With his brother Jesse acting as his creative director, snowboarding superstar Shaun White worked closely with Oakley during the creation of the Holbrook polarized sunglasses. Together they went back to vintage styles like the original Oakley Frogskins then set out to distill their own vision of American cool. Holbrook is a timeless classic that echoes the screen heroes from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, the icons who inspired youth with their own brand of defiance.
- 6 Base Curvature
- O Matter Frame Material
- Three-Point Fit
- Meets or Exceeds Z80.3 Impact Standards
- HD Polarized
- Plutonite 100% UV Protection
- Prizm™ Daily Lenses
- Metal Icon Accents
6 Base Curvature - The base curvature corresponds to the curve of the lens. The higher the number, the higher the curve. 6 base styles have a “flatter” look. 8-9 base curves hug closer to the face.
O Matter Frame Material - This lightweight synthetic is engineered for all-day comfort, shock absorption and durability against the punishment of environmental extremes.
Three-Point Fit - Oakley’s unique Three-Point Fit holds the lenses in precise optical alignment. Their frame materials balance durability and comfort with impact absorption for athletic competition, and these frame geometries maximize your peripheral vision.
Meets or Exceeds Z80.3 Impact Standards - Optical precision and impact resistance meet or exceed ANSI Z80.3 optical and basic impact standards.
These measurements include the width of the lens, the width of the bridge, the height of the lens and the length of the arms measured in that order.
HD Polarized - By blocking 100% of UV light glare from roads, water and snow is reduced greatly.
Iridium® - A lens coating specifically formulated for optimal balance between reflection, transmission and absorption.
Plutonite 100% UV Protection - Lightweight material offering comfort and protection against impact and ultraviolet radiation.
The impact-resistant material blocks 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC blue light.
Prizm™ Daily Lenses - For fine-tuned color definitions, making everything vivid and vibrant, enhancing detail for an optimized experience.
Pro Tip - Are polarized sunglasses better? Are they worth the price?
In many cases, yes. All sunglasses reduce brightness and block some amount of harmful UV rays. However, only polarized sunglasses are scientifically constructed to eliminate glare. Not just reduce it, but eliminate it. Polarized sunglasses are ideal for driving, where you get glare from your dash, your windshield and other vehicles. They perform much better than standard sunglasses – reducing eye strain and helping you see better – around water, snow, sand or any other reflective surroundings.
First, Tactics has great service and lowest prices. I could not find these shades at any lower price other than ebay. The shades are completely matte with matte rubberish icons (rubber/poly mesh). Second, as for these lenses, the Prizm daily lenses are 14% transparent in comparison to the ird. polarized (10%). I found the information from Oakley to be true. The color has a light grey effect but in dark conditions may seem slight purple or brown and your eyes can be slightly seen 3 ft from a perspective (at a distance it is blacked out). Didn't like the Dark gold-ish icons and mirror effect on the iridium polarized combo and am very pleased with the Prizm dailys in direct sunlight. I would have rated 4-4.5 stars for not having a darker lens tone, but its the best option in quality for the Holbrooks.