Interviewee: Pedro Fernandes – European General Manager
What is THE hot new trend in your goggle line for FW18/19?
The Hot Trend for next year will be the Frameless Goggles with New Lens Technology delivering an all-new experience in terms of visibility, comfort and performance.
Lenses: What are your most popular tints? Are there any technical innovations to talk about for next season?
Our own, new proprietary WILDLIFE lens will continue to lead the way and we’ve extended to a wider range of colours. This new lens crafted with the utmost precision ensure that whatever your plans were, they have now been magnified to the tenth power, carry the two and multiplied by awesome…
If you are looking for the ultimate in visual clarity in your goggle’s optics, the proof is in the truth! VonZipper’s WILDLIFE lens offers maximum acuity, clarity and definition in a wide array of conditions. We have developed an exclusive lens to filter out specific blue light wavelengths to help you identify all of the humps, bumps and transitions in each run, offering sharpness and accurate
vision in an all-purpose snow lens. We raise our right hand, cross our heart and swear to old man winter.
Frames: What system(s) are you working with? Any innovations / new features here?
Based on the success of our Frameless ALT Model, we will continue to push ALT-SM which is perfect for smaller to medium faces and will be a great option also for women.
What about the colour and pattern highlights for 18/19? Are they tied to other parts of your range/product offerings?
For 18/19 will have a blend of some retro inspirations pared with an alternative VZ style look where we also play with new strap techniques on the main range. On the Pro Models and collaborations we try to boost, as much as possible, the individuality of each rider (ex. Halldor Helgason) or Group (ex. Yawgoons) or even associations like B4BC.
Which collabs do you have in store?
Right now we will continue to push Halldor Helgason as well Yawgoons Pro-Model. Some fun stuff will also be in the loop, like our partnership with Springbreak.
Please talk us through your 3 key models for FW18/19?
In lieu of the norm and the alternative to the convention, the w.L.T. Goggle can better be described as the alternative lens.
This extraordinarily lightweight apparatus is frameless by design, utilizing a polycarbonate toric lens for its structure as well as providing the exceptional peripheral and vertical field of vision.
Contrary to set standards, the moulded tri-density face foam provides previously unimaginable wicking and comfort, suitable for a medium to large head and can be worn with or without a helmet. Defy tradition and be a nonconformist in this abnormally awesome goggle/sunglass hybrid.
Satellite (new model)
New Vonzipper xl goggle built with oversized dual toric polycarbonate lens ready to blast your performance through an ultra-wide peripherical vision for increased visual acuity and style.
Cleaver I-type pro model “Halldor Helgason”
Your favourite blade in the icebox just got sharper. The cleaver injected type embraces the versatile functionality of its predecessor with an injected dose of enhanced visual sharpness and clarity. Our impact-resistant injected lens technology is added to the large and flexible thermo-polyurethane frame so you can cut to the bone in all conditions. That, plus the combination of the moisture wicking triple density face foam and our dual layered anti-fog cylindrical lens slices off any hindrances on the hill like hot knife through butter. The mainline these injected visual additives to your senses so you never miss a good opportunity to take a stab at some bad decisions.