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Old 10-25-12, 11:31 AM   #1
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Help with Oakley sunglasses

Hey guys,

I'm in market for some Oakleys and will be needing prescription lenses. Can anyone recommend me good pair with removeable straps and that can have prescription. Also does anyone know if the PRO M FRAME® SLASH® STRAP KIT from Oakley is compatible with any of their sports glasses?

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Old 10-26-12, 06:52 AM   #2
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are you looking for wraparounds, like the m frame or two lenses?
Just browsing the site would problably be your best start.
If you want my 2 cents on oakleys, I didn't like my m-frames, because they fog up if i wear something to cover my face when it's cold. I have an older pair of half jackets that i love, but they don't look like they'd take to straps like my m frames would(my m's have a hole near the end of the arm where you can actually clip the straps to.)
http://www.oakley.com/store/products...s/prescription

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are you looking for wraparounds, like the m frame or two lenses?
Just browsing the site would problably be your best start.
If you want my 2 cents on oakleys, I didn't like my m-frames, because they fog up if i wear something to cover my face when it's cold. I have an older pair of half jackets that i love, but they don't look like they'd take to straps like my m frames would(my m's have a hole near the end of the arm where you can actually clip the straps to.)
http://www.oakley.com/store/products...s/prescription
OK so I'm curious. I have three pairs of Pro M frames myself and none of them have holes in the arms to clip anything on to. In fact, as far as I know - the only strap made by Oakley is a rubber that push fits over the ends of the arms. I've also used mine for spring skiing with no fogging issues whatsoever.

So what model do you have and are you sure you have Oakley's and not just a very convincing imitation? There are lots of those around.

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Old 11-02-12, 11:16 AM   #4
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i have the military oakley frames...
https://secure.usstandardissue.com/P...tail.cfm?id=10
I've seen the standard m frames with holes as well, maybe those are military as well. I guess i'm just ignorant when it comes to the oakley strapping method and thought that was how it was done. Sorry!

different frames aside, my problem with the lenses i have (the strike i believe, which is a direct fit to the regular m frames) is they actually seal up really well with my cheekbone, so there isn't too much ventilation in there for condensation to disperse. In addition, i typically wear a face mask or scarf when im out because its freaking cold here, so my breathing gets vented to right under the glasses. with the half jackets, especially the regular lenses and not the xls, the venting is great and the mask doesn't affect the ventilation at all. the new radarlock sunglasses they came out with look like they might help because of the venting near the top.

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i have the military oakley frames...
https://secure.usstandardissue.com/P...tail.cfm?id=10
I've seen the standard m frames with holes as well, maybe those are military as well. I guess i'm just ignorant when it comes to the oakley strapping method and thought that was how it was done. Sorry!

different frames aside, my problem with the lenses i have (the strike i believe, which is a direct fit to the regular m frames) is they actually seal up really well with my cheekbone, so there isn't too much ventilation in there for condensation to disperse. In addition, i typically wear a face mask or scarf when im out because its freaking cold here, so my breathing gets vented to right under the glasses. with the half jackets, especially the regular lenses and not the xls, the venting is great and the mask doesn't affect the ventilation at all. the new radarlock sunglasses they came out with look like they might help because of the venting near the top.
LOL - No fair! You've got access to some pretty cool stuff that I haven't even seen in the distributers catalogs here! Never seen that kind of strap on any of the regular Pro M frames (nonfolding) or the folding M frames here myself.

I did see several different lens designs including several vented models likely to help deal with exactly the situation you're describing. The selection of lenses I picked myself don't actually contact the cheek bones and as face coverage I use a neoprene balaclava or face mask which may deal with moisture differently than a scarf would. Are those available where you are? Some specialty ski shops should carry them. During the winter I use the Oakley / balaclava combo with a downhill ski helmet. Tried goggles but that just gets too warm.

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I did see several different lens designs including several vented models likely to help deal with exactly the situation you're describing. The selection of lenses I picked myself don't actually contact the cheek bones and as face coverage I use a neoprene balaclava or face mask which may deal with moisture differently than a scarf would. Are those available where you are? Some specialty ski shops should carry them. During the winter I use the Oakley / balaclava combo with a downhill ski helmet. Tried goggles but that just gets too warm.
I think it's best to get in the shop and try the different lenses out, i have one hybrid lens and that's better but I would rather have the full face coverage for other reasons. The heater looks like it would be even more venting than the other two. As for my mask (i know it's O/T, but...) my main problem is just covering my nose. since it has to ride so high up on my face, it has to vent into my glasses. i've got a sweet wool balaclava that's super warm but it has the same issue and i look like your typical 80's movie terrorist. it honestly isn't too big of an issue for me on my actual riding, If it's sunny enough to wear sunglasses i dont need the mask, and if it's cold/rainy enough, then i don't need the glasses for bug/sun protection. Just putting the information out to the OP in case his conditions are different than mine.
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I recommend Oakley Juliets. They are not cheap, but they will probably be the last pair of sunglasses you will have to buy. I have been wearing Oakleys since 1989, and have tried out most of their models over that time. I got my current Juliets in 1998, and they are still going strong today. Every few years I send them back to Oakley, and they send them back to me like new.
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You may want to look into the Oakley Jawbone or Split Jacket. Interchangeable lens system with lens options that do have vents which will help with fogging. The Jawbones are for big faces, Split Jackets fitting smaller faces. You would have to use slip on straps on the end of the ear stems.
I have 10 pairs of Oakley's, I'm kind of an Oakley glasses geek, and typically ride my bicycle and motorcycle with a pair Hi-Jinx with transition lenses that are prescription. They are large framed glasses that offer a lot of protection but are a little heavy so not for everyone. The transition lenses are great outdoors but don't transition from clear to smoke behind car windshields or helmet visors that block UV rays.
A tip for not paying too much is buy the glasses from OakleyVault and then take them to your Optometrist to have them send into Oakley for your Rx lenses if they will. The Vault typically sells close outs and discontinued glasses at about half the price of the original retail. You will want to make sure that the frames accept Rx lenses before you go this route. You can also go to a Sunglass Hut to try them on and then order the glasses directly through your Optometrist. You're medical insurance may help reduce some of the cost of the frames as well as the Rx lenses.
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