|$149.99 - $167.99
|$153.90 - $164.90
|$219.95 - $249.95
Airbrake Snow Goggle.
Introducing Oakley Airbrake, a performance snow goggle with an interchangeable lens design that helps you adapt to the environment and enjoy the best vision possible. Oakley Switchlock Technology makes lens changing fast and easy, and two lens colors are included with each goggle so you’ll be ready for a range of conditions right from the get-go. Additional lens options are available, so no matter what the mountain has in mind, you'll be able to keep up with changing light conditions and maximize both performance and safety.
A mountain can throw down more weather conditions than any other environment. From sunlight glaring off glacial ice to socked-in blizzards and mud-thick fog, the variance is extreme, and no single lens tint can provide optimal performance for every environment. The Oakley Airbrake snow goggle has an interchangeable lens design that lets you adapt to any light condition and match your vision to the environment, and it utilizes Switchlock Technology to make lens changing quick and easy.
Interchangeable lens designs are nothing new for goggles but conventional technology puts you at a disadvantage. Impact protection can be compromised. Uneven pressure can distort the lens shape, altering the optical properties and corrupting your vision. Changing the lens can be a real pain. Oakley solved all these problems with Switchlock Technology.
Switchlock Technology offers the most elegant and simple solution, and it does so while maximizing impact protection, eliminating visual distortion and giving you a fast and easy way to swap out the lens. Just rotate the lever of the locking mechanism. The mounted lens is released and the goggle is ready for whatever alternate lens you need. Your vision will be razor sharp and accurate, and you’ll have protection that meets the gold standard: ANSI Z87.1 rated impact resistance.
Airbrake is optimized to fit medium to large faces, and the architecture offers all-day comfort. We crafted the durable yet lightweight frame with a rigid front and a flexible chassis, so the front eliminates pressure in the nasal area and maximizes airflow while the O Matter® chassis adapts for a perfect fit. Strap outriggers ensure pressure is distributed evenly, and we engineered them to work with or without a helmet. Along the facial contact area, this goggle has a triple layer of polar fleece foam that balances pressure and wicks away moisture.
Our pure Plutonite lens material filters out 100% of all UV. To fight fog, we matched F3 anti-fog technology with a dual lens design: one lens on top of another with a thermal barrier between them. Two lens colors are included with the goggle so you’ll be ready for a full spectrum of conditions. We created a full array of optional lenses so you can arm yourself with innovation and be ready for whatever the hill throws down.
Switchlock Technology for the quickest and easiest lens change for any light condition.
Comes standard with two lens tints and case.
Rigid Front Frame with Flexible O-Matter Rear chassis.
Rigid Frame support to minimize optical distortion, eliminate nasal pressure and maximize airflow.
All day comfort of moisture wicking triple-layer polar fleece foam.
Balanced fit (with or without helmet) via Fixed O-Matter.
Interchangeable Strap Outriggers.
Fog elimination of dual vented lenses with F3 Anti-fog technology.
Tuned light transmission of IRidium lens coating (optional)
Reduced glare of Oakley Polarization.
UV protection of Plutonite® lens that filters out 100% of UVA/ UVB/ UVC & harmful blue light up to 400nm.
Optimized to fit medium to large faces.
Medium to bright light. Improves visual acuity. Features an Iridium® coating to further tune contrast and reduce glare.
With Lens (Simulated)
Flat to low light. Filters blue light to boost contrast and increase depth perception in a wide variety of conditions.
With Lens (Simulated)
The Oakley Airbrake Goggle makes it easy to do a lens swtich when you get fogged up or the light changes. Switchlock™ technology lets you quickly and easily put in a new lens without worrying about uneven pressure or an imperfect seal. Polarization and F3 Anti-fog help keep your vision clear, and the Airbrake Goggle's UV protection keeps the harsh rays at high altitudes out of your eyes.
For optimal eyesight in changing mountain conditions, Oakley's Airbrake Goggles make it easy to adapt to cloud cover and blinding white-outs. Made with Switchlock Technology, you can quickly change out lenses without heading back to the lodge and wasting valuable run-time. Outfitted with two lenses that are crafted with Plutonite lens material that filters out 100% of all UV rays and F3 anti-fog technology, you get 2 lenses outta the gate so you can charge the mountain as soon put them on.
|Face Size:||medium to large|
|Fit:||Medium to Large Fit|
|Frame Features:||Fit / Comfort Helmet Compatibility Switchlock Helmet Compatible O Matter Outrigger Strap Attachments Triple-Layer Face Foam|
|Frame Material:||O Matter (urethane)|
|Frame Width:||194 mm|
|Goggle Features:||Spherical Lens Dual Lens Anti-Fog Helmet Compatible Triple Layer Face Foam Thermal Hard Case Quick Change Lens Bonus Lens Included|
|Includes:||Two Lens Tints and Case|
|Lens Color:||Black Iridium|
|Lens Features:||HDO Lenses Plutonite Lenses with F3 Anti-Fog Coating Performance Lens Tints|
|Lens Height:||89 mm|
|Lens Width:||156 mm|
|Recommended Use:||skiing, snowboarding|
|Spare Lens Color:||Persimmon|
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|Oakley Airbrake Goggle Lens||$44.95 - $75.00|
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So I just got the Airbrake goggle and I am very impressed with the design and ability to easily interchange the lenses. I have not tested this out on the slopes yet (this weekend in Tahoe I will), but I am anticipating great things!
I also purchased the Bandito Face Mask ($60) from Oakley and sadly I am really disappointed with this item. I was so excited for this accessory until I tried attaching it to the Airbrake goggle. I literally spent 25 minutes trying to attach the poorly designed plastic aligner to the goggle. I honestly thought I was going to break my goggle in half trying to force the attachment into the nose bridge. Secondly, this accessory is not user friendly if you wear a helmet (Salomon Patrol C.Air Mike Douglas Model). The Velcro strap wraps behind your head and as soon as you put your helmet on it slides down your neck. My work around was to just tuck the straps up into sides of the helmet. Thirdly, if you want to take your goggles off quickly to get some air the face mask gets in your face if you prop the goggle above the brow or front of helmet. Lastly, the act of taking the attachment off is extremely violent as well. I am 100% certain that the plastic prongs on this will break eventually (I am also too afraid to take the mask off because I don't want to spend another 25 minutes trying to get it back on!).
I rate the Oakley Bandito Facemask at a weak 2/5 stars. (This item could be really awesome if they actually designed it and tested it correctly)
Pros: Looks really cool
Cons: Totally botched functionality
How could this be better you ask?
The attachement needs to have an easy on/off design. I was thinking that a strong magnet to bond the two would work nicely and it would be really easy to take on and off with the right amount of force (think iPad magnetic cover).
Implement a second latch that locks the attachment in place like the lens locking system (I prefer the magnet aspect personally)
This needs to be tested/modified so that it can work with people who have helmets.
I hope this was helpful!
It's pretty hard to argue a case for any optics company on the market today having better quality than Oakley. Smith is definitely a close second, but if you do a little research into what makes Oakley's frames and lenses (which you should do) you'll find that they are truly a cut above the rest. Now, for the Airbrake specifically. This is definitely Oakley's answer to the Smith I/O, which is very possibly the best and most advanced goggle ever made... until now. One part Oakley's killer optics and one part a far superior lens interchange system makes the Airbrake the king of the block. Unless you simply can't afford them, it's logically the only choice. Do it, your eyes will thank you. As for a lens recommendation, the dark gray and hi-yellow arsenal covers you for pretty much every situation.
I previously had crowbars and I was basically looking for a similar goggle, but with an interchange-able lens (for changing light, massive powder stack etc), which is exactly what the airbrakes are.
Being like the crowbars they suit a fat-melon head like mine! They are a large profile goggle.
The lens changing is extremely simple, I've had no problem with the seal between lens and goggle frame (as other reviews suggest, I'd send it back if that was the case).
Ferchrissakes don't complain about them fogging if you hike with them on, that happens to any goggle.
I have a smith vantage helmet and they fit fine together.
I had my pair of A-Frames for 6 years and almost upgraded last year to the Splice's. When looking at them i kept seeing all the different lens choices and couldn't decide on a light or dark light contrast and figured i would purchase a lens for the other extreme. I'm glad i held off for a year and bought the Airbrake which comes with 2 lens options. Great comfort, visibility and air flow. Switching lens's is amazing and quick. Not to mention the nice case and lens sleeve that they come with.
Googles fit right and are clear enough. The two lens' are really useful when alternating between sunny and cloudy days and if you have a garage sale and need a new lens you have an extra. Price is a little much but the Price Guarantee ensures your getting the best deal for at least a month (I got $70 back when they went on sale in the spring) and the googles just looks good!
These are by far my favorite goggles. The ventilation is great and they never fog up, even in those long lift lines. They come with two different lenses, one is more for sunny days and one for overcast or night. You can change the lenses within seconds. The best changing system i have ever seen. I will have these for a long time and put them to good use.
I like these better than my Smith I/O mainly because there is ZERO fogging. The lense swap is about as easy and simply as it could get, and the peripheral is great with these. Not to mention they look sick.
Fit great with my Bern helmet.
Well designed switchable lens goggle. Easy to switch lens while riding the lift without smudging the lens. Comfortable fit and strap fits a helmet well. Large assortment of replacement lenses available down to 90% VLT if you ski in snowy or night conditions.
I bought these last season and really liked the optics, fit, look and the easy lens changes but found them to be fatally flawed. On storm days days snow would get inside the goggle lens at the bottom on either side of the nose. The lens is basically only secured at the sides and thus allows for a less-than-tight seal between lens and goggle frame--fine for bluebird but no good in storm conditions.
Too pricey fog up way too easy I get a little sweaty and they start fogging up or fog up on powder days I went back to wearing my 60 dollar dragons no fog no problems I hate airbreak waste of money in my opinion
Love the interchangeability of the lenses and the quality of the glass. But it does have issues. peripheral vision. They fit very close around the eyes and are very deep limiting peripheral vision. It was a bit like looking through a periscope. You would think with all that glass you would see more. They also didn't seal well with my giro seam helmet. Possibly would work better on someone with a smaller face/head.