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  1. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    Intended to be a thread of first impressions, brief reviews, and related commentary from those who have spent some quality time with these :)

    Note: this is NOT a thread to debate "If'" they are X-metal, if so how much, why, etc... Just looking for your thoughts on these, X-Metal comparisons not required ;)

    My take:

    Badman: :D
    Grade: B+
    Overall: Better than expected, a pleasant surprise!
    - The superior design of the two
    - Excellent eye coverage = good sunglasses (not just for show)
    - X Squared-sized with more of a C SIX type fit
    - They stay put well when moving (they don't fall off your face easily)
    - A nice variety of colorways (I have the Plasma/Sapphire & Dark Carbon/Daily Prizm; I might also get the Pewter/Tungsten soon)
    - Disappointed in the Ti X/Chrome since the Al/O-luminum looked like plastic (over-polished, perhaps?)
    - Design compliments the Prizm lenses since the coverage is very good - you get more out of them
    - The only real negative is that the lenses make some noise when flexing the orbitals, which cannot be good long term, but at least they flex a little :rolleyes:

    Madman: :(
    Grade: C-
    Overall: Disappointed
    - The inferior design of the two
    - They feel weaker than the Badman
    - Not as similar to the Mars fit as they look - they feel way different
    - Practical use is limited due to poor eye coverage - they let light in from the inside and out - more useful as costume jewelry
    - The only colorway I even remotely liked was the Pewter/BIP - It had a bit of style and just enough color with a hint of 'steampunk' (so I bought that one)

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    Full review ?
    Maybe, maybe not - I like the Badman more than I thought, but my expectations were low. The Prizm and Sapphire lenses are a big value add - and a practical one at that! The Madman is simply a disappointment all around so aside from having one to have one I am not really inspired to say much more about the latter.
     
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  2. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    @MJLSr great review so far! ;)

    i make it short . . .

    Badman - is just Badass - great overall fit - Grade A++
    Madman - silly - nothing for my face like Moon or Mars - but still a cool design - Grade D
     
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  3. Mdgustaf

    Mdgustaf Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Going to get my Madman tonight despite the reviews. To each their own as the saying goes, I'll add my two cents when I have them in hand! As always thank you @MJLSr for another review!
     
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  4. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    I forgot to mention - the standard edition (of both, less the Raw and Ferrari) all come with a standard brown MF bag = lame... you would think for something this special you'd get a bag with a little 'X' on it or something, but no...
     
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  5. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    you said the madman lets in light? might it be that is too narrow? and also head size varies? I have not gotten any yet myself I hope soon.
     
  6. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Don't you mean the standard black MF bag?
     
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  7. Oakleyguy

    Oakleyguy Oakley Beginner

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    The Madman is straight up awesome and I will be getting a pair despite the initial negative thoughts. From a shear asthetic point they knocked it out of the park. These are definitely more show than go and that's fine by me.
     
  8. Wicked

    Wicked Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Have you not seen the pics of them.......they are the worst coverage sunnies even made, lol.
     
  9. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    ive seen it. I cant tell till I try it. I know works better for smaller heads
     
  10. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    That's.....well....you know. ;)