Ever find yourself confused with all the terms Oakley uses? Well, he's a quick guide to get you on your feet.
Number used commonly in Oakley promotions. Believed to be the mean time of day, when the sun's light is strongest, (Ideal time of day for sunglass protection) as well as the time at night the first commercial aired. However the number in actuality was pulled at random. One of the few elements with no true story...ironically still making it unique.
(American National Standards Institute) The 3rd party standard of impact protection and clarity that Oakley lenses exceed.
ANSI Z 80.3
Current standard for most Oakley Plutonite lenses. Considered a 'downgrade' by some (ok, many) this standard is not as "strong" as the ANSI Z87.1 standard. Per Oakley "Optimal precision and impact resistance that meet or exceed ANSI Z80.3 optical and basic impact standards" - this now applies to most Oakley eyewear current and moving forward except where explicitly noted for sports, shooting, etc...
The sculpted head used to model pairs of eye-wear. Variants: Audio Bob, Shadow Head.
Build To Order
5 metals fused to make lightweight strong alloy. Mainly Aluminum, used on wire frames.
Location of Oakley Headquarters near Irvine, CA. - 1 Icon, Foothill Ranch, CA http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=&ie=UTF8&ll=33.671604,-117.645797&spn=0.004688,0.007864&t=h&z=17&om=1
The ellipse logo used as Oakley's main form of identification.
Metal oxides fused to the lens at the molecular level, Reduces glare, tunes transmission, and provides a mirror finish.
High Definition Optics
The extended earstems found exclusively on Zeros. Designed to add even more flex for comfort and fit.
FULL METAL JACKET, Metal oxide frame coating
G20, G30, G40
G = Golf. The lenses that helps separate the golf ball from the green turf. The numbers designate the light transmission rate. G26 is part of this group, but is a very specialized Shooting lens, which was later replaced by the TR## range. At the time, it was lumped in for no better place to put it.
The thin Straight earstems found on Mumbos and 1st gen M Frames. Always relied on flexing, for comfort and fit. The 'Hammer' terminology came from the fact that the original straight stems had to be 'hammered' into their new bend form right before production (a last minute change of idea), pushing the release date back two months.
Found on 2nd gen M Frames. Extended earstems comfortably accommodate any head size without touching your temples.
Holy S*** Factor
Mr. Potato Head, glasses that are re-release using leftover parts. Often in Vaults and with old Rx frames, but sometimes with poor selling models. The older term was 'Vault Exclusive'.
Original M Frame, came in 3 colorways.
Mostly Aluminum alloy to create a high strength, light-weight frame metal.
Special high strength, low weight plastic used in most Oakley frames.
Springy metal used on some Wire frames.
"Oil-resistant", for lack of a more detailed definition. Often used by Oakley in addition to the term 'Hydrophobic", indicating the surface (usually lenses, but could be apparel or other items), is resistant to oils in addition to water.
Oakley Premium Dealer
LENS MATERIAL - polycarbonate, 100% UV A,B,C & harmful blue light protection.
Single lens (Goggles, Dartboard etc) shape in a toric configuration with two focal points (presumably each eye) forming the shield.
Method of filtering out certain angles of light-waves responsible for glare.
Spinning Blade of Death
Glasses or products either specially designed or endorsed by an individual. Products usually carry their signature.
Protection from the biggest thermonuclear generator in sight- the sun.
Three Point Fit
Unobtainium earsocks on hammer earstems and nosepieces create a comfortable Three point fit, regardless of head shape or size.
TR = Target Red. A lens used like the G26 option for shooting. The intended use, Target, is combined with the Red designation in the same way it's used in the VR names lenses. The numbers designate the light transmission rate.
The curved ear pieces on the Blade Systems
HYDROPHILIC RUBBER, Absorbs Moisture ( Grips, Earsocks Etc)
Original O Matter frames. Ultra light, bamboo tumbled to give them there unique silkiness.
VR28, VR50, etc...
VR = Vermillion Red. Vermillion is a common dye name, with Red as a variant of the traditional color. The numbers designate the light transmission rate.
Five metal compounds combined together at 3000 degrees to form a 3-D hypoallergenic sculpted alloy frame. Mainly Titanium.
Lens corrected on 3 axis to create perfect optics with zero distortion.