Oakley Radarlock Path Review

July 20, 2014
Oakley Radarlock Path
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
86
Security of Fit
8
Comfort
7
Lens Clarity
8
Coverage/Wind resistance
7
Features
8
Value
8

The Good

  • Lightweight design
  • Easy-to-use interchangeable lens system
  • Excellent optics via a high-quality polarized lens
  • Wrapped lens offers good coverage and wind resistance

The Bad

  • Temple size is a bit chunkier and slightly uncomfortable
THE VERDICT

Oakley Radarlock Path offers excellent optics in a lightweight package. With an aggressive wrapped profile, interchangeable lens system, and a lightweight design, the multi-sport Radarlock Path was one of the most performance-minded shades in this test. It also comes with a variety of soft nose pads from which to choose for a more customized fit. Only gripe: The Radarlock Path has a slightly larger temple size that can be slightly uncomfortable, depending on the wearer’s face and head size.

FULL REVIEW

The Oakley Radarlock Path is a lightweight performance-focused wrap sunglass. It also has high-quality polarized lenses designed for definition.

Fit & Comfort
The Radarlock Path has a buttoned-up fit—gripping nose pads and temples help it stay in perfectly place during higher-impact activities, even when worn under a helmet. Its nose pads are soft and bendable, but they are not movable and, thus, this sunglass’ fit cannot be more customized to the wearer’s face.

Oakley’s O Matter material employed in this frame is lightweight and, according to the company, stress resistant. No doubt, this sunglass rides easy on the face even during more intense activities.

Lens Clarity
I tested Oakley’s red iridium polarized lens, which cut glare well on the water and also had had excellent clarity and definition on the trail. The Radarlock Path’s wrapped design offers a wide field of vision and I noticed that Oakley’s Polaric Ellipsoid lens geometry truly does extend clarity to the edge of the lens.

The Radarlock Path also employs Oakley’s Switchlock interchangeable lens system, which is easy to use and delivers customized lens options for varying light conditions.

Wind Resistance
Due to its size and aggressive wrapped design the Radarlock Path cut the wind effectively, even when I tested it on open ocean water in Hawaii (with a moderate wind) and also while cycling into spring headwinds in Colorado.

 

 


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MSRP
$240.00
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$233.00
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