Mechanix Wear Eyewear: Tactical Technology

Having good eye protection is part of being a responsible shooter. It might be tempting to wear whatever sunglasses you have on hand or to forego eyewear entirely, but it’s a better bet to make sure you protect your eyes. The Mechanix Wear Eyewear line covers your bases with eye pro that has tactical aesthetics and practical applications. Specifically, the company’s Tactical Type X eyewear is properly rated for shooting use and made to keep your eyes safe during live fire.

Mechanix Tactical Type X eyewear
The Mechanix Wear Eyewear line is made to meet the ballistic requirements for effective eye pro for shooters. (Photo credit: Mechanix Wear)

Mechanix Wear provides details:

  • Wrap around design for unobstructed depth of view and comfort.
  • Advanced anti-fog lens coating dissipates fogging six times faster than basic anti-fog.
  • Hard-Shell scratch resistant coated polycarbonate lenses provide clarity and protection.
  • Ventilated temples for increased airflow, keeping you cool throughout the day
  • Soft co-injected TPR temples and nose pad ensure a secure, comfortable, non-slip fit.
  • Amber lens color enhances low-light conditions.
  • 99% UV Protection.
  • Passes MIL-PRF 32432 Ballistic Fragmentation standard as well as ANSI Z87.1 impact standard.
Vision Type-X tactical eyewear delivers MIL-SPEC rated ballistic resistant protection without compromising comfort and style. The full frame design encases dual lenses enhanced with a hard-shell scratch resistant coating on the outside of the lens and an advanced anti-fog technology on the inside creating clear, moisture free visibility when you need it most.
Mechanix Wear Tactical Type X eye pro
The Mechanix Wear Tactical Type X eye pro passes MIL-PRF 32432 Ballistic Fragmentation standard as well as ANSI Z87.1 impact standard. (Photo credit: Mechanix Wear)

This eye pro is made to perform on the shooting line and in the woods with its anti-fog and scratch-resistant lenses. Other features of the Tactical Type X eyewear include:

  • Ballistic resistant
  • UV protection
  • Vented temples to reduce sweating
  • Nose designed for comfort during extended wear
  • Wraparound design stays secure on your head
  • Soft co-injected TPR temples and nose pad ensure a secure, comfortable, non-slip fit.
diagram of Mechanix Tactical Type X eyewear design features
Some of the features of the Tactical Type X eyewear. (Photo credit: Mechanix Wear)

It appears that Mechanix Wear thought of it all with this eye pro. After all, what we all want is a set of eyes that don’t slip, don’t make our heads extra sweaty, and are ballistic resistant but also scratch-proof. Not much is more distracting than gouges and scratches in our eye pro.

Many of the models are also designed to shield the shooter’s eyes from the sun and reduce glare. The level of glare reduction depends on the color of the lenses. Available colors for the Tactical Type X include:

  • Black frame with amber lens
  • Black frame with  clear lens
  • Black frame with smoke lens
  • Grey frame with smoke lens
Mechanix eyewear surrounded by firearms and magazines
The entire Type X line includes a variety of frame and lens colors and tints. The entire line is impact resistant, but only the Tactical Type X is ballistic resistant. (Photo credit: Mechanix Wear)

MSRP for the Mechanix Wear Tactical Type X eye pro is set at $49.99 for all lens and frame colors.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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