By Mike Joubert 24 April 2014


For testing purposes we took Oakley’s Bottle Rockets on a 21 km run and, unlike some other sunglasses, they stayed put even when sweaty. They also did not become uncomfortable nor fog up during the run, except when taking them off and putting them back on again.

With an 8.75 base curvature on the open-edge lenses there was very little light leakage from the side, while we were surprised about their almost-not-there weight. The glasses are polarized, which means less glare from the road and that you can also use them while fly-fishing. It is also light enough not to be bothersome, plus comfortable too seeing that it doesn't press on your temples.

Oakley sometimes gets criticized for their brash design, but the Bottle Rockets are more reserved, which suited us just fine. They go for a recommended R1 650.    

Cool design, Stayed put during run, Polarized, Comfy

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