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Brave the Elements in Rugged Sunglasses for Winter

Winter is here and she can be a cruel mistress. Frost bitten fingers, icicle earlobes – but we know that won’t stop you from exploring the outdoors. This list of winter-ready sunglasses for winter is for all you adventurers out there – who ski, hike, and frolic regardless of the temp.

  1. Maui Jim Lighthouse 423 Sunglasses

maui jim lighthouse sunglasses

Many outdoor enthusiasts are already fans of the incredible clarity that Maui Jim sunglasses provide. This pair is perfect for protecting your eyes no matter what the season, but if you decide to take them out on the slopes you will truly appreciate the non-slip rubber nose pads. This unisex frame is so lightweight you’ll forget you’re wearing it, and the modified rectangle shape will hug your head and complement your facial features.

2. Wiley X WX Valor Sunglasses

wiley x valor sunglasses

Next up are the Wiley X Valor sunglasses. Wiley X were originally designed for military use, so you know they will withstand the elements, even when the temps drop. Ballistics-quality shatterproof lenses mean you can count on these sunglasses to protect your eyes no matter how extreme your hobbies are. The wrapped sporty shape will keep your face warm while making you look cool.

3. Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Sunglasses

oakley flak 2.0 XL sunglasses

If you appreciate high definition optics and rugged design, these Oakley Flak 2.0 XL sunglasses may be right up your alley. The enhanced coverage from the lenses will ensure no sun, wind, or snow is coming near your eyes. One of the best attributes of this pair comes from Oakley’s patented material, Unobtanium®, on the ear stems and nosepads. This grippy material will keep your sunglasses on your face and actually increases grip when you sweat.

Ray-Ban RB2027 Predator 2 Wrap Sunglasses

Ray-Ban RB2027 - Predator 2 Wrap Sunglasses

These Ray-Ban Predator 2 sunglasses are a little bit unexpected. Normally Ray-Ban is known more for fashion-driven styles and less for full protection from the elements. But, if you like that edge-y look but still need performance from your sunglasses, this pair might be the perfect compromise. They’ll look as good with your snowboarding gear as they do with a suit.

Costa Reefton Sunglasses

costa reefton sunglasses

Do you suffer from “big-head”?  It’s OK, its not just you! Named for a place of extraordinary natural beauty in New Zealand, these Reefton sunglasses from Costa are our pick for larger heads. You cannot beat the durability of Costa frames, and the polarized lenses will render the world in gorgeous crisp colors.

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Newest Oakleys Now Available in Prescription

Oakley has recently added some new styles to their prescription offering. If you’ve been thinking of making the switch to Rx sunglasses, (or just waiting for the perfect pair to come along to get fitted with your prescription,) take a gander at these sporty styles and be the first in line for your own custom-made pair. Remember, FramesDirect.com is staffed by expert opticians so we’re poised and ready with advice on getting the perfect lenses for perfect vision.

Here are the cool Oakleys that are now available with prescription lenses…

Top 4 Cutest Sunglasses to Workout In (for women)

Many of the more glamorous shades we’re fond of for fashion’s sake, don’t quite cut it when you’re sweating it out in the elements. Now that lot of us have committed to New Year’s resolutions that involve getting more exercise and fresh air; its the right moment to assess 1) which sunglasses won’t slip down your nose when you sweat 2) which sunglasses are lightweight enough to stay comfy and 3) of those sunglasses, which are still gonna make you look cute…

Here are our Top 4 sporty-yet-cute shades that can be your fit-spiration

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Wiley X Eyewear: Committed to an Active Lifestyle

Wiley X has always been committed to providing the very best and most protective in tactical, outdoor, racing, and active lifestyle eyewear. Wiley X stays true to this commitment by creating a foundation of safety for each frame and ensuring that all of its lenses either meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1 safety standards for high velocity impact and optical standards. Many Wiley X eyewear frames also exceed military specifications for ballistic impact protection. This is why Wiley X is trusted by active military personnel who need serious protection while in theater, extreme outdoorsmen, and weekend warriors alike.

Wiley X WX Saint Sunglasses

Wiley X WX Saint Sunglasses

Wiley X focuses on constant innovation, and every new frame introduces a new edge of style, protection, or performance. The WX Saint is one of Wiley X’s newest frames, and it truly embodies the Wiley X spirit of performance. Wiley X WX Saint Sunglasses have a streamlined design that is made to accommodate changeable lenses. This allows the frame to adjust to changing light conditions. WX Saint is rated as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) grade occupational protective eyewear, and its shatterproof lenses block 100% of UV rays. WX Saint is a true ballistic frame, which not only meets ANSI Z87.1 standards but also exceeds MIL-PRF ballistic standards as well, making it an ideal frame for anyone who needs serious protection.

WX Static is new Wiley X women’s frame, which sports a bold street style that perfectly marries fashion and functionality. Wiley X WX Static Sunglasses are made with a lightweight and virtually unbreakable nylon triloid frame, whose sleek shape looks as good on the shooting range as it does in a shopping mall. While WX Static easily fills the role of a fashion frame, it is created with a backbone of pure performance. Like the WX Saint, WX Static is rated as OSHA grade occupational protective eyewear, and it is made with shatterproof lenses that block 100% of UV rays. It is also ANSI Z87.1 certified for high impact and optical performance. WX Static’s seamless combination of function and fashion creates a frame that is perfect for ladies who find excitement in more extreme places.

Both WX Saint and WX Static are available with prescription lenses. This means that all of the comfort, performance, and unmatched protection provided by Wiley X can be customized with a wide parameter of prescriptions. Perfect eyesight is extremely important when in dangerous and extreme situations, and Wiley X prescription sunglasses are made with precision and accuracy to ensure the very best in vision quality and eye protection.

Wiley X also recently launched a new prescription rim system, which has expanded the prescription lens options of its one of a kind Climate Control WX Echo and WX Gravity frames. The Climate Control frames feature technology that is unique to Wiley X. The Climate Control top down ventilation system keeps the lenses free from fog formed by sweat and humidity, and the facial cavity seal is made with a patented removable facial cavity, which provides sealed protection from the elements, including wind, dirt, and debris. The new prescription lens system features a specially designed “rim”, which securely holds a prescription lens. This technology has made these battlefield-proven frames accessible to those who require both corrective lenses and unparalleled protection.

Wiley X is always thinking one step ahead of the competition, and its progressive designs and cutting edge technology continue to deliver eyewear that is nothing short of pure performance.

Check out the entire Wiley X Eyewear line of products.

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Marble Falls Triathlon

Kat Hunter racing her cycle wearing a pair of Women's Oakley Half Jacket sunglasses.

Kat Hunter racing her cycle wearing a pair of Women’s Oakley Half Jacket sunglasses.

Anyone out there ever heard of Marble Falls, Texas? Home of country star John Arthur Martinez and NCAA 1500m champion Leonel Manzano? Well if you’re into triathlons you might want to introduce yourself this weekend.

The 10th Annual Marble Falls Triathlon occurs this Sunday, July 18. It’s a 1 km swim, 23 mile bike ride, and a 4.4 mile run. Marble Falls sits on the edge of Lake Marble Falls, which is wear the swim will take place. The biking route winds through the scenic Texas hill country surrounding Marble Falls. Biking through the Texas Hill Country is a joy in itself with its rolling landscape and lush greenery. This year should be more visually appealing than the others, on account of the abundance of rain the hill country has had this season.

FramesDirect.com's Jack Mott

Jack Mott finishing up the 2009 Capital of Texas Triathlon

Post activities include catered events from local restaurants. I can only hope that The Bluebonnet Cafe is one of those establishments: they have the best chicken fried steak I have ever had.

FramesDirect’s own Jack Mott and his wife Kat Hunter have entered the Triathlon. Kat will be sporting a pair of Oakley Women’s Half Jacket to block the sun and improve her vision for the race. Here are a few pics of Jack and Hunter at the Capital of Texas Triathlon last year. For more information on the Marble Falls race, click here.

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