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  1. 1970BNER

    1970BNER Oakley Beginner

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    Hello,

    Just purchased a pair of Oakley water jackets this evening on Ebay and had a quick question. Can this style jacket basically be converted to a non-water jacket style (earpiece and strap)?

    Additionally,are there any other differences between these glasses other than the earpiece and strap?

    Thank you,
     
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  2. Uluahunter

    Uluahunter Oakley Collector

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    First of all, congrats! Water Jackets are actually Racing Jacket frames with different rubber earsocks integrated with a headstrap/lanyard and a one piece nose bomb (like the ones on m-frames). Racing jackets came with regular earsocks and separate nose bombs. The only other difference I'm aware of was the lenses...WJ's came with vented lenses and RJ's came with regular lenses. The parts are interchangeable, but not always easy to find. Hope this helps...
     
  3. 1970BNER

    1970BNER Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks ULuahunter, thats good info...
     
  4. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    additional notes... pro racing jackets also had vented lenses. the conversion is easy enough to do, but the spare earsocks and nosebombs are hard to come by..
     
  5. 1970BNER

    1970BNER Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks again Brip, Im hopping I can locate a pair... On the mission!
     
  6. nlgrav182

    nlgrav182 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Water Jacket lash strap looks very similar to the M-frame strap kit. I would say that an M-frame rubber set would fit the Water Jacket nicely.
     
  7. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    Theyre different... Earsock shape is different anyway so it wouldnt be a good fit