With sponsored athletes including Chrissie Wellington, Miranda Carfrae, Javier Gomez and Craig Alexander, Oakley should know what triathletes want in a pair of shades. The Fast Jackets certainly look the part, combining mean and moody styling with plenty of functional features.
For your considerable cash outlay you get polished black ‘Iridium’ lenses for bright days and red ‘Persimmon’ light-enhancing lenses for dull ones; both lenses filter out 100% of UVA and UVB. Thrown in is a soft bag, zipped hard case and a cleaning ‘pen’. Prescription lenses are also available.
They’re not the lightest glasses but feel super solid, the fit was great and the Switchlock lens changing system really inspires confidence; in short, they sailed through all the tests. The top of the frame crept into our field of vision when really tucking down but this would only be a problem if you’ve got a super-aggressive aero position.
Contact : www.oakley.co.uk