WX BREACH Protective Prescription Sunglasses | Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement

Exceptional sunglasses that are super comfortable and provide a balanced color vision experience. 

Wiley WX BREACH

Wiley X WX BREACH Protective Sunglasses



MANUFACTURER:Wiley X
MODEL:WX Breach
PRICE:$199.00 US
SOURCE:Dealer Search
KEY FEATURES:
Frame type:Wrap around
Frame material:Plastic
Lense:Captivate™ polarized platinum flash lense
Frame: Kryptek® Typhon™ frame
Key features:
  • Meets ANSI Z87.1 safety standards for optical clarity and high mass/high velocity impact protection
  • 100% UVA/UVB protection with distortion free clarity
  • Prescription Ready
  • High Velocity Impact Resistant
  • Dynamic Ventilation System
Weight:1-1/8 ounces
Includes:Removable facial cavity seal, zippered clamshell case, cleaning cloth, leash cord with temple grips, Enzo temple tip strap

According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety about 200 Canadians sustain a work-related eye injury every day - an astounding 70,000 eye injuries a year. And that number doesn't include injuries sustained around the home, driving, camping, engaging in sport or other recreational activities. Most of these eye injuries are preventable - by wearing protective eyewear. 

Wiley X has been manufacturing 
protective eyewear for the military forces and law enforcement personnel since 1987. They also make prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses for us regular folks. They're the only premium eyewear brand who tests their entire sunglass line to ANSI Z87.1 safety standards for optical clarity and high mass/high-velocity impact protection. Which means Wiley X glasses give you optimal eye protection. 


The Wiley X WX Breach glasses area available as prescription safety glasses or sunglasses with either a clear, bronze or green base lens.

The sunglasses I've been wearing this summer have the green base lens and 
Kryptek Typhon frame.

WX Breach glasses have a 
wrap around frame that incorporate a rubber nose pad. At only 1-1/8 ounces they're light and comfortable enough to wear all day long. The lenses are excellent in bright sunlight and high glare conditions - they're completely distortion-free. The polarized lens not only protect against UV and harmful HEV blue light but also include scratch-resistance and an oleophobic treatment that repels water, dust and oil. And these lens are tough - they'll withstand the impact of a 1/4" diameter steel ball. That's phenomenal.

There are two additional features that you won't find on any other sunglasses. The WX Breach comes with a removable facial cavity seal - essentially a foam gasket with a rigid plastic backing - that protects your eyes from dust, pollen, and other irritants. The seal simply snaps in place and can be easily removed when not needed. If you do a lot of biking you'll really appreciate how effective the seal is at screening out wind and insects.

The second feature of note is the dynamic ventilation system that allows you to control the airflow behind your lens to reduce fogging. It consists of vents on the frame side of both lens that you can flip open to vent the inside of the lens. It's a very clever idea - and it works. I found that even when wearing a face mask the lens didn't fog up.

The WX Breach comes with a zippered clamshell case for storing the glasses, a cleaning cloth (that also serves as a storage bag for the glasses) and two different straps.

Whether you're working outdoors on the jobsite or around the home, driving, walking or otherwise enjoying the great outdoors pursuing your favorite diversion, these sunglasses are sure to please. They're super comfortable and deliver a superior color vision experience. 


PHOTO GALLERY

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Everything stores neatly in the zippered clamshell case.

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The Captivate™ polarized platinum flash lens provides 100% UVA/UVB protection as well as distortion-free clarity. The lens is designed for bright sun/changing light.

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The removable facial cavity seal protects eyes from fine dust, pollen and other irritants and prevents the sunglasses from sinking if you drop them in the pond.

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The facial cavity seal is easy to install and remove. 

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The dynamic ventilation system consists of closable air vents that allow you to control the airflow behind your lens to reduce fogging. 

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Exceptional sunglasses that are super comfortable and provide a balanced color vision experience. 





Author: 
Carl Duguay
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