Oakley Radar Eyewear

5/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $179.99

Product Description

Worn by an array of top professional cyclists, Oakley's newest design features open-edge architecture that maximizes your field of vision through the use of XYZ Optics.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew Cuddihy a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2012

Strengths:    Very comfortable, excellent optical clarity, rugged, great case included with purchase.

Weaknesses:    Expensive

Bottom Line:   
I bought my Radar Paths with the prescription lens inserts. These inserts are applied directly to the lens shield. For people like me that have a difficult time with contacts and have a fairly high prescription (mine is +4.25) these are the ticket. Most sunglasses, including others from Oakley, will only accept up to +/- 3.0. The Radar Path will accept up to a 5.0. I was worried that they would look strange and that the "sight lines" might be poor, no worries. These things are fantastic! Comfortable, good looking and great visual quality. I purchased mine with a mirrored finish on the shield and Rx lenses and it all blends together well. You can see the division between the shield and lenses, but I think its a very cool look. Very happy with them!

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Similar Products Used:   Bolle Blade with RX insert.

Bike Setup:   2010 Cannondale CAAD 9-4 with ROL Race SL Wheels.

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

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2009

Strengths:    Fit, hydrophobia, excellent optics.

Weaknesses:    Cost. Aligning my identity with idiots in big trucks with Oakley stickers, wearing Monster Dog glasses with flames on them.

Bottom Line:   
For the longest time I have been a Rudy Project rider, and I have used many different models of Rudy glasses without complaint, the full-size Ekynox being my faves. Back in the 90s I wore Bolle. I always thought Oakley products were over-rated and not worth the hype.

Last fall I bought a pair of Radar Path and they have made me an O convert. These glasses are superb for riding, the main attributes being the hydrophobic lens coating and the fit. The Rudy glasses just do not have the fit nailed like these Radars. Once on, they never move and never require any mid-ride attention. Rudy glasses, even when adjusted properly would always squirm just a bit on me (I have a big cone).

The ear stems are long and straight and while they do touch my helmet retention (Giro Atmos RocLoc) they do actually interfere and they are the key to the Radar glasses staying perfectly still regardless of how I move my head.

I like these so much I just ordered a pair in Livestrong livery so I can be a Lance fanboy for the Giro (plus I support the Livestrong cause).

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Favorite Ride:   Tomorrow's hopefully

Price Paid:    $155.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Rudy Project Kerosene, Tayo, Ekynox, Rydon. Bolle circa Alex Zulle 1993.

Bike Setup:   Not relevant, but they all have 2 triangles, a fork and Italian componentry.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kyle982 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2009

Strengths:    comfort, style and fit

Weaknesses:    price but they are worth it

Bottom Line:   
i have i livestrong radar paths. they are worth every cent i paid for them, they look super cool and they fit amazing and they are super comfortable for long rides

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Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   flax jackets

Bike Setup:   kuota kharma

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chickenfried a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2008

Strengths:    Lens clarity
hydrophobic coating(crossing my fingers that it's permanent as advertised)
comfort, don't notice I'm wearing them
don't fog

Weaknesses:    cost
looks I look like a total douche wearing these.

Bottom Line:   
I used to think oakley's were all hype. Bored waiting for people to finish shopping at the mall so I Stopped by a sunglass hut. Tried on the radars thought hmmm they're pretty nice. Sucked in by the sunglass hut 90 day return policy I made an impulse buy. But I haven't returned them. Much better than the probikekit pair and the raybans I use when driving.

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Similar Products Used:   PBK

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jbartmc a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2008

Strengths:    Great fit, UV protection, and total comfort.

Weaknesses:    Cost

Bottom Line:   
These glasses were the first expensive pair I have purchased just for cycling. I am very happy with the glasses (dark polarized lenses). The glasses are very comfortable without slipping. I have since ordered a pair for casual wear.

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Favorite Ride:   River Road

Price Paid:    $255.00

Purchased At:   Oakley.com

Similar Products Used:   Nothing similar.

Bike Setup:   Trek Madone SSLx.

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