We’ve been working on this for awhile now and finally can offer special models of the Gill, Drift and Newmad with interchangeable lenses and the ability to get your own prescription lenses fitted!
You asked for interchangeable or Rx compatible frames and we got ’em. We have the Drift (Tan, Chocolate and Black), Gill (chocolate) and Newmad (chocolate) in our online shop soon (email us if you’re super keen to try them out).
Today we can send you a pair and you can get your preferred Optometrist to get lenses with your Rx and in the correct shape. You will love how light the bamboo frames are on your face but be certain to remind your lens fitter to be careful as the natural fibres are not as flexible as oil based plastics so it needs to be just right.
The cut is aligned with the grain and barely noticeable but when you unscrew it you can safely swap lenses, either the ones we include or your own Rx lenses
Maybe you’re just living in a climate (like Vancouver) that warrants some dark polarized lenses for our awesome summer (August) and then some lighter tints for the grey days of the rest of the year. We refer to our lighter lenses of the Auburnd Faded Gradient and the Auburn Polarized as ‘Vancouver Specials’. Ideal for any light condition and guaranteed to ameliorate your outlook on any day!
Here’s a look at the Gill from below where you can see the very small hole with the screw that enable you to swap out the lenses
The Drift and the Newmad have only one screw that holds both Lenses in place with the seam barely noticeable as it is in line with the grain of the bamboo
The genuinely rad folks at We Are Local have a Pop Up shop on Main Street for the next few weeks. They’ve curated a stellar assortment of products from local merchants. It’s like the highlight reel of cool pieces from all the independent shops around the town. Too many shops to list but our friends at Lut Boutique mentioned we should go and meet them.
Dean and Daniela are amazing folks! Go see them and their quality wares. Oh, and they have the styles of our Family Edition!
Like the new member of the family, they are the Newmads
I’m officially an “Oldmad”. It’s determined by birth year on my team, the Nomads. We won the World Championship this year in Japan. This marked the official conclusion of over two decades of Ultimate but we look forward to decades more of the brotherhood of Nomads.
As you may have guessed the “Nomad” is a nod to my brothers. We’ve updated our aviator frame and in another nod to my brothers, those like myself who have joined the team years into our existence, we have called them the “Newmad”, since they are the new addition to the brotherhood.
We made the front page of www.vancouverisawesome.com today. A quick interview about Corvus Fittings by Jessic McIlroy who was also a big part of EcoFashion Week (that we attended last week). Thanks Jess! No back to getting our new catalogue done!
Corvus Fittings was conceived while spending many days touring around the backcountry so we think it’s more than fitting (oh, bad pun) that we should move our headquarters there. While on a recent hike we think we’ve found an ideal new office. Tough commute but darn worth it.
…let me count the ways: long days, heat waves, skinny dips, cold beers, good friends…ahhhhhhh.
We’ve been savoring the days and enjoying plenty of product testing on rivers, lakes and oceans. We’ve also been working on some new styles, colours and lenses. We’ve been listening so more polarized lenses and new stains to our frames.
More on this soon but we’re planning new stuff for late September. Until then, keep enjoying all that the season has to offer!
We’re doing some heavy product testing here at Sunset Beach North Carolina.We’ve been recklessly swimming and surfing each day with our shades on. It’s kind of like when you drop the frisbee, you have to look around in the breaking waves but then there they are sitting on the surface. I don’t recommend full on surfing unless you don’t wipe out very often. I got pitched over the falls and didn’t do a good job of locating my customized pair of Nomads.
I guess we could also call it a ‘vacation’ but lots of serious biz going on simultaneously.
Hey Sunset Beach, if you found a Vanilla pair of Bamboo aviators that have “are you happy?…NO MAD!!!” written on the side, maybe I can swap you for a brand new pair!
We were swamped! Our first public launch drew a huge crowd all day and so many new ‘Founders’ buying pairs of Corvus. When things were calmer I tried to get some video of the crowd and comments, here’s a collection.
There’s even a celebrity in here (seriously, from a crazy successful web comedy).