When the weather is glorious and you have a decent tune playing in your ears you can feel on top of the world, even when you are walking to somewhere hideous like the DVLA, the Viper sunglasses from Zungle cut out the cumbersome combination of headphones and sunglasses or earphones with their dangling wires by turning the sunglasses themselves in headphones. The Viper uses bone conduction and Bluetooth to allow you to listen to your music wirelessly but at the same time keeps you connected to the world around you.
Tom Daly (not the guy in Speedos who flings himself off diving boards) and Max Vallot created District Vision in 2015 after a series of life-changing events caused them to discover running and meditation, not necessarily two things you would assume have a lot in common. However, when you consider both practices involve focusing on your breath and body, being fully present in the moment and usually leave you feeling energised and clear headed (only one should leave you covered in sweat and with shin splints).
POC is a Swedish company founded in 2005 when it broke into the market with ski racing products featuring new ideas and solutions to improve ski racing safety, successfully reducing the force transmitted to the brain and body in case of a crash, since then they have moved into a wide range for sports safety wear, apparel, and sunglasses.
ROKA was formed in Austin, Texas in 2011 by two former Stanford All-American swimmers with the mission being to build the world’s fastest wetsuit. Over the years, they have branched out into fashionable eyewear alongside their wetsuits and goggles, thanks to their experience and love for the great outdoors.
Ok, so the middle of winter isn’t necessarily the time you will be looking for some new sunglasses. However, with wet roads and the low sun, it is just as easy to become dazzled at this time of year as it is in summer, plus everyone looks cool in sunnies and it will detract from the extra chins you gained over Christmas.
Brought onto the market in spring 2017, the Tifosi Synapse sunglasses have a sport lens cut, making them versatile and suitable for any type of sport activity. The Synapse’s feature ‘Tifosi Light Night Fototec’ lenses, which are designed to adjust to changing light conditions. Packed full of technology these glasses have a 30g frame that is very comfortable to wear; you can easily forget they are there!
The 6th Sense sunglasses are without a doubt the most technical thing I have ever had on my face, although for the majority of the time I would forget I was even wearing them. They performed really well against the dazzling low light you get this time of year, they reduced glare and were extremely comfortable to wear with an adjustable nose piece that can be moulded to fit any nose and weigh in at an impressively light 28g.