Sniper Vision are tactical HD lenses that enhance vision while blocking glare. Do they work as advertised? Here is our Sniper Vision review.
About Sniper Vision
Sniper Vision are durable polarized sunglasses that improve clarity, brighten colors, and protect from UV rays. The official website is getsnipervision.com, with a registration date of July 2017. The screen capture below was taken of the product website in September 2017.
Claims & Features
- Dims sunshine
- Get rid of glare with the polarized lenses
- UV protection and color enhancement
- Manufactured from flexible shape memory polymer
- Bright high definition optics
A pair of Sniper Vision sunglasses costs $19.99. There is an optional double offer that costs $29.98. For an additional $19.99, an Atomic Lighter can be added to a single or double order. Shipping is free on all offers. Each unit comes with a protective carrying case. At the time of this writing, Sniper Vision is not available in stores.
Sniper Vision Review
As a sort of As Seen on TV hobbyist, I often find it humorous when competing As Seen on TV companies release nearly identical products at the same time. You’ve probably seen such competition with Gotham Steel Crisper Tray vs Copper Crisper, or Hurricane Spin Scrubber vs Turbo Scrub, or all of those copper pans (to name a few). Now we have Sniper Vision, the BulbHead offering of tactical sunglasses, which remind me an awful lot of Tac Glasses, for which I recently filmed a video review (below).
It has been a year-long battle between the “Tac” brand by Emson, and the “Atomic” brand by Telebrands, aka BulbHead. Both feature military-inspired images in the advertising (sometimes to nearly laughable levels), an outdoorsy spokesman (Nick Bolton vs Hunter Ellis), and seem to release nearly identical products around the same time. Sniper Vision is marketed as “by Atomic Beam” to tie into that brand, even though it doesn’t use the word “Atomic” in the name.
The advertised benefit of Sniper Vision is that it offers “crystal clear vision when it matters most.” This is achieved with polarized lenses which help reduce glare, enhance colors, and provide UV protection. Unlike Tac Glasses, the makers of Sniper Vision also indicate that the frames are tough and can be bent without concern for breaking them.
As with Tac Glasses, I think those who buy Sniper Vision will probably find them to be an adequate pair of polarized UV sunglasses. I’m not sure they will stand out above other polarized UV sunglasses, but they should help reduce glare and enhance colors as advertised. Regarding the military images shown in the advertising for these and Tac Glasses, one commenter on YouTube summed it up this way: “As former military and now proud veteran, I don’t see how these are military-inspired or tactical. They are a run of mill sunglasses for the civilian population but not ‘tactical’ in none of the sense.”
In short, while I find no fault with Sniper Vision, you can easily walk into any Walmart and find inexpensive UV/polarized sunglasses which perform on par with Sniper Vision and Tac Glasses. And that can be done without waiting weeks for them to arrive in the mail.
One final point to consider is the shape and design. Even though you’ll likely find these to be a fine pair of sunglasses, I’m not sure everyone will like the way they look. They have a sort of “insect” appearance to them, which probably won’t appeal to everyone. The problem with ordering sunglasses without trying them on first is that you have to pay and wait for it to ship before you even know if you like the way they look on your face.
There are a numerous “tactical” sunglasses sold in stores and online. This pair of COSVER polarized sunglasses is pretty close in design and function to Sniper Vision, and also costs about $20 with Amazon Prime shipping. This model by Torege has even higher ratings with a price of about $22, and offers five interchangeable lenses for various situations.
You may be interested in my video review of Tac Glasses, which are nearly identical to Sniper Vision.
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