The Oakley Sutro is a mold breaker. This savvy performance frame manages to look just as bold and cool off the field as it does on the field. Lucky for us, Oakley thought we needed more Sutro styles to choose from, and along came the Sutro Lite to shake things up. With the arrival of the new Sutro Lite Sweep, we need to answer the question, "what is the difference between the Sutro Lite and Sutro Lite Sweep?". We put these two frames head to head below, and break down the Oakley Sutro Lite vs Sutro Lite Sweep!
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Did you want to see a video explaining the similarities and differences between these two awesome Oakley Sutros? Well, we've got one right below.
The biggest similarity to point out is that the frame front of both the Oakley Sutro Lite and Sutro Lite Sweep are the same. The arching browline will fit well under hats and helmets, and the comfortable Unobtainium™ nose piece gives you a highly comfortable and secure fit. In terms of fit and sizing, both these frames share a SportRx Frame Width (what's my SFW?) of 136. After trying both these frames on, we can assure you that if you fit in one of them, you definitely fit in the other.
If you want a little more info about the Sutro family, we have a blog that compares the Oakley Sutro Vs Sutro S Vs the Sutro Lite!
Despite being fairly similar, there are some notable differences between these two frames. The most apparent being the sweeping lens of the Sutro Lite Sweep. This newest Sutro lens shape is a retro call back to a popular Oakley classic. If you see these lenses and happen to feel a sudden nostalgia for the 1980s or 90s, you aren’t alone.
This lens shape first appeared in the Oakley Eyeshade sunglasses at the 1984 Olympics on the face of a young American professional Cyclist named Greg Lemond. Lemond would later become the first American (and first non-European) cyclist to win the Tour de France and would do so, wearing Oakley Eyeshades. The undeniably cool design was exciting then and it’s still exciting today. We’re stoked for the infusion of classic rock n' roll into the modern sutro.
Another difference that can be found between these two frames are the temples. The Sutro Lite Sweep's temples wrap to give a more secure fit over the ears, while the Sutro Lite's are more straight. Both temples feature unobtanium grip; however, the Sutro Lite gets a textured feel while the Lite Sweep has a smooth finish. Either way, the tacky material will keep them in place, whether you're diving to stop a ground ball up the middle, or charging trails on your mountain bike.
On a final note, both of these frames are excellent sunglasses for any active person. The choice for one over the other, really comes down to aesthetic preference more than anything. You get a wide range of frame colorways and Oakley Prizm lens options with both. If you are planning to use these for a specific sport such as baseball, golf, or cycling, choose wisely. Oakley makes sport-specific lenses for just about everything under the sun, so be sure to read up on them at our Oakley Prizm Lens Guide if you haven't already.
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