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Rudy Project Zyon wins "Outside magazine's gear of the year award"

Rudy Project ZyonRudy Project Sailing sunglasses

Rudy Project has won the most prestigious award - Outside magazine's gear of the year award for the Zyon with ImpactX photo polar technology that allows you to get polarised protection while being able to still see your digital readouts. A simple but quite powerful innovation.

The sailing special configuration incorporates all the phenomenal features of the standard Zyon and is mounted with Rudy Project's cutting-edge polarised photochromic ImpactX lenses. Years of research with professional sailing teams have allowed Rudy Project engineers to develop a tailored polarisation technology scientifically laminated to read onboard-polarised GPS LCD screens without compromising clarity, performance and quality of the lens. All metallic components of this stunning piece are made out of stainless steel to prevent corrosion from salt and a comfortable and adjustable floating retainer is included in the kit, a must of professional sailors, sailing enthusiasts or beach worshippers.

Rudy Project Zyon sunglasses
Rudy Project Zyon review by By Mike Steere (Outside Magazine)

1. Rudy has taken LCD-obscuring polarization down just four notches, to 96 percent. It's enough to kill glare but also let you see the screen on your iPod, phone, etc. Developed for sailors who need to filter out reflected light and still read electronic gauges, it's great for all watersports.

2. Photochromic, polarized, and Rx-able lenses mean anybody can play on land or water in everything from low light to searing brightness while their shades adjust from nearly clear to super-dark. Primo optics reveals wonderful detail and depth, even with a colour-neutral grey tint.

3. Gales may howl and photons attack, but snap-on side shields provide incredibly complete protection from peripheral glare and wind. Even without the shields in place, oversize lenses ride close to the cheekbones, and the brow-hugging design shuts out overhead sun.

4. Bendable nylon temples and adjustable metal nosepieces tweak the fit to perfection. Though light and comfortable, these babies hang on tight. And moisture actually increases security: Hydrophilic rubber gets stickier when wet. For the roughest conditions, there's a floating lanyard.

5. Stellar lenses aside, the rest of the construction is grade A, too. Every metal component is made of corrosion-fighting stainless steel. And the look is so sharp and salty, this ultra-techy performance number qualifies as street wear, especially in the optional matte black.

Rudy Project Zyon