First Look: Gatorz Eyewear Ballistic-Rated Wraptor Frames

Gatorz Eyewear is expanding its protective eyewear options for gun owners.

posted on March 10, 2022
Gatorz ballistic eyewear

Keeping your eyes safe from harm is vitally important, no matter if you at the ranges or out in the field, not all eyewear lenses are created equally tough. Some may look great, but don’t offer protection from ricochets and other hazards that might injure your eyes.

The Wraptor frame from Gatorz Eyewear features a wrap-style fit with full eye protection, making it a popular choice for anyone looking for a close fitting, and comfortable frame. Gatorz frames are American-made and backed by a lifetime frame warranty. They are built from lightweight, durable, aircraft-grade billet 7075-T6 aluminum and are designed to provide excellent coverage. Both the frame and the nosepiece fully adjust to you, rather than the other way around.

The new Wraptor ANSI/MILSPEC eyewear is built to survive impact testing from two shots from a .15-caliber projectile traveling between 700-725 fps, without cracking, shattering, or dislodging, making it well suited for all protective eyewear needs. The lenses also offer an anti-fog coating, as well as a hydro-oleophobic coating for oil and grease repellant and UV 400 protection from the harsh rays of the sun.

The Wraptor frame joins other products the Gatorz Eyewear lineup of ballistic frames that includes the original Magnum frame, Delta frame, and Specter frame. Various combinations are also available by combining different frame and lens selections, with most of the eyewear choices being in compliant for ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 standard and/or mil-spec Ballistic rated eyewear with fragmentation protection.

Lens options for the Gatorz' ballistic lineup range from smoked, inferno (photochromic) or clear lenses. Some limited edition eyewear is also available, as is the Specter frame in Cerakote Gunmetal, OD Green, or tan frames with smoked lenses. The new Wraptor ANSI/MILSPEC protective eyewear is available in black frames with options of smoked, inferno (photochromic) or clear lenses.

MSRP for the Wraptor ANSI/MILSPEC frame starts at $240.00, and more information on this product and other items from Gatorz Eyewear is available at


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