Troy Lee Designs Collaborates with Oakley on Goggle Collection

Nov 27, 2019 at 16:44
by Sarah Moore  

TLD might have its own full range of helmets and apparel for mountain biking and motocross, but they still enjoy working on creative projects with other companies. They've done collaborations with SRAM, Adidas, Osprey, Specialized and more over the years.

Their most recent collaboration is with Oakley. So if you love your ultra matchy-matchy TLD kit, now you can get even errrr, matchier? Each goggle features a unique design that is a blend of the two brands. The colourful goggles range from $70 for the O-Frame 2.0 to $220 for the Airbrake MX. The Front Line MX is $190.





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68 Comments

  • 64 1
 Man was about $700 cheaper than I thought it’d be
  • 4 0
 preach
  • 5 0
 You are 100% right
  • 22 1
 Freedom goggles, tunnel vision not included
  • 22 4
 Bombing small countries included
  • 22 2
 Lol TLD have been colabbing with Oakley for the last 5 years at least
  • 11 4
 Yes, we wrote about it in 2014 too. This is the new collection. Smile
  • 1 0
 I'm still using my Troy Lee Oakley Goggles. Straps getting a bit tatty but the design is so cool.
  • 3 1
 They're stuck for material lol
  • 22 3
 I hope they can do another Murican-themed pair that are over-sized and have AR-15s and Juul pods emblazoned on the strap...
  • 17 2
 So tired of gaudy TLD, for so long now.
  • 7 1
 Seriously! Who wears this horrible shit?! Matte black please...
  • 3 0
 @JohnnyVV: your inner butterfly called, it wants releasing.
  • 7 4
 Steeep price for these gems. However, as an owner of 2 pairs of the Airbrakes over the past few years, I can say that they are hands down the greatest goggles you can buy. They are super comfortable, don't fog up easily, and have unrivaled field of view. Also the lens swaps is crazy strong and swaps out easily. They do scratch pretty easy, though, and replacement lens are very expensive. That is really the only complaint I have.
  • 9 3
 They are totally overrated and not worth the price tag and I got their stuff free for years. If your out there charging save your money for tires.
  • 6 11
flag WAKIdesigns (Nov 27, 2019 at 23:40) (Below Threshold)
 I tried Airbrakes since they were possibly most expensive. Went for 100% Accuri... more comfy, thinner foam, lens closer to eyes, cheaper lenses.
  • 1 4
 @Jackmolo34: lmao good for you
  • 2 0
 100% Accuri are super comfortable, don't fog up easily, and have unrivaled field of view. Also the lens swaps is crazy strong and swaps out easily. They don't scratch easy, though, and replacement lens are inexpensive.
And you can pick up five pairs for the cost of one pair of Airbrakes.
  • 2 4
 @LemonadeMoney: even if they fog up, there's a fix for this. cut out the raised bit of upper foam. They ventilate better then.
  • 1 0
 not a small complaint for goggles that are inevitably going to be dusted, splashed with mud, hit by branches and cleaned in the trailside... I agree, better spend it on tires
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: I used to ride in 100% goggles but lens is strong word for that piece of flimsy see-through plastic they use. It got so scratched I could not really see through it in less than a season and anti-fog is a curse word for 100%. They were cheap though, 1/3 of the price. Still I upgraded to AirBrake MX and never looked back.
  • 1 4
 @i-am-lp: I owned Oakley O-Frames and Crowbars for 10 years. Would not call their lenses any better. How could they be? Also all Oakley coatings like iridium or prism get messed up instantly (like stuff every other company, that's why in most cases you run CLEAR or persimmon), so not sure what are you referring to. If 100% were so bad so many people wouldn't be using them, especially since they are not cheap. You can go to "that MX store" and get stuff for half the price of 100% Accuri and there is no bloody way you can tell whether it's worse or not. To spend 150$-250$ on MX goggles is an acquired taste for sure and please be my guest, I don't care, you are just not getting affirmation from me Smile
  • 1 0
 @LemonadeMoney: To each there own. I have a pair of Accuri as well as Racecraft and Armega. but I still go for my Airbrakes. Accuri are nice for the price but really cannot compare to Airbrakes. They have MUCH smaller field of view. Fog up MUCH easier. You can easily see the foam around your eyes. Airbrakes have full field of view. Airbrake also use polycarbonite lens. Accuri use old school flimsy lens. Not really a problem just saying what it is. Airbrakes also have the quickest lens swap on the market. No messing aroung with popping the lens into place. It just slides in with the 2 levers to lock it in place. The only 100% goggles that can hold there own against Airbrakes are the 100% Armegas. The Armegas are the only 100% goggles with that type of field of view. Racecraft+ are nice too but just glorified Accuris. Armega is the only one who can stand toe to toe with the Airbrake. Again this is all my opinion, but as I have actually owned these goggles and many from 100% and other snowboard brands, I feel I can give an informed opinion.
  • 1 0
 @Jackmolo34: Who says I paid... Smile Man life is soo much easier when you know someone. ...Who knows someone that knows someone, that knows the person that sometimes sends you awesome gifts, every other day..
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Go for 100% Armegas. They are actually nice. Accuri are like anything else on the market. they do look pretty though..
  • 1 2
 @scottyrides5: I cannot bare spending too much money on things that are easy to damage and easy to lose. I bought myself expensive goggles only once, crowbars with fire iridium. It wasstill a 60% sale. First some crazy woman smashed them with the safety bar on the chairlift. Then I lost them... i lost 3 pairs of goggles and 2 pairs of nice glasses in the last 10 years.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Fair point. I don't disagree with you there. Losing Things Disorder I suffer from as well. But now you have opened a whole new can of worms. Just started to get over the nightmares of those savage chairlift workers. If you do not present a gift, they will certainly smash your high end possessions. It is just a matter of time..
  • 1 2
 @scottyrides5: that was a crazy woman who got on the lift chair with her family and me. She closed the bar/ rail before I managed to sit, she hit me in my FF helmet and smashed the lens of goggles. She was this afraid of taking a chair lift. Since then people including other mtbers did the same to me on a number of occasions, like this summer when they smashed my visor on a brand new 100% aircraft. Simply put, even if you try hard, the white trash will get you.
  • 1 0
 Have you looked into Melon Optics? They make the best goggles I have ever had hands down. No fog completely customizable and just plain work with a great field of vision to boot. IThe Diablos are the ones I got but they have a cheaper model also. Way better than Oakley, 100% smith and any other goggle I’ve tried. @WAKIdesigns:
  • 6 0
 I'll have the O-Face for $200, Alex
  • 6 0
 Tell that girl from logistics all about it...
  • 8 0
 @DirtbagMatt: Lumbergh's already been there.
  • 1 0
 @LemonadeMoney: lumbergh cranked her?
  • 3 0
 Oakley makes the shades that transform a tool . You'd hate for the kids to think that you lost your cool.
  • 2 0
 Damn I need those Front Line Premix 86 goggles in my life but there is no way on earth I'm gonna pay £150 for the privelige. Sad panda.
  • 4 0
 Tld, making nice things ugly again
  • 5 1
 Thith ith thuper thweet
  • 2 0
 So is adidas planing on buying TLD? And if so does this mean they are also planning on buying Oakley?
  • 1 0
 Oakley are owned by the company that owns LensCrafters. They own Raybans as well.
  • 3 0
 Doubt Luxottica will let Oakley to Adidas. And I hope TLD won't be sold to Adidas.
  • 2 0
 @whitebirdfeathers: Not just Lens Crafters and Raybans, but also Sunglass Hut and about 80% of all other brands. Watch "60 Minutes - Luxottica. Do you know who makes your glasses?" on YouTube
youtu.be/gDdq2rIqAlM
  • 2 0
 @charmingbob: Yeh, Luxottica - the F word of glasses industry. Their hostile takeover of Oakley is legendary. Also since their aquisition of Oakley the quality of lenses noticably went to sheets.
  • 1 2
 @i-am-lp: I have no idea where you are taking your stuff from. I owned many Oakley goggles and glasses over the years and cannot tell the difference between the latest and the old stuff, other than prices going up from high to ridiculous. it is worth to mention that this is no bloody rocket science. Pretnetious people make it into one by saing that a bit of non transparent plastic holding one or two bits of transparent plastic does some woo woo. "Clear optics" - oh thank you Oakley, it only takes one mud pool to ruin the years of research you have put into making vision so clear. Their Radar glasses were as good in 2005 as they are now. That is if they fit your cheeks they are great, if they don't, then they don't because they let the mud in. It is really no more complicated than this. I am second pair of jawbones and will buy another one soon just in case as not many glasses fit my face as well and I appreciate the ability to change lenses.
  • 14 11
 Am I the only one who finds TLD to be highly overrated?
  • 11 2
 They made quality products with dope aesthetics....The graphics on the other hands are absolutely atrocious,dated and unfortunately they slap a steep price for those ...They seriously need to ditch their ugly America inspired theme and bold 1990’s moto-racey graphics...or just make everything in mat black.

Get with the program TroyLee, 2020 is just a month away.
  • 1 0
 You’re not the only one, TLD seems to be for older guys meanwhile other brands are making equally awesome stuff for far less $.
  • 1 0
 For the price yes. They do make nice stuff and if you can find it discounted it's great tho
  • 5 3
 Like like most TRD products...Ugly AF
  • 1 1
 Nope me neither but they must have fun making the most horrible products possible.
  • 2 0
 I was not aware that TLD had design interns. Neat.
  • 1 0
 Goggles have to be a tough market given that I picked up a pair of Smiths for 20 bucks marked down from 170 after season.
  • 1 0
 Leatt Velocity goggles for 99$ with the Iriz lens. 20/20 vision. These designs are cool though, will give them that.
  • 1 0
 I used to hold TLD to a high standard aesthetics-wise, but their styling just looks more and more chintzy to me
  • 2 0
 Sick but too much cash
  • 2 2
 Real sharp lookin gogs but a tad outta my budget. TLD does bring the quality aesthetic.
  • 1 0
 When is the all mountainers huck to flat uphill driveway video
  • 2 1
 I will have my 25 quid 100% thank you.
  • 1 0
 Was expecting better to be honest.....
  • 1 0
 220 for goggles....I'll stick with my racecrafts.
  • 1 0
 I have Scott Goggles............. no oakley
  • 1 0
 Oooooo
  • 1 0
 Oh!!!!
  • 2 2
 3 american themed ones, cool.
  • 1 0
 3? I see 2, and an alternative with a german flag (or almost Big Grin )
  • 1 0
 @EnduroManiac: it's a match with intense primer paint
  • 1 0
 @EnduroManiac: the 2 obvious ones. But the one has American like colours as well.
  • 1 1
 They hate us, cuz they ain't us! ;-)
  • 1 1
 gonna be TOLD.

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