Oakley Canopy ReviewJune 2, 2015
- Manageable size for a large-frame goggle
- Crystal clear lenses
- Great ventilation and no fogging
- Many frame color and lens options
- Peripheral vision is good on the sides but not on top and bottom
- “Low profile” frame actually sits a good inch off the face
- Relatively high price for only one lens
Oakley consistently makes high-quality goggles and the Canopy does not disappoint. The view through the lens is perfectly clear, there is plenty of venting, and the anti-fog coating does its job. This goggle’s limitation is its peripheral view which is average (but not exceptional) for its size.
In testing, this goggle had great venting all around the frame, the anti-fog coating performed great, and we never felt the wind inside the goggle.
Field of View
The field of view for the Canopy was disappointing for such a large frame. The market is full of oversized frames and the Canopy does not keep up with the competition. Peripheral view is respectable on the sides but underwhelming on top and bottom.
Lens Quality & Options
As usual, the Oakley lens provides an exceptional view. There are tons of lens options (I tested one for low light and one for bright days) but the Canopy only comes with one lens so choose wisely.
Frame and Construction
Oakley claims the Canopy is a “low profile” frame but it sits about an inch off the face. It’s a solid frame made of super-strong material, but the face foam is still soft and comfortable.
I have a medium-size face and the Canopy was a great fit despite its size. It also fit well with different shaped helmets. Oakley boasts that eyeglasses work well inside the Canopy but being blessed with 20/20 vision, I didn’t have the opportunity to test that functionality.