Hey snowboarders—there’s a new member on the team and he’s pretty gnarly. Backcountry freestyle rider Eric Jackson, better known as “E-Jack,” has joined SPY OPTIC’s growing snow team. With an aggressive and confident style, he will continue to lead progressive backcountry freestyle with Happy Lens snow goggles on his face. After enduring two injury-filled seasons, Jackson bounced back stronger than ever with a renewed work ethic and positive mental focus that has paid off.

Jackson has received many significant recognitions beyond his fascinating roles in “The Fourth Phase” and “Good Luck,” including Men’s Video Part of the Year in TransWorld Snowboarding’s Riders Poll, bronze at the X-Games Real Snow Backcountry event and a spot on SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s Top Ten Riders of the Year list in 2017.

“I’m hyped to be a part of what Spy has going on right now. These guys are pushing the best tech and design for charging on the snow and chilling when the boots come off. From the quick-change system on the Doom to the all-terrain awesomeness of the new Hunt sunglasses, I couldn’t be more stoked to have the Happy Lens as a part of my daily kit,” says Jackson. Andrew Thomas, snow marketing manager at Spy Optic, adds: “We’re happy to welcome E-Jack to the Spy program. His personality truly reflects his riding and is a great fit for the brand—fun, bold, confident and uniquely creative. Working with Eric is a good time, and I’m excited for him to See Happy in his snow goggles, fishing sunglasses and even his prescription frames.”

Jackson joins a growing crew of notable snowboarders and skiers to back the Happy Lens on snow, including Chris Rasman, Helen Schettini, Mike Gray, Phil Casabon, Ahmet Dadali and Wiley Miller. We can’t wait to see him rocking these bad boys while shredding the gnar.

–Yailya Martinez