Didn't see any discussion on this yet. I, like most here, LOVVVVEEEE me some Magpul. However that being said, I'm not a blind fanboy who needs to be wearing their shorts/belt/shirt/gloves whatever just because they make it. 

They have announced (and released?) a line of sunglasses, that look decent to my untrained/ignorant eye. One of their main selling points is they aren't made by that giant company/factory/whatever that makes most of the world's brands. (I think, I'm just going off some SSD comments and the like). 

Discuss. 

http://soldiersystems.net/2018...-introduces-eyewear/

https://www.magpul.com/featured/eyewear

 

 

 

 

 

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I like my Smith Challis and their warranty (but not their price...), and the price on Revision Hellflys is really good.  That said, Magpul has done a lot of things right, and I expect this will be too. 

That said, I'm looking forward to first-hand reviews.

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This is GREAT news.  Not Luxotica based!!!!

But...  Still need to get on the APEL (Army Protective Eyewear List) before I can order them for WORK.

Ballistic rated glasses are what every firearms professional / Anyone mitigating explosive hazards SHOULD be wearing.  Just Z87 doesn't protect enough.

 

From the comments on Soldiers Systems:

SPQR476 says:

Prices are $90 to $160 MSRP, street price a bit lower once supply catches up. We’ve incorporated some very high end lens tech and coatings, stout frames, full MIL PRF impact protection and ANSI Z87.1+ protection, VERY reasonable upgrades for polarization (and we used high end polarization that doesn’t make your phone screen disappear and such), and they work with earpro, helmets, etc.

They meet or exceed the quality you’d expect from the highest priced glasses out there, and we use some of the same suppliers and technologies for lenses and coatings. We just don’t have to feed the Luxotica machine, so we can price them fairly.

 

SPQR476 says:

OK…in no particular order:

They all exceed MIL PRF Impact ratings, and ANSI Z87+ impact ratings. The Terrain and Summit have enough wrap to actually meet the full Z87+ protection for side coverage, so they are stamped with Z87+ right in the temple for those that need that for work.

We have a number of additional models coming starting next spring. APEL will eventually be something we will try to tackle.

We are not affiliated with, buying from, or related to any Luxottica operations. We are independent of the giant eyewear beast. That’s one of the reasons we decided to do eyewear is to provide a non-Lux alternative with priorities for features and quality that suit our own, and many of our customers, lifestyles.

Yes, after trying REALLY hard to have domestic manufacture of at least frames, It just didn’t make sense from a quality or QC perspective, and it seemed really disingenuous to do what some do and import parts and assemble them in US, accepting higher reject rates to employ a grand total of a handful of people snapping lenses in, just so we could pretend they were made in USA. Like apparel, you’ll find very few real domestic eyewear operations, and it usually requires some compromise in technology and/or massive premiums in $$$. We have a goal of gradually increasing the domestic capability until we can have US made glasses with the same quality and not have to pay $500 a pair. We have stuck to our usual practice of at least not sourcing anything in China.

Our polarization is available on a large percentage of the line. We chose a polarization technology that works exceptionally well, and also minimizes “blanking” of digital screens as much as possible. You’ll have no issues with iphones and the like, but some LCD screens may blank if you turn your head sideways. Don’t turn your head sideways. :-) They work great with aimpoints and MROs. For the life of me I can’t recall the EoTech compatibility, and I’m having someone check. I don’t have one here handy.

The lenses have anti-reflective, oleophobic, and scratch resistant coatings. The scratch resistance works pretty darned well. I finally damaged a pair that I’d been wearing for about 6 months when I had them up on my head and smacked the lenses on a roll bar getting into a razor. Got one small scuff. Everything short of that, they survived. The oleophobic helps to keep them from smudging and helps to be able to clean off face oil and perspiration without leaving a swirled mess.

The hard case is included with every pair. It’s quite nice. So nice that we will likely sell them separately once we are in full swing. It’s a true hard case that you can toss in a bag and not worry about your glasses at all.

~Will

 




 

 

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Any idea if these will be in any kind of storefront? I don't buy sunglasses I can't try on first, and I have a lot of coworkers that feel the same.

 

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Prescription available next year, might jump on that.

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My dog ate my decade old and still going strong Wileys, I can order new components and rebuild (probably will anyway, I really liked those glasses) but I am debating seeing what is new in the world of eyepro.

I actually kinda dig them, and am not bound by APEL or Z87 requirements. I am thinking about grabbing a pair and being the LF.net mine canary. Can tell you if any red flags pop up, like I can't read the toughbook in my truck while wearing them or some stupid crap like that.

EDIT: So it has been spoken, so it has been done. A pair of Summits are on the way. Being single is a riot sometimes.

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Malpaso posted:

Prescription available next year, might jump on that.

Thx for that update Mal, any mention of *possible* pricing etc?

ETA this from MC's post > "So it has been spoken, so it has been done. A pair of Summits are on the way. Being single is a riot sometimes."  Thx for stepping up MC, the collective will appreciate the feedback & you're spot on re. being single, 14+ yrs. & life is good.

 

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I literally cannot believe they are not Luxotica and just MP branded. If they are, then just wait. Last few who tried that got threatening visits from them. No, really. Totally the eyeglasses mob.

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These got here absurdly quick, like 30 hours from putting the order in to finding them in the mailbox. Not bad for free shipping. Pictures will be up later, but first impressions are good and I had no issues on my first shift with them. We will see how they hold up.

Learn how to talk and how to fight, if you can't do one you'll be doing a lot of the other.

I managed to lose one of my pairs of Oakleys last week while swimming at the beach. I just put in an order for a pair of Magpul sunglasses. I figured what the hell, I need to replace the ones I lost. 

I'm looking forward to trying them out when they get here.

 

 

 

Joined: 10/16/10  Location: WA

For those of you who may be on the fence with these pending first hand info, I just ordered some on Brownell's for WAY less than advertised.  I'm talking double digit pricing - shipped - using LEO/MIL discount and an ongoing Brownell's promo code.

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My M-Frames are early 2000 - back from when Oakley allegedly meant something. I can't help but notice that replacement lenses are failing sooner and sooner.

Magpul's unofficial slogan might as well be "Magpul - We don't fuck shit up"

I'm going to take a look at these. I need both clear and dark lenses for my M-Frames anyway so I might as well look at other options.

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I'm interested to see how dark these lenses are. I need the darkest Oakley has to offer. Magpul lenses are difficult to judge via internet pics. So for those that have them already, and have used Oakley's, I'd appreciate a comparison on that point. Thanks. 

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The Magpul's look kinda cool, but like the others I'm waiting on the feedback from some end user reviews.  I'd also like to see a little pricing discount for govt. employee access if possible, those suckers look a bit pricey, but then again prices have been increasing on Oakley SI as well.

 

 

Malpaso posted:

Prescription available next year, might jump on that.

I  might as well... since I just broke my prescription M-frames a couple of days ago. 

Anybody know of any good prescription alternatives...? 

And please... no "prescription inserts" I've used those, and they suck balls.  They're never as solid as a single-lens; the "insert" moves, and it can break off.  They're also a pain to clean.   

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21M posted:

Any idea if these will be in any kind of storefront? I don't buy sunglasses I can't try on first, and I have a lot of coworkers that feel the same.

Order them from Brownells, and send them back if you don't like them.

~Will

 




 

 

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