Do long hard pack gravel rides. Previously purchased cheap China look alikes. No comparison! Theres a reason things cost more. Quality of workmanship,materials used and how well thought out design of glasses for comfort and functionality. Lenses breath due to slits ,helping in fogging. Anti- slip nose piece and ear arm to hold fast. Did I mention these glasses are very light and sharp looking. This is a no brainer. Money very well spent
Radar EV Path with Prizm Trail lenses are great for mt. biking in varied conditions, including riding in and out of shaded areas. Agree with another commenter, that they aren't the most fashionable glasses to wear around town due to large size. For bike riding they are awesome and stay planted on your face. Also wear these road biking if the sun isn't super bright.
Lenses are great and I love the look of a Radar frame. I use these as all arounders. Deflects enough light to keep eyes comfortable but certainly not a dark lens for blue bird days. Prism does a great job detailing trail oriented structures and the frame isn't in the way when in an aggressive cycling position. Recommended.
The Oakley Radar EV Path sunglasses have crystal clear lenses that don't block your field of view. I purchased a version with the Prizm Low Light lens, which work fantastic in low light conditions. The Radar EV frame is bulletproof with long rubber socks that securely hold the glasses when stowed in a helmet. The Radar EV are the best glasses that I've ever owned.
How fashionable the looks are is debatable, but for quality of product and functionality this is a solid 5 stars. Amazing combination of weightless feel yet never budges from it's position despite some pretty rowdyrocky mt bike descents. The optics are second to none. I have the prizm trail lenses. Crisp, clear, great color divergence. Works great for both MTB and road cycling. Better anti-fog venting than past glasses I've had, but they don't work miracles and can fog up if it's coldhumid enough and I get hot enough. I've only had them for 4ish months but ride at least 4 times each week and they have already been used for road, gravel, and MTB racing. Durability to be determined. At this point, I would definitely buy again.
These are a great all-day-in-the-saddle glasses or for fast racing conditions where details and totally uninstructed view is a must. The tall lenses are perfect for seeing the road when you are in the drops. Most glasses have an annoying top-frame (or the lenses simply drop off) that forces you to tilt your head up to see all of the road ahead of you, but with these, I can stay in a more relaxed down-tilted position and I don't feel like I'm missing anything. The shape is perfect for keeping all but a gentle breeze away from my eyes in all positions.
The shading of the prizm lense is good however it's not exactly the clearest I've seen. My Rudy Projects have a slight advantage there, but it's not distracting and doesn't lead to any kind of perceived eye fatigue.
The frames are extremely light and hang on for dear life. Never any kind of slipping issue, no matter how much I sweat or hammer it.
I LOVE my Oakley glasses AND I LOVE the price These were so much cheaper than the custom order (the price basically doubled when I clicked Custom) that I bought on the Oakley website. I didn't go through and order colors & get charged an arm & leg for simply picking a color for each little thing like the logo, frames, ear socks & lens. Then get charged for lens shape & type. All these features added cost. The only thing that should be charged for is personalized etching that would make them unique to me. I think Oakley's are ABSOLUTELY the BEST protection & I need the BEST I have a history of Ocular Melanoma & lost one eye to this horrible cancer. My Eye Wear has to be PERFECT Someone stole my Sunglasses & I needed to replace them. All the same protection as my other pair but I simply picked the style & ordered.