Spring is sprung, the sun is out, perfect time for touring in Naked Optics Falcon Sunnies say our testers.
The Tweedie family in Thredbo have been testing them as the switch to tour or nothing during lockdown made staying cool on the ascents as important as vision on the descents.
The seasons are changing fast in the mountains and it’s time to change gear to match lockdown or not. Dave Tweedie has the downlow..
Things were ticking along very well skiing, we were sking every day, then BANG all lifts and resorts closed.
Stay positive. We still have snow and a mountain.
Time to skin up and start touring, a lot earlier than planned. And starting a lot lower than planned with no lifts for access – want to get to Kozi or anywhere high up and you have to skin.
So we switch from the brilliant Naked optics goggles we tested and have been skiing in all season since, to their Falcon sunnies to see how they stack up.
Starting at Valley floor base in Thredbo we popped on the Falcon category 3 sunnies and started the skin up. The Falcons were light and the fit was comfortable. With their UV 400 protection and wide cover from the snow and sun’s glare we knew we were safe, so off we went.
Reaching the top at Rams Head 3 hours later we had not touched the Falcons the whole way up. they stayed comfortably in place, despite a few solid wind gusts hitting us along the way. The safety strap wasn’t required, but it was nice to know it was there.
The lens is excellent to see through. Detailed snow aspects are picked up easily with the polarised lens.
They have a very comfortable nose piece and a sweat band can be attached if needed.
This is a well made product, and the Falcon is now my go to for ski touring. When the seasons change again I’m sure they will work just as well for summer mountain biking.
Naked Optics Australian representative Peter Fuchs agrees.
“The UV 400 and polarised lenses plus the wrap around fit makes The FALCON and The HAWK ideal for ski touring and splitboarding. The magnetic sweatband ensures you don’t get sweat in your eyes on those warmer spring days. And when the ski season is done, you can use them all year round whether its mountain biking, cycling, running or even out on the water fishing or in the speed boat towing the kids”
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$129.99 before discount
Sport sunglasses for all outdoor activities would be awesome, right? We thought exactly the same and have developed a unique pair of sport sunglasses. Our FALCON offers a super comfortable fit combined with the highest visibility and all of this in only one product. The flexible frame is made of high quality TR-90 material and is therefore feather-light and also shockproof. The water-repellent lenses are provided with a Nano-HD coating and offer UV400 protection.
Choose the Naked Optics Falcon lens option/s that suit your needs.
There’s even an optional goggle upgrade kit to convert them into a light weight spring goggle for $19.99 (before discount)
In addition to standard features of The Falcon, you can also equip the sports sunglasses with a Goggle Upgrade to convert the FALCON into a lightweight ski goggle. This optional upgrade includes an insertable/removable foam face mould and a flexible nylon strap.