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Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ

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Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ sunglasses feature a semi-rimless design that gives you wide peripheral vision. They're perfect for riding, running and everything else you do fast. Nylon frames are lightweight, stress resistant and flexible for long-term wear. Oakley Hydrophobic/Oleophobic permanent lens coating sheds sweat, rain, dust and skin oils, preventing build-up and keeping your vision clear. Optically correct, shatterproof and scratch-resistant polycarbonate lenses enhance durability. Open-edge design extends your vertical field of vision and retains peripheral clarity. Unique Oakley 3-point fit includes optical alignment for sharp, accurate vision, impact absorption for improved protection, and geometry designed to enhance peripheral view. Polished white frames come with black Iridium gray tinted lenses, which are best for extremely bright light. Reflective Iridium coating enhances optical clarity and contrast, and reduces glare in varying light conditions. Nose pads and stem sleeves are hydrophilic rubber that becomes tackier as you perspire, holding eyewear in place as you move. 2 sizes of interchangeable nosepieces are included to give you the best fit and performance. Interchangeable lenses let you adapt to any light condition (additional lenses not included). To preserve the superior optical quality, Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ sunglasses come with a specially woven, electrostatic bag for cleaning and a semirigid case for storage. XLJ = Extra lens coverage.


Representing your country trumps anything else you can do as an athlete, but Oakley has achieved that honor with the Team USA Flak Jacket XLJ Sunglasses, chosen as one of the official shades for the team going to London in 2012. Not only does it provide eye protection that helps win medals, but a portion of its proceeds go towards a nonprofit that funds the US Olympic and Paralympic teams. Impact-resistant Plutonite lenses help enhance optical clarity, especially on the road or water and block 100% of UV rays and harmful blue light up to 400nmHigh Definition Optics and a smudge-resistant Hydrophobilic-Oleophobic coating ensures clear vision throughout the race or training sessionInterchangeable lenses (sold separately) let you quickly trade out the lenses for some that better match the conditionsThe highly curved 8. 75 base lens geometry ensures better peripheral coverage to keep the setting sun out of your eyes during marathons or trainingThree-point fit means that the Unobtainium nose pads and temple grips keep the shade secured and react with your sweat to increase grip during activityAdjustable nose pads let you customize the fit to fit your specific face shapeOakley's XYZ Optics reduce distortion in all directions while riding or runningThe lens features a frameless bottom for maximizing your field of visionO-Matter frame feels light on your face and bends to fit without stretching out over time or shattering during crashesMeets ANSI Z80. 3 standards for optical and impact resistance during high-speed sportsFeature red, white, and blue details to celebrate the greatest group of athletes ever assembledExtra-large fit suits extra large face sizesSee size chart for information on lens selection

- Backcountry.com

Free Shipping. Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Polarized Sunglasses DECENT FEATURES of the Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Polarized Sunglasses Interchangeable lenses to optimize performance in any environment Durability and all-day comfort of lightweight, stress-resistant O matter frame material Optimized peripheral vision and side protection of 8.75 base lens curvature Comes standard with Oakley Hydrophobic/Oleophobic anti-smudge lens coating on all lens options Comfort and performance of Three-Point Fit that holds lenses in precise optical alignment Metal icon accents Optical precision and performance that meets ANSI Z87.1 standards Impact resistance that meets ANSI Z87.1 standards for high-mass and high-velocity impact UV protection of Plutonite lens that filters out 100% of UVA / UVB / UVC and harmful blue light up to 400 nm Minimized glare via technology that produces the best polarized lenses on the planet Glare reduction and tuned light transmission of Iridium lens coating (optional) Multiple interchangeable Unobtainium nose pad options for customizable and comfortable secure fit Protective sports-specific Oakley Soft Vault included with capacity for extra lenses

- Moosejaw

Do you see shades of the Half Jacket XLJ in these Flak Jacket XLJs? At a glance the contoured Flak Jacket frame seems to be the only significant difference, but the Flak Jacket XLJ represents a new generation of sport eyewear performance. The interchangeable lenses have a permanent hydrophobic lens that repels skin oil, rain and sweat to optimize optical performance. The lenses also resist smudges and clean easier than previous eyewear, making the design better suited to endurance sports and extended climbing and backpacking. While some people found the Flak Jacket XLJ lenses easier to change than the Half Jackets, it's all really a matter of getting used to changing lenses. Like learning anything new, changing the lenses the first time around takes an extra moment or two. After that you can swap out lenses in a few moments and quickly adapt to new light conditions. The XLJ lens design offers more vertical sweep or coverage than the standard Flak Jacket designs, an essential feature for athletes with larger faces or those who tend to watch their foot placement more than others. Like the Oakley Half Jackets, the Flak Jacket XLJ has a featherweight O Matter frame with Unobtainium earsocks, and the proven three-point fit. Unobtainium tends to grip more when wet, so you don't have to worry about your Flak Jacket XLJs giving you the slip before you reach the finish line.

- Altrec Outdoors