Designed to perform in the harshest conditions, Wiley X tactical sunglasses safeguard your eyes from flying debris and harmful UV rays. If you wear prescription, they're also crucial in achieving 20/20 vision to successfully carry out your duties. At SportRx, our expert opticians put Wiley X military glasses to the test and curated our top five picks for clear vision on the battlefield. Join us as we share the best Wiley X tactical sunglasses for your next deployment, patrol, or day at the shooting range.
Table of Contents
A. What to Look for in Wiley X Tactical Sunglasses
B. Best Wiley X Tactical Sunglasses
1. WX Saint
2. WX Saber Advanced + Rx Insert
3. WX PT-1 + Rx Insert
4. WX XL-1
5. WX SG-1
C. Wiley Tactical FAQs
D. Shop Prescription Wiley X Military Sunglasses Online at SportRx
Since 1987, Wiley X has been a leader in ballistic eyewear. Their commitment to safety, innovative design, and clear optics continues to place them as a trusted manufacturer of military-grade eyewear today. Let's review which criteria our opticians used to select today's lineup of the best Wiley X military sunglasses.
All Wiley X tactical sunglasses meet strict military safety standards and have passed V0 ballistic testing. Designed to simulate shrapnel, both the spectacle frame and lenses are tested against high-velocity projectile impacts. This military safety rating is considered MIL-PRF-31013, or by newer naming conventions, MIL-PRF-32432(GL).
Let's take a closer look at which materials Wiley X uses to earn ballistic certification. For the frame, Triloid™ nylon creates a lightweight feel with ultra-durable wear. This tough material can withstand impacts and collisions that you may encounter on the battlefield and is extremely difficult to break.
As for the lenses, shatterproof Selenite™ creates an optically pristine visual experience with impact-resistance. This polycarbonate lens material also uses T-Shell™ coating to resist scratching.
All of today's frames feature 8-base wrap to provide maximum protection against external threats. This wrap around design creates a contoured fit that gives you enhanced coverage with a wide field of vision. Your peripherals will remain unobstructed, so you can perceive oncoming hazards.
Wiley X understands the importance of clear vision to focus on your tasks. Every frame in our lineup of the best Wiley X tactical sunglasses is available with prescription lenses online at sportrx.com.
Let's get into the frames!
Movie fiends may recognize our first frame. Introducing the Wiley X Saint, aka the sunglasses Bradley Cooper wears in American Sniper.
The WX Saint is a full wrap frame that features a semi-rimless design and interchangeable lens system. Select from various lens colors to get the perfect tint in a range of lighting conditions. The semi-rimless design encourages air flow to keep your lenses fog-free, while creating an expansive field of vision. Rubber nose pads and temple tips deliver comfortable grip, and straightback temples provide a seamless fit under helmets.
WX Saint Key Features:
- Member of Wiley X Changeable Series with interchangeable lens system
- Semi-rimless design provides casual look with serious safety
- Featured on Bradley Cooper in American Sniper
- SportRx Frame Width: 130 (What is SFW?)
Our next two frames feature shield designs for unobstructed vision and maximum protection. The Wiley X Saber Advanced + Rx Insert provides excellent peripheral awareness, while meeting your prescription needs. Designed to fit perfectly behind the shield, your Rx insert is tailor-made to your vision needs and stays securely in place. An interchangeable lens system allows you to swap lenses in mere seconds, and each shield features a foam insert to create a comfortable upper seal. Finally, fully adjustable nose pieces and flexible temple tips allow for a custom fit, while the rubber grip keeps your WX Saber Advanced exactly where you want it.
WX Saber Advanced Key Features:
- Interchangeable lenses guarantee the ideal tint for your environment
- Shield lens has upper foam lining for comfort & protection
- Adjustable nose pads & temple tips ensure a custom fit
- Prescription insert fits perfectly behind shield
- SFW: 134
The Wiley X PT-1 sunglasses + Rx insert are another excellent option for those who love the protection of shield designs. These Wiley X military sunglasses use 90-degree Wrapback™ lens technology to eliminate tunnel vision and provide an unobstructed view. A flexible floating nosepiece accommodates a variety of nose shapes and sizes to ensure all-day comfort and fog-free vision. You'll also appreciate the contoured fit that comfortably 'hugs' your head to stay in place, no matter how much you move.
WX PT-1 Key Features:
- Wrapback™ lens technology delivers maximum peripheral vision
- Flexible, floating nose piece provides custom fit & all-day comfort
- Contoured wrap creates extra frame security
- Prescription insert fits perfectly behind shield
- SFW: 136
When no two days look alike, the Wiley X XL-1 can keep up without skipping a beat. This versatile frame has a chameleon-like ability to fit in at any situation or setting. It has a Facial Cavity™ Seal, which blocks dust, dirt, wind, and is easily removed for a more casual look. An optional T-Peg strap attaches mid-temple to convert these ballistic sunglasses to Wiley X tactical goggles. And, despite the full-rim design, the XL-1 has an interchangeable lens system that is simple and reliable to use. However you decide to customize your XL-1 sunglasses, you're guaranteed clear vision and a comfortable fit.
WX XL-1 Key Features:
- Removable Facial Cavity™ Seal blocks airborne elements
- Easy glasses-to-goggles conversion with T-Peg strap
- Interchangeable lens system in a full-rim design
- SFW: 136
If you appreciate the versatile accessories of our previous frame, you'll also enjoy the customizable wear in the Wiley X SG-1. These Wiley X tactical goggles feature a unique temple system that allows you to easily go from glasses to goggles in no time. Simply remove both temples, then attach the included elastic strap, and you'll have maximum frame staying power. The WX SG-1 also has an interchangeable lens system and removable Facial Cavity™ Seal, so you can adjust the tint and level of protection.
Before wrapping things up, we have to highlight a special fact about the last frame in our list of the best Wiley X military sunglasses. The WX SG-1 is THE #1 Wiley X best seller! It's been that way for years and shows no signs of slowing down. If you're looking for a tried-and-true military-grade frame, the SG-1 is up for action.
WX SG-1 Key Features:
- #1 Wiley X best seller!
- Glasses-to-goggles conversion with full elastic strap
- Removable Facial Cavity™ Seal & interchangeable lenses for versatility
- SFW: 144
Check out some of our most frequently asked questions and opticians' answers!
What is the Wiley X V0 Ballistics Test?
Wiley X follows strict V0 ballistic testing by firing a 0.15 caliber projectile traveling at 640–660 fps towards a spectacle frame and lens. For a goggle frame and a lens, this test is performed with a 0.22 caliber projectile traveling at 550–560 fps.
Is All Wiley X Military Eyewear Available with Prescription?
No, not all Wiley X military eyewear is available with prescription. There are some Wiley X tactical goggles and spectacle models that do not take Rx lenses. However, at SportRx, we carry a curated collection of Wiley X tactical eyewear, all of which are Rx-able. Discover our offering of Wiley X military sunglasses for Rx-friendly, ballistic-rated eyewear.
Can I Buy a Replacement Facial Cavity™ Seal Once Mine Is Old?
Yes. You can buy replacement Facial Cavity™ Seals online through Wiley X. We love this replaceable feature since it keeps you in the frames you love — longer.
Can I Wear Wiley X Tactical Sunglasses Even If I'm Not in the Armed Forces?
Yes. Anyone is welcome to wear Wiley X tactical sunglasses. Whether you're looking for extra protection for a DIY home renovation, or simply like their frame designs, Wiley X military sunglasses promise clear vision in any situation.
We hope today’s blog has helped you discover five reliable options for Wiley X military sunglasses. If you need prescription, we’ve got you covered. When you shop with SportRx, you’ll find video guides and tool tips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with a WX expert, contact us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your Wiley X tactical sunglasses to meet your vision needs.
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