This replacement lens is the thermal version. Thermal lenses are a two pane construction. This prevents the lens from fogging during play.
Video Transcript: Tippmann Intrepid Goggles Lens Retention System
Hi. I've got the new Tippmann Intrepid Goggles here in front of me, and we're going to look at the Lens Retention System. Now, this is the Tippmann Intrepid, but it does share the same lens system with the Tippman Valors and the U.S. Army Ranger Goggles. That'd be the 2013 version, not the older style. So, this lens retention is going to be the same for all three of those goggles.
It's a spherical lens and it is held onto the goggle using this strap and pin system. The first time you do this, it's going to be pretty stiff, this plastic. I've only done this goggle a couple of times, but already it's loosening up pretty easily. So, this strap is pulled up through there and that releases the goggle strap here. Okay? And, so, we need to do that on both sides and I'll show it to you from a slightly different angle here. And, again, just pull that up. Well, I guess I didn't have my strap on there from before. And that's it. It's released. The earpiece can pull back a litle bit and the lens comes off because that's just a peg that goes through the lens. You can see that right there. And once that's released off of that peg, the lens itself slides towards the front of the goggle. And that's it -- very simple to get that off the goggle.
When you're putting it back, reverse order. Again, you're just going to line this up here. Make sure that the tab goes in the right spot here. As it starts to go back, you're going to have to pull the earpiece back and get it to slide over that peg. I'm going to do that on both sides. But, as this goes back, there are three tabs here on the lens that need to slide into the goggle frame. So, make sure those are lined up as you're going back in there. And this piece will go -- you can pull that back. Make sure we're lined up. And that's it. So, when you're all done, you got the lens in, put the strap retainer right there, and this piece is just going to slide right back in. And you can reach down below here and give it a snug to get it into its final position. Same thing on this side, getting the lens pushed all the way back. Ugh, not lining up quite right there. There it goes, all the way back so that it goes around this peg. Put the strap back in place, and that just slides in. There -- and pull from the bottom. That's it.
That took four minutes. With a little practice, this really shouldn't take more than a minute to do. So, that's the Lens Retention System on the new Tippmann Intrepid. It also happens to be the same lens system on the Tippmann Valors and U.S. Army 2013 Rangers. Thanks for watching.
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