Surf-inspired new Oakley Hydra sunglasses are a vibrant nineties throwback

Bold colour options or more subtle offerings released with this nod to Oakley's surfing heritage

New Oakley Hydra sunglasses

Oakley‘s new semi-rimless Hydra sunglasses are the latest model to feature in its growing collection of retro-inspired sunnies.

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The Hydra is based on the classic Razor Blade, and even features the original Oakley B1B logo on the temples for a retro touch.

The new sunglasses feature Prizm lenses, which are claimed to improve colour and contrast. They also feature a grippy rubber nose pad and multiple fit options.

Nineties colourways and understated style

The Hydra line-up is dominated by bold and bright colours, with a tennis ball yellow frame matched with a ruby lens, a neon orange frame contrasted with a sapphire lens, and a semi-transparent arctic surf frame with a complementary sapphire lens.

There are three more understated designs, too: black frames with either violet or black lens, or a classy tortoiseshell rootbeer frame paired with a tan ‘tungsten’ lens.

Star surfers Ethan Ewing and Griffin Colapinto head up the Oakley Hydra launch.
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While this new model is not cycling-specific, we’re sure we’ll be seeing plenty of these at the trailhead and on the roads soon.

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How much do the Oakley Hydra sunglasses cost?

The new Oakley Hydra sunglasses will be available direct from Oakley and in retailers from Thursday 6th October, and retail at £144 / €160 / $173 / $225 AUS.