ESS' reputation for quality eye protection among users in the field initially led me to consider the Crossbow line of lenses. This specific kit (740-0386) interested me because of its value: two full sets of eye protection with different lenses and one hard case.
Prior to ordering, I was unsure about the fit of the ESS Crossbow frame on my head. According to other ESS offerings, I would be a candidate for the ESS ICE Naro line that is designed for narrower heads. I ordered the Crossbow because I wanted to try their advertised, "zero pressure point universal fit."
Upon receiving the ESS Crossbow I was pleased to discover that the frame fit well. It has less than a finger space of distance from my temples and did not appear to stick out when viewed from the front. Moreover, others with wider heads--suited for the non-Naro ESS ICE line--tried the Crossbow and did not report any fit issues.
The lenses wrap around the eyes and cover a large part of the face. The lower part of the lenses easily reach my cheek bones and I feel well protected. Moreover, there are no visibility issues, even with the grey lenses in an indoor shooting range setting.
I have owned the Crossbow for two months now and I find them comfortable--no pinching or ear lobe pain--despite hours of wear with earmuff-style ear protection.
My only complaint with the kit is the included strap that clips to the end of the frames. The kit advertises two full sets and I assumed it would also include two stra...