Here in this article, you will learn more about the Oakley Radar EV Advancer. I have used the Oakley Radar EV Advancer mainly for running. Less to cycling.
To be precise, the OO 9442 10 was used for the test. The glass I see as a good all-rounder because I do not necessarily like to often change the discs at the Radar EV Advancer. Although this is quite fast and the change system is nicely worked out.
What I liked very much is the contrast and color perception of the PRIZM lenses. Oakley just knows how to engineer great lenses. The same goes for the fit which was still very comfortable even after 1.5 hours. What has not worked so well, however, was the anti-fog coating of Oakley.
This problem I have unfortunately with very many glasses despite the Vented lenses. I was able to counteract the fog by pulling up the cap a little. In addition, I had to position the glasses 2-3 mm further forward on the nose compared to the spot I would call optimal. Compared to that the Shamir Antifog Glacier lenses did not fog at all. But they also are listed at a totally different price level.
The Frame of the Radar EV Advancer
The frame of the Oakley Radar EV Advancer is extremely durable, flexible, and yet lightweight. With the lens, we come to a weight of 33g. For a goggle this big, that’s light. In addition, Oakley has designed the supports of the nose piece and the ear socks very large.
This leads to an even better pressure distribution. The Radar EV Advancer I could thus wear very comfortably during sports. The material from which the glasses are made is called O Matter. It is old known and works for decades super. what also works for decades super and here fortunately was also built is the Unobtainium on the nose pieces and the earsocks.
In plain text, this means that the more you sweat the better the glasses hold on the head. Especially if you sweat a lot like me, this is a particularly big advantage.
The Lock in the Middle of the Frame
As you can see in the photograoh above the Oakley Radar EV Advancer has a holding mechanism for the lens located in the midle of the glasses. Directly in front of the lens sits the lever. When pushed down the whole lens is not as hard pushed into the upper browline of the frame.
Then you simly need to push the nose piece in the direction of the back surface of the lenses. The nosepiece quite tolerate a little force it will not break off. Now the lens is free and you can pull it out of the upper part of the frame. This does not even take 30 seconds to do. It works great. And if you are into changing lens tints depending on the time you use your sunglasses or for optimizing the contrast this feature is great.
Lens Options for the Oakley Radar Ev Advancer
I gatherd all my experience with the Prizm snow saphire lenses. Although I used them mainly for running and it does not snow that often where I live they still reminded me of the older VR28 lenses I really liked in my older Oakleys. This is why I went with this lens. However there are more available as you can see in the list below:
- Prizm Road lens
- Prizm Trail Torch lens
- Clear to black Irdium Photochromic Lens
- Prizm Polarized
- Prizm Snow Saphire Lenses
- Prizm Snow Black Iridium
Prizm lenses in general optimize the contrast and the perceotion of colors. In short colors pop more. And you can expect to recognize changes in depth in the street or in the tarrain you are using the Radar EV Advancer in better. Generally polarization is a great thing.
Because they even more reduce glare form horizontal surfaces. But polarized lenses always come in a darker tint. And to me in a lot of cases it is too dark when doing sports. Photochromic lenses change the intensitiy of the tint automatically depending on how much UV light is arround you.
Usually this means as soon as you are outside the Radar Ev Advancer is hit with UV light and the lenses turn slightly darker even when it is clloudy. Because UV light passes the clouds. When it is really sunny the lenses turn darker.
In addition to the glasses, there was another nose pad in the package. The standard one fits me perfectly but with the other one people with smaller noses than me willl also experience a good fit. In the hard case was also a microfibre bag.
The microfibre bag is ideal if you want to transport the glasses with you for example in a small daypack for example, or put them on the shelf, this keeps the lenses protected from scratches.
The more stable box is ideal if you transport the glasses in a suitcase or similar and it is exposed to greater forces like pressure or weight in a suitcase.
Alternatives to the Oakley Radar Ev Advancer
The Oakley Radar Ev Advancer fits the vast majority of average sized faces. However, of course, this is not true for everyone. That’s why I wanted to list a few alternatives below that have worked well in the past for my customers.
- Oakley Kato and Kato X
- Oakley Radar EV Path
- Oakley Encoder
- Oakley Jawbreaker
Unlike other goggles, I have had a she stable even fit with the Oakley Radar EV Advancer. The Unobtainium on the nose and over the ears simply provides an even has at the same time very soft support.
The Contrasts are also great for these two reasons I can only recommend the Radar EV Advancer. The only question is which lens option is best for you. I would recommend you to try the different variants directly. Because contrast and color perception is something subjective.