Imagine this. The snow is falling from the sky like confetti on new year’s eve. It’s a powder day and you are waiting in line for the tram. The energy radiates with excitement as people make their way towards the tram box. You look around and what do you see? Four or five of the same goggle brands strapped to everyone’s’ head! These brands do their best to differentiate themselves with signature styles and features, but one brand you might not have heard of is doing this in a very cool way. Bosky Optics, a relatively new brand to the market, makes eco friendly and high quality eyewear from recycled and natural materials. I tested the Bosky MKII “Night Ride” goggle with a Silver Chrome Lens to see if they would pass the test.
For starters, let’s talk about the frame. It’s constructed from a plant based urethane, which is super flexible! It formed to my face with a nice snug fit. If you’re going to be wearing them all day, they mine as well be comfortable. Across the top of the frame you will find tear resistant Japanese fine-woven hemp vents. Japanese fine woven hemp vents! Say what?! At first glance, I was unsure of what I was looking at. They weren’t the foam I’m used to seeing on every other goggle. After I learned a little more about them, I thought they were an awesome idea! I have seen tons of friends rip out their vents trying to clear ice and snow from the their goggles. Boskys’ Japanese hemp vents are a stylish solution to the problem and totally eco friendly.
Bosky made sure that these goggles were comfortable. I loved the way they sat on my face. The Polartec® face cushioning, made from recycled polyester, was super plush and cozy. The cushioning kept my face warm in the 10-15 degree temperatures on Teton Pass. As for sizing, I prefer a medium sized goggle and was happy with the fit of the MKII. I’d say it fits somewhere between a medium and a large goggle. The traditional double backed strap has minimal components, which makes for a great fit underneath a helmet. The silver chrome lens has a 15% VLT, meaning it only allows 15% of light to pass through. While this lens is intended for sunny days, I found that it did well in both sunny and overcast conditions. Can you say versatile?
Bosky was founded by two outdoorsmen who wanted to create high quality, high performance, and eco friendly eyewear. They certainly have succeeded at their mission with the MKII goggle. If you are wanting to branch out from the usual goggle companies while supporting the greater good (the environment!), look no further than Bosky Optics. I was thoroughly impressed with the MKII and can’t wait to try more of their products.