Magpul Adds Eye Protection To Their Ever-Growing Lineup

Continuing Magpul’s theme of releasing products that seem like they might be outside their wheelhouse and then crushing it, Magpul has announced a brand new line of eye protection. The new Magpul eye pro line starts at $99 for a pair of Magpul Explorers with non-polarized lenses and goes on up to $149 for polarized Magpul Terrain or Summit glasses.

Magpul has launched three models that should cover just about every aspect of life from everyday wear to the most tactical situations you’ll find yourself in. All three models meet Z87.1 ballistic impact protection ratings, but only the Terrain and Summit pass MIL_PRF 32432 and ANSI Z87+ safety standards due to the frame shape.

Brownells’ Simon Peirce sat down with Magpul’s Director of Product Management for Apparel and Accessories Jon Canipe to talk about the brand new Magpul eye protection line. You can check the video out on the Brownells Facebook page.

Magpul Glasses Frames

Magpul uses TR90NZZ for the frames, a durable thermoplastic that often used in some of the most robust eyewear. Other features that you might find useful on the range are the overmolded non-slip nose and temple pads as well as low profile temples that were designed to allow ear protection to seal correctly when wearing the glasses.

Magpul Glasses Lenses

 

Magpul even gave us a litany of options to choose from when it comes to their lineup of polycarbonate lenses. All of them are ANSI Z87.1 or Z87+ rated depending on the model of frame.

They say that each lens was selected to enhance visual perception across varying lighting conditions and environments. The lenses also have been treated with an oleophobic treatment that should minimize smudges from liquids and chemicals as well as increase the lens’ resistance to scratching. Magpul even coated the back side of the lenses with an anti-reflective coating that Magpul says will limit backside reflections.

Magpul Explorer Glasses

The Explorer model is designed to meet the requirements of the casual glasses wearer. The glasses feature the same impact rated lenses that the rest of the line sports in both polarized and non-polarized variants in five different colors. The frames themselves are made from TR90NZZ like the rest and have a casual design that looks passible for everyday wear with a more traditional, squared off style.

Magpul Explorer Features:

  • Constructed of TR90NZZ, the frames combine lightweight construction and ballistic protection, providing rugged strength and flexibility with maximum overall coverage
  • Rated to Z87.1 ballistic impact protection
  • Oleophobic treatment of lenses provides liquid and other chemical protection and added scratch resistance. Anti-reflective coating on inside of lenses minimizes distracting reflections
  • Available with polarized and non-polarized lenses
  • Casual style includes a more relaxed wrap and more flexibility at the temples for long-term usage
  • Padded low profile temples integrate smoothly under helmets, communication headsets and over the ear hearing protection
  • Coated stainless steel pins provide simple but dependable hinge functionality
  • Rubber nose and temple pads are overmolded to the frame for durability

MSRP for the Magpul Explorer glasses starts at $99 for non-polarized to $149 for the Tortoise frames with mirrored lenses. You can find more information on the Magpul website.

Magpul Terrain Glasses

Magpul says that the Terrain glasses were designed with the most demanding user in mind and offer the most protection out of the three options. With a larger frame and lenses that meet MILSPEC MIL-PRF 32432 and ANSI Z87+ ratings, the Terrain should be ideal for shooters as well as other end users that require the highest level of eye protection Magpul has to offer.

Magpul Terrain Features:

  • Constructed of TR90NZZ, the frames combine lightweight construction and ballistic protection, providing rugged strength and flexibility with maximum overall coverage
  • Ballistic Rated Z87+ and MIL-PRF 32432 lenses and frames meet both high-velocity impact protection and safety ratings
  • Oleophobic treatment of lenses provides liquid and other chemical protection and added scratch resistance. Anti-reflective coating on inside of lenses minimizes distracting reflections
  • Available with polarized and non-polarized lenses
  • Padded low profile temples integrate smoothly under helmets, communication headsets and over the ear hearing protection
  • Coated stainless steel pins provide simple but dependable hinge functionality
  • Rubber nose and temple pads are overmolded to the frame for durability

MSRP for the Magpul Terrain glasses starts at $109 for non-polarized to $159 for the Tortoise frames with mirrored lenses. You can find more information on the Magpul website.

Magpul Summit Glasses

Taking design cues from its larger sibling, the Magpul Summit shares just about all of the features of the Terrain. The Summit meets Z87+ and MIL-PRF 32432 standards, slightly higher than the Explorer model. The ballistic eyewear speaks to those with small to medium faces that require a high level of eye protection.

Magpul Summit Features:

  • Constructed of TR90NZZ, the frames combine lightweight construction and ballistic protection, providing rugged strength and flexibility in a smaller frame
  • Ballistic Rated Z87+ and MIL-PRF 32432 lenses and frames meet both high velocity impact protection and safety ratings
  • Oleophobic treatment of lenses provides liquid and other chemical protection and added scratch resistance. Anti-reflective coating on inside of lenses minimizes distracting reflections
  • Available with polarized and non-polarized lenses
  • Padded low profile temples integrate smoothly under helmets, communication headsets and over the ear hearing protection
  • Coated stainless steel pins provide simple but dependable hinge functionality
  • Rubber nose and temple pads are overmolded to the frame for durability

MSRP for the Magpul Summit glasses starts at $109 for non-polarized to $159 for the Tortoise frames with mirrored lenses. You can find more information on the Magpul website

comments

  1. avatar Timothy Toroian says:

    Finally, eyewear that doesn’t look like a space helmet.

    1. avatar Forward Assist says:

      I get my shooting and tactical eyewear off the Snap On truck. Great selection. Most made by Uvex for Snap On. Oh and only about $15.

    2. avatar Arc says:

      And… how are theses any better than the $15 safety glasses in the local hardware store? I’ve yet to find a pair of safety glasses that aren’t Z87+.

      Even low end $4.99 stuff is rated Z87+

      1. avatar Forward Assist says:

        The ones I get from Snap On have adjustable ear pieces in both length and angle. And the clarity of the plastic is better especially near the edges compared to the cheaper ones.

      2. avatar SRG says:

        Good luck getting laid with $15 safety glasses.

  2. avatar neiowa says:

    When you’re out of innovative ideas – do rags and shades. Overpriced rags and shades. What next, overpriced coolers?

    1. avatar Bloving says:

      Your brand is successful when you can license your name to apparel and accessories and folks actually buy it.
      🤠

    2. avatar barnbwt says:

      LOL, that’s probably exactly their next move

      1. avatar Wade says:

        Next? That has been happening bro bro. Phone cases, beer titties, T-shirt’s, key rings you name it Magpul has stuck their name on it.

  3. avatar Sich says:

    So, I guess these are NOT available in Prescription Lenses…

    1. It looks like they are not. If you need prescription shooting glasses Tactical RX would be my first stop.

    2. avatar Greg says:

      Oakley scripts FTW.

      1. avatar jwtaylor says:

        Absolutely love mine.

      2. avatar I love Scotch Scotchy Scotch Scotch says:

        Absolute garbage. Waste of money. I spent a lot of money on a pair of Oakley prescription sunglasses only to have the lenses delaminate. And Oakley doesn’t have a lifetime warranty on their lenses anymore. Wonder why that is? Mine started peeling just after the warranty ended. Was told by Oakley that I would have to replace the lenses at a cost of almost $400 for both. That’s more than I paid for the glasses after insurance.

        My issue wasn’t a one off. There are many threads out on the ole interwebs of folks Oakley sunglasses delaminating. Seems like the prescription lenses have it the worst.

        I replaced my Oakleys with a pair of prescription Wiley X sunglasses. I bought them through my optometrist’s office. Cost me $110 after insurance.

        Oakley can go piss up a rope.

  4. avatar DrewN says:

    So these are just branded Luxotticas, yeah? Pretty much right in their price range for sure, and a couple of those frame shapes look awfully familiar.

    1. avatar scorpiongrip says:

      who makes Luxotticas?

  5. avatar RayS says:

    Their stuff is generally pretty good, but a lot is over hyped. Ive often said, they could sell a dog turd if they put their name on it.

    1. avatar El Duderino says:

      All-natural FDE camo paint.

  6. avatar Cooter E Lee says:

    $10 z87.1+ rated. Had the same pair for 8 years in my work truck either on my head the dash.

    Heated, uv exposed, frozen, dropped, sat on, exposed to herbicides and pesticides, exposed to gas oil diesel antifreeze hydraulic fluid solvents, sawdust, abrasive sparks.

    Hercules Safety Glasses – Black Frame – Smoke Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002FOC1EC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4uptBbAC1QH5R

    1. avatar RidgeRunner says:

      This, sir, was a great tip. Just bought two pairs.

  7. avatar Jon in CO says:

    I mean, it’s cool and all, but magpul should stick to what they do well. Stocks, mags, and war fighter stuff. The clothes, the other weird stuff, and now sunglasses? Wait for camping gear, car accessories, and probably some shoes/boots.

    If they stayed in CO, none of this would be happening!

  8. avatar Excedrine says:

    Time for MagPul to fire up the money printer again!

  9. avatar Mike says:

    Still waiting on the glock 27 round magazines, which have been coming this summer, fall, Spring, summer, for over two years

    1. avatar Wedge259 says:

      Pretty sure they’ve been out for awhile now, I know Ive seen them in stores. Aim Surplus, Buds Gun Shop, and 44mag have them but theyre out of stock atm.

      1. avatar will says:

        Nope. We’re still waiting for the pmag gl9 27. I left a message about this over at SSD and some of magpul’s workers seemed to get a little butt hurt about being called out on their pre-pre-pre-releasing vaporware. They promise they’re coming out in August. For real this time.

  10. avatar El Duderino says:

    I guess I’m a Magpul fanboi. I really like their iPhone cases and their Technical gloves. I have a couple guns that are really heavy in Magpul parts.

    But I don’t understand why they haven’t produced a pistol brace or a 590 & 870 grip/forend kit to compete with Shockwave.

  11. avatar How_Terrible says:

    Does anyone know if these are available with prescription lenses?

  12. avatar James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon says:

    I’m very interested, but for those of us with big heads, what are the dimensions? I need to know how wide they are and what length the ear pieces are before I consider buying any glasses. And, if they aren’t available with prescription lenses, they’re an automatic non started for me and many of my shooting buddies. Additionally, what’s up with the Magpul site? When you click on additional information to get specifics you’re taken to an error page. I expect better from Magpul. Makes me think they’re not really serious about supplying these glasses.

  13. Should have read, “Continuing their practice of outsourcing and slapping their name on it”

    1. avatar scorpiongrip says:

      how will people know who made it without their name on it?

  14. avatar SCW says:

    Big, bug eyed, full framed glasses….count me out.

    1. avatar Bubblehead says:

      Blame your pin-head bro.

  15. avatar Bryan says:

    Be real nice for someone to come up with a great pair of shooters sunglasses that would fit over corrective glasses. I wanna look cool to.

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