Recently, sports eyewear expert foakleys invited to a press event in Munich’s Isartrails to test their innovative PRIZM filter technology for eyeglass lenses “live and in color”. Also in attendance was slopestyle pro Rob J Heran, who has been competing in various mountain bike races as an Oakley athlete for over 10 years and organizes his own youth camps together with his bike partner Canyon. During the information event, we were presented not only the PRIZM technology itself, but also the quality of the lenses on the basis of individual test stations. Whether the multifunctional fake Oakley Radar EV Path Prizm Trail EV Path multifunction goggles, which were kindly provided to us, could also be used in practice had yet to be found out during trail running and mountain biking in the Ammergau Alps.
OAKLEY PRIZM LENS TECHNOLOGY
According to the American expert in sports eyewear, Prizm technology is a revolution in lens optics, which is the result of decades of research in the field of color science. According to this, the lenses offer unprecedented control of light transmission to selectively filter out certain colors of light to maximize contrast. In this way, the innovative glass technology enables highly precise color tuning for specific environments. By drastically intensifying individual details in the optical perception of the human eye and thus enabling them to be recognized more quickly, the safety and thus the performance of athletes should be significantly increased – whether in high-performance sports or simply in everyday life.
Prizm technology is complemented by High Definition Optics (HDO), which has been a part of knockoff Oakleys sports eyewear for years. These are several patented technologies that help Oakley sports eyewear meet and often exceed the American National Standards Institute test standards for optical clarity, visual fidelity and impact resistance.
OAKLEY PRIZM Trail – full speed ahead on fast trails
The Prizm technology is offered for various applications, whereby the filters are specifically adapted with regard to the glass color. After all, golfing uses completely different color spectra than mountain biking or trail running. There are a total of seven different types of filters that filter out disturbing stray light and only amplify those colors that are actually relevant for optimal vision. One of these is Prizm Trail, which mainly enhances brown and red tones of the background and lets green tones continue to stand out. This allows trail runners and mountain bikers to better identify the otherwise difficult to assess transitions of the underground in terms of texture – whether in shady sections or on passages with glaring sunshine.
One person who must know what really matters on fast downhills is Oakley athlete Rob J Heran, whose roots lie in 4Cross and dual slalom racing. For many years he has been riding slopestyle all over the world and today he travels all over the world in search of the perfect trails for MTB movies worth seeing. In his opinion, the Prizm glass is in a league of its own: “Once you look through it, you get an “aha” effect and you don’t want to miss it anymore. In the past, I used to have to constantly change my lenses and more or less live with a compromise”. According to the Munich fresh air friend, the Prizm Trail filters are true multi-talents that can cope with the demanding conditions in the dark forest as well as in the blazing sun. In his opinion, Prizm has only one disadvantage: “When you take off your glasses again, you unfortunately always notice how boring and gray the reality actually is.