RxSport Focus Week – Bolle

Founded in Oyonnax, France in 1888, Bolle were pioneers of moulding methods. This led to their first ski goggles being marketed in 1960, with the company now renowned as one of the world’s prominent manufacturers of protective headwear.

Since 1960 Bolle have imagined, designed, tested and produced goggles to help you get out there no matter what the conditions may be. A stylish, understated brand, Bolle have kept true to their European roots. Enviable build quality has been allied with intuitive tech features. Highlights of the Bolle range include their Modulator lenses, which pioneered photochromic lens technology for ski goggles, Equalizer ventilation which allows lenses to breathe and impressively wide fields of view. Worn by Olympic gold medalists from Anna Veith to Pierre Vaultier to Seth Wescott, you can’t argue with Bolle’s snow pedigree!


GOGGLES

BOLLE TSAR SKI GOGGLES – Prices start at £84.99
Because every face is unique, Bolle innovates by launching the first universal fit goggle. Thanks to the B-Flex technology integrated a flexible and memory shape material, the Tsar allows precise fitting for perfect adaptation and optimal protection.

“Because every face is unique, Bolle innovates by launching the first universal fit goggle. Thanks to the B-Flex technology integrated a flexible and memory shape material, the Tsar allows precise fitting for perfect adaptation and optimal protection. No more pressure, no more air gap, you can now enjoy the pleasure of riding with maximum comfort.” – Bolle

BOLLE EMPEROR SKI GOGGLES – Prices start at £74.99
The Emperor’s deep spherical lens offers you maximum peripheral vision so you get the best view of the slopes. A great looking goggle with anti-fog and anti-glare technology that will keep everything crystal clear so you can perform to your best whatever the weather.

“This racy number, with spherical screen for XXL vision, anti-fog and anti-glare-treated offers optimal field-of-vision. The Emperor model is available with Green Emerald screen, plus a new Bollé feature: amber color with a green mirror effect that improves contrast and reduces glare, losing nothing of its sharp appeal. Optimized visual comfort, come rain or cloud”. – Bolle

BOLLE DUCHESS SKI GOGGLES – Prices start at £74.99
Bolle’s Duchess ski goggles are a small to medium fit making them perfect for women, this is a goggle packed with technology to offer you ultimate performance whilst on the slopes.

“Who said the mountains were a mens playground? Equipped with a dual spherical screen and the Forestay clip system, Duchess ski goggles fit the female face perfectly for optimized vision and unparalleled comfort. This technology-packed accessory brings precision and protection in every situation.” – Bolle

 

View the full range of Bolle Goggles available at RxSport.


HELMETS

After several years Bolle helmets are making a welcome return to RxSport! We’re hyped for what Bolle are bringing to the table this year, including the all-new Instinct model with a revolutionary EPS lining for multi-directional impact protection and an adjustable BOA fit system. Also, for the first time, we are offering visor helmets which can be found integrated into the Backline. For fuss-free skiing this design covers all the bases! No matter your age or skill level you’ll be able to find a Bolle helmet to suit your needs, and if you’re already kitted out with a pair of Bolle goggles, there’s no better counterpart!

Bolle Instinct – Prices starting at £114.99

Instinct, the brand new helmet from Bolle this season. Fitted with the Boa closure system for a customised fit and adjustable ventilation to offer you maximum comfort. The Instinct is perfectly matched with the Bolle Emperor goggle for seamless helmet and goggle compatibility.

Bolle Juliet – Prices starting at £79.99

Here come the girls! Bolle’s Juliet is a ladies model that pairs perfectly with the Duchess and Scarlett goggles for maximum protection and performance on the slopes. With adjustable ventilation and the Click-To Fit system you can customise the helmet to suit your preferences.

Bolle Backline Visor – Prices starting at £179.99

The Backline Visor offers amazing peripheral views as well as protecting you from the elements. With quick interchangeability you’ll be able to fly down the slopes whatever the weather!

 

We also stock a huge range of Bolle Sunglasses, view the collection here.


Check out our social media for regular updates and head over to the YouTube channel for product reviews and latest releases!

 

RxSport Focus Week – Roxy

Priding themselves on being one of very few female-specific brands, rather than just re-sizing unisex models, Roxy is having something of a re-birth.

Unsurprisingly, their entry into the ski helmet arena has been a major success. Laid back Roxy design has been coupled with Italian build quality to ensure that Roxy helmets will keep you safe and get you noticed! As you would expect from Roxy, their ski helmets come equipped with cute or stylish designs to match every taste. Adjustable vents and removable ear-pads ensure Roxy helmets back up their good looks with enviable performance on the ski slope.


HELMETS

Roxy offer helmets in both lightweight In-Mold and tough ABS. The range is fitted with super soft sherpa fleece linings, and selected models come equipped with Fidlock® buckle systems to have helmet fitting easy, even when wearing gloves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roxy Power Powder Ski Helmets – Prices starting at £67.99

One of Roxy’s lightest helmets, the Power Powder is ideal for those looking for a feather light lid that feels as good as it looks. Quality isn’t compromised however, with the tough in mold construction keeping you protected.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Roxy Angie Ski Helmet – Prices starting at £84.99

Premium quality, protection and styling is the name of the game with the Angie. Inclusive of some classic Roxy styling, the Angie is perfect for those who want to look good and stay protected this winter.

Roxy Misty Girl Ski Helmets – Prices starting at £39.99

Designed for smaller heads and complete with flash colours and funky designs, the Misty Girl helmet is perfect for the little ones out on the slopes.

 

We also stock a huge range of Roxy Goggles, view the collection here.


Check out our social media for regular updates and head over to the YouTube channel for product reviews and latest releases!

 

RxSport Focus Week – Electric

Electric were founded in California at the turn of the century. By building upon what has stood the test of time, Electric re-engineers classics, making quality products made to enhance active lifestyles – offering Style, that performs.

Electric bring show-stopping style to the snow like no one else before them. The Electric range is finely tuned and focused.

Rather than flooding you with options, every shape and size provides the best optical experience in its class. Brand new for this season is the Masher, a deep spherical lens offering maximum views. This goggle offers over the glass capabilities through its over-sized spherical lens design, but its low profile design keeps it from getting bulky. More about that later…

Here’s a selection of our favourites from the Electric range:


GOGGLES

ELECTRIC EGV SKI GOGGLES – Prices start at £49.99
The EGV is a model for the traditionalist in style and the trailblazer in function. A tried and trusted cylindrical, full-frame shape belies the EGV’s lens technologies. A dual construction, polycarbonate lens is complemented by anti-fog and anti-scratch for impeccable fog-free clarity.

A traditional lens construction allows for a lightweight, low profile lens requiring no injection molding. Curved horizontally while remaining flat vertically, the thermo-formed cylindrical lens offers classic design elements with enhanced fit and comfort characteristics.

“A cylindrical goggle for any rider, the EGV is perfect for the park, powder, and everything else the mountain throws at you. It’s wide frame gives a classic retro look, while the modern fit gives you maximum peripheral vision.” – Electric

We also stock the Electric EGV.K. The EGV.K has been specifically designed for children. A thermo-formed cylindrical lens not only gives great peripheral views but also comes with an anti-fog coating and ventilation to ensure the kids can go hard without giving way to fog!

 

ELECTRIC MASHER S SKI GOGGLES – Prices start at £99.99
New to our range this season, Electric’s Masher really does have it all! The deep spherical lens offers amazing views and with state of the art lens venting systems and anti-fog coating you’ll be sure to have crystal clear vision all day long.

Curved both horizontally and vertically, the mold injected spherical lens combines optimal peripheral visibility with the most optically correct lens shape available in the industry.

These mold-injected lenses seek to minimise distortion, and their dual layer construction works to reduce the risk of fog-causing condensation forming on the inner lens surface.

“The Masher was built for ultimate style, vision, and comfort. This goggle offers over the glass capabilities through its oversized spherical lens design, but its low profile design keeps it from getting bulky. The Mashers state of the art lens venting system and anti-fog lens treatment will keep you seeing clear all day long. With an interchangeable lens system, riders can easily lock in the free bonus green lens for low light powder days.” – Electric

 

ELECTRIC EGX SKI GOGGLES – Prices start at £124.99
The EGX is the first cylindrical goggle in the range to host Press Seal technology. Providing gimmick-free lens swapping for the simplest interchange in winter optics. The EGX taps in to trend with an oversized, frameless, cylindrical shape that evokes minimalist and futuristic ideas.

Electric’s patent pending press seal technology is like no other lens interface system on the market. It’s simple components make it lever and gimmick free for super fast lens changing.

The lens rim and frame channel design allow for a 360 degree seal, keeping out snow and ice. Built form the ground up by Electric, you won’t find a more robust goggle to meet your needs.

“Making a good thing even better, the EGX is the first cylindrical goggle with press seal technology. Using the same silhouette as the EGV, plus the press seal technology found in the EG3. The EGX is a true re-engineered classic, bringing the future of goggle tech to a classic frame.” – Electric

View the full range of Electric Goggles available at RxSport.


Check out our social media for regular updates and head over to the YouTube channel for product reviews and latest releases!

 

RxSport Focus Week – Atomic

This week we take a deeper look into a brand that has Skiing in its blood, producing high quality goggles and helmets for all classes of skiers, Atomic.

For more than 60 years Atomic have been supplying quality products to both pro and leisure skiers. The passion of their employees drives their success and inspires their designs resulting in consumer friendly products that go the extra mile.

Being one of the market leaders in ski hardware, Atomic are aiming to “make every skier a better skier”; supplying both professional ski athletes and leisure skiers with eyewear which can be worn straight out of the box thanks to a wealth of features designed to enhanced fit and comfort is a unique trait of Atomic. Spherical and cylindrical lenses of the highest quality, developed in conjunction with Zeiss, paired with photochromic and multi-layered mirror technologies and a system making lens switching quick and simple mean you will be fully prepared for whatever is thrown at you this winter. Wherever you want to ski, Atomic equipment can take you!

Atomic pride themselves on delivery world class tech to the masses. None more so than with their Revent range; featuring a variety of styles and understated features, they perform above and beyond the call of duty.


HELMETS

ATOMIC NOMAD LF SKI HELMET – Prices start at £89.99
Atomic are proud to call the Nomad LF their best-selling helmet model, and with good reason. This ABS-lined hardshell helmet provides great protection from hard bumps without proving to be a heavy drag. Fully certified for use on snow, you’ll be amazed by the comfort provided by the Nomad’s Live Fit technology!

ATOMIC AFFINITY LF WOMEN’S SKI HELMET – Prices start at £94.99
An Atomic bestseller, the Affinity LF is the perfect all-rounder for all-mountain female skiers. Its Live Fit system provides the perfect fit straight out of the box thanks to memory foam technology. The fitting can be further tweaked when on the go thanks to an easily adjustable dial on the helmet rear.

ATOMIC REVENT+ AMID SKI HELMET – Prices start at £129.99
The Revent+ Amid is Atomic’s newest entry into top of the line protection. Featuring AMID impact protection system to dampen oblique impacts and keep you safe out on the slopes.

View the full range of Atomic Helmets available at RxSport.


GOGGLES

ATOMIC SAVOR M SKI GOGGLES – Prices start at £49.99
The Atomic Savor M was conceived with freeskiers in mind. A fashionable shape with a cylindrical, polycarbonate double lens offers an excellent fit thanks to articulating outriggers and a silicone lined strap. A great choice for pros and leisure skiers alike.

ATOMIC REVENT S SKI GOGGLES/ ATOMIC REVENT S SKI GOGGLES STEREO HD – Prices start at £89.99
Utilising all of Atomic’s world class tech and packing it into a smaller frame is the name of the game for the Revent S. A premium frame with cutting edge technology including Stereo HD lenses.

ATOMIC REVENT L SKI GOGGLES/ ATOMIC REVENT L SKI GOGGLES – STEREO HD – Prices start at £89.99
The Revent L is a premium frame for all-mountain skiers. Featuring technology at the cutting edge of science, Atomic have developed this goggle to perform in even the trickiest of winter conditions.

ATOMIC REVENT Q SKI GOGGLES – Prices start at £139.99
Atomic’s new premium goggles for all-mountain skiers, the Revent Q features Live Fit technology for a personalised fit that can’t be beaten for comfort, and the new Quick Click Lens system for easier lens changes. An extra low-light Stereo lens comes as standard to help you take full advantage of this technology.

View the full range of Atomic Goggles available at RxSport.


Check out our social media for regular updates and head over to the YouTube channel for product reviews and latest releases!

 

RxSport Focus Week – Anon

Winter has well and truly hit us by now. If you’ve got a ski trip coming up, take note!

Our focus this week is on Anon, a brand who’s goggles and helmets are well known across the winter sports community.

Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn back in 1977, and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since. Burton served a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a world-class sport by creating ground-breaking products, supporting the world’s best riders, and pushing more resorts to allow snowboarding.

Anon is Burton’s step into goggles and helmets and given the overall success of Burton Snowboards, Anon gear is some of the most innovative on the market.

By introducing new-age tech to their goggles, most notably their partnership with magnets and magnetic technology, and keeping up with helmet trends; Anon have made themselves pride of place among the very best in the industry.

Keeping up with the ever changing trends in snowsports is crucial and Anon have hit the heights this season! By working in collaboration with Zeiss, Anon have added HD lens technology to their goggle range.

Anon’s new Sonar Lens by ZEISS has been exclusively developed for snow sports. These lenses enhance contrast for the highest possible definition and terrain recognition in a variety of weather conditions.

Available in different colours and light absorption levels on leading models, Sonar is a fully functional yet stylish way to keep on top of the action whether your days are whiteout or bluebird.

Sonar lenses have been added to Anon’s premium line of goggles. The hugely popular Anon M3 goggle has been given the ZEISS face lift, making it one of the highest performing pairs of goggles of the season!

Also featuring the Sonar lenses are the flagship model, the M2, the women’s specific WM1, the stylish and rimless MIG and the brand-new Circuit.

ANON M2 MFI SKI GOGGLES – CRACKED BLACK / SONAR SILVER + SONAR INFRARED – £219.99

Brand new to the line-up this season is the Anon Circuit. A stylish goggle with the addition of ZEISS Sonar Lenses and MFI compatibility. Anon’s MFI technology is a revolution, a facemask that attaches to the underside of the goggle via magnets to allow it to be clipped on and off whenever the weather goes against you! Full perimeter venting around the spherical lens gives you great peripheral vision with fogging up limited thanks to the vents.

ANON CIRCUIT MFI SKI GOGGLES – BLUE STEEL / SONAR BLUE – £134.99

 

 

New helmets for 2017/18

Protection is key and Anon have some of the best selling helmets around. From the park style of the Blitz all the way up to the tech filled Nova and Prime MIPS models, Anon have a helmet for any rider.

This season sees the introduction of the Echo MIPS and Omega. These lightweight, In-Mold helmets are a more refined style than previous anon lids, making them a great and popular choice for skiers. A BOA 360 fit system as well as Fidlock buckles and MIPS on the Echo

ANON OMEGA SKI HELMET – APRES WHITE – £107.99

With signature styling and plenty of tech to keep you protected, Anon helmets live up to expectation!

With collaborations designed to match perfectly, goggle and helmet combos never looked better!

If you want to look the part on the slopes, check out the following colourways!

Men’s – Cracked Black

Goggles – ANON CIRCUIT MFI SKI GOGGLES – CRACKED BLACK / SONAR SILVER

Helmet – ANON ECHO SKI HELMET – CRACKED BLACK – £107.99

Women’s – Empress

Goggles -ANON TEMPEST MFI SKI GOGGLES – EMPRESS WHITE / GREEN SOLEX – £119.99

Helmet – ANON AERA SKI HELMET – EMPRESS TEAL – £71.99

Check out our social media for regular updates and head over to the YouTube channel for product reviews and latest releases!

 

RxSport Focus Week – Giro

It’s the first week of January and snow has been falling across Europe and North America, perfect conditions to head out on a last minute ski trip!

This week we take a deeper look into one of the most recognisable brands around, Giro.

30 years ago, Jim Gentes began something of a revolution in the world of snow sports and cycling. Aiming to be more than just a world with protection, Giro exists to enhance your connection to your ride; whether that be on the slopes, on the road or on the trails. Since then, trial and error has led to Giro being one of the most popular brands for both cyclists and skiers.

Giro began in 1985 by developing a helmet for triathletes, utilising science to give athletes an advantage in windy conditions. Helmets were the name of the game for Giro and in 1999, the Giro Nine Ski Helmet hit the shelves. It is testament to Giro that the Nine helmet is still one of the biggest sellers in the industry!

New season, means new tech from Giro. This winter sees something of an overhaul of their top end ski goggles and the introduction of some great value for money goggles! Introducing VIVID lenses to the world, VIVID is a patented lens technology – developed by Giro in partnership with Zeiss Optics. Designed to improve your visual experience out on the snow by boosting contrast in blue light.

Vivid lenses can be found at the top end of Giro’s goggle range. Once again, the Contact is leading the line on Giro’s goggles. Thanks to the revolutionary Snapshot technology that makes lens changing a breeze, the Contact is highly thought of in Giro’s range. VIVID lenses are featured the brand new Axis and Ella goggles, Giro have plugged the gap in their line that was crying out for a Cylindrical goggle with quick change, HD lenses. The Axis and Ella are serious contenders for goggle of the season and thanks to the VIVID lenses, the performance matches the looks.

Featuring the aforementioned VIVID lenses, a magnetic lens changing system, triple layer face foam with a micro-fleece liner for extra comfort and Giro’s Expansion View Technology, the Axis and Ella are premium perfection! The Ella being a women’s specific fit with some special colourways.

GIRO ELLA SKI GOGGLES – WHITE SILVER SHIMMER / VIVID ONYX + VIVID INFRARED – £159.99

Also featured in this season’s range are the brand-new Moxie and Roam goggles. With a price of less than £50 and including a bonus lens for low light conditions, the Moxie and Roam are brilliant options for a beginner or someone who wants quality without breaking the bank.

GIRO ROAM SKI GOGGLES – BLUE HORIZON / GREY COBALT + YELLOW – £49.99

One of the most impressive pieces of tech in Giro goggles in EXV (Expansion View) technology. EXV technology creates increased peripheral vision and boasts an expanded field of view while keeping the goggle frame compact and wearable. It’s a technology that’s been around for a number of years now, find out more in Giro’s video!

This season, EXV technology is available at RxSport on all adult Giro goggles! Find out more by checking out the website – Giro Ski Goggles

New helmets for 2017/18

It’s helmets and protection that Giro have excelled in for a number of years and perhaps what they are best known for.

This season, there’s a few new lids in the range and we are now stocking visor helmets, perfect for those needing to wear their glasses or for those who don’t like the hassle of finding a goggle and helmet combo!

GIRO ESSENCE MIPS SKI HELMET – MATTE WHITE – £179.99

Integrated visors are featured on the Vue MIPS and the women’s specific Essence MIPS. Featuring MIPS technology as standard, In-Mold construction and Giro’s In Form fit system, it ticks all the boxes for a premium visor helmet.

Get the low down on the science of MIPS and how it protects you head!

Giro’s collection of helmets stretches from junior helmets, like the Crue MIPS at £67.99, all the way up to the Range MIPS and Stellar MIPS at £224.99, meaning there is a helmet to suit everyone! This season sees the new addition of the Ratio MIPS; a hardshell helmet priced at £79.99.

GIRO RATIO MIPS SKI HELMET – MATTE BLACK – £79.99

The hardshell construction of the Ratio MIPS gives it incredible impact protection thanks to the outer shell which is attached to an inner EPS foam protective liner. The Ratio boasts a number of other pieces of tech for the price, including Giro’s In Form fit dial adjustment system for great comfort and versatility. Not to mention the inclusion of MIPS which is something of a rarity for adult helmets at this price point!

RxSport have exciting plans for 2018! We will soon be stocking Giro bike helmets!

Focusing towards the premium line of helmets, we are bringing in a range of Giro road and mountain bike lids for those of you who need your noggin protected when the snow melts and the bike comes out of the garage!

Keep your eyes peeled across the website and our social media channels for the big launch!

Check out our social media for regular updates and head over to the YouTube channel for product reviews and latest releases!

 

Break the winter blues!

It’s December and in the draw up to Christmas, everyone seems to let their guard and fitness down just that little bit!

Former GB Olympic Triathlon coach and TriLiving founder, Richard Hobson, has some helpful tips on how to get you through to the new year in fine fettle!

 

“Both as a Coach and athlete I find this time of the year and particularly December a challenge when it comes to training, planning training, keeping the motivation and at the same time enjoying the festive season the way it should be enjoyed.

There are many reasons December is a tough one:

  • Its cold and Dark
  • Everyone seems to get sick
  • The season is over and the next one seems a long way off
  • Routines get disrupted because of work / social events
  • But I think the biggest killer is that Athletes have had some down time and are now trying to get back into training so everything feels hard and slow!

It all sounds a bit doom and gloom which is a shame as really this is suppose to be “the season to be jolly”!

But don’t worry! Help is at hand. Here are my top tips to turning what is often a negative time into something positive.

  • Use it as a time for planning!
    1. Set your 2018 goals and race calendar
    2. Plan the best way to achieve these goals
      1. Nothing better to boost your motivation then to have some big goals on the horizon
    3. Plan your winter training camp (if you can).
      1. For me, just knowing that I am going to Lanzarote for some weeks at the worst time of the winter makes a massive difference. It makes the winter seem short, it gives light at the end of the tunnel, its only 8 weeks until I can get some sun and some great training instead of 4 months!
  • A good chance to work on and address some technical areas of weakness especially in the swim.
  • Forget about technology and just train how you feel
    1. Nothing worse than having loads of input telling you how unfit and slowly you are going! So forget heart rate, pace, power, and everything else and just go to how you feel.
      1. Think of it like this – If you are fit in December and winning all your training sessions then you will not be fit when you actually need to be! So, unless the Christmas turkey 10km is your key race be happy to be unfit.

  • Take yourself out your comfort zone!
    1. In the off season I like to ride cycle cross races, they are tough, exciting and great for bike skills but also I am rubbish at them so I have to real expectations and no pressure to perform but my improvement from race to race is significant just because its still all new.
  • Be consistent but flexible and relaxed
    1. So consistent means try to keep the training ticking over and not days without doing anything
    2. Flexible to move things around to cater for changes in plans, the weather, how you feel, unexpected work or social etc
    3. Relaxed that If you miss a session then just forget it and move on. The odd missed session in December will have no effect on your key race latter in the year. Also it is ok to stop for coffee and cake – I actually schedule this into athletes training!

Your aim for December should be to enjoy it. Then you will hit January fresh both mentally and physically but fit enough to really start to knuckle down to some good training.”

Triathlon has been part of Richard’s life for over 30 years and his passion for the sport has taken him all over the world.

As an athlete, Richard won 5 national titles and a World Championships team gold and has endured the grueling Kona triathlon on more than one occasion! Turning his passion for the sport into a career, Richard coached at Bath University and then went on to be GB Triathlon coach at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Since then, Richard and his family, who are all keen athletes, reside in France to run training camps and welcome families on holidays.

After a helpful tip-off from one of his customers, Richard came to us with various eyewear related questions! Since then, we have hit it off big time and look forward to supporting Richard and TriLiving well into 2018! Everyone knows you’ve got to look good as an athlete, so sunglasses and triathlon go hand in hand, it’s a match made in heaven!

Want to know more or fancy some Triathlon coaching? Check out their website – http://www.triliving.co.uk/

RxSport Focus Week – Smith

Winter is in full swing and we feel it here at RxSport!

Our focus this week is on one of the biggest hitters in the snow sports world, Smith Optics.

Born in Sun Valley, Idaho in 1965, by an Orthodontist of all people; Smith is now world renowned and an industry leader in the market. Smith started out by developing the world’s first sealed thermal lens and breathable goggles to allow riders to stay out on the slopes longer.

Ever since the introduction of this pioneering goggle, Smith have been at the forefront of technology advancements by establishing a multitude of new tech to benefit snow sports enthusiasts; from the world’s first interchangeable lens system to the launch of two new ventilation systems for seamless goggle/helmet integration to current times where ChromaPop lenses lead the line in lens technology.

This passion for snow sports and desire to develop and produce the best products around have lead Smith to where they are today. It is testament to those involved with Smith, who are snow mad themselves, that their products are now among the most popular on the slopes.

This season sees Smith pushing the boundaries to offer riders an even more enhanced experience. From the revolutionary, tech filled Quantum helmet to the ultra-stylish Squad XL goggle; Smith can continue their dominance across the globe with these brand-new products. Perhaps Smith’s greatest advance in the goggle world is their introduction of 8 brand new ChromaPop lens tints.

Through Smith’s proprietary ChromaPop™ lens technology, you can see detail and colour beyond normal capabilities. ChromaPop™ filters light at two specific wavelengths. By doing this the lens delivers greater definition, more natural colour, and unmatched clarity to allow you to see more detail.

Smith’s interchangeable series has stayed the same for a couple of years now; headlined by the impressive I/O7 and backed up by the ever popular I/O goggle which has been slightly adjusted to offer a 1% increase in peripheral vision. The addition of a number of new ChromaPop lenses into this range has made them true mega stars for top of the range goggles.

Brand new this season and hitting the ground running is one of the most stylish goggles around; the Squad XL. With a triple layer, moisture wicking face foam, Fog-X Anti-Fog lenses, Tapered Lens Technology and most importantly, 2 ChromaPop lenses as standard, the Squad XL is a goggle well and truly suited to the new age of rider.

SMITH OPTICS SQUAD XL SKI GOGGLES – NAVY CAMO SPLIT / CHROMAPOP SUN GREEN MIRROR + CHROMAPOP STORM ROSE FLASH – £109.99

Smith Turbo Fan Goggles

Tired of fighting against fogging up? Smith have the tech for you! Turbo Fan goggles are revolutionary and one-of-a-kind!

Derived from Smith’s military background and their tactical department, Turbo Fan goggles feature a near silent two speed fan which exhausts warm air out from inside the lens, keeping it clear and fog free for your days out on the mountains.

With enough battery life and a small battery pack attached to the goggles, this revolutionary technology keeps you focused on shredding, whatever the weather throws at you.

Turbo Fan technology is featured on 3 goggles here at RxSport;

SMITH OPTICS PHENOM TURBO FAN SKI GOGGLES – BLACK / CHROMAPOP EVERYDAY RED MIRROR – £164.99

New helmets for 2017/18.

The Vantage has been Smith’s premier ski helmet for a number of years now but this season sees a brand new lid take the limelight.

The Smith Quantum is helmet royalty and features a plethora of high-quality tech to keep you protected out on the slopes.

Featuring a Hybrid shell with an exoskeleton design to boost protection levels around the most vulnerable parts of your head, the Quantum ticks all the boxes for protection. With the addition of Koroyd; designed for extra protection and ventilation whilst keeping it ultra-lightweight and of course MIPS.

Smith have introduced the Fidlock buckle and the BOA 360 fit system onto this lid to allow for ultimate comfort and adjustability whilst the dual-regulator ventilation allows for a customised feel when you’re out shredding.

The new Quantum is protection with maximum horsepower. Using Aerocore™ construction featuring Koroyd® and Smith’s innovative Exoskeleton design to provide increased protection in side-impact zones, this is the helmet for athletes pushing the limits on the mountain.” – Smith

 

SMITH QUANTUM MIPS SKI HELMET – MATTE BLACK CHARCOAL – £249.99

As well as the Quantum, Smith have improved their range on In-Mold helmets. Introducing the Code.

With an ultra low profile design; the Code MIPS is the go-to choice for Smith’s ever growing list of pro athletes down to us who just want to look smart and stay protected out on the mountain.

Brand new for 2017, the Code has taken helmets to a new level. Its minimalist design is a firm favourite with park riders yet the low-profile style is ideal for those who find other helmets a bit too large. The Code is fitted with Koroyd to improve protection around the ventilation channels and also a Fidlock buckle and BOA 360 fit system for ultimate comfort. The inner liner is removable on the Code to give you that park style to be worn with a beanie or a balaclava. MIPS is available as standard on all colours of the Code. If you’re looking for a new lid for 2017/18 then look no further, the Code has partnered next level protection with ultimate styling for arguably the best value for money helmet on the shelves.

“The new Code combines a minimalistic aesthetic with Aerocore™ construction featuring Koroyd® for the new front edge of skate-style protection. The low profile shell design is better protection combined with Smith-pioneered AirEvac technology for superior goggle integration.” – Smith

For a limited time only, we are giving away a free Smith snow eraser with every purchase of Smith goggles and helmets. Perfect for those powder days. Chamois leather on one side and sponge on the other makes this handy little tool the ideal companion when out on the slopes playing in the pow!

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Prescription Ski Goggles

Winter is well and truly on and ski holidays are just around the corner!

RxSport are here to get you clued up on how a good pair of prescription ski goggles can help you enjoy yourself out on the slopes this season!

Around this time of the year, hundreds of you begin your quest to find the perfect pair of goggles and wonder how your prescription can be incorporated.

There are 2 ways in which prescription can be included in your goggles; Prescription Inserts or OTG.

Prescription Inserts

Thousands of these beauties make their way through the RxSport machine over the winter months and this is the most popular way of transforming your goggles into prescription goggles.

Prescription inserts come in a few shapes and sizes but our most popular is the Salice Universal Insert. The insert is glazed with your prescription, as you would expect from a normal pair of glasses and clips in to the inside of the frame to give you perfect optical correction; whether that being for picking out undulations in the snow, finding your way around by reading the piste map or checking out the wine list at your lunch time stop!

The best thing about the prescription insert is its versatility; it can be inserted and removed in a matter of seconds yet still allows you to have a pair of goggles that can be worn over your glasses or with contact lenses. Also, you can change your outer goggle lens whenever you want!

Prices for the insert on its own start at £59.99 which includes your prescription and a basic lens.

SALICE UNIVERSAL SKI GOGGLE PRESCRIPTION INSERT – Price From £59.99

Fancy upgrading? RxSport offer the choice of a wide range of lenses to fit into the insert, perfect for those with slightly higher prescriptions or people among us who are slightly more heavy handed and need some added protection!

Tough lenses present you with the best value for money and are far and away the most popular choice among our customers. The lightweight polycarbonate lenses include an Anti-Reflection coating to offer clearer and crisper vision. Fogging up a problem? We offer an Anti-Fog option with the insert which includes an Optifog UV coating during production to help keep you fog free out on the slopes!

Thin lenses are the highest index lens we offer. Perfect for prescriptions over +/- 4.00. Thin lenses include a premium AR coating and is 30% thinner and lighter than the basic lens. A great choice if you’re looking for something ultra-lightweight!

Bi-Focal lenses are also offered in the Tough lens material to give you that extra help to read a piste map! A small bi-focal patch is included in the lens with your reading prescription; after all, you don’t want to get lost!

The Salice Universal Insert fits a huge range of goggles and these are some of our favourites!

OAKLEY FLIGHT DECK PRESCRIPTION GOGGLES – FACTORY PILOT WHITEOUT / PRIZM SAPPHIRE IRIDIUM – Price From £199.99

ATOMIC REVENT L PRESCRIPTION SKI GOGGLES – RED / SILVER STEREO HD – Price From £179.99

SALOMON AKSIUM PRESCRIPTION SKI GOGGLES – BLACK / UNIVERSAL TONIC ORANGE – Price From £85.99

Some brands offer their own model of prescription insert, but it does exactly the same job as the rest! Be sure to check out Bolle and adidas goggles with their specific insert!

BOLLE TSAR PRESCRIPTION SKI GOGGLES – MATTE SMOKE & GREEN / MODULATOR 2.0 GREEN EMERALD PHOTOCHROMIC – Price From £175.99

ADIDAS AD80 BACKLAND PRESCRIPTION SKI GOGGLES – GRANITE / LST ACTIVE SILVER – Price From £119.99

Worried about people seeing the insert behind the goggle lens? Most lenses these days feature strong mirrors, so the inserts are shielded.

Check out this pic of Fil testing out the Salice Insert in his Oakley Airbrakes with a Prizm Jade Iridium lens!

OTG Goggles

OTG stands for Over The Glasses and does what it says on the tin. The goggles are specifically designed to fit with prescription glasses and not put pressure on your temples; something that can cause real discomfort during a day’s skiing!

To do this, part of the frame is cut out on the side to allow for the ultra-flexible foam to flex with your glasses. On some models, even the foam is cut away too!

Instead of the temples putting pressure on the side of your head, the foam adjusts to keep the glasses comfortable and your vision on point!

On some frames, the foam is cut away giving you an even greater release of pressure and more room for your glasses to move and keep you comfortable.

OTG compatibility is an extra bit of tech added to certain frames to make them even more versatile! Check out some of our picks for the new season!

ANON CIRCUIT SKI GOGGLES – BLUE / SONAR BLUE – £109.99

RxSport Top Tip – All Anon goggles are OTG compatible!

DRAGON D1 OTG SKI GOGGLES – SPLIT / LUMALENS GREEN ION + LUMALENS AMBER – £69.99

SMITH OPTICS PROPHECY OTG SKI GOGGLES – BLACK / CHROMAPOP EVERYDAY RED MIRROR – £104.99

For us here at RxSport, it is all about prescription inserts! We get asked about directly glazed goggles, but although the technology is being developed as we speak, it’s just not there yet. We would love them too, but we would also love a hover board! Be sure to know that as soon as it is, RxSport will be straight on it!

 

RxSport Focus Week – POC

Another week into winter, another RxSport focus week.

This week, we take a look at POC, one of the most recognisable brands out on the slopes and one that is revolutionising the game.

POC is a Swedish company with a strong mission to do the best they can to possibly save lives and to reduce the consequences of accidents for gravity sports athletes. POC represents technological and protective excellence in an understated though nonetheless stylish package.

Featuring one of the most recognisable logos around and tech to back up its reputation, POC once again pushes the boundaries in protection and quality. With the introduction of brand new Clarity lenses, developed in conjunction with Zeiss and POC SPIN helmet technology, POC are a force to be reckoned with this winter.

POC have often been synonymous with protection but this year Goggles offer some of their greatest advances in technology.

Featuring a brand new flagship model, the ORB Clarity and all the old favourites making a comeback; POC has a goggle for all occasions, including one for your groms!

The ORB Clarity is the latest in a long line of ultra-stylish goggles from POC and this season it has been boosted with even better optics; POC Clarity, developed through a long-standing collaboration with Zeiss.

POC Clarity lenses

POC Clarity introduces a new highpoint in optical performance, thanks to unique lenses made in collaboration with industry leaders ZEISS. POC Clarity lenses have been developed for all day, all mountain use. Highly advanced tints are designed to enhance vision by significantly improving contrast and light in differing weather conditions. By maximising vision, performance and the ability to react to hazards are boosted.

POC Clarity lenses are frequency-tuned in to the needs of skiers and snowboarders who need all-day precision and performance. Lenses for sunny and partly sunny weather are enhanced with specific mirror coatings.

By combining POC Clarity lenses with Spektris mirror coatings, base tint and mirror can work in sync to enhance colour and contrast while protecting the eyes from fatigue and glare.

POC Clarity lenses are available on the Fovea Clarity and the Orb Clarity.

New goggles for 2017/18.

New gear is always the most exciting part of the winter and we can’t wait to share it all with you!

Obviously, Clarity lenses have taken the headlines this season but POC’s big release is of the Orb Clarity. A brand-new design and it’s one of the best looking goggles around this season!

Orb Clarity introduces a new level of optical performance thanks to unique lenses produced in collaboration with industry leaders, Carl Zeiss. Integrated with the grilamid Orb frame, which has a maximized field of view and a simple and quick lens changing system, the result is unparalleled vision and performance whatever the weather.” – POC

POC Orb Clarity – Basketane Blue / Clarity Spektris Orange

New helmets and helmet tech for 2017/18.

As well as goggle tech, POC have once again revolutionised the helmet and protection scene. Protection is where POC made its name and is a big part of the Swedish company’s heritage.

POC Lab

POC Lab was created to be at the forefront of safety, innovation and development. It brings together experts from a range of disciplines and medicine to support and advise, in conjunction with X Games riders, Olympic cyclists and elite World Cup skiers to ensure that what POC develop is the most reliable and advanced protection on the market.

POC Lab allows collaborations with some of the world’s foremost sports medicine experts, brain scientists and specialists in spinal cord injuries.

This season, SPIN is the big release out of the POC Lab and it has come thanks to years of development.

POC SPIN has been developed to combat injuries as a result of oblique impacts, where brain injury occurs as a result of rotational forces. Yes, you may have heard of tech like this already existing in MIPS but SPIN is different as it is built into the helmet padding and adding a function into the comfort components of the helmet, there are no extra parts or additions into the helmet.

Thanks to its development in the POC Lab, it is hoped that the reduction in injury due to rotational and linear forces will go a long way to save lives and improve protection to athletes who need it the most.

SPIN can be found in two brand new helmets for this season; leading the line this season is the Auric Cut Backcountry SPIN and its little brother the POCito Auric Cut SPIN, perfect for your little groms out on the slopes!

POC Auric Cut Backcountry SPIN – Bohrium Red

“A size adjustment system offers a superb and flexible fit and the adjustable vents on the front and top of the helmet provide adjustable ventilation, for mixed weather conditions or when accessing the backcountry. The Auric Cut Backcountry SPIN is versatile, very safe and durable, equally at home carving up the piste or facing diverse challenges in the backcountry.” – POC

It isn’t only SPIN that POC have included in this lid, the Auric Cut Backcountry SPIN features Recco avalanche recognition sensors for that extra level of protection and assurance when you’re out exploring the mountains.

POC POCito Auric Cut SPIN – Fluorescent Orange

“The Auric Cut POCito SPIN offers serious safety for kids on the mountain. Featuring POC’s patent pending rotational impact protection system, SPIN, the internal shearing pads will reduce the effects of an oblique fall by reducing the amount of force transmitted to the head and brain.” – POC

Premium protection for your little ones. The POCito Auric Cut Spin is the go-to lid for those who want to keep their groms as safe as possible. Again, POC have gone the extra mile with this lid by including even more safety tech. This helmet includes an integrated LED panel across the back of the helmet, so you can spot your kids across the slopes!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

POC have kindly sent us some beanies to giveaway with every POC helmet and goggle purchase. For a limited time only, order a POC helmet or goggle and receive a free beanie! Offer is while stocks last, so treat yourself early doors!

 

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