Oakley Men's Jawbone LIVESTRONG Sunglasses,Polished Black/Black Iridium,one size
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- O Matter Plastic frame
- Oakley Plutonite Polycarbonate lens
- 100% UV protection coating
- Lens width: 65 mm
- Lens height: 38 mm
- Bridge: 15 mm
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In honor of The Lance himself, his foundation, and his superhero-like fight against cancer, Oakley offers this special Livestrong edition of the Jawbone. The upper part of the frame is polished Black, with Livestrong Yellow "Jawbone" lower frame. The lenses are vented Black Iridium. Black Iridium is 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. And with every purchase of a set of Oakley Jawbone Livestrong Edition glasses, Oakley will donate $20 to the Livestrong Foundation.After all these years of Oakley boasting about the best optics in the business, meaning seeing clearer and with less distortion than just about anything else, they've gone out and beat their best. How? They did it by changing that which arguably makes sport shades sport shades. The pressure-fit lens. The lens that is held by only a small portion of the frame and can be removed. In order for your riding eyewear to do it's thing, the lens and frame are separate components with the lens probably being held in the frame by a notch in the lens or lenses and that notch matching a tab in a frame. In order to hold, there's likely some flexing of plastic going on. That flexing causes distortion. The more sensitive of us can really feel it, the rest probably just sense it. Rigid frames and rigid lenses can minimize this distortion, but have a hard time totally removing it. The Oakley Jawbone doesn't use pressure to hold in the lens. The Jawbone lens is clamped into place, both firmly and softly, by the hinged jawbone on the lower part of the glasses. Oakley calls this Switchlock technology.
Oakley was created for world-class athletes, those who see the limits of possibility as just another challenge. Their dedication drives the brand to look beyond the conventional ideas of industry standards. It's in Oakley's DNA to identify problems, create inventions, and wrap those inventions in art. And simply to make things better than anyone thought possible. Decades of Oakley innovation have been awarded more than 540 patents that elevate physics to the level of art. Technologies transcend sports to enhance the lives of consumers, and more than 110 countries now enjoy a full array of market-leading products including premium sunglasses, goggles, prescription eyewear, apparel, footwear and accessories. These products represent Oakley's commitment to excellence - a passion that redefines what is possible for those who defy their own limits.
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 3.6 x 3.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- ASIN: B002A6OLF2
- Item model number: 04-211_
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 23, 2009
- Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Top Customer Reviews
Quite simply, these are the BEST riding glasses I've ever owned. I don't say this lightly. I've been riding 10+ years and have had just about every brand, including Vuarnet, other Oakleys, Ray Ban, etc. You name it, I've tried it in search of the "perfect" riding specs.
Fit: I have an average face, and these are a dream. They don't squeeze my temples at all, and the arms are flexible enough to ensure a tight fit without hurting. The biggest benefit is the lower and upper frame fits against my cheek and brow, keeping wind and road debris out. It is also large enough to keep sunlight out of the top and sides, and peripheral vision is not compromised at all.
Optics: Nothing beats polarized lenses. A quick review: Light comes in waves (see: quantum mechanics) and this causes natural distortion as the light bends across the eye's own lens and hits the retina. Polarized lenses dramatically decrease this distortion (too detailed to explain here). That means you see that pebble from 100 feet instead of 15, that small hole from 200 feet instead of 40. It is AMAZING how clearly you see things. I ride one route very regularly, so I know every nook and cranny of it. At least I thought I did. The first ride on that same course with the Jawbones exposed some hidden dangers I had never seen with my Oakley Scalpels, Laser, or Flak Jackets (or any other glasses for that matter). It is amazing what TRUE polarization provides. Now, you often see the word "polarized" advertised on glasses costing less than $100, and that is a bunch of b.s. You can't do it right for such a low cost. Why do you think Ray Bans all cost $125 and up? Because they do polarization right. And so does Oakley.Read more ›
The sunglasses are gorgeous, I always admired the Oakley Jawbones. I'm hispanic so I tend to have a slightly dark, tanned skin color and have a long and skinny face but with a strong jawline. The yellow on the bottom adds a really nice touch. Now, it does take time to get used to how they look because the yellow is really bright but it does look really good. Since I'm slightly dark, my skin balances the really bright yellow. They might not look too good on those who are slightly pale especially with the yellow on the backs of the legs of the glasses.
The Jawbones are made of a nice and sturdy plastic. I've always trusted Oakley with the build quality and this pair does not differ from my standards for them. They are just as strong. The lenses are replaceable and the glasses have maneuvering to add/remove new lenses. Just lift the nosepiece, lower the "jaw" and replace. Easy.
This is going to sound pretty funny but when I got these I told my girlfriend to push them into my face (to test how well I can be protected from impact).Read more ›
The Jawbone glasses have a lower lip that extends a below the frame and provides a little more eye protection. I've taken a small rock to the face on more than one ride and know how easily a rock can fly up under a lens. The Radars don't have any lower lip and leaves some room for a rock to potentially sneak through and hit your eye.
While I'm sure this is not a big deal to some people and the Radars are a great choice, the lower lip makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
It was a tough decision too because I like the fact that the Radars give you a little more visibility by not having the lower lip.
Also, Oakley uses a patented lens material they call "Plutonite" which is extremely durable. No rocks are going to be breaking through my lenses! After looking at the Oakley website, I learned that their Plutonite also provides exceptional visibility, which is important when going downhill at speeds over 50mph!
One other thing that I like about both pairs of Oakleys, but really like about the Jawbone, is the ease of changing lenses. I sweat a lot, thanks to my family DNA, and it's nice to quickly change my lenses at the group rendevous point without hassle. The Jawbones make changing my lenses easy enough to swap in less than 2 minutes.
Either way, I only use Oakley and wanted a good pair of glasses that I could count on for eye protection, great visibility, and general good looks!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect for both biking and running. The lens is vented to keep moisture from building up inside.Published 17 months ago by mark burnhauser
Excellent delivery and I love the product I have no other issues with this product. I is exactly what I expected and need.Published 23 months ago by T. Thibault
Originally bought these sunglasses for cycling, and now wear them all the time. The interchangeable lenses makes it easy to swap in the polarized lenses (which I bought separately)... Read morePublished on November 17, 2013 by B. Warren
Great sunnies, very suitable for cycling. Love wearing them. the overall package with replacement lenses, holder and cleaning materials tops off the the deal.Published on April 20, 2013 by Mr. Peter Alan Hunt
These glasses are really nice and attractive. They fit well on a small face too. I would definitely recommend them.Published on February 17, 2013 by Honzstang
I purchased these from a friend for $120 so that being said idk ab 220 but for 120 i am very happy. Came with tons of accesories and cool case and different lense option. Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by Jamesray
The sunglesses are awsome. Robust, have a inteligent design, fits perfectly and have a nice case and with accessories. I'm completely satisfied!Published on December 21, 2012 by Andrei Helayel Maia
Excellent product of the highest quality, specifically bought so I could add prescription lenses to complement the lenses that came with the product. Read morePublished on November 30, 2012 by Roy
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