Oakley Unveils The Jawbreaker

Press Release

The idea of Jawbreaker was inspired by professional cyclist, Mark Cavendish. Whether it’s measuring his own wattage output, pinpointing his drag coefficiency in a state-of-the-art wind tunnel, or adjusting his seat position by a fraction of a millimeter, he leaves nothing to chance in his preparation. This obsession led to a unique collaboration with Oakley. His challenge was to design an “armor for speed.” And after more than 100 design iterations, 9,600 hours of lab and field testing, 27 eyewear components and two years in the making, Jawbreaker™ is born.

Oakley used an eye tracking system to study potential improvements to a rider’s field of vision. This showed the upper periphery of the lens is crucial to give the visual field cyclists need for performance and safety. Oakley maximized that lens zone for Jawbreaker to give the wearer an unprecedented field of view.

THE NAME: The name Jawbreaker originates from the gimbal mechanism, pivoting to separate the bottom frame or lower “jaw” from the upper frame while switching out lenses.

CUSTOMIZATION: Temples adjust to three different lengths for helmet compatibility.

INSPIRATION: Jawbreaker is inspired and tested by elite cyclist, Mark Cavendish.

SWITCHLOCK™ TECHNOLOGY: Switchlock™ technology allows fast, secure lens changes for any environment.

EXTENDED FIELD OF VIEW: Engineered to extend upward field of view with optical precision by 44% (when compared to the average pair sunglasses).

PRIZM TECHNOLOGY: Available with a new lens technology, Prizm™ Road, that fine-tunes vision for cyclists emphasizing colors where the eye is most sensitive so riders can spot subtle changes in the texture of road surfaces.

VENTILATION: Engineered with integrated surge ports to enhance air flow and reduce fogging.

PROTECTION: Armor-inspired frame with impact resistant single shield lens.


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