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SHOT Show 2019 | Oakley SI

New addition in the Crye Multicam, Multicam Alpine and Multicam Black coloways.

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Oakley SI Ballistic M Frame® Alpha Operator Kit | REVIEW


Oakley introduced the Alpha Ecosystem with the knowledge of the extremely dynamic and challenging environments that the modern operators have to face in combat. This multi piece kit is designed to be quickly and easily reconfigured to each mission without any compromise in either performance or protection.
Oakley has been the leader in the eyewear market for ballistic protection, usability and clever designs that could enhance the performance amongst athletes and especially military forces.


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Oakley SI | New Models

Speed Jacket

Oakley SI Speed Jacket

At the Oakley booth we had the opportunity to finally check out the newest model: SI Speed Jacket.  This has been developed from a combination of Tombstone and Flak, combining core features from both models into a versatile, comfortable and performance-driven product.

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Designed from input by Law Enforcement and Competitive Shooters, core features include:

  • Design – Switchlock Technology trigger – quick release trigger for rapid lens exchange
  • Prizm lens technology – TR22, TR45, Maritime Pol, Shallow H2O, Deep H2O
  • Thin ear-stem technology for over/under the ear communication systems and hat compatibility
  • Flak design silhouette – enhanced field of view and anti-fog performance

Ballistic M Frame Alpha

Oakley SI Alpha

Alpha is an eco-system composed of a frame, gasket and goggle with a single lens working across all platforms. The SI ballistic M Frame Alpha is available with a multitude of lens: Prizm Shooting TR22 and TR45, Prizm Snow Jade, Rose and Black and the classic Grey and Clear.

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Ballistic Shocktube

Oakley SI Shocktube Prizm Shooting TR22

With a substantial lower profile than the M Frame the Shocktube model provides a high degree of protection while keeping an overall smaller footprint. Designed tactical training or more discreet applications in mind, the Shocktube features the thin stem technology for comms and ear-pro compatibility and exceeds the ANSI Z87.1 standard for impact protection.

This model is available in Black or Terrain Tan, with the Prizm Shooting lenses TR22 and TR45 as well as the classic grey.

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New SI Prizm Snow Models

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Oakley SI | Speed Jacket

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SI Speed Jacket Story

SI Speed Jacket has been developed from a combination of Tombstone and Flak, combining core features from both models into a versatile, comfortable and performance-driven product. Designed from input by Law Enforcement and Competitive Shooters, core features include:

  • Design – Switchlock Technology trigger – quick release trigger for rapid lens exchange
  • Prizm lens technology – TR22, TR45, Maritime Pol, Shallow H2O, Deep H2O
  • Thin ear-stem technology for over/under the ear communication systems and hat compatibility
  • Flak design silhouette – enhanced field of view and anti-fog performance

Oakley SI Speed Jacket

INSPIRATION

Oakley Engineering brings the most versatile protective eyewear forward with SI Speed Jacket. Designed with direct input from Law Enforcement and Competitive Shooters, SI Speed Jacket combines all day fit and comfort with performance attributes in a modern silhouette. Using Switchlock™ technology, we integrated a single quick release trigger on the temples for rapid lens exchange. Fully compliant with ANSI  Z87.1 impact standards, the lens also offers a wide field of view and is assorted with multiple lens variations to include Prizm™ lens technology. Unobtanium® nosepieces provide grip during hot and sweaty conditions, and thin ear-stem technology is designed for over the ear communication systems compatibility and hat integration. SI Speed Jacket delivers all day fit and comfort, and built for those moments of dynamic and competitive movement.

DESIGN

  • Utilizes Oakley Switchlock™ trigger assisted lens change technology
  • Mirrors a Flak Jacket™ design silhouette
  • Half orbital design to aid in field of view and anti-fog performance
  • Includes crush resistant case with additional lens storage

Oakley SI Speed Jacket

Technical Features:
Frame
  • Durability and all-day comfort of lightweight, stress-resistant O Matter™  frame material
  • Comfort and performance of Three-Point Fit that holds lenses in precise optical alignment
  • Thin stem technology enables compatibility with over-ear hearing protection and communication systems and headwear
  • Features Oakley Switchlock™  trigger assisted, lens change system
  • Impact and chemical resistant O Matter® frame material
  • Frame suitable for medium to large head sizes

LENSES

  • All optional lenses are made of Plutonite®, Oakley’s high purity optical-grade polycarbonate
  • All lenses feature Oakley High Definition Optics (HDO®) with Polaric Ellipsoid™ geometry
  • UV protection of Plutonite lens material that filters out all UVA / UVB & harmful blue light up to 400nm wavelength
  • Meets or exceeds high mass and high velocity impact requirements per ANSI Z87.1-2003/2010
  • Standard lens colors offered: Clear, Grey, Grey Polarized, Black Iridium, Black Iridium Polarized
  • Offered with Prizm™ Lens Technology to include Prizm™ TR22, Prizm™ TR45, Prizm™ Maritime Polarized, Prizm™ Deep Water Polarized, and Prizm™ Shallow Water Polarized

Urban Survivor Loadout

Urban Survivor Loadout Suunto Traverse Alpha

  • Suunto Traverse Alpha
  • aLokSak w/ Medkit
  • Gerber Impromptu
  • Gerber Order
  • Oakley SI Detcord Cerakoted
  • S&S Precision Vlites
  • S&S Precision Manta Strobe
  • IR Chemlight
  • Smartphone with Magpul Case
  • LokSak ShieldSak RFID pouch
  • Steiner T824
  • Gerber GhostStrike
  • Glock 19
  • Streamlight TLR-1 HL Tan
  • SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

Urban Survivor Environments Defensive Loadout

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  • Glock 19 gen 4 equipped with Streamlight TLR-1 HL (800 Lumen) in Flat Dark Earth color
  • Two magazines with 15 rounds of defensive ammo
  • Gerber Ghoststrike combat knife with Cerakote finish
  • Gerber Impromptu tactical pen
  • S&S Precision V-Lite
  • Gerber Order folding knife with Cerakote finish
  • SureFire E2D Defender Ultra flashlight
  • Oakley Standard Issue Ballistic DetCord sunglasses with Cerakote finish
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 with Magpul Field case
  • LokSak ShieldSak RFID pouch

 

Oakley M-Frame Alpha | Now Available!

The new Oakley M-Frame Alpha is now available for purchase through OakleySI website. We have written a short preview of the product shortly after ShotShow 2016 (OakleySI Alpha). If you haven’t seen it, the Alpha consists in an Ecosystem of eyewear mounting frames that share the same lenses, this product allows the same lens both to work on a “sunglass” type of frame and on a mask. This allows great flexibility for the operator, especially with the introduction of a new, patented, quick inter-change lens system.

Oakley M Frame Alpha

Of the Alpha Ecosystem it is possible to purchase the whole kit or even just a single item. There will be two main packages a soft and a tough case with many different lenses and the two mounting frames. As always Oakley will also allow to order frames, lenses, cases and the gasket separately. We really like to have the option of building our own custom kit and we appreciate the effort made by the company to let us do it.

Oakley M Frame Alpha

As far as pricing goes we are not still 100% sure of the prices of each single item, but we know that the M-Flame glasses should be around $110 and the full hard-case kit should be around $300.

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For more information please visit: OakleySI.com

ShotShow2016: Oakley SI Alpha

Oakley Alpha

We are very excited for the release of the new Oakley SI Alphas. At Shot Show we had the chance to get a close look at this new Eco-System.

Oakley Alpha

The Alpha™ Eco-System consists of three parts: the SI Ballistic M Frame® Alpha™, SI Ballistic Halo™
Goggle and the Helo Gasket with a single lens working across all platforms. The Ballistic M Frame® optimizes
the most crucial elements of performance with flush-mount surfaces to help prevent fog buildup. The SI Helo-
Alpha™ Gasket is a lightweight rubber component designed for rapid deployment in situations of sudden high
wind or dust. The SI Ballistic Halo™ Goggle is specifically engineered to optimize the two things that matter most
in eye protection: a comfortable fit and equipment compatibility. It comes with multiple strap options including a
split strap, full strap and rail strap adapter. The SI Ballistic Halo™ Goggle is also compatible with all helmet and
O2 mask systems.

Oakley Alpha Goggles

Equipped with the most advanced technologies in Ballistic Impact Protection and Lens Optics, the
Alpha™ system is Oakley’s most advanced platform to date. Both the SI Ballistic M Frame® Alpha™ and the
SI Ballistic Halo™ Goggle meet or exceed High Mass and High Velocity impact requirements per ANSI Z87.1-
2003/2010 as well as Ballistic Fragmentation impact standards per MIL PRF-32432. These tests have been
developed to simulate real life combat situations. Prizm™ Lens Technology is a complete advancement to our
lens performance which perfectly tunes contrast to make targets stand out against foliage, dirt and sky. This is
made possible by using a proprietary combination of dyes that strategically block specific wavelengths of light
that interfere with vision, while emphasizing ranges of the color spectrum where the eye is most sensitive to
detail. Ultimately, reducing the need to carry multiple replacement lenses to change as lighting conditions
change.

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Oakley Cerakote™ SI Ballistic Det Cord

Oakley SI Cerakote Ballistic Det Cord

Eye protection is probably one of the best precautions to take both on the field and on the range. After lots of eye injuries suffered by many during deployment, the DoD has decided to take measures against this big issue. Companies like Oakley have revolutionized the materials and the manufacturing process in order to meet these ballistic requirements. It has been many years since the US Gov. has issued the first Oakley Ballistic protective goggles and since then Oakley has produced different variants for different missions.

Oakley SI Cerakote Ballistic Det Cord

The SI Ballistic Det Cord sunglasses are the latest addition in Oakley SI’s line of eye protection. The low-profile design meets the requirements of many covert operations, while still having that “Oakley DNA” for aggressive environments and when things go south.Oakley SI Cerakote Ballistic Det Cord

With the constant presence of threats in high risk environments, asymmetrical warfare seems to be the keyword of this century. In the last few years brands like Oakley SI, who have always equipped armed forces, have found themselves designing and manufacturing more discreet products for the tactical market.

Oakley SI Cerakote Ballistic Det Cord

The lens placement on the Det Cord is slightly different from the usual sunglasses (aside from the ballistic protection). The frame design allows the lenses to sit very close to the user’s face, providing a very wide field of view. It also shields sunlight from any direct contact with the eye, above or beneath the lenses.

This design seem interesting also when speed is involved; with the lenses positioned so close to the user’s face the Det Cord appear to give some very good protection also from dust and wind.

Oakley SI Cerakote Ballistic Det Cord

Oakley has designed these glasses with the tactical operations in mind. The thin construction of the ear stems allows the glasses to be comms compatible (or ear pro). Not having this feature would lead to the loss of the seal of the muffs, causing them to lose any hearing protection capability. A thinner design of the frame is also very important if an helmet is worn. If you are carrying a ballistic helmet with night vision, lights and accessories attached you will end up with quite some weight; so it is important to have a secured and comfortable fit.

Oakley SI Cerakote Ballistic Det Cord

The DetCord are manufactured to conform to the ANSI Z87.1 – 2010 requirements.  To meet the ANSI Z87.1-2010 rating the eye protection must exceed specific high mass – high velocity tests and provide continuous lateral coverage. Most competitors on the market don’t provide lateral coverage; the presence of a “+” after Z87 will assure the lateral coverage compliancy.

The DetCords high purity optical-grade polycarbonate also meet the ballistic fragmentation MIL-PRF-32432 required by NATO forces and DoD.

Oakley SI Cerakote Ballistic Det Cord

To enhance the performance of the product under stress Oakley has applied a very interesting material for the nose-piece. It’s always annoying when, under stress, sunglasses (or even worse eye pro) slip down on the nose because of the presence of liquids on the skin. To solve this issue Oakley has applied a rubberized material on the nose piece, and even after some pretty hard use it does not seem to come off.

Another issues that, with other optics, appears on similar activities is fogging. This phenomenon is due to the body heat and moisture condensing in small drops on the lens itself. When shooting it’s usually frequent to have fogging in the winter when utilizing a rifle or a carbine; usually after some sort of dynamic action. We have had the opportunity to test this product from late summer until now and, due to the coating applied to the lenses, we haven’t had a sigle issue.

The this version comes with Cerakote applied to the entire frame. This superficial finish enhances the anti-reflection capability of the Det Cord and it also provides longevity to the surface of the frame. When used in conjunction with helmet systems and comms usually eye-pro and sunglasses get scratched a lot, the application of Cerakote prevents this from happening.

 

 

Arc’teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

Arc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

What you carry on your person everyday (or at least accessible close to you) may dictate the success or the failure of a difficult situation.

Whether it is a medical, practical or defensive scenario carrying basic or advance equipment is really important.

If you live in an urban environment and you are not always close to your vehicle it’s suggested to build an EDC kit in a backpack or a sling-bag.

In our opinion your self defense tools and equipment should be at all times on your person. We only use our backpack to store extra mags, but not our primary firearm. If the situation does not allow us to reach for our EDC backpack we sill have a concealed-carry handgun with mounted light and extra mag, a folding blade, a smartphone, a wallet, a tactical flashlight and a tourniquet. Keeping our EDC defensive tool in the same location will also provide efficiency and accuracy to the situation.

Arc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

We like to divide by priority and importance our daily-carry equipment into different levels.

Level 1: the EDC items carried on your belt and pant’s pockets.

Level 2: items in your bag directly accessible from the outside.

Level 3: items organized in pouches and dividers inside the bag.

Arc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

About the backpack:

One of the key features that we really like of the Blade’s design is its side-access. This allows us to open and extract the content without dropping the bag or revealing what’s inside. Arc’teryx has padded this bag like a tank, it is comfortable, light and extremely protective towards electronics or fragile items.

The Blade has many pockets, some visible and some hidden. On the top, next to the handle, there are two pockets: one specifically designed for eye wear and one for GP items. On the side there are three pockets: the admin pocket (with stitched organizers for admin tools), the main compartment and the laptop (or even ballistic plates) compartment. All the internal parts of the bag are made of hi-viz nylon for better efficiency. The hidden pocket is located on the lower back close to the body, and it is intended for documents, extra cash, copy of conceal carry permit or passport.

Even on the road this backpack is really handy, in case of an accident (especially at night) you can grab it, exit the vehicle and move towards a safe location without keeping any valuables in the car. In the admin pocket we have placed two S&S Precision V-Lites and a Manta strobe to mark our presence to other drivers or the authorities until we have access to roadside flares.

This backpack is efficient and feature-rich without screaming “tactical”. We like the adaptability of PALs webbing and we like Camo but in most urban environments it just stands out too much. The clean design of the Blade 24 allows to be “undetected”  or just not to stand out too much.

rc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

Bag, Pouches and Cases:

Arc’teryx Blade 24

Maxpedition Fatty Organizer

Maxpedition Mini Organizer

Salewa Med Pouch (With personal kit)

6×6 Pals Multicam Pouch

Thule 13″ Laptop Case

Items directly accessible: 

Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket

Outdoor Research Halberd Sensor Tactical Gloves

Princeton Tec Remix MPLS Headlamp in Multicam

AKG Headphones

Boker VAT tool

Princeton Tec Switch light

S&S Precision V-lite Green

S&S Precision V-lite Blue

S&S Precision Manta Strobe

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

Space Pen

Oakley SI Ballistic DetCord in Cerakote

Surefire E2D Defender Ultra

Pick Lock Kit with Tecnora and Kevlar Strings

Vapur 0.7 Water bottle

Items stored in pouches:

Pelican 1010 Case

Samsung 250gb T1 SDD

Storacell 123 Battery holder

Gerber MP1 Multiplier

550 Paracord

Gerber Shard Multitool

Surefire EP-1 C Ear Pro

Bic Lighter

Steiner T824 Compact Binoculars

Altoids Tin with basic Survival kit

Inforce 6vx backup Flashlight

Rite in the Rain notepad

Cyalume 6″ green

Samsung 13000mAh Battery Bank

Sharpie

Chargers for electronics

Med Kit:

1 x QuikClot Combat Gauze

2 x Gauze Pad (4″x 4″)

1 x Elastic Bandage

1 x Tourniquet

3 x Pharmaderm Antibiotic wipes

3 x BurnFree Gel

10 x Normal Band Aids

8 x Special Shape Band Aids

3 x 3M Steri-Strips

1 x Aluderm Gauze Pad (8″x 8″)

2 x Aluderm Gauze Pad (4″x 4″)

1 x 3M Micropore Tape

1 x Surgical Tape

2 x Sterilized Gloves Nitrile

2 x Ketoprofen

10 x Ioperamide

2 x Paracetamole

2 x Amoxilline (antibiotics)

4 x Aspirin

4 x Iburofen

1 x Fine-Point Metal Tweezers

1 x Space Blaket

Inside Altoids Tin:

3 x 3M Steristrips

2 x Bandaids

2 x Iboprufen

4 x Antihistamine

4 x Water tabs

1 x 3M Ear Pro Backup

1 x Pencil w/ 1ft of tape and 20 ft of floss

4 x Stormproof matches

1 x Exotac firestarter

1 x Clip Compass

2 x BurnFree gel

1 x Alchool wipes