Updated November 10, 2020 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Airsoft Goggles

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in November of 2018. A durable set of airsoft goggles is an absolute must for safety reasons, as every player knows. Without them, the risk of temporary blindness or even permanent vision loss is significant. Protecting your eyes is actually the most important precaution to take when playing. You’ll want to choose eyewear that rates high for durability but also provides maximum comfort and fog resistance. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Smith Optics OTW

2. Valken Zulu

3. Pyramex I-Force

Editor's Notes

November 05, 2020:

Several rugged, reliable models join the list today, including the tried-and-true Smith Optics OTW, which feature an integrated fan that efficiently rids moist air from the chamber, so your view remains clear. They cost more than most others, but for many serious users the fog-free operation makes them worth the investment. You can choose between two fan speeds to suit your activity level, and they operate quietly, even on the high speed. This thoughtfully designed choice incorporates a scratch-resistant coating, an automatic shutoff function to preserve the battery, and a power button that can be operated easily, even when you’re wearing gloves. They join the ESS Turbofan on the list, which also provides a battery-powered fan to keep fogging at bay. This durable choice is water resistant, with a thick eye panel for maximum impact protection. Unlike many others, they can hold prescription inserts, and replacement lenses are also available for purchase. One caveat reported by many is they tend to run loud on the high fan setting.

Joining the Valken Sierra on the list is the Valken Zulu, and this thermal option provides anti-fog protection and also stands up to extreme temperatures. Their low-profile build and light weight make them comfortable to wear, so you can focus on your game and not adjusting your eyewear. The Lancer Tactical Aero also come on board, and their adjustable head strap keeps them on comfortably and ensures you won’t need to stop and reposition them very often at all. They’ve got eight vented panels, are sold in a variety of colors, and come equipped with a cleaning cloth. They join the Lancer Tactical Full Seal, which feature a sturdy frame and a clear polycarbonate lens, and fit well over many prescription glasses. In this update, we say goodbye to the U.S. Marine Corps Safety and the ZJchao X800, both of which are unavailable at this time. For safe use, make sure any pair of airsoft goggles you choose fit your face properly and form a sturdy seal. The best models have ballistic lenses as well as full-seal eye protection that meets ANSI standards.

November 15, 2018:

When it comes to airsoft goggles, plenty of durable and comfortable options can be found at an affordable cost, yet we also included a couple of pricier models like the ESS Turbofan and Revision Military that come with some fancy bells and whistles.

4. Lancer Tactical Aero

5. Rothco Swat Tec

6. Revision Military Desert Locust

7. ESS Turbofan

8. Valken Sierra

9. Lancer Tactical Full Seal

10. Pyramex Highlander Plus


Karen Bennett
Last updated on November 10, 2020 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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