Bollé Expands Lens Options Include Platinum Tech in More Glasses
Lens fog and scratches are two of the worst aspects of wearing safety glasses. They can obstruct your view and make your experience all the more frustrating. Bollé hopes to change that by expanding its Platinum lens line of safety glasses.
We got our hands on a few pairs so you’ll know what to expect. In particular, we tried the Bolle RUSH+ with clear and NESS+ with copper lenses. We also checked out the CONTOUR which features a polarized smoke non-Platinum lens and the HUSTLER Cobalt Flash which uses a PLATINUM LITE anti-scratch/anti-fog coating. You can configure nearly all Bolle safety glasses with a variety of lenses and options.
Bollé Platinum Safety Glasses Performance
Bollé’s Platinum technology is supposed to make the glasses’ lenses scratch- and fog-resistant. They use a special coating applied through a dipping process that coats both sides of the lenses, which makes them permanently anti-fog and scratch-resistant. We tossed these glasses around. Eventually, every pair of sunglasses succumb to the rigors of the jobsite. However, the coating on the Bolle lenses did seem to keep them looking new—even when they repeatedly contacted plywood or the plastic console of my F-150.
Many of us work in extreme temperatures while on the jobsite—for us that means lots of heat. Bollé made sure that the Platinum coating stays effective whether indoors or outdoors in any temperature, including extreme heat or cold.
Bollé Platinum Safety Glasses Design Notes
Sinc we received several pairs of Bollé safety glasses to test out, we spread them around the office. Overall, they feature flexible, rubberized arms and feel very lightweight. You can forget you’re wearing them at times.
The different available tints give you plenty of options for those of us who work indoors or out in the bright sunlight all day. The Copper lenses proved very effective at allowing indoor use while taking the edge off the outdoor sun. That lens also provides some blue light filtering.
The clear lens of the RUSH+ delivers excellent indoor visibility. Priced at just $15.50, these particular Bollé safety glasses offered a good amount of wraparound protection and excellent visibility.
Available Tints for Bolle Safety Glasses
Bolle safety glasses come in a wide range of tints. These include Clear, Smoke, Copper, Bronze, Fire Flash, Polarized, and Cobalt Flash.
- Washable without compromising the Platinum coating
- Select models include microfiber pouch and/or neck strap
Since there are so many Bollé Platinum safety glasses to choose from, prices vary quite a bit. You can expect to pay anywhere between $9 and $87.50 depending on the glasses and options you choose. Bolle even offers bulk discounts when you order 50 or more pairs.
Bollé’s next product lineup, available in the Fall of 2022, includes even more styles with Platinum lenses. Additionally, the company plans to release prescription Platinum lenses as well as universal ones.
- Lens material: Polycarbonate
- Frame color: Various
- Frame material: Nylon rubber
- Lens coating: AS/AF Platinum