With the turn of the year, Oakley Sunglasses have released a whole plethora of new models to fit into their ‘Lifestyle’ range and undoubtedly one of the stand out pairs has to be the Oakley Offshoot Sunglasses. Based heavily around the Oakley Big Taco Sunglasses (one of the biggest Oakley releases of 2012), the Oakley Offshoots add a whole new dimension to what is surely going to be a future classic. A large frame, fantastic innovative technology and unrivalled lens quality has elevated the Oakley Offshoot Sunglasses to near stardom before it has even been put on general release. In this exclusive ReviewStation blog, we are going to look at the Offshoots in detail and provide you with everything you need to know before you buy.
Let’s start by taking a look at the frame; made from Oakley’s patented O Matter compound, it is a revolution in sunglass and eyewear technology which has seen Oakley excel above and beyond their closest competitors. O Matter is a polycarbonate mixture which has a different molecular make up to regular acetate, it is this microscopic change which gives O Matter the noticeable advantage over others. Designed to be incredibly flexible yet durable, the Oakley Offshoot sunglasses are tested to the same standards as industrial protective eyewear and will keep your eyes safe and sound should anything hit you in the face, providing the user with peace of mind whatever the sunglasses are being used for. Oakley have added multi-toned and textured temple designs for the fashion minded and the range of colours the Offshoots come in will surely please even the fussiest of people out there! To complete these already amazing frames, they have been made with Oakley’s patented ‘Three-Point-Fit’ system which ensures the sunglasses will only contact your head in three places; above your ears and on the bridge of your nose meaning that they will fit the vast majority of head sizes and shapes.
Unlike it’s predecessor, the Big Taco, the Oakley Offshoot Sunglasses have a shield lens which extends to almost the full width of the frame providing the user with a wide field of sight and fantastic clarity of vision. The clarity of the lens is down to the Plutonite polycarbonate compound which Oakley make their lenses from and the uncompromisingly exact standards to which they manufacture these lenses. Oakley complete all of their Plutonite lenses with HD and XYZ Optics to ensure no refraction of light occurs as it passes through the lens; this eliminates annoying sunglass headaches and eye strain. Plutonite, along with 600 other Oakley technologies, are protected by patents so you can be sure that you will be receiving the best lenses in the world, lenses which are 100% UVA, UVB and UVC protective. As any Oakley sunglass owner will tell you, the aesthetics of the lenses are just as important as the technology put in them and therefore Oakley have made the Offshoot sunglasses with a vast range of lens colours and styles, adding Iridium coatings and Polarised filters to select models.
As we have exclusive and very early access to these sunglasses we have included an extensive video review of the amazing Oakley Offshoot Sunglasses for your viewing entertainment below. Please take a look and let us know what you think in the comments below!
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We recently told you about some of the fabulous new Oakley sunglasses launching for women and now it’s time to introduce you to 3 of the new designs for men that are due to hit our shelves in October.
First up we have the Oakley Blender sunglasses. If you are a fan of the sleek Oakley style, then the Blender sunglasses will definitely appeal! The frame is made of the lightweight but strong C-5 alloy material and also features O Matter ear stems for optimised comfort and a secure fit. The Plutonite lenses provide full UV protection and the Blender sunglasses are built with a wrapped frame for maximum peripheral vision.
If vibrant, bold and statement sunglasses are your thing, the Oakley Dispatch 2 sunglasses will perfectly fit the bill. The fashionable and sporty oversized frame is made of the lightweight and durable O Matter material and comes in an array of striking colourways. The Dispatch 2 sunglasses also come with adjustable metal Oakley icons enabling you to change the look and style of the sunglasses and the frame is constructed using the Oakley Three-Point Fit, which positions the Plutonite lenses in the perfect place for optimum comfort and vision.
Last but by no means least we have the Oakley Jupiter Squared sunglasses. Part of the lifestyle collection, the Jupiter Squared design is ultra cool and oozes the Oakley attitude! The frame is made of the Oakley O Matter material and the style also features Unobtanium ear stems for a comfortable and secure fit. The lenses are made of Plutonite and some Jupiter Squared styles also come with an iridium lens coating to further reduce glare.
All of these Oakley sunglasses are due to arrive in October so we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as they do!
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Oakley Sunglasses is constantly ahead of the game when it comes to launching new sunglasses and there are some incredible designs for ladies that are ready to hit the shelves this autumn. Perfectly fusing flawless aesthetics with superior function and performance capabilities, here is a rundown of the new styles that will soon be available here at Shade Station-:
An ultra chic and fashion forward oversized style for women, the Obligation sunglasses feature the benefits of Plutonite lenses, the Oakley Three-Point Fit and optimised peripheral vision. Some Obligation sunglasses also come with Polarised lenses.
A fierce style for women and within the Active collection, the Ideal Oakley sunglasses feature a durable yet flexible O Matter frame and are designed with a wrapped fit, therefore maximising peripheral vision and protection. The lenses are made of Plutonite and some Ideal styles also come equipped with Polarised lenses.
A sophisticated and elegant pair of Oakley sunglasses for women, the oversized Drizzle design is the ultimate when it comes to style and function. The Plutonite lenses filter out 100% of UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm and the style is also designed with the Oakley Three-Point Fit to ensure a comfortable and perfect fit upon the face.
Trendy, sporty and versatile, the Oakley Confront sunglasses for ladies are the ultimate when it comes to expressing the fierce Oakley attitude! These sunglasses typically incorporate bold pops of colour along the top frame sections and arms and feature Plutonite lenses, a lightweight and durable acetate frame and Unobtanium ear pads for a secure and comfortable fit.
Modern, trendy and ultra sleek, the Pampered Oakley sunglasses will instantly add a sharp finish to your look. These sunglasses feature a lightweight O Matter frame and are designed with the Oakley Three-Point Fit structure. The Pampered sunglasses feature Plutonite lenses with some versions also boasting Polarised lenses.
The new Oakley sunglasses above are a great balance of fashion forward with functional and are top of the game when it comes to performance. We’ll be sure to let you know when they arrive!
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The Oakley brand is the master of manufacturing the best of the best when it comes to sunglasses that boast style and function. Offering a dynamic array of lenses and frames to suit different sports, and high-tech functions such as MP3 players and blue tooth facilities, you really can’t get much better than a pair Oakley sunglasses.
The brand has also really come to the forefront in designing sunglasses that are ultra fashionable and stylish. Perfect for when you want a high-fashion look with the superior Oakley technology, one new style that is very much on our radar are the new Oakley Beckon sunglasses.
Designed specifically for women, the Oakley Beckon sunglasses feature an oversized frame made of the patented O Matter Oakley material, which resists impact whilst providing a lightweight and comfortable finish for all-day wear. In typical Oakley style, vision is maximised with the incorporation of a 6 base lens curvature held in place with the unique Oakley Three-Point Fit to achieve the best possible optical alignment.
The ultra sleek Oakley logo is displayed upon the hinge and some of the lenses within the Beckon collection also feature Oakley’s famous Polarised technology, which effectively minimises glare and improves visual clarity.
If you like to add a splash of colour to your look, then the Oakley Beckon sunglasses will definitely appeal as are available in chic and statement colours including Grape Juice, Vino, Crystal Turquoise, Brown Sugar, Polished White and Polished Black if you prefer a more classic and neutral finish.
At either £60 or £90 (for Polarised lenses), the Beckon Oakley sunglasses are incredibly good value and make for a worthy investment. The shape is super stylish and timelessly classic, and the incorporation of the unique Oakley materials and technologies mean that the Beckon sunglasses are so much more than just a great looking pair of shades.
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If you are looking for something that extra bit special in a pair of sunglasses, then you need look no further than the Oakley brand. A fine combination of unique, innovative style and incomparable function, Oakley has a distinct vision all of its own and embodies the notion that only the best is good enough.
Part of the reason why Oakley has become so renowned and respected in the eyewear industry is because of its polarization technology. Many of the Oakley styles ranging from the fashionable Oakley Frogskins through to the exclusive, statement and sports orientated Pit Boss sunglasses incorporate Oakley’s High Definition Optics and Polarized lenses. Oakley’s High Definition Optics (or HDO) provide the ultimate in visual clarity and effectively eliminate any distortion. Often a pair of standard lenses will slightly distort images whereas HDO lenses enable to you see everything exactly where it is.
Polarized lenses then work to enhance the effect of HDO by balancing light transmission and blocking out glare which can be potentially damaging to the eyes. A huge number of professional athletes including Jake Halstead and Ryan Sheckler opt for Oakley sunglasses with polarized lenses and HDO because they help to maximise performance and always keep the eyes and face protected from harmful rays whilst on the go.
However, Oakley also appreciates that even if you prefer a more fashion forward pair of shades, you may also want to enjoy the superior Oakley technology and therefore a number of the ultra stylish Oakley sunglasses such as the chic and oversized Abandon ladies sunglasses, and the demure, versatile and super sophisticated unisex Square Whisker sunglasses, all have versions available that include polarized lenses.
Part of the reason why Oakley has become so popular is that it provides style options for every sport requirement whilst also creating a superb range of more fashion and trend led designs. Made using lightweight materials including the highly durable C-5 alloy for the slimmer wire style frames, to the robust O Matter frame as seen in some of the more bold designs that require that extra impact resistance, every part of every pair of Oakley sunglasses through to the frame, fit, aesthetic detailing and lens is designed with the wearer in mind and aims to create the best visual quality and experience possible.
Here at Shade Station we have an extensive collection of Oakley sunglasses available including some of the most iconic designs such as the Oakley Jawbone to the high tech Split Thump sunglasses which innovatively allow you to listen to music and communicate whilst on the go!
So why not check out the entire Oakley sunglasses collection and see the world through the truly unique Oakley eyes!
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As a brand Oakley gains its popularity from the fact that a great deal of time and research is invested in creating new designs. That is why each pair of sunglasses are made using the latest eyewear technology. There are 2 new designs to look out for in the Oakley collection, both of which are at the height of visual and functional quality.
After four years of research and design, the Oakley Pit Boss sport sunglasses have been released as the flagship product for the new Oakley Elite collection. Jim Jannard, the founder of Oakley sunglasses is largely responsible for ensuring that the Pit Boss shades mark the ultimate in perfection. The frames feature sport polarized and smudge proof lenses with ultra lightweight titanium inserts and an O-Matter frame. The wrap around visor style Pit Boss sunglasses are crafted to perfection and look absolutely striking in true Oakley style!
The next new design comes in the form of the boldly named Oakley Jawbone sunglasses. Made using the latest design technology, these frames are completely unique and have never been seen before in the sports eyewear industry. What make the Jawbone shades so special is that they have been created specifically around achieving precise visual clarity and protection. Oakley has developed a new Switchlock Technology for the Jawbones allowing the lower part of the frame to open which means the user has the ability to change the lens. With just one pair of sunglasses your vision will be maximised regardless of the activity and you can adapt your lens requirements according to the light. You do not need to worry about finger prints as there is minimal handling involved. The nose piece can be adjusted and the newly designed Three-Point Fit mechanism also ensures the frame touches the wearer only at the bridge of the nose and the sides of the head to increase flexibility.
These 2 new additions to the Oakley range are prime examples of how the brand places emphasis on taking time to create never seen before revolutionary products. Designed for sports, in typical Oakley fashion, the frames also look extremely cool and it is fair to say that as a sports enthusiast or competitor you will simply not find anything better as Oakley are definitely the main leaders in eyewear technology.
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