RCSwrote a review of Oakley Canteen Prizm Sunglasses on April 27, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
As of writing this Backcountry has incorrect Tech Specs for the Oakley Canteen Prizm Outfield sunglasses
1. These glasses are not polarized. Prizm does not equal polarized. I checked by holding these glasses perpendicular to a pair of known polarized sunglasses and I could still see through both lenses, which is a sign that one pair is not polarized. Also held them up to a computer screen and then rotated them while viewing the computer screen through the lenses. The computer screen was always visible, it never became obscured as I rotated the glasses.
2. No unobtainium nose pads. there are pads on the ear stems but not on the nose.
3. No case. My pair only came with the normal cleaning bag.
I purchased these glasses under the impression that I was getting polarized glasses, as per the specs, that I could use for fishing. A Backcountry live chat rep even assured me that they were polarized. I was super disappointed upon receiving them when I discovered they weren't polarized. Backcountry gave me a refund but I thought they would own their mistake and swap me for a pair of polarized canteens but they didn't, disappointing me even further.
These glasses feel as if they're made more for style anyhow considering they don't have the nose pads. In the heat of summer there's nothing more annoying than glasses that slip down the bridge of your nose because of the lack of nose pads.
After all of this they actually looked really good, which made me even more pissed that I had to return them. If you're looking for a stylish pair of glasses I think you'd be pleased with these. I'm just disappointed in Backcountry, they lost a few trust points on this one.
In the photo: on the left are the Oakley Canteen Prizm Outfield glasses and on the right are a pair of Smith polarized glasses. As you can see when rotated to about 60 degree you can still see the computer screen through the Oakley's on the left but you can't through the Smith's