Style without the Squint – Introducing Gatorz Ely Sunglasses

Gatorz Ely2 Sunglasses

The Ely2 features a bold, retro style with intense, striking lens colors and detailing along the arms.

Squinting in the sun just isn’t cool. Whether you’re strolling down the boardwalk or riding your board on the terrain park, don’t let the harsh rays of the sunshine make you lose your cool – instead, say “see ya later alligator” to the sun, and throw on your Gatorz Sunglasses! We’re proud to now carry the Gatorz Ely 2, but oh, the original Ely sunglasses are so hip, too. Let’s take a break from safety glasses for a few minutes and share the latest on sunglasses for beating that winter and summer sun!

“Style” is typically the first word that comes to mind when laying eyes on Gatorz sunglasses, like the Gatorz Ely Sunglasses with a black frame and sunburst lens. They’re crafted in Italy, with intense, striking lens colors and detailing along the arms. These are sunglasses that will not only complement your style, but enhance it – in the form of a single pair of Gatorz sunglasses!

Impact Resistant Lens
All Gatorz Ely Sunglasses feature an impact resistant, polycarbonate lens. Sure, they’re not ANSI Z87.1-2003 certified, but these polycarbonate lenses can take the heat. You don’t want to lose your cool on the mountain from snow flying in your eyes, or salt water splashing up at the beach. Rely on your Gatorz – and look so stylish in the Gatorz Ely 2 Sunglasses with a black/lime frame and a multi-layer green lens.

There’s no denying that the Gatorz Ely sunglasses collection is the epitome of hip. Yet, Gatorz isn’t a new company by any means – they come equipped with over twenty years of optical knowledge and technical know-how, and they’re right on in crafting quality eyewear that you actually feel confident wearing.

Isn’t it always a little cooler if it’s vintage? If the frame styles on Gatorz glasses, like the Gatorz Ely Sunglasses with purple lenses or the Gatorz Ely 2 Sunglasses with red lenses look familiar, they are. The Gatorz team discovered leftover stock from the 1990s, and retooled them to feature modern technology blended with a vintage style.

You want sunglasses that will shield your face from the sun and elements – without them shielding your style. Gatorz Ely Sunglasses – and the new Gatorz Ely 2 Sunglasses, are designed with a vintage edge and technology that’s modern through and through. Face the sun and retro style head on with Gatorz sunglasses.

Great Goggles Make Snowmobiling Even More Enjoyable

Bobster MX1 Goggle

The Bobster MX1 Goggle features a ventilated frame and anti-fog lens coating to help keep your vision clear

The first few flakes of snow flew through the air last week in Three Rivers, Michigan, the little town calls home.  But that first hint of winter is all it takes for Michigander’s hearts to beat wildly in anticipation of another sensational season of sledding.  If you live in a winter wonderland too, then just like these rabid snowmobile fans, you’ll want to be ready for action when the snow really flies by investing in a great pair of high-quality, properly-fitting snowmobile goggles now.  In fact, goggles are one of the most important pieces of protective gear required to fully enjoy this fast-paced, exciting recreation.

Goggle Features
Since most snowmobiling is done during the day, the most crucial goggle feature to consider is UV protection.  When it comes to hurtling through the natural environment sitting atop a very large and powerful vehicle, excellent vision is vital to avoiding obstacles and hazards.  That’s why snow blindness, caused by the sun’s intense rays reflecting off the snow and ice, is actually the most significant challenge riders face.  Bobster MX1 Off-Road Goggles provide 100% UVA/UVB protection, as well as excellent peripheral vision, impact protection, and anti-fog performance.  Flexible lenses, superior quality, and functionality make these goggles a great choice, because one thing is certain out on the trails: your ability to see through the sun’s glare could save your life.

Sledders also depend on their goggles for wind and weather protection.  Goggles provide riders with critical eye protection as they race at an average of 40 miles per hour through the snow — while others travel at well above 50 miles per hour!  With the potential for wind and weather to interfere with  unprotected sight, a pair of goggles become required safety gear.  Again, Bobster MX1 Off-Road Goggles are crafted using durable frame materials with standard tear-off posts.  Their adjustable strap comes standard with three non-slip silicone strips to keep your goggles exactly where you want them.

Goggle technology has advanced in the last few years and made fogging protection one of the most important features to look for as well.  The less susceptible to fogging your snowmobile goggles are, the better, and just the right amount of ventilation is key.  Too little ventilation causes a dangerous reduction in vision, while too much ventilation makes for a cold ride.  Vents create a continual flow of comfortable air, exhausting hot air out the bottom.  This provides for a controlled climate inside the goggles, keeping you comfortable and fog-free.  The Bobster MX1-200BK lenses have double-sided anti-fog technology injected into their lens material, and the high quality, 3-layer foam (neoprene, open cell foam, and fleece) eliminates any potential for fogging.

How To Choose the Best?
Concentrate on finding a well-fitting, well-designed pair of protective goggles with 100% UVA/UVB protection and superior anti-fogging capabilities.  Good goggles will help you to keep the worst of the weather at bay and protect your eyes from anything that might fly up or snap back into your face.  The most important thing to realize, however, as veteran sledders know, is that weather and trail conditions can and do change from ride to ride, and even hour to hour, so be prepared with the best gear available for a safe and enjoyable ride.

TAPOUT® Sunglasses – A Knockout Punch for the MMA Lifestyle

Tapout Kimura Sunglasses

Tapout sunglasses are named after famous submission holds

Watch the Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua fight on Saturday night? You can bet that a few of us did over here – decked out in our TAPOUT® hoodies and t-shirts, of course! Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters exude style and finesse, and practicing MMA maneuvers has been growing increasingly popular, even for those who don’t desire to see the inside of a professional octagon. Sure, the goal of MMA is to knock out the opponent, but these are professionally trained fighters who embrace the skill and strategy of the fight, and understand that a fight isn’t just about who’s stronger – it’s about who has the endurance and aptitude to outwit their opponent.

We’re proud to now carry TAPOUT® Sunglasses that emphasize the resilience and determination of MMA fighters, with each pair of TAPOUT® sunglasses named after some of the most famous MMA hold moves. TAPOUT® sunglasses are designed for the hours when we’re off the clock and can relax and take our work safety glasses off for the day. Like us, MMA fighters emphasize protection from head to toe, donning safety essentials including:

  • Safety headgear
  • Durable gloves
  • Mouth guards
  • Groin protectors
  • Joint and rash guards
  • Shin guards and ankle supports

Nosebleeds and broken jaws are pretty common in MMA fights, but for real fans, it’s not about who’s being taken down, it’s about the moves that yielded the opponent into submission. lists a great compilation of the top 10 MMA submission moves, and as we flick our TAPOUT® sunglasses down over our eyes and check out these maneuvers, we couldn’t agree more with their top five strategic MMA positions:

#5: Arm Bar – Common MMA move crafted to hyperextend the opponent’s arm into submission, often causing ligament damage if held too long.

#4 Triangle Choke – Traps the opponent’s head and legs between the fighter’s arms, typically resulting in the fighter tapping out.

#3: Omoplata – Difficult move that hyper rotates the opponent’s arm and can result in some serious arm damage if the opponent doesn’t tap out in time.

#2: Guillotine – A glorified headlock, the guillotine is a versatile move that’s simple in execution, but can reap major rewards for the fighter.

#1: Rear Naked Choke – Strange name, strong move –involves choking the opponent’s throat from behind, swiftly causing the opponent to tap out or be put into a sleep-like state.

The TAPOUT® Sunglasses you choose reflect your personality – whether you’re choosing a pair based on your favorite MMA maneuver, like TAPOUT® Armbar Sunglasses, or a pair based on its sleek, modern design. Regardless of how you choose, you’re embracing the power and resilience of those few brave enough to step inside the MMA ring. For us – time to tap out and get together with some friends to watch the next fight!