This week we compare two pairs of shades from Oakley.
Mountain Bike Resources Online - Gear - Oakley Shades
Whether you're a first time buyer, or looking to replace an aging pair, good eye protection is probably the second most important piece of equipment you wear (helmet being #1 of course).
A good pair of sun glasses should have adequate UV protection, no lens distortion, and have a comfortable fit. Not to be overlooked, style is another important factor, as you want to feel comfortable enough to wear these around your friends.
Depending on what you're looking for, Oakley's Eye Jacket and M Frame are two good choices. While the Eye Jacket is more stylish, the M Frame is the more comfortable of the two.
Both pair offer a snug fit, thanks to earsocks that grip the side of your head. The wrap around design of both pairs will protect you from the elements (i.e. sun, wind & branches). If you buy the M Frame, you will be able to choose from four lens shapes and nine tints. On the Eye Jacket, only the earsocks are replaceable.
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