Try the ESS line of products; we've even gone as far as banning the current issue of Oakley goggles within tactical and public order management units (riot). ESS wins hands down for their safety standards, ballistic protection and comfort. Soon there will be paperwork in getting rid of most of the sunglasses currently on issue
22.2, I have the wiley xl1 and really like them. They are much better than my oakleys. There is a pretty in depth review of the sawflys on military morons. They look like pretty good value for money to me. I think they have been issued to the royal marines in afghanistan.
I tried the wiley x's..they scratched like sh*^
..however my Oakleys were just perfect...and the goggles I bought(I have both the Wisdom and A-frame) were just fine..
I would x2 the ESS stuff..IMO almost as good as the oakleys..
i got Rommer II they are pretty good i like mine ... but i also got issued some oakleys and they are decent too... so its all up to personal preferance... buying sunglasses is like buying underware its personal preferance.
I currently use the ESS ICE 2.4 for my eye protection needs and they work well.
I picked up a pair of those recently for range use and whatnot. I'm very happy with them. Lenses snap in very snuggly. Everything seems very well constructed. I haven't swapped the lenses out much yet so I don't know how tight things will fit over time.
I've had a pair of the roamer 2's for around a year. the lense coating was very soft and didn't take much to scratch them. I have ordered a new lense set as the new lense coating is a lot harder. i find they are very comfortable to wear for long periods, and being ablt to swap out the lenses is good.
I plan to enlist next year in the Australian Army, and have been concerned about what choice in eye protection i should make. I wear prescription glasses for my short-sightedness, and need a frame that will accept prescription lenses and provide a high level of protection as well. My second concern is whether I need a 'sport' strap, im just insecure if it will stay on my head during rougher moments (as i do plan to wear it also for sport). I was mainly considering the Oakley Half Jacket, but i wasn't too sure since it did not have the capacity for a strap, and was beginning to look into Wiley X products (but i don't think they ship the custom prescription to Australia). With many on this forum having first hand accounts and experience, a contribution to this thread would help me in a decision.
They are not as "cool" as all the crap the kids are buying today but they are about as safe as you can get.
Not that that helps you...(I am sure you do not have Sam's Clubs down there)
79.99 total for lens and frames any tint color (including hi-viz yellow) all you need to do is take in a prescription...getting an eye exam there costs a bit more.
They also come with side protection clip ons which is great if you work on a job that requires them but not of much value if you are simply using them to shoot...though I suppose they could add some safety if you are at a full blown range with guys on either side of you.