Chuck Mumford is a regular guy who loves driving his van, travelling, skiing and many other outdoor sports. He is also the founder of Pit Viper. A distinct and quirky brand that produces indestructible eyewear.
Pit Viper's story began in 2012, during one of Chuck's trips to the mountains to explore them on his skis. Chuck always wore a pair of high-end sunglasses to go everywhere, including skiing. Due to a small mishap, his beloved sunglasses broke. Disappointed that the goggles were not strong enough, Chuck had the idea to design and manufacture a pair of goggles that were highly resistant to bumps, twists and falls.
Chuck bought a few surplus sunglasses from the US Army and started to create a new and unique product with them. Together with Chris Garcin, the current co-owner of the brand, they set the next steps: attractive designs, large-scale manufacturing and a light-hearted marketing strategy.
Pit Viper prototypes could be thrown onto the ground without breaking. They could also be crushed and even run over by a car without superficial damage. However, strength wasn't everything. In addition to creating a very robust product, Chuck and Chris also had to design glasses that provided adequate eye protection.
When everything was ready and performance tests had proved successful, the Pit Viper glasses were almost ready to be launched on the market – the only thing missing was a bit of colour and design.
Once Pit Viper glasses were approved and passed all the quality controls, Chuck let his artistic talent grow and painted them based on his extreme lifestyle and his own lifestyle, which was very characteristic of the 90s.
In order for their project to grow and have a greater impact on the world of optics, they got funding through Kickstarter in order to let the production of the first Pit Viper glasses series set off. Thanks to this campaign, they had maximum freedom to develop a creative and high-quality product.
At Pit Viper, special importance is given to keeping fun alive, a trait that can be seen at a glance in all of their models. Likewise, it is a brand distinguished by its way of describing each model of glasses and for its website's design inspired by the 90s. This makes them stand out from their competitors.
At Pit Viper, they are very confident and do trust in their product's endurance. That's why they offer their customers the option of getting a new Pit Viper pair in exchange for a video of them smashing their goggles in the most original way.
In short, the indestructible and iconic Pit Viper glasses will give you all the protection you need along with a completely unique and recognisable style.
For cycling, skiing, mountain biking and even working from home – Pit Viper goggles do their job, protecting you and making you look cool.
At our e-commerce shop you can find a wide range of Pit Viper cycling equipment with different designs and lenses so you can choose the one that suits you and your lifestyle best. In addition, Santafixie is one of the few retailers that sell Pit Viper glasses in Spain.