Gargoyles knows all--the balance between good looks and technology goes beyond every level of expectation. The Ballistic Defense system not only provides 5 to 6 times greater impact-resistance, it has the capability of stopping a .22 caliber bullet at 20 feet--which exceeds the MIL-STD 622 ballistic test. The lenses are also coated with a NASA derived scratch-resistant and anti-fog coating which offers 30% more protection than conventional treatments.
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