How to Choose BollÚ Safety Eyewear

Monday, 20 April 2020

Bollé are one of the best-known and best-regarded manufacturer's of safety glasses and goggles in the world, but with a huge range of eyewear available it can be difficult to find what you need. Here at Workwear.co.uk, we strive to make everything as simple as possible, so we've created this guide to choosing the right Bollé eyewear for you!

Which Bollé Ranges Do You Stock?

We have a number of styles of Bollé Glasses and Bollé Goggles, including the following:

Bollé Atom – High Quality Bollé Goggles

BollÚ Atom Safety Goggles

Style: Goggles

Positives

Compact design compared to boxier goggles
Lightweight design is unobtrusive
Available in sealed or vented styles
Can be worn over prescription glasses
Offer more protection compared with glasses

Drawbacks

Less comfortable than glasses, especially over longer periods of time
 Only available in a clear design


Bollé AXIS – Comfortable for Any User

BollÚ AXIS Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Pivoting temples adapts to each individual user for better comfort
Non-slip design to prevent droppage
Anti-static design
Available in clear, smoke and contrast lens styles
Contrast lenses are suitable for blocking blue light

Drawbacks

Don't offer the same level of protection as goggles
No low-light yellow or orange lenses available


Bollé Bandido – Inexpensive without Compromising on Protection

BollÚ Bandido Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Polycarbonate material is tough
Offers greater economy than other models
Available with Clear, Smoke, Yellow, ESP and Welding Shade 5 lenses
ESP lenses reduce blue light and dazzle
Supplied with a neck cord (except Welding Shade 5) to prevent droppage/loss

Drawbacks

Not as long-lasting as some alternative models
Design is not as sporty as some premium ranges


Bollé Cobra – 180° Panoramic Vision

BollÚ Cobra Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses/Goggles

Positives

Offers 180° panoramic vision with exceptional optical clarity
Includes non-slip bridge and temples for greater security
Arms can be removed, allowing you to change glasses into goggles
Wide selection of lenses and styles available
Certain models include platinum coating to prevent scratches and fog

Drawbacks

Does not include neck-cord as standard
Strap and foam kit required to change glasses to goggles


Bollé Contour – Sturdy, Comfortable and Lightweight

BollÚ Contour Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Sturdy and secure glasses for a range of uses
Lightweight design weighs only 21g (non-metal only)
Available with metal frames for greater longevity
Lenses available include Clear, Smoke, ESP, and Polarised
One of Bolle's three most popular models

Drawbacks

More expensive than economy models
Best suited as a reusable eye protection


Bollé Hustler – Ideal for Offshore Use

BollÚ Hustler Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Water-repellant design ideal for offshore use
Polarised lenses are ideal for maritime use, reducing glare from water
Available in smoke, polarised and blue flash versions
Blue flash model repels heat for optimal protection
Non-slip bridge and temples to prevent slippage

Drawbacks

Design is heavier than some alternatives (31g)
Not designed for use indoors


Bollé IRI-s – Adjustable Design to Suit All Faces

BollÚ IRI-S Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Ultra-modular design allows you to find a better fit
Platinum coating to prevent fogging and scratches
B-Flex memory bridge adjusts to your nose
Pivoting temples increase comfort to the side of the head
Available with Clear, Smoke, and Twilight lenses

Drawbacks

Slightly heavier than other models (28g)
Premium model can be less economical if only worn for a short time


Bollé Mamba – Ideal for Long Spells of Use

BollÚ Mamba Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Engineered for long periods of use
Designed to allow peripheral vision
Lighter-weight 25g design
Non-slip temple and bridges reduce slippage
Available with Clear, Smoke and Yellow lenses

Drawbacks

No option for blue-light protection
Not economical if used infrequently


Bollé Prism – Affordable and Stylish

BollÚ Prism Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Premium look at an affordable price-point
Polycarbonate material is durable and strong
Lightweight design weighs only 23g
Perfect for intermittent or infrequent use
Available with Clear and Smoke lenses

Drawbacks

Economy model without the same features/longevity of premium models
Do not include anti-slip arms or bridge


Bollé Rush – Panoramic Vision with a Modern Design

BollÚ Rush Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Modern, panoramic style allows for better vision
Available in standard and "Rush+" design
Rush+ features flexible arms for greater comfort
Adjustable, non-slip bridge allows for better fit
Available with a variety of lens types

Drawbacks

Not as economical as some alternative ranges
Rush+ design is not as discreet as alternative models


Bollé Silium – Stylish Design with Quality Materials

BollÚ Silium Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Highly stylish and discreet protection
Available in Standard (with metal frame) and Silium+ (with PC frame)
Polycarbonate model weighs only 22g for added comfort
Temples flex 160°, allowing you to adjust arm position
Available in Clear, Smoke and CSP versions

Drawbacks

Metal version is heavier than many alternatives (34g)
No low-light lenses available


Bollé Slam – Simple, Comfortable and Economical

BollÚ Slam Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Simple and effective eyewear with wraparound design
Moderately lightweight at 24g
High-vis model includes bright yellow arms
Available with Clear, Smoke, Yellow and ESP lenses
Also available in three welding shades

Drawbacks

Do not offer the same comfort as more premium models
Not as long-lasting as some more durable alternatives


Bollé Solis – Simple Protection for Bright Environments

BollÚ Solis Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Simple and stylish protection in bright situations
Non-slip bridge and temples for greater security
Ideal for long periods of wear without discomfort
Available with Smoke, Blue Flash and Polarised lenses
Blue flash model reflects heat, making it ideal for sunshine

Drawbacks

Only suitable for use in bright environments
Do not offer as much peripheral vision as alternatives


Bollé Spider – Only Style Including Red Flash Lenses

BollÚ Spider Safety Glasses with Red Flash Lenses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Designed especially for outdoor use
Red Flash lens protects against bright sunlight
Non-slip bridge keeps glasses in place
Sporty design is discreet and stylish
Available with Clear, Red Flash and ESP lenses

Drawbacks

Not available in as many lens options as other models
Non-adjustable design may not suit all users


Bollé Targa – One Piece Lens for Uninhibited Vision

BollÚ Targa Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Single lens piece gives unbroken vision
Pivoting temples allows you to adjust the fit
Anti-static design
Lenses feature an anti-scratch and anti-fog coating
Available with Black or hi-vis Saffron frame

Drawbacks

Only available in a clear lens
Better suited to indoor work than outdoor


Bollé Tracker – Safety Glasses with Chemical Protection

BollÚ Tracker Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses/Goggles Hybrid

Positives

Hybrid design between safety glasses and goggles
Feature both arms and an adjustable head strap
Offers protection against chemical threats
Technical design for high levels of protection
Available with Clear, Yellow, Smoke and Welding lenses

Drawbacks

More expensive than less protective models
High level of protection could be uneconomical for certain uses


Bollé Tryon – Available in Over-the-Glasses (OTG) Versions

BollÚ Tryon Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Available in standard and OTG versions
Ideal for wearing prescription glasses under safety eyewear
Adjustable bridge and 160° adjustable temples
Sporty design with wraparound lenses for better peripheral vision
Available with Clear, Smoke, CSP and Blue Flash lenses

Drawbacks

Not available in a low-light version
Colourful frame design is less discreet than other models


Bollé Viper – All Round Vision and Adjustable

BollÚ Viper Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Historic model with panoramic lens
Adjustable temples fits better than alternatives
Classic design gives better peripheral vision
Supplied with a cord to prevent loss
Available with Clear, Smoke and Yellow lenses

Drawbacks

Doesn't feature the same comfort as later models
Some lenses do not include anti-fog coating


Bollé Voodoo – Thicker Frame for a Distinctive Look

BollÚ Voodoo Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Distinctive and stylish design with thicker frames
Available with Brown lenses, an alternative to the more-common smoke
Non-slip temples and bridge for greater security
Includes a microfibre pouch for storage
Also available with Clear and Polarised lenses

Drawbacks

Limited range of colours compared with other models
Design does not offer the same visibility as panoramic models


Which Colour of Lens Do I Need?

For a piece of PPE that you are likely to be wearing frequently, the style and design of safety eyewear is very important. There is no point, however, in having the a style that you like if you do not have lenses that are suitable for your task.

For example, if you are working in a low-light warehouse, it is important to select a range that includes a low-light lens. To find out more about lenses and which options are available in which style, see Our Guide to Bollé Lenses.

Are Any Other Styles Available?

While this guide has given a guide to the main styles of Bollé eyewear, there are a few models that are unique and sit outside of these ranges. See our full range of Bollé eyewear to find out more.

Do you have a favourite style of Bollé safety eyewear? Let us know which glasses or goggles you've been using and why you like them in the comments below!