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Fly Fishing Retailer '07: "How Fast Can Your Eyewear Go?"

Posted on September 17 2007

Back in the day when we thought it was pretty cool to drive 65 miles per hour to get to our favorite tarpon spot before anyone else, nobody was thinking much of polarized eyewear whose chief design feature was eye protection. A few folks thought ski goggles perfect for an early morning rocket ride, but they weren’t polarized and they looked dumb. Many guides went without eye protection because they couldn’t see in the dark. Even dumber. Panoptx would have sold a bunch of their Windless Eyewear products to us, and we would have been endlessly thankful. The biggest problem with full-enclosure eyewear has always been that it has been impossible to adjust the amount of air flow reaching the eyes (this is as true of side shields and wide, wrap-around frames as it is of foam linings). Panoptx has solved this problem with a removable vented seal in their Velocity series. The lenses we tried on yesterday were also photochromatic — just the ticket for pre-dawn patrolling.
You can get plenty more information about Panoptx eyewear on their Web site at

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