The Oakley Sunglasses Buying Guide
As one of the leading sport performance brands in the world, Oakley delivers a range of sunglasses developed with extensive athlete input and testing. The selection of men’s eyewear comprises everything from square to D-frame silhouettes, and combines modern style with innovative lens technologies. Read on for our Oakley sunglasses buying guide, to help you narrow down the styles for you and how to keep them looking their best.
The Most Wanted Oakley Sunglasses
Oakley’s Radar EV Sunglasses
Designed using decades of research with the world's best athletes, these sunglasses are made with a Lightweight O Matter frame material and delivers an extended range of view in the upper peripheral region. It comes complete with Unobtainium™ earsocks and nose pads for increased comfort and performance and Oakley performance shield lens technology.
Oakley’s Holbrook Sunglasses
These Holbrook sunglasses are a timeless, classic design fused with modern Oakley technology. Crafted from lightweight, stress-resistant acetate, they feature a slightly curved shape and are fitted with polarized lenses for clarity and UV protection.
Oakley’s Latch Sunglasses
Taking inspiration from influential athletes, this design is shaped with a classic keyhole bridge and rounded lenses. This pair has also been engineered with a convenient clip hinge mechanism, so you can clip it to your shirt.
How To Care For Your Oakley Sunglasses
Oakley sunglasses come with a specially-woven electrostatic Microclear bag for cleaning and storage, to help protect the High Definition Optics (HDO) lenses when you’re not wearing them. We would recommend hand washing and air drying the Microclear bag regularly.
Any lenses with an Oakley Iridium lens coating, which are engineered to reduce glare and improve contrast, should be treated with special care to avoid scratching. It is best to only use the Oakley Lens Cleaning Kit to clean Oakley lens to clean and remove any dirt or smears, and avoid using any other solvents, chemicals or third party cleaning kits because they have not been tested on the label’s lenses and can possibly damage them.
- Are Oakley sunglasses durable?
Staying at the cutting edge of performance and design, Oakley creates sunglasses that are hard-wearing, durable and built to withstand everyday wear. All Oakley lenses block 100% of UVA, UVB and UVC rays, and harmful blue light up to 400 nm.
Oakley sunglasses are constructed from a range of materials including O-Matter, which is a stress-resistant frame of nylon-infused plastic, tough yet flexible C-5 Alloy and X-metal, which is a strong, lightweight titanium alloy used on all-metal frames.
The brand’s glasses lenses use Plutonite for high impact resistance and proof against shattering, while High Definition Optics ensure optical clarity, visual fidelity, and impact resistance.
- How much do Oakley sunglasses cost?
Oakley sunglasses for men retail between £74 for Fives Squared sunglasses, and £287 for some of the recognizable Holbrook styles. The unconventional Deadbolt sunglasses with Prizm™ Lens Technology and contemporary arms retails for £275, while the Eye Jacket Redux sunglasses with a bold oval silhouette retails for £400.
- Where are Oakley sunglasses manufactured?
As an American brand, Oakley has been designing and engineering its sunglasses in California since the company started in 1975. Although Oakley manufactured all its products in the USA, it now manufactures in other facilities in China and around the world. They may no longer be exclusively made in the USA, but all sunglasses still retain the brand’s premium, high-quality finish.