What are the Best Oakley Cycling Sunglasses UK?
However with Oakley continuing to be at the forefront of designing functional cycling glasses with cutting edge technology, we thought we would try and put together a list of some of the most popular cycling sunglasses that we recommend.
Oakley Flight Jacket Sunglasses£119.00 Exc. VAT
Oakley Industrial M-Frame® Glasses£99.00 Exc. VAT
Oakley EVZERO Range Sunglasses£125.00 Exc. VAT
Oakley Jawbreaker Sunglasses£142.00 – £172.00 Exc. VAT
Oakley Radar EV Path Sunglasses£129.00 – £165.00 Exc. VAT
Oakley Sutro Sunglasses£120.00 Exc. VAT
Why Choose Oakley Cycling Sunglasses?
This is an easy question to answer as Oakley have been using performance increasing technology in their glasses since they introduce the Eyeshades back in 1984.
Plutonite Oakley Lenses
Oakley use plutonite to make their lenses and it is incorporated into Oakley’s entire range of glasses. The use of plutonite provides premium optical properties while also having impact resistance so it makes it an ideal material for cycling.
Oakley Prizm Technology
Their use of Prizm technology in their lenses also makes them stand out from the crowd with colour enhancing and colour blocking technology using hyperspectral imaging. This technology does help to make them the Best Oakley Cycling Sunglasses in the UK. Every one of their Prizm colour options has been designed with a specific set of environmental conditions that you might face when cycling so you can choose the Prizm that best suits the cycling that you will be doing.
The Prizm Road lens provides a 20% light transmission and has been specifically designed for reacting to the lighting conditions of the road, providing excellent contrast and helps you to identify moving objects and possible hazards.
This Prizm lens is a rose base which provides clarity and enhanced contrast, meaning that you can see the cracks and holes before you come to them on the road surface. The Prizm Road lens works well in bright conditions but also provides enhancement in darker conditions. Colours are also enhanced with this lens type so you can easily pick out traffic lines, lights and scenery.
Oakley have also recently brought out the new Prizm Road Black which works for bright light road conditions, this lens has a visible light transmission of 11% and works to keep your eyes protected from UV light. Other Prizms are designed for Trails and Snow and have varying VLT’s so you can choose the one that works best with your surroundings.
Top 6 Best Oakley Cycling Sunglasses in the UK
1. Oakley Sutro Sunglasses
Designed with performance in mind, Oakley Sutro Sunglasses gives cyclists a bold and versatile look that they can confidently wear on and off the bike.
•Durability and all-day comfort of lightweight O Matter ™ frame material •Unobtainium ™ nosepads increase grip with perspiration to help keep the eyewear securely in place.
•Prizm ™ lenses are designed to enhance color, contrast and detail.
2. Oakley Radar EV Path Sunglasses
The original Oakley Radar™ EV Path Sunglasses combined everything learned from decades of research with the world’s best athletes, and with the taller lens of Radar EV and its extended range of view in the upper peripheral region, the heritage of performance has a new milestone.
• Lightweight O Matter™ frame material with ellipse metal icon accents • • • Unobtainium™ earsocks and nosepads for increased comfort and performance
• Oakley performance shield lens technology with HDO™
• Available with Prizm™ lenses to enhance colour, contrast and detail for an optimized experience
• Polarized and Iridium™ lens options available
• Protective hard case included.
3. Oakley Jawbreaker Sunglasses
Are these the Best Oakley Cycling Sunglasses UK? Its one of our top sellers amongst cyclists and we believe it to be up there with the best of them. With an extension to the field of view in the upper peripheral region of the Oakley Jawbreaker Sunglasses to optimize it for cycling, and once Oakley added Switchlock™ Technology for easy lens changing plus temples that adjust to three different lengths for helmet compatibility, Jawbreaker™ became the ultimate sport design.
•Fast, secure lens replacement with Switchlock™ interchangeable lens technology
•Lightweight O Matter™ frame material with ellipse metal icon accents
•Unobtainium™ earsocks and nosepads for increased comfort and performance
•Oakley performance shield lens technology with HDO™
•Available with Prizm™ lenses to enhance colour, contrast and detail for an optimized experience
•Polarized and Iridium™ lens options available
•Available with Oakley Authentic Prescription Lenses
•Protective soft vault included
4. Oakley EVZERO Range Sunglasses
The ultimate performance sunglass for cycling and beyond, Oakley EVZERO Range Sunglasses combines Oakley’s lightest sport performance frame with the unobstructed view of a rimless Plutonite® toric shield that offers an extended range of view in the upper peripheral region.
• Three-Point Fit holds lenses in precise optical alignment while eliminating pressure points
• Unobtainium® earsocks and nosepads increase grip with perspiration for a no slip grip
• Plutonite® Lenses offer top UV Protection filtering 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm
• O Matter™ stress-resistant frame material is both lightweight and durable for all-day comfort and protection
5. Oakley Industrial M-Frame® Glasses
The Oakley Industrial M-Frame® Safety Glasses is a rugged frame with its three shields of Plutonite. The first lens is the grey lens, and it controls both the reflection and light transmission. The second and third lenses are the clear and VR28, which provide optimal vision for night and low light settings.
Innovative Polaric Ellipsoid Technology geometry preserves sharp clarity to keep you focused and concentrated. Your field of view will also not be compromised thanks to the low-profile nosepiece.
The lenses sport an anti-fog coating on the back surface which couples nicely with Plutonite® lens material that filter both harmful blue light up to 400nm wavelength as well as UVA and UVB. The grey is best in bright light environments with the 15%-17% visible light transmittance.
They also meet the MCEPS neutrality and chromatic requirements. The clear lenses have a light transmittance of 89%-93% and is excellent in low light and no light conditions. The third and final lens, Persimmon lenses, have 69% light transmission and are suitable in low and no light conditions.
The frame comes is compatible with over-ear hearing protection and communication systems thanks to its thin stem technology.
The frame is impact and chemical resistant because of it’s O-Matter® frame and it features a quick tool-free lens change. The design keeps the frame weight ultra light at 1.05 ounces in total, and the M-Frame is compatible with helmet mounted night vision devices as well as MICH, ACH, CVD, PASGT, and Crye™ Helmets.
The frame meets the high mass and high-velocity impact requirements laid out by ANSI Z87.1-2003/2010 and the ballistic fragmentation impact standards per MIL PRF-31013, Clause 188.8.131.52.
6. Oakley Flight Jacket Sunglasses
The Oakley Flight Jacket Prizm Road Sunglasses are the first choice for runners and cyclists and provide the ultimate in performance eyewear. The Flight Jacket frame has an unobstructed brow-less design and if fitted with the Advancer nose bridge.
The increased optical area is created from one lens rather than two which gives superior peripheral vision and increased area of protection.
As mentioned earlier, the lenses in this frame are made from plutonite which is prominent in the Oakley range as it has excellent optical properties and is impact resistant.
The Flight Jacket frame is fitted with the Oakley Prizm Road lens which comes with a 20% VLT.
The frame of the Oakley Flight Jacket is aerodynamic and is lightweight to wear for long periods of time when cycling or running.
The brow-less design contributes to the lightweight feel but also works to increase the field of view. The Oakley Flight Jacket is fitted with interchangeable temple lengths so you can adjust the frame to fit your specific needs.
The water resistant nose pads and temple ends are coated in unobtainium which helps keep this frame in place even during your toughest rides. The newly developed Advancer nose bridge can also be adjusted into two different positions to allow you to control the amount of ventilation you are receiving.
View all of our Oakley Cycling Glasses and find out more about the full range that we carry.