses. pretty much the only difference between the 2 is the curved more sweeping design of the 8.1 vs. the straght flat 4
excellent pair super fit even tho i have a larger head
dan-E -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Ice Iridium

I really like the way the 8.1 lenses are shaped but for whatever reason, they don't seem as comfortable as the other two Whys, despite having only subtle differences in the shape of the lens. Your milage my vary.
Mike -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Ice Iridium
I bought these mail order, and I don't think I could have had any better luck in person.The lenses are almost exactly the same shape as my eye sockets, so they fit amazingly closely. I can't slide a finger behind the lenses when they're in place. There's almost no light entry from the sides, though there is a little leakage from above. I suppose the lenses could have been a couple of millimeters taller. The unobtainium grips the sides of my head well without causing discomfort. These things aren't going to fall off. I'm seriously thinking about picking up a pair in bronze polarized just so I have another pair for varying conditions. They seem quite durable too. I know the wrong load will kink or snap the plutonium, but I don't don't see that happening.
jplacson -
Frame: Light
Lens: Black Iridium

My first pair of Oakley shades!!! I've been trying almost everything they had, but none fit my face that well... either that or it just looked funny on me.

I was so set on getting either an A-wire or Whisker... leaning towards the Whisker since it was wider... but it didn't look that great on my face. I saw the 8.1 and it looked good... never considered a frameless pair since I wasn't too fond of the design, but out of sheer luck, it was the perfect one for me!!! :)
bong -
Frame: Black Chrome and Brown
Lens: Ice Iridium and VR28 Black Iridium

i like the Why 8.1 lens shape more than the 8.0, it's the way the lenses taper back torwards the earstems, which itself are nicely sculpted. the rimless design itself look very upscale and dressy. the build quality didn't seem as tight and solid as Why 3 though, they creak everytime i put them on and take them off.

the Black Chrome/Ice combo looks great, just enough attitude to offset the dressy look, but the pair i bought had mismatching lenses... one side was bluer than the other. bad quality control on Oakley's part.

i returned the Black Chrome/Ice, but the store didn't have another pair, so i settled for the Brown/VR28 Black Iridium combo. the lenses look great, and have a great tint, but the overall combo is very conservative. i liked the fact that the Black Chrome/Ice has a great compromise of looks and attitude, something the Brown/VR28 Black is sorely missing.
warwagon -
Frame: Light
Lens: Black Iridium
Was deciding between these and the Dartboards. Bought the Dartboards, but they always stuck in my mind. so took the plunge. I really like the dressy feel, and use them a more formal or neat casual affairs. Always like the black iridium as for me it works really well in the west Australian Sunlight - Worth the Bucks
sparra -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Ice Iridium

Very, very cool glasses. I was suspicious of rimless lenses but on trying them on the glasses look very cool, and are a nice move away from more traditional Oakley styles. I particularly like the detail on the arms, though I think the nose bridge design could possibly be improved slightly.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Ice Iridium

I was surprised how much I like these after I put them on. They offer great eye coverage and are extremely lightweight. The design of the earstems is sweet. My only dislike is the rimless lens but thats the whole point of the design.
Surfaced -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized


I picked the 8.1 as opposed to the other Whys because of the shape of the lenses. It best fits my face, and therefor, my style also. At my school all of the kids are wearing big plastic sunglasses, most of them with with no logos (so I can only assume they were purchased at Walgreens or something). I make sure to wear somewhat dark semi-formal clothes with these, and I couldn't be happier to stand out like this.

I kind of wish these came with unobtanium nosebombs rather than the default material that most wire sunglasses have, but I'll live without them. I actually like the nose bridges curvature and have found no problems with it. Infact, if I were to disregard the lens shape, if it weren't for the unique nosebridge of the Why 8 series, I probably would've gone with a square wire.

Since the Whys have left such a good impression on me, I think I can see more Oakley wires coming to me in the future. After I acquire the Romeo II (still saving up for that), it'll probably be the Whisker that I seek out next.

ghostleader -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

I wore regular glasses for about 20 years, then finally got lasik done a couple months ago and needed a new pair of sunglasses. I tried on all brands of sunglasses but never found the right one. When I tried these Why 8.1, it fit perfect. I bought them in a heartbeat. I liked them so much I went back and got 2 other pairs in Light/black iridium.
Teddy -
Frame: Light
Lens: Black Iridium

I've had these for a while. They're my "backups". I was a little disappointed with these. The screws the nosepiece screws loosen over time, which loosens the fit. Tightening the screws every once and a while works but it s hassel. Also, the earstems seemed really long. The look great, but not my favorite Oakleys.
DarkJuliet -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Black Iridium

Out of all the wire 8 series, this one fits me the best. My only concern is that I'm still not entirely convinced of the structural integrity of three piece Oakley frames, but as far as shame goes this one is my top choice. I'd suggest this one for individuals who like a more overt rectangular shape.
LEX7 -
Frame:Black Chrome
Lens:Black Iridium

these are boring.
they are slightly bigger and more square than the why 3 but they look a little too big.
i have no idea why these were only released in one colour.
i might have considered these if they came in some different colourways.
dan-E -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Bronze Polarized

I wasn't too enamored with the 8.2 when I first tried them, but that was due to the gradient lens. Now that I've tried the Bronze Polarized, I think these just might be my favorite of the Why series. They're a little bigger than the other two but not ridiculously large. The main difference is that they're slightly wider to fit rounder heads.
OsmosisJones -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Black Iridium

By far one of the best pairs of Oakleys made. Lightweight, full-coverage, and incredibly classy.

I can't stress enough how much I love these. Looks great with a suit, as well as just casual clothes. Perfect.

I barely ever even feel them on my face while wearing them and since theyre rimless, I never see them either.
LEX7 -
Frame:Polished Gold
Lens:Bronze

very very slick, so much nicer than the WHY 8.0 version. i would have probably got these if they came with the VR50 gold lens like their little brother.
these are bigger and better than the other WHYs and im just glad they decided to bring out some more colour combos, i think though i will have ot go with the Brown/Bronze polar combo in this model.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black-Clear Gradient

I'm usually very skeptical about rimless glasses and its hard to keep an open mind when I try these on but these Why's are awesome. They are extremely light weight and the eye coverage is excellent. I thought for sure the fit would be bad, but these fit very well on my big head. The black-clear gradient was an added bonus. Awesome pair to wear on an outdoor formal occasion.
sparra -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Black Iridium

These came into my UK dealer this week - very, very smart sunglasses. I wouldn't usually go for a rimless glass but these are really nice, and fit well. I especially like the arm detail. I just can't get used to the rimless design though.
bong -
Frame: any
Lens: any

Why 8.2 looked great sitting on the shelf of my local OPD display, but looked a bit ridiculous when i put them on. must be the oversized and rectangular lenses, but i thought the Why 8.0 and 8.1 lens shape is better suited for a wider range of faces. but if the 8.2 suits you, all the power to you. as for the build quality, it's pretty much the same as all the Why 8.X series, that is they're rimless, so they're a bit more fragile than other frames.
oogie -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Black

*drool* After trying them on, I think these are a slam dunk must buy. A fantastic new look from the Why wire series, very Matrix-like. Light, comfortable, and some sweet squared elongated lenses.
dan-E -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black gradient

I was surprised to find these at some random eyewear store in a mall, especially since these were the only Why models in stock, so I had to try them on. I never tried the 8.2 before and I didn't have any other Whys to compare it to so I can't say if it fit better or worse. I can say that they fit surprisingly well. There's enough flex designed into the frame to sit comfortably on even large-headed people, though I'm not sure whether or not they'd start to feel like they're pinching after a while. The shape of the lens is nice too. The only thing I didn't care for was the gradient lens. They weren't bad or anything but I just tend to prefer a solid shade.
bong -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Amber Black Iridium Polarized

like Dan-E i wasn't too entirely impressed with the Why 8,2 the first time i tried it on... perhaps it was the gradient lenses that i tried them with. i also wasn't too sure with the unabashed, overly rectangular lens shape, but i guess i can also attribute the overall look to those gradient lens. when i first saw the Matte Black/Amber Black Iridium Polarized Why 8.2 at the local O-Store, they looked absolutely stunning... one try and i had to get them. you could never go wrong with Oakley's Matte Black frames (i love how the O Icon stands out on Matte Black frames) and the Amber Black Iridium Polarized lenses adds to a great look. my friends call these my Agent Smith sunglasses, and i can't disagree.
RT -
Frame: Brown
Lens: Bronze Polarized

A very classy pair of shades that look good from afar, but look downright amazing up close: the amount of detail is outstanding in an pair so minimalist.

The biggest problem with the glasses is that they don't grip my temples much, even with the unobtanium, which means that more weight is on my nose than I'd prefer. I also had to spend an unreasonable amount of time adjusting them to get them to fit well. Also, because they are dressier sunglasses, they don't dress down too well, but that's just nitpicking.
LEX7 -
Frame:Matte Black
Lens:Amber Black Iridium Polarized

Have been wanting this lens forever but never thought the other frames it came in looked that inspiring, so when it was done in these i knew i had to get them. id been wanting a WHY 8.2 since i tried the first combo on but knew they had to release some more interesting ones for me to eventually get them.
same comments as before about the glasses, the combo of matte black and the Amber Black Iridium Polarized lens look spectacular.
The2ndSaint -
Frame: Black Chrome
Lens: Black Iridium

Simply put, the coolest pair of glasses I've ever seen and, thanks to e-bay, ever worn. They're lightweight and fit perfectly, no adjustment necessary.

I adore rimless frames, and to me this is the king of the hill. Sophisticated, with a hint of aggression (thanks to the mirrored black lenses), these will be my go-to pair for just about any occasion. Love 'em.

The only negative I can think of applies to all rimless frames: They're not for sports, period. They lack the integrity to stand up to abuse. I can hardly fault 'em for that, though, seeing as how that's not what they're designed for in the first place.

This is my second pair of Why 8.2's (the other being the polarized amber black iridium/matte black combo), and likely won't be my last. (I've been looking for an excuse to pick up a gradient lense anyway.)

LEX7 -
Frame:Black Chrome
Lens:Violet-Pink Gradient.

Wow o wow, why 8,2s are by far my favourite WHY frame. so when i saw these customs with this amazing lens, i had to have them. Ive been desperate for a purpley contrast lens and this is it.
Now i have a pair of smart wires for overcast days aswell as the amber black polars for the serious sunny ones.
the black chrome frame just looks sooo good on a wire frame.
PaulT00 -
Frame/Lens: Black Chrome/Black Iridium; Matte Black/Amber Black Iridium Polarized

My first pair of these were the standard black iridium lens, which are quite a classy and dressy pair of sunglasses but other than that, pretty boring. Comfortable (when properly adjusted - otherwise the nose bridge can pinch!), lightweight but surprisingly solid feeling given the frameless construction. The mountings on these are different from the older WHY3 in that the screws through the lenses use a grommet which allows some flex at the joint before trying to bend the lens itself, making them less fragile. It may be the way I have the nose bridge adjusted on this pair but I find there's a lot of light leakage over the top of the lenses, they just seem to sit a bit low. Apart from that the lenses are very wide and very rectangular, and very wraparound with pretty good coverage. Wider or flatter faces may not suit these glasses because of the degree of wrap.

The second pair were the ABIP which seem to be about as common as the Holy Grail - it took me nearly 3 years to track down a pair which turned out to be near mint. These sit differently on the face for some reason and I don't get so much light leakage over the top. The ABIP lenses are odd to look at and bizarre to look through, but I prefer them over the BI in these glasses - they just add that touch of Oakley weirdness. They also work better in this frame than in my other pair of ABIPs which are Crosshair 1... not sure why but it may be due to the greater effective coverage on my particular face, less leakage of unfiltered external light means that the eye/brain doesn't interpret the visual field as so yellow relative to the unfiltered light but still gets the benefit of the contrast tweak.

It's a pity that there aren't any more 'interesting' lens options for these glasses - an Ice or Emerald Polarised or a VR50 or VR50 Emerald would suit the frame nicely I think, but short of a custom cut (but from which base lens??) that's not going to happen. The fit seems a bit variable and they're not the easiest glasses to adjust, but once adjusted they are great and very eye-catching in the right frame/lens combo. I tend to baby mine a bit given they're now effectively irreparable if damaged.
Keith, UK -
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Black Gradient

Summary - well made, not really effective in the brightest of sunlight, classy, crying out for polarization.

Having bought one pair of these glasses and been impressed so much I bought another pair the same a few days later from the same place. I then found something unexpected - the second pair had a different lens tint to the first. The first pair were a 2005 model, came in the black Oakley outer box and were most definitely 'black / black gradient', the second pair were from 2006 and came in the yellow Oakley box - these are definitely browner in colour and could probably be described as brown-clear gradient (the nearest tint I have to compare them to is probably Titanium). The difference is obvious enough to be able to tell which pair I'm looking at/through individually without comparing them side by side. The light transmission is the same for both pairs. I'd agree with the Cat 2 rating for these glasses and the other reviews that say these are a bit too 'light' for use in very bright sun, but other than that they're awesome - gorgeous to look at, well made and surprisingly sturdy. Very good for driving. But come on Oakley, resurrect this SKU, give us a darker, useable non-iridium black gradient - grey lens and a polarized option to boot.
banarno -
One of the old Virgin Serilium colours they used for the original Frogskins.
About as retro as you can get.
Dann -
Probably one of the rarest frame colors, this was only available on the original frogskins. It's like Dalmation, the spotted frame, only it's pink and white splotches. Oh the 80's.
LEX7 -
i have these, WOOO HOOOO, but sadly mine have faded and are now a pale pink with white blobs.
i had no idea how rare they were when i got them but they looked weird so i grabbed them.
i dont think we will ever see this frame colour make a return.
jumpman73 -
A total classic color. This color is very unique. I have these on the original Frogskins. Hopefully O will retro these with some other frames.
TERRORISM -
Truly a femme color. Good for the 80s; not so good for the year 2000+. If anything reminds me of the 80s, this is it. At least Oakley chose to limit this color to the Frogskins.


flyer -
Polished Black w/silver ghost text, warm grey.

Very posh looking frames with the subtle text effect. Large, wrapping orbitals with sufficient peripheral vision for cycling (though warm weather may be a problem with the gasket seal and fogging, haven't tried that yet).
I had purchased these for their "Split Jacket" personna, thinking I would remove the eye gasket, and use them "nude".
It's an unbelieveably windy day today, with winter sand, salt and dust whipping through the air. I'm greatly suprised how well the gasketry works to prevent debris from getting at my eyes! These will be ideal for the motorcycle, as they fit great with my HJC modular helmet.
Don't be afraid of the Warm Grey lens! They are plenty dark (10%) for bright sunny (snowy) days, and my eyes are invisible behind 'em.
bong -
nothing special... just a black/yellow box with the O icon and "Nosepiece Earsock Kit" written across. i like the older Nosepiece Earsock Kit black boxes a lot more.
yelkao -
An awesome shoe for work, dress or just even those dress-casual times. Great quality and awesome style. Just the perfect shoe to wear to work in a dress or dress-casual environment.
crmnjst -
The most Comfortable dress shoes i have ever worn. the style is great looks good with a suit and still has that Oakley madness to it. Shoes are Comfortable out of the box the leather is soft and retains it shape nice.
warwagon -
These have been amazing Shoes. The construction is pure Italian Quality. very soft supple leather, the sole is similar to the Tuxedo golf shoe without the Spikes Although they are fairly pointed and can look a little long the hole style just exudes Oakley. People notice these shoes. Very Unique and induvidual.
rodney_moffitt -
Extremely comfortable, exceptionally well made, totally unique - what more could you want? I wanted a pair when they first came out, and I was gutted when they were removed from the website. Then, I saw them by chance on ebay - the best £45 I ever spent. Buy them if you can get them!
vindicator -
These shoes are by far the "Holy Grail" of Oakley Shoes for me. I say this because I've been constantly on the lookout for a pair of black size 10 Wire Trap shoes, from eBay all the way to Zappos and a other sites, but still can't find any. Anyone have a pair of black size 10s lying around in good condition? please email me at gioabaquin@yahoo.com. Thanks
ChrisKou -
Why, oh, why did Oakley discontinue these? These are the best casual-dress shoes ever, along with the Steel Traps (also discontinued, UGH!). I was lucky enough to buy a pair of these on ebay a few years ago. If I had known they were going to be discontinued, I've have bought three pairs!

The build on these is pure Italian/Oakley quality. They are durable and comfortable. But after three years of constant wear, mine are beginning to show their wear. They will probably be still fine to wear for a few more years, but I wish I had a new pair to switch to after that.

And I never did get ahold of a pair of Steel Traps. Rats.

Oakley, PLEASE bring back this line!
Ed -
Color: Silver

Like the Vault, the Wire Vault has relatively sharp edges, so be sure to keep your fingers away from the hinges when you open it up. This case is much more compact, though, so it travels better. It should also stand up to whatever abuse you can put it through.
Jonathan Tung -
Color: Silver

I don't actually own one, but my friend purchased one during a rather expensive Oakley phase in which he bought not only the Wire Vault, but also Emerald Iridium Square-Wires but also a pair of Carbon/Red+ Wiretaps. I think it was within a two week period or something close.

Great case. In my opinion it's also aesthetically more pleasing than the original Hard Vault because it's smaller, thinner, and more sleek overall.

Made of aluminum just like the others so it can be polished to a high sheen for extra boldness. He decided to take some Mother's billet to it and polish it to an ungodly shine. I wouldn't do that to mine, personally, but it certainly stands out.

Like the other vaults, this one is excellent for close proximity weaponry.
Harry in Poland -
Beautiful case, simply beautiful. I've had mine for a decade and a half and adore it. Not at all practical unless you have a bag but guaranteed to keep your prized glasses safe and sound, plus the size and shape of it make the thing hard to forget to pick up and impossible to drop without noticing. The foam lining is something which the newer torpedo style cases need to have but don't. Pity the hinges make the fingers of the unwary bleed!
banarno -
Color: Silver
I bought a couple of these and I love them!
After all....you spend hundreds on the sunglasses, so why compromise on the case?
Awesome case to store your sunglasses.
UBERCHUCK -
I like the tighter fit that these vaults have compared to the metal torpedo cases and the nylon cases. The foam is great for protecting my best shades. It sucks to carry this case on your person if you are out somewhere without a bag. The corners seem to be hard on whatever you put this case into (book bag,etc) also. I keep my best shades in these but my day to day shades will soon be changed to a nylon or torpedo case. I'm very glad that this isn't the only case Oakley offers.
DisturbedEarth -
Color: silver

bought these for my RX's....didn't really need it but...hey they're cool!
cycling-pablo -
This was my first oakley case to go with my first pair of oakley's and I love it. Very OTT for regular use but I have never heard anyone complain that thier glasses case protected thier investment too well. Definately will get more vaults.
oogie -
The wire vault is a bit dated now. With all the "torpedo" style metal vaults nowadays, it's hard to pick a wire vault over them. Still great styling, and high density foam is always a plus.
RubyMars -
I like this case because it's like any other eyeglass case out there. I pull it out to put my wires away and people just stare because it's so different. I like the hard edges. It does make it a bit harder to pack in a full bag, The thick foam inside makes me more comfortable because I know my shades aren't bouncing around inside it.
flippj -
got one of these as part of a display bundle buy. never had one before, but boy is this thing well built!-strong hinges, well built, nice look!, quite heavy to carry all the time, but looks great on display.
TERRORISM -
Here's another example of Oakley architecture that illustrates the company's industrial design. Smaller and more compact than other vaults, the condensed size perfectly fits older wire frames such as the A-Wire and C-Wire. Secure this Vault as protective gear for your wires or simply for display in a tower, because they're tough to find nowadays.

Xtremehardy388 -
VERY well built and protects the wires from ANYTHING. However, the Square Whiskers don't fit in, too well...
Dann -
I tried on a pair of Wiretaps at a store, and as cool as they looked on the web, they just look plain silly on me. They are apparently meant for bigger heads, and if you don't have one, your eyes end up looking really far apart.
Jah-9's -
Frame: Cobalt
Lens: Black Iridium
Same as Dann's experience, I was planning on buying them, then tried them on and hated them. Made it look like my eyes were near my ears. Which they're not.
kingphilbert -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: +Red

This was actually the first wire I had really embraced and wore often. It was different all around from their other styles. I loved the little "O" and the false Hammer wing. Yes, they may have looked silly but they seemed to fit a round face that likes square lenses more than ovals. Sorry to disagree with you two but they were a nice addition for as long as I wore them.
sparra -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: +Red

Very weird sunglass. They just look rubbish. I think personally the problem is that the nose bridge is too small for me, so they sit really really high. Having said that, though they probably don't suit most faces, I've seen them being pulled off sucessfully a couple of times.
contrabandit -
Frame:Cobalt
Lens:Black Iridium
I love this frame - it fits large heads like mine perfectly. They are distincly Oakley but different at the same time. I went in to a store with the intend to buy a wire and came out with the Wiretap it fit and looked better than all the others - love at first sight i guess. The frame and lens colors are not up to snup with the Square Wires though, which is a shame.
bong -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: +Red Iridium

i'm not sure which generation of Wiretap i have, but mine came with red metal icons on the hinge/earstem area, which is nice because it matches the +Red Iridium lenses. however, that means i cannot modify it with other lens colours though. these tend to have a better fit for people with larger heads (such as myself), but for me the nosepads are spaced too far apart to be comfortable. i needed to adjust them closer together but that means the risk of breaking the nosepad wire connection from the frames. also, the lenses would creak in the frames everytime i put them on or off, but the lenses never popped out though. the design itself is very nice, i love the sculpted earstem/hinge area, and the overall design is very aggressive.
addicted2o -
Frame: cobalt
Lens: black iridium
bought them at mall of america...nice pair of shades but i really prefer x metals...bought this for everyday wear...i agree the o icon and the false hammer stems are nice
banarno -
Frame:Pewter
Lens:+Red Iridium
I bought some of these for my Girlfriend, and she loves them.
A very nice unisex sunglass nevertheless.
A big improvement over her old Square wires in comfort and fit.
Optics are as usual superb, with a wide range of colour combinations, make these sunglasses hard to ignore.
Munkfish -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: +Red

I love the +Red lenses, and had to get this colour after my Juliets. As a pair of glasses, the Juliet is a better set, but the wiretaps are much more lightweight (but I am not sure how much abuse these will take so they are reserved as a going out pair only), and hinges are not as tight/secure as I would like.

However, they are a great pair of glasses, a real headturner without being offensive.
splatter -
Frame: pewter
Lens: + red
Frame: cobalt
Lens: black iridium

i don't know, they don't look that hot one me but i like the frame shapes the ear stems are very scupltural and cool dispite the lens shape
devram -
Frame: Cobalt
Lens: Black Iridium
First ever pair of oakleys, they were nice. loved them, then after the initial shock of having oakleys died down, realized that they really weren't sitting very well. They then got relegated to display duty. but toherwise would be a great pair of shades.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Ice

I have a really big oval head so when I put these on it looked really funny. I thought that they were just too small for me, like they would disappear on my face. I had to pass. Maybe they'll work better on smaller faces.
Ofan -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Ice

This is one of my favorites, I wear it 70% of the time. It fits my head really well, I've had it for almost 3 years now and the "O" on the sides are kinda getting worn from constant use and accidental dropping. I've already bent the stem one time and had to unbend it, looks just like the way it was. I agree with others that it is picky on head sizes and shapes but I'm so glad it works for me!
BronzeT -
Frame: Pewter
Lens:+Red Iridium


After reading the reviews about this pair I was hesitant on getting it but looks like i could pull it off.
I purchased this mainly because of the lens and looks really sharp on the outside but not so much looking through.

Just like Bong I also have the Red Icons on the frames.The overall look is quite aggressive with the ultimate frowning look (you dont see that too much on wires).Wires are not exactly my favorite but for me this is an exception.
lequis -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Fire Iridium

Second pair-- after someone stole my incredible E-wires. They fit me pretty well. Sometimes I feel like I look ridiculous, but the lenses and the frame is great. Or was great until they fell off my head and bent so that the lens doesn't quite fit in. I'm working on that one.
BullyVW -
Frame: Cobalt Blue
Lens: Black
I actually bought 3 pairs of these, off E-bay, in a matter of minutes. Out of the 3, these were the only ones that looked good on me. The other pairs appeared too small for my big head.

Overall, these are a bit snug of a fit, but the style and feel over ride that feeling for me. As I've worn them...they've loosened up enough that they've become a favorite of mine.
BiGCoB -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: +Red Iridium

As I have a quite big head, they are really small on my face. But they still fit me well enough to be comfortable. The angular shape of the lens and the frame give them an agressiv look and with that color combo they look really really bad (meaning good ^_^)!
american image -
Frame: pewter
Lens: +red
this is an intereting model, because of it's wide frame, and its sleek lensform, only few people can pull it off wearing them, mostly bigger faces. it takes some adjustment to get them to wear comfortably, but once it's set to your face, it feels solid and grippy.the +red lens is really cool to look at, and to look through. gives a blue-ish view to the world. all in all a specific pair for specific faces
DJRafa -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Fire

First pair of Oakleys I bought. The frame fits perfectly well on my face, and the Fire lenses also blend pretty well with my hair and skin. I love them so much. I dropped them and got a big scratch on the right lens, so I bought a polarized Spike. Waiting to get older to make them prescription. Great glasses, so happy with them.
flyer -
Silver, Chrome Mirror polarized (Fuze).
Pewter (Rx), VR28 black iridium.
Ti Pewter (Rx), Emerald iridium.
Ti Matte Black (Rx), Light + Red iridium.

As you can see, I [i]love[/i] these Wiretaps. The Pewter/VR28 is my go-to pair more often than all my other wires. The unique shape of the orbitals grabs attention, and the light and shapely frames are a joy to wear.
Yes, the lenses are small, but it takes only short experience to realize that you really don't need more for anything but sport.
Even if you "can't" wear them, they are an icon for Oakley, and deserve a prominent spot in your display!
TERRORISM -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: +Red Iridium

With a unique name like "Wiretap" most people would expect an exceptional pair of shades. It may be argued that the shades are exceptional, but after trying them on several times only to realize that the small lens shape and "unique" design translated into "complete lack of coverage", I couldn't help but wonder why they were ever produced. Aesthetically, they command attention due to their unique design (both lens and frame). Functionally, however, they simply fail due to their lack of coverage. While the +Red lens is a beautiful hue, it does little to negate the fact that the glasses still offer inadequate coverage, not to mention have no spring hinges.

Daytomann -
Frame: Cobalt
Lens: Ice Iridium

I had a pair of these more than a few years ago. My wife got them for me for X-mas...One of the coolest pair of Oakleys ever, in my opinon. I lost the glasses after a couple of years. I desperately wanted to replace them but I could not recall the model name. Thanks to finding this website, I found the name and I just picked up a new pair off Ebay. The fit is nearly perfect for me. I have a bit of a smallish face for a guy ( I wouldnt say a big face by any means) but these glasses still look great on me, in my opinion and from what I've been told many times, and the feel is great as well. Love em!!
Reflect -
Frame: Silver
Lens: Fire Irdium

Pros:
Incrediable Optics, Good sized orbiters for large sight coverage

Cons:
Weak frame, lousy nosebombs found on cheap reading glasses

Sum: looks kill don't they, it's why i bought them, but they lasted a whole 3 days before they were abliterated, which a week later I bought Splice (possiably my all time fave pair) and after a couple years i ran them over accidently with my car, expensive mistake
TDM -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: +red Iridium

I love the aggressive look of these, the earstems are really well designed flashing the O at a cool angle, I've said it before that + red works with anything but the lens shape really catches the colour really well and helps make the best of the colour, they're really comfy too and surprisingly light
plutonium54 -
Frame: pewter
Lens: +red iridium
If I had to choose two only pairs of sunglasses among the rest of my collection,the one would definitely be wiretap,even though I own many models from all the series of oakley.Whether it's the great fit,the unique design,or this unbelievable pewter/+red iridium combo,the fact is that wiretap is a model that will hardly be produced again.Why?Because it belonged to an era that all classic oakley designs derived from.I was searching for quite many months until I finally found them,and to be honest I had lost hope,since they had been discotinued for over than four years,but I was lucky enough it seems.What I like the most is the aggresive lines of the frame,specially around the orbitals.Actually,in my opinion,the valves look like an o-matter edition of the wiretap.And since mine belong probably to a second generation,where the earstems,are not as thick as the first ones released were,it's something that complies more with the fine,thin aesthetics of the whole outcome.As for the lens,what can I say?It's amazing how can the +red lens adopts itself with all kinds of environment.From overcast,to very bright days.Sure the lenses are small,but up to now,I have never felt that my eyes weren't protected enough.Five skulls is just not enough for them!!!
Throwbackchampion -
Frame: Cobalt/Pewter
Lens: RX Prescription Transistions/ +Red

One of my Favorite RX Frames by Oakley. Looks Great & Stunning awesome. Oakleys are simply the best.
bong -
one of those rare yellow boxes that is custom printed with the actual model name written across. these days, Oakley just uses a generic yellow box with the O icon and the only way to differentiate what style of sunglasses are inside are the sticker at the end of the box.
LIEUTENANT -
Unlike most people here that don't like the yellow generic boxes,I find them rather quite attractive.sure,the older ones with the pictures of the actual models were the best,but I think the yellow ones,with the the very sci-fi oakley icons on top,(by far the best oakley icon they have come up with),do create a pattern.The icon looks like a spaceship,or a weird hi-tech gadget,certainly being much in compliance with the whole notion of oakleys.It's sad that both these kind of boxes disappeared,and now we have these generic white boxes that are,and look as well very cheap.
LIEUTENANT -
Edit:it's about time the guys came with another kind of box,more attractive and closer to the sci-fi art of oakleys.
Thomas -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Prescription Ice

Recently being diagnosed with a (very light) prescription meant getting glasses and I loved the Oakley's I had bought years before, which made the oakley.com prescription line the first place I looked. I went through the listing and found the wiretaps. While the website makes them 'look better' than they did in real life I was still impressed, and the price point on them is great compared to many similar Oakley frames.
These glasses are definitely built for someone with a larger/framed face. I have long thick hair and that makes up for the previously mentioned "spreading of the eyes" and actually looks quite good.
If you have long hair that frames your face like I do, or have the right facial structure these are a great model and their low price point (at least among the prescription frames) is a real bonus. Its a real 'hit or miss' sort of thing, so try them on if in doubt.
adrian13 -
Frame: silver
Lens: clear
aggressive looking frames. i'm into my second pair now. strong frames v durable. nose pads a little far apart so i had to get them adjusted. otherwise the perfect frames for my large head.
Luis -
Frame: Pewter
Lens: Clear

Just got these about a week ago. Took a little getting used to b/c I'm not used to wrap-arounds. But it has been a very good frame so far. Fits my head perfectly. It also somehow give you better peripheral vision due to the wrap-around design. 5 stars! DUMBASS
vindicator -
Frame:Silver
Lens: Clear

The design on the wiretap is distinctly Oakley. The sculptured design, and the raised metal icon is definitely cutting edge.

The shape may not fit most face shapes, but I'm lucky it fits mine.

Thanks to Oakley, having "four eyes" may actually make you look cool.
NSS -
Frame: Wiretap rx
Lens: rx

used mine for almost 10 years, finally gave way.. and i'm not talking about the frame, the screw holding the lens broke. can be fixed but not sure if they can.

this frame took soo much abuse and it still can be fixed for new lenses.
Mike -
Frame: Silver Wiretap
Lens: clear
I just got these glasses a few days ago.They are a great sporty / aggresive looking frame that fit my head perfectly.They are made for large faces with large bridged noses.I have received lots of nice compliments about my new Oakleys.I find that I have better peripheral vision due to the wrap-around design.If you can still find these frames (I had to look for a while) I would recommend them to anyone as they are 5 star in my mind.You will not regret your choice.Oakleys are worth every penny.
Dave -
Frame: wiretap
Lens: clear
Wicked pair of glasses. Very comfortable to wear all day and terrific peripheral vision due to the wrap-around design.All my friends have been telling me how much the like my new glasses.These are top notch frames.
Mar -
Frame: Silver and Chrome (2 frames)
Lens: Clear

I got 2 titanium frames. The chrome one I used in 1 year time, then chroming starts to wear off. However I think its normal for that kind of finishing. The frame is very good. Finally after 2.5 years, my kid broke the frame so I sent it back to Oakley to claim the lifetime warranty, I pay only half the price (not bad). From Hong Kong I need to wait for 1 month for shipment to USA and back to HK. Highly Recommended.
Jeff -
Frame: Wiretap Silver
Lens: Clear
Again Oakley outdid themselves. I found theses frames at my optical store who were selling them for almost nothing as they are no longer made and the store found them in the drawer of the display case.The wrap around style look great and give terrific peripheral vision. As someone else said they are sporty / aggresive looking.I love the look and others compliment me on my new glasses /new look.I wish I had found these years ago as I would have purchased them for Rx sunglasses too.
Bryan -
Frame: Titanium Pewter
Lens: Clear

I have Titanium silver, best edition of all Oakley. But how can i order this Pewter? anyone? how much? or Silver if pewter is not available. please reply if anyone there. want to have another one. =)
Barry -
Frame: wiretap
Lens:
look on ebay you can often find them there
Dann -
Frame: Black
Lens: H.I. Blue
I received these for Christmas. I've yet to go snowboarding or skiing, since I have a job, and the most snow action I've gotten with the Wisdoms, was shoveling my driveway. The lens is pretty neat though. The H.I. (high intensity) Blue (for the reflective coating, the lens itself is bright yellow), brightens everything up by increasing the contrast. The padding is very nice and makes it very comfortable to wear. Someday I'll get outside in the winter and have a life, but until then, the Wisdom will look cool next to my Oakley shoes that I don't wear because they look too nice.
anonymous -
Frame:Satin Silver
Lens:Blue Iridium

Well I have had them for over a year now and they seen a lot of boarding action, and so far they have no scratches on them. The stock strap will fit snugly over helmets, the hinged strap design actually works quite well. Ventilation seems good considering they have yet fog up on me. I really like the blue iridium lense, they are semi-see through(I say semi, cause in bright light you can see through them, from the front), and the color shifts from blue to pruple. The one downside to the Blue Iridium lense is that in darker conditions you loose some contrast, but hey these lenses are meant for bright light.

My bro liked them so much that I loaned them to him went he went to Oregon, and when he was there he bought a pair with Fire lenses. I have yet to ride with the fires, but they are a mirror; you cant see through them from the front, so they are really cool looking.

I would definitely recommend these.
jumpman73 -
Frame: White Camo
Lens:
I'm so happy that Oakley made these in white camo. These goggles are awesome. I highly recommend getting them. They are extremely durable and very comfortable.
Oak -
These things are huge, but they fit nicely. Great field of view and I love the design. One of if not the best goggles I've ever seen.
LEX7 -
Frame:Red Camo
Lens:Any

I had been furiously looking for this combo ever since i heard about them.
A rep exclusive im told so must be rare. but i just love the frame colour, i had been waiting for the awesome red camo to turn up on some more frames ever since the lil john zeros.
Sadly i cant wear these as i dont find wisdoms comfortable so these will have to just sit there looking beautiful in my goggle collection.
skywalker51 -
Frame: Jet Black/Satin Silver
Lens: Blue Iridium

I bought these goggles two years ago and they have been a great pair. I mostly use the G30 lenses which are a great for variable weather. I love the Blue Iridiums on sunny days. They really cut down on the glare and look awesome as well. I recently got the H.I. Yellow lenses but the weather hasn't called for them and I haven't boarded at night yet. I love the feel and fit of these goggles. They have a great field of view and I've never had a problem with fogging. It does kind of suck that you have to get an extra strap to make them fit well with a helmet. At least it's easy to swap out. It is a lot of money to invest in several pairs of lenses. I have different lenses for my M-Frames for cycling and mountain biking as well. It's much better being able to have the right tint for the conditions so if you are serious about the sport and got the money, it's worth while getting different lenses.
alexrugby18 -
frame: neon green camo
lense: hi persimmon

this was my first pair of googles.first of all the colour combination is avesome, you will not ski or snowboard unnoticed with that green camo on and the lense gets blue reflections.

Now for my round face i find it doesnt fit that well.although the coverage is good and the ventilation is amazing.

so because i find it doesnt fit my round face i will give this a 3 o 5
Star-Scream -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Grey Polarized
Strap: Black/White Static

This was my favorite color combo that Oakley made. (kind of wish they made Snow Camo with Grey Polarized Lens). Hella useful in Tahoe. These goggles look very robotic/advanced etc.. People thought they came with a GPS screen in it. I was like no these are just bank Oakley goggles. Lens coverage is perfect. A must have for the slopes.
Mr.Thompson -
Frame: Matte White
Lens: Fire Iridium
These goggles are unsurpassed in terms of comfort, design and quality. They fit me very well despite my small nose. Given proper adjustment they'll never fall off your face. For any snowboarders or skiers out there, aesthetic quality is just as if not more important than fit. Onlookers won't see the Wisdom goggles while your "shredding." But you'll find it difficult NOT to get looks afterward. Also, there isn't much to say about the clarity. It's Oakley, meaning you'll actually see BETTER than with the naked eye! Bottom line, this is without a doubt the best choice for anyone who demands the highest quality snow goggle in terms of fit, visual appeal and function. I'll give these 4 out of 5 skulls becuase they cost me over a hundred dollars.
JayKor -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Clear

I wore these for the first time just last week, converting over from A-Frames. If there is 1 comment to be made about the fit, I found the nose area to be on the smaller side, and I don't have a big nose at all, however, I constantly found myself, trying to pull them up off my nose.
Clear Lens is key for night skiing.
Other than that, kept the wind out nicely, good ventallation.
Ian -
Frame: Matte Black/Black Band, Olive Military
Lens: Fire Iridium/H.I. Yellow/Black Iridium

They only goggles I've ever worn snowboarding. I have buddies that have had Crowbars or A-Frames, but after trying mine, they've switched and bought Wisdoms. Shy away from the original "hard hinge" type band attachment, and go for the flexible rubber attachment. They will be better for both helmets and bare heads due to increased movement of the band.
gangstabob -
Frame: Primer
Lens: Gold Iridium/H.I. Yellow/Persimmon
This goggle was my first Oakley eyewear and I still love them. The lenses a huge and the goggle has a uniqe look and get's a lot of attention on the mountain. I use this goggle all the time, H.I. Yellow lens when the ligth is bad and for nigth skiing and the Gold Iridium when the sun commes out. The only problem with this goggle is the original hinge on the strap that makes it imposible to use the goggle with a helmet and a seperate helmet strap is required.(This is not a problem on the new version)
Farlius -
Frame: Red - Carbon Fiber
Lens: Fire Iridium

Simply AWESOME for snowboarding with. Like a helmet for your eyes, 'cept ya can see through it, lol. I've done some sliding 'on my face', on ice that is, and they stayed in place and without a scratch. Excellent comfort. Didn't fit with my helmet at first, but with the wisdom modified strap they fit like a glove.
Ziggy -
You're a real deep thikenr. Thanks for sharing.
Dann -
Nice and big, much like the older eyewear boxes back in the Sub Zero/Mumbo days, but still with newer artwork.
Dwcfastrice -
Excellent lens. Bought one and had it cut to fit my Oil Rig Sunglasses.

Great iridium and good all around tint.
Farlius -
With the frame barely fitting into my helmet as is, this kit made all the difference. It's nice to see that future goggles were constructed with the helmet interface in mind. Cheap way to keep you from needing either new goggles and keeping a helmet on your noggin which when you bail as gracefully as I do, you need.
rsuarez1982 -
My wife has a couple of these cases. They're great for protecting the sometimes fragile pairs like wires and the acetate hybrids that'd get crushed in a purse if they were just in a micro.
ItalianBarista -
This comes standard with any of the new Women's line eyewear. It is the first step in Oakley re-doing all their packaging
Rick -
My wife has never taken such good care of her glasses. This new hard case is embossed with a cool icon pattern and has a slick blue interior. It is a nice touch to the women's line that should strike the right cord with female consumers.
Farlius -
A must if you have Wife like mine! She loves her glasses but not like I do. She is pretty good with using the cases, although her main complaint is the size and profile in her bag/purse. Understandable due to it's size, but a lot of the female frames nowadays are 'jackie-O' style so there is a reason it's big. The white obviously gets a little dirty. Like the other hard shell cases it does it's job. The color and design scheme is undoubtably geared towards Women.
b2r -
My girlfriend has it for her Restless. Although it is very strong and doesn't open accidently it is very big. This is of course necessary for the girlie shades with the big lenses. But it takes too much space in her handbag and is often left at home. Also the white tends to get a bit dirty.
Dann -
This frame was a pleasant surprise. After several high premium Artist prints, a normally priced oddity was very much welcomed. I ordered this after finding out the SKU#, and well before it showed up on the website. The print is similar to what you would find on faux-wood laminates. I don't see any pixelation like earlier prints.
rich5150 -
I just picked up some of these bad boys and they are even better in person than online! Oakley really killed it with these glasses.
Wookieman -
A great unique colorway. The wood grain is clear and looks great even up close. Very classy.
Ian -
This is a funny color. I picked it up solely because of the love that we on the site have shown it. I got mine of eBay for less than $60. There were 10 different listings at the time. Since then, I've searched for another pair, and they've only shown up once, and they sold for $135. I guess it's nice to see that others love them too, but I'd like to get a another pair just for wearing without having to sell one of my organs to afford them.
o-xide -
I have all colors. and I think this would have been better than the 2.0 if there was an icon at the back of the hat
perkedel -
Color: Gravel

One of the most comfortable hat that I have used so far. Even though the X/XL size still slightly too small for me, it's one of the neatest hat to look at.
o-xide -
Color: Red,Navy,Gravel
I got 3. I like the simplicity and a single metal Icon on the side stands out
x-metalman -
Color: Black, Navy
One of my favorite hats. The metal icon is a great touch. I too like the simplicity of this hat. That's what drew me to this hat. Very recommended.
yodu180 -
Color : Black

Very simple apparel. I have this free with sunglasse.
Beautiful and confortable. Metal Logo is very beautiful.
Two stars only because this style is too easy / simple for an oakley item. Style not revolutionary.

Viscouse -
Color: Khaki
I don't know if it's just me, or if I haven't worn a cap in awhile, but it gets a bit hot. I like the little bit of elastic in the back to ensure a good fit.
o-xide -
Color: Heather Grey

A simple shirt with a big letter "O" turned into the planet Earth...simply fabulous design and plain artistic!
Teige -
A million thanks for psoting this information.
apostrophe -
Color: Goldenrod

Pretty nice lanyard, however the Icon clip has started to wear away after only 2 months of use. Underneath the 'steel' colour on the icon clip is the brass, which might look ok without any silver left but right now looks a bit cheap.
JL -
Color: Red

Mine has a hint of Metallic Red to it. Wears down to a rusty brass sort of a colour after months of use and when i bought it you could actually see a rust sort of colour on the inside of the clip where it wasn't coated properly. O stripe has pretty much wrinkled up over time and had to glue the stitching near the clip which has come loose. Have already bought a Stencil Lanyard as they feel more sturdy than these.
oogie -
A good lanyard. I like this clasp (shared with the stencil lanyard) the best. I'm not a huge fan of the design on the lanyard, but it's nice.
DisturbedEarth -
Color: red/silver

I have 2 of these but still haven't found a use for them - but they look cool!
o-xide -
I have it in red and I don't use it
Pander -
Color: Silver
Got this for free buying a pair of glasses. Don't do anything with them, but still a great accessoire!
TSIcon8 -
Color: Silver
Really cool to carry keys on. Had mine for about 3 years before it broke, it was a shame. Icon hook lost color and seemed to show its brass. Cool nonetheless.
Farlius -
I tried one of these and while they looked cool, it wasn't comfortable for longterm use. I ended up switching to the stretch versions. If I remember right some of the stiching would irritate my neck after awhile.
rsuarez1982 -
I really like the look and feel of this lanyard, but the sewn on stripe/O piece DOES poke you at times. The clasp is kind of thick at the end where a badge would hang, but they still fit.
Pretty Hatemachine -
I bought these last week directly from Oakley. The Wrench is the next evolution of the Radar Lock mountain bike shoe. I wanted something more like a shoe than a "slipper" style like a lot of other biking shoes, and these spiked my interest. The Wrench really is a great mountain bike shoe, able to withstand alot of punishment and still be stiff and responsive. I appreciate the metal plate in the sole so I can clip my pedals in, and I must confess I think they look pretty dang cool. However, since this is the next step from the Radar Lock, I would have liked to have seen Oakley add a velcro-down lace strap to keep the laces out of the gears of the bike, something that seems to happen pretty frequently. It necessitates the laces be tied triple-knotted and off to the side with the Wrench to prevent hanging up. Overall, a great shoe but could be better with bit of tweaking. Hopefully Oakley will remedy that in future models.
OAKLEYZ -
The best all aroud MTB shoe... I use them for a spinning class at the gym and all arounf mountain biking... they are sweet....
o-xide -
Color: Black/White
Very stylish and protective. I use it as an elbow pad when playing basketball. The logo tends to shift after some heavy use
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