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  1. Dallas O Hog

    Dallas O Hog O.C.D. Oakley Collecting Disorder haha Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Looking for water jacket but seems they are hard to find reasonable priced. What are the main differences between the two and if I get a racing jacket earpeice set will it perform the same as the water jacket
     
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  2. OBlazer

    OBlazer Oakley Enthusiast

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    Water jacket is a rigid molded frame (the ear stems do not bend and has a much thicker strap. it has vents in the frames around the lenses and the frames actually float

    Racing jackets are updated jawbones. So they are a sport frame with switchlock that also come with a strap.

    It could perform as a substitute, but will not really compare to the WJ overall
     
  3. freakface

    freakface Oakley Collector

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    i think he meant vintage racing jackets compared to water jackets (also vintage).
     
  4. 702baby

    702baby Under The Electric Sky

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    Both vintage Water and Racing Jackets are both one solid frame (I.e. can't be folded). Main difference is that Racing Jackets have two separate nose pieces like other regular pairs and the lenses are not vented, Water Jackets on the other hand have a singular nosepiece like the ones on M Frames and Radars, the lenses are vented, and they also come with a strap to keep them in place, hope this helps
     
  5. OBlazer

    OBlazer Oakley Enthusiast

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    Ah, thanks for clarifying. the devil is in the details... haha
     
  6. Dallas O Hog

    Dallas O Hog O.C.D. Oakley Collecting Disorder haha Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    thanks!!!
     
  7. freakface

    freakface Oakley Collector

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    really lovin' the vintage oakley stuff. too bad they do not make em like they used to.
     
  8. JacketFan

    JacketFan Oakley Beginner

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    agreed. So much more smooth and round shapes.
     
  9. Dallas O Hog

    Dallas O Hog O.C.D. Oakley Collecting Disorder haha Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    appreciate the help. havent found where it says they float though....trying to find a good polarized pair is like finding a good woman...lol jk