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.


Table of Contents

A. Oakley MTB Sunglasses Tech Info
B. Top 5 Oakley MTB Sunglasses of 2022
1. Portal X
2. Flak 2.0 XL
3. Sutro Lite Sweep
4. Mainlink
5. Plazma
C. The Top 5 Oakley MTB Sunglasses of 2020
D. Prescription Oakley Sunglasses at SportRx


 

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 2022

Oakley Portal X

Dropping in on our list first, is a frame that’s been ripping trails and mountain bike parks for a while now. Here at SportRx we get to have a lot of fun and sometimes that fun involves sessioning MTB shades. It’s hard work and someone has to do it. I say that to say this, the Portal X has been trail tested time and again, and it has earned it’s spot on this list again in 2022.

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.


Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

What can one say about the Flak 2.0 XL that hasn’t been said? This frame really does it all and does it all well. The generous unobtanium grip keeps this frame in place when you’re sending the gnarliest trail features. The design sits comfortably under your helmet and in terms of aesthetics and fit, you get a wide variety of color options and sizes to match YOU. Lastly, the Flak 2.0 Xl comes in Oakley’s MTB lens, Oakley Prizm trail.

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL sunglasses in matte black with PRIZM trail torch red lenses

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Matte Black with PRIZM Trail Torch 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.


Oakley Sutro Lite Sweep

When Oakley dropped the Eyeshades back in the 80s, we didn’t have the internet to make sure everyone and their mom noticed. All the same, the world saw and agreed that Oakley eyewear was different. Fast forward to today when every moment of your downhill MTB run can be caught on a helmet cam, edited, and uploaded the day of your ride and we still love the lens shape of the Eyeshades. That’s why we’re stoked that Oakley paid tribute to the classic shape in their most modern epic shield frame, the Sutro.

Oakley Sutro Lite Sweep in Matte Black with Prizm Trail Torch Lenses

Oakley Sutro Lite Sweep in Matte Black with Prizm Trail Torch Lenses

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Sutro Lite Sweep Features:

  • Same familiar Sutro brow design for superior helmet and hat compatibility.
  • Classic Oakley lens shape that started it all back in the 80s.
  • If you are loving the Oakley Sutro Lite Sweep, check out the Sutro, Sutro Lite, and Sutro S as well.

Oakley Mainlink XL

The Mainlink may look tame compared to some of the other frames on our list and that’s by design. The Mainlink XL is for those that love having a frame that works well for every aspect of their day, and thrives on the trails. Despite it’s proper look, the Mainlink XL has unobtanium grip everywhere. With that, this frame’s design also makes it a great candidate for people with a high Rx.

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.


Oakley Plazma

Oakley isn’t afraid to take the A Line. They just love going huge. The Plazma is a bold choice, but also falls rihgt in line with what we love from Oakley. Rad shades for rad people. This frame features all the things you want on the trails including Unobtainium™ grip in the nose and temples, with a design that’s compatible with your helmet.

Oakley Plazma in Black Ink with Prizm Trail Torch Lenses

Oakley Plazma in Black Ink with Prizm Trail Torch Lenses

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Radar Plazma Features:

  • Unique design that screams Oakley.
  • Unobtainium™ grip all down the temples to keep your vision steady whlie you’re lining up the apex of that berm.
  • Comfortable fit that fits well to the contour of your face.

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.

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Didn’t get your fill with our picks from 2022? Go ahead and cruise through out best Oakley MTB sunglasses of 2020 below!


Best Oakley MTB Sunglasses of 2020

If you wanted to know what the lineup looked like from last year, well, we missed it. Kind of like when you’re racing out to the trails to sneak a ride in, and leave your water bottle on the tailgate of your truck. It happens. The good news is that 2020’s lineup was also solid. We have our top picks and video for you, right below.

 

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.