Oakley Half Jacket Eyewear

4.09/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $79.99

Product Description

Our first dual-lens eyewear with interchangeable lenses, this chameleon lets you adapt instantly to any light condition. When the sun fades or flares, switch to a new set of optional lenses and change your entire point of view. Accented with true metal icons, the lightweight O Matter® frame includes Unobtainium® earsocks and grip anchors. The open-edge design extends your vertical field of vision, and each set of optional lenses retains the peripheral clarity of XYZ Optics®.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Blackbeerthepirate

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2013

Strengths:    Light, interchangeable lenses are nice.

Weaknesses:    Extra lenses cost about as much as the glasses with lenses

Bottom Line:   
The glasses fit really well but I've got a small face, so try them before you buy them. They come with a larger nose pad .Which, for me, pushes the glasses up a little higher so I'm not peeking over the top of them while riding. Lenses can be changed pretty quickly and after quite a few changes, I've had no problems with them. They do fit pretty close to your face, so no problem with wind. With the iridium black polarized lens I did have some problems seeing my computer's LED screen. No problems with the phone though.

Some have complained about the glasses fogging or the trouble with the lenses. These are some pretty technical glasses, and I think that it helps if the operator of these fine vision enhancement devices is a little bit smarter than the glasses themselves.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by doninoregon a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2007

Strengths:    Oakley's look cool
Very good optics

Weaknesses:    Don't hold up well
Poor customer service to average riders

Bottom Line:   
I purchased prescription Oakley Half Jackets through an optician about two years ago. They held up okay for most of this time, but after about 1 1/2 years began to develop hairline cracks in the lenses and delamininate. Since they were out of warranty (0ne year), I called Oakley to see if anything could be done. The rep advised me to mail them the glasses for evaluation and repair or replacement, with a check for $29. Almost a month later, Oakley returned the glasses not repaired with my check, advising me that since these were prescription glasses, I had to return them through my optician, which I did. almost another month later, my optician called to tell me that Oakley was not going to do anything because the glasses were out of warranty - other than sell me new lenses. If they had told me this in the first place, I could have saved insured mailing costs and a lot of time. While I used the Half Jackets, they performed okay - some fogging on hard climbs and and a so-so fit. Overall, I was very disappointed with Oakley's service and felt that a $433 pair of prescription glasses should have held up longer. I would not recommend them unless you are a sponsored pro or just have a load of money to throw away.

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Favorite Ride:   Specialized

Similar Products Used:   Maui Jim's - great so far, we'll see how they hold up.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bloatedpig a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2006

Strengths:    Replaceable lenses.....sturdy and light weight

Weaknesses:    glasses should not cost this much............but they are worth it!

Bottom Line:   
These are the best glasses for riding I have ever owned. Looks like a couple of girls got some fog or something on thiers and wrote a bad review. These are light, DON'T FOG, are easy to clean and have replaceable lenses. Do your self a favor and get the polarized lenses....they make a huge difference in glare reduction.

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Favorite Ride:   Bianchi

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by smartyiak a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2006

Strengths:    they're light

Weaknesses:    see above

Bottom Line:   
These glasses stink. They fog, they're impossible to clean, and they get dirty if a speck of dirt gets within w/i 100 miles

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Favorite Ride:   Friday Club Ride

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Sunglass Hut

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bryan a Commuter

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2006

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    to many to name

Bottom Line:   
dude their awsome best one out there actually they suck dont buy em dont stay on face scratch easy dont listen to em. ive bought many and these arent the best out there

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Favorite Ride:   my girl

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   random guy on street

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Oakley Half Jacket on sale

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Oakley half jacket lenses

Just wondering since I'm replacing the old lenses, Will the XLJ (squared ones) lenses fit in the frame that came with regular lenses (rounded) ones? thanks.Read More »

Care to trade Oakley Half Jacket lenses?

I have new lenses I would like to trade for something less dark. My eyes suck really bad, so these are a little too dark for me. Mine... Black Iridium Polarized Lens; standard shape (not XLJ). But I'll take XLJ shape in a trade. Two months old, no scratches, perfect condition. Box and bag ... Read More »

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