The standard clear 1-5/8" diameter lenses are German-safety shatterproof, laminated glass (7/64" thick). Accessory glass lenses are gray (UV protection sunglasses) and real level-5 Welder’s lenses (these however, are not laminated safety glass). These Goggles with aluminum frames are extremely comfortable to wear for extended periods as the middle flexible strap hinge allows them to fit almost any face and the cushioned leather padding fits the face snugly. They are several steps up from the typically available plastic protection and are really exceptionally neat, we think.
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These safety goggles are of very high quality. If you purchase the kit, you receive the welding and UV lenses. I personally have had no trouble with the strap that others mentioned in their reviews. And darn it, they are just bad a$$ looking! I am very pleased with them.
- Monday, September 29, 2014
Patrick G. (Dallas, TX)
Been shopping around for light-duty comfortable goggles for general-purpose torch work and safety glasses. Well here, for a very reasonable price you get nicely padded eye-pieces (if ordered as a full kit) laminated safety glass, UV blocking and torch-worthy welding lenses. The elastic band quickly adjusts and the eye pieces fit snugly and stay in place. Versatile and well-constructed!
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Old School Cool
Jarod Hillyard (Bethany, MO)
Pure old school cool. I wanted to get back to my German roots, so I ordered these awesome retro safety goggles. I purchased all lenses, and don't regret it a bit! As a knife maker, welder, and blacksmith - these are immensely handy. I have all the lenses I need for the various tasks around the shop and even sunglasses for when I want to cruise retro. I haven't had one problem with the headstrap and because of this, they get a five out of five stars from me. With the breathable side vents, they never seem to fog up like my other glasses and since they're self contained, they have added benefits. You can wear a dust mask with these beautifully, which usually goes hand in hand with grinding and welding some metals anyway, so they work out beautifully. I get lots of positive comments on them and they're a great conversation piece. I like them so much, I had to write a review on how practical yet retro they are all in one. Thanks Garrett Wade for offering such high caliber products and speedy delivery. Old school is here to stay!
- Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Comfortable and easy to fit
Dave Rife (Traverse City, Michigan)
Comparatively, these are well-priced, and fairly well made, with the exception of the head strap. Quite surprising that something made in Germany would lack a quality feature in that the straps come off easily and do slip. However, these fit very comfortably upon the face, and the addition of "UV" and "Welding" lenses was an excellent bargain! The eye cups breathe well, although they will fog up if left up on the forehead too long (like when checking work). Pros: fit well; laminated safety glass; good price; nicely manufactured; look stylish; quick shipment.
Cons: first shipment of product brought broken lenses, but customer service took care of it immediately and replaced in two days; poorly designed strap, which I repaired by sewing the ends to the strap where it fit me; metal isn't finished at the edges where the keepers screw down to hold the lenses and may slice skin, which I rectified by using a small diamond file to smooth it out; laminated safety glass isn't really scratch resistant.... a nylon scotch scrubber actually left marks after a light washing. Honestly, for value and customer service this 'entry level' pair of goggles gets rated a 3.5 out of 5. Although I did expect a little better quality from Garrett Wade, I am satisfied with the purchase.
- Saturday, June 14, 2014
TB (Bothell, WA)
Too cool! Old school glasses. bought a pair for myself, ended up letting the whole "gang" wear them and do "selfies" =awesome!
- Sunday, May 18, 2014
Ed Wright (Grand Marais, Minnesota)
I love the goggles. The best pair I ever owned. Very safe, secure and comfortable to wear. I'm puzzled why the manufacturer would make such a fine product and then totally neglect the strap. They come undone all the time, so I finally tied them. It worked but it is aggravating to have to do that.
- Sunday, April 20, 2014
J B (La Mesa, CA)
Have not used them yet but are easy to rate. Lightweight, good fit, good lenses. I know that using them will be excellent.
- Sunday, April 06, 2014
J. Earle (Ft. White, Florida)
Glad we purchased the goggles with multi-lenses. They are very well made and do not interfere with your vision.
- Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Jeff Schmidt (Washington, Michigan)
Got them for my son, thought it might help him to remember to wear safety glasses without me harping on him, but I'm always wanting to wear them!
- Monday, February 03, 2014
Kyle (Columbus, Minnesota)
Nice retro style goggles. The only issue I had was the elastic strap and buckle don't work well together. I switched the strap to a thicker material and it works great now.
- Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Barry (Des Moines, IA)
Steam punk all the way - these are fun. Only criticism is the strap come undone easily - they are cool.
- Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Chuckl (Miami, Florida)
Purchased these on a whim, since the design is clearly, somewhat dated. Work well as shade 5 welding goggles. Have not yet tried the U.V. protective lenses. Wanted to use the clear lenses with a motorsports application but the "tunnel vision" effect (because of the depth from the eye to the lens is too great) is rather like wearing a set of "blinders". They severely restrict peripheral vision. All that being said, they are very well constructed. The adjustment band tends to slip slightly (remedied with two small safety pins), they are fairly light weight and would be perfect for someone looking for a "steampunk" theme accessory item. I'm actually quite happy to see that someone is still producing this style of goggle, instead of the plastic styles so common today.
- Monday, December 02, 2013
Retro Eye Pro
Andy Killebrew (Brooks, GA)
Nice comfortable fit that gives complete eye coverage. Eye cups fit closely, much like swim goggles. Lens and frame seem well made and durable. Lens swap is easy and offers options as to the type of light protection needed. Very nice product.
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Useful and Wonderfully Old School
Adam (Atlanta, GA)
Just got these goggles a couple of weeks ago because sometimes regular safety glasses just don't cut it and also these have the benefits of having replaceable and having a particularly unique appearance. They work really well, though the strap takes a little bit of finagling.
- Monday, November 04, 2013
John (Dayton, OH)
More fun than a barrel of Minions!
- Saturday, August 10, 2013
JB (Lilburn , GA)
I bought these for when I am working in the yard, mainly when mulching my leaves in the fall. My mulcher tends to throw things out of the top. Others I have tried fog up. I have not had the opportunity to use them yet, but hope they work as promised. I also bought a pair for an artist friend who does welding and woodworking. The only thing I didn't think about was that he wears corrective lenses. Maybe an optician could have lenses made for these since they do have interchangeable lenses.
- Sunday, July 21, 2013
Googles and Lenses
Bo (Crestone, Colorado)
Fit's very nicely over the eyes, and the leather rim is nice and soft. The rubber elastic is a little too short, as you have to extra wind it around the 2 small buckles for it not to slip the grip and open up.
- Saturday, June 22, 2013
Steve (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
I got them because I liked the way they looked, but didn't actually expect them to be so comfortable. Once I adjusted them they fit better than any safety glasses I've worn and they don't fog up like the others.
- Sunday, May 12, 2013
Rob (Sugercreek, Ohio)
I use these everyday when I need full eye protection, although a little warm at times, they rarely steam up. The goggles fit and feel great. I wear these especially when grinding hazardous materials (metal and fiberglass). The Germans have been know for their great quality, designs, and efficacy, this pair of goggles embodies all the good traits eye protection should have. Even though the goggles are "tubed in" visibility is fantastic, some peripheral vision may be lost how ever. I would not recommend these as riding goggles, but I will wholeheartedly recommend these for the workshop.
- Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Used as Motorcycle Goggles
J Sullivan (Ft Worth, TX)
Bought these German Safety Goggles to protect the eyes on a motorcycle. They get the job done with great fashion sense! The looks from people are priceless. The protection the goggles provide is tested daily with debris, insects and water while riding a motorcycle and these perform without a hitch. Have not tested in cold weather, yet.
If you are on the fence, order now from Garrett Wade and you will not be disappointed!
- Thursday, March 14, 2013
Jeffrey (North Tustin, CA)
I love these goggles, they are great for working, nice to have something with safety glass that can be cleaned without scratching.
- Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Campy & Functional
Pat Sullivan (Santa Rosa, CA)
Versatile, fun, & campy. These goggles are reminiscent of days gone by. They are well made & can be used for a variety of tasks.
- Thursday, November 22, 2012
Clear and Comfortable
P. Perry (Houston, TX)
My plastic safety goggles always become scratched and dull quickly from sawdust and I usually discard after a few uses. The glass lens on these German made goggles remain crystal clear after cleaning and the fit is great.