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  1. pingmonster

    pingmonster Oakley Beginner

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    I'm trying to get a pair of sunny for my Mrs and came across Gradient Polarized Lenses...(Gray and Brown).
    Anyone care to add some more info on these "Gradient" Lenses...?
    Is it just different coating (Gradient or Iridium)? or Is it actually different look (through) and feel?

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  2. Lumbergh

    Lumbergh Oakley Enthusiast

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  3. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Gradient has to do with the base tint, usually darker on top and fading to lighter at the bottom.

    Iridium is Oakley's reflective/mirror coating.

    One iridium vs. another has a major impact on the appearance of the lens from the outside, but little impact on the wearing / viewing experience.

    Gradient vs. non-gradient would have a major impact on the wearing / viewing experience, one being lighter at the bottom and the other a uniform base tint.
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  4. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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  5. It's been said before that Oakley gradient lenses are prone to peeling problems much quicker than their other lenses. I've kept away from them when buying stuff for the wife for that reason. Also most of them look really stupid in person.