- Price: £225
- Frame/Lens: Night Camo / Prizm Snow Torch Iridium
Much like the Oakley A-Frame, the Oakley Airbrake XL is one of the longer serving models in the O’s line. It might not be as iconic in appearance, but that’s kind of the point; this one has a subtler design that delivers in all the ways that count.
“By lifting one side of the frame up like a door, the lens will just pop out, and you can place the new one in without smudging it”
While not quite frameless, this goggle has a barely-noticeable rim around the contrast-boosting Prizm lenses that gives it a streamlined look. Also, its ‘Switchlock’ lens changing system is one of the fastest around, and is reassuringly secure to boot.
By lifting one side of the frame up like a door, the lens will just pop out, and you can place the new one in without smudging it. Click the door back down, and you’re good to go.
The Oakley Airbrake XL is quite pricey, but that’s a lot of goggle you get in return. If convenience is king for you, and yet you want the very best performance at all times, the Oakley Airbrake XL with Prizm lenses would be a fine choice.