A high-performance sport shade that adapts to the many hours you spend raging outside.
The Oakley Fast Jacket comes in two styles. The XL is the one with the larger lenses. As with the Fast Jacket, you're getting Oakley's latest advance, the Switchlock, applied to open edge lens architecture. You get the benefits of their race-specific Jawbone in a style that is technical enough to be worn during hard riding and casual enough to hang out at the beach.
Looking at the Fast Jackets, you notice the stainless steel Switchlock. Put a pair in your hands, you can feel how light and balanced they are. Put them on and look into the distance, then down at your watch, then over to the corner, and you'll see the benefits of having pinch-free lens mounting. Like the Jawbone, the Fast Jacket has a hinge, Switchlock technology they call it, that locks the lenses into place. This means that it's easy to change lenses, and there is absolutely no distortion whatsoever, taking Oakley's famed XYZ Optics up another notch.
The Switchlock is easy. Open it up, the lens drops out. Insert the lens, lock the stainless steel Switchlock lever, and the lens is firmly in place. Aesthetically, the finished stainless adds nice visual pop to the already attractive package. The XL in the name means the lenses are larger, with more coverage than the Fast Jacket.
The Oakley Fast Jacket XL comes in three colors, and each comes with two sets of lenses. One is for sunny days, the other for overcast. The Chrome FMJ (Full Metal Jacket) comes with Blue Iridium and Jade Iridium lenses. The Lemon Peel comes with Fire Iridium and Persimmon lenses. The Polished Black comes with Black Iridium and Persimmon lenses. The lenses come packaged in a soft vault (aka hard case). Finally, the glasses also come with two sets of nosepieces to best customize fit.
- Both lens sets are made with impact-resistant Plutonite with a glare-reducing Iridium coating to enhance optical clarity, especially on the road or water
- Lens blocks 100% of UV rays and harmful blue light up to 400nm
- The highly curved 8.75 base lens geometry ensures better peripheral coverage to keep the setting sun out of your eyes
- Three-point fit means that the adjustable, interchangeable Unobtainium nose pads and temple grips keep the shade secured and react with your sweat to increase grip during activity
- Oakley's cushioned lens suspension system and XYZ Optics reduce distortion in all peripherals while riding or running
- The lens features a frameless bottom for maximizing your field of vision
- The XL suits extra large face sizes
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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These glasses are the best Oakley has made. Fit is spot on and the interchange lens system is easy and hassle free. If you are looking for the new best this is it. Definitely grab these even if you don't need them you will love them!
- Gender: Male
I guess I shouldn't complain about the fact that they're big since they are called the XL, but they really are just a bit wide, at least for MY face. The trade-off however, is the great coverage this provides. I compare them to the flaks, and the splits which I also own, and would have to say the coverage is better for sure, but the look seems to be a little more bulky, and as said in the "Zach Pina" review, they feel slightly heavier on the face despite Oakley's claim to similar weights.
Over all, I won't downplay them too much. (4 stars) Because I wear them all the time, and the Jade lens with the crome frame is a sweet combination. And the easy switch to other lenses is by far easier than either of the aforementioned. Peace.
I got these glasses before the third day of track nationals, and they are a huge step up from my old Ryder VTXs, which were already great glasses. They have since withstood almost daily abuse. the optical clarity is fantastic, the lens swaps are simple, and the frame is very lightweight. five stars, ill be using fast jackets for quite a while.
The Fast Jacket is the latest in a long line of pieces in the 'Jacket' line (Half Jacket, Straight Jacket, Flak Jacket, etc.), and quite unequivocally, the greatest. Finally, a design that brings everything to the table; Oakley's amazing optics, a lightweight and comfortable frame, excellent facial coverage (lenses are significantly larger than the Flaks), and a truly interchangeable lens system (easier than even the Jawbone, whose Switchlock tends to stiffen over time). Nice being able to change lenses without a flowchart, or fear of breaking the frame, as common with previous Jacket iterations. Granted, because of the alloy elements in the Switchlock functionality, the Fast Jacket is somewhat heavier than a Radar or a Flak Jacket, however, according to Oakley, their weight is actually identical to that of the Jawbone.
Extremely impressed with this piece - another true evolution in sports sunglasses.
The Fast Jacket is the latest in a long line of pieces in the 'Jacket' line (Half Jacket, Straight Jacket, Flak Jacket), and quite unequivocally, the greatest. Finally, a design that brings everything to the table; Oakley's amazing optics, a lightweight and comfortable frame, excellent facial coverage (lenses are significantly larger than the Flaks), and a truly interchangeable lens system. Nice being able to change lenses without a flowchart, or fear of breaking the frame, as common with previous Jacket iterations. Extremely impressed with this piece - another true evolution in sports sunglasses.