1. Want to see less ads, private areas and be able to post? Register Today to receive all these benefits and more!
Dismiss Notice

Want to see less ads, post content and the ability to buy & sell Oakleys?

Register Today or Login

  1. Oakleyfan09

    Oakleyfan09 Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Hey everyone, I'm debating on purchasing either the Badman with Prizm or with Sapphire lenses. What would everyone recommened, especially those that may have both pairs?
     
    Shade Station Oakley Sunglasses

    Register to Not see this ad
  2. joscejrod

    joscejrod Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    296
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Madman/badman are very expensive with high profit margins to the dealers (here in spain a dealer get 178,57€ for every one that sells, more than any other frame). You are going to pay a lot for the 'xmetal name' resurrection. But they are made by plastic and aluminum. They are better options in oakley portfolio about quality/price/technology.
    But... If you want badmans, sapphire is more striking model(plasma frame) with regular lenses. Prizm ones have new lens technology that you have to try before and it depends where you live(sunny or clody weather), if you like or not. And this frame(dark carbon) has low profile, subdued style. Good luck with your choice!
     
  3. JinOni

    JinOni Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Album: JinOni Oakley Album 2 | Oakley Forum

    u can see perhaps from another angle what hits peak for ya. Sapphaire btw is already on back order till mid or end of march.
    Also i went to the local o-store and they told me that both bad and mad are limited runs kinnda like last batch of juliets. So once production stops; is it. Get your while you can. I have few color combos I wanna do as carbon frame is my personal fav.
     
  4. Oakleyfan09

    Oakleyfan09 Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Thanks for the input so far. Has there been any confirmation that Oakley will make replacement lenses for the Badman?
     
  5. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

    Messages:
    16,744
    Trophy Points:
    2,993
    No official confirmation but it would be unusual were they to not. The questions are when and in which colors.
     
  6. tavers

    tavers Oakley Expert

    Messages:
    1,175
    Trophy Points:
    673
    I prefer the Sapphire lens.
     
  7. joscejrod

    joscejrod Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    296
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Plasma sapphire is too flashy, isn't it? I think dark carbon frames are more subdued. I've read some reviewers saying badman fit is too loose.
     
  8. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

    Messages:
    1,678
    Trophy Points:
    743
    No confirmation on OEM Badman lenses yet, but multiple employees have told me "a couple of months", "a few months", and "sometime this spring or summer". In the meantime most of our favorite donors work very well in the Badman [and Madman].

    For the lenses - Sapphire is incredible to look at, but Prizm is easier on my eyes to look through and that is really what is important to me so I'll go Prizm. Also consider there are already some other Prizm colors that can be cut and more on the way so get the frame(s) you like the best and imagine it with all the colors you can as there will surely be a few available soon if not already.
     
  9. tavers

    tavers Oakley Expert

    Messages:
    1,175
    Trophy Points:
    673
    No more flashy than ice, or even fire. It looks good in both frames in my opinion. I prefer it in the Carbon frame.
     
    MJLSr likes this.
  10. Pat

    Pat Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    439
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Saphire. I have a pair with them and absolutely love them.
     
    Rico182 likes this.