Oakley’s Jawbreaker is a new line of eyewear, designed in collaboration with road racing cyclist Mark Cavendish, to provide protection, ventilation and an enhanced field of vision.
In developing the Jawbreaker, 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. Consequently, Jawbreaker’s upward field of view has been extended with optical precision by 44 per cent, when compared to the average pair of sunglasses.
The name Jawbreaker originates from the gimbal mechanism which pivots to separate the bottom frame or lower ‘jaw’ from the upper frame while switching out impact resistant lenses. Temples adjust to three different lengths for helmet compatibility, Switchlock technology allows fast, secure lens changes to suit the environment, and Prizm Road technology fine-tunes vision so that riders can spot subtle changes in the texture of road surfaces.
Contact: Oakley (AUS) 03 8598 3100.