By Umpire in Chief
The Oakley Flak Jacket is a favorite among MLB players and umpires. The lightweight, durable frame and two nosepiece options make this a comfortable pair of sunglasses even for the longer games or double headers. With optimized peripheral vision, semi-rimless design, anti-smudge and glare reduction coating, you'll have great views of every call.
The Flak Jacket has UV protection to protect your eyes from harmful rays and impact resistance to protect your eyewear investment from high-velocity blows. A soft vault case is included with slots for extra lenses.
Durability and all-day comfort of lightweight, stress-resistant O Matter® frame material Optimized peripheral vision and side protection of 8.75 base lens curvature Comes standard with Oakley Hydrophobic/Oleophobic anti-smudge lens coating on all lens options prevents rain and sweat from building up on the lens. It also repels skin oils and other contaminates, so the lens is smudge resistant and easy to keep clean. It even eliminates static electricity, so dirt and dust particles won’t cling. Stem sleeves are made of UNOBTAINIUM® to increase grip with perspiration. Comfort and performance of Three-Point Fit that holds lenses in precise optical alignment Metal icon accents Optical precision and performance that meets all ANSI Z87.1 standards Impact resistance that meets all ANSI Z87.1 standards for high-mass and high-velocity impact UV protection of Plutonite® lens that filters out 100% of UVA / UVB / UVC & harmful blue light up to 400 nm Glare reduction and tuned light transmission of Iridium® lens coating Multiple interchangeable Unobtainium® nose pad options for customizable and comfortable secure fit Protective sports-specific Oakley Soft Vault included with capacity for extra lenses
By Umpire in Chief
Oakley’s Half Jacket 2.0 XL Sunglasses offer performance, protection, comfort and interchangeable lenses that keep you a step ahead of changing light conditions. The latest evolution of Oakley’s popular Half Jacket® sunglass, the 2.0 XL wraps around providing razor-sharp clarity with their High Definition Optics® (HDO®).
Whichever sport you officiate, you will enjoy all day comfort and protection into night with these lightweight sunglasses featuring premium optical technology.
Lightweight, stress-resistant O Matter® frame material designed for durability and all-day comfort Patented three-point fit maintains precise optical alignment and comfortable, secure mount Interchangeable lens design to optimize performance in any environment High Definition Optics for clarity, visual fidelity and impact resistance that meets all ANSI Z87.1 standards XYZ Optics to extend clarity to the edge of a wide peripheral view 8.75 base lens curvature that improves side protection against sun, wind and impact UV protection of Plutonite lens material that filters out 100% of UVA / UVB / UVC & harmful blue light up to 400nm Semi-rimless design for open downward view Polarized Options–Minimized glare via technology that produces the best polarized lenses on the planet Transitions® SOLFX™ photochromic lenses options: Darkens and lightens the lens in response to the environment Iridium coated lenses that reduce glare and balance light transmission
Hi all ...
I've searched and found 'some' info I was looking for but not exaclty, so I wanted to post this to separate the issues.
In the posts I've found, I've seen that NON prescription sunglasses are legal in all codes. Is this something that someone can cite, or, is it something that isn't written anywhere as illegal, therefore, it's allowable?
Yes, I know it's about the 2,394th thread on sunglasses, but just thought I'd recommend these:
They're incredibly light and comfortable, full protection, safety rated in case a rock or something flies up, and they're just over $5!!!! I was skeptical at first but they're outstanding. By far the lightest value sunglasses I've found. The vision is crystal clear, and if you scratch them? So freakin' what, just buy another pair. Not that they're easy to scratch - I had my first for over a year before dropping them yesterday and stepping on them. And all that happened after washing the dust off was a couple tiny scratches at the bottom, not even in my field of view. Even if you burn through 2 pairs a year, it would take over a decade just to reach the cost of an entry-level set of Oakleys.
I thought those Maxx HD glasses you see around for $20 or so were a good value, but these are more comfortable and a third/quarter the price. Amazon has other colors and combos for $5 to $7, depending on what you want.
The only downside is that they tend to run a bit big. I don't have a huge head and they're fine for me, but if your head runs more to the dainty or really narrow side, these might be a bit too wide for you. For those of us who aren't members of the Lollipop Guild , they're just fine.