Monthly Archives: February 2012

Winter Surf Day

Our friends to the north in Canada have some amazing surf, if you can deal with the bone chilling waters.  Not sure of exact location of this video, but we are guessing gorgeous Vancouver Island British Columbia.   A cold winters day does not seem to be a problem for this guy crushing the winter surf in style!

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Julbo Photochromatic Goggle lenses

Julbo photochromatic goggle lenses are the best in the industry hands down.  Photochromatic means the lenses adjust tint to the changing light conditions, eliminating the need to change lenses in and out of your goggles.  Julbo makes two different types of photochromatic lenses, the first is the Julbo Camel Lens, which is photochromatic and polarized to cut the glare.  Here is Julbo athlete, and skiing LEGEND Mr Glen Plake himself talking about the Julbo Camel lens:

The second lens is the Julbo Zebra which is photochromatic, but not polarized. Again here is Glen Plake talking about the Julbo Zebra lens:

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2013 Snow Goggle Preview

2013 Snow Goggle preview from Action Sport Optics are a few of the favorite goggles we looked at first hand at our recent regional trade show. These are all new goggles coming down the pipes for the 2012-2013 season from some of the best brands in the business including Smith Optics, Dragon Alliance, Scott, Spy Optics, Ashbury, Arnette, and Filtrate.  Progression and innovation in technology is what every company strives for, while keeping in line with current trends, colors, graphics, and lens applications.
First up is Smith Optics, and the new Smith I/OX goggle, 2013 definitely had many companies upping the ante in the interchangeable lens, and med to large fit frames, and Smith has answered the call with the Smith I/OX.  Smith nailed the aesthetics of this frame with a futuristic, yet subtle looking frame.  The price of $175.00- $235.00 delivers high end features  that you would expect for the price, worth every penny.
Smith I/OX Goggles

Dragon APX Goggles for 2011-12 kind of set a new bar of innovation and aesthetics, and for 2012-2013 Dragon has introduced the Dragon APXs, which is a the same frame with all the same features but 20% smaller in volume.  Every Dragon APXs goggle comes with a custom hard case to protect your goodness. For 2013 the graphics, lens and color options come in a wide variety of subtle to loud colors and Dragons rainbow of colors with the Ionized lenses. From low light grey bird days, to blue bird days the APX Infinity lens options deliver performance and protection that covers the spectrum. Pictured here is the Dragon APXs Gigi Ruff with Blue Steel Ionized lens, HOT!
Dragon APXS
Scott USA has introduced a new frame for 2012-2013 called the Off-Grid.  This is a frame that is a larger fit with spherical lens with Scotts new Fit System Technology for a customized face and nose fit. Scott Pro, Tom Wallisch who won just about everything he entered this year has a signature Off -Grid pictured here, the graphics are inspired by Tom Wallisch’s hometown of Pittsburgh, PA and Wasatch range in Utah where Tom lives now.  The Scott Off-Grid is all Tom.
Scoot Tom Wallisch Off-Grid Goggle
Spy Optics has introduced a new mid-large frame called the Marshall, if you don’t like all the over sized frames out there the Marshall walks the line inbetween large and medium, not to big, not to small, just about right.  Spy is bringing to the Marshall a color and graphic story that hits the entire color spectrum, along with some collabs with Les Ettes perfume company for the ladies, Spy Pro Danny Larson, and a Bad Brains inspired graphic story.  The Marshall is coming with signature Spy features including a flexible frame, Scoop ventilation, 5.5 base arc, triple layer foam, UV protection,  helmet compatibility, and will retail for  $110-$120.  Picured here is Spy Pro Darrell Mathis in the Spy Marshall Goggle
Spy Marshall Goggles

Ashbury Eyewear has introduced a new spherical lensed goggle called The Bullet. The Ashbury Bullet retails for $120.00, and comes with a silver mirrored lens and a FREE bonus yellow low light lens included. In Ashbury style the colors and graphics are all clean and  nothing to flashy, a clean stylish look that will surely earn you bonus points!  The Ashbury Bullet is the answer to a goggle that has a wider field of vision, and interchangeable lens story with Ashbury Snap Fit Lens Technology, and UVA, UVC, and UVB protection.
Ashbury Bullett Goggles

Filtrate Eyewear is getting into the goggle world and have introduced the oversized Larm that will retail for $100.00.  The Filtrate Larm goggle comes with a spherical lens in red or silver and a matte black frame and is a Med- Large fit.  The lens is easily interchangeable with a quick snap in and out.
Filtrate Larm Goggles
Arnette has come out swinging again in the goggle world, going into its second year back in the market with a solid new introduction, the Arnette Skylight.  The Arnette Skylight opens up the field of vision with its NO-BS ( No Blind Spot ) technology and allows you  unobstructed visual clarity! Other features are UVA, UVC, and UVB protection, Toric lens, scratch resistence, triple layer face foam, med to large fit, and extra lens with select colors.  Pro Models are available in the Skylight from snowboarding legends and Arnette team riders Devun Walsh, and Zac Marben.
Arnette Skylight Goggles
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Anon Magna-Tech

Anon Magna-Tech available on the 2013 Anon M1 goggle raises the bar in goggle technology and ease of lens changing on the fly. We have just got back from the regional trade show looking at all the different new products from the different brands and felt like we need to do another post on this new technology for next season. Anon Maga-Tech is exclusive to Anon and hands down is the fastest interchangeable lens on the market for 2013.  We tried the M1 first hand, and it is dialed to perfection, it really is as easy as, pulling, switching, snapping, 1-2-3 done.  If you live in an area where it is constantly changing weather conditions the  Anon M1 Goggle will be a great goggle to combat those grey bird low light mornings and blue bird afternoons, with  a no hassle quick and easy lens swap.  Every M1 Goggle with Magna-Tech comes with a spare low light lens, and will retail from  $199.00 – $220.00 and be available at ASO in September 2012.

Anon Magna-Tech

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