Brand In Focus 2018 – Anon

Anon

From progressive design concepts to technical executions, Anon ensures that every product meets the demands of the top snowboarders in the world while delivering an unparalleled riding experience and style statement.

Helmets

Anon helmets pick up the baton from RED – keeping standards as high as you’d expect from the Burton Snowboard family. Innovative blended helmet constructions, plus collaborations with BOA fit systems and MIPS technology, show that Anon mean business. Technical expertise has been blended with Anon’s renowned artwork, allowing riders to express their individual style.

Raven and Highwire

One for Hardshell enthusiasts.

“The men’s Anon Highwire helmet features Endura-Shell construction for long-lasting durability and strength. The sleek, low-profile design with a classic brimmed look incorporates venting throughout to keep goggles clear and maintain comfort all day long.” – Anon

Like many brands, Anon create a women’s specific version of their helmets. Therefore the Raven is born from the Highwire. So what makes the Raven different? Not only do they come in a unique colour range,

Auburn and Invert

After a helmet that’s lightweight and has a modern design – that’s exactly what you get with the Invert from Anon.

Looking for a women’s specific helmet? You’re in luck. Anon have taken the Invert and created a women’s specific version – the Auburn. What makes it different? More feminine colour options, fleece lined ear pads and inner lining.

“The women’s Anon Auburn helmet features MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) for the safest protection against angled impacts. In-Mold shell construction offers the best in comfort with a sleek, low-profile fit and performance. Multiple vents throughout keep goggles clear and maintain comfort all day long.” – anon.

 

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Goggles

For over a decade, Anon has challenged the competition by pushing the limits of design, style and technical execution. Art and design is incorporated into every component. By fusing proven performance with progressive aesthetics, Anon take it further to give riders what they need.

M4 Toric Goggles

Utilising the latest in lens technology, Anon’s M4 Toric features a new lens curvature which is optimised for ventilation, peripheral vision and helmet compatibility. Paired with the outstanding optics offered by Zeiss’ Sonar lens technology – the M4 Toric goggles are one of the outstanding designs of this winter.

“The Anon M4 goggle offers the most precise helmet-to-goggle fit with maximum field of vision, SONAR by ZEISS clarity, powerful magnetic lens retention, and the unprecedented versatility to switch between toric and cylindrical lenses. Toric lens technology mimics the curvature of the eye for superior optics, enhanced peripheral vision, and maximized venting for fog-free vision.” – Anon.

Did you know, all M4 Toric Goggles also come with a magnetic facemask (as shown below).

M4 With Face Mask

 

Although at present we only offer the M4 Goggle with a Toric lens out of the box, we stock both the Toric and Cylindrical lenses as spare lenses.

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New Video Alert – Giro Jackson Helmets

We’re excited to bring you our latest video released over on our YouTube channel.

This video brings you the latest in helmet tech from Giro in the form of their new Jackson helmets.

For their new Jackson helmet, Giro tore up the rule book and went back the drawing board. Their aim was to deliver a helmet that not only looked aesthetically great, but excelled their already high safety standards. We’re excited to say that this is exactly what they’ve done!

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Brand In Focus – POC Helmets

If you’ve landed on this blog, it’s likely that you’re keen to discover the latest from POC Helmets for this season? Look no further! We’re giving you the lowdown on a few of our favourites, old and new for this season.

New kid on the block – The Obex Spin

“The Obex SPIN provides adaptable protection for a variety of styles of skiing and snowboarding. Constructed with an EPS liner, PC Shell and ABS top shell, the Obex is lightweight, making it ideal for all-day use. An interior size-adjustment system allows a user to find an ideal fit without needing to change pads.” – POC

**What is POC SPIN? – POC SPIN – Shearing Pads Inside: Rotational Impact Protection by POC**

The Obex Spin has been developed specifically for skiers and snowboarders looking for the perfect balance in material quality, protection, weight and comfort whether on or off piste.

Shop now at just £149.99


POC Fornix

POC FORNIX SKI HELMET - POLYSTYRENE GREY“The award winning Fornix is a lightweight, aramid reinforced and well-ventilated helmet. By applying aramid strings and molding them together with the foam liner, it was possible to develop a lightweight helmet while maintaining structural stability and a high level of protection. The aramid allows energy to be dispersed over the entire bridge, giving the helmet better energy absorption.” – POC

The award-winning POC Fornix is a lightweight and well ventilated ski helmet, featuring reinforced structural stability through the use of Aramid fibres bonded into the helmet’s structure. Size adjustment can also be made using the turn ring to get a comfortable, snug fit in seconds.

Shop now at just £124.99


POCito Auric Cut Spin

“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

POC Helmet Technology - Integrated LED panelThis is one seriously cool helmet for the younger generation. Not only will they look awesome, you’ll rest assured that they’re safe with this helmet, it’s jam packed with safety features! These include the Integrated LED panel on the back of the helmet helps to improve visibility in low light conditions, meaning you can easily keep an eye on your little ones as they tackle the powder. Add to this the Recco Avalance Rescue System. Rescue teams carry detectors, which send out a search signal. Reflectors worn by skiers (built into this helmet as standard), bounce back a signal that directs the rescuer straight to the reflector.

Shop now at just £149.99

 

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Top Dry Ski Slopes and Indoor Ski Centres In UK

Not only is it a great day out for everyone, dry ski slopes and indoor snow centres can be the perfect warm up for a season out on the slopes. We’ve handpicked our favourite centres from Glasgow to Plymouth and everywhere in between!

snozone logoSnozone

Both centres feature real snow slopes and they update their freestyle terrain weekly. Alongside lessons for all abilities both centres also offer ice sliding and sledging! Who doesn’t love sledging?

Where are they?
Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire and Castleford in West Yorkshire.
More info snozoneuk.com


Chill Factore LogoChill Factore

Where to start…At 180m, this is the UK’s longest indoor real snow slope. Here you can get ski and snowboard lessons, but also mogul, ski cross and boardercross sessions. That’s not something you find at every centre!

Where is it?
Manchester
More info chillfactore.com


Cardiff Ski and Snowboard CentreCardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre

Originally built in 1969 this was one of the first dry ski slopes in the UK. Back in 1969 it maxed out at 90m, but has now been extended to 100m in length. There’s plenty to play with if you’re a freestyle skier, we’re talking boxes, kicers, quarter pipes, whale tails and more!

Where is it?
Cardiff, 10 minutes from the city centre
More info skicardiff.co.uk


the snow centre logoThe Snow Centre

The Snow Centre has a 160m real snow slope including boxes, rails and kickers for freestylers. Both ski and snowboarding slopes are over 30m wide and maintained with the perfect snow surface – perfect for all your indoor skiing and snowboarding needs!

Where is it?
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
More info thesnowcentre.com


snowdome logoSnowdome

Offering up a 170m main slope alongside two learner slopes, ice rink, swimming pool and a gym, this centre has everything! On the main slope you’ll find cool freestyle features such as rails, kickers and boxes to play with. Looking for something for the young ones? Head over to their tubing and tobogganing area.

Where is it?
Tamworth, Staffordshire
More info snowdome.co.uk


snow factor logoSnow Factor

Scotland’s only real snow indoor slope hits 168m in length. Fancy something a little different? Why not give ice wall climbing a go? Or simply head over to their ice bar or beer hall for something to drink.

Where is it?
Braehead, Glasgow
More info snowfactor.com


suffolk ski centre logoSuffolk Ski Centre

Part of the Suffolk Leisure Park the slope here is 180m long and includes a toboggan run. Lenses are available for all abilities.

Where is it?
Ipswich, Suffolk
More info suffolkskicentre.co.uk


Tallington Lakes Ski Slope logoTallington Lakes Ski Slope

One local to us here, with a 130-meter dry slope along with a smaller nursery slope also perfect for tobogganing.

Where is it?
Tallington, Stamford
More info www.tallington.com/land-activities/dry-ski-slope/


Plymouth Ski Slope and Snowboard Centre logoPlymouth Ski Slope and Snowboard Centre

Hosting the longest artificial slope in the South West. Private or group lessons for all abilities available. Here they use PERMA-SNOW on their two slopes. It is quite different to the diamond matting that dry slope skiing is known for, as it does not have any holes in the mats.

Where is it?
Plymouth, Devon
More info jnlplymouth.co.uk


Whatever your taste, wherever you’re located, there’s something out there for you. Just get out there and hit the slopes. Whether it’s your first time, or you’re a pro, there is nothing more exciting then being on the slopes.

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Skiing In Scotland

In honour of Burn’s Night 2019, we’re taking our focus North and looking at Skiing in Scotland.

The Scottish ‘season’ usually runs from mid December through to early April, but as with any resort, this varies massively depending on snowfall. If you were to look at heading up between January and late March though you should be in luck! Conditions are changeable, so make sure that you are ready to visit at short notice!

In a recent Telegraph article it was estimated that in excess of 247,000 people visited the mountains of Scotland for skiing last season. This was helped by record snow depths and sites staying open until May, far later than expected. All of this has given Scottish skiing a much needed boost in popularity and we expect 2019 to be even better.

So where would we pick as five places to consider in 2019…

  • GLENSHEE. ABERDEENSHIRE.
  • GLENCOE. HIGHLANDS.
  • CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN. HIGHLANDS.
  • LECHT. ABERDEENSHIRE.
  • NEVIS RANGE. HIGHLANDS.

There’s an awesome feature on the Visit Scotland website that allows you to sign up to snow alerts online. This is great if you’re local and want to head out on fresh snow – https://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/active/skiing-snowsports/snow-alert-signup/

 

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New Oakley Prescription Sunglasses

We’re proud to introduce the latest frames from Oakley to be added to our list of Prescription Sunglasses!

Diecutter

  • A fresh new look for the Latch family
  • Includes the latch clip to securely attach it to your shirt
  • Lightweight and durable stainless steel frame
  • Unobtainium temple coatings give a secure fit

Latch Beta

  • A new modern and masculine style again in the Latch family
  • Includes the latch clip to securely attach it to your shirt
  • On trend flat brow style with a double bridge
  • Three-Point Fit architecture for a secure and comfortable fit

Pitchman R

  • Based on the popular Pitchman R optical frame
  • Lightweight and flexible O Matter frame front with stainless steel temples
  • No-slip Unobtainium temple coatings for a secure fit
  • Unique Hollowpoint hinge design gives a screw-free, durable finish

Siphon

  • Wrapped lifestyle frame inspired by the Carbon Prime
  • O Matter frame material for a flexible yet durable fit
  • Unobtainium coated temples

Split Shot

  • Wrapped fishing specific frame
  • Includes a detachable leash, Oakley’s first Integrated Retainer System
  • Lightweight and flexible O Matter frame
  • Unobtainium nosepads for a comfortable and secure fit

All frames are fitted with authentic Oakley True Digital ll prescription lenses and finished with Oakley’s stealth AR coating.

** Have you tried our prescription filter? Simply upload your prescription and you can instantly filter out what frame styles are out of range for your prescription. It’s a great way to help narrow down your choice! **

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Brand In Focus – Scott Helmets

All of the following helmets feature MIPS Technology. But what is MIPS?

Scott Helmets - MIPS TechnologyA revolutionary technology that lets the helmet slide relative to the head, adding more protection against rotational violence to the brain caused by angled impacts. MIPS is seamlessly integrated into the helmet shell with no compromise on fitting comfort.

 

Symbol 2 Plus D MIPS

“The Scott Symbol 2 Plus D delivers the next level in skiing safety. With D3O inserts and MIPS integration this helmet has established a new standard for low, mid, and high velocity impacts. With a totally new shape, the second generation boasts a much lower profile than its predecessor and our 360° Pure Sound ear pads allow for better noise detection, meaning you will be looking your best and staying safe.” – Scott

Featuring three innovative safety technologies, the Symbol 2 Plus D represents a leap in helmet development. With D3O inserts and MIPS integration this helmet has established a new standard for low, mid, and high velocity impacts. This is flat-out the safest and most ventilated helmet Scott have ever created!

Available in Radiant Red and Nightfall Blue.

Shop now at just £169.99


Symbol 2 Plus MIPS

Similar to the Symbol 2 Plus D MIPS, but without the D30 technology, introducing the Symbol 2 Plus MIPS!

“With an updated shape and drastically lower profile, the SCOTT Symbol 2 Plus is the freeskier’s perfect helmet. Featuring 360° Pure Sound ear pads and MIPS® integration, the Symbol 2 Plus is one of the safest helmets on the market.” – Scott

Beyond the confines of the resort, safety becomes a key priority. In this unpredictable environment you need to be prepared to anything. The Symbol 2 is equipped to do exactly that, with a raft of features all geared towards protection without compromise.

Available in Black, White and Racer Blue.

Shop now at £129.99


Chase 2 Plus MIPS

“The Scott Chase 2 Plus helmet comes with MIPS and 360° Pure Sound technology as well as an active venting system. It is perfect for everyday skiing, offering superior protection and comfort.” – Scott

The Scott Chase 2 Plus helmet comes with MIPS and 360° Pure Sound technology as well as an active venting system. It is perfect for everyday skiing, offering superior protection and comfort. Offering all round comfort and protection, you can’t get much better than that!

Available in Black, Nightfall Blue, Racer Blue and White.

Shop now at £104.99


APIC Plus MIPS

“The Scott Apic Plus Helmet is a hard shell constructed, durable helmet. Lightweight, comfortable, and offering a higher level of protection thanks to the inclusion of the MIPS® Brain Protection System, a state-of-the-art system that enables better protection of the head by reducing the impact of rotational forces during a crash.” – Scott

The Apic Plus design combines a tough ABS hardshell with an impact-absorbing EPS liner. You can fine-tune the fit to perfectly fit your head shape using the MRAS Fit System. There’s plenty of venting within the Apic Plus too that’ll keep you cool all day long. With MIPS as standard you’re in safe hands.

Available in Matte Black, Matte White and Iron Grey.

Available now at £84.99

Also available without MIPS at £59.99


 

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Brand In Focus – Roxy Helmets

Looking for Roxy Helmets? Look no further. Here’s our overview of the latest and greatest in the collection.

Roxy Ivory

Lightweight, but super strong in all the right places. This is thanks to its hybrid construction. Designed with front and top active ventilation channels to increase airflow. Available in White (Egret) or Black (True Black).

Shop now from £99.99


Angie SRT

Premium quality and protection with awesome styling at a great price. This helmet is super lightweight due to its double micro shell and in-mold construction.

Available in Red (Beet Red) and Black (True Black).

Shop now from £89.99


Misty Girl

A great helmet for your little ones. Each design has a flash of colour and funky design. You’ll get maximum protection with its double micro shell and super light in-mold helmet construction, built with EPS shock absorber foam.

Available in Teal Blue (Aruba Blue Little Miss Alpine), Red (Neon Grapefruit Foxes) and Sky Blue (Swell Flowers Girl).

Shop now from £39.99


Happyland

An incredibly lightweight helmet that’s designed for smaller heads. With a fleece lining and disl fit system it’s incredibly comfy too. Available in White (Alska Bird) and Red (Snowflakes).

Shop now from £49.99


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Christmas 2018 Ideas – Staff Picks

Here at RxSport we cannot wait for Christmas, but where do you start when it comes to gift shopping?

We’ve had a few members of the RxSport team handpick their favourite kit from the current range:

Laura

Picking my favourite kit from 2018-19 is pretty easy, I love the female specific kit available at the moment.

ROXY ANGIE SRT SKI HELMET - BEET REDRoxy Angie SRT helmet – The fleece lining keeps you nice and warm on the slopes and the Fidlock buckles means you can take it on and off without having to take your gloves off. Also having the new shock response technology really gives you piece of mind knowing you are well protected

GIRO ELLA SKI GOGGLES - BLEACHED OUT / VIVID ROYAL + VIVID INFRAREDGiro Ella Ski Goggles – I love the colourful designs and fleece lining you get in this model and the fact they fit over my glasses so comfortably is a real bonus! The Vivid lenses are great for bringing out the definition in the snow and the fact they are so easy to change with their magnetic system makes them my go to pair for any condition.


Callum

OAKLEY TURBINE SUNGLASSES - MATTE BLACK / PRIZM JADE POLARISEDFor me it’s pretty easy. My go-to sunglasses are the Oakley Turbine. The lightweight and wrapped design makes for a stylish but very practical frame that can be worn all day long, with no discomfort.

KREEDOM ROVER SKI GOGGLES - WOOD SATIN / COPPER CHROME + YELLOWNew to RxSport for 2018-19 is the brand Kreedom. Their collection includes three ski goggle styles, but the standout piece to me is their Kreedom Rover Goggles. A quick change magnetic lens design for under £90 is almost unheard of.

ANON INVERT MIPS SKI HELMET - GREYHelmet wise, it’s got to be the Anon Invert MIPS. The Anon Invert MIPS helmet symbolises everything Anon does best as a brand. A sleek, low-profile design which is deceptively feature-packed!

 


Filippo

For someone who snowboards, mountain bikes, road bikes and a few other crazy sports, picking my favourite piece is tricky. So here’s just a few!

SMITH VANTAGE MIPS SKI HELMET - MATTE BLACKSmith Vantage Ski Helmet – The Smith Vantage MIPS (also available in a non-MIPS version) is Smith’s market-leading helmet. They’ve created a helmet that is extremely strong, offering maximum protection, whilst keeping it extremely lightweight. This is down to its hybrid construction combined with Aerocore and Koroyd technology.

ELECTRIC ELECTRON SKI GOGGLES - MATTE BLACK / BLUE CHROME PHOTOCHROMICElectric Electron Ski Goggles – Where do you start on this? With groundbreaking electrochromic lens technology means you’ll never have to change your lens again, no matter what the conditions. A quick press of the button and it’s adaptive LED lens will lighten or darken between three settings, adapting to your conditions. It’s really easy to operate too!

OAKLEY PITCHMAN R - CLEAROakley Pitchman R Optical Glasses – If you’re a Liverpool fan, you may have spotted Jurgen Klopp wearing these throughout this season. The Pitchman R takes inspiration from the Pitchman, but with round lenses (hence the R). Temples created from ultra-light steel make for a lightweight and comfortable frame.

SWEET BUSHWHACKER II CARBON MIPS MOUNTAIN BIKE HELMET - SATIN BLACK METALLICSweet Bushwhacker II Carbon MIPS Bike Helmet – I was a fan of the original Bushwhacker II, but this new model cranks safety and strength up a notch with its integrated carbon fibre shell elements. It’s perfect for those days on the trail!

 


Gareth

As an avid cyclist and duathlon ‘doer’ I’m all about winter training and being able to continue throughout the colder months. Therefore my top picks for winter are focused on exactly that.

First up would be Rudy Project Rydon Sunglasses, but with their Photochromic lenses. Or if you’re like me, with a slightly smaller head you can opt for the new Rudy Project Rydon Slim.

Next up would be a helmet that keeps you visible out on the road, so either the Poc Ventral Spin in Zink Orange, or the Oakley ARO5 in Retina Burn.

Finally, something that was new this year, Oakley’s Prizm Low Light lenses. These have been a gamechanger for those early morning and evening outdoor training sessions, when Prizm Road has been too dark for good visibility. Prizm Low Light really does enhance the road ahead whilst allowing plenty of light through. There’s a great article on Prizm Low Light here.


Antonio

When it comes to goggles, I’m a fan of quick and easy to change lenses, therefore I really like the surge in magnetic lens technology that’s hitting the market.

If I had to pick just two, it would be:

ANON M4 TORIC MFI SKI GOGGLES - BLACK / SONAR RED + SONAR INFRAREDAnon M4 – The Anon M4 was my first introduction to Toric Lenses. This goggle offers a new lens curvature which is optimised for ventilation, peripheral vision and helmet compatibility. Pair this with Zeiss lens technology and it’s a truly incredible goggle. After something a little smaller? Maybe try the M2.

GIRO AGENT SKI GOGGLES - RED PEAK / VIVID ONYX + VIVID INFRAREDGiro Agent – Their infinity lens design is something to behold, whilst providing unmatched peripheral vision and a seriously cool look! Also the fact they’ve got a men’s and women’s variation (women’s is the Eave). The Axis and Ella are also worth a look!

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New Video Alert – Giro Agent & Eave Goggles

We’re excited to bring you our latest video released over on our YouTube channel.

This video brings you the latest in goggle tech from Giro, both the Agent and Eave Goggles.

Both the Agent and Eave feature Giro’s new Infinity Lenses for unmatched peripheral vision and one seriously cool and sleek look. Combine this with VIVID lenses and both styles are hard to beat!

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