The Oakley Portal and Portal X are part of the Oakley 2020 spring release. Although the names are similar there are some very real differences between these sunglasses. Check out the video below to see which frame is best for you. And that's not to say you can't get both!

We have separate reviews on both the Portal X and the Portal you can check out if you want to dive deeper into the frame details since this review is more of a comparison between the two models.

Oakley Portal X

Oakley Portal X

Oakley Portal X in Polished Black with PRIZM Black Polarized Lenses

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Oakley Portal

Oakley Portal

Oakley Portal in Navy with PRIZM Sapphire Lenses

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Differences Between the Portal X and Portal

  • Coverage- The Portal design is inspired by the Sutro which has TONS of coverage as a shield sunglass. This is why the lenses are taller and wider than the Portal X. If you have a big head and crave sund and wind protection or don't mind an oversize look, the Portal delivers.


  • Size- The lenses on the Portal are 4 mm taller and 5 mm wider than the Portal X.

Similarities Between the Portal X and Portal

  • Unobtainium Grip- The nosepads and earsocks are coated with Oakley's proprietary grip technology. The more you sweat, the more it sticks, keeping the frames in place and on your face.


  • O Matter- The frame is made of a highly durable nylon-based material know as O Matter. Simply put, these sunglasses will have no problem holding up to any physical activity.


  • PRIZM Lens Technology- See the world in enhanced contrast and vividness with PRIZM. Learn more about these game-changing lenses in our Oakley PRIZM Lens Guide. As an added bonus, Oakley lenses are also 100% UVA, UVB, and UVC protected.



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