Gear review: Optic Nerve Flatstock sunglasses – great for hiking!

Recently I had the opportunity to try out Optic Nerve, a sports eyewear company that was recently launched in the Philippines. What I checked out was the Optic Nerve Flatstock Photoglare. The first thing I noticed is that it was very lightweight compared to its counterparts. (Sometimes I even forget that I’m wearing it!) Also, the design is sleek but not as boisterous as the futuresque Oakleys.

Moreover, Optic Nerve boasts of a modern lens that actually adjusts the ‘shade’ depending on the weather conditions! This technology is perfect for Philippine and other tropical mountains where you’ll have to enter the dark jungle only to emerge into an open summit.

It’s also 100% polarized, protecting the wearer from UV rays that, as I discussed in a previous article, has harmful effects not only to the skin but to the eyes. In other words, it is has good style, great functionality, at very reasonable prices (PHP2800-4900). Definitely worth it.

Optic Nerve is available at (1) Runnr (Bonifacio Global City) (2) Second Wind (Quezon City) (3) Knobbies (Quezon City) and (4) Gran Trail (Makati).

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5 Comments on "Gear review: Optic Nerve Flatstock sunglasses – great for hiking!"


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Anonymous
8 years 5 months ago

…boasts of a modern lens that actually adjusts the 'shade' depending on the weather conditions!…

That technology is called "photochromic". This feature is available on Rudy Project as photochromic AND polarized, for a price of course. Now if Optic Nerve has photochromic, polarized AND a true hydrophobic sport eyewear model ala Oakley Radar for sailing, I'd go for that.

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sam
8 years 6 months ago

Hi Noelet! We have Eyeque (matt carbon, black and pink) and Squeezebox (black and blue). Silkworm is currently out of stock already. Only the above listed specialty stores carry Optic Nerve however, if you are interested to check out the said models, we could meet-up with you. Just get in touch with Titus at 0917-8320238 or 2159671. Thanks!

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8 years 6 months ago

do you have here eyeque, silkworm or squeezebox? mga small size na PMs? id like to try these out but im not familiar sa mga listed outlets… wala pa ba kayo outlets nito sa mall?

tnx

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sam
8 years 6 months ago

Hi Charles! Yes, we have the Beta RX which comes with prescription ready insert and 3 lenses. You may check http://www.nerveusa.com for more information on the product. Thanks!

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charles
8 years 6 months ago

glad to hear about this new brand. do they offer prescription sports lenses?