Look. You have to use protective eyewear. In semi- and non-permissive environments, you’ll find that there’s a need to cut the risk to your vision by wearing some sort of protective lens.
At the top of my list of approved protective eyewear is Arena Flakjak Goggles. When I am in the turret scanning for IEDs and bad guys these goggles keep the dust, grit, and flying crap out of my eyes when on the move.
As well, the Arena Flakjak Goggles lens system provides ballistic protection when the rounds start flying and the debris related to combat assails your visual senses.
If you’re kicking around and need a pair of bug eyes, these should be near the top of your list. They most certainly have a nesting place on my head when meeting my objectives.
One of the big pet peeves I have with goggles is the fact that they all fog up when you’re active or burning your face off sitting in the turret of your gun truck. Your job as a gunner is to engage bad guys and be a serious lookout for problems. There’s nothing worse than trying to make out a bad guy pointing an AK at you or a fishy looking box on the roadside through a pair of fogged up lenses.
The Arena Flakjak Goggles go a long way in preventing this problem with their top Razorback anti-fog Vents. While I’ve still encountered fogging from time to time, it’s nothing as bad as I’ve had with Oakley goggles I’ve employed in the past either.
I also want to mention their durability. I have sat on these goggles, tossed them around in the vehicle like all my other gears, and left them on the dash all day in the heat of the Iraqi sun and have had no problems beating them through hard use. This is a big score since plenty of other brands have failed in this respect. Arena Flakjak Goggles gets high marks from the field. Check them out!
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Bubba G is an active protective professional presently performing contract duties in the Middle East and has well over 15 years of military, high risk contracting, international training and martial arts experience.