Best Oakley Mountain Bike Sunglasses of 2019

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. But first, Sunglass Rob and MTB extraordinaire, Stephane Roch, give you a look at the best Oakley MTB sunglasses of 2019 in the video below.

Table of Contents

1. Oakley PRIZM Trail for Mountain Biking
2. Other Features to look for in Mountain Bike Sunglasses
3. Best Oakley MTB Sunglasses of 2019
Flak 2.0 XL
Half Jacket 2.0 XL
Mercenary
Targetline
Mainlink XL
Radar EV Path
Jawbreaker
Sutro

 

Oakley PRIZM Trail and Trail Torch for Mountain Biking

Oakley PRIZM Lens Technology manipulates the light spectrum and makes everything in your environment more vivid and easier to see. There are a variety of PRIZM Sport lenses and one is specifically designed for riding trails! PRIZM Trail boosts contrast so you can spot all the rocks, roots, and dips ahead of time. Improved reaction time means a more enjoyable and safer riding experience. And now there is a new version of PRIZM Trail known as PRIZM Trail Torch. You can disocver the differences between the two lenses in our PRIZM Trail vs Trail Torch Guide. In the meantime, learn more the benefits of PRIZM Trail in the video below.

Other 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.

We have a separate guide of features to consider when buying your next pair of mountain bike sunglasses. if you want a more in-depth look at everything you need to know about MTB sunglasses.

Best Oakley MTB Sunglasses of 2019

We also have a list of the Best Oakley MTB Sunglasses of 2018 at the end of this guide so you can see how this year's picks stack up against last year.

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

Shop Oakley Mercenary

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

Shop Oakley Jawbreaker

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.

Get Oakley PRIZM Trail 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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Best Oakley Mountain Bike Sunglasses of 2018

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.

Best Oakley MTB Sunglasses For 2018

Oakley Crossrange and Crossrange XL

Oakley Crossrange XL Oakley Crossrange in Polished Black with Grey lenses

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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

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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

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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

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