Gargoyles Shifter Sunglasses - Style Description
Gargoyles Shifter Sunglasses are an outstanding option for those needing superior eye protection when using firearms, as they come with interchangeable lenses for use in either low-light or bright light conditions. Gargoyles Shifter Sunglasses are also fully certified to meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1+ standards for high mass impact, high velocity impact, and optical clarity. As with all Gargoyles lenses, Shifter incorporates anti-reflective and oleophobic treatments to repel water, resist smudging, and make cleaning easier. Gargoyles Shifter Sunglasses are extremely versatile which makes them a top choice for anyone who handles firearms.
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Gargoyles Shifter Sunglasses - Technical Details
- Rx-Compatible: Yes
- Features and Benefits: ANSI Z87.1+,
Anti-Reflective, Oleophobic, Rx-Compatible, Interchangeable Lenses
- Frame Material: Constructed of TR-90 NZZ, one
resilient materials on the market, and 11 times stronger than
TR-90, the material used by most other sunglass manufacturers.
TR-90 NZZ frames possess an internal memory that defaults to its
original state when stressed.
- Protection Level: (ANSI) Z87.1+
- Shape: Oval
- UV Protection: Blocks 100% harmful UVA, UVB
radiation. All Gargoyles lenses block a minimum of UV400.
- Eye Size: 141mm
- Temple Length: 118mm
Gargoyles Sunglass Technology
Gargoyles mission is simple: protect your eyes, at all
costs. Gargoyles infused the latest research and
hottest innovations into their sunglasses from the very start of
their company. They transformed the sunglass industry in the
process. Every pair of Gargoyles sunglasses now combines the
legacy of yesterday with the
technology of today, providing superior protection and pinpoint
optics in premium sunglasses that are of the highest quality. Your
investment in a pair of Gargoyles sunglasses will be one that will
last for years to come.
Most people think that the only reason to wear sunglasses is to
block the sun. But that is really only the beginning. Gargoyles
sunglasses don't just shield your eyes from harmful UV rays. They
also provide sharp contrasts and accurate depth perception, so you
can clearly see everything in your path. Every last detail that
goes into the manufacturing of Gargoyles lenses is designed to
improved optics and give you better vision.
Gargoyles lenses aren't just made - they're crafted. Gargoyles
Z87.1+ rated lenses are made of ballistic-designed, high-index
polycarbonate for incredible strength without added weight.
They're optimized with high tech lens coatings to reduce glare
while enhancing protection. The result is a lens of unparalleled
quality and durability.
All Gargoyles lenses meet or exceed US and ANSI regulations and
standards for UVA, UVB and UVC protection and the Z87.1+ rated
products impact resistance is ballistic tested. They're
designed to provide optimal coverage and block ancillary light.
Gargoyles lenses don't just protect your eyes, they shield them
Gargoyles superior lenses must be housed in premium frames.
Gargoyles frames have two simple requirements: (1) they must be
made from highest quality materials in the world, and (2) they
must withstand ANSI-specified levels of punishment without
failure. Gargoyles sunglasses are built to last, no matter what.
As you probably know by now, not all sunglasses are created
equal. Gargoyles understands that everyone requires something a
little bit different from their sunglasses. That's why different
models use different materials, each with their own special
strengths. Whatever needs you may have, Gargoyles has a pair that
works for you. Not sure which sunglasses are best for your
situation? Sunglass Garage
is here to help... Give us a call or shoot us an email and we'll
guide you to the perfect pair.
Some brands' sunglasses are simply accessories. But Gargoyles
sunglasses function as serious, protective gear that is built to
last. By combining the strongest materials with sophisticated
construction techniques, Gargoyles sunglasses can withstand more
punishment than you'd think. Put 'em to the test and let us know
how tough you think they are.
Gargoyles Technical Definitions:
ANSI Z87.1+ is at the center of the Gargoyles protection philosophy, and all styles in this category meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1+ standards for high mass and high velocity impact, coverage and optical clarity. Excellent for military, law enforcement, and first-responder professionals.
ANSI Z87.1+ HIGH VELOCITY TEST
A quarter-inch steel projectile is shot at the lenses at 165 km/hr. The sunglasses must be able to take this punishment without the lenses cracking, breaking, falling out of the frame, or touching the eye.
ANSI Z87.1+ PRISM TEST
Two lasers are aligned to match up to a single point from a 35 foot
distance. Sunglasses are then placed in front of the two beams. In
order to pass this test, the beams must maintain their original
pinpoint trajectory and meet at the same point as before, showing
that the glasses do not distort light positively or negatively.
While other sunglasses distort the direction of the laser beam,
Gargoyles maintains the original pinpoint optics.
ANSI Z87.1+ VISUAL CLARITY TEST
A resolution chart is placed at a distance of 20 feet, with lines at
both the X and Y axis. When the sunglasses are placed in front of an
eyepiece, the viewer must be able to see at least 20 lines of
resolution from 20 feet away clearly and distinctly without any
blurring or distortion.
OLEOPHOBIC AND ANTI-REFLECTIVE TREATMENTS
All Gargoyles sunglasses feature oleophobic and anti-reflective
treatments to repel water, oil, and smudges, and to reduce glare.
These treatements work together to facilitate cleaning, increase the
lens' resistance to scratching, and improve the overall visual
The Benefits of Lens Color
Read the definitions below to determine which lens color might be right for you:
GREY / SMOKE LENS -
- Grey/Smoke Lenses are good in all weather conditions, varying
from sunny to overcast.
CLEAR LENS -
- Clear Lenses provide true color perception.
- Clear Lenses are good for general eye protection.
- Clear Lenses work best for indoor use.
BROWN / AMBER LENS -
- Brown/Amber Lenses improve contrast.
- Brown/Amber Lenses contains a red element to enhance depth
- Brown/Amber Lenses filter blue radiation to produce a relaxing
- Brown/Amber Lenses are good for golf, tennis,
high-altitude/mountain sports, fishing, boating/sailing, or
anytime where distance needs to be judged.
- Brown/Amber Lenses work well in partly cloudy to sunny
- Rose/Vermilion Lenses enhance visual depth.
- Rose/Vermilion Lenses reduce eye strain.
- Rose/Vermilion Lenses provide good visibility on the road.
- Rose/Vermilion Lenses are comforting to the eyes.
- Rose/Vermilion Lenses help adjust contrast.
- Rose/Vermilion Lenses are great for cycling, racing, shooting.
- Rose/Vermilion Lenses work well in most weather conditions,
- Green Lenses transmit all colors evenly.
- Green Lenses are good for everyday wear.
- Green Lenses dim glare while brightening shadows.
- Green Lenses are good for all outdoor activities.
- Green Lenses work well in both rain or shine conditions.
- Yellow Lenses provide greater clarity in fog, haze, and other
- Yellow Lenses filter out blue light that can make focusing
What is the purpose of a gradient lens?
- A gradient lens is darker at the top of the lens for added
protection. And it becomes gradually more transparent toward the
bottom of the lens.
- Gradient lenses allow you to see in varying light conditions
and varying distances. For example: While driving, the highly
concentrated shading at the top of the lens allows for glare
reduction while the lighter shading at the bottom of the lens
allows the driver to read the instrument panel clearly.
Are Gargoyles gradient lenses polarized?
- YES! Gargoyles gradient lenses are, indeed, polarized.
Gargoyles combines their gradient technology with all of the
advantages of a polarized lens. The result is best of both
technologies combined into one lens.
ABOUT GARGOYLES EYEWEAR
In 1979, Dennis Burns, founder of Gargoyles, revolutionized an entire industry with the invention of the Toric lens. Dennis noticed that flat sunglass lenses left the eyes more exposed to the elements and contemporary curved lenses were causing visual distortion and stress on the eyes. This innovation became the basis of a brand. His solution was the Toric Curve Lens. A shape that allowed light to transmit directly to the eye. No refraction, no distortion. By the early 80's, the Toric lens became the technology foundation for the Gargoyles Performance Eyewear collection. Precision-molded and hand-finished, the design provided 210 degrees of wraparound protection. The Toric Curve Lens offers the ultimate solution. with precise geometry, the Toric Lens allows light to transmit directly to the eye. No refraction, no distortion. Light rays converge precisely on each retina, giving each eye its own center of focus and providing the viewer with clearer, sharper sight.
By the early 1980s, the Toric Lens had birthed a line of performance sunglasses that are proudly called Gargoyles. Precision-molded and hand-finished, their unique Wrap-Back design gives 210 degrees of wraparound protection. Seen with these sunglasses, objects appear exactly where they are. Today, they continue to offer the most advanced, optically correct sunglass lenses worldwide, with realigned focus for work, sport, outdoor and military applications. The Toric Lens DNA continues to lead in optical quality and drive the collection's originality, invention and spirit in more instrumental ways than ever before.
The G7 Gargoyles True Vision System is guaranteed to enhance everyday living or mission oriented pursuits.