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The Different Looks of the Oakley Jupiter

By Kirsti Smouse

January 11, 2016

The Different Looks of the Oakley Jupiter

By Kirsti Smouse

January 11, 2016

A Guide to Determining Which Model You Own

Introduced in 2008 as the newest member of the Frogskins family, the Oakley Jupiter didn’t take long to become a fixture in its own right. Although only 8 years old, the Oakley Jupiter has since spawned 5 more iterations of itself.

All six models bear the Jupiter name, derived from the moniker of the tree frog mascot that accompanies the Frogskins, but each has its own unique characteristics. Since those can be subtle, it’s not unusual for the Jupiters to be mixed-up, which in turn causes mistakes in ordering the correct replacement lenses. Even though some frames appear to be identical, the difference in frame materials requires specific lenses for most models.

Have a look at the pictures and descriptions below to cross-check against the model you own.

Jupiter

A twist on the classic wayfarer style, the Oakley Jupiter has a very similar front profile as its parent, the Frogskin. Both feature the keyhole nose bridge and rounded orbitals that square off slightly in the outside corners and frame rounded lenses. But the Jupiters are shorter, making them a popular alternative for smaller faces.

In addition to the smaller size, the ear stems on the Oakley Jupiter set them apart from the Frogskins. They feature the square O icon, a metal band detail at the temple, and a triangular cut along the bottom of the ear stem. The hinges are plastic but pinned by a metal screw. Jupiter is embossed on the inside of the left ear stem and Oakley icons are carved into the ends.

The Jupiter was constructed with a nylon-infused plastic that Oakley calls O Matter and is fairly lightweight. As a relatively older model, the SKU format follows the 2 number dash 3 number sequence (e.g., 03-245). You can find replacement lenses for the Oakley Jupiter here.

Jupiter
Jupiter
Jupiter Hinge
Jupiter Hinge
Jupiter side

Jupiter LX

At a passing glance, the Oakley Jupiter and LX are virtually indistinguishable. They have the same profile, the same style ear stems, and similar specs. But the Jupiter LX is made of acetate, a much heavier plastic than the Jupiter’s O Matter. Although heavier frames can be a drawback, the acetate allows more room for stylistic creativity. Many styles of the Jupiter LX feature multi-color layers and graphic inlays. Beside the heft of the Jupiter LX, it’s easy to distinguish from the Jupiter by its heavy-duty 4 barrel hinges.

Rather than embossed into the ear stem in raised plastic, “Jupiter” is inscribed on the Jupiter LX in paint and can be worn off with use. The specs for the Jupiter LX are on the nose bridge — 57-15, which means they have an eye (lens diameter) of 57 mm and the bridge is 15 mm across. Although very close, lenses for the Jupiter and Jupiter LX are not interchangeable. You can find replacement lenses for the Oakley Jupiter LX here.

Jupiter LX
Jupiter LX
Jupiter LX Hinge
Jupiter LX Hinge
Jupiter side

Jupiter Squared

Next in the family line is the Jupiter Squared, introduced in 2011 and still in production today. As the name suggests, this style features more squared orbitals and lenses. Although not a true square, it is boxier than its predecessor. The notable keyhole bridge of the Jupiter and Jupiter LX was replaced with a standard horseshoe shape.

The silhouette of the ear stem introduced with the Jupiter continues with the Jupiter Squared, but the dip along the bend of the ear stem is sharper, creating a more aggressive point. In addition, a new geometric metal accent with rivets inspired by the handle of a switchblade knife replaced the diagonal metal band accent featured on the Jupiter. Textured Unobtanium ear socks cover the lower two-thirds of the ear stems.

As with the Jupiter, the Jupiter Squared is made up of O Matter and features a similar plastic hinge design with a screw acting as a pin. Oakley Jupiter Squared is embossed on the inner left ear stem within an indentation. Along the top lip above the indent is the printed SKU, which is formatted OO9135-##. The double O (the letter) 9135 is the base part of the SKU, and the last 2 numbers specify which colorway is associated with that frame. For example, OO9135-11 is the Valentino Rossi Signature Series Jupiter Squared. OO9135-20 is a Rootbeer Jupiter Squared frame with grey lenses.

You can find replacement lenses for Oakley Jupiter Squared here.

Jupiter Squared Front
Jupiter Squared
Jupiter Squared Hinge
Jupiter Squared Side

Jupiter Factory Lite

Riding the wave of Jupiter Squared success, Oakley released another take on the Squared in 2012 — the Jupiter Factory Lite. First released as a Sunglass Hut exclusive, it came in 4 colorways: Brown with Tungsten Iridium, Brushed Aluminum with Ice Blue, Dark Blue with Black Iridium, and Matte Black with Black Iridium. The SKU for the Factory Lite is OO4066-##.

The silhouette and specifications are almost identical to the Jupiter Squared, but the differences are apparent without much study. One of the standout characteristics of the Factory Lite is that it’s made of carbon fiber and aluminum, with small dashes of titanium and O Matter for good measure.

Its earstems are constructed of light-weight carbon fiber, and the design showcases the distinctive pattern of the material. Unobtainium inserts sit in the bottom one-third of the earstem, and the temple design is simple with just the square O icon and a slight gap between the front and earstem, giving a peek of the titanium twin shock hinge. “Jupiter Factory Lite” is printed on the inside right temple, next to the hinge.

The aluminum front retains the same look as the Jupiter Squared, but there are fine lines in the outer orbitals and screw insets for the purpose of lens installation. Due to aluminum’s conductive properties (becoming hot in warm environments and cool in cold temperatures), the inner nose piece is made up of O Matter so that the sunglasses can be comfortably worn in any environment.

Replacement lenses for the Jupiter Factory Lite can be found here. The lenses for the Factory Lite’s fit only this frame, they’re not interchangeable within other Jupiter frames.

Jupiter Factory Lite front
Jupiter Factory Lite stems
Jupiter Factory Lite outside hinge
Jupiter Factory Lite inside hinge
Jupiter Factory Lite side

Jupiter Carbon

Released in 2013, the Oakley Jupiter Carbon isn’t so much its own unique frame as a Mr. Potato Head of sorts. The Jupiter Carbon introduces no new features or innovative design, it’s simply a mash-up of the Jupiter Squared and the Jupiter Factory Lite. With the exception of the Ferrari Special Edition, the Jupiter Carbon even came in similar colorways as the Factory Lite — Matte Black, Polished Black, and Polished Rootbeer.

The carbon fiber ear stems with Unobtainium inlays and twin shock hinges from the Jupiter Factory Lite was carried over into the Jupiter Carbon, but the front was swapped out for O Matter — same material as the Jupiter Squared. In fact, with the exception of the hinges, the front of the Jupiter Squared and Jupiter Carbon are exactly the same, meaning that the lenses between the two are interchangeable.

“Jupiter Carbon” is printed on the right earstem and the SKU format is OO9220-##.

You can pick some up some replacement lenses for the Oakley Jupiter Carbon here.

Jupiter Factory Lite front
Jupiter Factory Lite stems
Jupiter Factory Lite outside hinge
Jupiter Factory Lite inside hinge
Jupiter Factory Lite top

Jupiter Squared LX

Like the Jupiter LX, the Jupiter Squared LX are made of acetate instead of O Matter and have metal barrel hinges. Other than that, the Jupiter Squared LX are essentially the exact same model as the Squared — same profile and temple design. However, the specs are not identical making the lenses for the Jupiter Squared LX specific only to that model and are not interchangeable with any other Jupiter models. The SKU format for the Jupiter Squared LX is OO2040-##.

Jupiter Squared LX front
Jupiter Squared LX angle
Jupiter Squared LX side
Jupiter Squared LX top
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