Oakley EVZero Path lightweight sports sunglasses for running and cycling

Building on, er, rather, subtracting from their EV Radar and Jawbreaker sunglasses introduced last year, the new Oakely EVZero Path (above) and Range sunglasses lose the brow bridge to shed grams and expand the line of sight. Both claim to be 15% lighter than competing models, and both get a range of lenses with their Prizm coating to enhance depth perception.

Peer past the break for pricing and details…

Oakley EVZero Path lightweight sports sunglasses for running and cycling

The lenses on both use a toric (varying curvature) shape to minimize distortion at any viewing angle, particularly important when your head’s down but your eyes are forward through the top of the lens. The $170 Path gets a shape similar to the framed Path but with a bit more view. Claimed weight is just 22g.

Oakley EVZero Range lightweight sports sunglasses for running and cycling

The larger EVZero Range increases the lens size to provide more coverage, making it more cycling specific. It retails for $180 and weighs in at a claimed 24g.

Oakley EVZero Range lightweight sports sunglasses for running and cycling

Both are available now.

Oakley.com

16 COMMENTS

  1. I must be getting old because the more Oakly tries to innovate, the less interested I become. I am sure someone is going to rave about these but those glasses are just not ‘my cup of tea’.

  2. After a night of hard partying lifting your head up is such a burden. Thank you for your steadfast systems engineering and making my nose lighter Oakley.

  3. I like them a lot, but why did they etch the outlines of individual lenses on them? It also looks like the lens isn’t interchangeable, which is a deal breaker.

    • Yeah, and the Sub Zero’s were great glasses. I still have a pair, although they have been relegated to utility and safety use as the unobtanium rubber bits have gotten all gooey and fallen apart and the lenses are scratched to s**t. They still work a treat for that though…and I can rest assured that I am covered on the “thermonuclear protection” front ;-).

  4. never gonna buy Oakley again. The lens coating flaking off from the models i bought past 2-3years, and they were all used for few times a year only.

    My 10 year old M-frame (which i used more) has no such issue.

  5. @Badbikemechanicx

    Actually I am all for the lightest possible glasses out there. Sucks when you do very long rides/exercise/insert activity here, and you have heavy glasses digging into your nose or just sitting on your nose for hours and hours. Lighter glasses would help alleviate some of that pressure.

    Looks are relative. They remind me of the smith pivlock a little bit. I am curious if you can swap out the lenses as well.

  6. Note that polarized lenses aren’t ideal for cycling, as they shade by diffusing the lenss, so you don’tt see as well as non-polarized, esp. at speed.
    I paid for a Zeiss lens and hellya it was worth it.

  7. I’m wondering if not having a brow bridge is going to affect the strength/reliability of the glasses. I have had a dozen or so Oakley’s over the years and must say that the Radar’s I now wear for cycling are probably the best pair I’ve ever owned

  8. @ 2010 I bought a pair of Oakley Jury’s. They were touted as nearly indestructible with an aluminum frame and replaceable plastic frame arm inner support hinges. 3 years later I dropped them and one of the arms broke. I called Oakley to get the replacement part. The support guy said the glasses are too old and they no longer have parts or support that frame style any more. So what happened to Oakley standing behind their product? The guy said the sunglasses industry is like clothing, shoes, etc. Every year new styles replace the old… That’s the last time I buy anything Oakley or any “designer type” expensive sunglasses. Don’t believe their hype.

  9. I was a hard core oakley fan for years. The last few lenses (the photochromic barely goes dark at all, and prism trail tint makes uh, rocks on a trail hard to see) that I bought were massive let downs though, so I think I’ll look elsewhere next time.

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