Staff Picks Winter 2019/20 – Laura

It’s that time of year again, winter has well and truly arrived at RxSport and we’re kicking off the season with some of our teams top picks! Up first is Laura!

Roxy Loden Helmet – Lightweight ladies helmet with active venting and a soft removable and washable liner. At a great price too!

Dragon X2S Goggles Scaled down goggle suited to smaller faces but still with great tech. Armoured venting, fab Lumalens lenses and swift lock for quick lens changing on the go. And you get two lenses as standard!

Atomic Savor GT Amid Helmet – Tri-Brid Construction, AMID and HOLO Core technology to keep you protected from all angles. A super tough and safe helmet with great tech and at a fab price!

Julbo Camino Sunglasses – A great all-rounder for a range of winter sports and perfect for small to medium faces. A nice wrapped frame with removable side shields. Also available in prescription with Julbo authentic lenses.

Salomon Cosmic Goggles – A super light weight and low profile goggle for glasses wearers. The Cosmic fits over glasses without causing any pressure points and it comes with the fab Sigma lens technology to offer you great views of the mountains.

Check back soon for even more of our teams top picks!

Oakley MOD 1 Helmet Range – New For 2019!

New on the scene this season is the Oakley MOD 1 Helmet. As always, it’s designed to meet Oakley’s three key principals for any helmet in their range – Protection, Fit and Eyewear Integration with their goggle range.

You’ve only got to look at the MOD 1 to see that its styling is on trend right now. Better yet it comes with both a BOA 360’ Fit System and MIPS (also available in non-MIPS) as standard. They’ve used a Fidlock buckle system to make it easy to take it on and off even whilst wearing gloves.

A lightweight and low-profile design inspired by the classic skate-style helmet. The MOD 1 delivers simplicity with premium functionality for wherever your on-mountain adventures take you.

With its sleek design and clean finish it’s perfect for any freestyler/ freerider but looks great whatever your style.

Oakley have also rethought their helmet liner for the MOD 1, they’ve moved away from an ear-muff, padded style and opted for more of a beanie inspired liner, which pairs perfectly with the helmets design. As with most liners, it’s completely removable and can be machine washed, which is a great added bonus after several days of heavy use on the slopes.

Key Features

  • BOA 360 adjustable fit system
  • 6 fixed ventilation channels
  • Fidlock magnetic buckle
  • Removable liner and earpads
  • Goggle vents
  • Integrated MIPS technology

If you want our honest opinion, it’s a helmet that is packing a lot of neat safety features into a great looking package at a fantastic price. Discover the full range below.

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Introducing The Oakley DRT5 MTB Helmet

When Oakley released their ARO collection (ARO3, ARO5 and ARO7) of Road Cycling helmets in 2018, we knew it wouldn’t be long until an MTB helmet would be on the cards.

At Eurobike 2018 the DRT5 was launched and the buzz has been incredible. Teasing the industry with not only a visually stunning helmet, but also new features unseen on a helmet to date. The Oakley DRT5 mountain bike helmet is up to the challenge of any trail. Equipped with MIPS technology as standard, and unique features including an eyewear stowing mechanism on the rear and a sweat-wicking silicone brow pad.

Eyewear Landing Zone – The DRT5 has, unsurprisingly, been designed with eyewear in mind. Securely store your sunglasses when unworn using the integrated stowing mechanism found on the rear of the helmet. Secure clasps keep your sunglasses from coming loose when on the move.

Washable silicone sweat brow pad – The helmet’s interior sports a washable silicone gel sweat guard which collects and diverts sweat from the forehead and out of your peepers.

Key Facts:

  • Versatile trial helmet featuring MIPS technology and articulating visor
  • 13 ventilation channels help to maximise airflow and maintain comfort when on the move
  • Rear eyewear stowing mechanism allows safe storage of sunglasses when not worn
  • Sweat-wicking silicone brow pad and adjustable BOA 360° fit system
  • Certification: CE EN 1078:2012; Weight: 430g

The DRT5 is available in four colour options at RxSport and two sizes. Medium (54cm – 58cm) and Large (56cm – 60cm).

Check out the Oakley DRT5 range

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

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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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Introducing The Latest Oakley Sunglasses

Introducing the latest styles from Oakley for this season.

Forager

Forager is a lifestyle sunglass loaded with performance features designed to keep up with the adventures of the day. – Oakley

Oakley Forager

  • Wrapped active lifestyle frame with stylish round lenses and double bridge
  • Lightweight O Matter frame material delivers all-day comfort and durability
  • Unobtainium nosepads provide a comfortable and secure no-slip fit even when wet
  • Premium impact-resistant Plutonite lenses block 100% of harmful UV
  • Suits a medium to large adult fit, includes microfibre bag

Our View: Oakley Forager sunglasses make the difference for active lifestyle enthusiasts in search of a frame that will take them everywhere in style. An eye-catching round lens shape is crafted from lightweight durable O Matter material with no-slip nosepads for a comfortable fit without compromise.

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Frogskins Mix

Frogskins Mix takes a fresh approach to the brand’s most iconic lifestyle sunglass, Frogskins, with the added sophistication of stainless steel temples. – Oakley

Oakley Frogskins Mix Sunglasses

  • Redesign of the Frogskins frame featuring stainless steel temples for a sleek edge
  • Lightweight, flexible and durable O Matter frame front keeps the fit comfortable
  • Softened square lenses create an easygoing look suiting any face shape
  • Unobtainium-coated temple tips give a secure, no-slip fit even when wet
  • Suits a medium to large adult fit, includes microfibre bag

Our View: Taking a style icon back to the drawing board, Oakley’s Frogskins Mix sunglasses amp up sophistication with sleek stainless steel temples giving an edgy finish to this timelessly fresh design.

Shop Oakley Frogskins Mix

Latch Alpha

Latch Alpha presents a bold lens shape and double bridge architecture crafted by blending die-cast aluminium with high density Unobtainium in a frame that clips to your shirt, raising the bar of style. – Oakley

Oakley Latch Alpha Sunglasses

  • Premium metal frame crafted from die-cast aluminium, featuring rugged square shaped lenses
  • Features the Latch mechanism to clip the frame onto a shirt when not worn
  • Durable high-density Unobtainium coating on the temples provides a unique finish and no-slip fit
  • Premium Plutonite lenses give complete UV protection and essential impact resistance
  • Suits a medium to large adult fit, includes microfibre bag

Our View: Latch Alpha is Oakley’s latest iteration of a popular design. Die-cast aluminium is sculpted into a daring masculine shape, featuring the iconic Latch mechanism to clip the frame onto your shirt to raise the bar of style.

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Mercenary

Designed to stand out, Oakley Mercenary has upped the sport-performance eyewear game with a sleek, double-bridge architecture and a larger, rounded lens shape merged with innovations built to perform. – Oakley

Oakley Mercenary Sunglasses

  • Wrapped sports performance frame featuring halfrim lenses and stylish double bridge
  • Sleek frame architecture crafted from lightweight yet durable O Matter frame material
  • No-slip Unobtainium nosepads deliver a secure, comfortable fit even when wet
  • Large premium Plutonite lenses provide excellent lens coverage and impact protection
  • Suits a medium to large adult fit, includes microfibre bag

Our View: For athletes looking to push their limits in style, Oakley Mercenary sunglasses come to the fore with a wrapped shape and large half-rim lenses featuring an aggressive cut for a uniquely rugged edge.

Shop Oakley Mercenary

Sutro

Designed with performance in mind, Sutro gives cyclists a bold and versatile look that they can confidently wear on and off the bike. – Oakley

Oakley Sutro Sunglasses

  • Lifestyle-inspired shield sunglasses suitable for a wide range of sports
  • Oversized Plutonite shield lens provides complete UV protection and impact resistance
  • Lightweight yet tough O Matter frame material delivers form-fitting comfortable wear
  • Unobtainium nosepads increase grip with sweat to keep the fit secure even during exertion
  • Suits a medium to large adult fit, includes microfibre bag

Our View: Drawing inspiration from modern lifestyle shapes, Oakley Sutro sunglasses flaunt sport performance that dares to be different with a striking shield lens looking great on and off the bike.

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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.

 

View the full collection of Anon helmets available at RxSport

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.

View the full range of Anon Goggles available at RxSport


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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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