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No Snowfield Too Bright for These Sunglasses

You ever see this photo of the hipster time traveler? It’s a pic from 1941 of a bunch of people in Canada and, amidst all the men in suits and top hats and women in big-shouldered blazers, there’s a dude standing there who’s dressed like the guy who made your latte this morning at the third wave coffee house downtown, complete with awesome mountaineering sunglasses.That doesn’t have a whole lot to do with this sunglasses review except to point out that people have thought mountaineering...

Review | Buckeye Country Superfest: Miranda Lambert's depth shows up country bros

Margaret Quamme Families filled the Ohio Stadium at Sunday’s popular, well-managed Buckeye Country Superfest.A diverse set of acts formed a sort of family of their own.Opening act LANco, a young five-man band led by Brandon Lancaster, played the role of scruffy, cheerful younger brother in this fit, testosterone-heavy family, bouncing through an energetic, slick contemporary Nashville set, punctuated by frequent evocations of “OH-IO.”Frankie Ballard, with an Elvis pompadour and...

Julbo Eyewear Aerolite, Zeal Optics Drifter, And Tifosi Optics Synapse Reviews

It’s that time of year again in the Northern Hemisphere’s high country, where winter yields to summer and territory reopens for trail running play. Suns out, guns out. Skies out, thighs out. Get your flex on with your specs on… Alright, that last one was horrible. What’s not horrible are sunglasses with great optics designed specifically with trail running in mind and that protect your eyes from the elements.Just as with any trail running gear, the technology and materials that go into making...