Global Vision - Goggles that should be on your eye-pro radar

By Editor, Feb 15, 2015 | |
  1. Editor

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    Global Vision Eyewear, a staple in the motorcycle and ATV scene, is now making their transition into shooting sports. Whether you're a goggle fan or a glasses fan, Global Vision is a company that every air softer should be checking out. Global Vision is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has been manufacturing indestructible goggles and glasses since 2008. Some of their notable goggles; the Ballistech's, Ballistech II's and the All Stars meets ANSI standards and have been approved for use in battle by the U.S. Military.

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    Recently, I had the opportunity to test these great goggles and see just how indestructible they truly are. When I received my first set of All Star goggles, I noted that they weren't full of the fancy bells and whistles that many high end shooting goggles possess. Despite this, I gave them a shot and put them on. Immediately, I was amazed at their comfort. Unlike many shooting goggles, Global Vision doesn't stop where the rubber meets your face. Additionally, they have an added layer of foam, which makes their goggles extremely comfortable. Some may wonder, "How durable is the foam?" Well, all I can say is I have been using them for going on three months now and haven't had a single failure.

    So, to test their durability, the Florida Tactical Action Club put them through a myriad of torturous tests. All I can see is that, these goggles amazed me.

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    Test 1 - Shooting the goggles with a gas blow back pistol from approximately 5 feet. The gun used was a Tolmar ISSC M-22 GBBP with Elite Force .25bbs. Several shots were fired and the lenses held up.

    Test 2 - Shooting the goggles with a CQB length AEG. The gun used was an Elite Force M4 CQC with Elite Force .25bbs. Several shots were fired and the lenses held up

    Test 3 - Shooting the goggles with a more powerful AEG. The gun used was a Bo Dynamics LT595 BAW with Elite Force .25bbs. Several shots were fired and the lenses held up.

    Test 4 - Shooting the goggles with a gas powered shotgun. The gun used was a Marushin 8mm M500 shotgun with .30bbs. Several shots were fired and the lenses held up.

    Test 5 - Shooting with an AEG sniper rifle. The gun used was a Snow Wolf Barrett sniper rifle with Elite Force .25bbs. Several shots were fired and the lenses held up.

    Test 6 - After being unable to destroy the lenses or frames with airsoft guns, we decided we would try to destroy them with a vehicle. We ran over the goggles twice with a Chevrolet Tahoe. Not only did the lenses hold up, but the frame did as well. Only a tiny piece of plastic broke off the goggle frame.

    All in all, these goggles are amazing and live up to their reputation of being indestructible. I highly recommend that everyone look into Global Vision; not only for their goggles, but their stylish sunglasses.

    --Brandon Roberts is a counter-terrorism task force officer based out of Meridian, Mississippi. He has been in law enforcement since 2001 and has served as a private military contractor for the U.S. government overseas. Brandon is the author of the Amazon Best Seller List book 'Evading Honesty' and runs milsim with the Florida Tactical Action Club
     
  2. airsoftmaniacman

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    Interesting. However, I'll hold on to my ESS Turbofans, since I know they can take a .22 and not shatter. I'm glad other companies are entering the market. Nevertheless, there are particular brands that have a long standing reputation for excellence in both product and customer service. I've been sent free samples and free replacements by ESS, so I'll continue to wear their products exclusively.
     

  3. Falco

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    Nice write up. I will look into them if they are decently priced. For now I am happy with my surplus ESS NVG goggles. Too bad you didn't really run them over with a train.
     
  4. Str8Oper6n

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    Hahaha. I wanted to lol. They're pretty cheap. Under $20.. The All Stars (the ones we destroyed) are about $14 on Amazon. The Ballistech I's are about $12 (I use these at games), and the Ballistech II's (a little bit bigger) are about $15.
     
  5. Falco

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    Do these fog up much? I couldn't tell from the picture how much airflow they would get and you never can tell if they will actually be anti fog.
     
  6. Batman117

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    The ones I was wearing in the video, the Ballistech II's haven't fogged on me yet. And we practice and play in high humidity. Also I have a pair of ESS goggles and prefer the Global vision over them.
     
  7. Str8Oper6n

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    ^^ What he said. If I get any fog in them, it is just little bit at the top that is caused from sweat getting in. I wore mine all day yesterday and they didn't fog up at all.
     
  8. yattmaster

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    I've used revision goggles for years without a problem, besides taking out the foam to stop fogging but after that they never fog, even in a thick snowstorm breathing heavily. These look good too, I might buy a pair as loaners, or use them myself.
     
  9. ibob4tacoz

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    Hm, I've been wanting to replace my cheapo repro Desert Locusts. I might still go ESS NVG simply for aesthetic reasons. The Ballistechs look pretty nice though...
     
  10. Str8Oper6n

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    Worth giving them a shot. The Ballistech I's are smaller and the Ballistech II's are larger
     
  11. Str8Oper6n

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    See the thread I am about to make to see a picture of the difference. It'll be called "The differences in Global Vision Ballistech Is and IIs"
     
  12. Str8Oper6n

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    Ok, so we put them to the test at Operation Homefront in Biloxi, MS, and discovered a few things. First, the Ballistech I's have fogging issues after a lot of use. Once you get sweaty and it gets into the goggle, it causes some fogging issues. Second, the Ballistech II's do work well IF you pop out the plastic pieces covering the rubber on the bottom and top. Suggestions are being passed to Global Vision now to make them better. Everyone loved the way they fit and felt.