The Oakley Mercenary Sunglasses are one of the products featured in our Editor's Choice product list.

Oakley Mercenary Sunglasses

Editor’s Choice 2019

An increasing number of professional players rely on performance eyewear to enhance their vision and improve play, and there’s good reason for that: The benefits of wearing the right lenses in varying light conditions are varied. Modern, golf specific, sunglasses can help you to pick out the contours more clearly, to see the target, to watch the ball in the sky, to reduce glare and simply to reduce the stress on your eyes.

Oakley has been a leading innovator in sports eyewear since the company was founded in the mid 1970s. Oakley has branched out steadily to create eyewear for different sports and, in the late 1990s David Duval announced the company in the golf market, wearing the iconic M Frame.

Lightweight, minimalist design

Oakley continues to move forward and their latest golfing release; Mercenary, blends fashion with cutting-edge technology designed to assist the golfer. It’s a lightweight, minimalist design with a larger lens for wider field of view.

The frame is constructed from Oakley’s durable, lightweight O Matter material. Adding to the comfort and performance are Unobtainium nose pads and temples that grip to the skin.

Golf specific lenses

Although the Mercenary is available in various frame and lens combination, we found the best lenses for the course to be the PRIZM and PRIZM Dark Golf. PRIZM technology fine tunes vision for specific sports and environments. PRIZM Golf and PRIZM Dark Golf help players see changes in grass texture by improving the contrast between various shades of green. That really helps you pick out the contours and see the lines on the putting surface.

We consider the Oakley Mercenary to be among the most comfortable sunglasses we’ve worn. They are extremely light, and they grip well to the face. The PRIZM lens is pretty incredible and there’s no question that it helps you to focus both on the slopes, and on your golf game more generally.

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