Back in 1980, Cold Steel’s first customers were Military and Law Enforcement professionals – and what they valued most was our unwavering commitment to strength. With that strength in turn, came safety, and we have been pioneering research and development in this field ever since. From day one, many of our products have been specially developed for warriors. So when we began to explore eye wear solutions, we went beyond just “sunglasses” and developed Battle Shades! From boardroom to battlefield, Battle Shades have been created for maximum comfort and security. Their sleek, low profile and ergonomic frames are remarkably light and comfortable, with integrated soft temple tips and nose pads to aid retention, as well as to increase comfort on typical “hot spots” that occur from prolonged wear. Our Mil-Spec high impact polarized* polycarbonate lenses not only offer 100% UV (A,B &C) protection, but also meet the Military Standard impact resistance rating **, offering superior coverage and protection in the field. For added safety and peace of mind, we have added our innovative protective shields to selected models in our line-up. These fully removable shields give additional protection from the distraction (and potential injury) of wind-shear, air born debris and glare, keeping you focused, alert and ready for action! Each of our Battle Shades comes complete with a soft microfiber pouch and a durable carry case. The case features a discreet internal pocket (for carrying a knife, mini-revolver or even just your money clip) and has integrated snap-fit loops so you can carry your Battle Shades on a belt or pack. Available in a variety of styles, Battle Shades are both practical and tactical; perfect for Military, Law Enforcement, and First Respondents in our Emergency Services. They are also an excellent choice for Hunting and outdoor pursuits, shooting, and extreme sports, as well as for every day wear.
**MARK I: MIL-PRF-31013 / ANSI Z87.1 – 2010
MARK II: MIL-PRF-31013
MARK III: MIL-PRF-31013 / ANSI Z87.1 – 2010