Who: DSO Eyewear
What: Cool Shades
Wear: Dangerous Sport Optics (DSO) Eyewear opened its doors in 1993 with an aggressively styled sunglass line targeted for the action sports community (i.e. skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, freestyle motocross). It's been DSO's goal from the beginning to provide a quality product with unique styling, visual clarity, and unequaled durability. DSO has been a household name for the action sports world, but the company has also gained popularity within the motorcycle industry.
We ran into DSO crew at the 2009 Laughlin River Run and we were impressed with what the company had to offer. So were the rest of the rally's attendees. We grabbed a few different styles that only scratch the lens surface of DSO's entire lineup. Check them out and give us the scoop on what you think. [email protected]
Grill HP-EFI Series $90-$138
The Grill was made with the motorcyclist in mind from a very durable TR-90 nylon material. And features shatterproof polycarbonate lenses with UVA/UVB protection. The Grill's EZ-Snap removable Element Foam Insert (EFI) features a vented closed cell foam gasket to reduce the impact of airborne irritants, protecting your eyeballs from the elements (dust or other airborne particles). The Grill is available in shiny black or matte black in clear or smoke polarized or polarized photochromatic lenses.
The brand new Rogue is more of a midsize wrap frame that's made from injection TR-90 Grilimid nylon that's been fitted with polycarbonate 8-base lenses. Frames are available in shiny black, sanded matte black, and sanded matte black with gray pinstripe detailing (shown), with smoke and polarized smoke lenses.
The Absolut is a handcrafted acetate frame with a square bold look that features 8-base CR39 lenses with 100 percent UVA/UVB protection. The Absolut frame is available in tortoise shell with either an amber lens or polarized amber lens, or in shiny black, matte black, and shiny white with smoke lenses or polarized smoke lenses.
The Deville is a large and aggressive wraparound shade with an injection molded curved frame from TR-90 Grilimid nylon. The Deville has been fitted with large 8-base lenses allowing an unobstructed view matched with stainless optical hinges and a handset metal temple tip detail. The Deville is available in many different colors with many different lens styles to choose from.
The Famous features a large squared wrap style that's custom-built from a high quality, lightweight propionate frame fitted with crystal clear polycarbonate 8-base lenses and stainless optical hinges and a hand set detailing. The Famous is available in matte black, shiny black, and shiny white, with smoke lenses or polarized smoke lenses, and also in tortoise shell in amber and polarized amber.