Oakley Flak Jacket Sunglasses

$150.00 - $210.00

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Oakley Flak Jacket Sunglasses

While the Oakley Flak Jacket might resemble the popular Half Jacket designs, there's more to the innovations than a redesigned frame. The Flak Jacket represents a new generation of Oakley sport eyewear performance. The interchangeable lenses have a permanent hydrophobic lens that repels skin oil, rain and sweat to optimize optical performance. The lenses also resist smudges and clean easier than previous eyewear, making the design better suited to endurance sports and extended climbing and backpacking. While some people found the Flak Jacket lenses easier to change than the Half Jackets, it's all really a matter of getting used to changing lenses. Like learning anything new, changing the lenses the first time around takes an extra moment or two. After that you can swap out lenses in a few moments and quickly adapt to new light conditions. Like the Oakley Half Jackets, the Flak Jacket has a featherweight O Matter frame with Unobtainium earsocks, and the proven three-point fit. Unobtainium tends to grip more when wet, so you don't have to worry about your Flak Jackets giving you the slip before you reach the finish line.

  • Distinctly contoured and lightweight O Matter® frame
  • New interchangeable Plutonite® lenses exceed ANSI Z87.1 standards for optical performance and have a special hydrophobic finish that resists moisture and skin oils
  • Sized to fit medium to large faces
  • All Oakley lenses block 100% of UVA, UVB and UVC rays (plus blue light)
  • Unobtainium® grips at nose and ear stems increase grip when damp
  • Patented XYZ Optics® design
  • Note: The last time we checked Oakley's polarized lenses had a wider width than other non-polarized lenses, so don't interchange these two lens types on the same frame
  • Specially woven, electro-static storage bag included

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5 Star Rating


5 Stars Slavenya - January 9 2012

Flak Jacket Sunglasses
Those sunglasses are good. I had 2 pairs of different Oakleys sunglassed before this pair and you can't compare them. This one has by far more superior performance and coolness factor. I used one on my GR5 trip and lost a pair. So I returned to states and bite it with another pair. Please make sure you go with polarized option for lenses.

5 Stars Kelisidina - December 14 2011

These shades are the best!
I like to use my glasses when I am doing sports. They fit very well on the head, and they are very light. I have used them while cross country skiing, running, cycling and down hill skiing. I absolutely love them. Now I can't even remember how I managed before i got them.

5 Stars SavMike - November 21 2011

Excellent. Comfortable. Looks great. Great protection from glare and excellent visibility as one would expect from Oakley. Exchangeable lenses is a big plus. My teenage son keeps taking them and at some point i'll possibly get him a pair.

5 Stars NITTISTER - October 10 2011

After using the same sunglasses (Oakley Wires) for the past 10 or so years I thought it was time to update. I have a prescription, and contacts were out, so I was on the lookout for some prescription sunglasses that I could wear for riding and running as well as for general day-to-day use. Being very particular about my sight (or lack thereof), I was fastidious about my choice and checked out nearly every available option. In the end, I chose the all black Flak Jacket XLJ with a grey lens. I've had these since Christmas 07 and I couldn't be happier. The fit and comfort is great and along with the light weight I don't feel them at all whilst riding or running. Visual clarity is great and there is no distortion at any point on the lens, a real bonus for a prescription lens. There is a lot of choice when it comes to lens colour and ultimately I would have loved a Transition lens in persimmon but unfortunately they don't make those for prescription (would have been absolutely perfect for MTBing) so settled on the grey lens instead. I'm still very happy with the finished product. My only issues is that they do have a tendency to fog up, especially in wet/cold conditions and that replacement lenses cost a bomb . I guess that's what you get for needing prescription lenses! Overall they are pretty pricey, especially if you need a prescription lens, however I would thoroughly recommend them as the strengths far outweigh the weaknesses.

5 Stars SteveinBend - March 20 2011

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Can't say enough about Oakley quality. I use these sunglasses for early morning runs or a sunny afternoon ski. They are light weight, don't fog even in the cold weather. With the interchangeable lens option they can fit your most specific outdoor needs. I liked them so much I ordered a pair of prescription lens so I can wear them when I'm not wearing my contacts.

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