Words and photos by Isami Kiyooka
Trinsic Optics is the newest goggle company coming out of Vancouver. Started by Steve Bigeault at the start of the 20/21 season, Trinsic aims to give back to the community and support local riders from the north shore.
Their goal is to sell high-quality goggles at an affordable price, with their goggles being under $200. Asked in an interview by us, Steve Bigeault explains that “We are a Canadian company wanting to offer products with excellent optical quality that are reasonably priced. We also want to be involved in the local community and beyond, and help build up and encourage riders.”
This goal of supporting locals is displayed by their “North Shore” team consisting of Jordan Phillips, Niko Pavlakos, Vern Petty, Josh Ceiclen, Mark Bramwell, Laura Munro, Sophia Walters and Eric Martin. In addition, they have Nicola Ganz, Mark Tremblay, Antony Lessard, Dan Barker, Bailey Birkkjaer, Chase Baines, Christine Feleki riding for them up in the Sea to Sky.
Don’t be fooled by their lower prices though, Trinsic still offers high-quality goggles with up-to-date technology such as magnetic lens changing systems, anti-fog performance as well as high definition lenses in all of their products.
Each pair of goggles comes with two lenses, with 8 different lens options, available in Asian/low bridge fit. For under $200 this is one of the most affordable goggles on the market right now.
Their most popular goggle seems to be the MGC1, retailing at $169.99; it has a clean-looking and comfortable medium fit frame, fitting smaller faces as well as sitting slightly higher on the nose to reduce pinching.
You’ll be hearing a lot more about Trinsic this season, but what’s next for this local company?
This season’s goggles are available now at retail locations such as North Shore Ski and Board or www.trinsicoptics.com