The Oakley Flight Deck XM is a great piece of gear to complete the outfit of winter sports enthusiasts. These goggles allow for a wide-open view and have good protective features for the available price.
The goggles have the dimensions of 4.9 x 5.1 x 9.4 inches and an average weight of 0.65 pounds. The weight is evenly distributed, so they feel light on the face. This model is available in one size for small to medium fit.
Thanks to the spherical lens shape, the Oakley Flight Deck XM goggles provide a tight seal on your face, giving you superior protection during extremely cold temperatures and preventing the snow from getting inside. They sit comfortably thanks to the triple-layer foam. The polar fleece lining with the ability to wick moisture feels pleasant on the skin.
The Prizm technology makes these goggles suitable for difficult lighting conditions. It helps improve your vision by enhancing the contrast. Plus, the usage of high-definition optics contributes to clear, precise, and undistorted view at all viewing angles. The improved color clarity allows you to easily see the contours and texture of the snow.
The long 2-inch strap allows you to firmly fix the Oakley Flight Deck XM Prizm on your head and adjust them effortlessly. The strap also has a non-slip silicone lining, so the goggles are unlikely to slip or fall off. These goggles also fit over most prescription eyewear and are compatible with most helmet styles.
The Ridgelock technology makes changing the lenses a matter of seconds. Hence, you can get several pairs of lenses for different weather conditions and easily swap them.
There are no issues with fogging since the lenses are vented very well using the dual vents. There is also a special anti-fog coating (F3) on the inside of the lens for keeping the vision clear
The lens is made of the injection-molded dual plutonite, preventing the UV rays from penetration into your skin and allowing you to see clearly even when the sun shines brightly. It's also optically correct and doesn't cause any harmful impact on your eyes during the long hours of wear. However, the lens gets scratched easily, thus, it requires careful handling.
The goggles' impact protection properties meet the ANSI Z87.1 and EN 166 standards.
The Flight Deck XM Oakley goggles are offered in a wide range of lens colors, suitable for different lighting conditions. Black lenses are designed for sunny weather; dark grey, blue, green, red, and rose are suitable for moderate lighting conditions; orange and pink are for cloudy, snowy weather. If your eyes are light-sensitive, it's recommended to choose the darker lens shades.
Since the design of these goggles has been inspired by the visors of aviation helmets, they don't have a frame. It means they won't interfere with your peripheral and downward vision, providing a broad 170° unobstructed view.
There are two inscriptions on the outer side of the lenses: brand name on top and “Prizm” on the right side.
These goggles with a frameless design have everything to provide you with all-day comfort thanks to a proper anatomical fit, even weight distribution, and an anti-fog coating. The lens is not scratch-proof, but it's not a big issue if you're ready to treat your goggles carefully. To sum up this Oakley Flight Deck XM review, I'd recommend this model for anyone searching for affordable goggles with a clear view and a decent protection level.