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News Review - October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017

News Review - October 20, 2017

Welcome to fall, and welcome to the XX2i Optics News Review! It's been a crazy summer, and we couldn't be more excited to catch you up on everything from XX2i Optics.

XX2i OPTICS FAST BECOMING AN ATHLETE FAVORITE

A recent 14,000 person survey conducted by USA Triathlon found that XX2i Optics was rated as the #3 sunglass brand that people intend to buy in the next twelve months. The polarized performance eyewear brand ranks higher in quality than brands that are considered industry staples, with over 70% of the 14,786 respondents rating XX2i Optics as a 4 or above (Very Good, Excellent) on a scale of 1 to 5. XX2i Optics also beat out all brands except Oakley and Rudy Project among consumers intending to buy in the next 12 months, showing an upward trend for a brand that appeared on the scene in 2012 to win Outside Magazine's Outstanding Value Award. Read more here.

 

BAHAMAS1 vs BRAZIL1

SweetBlondesFitLife took a look at casuals Bahamas1 and the Brazil1, comparing them for size and shape. Which one will you pick?

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POLARIZED READERS - PERFECT FOR FISHING

Looking for the perfect pair of fishing sunglasses? Look no further than the USA1, France1, or France2, all of which are compatible with our polarized reader lenses, and come in three popular powers: +1.5, +2.0, and +2.5. Dan nelson over at Gear Institute cut through the glare on how polarized sunnies can lead to fishing success. Read more.

 

RUNNING FOR A CAUSE: FORREST STUMP

It's estimated that almost 2 million people in the United States have an amputated limb, a condition that usually results in the need of a prosthetic limb. In the case of athletes, we typically see elite runners rocking speed blades, and hear about mechanical prosthetic breakthroughs. What a lot of people don't realize is that those specialty prosthetics are rarely covered by insurance, and their cost can range up to $20,000, out of pocket. For athletes who don't have those resources, training can be difficult, especially if they're limited to one leg that functions well for walking, but barely makes the cut for running, and can't even go in the water. Athlete Nicole Ver Kuilen is on a mission to change that - she's swimming, biking, and running down the entire West Coast to protest the 'One Limb for Life' model. Read more about her incredible journey here.

 

HOW TO: SWAP THE LENSES ON YOUR USA1

Trying to figure out how to get the most out of your USA1 and swap your lenses? This quick tutorial makes it easy.

 

AUSTRALIA1 REVIEW: PERFORMANCE SHADES, INTENSE STYLE

XX2i Australia1 - Chad Brock

These full wrap, polarized performance shades sit tight and close to your face, for the most intense workouts, or when sunglass security is paramount (kayaking anyone?). "I love that they come with a strap for when I'm running the trails. I've had my shades fall off and somehow disappear... the strap is an extra security blanket for me." - Jeremy. Read his full review here.

 

PROFESSIONAL WATERMAN: BRUCKNER CHASE

You'd be hard pressed to find another person who combines the twin goals of fitness and conservation as effortlessly as Bruckner Chase. Bruckner is currently working with the National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) and just returned from a trip to Somoa, where he's working to send a new standard for beach and ocean safety by educating open ocean swimmers, and working with lifesaving professionals. Follow him on Facebook for the inside look at his Blue Journey Ocean Positive initiative. 

 

 

SHOW US YOUR SOCIAL SIDE

 

Just one of the many amazing views from this morning's hike in Bryce.

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Beauty and the beast ran this morning 🏃🏽‍♀️🐶 3 miles with Cooper 🐶 and 2 more miles solo 🏃🏽‍♀️ First time for me running 3 miles with a dog and that was fun!!! It was not fun to pickup the 💩😂 after he stole tacos that we left in the kitchen island last night 🤦🏽‍♀️ So far having a great time here in California and loving the heat 🔥 5 miles for today and TRX workouts! (Yes I brought my TRX here) 🤗 Have a fantastic Thursday and hope you find time to get outside and workout 👊🏻 #womensrunningcommunity #run #runnersrepost #worlderunners #runitfast #monitorthebeat #runner #runnersofinstagram #runtastic #runtoinspire #runalways #running #runescape #motherrunner #irun #marathoner #marathoners

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Finding all the cool places to run. #SienaItaly #DigitalNomad #crosstraining #athletedad

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@heidiridesbikes celebrating her birthday out in Moab in one of the best ways we can think of 🚵🏻‍♀️

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