I first wrote a piece in 2020 on this website about how many pairs of cycling sunglasses I had bought in the 21st century to date.
Since then its been 5 pairs out and 4 pairs in the collection, with my Oakley obsession coming back to the fore.
|Oakley Radarlock||2022 (Gifted)|
|100% Speedcoupe (Maroon)||2021 £20 (Ebay)||2022 Ebay|
|Oakley M2 Prizm||2020 £56 (Oakley sale)|
|Oakley Sutro||2021 (Gifted)|
|Bloc Titan (4 lens system)||2020 (£45 using 20% code)||2021 Facebay|
|Bolle Vortex white||2019 (£10 Ebay)||2021 Facebay|
|Bolle Vortex Red||2019 (£10 Ebay||2021 Facebay|
|Galibier Surveillance (Tortoiseshell)||2019 (£35 full price)||2022 Ebay|
|100% Speedcoupe (White)||2019 (£40 using 60% off)||2019 Facebay|
|Oakley Jawbreaker||2017 (£100 deal Wiggle)|
|Oakley Radarlock XL||2015 (£45 Ebay)||2019 Facebay|
|Nike Roadmachine||2016 (£30)||2018 Facebay|
|Oakley Fastjacket L||2015 (£35 Ebay)||2019 Facebay|
|BBB Select||2014 (£35 Wiggle)||2017 Ebay|
|BBB Adapt||2014 (£45 from Bristows Cycles)||2017 Ebay|
|Oakley Jawbone||2010 (free after Oakley website error)||2012 Facebay|
|Oakley Radar||2008 (£120 Wiggle)||2012 Facebay|
|Tifosi Q3||2004 (provided for product review)||2008 Ebay|
Its been some journey with a large number of brands and models (some twice!) playing the part of making me look more pro! (or as pro as I can look!).
when you think I have had 4 bikes that I have raced on in this same time period there is clearly something going on here. A psychologist might say I am hiding some inner guilt behind my eyes.
I reviewed the Galibier model on the site and was loathed to sell them to be honest. I just felt that as time went on they were less and less comfortable for riding in and were a bit of a luxury for off the bike wear.
I hope their new owner loves them as much as I did at the start and is getting lots of use out of them.
The Bolle pair of pairs was reviewed here. The brand remains dear to my heart but again it was a case of too many pairs and that they were better being sold so they get used. The buyer had two Sons riding a bit event so they were perfect for them and I was happy to sell.
8 of the pairs I have bought have been Oakley. Even though I still hear people saying that they aren’t as good as they were, the M2’s as the only new pair purchased have made a real impression.
It’s quite a list but in my defence a lot of them have been bought on a promotion or second hand… so I feel little guilt !
Enjoy this update and you never know, a new pair to review might soon be incoming.
To be continued…