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Zeal Optics to release cutting-edge Transcend GPS goggle and Reliant Solar Powered backpack
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Zeal Optics, a Boulder, Colorado based eyewear company, announced the release of the Transcend GPS goggle and Reliant Solar Powered backpack. Both will be available at retailers on October 10, 2010.

The Transcend GPS goggle is promoted by Zeal Optics as a first-of-its kind snow sports goggle. Partnering with Recon Instruments, it features a display integrated inside the goggle providing real-time statistics including speed, altitude, temperature and time. Zeal Optics states the interior display does not interfere with front and peripheral vision.

Zeal Optics is releasing the Transcend GPS goggle with two lens options.

  • SPPX Polarized and Photochromatic – the company’s newest and best selling lens (MSRP $499)
  • SPX Polarized – Zeal’s original lens design (MSRP $399)

The Transcend GPS goggle will be available at select retailers including and REI (online and stores).

Zeal Optics Transcend GPS

Zeal Optics is releasing the Reliant Solar Powered Backpack also on October 10, 2010. The reliant is a 21-liter pack equipped with an organic plastic solar panel. The sunlight is stored in a self contained lithium battery and can charge mobile devices and the Transcend GPS goggle.

The Reliant will be available in two colors, Stealth Black and Rust Black, and carries a suggested retail price of $199.


  video/Recon Instruments, Zeal Optics & YouTube

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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to, and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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