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Bought myself a pair of these Oakley's back in December in a pre christmas sale. Even managed to knock another £15 off the price after winding up the manager about the likelihood of him not selling any due to the Lance Armstrong connection.
First of all I really like the look of these glasses. Quite a rugged style and they are brilliant at keeping dirt and grit out of my eyes while working outdoors. I have owned a few pairs of Oakley over the years but these are by far the comfiest pair yet that I have had. The feel really solid compared to most sunglasses and have stood upto being dropped a few times , being abused by my wee boy.The glasses are also polarised and I find them great for driving. The low winter sun was most certainly kept at bay by these on many a morning.
The glasses and lenses are made from all sorts of manly sounding high materials.The frames are made from Oakley trademarked O MATTER material which helps to keep them lightweight but extra strong. The legs of the glasses are made from another of Oakleys strangley titled materials. This time going by the name of UNOBTAINIUM (don't think I've ever heard that one come up on University Challenge). This material is supposed to increase the legs grip on your head by reacting to your sweat. I do admit this sounds like a dubious gimmick but it actually does seem to work and the glasses are yet to slip of which I've had happen a lot in the past while working. The lenses are coated in Iridium which does a fantastic job of reducing glare. The lenses also contain another of Oakley's uber manly materials. This time called PLUTONITE which Oakley claim filters out 100% of harmful UVA , UVB and UVC rays.
Overall these are fantastic quality sunglasses. Oakley have got everything right here and I'm sure if you can get over any anti Lance Armstrong feeling you may or not have these would make a great purchase.
Obviously Oakley have to come up with the occasionally ludicrously titled new material to justify their prices and keep them at the forefront of the eyewear market but without doubt they are serious lens and frame makers with a great eye for style and quality.
Oakley Scalpel Sunglasses - Livestrong / Sunglasses Casual Mens / Oakley is proud to team up with the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which unites people in the fight against cancer / With your purchase of the LIVESTRONG special edition eyewear, Oakley will provide $20 to the Lance Armstrong Foundation in support ....