New for 2024 the Dual Vision goggle by Panda Optics is a revolutionary new relationship between frame and lens.
The Dual Vision goggle can be used with either a Toric Polarised lens, which mimics the curvature of a retina, or a Cylindrical Polarised lens, both link magnetically with the frame.
Oliver Heath, Managing Director of Panda Optics, explained the technology of the new goggles: “As our latest goggle release, the Dual Vision comes with several innovative feature upgrades. Most significantly is the reduced moulding frame on both the Toric and cylindrical lens, contributing to a 20% increase in field of vision without adding to the goggle size.”
Oli continued: “Another upgrade to previous models is a slightly rigid frame, this still allows a comfortable fit, whist adding tension to the powerful magnetic connection, which makes the lens swift to change, and secure. Sturdy strap attachments and easier buckle adjusting have all been considered in the design of the Dual Vision.”
After rigorous testing the Dual Vision goggles received high praise from 4x Olympian Chemmy Alcott, Great Britain’s most successful female downhill racer. Chemmy said: “Optimum eye health, performance and fashion are really important to me when I ski. I was lucky enough to test the new Dual Vision goggles from Panda all last season and they are my favourite pair of goggles ever. From the vision, the feel, the look and their fit in multiple different helmets. LOVE them.”
As with all Panda Optics goggles there is a low light HD lens included with every set. The Dual Vision comes with a microfibre bag, microfibre cleaning cloth, all in a custom moulded box for safekeeping. Panda Optics also offers stretchy lens guards and a neat moulded case for the second lens, for protection and easy carriage on the mountain. These can be added to the order at the time of purchase.
Dual Vision Goggles are now available for pre-order at the Panda Optics website, priced at £160, with the option to pay in three instalments. The goggle comes in two colours, blue and black, each with two lens options.
User Benefits – From recreational snowsports to competition
User benefits of the innovative Dual Vision goggles, put simply, include, ‘See more, ski more’ or for snowboarders, ‘See more, ride more’. The choice of lenses for the conditions means that the weather has less impact on visibility, providing the best chance of seeing as the wearer is equipped for all light conditions. So when the visibility is reduced the ski day doesn’t have to be, the wearer can keep on doing their sport and can descend more safely.
Vision is key to being safe and aware on the slopes. Panda Optics goggles have a wide field of vision. By not reducing the wearer’s peripheral vision there are less blind spots. This visual range is therefore safer and makes it easier to stay together with the group, while being more aware of what and who is around you. Plus on those days when the weather is calm, and the skies are blue, there is more lens with which to enjoy stunning mountain views.
The reduced moulding at the top edge of the lenses allows the wearer to ski deep in the tuck position and still see the track ahead, enabling them to cover more ground quickly and reducing pressure on the neck.
Ready for competition – the goggles’ field of visions is ideal for head to head parallel slalom racing and multi racer disciplines such as ski and snowboard cross, for knowing where the competition is and maintaining the competitive edge.
The Panda Optics Range
The Panda Optics Range also includes the ‘RS1’, ‘Diablo’ and ‘Cobalt’ goggles, and for youngsters there are the ‘Cub’ goggles. Panda Optics sunglasses range offer wraparound and aviator styles. The wraparound ‘Conquer’ styling and design is based on Panda Optics best-selling ‘Cobalt’ ski goggle and has a semi-rimless frame, and includes three cylindrical lenses.
Customers can buy with the confidence that Panda Optics provides a Lifetime Warranty, a 20 day return policy. Panda Optics also sells replacement lenses, future proofing customer investment and reducing impact on the environment, as in the event of a heavy face plant, lens scratches or loss, there isn’t the need to replace the whole goggle.
Panda Optics offers free UK delivery for orders over £50. Website customers have the option to pay in three instalments with PayPal. The full eyewear range is available at www.pandaoptics.co.uk.