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Old November 12th, 2012, 13:26   #1
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Pyramex glasses?

Has anyone ever used their products?
I am looking at 3 different models right now.
XS3 Plus
V2G
V2G-XP
Pyramex full lineup of glasses/goggles
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Old November 12th, 2012, 13:36   #2
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ANSI Z87.1
CAN/CSA Z94.3-07
MCEP GL-PD 10-12 Ballistic Standards

Sounds impressive, but I haven't seen any reviews for them aside from workplace ones.

I'll stick to my smith optics
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Old November 12th, 2012, 13:54   #3
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I'm also interested with these goggles, apparently the V2G-XP has a dual paned lens to reduce fogging.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 14:10   #4
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I have a pair of V2G-XP, a number of us on here got in on a group order awhile back, I did some testing on mine and they passed pretty well. I've been wearing a pair for awhile now, decent set of eyepro so far.

Haven't heard of any complaints from the others either.

I actually find their construction and the results of my own testing to have made me more comfortable with them than I am with Paintball goggles
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Old November 12th, 2012, 14:14   #5
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I got the I-Force... they are very comfortable and sturdy enough. They got hit by BBs in game a couple of times and they don't show deformation or hit marks. They fogged on me only once when when it was very very very humid and I've been running for a long while.

The problem is that they scratch way too easily. I'm pretty sure I scratched them by just looking at them the wrong way. I had them in the side pockets of my pants for a few minutes, a little bit of fine sand got in there and now they are ruined. The goggles were only 30-40$ with shipping, but they lasted for all of 3 games. Not worth it if you ask me. I have been gaming my ESS goggles for 3 years now and they have very few scratches, and I have not babied them, they've seen a lot worse than a bit of sand in a pocket.

I wish I could find the exact same goggles but with scratch proof lens... they are very comfortable and fit my face perfectly.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 14:27   #6
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I have a pair of V2G-XP, a number of us on here got in on a group order awhile back, I did some testing on mine and they passed pretty well. I've been wearing a pair for awhile now, decent set of eyepro so far.

Haven't heard of any complaints from the others either.

I actually find their construction and the results of my own testing to have made me more comfortable with them than I am with Paintball goggles
Have they ever fogged up on you?
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Old November 12th, 2012, 14:53   #7
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Pyramex goggles are available through our website, www.tieronetactical.com. We normally carry 5 of their ANSI rated full seal goggles/glasses for airsoft use.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 17:37   #8
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Have they ever fogged up on you?
Only once at Nightfall, but that was one hell of a humid game, when you did make it indoors, your body heat caused serious fog issues :P

For the $40 or less they cost me, I'm VERY pleased, I've just thrown them in my bag every time, no scratching issues for me personally.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 15:06   #9
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FYI I bought 2 pairs of V2G goggles back in 2011 and emailed Pyramex asking about using the goggles in Airsoft. Below is their response (about I-Force and V2G). This was back in 2011 so things may have changed since then.

> Subject: FW: PyramexCA - Form submission from: Contact Us
> Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 09:08:30 -0600
> From: dfish@pyramexsafety.com
> To: *****
>
> Hello,
>
> Unfortunately, none of our safety eyewear has been tested for airsoft sports
>
> Thanks
>
>
> David Fish
> Divisional Sales Manager
> Pyramex Safety Products
> 281 Moore Lane
> Collierville, TN 38017
> 800-736-8673 voice
> 901-861-6100 fax
> www.pyramexsafety.com
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pyramex [mailto:s@server.pyramexsafety.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 10:51 AM
> Subject: PyramexCA - Form submission from: Contact Us
>
> Submitted on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 11:50am Submitted by anonymous user: [***.***.***.***] Submitted values are:
>
> Your Name: *****
> Company Name: *****
> Email Address: *****
> Phone Number:
> Question/Message: Hello, are your I-Force or V2G goggles safe to use in Airsoft? Thanks.
>
>
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Old January 28th, 2014, 16:40   #10
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I picked up some Pyramex XSG and Highlander XP to check out; their ratings make them adequate for airsoft use (most other military eyepro is tested for airsoft specifically, either, but if it'll stop a .22 bullet it should be okay against BBs).

I use the Highlanders are safety glasses when working.

While neither pair "fog" per se, they do form a watery film: while not as vision impairing as fog, it eventually does make it very difficult to see through the glasses -- although arguably you could make your way back to a safe zone looking through the distorted "underwater" lenses, while fog would just leave you completely blind.

But in terms of "keep going, no fogging" they're still inferior to shooting glasses or fan-equipped goggles.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 16:41   #11
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FYI I bought 2 pairs of V2G goggles back in 2011 and emailed Pyramex asking about using the goggles in Airsoft. Below is their response (about I-Force and V2G). This was back in 2011 so things may have changed since then.

> Subject: FW: PyramexCA - Form submission from: Contact Us
> Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 09:08:30 -0600
> From: dfish@pyramexsafety.com
> To: *****
>
> Hello,
>
> Unfortunately, none of our safety eyewear has been tested for airsoft sports
>
> Thanks
>
>
> David Fish
> Divisional Sales Manager
> Pyramex Safety Products
> 281 Moore Lane
> Collierville, TN 38017
> 800-736-8673 voice
> 901-861-6100 fax
> www.pyramexsafety.com
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pyramex [mailto:s@server.pyramexsafety.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 10:51 AM
> Subject: PyramexCA - Form submission from: Contact Us
>
> Submitted on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 11:50am Submitted by anonymous user: [***.***.***.***] Submitted values are:
>
> Your Name: *****
> Company Name: *****
> Email Address: *****
> Phone Number:
> Question/Message: Hello, are your I-Force or V2G goggles safe to use in Airsoft? Thanks.
>
>
Few companies providing ANZI eye wear actually test their shit specifically for airsoft, it's not the market they're after. They are however impact tested.

If you want more testing, test them yourself.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 17:00   #12
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anyone ever try this, not for eye bot for face protection?
(would still use safety glasse over it)
http://pyramexsafety.com/products/he...eshields/s1060
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Old January 28th, 2014, 17:04   #13
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The Z87.1+ high velocity test is a 1/4" steel ball at 150fps, which after some math is actually quite low in impact energy.
But if it survives a steel BB at 150fps, it'll sure as hell stop a 6mm plastic BB that deforms on impact.

That being said, I'd much rather only use mil-spec rated lenses since they're tested to significantly higher standards.
Remember you don't want your glasses to be rated to 1.6j (420fps) and you don't want them rated to 2.1j (475fps), you want them rated to the highest fps within common sense that could plausibly be on the field, which would be a GBBR on a hot day around 3.3j (600fps)

Just because you have limits in place, and guns are tested, doesn't mean it's impossible for a hot gun to make it on the field. Either by direct cheating or someone doesn't realize a GBBR gains energy as the temperature goes up, or a unknowing admin tests the GBBR at 400 with a .20 and that player goes on to use .30s.

I've been shot in the glasses by a hot GBBR from not very far away, and if it can happen to me, it can happen to you. Just glad I was wearing mil-spec lenses. Although just because your lenses are rated to Z87.1+ doesn't mean they can't take a higher impact, better safe than blind!
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Old January 28th, 2014, 17:07   #14
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and on that face shield, it is not safely rated for airsoft.
It's rated Z87.1, which is a common rating for face shield, and let me tell you it doesn't stop shit, nor is it rated to. As far as I know it just means it's a lens that stops dust and debris to no specific joule rating.

"The current edition of the standard is Z87.1-2010. In the standard, eye protectors are either non-impact or impact rated devices. Impact rated protectors must meet the established high mass and high velocity tests, and defined, continuous lateral coverage. The following “high” impact tests apply to lenses, as well as to the frames or product housing:"

The "+" sign indicates the lens is impact rated.
Z87.1 NOT SAFE
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