Edge has cornered the market on making industrial safety glasses that are also good-looking tactical and fashion glasses. They’re tested to be in compliance with ANSI Z87.1+2010 and MCEPS GL-PD 10-12 (that’s a lot of numbers). What it means is that the glasses must be able to survive a 17.6-ounce spike dropped 50 inches; a 1.56-ounce weighted needle dropped 50 inches; a .25inch steel ball traveling at 150 fps; and a shotgun blast from 33 feet.
The Hamel is made from a nylon frame with soft temple tips for comfort (and they are extremely comfortable) and flat so they don’t interfere with ear protection. The frames have sleek lines that are good looking and give them a trendy appearance. The model tested had polarized copper lenses that block out 92 percent of light and 99.9 percent of UV A, B and C. Good looking and tough as nails. (Kind of like a certain editor we know ... .)