Funky meets Protection.
In Roy Huntington’s The Insider column in the current (Pg. 116, March/April 2016) edition of American Handgunner magazine he features the Julbo USA Vermont Classic frame. He goes on to say that the side covers reduce glare, and indeed they should: it’s a frame born to block the glare for mountaineers as they walk across glaciers. These days, it can block the glare at the range, on the road, and for one recent customer, at concerts when he doesn’t want to focus on anything else. Yes, like blinders on a horse. (We didn’t ask him what type of music he’s into, but we can only assume he’s got the coolest glasses at the latest T Swift show.
If you’d like a non-prescription option, the Vermont Classic frame can be picked up for a cool $150, and we can also load in Tactical Rx custom prescription shooting lenses starting at $209.
Julbo USA Vermont Classic frame with Tactical Rx custom prescription shooting lenses featured in American Handgunner Magazine.
Randolph Engineering is a fantastic combination of product and story. The story is that two Polish immigrants met working at a tool and die company in Boston and years later decided to found their own optical tooling and machinery company, in Randolph, MA. After establishing Randolph Engineering as a leader in optical metalwork, in the late 1970’s they began manufacturing mil-spec aviators for the US Air Force. A decade later, after establishing their manufacturing chops in the military sector, they began selling commercially. Today they are an iconic American eyewear company, owned, designed and manufactured with excellent craftsmanship here in the US. We are currently the only dealer in Denver, and in Colorado for that matter, selling Randolph Engineering Ranger Shooting Eyewear.
The RE Concorde is one of their iconic and most popular frames. Teardrop in design, it is the frame design most people imagine when they hear “aviator” frame. (This is potentially a misnomer considering Randolph Engineering’s true Aviator frame is more square in its styling.) With both skull and bayonet temple options and multiple sizes and finishes, the Concorde pleases a diverse range of faces and personalities. We’ve found happy homes for Tactical Rx custom Rx lenses in the Randolph Engineering Concorde with Ashley at craft EDC blog The New Artemis and with Roy below in top-notch shooting magazine American Handgunner.
Personally, I’ve had my Randolph Engineering Intruder for a few years now and it’s treated me perfectly: on hikes, at the range, and driving around town. I went with the polarized rose-copper lenses, so my world is always rosy and glare-free.
April 2014 issue of American Hangdunner, featuring Tactical Rx custom prescription lenses in the Randolph Engineering Concorde frame.