Best Shooting Glasses Reviewed & Rated for Quality
Criteria Used for Evaluation
The design was based on the availability of colors, styles and of course type. Foldable glasses were considered a superior choice to wraparounds/straps. They fit more head types and were more comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Having multiple colors and styles helped a lot of the brands on the list, putting them ahead of products that only had a single choice.
Options are important for the consumer, even if these aren’t about fashion. Extra points were given to brands that had an option for female users based on their smaller head shape. Pricing was a complex criterion to go through since a lot of them on the list were similar in price.
We validated a lot of choices in this area by getting rid of products that were overly expensive without offering cutting-edge features. This criterion cut out a lot of well-known brands that were already at the top of the list. Glasses that survived this cut were then grouped based on their overall value. The products that remained were priced appropriately for what they offered while still maintaining high tier selections.
Comfort was something that hindered pairs with the wraparound/strap style. Even with adjustable straps, there was no guarantee they would fit and be comfortable on the user that makes the purchase. Foldable ones had no such restrictions and were often rated higher in the comfort category for long periods of use. This is one of many reasons why the Pyramex didn’t take the top spot, even with an incredible product.
Proprietary features are where wraparound styles made a comeback, as they proved to have much better support under heavy use, even when the shooter is sweating. Other features that helped some glasses get higher on the list were colored lens, better gripping on the legs, and scratch resistance. Since some of the features overlap with other glasses, the products that handled the feature better placed higher on the list.
The last (and most important) criteria we looked at was durability. This covered resistance against flying objects and the products durability to normal wear and tear. There was nothing complicated about these criteria, and it helped to shape out the final ten. We looked at how strong the glasses were against projectiles while also checking out the coverage area they protected.
Some of the products were slightly smaller than others, which was a big enough coverage difference to affect their placement. With most of the warranties being the same, the durability criteria didn’t see a shift based on length.
Top 10 Picks
1. Allen Over 2169
In the top spot is Allen Company’s top model and for a good reason. They have improved on the design to make it more compatible with prescription glasses and enhance the feel and quality of the glasses. With that in mind, users will tout and appreciate the quality of these glasses for two main reasons.
Better Than The Rest
The main reason people buy this model over others is due to its high compatibility with prescription glasses. The Allen Company compatibility exceeds that of any other shooting glasses making them more desirable for individuals. With that said, users can expect the large size to fit perfectly alongside the wrap-around frame design that allows for extra protection and coverage when shooting on the range.
Durability At A Low Price
One of the best aspects of these particular glasses is the maximum amount of durability that the brand has designed them. These glasses, in particular, are designed with top of the line materials that make them really durable and can handle plenty of wear and tear. For example, the glasses are designed with an impact-resistant material known as ANSI Z87. Other than that, the glasses have a metallic coating on the lenses which is
ideal for 100% UV protection.
Cost and Value
When we take cost and value into consideration for these, we are shocked at the amount of quality for such a low price that an individual receives. For example, the glasses are designed with an impact-resistant finish and are extremely durable. With that in mind, users are guaranteed quality that can withstand the test of time. Overall, we believe that these are one of the best high durability quality glasses in the industry today.
2. Wiley X Saber
The Wiley X Saber series are great for hunting as well as wearing for other tactical situations. You can easily wear these with hearing protection over them, too. Whether you are working hard, shooting for fun or lounging in the backyard, these glasses are great for each situation.
Sturdy and comfortable frame
These glasses are made welland adjust to fit comfortably. They feature sturdy arms that securely fit at the temples. The tailored nosepiece adjusts to fit various-sized faces.
The lenses on these glasses won’t scratch. They also work to keep sweat and debris from getting into the wearer’s eyes. While the lenses that come with these glasses, they are also easily interchangeable with customized, prescription lenses.
Cost and Value
These are very affordable. Because they are made well, are adjustable and easily customizable, they are well worth the investment.
3. Mossy Oak MO-RWRP
Men and women have completely different facial structures, so it only makes sense that sets for women should be created. These particular women’s style is designed with style and quality in mind. With that said, we highly recommend them as the ideal glasses for everyday shooting use. Let’s talk about two points to take into consideration.
Made for Women
A product designed just for women takes their facial features into consideration while shooting. These glasses will stay on while being a lot more comfortable than male options. With that, they are also very feminine looking and have a stylish appeal to them that users may not get from men’s style.
This brand, in particular, has offered some of the best valuable glasses in the industry and these are no exception. They are made of some of the best and high-quality materials and are tested for everyday use and quality design. With that in mind, we highly recommend this brand.
Cost and Value
These glasses, in particular, are priced very low and ideal for women that want a nice style with a quality build. They are not over the top safe or offer a lot of features, but they are designed with comfort in mind. With that said, we highly recommend them for their structural integrity.
4. Radians Revelation
Next, on this list are the Radians Revelation looks like a well-balanced pair. They have few flaws and a really good foundation of benefits that users will enjoy. With that said, they are still really great starter pair for individuals that want quality and durability. Here are two points to take into consideration.
Great Overall Design
While these aren’t pushed as stylish, they can hold their own against starter glasses. There are different color choices to choose from and they are designed with good quality materials that can withstand a lot of wear and tear.
One of the biggest aspects of these glasses that make them ideal for this list is that they are impact-resistant thanks to a polycarbonate material. With that, users can expect that they protect the eyes very well and discharge any dust or debris that may come in contact with the lens.
Cost and Value
With the low price of these glasses, customers shouldn’t have any troubles picking out a color for purchase. It’s one of the best values on the list if you need some reliable options to protect your eyes. With that said, they are great starter glasses for individuals that want quality and durability.
5. Champion 40633
Another pair that are designed to go over prescription glasses has made the list. The Over-Spec ballistic glasses takes the idea a step further, and with some good results. With that said, we want to share two important features of these unique glasses and what users can expect from these quality glasses. Let’s begin!
Fold Smart Works
Glasses tend to break at the worst times, usually when you forget where they are. The fold smart frames of this model protect the lenses, keeping the most important part of the glasses away from danger. With that in mind, users can easily pack and store them for better safety and use.
When it comes to glasses with maximum durability, these are it. In fact, these glasses are designed with a scratch-resistant lens which allows users to use them even in the worst of situations where debris and dust may spark up. Other than that, they are coated and designed from some of the best and strongest materials in the industry.
Cost and Value
This model holds significant value for anyone that needs glasses to fit over their prescription wear. Now, they are priced a bit over the top compared to glasses around the same design and features. However, if users want a quality build that is wrapped around and also fit over prescription glasses, these are it. We highly recommend them for individuals wanting great quality glasses.
6. Oakley Radar
Seemingly, you can't go wrong by choosing a pair of Oakley's. That's why they made our list. These glasses have great coverage, the brand holds a high standard and they stay in place on the wearer's face.
Made to last
These Oakley Radars are made with Oakley's signature O-matter technology that gives them plenty of durability. You can drop them - not that you would want to - but if you did they would be oka. Likewise, they can hold up to your activity and any debris that comes your way.
These glasses are optimized to not slip while you are wearing them. While you are out in the sun, hunting, hiking, or whatever, these glasses won't fall off of your face.
Cost and Value
Now, these glasses are pricey. But, they are worth the investment if you can swing it. These are durable and have style, making them perfect for going on the hunt and hanging around.
7. Howard Leight Vapor II
When looking for safety glasses, you should consider the Howard Leight Vapor II, which are highly recommended due to the professionalism and quality this brand is known for. These items will not only meet your expectations in terms of comfort and quality, but they also come in three different colors to meet your fashion needs as well. Their unique design combines both, style and security so that you don’t have any reason to worry while using dangerous weapons.
180-Degree of Protection
Howard Leight Vapor II glasses are suitable for a wide variety of activities and provide a 180-degree field of vision and protection, so you won’t miss anything that matters.
Not only they are extremely comfortable, but they also have a fun and interesting design. They not only conform to fit your nose size and shape but the lightweight frames ensure the ultimate comfort.
Cost and Value
The Howard Leight Vapor II offers a lot of great features for a comparatively low price. You can wear them for indoor and outdoor activities and even has an anti-fog coating for increases vision.
8. Smith Optics
Smith Optics makes our list because they have great coverage, a great fit, and adjust to fit all shapes and sizes of faces.
Thin, lightweight frame
These glasses have thin arms and a thin frame. Even though they are light, they are durable. The thin frame fits well and isn't too tight under ear muffs while shooting.
Help with accuracy
These have tapered lenses that effectively correct any possible distortion, which will help with the wearer's aim and shot accuracy.
Cost and Value
Compared to a lot of options on this list, these are pricey glasses. However, they are not the most expensive. The price reflects the quality, protection, and the brand as well.
9. Pyramex SBB5080DT-P
Hunters that are serious about protecting their eyes have been pretty supportive of Pyramex. The company has shown over time that they only put out quality products, with their glasses being one of the best. With that said, there are many features that make this one of the best available today. Here are two features to take into consideration.
The Headband Makes A Difference
Shooting glasses are used in some pretty intense sessions and can be prone to falling off. The headband provided lets you wear these like goggles, keeping them in place when you need them the most. This allows for better safety and durability, which also enhances the peace of mind that an individual may feel while using the glasses.
One of the best aspects of these particular glasses is that they are created and designed with many different color choices available. For example, an individual can pick between blue glasses to orange and red-framed glasses. This allows individuals to pick their ideal color or match it with their gear.
Cost and Value
Just like the other ones on the list, the low price of this pair will make it a great buy. When you factor in how useful the headband is, the value then speaks for itself. With that said, they are trustworthy and designed for durability.
iLumen8 is a small company among giants yet has still managed to create a very competitive pair of glasses. They took all of the great features of previous brands and mashed it up into something special. With that said, users will love the high-quality design.
These are ideal for individuals that use a flashlight in the tactical or law enforcement field and want ideal shooting glasses. In fact, the yellow scratch-resistant design with the pale yellow fade is ideal for individuals that want to easily be able to see an object, person, or target with a flashlight.
Although it is a couple of dollars more. One of the best and largest benefits of this particular brand is that these come with a carrying case. The case is designed with quality in mind and it is easy to carry. Made with a zipper closure and really durable, individuals can take this product anywhere.
Cost and Value
With the extras that iLumen8 threw in, this is a great value. It’s low priced, and buyers get the most for their money. With that said, users can expect that the price is slightly above what we have showcased so far but that is because they are designed with better quality materials than some can say can be considered for the tactical field.