Oakley Mountain Bike Glasses Guide

Paving the way in the world of sport sunglasses, Oakley has set the bar for mountain bike standards. With so many great options, you can't go wrong with any of these top picks of 2018. We are here to take a closer look at what makes these glasses ideal for mountain biking. Sunglass Rob and Mountain Bike Pioneer, Richie Schley run down our list of top Oakley mountain bike sunglasses.

Features to look for in Mountain Bike Sunglasses

  • Fit: An impeccable fit is essential because the sunglasses should be helmet compatible. Look for straight-back temples that will not interfere with the helmet. Oakley frames also feature their Three-point fit system for optical alignment to keep the frame sin place even on your most rigorous rides.
  • Grip: In hot conditions, you want sunglasses that don't slip. Oakley MTB sunglasses feature patented Unobtainium on the nose pads and temples for cushioned comfort and nonslip grip that gets better as you heat up.
  • Coverage and protection: Here we look for a great wrap around the whole eye cavity to guarantee the best peripheral and protection for the whole eye. The more coverage, the more protection. Oakley MTB sunglasses balance the size of the frame wrap with unobstructed vision. The Oakley patented Plutonite lenses are highly impact resistant so you can ride with ease of mind knowing that your eyes are safe from any rock or debris.
  • Lightweight: It's a given, especially for longer rides. Gravity is an obstacle in the way of your ride. Lighter frames put less strain on you head, but are also less likely to slip off riding down the most intense technical terrain.
  • Contrast Lenses: Oakley PRIZM Trail Lens Technology will give you the best contrast for a trail riding environment. This lens is specifically designed to boost the colors that your eye is sensitive to and filter out the noisy colors in a trail environment. This makes picking up on trail details easier so you can react quicker and have a safer ride. This lens works great for riding in and out of shadows.

Best Oakley MTB Sunglasses For 2018:

 

Oakley Crossrange and Crossrange XL

Oakley Crossrange XL Oakley Crossrange in Polished Black with Grey lenses

Shop Oakley Crossrange

DISCLAIMER: Oakley no longer includes two sets of temples and two nosepads with any Crossrange model. This product will come standard with the lifestyle temples and nosepad only.

Oakley engineers designed the Crossrange as a versatile sunglass that can be worn for sport or leisure. The flatter frame front give the glasses a lifestyle look and a wider range of prescription possibilities. The subtle sport features of Unobtanium nosepads and temples keep the frame in place long after you break a sweat. These frames are composed of lightweight O-Matter for comfort and durability.

Frame Measurements:

  • Lens width: 57mm
  • Lens Height: 42mm
  • Bridge: 17mm
  • Temple Length: 137mm
  • Frame Width: 133mm

 

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

flak 2.0 xl w prizm trail Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Polished Black with PRIZM Trail

Shop Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

The Oakley Flak 2.0 XL dominates all 5 key categories for great mountain bike sunglasses. A semi-rimless frame design gives you an unobstructed downward view so you never miss a thing. The Three-point fit and the Unobtanium material on the nose pad and temples will ensure amazing grip and comfort. On top of that, O-Matter frame construction is both lightweight and highly impact resistant.

Frame Measurements:

  • Lens width: 59mm
  • Lens Height: 37mm
  • Bridge: 16mm
  • Temple Length: 133mm
  • Frame Width: 130mm

 

Oakley Jawbreaker

jawbreaker PRIZM Trail Oakley Jawbreaker in Carbon Fiber with PRIZM Trail

Shop Oakley Jawbreaker

The ultimate sport lens made for adrenaline junkies, the Oakley Jawbreaker was bred to match the thrill of the adventure. Jawbreaker sunglasses provide an extended upper peripheral vision optimized for mountain biking. Ventilation in the top and bottom of the lens will keep air flowing through to combat fogging and keep you cool. Unobtanium nosepads and temples give you a snug and comfortable fit that wont be moving around if the ride gets bumpy.

Frame Measurements:

  • Lens width: 150mm
  • Lens Height: 50mm
  • Bridge: 18mm
  • Temple Length: 120mm
  • Frame Width: 137mm

 

Oakley Racing Jacket

racing jacket prizm trail Oakley Racing Jacket in Carbon with PRIZM Trail

Shop Oakley Racing Jacket

The Oakley Racing Jacket is a tried and true design. The revolutionary frame and lens design has stood the test of time and remains a favorite among mountain bikers. Bike in 100-degree weather and wind with the Racing Jacket's anti-fog lens construction. A quick and easy lens interchange system makes swapping lenses a breeze. On top of that, PRIZM Trail lens technology gives you the boost of contrast to see everything that you need to.

Frame Measurements:

  • Lens width: 62mm
  • Lens Height: 38mm
  • Bridge: 16mm
  • Temple Length: 125mm
  • Frame Width: 132mm

 

Oakley Radar EV Pitch

radar ev pitch prizm trail Oakley Radar EV Pitch in Polished White with PRIZM Trail

Shop Oakley Radar EV Pitch

The Oakley Radar EV Pitch is all about coverage. This full wrap mountain biker's dream is not only great for unobstructed peripherals, but also enhances your vertical viewing area. The coverage and protection that this frame provides will give you the confidence to ride at top speed. Unobtanium nosepads and temple arms keep the frame in place and give you a comfortable fit that can be worn for extended periods of time.

Frame Measurements:

  • Lens width: 138mm
  • Lens Height: 50mm
  • Bridge: 138mm
  • Temple Length: 128mm
  • Frame Width: 136mm

 

Oakley EVZero Range

EVZero Range PRIZM Road Oakley EVZero Range in Matte Sky Blue with PRIZM Trail

Shop Oakley EVZero Range

If you are looking for extremely lightweight mountain bike sunglasses, the Oakley EVZero Range is your go-to. The lightweight, rimless frame combined with the Plutonite toric shield will give you an absolutely unobstructed view. The EVZero Range will stay in place on your face even after you break a sweat with Unobtanium grip on the nosepads and temple arms. These frames are so lightweight that you may even forget they are there.

Frame Measurements:

  • Lens width: 138mm
  • Lens Height: 50mm
  • Bridge: 144mm
  • Temple Length: 125mm
  • Frame Width: 138mm

 

Oakley Evzero Path

evzero path prizm trail Oakley EVZero Path in Matte Black with PRIZM Trail

Shop Oakley EVZero Path

Oakley has made a strikingly lightweight frame in the Oakley EVZero Path. Rimless with some extra space to have a more expansive view. This frame is slightly smaller than the EVZero Range but still gives you the same great benefits.

Frame Measurements:

  • Lens width: 138mm
  • Lens Height: 50mm
  • Bridge: 138mm
  • Temple Length: 125mm
  • Frame Width: 140mm

 

Shop Oakley Mountain Bike Prescription Sunglasses at SportRx

If you are in need of prescription mountain bike sunglasses, you are at the right spot! At SportRx, we can make your favorite Oakley Mountain Bike Sunglass into prescription. If you are not absolutely satisfied with your order, you're covered by the See Better Guarantee. And if you have any questions on the perfect eyewear for you, Contact Us. Our in-house opticians are available 7 days a week to help you find your next pair of mountain bike sunglasses.