Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Polarized Sunglasses $240.00
Protect your baby blues in the Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Polarized sunglasses.
Slightly larger lens than the standard Flak Jacket, the Oakley XLJ Flak Jacket Sunglasses feature polarized lenses to give you more protection from the sun's nasty rays. If you're biking and you need to see those berms rushing your way, swap out the Flak Jacket's lenses to suit any lighting condition in a matter of seconds. These shades stay on your dome thanks to Unobtanium rubber temples and nosepiece, which actually get grippier as you sweat. When your trail runs take you into less-than-favorable conditions, Oakley's hydrophobic lens coating repels water, oils, and even dust.
|RATE OF TRANSMISSION||CONTRAST||PROTECTION INDEX||CONDITIONS|
|RUBY CLEAR IRIDIUM®*||92%||increased||0||indoor|
|HIGH INTENSITY YELLOW IRIDIUM®*||86%||increased||0||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|
|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|
|BLUE IRIDIUM®*||15%||increased||2||flat to low light|
|+RED® IRIDIUM®||18%||increased||3||bright light|
|VR28® BLACK IRIDIUM®*||18%||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|
|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|
|24K IRIDIUM®*||11%||increased||3||bright light|
|GOLD IRIDIUM®*||12%||increased||3||intense sun|
|DARK BRONZE||12%||increased||3||intense sun|
|WARM GREY||12%||increased||3||intense sun|
|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|
|BROWN GRADIENT||38%||increased||2||flat to low light|
|BLACK GRADIENT||35%||neutral||2||flat to low light|
|VR50� BROWN GRADIENT||25%||increased||2||medium light|
|DARK BROWN GRADIENT||24%||increased||2||medium light|
|BLACK VIOLET GRADIENT||23%||increased||2||sunny|
|G40� BLACK GRADIENT||22%||increased||2||sunny|
|BLACK GREY GRADIENT||20%||neutral||3||sunny|
|LIGHT GREY POLARIZED||35%||neutral||2||partly cloudy|
|AMBER POLARIZED**||30%||increased||2||partly cloudy|
|AMBER BLACK IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED||18%||neutral||3||partly cloudy|
|SHALLOW BLUE� IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED||21%||increased (angling specify)||2||sunny|
|00® RED IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED||20%||increased||3||sunny|
|00® GREY POLARIZED||17%||neutral||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|
|+RED® IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED||18%||increased||3||intense sun|
|DEEP BLUE� IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED||17%||neutral (angling specific)||3||intense sun|
|FIRE IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED||16%||increased||3||intense sun|
|G30� POLARIZED||15%||increased||3||intense sun|
|00 BLUE IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED||13%||increased||3||intense sun|
|VR28® GOLD IRIDIUM® POLARIZED||11%||increased||3||intense sun|
|00® BLACK IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED||10%||increased||3||intense sun|
|VR29® BLACK IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED||10%||neutral||3||intense sun|
|ICE IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED||9%||neutral||3||intense sun|
|BLACK IRIDIUM® POLARIZED*||9%||increased||3||intense sun|
|GOLD IRIDIUM® POLARIZED*||9%||increased||3||intense sun|
|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
What community has to say
Really enjoy these glasses. They block out wind very well and I'm excited to try road biking with them once I get out of the mountains from winter.
I have been wearing oakley's for years. They're lightweight, comfortable and the lenses are easily replaced.
hands down bet running glasses. I recommend these for any active wear. Some people would rather have rudys for running but those don't look as cool. These look cool enough for casual were and for driving around. For cycling, i find larger glasses to work better.
Best Sunglasses Ever!
I got my first pair of Flak Jackets as a door prize gift and loved them! They fit my face well and look good! I bought another pair a year later because my lenses got all scratched up from taking them through canyons. I would use the old pair for canyoneering and the new pair for driving and day use. They were so stylish that 2 of my friends also bought them! I will definitely buy another pair when the time comes to replace the ones I have now!
These things rock. I have been an oakley fan for the last 11 years or so. Never been disappointed. I got these because my new job need more wrap around eye protection. I had a pair of half jackets that I was very happy with but they were 3+ years old and getting tired. These glasses give me ANSI Z87 rated protection from flying debris and keep me stylin'. The polarization is a plus to keep glare down when I'm off playing after work.
Bottom Line: Buy them. If you can keep a decent pair of shades around then this is what you need!
A great compromise between wire-frames and M-frames. Able to wear these around town and still out adventuring. Plus, in my opinion they look a little better than the Half-Jackets... which look a little too roundish for.
Birthday gift for hubby
Hubby opened 'em up and loved the color combo of the frame and lenses. He played golf wearing them for the first time yesteray and LOVED them! Very happy with the purchasing process and shipping was quick.
Tried a pair on at a local store, but wanted a better price. After two other retailers couldn't get me the shooting package of the non-polarized version, I settled on the polarized version.
The glasses stay in place during my running and biking. I need to get some lighter tints now that it is getting dark so early. The only real issue I have is that my bike helmet strap and some of my hats make me shift the ear pieces into less than optimal positions.
Nice case and cleaning sock.
Sore under my eyes
I have bought a new pair if flack jackets this year and they are really good i love them but when i wear them for a long periods of a time i come out in a horrible sore either side of my nose and just under my eyes and was wondering if any one else had experienced this??
Great Glasses for running/cycling
I wear these glasses for running and cycling and absolutely love them. I have an average sized head and have never had any issues with them slipping or falling off no matter how sweaty I am. I use the polarized gold iridium lenses no matter the time of day or amount of sunlight and have never had any visibility issues. Definitely not a budget item, but if you've got the money to spare you can't go wrong with these glasses.
I'd like to get the other lenses for the...
I'd like to get the other lenses for the Oakley half jackets i just bought.
Can I get these in a progressive lenses?...
Can I get these in a progressive lenses? -- Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Sunglasses - Polarized
Yes you can,but would seriously consider distance only instead because of the progressive design used and cost. I'm an eye doctor and just ordered a single vision pair instead of a progressive in this model. If using for cycling be sure you're not looking over them in a road bike posture - if not use asian design. Tint is personal --- suggest bronze or gold iridium polarized.
Do these have the HD polarized lenses?
Do these have the HD polarized lenses?
According to Oakley, "all [flak jacket] lenses feature the unbeatable clarity of Oakleys HIGH DEFINITION OPTICS® (HDO®)."
are the flak xlj larger than the half...
are the flak xlj larger than the half jacket?
The Flak XLJ are just shaped a bit differently than the half jacket. They flare a bit more to the side after it exits the bottom of the frame.
XLJ on Half jackets fit me great, where as XLJ on Flak Jackets, the flare tends to bump into my cheekbones. That fact led to the return of my Flak's.
If your talking lens size, yea.
how do i know what lens to get?
how do i know what lens to get?
i'm 564 years old play golf everyday in hot 90 degree weather...confused about lends..help
if you go on Oakley's website and look at these same glasses, there will be a tab called "lenses" where Oakley has simulated the different lens tints for different activities: golf, snow, trails, water activities and jogging.
The Oakley site has a great "tool", like the previous comment, you can "see though" different lens offerings, and choose different settings.
The best lens are the polarized/iridium lenses. For partly cloudy conditions; or biking in/out of woods, etc; or even late day or early outings, try transitions' lenses in the clear/black (which are clear in dark conditions, just like prescription lenses, and darken a bit in the sun (but not real dark).
the best sunglasses ever
I thought sunglasses were mainly the same and always bought cheap ones, in case I lost them. These sunglasses have changed my mind completely! Even with direct sun in my eyes, my eyes never hurt I don't have to squint to see. There is no place at the edge for the sun to leak in. They are very comfortable and not overly fragile. These are worth every penny.
I purchased a pair of half jackets four years ago, but have sadly outgrown them. The flak jackets are a little bigger than the half jackets, and simply amazing. i expect to get at least another four years out of these. their optical clarity, weight, and durability are unmatched; i frequently forget that i'm even wearing them.