In the high-altitude brilliance of Colorado’s landscape, where the sun reigns supreme, eye protection is not just a necessity but an art. Sunburned corneas and its associated snow blindness are not the accessories you want to sport. Obermeyer, an Aspen-born icon of mountain apparel since 1947, introduces its latest masterpiece: the Mer de Glace Sunglasses. This creation is not just a nod to the brand’s legacy of innovation but a continuation of its ethos—making the outdoors more enjoyable, stylish, and safe.
Drawing inspiration from the spirited 1960s and ’70s, the Mer de Glace sunglasses, a product of Obermeyer’s partnership with the French eyewear artisans at Manufacture Alpine, are a testament to style and durability. The unisex frame isn’t merely a visual treat; it’s a bulwark against the elements. The scratch-resistant mineral glass lenses are clear as day and as tough as nails, with complete UV protection adept at blocking out the harshest glares and only allowing the vertical passage of light, effectively eliminating 99.9% of glare, with a resilience that belies their elegant design. Born from the brand’s intimate understanding of mountain elements, removable leather glacier shields and bridge cover not only ward off severe winds but also provide an additional layer against the piercing alpine sun.
But exclusivity is the true hallmark of these shades. Limited to a mere 1,000 pieces, each pair is individually numbered, signifying their rarity and your distinctive style statement. Embracing the 2023–24 trends, these shades exude bold, masculine energy, effortlessly straddling the line between streetwear and activewear, between on the mountain and off. The Mer de Glace doesn’t just cater to the pragmatic needs of winter adventurers; it stands at the vanguard of après-ski fashion.