ELECTRIC MUDSLINGER honored by OUTSIDE Gear of the Year Awards 2015

San Clemente, California – OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has selected ELECTRIC as an honoree of their annual Gear of the Year Award, which recognizes the best new adventure sports gear of each season after months of rigorous testing. The MUDSLINGER was honored as the best of new SUNGLASSES in 2015. The entire collection of honorees appears in OUTSIDE’s Summer Buyer’s Guide, on newsstands April 28.

This year, the OUTSIDE team of adventure sports experts hit the trails on foot and on wheels, and took to rivers and lakes around the country to put all the newest shoes, bikes, boats, fitness apparel, accessories and gadgets to the test.

The Summer Buyer’s Guide offers readers everything they learned from field-testing hundreds of products, making it the top resource for everyone from seasoned adventurers to venturing out for the first time. Reviews are organized by sport and activity, and include the ideal setting or experience level for each product, as well as tips for getting the most out of each gear pick. Only the best items on the market are featured in the guide.

“We at Electric are extremely honored to have the Mudslinger selected as best of class for 2015 by Outside.  We share their passion for living an active lifestyle and have worked to create a sunglass that not only functions seamlessly and feels comfortable, but also provides industry leading clarity and protection at an amazing price.  The Mudslinger is the second release moving toward Electric’s upcoming launch of the ‘S-line’, proving that one doesn’t have to sacrifice style to wear product that performs,” commented Electric’s CEO Eric Crane.

“The innovations in the field of adventure and outdoor gear never cease to amaze us,” says OUTSIDE Buyer’s Guide editor Sam Moulton. “Our team of gear experts had plenty of difficult choices to make in putting together the Summer Buyer’s Guide this year, but after testing everything from hiking packs and running shoes to wearable tech and commuter bikes, we hand-picked the very best 350 products, including the fourteen very top performers that received our coveted Gear of the Year award. Once again, the issue is packed with everything you need for summer fun and adventure.”

The Mudslinger by Electric is a purpose built performance sunglass with superior coverage and lightweight construction. This Italian made mold injected grilamid frame features ELECTRIC’s innovative double action hinge system and 8 base melanin infused polycarbonate lenses standard. Available in Polarized Melanin infused lenses with multiple sport coatings, Electric’s Mudlsinger offers 100% UV and up to 98% harmful blue light protection for both the eyes and surrounding skin. Ranging from $80 – $170 depending on the level of polarization, the Mudslinger offers the best value in sunglasses, period.

The complete list of Gear of the Year Awards winners will be featured in the OUTSIDE Summer Buyer’s Guide, available April 28.


Founded in 2000 in California, Electric makes quality products that enhance active lifestyles – offering ‘Style that performs’. By building upon what has stood the test of time, Electric reengineers classics. The brand designs and markets sunglasses, snow goggles and helmets, watches, backpacks, luggage and accessories. They can be found throughout the Americas, Europe, Japan, China and Australasia in Lifestyle boutiques, department stores, sports shops and online, including Electric’s own e-commerce websites. Electric is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories which develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands.

About OUTSIDE:  

OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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