• Oakley Airbrake 2011

      • Review by Peacock on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        In summation, the Airbrake is without a doubt my favourite goggle. I'm prone to the occasional yard sale, usually leading to very snowy lenses, so the new lens swap system is a life saver. With the high price tag, it's definitely designed for the no compromise rider, and it delivers for the bill. If Oakley could shave a few bones off the price tag to get this technology into everyone's hands, it would be an absolute 10.

        Performance

        The Airbrake provides a wide field of vision and the easiest lens changing system available. The lenses I use, Dark Grey and HI Persimmon, are some of the best I've owned. The grey lens gives off more of a gloss black look, and work surprisingly well in low-light conditions, despite being a high-performance sunlight lens. The Persimmon lens is perfect for foggy days, late afternoon and even night skiing in a pinch. Oakley has a ton of other options available for lenses, so you can get as specific as you like in terms of lens choice.

        Design

        My personal choice, the Red/White Shattered strap and frame design, couples well with numerous outerwear offerings from Oakley and other companies, so you're sure to find the right match. The Airbrake also comes in 13 other colorways so if Red/White isn't for you, maybe you have something against Canada, there should be an Airbrake to fit your style. The new lens system is as easy as 1-2-3, involving only the flip of an integrated tab and the swap. You could probably change lenses with the goggles on, it's that easy.

        Value

        The Airbrake is probably the highest performance goggle I've ever owned. Many can try to duplicate Oakley's notorious performance, but most fall short. While it carries a high price tag, the Airbrake's convenience in terms of lens exchange and the per

        Fit

        The Airbrake fit like a classic Oakley goggle: comfortable and the design experience is evident form the moment they're out of the box.

        Durability

        Thus far the lenses have been through some of the tightest trees at mountains like Red Mountain in BC and Monashee Powder Cats and no scratches have surfaced. I've seen no wear on the frame foam or the strap, and the colours haven't bled.

        Ratings:
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Size
          Small
          Big
        • Field of View
          Tunnel Vision
          Fish Eye
        • Optical Quality
          blurry
          crystal clear
        • Goggle Strap
          Thin
          Thick
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      • Review by .RYAN66 on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        I absolutely love this goggle, and have never been more stoked on a pair of goggs before i had these.

        Performance

        this is the best goggle i have ever used, Why? because it not only comes with to lenses it is the easiest way to switch goggles i have ever used, just flip the switch and pop the lense out.

        perfect example, it snowed at key on saturday i started the day out with the persimmon, the sun came out, i went to my bad and switched to fire irid, starts snowing again and i can go back to persimmon, each tie it took me no longer than 5 min. to do this before my run.

        Design

        i really love the look of these, they are much bigger then the crowbar and splice, the frameless look is great with the fire irid, i have the polished black frame and it would look amazing murked.

        they are very solid, not quite as flexy as the crowbar, and you can still take them apart to dye/trade.

        Value

        the retail for the goggles is 220 usd. i payed 155 so i couldnt be happier (thank you colorado ski and golf for having such awesome coupons),

        i WOULD pay the 220 for these though, they are a super great and solid goggle.


        you get the goggle with 2 lenses plus a case, so c-bars go as high as 150, a fire irid lens is 70, there is your 220, assuming you bought them with the persimmon lens.

        Fit

        the fit is perfect for my face, way better then C-bars! i have a bigger head and face though so beware if you are ordering these without trying them on.

        Durability

        havent had them long, but they are a goggle, so shouldnt have any major problems.

        Ratings:
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Size
          Small
          Big
        • Field of View
          Tunnel Vision
          Fish Eye
        • Optical Quality
          blurry
          crystal clear
        • Goggle Strap
          Thin
          Thick
      • Review by B-Philly on Sep 03, 2013 @ 6:48 PM
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        Overall

        Best goggle on the market at this point in time. Get them! :)

        Performance

        The dual venting lens ensures your lens will never fog up.

        Some people may be concerned about the sealing of the lens with the new switchlock tech. I can assure you that no snow or wind will get in there.

        Design

        The minimalist design of the frame is 110% steezy, the airbrakes give a huge range of vision which I find helps a lot in the park.

        Value

        I work at oakley so I get them for a very reasonable price but I do believe they're worth the $250 CAD they retail for. They come with 2 lenses, and add up to cheaper than getting a pair of splices with 2 lenses

        Fit

        second biggest goggles Oakley makes, fits great under any helmet I've tried on. I ride with a poc receptor bug.

        Durability

        I'v had my air brakes for 2 seasons now and they have been amazing, barely any scratches and feel like new everytime I wear them.

        Ratings:
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Size
          Small
          Big
        • Field of View
          Tunnel Vision
          Fish Eye
        • Optical Quality
          blurry
          crystal clear
        • Goggle Strap
          Thin
          Thick
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Airbrake
    • Manufacturer:
    • Oakley
    • Year:
    • 2011
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
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