Calling the Scalpel anything other than a great, versatile pair of sport sunnies ("Oakley Forceps" just doesn't have the same effect) would be something of an injustice. But after trying both, all I can find myself thinking about these, is that they're essentially a "poor man's Jawbone." Near identical optical clarity (the Plus Red Irid lenses are amazing in flat light), similar taller frame profile, and flexible, yet comfortably snug fit (thanks to the Unobtanium in the ear socks and nose pads). At first glance, they don't appear as technical as the Jawbones, due in part to their less aggressive styling, and the obvious lack of each 'jaw' hinge. The frame material is also different - still a fairly lightweight plastic - typical of many Oakley frames, but with a slightly more brittle feel.
Despite minor nit-picking on the construction, I still really like these glasses, and they've spent a great deal of time on my face in a wide variety of activities - I just reach for something else on race day.
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