Movistar Jersey Giveaway

As you may have seen on our Social Media over the past week or so, we have teamed up with adidas Sports Eyewear to giveaway a 2017 Movistar cycling jersey, signed by the Tour de France team!

Giro dÕItalia 2016 – 99a Edizione – 6a tappa Ponte – Roccaraso 157 km – 12/05/2016 – Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) – foto Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2016

Now, adidas are good to us and they offer us plenty of prizes over the year and this is no different!

To be in with a chance of winning this prize, all you have to do is send us your best cycling selfie and use our hashtag! – #RxSportAdventures

The competition is running until the end of September, so make the most of the late summer/early autumn weather and get out on some rides!

Who’s in the team and who signed the jersey?

Nairo Quintana – Front man and GC legend!

Nairo hasn’t had the greatest season on the world tours, finishing a lowly 12th place, over 15 minutes behind eventual winner Chris Froome. Finishing within 20 minutes of a rider over nearly 90 hours of riding isn’t bad at all, but Nairo was tipped as one of the pre-race favourites so it didn’t quite live up to the hype on this occasion!

Giro d’Italia 2017 – 100th Edition – 16th stage Rovetta – Bormio 222 km – 23/05/2017 – Nairo Quintana (COL – Movistar) – photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2017

Having won both the Giro d’Italia and La Vuelta in recent years, maybe we can forgive the man from Colombia this season but having signed with Movistar until at least 2019, he will be a one to watch in the coming years!

Alejandro Valverde – Top 5 ranked rider in the world

Valverde is currently ranked 4th in the world in the recent UCI world rankings, clearly making him a big hitter in the road cycling world! His win on the 2009 Vuelta a Espana got the home crowd rocking and stamped his authority in the cycling world. Valverde has since followed that with consistent top 10 finishes in world tour races but the illusive second victory hasn’t yet come his way.

Andrey Amador – Movistar stalwart!

Amador has been part of the team since 2011 and has racked up a number of points since then. Being one of the key cogs in Quintana’s GC victories, Amador doesn’t always get the plaudits for putting in the hard miles. However, he is widely regarded back in his home nation of Costa Rica, being the first man of that nationality to lead a Grand Tour when he took the Pink Jersey in the 2016 Giro d’Italia.

Known mainly for his Time Trialling, Amador would be one to look out in the upcoming Time Trial World Championships for after 2 top 10 finishes in the last two World Championships but unfortunately, he is out, suffering a nasty injury in a crash during training.

Get out on your bike this weekend, get the camera ready and get on social media for your chance to win the signed jersey!

Don’t forget to tag us in your pics and use our hashtag! #RxSportAdventures

 

 

 

Tour of Britain Summary

The fabulous British weather has, this week, played host to some of the world’s best riders.

With things hotting up in anticipation of Sunday’s finish in Cardiff, let’s take a look back at what has happened this week.

Cycling enthusiasts have had their dream week, with La Vuelta and the Tour of Britain in full swing and being shown on TV, it’s been great!

Unfortunately, the course didn’t come past RxSport HQ but we’ve been keeping a keen eye on proceedings this week. With Cavendish making his comeback, Sky fielding a strong team and some of the big hitters in the cycling world making an appearance; it has proved to be a popular event!

Cycling fans and proud Brits alike have lined the streets from Newark to the sunny seaside towns of Eastern Scotland and they have been rewarded with some less than convincing weather and some world class cycling. Home favourites (sometimes) Team Sky have been consistently up in the top 5 of each stage but Cavendish hasn’t been his imperious self, which some have missed out on!

Today (8/9/17) sees the tour enter Cambridgeshire and the bustling town of Newmarket before heading 187km through Ipswich to Aldeburgh. A fair old trek!

So, who’s been hot on the bike this week?

Stage 1 

Stage 1 started in Edinburgh and took the riders 190kms to picturesque Kelso.

The first stage of this year’s tour was won by the young Aussie, Caleb Ewan. Home favourite Cavendish finished a lowly 109th after his accident on Le Tour that he is still on the mend from.

Ewan found himself in a group sprint for the line in Kelso and with a great lead out coming into the finish, he pipped Boasson-Hagen & Viviani to the line in a photo finish. It was a tough sprint on the cobbles of Kelso but Ewan held his nerve and held his balance to win the race and take the Green Jersey.

Stage 2

Stage 2 was the longest and perhaps one of the most beautiful stages on this year’s tour. Taking in the breath-taking sights of the Northumberland countryside and through Alnwick and Morpeth on a 211km hilly slog.

From its beginning in the Kielder Water & Forest Park to its climax in Blyth, this stage was full of drama. Most notably the sprint finish that was stage 1 runner up Boasson Hagen appearing to take the win. However, it was adjudged that the Norwegian rider had cut in front of Sky’s Viviani so he was relegated for deviating from his line in the sprint. This gave the win and subsequently; the Green jersey, to Viviani.

Stage 3

For the first time, Lincolnshire hosted an entire stage of the tour. Stage 3 saw the riders zig-zag their way around the North-East, along the banks of the Humber and into Scunthorpe.

Stage 3 finished in much the same way as stage 1. With Caleb Ewan taking back the Green Jersey after a group sprint and winning just ahead of his Norwegian rival, Boasson Hagen. Even a classic British September’s day couldn’t deter the hardy fans who braved torrential rain to watch some of the pre-race favourites lead from the front. Team Sky and Team Dimension Data lead the peloton for much of the race and put their sprinters in prime positions, positions that they, ultimately, couldn’t convert into a stage win.

Stage 4

It was the East Midland’s time to host the tour with Nottinghamshire countryside and Sherwood Forest being key points along the route.

Stage 4, yet again, finished with two riders in close contention. As per the Stage 1, they could only be separated by a photo-finish with Viviani just missing out on a second stage win. Viviani, who was chasing a 6 second gap in the GC standings, was just beaten by Quick-Step Floors rider Gaviria. The Peloton looked to have lost the breakaway group and after some controversial pavement riding from Lowsley-Williams & Lewis saw them disqualified and a few riders hit the deck after an unfortunate encounter with a parked car, they caught the breakaway group to set up yet another sprint finish. Viviani’s tight second place was enough to regain the Green Jersey back from Ewan.

Stage 5

Stage 5 saw the riders partake in the Time Trial. The seaside town of Clacton played host to 16kms of fish & chip fuelled riding.

Yet more twists and turns occurred during the Time Trial. With a field of some of the most accomplished Time Trialists around, LottoNL-Jumbo’s Lars Boom set a blistering time to finish in the lead and in control of the GC standings. With some of the top riders faltering with the Clacton headwinds, Boom registered a 19.02 time to take him into the lead with a handful of riders left to challenge. After Boasson Hagen finished 30 seconds down on the Dutchman, Boom sat atop the standings for the first time this year.

Stage 6

The 187km sixth stage blazes through the Suffolk countryside before coming to an end in Aldeburgh, a quaint seaside town on the Eastern side of the country.

With the unrelenting rain coming down, it was a day for the climbers, seeing James Shaw take maximum points on the King of the Mountains climb. A breakaway group took control of the race early on but the Peloton always seemed to have them in their sights, despite being over 3 minutes behind at some points. This was until Team Sky got to the front of the Peloton and just destroyed the gap down to the breakaway group and with 3km to go, they were caught and their challenge was over. The rain didn’t seem to deter Caleb Ewan who’s Orica Scott team came out of nowhere to give him clear ground to sprint into and Ewan held of Gaviria to take his third stage win.  Nobody could steal the GC lead from Lars Boom after his imperious win in the Time Trial as the Dutchman finished safely behind the sprinters.

Stages 7 & 8

Stage 7 and Stage 8 sees the tour venturing across to the west of the country. Stage 7 goes from Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham through some of the most picturesque places in the country, including the Chilterns and the Cotswolds. After this gruelling stage, the final stage sees Wales play host to the riders; the first time the race has finished outside of London since 2012. With the stage beginning in Worcester and ending up in Cardiff where the Tour of Britain winner will be crowned. Can anyone take the Green Jersey from Boom? If the rest of this summer’s races are anything to go by, then who knows what could happen! We are certainly in for some exciting racing over the weekend!

Want to watch it live? ITV4 are showing the final stages in full this weekend! Missing that? The highlights are on in the evening at 8pm, so you won’t miss a moment!

Winter newness, what to look out for!

We hate to say it, especially this soon after the recent Game of Thrones season, but WINTER IS COMING!

The RxSport crew have been busy prepping new winter stock and getting it onto the site for our October overhaul.

Want to get your hands on the new stock as soon as it comes in? Intrigued as to what new and cool tech each brand has? Just fancy some window shopping? Then we have just the selection for you!

What better place to start than with Oakley!

Being the pinnacle in winter sports eyewear for donkey’s years; Oakley has yet again dropped some new releases for us to get our teeth into. Their brand new goggle, the Fall Line is classic Oakley. Finding the latest trends and boosting them has been something that has made the Flight Deck and Airbrake so popular and now the Fall line is sure to follow in it’s predecessors historic footsteps.

Bit of a looker right? – OAKLEY FALL LINE SKI GOGGLES – CANTEEN JADE / PRIZM JADE IRIDIUM

Oakley have stolen the show with the Fall Line. 2016 saw a shift in styling and fashion out on the slopes, with oversized cylindrical lenses being the go to look. Cashing in on this, the Fall Line ticks all the boxes for a huge hit this winter. The frameless style is taken from the ever popular and best selling Flight Deck whilst the lens is crafted to partner last year’s new hit, the Line Miner, also in Oakley’s cylindrical collection.

Oakley offer a plethora of colours year upon year and this season it is no different. Our favourite new style  is the Prizm Halo 2018 Collection. Not one for those who like minimalist but those seeking some striking looks and fancy themselves out on the slopes, this is the colourway to go for!

OAKLEY CANOPY SKI GOGGLES – PRIZM HALO 2018 / PRIZM TORCH IRIDIUM

It isn’t only goggles that have got some fresh styling for this winter. Last year’s most anticipated release was the MOD3 & MOD5 helmets and this season they’ve been given some striking colours to match the goggles!

 

OAKLEY MOD 3 SKI HELMET – MATTE NEON ORANGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

OAKLEY MOD 5 SKI HELMET – MATTE CALIFORNIA BLUE

 

 

Next up, Smith! One of our biggest sellers year on year and for good reason! Smith goggles and helmets are laden with brand new and revolutionary tech every season so they are a firm favourite with pro’s and casual skiiers alike.

 

In terms of goggle newness, the Squad XL is the big hitter of the season. First seen during last year’s X-Games, a special edition model of the Squad XL was paired with the Code (a new helmet this season) for a pretty sweet looking bundle!

The Sunburst collection colours are new for smith this season too, a salmon/pink/light orange kind of colour, a strange one, but it looks awesome! 

The Squad XL builds on the success of cylindrical goggles over the last couple of seasons and lands with a semi-rimless look for brilliant peripheral vision and serious park hugging style.

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

Sure to be a firm favourite with pro’s this coming season, the Squad XL sports Smith’s latest addition to their line, a revamped collection of ChromaPop lenses!

ChromaPop rules the roost in Smith’s goggle and lens tech. ChromaPop lenses offer unmatched clarity to allow you to see more detail. With just one ChromaPop™ lens you experience enhanced definition across a greater range of conditions. Sounds familiar right..? 

Choose between a range of ChromaPop lenses this winter, including ChromaPop Sun Platium Mirror, ChromaPop Everyday Green Mirror and ChromaPop Storm Rose Flash, a ChromaPop lens for any occasion and condition.

Helmets are a staple of quality with Smith. Surely one day they will run out of new tech to cram into a helmet! This season sees the Quantum added to the line up. A premium helmet to offer your swede maximum protection out on the slopes.

SMITH QUANTUM MIPS SKI HELMET – MATTE BLACK CHARCOAL

With a revolutionary hybrid shell technology, paired with Aerocore featuring Koroyd and MIPS, the Quantum is helmet royalty. Now that may seem like we are talking klingon there but MIPS & Koroyd are great things to have on your lid, protecting you from various bumps and falls!

Sometimes we have time to discuss what we like here at HQ and most of those debates you’ll often hear us snowboarders throw Anon in there as a brand of choice, so let’s see what they bring to the 2017/18 table!

Now, top of the range goggles are pretty much set from Anon over the last couple of years. When your flagship models are the M2 & M3, you don’t need anything else!

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

Anon’s Magna-Tech lenses & MFI Technology has been a game-changer in the snowsports world! Being able to change lenses in a matter of seconds, even when wearing gloves is a USP to beat all USP’s, hence why I wear them..! 

Magna-Tech lenses clip in and out of the frame with ease, allowing you to change between lenses quicker than you can say ‘bet you can’t land a 360 over that t-bar lift’! Ok, so maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but i’m certainly going to test that next time out in the mountains!

The lenses on the M2 have 16 rare earth magnets that keep the lens in place and allow the changing of it to be a breeze!

Anon have got in on the contrast-enhancing and detail boosting lens tech this year. Using Zeiss optics to create their premium lenses, Anon have released ‘Sonar’. Anon Sonar snow lenses enhance contrast and provide the best possible terrain definition in the snow, whatever the condition. Given their are created by Zeiss, a safe bet would be that they will be very good! 

More cool tech from Anon is the MFI (Magnetic Facemask Integration) Technology. A ‘snood’ if you will that attaches to the bottom of the frame via more magnets. Fogging up is a thing of that past, usually to keep your nose warm, you would have to tuck it into the bottom of your goggles, not with Anon! Being able to clip the facemask onto the bottom of the frame allows you to breathe normally and not worry about warm damp air going into your goggles!

 

ANON M3 MFI SKI GOGGLES – MPI / SONAR BLUE

We are expecting a big delivery of winter stock towards the end of October, so get researching and make yourself a winter wish list!

Want to get in there early? Take advantage of our Notify Me request feature and we will alert you as soon as the products hit our shelves!

Don’t worry, there’s plenty more to come! This is just a taster of what you can expect, keep your eyes peeled throughout September and October for more!

adidas LST Active Silver – Lens Review

So you’ve heard of Oakley Prizm, but what is adidas’ LST Technology all about?

Before we go any further, LST stands for Light Stabilising Technology, thought that might be important!

Adidas LST equalises and balances colour to enhance your perception of primary colours, most of which are key in sporting environments.

Johnny took his adidas sunnies for a ride last night and gave them a bit of a write up!

The first thing you notice when wearing these lenses is just how much of a contrast boost they give you! The Brown-Copper base tint really makes things stand out and it almost feels like you’re seeing things in HD.

Yesterday was a relatively changeable evening, with the sun going in and out between clouds, perfect conditions for some rigorous testing of the lens. The contrast enhancing tone was great for when the sun went in whilst the Silver flash mirror provides a great block against glare and when evening sun shines in your eyes. The tint of the lens is just perfect for road cycling in changeable conditions, it does everything you could need!

LST, how does it work?

Adidas say that LST lenses give you constant high contrast vision and better colour perception. this is imminently noticeable as soon as you put them on, at no point during my ride did I feel they were letting me down.

Key benefits of the lens

  • Less eye stress and better vision for your sport
  • Constant, high contrast vision
  • Improved natural color perception
  • Enhancement of details and contours
  • Equal light harmonization
  • Reducing light to a comfortable level

Road cycling is one of those sports where the right lens can make all the difference. The last thing you need after an hour in the saddle is to miss judge the road surface and end up riding through a big pot-hole! The clarity and acuity that you get with the LST Active Silver lens really lets you avoid these undulations in the road surface and keeps you focused on how you’re going to get up the next climb!

When riding in the countryside you are inevitably going to go in and out of shaded areas, this is where the LST Active Silver lens comes in to its own. When out on my mountainbike, I sometimes feel that the lens can be too dark for the situation, when enclosed in a forest! This lens however, was perfect for all conditions. The brightness it gave you when in a shaded area was second to none and when the late evening sun came out, they worked perfectly!

Colours and detail just seemed richer, it was a pleasure to look through the lens and it was a soothing base. Sometimes contrast enhancing lenses can be a bit harsh in brighter light, for example some yellow or orange base tints can brighten things up so much you end up squinting but the LST Active Silver lens really works.

Aesthetically, the lens looks great. The silver mirror kept my tired eyes out of sight from others on the road and gives them a really stylish feel.

There you have it, thumbs up for the LST Active Silver lens!

More good news, thanks to adidas’ new prescription programme, the LST Active Silver lens is now available directly glazed into your favourite adidas frames, check it out! – Adidas Prescription Sunglasses

Model shown –  adidas Zonyk Pro – Matte Black / LST Active Silver

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Your Sporting Weekend

Sport is always a big part of everyone’s weekend and this weekend it’s no different! With a variety of sporting events taking place across the globe, RxSport cuts to the chase about whats on!

The Premier League starts tonight, the IAAF World Athletics Championships continues in London, the USPGA Championship is taking place across the pond and the ATP Rogers Cup is in full swing; with Roger Federer looking back to his imperious best!

RxSport are here to guide you what you can see this weekend and, as always, what sunglasses might be on show!

What better place to start than the beginning of the Premier League!

Less than 12 weeks after the final weekend of the season, the best footballers in the country are back plying their trade on sunny Saturdays across the country.

For the first time in Premier League history, the season begins with a Friday night fixture. One time overachievers and everyone’s favourite underdog; Leicester City travel to London to tackle Wenger’s Arsenal.

With the beginning of the season comes football pitches across the land bathed in August sunshine and plenty of fans sporting their fresh new sunglasses that the beginning of summer has given them.

The beginning of the season has put a smile back on plenty of faces and the football shaped void in people’s summers is about to be filled! Unless, like myself, you’re a Yeovil fan in which case being in the headlines at the start of the season for all the wrong reasons wasn’t ideal..!

So, what sunnies might you in the crowd when the camera pans around to sun drenched footie fans?

Oakley Frogskins

As consistent as an in form Stoke side on a wet and windy Tuesday night, Frogskins are a classic. Throwing style back to the 80s with very little to argue about!

2017 saw Oakley refresh their iconic frames with Prizm lenses, perfect for late evening sun in the capital!

Bolle Recoil

Great quality at a budget price. You’d be almost forgiven likening the Recoil to Manchester City’s purchase of Vincent Kompany! The Recoil offers everything you would need for a good casual pair of sunglasses, quality frames, quality lenses and a great choice of frame colours; one to match even the most garish of replica kits!

2017 World Athletics Championship

The British public haven’t had too much to cheer about with the World Athletics Championships this last week or so… King Mo won us our only medal to date and the legend that is; Usain Bolt, couldn’t continue his sprinting dominance, being beaten into Bronze by two Americans.

Can GB get some more medals on home soil? Will Mo use his Quorn power to run to Gold in the 5000m? Lets hope so!

Athletics is often a sport that is overlooked by the British public; that is until the BBC airs competitions on the world stage, then we all turn to pro athletes!

Even on a wet and windy day in East London, athletes still turn up with their trusty sunglasses!

Here’s a selection of what we’ve seen on the track this week…

adidas Evil Eye Halfrim Pro

Something of a legend in the sports eyewear world! The Evil Eye Halfrim Pro is often associated with the world of cycling, not necessarily athletics! However it is the go to sunglass for a few athletes that we saw in London this week!

Ireland’s Brian Greegan showed off his patriotic green Evil Eye Halfrim Pro’s in London! 

Nike Vaporwing 

Worn by King Mo himself, the Vaporwing is the ultimate in running eyewear. The aerodynamic frame is partnered with cutting edge Zeiss optics for extraordinary optical clarity.

2 years of research and development went into perfecting these glasses and now they are available to those on the world stage and those of us in awe of the talent of professional athletes!

2017 USPGA Championship

Golf is one of our favourite sports for sunnies spotting! With golfers having some of the most lucrative sponsorships in the world of sport, it’s no coincidence the big players in eyewear budge their way in!

This week the USPGA Championship got underway at Quail Hollow in North Carolina with Jordan Spieth looking for his career grand slam! Brits Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey have started well so British success could be on the cards!

Pre-tournament favourite McIlroy is looking for a first championship win of the season after faltering in previous majors. Can he claw back to win this weekend?

We’ve written blogs before all about what sunglasses you are likely to see during a golf major, check that out here – U.S Open 2017, Who wore what?

Oakley Radarlock Path

An old favourite and potentially one of Oakley’s greatest ever frames. The Radarlock keeps it stake in the world of professional sport and is often seen being worn by Hideki Matsuyama, recently ranked #2 in the world after his impressive showing at the US Open.

The versatility offered by the Switchlock technology combined with Prizm lenses and an ultra lightweight frame makes them the go to choice for professionals. It can’t be doing Hideki too much harm either as this season has seen him win three tour titles.

Oakley Flak Draft

Bubba Watson has provided Oakley a platform on which to spread the word about these new frames. He can often be seen posing for new photoshoots with the Flak Draft in tow.

The Flak Draft use trigger release lenses which lock the lenses in place during exercise. Drawing on the success of previous Flak models, the Draft is once again the pinnacle in sports eyewear; at least for another season until Oakley bring out a new model..!

ATP Rogers Cup Tennis

We love Roger Federer here at RxSport, a true gent and a giant of his game. Being one of the most successful sportsmen ever to have graced the playing field, Roger is once again back to winning titles thanks to his Wimbledon triumph.

This week; the Rogers Cup in Montreal is hosting a prestigious tennis event. With Rafa Nadal out and Djokovic injured, a brave man would bet against Roger to win yet another title!

Tennis and sunglasses often go hand in hand but it isn’t the saturated market that you would expect! Bolle have elbowed their way in by introducing a tennis specific lens – Competivision. A lens designed to enhance the yellow ball against a variety of backgrounds.

Bolle Bolt

A truly versatile model, thanks to it’s lightweight frame and extended lens coverage. The Bolle Bolt provides a perfect frame for tennis thanks to lightweight and impact resistant B-Clear lenses available in Competivision.

adidas Kumacross Halfrim

The adidas Kumacross Halfrim offers great views and optical protection in a lightweight and flexible package. Being able to withstand an active lifestyle is crucial for a pair of tennis sunglasses and the Kumacross Halfrim does just that.

Combine the Kumacross Halfrim with adidas’ award winning Vario lens for a pair of sunglasses that can be worn in any condition. From inside and under lights to bright sunny days out on grass courts, the Kumacross Halfrim covers the ground like an in-form Andy Murray!

That’s it from us for this week, I’m sure there is plenty of sport and sunglasses to get your teeth into there! 

Remember, we’re on social media for all your pictures of weekend adventures!

 

 

 

RE Ranger Shooting Eyewear

We have been searching far and wide to find a specific brand of shooting eyewear to suit us here at RxSport.

And finally, after much deliberation, we hit the jackpot with RE Ranger..!

Developed from the world renowned Randolph Engineering company, RE Ranger glasses apply years of success and experience to the world of shooting sunglasses, and through collaboration with industry leaders and experienced professionals, the result is shooting eyewear that is the choice of champions.

So, who are Randolph Engineering?

  • This family-run, New England-based business began in the early 1990s, with help from the shooting industry’s leading optical experts.
  • Randolph Engineering pride themselves on being the only remaining metal eyewear manufacturer in the USA.
  • Their RE Ranger project converged years of research and development with their knowledge of ballistics to provide world class shooting eyewear.
  • After 3 generations Randolph remains a family-owned and operated company. Their sunglasses are now sold in more than 50 countries.

Why are their glasses so special?

Developing frames and in collaboration with some of the leading athletes in the field has it’s perks! When performing at Olympic levels, athletes need the best possible protection and quality. RE Ranger provide this through their partnership with the Zeiss Optical lab; an industry leader in the world of optics.

RE Ranger’s proprietary NexPC™ lenses can withstand a 12-gauge shotgun blast from 10 yards away. These lenses are five to six times more impact-resistant than the standard industry lens.

Randolph has been a big hitter in the world of military eyewear over the years. Their flagship model; the Aviator, has been standard-issue to U.S. military pilots since the 1980s. As you would expect, military specifications for eyewear aren’t easy to meet and Randolph took on a 20 page document to create their iconic Aviator frames.

Perhaps Randolphs crowning achievement during their illustrious time in the industry is winning a contract to make 70,000 optical inserts per year during the Gulf War. A contract that saw them working tirelessly to produce over 200,000 inserts; none of which were returned for quality issues!

Shooting sunglasses, what do I need for what?

With five different shooting-specific models to choose from you can find a frame that fits your needs perfectly. Choose from traditional designs, full shields and adaptable clip-on style models.

We offer each frame with a selection of RE Ranger’s most popular lens tint colours, meaning you’ll be able to find a lens tint and caters to your exact demands whatever your shooting discipline.

With a range of styles to choose from, you’ll find one to suit you and wherever your sport takes you. RxSport have hand picked a choice of lens tints that perfectly suits our customers and their needs. It really plugs a hole in the market for us and opens up a wide range of opportunities!

Trap Shooting

Our recommendation would be the Ranger Classic. The original RE Ranger frame, designed to push the boundaries in shooting eyewear. It’s classic shape and lightweight feel provides all day comfort whilst the large lenses give great coverage to help you pick out the clays from the trap house.

Team the Ranger Classic with a Vermillion lens for a truly brilliant frame for a variety of conditions. Vermillion lenses help to highlight the orange of the clays in front of countryside backgrounds by neutralising greens.

Sporting Clays

With the variety of positions a shooter has to stand and the variety of conditions and stances faced, Sporting Clay shooters should look for the Ranger Falcon Sport. RE Ranger’s most advanced frame yet really combines everything a shooter in this discipline would need. With a wider field of view and no distractions from a small nose piece; the Falcon Sport is the pinnacle in shooting eyewear.

The Falcon Sport is a perfect match with the CMT lens for bright conditions. Colormag Technology increases contrast between target and background, delivering up to 250% more orange colour than standard lenses.

Skeet Shooting

Skeet shooting provides a shooter with the perfect opportunity to test the waters with their eyewear. This brings the Ranger XLW into play. This model was designed from the ground up by Ranger’s team of experienced optical engineers, and is the industry’s first shooting-specific 8-base wrapped frame.

 

Use the HD Medium lens with the XLW for enhanced definition in duller light and woodland areas. The HD Medium lens gives you a crisp view of the target, perfect for Skeet Shooting with the differing speed and angles of the clays.

Hunting and Wingshooting

RE Ranger glasses have been specifically developed to be used on the range but their ballistics protection and high quality lenses make them a brilliant choice for days out in the field. The RE Ranger Edge would be a ideal for this discipline. With a wrapped frameless design giving you great protection and coverage combined with curved temple tips for comfortable prolonged wear, the Ranger Edge is the go to choice for a variety of shooting disciplines.

Partner the Edge with the Medium Yellow lens for brilliant contrast enhancement on those dull British winter days. Bring out the detail in the countryside in overcast conditions to help pick out the game birds.

Are RE Ranger Sunglasses available in prescription?

YES! We have recently added the Sporter and XLW to our prescription range! With great versatility and a variety of options, you’ll be sure to find a product that suits you and your shooting style!

Oakley Prizm Everyday – all you need to know

2017 has seen Oakley release some iconic frames and re-invent some classics with a modern twist. However their biggest release of the season is the upgraded Prizm Everyday tints, designed to optimise your experience on a day to day basis.

By fine-tuning individual wavelengths of color, PRIZM™ sharpens visual acuity to reveal nuances that would be missed by the naked eye. – Oakley

In 2014, Prizm was released to the world and since then has been a landmark in sports optics. Their 15 year engineering task hit new heights in visual clarity and performance. Originally designed for Oakley’s snow goggles, the tech was quickly transferred to some more of Oakley’s biggest sports – cycling and golf. From there, Prizm Road, Prizm Trail and Prizm Golf were born and revolutionised the world of sports performance eyewear.

A reformation in the market then started to take place. All other brands tried to match Oakley’s impressive quality but none come close! Oakley continued their domination in this field by releasing yet more tints; including polarised lenses and their now iconic Prizm Daily Polarised lens.

Prizm Everyday, how does it work?

Oakley Prizm™ lenses fine tune individual colors, making everything vivid and vibrant, enhancing detail for an optimized experience. Some of our top selling lens colors are now available with Prizm technology. Each of these Prizm lens colors are also available with HDPolarized® – Oakley

Prizm Daily enhances all colors — with the same Prizm performance technology used for sports, but is balanced to create an enhanced visual experience with vibrant colors.

Oakley spent years researching and testing light transmission and colour science to come up with their Prizm tints. It was discovered that ordinary tints contrast one colour to another, causing a compromise and dulling down certain colours. Prizm lenses changed the game forever by minimising the compromise caused by contrasting colours against each other.

Being able to measure the light spectrum in precise environments, Oakley established that there is a possibility to filter specific spectral peaks, in particular, spectral peaks that the eye is most sensitive too.

Oakley’s Prizm lenses absorb specific spectral peaks and specific colours rather than wide light spectrums, helping you pick out more detail due to the eye being able to focus on certain wavelengths of colour. The development of this science started with Prizm Snow lenses where it was understood that the eye is sensitive to a specific wavelength of light in the blue and orange spectrum, Prizm lenses therefore accentuate these wavelengths and filters other colours out in order to channel your focus to the important detail.

So, what have Oakley released this summer…

The Prizm everyday range has been given a face lift with all of Oakley’s popular lens tints getting the Prizm upgrade.

All the new lenses have the Prizm Daily tint, offering a light rose base with striking mirrors to provide that classic Oakley look.

The Prizm Refresh series is also available with Oakley’s legendary HD Polarised lenses. Combining this with their Prizm technology to offer what is widely thought as the best lens on the market.

Perhaps our favourite is the Sapphire Fade collection with the Prizm Sapphire Polarised lenses, they look awesome, check it out!

Oakley Trillbe X – Sapphire Fade / Prizm Sapphire Polarised – £119.99

Fancy going a bit more under the radar, then have a look at the Prizm Black Iridium lens!

Oakley Frogskins – Polished Black / Prizm Black Iridium – £83.99

Some lenses just go hand in hand with frame colours. Introducing the Woodgrain Collection; partnered with Prizm Daily Polarised lenses for a classy and understated style with Oakley’s flagship everyday lens.

Oakley Latch – Woodgrain Collection / Prizm Daily Polarised – £135.99

Find out more about Oakley Prizm Everyday lenses on the Oakley YouTube channel.

 

 

 

Dirty Dog Competition – Treasure Hunt!

If you’ve been keeping an eye on our social media platforms over the last week or so you may have noticed that we have teamed up with Dirty Dog for an epic competition.

We’ve taken inspiration from a well known cycling magazine and hidden a Dirty Dog sunglasses case on a popular road cycling route in the Northamptonshire countryside!

To be in with your chance of winning, find the case, call us or drop in to RxSport HQ with the code and send us your winners grin on social media.

We’ve liaised with Dirty Dog to create an RxSport cycling jersey and also thrown in a Dirty Dog Helmet, a Dirty Dog cap and some Polarised sunglasses; a prize package worth nearly £200!

So, time for your first clue…

Not ringing any bells? How about this..?

Congratulations to Rob Paul who found the booty and won the competition after just 2 clues! Here’s his winning selfie!

Stay tuned over the next few weeks, we may be holding another one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunglasses for the Petrolhead

The British Motorsport Showpiece is upon us, the British Grand Prix.

After a week of ups and downs; Lewis Hamilton not turning up to a drivers event and Silverstone calling it quits on their time hosting the F1. The British public are now hoping for Lewis Hamilton’s fortunes to change this weekend.

Sponsorship is the name of the game with motorsport and currently nothing is more prominent in F1 than Ray-Ban’s partnership with Ferrari.

Vettel and Raikkonen can often be seen strolling the paddock in their Ray-Ban’s.

This partnership comes after Oakley had broken the ice for eyewear companies in the glamour and glitz of F1 and produced some of the most iconic sunglasses ever.

Although now discontinued, the Carbon Blade paved the way for the use of Carbon Fibre as a frame material; strong, lightweight and durable.

The Sliver is one of Oakley’s favourite casual frames. With a squared lens shape and a keyhole bridge, it proves very popular! The colour combination of Black and Red resonates with Ferrari fans.

Inspired by the world famous X Metal’s collection, the Badman shows what is possible when designers are allowed a free reign of what to create. It is a masterpiece in itself, combining 21st century tech with a retro X Metal style.

Find out more about how Oakley created their legendary Ferrari Collection

Perhaps one of the biggest names in F1 still rocking his Oakley’s is Fernando Alonso. The two time World Champion hasn’t had the easiest of years but at least his sunglasses don’t give up on him, unlike his engines!

Moto GP is also a big hitter in the world of sunglasses and sponsorships. The biggest names in the sport are supported by the biggest names in the eyewear world. From Valentino Rossi and his Oakley collection to Cal Crutchlow wearing Rudy Project glasses.

Again, Oakley are paving the way this season. After sponsoring the Mugello GP and having three of their sponsored riders; Maverick Vinales, Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez finishing in the top 10, it was a good weekend for the eyewear powerhouse!

Oakley have used Valentino Rossi as one of their greatest ever marketing assets across all of their social media platforms; he even has his own signature VR46 range, check it out below!

The Oakley Latch is one of 2017’s most popular frames and can be seen on professional athletes all across the globe; this special edition model features a classy paint job and the VR46 etching on the lens.

2017 has also seen the addition of the Sliver R, Moto GP edition with Oakley. Combining the specially etched lens with their revolutionary new Prizm lifestyle tints, the Sliver R is a perfect ally for racers and fans alike.

Rudy Project has always had a presence in the Moto GP world; starting with Cal Crutchlow bringing the Spinhawk to prominence to the new crop of riders such as Jack Miller and Jonas Folger. Rudy Project now has 5 ambassadors on the Moto GP starting grid; the ideal place to showcase their latest models.

Jack Miller partnered Cal Crutchlow at the beginning of his promising Moto GP career, perhaps explaining his link with Rudy Project!

Miller is a promising rider in the field and claimed his first Moto GP victory in Assen back in 2016. At the age of 22, that’s not too bad! Miller has established himself as being a regular top 10 finisher this season so it won’t be long until he is snapped up by one of the bigger teams.

Are you heading to Silverstone this weekend? Share you pictures with us on our social media!

 

 

 

 

Cricket Sunglasses in 2017

England got off to a flyer in the first test at Lord’s and started Joe Root’s tenure in charge with a convincing victory against South Africa.

With the start of a summer of test cricket in the UK and the sun finally shining, brands get to showcase their latest sunglasses and the big names all take centre stage; adidas, Oakley, Rudy Project and many more.

If you keep a close eye on a cricket field over summer, you’ll notice more and more players wearing Oakley’s, they are taking over! From Ben Stokes in his Racing Jacket’s to Faf Du Plessis sporting the casual Latch; Oakley is hitting the cricket market for six, and with good reason!

A lot like the England Cricket team, the Oakley Racing Jacket has had a resurgence this year, with some brand new colours released and flying off the shelves. Partially helped by exposure from high profile athletes such as Ben Stokes and cycling royalty, Geraint Thomas but mainly due to their legendary style and quality.

Oakley’s frames really cut it out on the cricket field; versatile, lightweight, durable, quality and most of all, stylish! One of the most popular frames out there at the moment is the is the ever popular and timeless Radarlock, worn by players such as Joe Root, Jimmy Anderson, JP Duminy and Faf Du Plessis.

The EVZero sunglasses are a popular option with cricketers due to their extremely lightweight frame construction. Morne Morkel and Jason Roy can be seen sporting Oakley’s lightest ever sports frame. Complete with a full shield style for a truly unobstructed view, perfect for picking out all that goes on during a day’s play. The addition of Oakley’s Unobtainium® earsocks and nosepieces keeps the glasses in place and adds extra comfort. Coming from someone who has worn these glasses, after about 5 minutes of wearing them, you completely forget you have them on!

Yes, that picture above isn’t Jimmy Anderson in his Oakley’s, but England’s most prolific wicket taker used to don the adidas Evil Eye Evo sunglasses. Sunglasses that were spotted at the home of cricket being worn by both Liam Dawson and Stuart Broad.

Adidas have established themselves as one of the best in the business, chancing their arm against the Oakley powerhouse and matching them! The Evil Eye Evo Pro and Evil Eye Halfrim Pro have hit the ground running and have really proved themselves as a front runner in the world of sports specific sunglasses. The adjustable temples and nosepads found in the Evil Eye series gives them an edge over their competitors and their lenses are brilliant, perfect for long sunny days out on the cricket field. More importantly, they look very smart in both the halfrim and fullrim style.

Liam Dawson made quite the impression with the ball in his first test on home soil, taking 2-34 in the second innings, including the dangerous wicket of Hashim Amla. It didn’t go as well with the bat, with Dawson falling for a duck in both innings.

Some of you more eagle eyed viewers out there would have spotted a lot of the South Africans wearing Rudy Project sunglasses. Not something often associated with cricket but a great option for something slightly different!

From temporary skipper Dean Elgar in his custom Agon’s to Temba Bavuma in a pair of Tralyx glasses, Rudy Project offer everything needed for a pair of world class sports sunglasses. Lightweight and well ventilated frames combine with incredibly clear optics and almost unbreakable lenses to create a pair of glasses more than at home on the world stage.

Cricket isn’t something often associated with Rudy Project and it has surprised us somewhat! Usually Rudy Project is focused on their two wheeled exploits, with plenty of Tour de France riders wearing their legendary sunglasses. Rudy Project has been a big supplier for South African cricketers for years and it stems from their domestic 20/20 league where Rudy Project made their big breakthrough and they have gone on since then. Despite the much more popular Oakley and adidas sunglasses being in their way, Rudy Project still manage to push through onto the world stage, getting the likes of Hashim Amla, one of the worlds best batsmen on board as they go.

So there you have it, a comprehensive round up of what you might have seen at the Home of Cricket over the weekend!

The second test starts on Friday at Trent Bridge, Nottingham with Joe Root’s men looking to take a commanding 2-0 series lead.

Heading to the cricket over the summer? Send us in your pictures! Like this one from sunny Lord’s!