The Oakley Jupiter Carbon Sunglasses are one of the newest releases to come out of Oakley Sunglasses HQ and they may look a little familiar…but don’t let that fool you! Those of you who remember the Oakley Jupiter Factory Lite Sunglasses will be able to draw this comparison, however they are very different indeed; from the material that they are made of, right through to subtleties in design. First of all, lets discuss the similarities; they both have an almost identical shape and profile on your face, patented Plutonite lenses which are 100% UVA, UVB and UVC protective and both of their lenses feature Oakley’s HD and XYZ Optics which completely cut out refraction of light and therefore the optical clarity is second to none! Oakley have over 600 patents to protect this technology so you can be sure that you won’t find this kind of innovation elsewhere.
As with the Oakley Jupiter Factory Lite Sunglasses, the Oakley Jupiter Carbon Sunglasses feature lightweight carbon fibre arms which are attached with mono-shock hinges for a truly comfortable wear and the ‘three-point fit’ technology ensures that they will fit the vast majority of head sizes and shapes. Where the two frames differ is the actual frame itself; where the Factory Lites had a precision engineered aluminium centre frame, the Oakley Jupiter Carbon Sunglasses have an O Matter centre frame. O Matter is Oakley’s patented polycarbonate compound which is incredibly flexible and durable and is impact resistant to the same level as industrial strength eyewear!
Although these amazing frames are not going to be available until the summer, you can register your interest on our site and we will let you know when they arrive. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates and news…
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Oakley ambassador and former road race champion Mark Cavendish won the Tour of Qatar at the weekend wearing his amazing Oakley Radarlock Sunglasses. His new team Omega Pharma-Quick Step has now seen him win two races and surely some of this success is down to the world class eyewear provided by Oakley and their engineers. Cavendish ,who now has 23 Tour de France stages to his name, sprinted the final part of the stage on Sunday to clinch this all important win for his team and cements his place in the list of all time great British Cyclists.
Rumour has it that Mark Cavendish is going to be releasing a new signature pair of Oakley Radarlock Sunglasses this year and he couldn’t have picked a better time to do so. After leaving Team Sky last year, Cavendish has become the main man at Omega Pharma and is now their number one stage winner; unusually for Mark who is so used to being a underdog to the great Bradley Wiggins. The image of him crossing the finish line this weekend embodies the spirit of Oakley Sunglasses and sports performance eyewear; unrivalled technology with could even be seen as ‘almost an unfair advantage’. Made from Oakley’s patented O Matter frame material, the Oakley Radarlock Sunglasses are incredibly lightweight yet durable and will sit comfortably on your face for all day usage no matter how much you exert yourself. Oakley’s earsocks are made from an Unobtanium rubber compound which will actually stick to your face the more you sweat; an invaluable asset for any competitive sports person.
Oakley Sunglasses have some of the best lenses that the world has ever seen. Made from Plutonite, a patented polycarbonate compound, they will provide the user with 100% optical clarity thanks to Oakley’s HD and XYZ Optics. It is this technology which excels Oakley Sunglasses above all competition in the cycling world as no refraction of light occurs as it passes through the lens – this eradicates annoying sunglass headaches or eyestrain that you may get with other brands. The unique molecular makeup of Plutonite lenses means that they are impact resistant to same level as industrial strength eyewear to keep your eyes safe and sound from any flying debris whilst on your bike!
Mark Cavendish is the living embodiment of Oakley’s continued passion and fervour to succeed in the cycling world and we are looking forward to his contribution in the much anticipated Tour de France this year. News from Oakley this week has also confirmed that Mark Cavendish is releasing his own signature set of Radarlocks – the Oakley Mark Cavendish Signature Radarlock Sunglasses Path! We will keep you up to date with any more news on this as and when it comes in.
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A surfing legend in his own right, Kolohe Andino has shot to fame in recent months and it is this success which has inspired the Oakley Kolohe Andino Garage Rock Sunglasses. Oakley’s signature ranges are consistently fantastic and true to form, the Oakley Kolohe Andino Garage Rock Sunglasses are much of the same amazing quality and design! Son of undoubtedly one of the best surfers the world has ever seen, Dino Andino, Kolohe has managed to fill his father’s rather large boots already by having a great run in the ASP World Tour this year and of course having his own signature set of Oakley Sunglasses.
The Oakley Garage Rock Sunglasses, despite being fairly new, have already struck a chord with fans of Oakley’s lifestyle ranges; combining the inherent retro styling of the Oakley Frogskins Sunglasses and the Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses to make for a frame destined to be a classic! Made from Oakley’s patented O Matter frame material, the Garage Rock Sunglasses are impact resistant to the same levels as industrial strength eyewear and will keep your eyes safe and sound no matter what you use them for. Along with their unrivalled impact protection, the frames are lightweight and comfortable for all day usage without digging into your face; all thanks to Oakley’s patented ‘three-point-fit’ technology.
Undoubtedly, Oakley’s main attraction has to be their Plutonite lenses and in Kolohe Andino’s case, he has gone for the timeless Dark Grey tint, perfect for use in bright conditions and driving. Oakley’s HD and XYZ Optics ensure that you have 100% optically correct vision whilst wearing these meaning that you eradicate all of those annoying sunglass headaches or eye strains that you may get with other brands. Oakley have over 600 patents on their lenses and when you buy a set of Oakley Garage Rock Sunglasses, you can be assured that you are getting the best eyewear technology that money can buy.
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Women’s Sunglasses are tricky to conquer, however Oakley Sunglasses are doing just that with their new Oakley LBD Sunglasses! The squared off, classically styled sunglasses are a breath of fresh air in the women’s sunglass range as they take all the design features of regular frames and combine them seamlessly with Oakley’s innovative technology. Flowing lines and tapered arms frame the rectangular lenses for a look which will compliment the vast majority of face shapes and sizes; an invaluable asset for the fashion focussed fashionistas out there!
The frames themselves are made from Oakley’s patented O Matter plastic compound; a material which is conveniently flexible whilst being durable and safe for everyday use. From being bumped around in a handbag, to bring dropped off a skyscraper; the Oakley LBD Sunglasses are designed to take it. Impact resistant to the same level as industrial strength eyewear, you can be assured that your eyes are 100% safe and sound at all times whilst wearing these amazing sunglasses. Oakley have then adorned the frame with Unobtanium nosepads, a ground-breaking rubber composite which will actually absorb moisture and stick to your face, allowing you to wear the sunglasses for any kind of active or lifestyle activities.
As if Oakley weren’t treating you to enough amazing technology already, they have then added their patented Plutonite lenses to the Oakley LBD Sunglasses; the same lenses used in their high end sports performance gear too! Oakley have 600 patents on their lenses alone, so you can be confident in the knowledge that you are wearing some of the best eyewear and lenses the world has ever seen. This is mainly due to the optical correctness you are receiving with Plutonite; it utilises HD and XYZ optics to keep your sight clear and uninterrupted right up the very edge of your periphery for unrivalled clarity. Completely correcting refraction of light as it passes through the lens, the Oakley LBD Sunglasses will cut out any of those annoying sunglass headaches or eye strains that you may get with other often cheaper brands.
Plutonite itself is completely UVA, UVB and UVC protective meaning that even if the sunglasses get scratched, chipped or damaged your eyes will still be 100% protected from the harmful UV rays! These are the perfect set of sunglasses for any discerning lady and are more than suitable for everyday use, right up to some sport applications. Brand new to Shade Station, the Oakley LBD Sunglasses are sure to fly off the cyber shelves, so get your pre-order in quick.
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The Oakley Obsessed Sunglasses are a brand new women’s pair which are due for release in early 2013. Oakley Sunglasses have always strived to have a vast and impressive women’s sunglass range, and with the release of the Oakley Obsessed Sunglasses, they are very much on their way to achieving this goal. There is a huge selection of colours in this new style, ranging from Cherry Red to Chocolate Sin, you are bound to find something that will suit you! Beautifully defined lines and a fashion focussed image make them an amazing addition to any outfit, all whilst keeping your eyes safe and sound from those harmful UV rays. Also including an appearance from the much missed ‘glitter’ style frames, they are going to be a hit amongst fashionistas around the world.
Let’s start by taking a look at the frames; they are made from Oakley’s patented O Matter plastic compound which is impact resistant to the same standards as industrial strength eyewear to make sure that if anything hits them, your eyes will stay 100% unscathed! Designed to be flexible, yet incredibly durable they will sit comfortably on your face on a day to day basis utilising Oakley’s ‘Three-Point-Fit’ system; this ensures that they will only contact your face in three areas and will therefore fit the vast majority of head shapes and sizes. Unobtanium nosepads mean that the Obsessed sunglasses will stay on your face even if you sweat or they become wet by adhering to your nose rather than slipping and on top of all of this, Oakley have added beautiful temple designs which offset the flowing lines and tapered earstems for the perfect women’s sunglass look!
Undoubtedly, Oakley’s lenses are the best in the world and the Oakley Obsessed Sunglasses contain their patented plutonite lens material which is 100% optically correct and will amend any refraction of light through the lenses. This is known as HD and XYZ optics; technology which is exclusive to Oakley and will stop any of those annoying sunglass headaches or eye strain that you may get from cheaper brands. Oakley’s plutonite lenses are also completely UVA, UVB and UVC protective and unlike other sunglasses, this is actually built into the lens material meaning that if they become chipped or scratched in any way, your eyes will still be kept away from the harmful sunlight. Take a look at the video review below and let us know what you think in the comments section below!
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The Oakley Aquatique Frogkins Sunglasses are a new release from Oakley Sunglasses and their rich colours, amazing innovations and unrivalled quality has seen them become very popular in the industry and I’m sure that they will really make a splash this year. Undoubtedly, the Oakley Frogskins Sunglasses are one of the most coveted pairs to ever come from Oakley’s Foothills Ranch and they are continuously coming up with new and varied editions of this stalwart piece of design genius. The Aquatique range is fashioned using colours of the seven seas; from deep blues to sun-drenched shallows, all of which convert beautifully to a colour scheme perfect for this season.
As you would imagine Oakley have also saturated these amazing frames with their innovative and record-breaking technologies. First of which is their patented O Matter frames which are impact tested to the same level as industrial strength eyewear; an invaluable asset if the sunglasses are being worn on a day to day basis. They are lightweight and durable, making them comfortable to wear all day, whilst the lenses are completely optically correct to ensure that you do not get any eye strain or headaches from wearing them!
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With the turn of the year, Oakley Sunglasses have released a whole plethora of new women’s models which are looking better than ever! In this blog we are going to be taking a closer look at the brand new Oakley News Flash Sunglasses, a range which takes the conventional and turns it on it’s head with multi-toned half translucent frames and amazing patented Plutonite lenses. Oakley are always looking at ways to push the boat out with their sunglasses, and the Oakley News Flash Sunglasses certainly do that, and do it in style. What makes the News Flash Sunglasses so fascinating is the way that Oakley have successfully managed to marry innovative, cutting edge technology with on trend women’s sunglass styling; a feature that no other brand has done.
Let’s start by taking a closer look at the frame; made from Oakley’s patented O Matter compound, the frames are lightweight yet durable and will sit comfortably on your face all day without hurting your face. This is down to Oakley’s ‘three-point fit system’ which ensures the sunglasses only contact your face in three areas; above your ears and on the bridge of your nose, which also means that they will fit the vast majority of head sizes and shapes. Safety for your eyes is paramount and Oakley know this; their O Matter frame material is impact tested to the same level as industrial strength eyewear which will give you peace of mind at all times whatever you want to use your sunglasses for. Aesthetically the Oakley News Flash Sunglasses will please even the fussiest of fashionistas out there with multi-toned half translucent frames and beautiful colour schemes such as Pomegranate and Tortoise Dusk.
Lenses are Oakley Sunglases’ most talked about feature and this comes as no surprise once you have taken a closer look at them; over 600 patents protect their lenses alone and you can be assured that you are receiving the best lenses that money can buy. Oakley lenses are made from Plutonite, a polycarbonate compound which is manufactured at amazingly high temperatures is what gives them their fantastic clarity. HD and XYZ Optics are fitted into the Oakley News Flash Sunglasses also, meaning that you get un-distorted vision right up to the periphery of your sight.
Below is our latest episode in the ReviewStation range and it give you an up close and personal look at these incredible and beautiful pieces of eyewear. Make sure to leave us a comment and let us know what you think!
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A new year brings a brand new range of Oakley Sunglasses and what a year it is lining up to be already! Combinations of classic revamps and awesome new styles make for a season to remember for Oakley and here at Shade Station we like to ensure that you get the inside scoop before anyone else. Oakley are always pushing the boundaries and taking their sunglasses ‘Beyond Reason’, however there are a couple of models in this range which go above and beyond even this; styles such as Plaintiff Squared, Offshoot, Jupiter Factory Lite and News Flash are all thrown into the spotlight while new ladies sunglasses such as Given, Obsessed and LBD support the already innovative and expansive women’s collection.
Lets start by looking at the Oakley Plaintiff Squared Sunglasses, a pioneering twist on the Plaintiff – Oakley’s rendition of the classic teardrop shaped ‘Aviator’ style sunglasses. The first noticeable difference is the lenses and as you will see; the change of shape gives them a whole new persona. This ’squaring off’ technique makes them suit the vast majority of head and face shapes and Oakley’s patented three-point fit system means that they will always fit! Made from the incredibly strong yet flexible C-5 Metal Alloy material, the Oakley Plaintiff Squared Sunglasses are set to really take off in 2013.
In the Autumn of 2012 we were treated to the release of the Oakley Big Taco Sunglasses, a larger framed sunglass which has a shed load of personality. This year Oakley have taken the Big Taco and moulded it into the Oakley Offshoot Sunglasses; they feature a shield lens and give the user an amazing field of view and visual clarity. As with all Oakley Sunglasses they feature patented Plutonite lenses which are made from a polycarbonate compound specifically designed to be tough yet optically correct. Oakley call this technology HDO or High Definition Optics, this means that light is not distorted as it passes through the lenses and you will have perfect vision at all times – completely eliminating those annoying ’sunglass headaches’!
For us however the most exciting new release has to be the Oakley Jupiter Factory Lite Sunglasses, which are in fact a UK exclusive right here at Shade Station! Made from real Carbon Fibre and CNC machined aluminum, they are ultra-lightweight yet amazingly durable and have been tooled with tolerances of just 0.0005″! Oakley have fitted the frames with Twin Shock Hinges which were inspired by the leaf springs of professional racing machines and their flexible titanium alloy ensures a comfortable fit while providing a degree of hyper-flexing when necessary. On top of this, they have also been engineered with Unobtanium components on the arms to keep them secure on your head at all times. Unobtanium is Oakley’s patented rubber and is made from a compound which actually grips to your head the more it gets wet; allowing you to exert yourself and still have peace of mind that your sunglasses will stay put.
Taking a closer look at the new Oakley ladies sunglasses, it is clear to see that they have honed in on the all important trend and styling element; utilising ideas from the more fashion focused sunglass brands and combining them with their own innovative technology. One of the most exciting new styles are the Oakley News Flash Sunglasses which take a classic shape and given it a complete overhaul; adding striking temple designs and shapes to give the News Flash Sunglasses that added dimension. Colours are used to fantastic effect with multi-toned frames and conveniently practical lenses. The Oakley News Flash Sunglasses are made from Oakley’s patented O Matter frame material; a compound which is incredibly strong yet durable and which is tested to the same degree as industrial strength eyewear!
Much like the Oakley Daisy Chain Sunglasses, the Oakley Given Sunglasses use the classic ‘Aviator’ shape lenses to devastatingly wonderful effect. The thin C-5 Alloy frames feature beautiful temple designs and the multi-toned frames appeal to even the most discerning lady! Oakley have not really been known for their stylish women’s sunglasses, but this year they have certainly put this right. The Oakley Given Sunglasses also feature the amazing Plutonite lenses and these are 100% UVA, UVB and UVC protective which provides complete protection for your eyes in even the strongest sunlight. Unlike many other lenses, the UV protection is not added via a coating, but is actually built into the lenses meaning that even if they get scratched or chipped your eyes will still be safe as houses!
Last but not least we come to the Oakley Obsessed Sunglasses and Oakley LBD Sunglasses, these styles are designed to be for the more fashion conscious lady and feature beautifully thin arms, trendy colourways and interesting temple designs. Unobtanium ear stem ends are Oakley’s injection of innovation on these ranges and make them undeniably more practical than other brands looking to vie for the top fashion stakes this year.
Here at Shade Station we like to showcase the best new sunglasses and it is safe to say that Oakley are going to really take the limelight this season. Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates…Happy New Year everyone!
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