View Full Version : Heard of or used these goggles?

May 16th, 2008, 03:35 PM
I stumbled across the web page for Eye Safety Systems, Inc. today. Their "Advancer V-12" goggles look like they might be well suited to one who drives a Seven: http://www.esseyepro.com/Advancer-Series-Goggles_99_detail.html These look to have some clever features.

edit -- no affiliation or anything... (I believe they are owned by Oakley, Inc.)

May 16th, 2008, 05:40 PM
I've not seen these before, but they look mighty nice! I wonder what the "street" price for these is?

I would want to see them up close to see the quality of their construction - I have not been impressed by the willeys goggles quality.

FYI, I find that using a closed goggle like this keeps my eyes from drying out in the all the wind of a blat.

May 16th, 2008, 06:40 PM
They list where to buy locations http://www.esseyepro.com/where_to_buy.html but not sure if you have to be a member of the military/police to purchase from these stores

Has anyone tried glasses like this?


May 16th, 2008, 07:13 PM
I have two pair of Oakleys with a similar design. Apparently they can take a buckshot from 50 ft or something like that. I think Dick Cheney gave a pair to a hunting buddy of his as a get-well-soon present.

I have one clear plastic and one sunglass version.

I tried the glasses with my aeroscreen on the freeway, but couldn't shake the feeling that they would provide inadequate protection in case a pickup truck
in front of me decided to drop off a lawnmower on the freeway.

These days I use a windscreen or a helmet, which will not protect me against sneak lawnmower attacks either, but I like the illusion of safety,

/Magnus F.

May 16th, 2008, 07:35 PM
I have photochromic biker goggles from 7eye (previously branded Panoptx) which I use at night and when it is cold outside.
very nice with light sensitive lenses but also on the expensive side at $200. But when my mother in law asked me what I wanted for Christmas I thought why not.....

But, although well ventilated I prefer just large sunglasses similar to the Oakleys when it is hot outside.

May 20th, 2008, 07:20 PM
waiting for a set of prescription Wileys to be ready this week. thank heaven for medical flex plans.:cool:

May 21st, 2008, 06:20 PM
I've been very pleased with my Wiley-X SG-1s.

May 23rd, 2008, 11:19 AM
There is a place right down the street from me that sells the Wiley's might have to go check them out.

Are they big and bulky looking?

Box, are the prescriptions inserts that fit inside the goggle, or did you have to have lenses made?

May 23rd, 2008, 11:39 AM
It it is just for the closer view (see what is going on with the gages....) I have good experience with these (http://www.stickonbifocals.com/custom.em?pid=196896):

Does not help if you are short sighted, though.

May 23rd, 2008, 11:46 AM
DISCLAIMER: I am not an optician, optometrist, optimist, octopus, etc.

I have a pair of Wiley-X already (the XL-1 model). The frame almost fits my face well, but not quite. Also, I suspect the polycarbonate lenses used on this particular model, which are curved in multiple axes, to have sub-optimal optical quality. At least when compared to straight-up sunglasses, which may not actually be a fair comparison, but I feel undistorted light transmission is at least as important as impact resistance.

Anyway, it appears nobody here has tried or even seen the ESS goggles, but thanks for all the other suggestions!

May 23rd, 2008, 11:48 AM

These are the Wileys that I wear, not bulky at all. They come with both the strap and standard temples, and easy to exchange sun and clear lens for night use:



May 23rd, 2008, 11:54 AM
I forgot to add the model in the picture above is SG-1.

I am an optometrist and an optimist, but unfortunately I still have to go to a motorcycle shop to buy these for myself! Also, the stick-on bifocals that Gert mentioned work well too for those of us of a certain age.


May 23rd, 2008, 03:54 PM
i went with the SG1. and yes the lenses are prescription polycarb. i'll call tomorrow for another ETA. if it wasn't untaxed use it or lose it dollars, i'd be fine with a regular pair of prescription sunglasses. and a helmet!

the cost going to prescription lenses can turn ur stomach.

edit: prescription was too strong for the Sg1.only option was using the larger goggles or PT1/3 with a prescription insert. so oakleys here i come.