Rudy Project Holiday Gift Guide

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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.




SYNFORMThe 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.




FOTONYKCustomize 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.



TRALYXWhat 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.




AIRGRIPThe 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.





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.

Polar 3FX

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.

Rudy Project Goes For 6th Helmet Count Win!

Rudy Project Goes for Sixth Consecutive Helmet Count Win at IRONMAN® World Championship



Denver, CO – Rudy Project, a dominant force in the world of triathlon, is attempting to break all records and reign supreme another year as LAVA Magazine’s #1 Most Worn Helmet at the IRONMAN® World Championship. For the last five consecutive years, the toughest triathletes in the world have put their trust in the industry’s most aerodynamically efficient, well-ventilated, and undeniably fast aero/TT and road helmets engineered by Rudy Project.

“We’re back and better than ever,” said Paul Craig, President and Co-Founder of Rudy Project North America. “Not only do we have the Kona tried and trusted Wingspan and Wing57, but the all new Boost 01 road aero helmet is sure to earn us the top spot. Triathletes trust our product, love our aerodynamic design, and enjoy all the features we pack into our helmets. In a highly competitive market, we have been humbled by the trust put into our products on the most important race day of most people’s racing careers.”rudy2

Not only has Rudy Project dominated the Helmet Count for five years straight, but the company has managed to continually increase its lead over the second place brand. In 2011, Rudy took the win with 211 helmets, a mere 20 helmets over Louis Garneau. In 2012, Rudy Project rolled in with 354 helmets, this time beating Louis Garneau by 122 helmets. Giro made a statement in 2013 with 418 helmets, but when the numbers came in, Rudy had 236 more. In 2014, Rudy Project stacked up over Giro by 279 helmets, and last year smashed Giro again by 270 lids.

rudy32016 is looking like a big year for the brand, as Rudy Project’s first ever road aero helmet, the Boost 01, is set to debut at the biggest triathlon event of the season in a variety of colors, including the all new Limited Edition Kona Boost 01. Featuring 10 vents to assure superior ventilation and a forward placed aerodynamic pressure zone to reduce neck torque, riders can go further, harder, and in more intense heat while maintaining superior drag reduction. For those who prefer to wear a visor, this helmet is available with an all new flip up shield. The Boost 01 is lightweight, compact, and unmistakably Rudy Project.

The pressure is on…do you think we can do it again? Make sure to stay updated on all the biggest Kona news, including the LAVA Magazine Helmet Count, by following us on our social media channels.


About Rudy Project

Italian Crafted Sunglasses, Helmets, Googles, + Rx/Prescription Eyewear Since 1985 • 5-Time #1 Most-Worn Aero / TT Helmet at IRONMAN® World Championships • Unbeatable Replacement Lens Guarantee •

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