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i4ULENSES 2007

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4.20 / 5 (5 reviews)

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Ron Bell
( mountainlaureldesigns - M )

i4ULENSES 2007 on 01/12/2007 13:26:59 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

Need a bit of help seeing up close up (reading maps, DYI body piercings, determining sex of pikas, etc) but your vision past your arm reach is still good?
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They make tiny reading glasses that fit over the bridge of the nose.

I would not recommend them for extended book reading as a regular pair of reading glasses would be more comfortable, but for short tasks, they are perfect.

4 grams per pair
$7 per pair
Shipped with a soft case that is 2gms.

Order two or more sets and get a free hard case that is 12gms

These will be a must carry item for me on all trips, so I give them a 5. Even if the small nose bridge clip part breaks, they can still be used Col. Klink style.

Customer Service FYI, my first order was lost in xmas mail and with only one email they had the replacement to me in three days. SO- A 5 rating on CS too.

A stronger diopter pair could also be very nice in a med kit for close up inspection.

The current lenses are the 4th generation lenses and much improved over past generations. The manufactuer will replace any lenses bought in past years that may be defective.

Edited by mountainlaureldesigns on 02/07/2007 19:52:05 MST.

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Pat Herman
( pato10 )

Break & Shatter Proof Guaranteed. on 01/23/2007 16:28:14 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I am the inventor and president of Eyes For You, Inc., manufacturer of the i4ulenses.I just read the review by Ron Bell. It should also mention that the i4ulenses are guaranteed against breakage: if they break, return them and they will be replaced. If you follow
the adjusment instructions in our web site they will last a long time. People put them in the washing machines and cloth dryers and they come out OK. In a Gossamergear newsletter, Glen Van Peski mentioned our lenses: within one hour we had over 30 orders from backpacker. Normally the lenses are carried in your wallet like a credit card, but for backpacker the compact hard case will work better. Next time you order from us, email a note indicating that you are a member of BackpackingLight and we will include one compact hard case, free of charge, for every i4ulenses you order.
If you have any questions, please contact us.

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James Payne
( enyapjr )

Central PA
14ULENSES on 02/07/2007 15:02:34 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I also heartily give a 5/5 rating...

I ordered some after Glen's GossamerGear newsletter piqued my interest...

They have earned a permanent place in my gear - can't beat the weight and the performance is excellent so far (no scratches even after 'mistreating' them somewhat during 'test trials')...

i4u Lenses also makes a 5.8 diopter magnifier for close work besides the 1.0/1.5/2.0/2.5/3.0 diopter reading specs...

Give them a try! I'll be ordering some more to spread around the house, car, work, etc.

Happy trails!!!

Donald Johnston
( photonstove )
Have they Improved? on 02/07/2007 17:25:36 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 2 / 5

I have a pair from years back when these were discussed on the Backpacking light yahoo group. I like everything about them except their optical quality. The optical quality is lower than any thing else I have ever seen. Another person I know that purchased them at that time felt the same way about them. I am wearing them now. The lenses are clean but they exhibit several optical aberrations. Moving my head around so I am looking through different parts of the lens I get get varying distortion and clarity. Generally fuzzy in the lower portion of the lens and variable as you look through other areas. Have they been improved?

Al Shaver
( Al_T.Tude - M )

High Sierra and CA Central Coast
Uncomfortable but light on 12/22/2007 03:15:07 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Bedding down at Whitney climber's camp holding the topo at arm's length, squinting by headlamp illumination to discern "is that crux on the East Buttress 5.6 or 5.8??" That's when I accepted that I need backcountry reading glasses.

After adjustment they are still uncomfortable and eventually slide down my nose. But for their weight and size they are fine for short uses. Visual quality is good.

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