RxSport Staff Summer Picks

It’s getting towards the middle of summer (apparently!). We asked the team to choose their favourite frames of this season!

Here’s what we chose!

Fil (aka Optical Man) – Office Manager:

Favourite frame – 100% Type S

The Type-S looks and feels great both on and off the bike. I really feel it bridges the gap between style and performance. It’s a classically styled frame which is packed full of technical features including their HiPER lens technology. The full-wrap design provides protection from light and reduces movement on your face, while the rubber coated nose pads and temple arms offer great fit and comfort!

100% Type-S Sunglasses
100% Type-S Sunglasses – Soft Tact Slate / Grey PeakPolar

Stacey – Sales Assistant Extraordinaire:

Favourite frameRed Bull SPECT Wing 3

I love how versatile the frame is – at first glance, they’re a really nice casual frame and you could get away with wearing them as an everyday pair. On the other hand, they are extremely lightweight yet sturdy and the Dual Temple system “wing” make them perfect for running or cycling. The ultimate sports-lifestyle frame!

Red Bull Wing 3 Sunglasses
Red Bull Wing 3 Sunglasses – Matte Black / Smoke Polarised

Johnny – Cycles a bit and writes these blogs:

Favourite frameRudy Project Spinair 59

One of the most underrated active-lifestyle frames out there! They’re so cool and I love the double bridge, it adds a bit of spice to my life! Rudy Project lenses are amazing too, the clarity is excellent and the Navy/Red combination works so well.

Rudy Project Spinair 59 Sunglasses
Rudy Project Spinair 59 Sunglasses – Matte Navy Blue / Multilaser Red

Paige – Dispatch/Marketing whizz:

Favourite frameDragon Hype

They are the perfect everyday pair of sunglasses. I have them in prescription, they are super lightweight and comfortable to wear. The clarity of the lenses is amazing! I usually suck with keeping glasses in one piece, so these are perfect as they are sturdy and fashionable!

Dragon Hype Sunglasses
Dragon Hype Sunglasses – Tortoise / Lumalens G15 Gradient

Zoe – Dispensing Optician/Problem Solver:

Favourite frameRay-Ban Erika

The Erika is a timeless style and because it is so light, I sometimes forget I’m wearing it! Perfectly compatible with prescription lenses to so it is very versatile. Ray-Ban lenses are beautiful and some of the new colour combinations are so stylish! 

Ray-Ban RB4171 Erika Sunglasses
Ray-Ban RB4171 Erika Sunglasses – Gloss Black / Light Brown w/Gold Mirror

Mark – The web guy (not spider-man):

Favourite frameOakley Flak Draft

I’m always trying to get out and about after work and at the weekends and I find the Flak Draft is the perfect frame for my activities! I use them for golf and for running and they’ve never let me down; a perfect frame for sports in my opinion!

Oakley Flak Draft Sunglasses
Oakley Flak Draft Sunglasses – Matte Black / Prizm Daily Polarised

Callum – The eyewear guru:

Favourite frameRay-Ban RB4228

Who can go wrong with Ray-Ban? They’re very lightweight so perfect for those long laid back days in the garden. Ray-Ban’s polarised lenses work a treat and in my opinion are among the best around!

Ray-Ban RB4228 Sunglasses
Ray-Ban RB4228 Sunglasses – Black / Green Polarised

Take a look at the entire range of Sunglasses

Introducing the 100% Hypercraft

100% Hypercraft. Feel Nothing. See Everything

Introducing the 100% Hypercraft, the next evolution of sports eyewear. A unique UltraCarbon frame for incredible strength at a remarkably light weight. A laser-cut cylindrical shield lens delivers a wide field of vision and the eye protection of shatterproof polycarbonate. Superior ventilation channels have been aerodynamically positioned into the lens to allow ultimate airflow and help stop fogging up while riding.

UltraLight. UltraPerformance. UltraCarbon. Featuring UltraCarbon technology, the frameless 100% Hypercraft sunglass is lighter, stronger and more dynamic than any performance shield on the market.

Hypercraft UltraCarbon

 

The Hypercraft’s frame is made from UltraCarbon – an interwoven mix of carbon fibre and nylon – to create the lightest and strongest construction. The result is a pair of sunglasses weighing an incredible 23 grams, offering barely-there feel paired with unbeatable performance.

100% HiPER Lens Technology

HiPER is a proprietary high-definition lens technology designed to ramp up contrast, amp up colour and enhance detail so you miss nothing on your ride.

The human eye perceives three primary colours – red, green and blue. But vision can begin to distort where these three colors overlap. 100% HiPER Lenses filter out these crossovers, resulting in greater contrast and even more vibrant colours. By ramping up the contrast, riders can experience depth-defining vision with unmatched perception to feel every detail of terrain before commanding past it.

Other features:

  • Designed in California – handcrafted in Italy with French optics
  • Streamlined Laser Cut Rimless Shield – with superior ventilation positioned with aerodynamic angles
  • Hydrophobic & Oleophobic Lens treatment – repels water, dirt, and oil
  • Scratch-resistant Lens coating – of the highest quality
  • Complete full-spectrum UV Protection – incl. UVA, UVB & UV400 wavelengths
  • Ultra-grip Rubber Nose and Temple Tips – to provide a secure fit
  • Ultra lightweight of 23 grams– offers ultimate performance with minimal weight
  • 5.5–Base Cylindrical Shield Lens– for increased peripheral view and protection
1005 Hypercraft Matte Metallic Into the Fade

Take a look at our entire range of 100% Sunglasses

Where Sport Meets Fashion

Sport and fashion is the name of the game here at RxSport & Tortoise+Black.

Have you visited our sister site, Tortoise+Black yet? If so, maybe you’ll have seen this weeks showcase of some sports lifestyle crossovers on their social media channels.

It’s a well known fact that we like our big oversized sports frames here at RxSport but the T+B team have raised us their Gucci’s and Stella McCartney frames as excellent alternatives!

The Crossover

Big oversized sports frames have an awful lot of similarities with some of the frames developed from the worlds leading fashion houses. Recent fashion trends have really shown this and some of our favourite sports frames have been worn by some of the biggest names in fashion.

Here you’ll find some of our picks for frames that look as good off the bike as they do on it. People want to stand out so what better way to do so than with a bold statement from your eyewear!

The Oakley Sutro has been one of the best selling frames of 2020 and for good reason! It is one of our favourite sports frames but it has more in common with the Gucci GG067S than we might think!

RxSport’s Top Picks

As selected by the guys in the office, here’s our picks of sports lifestyle crossover frames for this season from our huge range of sports brands!

 

100% Glendale – Shop Now

Oakley EVZero Blades – Shop Now
Smith Wildcat – Shop Now

Tortoise+Black’s Top Picks

The hot debate rages on, the T+B team have had their input and this is what they have come up with from some of the leading names in fashion!

 

Gucci GG0663S – Shop Now

Versace VE2140 – Shop Now

Stella McCartney SC0196S – Shop Now

Take a look at our entire range of sunglasses on both of our sites – RxSport & Tortoise+Black 

New Collection – Dragon Sunglasses

Illuminate Your Life

It’s a new decade so a new era for RxSport & Dragon. This season we are stocking a brand-new range of Dragon sunglasses that are packed full of tech and look as smart as they perform. This new range features models such as the ultra-stylish Baile which has been designed in conjunction with World Champion surfer, Mick Fanning, a pretty good combination if you ask us!

Plant Based Resin

It isn’t just new styles where Dragon have excelled this year. With a greater impetus on renewable materials and saving the planet; Dragon have developed their very own Plant Based Resin.

“Plant-based resin is a natural bio-based plastic, a smarter and much cleaner alternative to standard petroleum-based plastics. The material we use comes from castor bean oil, a highly resilient and renewable plant resource. It creates plastics that are strong, light, and durable while reducing our carbon footprint and ultimately, our impact on the planet. “

Dragon XP Collection

Featuring 3 all new collections specifically developed to help you in some of the toughest environments found on earth.

Hydra Collection

The Hydra Collection is built to adapt. Created using a lightweight low-density thermoplastic frame and featuring a detachable floating leash as standard on all XP Hydra models, this range of sunglasses float! Don’t think that because they are built using a lightweight material that they aren’t hard wearing! The Hydra collection includes performance polarised lenses to cut through glare while on the water and a unique recessed lens design that helps to prevent lens scratching from salt water.

Dragon Equinox X Sunglasses – Shop Now
Dragon Mariner X Sunglasses – Shop Now

Terra Collection

Adapt to your environment with the Terra collection. All XP Terra frames come as standard with replacement lenses for low and medium light conditions. Don’t get caught out, the Terra frames have a quick-change lens system so you can replace lenses on the fly. Also featured on this range is an ergonomic fit system that includes adjustable and ventilated nosepieces as well as full adjustable wire-core temples.

Dragon Ridge X Sunglasses – Shop Now
Dragon Tracer X Sunglasses – Shop Now

Glacia Collection

One of the harshest environments on the planet requires a superior product. The XP Glacia collection includes detachable sun shields for extra peripheral protection against the brightest sunlight as well as interchangeable cable temples for an even more secure fit when the treks get tough. With ventilated nose-pads & temple tips for better security and grip, this collection is packed full of technology to support your adventurous side.

Dragon Latitude X Sunglasses – Shop Now

Lumalens Technology

With Lumalens Technology standard across the board with this new range of Dragon Sunglasses, the great outdoors never looked so good. These high-quality lenses, paired with Dragon’s eye catching new styles offers a new approach to sports and lifestyle frames and we love it here at RxSport!

  • Precise Depth Perception – Lumalens technology filters out light that is attributed to haze & glare, improving your depth perception
  • Reduced Eye Fatigue – Improving visual definition across the full visible light spectrum helps your eyes adapt and sharpens your vision
  • Colour Optimisation – Incredible colour dimensions are added to your visual field, like seeing in HD
  • Clarity – Illuminate your life with Lumalens; it amplifies light that intensifies clarity and provides a smoother visual experience.

Take a look at our entire range of Dragon Sunglasses

Top Prescription Oakley Glasses Of 2019

2019 may not yet be over, but it’s been a great year for new Oakley Glasses. We’ve put our heads together and picked out our top frame styles from Oakley in 2019. With so many styles it was hard not to just include them all, but here’s our top picks!

Marshal (TruBridge)

Combining an in-demand lens shape with icon panels that take the look into fresh territory, Marshal’s lightweight yet durable frame comes with four sizes of TruBridge Technology nosepads matching personalized fit with uncompromised style.

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Crosslink (TruBridge)

The Crosslink TruBridge is a true crossover design with interchangeable temples that now has a deeper lens shape for a sporty lifestyle look so you can go from work to play without missing a beat.

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Tie Bar 0.5

Inspired by the design ethos that less is more, Oakley Tie Bar 0.5 melds a premium titanium material to a semi-rimless design for the perfect balance of simplicity and sophistication.

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Pitchman R

Inspired by the successful Pitchman model the Pitchman R offers a rounded lens and classic notch bridge for a traditional look. Made from lightweight, stress-resistant O Matter with ultra-light steel temples for ultimate all day comfort. If you’re looking for something even more special, you should consider the Pitchman R Carbon – made from feather-light carbon fibre it takes the Pitchman R to a whole new level.

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Metalink

Oakley Metalink takes a sport-inspired frame to the next level in style. The lightweight Nano-Matter front is combined with the strength and durability of stainless steel features for an upgraded look that can easily adapt to life on the go.

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Discover the full collection of Oakley Prescription Glasses 

Tifosi introduces new eyewear collection

Tifosi Optics are well known for offering sports and performance-orientated frames at a budget friendly price and this summer they’ve launched an all new collection. They’ve introduced three new models that are perfect for use on and off the bike, or almost any sport infact. They offer the perfect balance of sporty style with performance practicality.

Like Tifosi’s other models, the new frames are made of lightweight and flexible Grilamid TR-90 and are paired with soft Hydrophilic rubber nose pads. The lenses are made of shatterproof polycarbonate with 100% UV protection, and will be available with prescription options.

Swank

“Swank is retro-value for modern times, carrying the freedom of youth into the excitement and unpredictability of tomorrow. Swank’s light frame is designed for a no-slip fit and is equipped with shatterproof, scratch-resistant lenses covering a spectrum of popular colours.” – Tifosi

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Swick

“Sporting a fit made for those who take full advantage of life, Swick is vying to be your part of your adventure. Call it sweet. Call it sick. It’s Swick.” – Tifosi

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Smoove

“At the intersection of high tech and high fashion is Smoove. We’re talking rounded lenses of polycarbonate that are scratch resistant, shatterproof, and encased in an ultra-durable Grilamid TR-90 frame.” – Tifosi

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The New Oakley Ahyris Collection

Oakley™ has launched Ahyris, a sun and optical lifestyle collection. Featuring a unified design aesthetic that is symbolic of, and takes cues from the eye.

Oakley.com states that “the name ‘Ahy-Ris’ finds its source in the collection’s inspiration, the iris of the eye, the window to the soul. The inspiration is manifested throughout the collection, in the form of a singular design element that delivers a unique mechanical function for connecting a center frame and temples together for a distinct look”.

The Oakley Ahyris collection is designed to challenge and redefine the way traditional eyewear is constructed, using one single design element. From the new Ahyris collection, RxSport will be stocking three different models of frames and lenses including: Coldfuse, Chrystl and Apparition.

Coldfuse SunglassesColdfuse
Be anything but ordinary in the new Oakley™ Coldfuse that redefines not only the look but the construction of traditional lifestyle eyewear. The technical design uses a single element to hold together the 24 pieces of the eyewear — creating a truly progressive aesthetic that inspires confidence and self-expression.

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Chrystl SunglassesChrystl
The lens becomes the frame with the progressive design engineering of Oakley™ Chrystl. The new sophisticated sunglass uses a single design element to connect the frame and temples together, topped off with a rollbar that adds both style and function.

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Apparition SunglassesApparition
Oakley™ Apparition creates a universally flattering silhouette with the unique feature of a single element that connects the center frame and temples. The lightweight front combined with stainless steel features is designed to stand up to whatever the day holds.

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The Oakley – Vetements Collaboration = x Oakley Spike Glasses

When fashion designers collaborate with sports companies the results are always interesting.

Earlier this year we came across prototype imagery of Vetements Spring/Summer 2019 punk-tinged collection which including their collaboration with Oakley… It teased the idea of a drastic new addition to one of our favourite Oakley sports frames.

So what exactly were they working on? Designer Demna Gvasalia created an iridescent-neon collection of spike-adorned glasses that used the Oakley EV Zero Path as its base. The latest collaboration offers two styles, the X Oakley Spikes 200 (RRP £680) and X Oakley Spikes 400 (RRP £790) and from what we can see, they’ve already sold out worldwide!

Both styles feature Vetements laser-engraved onto the lens, but this is far from their main feature, as you may notice, they are adorned with spikes. The 200 model has a modest three spikes on either side of the frame, whereas the 400 has an entire row of spikes across the bottom of the frame.

This isn’t something we’ll be adding to the RxSport collection for 2019 but we’d love to hear your thoughts!

New Brand Coming Soon! 100%

At RxSport we’re continually watching the latest trends in sports eyewear and a brand that caught our attention in 2018 is 100%. But who are 100% and why did they catch our eye?

Steeped in motorcross heritage, 100% are now leaving their mark on the world of professional cycling thanks to winning collaborations with Team Bora-Hansgrohe and multiple UCI road world champion Peter Sagan. Currently the definitive look for cyclists the world over, sample iconic frames including the Speedtrap, Speedcraft and Glendale. Whether it’s a championship on the line or everyday life, if you aren’t giving it 100% you will regret it!

100% specialise in clean-cut, futuristic style with some of the most striking designs in performance sport eyewear. Expansive cylindrical shields as seen on the Speedcraft and Glendale make for a throwback look that not only performs but looks great on the bike!

Head over to our 100% Brand page to check out the new collection for 2019.

Introducing The Latest Bolle Sunglasses

Introducing the latest styles from Bolle for this season.

Ada

New to the Bolle collection for 2019 the Ada is a perfect versatile frame for all occasions. The feminine design and colour availabilities offer a stylish frame for ladies whilst still being strong and sturdy to support an active lifestyle.

• Lightweight & optically precise Polycarbonate lenses
• Carbo Glass coating for extra protection
• Hydrophobic & Oleophobic lens treatment
• Anti-Reflection coating to help eliminate glare

Shop Bolle Ada

Frank

Brand new for Bolle in 2019, the Frank is a perfect mix of bold lines and sharp angles to offer a modern lifestyle frame. Available in a range of colourways and lens options so you can find your perfect pair to suit your lifestyle.

  • Lightweight & optically precise Polycarbonate lenses
  • Carbo Glass coating for extra protection
  • Hydrophobic & Oleophobic lens treatment
  • Anti-Reflection coating to help eliminate glare

Shop Bolle Frank

Cobalt

True mountain heritage combines with a modern shape to create Cobalt. With removable injected side shields and available with Phantom lenses for a true hybrid product. From peaks to streets, Cobalt is your best ally.

  • Hybrid frame perfect for mountain sports and lifestyle use
  • Vented side shields offer your eyes ultimate protection and can be removed easily when needed
  • Anti Fog treated lenses finished with an anti reflective coating offer you crystal clear views
  • Hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings keep the lens free of dirt, grease and water spots

Shop Bolle Cobalt

Shifter

Inspired from the famous Bollé Chronoshield model, the Shifter is packed with simple yet progressive features to enjoy the ride. Curved temples, vented lens & Phantom lenses have made Shifter the natural choice for the AG2R La Mondiale pro cycle team.

  • Shield lens design with full-rim protection, designed for cycling
  • Anti Fog treated and vented lenses ensure to offer perfect vision.
  • S-Curved temples provide ultimate comfort and perfect helmet integration.
  • Hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings keep the lens free of dirt, grease and water spots

Shop Bolle Shifter

Brecken Floatable

One of Bolle’s latest active lifestyle frames is now floatable. The Brecken’s imposing rectangular design not only looks tough, but performs excellently by using sports-grade materials, including polycarbonate lenses.

  • Rectangular-shaped active lifestyle frame by Bolle
  • Floatable frame perfect for water activities
  • Fitted with lightweight, impact resistant, sports-grade polycarbonate lenses
  • Flexible yet durable injected nylon frame material provides superior fitting comfort

Shop Bolle Brecken Floatable

 


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