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Poor product

  • By Chris from Denver on Tuesday, November 15, 2016
  • Pros: Shipped fast
  • Cons: Product was terrible and unusable
  • Review: From the start I could tell it wasn't going to be good because the cloth protective cover was stuck to the glasses as if they painted them and put the cover on right away. After I got them unstuck, they had a strong smell of paint. 'My instructor did not want me to use them because the cut outs were not even and too low. I could not even see a master switch. Too much hassle to send back and went and purchased a different set from a local pilot store. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone.
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Not for older eyes

  • By Richard from Kennett Square PA USA on Wednesday, March 14, 2012
  • Pros: Effective vision limitation
  • Cons: Useless if you need reading glasses
  • Review: I need 1.5 D readers - I tried the OPX stickons but the large curvature of the Blockalls would not allow them to stay in place. For a fraction of the price I brought reader-safety glasses and painted them. Cheap and completely effective. I expect the Blockalls started life as safety glasses. Pity they can't go the extra step and provide the reader option.
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Poor design, low cut windows

  • By Kev23 from Bend OR USA on Wednesday, September 23, 2015
  • Pros: Lightweight, comfortable
  • Cons: Windows cut too low. Can't see your instruments!
  • Review: I bought these for for my IFR rating in a Robinson R44. The "windows" in the lenses are cut so low that I could only see the transponder! No view of my gps, radio, and obviously no instruments. Needless to say, I couldn't use them. Not sure what helicopter they designed these to be used with, but it definitely wasn't the R44
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Not for R44 IFR

  • By J from Bend, OR on Monday, August 03, 2015
  • Pros: low profile
  • Cons: literally blocks all
  • Review: Would give this product a "0" star rating if I could. Ordered the helicopter specific Blockalls. The windows are cut so low that all you can see is your radio and transponder, down by your shins. You will NOT be able to see any of your instruments, or GPS panels. (I'm working on my IFR rating in a Robinson R44 and I'm 5'10, just to give you an idea of what these blockalls don't work with)
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Unadjustable bridge renders it useless.

  • By Javier Abalo from Tolland, CT on Monday, August 17, 2015
  • Pros: Stylish, comfortable
  • Cons: Unadjustable wide bridge
  • Review: Great concept but deficient execution. The unadjustable bridge is very wide requiring an equally wide upper nose. In my case the foggles sit way down in my nose so the only thing I can see are my knees. I would assume this issue will affect many other pilots.
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