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Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
« on: February 16, 2015, 17:14 »
I am really happy with my BBB select and adapts with a whole range of trick interchangeable parts and colours (the lenses aren't multi use but you know what I mean).

But...

I am still missing Oakley.

When I sold up my Jawbones and Radars at the end of 2013 I was fed up with the brand over Lance (not solely their fault!) and wanted to replace another helmet when I crashed and broke my arm.

They were pretty liquid cash.

I am liking these though and wonder if I will be tempted again...

Thoughts?
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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 17:44 »
    For reference ...



    I swear by Oakleys and I wouldn't wear any other brand, mainly because they fit my silly nose the best and because I find a lot of the other brands look and/or feel a bit cheapy cheap.

    I used to wear a previous incarnation of Fast Jackets in a casual context - driving, holidays and so on - but I didn't consider them good for (my) cycling.

    Of course, I haven't seen this latest version, but they look pretty similar and I felt that the fit was too loose for cycling so that they wouldn't feel secure, while shocks of bright light and some dust would still get up behind the lens. This may also seem picky, but the chunky frame at the corner edges of the fascia did used to give me a slight blindspot - you had to turn your head a bit to see what you would have picked out of the corner of your eye - and they were too heavy on the nose, which is the thing I can tolerate least of all.

    So close inspection notwithstanding, they're perfect for golf and driving and whatnot, as I said, but I don't think you'll see too much evidence of serious cyclists wearing that particular model.
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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 19:48 »
    only one I can think of is Dan Martin...

    I think

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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #3 on: February 16, 2015, 21:21 »
    only one I can think of is Dan Martin...

    I think



    Even then he wouldn't have worn them every race. I think there's a photo of someone like Bennati wearing them too.

    You want to go for something a bit more 'wraparound', Jimble, in my opinion. They're just not deep enough for cycling. See how on Martin's face they only just cover his eyes and leave a big gap underneath?

    But do try them on someplace though, because the good thing - if they work for you - is that they're one of the few models that still look decent off the bike.
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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #4 on: February 20, 2015, 09:28 »
    Found the Bennati pic...

    I did like my Radars and Jawbones and do still want to get use from my BBB select and adpats... I just cant handle not having any Oakley products...


    we will call them podium wear...



    you wont see them in the RVV cyclo :)

    maybe in 21 Draughts off the square in Bruges in the evening :)
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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #5 on: February 20, 2015, 09:41 »
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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #6 on: February 20, 2015, 14:05 »
    Not an Oakley fan, mainly because of the Armstrong association and also because I think you get a lot of branding and not enough glasses for your money.
    Personally, I'm so crap with glasses that I can't justify any great expense, but I've had a hankering for some Rudy Project Rydons for a while.
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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #7 on: February 20, 2015, 15:04 »
    Not an Oakley fan, mainly because of the Armstrong association and also because I think you get a lot of branding and not enough glasses for your money.
    Personally, I'm so crap with glasses that I can't justify any great expense, but I've had a hankering for some Rudy Project Rydons for a while.

    For reference:



    I have tried them on. Very lightweight, great glarekill (is that even a word? :P) in the mirrored lenses anyway (be sure to look directly at lighting in the shop), shallowish on the face.

    Suit a narrowish bridge and a smaller face, in my opinion. My eyes felt a bit naked in them, so to speak, and on my face they were a bit lost. But they are really light, that for me is the big sell: you hardly know they're there.
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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #8 on: February 20, 2015, 15:09 »
    I think these are too small for my bonce !!!


    The BBB adapt look pretty good and I am happy with the fit and options... Ignore my climbing face in the pic...  :D
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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #9 on: February 20, 2015, 15:14 »
    I think these are too small for my bonce !!!


    The BBB adapt look pretty good and I am happy with the fit and options... Ignore my climbing face in the pic...  :D

    Jimble, surely you realise that, n posts into this thread, the reason(s) you've conjured for buying these Oakleys are entirely specious. :P Stick with your BBBs.  :lol :hug
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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #11 on: February 24, 2015, 15:48 »
    My three year old took the snap :)
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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #12 on: February 24, 2015, 22:12 »
    My three year old took the snap :)

    Yay for Jimble's Vanity Thread! :cool :cool :cool

    Well plunged, young man!  :P
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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #13 on: February 26, 2015, 11:49 »
    Should I get an agent?  :D
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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #14 on: February 26, 2015, 12:14 »
    Should I get an agent?  :D

    Definitely.
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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #15 on: March 23, 2015, 09:34 »
    Might still don the fluro BBB select in Flanders next week.



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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #16 on: August 13, 2015, 17:01 »
    Ok. So six months in and I am really liking them.

    I have them as "best", even though I only paid £40 on Ebay for them!

    Lens options included work really well, they came with green and purple iridium and that is good enough for most of the day.

    They went ok with the old Kask lid I had and I will test them with the new Lazer once I am back from the injury.

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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #17 on: October 07, 2015, 12:27 »
    Further testing with new lid at weekend....



    Fantastic news in that they fit in the vents of my helmet upside down for riding a little warm down through the village after training...


    Love it :)
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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #18 on: August 22, 2017, 11:37 »
    ***BUMP***

    So I now have radarlock XL (2nd hand), Jawbreakers and the Fast Jackets which I am thinking of retiring to get some Cross Range...

    Thoughts?

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/oakley-crossrange-xl-black-ink-w-prizm-road-blackpurple/

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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #19 on: September 05, 2017, 10:48 »
    Purchased :)
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    Re: Should I get some Fast Jacket XLs?
    « Reply #20 on: October 24, 2017, 15:00 »
    Honestly Sam, they could sell me anything.
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