Welcome to another installment of Editor’s Review from FREESKIER. Each week our editorial staff provides in-depth, honest reviews about the gear they’re testing on a weekly basis. Our goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on Oakley’s Wind Jacket 2.0, below, then visit us again tomorrow for more awesome gear coverage.
Oakley Wind Jacket 2.0 sunglasses, with PRIZM lens
Skiing in sunglasses on a perfect spring/summer day is one of the best feelings ever… until your eyes begin watering like crazy and said sunglasses fly off your head into a snowy abyss. The answer: the Wind Jacket 2.0, a big-lensed, snug-fitting pair of shades with heaps of retro flair, to boot. These puppies come with a removable strap and PRIZM lenses that enhance color and contrast. I’ve been sporting these while skiing, hiking, biking, paragliding, rollerblading, river-rafting, boating, you name it. They’ve remained squarely in place through all of these activities, blocked wind and generally enhanced my experiences via the remarkable clarity and contrast offered by PRIZM.
More on the PRIZM front: These sunglasses are catchy, no doubt about it. Everywhere I roam folks inquire, “What are those?!” I often go so far as to take ’em off of my head and welcome strangers to try them out, and I explain the benefit and the magic of PRIZM. People dig the look, that’s obvious, and they’re almost always sold on these puppies when they see the world through the PRIZM lens. The next question they’ll ask is, “Hey, wait a minute, do you work for Oakley?!” “No,” I reply. “I’m just that big of a m’f#ckin’ fan.”
Jacket up, folks.
Note: The Wind Jacket 2.0 comes in six colorways. I dig the Neon Retina frame with PRIZM Snow Black Iridium lens for its funky-fun look, but I feel compelled to say that the PRIZM Snow Torch Iridium lens that comes standard with the 80s Green and Neon Orange/Red frames is just the best; it brightens and warms up your experiences in a way that I guarantee you’ll appreciate. Catch a sneak peek at those colorways, below, and click on the nifty button here for all the deets.