Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Sunglasses

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Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Sunglasses

Do you see shades of the Half Jacket XLJ in these Flak Jacket XLJs? At a glance the contoured Flak Jacket frame seems to be the only significant difference, but the Flak Jacket XLJ represents a new generation of 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 XLJ 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. The XLJ lens design offers more vertical sweep or coverage than the standard Flak Jacket designs, an essential feature for athletes with larger faces or those who tend to watch their foot placement more than others. Like the Oakley Half Jackets, the Flak Jacket XLJ 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 Jacket XLJs 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
  • XLJ lenses offer more vertical eye coverage than standard Flak Jacket lenses
  • 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

Purchase the Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Sunglasses from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.

5 Star Rating


5 Stars Slavenya - January 20 2012

The best sunglasses for active sports
My review refer to polarized version since I use only polarized lenses. Just perfect sunglasses. If you need sunglasses for sport just go and get one. In fact I owned 3 pair of those - I lost my first pair on GR5 trip in Europe - so I come back to US upset and immediately ordered another one - sigh, what you can do - but there are so great that I went ahead and ordered another pair for my wife as well. When slightly expensive but you get what you pay for: beautifully crafted and engineered piece of sunware from the company that stand for their products. If I will need another pair - I will not hesitate for a second.

5 Stars Cdeeck - December 26 2011

The best golfing sunglasses ever!!!!! I bought these for my husband and he loves them! I bought them in white :)He says they fit great and no obstructions when looking down when teeing off

5 Stars Djacobs - September 18 2011

Better coverage than non-XLJ version. But
I prefer the black frame and lense regular flak jackets appearance wise. I'm going to try the polarized Oakley bottlecap model not bottlecap XL version. The non-XL version bottlecap is almost identical to Flak Jacket but cheaper for polarized lenses. Plus, there's no rubber to ruin long term like the Flak Jackets.

5 Stars - September 15 2011

Sunglasses for your active lifestyle...
I recently bought a pair of Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ sunglasses from Altrec. As always, Altrec had what I wanted in stock and shipped trouble free! I bought these Flak Jackets for my wife as she has become an avid runner and wanted a pair of sunglasses/eye protection for those long, sunny, windy days. We opted for the XLJ lenses as they are smaller and fit her small / Asian face a lot better. The larger lens would sit on her cheek which really bothered her, but these XLJ lens solves the problem. The Flak Jackets seem to have a little give as they dont feel like they are squeezing your head in. So if youre looking for some cool looking, active lifestyle sunglasses. The Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ is the way to go!

5 Stars AltrecShopper - July 7 2011

Flak Jacket XLJ a wise purchase
I wanted a pair of sunglasses that provided a lot of eye coverage. Many lenses are wrap types, but do not have much vertical width. The XLJ are what I needed. The optics are crystal clear. I find my eyes are relaxed and open, you don't have to squint. The XLJ is very restful to wear whether you are biking or driving. This is my first pair of Oakley eyewear, but I am so impressed that I now have my wife looking for a pair as well.

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