Trying to decide between the Oakley Half Jacket XLJ and the Rudy Project Rydon.
Both seem to have pro's and con's, but without actually having any store that sells both, it is very hard to compare. These will be used in the daytime, on the road.
Rudy Project Pro's...
The Oakley hinges seem downright cheap and flimsy(press fit vs. screws top and bottom)
The Oakley has non adjustable nosepiece vs. fully adjustable.
The Oakley has non adjustable earpiece vs. FULLY adjustable.(you can bend them in a knot if you wanted to)
Better ventilation from fogging on the Rudy.
Warranty appears to be 3 years on frames with a $14.95 fee for lens replacement if scratched vs. no real implied warranty for the Oakleys.
Rudy Project Con's....
Higher priced ($125 vs. $100 non polarized versions)
MUCH harder to find in a store (basically just in exclusive bike stores)
Somewhat unknown company other than in the bicycle world.
MUCH harder to find replacement lenses in different colors from let's say Ebay.
Can't speak as to optics clarity, because I haven't tried them together, but everyone say's Oakley's have the best clarity out there.(they do seem very clear) True or not?
Anyone have any REAL WORLD experience with the Rudy's?