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Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ

Old 10-21-10, 04:09 PM
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Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ

Today I ordered a pair of Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ with perception lens. I got tired of not being able to see my garmin.

I have always bought cheap sunglasses and the glare has started to really bother me. I have been pricing Oakley on line and today I was at my eye doctor and saw that I could order then through their office cheaper than I could buy on line, so I order a pair today.

I could give a hundred reason why I bought the glasses and most of them would be true, but the facts are I thought they looked cool.

Can't wait to ride with them.

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I have two pairs of Flaks, both with xlj lenses. Great glasses, though not my number one choice for on-the-bike use. Not that they're bad, but I have others that are a bit better as riding glasses. They are much better than Jawbones on the bike, however. Just my opinion.

edit...a pic to show off my Oakley fetish

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Can you get the Jawbone with perception lens? I was told you could not. But I think the clerk could have been wrong.

What glasses do you like for riding?

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Originally Posted by Namenda View Post
I have two pairs of Flaks, both with xlj lenses. Great glasses, though not my number one choice for on-the-bike use. Not that they're bad, but I have others that are a bit better as riding glasses. They are much better than Jawbones on the bike, however. Just my opinion.

edit...a pic to show off my Oakley fetish

I just bought those same oakley reading glasses in the front of your photo.
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I think my uhh, fetish would put yours to shame. I won't mention how many pairs I have, but I do have one of those metal Oakley display cases to store ALL of them in. Anyway, you keep saying "perception" lenses....do you mean photochromatic, or transitions? If so, then yes. You can get a couple of the transitions lenses in the Jawbone. Check the O site and you'll find a number of options.
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I have the xlj and love them.

I initially wanted the jawbones, but they were too big for my face. Another big bonus is the lack of a bottom frame on the glasses, so they are great for golf as well.

Fantastic optics.
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Originally Posted by ETC12 View Post
I think my uhh, fetish would put yours to shame. I won't mention how many pairs I have, but I do have one of those metal Oakley display cases to store ALL of them in. Anyway, you keep saying "perception" lenses....do you mean photochromatic, or transitions? If so, then yes. You can get a couple of the transitions lenses in the Jawbone. Check the O site and you'll find a number of options.
Yeah, I was glad to read this! I also have more Oakley Flak Jackets than I'd like to admit. I bought a pair for my son early last year, and when I got back into cycling, I tried them out and flat-out loved them. I've always been a big fan of Maui Jims, but for riding it's the Oakleys. The optics are amazing, and as much as I wanted to think that HDO stuff was just marketing crap, it does seem to limit the smudging, fingerprints, water marks, etc.

I tried on the Jawbones and liked the way they felt, but just didn't like the way they looked on me.

FYI, all of my Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ lens are either polarized or transitions (except for a pair of High Persimmons which I hardly use anymore due to getting Transitions). Even with the polarized lens I don't have an issue reading my Gamin Edge 500's screen. It might just be how it's mounted/the angle. YMMV
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
I just bought those same oakley reading glasses in the front of your photo.
Those are my Rx glasses. Bottle Rocket frames. Not old enough for reading glasses...yet.
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Originally Posted by ETC12 View Post
I think my uhh, fetish would put yours to shame. I won't mention how many pairs I have, but I do have one of those metal Oakley display cases to store ALL of them in. Anyway, you keep saying "perception" lenses....do you mean photochromatic, or transitions? If so, then yes. You can get a couple of the transitions lenses in the Jawbone. Check the O site and you'll find a number of options.
If you need a display case for your Oakley collection, you might have a problem.

Not that that's a bad thing, mind you. Better than collecting Hummels, or something.
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