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  1. Gixxer

    Gixxer Oakley Beginner

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    Hey guys. I'm looking into upgrading my jawbone lens suited more on trail environments. I'm getting into trail running and if anyone in here have any experiences of specific lens they use for trails. I was looking into Prizm Trail lens but not sure if regular polarized lens will do better or same. I think I currently have jade iridium or maybe emerald iridium, i dont remember, which I have used MTB trail riding a couple of times and it was alright. Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. flyer

    flyer Oakley Expert

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    Prizm Trail, doesn't have a polarized version...
    I've happily used BI for trail riding for years, and never felt poorly served.
     
  3. the_owl

    the_owl Oakley Expert

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    I ride with prizm trail in Rx. Beofre I realized I was blind as a bat, I rode VR28 Blue iridium most of the time. The BI or any of those variants flattened out the contours and terrain in the shadows making it harder to navigate.
     
  4. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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    I would think..........Prizm Trail for trail riding/running. Just cause it's geared towards that but still could be used for other things.
     
  5. -Dustin

    -Dustin Oakley Beginner

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    Personally, on a bike, if the trails are the type that go from full sun to full shade, i prefer clear. i've tried various tints, polarized, and non-polarized...G30 if there's a lot of sun and a little shade, clear if it's 50/50.
     
  6. Patient_Cero

    Patient_Cero Oakley Collector

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    Jade for bright and light overhang on single track or fire roads. Or persimmon for "dark" trails with lots of cover and transitions or overcast weather. Have not tried prizm trail yet.
     
  7. Gixxer

    Gixxer Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks guys for giving your 2 cents in. Here is my current setup. I'm not quite sure if I got the emerald or jade iridium; anyone can tell by looking at the picture? And, I also have yellow lens that came with. How much UV protection am I getting out of these yellow lens? I have only used the yellow lens at an outdoor shooting range. So far, I'm leaning on trying out the Prizm Trail.

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  8. "Trump"

    "Trump" Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Looks like jade.
     
  9. Duke Nivram

    Duke Nivram (Something Clever)

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    100 % uv is in any tint oakley lens.

    Trail is good for slightly overcast days on full sun days I use sapphire
     
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  10. Ecko

    Ecko Team RamRod Staff Member Premium Member

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    Perhaps I am the only one who trails rides with photochromic lens in my radar. I find it useful for any weather condition here in Florida.