Oakley Prescription Lenses Reviewed

Grant Williams has very kindly reviewed his Oakley Prescription sunglasses. Here’s what he had to say about his prescription Oakley Field Jackets!

For more than a decade I have combined various Oakley glasses with contact lenses for cycling driving and skiing. I thought this was the optimum combination, until deciding to try a prescription lens, initially for road cycling.

 

Road Cycling
The weather called for socially distant rides!

My positive experience of Oakley eyewear prompted a desire to buy into their prescription lenses. By uploading my prescription details into RxSport’s website, I received confirmation that my prescription requirements could be achieved from an Oakley lens.

 

Oakley create prescription lenses (with various performance traits) for many of their frames designed for sport. Although I already owned frames that prescription lenses are available for, I wanted to experience new design features, which they did not include. I chose to pair my new lenses with the Oakley Field Jacket.

 

Field Jacket
Oakley Field Jacket Prescription Sunglasses

On placing an order with Rx Sport UK, an email confirmation dropped into my inbox shortly after, and my new Oakley glasses arrived within the quoted delivery period. (Rx Sport UK were really helpful in doing everything possible to achieve delivery in time for a cycling holiday).

 

The Oakley prescription lens provides me with excellent visual clarity. This performance is complemented by the stability of the Field Jacket, which remains constant over rough road surfaces, sections of which are barely paved.

 

Road cycling
Transitions lenses are ideal for brighter days too

Given the ease of use and performance of these glasses, I decided to seek out something specifically for use in lower light conditions and riding at night. On reviewing my options, and talking these through with Rx Sport UK, I chose the Oakley prescription Brown Transitions lens.

For me, the Oakley Transition lens, with a brown tint is a fantastic option to have alongside the Black Iridium (or Prizm Black) lens. The visual clarity is excellent, and the transition from brown tint to clear, makes it suitable for a broad range of light levels.

 

Having used the Transitions for several months, these are the ones I reach for when the conditions are predominantly cloudy or for riding into late evening. Given the versatility of the Transition lens, I also decided to try it whilst riding my mountain bike.

 

MTB
Contrast enhancing prescription Transitions lenses are perfectly suited for shaded woodland trails

Part of the feedback provided by RxSport UK, confirmed a feature of the brown tint is the potential to add definition to surface texture. This certainly corresponds with my experiences whilst riding, as the lens performance assists being able to counter subtle pitting in macadam surfaces, or to interpret an intricate root matrix weaving across an off-camber, narrow trail.

 

MTB Image 2
And even better when the tight trails open up!

So, would I want to completely commit to using the prescription lenses I now have, for all the riding I do? For the road, yes. However, for mountain biking, personally, I will use the Transition lens with brown tint for virtually all the off-road riding I do. When conditions are really wet and muddy, I will switch to non-prescription glasses with contact lenses. This is simply because the Transitions are vital for my road cycling, and I wish to reduce the chance of the wear and tear that harsher, off-road conditions may cause.

 

For that reason, I will add an Oakley Flight Jacket Prizm Trail to my collection…..Plus they look pretty cool too!

 

Flight Jacket
He’s not wrong, they do look pretty cool!

Take a look at the entire range of Oakley Prescription Sunglasses

Introducing The Latest Bolle Sunglasses

Introducing the latest styles from Bolle for this season.

Ada

New to the Bolle collection for 2019 the Ada is a perfect versatile frame for all occasions. The feminine design and colour availabilities offer a stylish frame for ladies whilst still being strong and sturdy to support an active lifestyle.

• Lightweight & optically precise Polycarbonate lenses
• Carbo Glass coating for extra protection
• Hydrophobic & Oleophobic lens treatment
• Anti-Reflection coating to help eliminate glare

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Frank

Brand new for Bolle in 2019, the Frank is a perfect mix of bold lines and sharp angles to offer a modern lifestyle frame. Available in a range of colourways and lens options so you can find your perfect pair to suit your lifestyle.

  • Lightweight & optically precise Polycarbonate lenses
  • Carbo Glass coating for extra protection
  • Hydrophobic & Oleophobic lens treatment
  • Anti-Reflection coating to help eliminate glare

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Cobalt

True mountain heritage combines with a modern shape to create Cobalt. With removable injected side shields and available with Phantom lenses for a true hybrid product. From peaks to streets, Cobalt is your best ally.

  • Hybrid frame perfect for mountain sports and lifestyle use
  • Vented side shields offer your eyes ultimate protection and can be removed easily when needed
  • Anti Fog treated lenses finished with an anti reflective coating offer you crystal clear views
  • Hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings keep the lens free of dirt, grease and water spots

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Shifter

Inspired from the famous Bollé Chronoshield model, the Shifter is packed with simple yet progressive features to enjoy the ride. Curved temples, vented lens & Phantom lenses have made Shifter the natural choice for the AG2R La Mondiale pro cycle team.

  • Shield lens design with full-rim protection, designed for cycling
  • Anti Fog treated and vented lenses ensure to offer perfect vision.
  • S-Curved temples provide ultimate comfort and perfect helmet integration.
  • Hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings keep the lens free of dirt, grease and water spots

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Brecken Floatable

One of Bolle’s latest active lifestyle frames is now floatable. The Brecken’s imposing rectangular design not only looks tough, but performs excellently by using sports-grade materials, including polycarbonate lenses.

  • Rectangular-shaped active lifestyle frame by Bolle
  • Floatable frame perfect for water activities
  • Fitted with lightweight, impact resistant, sports-grade polycarbonate lenses
  • Flexible yet durable injected nylon frame material provides superior fitting comfort

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Introducing The Latest Oakley Sunglasses

Introducing the latest styles from Oakley for this season.

Forager

Forager is a lifestyle sunglass loaded with performance features designed to keep up with the adventures of the day. – Oakley

Oakley Forager

  • Wrapped active lifestyle frame with stylish round lenses and double bridge
  • Lightweight O Matter frame material delivers all-day comfort and durability
  • Unobtainium nosepads provide a comfortable and secure no-slip fit even when wet
  • Premium impact-resistant Plutonite lenses block 100% of harmful UV
  • Suits a medium to large adult fit, includes microfibre bag

Our View: Oakley Forager sunglasses make the difference for active lifestyle enthusiasts in search of a frame that will take them everywhere in style. An eye-catching round lens shape is crafted from lightweight durable O Matter material with no-slip nosepads for a comfortable fit without compromise.

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Frogskins Mix

Frogskins Mix takes a fresh approach to the brand’s most iconic lifestyle sunglass, Frogskins, with the added sophistication of stainless steel temples. – Oakley

Oakley Frogskins Mix Sunglasses

  • Redesign of the Frogskins frame featuring stainless steel temples for a sleek edge
  • Lightweight, flexible and durable O Matter frame front keeps the fit comfortable
  • Softened square lenses create an easygoing look suiting any face shape
  • Unobtainium-coated temple tips give a secure, no-slip fit even when wet
  • Suits a medium to large adult fit, includes microfibre bag

Our View: Taking a style icon back to the drawing board, Oakley’s Frogskins Mix sunglasses amp up sophistication with sleek stainless steel temples giving an edgy finish to this timelessly fresh design.

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Latch Alpha

Latch Alpha presents a bold lens shape and double bridge architecture crafted by blending die-cast aluminium with high density Unobtainium in a frame that clips to your shirt, raising the bar of style. – Oakley

Oakley Latch Alpha Sunglasses

  • Premium metal frame crafted from die-cast aluminium, featuring rugged square shaped lenses
  • Features the Latch mechanism to clip the frame onto a shirt when not worn
  • Durable high-density Unobtainium coating on the temples provides a unique finish and no-slip fit
  • Premium Plutonite lenses give complete UV protection and essential impact resistance
  • Suits a medium to large adult fit, includes microfibre bag

Our View: Latch Alpha is Oakley’s latest iteration of a popular design. Die-cast aluminium is sculpted into a daring masculine shape, featuring the iconic Latch mechanism to clip the frame onto your shirt to raise the bar of style.

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Mercenary

Designed to stand out, Oakley Mercenary has upped the sport-performance eyewear game with a sleek, double-bridge architecture and a larger, rounded lens shape merged with innovations built to perform. – Oakley

Oakley Mercenary Sunglasses

  • Wrapped sports performance frame featuring halfrim lenses and stylish double bridge
  • Sleek frame architecture crafted from lightweight yet durable O Matter frame material
  • No-slip Unobtainium nosepads deliver a secure, comfortable fit even when wet
  • Large premium Plutonite lenses provide excellent lens coverage and impact protection
  • Suits a medium to large adult fit, includes microfibre bag

Our View: For athletes looking to push their limits in style, Oakley Mercenary sunglasses come to the fore with a wrapped shape and large half-rim lenses featuring an aggressive cut for a uniquely rugged edge.

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Sutro

Designed with performance in mind, Sutro gives cyclists a bold and versatile look that they can confidently wear on and off the bike. – Oakley

Oakley Sutro Sunglasses

  • Lifestyle-inspired shield sunglasses suitable for a wide range of sports
  • Oversized Plutonite shield lens provides complete UV protection and impact resistance
  • Lightweight yet tough O Matter frame material delivers form-fitting comfortable wear
  • Unobtainium nosepads increase grip with sweat to keep the fit secure even during exertion
  • Suits a medium to large adult fit, includes microfibre bag

Our View: Drawing inspiration from modern lifestyle shapes, Oakley Sutro sunglasses flaunt sport performance that dares to be different with a striking shield lens looking great on and off the bike.

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Brand In Focus 2018 – Anon

Anon

From progressive design concepts to technical executions, Anon ensures that every product meets the demands of the top snowboarders in the world while delivering an unparalleled riding experience and style statement.

Helmets

Anon helmets pick up the baton from RED – keeping standards as high as you’d expect from the Burton Snowboard family. Innovative blended helmet constructions, plus collaborations with BOA fit systems and MIPS technology, show that Anon mean business. Technical expertise has been blended with Anon’s renowned artwork, allowing riders to express their individual style.

Raven and Highwire

One for Hardshell enthusiasts.

“The men’s Anon Highwire helmet features Endura-Shell construction for long-lasting durability and strength. The sleek, low-profile design with a classic brimmed look incorporates venting throughout to keep goggles clear and maintain comfort all day long.” – Anon

Like many brands, Anon create a women’s specific version of their helmets. Therefore the Raven is born from the Highwire. So what makes the Raven different? Not only do they come in a unique colour range,

Auburn and Invert

After a helmet that’s lightweight and has a modern design – that’s exactly what you get with the Invert from Anon.

Looking for a women’s specific helmet? You’re in luck. Anon have taken the Invert and created a women’s specific version – the Auburn. What makes it different? More feminine colour options, fleece lined ear pads and inner lining.

“The women’s Anon Auburn helmet features MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) for the safest protection against angled impacts. In-Mold shell construction offers the best in comfort with a sleek, low-profile fit and performance. Multiple vents throughout keep goggles clear and maintain comfort all day long.” – anon.

 

View the full collection of Anon helmets available at RxSport

Goggles

For over a decade, Anon has challenged the competition by pushing the limits of design, style and technical execution. Art and design is incorporated into every component. By fusing proven performance with progressive aesthetics, Anon take it further to give riders what they need.

M4 Toric Goggles

Utilising the latest in lens technology, Anon’s M4 Toric features a new lens curvature which is optimised for ventilation, peripheral vision and helmet compatibility. Paired with the outstanding optics offered by Zeiss’ Sonar lens technology – the M4 Toric goggles are one of the outstanding designs of this winter.

“The Anon M4 goggle offers the most precise helmet-to-goggle fit with maximum field of vision, SONAR by ZEISS clarity, powerful magnetic lens retention, and the unprecedented versatility to switch between toric and cylindrical lenses. Toric lens technology mimics the curvature of the eye for superior optics, enhanced peripheral vision, and maximized venting for fog-free vision.” – Anon.

Did you know, all M4 Toric Goggles also come with a magnetic facemask (as shown below).

M4 With Face Mask

 

Although at present we only offer the M4 Goggle with a Toric lens out of the box, we stock both the Toric and Cylindrical lenses as spare lenses.

View the full range of Anon Goggles available at RxSport


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New Video Alert – Giro Jackson Helmets

We’re excited to bring you our latest video released over on our YouTube channel.

This video brings you the latest in helmet tech from Giro in the form of their new Jackson helmets.

For their new Jackson helmet, Giro tore up the rule book and went back the drawing board. Their aim was to deliver a helmet that not only looked aesthetically great, but excelled their already high safety standards. We’re excited to say that this is exactly what they’ve done!

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Christmas 2018 Ideas – Staff Picks

Here at RxSport we cannot wait for Christmas, but where do you start when it comes to gift shopping?

We’ve had a few members of the RxSport team handpick their favourite kit from the current range:

Laura

Picking my favourite kit from 2018-19 is pretty easy, I love the female specific kit available at the moment.

ROXY ANGIE SRT SKI HELMET - BEET REDRoxy Angie SRT helmet – The fleece lining keeps you nice and warm on the slopes and the Fidlock buckles means you can take it on and off without having to take your gloves off. Also having the new shock response technology really gives you piece of mind knowing you are well protected

GIRO ELLA SKI GOGGLES - BLEACHED OUT / VIVID ROYAL + VIVID INFRAREDGiro Ella Ski Goggles – I love the colourful designs and fleece lining you get in this model and the fact they fit over my glasses so comfortably is a real bonus! The Vivid lenses are great for bringing out the definition in the snow and the fact they are so easy to change with their magnetic system makes them my go to pair for any condition.


Callum

OAKLEY TURBINE SUNGLASSES - MATTE BLACK / PRIZM JADE POLARISEDFor me it’s pretty easy. My go-to sunglasses are the Oakley Turbine. The lightweight and wrapped design makes for a stylish but very practical frame that can be worn all day long, with no discomfort.

KREEDOM ROVER SKI GOGGLES - WOOD SATIN / COPPER CHROME + YELLOWNew to RxSport for 2018-19 is the brand Kreedom. Their collection includes three ski goggle styles, but the standout piece to me is their Kreedom Rover Goggles. A quick change magnetic lens design for under £90 is almost unheard of.

ANON INVERT MIPS SKI HELMET - GREYHelmet wise, it’s got to be the Anon Invert MIPS. The Anon Invert MIPS helmet symbolises everything Anon does best as a brand. A sleek, low-profile design which is deceptively feature-packed!

 


Filippo

For someone who snowboards, mountain bikes, road bikes and a few other crazy sports, picking my favourite piece is tricky. So here’s just a few!

SMITH VANTAGE MIPS SKI HELMET - MATTE BLACKSmith Vantage Ski Helmet – The Smith Vantage MIPS (also available in a non-MIPS version) is Smith’s market-leading helmet. They’ve created a helmet that is extremely strong, offering maximum protection, whilst keeping it extremely lightweight. This is down to its hybrid construction combined with Aerocore and Koroyd technology.

ELECTRIC ELECTRON SKI GOGGLES - MATTE BLACK / BLUE CHROME PHOTOCHROMICElectric Electron Ski Goggles – Where do you start on this? With groundbreaking electrochromic lens technology means you’ll never have to change your lens again, no matter what the conditions. A quick press of the button and it’s adaptive LED lens will lighten or darken between three settings, adapting to your conditions. It’s really easy to operate too!

OAKLEY PITCHMAN R - CLEAROakley Pitchman R Optical Glasses – If you’re a Liverpool fan, you may have spotted Jurgen Klopp wearing these throughout this season. The Pitchman R takes inspiration from the Pitchman, but with round lenses (hence the R). Temples created from ultra-light steel make for a lightweight and comfortable frame.

SWEET BUSHWHACKER II CARBON MIPS MOUNTAIN BIKE HELMET - SATIN BLACK METALLICSweet Bushwhacker II Carbon MIPS Bike Helmet – I was a fan of the original Bushwhacker II, but this new model cranks safety and strength up a notch with its integrated carbon fibre shell elements. It’s perfect for those days on the trail!

 


Gareth

As an avid cyclist and duathlon ‘doer’ I’m all about winter training and being able to continue throughout the colder months. Therefore my top picks for winter are focused on exactly that.

First up would be Rudy Project Rydon Sunglasses, but with their Photochromic lenses. Or if you’re like me, with a slightly smaller head you can opt for the new Rudy Project Rydon Slim.

Next up would be a helmet that keeps you visible out on the road, so either the Poc Ventral Spin in Zink Orange, or the Oakley ARO5 in Retina Burn.

Finally, something that was new this year, Oakley’s Prizm Low Light lenses. These have been a gamechanger for those early morning and evening outdoor training sessions, when Prizm Road has been too dark for good visibility. Prizm Low Light really does enhance the road ahead whilst allowing plenty of light through. There’s a great article on Prizm Low Light here.


Antonio

When it comes to goggles, I’m a fan of quick and easy to change lenses, therefore I really like the surge in magnetic lens technology that’s hitting the market.

If I had to pick just two, it would be:

ANON M4 TORIC MFI SKI GOGGLES - BLACK / SONAR RED + SONAR INFRAREDAnon M4 – The Anon M4 was my first introduction to Toric Lenses. This goggle offers a new lens curvature which is optimised for ventilation, peripheral vision and helmet compatibility. Pair this with Zeiss lens technology and it’s a truly incredible goggle. After something a little smaller? Maybe try the M2.

GIRO AGENT SKI GOGGLES - RED PEAK / VIVID ONYX + VIVID INFRAREDGiro Agent – Their infinity lens design is something to behold, whilst providing unmatched peripheral vision and a seriously cool look! Also the fact they’ve got a men’s and women’s variation (women’s is the Eave). The Axis and Ella are also worth a look!

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New Video Alert – Giro Agent & Eave Goggles

We’re excited to bring you our latest video released over on our YouTube channel.

This video brings you the latest in goggle tech from Giro, both the Agent and Eave Goggles.

Both the Agent and Eave feature Giro’s new Infinity Lenses for unmatched peripheral vision and one seriously cool and sleek look. Combine this with VIVID lenses and both styles are hard to beat!

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Oakley – Harmony Fade – A Winning Design

Their was one standout goggle design that owned the 2018 Winter Olympics.

If, like most of us here at RxSport you were glued to the TV during the Olympics in Pyeongchang you may have noticed a certain goggle colour combination dominating across the sports. The likes of Chloe Kim, Mikaela Shiffrin and Aksel Lund Svindal were all rocking a bright and bold yellow – orange goggle.

So what exactly were the goggles?

It’s the latest special edition goggle colour combination from Oakley. Their Harmony Fade collection can be found on many of their standout models. Let’s take a look at where you can find it for 2018-19.

Ski Goggle Lineup 

Oakley’s Iconic Harmony Fade collection can be found on the following styles – Canopy Goggles, Flight Deck XM Goggles, Flight Deck GogglesLine Miner GogglesAirbrake XL Goggles and Fall Line Goggles.

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New Video Alert – Giro Union Helmets

We’re excited to bring you our latest video released over on our YouTube channel.

This video brings you the latest in helmet tech from Giro in the form of their Union helmets.

 

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New Video Alert – Giro Zone Helmets

We’re excited to bring you our latest video released over on our YouTube channel.

This video brings you the latest in helmet tech from Giro in the form of their new Zone helmets. The zone boasts a unisex design making it suitable for all.

The freeride-focused Zone MIPS utilises Giro’s latest Hybrid Construction technology for the ultimate combination of Hard Shell durability and In-Mold light weight.

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