Operativ Kleiss Wood Sunglasses

Our new Kleiss wood sunglasses feature hand-crafted black or zebra wood frames with polarized lenses. Like all of our wood shades, they come with a Lifetime Warranty, engraved bamboo case, and travel case/kit. Read & see more on the shop.

Operativ Tank Top Front and Back

New Operativ tanks for summer! The Misdirection tank features 50/50 blend fabric for a soft vintage feel, soft-hand water based inks, Operativ Third Eye back print, and contrast color seams. Available now through our [ Online Store ]

Operativ Hand-Crafted Wood Sunglasses

Our new line of hand-crafted wood sunglasses are available now through our online store. Designed with meticulous attention to detail, and made from sustainable wood, bamboo, and recycled skateboard decks. The new line of sunglasses offers polarized lenses, stainless spring hinges for a comfortable fit, and a very light weight feel. The new line is backed by our Lifetime Warranty replacement program. Check out photos of all styles, colors, and more detailed info by visiting our online shop.

Check out David Grant’s part from BSD Nearly 4k DVD. Two years filming all over the world, David makes huge set-ups and technical moves looks effortless.

Operativ Lookback 2015

Thanks for support closing out an amazing 5th year for Operativ. We had a great time meeting everyone while on the road this summer at Riot Fest, Mayhem Fest, Bunbury Festival, Ubahn, and other events. We’re amped for 2016, and excited about all of the new products, events, and projects on the horizon. See you next year!

Our good friend Alphonzo Rawls has been killing it with his Everybody Skates clothing line. Inspired by a lifetime love for skating and having fun with pop-culture, Alf’s line has been making a splash in the skate world. Check out this short video for a closer look behind Alf’s life and Everybody Skates.

Operativ Mystery Box Special

Due to demand, extended until Friday, Dec. 4th at Midnight (EST)!: Operativ Mystery Box with $200+ worth of Operativ gear for $99 shipped. Orders outside of the US, add $25 for shipping. Hit up the shop here!

This is an amazing video capturing a look at volunteer firefighter Patrick Hardison’s face transplant surgery after he was severely burned during a home call. Columbus, Ohio native BMX rider, David Rodebaugh, died in an accident while living in New York City, and following his death David’s family agreed that as an organ donor, David’s would give a new face to Patrick. What an amazing and larger than life legacy to give. Much respect to David, Patrick, and their families in this sad, beautiful and powerful journey.

Patrick Hardison, David Rodebaugh

Photo courtesy of the Hardison Family (Hardison) and Mark Seager (Rodebaugh)

Come join us October 16th & 17th in Cincinnati for Ubahn Fest, where you can check out the full Operativ line. Buried in a hidden transit tunnel beneath the city, Ubahn Fest brings to life a solid line up of hip hop and EDM (featuring ASAP Ferg and Keys N Krates), street artists, BMX, skate, and more. Learn more and get tickets on the Ubahn site.