Riding Gear Review – Oakley Scalpel Sunglasses

Finally, riding season is upon us and the weather couldn’t be better! Spring has been outstanding so far and I’m sure we all have a lot of great riding to look forward to this summer. As the weather gets better, we’re all looking at new gear and I thought it’d be fun to write some reviews on some of the new stuff I get. I bought mine from my local Oakley dealer where  I also get all my surf clothing from. Over the years we’ve become mates and they give me discounts here and there.

Oakley Scalpel Sunglasses

I’ve always struggled to ride in the bright sunlight without sun glasses, but I’ve also always struggled to find a pair of sunnies that don’t crumble to bits every time you stuff them under your helmet. I’ve recently decided to go full force and spend some serious money on a pair of Oakley Scalpel Sunglasses. Here’s what I think so far!

So far I’ve had great experiences with my Oakleys – they look F*c*ing awesome and they fit really well. I’ve dropped them a couple of times whilst taking of my helmet and they haven’t even scratched. I guess the old saying is true; “You get what you pay for”.

Here is the official product information should you wish to know more. All I have to say is that if you are willing to spend over £100 on a pair of sun glasses, they really should be Oakleys. No other brand will take such a beating and even if you do manage to break them,  Oakley will replace them for nothing! Just like that!

US Readers Buy Now: Oakley Men’s Scalpel Iridium Sport Sunglasses, Matte White Frame/Black Iridum Lens

UK Readers Buy Now: Oakley Men’s Scalpel Iridium Sport Sunglasses, Matte White Frame/Black Iridum Lens

More Product Information

This is sculpture mixed with science, and there’s a reason behind every curve. The side-to-side contour of a lens can make or break peripheral vision. SCALPEL has a full 8.75 base curvature to open your range of view. That much of a contour leads to optical distortion in ordinary sunglasses but SCALPEL is engineered with XYZ OPTICS to maintain critical clarity along the entire lens curve. You’ll have added protection against sun, wind and side impact. As a matter of fact, this design meets all ANSI Z87.1 basic impact standards, and the pure PLUTONITE lenses filter out 100% of all UV. The optics also meet every ANSI Z87.1 standard for visual performance. So if you hit the links or just crash a beach volleyball game, SCALPEL will give you all the razor-sharp clarity you need.

The smooth sculptural contours are made of durable, lightweight O MATTER frame material, and we gave the stem sleeves special attention. Note how they wrap the ends and continue along the underside. They’re made of UNOBTAINIUM, a material that increases grip with sweat, and they’re part of a Three-Point Fit that maintains comfort all day while holding the lenses in precise optical alignment.

The only thing left to think about is what options you want. Oakley HDPolarized lenses block the blinding rays of glare that are magnified by flat surfaces. Our polarization technology eliminates the haze and optical distortion that plagues ordinary polarized lenses. You can also get SCALPEL with IRIDIUM lens coating that further reduces glare while precisely balancing light transmission. And if you weren’t born with perfect eyes, you can get Oakley Authentic Prescription Lenses (+2.00 to -4.00 combined power).

FRAME:

* Durability and all-day comfort of lightweight, stress-resistant O MATTER frame material
* Comfortably secure fit of UNOBTAINIUM nose pads and stem sleeves that increase grip with perspiration
* Performance and comfort of Oakley Three-Point Fit that holds lenses in precise optical alignment
* Metal icon accents

LENS:

* Optimized peripheral vision and side protection with 8.75 base lens curvature
* Optical clarity, performance and precision that meets ANSI Z87.1 standards
* Protection of impact resistance that meets ANSI Z87.1 basic impact standards
* UV protection of PLUTONITE lenses that filter out 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm
* Glare reduction and balanced light transmission of IRIDIUM lens coating (available only on certain lens/frame color combinations)

US READERS BUY NOW > Oakley Men’s Scalpel Iridium Sport Sunglasses, Matte White Frame/Black Iridum Lens prices from €109.97

UK READERS BUY NOW > Oakley Men’s Scalpel Iridium Sport Sunglasses, Matte White Frame/Black Iridum Lens prices from £93.51

 

 

 

 

 

You can check out more sunglasses at www.nucleus-online.com, they’ve also got cool skate shoes and the best prices on billabong clothing!

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