Oakley Radarlock Sunglasses for Runners

Oakley is a strategic partner and sponsor of the 2014 New York City Marathon. They make some of the very best eyewear on the market for runners, triathletes and cyclists. This is my product review their ultimate sports performance eyewear, the RADARLOCK™ PITCH™ VENTED sunglasses outfitted with a OO® Red Iridium® Polarized lens.


Oakley Radarlock Pitch Vented sunglasses

The lightweight O Matter™ frames provide durability, increased airflow, and a great look. These frames stay in place with the help of interchangeable nose pads and the earsocks made of Unobtainium® designed to increase grip when you sweat. There is nothing more irritating than frames that bounce up and down on the bridge of your nose or slide down during your run.

The Polaric Ellipsoid™ geometry provides great coverage and allows for protection on the periphery. The sweeping contour gives you a wide-open view and enhanced side protection against sun, wind and precipitation. These sunglasses offer great protection in the rain and snow.

radarlock lens

The vented lens provides cooling airflow and eliminates fogging as it vents heat. I am using the Oakley OO® Red Iridium® Polarized Lens. These lenses enhance athletes’ visual contrast and depth perception, making it easy to spot potential hazards. The clarity is absolutely amazing.

One thing coaches always tell their athletes is to stay relaxed. Wearing sunglasses prevents eye strain and helps relax the face which, in turn, helps relax the body.  The OO® Red Iridium® Polarized Lens reduces eye fatigue so that you can better maintain mental focus – and perform
better and longer.


I’ve been wearing my Oakley Radarlock sunglasses on every run and ride since they arrived. I also take them with me when I get behind the wheel. The visual clarity really is remarkable. And, if you should decide to use different lenses for varying conditions, the Switchlock™ interchangeable lens technology allows for a fast, secure lens swap.

Apart from functionality, these Oakley Radarlock sunglasses just look cool. Perhaps the highest compliment came from my 5th grade son who said “Dad, if you every get sick of those new Oakley’s, can I have them?”