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The holidays are right around the corner, and Rudy Project is here to show you the latest and greatest gear for the athlete in your life. With so many wonderful products to share, this post will highlight eye wear. Watch for more great gift ideas from Rudy.
Here are our top sunglasses picks for the 2016 Holiday Season.
SYNFORM – The Foldable Sport Sunglass
Rudy Project took the eyewear industry by storm with the release of the Synform, the brand’s most technologically advanced sunglass design. Built upon 3 years of development with professional athletes and mechanical engineers, the Synform is a one of a kind, completely foldable performance sunglass. Featuring many of Rudy Project’s core technologies, including vented interchangeable lenses, fully adjustable temple tips, and the Ergonose 8™ nosepiece, the Synform can be custom fit to every face. This sturdy sunglass is ultralight, made with Kynetium™ Alloy temples and a Grilamid chassis to ensure toughness. The Synform™ is prescription friendly, and can be digitally surfaced along the backside of the lenses for edge-to-edge coverage.
Who to buy it for: The gearhead who you thought had everything.
FOTONYK – Customize Your Performance Look
Two years of intense research and countless hours of design have culminated in Rudy Project’s latest performance sunglasses: the Fotonyk. Featuring an all new ‘Lens Bumper’ system, the Fotonyk provides enhanced protection to the face during falls or impacts, all while offering a customizable look. The bumpers, which are available in an array of colors, can even be removed to create a half-rim lens with an unobstructed view. In addition to this new technology, air channels are strategically placed at the top of the lens so users can easily manage internal airflow and mitigate fog. The fully adjustable ErgonoseX™ nosepiece and variety of interchangeable lenses, including the unbreakable and photochromic ImpactX lens, make the Fotonyk an individualized gear piece specific to the wearer’s unique style and face shape. The Fotonyk is also available with high-tech prescription solutions such as the brand new Optical Dock, capable of high strength corrections in a sturdy removable platform.
Who to buy it for: The fashion forward racer that loves everything custom.
TRALYX – What the Pros Wear
If you saw Aussie Tim Reed roar past the finish line at the 70.3 IRONMAN World Championship this year, you saw the Tralyx in action. Rudy Project redefined the pinnacle of sports eyewear technology with the top selling Tralyx performance sunglass. The powerful and dynamic design takes Rudy Project a step forward into the future, while
building upon 30 years of technical innovation in the eyewear industry. With brand new features such as the unique PowerFlow™ ventilation system, Adaptive Tips™, and the Ergonose™ IX nosepiece, the Tralyx is an absolute showstopper. This sunglass is also available with ImpactX-2 lenses, Rudy Project’s most durable photochromic lenses. We recommend the White Gloss frame for men and Rubin Gloss for women.
Who to buy it for: Photochromic lenses for early morning running geek, and buy yourself a pair with multilaser lenses.
AIRGRIP – The Perfect Blend of Sport and Casual
The elegantly crafted Airgrip combines features and style to support your daily adventures, all while protecting your eyes in unique wraparound style. With distinctive triangular vents located on the temples, the Airgrip pairs superb airflow with excellent design. For outdoor enthusiasts who may need complete side protection, a soft closed-cell shield can be easily interchanged with the included open-cell comfort pad. Available with prescription lenses as well as three sport-specific packages – Sailing, Cycling, and Outdoor – the Airgrip is engineered to deliver superior protection from light, wind, dust, and other harsh atmospheric elements.
Who to buy it for: The high altitude backpacker who needs lenses that perform, no questions asked.
RYDON PERFORMANCE KIT – The Ultimate Gift
Rudy Project’s all-time bestselling performance sunglass frame has been combined with 5 optically superior lenses to create the Rydon Performance Kit. Incredibly lightweight and completely adjustable, the Rydon frame accommodates all faces with a precise and custom fit, which easily adapts to your shooting position or ventilation requirements. Built in QuickChange™ technology enables rapid lens swaps between the 5 included lenses (Laser Copper, Action Brown, Clear, Yellow & Red Racing) depending upon lighting conditions or to increase the contrast of your intended target.
Who to buy it for: The weekend warrior who appreciates the stylish and functional.
Why the Soundwave rocks: The Soundwave is one of the newer additions to Rudy Project’s Casual Sunglass Collection. This simple yet fashion-forward design is available in a variety of frame colors, complimented by Rudy Project’s precisely crafted lenses, including Rudy Project’s renowned Polar3FX option. Completely Rx-able with edge-to-edge surfaced lenses, the Soundwave is a sleek and versatile lifestyle design, perfect for the sidelines or the podium. Our favorite is the Ice Graphite Matte frame with Multilaser Violet lenses.
Who to buy it for: The beautiful badass with effortless style.
Unbreakable Photochromic Optics
Building on Rudy Project’s ImpactX technology and after years of laboratory research and field tests with professional athletes, we’re proud to introduce ImpactX-2, a new array of technical lenses with uparalleled cutting edge photochromic particles. The lenses go from dark to light within a few seconds, and enhance contrast, even in darker conditions.
This revolutionary application of science and optics makes it possible to eliminate annoying glare and eye fatigue while not having to sacrifice visual clarity. After years of research and refinement, Polar 3FX was perfected by combining advance polycarbonate technology and process with cutting edge coatings, ensuring complete elimination of glare, polarized light, and harmful UV rays. The technology’s light absorption and molecular properties enhance contrast and depth perception while maintaining color integrity and minimizing eye strain.