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 Post subject: Eyepro recommendations
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:55 am 
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The coating on my M-Frame lenses is flaking off. Replacing both lenses ONLY would cost about USD$80 + ship. It's kind of lame.

What ballistic eyepro that fits well with headsets would you guys recommend?

I was specifically looking at ESS, Revision, Wiley-X and Smith offerings as I can all try them on locally for proper fit, but I may be open to other suggestions. Bonus points if they can be worn with tinted lenses for sports (hiking, running, etc) without looking too militarish like M-Frames do (full frames are nice for that).

I have an average sized caucasian head (in other words, no need for asian fit) and no Rx.

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 Post subject: Re: Eyepro recommendations
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:42 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Eyepro recommendations
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:38 pm 
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Smith optics Aegis echo is the way to go with peltors/sordins.

Add FAST/Airframe helmet with ARC mounted hearing protection and you are saying goodbye to all the headache.


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 Post subject: Re: Eyepro recommendations
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:32 am 
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Smith Aegis Echos.
The optical quality of Smith is IMO unmatched.

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 Post subject: Re: Eyepro recommendations
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:42 am 
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Thanks guys. The few comments seemed unanimous, so I ordered the Aegis Echo.

Blah - that's what I run right now. 2001 with ARC mounted COMTAC IIIs and gel pads. Already a pretty comfy setup. These should be a good step up to make it even better!

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 Post subject: Re: Eyepro recommendations
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:39 pm 
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I've ditched my Oakleys for the Smith Aegis kit. We were issued them, which helped, but the quality over the Oakleys is unmistakable.


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 Post subject: Re: Eyepro recommendations
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:40 pm 
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What do you guys like more about the Smith Aegis than Oakleys? What Oakleys are you comparing them to?

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 Post subject: Re: Eyepro recommendations
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:46 pm 
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Optical clarity, as essal pointed out, is far better. Lenses are more durable, no flaking lens gunk, better scratch resistance.

I've used every M-Frame model Oakley has made (Original through 3.0) and the ability to hot-swap lenses is much better (and less reliant on the ever-ready-to-break bridge clip). The price is also better, with or without the Smith Optics pro pricing, compared to Oakley SI pricing.

The Smith goggles fog up less than my Oakley goggles (or the M-Frames with the gasket kit).

Finally, I have a large head (7 1/2, 7 3/4 when I let my hair grow out) so the M-Frames pinch my temples.

The only Oakleys I still rock are the FlakJackets for everyday sunglasses. Everything else is Smith Optics or Revision (and I only keep those around for spares, since they give me headaches but they're issued and thus free).

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 Post subject: Re: Eyepro recommendations
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:18 pm 
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And no flaking off coating ! :mrgreen: (3 from 3 oakley in team)


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 Post subject: Re: Eyepro recommendations
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:22 pm 
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The only negative thing I have to say about my Smiths, is that the rubber sleeves on both sides came loose. I think it was due to a lot of sweat and various stuff like sunscreen and heavy DEET spray. Just taped them back on and no further problem.

Basically what pkm said.
Also they have great coverage. With a Carl Gustav, you want full coverage as an AG or TL. For me, they fit a lot better than all glasses I've used for eye pro.
They are very slim, making it no issue to use them under Peltors.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:23 am 
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Oakley can ETADIK....

Both on my personal glasses used throughout the years, and customers, the flaking issue is frikking annoying.

Oakley won't even acknowledge it.

I like Blueye personally, as well as the new ones I got from Ghost International.


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 Post subject: Re: Eyepro recommendations
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:45 pm 
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Yeah the flaking issues with the Oakley is precisely why I wasn't willing to pay that much for replacements, as I knew it'd happen again sooner than later.

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 Post subject: Re: Eyepro recommendations
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:57 pm 
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I have Oakley Minute and Half Jackets for 5+ years and I haven't noticed any flaking at all. I use them every day both in work and free time. Maybe the newer ones are made worse :?


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 Post subject: Re: Eyepro recommendations
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:10 am 
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Got my Aegis Echo today. Frame is a bit larger than I expected, so make sure you check the sizing chart to see which variant fits you best. Other than that, lightweight, super-thin metallic frame that fits great under earpro.. I think I'll like them!

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