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    Flanders Pidgeon Murderer Captain Edmund Blackadder's Avatar
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    ESS ICE Glasses.

    Does anyone know where I could buy a set of these:



    ESS ICE 2.4

    and not get ripped off on price or on shipping. Has anyone here used them before, and if so, what do you think of them?
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    I have them, on my second pair, bought them through F. Molloy, who used to sell them(and ESS Goggles) in the IMO store. Does the link at the bottom of this page still work? Cant access it at this pc. I wear them every day driving the motorbike, in all weathers, and have the other pair in the car for bright low sun. Took a 80km/h impact in the face with a bat(winged nocturnal type) while on motorcycle wearing them. Bat disintegrated, i thought i had just hit a large moth....
    Large insect strikes at dusk are an occupational hazard on motorcycles, and I have had many impacts, but no loss of vision.
    I could not recommend them highly enough. Very scratch resistant, once you clean them with the cloth provided.
    The only problem, if there is one, is that they tend to slip down your nose if you have worked up a sweat.......................................

    But thats a whole other story.

    Great specs.

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    Flanders Pidgeon Murderer Captain Edmund Blackadder's Avatar
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    Lovely stuff. Just what I was hoping for. Thanks for that.


    That link 404s sadly.
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    Flanders Pidgeon Murderer Captain Edmund Blackadder's Avatar
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    Has anyone else used these glasses before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Edmund Blackadder View Post
    Has anyone else used these glasses before?
    Yes, best thing I've ever got, but if you have a narrow head they do look funny on you, you might have to go narrower set they sell. Also if your going to be changing the lenses a lot I'd recommended getting another frame set, it just gets annoying after awhile.
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    Yeah I use them for shooting no complaints

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    REVISION SAWFLY are pretty good too.. They won a contract to supply the BA and the Canadian Forces. It comes with 3 lens. black/clear and yellow tint.

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    http://www.team-alpha.ie/product.php...ice--eyeshield

    Team Alpha are the retail arm of Daniel Technologies.

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    Now on limited issue to those who complete the CIED instructor course.Supposed to be going on issue to troops going overseas.
    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
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    Am thinking of getting a set of these for tactics use, I wear glasses day to day and dont like wearing my good glasses out on the ground, I used contacts before but am not keen on wearing them for more than 24 hrs plus if anythint gets in your eye you.dont want to go poking around with manky hands, Plus for use in forests they would be handy. What do people think? Id have to get the perscription inserts aswell

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    They're decent alright, have no experience of the inserts though so can't comment on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul View Post
    There goes the repairs on the patrols for the next two years
    I meant to ask you what exactly you mean by that but forgot.
    What do you mean exactly??
    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul View Post
    Anything that can be cut has been cut from the DF, they basically have no money
    One would hope that if spending has to be prioritised then Force protection and the Health ,safety and welfare of the troops would come first.
    Shouldn't it?
    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
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    Not a good one mate but perhaps i am too sensitive when it comes to issues like that.
    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
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    I see the ESS Flyby being tested in the most Recent An Cosantoir. Anyone know a source for these? My ICE are due an upgrade.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    I see the ESS Flyby being tested in the most Recent An Cosantoir. Anyone know a source for these? My ICE are due an upgrade.

    If thats from the kit section, then Team Alpha aka Daniel Technologies have been giving out freebies to different members of the DF to test out, do a write up for an cosantoir and reap the sales rewards afaik... doesn't necessarily mean we're going to get them, but can't imagine it harms their cause when ordanance put out a tender or rfi's....

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    I had them before. They were handy enough as they aren't too bulky and a lot easier to stick on and off as opposed to goggles. I didn't tend to bother / lost the alternate lenses. They've been around a while so I'd imagine you could pick them up cheap enough on eBay.
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    I use the ESS ICE on the Bike always. Lost count how many bats/moths/bees have not ended up taking my eye eout as a result of wearing them. Amber lenses are fantastic on a foggy day, clear lenses go on after dusk.
    But I bought the current pair in 2007 from Cushtac. its time to modernise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northie View Post
    If thats from the kit section, then Team Alpha aka Daniel Technologies have been giving out freebies to different members of the DF to test out
    I don't think Daniel Technologies run the Team Alpha site any more.
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    Update:

    Had the ESS ICE 2.4 for almost a year now. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone. I've used them for shooting, cycling, and even just as a set of shades for outdoorsy activities. Always reliable, always comfortable, and with the retention strap, always where they should be.
    While cycling they've protected me from some substantial insect strikes (a bee at 40kph is no laughing matter if it hits you in the eye) and so far haven't been tested in a similar way while shooting (thank god). The yellow tinted ones are fantastic for letting you see the world in high contrasr, as they cut out some shades of blue. Handy for pistol shooting as they can help you see the fall of the shot and let you tighten up your group. All in all, delighted to have them. For the level of protection they offer, and at the price of a night out, you'd be mad not to get a set.
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    revisit : anyone here do Rx inserts or know of somewhere to get them done rather than shipping the work off to USA ?

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