Terminology
Ever find yourself confused with all the terms Oakley uses? Well, he's a quick guide to get you on your feet.

1242

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.

ANSI

(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...

AP

Adaptable Payload

Bob

The sculpted head used to model pairs of eye-wear. Variants: Audio Bob, Shadow Head.

BTO

Build To Order

C5

5 metals fused to make lightweight strong alloy. Mainly Aluminum, used on wire frames.

Foothill Ranch

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

Icon

The ellipse logo used as Oakley's main form of identification.

Iridium

Metal oxides fused to the lens at the molecular level, Reduces glare, tunes transmission, and provides a mirror finish.

HDO

High Definition Optics

Fangs

The extended earstems found exclusively on Zeros. Designed to add even more flex for comfort and fit.

FMJ

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.

Hammer

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.

Hammerfangs

Found on 2nd gen M Frames. Extended earstems comfortably accommodate any head size without touching your temples.

HSF

Holy S*** Factor

MPH

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'.

Mumbo

Original M Frame, came in 3 colorways.

O-Luminum

Mostly Aluminum alloy to create a high strength, light-weight frame metal.

O Matter

Special high strength, low weight plastic used in most Oakley frames.

O Metal

Springy metal used on some Wire frames.

Oleophobic

"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.

OPD

Oakley Premium Dealer

Plutonite

LENS MATERIAL - polycarbonate, 100% UV A,B,C & harmful blue light protection.

Polaric Ellipsoid

Single lens (Goggles, Dartboard etc) shape in a toric configuration with two focal points (presumably each eye) forming the shield.

Polarized

Method of filtering out certain angles of light-waves responsible for glare.

RX

Prescription eyewear.

SBD

Spinning Blade of Death

SI

Standard Issue

Signature

Glasses or products either specially designed or endorsed by an individual. Products usually carry their signature.

Thermonuclear Protection

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.

TR22, TR45

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.

Trigger

The curved ear pieces on the Blade Systems

Unobtainium

HYDROPHILIC RUBBER, Absorbs Moisture ( Grips, Earsocks Etc)

Virgin Serilium

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.

X-Metal

Five metal compounds combined together at 3000 degrees to form a 3-D hypoallergenic sculpted alloy frame. Mainly Titanium.

XYZ Optics

Lens corrected on 3 axis to create perfect optics with zero distortion.
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pastor.elfstrom
Michael Elfstrom
Sep 4, 2013 5:35 PM
Thanks Dann!
Preludachris
Chris J.
Oct 4, 2013 1:39 AM
OCP= Oakley Custom Product
Dann
Dann Thombs
Oct 4, 2013 1:30 PM
Was it Product or Program. I felt like it was the latter.

Also I understood OCE to be Oakley Custom Eyewear, but then I heard E= Experience, I guess since Backpacks were in the mix, but then it soon became O Custom so that would be irrelevant.
Preludachris
Chris J.
Oct 5, 2013 1:52 AM
Might have been Program in the beginning, But yea they tell me Products
MJLSr
MJLSr
May 6, 2014 9:53 PM
ANSI Z80.3 - 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...
MJLSr
MJLSr
May 6, 2014 9:58 PM
Oleophobic: "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.
Dann
Dann Thombs
May 6, 2014 10:15 PM
Nice. I'll get these added to the main entry.
Defenderoftheo
Defender
May 7, 2014 1:40 AM
Was it Product or Program. I felt like it was the latter.

Also I understood OCE to be Oakley Custom Eyewear, but then I heard E= Experience, I guess since Backpacks were in the mix, but then it soon became O Custom so that would be irrelevant. - Dann


OCP = Oakley Custom Program and is still used some what today. More commonly it is shortened to OC for just Oakley Custom.

OCE = Oakley Custom Eyewear. (they tried to change it to Oakley Custom Experience but it didn't stick) You will here this one still used by Oakley employees that have been around a while but it was replaced by the term OCP.

I believe Oakley Custom is the current terminology used. O-Stores that have been converted to offering all the custom parts just like oakley.com are known as Oakley Full Custom stores but I have never heard it shortened to OFC.
Defenderoftheo
Defender
May 7, 2014 1:52 AM
O-Store = Oakley Store. Oakley's direct to consumer sales channel. O-Stores offer a full range of Oakley clothing, footwear, sunglasses, RX Frames (and in select stores RX lenses, watches, and accessories. The number one place to get the full Oakley Experience.

Vault (or sometimes Oakley Vault)= Oakley's direct to consumer outlet channel. Vaults offer Vault Exclusive apparel (clothing made a lower price point) past season O-Store clothing at a discount price, full price eyewear and accessories, as well as discontinued sale eyewear and accessories.

DE = Display Eyewear. Term used in Vaults for eyewear that has been purchased back from wholesale accounts. Because of there "second hand" nature DE is deeply discounted but because of the deep discount they are a final sale and hold no warranty.

Prizim = Lenses strategically block wavelengths along the color spectrum in order to maximize contrast between colors, providing the user with reduced eye fatigue and enhanced vision. Currently only available to the Oakley SI program and fine turned for shooting, the Prizim technology will be expanded to other uses. Prizim lenses will be made for a specific use, and are not recommend to be used for anything outside that intended use.
 
 
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