The Backwoods Collective

A collaboration between Zeal, Weston and the National Forest Foundation to benefit our forests and backcountry.

Zeal & Weston Unite To Support Our Forests

In a joint effort of stewardship, Colorado-based Zeal Optics and Weston have created an exclusive line to breathe new life into our forests, to raise awareness around the plight of our public lands and restore National Forests by planting 10,000 trees.

You can follow the #BackwoodsCollective partnership on social media for updates and other ways you can support our public lands, find products and become a part of the Fellowship to protect our forests.

Backwoods Collective Hangfire, Roots/Auto+ GB

For every Backwoods Collective goggle sold, Zeal Optics will work with the National Forest to plant five trees on national forest lands impacted by fires and disease to keep our mountains vibrant and healthy places to play.

Backwoods Collective Hangfire, Roots/Polarized Alchemy Mirror

Hangfire combines the optical technology of spherical lenses, mimicking the eye’s shape to minimize distortion, with Zeal’s award winning Observation Deck Technology (ODT) pantoscopic-tilt design, allowing you to see 20% more of the slope below you with zero distortion. With its sleek rimless design, incredible peripheral field of view and helmet compatibility, Hangfire takes a minimalistic approach to revolutionizing the way you see winter.

Backwoods Collective Lookout, Macaw/Jade Mirror

All Backwoods Collective goggles come with custom packaging and rPET goggle bags that signify your support for our public lands and wild places.

Backwoods Collective Lookout, Macaw/Polarized Dark Grey

Zeal Optics has united its patented Rail Lock System (//RLs) and award-winning Observation Deck Technology (ODT) in the revolutionary Lookout goggle to elevate your vision and experience on the mountain. The dual sliding rail system guides, slides and locks your lens into place simply and securely, while the ODT frame's pantoscopic tilt and low profile expand your vertical field of view by 20%, allowing you to see every inch of the line below you.


A powder and freeride hybrid, this Weston Backwoods snowboard features a wide nose, a tapered tail and mid-stiff flex. It's nimble in trees, reliable on crud and floaty in deep snow.

National Forest Foundation

The National Forest Foundation promotes the enhancement and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System. Each year, the NFF restores wildlife habitats, plants trees in areas affected by fires and improves recreational opportunities.

1% For The Planet

At Zeal Optics, we are passionate about giving back to the places we love to explore so much. We’re proud to be a member of the 1% For The Planet family, and donate 1% of our gross sales to non-profits that work to protect the wild places we love.

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The Backwoods Collective's Impact

Supporting Our Forests