Sometimes, less is more – a lot more. While I have had the pleasure of reviewing some really excellent, expensive goggle systems, the GX-1000 from Guarder ranks among the most functional and comfortable I have ever worn. Better yet, this pair of goggles is only about $25 dollars.

Outwardly, the Guarder GX-1000 goggles appear somewhat skeletal, like the BOLLE T-800 goggles they are designed after. The black, thin rigid frames are shielded behind a large, poly-carbonate lens, give the whole thing a spartan appearance. The goggles feature an elastic, adjustable strap which easily fits around most helmet types – although, I did not have a PASGT helmet to try it with.

As for added accessories, the Guarder GX-1000 will not disappoint you. In the box comes a cleaning cloth/soft pouch for storage as well as two extra lenses – one yellow and the other smokey. Again – this is all for $25 dollars. In terms of construction, the goggles feel very solid and the wrap around shape makes it easy to fit them over prescription lenses. The poly-carbonate lenses are all 100% UV-A/B filtering as well as meet MIL-SPEC, OSHA, and ANSI standards for safety.


The poly-carbonate lens sits slightly away from the frame, which could be an issue for some fields as there is a small gap in between where, technically, a BB could fit. However, the lens is taller than the frame – so, in order for that to happen, the shooter would have to be firing from directly above or below you. Personally, I never had an issue with it while I was using it. One HUGE benefit to this gap between the lens and the frame is that the goggles simply do not fog up – air and moisture do not get trapped inside them like full-seal goggles.

In terms of protection, the lenses are very rigid and easily take BB strikes. I had the unfortunate luck of getting sprayed across the face by an opposing player with a PolarStar and the goggles didn’t even show a scratch. I have the utmost confidence in this set of goggles.

Overall, Guarder’s GX-1000 airsoft goggles are an excellent purchase and, without a doubt, feature the best “bang for your buck” in any airsoft goggles I have yet to try. The Guarder GX-1000 is $25 dollars over at

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Jerry Paxton

A long-time fan and reveler of all things Geek, I am also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of