The King is dead! Long live the King!

Once you find a good pair of safety glasses that are comfortable, you never want to let them go. I found my favorite, the Milwaukee MK2400, which I did a review on them here.  Unfortunately, not long after I found exactly what I liked, they became either unavailable for long periods, or the price jumped up to around $15 a pair. Since I had two on hand, I didn’t jump at buying more. In the months since, it appears they have become permanently unavailable. Another pair I tried from a different manufacturer just wasn’t as good. The fit was awful and they’ve been buried in a junk cabinet in the house.

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon another pair of safety glasses that looked remarkably similar, the Uvex S2450 for a price in the same ballpark as when I stocked up on the Milwaukees. I decided to order them to see how similar. The answer is that it would be hard for them to be too much similar, because I believe they are the same glasses.

The only differences I can find are the lack of the Milwaukee logo on the stems and different ear guards on the ends. The Uvex ones are a bit harder and a little more uncomfortable. I don’t know if I’ll get better used to them after time. The Milwaukees also came in a nice little plastic case for storage, which was nice. The Uvex are currently going for around $7 and change, so they are fairly comparable to the normal price of the old 2400. They also have a tinted lens version in the same style for long periods of outdoor work, something I’ve longed for.

It’s way too early for me to make a recommendation on the Uvex glasses yet, being so new to me. The fit of the ear guards (or whatever you call them) is going to be a big determining factor. But if you liked the 2400s I’m sure you’d be happy with the 2450s even if you had to replace the ends.

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