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.