The American brand is once again the official eyewear partner of the Tour and affirms that this collection, which is inspired by the blue, white and red flag of France, “offers performance advantages worthy of the champions of the most prestigious cycling competition in the world. world ”.In the past, Oakley’s Tour de France eyewear collections were mainly inspired by the colors of the leaders’ jerseys.
The four frames that receive the tricolor treatment are the Radar EV Path, Jawbreaker, Frogskins Lite and Sutro.
Oakley has clearly decided to focus on old favorites rather than introducing the new Kato into their Tour collection, which may come as a surprise to some.
Let’s take a closer look at each of the four.
Collection Oakley Radar EV Path Tour de France
The Oakley Radar EV Path is a favorite in the pro peloton and although this Tour de France version is new, the model is very well established.
EV stands for “extended view” and they’re slightly bigger than their predecessors, the original radar, but the lens is still quite thin compared to some of the larger shades, like the Oakley Sutro.
The Tour de France edition frame features a graphic composed of small vertical lines in the colors of the French flag on the top of the frame in Matte Poseidon color while the Oakley Prizm Road lens bears the Tour de France logo at the bottom left. corner of the hand.
Buy from Oakley for £ 187
Collection Oakley Jawbreaker Tour de France
The Oakley Jawbreaker is one of those pairs of glasses with larger lenses compared to the Radar, with an extended field of view in the upper peripheral region – meaning that when your head is in a low, aerodynamic position, the top of the frame does not obstruct your view.
This special Tour de France edition is based on the Matte Poseidon color for the frame with white and red accents.
It comes with a Prizm Road Black lens – interchangeable via Jawbreaker’s Switchlock technology.
Buy from Oakley for £ 205
Oakley Sutro Tour de France collection
The Oakley Sutro is a newcomer to the American brand’s lineup and was originally intended for urban driving – until fellow newcomer Egan Bernal wore a pair in the Tour de France victory in 2019.
Like the rest of the collections, the Tour de France Sutro frames have a base color Matte Poseidon (blue) with the vintage Oakley logo in white on a red panel on the sides of the temples.
It comes with a Prizm Road Black lens.
Buy from Oakley for £ 160
Oakley Frogskins Lite Collection Tour de France
Oakley’s “lifestyle” sunglasses are the most understated of the four models receiving this year’s Tour de France treatment.
The matte Poseidon blue color makes up the majority of the frame with just the vintage logo in red on the arms, but the inside of the arms has more red and white details that are only visible when you lay your frog skins on the table top. Coffee.
The Frogskins Lite also benefits from Oakley’s Prizm lens technology.
Buy from Oakley for £ 141