How do you refine a list of the best Oakley sunglasses? Especially when you’re looking at a brand that has taken over the eyewear world, growing from a company with a rich heritage in action sports and a penchant for innovations in high-performance eyewear, to its mainstream appeal today, as a fashion icon?
Navigating the many different Oakley styles may seem daunting, so we’ve done the work for you and narrowed them down to a list of what we think are the best Oakley sunglasses. Whether you’re interested in a specific frame shape and size, or frames for a specific sport, the best Oakley sunglasses are those that not only include the best features but also meet your personal needs. We cast a wide net with this collection to help refine your search.
The Holbrook not only gets our vote for the Best Overall Oakley Sunglasses, but they get your vote too, as the best-selling Oakley sunglasses. And it’s no wonder everyone loves these frames: They feature a classic rectangular frame shape that hints at the eternally appealing wayfarer style, paired with technologically advanced proprietary materials like an O Matter frame and Prizm lenses. Whether for their impressive performance in sports or their fashionable good looks, the Holbrook deserves our pick as the best sunglasses from Oakley, overall.
Why did we choose the Fuel Cell as the best men’s sunglasses from Oakley? In these modern classics, Oakley takes the full-wrap design athletes prefer and turns it into a go-anywhere pair of sunglasses that look as good at a tailgating party as they do behind the bars of a mountain bike.
For a milestone anniversary, Oakley updated the classic wayfarer sunglasses shape with what we think is now their best sunglasses shape for women—the 35th Anniversary Oakley Frogskins. In this updated version, Oakley softened the wayfarer shape with round lines, adding to its feminine appeal. And when combined with an array of fun colors that enhance any style aesthetic, the Frogskins 35th Anniversary easily takes the prize as the best Oakley women’s sunglasses this year.
Built for performance in the field and styled to go anywhere, the Oakley Flak 2.0 XL offers greater coverage and more protection than its predecessor, earning it our top spot as the Best Oakley Tactical Sunglasses. With wraparound bayonet temples and a lightweight semi-rimless design, these O Matter frames with optional clear-to-black photochromic lenses will seamlessly take you from the indoor range to the field while maintaining the eye protection and style you demand.
The Oakley Crosshair offers the performance and style professional drivers demand, in sunglasses with a handsome aviator shape you can wear anywhere. As its name implies, the aviator was designed for pilots who faced harsh light conditions—not much different than you’d find on the sunniest days on the road. With its mix of edgy and classic style, and optional glare-blocking polarized lenses, the Crosshair gets our vote for the Best Oakley Sunglasses for Driving. And with the standard, shatter-resistant, Plutonite® lenses equipped, the Crosshair is also the best pair of Oakley motorcycle sunglasses.
With its smaller eye width and versatile round frame, the Latch is easily the best option in Oakley sunglasses for a narrow face. Combine its small-face-friendly shape with a stylish keyhole bridge, lightweight O Matter frame, and convenient built-in clip hinges (so you can hang your shades on your collar), and you’ve got a beloved pair of sunglasses that will never go out of style.
Boasting full-coverage performance and sporty style in a frame proportioned to comfortably fit bigger guys, the Double Edge is this year’s winner of the Best Oakley Sunglasses for a Wide Face. From game day to the fairway, the Double Edge delivers everything you love about performance full-wrap sunglasses like the Fuel Cell, in a bigger frame for those who prefer it or need it.
Oakley makes some of the most popular sunglasses in Major League Baseball and it’s easy to see why their the top choice of baseball players at all levels. With a variety of lens tints for all conditions and full-wrap coverage to block the sun when fielding fly balls in the outfield or shielding the sun in your peripheral vision when diving for a hard grounder in the infield, the Oakley Radar EV Path is a cleanup hitter when it comes to baseball sunglasses. You’ll spot these frames on some of the best players in the big leagues for one reason: these sunglasses perform at the highest levels. That’s why we think the Oakley Radar EV Path is the best pair of baseball sunglasses this year.
Golfers are in the sun all day and need a pair of sunglasses that not only properly protects their eyes from the sun but also allows them to see the subtle changes in the fairway and green, without distortion. The Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL combines a golfer-preferred semi-rimless design, to allow for unobstructed vision, with the lens tints that golfers need for changing light conditions. We chose these frames as the best golfing sunglasses because golfing is about precision and so are the Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL sunglasses.
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