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06-20-2006, 04:31 PM
I have been looking for a comfortable pair of inexpensive full-sealing goggles. Any suggestions?

06-20-2006, 05:00 PM
What price range are we talking about here? I swear i spotted some $10 full sealing goggles at Academy. They stated they were impact resisitant but I didnt really search for the ANSI documentation. They were not located in the eyewear section, they were off by the shoes in a fixture right in the middle of the isle. Maybe someone has some better suggestions. Everywhere else i have seen on the net or in stores is $20 for the cheaper models.

06-20-2006, 07:08 PM
$20 is great! $10 is great! I was looking for anything under $50. Thank you!

06-20-2006, 08:47 PM
Here are some links:


This one has variety:
http://airsofteyewear.com/airsofteyewear.htm?gclid=CMWi392i1oUCFVANOAodzRDpJ g

06-20-2006, 09:18 PM
Inexpensive recommendations from a local player: http://www.austinairsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1886

06-20-2006, 11:41 PM
Look here (http://www.safetyglasses.com) go to goggles, safety, scroll to the Pyramex V2 and they are like 8 dollars or something.

Mad Irishman
06-21-2006, 12:22 PM
Looks like there are plenty of inexpensive options out there. Just remember that nothing is more important than eye protection. You might want to look a different area of your airsoft gear to save money in.

06-21-2006, 01:05 PM
You're probably right. There are better areas to cut back from instead. I might get those really nice ones my cousin got at blackhawk.com

Dark Paladin
06-21-2006, 02:50 PM
While on the subject of protection, you may also want to think about using a mouthguard as an added insurance policy against chipped teeth.

06-21-2006, 03:34 PM
Hey, I can get you slightly used ESS Profile goggles for $35, or new for $55. Drop me a PM if you are interested.

06-21-2006, 04:31 PM
Walmart/Academy goggles I've seen so far did not say ANSI rated, so I would not trust them (none of the paintball masks there say ANSI either). If you ask, there might be a few.

06-21-2006, 07:49 PM
I am well educated on the subject of chipped teeth. it's happened to me before, so I'm probably gonna do the mouthguard and try to keep it shut during firefights. Oh, and thank you for all of your suggestions everyone, I'm looking at all the links very closely and have thought about three different kinds.
1. The blackhawk spec ops tactical goggles: $70(reccomended by my cousin)
2. The "Speed" goggles from Otang's airsofteyewear link: $50
3. The new ESS goggles that Marimba is selling: $55
Tell me what you think please.

Dark Paladin
06-21-2006, 08:06 PM
Since Marimba's is readily available, you should ask to borrow his and try it out first before making your purchase decision.

06-21-2006, 10:29 PM
Since Marimba's is readily available, you should ask to borrow his and try it out first before making your purchase decision.

Yeah, definitely try out Marimba's if possible, but more than just try them on for fit, actually wear them for a good part of the day. For some people the single pane ESSs won't fog and for others they do. I'm probably going to order a thermal lens for my ESS Profiles because I sweat like a pig :)

06-21-2006, 11:23 PM
I agree, If you have a chance to try some before you purchase, by all means do so. I bought some Wiley X goggles that started fogging on me just sitting in the office. After some tinkering with the tension and some anti-fog spray, I managed to reduce it greatly through my testing at the house. Hopefully I do ok with them this Sunday, if not I'm gonna have to get a different style like the ones you are considering that allows more breathability.

06-22-2006, 08:58 AM
If Marimba doesn't mind letting me try 'em out then I will. Also, my cousin is coming into town this weekend and he's gonna bring his gear, so I can try his as well.

07-19-2006, 09:55 AM
go on ebay and you can get some Wiley X Sg-1 goggles for around $40, they can turn into sunglasses too. Also these are the goggles the military is currently using and have saved people's eyes in combat.

http://www.opticsplanet.net/wiley-x-goggles-reviews.html (success stories)

These people sell them for $80 and so do many other retailers, but people on ebay are able to sell them cheaper as I guess they buy them in bulk more than other retailers.

Here are a few listings on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/WILEY-X-SG-1-TACTICAL-SUNGLASSES_W0QQitemZ150011795733QQihZ005QQcategory Z79740QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Wiley-X-SG-1-Sunglasses-Goggles-BLACK-w-2-LENSES_W0QQitemZ260010281009QQihZ016QQcategoryZ797 40QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Wiley-X-SG-1-Sunglasses-Goggles-BLACK-w-2-LENSES_W0QQitemZ260009690246QQihZ016QQcategoryZ797 40QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

07-19-2006, 10:21 AM
SG-1s work better for people in "moving" environments, i.e. on vehicles, etc. where airflow is created. Multiple people have tried there for airsoft and experienced fogging since they are sealed and sit close to the face. It depends on the user.

07-19-2006, 10:23 AM
I bought a pair of Wileys off eBay not long ago, assuming that if the military used them they must be good, right? Well, just like otang's experience, using the elastic strap config in my apartment caused these glasses to fog up in a matter of minutes. I then switched the band out for the temple triggers and restraining band. This offered limited success. I wore the Wileys with this configuration at Hunter's, and while fogging was minimized, I wasn't totally sold. To allow for proper ventilation you'll need to loosely rest the glasses on the bridge of your nose. I didn't feel my peripheral vision was well-protected with this adjustment.

My next move is to install a $20 thermal lens into my used $35 ESS Profiles and give them a shot. I feel confident from my paintball experience that a thermal lens goggle will meet my needs, and as a bonus I can use them at TXPB and other fields which require fully-sealing goggles.