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Old April 15th, 2015, 00:29   #1
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eye pro recommendations

Like the title says I am looking for some recommendations for new eye pro. I currently use gen x goggles that suck something awful.

I am looking for something that is comfortable yet does not have fogging issues, eye glasses or goggles don't matter.

A friend suggested I check out the valken goggles does anyone have any experience with them? are they any good? or just another cheap goggles system.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 00:39   #2
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It all depends on your field. Are you allowed ballistics or does insurance stipulate ASTM (paintball) approved eyepro only? Valken looks like it's a paintball/airsoft company so maybe but ask the field owner first.

The standard JT Proflex/Flex8 is a popular choice if you need ASTM approved eyepro. Other than that a lot of different companies have offerings from ESS Eyepro to Revision to Smith Optics (Elite series) to whatever else there is out there. My preference is the Revision Sawfly with sport retention strap for glasses and for goggles the Revision Locust but other companies do have similar offerings.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 09:39   #3
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Don't go cheap on eye-pro. Nothing ruins the game like not being able to see, nothing ruins your life like losing an eye.

Regardless of what you hear, every goggle without a fan (and even some with) will fog up on you. There are some exceptions (like paintball masks with thermal lenses) but don't believe the "anti-fog" claims. Even ballistic glasses can have moisture problems, depending on how close they sit to your face. Don't rely on anti-fog wipes, solutions, or old wives tales either, because most of them don't do a damn thing.

I recommend Smith OTW Turbofans. Very quiet fan and superior performance. I fog EVERYTHING and these have been amazing for me. Plus, they are full seal and usable at almost all games as opposed to glasses which are not allowed in some places.

They aren't cheap but as with most things in airsoft, you get what you pay for. Regardless of what it is, budget airsoft options sacrifice quality, durability, comfort, and performance for the sake of lower price.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 09:41   #4
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I run Revision Desert Locus with Fan + Thermal Lens.. there's a 30% coupon off laying around on google.. they are expensive though :P.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 09:52   #5
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Revision or smith Optics have my vote, Have used both and they work.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 19:50   #6
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JT paintball goggles have never fogged on me. Personally I find them too big for airsoft so I run a pair of Revision Stingerhawk glasses.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 20:20   #7
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Smith Optics Aegis Echo's. Best shooting glasses made, imo.

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Old April 17th, 2015, 14:15   #8
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I use my JT thermals pretty much religiously. I have never once fogged up while wearing them, and I can pretty much fog up anything since I'm the latino heat. I tried ESS NVG's with the foam removed and those fogged up more than the city of London.
My only gripe is that they are rather big/bulky, so it can make fumbling with pouches on your rig a little difficult.
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Old April 17th, 2015, 15:30   #9
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I also run Smith OTW Turbofans, have never fogged them even at my home field which gets to high 30-low40's with 80-90% humidity.
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Old April 17th, 2015, 15:41   #10
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I'm just going to put a shameless plug here:

Anyone interested in Smith Optics OTW with fans, I can get them for about 150$Can plus shipping to you. I think they sell at a bit more than 200$ here, plus taxes and such

If there are enough interests, I might be able to get them for a bit cheaper. It's 100% legit and brand new overstock items that I can get from a contact in the US

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PM me if you are interested ; I might place an "order" relatively soon
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Old April 17th, 2015, 16:30   #11
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Just keep in mind that when its hit, you are "supposed" to toss them.

The ANSI and MILSPEC ratings on eyewear are based on a single hit. If you take a few to the face you "should" be replacing them.
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Old April 18th, 2015, 12:34   #12
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Well there are a lot of deals on ebay. for Revision Desert Locusts and Smith Optics OTW. Were talking like $20-50 and they are the real deal. I would pick up a pair but Im looking for more low profile goggles.
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