News Article: Oakley Fast Jacket

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10 July 2012Oakley Fast JacketAuthor: Jane Parker

One Frame - A Thousand Possibilities

In competitive sport, the difference between victory and defeat often comes down to preparation. If you want to win (and who doesn’t?), you have to be ready for anything - especially changing light and weather conditions. That’s why Oakley created Fast Jacket™, a sunglass style emboldened with Switchlock Technology™ so you’re prepared for anything the elements might throw at you.

Oakley’s Fast Jacket™ features two simple switches - one on each side of the sunglasses. In the “up” position, the lenses are locked in place. But with a quick flick to the “down” position, lenses can be effortlessly removed from the frame and replaced with a second lens-type. So when your environment goes from light to dark or dry to wet, Fast Jacket™ prepares you to adapt in as little as three seconds.

Switchlock™ Technology

You won’t believe how fast and easy it is to change lenses on your Fast Jacket™ sunglasses. Simply flip the switch on the temple downward to unlock it. Then slide one lens out, put the new one in, and return the switch to the locked (upright) position. Repeat the same action on the other side and you’re done. With such minimal handling, the whole process takes about as long as tying your shoes.

Lens Suspension System

Stress can compromise HDO by causing optical distortion. With Fast Jacket Oakley Introduces a revolutionary frame architecture that creates a suspension system for your lenses. They virtually float around the orbital space, isolated from compressive stresses for maximum optical clarity, comfort and fit.


Oakley Hydrophobic™ is a lens coating that prevents water from leaving streaks and sheens, which can compromise vision. Whether it’s rain, sweat or splashing runoff, H2O can’t get a foothold. And that’s just half the story.

Skin oils, fingerprints and lotions are easily wiped away without leaving a residue, eliminating the haze that makes ordinary lenses a nightmare to keep clean. We even made the coating anti-static so it won’t attract dust and dirt like ordinary lenses.

High Definition Optics® (HDO®)

High Definition Optics® (HDO®) take advantage of patented innovations, like XYZ Optics® for unbeatable clarity at all angles of vision — even at the sides of lens contours that open peripheral view and optimize protection against sun, wind and side impact. HDO® lenses surpass ANSI Z87.1 standards for clarity, refraction and prism.

FAST JACKET Key Features:

• Interchangeable lens designs to help you adapt to any environment.

• SWITCHLOCK technology for quick and easy lens changing.

• Performance frame of light-weight, stress resistant O Matter.

• Two sizes of interchangeable nosepads for an adaptable fit.

• Comfort and precise lens align-ment of a Three-Point Fit ensures the frame makes contact with ordinary frames that hook the ears.

• UNOBTAINIUM nosepads and stem sleeves that increase grip with perspiration.


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