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Description

Protect your eyes like Lance; fight cancer like a champion.

There's an argument to be made for owning one set of all-purpose sunglasses -- one performance-oriented enough for race day, but fashionable enough for everyday usage -- and no set of Oakleys does this better than the Flak Jacket. The Flak Jacket retains all of the fantastic optical and fit attributes of the Radar, the M-Frame, and the Zero, but it does so in a design that doesn't look out of place outside of a sporting context.

Flak Jackets are an especially great choice for cyclists because, like the Radar, their frame design doesn't inhibit your peripheral vision in the least. Their O-Matter polymer frame is all-but-weightless, and like all Oakleys they contact you only at the bridge of your nose and behind your temples. This retains the optics in perfect alignment and eliminates the discomfort you get from frames that hook around your ears and mount with unbalanced pressure points. The earstems are sheathed in Unobtanium to further ensure the comfort and security of the frame fit, an Oakley innovation that increases grip as your sweat. And O-Matter frames have amazing durability not only for the abuse of packing and unpacking them from your backpack, but for impact-resistance in case you crash.

While the wrapped lens of the Flak Jacket optimizes peripheral vision and protection, such extreme contours can cause optical distortion (called refraction) due to the bending of light. Oakley utilizes XYZ Optics in the Flak Jacket to prevent refraction by achieving precise orientation between lens curvature and the human eye. This creates clarity at all angles of view, even along the periphery of the lens. The lens itself is made from Plutonite to provide you with superior comfort, clarity, and protection against impact and ultraviolet radiation. Plutonite blocks 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light.

This special edition Flak Jacket commemorates the Livestrong fight against cancer. If you read "It's Not About The Bike", you might recall that Lance said that only three of his sponsors stood strong alongside him when he was diagnosed with cancer: Nike, Giro, and Oakley. He said he'd have allegiance to them forever. It's a pretty moving bit of loyalty, and it's one we think of every time we see these glasses. The Black frames feature a subtle bit of "Livestrong Yellow", and they come with a Black Iridium lens -- a superb choice for the spring and summertime. It transmits only 10% of the available light to your eyes, also making it ideal for bright, sunny days. The great thing about Oakley Iridium lenses is that the Iridium coating creates a uniform filtering layer that optimizes contrast and reduces glare. It's what makes Oakley optics markedly superior to any other glasses out there.

Oakley donates $20 to the Lance Armstrong Foundation for every set of Livestrong glasses sold, including these Flak Jackets.

Tech Specs

Interchangeable Lens:
yes
Polarized:
no
Nose Pads:
yes, Unobtanium
Recommended Use:
cycling, casual, boating, golf

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

great

These are great if you are into cycling, running, or anything else outdoors or athletic. I even put a set of clear lenses in and use them for racquetball. They fit my medium size head great and they have no distortion whatsoever.

5 5

Great All-around Shades

These are great if you are into cycling, running, or anything else outdoors or athletic. I even put a set of clear lenses in and use them for racquetball. They fit my medium size head great and they have no distortion whatsoever.

5 5

Great All-around Shades

These are great if you are into cycling, running, or anything else outdoors or athletic. I even put a set of clear lenses in and use them for racquetball. They fit my medium size head great and they have no distortion whatsoever.

Unanswered Question

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Is Lens style...

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Is Lens style XLJ available with Livestrong Flack Jacket?
Does it come with regular and high nose pieces?

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Hi, I was just wondering how you remove...

Hi, I was just wondering how you remove the arms from Oakley Flak Jackets in order to change the temple earsock?
Thanks

4 5

Cool glasses

Used this glasses when traning and racing on my mountain bike and they are pretty cool for that job. Nice fit even with the helmet on. + you look like a champion with these glasses on :-) even if you'r not..

Unanswered Question

im looking for replacement lenses for the...

im looking for replacement lenses for the livestrong flak jacket. i want the livestrong on the bottom of the lense where can i get those?

Do these have sufficient side protection...

Do these have sufficient side protection for mountaineering/glacier use? I know Julbo's will probably be best for glacier use but want something a little more versatile.

Best Answer Responded on

Some might consider them enough but for my money I'd go with something which has a little better protection. These allow quite a bit of light to come through the bottom/sides.

How do i change the ear socks myself

How do i change the ear socks myself

Responded on

Generally they just slide off. Sometimes you will have to get just a little water down there to loosen things up but they're normally not too bad.

"The existing Flak jacket lenses (sold...

"The existing Flak jacket lenses (sold separately) are easily interchangeable for lighter or darker lenses depending on the lighting conditions of the moment."

Does this mean I'm only paying for the frames?

Responded on

This set of glasses does come with lenses. The description, though poorly written, means that you can buy additional lenses such as these:http://www.backcountry.com/store/OAK1400/Oakley-Flak-Jacket-Standard-Replacement-Lens.html