- Oakley Lenses
As my Spesh glasses have seen better days, am thinking about buying a pair of Flak Jackets (or Half Jackets – is there really much difference?)
The idea of swapping lenses appeals – a set of clear for night riding, but what for the typical dreary and overcast days? Persimmon or Yellow?Posted 8 years agoKINGTUTMember
And are they ok for those odd days when the sun appears, or will I find myself looking to purchase another lens as well?
Persimmon can be a bit bright when it gets sunny, something like a G30 or Grey lens would suit, I use Black Iridium when it gets very sunny although I was warned not to as they are so dark I'd end up hitting a skip or a parked car.Posted 8 years ago
In bright conditions, by choice I use grey or other darker lenses but I have been on plenty of rides where it started off dull so I chose persimmon and then it got sunny and never had any problem or found it too bright/etc.
Black iridium is only for idiots (which is why I have one for really really sunny road rides 🙂 )Posted 8 years agoiain1775Subscriber
half jackets here with 3 lenses – cover every situation
clear (use on nightrides)
a darker tint one (forget what) for that one summer day every year!
used yellow when snowboarding last year as well, very good
2nd the XLJ lenses being better fitPosted 8 years ago
Have Bolle safety glasses from work though – awful for biking in, too much refraction and distorsion around the edgesOnzadogSubscriber
I run M-frames and seem to like with the vented clears in a lot of the time. The yellows have not seen a lot of use. My VR28 is great for brighter but not sunny days and +ve red iridium for when I go somewhere sunny.
Just about the upgrade to Jawbones and wondering about lens selection.Posted 8 years agomartinbMember
I have some spare flakjackets, cut and paste advert from a while back
FS Flakjackets XLJ frames dark grey, lenses ICE, unworn absolutely brand new, still got HDO sticker on lens, with extra nose piece, bag and vault case
PM for further info or picsPosted 8 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
I have the following;Posted 8 years ago
VR28 – Best all round lens there is, IMHO. Used most of all of them!
Persimmon – Winter/Overcast snow conditions and some night rides (also used in place of goggles for much of my skiing!)
Yellow – Rarely comes out of the vault because of the Persimmon!
Clear – DIY/Gardening use mainly! Sometimes used on night rides.
Old school Blue Iridium – Sunny bright days on the Plain or on snow
Black Iridium – Used for really bright conditions only, as well as for a lot of sailing in the summer
Polarized VR28 – In my Square Wires. Used for posing! 8)
Gold Iridium – Again, used for bright conditions, pretty nice on snow as well.
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