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Style# 52013


Average rating of 75%

Purpose Built

Shear™ Eyewear is built with the tactical operator in mind, providing superior vision enhancement while remaining stable and secure during periods of high activity. Designed in partnership with Wiley X®, Shear™ Eyewear provides 100% protection against UVA and UVB without distorting the color spectrum. Additional features include a nearly indestructible Grilamid TR-90 Nylon frame, a T-Shell lens coating for enhanced scratch, crack, and craze resistance, and soft TPR nose and temple inserts for stability. Our rigorous quality standards on both safety and performance ensure that your new eyewear will provide maximum ballistic protection and lasting durability in any setting. Includes a zippered, compression molded protective case, a 5.11 SlickStick® web platform attachment kit, a cleaning bag, and a neck strap.


  • Superior peripheral vision protection
  • No color distortion
  • TPR nose piece and temple inserts
  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Allows 15% light transmission
  • T-shell coating is scratch, crack, and craze resistant
  • Meets EN 166 (F) and ANSI Z87.1-2003 standards


  • Selenite polycarbonate die-cut lenses
  • Grilamid high performance TR-90 nylon frame
  • Comes with a 5.11 SlickStick® attachment kit
  • Protective case, cleaning bag, neck strap included
  • Temple to Temple Measures 123mm / 4.85"

Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 11 reviews)

75 %

Great fit (plus w/ annoying design/flaw)


From M1

from Between a rock and some other place.

I use these sunglasses for everyday wear/activities which frequently transition(s) into high-jarring pursuits that merit the rugged build and snug fit this model provides--not to mention the elevated occular impact protection from high velocity debris that this model ensures.

Annoying then to find that the rubber temple tip pieces detached from the Grilamed TM TR -90 nylon frame after 3 weeks of daily use (no salt water exposure aside from perspiration). As this occured out in the field I had to put up with the annoyance and discomfort of dangling rubber strips for some 5 weeks before I hit civilization and could visit an authorized 5-11 vendor.

Well there I was offered a full refund, a replacement pair, or the choice of any of the other sunglass models/brands that they stocked (paying/refunded the price difference). This despite the circumstance of my having purchased the sunglasses 8 months prior to showing up at the authorized dealer. Smooth customer service indeed!

I tried on quite a few of the other bomb-proof sunglasses they stocked but opted for a replacement pair of Shears--they quite simply had everything I wanted going for them. The excellent 5-11 & vendor customer service left me feeling confident that should the temple tips' rubber strips fail again then I would be well served and not abandoned like some mass market chump. Nice. (Reminded me of the excellent customer service Arc'teryx provides--the kind that oft shapes me into a brand-loyal consumer)

Longest I've kept a pair of sunglasses.


From Jeff

from Orlando, Fl

Great pair of sunglasses. I've owned them for 2 or 3 years now and I still have them and wear them daily. I wear them when I go shooting at the range, for work, driving off road, pretty much if it's to sunny for standard safety glasses I'm wearing these. My only main complaint is that my peripheral vision is completely blind when wearing these. Before these I was use to thin metal framed glasses. My last complaint is the rubber padding for the ears have fallen off and needed to be glued back on. Besides that they have been great.

Love the feel and fit! But...


From clintster

from terre haute, indiana

I love the feel of these sunglasses. My eyes are extremely sensitive to sunlight and these are just a tad darker than regular sunglasses which make them perfect for me.
The one thing I do not like is that they scratch VERY easily. I am extremely careful with mine and they always go back in the case. Yet I have scretches on them out of nowhere. Luckily none of the scratches are in my direct field of vision, but it's only a matter of time.

Rubber moldings very poor quality


From Clarity Sailing Adventures

from Tampa

I bought these for driving and general outdoor use. They are very comfortable, although the shade of tint in the lenses isn't exactly what I would have chosen (full disclosure: I have a LOT of trouble finding what I want in sunglasses... the tint was tolerable for me, just not ideal. You may love it.)

However, the poor quality of the rubber molding around the earpieces and the nose have almost made them unwearable in less than 4 months. I can see by other reviews that this is not an isolated problem. And I also see that 5.11 requires me to take them back to where I bought them for an exchange or refund. That smacks of poor customer service, especially with a known issue like this. Unfortunately, if that proves to be the case (I will be emailing 5.11 customer service), I will have to stop purchasing 5.11 products altogether.

ear rubber is bad.


From JD

from Martinsville, VA

The rubber behind the ear splits and makes it impossible to wear. This definitely a design flaw as this is my second part after I complainted about the first pair.

Nice Sunglasses


From Randman

from Colorado

These are great sunglasses that look great and cover well. They are fragile and scratch easily just like any plastic lense, but if you are careful, you can get a year or so of wear out of them.

Great sunglasses


From JR

from Nellis AFB, NV

Great sunglasses

Great product overall - some issues


From CyberDoctor

from Lakeland, Florida

I purchased two pair of these glasses when they very first came available, [...] The second pair was a backup in case the first pair failed. The first pair lasted for well over a year, but the rubber parts (i.e., nose pieces and ear pieces) began to deteriorate and separate from the frame. Finally, they reached the point of no return, so they went into the trash and the backup pair came out. When shopping for a new backup pair I was disappointed to see that the design has not changed. Perhaps my first pair was defective, but I somehow suspect this is a design flaw. I believe that I will try another model this time around. I'd love to see a pair based on the old Romer design. I had a pair of Romer's that lasted 3 years.

Awsome Glasses


From coop

from Douglas,Wy

These glasses are very comfortable and stlyish. The lenses are perfectly tinted so as not too be to dark, but they are also not to light and are great in bright sun. I really like them and would highly recommend them.

Great sunglasses for the long wait


From 11B Vet

from Long Island, NY

I have driven, walked and ran in these so far. They feel light but durable. Comes with a hard case which is great. They sometimes feel too big for my face. I think it is the wide nature of the frame. Glare and snow blindness(North East US) are reduced tremendously. Great overall product.

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