Shooters shoot. They also spend to support their interest. As many marksmen can attest to, collecting the right gear in an effort to stay on top of your shot can rapidly become an expensive endeavor. That includes protective eyewear. A mandatory accessory for keeping your eyes safe when you’re slinging lead. Here at GovX, we offer a variety of high-quality, ANSI-rated, ballistic sunglasses suited for defending against flying brass and blinding sunlight that won’t break the budget. Without further delay, here are ten trusted tactical sunglasses for the fiscally responsible patriot.
Oakley – Gascan Sunglasses
All hail the king. Expertly designed with high-definition optics (HDO) lens technology and Plutonite lens material that provide 100% UV filtering and unsurpassed impact protection, the GASCAN upholds the legacy of Oakley with every pair. Created with two lenses cut from the curve of a single lens shield, then mounted in the frame to maintain the original, the frame’s thick construction helps deny side debris from inflicting major damage.
Oakley – SI Ballistic M Frame 3.0 Sunglasses
When one tiny shard can take you out of the fight, you leave nothing to chance. Operating up to military standards, these ballistic battle chasers expertly perform under pressure allowing the wearer to carry out the mission with optimal clarity. Touting increased peripheral coverage, a rugged design, and clocking in at barely more than an ounce in weight, you can be fully confident these Oakleys will do their job and protect your eyes.
The clear choice for shooters that don’t mind a distinctly different look, this prescription entry from the Wiley X collection offers shatterproof selenite polycarbonate lenses made to pass any ballistics test. Able to meet your vision needs as well as that of mass impact safety standards, the SABER ADVANCED stands out as one of the more versatile yet affordable options available.
Wiley X- Wiley X Vapor ANSI Sunglasses
If your goal is to leave the scene without a scratch, carrying the VAPOR is a good start. Sporting the same shatterproof selenite polycarbonate lenses as the SABER ADVANCED, the T-Shell™ Lens coating comes up big for the accident-prone by preventing untimely scratching from ruining another pair.
Wiley X – Aspect ANSI Polarized Sunglasses
The phrase “ready for anything” feels like an oversimplification when applied to the ASPECT. Pulling triple-duty, these frames meet ANSI Z87.1 safety standards for high-mass and high-velocity impact protection like all Wiley X shades, they’re considered PPE, and they’re classified as an FDA Tier 1 medical device. A favorite of servicemembers nationwide, the wraparound design is engineered to provide maximum coverage where you need it the most.
Edge Eyewear – Defiance
One of the founding fathers of polarized safety sunglasses. Edge Eyewear consistently cranks out solid contenders for gun-toters. Boasting unbreakable frames and anti-fog tech, the Wayfarer-inspired DEFIANCE offers full peripheral vision when you’re in the field without sacrificing a lick of style.
Edge Eyewear – Sharp Edge
At the risk of sounding redundant, Edge’s SHARP EDGE is worth the second look. Coming standard with VAPOR SHIELD, the brand’s very own military-grade anti-fog technology, these shades are quickly becoming a range day staple. The blade-style design offers unobstructed peripheral coverage, and TPR adjustable nosepiece makes it so you’ll never get stuck pushing these up when it’s time to shoot.
Forged from virtually indestructible Grilamid®, Spy’s submission to this line-up comes packed with the best features. Not the least of which include the mood-boosting Happy Lens™ and Trident™ polarization for increased optical performance. Add this one to daily loadout and immediately increase your toughness levels.
ESS Eyewear – Credence Sunglasses
No that’s not a fanny pack, sorry to break it to you. What your seeing here is a zippered hard case, which in many ways is the only appropriate way to tow these eye protectors around. The patented ESSOPTICS™ delivers distortion-free optical precision throughout the entire field of view, and the 2.2mm high-impact 100% UVA/UVB polycarbonate lenses make durable performance a priority when you’re firing off round after round.
Smith Optics – Rebound Elite Sunglasses
Rising up to meet the most demanding military standards, the REBOUND ELITE is built for speed and protection while allowing for seamless helmet integration. Geared toward those with medium to large mugs, the wraparound look provides peerless protection against dirt, debris, UV rays, and flying projectiles.