Not only is it a leading company in firearms optics, Leupold has debuted a new line of performance eyewear with five models available to consumers early this year. With 113 years of optics manufacturing expertise, this new line of eyewear is designed, machined and assembled in the United States.
Models include the Katmai, Becnara, Packout, Switchback and Tracer. Each is made from lightweight, ballistic-rated materials and ships with scratch-resistant polarized lenses, while three of the five styles—the Packout, Switchback and Tracer—meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1 high-velocity impact standards for eye protection.
All five pairs have their own unique style, too. A good choice for any adventurer, the Katmai is lightweight, rugged and clear. Meanwhile, the Becnara is nice for everyday use as it is polaized, rugged and clear. As for the Packout and Switchback designs, they are suitable for any shooter or hunter, and pair proven optical clarity with a ANSI Z87.1 high-velocity impact protection rating. Lastly, the Tracer combines that same ANSI Z87.1 high-velocity impact protection, including an additional pair of clear and yellow interchangeable lenses making it a match for all shooters.
“We designed the performance eyewear line for every possibility," said Zach Bird, Product Line Manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. "Whether you’re on the range each weekend, hiking a ridge looking for a trophy bull, or just driving to work every day, our performance eyewear line has something for you—and every model is designed, machined and assembled right here in the USA.”
All five styles share features including in-fused polarized lenses, eliminating glare and keeping your eyes fresh no matter where you may be. Additionally, Leupold’s Guard-ion hydrophobic coating sheds dirt, waterand fingerprints for a clear, crisp image, while Diamondcoat-hardened lenses reduce surface scratches. A no-slip bridge design provides all-day comfort with soft-touch rubber bridge pads and Daylight Max technology provides complete UV protection.
Tim Lesser, Vice President of Product Development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. stated, “Our products outperform the competition under the harshest conditions, without fail. Now, with the Performance Eyewear line, we're applying that same expertise to a new line of optics, so you can experience Leupold's rugged clarity every day.”