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“They’re just bits of plastic” – why cyclists buy fake Oakleys

Oakley Radarlock sunglasses retail for £175. An almost identical pair – but fake – can be bought online for £20, shipped. Fake Oakleys are so common they are known as “Foakleys,” a portmanteau of “faux” and “Oakley.”

Foakley is such an accepted word that websites openly sell “Foakley” replica glasses. For instance, replica sunglasses.narialis.com claims to be a US company with a US address, and sells Foakley Radarlocks for $13 – it has the Oakley logo at the top of the homepage but the word “Foakley” is all over the site, and it openly states that the glasses are knock-offs. Of course, the site isn’t really US-based: it ships via EMS, the Chinese state-owned courier firm.

Oakley-lead-image-630x420But this is far from the only website selling  replica Oakley knock-offs. There are Foakley sellers on Alibaba, DHgate, and other Chinese online merchants. A British cycle industry executive told BikeBiz that all of the riders in his cycling club who wore Oakley’s have, in fact, been wearing Foakleys for at least the past couple of years.

“Determining if they are real or counterfeit can be difficult,” admits Oakley replica on an official FAQ. Indeed, purchasers of fake Oakleys have found that the lenses and other parts are interchangeable with genuine Oakleys.

“Whenever I handled cheap Oakley glasses owned by friends I thought “these are just bits of plastic with some nice branding on them.” I searched on eBay for “cycling sunglasses” and found a pair that bore a striking resemblance to replica Oakley Jawbones and another pair that bore a striking resemblance to Oakley Radarlocks. They were about £8 each, delivered from China. They didn’t have the Oakley outlet branding on the photos on the eBay listing but when the Jawbones arrived they had Oakley branding, including “Made in the USA” stamped on the arms, and the oval Oakley emblem was where you’d expect to see it. They were indistinguishable from genuine Jawbones. They fitted well (but the arm broke after a couple of months).

“The “Radarlocks” came with free lenses and a case. They fitted really well, and I’m still using them.

“I tell other people they’re fake. There’s perverse satisfaction in getting something cheaper than somebody else. I have no brand loyalty, I didn’t get them for the cachet of the brand, I just want them to keep the bugs out of my eyes, and not be upset when I inevitably lose them.

“When I see replica  Oakleys outlet in the wild I look at them critically. The brand is diluted by all the fakes out there.

Ideal sunglasses for golfers — including golfers who need glasses-replica okley sunglasses

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My wife got glasses in second grade. On the first day she wore them to school, she looked out the window of her classroom and shouted, “I can see inside that truck!” and a boy sitting next to her, deeply impressed, asked, “Did they give you X ray vision?”

All she had meant was that the vehicles on the street in front of the school no longer looked like fuzzy moving blobs — but that was still a big deal. I had a similar experience when I got my own first replica okley  sunglasses, in fifth grade, and discovered that trees had individually discernible leaves.

My father used to say that he liked playing golf in his trifocals because on every shot he could choose from among three balls. For most golfers, though, glasses are problematic. I’m so nearsighted that I have trouble finding my replica glasses if I’m not wearing them, and until recently that meant that I was out of luck when it came to playing golf in the kinds of cool-looking sunglasses that tour players wear upside down on the back of their hat. But not anymore. A couple of years ago, Rob Tavakoli, an optician and vice president at SportRX, sent me a pair of Nike glasses with photochromic lenses designed specifically sunglasses replica for golf. Here I am wearing them while getting a lesson from David Leadbetter:

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Two of Tavakoli’s specialties are sport-specific glasses and sport-specific glasses for people with strong prescriptions, like me. (SportRX employs a technician who specializes in high corrections — a rarity for companies that sell sports glasses, because getting everything okley replicaq right can be complicated and time-consuming.) Tavakoli is a useful person to consult in such matters, because he really, really, really loves glasses. When he was 12, he fudged an eye test so that his ophthalmologist would write him a prescription he didn’t need, and when he was 17 he developed an obsession with sunglasses which he retains to this day, two decades later.

The first innovation is a technology called Prizm, which Oakley introduced in ski goggles a couple of years ago and in prescription replica glasses about a year ago. “When Prizm first came out,” Tavakoli told me, “I got emotional every time I tried to talk about it. Oakley has figured out, for each sport, which colors of light need to be highlighted and which need to be muted. So for golf you get this extra contrast, this extra pop, but at the same time okley outlet the lenses are taking out glare and brightness. To me, it’s almost like they put a computer chip in the glasses.” The level of specificity is remarkable: for baseball, Oakley makes different lenses for infielders and outfielders. Ditto for people who fish in shallow water and people who fish in deep water. Here’s a video explanation

Oakley replica Wind Jacket 2.0 sunglasses, with PRIZM lens

okley0Welcome 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 okley replica 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.

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 sunglasses replica 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 okley outlet 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 replica 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 cheap okley sunglasses 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 okley replica 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 sunglasses replica on the nifty button here for all the deets.

Bubba Watson’s Oakley’s Latest Insane Golfing VehicleJetpack: The Story Behind replica

At the Olympics, golfer Bubba Watson will be walking the course like everyone else. But don’t be surprised if someone cheap Oakley sunglasses asks him about his insane jetpack golf cart.

That’s because the colorful 37-year-old Floridian has been promoting just such an airborne vehicle in his latest viral video for Oakley sunglasses.

The spot, which has almost 1 million views on YouTube, doubles as an Olympics promo for Oakley replica. A number of competitors in Rio will be wearing the brand’s Prizm shades, which are customized by sport to help athletes see their playing fields more clearly.

okley“Bubba’s Jetpack” will probably remind you of “Bubba’s Hover,” the hovercraft golf cart that Watson was seen tooling around in three years ago. That’s because the hovercraft was also an Oakley outlet creation—made and marketed with help from New York viral marketing agency Thinkmodo, which also made “Bubba’s Jetpack” as a sequel.

Thinkmodo prides itself on never using CGI. And indeed, agency co-founder James Percelay tells Adweek that the jetpack video, and the jetpack itself, are 100 percent real.

“It actually works. It’s incredible,” he says. “They’re going to be in production at the end of the year, or the beginning of 2017, for police, fire and military. They’re waiting on FAA approval so you and I can commute five minutes in the air to work and land on a rooftop.”

Percelay says Thinkmodo had been monitoring a small New Zealand company for years called Martin Aircraft that’s been working on jetpack technology. “We were very supportive of them, and did a little deal where if we came up with an idea for some kind of promotional Oakley replica deal, that we’d have first dibs at it,” he says. “We stuck with them, and sure enough, the jetpack, years later, got off the ground.”

And he means that quite literally.

“This is the real deal,” Percelay says. “It can go up to 3,000 feet high. It goes about 45 miles an hour. It can stay aloft for 30 minutes, or go about 19 or 20 miles. It’s computer controlled, and super Oakley replica stable—you can actually take your hands off the controls and it will lock in position. It’s wild.”

Watson, of course, is the perfect spokesman for such a thing. After all, it makes total sense that one of the world’s most nontraditional golfers would also have the coolest golf cart around. (Though actually, you’ll notice in the video that while Watson is seen strapping the jetpack on, he doesn’t appear to actually fly it—that job is left to a pilot.)

A golf spot is particularly timely, too, given that the sport is returning to the Olympics this year after an absence of 112 years.

Thinkmodo’s hovercraft and jetpack projects are both, in a way, just jokes—nobody would actually cheap oakley sunglasses use these things on a golf course (aside from promotional or fundraising stunts). And yet, they’re also intended to position Oakley outlet as a company that’s a real technological innovator. Thus, the spots do double duty—as comedy, and as actual brand building.

okley2“The idea really is that Oakley outlet is a tech company, and we’ve applied amazing technology to some pretty ridiculous applications, just to make a point,” Percelay says.

That said, the Indiana company that made the hovercraft got orders from golf courses for them. And Martin will probably get orders for the golf cart jetpacks, too.

“The hovercraft ended up on the cover of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog,” Percelay says. “So, who am I to say this is just a prototype? The odds of someone actually ordering this for a golf course is actually pretty high.”

Replica Oakley’s Green Fade Collection of sunglasses is throwback to 1980

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In 1980, Oakley outlet released its first performance eyewear in a green hue. Now, 36 years later and just in time for the 2016 Olympics, the company has revisited that iconic green color with its Green Fade Collection.

The limited-edition collection of sunglasses – only 100,000 units in eight styles were produced Oakley replica – was launched July 15 and includes performance styles EVZero Path ($190), EVZero Range ($190), Radar EV Path ($210), Flak 2.0 XL ($190), RadarLock Path ($280) and Jawbreaker ($230), as well cheap Oakley as lifestyle products Frogskins ($180) and Crosslink Zero. (For golfers, the Flak 2.0 XL and RadarLock Path are recommended.)

The Green Fade Collection’s EVZero models will be available with the brand’s first dual-iridium Oakley outlet lens coating that combines two Prizm lens tints on a single toric shield. The rest of the models will feature Oakley Prizm lenses.

Each unit was hand-painted at Oakley’s sunglasses replica headquarters in Foothill Ranch, Calif. Oakley athletes Bubba Watson, Javier Gomez Noya (Spain, triathlete), Kerri Walsh (U.S., beach volleyball player) and Richard Murray (South Africa, triathlete) will wear products from the cheap Oakley sunglasses collection, and also were involved in painting some of the frames.

Replica Sunglass company Oakley is laying off outlet

OakleyTAOrange County sunglass company Oakley is laying off more than 160 employees in Southern California, according to state records, as it further merges operations with its Italian parent company.

The job cuts are part of an ongoing “integration” by Luxottica Group, a Milan luxury-eyewear maker that acquired its former rival for $2.1 billion in 2007. The company said in a statement that the effort would “accelerate growth and position the brand for opportunities ahead.” It also has eliminated the position of chief executive at Oakley replica.

The decisions will cost nearly 140 jobs at replica Oakley’s sunglasses Foothill Ranch headquarters, according to a filing with the California Employment Development Department. There are also 22 layoffs in Lake Forest and eight in Encinitas.

In a conference call with analysts Monday, Luxottica co-CEO Adil Mehboob-Khan said integration savings would be invested back into Oakley outlet, which also sells clothing.

“Oakley replica is on the we-want-to-invest list, not on the we-want-to-extract-savings list,” he said, according to a transcript of the conference call.

Oakley replica employs about 2,200 people in Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest and Encinitas, with most of those at its headquarters, Luxottica spokeswoman Jane Lehman said. She would not confirm the number of layoffs, which will take effect Sept. 15, according to state records.

Luxottica has previously said it wants to improve “operating efficiency” at Oakley outlet and give the brand the same organizational structure as Luxottica. It also wants to double the number of Oakley outlet retail stores over three years, the company said in May. There are now 260 Oakley replica stores, most of which are in North America.

As part of the restructuring, Colin Baden, previously CEO, is now chief innovation and product officer, and Andrea Dorigo, a former Luxottica executive, has taken over as president of Oakley’s sport division, Lehman said.

Luxottica reported this week that its net income rose 25% in the second quarter. The company, which also owns Ray-Ban and Oliver Peoples, does not break down results by brands. Luxottica produces and distributes sunglasses for Prada and Giorgio Armani as well.

The local job cuts follow some turmoil last year at Luxottica, where longtime CEO Andrea Guerra stepped down amid conflicts with the firm’s founder, Leonardo Del Vecchio. A new leadership structure was then created to ensure “stronger management” of the eyewear conglomerate.

Replica Oakley Radar Pace Sunglasses ‘Coach’ Wearer

sunI’m gliding along the Kona coast on a road bike, paralleling the Pacific ocean. Pushing the pedals, I sweat as the hot tropical sun beats down upon my back.Suddenly my coach reprimands me. “You’ve been coasting throughout this ride. Pedal continuously and control your speed through cadence or braking.”

My “coach” in this case, is the new Oakley replica Radar Pace. It’s “smart” eyewear that Oakley outlet just launched in partnership with Intel. It uses Intel’s Real Speech technology to communicate with the user.We spent several days putting the Radar Pace through the paces (cough, cough) at a press launch coinciding with the Kona Ironman Triathlon World Championship.

Oakley replica Radar Pace: Smart Eyewear
The Radar Pace tracks power, speed, heart rate, cadence, distance, and time. The eyewear pairs with your phone via Bluetooth, and various external sensors.Metrics are then tracked and recorded via the free cheap Oakley sunglasses Radar Pace app, available for both iOS and Android. Data is analyzed as you ride. The Pace’s digital coach then makes real-time suggestions to improve your performance.

It is USB rechageable and ships with a clear lens for low-light conditions. It can run for four to six hours on a single charge.
Beyond simply presenting “the numbers,” the virtual coaching creates real, actionable training programs and structured workouts to help you plan solid performance and attain future goals.Over two years in the making, the Radar Pace marries Oakley’s top-shelf Prizm lens with Bluetooth earbuds and a touch pad on the temple. It allows you to send and receive texts, calls and listen to music. It’s all hands-free, no futzing with your wristwatch or handlebar-mounted jackery. The Intel Real Speech technology voice-activated interaction is really cool – some James Bond-level stuff.

Paired with a variety of sensors – our test bikes had Powertap pedals and I wore a chest strap to monitor heart rate — I could ask my “coach” questions.“How’s my cadence?” or “What’s my heartrate?”
A chipper woman’s voice then let me know if I was within an acceptable, efficient cadence, or if my wheezing indicated I needed to get my act together.

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During the test on the island, there were several Bluetooth connectivity problems, attributed to the recent iOS 10 updates made by Apple. This made for some hiccups in our user experience.On a two-hour solo ride, I climbed the steep road known as “The Wall” leading away from our hotel into the surrounding neighborhood. Steady progress reports told me my cadence and elevation gains.

I climbed 1,000 feet in just under 10 miles before pointing back down the coast. My phone ran the current iOS 10.0.2. On the return, the Radar Pace app continued recording my data. However the device itself repeatedly lost connection with the Bluetooth signal, resulting in no feedback from the “coach.”

The next day, on a 45-mile ride when paired with a different phone still running iOS 9, I had constant feedback regarding my cadence, speed, and heart rate. Ultimately, it led to a more efficient ride with no Bluetooth problems.

Replica Oakley, Intel launch innovative eyewear with voice activated coaching system

okey“Merging Oakley’s leading design and performance benefits with Intel’s technology, Radar Pace is a game changer in training and coaching,” Ryan Saylor, Vice President of Advanced Product Development at Oakley, said in a statement. “One of the biggest benefits is the accountability – the coach being there with the athletes to help get the most out of every workout.”

Radar Pace is made up of Oakley outlet eyewear with integrated earbuds and microphone as well as a mobile app for iOS and Android. The app is available for free download from the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

With smart technology, the device collects and then analyzes the user’s performance data, such as power output, heart rate, speed and pace. It then gathers information and relays it to the athlete in real-time. This allows cheap oakley sunglasses the athlete to receive actionable feedback that is easy to understand rather then pure data that the athlete would then have to process.

The coaching feature in this device can be compared to a human coach. It creates training regimens for all types of athletes and provides instructions and motivation based on performance.

Similar to a human coach, the eyewear holds athletes accountable to a structured program in attempts to transform how they track and understand their performances.

Athletes receive a lot of this information through the eyewear’s natural voice interaction, which is powered by Intel.

This allows users to ask Radar Pace questions and get immediate feedback to improve their performance.

Radar Pace also features replica Oakley Prizm, a lens technology that enhances details by providing ultra-precise color tuning which are designed for specific environments. The Prizm Road lens that is included in Radar Pace oakley outlet brightens whites and enhances yellows, greens and reds to make it so runners and cyclists notice subtle changes in the road texture, allowing them to spot hazards more easily.

“Through our collaboration, we have challenged each other to reinvent what is possible – each bringing our expertise to the office, lab, track or road,” Josh Walden, Intel’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of New Technology Group, said in a statement. “The end result is a powerful and innovative product that combines Intel technology and engineering expertise with Oakley’s outlet sleep, lightweight design favorited by athletes around the world.”

Testing out Oakley’s smart sunglasses replica that give real-time training feedback, guidance

sunglassesIf Intel and Oakley replica get their way, soon you might be talking to your sunglasses, and they’ll talk back. Packed with Intel technology, Oakley’s sunglasses outlet newest eyewear called Radar Pace interacts with runners and cyclists using voice recognition, and aims to provide them with coaching sunglasses replica feedback while they train.

The wraparound sunglasses have ear buds to listen to the coach, and a microphone on the left temple picks up the user’s speech. To get the device’s attention, you say OK Radar.

The choice to go for an audio-only system, rather than including a Google Glass-like heads up display, was partly to maximize battery life and partly to save weight. The power lasts for six hours, which allows for it to be used on most longer distance training runs or rides, and the frame weighs in at 56 grams, which may feel a little heavier than a non-smart pair of sunglasses, but is not uncomfortable. Visual displays, either in a pair of glasses or on a watch, also typically require a user to look elsewhere to read numbers, distracting sunglasses outlet them from the road ahead.

“When people run with a wrist watch and have to constantly look at the watch all the time, it’s sort of the opposite of what you try to preach as a coach,” says Craig Alexander, an Oakley replica sponsored three-time Ironman world champion who now runs a coaching business. “You want movement and things that project or propel the body forward in an efficient manner, and looking at your watch is really not one of them.”

Though Radar Pace has built-in accelerometers and gyroscopes to measure movement, it connects via Bluetooth to a user’s smartphone, and relies on that device to run voice-recognition and coaching algorithms. Designers realized early on that most people would take their phones along with them anyway.

“There was a lot of idle processing power sitting down in their pockets,” says Luiz Dias, who manages the Radar Pace project at Oakley sunglasses replica.

The system, run through an app available for Android devices and iPhones, can also connect to other wearable devices a user might be wearing, such as heart rate straps and cycling cadence and power meters. Initially, Radar Pace doesn’t provide much in the way of feedback or training plans, other than metrics about each run or ride, and instead logs data as it learns about the user.

Similarly, talking to the coach can seem a little unnatural at first. But you get used to talking to yourself—or at least used to giving that impression to passersby—and you learn what questions and speech pattern work best with the automated coach. Apple’s automated assistant Siri has already sunglasses replica been around for five years, and talking to a device doesn’t feel that uncomfortable or unusual anymore.

“The coach won’t tell you the capital of Nebraska,” says Chris Croteau, who runs the Intel side of the project. Although the voice recognition can adapt to different ways of asking the same question, users won’t get much help if they ask it anything outside the realm of running or riding. “[But] if you hold down the touch panel, press it and hold it, it will initiate either Siri or Google Now, depending cheap sunglasses on the phone you have,” Croteau says.

Future software updates might expand some of the coach’s abilities, including adding different voices and perhaps weather advice, but most of the more complex distractions that someone might want on a long training route are effectively handed over to the phone. Users can make phone calls and listen to music the same way they would with any other Bluetooth headset. Because the ear buds are detachable, users can also decide how much of the world they want to block out while they focusing on working out.

Oakley Replica Jawbreaker Prizm Road sunglasses review

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Oakley’s Jawbreaker Prizm Road oakley sunglasses outlet are, for the most part, an excellent pair of shades for road cycling. The optics are crystal clear with no distortion and the Prizm tint clarifies road surface as well as provide the basic UV protection and shade for your eyes. The adjustable fit is comfortable and, thanks to Oakley’s so-called Unobtainum rubber bits, quite sturdy.

Yes, the look is polarizing (forgive the pun), but I’ll focus oakley sunglasses replica here on what you see from the inside out, not how the glasses themselves look. That’s for you to judge.

The 53mm tall lens works well for riding oakley outlet in the drops. The extended upper piece lets you see up the road when your head is tilted down.

The 131mm width wraps around the face considerably, with scalloped lower sections making room for your cheekbones.My own gripe with the construction design is how the Oakley logo protrudes on both sides into your peripheral vision.

There are tradeoffs regarding oakley sunglasses replica the merits of frameless glasses versus something like the Jawbreaker with a full frame. Frameless offers excellent, unobstructed vision, but, if you drop ’em, you scratch ’em. The Jawbreaker frame isn’t really visible (save those annoying logos), unless oakley sunglasses outlet you’re really rolling your eyes, and it has saved me more than a few times when accidentally dropping the glasses.

The nosepiece is adjustable for width and the earpieces for length. Both feature a tacky rubber that Oakley outlet, in true Oakley fashion, calls ‘Unobtanium’. Whatever the silly name, the stuff works quite well. When rattling across lousy road surfaces or even the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix, the glasses stay perfectly in place, no matter how much sweat is pouring off your face.

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Speaking of pouring sweat, Oakley has an excellent oakley sunglasses water-deflecting treatment that it puts on the outside of the lenses. For my money, I’d like to see it on the inside, too, as sweat smears are annoying.

The vents on the lens do their job. I have yet oakley sunglasses to notice the lenses fogging up, despite slow, laborious climbing in a full range of temperatures.

Opening the Jawbreakers to change or clean the oakley sunglasses replica lens is a tidy mechanical process. You flip up the nosepiece on a pivot, slide open a little metal latch and the upper and lower frame pieces then pivot open like a jaw.