Wiley-X Climate Control
I just got a bunch of Wiley's newest Climate Control frames and I have to tell you I am THRILLED.
I always loved my Wileys because they have a terrific wrap style and a really nice polarized lens but with my old JP3P the foam lining was thin, uncomfortable and made me sweat. I ran out of Wileys and never bothered re-ordering even when they came out with the newer Climate Control ones. I finally got around to checking out their new stuff and I am so pleased I did.
The foam gasket is really very good - better than it looked in photos, I can tell you that much, and a much bigger improvement over the old ones than I expected. It's very similar to the Panoptx in concept (vented foam) and most of the frames I tried fit quite snugly to my face. I tried Blink, Air Rage, Ink, Brick, and Top Jimmie. I liked them all but Brick and Blink were definitely the best for me.
I'm not saying these trump Panoptx by any means... Panoptx' frames have more styling and the foam is superior. But tor those of you who have been hoping for a lower priced alternative to Panoptx (but better than Onion Goggles ) .... Well, this is a GREAT step in the right direction IMHO. Price ranges from $80 to $135 (no prescription). I have them in the Shop but pretty barebones at the moment - no detailed descriptions, and lousy pix that really do not do them justice. I hope to get this all completed especially how the frames compare in the next couple of days. You can get more detail at www.wileyx.com meantime. I'm going to be stocking three styles of most of them - one with a low-priced lens, one with a light-adjusting lens for use at work/home, and one with a polarized lens for outdoors.
The Dry Eye Zone