There are NSNs for the lenses and the complete kit but I would be surprised if we have bought any! I am not aware of great demand and so feel a complete replacement for those few who need new lens is cheaper than stocking loads of lens that will never get used.press_it said:10 out of 10 for the ESS Ice ballistic glasses. i'm short sighted so with the corrective perscription lenses they are a godsend. i can wear them all day out here in theatre without danger of them falling off and breaking, due to the headstrap. the issue def specs are really geeky looking and my civiy glasses cost money! as long as the corrective lenses inside stay unbroken, i can exchange the ESS glasses at the qm's - great!
as a mover (yeah, incoming awaited!) i have to drive a variety of vehicles at short notice aswell as do loads of manual lifting, being able to keep these glasses on and secure all day saves loads of time when getting into a wagon.
had a bit of a mare mindyou getting the insert lenses, sodding crab med centre's! had to get them flown out to me a month after i deployed!
couple of questions kitmonster:
1. can i get a replacement ESS cleaning cloth from the qm's? (as the suppled one is getting a little dirty now)
2. could i exchange the clear, tinted or yellow lenses if they get scratched at the qm's store or would i have to exchange the full ess ice kit?
cheers for your reply in advance mate. and a version of the excellent ess glasses issued to all with pecoc would be superb, especially to those of use who have to wear corrective glasses.
The real key here is to make sure that you always have the latest version from the Black bag. If specs change (excuse the pun) you would want the latest and best performance not artificially extending the life of obsolete kit. There are also slight changes to things like the arms and the lenses which means a lens from July batch might not fit the arm of the August batch.
If you are on ops and there is the hint of a problem exchange them. If your not on ops the kit is unsupported.
PECOC will deliver a head sub-system which will include and range of visors, and a helmet, and some other protective add ons as well as the light and medium weight eyewear. They must all fit together so ESS may not be the way forward. What is important is that what ever is selected is the best available.