Donning Oakley’s Flak Jacket, you immediately notice the clarity and crispness of the lens and the comfortable fit. Proprietary technologies, such as the impressive hydrophobic lens coating and HDO optics, put these glasses at the high end of the scale.
However, cycling-specific they are not. The actual lens is quite small and doesn’t form a complete cover over your eye, and the tint (black iridium), although excellent for ‘normal’ use, is not great for the bike, especially on low light days. You can upgrade lenses but, at £70-80 more, for the polarized option it’s not cheap. They are, however, a pleasure to run in, with no movement and plenty of airflow to remove any moisture. In short, a high-quality pair of glasses for the run, but if you’re looking for a pair to use on the bike, then go elsewhere.
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