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Edge Khor Polarized Safety Glasses Kit with Digital Camo Frame and Smoke, Yellow and AR Lenses
Submitted by Forest_Crawler on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 17:34
Brand:Edge Safety Eyewear
Product Type:Eye Protection
Originally posted on www.SoCalBowhunter.com
Living in Southern California has many perks. We have great weather year round, there is plenty to do and the opportunities are limitless. Hunting out here is a challenge. Especially when you are constantly subjected to the sun's rays. Out here, my eyes are constantly being exposed to sunshine and wind. Then, add in working on projects in my workshop and I MUST wear eye protection. Finding a decent pair of sunglasses that fit my large head can be tough. Finding a pair of comfortable, long-lasting, protective eye protection is tough. Combine the two and add camouflage to the mix and it's almost impossible. Almost.
One of my friends introduced me to the Edge Eyewear brand last year and said I would really like the way they fit and worked. I had my doubts because I had never found a pair of sunglasses that fit my head the way I needed them to. They also never lasted long enough to care about. I am not ashamed to admit that he was right on and I had no need to worry!
Specs from their website:
Safety or Style? Would you ever settle for just one? Of course not, that's why you choose Khor! Newly redesigned with sophisticated styling, the Khor has interchangeable lenses with ANSI Z87.1+ 2003 from independent ANSI accredited labs. Once again, Safety AND Style!
My first impression of the Khor polarized safety glasses were that they were super-lightweight, flexible and just plain looked cool! After giving them a thorough inspection, I set them out ready to take with me hunting. My next trip - and each one thereafter had these situated carefully in my pack.
The sun beats down harshly in the mountains of Southern California. The areas I hunt have very little shade and light-colored grasses which causes eye strain and then my head begins to hurt. I started wearing contacts in the field last year so that I could better utilize my optics. Now I needed protection from the sun and the Edge Khor glasses did the trick with so much extra.
I was able to test these glasses out on multiple days. When I first used them it was for the UV protection. The sunglasses provided superb protection for my eyes in the direct sunlight. The glasses also wrap around your head more than most and protect your eyes from the wind. I thought that was great because when I wear my contacts, they normally get dry quickly due to a breeze or higher winds. The Khor glasses allowed me to view the landscape without squinting or having my eyes burn due to no moisture.
The glasses also have a patented contact surface that gets tacky in order to keep it snug on your face when you perspire. This worked exceptionally well as I hiked mile after mile around my hunting spot. They never slipped off my face, no matter how much I perspired. Bonus points for this because the last thing I want to have to do is keep pushing the glasses back up on my face.
These glasses have interchangeable lenses that are well-built and extremely easy to swap out. You have your smoke lens, the amber lens and the clear. Each is good for different situations, but having the luxury or swapping out lenses is a blessing. No need to carry three pairs of glasses with you. You wear one and carry the lenses. When you need a different lens, you simply pop it out and put the desired one in. I thought this feature was one of the best I have seen. I wore the smoke lenses during the most intense sun blasting parts of each day. During the hike in and hike out I wore the amber lenses. (I found the amber lenses really highlighted and improved my being able to spot snakes and other animals by filtering out some color. This may or may not work for you, but it did for me.) In the garage/workshop I utilized the clear lenses for eye protection from shards of wood and metal flying up and hitting my eyes.
Not only are the glasses to protect from the sun, but they are made with high-grade plastic. Utilizing these while working in your garage, workshop, or with power tool will protect your eyes. The frames is bendable and I tested out the durability in a few ways. I placed the sunglasses in my pack, without the protective case, on a few hunting trips. I tossed the pack on the ground, used it for a back rest, and placed more gear on top of the glasses in the pack to see if the glasses would stand up to the abuse. Not only did they hold up, when I took them out they looked like they did when I put them in. These glasses are built to withstand a great deal of abuse and still protect your eyes the way protective glasses should.
Here's a video that shows you the need for eye protection. It's a must see.
The only negative things I have to say are not really negatives per say. The packaging states 'Fog and Scratch Resistant' and that is true. They are resistant, not fog and scratch proof. While hiking in, the glasses fogged up on numerous occasions. I realized that the glasses were hugging my face a bit too close, so I moved them forward, away from my face. That fixed the issue. The lenses have some scratches after multiple uses that are noticeable, but I figure if that ever gets to be an issue I will purchase just the replacement lenses (which cost about $6.50).
The Edge Eyewear Khor polarized eyewear kit retails for $39.95 which is a steal! Where can you buy a high quality, single pair of sunglasses for that price these days, let alone a pair of polarized safety glasses? $39.95 gets you an entire kit, cleaning cloth and protective case. It's a bargain and you won't want to pass it up! I got a pair for my hunting partner and he wears them everywhere. The SoCal Bowhunter highly recommends this polarized eyeglass kit and I will be hard-pressed to ever switch to another set. Go get some!
These go in my pack every time I hit the trail. Done deal!