If you’ve ever fussed with fogged-up sunglasses on a steamy climb, the brand-new Oakley Flight Jacket sunglasses can be your summertime jam.
The Flight Coat includes a tiny button at the nose bridge. Change it down and the glasses vacate and up far from your face. It could be switched back with another press of the finger.
Beyond this attribute, which Oakley calls the “Advancer” nose bridge, the Flight Coat has an additional obvious attribute to advertise air movement.
A little bit like the inverse of Oakley’s Radar sunglasses, these brand-new tones have a frameless layout on top of the lenses. The look is quite different, likely polarizing, which is very on-brand for Oakley.
The rest of the sunglasses structure is reminiscent of the Jawbreaker, with formed temples and reasonably thick frameworks under the lenses. The rubber nose piece as well as holy places really feel quite similar to the Jaw Breaker. The lens can be removed, yet unlike the Jaw Breaker, it isn’t suggested to be on a regular basis exchanged out for various other colors.
When traveling, the Advancer switch is reasonably easy to turn up or down. Since we were riding in awesome completely dry problems, fogging had not been an issue. However the enhanced air movement was extremely obvious.
The Advancer does slightly move the temples on the side of your head, which can be a little uncomfortable if they hinder your safety helmet’s retention system. The holy places could be switched for two size choices to treat this worry. Nonetheless, they do not promptly slide in or out to adjust their length on the fly.
Overall, the Trip Coat rests a bit greater on the face than a set of Jawbreaker sunglasses. They likewise really feel much better-ventilated than their goggle-like kin, even more much like a Radar, however not quite as high as a pair of EVZero sunglasses.
While the frame layout advertises air flow, the frameworks beneath the lens do obstruct peripheral vision a little. This is no worse than the Jawbreaker, however if you’re accustomed to a frameless design, like the EVZero or a pair of Smith’s Assault sunglasses, for instance, you could discover the frameworks from the corner of your eye.
If you live in a place where slow, steamy climbs up are the norm, the Trip Jacket could be the ticket. Those who seldom trouble packing sunglasses right into helmet vents when they start to schvitz have less reasons to go with these brand-new Oakleys, unless they want the most recent look.