Fifty years in business is something to celebrate, so O’Neal has decked out much of their 2020 gear with special ’50 Years Faster’ logos and badges. At Crankworx Whistler, O’Neal had new goods including packs, goggles, shoes, gloves, a trail helmet and a clever DH helmet accessory on display at their very colorful booth.
Please note – most of these products are currently only shown on O’Neal’s European website, so all prices (except the Trailfinder helmet) are listed in euros.
O’Neal 2020- Romer hydration pack:
The Romer is a 12L hydration pack that carries a 2L bladder. Out front, pockets on both shoulder straps offer some easy access cargo space, and the waist strap has two zippered pockets as well. This should make grabbing small items quick and easy, with no need to remove the pack. The main compartment offers space for larger items and holds the bladder in its own sleeve.
The Romer’s back panel features raised pads to channel air and provide some cushion. All the Romer’s zippers are water repellent, and it carries an integrated tool wrap. The buckles hanging on the backside can be joined with an included strap to carry an open or full-face helmet, and the chest buckle has a built in whistle. The Romer comes in Black only, and sells for 79.99€ (bladder included).
If you’re looking to carry essential ride tools and have a water bottle on your bike, the Waist Toolbag could be ideal. While it doesn’t offer a water bottle carrier, it does provide two small pockets on either strap (perfect for multi tools) with Velcro closures, and one small zippered pocket on the front of the waist strap. The main pouch has pump straps and a separate clear zippered pocket inside.
The waist belt is wide, padded, and stretches to make sure you remain comfortable. It closes securely with both Velcro and a buckle. The Waist Toolbag retails for 29.99€ in Black only.
The Trailfinder is O’Neal’s new price-point trail riding helmet, so you won’t find O’Neal’s impact-absorbing IPX cells in this model but you will get a good looking and perfectly functional lid for well under $100. The Trailfinder features a micro-adjustable one-hand retention system, and easy to use adjusters on the side straps. Its shell offers plenty of oversized vents to keep your head cool, and the visor is adjustable and detachable.
Other nice touches for a budget conscious helmet are the Fidlock buckle and soft cover on the chin strap. The Trailfinder’s weight is listed at approx. 380g (depending on size). Sizes S/M and L/XL are available for $79.99 USD (69.99€). Color options are Neon or Black.
The B-20 Goggle boasts a slim frame with a wide field of vision and riggers to fit well over helmets. The frames also lever open on both sides for quick, easy lens swaps. On the back is a comfortable triple-density foam that wicks moisture.
O’Neal’s optional radium lenses offer some impressive technical features; Not only are they impact-resistant, they also have anti-reflective, anti-scratch and anti-fog coatings, a Blue Blocker coating that reflects harmful blue light away from your eyes, and they offer UV 400 protection. Even their basic clear lenses share most of these features.
The B-20’s lenses include tear-off pins, and single or laminated tear-offs are available. The straps have three silicone stripes to keep these goggles secure on your lid. The B-20 goggle comes in a bunch of different color and lens options, with prices ranging from 49.99€ to 59.99€.
B-30 Reseda Goggle:
For a little extra protection, the B-30 Reseda goggles include a nose cover that can be removed when not needed. The frames are ventilated, feature large outriggers for optimum helmet fitment, and offer a wide field of view. The B-30’s impact resistant 3-D molded Radium lenses protect 100% against UVA/B/C, and have the full complement of coatings described above.
The B-30’s share the same triple density foam, silicone printed strap and tear-off compatibility as the B-20’s. All lenses compatible with the B-20 Goggle will also fit the B-30’s. The B-30 Reseda goggle comes in five colorways with Blue or Red Radium lenses, which all sell for 69.99€.
The B-50 goggle remains unchanged for 2020, but it was a good fit for O’Neal’s 50th anniversary logos, which appear on these goggles and a slew of other clothing items for next year.
Sender Flat shoe:
For flat-pedal riders, O’Neal presents the 2020 Sender Flat. This shoe gives you O’Neal’s Honey Rubber sole which aims to be grippy but not so much that adjusting your foot is impossible. Laces and a wide Velcro strap ensure a snug fit, and the tongue and ankle areas are well padded to keep your feet comfortable.
The toe box is externally reinforced to protect your toes from rock strikes, and mesh panels on the sides and front of the shoe let your feet breathe. The Sender Flat shoe sells for 99.99€ in Black/Grey only. Sizes 36-47 are available.
The Prodigy is a new glove model for O’Neal, which provides light armouring on the backside and a thin palm for tactile control. The Prodigy’s ventilated, single-ply Nanofront palm is thin yet durable, and the seamless fingertips are touchscreen ready. The palm and fingertips also have silicone printing to help grab your grips and levers.
Four-way stretch Lycra panels allow for mobility, and a Velcro closure at the wrist keeps these gloves on tight. Color options are Race Black/White, White/Grey, and a Five Zero Black/Neon Red 50th anniversary version. They sell for 44.99€ in sizes S-XXL.
One unique item at the booth this year was O’Neal branded airflaps (Airflaps is its own patented product). These little devices stick to the sides of your full-face helmet and allow you to flip your goggles forwards off your face, to clear condensation or allow air to flow and cool you down while you climb. Airflaps are already used in enduro moto races, and I guess we’ll see if they catch on with MTB enduro racers. Airflaps sell for 54.99€ per pair, and come in Black only.
Check out O’Neal’s website for more info on these items and the rest of their 2020 collection.