1. Want to see less ads, private areas and be able to post? Register Today to receive all these benefits and more!
Dismiss Notice

Want to see less ads, post content and the ability to buy & sell Oakleys?

Register Today or Login

  1. CrAzY

    CrAzY Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    56
    What are the differences between the 'Standard' versions of Oakley's, versus their XL or XLJ versions?

    More specifically, I've been looking at these glasses and haven't been able to find definitive answers:

    - Fast Jacket vs Fast Jacket XL

    - Flak Jacket vs Flak Jacket XLJ

    - Half Jacket 2.0 vs Half Jacket 2.0 XL
     
    Shade Station Oakley Sunglasses

    Register to Not see this ad
  2. dann

    dann Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Lens shape is all. The XLJ/XL lenses fan out towards the bottom. The standard are pretty much rounded. Bring up pictures of both and it's apparent. The frames are identical, and can accept either lens.
     
  3. CrAzY

    CrAzY Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Thanks.

    I could see the lens shape difference in pictures, but wasn't completely sure since they're only 'pictures' on a website. And you also answered what was going to be my follow up question =)
     
  4. CrAzY

    CrAzY Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Since I've brought up the specific glasses, can anyone provide some extra analysis on the notable differences between the three glasses I'm considering:

    - Fast Jacket
    - Flak Jacket
    - Half Jacket 2.0

    I'm familiar with the Fast Jacket's, so I'm real curious about the Flak Jacket and Half Jacket 2.0 in comparison to the Fast Jacket. I play a lot of softball and have been trying to find the best pair of sunglasses for me to use on the field (under a hat) and not dig into my temples by mid-game and give me a headache for the rest of the day/night.
     
  5. dann

    dann Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    18
    That was one of the real benefits of the Flak Jacket. I didn't consider it to be the new end-all Half Frame, but it did serve a purpose. I don't see the point of the new HJ 2.0. They should have just sold some Fast Jackets without the soft case and spare lenses in my opinion.
     
  6. CrAzY

    CrAzY Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    56
    How would you compare the stems on the Flak's vs the Half 2.0's? From the few pictures I've been able to find of both, it looks like the Half 2.0 stems are a bit thinner/slimmer/smaller, is that observation correct?
     
  7. dann

    dann Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Aside from some differences that wouldn't make much difference, the ear socks are changed up a bit. Fit wise, they're very close.
     
  8. CrAzY

    CrAzY Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    56
    I think I may have to trek out to a shop this weekend and try them on to see how they feel for me. Thanks for all the info, and again, great video! It was very helpful/informational.
     
  9. dann

    dann Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Any time.
     
  10. Arif_Rahman

    Arif_Rahman Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I purchased a Half Jacket 2.0 with standard Lens fitted last month and now, I want to try out the Half jacket 2.0 XL or XLJ lenses as I am liking the new shapes. But, I am not sure whether they will fit or are even compatible. Can you plz suggest...