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Oakley Half Jackets(5 posts)

Oakley Half Jacketsup_hiller
Sep 14, 2003 8:44 AM
Has anyone tried Oakley Half Jackets for riding? How about the XLJ version? I prefer the styling of the regular half jacket but am concerned that they might not have enough coverage to keep wind out of my eyes while riding. On the other hand, my face is not huge so if I go with the XLJ (extra large jacket) they might not stay put, especially on the MTB. Needless to say, no sunglass shop is going to let me take them for a trail ride to find out. Thanks.
Looked at Rudy Projects?Lone Gunman
Sep 14, 2003 4:33 PM
I bought a pair recently and am overly impressed with the fit and lenses, Ekynox SX? Tried them on in a shop, nice fit, bought from my BIL Optometrist.
re: Oakley Half Jacketswilier
Sep 15, 2003 7:33 AM
I'll never buy plasitc frames again. I have the Half Jacket Array.

First - don't worry about Oakleys falling off unless you crash. They tend to stay put.

ok - so maybe I have a "mis-shapen" face, but plastic frames cannot be "fitted" to your face. For me (on all glasses) the right side lays perfect and the left side is about 2 mm further away from my eyes. From what I understand, most faces are not perfectly symmetrical, but maybe I have it worse than most. I get much more wind in my left eye which can cause slight problems.

If they don't fit perfectly in the store, don't buy them. Next time I'll be buying metal frames or plastic with at least a metal thing inside so they can be fitted.
Rudy Project RydonEric_H
Sep 15, 2003 8:36 AM
Have a look at the Rudy Project Rydon glasses. They are very similar to the Half Jacket, but more adjustable to fit a range of faces. Plus, Rudy has the best lens replacement policy in the business.
re: Oakley Half JacketsLactateIntolerant
Sep 15, 2003 8:58 AM
I've got the XLJs and like them alot. Great fit and great optics and they stay put. Sweat does tend to trickle down the inside edge though. I don't think the XLJ is a different size frame though...I think it's just the lens that's larger. To buy additional lenses, I had to get clear or yellow in the standard shape. All in all, if I lost these, I'd buy another pair in a heartbeat.