When you're about to jump on your motorcycle and head to work, or simply go for an afternoon joy ride, it's important that you have something to protect your eyes from the sun, dust, and wind on your face. Having the right pair of motorcycle-riding sunglasses could be the difference in enjoying every twist and turn of the roads ahead, or squinting as you battle the elements and completely miss out on what makes life behind bars so great. If you're tired of squinting, it's time to check out the best Oakley Motorcycle Sunglasses of 2022.

Table of Contents

1. What to look for in Oakley Motorcycle Glasses?
1.1. Frame Material
1.2. PRIZM™ Lens Tech
1.3. Unobtainium™ Grip
1.4. Motorcycle Helmet Compatibility
2. Are Prescription Oakley Motorcycle Glasses available?
3. Top 3 Oakley Motorcycle Glasses of 2022
3.1. Gascan
3.2. Wire Tap 2.0
3.3. SI Shocktube Ballistic
4. Where to Buy Oakley Motorcycle Glasses

1. What to look for in Oakley Motorcycle Glasses?

1.1 Frame Materials

Whether it be your trusty iron horse or your eyewear, the quality aspect of the build begins and ends with the design and materials. Oakley has always aimed to set themselves apart from the rest, by developing innovative materials and technology to optimize upon their excellent designs. For the frame, you get Oakley's proprietary O-Matter™, which offers a mix of flexibility, lightweight comfort, and durability all rolled into one. This impact-resistant material gets an ANSI safety rating above Z87.1+, which is the standard for motorcyclists.

If you prefer to go the metal sunglasses route to match the chrome exhaust and metallic sheen of your bike, you'll find that Oakley's C-5™ Alloy is road ready. A five metal compound is used to give you toughness, while also allowing for the perfect balance of flexibility where it counts. The alloy bends easily to absorb impact and springs back into shape afterwards. This versatility makes it useful for creating ultra-lightweight frames out of thin metal, and the C-5 is very similar to titanium for weight and scratch resistance.

1.2 PRIZM™ Lens Tech

When it comes to contrast enhancement, PRIZM™ is second to none. The lenses use specific dyes that filter out distracting colors while boosting colors that your eyes are more sensitive to. The result, is vivid details in your environment. Whether these are for everyday use or sports-specific activities, PRIZM™ has you covered no matter what you are getting into. And the best part is that they are available in prescription! Check out our PRIZM Guide to learn more about this amazing lens technology.

1.3 Unobtainium™ Grip

Unobtainium™ is Oakley's popular grip material that gets stickier and tackier the more you sweat. It is used to help prevent your frames from moving around your head or sliding down your nose bridge. Engineers have strategically placed Unobtainium™ material in the most important areas, to give you a comfortable secure fit.

1.4 Motorcycle Helmet Compatibility

It's a challenge when finding a frame that fits comfortably with a helmet! Whether you are using a full face, open face, or even a half helmet, these frames will allow for easy removal and not add any extra pressure on the temples while riding.

2. Are Prescription Oakley Motorcycle Glasses Available?

Absolutely! You can get any of these frame styles with prescription in Oakley Authentic Lenses or you can customize your very own lenses with our SportRx Catalog.

3. Top 3 Oakley Motorcycle Glasses of 2022

3.1 Gascan

This popular, low profile frame will give you that rugged style you've been looking for! The Gascan is unique because it features two lenses cut from a single 'shield' lens. This gives it an unparalleled field of vision at all angles, so that you never have a blind spot when switching lanes. Along with that, the Three-Point Fit evenly distributes the frames' weight for a comfortable, all-day sunglass. The extra-wide temples also protect your eyes from dust and other airborne irritants, so you can ride as long as you need to.

SFW: (138) men's large and women's large to XL

Oakley Gascan with PRIZM Black Polarized

Oakley Gascan in Steel with PRIZM™ Black Polarized Lenses

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Key Features

  • Wrap around frame style
  • Oakley Three-Point Fit system
  • PRIZM™ lenses
  • Rxable

3.2 Wire Tap 2.0

Here is a motorcycling option for those who love a metal-style frame! The Wire Tap 2.0 is a semi rimless, ultra-lightweight, and durable frame that has a sleek and fashionable look. This frame also comes with adjustable nose pads. This is great for those who have trouble with bridge fit on a fixed bridge, like those on an O-Matter™ frame.

SFW: (132) men's medium and women's medium to large

Oakley Wire Tap 2.0 in Matte Gunmetal with PRIZM Grey lenses

Oakley Wire Tap 2.0 in Matte Gunmetal with PRIZM Grey lenses

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Key Features

  • C-5™ Alloy
  • Unobtainium™ Grip on temples
  • PRIZM™ Lens Technology
  • Rxable

3.3 SI Shocktube Ballistic

The Shocktube is an all-around great motorcycling frame thanks to its full wrap and a lip on the inner frame for wind protection. With its ballistic rating, the Shocktube protects you from anything that gets kicked up from the road. If safety is your primary concern when buying eyewear, then the Shocktube is for you.

SFW: (138) men's large and women's large to XL

Oakley SI Shocktube

Oakley Shocktube in Polished Black with PRIZM Black

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Key Features

  • Meets all MIL PRF 32432 standards
  • Stress-resistant O-Matter frame
  • Oakley Plutonite lenses
  • Rxable

4. Where to Buy Oakley Motorcycle Glasses

Need a prescription for your new Oakley's? Done. When you shop with us, you’ll find video guides and tooltips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, give SportRx a call. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your prescription lenses or goggle insert specifically to your needs.

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The Top 3 Oakley Motorcycle Sunglasses of 2021

1. Fuel Cell

The Fuel Cell has been an Oakley staple for years due to the wraparound design coverage it provides. If you like the styling on this model, be sure to check out the Gascan and the Turbine if you need a slightly different fit or more grip.

Oakley Fuel Cell

Oakley Fuel Cell in Black Ink with PRIZM Ruby Polarized Lenses

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Oakley Fuel Cell Features:

  • Ultra sleek temple arms create excellent hat or helmet compatibility.
  • Full wraparound design to give you maximum protection from the sun and wind.
  • O Matter frame material is super lightweight yet also incredibly durable.

2. Double Edge

Double down with the Double Edge. This sunglass is a top recommendation for big heads. The sheer lens size and grip where you need it make it great for cruising around town in.

oakley double edge with prizm black

Oakley Double Edge in Polished Black with PRIZM Black Polarized Lenses

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Oakley Double Edge Features:

  • Unobtainium grip nosepads will keep these sunglasses from sliding down your nosebridge.
  • Tall and wide lenses increase coverage and give you a wider viewing area.
  • The aggressive design will let other commuters know you mean business.


Check out our full-length Double Edge review.

3. Shocktube

Built to handle far more than what you will put them through, Shocktube delivers under every circumstance. What makes this frame especially unique and great for motorcycle use is it's ballistic rating. It surpasses ANSI safety requirements AND ballistic shooting standards.

Oakley SI Shocktube

Oakley Shocktube in Polished Black with PRIZM Black Lenses

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Oakley Shocktube Features:

  • O Matter frame material for unrivaled strength and durability.
  • Unique lip around the lenses creates a gasket effect that prevents wind from meeting your eye through the sides.
  • Unobtainium nosepad increases with grip the more you sweat, keeping these sunglasses optically aligned.