ULTIMATE EYE PROTECTION
New glasses from Oakley SI, an American legend.
Few companies represent the American way more than Oakley Inc. Even fewer actively participate in helping first responders and troops to the extent that the Oakley Standard Issue team – a dedicated division within Oakley Inc. – does, and the company reinforces that commitment with its new SI Speed Jacket shooting glasses.
Designed with direct input from law enforcement and competitive shooters, SI Speed Jacket hits all the tough points of high-performance eye protection. Fully compliant with ANSI Z87.1 impact standards, the lens also offers a wide field of view. A thin ear-stem technology is designed for over-the-ear communication systems compatibility and hat integration. SI Speed Jacket delivers all day fit and comfort, but it is also built for those dynamic moments of tactical and competitive movement.
To make the process of lens changing fast, easy and hassle-free, this technology uses a simple switch mechanism to release the mounted lens so a new one can be locked in instantly. It lets uses adapt their vision and keep up with changing light.
Prizm Lens Features
The most important feature of any eye protection is, of course, the lens. This is where Oakley excels and is most innovative.
Oakley’s new Standard Issue PRIZM lenses for its shooting and tactical line of glasses are crisp and one of the highest performing on the market. The lens is designed to increase your eye’s ability to adapt to various lighting conditions by blocking specific wavelengths along the color spectrum. Which wavelengths are blocked depends on the specific lighting conditions. Oakley provides a different lens for each lighting condition a shooter will face in the field.
Because Oakley’s PRIZM lenses are color-tuned specifically for shooting, they boost a shooter’s recognition of targets by blocking background distractions such as dirt, trees and sky. It’s as if Oakley is granting operators the power of super sight. These lenses also improve a wearer’s ability to see reticle patterns through a scope more
clearly. This allows shooters to better determine scale or position when honing in on targets.
The primary PRIZM lenses for shooters are currently the TR45 and the TR22. The TR45 PRIZM lens is a lightershaded lens and offers 45 percent VLT (visible light transmission), perfect for overcast days or low-light conditions. The TR22 PRIZM lens is a darker shade and allows for 22 percent VLT, better for bright, sunny days. NON-PRIZM technology lenses are gray (polarized and non-polarized) as well as black iridium (polarized and non-polarized). The company also offers three other PRIZM lenses for maritime use.
All Oakley lenses are made from the company's proprietary Plutonite, a high-purity opticalgrade polycarbonate, to protect wearers from fragments that could damage eyes. All lenses also block 100 percent of UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful violet-blue light up to 400nm.
Also standard is a smudge-free lens coating. The glasses stay firmly planted on your nose even in wet conditions via hydrophilic “Unobtainium” nose pads. An advanced backside anti-fog coating keeps the target environment crisp and distraction-free. A front-side hard coating provides scratch resistance.
In a market awash with various and cheap eyewear, Oakley sets the standard for any shooter. TW