Review of Oakley Encoder Sunglasses / Protect our eyes when we ride a bicycle

Oakley Encoder Sunglasses.

The exceptional retention of the Oakley encoders combined with the spectacular lens optics and performance of a large range of lighting conditions make for a compelling package-but too big to look back on as a specific problem.

Red Brace of sunglasses

One review I hear about Oakley is that the company has several models and the encoder is a new option-until lately-that slipped under my radar. Visually at least it looks like a slightly more mellow interpretation of the radical Oakley Cato we lately tested, or the elaboration of that model, depending on how you view effects. Since my test, some of the major excrescences I planted in Cato were fixed with the encoder, I tend to make the ultimate mistake.

The Multisport’ brace of glass- billed Oakley Encoder has some of the stylish cycling sunglasses I have used but, when I find them to be stylish, some issues help them from being really exceptional.

The styling is bold, but not radical

Design and aesthetics

Look stylish by protecting your eyes. Oakley Encoder Sunglasses

It’s easy to see the direct design lineage from Oakley Cato to Encoder. They both have the same frameless mono-lens design, with a unique crest along the upper edge ( more on that to come). The lens in the encoder is a little lower introductory; The serape is less violent, the lens is deeper and I am going to call it a nasal guard for a better expression. Still, under the nasal grip, the lens is slightly outside in the Darwinian pattern for earlier generations, although in this case it isn’t enough to beget any problems with lens deformation.

In classic Oakley style, the arms are straight and inward when looking from side to side, designed to embrace the reverse of the head rather than the hook behind the cognizance. The hinge corridor has sleeves in the grip rubber, with a block of rubberized material on each arm close to the hinge. Aesthetically, these hang me because they don’t flow through the arms, but they come out at an angle. I believe they’re designed to hold the helmet gates and grips to turn the spectacles on and off, but I have not planted them to be veritably useful for both operations. The sleeves can not be acclimated, though no lens adaptation is needed without the nose cover, since the interchangeable nose pieces formerly allow for fine tuning of the fit.

They come with the same lens, but they’re at least interchangeable if you want to change to suit different conditions. There’s no simple lens exchange system like numerous Oakley models, and I’ve Norway tried to remove mine for fear of snipping commodities. This isn’t inescapably because they’re weak, but more so because the lens junking system requires some extreme bending. They aren’t designed to be changed regularly, and Oakley doesn’t include any instructions on how to do it.

One design aspect that I am a big addict of is the upper mountain, whose purpose originally escaped me.However, similar as EVZero from Oakley or Hypercraft by 100, you will find that you can fluently bend your hands together, If you bend sunglasses that do not have other frames. Still, the encoder, like Cato, is significantly more resistant to bending and I suppose it’s down to the crest. Suppose of it as a simple distance of A4 paper it’s just droopy bit paper with no revision, but if you fold a crest in the middle it’s more resistant to bending along the axis of the mountain. This is why encoders, like Catos, have exceptional retention for frameless brace spectacles.

On an entirely design basis, I am on board with the encoders. Katos is veritably Robocop to my delight, but these are bold but without going overboard.


Still, it’s stylish to make sure it’s fine, If you only carry a single lens with cycling spectacles currently. The Prizm Road Lens, in terms of its print characteristics, is the stylish all- round lens I have used. Under low- light conditions, you can continue to acquire the characteristics of a large lens’s air cover during that twilight for 20 twinkles after the sun has sunk. It’s not as clear as a clear lens, but it’s further than enough for a lens to work exceptionally well in bright sun. It’s not as dark as the Prizm 24k (Oakley’s imaged gold selection), but if you do not live in veritably dry rainfall, without the joy of the cloudy skies, I take the Prizm road every time.

Although the Cato is veritably shallow, the encoder lens is deep enough to give it a respectable field without looking over the edge of the frame in extreme riding positions. This can beget some damage as the nose and arms are too lapping to the peripherals. Nospees have a large rubber flange that’s flush with the lens and covers the utmost of the crooked nose area. It sits on your eyeliner and it does not block you from actually seeing anything, and once you notice it, it’s like someone suggested that your lingo was on the roof of your mouth; You’ll continue to be apprehensive of it until it becomes relatively distracting. The same goes for the arm mounts. I suppose the inner part is significantly longer than the outside, part of the lens junking system, but it sits on my eyeliner half- constantly.

Lower heads always suffer from arm-helmet hindrance, but it’s lower with encoders ( Image credit Will Jones)

At speed, none of the air problems I endured with Catos were merciless, which was a great result. The retention was also exceptional, and I put it into Lens Ridge as an establishment nose. My head is small, so this is always a big problem for me and it’s also a relief to find that the sleeves don’t intrude with my helmet as numerous other spectacles do. The angles of the sleeves meant that they hugged my head to the reverse of my observance rather than resting on the cognizance, which was a great boost to the comfort of the whole day.

I can not tell if this will be to those of you with big heads but, for me, it was a perk. One thing I planted when transferring the spectacles from the eyes to the helmet reflections (it was sticking well enough) was that the rubber sleeves on the sleeves were incredibly bitter. It’s not commodity sports sports contrivers are likely to consider, but it’s not commodity I have endured before, so it’s worth noting, especially if you, like me, have moved an arm to your mouth to acclimate your grip.


-Awful retention

-Excellent lens clarity

– Performance in high and low light

The contrary

-Overrides the nosepiece view


Our judgement is excellent retention and optics but let down by the protrusive nose

Oakley encoders are a significant enhancement over Katos, but they aren’t perfect.

Still, artistically, they’re on the plutocrat for me. A great candescent lens, but not so much there, people look at you like you’re in fancy dress. A great enhancement over Kato, and in my mind the dereliction brace of performance spectacles for utmost druggies is a good successor to the original Oakley radars.

Checking the scorecard and notes

Attributes Notes Rating

Design and Aesthetics Classic Oakley Styling without being too radical 9/10

The field of vision is substantially fine but the nose is on the eyelid7/10

Lens performance is excellent in the range of excellent clarity and discrepancy, light conditions 9/10

Comfort and retention norway slip, play well with helmets and can be worn for 12 hours straight

Value for plutocrats: They aren’t cheap, but they aren’t veritably precious and have cost-effective performance.

Tech Specs Oakley Encoder Sunglasses

Priceยฃ 210/$ 257

Weight30.5 g (virtual)

Colour Options White/ Prizm Sapphire, Black/ Prism Black, Black/ Prizm Golf, Black/ Prizm Road, Red/ Prism Trail, Black/ Prism Field, Black Galaxy/ Prizm Road, Carbon/ Prism 24K

Moment’s Stylish Oakley Encoder Sunglasses.

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