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Flak Jacket vs Flak Jacket XLJ

Discussion in 'Oakley Sunglasses Discussion' started by jrsharp21, 5/29/12.

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    jrsharp21
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    jrsharp21 Oakley Beginner

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    Hi guys,

    I am pretty new to the Oakley world. I received a pair of Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ (jet black with black iridium lenses) as a tee prize at a golf scramble. I really love the fit of these glasses, but I am not a big fan of how the lenses look. My XLJ's have the lenses that have the curve at the bottom of the lense. I like the more traditional lenses like on the Flak Jackets. My question is are the lenses on the Flak Jacket interchangeable with the XLJ?

    I really don't have any idea what I am talking about, so any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    BriP X-Metalhead

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    yes, frame is same, lenses are swappable
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    qBan The Hijinxer

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    what brip said :)
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    jrsharp21 Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks guys. I am looking at getting some aftermarket replacement lenses based on some of the suggestions offered on the board. I have emailed Evolense. I heard back from them right away. They asked if I wanted normal Flak Jacket lenses or the XLJ. I told them regular and haven't heard from them since. I may try the other seller on Ebay that seems to have good reviews on here.
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    I would stick with Oakley lenses, one of the major selling points of Oakley is their superior optical quality. You will not find a better lens in any other sunglass.
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    SpliceD B-)

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    Not to mention you can run into fitment issues with some of the aftermarket lenses.

    Spend the extra money on Oakley lenses to avoid potential headaches down the road.
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    jiveSEVEN I Should Work at Oakley...

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    I would personally stick with OEM Oakley lenses for performance. The clarity of Oakley lenses are unmatched and you will only spend a little bit more.
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    +1 jiveSEVEN!!
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    +100 on original lenses. Don't cheap out on the most important tech on the glasses. Lenses aren't that much more.
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    id have to agree dont go with aftermarkets
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