RxSport Staff and Their Easter Adventures

Dust yourself off from the Bank Holiday blues and Easter Egg over indulgence and find out what kept the faces behind your screens entertained during the bank holiday weekend!

We were as guilty as anyone in making the most of the abundance of chocolate available over Easter! But with the good (ish) weather we were treated to, some of the staff peeled themselves off the sofa and went on some adventures! Check out what they got up to…

So, in no particular order, lets start with Vicki!

Our dispatch aficionado went on a little jaunt down to the South West, a bit of a trek from HQ here in the East Midlands! But some would say it was totally worth the 4 hour journey for views like this…

What better way to spend a long weekend than going to the beach, Easter Egg hunts and the occasional tipple of some locally brewed cider with the family!

The North Somerset coast probably didn’t know what hit it when Vicki rocked up but we’ve not heard anything to suggest otherwise that it seems to still be in one piece!

Days out to Dunster Castle and the odd game of Mini-Golf kept Vicki busy over the weekend, an action packed flying visit for her! Even the wind in Minehead couldn’t keep her quiet out on the mini golf course and she even got to stretch her legs on the golden sands.






Johnny made the most of the weather and got out on his bike; product testing if you will!

A mere hour and 15 minutes up the road from magical Rutland stands Sherwood Pines, a brave place to visit on a Bank Holiday weekend given its proximity to Centre Parcs…! But that didn’t put him off getting out on a bike for the first time this year!

Stabilisers and plenty of food were the must have items for the day, although amidst all the excitement, he decided not to pack his shoes so a 13km ride through the trails in a fairly decrepit pair of Vans was the order of the day!


Johnny took a pair of Oakley EVZero Path glasses with him to Sherwood to check out the Prizm Lenses. His verdict? Bloomin Awesome! Although when you see someone riding trails in some £140 sunglasses and a pair of Vans. All the gear (apart from shoes) and no idea comes to mind!


Well worth the trip up the A1 and a top day out was had! So much so that he got back on his bike after work one night this week and took to the trails in our local Wakerley Woods. Two rides in a week? It must be nearly summer!



Head honchos James & Claudia ‘Trumped’ the lot of us and ventured across the pond to the US; California to be exact!

James & Claudia’s adventure took them to Lake Tahoe and the April showers awaited them! April showers of snow of course!

With Tahoe sporting record snowfall the conditions were perfect for a family ski trip; even the kids learnt a trick or two! With Dexter and Kiki enjoying a blast around Ski School, James & Claudia had a bit of an explore and came up with some cracking pictures like this…

Doesn’t look too shabby eh?

However with great snow comes great issues, as they found out. The dumping caused their hire car to be caught in a snow drift, getting them a bit too acquainted with the Mount Rose Fire Department! What’s a holiday without some sort of drama anyway..!

Claudia took it one step further, or 10,000 steps further in fact! She took part in the Santa Cruz 10k which has somewhat divided opinion in the office as to whether that is a suitable holiday activity!

Their two week trip to the Golden State was a success, both returning with a healthy tan. It turns out it was a bit sunnier in California than Peterborough over the last couple of weeks! Although after looking after the kids for two weeks in America including your customary trip to Disneyland, James has come back in desperate need for another break!

Zoe almost made it all the way to the States, but ended up on the Isle of Man instead! 

A scenic drive took our glazing whizz to the little island in the Irish Sea. Given her passion for Superbikes, you would have expected a trip to watch the TT, however this time it was a visit to the in-laws that took her to those parts!

Lots of scenic walks and trips to the beach awaited Zoe on the Isle of Man and from the pictures she has sent us, you can see why it’s something of a close to home holiday destination!

Historic ruins were a bit of a port of call for Zoe in her trip too! A day out to Peel castle was in order, you can’t go away somewhere and not take in the sights of historic Viking Battlefields!


It’s common knowledge that the Irish Sea in April can’t quite compete with the crystal waters of the Caribbean, but that didn’t stop Zoe from having a bit of a paddle and as she said ‘It was cold, but if you see the sea, you have to paddle!’ Wise words there!


So there we have it, we hope you enjoyed our little round up of what we’ve been up to! Follow us on our social media pages to see some more #RxSportAdventures





RxSport Customer Review – adidas Zonyk

Recently we ran a competition for one of you to win a pair of adidas Zonyk Pro sunglasses, signed by Alex Dowsett!

The competition entailed writing a review of your Zonyk’s, the best entry won the competition and would be featured on our blog. So without further adieu, here’s our winner!

Anthony Greenwood wrote this, sometimes tongue in cheek, review of the Zonyk’s with the Purple Vario Lens.. We hope you like it!

“The Adidas Zonyk Varios have arrived. Inside the box is the case, inside the case is the bag, inside the bag are the glasses. All good so far!

I took the glasses out and inspected them. They are very well made, feel sturdy and look the part. Putting them on for the first time felt pretty good, looked in the mirror, as you do. I was immediately surprised at the size of the lenses, they are big, but big in a good way…

I took them off, put them on, off, on, off and on, shook my head all about, they stayed on thanks to the sticky rubber on the nose and arms keeping them pretty firm. They are still feeling good.

Confident in my purchase. I then sat down and read the included brochure. Hey, I discovered the adjustment options. I then started to play….

The arms have three positions, which alter the angle of the lens on your face. The nose bridge can be adjusted in two positions to fit a broad or narrow nose. The sweat bar comes on and off. With all this adjustment I could dial them into an incredible fit and maximum comfort. Loving this!

Two times out so far. First in overcast cloud, the lens cast a warm tone over pretty flat shadows. Very pleasing but nothing ground breaking. The second ride was a bright, blue sky day. I thought this would be the test. Firstly and predictably they cast a pleasingly subtle hue, but I wanted to experience the Vario working. I took my ride down a road I new would have intermittent shade from overhead trees. I rode under the trees and waited and it really didn’t take long, I noticed a small change in the lens. It was subtle but it was noticeable. Great, they worked! Now I was riding into shadow and back into the sun and the lens reacted, balancing the tonal quality. Really impressed!


During both rides, the fit and the stability of the glasses stayed true. The lens on the large pair I ordered are wide, giving a very wide field of vision. The nose piece, which gets talked about a lot, was noticeable in the short term, but quickly forgotten about.

Overall I’m really impressed. A great fit is capable by wide amounts of adjustability. The lens of the Purple Vario gives a pleasing colour and shadow definition. The Vario just works!!!! I’m happy!”

It looks like we have a happy customer there! Thank you for your entry Anthony, we hope you enjoy your new pair! Also thank you to all those who took part.

On the subject of Zonyk’s… recently arrived are replacement lenses for the adidas Zonyk and Zonyk Pro!

Anthony has the Adidas Zonyk Pro sunglasses – Coal / LST Bright Vario Purple Mirror


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Stop Horsing Around! RxSport’s Equestrian Guide

With the eventing season well underway it’s time to get up to scratch with what can keep you protected when your horse is giving you the run about!

Safety first!

With safety currently being at the forefront of all equestrian sports; we thought we’d let you know a little more about the range of glasses and sunglasses on offer to help protect your eyes and keep you looking sharp!

All lenses offered in RxSport sunglasses, Prescription and Non-Prescription alike, are made out of either Polycarbonate or Trivex. Two ultra-tough materials that are both shatterproof and impact resistant, as well as being 100% UVA and UVB protective.

Why not glass? We hear you ask… Well, if you had a bit of a tumble, an impact resistant plastic lens is going to offer you a lot more protection against damage than glass. You don’t want a lens shattering around your eyes!

It is important to find a pair that fit properly. Galloping around a cross country course is hard enough, let alone having to worry that your glasses are slipping down your nose. Look out for glasses with attributes such as adjustable nose pads, gaskets, rubber temples, and even adjustable temples.

Need some help with this? Our innovative Home Trial service for Prescription Eyewear may help aid your decision! – RxSport Home Trial

Key terms & Jargon Buster

  • Hydrophilic Rubber – Hydrophilic rubber ear and nose pads increase grip in response to increased moisture. keeping grip while you perspire.
  • Unobtanium – Oakley’s answer to Hydrophilic Rubber. Grip that will increase when subjected to moisture, providing all day comfort and security.
  • Foam Gaskets – When out and about in the mud, you may need a bit more protection against the elements. Foam Gaskets usually sit on the inside of the frame and provide a seal around the frame for added protection.

Lens tints

Many of you may have seen the likes of Andrew Nicholson and Caroline Powell out competing in their specs and wondered why they have tinted lenses.

Well, lenses with a rose/amber tint to them helps to increase contrast, which can benefit the rider by defining undulations in the ground and enhancing colours. Somewhat helpful additions when riding in and out of changeable conditions!

Brown lenses also boost contrast, but tend to be slightly darker for better protection in brighter sunlight.

Grey lenses offer you a dark lens to help block out light and have a neutral base tint. Usually the most popular choice for someone looking for a lens that can provide all day soothing relief from the sun.

Yellow lenses reduce blue light that can blur definition, without compromising optics in low light environments. Ideal for extreme low light conditions, like a classic British Summer’s day..!

Clear lenses are great for your prescription needs if you don’t require any tints. They still offer 100% UVA and UVB protection and can also help to shield your eyes from wind and debris.

Need a hoof in the right direction? The RxSport team have suggested some frames that will offer great protection and versatility for horse riding!

Rudy Project Rydon

The super thin temples will fit comfortably under your helmet and are also adjustable for a customised fit. A vast range of lenses can be swapped in and out to suit whatever conditions life throws at you.

Versatility is the name of the game for the Rydon, with interchangeable lenses and the option for prescription in both directly glazed and insert form.

A firm favourite with us here at RxSport!


Bolle Tempest

Style and functionality in abundance. The Bolle Tempest again has a range of lens options and some great frame colour choices. Perhaps it’s greatest party piece is the option of some quality Photochromic lenses (or Modulator as Bolle like to call them) which will adapt to changeable conditions automatically, so you can focus on the more important things!

Smith Approach Max

Wrapped frame and rubber lines temples for a secure fit, it also comes with a 3-lens package so you can wear them whatever the weather.

You may be thinking by now, ‘Why are they all the same shape?!’ Well, the Halfrim style of glasses helps to boost your peripheral vision, allowing vision to remain un-obstructed!

Oakley Crosslink MNP

This Oakley ophthalmic frame is available in clear and transitions lenses and is great for a customised fit. With four interchangeable nose pads and mouldable wire core temples with Unobtainium® components for non-slip grip.

The ultimate in ‘hybrid’ ophthalmic frames; one that can be worn for a chilled evening in front of the TV to a hack through the forest, they will stand up to anything your active lifestyle can throw at them!

If you prefer something a little bit more secure, a protective goggle may be the way to go! Available in prescription and a variety of lens tints.

Rex Specs Maxx Prescription Goggles

A close-fitting frame held in place by a thin strap that will fit comfortably under your hat.

Not quite as stylish as some of the sunglasses, but the added bonus of unbeatable impact protection. Available in either Polycarbonate or Trivex, these goggles meet the ASTM F803 Standard for Sports Protective Eyewear.

From Badminton to Burghley, get out there in your sunglasses this summer. Whether you are after some prescription glasses for an event or some stylish sunnies for spectating; check out our range so you can be hot to trot this summer!





Ray-Ban 2017 Releases!

We have good news! Ray-Ban have released some brand new models and lens options for the Summer 17 season… Want to know more, you’re in the right place!

Ray-Ban have long been known for pushing the boundaries of style, and pulling it off.

The mix of contemporary ideas and features coupled with iconic trends make you stand out from the crowd, and these latest models are no different!

If you’ve been to a festival over summer you must have noticed that there are nearly as many pairs of Ray-Ban’s as there are tents, and for good reason! The frames are lightweight, sturdy and most of all, ultra stylish.

Ray-Ban have put a slightly different spin on things this year. They have introduced the Ja-Jo. A stylish and timeless design which features a lightweight metal frame and colour matching rubber temples. This is certainly one for the fashion conscious festival go’er and if you’re at Worthy Farm this summer, I’m sure you will see one or two pairs around!

The swinging 60’s have been re-born with this frame. Ray-Ban have incorporated this classic styling with their legendary optical quality. Lens options for the Ja-Jo are as authentic as it gets, throwing it back to some classic colours, with ‘sugary-hued’ choices of all the modern favourites; Pink, Green, Orange, Yellow, Dark Violet & Light Blue!

It’s not only sunglasses that Ray-Ban are rocking right now. The retro inspired Ja-Jo is also available in an optical frame, oversized and round, one to surely make you stand out from the crowd!

It’s not only brand new frames that Ray-Ban have been producing, they have also been remastering some of our old favourites!

Perhaps one of the most striking new additions to a Ray-Ban classic is the Clubround Wood. This modern and outlandish take on a time-honoured model is perhaps one of the boldest moves from a company that is well known for playing close to the edge!

Two of Ray-Ban’s most popular glasses; the Clubmaster and Round have moulded together to create the inspirational design of the Clubround wood. An icon in it’s own right!

Tones of Maple, Walnut or Cherry wood combine with classic Ray-Ban styling whilst not compromising on quality lenses with advanced Polarised filters to make this a truly fantastic pair of sunglasses.

We all know that a pair of sunglasses is nothing without a quality lens!

Lenses are something that can make or break a pair of sunglasses, so Ray-Ban have pushed the boat out once again, re-defining the style of lenses.

The Summer 17 collection has been boosted with a splash of colour, and it looks awesome! Frames like the Clubmaster have benefited from a Bronze Rim upgrade for a truly fresh look.

However, it is lenses where Ray-Ban have really excelled this year. Perhaps their signature is a quality gradient lens, and this year colour has been thrown in to the gradient. Gradient mineral lenses offer a fun ‘kaleidoscopic’ effect and are a real head turner!

The gradient mineral lenses give the lenses a rainbow pattern, a contemporary approach to a timeless classic. Style never looked so good this summer!


“Find your style this spring with Ray-Ban. From re-engineered classics to chic new models, celebrate iconic design your way. Fresh. Bold. Individual. Make your look iconic with Ray-Ban spirit.” – Ray-Ban

Ray-Ban & Ferrari

You’ve heard of Oakley’s partnership with Ferrari and some of you eagle eyed F1 fans may have even spotted the distinctive Ray-Ban logo printed on the side of the Prancing Horses over the past couple of seasons, but this year, they have teamed up to create sunglasses in an exclusive Ferrari collection!

Nothing has been released yet, but keep an eye out as it’s not long until the start of the F1 season so new styles lathered with Ferrari red will be just around the corner! – Ray-Ban Ferrari Collection

If you can’t wait for Ray-Ban to release their Ferrari range, check out Oakley’s collaboration with the world’s most powerful brand!


We here at RxSport are excited to see what the new season brings! Keep an eye out on our shelves, new products will be arriving non-stop this spring period!

Show us your SS17 style by sharing your pictures and adventures with us on social media.





Cycling Season 2017 Preview

With Spring just around the corner and our time in the mountains coming to an end, it is time to get back in to the swing of all things cycling!

This handy little guide will show you what’s going on, what’s new in the wide world of cycling and how to catch it!

Tour De France

We can’t write about the cycling season and not mention the Tour De France!

The Tour De France kicks off this year in Dusseldorf, on July 1st 2017, with Britain’s own Chris Froome looking to defend his coveted yellow jersey. It’s looking good for Froome, who has taken to the Tour De France over the last few years like a duck to water, winning 3 times. However, with his dominance comes a new challenge; the organisers are getting somewhat tired of Brits coming across the channel and blowing away the competition! So this year it is looking like it may not play quite as easily into his hands; with more mountain stages and less time trials, which could hinder the man from Kenya.

Some other favourites for the title this year are fellow big names in road cycling, with Colombian Nairo Quintana and Alberto Contador among the favourites to de-throne Froome.

With cycling becoming one of the fastest growing sports in the UK, the 2017 Tour De France coverage on our TV’s is the most comprehensive yet, thanks to Eurosport and ITV. Even more incentive to get involved with cycling, or to dust off your old bike from the garage and get back out on the road!

If a trip to the Pyrenees for stage 12 isn’t viable for you this year, then a simple trip to the sofa will have to do! Check out when and how you can watch Le Tour on your TV on the Cycling Weekly site.

Peter Sagan

One of our favourite cyclists here at RxSport is Peter Sagan, so we thought we would keep you posted on when and where to keep an eye out for the Slovakian racer!

  • 18/3/17 – Milano – Sanremo
  • 2/4/17 – Tour Des Flandres
  • 9/4/17 – Paris – Roubaix
  • 1/7/17 – Tour De France

Sagan is currently ranked #1 in the UCI world rankings, so he is sure to be in there with a shot in the big races this year!

He’s also pretty funny off the bike, right after a race he was filmed scoffing a packet of sweets! Check it out…

UK Mountain Biking

If being out in the woods and getting muddy is your preference then we’ve got you covered too!

Mountain biking, it’s like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it! If you’re happy to spend your day bombing down hills, avoiding roots and getting covered in dirt then look no further! Here’s some events happening around the UK for the MTB enthusiast.

  • The Snowdonia MTB Challenge

Yes, this is probably as hard as it sounds! The challenge takes you from the foot of the famous mountain over some varying terrain with some spectacular views of Snowdon itself. The trail follows strict National Park guidelines, but there’s plenty of rocky and muddy patches to keep you on your toes! The event takes place on the 26th March 2017. Head over to the British Cycling page for more info – The Snowdonia MTB Challenge

  • Trek Demo Weekend

If the previous event was all about endurance, this is all about testing new bikes! We know the feeling, every year brands bring out a new bike that is bigger and better than the one all polished and sitting pretty in your garage, however the price doesn’t quite agree with you!

The Trek Demo weekend in Glentress lets you have a run around on the newest bikes for the season and give you a taster of what it could be like if you were to part with a few £££’s! Check out the information for this event on the MoreDirt website –  Trek Demo Weekend

  • Pro Events

If you’re more into settling down in the forest with a Thermos flask and marvel at how the pro’s do it, or fancy catching a glimpse of some of the new bikes they are riding then here’s a list of some of the top events around the country this year!

Keep an eye out for current world champion and record breaker, Great Britain’s Rachel Atherton. Who is on course to win her third consecutive Downhill World Cup title! Rachel Atherton – Red Bull

2017 Cycling Sunnies

With every new cycling season, brands are competing to bring out the best new gear, and sunglasses are always hotly discussed between eager cyclists! Seeing as we deal with one or two pairs of sunnies over the year, why not show you what new glasses are hitting our shelves this year that can keep you protected out on the roads or trails.

adidas Zonyk Aero Pro

Another season, another game changer from adidas! The Zonyk Aero Pro takes all the quality of the Zonyk Pro and chops half the frame off. Lightweight and quality, the Aero Pro is perfect for both the long road races in the alps to the dirty trails of the British countryside.

Oakley Jawbreaker

Oakley, the pinnacle in sports eyewear. The Jawbreaker has been a favourite of novice to pro cyclists alike. Most notably down to it’s versatility. Lens changing at the flick of a switch and adjustable temple lengths makes it a must have bit of kit in the cyclist’s arsenal. Combine it with Oakley’s legendary Prizm lens tech and you’ve got yourself a winner!

Tifosi Crit

Tifosi is among one of the favourite brands for cycling glasses here at RxSport HQ. We are slightly stumped at what some of these glasses cannot do! All within affordable prices. The Tifosi Crit is a rival for the big boys, whilst being bank friendly. The Crit is a stylish frame with a tough TR-90 frame material and vented lenses, helping reduce the risk of fogging up. The temples and nosepad are totally adjustable, giving you a customised fit, it’s not always about looking good you know!

Are you making the most of the spring sunshine and getting out on your bike? Share your pictures with us on our Social Media pages.





Meet the RxSport Team – Zoe

Meet the RxSport Team gives you a chance to learn more about the faces behind your screens and monitors! This week we get to know our newest team member and resident dispensing optician, Zoe. The eyes and ears taking care of everything prescription!

If you could have any superpower, what would it be, and why?
Its cliché but it has to be invisibility! Most for sneaking into gigs and sporting events rather than the usual shenanigans!

What’s your favourite sport or pastime?
Spectating?! I used to play roller derby, but had a pretty nasty leg break that lead to my early retirement. I love going to watch basketball, who can beat watching the rugby or MotoGP with a pint on a Sunday?

If you were stuck on a island and you could have three things sent to you, what would they be?
My phone (providing I get 4G!), tea and biscuits.

If you were a box of cereal which would you be, and why?
It has to be Cheerios. They manage to cross the line between feeling like a healthy option, but still being a kids cereal.

Are you a skier or a snowboarder?
Neither, have to confess I’ve never done either, but I do love sledging at the Snow Dome. Ice skating would be my winter sport of choice.

How many pairs of sunglasses do you own?
3 Ray-Bans at the moment, 2 prescription and one without for the rare occasion I manage to put contact lenses in.  

What do you like most about working at RxSport?
Dealing with such a diverse and quality range of products is my dream job.

What’s your favourite brand at RxSport?
Has to be Rudy Project, masses of lens options and for those of us with prescriptions, the choice of an insert or directly glazed. Solution for everything!

Nicest place you have travelled to?
Rome, without a doubt. I went for my honeymoon a few years ago, and we just had the greatest time.

If you could invite any famous personality over for dinner, who would it be?
Shaq! A sporting legend, and I think he’s be a pretty hilarious dinner guest. Also, useful if I needed anything reaching from high places.

That’s all for meet the team, for now! If you want to find out more then why not pop in to the showroom to see us!

Athlete Profile – Dave Ryding

Lancashire; famous for Hotpot, Football Teams, The Blackpool Tower and the Red Rose. Oh, and an Alpine Ski Racer?

It’s not often that someone from the shores of Great Britain is recognised on the world stage in Alpine Sports. Step forward Dave ‘The Rocket’ Ryding.

Dave began skiing at the age of 6, and unlike many on the world stage, began on the humble dry slope. From there, he has worked his way up to this season, a pinnacle in his career (so far!).

From humble beginnings, Dave has now represented GB in 2 Winter Olympic Games and secured a status right up there with the world’s best. The 2016 season was something of a breakthrough for the man from Preston, beginning with a career best 12th place finish in Val D’Isere, finishing the season with a more than impressive 115 World Cup points. However, it was the 2016/17 season where Ryding stepped fully into the limelight…

Perhaps one of the highlights of this season is the 2nd place finish at the infamous Kitzbuhel World Cup Slalom, a result that incorporated years of hard work and perseverance, and broke records in the process!

Ryding broke a record that had stood for 35 years by finishing on the podium in Austria; a feat that, as of yet, is his best career World Cup result. This wasn’t a one off, the result has been backed up by impressive performances; including an agonising 4th place finish in the Stockholm Parallel Slalom, missing out on a podium place by 0.06 seconds!

Following on from this, a finish of 11th in the St Moritz World Championships was almost considered as a bit of a disappointment, which really goes to show how far Dave has come in the last few years and how impressive some of his World Cup results have been!

You have to applaud just how remarkable these performances and results are. The Rocket is mixing with the likes of Marcel Hirscher and Henrik Kristoffersen who have the might of the Austrian and Norweigan teams respectively; teams which contain pretty much every ounce of support a professional athlete could want! From ski technicians to rehab doctors. On the other hand, Ryding has achieved his success on very limited resources, with just a handful of support staff on his team. However, lets hope his success helps pump some funding into inspiring and developing young alpine skiing talent.

We are sure there is plenty to come from Dave and surely it won’t be long until he is a regular on the podium, really challenging the Austrian and Norwegian powerhouses.

Dave is now among the favourites to finish in medal contention at the next Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang 2018. Not bad for a Brit!

From all of us at RxSport, good luck!

Have Dave Ryding’s performances and results inspired you to take to the slopes? Show us how you are getting on for your chance to be featured on our Social Media pages.




Alternative Apres Ski

Fed up of the same old Apres activities? Here’s some inspiration from us of what sort of things can keep you busy while the slopes close for the night!

We know the feeling, the slopes are shut and skiing is over for the day, so you find your way to terra firma and make the most of some of the local watering holes. Only to find that the nightlife gets the better of you and waking up for the first lift is a tough one!

So, RxSport are here to help! Here are some ideas from the team about how to keep busy in the evenings!

Dog Sledding

More resorts than ever give you the opportunity to take to the tranquil backcountry and try your hand at dog sledding! This traditional method of transport isn’t for the feint hearted however, Huskies aren’t the greatest off-road machines, so time to get that lactic acid pumping and help push up the steeper hills! Most resorts and companies will allow you to be in charge of your own sled, with 3 to 4 dogs to keep you company and keep you on your toes. This makes it a great alternative to those who fancy a bit more adventure and want to tick something off their bucket list!

A family can be given the run around by the dogs for around £180 per person (resort depending).


Bobsled & Skeleton

Thrill seekers listen up… Speaking as someone who has been lucky enough to have thrown themselves down an icy slope on a metal tray at near 100 km/h, I can tell you, it’s the most fun you can have lying down! This unparalleled experience can only be had at select few resorts, so choose wisely. It is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity, so channel your inner Amy Williams and settle down for the ride of your life!

Sliding doesn’t come cheap, the ‘Thunder on Ice’ experience at Whistler Sliding centre starts at $179 per person.


You’ve had a busy day out on the slopes, what better way to spend the evening than relax in the Spa? For those who like to holiday in style and comfort, a spa evening after a long day is just what the doctor ordered. Sauna, steam rooms and Jacuzzi’s, all to help rest the muscles that have taken a hammering. It is no secret that a long day skiing takes it out of you, so check out some of the best Ski-Spa resorts and hotels that can give you the ultimate evening relaxation – Telegraph Ski & Snowboard

Ice Skating

Fancy yourself as the next Jayne Torvill or Christopher Dean? Strap on your skates and head out onto the ice! A great family activity that is a fantastic apres ski alternative at most big resorts. Whether you find yourself tussling with tourists on a tailor made ice rink, or fancy braving it out with the locals on a frozen lake, there are plenty of options, especially in Europe and North America. If you’ve never been before, we would recommend you take some knee pads!

This is a great and often cheap alternative to Apres Ski. With prices from as low as £8, including skate hire. That’s about as much as a local beer in some resorts!

Night walks

A perfect alternative for all you night owls! Get the camera ready and take a stroll under the stars. If you’re lucky enough to be staying somewhere on the mountain, this is an ideal option, just wander around outside and gaze up into space! Given that ski resorts tend to be situated at higher climbs, light pollution can be reduced, giving you a great view of the stars, make sure you wrap up warm though!

If you’re venturing to Scandinavia, why not have a trek and search for the magical Northern Lights, another one to tick off the bucket list! Check out the Northern Lights forecast to see whether you might be in luck! – Aurora Forecast

The best thing about this, it’s free! All you need is a torch and your thermals (and a good sense of direction)!

Share your favourite apres ski experiences with us, by tagging us in your social media pictures!




Introducing the Rudy Project Fotonyk

Hot off the press and straight onto our shelves. Find out everything you need to know about Rudy Project’s latest masterpiece!

For all of you fashion conscious athletes out there, the Fotonyk has removable rubber bumpers that can be chopped and changed to match even the brightest sporting attire!

Fotonyk Stats:

  • Coupled with Rudy Project’s legendary Ergonose technology to allow for superior comfort
  • Personalise your Fotonyk’s with interchangeable lenses and bumpers, colour is everything!
  • Safety is never compromised with Rudy Project; integrated hinges reduce the chance of injury from impact or crashes (it happens to the best of us!)
  • Vent controllers, combined with Rudy Project’s top quality optics & ImpactX 2 Photochromic lenses provide spectacular visual clarity

We may go on about this a lot, but the Fotonyk’s party piece is it’s customisable bumpers, which not only make it look awesome, but offer an extra level of protection when you take a knock.

The bumpers are moulded from a soft and resilient polymer, offering enhanced protection to the face during falls or impacts. They secure to the frame via a smart lock system, which also allows the bumpers to be removed to create a classic half-rim look, providing fantastic peripheral vision, especially for those nasty climbs!

The Fotonyk compliment’s it’s Rudy Project cousins very well, a pair of glasses that can be worn for pretty much any activity, without breaking the bank. From the toughest and muddiest of downhill MTB courses, to the steep inclines of worldwide road races.

The Fotonyk includes Rudy Project’s award-winning Vent Controller system, which allows better airflow around the eye area of the glasses by a simple click and adjustment of the lens. On top of this, lightness, durability and strength is maintained with the shock resistant Grilamid frame, with added air ventilation channels to vent out air, improving air flow and reducing drag. Giving you those extra seconds which come in more than useful when out on the bike!

And don’t worry, they are available in prescription too!

We can’t wait to try them out. If you beat us too it, show us what you think by tagging us in your social media pictures!




Eyes on the Prize! – Smith Goggles 2017

Smith Optics have long been known for their pursuit of perfection. 50 years of building, testing and refining have lead to their most advanced goggles yet. Here is all the information you need to know about them for this season! 

Smith Optics I/O – An Icon of the Smith Optics ski goggles range, the I/O has been given a face lift for 2017, and what a face lift it is! The I/O has always been known among the snow enthusiasts community as one of the few goggles on the market that offers totally uncompromising performance, and we here at RxSport, couldn’t agree more! Don’t believe us? See for yourself by checking out what you guys have to say about them and how they have helped you to ‘Pursue Your Thrill’.

So, what about it’s relatives..? The Smith Interchangeable Series has something for everyone. Top of the range performance coupled with striking colours. Fogging up is a thing of the past with Smith’s 5x Anti-Fog Technology and a Porex Filter, a small but mighty addition to the lens world! The newest introduction to the range is the big brother of the I/O, the I/O7. It has all you could ever want in a goggle, seamless fit with helmets, an impressive quick release lens change system and pretty awesome styles! Find out more about the I/O7 here!

Chromapop Lenses. You’ve heard of Oakley’s Prizm tech, now there’s a new player in town! Chromapop lenses provide greater definition whilst enhancing visual clarity by filtering light at two specific wavelengths to provide a sharper visual experience. This tech is specifically tuned to help you get the best out of the conditions on the mountain and with the three different tints, you have the confidence to throw yourself down the slopes whatever the condition!

To make the I/O even better, we are giving away a free Smith Optics Snow Eraser. Chamois leather on one side and sponge on the other makes this handy little sponge the ideal companion when out on the slopes playing in the pow! We only have limited stock of the erasers, so don’t miss out!

Everyone loves to look colour co-ordinated out on the slopes, for good reason, you’ve got to look cool, right?! Smith align their goggles and helmets to provide not only a perfect match in fit, but also rock some pretty awesome colour combinations, check out our range of Smith helmets and match them with your goggles!

Love Smith gear? Keep an eye out for the new range of colours and lens tints coming out in the 2017/18 season!

Get involved with ours and Smith’s social media by using the hashtags #SmithOptics and #RxSportAdventures