A new sensation of lightness on the mountains TERREXTM FAST outdoor eyewear from adidas eyewear

 Maximum function and minimum weight. The sports eyewear specialist adidas eyewear is extending its successful TERREXTM range with a lightweight and narrowly shaped outdoor model, bringing optimal vision within the reach of extreme mountaineers and speed hikers, as well as those with a more leisurely approach to mountaineering. The TERREXTM FAST is distinguished by its light weight, modern design, simple handling and first-class function – for ultimate peak experiences.

Light and fast.

These are key requirements for today’s outdoor equipment. With the TERREXTM FAST, adidas eyewear is now launching mountain sports eyewear that more than meets these requirements. Alix von Melle, a German extreme mountaineer, has tested the TERREXTM FAST before its market launch: “When you’re scaling high peaks, every gram counts. The TERREXTM FAST is particularly light, and that makes it ideal for me. It’s good to know that my eyes will be perfectly protected on my Broad Peak expedition this summer”.

Alix von Melle, a German extreme mountaineer, tested the latest addition to the adidas Terrex range, before its market launch

Alix von Melle, a German extreme mountaineer, tested the latest addition to the adidas Terrex range, before its market launch

Made from extremely light and shatter-proof SPX material, you will hardly notice you’re wearing the TERREXTM FAST. The nose pads and temples can be adjusted individually to ensure a first-class fit. The narrow front section makes them suitable even for smaller faces. “The TERREXTM FAST fits even smaller faces and sits perfectly,” explains the Austrian mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, shortly before setting off in June 2011 to tackle K2, the last of the 14 eight-thousand metre peaks on her list. “The TERREXTM FAST will be my constant companion on K2”.

Reaching the top of K2 on her fourth attempt, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, a 40-year-old Austrian alpinist who resides in Germany, has become the first woman to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without using supplementary oxygen.

Reaching the top of K2 on her fourth attempt, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, a 40-year-old Austrian alpinist who resides in Germany, has become the first woman to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without using supplementary oxygen.

When climbing high mountains, the eyes are exposed to particular risks in the form of strong UV light and extreme weather conditions. The TERREXTM FAST is equipped with a foam frame that clicks into place behind the front part and sits close to the face. It effectively protects the eyes from UV rays, damp or cold air, as well as snow and ice crystals. The proven LSTTM filter technology also guarantees maximum protection from even extreme UV rays. Contrasts are intensified; light variations are compensated, allowing you to plan your next move on the rocks precisely and quickly. However, as you make you way to the summit the weather can change very quickly. Therefore, the filters can be easily replaced by orange-coloured filters if fog or clouds descend without warning, restoring the mountaineer’s perfect view. The strong curvature of the filters also allows an extremely wide field of vision.

If the mountaineer works up a sweat during an ascent, the anti-fog coating and the ClimaCoolTM ventilation system ensure condensation-free vision. For anyone intent on making speedy progress or tackling difficult climbing sections, the temples can be replaced with the headband supplied.

Practical: with just a few simple movements, the eyewear can be converted from outdoor eyewear to versatile lifestyle eyewear. All you need to do is remove the foam frame. The nose section stays where it is – no need to waste time putting it back into position. The TERREXTM FAST will be available from September 2011 in black/black, dark grey/red, white met/lime and coordinated with adidas women’s outdoor clothing in magenta/pink.

The TERREXTM Swift basic model is supplied without a foam frame, replacement filters and headband, making it a lighter all-rounder in stores. Colours: black/black, chocolate/black, ice-blue brown and silver/black.

For those requiring visual correction, both outdoor eyewear models can be fitted with the adidas eyewear optical insert – the Performance InsertTM. The terrex fast can also be fitted with direct glazing by us .

Optimal vision for an improved handicap

Adidas Raylor sunglasses
Golf is a complex sport, with absolute concentration and a clear view being essential requirements to achieve a successful handicap. With its new raylor model, the sports eyewear specialist adidas eyewear is launching extremely lightweight golf glasses, designed to ensure optimal vision to boost your success on the green.

As well as a skilful driving technique and a strong mental attitude, the ability to read and assess the terrain is a decisive factor in golfing. Where does the fairway end and the green start? How much of a slope is there, how long is the grass? To achieve a perfect drive or putt, it is essential for golfers to form a precise picture of their surroundings on the course. High-quality golf glasses help – like the raylor from adidas eyewear.

As well as its first-class function and modern design, the new raylor is distinguished by its extremely light weight. The highly curved LSTTM filters are specially designed for golfing, guaranteeing an all-round view as well as perfect protection from glare, UV rays and insects. The filters also increase contrast and compensate for light variations. This helps the golfer to clearly identify all bumps and texture variations on the ground and plan his or her next stroke with precision. To allow golfers to respond to different weather conditions, adidas eyewear offers a wide range of filters. The frame is made from very lightweight and robust SPX material. The eyewear is very comfortable to wear, thanks to the bridge which is adjustable in two directions and the non-slip temples, which also fit unobtrusively under a cap or visor. Ensuring that the eyewear stays firmly in place and barely noticeable on your head, even during energetic swings.

The raylor is available in shiny black, shiny white, shiny pink and shiny brown. It guarantees a perfect, sporty look both on and off the green.
To compensate for poor vision, the sports eyewear can be equipped with optical correction: either with direct glazing using an adapter system or by means of an optical insert secured on the bridge behind the filters.

To view the adidas range of sports eyewear, book a viewing with one of our optical dispensers at 021 976 8046.