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Posted: 6/4/2008 3:46:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2008 4:05:56 PM EST by Mr10anahaf]
Im about to order some Oakleys ( govt order) and since it's all on line I cant try them on first. I have a relatively large noggin so I don't want to get a a dainty pair, but don't want a pair thats' too big and gaudy. Here are my choices, what do you guys think?

Flack Jackets XLJ and regular

Half Jackets XLJ and regular

SI strait jackets

Gascans

SI Fives 3.0 or 2.0

SI Bottle Caps

SI Minute 2.0

Monster Dog or Pup

I have no idea what the 2.0, 3.0 Pup or dog mean? Where are our Oakley aficionados?

ETA: Here is the link to what I can choose from.

https://secure.usstandardissue.com/Product_Category.cfm?id=12
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 3:48:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2008 3:49:54 PM EST by C6H12O6]
Yikes, I don't even know what those models are.

I have Oakley "XX"s and they fit my gigantic (size 8 hat) head fine.

Anyway you could run to a sporting goods store or something real quick and try them on?

PS - I'd post links or pics to get more feedback.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 3:50:30 PM EST
the half jackets XLJ is sweet! the gascans not so much
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 3:50:41 PM EST
local mall, sunglasses hut...beat it kiddo
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 3:53:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
the half jackets XLJ is sweet! the gascans not so much


Same here
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 3:54:33 PM EST
Half Jackets are the SHIT......I have a pair of HJ and 3 pair of M-frames and just bought a pair of half wire and the HJ's get my vote for the best feel and fit !
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 3:55:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By ShingleMonkey:
local mall, sunglasses hut...beat it kiddo


I need to order tonight if I want them in time for my vacation.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 3:56:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 3:56:27 PM EST
I have a head like a watermelon and flak jackets, half jackets and monster dogs all fit. those are the only ones I've tried from your list.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 3:58:05 PM EST
I use the regular half jacket with good results. I like the regular half jacket for the more rounded lens. YMMV

Bucky145
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 3:58:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By KG5S:
Half Jackets are the SHIT......I have a pair of HJ and 3 pair of M-frames and just bought a pair of half wire and the HJ's get my vote for the best feel and fit !



Im just a little leary on the Half jackets, might be a bit too sporty on me.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 3:59:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
I have a large noggin and Juliettes fit me great, can you see if you can get those?


I can only go with what they offer here is the complete list.
https://secure.usstandardissue.com/Product_Category.cfm?id=12
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 4:02:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
I have a large noggin and Juliettes fit me great, can you see if you can get those?


isn't the julies $300+

they are really nice looking and they use some exotic metals too.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 4:07:00 PM EST
get the flak jackets and don't look back
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 4:08:23 PM EST
Speaking of Oakley's, are the titanium versions worth the price upgrade on the Whisker model for example?

I mean the standard model is light to begin with, just curious as I'm in the market.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 4:54:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 4:55:53 PM EST
I have the Monster Doggs,love them.Brother has the cascans I like them to
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 5:57:31 PM EST
The monster dogs are looking like a winner, but I like the look of the monter pup better, are they the same size?
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 6:02:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2008 6:03:06 PM EST by GomerPyle]
Stay away from the Minutes for sure. They're for smaller faces. The Monster Dog would be a good one. I have a pair of Fives that I really like also. I wear a 7 1/4 hat. I think most of the Jackets will have interchangeable lenses.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 6:04:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2008 6:05:16 PM EST by Strider47]
XX X-Metals. Your bulbous head will thank me later.

Ok, that didn't sound right.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:11:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Strider47:
XX X-Metals. Your bulbous head will thank me later.

Ok, that didn't sound right.



Not on my list
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:27:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2008 8:29:10 PM EST by IDK]
Fives 3.0. I've been wearing the fives for years. Best Oakley design IIHO. Tough, wrap around and did I say tough. I beat the shit out of my shades and have only managed to break one pair and I think they just deteriorated from sun exposure. I'm outside all day working and toss them on the seat, stuff them in my pocket, whatever. Classic design too. Kind of like updated wayfarers. Oh yeah, the 3.0 on the fives (and prob the others like software) just means updates. The newer ones are bigger and more wrap around.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:52:56 PM EST
Here is a pic for some perspective on size. I have a 8 3/4 inch head, and a thick face

I love the Monster Dogs, they are perfect for riding a motorcycle because they isolate your eyes from the wind. But, your eyes do get a little sweaty after a while because of lack of airflow if you're standing still.

I love 'em!

Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:54:44 PM EST
Shit. I forgot about the ordering through the office. I need to get on it and get an order out, pronto.

Thanks for the reminder.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:57:56 PM EST
I have (old) Eye Jackets, Straight Jackets, and Monster Dogs, and the Dogs are my favorite.
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