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  1. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Oakley Beginner

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    Hiya all,

    Joined up a week or so ago in readiness for my first Oakley purchase (Yes i understand already how the bug can bite and you can soon own multiple pairs !)

    I'm a pretty big guy with a big face to boot. I tried a guys Fuel Cells and Oil rigs at work. I thought both were ok....until i made it to a store that had alot of models in stock today.

    Fuel Cells, GasCans etc all then felt - more 'looked' - quite small (Especially on the width).

    The best fit was either HiJinx (An old model now im told) which felt truly great, or the Turbine.....which i gather is its replacement.

    The other model that may be a good fit im told; is the PitBull. But being an old model - they didnt have any of these in the shop and i couldnt try them on. How do the pitbulls compare to the HiJinx or Turbine. Or anything else i've missed ???

    Thanks - Shuv
     
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  2. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    KillerCollector Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I'd go for some Oakley Special Addition Heritage Eyeshades.
     
  4. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Oakley Beginner

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    Not having a store is part of the problem - im in a fairly remote part of the UK. The shop (Not an O-Store) i went into today had a few models.....but didn't even have a brochure for example !

    Thats why my direct knowledge is limited to the few pairs of my Boss's that ive tried on (Fuel cell + Oil Rig) and the HiJinx and Turbine i tried today.

    The Hijink i would say was a perfect fit for me (Well - the best by far that ive tried on), the Turbine was very-very close behind. The only model now id be interested in is the PitBull. But as its an old model no-where ive been stocks it.

    Thats why i wondered how Pitbulls's compared to either Turbines or HiJinxs for us larger chaps ;)
     
  5. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Out in the Broads huh? (I realise not in Norfolk though).

    If you make it down to London, definitely go to Covent Garden for the UK's flagship (and only!) O-Store. They have all the current models to try on.

    And check out posts by QLR1 in the "what are you wearing" thread, he is arguably the forum's most prominent larger-noggined model!
     
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  6. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Oakley Beginner

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    Getting close to the Broads yes ! Few 'shops' in Norwich today - buy only one had much in at-all.

    I will make it down to London im sure (Thanks for the advice), but was hoping to get something before my Holiday's abroad - when hopefully i'll deffo need them.

    Now about to check out QLR1's posts.

    Thanks for the advice - as ever chaps and chappesses.........