Vented Goggle with Face Shield Provides Sun, Splash and Impact Protection

Vader Combo is a vented goggle with a face shield to provide eye and facial protection.

Vader Combo is a vented goggle with a face shield to provide eye and facial protection.

If your job leaves you exposed to any kind of wetness or debris being thrown into your face, you need protection—from the sun, from impact, from splash—and even from dangerous, temporarily impaired vision caused by your eye protection fogging up.
 
These combined hazards require a combined solution. Enter the Vader Combo from Brass Knuckle. Vader Combo is a vented goggle with a face shield—providing facial protection; a splash goggle with integral face shield that combines full-face impact and wetness protection with anti-fog properties.
 
Brass Knuckle offers safety products sold through their network of distributors, enabling them to deliver safety solutions at a lower cost.
 
With D3 droplet and splash protection rating, the aqua-green splash goggle features an over-the-glasses design, with reverse venting for comfort and soft rubber seals around the nose, eyes and brow for a custom fit. The face-covering impact shield is an integral piece to the goggle, ensuring Vader Combo moves where your head moves while keeping the protective cover closer to the face, therefore allowing less splash back.
 
Vader Combo is 99.9 percent UV protection-rated for outdoor wear and offers impact protection via goggles designed with an ANSI-rated, polycarbonate lens with a hard coating.
 
The Vader Combo offers not only maximum splash protection but also anti-fog properties, by protecting the goggles with the company’s N-FOG coating. N-FOG exceeds the European EN 166/168 standard, lasting 15 times longer than the minimum set forth by that standard. If your job includes swinging temperature extremes or any kind of wet or moist conditions, Vader Combo offers protection.
 
Vader Combo is an option for workers in construction, water and sewer work, power washing, concrete work, grinding applications, and more.

Safety Eyewear Provides Anti-fog Protection

Brass Knuckle, a provider of high-quality safety solutions, offers two models of safety eyewear.

Brass Knuckle, a provider of high-quality safety solutions, offers two models of safety eyewear.

Brass Knuckle, a provider of high-quality safety solutions, offers two models of safety eyewear that provide more than typical anti-fog eyewear properties.

The facts: EN166/168 is the only anti-fog standard for protective eyewear; there is no ANSI standard for anti-fog protection. So when you have experienced poor quality anti-fog protection on safety glasses, it is likely they were manufactured with zero adherences to a standard of any kind.

Meet Snap (BKFIX-3100NP) and Mega (BKDST-1030NP). Regardless of whether you have water spray, wastewater, high humidity, or dramatic changes in temperature—these glasses don’t steam up. Snap and Mega are manufactured to exceed anti-fog standard—EN166/168. Both products feature Brass Knuckle’s proprietary N-FOG PLUS lens coating, which delivers anti-fog protection more than 40 times greater than what is required, exceeding the world’s standard by 300 percent.

Snap (BKFIX-3100NP) gives you ultra-light comfort and crisp vision even in the wettest, most humid conditions. With a high-fashion vibe and sporty design, Snap features glossy black temples and a partially rimless design with dynamic green accents on the temples. A soft, flexible PivotEase nosepiece locks Snap into a no-slip position. Brass Knuckle included TempleTouch grip dots on the inside of the temple to maximize wearer comfort, and reduce pinch points behind the ear.

Mega (BKDST-1030NP) features a cushioned foam dust protector designed to help prevent fine particulate matter from falling into or behind the frame and lenses. Its application-specific, interchangeable design allows Mega—with the push of a button—to transition from a snug-fitting dust goggle with adjustable-length temples to a hold-even-tighter dust goggle with a strap. All dust goggles in the Brass Knuckle line meet or exceed the EN166/168 standard for anti-fog performance; however, only the Mega includes N-FOG PLUS anti-fog coating.

In addition to the clear lens, Mega is also available in smoke.

In addition to their anti-fog properties, Snap and Mega include heavy-duty impact, abrasion, and UV-resistance properties (ANSI Z87.1+, EN 166K, EN166N, EN 166UV).

Dual-use Goggles Feature Protection Against Impacts and Splashing

Gateway Safety's Cyclone goggles offer two safety solutions in its versatile product. Users can wear the dual-use goggle as Cyclone Impact, featuring a strong polycarbonate lens surrounded by a sturdy vinyl frame. Users can also add the optional, patented Double-Take inserts.

Gateway Safety’s Cyclone goggles offer two safety solutions in its versatile product. Users can wear the dual-use goggle as Cyclone Impact, featuring a strong polycarbonate lens surrounded by a sturdy vinyl frame. Users can also add the optional, patented Double-Take inserts.

Gateway Safety’s Cyclone goggles offer two safety solutions in its versatile product. Users can wear the dual-use goggle as Cyclone Impact, featuring a strong polycarbonate lens surrounded by a sturdy vinyl frame. Users can also add the optional, patented Double-Take inserts — the secret behind the easy impact-to-splash conversion. When the Double-Take inserts are added at the top and bottom of the goggle frame, Cyclone Impact becomes Cyclone Splash, a highly effective impact-plus-splash goggle. This two-in-one solution offers convenience for workers who require both types of goggles during one day or shift, as well as great savings for employers.

Another Gateway Safety innovation—the patented Whirlwind anti-fog ventilation system—helps prevent or reduce fogging when Cyclone is used as an impact goggle only. According to industry experts, goggles can present a greater concern for fogging than regular safety glasses because their snug fit may reduce ventilation. However, the movement of air within safety eyewear can help to lower the temperature and evaporate humidity, reducing the fogging risk.

The Whirlwind anti-fog system not only reduces the risk of fogging but also improves user comfort. Ten unique, conical air intake chambers open to the user’s brow, and ten additional ventilation ports line the underside of the frame, where secondary air enters the goggle. These openings allow air to enter, which circulates through the inner frame and helps reduce fogging.

Cyclone’s styling and lightweight design encourage compliance, even for those who wear prescription eyewear. An adjustable headband ensures a comfortable yet secure fit. Cyclone safety goggles provide impact protection at all times. Cyclone meets ANSI Z87.1+ and CSA Z94.3 impact standards.

Lens Cleaning Products Maintain Anti-scratch and -fog Coatings

Gateway Safety's Kleen View lens cleaning products

Gateway Safety’s Kleen View lens cleaning products

In most work environments, safety glasses have a way of getting dusty, dirty and smudged. Frequently, employees just use a t-shirt or facial tissue to clean their protective eyewear. There’s a problem with that method of cleaning: The worker is actually wiping off the anti-scratch and anti-fog coatings that were originally applied to the surface of the lens during the manufacturing process.

Gateway Safety has a solution to that problem with its improved line of Kleen View Lens Cleaning products. Kleen View lens cleaning products feature a fast-drying, silicone-free formula that actually includes an anti-fog, anti-static ingredient that helps extend the life of safety glasses. Workers love the functionality of the anti-fog coating and the dust and dirt resistance gained from the anti-static coating, while employers love the cost savings associated with longer-lasting safety products.

Kleen View Lens Cleaning products are safe to use on any Gateway Safety eye- or face-protection product. Kleen View is available as a spray solution packaged with soft, non-abrasive tissues or as convenient single-use towelettes for quick lens cleaning.