One of my favorite things about the outdoor industry is the continuous development of really cool products. Shooting, hunting and fishing are the three outdoor sports that I participate in the most. Shooting with a trainer or someone who has more experience than I do is a plus because I can receive immediate feedback about what I’m doing right and wrong. When I’m shooting by myself (or if my daughter is there to help), I like to take video of the drills and stages I’m running through; that way, I can go back and watch them later (either to learn, pat myself on the back or criticize my mistakes).
This past spring, I shot my first national championship – the 2011 Springfield Armory Single Stack Nationals in Barry, IL. Two days prior to leaving for the match, my new Sportsman Eyewear Hands-Free Video Glasses arrived. I was one of the first people to receive the upgraded model that featured the polarized lenses. I have used another brand of video glasses before, but they were nowhere near the quality of these. Plus, they didn’t come with a lot of the accessories the Sportsman Eyewear glasses did. The Sportsman Eyewear glasses comes with a protective case, cleaning cloth, car charger, AC adapter, USB cable, a micro SD card reader, a lanyard and extra lenses in green, yellow and clear. WOW! That’s a lot of stuff. Everything included would be able to accommodate any shooting situation.
Click HERE to see some video footage taken from my glasses at Single Stack.
Another neat feature about the Sportsman Eyewear glasses is they take both video AND still photo with a resolution of 1280 x 1024. The camera is 3.0 mega pixels so it provides really clear photos.
The only thing I don’t like about these glasses, they make it really difficult to wear over the head hearing protection. It’s possible to wear them, but the head band from the muffs causes the frames of the glasses to dig into my head – DISLIKE! The sound is also a little muffled at first, too, because the glasses have to get used to the loudness of the bang.
Obviously, these glasses can be used for a variety of sports, not just shooting. They are available in black and camouflage frames. Be sure to visit www.handsfreevideo.com to order your pair. Christmas is just around the corner. These would make great stocking stuffers!
Follow Beth Cowgill’s adventures in the shooting world at her blog, Sass, Brass & Bullets.
Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, this product review is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.
I used them during turkey season last year, Tammy. They picked up gobblers from quite a way out! While I didn’t shoot anything that day, it was still neat to go back and listen/watch afterwards.
Thanks for sharing the info on these video glasses. I need to get a pair of these! I’m always wishing I could share the things I’m seeing and hearing when out in the field, and these look like they would be the ticket.
JUST WATCHED THE VIDEO, BUB. OUTSTANDING! THE THOUGHT CROSSED MY MIND THAT THESE GLASSES HAVE NUMEROUS APPLICATIONS IN THE AREA OF A TRAINING VIDEO OUTSIDE OF SHOOTING. IF YOU WERE OPERATING A SKID STEER, WEARING THESE GLASSES WHILE OPERATING ANY ATTACHMENT, ONE COULD PRODUCE A TRAINING VIDEO FOR YOUNG WANNA BE OPERATORS NEEDING A VIEW FROM THE COCKPIT, SO TO SPEAK. YOU ALWAYS SEE TRAINING VIDEOS FROM THE “OTHER” SIDE OF THE WORK, NOT WHERE YOU REALLY NEED TO. FYI. DAD