VLD Tactical Sunglasses Kits

(6 customer reviews)


The VLD is a frameless version of the venerable standard Ethos shield and features Arclite’s patent-pending interlocking 2D snap technology. Each earpiece snaps into place sequentially in two steps at right angles, which interlocks the lens in multiple directions preventing dislodgement.

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Arclite Tactical Sunglasses are Military Grade durable and as such we offer a Lifetime Guarantee from any Manufacturer or Material defects, including broken earpieces, shattered lens, broken hinges, missing nose guards. Just send us your damaged sunglasses (or what's left of them) and we will send you a brand new pair!


We understand that face morphology is varied tremendously. We strive to make products that fit the greatest number of people that we can. If you’re unhappy with the fit of your Arclite Eyewear, please contact us within 30 days for a full refund on any undamaged or unaltered product. And don't worry we will cover the shipping for you.


All of our pairs of Arclite Tactical Sunglasses come with FREE shipping within the Continental United States (excludes Hawaii, Alaska, or any United States territory such as Puerto Rico). Customers outside of the United States are responsible for any additional customs fees.

The VLD was designed specifically to integrate well with helmets, which is an important feature when cycling. Vertical field of view is also a critical performance attribute to cycling eyewear and there’s nothing worse than having your vision obstructed by sunglass frames when looking up and far down your line. This is why we designed the VLD lens to have maximum vertical and horizontal field of view. These features combined with the most advances cycling specific lenses provides cyclists with an unmatched set of performance eyewear.

• Patented Flexible Thin Conformable Earpieces which provide the best comfort under cycling helmets
• Interchangeable Lenses with 2 Directional Lens/Earpiece Interlock
• Exceptional Vertical Field of View
• Full Continuous Wrap Around Protection
• Permanent Anti-fog Inner Lens Coating
• Durable Scratch Resistant Easy to Clean Outer Lens Coating
• Light Adaptive Photochromic Lens Included
• High Contrast Lens Trail Lens Included

Patented Conformable Earpiece Technology

Arclite has invented patented conformable earpiece technology that solves the age-old problem of pain and discomfort behind the ears when glasses are worn with helmets and headsets! Arclite’s earpieces bend, flex, twist and rotate to give you that custom comfort when wearing our eyewear with or without headgear.

Ballistic Performance

Protecting your eyes and vision can be a life and death matter! So why leave the level of your eye protection to chance? Arclite’s products exceed the U.S. military ballistics standards for eyewear, the highest within industry.

Buy American

Our eyewear products are proudly designed, molded, assembled and sewn in the U.S. by hard working Americans! This is something hard to find within industry today and we’re proud to be one of the very few companies to do it! Our eyewear products are Buy American Act and Berry Amendment compliant!

Lens Technology

Arclite lenses incorporate and combine the latest and greatest optical technologies, combinations and performance that you won’t find with other eyewear brands. Lens features such as anti-fog, anti-scratch, hydrophobic, anti-reflective, photochromic, high contrast and multi-layer color mirror are all features you can find combined together in Arclite lenses

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Field of View

Our eyes allow us to gather and process essential visual information in everyday life! When we engage in activities such as motorsports, military and tactical operations and cycling, the amount of visual information, especially in the peripheral directions, has a direct impact on our performance and safety. That’s why Arclite eyewear products have an unprecedented amount of horizontal and vertical field of view.

Optical Performance

Good vision is critical for active outdoor activities and it is vital that the quality of our visual information is optimized. Arclite lenses have optical performance and clarity that stands out among the competition. Your eyes will thank you for wearing Arclites when you experience far less eye-strain and eye-fatigue.

Aerospace Titanium Alloy and Advanced Engineering Polymers

High performance eyewear requires high performance advanced materials. Arclite frames and lenses are made of aerospace titanium alloys, high molecular weight polymers and other advanced materials that give our products the highest level of functionality, performance and durability.

Virtually Indestructible

Arclite products have been dropped, bent, twisted, stepped on, crashed, run over and hit by high-velocity projectiles, and have survived! Our products can take whatever you can dish out and they will be there to serve you day after day.

Laser Etched Lenses

We feel that the details make a difference and we go that extra mile to put finishing touches on our products. We’re proud of what we produce, which is why we laser etch our lenses! Laser engraving will last along with our very long product lifespan.

Worn by the Best

Arclite products have been worn by our most elite warriors in the toughest of situations. US Navy SEALs, US Army Special Forces, FBI HRT and FBI SWAT have all used our products in training, in real-world operations, and in the most fiercest combat in recent history.

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Standard: Grey, Clear, Tactical: Photochromic, Clear, Vermillion, Shooters: Photochromic, Yellow, Vermillion, VLD 2 Clear Lens Kit

6 reviews for VLD Tactical Sunglasses Kits

  1. Will D

    As a Federal Agent and member of our SWAT Team for 15 years I always hated wearing goggles that fogged up or sunglasses as eyepro and having the ear stems killing my head and ears after a while because of our headsets. We use the Ethos in place of goggles when suited up with helmets and headsets and the airflow is superior to any goggle(even the fan ones) and the flat ear stems make them much more comfortable under the earcups of the headset. Thankfully no one has been shot in the face/eyes with live ammo but it has stopped multiple UTM and Simunition rounds without any problem(as you would expect with quality eyepro) so we have been super happy with this product.

  2. Joe Comfort

    I was introduced to Arclite Optics in 2015-2016 and have been using them since. The 2 most notable benefits beyond the impact protection for me is how comfortable they are, allowing them to be worn all day in conjunction with over the ear hearing protection. I also like how the design of the frame/lens doesn’t obstruct my vision when shooting prone and viewing through a riflescope.

  3. Jared

    The best hands down! So comfortable under helemts and headsets. Awesome field of view. Great while in the prone. The photochromic lenses are super versatile. I won’t go back to other eye protection!

  4. Hollis

    The functionality and comfort of this eye pro is second to none! The biggest advantage that I have discovered so far is the Arclite Eye Pro never seem to fog. I have used them in all kinds of conditions. Helo Infils, long patrols night and day, Airborne operations, and at all kinds of ranges. The compatibility with my Peltors and OpsCore Helmet was excellent.
    It hardly felt like I was wearing eye pro at all. Another feature my teammates and I noticed was that added peripheral protection that we simply have not yet seen in other eye pro designs.

  5. CC

    Clarity and coverage was very good the profile was good and fit under my helmets very well (MICH, bike, climbing). Sweat was never an issue with grip and retention. I have a big nose with a high bridge and this is always an issue with fit for glasses making them sit a little higher on my face….same this time, but not a problem for the majority who will wear them.

  6. Frank V

    Purchased grey/clear VLD kit for motorcycle use after seeing Arclite promoted on Mototrek/Brett Tkacs YouTube channel. Not a single grain of regret. Always bring additional lens along for quick swap on cloudy days or near dusk. Had a minor issue which Customer Service fixed with overwhelming attention and care, seriously, I felt like sending them something as thanks, hence this review :). In short worth the money, comfortable to the point of not noticeable. Enjoy wearing them (!).

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