In the game of baseball, things move quickly and out on the baseball field, your vision is everything. While many people would be thinking about the best baseball bats or top baseball gloves to increase their performance, it's sunglasses that may do the best.
If getting the best lenses isn’t top of mind, your sunglasses can give you protection but lack that boost in performance contrast. Having the right lens can make all the difference, especially when you need split-second reaction times on the field. In this lens guide, we’ll dive into the best lens colors, talk about the best Oakley® baseball sunglasses, and dive into lens technology and what you should be looking for before you buy Oakley sunglasses.
What’s The Best Color For Baseball Sunglasses?
If you’ve been browsing and looking to buy Oakley sunglasses, you may have discovered that Oakley sunglasses come in a wide range of different colors. Oakley baseball sunglasses come in a number of different color tints, so knowing how each color can benefit you is important. With so many different color combinations available, you may be finding it difficult to choose the right one. No problem, we can help with that.
Rose Lenses - Copper Lenses
One of the best baseball sunglasses colors for the daytime is rose and rose copper lenses. These colors give you a high contrast and do a great job separating and boosting colors. What does that mean? This is going to allow you to spot the ball against the blue sky or the green grass much easier. In daytime gameplay, you can’t beat them. If we had to choose between rose lenses versus copper rose lenses, we’d lean a tiny bit toward rose lenses.
If you have sensitive eyes or you’re playing in a game where it’s extremely bright, rose copper could be a better fit than plain rose sunglasses. Rose copper is more dense than rose, so in those scenarios, it could be the color they go with.
Rose Lenses - Oakley® Flak 2.0
When it comes to Rose lenses, we recommend checking out these Oakley Flak 2.0 baseball sunglasses. These specific lenses have a rose base and are designed for baseball, so you get all the visual benefits that come along with it.
Brown lenses are a little denser than rose or rose copper, which means they’re better for bright conditions while still giving you great contrast enhancements. If you need a darker lens but still want that contrast, brown would be a great pick.
Green lenses are perfect for sunny days. They prevent blue light, which reduces reflecting glares and improves contrasts. The lighter color keeps colors balanced but will protect the eyes from the sun at the same time.
Unlike other colors on this list, blue lens and red lens don’t have many visual benefits other than keeping some sun out.
Grey lenses don’t have the visual benefits rose lenses do, but they still have some benefits. Grey is what is called a “true-to-color” tint, meaning it won’t enhance your visual performance in baseball. However, when it comes to blocking sunlight, grey lenses can help.
Clear Lenses/Amber Lenses
If you anticipate a lot of nighttime games or foggy mornings (or if you’re a pitcher), you can still enhance your vision with a low-light lens! Clear and amber lenses are good options for these conditions. Amber lenses provide some contrast enhancement, so you can use them either in dim daylight or under those bright stadium lights.
Whichever color you get, be sure to add an anti-reflective coating. An AR coating will reduce reflections from artificial lights and help you see better.
More Oakley Baseball Sunglasses Features
This is another great feature if you’d like to have one frame but a specific lens for any scenario. Sunglasses like the Oakley® Flak 2.0 XL are awesome for baseball because you can have a set of clear lenses when you’re pitching or playing late games, a set of PRIZM Field lenses for practice, and so on.
These are what is known as “tint-changing lenses,” which means they do change back and forth depending on the light. These are a great solution if you’re looking for lenses that can do a little bit of everything. Photochromic lenses have the ability to adjust from light to dark based on the amount of UV light present and are typically referred to as transition lenses.
This is another type of lens that is popular in baseball. Oakley® polarized baseball sunglasses are great for helping you eliminate glares and sunshine. If you play a lot of games in the day and outdoors, you may want to consider them.
A mirror coating on the front side of your lens is another option to make your sunglasses darker. Not only does it look cool, it reflects what Tyler calls “ambient glare” away from the lens. This is light you don’t get much use out of anyway.
(1) Oakley® Flak 2.0 XL Baseball Sunglasses
While there’s several Oakley® baseball sunglasses we can put on this list, our top recommendation would have to be the Oakley® Flak 2.0 XL baseball sunglasses.
These Oakley® baseball sunglasses are lightweight, have a great strong grip, and are comfortable to wear all day long. With Oakley® Unobtainium rubber nose pads and ear socks, the Flak 2.0 XL stays in place even when you sweat. When paired with PRIZM Field lens technology, you are ready to hit the field with the best vision possible for day time playing.
(2) Oakley® Radar EV Path Baseball Sunglasses
We couldn’t make this guide without mentioning Oakley’s Radar EV Path sunglasses.
The Oakley® prizm field is a baseball specific lens, designed to help you with every angle on the field. There’s a lot of sunglasses on the market you can choose from, few are designed for baseball, only one gives you the benefits of the Oakley® Radar.
With these Oakley® sunglasses, you’re going to get 100% UV protection. Most baseball players play games in the sun, so it’s essential to have protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
All Oakley sunglasses come with a holder and cloth for protection, so you can put it in your baseball gear bag knowing it won’t get scratched up.
If you have any questions about the Oakley® Flak 2.0 XL baseball sunglasses, the Oakley® Radar EV Path baseball sunglasses or any of the Oakley sunglasses we carry, don’t hesitate to reach out. As always, you can reach us via email at email@example.com or you can use our contact form here.