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Oakley Fast Jacket XL Polarized Sunglasses

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Description

Clarity only surpassed by the naked eye; convenience and protection that are second-to-none.

Polarized is one of those names that reek of marketing. It's a pity as Polarizing does a simple, great thing. Polarized lenses block glare and improve your vision in bright, reflected light. Oakley figured out how to improve the existing technology, and that's why they they're now making Polarized lenses. Putting XL polarized lenses into their new Fast Jacket makes a great package for eye protection on those long, sunny days in the saddle.

You've surely noticed that distracting sources of light are those in front of and below you. Snow is obvious, but glare can also be harsh on the water, on the road, and from shiny cars on the road. The application here is similar to a Venetian blind for your lenses, with the horizontal lines blocking the glare. PPutting XL polarized lenses into their new Fast Jacket makes a great package for eye protection on those long, sunny days in the saddle.You'll see better, and you'll squint less. In the end you'll be more rested because your eyes don't have to work so hard to see.

What makes Oakley polarizing different is that they figured out how to integrate the filter into their lenses without applying glue. Their competitors typically sandwich the filter between thin layers of lenses using clear glue. The glue is often the source of the slight distortion you experience when wearing some polarized glasses. Another plus of Oakley polarizing is they make both the right and left lenses at the same time and cut them out in parallel pieces so the filter lines up exactly the same way for both eyes. This is one less piece of optical information for your eyes and brain to adjust to: another reduction in eyestrain.

The Fast Jacket is Oakley applying their Switchlock technology to open edge lens architecture. So you can get the benefits of their race-specific Jawbone in a style that is technical enough to be worn for hard riding and casual enough to hang out at the beach. The Switchlock is a lever that locks into place and yet easily opens up to change the lenses. Aesthetically, the finished stainless adds nice visual pop to the already attractive package.

The Oakley Fast Jacket Polarized XL comes in three colors, each with different sets of lenses. The Black Plaid fame comes with G30 Polarized and VR50 lenses. The Polished Black comes with Black Iridium Polarized and Persimmon. The Polished White comes with 00 Red Polarized and G40. Packed in the box is a soft vault (aka hard case), along with a micro fiber travel bag that has pockets for spare lenses and doubles as a cleaning cloth. Lastly, the glasses also come with two sets of nosepieces to best customize your fit.

  • Switch lenses as quickly as conditions change with Oakley's Switchlock system
  • Open-edge design eliminates frame material at the bottom for better downward view
  • Lens features a curved shape at the bottom to limit movement as your facial muscles and cheekbones respond to the awe-inspiring views
  • Plutonium lens material resists high-velocity damage, and High Definition Optics (HDO) lenses offer visual clarity and reduced distortion
  • XYZ Optics is Oakley's lens patented design that provides clarity at all angles by minimizing light distortion
  • Lightweight and highly durable O Matter frame resists wear during rigorous activity
  • Includes two sets of interchangeable polarized lenses and two sizes of interchangeable nose pads


Tech Specs

Lens:
Plutonite (polycarbonate)
Polarized:
yes
Photochromic:
no
Interchangeable Lens:
yes, Switchlock System
Lenses Included:
(Polished White) OO Red Iridium Polarized, G40, (Black Plaid) G30 Iridium Polarized, VR50, (Polished Black) Black Iridium Polarized, Persimmon, (Silver) Black Iridium Polarized, Persimmon
Frame:
O Matter (polycarbonate)
Hinge:
integrated
Nose Pads:
yes, Unobtanium , interchangeable
Temple Pads:
yes, Unobtanium
Recommended Use:
cycling, biking, running, hiking, lunar missions
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Size chart

Oakley

Lens Tints
 RATE OF TRANSMISSIONCONTRASTPROTECTION INDEXCONDITIONS
STANDARD SUNGLASSES
CLEAR 93% neutral 0 indoor
RUBY CLEAR IRIDIUM®* 92% increased 0 indoor
YELLOW 90% increased 0 overcast
HIGH INTENSITY YELLOW IRIDIUM®* 86% increased 0 overcast
PINK IRIDIUM®* 68% increased 1 overcast
PERSIMMON 61% increased 1 overcast
HIGH INTENSITY PERSIMMON IRIDIUM®* 59% increased 1 overcast
TITANIUM CLEAR IRIDIUM®* 54% neutral 1 overcast
GOLD CLEAR IRIDIUM®* 53% increased 1 overcast
BLACK PERSIMMON IRIDIUM®* 44% increased 2 flat to low light
VR50™ PINK IRIDIUM®* 43% increased 2 flat to low light
LIGHT RED® IRIDIUM®* 40% increased 2 flat to low light
G40™ 40% increased 2 flat to low light
P42®IRIDIUM®* 40% increased 2 flat to low light
EMERALD SLATE IRIDIUM®* 32% neutral 2 flat to low light
G30™* IRIDIUM®* 30% increased (golf specific) 2 flat to low light
VR28® 28% increased 2 flat to low light
G26™IRIDIUM®* 26% increased (shooting specific) 2 flat to low light
VR28® BLUE IRIDIUM®* 26% increased 2 flat to low light
G30™ BLACK IRIDIUM®* 25% increased 2 flat to low light
SLATE IRIDIUM®* 23% neutral 2 flat to low light
VR35™ GOLD IRIDIUM®* 23% increased 2 flat to low light
BRONZE 22% increased 2 flat to low light
GREY 17% neutral 3 bright light
+RED® IRIDIUM®* 17% increased 3 bright light
VR28® BLACK IRIDIUM®* 17% increased 3 bright light
VR28®* GOLD IRIDIUM®* 17% increased 3 bright light
JADE IRIDIUM®* 17% increased 3 bright light
FIRE IRIDIUM®* 16% increased 3 bright light
RUBY IRIDIUM®** 16% neutral 3 bright light
G20 BLACK IRIDIUM®* 15% increased 3 bright light
BLUE IRIDIUM®* 15% increased 3 bright light
VIOLET IRIDIUM®* 14% increased 3 bright light
CHROME IRIDIUM®* 14% neutral 3 bright light
TUNGSTEN IRIDIUM®* 13% increased 3 bright light
EMERALD IRIDIUM®* 13% neutral 3 bright light
GOLD IRIDIUM®* 12% increased 3 intense sun
DARK BRONZE 12% increased 3 intense sun
WARM GREY 12% increased 3 intense sun
24K IRIDIUM®* 11% increased 3 bright light
TITANIUM IRIDIUM®* 10% increased 3 intense sun
ICE IRIDIUM®* 10% neutral 3 intense sun
BLACK IRIDIUM®* 10% neutral 3 intense sun
DARK GREY 10% neutral 3 intense sun
GRADIENT SUNGLASSES
BROWN GRADIENT 38% increased 2 flat to low light
BLACK GRADIENT 35% neutral 2 flat to low light
BLACK VIOLET GRADIENT 26% increased 2 medium light
VR50™ BROWN GRADIENT 25% increased 2 medium light
DARK BROWN GRADIENT 24% increased 2 medium light
G40™ BLACK GRADIENT 22% increased 2 medium light
BLACK GREY GRADIENT 24% neutral 2 bright light
POLARIZED SUNGLASSES
LIGHT GREY POLARIZED 35% neutral 2 partly cloudy
AMBER POLARIZED** 30% increased 2 partly cloudy
00® GREY POLARIZED 20% increased 2 partly cloudy
AMBER BLACK IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 18% neutral 3 partly cloudy
SHALLOW BLUE™ IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 21% increased (angling specific) 2 sunny
00® RED IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED** 20% increased 2 sunny
BRONZE POLARIZED 19% increased 2 sunny
+RED® IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 18% increased 2 sunny
RUBY IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 17% neutral  3 sunny
GREY POLARIZED 17% neutral 3 sunny
VR28®* POLARIZED 16% increased 3 sunny
VR28® BLUE IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 14% increased 3 sunny
TUNGSTEN IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 13% increased 3 sunny
EMERALD IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 13% neutral 3 sunny
TITANIUM IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 12% increased 3 sunny
DEEP BLUE™ IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 17% neutral (angling specific) 3 intense sun
FIRE IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 16% increased 3 intense sun
GREY GRADIENT®* POLARIZED 15% neutral 3 intense sun
G30™ IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 14% increased 3 intense sun
00 BLUE IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 13% increased 3 intense sun
TUNGSTEN IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 13% increased 3 intense sun
EMERALD IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 13% neutral 3 intense sun
TITANIUM IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 12% increased 3 intense sun
24K IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 11% bright light 3 intense sun
BROWN GRADIENT®* POLARIZED 10% increased 3 intense sun
VR28® GOLD IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 11% increased 3 intense sun
00® BLACK IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 10% increased 3 intense sun
VR28® BLACK IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 10% increased 3 intense sun
ICE IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 9% neutral 3 intense sun
BLACK IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 9% neutral 3 intense sun
GOLD IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 9% increased 3 intense sun
PHOTOCHROMIC SUNGLASSES
VR50™  50% increased  1  flat to low light
 ACTIVATED  10%    3  intense sun
CLEAR BLACK IRIDIUM®*  69%  neutral  1  flat to low light
 ACTIVATED  23%    2  sunny
TRANSITIONS SUNGLASSES
LIGHT GREY  38%  neutral  2  partly cloudy
 ACTIVATED  8%    3  intense sun
G40™  40%  increased  2  partly cloudy
 ACTIVATED  8%    3  intense sun
VR50™  50%  increased  1  flat to low light
 ACTIVATED  10%    3  intense sun
CLEAR BLACK IRIDIUM®*  69%  increased  1  flat to low light
 ACTIVATED  23%    2  intense sun
SNOW GOGGLES
BLACK IRIDIUM® 15% increased 3 medium to bright light
BLUE N/A increased N/A flat to low light
GOLD CLEAR N/A increased N/A flat to low light
GOLD IRIDIUM® 22% increased 1 medium to bright light
RUBY CLEAR 67% increased 2 low light
VR50™ EMERALD IRIDIUM® 30% increased 2 medium to bright light
PERSIMMON 55% neutral 1 flat to low light
Protection Index (in compliance with the standard PrEN 1836)
Index 0: aesthetic, very low protection
Index 1: for weak sun luminosity
Index 2: for average sun luminosity
Index 3: for strong sun luminosity
*Iridium lens coatings reduce glare while balancing light transmission and color recognition in every type of weather.
**THIS TINT IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR DRIVING

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5 5

Oakley? More like Stokley.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Prior to shelling out the cash on these, I was wearing cheapy sunglasses that barely got the job done. It was awful - they'd fog up anytime the weather would drop below 50, I couldn't see well in my peripheral vision, and frankly they proved to be extremely uncomfortable after an hour or more ride. Once I upgraded, those problems went away and hence why I love my oakleys. They're incredibly light, hang on tight, fog up ONLY when using a face mask, and they're bomb proof. Mine came with low vision amber lenses that really add a lot when you're starting out your ride a little later than planned. All around, great purchase!

Oakley? More like Stokley.
5 5

Husband loves them!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift
  • Fit: True to size

I bought these for my husband. It took his eyes awhile to get use to them Im assuming being the first pair of polarized oakleys hes ever had.

5 5

Super Stoked

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are my go to shades for mountain biking. Given the majority of my riding happens in the Bay Area, conditions are constantly changing from foggy to sunny, from shady to super sunny from coastal trails, to 'rancho to Mt. Tam and I need protection, clarity and functionality- Oakley nailed it with these! I'm a large-sized dude and the fit is spot and overall feel is lightweight.

I have the polished black polarized/persimmon lenses and I am super stoked with the first 300 miles and I see picking up a pair of clear lenses for night riding in the near future.

Lastly, protective case and stash bag will keep these safe, snug and clean.

4 5

Great Lenses; not so with the frame finish

The OO Black Polarized Lenses simply looks amazing and clear. Simply love the contrast nature of the lenses. Would have preferred them to match the black plaid frame.

The same can't be said of the silver finish. There were portions in which the silver finish was scrapped off (area above the & the top part of the frame above the right lenses). The finish areas beneath the switchlocks were also uneven.

Had similar problems with the white chrome for the Radar Path previously. Seems like Oakley has problems the durability with these natures of finish.

Great Lenses; not so with the frame finish
5 5

Flak is finally outdated

The Fast Jacket is the latest in a long line of pieces in the 'Jacket' line (Half Jacket, Straight Jacket, Flak Jacket, etc.), and quite unequivocally, the greatest. Finally, a design that brings everything to the table; Oakley's amazing optics, a lightweight and comfortable frame, excellent facial coverage (lenses are significantly larger than the Flaks), and a truly interchangeable lens system (easier than even the Jawbone, whose Switchlock tends to stiffen over time). Nice being able to change lenses without a flowchart, or fear of breaking the frame, as common with previous Jacket iterations. Granted, because of the alloy elements in the Switchlock functionality, the Fast Jacket is somewhat heavier than a Radar or a Flak Jacket, however, according to Oakley, their weight is actually identical to that of the Jawbone.

Extremely impressed with this piece - another true evolution in sports sunglasses.

4 5

Running with em

Liked running with them. Feltight no interruption. Only problem was that someone else liked them too and stole them from me as well. So now I am out of my oakleys.

3 5

Not a good as I hoped

I thought these would be great - easier to change the lenses in comparison the the half jacket and flak jackets, but I found them much heavier and not as comfortable, so I sent them back. I like the jawbone much better as the lens are easy to change and they are light.