There are a lot of these items that can have multi-purposes and since Smith Optics is already well established in the Ski and RX eyewear market, it’s an easy add on to be in the Military and Law Enforcement market. I have been wearing the Smith Optics Elite brand for over 4yrs and I am very happy with their Warranty and products. Ballistic eyewear should be viewed in much the same way that body armor is. Even though a company may put a rating of protection on their product it doesn’t mean that it is going to hold up to that. You have to remember that quality control is a big part of putting a top of the line brand out there and if they cut corners, and you’re the person that finds out about it at the wrong time, you be spending the rest of your life with that injury.
The ANSI Z87.1 rating is much higher than what other brands claim and I’ve heard enough war stories about people losing an eye when an IED went off 100yds away that this is something you just don’t skip. Even in competition sports, fragmentation occurs and having full coverage is very important. The Smith Elite Boogie Sport is something that I do pack away in my range bag when I know I’m going to be on the move, and it is a far superior design to the Boogie Regulator which from my point of view is on it’s way out the door. The straps on the Boogie Sport are more comfortable and the venting is much better. I’m a big fan of the ignitor lenses and often have to explain to people why the red tinted look is very good for range use. It helps eliminate glare and also cuts through air on the hazy humid days. For $60 there is little to worry about for sizing, just do some research on what lense color you want.