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Replacement Oakley Goggle Lens Guide

Oakley have always been the iconic brand for snow glasses and goggles, but the sheer number of lenses on offer mean if you intend on doing your homework, choosing a new pair is like embarking on a postgrad thesis. More complicated than adjusting your TV, there’s contrast and light transmission, then coatings and colour filtrations – and what about which wavelengths you want to keep and which ones aren’t welcome? We’ve summarised and simplified it for you.

How they work

Usually goggles have just one lens. That means your one pair of goggles is only suitable for one type of light – be it morning, afternoon, twilight, spectacularly bright, or a white out. Ideally, you need more than one lens if you want to be able to see your way clearly. Oakley’s list of replacement lenses is almost as impressive as the Beatles’ back catalogue.

Light Transmission

It’s all about how much light gets through the lens to your eye. Each lens filters light differently and is designed especially for a particular set of weather conditions. High light transmission means a clear colour lens, letting through lots of light and making it great for low light. A darker or less transparent lens has a low level light transmission and protects your eyes from glare. These lenses are best in bright light.

Contrast

Grey used to be the colour for sunglasses, now they come in yellow and all shades between. Grey lenses work by taking away an equal amount of each wavelength light so everything is a little darker. Great for sunny days but bad in low light where everything gets darker. Grey lenses offer less contrast – the difference between bright and dark places. The colour of your lens or its coating (Iridium) changes the amount of contrast. Yellow lenses allow us to see more contrast by removing blue ligh which is hard for our eyes to focus on and causes blur.

Prizm

Oakley’s Prizm technology is the result of extensive colour science research. Their new lenses, “cut out the background noise” meaning the colour lens dyes minimise colours your eyes don’t need and maximise the ones they do. Your eyes are free to deal with important wavelengths giving you detail, clarity and depth.

Oakley Prizm Lens Technology

Best of the bunch

FOR SUNNY BLUE DAYS

Prizm Black Iridium

PRIZM BLACK IRIDIUM

Light transmission 5-10% and an Iridium coating for definition.

 

LOW LIGHT – YELLOW SNOW

HI Yellow

H.I. YELLOW

78% light transmission and high intensity iridium coating for as much contrast as possible.

 

Changeable weather

Prizm Torch Iridium

PRIZM TORCH IRIDIUM

 

One minute cloudy, the next it’s sunny? With the Prizm Torch Iridium you still get the depth and detaIl. Light transmission score of 5-10% and an Iridium coating for high definition.

THE RANGE

The Range

PRIZM Lens name Ideal conditions Light level VLT* Description Available for
 Oakley Goggle Lens Prism Hi Pink Iridium Prizm HI Pink Whiteout, Snowy, Overcast Low, Flat Light to Medium Light Around 25% With the Prizm colour technology and High-Intensity Iridium coating, this lens is better at removing more visible light than other low light lenses. A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Airbrake XL, Canopy, Crowbar, Flight Deck, Flight Deck XM, Line Miner
 Oakley Goggle Lens Prism Rose Prizm Rose Whiteout, Snowy, Overcast Flat Light to Medium Light 21%+ Filtering plenty of visible light, this Prizm lens performs well in low and brighter light levels. A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Airbrake XL, Canopy, Crowbar, Flight Deck, Flight Deck XM, Line Miner, Splice
 Oakley Goggle Lens Prism Torch Iridium Prizm Torch Iridium Partly Cloudy to Sunny Medium to Bright Light 11 – 20% With Prizm technology for filtering colours we don’t need, and an Iridium coating for contrast, this lens is perfect for medium to bright light. A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Airbrake XL, Canopy, Crowbar, Flight Deck, Flight Deck XM, Line Miner
 Oakley Goggle Lens Prizm Jade Iridium Prizm Jade Iridium Partly Cloudy to Sunny Medium to Bright Light 11 – 20% With a green Iridium coating for contrast, the Prizm Jade lens is suitable for cloudy and bright conditions. A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Airbrake XL, Canopy, Crowbar, Flight Deck, Flight Deck XM, Line Miner, Splice
 Oakley Goggle Lens - Prizm Sapphire Iridium Prizm Sapphire Iridium Partly Cloudy to Sunny Medium to Bright Light 11 – 20% Sapphire blue iridium coating for contrast, and Prizm colour technology removing the colours which confuse your eye, this lens is the one for cloudy but bright weather. A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Airbrake XL, Canopy, Crowbar, Flight Deck, Flight Deck XM, Line Miner
 Oakley Replacement Goggle Lens Guide - Prizm Black Iridium Prizm Black Iridium Sunny Bright Light 5 – 10% The Prizm lens and dark Iridium coating cut out the glare whilst protecting your eyes for the brightest bluest cloudless days. A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Airbrake XL, Canopy, Crowbar, Flight Deck, Flight Deck XM, Line Miner, Splice
 Oakley Replacement Goggle Lens Guide - Clear Clear Night Super low light 90% For the night riders, these lenses are completely neutral in colour with maximum light transmission. A Frame, A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Airbrake XL, Ambush, Canopy, Crowbar, Elevate, Flight Deck, Flight Deck XM, O2, Splice
 Replacement Oaklely Goggle Lens Guide - HI Yellow HI Yellow Whiteout, snowy, overcast Flat or very low light 78% Perfect for low light, the high Intensity Iridium coating gives contrast and added detail for flat and very low light conditions. A Frame, A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Airwave, Canopy, Crowbar, Elevate, Flight Deck, O2, Splice
 Oakley Replacement Goggle Lens Guide - HI Persimmon HI Persimmon Whiteout, snowy, overcast Flat or low light 63% The high Intensity Iridium coating adds contrast and cuts blue light to boost detail. A Frame, A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Canopy, Crowbar, Elevate, Flight Deck, Splice, Stockholm
 Replacement Oakley Goggle Lens Guide - Persimmon Persimmon Whiteout, snowy, overcast Flat or low light 62% This lens filters blue light for more contrast. Made for low light conditions. A Frame, A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Airwave, Ambush, Canopy, Crowbar, Elevate, Flight Deck, Flight Deck XM, Line Miner, O2, Splice, Stockholm
 Oakley Replacement Goggle Lenses - VR50 Pink Iridium VR50 Pink Iridium Broken cloud, sunshine Medium to bright light 41% This Iridium coating performs well in various light conditions with good depth perception and contrast. A good mid range lens. A Frame, A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Canopy, Crowbar, Elevate, Flight Deck, Flight Deck XM, Splice, Stockholm
 Oakley Replacement Lenses For Sale - Rose Rose Broken cloud, sunshine Medium to bright light 35% Another all-round good lens in a rose colour. Enhanced contrast as well as clarity and depth. A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Canopy, Crowbar, Flight Deck, Splice
 Gold Iridium Gold Iridium Broken cloud, sunshine Medium to bright light 22% An Iridium-coated gold lens for heightened clarity and depth, a good all round lens for medium to bright conditions. A Frame, Crowbar, Splice, Stockholm
 Black Iridium Black Iridium Broken cloud, sunshine Medium to bright light 18% This is a high-contrast lens with an Iridium coating for detail and depth – perfect for sunny days. A Frame, A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Airwave, Ambush, Canopy, Crowbar, Elevate, Flight Deck, O2, Splice, Stockholm
 Jade Iridium Jade Iridium Broken cloud, sunshine Medium to bright light 17% An increase in visual clarity without changing your perception of colour with this neutral lens. The iridium coating for extra detail and contrast. A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Canopy, Crowbar, Flight Deck, O2, Splice
 Fire Iridium Fire Iridium Broken cloud, sunshine Medium to bright light 16% High-contrast Iridium coating for great detail and depth perception. Increased clarity with this dark but multicolour mirror lens. A Frame, A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Airbrake XL, Airwave, Ambush, Canopy, Crowbar, Elevate, Flight Deck, Flight Deck XM, Line Miner, O2, Splice, Stockholm
 Violet Iridium Violet Iridium Broken cloud, sunshine Medium to bright light 14% This is an Iridium-coated neutral lens tint so you can see more contrast. A Frame 2.0, Flight Deck XM, O2
 Dark Grey Dark Grey Sunshine Bright light 10% Great for bright light on sunny days, this neutral lens increases clarity and won’t change your perception of colour. A Frame, A Frame 2.0, Airbrake, Airbrake XL, Airwave, Canopy, Crowbar, Elevate, Flight Deck, Flight Deck XM, Line Miner, O2, Splice, Stockholm
 24K Iridium 24K Iridium Sunshine Bright light 10% Iridium to keep the contrast and detail, with a highly reflective 24k lens cutting out 90% of visible light for very bright conditions. Airbrake, Crowbar

 

1 Comment
  1. Ripclear

    16th October 2018 10:45 am

    Thanks for sharing this useful post. l like goggles and this post is very informative for me about goggle lenses to protect it from scratches.

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