Keeping your vision as clear as possible, the Oakley Lens Cleaning Kit is a good antidote to sweat and fingerprints.
If you've seen fit to spend an Oakley amount of money on eyewear, and we'll be honest here and say that we agree that there's a massive mark up on these glasses, but at the same time we've never used any that are - when all is said and done, better - then you ought to look after them in the best possible way.
Oakley suggest using their own cleaning kit which comprises of a specially formulated cleaning fluid and a microfibre anti-static cleaning cloth. It's all kept safe and together in a sturdy little box with a popper closure. The fluid dispenser is a non-aerosol pump unit which provides a measured spritz of fluid to each lens. This you then wipe over the entire lens. The fluid cuts through the grease, dirt and whatever else is on the lenses to leave them clear and smear free.
If the lens has a lot of wet or dried on dirt, we would recommends running them under warm water so that flow loosens and removes as much debris as possible. Do not be tempted to agitate the dirt as the water is on it as you can still damage the lens with the dirt particulate. Once rinsed let them air dry, before using the Oakley lens cleaning kit. Some will always opt for hand soap warm tap water and the edge of a t-shirt. Effective, but not really doing the best by your investment.
By using the proper Oakley kit to clean your lenses you're taking the recommended route to keeping them clean, avoiding the possibility of damaging the fragile optical surfaces with other cleaning agents or rougher than ideal cloths.
We've been using this one on our lenses for over a year and despite initial scepticism as to the need to spend £17 instead of using dish soap and shirt tails, along with a continued view that it could be a fiver cheaper, we're convinced that we're doing it the right way with cleaner results and fewer accidental scratches.
Not cheap but you're doing the right thing by your optical investment.
road.cc test report
Make and model: Oakley Lens Cleaning Kit
Size tested: xx
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Oakley say, " our cleaning solution offers the highest level of clarity without affecting the optical precision of our performance lens coatings'
This way you're safe in the knowledge that you're not harming your expensive lenses
Expensive, but in the long run probably worth it.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Works as described and is easy to use. Guaranteed perfect vision.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Fast effective results and safe for the fragile lens surfaces.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
The cost and that I often don't have it with me when I need it (mid ride).
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Probably.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
About the tester
I usually ride: My Seven titanium My best bike is: My Seven titanium
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: cyclo cross, club rides, sportives, mtb, A bit of everything