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    Let's talk Sunglasses - need a pair to keep out spring pollen

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    I'm looking for a pair of sunglasses that will seal around the eyes to keep out all the pollen. I have bad allergies and riding in the spring can be murder sometimes. Oakley used to make a pair called Wind Jacket but they are no longer available (see pic above). Does any one else make a similar pair? Any help would be a appreciated.
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    Let's talk Sunglasses - need a pair to keep out spring pollen

    You can still buy the kit

    http://www.oakley.com/products/6873/...aster-_-16-990


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brockwan View Post
    You can still buy the kit

    Oakley Split Jacket Wind Gasket Accessory Upgrade Kit | Official Oakley Store



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    I saw that but I don't think the Split Jacket is available either. At least it's not on Oakley's website
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    Let's talk Sunglasses - need a pair to keep out spring pollen

    Quote Originally Posted by JVG1967 View Post
    I saw that but I don't think the Split Jacket is available either. At least it's not on Oakley's website
    Just did a google search and quite a few popped up.

    There's also quite a lot of wind jackets also.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brockwan View Post
    Just did a google search and quite a few popped up.

    There's also quite a lot of wind jackets also.


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    Just bought the Split Jacket on OakleyVault.com and the wind gasket kit for @ $140.00

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    Let's talk Sunglasses - need a pair to keep out spring pollen

    Foam lined safety glasses.
    Ten bucks.
    But they don't say Oakley on them.

    http://www.northernsafety.com/Produc...-Mirrored-Lens

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    What about goggles? A better "seal" around the eyes, bigger clear field of vision, and you can call yourself Enduro! Various models for around $30. I too have bad allergies, while I don't ride with goggles, yet, glasses always hurt the side of my big head just above the ears after a while (even with flexy Split Jackets). Once the Dr clears me to ride again it will be summer, so I'm waiting until next year, but I think it's a better option. Although it does look a little goofy with an open face helmet....
    I'm buying those safety glasses for work, thanks Freightlinerbob.

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    Let's talk Sunglasses - need a pair to keep out spring pollen

    Check out the Wiley-X XL-1. Very similar to the oakleys you posted. I use a pair on my motorcycle. Great wind protection while still low profile and cool looking. Not too expensive, very well made. Interchangeable lenses also.


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