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Review of the Flakjak goggles
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Posted: June 05 2010 at 10:42am | IP Logged Quote weaponeer

This is a review of the Flakjak goggle in coyote brown from Arena Industries. Arena offers two MilSpec goggles, the Flakjak, and the Mozambik, both designed to meet or exceed needs of the U.S. Military and law enforcement.


 

The Flakjak model was designed with helmets in mind, while the Mozambik is more of a stand alone. The Mozambik has better peripheral vision due to the lens curvature, but the Flakjak works best with helmets and their limitations on peripheral vision. Both models share the same specs. And both are available in black, coyote brown, tan and OD green.

These goggles seem to work well in harsh conditions such as the desert under dusty and windy conditions, and that has to do with the razorback technology used in ventilation and filtration which keeps then as clear as possible under extreme conditions.

The lenses are of great optical quality, and exceed ANSI Z87.1 standard and provide UVA and UVB protection per the ANSI Z80.3 Standard. My goggles came with a clear lens and the smoked lens shown in the photos, and they are Ballistically designed lenses for maximal eye safety Z87.1 - 2003 Plus certified MIL-STD-662F (as related to 22 cal., 17 grain, Type 2 fragment simulating projectile)

These goggles also feature something called BMRF™ which stands for their Buckle Management Retention Fastener. The BMRF allows for quick and easy strap replacement in any condition and even with gloves. The modular buckle system allows the goggle to integrate with multiple helmet platforms quickly.

The old standard issue military goggles were not very comfortable, fogged up, where not easy to integrate into some helmets, and didn't have the modern ballistic protection. The Flakjak goggles I use have none of those limitations, they are about as comfortable as goggles can be, provide better protection, and are designed for helmet and weapon use.

Price: $80

Performance does not come cheap. They outperform the cheaper goggles in about every way, and do just what they are designed to do to protect your eyes. While at $80 they are expensive, but what are your eyes worth?

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Price is a little more than I would like to pay, but the performance is there, and I like the built in goggle cover that even works with helmets (which is better than using an old sock to protect your goggles when not in use and sitting on your helmet).

Purchased from: Arena Industries

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Posted: June 05 2010 at 11:41am | IP Logged Quote roosterkadath

Sounds like they would be good to have on these gravel roads when ridding in a sand rail.
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Posted: June 05 2010 at 1:50pm | IP Logged Quote weaponeer

roosterkadath wrote:
Sounds like they would be good to have on these gravel roads when ridding in a sand rail.

Very well suited for that task

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I should note that I use mine more with a helmet than any other means.  and not a motorcycle helmet, but normally a Mich style, as well as a PASGT helmet
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