Oakley Radar Lock sunglasses review

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Oakley Radar Locks

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90.0 out of 5 stars

"The best glasses get overhauled and continue to lead in sports eyewear"

Monday, May 28, 2012 11.00am By

The ubiquitous Oakley Radar, the genetic code from which most other successful sports eyewear inherits at least a few attributes, has been given a lockable lens in time for the Olympics. 

A pull-back catch on the inside of the left arm releases a hinged section of the frame, which exposes the lens. Unclip the lens from the nosepiece and the right-hand edge is then easily unhooked for removal. It’s a slight fiddle until you get used to the moves and the small lock catch, but after that it’s second nature.

Lock aside, the new Radar has a few more changes that do help improve the breed without changing its core DNA. Slimmer arms match the diameter of its Jawbone model and fit better under helmet straps and retention systems. The arms also have a more positive hinge feel now, with a detent at half closure. The new nosepiece fits more easily, looks better and is less annoyingly visible when riding.

The measurement of the frame itself is, as near as we can make out, the same as the old model. But there seems to be less of the frame in our peripheral vision. So all change, then, but the unparalleled performance continues. 

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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Radar lock sunglasses (12)
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Oakley
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£239

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*Oakley Radar Lock Sunglasses - Pitch Frame Features: • Oakley Switchlock™ interchangeable lens technology for fast and easy lens changing. • Durability and all-day comfort of lightweight, stress-resistant O Matter frame material. • Integrated surge ports to channel airflow for the comfort of cooling. • Unobtainium earsocks that increase grip when you sweat. • Comfort and performance of Three-Point Fit that holds the lens in precise optical alignment. • Multiple interchangeable Unobtainium nose pad options for secure, customizable fit that maximizes comfort. • Metal icon accents. *Oakley Radar Lock Sunglasses - Pitch Lenses Features: • High Definition Optics for clarity, visual fidelity and impact resistance that meets all ANSI Z87.1 standards. • Polaric Ellipsoid lens geometry to extend clarity to the edge of a wide peripheral view. • Lens curvature that improves side protection against sun, wind and impact. • Polarized Options–Minimized glare via technology that produces the best polarized lenses on the planet. • UV protection of Plutonite lens material that filters out 100% of UVA / UVB / UVC & harmful blue light up to 400nm. • Oakley Photochromic lens options: The lens darkens and lightens in response to changing light conditions. • Iridium coated lenses that reduce glare and balance light transmission. • Vented or non-vented lens configurations. • Two lens shapes to choose from. • Oakley Authentic Prescription Lens Inserts available.

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