New Pyramex Itek A Breath Of Fresh Air

The new Itek improves upon the successful Ztek series.

It’s hard to believe the extremely popular Pyramex Ztek Safety Glasses line has been around since March 2001 (originally released as the Aztec). Since then Ztek quickly became a runaway sensation due to its attractive lightweight design and became an industry standard that many companies have tried to emulate over the years. Expanding upon Ztek’s success, Pyramex has produced the new Itek Safety Glasses line, which improves upon Ztek’s core features and takes advantage of years of customer feedback.

After spending a few days wearing the new Itek around the office and during some rigorous yard work at home this past weekend, I can confidently say that Pyramex has hit the bullseye once again. The most significant and obvious improvements for Itek are the additions of a flexible, ventilated nosepiece and soft rubber temple tips, which provided a high level of comfort during extended wear. I had zero issues with hotspots behind my ears and the glasses stayed securely on my head, even during periods of heavy sweating. I would have no problem wearing the Iteks for several hours. Fogging was not an issue,  since my face allows enough room for air to flow past the lens, however Pyramex does offer anti-fog versions for applications where fogging is an issue.

Overall the new Itek is a breath of fresh air for the Ztek line and I expect it to become just as popular as its predecessor.

Key Itek Features:

  • Newly designed ventilated nosepiece allows heat to dissipate from nose bridge to reduce fogging.
  • Soft dual injected rubber temple tips and flexible nosepiece provide non-slip comfort.
  • 9.75 base curved lens provides excellent side protection against airborne particles.
  • Lightweight, frameless protection is ideal for all-day wear.
  • Lenses provide 99% protection against harmful UV rays.
  • Exceeds ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Impact Requirements
  • CAN/CSA Z94.3-07
  • CE EN166 Certified
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New Microfiber Pouches

Protect your eyewear with a Microfiber Pouch

Did you know the majority of lens scratches occur while the eyewear is not being worn? Fortunately our new Microfiber Pouches can reduce or eliminate lens scratches when used to protect your safety glasses or sunglasses. These pouches feature a Drawstring Closure to keep your glasses secure and are available in Black, Gray, White or Black with the SGUSA logo.

Dimensions: 4″ wide x 7.2″ tall

Extreme Website Makeover:

To help our customers transition to our new-look, we wanted to offer a breakdown of the changes made to

At first glance, one notices the cosmetic differences, such as the brushed blue steel background and the darker, bolder page colors. Upon further examination, you’ll see an image atop the page of a guy and a miter saw. This is a placeholder. We will be replacing this still image with a selection of safety and instructional videos that will be viewable with a simple click. Videos will also be added to a handful of sections, to instruct how to change a lens or to show a primitive but successful ballistics test of a particular style, like this example here (don’t try this at home!).

Our Featured Items section has changed a bit. We’re now able to display a few more items on the homepage, and have increased flexibility with this section. More on that in a future blog entry.

The red box in the upper right area entitled “Recent SGUSA News” will be a scrolling feed of blog topics. Depending when you’re reading this, it may already be active and may be how you found this article.

The Search bar/button has been moved to the right side of the page (the upper right, just above the News box). Added to this is an Advanced Search button. When active, this will display a page with a variety of search criteria (for eyewear only, for now), such as Lens Color, Frame Styles, Temple Style, and others that will help you find eyewear with specific desired features.

When you click into a style or specific Section page — an example like this that lists all options of a particular model — you’ll see a different layout than before. All item images are left aligned with pertinent info in the middle and quantity boxes on the right, but with all being along their own horizontal grouping. Should you desire to purchase multiple tints of the same model, now you can enter your quantities for each tint without being sent to the shopping cart to have to return again to select another tint.

Click on one of these item images to go to the Item page. Now you’ll see much more information about that particular item. Most of this information will be included within the tab entitled Description. Another tab called Reviews will give you an idea of previous buyers’ opinions. For some items an Accessories tab will also be visible. This will offer suggestions like pouches, cords, anti-fog sprays, etc., but will usually only list those that aren’t already included with that item.

Still on the Item page, clicking on the product image to see a larger version will also darken the surrounding area to enhance the image itself. Simply click the image’s X or anywhere outside the image box to close it and view your page in full color again.

We hope you enjoy what we believe are improvements. Keep watching for more announced changes to