Oakley Jawbone, Racing Jacket, Split Jacket, and Wind Jacket Frame Comparison
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Oakley Jawbone, Racing Jacket, Split Jacket, and Wind Jacket Frame Comparison

August 25, 2019

– Hi, this is Jason with Revant Optics. Today I’m going to talk to you about the differences between
the Oakley Jawbone, Racing Jacket, and Oakley
Split Jacket, Wind Jacket can get confusing with
all the jacket names. Essentially, what we
want to do is allow you to identify which frames you have, so you can get the correct
lenses for those frames. We hope you enjoy the video. (mechanical) Today, I’m going to show you how to differentiate between the Oakley Jawbone frame, which is also the Racing Jacket frame, and the Oakley Split Jacket frame, which is also the Wind Jacket frame. There’s some subtle differences. First all, I’ll just talk about these as the Jawbone and the Split Jacket frames, because that’s how they’re
most commonly known. The Jawbone is a larger frame. When you look at it from the front, you’ll see it’s a little bit taller. Also from the front, you’ll see that the lenses
wider here on the outside. The Split Jacket narrows down
when it goes to the outside. Then also, it has this ridge. Pretty large ridge below
on the bottom side. This one does have a
little bit of an angle, kind of a beveled edge there. This has a more dramatic ridge to it. Then, when you turn it to the side here, the temples are very similar. They have a very similar shape to them. The main difference’s in the hinge. When you close this, you’ll see that the hinge
here has a much rounded. This is the Split Jacket frame, again. It has a rounded curved edge there. This has a (mumbles)
angular straight edge to it. That’s one of the main ways to tell. Then, one of the most obvious ways is to look inside your frames here, and you’ll see stamped on them. You’ll see the names and Jawbone here, and pretty much every authentic frame of Jawbone frame will have
that built into the mold. It will be stamped in there. Then, the Split Jacket
is on the other side, or actually the same,
the left-hand temple. You’ll see that stamped
into the frame as well. It should be right in here. We have a little sticker
on there covering it, but it does say Split Jacket. Those are some of the main differences. Both of these have the
ability to open up here, so you pop that open, and open the frame like that. Both have that functionality, so that’s not a way to differentiate. The more the temples, and then obviously the
printing on the inside. Now, another common question we get is what’s the difference
between a Racking Jacket and the Jawbone frame. Well, in fact, they are
the exact same frame. The only difference is that
with the Racking Jacket there’s a little hole in the back. If you have a Racing Jacket frame, it’ll fit the Jawbone lenses, so the lenses are
interchangeable between the two. They are the same frame, except that the Racing Jacket will have a hole in the back, and that’s so you can
snap in this elastic strap that goes across the back. Then with the Split Jacket, we get a lot of questions
about what the differences are between the Split Jacket
frame and the Wind Jacket. It’s the same thing. Those are exactly the same
frames as far as the front, and actually even the temples, the lenses are interchangeable
between the two. The Wind Jacket version,
though, has a gasket on the inside, so that it actually will touch your face. It provides a little cushion there. The frame itself is the same. It just has a gasket,
if it’s the Wind Jacket. The lenses will fit between the two. The Split Jacket and
Jawbone are different, and those are some of the
ways that you can tell the differences between the two. If you have any questions
after watching this video, you can go to RevantOptics.com. We have some diagrams that
also show the differences. Then, you can always shoot us an email at [email protected], maybe attach the image of your frames, so we can help you identify it. We can easily do that for you, or you can shoot us any
questions you have in general about your frames, or lenses, and we’d be happy to help you out. Again, that’s [email protected]
is the email address. (mechanical)

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