Hapter is an Italian eyewear brand, founded in 2009 by Eric Balzan and Mirko Forti. On a summit in the Dolomites the two friends found old military goggles from WWI, which inspired them to create a brand. The vintage glasses have retained their eye protection function in extreme mountain conditions thanks to the practical design and high-quality manufacturing. The Hapter founders follow the same principles in the production of glasses, adding an archive aesthetic to each frame. Exceptionally technological surgical steel or rubber glasses weigh just 12 grams. Hapter has won two Silmo awards - for the best technology and the best design.