Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL) now includes the Smith Optics Elite Division.
Established in 1965, Smith is known for high performance snow and motocross goggles, as well as their lineup of sunglasses. However, what we care about most is the new Outside the Wire (OTW) Ballistic goggle and Aegis eye shield, both of which are listed as exceeding government standards. The OTW and Aegis have interchangeable pieces so those wearing prescriptions aren’t left out.
Smith says they are getting ready to launch a complete tactical line of sunglasses, we are looking forward to seeing how they look and hold up.
More information on the Smith Optics Elite family of products may be found at