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Oakley Flight Deck vs Oakley Flight Deck XM

Oakley Flight Deck vs Flight Deck XM

Oakley Flight Deck vs Flight Deck XM

Fantastic field of vision, comfortable foams, a lens range that provides visibility in all conditions with cutting-edge Prizm technology – just a few of the reasons we love Oakley goggles. The Oakley Flight Deck is a best-seller at Freeze, and no wonder. Unrivalled clarity and unrestricted views of your surroundings – and who wouldn’t want that when they’re in the mountains? But what about those of us with smaller faces that get drowned out by larger goggles? Thankfully, Oakley recognise that size matters – cue the Flight Deck XM.

What’s the difference between the Oakley Flight Deck and the Flight Deck XM?

The XM packs the same punch as its big brother, in a slightly more compact frame to fit smaller faces and under smaller helmets. This model is ideally suited for the smaller-faced individual who’s after that ‘oversized’ vibe without dwarfing their face with frame.

Here’s our rundown of key differences between the Flight Deck vs Flight Deck XM:

Specification Oakley Flight Deck Oakley Flight Deck XM
Frame Height 10cm 9.5cm
Frame Width 17.5cm 17cm
Arc Length 23cm 22cm
Best Suited to Most men, women with larger faces Most women, men with smaller faces
OTG Compatible Yes Yes
Silicone Strap Yes Yes
Triple layer face foam Yes Yes
Frameless design Yes Yes
Fully weather sealed Yes Yes


Oakley Flight Deck and Flight Deck XM FAQs...

What does the XM in Flight Deck XM mean?

Extra Medium. We’re not sure why, but it does. Essentially, bigger than a medium but smaller than Oakley’s oversized large.

Can I buy replacement Flight Deck lenses?

Yes. We have a wide selection of Oakley Flight Deck Replacement Lenses available that provide visibility in any light conditions you might come across. Our Oakley Goggle Lens Guide will help you pick the ones for you.

Can I buy replacement Flight Deck XM lenses?

You know it. We stock loads of Flight Deck XM Replacement Lenses – use our Oakley Goggle Lens Guide  to find exactly what you need.

Are Oakley Flight Deck & Flight Deck XM lenses interchangeable?

Unfortunately not. Due to the different frame sizing you’ll need to buy either a Flight Deck or Flight Deck XM replacement lens – don’t worry, the model type will be clearly indicated.

Will Oakley Flight Deck goggles fit my face and with my helmet?

That depends on two things – the shape your face and the size of your head. We recommend using our size guides to find the right size of helmet for you, then let common sense prevail. If you’re buying a small helmet, it’s likely that the Flight Deck XM is going to fit better with the helmet’s edge. Likewise, with a large helmet, you’re more likely going to need the Flight Deck to fill the space without leaving goggle gap. If you're having trouble picking a ski or snowboard helmet, we've got a buying guide for that too.

Will Oakley Flight Deck goggles fit over my glasses?

They sure will. Both the Flight Deck and Flight Deck XM models from Oakley offer OTG (Over The Glass) fit. Obviously, it depends on the specs you’ve got. If you’re rocking bigger, Buddy Holly-inspired frames, go with the Flight Deck, as the XM will feel a little tight around anything bigger than your average glasses frame.

What’s in the Oakley Flight Deck Box?

When you purchase a pair of Oakley Flight Deck or Fight Deck XM Goggles you’ll get your chosen frame and lens combo, as well as a handy micro fibre bag to keep your them fresh. We recommend grabbing a bag or case to keep your Flight Deck or Flight Deck XM in good shape for years to come.