The Revant Elite HC3 Lenses Are Optimized for Specific MTB Environments – A Review

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When I took my freshman physics course in college, my favorite block was optics. I could get really geeked out studying light wavelengths and how they could be bent, filtered, reflected, and refracted.  But once that block was complete and the test successfully passed, I did my usual brain dump to clear space for the …

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Review: Bolle Bounty Sunglasses

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The Bolle Bounty glasses look totally unassuming on the showroom floor. But when you get them out on the trail, the Bountys throw down no matter how formidable the challenge might be. Specs The Bolle Bountys are full-framed glasses with what appears to be pretty standard nylon arms. There’s no adjustment in either the arms or …

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Review: Endura Guppy Glasses

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Hydrophobic–that’s me!  Many years ago, when I chose to serve, there’s a reason I walked into the Air Force recruiter office and not the Navy recruiter.  Fact is, I don’t like any body of water deeper than I am tall.  Really, my name, German for “fish,” is a horrible misnomer.  I swim like an anchor …

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Review: Ryders Hijack Photochromic Sunglasses

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Ryders has a strong reputation in the biking community for well-designed optics that cater to a broad spectrum of athletes. These Hijack glasses are designed to accommodate just about anyone, whether you race ‘cross, pine for enduro, or wear Lycra in pursuit of a polka-dot jersey. Mountain bike riders know that light conditions are constantly fluctuating, which …

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Photo Blog: New Shades from Bolle, Ryders, Smith, Spy, and Tifosi at Interbike 2014

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Every time I think I know all of the eyewear manufacturers that are competing in the mountain bike market, I round another corner and spot yet another booth! This massive photo roundup doesn’t even begin to cover all of the different shades and companies in attendance at Interbike–much less the companies that didn’t deign to …

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Review: Oakley Radarlock Pitch Sunglasses

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If there’s any one brand name that’s synonymous with “quality sunglasses,” it’s Oakley. Despite their top-tier prices, the number of people that you’ll see at the mountain bike trailhead–or simply walking around downtown–wearing Oakleys on their face is impressive. The Oakley brand has penetrated deep into the heart of not only the mountain bike subculture, …

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