Polar Expedition Takes Oakley Radars To The Extreme


After nearly two months of exposure to some of the most extreme weather conditions on the planet, Americans John Huston and Tyler Fish finally feasted their eyes on the North Pole last spring—and they saw it all through the lenses of their Oakley Radar™ sunglasses.

John (32) and Tyler (36) set out to become the first Americans to ski unsupported to the North Pole, a commitment that meant a grueling, 475-mile journey across the frozen Arctic, where the temperature is so insanely far below zero that a simple runny nose becomes a breeding ground for stalactites of ice and frost.

A 55-Day Brawl With The Sun
The sun shines twenty-four hours a day in the North Pole, and the piercing glare of sunlight reflecting off the icy surface offered a relentless assault on John and Tyler’s eyes. Improper protection would certainly have jeopardized both man and mission. They had one shot at selecting sunglasses that could withstand the polar extremes, and Oakley Radars were an easy choice.

“Our Oakley Radars with black Polarized lenses embodied this commitment to flexibility and quality,” John said. “As the environment and the light changed around us, our Oakleys were a constant, giving us the clarity and safety to push our bodies and minds to the absolute limit.”

High Definition Even at Lethally Low Temperatures
The performance of Oakley Radars under such extreme pressure can be partially attributed to the fact that they were engineered with Hydrophobic lens technology, which repels water and sweat while making the lens surface immune to oils, frost, and contaminates that corrupt vision.

Combined with the clarity of Oakley HDO®, these innovations achieved a new milestone in performance eyewear and rode shotgun on a new milestone for American expedition.


Danny Evans


January 06, 2010

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