Take your mountain bike riding experience to the next level with Oakley MTB Sunglasses. Each one of the models on our ‘best of’ list was carefully hand-picked by our certified sport opticians, many of whom enjoy hitting the trails in their free time. In this guide we will also cover how Oakley PRIZM Trail Lens Technology can actually improve your riding abilities and specific features you need to look for in a pair of MTB sunglasses.

What to Look for in Oakley Mountain Bike Sunglasses

We will cover the Oakley frame and lens tech below but we also have a MTB Sunglass Buyer’s Guide if you want more information on what to look for.

Frame Technology

Oakley’s proprietary O Matter frame material is used in all Oakley sport sunglasses, including the MTB frames on this list. This nylon-based material is extremely lightweight but also incredibly durable. Falling off your mountain bike comes with the territory. Knowing that you have an impact resistant frame means you have one less thing to worry about.

Lens Technology

When it comes to sunglass lenses, PRIZM is second to none. This contrast-enhancing lens technology makes details easier to see through better separation of colors. PRIZM Trail and PRIZM Trail Torch are specifically designed for trail environments. Both lenses filter out distracting colors and boost the colors your eyes are more sensitive to. This make for a safer and more enjoyable riding experience. See how both lenses compare in our PRIZM Trail vs. PRIZM Trail Torch Review.


Best Oakley MTB Sunglasses of 2020

1. Portal X

Oakley Portal X

Oakley Portal X in Polished Black with PRIZM Dark Golf

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Portal X Features:

  • Casual design mixed sport features for increased versatility.
  • Unobtainium nosepads and temple arms increase with grip the more you sweat.
  • O Matter frame construction is both lightweight and impact resistant.

 

Check out our full Portal X review.


2. Flak 2.0 XL

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Matte Carbon with Grey Lenses

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Flak 2.0 XL Features:

  • Semi-rimless design for an uncompromising downward view of the trail ahead.
  • Exclusive colorway! Matte Carbon can only be found at SportRx.
  • Interchangeable lenses allow for quick and easy lens swapping.

 

See why the Flak 2.0 XL is the ultimate sport sunglass.


3. Jawbreaker

oakley jawbreaker prizm trail torch

Oakley Jawbreaker in Carbon with PRIZM Trail Torch

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Jawbreaker Features:

  • Adjustable temple arms for superior helmet and hat compatibility.
  • Embedded venting along the top and bottom of the lens increases airflow to fight fog and keep you cool.
  • Unobtainium nosepads and temple arms keep this frame optically aligned.

4. Mainlink XL

Oakley Mainlink XL

Oakley Mainlink XL in Matte Black with PRIZM Grey Lenses

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Mainlink XL Features:

  • A larger fit caters to those with bigger heads.
  • Embrace a casual design without missing out on the sport features such as grip and coverage needed to hit the trails.
  • The flatter front means this frame can handle tough prescription. If you have a high Rx, this is your frame.

 

See which size is best for you on our Mainlink vs. Mainlink XL review.


5. Radar EV Path

Oakley Radar EV Path with PRIZM Trail Torch

Oakley Radar EV Path in Matte Black with PRIZM Trail Torch Lens

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Radar EV Path Features:

  • The semi-rimless design gives you extended shield coverage and an uninterrupted downward view.
  • Venting along the top of the shield will keep you fog free throughout your ride.
  • Extended height and width of the shield lens enhances peripheral views and optimal protection from debris.

Get Oakley Mountain Bike Sunglasses in Prescription at SportRx

Need Oakley PRIZM in prescription? 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, Contact Us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your prescription Oakley sunglasses.

Ditch risky online shopping with the See Better Guarantee. Try your Oakley sunglasses for 45 days. If you’re not satisfied, send them back. Get a full refund, exchange, or credit towards a better pair. And return shipping? Covered. Get your pair of prescription Oakley Sunglasses at SportRx today!

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Didn’t get your fill with our picks from 2020? Go ahead and cruise through out best Oakley MTB sunglasses of 2019 below!


Best Oakley MTB Sunglasses of 2019

Oakley PRIZM Trail and Trail Torch for Mountain Biking

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 non-slip 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.

 

Flak 2.0 XL

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL with prizm trail

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Polished Black with PRIZM Trail

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The Flak 2.0 XL is our top pick because it can fit a wide variety of head shapes and sizes. Don’t be fooled by the ‘XL’ in the title. That just means extended lenses for more coverage. This sunglass is also VERY prescription friendly which we love! You get Unobtanium grip where you need it and the half rim style doesn’t get in the way of your view when you are looking down.

Half Jacket 2.0 XL

Half Jacket Black Iridium

Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL in Polished Black with PRIZM Black Iridium

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Try out the Half Jacket 2.0 XL if you need more of a small to medium fit. This has all the same great features of the Flak 2.0 XL in a smaller package.

Mercenary

mercenary prizm dark golf

Oakley Mercenary in Matte Carbon with PRIZM Dark Golf

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The Mercenary blends sport capabilities with lifestyle aesthetics. The subtle double bridge will keep you looking cool as you are tearing down the trails. Another notable feature of this sunglass is the sheer size of the lenses. They are drawn out on the width and height to give you maximum coverage. Try out PRIZM Dark Golf for another PRIZM lens option that does not disappoint on the trails!

Targetline

Oakley Targetline with Dark Golf

Oakley Targetline in Matte Black with PRIZM Dark Golf

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Don’t be fooled by the casual appearance of the Targetline. This sunglass has everything you need for your next day out on the trails. Extended side shields protect your eyes and keep any sun from sneaking in through your peripherals. The textured temples give you all the grip you need and are thin enough to fit under any hat or helmet.

Mainlink XL

Oakley Mainlink XL

Oakley Mainlink XL in Matte Black with PRIZM Grey

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The popularity of the Mainlink sparked the idea to create a larger version, Mainlink XL. This sunglass is great for anyone with a larger head. Unobtanium grip on the bottom of the temple arms and nosepads will keep these sunglasses optically aligned even when things get bumpy on the trail.

Radar EV Path

Oakley Radar EV Path with PRIZM Trail Torch

Oakley Radar EV Path in Matte Black with PRIZM Trail Torch

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If a shield lens is more your style, the Radar EV Path delivers! Vents in the top of the shield will keep you cool and reduce any chance of fogging. This model is available with PRIZM Trail Torch lenses to make everything on the trail more vibrant and easier to pick up on.

Jawbreaker

oakley jawbreaker prizm trail torch

Oakley Jawbreaker in Carbon with PRIZM Trail Torch

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The Jawbreaker is a tried and true model for MTB. This full rim frame is great for medium to large heads. Adjustable temples give you a more customized fit and increase helmet compatibility.

Sutro

Oakley Sutro

Oakley Sutro in Matte Dark Grey with PRIZM Low Light

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The Sutro is the new kid on the block for Oakley shield sunglasses. This lens is slightly flatter than the Radar EV Path and Jawbreaker for a more lifestyle look. The saddle nosebridge increases points of contact with your nose so no matter how sweaty you get, the frames will stay in place.

Shop Oakley Mountain Bike Prescription Sunglasses at SportRx

Need prescription Oakley MTB sunglasses? 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, Contact Us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your prescription Oakley Sunglasses.

Ditch risky online shopping with the See Better Guarantee. Try your Oakley sunglasses for 45 days. If you’re not satisfied, send them back. Get a full refund, exchange, or credit towards a better pair. And return shipping? Covered. Get your pair of prescription Oakley Sunglasses at SportRx today!

Shop All Oakley MTB Sunglasses