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Although I´ve owned plenty of pairs of sunglasses, I keep coming back to Oakleys - and this is one case that the price is justified, as the real thing is so much better than the knock-offs. Shamefully, I used to buy "replica" Oakleys, but they never lasted more than a couple of months and worked out as a false economy. I now own two pairs of real Oakleys and have had them for five and four years respectively, without any signs of damage or wear and tear. If you look after them, they´ll last you ages. Although they cost around a hundred pounds (it´s a good idea to buy at airports before international flights to save on the tax), you´ll get plenty of use out of them and they´ll last years. This particular product - the Straight Jacket series - is one of my favourites, which its smooth lines and classic, recognisable Oakley look. It has the logo on either side and the name on the bridge of the nose at the front. It´s made of a tough, hard-wearing plastic that´s also very light to wear. The lenses filter out UV rays and offer a clear, colour-realistic image, and are easy to clean. I find that the design, where everything fits together well, stops dirt getting in the cracks, and keeps everything clean and new-looking. The glasses fit really comfortably, and are neither too tight nor loose so it seems like they´ll fall off. They´ll sit happily on your head and you´ll hardly notice they´re there. I can´t recommend this product enough - if you like sunglasses, they´re just great - I would suggest buying a pod, or case to house them in, as it´s worth protecting such an investment - however in this case, you can use non-official products, which are just as good as keeping your glasses safe.
Im a great fan of Oakley, although I only have the one pair of their sunglasses, the Straight Jackets. Oakley simply make some of the best sunglasses in the business, light, strong, and sublime styling at the cutting edge of design. The Straight Jackets are certainly no exception with a range of colours and frames available. I have a silvers frame with blue flames coming out from reflective 'ice' lenses. There are about twenty different coloured lenses and around 5-10 different frame options for the Straight Jackets. The Straight Jackets, as with all Oakleys are built to perfection and the hinges etc. feel solid. I do alot of mountain biking which certainly knocks you about at the level I ride and these have not so much as slipped. This is thanks to the rubbery grips that lock behind you head keeping the glasses glued to you head. Also sport wise they provide a good range of vision, although if you are buying sunglasses specifically for sport the M-frames and several others are a better choice. Despite being locked to head the Oakleys are so light and so well deigned after a few minutes you hardly know your wearing them. The optics are crystal clear as you would expect. On top of the standard lenses available for those who usually wear glasses who don't like contacts are perscription lenses. If you want to know for what strength the straight jackets are for about -4.0 to +4.0. Oakleys have the general warranty for build quality, but I'm not sure exactly how long, more than long enough though, if you know please let me know and I'll upgrade this opinion. Oakleys as you probably know don't come cheap, and the Straight Jackets are no exception. Expect to pay around £125 for a pair of these. If your considering perscription lenses these generally cost a steep £70-100 more, and be sure to buy these from Oakley and not get them fitted elsewhere or you'll void you warranty . Over the top you might say, but I reckon as a one of buy they are worth it, though make up your mind, especially with the state of British weather at the moment.