If you've ever worn a pair of Oakley Radars, you certainly loved them for their amazing fit, slightly aggressive styling, and amazing optics. And if you're anything like us, you probably didn't care much for the amount of flowchart-reading and elbow grease required to change the lens on a Radar. Oakley heard our troubled cries and offered up the Radarlock Pitch -- a refinement of what is quite possibly the most worn and most imitated sporting sunglass on the planet. Lay the two next to each other, and you'll notice that the geometry, frame profiles, and signature earstem exhaust ports of the original Radar and the new Radarlock are more or less the same. But that's about where the similarities end. The Radarlock is constructed from the same lightweight O-Matter polycarbonate, but the earstems are now constructed from several different pieces, giving off a more dramatically sculpted design that grants a slightly greater degree of outward flex. The O-Matter hinges are now tensioned, giving them a slight spring when opening or closing. Oakley also opted to terminate the Unobtanium rubber earsocks a bit further from the stem tips to give the glasses a better fit with many helmet retention systems, and also to leave room for perforations that allow fitment of an accessorial retention strap (sold separately). As evidenced by its name, the Radarlock is characterized by Oakley's Switchlock technology, which allows you to change out the lens quickly and efficiently. Due to the Radar's unique Polaric Ellipsoid shield lens geometry, the mechanism is a little different than what you'd find on the Jawbone or Fast Jacket, but still very simple nonetheless. Simply engage the slider switch on the inside of the left temple, and pivot the earstem towards the inside of the lens to open the clamp. This relieves all of the mechanism's clamping pressure which enables you to slide the lens out of the frame groove and the notches on the opposing temple. If it seems like all of the switch..
- Lens: Plutonite (polycarbonate)
- Polarized: no
- Lenses Included: 2 pair
- Interchangeable Lens: yes
- Recommended Use: training, performance sports