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Wiley X Safety Glasses
Wiley X Safety Glasses
30 YEARS OF Defense FROM ONE FIELD TO ANOTHER: In 1987, Wiley X, Inc. began its quest to become a world leader in the research, development and marketing of protective eyewear and gloves for military, law enforcement and civilian markets. Born on the battlefield by developing unparalleled relationships with U.S. Armed Forces and elite Special Forces units, Wiley X remains a standard issue item with many of these freedom protectors. Wiley X’s success quickly escalated when commercial markets that rely on impact resistance began to reach out due to the tremendous reputation Wiley X established within the military and law enforcement markets.
These markets included sport hunting and shooting, motorcycle riding, fishing, hiking, biking and various extreme sports. Although based in Livermore, CA, in 2007 Wiley X built an office in the town of Vemb, Denmark to manage and facilitate all European, Middle Eastern and African markets.
Since then, Wiley X has set the benchmark for safety, style, and utility in the premium performance sunglass category by absolutely insisting that all adult premium eyewear products meet the ANSI Z87.1 safety standard for High Velocity / High Mass Impact. Wiley X Youth Force® line of sport protective eyewear meets ASTM F803 sports safety standards while also being designed for kids to wear all day long. Furthermore, it’s no secret that many models also meet various MIL-SPEC ballistic military standards for both goggles and spectacles.
Today, this very same ballistic technology worn on the battlefield is available to many civilian markets. Wiley X eyewear and gloves are ideal for weekend warriors or those who live an active lifestyle. Wiley X cut resistant Kevlar and Nomex gloves used around the world in military and security applications offer the ultimate hand protection while allowing maximum dexterity. Additionally, Wiley X eyewear with patented Removable Facial Cavity™ Seals cut through Mother Nature’s harshest elements by protecting from wind, dust, debris, and peripheral light while boosting polarization. The end result provides Wiley X customers the most functional viewing experience possible.
About Wiley X ANSI High Mass Impact Test
Wiley X ANSI tested frames and lenses must withstand the weight of a 1.1 lb pointed projectile dropped from a height of 50", which ensures Wiley X Safety Glasses will stand up to any tough conditions you may encounter.
About Wiley X ANSI High Velocity Impact/VO Ballistic Tests
Wiley X frames and lenses must withstand the impact of a .25" diameter steel ball fired at 150 fps (ANSI) or .15 projectiles fired at 640-660 fps (spectacle VO Ballistic). Wiley X Goggles must withstand .22 projectiles fired at a rate of 550-560 fps. This ensures Wiley X lenses and frames are practically indestructible.
All Wiley X styles are ANSI safety rated (except Youth Force) and tested. All Wiley x Frames, Temples and lenses are marked with the appropriate ANSI safety rating.