Ahhhh the PVS-14 i miss that little guy
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Pricey ... but you won't ever buy another. I prefer the monocular as it allows me something akin to normal vision and I don't become disoriented walking about. The head-strap this comes with is all you need and the device works well mounted on my AR.
This was the last piece of gear I bought, but considering what I bought it for, it should have been the second or third, in hindsight.
I never had the pleasure of fielding those and they look like they work amazingly well but at $40K.... no thanks
here these are pretty lightweight and work fantastic Link I happen to still own mounts for them and know where to buy them legally . Also there is another AN PVS system that works mono and Bi that are coke bottle lens thin but I can't seem to remember there actual nomenclature but I am looking and those are super lightweight and are tough as nails and have a superb battery life and are obtainable through civilian markets. When I find what I am talking about I will link those as well. Also the first set I linked IS head mountable with a certain type of beanie, yeah a beanie and it is comfortable and all though does not look it is actually pretty good!edit on 5-2-2014 by Brotherman because: (no reason given)
I agree. Being an avid adventurer, the only night equippment i pack is 1. a headmount red/white LED. 2 a good quality 320 lumen flashlight. and 3. for back up my old trusty L shaped flashlight with red/blue/green/clear lenses
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If you are indeed on a "trek" and won't be walking at night, I can't imagine why you would want to burden yourself a piece of equipment that is not essential. A good head band LED outfit is perfect for trekking. --Not to mention the enormous cost you seem to ignore in your thinking about upgrading. Actually, most experienced trekkers would laugh at carrying even the device that you have.
For maximum utilization of scotopic vision, 20 to 30 minutes in total darkness are required to attain satisfactory retinal dark adaptation. An alternative is to have the aircrew member wear red goggles for 20 to 30 minutes before flying. When worn in normal illumination, red goggles will not interfere significantly with the ability to read most maps, charts, manuals, etc., as long as the printing is not in red ink. Red goggles block all light except red, which enhances rod dark adaptation because red light does not stimulate the scotopic system. There are some drawbacks to wearing red goggles or using red cockpit lighting. When reading maps, markings in red on a white background may be invisible. Red light also creates or worsens near-point blur in older far-sighted, presbyopic (decreased near focusing ability due to age), and pre-presbyopic aircrew. Under red light or using red goggles in normal light, red light is focused behind the retina due to the optics of the eye and more "near focusing" than average must be used to provide a clear image when reading at near.