Find out the top Oakley baseball sunglasses so you can perform on and off the field!
Look at any MLB outfield on a given day and you’ll see player after player wearing Oakley baseball sunglasses to shield their eyes. And there’s good reason – Oakley has researched and built the ideal sunglasses and lenses to enhance their game. From frames designed to maximize grip, to lenses created to highlight the ball, we’ll break down the top pairs to perform on the field!
What are the best Oakley baseball lenses?
Oakley’s Prizm technology revolutionized sports eyewear, including the game of Baseball. For the purposes of this guide, we will focus on Prizm Field technology, Oakley’s baseball specific lenses built for three key purposes:
- Track Fly Balls: Increased contrast to highlight baseballs against the sky
- Identify The Pitch: Enhanced visibility to highlight the red stitching of baseballs as they approach
- React to Ground Balls: Tint designed to reduce glare of dirty and grass and highlight the ball
Prizm field lenses offer a 15% light transmission, specifically designed for bright light conditions you’ll commonly find during a ball game. With a rose base tint, they highlight the details of a ball diamond perfectly. This is why the Prizm Field lens is our top choice for wear on the field!
Are prescription lenses available?
Oakley offers prescription lenses across a range of baseball sunglasses. All of the frames mentioned below can be customized for prescription lenses. You’ll want to check your prescription and base curve are available, but aside from that you should have no issue finding Oakley lenses through Oakley.com or your ophthalmologist.
What are the best Oakley baseball sunglasses?
Now that we’ve covered the top oakley baseball lenses, we’ll talk through which frames and sunglasses you’ll want to maximize your performance. All of the pairs below, along with many others are also available for customization through Oakley Custom Program (OCP)! If you’re looking to match your team colors, etch your names in the lens and more, it’s definitely worth a look!
Oakley Flak 2.0 XL
The successor to the Flak Jacket, the Oakley Flak 2.0 offers a half-frame design with a traditional nosebridge. The XL version of the frame offers slightly larger lenses for increase peripheral vision. Available with Prizm Field lenses, the Flak 2.0 frame also allows you to swap lenses based on conditions.
Along with Unobtanium and O Matter technology, these sunglasses are designed to stay on your face even while sweating in the outfield. You can grab the Flak 2.0 from Oakley for $176.00 including Prizm Lenses.
Oakley M Frame
If you prefer a full visor frame design, you’ll want to look at the Oakley M2 Frame. The latest in Oakley’s famed M Frame line, they offer a wide “wrap around” full visor lens for maximum visibility. Featuring Unobtanium earsocks for maximum grip, the M2 Frame is lightweight and designed for performance. While the M2 Frame is not available directly with Prizm lenses, you can purchase replacement Prizm Field lenses for $92.00 from Oakley.
Oakley Radar EV
With a shield style lens similar to the M Frame, the Oakley Radar EV offers similar features and functions but with a bit more modern design. Though typically not available with prescription lenses, the Radar EV can be purchase with Prizm Field lenses.
What Oakley frames are best for youth baseball?
Since most of us are probably more interested in little league than the big leagues, you may be interested in youth Oakley baseball sunglasses. Typically Oakley’s youth line is designed for kids aged 7 to 14, though this will depend on their size. We’ve outlined our top picks for youth sunglasses below.
Oakley Radar EV XS
As the “XS” implies this is the smaller cousin of the Radar EV we highlighted above. With a similar suite of features, and shield lens, it’s perfect for the field. Unfortunately, Prizm Field lenses are only currently available through replacement lens options which will cost $72.00 after buying the frame.
Oakley Flak XS
Once again, these are the youth version of the Oakley Flak 2.0 mentioned above. They don’t have the visor lens of the Radar EV, but you can find the Flak XS frame available with Prizm Field lenses for $117.
Oakley Quarter Jacket
A similar design to the Flak XS, though with a bit more Monster Pup styling, these feature unobtanium earsocks to grip your face while you’re sliding for home! You can find the Quarter Jacket for as low as $113.00 from Oakley.com.
How to save on baseball sunglasses?
You can find all of the pairs mentioned above through Oakley’s website, however if you’re looking to save, you have a few options. If you have an Oakley Vault near you, it’s worth a shot to see what’s in stock. Otherwise you can try eBay, but be very wary of fakes and be sure to learn how to spot them.