The Ultimate Tacti-cool Glasses

You only get one pair of eyes in life and many shooters struggle finding the proper eye protection. Let’s be real here, we all want to protect our eyes but we want to look cool doing it. I always struggled finding the proper eye protection. I need my eyewear to provide comfort and functionality. I want it to look good doing it.

Glasses can be uncomfortable when under a set of shooting muffs.  When you find comfortable glasses, they normally often use very cheap materials.

Gatorz bridges the gaps between functionality, comfort, protection, and looking good. Offering fully adjustable, aluminum frames with a variety of lenses.  These glasses work and look great.

The Gatorz Brand

The Gatorz brand emerged in 1989 under one principle. Create something as bold and unique as the people who would wear them, the elite. This new type of eyewear was designed and engineered to hit the trifecta of fit, form, and function. Proudly made in the USA for nearly 30 years now.

Gatorz sunglasses, with their signature aluminum frame, maintain a reputation for exceptional performance in any situation from the extreme to the everyday.

Unlike typical plastic sunglasses, the thin, lightweight frames easily fit under the helmet of athletes, motorcycle riders, sky divers, and even navy seals and elite operators. They provided full coverage from wind, dust, and debris while looking just as badass as the people wearing them.


Every pair of Gatorz comes with a lifetime warranty against any manufacturer’s defects for the life of the product.  They will repair or replace your glasses without hassle. The company even offers a 90-day hassle free return policy. Any pair of glasses can be returned within 90 days for a full refund. Gatorz proudly offers a 25% off discount for all military and first responders, including all veterans and retired professionals.

Lens Technology

Gatorz utilizes an advanced injection molding process, with high optical grade polycarbonate materials. Every pair of Gatorz lenses are crafted with unmatched optical standards that exceed global sunglass standards.

TruRay optics represent years of research and development on lens color, tints, and light transmissions. Carefully formulated by the Gatorz team to optimize visual performance for various activities, by carefully adjusting the color wavelengths desired to give the highest definition possible.

Multi-layer Coatings provide a highly durable scratch resistant coating that makes Gatorz lenses 5x stronger and more scratch resistant than the competition. Some models offer anti-fog coating providing you with unrestricted vision under any condition. The anti-fog coating worked great out at an event I attended in Arkansas a few months back.  It was about 95 degrees outside with 110% humidity.  Everyone on the range was having issues with their glasses fogging up except me. My Gatorz stayed clear while protecting my eyes and looking great the entire time.

These lenses provide maximum protection for your eyes by blocking out harmful UV rays. Unlike lenses with a UV coating, these are built with the technology inside the lens itself. This ensures consistent protection over the life of the lens. If you prefer polarized lenses Gatorz has you covered as well. Using the latest in film technology by fusing the polarization film inside the lens. This creates a polarization that will never wear off like lenses with an exterior coating.

Standard Impact Resistance

Unlike traditional sunglass lenses, Gatorz are made from high quality, ballistic grade polycarbonate. Giving them unparalleled impact resistance. Every pair of Gatorz glasses exceed global impact resistance standards. The ANSI Z87+ line the glasses meet and exceed US safety ballistic standards, giving you the ultimate protection against impacts. The ANSI rated products can withstand impacts from projectiles at speeds of up to 250 feet per second.

Personally, I have not worn another brand of sunglasses since I wore my first pair of Gatorz about a year ago. Whether you’re jumping out of a plane, breaching a building, engaged in battle, driving around town, or at the range, the Gatorz brand has earned its tried-and-true status among those who demand the best. these sunglasses are up to every challenge.

Andy Grossman
Andy is a content creator and photographer for Athlon Outdoors. A certified NRA Instructor since 2008, he has taught concealed weapons courses and firearms safety courses in Michigan. Through photography and writing, Andy tests and reviews the latest guns and gear with the goal to bring an unbiased opinion to the reader on some of the industry’s most popular products. You can find more of his work at or follow him on Instagram @detailedimagesphoto