Rx is possible with Gill, Drift and Newmad of the ‘Family Edition’

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!

Models that have interchangeable lenses and Prescription ready

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.

Temple of Corvus Fittings Gill frame has a small cut and screw

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!

Gill of the Interchangeable and prescription lens frames of Corvus Fittings

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 the seam in the middle of the frame so that only one screw is required

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

We Are Local, and so are you!

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!

Nomads, Newmads and Oldmads

The Newmads our updated Aviator for the Nomad

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.

Are you HAPPY?!?!?! NO MAD!!!!

Our new HQ

An amazing new HQ for Corvus Fittings!

There’s a mansion on the hill!

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.

Oh Summer, how we love thee…

…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!

Corvus Fittings @ Sunset Beach NC

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!

Also, big props to the namesake of the model, my Victoria Nomads Frisbee Club that is representing Canada at the Worlds Ultimate Championships in Japan www.wugc2012.org

Pop-Up Shop EXPLODES!

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).