What Makes Wiley X Sunglasses so Special?
Buying a pair of sunglasses can be difficult as there are hundreds if not thousands of brands and styles to choose from with various features, gimmicks, and sales pitches. When it comes to protecting your eyes, many brands can’t cut the mustard because they use cheap components and don’t adhere to critical ANSI testing requirements. There are plenty of flavor-of-the-month brands out there whose only goal is to sell as many sunglasses as possible. But these brands tend to leave you hanging when it comes to protection, quality, and durability.
A solid reputation among demanding customers
Wiley X, a U.S. Veteran owned and operated company, has been producing sunglasses for over three decades and has earned a solid reputation from millions of satisfied customers. Here are some of the features that make Wiley X Sunglasses an outstanding choice for Military, Law Enforcement, Motorcyclists, Professional Shooters, fishermen, and more.
Key Wiley X Features
- Shatterproof Lenses
Wiley X Sunglasses uses one of the world’s most impact-resistant lens materials. Selenite Polycarbonate lenses provide ANSI Z87.1-2003 impact protection and beyond. In fact, several styles meet stringent military ballistic standards, which means they can survive impacts far beyond typical industrial testing requirements. Protecting your eyes should be paramount regardless of your profession, hobby, or lifestyle, as there are almost never second chances when it comes to eye injuries. Don’t trust your vision with non-ANSI-rated eyewear. You can find ANSI certification marks on the lenses, frames, and temples of every pair of Wiley X glasses.
- Virtually Unbreakable Frames
Using Triloid Nylon frames, Wiley X frames have endured some of the harshest environments and incredible punishment. In fact, some customers have reported that frames run over by moving vehicles have remained intact and usable! You pay good, hard-earned money for your sunglasses, and Wiley X durability will ensure you get your money’s worth.
Comfort and Performance
- Lens Clarity
Impact protection is critical, but to receive ANSI certification, lenses must also pass tests for Resolving Power, Refractive Power, and Prismatic Power. Ordinary sunglasses without ANSI certifications tend to ignore these critical factors. This forces your eyes to work harder, increasing fatigue and causing headaches and poor performance. Wiley X has developed Filter 8™ Polarized Lenses. Eight layers create incredibly high-quality polarized lenses, blocking glare and allowing you to see beyond the scope of the average person. In addition, the high-quality lens filter makes it easy to see deeper into the water. You’ll see the fish before it’s anywhere near the bait.
- Facial Cavity Seals
Many Wiley X styles are available with a removable soft foam Facial Cavity Seal. This seal is designed to block out the wind, debris, and peripheral light, giving your eyes maximum protection in even the most extreme environments.
- Top Down Ventilation
Fogged lenses are a nuisance at best and dangerous at their worst. Wiley X uses Top Down Ventilation to help reduce lens fogging by allowing air to flow behind the lens and out the bottom or top of the frame. This extra ventilation helps reduce heat and moisture build-up behind the lens and keeps your lenses clear longer.
Whether you’re hiking remote trails, cruising down the highway, facing threats in the line of duty, or just hanging at the beach, expert studies have shown that 90% of eye injuries could be prevented by wearing proper eyewear. So why take a chance with your vision by wearing sunglasses that don’t measure up? Wiley X has solved many of those problems.
My favorite Wiley X styles
Wiley X Peak:
After a quick lunch, I tried this solid pair on for the first time down by the river. To say the least, I was amazed. I looked down at the river and saw right through the crashing water. Not only could I see through the water well, but the glasses style was also excellent. The sleek matte black frame with a squared lens is a classic style and always looks smooth. SKU: WX-ACPEA09
Wiley X Saint:
Featured in American Sniper, These tactical-looking sunglasses are the perfect style for those who don’t like large lenses. WX Saint also helps users combat foggy lenses. Their frameless bottom allows air to escape as quickly as it comes in. The pointed temple arms make it easy to slide on, even with head gear like hats, helmets, or balaclavas. The temples arms hug tightly around your head, so you don’t have to worry about them falling off or sliding around SKU: WX-CHSAI08
All in all
Wiley X is an excellent source for some of the highest quality sunglasses on the market. The brand offers many selections with protection as a primary ingredient and style never disregarded. Wiley X is devoted to providing active people with protection that cooperates with whatever you are doing, wherever you do it.
Tell us what you think!
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Hello the name’s Omega, I was wandering if WileyX sunglass can protect your eyes from a solar eclipse?
No, sunglasses, no matter what brand, are NOT dark enough to protect your eyes during a solar eclipse. You need to use ISO approved Solar Eyewear or Shade 14 Welding Lenses.
Here’s a lens tint comparison to help clarify the difference in lens tinting. A typical gray sunglass lens allows 7%-20% visible light transmission, which, understandably, seems pretty dark. However, a Shade 14 welding lens only allows 0.0003% visible light transmission!
Please only wear ISO approved Solar Eyewear or Shade 14 Welding Lenses. Using anything else is extremely dangerous and could result in permanent vision loss.
hey hey, Dan here,
can you tell where WileyX glasses are made?
Thank you for your question, Dan.
WileyX uses a variety of manufacturers around the world. The most common are Italy, United States, and China.