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  1. Simonh

    Simonh Oakley Beginner

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    Hi does any one know if all the lenses on eBay for split jackets are any good or as good as genuine Oakley please
     
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  2. the piper

    the piper Oakley Collector

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    If they r not Oakley my feeling is u don't really know what protection u are getting but some people swear by their aftermarket lenses and there r some cool tints. Bet other people will have exact specs on here and help...
     
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  3. flyer

    flyer Oakley Expert

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    I have only one experience with aftermarket lenses, and suffice it to say I won't repeat that mistake.
    Genuine Oakley lenses pop up from time to time, and it's worth waiting for them.
    "Once you go Oak, you gotta go broke".
     
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  4. Rusty M

    Rusty M Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    I purchased aftermarket Flak lenses and what a waste of $25. Poor quality all around. Not worth the savings IMO!
     
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  5. Simonh

    Simonh Oakley Beginner

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    So seems they are half the money for a reason. I did think as much
     
  6. OpinionatedOakley

    OpinionatedOakley Oakley Beginner

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    I have had the misfortune of receiving three pairs of aftermarket lenses. I looked through them, then threw them away.
     
  7. Simonh

    Simonh Oakley Beginner

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    Well that says it all mate. I'm fussy so if that's the case
     
  8. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    I always think how much Oakley have spent on R&D, tooling up and manufacturing their lenses compared to what a third party spends. No denying a chunk of the Oakley price is mark up, but there must be more invested into them too.
     
  9. Litos

    Litos I believe in babies, music, magic and mom and dad

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    I'm in the aftermarket lens camp, as many others are as well (some of them are just scared shitless to post up about it)...

    I got me a pair of Titanium lenses from RevantOptics (from ebay)...

    it was the last resort for me based on the fact that I have Radars and RadarLocks - the super douche mirror finish I was going for was impossible to get from any OEM lens that Oakley made, so I had to go out looking for some...

    I wore those lenses for 4 hours the first day I got them and they looked great - it may be that my eyes are less sensitive and can adjust seamlessly...

    some people report getting headaches - I have not gotten any headaches from wearing my Revant lenses, but if I do, i'll toss them in the trash.....


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    they're $28 on ebay - take a shot at them and don't let other people tell you you're freaking stupid for trying them out yourself....

    if they work for you, then that's awesome...if you think they suck, be sure to let us know :)

    again, there are a ton of people who go with aftermarket lenses, but they've received so much flak from the "OEM BRO COMMUNITY" that they're scared to post about it...

    me, hell, I don't give a **** - ain't no one around here pay my bills and they don't control the toys I buy HAHAHA !!!!

    a wise man once said "Sometimes, you just have to say F-this and rock them anyway lol"
     
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  10. Litos

    Litos I believe in babies, music, magic and mom and dad

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    oh, and I can tell you 100% "NO, they're not as good as Oakley lenses", for obvious reasons...

    but when I put my RadarLocks on with my Revant Lenses, it's not like I'm looking through Bigfoot's ******* to see through them....

    everything looks clear with sharp edges and no distortion....