Archive for the ‘Eyepro’ Category

Spy Optic SI

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Spy Optic is a well known sunglasses brand. Over the years, they’ve had lots of costumers who also happen to be service members, LE, first responders and federal government employees. Spy Optic began to create dedicated styles for these customers.


Recently, they brought on an old friend of mine, Marc Van Buskirk, to create a dedicated website for those same folks. He is the man behind the creation of Oakley SI and GovX, both great websites.

Spy Optic SI features sunglasses for both men and women, goggles, and clothing. Sunglasses are available with ANSI Z87.1 rated protection for on the job, or standard commercial lenses for off duty wear.

ANSI Jackman

Spy Optic Standard Issue is available to current and former military, Law Enforcement, and first responders.

Sneak Peek – A7 “ATLAS” Modular Eyepro System

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

The all new A7 Defense & Aerospace “ATLAS” modular eye protection system has just completed FAT testing and will be released soon.

The Atlas system features:

• A7’s proprietary “Ghost Shield” photochromic technology with lenses available in both photochromic and High Definition (HD) photochromic, and LCD screen compatible and ballistic polarized.
• A lightweight and robust TR-90 frame
• Arms that are designed to maintain the seal around the ears when wearing hearing protection
• A three-way adjustable nose piece that sits higher on the nose for increased stability, comfort, and for a more unobstructed view
• Distortion-free, crystal clear optics
• Protection against UVA/B/C
• Embedded anti-fog that does not need refreshing

Additionally, the Atlas system can be configured for multiple styles and face shapes by simply removing the lens and attaching several different “load outs” all of which are fully ballistic.

Propper Now Offering Wiley-X

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Propper told us they are now stocking six models of Wiley-X protective eyewear. They offer ANSI Z87 and OSHA protective ratings.

Magpul Introduces Eyewear

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Today, Magpul introduces an entirely new product category, eyewear. But when you consider their expertise in injection molding and their ever growing clothing line, eyewear looks like the perfect bridge.


Naturally, they’re protective in nature, but Magpul wanted to offer something you’ll want to wear, no matter what you’re doing.


The first three styles are The Terrain, The Explorer, and the Summit. Add to that Black, Gray, and Tortoise Shell frame colors along with a variety lenses that have different polarization, color and mirroring for the various conditions you’ll encounter; whether driving to work, fishing on your favorite stretch of river, or on the shooting range.

Magpul offers full ballistic and safety rating and protection for active use with the Terrain (the larger full performance sport option) and the Summit (the smaller full performance sport option), and pulled it back just a bit with something a little more traditional with the Explorer (still full impact protection, but with less of a frame wrap).

There are currently 27 different options and by August they should all be available for sale.

Most of the stock went to Magpul dealers, so check with your preferred retailer.

ADS Federal Range Day 18 – Oakley SI Advancer

Friday, June 8th, 2018

The Advancer was designed to fight lens fogging with a different approach.

If the lens starts to fog up, you pull a switch at the bridge and the lens pushes away from the bridge, giving it extra space and air.

SOF Select 18 – Costa Eye Pro

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Costa is displaying several models of sunglasses intended for low viz operations where the wearer wants performance without the tactical black paint job.

At the top of the photo is the Blackfin with Grey frame and Silver Mirror lens, while lower frame is the Fantail also in Grey with Green lens.

Both styles are available with prescription lenses as well as a variety of lens colors and finishes including Blue Mirror for use in the open ocean and Copper Silver Mirror for use inshore.

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ADS Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo – Step In Visor by Ops-Core

Friday, March 30th, 2018


Ops-Core has refined their Step-In Visor which is designed to work specifically with the geometry of the FAST line of helmets. The visor works like goggles, but without an edge seal, providing eye protection. It also sits very close to the eyes so they can be used with night vision systems.


The new buckle allows the wearer to get the visor close in and tight. So much so that the Step-In Visor can be used in military free fall operations.


The visor can be unbuckled from one side and stowed out of the way for donning and doffing or when otherwise not needed.

2018 FirstSpear Range Day – Oakley Grey Prizm

Monday, January 22nd, 2018


Oakley introduces the new Prizm Grey lens which offers increased contrast but in neutral grey. Oakley is submitting what you see here to the US Army’s Approved Protective Eyewear List program. Frames are offered in Coyote or Black. However, the lens can be had in 2.0 and 3.0 Mframes as well as the Alpha series.

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