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Enforce Tac – Smith Elite Ballistic Cold Weather Goggle

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

The new Ballistic Cold Weather Goggle from Smith Elite incorporates a thermal barrier lens.  In addition to their boogie integration system for stand alone or helmet use, the lens offers MIL-PRF-32432 and MIL-DTL-43511D ballistic protection.

This dual lens system means there is a 15-20 Deg difference which results in the inner lens staying warmer in order to prevent fogging.  They have also applied their anti-fog coating to the lens for enhanced performance.  

The Smith Elite Line is available in mainland Europe from CSC.

OR – Smith Elite

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Smith Elite introduced Kryotek coatings to their line with a single frame about 18 months ago and now they’ve expanded to three frames, Prospect, Hideout and Hudson which can be pur hased with Kryptek’s Highlander or Typhon patterns. The Typhon is so subtle when matched with a grey lens that you can’t see it more than a few feet away.


These eyepro all exceed US MIL-PRF-31013 clause & ANSI Z87.1 and feature anti-fog coating.


Smith Elite Boogie Goggle Added to Special Operations Eyewear Program

Monday, September 29th, 2014

The Special Operations Eyewear Program has been around for more than a decade but no new products have been added since 2005; until now. SOEP is a procurement vehicle supporting SOF personnel with approved eye protection. This is not a push fielding where the SOF program office purchases a large quantity of teh google and sends them out to individual units on a one-per-operator BOIP. Rather, the Boogie goggle has been certified, assigned an NSN and added to an existing list of eyepro available for issue to units via SOEP. The unit has to request the goggle.

Smith Boogie Goggle SOEP

Basically, if you’re a jumper or in a mobility billet that finds you atop ATVs or driving vehicles, then these are for you. They also work very well under NVGs as they are low profile and vent pretty well thanks to the patented ventilator as well as their anti-fog coating. It meets US MIL-DTL-43511D goggle protection levels, protects the eyes from 100% of UV-A and B protection and also incorporates scratch resistant coating. Additionally, Smith Elite offers several mounting options which are compatible with the issue Maritime FAST Helmet.

If you’re assigned to a SOF unit supported by SPEAR and are interested in getting a Smith Elite Boogie Goggle, contact your supply section. It has been assigned NSNs based on lens color and can be requisitioned through SOEP along with other styles also on the program.


Check Out the New Camo Eyepro Models from Smith Elite at OR

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

After reading this press release from Smith Elite, I can’t wait to check these babies out during next week’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. They’re offering four frame styles in three camouflage patterns; Realtree, Kryptek and Multicam

SMITH Launches New Camo Collection

KETCHUM, ID (July 29, 2014) – Whether you’re hunting big game, posted up in a duck blind or stealthily entering enemy territory, SMITH Elite has your vision protected with MilSpec level impact resistance wrapped in the most effective camouflage patterns used today. Featuring designs from Realtree®, Kryptek and Multicam® across four frame styles, SMITH Elite offers a variety of tactical protection solutions to dissuade and disguise visual detection.

Debuting this summer, the new Drop Tactical sunglasses (MSRP $199) provide maximum frame coverage in impact-resistant materials, including polarized brown high impact lenses to keep fast moving debris and light out of your eyes. For the avid huntsmen, SMITH features frames in Realtree A/P® camo – a neutral, open, realistic, versatile and effective pattern. For bird hunters, the frame is also offered in Realtree MAX-4® wetlands camo, providing maximum effectiveness as waterfowl camo in any open terrain and without geographical limitations. Additional styles featuring Realtree A/P and Max-4 patterning include the Hideout Tactical (MSRP $95-140) and Hudson Tactical (MSRP $95-140) frames, with 3 lens options available.

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Specially designed for varied geographical regions and elevations, SMITH is also utilizing Kryptek Highlander™ patterns to increase stealth when pursuing a wide range of quarry in mixed terrain. For use by military and hunters alike, Kryptek Highlander is available with gray MilSpec rated lenses in the Hideout Tactical, Hudson Tactical and Prospect Tactical frame styles (MSRP $179 each).

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For military and law enforcement personnel, SMITH offers Kryptek Typhon™ and Multicam® patterning. Ideal for night missions and featuring a black and gray snakeskin design, Kryptek Typhon serves those who operate when and where others will not venture. The MultiCam® pattern was developed to effectively limit the visual signature of a person operating across a very wide range of physical environments and seasons. The official issued pattern of the US Army for all Afghanistan operations in 2010, MultiCam blends a variety of neutral hues to allow the overall appearance to change from green to brown tones in different areas of the fabric, while having smaller blotches to break up the bigger background areas. Kryptek Typhon is available in the Hideout Tactical, Hudson Tactical and Prospect Tactical frame styles with MilSpec impact resistant gray lenses (MSRP $179 each), and the MultiCam is offered in the Prospect Tactical frame (MSRP $179).

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All styles feature 8 base lens curvature for full eye protection, impact resistant lens and frame materials (meets ANSI Z87.1 and MIL-PRF-31013 Clause and have hydrophilic Megol temple and nose pads that gently adhere to the skin when reacting to perspiration and moisture.

To purchase, visit www.smithoptics.com/elite.

Smith Elite Introduces The Grey Man

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The grey Man is a new low visibility Eyepro option from Smith Optics.


The Grey Man offers full mil spec ballistic (Mil PRF 3103) protection as well as spring temples to resist day to day wear damage and adjustable nose pieces. It’s a great option for guys who need full protection but don’t want to look like the Terminator while on (or off) the job.

They are offered in Black and Gun Metal Grey but Smith is working on an All Knowing Gold, that same color you find down at the Souk. Currently, Grey is the only lens color. Available soon from www.SmithElite.com.

Awesome Deal on Smith Elite Lockwoods in Kryptek from Tactical Distributors

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Kryptek Lockwood

Every time I wear my Kryptek Highlander Lockwood eyepro by Smith Elite, people ask me where I got them. Considering they were a limited run item I’d say that this daily deal from Tactical Distributors is one to jump on. They feature a mil-spec Brown polarized lens and good looks.


Limited Edition MultiCam Smith Elite Lockwoods Available Exclusively Through Tactical Distributors

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014


Tactical Distributors teamed up with Smith Elite to offer a limited run of the Lockwood’s in Mulitcam Pattern w/grey mil-spec lens. This is a TD exclusive not available anywhere else. In addition to the glasses you will receive an exclusive Pin-Up girl lens cloth bag.


Sneak Peek – Smith Elite Multicam Lockwood TD Exclusive

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Tactical Distributors is giving us a sneak peek of their upcoming collaboration with Smith Elite to offer a MultiCam version of the popular Lockwood model sunglasses.

Featuring a Multicam dipped Lockwood frame and non-polarized Grey lens, each pair of glasses will come with a pin-up girl dust bag. Look for these soon from www.TacticalDistributors.com/Smith-Optics.