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Bollé Launches First Ever Augmented Reality Sunglass Experience For Smartphones

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

New AR Technology Allows Users to Experience Bollé Phantom lenses on their Smartphone and Purchase From a Participating Retailer.

Lyon, France, (JUNE 23, 2020) – Bollé, maker of the most innovative lenses in the world is forever changing the way people try and buy sunglasses. With the introduction of an exclusive Augmented Reality Sunglass experience, shoppers can now try-out Bollé’s flagship Phantom lens technology without ever having to physically touch the glasses. 

Partnering with QReal and M7 Innovations, Bollé’s AR experience is a first for the sunglass industry. Within Instagram, the demonstration invites users to try out Bollé’s Phantom lens through one of the brand’s iconic models – the Chronoshield. After seeing the glasses on their face, users simply flip their camera from selfie-view to front-facing and Phantom lenses are superimposed on their actual view. Users then introduce sunglass effects like high contrast, anti-fog, and light-adaptive into their real surroundings to see Phantom lenses in action. Once users select a lens that suits their style and needs, they can search for a retailer that carries Bollé. 

“AR is routinely used for try-on and certainly enhances the buying experience. But AR for try-out, this is a first,” said Louis Cisti, Vice President of Global Marketing for Bollé Brands. “In the new normal of retail, Bollé recognizes that safety is now the most important thing. Consumers demand shopping encounters that minimize physical interaction. However, when it comes to buying premium sunglasses, they still have high expectations and expect to see tangible benefits. Bollé’s AR try-out does all that heavy lifting. Shoppers get to see perceivable performance benefits before making a purchase.” Cisti continued.

Using AR, users will experience several unique Bollé lens features that demonstrate Phantom’s superiority for spring skiing, cycling, running and more: 

• Light Adaptive Technology: the user is presented with a slider that allows them to change their exposure, making the scene brighter or darker. They watch Phantom’s molecular photochromic filter adapt to changes in ambient light. 

• Platinum Anti-Fog Treatment: The user’s view begins to fog up, simulating the fogging that occurs from sweat while riding, hiking, or spring skiing. Fog condenses outside the glasses, but the view through the sunglasses remains crystal clear, mimicking the real-world performance Phantom Lenses in a perspiring situation.

• High Contrast: The scene outside the glasses remains natural, but the user is able to experience improved color and depth perception as they look through the Phantom lenses. 

For the Try On part of the experience users will be able to see how they look in the Bollé Chronoshield, a new take on an original style from the 1980s. The Chronoshield offers an extra wide field of view, ideal for visual comfort and protection against wind or debris. Venting ensures the lenses never fog up and the adjustable Thermogrip nose-pads and temple tips gives a custom fit while making sure they stay in place.

To try-out Phantom Lenses using this augmented reality experience, users can either click on a QR code that will be included in Bollé marketing materials or may visit this link using their: Merged Single Lens Experience

Brigantes Issue Essentials – Bolle Tactical Combat Ballistic Glasses  

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Each week we bring you products that should be on all military standard issue kit lists. This week it’s Bolle Tactical Comat Ballistic Glasses.

Bollé delivers the highest quality sunglasses and goggles for performance and protection.

Their latest generation of Combat hybrid ballistic glasses complies with STANAG 4296 and EN172 goggles with a unique modular system thanks to the continuous, easily replaceable lens in the versions clear, smoked glass and CSP and the combined headband / headband system (with or without foam).

Each pair of Bolle’s ballistic glasses have had their signature platinum treatment. This permanent coating applied on both surfaces makes then highly scratch resistant (1.4 cd/m²) , gives them high resistance to the most aggressive chemicals and slows the appearance of fogging. In any circumstances and at every moment, Platinum provides the highest safety for eyes.

The combat glasses’ revolutionary B-Flex technology offers unique flexibility. The B-FLEX nose bridge is light, flexible & adaptable in all directions. Due to the shape memory material, it fits in all directions and to all face shapes. 

In addition to this, the combat glasses are 99.9% UVA and UVB protection.

Bolle’s CSP (comfort sensitivity perception) coating, like ESP, is an effective solution for all activities that alternate exposure to bright light and low light, while also being suitable for extreme temperature environments. Ideal for cold and hot countries, from the Far East to Siberia. CSP technology to filter blue light is combined with the exclusive Platinum coating, to sustainably combat fogging and provide permanent visual comfort from a single pair of glasses.

Bolle Tactical’s combat glasses are a perfect fit for all elements of military exercise and deployment. Combining patented technology with comfort and durability means that they are the perfect solution for the military user in any weather condition or terrain.

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ABOM Optics – APEL HEET Cold Weather Goggle

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

ABOM Optics’ HEET Cold Weather Goggles are on the US Army’s Authorized Protective Eyewear List, but what makes them different than anything else on the list is that they feature a heated lens to deal with fogging.

Their Klair Active Anti-Fogging Heating technology uses a thin film heating element to warm the inner lens which is powered by an onboard lithium-ion battery. The outer lens is toric polycarbonate. Naturally, being on the APEL, these goggles also meet MIL-PRF-32432A.

They’ve also got glasses in the hopper which utilize their Active Anti-Fogging Heating technology as well.

SHOT Show 20 – Gentex PVS-31 Snap Shields

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Gentex has introduced Ops-Core Snap Shield variants compatible with the AN/PVS-31 night vision goggle. Used as an alternative to standard eye cups, the Snap Shields safeguard the eyes and face from fragments and debris with minimal impact to peripheral vision. Meets ANSI z87.

SHOT Show 20 – Tardigrade Industries’ OCELLUS Armored Eyewear

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Tardigrade Industries‘ OCELLUS line of Armored Eyewear is amazing. They showed is an early version and they’ve come a long way. They have met STANAG body armor rating for frag as well as other threats.

They’ve vastly improved the form factor to something more akin to a low profile goggle than the SCUBA mask-like earlier version. One of the next steps is integration of an Rx insert.

FirstSpear Range Day 20 – Oakley Hannibal

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

The new Ballistic Hannibal from Oakley offers Mil-standard Ballistic, Rx Capable dual lens with Prizm technology. That’s right, a ballistic certified prescription lens. Add on to that, this ear stems for comfort under ear pro.

Coming soon.


Magpul Announces Three New Eyepro Models

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

Magpul is expanding their line of protective eyewear with three new models: Defiant, Apex and Helix.

All three models will be available in both Polarized and Non-Polarized versions.


• Frames are constructed of TR90NZZ and combine lightweight construction and ballistic protection, providing rugged strength and flexibility
• Ballistic Rating: Z87+
• Medium / Large fit profile
• Anti-slip rubber nose pads and temple pads for increased retention and comfort
• Oleophobic lenses repel water and provide oil, sweat, sunscreen and other chemical protection
• Anti-reflective coating on inside of lenses minimizes distracting reflections
• Anti-fog coating keeps your lenses clear and free from condensation
• Coated stainless steel pins provide simple but dependable hinge functionality
• Low-profile temple design maintains comfort and function while wearing hats or over the ear hearing protection
• Polarized and non-polarized lens options
• Lenses are removable for easy maintenance and changing conditions


• Constructed of TR90NZZ, the 8 base frames combine lightweight construction and ballistic protection, providing rugged strength, flexibility, and lateral eye and temple protection
• Ballistic Rated Z87+ and MIL-PRF 32432 lenses and frames meet both high velocity impact protection and safety ratings
• Medium to large fit profile
• Oleophobic lenses repel water and provide oil, sweat, sunscreen, and other chemical protection
• Anti-reflective coating on inside of lenses minimizes distracting reflection
• Padded, low profile temples integrate with over-the-ear-hearing protection and communication headsets
• Coated stainless steel pins provide simple but dependable hinge functionality
• Anti-slip rubber nose and temple pads
• Polarized and Non-Polarized lens options


• Frames constructed of TR90NZZ, combining lightweight construction and ballistic protection
• Ballistic Rating: TBD
• Interchangeable lens system designed to optimize performance in any environment
• Oleophobic lenses repel water and provide oil, sweat, sunscreen and other chemicals
• Coated stainless steel pins provide simple but dependable hinge functionality
• Anti-slip rubber nose pads
• Low profile temple design maintains comfort and function while wearing hats or over the ear hearing protection
• Polarized and Non-Polarized lens options available
• Fits medium and large face profiles

Leupold Teases New Line of Performance Eyewear

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., is giving a sneak peek at the launch of a new Performance Eyewear product line, which will be available to consumers in early 2020. Designed, machined, and assembled in the United States, the entire Performance Eyewear line is made from lightweight, ballistic-rated materials and ships with scratch-resistant polarized lenses as rugged and clear as the company’s award-winning sporting optics.

Designed with hunters and shooters in mind, five styles will be available at launch. Each design is packed with features and built to deliver the performance and reliability that Leupold products are known for.

“Leupold users expect the highest-quality optics in the world. When we chose to enter the eyewear market, we spent two years making sure the final product lived up to our exacting standards,” said Tim Lesser, Vice President of Product Development at Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “The result is a product line which takes full advantage of the 112 years of optics manufacturing expertise only Leupold can offer.”

All five styles share numerous top-of-the-line features like infused polarized lenses, which eliminate glare and keep your eyes fresh whether you’re on the water or in the field. Leupold’s Guard-ion hydrophobic coating sheds dirt, water, and fingerprints for a clear, crisp image, while Diamondcoat-hardened lenses reduce surface scratches. Daylight Max technology, meanwhile, provides UV protection for optimal performance in bright conditions. Each style is compatible with prescription lens requirements.

Built for the range – and beyond – three of the five Leupold Performance Eyewear designs go a step further by offering an ANSI Ballistic Rating. Translation: they meet or exceed ANSI high-velocity impact standards for eye protection, meaning you’ll have eyewear which looks great and serves as appropriate eye protection when you’re shooting.

“We designed this eyewear for every possibility,” said Zach Bird, Product Line Manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Whether you’re on the range each weekend, hiking a ridge looking for a trophy bull, or just driving to work every day, our Performance Eyewear line has something for you – and every model is designed, machined, and assembled right here in the USA.”

More information on Leupold Performance Eyewear – including a countdown clock to its arrival – can be found at Leupold.com/Performance-Eyewear.

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