Oakley Fast Jacket XL Sunglasses

A high-performance sport shade that adapts to the many hours you spend raging outside.

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The Oakley Fast Jacket comes in two styles. The XL is the one with the larger lenses. As with the Fast Jacket, you're getting Oakley's latest advance, the Switchlock, applied to open edge lens architecture. You get the benefits of their race-specific Jawbone in a style that is technical enough to be worn during hard riding and casual enough to hang out at the beach.

Looking at the Fast Jackets, you notice the stainless steel Switchlock. Put a pair in your hands, you can feel how light and balanced they are. Put them on and look into the distance, then down at your watch, then over to the corner, and you'll see the benefits of having pinch-free lens mounting. Like the Jawbone, the Fast Jacket has a hinge, Switchlock technology they call it, that locks the lenses into place. This means that it's easy to change lenses, and there is absolutely no distortion whatsoever, taking Oakley's famed XYZ Optics up another notch.

The Switchlock is easy. Open it up, the lens drops out. Insert the lens, lock the stainless steel Switchlock lever, and the lens is firmly in place. Aesthetically, the finished stainless adds nice visual pop to the already attractive package. The XL in the name means the lenses are larger, with more coverage than the Fast Jacket.

The Oakley Fast Jacket XL comes in three colors, and each comes with two sets of lenses. One is for sunny days, the other for overcast. The Chrome FMJ (Full Metal Jacket) comes with Blue Iridium and Jade Iridium lenses. The Lemon Peel comes with Fire Iridium and Persimmon lenses. The Polished Black comes with Black Iridium and Persimmon lenses. The lenses come packaged in a soft vault (aka hard case). Finally, the glasses also come with two sets of nosepieces to best customize fit.

  • Both lens sets are made with impact-resistant Plutonite with a glare-reducing Iridium coating to enhance optical clarity, especially on the road or water
  • Lens blocks 100% of UV rays and harmful blue light up to 400nm
  • The highly curved 8.75 base lens geometry ensures better peripheral coverage to keep the setting sun out of your eyes
  • Three-point fit means that the adjustable, interchangeable Unobtainium nose pads and temple grips keep the shade secured and react with your sweat to increase grip during activity
  • Oakley's cushioned lens suspension system and XYZ Optics reduce distortion in all peripherals while riding or running
  • The lens features a frameless bottom for maximizing your field of vision
  • The XL suits extra large face sizes

Tech Specs

Frame O Matter (polycarbonate) Lens Plutonite (polycarbonate)
Interchangeable Lens yes, Switchlock System Polarized no
Face Size large Case Type Oakley Soft Vault
Nose Pads yes, Unobtanium Temple Pads yes, Unobtanium
Recommended Use running, cycling, sport shades, matching bright or low light conditions Manufacturer Warranty 1 year

Sizing Chart

Oakley

Lens Tints
 RATE OF TRANSMISSIONCONTRASTPROTECTION INDEXCONDITIONS
STANDARD SUNGLASSES
CLEAR 93% neutral 0 indoor
RUBY CLEAR IRIDIUM®* 92% increased 0 indoor
YELLOW 90% increased 0 overcast
HIGH INTENSITY YELLOW IRIDIUM®* 86% increased 0 overcast
PINK IRIDIUM®* 68% increased 1 overcast
PERSIMMON 61% increased 1 overcast
HIGH INTENSITY PERSIMMON IRIDIUM®* 59% increased 1 overcast
TITANIUM CLEAR IRIDIUM®* 54% neutral 1 overcast
GOLD CLEAR IRIDIUM®* 53% increased 1 overcast
BLACK PERSIMMON IRIDIUM®* 44% increased 2 flat to low light
VR50™ PINK IRIDIUM®* 43% increased 2 flat to low light
LIGHT RED® IRIDIUM®* 40% increased 2 flat to low light
G40™ 40% increased 2 flat to low light
P42®IRIDIUM®* 40% increased 2 flat to low light
EMERALD SLATE IRIDIUM®* 32% neutral 2 flat to low light
G30™* IRIDIUM®* 30% increased (golf specific) 2 flat to low light
VR28® 28% increased 2 flat to low light
G26™IRIDIUM®* 26% increased (shooting specific) 2 flat to low light
VR28® BLUE IRIDIUM®* 26% increased 2 flat to low light
G30™ BLACK IRIDIUM®* 25% increased 2 flat to low light
SLATE IRIDIUM®* 23% neutral 2 flat to low light
VR35™ GOLD IRIDIUM®* 23% increased 2 flat to low light
BRONZE 22% increased 2 flat to low light
GREY 17% neutral 3 bright light
+RED® IRIDIUM®* 17% increased 3 bright light
VR28® BLACK IRIDIUM®* 17% increased 3 bright light
VR28®* GOLD IRIDIUM®* 17% increased 3 bright light
JADE IRIDIUM®* 17% increased 3 bright light
FIRE IRIDIUM®* 16% increased 3 bright light
RUBY IRIDIUM®** 16% neutral 3 bright light
G20 BLACK IRIDIUM®* 15% increased 3 bright light
BLUE IRIDIUM®* 15% increased 3 bright light
VIOLET IRIDIUM®* 14% increased 3 bright light
CHROME IRIDIUM®* 14% neutral 3 bright light
TUNGSTEN IRIDIUM®* 13% increased 3 bright light
EMERALD IRIDIUM®* 13% neutral 3 bright light
GOLD IRIDIUM®* 12% increased 3 intense sun
DARK BRONZE 12% increased 3 intense sun
WARM GREY 12% increased 3 intense sun
24K IRIDIUM®* 11% increased 3 bright light
TITANIUM IRIDIUM®* 10% increased 3 intense sun
ICE IRIDIUM®* 10% neutral 3 intense sun
BLACK IRIDIUM®* 10% neutral 3 intense sun
DARK GREY 10% neutral 3 intense sun
GRADIENT SUNGLASSES
BROWN GRADIENT 38% increased 2 flat to low light
BLACK GRADIENT 35% neutral 2 flat to low light
BLACK VIOLET GRADIENT 26% increased 2 medium light
VR50™ BROWN GRADIENT 25% increased 2 medium light
DARK BROWN GRADIENT 24% increased 2 medium light
G40™ BLACK GRADIENT 22% increased 2 medium light
BLACK GREY GRADIENT 24% neutral 2 bright light
POLARIZED SUNGLASSES
LIGHT GREY POLARIZED 35% neutral 2 partly cloudy
AMBER POLARIZED** 30% increased 2 partly cloudy
00® GREY POLARIZED 20% increased 2 partly cloudy
AMBER BLACK IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 18% neutral 3 partly cloudy
SHALLOW BLUE™ IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 21% increased (angling specific) 2 sunny
00® RED IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED** 20% increased 2 sunny
BRONZE POLARIZED 19% increased 2 sunny
+RED® IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 18% increased 2 sunny
RUBY IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 17% neutral  3 sunny
GREY POLARIZED 17% neutral 3 sunny
VR28®* POLARIZED 16% increased 3 sunny
VR28® BLUE IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 14% increased 3 sunny
TUNGSTEN IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 13% increased 3 sunny
EMERALD IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 13% neutral 3 sunny
TITANIUM IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 12% increased 3 sunny
DEEP BLUE™ IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 17% neutral (angling specific) 3 intense sun
FIRE IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 16% increased 3 intense sun
GREY GRADIENT®* POLARIZED 15% neutral 3 intense sun
G30™ IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 14% increased 3 intense sun
00 BLUE IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 13% increased 3 intense sun
TUNGSTEN IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 13% increased 3 intense sun
EMERALD IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 13% neutral 3 intense sun
TITANIUM IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 12% increased 3 intense sun
24K IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 11% bright light 3 intense sun
BROWN GRADIENT®* POLARIZED 10% increased 3 intense sun
VR28® GOLD IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 11% increased 3 intense sun
00® BLACK IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 10% increased 3 intense sun
VR28® BLACK IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 10% increased 3 intense sun
ICE IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 9% neutral 3 intense sun
BLACK IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 9% neutral 3 intense sun
GOLD IRIDIUM®* POLARIZED 9% increased 3 intense sun
PHOTOCHROMIC SUNGLASSES
VR50™  50% increased  1  flat to low light
 ACTIVATED  10%    3  intense sun
CLEAR BLACK IRIDIUM®*  69%  neutral  1  flat to low light
 ACTIVATED  23%    2  sunny
TRANSITIONS SUNGLASSES
LIGHT GREY  38%  neutral  2  partly cloudy
 ACTIVATED  8%    3  intense sun
G40™  40%  increased  2  partly cloudy
 ACTIVATED  8%    3  intense sun
VR50™  50%  increased  1  flat to low light
 ACTIVATED  10%    3  intense sun
CLEAR BLACK IRIDIUM®*  69%  increased  1  flat to low light
 ACTIVATED  23%    2  intense sun
SNOW GOGGLES
BLACK IRIDIUM® 15% increased 3 medium to bright light
BLUE N/A increased N/A flat to low light
GOLD CLEAR N/A increased N/A flat to low light
GOLD IRIDIUM® 22% increased 1 medium to bright light
RUBY CLEAR 67% increased 2 low light
VR50™ EMERALD IRIDIUM® 30% increased 2 medium to bright light
PERSIMMON 55% neutral 1 flat to low light
Protection Index (in compliance with the standard PrEN 1836)
Index 0: aesthetic, very low protection
Index 1: for weak sun luminosity
Index 2: for average sun luminosity
Index 3: for strong sun luminosity
*Iridium lens coatings reduce glare while balancing light transmission and color recognition in every type of weather.
**THIS TINT IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR DRIVING

Reviews

Average Review –
5 of 5
Rating for this product: 5 of 5

the flak is finally outdated July 25, 2011

The Fast Jacket is the latest in a long line of pieces in the 'Jacket' line (Half Jacket, Straight Jacket, Flak Jacket), and quite unequivocally, the greatest. Finally, a design that brings everything to the table; Oakley's amazing optics, a lightweight and comfortable frame, excellent facial coverage (lenses are significantly larger than the Flaks), and a truly interchangeable lens system. Nice being able to change lenses without a flowchart, or fear of breaking the frame, as common with previous Jacket iterations. Extremely impressed with this piece - another true evolution in sports sunglasses.

– Zach Pina
Rating for this product: 5 of 5

Wonderful glasses February 12, 2012

I got these glasses before the third day of track nationals, and they are a huge step up from my old Ryder VTXs, which were already great glasses. They have since withstood almost daily abuse. the optical clarity is fantastic, the lens swaps are simple, and the frame is very lightweight. five stars, ill be using fast jackets for quite a while.

– gwh5427923
Rating for this product: 5 of 5

flak is finally outdated August 12, 2011

The Fast Jacket is the latest in a long line of pieces in the 'Jacket' line (Half Jacket, Straight Jacket, Flak Jacket, etc.), and quite unequivocally, the greatest. Finally, a design that brings everything to the table; Oakley's amazing optics, a lightweight and comfortable frame, excellent facial coverage (lenses are significantly larger than the Flaks), and a truly interchangeable lens system (easier than even the Jawbone, whose Switchlock tends to stiffen over time). Nice being able to change lenses without a flowchart, or fear of breaking the frame, as common with previous Jacket iterations. Granted, because of the alloy elements in the Switchlock functionality, the Fast Jacket is somewhat heavier than a Radar or a Flak Jacket, however, according to Oakley, their weight is actually identical to that of the Jawbone. Extremely impressed with this piece - another true evolution in sports sunglasses.

– Zach Pina

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