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December 28, 2008

Review - Apollo Goggles by Spy

I really got to ski with my new Apollos for the first couple times over the last week. They rock so hard. First, they have yet to fog on me at all and are crystal clear. Second, they are sick comfortable. I did not know about all the technology that goes into them, but this is pretty interesting:

In development over the last three years, the Apollo's groundbreaking and proprietary Mosaic lens creates maximum peripheral vision with a nominal frame profile. The unprecedented lens shape-neither spherical or cylindrical-contours sharply at specific points, seamlessly following the shape of the face to maintain a perfect and enormous field of vision with no distortion or internal reflection. The first of its kind, Spy's new multibase lens is the first new snow goggle lens shape developed in over a decade.

In addition, a new precise, self-positioning Magnesium/Grilamid hinge system turns 360 degrees with movement at any axis, allowing a comfortable and helmet-compatible fit. As with all Spy Optic goggles, the Apollo boasts our patented Scoop(r) ventilation system to conquer lens fogging, triple layer Isotron(tm) face foam featuring moisture-wicking Dri-Force(tm) fleece, and 100% UVA, B & C protection.

Received with great interest and fanfare at the January 2008 SnowSports Industries America tradeshow, the Apollo garnered not only excitement from dealers and media on the show floor, but won an Innovation Award in the Skill Category from the SnowPress Show Daily, the official publication of the SIA show.

Spy Optics goggles are all I will be wearing from here on out.

Comfortable, helmet compatible--check and then some. It is like not even wearing anything. It was all kinds of cold and my helmet fits well even with my North Face mask underneath it. Just plain comfortable and the look kicks butt too. A little spaceman'ish, but cool.

Posted by Justin at December 28, 2008 07:36 PM