Introduced in 2011, the Bollé Gravity with spherical lens quickly became one of the brand’s best sellers. Now, with more skiers and boarders recognizing the advantages of an extra-wide field of vision and minimal distortion, Bollé is introducing two new models with spherical lenses, Emperor and Duchess.
To keep weight to a minimum and the look sleek, Bollé’s design team opted for a minimalist frame size. The use of high quality, impact-resistant resins allows for a narrower form without compromising structural integrity. At less than 140 grams (5 ounces), Emperor is very light and Duchess – with a low profile frame – manages to shed a few more grams. Performance and comfort features includee:
- Wide Field of View – A full 180° ensures unobstructed peripheral vision
- Equalizer Vent – Waterproof/breathable technology allows fog-dispersing, dual-
- Direction airflow, preventing moisture infiltration between sealed double lens
- Triple Density Foam – Ultra-soft fleece on the skin for comfort with progressively
- Firmer foam layers for stability
- Forestay System (Duchess only) – Swiveling outrigger attachments optimize fit whether or not the user is wearing a helmet (more)
“Spherical lenses are great for optimizing field of view from side to side,” said Chloé Gérard, Global Goggles & Helmets Product Manager. “With Emperor and Duchess, we’ve increased the viewing area in all directions while keeping the overall size of the goggles to a minimum.”
- Emperor and Duchess are equipped with a number of additional technologies, including:
- Perfect Helmet/Goggle Integration – Bollé helmets and goggles are developed in parallel to ensure perfect fit, optimal ventilation and comfort
- Double Lens – Manages condensation by creating a dual-pane barrier between cold, dry outer air and warm, moist inner air
- Flow-Tech® Venting – Designed to prevent fogging by creating airflow over the inside surface of the lens
- P80+ Layer – An anti-fog layer embedded into the inner lens disperses moisture
Bushnell Eyewear is a global manufacturing and marketing organization headquartered in Suresnes, France. A division of Bushnell Outdoor Products, Bushnell Eyewear brands include: Serengeti®; Bollé® and Cébé®. For more information, contact Breakaway Communications at 860.346.5385.