If you have ever worn ballistic goggles in a hot humid environment and had them fog up within a few minutes of heavy activity you have certainly felt my pain. Trying to stare through a blurry fogged up goggle and get a good sight picture or pick out threats is not an easy task. Thankfully Revision has made a goggle that helps alleviate the problem but not completely cure it on its own. However it is a big part of the cure.
Revision is a common name amongst servicemen and women in North America whether they know it or not. Revision makes a large percentage of the issue ballistics used by our forces. That said I know Revisions Sawfly’s were quality albeit not my cup of tea so I was pleasantly surprised when the Revision Vipertail’s were released. These looked like a sleek ruggedized version of the Oakley Gascan’s. As much as I like my Gascan’s other than them being ANSI rated as ballistic glasses they were not quite there as tactical glasses.
As you may have noticed from my other article. I was demoed two models at SHOT Show the CDI Maxes and the other model was the Crossbow. The Crossbow kit comes with two separate frames the standard Crossbow frames and the Suppressor frames. The Suppressor frames are made for those of you who wear ear defenders while shooting and doing other tasks that require ballistics.
Having long used a pair of Oakley Gascans as range glasses and for anything else that may require my eyes being protected outside of work I decided it was time for a change. I was always worried about ruining the lenses in my Gascans and wished they made a model that had removable lenses. The reason they were my favorite was both fit and that they are optically corrected in both the x and y plane. At SHOT Show 2011 I meandered over to the ESS booth to get a run through of their new products. The first of the two products I was run through was the CDI Max and I instantly knew this was to be my Oakley replacement. Knowing that Oakley owns ESS also helped because I knew the lens would be corrected the same as the Oakleys.