Big headed brethren, rejoice! After years and years of asking for it, the Holbrook XL is FINALLY here.
Not to be confused with the Holbrook LX (the premium version of the Holbrook), the XL finally provides enough coverage for those with wider measurements. These glasses are new enough that the product description doesn't offer much, but I can tell you measurements are 59-18-137
I ordered the matte black, which like other plastic frame options from Oakley (including the Sliver XL, the only similar alternative before this release), is an absolute grease magnet. The decorative rivets and the signature O don't feel any different from the regular Holbrook, but I'm hoping that with the newest generation, they hold up to some more abuse. In my experience, Holbrooks are plenty durable with the exception of the decorative rivets--and even in cases where they don't break, a scratch or scuff doesn't go unnoticed in the corners, especially with contrasting color schemes.
My everyday pair of glasses prior to buying these were some Smith Lowdown XL's in matte black. While the Holbrook gets plenty of style points in my book, it continues to trail behind the Smiths in not having a cushion or grip by the bridge of the glasses. I don't have a prominent nose, so the Holbrooks have a tendency to slide down my face, especially during strenuous activity or exercise. The Smiths have a hydrophobic pad that help keep the glasses in place, while the Holbrook only has more plastic frame. The Holbrook XL doesn't wrap the face as tightly as the Smiths, which is a positive in my book. Rapid temperature changes don't result in fogging as much as they do with the Smith Lowdown XL's just because there is a bit more room to breathe. Fitment behind the temples and ears is great.
Be warned, while the lens description for my pair said Warm Gray, they definitely trend heavy on the rose-colored end, more-so than many of the Oakleys I've had in the past, though that could be perception because of the increased surface area of lens you're getting. Build quality is solid, with no flex in the hinges.
Big thanks to Oakley for recognizing the need for this line-- with such an iconic and classic look and feel, I'm really looking forward to seeing my collection of Holbrook XL's grow!
MARCA: Oakley TIPO DA ARMACAO: Aro Total MATERIAL DA ARMACAO: Termoplástico LARGURA DA PONTE (mm): 18 LARGURA DA LENTE(mm): 59 COMPRIMENTO DAS HASTES(mm): 137 CODIGO DE BARRAS: 888392336453 COR DA LENTE: Cinza COR DO ARO: Não Especificado POLARIZADA: NÃO PROTECAO UV: NÃO GARANTIA DO FORNECEDOR(MESES) 24 Produto ORIGINAL e acompanha NF-e.