Light weight, incredibly strong, and comfortable in the Field.
The 500 Series is a perfect piece of equipment for the Shooting and Archery enthusiast. This exciting new platform molded from high grade stainless steel benefits from years of frame design experience. The frame provides a completely unobstructed sight picture and a perfectly balanced frame geometry that reduces perceived weight.
The frame in fact is a mere 1.25oz. This feather weight design provides all day comfort. The 500 Series integrates the Pilla signature “fork” temple tip made of a high performance rubber called Megol. The “fork” tip is easily adjusted by bending the tips to contour the shooters head. When properly adjusted the weight of the nose bridge is almost completely erased.
“With over 20 years of Action Shooting experience, I have always looked for ways to become better at what I do. I would look over my guns, ammo, gear, etc.… and try to find anything that would allow me to get a better result. In my sport, taking off a fraction of second could mean the difference between winning and losing a World Championship.
HIGH PERFORMANCE EYEWEAR FOR ARCHERS
Aviation is one of the few professions where vision and critical accuracy are literally the single most important requirements. Without perfect vision, risk and error are profoundly magnified to a power of 10. Pilla provides a total eye managment directive for our Aviation glasses. We protect the eye, preserve eye fitness, and enhance eye performance. We protect the pilot's eyes with with true UV 400 eye protection from all three forms of harmful UV light.
Our VIVX lens science, developed in partnership with ZEISS, is optically perfect and reduces eye fatigue because the eye is no longer looking through a distorted lens material. This is a major benefit for a pilot as situational awareness in a cockpit is maintained. Pilla provides superior optics and filtration technology, enhancing the eye's capability to manage a variety of lighting conditions when operating under VFR. We do this with very specific lens filtrations which artificially enhance the color spectrum in various lighting conditions. Eyewear is as important as the preflight check for a pilot - when you put Pilla on in the cockpit you have checked one of the most important elements of your preflight routine.
Also the unfair advantage for Drone Pilots who spend alot of time outdoors in varying light conditions. The Pilla Aviators and Injected Series are a must have for the performance aviator.
The Mustang is a classic Aviator with a 60mm lens size. The frame uses Italian acetate temple tips and sweat bar. The frame is made of nickel-free Monel and is very light weight for all day wear.
Monte Carlo (M)
The Monte Carlo is a Chrome frame with a 58mm lens size. The temple tips are made of Italian acetate and the nose uses extremely soft silicone pads.
The Stinger is a classic Caravan style frame that has Italian acetate temple tips. The frame is made of nickel-free Monel and is light-weight for all day wear. The lens size is 58mm.
Our lens technologies for Polo utilize a filtration science that provides perfect depth of field for the Player while enhancing the resolution and registration of the Polo ball.
For the sport of Polo, Pilla provides a light management system from full sun to low light with specialty lenses for Polo Athletes.
Pilla has worked with the top ranked players in the sport including Mariano Aguerre and Facundo Pieres to develop a Zeiss VIVX filtration technology that mutes the grass surface to pop the white of the ball. The combination of the proprietary lens science and the specific engineering of the frame geometry give the player a competitive advantage. The frame geometry fits perfectly under the helmet and provides excellent eye coverage to protect from mallets and the potential of a ball hitting the eye
In the Hunter/Jumper market Pilla has teamed up with Olympic Gold Medalist Will Simpson to develop the high contrast color enhancing Zeiss lenses used to negotiate the Jumper ring with precision.
The proprietary color filtration infused into the lenses enhances the color of the jumps while providing accurate vision for the rider. In addition to the lens science, the frame geometries used fit perfectly under a hat and provide great protection from the elements of wind, dust, and glare.
Pilla’s equestrian lens technologies have the highest performance anti-reflective available producing perfect high definition resolution reducing any light bouncing off the lens surface. Each Zeiss VIVX lens is certified to be optically correct. Each lens provides 100% UV protection from the suns harmful UV rays.
World-class athletes in the sport of Polo as well as Olympic medaling equestrians in the Hunter/Jumper disciplines use our lenses and specially designed frame geometries.
The Pilla Hunting Collection provides the wearer with the ultimate in eye protection while enhancing the outdoor experience for the wearer. Wearing eyewear in the field is a necessity to both provide the wearer with eye performance as well as eye protection from stray shot, twigs, or even the direct adverse effects of the sun. Our hunting collection benefits from the same type of light management and color enhancement found in the entire Pilla collection. Our hunting collection provides a variety of lens options from Fun Sun to Low Light.
The Pilla Collection for the discerningis an invaluable tool for seeing the jumps with precise accuracy. In addition to the high performance lens design, Pilla provides the athlete with all day protection of the eye. Each injected frame design keeps dust and wind out of the athlete's eyes. Pilla has focused on providing the athlete with a pair of high performance sports glasses that work in concert with the athletes needs both visually and functionally from a fit perspective. We have spent a tremendous amount of time designing the frame to provide both performance and fit. Each of the injected models uses TR-90 and "Megol" in the nose and temple tips.
Our injection models are made of high performance TR-90 and use the finest in rubber components. We make Black, Rootbeer, Black and White frame options in the Injected series.
- Law Enforcement (Day to Day / Qualifications)
- Firearms Training
- Competition Shooting Events
Pilla has eyewear that will suit your very needs, with the quality, clarity and performance only Pilla and Zeiss are known for, and exceed ANSI and MIL standards.
Lifestyle Series - The Tourist Trophy (TT) Collection
For over 20 years, Pilla has been providing professional shooters and high performance athletes with our lens and frame technologies. Once an athlete uses our technology for their profession, they find they cannot look through standard sunglasses anymore. We have received countless requests to have our lenses put in personal everyday glasses.
So, Pilla created the TT collection - A collection of everyday high performance eyewear. Every TT pair of glasses and sunglasses uses a Zeiss VIVX lens and provides the same level of visual acuity found in all our high performance sports eyewear.
Our TT collection is a classically designed collection of nocompromise eyewear for men and women. We have executed classic Aviators and Wayfarersas well as motorcycle glasses for our athletes. Now our athletes can use our glasses for their professional craft and wear Pilla’s all day long in their everyday life.
We provide prescription options in all of our TT glasses.
"When the fire burns so bright in your heart they can see it in your eyes, that's when everything changes. "
A universal Fit - One Size fits ALL
“Let’s make a mask for archery with no frame and no nose Bridge..."
The Mask System started as an idea which didn’t seem possible on paper. We said, “Let’s make a mask for archery with no frame and no nose... so the performance archer has complete unobstructed visual sight and target reference. Further, the design of the glasses should provide a feather weight feeling to the lens.“
Pilla has worked to refine the concept and the Mask System has re-written the book on performance glass geometry. The Mask System is secured using a suede lanyard which can easily be adjusted for pressure using a slide on the backside of the head. The actual need for tightening to secure the lens is minimal as the Pilla/ZEISS lens technology is so light in weight that it basically sits on the bridge with no pressure from the lanyard. The visual picture is unmatched through the lens as there is no nose piece interupting the archers vision. The lens design is fit with a wide megol sweat bar that promotes air flow from top to bottom as well as through the front side of the sweat bar. This innovative sweat bar design acts like a frame and provides a very comfortable fixing point to the head. The Mask System should be worn so the sweat bar achors the lens to the face.
The Renegade is a special field pair of glasses made of Titanium and Surgical Steel and fit with seven field lenses ranging from full sun to low light.
These lenses are perfect for small game and are extremely precise for a variety of bird species. The lens filtrations are designed to accelerate very specific pieces of the visual spectrum to enhance feathers and push natural color. Each filtration is formulated to produce high definition color through high contrast science and color manipulation.
Each of the lenses is coated with a proprietary high performance 7 layer Anti-Reflective as well as Pilla’s Hydrolio coating. This coating is an essential element for field glasses, adding an extra hard coat to the lens while making the lens extremely easy to clean. Further, this proprietary coating sheets water off the lens in adverse conditions.
Each of the lenses fit to the Renegade hunting series protects your eyes not only from twigs and stray shot but the lenses protect from 100% of the suns harmful UV rays. The lens blocks 100% of UVA, UVB, and UVC.
Our UV protection is embedded into the lens substrate and blocks 100% of the harmful blue light or high energy visible wavelengths (HEV) up to precisely 400nm.
Carbon Fiber temples with a titanium inner core that can be formed to a customized fit. The forked ends are designed to wrap around and cradle the back of the head, reducing weight on the front and eliminating the need for a nose piece. The high performance megol rubber brow bar is complete with “RAM-AIR” venting holes to push air down the back side of the lens and reduce any fogging. The Snap-tech lens changing system comes standard on the Outlaw X6A, making lens changing as easy as it gets. The oversized lens allows for a completely unobstructed view across the nose bridge, making it the perfect archery glass. This also eliminates stray light coming from extreme angles.
- Carbon Fiber temples with titanium inner core can be formed to a customized fit
- The forked ends are designed to wrap around and cradle the back of the head, reducing weight on the front
- The high performance megol rubber brow bar is complete with "RAM-AIR" venting holes to push air down the back side of the lens and reduce any fogging
- Snap-tech lens changing system comes standard, making lens changing as easy as it gets
- Over sized lens allows for a completely unobstructed view across the nose bridge
- Lens geometry eliminates stray light coming from extreme angle
- Both Shooting Sports and Archery applications
Available in Multiple Configurations and Models - Panther X6 and Panther X7The Panther System is the result of our collaboration with 26 Times World Champion George Digweed MBE (Panther X6)and World Champion Max Michel (our latest introduction the Panther X7). We engineered the first generation of this frame system back in 2001 and launched the design into the market in 2002. The design directive from George was quite simple, “create a pair of glasses that is like not wearing a pair of glasses.”
Variable Color Filtration
PILLA ZEISS Progressive is a proprietary lens technology engineered by PILLA and ZEISS. The lens science provides athletes with three distinct advantages: enhanced depth of field, increased color management, and “live light” management. This new lens concept introduces a variable color filtration as well as multiple filtration color curves in the same lens.
This variation in filtration and light transmission allows the eye to perform at its maximum focal potential while allowing for variable filtration saturation. The result is crisp vision at distance, rich definition of the sight picture, and the ability for the wearer to change transmittance to tune resolution immediately.
DEPTH OF FIELD IN SHOOTING SPORTS MUST BE ACCURATE AND TRUE
It is important to recognize that there is a proper balance of color enhancement for maximum performance of the eye to gauge depth of field. It is particularly critical in shooting sports. Without proper registration of depth of field you cannot recognize speed distance and trajectory of the desired target. We provide full registration of the entire color spectrum with our lenses.
We use proprietary color filtration science that does not wash and tint the entire sight picture of the shooter creating a lack of definition that diminishes the eyes ability to gauge depth of field. Our color enhancement science allows the eye to register the complete visual color spectrum this provides the eye with accurate depth perception making the shooter recognize the true flight speed, distance, and trajectory of the target.
Over forty custom lens filtrations.
Our competitive DNA is in shooting sports, where our eyewear is trusted by more professionals than any other brand — a stable of athletes that includes record-setting World Champions, Olympic Gold Medalists, and Hall of Famers. We have since developed specific lens formulations for many sports applications and have become the eyewear of choice for Athletes in Polo, Golfers on the PGA and LPGA Tour, World Champion Auto Racers, Olympic Equestrian Show Jumpers, Remote Aircraft Pilots, Commercial Pilots, and many athletes and sports enthusiasts around the globe.