Euroinsights – Sportive Pursuits – Active Eyewear

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Outdoor winter sports provide adventure: skiing with brisk, crisp air and spectacular mountain vistas; as well as vast, countryside landscapes while walking, biking, or jogging. A key to those pleasures is warm clothes and protective eyewear – the latter playing a vital role in the fun and enjoyment of winter sports. High-performance functionality in glorious colors and stylish elements make sports eyewear an enticing, desirable product.

Each sport has its own particular requirements for the most effective and safe eye protection – plus memorable style. Enthusiastic devotees with a passion for trendy spectacles will welcome fresh, stunning eyewear selections with form, fit, and function.

Bolle Nevada Neo

Sixty years ago the French brand Bollé launched their stylish ski goggles, and the latest designs encompass advanced features including Phantom + lenses. The photochromic technology provides 100% UV protection for maximum eye safety. Nevada Neo is a sleek goggle with a magnetic locked lens available in four vibrant colors that stays put even if the wearer is barrelling down the slopes.

Spektrum Ski Goggles

Plant-based frames with innovative concepts frequently highlight eyewear collections, as sustainability and preserving the planet takes on new urgency. Swedish brand Spektrum has launched an exciting new range of snow goggles – The Östra collection. Corn is the basis of Spektrum designs, with 64% of the product produced with recyclable and plant-based materials. Behind the bold designs is the knowledge of snowboarders and ex-professional skiers, who possess the first-hand experience about what is needed on the slopes for enhanced vision, superior clarity, comfort, and safety. Östera designs are fashionably sleek and extremely lightweight. The White Line edition uses Zeiss Sonar lenses that provide a specific spectral curve in the lens, allowing skiers to read more accurately snow irregularities on the slopes.

Orgreen Ski Goggles

The Arctic Circle and its glacial temperatures were the inspiration for Orgreen’s Tamok goggle, created to adapt to weather conditions that range from sunny, to cloudy to ferocious. Tamok is constructed in TPU – thermoplastic polyurethane – a flexible material even in freezing temperatures, and the goggle has a thick, yet very comfortable face foam that gives superb fit, with dazzling colors too.

The Komono Snow Collection from the Belgian brand is specifically created to optimize the wearer’s sight during bright winter days. Revo coated polarized lenses in ice blue filter harmful rays and guard against reflections. Three sleek shapes are available including Bob (featured), and each frame comes with a useful quilted pouch made from recycled materials, to protect your specs.

Gotti Sunglasses

Whatever the participant’s favorite sporting choice – on or off the slopes – the need for comfort, durability, and fashion are imbued in every aspect of performance eyewear. Götti Switzerland has launched Dimension Active, utilizing the high-tech material Polyamide and three-dimensional construction. The streamlined design features an integrated ventilation system that enables optimum air circulation. The comfortable nose pads and temples ensure a secure fit with every movement. Dimension Active frames can also be mounted with corrective lenses, and with Götti’s patented SPIN&STOW temples, the frame folds effortlessly to tuck safely into a glass case or pocket.

Quality, unique creations with timeless style and high-tech performance have enduring appeal to spectacle wearers who value and appreciate artisan approaches.

Happy, healthy holidays to all! Euroinsights returns on the 6th of January.

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Joan Grady
Euroinsights is a contributory column created and written by Joan Grady. Joan is Owner/Director of JG Creative Expressions, a solely independent editorial service supporting the eyewear sector, music, and the arts. She is fashion editor of Vision Now magazine in the UK; was originally co-founder of; and has written for international publications, including 2020Europe.