See it, slay it.
- Tough Plutonite lenses block out 100% of UVA, UVB, UVC, and harmful blue rays
- Rigid outer frame and flexible inner frame yield a durable but form-fitting design that doesn't cramp your nasal cavity
- Three-layer fleece foam liner is soft and smooth on your face and dries quickly after you rag-doll for a hundred yards and sweat while retrieving your gear
- Dual top lens vents and F3 Fog Technology prevents interior condensation during hikes and after falls
- Interchangeable strap outriggers let you fine-tune the fit to your helmet or helmet-free riding
- Comes with two differently shaded lenses (and a soft case) that match high and low-light conditions, but Oakley offers many more lens options (sold separately)
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This goggle is great for any skier. It has a fast way of swapping lens. Within 30secs you can switch from a low-light lens to a bright lens. The lens are very durable and scratch resistant, meaning most scratches can be buffed out with the micro-fibre case that is included. The handy carrying case makes it easy to store your goggles when not in use. The FOV (field of visoin) is very wide and allows you to maximize your vision while skiing. The shape of the goggle fits to most helmets. I have the Bern Macon and it fits perfectly to the helmet leaving no gap. Overall these goggles are great and i would suggest them to anyone. However, if Oakley isn't your thing than the Smith I/O or I/OX are a great option as well. All 3 of these goggles a basically identical with small differences.
Well designed switchable lens goggle. Easy to switch lens while riding the lift without smudging the lens. Comfortable fit and strap fits a helmet well. Large assortment of replacement lenses available down to 90% VLT if you ski in snowy or night conditions.
Googles fit right and are clear enough. The two lens' are really useful when alternating between sunny and cloudy days and if you have a garage sale and need a new lens you have an extra. Price is a little much but the Price Guarantee ensures your getting the best deal for at least a month (I got $70 back when they went on sale in the spring) and the googles just looks good!
Which one is better, black iridium or dark grey?
It's more a personal preference but the dark grey lense is for brighter days as it allows less light in and the black iridium would be more of a medium light lense. Since the airbrakes do come with 2 lenses, your better option would probably be the dark grey in my opinion.
Great! thank you very much!
Your welcome, glad I could help.
Does this model come with the Asia fit?
This model can be bought with Asian fit but it is not available on Backcountry.
I previously had crowbars and I was basically looking for a similar goggle, but with an interchange-able lens (for changing light, massive powder stack etc), which is exactly what the airbrakes are.
Being like the crowbars they suit a fat-melon head like mine! They are a large profile goggle.
The lens changing is extremely simple, I've had no problem with the seal between lens and goggle frame (as other reviews suggest, I'd send it back if that was the case).
Ferchrissakes don't complain about them fogging if you hike with them on, that happens to any goggle.
I have a smith vantage helmet and they fit fine together.
has anyone had a good crash with these? i would really like to buy them but i fear that if i hit my head good they look like they might break
they're built very similar to the Crowbar/ Splice. The goggles will be fine. If you're worried about hitting your head good, buy a helmet.
I've been through a couple nasty spills with these bad boys, never had an integrity issue, nor any fogging or freezing (I haven't hiked in them yet, however).
I was skiing and hit a cliff,double ejected, landed on my face, and then tommied down the hill! Goggles not only were fine, but not a scratch on the lens.
Too pricey fog up way too easy I get a little sweaty and they start fogging up or fog up on powder days I went back to wearing my 60 dollar dragons no fog no problems I hate airbreak waste of money in my opinion
I bought these last season and really liked the optics, fit, look and the easy lens changes but found them to be fatally flawed. On storm days days snow would get inside the goggle lens at the bottom on either side of the nose. The lens is basically only secured at the sides and thus allows for a less-than-tight seal between lens and goggle frame--fine for bluebird but no good in storm conditions.
These goggles are great. I like the new lens changing system that Oakley has used with this goggle. Changing lenses literally only takes about 30 seconds. The lens is great for sunny days and blocks out the UV rays very well.
These are by far my favorite goggles. The ventilation is great and they never fog up, even in those long lift lines. They come with two different lenses, one is more for sunny days and one for overcast or night. You can change the lenses within seconds. The best changing system i have ever seen. I will have these for a long time and put them to good use.
Great visibility, airflow, comfort, etc. I found the lens to scratch fairly easily. good thing they interchange so easily!
I like these better than my Smith I/O mainly because there is ZERO fogging. The lense swap is about as easy and simply as it could get, and the peripheral is great with these. Not to mention they look sick.
Fit great with my Bern helmet.
Love the interchangeability of the lenses and the quality of the glass. But it does have issues. peripheral vision. They fit very close around the eyes and are very deep limiting peripheral vision. It was a bit like looking through a periscope. You would think with all that glass you would see more. They also didn't seal well with my giro seam helmet. Possibly would work better on someone with a smaller face/head.
So I just got the Airbrake goggle and I am very impressed with the design and ability to easily interchange the lenses. I have not tested this out on the slopes yet (this weekend in Tahoe I will), but I am anticipating great things!
I also purchased the Bandito Face Mask ($60) from Oakley and sadly I am really disappointed with this item. I was so excited for this accessory until I tried attaching it to the Airbrake goggle. I literally spent 25 minutes trying to attach the poorly designed plastic aligner to the goggle. I honestly thought I was going to break my goggle in half trying to force the attachment into the nose bridge. Secondly, this accessory is not user friendly if you wear a helmet (Salomon Patrol C.Air Mike Douglas Model). The Velcro strap wraps behind your head and as soon as you put your helmet on it slides down your neck. My work around was to just tuck the straps up into sides of the helmet. Thirdly, if you want to take your goggles off quickly to get some air the face mask gets in your face if you prop the goggle above the brow or front of helmet. Lastly, the act of taking the attachment off is extremely violent as well. I am 100% certain that the plastic prongs on this will break eventually (I am also too afraid to take the mask off because I don't want to spend another 25 minutes trying to get it back on!).
I rate the Oakley Bandito Facemask at a weak 2/5 stars. (This item could be really awesome if they actually designed it and tested it correctly)
Pros: Looks really cool
Cons: Totally botched functionality
How could this be better you ask?
The attachement needs to have an easy on/off design. I was thinking that a strong magnet to bond the two would work nicely and it would be really easy to take on and off with the right amount of force (think iPad magnetic cover).
Implement a second latch that locks the attachment in place like the lens locking system (I prefer the magnet aspect personally)
This needs to be tested/modified so that it can work with people who have helmets.
I hope this was helpful!
How do these fit with the RED hi fi II?
I had my pair of A-Frames for 6 years and almost upgraded last year to the Splice's. When looking at them i kept seeing all the different lens choices and couldn't decide on a light or dark light contrast and figured i would purchase a lens for the other extreme. I'm glad i held off for a year and bought the Airbrake which comes with 2 lens options. Great comfort, visibility and air flow. Switching lens's is amazing and quick. Not to mention the nice case and lens sleeve that they come with.
It's pretty hard to argue a case for any optics company on the market today having better quality than Oakley. Smith is definitely a close second, but if you do a little research into what makes Oakley's frames and lenses (which you should do) you'll find that they are truly a cut above the rest. Now, for the Airbrake specifically. This is definitely Oakley's answer to the Smith I/O, which is very possibly the best and most advanced goggle ever made... until now. One part Oakley's killer optics and one part a far superior lens interchange system makes the Airbrake the king of the block. Unless you simply can't afford them, it's logically the only choice. Do it, your eyes will thank you. As for a lens recommendation, the dark gray and hi-yellow arsenal covers you for pretty much every situation.
Oakley goggles are the absolute best goggles available. None are even close. That said Oakley has really outdone themselves with the Airbrake. The lens swap is a snap. I highly recommend these especially if you like to change lenses frequently.
Love these goggles, super easy to change lenses, high quality craftsmanship that you would expect from Oakley.... and they are look sikkkkkk