Product Type: Oakley Sunglasses Gabbana
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Oakley Half Jacket Review
Oakley Half Jacket
Member Name: MattyTM
Oakley Half Jacket
Advantages: Perfect design as always
Oakley are the leaders in sunglasses' design and the have yet another perfect product in their Half Jackets.
Why are they so good? Because they create stunning products that are aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to wear. The Half Jackets look awesome, the matted grey version look great and don't have the cheap tacky holiday look that so many glossy imitations have when you're going along the promenade and glance into the various £1 stores littering the place.
They lie on the bridge of your nose and you could be forgiven for not even realising they were there if not for the shaded tint now covering your eyes. The rubber covering the bridge is neither obtrusive (as in you cannot see it out of the corner of your eyes, a pet hate with sunglasses') or painful and will not leave you with giant red marks even if you wear them for most of the day.
The lenses are crystal clear as if they were made by Zeiss themselves. Made by Oakley or Luxxotica they are both hard wearing and easy to see through. Another issue so many cheap sunglasses' pose is the ability to give the wearer headaches especially when wearing alongside contact lenses. Oakley never suffer from this problem.
Half Jackets are also very hard-wearing. The lenses despite being almost as thin as a sheet of paper will withstand sandstorms, gravel, general scratching and as reported on a few years ago will happily take a grenade fragment, although I would recommend alternative eyewear in such a situation. The arms will also take a severe beating being bent back and forth and form personal experience sat on numerous times, and still they wear like they are still brand new.
The pair I bought where a little big for my face and yet the still gripped my head perfectly, the arms sat over my ears nicely and I never worried about them falling forwards or lifting of my nose. I used to wear them whilst playing cricket and in the past had issues with sunglasses bouncing all over my nose while chasing a stray ball, no such issue with these sunglasses.
Value for money wise these truly are worth every penny. Why go through spending £5 every holiday on a new pair of glasses' that will break long before you fly home when you can get these for around £60 and they will last you decades.
Overall they are great pair of sunglasses; they will withstand most anything both from the user and the elements. They look great and put the cheap tack seen around to shame, but I guarantee if you buy a set you'll proudly wear them on your head. I even see people wear them at night, although it still baffles as to why.
Summary: A great pair of sunglasses' that will last you years