ASTM F2879 - 18

    Standard Specification for Eye Protective Devices for Airsoft Sports

    Active Standard ASTM F2879 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.57

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification applies to eye protective devices (EPDs) designed for use by participants in the sport of airsoft with 6-mm airsoft projectiles. These EPDs are designed to minimize or significantly reduce injury to the eye and adnexa as a result of impact and penetration of airsoft projectiles.

    1.2 When airsoft guns are used for target practice with a paper or gel target and a backstop sufficient to prevent ricochet, shooters may wear eye protection (shooting glasses) appropriate for use with firearms, ball bullet (BB) guns or air guns that meet ANSI Z87.1. The balance of this specification applies to EPDs designed for use by participants in tactical sports using airsoft guns.

    1.3 EPDs meeting the requirements of this specification offer protection to the eyes and adnexa and not necessarily to any other parts of the head.

    1.4 This specification does not limit the wearing of eyeglasses or contact lenses when used in conjunction with the EPD based on the information provided by the manufacturer in 9.2.21.

    1.5 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.6 The following information is provided for the laboratory conducting the test for the protection of their personnel: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1003 Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics

    F2679 Specification for 6 mm Projectiles Used with Airsoft Guns

    F2748 Specification for Airsoft Guns


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.340.20 (Head protective equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 49221503(Sport safety equipment other than headgear)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F2879-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2879-18, Standard Specification for Eye Protective Devices for Airsoft Sports, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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