Gatorz have always provided exceptional eye protection but they were always missing that important ANSI rating, which for some was a deal breaker. Now, after many years of testing Gatorz finally have an ANSI rated solution matched to the best selling Magnum!
WHAT IS ANSI Z87?
ANSI Z87 is a set of standards for the design, construction, testing and use of eye protection. At its basic level all Z87 eyewear must meet these minimum requirements:
- Provide adequate protection against the hazards for which they are designed
- Be reasonably comfortable
- Fit securely, without interfering with movement or vision
- Be capable of being disinfected if necessary, and be easy to clean
- Be durable
Z87 VS Z87+
There are actually two ANSI Z87 ratings, Z87 for basic impact and Z87+ for high impact.
Glasses that meet the Z87+ standard have to pass a much tougher set of tests than the regular standard including the “high mass” test where a 500 gram pointed weight is dropped onto the lens from 5 feet. The lens also has to withstand a 1/4” steel ball shot at the lens at over 100 mph!
The Gatorz Magnum Z is rated to Z87+