Updated October 24, 2020 by Allean Phelps

The 10 Best Oakley Sunglasses For Men

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in September of 2020. Whether you’re searching for a pair of everyday shades or sporty specs, Oakley sunglasses for men help you stand out from the crowd. The brand offers a variety of polarized and non-polarized lenses to shield your eyes from the sun. In fact, this list includes options from the Oakley sports collection and lifestyle series, so you are sure to find a pair to suit your needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Portal X

2. Holbrook XL Square

3. Flak 2.0 XL

Editor's Notes

October 22, 2020:

Oakley is known for producing durable sunglasses for nearly any occasion. In fact, they are loaded with features not found on other brands. When trying to decide which specs will best suit your needs, look for features like Prizm lens technology, O-Matter, and Unobtanium materials.

The brand’s Prizm lens technology is designed to provide contrast between objects and make the colors pop. Glasses with this feature are ideal for activities like cycling and golf that require increased depth perception. Visible light transmission (VLT) starts at 9 percent. The lower the value, the darker the lens. Other features include Plutonite, an impact-resistant lens that offers UV protection, and high-definition optics that allow you to see images without distortion.

Unobtanium is used to increase the hold across the temple and bridge. In fact, the more you perspire, the tighter the grip. Styles include the OO9440 Clifden, the Flak 2.0 XL, and the Portal X. Most of Oakley's frames are made using O-Matter, a durable nylon-based material that is lightweight and impact-resistant.

Overall, Oakley sunglasses for men offer style, comfort, and protection. Wraparound styles protect the eyes from the wind and the sun. Models like the OO9154 Half Jacket 2.0 XL allow you to see objects from every angle without turning your head. However, the arms on the OO9014 Gascan tend to block the peripheral view. Semi-rimmed options like the OO9154 Half Jacket 2.0 XL and the Flak 2.0 XL not only allow venting to prevent the lenses from fogging but also give you an unobstructed downward view. Plus, they are configured so you can switch the lenses to meet the environmental conditions.

If the styles on this list do not suit your taste, check out the best men's sunglasses review.

Special Honors

Oakley Sutro The Oakley Sutro features a high-wrap, cylindrical lens to protect your eyes and extend your peripheral view. This model comes in eight colors and fits large and x-large heads, and features O-Matter frames and Prizm lenses. oakley.com

4. Split Shot

5. M2 Frame XL

6. OO9154 Half Jacket 2.0 XL

7. OO9440 Clifden

8. Crosshair Aviator

9. OO9014 Gascan

10. OO9013 Frogskins


Allean Phelps
Last updated on October 24, 2020 by Allean Phelps

Allean Phelps is a B2B and B2C copywriter with a bachelor’s degree in media communications. Her career has included stints as a journalist, PR guru, marketing specialist, and ghostwriter. When she’s not writing copy, you’ll find her working on DIY projects or looking for images in the clouds with her grandson.


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