Oakley RadarLock Pitch sunglasses £195

Top performance but expensive

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The idea behind Oakley’s new RadarLock Pitch sunglasses is reassuringly simple – the Radar is widely regarded as one of the best sports glasses ever, let’s make it easier to use!

What they’ve come up with is Switchlock Technology. It’s a small, spring-loaded switch that sits inside the left-hand Oakley icon. Once pressed it allows the user to hinge the corner of the frame open making lens removal a doddle.

With the standard Radar, getting lenses in and out can be a dark art with the delicate lens tabs at risk of cracking. The lens quality is still the best in the game and there’s a wide choice of frame colours and lens tints and shapes. The vented numbers clear especially well and the wide profile offers superb peripheral vision and protection.

Although a replacement lens is included, they’re not cheap to buy separately (starting at £55), and starting at £195 the RadarLocks are among the most expensive riding glasses out there. 

The new Oakley RadarLock Pitch sunglasses stay in place fantastically well, even on flat-out chattery sections, and the added weight of the lock is negligible too.

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

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