• Models: All Day Lens, Low
Oakley HDPolarized, 99% polarized efficiency
Hydrophobic/Oleophobic anti-smudge lens coating
resistance that meets ANSI Z87.1 standards for high-mass/high-velocity impact
• UV protection of Oakley Plutonite®
lens material that filters out 100% of UVA/UVB/UVC & harmful blue
light up to 400 nm
• Black, Tortoise, White
• Durability and all-day comfort of
• Oakley O Matter® frame material
Comfort and Performance of Three-Point Fit that holds lenses in
precise optical alignment
• Metal Oakley icon accents
September 30, 2011 (San Francisco,
CA): When Leland set out to create the best fly fishing
sunglasses on the market, there was only one name we could trust:
Oakley, the premier manufacturer of polarized sunglasses made
specifically for angling. The
Leland Edition Polarized Sunglasses by Oakley are the apex of fly
fishing eyewear technology and we guarantee you won't find a better
set of shades for your style.
Keeping things Simple: Here
at Leland, it's our belief that elite, expertly-crafted fly
fishing gear doesn't need to be complicated, so we set out with a
simple vision: two shades of Oakley's premier polarized lenses to
cover the spectrum of fly fishing applications and satisfy the needs
of anglers everywhere. The Leland Edition Polarized Sunglasses by
Oakley are the answer to a market where excellent performance has
been lost in a sea of too many options and too few results. With
the Leland Edition Oakley Sunglasses, it's as simple as two
lenses for every angling style. The All Day lens is the
“everyday lens,” designed for bright conditions where the most
important factor is diminishing glare and keeping your eyes at ease.
Leland's All Day shades perform as well scanning the flats for
bonefish as they do spotting steelhead or conquering high mountain
creeks on a sunny day. The second lens, the Leland Oakley Low
Light Lens, delivers extraordinary clarity in dim conditions for
those dedicated anglers who know the best fly fishing often means
subpar light conditions. If you love to fish before dawn and don't
call it a day until the last traces of light are gone, then the
Leland Oakleys in Low Light are guaranteed to enhance your vision and
and dial in on the catch.
Read the full press release on the Leland Oakley Polarized FlyFishing Sunglasses...
Oakley has always lead the industry in pioneering polarized lenses for a range of demanding applications, and their angling specific lenses are no exception. The Leland Edition Polarized Sunglasses feature Oakley's High Definition Optics®
, delivering unprecedented clarity for peering beneath surface glare and differentiating between structures. Oakley's HDO® technology gets rid of the distortion that other polarized sunglasses leave behind, preserving your visual acuity so you get an accurate, crystal-clear read of the action. The Leland Edition Polarized Sunglasses also feature Oakley's signature Hydrophobic™ coating
that sheds water and provides a permanent layer of defense against oily fingerprints, saltwater sprays and sunscreen residue. This barrier helps keep you focused on the catch instead of being distracted by smudged lenses. Most importantly, the lenses in the Leland Oakleys filter 100% of all UV rays and effectively eliminate 99% of surface glare, meaning you're able to fish all day in the most extreme conditions without eyestrain.
The All Day Lens satisfies a
dynamic range of applications with extreme precision and unparalleled
versatility. From saltwater to spring creeks, the Leland Oakley All
Day Lens delivers striking visual acuity and fatigue-free comfort
in a sport where reading the water, judging depth, and
differentiating between structures is key. The Leland Oakleys in
All Day enhance contrast without distortion to ensure that you can
see the catch the way it's meant to be seen.
The second lens, the Low
offers superb clarity in limited light conditions. Aptly named, this
lens thrives in sight-fishing environments where reading the
subtleties of the subsurface action is critical, helping you land
fish and dial in on the catch no matter how diminished the light.
The Leland Oakleys in Low Light are a must-have for the trout angler
who fishes premier conditions no matter the time of day.
Both the All Day
and Low Light offer Oakley's striking clarity as well as the
protection of a shatteproof polycarbonate material. Glass lenses can
prove dangerous when fly fishing, shattering upon impact and causing
serious injury. The lenses of the Leland Oakleys won't shatter in the
event that they're struck by a bad cast, guaranteeing you protection
in the event of an accident. The Leland Oakleys are also
scratch-resistant, a hugely beneficial feature in a sport where
dropping your glasses into the water or dirt is not a question of if,
but a question of when.
The frames: The
unique design of the Leland Edition Oakleys lends itself to extreme
comfort and versatility. The Leland Oakleys fit virtually any face
and they're contoured design prevents peripheral UV penetration.
Constructed from Oakley's patented O Matter® frame material,
the Leland Edition Oakleys are also extraordinarily lightweight and
entirely stress resistant. They won't start to cause you discomfort
halfway through a day of fishing when the sun is bright and you need
them the most. Both shades of the
Leland Edition Oakley frames are available in black, tortoise, or
white, and feature Oakley's signature metal icons
Pro Review – Leland's Keith Westra
What's the word...
The Leland Edition Polarized Sunglasses by Oakley have been a favorite in the shop since we brought them down to Mexico for a saltwater trip to the Pesca Maya Lodge. We were sporting the All Day lenses and the conditions couldn't have been better for testing out a pair of fly fishing sunglasses: saltwater spray, heavy UV plus huge glare, and hours of time spent scanning for bonefish, permit and tarpon. These are the environments where a great pair of fly fishing sunglasses means the difference between landing a trophy or going home with nothing but a pair of sore eyes.
The Leland Edition Oakleys decimate glare and make the task of spotting a bonefish at forty yards almost intuitive, turning the flats into a crystal clear playground for world-class fly fishing. The Leland Oakleys provided the extra edge to see through the surface glare and identify fish, and they also kept our eyes at ease after several consecutive days of fishing in the hot sun.
Fit & Finish...
The Leland Polarized Fly Fishing Sunglasses by Oakley are great for improving your fishing game, but we did more than just wear them on the water. We spent all day in these shades, from the flats to the beach, the bar to the lodge, the Leland Oakleys were basically plastered to our head.
Reliability and Durability...
All of us were impressed by the durability of the lenses during hard days of fishing. We definitely dropped a pair or two into the sand and, much to our relief, they were just fine. Nothing is more frustrating than scratching a brand new pair of shades, and the Leland Oakley Polarized Sunglasses came back from the trip without any battle scars (if only we could have been as lucky).
– The Leland Edition Polarized Sunglasses by Oakley are extremely comfortable and form-fitting, and the premier polarization was important in the UV saturated saltwater flats.
– The two lenses might seem limiting to some, but they're truly all you need. The Leland Oakleys keep things simple so you can focus on your fishing game.
– Save yourself the trouble of sifting through the countless options and underwhelming performance of . The Leland Edition Polarized Sunglasses by Oakley deliver the range of applications you need for bright days, dim mornings, and everything in between.