Oakley SI Ballistic M Frame 3.0 Tactical Sunglasses quite literally took the 2.0 to the next level. All the best features of the 2.0 remain, but with some key improvements for military and tactical personnel. To better accommodate peripheral gear such as night vision and comms devices, several design enhancements were made. First, the temple stems were thinned out to provide a good seal for over-ear systems, whether with or without a helmet. The Unobtanium sleeves were removed from the stems to further reduce thickness and weight, and the wrap of the frame was increased to assist the frame’s retention without their sleeves.
The rake of the Plutonite lens was increased, bringing the lens closer to the face. To combat the reduced airflow here, an advanced anti-fog coating is also now standard on the 3.0 lens. Its new Argo lens for the 3.0 lens subtly provides more peripheral coverage than did its predecessors. All Ballistic 3.0 lenses are optimized with Oakley’s patented High Definition Optics.
The complete Ballistic M Frame 3.0 unit is a much lighter and trimmer alternative, but still offers all the protection of the 2.0, still exceeding the ballistic fragmentation impact standards of MIL PRF-31013, Clause 184.108.40.206, and the high mass & high velocity impact requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2010. The Z87.1 stamp can be found near the top edge of the lens above the nose bridge, hidden by the brow of the frame.
Protective eyewear has been a priority of the U.S. Armed Forces for decades to reduce eye injuries and ensure safety. The military issues proper eyewear to their recruits as a form of protection, and Oakley glasses were chosen as the glasses to wear during combat. Oakley has a line of ballistic safety glasses that have been engineered for all combat-ready personnel. The Oakley Company is dedicated to making their eyewear excel above and beyond the industry standards with their special construction. Their innovative designs are comfortable to wear, and the technological advancements are reflected in all of their glasses. Oakley is dedicated to providing the best eyewear protection on the market by performing extensive testing under extreme conditions. Each pair of protective glasses is precision engineered with the military in mind.
During combat there are many things that can affect the vision of a soldier such as fragments, dust particles, debris, and wind blast. Anyone can benefit from wearing protective eyewear during any activity that may result in an injury. The Oakley SI Ballistic M Frame 3.0 Tactical is available to the military and to the public to help prevent eye injuries. The rugged eye wear is lightweight and yet exceed the standards of the high mass and high velocity impact requirements of ANSI. People who work or play in environments that have eye damaging possibilities should always take the necessary precautions to avoid injury. Athletes and craftsmen appreciate the value of wearing the right type of eyewear. The excellent optical clarity gives a clear view of any object and allows the wearer to have a full range of vision. Oakley has a unique thin stem technology that is durable and compatible with over-ear communication systems and hearing protection devices.
The Oakley SI Ballistic M Frame 3.0 Tactical glasses come in a variety of options to suit the needs of the wearer. The lenses are Oakley High Definition Optics, which have an anti-fog coating that keeps the vision clear with lenses that come in grey, clear, and persimmon. The lenses are interchangeable, which allows the wearer to adjust to different lighting and weather conditions. The frame is available in black, dark bone, or multicam colors. The Oakley SI Ballistic M Frame 3.0 Tactical sunglasses have been proven on and off the battlefield to protect the wearer from eye injuries. Everyone can benefit from wearing protective eyewear when performing activities that produce dangerous debris.
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