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Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has officially debuted its new line of Performance Eyewear, which will be available to consumers in early 2020. Designed, machined, and assembled in the United States, the performance eyewear line takes full advantage of the 113 years of optics manufacturing expertise only Leupold can offer.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has officially debuted its new line of Performance Eyewear, which will be available to consumers in early 2020. Designed, machined, and assembled in the United States, the performance eyewear line takes full advantage of the 113 years of optics manufacturing expertise only Leupold can offer.

Five styles will be available at launch: the Katmai, Becnara, Packout, Switchback, and Tracer. All five styles are made from lightweight, ballistic-rated materials and ships with scratch-resistant polarized lenses as rugged and clear as Leupold’s legendary sporting optics. Three of the five styles – the Packout, Switchback, and Tracer – meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1 high-velocity impact standards for eye protection.

Leupold performance eyewear katmai
Katmai (courtesy Leupold)

“We make the lightest, clearest, and most rugged rifle scopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, and rangefinders you’ll ever use,” said Tim Lesser, Vice President of Product Development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Our products outperform the competition under the harshest conditions, without fail. Now, with the Performance Eyewear line, we’re applying that same expertise to a new line of optics, so you can experience Leupold’s rugged clarity every day.”

The Katmai is the choice for any adventurer. Lightweight, rugged, and exceptionally clear, they can be trusted to keep your vision true. The Becnara, meanwhile, fuses Leupold performance with everyday style. Polarized, rugged, and incredibly clear, they won’t let you down. The Packout and Switchback designs are at home with any hunter or shooter, and pair proven optical clarity with a ANSI Z87.1 high-velocity impact protection rating. The Tracer combines that same ANSI Z87.1 high-velocity impact protection, including an additional pair of clear and yellow interchangeable lenses, making it a must-have for any diehard shooter.

Leupold performance eyewear Switchback
Switchback (courtesy Leupold)

All five styles share numerous top-of-the-line features like in-fused polarized lenses, which eliminate glare and keep your eyes fresh whether you’re on the water or in the field. Leupold’s Guard-ion hydrophobic coating sheds dirt, water, and fingerprints for a clear, crisp image, while Diamondcoat-hardened lenses reduce surface scratches. A no-slip bridge design provides all day comfort with soft-touch rubber bridge pads. Daylight Max technology, meanwhile, provides complete UV protection for optimal performance in any environment.

“Leupold consumers expect the highest-quality optics in the world, and we delivered,” said Zach Bird, Product Line Manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “We designed the performance eyewear line for every possibility. Whether you’re on the range each weekend, hiking a ridge looking for a trophy bull, or just driving to work every day, our performance eyewear line has something for you – and every model is designed, machined, and assembled right here in the USA.”

More information on Leupold’s new performance eyewear can be found at www.Leupold.com/Performance-Eyewear. For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at Leupold.com.

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Founded in Oregon more than a century ago, Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth-generation, family-owned company that designs, machines and assembles its riflescopes, mounting systems, tactical/Gold Ring spotting scopes, and performance eyewear in the USA. The product lines include rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; mounting systems; and optical tools, accessories and Pro Gear.

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    • Griz,

      My thought, exactly. Because of astigmatism, even with the latest and greatest contact lenses, I cannot shoot as well as with my glasses. But no Leopolds for us prescription- wearing, astigmatic 4-eyed mutants. Sounds like there could be a market.

      • I have prescription shooting glasses. I just wish I had an amber or pink pair to make clays stand out under different lighting conditions.

        • You can get tinted safety glasses designed to be worn over your regular glasses, but the best option I’ve seen for mine is to get a spare set from a company that does on-demand grinding in China and sets those lenses in generic frames.

          About $100 for polarized prescription safety glasses that way.

      • A number of years ago NRA had an article written by an aging sport shooter that wears bifocals and described how he was beginning to have a tough time focusing while shooting. Long story short, he discussed his problem with his ophthalmologist who corrected his lenses to his front sight. After I read the article I discussed the procedure with my doc. He filled in the blanks from the article and adjusted my lenses in the same manner. Its great and I have had my lenses corrected twice since. The only difference I’ve experienced when not shooting is that I adjust my glasses on my nose more often when changing depth. So for you 4 eye shooters, there is an option that is available to you that is not for the guys that wear the cool shades. The girls like guys that shoot well and straight.

    • “All this recent high-speed, low-drag eye pro, and none for us 4 eyes.”

      You can eliminate the need for glasses as I recently did, just get cataract surgery…

      • I just had one done (my dominant, shooting eye), the implant was fancy enough to eliminate my astigmatism, but I still need a corrective lens for distance.

    • Chinese knockoffs will be available in the local bazaar for $3/ea, so people can look tacticool without the price tag.

  1. Big fat opaque temples like those are a deal breaker for me. They just kill your peripheral vision, and therefore…your situational awareness. Now, they’re not quite as bad as James Yeagers crappy Oakleys, but they’re still a no-go.

  2. Sorry Leupold, just not in the market.

    I own two pairs of Bolle Crevasse glacier glasses, with the removable side shields. First set is prescription, from my time in Antarctica and before I had LASIX to fix my eyeballs. Then I bought another pair, non-prescription, which is what I wear everyday.

    They quit making them, and now they are collectible on ebay, $100 to $350 last I checked.

    Maybe if Bolle still made those, I’d buy a new set.

    Can’t help it, I get attached to things.

    • Enuf,

      You were stationed in Antartica? Only a very small fraction of the human race has gotten to live there. You must have some good stories and photos.

      • Thank you, but the 1970’s? Your dad was down there when it was harder than in my time, 1990’s. Not that it’s ever easy, but technology has only been getting better and better.

        There is now an ice road from McMurdo to the Pole. Not a casual 1000 miles, it is run three trips a year with specially engineered Caterpillar tractors towing fuel bladders, and the road crew’s house. Google “South Pole Traverse”.

  3. Best ballistic sunglasses are NUMA. Look them up. Used by special forces and many of us who are far from operators. I stepped on mine once while fishing in a boat. The damn things were fine. Bought another pair as backup..

  4. Uh,…Leupold, for decades the great makers of scopes only available with Mil reticles and MOA turrets. Do these great new glasses feature one tinted and one opaque lens?????

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