Gear Review: Oakley Gascan

The Oakley Gascan sunglasses offer a great fit, sitting snugly against your head without slipping. The Gascan fit is perfect if you have the face for them. With lens quality as sharp as you’re accustomed to with Oakley and the right amount of tint, these glasses are great for bike rides, hikes, and everyday life.

The Oakley Gascan is designed to fit medium to large faces and regardless of how any pair of sunglasses looks, the fit has to be right on your face or all is lost.

Testing: Team member Windsor tested this product and he is a fireman. He uses these glasses on a daily basis and loves them. They are great for biking, hiking, and are also perfect for skiing or responding to a fire. Best of all the Gascans are rugged and will take a beating. You should never plan on dropping you glasses, but if you do the Gascan can handle the abuse.

Construction: The high definition lenses are cut from the curve of a single lens shield, then mounted in the frame to maintain the original, continuous contour. The look is not only unique, but also gives the lenses a continuous contour creating perfect peripheral vision and visual clarity. The frame material is made out of lightweight O Matter, which is also high stress resistant. The Gascan is also available with Oakley prescription lenses (+2.00 through -4.00 combined power), but Windsor rocks contacts under his with no worries of losing them.

Style: We received several compliments on these glasses (Windsor while in uniform and in street clothes).  They go well with most clothing options and make you look like you are serious about your eyes and the quality of gear you purchase.

Cons: The only con was that the lenses were not suited for extremely bright conditions, but that will really depend on the individual’s preference.

From the beach to the mountains, these sunglasses provide the protection your eyes need with the style you’ve come to expect from the folks at Oakley. We would definitely recommend the Oakley GASCAN as a quality pair of sunglasses with good performance characteristics.

Product: Oakley Gascan™
Price: $100+
Rating: 9/10