Urbanears has collaborated with the Roland-Garros 2016 French Open.
The Swedish headphone brand basically took its new wireless Active Hellas headphones and coloured them "Clay Red" as a tribute to the tennis tournament held annually in Paris. Described as "sweat-friendly", the Active Hellas are Bluetooth headphone with a washable headband and ear cushions, a built-in mic, and an interface you can swipe on to navigate through playlists.
Urbanears described its new edition of Hellas headphones and the collaboration with Roland-Garros as an "epic moment" that celebrates the "creative flair and passion we see played out" at the tournament each year. And a brand manager from the French Tennis Federation said it was "delighted" to work with a "design-conscious brand" to colour a pair of headphones in its trademark clay-red (an orange/red colour).
Roland–Garros is run by the French Tennis Federation and held every year at the Porte d’Auteuil in Paris, while a clay court is a type of tennis court. The French Open uses clay courts, and is the only Grand Slam to be played on clay. So if you're super into clay-court tennis and consider yourself an audiophile, you'll likely be super excited about these Roland-Garros edition headphones.
They cost $120 and will be available for purchase at Roland-Garros stadium shops, select stores, and Urbanears.com.