Crossbow™ — The Eyeshield Re-invented™
When you try on the CrossbowTM, you’ll discover it’s unlike any other ballistic eyeshield. Experience the Tri-Tech FitTM frame that achieves an amazing universal fit with max comfort and zero pressure points. Then notice the lenses. They won’t fog. That’s thanks to groundbreaking ClearZoneTM FlowCoat technology, engineered to eliminate fog inside and prevent scratches outside. As you stare down your objective through distortion-free ESSOPTICSTM, you’ll see just how optically precise vision can be. When you’re ready to switch tints, the innovative DedBoltTM Lens Lock pivots up for easy release, then clamps down for rock solid retention under impact. It’s from ESS, so of course the Crossbow is compliant with U.S. Federal OSHA, ANSI Z87.1+, CE EN 166 and U.S. MIL-PRF-31013. Form, Fit, Function…Perfected. Get your hands on a Crossbow and see for yourself.
Crossbow and Crossbow Suppressor Gallery
Take a look at the new ESS Hunting and Shooting Catalog here. If there are other items or combinations from ESS you’d like to see on our site, please let us know. We can ship most items in the catalog in a few extra days.
The Crossbow is available in two frame designs, the standard Crossbow and the Crossbow Suppressor. The Suppressor features low profile earpieces to slide easily under ear protection and radio headsets. This configuration also seems to fit narrower head profiles a bit better, especially when using the snap-on elastic keeper. For casual wear the Crossbow earpieces are stiffer and fit more like sport glasses. For rigorous physical activity, we’ve found the lighter weight Suppressor style with keeper to be the most comfortable.
Both frame styles accept the same four lens color options interchangeably, Smoke Gray, Clear, Hi-Def Yellow and Hi-Def Copper and Polarized Gray (soon we’re told).
Crossbow frames are available in both Coyote Brown and Black, Suppressor only in Black.
Rx Options: There are several Rx lens carriers that notch into the nose piece on either Crossbow style. We recommend the “Vice” Rx insert, which can be customer ordered through this ESS website link as blanks or with your prescription included.
WW Comment: ESS is an Idaho company and developer of state of the art eye protection for the military and shooting sports. Their lenses are legendary for turning away shot and bullets (see YouTube videos). The Crossbow is their latest and most popular product, for its’ versatility and fit and wide range of other unique lens characteristics. We used both styles this past winter and was very impressed with the anti-fog lens feature combined with the snug fit of the Crossbow Supressor. The Suppressor used with the retention strap seem to fit narrow faces better. In extreme conditions condensation may form on the lens that is easy to see through, but not fog.
740-0472 Crossbow Suppressor ONE (Affordable Option) $46.00
One Black Crossbow Suppressor frame w/interchangeable Hi-Def Copper lens.
Microfiber cleaning pouch & elastic retention strap.
740-0475 Crossbow Suppressor 2X (Standard Kit) $110.00
Black Frames. Two fully adjustable eyeshields: (1) Hi-Def Copper lens w/Suppressor frame & (1) Clear lens
w/standard Crossbow frame. Large zippered hard case, microfiber cleaning pouch & elastic retention strap.
740-0388 Crossbow Suppressor 2X+ (Deluxe Kit) $130
Black frames. Two fully-assembled eyeshields: (1) Hi-Def Copper lens w/Suppressor
frame & (1) Clear lens w/standard Crossbow frame, plus a Smoke Gray lens. Large
zippered hard case, microfiber cleaning pouch & elastic retention strap.
A la carte Crossbow components
Crossbow Standard Frames/ Black $16.00
Crossbow Standard Frames/ Coyote Brown $20.00
Crossbow Suppressor Frames / Black $20.00
Crossbow Lenses $28.00
Crossbow Polaroid Lens $99.00 Pre/Early Season Sale thru 8/31/12/List $110.00