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Life is better beyond walls.

We believe in living life outside walls and it has always been our mission to create products that help you get the most of our every moment. This mission helped us create ChromaPop lenses which, quite simply, are the most advanced polarized lenses in the world and they allow you to see truer color, faster to maximize your visual experience of the world around you.

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See more with ChromaPop

When you see more you can do more. Our proprietary ChromaPop lens technology enhances clarity and natural color to let you effortlessly see more detail. More detail gives you the advantage needed to perform confidently and have more fun.

Sharper

Upgraded Experience

Make every moment more vivid and clear.

Easier

Instant Advantage

Get one up on mother nature without your eyes have to work so hard.

Faster

Confident Performance

Trusting what you see lets you push the limits of faster and farther.

How ChromaPop works

Through our proprietary ChromaPop lens technology, we help you see detail and color beyond normal capabilities. ChromaPop filters two specific wavelengths of light that cause color confusion. By doing this the lens delivers greater definition, more natural color, and unmatched clarity to allow you to see more detail.

Normally

The eye’s retina has trouble distinguishing between blue and green, and red and green light perception.

With ChromaPop

ChromaPop filters these specific crossovers, allowing greater definition, natural color, and clarity.

Why is it better?

Through our proprietary ChromaPop lens technology, we help you see detail and color beyond normal capabilities. ChromaPop filters two specific wavelengths of light that cause color confusion. By doing this the lens delivers greater definition, more natural color, and unmatched clarity to allow you to see more detail.

Tuned for life beyond walls.

Water

Tints matter. Dial in your sunglass lens for the right environment. Our custom lenses are tuned to deliver you the ultimate in clarity and durability for any experience.

Fresh Water

IGNITOR
BROWN

In-Shore

IGNITOR
BROWN
BRONZE MIRROR

Ocean

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GRAY GREEN
PLATINUM
BLUE MIRROR

Land

Tints matter. Dial in your sunglass lens for the right environment. Our custom lenses are tuned to deliver you the ultimate in clarity and durability for any experience.

Road

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PLATINUM
GRAY GREEN

Trail

BROWN
GRAY GREEN
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Field

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BROWN

Why is it better?

Through our proprietary ChromaPop lens technology, we help you see detail and color beyond normal capabilities. ChromaPop filters two specific wavelengths of light that cause color confusion. By doing this the lens delivers greater definition, more natural color, and unmatched clarity to allow you to see more detail.

Clearly Better.

Lens Technology

Lens Construction

LENS CONSTRUCTION TO OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE

ChromaPop , Techlite glass and Carbonic lens constructions are optimized to provide a variety of optical and impact-resistant benefits. We precisely align the finest polarized filters and finish our lenses with multi-layer mirror, Anti-Reflective (A/R), anti-scratch, and Hydroleophobic lens coatings. The end result is an artfully crafted lens that preserves color perception and delivers optimized optical clarity and precision in all environments.

Lens Construction

SMITH POLARIZATION

Sunglass polarization cuts glare. Glare off of horizontal surfaces like snow, water, and asphalt, decreases depth perception, and reduces visual acuity which causes eye fatigue. We precisely align the polarized visual layer inside our lenses to filter out 99.9% of this "visual static" for a finely tuned view of the action.

Lens Construction

POLARCHROMIC: POLARIZED LENSES WITH PHOTOCHROMIC TECHNOLOGY TO ADAPT TO EVER-CHANGING LIGHT CONDITIONS

With Smith Polarchromic, we combine the glare-free benefits of advanced polarization with UV sensitive, self-tint-adjusting photochromic technology to bring you sunglass lenses that adapt to changing light conditions, so you always have the perfect tint for the amount of light.

Polarization
Lens Construction

TLT (TAPERED LENS TECHNOLOGY)

When light passes through a medium it refracts, i.e. changes course. If left uncorrected, this refraction can cause visual distortion and eye fatigue. Smith’s Tapered Lens Technology straightens out the incoming light rays by progressively tapering the lens from the optical center toward the peripheral view. What this means for you is that you see with 100% accuracy and maximum comfort.

Lens Construction

HYDROLEOPHOBIC - WATER AND OIL PROOF COATING

Repels moisture, grease, and grime. A barrier between your lenses and the world. Water will bead up and disperse without streaking. Smudges from fingerprints are wiped clean easily.

Lens Construction

ANTI-REFLECTIVE (A/R) COATING

Vacuum applied, Anti-Reflective (A/R) coatings on the back side of the lens will eliminate bothersome sidelight reflections.

Lenses are only half the story.

PIVLOCK

Change is easy.

PivLock Technology

PivLock interchangeable sunglasses lens system feature a proprietary, patent-pending temple and lens interface that truly provides an unobstructed field of view. Engineered to minimize frame weight while maintaining a secure fit, both the temples and nosepiece remove easily, making the task of changing lenses easier than ever.

Evolve

Evolve

For nearly 50 years Smith has been a steward of the outdoors. The Smith customer is a socially conscious hard charger. Great days in the water, dirt, and snow are made better when we are mindful to protect the environment we recreate in.

We incorporate the revolutionary, Rilsan® Clear material into what has become the largest eco-friendly sunglass collection in the world. This material allows us to create lightweight, durable frames, that are over 53% bio-based.

Rilsan® Clear is derived from the renewable, non-genetically modified castor plant. Characteristics of this material include flexibility, lightweight, high elasticity, remarkable toughness, and excellent chemical resistance. Most importantly, this material is not petroleum based.

Why is 53% bio-based important? Through extensive testing and field trials, Smith has found the correct balance of materials required to sustain performance and durability, while reducing our environmental impact.

Our brand heritage was forged with a passion for the outdoors. This responsibility continues to drive us today. We recognize our obligation to be considerate to the environments we revere. With an unwavering commitment to further develop, we explore the use of sustainable manufacturing materials into the Smith product of today, and into the future.

Metals

Metals

Ultra lightweight with an immaculate fit. Classic silhouettes constructed with premium stainless steel or sculpted alloy metal frames. Adjustable silicone or optical nose pads provide all day comfort.

Base Curve

Base Curve Diagram

The base curve is the radius of the sphere measured from the back of the lens. Smith features styles with 6,8, and 9 base lens curvature. Models that include 6 base tend to be more flat relative to your face. While 9 base styles provide the maximum amount of wrap around your face.

Spring Hinge

Spring Hinge

Stainless steel optical hinges incorporate small springs within the hinge structure that keep the temples snug against your head. This type of hinge is designed to smoothly self adjust in order to accommodate a broader range of head shapes and sizes more comfortably.

Megol

Megol

Placed at the nose and on the temple tips, Megol gently grips your skin to help keep the frame in place. The gripping power increases when introduced to moisture.

Handmade Acetate

Handmade Acetate

A 33-step handcrafted process that features the inclusion of wire-core temples for a customized fit. A huge variety of rich color combinations that possess depth and have a distinct character are made possible with this material.

Grilamid® TR90

Grilamid TR90

Resilient, tough, and flexible. Grilamid® TR90 is an exceedingly light and durable plastic that will maintain its shape under all temperature conditions.