Based in California, Heat Wave is an independent eyewear brand focused on developing quality sunglasses for those that demand more. Always original, always highly visual.
— Justin Hertel, Heat Wave Co-Founder
There’s a lot of crossover between our two brands. We’re both passionate about moto and all-things fast. The collab was a no-brainer.
— Justin Hertel
We’re stoked with how the frames turned out. The strong, bold design matches the 805 vibe perfectly.
Coming Up with the Designs
We were introduced to the Heat Wave team through a friend, moto rider and 805/Heat Wave ambassador, Mark Atkins aka Mark the Butcher.
About The Quatro Sunglasses
For our newest collab, we chose the Quatro frame in a black and white finish showcasing the 805 logo.
Justin Hertel with Heat Wave explains, “we’ve taken Heat Wave’s heritage design features and reimagined them with a race-inspired, smooth profile and premium fit. The Quatro’s comfortable subframe is covered by a striking single shield lens and completed with a contrasting metal brow accent. These are sunglasses designed for fast living.”
About The Vise Sunglasses
After reviewing a few frame options, we landed on the Vise frame in an all-black finish with a small 805 logo. The Vise frame called to us because of its uncompromising, bold and superior design. It has hard lines, squared-up shape and relaxed fit – An ideal balance of cool, athletic and casual our fans will enjoy.
Shop the two co-lab designs on our website. Also available for sale at our three California locations.
About Heat Wave Visual
Heat Wave Visual, founded by two individuals Justin Hertel, and Doug Karlson who sought to bring something more to the table in the eyewear market. Founded in 2012 the brand sought to create an original, affordable and customizable sunglasses platform on a level never before offered. Learn more on their website.