Oakley has been taking over the market with its fine eyewear collection and giving stiff competition to other players in the market. Among the many eyewear, the most eye-catching is the Jacket series. And the difference between Half Jacket, Half Jacket 2.0, Flak Jacket and Flak 2.0 is a bit confusing for people. In fact the difference between these sunglasses is strictly about lenses, not frames, and this distinction is very important. Here's a comparison between these lenses so you can better understand which size might work best for you.
What is Oakley Half Jacket Sunglasses?
Half Jacket was released in 2002 as Oakley's first dual frame with interchangeable lenses. 2012 saw the introduction of Half Jacket 2.0. Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 sunglasses look more like cycling glasses or sports glasses than just sunglasses. And the lenses are interchangeable.
What is The Difference Between The Standard vs XL Lenses?
"XL" is not related to the frame, only to the lens. The standard lens offers a traditional round cure with a shape difference at the bottom of the lens regular 2.0 is convex, while the XL lens has a concave down design that protrudes an additional 2 mm outward to provide additional coverage for peripheral vision. xl lenses fit standard Half Jacket 2.0 frames and vice versa.
What is Oakley Flak Jacket Sunglasses?
Introduced in 2007, the Flak Jacket has a beautiful curved shape for a more sporty or tactical look than the regular tint. It features a similar half-lens design and O Matter frame. And the lenses are interchangeable, similar to the Half Jacket 2.0, with a variety of replacement lenses available.
What is The Difference Between Flak Jacket vs XLJ Lenses?
XLJ lenses are curved at the bottom to fit your cheekbones while providing you with extra coverage. The standard Flak Jacket lenses are straight at the bottom, which may work better if you have higher cheekbones. The lenses are interchangeable between the standard Flak Jacket and the Flak Jacket XLJ, as the frame chassis is the same.
What is Oakley Flak 2.0 Sunglasses?
The latest version for 2015, Flak 2.0, is the successor to the Flak Jacket. Cleverly redesigned, the new Flak 2.0 has higher lenses and incorporates the new Prizm color palette. Otherwise, there are no major changes in this version. One thing to note here is that the Flak 2.0 sunglasses have been discontinued and are no longer available for purchase. However, if you like the Flak 2.0 lenses and already own the frames, you can still purchase the Flak 2.0 replacement lenses through MryLens.
What is The Difference Between Standard vs 2.0 XL Lenses?
The Flak 2.0 XL has a higher lens and cuts into the bottom around the cheekbone, so you get maximum coverage while avoiding contact with the face.The Flak 2.0 has the same frame chassis as the Flak 2.0 XL, but has a shorter lens with a rounded bottom.
Oakley Flak Jacket vs. Half Jacket vs. Flak 2.0
As previously mentioned, standard and XL or XLJ pairs are interchangeable in the same frame. Although not officially advertised by Oakley, some of the lenses in these pairs are interchangeable. For example, the Oakley Flak Jacket lenses fit Half Jacket 2.0 (but not vice versa). Standard and XLJ lenses are interchangeable within the frame style. Although there are some differences in frame sizes, most are very similar. If you are considering replacing your lenses and are not 100% sure which model you have, please feel free to send a message to our support team. We'll be happy to help you solve your problem.