Following the oversized debut of the (debut of the oversized?) Jawbreaker sunglasses designed with Mark Cavendish, the new Oakley Radar EV take the extended view design and apply it to one of their more popular sports shades.
They bent the bridge and added a little more lens to fill the area at the top, effectively extending the field of view at the top a few millimeters. The idea is that you’re not sitting up straight peering with level eyes on the bike. We’re typically bent over, with eyeballs tilted up, so the extra lens at at the top helps you see better in the cycling position.
Those aren’t the only changes, though…
Shown up top, the Radar EV Path has the shorter lenses and Radar EV Pitch gets the larger lenses that drop lower on the cheeks. New vents offer better ventilation at the top of lenses to prevent fogging
Weight reduced by beveling out some of the arms, yet there’s more rubber on the arms, which helps keep them in place when wearing with the arms over a hat…more of a benefit for golfers and ball players, but could perhaps help keep them stuck in a helmet’s vents when stuck there instead of wearing them.
They’ll be available Trail and Road Prizm lenses for cycling, and polarized lenses, too. Retail is $190-$200 for the Prizm lenses.