No doubt about it, Oakley leads the sport sunglasses industry. From their frame design to their lens tech, they've perfected all features down to the last detail. Their sunglasses are so high quality, you can even see legends such as Joe Kelly and Aaron Judge wearing them on the baseball field. To help you narrow down the best baseball sunglasses for you, we've come up with a list of features that make up a great pair of Oakley baseball sunglasses. Read on to learn more!
Table of Contents
1. What to Look for in Oakley Baseball Sunglasses
1.1. Frame Technology
1.2. Lens Technology
2. Featured Oakley Baseball Sunglasses
2.1. Oakley Flak 2.0 XL
2.2. Oakley Radar EV Path
3. Prescription Oakley Baseball Sunglasses at SportRx
Coverage: For baseball, you'll want sunglasses that give a lot of coverage to protect you from the sun. Oakley's sport frames are better for this. Look for a wraparound frame that covers your peripherals—that way you don't sacrifice any of your field of vision. If you've got a high prescription though, you may have to opt for a flatter frame. But if anyone specializes in wrapped prescription lenses, it's SportRx.
Frame Materials: Oakley uses something called O-Matter in the majority of their sunglasses. It's a proprietary frame material that is flexible, durable, and lightweight. Even during those long games, you won't notice the sunglasses on your face.
Oakley's sport frames also all come with Unobtainium grip, a specialized rubber that gets stickier and tackier the more you sweat. No more losing your sunglasses as you slide to first—they'll be right there with you.
Fit: To ensure your sunglasses stay comfortable all day, you need to make sure they're the right size and rest comfortably on your face without being so tight they cause pain or so loose they slide around. Oakley sunglasses all feature a Three-Point Fit system that evenly distributes weight across your nose bridge and ears, so if you've got the sizing right, you'll hardly want to take your sunglasses off.
Polarization: Many rookie baseball players wonder if they should play with polarized sunglasses. We don't typically recommend polarized lenses for baseball, as there generally isn't a lot of glare on a baseball field. It can also affect your depth perception, something you can't afford in such a split-second timing sport like baseball. If you've played baseball with polarized lenses before and don't mind it, more power to you! Just note that Oakley's specialized baseball lenses, PRIZM Field, don't come polarized.
Lens Materials: All Oakley sunglasses are made with Plutonite lenses, another proprietary Oakley material. Plutonite is essentially a high-end polycarbonate that provides clarity rivaling glass without the weight or risk of breaking. It's so light you'll hardly be able to tell you're wearing sunglasses at all.
Color Enhancement: As with most sports, contrast is the name of the game in baseball. But Oakley's got an edge over other sunglasses brands with PRIZM lens technology. The idea behind PRIZM is that each lens is designed for a specific environment and the colors in that environment. PRIZM Field is the lens specific to baseball, and helps to boost colors so you can spot the baseball better against the sky, field, or dirt. And hey, you can even get PRIZM Field in prescription! For more details on PRIZM tech, check out our ultimate guide to Oakley PRIZM lenses.
We've highlighted 2 Oakley sunglasses we think are the best picks for baseball. For an extended list, check out our Best Oakley Baseball Sunglasses of 2020!
No surprises here! The Flak 2.0 XL is, without a doubt, the best pair of sport sunglasses on the market. To make even more of a good thing, we at SportRx partnered with our friends at Oakley to create a limited edition colorway—the matte carbon you see above. These sunglasses embody all the features of a truly excellent pair of baseball sunglasses, and with all that cool Oakley tech no less!
The Radar EV Path is a pair of sunglasses sure to make you feel like a pro. The single shield lens offers an uncompromising field of view to let you see every last detail. There's also an improved ventilation system—never deal with foggy lenses again. Need this in prescription? Give our opticians a call and they'll be able to help.
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