The manufacturer puts it simply: “If you can open a can of beer, you can change these lenses. If you open six cans of beer, you can still change these lenses.” Release the snap closure on Giro’s Manifest ($200) Pop Top frame, flip back the outriggers and slide out one lens in exchange for another. Perfect for fickle spring skiing. (Comes with two spherical lenses: gold and rose.)
With Oakley’s customizable Crowbar goggle, whatever inspires you inspires your eyewear. Pick from 10 frame styles, 16 lens colors and 10 strap patterns online and finish it off with custom etching on the bottom of the lens. May we suggest something simple? “Powder or bust.”
Gearing up young kids for a day outside is a battle. Keeping that gear in place can be impossible. Here’s some help: MFS’s Xtreme Sports children’s sunglasses ($20). The adjustable neoprene band keeps the UVA/UVB sunglasses comfortably on, and there are no frame arms for curious hands to twist and snap. Bonus: The head strap also acts as an around-the-neck keeper, assuring the sunglasses won’t be lost on the way home—which can’t be said about most kid accessories. Available in infant to 12-year-old sizes.
Zeal Optics- the leader in Polarized + Photochromic lens technology, introduces the SPPX Eclipse™ model for 2010. The Eclipse™ features “Glare” reducing polarized & auto tint UV adjusting photochromic lenses in Zeal’s exclusive low light to full light lens. The SPPX lens ensures that you will always have the right lens for the right condition. Gone are the days of having to worry about carrying extra lenses or extra goggles in your jacket to change with the conditions. One lens virtually does it all!
Wild graphics and athlete tie-ins are fun, but for technical performance, Dragon Alliance’s no-nonsense ROGUE goggles really deliver. These sleek black beauties come with a polarized, optically correct lens, adjustable hinges and triple layer face foam. They offer 100% UV protection for your eyes and micro fleece lining for your face (so you won’t be sporting goggle lines après).