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Having invested in a pricey pair of oakleys last year I decided that I should also get a case to keep them in and stop them getting scratched up and damaged when not in use. I do like to remove them as much as possible when I am on the slopes to avoid looking like a panda with goggle marks from the sun.
== The case ==
The case is semi-rigid ballistic nylon (I can't promise that it's bulletproof even with the word ballistic in there...stick to kevlar for that) and is shaped to fit the goggles well. This means that the goggles do not move around much and hence have less chance of being scratched
The case fits all Oakley snow goggles apart from from the Crowbar, Splice and Wisdom models which are a slightly different frame shape and do not fit the contours of the case.
Once empty and sitting in a backpack whilst you are bombing down a piste, the case is extremely lightweight and hardly noticeable on your back (or in a pocket). It is a bit bulky and due to being semi-rigid doesn't squash down much which is really my only technical issue with it.
The case is opened and closed using a zip which runs around the frame of the goggles. This can be a bit fiddely when wearing gloves and I have tied some cord through the zip so I don't have to take my gloves off to get to the goggles.
The Oakley case seems to be 'semi' waterproof. Being nylon it does keep out moisture when placed on the snow but I have found when my bag was subjected to a bottle with a loose lid, the case did get soaked through.
== Price ==
The Oakley goggles case sells for £30 which is very expensive in my opinion considering you can get the Oakley O-frame goggles for £30. It is worth the investment on their more expensive models, but I would go for a cheap copy rather than pay the same as the goggles cost.
Overall I am happy with the product as they protect my A-frame goggles well and have left them in near perfect consition after several years. The product looses a star due to it's bulkiness.
Having bought a pair of very expensive Oakley O frame goggles (see previous review) I needed a case to keep them in as I was really scared of ruining them. I'd purchased a goggle case online from the sunglassesshop for £27 with free delivery.
The goggle case is made out of a semi-rigid ballistic nylon shaped to fit the goggles for a very snug fit. The fit is great for preventing the goggles from being shaken around and battered inside the case and the nylon cushions any impact that might befall the case.
I didn't mind paying the £27 for the goggle case because it's a one time buy as I'm sure I'm not going to be buying anymore goggles unless I'm robbed which I'm hopeful won't happen and the case is very durable so I doubt I'd be needing to replace it. The other reason why its worth buying this sort of case for your Oakley goggles is because of the sculpted fit, you wouldn't be able to find another goggle case with a matching fit to the Oakley case. If you were to buy any type of case other than Oakley, you're goggles will be more vulnerable to damage due to the fit. So it really is worth paying that little bit extra to keep your goggles in utmost condition.
The goggles haven't gained a single scratch on the lenses all thanks to the case and I highly recommend to anyone who owns a pair of Oakley goggles to buy this goggle case for the highest quality of protection for your goggles. However, anybody owning the Crowbar, Splice or Wisdom goggle series will have to buy a differing case due to the fact that they won't fit this particular goggle case. Thanks for reading hope this helps!
Having spent £30 on a decent pair of Oakley goggles a year or so ago I decided that just keeping them loose like my old eBay pairs wouldn't do. I needed something to keep them in a decent condition and that is when I found the Oakley goggle case. Of course my goggles came in a bag which doubles up as a mist wipe but that wasn't going to protect them so I decided to part with a further £20 to buy myself one of the harder wearing cases that can be bought separately.
Of course initially I was a little put off by the £20 price tag thinking that I might as well risk it and buy another pair for just £10 more. Then I thought about it a little more and one of the cases features really sold it for me. You see this case is suitable for most of the Oakley goggles and as my next pair are likely to be the more expensive A Frame goggles then the £20 price tag wasn't quite so extortionate when you consider they cost around the £100 mark so I looked at it as more of a longer term investment.
The case itself fits almost all of the Oakley goggle brands apart from the Crowbar, Splice and Wisdom series goggles. The slightly different shape of these means they don't fit the contours of the case and as such mean the case doesn't close. The case itself is made out of a semi rigid ballistic nylon that has been sculpted to the shape of the goggles and enables them to sit comfortably and securely inside. It is fitted to ensure the goggles can't rattle about inside the case and offers a level of protection that no other case could offer.
As well as protecting the goggles the case is incredibly lightweight and doesn't increase the weight of your luggage by much, which considering the protection it offers is very helpful. Once your goggles are out of the case it's light enough to carry around in your jacket pocket for the day without you even realising it is actually there unless you are actually looking for it.
The main advantage is of course that it reduces the risk of scratches to the lenses and ensure that the performance of the lenses remains intact. It also ensures that should you drop or stand on your case that the goggles inside aren't going to be damaged. In fat I would imagine it would take something incredibly heavy being placed on top of the case for the contents to be damaged.
Overall this is an excellent accessory to have if you want to protect your Oakley goggles. Of course there are some cheaper alternatives but due to the shape and style of this case it is easily the best one to protect a pair of Oakley goggles. The only disadvantage is of course the price and in fact even that has increased to £22.60 from cyclestore.co.uk, although it's still cheaper than the original RRP of £39.99. In terms of quality and protection though these are very much worth it and justify their price by protecting one of your most invaluable pieces of equipment on a ski/snowboarding holiday.