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Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Unboxing: Oakley Crosslink™



During last festive Christmas holiday, while people were busy hunting for their christmas presents for family and friends, I was busy hunting for a new pair of glasses.

My existing glasses frame broke after 4 years.

I started my hunt on the same day of my movie screening 'Here Comes The Boom' at One Utama, Damansara Utama. With an expectation in getting a new pair of frame, which would fit my old lenses, my eyes got attention on a pair of frame --- the Oakley Crosslink.

Did a quick 'google' on this glasses on my mobile.



Checked with the store attendant and tried if it would suit me. The rubber temple grip was good and comfortable, even suitable when you running.


The Oakley Crosslink comes in various colors with 2 different sets of temples. I was interested in getting either the matte black + blue or the matte white + maroon at size 53.


You may want to consider the below before purchasing:

  1. Price (pricing may be different at different stores)
  2. The colors set available in store
  3. The frame size (53 or 56)

The shops in One Utama offered me a decent price at RM850 - RM950 with new basic lense. However, most of the stores here doesn't have the color and size that I was looking for.

Finally, bought my new glasses at Sungei Wang, Bukit Bintang at a good cheaper price after seeking advice from my friends. Lucky for me, the color matte black + blue / grey temples at size 53 is available in one of the stores.

The purchase comes with Oakley soft case, hard case, frame with 2 sets of temples and a 1 year warranty. Note that the warranty doesn't apply to the rubber grip on it temple. Heard that you can change the rubber temple at RM60 a pair.

Comments
Love the frame design and color sets. However, you may want to avoid from wearing this glasses in a long sweaty activity. The rubber grip on its temple is not heavy duty like on the Oakley Radar. The rubber may tear and loose its fitting on the temple.

Item Recommendation: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

16 comments:

  1. do you happen to know is there somewhere any shop in malaysia that sells the hands only.. just need new colors.

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    1. been asking to a few shops, unfortunately they only sell the temples with it sets. I need to find a replacement for my blue temple set due to tear. Guess need to look into official Oakley store outside Malaysia.

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  2. Very great review, Oakley Crosslink really is among the best eyewear when it comes to versatility of usage as it can easily transform from an office essential to a must have sports equipment. Although looking for authentic online sellers should be done in a stringent manner http://www.fashioneyewear.co.uk/oakley-crosslink-ox8027-05-satin-black.html

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  3. Would you mind sharing how much you got your crosslink at SG wang and if which shop? Planning to get one for myself.

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    1. roughly around RM800++. however the total price depends on what type of lense you want. im just using basic lense.

      best if you walk around and compare in Sg Wang. do double check on the sizing too.

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  4. Here in sgp it cost s$740 with carl zesis transition lens
    What do u mean by sizes? I tried it & only know 2shapes of frame to choose frm
    DIdnt mention on e sizes

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  5. yes Danny, what I meant was size 53 and 55 (mm).

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  6. RM800++ wow...how much is the frame only?

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  7. ordered mine @sri gombak for a price frame rm580 & hoya transition lense rm580 (high index).. thanks for sharing..unfortunate, no temple alternative available there..

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  8. Rm580? Thats cheap. Care to share where exactly u got the frame?

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  9. everyone seems concern with finding the temple,is it easyly worn out and is there any chance we find the replacement? Tq

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    1. the temple rubber is not the heavy duty type like the Oakley Radar frame. Do check the real thing in shops. Did email Oakley Malaysia, but till today no reply.

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  10. Is it made in China?? because I have one .. it has the word "China" in the inner stem

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  11. Just to share,

    if you are looking for Oakley Crosslink Temple replacement, this website is selling.

    However, they have limited piece only. While stock lasts

    http://oakleyonesg.com/product/oakley-crosslink-temple-replacement/

    Good lucks

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  12. dear readers, replica ear socks can be bought online based in Penang, Malaysia. read on at http://xeon204.blogspot.com/2014/03/unboxing-oakley-crosslink-ear-sock.html

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  13. Is the wear and tear on the rubber because of use during exercise? I.e. if I just use it for daily use, will it last?

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