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Bearpaw Spring 2018 Collection

posted May 15, 2018, 2:57 PM by Peter Pawlus   [ updated May 15, 2018, 2:58 PM ]


Bollé B-Rock glasses review

posted Dec 20, 2016, 4:07 PM by REPatron Webguy


Some products are intended for use in one market, but can find new life in another, and so it is with Bollé’s B-Rock mountain bike glasses. Since Adam Yates wore them to fourth place overall and the white jersey at this year’s Tour de France, they’ve gained more road attention. Glasses with full rims are back in fashion, partly due to a certain large American brand’s prevalence, but after basic style similarities, things diverge.

Sharing arms and lens shape with Bollé’s 5th Element rimless road glasses, the B-Rock’s frame is in two sections. The lower part incorporates the replaceable and adjustable hypoallergenic nosepiece that can be tweaked for a comfortable fit, and the upper reinforces the lens between the arms. A slim rubber strip on the frame below each eye and across the brow improves hold, comfort and sweat management too.

Coverage is such that whatever your head position, vision is superb in all directions

The frame has plenty of spring to conform to different head widths, plus almost half of each arm can be bent to conform ideally to your temples and helmet, with a compressible internal rubber strip providing extra grip.

Our pick of the four models available has a Trivex Modulator Brown Emerald lens, which has a light brown tint and multi-layer blue-green mirror coating. Trivex is lighter and stronger than the polycarbonate used in most sunglasses and has great optical qualities, offering superb clarity and sharpness.


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Review from The Manual: FITS ULTRA LIGHT RUNNER ($16)

posted May 20, 2016, 6:04 AM by Peter Pawlus   [ updated May 20, 2016, 6:04 AM ]


5 TRAIL RUNNING ESSENTIALS YOU NEED RIGHT NOW


Socks are another piece of gear often left off the priority list, but a good pair will keep you blister free for miles. We like FITS’ ultra light socks because they really dialed in the fabric blend – a combination of Merino, nylon, polyester, and lycra – and also for the full contact fit. These technical socks don’t bunch up on our toes or ride down the heel at all, even when soaked from a river crossing. We’ve have more than a few runs that were saved by wearing a pair of these socks.


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Road.cc Review: Bolle 6th Sense Cycling Sunglasses

posted Dec 10, 2015, 8:05 AM by Peter Pawlus

Verdict: 

Super-lightweight glasses which basically come in kit form, with excellent field of vision and lens clarity
Weight: 28g
Bolle 6th Sense Cycling Sunglasses
By: Stuart Kerton

Aerodynamic fairings on a pair of sunglasses? Yep, the Bollé 6th Sense are about as pro as you can get, especially with our test set being in AG2R La Mondiale colours. It isn't all about gimmicks, though, as these glasses are seriously good.

The big lens of the 6th Sense has a retro look to it, harking back to visors of the Nineties, but as far as technology goes they are bang up to date.

The frame is practically non-existent, which is something I like. There is nothing worse than crouching down in the drops or doing a quick shoulder check to find that there is a piece of plastic in your line of sight. The 6th Sense offer a massive field of vision without you even moving your head.

The 6th Sense are basically a set of components clipped to the lens: arms, nosepiece, top clip and aero fairings all detach with a simple twist. You can buy additional lenses to go with your frame, varying shades and even photochromic ones. The AG2R versions here come with 'neutral grey with a blue violet mirror for bright conditions'.


Those fairings clip onto the arms to create a streamlined helmet/glasses combo, plus they stop air or sunlight coming in through the side – almost like blinkers on a racehorse – yet they are far enough back to not restrict vision.

While we are on the subject of the lens, there are a couple of coatings to take a look at. Its Hydrophobic/Olephobic treatment basically repels water and oil, making it bead off the lens. It works well too, preventing water marks and even sweat and fingerprint marks. Well, they're still there, but just a lot less smeary than some with lenses, something you really notice when you ride into low sun typical of this time of year.

The lens also comes with an anti-fog coating on the inside to stop it misting up in humid conditions, and there are vents near each arm, which help keep air circulating so you don't get any visibility issues. The only problem you might have is if you suffer from hayfever – the breeze can really whip in once you pick up speed and you can feel it blowing over your eyes.

As far as fit goes, you certainly don't get any issues with slippage when the going gets a little bit sweaty. Both the nosegrip and temple grips are made of a hydrophilic polymer designed to absorb moisture; on a particularly hot day things can get overwhelmed, but they do continue to grip your face without any irritation.

The nosepad is adjustable too. You either squeeze or expand the grip and it stays put.


Overall, at 28g they are unbelievably light and you barely know you are wearing them. The arms apply enough pressure to keep a grip even when you're looking down, without being uncomfortable, the nose grip the same. They do feel a little flimsy in your hand in comparison to some – my Oakley Radars or the RH+ ones I tested a while back, anyway – but in practice I never felt I had to be careful with them.

Sunglasses have always been a fashion item and that can drive prices just as much as the technology, but while the Bollé are expensive, they are quite reasonably priced against the opposition.
Verdict

Super-lightweight glasses which basically come in kit form, with excellent field of vision and lens clarity


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posted May 23, 2013, 8:46 AM by Doug Hoyt

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Bolle OSMOZ Helmet!

posted Feb 5, 2013, 6:58 AM by Doug Hoyt

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BOLLÉ NAMED OFFICIAL EYEWEAR OF TELLURIDE, COLORADO

posted Aug 29, 2012, 1:10 PM by REPatron Webguy

Bolle - The Official Eyewear of Telluride, Colorado
Bollé Eyewear, born in the mountains of France, and Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado’s unmatched mountain destination, announced today a partnership bringing the two continents and the two international brands together.

The multi-year deal will give the sunglass and goggle maker a distinctive presence as the Official Eyewear of one the world’s most renowned big mountain resorts.

The partnership brings together two brands well-regarded for quality and authenticity within their respective categories, and shared interest in optimizing the mountain lifestyle.

Telluride’s ski hill, golf club and full complement of family activities are an ideal match for Bollé’s product line, which includes goggles and lifestyle and sport-specific sunglasses for alpine, cycling, golf and marine.

Bollé’s partnership with Telluride will enable the two brands to further leverage their reach into core markets and with key demographics. Look for unique co-op advertising and social media campaigns this winter.

“Telluride embodies the true mountain experience,” said Kerri MacWherter-Webb – Eyewear Marketing Manager for Bollé. “Bollé eyewear is all about performing at your peak and enjoying the outdoors in a wide variety of activities. Telluride’s diversity gives us that opportunity every month of the year. With Bolle’s global presence and Telluride’s global clientele – it’s a match made in the mountains, and one we are very proud of.”

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