Forge® Lab

Forge® Lab

Always looking to drive forward, we always have something in the pipeline that we're working on in the Forge Development Lab.

We're a small, lean NZ company, which means we have the luxury of being able to produce, test, refine and release products regularly to keep up with evolving tech & trends.

Below we've put together some info around some of our latest innovations, products, technology - and what we're working on in our development roadmap.

Altitude® Snow Goggles

Forge Altitude Snow Goggles

Our 2020 Altitude® Snow Goggles are engineered with vision, comfort and performance at the forefront.

Tech

The brand-new VividHD® anti-fog lens filters UV, minimises snow-glare, and promotes contrast - allowing you to pick the optimal line on the downhill, and the wide field of vision ensures an uninterrupted all-mountain view.  Dual-lens technology and anti-fog coating ensures a fog-free view - even when things get heated.  

The durable ForgeFlex® frame construction ensures a seamless fit regardless of face shape - and promotes superior comfort - even for all day riding.  A frame engineered for seamless compatibility, giving you the flexibility to choose the helmet that fits your style.

Designed with the Forge® SnapSwitch Tech, changing lenses is quick and easy - while still ensuring a solid lens seal to prevent harsh conditions from penetrating when the weather closes in.

Lens

  • Forge VividHD® dual-layer mirrored lens provides unmatched optical clarity
  • Dual-lens anti-fog & vented moisture-management 
  • Impact resistant
  • Scratch resistant 
  • Hydrophobic coating
  • Complete full-spectrum 100% UV protection, including UVA, UVB and UV400 wavelengths
  • Anti-reflective coating (interior)
  • IR protection

Frame

  • Universal fit - helmet compatible 
  • Quick-release system offers simple lens changing capability
  • 6-point locking tabs integrate with quick-change system maximising lens retention
  • Bonded, dual-injection frame construction maximises strength and durability
  • Air intake ports increase circulation and maximise humidity evacuation
  • Contouring compression seal technology to keep goggles securely in place
  • Next generation sweat collection management and drainage system
  • Perforated triple-layer face foam manages sweat and increases ventilation
  • Ultra-wide 45mm strap with silicone injection for maximum grip

VividHD Lens Tech - Life in HD

Sunglasses with mirrored lens

VividHD is our brand-new lens technology engineered to enhance colour perception and contrast perspective, allowing you to see more detail, even when travelling fast.

Our Goggles will be fitted with VividHD tech, and we'll soon be adding this option to our sunglasses range.

  • Tuned for a more vibrant view - life in HD
  • Defined to increase depth perception and highlight features in your surrounding environment 
  • Emphasises contrast - even in flat light conditions
  • Engineered to sync and work alongside our eyes natural colour perception

Descent® MTB Goggles

As Queenstown residents & riders, we wanted to produce high-performance goggles that would suit the unique landscape and varied riding conditions we experience here in the Southern Alps.

From Rude Rock to Huck Yeah, our Forge® Descent Goggles are precision-engineered to enhance our riders and racers flawless vision-accuracy, protection and comfort, providing a vital aid to high performance.

The impact and scratch resistant anti-fog Forge® VividHD Vision lens provides ultra-clear vision accuracy, and is optimised for the transition under changing light conditions - like when the trail goes from trees to open hillside. 

The durable, face-flexible vented frame is fitted with triple-layer foam for superior moisture/sweat management, and holds the lens securely in place with an industry-leading 9-pin retention system.

We've engineered the strap outriggers to ensure the broadest centre of face-contact for unparalleled stability, and a wide, 45mm silicone injected strap eliminates slipping when it matters most.

The optional, removable nose-guard ensures additional face protection when the conditions dictate.

Lens Tech

  • Forge VividHD Vision® mirrored lens provides unmatched optical clarity
  • Anti-fog & moisture-management 
  • Impact resistant
  • Scratch resistant 
  • Hydrophobic coating
  • Complete full-spectrum 100% UV protection, including UVA, UVB and UV400 wavelengths
  • Anti-reflective coating (interior)
  • IR protection

Frame Tech

  • Quick-release system offers simple lens changing capability
  • 6-point locking tabs integrate with quick-change system maximising lens retention
  • Bonded, dual-injection frame construction maximises strength and durability
  • Air intake ports increase circulation and maximise humidity evacuation
  • Contouring compression seal technology to keep goggles securely in place
  • Next generation sweat collection management and drainage system
  • Perforated triple-layer face foam manages sweat and increases ventilation
  • Ultra-wide 45mm strap with silicone injection for maximum grip
  • Removable nose guard for extra deflection against roots, branches and debris

New Sunglasses Models

Always looking to add to continue expanding our range of premium sunglasses, we've got a number of models in the pipeline.  This range will be made from our new Evo-Acetate, from our materials partner Mazzuchelli®.

Evo-Acetate has new and improved properties, and is produced in a much more sustainable manner, allowing us to progress with our Evolve Project - to reduce our carbon footprint and move to a more sustainable production model.

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