Oakley’s Wind Jacket 2.0 sunnies are except the pale of heart; they are big and also bright, yet are a strong collection of cycling shades.
They are practically placed in the brand name’s schedule as a ‘goggle’, and also with the huge insurance coverage, detachable triple layer face foam and even an optional band, this description fits, yet I ‘d still identify them as sunglasses.
From the top of the structure to the bottom it determines 80mm, that’s virtually double the 53mm of the Jawbreaker and also similarly-sized POC DO Blade. This added dimension did create the top of the framework to bump on some reduced slung safety helmets, such as the Scott Centric Plus, POC Octal as well as the brand-new Bontrager Velocis, however there was no such problem with the Met Strale.
That said, with such a large lens the framework rests well outside your field of view, also in full aero TT position.
The Windjackets dwarf the POC DO Blades (left) and Oakley EV No Course (right).
At their best factor, the Wind Coat 2.0 s action 150mm, with the reduced area of the lens slightly scalloped to earn a little bit of room for your cheekbones.
The ‘Unobtanium’ nosepiece isn’t flexible on the Wind Jacket 2.0 as well as it’s strung fairly large too. For the document, I have a pretty huge schnoz, and the broad nosepiece perched the sunnies in just the ideal spot on my face, those with noses closer to the button selection could not find the same fit.
In uncommon form for Oakley Outlet, the ear stocks typically aren’t rubberised, and also are fairly short. Tested with every lid I had existing around the office, the arms don’t do not interfere with the retention system as well as despite the lack of ugly layer stayed planted on my face via exceptionally rough sections of singletrack and ripped dust roads.
The nosepiece isn’t really flexible as well as is vast collection also.
As the Wind Jacket 2.0 s are classified as a google they have a detachable strip of three-way thickness face foam, which plugs into the vents at the top of the lens. The idea of this being to avoid particles, sweat as well as some wind from creeping over the top of the framework and into your eyes. I located it was hot and also rapidly ended up being saturated with sweat, as with helmet pads, as well as I swiftly removed it.
I really did not have any trouble with fogging, in a vast array of temperature levels. With decent sized vents on top of the lens and also tiny networks in the bottom edges, in mix with the lens actually resting fairly away your face, there is a lot of airflow to the lens that fights moisture.
The protection is second to only a google as well as I would suggest that the Wind Coat 2.0 s provide a comparable amount of defense without much of the negatives that come with riding in safety glasses.
These sunnies really shined in the rain with the massive lens creating a veritable guard versus moisture falling from the skies, yet also the water, mud and also grit that gets kicked up off the ground by other riders.
The lens is enormous as well as gives a lot of coverage, yet it also does bump the brow of some lids.
In the past couple of years, Discount Oakley Sunglasses has actually chosen to only apply its hydrophobic finishing to the beyond its lenses, yet we ‘d actually prefer to see it on the inside too. No matter exactly how tough you attempt, there are always sweat smears on the within the lens.
For the moment, the Wind Coat 2.0 is only offered with Oakley’s Prizm Snow lens, nonetheless I was very impressed by exactly how it did on the road and route. Developed to prevent snow loss of sight and eyestrain in the intense sun, while at the same time including contrast to the white void of a level light day on the snow, this translated extremely well to riding atmospheres.
For the moment it’s only offered in the Snow Prizm Lens.
Tones when traveling and trail are abundant and also saturated, and also there is plenty of comparison to have fun with to help your eyes pick out challenges, risks as well as imperfections promptly. I would certainly even go as far as stating the Snow Prizm lens is a much better crossover in between roadway and also trail compared to the Road Prizm lens.
The visual is most likely to polarize motorcyclists, but also for the classy roadies or enduro brothers and bro-detts that typically aren’t large followers of googles, the Wind Jacket 2.0 s deserve a look.
BikeRadar decision – 3.5/ 5.
” They huge as well as they are bright but the insurance coverage is second to just googles. The Snow PRIZM lens performs suprisingly well in a road and trail environment too”.
Name: Windjacket 2.0.
Constructed by: Oakley.
Rate: ₤ 120.00/ US$ 150.00/ AU$ 190.00.
Weight (g): 36.
Sunglasses Type: Exchangeable Lens.
Extra Lenses Included: Changeable Lens.
Different Colours Available: Yes.