The idea of Jawbreaker was inspired by professional cyclist, Mark Cavendish. Whether it’s measuring his own wattage output, pinpointing his drag coefficiency in a state-of-the-art wind tunnel, or adjusting his seat position by a fraction of a millimeter, he leaves nothing to chance in his preparation. This obsession led to a unique collaboration with Oakley. His challenge was to design an “armor for speed.” And after more than 100 design iterations, 9,600 hours of lab and field testing, 27 eyewear components and two years in the making, Jawbreaker™ is born.
LAB & FIELD TESTED: Oakley used an eye tracking system to study potential improvements to a rider’s field of vision. This showed the upper periphery of the lens is crucial to give the visual field cyclists need for performance and safety. Oakley maximized that lens zone for Jawbreaker to give the wearer an unprecedented field of view.
THE NAME: The name Jawbreaker originates from the gimbal mechanism, pivoting to separate the bottom frame or lower “jaw” from the upper frame while switching out lenses.
CUSTOMIZATION: Temples adjust to three different lengths for helmet compatibility.
INSPIRATION: Jawbreaker is inspired and tested by elite cyclist, Mark Cavendish.
SWITCHLOCK™ TECHNOLOGY: Switchlock™ technology allows fast, secure lens changes for any environment.
EXTENDED FIELD OF VIEW: Engineered to extend upward field of view with optical precision by 44% (when compared to the average pair sunglasses).
PRIZM TECHNOLOGY: Available with a new lens technology, Prizm™ Road, that fine-tunes vision for cyclists emphasizing colors where the eye is most sensitive so riders can spot subtle changes in the texture of road surfaces.
VENTILATION: Engineered with integrated surge ports to enhance air flow and reduce fogging.
PROTECTION: Armor-inspired frame with impact resistant single shield lens.
The Oakley Radar EV Path - PRIZM Road features the latest in Oakley lens technology. The PRIZM lenses tune colour precisely for optimized vision in your chosen sport or environment. PRIZM Road lenses enhance the road so you can see obstacles like rocks and potholes quickly and feel more confident as you ride (see image depiction right).
-Durability and all-day comfort of lightweight, stress-resistant O Matter™ frame material
-Unobtainium® earsocks and nosebombs increase grip with perspiration
-Comfort and Performance of Three-Point Fit that holds lenses in precise optical alignment
-Integrated surge ports to channel cooling airflow
-Metal Icon Accents
-Protective sports-specific Oakley Soft Vault included with capacity for an extra lens
-Asia Fit version available
-Interchangeable lenses to optimize performance in any environment
-Unique Prizm lenses - sport and Environment specific lenses to optimize and sharpen visual acuity
-Optimized peripheral view and side coverage of Polaric Ellipsoid™ lens geometry
-Optical precision and performance that meets or exceeds ANSI Z87.1 standards
-Impact protection based upon ANSI Z87.1 test methods for High Mass and High Velocity impact resistance
-Maximum clarity at all angles of vision with patented XYZ Optics®
-UV protection of Plutonite® lens material that filters out 100% of UVA / UVB / UVC & harmful blue light up to 400 nm
-Available with Authentic Oakley Prescription Inserts: Single Vision (+2.0 to -5.00)
Courtesy: Oakley Aust.