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New Wiley X Sunglasses in Realtree Xtra Camo -- From Battlefields to the Backwoods


Born on the battlefield in 1987, Wiley X, Inc. began its quest to become a world leader in the research, development and marketing of protective eyewear and gloves for military, law enforcement and civilian markets. To this day, Wiley X remains a standard-issue item with U.S. Armed Forces and elite Special Forces units. Wiley X’s success quickly escalated when commercial markets that rely on impact resistance began to reach out to Wiley X’s due to its impressive reputation within the military and law enforcement markets. These commercial markets included sport hunting and shooting, motorcycle riding, fishing, hiking, biking and various extreme sports.


Wiley X continues to set the benchmark for safety, style, and utility in the premium performance sunglass category by absolutely insisting that all premium eyewear products meet the ANSI Z87.1 safety standard for High Velocity / High Mass Impact. Furthermore, many models also meet various MIL-SPEC ballistic military standards for both goggles and spectacles. Today, this very same ballistic technology worn on the battlefield is available to many civilian markets.


Fusing fashion with function and durability, Wiley X eyewear and gloves are ideal for weekend warriors or those who live an active lifestyle, which is where Realtree comes in.


Wiley X, Inc. has just introduced Realtree Xtra options for two of its most popular styles. 

The Realtree Xtra pattern blends perfectly year around in a variety of habitats making it the logical choice to incorporate into our models and to offer to sportsmen all around the globe,” Ray T. Hill IV, director of corporate accounts and outdoor sales for Wiley X, said.  


Wiley X breaths ‘Absolute. Premium. Protection.’ being the only premium sunglass manufacturer in the world whose entire line of sunwear exceeds OSHA occupational safety standards and is ANSI Z87.1 safety rated.  This dedication to quality and safety, with Wiley X’s military heritage, helps keep outdoor enthusiasts safe while they pursue their passions in the great outdoors.


New for 2016, Wiley X has added a Realtree Xtra patterned frame to its popular WX REBEL and WX VALOR models.  Both models exceed stringent ANSI Z87.1 testing for frames and lenses, offering High Mass and High Velocity Impact Safety protection as well as Optical standards for optimal vision and performance.  In fact, the WX VALOR even goes further by exceeding the military’s MIL-PRF-32432(GL) ballistic impact standards. 


Both Models feature Wiley X’s T-Shell™ scratch-resistant Selenite™ polycarbonate lenses with the WX REBEL offering Wiley X’s Filter 8™ Polarized Smoke Green Lens and the WX VALOR coming with Smoke Grey lenses that provide the convenience to easily switch lenses, in the field, on the job or in the great outdoors. Both models are prescription-ready and include a hard case, strap and cleaning cloth in addition to a Limited Lifetime Warranty.


For more information, visit www.wileyx.com or contact Ray T. Hill IV at (800) 776-7842.