The Edge Hamel delivers military-grade ballistic protection in an uncompromising package. These tactical shooting glasses drop big features at a small price. From the anti-scratch coating to its permanent anti-fog technology (that actually works), the Hamel is one pair of tactical sunglasses that won’t disappoint. Are you on the lookout for a pair of shooting glasses or Z87 sunglasses that you’ll want to wear every day? The Edge Hamel is your solution. From its comfortable frames, made of a flexible and equally durable nylon composite, to its available G-15 lenses, the Hamel is made to protect your eyesight when most at risk–all while delivering everyday performance. The lenses block 99.9% of UVA, UVB and UVC rays, the thin temples mean comfort when wearing ear protection or helmets and thermoplastic rubber (TPR) details on the nosepiece help them stay on your face when lesser glasses would slip. For tactical shooting glasses that can pull double-duty as your new favorite pair of sunglasses, the Edge Hamel is the common-sense answer.
Frame Measurements: Width of Lens 66 mm, Width Between Lens 12 mm, Width of Temple 140 mm
Glasses certified to this Military Standard are often nicknamed “Ballistic Rated” because of the extreme velocity of impact tests performed against the lens in addition to the peripheral tests of ISEA/ ANSI-Z87.1+
POLARIZED FILTER LENS
When light strikes a horizontal, reflective surface, such as water, snow or a vehicle’s hood, it bounces off horizontally. Polarized lenses arrange the light entering the glasses in a vertical manner, while absorbing excess glare-causing horizontal rays.
The world’s first “Military Grade” Anti-Fog which is completely resistant to humidity, steam, fog and condensation in the most extreme conditions and temperatures. The result? Clear, pristine vision.
All of our lenses are made of shatter-resistant polycarbonate. This material is lightweight, blocks 99.9% of UV radiation and defends against projectiles or blunt forces with its natural strength. Our lenses are always designed with the strict safety standards of ANSI, or the stringent MCEPS military requirements, in mind to bring you total peace of mind.
Polarized lenses block glare from reflective surfaces like water, snow, concrete and glass. Plus, they help to improve definition in bright conditions. If you spend a lot of time working or playing outdoors, polarized lenses are a worthy upgrade. Edge created the world’s first safety-rated polarized lenses in 1998.
Mirrored lenses employ anti-reflective ions to block harsh rays. These types of lenses solve a long-fought sunglass challenge: How to block harsh sunlight while retaining clear definition? Mirrored lenses offer unsurpassed visual clarity in bright conditions. They’re a good choice if you spend time in bright outdoor conditions.
Vapor Shield Anti-Fog
We developed a permanent anti-fog technology in 1993 and named it Vapor Shield. Unlike other temporary fog proof coatings on the market, it’s infused into the lenses during the manufacturing process. The result is a permanent solution for stopping the buildup of fog-causing water vapor on the surface of the lenses.
If you work in environments with continually-changing light, glasses with photochromic lenses may be your new best friend. Our photochromic lenses transition from 22% light transmittance when in bright, outdoor conditions to 87% when in dark environments. Whether on the weekday or the weekend, our photochromic-equipped sunglasses work double time.
What is a G-15 lens? The “G” indicates a green tint. The “15” denotes the amount of visible light transmittance allowed through the lens. So, a G-15 lens is a green-tinted lens that blocks 85% of light. While G-15 was originally developed for pilots during World War II, the high contrast range of view they deliver, especially against the backdrop of a blue sky, performs from the shooting range to the sunny jobsite.
Our Tiger’s Eye lenses filter out low levels of blue light, reducing eye strain. This amber-colored lens used on our lineup of tactical eyewear increases depth perception, contrast and color definition. It was developed in-house for operators who require clear vision and corrected optics in the most harsh light conditions.
You know what’s great? Being able to change lenses to accommodate different lighting conditions or to give your glasses a refresh. Our interchangeable kits come with anti-fog clear lenses, as well as a variety of sun-shading options, depending on the package. Either way, you’ll be ready for any conditions with our interchangeable-compatible frames.
Our thin temples integrate comfortably with helmets, hats or hearing protection. By reducing unnecessary bulk in the cross section of the temple, we’ve created a more comfortable pair of eyewear. Eye protection shouldn’t be a burden. And with our thin temple technology, it isn’t.
Thermoplastic rubber (TPR), or MEGOL, is a composite that becomes tacky when exposed to moisture. We strategically place MEGOL details in our frames so they don’t slip around when you’re hard at work. You’ll find these details on the nose pieces or temple tips of our frames.
If you require more room between the temple pieces, our XL fit frames may be just the solution. These provide a roomier fit for larger head shapes. And they come with all the same frame technologies as their smaller-width counterparts.