The holidays are right around the corner, and Rudy Project is here to show you the latest and greatest gear for every athlete in your life. From our brand new Sintryx performance sunglasses and Protera mountain bike helmet, to our one-of-a-kind Transition 46 gear bag, we have all types of equipment for weekend warriors up to those in the professional ranks.
In this guide we’ve compiled our top picks for the 2017 Holiday Season, with everything for the most diehard Rudy fan to the road cyclist just getting started.
Why it rocks: Shaped by speed and dynamically designed, the brand new Sintryx blends style with performance. Featuring the new quick change lens system, the full-coverage frame offers high-wrap protection and a wide field of vision. A single push on the spring-loaded central logo releases the lower half of the frame, allowing the lenses to be removed without putting stress or pressure on the lenses or frames. Sporting fully integrated ventilation thanks to the Power Flow System (TM) and adaptive tips for helmet compatibility, the Sintryx also introduces the Ergonose XI – a nosepiece specially molded and coinjected with two polymers for sweat-proof grip and comfort. The Sintryx is fully Rxable, and available in multiple lens configurations including ImpactX-2, the world’s most advanced photochromic lens technology, engineered to ensure unbeatable eye protection.
Who to buy it for: The fearless guy or gal who will drop any line.
MSRP $224.99 – $299.99 (depending on lens)
Why it rocks: New geometry. Same cool factor. The Tralyx Slim allows athletes and weekend warriors with narrower faces to benefit from the superior comfort and lightweight of Rudy Project’s award-winning and podium-topping Tralyx.
Tralyx Slim is designed to maximize the fit for women, narrower faces, Asian conformations as well as younger athletes. The new shape incorporates the same features of the Tralyx: shield lens for uninterrupted field of vision, Power Flow ventilation System, Adaptive Tips and a co-injected Ergonose IX. Tralyx Slim mounts ImpactX unbreakable photochromic optics and the vibrant RP Optics Multilaser lenses to ensure maximum eye protection and face any light condition. (*note that Tralyx Slim lenses are not compatible with Tralyx, Tralyx XL, or Tralyx SX frames.)
Who to buy it for: The weekend warrior with a smaller face – you’ll solve all their sunglass fit problems
MSRP $249.99 – $274.99 (depending on lens)
Why it rocks: The award-winning Tralyx is delivered in an updated package, featuring an all new XL lens offering more depth, coverage, and protection. Tested and designed by professional cyclists, the Tralyx XL lens was engineered to expand the depth of vision, all while withstanding heat of activity, especially while riding a bike. Through its outstanding comfort and extraordinary lens technology, the original Traylx model is Rudy Project’s most advanced sunglass ever. The addition of the Tralyx XL to the performance lineup adds a new eyewear solution with deeper lens and uncompromised ultra-wide peripheral vision.
Who to buy it for: The contact-lens wearing athlete who wants plenty of coverage – all descents, no dry eyes.
MSRP $249.99-$274.99 (depending on lens)
Why it rocks: The Protera is the first Rudy Project helmet designed specifically for mountain biking. We drew from years of experience of protecting some of the most extreme endurance athletes on the planet to build a mountain bike helmet that fit and vented as well as our iconic road and TT helmets. Ideal for enduro and cross country shredders, the edgy, compact geometry is designed for those who demand the highest level of protection and delivers the perfect balance of weight-saving fit, style and ventilation for technical rides. The easily adjustable visor offers broad coverage and can be removed if necessary. The Protera is completely goggle compatible and outfitted with Rudy Project’s iconic Bugstop net insert and optional free pads. It also uses Rudy Project’s innovative integrated Airframe structure, engineered to minimize sweating thanks to Dry Foam and X-Static antibacterial pads for efficient wicking.
One of the most innovative features is the Strap Quick-Change lock system, allowing users to easily remove the straps. Wearers can clean their straps after hard rides, change them when worn out, or easily interchange them with optional colors for a unique custom look.
Who to buy it for: The offroad junkie.
RACEMASTER with MIPS
Why it rocks: Built for extreme performance and unparalleled protection, the Racemaster is Rudy Project’s latest and most advanced helmet creation with stylish and aggressive design. Featuring an internal cap enhanced with Rudy Project’s exclusive Hexocrush structure, the Racemaster sets a new pinnacle of helmet protection. The all new ‘Garage Eyewear Dock’ provides an innovative system to hold sunglasses in the back of the helmet, and a customizable fit is ensured with the fully adjustable RSR 9 Retention System. Divider Pro side buckles are comfortable, earbud friendly, and easy to adjust while reflective straps improve rider visibility. The unique helmet tail enriches the design all while reducing the formation of vortex and consequently the neck torque. The Racemaster is available with MIPS® (Multi-directional Impact Protection System), which is a low friction layer that mimics cerebrospinal fluid, and acts between the head and the helmet to provide added protection during angled impacts.
“It is a fantastic helmet for sure and undoubtedly one of the most protective on the market.” – Jason Mitchell, FeedtheHabit.com
Who to buy it for: The roadie purist.
MSRP: $399.99 with MIPS
Why it rocks: Crafted in Italy’s famous Pininfarina wind tunnel with the aid of aerodynamics guru John Cobb, the Boost 01 is Rudy Project’s first-ever road aero helmet. Incorporating many advances in fluid dynamics which has made Rudy Project a staple in the Aero / TT helmet world, the Boost 01 is a technological marvel. Featuring 10 vents to assure superior ventilation and a forward placed aerodynamic pressure zone to reduce neck torque, riders can go further, harder and in more intense heat while maintaining superior drag reduction. Lightweight and compact, the Boost 01 is unmistakably Rudy Project.
Who to buy it for: The budding triathlete.
MSRP: $349.99 without visor and $399.99 with visor
TRALYX SHOOTING/PERFORMANCE KIT
Why it rocks: Specifically engineered for shooters, the Tralyx XL Shooting Kit was built to provide unparalleled fit and optical superiority on the range. The matte black frame comes with three spare lenses (ImpactX Photochromic Racing Red, Impact X-2 Clear to Black, and Transparent) for maximum adjustability with varying light conditions, all in a durable hard case.
Who to buy it for: The sharp shooter.
RYDON with POLAR 3FX HDR LENSES
Why it rocks: The legendary Rydon performance sunglass gets an upgrade with Rudy Project’s brand new Polar 3FX HDR lenses – the new Polar3FX HDR lenses are hydrophobic, with a scratch- and fingerprint-resistant coating. The fully adjustable frame makes them resistant to fogging, and the new HDR filter embedded in the lens enhances sharpness and true colors, making them a visual treat.
Who to buy it for: The outdoor lover.
Why it rocks: The Rudy Project Skymajor adds a unique flair to the classic Aviator sunglass design; loaded with Megol-coated 360 degree adjustable temple tips, silicon adjustable nose pads, and spring hinges, this sunglass combines timeless style with ultimate comfort and safety. Featuring the renowned ImpactX polarized photochromic lenses, the Skymajor showcases timeless elegance and outstanding eyewear technology.
Who to buy it for: The performance forward fashionista.
MSRP: $174.99-$249.99 (depending on lens)
DUFFEL PRO 56
Why it rocks: Lightweight and durable construction, Italian styling, and small details like 180 degree main storage access and reflective decals make this bag a durable workhorse. The reinforced handles and padded, removable shoulder strap ensure this bag will survive trips in and out of the team car, while a padded, abrasion resistant base ensures it will last on baggage carousels and in the back of taxis. The interior zippered mesh compartment, coupled with side pockets and a custom colored lining, make this 56 liter duffel the perfect traveling companion. Beware – if you buy this for a loved one, you may be asked to carry it at some point.
“Durability of the Duffel 56 is above reproach and the organization definitely made race day and travel with gear much improved. This is the perfect bag to prep for a bike race or triathlon and makes a great everyday training kit bag as well.” – Aaron Bible, Gear Institute
Who to buy it for: The athlete on the road.
GIVE THE GIFT OF Rx
Rudy Project offers an entire line of sport prescription solutions, ranging from direct in frame options to a number of Rx adapters and inserts to accommodate a large range of corrective prescriptions.
The world’s most advanced digital back surface lenses, fully personalized for your lifestyle. We’ve combined Free Form Technology with the best 8 Base wrap design, FreeForm TEK™, and a superior lens material, ImpactRX™, to create the best prescription sport lens in the world.
FreeForm Sport™ lenses represent the latest advances in digital Free Form design at an entry level price. All FreeForm Sport™ lenses are available in polycarbonate only.
RX DIRECT CLIPS/DOCK
If you’re a contact lens wearer but want another option if your eyes become irritated, or you simply don’t have the budget for prescription sport sun lenses such as ImpactRX™, Rudy Project has another option for you. Our RX Direct Clips/Dock allow opticians to easily edge prescription lenses in their office without the need of complex cutting machines. Thanks to a patented smart mounting system, they can be removed in a snap. This solution offers patients the versatility of interchangeable clear and sun Rx lenses in the same frame.
Rudy Project has created prescription optical clips that fit snugly behind the non-prescription (plano) lenses. Our patented “easy-in, easy-out” system enables insertion or removal of our clips with ease. Manage varying light conditions by swapping plano lenses and minimizing the investment in prescription lenses.