Review: Lycan Sunglasses by Switch Vision

first_imgWhen it comes to mountain travel, many of us have experienced how quickly and drastically conditions can change. In these times, it’s great to have equipment that can adapt as easily as we can. The Lycan sunglasses by Switch Vision (switchvision.com) live up to that standard.The signature feature that Switch has built into all of their glasses is a patented magnetic interchange so you can easily swap out lenses to meet the conditions. When I first saw them, I had doubts as to how secure the lenses would be against jostling and bumps. I can shake them and bump them against anything and the magnets are strong enough to hold the lenses in place, and then they easily swap out. This doesn’t mean they will never scratch, though I haven’t had troubles in that arena as of yet and all of their lenses are made of a shatter-proof polycarbonate.Early morning starts mean low light and sometimes the clouds don’t break for some time. This is why it’s great that their frames come with 2 sets of lenses to get you started. I can start my day with the low-light Rose Amber lenses and transition to the polarized lenses once things brighten up.Getting above tree line, things can be windy so I appreciate the full coverage the Lycan’s offer. The temples are nice and wide to compliment the large lenses. They meant for this model to offer some of the fullest coverage possible against sun and wind which is just what I’m looking for under the harsh sun of the high country. The frames also come in a variety of colors to suit your tasteSwitch has a full line of frames and lenses for just about all conditions and activities.Retail: $169.95 | switchvision.comThis review originally appeared in our sister publication, Elevation Outdoors, based out of Boulder, Colorado.last_img read more

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TV celebrity Shaynna Blaze’s quirkiest makeover a hit

first_imgShaynna Blaze, host of Selling Houses Australia, confronted her seasickness fears to transform a houseboat. Picture: Foxtel / Nicholas Wilson.Celebrity TV renovator Shaynna Blaze lost her sea legs a little taking on a houseboat renovation in Queensland, but the result was simply stunning.She and celebrity landscaper Charlie Albone transformed a tired houseboat that even Selling Houses Australia host Andrew Winter described as “luxurious it is not”.Touted as their “quirkiest makeover to date”, they turned a tired 24-year-old houseboat into a chic vessel that any water savvy Gold Coaster might be proud to own.The 44-foot houseboat belonged to single mum Indiana, who bought it after divorce for herself and two children — now Tobias, now 11, and 8-year-old Telulah.“Sitting down in living room at night and dolphins swim past,” was how Indiana described the property and said she bought it because it “seemed glamorous and affordable”.MORE REAL ESTATE NEWSIs this the Coast’s most bizarre pad?If you’re poorer today, here’s whyTake a tour of Benny’s former burrowBefore: A tired 24-year-old houseboat.After: Ready to hold its own on the water.Now with the children growing up, they need to upsize but need to sell it first for $80,000 in order to get what they want.“This is fantastic up here,” said Andrew on the top deck of the vessel referring to the outlook. “It is beautiful, without a doubt.”The internals and workings of the boat though need work.Before: Bulky overhead cupboards made the space feel smaller than it was.After: No more overheads, and clean crisp lines and colours have opened up this room.“It really is a unique market. When you’re selling a waterfront property the rules are pretty simple, it’s all about the views and the condition of the building. But when you’re selling a boat it’s a whole new world, it’s all about the condition of the vehicle, the mechanics, the electrics, it’s a whole new world.”He finds a boat broker to give them all the bad or good news — Mark Lane.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoBefore: Haphazard and lacking character.After: Like an oasis on the water was how Andrew described the change.“It’s a boat first so the maintenance and that needs to be kept up on them. Most people that get into one of these basically just want to move in.”Enter the designers Shaynna and Charlie: who gutted the kitchen and living zones, redesigned areas, added a bit or luxury, practicality and modern touches “bringing a bit of landbased design to the water”.Boat broker Mark Lane was more than impressed. “Wow that looks absolutely amazing. It’s a whole new boat.”Before: It lacked cohesiveness.After: The quirkiest makeover to date.Andrew Winter loved it — especially his favourite, artificial grass on the top deck: “It’s a totally different boat.”Mark valued it as $55,000 to $60,000 before the renovation, and was comfortable putting a price tag of between $95 and $99,000 post-reno.Buyer feedback was the same with one describing the newly revamped houseboat as feeling “like you’re on holiday all the time”.It sold for an undisclosed price.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58last_img read more

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Perpetual, St. Benilde volleybelles eye share of lead

first_imgSt. Benilde Lady Blazers. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPerpetual Help and St. Benilde shoot for a share of the lead with defending champion Arellano University as the two tackle San Beda and Lyceum respectively today in the 93rd NCAA volleyball tournament at Filoil Arena in San Juan City.The Lady Altas got off to an impressive start as they downed the Lady Pirates, 25-21, 25-17, 25-22, Sunday while the Lady Blazers trounced the Letran Lady Knights, 25-22, 25-11, 25-20, last week to likewise jump-start their campaign.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “This is a short tournament so every victory counts,” he said.In their first game under Carino, the Las Piñas-based spikers looked every bit a contender with Maria Lourdes Clemente, Cindy Imbo and Bianca Tripoli leading the way with 14, 13 and 10 points, respectively.But Perpetual Help expects to have rough sailing against San Beda, a semifinalist last year, which opened its campaign with a 23-25, 25-19, 13-25, 25-19, 15-9 win Friday.“We’re preparing for a tough match because San Beda is a veteran team,” said Carino.ADVERTISEMENT The Perpetual-SBC duel is set at 2 p.m. while the LPU-CSB showdown is at 12:30 p.m.Macky Carino of Perpetual and Arnold Laniog of St. Benilde were also impressive in their coaching debuts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We’ve set big goals for this year but initially, we want to make it to the Final Four first,” said Carino, who was the coach when CSB won the women’s title two years ago before making a big jump late last year to take over from Sammy Acaylar.For Laniog, who succeeded Carino, losing is not an option. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Top riders target national crown as road cycling races get going LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

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