Saturday, October 22, 2011

Survival Gear Bargains - Advanced Eye Protection - Advancer V12 Goggles

Quality survival gear can be expensive. If you keep a sharp eye out for bargains, sometimes you get really lucky. Here is a piece of survival gear that was found at a bargain price. At the time, it seemed like a pretty good deal for the price. After all, another pair of safety goggles might come in handy. As it turns out, this was a super good buy on a piece of high quality gear.

While browsing a fairly non-descript yard sale (they all look pretty much the same), there was a simple looking case sitting on a table that was partially covered by another item. A closer check revealed that it was a new looking case with a pair of goggles inside and a spare set of lenses.  The little tag said it was only five dollars ($5) and was quickly purchased by yours truly. The next thing was to find out if these goggles were a bargain or just another addition to my pile of survival stuff.

Now it was time to Google for goggles and find out what my $5 purchased. To my surprise, these turned out to be military grade ballistic eyewear that runs $100 or more when purchased new.

Here are some of the features of these goggles:

Standard Features of the ESS Advancer Series

Extra-wide field of view

Optically-correct polycarbonate lenses for distortion-free vision

Lenses are extra thick with 100% UVA and UVB protection

Premium Clear Zone anti-fog / anti-scratch coatings

Goggle lenses have very high impact resistance that is beyond the ANSI Z87.1 requirements and above the level of the US Military spec: MIL-DTL-43511D

Clear and Smoke Gray lenses included with all military products

ESS Modular Technology allows for easy replacement of all product components

ESS eyewear features high-impact polycarbonate lenses, which can stop a shotgun blast from 35 feet.

Here is a link to the product:

There are bargains out there and if you look closely, sometimes you’ll get lucky and find a great piece of survival gear.

Got goggles?

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

Wow, talk about being at the right place at right time - nice! Congratulations on your good fortune.

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 6:01


As many of these yard and garage sales that I go to it was about time I found something decent. Every so often I do find a real bargain and to be fair this was the only "real" bargain I've come across in a month or so.

I use my shotgun fairly frequently and these will be nice for some added eye protection.

The main thing to remember is that people often get rid of stuff simply because it's in their way or they don't realize it's purpose or use.

Thanks anon.


Ken said...

...good find RW,seems even yard sales are offering slim pickin's these days...
...begs the question:are more people shopping them,or are the sellers realizing the items true potential/value and hanging on to said items???
...anyway,i aint found nuthin'good in months...

riverwalker said...

To: Ken

I've been seeing mostly junk items and higher prices for those items that might have some use left. Like you said, people seem to be holding on to a lot of things longer and wanting more for want they don't want. Time was when you could find some really good bargains all the time...

Times may be changing in that regards.

Thanks Ken.


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