Oakley's new women's and casual eyewear - Interbike 2012

Warmup, Break Point, Twentysix.2, Big Taco and Garage Rock

In addition to the new Radarlock and Crosslink we showed you back in March, Oakley is also bolstering its range of women's crossover eyewear for 2013. Five new models are intended to serve both casual and performance needs with eye-catching styling but functional accents like grippy Unobtainium inserts in the earstems and nosepieces.

The Warmup (US$120-170 depending on lens) features large-coverage lenses but an ultralight weight. The Break Point (US$130-180), on the other hand, sports a similar size but a more squared-off look and thicker-gauge frame.

The new Forehand (US$120-170) looks to be a more evolved version of Oakley's evergreen Frogskins glasses with a minimally curved frame and classic shape. For those seeking a more Jackie O look, though, there's the new Backhand (US$120-170) with giant lenses and a distinctively retro appearance.

Finally, the new Twentysix.2 (US$130-180) expands on the retro theme with an aviator-look shape but with softened lines and more modern colors.

Oakley showed off two new men's casual performance models as well. The new Big Taco (US$120-180) is built with large-format lenses in a modern, squared-off style while the new Garage Rock (US$120-170) looks to be more of a cross between the current Jupiter and Frogskins models with its more retro shape.

Naturally, all of the new glasses will be offered in multiple frame colors and lens tints when they arrive in stores October 1.

Oakley's new Garage Rock looks to be a more modern offshoot of the evergreen Frogskins.

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
  • Beer of Choice: Mexican Coke
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

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