If you follow any elite athletes, you’ve probably noticed them sporting Oakley gear. But did you know that they’ve been bringing the same quality gear and technology to the US military, government, and law enforcement since the 1980s through their Oakley Standard Issue (SI) line? In the 1980’s, the company formed an alliance with the U.S. Armed Forces with the goal of developing new technologies to improve the safety, performance, and comfort of our soldiers and safety professionals. The line is well known for their combat boots and glasses – Oakley obsesses over research and development so that they can produce the combat-ready gear you need to stay safe and effective in your job. It’s no wonder that Oakley is a favorite among service members – here are a few of our favorite Oakley products.
Without Further Adieu, Here Are Our Favorite Oakley Products
Oakley SI Light Assault Boot 2
The SI Light Assault Boot 2 is a tactical assault boot designed to help you take on any mission. The EVA midsole and outsole are designed to be comfortable and provide shock absorption while the breathable upper offers ventilation. The level of comfort this boot brings makes it easy to see why Oakley light assault boots are popular among Army and Navy members.
These boots are AR670-1 compliant for US Army wear with multicam and OCP uniforms, and certified for Navy wear as of Nov. 12, 2019.
Oakley SI Ballistic M Frame Glasses
When you’re in the military or law enforcement, you expect the unexpected. The SI Ballistic M Frame can take any curveball you throw at it. That’s all thanks to its three-part system comprised of a goggle, frame, gasket, and single lens designed to work across all the platforms. This system involves has some serious technology. The Unobtainium nose pad increases its grip the more you sweat, and the thin stems make it comfortable to wear this system under ear pro or comms systems. It’s easy to see why the M Frames have and will continue to be one of our favorite Oakley products.
Oakley also considered safety when creating this system, designing the lens to be ballistic rated to protect your eyes from flying shrapnel.
If you’d like to read our review on the Ballistic M Frame, click here
Oakley SI Neck Gaiter
2020 brought us an invisible enemy; help prevent the spread of COVID-19 with the Oakley SI Neck Gaiter. This mask is made for people with an active lifestyle, with a 100% polyester material that helps wick moisture away from your face while keeping the mask breathable. The anti-microbial technology has a >99% efficacy rate at stopping airborne particles from spreading. Despite the high tech build, this neck gaiter is comfortable enough to wear during your everyday activities.
Oakley SI Light Patrol Boots
The Oakley SI Light Patrol Boots are great for both the office and the field. These Oakley tactical boots feature technology designed to keep you injury-free with an 8” boot height for ankle support and a slip-resistant rubber outsole. You’ll stay comfortable in these boots even if you’re on your feet all day thanks to the injection EVA midsole.
When it’s time to head back to the office, you can polish the full grain Nappa bovine leather to achieve a professional appearance.
If you’d like to read our review on the SI Light Patrol Boots, click here.