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Oakley flight jacket owners - question for you

Old 06-11-20, 02:45 PM
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Oakley flight jacket owners - question for you

Guys - I'm confused about the different colors. I'm primarily purchasing to get better clarity on NYC streets and avoiding potholes. Do all 3 colors meet my requirements or one color does better than the other? Also, do all these block blue light?

Matt Black/Prizm Road (this is the pink one)
Matt Black/Prizm Road Black (I prefer this one as it has more of a neutral look but unsure if it provides the same clarity as the pink one)
Matte Fog/Prizm Road
Matte Fog/Prizm Road Jade

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Old 06-11-20, 04:25 PM
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I can't speak specifically to that model of glasses, but the lenses are the same throughout the Oakley models. The difference between the different lenses is the light transmission level. They are all based upon the rose-tint color Oakley use. The Road Black is the darkest lens at 11%, which is comparable to their standard Iridium lenses in darkness. The Road Jade is in the middle at 15%. The standard Road is the lightest at 20%.
What would help make your decision is the weather and locations you ride in. If you're riding in open sunny areas, the Road Blacks would be the most comfortable as they block the most light. If you're riding in NYC in the rain, you'd likely want the standard Road lenses. This is also majorly personal preference. I have light sensitive eyes, so I typically get the darker lenses so avoid having the squints all the time, but if a rain storm is coming in, this can be a disadvantage.
The only other factor is the outside reflection on the lens. The Road Black lenses are well, black. The Jade lenses reflect green/purple, and the standard Road a reddish/orange. So if color is important to you, that may sway your decision making.
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Old 06-11-20, 07:44 PM
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I wear Flight Jackets and Jawbreakers with Prizm Road and Prizm Road Black lenses every day. If you need one lense, the standard Prizm Road lenses are an epic all around choice. You wont regret them for an all around choice. I live in FL, so the darker Prizm Road Black comes in Handy. Im yet to try the Jade, but I will soon. Any of the Prizm lenses are going to be incredible. Good Luck.
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I have several pair of Oakleys but all of them have optics from Revent. The prices are such that you can try a set out and not be hurting too bad if they don't work.

https://www.revantoptics.com
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Huh. I didn't know that there were now additional Prizm Road variations. I got mine when there was only the bog standard version, but I really like them. Yes, they could be a little darker, but I think that they deal well with the many transitions between open/shaded conditions on my rides. That said, I'll check out the new ones, too.
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Is this the standard road you prefer to?

Also, is there any other brand I should try that has a better bang for the buck like TIfosi or these Oakleys are a class apart?


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Is this the standard road you prefer [refer] to?
Looks like it.

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Also, is there any other brand I should try that has a better bang for the buck like TIfosi or these Oakleys are a class apart?
YMMV. You'll have to try them yourself and decide on the value proposition.
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btw, with this road lens, does the road appear to be pinkish?
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I have a pair of Oakley Radar EV's with Prizm lenses. My previous sunnies were Oakley Flak Jackets with polarized lenses. To be honest I do not see much difference between the two when it comes to light transmission. I went with the Prizm lenses because I bought in to the hype on the Oakley website.
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btw, with this road lens, does the road appear to be pinkish?
The Road Prizm lens has a slight rose color(to increase contrast). It's noticeable when you first put them on, but after a few minutes of use the color appears more neutral.
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Originally Posted by Mattyb13 View Post
I wear Flight Jackets and Jawbreakers with Prizm Road and Prizm Road Black lenses every day. If you need one lense, the standard Prizm Road lenses are an epic all around choice. You wont regret them for an all around choice. I live in FL, so the darker Prizm Road Black comes in Handy. Im yet to try the Jade, but I will soon. Any of the Prizm lenses are going to be incredible. Good Luck.
I concur with this statement, as I also have jawbreakers and flight jackets, however, having used the Prizm road lens on my jawbreakers, and getting the photo chromatic lens.... I have found myself using the photo chromatic most of the time, as they adjust according to the ambient lighting. The prizms give you great contrast, and clarity, the photo chromatic in my opinion is a better all rounder.
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
I have a pair of Oakley Radar EV's with Prizm lenses. My previous sunnies were Oakley Flak Jackets with polarized lenses. To be honest I do not see much difference between the two when it comes to light transmission. I went with the Prizm lenses because I bought in to the hype on the Oakley website.
Certain computer screens are difficult to see with polarized sunglasses. The Prizm Roads are not very dark. I have some Jades, I think, that are much darker.
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Old 06-13-20, 08:58 PM
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That’s what I wear with the road lenses.
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I just bought mine and the glasses are hanging on the nose and not touching the face. Is that how it should be? I do have the nose clip inserted in and not in the out position but still not the perfect fit. Do I need to buy another kind of nose tip?
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