Oakley Radar sunglasses are designed to be the best. More athletes have won tournaments and championships in Oakley Radar glasses then with any other piece of sports equipment, according to Oakley. Radar glasses are shaped to suit any face shape, and contain up-to-date and effective technology in the lenses which mean they repel water, oil and debris, keeping your glasses as clean as possible. They are built to allow air to flow through them, and have an interchangeable nose piece for comfort. But the popularity of Oakley Radar sunglasses means many fakes are available.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Examine the word "Oakley" written on the lens. This should be etched into the lenses, above the nose piece, in the centre of the lens. If this is off-centre or screen-printed on, the Oakleys are not genuine.
Open the arms of the glasses and look at the "O" logo. This should be inset into the arm, causing a slight raise in the arm where the logo is placed. This should not be painted on, or in any colour other than white.
Feel the nose piece. This should be soft and malleable, and may feel slightly sticky. It should not be hard or shiny.
Examine how the lenses attach to the frame. Oakley lenses will be slotted in to the frame, and should not have any screws or glue visible. If your lenses are screwed into place, they are not genuine.
Conduct a water test. Carefully sprinkle a small amount of water onto the lens, and watch. The water should remain in drops, and roll off the lens without leaving a smear or watermark. If this does not happen, the Oakleys do not contain the Radar technology, and the lenses are not genuine.
Send your glasses to Oakley if you still aren't sure if they are genuine. Oakley technicians can easily evaluate whether your glasses are authentic.
Tips and warnings
- Genuine Oakley Radar sunglasses will come in an Oakley pouch bag, inside an official Oakley box. However, this packaging does not necessarily mean your glasses are genuine, as the bags and boxes are available to purchase as spares.
- Oakley does not place stickers on its lenses. This is to avoid damage to the iridium when the sticker is removed.
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