Testimonials

  • Wiley x sunglasses saved me from being injured no doubt

    by User Not Found | Sep 01, 2008
    tac_sept2008_p-17Im a Sgt. with the Florence Police Dept. Florence, Al. I was struck in the right eye by brass being extracted by a long gun while training. I had on Wiley x sunglasses and they saved me from being injured no doubt. Love your product. Thanks.




  • The G-Eye is the best ballistic eyewear I have every used

    by User Not Found | Jul 01, 2008
    tac_july2008_CHGEY1The G-Eye is the best ballistic eyewear I have every used. Crystal clear FOV (field of vision) for 180%. The G-eye provides unmatched sight-lineament and sight picture for downrange accuracy. The G-Eye’s ability to resist scratches and smudges while at the same time providing comfort and unparalleled protection makes the G-Eye the best Ballistic eye wear n the market.

    TSgt Alverson


  • These are without a doubt the toughest gloves I have worn

    by User Not Found | Jul 01, 2008
    tac_july2008_G2302XThese are, without a doubt the toughest gloves I have worn. I have been on approximately 30 narcotics warrants with these and 10 or so SWAT practices and they have really held together. In the heat down here, it is easy for gloves to become saturated with sweat and then hard. Once they get hard they seem to break down pretty quickly. My Wiley X gloves have really held up and are still going. 

    Officer James E. Henderson, Garland Police Department


  • Thank you for such tremendous products

    by User Not Found | Apr 01, 2008
    tac_april2008_G232LAI would just like to spend some time to thank you for such tremendous products. Currently I am stationed in Iraq and me and my squad use your products all the time. From eyewear to gloves, I have to say that WileyX is above the rest. Thank you for your time and support.

    SSG Chris



  • I personally saw where the ballistics properties of these glasses saved a soldier’s eyes during an IED blast

    by User Not Found | Apr 01, 2008
    tac_april2008_70I am writing to tell you about the great success that my Wiley X goggles provided me in Iraq. I started serving in Iraq in late 2003 to 2005. I first used various types of glasses and goggles in the desert during combat operations. My operations took me in and out of armored vehicles and Blackhawk helicopters almost every day. I finally traded some of my personal stuff for a pair of Wiley X glasses. It was a dream come true. I used these every day. These glasses did not fog up in the HMMWV’s and in the helos when the temperature got above 100 degrees. They were comfortable and were easy to take on and off with a Kevlar helmet. You even get a great storage case with the product. As I provided personal security for top level dignitaries in Iraq from U.S. Congressmen to Prime Ministers and top level military generals, I was always on the move in and out of buildings, up armored vehicles and helos. These glasses also never got scratched even as many times as I dropped them in helos and vehicles. I started getting these for all my soldiers. I personally saw where the ballistics properties of these glasses saved a soldier’s eyes during an IED blast. I continued to use this one pair of Wily X glasses for a year after my deployment to Iraq. I loved these glasses. They were a dream. I have since lost my pair of glasses while I was boating on the lake. I even wear them wakeboarding! 

    Anyway, I tried on your glasses at the conference and they are even more comfortable that I even imagined. You have improved them even today!

    What would it take to get your best pair of glasses again to make my life complete and again live the dream? Thanks.

     LTC Doug
  • Thank you for your product, it saved my hand and allowed me to continue the fight over here

    by User Not Found | Nov 01, 2007
    tac_nov2007_soldiertac_nov2007_G232LADear Wiley X, I am currently deployed to Iraq. During a fire fight I was wounded, getting shot in the hand by an AK-47 round. Thankfully I was wearing your CAG-1 gloves. After the mission I was rushed to the hospital. The doctor told me that if I had not been wearing your gloves that I would have lost my whole hand when instead I just got tissue and ligament damage. Thank you for your product, it saved my hand and allowed me to (after a large amount of healing time) continue the fight over here. Thank you again

    Andy
  • There was no other eyewear to trust but my Wiley-Xs

    by User Not Found | Nov 01, 2007
    tac_nov2007_70I deployed for a second tour of duty to Afghanistan. Most of my military gear was issued by the US Army, with the exception of protective eye gear as they had ran out by the time I arrived in country. I went to the BX and bought myself a pair of Wiley-X protective gear. This was the best investment I had made in a long time. I wore the sunglasses everyday for over a year. The clarity, the looks and the quality of the eyeglasses were the best I had experienced in years. Without going into any particular details of my missions, the eyewear accompanied me to every mission I was responsible for. The eyewear performed with no flaws or issues. I returned to the US and found myself yet, on another deployment, this time to central Europe were some of the terrain and weather demanded the same level of eye protection from the inclement weather I experienced and got used to in Afghanistan. There was no other eyewear to trust but my Wiley-Xs.
  • Thank you and keep producing your great gear

    by User Not Found | Sep 01, 2007
    tac_sept2007_xl1I and my unit were attempting to apprehend a felon. He hit me in his stolen van. When I was stuck I was wearing the XL-1s, I suffered among other things multiple fractures on my head including a broken orbit, top and bottom on my right eye. When I came out of my coma my partner gave me some of my personal belongings which included your glasses. They were still covered in blood, when I washed then in the sink they had a gouge in the right glass. I think that they saved my eye. Now with the light adjusting lens I wear them all the time. So again thank you and keep producing your great gear.

    Jeffrey, Police Department Crime Reduction Unit
  • I thought it was my duty, on behalf of these policemen and the disaster victims and Japan, to send you a big THANK YOU!!!

    by User Not Found | Aug 01, 2007
    tac_aug2007_71I received a phone call from the police officers in charge of the Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake’s affected area. They said that they'd purchased your SG-1’s through us and their officers have been wearing them since immediately after the earthquake hit, going out to rescue people. These men and women are working very hard to save lives and maintain order at the site, in the terrible wreckage of collapsed buildings and thick cloud of dust. They went out of their way to call me to thank us, because the SG-1’s helped them keep clear a view to discover the residents crying for help and also it helped to protect their eyes from the dangerous debris. So I thought it was my duty, on behalf of these policemen and the disaster victims and Japan, to send you a big THANK YOU!!!
  • Your gloves saved my life twice in the same day

    by User Not Found | Aug 01, 2007
    tac_aug2007_G231LAYour gloves saved my life twice in the same day. I had some COYOTE CAG-1s that I'd bought before a mission in Afghanistan and didn't think much of it. Long story short I ended up climbing down 2,200ft down a 9,000ft mountain at around a 60-80 degree grade with no rope or climbing gear and around 100lbs of tactical stuff. I ended up in a free slide and stopped about a foot from a 300ft drop. Only ONE of the 10 finger tips was torn off and I was clawing my way into that rock as best I could and was probably going a good 10mph at one point. It was so close I couldn't move or I'd have fallen and gone splat. Teammates had to drag my butt to safety with a human chain. Later I grabbed the wrong tree and did a flailing cartwheel into nothingness. Again I managed to snag onto a ledge in a free fall and even though I totally jacked my shoulder my hands stayed intact enough to maintain my grip and not fall. To add insult to injury a rock the size of my head flew by and tore my Wiley X protective goggles right off my face but left me without a scratch. Total wear on the gloves was 3 torn seams, one missing finger tip and a hole in the palm of one…Impressive gear!
  • Your product kept the small pieces of shrapnel out of my eye as well as deflecting a larger piece

    by User Not Found | Jun 24, 2007
    tac_sept2007_71tac_sept2007_sg1I wanted to share an experience that I had here in Iraq and why I am a loyal Wiley X customer from now on. On September 26th, I was on a routine patrol in West Rashid, when my HMMWV was attacked by insurgents who initiated an Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) at us. My vehicle was hit very badly (eventually totaled) and all 5 occupants suffered injuries. I got pieces of shrapnel in my face and neck. The picture may not do the SG-1’s justice, but the right lens did exactly what your folks designed it to do. Your product kept the small pieces of shrapnel out of my eye as well as deflecting a larger piece. Either of which would have resulted in my story being very different as I write to you today with full use of my sight. Please pass this onto the great folks at Wiley X. I want them to know that the work they do is very, very important to soldiers everywhere and now extra special for me. Thanks a million!!!!!

    MAJ WILLIAM L. (Airborne)
  • There were no limitations provided by the knuckle protectors

    by User Not Found | May 01, 2007
    tac_may2007_soldierI was able to try out the Wiley X nomex gloves (CAG-1) during a series of training exercises while operating in Camp Williams, Utah. The training was over the course of several days and involved CSAR and Fast Rope training.

    The two unique features to these gloves that appealed to me most, prior to even wearing them, was the short/wrist length and the knuckle protectors. I am accustomed to using the nomex gloves and these gloves had the typical feel of nomex but they did not have the full length that often gets looses around the wrist and interferes with finger dexterity. I could tell that the ability to tighten around the wrist with the same leather palm was going to be a great added feature. I especially liked the knuckle protector. Some gloves use padding, however, the plastic knuckle protectors looked solid.

    As in all CSAR operations in a helo, a lot of time is spent on the cold floor of the A/C. Either sitting or kneeling, or leaning out of the bird can lead to your hands getting cold, or you knees getting sore. The gloves worked great and I often found myself leaning on my knuckle to get up and down as I moved around the A/C. I wondered if I the knuckle protectors would get in the way if I had to fast rope in to reach any potential survivors in a ‘No Land’ Helo scenario.

    tac_may2007_G232LAI was happy to see that the gloves fit snugly underneath my fast rope gloves (white leather work gloves) and did not impede my abilities in any manner. 

    CONCLUSION: There were no limitations provided by the knuckle protectors, in fact, I truly like them and feel they are an excellent edition to a classic NOMEX design. I really like the wrist length glove, especially because I often find myself taking my gloves on and off frequently coupled with the desire for a snug fitting pair of gloves. Sincerely,

    A 19th Special Forces Group Operator
  • Before 2004 I never would wear a pair of sunglasses

    by User Not Found | May 01, 2007
    tac_may2007_PT-1SCLBefore 2004 I never would wear a pair of sunglasses. Then the Army gave me my first pair of Wiley X sunglasses. Wiley X is not just a pair of sunglasses it’s a lifestyle. I really felt that every pair was made just for me, by people that cared about my safety. As long as Wiley X is in business the others don't stand a chance at making it. Thank You and Everybody at Wiley X for doing such a great job for us. 

    SPC Christopher D.


  • The PT-1s are superior to any other system I have used and will never wear anything else

    by User Not Found | May 01, 2007
    tac_may2007_PT-1SCLtac_may2007_cag1I had the PT-1 glasses on for about 5 hours straight. I have worn several well known shooting glasses and found the PT-1 glasses the most comfortable I have ever worn. I found that the PT-1 glasses offer superior eye protection coupled with comfort and flexibility that goes along with the interchangeable lens system. The PT-1s provided me the eye protection I needed and providing me a crystal clear view through the sight of my M4 without failure. I can say this with all sincerity, the PT-1s are superior to any other system I have used and will never wear anything else.

    The gloves, hands down, are far and away better than other top brands. The design, material, fit, and function surpass the other popular two models available. I have been passing the CAG gloves around the Team, and there is a consensus that the Wiley X CAG gloves are the best available.

    PO Aaron R. Springer
  • The Wiley X PT-1s pretty much saved his eyes, which he is very happy about

    by User Not Found | Dec 01, 2006
    tac_dec2006_PT-1SCLWhile in Baghdad we were hit by an EFP. Our gunner took shrapnel in the arm and face. The concussion of the explosion was strong enough to break his orbital eye socket. One piece of shrapnel penetrated the PT-1 lens but not all the way through. The Wiley X PT-1s pretty much saved his eyes, which he is very happy about. Thanks

    Rob Rumfelt IPLO


  • When the front tire hit the dirt mound, "boom", we hit a pressure plate bomb

    by User Not Found | Nov 01, 2006
    tac_nov2006_humtac_nov2006_510On November 15th at approximately 0930 hrs, we answered a call on a reported PIED (possible improvised explosive device), in our sector of Fallujah Iraq. We combed the reported location in search of any thing unusual. Everything seemed normal, garbage every where. After an intersection, approximately 100 meters on the left lane, I noticed dirt mounds across the road, not to unusual for these are found every where. I saw tire tracks across the dirt and since I had to continue in the direction, followed the tracks. I looked at my watch, it was 10:22 Am., at the same time when the front tire hit the dirt mound, "boom", we hit a pressure plate bomb. The plate was rigged for a heavier weight than the average car; our vehicles weight around 4 tons. Debris and smoke filled the truck, my hand radio was in the vehicles visor, and it flew directly into my face, deflected by my Wiley X JP-2's. Some thing else hit the glasses, don't know what except that they where scuffed. As I exited the vehicle I could not put weight on my right leg, I was taken to the safety of the other vehicle as we waited for back-up units and a tow truck. The other 2 crew members suffered minor hearing problems as did I, one crew member; my gunner had a few scratches. Our vehicle was up-armored which no doubt saved all our lives.
  • I would have to say that the WileyX glasses definitely saved my eyes

    by User Not Found | Oct 01, 2006
    tac_oct2006_sg1I would have to say that the WileyX glasses definitely saved my eyes. I had shrapnel in my arm and face but the glasses protected my eyes...I swear by the product (SG-1) and still wear them today. Take care,

    Mike



  • Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your product

    by User Not Found | Oct 01, 2006
    tac_oct2006_hummertac_oct2006_71I work as an independent contractor and have been in Iraq for the past 2+ years. One of the first items I bought before coming here was a pair of SG-1's. These were the second most expensive sunglasses that I ever bought, but thought that the extra protection they provided may prove useful. Last November 14th, 2005, my vehicle was hit with an IED. Being seated behind the driver in a shooter roll I did not have anything between my eyes and the blast (which was approximately 20 feet away) except your SG-1's. While suffering moderate injuries, including burns and shrapnel to my entire face, I was pleased to see that I had white rings around my eyes from where your SG-1's absorbed the force of the blast--saving my eyes. While in the hospital in Balad Iraq, I was asked if the staff could take a picture of my injuries to show what wearing proper eye protection could do. I was more than happy to have that picture taken, hoping that it could save more people from the injuries I would have received if not for your product. It was far and away the best money that I ever spent and upon returning to Iraq, my first purchase was another pair of SG-1's. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your product. Sincerely, 

    Jim
  • What great eyewear your company produces for soldiers

    by User Not Found | Sep 01, 2006
    tac_sept2006_746I would like people to here what great eyewear your company produces for soldiers on the battlefield. I strongly recommend any of your products. Your product (INK) has saved and protected my vision and without it I could have lost my vision. Thanks for keeping me in the fight and making a great product.

    CPL. RUIZ, SHANE


  • I think you saved my son's sight

    by User Not Found | Sep 01, 2006
    tac_sept2006_sg1I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your efforts. I think you saved my son's sight. My son was on a Marine operation near Baghdad on Sunday when the Humvee he was riding in took a direct hit from a very large missile or shell, used as an IED, on the roadside. The shell hit the Humvee from the right and underneath and created incredible havoc inside the vehicle. When he was able to talk to us, my son told us about his equipment. He said they think the IED was one of the biggest that the enemy has. The velocity of the shrapnel inside the Humvee was so great that holes were made right through the solid, bullet-proof, windshield. Yet, my son's eyes were saved by the Wiley X sunglasses he was wearing (SG-1). These sunglasses were issued by the military and were specially designed to be "ballistic" (I don't know what that means). The lens completely disintegrated into nothing, due to the force of the blast, but my son's eyes were unhurt. He is very grateful for that. It is not often given to us to know the good that I believe we do for others. Usually, we do a kind deed and pass on, hoping that we made a small difference and that world is just a little bit better for our efforts. What you do for our combat troops is altogether different. I hope you will take a moment today and realize that because of your work, some of our most beloved sons are alive and returned to us with their vision intact. As one of the families affected, I can tell you that you will have our everlasting gratitude. Sincerely,

    A Marine Corp Mom
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