Oakley Golf S/S12
Posted at April 16, 2012
Brand New Oakley Golf Sunglasses have finally arrived for the Spring/Summer 2012 season! Read on to see the collection and learn more about the outstanding Oakley technology!
Oakley provide the world of sport with some of the best technological eyewear around and is the chosen brand of many a World and Olympic Champion. Oakley was established as a company in 1975 by American Jim Jannard, after 'no one would listen' to his ideas to improve products both functionally and aesthetically. The brand struggled early on but an innovation that became a mainstay in MX Racing for 17 years set Oakley on their way to greatness. Today they have over 600 patents worldwide and are renowned for providing arguably the best eyewear around!
Plenty of golfers have been spotted wearing the famous Oakley logo, such as Adam Scott, Brendan Steele and 2011 PGA Champion Keegan Bradley. However, it is more likely that you will have recognised Englishman Ian Poulter and recently crowned World Number One Rory McIlroy wearing Oakley on tour - with Rory sporting the brand new Fast Jacket style on the first day of the US Masters!
The Fast Jacket style is brand new for the 2012 collection and comes in a stunning blue and white frame. The nosepads are interchangable for the perfect fit and these are made from 'Unobtainium' which actually increases the grip with perspiration - just like the ear grips too! The glasses are designed around a three point fit and also eliminate the typical pressure points to give you a precisely fitted yet incredibly comfortable set of glasses. The Fast Jacket brags an innovative 'Switchlock' system which allows for a quick changeover of lenses but ensures their security when in place too. Open edge lens architecture also gives you an advantage on the course when looking through a downward view!
The Flak Jacket XLJ are one of the nicest looking sports sunglasses around and when you team them up with the Golf Specific G30 Lens from Oakley, you have the perfect golf sunglasses! As you can see in the above comparison images, the G30 lenses enhance depth perception by boosting visual contrast and work even better when sunglasses shouldn't. It seems counter-intuitive, but wearing the G30 lens in overcast conditions or with shadowed holes actually gives you a better view of the course infront of you!
To really notice the effects of the Golf Specific G30 lens, it is best to simply try them on and see for yourself (feel free to pop into our stores to test them out!). All of the Flak Jacket styles (not just the XLJ) interchange with the same lenses so you have an array of options with the one Flak Jacket frame! With the unbeatable clarity the G30 lenses boast - once you try these on the course you won't want to wear another pair of glasses again!
This season we also have sunglasses with less focus on sports performance and more aimed at both on and off course use. The Fives Squared style are incredible value and come in black or white, whilst the popular Gascan style are a bit more solid and sturdy - available again in black or white. Both of these Lifestyle Sunglasses come with 'Plutonite' lenses which safeguards you against all kinds of UV sun rays - UVA, UVB, UVC and so on - so you know that your eyes are effectively sunscreened for the whole day!