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!

Product Review: The Pyramex I-Force Convertible Safety Goggles/Safety Glasses

Pyramex I-Force Safety Glasses

The Pyramex I-Force Safety Glasses feature a dual pane lens for increased anti-fog properties.

Have you ever wished that just one pair of affordable eyewear (under $20!) could meet all your needs for safety and sun protection? Everything from your most basic uses, like mowing your lawn and playing tennis, to times when you need safety goggles for hazardous jobs or harsh weather?  If so, your wish has come true.

The Pyramex I-Force Convertible Safety Goggles/Safety Glasses are not only lightweight, sporty, and stylish, but also safe, comfortable, and versatile.  In fact, we think you’ll want to wear them for just about everything.  They’ll be your favorite pair of sunglasses for recreation, such as biking or kayaking, then convert into safety glasses or safety goggles for hard-core sports and dangerous jobs.

The I-Force’s versatility is its greatest advantage, and in this regard, they can’t be beat.  These glasses come with traditional temple arms and an optional safety strap; as well as a wide, sturdy, adjustable strap which transforms them from glasses into the ultimate safety goggles.

When worn as sporty sunglasses with the temple pieces in place, the I-Force are stylish and lightweight.  For a great customized fit, the temple arms swivel up and down, moving approximately 15 degrees in each direction at their connection point with the frames.

When worn as sports glasses/safety glasses, you may choose to wear the included adjustable safety strap.  This short strap hooks securely to the ends of the temple arms and adds assurance that your glasses won’t come off and get lost or damaged while boating, participating in fast-paced activities, or working at a strenuous or dangerous job.

When converting from safety glasses to goggles, the I-Force’s quick-release temple arms come off and a wider, more comfortable elastic strap snaps into place, sealing the frames comfortably and securely around your eyes.

Anti-Fogging Technology

Pyramex I-Force Safety Goggles

The Pyramex I-Force can be transformed into a high performance goggle quickly and easily.

With the I-Force in safety goggle-mode, the lenses seal completely and comfortably around your eyes, protecting you from flying particles, hazardous liquid splash-back, and the worst kinds of weather.  But best of all, unlike other safety goggles, their fog-proof lenses guarantee you’ll see safely no matter what temperature extremes you face.

The I-Force’s ultimate anti-fog feature is created through a dual-pane-lens design that isolates the temperature difference between the inside and the outside of the eyewear.  The inner acetate lens resists fogging with H2X™ Anti-fog Technology, while an outer polycarbonate lens protects against exposure from environmental conditions.

Lens Colors to Meet Every Need
The variety of available lens colors only adds to the I-Force’s appeal.  With five colors to choose from, one is sure to be right for you:

Clear lenses are perfect for general indoor wear and provide exceptional impact protection.

Amber lenses are also recommended for indoor use, but in low-light conditions they enhance color contrast.

Grey lenses are great for sunny outdoor activities.

If you prefer a mirrored finish on your sunglasses, then you want the silver mirror style with gray polycarbonate lenses and a silver mirror coating.

Need eyewear that combines all these features?  Then the indoor/outdoor mirror-coated I-Force will do the job when your work or play requires moving frequently between the indoors and the outdoors.

Additionally — and a truly critical feature — is that all lenses provide 99% protection from harmful UV-A and UV-B rays.


What makes the I-Force sun/safety glasses and goggles so remarkably comfortable?  When worn as sunglasses or safety glasses, they’re lightweight, well-balanced, and adjustable in any number of ways. When worn as goggles, the cushioned, flexible, vented, foam seal provides maximum dust protection, while simultaneously allowing sufficient airflow for the release of heat from behind the goggles. These unique, carefully designed features provide the best fit and comfort available.

Value is proud to offer you all five styles of the Pyramex I-Force Convertible Safety Goggles/Safety Glasses for under $20.00 each.  They’re hot shades, great looking safety glasses, and the best anti-fogging safety goggles on the market. We think you’ll be so amazed by their quality, durability, versatility, and comfort, you won’t want to wear anything else.