Oakley Airbrake Goggles VS The Sun


By. Ian Roberts




We have all had it happen to us, you’re riding on the slopes and the sun disappears behind a cloud along with all the light.  Now you’re stuck with a bluebird (sunny) lens in a cloudy situation with minimal light, so unless you really feel up to riding with no goggles on or hiking it out to your car to switch out your goggles, your pretty much screwed, Or aren’t you! 


Oakley has release a goggle for the 2011-2012 winter season with an incredible interchangeable lens feature allowing riders to swap out lens’s on the fly.  The brand new Oakley Airbrake Goggles are truly great.   The Oakley Airbrake goggles are designed for medium/large faces and featured in The Shaun White Collection.  The Oakley Airbrake goggles comes packed with incredible signature Oakley features including HDO, Switchlock technology, and offered in both iridium and HDpolarized lens.   HDO stands for High Definition Optics which is basically “HD for your eyes”.


Oakley Airbrake Goggles

What sets the Oakley Airbrake goggles apart from its other brothers and sisters goggles like the Oakley Splice and Oakley A-Frame is the new Switchlock technology.  This feature on the Airbrake allows the frame to open allowing quick lens changing without putting stress on the lens.  The Oakley Airbrake goggles come with two lens, normally a daytime (Fire Iridium 16%VLT or Emerald Iridium 11%VLT) and cloudy and or nighttime (VR50 Pink Iridium 41%VLT or High Intensity Yellow 81%) lens.  Just like Oakley sunglasses, the lens of the Oakley Airbrake is made out of Plutonite which is impact resistance and blocks 100% of all UVA, UVB, and UVC light.


To unlock the frame of the Oakley Airbrake, simply pivot the switch and open it to remove the lens.  The release system also closes with a cam that locks each lens tightly into place for a secure fit.  If you’re looking for the best performance goggles this year the Oakley Airbrake is the goggle for you.  


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