Leupold Teases Their New Line of US-Made Shooting Glasses

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Courtesy Leupold

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., is giving a sneak peek at the launch of a new Performance Eyewear product line, which will be available to consumers in early 2020. Designed, machined, and assembled in the United States, the entire Performance Eyewear line is made from lightweight, ballistic-rated materials and ships with scratch-resistant polarized lenses as rugged and clear as the company’s award-winning sporting optics.

Designed with hunters and shooters in mind, five styles will be available at launch. Each design is packed with features and built to deliver the performance and reliability that Leupold products are known for.

“Leupold users expect the highest-quality optics in the world. When we chose to enter the eyewear market, we spent two years making sure the final product lived up to our exacting standards,” said Tim Lesser, Vice President of Product Development at Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “The result is a product line which takes full advantage of the 112 years of optics manufacturing expertise only Leupold can offer.”

All five styles share numerous top-of-the-line features like infused 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. Daylight Max technology, meanwhile, provides UV protection for optimal performance in bright conditions. Each style is compatible with prescription lens requirements.

Built for the range – and beyond – three of the five Leupold Performance Eyewear designs go a step further by offering an ANSI Ballistic Rating. Translation: they meet or exceed ANSI highvelocity impact standards for eye protection, meaning you’ll have eyewear which looks great and serves as appropriate eye protection when you’re shooting.

“We designed this eyewear for every possibility,” said Zach Bird, Product Line Manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “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 Performance Eyewear – including a countdown clock to its arrival – can be found at 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 which designs, machines and assembles its riflescopes, mounting systems and tactical/Gold Ring® spotting scopes 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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  1. avatar Biatec says:

    I’m interested. If the price range is anything like magpuls though I will probably never buy one.

    Ooh you want them polarized? well guess what bud we add 100$ to it if you want that. The prices were a bit silly. Not sure if they still are.

  2. avatar Merle 0 says:

    I mean this with the utmost sincerity to help others so they can avoid some of the anguish I’ve gone through with this:

    My ignorant redneck ass, has A LOT of hands on experience in losing and breaking things.

    I’ve given up on certain high quality items such as these or pocket knives, because I WILL lose it.

    However, if you desire such things, I don’t blame you, but I will make a recommendation: get a neck cord so it’s harder lose. And attach your expensive knife to your belt with paracord, especially when your in a boat. The last high quality knife I bought, used as an EDC, took it with me wherever I went without thinking about it. Then while trying to cut some line while gator hunting, boom, right in the drink.

    1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

      Don’t forget to use the lanyard and neck strap expensive flashlights and binoculars too. My sister borrowed one of my Surefires and a pair of my Leupold binoculars. She was going to the Baja Peninsula on a research thing. Tagging sea turtles or something. I cautioned her. My Surefire is now on the bottom of the Pacific.

      1. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

        I lanyard my lights, but am a bit weirded out at the potential strangulation hazard. So mine are on a break-away device on the cord, unless the cord is light enough to fail on its own with a good, hard yank.

        This accidental fatality opened my eyes :

        “Yale Student Killed as Hair Gets Caught in Lathe”

        https://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/14/nyregion/yale-student-dies-in-machine-shop-accident.html

  3. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    I have prescription lenses in my safety glasses. I really need some that are tinted yellow or amber for clay shooting. Damn these aging eyes and my astigmatism.

    1. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

      I’m in your boat with the eyes, with luck my upcoming cataract surgery will negate the need for them to be prescription for distance vision…

  4. avatar Jros says:

    I just use Dewalt saftey glasses. It’s like under 10 bucks and a lot better than cheap shooting glasses.

  5. avatar Texican says:

    Believe it or not, Wal-Mart sells decent safety glasses in various styles. The brand is SafetyVu. $5-6 and they have them with readers built in if you need them like I do. I once compared them to $300 Oakleys and they weren’t quite as clear but for the $295 price difference they didn’t fare too bad. I’ve bought at least 10 pairs over the years and been happy with them all. And if I run over a pair with the car (I’ve done it) I just shell out another 6 bucks.

    1. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

      “The brand is SafetyVu. $5-6 and they have them with readers built in if you need them like I do.”

      THANK YOU for the heads-up on that!!!

  6. avatar Coffeemonster says:

    others: Revision Sawfly (with tinted, clear, near-goggle strap). Rated to take a load of #8 at 10yd, iirc
    Again, use retention straps.

    1. avatar -Peter says:

      Revision makes some incredible eye protection. They do offer a nice prescription option as well.

  7. avatar Nanashi says:

    Offer it in prescription or I’m not interested.

    1. avatar klaus Von Schmitto says:

      “……Each style is compatible with prescription lens requirements.”

      It’s right there in the article.

  8. avatar Ralph says:

    My shooting glasses are prescription, double-thick, wraparound, coated for scratch resistance, Transition- and progressive-lensed, gasket-framed and cost $400 in USA American money.

    Fortunately, I haven’t needed new ones in a few years.

  9. avatar RidgeRunner says:

    I’ve owned, lost and destroyed $300 Ray-Bans, Costas, etc. Somebody on this site turned me on to Hercules, safety glasses, $10 on Amazon, bought 10 pairs and never looked back. Love ’em.

  10. avatar BobS says:

    I hope you’re not using ordinary safety glasses like you could pick up at Home Depot. That’s fine for power tools but it might not protect you much from a shell casing fragment, or steel target backsplash.

    For example, the only DeWalt glasses I can find that mention “ballistic” or claim MIL-PRF-31013 or MIL-PRF-32432 are their DPG55. They mention ANSI Z87.1+ but they don’t get specific whether that’s the 2003 or 2010 or 2015 edition (I don’t know whether the high-impact test changed). Unfortunately, that can’t accommodate my prescription – either by riding over my ordinary glasses, or with a prescription lens carrier. Otherwise that would be pretty attractive for the price!

    I use the ESS Crossbow (switching shields between clear for indoors or smoke gray for outdoors) with an RX insert for my prescription lenses. The left lens is ground to a conventional bifocal with a reading-distance inset at the bottom. The right lens (my dominant eye) has a front-sight-distance inset at the upper inside corner. It looks goofy and it took a while to acclimate, but I love the results!

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