Included on the U.S. Army’s Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL) and the only approved eye protection for U.S. Marines.
When you try on the Crossbow®, you'll discover it's unlike any other ballistic eyeshield. Experience the Tri-Tech Fit™ frame that achieves an amazing universal fit with max comfort and zero pressure points. Then notice the lenses. They won't fog. That's thanks to groundbreaking ClearZone™ FlowCoat technology, engineered to eliminate fog inside and prevent scratches outside.
As you stare down your objective through distortion-free ESSOPTICS™, you'll see just how optically precise vision can be. When you're ready to switch tints, the innovative DedBolt™ Lens Lock pivots up for easy release, then clamps down for rock solid retention under impact.
It's from ESS, so of course the Crossbow is compliant with U.S. Federal OSHA, ANSI Z87.1+, CE EN 166 and U.S. MIL-PRF-31013. Form, Fit, Function...Perfected. Get your hands on a Crossbow and see for yourself.
The ESS Crossbow™ is available in two retail configurations:
The APEL-Approved Crossbow™ is now available in the following Unit-Issue configuration:
This configuration and other Crossbow accessories are available with the following National Stock Numbers (NSNs):
Engage. Adapt. Excel.
Important APEL Note for U.S. Military Customers: Only Clear and Smoke Gray lenses and Black frames are approved for use in the U.S. Military.
U.S. Patents # D616,485 and # 8,192,015
The Crossbow 2X™ Dual-Eyeshield Black Kit includes:
As a Rifle Platoon Sergeant in Southern Afghanistan, I harped on wearing all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while on patrol. My entire platoon was equipped with one of your latest products: the ESS Crossbow. I had no idea this emphasis on PPE would save my vision, and the vision of several of my Soldiers. On 07 July 2012, while conducting dismounted offensive operations my platoon took several casualties as a result of an IED blast. My Weapons Squad Leader received shrapnel wounds to his face, in all areas except those protected by his ESS glasses. Undoubtedly his vision was saved by your clearly superior product. Additionally, on 07 October 2012 I was walking in the lead of our formation, clearing our route to our objective. While kneeling and interrogating a possible IED location, the IED was triggered, and sent the majority of the blast towards my torso and head. Despite the relative proximity to the blast I only received minor facial wounds. I owe my eyesight to your product, as the ESS Crossbows I wore took the majority of sand, shrapnel, and debris. Thank you for protecting my platoon and I, and all other warfighters serving our country.
Note from ESS: To read more about PSG Rogne, aka 'The IED Whisperer,' see this article in
– PSG Kelly Rogne
|Experience the Tri-Tech Fit™ frame that achieves an amazing universal fit with max comfort and zero pressure points. Optimal stability is attained by balancing weight evenly throughout the frame.|
|When you're ready to switch lenses, the innovative DedBolt™ Lens Lock pivots up for easy release, then clamps down for rock solid retention under impact.|
|As you stare down your objective through ESSOPTICS™, you'll experience distortion-free optical precision throughout the entire field of view.|
|You'll notice that Crossbow™ lenses don't fog. That's thanks to groundbreaking ClearZone™ FlowCoat Technology. These advanced lens coatings are engineered to maximize scratch resistance on the outside and fog resistance on the inside.|