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Nitecrawler Named SKI Magazine Hot Gear 2017

Nitecrawler Named SKI Magazine Hot Gear 2017

"The force is strong with this one" - SKI Magazine "Optic Nerve makes some great, affordable stuff, just like their ski goggles, and the Nitecrawler is no exception.” - Active Junky Our team showcased the new Nitecrawler 3-lens interchangeable sunglasses, part of the Flip Off Interchangeable Series, at the SIA Snow Show this year. To say it caught a lot of attention would be an understatement.  The Nitecrawler is designed to cater to the "trail to tavern" culture by providing a versatile pair of shades to function in both active and casual settings. With highly technical performance features and our most...

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Introducing the Flip Off™ Interchangeable Series by Optic Nerve

Introducing the Flip Off™ Interchangeable Series by Optic Nerve

We've been in the sunglasses business for a long time now. One thing that's never ceased to baffle us is how complicated and frustrating lens changing can be. So, we decided to do something about it. The introduction of the Optic Nerve Flip Off™ Interchangeable Series is making a loud statement in the eyewear industry with its radically simple lens changing system and a refreshingly cheeky name to go along with it. Most interchangeable systems require the user to manhandle the frame and lenses, leaving behind oily fingerprints and provoking needless frustration.  Across the industry, methods for removing lenses are inconsistent and are rarely intuitive. Users are...

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This Valentine's Day, give the gift of protection (eye protection)

This Valentine's Day, give the gift of protection (eye protection)

This Valentine’s Day, give protection -- eye protection -- not chocolates. We have an entire line of polarized sunglasses under $40 alongside our core line of high performance eyewear.

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XTERRA World Championships 2016

XTERRA World Championships 2016

  Our third season with XTERRA is nearing its end and as we watch this video, we reflect on the emotion behind the sport that is off-road triathlons. Each race Team Nerve attends reminds us of the passion, dedication, and training behind the intense competition. This is the kind of competition, however, that does not create hostility, but instead an inexplicable sense of respect and admiration among athletes, spectators, sponsors, and the XTERRA team.  This year's World Championship in Kapalua, Hawaii presented the athletes with a remarkably demanding course, both physically and mentally. As seen in the highlight reel, unrelenting surf and muddy conditions added challenges that made...

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Outdoor Industry Association Rendezvous 2016

Outdoor Industry Association Rendezvous 2016

With the Rocky Mountains as our backyard, Optic Nerve was founded on a deep appreciation for all things outdoor. We take pride in working with people and organizations that celebrate and empower the active outdoor community. There may be no better place to do so than the annual Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Rendezvous Conference. This year the conference was held in our own stomping grounds in Denver, Colorado, so we made sure to take full advantage.  Rendezvous 2016 kicked off at the Westin hotel where we heard from some of the industry's most inspirational speakers. With their motivating words at the...

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