We cannot wait for the new ski season and undoubtedly the biggest hitter of the new range of Oakley Goggles will be the Oakley Airwave Goggles. This new piece of kit combines world-class performance, protection and comfort with a display that integrates GPS, Bluetooth and more with a host of on-board sensors to give you instant access to a world of information! Only a VERY limited number of these amazing goggles are going to hit the UK and luckily we are going to have an overwhelming share of them with 22 pairs, but make sure you act fast on these. We expect stock to almost run out before they even arrive as they are now already available to pre-order ready for October, and our advice would be to pre-order yours now to avoid disappointment!
The revolutionary design of the Oakley Airwave Goggles allows you to view jump analytics that show distance, height and airtime. With preloaded maps available for many resorts, you can find your location and even track others in your group. Additional sensor information includes altitude, speed and vertical descent data. Bluetooth connectivity allows pairing with a compatible smartphone for immediate viewing of incoming calls and text messages, and if your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone has music, your playlists can be accessed and controlled.
Oakley Switchlock Technology makes the lens changing process quick and hassle-free, allowing you to take advantage of Oakley Goggles wide array of optional lens tints that optimize vision for environmental conditions. The durable chassis is made of lightweight O Matter that stays comfortably flexible, and O-Flow Arch technology reduces nasal pressure to improve airflow for free breathing! What do you guys think of the new Oakley Airwave Goggles? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter…
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POC Goggles are one of the biggest hitters in the snow/leisure industry and their goggles can be seen on the slopes in pretty much every country! POC is short for Protective Concepts and they are developed to optimise need, function and protection depending on activity and conditions. Along with protecting your eyes from snow, ice, rain, slipstream, uv-rays, branches as well as assisting your vision in different light conditions, POC have worked on optimizing the field of view, for better periphery perception, fast reaction and therefore promoting safety.
POC Goggles have Double Lenses which feature an injection molded outer lens. This allows for a great variation of the shape and geometry, allowing optimized coverage and 3D shape of the lens. This results in better field of vision as well as better optics, since the shape can be optimized for the frame and the resulting distance from the wearer’s eyes. This type of double lens is die-cut. This means that the lenses are cut out from a sheet, allowing for a highly efficient production process plus great possibilities to change the tint and VLT (Visible Light Transmission) of the lenses.
Special NXT Lenses are equipped with a colour vision boosting filter – HCD (High Chromatic Definition) which has an extreme contrast enhancing effect and takes goggle lens clarity to a new dimension. To help you keep your lens clean and clear you will also find an excellent Oleophobic/Hydrophobic treatment as well as an Anti-scratch/Anti-fog treatment. Except for these unique “basic” features we also added a Photochromatic filter. The Photochromatic filter enables the lens to change the tint color depending on the current light conditions. Skiiers demand minimum refraction error, which is why race-specific lenses are made using only a single lens. Single lenses are generally known to have poor anti-fog protection, but the base material and coatings chosen for POC’s race goggles are the best available.
POC Goggles will be arriving with us in October so why not find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram to be kept in the loop for when they hit the shelves…
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Running on 3rd April 2013 in Tignes, France the Ski Club of Great Britain Dual Slalom event is a great way for you to have a go at hurtling down a world class slalom course or just have a bit of fun in the snow! There will be a range of prizes and awards given out, including the coveted Trophy and Plate competitions as well as other categories such as best fancy dress and best family and we have donated 2 beautiful sets of Oakley Canopy Goggles to be given away on the day. The Oakley Canopy Goggles‘ large lens is perfect when you are out on the slopes; providing you with unrivalled clarity all the way up to the periphery of your vision – no more tunnel vision on the snow! A fully helmet compatible strap means that they will fit around over 150+ branded helmets so you can be sure that the Oakley Goggles will fit with any gear you might have.
All ages and abilities will be able to join in this great event and the Ski Club have even set up a practice course for the day so you can hone your slalom skills before getting on piste and showing off in front of the crowd. Last year attracted 80 contenders and the 2013 event is set to be even bigger and better, so why not take a trip to Tignes and have a go at taking on the world’s best. Search online for more information about the Ski Club of Great Britain and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates…
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Oakley MX Goggles have always been leaders in their field, however with the release of the Oakley Airbrake MX Goggles they have taken this status to a whole new level combining their distinctive technology with amazing styling. They are the first ever motocross goggle which features a ’spherical’ lens and as it is Oakley we are talking about, it is made from their fantastic and patented Plutonite polycarbonate compound. A cylindrical lens excels significantly over the standard lexan lens as it adds unrivalled optical clarity and undistorted vision; something that Oakley continually strive to be the best at. The issue with cylindrical lenses in MX Goggles used to be the ‘tear-offs’ which are so sorely needed when on your bike. If the lens is cylindrical, the tear-offs just simply wont stay on the goggles, however Oakley have once again solved this issue where others couldn’t, they have added a ‘roll-off’ to the goggles which means that the lens cover can be continuously replaced without having to tear anything off! This roll off technology is one of the first of it’s kind and has been refined beautifully to look good and be fantastically practical.
Oakley’s Plutonite lens material is world class and is literally full of amazing Oakley technology, including their HD Optics (HDO) and XYZ Optics which are so important when doing any kind of active sports. It is this technology which completely corrects any refraction of light as it passes through the lens to eliminate any optical distortion and therefore removing any of those annoying eye strains or headaches! Plutonite is also 100% UVA, UVB and UVC protective and this is built into the material itself meaning that even if you scratch or dent your goggles, they will still keep your eyes safe and sound. Impact protection is incredibly important in MX goggles as you tend to have a few scrapes and bumps out on your bike! Oakley’s goggles are impact tested to the same level as industrial strength eyewear meaning that even if something flicks up and hits you, your eyes will be protected; an invaluable asset for any MX rider.
The Oakley Airbrake MX Goggles are due for release in 2013 and we will keep you informed of any further updates as and when we have them. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for lot’s of cool competitions and goggle updates!
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Oakley Goggles are the very pinnacle of eyewear on the slopes with innovations that leave other competitors in the shadow of Oakley’s amazing technological advancements. Of course, there are many things that make their goggles stand out; from their bright and fantastic designs to their unrivalled lens quality and optical clarity. In this blog, however, we are focussing on the helmet compatibility of two of their leading styles; the Oakley Airbrake Goggles and the Oakley Canopy Goggles. Helmet compatibility is a huge concern for any snow lover as there is nothing more annoying than buying a new set of goggles that you love, only to realise that they will not fit around your helmet! With Oakley Airbrake and Canopy Goggles, this is very much a thing of the past.
Sometimes the simplest things really are the most effective, so Oakley have lined the interior of the headstraps on both goggles with strips of adhesive rubber; this grips to your helmet and will keep them in the right position…no matter how hard you fall. In addition to this, most helmets come with a strap holder on the back for added security and there is a space on the straps perfect for this clip proving that not much get’s past the designers at Oakley. These innovations come from practical applications of their goggles and an organic growth in product design which can only be achieved through the love and use of their goggles.
Oakley have made their goggle straps completely adjustable so that they will fit around the circumference of over 150 different styles of snow helmets, meaning that you are almost guaranteed to find a helmet that will suit. This is partly down to the amazingly flexible elastic used in their straps; maliable yet durable for maximum give and security at the same time.
It’s quite clear that if you are off skiiing this winter season, Oakley Airbrake and Canopy Goggles are going to be able to cater to any compatibility needs you may have and provide you with 100% perfect optical clarity at all times. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates!
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Since the beginning, Dragon Goggles set out to be the leading eyewear and accessories brand in the active youth lifestyle market by supporting the best athletes with the best product, while remaining connected to core retailers and consumers. That mission still holds true today and is the driving force behind the company’s success and heritage. In 1993, in a garage in Capo Beach, CA, founder Will Howard aimed to build a company that encompassed his passions for surfing, snowboarding, and riding dirt bikes. Enthusiasm and knowledge of the market bore Dragon’s first and still primary product, sunglasses. The company began distributing to local surf shops before expanding to Hawaii and Florida, and later Australia and other international markets.
Dragon Goggles have amazing lens technology and provide fantastic vision for the user at all times. Their Dragon APX Goggles are an absolute revolution in the industry as it is the world’s first frameless snow goggle with interchangeable lenses! A vast array of colour combinations make Dragon Goggles some of the greatest fashion accessories on the slopes too; especially with the oversized APX style lens being very much ‘in vogue’ in ski resorts all over the world this season. Dragon’s spherical lens is as optically correct as can be and give you perfect clarity of vision all the way up to your periphery, an invaluable addition to any snow sport enthusiast’s armoury.
Fresh from Dragon this winter are the Dragon NFX Goggles which feature their patented frameless technology. No other brand or goggle can utilise these incredible frames and they provide clear vision all the way up to the periphery of your sight! The armoured venting system fills the user with confidence when skiing or snowboarding as they know nothing can fly in through the exposed vented areas and hit them in the face…definitely something to add that little bit more peace of mind out on a run. The incredibly flexible dual lexan lens is completely interchangeable and the vast majority of the range come with spare lenses as standard to ensure you have the right lens at the right time! Hypoallergenic fleecing lines the interior of the goggles and combined with the fully helmet compatible strap provides complete comfort for the wearer and you can now grab your own Dragon NFX Goggles right here at Shade Station!
Don’t forget to also check out Dragon’s other amazing goggles including Dragon D1XT Goggles, Dragon Rogue Goggles, Dragon D2 Goggles and many many more. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates.
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Dragon have been working long and hard over the summer to develop an incredible new goggle for this Autumn/Winter. After months of development, the Dragon NFX Goggles were born and they are truly innovative with new features and colour ways littering the cyber shelves! They feature Dragon’s Dual Lexan Lens which is combined with their patented frameless visor technology to give a fantastic clarity of vision right up to the edge of the lens. Dragon NFX Goggles have 100% UV protection for your eyes and the hypo-allergenic fleece on the inside of the goggle provides complete comfort for all day usage. Another fantastic innovation is the armoured venting system which fills the user with confidence when skiing or snowboarding as they know nothing can fly in through the exposed vented areas and hit them in the face…an invaluable asset for any snow goggle to have!
You can grab your own pair Dragon NFX Goggles right here at Shade Station…
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If any of you are lucky enough to be heading off to the slopes for a snow sport adventure, then you’ll be pleased to know that Oakley have some incredible new goggles releases to look out for this autumn.
The goggles added to the Oakley collection are the Oakley Airbrake goggles, the Oakley Catapult goggles, and the Oakley Twisted goggles, all of which boast the ultimate in style, performance and technical innovation.
Here is a quick rundown of what the latest Oakley goggles have to offer-:
The Oakley Airbrake Goggles-:
The Airbrake goggles feature Oakley’s unique SwitchLock Technology, which enables you to speedily and easily swap the lens. This works via a locking lever mechanism, which releases the mounted lens. You then swap over with the desired lens of your choice and snap the SwitchLock lever shut to secure it in place. Each pair of Airbrake goggles come equipped with two lens tints and the overall benefit of this design is that you can easily adjust to your environment without sacrificing your visual quality.
The Oakley Catapult Goggles-:
A brand new design for women, the Catapult goggles are super sleek and stylish and made of the lightweight and flexible yet durable O Matter material. With features such as a triple-layer polar fleece foam, a dual vented Lexan lens with F2 anti-fog technology, the Catapult goggles provide 100% protection against UVA, UVB and UVC light in addition to harmful blue light.
The Oakley Twisted Goggles-:
A fresh unisex design, the Oakley Twisted goggles have been specifically created to maximise performance whilst also providing protection. These goggles are designed to fit small to medium size faces and are made using the comfortable, durable and lightweight O-Matter material which is ultra flexible even in the coldest of climates. The Twisted goggles also feature a triple-layer polar fleece foam and an interchangeable strap with engineered attachment plates that keep the fit precise and balanced. These goggles can be worn with or without a helmet.
All of these new goggles styles come equipped with the benefits of Oakley’s innovative anti-fog lens technologies, enabling you to perform at your very best safe in the knowledge that your face and vision is fully protected. Each style is available in an array of striking and vibrant colourways and patterns, ensuring that you get noticed up on the slopes!
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Dragon goggles are one of the most renowned in the industry – loved for their striking and unique looks and cutting edge technologies. Dragon has recently launched a fantastic array of new goggles this season, many of which are inspired and designed by some amazing legends in the snowboarding and extreme sports industries.
Here is a rundown of the Dragon styles to look out for in 2011!
Eco friendly E.C.O Dragon Goggles-:
Following the launch of Dragon’s first ever E.C.O (Environmentally Conscious Optics) sunglasses, the brand has now introduced a collection of E.C.O snow goggles. E.C.O is an initiative to help reduce our environmental footprint by exploring different types of sustainable materials and manufacturing methods. The concept behind the E.C.O Dragon goggles is to recycle old goggles and reuse the Polyurethane to make new ones.
Co-Op Skullcandy Dragon Goggles-:
Included on the Rogue, Mace, DX and DXS Dragon styles, these goggles come equipped with a pair of removable Skullcandy headphones. Now you can get crystal clear vision teamed with crystal clear sound to provide you with a soundtrack to your snow adventure!
Rogue Danny Davis Signature Series-:
These striking Rogue Dragon goggles have been designed by 21 year-old snowboarding phenomenon Danny Davis. Born and raised in Highland, Michigan, Danny is the leader of the new generation of snowboarders, renowned for pushing the limits on and off the snow. The new ‘Steal Your Face’ styles are inspired by the music and artwork of the 60’s, with Danny’s own twist and originality.
Rogue Nimbus Co-Op
The super sleek 2010 Rogue Nimbus snow goggles have been designed and developed by Dragon’s premier free skiers Eric Pollard and Chris Benchetler. Nimbus is a film company founded by Chris and Eric that focuses on the core community of free ski and documents their global travel and free ski adventures. This is the second year that Dragon has collaborated with Nimbus.
The Rogue Onboard goggles mark Dragon’s first collaboration and competition with Onboard magazine. The contest provided one lucky artist the opportunity to turn their custom artwork into a limited edition Dragon Rogue snow goggle. The 2009 winner was Martina Scarpelli who won with her unique hand drawn pencil sketch artwork, and therefore landed herself a premium position in the 2010 Dragon goggle line!
Rogue TJ Schiller Signature Series
These bold and super funky Dragon goggles are inspired by TJ Schiller; a free ski phenomenon from Canada and winner of the XGames gold medal in 2008 and 2009. His signature goggles take inspiration from the early days of 90’s Hip-Hop (particularly his love of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air!) and street art.
Mace Simon Chamberlain Signature Series
Since his first breakthrough at the Nixon Jib fest, Canadian born Simon Chamberlain has become renowned in the extreme sports industry for his exceptional rail skills. Simon opted for the Dragon Mace frame due to his love of the oversize fit. The striking creative theme behind this style is inspired by Simon’s love of urban street art.
DX Pirates Co-Op
Pirates is a grass roots snowboarding production company that was founded by premier Dragon rider Gigi Ruff and his friend Ludschi. As the name suggests, these goggles are inspired by all things associated with pirates! The goggles feature a pirate influenced eye patch on the right side of the strap, with the Dragon logo eye patch displayed on the left side. The skeleton arms on the right side of the strap extending to the skeleton hand on the frame represent ‘see no evil’ and the anchor pattern seen on the entire strap coincides with the Pirates Productions brand.
DX Wolle Nyvelt Signature
Austrian Wolle Nyvelt was awarded rider of the year in 2008. He also co-founded the brand Asmo, with his friend Steve Gruber. The Asmo brand represents Nyvelt’s love of the mountains and the ocean, which is definitely evident in the artwork on these vibrant goggles!
DXS Leanne Pelosi Signature
A style for the ladies, these goggles have been designed by Leanne Pelosi; a pioneer in women’s snowboarding and winner of the 2008 Rider of The Year. Leanne is also the founder of Runway Films, the first ever all female film company. These goggles take inspiration from Leanne’s love of the 50’s mod trend and the art that was also prominent in that era. The design is directly related to her signature series with Dakine.
D1XT Jamie Lynn Signature
One of the ultimate snowboard legends of our time, these goggles have been designed by Jamie Lynn who with this style, wanted to express his admiration for the original Dragon frame. All the artwork is done by Jamie and the graphics are inspired by his first pro model board with Lib Tech Snowboards.
As you can see, there are some incredible Dragon goggles styles to choose from this season, all of which are inspired by a different person, theme or influence. Dragon goggles incorporate the latest lens and frame technologies and will certainly see you hitting the slopes in cool, vibrant style!
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When looking for the perfect pair of goggles to accompany you on your ski or snow adventure, there are a number of elements you have to look at aside from the goggles looking stylish and fierce! Safety is always the most important factor to consider and therefore it is vital to find a pair of goggles that are a perfect fit, are comfortable and provide the necessary eye and face protection.
Luckily, Oakley has all of these points covered and of course, in typical Oakley fashion, each and every pair of goggles boast the ultimate in striking style. The Oakley design team invests a huge proportion of time in trialing and testing the goggles to ensure that you get safety, style and function – the full package!
The Oakley Crowbar goggles are a favourite among the pros and with features such as an increased lens for a greater visual range, a flexible O Matter chassis, a rigid O Matter strap, triple layered fleece face foam, an anti-fog treated lens, Oakley’s patented XYZ Optics and 100% protection against UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light, it’s not difficult to see why! Perfect for medium-sized faces, the Oakley Crowbar goggles are available in a wide selection of vibrant designs to guarantee that you stand out in the crowd!
The Oakley Splice goggles are also a popular style and some versions feature high intensity polarised lenses and semi-flush lens geometry for improved downward visibility. The entire range of Oakley ski goggles are incredibly varied and each style incorporates different features/qualities depending on what type of sport or activity you want to use them for. Whilst Oakley goggles are an investment, their patented technologies surpass all tests of the American National Standards Institute including Oakley’s High Definition Optics, which allows your vision to remain sharp, precise and without distortion.
The Oakley brand prides itself on creating products that are at the cutting edge of the industry, incorporate the latest technologies and provide the ultimate protection to ensure that your performance is maximised. The collection of Oakley goggles are a fine example of this and expertly fuse function, safety and style.
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