ML and its gear partners have selected seven sweet summer hats, helmets & sunnies here in alpha order.
The new CHIMERA is a retro-futuristic frame designed for the city as much as for the great wide open. The wrap lens—available in Volt+, their revolutionary high-contrast technology—provides extra protection and a wide field of view. Comfort and stability are ensured by Bolle’s high performance features such as the Thermogrip rubber on the temple tips and nose pads. www.bolle.com
Lens TechLens Tech
BUFF Adventure Bucket Hat
The ADVENTURE BUCKET HAT is a technical summer topper with a timeless trekking style that offers protection against the sun and light rain while also providing all-day comfort and breathability. We especially like the convenient self-storage pocket to easily pack the hat away when not in use. www.buff.com
Portable, Durable Sun ProtectionPortable, Durable Sun Protection
Fox V1 Karrera Helmet
The FOX V1 KARRERA HELMET delivers elevated features, safety, and comfort to everyday dirt-bike riders, making it one of the most competitive motocross helmets out there. Marrying safety, fit, and feel, the V1 is a value helmet with a performance mindset. Designed with MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) technology—proven to reduce rotational forces on impact—and a visor designed to release in the event of a crash, the V1 gives you peace of mind on every ride.
Best Comfort + Moisture ManagementBest Comfort + Moisture Management
The new SUNNYSOC is a protective eyewear pouch made from recycled plastic bottles. Much more convenient than the bulky hard case and more protective than the drawstring bag, sunnysoc will soon become your numero uno adventure buddy. Includes built-in lens cloth and carabiner. www.gogglesoc.com
Recycled MaterialsRecycled Materials
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ML’s classic TRUCKER CAP boasts a resilient fabric blend (47% cotton, 28% nylon, 25% polyester). Plus, the mesh lets heat escape on scorcher days while also keeping all but the smallest insects off your tender scalp. Bonus tip: you can wash the cap in the dishwasher if it gets too kicked in. Choose from All-Black, All-Olive, or Black-White with the ML Circle, Mountain Metal or limited edition Ravens Flight (pictured) embroidery. www.shop.mountainlifemedia.ca
Timeless StyleTimeless Style
Shred Brain Box Noshock MTB Helmet
The Brain Box Noshock is for DH, freeride, or enduro riders who need a full-face lid in a design that’s lightweight, with technology designed to protect from both linear and multi-directional forces. The Rotational Energy System (RES)—the lightest and thinnest solution for addressing the forces at work during any crash—is paired with the honeycomb-cone-structured SLYTECH foam to create an ultra-protective synergy. www.shredoptics.com
Safety FeaturesSafety Features
Unlike your average high-end sunnies, the SPY+ REBAR boasts a Z87.2+ ANSI rating—certified for lens retention and high-mass impact resistance. The Rebar is far from your average safety sunglass because it’s very lightweight and features SPY+’s revolutionary therapeutic HAPPY Lens Tech, scientifically tuned to boost mood and alertness while enhancing color and contrast, providing a truly life-changing visual experience. www.spyoptic.com
Happy Lens TechHappy Lens Tech
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