For those who want a mid point between glasses and goggles, Revision made these. The kit comes with a nice pack of instructions, lenses, dust sock, and of course the carry case itself. Durability specs are up to par with Revision's usual beyond compliance of military ballistic goggles with no lens distortion. Although vision is good for this style of goggle, a lot of peripheral vision is lost compared to 1 lens style goggles like the Desert Locust. Prescription inserts are available using Revision's clip in system. The Bullet Ants generally feel good on my face, but were very prone to fogging on my tests so far.
Revision hooked me up with a pair of these goggles at shotshow. I haven't made it to a base trip yet, but I have been wearing them off and on and I did send a coworker with them to a SFAUC trip. He was quite happy with them and did not fog despite near freezing weather. My impressions so far: These are a great size delivering protection with as much field of view possible. Kit comes with carry bag that has a pocket for a spare lens, in this case the tinted one and a cover sock was also included. The Desert Locust is one of the easiest goggles to change lenses out of.
The Sawfly Glasses aren't exactly new, but that doesn't make them any less great. They meet and exceed all the Military ballistic requirements and thus have become US military approved eye-pro. I display here which appears to be the "Deluxe" Kit with a Soft carry case. The frame part is semi-flexible with adjustable arms. The arms have 5 positions which allow adjustability to most heads.
I've been digging my original Sawfly specs for sometime now so I was curious how any positive changes were going to be made to this new version. When I first got them in hand, I mostly had a "whatever... these are the same damn thing" reaction, but you know the Monkey wouldn't stop there and investigated further. While actually wearing, the most noticeable and welcomed change are the leaner arms. The ends in particular being slim make these Gen2 glasses go on much easier while wearing a hat or active ear pro / comms. On a long day of training or ops, the slim arms relieve pressure and are much more comfortable that most glasses when used with ear pro / comms.
Revision Sawflys have been around for a while, but semi recently Photochromic lenses are now available to offer some more options. By default I'm still a fan of the Sawfly glasses in general as they offer great coverage in a nice lightweight, flexible package. I was even able to get this sample in a small frame size where regular size fit my head pretty good, but the small frame is just that smidgen better. None the less I'll mostly be blabbing on about the new lens. The general concept of Photochromic is that when hit by UV light the lens darkens, which in of itself is pretty darn cool. Thus the idea is to have clear lenses in the dark and dark lenses in bright light outside that is seemingly magically adjusted on the fly without having to change lenses.
Revision sent a pair of these my way out of the blue to give a try so I've been giving them a beating for about 3 weeks. At first I was pretty meh about them looking at the box thinking the concept is supposed to be a stlyish design. When I ponder fashion / style based I think of designs like Oakley Romeo and Juliet series were they really push the shapes. Thus offhand the Vipertail didn't look much different than the old school Tom Cruise "Risky Business" glasses. Anyway, after actually giving them a try and seeing no one was giving much notice along with worn photo review, they really started to grow on me. Rather than flashy fashion, I think they work great for something more covert and low key. They don't scream tactical and they don't scream metro douchebag either.
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