The demands of athletes drove us to create one of the most technically advanced performance sunglasses in the history of sports. High Definition Optics offers unbeatable clarity, and permanent Hydrophobic lens coating repels water sheens, skin oils and dust. The comfortably lightweight O Matter frame is sculptured with surge ports to channel a cooling flow of air. Interchangeable nosepiece sizes help you achieve a custom fit, and Unobtainium components increase grip with sweat. Impact resistance and clarity meet all ANSI Z87.1 standards, and UV filtering is 100%. This edition comes with the Radar Path lens shape. Choose it if you want to extend your range of view and get the protection of maximized coverage. If your cheeks tend to touch the bottom edge of performance lenses, this one is for you.
From the Manufacturer
Oakley was created for world-class athletes, those who see the limits of possibility as just another challenge. Their dedication drives the brand to look beyond the conventional ideas of industry standards. It’s in Oakley’s DNA to identify problems, create inventions, and wrap those inventions in art. And simply to make things better than anyone thought possible. Decades of Oakley innovation have been awarded more than 540 patents that elevate physics to the level of art. Technologies transcend sports to enhance the lives of consumers, and more than 110 countries now enjoy a full array of market-leading products including premium sunglasses, goggles, prescription eyewear, apparel, footwear and accessories. These products represent Oakley’s commitment to excellence – a passion that redefines what is possible for those who defy their own limits.
Oakley pioneered single-lens sports eyewear way back when in 1983, but they haven’t released a markedly new cycling-focused design since 1990. Yes, the M-Frames were futuristic back then, but the style has been kind of ho-hum for years. It’s still iconic, but is now conservative, when Oakley made its name being cutting-edge. Like the M-Frame, the Radar a single-lens sunglass that is light, fits well, and has interchangeable lenses with great optics. But it does the old M’s one up by employing a new hydrophobic coating on the lens. This coating makes it easier to see what’s up the road when water hits the lens, as it just beads up and rolls off; the coating also makes it easier for dirt to come off, and harder for smudges to be seen because it’s also oleophobic. The coating is transparent and permanent. Another improvement over the old M is the nosepiece system. It’s better in two ways. In terms of fit, Radars come with two nosepieces. One will fit better than the other; the come in different widths. This means it will sit properly on the schnoz, and neither pinch it nor sit so loose as to slide down. The second, more functional, improvement is that the nosepiece attaches to the rest of the frame. Oakley found that to meet military safety standards, the venerated M needed some decidedly garage tinkering. The new nosepiece attachment improves impact protection; it meets ANSI Z87.1 standard for both high mass and high-velocity impact resistance. And then there are the surge ports. These are the holes molded into the arms. The ports direct air inside the arms so heat and sweat don’t build up behind the sunglasses and arms. And unlike certain models of the M-Frame, the arms of the Radar fold. The lens is large in a modern, high-fashion way without being too big. We prefer the Path lens because we believe it is large enough to protect the eyes while being small enough so it doesn’t overheat the head and seal the eyes off from the world.
- Color Name: Crystal Black Frame/Black Lens
- O Matter Plastic frame
- Oakley Plutonite polycarbonate lens
- 100% UV protection coating
- Lens width: 70 millimeters
- Lens height: 40 millimeters
- Bridge: 15 millimeters
- Arm: 130 millimeters
- Microfiber pouch and case included
- Lenses are prescription-ready (Rx-able)