You can’t really do it with gloved hands, and the outrigger gets in the way of the lens changing operation a tad. The chances are that you’ll end up touching the lens surface when you insert the replacement, but even so it’s a fast, easy and durable system.
The lenses feature ‘High Definition Optics’. These are a collection of patented technologies that allow Oakley eyewear to meet or exceed the testing standards of the American National Standards Institute for optical clarity, visual fidelity, and impact resistance.
Although this was one of the thickest of the frames I have tested, peripheral vision isn’t compromised, and the Airbrake has a really bombproof feel to both the frame and the wide strap. If you tend to give your goggles a lot of stick and like to be able to change lenses with relative ease, these are well worth checking out.
FOR: Solid construction, easy lens changing
WHAT THEY SAY: "Inspired by our athletes riding in Eyeshade® on the mountain, this new design combines the best of both purpose and style. Built to withstand all of the performance standards of being on the mountain, this eyewear also feels at home in the apres ski scene ot other off-mountain activites."
WHAT ALF SAYS: Goggles or sunglasses? That’s the obvious question when you spot a pair of Oakley Windjackets, which come as a bit of a blast from the past with their 80s styling, and are likely to be something you either love or hate.