Zeal Optics unveils Colorado-inspired sunglasses: Capitol and Isabelle

Zeal Optics unveils Colorado-inspired sunglasses: Capitol and Isabelle

Whether touring in the backcountry or getting those first turns of the year at A-Basin, Zeal Optics’ new active line of sunglasses will protect your eyes from fatigue and solar glare. Named after prominent Colorado landmarks, Capitol and Isabelle are bold in their design, featuring plant-based Ellume lenses and Z-Resin frames. Additionally, with smooth styling, each sunglass will seamlessly transition into your après attire. Read more via Zeal Optics’ recent press release, below.

Press Release:

Boulder, CO — October 21, 2016 — Unzip your tent, press your coffee and take in the view through the Ellume lenses of the Capitol and Isabelle by ZEAL Optics. Named after Colorado’s natural monuments Capitol Peak and Lake Isabelle, these new sunglasses were built to take on the outdoors while enhancing the surrounding scenery.

Meet Capitol in Matte Tortoise

Capitol in Matte Tortoise

Rising 9,000 feet above the Roaring Folk Valley, Capitol Peak’s pronounced beauty and rugged knife-edge ridge line helped inspire the design of the Capitol frame. Built tough with lightweight, plant-based Z-Resin frames, plant-based Ellume lenses, no-slip ProFlex Rubber and a keyhole bridge, Capitol will be your best travel companion while exploring the elements.

Isabelle in Zeal's new Smoke Tortoise

Meet Isabelle in Zeal’s new Smoke Tortoise

Tucked amongst the famed Indian Peaks, Lake Isabelle is known for its crystal clear water juxtaposed by breathtaking mountains. The frame’s angular features and rounded cat-eye shape reflect the geometry of its namesake. Isabelle looks stylish by design and active in nature, constructed with Z-Resin frames, Ellume lenses and ProFlex rubber.

“We’re very excited to bring the inspiration we find in our Colorado backyard to life through these new frames that truly embody the peaks and zones that drive our passion to get out and explore more,” says ZEAL Optics’ director of brand activation, Mike Lewis. “The Isabelle and Capitol are not only beautifully crafted, but as rugged as the spots that inspired them.”


Zeal Optics strives to make the most environmentally conscious sunglasses without sacrificing technology. Ellume lenses are constructed out of plant-based materials. The lens fights eye fatigue while protecting against all UVA/B/C rays and HEV light. Capitol and Isabelle’s frames are constructed out of Z-Resin. Instead of using crude oil, each frame is made from the castor bean, an efficient, fast-growing perennial that is easy to grow, withstands drought and thrives on marginal lands. Z-Resin doesn’t compete with food crops and also significantly reduces the amount of CO2 released during manufacturing.

For more information, visit zealoptics.com.

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