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Revision Military, located inMontreal
, Quebec (
Je me souviens
),Canada, launched the Sawfly EyewearProtection System back in 2004, if memory serves me. Revision Militaryhas been producing ballistic eyewearsince 2003.Soon after its introduction, RevisionMilitary became a serious competitor
for Oakley who enjoyed a lion’s
shareof the military business.
Montreal is one of my favorite cities; I
ve been there severaltimes. While in Quebec if you need to order eggs and bacon youcan do that in French, but if your French is not so hot ask for twoeggs parallel.
approach to the Sawflywas novel and technology driven. TheSawfly system, gave the soldier alightweight comfortable frame andinterchangeable lenses, with anoption for Rx inserts, which offeredthe best ballistic protection available.The rest is history.Drawing on my personal militaryexperience, soldiers will not useequipment that does not make lifeeasier for them. In my case, I wasissued a steel pod helmet that washardly ever worn and was summarilyreplaced by the ubiquitous booniehat, and the all too heavy andineffective flak jacket.That same rational holds true forballistic eye protection; extendingthat thought process, a soldierwearing dark lenses will remove hiseye protection when he enters a caveor dark structure and will remainunprotected for the duration of thatoperation. So, lenses that transitionfrom dark to light and vice versa weresorely needed. However, any old
transitioning lens won’t do. The
soldier needs a lens offeringexceptional ballistic protectioncapable of transitioning from dark to