The best sunglasses for airsoft perfectly combine style with protection. When ballistics are flying all over the place, your first consideration should be your safety.
While a BB won’t break the skin unless you’re shot at really close range, you eyes are another matter. Being shot in the eye is dangerous and could cost you your vision. But just because you have to be careful, that doesn’t mean you can’t look good.
Airsoft Safety Glasses
In order to provide maximum protection, airsoft sunglasses need to have strong impact and scratch resistance, UV protection and have anti-fog properties.
Unlike regular sunglasses, the lenses of airsoft sunglasses need to be able to resist direct shots from BBs travelling up to 500ft per second. While most high quality sunglasses can survive day to day wear and tear, not every pair are designed in a way to specifically defect or absorb impact. This makes them a liability when you’re out airsofting.
In order to make sure your sunglasses always look their best, an anti-scratch coating offers greater protection against the environment as well as BBs. High levels of UV protection allow you to stay outside airsofting for longer in summer without damaging you vision. Sometimes, when you’re sweating and exerting yourself during airsoft, your goggles or sunglasses can become misted up. This makes vision difficult and is particularly annoying during summer. To combat this, anti-fog treatments to the lenses of airsoft sunglasses keeps water from condensing and your vision clear.
Best Airsoft Sunglasses
Certified to STANAG 2920 and EN172 protection standards, these Ranger ballistic protection sunglasses ensure maximum protection against any event. With its bridge, non-slip temples and lateral ventilation, Ranger provides comfort and protection.
Engineered in partnership with Wiley X, a global leader in sports and military eyewear, the 5.11 Aileron Shield Ballistic Glasses combine adaptability, durability, strength, and style in one high performance package.
Wiley X really hits the mark with the stylish WX Vapor for airsofters. Valor provides you with state-of-the-art protection, crystal clear vision in the field or on the range. The new, shield-style WX Vapor is extremely lightweight, making it ideal for comfortable all-day wear during even the most strenuous outdoor activities. The WX Vapor’s ultra-lightweight, double injected frame design increases comfort by reducing combat load and relieving pressure on the nose bridge and ears. As a result, this eyewear system is perfect for shooting sports enthusiasts, whether they’re in an intense shooting competition or stalking big game through rugged terrain.
You can find out more about other eye protection options, such as goggles and masks, right here.
You only get one pair of eyes, so take care of them! Airsoft is great, but safety is the most important thing to consider when choosing your gear. At Socom Tactical, we have the biggest range of eye protection and combat apparel. So check out our website or visit us in-store for all your airsoft gear.