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Jah-9's -
Color: Black, of course
This thing clearly does its job. I can put my Juliet's in there and toss them in a bag and not think twice about them until I pull them back out and they're just as perfect as they were when they went in.

It's a little bulky, but then again so are Juliet's, but that's what you need for superb sculptural styling.

The logo on the top of my case, which I assume is made of X-Metal, broke. There are several inherent points in the design where the metal is very thin and is subjected to odd stresses, and it broke along two of them. So that's disappointing, and makes me wonder if x-metal is really as indestructible as I'd been led to believe. But there's no thin points or bizarre stresses on my Juliet's so I think it's ok

I could probably send it back and get it fixed but it doesn't affect the function, and I'd rather not be without my soft vault while they fix it, so broken it stays. I can identify it from all the other x-metal soft vaults I run into every day. haaahaha.
Ed -
Color: Black

Another great Soft Vault from Oakley. Great looking and very functional. I have found this to be the best case if you own Eye Jacket 2.0.
apostrophe -
Color: Black
Bought these along with my Juliet's in 2000. Has held up well enough, the material on the inside however gets a bit worn and can get caught in the zip. The X-Metal logo on the front is still in one piece however the paint started wearing off very early on, not that it matters, looks pretty cool with the steel showing through. I think with my next X-Metals I'll get the metal vault.
Tick -
Color:
I bought this case with my Romeos but switched to the X-metal vault when I discovered it. This case now houses my Trenchcoats which fit very well. Still a great case.
vindicator -
Got them for my Juliets since day 1. I actually get vaults along with each pair I buy, that way, I know my Oakleys are well protected.

I've heard of the paint in the X Metal icon chipping off, so I'm taking good care of my vaults. 4 stars for this flaw.

But still, the most important part is that they take care of what's inside.
wingsdjy -
The case serves its purpose, but at $30, I would expect a slightly harder shell. Also, the X-Metal logo on the top can crack way too easily. If you really want to protect your shades and aren't too concerned with lightweight portability, get the hard Vault instead.
Triton -
Color: Black

This is a must for anyone who owns a pair of X Metal frames. I have always had a vault for any pair of Oakley's that I have owned and they are worth their weight in gold. Superb protection for your Oakley investment.
LEX7 -
Color:Black

Just like the large soft Vault but slightly bigger with a very cool X-metal Logo on the top of the case.
great fit for all the X-metals but not the Romeos they are a little too big.
great for monster dogs too.

Alot more practical than the X-metal vault becuase it is lighter and smaller.
o-xide -
Color: Black
I like the ballistic look. The size is big enough to fit any Oakeys you got. The true X-Metal logo sold it to me
Jonathan Tung -
Color: Black

A great case that's functioned for me for several years. I always store my beater Juliets in them and it does the job well. Unfortunately, it's a tight fit for my Romeos, but I'm not complaining about that too much.

Careful of the true metal 'X-Metal' icon on the top. It's weak in the center and can easily bend and snap.
x-metalman -
Color: Black
One of the smartest purchases I've made. This thing is great. It protects my X-Metals from pretty much everything. Although the 'true X-Metal logo' feels a lot more like plastic, it still doesn't detract a five star rating.
dmc -
Stupidly expensive through official Canadian distribution channels at CAD$60 apiece, but still the only thing that I can confidently pack a pair of Juliets away in. A "3" out of necessity, but in any currency, unnecessarily pricey.
idealoakley -
This is the perfect compliment to OAKLEY's finest pair of glasses. it looks good and even better.....it protects your JULIET's very well without taking up too much room in your pocket. It is large enough to store your shades but small enough that it is easy to take with you where ever you go.
junfatt -
Don't really think they are suitable for Romeo, a promoter trying to show me this solf case suitable for Romeo. But after few minutes, she still can't zip up, I told her I won't have a consideration for buying this... I doubt either they are durable???
O.T.T. -
Color: black
this thing is amazing. Doesnt matter what I do I know that between the build quality and durability of my Juliets and the toughness of this I dont need to worry.
Only gripe is the little cloth circles did come loose which exposed the zipper to the inside of your case. Didnt expect to have to do a DIY repair job on a brand new case which most other sunglass manufacturers give away FREE with their sunglasses just to be sure the case you bought to protect your glasses wasnt going to scratch the lenses. (note: I have had to do this with both my small soft vaults also)
Smallkid -
Great case! Fits a pair of Juliets perfectly! Definitely a great product, worth every cent I paid
siberyan -
A very good vault to protect your X metal. It is a a litlle too big for carrying around, but don't have other alternative. Recommended.
jumpman73 -
This is a cool case. It is kind of difficult to put your Romeo's in here. I feel like it is a little stressful on them. But for everything else it fits good.
jamestcheung -
Nice shape, functional and durable but expensive for what it is (you would think that X-metals would come with one of these as standard, right?). Not as nice as the Vault but infinitely more practical when travelling.
Comatose -
A little pricey, but heck.. u shelled out a few bones for x-metals, this is one must have complimentary accessory.

Stores the glasses great. Great construction, tho Im not particularly fond of the use of stick-on cloth patches in the inside to cover up the zipper joints.
addicted2o -
Color: black
i agree with o-xide...the x metal logo is awesome! a great case for protecting x metals.
Jay_X_Bee -
Color: Black.

The case for the X-metals. Big enough for a X-metal XX or a Romeo.
Nice logo on top.
oogie -
My overall pick for best case. A must-have for any x-metal ... and it's surprising to find out how many other styles don't fit well in the other "regular" sized cases. I have two of these...I think I need them both!
travee -
Only case that I could find that would fit my Juliets. It's a little to much for a carrying case but I already shelled out the money for the Juliets so you have to protect them. Nice looking case but it would have been more practical if they made it smaller so you could fit it into your pocket. Pretty solid and I would think it would protect from a hard impact.
filmetal -
This is a perfect case for juliet & penny that you can carry around. The shape is cool, the size is somewhat bulky but it served its purpose. I always have one in the car and in the office, so its always there whenever I take off my juliet. On downside, romeo won't fit in it.
U9Ly_KwaN -
Good: A very nice protective case for your Oakley shade & seems durable enough.. It is cheaper, lightweight and smaller compared to the X-Metal Hard case Vault but can still give the protection that X-Metal Hard Vault offers, only slightly less. This is the 2nd option to protect your valuable Oakley X-Metal, or even other models as this can fit most!

Bad: It uses zip, not as hard as the X-Metal Metal Vault, the logo can get rusty eventually if not taken care of properly.. like mine :(
Rick -
Wow, I think I just paid double the US retail price for this case in Japan, but I needed it since the Metal Vault is a little big to truck around town with. This is a great alternative to the Metal Vault and keeps your glasses safe and sound. Love the X-Metal raised-logo.
RedNISMO -
Color: Black w/ X-Metal logo

Great case and protection for your sunglasses. I like the fact that its round making it easy to fit into the glove box, bookback, or even jacket pocket. Hold its shape well and can withstand some abuse without damaging your sunglasses.
strake -
They are a more sensible case than the metal vault for bringing your X metal around. They fit the Juliets, Romeo, and X Metal XX the best. Mine was partially burnt in an unfortunate accident but it protected my Juliet which was inside. I got a replacement soon after. Although expensive, it would take a very brave man to deny an X metal a good protective case.

A word of advice is that the Romeo 2 will be better cased in a large vault. This X metal vault allows to much movement inside for my liking. Also, avoid placing them on dashboards as they encourage break-ins and thefts. 4 stars because this should have been something provided for every X metal purchased.
tonelam21 -
I love this more than the X-Metal Vault. It is more useable. I carry it everywhere i go to protect my glasses.
Ijon__Tichy -
This one is a must-have if you like x-metals or/and the new, big fashionline releases like the Eye Patch, Oil Drum etc. because they only fit well in the x-metal vault.

The only neg. point is that the "X-Metal"-sign loses paint very easy.
edge2lyfe -
Good case, nice and rigid but could be just a tad longer for the Juliets. The hinge side ends of the temples are right there at the zipper.
TheVault -
Strong and stylish with the X Metal plastic logo on the top, the second choice for people who prefer lighter vaults to protect their X-Metal.

I love them, but prefer the X Metal vaults.
Star-Scream -
They need to make it slightly bigger and not charge such ridiculous prices for something like a sunglass case. Stupid Oakley doens't even give you one free if you buy hella expensive shades. Hella shady. It needs to fit the Micro bag with the sunglasses in it.
Harry in Poland -
Could do with being slightly firmer (hence only 4 stars) but so could all the soft vaults. One of the things I really like about it is that it's big enough to fit a small soft vault or an oo vault inside it (without the Juliets obviously) so you can carry two pairs of glasses and two cases but while you're wearing the Juliets you only have one case taking up pocket space. The case can also fit a pair of half jackets and two spare pairs of lenses inside their microbags. The spare lenses will also fit with the pair of Juliets inside. With two pairs of glasses and a total of four lens options you should be pretty much set for any light conditions!
LukePhillips -
Very solid construction, Im never worried about smashing the glasses inside. Wish it were a tad bigger though. You have to make sure to line the glasses up right so you can zip it all the way up. My X icon hasnt broken yet after about a month of use. Ive taken care of it after hearing about some of them breaking. Good sturdy case thats ALOT easier to haul around than the hard vault. Just wish it wasnt $35 freakin bucks.
Reflect -
X-metal soft Vault - great for over night traveling

X-metal Vault - A must for any special edition X-metal or for display, this vault (case) does Not let down*


*ive had mine for 8or9 years now, beach, snow, super heated in car from being in the sun all day, ive got 3 of them, i dont take any chances =]
DoctorCrip -
Though slightly more convenient than its metal counterpart, this Vault doesn't scream Oakley nor does it seem as protective. Either way, it still gets 5 skulls in my book.
BiGCoB -
This vault is by far more practical than the X-metal metal vault.
While the X-metal hard vault can't go go everywhere due to his shape, the soft one will find a place in all your bags. It will ensure a secured place for your precious X-Metals in all condition. It will also be able to accept other size of glasses which won't fit in the regular vaults like Scar's, Eye Jacket 2.0, etc... or smaller ones, but you'll better choose the good size of vault to not get your glasses moving constantly if the vault is too large.
Thanks to the zip, the X-metal soft vault will keep closed in any condition.
With respect to the durability, I've been using mine for 3 years now and he is still like new. So son't worry about this, even if it's not metal, it's build to resist.
TERRORISM -
The X-Metal Soft Vault is actually constructed from a rigid nylon material and offers a great alternative to the standard X-Metal Vault (metal). Adorned with the X-Metal logo on the top/center, this protective piece of equipment also weighs very little, making transport very easy.
Farlius -
Color: Black

Perfect for the X-Metal series and anything smaller you don't mind getting banged around inside. The X on the outside lets people know they aren't just any Oakleys. My case has kept my Juliets and lenses in great shape for the last few years. Less of a profile in your bag and more for real world use than a metal vault, although the metal vault also doubles for display.
thisguy -
Very nice for travel. You can fit your X Metals in them securely and pack them for any trip. The logo on the top of the case is also cool.
LEX7 -
Color:

Again very cool but it is easily ripable when taking it off the backing, and the individual letters are tricky to handle. Looks alot better than the Romeo sticker and I wish it was available in more colours.
o-xide -
O store in Irvine has quite a few and so I bought 2 for $4 each. If you love X Metal, You should have this
TERRORISM -
Just a SICK logo which typifies Oakley's ingenuity: the Oakley "ellipse" and the "X" representing X-Metal are fused together in one iconic shape.
O -
I forgot I had this, it was probably the most I have ever paid for a sticker but I is really cool. The sticker itself kinda reminds me of the romeos which I believe are the baseline to X metals because of the "X" nose-bridge.
Tony -
Luv it so much, i customised these iconic symbols and decal to my car front visors. Have to give it to the designer...! Cool job.
Dann -
Color: Silver
These cases, like they claim, can withstand tremendous abuse and still not let your glasses be harmed. The outside is just aluminum, but the angles and support structures provide maximum strength, while the foam inside softens any blows that may shock the contents. I have two, the original and X-Metal.

This will house Romeo's, Juliet's, X Metal XX's, Mars, and Scars. Others will fit, but may be too loose.
Ed -
Color: Silver

Very spacious and protective. I find that Juliet's fit much better in these compared to the X-Metal Soft Vaults. Not very portable, but who wants to take a chance by storing X-Metals in anything else?
Jonathan Tung -
Color: Silver

A tad impractical but that's all part of what makes it so darned cool.

A larger version of the regular Hard Vault but with the much more specific---and in my opinion, cooler X-Metal logo---which will pretty much guard anything you manage to fit into it.

Not very portable, but I think the appeal to this accessory is mostly for display purposes. I'd recommend it for use as an anvil or something that will take a beating if you don't have a bat at hand.
jumpman73 -
You absolutly cannot put your X-metals in any other case. This is a must have for your X-metals. They are so durable and no other case is like it.
JL -
Color: Silver

Very cool vault which I store my Juliets in! Can withstand any kind of abuse, what more can I say? When you see and feel this you'll immediately know it's a quality product.
LEX7 -
Color:Silver

Just like the Vault but slightly bigger with a very cool X-metal Logo on the top of the case.
great fit for all the X-metals but not the Romeos they are a little too big.
great for monster dogs too.
o-xide -
Color: Silver
Worth it as I tend to put 2 X- Metals in there. Soft cloth in between to prevent the friction
Rick -
I have 3 of these things and they have logged many travel miles. Perfect protection for any pair of X-Metals. I've never had an issue with carrying Romeos in them. If you are going to fork out the dough for X-Metals, this is a definite must.
Eddy -
The best protection you could ever hope to get for your X-Metal shades, perfect for travel since you could put your spare X-metals in your luggage without getting them crushed. Truly a definite must-have for your X-metals.
O -
protect your xmetals as well as the technology behind it..;p
junfatt -
This is the only hard case for you to carry X-Metal. Heard that Oakley going to dis-continue them soon, it's must for O-Lover!
Smallkid -
Great storage, great looks, useful as a weapon in your car! These are my favorites, especially for carrying an extra pair while travelling.

Only qualm is that they cant fit into a jacket pocket!
ford -
If you want to transport your X-metals on a regular basis in a small backpack, this is not for you.

However, if you have a lot of room wherever, this case will definately protect your investment. I also put my Fat Cats in and it protects them sweet.
oogie -
Color: Silver

The big freakin daddy of cases! Again, pinching fingers around the world ... but loving it.

Really, the thing that makes this so great is the notion that the purpose is to protect such incredible eyewear as the X-Metals.
banarno -
Color: Silver

Awesome case to store your x-metals.
After all....you spend hundreds on the sunglasses, so why compromise on the case?
Tick -
Wow! What a great piece! You've got the greatest sunglasses ever made they deserve a home of equal quality. It's big, they should of put a handle on it.
fin7 -
100% Oakley Industrial design classic.
Super strong, Oakley was taking no chances on damaging precious x metals. weighty and solid.
jamestcheung -
Amazing piece of industrial design. They should include these with every X-Metal sold. These things mean business. I want my coffin to look like this.
filmetal -
I could not find anything more appropriate than this for storing my x metals. It should be one for each pair.
Ruby_Penny -
Color: Silver

I love this case! Offers great protection and the quality is very good. Only downside is that it's a bit big and pinches your finger if it's in the wrong place.
BronzeT -
I have never seen a case as well built as this one.Looks rough on the outside but gentle on the inside for those expensive X metals.
The outside definitely screams Oakley.Its so nice that I got several of them and are a big part of my display.Like what everybody mentioned it is bulky but so what.The good far outweighs the bad IMHO.
U9Ly_KwaN -
Good: Quite simply the BEST case for a pair of 'excessively-priced' pair of Oakley shade, for example, Rare & Custom X-Metals!! IMO the BEST looking case as well! It is very durable & gives the best protection for the X-Metals.. It would be nice if this case is built with a small 'locking system' so that it won't open up in case u drop it...

Bad: It is heavy & pricey!
Pander -
There is not a case that can ever match up to this one! This Vault is indestructible! You can easily place a X-metal in there acompanied by 1 or 2 simple wires.

Looks great in every collection.
alexrugby18 -

awesome case, realy resistant and good looking, fits most of the large sunglass models which makes it that much more reliable in comparison with The Vault

i would not take it with me for small car trips as a case but i would definatly put my best glasses in there if i d go for a longer plane trip.

4 on 5 due to it s heaviness and bulky design which make it less practical to carry around!!
splatter -
An appropriate case for your X metal of choice. Could have better foam as mine is breaking down. You have to be careful closing the lid as it will snap close and scratch lens or frame if your X metal isn’t all the way in or it can pinch you.
tonelam21 -
At first I really didn't like the look of it but since I become more of a collector now. i love it.
Munkfish -
Looks stunning, really suits the glasses - however - these are nowhere near indestructable - my case has buckled beyond repair whilst being kept in a bag, which for the price is not acceptable.
Consumer101 -
None of the smaller cases will fit folded Romeo2's, so I bought it.

I sent my glasses to Oakley in these and when they returned (in a shipping box that showed some buckling) UPS had caused the case to bite into itself (like 1/4") I had to pull hard to get it back open. I am still baffled how this happened because the edges are alligned, and you can practically stand on this case and that won't happen. Weird but hey, if I had shipped the glasses in the stock cardboard Oakley box, they would probably have been crushed.

It looks cool but could be alot better designed (for $45). The case should be sealed, and have a latch (like a small tackle box). Then it would be far more "rugged" and keep dirt out. I want to put this case in the glovebox of a golf cart and not have to worry about sand blowing in through the cracks.

I made this case seal better by covering the inner edges with 2 layers of electrical tape.
TheVault -
Quite a big vault, a must for owners of X-Metals, also good for sunglasses too big to fit the regular metal vault, like the Eye Jacket 2.0.

I bring them where I go, part of the fun its is size and bulkyness.

Protection at is best.
Ofan -
It's huge, but it's sweet looking, durability is no question, built like a tank. It does it's job really well so no complaints here(except if I ask my wife to put it in her purse..hehehe).
OsmosisJones -
Spacious...can even handle my Eyepatches. Never had a problem EVER with them.

Another great conversation started piece...people will always ask you "why such an intense case for sunglasses" and then you can say "well, because I'd rather protect my $300+ sunglasses with the best."

Excellent design and SO Oakley.
Iwan -
Simply the best case if you ask me.
Strong, ample padding, closes firmly yet without taking any fingers off (unlike the torpedo case) and has enough room (unlike the soft cases)
If you have a X metal you should have this case.
tonelam21 -
Color: Silver

Very nice for your display collection. Very durable and strong. But, cannnot carry with you because it is too bulky.
DoctorCrip -
I love the Vaults and the X Metal one is definitely my favorite. It is a great-looking case, a very functional case and it makes a great conversation piece as well...oh and it looks great on display in ones tower, too.
BiGCoB -
An awesome design for awesome sunglasses.
To be honest, it won't find a place in all your bags. That case is big, very big, and the squared design is not very practical.
I'm now using it as a display piece but before I get a tower, I used to put my Romeo 1 inside each time I got back home.
You'll prefer to use a X-Metal Soft vault to hold your X-metal all day long in your bag ... at least if they are not on your face.

4 skulls for design, protection and all, but 1 skull less for practicality (is that a word ?)

Bob -
Love the case, but the foam has broken down, and I cannot get a replacement from Oakley. Love the outside design, though...
Pat Oregon -
its just too bulky and not practical if you wanna travel and use it . it doesn't have a latch and the foam breaks down pretty fast .
Funky-Trixtar -
Great industrial design, rugged, angular. Shame about the foam. Would have been nice if they gave us something equally as long-lasting for wear. Seems a bit of a con: once the foams worn, you're looking at either finding another pair in mint condition or trying to knock up some foam that fits instead, inside.....you're looking at a max of fifteen years maybe eighteen, tops.
Firjoe -
It's an Awesome and special sunglasses case in the world. I never know another similar design with oakley xmetal. Unfortunately irt doesn't produced anymore...
Marc Castillo -
Beautiful piece of design. There is no better display / case for my Romeo 1.0 sunglasses. They can take a lot of abuse while keeping my beloved Romeos free of damage. It looks 100% OAKLEY as well.
thisguy -
This case is very nice. The rugged design with the bolts on the outside is cool. I have not traveled with it but it does take up some space so I don't think I will. Another drawback is the foam deteriorating. The X Metal logo on the front makes it even better.
anonymous -
As all previous reviews say, this is THE case. Nothing else is even remotely similar. It is of course big and bulky, but offers 100% protection and 750% wow factor...
Regarding the foam, I used a computer mouse pad for replacement of the bad 'bottom' foam. It looks almost exactly like the original but is much more durable and easy to replace.

Bottom line: If you have the X-metal, you should give them the case they deserve!
Dann -
Frame: 24K
Lens: 24K
I got these at a discounted price off the internet, and I love them. The Titanium frames hold up very well and the gold finish looks very nice. The 24K lenses are my favorite lens to look through. Unlike the similar Fire lens, your view doesn't turn green, but more of an orange, but mostly, it just darkens. This pair is similar to the Juliet's in style, but has been stretched upward to make the lenses higher and cover more area around your eyes. If you have the money, I highly recommend these to anyone.
LEX7 -
Frame:TI02
Lens:24K

These were one of my favourite pairs of Oakley's before I changed the lens and now that I changed it from Black Iridium to the 24K its even better. Like the Gold iridium lens the increased contrast makes everything look so much nicer when you have them on. I have too many Oakley's with the Black Iridium lens and only one other with the 24K lens. so if you have a pair of XX X-metal I highly recommend changing the lens to a 24k unless like my brother you already have the 24K/24K versions.
Chris S. -
Frame: X-metal
Lens: Black Iridium

Think of these as the Juliet for bigger heads. They have the same basic frame as the Juliet except enlarged for larger heads and faces and have the Romeo ear stems. The black iridium lens is terrific for bright sunny days. They are amazingly lightweight for a metal frame and extremely comfortable. When I take them off I don't have those wear marks most people typically get around the bridge of their nose. Really badass shades. I would like to see these in the shiny frame though with a choice of fire or emerald lenses.
Dann -
Frame: TiO2 (Titanium Oxide)
Lens: Black Iridium

I traded in my Romeo's which had stress fractures in the lenses, and due to that defect, I got a pair of X Metal XX's of same value for free. I love my 24k's, but these are more subtle and have the same feel. I'm not a huge fan of Black Iridium, but it's not bad. These are great alternatives to Juliet's if those don't fit you as well.
Deltusurf -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium
Love the glasses, I wear them all the time. I would love Oakley to make availible the ice Iridium lenses or a polorized version. Its nice to know that the frames on the glasses aren't going to crack and render my expensive glasses useless.
jumpman73 -
Frame: 24k
Lens: 24k
These are great for people with larger heads. The styling is very cool too. At first I thought the lens might be too big for me. But I put them on and it look tight. Great design. I can't wait to pick up the Ti02.
yelkao -
Frame: TiO2
Lens: Black Iridium

I love the frame. That's what sold me on getting a pair of the X-Metal XX's. I think the fit is better/more comfortable for someone with a slightly larger face. I wasn't sure on getting another pair of X-metals with Black Iridium, to me the Black Iridum is just a bit too dark, but I'm very glad I did. I highly recommend these!!
JulietGuy -
Frame: Oakley X-Metal XX
Lens: Black Iridium

I wished that they made a black iridium polarized lens for these! Not fair for those of us who wanted a little more coverage but can't get polarized! This is an awesome frame and Oakley is not doing these glasses justice by not having a polarized lens! These are far more comfortable than the juliets!
karMeister -
Frame: Tio2
Lens: Black Irid
One of the best oakley frames out there!.Theyre too good I had to get anther pair when I lost the 1st. And it wasnt an easy pair to find! Something to stay apart from the "normal" juliet which is very common. Tio2 being a rare combo looks very good. Its just perfect! I dont like the 24k its just too flashy and it doesnt match well with stuff you wear. And it keeps people looking at your glases when the purpose why you got those glases was to compliment your face ehehe its attention that you wouldnt want, unless ofcourse if you have your self esteem resting on your glasses ehehe. Well its really a personal opinion. The Tio2 on the other hand is just apart from the norm! The hammer earstems r0x0rs!!! The downsides are the lenses that scratch easily, the lack of lens options and the nosebridge being locked by a rivet. (they should have used a screw or something that you could take off easily but stay there) To sum it all up... Im sticking with this! these are killer glases to have! ...If you can find them =P
Rick -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Ice
Easily the most difficult to track down nowadays. I had put this one off for too long because I just didn't think I would like it. Afterall, it is the identical colorway as the Plasma/Ice Juliet. Strangely enough, I enjoy this pair much more than its Juliet compatriot. The XX is a bit more comfortable than the Juliet. Can't quite find the words to describe it but it isn't as constrictive. Might have something to do with the larger orbitals or the hammer earstems - I don't really know. I'll end by saying this, I have never been a fan of the Plasma/Ice setup but the XX is changing that. Good luck finding one though.
Rick -
Frame: TiO2
Lens: Black Iridium
The XX is a great frame and I am growing to appreciate it much more these days. Only available in 4 colorways, there was never a huge amount of buzz with these ones, but they are a fantastic X-Metal in every sense of the term. They are durable, comfortable, and they are precisionly-crafted. Some people like swapping the lenses around, but those people are loco. The TiO2 gets customized with Ice lenses quite a bit by people, but I firmly believe they look best with the original Black Iridium. The Black Iridium is a bit on the boring side, but a great lens nonetheless.
Rick -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium
I don't know what aspect of this particular colorway would actually capture and keep someone's attention, but it's your classic X-Metal/Black that exists in all current X-Metals except the Penny. It's not flashy, it isn't going to turn heads, but if that's what you want this may be a good option for you. The XX works well for medium to large-sized heads.
DisturbedEarth -
Frame: 24K
Lens: 24K

These are my first XX X-Metal but wow - I am liking them even more than I thought. The fit is great and the coverage is even better. Even better, I think, than the Juliet. As far as the color goes - this is by far one of my favorites - the combo is definitely "Bling" and will not go unnoticed. Do yourself a favor and pick these up - in any combo - if you haven't already.
dan-E -
Frame: TiO2
Lens: Black Iridium

For guys with larger heads, these are probably the best X-Metals you can get. They're not that heavy, the design is sharp, the lens coverage is excellent, and the TiO2 finish, while subtle, is beautiful. I like these a little bit more than that Juliets since the bigger lenses cover more and the hammer earstems fit just a little bit more comfortably. These get 5 stars, not because that's what they deserve but because that only as high as the rating system allows.
SOLID GOLD -
Frame: 24K
Lens: 24K
Solid Gold Baby!Just received mine today.What can I say about this that hasn't already been said? This has got to be the jewel in Oakley's crown. Simply Ostentatious!
Add your own superlative.
X Metal XX 1/4.
3 more to come.
banarno -
Frame: 24K
Lens: 24K
One of the most expensive looking sunglasses made.
They just look worth the money when you see them up close.
Unlike designer sunglasses that you just pay to have the name stamped on the side.
Could'nt actually see anybody wearing these unless you are seriously rich....I treat mine like a piece of jewellery.
fin7 -
Frame: Ti02
Lens: Black
Got a pair of these for a friend, who changed his mind. Stuck them in a drawer to put on Ebay. Then I tried them on. Perfect!
They cover more than the juliet. And component parts are easily distinguished. Screams Oakley without it being written.
Never really wear Black Iridium in the juliet. But I like it in these. Highly recommended

splatter -
Frame: 24
Lens: 24

Not the best lens but a frame and color combo that is the living spirit of Oakley.
LEX7 -
Frame:Plasma
Lens:Black Iridium

seem to be the rarest XX frame.
These come with Ice but i changed it to Black iridium which i think looks soo much better, the plasma frame is very cool yet simple and the Black iridium compliments it perfectly.
these were my 4th so ive now got the whole set.
LEX7 -
Frame:X-Metal
Lens:24K

I only got these cos i had a spare set of 24K lenses. i think its a rather boring combo just the black black. but throw 24K lenses in and it lights up the whole frame and turns it into one good looking combo.
so anyone who has the X-metal frame i suggest you find some 24K lenses and do it.
SOLID GOLD -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Ice

Sublime. Finally the X Metal XX Plasma/Ice (XP005663) has reached the shores of Singapore.
One slick pair of glasses with muscle!
Now finally a pair to go with with my royal blue Chelsea football jerseys.
2/4.
Rick -
Frame: 24k
Lens: 24k
I first became aware of this model when I saw Aussie cricket legend Shane Warne at a one-day test in Christ Church. I kept annoying everyone with constant comments about his glasses. They, like Warnsey, are 'totally flash'. They are a bit pricey but that just adds to the prestige I guess. The XX is a highly-successful design and it fits and feels just like the Juliet to me. The wider lens provides better coverage, but this particular pair is more a statement than a practical pair of eye protection. Completely stunning X-Metal specimen. I look forward to completing the XX set some day.
Ijon__Tichy -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black
I love the juliet design and of cause my juliets, but they are so damn small, they cover max. 1/3 of my vision/view. So the XX are the better juliets for me - better coverage and all of them have the hammer stems - cheah! The only bad thing is the lack of different styles - at least one combination with fire, titanium ruby or emerald lens would have been a must! I'm still looking for a 24k XX, but they are so damn expensive...
OsmosisJones -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium
I really like the feel of these. Just like the juliets but its big brother. Nice view coverage as well as style.
jumpman73 -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black
These are very nice. They look really good and the lens are big enough for great coverage. Its Juliets big brother.
LEX7 -
Frame:24K
Lens:24K

one of the oakley must ownes, dunno why its taken me so long to grab a pair.
ive got the TI02 but these are just different, the gold looks so nice with the 24k lens and just commands respect when you wear them in public.
very worthy of their hefty price tag.
id love to see a polished pair, DAMN!!

oogie -
Frame: 24k & Plasma
Lens: 24k & Ice

A sweet addition to those that love the Juliets. Very few folks probably really have "too big" a face for the Juliets since they seem to fit almost everyone just lovely. But for those that want a bigger look, the XX fit the bill perfectly. The contrasting colors of the 24k is a major bonus.
Tick -
Frame: 24K
Lens: 24K Iridium
In my opinion, the most beautiful of all Oakley sunglasses. They're like facial jewelry & get noticed as such! I love them!
o-xide -
Frame: 24K
Lens: 24K
Way too big for me. I will actually use this as part for my long term project of the 24k juliet
ford -
Frame: TiO2
Lens: Black Iridium

I bought a pair of these off eBay because I wanted to customise my Juliets with hammer earstems. Once I got them, I didn't want to let them go! They are really awesome, and they give the style of the Juliet with extended lens coverage.

The Tio2 frame is a surprisingly very cool frame. It brings an extra touch of coolness. Like now, you can really SEE that the frame is composed of different parts.

(In fact, I like the Tio2 frame so much, I bought a pair of titanium dioxide Juliets off ebay, and am going to put ice polarized lens in them.)

I put the traditional straight Juliet earstem on these and begrudingly sold them to my friend. Maybe one day I will buy the 24k combo.
x-metalman -
Frame: 24K
Lens: 24K Iridium
I love the look of these. These are on my wishlist. I will get these on day. I love Juliets and I love the gold, so this a natural choice.
xstarr -
Frame: 24k
Lens: 24k
These are the most stunning sunglasses that Oakley makes in my opinion! Just beautiful!
I always wanted a pair, but was afraid that the lens would not be dark enough for me. I usually favor black irridium and ice lenses.
I saw a used pair on ebay that was in mint condition, so I put a bid in and surprize I was the winner.
I LOVE these sunglasses! I never have to squint and I can wear them even in the brightest light conditions.
I should have bought these years ago :)
bong -
Frame: Ti02
Lens: Black Iridium

bought these on Ebay a long time ago (before O-Review actually). sadly, they didn't fit so i had to sell them off on Ebay. that said, they are abosultely a beautiful pair of sunglasses. i love the contrasting colours on the TiO2 finish and the large lens orbitals. my kingdom for a pair of X-Metals that'll fit me!
TekDragon -
Frame:TiO2
Lens: Black
I really like this pair a lot. They are more comfortable than my Romeo's, but they are big. Luckily I have a big head. I really liked the TiO2 frame, it stands out without being flashy like the 24k. Kind of a halfway point between the Romeo and Juliet in terms of style.The black Iridium is one of my fav lenses just cuz it's so dark.
WrxPaT -
Frame:TiO2
Lens:Black Iridium
At first I wasnt used to the size of these babies, but it has grown on me and I love it now! Classy and badass at the same time! If only there was more lens color available...Overall a great pair of Xmetal if ur bored with the juliet (ha!) or want a different look!
jumpman73 -
Frame: TiO2
Lens: Black
When I first tried these on I thought they were too big. Then I tried them on a second time and had to get the X metal XX. This particular color is a must have for a collector. TiO2 is one of the coolest Oakley frame colors ever. I wish they wouldn't discontinue it. I just hope they make all their X metal frames with TiO2 style.
saturnine -
Frame: Ti-O2/X-Metal
Lens: Black
Excellent coverage for larger faces and retains the comfort of the Juliet. Will be rarer than the Juliet in the future. I just wish Oakley would have released these in different colors...
iMetalG5 -
Frame: X Metal
Lens: Black

Tried these on at the store and I loved them. They are a bit larger than the Juliet but they still seemed to look pretty good on me (people in the store said the Juliet looked perfect for my face) I am a fan of "all black" so these did it for me. Not sure if they are too big though. I think the Juliet is a better fit for me. Damn I want them so bad yet... i still can't justify the price.
SOLID GOLD -
Frame:TiO2
Lens: Black Iridium
BADA$$. BADA$$. BAD TO THE BONE!
Among the X Metal XXs and juliets, the TiO2 frame posseses the most prominent and in your face flex coupler nose bridge. Ti02 studs contrast starkly against X metal grey.
Almost feels like there's a facial piercing there.
3/4.
jumpman73 -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black

Very cool addition to the collection. I really like these. They cover my eyes pretty well. I have a pretty big oval head and when I first tried these on I thought they were too big. But then the just looked right so I had to buy them.
alexrugby18 -
Frame: 24k
Lens: 24k
they fit perfectly and the huge lense covers amazingly.it s a flashy pair of glasses that will not pass unnoticed.
alexrugby18 -
Frame:Plasma
Lens: ice iridium

comparing with the 24 k this is a calmer colour combination if i may say.but the plasma is a perfect frame in my opinion for the ice lense and it creates an awesome contrast.the coverage and amazing as usual and once again the huge lense will not pass unnoticed
strake -
Frame: X metal
Lens: Black Iridium
I got this pair with the intention of changing the earstems on the Juliet, which I did... for about 2 weeks. I have a pretty huge head so this has a better coverage than the Juliet. The hammer earstems make them ultra sweet looking. I swapped the Juliet earstems into them and noticed that the entire frame becomes somewhat asymmetrical without the hammer stems.

Nice to have for those with a large skull but Juliets will fit most people fine. I just wish there were more color schemes to make them more appealing. Personally, the TiO2/Black Iridium combo turns me off.
JayKor -
Frame: Ti02
Lens: Black Iridium
I owned Juliets for so many years, and never gave thought to the XX Metals, until I saw them one day. tried them on, and couldn't believe how the slight difference in lens coverage really affected the overall experience of wearing them. The Ti02, combo just looks awesome. Only disappointing thing about the XX is the lack of lens choice. You'll love them.
tb2000 -
Frame: X metal
Lens: Black

Classic. Oakley is finally selling replacement lens, but hello, only two types!? At least I don't have to keep two pairs just in case, right? I really like this pair, except the weight issue. I can't wear them when I run. Protection is superb though, got hit by debris many times, but no scratch on my eyes. Awesome!
JayKor -
Frame: 24K
Lens: 24K
Awesome, just got these today. SAme fit as my previous XX-review (Ti02), however the 2kK lens, is fantastic. Much darker than the Gold Iridium. I love these, they are loud, but well worth the attention
Airborne -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium

These are great, but a little heavy. They have all the edgy styling of the Juliet, but the increased coverage fits my face better. They have almost identical coverage to the Half Jacket XLJ, which is my favorite pair of all. I replaced the ear socks with the red color for a Ducati-esque feel. They're great, but a little heavy for my tastes. I might part with these at some point now that my lighter Romeo 2's have satisfied my X-Metal lust.
Nemesis -
Frame: 24k, TiO2
Lens: 24k, Black Iridium

Two very unique frame/lens combinations, either will make you stand out in a crowd. You will not go unnoticed. 24k is a beautiful lens to look thru, things are nice and bright. The quality of the piece is outstanding. Plus, the XX style looks great on my somewhat giant head.
TERRORISM -
Frame: 24K
Lens: 24K

The 24K/24K XX X-Metals are truly a sight to behold! From a liquid-gold mirrored finish on the lenses to the two-toned "silver & gold" frames, this pair receives attention and respect that many other pairs could only dream of. To add to the ameneties, the X-Metal frame is extremely durable and features flex-couplers, temple shocks, and nosebombs that provide a customized fit. For those who find the Juliet a bit small, the lenses on the XX provide the extra coverage necessary.
Rob -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: + Red Iridium

The Juliets are a little small for my face so the XX is the best fitting style for me. The only problem is the XX doesn't come in any colors really. This pair is custom work of Keystone Corporation. I've always wanted the X-Men pair(ruby), but when I tried them on they were too small so I was dissappointed bc I really liked that frame/lens combo. The current generation ruby is too orange/yellow for me so I really wanted the +red. These are probably the rarest pair out there since they were custom cut lenses. I have plasma/ice, ti02/black, but I would trade in both of those pairs to have the +red X-Metal. Definitely have to get these if you can find someone to custom cut the lenses for you.
lucky13 -
Frame: X-metal, TiO2, Plasma.
Lens: VR28 Black Irid Polarized, Amber Black Irid Polarized, (+) Red, Ice, & Black Iridium.

Of the x-metal line, the x-metal XX and the Romeo 2.0 fit me the best (med size head). The x-metal XX's are hands down my favorite frame! Lens coverage on these are awesome!

N.B. - I'm going to call these 20's for the rest of the review because that's what I call them and it's shorter than typing x-metal XX. ;-)

A lot of people think of the 20's as a larger Juliet, but I think they are different enough to not think of them as such. While the Juliet is beautiful in it's own way, these are more subtle in the design area. Around the lens orbitals, the Juliets are more linear and have much more pronounced lines, while the 20's have a larger and smoother shape to them. Also, the hammered earstems are a nice touch of design style on the 20's (and only available on the polished Juliets).

The only downside to the 20's is the lack of factory lens colors offered -- you're pretty much stuck with Black Iridium, except for Ice Iridium on the Plasma frames. Cutting my own lenses gives me a wide variety of lens color options to suite my mood. =)

As far as frame finishes go... This is very tough, but it all comes down to the lens color combo you go with. IMHO, I think the following...

The X-metal frame is nicely offset with vibrant color lenses (e.g. (+)Red Iridium).

The TiO2 frame would look best with softer colors (e.g. VR28 Black Iridium).

The Plasma frame can compliment just about anything.

The 24k frame I won't comment on as I don't own a pair.

Any color frame you go with, you can't go wrong. ;-) I would recommend this frame to just about anyone. The 20's are less linear and a little less aggressive than the other models within the x-metal line. I think this makes the 20's more versatile in being able to fit a larger variety of face/head shapes. Try on a pair, you won't be disappointed.
Jimmy -
Frame: XX 24k
Lens: 24k

I got a craving for a good pair of sunglasses a while back. I was tired of the 10 dollar cheapo's at the gas station. I had a pair of frogskins back in the days, and I wanted to give oakley a shot of my funds. Im a straight gold person, not platinum, or white gold, these were the ones for me.

I have a "medium" sized head, and these aren't too big at all. I was seeing the rubys and the blacks on ebeg, but these were the ones for me, I liked the color, so I scooped em. Not long after I found CustomXmetal.com, then seen they sell on Ebay, I had to pop for a ruby quartz lens pack. Just bought the lens today, can't wait to see the combo.

Overall, I love the glasses, the brown tint is nice, and reduces glare and brightness quite nicely.... I'm in Minnesota and the snow glare can give you a headache. So I'm gonna add a set of the greys later on. A lil tight around the temples with the size 25 in the side, but not too much. Very springy bridge to absorb the squeeze.

Frogskins are next on my list! Clear/violet is my style.
GarciaM25 -
Frame: TiO2
Lens: Black Iridium

The best Oakley's I have ever owned. Without a doubt. Seconding the remarks "karMeister" said, I'm on my 2nd pair after losing a pair. It hurt so bad I bought the replacements the same week. Too bad the bastards that have them now don't appreciate them like I do - the TiO2 is a great color frame and I get compliments on them everywhere. I'm certain that they are futuristic enough that I could wear them for the next 100 years and still blend in to society nicely! Sure, they're heavy, they don't bend or compromise, but damnit these are the best sunglasses I have ever owned!
TERRORISM -
Frame: TiO2
Lens: Black Iridium

Aesthetics derived from one of Oakley's most revered pairs of shades (the Juliet) allow most to instantly recognize the X-Metal XX as premiere eyewear. As with its predecessor, the XX offers flex couplers and interchangeable, unobtainium temple shocks and nosebombs for a customized fit. The orbitals, however, are enlarged to provide greater coverage, so those with smaller or medium profiles will likely prefer the Juliet. Hammerfang earstems are a nice touch to complete this eyewear, and the TiO2 frame probably represents the best choice for collectors since the 24/24K version was overproduced.
oakdays -
Frame: X Metal
Lens: Black IR
Love the size of this pair, every time I seem them it reminds me of the original Romeo in size but they look like an up scale model of the Juliets they are a bit heavy no my head I wish they were a bit lighter and they had more color options available a ruby or +red would make thsi pair a lot better and i would recomend getting them.

Rating 3 because of color combos
nalong86 -
Frame: 24k
Lens: 24k

I really like these glasses. I was initially drawn to them by the flashy color combo of the 24k/24k. The two tone frame looks awesome and the 24k lens to match makes this a really cool pair to look at.

Overall the glasses are just larger than a juliet. Not only in the orbitals, but i feel that the frame is wider as well. They do not fit as tightly on my face as juliets which is nice becuase some juliets are rather tight on me. The larger orbital does have its drawbacks for me though simply becuase they do not fit me as nicely as the juliet. They look a little bit goofy on my face. Nothing against the glasses though, they just arent made for my face type. Overall excellent glasses. Cant go wrong with a xx
Hexesonxs -
Frame: 24K
Lens: 24K Iridium

My first and favorite pair of sunglasses. They're extremely light and durable and the 24K Iridium is just pretty as hell. It's extremely reflective to anyone looking at you and the lens color stands up to bright sunlight extremely well. All in all, its an absolute pleasure to wear.
Daniel from Brazil -
Frame: 24k/X Metal
Lens: 24/ Black Iridium
I bought the 24k one year ago! It's awesome but is a pair glasses that you must wear in the summer!The frame is great 'cause it's bigger than Juliet.
I bought last week the Black Iridium to wear everyday.
I really wanna the TIO2 but doesn't exist here in Brazil
See ya
Kododrummer -
Frame: Titanium
Lens: Black Iridium plus other non-Oakley lenses

Of my collection, love the look of these the most. I have a large face and the Juliets don't look right on me, the extra size of these lenses is so much better for larger faces, though I also wish they were wider as well as taller. Saying that they're coverage is unsurpassed, nothing gets past these.

Compared to my others, I have to admit they're not the most comfortable to wear because of weight and fit on nose/ear stems, can't get the combination of relacement rubbers right - swop them every now and again thinking they're better, then swop back again later...

However saying that, still adore the look of these glasses which I believe stand heads above the plain X-Metal (probably better for a variety of lens colours though) or 24k finishes (sorry, don't do 'bling', don't get me wrong I love the stares you get with TiO2's, it just they're curious stares as opposed to 'you flash *expletive*' looks).

Have a variety of replacement lenses (blue mirror/silver mirror/black mirroor)from alternative sources, but what these really need is a set of polarised lenses.

All said and done of all the Oakleys I owned, these are by far the most collectable and I want to keep them forever!
LordHelmut -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized Rx

These are by far the most incredible glasses I have ever seen. As soon as I saw them in my local O-Store, I knew I had to have them. Thankfully, upon trying them on, they fit me like a glove and looked great on me. After purchasing them, I had them sent out to Oakley to put my prescription in them and I upgraded them to polarized lenses as well. Now, in my opinion, I have a pair of the most absolutely stunning sunglasses ever created. At first, I was going to go with the Juliets, but the far-superior eye coverage of the X-Metal XX as well as the hammerstems made the decision to go with these an easy one. Now that they are finally complete, I couldn't be happier with my decision!
Ian -
Frame:
Lens:

I remember when these were first released. The 24k/24k combination has been one of my favorite sunglasses for as long as I've been collecting. I'm glad they were re-released, especially with hydrophobic lenses.
Kracka -
Frame: Ti02 Gen 1 XT030421
Lens: Black Iridium/Liquid Metal 2 (Extovista)

Love these glasses. Bought them in 2001 This was my first pair of Oakley's. I tried the Juliets on and they were too tight. So i went to the xx's and fell in love. I chose the Ti02/Black Iridium for the subtle beauty.

Here it is 8 years later, and i still love and wear these glasses on a daily basis. I'm considering selling these glasses, let me know if you're intersted! Glowplug26@Gmail.com
BiGCoB -
Frame: TiO2
Lens: Black Iridium

I really like the design of the Juliet's, but they are a bit small for my face (that won't stop me from getting one), so the XX are the best alternative for me and my big head.
The TiO2 color gives to the frame something even more interesting than the standard X-metal. Black Iridium lens is a classic and perfectly matches this frame color.

They are a bit heavy, but that's what you get when you choose a big metal frame.
Dwcfastrice -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium


Although a bit older in terms of frame style, the larger lens lends itself to be more "in" at the moment. That X-metal, Raw-Titanium finish gives these glasses a very cool industrial vibe.

The highly reflective Black Iridium Lenses are great out in sunny weather.

They feel super sturdy and with the flexing fit, they conform to your head and stay securely stuck to your face.

These are destined to be a timeless classic.
plutonium54 -
Frame:X METAL/TIO2/24K
Lens:BLACK IRIDIUM/24K IRIDIUM

The first thing that hits the eye when it comes to x metal xx is of course the impressive 24k/24k iridium model.I guess that all of us oakley fans and collectors,were impressed by that.The presence of a true 24k gold finish on a pair of sunlasses,was way too much even for the standards of oakley!Yet,they went further beyond...
The true essence of the x metals is just that:the x metal finish/black iridium lens combo.It is simply astonishing!!!Just like with the romeo model,this combination is in my opinion,the greatest,and most inviting ever.It truly gives life to the excellent,yet very common(it's true) black iridium lens.The whole x metal concept is about scientific breakthroughs,and introducing something far beyond the usual,so I think,that nothing could compliment this pursue,more than this two great elements together.Furthermore,the enlarged orbitals give the whole notion,a deeper dimension,resulting to a very saturating result,both for the eye,and the imagination as well.In comparison,the juliet seems really small and insufficient in front of them.The orbitals of the x metal xx,seem to be more rationalized,closer to the actual dimensions that any given pair of sunglasses should have.They just seem more complete!!!After all,only the top sunglasses of oakley are entitled of this color combination,even though,all the x metal line should have a model with these colors.
Another characteristic that contributes in making them an one of a kind,is the earstems.They follow the pattern of romeo's earstems,thus giving the x metal xx,a unique,both elegant and serious look,something,that if you think a while,the juliets,just lack of.And just like the rest of the x metal line,the intake ports on the earstems is setting them apart from the rest of the whole line of oakley,whether they're o-matters,o-luminums,or magnesium.They're simply one of a kind.
The fit of them is just great.They hug the face well(consider that the earstems are so succesfully bent,that hug the head with all their length!!!),they stay tight,but they are comfortable and flexible at the some time,and it seems that the flex couplers do a really great job.Add to that the unobtainium nosebombs and earsocks,and you simply have the best grip ever on an oakley pair.Because of their enlarged orbitals,the change of lenses is very easy.
The TiO2 finish is remarkable.It's an even more succesful edition of the two finishes pattern that the 24k finish models adopt too.The TiO2 plates combined with the x metal bridge and earstems have a solid appearance,while not being as playful,loud and bright as the 24k combination.But nothing tops the x metal model...
Are these the best oakley models?Since I haven't owned the c-six,and the pit boss yet,I definitely think that yes,they are.They have outstanding look,beyond everything we could ever imagine,a titanium structure that will last for ever,and superior eye protection,courtesy of the ultimate black iridium lenses,and their also high end 24k iridium peers.Two of the best oakley lenses were hired to do the demanding job of rising up to the occasion for this top notch oakley pair of sunglasses,and both of them did their best.11 years ago oakley produced their absolute,most demanding,maximum pair of sunlasses,the oakley x metal xx,and I believe that they should have been in production for many years more,since they arrived straight from the future,and will be modern and attractive for many decades to come.Simply put,they are the absolute pair of sunglasses.What oakley is,and should really be about in the future as well!!!
Mike -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Ruby Iridium

This combo doesn't exist. If and when the new X-Men First Class movie gets up and running, I think its about time the X-Metal XX got some respect from the X-Men franchise that made Juliet and Penny popular. If those 2 got this combo, its long overdue on the X-Metal XX. If not, re-release the penny of this combo for that new movie, with new thick and heavy coin and box.

Well, at the moment, I got the X-Men combo from this with a custom-cut M Frame Positive Red lens. It mega rocks but I'm waiting for an official one from Oakley. Come on, bring it on!
Nick-O -
Frame: 24K
Lens: 24K

Wow!...Frame and lens combination is Leonardo Da Vinci style. The gold tone is classy, not shiny/bling. The lens is superb when the sun is low, while others would make almost impossible to see. I can wear it all day without discomfort! It is worth the US$ 375

payday -
Frame: 24k
Lens: 24k
These are nice. They are very nice looking. You will get attention if you where these. Because of this I where them once in a while all the looks get annoying. If you like people looking at you all the time then get these! They are bling bling. Designer in look x2. It's jewelry on your face. The quality is great. The $400 is worth it. you feel the strength of the frame. The lens quality is awesome. Get these if you want some quality glasses that stand out....
Ian -
Frame: 24K
Lens: 24K

These have been a major want for some time, and on a whim, I stopped by the local Vault. The guy working recognized me, commented on the X-Squared I was wearing at the time, and we started talking about the XX. He then told me, without any prompting, inquiring, or urging by me, that he would use his employee discount to get them for me at his cost. I've been seriously considering dropping the $360 or so for them, but I ended up walking out with them for $111, after tax. Everything that can be said about these already has been said. They're wonderful. They're stunning. I've drooled over them for the past 11 years that they've been in production. The sheer length of production is a testament to their quality. In that respect, they're second only to the Juliet in regards to popularity. Regarding the fit, they're much looser than a Juliet. They're the happy medium between a Juliet and an X-Squared.
Dwcfastrice -
Frame: 24k
Lens: 24k/ ice

Finally got to wear these after they've been sitting on display for over 6 months. The fit is great and the 24 k of the frame makes excellent contrast points.

A bit bigger than the juliets, these still offer great coverage and a more "in" look if the juliets fit you.
JMiller -
Frame: Ti02
Lens: Black Iridium
These glasses were perfect for me, I'm 6'10" and the glasses had perfect coverage. I was going to buy Juliet's or Penny's and they were both too small for my face. Had these for over 6 years and they are great. Too bad Oakley doesn't make rubber for these anymore.
ROMEO -
Frame: 24K
Lens: 24K Gold Iridium
These were my second ever pair of oakley sunglasses, and what a pair to jump from owning a humble Eye Jacket. I first saw these in an ad in a magazine, and fantasized about them. When i actually saw them in real life, i instantly fell in love with them! They were damned expensive for a pair of shades. It took me a while to justify the price. After a few visits to the store i realised i had to have them, so i put them on lay-by. This is very much a top shelf product. Having an everyday pair of shades is one thing. Having one of these takes things to a whole new level. This is not just a sunglass, it is a work of art! I had a store assistant once making a point that his first car cost the same as these glasses. But my point is, these glasses are the equivalent of owning an exotic sports car. Thats how i see things. I have taken very good care of them. I used them quite often in the early days, wearing them on special occassions and so on. I went to a wedding once and this dude had the same pair on. That was cool. I dont wear these much, partly because they have been discontinued and want to keep them in good condition, and partly because i have a choice of other oakley shades to wear. They proudly sit inside a large x-metal vault.

supersharp -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium

I was always a fan of the Juliet and the XMXX is very similar in shape to the Juliet. The biggest difference is that the XX lenses are little larger (taller) than the Juliet, and the ear stems on the XX are hammerstems, the slighly tweaked earstems. The only Juliets to come with hammerstems, are the polished and Ischiro versions, while all variations of the XX had hammerstems.

The larger orbitals allow for more coverage for those with a little larger face. I really like these compared to the Juliet due to the slightly larger size. I did not realize how much of a difference wearing the XX would be compared to the Juliet until I actually got them on my face. I was surprised at how much more I liked them. I started out with more Juliets than any other X-Metal, now they have taken a back seat in my collection.

The only downfall that I can see is that there were far less colorways on the XX than the Juliet, and they were discontinued a longer time ago, so they are slightly more difficult to get a hold of, and thus cost a bit more, but they are well worth the trouble if you prefer a larger frame or have a medium to large noggin.
Dann -
When I first saw this movie, I thought 'Cool glasses!'
Now that I'm more knowledgeable, I'm still 'Cool glasses!' The Ruby Juliet's are really nice glasses, and are the only pair that I never borrow from my brother.

Cyclops, if you remember from the comics, needs a ruby based protection to keep his eyes from emitting a deadly blast of energy gathered from the sun. Hence the Ruby lenses.
kingphilbert -
The Ruby lens was released after it had appeared in X-Men. Slightly modified though. The Ruby Juliet was sold to us as the style used in X-Men but they left off the blinders he had at the hinges in he movie.

The visor itself was also designed by Oakley for the film. There were some kick ass concepts for it too before they settled on what we saw.

Oakley had a mini site and everything to go with this release. They even sent out free 20" x 40" (roughly) heavy stock posters of the Cyclops promoting the visor. I have mine.
Alex -
The Ruby lenses released as also lighter than the actual prop used in the movie. The ones in movie were such a deep tint of red that the actor got headaches after an hour or two and lost the ability to distinguish red from other colors, so they would have been dangerous to drive with.
Oak -
As further information, the first 5,000 of the ruby juliets for "X-men" are the limited edition version released for the movie, while the first 1,000 of the ruby pennies were the limited versions for "X2". Nowadays the ruby juliets sport serial numbers with "J" prefixes.
NeptuneTQ -
http://www.allstarz.org/~marsden/xmen_files/cyclops9.jpg
jumpman73 -
Really started the craze. When I saw it I couldn't believe he was wearing Juliets let alone Rubys. I was like, that's cool, I have a pair of Juliets too. Pretty creative of them to use the Juliets on cyclops instead of some other more normal style of shades.
Dann -
Updating the glasses worn from the first, Cyclops now wears a Ruby variant of the Penny this time around. The movie version, however, has a deeper red lens and is custom made for James Marsden's face.

Cyclops, if you remember from the comics, needs a ruby based protection to keep his eyes from emitting a deadly blast of energy gathered from the sun. Hence the Ruby lenses.

While they were at it, Oakley created the visor too, and the O logo can be seen at times.
kingphilbert -
The visor was modified for this film by the films own costume people. Still similar to the Oakley visor but less theirs this time.

One thing to note, after the first film, the glasses worn by X-Men members in the comics started to look more like Juliet's and other x-metals.
Oak -
As further information, the first 5,000 of the ruby juliets for "X-men" are the limited edition version released for the movie, while the first 1,000 of the ruby pennies were the limited versions for "X2". Nowadays the ruby juliets sport serial numbers with "J" prefixes.
Dann -
The standard frame for most X-Metal's. The downfall is, that the X-Metal/Black combo is my least favorite, yet most common variant. Once you put in another lens, then you see the true beauty of the frame.
RubyMars -
THE frame color for X-Metals. Industrial, rough to the touch. Feels stronger than any polished X-Metal frame as stupid as that might sound. This is the epitome of Oakley though. Pure performance and function in the frame and no polishing or painting to dress it up.
TDM -
the epitome of X-Metal design! the feel and appearance of x-metal lends a unique style to the range. it looks and feels like it can withstand the hardest of conditions which lends itself to the military-industrial look of the x-metal range, sunglasses which look as though they were engineered for a rugged purpose.
jumpman73 -
I look at the x-metal color as the father of x-metal frames. These are really cool up close. If you are a x-metal fan/collector, your collection is not complete until you have one of these colorways.
Ed -
The original X-Metal frame color. The matte grey finish is very industrial-looking. Kinda reminds me of the exterior of Oakley HQ. Although X-Metal is an applied finish, I can imagine that raw, unfinished Ti castings could look something like it.
O.T.T. -
I lusted after the X-Metal juliets for years and got the ruby lenses. After reading the rest of the reviews I admit I wish it was darker/more black but with the same texture. Still giving it 5 stars though.
SOLID GOLD -
It just grows on you this frame, I feel. Nothing spectacular at first but it's become a staple of all X metal frames.If you notice they're trying to pair it with polarized lens now. Uping the posh factor for the colour.My next pair would be this colour. Understated cool. 5 stars
Pander -
This is what makes the X-metals stand out! The industrial material in combination with the design of the frames. It's just the best choice of frame option for the X-metal designs!
LEX7 -
I have this on my crater mars and a pair of juliets.
i would prefer this if it was darker, more black rather than the dark grey that it actually is.
it is still a great colour for the X-metal range and looks great with Ice and Ruby lenses.
DarkJuliet -
Yet another frame option that comes in generations. First generation X-Metal finish looks more rugged and imperfect than the newer generations of X-Metals. The new finish is too fine which, unfortunately, takes away from the metallic overtone of it all.

Overall, a fine frame option that bridges the gap between showiness and subdued quiet style.
addicted2o -
beautiful frame that goes with the ruby lenses...this frame is what oakley is all about...very sophisticated and classy x metal frame are frontrunners of the x metal family
Iggy -
The industrial metal look is always cool. That is one of the aspects of Oakley I love, after all!
x-metalman -
Pretty much the "Black" of the X-Metal lineup. I don't really like this frame unless it has Black lenses, because I find the Ruby lenses just don't stand out enough in this frame to warrant their placement in it. They would be way more suited to the Carbon frame, which I think they should come standard in. It's an alright frame in the end though.
oogie -
Totally the "black" frame for the X-metal family. *yawn* If you spend $300 on some x-metals ... go get something with a bit more personality.
zeroshiki -
i had the Xmetal color frame on my Mars before. i sold the mars and traded it for a pair of polished juliet but i'm definitely gonna get the juliet Xmetal frame after this. it's one of my favorite frame option, it has industrial rugged look and classy at the same time. i just wish oakley will release a juliet xmetal combo coupled with lens others than the black iridium. that's the only thing holding me from getting the xmetal juliet pair.
BronzeT -
I got one just so I can say that I have one.But I would rather have Carbon or Polished.
bad aim -
Very nice frame! I love the industrial look to it. Originally, I bidded for a Carbon framed Juliet, but was sent a X Metal one. Not a bad mix up, I must say LOL

Very nice.
Rick -
The ORIGINAL. Still holds its ground in the company of the latecomers. More versatile than a lot of people know. Not many lenses don't look good in this bad boy. Available on every X-Metal released and they all look good. A historically important frame since it was the first X-Metal frame produced back in '97.
Iwan -
No sense in discussing color: it's a dark matte green. You either like it or not. Much more important to me is that it scratches real easy so for that reason I only award it 3 stars though it pains me to do so
Eddy -
These frames embody the Industrial look that Oakley has made itself known for. The X-metal ruby lens combo on the Juliet is simply amazing (and rare since X-metal/Black are a dime a dozen). Plus they are much stronger than my Polished frames (can't get the ruby lenses out without risking damage to the lens or frame, argh!!) the only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 is because it doesn't have the hammer stems my polished frames have which give my polished frames a better grip than the X-metal frames.
DoctorCrip -
By far my favorite frame option for the X-Metal line of glasses. This finish gives the glasses a very classy, sophisticated and expensive look, very similar to the Titanium color on the Timebomb line of watches - which also happens to be my favorite for many of the same reasons. I also think that this finish hides - G-d forbid - scuffs and scratches on the frame very well, also much like the Titanium watch color.
Ian -
I'm a fan of matte finishes, so this frame makes me pretty happy. It works well with every lens I've seen. The only possible exception is a gold iridium lens. The only reason I say that is because of the entire brown/black fashion faux pas. Gold is brownish, x-metal is blackish, therefore, not a very good match. Otherwise, great overall choice of frame color
The Dealer -
An awesome frame when using any lens color other than black iridium - which is the most common. It shows the lines of the X-metals quite well for being a dark (not overly so) color that looks like it came off of a Stealth Fighter/Bomber. Also very stiff in comparison to the other X-Metal colors when replacing lenses (due to the baking of the matte color) - but don't be fooled - the color can be scraped off quite easily and display the silver color underneath which can be quite unattractive.
b2r -
This is the one to have. Looks really good with Ruby or Emerald. The look and feel of it are just amazing. It also shows all details of the frame design and it is totally unique to X-Metal frames.
LIEUTENANT -
One can't consider himself as an oakley collector,unless he owns at least one x metal pair of oakley sunglasses with this frame.It's the finish that makes every pair of glasses look like they're coming from outer space,something so far away from the regular standards of the eyewear industry.It's no coincidendce that ALL kinds of sunglasses look good in that finish.The mars,the romeo,everything,even the unsuccesful romeo 2 and half x are becoming objects of desire in that finish.Not to mention the x metal xx,penny,juliet.I just couldn't resist to them.It has to be the best oakley finish ever.
yoko -
comfortable and sort of a unique design. i still wear it, and every single time somebody will comment how good it look & ask me where I got it. Five stars!
OakleyMonster -
Although a little outdated, I still really enjoy wearing this with a pair of X Metals. It is very comfortable, adjusts easily, and is classic Oakley!
loup -
With out a doubt the x-metal beret has been the most difficult x-metal items I have had to hunt down. After a 4 year hunt, I finally landed one. The fit, look and quality is outstanding. I am looking forward to wearing it with my x-metal sunnies on special occasions of course.
american image -
these are mini-vaults in cardboard. the coin is awsome everything is just in place with this item , very cool
Pander -
They give a good impression of what's inside. Something industrial, of high quality and like nothing else on the market!
O -
the coolest box ever made. i just wish the holes in the box were the shape of the oakley O and the coin be a O cutout
DarkJuliet -
I'll give it four stars. It's not getting a five from me because it doesn't seem to be quite as appealing as it used to be. The holes were a nice touch, sure, but I think it needed an even greater industrialized look.
LEX7 -
these are great boxes but ofcourse you would expect them to be as they house the X-metal range.
a nice padded box with plently of room for the glasses and the spare unobtanium.
i love how you can see part of the coin when the sleeve is on.
alot stronger than standard boxes which just confirms you have purchased quality.
o-xide -
Maybe one of the best designed box since the Zero 0. series. The art, the coin, the holes....amazing
dj.MLYT -
Like what I said about the Juliet box (the same box, lol) its just as stylish as the expensive x-metal glasses it houses. The coin window is definitely a nice touch.
splatter -
The coin window is nice the padding even better and even the "venting" holes all over are cool but the ease of coin removal always seemed to tear the cardboard and i hate that.
TheVault -
So much attention went into making this box, the little holes, the way its slides, too bad the Coin is a pain to remove.

An awesome package for the treasures they hold.
tonelam21 -
I love these box! This is one of a kind. Very nice that it includes a metal coin.
DAGr8 -
Other then the coin I hate these box , they look nice and all but , their craftmanship is cheap they get damaged easily, by water or just if you havent been that cautious , I mean compared to any standard 'cheap ' Oakley box they are easy to damage , and its almost impossible to remove the coin from the box without damaging the box , anyways the reason why I am an Oakley Fan is 99.99% becuz of the X-metal frames , so of course I would expect more of the damn box ! I give it a rating of 1 instead of 0 becuz it does one hting good and that is protect the sunglasses , the foam inside does the job !
Bruin1 -
Very nice looking box that could use an update soon.
BriP -
The cardboard isnt laminated so it gets damaged easily, which is a shame for such a nice box. the coin can be removed quite easily if you know how - hint, bend the flap holding the coin down together with the closing tab at the bottom. also, i reckon the x-metals should have come with x-metal soft vault at least.. come on, you get a vault for any Radar/Flak etc..
kingphilbert -
These are great little collectors items to be given with your titanium glasses. Every one stamped with it's year. Kinda made getting the glasses a little more special and the serial numbers made it feel more personal. Last time I looked though, no more serial numbers? Or did I just see a bad pair?
Ed -
How appropriate that this coin is copper-colored instead of silver like the other X-Metal coins. The graphics show how cool it is to be an Oakley employee... you get to work in a bunker, wear a gas mask, and walk around with an evil, maniacal grin on your face. Must be a California thing.
Rick -
Just call me fiddy, because I got 50 of these suckers now!
addicted2o -
x metal collector's item...great item that makes x metal more special...great for displays if u have the holder
DoctorCrip -
Although my recently acquired Juliet X-Metal Coin has no real use, unlike almost everything Oakley has ever come out with, it's still extremely cool and makes a great addition to one's Oakley display. What other company would give you a commemorative coin when you buy one of their sunglasses? My guess, none other than our beloved Oakley.
LEX7 -
What can I say, all you Romeo owners have one of these and you know how cool it looks.
The ultimate in collectors items, to go with your collector item glasses.
LEX7 -
Another great X-metal collectors coin.
I have one of these coins even though I dont have the glasses, which is good cos Juliets dont suit me so id never buy them but I want to collect all the coins.
tburuczky -
I always liked coins in general, but I love my juliet coin in particular. Great display item!
TheUnnatural -
I bought a pair of Plasma Juliets with Fire lenses, and they came with the coin, of course... BUT the coin doesn't say JULIET in cursive. It has the DOUBLE X (XX) logo, and the year 1999. Anybody else got this coin?
travee -
I admit there pretty cool. However, I think it would be more practical if they included a protective case instead of a coin.
O -
It would have been better if it was made out of x-metal
jumpman73 -
Coins are awesome. First time I saw it was when I got my first pair of Juliets. I was like what the heck is that. Can I send that to Oakley and buy something with it? I wish the Romeo 2's had their own coin though.
U9Ly_KwaN -
Quite simply a nice collector's item to have. If u bought a pair of X-Metal and it didnt come with one, u know that u're missing something that is pretty 'valuable'. A great display! Loads of these will make it even a better background for your Oakley collection =)
Pander -
The coin is just the thing that finishes the package when buying a X-metal. You not just buy the glasses, but also a piece of Oakley. That piece of Oakley is embodied in the coin.
ball5out -
I display allof mine from mars topenny juliet and will also the romeo. This makes Oakley a cut above the rest. The coin is like an authenticity thing
tonelam21 -
These coins are great and it adds to your collection.
Bruin1 -
Very cool collector's coin, I've got a 25 pack!
bomb oakley -
Item that can not miss in the collection.
Wonderful currencies.
I have 125 coins in my collection ,
I JULIET 1st Generation , 2nd Generation JULIET , Penny , ROMEO 1 , ROMEO 2 -1 ° E 2 ° GENERATION , MARS , X- SQUARED , HALF- X 1 ° E 2 ° GENERATION . DOUBLE XX 1st and 2nd Generation .
Rick -
Considering what I paid for this thing, I was a bit ashamed of myself. I like to use it when photographing a pair of X-Metals, adds a classy touch to the shot.
o-xide -
small and it doens't hold the x-metal glasses
TERRORISM -
Easily the worst abomination ever: the X-Metal Collectors Set. What was supposed to have originally been an Ichiro Limited Edition quickly went south once the baseball phenom was traded to the Yankees.

The set comes with a boring, bland, OCP pair of Carbon/Black Iridium Juliets and another Time Bomb II which is almost exactly identical to the 10th Anniversary Time Bomb II. The only difference is that this watch has a white second hand and AUTOMATIC label... and the watch also lacks a date indicator, making it inferior to its predecessor.

What easily could have been an epic release by Oakley - had someone actually taken the time to release something truly unique, such as a pair of Polarized Jade Juliets and a unique Time Bomb II - became the biggest disappointment ever. Unless you have an extra $3,500 to give away for something already released by Oakley months and even years ago, pass.

Rick -
Nothing spruces up the appearance of a Juliet like a nice shiney new pair of earsocks. I wish Oakley sold these bulk. I'm not so much for slapping colored ones on every pair - the black is understated and nice enough. But, for that special pair, a red, blue, or green earsock can really give it that custom touch.
oogie -
Again, the colors offer a great level of customization for your x-metals. The main hassel, of course, is the pain and suffering of removing the old ear socks and sliding on the new socks. Plenty of helpful tips out there to lube up the job, but a decent undertaking nonetheless.
jumpman73 -
Good to have spares around. Also lets you replace torn ear socks.
Rick -
I've yet to see a 75 in person, but I guess they exist. I pretty much stick to 15's in most of my Juliets, which means I have a crap load of 25's if anyone needs an extra. They don't usually need replacing since they don't touch the skin and don't really get worn at all. Good way to add a custom touch with a different color.
o-xide -
One of the best parts of X-Metals (except Penny). Makes a perfect fitting piece whether your face is slighly crooked or not, This is because the tickness of the shocks comes in different sizes and better yet colors. TRULY AMAZING feature of X-Metals. The only other glasses that comes close is the Why line.
oogie -
A great alternative to customize the coloring of your x-metals. Comes in all colors to match fire, ice/blue and emerald. Hardly noticeable while you are wearing your eyewear, but really make a statement when on display.
Farlius -
Another great easy Mod for the Juliets. Makes for fine tuning the fit on your face. I have black nose pads/earstems modified on my Ducatis and the red Shocks are a nice contrast, so provided you can find the different colors it's easy to mix and match.
jumpman73 -
These frames are a lot easier to work with than the Romeos. You gotta stock up on these lenses.
Ian -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Ruby Iridium

These really remind me of a square Juliet. I'm quite anxious to try a pair on. The Juliets have always been just a bit small for my head, and always fit pretty tight. I have a sneaking suspicion that these are going to to be vying with the XX for my favorite X-Metal.

Edit:
Just picked up a pair. The fit is just a bit bigger than the Juliet, and just a bit smaller than the XX. They Really do remind me of an X-Metal Twitch. They come with the coin and an x-metal soft vault, but are unnumbered.
monster_beetle -
Frame: Polished
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

My brother bought one of these, today it arrived. So I had to fit it too. This one fits smaller head perfectly, perfect for my head and has an amazing eye coverage. They feel way more sturdy than the Juliets IMO.

And of course the design, just awesome with that double O's in the earstems. Simply hot.
Oaksarecool4eva -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium (with custom green Iciro earstems and nose)

Just got these today and all I can say is what a legendary pair of Sunglasses! I took a punt and got some Special Ichiro Edition Green Earstems and nose peices for Juliets when I ordered my X Squared, and rather unexpectantly they fitted almost perfect! The Juliet rubber parts are near the same sizes as X Squared, all except the temple shocks only!

All I had to do with Juliet Ichiro Green earstems is carefully cut just a few millimeters off one end with scissors (as the Juliet earstem is a bit too long) but after that the fit is perfect! The Ichiro green Earstem and nosepieces look very cool against the dark carbon frame, it really stands out! So guys if you want to put some nice custom colour Ichiro or Ducati red Juliet rubbers on X Squared, yes you can, but you will have to trim the earstem by just a few millimeters with some scissors. The only Juliet rubber that won't fit is the Temple shocks only as they are different size! I say this because Oakley has no color earstems and nose kits for the X- Squared and I don't know if and when they will produce any?

Now to the Sunglasses I was against Oakley in recent years for making Romeo 2 and Half X as semi rimless X-Metals, It spoilt the tradition! I'm sure lots of people agree with me. The Half X was a bit of a boring style too. But I think the Romeo 2.0 was a nice style like these X-Squared, but unfortunately it was semi rimless. With the new X Squared back comes the full X Metal frame, and in my opinion back comes Oakley!

The weight of these is similar to a X-Metal XX and Juliet but the weight reminds us they are X-Metals right! The style is first class and quite a few heads turned the day I wore them to work. When you hold them in front of you , it is easy to see the amazing 3 dimensional styling, only Oakley can master! The fit is a little larger than Juliet, which is good as I thought Juliet was a rather small sunglass. These X Squared I wouldn't say are neither small or big, they are medium size.

The size of a pair of sunglasses is important for 2 reasons
: 1. Too big will hide a good looking face especially smaller face. 2. Too small of a sunglass will look silly on a large face. The X-Sqaured would suit many face types from small to large as they are perfect medium sized. As for the competition between what is better the legendary Juliet or the New X Squared. Well that's just too hard for me to make at this point. The Juliet were a masterpiece and so are the new X Squared! That's all I can say.
Vader -
Frame: Carbon w/ Ducati earsocks and T-shox/ X-Metal
Lens: Black Iridium/Ruby Iridium

Oaksarecool4eva, I purchased these a few months ago when they were first released and decided to install a Ducati red Unobtanium kit on the Carbon frame. I also realized that the earsocks were a bit too long, and trimmed them a bit with a razor blade, but the T-shox do fit, at least the # 15's do.
Overall, one of the best pair of X-Metals ever produced.

Garry -
Frame: X Metal
Lens: Ruby Iridium

Very nice to see Oakley getting back to the tried and true great designs for their X metals. I got a pair with a darker of the ruby color so very nice indeed. Fit is nice and tight on my medium sized head and like my Juliets are comfortable to wear. Though not quite as comfortable as spring hinges they stay on better and don't shift with rough movements.
Dwcfastrice -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Ruby

Finally! An updated x-metal that is full framed!

Great coverage and nice, agressive lines. A bit on the larger side so they're a bit more "in" than the juliet or penny.

The hydro/oleophobic lens coating is a plus and the ruby iridium has a great look to it.

I'm not a huge fan of the earstems though. That cutout is nice stylistically, the but ear stems are very thing and, although it's probably not possible, they feel like they would be easily bent.

Still rated a 5 becuase I love the fit and finish AND the new design is just pretty.

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Thomas64 -
Frame: Polished Carbon
Lens: Black Polarized
I didn't know there was a new X-Metal model until I saw these in a dealer in Hong Kong. I have longed for a new full framed X-Metal since the released of Penny. Not that I didn't like thehalf framed Romeo II and Half X which I also owned but I prefer a full framed a little more. These latest from the X-metal line are great. What I like the most about them is the lens coverage and how well it fit on my face. I think it's the best fitting X-metal yet. It look a little strange now that the two pins from the nose bridge has been removed from view but it's still there, just hidden. The polished Carbon frame are so shiny and sexy and the black polarized lens just match the frame perfectly. The newly designed arm with the extra holes are a nice touch too. Also noted are these also come with a free soft vault which cost $30 if purchased alone. Thank you Oakley:)
TERRORISM -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Ice

The debut of Half X failed to impress most consumers, and many anticipated Oakley's next venture into the X-Metal line. The wait is finally over. X Squared picks up many design elements from its incredible predecessor, the Juliet, yet also brings new design elements to the table.

The first noticeable difference between the Juliet and X Squared is physical lens size. X Squared provides additional coverage, and the orbitals - although somewhat reminiscent of the Juliet - introduce a refined, squared-off look, further featuring a number of angular facets. Flex couplers have also been incorporated, but the telltale X-Metal "rivets" on the nosebridge have been eliminated. Instead, the flex couplers are secured from the "inside" of the nosebridge with what appear to be hex bolts. Nosebombs are still interchangeable with an extra set included, but the temple shocks have been slightly redesigned to provide a "one size fits all" standard. The earstems, too, resemble the Juliets at the temple, but the rest of their architecture has been restructured with an almost paper-thin and eloquently designed midsection that still maintains amazing strength thanks to Oakley's proprietary alloy.

Overall, I think the size of this pair is just slightly large and I do miss the standard "rivets" that marked the nosebridge of nearly all previous X-Metals. Nonetheless, there is no denying that the X Squared has made a grand entry into the ranks of X-Metal, and this piece maintains the heritage of the X-Metal line while also incorporating an impressive arsenal of innovative design elements. Well done, Oakley.

Oak -
Frame: X-metal
Lens: Ruby Iridium

The release of the X-Squared marked the Return of the King for Oakley.

As Oakley's #1 marquee line (at least to collectors), the X-metals are the only sunglasses in the entire current lineup that still truly embodies the philosophy of cohesively blending art, science, technology and Oakley attitude. Starting back with the Romeo 2 however, the art and attitude aspects of the equation have dulled ever so slightly and eventually disappearing entirely with the Half-X. It is with great relief that all factors that make the X-metals unique have finally been revived in the X-Squared.

The most noticeable attribute of the XS is that it's the first squarish X-metal. Square orbitals normally would not work well with X-metals due to their far out, futuristic styling cues. But that's where part of the genius of the XS comes from. It takes typically fashion-oriented square lenses and morphs it into something that would fit well in another X-men movie. Borrowing successful design elements of the classic Juliet, the XS creates a form that truly sets it far apart from Oakley's current design approach. Given Oakley's current love of more mainstream aesthetics, the XS styling is refreshing.

The next thing I noticed was the earstems. The earstem on the XS is only a few millimetres shorter than the previous X-metals, but it's noticeable. The earstems are also a tad thinner and more sculpted than they have been in the past, and there is an ellipse logo carved out in the first third of the stem from the temple. Similar design cues can be found on some of the Wires, but this is the first time this has been seen on an X-metal.

The fit is wonderful. The orbitals are a work of art and would likely compliment most face structure and size. It's tighter than the other X-metals (partially because of the shortened earstems), but the fit will probably be great for most people. The weight is comparable to other full-framed X-metals, so it's a bit on the heavier side. However, it's just as comfortable as the Juliet, Penny or XX X-metal. The XS comes with replacement nosebombs for fine adjustments, but I've not seen any replacement templeshocks which may be a disappointment to some.

The customizers will love that you can probably interchange orbitals, nose bridges, and earstems (or so I've been told). For the wearers, you can tighten your own nose bridges (to a point). Little added conveniences such as these contribute to the already long list of benefits the XS provides.

There really isn't a whole lot of negatives to the XS. I guess if I were to be picky, I would say I wish they had included a completely overhauled aluminium X-metal case rather than the ballistic X-metal case it does come with. Or at the very least replace the X-metal badging at the top of the ballistic case with the new logo rather than the old one. I mean, they included a coin with the new logo, so it would make sense that an X-metal case would also include that logo. The included case is the weakest point of the XS offering, which speaks volumes about how great it is since most people find the ballistic case to be very cool.

Another negative is there's a wide range of batch variation for the Ruby Iridium lenses. I was hoping they'd master the art of making Ruby lenses but that doesn't seem to be the case. I've seen lenses that look like Fire Iridium to ones that look like +Red Iridium, with no tint being more common than the other. I can say that when you get a lens that is predominantly dark red (rather than orange or purple), the X-metal/Ruby combo is absolutely brilliant. Very Cyclops-like.

The XS has taken its sweet time making its way to Oakley fans, but the wait's been well worth it. While most other lines try to stomp Oakley into the mainstream mold, it's very exciting to see a product that demonstrates the old Oakley we've grown to know and love. It brings me back to a time when I need only see a small picture of a new frame to know and understand its brilliance rather than necessarily having to see it in person to make up my mind if I like it or not. Good memories from the height of Oakley's design renaissance.

There has been a great renewal of faith by fans because of this release, and Oakley deserves all the praise it gets for this achievement. Welcome back, X-metal.

Review dated: November 14, 2009

Wookieman -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Fire Iridium Polarized

A great addition to the X-Metal family. These fit my medium/large head like a glove. They are lightweight, durable, comfortable, and look great. They are everything an X-Metal is supposed to be.

Their only downfall is that, well they aren't the original Romeo or X-Metal XX. These two frames are by far my favorite from the X-Metal line, but since there are no polarized lens options, I have no use for them. The other members of the X-Metal line are simply too small with the exception of the Romeo 2.0. I'm not a fan of half frame X-Metals, so the X-Squared works best for me. I finally have an X-Metal that meets all of my needs.
85sskid -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium
I have been waiting to get these for a bit, and I finally did. I love the fit, and comfort. the arms seem to be a lot shorter than Juliet, which allow me to wear on my head for long periods of time. They also have a really unique and distinctive look, they scream Oakley. I bought it with Black Iridium lenses in plan to swap it out with something else in the future. Awesome addition to my X-Metal collection.
GoKool -
Frame: Polished Carbon
Lens: Black Polarized

I first saw the X Squared at HQ, and i had to have it! Pefect combo, polished carbon w/ blck iridium polarized. My favorite lens. The fit is similar to a juliet but has a fresh look w/ the squarish len cut. The quality is solid and worth every penny. I like the hammered earstems w/ the special "o" detail on it. I seem to wear these more than my juliets now. They seem a little snugger than juliets too.
ucdavisboy -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Ice

It’s really hard to follow up a masterpiece; hard to best what many might consider the pinnacle of something. For Oakley, that pinnacle and masterpiece is the Juliet-which many consider from an overall design/performance/aesthetic perspective to be the greatest sunglasses ever made. It’s the benchmark the company has been chasing (and failing to reach) for a decade…..until now.

The X Squared is incredible. The first time I put them on, I was blown away in a way I haven’t felt since the first time a pair of Juliets touched my face. In many regards I look at the X Squared as a “Juliet 2.0” because many of its unique design elements “fix” some annoyances I have with the Juliet which, while iconic and special, still feels like the 10 year old dinosaur it is. I have argued for years that Oakley should do a minor revision of the Juliet in a 2.0 form while still manufacturing the original…but so far they have not. For now, the X Squared is a worthy substitute that both evolves the existing X Metal heritage and stands alone enough to be distinctive.

First of all, the XS looks AWESOME on the face and I am still astounded how great these look on my face. I personally feel they look better on my face than the Juliet; I will have to wear both on back to back days for a few months to get a true read on that, but on first impression the XS just looks a little better in every way. The orbitals are the perfect sweep, cut and size: slightly above eyebrows, just enough above cheekbones even when laughing and they sweep back past the eyes perfectly. Oakley obviously did massive research on the male face when designing the XS. I put them on and they feel like an extension of my face vs. something on my face; they feel cool, substantial and rock solid. The look is aggressive and masculine…like you could take on the world; you feel good wearing these. Yes, they are heavy for a pair of sunglasses…but last I checked THAT WAS THE POINT OF OWNING AN X METAL. If featherweight is what you want, get something from the Jacket line.

As noted above, several aspects of the XS design improve on what I consider to be weak areas of the Juliet design. First off, the earstems have been shortened a little and redesigned to be less rounded so that the earsocks stay on and he ends don’t fry like they do on the Juliet. They also use an interesting design in the earstem that is, to my eye, nothing more than a slightly less extreme hammerstem vs. the Juliet hammerstem. This provides a better fit for those of us with medium heads because the earstem end doesn’t just arc back and INTO your skull; it arcs back, moves in at the hammerstem part and then lies flat on side of your head.

Second (and I know some will not appreciate this as I do), they have removed he rivets that go through the nosebridge. I know…many people love those rivets and so do I BUT the biggest issue with my Juliets is the loosening that I cannot fix myself. It’s a bit annoying to pay $300 plus for something and then having to ship them off for 2 or 3 weeks at $40 a pop just to get them tightened. With the XS, you can loosen and tighten yourself (and I already have) making them lower maintenance. I am curious what will happen in terms of loosening over time; the Juliet rivets are odd and I have never been able to figure out exactly how they tighten and why therefore they loosen. With the XS it’s clear they are using tiny T-screws which, from my experience in other uses, are pretty sturdy in most uses.

The pricing structure of the XS is on par with recent increases in the Juliet line (after the shift to Hydrophobic in Spring 2009). The Plasma/Ice I purchased retails for $350 with pricing topping out (as usual) with the Fire Polarized. Much has been made of the inclusion of a case and what a deal that is. I don’t personally see it as a deal. It’s nice not to have to go get a case, but I don’t think you are saving any money. Manufacturing costs for the XS are pretty close to that of the Juliet from what I can see and if you compare MSRP for the two, equivalent models for the XS are EXACTLY $25 more than the Juliet, which is the price of the included case.

If I have any quibbles with the XS, it’s not with the design but rather several aspects of the initial offerings for the model. First off, as always, I am not pleased that Oakley takes a year to offer replacement lenses. I know that they are trying to generate revenue on the first release, but one way or another you have to get a frame and, as in my case, I wanted the Ice and I wanted it in Polarized but I have to wait until probably late 2010 to purchase them. Secondly, the XS is little heavy on the Plasma frame color. I’m not a huge fan of any one frame type in the X Metal lines; all my X Metals have been Carbon or Plasma, but Polished is nice and with the XS you pay the upcharge for Fire Polarized…and get a Plasma frame vs. a Polished frame on the Juliets and that doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

Ultimately, the X Squared represents the return of Oakley to not only what it does best, but what made the company so cutting edge and beloved by its fans: edgy, innovative designs with undeniable functionality. It’s not a huge departure from its X Metal kin, but it’s new, unique and special enough to do what they did to me: cause you to HAVE to own a pair…and maybe more than one pair. Is it another Juliet? Not sure; it’s hard to dethrone a legend. I can say this though: the XS is really close…its right there. And I can’t think of any greater compliment than that.
Grove5074 -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Fire Iridium Polarized


These are the best X-Metals yet!! I was always disappointed that Oakley did not make a Polarized lens for the X-Metal XX and these are the answer. Although they fit more snugly than the XX, they provide even more lens coverage. The sculpted earstems are a nice touch as well. Very nice....
TERRORISM -
Frame: Polished Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Oakley was wise to include their latest X-Metal frame color in their newest X-Metal lineup. Polished Carbon is arguably the greatest frame color and matches any and all lens options available, while polarization adds to the desirability of this pair. Extended coverage via both the periphery and under the eye come standard with X Squared, and the familiar flex couplers and temple shocks provide a customized fit. After seeing this frame in person, you might just want to add a second pair to your collection for customization.

Oakley Doakley -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Fire Iridium Polarized

Pros: Optimal clarity, No glare, wow factor, sophisticated but head turner

Cons: a little on the pricey side

My wife let me get this for Father's Day... and what a gift indeed.

I chose this over another jacket-type Oakley's because I already had quite a few of those, and they were starting to look somewhat similar. These cost a little more than your average Oakley, but at least it looks the part as well.

What drew me to this pair are the facts that foremost, they draw attention for the RIGHT reasons. Some color combos that Oakley has, dare I admit it, commanded a little too much attention, and bordered on being "gaudy". Regarding looks, I chose these because the plasma frame looked substantial, and that fire lens is very eye-catchy from passersby. And once people look and examine the glasses, they are always impressed by it's build and quality.

Secondly, the fit and finish is 2nd to none... When these go on my head, I actually FEEL the $400 bucks on my head, you know? It's not plasticky or cheap feeling... it feels like it has some meat to it. It's heavier than the other pairs I own (I own 9 total), but it's in a good way. It is by no means too heavy for wear. The fit on the face is nice and snug too... I've only worn them for a max of 1 hour at a time each time, but during that time, there was no excess pinching or press.ing. They wrap my head quite well. The orbital frames protect from outside light.

Overall, I would recommend this pair because I feel it commands attention, but for the right reasons. They look AND feel expensive, the design and form are first rate and other people think it's one awesome pair of shades. The fit and wrap around my face is superb. On days that I feel sporty and loud, I wear my white chrome straight jackets or polished clear fuel cells. But on days I feel like being calm, cool, with a little bit of flair, I put these babies on. I was deciding between this and a pair of split jackets or Juliets or Jawbones. I am glad I chose these instead. Great job Oakley.
Neo17 -
Frame: X metal
Lens: ruby

Didn't like the ruby lens that much. It needs to be like the first gen ruby. Its my only hydrophobic lens that's why I cant replaced this with custom lenses. Despite that I still love it and perfect for the summer.

Nicely and snugly fit for my face. Oakley you have a winner here. Probably replace the Oakley Juliet.
Geoxyt -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Ruby

I was able to grab one of these new line x-metal for almost a year ago, and I could say its a very fine piece of eyewear.

One thing I love about the X Squared, is that in no longer have the rivet on the nose bridge, this would give me the chance of repairing it on my own when the time comes when I believe the eyewear is loose with in the Bridge. Though some X-Metal Fans would agree, the Juliet hold this rivets which surely is an aesthetic look when facing another person. For me the screws on the Nose Bridge of the X Squared is excellent.

Besides that, the all over look and feel of the X Squared is great. it has better wrap around coverage besides Juliet and my Romeo 1.0.

Rating it 5 out of 5, because I love it!
Tap Twist Snap -
Frame: X-Metal
Lens: Ruby Iridium

I ordered these recently and have been wearing them for the last couple of days. I am not one to change sunglasses lightly as I have only owned 3 pairs of of sunglasses in the last 19 years (all oakleys of course).Which I wear them pretty regularly. My previous pair were Crosshairs which have served me very well but after crushing them by kneeling on them twice last year they have never quite been the same. I have been looking for a new pair of Oakleys for about 6 months but nothing really caught my eye. All the Oakleys stocked in surf and sunglass shops in Australia seem to be pretty boring and I was after something distictly Oakley.

After having a look at the Oakley website I decided X-Squared with Ruby Iridium were just what I was after. After much ringing around on the phone the only place that had them was a local Oakley store for which they wanted more than the recommended retail price and probably for a pair that had been tried on 100 times before. I decided ordering online was my best option.

I was a little worried after reading here that the lenses might not be as red as I'd want them to be but upon opening my package I was presented with an absolutely stunning pair of ruby lense glasses. I have tried on Juliets in the past and found them a little tight so was slightly worried it would be the same with these and while they are not easy for me to just slip on but once on they are a very nice fit. They also feel like they sit closer to my eyes than what i am used to. I wouldn't call these negativs just something that comes along with wearing something new.

These are much sturdier than my crosshairs but don't feel all that much heavier. As I said before I was lucky with the lenses I got, where they are very red with only a very tiny bit of yellow showing up on certain angles more towards the edges. The frame is great and really makes these lenses stand out but finger prints can show up on the X-Metal at times.

I have only worn them out a couple of times but these certainly do grab attention and turn heads. Obviously not the glasses to get if you want to blend in. These also might not go with all colour clothing especially anything green. If your into dark clothes especially black then these will go really well.

Not alot more I can say after only having these for a short amount of time. No doubt these will last as long as all my previous Oakleys which are all still wearable. If anything changes I'll update my review.
lovemyjuliets -
Frame: Plasma, X-Metal
Lens: Fire Iridium Polarized,Black Iridium Polarized
lovemyjuliets -
Frame: Plasma, X-Metal
Lens: Fire Iridium Polarized,Black Iridium Polarized

Being a Juliet fan for over a decade, I absolutely loved the new X Squared. The new square lenses provid additonal coverage and give the the X Squared a more "aggressive" look in contrast with the Juliet's elegant look. Oakley designers did an outstanding job in transforming the X-Metal line to a more fashionable square lenses. However, unlike the classic Juliet, the X Squared does not seem to fit the Asian faces well. With a larger frame, the bottom of the frame is touching my cheeks uncomfortably. All of my Asian friends are having the same problem. This problem can easily be solved with a bigger nosebomb. Oakley, please consider to include 3 nosebomb sizes (small, medium, large) with the X Squares so folks like me (big face with flat nose) can enjoy these amazing sunglasses a lot more that we are now. However, that did not stop me from adding couple pairs to my Oakly collection :-)
Eric -
Frame: X Squared Plasma
Lens: Fire Iridium Polarized

Awesome sunglasses. Amazing clarity of lens. Really make things pop out.

I have a lot of sunglasses from all sorts of brands and these are far and away the best.

Only drawback is they are for more casual attire (they just don't go with a suit).
TigreKahuyan -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: OO Black Iridium Polarized

I was hesitant about this model but when I tried it on I was sold. The carbon finish on the frame is topnotch. Great texture and it feels solid. It's still heavy but a tad lighter than most X-Metals. The overall design of the frame is more modern for today's designs but still gives a hint of past Oakley design language especially the lines and contours. The earstems are shorter, but for my head it fits better than my Juliet. There's the iconic O icon at the temple and about 1/3 of the frame has an ellipse which I think is..(you guessed it)..another O icon!

This is my first Oakley with contrast and polarized lenses and I love it! I was choosing between the Black Iridium Polarized and the VR-28 Polarized but I wanted the Carbon frame so I chose this instead and wasn't disappointed about these after I tried it on. It's polarized but doesn't interfere much with my car's dashboard LCD's, but the polarization works! (I wonder how they managed to do it..well, i presume it's because it's an Oakley!). These is now one of my favorite lenses alongside my emerald and black iridium.

I think this model would be another classic alongside the legendary Juliet. The Juliet is still king, but this one might just be destined to be the heir to the throne. Kudos to Oakley.
Nick-O -
Frame: Polished
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

The X Metal XX and Juliet are like fine European race cars, while the X-Squared (XS) is like brute American muscle car. I am very happy to have both world magnificent styles.

The XS has better face contour so there is less sun light leaks from the sides and tops comparing to Juliet and XX.

I wish Oakley would design a "slim" form-fitting and "rigid" case so that I can slip it inside pants pocket like Ray Ban Aviator. Now if I'm not using it, I have to place it on my head, or on the back of my neck with collar shirt protecting the lens. The former way ended-up scratching the soft lens when I bumped-up hard objects. Great thing the frame is ultra strong.

Oakley should be able to produce hollow front frame in order to reduce the weight without sacrificing the strength since titanium is very strong alloy.

Though a tad heavier that Juliet and XX, it feels light and enjoyable to wear for long hours.

Though XS has strong bravado look, the Juliet and XX are still the #1 timeless work of art.
O4life -
Frame: xmetal
Lens:ruby
Even though these are square I was expecting them to look too much like my juliets but honestly I like them a lot more. I love these and cant wait to see what they come out with next
SpliceD -
Frame: Polished Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized

Another great pair in the X-Metal family. As far as fit goes on a larger face, they sit nicely between Juliets (snug) and X Metal XX (loose). Polished Carbon paired with the Black Iridium Polarized is a sleek color combo. A great pair to have in the rotation!
Troy -
Frame: Both Plasma and Polished
Lens: VR28 and Fire Iridium Polarized

I currently have the plasma frame with VR28 Black Iridium pol lenses and love this look. The VR28 is my favorite lens by far even though some think it isnt "dark" enough, it provides the perfect balance for me. I just recently sold my "polished" frames because I was never quite into the chrome look and quite honestly, was deceived by the stock photo and thought the polished was a black color. Either way they were solid frames as well, just not my style. I like the coverage the X-Squared give on my larger face over the juliets (which I also have and love). The X-Squared looks mean, feel very sturday and I love wearing them. If I had to give a con, it would be the ear stem ends that can be a little bit sharp if you dont use both hands to put these on. Still, worth the price tag.
Big Jim -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Clear

Just received my Custom Plasma/Clear RX X Squareds today and all i have to say so far is WOW...

I have googled far and wide and from what i can find, this is the only pair of these made to date. so from a collectors point of view, these are priceless.

First impressions, they look INSANE, have been getting stares off people all day long wearing these, have never had so much interest before in any of my other Oaks including Elites!

They are a little heavy yes, but have had them on for 5 hours now and they still don't really feel uncomfortable, don't have massive indentations in my nose or anything. They fit maybe a little tight, maybe a little pressure behind the ears but i'm sure they will give a little in time.

The plasma colour is just right, i think polished would have looked too bling and trashy, x metal would have just looked daft, and carbon would have looked like plastic.

Case is nice, packaging is nice, all round 5 stars for these bad boys, apart from attention grabbing, for that they get 6...!

Only minor complaints - these particular frames have been built using slightly larger than usual gaskets on the bottom edge of the lenses, i guess this is to do with the rx lenses, but they stick out ever so slightly and are noticeable. no big deal though. only other thing, have had these on just a few hours so far and already they seem to be loosening at the nose bridge. if this doesn't get any worse it won't be a problem, but if it keeps getting looser these will be going back to Oakley to get sorted. it may just be the normal amount of flex in the nose bushes but i could have sworn they were tight when i got them out of the box...
kevinsmith101 -
Frame: Carbon
Lens:Fire Iridium Polarised

Had these arrive at my house yesterday after finding someone on ebay that had several pairs and was willing to do the colour combo i wanted, they were brand new with origional packaging etc.

First impression was holy crap they look big! lense coverage is superior to the juliet and the weight difference is neglegible, i think as i have a slim face they look a little overbearing mainly as the earstems are shorter than juliets too so without ducati earsocks the fire lense on black it a little bright and "front heavy" for colour balance.

The earstems have tapered edges that are damn sharp and scratch when putting on and removing the shades, but the frame grips the skull like a dog grips its favorite bone!

With temple shocks i only had the spare red ducati 25's these made the grip even tighter to the point of being uncomfortabe.

From what seems like alot of moaning from a limey you may wonder "why the hell have you given them a 4" well.... the bottom line is as i walk through the town where i live i see some people wearing oakleys and even some of my friends have juliets but not a single soul so far has a pair of x squared let alone some in a different colour way, and even as i walked along with earphones in people looked as i passed and one guy realising i could not hear him simply approached me from behind tapped me on the shoulder so i would turn to face him, pointed at my x squared and gave a thumbs up before strolling off.

so if you have read my tale do not be put off owning these, they are pretty spectacular and although a little scratchy when you put them on, you will only put them on once a day because after that you will never want to take them off!
Neo17 -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Fire Polarized iridium

The combination of the Plasma frame and fire lens is stunning.
Head Turner! I love my x squareds (Plasma- Ice, Plasma - Fire, X metal - Dark Ruby (custom) and my polished -vr28)

These babies are loud and proud!
Neo17 -
Frame: Polished
Lens: VR28 polalired lens

Its loud and proud! I love this frame and lens (VR28) My first time to own and wear this type of len. Much better than my X metal X squared Ruby.

Definitely a must have sunglass
Neo17 -
Frame: Plasma
Lens: Ice

Ive been collecting X squared nowadays because so many people have already the Juliet which is the very common design of the X metal. If you want to be different from the juliet. This is the model for you.

It suits my med face and snugs perfectly. Not heavy as you think.
Kram B. -
Frame: Polished Chrome
Lens: Ice Polarized

I just recently purchased a pair of these shades. And i must admit, this is one piece of work. Oakley have revolutionized once again in its unending quest for innovation. Not that I beg to disagree. But I do have one reservation, the frame is quite heavy. and the nose bridge of my x squared is quite loose. instead of the traditional hex bolts, they are adjustable screws. kinda weird considering the images posted in the net are different. but i went over the shades, they are authentic (i hope)..and the end of the ear stems bend, not like the usual straight. i do hope these reservations will be justified in any way oakley can as i have put my faith in the company for over a decade. i have collected numerous models of oakleys (not bragging), and also its apparel and other stuff (not bragging again). please, if there is someone keen enough to answer my issue about this query, please enlighten me.
Brian -
Frame:
Lens:
I am thinking about purchasing a pair of X Squared polarized VR28 with prescription lens to wear everyday instead of a regular pair of eyeglasses. Any thoughts, or advise from anyone would be greatly appreciated >
jiveSEVEN -
Frame: All frames except Plasma/Ice
Lens:

Ahh the X Squared. I personally really love this frame. I am a big frogskins addict and appreciate the fact that they created an X Metal with a square frame. I also just love the feel and fit of this frame. I think it is a great successor to the Juliet, but will not reach the Juliet's status. Who is wearing X Metals nowadays? We don't have Brad Pitt or MJ to make them look as cool as they were back then...
JoseBayani -
Frame: 24k
Lens: Titanium iridium

Super item. Every one gives a nice complement to me whenever i wear this awesome piece of science from oakley. A true bling that can handle all the stress from anything. My serial number is 366/370. What's yours?
Pez -
Frame: Polished
Lens: VR28 Black iridium
Let me start by outlining the things that I don't like about the Juliets.
1st the earstems are rather dull with the exception of the hammerstems which are only on a few polished models.
2nd while the orbitals are far from the smallest I have seen from Oakley they also leave a lot to be desired. The downward portion of the Orbital is downright appalling. There is 0 coverage and quite a gap between my cheek and the bottom of the frame. Side to side the Juliets let a lot of light in the peripheral.
3rd the frame of the Juliet where the 'intake' port is gives you literally a blind spot on both sides. The frame is so large there that it blocks your view requiring you to move your head to see around it.
4th Juliets are not light, though I wouldn't call them heavy. The original Romeos were heavy, Juliets are just light enough that they don't bother me.


Now what makes the X-squareds BETTER THAN THE JULIETS? Earstems and overall styling, while obviously Oakley, are clearly a refinement over all other X-metals thus far. The earstems are incredibly slick! with the integrated "O" in the frame that wastes to dangerously thin before widening to accommodate the unobtainium. The rest of the frame is bold as hell. Great lines and 'outgrowths' (in lack of a better word) make the frame more than just a holster to the orbitals. The most genius thing about the frame though, is how it just gets out of the way. When wearing the X-metals everything about the frame just disappears. The outgrowths are invisible to the wearer. The intake port is absolutely invisible to the wearer, while looking so badass from the outside.


Next lets touch on the orbitals themselves... Complete and utter perfection. This is about as close to 100% coverage as you can get from any lens. All without looking ridiculous or derivative (like the XX x-metals) or without compromising fit (like Pitboss and many others that have large orbitals and terrible fit)

All in all these are the end game for me. Best Oakleys ever period. I say that without reserve. Yes they could be lighter, no their weight does not bother me. A+
NOD -
Frame: carbon squared x metal
Lens: Black Iridium

My sunglasses arrived today - I must say I'm very impressed. I bought my first pair of Oakley's (Straight Jackets) about 5 years ago - and I still Love them - they do every thing I wanted. But the lenses were well used and needed replaced so decided to treat myself to something new.

Bought a pair of Split Jackets - and was soO disappointed that I sent them back - the fit was poor and they felt cheap - DESPITE BEING £180

So I decided to hunt the Net and eBay for a pair of X Metal Squares. At last I found a pair of eBay at half price £150 - and went for it. They arrived today and what can I say. The fit is excellent almost as good as my straight jackets - I was worried they might be too large for my face - but they are not over powering like scapels/jawbones. Understandably not as light O matter frames but not notibly heavy.

My last oakley's had polarlized lenses with these been standard lenses I was concerened but I need not worry the clarity is outstanding but at least if I want go to replace the lenses I can for an extra £80.

So In conclusion, I would highly recommend the sunglasses if you can get them for the correct price - Oakley's RRP is on the high side. These are quality glasses - with some individuality. WELL WORTH IT!!
ruben -
oakley
Lens: Oakley, carbon polished, x- squared I got one from my wife's approval to get one. That what happens when you get married. Lol. I had mine since 2010. Well now its 2012, I want to go buy one for my wife and what do I find out. They don't make em anymore. Oakley vault in az had to order one from Washington state Oakley vault. The cool thing I only paid 350 final sale instead of $400.00 .I say its a definite collection.pass it on to your son when he grows up.
The_engineeer -
Frame: Polished
Lens: VR28 Black Iridium Polarized

Juliet Reloaded!
Got my XS yesterday, and simply can't stop admiring them. A truly amazing piece of art - if Michaelangelo had sculpted David with glasses, these are the shades he would have chosen... They correct every small flaw that the Juliet has, and fits perfectly on most head sizes. I have owned Pennys also and have a medium/small face, therefore I was concerned that the XS would be to big. However, they fit absolutely perfect and don't seem to be any wider than Juliet when worn. MUCH more coverage also, and the frame is almost invisible for the bearer.
To conclude: Oakley have finally given us a king to match our beloved queen Juliet!
gaz1980 -
Frame: Polished
Lens: VR28 Black iridium Polarized

These are heavy but wearable and are great looking sunglasses if you have a medium to big head but if you have a small head they offer good coverage but the bottom of the lens may touch your cheeks even with the big nose pads on and the small nose pads won't work as they'll sit too close to your face and your eyelashes and/or eyebrows will touch the lens and get oily marks on them. These do have spots where light can leak in and i find that you have to put them on slowly or slightly pull them open to get them on even with a small head. The number 15 t-shocks are too loose for a small head, the number 25 will be just right for most & number 50 will be too tight but it will open the frame up more so they won't touch your cheeks and light may leak in. Coverage is good at the expense of size as they are a big frame but i get more coverage from Half Jacket 2.0 with big nose pads or standard Half Jacket with small nosepads or Bottlecap with more comfort & a better fit. I wouldn't buy these for function but more for the fact that if i was a die hard XMETAL fan just to say i have a pair.
The VR28 lenses are not great in full sun with the sun in front of you or to the side as the glare is too much especially when driving it makes it hard to see. The contrast is nice and can take some getting used to and is soothing when you get used to it. It dulls any green and affect natural colour perception but is nice too look through.
pastor.elfstrom -
All models above.

Of all the X-metals, these come as number two, after Romeo.
They are really comfortable, very stylish, and the coverage is exellent!
To bad these were the last of the X-metals. I wonder what the next model would have been like...

These fit the larger head as well as the smaller, to a certain point.

The best looking ones, in my opinion, are the polished w VR28 Black Iridium Polarized and the 24K w Titanium Iridium Polarized.
Get a pair...you won't regret it!
supersharp -
Frame: Carbon
Lens: Black Iridium

This was the final X-Metal design, and a winner on all counts. It was the only X-Metal to use Torx screws instead of the "rivets" on the nose bridge, the only square shaped X-Metal, and the only one with the unique style of open ear stems. This style fits many faces quite well, and it had quite a short production run so it will be forever a keeper. This is my favorite frame next to the one that started it all, the Romeo. I guess you could say this is the Omega of the original X-Metal line.
kingphilbert -
Frame:
Lens:

Again with the great ideas. I would love to see Blue Translucent and Berry used more on the adult styles as well. Show me a Berry Monster Dog with a Bronze or Titanium lens and I would be all over it.
yoko -
Frame: Black
Lens: Blue Iridium

I agree with the postings here, a cool idea that they made a style for kids.

Got this for my year old daughter. Still big for her, the Half Pint fits more better. Also the frame is flimsier that the Half Pint.
sparra -
Frame: Black
Lens: Blue Iridium

I think it's a great idea that Oakley have a few smaller youth styles, that way children can get proper eye protection and the coolness of the O. Shame we haven't seen a new small design for a while now.
x-metalman -
Frame: Black
Lens: Blue Iridium
I am so going to get these for my son. I wish Oakley would implement the Black/Blue Iridium combo more often as it is a very nice looking combo.
oogie -
Frame: Black
Lens: Blue
I think the XS Fives is a great niche market, along the lines of the Half Pint, but probably more of the older kid to tween age. I think the styling of the HP is much better, and these XS Fives based on the Five 2.0 is just a bit blah. But cool colors, an overall winner.
filmetal -
Frame: Dark Amber
Lens: Bronze
It's good that oakley have provided a line of classes to cater kids and teens. However, like my daughther's comment, there should be more color choices and more frame design to choose from. For now, the XS Five fits her well but that that won't last long.

jumpman73 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Blue Iridium

Got to start the kids off right. Pretty nice shades. The wifey has a small head and this actually fits her pretty well. So its good for kids and for women with small heads.
Italianbarista -
Frame: Blue Translucent
Lens: Black Iridium

I gave these to my nephew when he was 3 months old as a Godfather gift! He's now 6 months old and already the coolest baby on the block! He's gonna be a ladies man!
ball5out -
Frame: dark amber
Lens: Rx
my 6 yr old son wears one for daily use. he never complained about it and dont even wanna take it off. On top of that, teachers, classmates and parents all compliment it just the fact that he's wearing Oakleys at such a young age
BullyVW -
Frame: Black
Lens: Blue Iridium
I got these for my nephew for Christmas. I love the fit and look on him. He's a bigger kid...larger face, but at age 10 they still look great on him. I would recommend them to anyone looking to get a younger kid or a smaller woman into Oakley sunglasses.
OAKLEY RAIDER -
Frame: Blue Translucent/Dark Amber
Lens: Blue Iridium/Bronze

I got my kids each a pair & they fit great. I didn't expect them to fit that good. They really seem to be really comfortable. For being 1 1/2 & 2 1/2 they take really good care of them. Normaly they would wear a least expensive brand. They wouldn't last a minute w/ them. The color combination of these match up great. The blue translucent/blue iridium & dark amber/bronze. I had to put the blue on blue together myself.
pastor.elfstrom -
My young daughter have two pairs, the Dark Amber/Bronze, and the Black/Blue Iridium. My son has the Black/Blue Iridium.
These really fit well! They will fit almost any child between 1½ and 10, i think. A really good buy for those who wants their kid to protect the eyes and look good!
Pat -
Frame: Carbon Fiber
Lens: Clear

I bought them early this year, but not really for the purpose they're intended for.
I use 'm as safety goggles. I work as a welder and fabricator, and I have to do alot of grinding and sanding.
These things are amazing with keeping crap out of my eyes. A good fit, but I should've gone with the regular sized ones. I have a smaller face and was afraid the normal ones would be too big and bulky, but they tend to be a little on the small side and the pinch my nose a little.
But can't blame goggles for that. Just a misjudgment on my behalf.
The lens has excellent clarity and never fogs up.
Love it, but I think I'll have to order me another one, just for the size.
Jonathan B -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: 24k

I got these because my Eye Jackets were broken and I wanted to spend some money on something expensive. These were my second pair and the second pair of DCJ ;)

I love this color scheme, even though it is very trendy. These glasses are comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and they also have the feature that I like of the disconnecting ear stem. The price is also fairly reasonable. 4/5, because I just don't take them for a 5, ya know?
kingphilbert -
Frame: Jet Black +
Lens: Ruby +

I remember when the rep first showed me these, FMJ with Ice. I had them in my hands, I tried them on, I couldn't get over they o-matter frame with Unobtainium nose bombs. They were so nice. The rep didn't have a name to give me though. I had thought they were some new Jacket, or an evolution of the Minute. I do remember them having the XX stamp on the nose bridge though (the Minute was the only other pair I had seen with the logo stamp there at the time).

This was also the first time seeing Fire and Ice, but I was never a fan of the FMJ frames. I had gone with Emerald/Gold for my first pair. First day we had them in stock they were mine. Another throw back to the Fuel Eye jacket in my mind. I eventually went through wearing FMJ/Fire, Jet Black/Ruby, Midnight/24K, Jet Black/Ice and FMJ/Ice. I kept the Jet Black with Ruby. It was nice to get an affordable Ruby lens, and as I had said in my Juliet review, these two style are almost twins. I had actually imagined the XX being released as a Dark FMJ with Ruby to more mimic the Juliet from X-men. I heard it so many times "why are the Juliet's from X-men $400?" I would just recommend the Ruby Twenty.

A great frame. Not flimsy and not rigid. The thin ear stems were awesome and the square (tea cup) lens was a good fit. When you look at this as an upgrade from the Fives it was like Oakley had made major advancements. A Frogskins with Ear socks and Nose Bombs was un-thought-of, and to fit with a wrap like a Jacket was an excellent plus. In my opinion these are the greatest Oakley's made for their O-Matter frames.
Wicks -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Ice

I love these glasses!! They are amazing. The ice lenses with jet black frames look great. My 2nd pair of Oakley's. Got them for $100 at Sunglass Hut. I take my twenty's everywhere I go. I can't go anywhere without them. They fit great!!
sparra -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Ice Iridium

I use my XX as a multi purpose glass - sports or casual, and it works really well, especially as the Ice iridium offers good contrast and light transmission in most conditions. They are extremely comfortable and offer a good fit, staying relatively close to the forehead. My FMJ has chipped slightly off the 'O' end of the ear stem despite my excellent care of them, but otherwise a cracking glass.
Bob P -
Frame: Black
Lens: Grey
One word. Bombproof. I have owned these glasses for over 6 years and they are still scratch free and in great shape. Oakley replaced one temple that broke when I shoved them into my computer bag in a travel induced rush.
ChadC -
Frame: Rootbeer, Midnight, FMJ 5.56, FMJ Red, Jet Black
Lens: VR28 Black, G30, Ice, Black, Fire

These glasses are great, one of my favorite frame designs. As you can see I have several pairs - 2 I had custom built - all of which are great, very durable and very worth the price.
LEX7 -
Frame:Crystal Black, Jet Black, Polished Aluminum
Lens:Fire Polarized, Ruby Iridium, Black Iridium

I like these glasses alot, I have 3 pairs and I find them one of the best oakleys for playing sport. They are very comfortable so they are great to wear for long periods of time. they fit me perfectly and they have very flexible arms so good for people with big heads and easy to take on and off. The unobtanium on the arms is great for grip during sport so they wont fly off during a game. The only thing is they are not the biggest of glasses in terms of lens size, they do not wraparound so they will let some sunlight in. As far as I can tell that is there only bad point.
JL -
Frame: Most of the FMJ's and the Jet Blacks, Crystal Black
Lens: Ice, Fire, Black, Emerald, G30, Black

What can I say, I really like Jet Black XXs for some reason and they tend to suit me the best of any Oakley Frames I had tried to date. The unobtanium on the arms and the nose is a great feature and you can use these for just about anything.

I was at one time committed on getting the entire FMJ line of XX's, had to give several away as gifts because i'd never find reason to wear all the ones I had bought. Probably my most favorite O-matter frame and highly reccommended to those of you reading out there!

Another bonus is that replacment earsock and lens kits can be bought seperately!
sargassum66 -
Frame: Burnt Orange Texas Longhorns
Lens: Black

These are great glasses. Not a football fan at all but the color is just amazing with the white earsocks and white o-temples
sargassum66 -
Frame: Evergreen Miami Hurricanes
Lens: Fire

The evergreen frames with the fire lenses are just awesome looking. The fire orange temples are also a great touch.
fullback -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Ruby

Simple design, nothing outstanding but I do like the thin ear-stems. Coverage is excellent. These glasses totally do not sit well on my face (I'm asian) but hey, what the heck. They look nice in my display case. If only they made larger nosebombs ...
idealoakley -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Ruby
These are one of my favorites. They look great. I don't know if there are generation colour differences with the XX RUBY but mine are dark red with lots of purple. They are dark enough to wear on super sunny days and light enough that you can get away with wearing them into the evening dusk hours.
idealoakley -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: FIRE
This in my opinion has got to be the greatest colour combo that OAKLEY has put out to date. These frames do not pick up the tiny nicks and scratches that others will. The lenses are very rich in colour. THey are the best lens for overly bright conditions and people constantly comment on the colour combo. Excellent eye coverage for people with medium to large heads.
idealoakley -
Frame: Midnight Blue
Lens: H.I. YELLOW
I use these for biking at night and darker days. I also use them at the shooting range as they brighten everything up a bit. My only complaint is the ghosting that occurs due to the lens coating. After a while of wearing them you sort of get used to this. They look pretty cool too!
UBERCHUCK -
Frame:Polished Black
Lens: Ruby Iridium

These are the perfect everyday pair. Very light and comfortable. Only Titanium frame Wires are better concerning weight. I do prefer a bronze based lens over the grey.
Plan-B -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized (replaced with Fire Polarized)

Frame: Polished Black
Lens: Ruby Iridium

I have 2 pairs of XXs. Since this isn't a lens review, I'm not going to get to involved with the differences in my lens choices though I really wish there was a Ruby Polarized option. That would be the ideal lens for me.

The XX is one of the few pairs of Oakleys I have that I feel were made specifically for my oddball head shape. I have a wide melon, but it's eye-to-ear depth is very short. The Romeo 2.0s fit me great but the ear stems stick out in the back. The Spikes have better wrap, but the Titanium frames have a major design flaw. These XXs only compete with Splice for the perfect width on me. The fact that you can get them with Ruby lenses and Red icons sealed the deal for me.

I originally bought the Black Polarized pair to keep in my car as a backup. That was before I started getting all type-A with my Oakleys and keeping them in the house instead. At the time, they were the least expensive polarized pair of Oakleys that fit me well. Like all O Matter frames, they're very lightweight. The material has enough flex (like Splice) to stay comfortable for all-day wearing. I have other O Matter frames (Canteen and Half Jacket come to mind) that don't flex much and are only comfortable to wear for about an hour at a time.

I plan on tracking down a 3rd pair of these. If I can get my hands on the black skull frames and stick a pair of Ruby lenses in them, I'd be a very happy camper.
Pez -
Frame: FMJ Silver
Lens: Ice Iridium
Got these 6-7 years ago and really liked them back then. I have slowly "grown out" of them. I can't help shaking the feeling that these are for the kids. Really flashy silver and blue. Plus they never really fit my face right. I don't know I guess I like the tint, but they sit on my shelf and never get used anymore.
lawrence -
Frame: Black Skull/jet black/jetblack
Lens: Black Ird/ice ird/black ird

i love the xx's i have a bigger head so minutes wont fit and straights are just a tad too large but xx's fit pefect.

i just recently bought the blk/blk and blk/ice, but i have had the skull/blk for about 3 years now and i do not not one complaint about them. i love them
TERRORISM -
Frame: Bloodskull
Lens: Black Iridium

My favorite Frogskins of all time, the Twenty lineup is sleek, smooth, and offers excellent coverage for average-sized profiles. The contours of the frame prevent light from leaking into the periphery for most faces, and the unobtainium earsocks and nosebombs ensure increased grip while maintaining comfort. The bloodskull on this particular pair greatly enhances the aesthetics, and the black iridium reduces blinding glare. My only wish for this pair would have been for polarization.
Scot -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Ice Iridium
Great for kicking around, but never fit all that well for sports. Not enough coverage against the sun and wind, and didn't fit tight enough. Great looks for casual, but nothing too flashy. FMJ finish seems to be holding up well, but they also haven't been worn much for sports.
dmc -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Emerald Iridium

Seemed to fit a larger face better than the Minutes. Timeless styling, fantastic variety, and indestructible build quality have been the main reasons why mine have seen daily duty for six years and counting.
BrianJ1888 -
Frame: any
Lens: any

My brother has these, and I must say that they are a solid choice for an everyday pair. Which is why they are one of the more commonly spotted Oakley models. Not much in the way of evolution with this model, which points to both a stellar initial design, and also a lack of improvement on the initial design. I'd have figured that adjustments similar to the Minute's durability improvements would've been made by now. Bonus points for a glut of color options though.
junfatt -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Fire Iridium

Cheap, light weight and extremely comfortable. You won't have the heavy metal feeling. They are very fit and very suitable for sport activities. They are also my very first pair, since then I fall in love with Oakley.
saturnine -
Frame: SI (Black frame)
Lens: SI (Grey lens)

These are very durable, thats why they are used by the military and law enforcement. They are better for small-medium size faces, if you have a large face you will see the rims and it will get very annoying after time. They are very comfortable/lightweight, and stay on your head while exercising.
topet -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Ice Iridium

XX is actually my first pair of glasses and the second one is a valve(Ducati), it's really really cool i love both of them, the style is great i really love OAKLEYs i think i'm obsessed with it from the very first time i saw it the name "OAKLEY" was stocked in my mind until now!! but the coating of the frame is getting darker i think its peeling off, i dont know why, damn..... but i still love them OAKLEY is the best in the universe!!! so i'm still going to give 3 for it!!!
LukePhillips -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Emerald Iridium

They dont fit as well as my Juliets, but thats to be expected in the $200ish price gap. They are very comfortable, good to wear just to relax in. The ear stems and nose bombs are green as well, which is good. With a silverish frame, any other color would just plain not look good. If I find another pair I like, I'd be tempted to pick them up.
LEX7 -
Frame:Black, Red Skull
Lens:Black Iridium

ive always wanted these but thought i had far too many of both twentys and straight jackets, but i saw these for a fantastic price and couldnt say no.
i love when oakley put graphics on the sides of glasses its just a shame it is not done more often and is mainly confined to the minute style.
black black combo with a bright red scatter skull,
can you say, BADASS!!!!!!!!
oogie -
Frame: Rootbeer
Lens: VR28 Pol

My first XX. I very solid member of the o-matter family. Nothing too flashy, but good basic styling. A good fit.
RangerK -
Frame: Emerald
Lens: Polarized black iridium (Customized)

Beautiful color frame. Downsides: My face smudges the top inside of the lens. The hinges lost their tightness quickly. light leaks in under the cheekbones.

I never wear them.

K
ford -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Ruby

When I first got into Oakley, all my friends were wearing Minutes. However, Minutes did not suit my face at all, so I held off. Then Oakley released the Twenty, which are very similar to Minutes. The change is the shape of the lens, which is stretched out from the temple to make these a much nicer looking pair of sunnies compared to the rakish, smaller Minutes.

I have had these sitting on my shelf in their box for about 2 and a half years. I used to like them but now I just can't get excited about the way they fit my face.

Design wise, these are a very benign model of Oakley. The subtleties however, lie in the way the ear stem connects with the orbital. Look at the way it has been designed. It would have taken Oakley a long time to get it so perfect.

These are nice sunglasses but if you were talking Oakleys, I have seen a lot better.
x-metalman -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Ruby Iridium
I was very happy to see these released. The Frogskins family needed to step things up a little. You get all the classic Oakley styling, an unbelieveable choice of color combinations and a great price. Can't go wrong.
banarno -
Frame: Orange
Lens: Black Iridium

Awesome style that suits just about anyone.
Huge range of colorways as well.
Nice and flexible,and very light,so excellent for any type of sports.
A superb all rounder.
filmetal -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: G30
I do not have intention of owning a pair of XX until good oppurtunity presented itself. I should have bought this a long time ago. It fits really good, wraps around the face and comfortable to use even for a long period. Being in a country with tropical climate, the G30 is a good lens to use specially during rainy season.
absolutmuah -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: ICE
Sweet pair of glasses.
i lusted over these for over a year before i was able to bring myself to shell out the cash for these babys... mmm i was a poor student back then.. still am but hey ... Oakleys are cool.
Great style, great lens.

TekDragon -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: 24K
These are very comfortable and I got them right when they came out, but now the midnight color seems a little boring to me. I'm thinking about trading/buying a FMJ Red pair because I love that color and it wasn't offered on too many glasses. Just a solid glass over all.
Tick -
Frame: Black/ Bloodskull
Lens: Black Iridium
Very comfortable & a nice conservative design but that Bloodskull sets these apart & says pure Oakley. Nosebombs make them feel better than the Straight Jackets but Earstems tend to get a little loose
Dcovert1 -
Frame: Black
Lens: Ruby
Very comfortable i love them they are one of my favs.
Dann -
Frame: Navy (Kentucky Collegiate)
Lens: Black Iridium

Got these for Christmas. I had intended to get XX's someday, but it really took a freebie to finally have them. The Collegiate line is a nice touch since those will only get rarer. XX's continue to be produced, but the College ones stopped production shortly after they were released, so it's nice to have a part of this short experiment.
LEX7 -
Frame:Electric Mustard
Lens:Fire Iridium

Probably the most stand up and take notice O-Matter combos there is. the super shiny gold of the Electric Mustard teamed with a fire lens equals this outrageous combo. This are very very difficult to find so if your a XX fan grab them if you can.
banarno -
Frame: Burgundy
Lens: Black Iridium

Comfortable,lightweight, robust and good clarity of optics.
A good all rounder. Styled for medium to large faces, these were released in 2000, and are still pretty cool and wearable today.
OakleyMonster -
Frame: Crystal Black
Lens: Fire Polarized

I have 3 pairs of these right now, and I've owned several others. These fit great on medium to large heads. I can wear both Juliets and Romeos confortably, and these fit me very well. For another reference point, Minutes are too small for me and Straight Jackets are a bit too big. Awesome coverage and styling. The way lower part of the orbital leading to the earstem is shaped, gives these an aggressive look with or without a bright colorway. The unobtanium nosebombs are great when you know you'll be sweating and obsolutely cannot lose your sunglasses.
Crystal black is amazing in this frame, and I love the goldenrod icons. Fire polarized is a fantastic and versatile lens. This color combo in getting hard to find, and can also be found with non-polarized fire lenses
TERRORISM -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: H.I. Yellow

As always, the design of the Twentys - both aesthetically and functionally - deserves accolades. The glasses combine a sleek, aerodynamic look with the functionality of a wraparound design, unobtainium earsocks and nosebombs, and iridium lens coatings to reduce glare. For this particular color combo, the contrast of the "Midnight" (dark blue) works very well with the H.I. Yellow lenses, and adds visual appeal. The lenses themselves actually brighten the environment, and would be best suited for low-light or possibly overcast conditions. Due to the limited use of the lenses, however, they only receive four skulls from TERRORISM.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Midnight
Lens: H.I. Blue

This color combination is great. The midnight frame goes real well with the H.I. Blue. I really like wearing these in any type of condition even though I think its better during overcast. This frame is very light weight and the eye coverage is excellent. They are very comfortable to wear.
jumpman73 -
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Ruby Iridium

I really am starting to like the jet black frame a lot more. It even looks better with the Ruby lens. These are a very comfortable pair to wear. They are very light weight and eye coverage is excellent. The Ruby/jet black combo looks awesome.
Ed -
Frame: Navy (Michigan)
Lens: Black Iridium

As far as Oakley goes, these are relatively plain and simple. The XX is certainly not extreme, but it is also far from what I'd consider conservative. I suppose for that reason I never really felt that I needed these until the Collegiate series came and went. As a Michigan alumnus and an Oakley fan, I figured I had to get these.

The frame has good balance of rigidity across the front and flexibility along the earstems. Unobtainium earsocks and nosebombs make these nice and grippy on your head. The overall lens shape complements a variety of face shapes and is much more forgiving style-wise than the elliptical Eye Jacket lenses.

The Navy frame color is painted onto white O-Matter, and it does get very thin where the frame has sharp edges (allowing the white to show through). I was surprised to see this, as I had never noticed it before on other painted frames. Not sure why Oakley chose Black Iridium for a Michigan colorway (24K would have been better and was available for the collegiate M-Frame), but at least the block M etching sets this pair apart from standard offerings.
Rachael Burrows -
Frame: polished black
Lens: Ruby Iridium

Honestly I just got mine but I can't live without them.....I'm going to a training camp and trackmeet in Florida in 2 11 days and I can't to try them out.....I love how bright the lenses are and the ruby gives them a nice touch as well as the ruby icons awesome!!
JereL -
Frame: Silver
Lens: ICE

Nice Design and VERY COOL color combination.i use this when i get tired of my Penny.only downside is the paint is chipping off.that's why im giving it a 4 out of 5
Catherine -
Frame: Emerald
Lens: Gold Iridium

I have loved these since the day I saw them in the display case. Frame color is like car flake paint! Beautiful!! Most comfortable pair of sunglasses I've owned...and I've got only Oakleys. They have prescription polarized lenses now. These have been through hell and still look wonderful! Dogs started to chew on them...but lost interest when nothing would break! 7 years old and still my daily pair. I love my Twentys!!!
TERRORISM -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Fire Iridium

One of the most popular and widely recognizable pairs of Oakleys ever, the FMJ 5.56/Fire Iridium Twentys are an instant classic! Super styling, excellent coverage, and a color combination that commands attention are all part of the package. Adding an FMJ frame for increased durability (and visual appeal) enhances this killer pair of shades even further. It would have been great if Oakley had released a polarized version, though.
TERRORISM -
Frame: Rootbeer
Lens: 24K Gold

Can a pair of shades be both subtle and flashy at the same time? Perhaps. The Rootbeer/24K Gold Twentys seem to fit that description exceptionally well. Although the Twenty design is relatively simple, it still incorporates enough curves to be considered somewhat agressive in appearance. Add a frame that's fairly simple in color (matte brown) and pair it with gorgeous gold icons and lenses and you have a visual masterpiece - both aesthetically and for looking through. This pair even inspired me to create the Brown/24K Gold Juliets!
TERRORISM -
Frame: Navy (Auburn)
Lens: Fire

Navy/Fire (Auburn University) represents a unique colorway to the Oakley Twenty collegiate lineup. Even though I'm not familiar with Auburn University, I don't care - these shades incorporate one of Oakley's greatest designs with one of their best color combos. The laser-etched insignia for Auburn University even graces the corner of the left lens, which adds a bit of appeal. If you collect Twentys, good luck trying to find a pair of these for your collection.

FishHead -
Frame: Black
Lens: Grey (SI)

Fit - for my asian face, this is a wonderful fit with it barely touching my cheeks when i smile. Very comfortable indeed. I like that is has unobotonium nosebombs, the newer models meant to replace this in USStandedIssue are the minutes and they aren't as comfy as the XX (the minutes fit smaller and don't have nosebombs)

Lens - grey lens and they are absolutely perfect as it fits in with the military uniform. I didn't get polarized because all the gauges in our aircraft are already polarized and this would offset the effects.

These were the first sunglasses I used in the military and they are still the first pair of oakleys I reach for when I go forward location (My unit is the most deployed aircraft in the military). They have been to hell and back. I LOVE these glasses.

I have some scratches on the lenses from years of wear and tear. Unfortunately, USStandardIssue does not offer replacement lenses for them so I have to go through oakley. However, oakley charges $50 for the lenses which is the price i paid for the frams and lenses in the first place!

It'd be nice if oakley brought these back because the minute 2.0 that is being issued isn't as nice as the XX
plutonium54 -
Frame:fmj5.56
Lens:fire iridium/ice iridium

They are definitely two of the best pairs that I've got,and a classic design from the o-matter series.Along with the minute and the new straight jacket,they make the most distinctive team of the golden era of oakley,back there in late 90's,early 00's.Their design is thin and elegant,and the color matching unobtainium on the earstems and the nosebombs(specially on the fmj/fire model), futher distinguishes them,and make theme stand out from all the rest.One thing that got me time to get used to,though,is the fire iridium lens,that was much different from whatever I'd been used to wear up to now,but I've already have appreciated it's tint,since it's a lens that can be worn even on very sunny,bright days too.They're really a great pair of sunglasses.As I already said,a true oakley classic!
Ian -
Frame: FMJ 5.56
Lens: Fire Iridium

They look nice enough. They have both nosebombs and earsocks. They should be a Jacket and not a Frogskin. Lineage be damned!
T-zilla -
Frame: Black
Lens: Ice Iridium

Indestructible. I have treated my XX's pretty rough over the years, and they never give up. I'm on my second pair of lenses (started with Grey, now Ice) and second pair of socks. The logo on the nose is almost entirely worn off, one of the silver 'O' logos on the temple is missing (It is red underneath, oddly), and the temples have been accidentally knocked off several times, but they still wear fine.

Currently my everyday wears since I lost my half jackets, but is is almost time to move the 'ol XX's back to second-string duty...although they will probably still see motorcycle duty.
LIEUTENANT -
Frame: Bronze
Lens: Titanium iridium polarized

These are good,and I mean really good!!!Incorporating the excellent bronze frame and the high end titanium iridium lenses,specially in the polarized version is something that you don't see from oakley very often.And that,alone,makes this pair very special.My biggest complaint with the past series of oakley was that the polarized versions were sort of left out.I mean,usually the non polarized models used to take all the great finishes,fmj etc,and the good colorways.Furthermore,the polarized versions were very limited compared to the overall volume of a model's colorways,and this can be specifically noticed with the minutes.Very few polarized models.However,in the case of the xx,we had some more,and this one is really great.I think it makes up for the lack of finishes on the other models.
The fit is good,but since I have some other editions of the xx,I noticed that they are somewhat loose on my head,compared to the rest.A batch problem perhaps?Certainly unexpected for a o-matter frame.The xx look is as always prevailing,and the bronze finish looks solid.The polarized titanium lenses can be used literally under any light circumstances,and in a strange way,they are brighter that their non polarized counterparts,something that is very unusual with the polarized lenses though.They certainly do quite a contrast with the bronze frame.THIS is the king of lenses!!!The perfect mirror effect.Simply a majestic pair of sunglasses,and I'm so glad I grabbed them as soon as I saw them.Grandeur!!!!!
Nas -
Frame: FMJ Red
Lens: Black Iridium


My first pair of Oakley's I bought at the Hong Kong airport back in 2002, wore them until 2006. Before these, I used to think Oakley's were kind of gimmicky and overpriced but as soon as i put them on in the sun they just felt right. I had them on my head pretty much all the time, if not being used as sunglasses I had them as a headband for my long hair.

After around four years the FMJ paint started to peel and people would point them out and laugh saying they were fake. I actually thought they looked even cooler with the peeling paint. I wish they still made these.
Graham -
Frame: FMJ and Jet Black
Lens: Ice and Ruby

Bought both these pairs at the same time. They're both great. I don't wear the jet black with the ruby lenses that often because they're really crazy and need to be worn at the right time. The FMJ with Ice is much more my style, however I tend to sway more towards wearing my Hatchets more than the XXs...
LIEUTENANT -
Frame: Fmj 5.56
Lens: Ice

Although they're certainly frogskins,they look like a jacket,and they definitely fit like a jacket.Since I was unlucky enough to not be able to wear the minutes,due to their scaled down size,I found comfort in these.Nice coverage,nice fit,nice colorway.One thing I like in the xx is the matching color unobtainium parts.These and the fire/emerald model which I hope to find are my favourites out of all the xx line.And the fmj makes it all better as usual.I strongly believe that the xx is the frogskin equivalent to minutes,for those that couldn't wear them,with the exception of the different lens shape of course.
LIEUTENANT -
The xx sunglasses had the famous black boxes with the image of each model displayed on top of them.Of course these were the best boxes ever,and the wonderful twenty's are no exception.A really nice close up of them is displayed,and the twenty logo makes the offering more attractive.In fact,the box is wrapped on its side with the ribbon displaying the frame of the twentys.and not just a sticker with the specific model's sku and serial number.A really nice,timeless,evergreen box,and I really think that no one would blame oakley if they still had them in production.Wonderful as the twenty's themselves.
Andrei Pereira Pernambuco -
Good Afternoon!

My name is Andrei and I live in Brazil. I would like to purchase the nosepeaces earsock kit for the model of sunglasses Oakley X Metal XX Black Iridium. You have this kit for sale? It would be possible to send to Brazil?
I look back ...

Andrei Pereira Pernambuco
skull.jacket -
Not a whole lot to say about this kit, except that it is Unobtanium, and that pretty much means it's awesome ... as long as you can get the earsocks on the earstems!!!

This is a kit and comes with two earsocks and two nosebombs. While I am not aware if Oakley still does this on new frames, the Split Jacket / Racing Jacket kits are split between Earsocks and nosebombs. I bought this kit for $10 each and included the four pieces. Compared to $10 for each earsock and nosebomb kit on the Split/Racing, I am kinda missing the good 'ol days.

First time I tried this with a new kit, I got a blister on my finger from twisting so much. Earsocks are usually cumbersome to put on but this one felt like I was going to break the frame. Eventually I figured out that 1) let the pieces sit in the warmest water the sink can put out 2) occasionally knead the earsocks to soften them up a bit 3) get a q-tip damp (just damp) with baby oil and run it through each earsock tip to tip. 4) they slide on pretty easy.

I have only owned black, goldenrod and rootbeer earsocks, but I am guessing there is two different types based on color. The black and goldenrod are solidly opaque and only get sticky when they becomes old and worn. The rootbeer, on the other hand, seems to be a touch sticky even when new or nearly new. I am wondering if this has to do with the semi-transparent formula of the rootbeer.

The nosebombs gave me no such trouble. Althought I am partial to removing each bomb from top to bottom off their hooks and installing the new bomb bottom to top. Going bottom up seems less likely I might bend or break a nosebomb hook; even if I am not, still don't want to risk it.

This also constitutes the last of the "old school" Oakley's as the 'Made In USA' is written on the earsock instead of the actual frame.
american image -
at the start , you will spot a lot of X-treme athletes, both BMX and FMX, the dive with the corvette was by far the best part of the movie, Didn't see the icon backpack . have to watch it again
( Tony Hawk even had some lines in the movie )
the_real_deal -
that part was when he broke into the mansion and was under ground ... also seen prior to that as he climbed the mountain to sneek in.
switchblade5984 -
i didnt catch tha backpack either however i did liuke the movie!
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