24-147 radar, 24-148 radar xl

Oakley likes releasing special edition versions of its eyewear and this trend is set to continue with the launch of the new Oakley Anti-Freeze Radar XL for the upcoming Tour de France.

Of more interest to us however is that the release also marks a new addition to the popular Radar range, the XL Blade lens. The XL uses an updated design which places the frame higher on the face with an extra 7mm of lens between the nose bridge and the top of the frame, extending the range of view for the wearer. Which means, when you’ve got your head down you can see clearly through the lens, rather than peering above the frame.

To launch this new addition to the Radar range Oakley has released the very limited edition Anti-Freeze, a vivid green frame colour paired with a Jade Iridium lens, a lens intended for bright sunshine and that Oakley has ‘been developing for truer colour recognition’.

The Anti-Freeze is available in the new XL Blade or the existing Path design. They’re available in shops now and Oakley says this is a one-time production run and numbers will be very limited, so don’t hang around if you want a pair is our advice.

Available now. £159.99 from www.oakley.com